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NIGERIA NEWSPAPERS: TODAY'S THE VANGUARD NEWSPAPER HEADLINES [12 JANUARY, 2018]


Below are the headlines found on The Vanguard Online Newspaper for today, Friday, 12 January, 2017.

Fri, 12 Jan 2018
Politicians, traditional rulers and other stakeholders from the South South, South West, Middle Belt and South East, yesterday, urged the Federal Government to declare Miyetti Allah a terrorist organisation.
They also called for the restructuring of the country along regional lines to ensure growth and development of the country, and  accused President Muhammadu Buhari of spearheading the anti-restructuring posture. This came on a day the 73 persons killed by Fulani herdsmen in Benue State on New Year day were buried in Makurdi, with elder statesman, Paul Unongo declaring that the people of the state would raise a million-man army to defend themselves, if the federal government failed to defend the people from marauding herdsmen. This is even as Governor Simeon Lalong of Plateau State, said yesterday that if the Governor Samuel Ortom of Benue State had heeded his advice not to enact the anti-open grazing law, the recent genocide carried out in five communities in the state by suspected herdsmen would not have  occurred. The leaders warned that if the country was not restructured before the 2019 general elections, Nigeria might be heading for disintegration. They spoke at a ceremony marking beginning of the relationship among the Yoruba, Igbo and the Middle Belt in the country. “We hereby ask the Federal Government to proscribe Miyetti Allah and declare the group and members terrorists. Anything outside restructuring is insincerity,” the leaders said. They also observed a minute silence for General Aguiyi Ironsi, Col Francis Fajuyi and the 73 persons, including two Igbo men, who were killed by Fulani herdsmen in Benue. The theme of the meeting was “Handshake Across The Niger: A celebration of Igbo/ Yoruba Friendship Beyond Brotherhood; An Nzuko Umunna Initiative.”
Fri, 12 Jan 2018
Ohanaeze Ndigbo has called on President Muhammadu Buhari to urgently address the issue of incessant killings of Nigerians by herdsmen across the country.
The Anambra State chairman of the organisation, Chief  Damian Okeke Ogene who made the call in Awka, said the people of the South East States could not afford to have their people massacred in cold blood. Ohanaeze  boss, who was reacting to the rising tension in Aguleri  Anambra East LGA  between the herdsmen and the community, said the president should make a bold statement on the matter. “The idea is to stem indiscriminate killing of Nigerians across the country.” Chief Okeke Ogene called on the South East Governors to rise to the challenge and curb the menace before it could get too late. He commended the Gov. Obiano for effectively managing the herdsmen-community relationship in the state and asked them to borrow a leaf from Anambra. “Ndigbo cannot afford to go into another civil war over Fulani herdsmen’, adding that the situation can be controlled at this stage. He said that Anambra had been the most politically stable state in the country and  commended security agencies for exhibiting high level of political maturity during the governorship election.
Fri, 12 Jan 2018
ABUJA'CHAIRMAN, National Drug Law Enforcement Agency, NDLEA, Col. Muhammed Abdallah (retd), has responded to the allegations of missing containers impounded by the agency raised by some stakeholders during the Senate's roundtable on substance abuse in Kano City last December.The post Missing drug containers: NDLEA responds to Saraki's query appeared first on Vanguard News. 
Fri, 12 Jan 2018
UGHELLI'A clash between Itsekiri youths and their Ijaw neighbours is imminent as both groups are planning a protest in Abuja, for and against plans to change the name of the location of the Nigerian Maritime University, NMU, in Delta State, from Okerenkoko to Okerenghigho as advised by the Attorney General of the Federation, Mr Abubakar Malami, SAN, in a memo to the National Assembly.The post Ijaw, Itsekiri youths plan five million-man march against each other appeared first on Vanguard New 
Fri, 12 Jan 2018
EVEN though the Federal Government wasted a lot of time before swinging into action when outrage over the sale of Nigerian migrants into slavery was exposed, we are encouraged by reports that up to 3,000 out of the estimated 5,000 stranded in Libya were brought home before the end of December 2017, going by the words of Ambassador Illiya Danladi Fachano, Nigeria's Charge D'Affaires in Libya.The post Necessary cautions over Libya returnees appeared first on Vanguard News. 
Fri, 12 Jan 2018
EIGHT months to the September governorship election in Osun State, the leading political parties have upped their preparations for the pollThe post OSUN 2018: Echoes of War appeared first on Vanguard News. 
Fri, 12 Jan 2018
By Victoria Ojeme Former Deputy Governor of Central Bank of Nigeria, Dr Obadiah Mailafia, has called on the Federal Government and other stakeholders to find lasting solution to the incessant killings and destruction in Benue State to avert famine in the area and the country as a whole Mailafia made the call at the presentationRead MoreThe post Benue killings: Avert famine, Mailafia warns FG, others appeared first on Vanguard News. 
Fri, 12 Jan 2018
OHANAEZE Youth Council, OYC, has called on the Federal Government to urgently rebuild the Palace of Eze Israel Kanu of Afara Ukwu, father of Indigenous People of Biafra, IPOB, leader, Nnamdi Kanu, destroyed last September when soldiers raided it in search of the IPOB leader.The post Repair palace of Nnamdi Kanu, Ohanaeze youths tell FG appeared first on Vanguard News. 
Fri, 12 Jan 2018
THE Niger-Delta Development Commission, NDDC, was established 18 years ago with the sole mandate of developing the oil-rich Niger-Delta region of Nigeria.The post TOP NDDC positions: Ondo kicks against marginalisation appeared first on Vanguard News. 
Fri, 12 Jan 2018
GOVERNOR Ifeanyi Ugwuanyi of Enugu State has paid glowing tributes to ex-servicemen and fallen heroes who laid down their lives for the safety and security of Nigeria, 'for the sacrifices they made for our sakes and for the nation.'The post Armed Forces Remembrance: Ugwuanyi hails ex-servicemen appeared first on Vanguard News. 
Fri, 12 Jan 2018
Dr. SKC Ogbonnia, Enugu born All Progressives Congress, APC chieftain runs Texas, United States based First Texas Energy Corporation. He is arguably the first former supporter of President Muhammadu Buhari to openly declare his intention to vie for the APC presidential ticket.The post Why Buhari should not challenge me for APC presidential ticket ' SKC Ogbonnia appeared first on Vanguard News. 
Fri, 12 Jan 2018
By tomorrow, Saturday, January 13, 2018, Otunba Gani Abiodun Ige Adams will be installed as the 15thAare Ona Kakanfo of Yorubaland.The post GANI ADAMS: From activism to generalissimo of Yorubaland appeared first on Vanguard News. 
Fri, 12 Jan 2018
Central Bank of Nigeria, CBN, has set state-by-state targets for the 21 commercial banks and 942 micro finance banks in the country to ensure that every Nigerian adult has access to financial services.The post Financial inclusion: CBN sets fresh targets for banks appeared first on Vanguard News. 
Fri, 12 Jan 2018
Nigeria's Super Eagles team B are expected to arrive Tangier this afternoon to prepare for their CAF African Nations Championship opener against Rwanda on Monday night.The post CHAN: Eagles hit Tangier today appeared first on Vanguard News. 
Fri, 12 Jan 2018
Omobolanle Abioye is the CEO of the Cecil's Events World, an organisation that manages events as well as owns a restaurant. The interest to start her business was as a result of her desire to make a difference in the events and food business. She discovered that most food vendors do not care about the []The post Meet Omobolanle Abioye The CEO of Cecils Events World appeared first on The Spark. 
Fri, 12 Jan 2018
Governor Udom Emmanuel of Akwa Ibom State has reacted to criticisms by the Senate Minority Leader, Senator Godswill Akpabio, warning that, the peace and security enjoyed in the state by the people will not be compromised irrespective of anybody's status.The post Emmanuel/Akapbio feud: Ill not compromise peace in my state ' Emmanuel appeared first on Vanguard News. 
Fri, 12 Jan 2018
Rivers State has been in the eye of the storm for years; and if gunning gangsters down is the only way in which law enforcement personnel can restore sanity and safety on behalf of terrified innocent citizens, so be itThe post Brutalisation of a population appeared first on Vanguard News. 
Fri, 12 Jan 2018
ABUJA'The Central Bank of Nigeria, CBN, is targeting about 7.6 million new bank accounts this year.The post CBN targets 7.6m new accounts in 2018 appeared first on Vanguard News. 
Fri, 12 Jan 2018
THE National Co-ordinator of APGA Media Warriors, Evang Chinedu Obigwe, has dismissed the plan by All Progressives Congress, APC, to win in the Southeast in the 2019 saying it is impossible.The post 2019 poll: APGA chieftain tackles Oyegun appeared first on Vanguard News. 
Fri, 12 Jan 2018
FOLLOWING the growing difficulties experienced by commuters in Imo State, the government yesterday, pleaded with the residents to be patient.The post Transportation: Imo Govt begs commuters appeared first on Vanguard News. 
Fri, 12 Jan 2018
ABUJA'One of the suspects in the New Year killing of worshippers at Omoku, Rivers State, disclosed, yesterday, that they carried out the killings to avenge the arrest and humiliation of the mother of their leader, Don Waney, coupled with the destruction of Waney's mansion.The post Red Squad carried out Omoku massacre over Don Waney's mother's arrest 'Suspect appeared first on Vanguard News. 
Fri, 12 Jan 2018
JOINT Action Committee, JAC, of trade unions in University of Nigeria Nsukka, has threatened to shut down electricity and water supply in the university.The post UNN non-academic staff threaten to shut down water, electricity supply appeared first on Vanguard News. 
Fri, 12 Jan 2018
DUE to the level of divisions and hatred among Nigerians at the moment , a chieftain of All Progressives Congress and presidential aspirant of the party in 2019, Chief Charles Udeogaranya yesterday made a case for ushering in an era of love, peace and nationalism among the component people of the federation by requesting for the pardon of all political prisoners.The post Udeogaranya to Buhari: Release El Zak-Zaky, Dasuki appeared first on Vanguard News. 
Fri, 12 Jan 2018
THE All Progressives Congress Youth Vigilante, APCYV, has urged the leadership of All Progressives Congress, APC, to inculcate resource control into the party's presidential campaigns, saying it will help the party capture the states in the South-South.The post 2019: APC Youth Vigilante tasks party leaders on resource control appeared first on Vanguard News. 
Fri, 12 Jan 2018
A retired archbishop of Methodist Church Nigeria, Most Reverend Ayo Ladigbolu, has dismissed the myth that every occupant of Aare Ona Kakanfo did not live long, as being speculated, describing the insinuation as a fallacy.The post Aare Ona Kakanfo: Ladigbolu dismisses alleged fallacy of short-life span of previous title holders appeared first on Vanguard News. 
Fri, 12 Jan 2018
The leadership of the Amalgamated Commercial Tricycle and Motorcycle Owners, Repairers and Ridders Association of Nigeria, ACOMORAN, has pledged to partner with the security agencies to tackle terrorism, kidnapping and other crimes in Ogun State.The post Terrorism, Kidnapping: Ogun commercial cyclists union partner Police, Army with intelligence gathering appeared first on Vanguard News. 
Fri, 12 Jan 2018
The Central Bank of Nigeria, CBN, is targeting about 7.6 million new bank accounts this year.The post CBN targets 7.6m new accounts in 2018 appeared first on Vanguard News. 
Fri, 12 Jan 2018
Fuel scarcity, yesterday, returned to Abuja, the Federal Capital Territory, FCT, with about 80 per cent of the petrol stations in the capital city, claiming they did not have products to sell.The post Fuel crisis defies NNPC, as long queues return to Abuja appeared first on Vanguard News. 
Fri, 12 Jan 2018
THE immediate past Acting National Chairman of the People's Democratic Party, PDP, and former Governor of Kaduna State, Senator Ahmed Makarfi, has condoled with the State Governors of Benue, Rivers and Taraba over the recent killings.The post Killings: Makarfi condoles with Benue, Rivers, Taraba govs appeared first on Vanguard News. 
Fri, 12 Jan 2018
CHIEF Cyprian Ikegwuonu, father of Chief Aloysius Ikegwuonu (aka Bishop), who was among the 13 people killed during the early morning massacre at St. Philips Catholic Church, Egbema Ozubulu in Ekwusigo local government area on August 6, 2017, would be buried today amid tight security.The post Ozubulu church massacre: Bishop's father for burial appeared first on Vanguard News. 
Fri, 12 Jan 2018
THE chairman of Southern Governors' Wives Forum, Mrs. Nkechi Okorocha, has called on the Federal Government to empower women in the oil communities, saying they deserve more empowerment to end their sufferings.The post Govs wives urge FG to empower women appeared first on Vanguard News. 
Fri, 12 Jan 2018
The Federal Government has released a factsheet on attacks, killings by herdsmen in Benue, other states of the country saying that 'insinuations and allegations that the attacks and killings were because President Muhammadu Buhari is Fulaniman are both unkind and incorrect'The post Insinuations, allegations that attacks, killings are because Buhari is Fulaniman unkind, incorrect FG appeared first on Vanguard News. 
Fri, 12 Jan 2018
The Nigeria Stock Exchange, NSE yesterday continued its record breaking performance with total market capitalisation rising by N437 billion, thus extending investors gain to N1.7 trillion in the first eight trading days of the year.The post Stock market hits 9year high as investors gain N1.7tr in 8days appeared first on Vanguard News. 
Fri, 12 Jan 2018
Nigeria spent N19.5 trillion to import raw materials in seven year from year 2000 to 2016.The post Nigeria spends N19.5trn importing raw materials in 7yrs appeared first on Vanguard News. 
Fri, 12 Jan 2018
Sterling Bank Plc yesterday announced the appointment of Abubakar Suleiman as its new Managing Director/Chief Executive.The post Sterling Bank appoints Suleiman new CEO as Adeola retires appeared first on Vanguard News. 
Fri, 12 Jan 2018
The naira Thursday appreciated to N360.43 per dollar in the Investors and Exporters (I&E) window, even as the nation's external reserves recorded $664 million increase in the first ten days of the year.The post Naira appreciates to N360.43/$ in I&E as external reserves gain $664m appeared first on Vanguard News. 
Fri, 12 Jan 2018
By Udeme Akpan THE price of crude oil has risen from $68 to $70 per barrel in the international market as a result of rising demand, thus raising hope for the implementation of the nation's N8.6 trillion 2018 budget. A survey of the market by Vanguard showed that the price of Bonny Light, Nigeria's premiumRead MoreThe post Oil price hits $70 per barrel, raises hope for N8.6trn 2018 budget appeared first on Vanguard News. 
Fri, 12 Jan 2018
Former President Jonathan wishes to express his condolences to the government and people of Benue, Kaduna, Taraba, Adamawa and Nasarawa states, over the recent spate of killings occasioned by herdsmen/farmers clashes.The post Reno replies Presidency, says Jonathan dealt decisively with the Fulani Herdsmen crisis appeared first on Vanguard News. 
Fri, 12 Jan 2018
IREAD one of President Muhammadu Buhari's ministers say that his boss is poised to seek re-election in 2019. Before his poorly-packaged, unsolicited public service announcement, there were media reports that former Rivers governor and current minister of Transport, Mr. Rotimi Amaechi, had been quietly reappointed as Director-General of Buhari's presidential (re-election) campaign organisation.The post No more fire in President Buhari's belly appeared first on Vanguard News. 
Fri, 12 Jan 2018
On Saturday, 6 January 2018, the seemingly unending national shame of Local Government elections, conducted by so-called State INDEPENDENT Electoral Commissions, continued unabated in Delta State.The post LG Elections: Are we beyond shame an remorse' appeared first on Vanguard News. 
Fri, 12 Jan 2018
Nigerian Communication Commission, NCC, has advised the media against unfounded speculations on the sale of 9mobile, saying the firm is yet to be sold and that everything is following due process.The post 9mobile sale: No winner has emerged yet ' NCC appeared first on Vanguard News. 
Fri, 12 Jan 2018
Communications experts, top managers and local market leaders, amongst others, will be identifying the power of communication and its influence on the modern world at the 2018 World Communications Forum, WCF, scheduled for Geneva, Switzerland between March 21st and 22nd.The post Communication front burner for WCF, C4F Awards appeared first on Vanguard News. 
Fri, 12 Jan 2018
Barely 48 hours to the start of the 2018 NPFL season, Enyimba FC of Aba is yet to secure a home venue for its league and international matches.The post NPFL Opener: Enyimba still 'homeless' 48 hours to kick-off appeared first on Vanguard News. 
Fri, 12 Jan 2018
South Africa's U-20 coach, Maud Khumalo has said his players are determined to see Nigeria's Falconnets fall in the FIFA U-20 Women World Cup qualifier on Saturday in Polokwane, South Africa.The post FIFA U-20 WWC: S/Africa eye qualification at Nigeria's expense appeared first on Vanguard News. 
Fri, 12 Jan 2018
Referees in African international matches will now be paid directly by the Confederation of African Football (CAF) in the wake of Ghanaian official Joseph Lamptey's life ban.The post CAF moves to check corruption in officiating appeared first on Vanguard News. 
Fri, 12 Jan 2018
The referee who awarded a controversial penalty against Northern Ireland during their World Cup play-off defeat by Switzerland says he made a mistake.The post World Cup play-off referee admits penalty error appeared first on Vanguard News. 
Fri, 12 Jan 2018
Former Arsenal legendary striker, Ian Wright said coach Arsene Wenger was wrong to have played Alex Iwobi against Chelsea in their Caraboa Cup semi-final after the player was reported to be partying ahead of Arsenal's FA Cup loss to Nottingham Forest.The post Arsenal legend blasts Wenger over Iwobi appeared first on Vanguard News. 
Fri, 12 Jan 2018
The reports flying around that leading blogger, Linda Ifeoma Ikeji has finally found the love of her life may not be true after all.The post Linda Ikeji dating, not getting married now! appeared first on Vanguard News. 
Fri, 12 Jan 2018
For Nollywood actress, Tonto Dikeh, it's time to go spiritual and the actress is leaving no stone unturned as she begins the new season by affecting her fans with her new found love in Christ. The actress, who severally made it clear on social media that she's for the Lord and nothing can change her resolution took to her Instagram page yesterday to share a sermon on 'An Entirely New Life,' quoting copiously from the Holy book.The post Tonto Dikeh goes spiritual on social med