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NIGERIA NEWSPAPERS: TODAY'S THE VANGUARD NEWSPAPER HEADLINES [5TH JANUARY, 2018]


Below are the headlines found on The Vanguard Online Newspaper for today, Friday, 5th January, 2017.

Fri, 05 Jan 2018
MINISTER of Interior, Lt General Abdulrahman Danbazzau,  has promised that the Federal and Benue State governments will  put heads together and collaborate to find lasting solution to the recurrent killings in Benue communities by suspected herdsmen.
The Minister, who spoke yesterday in Makurdi , when he led a delegation to commensurate with the government and people of the state on Monday’s killing of over 50 persons in the state by suspected herdsmen, blamed the killings on criminal elements and promised  that the masterminds of the carnage would be apprehended. Meanwhile,  Governor Samuel Ortom, who lamented the magnitude of killings in the crisis renewed his call for the arrest of the leadership of the Miyetti Allah Kautal Hore for earlier threatening to resist the recently enacted grazing law and also invade the state, appealed to the Federal government to support the implementation of the law “because it is intended to foster peaceful coexistence between the local farmers and herders.” Similarly, the federal lawmakers representing the state at the National Assembly, called for the immediate arrest of the leadership of the Miyetti Allah Kautal Hore, for their alleged complicity in the New Year’s Day massacre in the state. In a statement yesterday, in Makurdi, the lawmakers who were led by Senator George Akume, said their call was premised on the ground that the group had earlier threatened to invade the state if the grazing law being implemented in the state was not reversed. Appealing to the Federal Government to proscribe the Miyetti Allah Kautal Hore as a terrorist group and treat it as such,  they called on the Federal Government to set up a Judicial Commission of Inquiry into the persistent conflicts between the herders and farmers in the country.
Fri, 05 Jan 2018
The declaration was made during their summit at Arondizuogu in Imo State. The groups included Arewa Youths Forum, Arewa Youths Coalition for Peace, Northern Central Youth Club,  as well as Youths for One Nigeria, among others. This came as the Indigenous People of Biafra, IPOB, said it has successfully launched a new Radio Nigeria Hausa station for the oppressed people of the North. According to IPOB, the new station would start its maiden broadcast by 7pm tomorrow on Short Wave 15110 KHz 19 Meter Band, and would be received in the West, East  and Southern Africa. Speaking on their supoort for Igbo presidency, the Spokesperson of Arewa Youths, Alhaji Haruna Waziri, revealed that the convener of the youth summit, Mr. Iheanachor Ezeakor, has been endorsed by the group for 2019 presidency. Part of the reason given by Waziri, was that with an Igbo man as president of Nigeria, Biafran agitations would be slackened, while peace and unity of the country would be strengthened. He said: “Today, we are making history by endorsing a youth to run for the number one seat in Nigeria. Mr. Iheanacho Ezeakor is a youth, who has broken the barriers of ethnicity and religion, a youth the Northern youths believe in; a youth who is a true Nigerian. “We do not believe in things not working out; we believe that this is the time to change the narrative in Nigeria. This community, Arondizuogu is a place where democracy started in the country and that is why we are here today to correct all that had gone wrong. “We made this statement in Enugu, Lagos and Abuja; today the climax of it all is taking place in Ezeakor’s village here in Arondizuogu. “We took this step because our leaders have failed us; they are old and tired; we can do it because the youths contribute the major votes.


Fri, 05 Jan 2018
BUA International Limited has threatened legal redress over perceived forceful closure of one of its mining sites by Governor Godwin Obaseki of Edo State, without regard to a court pronouncement on maintaining status quo.The post Clamp down on BUA: Firm threatens legal action appeared first on Vanguard News. 

Fri, 05 Jan 2018
THE Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, yesterday demanded the immediate resignation of the Minister of Transportation, Rotimi Amaechi from the Federal Executive Council, FEC.The post BUHARI'S RE-ELECTION CAMPAIGN: PDP calls for Amaechi's resignation appeared first on Vanguard News. 

Fri, 05 Jan 2018
Rivers State Governor, Nyesom Ezenwo Wike has called for the establishment of a permanent scheme to cater for ex-servicemen and families of deceased ex-servicemen.The post Wike calls for scheme to carter for ex-servicemen appeared first on Vanguard News. 

Fri, 05 Jan 2018
THE leadership of the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, yesterday, stated that the defection of Senator Soni Ogbuoji, representing Ebonyi South zone of the state to the All Progressives Congress, APC, in the state was long expected as the decampee had over time become a liability to the party.The post Your defection, relief to us, PDP tells Sen Ogbuoji appeared first on Vanguard News. 

Fri, 05 Jan 2018
BARELY two years after the Nimbo massacre by herdsmen, Enugu State Governor, Ifeanyi Ugwuanyi, has concluded plans to build a police intervention division at Nkpologwu camp in Uzo- Uwani local government area of the stateThe post Ugwuanyi to build police intervention camp at Nkpologwu appeared first on Vanguard News. 

Fri, 05 Jan 2018
When she was arrested on June 29, 2017, EFCC said that she was being investigated for collecting the said money from the woman, whose husband heads the Bayelsa Office of the Federal Government owned agency.The post EFCC clears NABDA boss, Ogbadu of N23m fraud allegation appeared first on Vanguard News. 

Fri, 05 Jan 2018
THE Centre for the Vulnerable and Underprivileged, Delta State, CENTREP, yesterday, questioned the addition of N10 billion by Delta State House of Assembly to the original N298 billion proposed by Governor Ifeanyi Okowa, in his 2018 Budget, saying the act was against the law, as it was not the duty of the legislative arm of government.The post Increase of Delta budget by DTHA illegal 'CENTREP appeared first on Vanguard News. 

Fri, 05 Jan 2018
YOUTHS from the northern region, said they would back the Southeast region to produce the president of Nigeria in 2019, adding that their support would weaken the agitations for a Biafra Republic in the country.The post Why we back Igbo Presidency for 2019'Northern youths appeared first on Vanguard News. 

Fri, 05 Jan 2018
The application gives us a new and more convenient way to receive aircraft accident report in real timeThe post AIB revolutionises accident reporting, investigation with Mobile App appeared first on Vanguard News. 

Fri, 05 Jan 2018
SCORES of women from some communities in Bende Local Government Council of Abia State, have protested against what they described as massive destruction of their crops and farmland by cows under the control of Fulani herdsmen.The post Abia women protest activities of herdsmen appeared first on Vanguard News. 

Fri, 05 Jan 2018
AHEAD of tomorrow's council polls, All Progressives Congress, APC, in Delta State, yesterday, raised alarm over alleged hijack of ballot materials for election in the state by the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP.The post Delta LG polls: APC alleges hijack of ballot materials appeared first on Vanguard News. 

Fri, 05 Jan 2018
Onianwa family of Asaba, owners of the property housing the Delta State Board of Internal Revenue Office Annex and other offices situated along Benin/Asaba Expressway, Asaba, has frowned at Delta State Government, DTSG, for breaking into the property and carting their belongings without paying the two years rent owed the family.The post Onianwa family frowns at DTSG over continued indebtedness appeared first on Vanguard News. 

Fri, 05 Jan 2018
THERE are indications that the National Assembly will soon appropriate funds for the settlement of N800 billion subsidy debts to oil marketers as part of moves to enable them import petroleum products.The post Fuel Scarcity: FG hopes on NASS to okay money for debt payments ' BARU appeared first on Vanguard News. 

Fri, 05 Jan 2018
AT least ten persons including the chairman of the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, in ldanre, Ondo State, Chief Bola Ogunmolu were seriously injured following an attack by political thugs.The post Scores injured as thugs attack PDP chairman in Ondo appeared first on Vanguard News. 

Fri, 05 Jan 2018
A charity organisation, Kings Care Empowerment Foundation, KINCEF, has commenced free eyes treatment in Enugu State, where it hopes to cure over 3,000 patients.The post Foundation targets 3,000 free eye treatments in Enugu appeared first on Vanguard News. 

Fri, 05 Jan 2018
Faced with strong challenge from a section of the ruling All Progressives Congress, APC in his state, Governor Aminu Bello Masari of Katsina State has been forced to bolster his support base by drawing support from elements in the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP.The post How Masari is charming his former PDP foes appeared first on Vanguard News. 

Fri, 05 Jan 2018
The National Information Technology Development Agency (NITDA) yesterday said it was committed to driving local content development policy of the Federal Government.The post NITDA committed to FG's policy of local content development'DG appeared first on Vanguard News. 

Fri, 05 Jan 2018
The Federal Government's debut Sovereign Green Bond recorded N101 million (0.94 percent) oversubscription by investors.The post Debut Sovereign Green Bond records N101m oversubscription appeared first on Vanguard News. 

Fri, 05 Jan 2018
More commendations have continued to come the way of the Nigerian Army, following the Army's decision to partner with local car manufacturer, Innoson Motors in the manufacturing of military vehicles and other hardwaresThe post Group hails Nigerian Army , buratai over patronage of Innoson Motors appeared first on Vanguard News. 

Fri, 05 Jan 2018
Nigeria's National Assembly has turned its sights on NGOs, which are bracing for a crackdown in 2018. The Yakubu Dogara led House of Representatives is desperately pushing to pass the 'NGO Regulatory Bill' that many analysts have warned would stigmatise NGOs, and set Nigeria on course toward authoritarianism and oppression.The post Nigeria's National Assembly, anti-NGO bill & authoritarianism appeared first on Vanguard News. 

Fri, 05 Jan 2018
The vision of a new Nigeria is great for all; accept it or be gone from office! Equal opportunity and merit must now be restored as it was before and during the first republic. Remove discrimination and social injustice amongst you. No part of Nigeria would again be treated as a conquered territory! Treat all my people respectfully and equally! 'The post How restructuring would determine 2019 election outcome appeared first on Vanguard News. 

Fri, 05 Jan 2018
Ifeanyi Okowa administration which has risen above pettiness and inherited problems to return the state to the people. So, I expect that this year, political activities will sprout as politicians in exile will return to the arena for personal interest.The post Delta: Between politics and governance appeared first on Vanguard News. 

Fri, 05 Jan 2018
I do not believe in my mind that the way things are in Nigeria, any Catholic priest has the mandate to decide which of the political contestants should be voted for'I don't believe a priest should be doing that'If he was in my archdiocese, I will have sanctioned him long ago for the kind of utterances he makes.' ' John Cardinal Onaiyekan, Catholic Bishop of Abuja Metropolitan See on Fr. Ejike Mbaka (2015)The post Fr. Mbaka and the Voice of God by Reuben Abati appeared fi 

Fri, 05 Jan 2018
NATIONAL Information Technology Development Agency, NITDA and Microsoft Nigeria are collaborating to strengthen ICT Innovation and adoption in the country. This followed the signing of a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) between the two organisations.The post NITDA partners Microsoft to strengthen ICT innovation, adoption appeared first on Vanguard News. 

Fri, 05 Jan 2018
NO one should be sur-prised at the fact that brands and companies are constantly seeking more effective ways of communicating with their consumers. Big or small, companies want to reach as many potential customers as possible with their advertising messages. In principle, they need to be in the minds of users to be able to motivate them to buy their products or services and, if possible, to do so on a regular basis, making recommendations to friends and family.The post Advantages of online adver 

Fri, 05 Jan 2018
National senior men's basketball, D'Tigers' Captain Ikechukwu Dioguon Tuesday agreed to a contact with the Sichuan Blue Whales of the Chinese Basketball Association, according to reports.The post Basketball: Diogu joins Chinese club appeared first on Vanguard News. 

Fri, 05 Jan 2018
Two penalties helped Real Madrid to a healthy 3-0 win in the first leg of their Copa Del Rey tie with second-tier Numancia on Thursday, while Barcelona were held to a 1-1 draw as the La Liga giants rested their starsThe post Real spot on while Barcelona held to cup draw appeared first on Vanguard News. 

Fri, 05 Jan 2018
Mauricio Pochettino insists he isn't concerned about Tottenham missing out on a top four finish in the Premier League despite their damaging 1-1 draw against West Ham.The post Spurs wont lose top four battle vows Pochettino appeared first on Vanguard News. 

Fri, 05 Jan 2018
Prolific Liverpool scorer Mohamed Salah was named African Player of the Year in Ghanaian capital Accra on Thursday, the first Egyptian to win the award since Mahmoud al Khatib in 1983.The post Mohamed Salah wins African player of the year award appeared first on Vanguard News. 

Fri, 05 Jan 2018
Jose Mourinho has laughed off the suggestion that his decision to live in a city centre hotel shows a lack of commitment to his role as manager of Manchester United.The post Mourinho admits he loves hotel life in Manchester appeared first on Vanguard News. 

Fri, 05 Jan 2018
Chelsea manager Antonio Conte has given his backing to misfiring striker Alvero Morata after his shocking miss in Wednesday's draw with Arsenal.The post Conte backs misfiring Morata appeared first on Vanguard News. 

Fri, 05 Jan 2018
Turkish giants Besiktas have penciled down Kelechi Iheanacho as a replacement for Cenk Tosun who is reportedly on his way to Everton on a record fee.The post Besiktas target Iheanacho appeared first on Vanguard News. 

Fri, 05 Jan 2018
Complete list of winners at the 2017 Confederation of African Football (CAF) awards ceremony in Accra Thursday:The post Full list of winners at 2017 CAF Awards appeared first on Vanguard News. 

Fri, 05 Jan 2018
Leicester City are prepared to sell Algerian star Riyad Mahrez in this month's transfer window - but only for the right price.The post Leicester ready to sell Mahrez appeared first on Vanguard News. 

Fri, 05 Jan 2018
An England boxer held in a detention centre pending deportation has been freed on bail after being locked up for 34 days - including Christmas and New Year.The post England boxer freed on bail pending deportation to Nigeria appeared first on Vanguard News. 

Fri, 05 Jan 2018
The FA Cup, one of football's oldest and most prestigious cup competitions returns to the big screen LIVE and in HD on SuperSport, exclusively on DStv. The third round of the competition kicks off with Liverpool going head to head with Everton and Manchester United taking on Derby County.The post FA Cup returns on SuperSport appeared first on Vanguard News. 

Fri, 05 Jan 2018
Asisat Oshoala has been named the African Women player of the year for 2017.The post BREAKING: Oshoala wins African Women player of the year award appeared first on Vanguard News. 

Fri, 05 Jan 2018
Shuga Band, a Lagos-based 14 piece group, led by Shuga (Akinloye Tofowomo) is ready to roll out the drums as it celebrates 20 years of undiluted live music performances in Nigeria.The post Shuga Band ready to celebrate 20 years of undiluted live performances appeared first on Vanguard News. 

Fri, 05 Jan 2018
Recently, Mabel Oboh announced her plans to establish an entertainment foundation to cater for the welfare of Nigerian celebrities. While the project is still in the pipeline, the seasoned broadcaster and actress has flagged off a campaign to that effectThe post Seasoned broadcaster, Mabel Oboh flags off SaveourStars campaign appeared first on Vanguard News. 

Fri, 05 Jan 2018
ABAKALIKI'A 17-year-old teenage girl was allegedly drugged by traffickers, labbelled mentally ill and her three-month-old boy sold for N910,000.The post Traffickers drug 17-yr-old girl, sell her 3-month-old boy for N910,000 appeared first on Vanguard News. 

Fri, 05 Jan 2018
The Amir, Muslim Student Soceity of Nigeria, Lagos zone, Dr. Saheed Ashafa has said the objectives for the just concluded 104th Islamic Vacation Course IVC, held in Noforija, Epe were realised.The post MSSN Islamic vacation course was successful ' Amir Ashafa appeared first on Vanguard News. 

Fri, 05 Jan 2018
The National Amirah, Al-Mu'minaat (The Believing Women) Organisation, Hajia Nimatullah Abdullateef has urged all Muslims not to relent in the pursuit of education to free themselves from the bondage of ignorance and primitiveness.The post Muslim women will progress only with education ' Al-Muminaat appeared first on Vanguard News. 

Fri, 05 Jan 2018
On last Christmas day, the Oyo State Muslim Community was thrown into mourning following the death of the Chief Imam of the Broadcasting Corporation of Oyo State, Imam SalahudeenAriyayoAbdulazeez at the University College Hospital after a brief illness. He was buried the same day at his Alaafia Estate residence in AkoboOjurin, Ibadan after the janazah led by the Chief Imam of Ibadanland.The post A Shade of Paradise: Reminiscences on Late Imam Salahudeen Abdulazeez appeared first on Vanguard News 

Fri, 05 Jan 2018
The former Vice-Chancellor of the University of Lagos, Prof Rahamon Bello has praised Gguild of Muslim Professionals, GMP for creating avenue for Muslim professionals to come together.The post Ex-UNILAG VC hails GMP for bringing Muslims together appeared first on Vanguard News. 

Fri, 05 Jan 2018
Nigeria desperately needs restructuring; and restructuring will happen eventually - and in the not-too-distant future, for that matter - whether Buhari and other staunch traditionalists like it or not!The post New year, old mindset appeared first on Vanguard News. 

Fri, 05 Jan 2018
WHEN I was in the Governing Body of the United Nations International Labour Organisation, ILO, representing African workers, I made a checklist of countries and their ratification of International Labour Conventions.I discovered that Zimbabwe, Nigeria and South Africa have some of the best Labour laws in the world. In contrast, that the United States, US, the supposed citadel of freedom and democracy, has disdain for basic Labour rights and conventions.The post The day the US departs the UN Owe 

Fri, 05 Jan 2018
Some unions at Yaba College of Technology (YABATECH) Thursday in Lagos urged the Federal Government to appoint principal officers for the institution including a rector.The post Unions want FG to appoint substantive rector, others for Yaba Tech appeared first on Vanguard News. 

Fri, 05 Jan 2018
THE Institute of Chartered Accountants of Nigeria, ICAN, has inducted 650 new members into the Association of Accounting Technicians, West Africa, AATWA.The post ICAN inducts 650 new members, calls for transparency appeared first on Vanguard News. 

Fri, 05 Jan 2018
Commissioner of Police, Lagos State Police Command, Imohimi Edgal, Thursday rescued an 11 year-old maid whose guardian locked inside an apartment in Mafoluku area of Lagos , for days, while she traveled to the village.The post Lagos CP rescues 11-yr-old maid locked inside apartment appeared first on Vanguard News.