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NAIJA NEWSPAPERS: TODAY'S THE VANGUARD NEWSPAPER HEADLINES [30 DECEMBER, 2017]


Below are the headlines found on The Vanguard Online Newspaper for today, Saturday, 30 December, 2017.

Sat, 30 Dec 2017

No fewer than four people were feared dead in the clash between the herdsmen and farmers in Minda, Lau local government area of Taraba state on Thursday

Trouble according to sources started when a farmer in the village apprehend a herdsman grazing on his guinea corn farm, when he approached the grazer he was attacked by the later and matched to death.

A passerby who attempted to intervene between the two also met his death as he was also matched by the grazer and was taken to the hospital where he died. The Police Public Relations Officer, Taraba state command, David Misal confirmed the story. According to him the father of the young grazer whom he identified as a Fulani boy visited the bereaved family and on his way back home, he was attacked by hood looms suspected to be Mumuye youths. He however said another two people lost their lives in the clash again, adding that the atmosphere in the community was tensed but the command had taken a proactive measures to bring peace to the community. He added that some suspects connected to the crime were in police custody just as investigation was on going. The clash is happening one month to the enforcement of of the Taraba state open grazing prohibition law 2017. Governor Darius Dickson Ishaku described the situation as unfortunate but said in a month’s time movement of animals will be restricted in the state by law and there will be no such clashes.

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Sat, 30 Dec 2017

AS it appears there is no end in sight to the acute fuel scarcity across the country, Organized labour yesterday threatened civil disobedience should the Federal Government fail to find immediate solution to the protracted shortage of premium motor spirit, PMS. Also, the National Association of Nigerian Students, NANS, Zone B, has told  President Muhammadu Buhari to disengage himself from the Ministry of Petroleum Resources as Minister, following the lingering fuel scarcity in the country. It held that “Buhari’s pseudo heading of the Petroleum Ministry has presented uncertainty in the petroleum industry, and we therefore call for a substantive Petroleum Minister.”
This came as Labour commended the President of the Senate, Dr. Abubakar Bukola Saraki, for directing the Senate Committee on Petroleum Resources (Downstream) to cut short its recess and immediately convene industry stakeholders meeting in a bid to end the ongoing fuel crisis which has imposed hardship on the citizens. It will be recalled that Dr Saraki had Thursday directed the Senate Committee on Petroleum Resources (Downstream) to cut short its recess and immediately convene industry stakeholders meeting to find solution to the ongoing fuel crisis with its attendant hardship on the citizens.

Sat, 30 Dec 2017
48 hours to bid farewell to year 2017, Nigerians across the length and breadth of the country have looked back at how they fared under the Buhari-led APC administration and delivered their verdict. They have also declared what they expect from President Muhammadu Buhari in 2018.
Some of the respondents who spoke with Saturday Vanguard said they expected the president not only to introduce measures that would lift the economy but they also wanted him to play less politics with corruption, and do well to provide power, transport, employment to the jobless youths in addition to tackling insecurity among other things as he promised during his electioneering campaigns. The Nigerian economy contracted for five successive quarters beginning from the first quarter of 2016. However, Nigeria’s exit from recession, albeit marginal, and the country’s improved ranking on the global Ease of Doing Business Index (EDBI) were some of the gains of the Buhari administration in the out-going year. LAGOS Leonard Chukwuma, a businessman said he expects the president to calm the nerves of angry Nigerians by balancing his political appointments and abiding by the rule of law as an exemplary leader. He also wants the president to give Nigerians a true change which he promised them during his electioneering campaigns. “By so doing, he would have shown that we are not fools for not asking him and his party the type of change they meant while they were campaigning in 2015,” he added.
Sat, 30 Dec 2017
FORMER Speaker of the Parliament of the Economic Community of West African States, ECOWAS Parliament, Senator Ike Ekweremadu, yesterday congratulated a serving member of the Community Parliament, Senator George Oppong Weah, on his victory in the Liberian presidential election.The post Ekweremadu congratulates George Weah, hails Liberians appeared first on Vanguard News. 

Sat, 30 Dec 2017
In his goodwill message to Nigerians in the new year, immediate past National President of the Christian Association of Nigeria, CAN, His Eminence Pastor Ayo Oritsejafor maintained that it is expedient on all Nigerians to take advantage of the start of a new era to review our past failures and resolve and make new commitments to God who created the Heavens and Earth, stressing that if 'we are dissatisfied with the past, then we have another opportunity to make a fresh start with God as the 

Sat, 30 Dec 2017
THE member representing Ughelli North/Ughelli South /Udu Federal Constituency, Chief Solomon Ahwinawhi, has urged Deltans continue to support the People's Democratic Party, PDP led government of Dr Ifeanyi Okowa. Ahwinawhi who spoke to Saturday Vanguard on telephone, yesterday assured that 2018 would be better than 2017, saying that the state government is committed to the economic well-being of all Deltans.The post Continue to support Okowa, PDP Ahwinawhi urges Deltans appeared first on Va 

Sat, 30 Dec 2017
A group, the Posterity Initiative for Fairness and Justice, has enjoined the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC, to be non-partisan in its fight against corruption in the country in order to enjoy the support of majority of Nigerians.The post Group charges EFCC to be non-partisan in fight against corruption appeared first on Vanguard News. 

Sat, 30 Dec 2017
The faceoff with Lawal was a clear demonstration of how the Senate could apply grit on an issue it is well at grips withThe post The Saraki Senate: Stability in the face of storm appeared first on Vanguard News. 

Sat, 30 Dec 2017
2017 just keeps getting better for Davido as his concluded 30 Billion concert sets a new record not just in Nigeria but globally.The post Davido's 30Billion concert trends worldwide appeared first on Vanguard News. 

Sat, 30 Dec 2017
Just two days after losing her Iphone, actress Omotola Jalade Ekehinde, revealed that it has been found and returned back to her.The post Omotola Jalade-Ekeinde turns prophetess on Instagram appeared first on Vanguard News. 

Sat, 30 Dec 2017
How does one explain the Nigerian situation under Buhari at this time' Corruption has not left us and is not in any hurry to depart from our shores. The President ascended the throne smoking. He told us he was going to kill corruptionThe post Buhari: My man of the year! appeared first on Vanguard News. 

Sat, 30 Dec 2017
What we actually need though is a real prosperous New Year, not just wishes. But real prosperity will not come from only wishes, faith and hope; we also need to take action and be purpose-drivenThe post 'And a prosperous New Year appeared first on Vanguard News. 

Sat, 30 Dec 2017
While the rich cry day and night seeking a child, the poor tarry in prayer seeking resources to care for the children nature has granted to them.The post A cry in distress: 6m naira needed for open heart surgery appeared first on Vanguard News. 

Sat, 30 Dec 2017
A member of the House of Representatives, Mr Ehiozuwa Agbonayinma, has said he decided to dump the People's Democratic Party (PDP) for the All Progressives Congress (APC) because the PDP in Edo State is still under the control of a cabal.The post Edo PDP still under control of a cabal ' Agbonayinma appeared first on Vanguard News. 

Sat, 30 Dec 2017
The second part of this report published yesterday, indicated that despite government's acceptance of recommendations of several committees and panels set up to reform the prisons system, it has failed to implement these recommendations.The post Hellhole called Nigerian prisons appeared first on Vanguard News. 

Sat, 30 Dec 2017
The Inspector-General of Police, Ibrahim Idris, yesterday in Lagos, presented cash, food stuff and other materials to an orphanage home in Idimu area of Lagos, with a view to giving the motherless babies a sense of belonging, this festive period .The post IGP presents cash, food stuff to Lagos orphanage home appeared first on Vanguard News. 

Sat, 30 Dec 2017
The Isoko Monitoring Group (IMG) has frowned at what it described as the attitude of the Ijaw nation towards anything that concerned the Niger Delta regin.The post N/Delta doesn't belong to Ijaw alone ' Isoko group appeared first on Vanguard News. 

Sat, 30 Dec 2017
ALADJA community has urged the federal government to relocate the headquarters of Warri South West local government area to Warri GRA or Ogidigben ,stressing that the move would end the frequent clashes between Aladja community and its Ijaw neighbour of Ogbe-IjohThe post Relocate headquarters of Warri South-west to end communal crisis 'Aladja appeared first on Vanguard News. 

Sat, 30 Dec 2017
Four armed men, in the late hours of Thursday attacked the Taraba state correspondent of The Sun Newspaper, Sylvanus Viashima in his house, stabbed him with knives.The post Armed men attack Sun reporter, stab him with knives appeared first on Vanguard News. 

Sat, 30 Dec 2017
Group Managing Director of the Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation, NNPC, Dr Maikanti Baru yesterday said that the landing cost of petroleum products that should be sold in the pump without under-recovery should be N171.40, but that President Muhammadu Buhari has directed that the corporation should maintain all the parameters to ensure that it is sold at N145 per liter.The post Be prepared to explain to Nigerians who approved subsidy, Senate tells FG appeared first on Vanguard News. 

Sat, 30 Dec 2017
It looked like a sort of contradiction last Wednesday when Senator Ike Ekweremadu called for the abrogation of the presidential system of government. Speaking at a town hall meeting with his constituents in Enugu West Senatorial District, Ekweremadu identified the high cost of running the presidential system of government and a seeming disconnect between electedRead MoreThe post Ekweremadu's contradictions! appeared first on Vanguard News. 

Sat, 30 Dec 2017
As the year, 2017 approached twilight, President Muhammadu Buhari and the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP were yesterday engaged in a war of words over the achievements of the All Progressives Congress, APC led administration.The post Updated: My 17 achievements in 2017' Buhari appeared first on Vanguard News. 

Sat, 30 Dec 2017
President Muhammadu Buhari has approved the constitution of the Governing Boards of Agencies and Parastatals, under some Ministries, as well as the appointment of "eminently qualified Nigerians to fill the Board positions, numbering 209 Chairmen and 1258 members".The post Buhari names APC NWC members, others as Chairmen of 209 Boards appeared first on Vanguard News. 

Sat, 30 Dec 2017
The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) on Friday advised the federal government and the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC) not to issue any New Year message to Nigerians, saying earlier promises made were not fulfilled.The post Keep your New Year promises, PDP tells FG appeared first on Vanguard News. 

Sat, 30 Dec 2017
The Nigeria Extractive Industries Transparency Initiative, NEITI, yesterday accused 'the Nigerian National Petroleum, its downstream subsidiary, the Nigerian Petroleum Development Company, NPDC and other oil companies of failing to remit $3.78 billion and N80.64 billion to the Federation Account.The post NNPC, NPDC, oil firms yet to remit $3.8bn, N81bn since 2015 NEITI appeared first on Vanguard News. 

Sat, 30 Dec 2017
The Buhari government released a list of 17 of its greatest achievements a few hours ago and after reading it, I was embarrassed for the regime.The post My response to the Buhari administration's 17 achievements Reno appeared first on Vanguard News. 

Sat, 30 Dec 2017
It is no longer news that 29-year-old Edo State actress cum producer, Ruth Kadiri, got engaged to her mystery man in Sweden during the week, as she displayed her engagement ring in a post without showing the lucky man whom she allegedly referred to as red cap chief.The post Ruth Kadiri gets best Christmas surprise appeared first on Vanguard News. 

Sat, 30 Dec 2017
AHEAD of 2018, leadership tussle which had hitherto split members of Actors Guild of Nigeria, AGN into factions and hindered smooth operations of the guild has at last been brought under control and declared over.The post Ahead of 2018, Emeka Rollas declares 'Crisis in AGN over' appeared first on Vanguard News. 

Sat, 30 Dec 2017
Founder/C.E.O of Africa International Film Festival,AFRIFF, Ms. Chioma Ude was honoured with a Special Recognition Award at this year's edition of In-Short Film Festival which was held penultimate Saturday, in Lagos.The post Chioma Ude honoured at In-Short Filmfest appeared first on Vanguard News. 

Sat, 30 Dec 2017
Jumanji, a film adaptation of the 1981 children's book of the same title by Chris Van Allsburg, which premiered simultaneously in Nigeria, Ghana and Liberia on Friday December 22, 2017, has been drawing audiences to the cinemas across the three countries on a daily basis.The post Jumanji hits cinemas at Yuletide appeared first on Vanguard News. 

Sat, 30 Dec 2017
After a successful musical year for delectable songstress, Seyi Shay, she is fully prepared to plunge her fans into an energized 2018 with her debut concert tagged 'The Yolo Concert with Seyi Shay and friends', billed to hold Monday, December 31st, at the Hard Rock Caf, Oniru Estate, Victoria Island.The post Seyi Shay to crown successful year with 'Yolo Concert' appeared first on Vanguard News. 

Sat, 30 Dec 2017
Nigerian movie star, Funke Akindele has been pictured with her husband, JJC Skillz on a romantic vacation at their private resort at Beverly Grove in California, United State of America.The post Funke Akindele enjoys romantic vacation with hubby appeared first on Vanguard News. 

Sat, 30 Dec 2017
For the Nigerian music industry 2017 resonated with series of melodramatic dynamics which eventually culminated in what could be described as a fun year. And as it wraps up Showtime recalls with nostalgic feelings artiste concerts that rocked the industry.The post Artiste concerts that rocked 2017 appeared first on Vanguard News. 

Sat, 30 Dec 2017
Ex BB Naija star,T Boss, recently took to her Instagram page to display her attractive legs and body , as she shared a series of vacation photos of her at the beach.The post T Boss shares alluring photos of self at the beach appeared first on Vanguard News. 

Sat, 30 Dec 2017
Nollywood curvy actress, Biodun Okeowo known as 'Omobutty' recently celebrated her birthday.The post Biodun Okeowo turns queen of curves in stunning birthday photos appeared first on Vanguard News. 

Sat, 30 Dec 2017
The Christmas season marks the end of another year, while New Year marks the beginning of a new one. Both are times when couples take stock of relationships and make some tough decisions. Like whether or not to remain in a sexless marriage: one where the couples rarely have sex.The post Would you remain in a sexless marriage' appeared first on Vanguard News. 

Sat, 30 Dec 2017
This year's edition of the very popular annual musicThis year's edition of the very popular annual music concert, Pepsi Rhythm Unplugged broke demographic barriers as attendance cut across socio-economic strata: students, working class, politicians, captains of industry, etc.The post Pepsi Rhythm Unplugged Draw Captains of Industry, Celebrities appeared first on Vanguard News. 

Sat, 30 Dec 2017
ORGANIZERS of Africa Creative Summit have announced details of its upcoming event in Nigeria which will bring top players in the creative industry across the continent and beyond together to share expertise and do business.The post Don Pedro-Obaseki backs Africa creative summit! appeared first on Vanguard News. 

Sat, 30 Dec 2017
To celebrate the end of 2017 and the commencement of 2018, wapTV has partnered with Cway Food and Beverages to reward Nigerians with cartons of Nutri-Milk during the network's popular programme titled 'Omonla on the Street'which opened from the 18th of December and will run till the 18th of January 2018.The post Waptv rewards Nigerians with Nutri -Milk appeared first on Vanguard News. 

Sat, 30 Dec 2017
The common war cry 'health is wealth' is borne out of the reality that it is only a healthy man thatcan meet his needs, his immediate environment and the society at large. A healthy man is a wealthy man by any standard and his social, political and economic contributions to the society are unassailable. Little wonder, the government of Delta State is driven by the uncommon passion to minister to the health challenges of Deltans through the provision of quality health care delivery and 

Sat, 30 Dec 2017
Since her university days, the Chief Executive Officer, Knowledge Aid Initiative (KAI), Success Ojo has consistently fought for the interest and social inclusion of the vulnerable people in remote communities. In this interview with Olayinka Latona, she shares her experience over the years, talked about her organisation, the launching of the OneBariga Women Project of the organization and the Christmas Blessing Bag party with 1,000 Children in the slum of Ilaje Bariga, Lagos State, Nigeria.The p 

Sat, 30 Dec 2017
This is one Christmas story that should never, ever be told again'by government, marketers, anyoneThe post Christmas stories appeared first on Vanguard News. 

Sat, 30 Dec 2017
A photograph has appeared in the media showing a crowd of people holding up over their sea of heads small transparent cellophane bags of what appears like rice or garri; purportedly inducements to 'encourage' voting in the just concluded Ekiti Local Government polls, which the opposition People's Democratic Party, PDP, won in a landslide. There is no indication as to which party shared the grains.The post New parties in the face of corruptocracy appeared first on Vanguard News. 

Sat, 30 Dec 2017
Rehabilitating and upgrading our refineries are profitable ventures that engender stable polity. Crude oil sales cannot make us an emerging economy but give us the toga of Third WorldThe post The excess crude account controversy appeared first on Vanguard News. 

Sat, 30 Dec 2017
Call it a Christmas gift, if you like, but the point is that the whole idea of N3,000 rations was mere window for bribery and corruption eating deep into the fabric of this countryThe post Christmas at the petrol station appeared first on Vanguard News. 

Sat, 30 Dec 2017
But you must think of what to do with the APAPA traffic. And of course the fuel scarcity. Please suggest to 2018 the need to remove petrol subsidy and deregulate the marketThe post 2017: Well done and good bye appeared first on Vanguard News. 

Sat, 30 Dec 2017
Mrs. Nneka Ikenna will any time from now put to bed in Mumbai, the commercial capital of India. The challenges of life in the densely populated city that compares with Lagos have not in any way halted the agility of the Nigerian born woman that has made Mumbai home in the last couple of years.The post Christmas In India appeared first on Vanguard News. 

Sat, 30 Dec 2017
The Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC) has described as very unfortunate a statement credited to the Depot and Petroleum Products Marketers Association (DAPPMA) on the fuel supply situation, especially Premium Motor Spirit (petrol).The post Depot Owners get more credit fuel supplies despite N26.7billion Debt appeared first on Vanguard News. 

Sat, 30 Dec 2017
No fewer than 42 firms have bided for the rehabilitation of the Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC) Information Technology Division (ITD) CentresThe Group General Manager, Information Technology Division of the NNPC, Mr. DanladiInuwa made this disclosure during the bid opening at the NNPC Towers in Abuja .Represented by the General Manager, Core IT Infrastructure of the Corporation, Mr. MuhammaduUsman, Mr. Inuwa said the eventual winners would rehabilitate the Corporation's IT Ce 

Sat, 30 Dec 2017
ANOTHER disturbing factor about prison congestion in Nigeria is the confirmed presence of underage persons in some of the country's prisons.The post The case of under-age inmates appeared first on Vanguard News.