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NAIJA NEWSPAPERS: TODAY'S THE VANGUARD NEWSPAPER HEADLINES [17 OCTOBER, 2017].


Below are the headlines found on The Vanguard  Online Newspaper for today, Tuesday, 17 October, 2017.

Tue, 17 Oct 2017
ONDEWARI ' LEADERSand stakeholders of Ondewari community in Southern Ijaw Local Government Area, Bayelsa State, have deplored the indiscriminate cutting down of economic trees in the community and environs by lumberjacks.The post Bayelsa community raises alarm over activities of lumberjacks appeared first on Vanguard News. 

Tue, 17 Oct 2017
Onitsha, the commercial city of Anambra State, was agog yesterday as Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, stalwarts, led by its national chairman, Alhaji Ahmed Makarfi; former Vice President, Dr. Alex Ekwueme; former Deputy Speaker of House of Representatives, Chief Emeka Ihedioha; Senator Ben Ndi Obi; former Governor Peter Obi; Mrs. Josephine Aneni; Alhaji Abdul Ningi; Senator Magery Okadigbo; Professor A. B. C. Nwosu and Chief Raymond Dokpesi, stormed the city to flag of the party's campaign fo 

Tue, 17 Oct 2017
Governor Akinwunmi Ambode of Lagos State has described the dwindling oil revenue and fluctuation in the foreign exchange rates as major threat to agricultural sector, which made it expedient to encourage rural agricultural development.The post Dwindling oil revenue, threat to food security 'Ambode appeared first on Vanguard News. 

Tue, 17 Oct 2017
The Alaafin of Oyo, Oba Lamidi Adeyemi, has explained why he picked National Coordinator of the Oodua People's Congress, OPC, Otunba Gani Adams, as the 15th Aare Ona Kakanfo designate of Yorubaland, saying it was based on his antecedents in the promotion of Yoruba culture.The post Why I picked Gani Adams as new Aare Ona Kakanfo ' Alaafin appeared first on Vanguard News. 

Tue, 17 Oct 2017
Justice Ibrahim Buba of a Federal High Court sitting in Lagos, yesterday, dismissed the no-case submission filed by former Director-General of the Nigerian Maritime Administration and Safety Agency, NIMASA, Patrick AkpobolokemiThe post Court dismisses ex-NIMASA boss, Akpobolokemi's submission appeared first on Vanguard News. 

Tue, 17 Oct 2017
No fewer than 29 persons, mainly women and children, were, yesterday, killed in an attack by suspected herdsmen in Nkiedonwhro village of Irigwe chiefdom in Bassa Local Government Area of Plateau State.The post Uniform men lured us to be killed by herdsmen Plateau attack survivor appeared first on Vanguard News. 

Tue, 17 Oct 2017
Doctors at the University College Hospital, UCH, Ibadan, have expressed worry over incessant strikes in the health sector which often put innocent patients' lives at risk.The post UCH doctors condemn unionism in health sector appeared first on Vanguard News. 

Tue, 17 Oct 2017
As the People's Democratic Party, PDP, prepares for its National convention in December, chieftains of the party in the South-West, yesterday, gathered in Lagos to brainstorm on who to support for the position of the National Chairman, which has been zoned to the South-West.The post S-West PDP chieftains meet over party chairmanship slot appeared first on Vanguard News. 

Tue, 17 Oct 2017
GOVERNOR Godwin Obaseki of Edo State, yesterday, commenced an appreciation tour of the 18 local councils of the state for his victory in the September 28, 2016 governorship election, vowing that his administration will prioritize the problems being faced by the electorate at the grassroots.The post Obaseki begins statewide tour appeared first on Vanguard News. 

Tue, 17 Oct 2017
CHAIRMAN, Bureau of Pensions in Delta State, Mrs Christiana Siakpere, yesterday, said the State Government has spent about N2, 750,000,000 in paying retirement benefits of 418 retirees for 2017 fiscal year.The post Delta govt spends N2.7bn on pensioners 'Siakpere appeared first on Vanguard News. 

Tue, 17 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. 

Tue, 17 Oct 2017
Governor Nyesom Wike of Rivers State has said that his administration will encourage growth of the agriculture sector, adding that 10,000 young farmers would access an agric loan from the Central Bank of Nigeria, CBN.The post Wike to boost agric sector with loans for 10,000 appeared first on Vanguard News. 

Tue, 17 Oct 2017
A tanker laden with petroleum product, yesterday, caught fire in Ehere community in Obingwa Local Government Area near the popular Opobo Junction, Ogbor Hill, the outskirts of the commercial city of Aba, Abia State, inflicting various degrees of injuries on pupils of a private school in the area.The post Petrol tanker fire wreaks havoc on Abia community appeared first on Vanguard News. 

Tue, 17 Oct 2017
Speaker of Rivers State House of Assembly, Ikuinyi Owaji-Igbani, has insisted that he is yet to receive any letter from the State Police Command requesting the release of a state lawmaker accused of being a member of a cult group.The post Rivers Speaker denies receiving request from police to question lawmaker appeared first on Vanguard News. 

Tue, 17 Oct 2017
A group, the Concerned Citizens of Bayelsa, yesterday sent a letter to the Bayelsa State governor, Mr. Seriake Dickson and past governors of the state on the need to give proper account of monies which accrued to the state and the level of development under their administrations.The post Group writes Dickson, past govs over huge budgetary spending appeared first on Vanguard News. 

Tue, 17 Oct 2017
The estimated N1.75 trillion bailout funds disbursed by the Federal Government to states were illegally transferredThe post Illegality of bailout funds to states: NGF, Falana, others tackle Tukur, ex-RMAFC boss appeared first on Vanguard News. 

Tue, 17 Oct 2017
THE Special Assistant to the Delta State Governor on Special Duties, Joshua Atigogo, weekend, gave reasons for the increment of acceptance fees in Delta State University, DELSU, Abraka. He said the decision was based on economic realities of the time and the need to continually improve on the academic standards of the institution.The post Why Delta govt increased DELSUs acceptance fees, by Atigogo appeared first on Vanguard News. 

Tue, 17 Oct 2017
Kaduna State government has paid more than N17 billion in pensions to retirees and N4.11bn in gratuity and death benefits to 1,654 persons in the state civil serviceThe post Kaduna govt pays pensioners N17bn, N4bn death benefits appeared first on Vanguard News. 

Tue, 17 Oct 2017
The National Chairman of Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, Senator Ahmed Makarfi and other members of National Caretaker Committee paid a courtesy call on the former Nigeria's VP, Chief Alex Ekwueme. The post Do all you can to return PDP to sanity, Alex Ekwueme tells Makarfi, others appeared first on Vanguard News. 

Tue, 17 Oct 2017
The Federal government has resorted to the use of technology to balance distribution of resources and quell agitations of equitable resource distribution and marginalisation across the country.The post FG deploys technology to balance resource distribution appeared first on Vanguard News. 

Tue, 17 Oct 2017
Another crisis looms in the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, this time in Anambra state, as some aggrieved members of, in large numbers, Monday, abandoned the party's Governorship flag-off in Onitsha to hold a parallel rally in Awka, Anambra state capital in rejection of Chief Oseloka Obaze as the PDP candidate for the November election.The post Breaking: PDP splits in Anambra, faction rejects Obaze, threatens to support another candidate appeared first on Vanguard News. 

Tue, 17 Oct 2017
The Lagos State Peoples Democratic Party Caretaker Committee led by its chairman, Chief Babatunde Osolanke yesterday gave a formidable support to the chairmanship ambition of Chief Olabode George as they described him as the best man for the position.The post Lagos PDP caretaker committee endorses George for chairmanship appeared first on Vanguard News. 

Tue, 17 Oct 2017
THE Management of Nigeria LNG has formally issued a demand notice for the sum of USD$315,598,823.29judgment debt to the Nigerian Maritime Administration and Safety Agency (NIMASA).The post NLNG demands $315m judgement debt from NIMASA appeared first on Vanguard News. 

Tue, 17 Oct 2017
The Naira, yesterday, depreciated to N360.52 per dollar in the Investors and Exporters (I&E) Foreign Exchange, forex Window. Data from the Financial Market Dealers Quote, FMDQ, showed that the indicative exchange rate for the I & E Window, known as Nigerian Autonomous Foreign Exchange, NAFEX, dropped to N 360.75 per dollar, yesterday, from Friday's rate which stood at N360.21 per dollar. This indicates a 54 kobo depreciation of the Naira.The post Naira down to 360.75/$ at NAFEX appe 

Tue, 17 Oct 2017
NIGERIAN Association of Chambers of Commerce, Industry, Mines and Agriculture, NACCIMA, yesterday, charged the Federal Government not to borrow to finance recurrent expenditures.The post NACCIMA discourages borrowing to finance recurrent expenditures appeared first on Vanguard News. 

Tue, 17 Oct 2017
THE Commissioner for Information, Akwa Ibom State, Mr. Charles Udoh,has disclosed that the state government is putting in place infrastructure to attract foreign investors as opportunity exists to build a gas fired thermal power plant in the state.The post Opportunity to build gas power plant exists in Akwa Ibom ' Udoh appeared first on Vanguard News. 

Tue, 17 Oct 2017
The Federal Government may try the embattled leader of the proscribed Indegenous People of Biafra, IPOB, Mr. Nnamdi Kanu, in absentia, Vanguard learnton Monday.The post Younger people will see hope that they have a career in front of them Omoigui-Okauru appeared first on Vanguard News. 

Tue, 17 Oct 2017
ANCHOR Insurance Company Limited has declared a dividend payment of N3.60 per share for the year ended 2016. The dividend payment, which was ratified by the shareholders at the 27th Annual General Meeting (AGM) of the company held at Le-Meridien Ibom Hotel and Golf Resort, Uyo, Akwa Ibom State, weekend, followed the appointment of four new directors into its board.The post Anchor Insurance declares N3.60 dividend for 2016, appoints four new directors appeared first on Vanguard News. 

Tue, 17 Oct 2017
Pan-African financial institution, United Bank for Africa, UBA, Plc has announced its unaudited third quarter financial results ended September 30, 2017, recording a group's Profit Before Tax (PBT) of N78.3 billion, representing a growth of 33.2 per cent as against N58.8 billion recorded in the similar period of 2016.The post UBA Group grows 9 months profit by 33% appeared first on Vanguard News. 

Tue, 17 Oct 2017
The Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation has released a new open-source software for creating payment platforms that will help unbanked people around the world access digital financial services. The software is designed to provide a reference model for payment interoperability between banks and other providers across a country's economy.The post Bill & Melinda Foundation unveils open'source software for creating payment appeared first on Vanguard News. 

Tue, 17 Oct 2017
Nigerian football legend Kanu Nwankwo has launched the N1 billion Jackpot Lotto to Support Kanu Heart Foundation which was inaugurated in 2000.The post Kanu Nwankwo launches N1b lotto appeared first on Vanguard News. 

Tue, 17 Oct 2017
The Curtain may have been drawn on the Nigeria Women Professional League Super 4, but top officials of government and organizers have been making comments targeted at taking women football to new heights.The post NWPL Super 4 Fallout: Edo Plans 20 mini stadia appeared first on Vanguard News. 

Tue, 17 Oct 2017
The strength that lies in unity is the secret behind Nigeria's upward surge in both the boardroom and the pitch in global football, so says President of the Confederation of African Football, Mr. Ahmad.The post Unity is key to Nigeria's rising profile in football Ahmad appeared first on Vanguard News. 

Tue, 17 Oct 2017
Reigning African Woman Footballer of the Year, Asisat Oshoala has been assured of adequate support for her pet project, the Asisat Oshoala Football Clinic, which is aimed at mentoring young talented girls into becoming professional footballers as well as attaining successful academic pursuits.The post Oshoala gets Emzor support appeared first on Vanguard News. 

Tue, 17 Oct 2017
Senior Special Assistant to the President on National Assembly matters (Senate), Senator Ita Enang has expressed delight over Akwa United FC's success in this year's AITEO Cup following their 3-2 win against Niger Tornadoes in Sunday's final in Lagos.The post Ita Enang congratulates Akwa United appeared first on Vanguard News. 

Tue, 17 Oct 2017
Newcastle United owner Mike Ashley has officially put the club up for sale and wants a deal to be done by Christmas.The post Newcastle United for sale! appeared first on Vanguard News. 

Uzoho revels in historic La Liga debut
Tue, 17 Oct 2017
Former Nigeria U-17 goalkeeper Francis Uzoho hailed a memorable Deportivo La Coruna debut after keeping a clean sheet in Sunday's 0-0 draw at Eibar.The post Uzoho revels in historic La Liga debut appeared first on Vanguard News. 

Disintegration or restructuring: Which way Nigeria
Tue, 17 Oct 2017
AS we assemble for this discourse, Nigeria is experiencing the most degrading conditions in her economic, social and political life. Most indices are negative and the worst possible divisions are all over the land.The post Disintegration or restructuring: Which way Nigeria' appeared first on Vanguard News. 

The Generals and their books
Tue, 17 Oct 2017
SINCE General Olusegun Obasanjo (80) wrote his 178- page book, My Command, published by the Heinemann Education books on June 28, 1981, a book reviewed by Anthony Clayton, a lot of Nigerian Generals have become authors.The post The Generals and their books appeared first on Vanguard News. 

President Buhari and the anti-corruption war
Tue, 17 Oct 2017
CORRUPTION is a major challenge for our country as it is for many parts of the world. It thrives best where controls are lax; in an eco-system in which institutional state capture by powerful groups encourages a politico-economic alliance between the state and the private sector in a manner that robs both government and society.The post President Buhari and the anti-corruption war appeared first on Vanguard News. 

Tue, 17 Oct 2017
No fewer than 436 Kano residents recently benefitted from a free eye surgery carried out by Rotary Club of Lagos Island, Rotary International in collaboration with the Geeta Ashram Nigeria in Kano.The post 436 Kano residents benefit from Rotary Club free eye surgery appeared first on Vanguard News. 

Tue, 17 Oct 2017
A medic, Dr Ayola Sanu, has tasked the Federal government to overhaul the National Health Insurance Scheme, NHIS, as a way of ensuring that Nigerians have access to quality healthcare that is affordable and accessible.The post Medic calls for overhauling of NHIS appeared first on Vanguard News. 

Tue, 17 Oct 2017
As the world weekend marked 2017 World Sight Day, Entomologist has disclosed that 80 percent of blindness could be prevented.The post 80% of blindness is preventable ' Entomologist appeared first on Vanguard News. 

Tue, 17 Oct 2017
Healthcare professionals, weekend in Lagos raised the alarm over increasing cases of diabetes saying not less than 5 million Nigerians are living with the disease.The post Sanofi moves to rescue 5m Nigerians from diabetes appeared first on Vanguard News. 

Tue, 17 Oct 2017
Cancer is a bully, worse than the playground bully. It does not only try to steal the children's lunch money but also steals their future.The post Childhood cancer: Our pains as mothers appeared first on Vanguard News. 

Tue, 17 Oct 2017
The Chief Executive Officer and Co-founder, The Retreat Mental Hospital, Dr. Olufemi Oluwatayo has called on Nigerians to take their mental health serious, noting that, the fact someone is walking around normally does not mean he or she is mentally stable.The post We have more mentally ill persons on the streets ' Psychiatrist appeared first on Vanguard News. 

Tue, 17 Oct 2017
As the inaugural meeting of Global HIV Prevention Coalition ended in Geneva, Switzerland, StarTimes Vice-President, Guo Ziqi has pledged the company's commitment towards reaching the prevention targets of the 2016 Political Declaration on Ending AIDS.The post StarTimes pledges support for global HIV prevention appeared first on Vanguard News. 

Tue, 17 Oct 2017
Dr. Enase Okonedo is the third dean of the Lagos Business School. A skilled leader in executive education and capacity- building, Enase is a global strategy and regulation expert, with 29 years' experience in the financial services and management education sectors.The post Lagos Business School develops responsible leaders appeared first on Vanguard News. 
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