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NAIJA NEWSPAPERS: TODAY'S THE VANGUARD NEWSPAPER HEADLINES [18 OCTOBER, 2017]


Below are the headlines found on The Vanguard  Online Newspaper for today, Wednesday, 18 October, 2017.

Wed, 18 Oct 2017
Governors of the 36 states of the federation, yesterday, met President Muhammadu Buhari, demanding payment of the 50 per cent balance of Paris Club refund as agreed in 2016.The post Dont use Paris Club refund as precondition to pay workers' salaries, NLC warns Govt appeared first on Vanguard News. 

Wed, 18 Oct 2017
THE management of Intels Nigeria Limited, yesterday, said it was keen on finding an amicable solution to the cancellation of its vessel pilotage service contract by Nigerian Ports Authority, NPA, rather than resorting to court action.The post Contract cancellation: We want an amicable solution 'Intels appeared first on Vanguard News. 

Wed, 18 Oct 2017
PRESIDENT Muhammadu Buhari, yesterday, signed into law the Bill establishing the Federal University of Petroleum Resources, FUPRE, Effurun, Delta State.The post Buhari signs law establishing FUPRE appeared first on Vanguard News. 

Wed, 18 Oct 2017
"Between the last revalidation exercise in December, 2016 and now we have lost not less than 50 pensioners who were verified. In this so -called revalidation directed by the government, would those dead senior citizens not be treated as ghosts'"The post How we lost our breadwinners, families of deceased Cross Rivers Pensioners ' appeared first on Vanguard News. 

Wed, 18 Oct 2017
The World Health Organisation, WHO, yesterday stated its commitment to support Nigeria to immunise 873,837 people against yellow fever in Kwara and Kogi states.The post WHO targets 874,000 with yellow fever immunisation appeared first on Vanguard News. 

Wed, 18 Oct 2017
National Coordinator of Oodua Peoples Congress, OPC, Otunba Gani Adams, yesterday, said he was not too young to be the Aare Ona Kakanfo.The post I'm not too young to be Aare Ona Kakanfo ' Gani Adams appeared first on Vanguard News. 

Wed, 18 Oct 2017
GOVERNOR Samuel Ortom of Benue State, yesterday, said that no amount of opposition and intimidation will stop the implementation of the anti-grazing law in the state, starting November 1.The post Nobody can stop implementation of grazing law'Gov Ortom appeared first on Vanguard News. 

Wed, 18 Oct 2017
FORMER employees of Nigeria Airways have pleaded with President Muhammadu Buhari to intervene and order immediate payment of their entitlements following recent approval of N48 billion for the payment of their benefits.The post Nigeria Airways Pensioners beg Buhari over unpaid benefits appeared first on Vanguard News. 

Wed, 18 Oct 2017
The Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation, NNPC, yesterday, commenced moves to ensure adequate supply of petroleum products between now and end of the year, stating that it intends to maintain a stock of over two billion litres of Premium Motor Spirit PMS, during the period.The post Yuletide: NNPC plans 2bn litres of PMS stock to forestall scarcity appeared first on Vanguard News. 

Wed, 18 Oct 2017
POLICE authorities, yesterday, gathered 200 officers of the rank of Deputy Superintendent to Chief Superintendent of Police for a five-day training session on counter terrorism and disaster management.The post Police train 200 senior officers on counter terrorism appeared first on Vanguard News. 

Wed, 18 Oct 2017
If Nigeria is to achieve self-sufficiency in food production and a diversified economy, more attention must be paid to implementing financing for agro-allied industries, Governor of Central Bank of Nigeria, CBN, Mr. Godwin Emefiele, has said.The post Emefiele seeks improved funding for agro-allied industries appeared first on Vanguard News. 

Wed, 18 Oct 2017
Crescent University, Abeokuta, no doubt is a Nigerian university that one can describe in Yoruba as 'Akehinde gb'egbon' (the last comer that beats the earlier ones).The post Convocation: Crescent University's Saturday of difference appeared first on Vanguard News. 

Wed, 18 Oct 2017
GOVERNOR Yahaya Bello of Kogi State, yesterday, said he will implement the Federal Government's no-work no-pay policy, stating that only 'political civil servants' were on strike, as 'real civil servants' in the state were on their duty posts every day.The post Kogi to implement no-work no-pay policy appeared first on Vanguard News. 

Wed, 18 Oct 2017
The management of Abuja Electricity Distribution Company, AEDC, said, yesterday, it has installed 88,000 metres, to be followed with another 120,000 units by December to address complaints on estimated billing.The post AEDC metres 88,000 customers, targets 120,000 appeared first on Vanguard News. 

Wed, 18 Oct 2017
ON the day the Army medical outreach in the South-East caused panic and commotion, the National Youth Service Corps, NYSC, inaugurated its 2017 edition of Health Initiative for Rural Dwellers, HIRD, at Ngwo community in Udi Local Government Area of Enugu State.The post NYSC offers rural health medical outreach in Enugu appeared first on Vanguard News. 

Wed, 18 Oct 2017
Northern Governors Wives Forum, NGWF, has vowed to compliment Federal Government's efforts in addressing the challenges bedevilling the northern part of the country.The post Northern agenda: Wives of 19 northern governors vow to compliment FGs efforts appeared first on Vanguard News. 

Wed, 18 Oct 2017
Marketers of petroleum products at the Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation, NNPC, depot, Osisioma Ngwa, Abia State, have decried the deplorable state of the road leading to the depot, stressing that the situation has made life difficult for their businesses.The post Oil marketers, industrialists decry deplorable state of NNPC Depot Road in Aba appeared first on Vanguard News. 

Wed, 18 Oct 2017
New efforts directed towards holding the long delayed national convention of All Progressives Congress, APC, are to be canvassed today at an expanded meeting involving National Working Committee, NWC, principal officers of National Assembly and APC governors.The post Convention: Activities heighten as APC leaders meet Saraki, Dogara, govs appeared first on Vanguard News. 

Wed, 18 Oct 2017
The Lagos State Commissioner of Police, Mr Edgal Imohimi, yesterday, destroyed hard drugs worth more than N50 million at Ojota.The post Police destroy drugs worth over N50m in Lagos appeared first on Vanguard News. 

Wed, 18 Oct 2017
TRUE to its promise, the National Judicial Council, NJC, has constituted the Corruption and Financial Crimes Cases Trial Monitoring Committee, COTRINMCO, for the special courts designated to handle corruption cases as earlier announced by the Chief Justice of Nigeria, CJN, Justice Walter Onnoghen, last month.The post Making NJC's anti-graft trial monitoring credible appeared first on Vanguard News. 

Wed, 18 Oct 2017
A GOLD fish, they say, has no hiding place. Within the context of the socio-economic and geo-political firmament of Nigeria, Chief Emeka Anyaoku, the venerable former Secretary-General of the Commonwealth of Nations, exemplifies this saying.The post Anyaoku: Honour for an iconic diplomat appeared first on Vanguard News. 

Wed, 18 Oct 2017
DUE to perceived marginalisation of the South-East and South-South regions, their governors now seek for solutions not only politically but also spiritually.The post Biafra: When South-East, South-South govs asked God for forgiveness appeared first on Vanguard News. 

Wed, 18 Oct 2017
GIVEN his position as the only Peoples Democratic Party, PDP governor in the Southwest it was not out of place for Governor Ayodele Fayose to prepare his house for the forthcoming convention of the party.The post Southwest PDP: Survival schemes appeared first on Vanguard News. 

Wed, 18 Oct 2017
Former President, Dr Goodluck Jonathan, has advised Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) members not to make the mistake of making wrong choice of National Working Committee (NWC) members at the December convention.The post Chairmanship: If we make mistake, we are finished, Jonathan warns PDP appeared first on Vanguard News. 

Wed, 18 Oct 2017
President Muhammadu Buhari on Tuesday signed University of Petroleum Resources Bill with a pledge to continue to support the socio-economic development of the Niger Delta region. The President made the pledge while signing bill to establish University of Petroleum Resources, Effurun, Delta into law at the Presidential Villa, Abuja. He said Federal Government was committedRead MoreThe post Breaking: Buhari signs University of Petroleum Resources Bill appeared first on Vanguard News. 

Wed, 18 Oct 2017
THE revolution and product segmentation taking place in the sausage roll market has led to battle for greater market share, while attention is being paid to price, taste and product repackaging. The post Sausage roll: Producers in multiplicity of packaging to increase market share appeared first on Vanguard News. 

Wed, 18 Oct 2017
GIVEN the high rate of health concerns, particularly malaria attacks and complaints by consumers, insecticide manufacturers have been devising more ways to win back consumers' unstable loyalty to their various products.The post Insecticide manufacturers re-positioning to meet changing market challenges appeared first on Vanguard News. 

Wed, 18 Oct 2017
FRIESLANDCampina, makers of Peak milk and SIFAX Group, a shipping and logistics firm have emerged gold winners at the nineth edition of the Nigeria Brand Awards, NBA, as winners laud transparency.The post FrieslandCampina, SIFAX Group others win 2017 Nigeria Brand Awards appeared first on Vanguard News. 

Wed, 18 Oct 2017
FOLLOWING the huge success of our Africa Brand conference in London, Instictwave, publishers of MarketingWorld magazine, says it will be instituting the top 25 marketing professionals awards in its forthcoming summit and awards in Accra, Ghana.The post Instinctwave institutes top 25 marketing professionals awards appeared first on Vanguard News. 

Wed, 18 Oct 2017
CHIEF Executive Officer, Consolidated Hallmark Insurance Plc, Mr. Eddie Efekoha, yesterday, disclosed that the company has recorded about 30 per cent return on investment to shareholders and expressed greater optimism in the level of subscription of its N500 million Rights Issue that just opened.The post Our shareholders made 30% return on investment ' CEO, Consolidated Hallmark appeared first on Vanguard News. 

Wed, 18 Oct 2017
GLOBAL rating agency, Fitch, yesterday, declared that the return of Nigerian banks to the international bond market will reduce the country's foreign currency (FC) liquidity risk.The post Banks' return to global bond market'll boost foreign currency liquidity 'Fitch appeared first on Vanguard News. 

Wed, 18 Oct 2017
NATIONAL Bureau of Statistics, NBS, has disclosed that the average price paid by customers for premium motor spirit, PMS, otherwise known as Petrol, in September 2017 declined by 1.2 per cent year-on-year, YoY, to N144.5.The post Petrol price drops by 1.2% YoY in September 'NBS appeared first on Vanguard News. 

Wed, 18 Oct 2017
The export of crude oil from Nigeria has been increased by 150,000 barrels per day (bpd) following the completion of Nembe Creek Trunk Line maintenance.The post Nigeria's oil export rises by 150,000 bpd appeared first on Vanguard News. 

Wed, 18 Oct 2017
The naira, Tuesday, appreciated to N360.42 per dollar in the Investors and Exporters (I&E) Foreign Exchange Window for the first time this week.The post Naira rises to 360.42/$ at NAFEX appeared first on Vanguard News. 

Wed, 18 Oct 2017
Public relations experts from different parts of the world are set to converge on Lagos to chart new frontiers for Nigeria's economic growth and development.The post PR experts set to define new frontiers for Nigeria's economic growth appeared first on Vanguard News. 
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Wed, 18 Oct 2017
The export of crude oil from Nigeria has been increased by 150,000 barrels per day (bpd) following the completion Nembe Creek Trunk Line maintenance.The post Nigeria's oil export rises by 150,000 bpd appeared first on Vanguard News. 

Wed, 18 Oct 2017
IN every assemblage of human beings as a family unit, kindred, organisation or geo-political entity ' the pursuit and fulfilment of their collective interests and aspirations are derived principally from the quality of their leadership or management.The post Obaze: Who the Cap fits appeared first on Vanguard News. 

Wed, 18 Oct 2017
There is an urgent need for the Federal Government through its relevant agency to support the effort of the state governmentThe post Addressing the Etsako flood disaster appeared first on Vanguard News. 

Wed, 18 Oct 2017
What is it about South African President Jacob Zuma and statues' Two statues in one month- generating controversy from the streets of Pretoria to the streets of Owerri in Nigeria. In the first week of October, a 30-feet monument was unveiled in honour of President Zuma in the North West region of his country. The post Okorocha and Jacob Zuma's statue appeared first on Vanguard News. 

Wed, 18 Oct 2017
SOMEONE brought to the office a video clip of Tony Nwoye 'campaigning'. Since the man is the APC candidate in the November 18 Anambra governorship election, the urge to view his message was overpowering, especially as he had been rather taciturn since the contentious primary election that threw him up as his party's candidate.The post I will vote Willie Obiano appeared first on Vanguard News. 

Wed, 18 Oct 2017
THE bedrock of every society is built on a solid educational foundation which will guarantee a brighter tomorrow for teeming youths around the world. A well rounded education is typically tied to the quality of a school's available resources, assess a student's progress and facilitate the learning process. It is important to create the right environment for learning to take place.The post Technology, clearing barriers to quality education, says LG boss appeared first on Vanguard News. 

Wed, 18 Oct 2017
SAMSUNG's newest flagship Smartphone, the Galaxy Note 8 is now available in Nigeria, after a launch at the Four Points by Sheraton, Lagos recentlyThe post Samsung Galaxy Note 8 finally debuts in Nigeria appeared first on Vanguard News. 

Wed, 18 Oct 2017
A NIGERIAN, Adedayo Sanni, has invented an Automated Finger Payment Machine, AFPM, which is a payment device with fingerprint scanner in ATM machines that stores data and links it to bank accounts for seamless transactions.The post Nigerian invents automated finger payment machine appeared first on Vanguard News. 

Wed, 18 Oct 2017
LONG term strategic planning is giving the electronic commerce platform, Jumia a heads up against its competition that appears to be shedding weight due to recession. The company's global chief executive officer (CEO), Jeremy Hodara admitted recently that the company may have not made enough gains in its five years of operating in Nigeria, but because of long term planning, the recession and forex challenges did not in any way slow down its operations.The post How we survived recession in N 

Wed, 18 Oct 2017
NIGERIA has had long standing gaps in the availability of credit or loans to individuals and businesses within underserved demographics of the Nigerian population; this has led people to experience difficulties in accessing unsecured, short-term micro-loans from financial institutions.The post Interswitch partners banks, credit providers on nano loans appeared first on Vanguard News. 

Wed, 18 Oct 2017
POPULAR Start-up Andela may be heading to the big stage after conveniently securing a whopping $40 million funding, to help it connect trusted African software app developers to the global technology ecosystem. Andela, prides itself on building high-performing engineering teams with Africa's most talented software developers.The post Andela's $40M new funding to give Africa's app developers global outlook appeared first on Vanguard News. 

Wed, 18 Oct 2017
ONE of Nigeria's energy solutions providers, Cloud Energy, has introduced a multi-function Solar Home System, which it said would keep Nigerians constantly connected to electricity.The post How Cloud Energys multi-function solar home system provides constant electricity appeared first on Vanguard News. 

Wed, 18 Oct 2017
Human Rights Writers Association of Nigeria, HURIWA, has called on the National Broadcasting Commission, NBC, to explain the circumstances surrounding the N2.5 billion it allegedly gaveto one of the signal distributors, owned by a private-sector establishment.The post Digital switch over: HURIWA queries N2.5bn signal distribution grant appeared first on Vanguard News. 

Wed, 18 Oct 2017
SINCE World Bank's Ease of Doing Business index debuted in 2006, Nigeria has done everything to improve in its ranking. The index includes aggregate figures that comprise different parameters which define the ease of doing business in a country.The post Trackable identity: Why identity management is key, to ease of doing business in Nigeria appeared first on Vanguard News. 
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