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NAIJA NEWSPAPERS: TODAY'S THE VANGUARD NEWSPAPER HEADLINES [11 DECEMBER, 2017]

Below are the headlines found on The Vanguard Online Newspaper for today, Monday, 11 December, 2017.

Mon, 11 Dec 2017

The South-West lost the opportunity of producing the national chairman of the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, after Mr. Jimi Agbaje, who was the shoo-in candidate of the governors, was accused of abandoning the party at the time of the crisis instigated by the face-off with Senator Ali Modu Sheriff.

The expectation of the South-West zone was also compounded by the decision of the immediate past national chairman of the party, Senator Ahmed Makarfi, to open up the chairmanship contest to the whole south. That decision, high party chieftains said at the weekend, was framed to also open up the presidential ticket zoned to the North to all areas of the North. Markarfi, who exited office on Saturday, had until the return of Atiku Abubakar, been considered the leading presidential aspirant in the party. Meanwhile, multiple sources told Vanguard that some former PDP chieftains and some foundation members of the APC had been making overtures to rejoin or join the opposition party on account of developments at the weekend. A senior party official privy to the developments that led to the emergence of Prince Uche Secondus as national chairman, said party elders had before the aborted Port-Harcourt convention of May 2016 agreed to micro-zone the position of national chairman to the South West. Mr. Agbaje, who was the candidate of the party in the 2015 governorship election, was projected by the governors, following the resolve of the governors through Governor Nyesom Wike and the National Assembly caucus through Senator Ike Ekweremadu, the Deputy President of the Senate.

Mon, 11 Dec 2017
Quite frankly, we have done very well all considered. One keeps saying it that the situation we took over was much worse than we expected. You had to deal with the unexpected event of the collapse of the crude oil market which made it very difficult to get the funding that was needed to reflate the economy. So, it posed Herculean challenges both for the government and the people of this nation.

Mon, 11 Dec 2017
A national chairmanship candidate in the recently concluded convention of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), Professor Taoheed Adedoja on Sunday voiced out his feelings about the outcome of the exercise.
According to him, the process leading to the conclusion of the convention showed that the PDP is yet to do away with the culture of impunity. Speaking with news men in Abuja yesterday, the former Minister of Sports and Special Duties said he was not happy about the whole exercise as he thought the party would have learnt its lessons from its recent past. “The conduct of the the national convention was characterized with impunity which must be reviewed in order to avert further crisis in the party,” he said. Adedoja however enjoined members of the Board of Trustees (BoT) of the party to urgently swing in to action by setting up a high powered committee to investigate what went wrong in the conduct of the exercise. According to him, “A week to our convention, a list tagged ‘Unity list’ containing names of the winners in the convention was circulating around ‎and the convention was the only one name missing. So the BoT should find out what went wrong, ” he counselled.
Mon, 11 Dec 2017
ABUJA'THE Bankers Committee, yesterday concluded its annual retreat on the economy, with a decision to create 100,000 jobs by the first quarter of 2018.The post Bankers Cttee to create 100,000 jobs by Q1 2018 appeared first on Vanguard News. 

Mon, 11 Dec 2017
National Chairman of the Labour Party, Abdusalam Paiko has said that the party is ready to welcome the Senator representing Ogun East Senatorial District, Senator Buruji Kashamu if he is willing to join to the party.The post PDP crisis: Kashamu welcome to our party ' LABOUR PARTY appeared first on Vanguard News. 

Mon, 11 Dec 2017
GOVERNOR of Osun State, Ogbeni Rauf Aregbesola, has expressed the conviction that his administration has performed excellently to the benefit of the generality of the people of the state, stressing that he has fulfilled the essence of development in governance.The post I've fulfilled essence of devt in governance '' Aregbesola appeared first on Vanguard News. 

Mon, 11 Dec 2017
THAT was in a news report published in a national newspaper. The Federal Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development has raised alarm about the increase in the volume of rice, fish and poultry products being smuggled into the country.The Ministry, obviously speaking to deaf ears, warned that 'importation of rice and frozen fish through land borders is illegal and prohibited.'The post FG powerless against economic terrorism' Dele Sobowale appeared first on Vanguard News. 

Mon, 11 Dec 2017
Lagos'A businessman, Dr. Ambrose Orjiako, has asked a Federal High Court, sitting in Lagos, to stay the execution of the arrest order issued by the court against him, over alleged disobedience of court order, pending the hearing and final determination of the appeal filed against the order.The post Bizman pleads with court over bench warrant appeared first on Vanguard News. 

Mon, 11 Dec 2017
THE Ijaw Youth Council, IYC, and Ijaw elders in Edo State, weekend, raised an alarm over alleged plan by the state government to deploy soldiers to Gelegele and other Ijaw communities in the state, including Okikoro where they have their Egbesu shrine. They warned that such action will be a declaration of war against the Ijaw nation and will be resisted.The post Edo govt planning to destroy shrine, deploy soldiers 'Ijaw elders appeared first on Vanguard News. 

Mon, 11 Dec 2017
THE Ondo State government has described the choice of Dr Gani Adams as the 15th Aare Ona Kakanfo as a testimony to his bravery and broad-minded commitment to Yoruba nationalism.The post Aare Ona Kakanfo, a testimony to Adams' commitment to Yoruba nationalism ' Ondo govt appeared first on Vanguard News. 

Mon, 11 Dec 2017
A former President of the Nigerians Bar Association, Mr Wole Olanipekun (SAN), has identified leadership failure and wanton neglect of youths by successive governments in the country as being responsible for the selling of some Nigerian migrants to slavery in Libya and other countries across the world.The post Ex-NBA President blames slavery in Libya on leadership failure appeared first on Vanguard News. 

Mon, 11 Dec 2017
SURVEYORS in Delta state will from January next year practice under new guidelines aimed at checking sharp practices to protect affected public in the state.The post Delta surveyors move against quackery appeared first on Vanguard News. 

Mon, 11 Dec 2017
THE Ebonyi State chapter of Progressive Peoples' Alliance, PPA, weekend, said it has filed a suit at the Federal High Court, Abakaliki, seeking the court to declare the seat of Maria Nwachi (Afikpo North) vacant.The post PPA wants court to declare Ebonyi Assembly members seat vacant appeared first on Vanguard News. 

Mon, 11 Dec 2017
Governor Rochas Okorocha of Imo State, yesterday, scored the Federal Government very poor in terms of addressing poverty in the country.The post Okorocha scores FG low, says 89% of Nigerians unhappy appeared first on Vanguard News. 

Mon, 11 Dec 2017
SOME Igbo groups have restated the need to restructure Nigeria into fiscal federalism to pave the way for rapid socio-economic and political development, puncturing the impression that the South-East geo-political zone has been pacified to drop the restructuring quest.The post Restructuring: S-East not pacified ' Groups appeared first on Vanguard News. 

Mon, 11 Dec 2017
NO fewer than 403 retiring soldiers from the tri- services of the Military, will this week be graduating from the Nigerian Armed Forces Resettlement Centre, NAFRC Oshodi, having undergone training aimed at re-integrating them into civil life.The post NAFRC trains 403 retiring soldiers appeared first on Vanguard News. 

Mon, 11 Dec 2017
Recent study and revelations emanating from a research conducted by the International Agency for research on Cancer, IARC in collaboration with National Cancer Institute, United States of America, USA, revealed a threatening projection that by the end of 2030, 30 million people in the world, representing 39.6 percent of both men and women living with cancer will be dead.The post 30 million cancer patients prone to death by 2030 appeared first on Vanguard News. 

Mon, 11 Dec 2017
THE Chairman of the Rivers State Chapter of the People's Democratic Party, PDP, Bro Felix Obuah has said the emergence of Prince Uche Secondus as the national chairman of PDP would make PDP stronger and better positioned for victory in 2019.The post Emergence of Secondusll ensure stronger, greater PDP ' Obuah appeared first on Vanguard News. 

Mon, 11 Dec 2017
Governor Samuel Ortom of Benue State has called on the Federal Government to support and collaborate with states to adopt ranching as the lawfully recognized method of rearing livestock in the country to end frequent crises between herdsmen and farmers.The post Herdsmen/farmers' clashes: Ortom tasks FG on ranching appeared first on Vanguard News. 



Mon, 11 Dec 2017
INVESTORS appear to have set off speculated positioning on the stock of Seven-Up Bottling Company Plc (7UP), against the acquisition offer price. Last weekend the stock price moved up almost 5 percent on 141,000 trade volume on a single day trade to close at N101.97, leaving just 11.05 percent premium for any new buyer who may be holding the shares to sell off under the acquisition scheme.The post 7UP Plc: Buy, hold or sell investment decision beckons appeared first on Vanguard News. 

Mon, 11 Dec 2017
Loan recovery is a very major challenge in the Microfinance Bank, MfB, sub-sector. It is not just microfinance, but in the entire banking industry. The stress and distress in the economy have made so many things to be abnormal and thereby made people to be unable to pay back loan.The post Microfinance bank more expensive to operate than Commercial bank ' MD, Supreme MfB appeared first on Vanguard News. 

Mon, 11 Dec 2017
We are having a programme early next year. It is a business outlook and we are getting an expert who will analyze the insurance opportunities that are in the 2018 budget. The issue is that insurance penetration is dependent on insurance enlightenment and in as much as we have over 180 million people, we have a duty to ensure that they know about insurance.The post Nigeria has deep cultural issues affecting insurance growth ' CIIN boss appeared first on Vanguard News. 

Mon, 11 Dec 2017
If you look at the results of most insurance players over the past nine months you could see an increase for the entire industry largely on the non-life business. Most of that is driven by oil while some is driven by the impact of devaluation as well.The post Insurers should create products that customers need ' COO, AIICO appeared first on Vanguard News. 

Mon, 11 Dec 2017
NATIONAL Insurance Commission (NAICOM) has placed a two year limit on bancassurance partnerships between insurance companies and banks.The post NAICOM sets 2 years limit for Bancassurance partnerships appeared first on Vanguard News. 

Mon, 11 Dec 2017
SOVEREIGN Trust Insurance Plc said that its gross written premium grew to N7.3 billion in the third quarter (Q3) of 2017 from N4.9 billion in the corresponding period of 2016.The post Sovereign Trust gross premium rises to N7bn appeared first on Vanguard News. 

Mon, 11 Dec 2017
THE Association of Investment Advisers and Portfolio Managers, IAMP, have called on the regulatory agencies in the capital market to be more proactive in investigating reported cases of infraction among market operators in order to safeguard investors' interest.The post Portfolio managers task SEC, NSE on investors' protection appeared first on Vanguard News. 

Mon, 11 Dec 2017
If today, only five out of 10 people have access to financial services, how do we ensure that by the next three years, eight out of 10 are able to have access to financial services'The post FSS 2020: Milestones and roadmap for the future appeared first on Vanguard News. 

Mon, 11 Dec 2017
ACTIVITIES of the Collective Investment Schemes, CIS, in the nation's capital market have continued to worsen, aggravated by the woeful performance of the Equity-Based Funds (EBFs).The post Collective Investment Schemes in 2017: Equity-Based Funds in woeful performance appeared first on Vanguard News. 

Mon, 11 Dec 2017
In the remote event that the Fund's assets are mismanaged by the fund manager, the SEC has set up a National Investor Protection Fund that can provide some financial relief to the unit holdersThe post There are laws that protect retail investors in mutual funds ' Sofekun appeared first on Vanguard News. 

Mon, 11 Dec 2017
Bitcoin makes its debut on a major exchange Sunday, a milestone for the digital currency that has some investors excited but others nervous.The post Bitcoin futures launch sparks excitement, warnings appeared first on Vanguard News. 

Mon, 11 Dec 2017
THERE are different types of funds transfer services and it is important for bank customers to understand the differences and implications.The post Fund transfer: Between NIP and NEFT appeared first on Vanguard News. 

Mon, 11 Dec 2017
HERE'S what the Bible says in Ecclesiastes 4:1-4:'1. Again I looked and saw all the oppression that was taking place under the sun: I saw the tears of the oppressed' and they have no comforter; power was on the side of their oppressors' and they have no comforter.And I declared that the dead, who had already died, are happier than the living, who are still alivThe post Tragedy of the oppressed appeared first on Vanguard News. 

Mon, 11 Dec 2017
MY perception about the future of this country took a drastic turnaround after watching and listening to the former governor of Anambra State, Mr. Peter Obi on Channels Television appearances in October of 2016 and May of 2017. Those intelligence-parked speeches based on very practical analysis, particularly as it concerns cutting costs of governance, permeated into the marrows of every Nigerian adult. Obi told us very clearly that all our travails as a nation were and are still being created by 

Mon, 11 Dec 2017
Rochas Okorocha, a man who has spent more money on statues than he has on living human beings has now appointed his biological sister as 'Commissioner for Happiness and Couples' Fulfillment'. What sin did Imo people commit to deserve this embarrassment as their Governor'The post Rochas Okorocha's ministry for happiness and the animal farm called Nigeria Reno appeared first on Vanguard News. 

Mon, 11 Dec 2017
At the inception of the President Muhammadu Buhari administration, it was that he is a soldier's soldier who came to tackle the difficult and daunting task of winning the war against terrorism.The post Understanding Buratai's altruistic leadership appeared first on Vanguard News. 

Mon, 11 Dec 2017
It was hard knock on the spine to wake up and find in the news that Governor Rochas Okorocha had erected a life-size statue of President Jacob Zuma of South Africa in Imo State among other yet-to-be-unveiled statues in what seems to be a new gallery of spectacular unknown heroes.The post Chinua Achebe: Four years on, how and what do we honour' appeared first on Vanguard News. 

Mon, 11 Dec 2017
On Saturday, November 25, 2017, the Learn & Work European Vocational Institute was launched in Enugu by the Deputy President of the Senate, Senator Ike Ekweremadu.The post Learn & Work European Vocational Institute: Ekweremadu's smart move appeared first on Vanguard News. 

Mon, 11 Dec 2017
Former Nigeria international Vincent Enyeama played his first game in over seven months as the reserve team of Lille beat Croix Football IC 3-1 in the Championnat National 2 Group C, equivalent of fourth-tier.The post Enyeama stops penalty on return appeared first on Vanguard News. 

Mon, 11 Dec 2017
Call-ups to CHAN Eagles training camp have hit Kano with skipper Ikechukwu Ezenwa targeting the home-based national team to top the invitational NPFL Super 4, which kicks off today.The post CHAN Eagles hit Kano camp appeared first on Vanguard News. 

Mon, 11 Dec 2017
Manchester City took a huge step towards the Premier League title with a vital victory at rivals Manchester United.The post Premier League: Benitez under fire again appeared first on Vanguard News. 

Mon, 11 Dec 2017
Leicester City manger Claude Puel has revealed that he is open to the idea of selling Nigerian forward Kelechi Iheanacho in the January transfer window.The post Leicester to offload Iheanacho appeared first on Vanguard News. 

Mon, 11 Dec 2017
Jose Mourinho has conceded that the Premier League title race over as Manchester City beat his Manchester United side at Old Trafford to go 11 points clear at the top.The post Mourinho: Title race over appeared first on Vanguard News. 

Mon, 11 Dec 2017
Nollywood ace actor and movie director, Ramsey Nouah and Tanzanian actress and entrepreneur, Jokate Mwegelo will join Sahara Tanzania Limited to kick start the company's vision of grooming and empowering future leaders in Tanzania.The post Sahara Group, Nouah, Mwegelo to groom youths in Tanzania appeared first on Vanguard News. 

Mon, 11 Dec 2017
Mrs Bolanle Austen-Peters, the founder and operator of Terra Kulture Arena on Sunday eulogized the virtues of the late Afrobeat legend, Fela Anikulapo-Kuti and his wives who used his musical platform to agitate for social change and human rights during his life time.The post Fela used musical platform to agitate for human rights, says Bolanle Austen-Peters appeared first on Vanguard News. 

Mon, 11 Dec 2017
Buhari's intending opponents have a job on their hands trying to give him the 'Jonathan treatment'. He has taken steps to ensure his safety. Nobody should, however, underestimate the power of the 'X' Factor in democracyThe post Buhari's secret 2019 morale boosters appeared first on Vanguard News. 

Mon, 11 Dec 2017
Governor Rochas holds a promise for Nigeria; when he declared: 'by the time I leave office, my successor will be jobless' . I believe him, and I think you should alsoThe post Wanted : A Ministry of Leisure, Pleasure, Enjoyment and Happiness appeared first on Vanguard News. 

Mon, 11 Dec 2017
DELTA State Government has directed all primary health care centres in the state to give free health care services to mothers and children between 0 ' 5 years, as part of activities marking the second round of Mother and New-born Child Health Week MNCHW.The post Delta: Mothers, children to get free medicare appeared first on Vanguard News.