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NIGERIA NEWSPAPERS: TODAY'S THE VANGUARD NEWSPAPER HEADLINES [1ST FEBRUARY , 2018].


Below are the headlines found on The Vanguard Online Newspaper for today, Thursday, 1st February, 2018.

Thu, 01 Feb 2018
THE Federal Government, yesterday, explained the controversy surrounding the issue of subsidy payment, saying  technically, no subsidy was being paid to the importers of petroleum products, but Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation, NNPC, to take care of the under recovery from the loss incurred in the importation. The under recovery, which the NNPC pays to cover the loss, was money that should have been shared among the three tiers of government.
Minister of Finance, Mrs. Kemi Adeosun, made the explanation while fielding questions from State House correspondents, after the weekly Federal Executive Council, FEC, meeting, presided over by President Muhammadu Buhari at the Council Chamber, Presidential Villa, Abuja. Adeosun said technically speaking, there was no longer subsidy paid to oil marketers, adding that NNPC was currently under recovering for the loss in the importation of refined products because it was the sole importers of the product, which sells at less than the cost price, thereby losing huge amount of money to defray the extra cost of importation of the product. According to the minister, the effect of that is being borne by all tiers of government, including ordinary Nigerians, which had reflected in the downward trend in the accrual into the Federation Account. But responding to question on who pays the differentials between N171 landing cost for petroleum and N145 pump price, the Finance Minister said “on the question of subsidy, the price of oil for Nigeria today is a double edged sword. So, every dollar that goes up, we get more revenue but also because we are importing refined petroleum, increases the landing cost of fuel.” Also commenting on the budget benchmark and excess crude, Adeosun said: “Let me explain how the price is structured. The budget is a function of price and quantity. Excess crude kicked in when both price and quantity are exceeded. Now if you look at the oil price for last year and most of this year and quantity, the quantity has frequently been below the target and so you don’t necessarily get the straight credit into exceed crude as a result of oil price. “Having said that, with the oil price consistently higher now we should begin to start seeing some accruals into our exceed crude going forward because we are starting to see some recovery in quantity. “But remember that the quantity estimate is 2.5 million barrels per day and it must be consistent every day and the price above the benchmark before you get automatic credit into excess crude.”


Thu, 01 Feb 2018
Benue State governor, Samuel Ortom, yesterday approved the imposition of a dusk-to-dawn curfew on Gboko town from yesterday, January 31, 2018, until further notice to stop further killings in the area, following the killing of seven persons in the area.The post Killing of 7: Gov Ortom slams curfew on Gboko appeared first on Vanguard News. 

Thu, 01 Feb 2018
SLAY Festival, an outdoor celebration of innovation, culture and technology is back for its second edition, bringing together women across Africa for an educational yet entertaining experience.The post Funke Opeke, Betty Irabor, Omotola, others lead discussion at SLAY festival appeared first on Vanguard News. 

Thu, 01 Feb 2018
GOVERNOR Okezie Ikpeazu of Abia State has tasked stakeholders in the judiciary to join hands and work hard to ensure that justice is quickly done in all cases on trial, saying that justice delayed is justice denied.The post Ikpeazu tasks judiciary on justice delivery appeared first on Vanguard News. 

Thu, 01 Feb 2018
YOLA'A N20 argument between two rank and file policemen in Madagali Local Government Area of Adamawa State has claimed the life of one of them, Sergeant Emmanuel Timothy, who was recently deployed from Mobile 13 Makurdi, Benue State to Adamawa State.The post Police corporal kills sergeant over N20 Ogogoro change in Adamawa appeared first on Vanguard News. 

Thu, 01 Feb 2018
LAGOS'Tragedy struck yesterday, when four persons, including a three-year-old boy, lost their lives in an auto crash which occurred on Kara Bridge on the Lagos-Ibadan Expressway.The post 3-yr-old boy, 3 others die in Lagos-Ibadan auto crash appeared first on Vanguard News. 

Thu, 01 Feb 2018
Some directors of the crisis-riddled Nigerian prime intelligence outfit, National Intelligence Agency, NIA, have written to a parliamentary committee investigating the recent leadership change in the institution, calling attention to possible security implications of the action.The post National security at risk, NIA directors write House of Reps appeared first on Vanguard News. 

Thu, 01 Feb 2018
TROOPS of the Nigerian Army have killed a famous spiritual leader in Benue State during a raid on his shrine at Tor-Dunga town, Katsina-Ala Local Government Area of the state.The post Troops kill 'Spiritual Counsellor' to Gana, wanted Benue crime lord appeared first on Vanguard News. 

Thu, 01 Feb 2018
GOVERNOR David Umahi of Ebonyi State yesterday, threatened to stop the salaries of any traditional ruler, who fails to furnish the state government with the location and records of mining sites in the state.The post IGR: Umahi threatens to stop salaries of traditional rulers appeared first on Vanguard News. 

Thu, 01 Feb 2018
By Nwafor Sunday AWKA'THE National Coordinator APGA Media Warriors Forum, Evang Chinedu Obigwe on Sunday replied Dr. Hygers Igwebuike over his statement against Governor Willie Obiano of Anambra State and Independent National Electoral Commission, INEC. Igwebuike had said in a national newspaper that Governor Obiano's election was illegitimate and would soon hand over when theRead MoreThe post APGA chieftain tackles Igwebuike over comment against Obiano appeared first on Vanguard News. 

Thu, 01 Feb 2018
Leading traditional rulers in Nigeria have commended Governor Nyesom Wike of Rivers State for executing people-oriented projects for the benefit of Rivers people.The post Monarchs laud Wike for execution of people-oriented projects appeared first on Vanguard News. 

Thu, 01 Feb 2018
Governor Seriake Dickson of Bayelsa State has assured Bayelsans that the first aircraft to land in the state's international airport is expected in June.The post First aircraft to land in Bayelsa Airport June 2018 'Dickson appeared first on Vanguard News. 

Thu, 01 Feb 2018
The arena which has just been renovated by the Bayelsa State government will be commissioned soon. Bayelsa United and Delta Force were allowed to test run the Geo technology pitch, under closed door, by the contractor handling the project, Monimichelle.The post Samson Siasia Stadium turf thrills Agali appeared first on Vanguard News. 

Thu, 01 Feb 2018
THE Senate, yesterday resolved to investigate the low remittances by the Joint Admissions and Matriculation Board, JAMB, even as it planned to extend its probe to West African Examination Council, WAEC and National Examination Council, NECO.The post Senate to investigate low JAMB remittance before 2016 appeared first on Vanguard News. 

Thu, 01 Feb 2018
Barring any last minute change, former President, Chief Olusegun Obasanjo is expected to launch his much-touted Coalition for Nigeria Movement, CMN, in Ogun State at the state secretariat of the Nigeria Union of Journalists, Oke-Ilewo Abeokuta.The post Obasanjo to launch CMN in Abeokuta today appeared first on Vanguard News. 

Thu, 01 Feb 2018
A Makurdi Federal High Court, presided over by Justice Joseph Aneke, has struck out the fundamental rights suit filed by Alhaji Abubakar Tsav against eight joint respondents in the case against Benue State government, the Attorney General of State and eight others.The post Court dismisses Tsav's rights suit appeared first on Vanguard News. 

Thu, 01 Feb 2018
Niger chapter of Buhari Campaign Organisation on Wednesday said it had concluded arrangements to organise a one-million-man march for President Mohammadu Buhari in Minna.The post Buhari Campaign Organisation plans 1m-man march in Minna appeared first on Vanguard News. 

Thu, 01 Feb 2018
Barring any unforeseen circumstance, former President, Chief Olusegun Obasanjo is billed to launch his much-touted Coalition for Nigeria Movement (CMN), Ogun State Chapter at the Ogun State Secretariat of the Nigeria Union of Journalists, Oke-Ilewo Abeokuta on Thursday.The post Breaking: Obasanjo to launch CMN in Abeokuta Thursday appeared first on Vanguard News. 

Thu, 01 Feb 2018
Lauretta Onochie, President Muhammadu Buhari's Special Assistant on Social Media has declared that they are not confused as to who will lead Nigeria come 2019.The post 2019: Name, promote your alternative to our option, Lauretta Onochie tells opposition appeared first on Vanguard News. 

Thu, 01 Feb 2018
The Independent National Commission (INEC) has solicited the collaboration of Nigerian Communications Commission (NCC) and telecommunications operators for deployment of electronic devices in the conduct of 2019 general elections.The post 2019: Time has come to electronically collate, transmit election results INEC appeared first on Vanguard News. 

Thu, 01 Feb 2018
The number of Micro, Small and Medium Enterprises (MSMEs) operating in Nigeria doubled over two years between 2011 and 2013, from 17.9 million to 39 million.The post MSMEs in Nigeria doubled over 2 years Fidelity Bank MD appeared first on Vanguard News. 

Thu, 01 Feb 2018
The Tony Elumelu Foundation (TEF) is set to provide 1,000 startups with training, mentorship and $5,000 in funding as it opens application for the 2018 edition of the Tony Elumelu Entrepreneurship Programme (TEEP).The post TEF to train 1000 entrepreneurs in 2018 appeared first on Vanguard News. 

Thu, 01 Feb 2018
Nigeria has been ranked 90th in the world and 23rd in Africa on budget transparency out of 115 countries globally and 38 African countries in the 2017 Open Budget Index (OBI) survey which was released yesterday.The post Budget transparency: Nigeria ranks 90th in world, 23rd in Africa appeared first on Vanguard News. 

Thu, 01 Feb 2018
Nova Merchant Bank said it has designed investment banking products that will help Nigerian businesses attract foreign direct investment (FDI).Chairman, Nova Merchant Bank, Mr. Phillips Oduoza disclosed this during an interview with journalists in Lagos.The post Nova Merchant Bank moves to facilitate FDI into Nigeria appeared first on Vanguard News. 

Thu, 01 Feb 2018
In furtherance of its reform agenda to boost business environment in the country, the Federal Government will commence the third 60-day National Action Plan (NAP 3.0) from 5th February to 5th April 2018, to drive its ease of doing business initiative.The post FG unveils 3rd plan to boost ease of doing business appeared first on Vanguard News. 

Thu, 01 Feb 2018
The naira Wednesday appreciated to N360.00 per dollar in the Investors and Exporters (I&E) window of the foreign exchange market.The post Naira appreciates to N360.00/$ in I&E appeared first on Vanguard News. 

Thu, 01 Feb 2018
Nigerian Breweries Plc, NB, makers of Goldberg lager beer, said it is taking its 'Isedowo' campaign to Oyo State to empower successful artisans with grants of N300,000 each to grow their business.The post NB to empower artisans in Oyo through Isedowo appeared first on Vanguard News. 

Thu, 01 Feb 2018
Two players in the Nigerian retail and hospitality industry, VEEDA Nigeria and EPOS Solutions, at the weekend signed a partnership that would see both organisations working together to deliver superior inventory management solutions to small and large scale sized companies in the country.The post VEEDA, EPOS partner to boost business operations appeared first on Vanguard News. 

Thu, 01 Feb 2018
THE Federal Government Wednesday explained the controversy surrounding the issue of subsidy payment, saying that technically no subsidy was being paid to the importers of petroleum products, but the Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation, NNPC, was taking care of the under recovery from the loss incurred in the importation.The post Technically today, there is no subsidy but Adeosun appeared first on Vanguard News. 

Thu, 01 Feb 2018
I have seen your reactions to my various nuggets advocating for chastity on the part of men and women until they are married. One of your reactions is that the idea of maintaining your virginity until marriage is untenable in the 21st Century.The post Open Letter to Linda Ikeji by Reno appeared first on Vanguard News. 

Thu, 01 Feb 2018
Over the past years, Mr. Abubakar's has been actively involved in high-level Ad hoc duties in Africa, doing quick review missions and providing various diplomatic services for the African Union The post Between Ahmed Abubakar and the mob appeared first on Vanguard News. 

Thu, 01 Feb 2018
In life, there are times when one takes a bold stand against certain actions, behaviours or relationships. One reaches this decision after careful, soul-searching reflection. This state of mind ' the breaking off from old ways ' most often happens after one must have navigated a bend and encountered a better deal, a more promising future, one that ensures that evil is not just kept at bay, but that the change is assured, visible and convincing.The post PDP's failed mission in Edo 

Thu, 01 Feb 2018
Those born with the zodiac sign of Aquarius are often described by astrologists as people filled with 'adventure, thrills and creativity in their lives', which ultimately give them a deep sense of fulfillment. They are also described as 'strong-willed' and always determined 'to go the extra mile to make it big, be it their careerRead MoreThe post For Henry Seriake Dickson @ 52 appeared first on Vanguard News. 

Thu, 01 Feb 2018
The Vice President, Prof. Yemi Osibanjo has called on Nigerians to have a unique Identification under the digital identity scheme.The post Osinbajo harps on importance of unique identification for Nigerians appeared first on Vanguard News. 

Thu, 01 Feb 2018
Falconets' ace forward Rasheedat Ajibade and veteran midfielder Osas Igbinovia are at the top of a 35 'woman list of players invited to the camp of the Super Falcons ahead of the upcoming WAFU Women Cup of Nations taking place in Cote d'Ivoire, 10th ' 24th February 2018.The post WAFU Cup: Ajibade, Igbinovia, 33 others hit Falcons' camp appeared first on Vanguard News. 

Thu, 01 Feb 2018
Police in Israel are now investigating a death threat issued against Nigeria international John Ogu by an extremist group of fans from a rival Israeli club.The post Police investigate death threat against Eagles star appeared first on Vanguard News. 

Thu, 01 Feb 2018
Bournemouth stunned Chelsea with three second-half goals in a 3-0 Premier League victory on Wednesday, inflicting on the champions their first home defeat in four months.The post Chelsea stunned 3-0 at home by buoyant Bournemouth appeared first on Vanguard News. 

Thu, 01 Feb 2018
Surprise 2018 African Nations Championship (CHAN) star Ayoub el Kaabi scored twice as hosts Morocco overcame Libya 3-1 after extra time Wednesday in a Casablanca semi-final thriller.The post El Kaabi stars as Morocco, Nigeria reach final appeared first on Vanguard News. 

Thu, 01 Feb 2018
Nigeria's Super Eagles on Wednesday beat Sudan 1-0 at Marrakech in Morocco to advance to their first-ever final match appearance at the African Nations Championship (CHAN).The post Nigeria v Sudan: How Super Eagles reached CHAN final appeared first on Vanguard News. 

Thu, 01 Feb 2018
President Muhammadu Buhari has congratulated the home-based Super Eagles of Nigeria on their victory over Sudan in the semi-final of the 2018 Championship of African Nations (CHAN) in Marrakesh, Morocco.The post Nigeria v Sudan: Buhari hails Super Eagles appeared first on Vanguard News. 

Thu, 01 Feb 2018
Nigeria's home based Super Eagles have qualified for the finals of the African Nations Championship(CHAN), their first ever, after edging Sudan 1-0 in the semi-final played in Marrakech.The post Breaking: Super Eagles to battle hosts Morocco in CHAN final appeared first on Vanguard News. 

Thu, 01 Feb 2018
Spanish La Liga side Las Palmas have confirmed the signing of Nigeria international Oghenekaro Etebo on a temporary basis, subject to a routine medical.The post Las Palmas confirm Etebo appeared first on Vanguard News. 

Thu, 01 Feb 2018
#CHAN2018: Live UpdateThe post #CHAN2018: Sudan vs Nigeria- Live Update appeared first on Vanguard News. 

Thu, 01 Feb 2018
Now you also have to realise that the office of the Attorney-General, as much as possible, anytime we take things, especially criminal cases to court, our intention is to win. We don't have time for frivolities.The post Its in the power of AGs to enter nolle prosequi in criminal cases 'Kazeem appeared first on Vanguard News. 

Thu, 01 Feb 2018
With less than six months to the end of the tenure of the Abubakar Balarabe Mahmoud, SAN-led executive and the election of new national officers to pilot the affairs of the Nigerian Bar Association, NBA for the next two years, the Eastern Bar Forum, EBF will on Saturday in Port Harcourt, Rivers State, during its quarterly meeting endorse candidates that will fly its flag in the forthcoming NBA elections pending the lifting of the ban on campaigns by the National Executive Committee, NEC of the N 

Thu, 01 Feb 2018
The Nigerian Bar Association, NBA, has inaugurated a 10- member committee to overseethe implementation of the Administration of Criminal Justice Law in the state.The post NBA inaugurates Administration of Criminal Justice Act Implementation Cttee appeared first on Vanguard News. 

Thu, 01 Feb 2018
It is not 'realpolitik' to pray that your opponent dies before election. Or to resort to blackmail and subterfuge in the hope of being awarded a walkover-victoryThe post The politics of Realpolitik appeared first on Vanguard News. 

Thu, 01 Feb 2018
Nigerians have realised that the safety of cows is more important to the APC Federal Government than the lives and property of Nigerians who voted them into power The post Dan-Ali is unfit as Defence Minister appeared first on Vanguard News. 

Thu, 01 Feb 2018
SUMMIT University, Offa in Kwara State can now boast of a 500-seater ultra-modern lecture theatre courtesy of the chief executive officer of Caverton Helicopters, Mr. Remi Makanjuola in memory of his late mother, Alhaja Adiat Abegbe Makanjuola.The post Summit Varsity gets lecture theatre courtesy of Remi Makanjuola appeared first on Vanguard News. 

Thu, 01 Feb 2018
PUBLIC and private secondary schools across the country have been urged to register their best JSS 3 and SSS2 candidates for the 2018 Cowbellpedia Senior Secondary Mathematics Television Quiz show on or before the deadline of Sunday, February 11.The post Schools mobilise candidates for 2018 Cowbellpedia Mathematics appeared first on Vanguard News. 

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