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NIGERIA NEWSPAPERS: TODAY'S THE VANGUARD NEWSPAPER HEADLINES [15 JANUARY, 2018]


Below are the headlines found on The Vanguard Online Newspaper for today, Monday, 15 January, 2017.
Mon, 15 Jan 2018
The Miyetti Allah Cattle Breeders Association, MACBAN, yesterday, disclosed that the killings and attacks experienced in several parts of the country from herdsmen were being fuelled by the draconian laws put in place by some state governments to drive out Fulani herdsmen due to ethnic hatred.
Consequently, Miyetti Allah said it lost over 1,000 person, including children, women and the aged, and over two million cattle to ethnic militia put in place by these states to kill herdsmen. “The trend of attacks on our defenceless members by ethnic militias oiled by a deliberate profiling through coordinated media campaigns against our members, to say the least, is the worst crime against humanity,” the group said. Speaking in Abuja, General Secretary of MACBAN, Baba Usman Ngeljarma, gave details of how its members were killed, saying:  “We confirm the position of His Royal Highness, the Emir of Kano, Sanusi Lamido Sanusi, that in spite of the fact that 732 of our people were killed in Mambila and 82 women and children killed in Numan, nobody was arrested. ‘’We, hereby, demand the arrest and prosecution of the perpetrators of these heinous crimes without further. “We further state that the refutal of the Emir’s position by the Taraba State governor is merely a continuation of his desperate act of hiding the state government’s involvement and protection of the perpetrators of these acts.” Compensation While demanding payment of compensation to victims of all crises to reduce their level of suffering, the group urged the Federal Government to create a Federal Ministry of Livestock Development to attend to the multi-dimensional needs of the industry as  obtained in many countries. It said:  “Government should also enact a national law to carter for the peculiar needs of pastoralists in particular and the livestock subsector in general since the mischievous anti-open grazing laws promulgated by some states have woefully failed to address the contentious issues. “We call for a federal judicial commission of inquiry into all these killings so as to unravel the truth and the offenders.
Mon, 15 Jan 2018
Senior Pastor of the Latter Rain Assembly, Pastor Tunde Bakare has advised President Muhammadu Buhari to jettison the 2019 general elections and embark on restructuring Nigeria saying it is time to renegotiate Nigeria’s union. In his state of the nation broadcast, yesterday, at the church auditorium, Bakare declared that: “What Nigeria needs now is not an election but a return to the drawing board. I call for restructuring and not for elections.“

In his speech entitled: ‘It is time to renegotiate our union’, the televangelist clarified the 12 prophecies he made on the first day of 2018, noting that his declaration was not a presidential announcement but a call for prayers. Throwing his weight behind the agitation for a comprehensive restructuring of the country, Bakare said process reforms as advocated by the president would not address foundational reforms. He said: “I totally agree with Mr. President that we need process reforms; otherwise, we would not be appointing dead men to head parastatals, but can process reforms replace foundational structural reforms? Never. Be that as it may, let no one confuse the genuine call to restructure the nation with the gimmicks of political opportunists who ride on the restructuring wave for their perceived advantage. Many of them talk the talk but neither walked the talk in the past nor will do so in the future. “Therefore, I say to those who have the power to take the decisions and actions necessary to end these atrocities, especially by restructuring the nation, but have failed to do so for political gains, that they are attempting to establish a city by iniquity and there are dire consequences.” Describing the current structure the country operates as a deathtrap, he said there was need to adopt a pragmatic approach to restructuring the nation. According to him: “The current edifice of state has become a deathtrap. All around are cracks on the wall that originate from the structural foundations. Those cracks are dripping with blood and the stones in the wall are crying out. “The Nigerian state has a choice to make on the way forward to lasting peace and prosperity: It is either the path of divine judgment reminiscent of a Jehu revolution or a choice to renegotiate our union through a pragmatic approach to restructuring the nation.”
Mon, 15 Jan 2018
It was a debut to forget for Coach Gbenga Ogunbote as Rangers handler. The result, though thoroughly deserved by the home team, was not fair to the Coal City outfit as they put up a strong challenge that came to nought.The post With time Rangers will come out strong ' Ogunbote appeared first on Vanguard News. 

Mon, 15 Jan 2018
The Minister of Transportation and the leader of All Progressives Congress, APC, in the South-South region, Mr. Chibuike Amaechi, has said he will not impose candidates on the party in the forthcoming elections.The post I wont impose candidates on APC' Amaechi appeared first on Vanguard News. 

Mon, 15 Jan 2018
ONE of the reasons Nigeria has never developed as well as her great potentials will suggest is that we live on collectively accepted lies. Among the most enduring is the idea that this country has four refineries. We have a Ministry of Petroleum Resources, the Nigerian national Petroleum Corporation, NNPC, which we claim operates four refineries with combined refining capacity of 445,000 barrels per day. The refineries meanwhile were established from 1965 to 1980.The post We have no refineries; 

Mon, 15 Jan 2018
By Soni Daniel, Northern Region Editor, Dirisu Yakubu & Peter Duru .Lalong apologises to Ortom, withdraws offensive remark .Says I'm truly sorry for comment on anti-open grazing law .Herdsmen in fresh attacks in Benue .PDP urges Buhari to visit victims' families ABUJA ' Apparently reacting to the spate of killings in the nation, the climaxRead MoreThe post Stop all senseless bloodshed, IBB warns appeared first on Vanguard News. 

Mon, 15 Jan 2018
FOLLOWING the decision of teachers of Federal Government College, FGC, Odogbolu, Ogun State not to resume teaching until the school principal is removed from office, a team of directors from the Federal Ministry of Education will today storm the school over allegations leveled against the principal, Mrs. Akon Bassey-Duke.The post Federal investigation team storms FGC Odogbolu over crisis today appeared first on Vanguard News. 

Mon, 15 Jan 2018
By Ikechukwu Nnochiri ABUJA'An Abuja HighABUJA'An Abuja High Court sitting at Apo has adjourned hearing on a suit seeking to sack the President of Nigerian Bar Association, NBA, Mr. Abubakar Mahmoud, SAN, till February 15.Justice O. A. Adeniyi deferred hearing on the suit marked FCT/HC/CV/2364/2016, filed by a Senior Advocate of Nigeria, Chief Joe-Kyari Gadzama,Read MoreThe post How 2016 NBA election was rigged with a laptop, witness tells court appeared first on Vanguard News. 

Mon, 15 Jan 2018
Chairman of Christian Association of Nigeria, CAN, South-South, who is also the Chairman of Niger Delta Bishops, Archbishop GodDowell Avwomakpa, yesterday, urged Christians nationwide to pray for the people of Benue State, especially those affected by the recent killings by herdsmen in various communities in Logo and Guma Local Government areas of the state.The post CAN calls for prayers over Benue killings appeared first on Vanguard News. 

Mon, 15 Jan 2018
FOREIGN investors increased their patronage of the Nigerian foreign exchange market to $28 billion last week, up by $2 billion in the first two weeks of the year.The post Foreign investors pump $28 billion into I&E window appeared first on Vanguard News. 

Mon, 15 Jan 2018
THE Centre for Reform Education Initiative, CREI, weekend, applauded Governor David Umahi of Ebonyi State for what it termed 'excellent developmental strides' of the present administration, especially in critical sectors, such as education, health, agriculture and infrastructural development across the state.The post Group hails Umahi's developmental strides appeared first on Vanguard News. 

Mon, 15 Jan 2018
The word "shithole" -- which President Donald Trump allegedly used to describe countries from which he does not want immigrants coming to the US -- has been projected along with other messages onto his Washington hotel.The post Shithole projected on Trumps hotel in Washington appeared first on Vanguard News. 

Mon, 15 Jan 2018
US President Donald Trump appeared to give up for dead a bipartisan deal on immigration Sunday, blaming Democrats as the aftershocks of his vulgar disparagement of African countries and Haiti rumbled Washington's political battlegrounds.The post Trump says immigration deal probably dead appeared first on Vanguard News. 

Mon, 15 Jan 2018
THE Indigenous People of Biafra, IPOB,has denied having a hand in the incident in Enugu in which some women allegedly booed the president general of Ohaneze Ndigbo, Dr Nnia Nwodo while he was making a speech.The post We've no hand in booing Nwodo in Enugu IPOB appeared first on Vanguard News. 

Mon, 15 Jan 2018
Chief Victor Umeh of the All Progressive Grand Alliance (APGA) has won the Anambra Central Senatiorial rerun election.The post How Umeh won Anambra Central Rerun election appeared first on Vanguard News. 

Mon, 15 Jan 2018
As investors gain N1.5trn in 5 days Stories by Peter Egwuatu FINANCIAL Analysts have predicted that the equities will be characterised with profit taking from investors this week as the six-day impressive rally in the Nigerian Stock Exchange, NSE was halted Friday last week. The uptrend in market performance from the prior week was sustainedRead MoreThe post Analysts project profit taking equities market this week appeared first on Vanguard News. 

Mon, 15 Jan 2018
FCAM's Legacy Maturity (NGN) Fund shareholders, a mutual fund managed by First City Asset Management Limited, have approved 11kobo dividends for the financial year ended June 30, 2017.The post FCAM's Legacy Short Maturity records 12.99% returns appeared first on Vanguard News. 

Mon, 15 Jan 2018
AS the insurance sector awaits the commencement of Risk Based Supervision, RBS, this year, four insurance companies are in dilemma over N14.8 billion shortfall in their shareholders' funds, which are far below regulatory requirement.The post Risk Based Supervision: Four insurance firms at sea over N14.8bn capital short fall appeared first on Vanguard News. 

Mon, 15 Jan 2018
Commissioner of Information, Akwa Ibom State, Mr Charles Udoh, in this interview with Financial Vanguard disclosed the state government's drive to industrialise the state and efforts to build infrastructure to attract foreign investors in different sectors of the economy. He disclosed that opportunity exists to build gas fired thermal power, other factories, among other viable projects in the state.The post Akwa Ibom govt is pursuing a private sector driven industrialisation agenda ' U 

Mon, 15 Jan 2018
NOTWITHSTANDING a drop in its profits after tax from N26,001,560 in the 2015 financial year, to N20,081,488 in 2016 owing to the adverse economic situation that characterised the 2016 financial year, First Royal Microfinance Bank has announced a dividend of five kobo per share for the financial year that ended December 31, 2016 to its share holders.The post First Royal Micro Finance Bank defies harsh times, pays dividends to shareholders appeared first on Vanguard News. 

Mon, 15 Jan 2018
United Bank for Africa (UBA) Plc has announced its upcoming Board meeting, scheduled for Monday, January 29, 2018, where members of the Board will consider the financial statements for the financial year ended 31 December 2017 and also proposals for final dividend for the period.The post UBA Board to consider 2017 financial statements, proposed dividend appeared first on Vanguard News. 

Mon, 15 Jan 2018
FBNInsurance said it has won the World Finance Global Insurance Award as the Best Life Insurance Company in Nigeria, 2017 for the third time.The post FBN Insurance wins global award for third time appeared first on Vanguard News. 

Mon, 15 Jan 2018
The state has the potential to improve on its IGR to the projected N50 billion per month from next yearThe post Lagos: Of tax efficiency and infrastructure development appeared first on Vanguard News. 

Mon, 15 Jan 2018
I am of the opinion that Nigeria as a nation needs an intelligent and an experienced man to steer her affairs.The post Think a better Nigeria, think Atiku Abubakar appeared first on Vanguard News. 

Mon, 15 Jan 2018
IT is a known fact that Senator Godswill Akpabio supported Mr. Udom Emmanuel as his successor. The 'uncommon transformation' of Akwa Ibom State, however, came at a huge price: A huge debt profile. Whereas the debt is impeding the smooth running of the state, it takes a thoroughbred technocrat and financial manager of international repute such as the incumbent governor to keep Akwa Ibom afloat, paying salaries as and when due and still attending to numerous aspects of statecraft.The pos 

Mon, 15 Jan 2018
Akwa United defeated Rangers 2-0 in the first match of the 2018 NPFL season played at the magnificent Godswill Akpabio stadium in Uyo yesterday.The post Akwa Utd stun Rangers 2- 0 in League opener appeared first on Vanguard News. 

Mon, 15 Jan 2018
Angel Di Maria scored the only goal as Paris Saint-Germain claimed a controversial 1-0 Ligue 1 win at Nantes on Sunday that was marred by a bizarre late sending off.The post Referee kicks Nantes player as Paris Saint-Germain edge to victory appeared first on Vanguard News. 

Mon, 15 Jan 2018
Sony's family-oriented movie "Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle" staked out the top spot at the North American box office this holiday weekend, gripping first place for the second straight week.The post Jumanji leads the box office pack over holiday weekend appeared first on Vanguard News. 

Mon, 15 Jan 2018
Luis Suarez stole the show with a brace and an assist as Barcelona fought back from two goals down to win 4-2 at Real Sociedad on Sunday and restore their nine-point lead at the top of La Liga. Suarez struck in the 50th and 71st minutes, his first a delightful chip from just inside theRead MoreThe post Suarez fires Barcelona nine clear in Sociedad fightback appeared first on Vanguard News. 

Mon, 15 Jan 2018
Jose Mourinho has indicated that Manchester United will do all they can to extend David de Gea's contract.The post Mourinho keen to tie up long-term De Gea deal appeared first on Vanguard News. 

Mon, 15 Jan 2018
Manchester City saw their long unbeaten run in the Premier League brought to a shuddering halt at the weekend as Liverpool shrugged off the departure of Philippe Coutinho to claim a dramatic 4-3 victory.The post City lose, Sanchez off' Premier League talking points appeared first on Vanguard News. 

Mon, 15 Jan 2018
Liverpool legend Ian Rush has expressed his praise for new Anfield hero Mohamed Salah, who he believes to be worth a huge amount of money.The post Salah better than Messi, Ronaldo ' Rush appeared first on Vanguard News. 

Mon, 15 Jan 2018
Thankfully, fuel stations have gradually reopened for 'normal' business, while the severe social agony and angst instigated by the recent acute scarcity, has significantly eased with the reported improvement in NNPC's fuel stock.The post Fuel pricing: Kachikwu's desperate options Henry Boyo appeared first on Vanguard News. 

Mon, 15 Jan 2018
I live to see the day when all the three zones of the South will stand together, not necessarily across a drawn battle line against the North but as equals in negotiating the terms of our national unity and cohabitationThe post A historic handshake for freedom (2) appeared first on Vanguard News. 

Mon, 15 Jan 2018
At least 16 persons were shot dead by the police during the protests; to date, nobody has been brought to justice for these murdersThe post Fuel price hikes as dividends of democracy appeared first on Vanguard News. 

Mon, 15 Jan 2018
Richard Patrick Okorie does everything that comes with event planning. 'At Patrax Events, we bake that cake thatdelight and meet the clients taste, decorate event venues (weddings, birthdays, AGMs etc), we also make beautiful beads and install wallpapers (regular and 3Ds).' He was initially working as an attach with some bakers and events managers after []The post Meet Richard Patrick Okorie The CEO of Patrax Events appeared first on The Spark. 

Mon, 15 Jan 2018
AS was often the case in the past, officials of the Eko Electricity Distribution Company, EKEDC, recently stormed the popular Festac Town in Lagos for another round of mass disconnection due to what they claimed was the continued refusal by the residents to pay their electricity bills. But it was a mission that almost turned into a tragic misadventure.The post Electricity: The high cost of living in darkness appeared first on Vanguard News. 

Mon, 15 Jan 2018
Security operatives in Makurdi the Benue state capital, late Sunday night dispersed selected youths at the Ankpa Quarters area of town who had gathered to unleash mayhem in that area of the town.The post Security personnel disperse youths, stop further riots in Makurdi appeared first on Vanguard News.