LATEST NEWS

[News%20Update][bleft]

Newspapers Review

[Newspapers%20Review][bsummary]

POLITICS

[politics][grids]

Ohaneze Ndigbo

[Ohaneze%20Ndi%20Igbo][bsummary]

NAIJA NEWSPAPERS: TODAY'S THE VANGUARD NEWSPAPER HEADLINES [22 DECEMBER, 2017]


Below are the headlines found on The Vanguard Online Newspaper for today, Friday, 22 December, 2017.


Fri, 22 Dec 2017
THE Federal Executive Council, FEC on Wednesday approved the award of a N155.7 billion Naira contract for the construction of a hybrid two-lane-six-lane road network that starts from Abuja that cuts through the heart of Northern Nigeria: Abuja-Kaduna-Zaria to Kano.
his road project comes at a time when the administration has increased the pace of the completion of the Lagos-Ibadan expressway and is considering increasing the scope of work on it by, possibly up to N300 billion; the East-West expressway, Port Harcourt to Lagos and is pumping money into the realization of the Second Niger bridge. At the same meeting, the FEC approved the award for the rehabilitation of the Efire-Araromi-Aiyede-Aiyela road in Ogun State at the cost of about N14 billion, as well the contract for the augmentation of the contact for the rehabilitation of outstanding sections of Onitsha-Enugu expressway: Amansea Enugu State border in Enugu State and the full rehabilitation of Umunya section in Anambra. This contract was first awarded for N24 billion in 2014 but the scale of work done is, to say the least, appalling. This road, it will be recalled, is one of those that the leaders of the South-East brought to the attention of the President when they recently met him. The revised contract amount approved to do this work is now N62 billion.
Fri, 22 Dec 2017
HE Onojie of Opoji and 1st Vice Chairman Edo State Council of Traditional Rulers and Chiefs, His Royal Highness (HRH), Ehidiamen Aidonojie 1, yesterday, declared that no amount of blackmail and false allegations will over shadow the good works of ex-Governor Adams Oshiomhole in Edo State, warning that Edo people may rise up against those trying to bring the name of the governor into disrepute.The post Edo peoplell go after those destroying Oshiomholes name'HRH Aidonojie appeared first on Va 
Fri, 22 Dec 2017
EMINENT scholars drawn from universities within and outside the country have attributed the rising unemployment in Nigeria to the faulty educational system in Nigerian universities.The post Scholars blame youth unemployment on faulty university system appeared first on Vanguard News. 
Fri, 22 Dec 2017
Major palm oil producers in the country have urged the federal government not to yield to the request of some foreign companies operating in the country to import crude oil palm into the country under the ECOWAS Trade Liberalisation Scheme (ETLS) as this will lead to dumping of palm oil in Nigeria.The post Palm oil investors raise alarm over dumping from W/African countries appeared first on Vanguard News. 
Fri, 22 Dec 2017
ABUJA'Speaker of the House of Representatives, Yakubu Dogara, yesterday explained that the House intervened in the conflict between the Minister of Finance, Kemi Adeosun and the suspended Director General of Security and Exchange Commission, SEC, Munir Gwarzo, to protect the integrity of the Capital Market.The post Why we intervened in Finance Minister, DG SEC's conflict ' Dogara appeared first on Vanguard News. 
Fri, 22 Dec 2017
Career counseling is a strategic resource that employees can use and managers can rely on when work performance, in the workplace and/or cultural fit becomes an issueThe post Workplace and human resources counselling appeared first on Vanguard News. 
Fri, 22 Dec 2017
Imo State Governor, Rochas Okorocha, said, yesterday, that Bishop of Enugu, Anglican Diocese, Rev. Emmanuel Chukwuma, is a member of a political party.The post Bishop Chukwuma, a politician ' Okorocha appeared first on Vanguard News. 
Fri, 22 Dec 2017
Long queues by motorists yesterday returned in Onitsha, the commercial city of Anambra State, even as families go for last minute shopping, business and personal transactions in preparation for Christmas and New Year travels.The post Petrol: Long queues return to Onitsha as dealers refuse to sell to customers appeared first on Vanguard News. 
Fri, 22 Dec 2017
Ogun State Governor, Senator Ibikunle Amosun, yesterday, launched a local brand of Ofada rice tagged MITROS Rice, lamenting the continued importation of agricultural products.The post Amosun launches mitros rice, as CBN promises 5% loan to farmers appeared first on Vanguard News. 
Fri, 22 Dec 2017
ATTORNEY General of the Federation, AGF, and Minister of Justice, Abubakar Malami yesterday said that he was yet to be briefed on why the Chairman of Innoson Motors, Chief Innocent Chukwuma was arrested.The post I'm yet to be briefed why EFCC arrested Innoson Motors Chairman ' AGF appeared first on Vanguard News. 
Fri, 22 Dec 2017
KIA Motors Nigeria, has recorded increased sales in 2017 with over 200 per cent year-on-year sales from 2016. The company said it is set to triple its sales in 2018 with a sustained comprehensive business strategy.The post Kia Records 200% year-on-year sales in Nigeria appeared first on Vanguard News. 
Fri, 22 Dec 2017
WARRI- Niger Delta militants have demanded the release of $1bilion by the Federal Government from the Excess Crude Account for the Niger Delta region to tackle development the same way it approved $1bn to fight insurgency in the North-East or they will begin massive destruction of oil pipelines and facilities.The post Militants give FG ultimatum to release $1bn for N'Delta devt appeared first on Vanguard News. 
Fri, 22 Dec 2017
FG raises alarm The post Population Growth: FG raises alarm appeared first on Vanguard News. 
Fri, 22 Dec 2017
ABUJA'The Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation, NNPC, yesterday said the ongoing fuel scarcity in the country should be blamed on oil marketers, saying they were hoarding the product.The post Why fuel scarcity persists NNPC appeared first on Vanguard News. 
Fri, 22 Dec 2017
Director-General, Nigerian Maritime Administration and Safety Agency, NIMASA, Dr. Dakuku Peterside, has offered automatic employment to 20 beneficiaries of the Nigerian Seafarers Development Programme, NSDP, cadets who passed out with distinction in their various fields of study.The post NIMASA DG employs 20 beneficiaries of NSDP cadet course appeared first on Vanguard News. 
Fri, 22 Dec 2017
Lagos'A customer, who allegedly hacked into Unity Bank's accounts and stole $64,822.97 with an Automated Teller Machine, ATM, card, was yesterday, charged before an Igbosere magistrate's court, Lagos.The post Customer allegedly hacks bank's accounts, steals $64,822 appeared first on Vanguard News. 
Fri, 22 Dec 2017
Patani Local Government Area continues to be a laughing stock everywhere and every time despite the key positions held at various times by its indigenes under the PDP-led administration in the state in the last 16 years, APC chairmanship candidate, Victor Sampson has lamented.The post Patani, a laughing stock under PDP, says APC chairmanship candidate appeared first on Vanguard News. 
Fri, 22 Dec 2017
Despite the proclamations of unity by leaders of the APC in Delta State, the conspicuous absence of one of the state's enduring opposition leaders has continued to raise issues among some stakeholders.The post Where is Great' appeared first on Vanguard News. 
Fri, 22 Dec 2017
The impression that Delta Central is the base of the opposition to successive Peoples Democratic Party, PDP administrations in the state is set to be tested in the forthcoming election given the determination of Governor Ifeanyi Okowa and his associates to change that narrative.The post Okowa aims to demystify opposition at home appeared first on Vanguard News. 
Fri, 22 Dec 2017
National Chairman of the Peoples Democractic Party, (PDP), Prince Uche Secondus Thursday boasted that members of the opposition party are no longer intimidated by alleged arrests and muscling by the ruing party, adding that it was battle ready to take over power in 2019.The post We cant be intimidated by your arrests, muscling; Secondus tells Buhari appeared first on Vanguard News. 
Fri, 22 Dec 2017
ember States in the UN General Assembly by an overwhelming majority, on Thursday demanded that all countries comply with Security Council resolutions regarding the status of Jerusalem.The post UN demands all States comply with resolutions regarding status of Jerusalem appeared first on Vanguard News. 
Fri, 22 Dec 2017
Catalans flooded to the polls Thursday in a crucial election that could mark a turning point for their region, just two months after a failed secession bid triggered Spain's worst political crisis in decades.The post Catalans vote in bid to solve independence crisis appeared first on Vanguard News. 
Fri, 22 Dec 2017
The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) on Thursday alleged that the President Muhammadu Buhari and the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC) have perfected plans to have a sole presidential candidate in 2019. The post Buhari seeks to be sole Presidential candidate in 2019, says PDP appeared first on Vanguard News. 
Fri, 22 Dec 2017
The Nigerian Stock Exchange, NSE, yesterday announced the inauguration of a six member steering Board of the Corporate Governance Rating, System, CGRS that will award certificates to companies and directors that meet its high standard of corporate governance.The post NSE inaugurates steering board on corporate governance rating appeared first on Vanguard News. 
Fri, 22 Dec 2017
The Federal Government will implement prudent fiscal and debt management in the coming years to reduce the nation's debt cost, the Debt Management Office (DMO) has said.The post DMO DG says FG will reduce borrowing cost appeared first on Vanguard News. 
Fri, 22 Dec 2017
Italian giant Eni and fellow petroleum company Shell will stand trial in Italy over allegations of bribery and corruption in the 2011 purchase of an offshore oil block in Nigeria.The post Eni, Shell to stand trial in Italy over bribery, corruption in purchase of Nigeria oil block appeared first on Vanguard News. 
Fri, 22 Dec 2017
Motorists in Lagos on Thursday lauded the Department of Petroleum Resources (DPR) for its intervention by compelling petrol dealers hoarding the product to dispense to motorists.The post Fuel Scarcity: Motorists in Lagos laud DPR's intervention appeared first on Vanguard News. 
Fri, 22 Dec 2017
The Federal Government has announced plans to commence a Gold Purchase Scheme early next year, aimed at increasing revenue accruable from the country's abundant gold deposit.The post FG kick starts gold purchase scheme' appeared first on Vanguard News. 
Fri, 22 Dec 2017
The Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation, NNPC, yesterday, stated that the National Association of Road Transport Owners (NARTO) and Petroleum Tanker Drivers (PTD) have thrown their weights behind its efforts to address the hiccups being experienced in the supply and distribution of Premium Motor Spirit (PMS), otherwise called petrol, in parts of the country.The post NARTO, PTD to partner NNPC to end fuel crisis appeared first on Vanguard News. 
Fri, 22 Dec 2017
Urhobo interest is protected if the right environment is created to enable companies in the oil and gas sector bring back their offices to Urhoboland and its environsThe post What is Urhobo interest; who determines it appeared first on Vanguard News. 
Fri, 22 Dec 2017
Apple on Thursday confirmed what some conspiracy theorists suspected, that it intentionally slows performance of older iPhones as batteries weaken from age.The post Apple admits to slowing iPhones as batteries age appeared first on Vanguard News. 
Fri, 22 Dec 2017
Super Eagles team B coach, Salisu Yusuf, is expected to name his final 23-man squad for the African Nations Championship next week.The post Nigeria's CHAN squad out next week appeared first on Vanguard News. 
Fri, 22 Dec 2017
The Minister of Youth and Sports, Barrister Solomon Dalung has congratulated Mitchell Obi who was re-elected unopposed as the AIPS Africa President.The post Sports MinisterDalung congratulates Mitchell Obi appeared first on Vanguard News. 
Fri, 22 Dec 2017
The English Football Association said Thursday that Jose Mourinho will face no sanctions following an investigation of comments he made before the recent Manchester derby.The post Mourinho escapes FA sanctions for pre-derby comments appeared first on Vanguard News. 
Fri, 22 Dec 2017
Cristiano Ronaldo is set to start against Barcelona in El Clasico, after recovering from his recent knock in the FIFA Club World Cup, according to Guillem Balague.The post Ronaldo fit to play El Clasico appeared first on Vanguard News. 
Fri, 22 Dec 2017
February 9, South Korea: Start of the Winter Olympics in Pyeongchang against the backdrop of tensions with North Korea over its nuclear missile programme. The Games close on February 25.The post 10 big events in 2018 appeared first on Vanguard News. 
Fri, 22 Dec 2017
A 'boardroom' defeat led Nigeria to drop one place to ninth in the FIFA Africa rankings for December released Thursday.The post Eagles drop to ninth after boardroom loss appeared first on Vanguard News. 
Fri, 22 Dec 2017
he Minister of Youth and Sports, Barrister Solomon Dalung has congratulated Mitchell Obi who was re-elected unopposed as the African President of International Sports Press (AIPS).The post Dalung hails Mitchell Obi's emergence as AIPS President appeared first on Vanguard News. 
Fri, 22 Dec 2017
Disgraced Hollywood mogul Harvey Weinstein and his ex-production company have been hit with a $10 million New York lawsuit by a former associate producer on Netflix show "Marco Polo".The post Weinstein hit with $10mn sexual harassment suit in NY appeared first on Vanguard News. 
Fri, 22 Dec 2017
The apex body of Muslims, Nigeria Supreme Council for Islamic Affairs, NSCIA and other Muslim groups have vowed to defend Miss Firdaus Amasa over what they described as victmisation, dehumanisation and gross injustice, just as they also demanded for apology to the young Muslim lawyer adding that the injustice done to her be reversed immediately.The post Amasa Hijab controversy: Apologise, reinstate her now, Muslim groups tell Law school appeared first on Vanguard News. 
Fri, 22 Dec 2017
The Chief Executive Officer of Innoson Group of Companies, Chief Innocent Chukwuma has denied the allegation by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC, that he forged tax waiver documents.The post I've never forged tax documents in my life ' Innoson boss appeared first on Vanguard News. 
Fri, 22 Dec 2017
And as for the foremost among the believers, the first of the Emigrants and the Helpers, and those who followed them in the best possible manner, Allah is well pleased with them and they are well pleased with Him; and He has prepared for them Gardens beneath which flow rivers. They will abide therein for ever. That is the supreme triumph.' (9:100)The post Men of Excellence appeared first on Vanguard News. 
Fri, 22 Dec 2017
The National Leader of All Progressives Congress (APC), Asiwaju Bola Tinubu, Governor Akinwunmi Ambode of Lagos and Professor of Chemical Pathology, King Abdul Azeez University Medical School, Saudi Arabia, Abdulwahab Noor-Wali will lead other eminent personalities to this year's Guild of Muslim Professionals (GMP) convention.The post Tinubu, Ambode, Saudi don, others for GMP convention appeared first on Vanguard News. 
Fri, 22 Dec 2017
The Muslim Students' Society of Nigeria, Lagos State Area Unit lamented the state of the nation calling on President Muhammadu Buhari led government to show real accomplishment as 2018 winds up.The post We're tired of efforts, predictions, MSSN laments state of nation appeared first on Vanguard News. 
Fri, 22 Dec 2017
A Speech by Chief of Army Staff, Lt. General Tukur Buratai at Passing Out Parade of Officer Cadets at Nigerian Army School of InfantryThe post Any act of disloyalty to the system, insubordination will be decisively dealt with Buratai appeared first on Vanguard News. 
Fri, 22 Dec 2017
Former President of the Nigerian Bar Association, NBA, Mr. Joseph Daudu, SAN, on Thursday, berated the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC, describing the arrest of Chairman of Innoson Group of Companies, Chief Innocent Chukwuma, as "a reckless display of power".The post Arrest of Innoson boss a reckless diplay of power by EFCC Ex-NBA President appeared first on Vanguard News. 
Fri, 22 Dec 2017
Africa, the black race and the world needs Nigeria to advance the African and black agenda; our duty is to make that 'mistake' more perfectThe post FOOD FOR THOUGHT: Christmas is imminent ' yippee! appeared first on Vanguard News. 
Fri, 22 Dec 2017
The Ndubuisi Emenike Foundation said, yesterday, that it started the upgrading of the health centre in Umuduru, Nsu community in Ehime Mbano Local Government Area, Imo State, to make health care service available and affordable for over 2000 people in the area.The post Over 2000 Imo citizens to benefit from rural health care appeared first on Vanguard News. 
Fri, 22 Dec 2017
For rejecting his marriage proposal, a man stabbed his girlfriend multiple times before turning on himself in a murder-suicide attempt.The post Jilted boyfriend stabs girlfriend to death for rejecting his proposal appeared first on Vanguard News. 
Fri, 22 Dec 2017
The popular ritual cult, Badoo, and another cult group, strike Thursday, killing four persons including a family of three in Ikorodu and Ojo Local Governments in Lagos State.The post Badoo, cult group kill four in Lagos appeared first on Vanguard News.