NAIJA NEWSPAPERS: TODAY'S THE VANGUARD NEWSPAPER HEADLINES [8TH OCTOBER, 2017].


Below are the headlines found on The Vanguard  Online Newspaper for today, Sunday, 8th October, 2017.

Sun, 08 Oct 2017
The killings and kidnapping in Edo State, particularly the state capital, Benin 'City, in the last two months, is creating tension. The situation is so scary that night life is dead in the state capital. Armed robbers operate freely, especially in Ekenwa, Upper Sakpoba, Siluko and some parts of Airport Road. Over 25 persons have been killed by armed bandits in Benin ' City during the period under review.The post We don't know who next will be murdered or abducted, Edo residents cr 

Sun, 08 Oct 2017
ONE thing that is certain about the memo to President Muhammadu Buhari by the Minister of Petroleum Resources is that only a few people would clearly understand its message.The post Kachikwu's alarm as clarion call to Mr. President appeared first on Vanguard News. 

Sun, 08 Oct 2017
THE Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation, NNPC, Group Managing Director, GMD, Mr. Maikanti Baru, is in the eye of the storm. This may probably not be the best of times for the Jama'are, Bauchi-born oil manager.The post Senate session on Kachikwu/Baru face-off: Again, another one bites the dust appeared first on Vanguard News. 

Sun, 08 Oct 2017
Pained by their chaotic outing at the 2017 World Athletics Championships in London last August, top Nigerian athletes have called on the Athletics Federation of Nigeria to get its acts together and plan ahead for the 2018 season.The post Let's start 2018 preparations now, Okon-George, others cry out appeared first on Vanguard News. 

Sun, 08 Oct 2017
Peter Okoye, one half of former music duo P-Square has signed a partnership deal with Empire, an American distribution company and record label based in San Francisco, California, USA.The post P-Square update: Peter Okoye signs solo deal with American record label company appeared first on Vanguard News. 

Sun, 08 Oct 2017
That said, it is disappointing that a historian of stature like Prof. E.A. Ayandele would declare ex cathedra that 'If an individual ever decided the course of events in any country, Odumegwu Ojukwu did ' by pushing Nigeria inexorably in the direction of civil war.'The post The phenomenon of Biafra (11) appeared first on Vanguard News. 

Sun, 08 Oct 2017
Oba Abdul-Rosheed Adewale Akanbi, the Oluwo of Iwo in Osun State, recently clocked 50.The post Our kings are the problem of Nigeria ' Oba Adewale Akanbi, the Oluwo appeared first on Vanguard News. 

Sun, 08 Oct 2017
To address the issues associated with the power sector in Nigeria, Cummins and Power Gas teams jointly hosted an event with the Nigerian Industry leaders at the U.S. Consul General's residence in Lagos.The post Cummins and Power Gas Nigeria host Energy Solutions Event appeared first on Vanguard News. 

Sun, 08 Oct 2017
The councillors representing Burutu Local Government Area Wards 13 and 14, Hon. Joseph Asiaye Alubeze and Hon. Sunday Oruekpeti respectively, have stated that the alleged vote of no confidence passed on the council chairman of Burutu Local Government Area, Delta State, Chief Ebikeme Clark by the Legislative Arm lacks merit as it did not pass through due process.The post Councillors fault vote of no confidence passed on Burutu LG boss appeared first on Vanguard News. 

Sun, 08 Oct 2017
PRESIDENT Muhammadu Buhari has commended the efforts of the Redeemed Christian Church of God, RCCG, to restore peace to the nation through its prayers for government.The post Buhari lauds RCCG, assures Nigerians of dividends of democracy appeared first on Vanguard News. 

Sun, 08 Oct 2017
LONDON trained journalist and FBI (US) Merit Award winner, Prince Mitaire 'Mimi' Okumagba has joined the race for the contentious stool of Orosuen (king) of the Okere-Urhobo kingdom, Warri, Delta State.The post Okere-Urhobo kingship: Mimi Okumagba joins race appeared first on Vanguard News. 

Sun, 08 Oct 2017
United Nations Information Centre (UNIC), in partnership with Women in Education and Leadership Development Society (WIELDS), held the United Nations International Day for Non Violence, last week, with the ROWEAD conference under the theme: 'Women as Stakeholders in Peace Building: A Panacea for A More Stable Nation'.The post International day of no-violence Millions of Nigerians in Europe dying as slaves 'Edo First Lady appeared first on Vanguard News. 

Sun, 08 Oct 2017
The board of ntel, Nigeria's first 4G/LTE-Advanced network, has appointed Ernest Akinlola as its substantive Managing Director/Chief Executive Officer.The post Ntel announces Ernest Akinlola as new CEO appeared first on Vanguard News. 

Sun, 08 Oct 2017
Senator Geshom Bassey, representing Cross River Central, has commended Governor Ben Ayade over his tourism initiatives, especially the just concluded Northern Cross River Festival.The post NorthEest: Senator Bassey lauds Ayade for tourism development appeared first on Vanguard News. 

Sun, 08 Oct 2017
SOME traditional rulers in Ondo State have cried out over alleged denied promotion to the first class status by successive administrations in the state.The post We have been denied promotion to first class status ' Ondo monarchs appeared first on Vanguard News. 

Sun, 08 Oct 2017
AS the world marked this year's International Day of Peace, experts and several stakeholders under the auspices of the Universal Peace Chaplains and Samaritan Rescue Mission (UPCSREM) gathered at the French Village International, Ajara, Badagry, Lagos for a lecture aimed at installing peace in the nation, reports SAM EYOBOKA.The post International day of peace: Experts propose nuggets for peace appeared first on Vanguard News. 

Sun, 08 Oct 2017
England coach, Gareth Southgate says he will use the next nine months to build an England team capable of making the nation proud. But England fans have to help by not blaming his kids for all the failures of the past.The post Southgate urges fans to support youthful England appeared first on Vanguard News. 

Sun, 08 Oct 2017
Their story demonstrates that even in prison, people still bring ambitions to fulfilment. Olumide, Oluwafemi, Oluwaseun, Olusola and Ololade (real names withheld) are inmates of Abeokuta Prisons who, despite their incarceration, still found the time to pursue their education. Apart from Oluwafemi, who is serving a life sentence after being convicted for murder in Akure, Ondo state capital, the other inmates are on death row for armed robbery and murder in Ondo and Ekiti states. They just passed 

Sun, 08 Oct 2017
A Nigerian, Jelili Omoyele, 35-year-old cellular phone technician, was allegedly shot dead in Johannesburg on Saturday, the Nigeria Union, South Africa, has said.The post Another Nigerian killed in South Africa over R300 parking lot rent appeared first on Vanguard News. 

Sun, 08 Oct 2017
Liberia's Presidential polls that will commence on Tuesday this week will very likely be among the most important of such exercises to take place anywhere in West Africa in recent times.The post LIBERIAN ELECTIONS: Vice President Boakai is the man to beat appeared first on Vanguard News. 

Sun, 08 Oct 2017
Former President, General Ibrahim Badamasi Babangida, created Katsina State from the old Kaduna State on September 23, 1987. At that time, Katsina had just seven local government areas, but today it has 34. No doubt, the state has gotten its fair share of the good, the bad and the ugly.The post Katsina remembers Babangida, 30 years after appeared first on Vanguard News. 

Sun, 08 Oct 2017
Governor Abubakar Muhammad Badaru of Jigawa State, in this interview, explains that as Nigeria celebrated 57th year of nationhood, her greatness lies in her leadership which must be purely based on merit and politics devoid of tribal and religious sentiments.The post 2019: PDP zoning arrangement has been thrown to the dogs ' Gov Badaru appeared first on Vanguard News. 

Sun, 08 Oct 2017
When the bell that ushered in the third quarter (July ' September) of 2017 started to toll, there were not very obvious indications that the relationship between Dr. Emmanuel Ibe Kachikwu, Minister of State for Petroleum Resources, and Mr. Maikanti Baru, Group Managing Director of the Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation, NNPC, was heading for the rocks, despite speculations at the NNPC towers where both oil chiefs hold forte, for some reasons.The post Kachikwu/Baru face-off: Conflict to 

Sun, 08 Oct 2017
December 2012, at the NYSC orientation camp at Ede, Osun State, Governor Rauf Aregbesola told primary and secondary school students that 'education is the passport to the future, because the future belongs to those who prepare for it today.' He was quoting Malcolm -X, a black American social crusader.The post Aregbesola and instrument of orientation appeared first on Vanguard News. 

Sun, 08 Oct 2017
Latest GSMA study just released has revealed that in Africa, limited network coverage remained a key barrier to mobile internet adoption.The post Limited network coverage remains key barrier to mobile internet adoption in Africa appeared first on Vanguard News. 

Sun, 08 Oct 2017
There's been a lot of buzz about student learning to code lately. This year, almost 200 million students around the world were exposed to coding through the Hour of Code event. In today's digital world, coding is a fundamental skill alongside math and reading, but too few student have the opportunity to learn to program because it is rarely taught in school.The post Towards digital future: Why coding is essential for today's students Hakeem appeared first on Vanguard News. 

Sun, 08 Oct 2017
The Minister of Information and Culture, Alhaji Lai Mohammed, at the weekend commissioned the ultra-modern Digital Set Top Box manufacturing plant, owned by the Gospell Digital Technology.The post DSO gets boosts with 2.4m capacity Set Top Box factory appeared first on Vanguard News. 

Sun, 08 Oct 2017
Soccer Nation Football Club of Lagos has emerged the winner of the first How Foundation Blue-State Charity football competition held recently at the Road 14 Football pitch in Lekki, Lagos.The post Soccer Nation wins Blue-State charity tourney appeared first on Vanguard News. 

Sun, 08 Oct 2017
Nigeria Football Federation presi-dent, Amaju Pinnick has hailed the newly signed partnership agreements with two companies, Tropical General Investments (TGI) Group and Pay Porte.Com for sponsorship of the Super Eagles.The post Pinnick hails NFF new deal with TGI, Payporte appeared first on Vanguard News. 

Sun, 08 Oct 2017
It was a harvest of surprises at the just ended Paddysco Indepen-dence Football Fiesta for Kids as the youngsters exhibited soccer skills and breathtaking runs to the amazement of their guardians and spectators alike.The post Kids paint rosy football future at Paddysco soccer fiesta appeared first on Vanguard News. 

Sun, 08 Oct 2017
Winners of the cash prizes for the best boxer at GOtv Boxing Night 12, Stanley 'Edo Boy' Eribo, Olaide 'Fijaborn' Fijabi and Oto 'Joe Boy' Joseph have hailed the sponsors for their commitment towards taking Nigerian boxing to a new height.The post GOtv Boxing Night 12: Boxers commend sponsors over N4m cash prizes appeared first on Vanguard News. 

Sun, 08 Oct 2017
Manchester United have been dealt a fresh injury concern after Marouane Fellaini suffered a knee injury whilst on international duty.The post Fellaini major causality as Belgium subdue Bonia appeared first on Vanguard News. 

Sun, 08 Oct 2017
A cross section of football fans in Lokoja, on Saturday applauded the Super Eagles of Nigeria for clinching a spot in the FIFA U-23 2018 World Cup qualifiers in Russia.The post Nigeria vs Zambia: Fans applaud Eagles for clinching WC spot appeared first on Vanguard News. 

Sun, 08 Oct 2017
Noah Awuku played hero for the Germans on Saturday with this winner in the 89th minute against Los Ticos. The European giants had gone ahead inside the opening half hour of the match through Jann-Fiete Arp, but Costa Rica responded with an equalizer to make it 1-1 in the 64th minute.The post FIFA U-17 WC round up appeared first on Vanguard News. 

Sun, 08 Oct 2017
Aaron Ramsey believes Wales thrive under pressure scenarios as they boosted their hopes of a World Cup qualifying playoff by edging out Georgia 1-0 in Tbilisi.The post 'Wales thrive under pressure' appeared first on Vanguard News. 

Sun, 08 Oct 2017
The Madrid City Council has approved the motion to name a Sports Center after former Super Eagles goalkeeper, Wilfred Agbonavbare.The post Madrid names sports centre after Wilfred Agbonavbare appeared first on Vanguard News. 

Sun, 08 Oct 2017
Neymar made a shock appeal to UEFA to kick Barcelona out of the Champions League after the club refused to pay his father a 23 million loyalty bonus, according to reports.The post Neymar wants Barca kicked out champions league appeared first on Vanguard News. 

Sun, 08 Oct 2017
Argentina's head coach has sprung to the defence of Paulo Dybala after the Juventus striker revealed he struggles to play alongside Lionel Messi.The post No rift between Messi, Dybala 'Argentina coach appeared first on Vanguard News. 

Sun, 08 Oct 2017
Super Eagles midfielder, John Obi Mikel has expressed his sheer delight to be the captain of the team that defeated Zambia yesterday to qualify for the Russia 2018 World Cup.The post Mikel: I'm honoured to captain this great team appeared first on Vanguard News. 

Sun, 08 Oct 2017
Super Eagles coach, Gernot Rohr has said the big boys made all the difference in Nigeria's qualification for the 2018 World Cup in Russia.The post Rohr: My 'Big boys' did it appeared first on Vanguard News. 

Sun, 08 Oct 2017
Alex Iwobi was not able to score the goals to send Arsenal to the Champions League last season, but he has netted the vital strike to take Nigeria to the World Cup.The post Welbeck, Elnenny felicitate with Iwobi appeared first on Vanguard News. 

Sun, 08 Oct 2017
Super Eagles defender Shehu Abdullahi has been voted the Man of the Match for Nigeria in their 1-0 win over Zambia, which sealed their passage to the World Cup 2018 in Russia.The post Abdullahi voted MOTM, wins N1m, 10 Bags Of Rice appeared first on Vanguard News. 

Sun, 08 Oct 2017
Hosts Uganda and the Black Stars of Ghana had to settle for a goalless draw in their 2018 World Cup qualifier at the Mandela National Stadium in Namboole yesterday, a result which takes their qualification hopes out of their hands.The post Uganda Cranes dash Ghanaian hopes appeared first on Vanguard News. 

Sun, 08 Oct 2017
President Muhammadu Buhari has joined football-loving Nigerians to congratulate the Super Eagles as they beat the Chipolopolo of Zambia 1- 0 to book Nigeria's 6th World Cup appearance.The post Buhari congratulates Eagles appeared first on Vanguard News. 

Sun, 08 Oct 2017
Supersub, Alex Iwobi was the hero last night as Nigeria dug deep to overcome hard-fighting Zambia in a 2018 FIFA World Cup qualifier played at the magnificent Godswill Akpabio International stadium, Uyo.The post Eagles land in Russia appeared first on Vanguard News. 

Sun, 08 Oct 2017
Coach Wedson Nyirenda of Zambia's national team, Chipolopolo, says he is proud of his team and not disappointed losing 0-1 to the Super Eagles of Nigeria in the second leg of Russia 2018 World Cup qualifier.The post Nigeria vs Zambia: I don't have any regret. I'm very happy Coach Nyirenda appeared first on Vanguard News. 

Sun, 08 Oct 2017
Sam Ikpea, Chairman of the Nigeria Football Supporters Club (NFSC) has described the Super Eagles 1-0 victory against the Chipolopolo of Zambia as a proof that Nigeria is the giant of Africa.The post Ikpea says Super Eagles qualification confirms Nigeria's supremacy in Africa appeared first on Vanguard News. 

Sun, 08 Oct 2017
Budding singer, Mayowa Olarenwaju, aka Mayowa Bae, who began his musical career in the church and a son of a pastor but otherwise doing secular music, has taken a swipe at gospel artistes, saying their underachievement in relation to secular artistes is as a result of their laziness.The post Gospel artistes are lazy ' Mayowa Bae appeared first on Vanguard News. 

Sun, 08 Oct 2017
An award-winning UK based Nigerian-born artiste, Major Matt, returns to the music scene with two singles Papi Don't Go and New King. As gathered, the tracks were produced by Kentee while the video was shot by popular cinematographer, Adasa Cookey.The post Major Matt out with two singles appeared first on Vanguard News. 
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