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NIGERIA NEWSPAPERS: TODAY'S THE VANGUARD NEWSPAPER HEADLINES [8TH JANUARY, 2018]


Below are the headlines found on The Vanguard Online Newspaper for today, Monday, 8th January, 2017.
Mon, 08 Jan 2018
GOVERNOR Samuel Ortom of Benue State has accused the Federal Government and the various security agencies of abandoning the citizens of the state to be slaughtered by rampaging Fulani herdsmen.
In an exclusive interview with Vanguard, Governor Ortom, who decried the recurring killing of Benue people by herdsmen, also lamented that a cabal has blocked communications with President Muhammadu Buhari. He added that if the intention of those blocking access to the President was to make the state rescind its decision to sign the anti-open grazing law, they have failed because, according to him, there is no going back on the law. The governor spoke as the Nigeria Bar Association, NBA, criticised President Buhari over his alleged indifference to the Benue killings. Also, Benue Committee of Elders, led by veteran Journalist, Elder Simon Shango urged President Buhari to set up a commission of enquiry on the killings. The Socio-Economic Rights and Accountability Project, SERAP, has appealed to Prince Zeid Ra’ad Al Hussein, UN High Commissioner for Human Rights to “urgently call and/or facilitate the holding of a special session of the UN Human Rights Council to address persistent killings apparently by herdsmen in Benue State and other parts of the country.” The organization also urged Prince Al Hussein to “speak out strongly and condemn the killings, and make an official visit to Nigeria with special rapporteurs with relevant mandates to discuss the killings and concrete actions to end the killings and ultimately bring about significant improvement in the lives of farmers and their families as well as other citizens affected by violence across the country.” Meanwhile, the Police, through the Deputy Inspector General of Police, DIG, in charge of Operations, Mr. Habila Joshak, has promised that the force in collaboration with the military would fish out the masterminds of the attacks and bring them to Justice.
Mon, 08 Jan 2018
WILD jubilation erupted in Rivers State, yesterday, following military confirmation that notorious kidnapper, cultist and killer, Johnson Igwedibia, aka Don Waney, has been killed by security operatives.

The 6 Division, Nigerian Army, Port Harcourt, disclosed that a combined team of military, Department of State Services, DSS, and the Police killed Don Waney in a rented apartment, in an undisclosed community in Enugu State, alongside his second-in-command, one Ikechukwu, and one of his commanders. The joint security force had launched a manhunt for the killer and his gang after they killed over 21 persons returning from Church services on New Year day in Omoku, Ogba/Ndoni/Egbema Local Government Area of the state. ‘How we killed him’ At the 6 Army Division, where the military displayed and handed the three bodies to the Police, outgoing General Officer Commanding, 6 Division, Major General Eni-Obong Udoh, noted that Don Waney was killed in a joint operation involving the Army, Police and DSS. Udoh said: “You can recall that in the early hours of January 1, 22 innocent people of Omoku were heartlessly murdered while returning from New Year Eve service. “There was a presidential directive that the perpetrators of that act must be brought down. We were given a mandate to collaborate with other security agencies in the state to hunt the gang down.

Mon, 08 Jan 2018
SEVERAL reasons have been adduced for the continuing delay in getting the 2018 budget passed. This is unfortunate because the 2018 budget has been the most professionally prepared document in more than thirty years ' dating back to the Babangida regime. IBB had two former World Bank economists working for him at the same time ' Dr Kalu Idika Kalu, KIK and Dr Okongwu.The post Stop playing politics with 2018 budget in the national interest Dele Sobowale appeared first on Vanguard News. 
Mon, 08 Jan 2018
NON- teaching staff in the universities have said that their members will not resume work today until the Federal Government pays them their earned allowances totalling over N66 billion.The post Strike: SSANU, NASU, NAAT remain adamant, demand N66bn appeared first on Vanguard News. 

Mon, 08 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, 08 Jan 2018
The Peoples Democratic Party, PDP won all 22 chairmanship seats and all but one councillorship position in the Delta State local government election conducted last Saturday, the Delta State Independent Electoral Commission, DSIEC declared yesterday.The post PDP sweeps all 22 LG chairmanship seats, all councillorships appeared first on Vanguard News. 

Mon, 08 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, 08 Jan 2018
Throughout Year 2018, the Western Delta University, WDU, Oghara, Ethiope West LGA, Delta State, will hold a year-long celebration to mark the 10th anniversary of its commencement.The post Western Delta University in year-long celebration appeared first on Vanguard News. 

Mon, 08 Jan 2018
THE APC has described last Saturday's local council elections in the state as a 'sham' and a pointer to the fact that the PDP is 'dying' in the state.The post Election is sham, pointer that PDP is dying' APC appeared first on Vanguard News. 

Mon, 08 Jan 2018
CHIEF executives of Microfinance banks (MFBs) have projected that the performance of the subsector in 2018 will follow the trend of macroeconomic indices during the year.The post MFBs will follow macroeconomic trend in 2018 ' CEOs appeared first on Vanguard News. 

Mon, 08 Jan 2018
CHIEF executives of Microfinance banks (MFBs) have projected that the performance of the subsector in 2018 will follow the trend of macroeconomic indices during the year.The post MFBs will follow macroeconomic trend in 2018 ' CEOs appeared first on Vanguard News. 

Mon, 08 Jan 2018
THE last may not have been heard of last Saturday's local council election in Delta State as the ruling Peoples Democratic Party, and the All Progressives Congress, APC clashed in parts of the state with both sides trading counter accusations of electoral irregularities.The post How PDP, APC battled for soul of 25 LGs in Delta appeared first on Vanguard News. 

Mon, 08 Jan 2018
STILL relishing the outstanding performance in the equities market last year, investment bankers and stockbrokers have listed factors that will help in driving the equities market during the course of the year.The post Stock market: Operators list positive drivers in 2018 appeared first on Vanguard News. 

Mon, 08 Jan 2018
STILL relishing the outstanding performance in the equities market last year, investment bankers and stockbrokers have listed factors that will help in driving the equities market during the course of the year.The post Stock market: Operators list positive drivers in 2018 appeared first on Vanguard News. 

Mon, 08 Jan 2018
Since the capital market meltdown of 2008, the Nigerian Stock Exchange, NSE, has come up with various initiatives in terms of technological development to advance the market in keeping with international best standard. In this interview, Mr. Charles Fakrogha, Stockbroker/Chief Relationship Officer with Foresight Securities & Investment Limited, highlighted some of such initiatives and how they have helped in advancing the market. The post Technology has helped in checking unauthorised sale o 

Mon, 08 Jan 2018
THERE are different types of funds transfer services and it is important for bank customers to understand the differences and implications.The post Fund transfer: Between NIP and NEFT appeared first on Vanguard News. 

Mon, 08 Jan 2018
Since the capital market meltdown of 2008, the Nigerian Stock Exchange, NSE, has come up with various initiatives in terms of technological development to advance the market in keeping with international best standard. In this interview, Mr. Charles Fakrogha, Stockbroker/Chief Relationship Officer with Foresight Securities & Investment Limited, highlighted some of such initiatives and how they have helped in advancing the market. The post Technology has helped in checking unauthorised sale o 

Mon, 08 Jan 2018
THERE are different types of funds transfer services and it is important for bank customers to understand the differences and implications.The post Fund transfer: Between NIP and NEFT appeared first on Vanguard News. 

Mon, 08 Jan 2018
THERE are different types of funds transfer services and it is important for bank customers to understand the differences and implications.The post Fund transfer: Between NIP and NEFT appeared first on Vanguard News. 

Mon, 08 Jan 2018
FIRSTBank of Nigeria Limited has unveiled an array of products and solutions including a N15 billion loan facility for schools to enhance preparation for the commencement of another school term this week.The post FirstBank unveils N15bn facility, educational solutions for schools appeared first on Vanguard News. 

Mon, 08 Jan 2018
FIRSTBank of Nigeria Limited has unveiled an array of products and solutions including a N15 billion loan facility for schools to enhance preparation for the commencement of another school term this week.The post FirstBank unveils N15bn facility, educational solutions for schools appeared first on Vanguard News. 

Mon, 08 Jan 2018
FIRSTBank of Nigeria Limited has unveiled an array of products and solutions including a N15 billion loan facility for schools to enhance preparation for the commencement of another school term this week.The post FirstBank unveils N15bn facility, educational solutions for schools appeared first on Vanguard News. 

Mon, 08 Jan 2018
AS part of its focus on taking business-driven agriculture to the grassroots, the Nigeria Incentive-Based Risk Sharing System for Agriculture (NIRSAL) is deploying an innovative nation-wide field structure to support 225,000 farmers under the CBN Anchor Borrowers Scheme.The post NIRSAL deploys field support for CBN's Anchor Borrowers Programme appeared first on Vanguard News. 

Mon, 08 Jan 2018
THE Central Bank ofTHE Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) and the Committee of E-Business Industry Heads (CeBIH) should collaborate with stakeholders in the electronic payment industry to develop a framework of incentives and disincentives to promote financial inclusion in the country.Chairman of Secure ID Limited, Mr. Adedotun Sulaiman made this call in a keynote address delivered at the just concluded annual retreat of CeBIH held in Abeokuta, Ogun State.The post CBN, CeBIH should develop incentives 

Mon, 08 Jan 2018
PROMPTED by increased investor confidence in the Nigerian economy, especially in the stock market, positive economic growth outlook, fourteen companies quoted on the Nigerian Stock Exchange, NSE raised N340.6 billion via Rights Issues in 2017, in preparation for boom in economic activities in the post recession era.The post Stock Market: 14 companies raise N340bn in Rights Issue boom 'Lafarge Africa,Unilever, 3 others lead with 94% appeared first on Vanguard News. 

Mon, 08 Jan 2018
THE direction of interest rate and liquidity level in the interbank money market this week is clouded in uncertainty following the N422 billion liquidity mop up by the Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) in the first trading of the year.The post Uncertainty as CBN rattles interbank with N422bn liquidity mop up appeared first on Vanguard News. 

Mon, 08 Jan 2018
Nigeria's manager, Gernot Rohr has admitted that the June 26 match with Argentina at Krestovsky Stadium, St Petersburg will be a difficult one.The post Russia 2018: We cant surprise Argentina again ' Rohr appeared first on Vanguard News. 

Mon, 08 Jan 2018
When the felicitous presidential spokesman, Femi Adesina, gave hint of a New Year presidential broadcast billed for Monday 1 January, majority of Nigerians hissed and heaved in utter despondency. Even the robustly complacent claque in the nation's corridors of power must have yawned and looked at one another in pampered aloofness knowing that the presidential broadcast would cut no ice. A few days earlier, presidential sidekicks had aired an absurd documentary unimaginatively woven around w 

Mon, 08 Jan 2018
Three-time African footballer of the year, Asisat Oshoala, has called for more fixtures to be arranged for women's national team, the Super Falcons after a friendly against France was confirmed for the coach-less side in April.The post Oshoala demands more matches for Falcons appeared first on Vanguard News. 

Mon, 08 Jan 2018
FC Barcelona restored their lead at the top of the Spanish La Liga standings to nine points after they beat visiting Levante 3-0 on Sunday.The post Messi, Suarez on target in routine Barca win appeared first on Vanguard News. 

Mon, 08 Jan 2018
Go Round Football Club on Sunday defeated Kwara United FC 4-2 via a penalty kicks shootout to reach the final match of the 2016/2017 Nigeria National League (NNL) Super 4 competition.The post NNL Super 4: Go Round FC beat Kwara United to reach final appeared first on Vanguard News. 

Mon, 08 Jan 2018
Antonio Contesays he is "ready" to meetJose Mourinhoface-to-face to get answers about their recent war of words as theChelseamanager labelled hisManchester Unitedcounterpart as "fake".The post Mourinho is fake'Conte appeared first on Vanguard News. 

Mon, 08 Jan 2018
I am especially honoured to be here to join family and friends of our departed heroes to mark this day when we remember the incredible sacrifices they made on the field of battle.The post We will protect the poor, helpless who suffer from crisis Osinbajo appeared first on Vanguard News. 

Mon, 08 Jan 2018
The price of Premium Motor Spirit, PMS, also known as petrol, or fuel is ever on the increase in our oil-soaked country. But it has its own logic which is usually wrapped in layers of deceit. It has become an endless political game. General Ibrahim Badamosi Babangida who ruled for eight years, has been the most gifted of the players while Chief Ernest Adegunle Oladeinde Shonekan who has had the shortest reign (82 days) has been the most inept.The post The politics of fuel price increase appeared 

Mon, 08 Jan 2018
For some reasons unknown to me, Nigerians are no longer paying attention to things that matter about the way they are being ruled. They no longer pay attention to some of the things their rulers say. Otherwise, a strange item in President Muhammadu Buhari's New Year Day speech should have brought millions of Nigerians to the streets in angry protests.The post Nigerian railway to Maradi in Niger Republic' No way! appeared first on Vanguard News. 

Mon, 08 Jan 2018
Something curiouser than the perennial fuel shortage emerged last week. President Muhammadu Buhari's New Year message was the clearest indication yet that the three most senior managers of the oil industry do not agree on the cause of the problem or how to fix it.The post Buhari and the two blind men appeared first on Vanguard News. 

Mon, 08 Jan 2018
Leicester City boss Clause Puel hopes to keep both Riyad Mahrez and Islam Slimani until at least the end of the season.The post Puel wants Musa out appeared first on Vanguard News. 

Mon, 08 Jan 2018
The Aare Onakakanfo is a statesman's position, you have to be moderate in your utterances, you need to be careful on how you handle issuesThe post I will moderate my radicalism- Gani Adams appeared first on Vanguard News.