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NAIJA NEWSPAPERS: TODAY'S THE VANGUARD NEWSPAPER HEADLINES [16 DECEMBER, 2017]


Below are the headlines found on The Vanguard Online Newspaper for today, Saturday, 16 December, 2017.

Sat, 16 Dec 2017
The Nigerian Army on Friday said its troops had captured 220 Boko Haram insurgents in various clearance operations in the northeast region.The post Troops captured 220 Boko Haram insurgents in North-East appeared first on Vanguard News. 

Sat, 16 Dec 2017
There was pandemonium in lgbokoda area of Ondo State when its prominent traditional ruler, Oba Afolabi Odidiomo escaped death by whiskers as gunmen matchetted him severally.The post Gunmen attack traditional ruler in Ondo, left to die appeared first on Vanguard News. 

Sat, 16 Dec 2017
OFFICERS and men of the Nigerian Army andNigerian Naval Forward Operating Base in lgbokoda area of Ondo state have rescued four kidnapped Chinese nationals.The post Four kidnapped Chinese rescued in Ondo appeared first on Vanguard News. 

Sat, 16 Dec 2017
THE Campaign for Democracy has warned the Federal Government against increasing the pump price of petrol, noting that Nigerians would be mobilised to resist any attempt to do so.The post We'll mobilise Nigerians against fuel price increment -Campaign for Democracy appeared first on Vanguard News. 

Sat, 16 Dec 2017
We've all done it before'eaten two bars of chocolate or demolish an appetizing bowl of pounded yam and egusi soup while supposedly on a diet; bought something we can't afford or spent an entire evening watching TV instead of doing the housework. Here's an expert's view on how to resist temptation. What better way to give it a try now the New Year is round the corner'The post Make a resolution to resist temptation! Bunmi Sofola appeared first on Vanguard News. 

Sat, 16 Dec 2017
By Ola Ajayi, Ibadan Following the deposition notice given to the Olubadan of Ibadanland, His Imperial Majesty, Oba Saliu Adetunji, by 21 Ibadan new kings,SaturdayVanguard went round the city to find out how the residents of the sprawling city received the news. While some expressed surprise at the turn of events, some justified the moveRead MoreThe post Deposition threat on Olubadan: Residents pray for peace appeared first on Vanguard News. 

Sat, 16 Dec 2017
The Medical and Health Workers' Union of Nigeria (MHWUN), has proposed N1.2 billion for the building of 300 bed space hospital.The post Health Workers' union proposes N1.2bn 300 bed space hospital appeared first on Vanguard News. 

Sat, 16 Dec 2017
THE Minister of Science and technology, Dr Ogbonnaya Onu, yesterday at the 15th meeting of the National Council of Science and technology in Benin City, said apart from agriculture, the Federal Government planned to exploit its potentials in Science and Technology go boost its economy.The post FG plans to exploit potentials in science and technology to boost economy appeared first on Vanguard News. 

Sat, 16 Dec 2017
As part of its effort to bring succour to Internally Displaced Persons (IDPs) in hard to reach communities, the Dynamic Minds 2013 Club of Nigeria has donated relief materials to 1,118 Internally Displaced Persons (IDPs) at Gurku Interfaith Relocation camp in Mararaba, a settlement populated by low and middle working class in Abuja, FCT and neighbouring Nasarawa State.The post Succour for 1,118 IDPs as club donates relief materials appeared first on Vanguard News. 

Sat, 16 Dec 2017
The Edo State Government has devised strategies to ensure residents in the state get sufficient electricity supply, to boost socio-economic activities.The post Edo, BEDC move to boost electricity supply appeared first on Vanguard News. 

Sat, 16 Dec 2017
By Chimaobi Nwaiwu Nnewi Movement for the Actualization of the Sovereign State of Biafra MASSOB, under the leadership of Mr Uchenna Madu has berated the British High Commissioner, Mr Paul Arkwright for a statement credited to him that British Government will not support secession or break up of Nigeria. MASSOB in a statement byRead MoreThe post MASSOB berates British High Commissioner over comments on break up appeared first on Vanguard News. 

Sat, 16 Dec 2017
In his continuing effort to acknowledge intellectual prowess of Edo indigenes, Governor of Edo State, Mr. Godwin Obaseki hosted Mr. Osamede Ikponmwosa Kingsley, who won the 1st Prize in the Annual Oil & Gas Undergraduate Essay competition on Friday, December 15, 2017.The post Obaseki charges youths to emulate winner of NCDMB essay competition, Osamede appeared first on Vanguard News. 

Sat, 16 Dec 2017
The Chairman, House Committee on Works, Hon. Toby Okechukwu has revealed that the Federal Government is currently indebted to road contractors to the tune of N3 trillion with outstanding liability of N300 billion in the Ministry of Work.The post FG can't fund road projects ' Reps appeared first on Vanguard News. 

Sat, 16 Dec 2017
Chairman of the Southern Senators Forum, Sen. Hope Uzodimma, has lampooned chairman of the Northern Senators Forum, Sen. Abudulahi Adamu for urging President Muhammadu Buhari to ignore calls by the Southern Senators to implement the report of the 2014 National Conference describing it as a crass ignorance of the issues at stake.The post After Buhari there is the possibility of Igbo getting leadership Okorocha appeared first on Vanguard News. 

Sat, 16 Dec 2017
With the resolution of its internal crises, the return to its fold of former Vice President, Atiku Abubakar and the conduct of its elective national convention, the opposition Peoples Democratic Party, PDP seems to have reinvented itself. The PDP now wants to 'change the change' in 2019. Should this be of grave concern to the APC'The post Alarm Bells for APC appeared first on Vanguard News. 

Sat, 16 Dec 2017
Given the controversies that dogged last Saturday's convention of the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, there is no doubt that the Governor Seriake Dickson Post-Convention Reconciliation Committee has its job well cut out.The post Calming troubled waters: Dickson Committee moves to pacify Southwest appeared first on Vanguard News. 

Sat, 16 Dec 2017
Whether the claim by the All Progressives Congress, APC in Rivers State that Governor Nyesom Wike brought down his age by five years is true or not can only be a side-line to the political achievements of the governor.The post So does Wike now own PDP' appeared first on Vanguard News. 

Sat, 16 Dec 2017
It is a strange world we live in, there is nothing hidden under the sun. Events are never easily buried beneath the rubble forever. We are back to Libya following another round of slave trade, in the supersonic age.The post Liberators in Tobruk, slaves in Tripoli Emeka Obasi appeared first on Vanguard News. 

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Sat, 16 Dec 2017
It ought to concern every person, because it is a debasement of our common humanity. It ought to concern every community, because it tears at our social fabric. It ought to concern every business, because it distorts markets. It ought to concern every nation, because it endangers public health and fuels violence and organized crime. I'm talking about the injustice, the outrage, of human trafficking, which must be called by its true name'modern slavery.'The post Cost of human traff 

Sat, 16 Dec 2017
Iwent to visit a banker friend recently. When I got to his office, I met one of his usually cheerful female subordinates moody. I was curious. I later found out she is getting married soon and had ran out of cash. Her wedding budget is N10m, while her salary is N1,800,000 per annum. My friend said that her fianc probably earns less. So, together, their income is about N3.2m per annum. From the look of things, not much assistance will come from their families because both of them actually support 

Sat, 16 Dec 2017
The life of a columnist is calibrated in weeks. He is expected to bring fresh insights to happenings around him week after gruelling week even when history is repeating itself and the network stations are filled with bland news. Even the most gifted of columnists, those who can make something special out of the mundane sometimes feel uninspired if a week is filled with Dj vu moments.The post The more things change.' Muyiwa Adetiba appeared first on Vanguard News. 

Sat, 16 Dec 2017
Seven years after its inception and with a huge amount of money already allocated to it by the federal government, the National Identity Management Commission is yet to meet its mandate of capturing all Nigerians on its database and issuing them with valid identity cards, clearly setting the stage for an unending journey to the national identity card programme, as was the case with its predecessor, the Directorate of National Civic Registration.The post NIMC: Fast on cash liquidation, slow on ID 

Sat, 16 Dec 2017
Today in Abuja, Mrs. Victoria OlufunmilayoAwomolo (SAN), would visit orphanagesaround the metropolis as part of activities preceding her birthday that comes upin two days. At this stage of her life, she says 'I want to dedicate my life to God and humanity'. Born on December 18, 1957, the Senior Advocate of Nigeria, holds a first degree in Chemistry from the University of Benin (1981) and had her second degree from the University of Ibadan in 1997. She was called to the Nigerian Bar in 

Sat, 16 Dec 2017
Last week's National Judicial Council, NJC, hammer, which fell on some judges, has again affirmed the determination of the Chief Justice of Nigeria, Justice Walter Onnoghen, to sanitise the judiciary and weed it of bad eggs.The post Challenges before CJN Onnoghen appeared first on Vanguard News. 

Sat, 16 Dec 2017
The prevailing tension in Ijaw communities in Edo state is heightening each day and the war songs between the Binis and the Ijaws have continued to increase. The crisis over the ownership of Ijaw occupied lands became visible after Governor Godwin Obaseki decided to build a multi billion dollars Export Processing Zone (EPZ) in Gelegele, Ovia North East Local Government Area of Edo state.The post Tension brews between Binis and Ijaws appeared first on Vanguard News. 

Sat, 16 Dec 2017
Former President Olusegun Obasanjo on Friday bagged the award of Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) in Christian Theology from the Department of Religious Studies, Faculty of Arts of the National Open University of (NOUN), Abeokuta Study Centre, Ogun State.The post Obasanjo bags PhD in Christian Theology after 163 minutes drill by Panelists appeared first on Vanguard News. 

Sat, 16 Dec 2017
The Environment and Safety Management Institute (ESMI) in collaboration with Women Environmental Programme (WEP), held National Strategic Stakeholders discussion on Flood Prevention and Management where practicable solutions to preventing further occurrence of floods in the country was proposed.The post Flood prevention: Stakeholder convene to discuss practicable solutions appeared first on Vanguard News. 

Sat, 16 Dec 2017
THE Indigenous People of Biafra has picked holes in the declaration of Ohanaeze Prrsident, Chief John Nnia Nwodo, that he would sabotage any attempt to levy another war on Igboland in the name of agitation for Biafra Republic.The post IPOB faults Nwodo on equation of Biafra agitation to war appeared first on Vanguard News. 

Sat, 16 Dec 2017
Nigerian dancehall star, Damini Ogulu popularly known as 'Burna Boy' on Friday submitted himself to the Lagos State Police Command to state his side of the story over allegations of his involvement in a robbery attack on a fellow artiste, Mr. 2kay.The post Alleged Robbery: Burna Boy submits self to police appeared first on Vanguard News. 

Sat, 16 Dec 2017
The Federal Government last night justified the approval by the National Economic Council of $1 billion from the Excess Crude Account for the fight against insecurity even as it, for the first time gave reasons for its assertion that the Boko Haram insurgency has been defeated.The post Boko Haram: PDP battles Buhari over govs approval of $1bn appeared first on Vanguard News. 

Sat, 16 Dec 2017
Enugu State High Court has dscharged and acquitted a former Consultant, Cardiothoracic Surgeon at the University of Nigeria Teaching Hospital, UNTH, Enugu, Professor Martin Aghaji, who was standing trial for allegedly demanding and receiving gratification in the course of discharging his official duties.The post Alleged corruption: Court frees Enugu heart surgeon appeared first on Vanguard News. 

Sat, 16 Dec 2017
THE Indigenous People of Biafra, IPOB, has picked holes in the declaration of Ohanaeze President, Chief John Nnia Nwodo, that he would sabotage any attempt to levy another war on Igboland in the name of agitation for Biafra Republic.The post IPOB faults Nwodo on equation of Biafra agitation to war appeared first on Vanguard News. 

Sat, 16 Dec 2017
Deputy Senate President, Ike Ekweremadu, has lamented the sharp division between the youth over the current clamour for restructuring of the country adding that restructuring would not only reduce corruption but create the avenue whereby youth unemployment could be tackled effectively across the nation.The post Restructuring: Only means of fighting corruption, youth unemployment ' Ekweremadu appeared first on Vanguard News. 

Sat, 16 Dec 2017
Top royal fathers from all the ethnic nationalities of the nation are arriving in Port Harcourt, Rivers State capital, to meet and discuss the nation's unity.The post Royal fathers meet in Rivers, insist on devolution of power appeared first on Vanguard News. 

Sat, 16 Dec 2017
THE recent call on President Muhammadu Buhari to ignore the 2014 Confab report by the Northern Senators Forum, NSF, was yesterday described by the Southern Senators Forum, SSF, as a product of confusion and ignorance of the issues at stake.The post Confab: Southern senators blast Northern counterparts over call on President to jettison report appeared first on Vanguard News. 

Sat, 16 Dec 2017
Former President Olusegun Obasanjo on Friday bagged the award of Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) in Christian Theology from the Department of Religious Studies, Faculty of Arts of the National Open University of Nigeria(NOUN), Abeokuta Study Centre, Ogun State.The post Obasanjo bags PhD in Christian Theology after 163 minutes drill by Panelists appeared first on Vanguard News. 

Sat, 16 Dec 2017
For anyone in a long-term relationship, these two statements might sound familiar; 'It's crazy to marry someone without living with them first. You need to test out the relationship!' and 'If you want to marry him, don't even think about moving in.The post Would you move in with a partner you are not married to' appeared first on Vanguard News. 

Sat, 16 Dec 2017
Floyd Mayweather and Conor McGregor's cross-combat superfight was the second richest boxing bout in history, long-awaited final figures revealed on Friday.The post Mayweather-McGregor fight second richest ever appeared first on Vanguard News. 

Sat, 16 Dec 2017
Nollywood actress and newly wedded Mrs. Adesua Wellington was looking glowingly beautiful as she stepped out in this very stylish outfit.The post Adesua Wellington flaunts newly wedded look appeared first on Vanguard News. 

Sat, 16 Dec 2017
The governing body of world football (FIFA) confirmed on Friday that it has written to the Spanish federation (RFEF) warning they could be suspended form the 2018 World Cup because of political interference.The post Breaking: FIFA threatens to boot Spain out of World Cup appeared first on Vanguard News. 

Sat, 16 Dec 2017
It is no news that comedian Tunde Ednut and Bobrisky are no fast friends and it appears that their war of words on social media won't be coming to an end anytime soon.The post Tunde Ednut goes hard on Bobrisky again appeared first on Vanguard News. 

Sat, 16 Dec 2017
Nigeria's dancehall act Timaya has bagged a Grammy nomination for his feature on Morgan Heritage's 'Avrakedabra'.The post Hurray: Grammy nomination for Timaya appeared first on Vanguard News. 

Sat, 16 Dec 2017
A Nigerian man studying in the United Kingdom has made the country proud as he distinguished himself by finishing with a distinction in Cyber Security, coming top in his class.The post Nigerian shines at UK varsity, bags distinction in Cyber security appeared first on Vanguard News. 

Sat, 16 Dec 2017
The Lagos State Government on Friday disclosed that over 100 artistes cutting across all genres would be performing at this year's One Lagos Fiesta, its flagship yuletide revue scheduled to hold from December 24 till early hours of January 1, 2018.The post Olamide, Davido, KSA, Ayuba, Salawa Abeni, 95 others for One Lagos Fiesta appeared first on Vanguard News. 

Sat, 16 Dec 2017
Three months after the demise of the ninth Chief Imam of Lagos, Sheikh Garuba Akinola Ibrahim, Alhaji Sulaimon Oluwatoyin Abu has emerged the new Chief Imam of Lagos State.The post Sulaiman Abu emerges new Chief Imam of Lagos appeared first on Vanguard News. 

Sat, 16 Dec 2017
Nigeria has a way of making special occasions ordinary. Graduates of the Nigerian Law School were called to the bar a few days ago. The venue was the International Conference Center Abuja. Invited guests lined up under a bitter sun. At some point the queue was two kilometer long. The motor traffic around the center was utter chaos. The elderly and the young, parents and friends, languished in hopeless queue and questioned the point of attending. Disappointment was visible on all faces. There was 

Sat, 16 Dec 2017
The Eiffel Tower was illuminated in blue and green to greet the One Planet Summit in Paris, France, last Tuesday as the world's political leaders and representatives of key international organizations met to discuss global climate change. When the G20 met in last June in Hamburg, Germany, French President, Emmanuel Macron offered to host the summit on climate change on December 12, 2017.The post Politics, technology marketing, in One Planet Summit appeared first on Vanguard News. 

Sat, 16 Dec 2017
That there has been more than a fair amount of drama around the recently concluded convention of the People's Democratic Party, PDP, ought not to be a surprise to anyone.The post After this December convention appeared first on Vanguard News. 

Sat, 16 Dec 2017
Youthsunderthe aegisof First Massive Literati, FMI has said thatfor the countryto overcome itssocial,economicaland politicalchallenges therewasneed fora revolution to be carried out intellectually.The post Intellectual not bloody revolution will save Nigeria Group appeared first on Vanguard News.