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NAIJA NEWSPAPERS: TODAY'S THE VANGUARD NEWSPAPER HEADLINES [17 DECEMBER, 2017]


Below are the headlines found on The Vanguard Online Newspaper for today, Sunday, 17 December, 2017.

Sun, 17 Dec 2017
There appears to be stormy “winds” blowing against the Olubadan of Ibadanland, Oba Saliu Adetunji Aje Ogunguniso 1, who was installed by the governor of Oyo State last year. Ibadan Council of Obas has turned its back against him. Last week, the crisis culminated in a notice given to him to make correction within 21 days or face removal. Olubadan At a meeting, 21 kings in the Council of Obas, led by the next-in-hierarchy to the Olubadan, His Royal Majesty, Oba Lekan Balogun, signalled that they would remove the Ogunguniso 1 if he failed to make amends. Those in attendance at the meeting included Oba Owolabi Olakulehin, Balogun of Ibadaland; Oba Abimbola Tajudeen Ajibola, Osi Balogun of Ibadanland; Oba Eddy Oyewole, Ashipa Olubadan of Ibadanland; Oba Lateef Gbadamosi Adebimpe, Ashipa Balogun of Ibadanland; Oba Amidu Ajibade, Ekarun Olubadan of Ibadanland; and Oba Kola Adegbola, Ekarun Balogun of Ibadanland.

Sun, 17 Dec 2017
Former President Goodluck Jonathan, Speaker Yakubu Dogara of the House of Representatives and Governor Ayo Fayose of Ekiti State, yesterday, paid glowing tributes to President Muhammadu Buhari who clocks 75 today.The post Jonathan, Dogara, Fayose, APC hail President at 75 appeared first on Vanguard News. 
Sun, 17 Dec 2017
Parents of new babies who also could not pay their medical bills in the hospital were made to deposit their belongings such as motorcycles and generating sets until they had the means to payThe post As Baby Leaves 'Detention'' Parents were told child could be detained' over unpaid hospital bills ' CMD appeared first on Vanguard News. 
Sun, 17 Dec 2017
They pushed me and my wife into the boat to cross the sea but Libyan militia arrested us and took us to prisonThe post LIBYA HORROR: We watched as 59 Nigerians were shot dead 'Returnee couple appeared first on Vanguard News. 
Sun, 17 Dec 2017
Let me begin by telling a story. On June 1, 2015, the day I resumed work as adviser on media to President Muhammadu Buhari, he had admonished me: 'Adesina, always tell me the truth. That is what I want from you. In this type of position I have found myself, it is very easy not to be told the truth. People will just tell you what they think you want to hear. But from you, I want the truth. As a General, I may argue, but please argue with me. Tell me the truth always.'The post Why God ke 
Sun, 17 Dec 2017
Former President Olusegun Obasanjo has called for unity among Yorubas, especially among the Owu people.The post Video: What Man City has done is an exception Pep Guardiola appeared first on Vanguard News. 
Sun, 17 Dec 2017
While I sympathise with Jonathan that he lost the 2015 election, I thank God because if he had not lost, we wouldn't have heard the last of it. Everybody would have been saying had Buhari got into power, Nigeria would have been an Eldorado. We all are seeing the Eldorado nonsense that Nigeria has descended into at this period.The post 2019: How restructuring will determine the fate of Buhari, other contenders 'Tony Uranta appeared first on Vanguard News. 
Sun, 17 Dec 2017
I have the mandate of the people since 2015. They demanded open grazing prohibition, it was done; they have now mandated me to fight ghost workers and their owners and bring down the staff strength in our civil service so that our monthly wage bill could come down to N4.5billionThe post I receive insults daily because Benue is finding it difficult to pay salaries ' Gov Ortom appeared first on Vanguard News. 
Sun, 17 Dec 2017
To make the difference, opposition parties should be more interested in proffering better solutions than criticizingThe post Opposition in a democratic dispensation appeared first on Vanguard News. 
Sun, 17 Dec 2017
I believe that it is better to prevent a crisis, to neutralize a threat rather than waiting for that threat to become a conflagration and you can only achieve this if people are united. The post Boko Haram has killed more Muslims than Christians ' Sarafa Tunji, new Baba Adinni of Yorubaland appeared first on Vanguard News. 
Sun, 17 Dec 2017
The fury of fire was felt in three cities across the country - Federal Capital Territory, FCT, Abuja, Jos, Plateau State, and Onitsha, Anambra State - in a spate of 12 years between Friday evening and the early hours of yesterday, with two people losing their lives while goods and artworks worth over N500million were lost. In Abuja, over 20 shops filled with artworks were destroyed in the fire at the Abuja Arts and Craft Village late on Friday.The post Fire: Two die, N500m lost in three incident 
Sun, 17 Dec 2017
Arsene Wenger believes Arsenal F. c. 's 1-0 victory over Newcastle will breed the confidence they need to cope with a hectic Christmas schedule.The post Wenger expects Arsenal revival over Christmas appeared first on Vanguard News. 
Sun, 17 Dec 2017
Nigeria Professional Football League runners up, Mountain of Fire Miracles FC are aiming to win the Super 6 tournament title as they face Super Eagles team B in today's final at the Sanni Abacha Stadium in Kano.The post Super 6: MFM fired up for CHAN Eagles appeared first on Vanguard News. 
Sun, 17 Dec 2017
The dispute over Jerusalem has lasted several centuries. The violence it has brought about among Jews, Christians and Muslims remains explosive till todayThe post Fuhrer Trump and the decline of American influence worldwide appeared first on Vanguard News. 
Sun, 17 Dec 2017
When the results came in, the world joined the winning party to sing and dance in celebration. The Democrats were no doubt overjoyed and took in all the praises, but deep inside them, they knew the victory was more than a party or an individualThe post For Alabama Voters, It Was A Choice of Good or Bad appeared first on Vanguard News. 
Sun, 17 Dec 2017
Like a clairvoyant, Lagos State Commissioner of Police, Imohimi Edgal, held the bull by the horns, just few weeks after assuming office at the command headquarters, Ikeja.The post #ENDSARS: The intrigues, reality and aftermath appeared first on Vanguard News. 
Sun, 17 Dec 2017
Of course, despite the powerful blizzard of buharimania before the 2015 presidential election, I was very sceptical of APC's change slogan; the bulk of prominent APC members were turncoats from the PDP looking for a different platform to continue their Machiavellian political praxisThe post Imo State as Rochas Okorocha & family Nig. plc appeared first on Vanguard News. 
Sun, 17 Dec 2017
I heard in interviews young men saying that it is better they die abroad than have no future in Nigeria. Yes, this is soldier-mentality and it is not goodThe post Nigerians prefer to die struggling in Libya than stay in Nigeria 'Franzek, prof. of psychiatry appeared first on Vanguard News. 
Sun, 17 Dec 2017
Nigerian Governors, yesterday, distanced themselves from the outburst by their Ekiti State counterpart, Ayo Fayose, that the approval of $1 billion from the Excess Crude Account for tackling Boko Haram (Jama'atu Ahlis Sunna Lidda'awati wal-Jihad, which, in English, means, "People Committed to the Propagation of the Prophet's Teachings and Jihad') was an indirect campaign cash donation for President Muhammadu Buhari's 2019 presidential bid.The post $1B Cash for Boko 
Sun, 17 Dec 2017
Wife of the President, Mrs. Aisha Buhari, yesterday, said stiff punishment against perpetrators of abuse would serve as deterrent.The post Aisha Buhari seeks stiff punishment for abusers appeared first on Vanguard News. 
Sun, 17 Dec 2017
Media practitioner, Sadiq Daba, yesterday said that his prostate cancer did not find spread in any of his organs as wrongly diagnosed by Nigerian doctors.The post My prostrate cancer did not spread like Nigerian doctors said 'SADIQ DABA appeared first on Vanguard News. 
Sun, 17 Dec 2017
Striking Senior Staff Association of Nigerian Universities (SSANU), Non-Academic Staff Union of Universities (NASU) and National Association of Academic Technologists (NAAT), have called on the Federal Government to release N30billion to them as a condition to calling off their industrial action.The post SSANU, NASU, NAAT demand N30bn to end strike appeared first on Vanguard News. 
Sun, 17 Dec 2017
Deputy President of the Senate, Senator Ike Ekweremadu, has ascribed the continued resistance to restructuring to fear of the unknown, especially that of survival in the absence of free oil money.The post RESTRUCTURING: Time running out on oil, Ekweremadu warns appeared first on Vanguard News. 
Sun, 17 Dec 2017
THE House of Representatives Adhoc Committee, investigating oil and gas revenue leakages in Nigeria - which is estimated to be about N6Trillion - has threatened to arrest seven Chief Executive Officers, CEOs, of indigenous oil and gas companies over their refusal or inability to appear before it.The post N6TRN oil revenue leakage: House Committee threatens to arrest 7CEOs appeared first on Vanguard News. 
Sun, 17 Dec 2017
Mrs. Toyin Saraki, the wife of Senate President, wants the NGO Regulatory Commission Bill, currently under consideration at the House of Representatives, to be revised because it is inadequate.The post Toyin Saraki seeks review of NGO Bill, Ajulo backs it appeared first on Vanguard News. 
Sun, 17 Dec 2017
The nation's federally collected revenue recorded an increase, occasioned by rising crude oil price from $48.66 to $52.07 in the month under review, leading the Federation Accounts Allocation Committee, FAAC, to share N609.958 billion, among the three tiers of government on Saturday.The post X-mas celebration: Govt. revenue rises as FAAC shares N609.958bn for November appeared first on Vanguard News. 
Sun, 17 Dec 2017
Nigerian Governors, yesterday, distanced themselves from the outburst by their Ekiti State counterpart, Ayo Fayose, that the approval of $1 billion from the Excess Crude Account for tackling Boko Haram (Jama'atu Ahlis Sunna Lidda'awati wal-Jihad, which, in English, means, "People Committed to the Propagation of the Prophet's Teachings and Jihad') was an indirect campaign cash donation for President Muhammadu Buhari's 2019 presidential bid.The post $1B CASH FOR BOKO 
Sun, 17 Dec 2017
The Federal Government of Nigeria is raving up its renewed war on terror with the activation of a 400-man team Joint Security Force, comprising the Police, Military, and Para-military organization as an immediate response to terror warning issued by the UK and US governments; and the move is already yielding results as some 645 suspects have been arrested in the last two weeks in the Federal Capital Territory, FCT, Abuja, and Nigeria's North East geo-political zone.The post US/UK ALERT; WAR 
Sun, 17 Dec 2017
Despite the overtures by the national leadership of the Peoples Democratic Party to a former governor of Oyo State, Otunba Adebayo Alao-Akala, he and several others defected to the All Progressives Congress (APC), yesterday.The post Opposition is finished ' Tinubu appeared first on Vanguard News. 
Sun, 17 Dec 2017
Knowing how high-profile cases are used as tools for political bargaining in Nigeria, the projection could be that for as long as the asset declaration case remains, Saraki can continue to be put under check and close controlThe post NEWS ANALYSIS- FG Vs SARAKI: The case, the issues and the politics within' appeared first on Vanguard News. 
Sun, 17 Dec 2017
APC only progressive party in Nigeria and Africa, urging the people to vote APC in the 2019 election.The post APC only progressive party in Nigeria, Africa, says Tinubu appeared first on Vanguard News. 
Sun, 17 Dec 2017
Former Vice President, Atiku Abubakar has pledged his readiness to get Nigeria to work again through the provision of gainful employment for her teeming youths across the country.The post Ill get Nigeria to work again Atiku appeared first on Vanguard News. 
Sun, 17 Dec 2017
The Speaker of the House of Representatives, Hon. Yakubu Dogara, has eulogized President Muhammadu Buhari as he clocks 75 years today. The post Buharis birthday: President gradually restoring Nigerias lost glory- Dogara appeared first on Vanguard News. 
Sun, 17 Dec 2017
Former President Dr. Goodluck Ebele Jonathan has congratulated President Muhammadu Buhari on his 75th birthday.The post Ex-President Jonathan felicitates with Buhari at 75 appeared first on Vanguard News. 
Sun, 17 Dec 2017
Ekiti State Governor, Chief Ayodele Fayose, has congratulated President Muhammadu Buhari on the occasion of his 75th birthday, and urged the president to quit when the ovation is loudest.The post Fayose greets Buhari at 75, knocks him on performance appeared first on Vanguard News. 
Sun, 17 Dec 2017
Being dynamic is the major key doing business in Nigeria. In other words, looking towards solving problems and not towards merely selling products like a traders. The post Nigerians are weary of applications they can't afford ' Ayoola Tranter IT Boss appeared first on Vanguard News. 
Sun, 17 Dec 2017
When lives, properties and businesses are protected against risks, the economy develops and this is why countries that have high penetration by insurance products usually show a high level of development. The post How Nigeria's economy will gain from high insurance penetration ' Apampa, Equity Assurance CEO appeared first on Vanguard News. 
Sun, 17 Dec 2017
The simplest thing to do to douse inflation is job creation. If I work, you work and we get paid, the market woman sells.The post Why current policies can't guarantee steady electricity supply ' Aganbi, MD, Akogate Group appeared first on Vanguard News. 
Sun, 17 Dec 2017
Desirous of ensuring that customers receive the best possible access to great entertainment this yuletide season, leading digital Pay TV Company, StarTimes has introduced three new additional channels to its bouquet this December.The post StarTimes adds three more exciting channels appeared first on Vanguard News. 
Sun, 17 Dec 2017
Nigeria, one of Africa's leading economies, basking in the abundance of natural resources and a teeming populace. The tragedy lies in the rate of unemployment among her citizens. With the increase in unemployment rate in Nigeria to 14.2% in Q4 2016 from 10.4% in Q4 2015, being the highest unemployment rate since 2009, the availability of jobs in Nigeria is a steady decline.The post CLEANER LAGOS INITIATIVE: Visionscape creates 27,500 jobs to tackle environmental malaise appeared first on Va 
Sun, 17 Dec 2017
Rwanda's Amavubi are to camp in Tunisia for 10 days as they prepare for the CHAN 2018 finals in Morocco.The post Rwanda prepare for Eagles in Tunisia appeared first on Vanguard News. 
Sun, 17 Dec 2017
Super Eagles assistant coach, Alloy Agu has assured that the team will not lack quality goalkeeping at the 2018 FIFA World Cup tournament in Russia.The post Eagles goalkeepers will be ready for Russia 2018 ' Agu appeared first on Vanguard News. 
Sun, 17 Dec 2017
Former Athletics Federation of Nigeria technical director, Omatseye Nesiama has been appointed as one of the International Technical Officials, to serve on the Confederation of Africa Athletics ITO panel from 2018-2021.The post Nesiama bags CAA technical job appeared first on Vanguard News. 
Sun, 17 Dec 2017
Nigeria's U-17 girls, Flamingoes scraped through to the final round of the African qualification series for the 6th FIFA U17 Women's World Cup yesterday, after battling to a barren draw against visiting Ethiopia at the Samuel Ogbemudia Stadium in Benin City.The post Uruguay 2018: Flamingoes survive Ethiopia, scrape through to final round appeared first on Vanguard News. 
Sun, 17 Dec 2017
A record number of elite athletes have registered to run at the 2018 Access Bank/Lagos City Marathon billed for February 10. It was gathered from organising officials that more than enough elite athletes have been listed for the race and those still wishing to participate will have to wait till another year. 'We have alreadyRead MoreThe post Access Bank/Lagos Marathon: No more room for elite athletes appeared first on Vanguard News. 
Sun, 17 Dec 2017
Football fans who want to enjoy the Russia 2018 FIFA World Cup and other Sports events live in their living rooms have been reassured of stable electricity by the management of ABITECH Engineering Ikorodu, Lagos.The post Russia 2018 W/Cup: ABITECH vows to boost power supply appeared first on Vanguard News. 
Sun, 17 Dec 2017
Senegal international Mame Biram Diouf admitted that it will be difficult to beat the country's achievement in the 2002 FIFA World Cup in South Korea and Japan.The post Diouf: Tough challenge for Teranga Lions at Russia 2018 appeared first on Vanguard News. 
Sun, 17 Dec 2017
Mesut Ozil's spectacular strike was enough to give Arsenal a 1-0 victory over Newcastle as the Gunners ended a three-match winless run in the Premier League on Saturday.The post Arsenal F. c. back on track appeared first on Vanguard News. 
Sun, 17 Dec 2017
Thomas Mueller came off the bench to score the winner and Sven Ulreich saved a 95th-minute penalty as Bayern Munich won 1-0 at VfB Stuttgart on Saturday to go 11 points clear in the Bundesliga.The post Drama in Stuttgart as Bayern go 11 points clear appeared first on Vanguard News.