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NAIJA NEWSPAPERS: TODAY'S THE VANGUARD NEWSPAPER HEADLINES [15 DECEMBER, 2017]


Below are the headlines found on The Vanguard Online Newspaper for today, Friday, 15 December, 2017.

Fri, 15 Dec 2017

The National Economic Council, NEC, at its meeting in Abuja yesterday resolved that $1 billion be withdrawn from the Excess Crude Account to boost the fight against insurgency by the military, just as it came to light that at least five soldiers were killed during an attack by Boko Haram militants on Nigerian Army positions in Mainok village in Borno State on Wednesday night. The proposal to withdraw the $1 billion from the ECA would leave the account with a balance of $1.31 billion, a development that was flayed by Senator Enyinannya Abaribe who said that only the National Assembly could make appropriations to the security agencies. Lawyers, however, expressed mixed reactions on the issue. Meanwhile, the Federal Government has lamented the failure of some state governors to comply with the conditions laid down to draw from the budget support facility loan and threatened to withdraw such support from the defaulting states. Spokesman of the Theatre Command and Control Centre, Col. Onyema Nwachukwu, who told an online newspaper yesterday that normalcy had been restored in the Mainok area, was not able to give an exact figure of casualties from the attack.


Fri, 15 Dec 2017
Ahead of the 2019 general election, the Chief Justice of Nigeria, CJN, Justice Walter Onnoghen, yesterday, warned judgesin Nigeria to watch company they keep, saying saying politicians are desperate to destroy judges.The post 2019 Elections: Politicians desperate to destroy us, CJN warns Judges appeared first on Vanguard News. 

Fri, 15 Dec 2017
In a bid to fully actualize the ongoing reform programmes in the Enugu State Internal Revenue Service, Governor Ifeanyi Ugwuanyi has disbanded manual collection of government revenues in the state in order to align with the current realities in the sector.The post IGR: Ugwuanyi disbands manual collection of revenues appeared first on Vanguard News. 

Fri, 15 Dec 2017
Chiefs and Elders of Okochiri Kingdom in Okirika Local Government Area of Rivers State have demanded apology from All Progressives Congress, APC, for an alleged denigration of His Royal Majesty, King Ateke Tom.The post Rivers chiefs demand apology from APC for allegedly denigrating monarch appeared first on Vanguard News. 

Fri, 15 Dec 2017
President of the Nigerian Medical Association, NMA, Prof Mike Ogirima, yesterday expressed worry over the spate of migration of medical doctors from Nigeria to other countries, revealing that over 600 doctors had le ft between 2016 and 2017.The post Over 600 doctors migrated from Nigeria in 2 years NMA appeared first on Vanguard News. 

Fri, 15 Dec 2017
ABUJA'THE Senate yesterday, walked out the Minister of Power, works and Housing, Mr Babatunde Fashola over what they described as his 'unpreparedness to face the committee for his 2018 budget defence.'The post Senate walks out Fashola for lack of budget documents appeared first on Vanguard News. 

Fri, 15 Dec 2017
Speaker of Edo State House of Assembly, Alhaji Kabiru Adjoto, yesterday, gave reasons why Mr. Godwin Adenomo, who the Supreme Court last week declared the authentic lawmaker representing Ovia South West constituency of Edo State in the state House of Assembly, after sacking Mr Sunday Aghedo, was yet to be sworn in as a lawmaker.The post Why were yet to swear in Adonomo after S-Court judgment 'Edo Speaker appeared first on Vanguard News. 

Fri, 15 Dec 2017
FRENCH Embassy in Nigeria has signed $60 million financial agreement with the Federal Ministry of Finance, through the support of French Development Agency, AFD, to fund the implementation of the Rural Access and Mobility Project, RAMP II, in Imo State.The post FG, French Embassy, AFD sign $60m infrastructure agreement in Imo State appeared first on Vanguard News. 

Fri, 15 Dec 2017
Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, has warned the ruling All Progressives Congress, APC, to stop meddling in its affairs, saying its South-West members who contested the chairmanship position in last week's convention were not driven by greed or ethnic considerations.The post PDP to APC: S/West leaders not driven by ethnic sentiments appeared first on Vanguard News. 

Fri, 15 Dec 2017
Apro-democracy organisation, Centre for Dignity in Governance, CDG, has said that the performance of Minister of Works, Power, and Housing, Mr. Babatunde Fashola (SAN), in office has passed dignity test.The post 'Fashola's performance passes integrity test' appeared first on Vanguard News. 

Fri, 15 Dec 2017
Governor Willie Obiano of Anambra State and his Delta State counterpart, Dr Ifeanyi Okowa, in conjunction with the Corp Marshal of Federal Road Safety Corps, Dr. Boboye Oyeyemi have resolved to work together to ease the traffic jam that nomally keeps December and New Year travellers along Asaba end of the River Niger Bridge and Onitsha Enugu Express way sleeping on the road.The post Obiano, Okowa to partner with FRSC to ease traffic jam on Niger Bridge at Xmas appeared first on Vanguard News. 

Fri, 15 Dec 2017
PORT Harcourt Refining Company Limited, PHRC, has pleaded with its Eleme host communities, Eleme Local Government Area, Rivers State, to help protect oil installations in the area.The post Help protect our assets, P-Harcourt Refinery begs Rivers community appeared first on Vanguard News. 

Fri, 15 Dec 2017
CHAIRMAN, Committee on Works in Delta State House of Assembly, Evance Ivwurie, has raised the alarm that his life is in danger as a contractor (name withheld) who his committee ordered to refund monies paid to his company, allegedly threatened to kill him.The post Delta lawmaker alleges threat to life appeared first on Vanguard News. 

Fri, 15 Dec 2017
AUTHORITIES of University of Benin, UNIBEN, have commissioned the first phase of completed projects at the institution's newly developed Site B, Ugbowo Campus.The post Emir of Kano commissions projects at UNIBEN appeared first on Vanguard News. 

Fri, 15 Dec 2017
CHIEF Charles Idahosa is a Special Adviser on Political Matters to former governor of Edo State, Adams Oshiomhole. In this interview, Idahosa, a chieftain of the All Progressives Congress, APC, states that the reason given by former Vice President, Alhaji Atiku Abubakar for defecting to the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, does not hold water adding that the former Vice President is not a threat to the APC. He also bares his mind on other burning sundry issues. Excerpts:The post Atiku's not a 

Fri, 15 Dec 2017
The National Coordinator APGA Media Warriors Forum, Evang Chinedu Obigwe, Friday called on Anambra electorate to ignore reports and evil plot purportedly sponsored by Anambra PDP leaders to stop Chief, Sir. Victor Umeh from clinching the divinely designated Anambra Central senatorial seat, noting that Obiora Okonkwo's Federal High Court Order was inconsequential compared to the Court of Appeal's decision to have a re-run on the 13th of January, 2018.The post Disregard evil plot to stop 

Fri, 15 Dec 2017
A Liberian opposition party formally backed George Weah for president on Thursday despite mounting a prolonged legal fight with his opponent, Vice-President Joseph Boakai, against the country's electoral commission.The post Major Liberian opposition party backs George Weah presidency appeared first on Vanguard News. 

Fri, 15 Dec 2017
The Nigerian Communications Commission, NCC, has said that it is worried over the inability of internet users to utilize their leftover data after expiration date.The post NCC to direct service providers to roll over costumers' unused data appeared first on Vanguard News. 

Fri, 15 Dec 2017
The success of the Voluntary Assets and Income Declaration Scheme, VAIDS, will depend on the ability of the government and the tax authorities to capture more high net-worth individuals who control over 80 percent of the nation's resources.The post VAIDS success depends on taxing high networth individuals 'Don appeared first on Vanguard News. 

Fri, 15 Dec 2017
In a step forward against current power crisis bedevilling the country, Suxe International Ltd has pledged to end the crisis through the conversion of power from bamboo.The post Electricity: Firm seeks to end crisis through bamboo revolution appeared first on Vanguard News. 

Fri, 15 Dec 2017
The Central Securities Clearing System, CSCS Plc has cleared and settled over 1.2 billion units of shares worth N13.86 trillion between January and November 2017.The post 2017 Markets Updates: CSCS clears, settles N13.86 trn shares appeared first on Vanguard News. 

Fri, 15 Dec 2017
The naira, Thursday, depreciated to N364 per dollar in the parallel market, thus ending its eight day stability against the United States currency in the market.The post Naira depreciates to N364/$ in parallel market appeared first on Vanguard News. 

Fri, 15 Dec 2017
ABUJA 'EXECUTIVE Vice-Chairman of Nigerian Communications Commission, NCC, Professor Umar Danbatta has confirmed that five entities have emerged as bidders for troubled telco, 9Mobile (formerly Etisalat).The post Five bidders emerge for 9Mobile appeared first on Vanguard News. 

Fri, 15 Dec 2017
Super Eagles manager, Gernot Rohr is considering inviting CS Sfaxien midfielder Kingsley Sokari for the pre-World Cup friendly against Poland on March 23, 2018, according to reports.The post Rohr to invite Sokari for World Cup friendly appeared first on Vanguard News. 

Fri, 15 Dec 2017
Football legend, Pele has urged Liverpool winger Mohamed Salah, to brace up and prove his worth at the 2018 FIFA World Cup tournament in Russia.The post Pele wants Salah to shine at Russia 2018 appeared first on Vanguard News. 

Fri, 15 Dec 2017
A solar system with as many planets as our own has been discovered with the help of NASA's Kepler space telescope and artificial intelligence, the US space agency said Thursday.The post Artificial intelligence finds solar system with 8 planets like ours appeared first on Vanguard News. 

Fri, 15 Dec 2017
Analyzing the pressing forces acting internally and externally on organizations and society, Accenture has releasedFjord Trends 2018. Its 11th annual report examines seven emergent trends expected to impact business, technology and design in the year ahead.The post Eight 2018 trends that'll impact business, tech & design Accenture appeared first on Vanguard News. 

Fri, 15 Dec 2017
Paris Saint-Germain coach Unai Emery's Paris apartment was burgled on Wednesday evening as his side won a cup tie away at Strasbourg.The post Paris Saint-Germain coach Emerys house robbed on match night appeared first on Vanguard News. 

Fri, 15 Dec 2017
French footballs top division Ligue 1 is set for video assistant referees next season after several club chiefs revealed that they had agreed in principle to adopt the technology. Video technology will be in Ligue 1 next season, said the president of Giungamp Bertrand Desplat after Thursdays general meeting of the French football league (LFP).Read MoreThe post French football to begin Video referees next season appeared first on Vanguard News. 

Fri, 15 Dec 2017
England's Football Association has asked Manchester United manager Jose Mourinho to explain comments he made in the build-up to last weekend's 2-1 derby defeat by Manchester City.The post FA queries Mourinho on pre-derby comments appeared first on Vanguard News. 

Fri, 15 Dec 2017
The 1st Session of the African Union of Sports Council AUSC Region 2 Ministers Meeting has ended at the ECOWAS Parliament Auditorium Abuja with a call for bids for the hosting of the Maiden AUSC Region 2 Games.The post African Union Sports Ministers meeting calls for AUSC games bids appeared first on Vanguard News. 

Fri, 15 Dec 2017
Nigerian dancehall star, Burna Boy, who was declared wanted by police after he was accused of ordering robbery attack on Mr 2kay at Eko Hotel and Suites in Lagos, few weeks back has announced the postponement of his concert, scheduled for this Sunday, threatening to reveal the truth on the incident. The post 2kay's robbery attack: Burna Boy says he's ready to reveal the truth appeared first on Vanguard News. 

Fri, 15 Dec 2017
Several Muslim groups and organizations have condemned the United States President, Donald Trump's recent declaration of Jerusalem as the capital of Israel. The development drew the ire of world leaders, eminent religious leaders and Muslims world-over.The post Trump's declaration on Jerusalem: Nigeria Muslim groups attack US President appeared first on Vanguard News. 

Fri, 15 Dec 2017
In the mood of Maolud Nabiyy, marked in the expansive multimillion naira Masjid Al-Jabbar, situated within the over 20-acre land, the Islamic Mission for Africa, IMA, hosted eminent personalities in Nigeria as well as emissaries from Arab World recently.The post IMA, Crescent university are pride of Muslims ' Imam Olanrewaju appeared first on Vanguard News. 

Fri, 15 Dec 2017
The Companion, a foremost faith based non-Governmental Organisation comprising of Muslim professionals and those in business has urged African leaders, President Muhammadu Buhari, Nigeria to show more concern for the living standard of their citizens and development of their economies in order to halt the trend of slavery of their nationals abroad.The post Show more concern for economic devt, Nigerians, The Companion begs Buhari appeared first on Vanguard News. 

Fri, 15 Dec 2017
Lagos state Governor, Mr. Akinwunmi Ambode has extolled the contributions of religious groups in the development of the State, describing the spiritual leaders as great partners and pillars in the effort to bring greater progress to the State and increased prosperity to its citizens.The post You're our greatest partners in devt of Lagos, Ambode tells religious leaders appeared first on Vanguard News. 

Fri, 15 Dec 2017
An update of the ongoing forensic audit of revenue accrued from revenue generating agencies and meant for the Federation Account was given today at the National Economic Council, NEC meeting presided over by Vice President Yemi Osinbajo, SAN.The post As at 13th December, 2017 ECA stands at $2.317bn Accountant-General appeared first on Vanguard News. 

Fri, 15 Dec 2017
It is so sad that one has to keep on talking of GMB and things around him in a weekly chat of this type that RIPPLES is, time and again. But these days there is nothing as engaging as the actions and inactions of GMB, our President.The post GMBs first ever 'orderly', 'tumultuous' Kano crowds Kabiru Muhammad Gwangwazo appeared first on Vanguard News. 

Fri, 15 Dec 2017
There are many reasons why the world will not forget 2017. In just one year of his presidency Donald Trump has changed the world beyond recognition.The post Unforgetable moments appeared first on Vanguard News. 

Fri, 15 Dec 2017
Amidst calls to declare a state of emergency in the Education sector, the Principal, Corona Secondary School (CSS), Agbara, Mrs. Chinedum Oluwadamilola has called for cleansing of the sector as was done in the banking sector. She regretted that education inspectors are almost always behind the time. 'One of my dreams is that one day; there will be a thorough cleansing of the education sector just like the banking sector by Prof. Soludo."The post Oluwadamilola calls for cleansing of edu 

Fri, 15 Dec 2017
FOUR months after Dapo Sheba and Oluwole Abisogun were officially discharged from the Lagos State University Teaching Hospital, LASUTH, Ikeja, they are yet to go home. Tawa Yusuf who was also discharged three months ago from the Lagos University Teaching Hospital, LUTH, Idi Araba, is yet to be reunited with her family.The post Government hospitals detain patients in Lagos appeared first on Vanguard News. 

Fri, 15 Dec 2017
The police in Ogun say they have arrested a 29-year-old driving instructor, name withheld, for allegedly raping and killing one Ms Modupe Taiyese, a National Youth Service Corps (NYSC) member serving in Abeokuta, Ogun.The post Police arrest driving instructor for allegedly raping, killing NYSC member appeared first on Vanguard News. 

Fri, 15 Dec 2017
ABEOKUTA'A 29-year-old, driving school instructor, Festus Udoh, yesterday, narrated how he lured, raped and killed a Batch A 2017 member of the National Youth Service Corps (NYSC) serving in Abeokuta, Ogun State, Ms Modupe Taiyese, in a forest.The post How I raped, killed youth corps member ' Suspect appeared first on Vanguard News. 

Fri, 15 Dec 2017
The police in Ogun say they have arrested a 29-year-old driving instructor, name withheld, for allegedly raping and killing one Ms Modupe Taiyese, a National Youth Service Corps (NYSC) member serving in Abeokuta, Ogun.The post Driving instructor nabbed for raping, killing NYSC member appeared first on Vanguard News.