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NIGERIA NEWSPAPERS: TODAY'S THE VANGUARD NEWSPAPER HEADLINES [14 JANUARY, 2018]




Below are the headlines found on The Vanguard Online Newspaper for today, Sunday, 14 January, 2017.

Sun, 14 Jan 2018

Aare Onakakanfo, Gani Adams, has promised to use his office to bring about unity in Yorubaland and build bridges across Nigeria. He also vowed to protect the territories in South-West against external aggression. 

This came as the ancient town of Oyo stood still for the better part of yesterday as the 15th Generalissimo of Yorubaland was installed by the paramount ruler of Oyo, the Alaafin, Oba Lamidi Olayiwola Adeyemi. The installation of Adams came 20 years after the death of Chief MKO Abiola, the last holder of the title. The event attracted dignitaries, who thronged the Durbar Stadium, Oyo, the venue of the programme. Traditional rulers, arrayed in their royal regalia, and traditional drummers added colour to the occasion The installation of the Aare was preceded by his retreat from Wednesday during which traditional rites including 201 incisions were said to have been performed on him ahead of the installation. Eminent Yoruba people as well as the common people began to troop to the ancient town for the occasion as early as 8am yesterday. Security operatives had a hectic time controlling the crowd who came from across the six Yoruba states and beyond to witness the colourful ceremony. Meanwhile, petty thieves caught stealing telephones, jewelries and cash were beaten mercilessly by security operatives before they were whisked away. Arrival of Alaafin and Adams The Alaafin and Adams arrived the venue of the ceremony in a cart driven by horses and were received by some traditional rulers from the South-West, former governors, captains of industry, notable personalities and guests from across the country. The lateness of Governor Ajimobi delayed the ceremony for hours. Members of the Oodua Peoples Congress (OPC) from across the country came in their thousands in branded outfit.



Sun, 14 Jan 2018

GOVERNOR   Samuel Ortom of Benue State, yesterday, told senators that prior to the crisis that engulfed the state, which led to the killings by Fulani Herdsmen, President Muhammadu Buhari, Vice President Yemi Osinbajo, the National Security Adviser, Babagana Monguno, and Inspector General of Police, Ibrahim Idris, all ignored several warnings of the planned attack on Logo and Guma communities in the state.   73 persons were left dead in the attack. Making the shocking revelations yesterday, during a  meeting with the Senate Adhoc Committee on Security Infrastructure, led by the Senate Majority Leader, Senator Ahmad Lawan, Governor Ortom also blamed security agencies for the continued killing of inhabitants of the state by Fulani herdsmen since 2008.
The governor, while lamenting the brutal killing of his people, told the senators that when he got the information of the planned seige by Fulani herdsmen on targeted communities in Benue State, said he immediately wrote a letter to the Vice President, Yemi Osinbajo, who was acting on behalf of President Buhari, who was away for medical treatment in London. He told the senators that all  attempts  to get the Vice President’s attention through the letter fell on deaf ears, as he got no reply whatsoever from him, just as he said thatPresident Buhari, upon returning to the country, was also written to, severally, but no reply was also received from the President on the matter. According to him, additional efforts were made by the Benue State Government to draw the attention of the National Security Adviser, Babagana Monguno, to the threat which was contained in a separate letter addressed to him, but still got no communication from him. In the words of Governor Ortom: “We wrote to the Vice President on the planned attack on parts of Benue by Fulani herdsmen, because the word was everywhere on the street, but he refused to reply. “And when there was no response, and when Mr. President came back, I personally went and intimated him, and also wrote. The documents are here, I will hand them over to you. I wrote to him on the planned attack by Fulani herdsmen because this threats were on the streets. “I intimated Mr. President and it was put into writing. On the same October 7, 2017, I wrote to the Inspector General of Police.  I told him of a planned attack on our people when there was no response. October 27, 2017, I reminded him that these people are planning to attack us, we are law abiding, we have disarmed our youths, and we are looking unto security agencies. And the way to do it is to arrest those people who were inciting the herdsmen to combat us, and we knew they were going to come.




Sun, 14 Jan 2018

FOLLOWING the massacre carried out by Fulani herdsmen in Benue State, which claimed 73 lives, leaders from the South West geo political zone, including but not limited to Chiefs Ayo Adebanjo, Ebenezer Babatope and Supo Shonibare; Yinka Odumakin and Wale Oshun, have been expressing their views on how to avoid such a carnage in the zone.
The pan Yoruba socio-political organisation, Afenifere, said the zone will not be vulnerable to herdsmen attacks, just as leader of the Afenifere Renewal Group, Mr Wale Oshun, said it is the obligation of the governors to protect the lives and property in the zone.



On his part, a former Minister of Transport, Chief Ebenezer Babatope, called on leaders of the zone to urgently come up with a plan to prevent the Benue episode from taking place in the South West.

They were all speaking on a day that Gani Adams, leader of the Oodua Peoples Congress, OPC, was installed as the 15th  Aare Onakakanfo – generalisimo and war leader – of Yoruba land.

Meanwhile, the Federal Government is s appealing to the media and public commentators to exercise utmost restraint in their coverage of the fallouts of the farmers/herders’ clash in Benue State in order not to further inflame passion and worsen the situation.


The plea was contained in a statement issued in Abuja on Saturday, the Minister of Information and Culture, Alhaji Lai Mohammed, said while the Federal Government is working hard to address the situation with a view to preventing a recurrence, not just in Benue State but anywhere across the country, it is incumbent on the media and public commentators not to engage in actions that can aggravate the crisis.



Sun, 14 Jan 2018

By AbdulSalam Muhammad The Presidency has reportedly directed government owned media in the North to halt materials that favoured the second term of President Muhammadu Buhari. A scheduled two-hour programme of Radio Nigeria Kaduna titled, 'Hanu Daya', on which Buhari's second term campaigner, Alhaji Abdulmajid Danbilki Commanda, was scheduled to feature was allegedly cancelled byRead MoreThe post 2019: Pro-Buhari radio programme in Kano stopped ' Campaigner appeared first on 



Sun, 14 Jan 2018

Deputy Governor of Delta State and chair, Delta State Advocacy Committee Against Vandalism of Oil and Gas Facilities, Barr. Kingsley Burutu Otuaro, says ongoing efforts towards enduring solution to oil facility vandalism is in collaboration with Federal Government peace initiatives.The post Pipeline vandalism: Delta advocacy Cttee partners FG, others for enduring solution appeared first on Vanguard News. 



Sun, 14 Jan 2018

The All Progressives Congress in Delta State yesterday reiterated its rejection of the just concluded Local government elections in the State Following the announcement of the results of the last two Local Government Areas by the Delta State Independent Electoral Commission (DSIEC), noting that the award of three wards victories to APC in Evwreni Ward 8 and Orogun Ward 5, both in Ughelli-North LGA and Abraka Ward 1 In Ethiope-East is an indication that the election was a shamThe post Delta APC r 



Sun, 14 Jan 2018

The Edo State Government has served final demolition notices to developers whose buildings breached the state town planning laws.The post Edo serves demolition notice, charges developers to comply with planning laws appeared first on Vanguard News. 



Sun, 14 Jan 2018

Alaafin of Oyo, Oba Lamidi Adeyemi and the new Aare Ona Kakanfo of Yoruba land, Chief Gani Adams have said that the unity among Yoruba is sacrosanct.The post Alaafin, Aare Ona Kakanfo say Yoruba unity sacrosanct appeared first on Vanguard News. 



Sun, 14 Jan 2018

Barcelona midfielder, Ivan Rakitic believes anything is possible for Croatia at the World Cup, adding that the group D parings of the tournament is the toughest.The post FIFA 2018 WC: Nigeria's Group D with Argentina, Croatia is toughest ' Rakitic appeared first on Vanguard News. 



Sun, 14 Jan 2018

Sunshine Stars head coach, Duke Udi has called for standard officiating and maximum security as the 2018 Nigeria Professional Football League commenced yesterday.The post NPFL: Udi calls for improved officiating, security appeared first on Vanguard News. 



Sun, 14 Jan 2018

Zambia coach, Wedson Nyirenda said his team is ready to take on the Cranes of Uganda this afternoon in their opening game of the CAF African Nations Championship.The post CHAN: Zambia good to go, says Nyirenda appeared first on Vanguard News. 



Sun, 14 Jan 2018

With less than a month to the 2018 Access Bank/Lagos City Marathon, Lagos State governor, Akinwummi Ambode has mandated his lieutenants to give maximum cooperation to the organisers of the event.The post Access Bank/Lagos City marathon: Ambode tasks commissioners on successful outing appeared first on Vanguard News. 



Sun, 14 Jan 2018

Going by the current trend of young couples getting disappointed upon discovering that their spouse is either sexually inactive or lazy, beautiful actress and scriptwriter Uche Uba in a chat with Potpourri revealed that one of her marriage requirements is testing her partner's sexual prowess.The post I can't marry a man I've not had sex with ' Uche Uba appeared first on Vanguard News. 



Sun, 14 Jan 2018

Dino Sporting Club boss Samuel Omamofe Colombus has reiterated the need for the country to focus more on grassroots development of football.The post We need more grassroots football development, says DSC boss appeared first on Vanguard News. 



Sun, 14 Jan 2018

Over the years, science and experience have proved that women are stronger and last longer in bed than the male folk; not because they are on the receiving end while the men exert energy while doing the entire job, but because they are naturally created that way.The post I won't dump my man because he can't satisfy me in bed ' Praise Sam Ogan appeared first on Vanguard News. 



Sun, 14 Jan 2018

Mark Mentors basketball club will leave their current base in Abuja, once the proposed Otukpo Indoor Sports Hall is ready for use.The post Basketball: Mark Mentors to relocate appeared first on Vanguard News. 



Sun, 14 Jan 2018

MANCHESTER UNITED are ready to rival Real Madrid with a 444million bid for Neymar, according to reports in France.The post Man United to table 444m for Neymar appeared first on Vanguard News. 



Sun, 14 Jan 2018

While it is every woman's dream to settle with a good looking gentleman as a lifetime partner, Ghanaian actress and producer, Yvonne Okoro has revealed that good looks isn't her catch.The post I don't like handsome men ' Yvonne Okoro appeared first on Vanguard News. 



Sun, 14 Jan 2018

Lionel Messi contract is worth a staggering $2.4million-a-week, according to Football Leaks.The post Messi's weekly pay revealed appeared first on Vanguard News. 



Sun, 14 Jan 2018

Antonio Conte blamed tiredness for Chelsea's lacklustre performance in their 0-0 draw with Leicester at Stamford Bridge.The post Conte: My players are tired appeared first on Vanguard News. 



Sun, 14 Jan 2018

Abrilliant performance by the Nigeria U20 girls in Polokwane drew them very close to another outing in the FIFA U20 Women's World Cup, as South Africa's Basetsana could find no answer to the fire 'power of Chris Danjuma's maidens.The post Falconets hit S/Africa's Basetsana 2-0 appeared first on Vanguard News. 



Sun, 14 Jan 2018

Most times human beings do not really value what they have until they lose it, which often results in pain and regret. As a result, I try my best to thank people that have helped me in one way or another The post The attitude of gratitude appeared first on Vanguard News. 



Sun, 14 Jan 2018

Even if the dead persons on the list died a few months ago, we have no basis justifying our inability to be diligently up to date with official assignments - a trait which happens only in countries such as ours where public policy actors are forever unduly simplisticThe post Beyond the controversial board appointments appeared first on Vanguard News. 



Sun, 14 Jan 2018

Arsene Wenger has insisted he will not leave Arsenal this summer, as his optimism grows over keeping Mesut Ozil.The post I'll still be at Arsenal next season ' Wenger appeared first on Vanguard News. 



Sun, 14 Jan 2018

Despite the various positive contributions of many Nigerians in the US and all over the world, recent events back at home can propel any man or woman to make untoward comments on the countryThe post We cannot blame Trump, at all appeared first on Vanguard News. 



Sun, 14 Jan 2018

Real Madrid lost 1-0 at home to Villarreal as pressure mounted on coach Zinedine Zidane.The post Pressure mounts on Zidane as Real lose at home appeared first on Vanguard News. 



Sun, 14 Jan 2018

Jesus says: 'Is it not written: 'My house will be called a house of prayer for all nations'' But you have made it 'a den of robbers.''(Mark11:17)This statement was true in the time of Jeremiah, who wrote it initially. It was true in the days of Jesus, who quoted Jeremiah. It remains true today, confirming it as a word of God. Jesus says: 'Heaven and earth will pass away, but my words will by no means pass away.' (Matthew 24:35).The post Christians: Wa 



Sun, 14 Jan 2018

Why has the menace of herdsmen gone worse since President Muhammadu Buhari came into power ' Suddenly, you can boldly see a herd of cattle in the middle of the high ways and inside cities as if cows are more important than humans. Why are these herdsmen being pampered' The post And the man died appeared first on Vanguard News. 



Sun, 14 Jan 2018

Will there always be an excuse for bad behavior' The post Excuse for Discourtesy appeared first on Vanguard News. 



Sun, 14 Jan 2018

This year, 2018 should not be a year of lamentation. It should not be a year that we are still brooding over what we did not achieve last yearThe post God is able to meet our expectations appeared first on Vanguard News. 



Sun, 14 Jan 2018

Dr. Adaora Okoli was once all but dead, and now she is considered a 'hero in the field' by Bill Gates, who gave her the distinction last Thursday for not only being one of the few survivors of the Ebolavirus, but for dedicating her life to fighting it.The post After surviving Ebola, Adaora Okoli fights infectious diseases appeared first on Vanguard News. 



Sun, 14 Jan 2018

Jadesola Osideko, also known as Jade si wealth, is a legal practitioner/ a gift and souvenir consultant and marketer. She started while in the University. 'I really loved to have an additional source of income as a workaholic that I am. I did so many businesses, ranging from bead making, sales of Garri-flakes and later []The post Meet Jadesola Osideko The Lawyer and Gift Consultant appeared first on The Spark. 



Sun, 14 Jan 2018

Rampaging hoodlums, Saturday, reportedly destroyed several cars and razed buildings, following an alleged minor skirmish between Tiv and Hausa youths in Makurdi, the Benue State capital.The post Hoodlums destroy properties, set cars ablaze in Makurdi appeared first on Vanguard News. 



Sun, 14 Jan 2018

When we started, people said, 'Ah, another Igbinedion has come again; why are you lambasting the government that they are not taking care of IDPs' What did your father do when he was governor of Edo State'' The post I was attacked over TV show for being a former governor's daughter ' Osasu Igbinedion appeared first on Vanguard News. 



Sun, 14 Jan 2018

On November 13, 2017, three reverend sisters and three aspiring sisters attached to the Eucharistic Heart of Jesus Convent, Iguoriakhi in Ovia South West local government area of Edo State were kidnapped by gunmen who stormed the convent at midnight.The post They have taken our generous reverend sisters away again! appeared first on Vanguard News. 



Sun, 14 Jan 2018

Operatives of the Police Area Command, Mushin, in Lagos State, have launched a manhunt for six officers who provided back up for vandals who attempted to steal expensive NITEL cables worth several millions of naira at the Fatai Atere Street area of the state.The post Vandalisation of NITEL cables: Police Area Command launch manhunt for six officers appeared first on Vanguard News.