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NAIJA NEWSPAPERS: TODAY'S THE VANGUARD NEWSPAPER HEADLINES [20 OCTOBER, 2017]


Below are the headlines found on The Vanguard  Online Newspaper for today, Friday, 20 October, 2017.

Fri, 20 Oct 2017
Lagos'A 70-year-old man, Othomor, alongside four other accomplices were, yesterday, charged before an Igbosere Magistrate's Court, Lagos, over theft of a 40-foot container loaded with building materials worth N15 million,The post 5 docked over theft of 40-foot container worth N15m appeared first on Vanguard News. 


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Fri, 20 Oct 2017
YENAGOA' BAYELSA State Government has awarded two contracts in the power sector as part of its ongoing Operation Light Up Bayelsa programme.The post Bayelsa moves to boost electricity supply appeared first on Vanguard News. 

Fri, 20 Oct 2017
Following reports of presidential approval of pension for Biafra police personnel, the apex Igbo socio-cultural organisation, Ohanaeze Ndigbo, among other organisations and Igbo leaders have expressed mixed feelings over the development.The post Pension for Biafra police personnel: Buhari should tackle issue of Igbo marginalisation Ohanaeze appeared first on Vanguard News. 


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Fri, 20 Oct 2017
ABUJA'THE House of Representatives, yesterday, set up an ad-hoc committee to probe the non-payment of $14.2 billion penalties by oil companies to communities affected by gas flaring.The post Gas flaring: Reps set up c'ttee to probe non-payment of $14.2bn penalties appeared first on Vanguard News. 

Fri, 20 Oct 2017
UYO'THE President of Nigerian Air Traffic Controllers Association, NATCA, Mr. Victor Eyaru, has raised alarm over the closure of Taxiway Bravo in the Murtala Muhammed Airport, Lagos, saying the situation is making it impossible for aircraft to carry out normal engine runs at the compass wing.The post NATCA raises alarm over 10yrs closure of Mma taxiway appeared first on Vanguard News. 


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Fri, 20 Oct 2017
UYO'THE Minister of State Aviation, Senator Hadi Sirika, yesterday said the Federal Government was committed to ensuring the emergence of Remotely Piloted Aircraft System, RPAS, into the Nigerian air space.The post FG committed to emergence of RPAS in Nigerias airspace appeared first on Vanguard News. 

Fri, 20 Oct 2017
Former President, Dr. Goodluck Jonathan, yesterday, dismissed the All Progressives Congress, APC-led administration as running on the steam of lies and propaganda.The post Jonathans wife's sins catching up on her ' Presidency appeared first on Vanguard News. 


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Fri, 20 Oct 2017
THE Senate, yesterday,reduced from 30 per cent to 10, charge imposed on the total revenue generated from the operations of any company or authority, operating hydro-electric dams in any member state.The post Senate cuts Power Dams Charge to 10% appeared first on Vanguard News. 

Fri, 20 Oct 2017
THE five-year-old marriage between Aminat and her husband, Mustapha Abdullahi, was, yesterday, dissolved by an Ilorin Area Court.The post Wife's battery crashes 5-year-old marriage appeared first on Vanguard News. 


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Fri, 20 Oct 2017
FOLLOWING recent killing of 29 persons, including women and children, in the Nkiedonwhro community of Plateau State by yet to be identified persons, the Catholic Bishops Conference of Nigeria, CBCN, has issued a strongly worded letter to the Federal Government to halt the circle of killings in the country.The post Stop the circle of killings, Catholic Bishops beg the Irigwe, Fulani appeared first on Vanguard News. 

Fri, 20 Oct 2017
BENIN'Edo State Government yesterday urged the Federal Government to hasten the dredging of River Niger to find lasting solution to the perennial flooding suffered by riverine communities in the state.The post Flooding: Edo government tasks FG on dredging of River Niger appeared first on Vanguard News. 


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Fri, 20 Oct 2017
ASABA'A FORMER Speaker of Delta State House of Assembly, Chief Victor Ochei has called on state governors to prioritise payment of salaries, noting that it is critical to the success of any administration.The post Ochei tasks govs on payment of salaries appeared first on Vanguard News. 

Fri, 20 Oct 2017
MAKURDI'Benue State government has release N166 million as counterpart fund to the International Fund for Agricultural Development-Value Chain Development Programme, IFAD-VCDP, to boost activities of rice and cassava small-holders farmers.The post Benue releases N166m for rice, cassava production appeared first on Vanguard News. 


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Fri, 20 Oct 2017
Lagos'Justice Muslim Hassan of a Federal High Court, sitting in Lagos, yesterday, ordered that parties should maintain status quo in a suit filed by the Managing Director of Ecobank Nigeria, Mr. Charles Kie, against the Police, over allegations of intending arrest, until Kie's motion on notice for an order of perpetual injunction is heard and determined.The post Court stops arrest of Ecobank boss appeared first on Vanguard News. 

Fri, 20 Oct 2017
Lagos'Magistrate N. A. Layeni of a Lagos Magistrate's Court, sitting in Igbosere, yesterday, sentenced a 35-year-old unemployed man, Gabriel Peter, to two years imprisonment for stealing batteries worth N70,000.The post Man jailed 2 years over theft of batteries appeared first on Vanguard News. 


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Fri, 20 Oct 2017
NIGERIANS have continued to shower encomiums on the Super Eagles since our national football team became the first African side to secure qualification for the 2018 World Cup holding in Russia. The team achieved this feat by beating the visiting Chipolopolo of Zambia 1-0 on Saturday October 7, 2017 at the Godswill Akpabio Stadium, Uyo, Akwa Ibom State.The post Time to start preparations for the World Cup appeared first on Vanguard News. 

Fri, 20 Oct 2017
THE show of shame by persons from two states controlled by same ruling political party - the All Progressives Congress, APC - in the South-West region (Ondo and Osun) in the last few weeks was not only disturbing, unspeakable, but condemnable.The post Politics of attrition between APCs Osun and Ondo appeared first on Vanguard News. 


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Fri, 20 Oct 2017
President Donald Trump has created a destructive atmosphere of "chaos politics" with his prolific use of Twitter for policy announcements and incendiary remarks alike, former secretary of state John Kerry said Thursday.The post Trump tweets creating chaos politics, says John Kerry appeared first on Vanguard News. 

Fri, 20 Oct 2017
National Coordinator APGA Media Warriors Forum, Evang Chinedu Obigwe, has scoffed and hit members of All Progressives Congress, APC for lack of genuine political manifestos, noting that it would be dangerous for electorates to support or even vote for their candidate, who perhaps will flag off his campaign on 20th October 2017 in preparation for the forthcoming November 18th Anambra gubernatorial election.The post Obigwe hits APC, warns electorates not to vote for Nwoye appeared first on Vanguar 


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Fri, 20 Oct 2017
CENTRAL Bank of Nigeria (CBN) has released a regulatory framework for Bank Verification Number (BVN) operations and watch-lists for Nigerian financial system, in the quest to develop and enhance security of electronic payment systems in the country.The post CBN unveils framework for BVN, Watch-list operations appeared first on Vanguard News. 

Fri, 20 Oct 2017
STANDARDS Organisation of Nigeria (SON), yesterday, warned importers against cloning Nigerian made products or risk prosecution.The post SON warns importers against cloning Nigeria-made products appeared first on Vanguard News. 


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Fri, 20 Oct 2017
The naira, Thursday, depreciated marginally to N360. 30 per dollar in the Investor and Exporter (I&E) Foreign Exchange Window.The post Naira depreciates further to N360.30/$ in NAFEX appeared first on Vanguard News. 

Fri, 20 Oct 2017
The Vice President, Professor Yemi Osinbajo, is to lead industry titans including Africa's richest man and President of the Dangote Group, Aliko Dangote, to the maiden edition of Alaghodaro Investment Summit, to be hosted by the Edo State Government, in Benin City, beginning on November 10.The post Osinbajo leads Dangote, others to Alaghodaro Investment Summit appeared first on Vanguard News. 


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Fri, 20 Oct 2017
The Minister of Agriculture and Rural Development Chief Audu Ogbeh on Thursday called for increased collaborations between Universities of Agriculture(UAs) and relevant agencies of the government as part of efforts to boost agriculture in Nigeria.The post We are concerned with mobilising youthS for agriculture Ogbeh appeared first on Vanguard News. 

Fri, 20 Oct 2017
SHELL Petroleum Development Company of Nigeria, SPDC, Thursday, lifted force majeure on Bonny Light exports, thus signalling the official export of the crude oil grade from Nigeria. The force majeure was placed to protect the company against any liability from importers in different parts of the world after the destruction of its Nembe Creek Trunk pipeline.The post Shell lifts force majeure on Bonny Light export appeared first on Vanguard News. 


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Fri, 20 Oct 2017
Africa must double its spending on infrastructure over the coming years, the Infrastructure Consortium for Africa (ICA) said on Thursday, warning that overall investment in transport, energy, water and IT/communications fell back last year.The post Africa needs to double infrastructure investment report appeared first on Vanguard News. 

Fri, 20 Oct 2017
EVERY elementary Philosophy student is aware of the thoughts and viewpoints of Parmenides and Heraclitus. While Parmenides believed that nothing changes, Heraclitus contended that change is ubiquitous. In elementary Biology, growth is listed among the qualities of a human being. Growth is, therefore, Heraclitan, because to grow is to undergo changes, mostly positive.The post Anambra: Change beckons! appeared first on Vanguard News. 


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Fri, 20 Oct 2017
IHAVE, from the very beginning of this menace, come to the conclusion that the Indigenous People Of Biafra's, IPOB, movement would be mismanaged by both sides of the divide. The post IPOB, Federal Govt and the rest of us appeared first on Vanguard News. 

Fri, 20 Oct 2017
TWO top banks in Nigeria, Zenith Bank Plc and Guaranty Trust Bank, GTBank Plc, yesterday, released their unaudited third quarter, Q3, 2017 results, posting a combined group Profit Before Tax, PBT of N302.58 billion.The post Zenith, GTBank record N302.58bn profit in Q3 appeared first on Vanguard News. 


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Fri, 20 Oct 2017
The Annual General Assembly set the tone for future NFF elections in the country.The post NFF elections to hold in Katsina appeared first on Vanguard News. 

Fri, 20 Oct 2017
Disclosing this in statement, the energy solution giants said that it signed a partnership agreement with the Confederation of African Football(CAF)on the sponsorship of the CAF Awards on October 15 at the corporate head office of Aiteo in Lagos.The post Aiteo celebrates title sponsorship of CAF Awards appeared first on Vanguard News. 


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Fri, 20 Oct 2017
The 2017 Pacers Half Marathon has been fixed for Saturday, November 4 at the Lekki Expresway in Victoria Island Lagos. Over 250 runners are expected to enter for the race.The post Pacers Half Marathon gets date appeared first on Vanguard News. 


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Fri, 20 Oct 2017
Eniola Aluko could return to the England women's team after interim head coach Mo Marley said she would '100%' consider picking the striker.The post Aluko can play for England again ' coach appeared first on Vanguard News. 

Fri, 20 Oct 2017
The General Assembly of the Nigeria football Federation has approved the sum of N6,382,500,31 as 2018 budget as proposed. The assembly also approved the financial statement for the year 2016.The post NFF budgets 6.3b for 2018 appeared first on Vanguard News. 


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Fri, 20 Oct 2017
South African singer and ex-MP Jennifer Ferguson has accused the country's football boss Danny Jordaan, 66, of raping her nearly 24 years ago.The post Singer accuses SAFA boss of rape appeared first on Vanguard News. 

Fri, 20 Oct 2017
Nigerians itching to watch the Super Eagles at the 2018 FIFA World Cup may not need to worry, as newly launched TV network, Kwese tv has acquired the rights to beam the tournament live to Africa and beyond.The post 2018 World Cup live on Kwese Sports appeared first on Vanguard News. 

Fri, 20 Oct 2017
Lyon piled the pressure on Everton manager Ronald Koeman with a 2-1 Europa League win at Goodison Park on Thursday, while Olivier Giroud's acrobatic late strike snatched Arsenal a 1-0 victory over 10-man Red Star Belgrade.The post How Lyon beat Everton and put pressure on Koeman appeared first on Vanguard News. 


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Fri, 20 Oct 2017
Europa League tables after Thursdays third round of games (played, won, drawn, lost, for, against, points): Group A Villarreal 3 1 2 0 5 3 5 Slavia Prague 3 1 2 0 4 3 5 Astana 3 1 1 1 6 4 4 Maccabi Tel Aviv 3 0 1 2 0 5 1 Group BRead MoreThe post Europa League tables appeared first on Vanguard News. 

Fri, 20 Oct 2017
Olivier Giroud scored a fantastic late winner as Arsenal edged to their third straight Europa League win by beating 10-man Red Star Belgrade 1-0 in Serbia on Thursday.The post Giroud overhead kick edges Arsenal past Red Star appeared first on Vanguard News. 


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Fri, 20 Oct 2017
Nigeria's foremost energy solutions company, Aiteo Group, has signed a partnership agreement with the Confederation of African Football(CAF) on the sponsorship of its annual award event,the CAF Awards.The post Aiteo partners CAF On Annual Award Sponsorship appeared first on Vanguard News. 

Fri, 20 Oct 2017
Hon. Arinzechukwu Awogu is a human right activist, a social critic, a die-hard Igbo emancipation crusader and a grassroot mobilizer.The post Obiano Has Fulfilled the Purpose of Government Hon Awogu appeared first on Vanguard News. 


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Fri, 20 Oct 2017
The Obafemi Awolowo University Muslim Graduates Association (UNIFEMGA) Ibadan Chapter and Bodija Muslim Youth Forum (BOMYOF) will on Sunday hold the annual picnic to herald the new Islamic year Hijrah 1439 A.H.The post UNIFEMGA, BOMYOF holds Hijrah picnic in Ibadan appeared first on Vanguard News. 

Fri, 20 Oct 2017
No fewer than 163 indigenes of Osun State benefited from this year's disbursement of fifteen million, seven hundred and forty-five thousand naira (N15, 745, 000) at the 8th Zakat Distribution Ceremony (ZDC) and Project Commissioning in Ede town.The post Islamic group empowers 163 indigents, communities with over N15m appeared first on Vanguard News. 


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Fri, 20 Oct 2017
The Lagos State Muslim Pilgrims Welfare Board has concluded arrangements to present Certificates of Participation to 2017 Hall pilgrims. The presentation begins today at the Old Secretariat Central Mosque, GRA, Ikeja.The post Lagos presents Hajj certificates to pilgrims 'As sales of 2018 form begins appeared first on Vanguard News. 

Fri, 20 Oct 2017
Given that Charity is not mandatory and has no preset limit, it is strongly encouraged in hundreds of verses in the Quran. Various verses of te Holy Qur'an pontificate the act as a means of obtaining God's mercy and forgiveness (24:22, 92:17 to 92:18), cleansing the souls of impurity (9:103), and attaining superior degree faith (30:38, 76:8 to 76:9, 90:10 to 90:16). The post Essence of Sadaqatul-Jariyah appeared first on Vanguard News. 


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Fri, 20 Oct 2017
RIVERS State Governor, Nyesom Ezenwo Wike, is setting up an Academy in Port Harcourt, in partnership with Real Madrid, the famous Spanish football club. Wike recently travelled to Spain with his Commissioner for Sports (Boma Iyaye) and former Nigerian International player, Adokiye Amiesimaka, to discuss details with senior Real Madrid officials and globally celebrated superstars such as Cristiano Ronaldo and Sergio Ramos, the team's captain.The post A great idea appeared first on Vanguard N 


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