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NIGERIA NEWSPAPERS: TODAY'S THE VANGUARD NEWSPAPER HEADLINES [19 JANUARY, 2018]


Below are the headlines found on The Vanguard Online Newspaper for today, Friday, 19 January, 2017.

Fri, 19 Jan 2018
The Abuja Division of the Federal High Court,  yesterday, declined to set-aside the order that designated the Indigeniuos People of Biafra, IPOB, as a terrorist organisation.
The court, in a ruling that was delivered by the Acting Chief Judge of the Federal High Court, Justice Abdul Abdu-Kafarati, dismissed the application IPOB filed to challenge the September 20, 2017, order that outlawed its activities in Nigeria. Justice Kafarati said he was persuaded by an affidavit evidence and exhibits the Attorney General of the Federation and Minister of Justice, Mr. Abubakar Malami,   SAN, adduced before the court, which he said showed that existence of the IPOB constituted a threat to national security. 

Though he acknowledged that every Nigerian citizen has the right to assemble freely and to form or belong to any association for the protection of his interests, Justice Kafarati however stressed that under  section 45 of the 1999 Constitution, as amended, such right could be curtailed “in the interest of defence, public safety, public order, public morality or public health”, as well as “for the purpose of protecting the rights and freedom of other persons”. 

He further dismissed the argument of counsel to the IPOB, Mr. Ifeanyi Ejiofor, that the group, not being a registered entity in Nigeria, could not be validly sued by the Federal Government. The court maintained that the fact that IPOB claimed that it was registered in so many countries outside Nigeria, did not exculpate it from legal liabilities if it was found to have by its activities, violated any law in Nigeria “The question  is whether a foreigner in Nigeria is subject to Nigerian law? Can that foreigner be arrested and prosecuted in Nigeria? The answer is yes. “It is therefore my considered view that the argument of Ejiofor has no basis. I hold that the applicant is subject to Nigerian law and courts”, the Judge added. More so, he held that the proscription order he issued against IPOB in chambers was proper in law since it was based on an ex-parte motion that was anchored on provisions of the Terrorism Prevention Act, adding that the motion was backed with “Presidential approval.” 

Consequently, it resolved all three issues that were formulated against the proscription order against the IPOB, and also awarded a cost of N500, 000 against the outlawed group. Meanwhile, shortly after the judgment, IPOB’s lawyer, Ejiofor, vowed to take the case before the Court of Appeal. Ejiofor decried that the Judge failed to consider fundamental issues that IPOB raised in its application. IPOB  had asked the court to vacate the proscription order which it said was surreptitiously obtained by the AGF.

Fri, 19 Jan 2018
resident Muhammadu Buhari has formally reacted to the release of the 2019 election timetable and schedule of activities by the Independent National Electoral Commission INEC, warning actors in the political space against a resort to violence in an attempt to sway electoral support, or in the event that they are rejected at the polls. 
President Buhari spoke Thursday in Abuja while delivering a keynote address at the 15th Daily Trust Dialogue which had as its theme, ‘Nigeria and the Challenges of 2019’. This was as he said his election as president in 2015 was a reflection of the will of Nigerians, a position that was immediately denounced by one of the three key speakers and former Governor of Jigawa state, Sule Lamido who posited that the 2015 elections were defined by the “lies and propaganda of a coalition of desperate politicians” under the aegis of the All Progressives Congress APC. “The elections that ushered the ‘change’ government into power in 2015 reflected the will of the Nigerian people and was widely acclaimed as transparent and peaceful. “From Umuahia to Damaturu, Jalingo to Osogbo, our people queued for long hours at their polling units and kept vigil as election officials tabulated their votes. And then the big one: the then outgoing president, Dr Goodluck Jonathan historically set the tone for future political conduct in the country by graciously accepting defeat in a keenly contested race”, the president recalled. He said the election timetable is a reminder to politicians and other stakeholders that the 2019 general elections were fast approaching. Represented by the Secretary to the Government of the Federation, Mr Boss Mustapha, the president said his predecessor, President Goodluck Jonathan by his actions in 2015, had already set the tone for decent political conduct in the country. “I also call on politicians and political parties to pledge their commitment to the peaceful democratic process by urging their supporters to respect the electoral process and restrain them from violence. All aggrieved parties should seek redress through constitutional means and respect for the rule of law. “On our part, I want to assure Nigerians that my administration will not condone any violence, support any individual or groups that undermine citizens’ confidence in the ability of the country’s political institutions to conduct peaceful and successful elections”, he said. Allow Attorney Generals handle Election Disputes -Ajibola Chairman of the occasion and former Judge of the International Court of Justice ICJ, Prince Bola Ajibola on his part, advised the federal government to allow Commissioners of Justice and Attorneys General in the states to handle 2019 election disputes. Ajibola, a former Minister of Justice and Attorney General of the Federation, said; “The point I am making is to allow the Attorneys-General and Commissioners of Justice in all the states to handle as Judges the cases of election petition by moving them around the states, come 2019 so that non will preside over matters in his own state and will definitely serve in another state either jointly, with a panel or alone”.

Fri, 19 Jan 2018
THE recent murder of men, women and children in Benue State and Taraba State by Fulani herdsmen has provoked tension across the country to the extent that citizens want preventive measures. In the light of that, Vanguard made findings across the states in the Southwest geopolitical zone to know what their respective governments are doing to prevent such occurrence. We won’t prohibit cattle rearing — Ondo govt 
In a bid to ensure peaceful co-existence of farmers and herdsmen in the state, the Ondo State government said it would not prohibit cattle rearing but was quick to point out that plans are underway to regulate the activities of   herdsmen and their cattle. The Senior Special Assistant to the state governor, Mr. Akin Olotu, in an interview with Vanguard in Akure, said the government has no intention to either ban grazing or restrict anyone from farming. Asides this, the state government said it is yet to take a decision on Federal Government’s proposed establishment of cattle colonies. Olotu said the government was still studying the policy and would make its decision known soon. However a farmer opined that the new policy should first be experimented in the North and if successful those in the down south would follow suit. He said: “let the cattle colonies start first in the North. New technologies like this should first be experimented and if successful other people will do the same.” Olotu noted that government met with stakeholders, herdsmen and farmer recently in a bid to find a lasting solution to the crisis between Fulani herdsmen and farmers in the state which have assumed a frightening dimension in the last few weeks. He said: “We are not going to prohibit cattle rearing in Ondo state, we are going to regulate it. It is not a crime to rear or own cattle in any part of the state, but it has to be done legitimately, it has to be done in such a way that someone’s  business is not used to destroy another person’s business. “So what we have in Ondo state is cattle rearing regulation in which case there will be dos and don’ts.” Olotu said  stakeholders at the meeting resolved that there should be a form of identification for all the cattle rearers and their cattle to now identify some of the erring herdsmen. Part of the resolution reached included the setting up of a committee which will include security agents, farmers, herdsmen, members of Fulani Myeti Allah and Hausa community. The committee would be put in place in all the 18 local government areas of the state to reduce the incessant attacks and destruction of farmlands. Though Governor Rotimi Akeredolu  decried the security challenge posed by activities of Fulani herdsmen in some parts of the country, he said “while the challenge of Boko Haram is yet to subside, the new challenge of herdsmen which has assumed a national dimension has reared its ugly head.”
Fri, 19 Jan 2018
The Sultan of Sokoto, Alhaji Mohammad Sa’ad Abubakar III, yesterday, indicted the federal government and security agencies over the killings of farmers by Fulani herdsmen across the country, including Benue and Taraba states. He also exonerated  Miyetti Allah Cattle Breeders Association of Nigeria, MACBAN, of any culpability in the recent killings of farmers in some parts of the country by suspected Fulani herdsmen. The Sultan spoke on a day hundreds of Benue indigenes stormed the National Assembly, Abuja, protesting against federal government’s proposed cattle colony. This is even as Benue State governor, Samuel Ortom, yesterday, dismissed insinuations that the state government had 6,000 armed militia, just as suspected herdsmen also, yesterday, killed a pregnant woman in Ekiti, barely 24 hours after Governor Ayo Fayose had a meeting with MACBAN, farmers and local hunters in the state. Failure of FG, security  agencies Speaking at the General Assembly of Interfaith Dialogue Forum for Peace, IDFP, in Abuja, Sultan Abubakar III, expressed shock that the federal government and security agencies had done nothing about herdsmen bearing arms in the country, despite the series of attacks they had launched against communities in different parts of the country. Noting that MACBAN had no control over any Fulani man, Sultan Abubakar, who attributed the massacre of innocent lives to the handiwork of some criminal elements, charged the Federal Government and security agencies to urgently fish out perpetrators of the heinous crime and prosecute them. He asked: “How is it possible for Fulani to attack settlements or communities to carry out killings of innocent people, destroy property and disappear without trace? Sultan Abubakar said Miyetti Allah was formed over 32 years ago to cater for the welfare and advance the growth of Fulani business. He said that any Fulani man carrying arms and ammunition was not a member of the Miyetti Allah, explaining that the group which is now under his leadership as Grand Patron, was never a criminal group. Miyetti Allah not  criminal group Sultan Abubakar, who berated those calling for proscription of the group, challenged them to as well call for proscription of other Socio-ethnic organisations such as Afenifere, Ohanaeze Ndigbo and Arewa Consultative Forum, among others. He said: “Miyetti Allah doesn’t control any Fulani man. Calling for proscription of Miyetti Allah is equivalent to calling for the proscription of other ethnic organisations like Afenifere, ACF, Ohanaeze and others. “It was formed 32 years ago and these crises were not there.   I am the patron and we have never asked Fulani herdsman to kill anybody. “Any Fulani man caught killing is a criminal and should be treated as such. What are the security agencies doing? If they have failed, they should accept that they have failed. “What is going on is not an ethnic problem; it’s not a religious problem, it’s an economic problem.” On the way out, the Sultan, who advocated dialogue, said:  “What we need is to sit down and dialogue.   As religious leaders, we have to be very careful what we say, because it carries weight; our followers listen to us very seriously. “We must believe in one another, trust and love ourselves because that is what our two major religions advocate. We must continue to speak with one voice.  We should not be labeling everybody a criminal because his brother is a criminal.

Fri, 19 Jan 2018
The Debt Management Office, DMO, has released the Federal Government's Bond Issuance Calendar for the first quarter of 2018.The post DMO releases FGs Bond Issuance Calendar for 2018 appeared first on Vanguard News. 

Fri, 19 Jan 2018
THE World Bank-assisted Fadama III additional financing programme has mapped out 340 hectares of land in Enugu State to commence dry season rice production.The post FADAMA earmarks 340 hectares for dry season rice production appeared first on Vanguard News. 

Fri, 19 Jan 2018
FOLLOWING reports that the governments of Enugu and Abia states have rejected the proposed cattle colonies by the Federal Government, Imolites are apprehensive that Imo State governor, Rochas Okorocha, has not toed the same line.The post CATTLE COLONIES: Okorocha's silence worries Imo residents appeared first on Vanguard News. 

Fri, 19 Jan 2018
ENUGU State lawmakers, will soon pass into law, the 2018 budget appropriation bill presented by Gov. Ifeanyi Ugwuanyi to the House on December 28, 2017.The post Enugu assembly set to pass 2018 budget appeared first on Vanguard News. 

Fri, 19 Jan 2018
APeoples Democratic Party, PDP, chieftain, Chief Sunny Onuesoke, has supported the statement credited to Senator Shehu Sani, representing Kaduna Central, over President Muhammadu Buhari's actions towards alleged Fulani herdsmen killing of Benue farmers.The post Benue massacre: Onuesoke backs Shehu Sani's statement on Buhari appeared first on Vanguard News. 

Fri, 19 Jan 2018
DISTURBED by the state of the National Agency for Food Drug Administration and Control, NAFDAC,laboratories, the new Director General of the Agency, Prof. Mojisola Adeyeye, has warned that the agency will no longer entertain third party purchase of equipment.The post State of NAFDACs laboratories, equipment worries new DG appeared first on Vanguard News. 

Fri, 19 Jan 2018
THE Esama of Ukepedi Kingdom in Ughelli, Delta State, Olorogun Okiemute Okwagbe, has called on IPMAN National Executive Council, NEC, to conduct the IPMAN general election in Warri depot as stated in IPMAN constitution.The post Okwagbe urges IPMAN NEC to conduct election in Warri depot appeared first on Vanguard News. 

Fri, 19 Jan 2018
THE Pentecostal Fellowship of Nigeria, PFN, has decried the incessant killings of innocent Nigerians by marauding herdsmen across Nigeria, citing the continuous massacre of innocent Nigerians in Benue and Kaduna states.The post Treat killer herdsmen as terrorists, PFN tells FG appeared first on Vanguard News. 

Fri, 19 Jan 2018
President Muhammadu Buhari has formally reacted to the release of the 2019 election timetable and schedule of activities by the Independent National Electoral Commission INEC, warning actors in the political space against a resort to violence in an attempt to sway electoral support, or in the event that they are rejected at the polls.The post My election, will of Nigerian People Buhari appeared first on Vanguard News. 

Fri, 19 Jan 2018
GOVERNOR Rotimi Akeredolu, yesterday, appealed to aggrieved leaders and members of the All Progressives Congress, APC, to forget the past and join hands with him to move the state forward.The post ONDO: Akeredolu seeks truce with aggrieved APC leaders appeared first on Vanguard News. 

Fri, 19 Jan 2018
ABUJA'Speaker of the House of Representatives, Yakubu Dogara, has urged President Muhammadu Buhari to urgently sign into law the Petroleum Industry Governance Bills, PIGB, when it gets to him.The post Dogara urges Buhari to sign PIGB appeared first on Vanguard News. 

Fri, 19 Jan 2018
THE Lagos State Government yesterday demolished no fewer than 21 buildings allegedly erected illegally on government's land in Ogudu axis, to restore original master plan of the community.The post Building Collapse: Lagos demolishes 21 structures appeared first on Vanguard News. 

Fri, 19 Jan 2018
ACTING Director of Akwa Ibom State Fire Service, Mr. Ubong Umoh, yesterday, said the department received zero allocation in the past three years.The post A-Ibom Fire Service received zero allocation in three years 'Umoh appeared first on Vanguard News. 

Fri, 19 Jan 2018
SENATE President, Bukola Saraki, has administered the oath of office on the former national chairman of the All Progressive Grand Alliance, APGA, Victor Umeh as a Senator in the chamber, before Thursday' plenary.The post Saraki swears in Victor Umeh appeared first on Vanguard News. 

Fri, 19 Jan 2018
FORMER Chairman of Oredo Local Government Area, Mr Osaro Obaze, the Oredo Local Government Area chapter of the Ohaneze Ndigbo, Tricycle Owners Association of Nigeria, Edo State chapter, have endorsed Dr Tom Obaseki for chairman of Oredo Local Government Area in the forthcoming March 3, 2018 Local Government election.The post Oredo LG poll: Former Chairman, Ohaneze Ndigbo, endorse Tom appeared first on Vanguard News. 

Fri, 19 Jan 2018
The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) has chided the All Progressives Congress (APC) governors and some serving ministers on their silence on the failure of President Muhammadu Buhari to visit Benue state over the killings of scores of citizens in the state by suspected Fulani herdsmen recently.The post Benue killings: You are hypocrites, PDP tells APC governors, ministers appeared first on Vanguard News. 

Fri, 19 Jan 2018
Former Vice President and chieftain of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), Atiku Abubakar has expressed sadness over the death of many in Wednesday evening suicide bombing in Maiduguri, the Borno State Capital.The post Atiku mourns Maiduguris blast victims appeared first on Vanguard News. 

Fri, 19 Jan 2018
ENUGU'THE Enugu State House of Assembly has declared that state governors were no longer the chief security officers of their states.The post Govs no longer Chief Security Officers ' Enugu Assembly appeared first on Vanguard News. 

Fri, 19 Jan 2018
The African Development Bank, (AfDB) yesterday said that it would increase its investments in Nigeria to $8 billion by next year.The post 'I said at the time that Nigeria was too big to fail appeared first on Vanguard News. 

Fri, 19 Jan 2018
The Women Empowerment ProgrammeScheme Synergy (WEPSS) instituted by oil and gas logistics giant, INTELS Nigeria Limited has produced 200 women graduated for the 2017 session.The post 200 women graduate from INTELS empowerment programme appeared first on Vanguard News. 

Fri, 19 Jan 2018
The naira Thursday appreciated to N360.70 per dollar in the Investors and Exporters (I&E) window, even as the nation's external reserves recorded $405.5 million increase Week-on-Week.The post Naira depreciates further to N360.70/$ in I&E as external reserves gain $405.5m appeared first on Vanguard News. 

Fri, 19 Jan 2018
The Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) has extended period for the free e-dividend registration to Feb. 28, to encourage more shareholders participation in the initiative.The post SEC extends e-dividend free registration till Feb. 28 appeared first on Vanguard News. 

Fri, 19 Jan 2018
The Civics Art Table, TACT, organiser of Nigeria's first ever Satire Festival, has unveiled its theme for this year, adopting 2018 as Nigeria's 'Year of The Youth'. TACT said that, in keeping with this theme, it would advocate the inclusion of a measurable and significant youth component in the plans, policies, and activities of publicRead MoreThe post Organiser of Satire Festival sets Youth and Electoral agenda for 2018 appeared first on Vanguard News. 

Fri, 19 Jan 2018
AT the end, after sailing through a very ferocious and turbulent political tide, the People Democratic Party, PDP, had a successful electable national convention in December 2017. The Convention needs to be seen as a great achievement, against the background of the rough road the PDP travelled after the 2015 General election. The PDP, thenRead MoreThe post Permutation and manipulation of PDP's convention appeared first on Vanguard News. 

Fri, 19 Jan 2018
Smartphones have clear-ly evolved. In this new era, a number of apps are now connected to medical health care and safety. These apps are very easy to operate and can help in a case of emergency. Here are ways your smartphone can save your life.The post How your smart phone can save your life appeared first on Vanguard News. 

Fri, 19 Jan 2018
Abia State governor, Okezie Ikpeazu and the contractor handling Enyimba Stadium, Aba, Ebi Egbe has struck a new deal that would see the arena completed in a matter of weeks.The post Ikpeazu, contractor strike fresh accord over Enyimba Stadium appeared first on Vanguard News. 

Fri, 19 Jan 2018
Coach Gernot Rohr is unwittingly stirring up the hornet's nest by allowing wives and girlfriends (WAGS) of Super Eagles players into the camp of the team at the 2018 FIFA World Cup in Russia, says a former NFF boss, Kojo Williams.The post Kojo kicks against WAGS for Eagles camp appeared first on Vanguard News. 

Fri, 19 Jan 2018
Legendary singer, 2face Idibia, on Wednesday, paid a condolence visit to his state governor, Samuel Ortom of Benue state, over the recent herdsmen killings in the state. 2face was received at the Government House by the governor and members of his cabinet.The post Tuface storms Benue State over recent herdsmen killings appeared first on Vanguard News. 

Fri, 19 Jan 2018
The Super Eagles have remained static in the latest monthly FIFA Ranking of national teams released yesterday by the Federation of International Football Associations (FIFA).The post Eagles static in latest FIFA Ranking appeared first on Vanguard News. 

Fri, 19 Jan 2018
The Ooni of Ife, His Imperial Majesty, Oba Adeyeye Enitan Ogunwusi has officially proclaimed popular voice-over artiste cum filmmaker, Dotun Taylor, as a Yoruba Cultural Ambassador.The post Ooni of Ife appoints popular film maker, Dotun Taylor appeared first on Vanguard News. 

Fri, 19 Jan 2018
Organizers of Big Brother Naija reality show has announced the return of ex-housemates ahead of the kicking off of this year's edition.The post BBNaija set to reunite ex-housemates! appeared first on Vanguard News. 

Fri, 19 Jan 2018
It is like the kettle calling pot black, let me say quickly, who is more noted for lying is it PDP or APC. PDP is a lying party, it is a party of pathological liars. Let me cite example of what I'm saying, sometimes ago, Mr Fayose went to China, using our money, he pretended as if he was addressing people at an economic submit, whereas he was just at a train station. That was terrible.The post PDP, party of pathological liars ' Olatunbosun appeared first on Vanguard News. 

Fri, 19 Jan 2018
It is no more news that Nigeria got 95,000 slots for Hajj 2018. This was the same number of slots granted Nigeria for 2017 Hajj by the Saudi government. The slots were shared 75,000 and 20,000 to the State Pilgrims Welfare Boards/Commissions/Agencies and the private tour companies respectively.The post 95,000 Hajj slots: The task before Ulama, Media appeared first on Vanguard News. 

Fri, 19 Jan 2018
The conscious man accepts the reality of al-qiyaamah and the truth of al-Jannah. In his life, the conscious man works to attain the soul of mutmainah or the soul of the true servant with accepted service. The conscious man is ever conscious of Death and life after deathThe post The Conscious Man appeared first on Vanguard News. 

Fri, 19 Jan 2018
We who campaigned for Buhari and urged our compatriots to vote for him in 2015 need to be honest and admit that the overall picture is disappointing'and that Buhari is not the messiah some of us expected him to beThe post Democracy and change appeared first on Vanguard News. 

Fri, 19 Jan 2018
LIBERIA, the African country with the motto: THE LOVE OF LIBERTY BROUGHT US HERE, has seen quite bloody successful and attempted coups, and survived two barbaric civil wars. However, one politician has been part of its troubled history for the past 46 years.The post Goodbye Sirleaf, We shall not miss you Owei Lakemfa appeared first on Vanguard News. 

Fri, 19 Jan 2018
There was a video of President Muhammadu Buhari that shocked me recently and undermined my confidence in his ability to end the deadly attacks by Fulani herdsmen.The post What a cow says about the President appeared first on Vanguard News. 

Fri, 19 Jan 2018
My initial plan this morning was to chat on the national youth service corps (NYSC) scheme which has been around since 1973/'74. I was motivated to do so because my daughter, whose 3 months old baby boy, Jabir is much too tender for the hustle and bustle of camp life, has been posted to the middle belt state of Plateau as part of the batch meant for camp on Tuesday 16th January.The post Only justice, fairness will stop Fulani herdsmen, farmers clashes appeared first on Vanguard News. 

Fri, 19 Jan 2018
I want you to please tell me the home truth about a lady I have been going out with for the past four years. Suddenly she says if I am not ready to marry her I should be a man enough to let her go so that she will not be frustrated much. I think she loves me but, there are other girls around trying showing green light.The post YOUR LUCK TODAY: Should I marry her' appeared first on Vanguard News. 

Fri, 19 Jan 2018
Abimbola Afeyisetan Adedeji, also known as Sisi, is into events planning, events management and she is also a professional compere (MC). She started her current career path by chance. According to her, she has been an organiser for years, but in 2013, friends made it clear to her that she could do it professionally and []The post Meet Abimbola Adedeji The Professional Compere appeared first on The Spark. 

Fri, 19 Jan 2018
By Sola Ogundipe Few days ago, the Federal Ministry of Health issued a health advisory on outbreak of food poisoning from listeriosis in South Africa. In the advisory, the Minister of Health, Prof. Isaac Adewole warned Nigerians to beware of listeriosis-food poisoning caused by eating food items such as meat, dairy products, fruits and vegetablesRead MoreThe post What to do when you experience food poisoning appeared first on Vanguard News. 

Fri, 19 Jan 2018
In a bid to ensure peaceful co-existence of farmers and herdsmen in the state, the Ondo State government said it would not prohibit cattle rearing but was quick to point out that plans are underway to regulate the activities of herdsmen and their cattle.The post Southwest on antidote for rampaging herdsmen appeared first on Vanguard News. 

Fri, 19 Jan 2018
THE Lagos State Commissioner of Police, CP, Police, Edgal Imohimi, yesterday vowed to clamp down on perpetrators of 'one chance ' and traffic robbery in the state.The post Police to clamp down on one chance robbers in Lagos appeared first on Vanguard News. 

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