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NAIJA NEWSPAPERS: TODAY'S THE VANGUARD NEWSPAPER HEADLINES [14 DECEMBER, 2017]


Below are the headlines found on The Vanguard Online Newspaper for today, Thursday, 14 December, 2017.

Thu, 14 Dec 2017

The Federal Government, yesterday, paid N421 million to the Ikoyi whistle blower, who provided information leading to the discovery of $43.5 million, £27,800 and N23.2 million at No. 16 Osborne Road, Ikoyi, Lagos. Vanguard exclusively gathered that the money was paid to the beneficiary by officials of the Ministry of Finance after which he left Nigeria for an undisclosed country.

It was further learned that the eventual recipient of the reward money was the person who had earlier been taken to Yaba Psychiatric Hospital, Lagos, by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC, on the suspicion that he could be mad. However, what government paid in line with the Whistle-blower Policy which recommended 2-5 per cent of any amount recovered for a whistle blower, was not the total amount due the Ikoyi whistle-blower. When the next tranche would be paid could not be confirmed by Vanguard.


Thu, 14 Dec 2017
Nigeria's representatives in the CAF Champions League, Plateau United and Mountain of Fire Miracles FC have been handed opponents for the continental soccer contest which begins February 2018.The post CAF Champions League: Plateau Utd, MFM, get opponents appeared first on Vanguard News. 

Thu, 14 Dec 2017
Contrary to claims making the rounds that there will no longer be elections into the board of the NBBF, the Federation of International Basketball Association, FIBA, has cleared the air on the matter, insisting that it has 'not given recognition to either of the elections that were held in June 2017 in the name of the Nigerian Basketball Federation.'The post NBBF crisis: FIBA extends deadline appeared first on Vanguard News. 

Thu, 14 Dec 2017
lagos'VANGUARD Newspapers had a brilliant outing at the 2017 Nigeria Media Merit Award, NMMA, as its Senior Health Correspondent, Mrs. Chioma Obinna won 9mobile Most Innovative Reporter of the Year Award.The post Vanguard shines at NMMA Award, wins Most Innovative Reporter of the Year appeared first on Vanguard News. 

Thu, 14 Dec 2017
lagos'VANGUARD Newspapers had a brilliant outing at the 2017 Nigeria Media Merit Award, NMMA, as its Senior Health Correspondent, Mrs. Chioma Obinna won 9mobile Most Innovative Reporter of the Year Award.The post Vanguard shines at NMMA Award, wins Most Innovative Reporter of the Year appeared first on Vanguard News. 

Thu, 14 Dec 2017
Emotions ran high for residents of Sogunro community, Iwaya, Yaba suburb of Lagos, when Mr Sunday Omolu of Olise Omolu Foundation's little kind gesture to give life jackets to pupils who access education on boats, drew the attention of the Lagos State Waterways Authority, LASWA, to not only visit the community for the first time, but also make additional donations of life jackets.The post Tears of Joy as Sogunro children get life jackets appeared first on Vanguard News. 

Thu, 14 Dec 2017
STRIKING workers in the Food and Beverage sector of the nation's economy, yesterday suspended their three day old nationwide strike following intervention by the Lagos office of the Federal Ministry of Labour and Employment.The post Workers in food, beverage sector suspend strike as Labour Ministry wades in appeared first on Vanguard News. 

Thu, 14 Dec 2017
The Federal High Court in Abuja, on Wednesday, ordered the Independent National Electoral Commission, INEC, to forthwith, issue Certificate of Return to Dr. Obiora Okonkwo of the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, as the validly elected representative for Anambra Central Senatorial District.The post Court orders Saraki to swear-in Okonkwo as Senator for Anambra Central appeared first on Vanguard News. 

Thu, 14 Dec 2017
Women in Successful Careers, WISCAR, which was established to help women to excel in their various careers while balancing the home, recently held their 10thyear anniversary celebration at the Muson Centre in Lagos.The post Adebule, Okonjo, Dozie, others parley as WISCAR marks 10th year anniversary. appeared first on Vanguard News. 

Thu, 14 Dec 2017
The national leader of the All Progressives Congress (APC),Bola Tinubu, has debunked a media report purporting that he plots to replace Professor Yemi Osinbajo as the Vice President come 2019 election.The post Breaking: Tinubu debunks claim he wants to replace Osinbajo as VP in 2019 appeared first on Vanguard News. 

Thu, 14 Dec 2017
Adamawa State government has inaugurated a six-man administrative commission of inquiry to look into the recent Demsa and Numan herdsmen/farmers' clashes.The post Adamawa inaugurates commission of inquiry on farmers/herder crises appeared first on Vanguard News. 

Thu, 14 Dec 2017
Wife of Bauchi State governor, Hajiya Hadiza Abubakar, has flagged off the second phase of the distribution of delivery kits for 800 pregnant women and nutritional meals for 600 children under five.The post Bauchi govs wife gives delivery kits to women appeared first on Vanguard News. 

Thu, 14 Dec 2017
LAGOS'A tanker, loaded with 33,000 litres of diesel, exploded yesterday at Festac Link Bridge in Amuwo Odofin Local Government Area of Lagos, with 21 vehicles and five motorcycles burnt in the resultant inferno.The post 21 vehicles, motorbikes razed as fuel tanker explodes in Lagos appeared first on Vanguard News. 

Thu, 14 Dec 2017
AS the debate of girl-child education continues the proprietress of L'Amour De Dieu International School, Kabusa, Abuja, Mrs Tina Sunmonu, have advocated more focus on girl-child education following the potential inherent in them for national development.The post Proprietress advocates focus on girl-child education appeared first on Vanguard News. 

Thu, 14 Dec 2017
ABUJA'A police sergeant attached to acting Chairman of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC, Ibrahim Magu, was reportedly killed on Tuesday night after some gunmen broke into his house in Abuja.The post Magu won't bow even as gunmen attack his farmhouse, kill one, says EFCC appeared first on Vanguard News. 

Thu, 14 Dec 2017
ABUJA'FORMER governor of Borno State, Sen. Ali Modu Sheriff, has weighed in on the recent allegations by his successor, Kashim Shettima, on the mishandling of abduction of the Chibok girls by President Goodluck Jonathan's administration.The post Sheriff tackles Shettima on Chibok girls abduction appeared first on Vanguard News. 

Thu, 14 Dec 2017
Against the backdrop of Tuesday's Appeal Court ruling on Senate President, Bukola Saraki's Code of Conduct Tribunal, CCT, trial, All Progressives Congress, APC, in Kwara State has asked its members to remain calm.The post Kwara APC urges calm over Appeal Court ruling on Saraki appeared first on Vanguard News. 

Thu, 14 Dec 2017
THE maiden edition of the G-57 strategy, with the theme: Designing the Nigeria We Deserve was held in Lagos.The post Maiden G-57 strategy holds in Lagos appeared first on Vanguard News. 

Thu, 14 Dec 2017
THE divergent dispositions to the bill for an Act to provide for the establishment of Non-Governmental Organisations,NGOs, Regulatory Commission, surprisingly took a different dimension yesterday in the human rights community as leading activists took opposing positions.The post Falana, Ajulo disagree as NGO Bill breeds different strokes appeared first on Vanguard News. 

Thu, 14 Dec 2017
IN a bid to give back to its customers, the management of Ikeja Electric (IE) yesterday rewarded 24 customers on its network with a free 4,000 monthly units recharge for a period of one year.The post Ikeja Electric rewards 25 loyal customers appeared first on Vanguard News. 

Thu, 14 Dec 2017
THE House of Representatives yesterday ordered management of Intels to remit the multi-million dollar revenue accrued from pilotage service contract into the Treasury Single Account, TSA, within 24 hours.The post Reps order Intels to remit multi-million dollar dues owe NPA within 24hrs appeared first on Vanguard News. 

Thu, 14 Dec 2017
National Leader of the All Progressives Congress, APC, Asiwaju Bola Tinubu has described as fake news a newspaper report that he is to pair President Muhammadu Buhari in the 2019 presidential ticket of the party.The post 2019: I'm not after Osinbajo's job ' Tinubu appeared first on Vanguard News. 

Thu, 14 Dec 2017
(I&E) window, while the volume of dollars traded fell sharply by 80 percent. The post Naira appreciates to N360.41 in I&E appeared first on Vanguard News. 

Thu, 14 Dec 2017
Skye Bank Plc., one of Nigeria's leading retail commercial banks and six other companies have been commended and awarded platinum prize for committing huge resources in support of securing lives and property in Lagos State.The post Skye Bank, six others awarded platinum prize as top donors of Lagos security trust fund appeared first on Vanguard News. 

Thu, 14 Dec 2017
The House of Representatives Committee on Oil and Gas, on Wednesday threatened to issue warrant of arrest on Managing Directors of 10 oil firms, if they failed to appear before it on Thursday to account for unremitted 250 million dollars to the Federal Government's purse.The post $250m un-remitted fund: Reps threaten to arrest 10 oil firms appeared first on Vanguard News. 

Thu, 14 Dec 2017
The next time you call an Uber ride, don't be surprised to see a woman at the wheel.The post Uber For Her: There could be 1m women Uber drivers in 2020 appeared first on Vanguard News. 

Thu, 14 Dec 2017
Congo Democratic Republic's former international, Cyril Mubiala lead the park of the first batch of Africa legends, who arrived the ancient city of Kano yesterday ahead of today's charity match to raise funds for the internally displaced persons across the country.The post Amokachi, Lawal, Babangida storm Kano for Match-4-IDPs appeared first on Vanguard News. 

Thu, 14 Dec 2017
Talented comedienne, Bose Ogunboye, popularly known as Lepacious Bose yesterday, took a trip down memory lane, revealing how the devil stole her happiness for 25 years, not just because she was obese but also, because she had to cope with hypothyroid.The post Lepacious Bose opens up on her past appeared first on Vanguard News. 

Thu, 14 Dec 2017
Cristiano Ronaldo has tasked his lawyers with negotiating his exit from Real Madrid, according to new reports in Spain.The post Ronaldo tells lawyers to negotiate Real exit appeared first on Vanguard News. 

Thu, 14 Dec 2017
When Bright stepped off the plane from Libya and heard that his home state in southern Nigeria had begun a rehabilitation programme for returned migrants, he thought it was another scam.The post I thank God that I came back from hell Edo migrants from Libya appeared first on Vanguard News. 

Thu, 14 Dec 2017
Anyone who intends to usurp the people's mandate is worse than a treasury looter. Whoever loots the people's mandate will loot anything The post Change begins with PDP appeared first on Vanguard News. 

Thu, 14 Dec 2017
WILLIAM Wilberforce (1759-1833), profound politician and philanthropist, should have been alive today to see that more than two centuries down the line, the struggle he started in 1787 ' to abolish slave trade and slavery itself ' has not come to any finality. Not much has changed.The post Welcome from Tripoli appeared first on Vanguard News. 

Thu, 14 Dec 2017
The Dangote Group is set to employ over 100 graduates from the five technical colleges in Lagos, the Executive Secretary, Lagos State Technical and Vocational Education Board, LASTVEB, Mrs Lara Erogbogbo has said.The post 100 technical graduates to get Dangote jobs appeared first on Vanguard News. 

Thu, 14 Dec 2017
One of the illustrious sons of Isheri Oke town in Lagos, Prince Jamiu Ayodele Odunsi has extended his philanthropy to United African Church Central Nursery and Primary School, one of the schools in the community. The school held her annual inter-house sports on Thursday, November 30, 2017 at the school premises in Isheri.The post Philanthropist supports school, ftes pupils appeared first on Vanguard News. 

Thu, 14 Dec 2017
VICE-Chancellor, Delta State University, DELSU, Abraka, Prof. Victor Peretomode, at the Creativity and Innovation Day celebration to mark DELSU's 25th anniversary, has said that Nigerian tertiary education challenges can be overcome through provision of exemplary scholarship and high standard of professionalism for students.The post Tertiary education needs scholarships to overcome challenges VC appeared first on Vanguard News. 

Thu, 14 Dec 2017
Let me say from the onset that I am very distraught over the treatment meted out to the Catholic faithful in Ahiara Diocese by Nigerian bishops.The post Ahiara Diocese and the tyranny of Nigerian Bishops appeared first on Vanguard News.