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NAIJA NEWSPAPERS: TODAY'S THE VANGUARD NEWSPAPER HEADLINES [31 AUGUST, 2017].


Below are the headlines found on The Vanguard Online Newspaper for today, Thursday, 31 August, 2017.


Thu, 31 Aug 2017
CENTRAL Council of Ibadan Indigenes, CCII, an apex socio-cultural group in Ibadan, has incurred the wrath of some family heads known as Mogajis for its claim that 90 per cent of Ibadan indigenes were in support of review and Sunday's coronation of new kings, saying the CCII had been 'compromised.'The post Coronation of new kings: Mogajis fault CCII's claim appeared first on Vanguard News. 

Thu, 31 Aug 2017
THE Pan-Yoruba socio-political group, Afenifere yesterday restated its call on the need for restructuring of the country lamenting that Nigeria at the moment is a dysfunctional country sliding towards the edge of the precipice.The post Afenifere insists on restructuring appeared first on Vanguard News. 

Thu, 31 Aug 2017
Former governor of Kaduna State, Col. Abubakar Umar (retd) has warned the Federal Government not to re-arrest the leader of the Indigenous People of Biafra, IPOB, Nnamdi Kanu, saying doing so would be 'dangerous and politically unwise.'The post S-East govs to engage Kanu on IPOB's 'absolute' demands appeared first on Vanguard News. 

Thu, 31 Aug 2017
YENAGOA'AGGRIEVED residents of Yenagoa, Bayelsa State capital, on the platform of Association of Bulk-Bill Electricity Consumers, ABEC, yesterday, took to the streets, protesting what they described as '100 percent arbitrary increase in electricity tariff by the Port Harcourt Electricity Distribution Company, PHEDC, without any justification.'The post Yenagoa residents threaten to shut PHEDC over 100% tariff increase appeared first on Vanguard News. 

Thu, 31 Aug 2017
Awka'HUNDREDS of women from Idemili North and South local government areas of Anambra State yesterday participated in breast cancer screening exercise organized by the Most Beautiful Girl in Idemili, Miss Onyinye Chikeluba as part of her pet project to fight the scourge.The post Beauty queen organises cancer screening for Anambra women appeared first on Vanguard News. 

Thu, 31 Aug 2017
PORT HARCOURT'The Nigerian Navy has called for greater inter-agency collaboration, saying that synergy among the various security agencies helped crush 205 illegal refineries between January and July.The post Navy advocates inter-agency collaboration appeared first on Vanguard News. 

Thu, 31 Aug 2017
ABUJA'SENATE President, Bukola Saraki, said yesterday that Nigeria was passing through a difficult phase of nation building, occasioned by economic recession, rising insecurity and threat to its corporate existence as a nation by actions of some citizens.The post Few Nigerians responsible for countrys woes ' SARAKI appeared first on Vanguard News. 

Thu, 31 Aug 2017
Uyo 'THE Akwa Ibom Government has been commended for providing drug for the treatment of patients with renal diseases as part of its efforts to reduce the growing cases of kidney failure in the state.The post Medical expert lauds A-Ibom govt over renal treatment appeared first on Vanguard News. 

Thu, 31 Aug 2017
The crisis generated by the demolition of the popular Ekeukwu Market by the state government continued yesterday as youths for and against the exercise engaged themselves in a free for all.The post Shoot-out in Owerri as youths clash over Ekeukwu market; three injured appeared first on Vanguard News. 

Thu, 31 Aug 2017
Troops of Operation Lafiya Dole have killed 82 Boko Haram terrorists and rescued 468 people during fighting patrols and clearance operations in Borno and Yobe states.The post Troops kill 82 terrorists, rescue 468 hostages in Borno, Yobe appeared first on Vanguard News. 

Thu, 31 Aug 2017
LAGOS'A 35-year-old man, Alliu Abdullai, who sells barbecued meat, popularly called Suya, has been arrested over attempt to murder a four-year-old child, who was abducted at White Sand Market, Otto, Ebute Meta area of Lagos State.The post Suya seller kidnaps, attempts slaughtering 4-yr-old girl appeared first on Vanguard News. 

Thu, 31 Aug 2017
Justice Adeyinka Oyinloye of Ilorin High Court, yesterday, adjourned the ongoing case to quash the N4 billion suit slammed against online portal, Sahara Reporters, over series of stories published against the Senate President, Dr. Bukola Saraki.The post Saraki, Sahara Reporters N4bn case adjourned to Sept 14 appeared first on Vanguard News. 

Thu, 31 Aug 2017
5 Interesting Flight Secrets RevealedThe post 5 Interesting Flight Secrets Revealed appeared first on Vanguard News. 

Thu, 31 Aug 2017
NO fewer than six herdsmen again invaded the farm of former Secretary to the Government of the Federation, SGF, Chief Olu Falae in Akure, the Ondo state capital and destroyed his crops.The post Herdsmen again invade Falaes farm in Ondo appeared first on Vanguard News. 

Thu, 31 Aug 2017
ENUGU'Enugu State commissioner for Human Capital Development and Poverty Reduction, Mr. Obinna Mbaeke, has disclosed that Governor Ifeanyi Ugwuanyi of Enugu state has been reducing poverty rate in the state through direct economic empowerments, skills acquisition and wealth generation strategies.The post How Ugwuanyi is reducing poverty in Enugu ' Mbaeke appeared first on Vanguard News. 

Thu, 31 Aug 2017
BENIN' COUNCIL ofBENIN' COUNCIL of the MidWest Zone of the Independent Marketers Association of Nigeria, IPMAN, Edo State has dispelled rumour of a crisis in the zone, as it passed a vote of confidence in the Zonal chairman, Chief Raimi Suleiman and Mr. Johnbull Asemota, the Benin depot chairman, for their selfless services to the association.It described both men as the authentic leaders in the zone and Edo State.The post IPMAN Midwest Council passes vote of confidence in Suleiman, As 

Thu, 31 Aug 2017
THE Senate, yesterday, vowed that no amount of pressure or blackmail would stop it from continuing with the ongoing investigation into alleged N30 trillion revenue leakage in the import and export chain.The post N30trn revenue leakage: Well continue with probe ' Senate appeared first on Vanguard News. 

Thu, 31 Aug 2017
BENIN CITY'IMMEDIATE past governor of Edo State, Mr Adams Oshiomhole, yesterday, ordered the former Deputy Speaker of the state House of Assembly, Mrs Elizabeth Ativie, to return her officials vehicles to the new leadership of the House or risk prosecution.The post I didnt hand over official vehicles to Ativie 'Oshiomhole appeared first on Vanguard News. 

Thu, 31 Aug 2017
6 Ways To Minimise Startup RisksThe post 6 Ways To Minimise Startup Risks appeared first on Vanguard News. 

Thu, 31 Aug 2017
Friday last week's interactive meeting between President Muhammadu Buhari and leaders of the two major political parties, the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP and the ruling All Progressives Congress, APC was a significant milestone in the polity.The post Buhari and PDP: Partners in Progress appeared first on Vanguard News. 

Thu, 31 Aug 2017
The emergence of Dr. Tony Nwoye as candidate of the APC and Mr. Oseloka Obaze as the candidate of the PDP has brought to fore the reduced relevance of money as a factor in determining success in Anambra, analysts have said. Until now, Anambra had gained notoriety for the way money had been used to influence political ascension, especially in the PDP.The post Money loses out in APC, PDP primaries appeared first on Vanguard News. 

Thu, 31 Aug 2017
COUNSEL to the Anambra State Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, Mr. Clems Ezika has called on the governorship aspirants who lost to Mr. Oseloka Obaze during the primary held on Monday to join the winner to ensure the victory of the party in November.The post Join Obaze to ensure victory ' PDP counsel appeared first on Vanguard News. 

Thu, 31 Aug 2017
Chief Henry Onuorah has been nominated the governorship candidate of the Peoples Party of Nigeria, PPN.The post Onuorah emerges PPN candidate appeared first on Vanguard News. 

Thu, 31 Aug 2017
APC candidate Dr. Tony Nwoye has praised what he has described as the level playing ground guaranteed by President Muhammadu Buhari and the party leadership during the governorship primaries.The post Nwoye commends Buhari, APC for allowing level playing ground appeared first on Vanguard News. 

Thu, 31 Aug 2017
GOVERNOR Nyesom Wike has been invited to Chatham house , the Royal Institute of International Affairs to speak on development issues in the country. The post Wike to speak at Chatham House appeared first on Vanguard News. 

Thu, 31 Aug 2017
Hunger and poverty have no political party, hunger and poverty have no religion these are the words ofSenator Dino Melaye, who is representing Kogi west senatorial district.The post Nigerians deserve better; hunger, poverty have no political party Dino Melaye appeared first on Vanguard News. 

Thu, 31 Aug 2017
The Federal Executive Council (FEC), has approved 5.792 billion dollars (about N1.140trillion) for the construction of the 3,050 megawatts Mambilla Hydro-Power project at Gembu in Taraba.The post Breaking: Buhari approves $5.7bn for 45-yr-old Mambilla electricity project appeared first on Vanguard News. 

Thu, 31 Aug 2017
Frontline contender and candidate of the pan-Igbo United Progressive Party (UPP) for theNovember 18, 2017Anambra governorship election, Chief Osita Chidoka, has vowed to restore the Igbo voice in Nigerian politics.The post Anambra guber: Chidoka vows to restore Igbo voice in Nigeria appeared first on Vanguard News. 

Thu, 31 Aug 2017
LAGOS State is the hub of micro, small and medium enterprises (MSMEs) in the west coast, with a concentration of 3,224,324 micro operators and over 11, 663 SME operators, Prince Rotimi Ogunleye, Commissioner for Commerce, Industry and Cooperatives, has declared.The post Lagos is hub of SMEs ' Commissioner appeared first on Vanguard News. 

Thu, 31 Aug 2017
THE output capacity of Nigeria's cement industry is set to hit 45 million tonnes per annum by 2018, 1400 per cent up from about 3.0 million a decade ago, with the target completion date for the second line (Line-2) of BUA Group's Okpella plant in the first quarter next year.The post Nigeria's cement industry rise by 1400% appeared first on Vanguard News. 

Thu, 31 Aug 2017
THE Nigeria Deposit Insurance Corporation (NDIC) has commenced moves to enhance development of deposit insurance in West Africa.The post NDIC moves to boost deposit insurance in West Africa appeared first on Vanguard News. 

Thu, 31 Aug 2017
MINISTER of Power, Works and Housing, Babatunde Fashola, said the Federal Government has approved the construction of a $5.8 billion Mambilla hydroelectric power plant by a Chinese state firm. Fashola explained that the contract was awarded following an agreement signed with China Civil Engineering Construction Corporation (CCECC) to build the plant.The post FG approves $5.8bn power plant construction by Chinese firm appeared first on Vanguard News. 

Thu, 31 Aug 2017
THE Bank of Industry (BoI) has signed a partnership agreement with Oxfam to disburse N200 million to empower about 4,000 farmers in Nasarawa, Benue and Plateau States, under the Federal Government's Government Enterprise and Empowerment Programme (GEEP). The fund will be disbursed through Oxfam's Village Saving and Loan Associations. GEEP is one of the SocialRead MoreThe post BoI, Oxfam partner to empower 4,000 farmers appeared first on Vanguard News. 

Thu, 31 Aug 2017
THE United Nations Industrial Development Organization (UNIDO), through its Investment and Technology Promotion Office (ITPO), has initiated a programme in partnership with public and private sector institutions aimed at upgrading the financial literacy of micro, small and medium-sized entrepreneurs (MSMEs) in Nigeria.The post UNIDO initiates empowerment programme for Nigerian MSMEs appeared first on Vanguard News. 

Thu, 31 Aug 2017
DO you want to expand your business, be more competitive in your industry or achieve certain goals' If you answered yes to any of the above, you need a business plan!The post Why you need a business plan appeared first on Vanguard News. 

Thu, 31 Aug 2017
The Naira yesterday appreciated for the second consecutive day to N366 per dollar in the parallel market, even as investors traded $84 million in the Investors and Exporters (I&E) window.The post Naira appreciates to N366/$ appeared first on Vanguard News. 

Thu, 31 Aug 2017
DIAMOND Bank Plc has reiterated its support for Small and Medium Enterprises, SMEs, in the country, while listing the qualities entrepreneurs must possess to succeed in that terrain.The post Diamond Bank reiterates support for SMEs appeared first on Vanguard News. 

Thu, 31 Aug 2017
In keeping with its promise to support Emerging Businesses, Diamond Bank recently hosted its 63rd Diamond Business Seminar on 24th of August, 2017 at Atrium Facilities and Services Limited, Port Harcourt, Rivers State. The Diamond Business Seminar is a monthly initiative focused on improving the capacity of Micro Small and Medium Scale Enterprise (MSME) businessRead MoreThe post 63rd business seminar: SME'S get Diamond empowerment appeared first on Vanguard News. 

Thu, 31 Aug 2017
If Ekiti PDP members fling next year's governorship election, they will have themselves to blameThe post Ekiti: A season of betrayals appeared first on Vanguard News. 

Thu, 31 Aug 2017
Wednesday, August 30th approval by the Federal Executive Council, FEC for the award of the contract for the engineering, procurement and construction of the 3050 MW Mambila Hydro Electric Power Project reflects President Muhammadu Buhari's strong commitment to the development of infrastructure in the country.The post Mambila Power: Buhari's big bang project set to take off by Garba Shehu appeared first on Vanguard News. 

Thu, 31 Aug 2017
The summation is that our universities have not displayed the maturity that independent management of funds ' even internally generated funds ' demands. The post Why ASUU is playing politics with TSA exclusion appeared first on Vanguard News. 

Thu, 31 Aug 2017
BY CHARLES KUMOLU PROF. Godwin Maduka narrates how he used the powerful weapon of education, to launch himself on the global stage from his remote village of Umuchukwu in Anambra State. His journey to significance from a village boy, who experienced many deprivations, was such that was strongly energised by his determination to finish strong.Read MoreThe post PROF MADUKA: Village boy, who stooped to conquer appeared first on Vanguard News. 

Thu, 31 Aug 2017
There is an apparent similarity between the impeached Okonoboh/Ativie Speakership and the revolt of the animals against their human handler in George Orwell's Animal FarmThe post Edo House: Claims and counter-claims appeared first on Vanguard News. 

Thu, 31 Aug 2017
Any leader that objects to total restructuring of Nigeria will not only kill her but will give her[Nigeria] a non-befitting burialThe post As lucky President Buhari returns appeared first on Vanguard News. 

Thu, 31 Aug 2017
Chelsea's up and coming defender, Ola Aina is expecting to receive FIFA's clearance right on time today, to enable him star for the Super Eagles in the World Cup qualifier on Friday.The post Ola Aina expects FIFA clearance today appeared first on Vanguard News. 

Thu, 31 Aug 2017
The Nigeria Football Federation and financial giants, Zenith Bank PLC, have expressed confidence that more future stars will emerge as the second edition of NFF/Zenith Bank U-13/U-15 Future Eagles Stars Championship takes centre stage.The post NFF, Zenith plan big for Future Eagles tourney appeared first on Vanguard News. 

Thu, 31 Aug 2017
Super Eagles new call-up Anthony Nwakeme has declared his readiness to give 101% performance to ensure that Nigeria beat Cameroon in a 2018 World Cup qualifier on Friday.The post Eagles can count on me 'Nwakeme appeared first on Vanguard News. 

Thu, 31 Aug 2017
Hull are in talks with Leicester over the potential signing of Ahmed Musa on a season-long loan deal.The post Hull renew interest for Musa appeared first on Vanguard News. 

Thu, 31 Aug 2017
Algeria, Ghana and African champions Cameroon face a crucial week of 2018 World Cup qualifiers.The post 2018 World Cup: Crucial games for Africa's hopefuls appeared first on Vanguard News. 
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