NAIJA NEWSPAPERS: TODAY'S THE VANGUARD NEWSPAPER HEADLINES [21 NOVEMBER, 2017]


Below are the headlines found on The Vanguard Online Newspaper for today, Tuesday, 21 November, 2017.


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Tue, 21 Nov 2017

The Federal Government has proposed to spend N7.26 billion on the Presidential Air Fleet, PAF, in the 2018 budget proposal.

According to details by the Budget Office, about N4.3 billion of the amount was proposed for recurrent expenditure, while N2.8 billion is for capital expenditure.
The proposed expenditure is about 67 per cent higher than the N4.37 billion appropriation in the 2017 budget, which consisted of N3.97 billion for recurrent and N399.5 million for capital projects. In the current proposal, which is subject to approval by National Assembly, at least N1.58 billion was set aside for the overhaul and maintenance of five aircraft in the fleet, from about N2.9 billion budgeted for capital expenditure. Details showed that N200 million was proposed for the mandatory upgrade and installation of live television and Internet service on Boeing Business Jet, BBJ (5N-FGT). Similarly, about N240 million was voted for a similar service on Gulfstream, G550 (5N-FGW) during the year. The details also showed that N375 million would be used for installation of new cabin management system on GV (5N-FGS); N196.5 million for overhaul of landing gear for BBJ aircraft and N222 million for overhaul of Falcon 7X (5N-FGV) aircraft engines. They also revealed about N3.89 billion was proposed for mandatory upgrades on fleet aircraft; general aircraft maintenance; aircraft fuel cost; purchase of air navigational equipment; rehabilitation/repairs of air navigational equipment and purchase of Towberless tow tractor for towing aircraft. In the 2017 budget, about N2.03 billion was approved for the purchase of fire fighting vehicle and equipment and air navigational equipment; aircraft towing vehicle, aircraft maintenance tools and kitchen equipment; aircraft fuel cost and aircraft maintenance. The Presidential Air Fleet, PAF, has remained a controversial subject, following outcry among Nigerians that the cost of maintenance of more than 10 aircraft in the fleet was too high, particularly at this time of tough economic challenges. On assumption of office, President Muhammadu Buhari assured his administration would cut down on the number of aircraft on the fleet inherited from former President Goodluck Jonathan in 2015.


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Tue, 21 Nov 2017
ILORIN'THE Chief Judge of Kwara State, Justice Suleiman Kawu, has granted pardon to 16 convicted and awaiting trial inmates of Oke Kura and Mandala prisons in Ilorin, to decongest the prisons.The post Kwara CJ frees 16 inmates appeared first on Vanguard News. 

Tue, 21 Nov 2017
THERE was a visible crack in the Pan Niger Delta People's Congress, PNDPC, yesterday, as the National Coordinator, Chief Mike Loyibo; Secretary, Professor Benjamin Okaba, and traditional ruler of Ogulagha Kingdom, Delta State, HRM Joseph Timiyan, abandoned the group for the Pan Niger Delta Forum, PANDEF.The post Loyibo, HM Timiyan, 6 others dump PNDPC for PANDEF appeared first on Vanguard News. 

Tue, 21 Nov 2017
ABUJA'THE Mili- tary Pensions Board, yesterday said no fewer than 90,000 military pensioners would appear before it next week for verification exercise aimed at getting accurate biometric data of military pensioners in the country.The post '90,000 military pensioners to undergo verification next week' appeared first on Vanguard News. 

Tue, 21 Nov 2017
The Abuja Division of the Court of Appeal, yesterday, ordered the Independent National Electoral Commission to conduct a re-run election for Anambra Central Senatorial District within 90 days.The post Anambra Central: A-Court orders INEC to conduct re-run poll within 90 days appeared first on Vanguard News. 

Tue, 21 Nov 2017
Minister of Transportation, Rotimi Amaechi and his counterpart in Foreign Affairs, Geofrey Onyema, have called on heads of foreign missions to support the country's quest for election into the Category C of the International Maritime Organisation, IMO Council, the highest decision making body of the Organisation.The post Ministers woo foreign diplomats for IMO Council seat appeared first on Vanguard News. 


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Tue, 21 Nov 2017
BOMADI ' OVER 60 community leaders from riverine towns and villages in Delta and Bayelsa States congregated at Bomadi, headquarters of Bomadi Local Government Area, Delta State, freshly, to confer on the dearth of social amenities and deteriorating security challenges in the oil-rich areas.The post Lack of amenities, worsening security: Delta, Bayelsa riverine communities converge on Bomadi appeared first on Vanguard News. 

Tue, 21 Nov 2017
Minister of Information and Culture, Alhaji Lai Mohammed, Minister of Mines and Steel Development, Dr. Kayode Fayemi, Governor Aminu Waziri Tambuwal, former Governor of Anambra State, Mr. Peter Obi and foremost pro-democracy and human rights legal luminary, Mr. Femi Falana, are among the prominent personalities expected to grace the Anniversary Lecture/Awards ceremony of Global Patriot Newspapers in Lagos.The post Lai Mohammed, Fayemi, Obi, Falana, Adesina, others for Global Patriot newspapers a 

Tue, 21 Nov 2017
ABUJA'IN an effort to arrest the poor standard of education especially at the basic education level in Nigeria, the Universal Basic Education Commission, UBEC will tomorrow begin assessment of both pupils in primary schools and students in junior secondary schools across the countryThe post UBEC moves to lift standard of basic education appeared first on Vanguard News. 

Tue, 21 Nov 2017
The National Agency for Food and Drug Administration and Control, NAFDAC, yesterday, uncovered 30 different banned and unregistered products worth millions of naira in Onitsha, Anambra State, an official has said.The post NAFDAC uncovers contraband in Onitsha appeared first on Vanguard News. 

Tue, 21 Nov 2017
NO fewer than 104 persons, suffering from eye cataract, have benefitted from surgical operations carried out by the Africa Eye Laser Centre in Benin, in collaboration with Sight Foundation, New Delhi, India and with support by St. Jude Eye Clinic Missions Corporation, United States of America, in commemoration of the World Sight Day.The post 104 get free eye treatment in Benin appeared first on Vanguard News. 

Tue, 21 Nov 2017
Rivers State government has urged the Independent National Electoral Commission, INEC, to endeavour to replicate the success it recorded in the conduct of Anambra election in the state.The post INEC, security agencies tasked on credible elections in Rivers appeared first on Vanguard News. 

Tue, 21 Nov 2017
FOLLOWING alleged attack on former governorship aspirant of the All Progressives Congress, APC, Dr Okey Ezea, during the recently concluded Enugu State LG elections, the chairman of the party in the state, Dr Ben Nwoye, yesterday called for the immediate arrest and prosecution of the state Commissioner for Transport, Mr Vitus Okechi, who allegedly led the attack.The post Enugu LG fallout: APC seeks commissioners arrest appeared first on Vanguard News. 

Tue, 21 Nov 2017
For music lovers in the city of Abakaliki, the Legend Real Deal Experience concert that held last night at the Abakaliki Township Stadium is one they won't forget in a long time as the headline act for the show, Harrysong delivered as promised, and even took it a notch higher.The post Harrysong brings Legend's Real Deal Experience to an exciting end in Abakaliki appeared first on Vanguard News. 

Tue, 21 Nov 2017
Rivers cult gangs lament killings, abductionsThe post Rivers cult gangs lament killings, abductions appeared first on Vanguard News. 

Tue, 21 Nov 2017
THE Chief Makanjuola Ogundipe-led South West chairman of the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, yesterday warned the party leadership against conducting the December 9 convention with the wrong delegates from the zone.The post We'll sue PDP if we're absent at convention, Ogundipe exco warns appeared first on Vanguard News. 

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Tue, 21 Nov 2017
Achieftain of the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, in Ekiti State, Mr. Babatunde Oyedele has said that the state governor, Mr. Ayo Fayose was right to have nominated Prof Kolapo Isola as his successor in the forthcoming governorship election , saying that Olusola possessed impeccable record.The post EKITI 2018: Fayose was right on Olusola ' PDP chieftain appeared first on Vanguard News. 

Tue, 21 Nov 2017
An aspirant for National Chairmanship of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), Chief Raymond Dokpesi, said he consulted widely with stakeholders, including party leaders and members before entering the contest.The post PDP National Chairman: Why I'm contesting ' Dokpesi appeared first on Vanguard News. 

Tue, 21 Nov 2017
Zimbabwe's President Robert Mugabe came under increasing pressure to quit Monday as his ruling party said it would move to impeach him and the army revealed his likely successor would soon return to the country.The post We want to get rid of this animal called Mugabe opposition appeared first on Vanguard News. 

Tue, 21 Nov 2017
A faction of the People's Democratic Party (PDP) in the South-West has warned the party not to stop it from presenting the zone's delegates to the Dec. 9 national convention.The post Trouble brews in S/W PDP leadership ahead party convention appeared first on Vanguard News. 

Tue, 21 Nov 2017
SHELL Companies in Nigeria (SCiN) have emerged the 2017 Best Nigerian companies in Sustainability Innovation in Africa, beating two other finalists at the 11th edition of the Sustainability, Enterprise and Responsibility Awards (SERAs) for Corporate Social Responsibility held in Lagos on Friday.The post Shell Companies emerge best in sustainability innovation in Africa appeared first on Vanguard News. 

Tue, 21 Nov 2017
THE Federal Government has been called upon to expedite actions in developing the gemstone value chain in order to generate foreign exchange and create additional jobs opportunities in Nigeria.The post Why FG should develop gemstone value chain Oworu appeared first on Vanguard News. 

Tue, 21 Nov 2017
THE Akwa Ibom State Government is demanding that International Oil Companies (IOCs) increase their patronage of the oil and gas contracting firms whose operational bases are domiciled in the state, noting that the trend would go a long way in addressing unemployment as well as grow the state's Internally Generated Revenue (IGR).The post Akwa Ibom seeks increased patronage for local contracting firms appeared first on Vanguard News. 

Tue, 21 Nov 2017
THE Federal government has described the 3,050megawatts hydro power project worth over $5.792 billion (about N2.096 trillion) in Taraba State as a new dawn in the nation's power diversity and energy needs.The post FG signs $5.792bn contract for 3,050MW Mambilla power project appeared first on Vanguard News. 

Tue, 21 Nov 2017
ELECTRICITY consumers, especially bulk users now have an option as the federal government has approved a new policy to enable them buy power directly from the electricity generating companies, GENCOs.The post Bulk electricity users to buy directly from GENCOs appeared first on Vanguard News. 

Tue, 21 Nov 2017
Plans are underway by the Federal Government and other stakeholders to generate additional 14,000 megawatts, mw of power from water (hydro).The post FG, others plan to generate 14,000mw from hydro appeared first on Vanguard News. 

Tue, 21 Nov 2017
Chevron Nigeria Limited, (CNL), an affiliate of Chevron Corporation (Chevron), announced the disbursement of US$2.5 million donated by Chevron to the Global Fund to Fight AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria (Global Fund), for the implementation of the Chevron-Global Fund Anti-Retroviral Treatment Service Maintenance Program (ART Program), in Delta, Bayelsa, Ondo and Lagos States.The post Chevron contributes $5m to HIV fund to in Nigeria appeared first on Vanguard News. 

Tue, 21 Nov 2017
THE Federal Government disclosed that the litigation over ownership of Ajaokuta Steel Company has been resolved.The post FG affirms resolving litigation over ownership of Ajaokuta Steel Company appeared first on Vanguard News. 

Tue, 21 Nov 2017
Perception management outfit, Brooks and Blake Nigeria, has won the Marketing World Awards as the best public relations agency in Nigeria for the fourth year running at the 7th Marketing World Awards, MWA, held at the Kempinski Ambassador Hotel Accra, Ghana. The Awards organised by Instinct Wave media recognises outstanding personalities and organisations in the marketing communication industry in Nigeria and West Africa.The post Brooks+Blake bags 4th consecutive MWA PR award appeared first on V 

Tue, 21 Nov 2017
IN a bid to reduce boat accidents in Nigeria, Total Exploration and Production Nigeria Limited has started the training of personnel on safety.The post Total trains operators on safety to reduce boat accidents appeared first on Vanguard News. 

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Tue, 21 Nov 2017
ANYONE asked the impact of Governor Obiano's victory in the November 18 gubernatorial ballot in Anambra State could answer with a single word: Crushing. He won in all of the 21 local government areas of the state. His closest rivals came up in dismal second, third and fourth places.The post The meaning of Obiano's re-election appeared first on Vanguard News. 

Tue, 21 Nov 2017
Education may, at last, be receiving some attention in Nigeria. In Kaduna State, Governor El-Rufai is wielding the broom of his ruling All Peoples Congress (APC), against teachers in a controversial proposal to sweep away an estimated 22,000 of them who're apparently unfit for the vocation. The supply line for competent replacements on this scale is unclear.The post Before Adamu Adamus Education Strategy Plan becomes a missed opportunity appeared first on Vanguard News. 

Tue, 21 Nov 2017
Some people have argued that their quarrel with the Heroes Square project is the statue of Jacob Zuma, the South African President that is erected there. The question such critics should answer is, 'Is Jacob Zuma a hero''The post Rochas and Owerris tourist potentials appeared first on Vanguard News. 

Tue, 21 Nov 2017
The benefit of having these technocrats is that they will so finely finish their duty that their successors will risk a 'boo' and 'pure water sachets' on their faces if they ever perform lessThe post Buhari and his technocrats appeared first on Vanguard News. 

Tue, 21 Nov 2017
Super Eagles coach, Gernot Rohr has listed former striker, Victor Agali as his chief scout going to the 2018 FIFA World Cup tournament in Russia.The post Agali is Eagles' chief scout for Russia 2018 appeared first on Vanguard News. 


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Tue, 21 Nov 2017
Super Eagles coach, Gernot Rohr is keen to strengthen his defence ahead of Nigeria's campaign at the 2018 FIFA World Cup in Russia.The post Rohr keen to toughen Eagles defence appeared first on Vanguard News. 

Tue, 21 Nov 2017
President Muhammadu Buhari on Monday said that his All Progressive Congress lead government is aware of the problems besetting the Judiciary including under-funding, inadequate personnel and absence of modern technological aids he also avowed government's commitment to work with the judiciary in addressing corruption and other national problems.The post I am aware majority of judicial officers are learned, incorruptible Buhari appeared first on Vanguard News. 

Tue, 21 Nov 2017
Creating the right conditions at home, investing in infrastructure and vigorously fighting the corruption and rot in Nigeria's healthcare system will help the country win back its best brains in the health sector, according to Vice President Yemi Osinbajo, SAN.The post We must win back our best brains; give emerging generations of our medical personnel a new reason to believe in their country ' VP Osinbajo appeared first on Vanguard News. 

Tue, 21 Nov 2017
AT the Arlington National Cemetery in Virginia, United States lies a simple grave with a gas-fired eternal flame; a memorial to President John Fitzgerald Kennedy, 1917-1963. This year marks the centenary of his birth. He was born on May 29 1917, scion of the East Coast Brahmin of Massachusetts. His father Joseph Senior came from Irish migr stock as was his mother Rose Kennedy. The senior Kennedy made an enormous fortune, some would say, from things that were not entirely kosher.The post John F. 

Tue, 21 Nov 2017
A recent study found that four bad behaviours smoking, drinking too much alcohol, not exercising, and not eating enough fruits and veggies'can hustle you into an early grave, and, in effect, age you by as many as 12 years.The post Live healthy, live longer appeared first on Vanguard News. 

Tue, 21 Nov 2017
To ensure an improved oral health care among school children, former Miss Tourism, Ms. Tomi Salami, has called on Nigerian children to always brush twice daily even as she donated tooth brushes, pastes and dental floss to secondary schools in Surulere area of Lagos.The post Former Miss Tourism sensitises children on dental health appeared first on Vanguard News. 

Tue, 21 Nov 2017
The Society of Occupational and Environmental Health Physicians of Nigeria (SOEHPON) has called for a review of the law guiding occupational health in Nigeria, saying it has become obsolete.The post Review occupational health law, SOEHPON tasks FG appeared first on Vanguard News. 

Tue, 21 Nov 2017
When Jenny, 9, and Grace, 8, were born, there were mixed feelings in their families, not because their parents did not want children, but because they were born with congenital abnormalities.The post Fistula: How surgeons restored dignity to 2 girls appeared first on Vanguard News. 


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Tue, 21 Nov 2017
SIXTY years after it was opened by Princess Margaret on November 20, 1957, the University College Hospital, UCH, Ibadan, Nigeria's premier tertiary hospital, has etched its name in gold through pioneering numerous medical advances.The post At 60, UCH excels in neurosurgery, care for aged ' Prof Temitope Alonge appeared first on Vanguard News. 


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Tue, 21 Nov 2017
As the Lagos State Government prepares to roll out its State Health Insurance Scheme, PharmAccess Foundation has trained health workers drawn from the state's Ministry of Health and Agencies as State Quality Champions. The week- long training was to support improvement efforts of healthcare facilities in the state.The post Health Insurance: PharmaAccess trains Lagos health workers appeared first on Vanguard News. 

Tue, 21 Nov 2017
Chieftain of All Progressives Congress, APC, and one of its presidential hopeful in 2019, Chief Charles Udeogaranya, yesterday, joined Nigerians of different political divides in mourning the demise of Dr. Alex Ekwueme.The post Udeogaranya, COSON mourn Ekwueme appeared first on Vanguard News. 

Tue, 21 Nov 2017
NIGERIANS across political divides, yesterday, paid glowing tributes to the late Second Republic Vice President, Dr. Alex Ekwueme, who died in a London clinic, Sunday night after battling with what the family said was a chest infection.The post How Ekwueme died ' Igwe Laz, brother appeared first on Vanguard News. 

Tue, 21 Nov 2017
Prince Abdul-Jabbar Bola Ajibola (SAN), a former Attorney-General of the Federation and Minister of Justice, has solid credentials as an estwhile judge of the World Court, popularly called the International Court of Justice (ICJ), at The Hague, a recipient of a honorary doctorate degree of law, LL.D, from a British university, his appointment as a permanent Vice President of the World Bank, a former Nigerian High Commissioner to the United Kingdom and the founder of Islamic Mission for Africa (I 

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