NAIJA NEWSPAPERS: TODAY'S THE VANGUARD NEWSPAPER HEADLINES [5 AUGUST, 2017].


Below are the headlines found on The Vanguard Online Newspaper for today, Saturday, 5 August, 2017.

Sat, 05 Aug 2017
THE agitations for self-determination in Nigeria have taken another alarming dimension with calls for the country to be split into five entities to be collectively known as the United Republics of Nigeria.The post Militants explode:Split Nigeria into five Republics appeared first on Vanguard News. 

Sat, 05 Aug 2017
CONVENER and national leader of the Pan Niger Delta Forum, PANDEF, Chief Edwin Clark, yesterday, cautioned militants threatening to recommence bombing of oil installations and declare a Republic of Niger Delta, October 1, on account of Federal Government alleged apathy to the peace process in the region, to back out of the dangerous plot.The post Don't resume bombing, declare N'Delta Republic Oct 1, Clark begs militants appeared first on Vanguard News. 

Sat, 05 Aug 2017
THE Catholic Archbishop of Lagos, Most Rev Adewale Martins has called on the federal government to listen to divergent voices of Nigerians who are clamouring for restructuring of the country.The post Restructuring: Listen to Nigerians, Bishop Martins tells FG appeared first on Vanguard News. 

Sat, 05 Aug 2017
OBA Rilwanu Akiolu of Lagos, yesterday, blamed President Muhammadu Buhari for the rot in Nigeria Police Force, NPF, noting that some decisions the President took regarding the NPF when he was a Head of State birthed inefficiency in the force. Consequently, he urged the President to take advantage of the freedom democracy offers and reposition the Police for efficiency.The post Repair the damage you caused in Police, Oba of Lagos tells Buhari appeared first on Vanguard News. 

Sat, 05 Aug 2017
Labour crisis is looming in the Federal Medical Centre, FMC, Owerri, over unpaid salaries and anti-labour policies of the hospital management.The post Labour crisis looms in Owerri appeared first on Vanguard News. 

Sat, 05 Aug 2017
THE Action Democratic Party (ADP) and the Conference of Nigerian Political Parties (CNPP) in Edo state, yesterday, described as draconian and anti-people policy, the decision by the state government to ban the use of school premises and roads for social events.The post Opposition parties blast Obaseki over ban in use of schools for ceremonies appeared first on Vanguard News. 

Sat, 05 Aug 2017
Lagos State Government said yesterday that it has filed a motion before the National Industrial Court sitting in Lagos to restrain the unions of the State Polytechnic, LASPOTECH, from embarking on another strike action.The post LASPOTECH crisis deepens as govt drags unions to court appeared first on Vanguard News. 

Sat, 05 Aug 2017
Three suicide bombers who attempted to sneak into Maiduguri metropolis on Friday morning were prevented by security operatives deployed at Molai general area. Confirming the incident, Police Public Relations Officer, Victor Isuku in a press statement said, all the suicide bombers were killed by troops. He said, 'Yesterday at about 2322hrs, a female suicide bomber detonated IED strapped on her body near a joint security guard location in Molai general area, killing herself alone.The post Pol 

Sat, 05 Aug 2017
THE maritime sector of the economy is poised for greater growth this year, as Nigerian Maritime Administration and Safety Agency (NIMASA) has introduced new NIMASA Cabotage Compliance Strategy (NCCS), in a bid to actualise successful coastal and inland trade regime.The post NIMASA introduces NCCS to boost coastal, inland trade appeared first on Vanguard News. 

Sat, 05 Aug 2017
PORT HARCOURT: Governor Nyesom Wike's announcement during a Sunday Church service that he would revoke the Certificate of Occupancy of one of Port-Harcourt's most prestigious hotels may have been seen as a sacrilegious extension of politicking into God's house.The post Rivers: Revocation of land title as political weapon appeared first on Vanguard News. 

Sat, 05 Aug 2017
The Chief of Army Staff (COAS), Lieutenant General Tukur Yusuf Buratai, has described the Nigerian Army College of Logistics (NACOL) as the centre of excellence for the training of logisticians relevant and central to logistics in the successful execution of military operations in Nigeria.The post Course 14/2017: Buratai commends NACOL as military reassures commitment to democracy appeared first on Vanguard News. 

Sat, 05 Aug 2017
The ruling party, All Progressives Party, APC, has made moves to stop new defectors from other parties from flying the part's flags in future elections. This is therefore bad news for governors and other public officials elected on the platforms of other political parties who are planning to dump their parties for the ruling party.The post APC moves to bar defectors from flying party's flags appeared first on Vanguard News. 

Sat, 05 Aug 2017
Delta State chapter of the All Progressives Congress, APC has vowed to kick Governor Ifeanyi Okowa out of the State Government House come 2019, urging her members to work hard towards entrenching the party in the heart of all Deltans.The post Delta APC vows to kick Okowa out in 2019 appeared first on Vanguard News. 

Sat, 05 Aug 2017
SECURITY agencies in Ondo State have vowed to curb the alarming rate of kidnapping and cultism in the state.The post Security agencies out for killers in Ondo appeared first on Vanguard News. 

Sat, 05 Aug 2017
The gruesome murder of a Chieftain of the All Progressive Congress, APC, who was shot dead by unknown gunmen on the eve of just concluded Local Government Elections, in Lagos State, Emmanuel Uba, a.k.a Onwa, has thrown residents of Festac Town in Amuwo Odofin LGA into panic, as the police are yet to make any arrest.The post Who killed Police informant in Lagos' appeared first on Vanguard News. 

Sat, 05 Aug 2017
India's Hindustan Petroleum Corporation is considering dumping Nigeria's sweet crude for US oil. This came less than three years after the Americans stopped imports of Nigerian oil. After the US stopped the purchase of Nigerian oil under Barack Obama, Nigeria turned to Asia, partularly India and China for oil sale.The post India considers dumping Nigeria's oil for US crude appeared first on Vanguard News. 

Sat, 05 Aug 2017
The Minister of Communications, Barr. Adebayo Shittu has called on the Nigerian Communication Commission, NCC to investigate all drop calls and call masking by telecom operators and invoke appropriate provisions of the law and other extant agreements to protect consumers.The post Minister charges NCC to invoke extant laws against Telcos appeared first on Vanguard News. 

Sat, 05 Aug 2017
The National Emergency Management Agency, NEMA has visited Asaba, Delta State state capital and its environs for an on-the-spot assessment of the devastating effect of flood in the state with a view to collaborating with the state government on how to assist victims.The post Flood victims: NEMA visits Delta appeared first on Vanguard News. 

Sat, 05 Aug 2017
We know very well that the toad does not run in the daytime for nothing; if it is not after something, then something must be after it. Although Nigeria is not new to agitations of all kinds, the nation has of recent been caught in a cacophony of agitations by different groups and sections of the country. In particular, these agitations have been most pronounced in the South-east, where the activities of various pro-Biafra groups have been most prominent. There have also been loud and well-meani 

Sat, 05 Aug 2017
THE Civil Rights Concern, CRC, a human rights group, is planning a debate with political party candidates for the November election to guide Anambra voters in making their choice.The post Rights group plans debate with candidates appeared first on Vanguard News. 

Sat, 05 Aug 2017
National restructuring, in various hues, has remained the nation's favourite topic of discussion in 2017. The various geo-political zones have been meeting and churning out communiqus in support of restructuring- termed fiscal federalism or power devolution, etc.The post Ibori on NationalRestructuring; Lest Nigeria Forgets appeared first on Vanguard News. 

Sat, 05 Aug 2017
It was a unique and bold intervention from the business community into the ongoing debate on restructuring that has lately engaged Nigerians.The post Restructuring:The issues of Capacity, citizenship, and competition by Chukwudum, Denis Hotel chairman appeared first on Vanguard News. 

Sat, 05 Aug 2017
The battle for the All Progressives Congress, APC ticket was yesterday mired in more controversy after supporters of Dr. Tony Nwoye accused a fellow aspirant of initiating a conspiracy to stop him from the primaries.The post Nwoye's supporters fume over conspiracy to stop him appeared first on Vanguard News. 

Sat, 05 Aug 2017
The National Working Committee, NWC, of All Progressive Grand Alliance, APGA, led by Chief Martin Agbaso, yesterday, took possession of the national secretariat of the party, in Abuja, insisting that the party's primary election slated for August 14, to pick its governorship candidate for Anambra governorship election remainsThe post Agbaso says Obiano remains party leader appeared first on Vanguard News. 

Sat, 05 Aug 2017
Peoples Democratic Party, PDP governorship aspirant, Zeribe Ezeanuna has promised to frontally address the discrimination between indigenes and non-indigenes in the state vowing that citizenship under his administration would be based on residency.The post Ezeanuna, PDP aspirant, vows to demolish discrimination against non-indigenes appeared first on Vanguard News. 

Sat, 05 Aug 2017
Edo Governor, Godwin Obaseki, his predecessor, Adams Oshiomhole and the Chairman Presidential Advisory Committee against Corruption, Prof Itse Sagay, on Friday, re-emphasised the need for the country to remain united.The post Not in our interest to divide Nigeria after 103yrs Oshiomhole appeared first on Vanguard News. 

Sat, 05 Aug 2017
National Chairman of All Progressive Grand Alliance, APGA, Chief Martin Agbaso has declared that the ruling party will retain the governorship position in Anambra State during the November 18, 2017 governorship election in the state.The post Anambra guber: APGA will retain governorship seat Agbaso appeared first on Vanguard News. 

Sat, 05 Aug 2017
Oba of Lagos, RilwanuAkiolu, has blamed President MuhammaduBuhari for the rot in Nigeria Police Force, NPF, noting that some decisions the President took regarding the NPF when he was Head of State birthed inefficiency in the force.The post Repair damage you caused in Police, Oba of Lagos Akiolu tells Buhari appeared first on Vanguard News. 

Sat, 05 Aug 2017
The National Chairman of the All Progressives Congress (APC), Chief John Odigie-Oyegun on Friday received an outpouring of support from North Central leadersThe post Oyegun is a focused politician, North Central leaders insist appeared first on Vanguard News. 

Sat, 05 Aug 2017
Rewind to 2003.The ecology of the National Assembly exuded the aura of influence. The conclave of the powerful and influential politicians - 109 of them in the Senate and 360 in the House of Representatives 'was magnetic. The calibre of the legislators was intimidating. The post Simply Daisy @ 65 appeared first on Vanguard News. 

Sat, 05 Aug 2017
Jungle justice is a practice that is especially rampant in different parts of Africa. It is a practice where alleged criminal is severely beaten, humiliated or in some cases murdered without recourse to judicial procedure. Nigeria has had her own fair share of diverse ugly jungle justice episode.The post Jungle justice as a time bomb appeared first on Vanguard News. 

Sat, 05 Aug 2017
Sammytel.com has introduced a distance calling package that enables customers enjoy unlimited calls to different countries around the world. According to Sam Emmanuel, Managing Director, Sammytel.com, Subscribers can now enjoy unlimited calls to different countries around the world' That's right. You can cut the contracts, excessive fees and lots of paperwork to make your call.Read MoreThe post Sammytel.com introduces unlimited calls package to Nigeria, China, India, others appeared fi 

Sat, 05 Aug 2017
Neymar was unveiled as a Paris Saint-Germain player on Friday and he thereafter said he had left Barcelona not for money but a 'bigger challenge' in FranceThe post Neymar Jr: Why I joined PSG appeared first on Vanguard News. 

Sat, 05 Aug 2017
The letter from basketball governing body, FIBA penultimate week has, no doubt tilted the balance of power in favour of the Musa Kida-led board of the Nigeria Basketball Federation. The post Nigeria Basketball crisis: We cannot justify criminality ' Ogunade appeared first on Vanguard News. 

Sat, 05 Aug 2017
Home- based Super Eagles, on Friday in Kano whipped Junior Kano Pillars 3-1 in a friendly match.The post Home-based Eagles beat Junior Pillars 3-1' in friendly' appeared first on Vanguard News. 

Sat, 05 Aug 2017
Stung by Neymar's decision to join Paris Saint-Germain for a world record 222 million euros ($263.5 million), Barcelona need to act fast to find a replacement with less than four weeks to go until the transfer window closes.The post Five Barcelona targets who could replace Neymar appeared first on Vanguard News. 

Sat, 05 Aug 2017
South African Caster Semenya racked up a season's best as she safely negotiated the first round of the women's 1500m in her audacious bid for a world championships middle-distance double on Friday.The post Athletics: Semenya safely off on double quest appeared first on Vanguard News. 

Sat, 05 Aug 2017
Spanish actress Laura Artolachipi has featured for the first time in a Nollywood movie 'Down the Hills'.The post Spanish actress makes debut in Nollywood appeared first on Vanguard News. 

Sat, 05 Aug 2017
Governor Samuel Ortom of Benue state in this interview spoke about the health condition of ailing President Muhammadu Bauhari whom he recently visited in London, his alleged ownership of a snake farm in Makurdi, the agitation for the restructuring of the country and others.The post Agitators of restructuring are looking for popularity ' Gov Ortom appeared first on Vanguard News. 

Sat, 05 Aug 2017
By Morenike Taire Once more, handlers of the famous champagne brand Moet et Chandon have named Nigeria as one of their largest markets in Africa. The first time, it was the South African retail brand which has overtaken the business of retail across the country, that pronounced Nigeria as the country where they sell theRead MoreThe post Our Champagne-guzzling habits: The cons and the pros appeared first on Vanguard News. 

Sat, 05 Aug 2017
Every Inspector General of police comes with righteous anger. He would make public a list of traditional practices he would not condone. You would think he was imported from China.The post Federal bonanza : 10 Nigerian policemen for the price of a bouncer appeared first on Vanguard News. 

Sat, 05 Aug 2017
International stock exchanges have intensified lobbies on which financial centre gets the nod to sell the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia's state owned oil company, Saudi Aramco's shares in initial public offering, IPO.The post Thrills and frills in Aramco's IPO appeared first on Vanguard News. 

Sat, 05 Aug 2017
My mood is so bad at this time in what sounds like a suicide mission embarked upon by compatriots who were forced into a fatal search for oil at a time the Federal Government is drumming diversification of the economy into our ears.The post Of killers and Boko Haram appeared first on Vanguard News. 

Sat, 05 Aug 2017
In what would pass as the worst attack by the deadly terrorist group since February 2 last year when 58 people were killed in a twin suicide bomb attacks at a camp for the displaced in Dikwa town of Borno State, Nigerians, last week, were jolted by the sad news of another terrorist attack.The post How decimated is Boko Haram' appeared first on Vanguard News. 

Sat, 05 Aug 2017
Deep Kissing is also known as French Kissing and is done with the mouth slightly open and with the tongue reaching into the opposite mouth. There are several slang terms for it, including the aforementioned swapping spit and also tonsil hockey. Is it safe' Even casual and light kissing carries some risk to it, simply []The post Is kissing an STD-free activity' Read!!! appeared first on The Spark. 

Sat, 05 Aug 2017
Diego Costa's lawyer, Ricardo Cardoso, has vowed to 'hold Chelsea accountable' for forcing the striker out of the club. Cardoso has threatened legal action, after the Premier League champions vetoed a loan move to AC Milan, ahead of a January return to Atletico Madrid. He said: 'We are going to use all legal mechanisms to []The post Chelsea have treated Diego badly; well take legal action Diego Costas Lawyer appeared first on The Spark. 

Sat, 05 Aug 2017
In a bid to forestall any activity capable of impeding academic continuity for students of the Lagos State Polytechnic, the State Government has filed a motion on notice for interlocutory injunction before the National Industrial Court sitting in Lagos to restrain the unions from embarking on another strike action.The post LASPOTECH crisis: Lagos heads to court, directs staff to return to work appeared first on Vanguard News. 

Sat, 05 Aug 2017
Refuse dump is a place where unwanted wastes are dumped, from human faeces to decomposing bodies of animals and foul smelling leftovers. The stench oozing out from such a place is such that passers- by hurriedly walk past holding their hands to their noses. Ordinarily, only those who have lost control of their minds are found on the refuse dump. The post Inside world of people who live in dump sites appeared first on Vanguard News. 

Sat, 05 Aug 2017
The Lagos State Government on Friday arraigned the owner of Vintage Hotel in Owode Onirin area of Ikorodu, Chief Patrick Okeze before a Yaba Magistrate Court for allegedly aiding and promoting same sex sexual activities and gay club in his hotel.The post Hotel owner, workers arraigned for aiding homosexuality appeared first on Vanguard News. 
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