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NAIJA NEWSPAPERS: TODAY'S THE VANGUARD NEWSPAPER HEADLINES [29 AUGUST, 2017].


Below are the headlines found on The Vanguard Online Newspaper for today, Tuesday, 29 August, 2017.

Tue, 29 Aug 2017
The National Bureau of Statistics, NBS, stated in its latest report released yesterday that food price pressure continued into July as all major food sub-indexes increased, with food inflation in the country rising by 20.28 per cent Year-on-Year (YoY) in July.The post Food prices hit 8-yr high, as Buhari tasks economic team appeared first on Vanguard News. 

Tue, 29 Aug 2017
A Federal High Court in Lagos, yesterday, ordered the final forfeiture of N7.6 billion being loot recovered from a former Minister of Petroleum Resources, Mrs Diezani Alison-Madueke.The post Court orders final forfeiture of N7.6bn recovered from Diezani appeared first on Vanguard News. 

Tue, 29 Aug 2017
THE Federal Government and the Academic Staff Union of Universities, ASUU, will again meet today in a bid to resolve the ongoing strike embarked upon by the university teachers two weeks ago. The post Strike: FG, ASUU meet today appeared first on Vanguard News. 

Tue, 29 Aug 2017
NIGER Delta Consultative Assembly, NIDCA, yesterday, described some Niger Delta activists as 'stomach activists,' urging the Federal Government to, henceforth, deal directly with stakeholders of the ethnic nationalities of the nine oil-producing states in the country in its quest to find lasting solutions to the problems of the Niger Delta region.The post PANDEF/PNDPC face-off: NIDCA describes parties as 'stomach activists,' appeared first on Vanguard News. 

Tue, 29 Aug 2017
Erstwhile Secretary to the State Government in the Willie Obiano and Peter Obi administrations in Anambra State, Oseloka Obaze, yesterday emerged as candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP in the forthcoming governorship election in Anambra State.The post Anambra: Obaze trounces Oduah, Ubah to pick PDP ticket appeared first on Vanguard News. 

Tue, 29 Aug 2017
Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, has criticised the Federal Government over the N1.3 trillion it claimed to have invested in 2016 on capital projects in the country, noting that there were no physical projects to justify the claim and that if such amount was used for capital projects, 'there wouldn't be infrastructure decay in the country.'The post PDP blasts FG over claims of N1.3trn projects appeared first on Vanguard News. 

Tue, 29 Aug 2017
Special Adviser to the President on Niger Delta and the Coordinator of the Presidential Amnesty Programme, PAP, Brigadier-Gen. Paul Boroh (retd.), has said there was need to train more of its delegates as the amnesty education programme is winding down.The post Boroh engages more amnesty delegates appeared first on Vanguard News. 

Tue, 29 Aug 2017
Two Igbo groups, the Igbo Peoples Congress, IPC, and the Igbo Aborigines have tasked the Arewa Youths Coalition to make efforts to assist Nigerian soldiers fighting the Boko Haram insurgents in the North East to apprehend Abubakar Shekau and his top commanders who are trying to foister an Islamic Republic in Nigeria violently.The post Notice of quit: Igbo groups urge Arewa youths to assist Army in fighting Boko Haram appeared first on Vanguard News. 

Tue, 29 Aug 2017
THE Ibedaowei of Opokuma Kingdom, HRM, King Okpoitari Diongoli, has decried the deplorable state of the East-West Road, straddling the six states of the South-South, describing it as national shame and embarrassment.The post East-West road, a national shame'Bayelsa monarch appeared first on Vanguard News. 

Tue, 29 Aug 2017
The University of Ilorin, UNILORIN, yesterday, lauded the Federal Government's decision to lift ban on the conduct of post-University Tertiary Matriculation Examination, UTME.The post Students admitted without post-UTME did not meet Unilorin standard ' Mgt appeared first on Vanguard News. 

Tue, 29 Aug 2017
Senator Buruji Kashamu, PDP, Ogun East, has denied the claim by former Ogun State Governor, Gbenga Daniel, that he sent assassins after him.The post Kashamu denies assassination accusation by Daniel appeared first on Vanguard News. 

Tue, 29 Aug 2017
IN reaction to various agitations, kidnapping and other heinous crimes, the Nigerian Army in Ohafia has set up an indoor telephone battle exercise entitled 'Ex Quick Dragon'to douse apprehension and create a sense of urgency among units and personnel across its units and command.The post Agitations, kidnappings: Army unit in communication drill appeared first on Vanguard News. 

Tue, 29 Aug 2017
Abia State Commissioner of Police, Mr. Leye Oyebade, has warned that any policeman found extorting motorists and abusing human rights would face dismissal, no matter his rank.The post Any policeman arrested for extortionll be dismissed ' Abia CP appeared first on Vanguard News. 

Tue, 29 Aug 2017
The Nigeria Customs Service has dismissed four of its officers who were found culpable in the importation and clearing of the 661 pump action rifles seized at Tin Can Island Port earlier in the year.The post Customs officers dismissed over 661 rifles imported into Nigeria appeared first on Vanguard News. 

Tue, 29 Aug 2017
The National Association of Nigerians Students, NANS, has asked the Federal Government to urgently declare a state of emergency in the nation's education sector in order to arrest the rot and instability inherent in the system.The post Declare state of emergency on Education now, NANS tells FG appeared first on Vanguard News. 

Tue, 29 Aug 2017
A chieftain of Accord Party in Oyo State and a close associate of former Governor Rashidi Ladoja, Chief Sunday Adeyemo has lauded the reconciliatory efforts of the National Chairman of Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, Senator Ahmed Makarfi in making sure that the lost glory of the party is restored, describing it as a positive move in a positive direction.The post Accord Party chieftain lauds Makarfi's reconciliation process appeared first on Vanguard News. 

Tue, 29 Aug 2017
No less than 18 states across the Federation recorded at least one confirmed case of Lassa fever out of a total of 241 recorded cases with 82 deaths since the onset of the latest Lassa fever outbreak in December 2016.The post Lassa fever: 18 states record 82 deaths, 241 cases appeared first on Vanguard News. 

Tue, 29 Aug 2017
TRADITIONAL rulers from Edo Central senatorial district will this weekend hold a meeting with a view to persuading the leadership of All Progressives Congress, APC, in the state, to prevail on the members of the Edo State House of Assembly to return the speakership to Edo Central senatorial district.The post Speakership: Edo Central monarchs to meet APC, Oshiomhole appeared first on Vanguard News. 

Tue, 29 Aug 2017
EDO State chapter of the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, has called on the Independent Corrupt Practices Commission, ICPC, to investigate the alleged giving of seven vehicles to former Deputy Speaker of the Edo State House of Assembly, Mrs. Elizabeth Ativie, by the former state governor.The post PDP urges ICPC to probe ex-Edo gov's gift of vehicles to ex-deputy speaker appeared first on Vanguard News. 

Tue, 29 Aug 2017
The APC primary election was immediately welcomed by Chief Jim Nwobodo, the chairman of the Anambra APC Election Planning and Strategy Committee who enjoined all aspirants to keep to their promise to support the winner.The post Keep your word, Nwobodo tells APC aspirants appeared first on Vanguard News. 

Tue, 29 Aug 2017
THE winner of the Anambra state Peoples Democratic Party, PDP governorship ticket, Mr Oseloka Obaze has called on Chairman Capital Oil, Ifeanyi Uba and other contenders to join him in ensuring that the party wins the November election.The post Join me in the campaign to win Anambra election, Obaze begs Ifeanyi Uba, others appeared first on Vanguard News. 

Tue, 29 Aug 2017
Former Secretary to the Anambra state government and one of the contenders in the Anambra state governorship election, Mr.Oseloka Obaze has defeated the Chairman Capital Oil, Ifeanyi Uba , and other contenders to emerge the flag-bearer for the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, for the governorship election in the state come November.The post Obaze defeats Ifeanyi Uba, others to emerge PDP flag-bearer in Anambra guber appeared first on Vanguard News. 

Tue, 29 Aug 2017
IGBO leaders under the aegis of Alaigbo Development Foundation Monday dragged Arewa youths, their sponsors including officials of governments in the Northern Sharia States to the International Criminal Court, ICC, at Hague and the Nigerian Courts to answer to the notice of quit issued Igbo residing in the Northern parts of the country.The post Quit Notice: Igbo leaders drag Arewa youths, Northern governments, others to world court appeared first on Vanguard News. 

Tue, 29 Aug 2017
Mr.Oseloka Obaze has emerged the flag-bearer for the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, after winning the primary election held in Anambra today.The post Breaking: Oseloka Obaze wins Anambra PDP guber ticket appeared first on Vanguard News. 

Tue, 29 Aug 2017
Senator Buruji Kashamu (PDP, Ogun East) has denied the claim by former Ogun State Governor, Gbenga Daniel that he sent assassins after him. In a letter addressed to Inspector-General of Police, Idris Kpotum Ibrahim yesterday, Kashamu said 'the less than clever attempt to link me with the alleged attack on Daniel's residence is politically-motivated.'The post Kashamu writes IGP Idris, denies assassination accusation appeared first on Vanguard News. 

Tue, 29 Aug 2017
DESPITE the hues and cries in many quarters for the restructuring of the country, a Chieftain of the All Progressives Congress, APC, and Chairman, Nigerian Conservation Foundation, Chief Ede Dafinone has said that the President Muhammadu Buhari-led administration has already taken some bold steps to restructure the country.The post Buhari has taken steps to restructure Nigeria, says Dafinone, APC Chieftain appeared first on Vanguard News. 

Tue, 29 Aug 2017
The Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, has criticized the Federal Government over the said N1.3 trillion investments in 2016 on capital projects in the country.The post PDP blasts FG over N1.3trn projects in 2016 appeared first on Vanguard News. 

Tue, 29 Aug 2017
THE Minister of Science and Technology, Mr. Ogbonnaya Onu, has said that the country will save as much as N3 trillion from local sourcing of raw materials and production of various other items that were hitherto imported into the country.The post FG to save N3trn from localisation of raw materials, others ' Onu appeared first on Vanguard News. 

Tue, 29 Aug 2017
The United States yesterday said it is committed to supporting the federal government to create enabling environment for Nigerian businesses to enhance job creation for the country's growing population.The post US committed to enabling environment for Nigerian businesses 'Ambassador appeared first on Vanguard News. 

Tue, 29 Aug 2017
NIGERIAN Maritime Administration and Safety Agency, NIMASA, has concluded plans to disburse $100 million Cabotage Vessel Financing Fund, CVFF, to indigenous ship owners at a single digit interest.The post Ship financing: NIMASA to disburse $100m fund at single digit interest rate appeared first on Vanguard News. 

Tue, 29 Aug 2017
THE Department of Petroleum Resources (DPR) has indicated its willingness to collaborate with the Lagos State Government in their quest to develop a road map for oil and gas in the state.The post DPR to collaborate with Lagos State on oil, gas appeared first on Vanguard News. 

Tue, 29 Aug 2017
THE suffering of electricity consumers has worsened as Electricity Distribution Companies (DISCOs) lack adequate funds to procure prepaid meters for distribution.The post DISCOs lack liquidity to provide pre-paid meters ' Investigations appeared first on Vanguard News. 

Tue, 29 Aug 2017
THERE are indications that rural communities without power supply would smile as Azuri Technologies Limited has emerged with its PayGo solar systems. The company's executives disclosed in Lagos that since its launch in 2016, Nigerians have been enjoying its services.The post Azura emerges with power for rural communities appeared first on Vanguard News. 

Tue, 29 Aug 2017
CHEVRON Nigeria Limited (CNL), the operator of the NNPC/CNL Joint Venture has completed a 12-month on-the-job-training of seven Nigerian graduates at CNL's office and field locations.The post Chevron trains 14 young Nigerians to acquire oil, gas skills appeared first on Vanguard News. 

Tue, 29 Aug 2017
FOREIGN investment inflow into the Nigerian oil and gas industry rose to $291.47 million in the first six months of the year, between January and June 2017, according to data released by the National Bureau of Statistics, NBS. The NBS in its Second Quarter 2017 Foreign Capital Importation Report, disclosed that foreign investment inflow into the oil and gas sector appreciated by 31.76 per cent compared to an inflow of $221.21 million recorded in the first six months of 2016.The post Foreign inve 

Tue, 29 Aug 2017
THERE are indications that Nigeria remains strategic for investment in oil and gas, despite its numerous challenges.The post Nigeria strategic to our Africa plan 'Eaton Electric appeared first on Vanguard News. 

Tue, 29 Aug 2017
NIGERIA's bitumen deposit currently ranks second largest in the world spanning approximately 120kilometres with about 42.74 billion metric tonnes. Bitumen was first discovered in 1900, with focused exploration beginning in 1905. Bitumen deposits are found in Lagos, Ogun, Ondo, and Edo states.The post Solid Mineral endowment appeared first on Vanguard News. 

Tue, 29 Aug 2017
NIPCO Plc has bought another 3.23 percent stake in II Plc, the fuel retailer formerly known as Mobil Oil Nigeria, for 4.84 billion naira ($16 million) to increase its holding to 70 percent.The post Nipco raises stake in 11 Plc to 70% appeared first on Vanguard News. 

Tue, 29 Aug 2017
AS part of its contribution towards job creation in the country, the Enugu Electricity Distribution Company (EEDC) has employed 35 graduates into the second phase of its Graduate Trainee Programme. The post EEDC contributes to labour market through its graduate trainee programme appeared first on Vanguard News. 

Tue, 29 Aug 2017
PRESIDENT Muhammadu Buhari has lamented low ranking of the nation's cocoa production among cocoa producing countries in the world. The post Buhari laments low ranking of nation's cocoa production appeared first on Vanguard News. 

Tue, 29 Aug 2017
The Minister of Science and Technology, Dr Ogbonnaya Onu, says the present administration will ensure that Nigeria saves up to N3 trillion through the adoption and usage of local contents within the next five years.The post Nigeria to save N3trn from local content usage Onu appeared first on Vanguard News. 

Tue, 29 Aug 2017
ONE of the anti-smuggling units of the Nigeria Customs Service, NCS, has intercepted contraband goods with Duty Paid Value, DPV of N531 millionin three weeks.The post Anti-smuggling: Customs impounds goods worth N531m in 3 weeks appeared first on Vanguard News. 

Tue, 29 Aug 2017
The Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN), Monrday, intervened in the Inter-Bank Foreign Exchange Market to the tune of $250m in three segments of the market.The post CBN Injects $250m into Forex Market appeared first on Vanguard News. 

Tue, 29 Aug 2017
Prices of rams have increased by 40 to 50 per cent, compared to that of last year, few days to the Eid-el-Kabir in Minna, in spite of low patronage, the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports.The post Prices of rams increase in Minna ' NAN Survey appeared first on Vanguard News. 

Tue, 29 Aug 2017
A Federal High Court in Lagos on Monday ordered the final forfeiture of N7.6 billion being alleged loot recovered from a former Minister of Petroleum Resources, Mrs Diezani Alison-Madueke.The post Lagos Court orders final forfeiture of N7.6bn recovered from Diezani appeared first on Vanguard News. 

Tue, 29 Aug 2017
Super Eagles coach, Gernot Rohr has assured Nigerians that the safest pair of hands will man the post, when the team takes on Cameroon's Indomitable Lions in their World Cup qualification match in Uyo on Friday.The post We'll sort out goalkeeper problem ' Rohr appeared first on Vanguard News. 

Tue, 29 Aug 2017
Indomitable Lions of Cameroon are keeping their travel plans close to their chest as the team resumed training yesterday in Yaound ahead of Friday's World Cup qualifier against the Super Eagles at the Godswill Akpabio Stadium in Uyo.The post Cameroon keep sealed lips over travel plans appeared first on Vanguard News. 

Tue, 29 Aug 2017
The factional president of the Nigeria Basketball Federation, Tijjani Umar, has sent a congratulatory message to the officials and players of the national senior women's basketball team, D'Tigress, for winning the Afrobasket Championship title for the third time at the weekend after earlier victories in 2003 and 2005.The post Umar lauds D'Tigress for Afrobasket triumph appeared first on Vanguard News. 

Tue, 29 Aug 2017
Officials of the Nigeria Football Federation, NFF have disclosed that they expect a full house tomorrow in the Super Eagles training camp in Uyo ahead of Friday's World Cup qualifier against Cameroon, just as skipper Mikel Obi will lead part of the squad out of Abuja to camp today.The post Mikel, Akpeyi, Ezenwa, Ighalo hit Uyo from Abuja appeared first on Vanguard News. 

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