NAIJA NEWSPAPERS: TODAY'S THE VANGUARD NEWSPAPER HEADLINES [7 AUGUST, 2017].


Below are the headlines found on The Vanguard Online Newspaper for today, Monday, 7 August, 2017.

Mon, 07 Aug 2017
IT was a bloody Sunday in Anambra State, yesterday, as unidentified gunmen invaded St Philip's Catholic Church, Amakwa Ozubulu in Ekwusigo Local Government Area of the state, killing no fewer than 35 worshippers and injuring scores of others now receiving treatment in different hospitals in the state.The post Ozubulu Massacre: Drug war spills into Anambra church; 35 killed, scores injured appeared first on Vanguard News. 

Mon, 07 Aug 2017
Operatives of the Nigerian Police, Oji River Division, Enugu State Command, have arrested three members of a robbery gang that have been terrorising motorists along Ugwuoba, Awka, Oji Road and its environs.The post 3 robbery suspects arrested with weapons in Enugu appeared first on Vanguard News. 

Mon, 07 Aug 2017
PORT HARCOURT'SHELL Petroleum Development Company of Nigeria, SPDC, has said it will continue to support the cleanup process of Ogoni communities in Rivers State, adding that it had released $10 million take-off fund to the Hydrocarbon Pollution Restoration Agency, HYPREP.The post Shell releases $10m, reaffirms commitment to Ogoni cleanup appeared first on Vanguard News. 

Mon, 07 Aug 2017
WHILE speaking with some PSP members, one of them who pleaded anonymity said that the government is not being sincere with regards to the introduction and implementation of the policy, adding that if the government were sincere, it would have called them to discuss the way forward.The post Grouse of PSP refuse collectors appeared first on Vanguard News. 

Mon, 07 Aug 2017
The Federal Government has removed Maimuna Aliyu and Sa'ad Alanamu from the board of the Independent Corrupt Practices and other offences Commission, ICPC.The post FG withdraws nomination of ICPC board members facing probe appeared first on Vanguard News. 

Mon, 07 Aug 2017
Chairman, Senate Joint Committee on Customs, Excise and Tariff and Marine Transport, Senator Hope Uzodinma, has denied yesterday's report in a section of the media by former Military Administrator of Kaduna State, Colonel Mohammed Dangiwa Umar, in which he accused senators of trying to sabotage the anti-graft war as reckless and unstatesmanly.The post Senate not sabotaging anti-graft war' Uzodinma appeared first on Vanguard News. 

Mon, 07 Aug 2017
Human rights lawyer, Mr Femi Falana, has called on Senate President, Bukola Saraki, to return the entire pension he received since 2007 from Kwara State government to the state.The post Falana asks Saraki to return pension, house given to him by Kwara govt appeared first on Vanguard News. 

Mon, 07 Aug 2017
Flood has wrecked havoc in over 30 communities in Ughelli North and Ughelli South Local Government areas of Delta State, destroying property and farmlands worth millions of naira.The post Flood wreaks havoc in Ughelli North, South appeared first on Vanguard News. 

Mon, 07 Aug 2017
The Central Bank of Nigeria, CBN, in collaboration with the Nigerian Communication Commission, NCC, is set to introduce regulations to curb SIM swap and Unstructured Supplementary Service Data,USSD, related electronic payment frauds in the financial system of the nationThe post CBN, NCC to tackle SIM swap, USSD e-payment frauds appeared first on Vanguard News. 

Mon, 07 Aug 2017
Award winning Nigerian schoolgirl, Katerine Eta, has challenged other students to see failure as a call to put in more efforts rather than an excuse to quit.The post Microsoft championship: Award winning Katherine Eta challenges other students appeared first on Vanguard News. 

Mon, 07 Aug 2017
Chairman, National Caretaker Committee of the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, Senator Ahmed Makarfi, said, yesterday, that the party had nothing against restructuring but stressed there was need to for a common ground on what needs to be restructured.The post PDP not against restructuring, but ' Makarfi appeared first on Vanguard News. 

Mon, 07 Aug 2017
The Group Managing Director/Chief Executive Officer of UACN Plc, Mr. Larry Ettah has described the Chairman/Chief Executive Officer of Mobil Oil Nigeria Plc, Mr. Tunji Oyebanji as a pragmatic, courageous and decent business leader.The post UAC boss eulogises Mobil Oil MD at 60 appeared first on Vanguard News. 

Mon, 07 Aug 2017
SOUTHERN leaders yesterday invited their colleagues from the North to renegotiate Nigeria, saying the country was approaching a terminal crisis from which it cannot recover unless it is restructured along the paths of the 1963 Constitution.The post Southern leaders invite North to re-negotiate Nigeria appeared first on Vanguard News. 

Mon, 07 Aug 2017
In response to public outcry, Lagos State Governor, Akinwunmi Ambode, has directed the Lagos State Public Works and Drainages Corporation, LSPWDC, to embark on the rehabilitation of all major highways, arterial roads, tagged, 'Operation fix all pot-holes' across the metropolis.The post Ambode orders Lagos pot-holes, drainages fixed appeared first on Vanguard News. 

Mon, 07 Aug 2017
IN order to actualise the Ikeja Model City Master Plan, Lagos State Government, has vowed to relocated the largest Information and Communication Technology, ICT, hub in the country popularly called Computer Village, to another location in the state.The post No going back on Computer village relocation ' LASG appeared first on Vanguard News. 

Mon, 07 Aug 2017
CHAIRMAN of the Presidential Advisory Committee Against Corruption, Professor Itse Sagay, weekend, lamented the prevailing situation in which he said senators enjoy the powers to appropriate funds for themselves, draining the economy.The post We must stop senators bumper pay ' Prof Sagay appeared first on Vanguard News. 

Mon, 07 Aug 2017
FORMER presidential candidate of the African Democratic Congress, Professor Patrick Utomi, has denounced his inclusion as Minister of Foreign Affairs in the proposed interim government of the Republic of Biafra, as announced by pro-Biafra group, Biafra Zionist Federation, BZF, led by Chief Benjamin Onwuka.The post Utomi denounces BZF, rejects Foreign Affairs portfolio appeared first on Vanguard News. 

Mon, 07 Aug 2017
CONVENER and National Leader of the Pan Niger Delta Forum, PANDEF, Chief Edwin Clark, has explained that one of the major reasons for the recent tension in the Niger Delta region, was that every week, the people hear of allocations of billions of naira, evidently from improved government earnings from oil, by the Federal Executive Council, FEC, to projects in other parts of the country with nothing given back to the region. The post Why there's tension in N'Delta, Clark tells Osinbajo 

Mon, 07 Aug 2017
Apparently worried over frustrations faced by industrialist in the hands of the Nigerian Customs, Minister of Industry, Trade and Investment, Mr. Okechukwu Enelamah, has frowned at the unnecessary bureaucracy and bottlenecks enthroned by the agency in dealing with investors.The post Customs, agencies must obey presidential orders' Enelamah appeared first on Vanguard News. 

Mon, 07 Aug 2017
Edo State Government has waded into the crisis between the Nigerian Army at Ekenwa barracks and their host community, Oghede, in Ovia North East Local Government Area of the state as tension mounts in the area, after hundreds of indigenes of the community were sacked from their ancestral homes by the Army.The post Edo govt wades into Oghede community, Army crisis appeared first on Vanguard News. 

Mon, 07 Aug 2017
CHIEF Ayo Adebanjo, elder statesman and staunch follower of Chief Obafemi Awolowo, in this interview, tackles claims made by fellow elder-statesman, Alhaji Tanko Yakassai on the issue of restructuring as published on these pages last Monday.The post RESTRUCTURING: Britains Conspiracy with North Against the South by Ayo Adebanjo appeared first on Vanguard News. 

Mon, 07 Aug 2017
Former President, Chief Olusegun Obasanjo, has revealed why the ex-Head of state, General Sani Abacha, jailed him for 30 years, though, later reduced it to 15 years.The post Why Abacha sentenced me to 30yrs in prison ' Obasanjo appeared first on Vanguard News. 

Mon, 07 Aug 2017
Afenifere chieftain, Chief Ayo Adebanjo Sunday, faulted the Acting President, Prof Yemi Osinabjo for describing those agitating for restructuring as political jobbers.The post Ayo Adebanjo tackles Osinbajo on' restructuring appeared first on Vanguard News. 

Mon, 07 Aug 2017
Former President, Chief Olusegun Obasanjo, has revealed why Former Head of state, General Yakubu Gowon, was overthrown in a bloodless coup on July 29, 1975, ushering in the government that came to be known as the Muritala/Obasanjo regime.The post Why we overthrew Gowon ' Obasanjo appeared first on Vanguard News. 

Mon, 07 Aug 2017
The former President Olusegun Obasanjo Sunday said that the respect he has for his biological father prompted him to slapped the teacher on his first day in school.The post Why I slapped teacher on my first day in school Obasanjo appeared first on Vanguard News. 

Mon, 07 Aug 2017
Again, those people who have been doing things that are inimical to good order and discipline as far as PDP is concerned, we cannot allow them to go without being queriedThe post PDP will reconcile but Sheriff men will not go unpunished ' Bode George appeared first on Vanguard News. 

Mon, 07 Aug 2017
It is wrong for anybody to say we will fight to keep Nigeria one; that Nigeria cannot afford to break up. That is fallacious. That is an error, we must move with timeThe post It is a mistake to think Nigeria cannot break up Gen. Idada (ret.) appeared first on Vanguard News. 

Mon, 07 Aug 2017
Igbrude Moses, General Secretary, Independent Shareholders Association of Nigeria, ISAN, spoke on the extension of deadline for e-dividend registration and issuance of dividend warrant by the Securities and Exchange Commission, SEC, to December 31, 2017.The post E-dividend registration: SEC should make effort to capture rural dwellers ' Igbrude appeared first on Vanguard News. 

Mon, 07 Aug 2017
The anticipation of release of half year, H1, 2017 corporate earnings by Tier-1 banks will dictate the direction of the market this week even as investors continue to take position in companies that released impressive scorecards in the past weeks.The post Expectations on banks' report to drive equities' performance appeared first on Vanguard News. 

Mon, 07 Aug 2017
The plan by Julius Berger, JB Plc to veer into the oil and gas business will lead to a change of financial fortune for the company, investment analysts have said.According to the analysts the move would end the company's over dependence on construction, especially government contracts, which is not forthcoming due to the recession in the country.The post Julius Berger: Diversification to oil sector'll change financial fortune appeared first on Vanguard News. 

Mon, 07 Aug 2017
Unilever Nigeria Plc has said that its on-going Rights Issue will help it to reinforce financial flexibility in order to support its growth initiative and also give the shareholders of the company the opportunity to consolidate their shareholding position.The post Why we are doing Rights Issue ' Unilever MD appeared first on Vanguard News. 

Mon, 07 Aug 2017
Like individuals and companies, governments occasionally borrow to fund their operations. When government wants to borrow for less than one year, it does so by issuing Treasury Bills (T-Bills).The post Why you should consider investing in Treasury Bills appeared first on Vanguard News. 

Mon, 07 Aug 2017
Ecobank Nigeria has unveiled a 'Target Savings Promo', giving customers the opportunity to win double their savings in the bank within a specified period. The promo tagged, Double Your Target Savings promo is intended for customers who want to build up savings with the bank to meet their future financial goals or execute specific desired projects. The Target Savings Promo is designed to reward both new and existing customers of the bank within the six months period the promo is expecte 

Mon, 07 Aug 2017
THE Central Bank of Nigeria, CBN, has extended the Bank Verification Number enrolment for Other Financial Institutions customers which includes MfBs to December 31, 2017.The post CBN extends BVN enrolment for MfBs, others to Dec 31 appeared first on Vanguard News. 

Mon, 07 Aug 2017
Mrs. Funmilayo Babington-Ashaye who became 48th President and Chairman of Council of the Chartered Insurance Institute of Nigeria, CIIN, in this interview vowed to confront the lack of awareness which is the greatest challenge facing the profession and the industry.The post People lack knowledge about insurance and its importance 'Babington-Ashaye appeared first on Vanguard News. 

Mon, 07 Aug 2017
NIGER Insurance Plc has recorded Gross Premium Income (GPI) of N5.1 billion for the operating year ended December 2016.The post Niger Insurance posts N5b in gross premium income appeared first on Vanguard News. 

Mon, 07 Aug 2017
IEI Anchor Pensions has opposed the proposed increase in the initial lump sum withdrawal from pension accounts to 75 per cent, saying it will destroy the very essence of pension which is a steady income at retirement.The post Why lump sum withdrawal from pension account should not be increased 'IEI appeared first on Vanguard News. 

Mon, 07 Aug 2017
UNILEVER Nigeria Plc, one of the oldest multinationals playing in Nigeria's fast moving consumer goods (FMCG) market, was forced to investors' conference call last week on the heels of its controversial Rights Issue. But the shares had impressive outing last week indicating that investors may be taking positions in view of the huge Rights' price premium.The post Unilever in investor conference call appeared first on Vanguard News. 

Mon, 07 Aug 2017
The high interest rate regime occasioned by the expansionary monetary policy of the Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) may compel Wema Bank Plc to suspend its N50 billion bond issuance programmes.The post High interest rate threatens Wema Bank's N50bn bond programme appeared first on Vanguard News. 

Mon, 07 Aug 2017
BANKS lost N2.4 billion to fraud and forgeries executed by staff in connivance with fraudsters in 2016.The post Banks lose N2.4bn to fraudulent staff, others 'NDIC appeared first on Vanguard News. 

Mon, 07 Aug 2017
There is uncertainty over the direction of cost of funds in the interbank money market this week as the Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) is expected to sustain its aggressive liquidity mop up amidst inflow of N113 billion. The post Uncertainty as liquidity mop up, N113bn inflow shape market expectations appeared first on Vanguard News. 

Mon, 07 Aug 2017
A SUSTAINED recovery in the economy has translated into bumper growth in corporate performance with the first half, 2017 (H1'17) financial report statements of leading companies quoted on the Nigerian Stock Exchange, NSE, showing significant rise in revenue and quantum leap in profits.The post H1'17: Companies' revenue rises 20% to N2.6trn appeared first on Vanguard News. 

Mon, 07 Aug 2017
The time for Nigerians to take their country back is nowThe post Lagos House of gamble appeared first on Vanguard News. 

Mon, 07 Aug 2017
THE Edo State House of Assembly recently did a volte face on the Anti-Grazing Bill sponsored by a member of the House representing Ovia North East II Constituency, Hon. Bright Osayande. After subjecting it to a heated public debate, the leadership of the House seemed to have developed cold feet about a bill they had been most enthusiastic. They threw it out completely without trying to make amendments based on suggestions at the public hearing.The post Acting against reason: EDHA and its abandon 

Mon, 07 Aug 2017
I BOUGHT two products of the Coca Cola conglomerate three days ago. They are bottles of Fanta and Sprite. I looked for a warning on them which should read that the drinks are poisonous when taken with Vitamin C.The post Killing Nigerians softly with soft drinks appeared first on Vanguard News. 

Mon, 07 Aug 2017
Senator Ovie Omo-Agege, representing Delta Central Senatorial district at the National Assembly is inevitably turning out to be news-maker in every sense as it concerns the Urhobo nation and its people. While the Urhobo were yet reveling in his outstanding, purposeful and energetic representation of their national effort at the red chambers of the National Assembly, he has yet embarked on constituency empowerment programme that has never been seen or heard of in Urhobo political history.The post 

Mon, 07 Aug 2017
The servant-leader for now is focused on his rescue mission while leaving his political future to God to decide at the right timeThe post The vindication of the Benue Anti-Open Grazing Law appeared first on Vanguard News. 

Mon, 07 Aug 2017
Today, Nigeria is essentially facing the same crisis California suffered in 2001, but Nigeria's response is to open the gates for eligible customers to depart loadThe post Ministry of Power: Eligible customer declaration appeared first on Vanguard News. 

Mon, 07 Aug 2017
We make this declaration based on what we saw at the University of Benin Teaching HospitalThe post The ubth: Striving for excellence appeared first on Vanguard News. 
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