NAIJA NEWSPAPERS: Today’s Vanguard Newspaper Headlines [9th June, 2017].

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Below are the headlines found on Vanguard Online Newspaper for today, Friday, 9th June, 2017.
Fri, 09 Jun 2017
The Scottish Episcopal Church has voted to allow gay couples to marry in church. It makes it the first major Christian church in the UK to allow same-sex marriages, BBC reports. The vote to amend canon law on marriage, removing the stipulation that it is between a man and a woman, was carried by the []The post Scottish Episcopal Church approves gay marriage appeared first on TheSpark. 
Fri, 09 Jun 2017
Chelsea striker Diego Costa says the Chelsea manager, Antonio Conte has told him via a text message that he can leave the London club this summer. The 28-year-old striker scored 20 premier league goals as the club raced to the 2016/2017 league title in the just concluded season. Costa who made the revelation after concluding []The post Diego Costa: Conte has told me to look for a New Club appeared first on TheSpark. 
Fri, 09 Jun 2017
A coalition of Northern Youth Groups tagged, ‘The Kaduna Declaration’ have given all Igbos residing in any part of Northern Nigeria three months to relocate to their places of origin. They have also directed northerners residing in the East to relocate back to the North, within three months, Daily post reported. The spokesman of the []The post North give Igbos 3 months to leave zone, say they are ungrateful, uncultured appeared first on TheSpark. 
Fri, 09 Jun 2017
Police in Mozambique have reportedlyissued a warning that bald men may be attacked for the purposes ofwitchcraft and rituals associated withlocal superstitions. The warning comes after two bald men were brutally killed in the south east African countrysZambezia province, according to the Agence France Presse (AFP). One of the men had been found with his []The post Mozambique police warn bald men could be targeted for ritual killings appeared first on TheSpark. 
Fri, 09 Jun 2017
A 13-year-old boy, Aounduver Terunm, has left his family confused as he reportedly committed suicide inside his parents’ chicken pen located in their private residence, behind Federal Pay Office, Nyima in Makurdi, Benue state. Aounduver who was a JSS 2 student of Lady Celina Academy Makurdi, allegedly hung himself in a mysterious circumstance, reports Daily []The post 13-year-old Nigerian boy reportedly commits suicide in Benue appeared first on TheSpark. 
Fri, 09 Jun 2017

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The Akwa Ibom State government has ordered traders to immediately reduce the cost of foodstuff in the market across the state. Idorenyin Raphael, the Special Assistant to Governor Udom Emmanuel on Traders’ Matters, issued the order on Monday through a letter he wrote to the various market unions. Mr. Raphael, in the letter, threatened that []The post Akwa Ibom government gives traders a 31-day ultimatum to reduce food price appeared first on TheSpark. 

Fri, 09 Jun 2017
In the jolly world of Film-making, movies generate income from various channels such as merchandising, television broadcast, theatre viewings, and much more. However, when judging the success of a movie, the biggest statistic taken into consideration is the box office earnings in theatres from the date of its official release. This is done because of []The post Top 10 highest-grossing Movies in the 21st Century appeared first on TheSpark. 
Fri, 09 Jun 2017
Ever find it just a tad bit hard to open a book, and stay on it till the end’ Next minute your eyes start falling in and then you are yawning; this whole time you didn’t realise how exhausted you were. Or were you’ Perhaps your attention span couldn’t take it and your brain got []The post 3 Steps to Maintaining Focus During Study appeared first on TheSpark. 
Fri, 09 Jun 2017
The actress, popularly known for her role in the TV series, The OC, has won a law suit prohibiting her ex-boyfriend from sharing explicit images of her snapped during their time together. Mischa brought the case in March with claims that her Ex had made a video of the pair having sex and also taken []The post Mischa Barton Wins Court Case Against Ex Lover appeared first on TheSpark. 
Fri, 09 Jun 2017
THE Joint Action Coalition on Education (JACE) in Lagos said it will prevail on authorities of the Joint Admission and Matriculation Board (JAMB) to ensure candidates who missed their examination will resit the exam.The post Candidates who missed exam: JACE vows to prevail on JAMB for resit appeared first on Vanguard News. 
Fri, 09 Jun 2017
Cholera, which has killed 789 and infected 100,000 in war-ravaged Yemen since the end of April, is a water-borne disease which goes hand in hand with poverty.The post Worst Cholera outbreaks around the world appeared first on Vanguard News. 
Fri, 09 Jun 2017
Goods and services through a modernized Port Harcourt, Bonny and Opobo ports, mutually complementing with the Calabar-Bakassi, Ibaka deep sea, Brass-Nembe, Bomadi and Burutu counterparts, would greatly prosper the coastal and riverine Igbos, the Efik-Annang-central Ibibio-Ogoja, Ijaw, Ogoni, and Andoni; have mighty beneficent effects upon the Eastern hinterland by assisting its rapid industrialization and, of course, more economically facilitate progress in the Middle Belt and Northeast of Niger 
Fri, 09 Jun 2017
THE Federal Government, yesterday, told the international community in Geneva, Switzerland, that Nigeria’s recurring national budget deficit caused by the volatility in the global oil market and insurgency, especially in the North-East, had compounded its efforts at generating sustainable income, employment opportunities, poverty eradication and promotion of better livelihood for the citizenry.The post Recurring budget deficit hindering our ability to fight poverty, others ‘FG appeared 
Fri, 09 Jun 2017
ABUJA’ The Federal Government said, yesterday, it has neither sold nor approved concession of the nation’s refineries to any individual or company.Addressing newsmen in Abuja, Minister of State for Petroleum Resources, Mr. Ibe Kachikwu, also disclosed that it would cost the country about $1.2 billion to fix the three refineries.The post FG denies sale, concession of refineries appeared first on Vanguard News. 
Fri, 09 Jun 2017
ABUJA’ After three days of stormy deliberations over the belated 2017 budget, the Presidency and the National Assembly, NASS, have resolved all the grey areas that prevented the President from assenting to the Appropriation Bill passed into law by the legislature last month.The post Osinbajo to sign 2017 budget, as Presidency, NASS reach agreement appeared first on Vanguard News. 
Fri, 09 Jun 2017
ABA’The Court of Appeal, Owerri Division, has fixed June 15 to hear an appeal, CA/OW/190/ 2016, filed by Sir Friday Nwosu against the July 8, 2016 judgment of the Federal High Court, Owerri which cleared Gov. Okezie Ikpeazu of alleged submission of false information and forged tax documents.The post ‘Exemplary corporate leadership, key to organisational productivity’ appeared first on Vanguard News. 
Fri, 09 Jun 2017
ABA’The Court of Appeal, Owerri Division, has fixed June 15 to hear an appeal, CA/OW/190/ 2016, filed by Sir Friday Nwosu against the July 8, 2016 judgment of the Federal High Court, Owerri which cleared Gov. Okezie Ikpeazu of alleged submission of false information and forged tax documents.The post Abia Gov Tussle: Appeal court hears Nwosu, Ikpeazu suit, June 15 appeared first on Vanguard News. 
Fri, 09 Jun 2017
ABUJA’THE Senate has summoned the Minister of Finance, Mrs Kemi Adeosun, Governor of Central Bank of Nigeria, CBN, Godwin Emefiele to appear before it next Tuesday over alleged N30 trillion import duties infractions.The post N30trn import duty probe: Senate summons Emefiele, Adeosun, Bank chiefs, FIRS, Customs, others appeared first on Vanguard News. 
Fri, 09 Jun 2017
IN line with its ongoing restructuring, the management of Continental Broadcasting Services (CBS) has announced their commitment to increase investments in the television and radio businesses aimed at improving the viewing and listening experience of its esteemed audience. The investment objectives also include shooting the stations to a pole-position in the media industry rankings, thusRead MoreThe post CBS commits multi-million-dollar investment in TVC, Radio Continental appeared first on Vang 
Fri, 09 Jun 2017
Workers of Enugu State under the auspices of Trade Union Congress of Nigeria (TUC), yesterday passed a vote of confidence in Governor Ifeanyi Ugwuanyi of Enugu State for his administration’s giant strides in just two years in office.The post TUC lauds Ugwuanyis giant strides in governance appeared first on Vanguard News. 
Fri, 09 Jun 2017
The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC, fifth witness, Toyosi Ekorhi, in the on-going trial of a former governor of Abia State, Dr. Orji Uzor Kalu and two others over alleged fraud before a Federal High Court sitting in Lagos has concluded her evidence.The post EFCCs 5th witness in Orji Kalus trial concludes evidence appeared first on Vanguard News. 
Fri, 09 Jun 2017
THE Inspector General of Police, Ibrahim Idris, yesterday, ordered Assistant Inspectors-General of Police and state Commissioners of Police in the North to arrest and bring to book, those behind Tuesday’s three-month eviction notice to Igbo in the northern part of the country.The post Ignore quit notice, South East Senate Caucus, Govs tell Igbo appeared first on Vanguard News. 
Fri, 09 Jun 2017
The naira Thursday remained stable at N365 per dollar in the parallel market.The post Naira Watch: Naira stable at N365/$ appeared first on Vanguard News. 
Fri, 09 Jun 2017
Although fasting is good for the body, it is important for you to stay on top of health game so that you do not suddenly fall ill. The post 5 ways to stay healthy during Ramadan appeared first on Vanguard News. 
Fri, 09 Jun 2017
Wife of the Governor of Lagos State, Mrs. Bolanle Ambode on Thursday reiterated that the State Government would not relent in its efforts at improving the fortunes of women in the state regardless of their social, political or religious affiliations.The post Women issues will always be priority- Ambode’s wife appeared first on Vanguard News. 
Fri, 09 Jun 2017
The National Human Rights Commission, NHRC, on Thursday, condemned statement credited to Arewa Youths that all Igbo people residing in the northern part of the country should vacate before October 1.The post Quit notice to Igbo serious affront on human rights NHRC appeared first on Vanguard News. 
Fri, 09 Jun 2017
Prime Minister Theresa May’s Conservatives are set to lose their overall majority after Britain’s general elections, an exit poll showed on Thursday after voting closed.The post Breaking: Theresa May loses majority in UK election- Exit poll appeared first on Vanguard News. 
Fri, 09 Jun 2017
Britons streamed to the polls in the last few hours of a snap general election on Thursday after a campaign dominated by terror attacks and the uncertainty of Brexit.The post Brexit: Britain votes in shadow of terror appeared first on Vanguard News. 
Fri, 09 Jun 2017
Acting President Yemi Osinbajo, SAN, today in Maiduguri unveiled a new and more effective distribution plan for delivering relief materials to Internally Displaced Persons in the North-East which departs from the undignified practice of forcing people to queue up for food.The post Photos: Osinbajo inaugurates FG’s Emergency Food Intervention in the North-East in Maidiguri appeared first on Vanguard News. 
Fri, 09 Jun 2017
A Federal High Court sitting in Benin City, Edo State, yesterday, asked the Speaker of the state House of Assembly, Mr. Justin Okonoboh and the Clerk, to appear before it on June 15, to explained why they should not be committed to prison for violating the Court of Appeal’s order.The post Violation of court order: Edo Speaker, Clerk risk prison appeared first on Vanguard News. 
Fri, 09 Jun 2017

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A viral video shows young Nigerian footballers being allegedly asked to pack their luggage and leave a football camp in Italy by the Italian authorities. The post Video: Italians allegedly ask Nigerian footballers to pack their luggage, leave appeared first on Vanguard News. 

Fri, 09 Jun 2017
THE Continuous Voter Registration, CVR, exercise being conducted by the Independent National Electoral Commission, INEC, is another opportunity for millions of Nigerians to enrol in the national voter’s register. The exercise is in compliance with Section 10(1) of the Electoral Act, 2010 (as amended) which stipulates: ‘Without prejudice to Section 10(5) there shall be continuous registration of all persons qualified to be registered voters.’The post Go out, register to vote appear 
Fri, 09 Jun 2017
MEDIA hype is an awkward cachet of Nigerian public life. Not surprisingly, the Economic and Financial Crime Commission, EFCC, in its media hype, indict, try and convict suspects in the media, and then, with its shoddy investigations and sloppy prosecution, loses the case in court. In the characteristic media show-off of Nigerian public officials, the Nigerian Army Chief of Staff, Tukur Buratai, told Nigerians that some army officers, in-concert with their political sponsors, were ponder a coup a 
Fri, 09 Jun 2017
NO doubt, the traditional hundred days in office of Arakunrin Rotimi Akeredolu, SAN, as the sixth governor of Ondo State since the creation of the state in 1976 was used to lay foundation for the development of the state with the hope of delivering the dividend of democracy to the people who gave him the mandate in no distant future. Akeredolu was sworn in on February 24, making Friday, June 2, his 100th day in office.The post AKEREDOLU: Kudos, knocks in 100 days of foundation laying appeared fi 
Fri, 09 Jun 2017
The Eastern Consultative Assembly, ECA, Thursday described the ‘quit notice’ given to Igbo to leave the north as ‘childish and thoughtless,’ saying ‘that 47 years slavery by Ndigbo for losing a war would no longer be acceptable as we cannot take it anymore.’ The post Ndigbo preferred ‘death in the process of fighting dignity rather than eternal slavery appeared first on Vanguard News. 
Fri, 09 Jun 2017
The general overseer of Our Sanctuary Gospel Church, Bishop Azogu, Thursday, condemned the recent ultimatum by Arewa youth groups on Igbo to evacuate the North by October, this year, and urging the aggrieved youths to sheathe their sword and allow the sleeping dog to lie.The post Igbo quick notice: We must stop beating drums of war appeared first on Vanguard News. 
Fri, 09 Jun 2017
The study explicitly affirms the fact that the state government demonstrates renewed interest in significantly improving the business environment in the state through workable policiesThe post PwCs Study and Edos prosperity appeared first on Vanguard News. 
Fri, 09 Jun 2017
Google, Thursday, announced plans to train 6 000 African journalists in data journalism skills by the end of February 2018.The post Google announces free Digital Journalism program for 6,000 journalists appeared first on Vanguard News. 
Fri, 09 Jun 2017
Edo State Government does not owe its secondary school teachers, pensioners, and its secretariat workers any salary, it emerged yesterday. The post BudgIT: Edo scores high on budget, salary payment appeared first on Vanguard News. 
Fri, 09 Jun 2017
Ibeju/Lekki team have won the Club Cricket Committee (CCC) league which was rounded up at the Tafawa Balewa Cricket oval in Lagos.The post Notore spices up CCC League appeared first on Vanguard News. 
Fri, 09 Jun 2017
Efe Ambrose, 28, has joined Scottish club side, Hibernian on a two-year deal following a successful short-term loan from Celtic towards the end of the 2016/17 season, where he played twelve times.The post Efe Ambrose signs two-year deal with Hibernian appeared first on Vanguard News. 
Fri, 09 Jun 2017
Confederations Cup: Full squads for all eight teams at Russia 2017The post Confederations Cup: Full squads for all eight teams at Russia 2017 appeared first on Vanguard News. 
Fri, 09 Jun 2017
Football superstar Lionel Messi is to marry his long term partner and mother of his two children, Antonella Roccuzzo, in their hometown of Rosario on June 30, the Argentina striker revealed on Thursday.The post Messi to wed childhood sweetheart in Rosario appeared first on Vanguard News. 
Fri, 09 Jun 2017
FC Barcelona’s Argentina forward Lionel Messi says he will like to remain with the club for the remainder of his career.The post I’ll like to stay with Barca till end of career- Messi appeared first on Vanguard News. 

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Fri, 09 Jun 2017
South African Coach, Stuart Baxter has rebuffed what he described as intimidation by the club status, where the Super Eagle players ply their trade.The post We are not intimidated by Super Eagles Coach Baxter appeared first on Vanguard News. 
Fri, 09 Jun 2017
FRONTLINE indigenous rapper, Blessed Okoh, popularly known as Blixxy D RapKing, who debuted in 2015, with his hit song, ‘Irionor’ is set to make his international presence in the American music scene.The post Indigenous rapper, Blixxy seals deal with US-based company appeared first on Vanguard News. 
Fri, 09 Jun 2017
POPULAR comedian Akpobome Ogude, a.k.a, Ogus Baba, may not have been forthcoming in hyping his upcoming comedy show, ‘Ogus Baba Laugh Goes On.’ But his mentor, Richard Mofe Damijo, RMD, has taken it upon himself to do so, as he galvanizes support for him on his Instagram page. The veteran actor took to his Instagram page, yesterday, to plead with fans to show the original Warri Boy some love.The post RMD woos fans for Ogus Baba’s comedy show appeared first on Vanguard News. 
Fri, 09 Jun 2017
US-returnee singer, Abiodun Koya has commemorated the country’s Democracy Day, which was observed on May 29, with the release of her inspirational song, ‘Lift Up Nigeria.’The post Returnee singer, Abiodun Koya sues for peace in Nigeria appeared first on Vanguard News. 
Fri, 09 Jun 2017
MULTIPLE award-winning pop star, Wizkid has said that making people happy with his music remains one of his greatest accomplishments in life.The post Making people happy with my music, my greatest accomplishment ‘Wizkid appeared first on Vanguard News. 
Fri, 09 Jun 2017
The Muslim Congress (TMC) has commended the Lagos State government on its achievements as it celebrates its golden jubilee. At its special Ramadan lecture on Lagos at 50, TMC appraised Lagos performance in the last five decades.The post Lagos@50: TMC warns against celebrating idols appeared first on Vanguard News. 
Fri, 09 Jun 2017
Acting President Yemi Osinbajo, SAN, today in Maiduguri unveiled a new and more effective distribution plan for delivering relief materials to Internally Displaced Persons in the North-East which departs from the undignified practice of forcing people to queue up for food.The post brothers, sisters our country does not take your burdens lightly Osinbajo appeared first on Vanguard News. 
Fri, 09 Jun 2017
REVERED scholar, Sheikh Daud Adelakun, has said that Muslims are under obligation to shun haram business transaction, quoting from the Quran 2 verse 275 that though Allah allowed trading and business transaction but forbids usury.The post Shun usury, haram business, Sheikh Adelakun urges Muslims appeared first on Vanguard News. 
Fri, 09 Jun 2017
RAMADAN should be a time to avoid being wasteful. Some Muslims are unable to distinguish between their needs and luxuries, hence they engage in wasteful spending. Some, at the end of each fasting day, pile-up varieties of food that they cannot consume thereby spending more on what they do not need. If you have more, remember the have-nots. The act of giving is ibadah, and no act of ibadah can be said to be too much.The post Avoid being wasteful appeared first on Vanguard News. 
Fri, 09 Jun 2017
The non-Muslims could not possibly imagine the joy that Muslims feel in Ramadan. The wealthy and the poor, the environment and economy including all strata of the society are inundated in the spirit of Ramadan.The post The fun in Ramadan appeared first on Vanguard News. 
Fri, 09 Jun 2017
Constitutional lawyer and Human Rights activist, Barrister Mike Ozekhome, SAN, has petitioned President Muhammadu Buhari to make public all monies recovered so far in the fight against corruption even as he threatened to commence legal proceedings against the Federal government if his request is ignored.The post Ozekhome threatens to sue Buhari appeared first on Vanguard News. 
Fri, 09 Jun 2017
Nigeria has restated that Africa remains the centre piece of its foreign policy and has fully engaged and getting more and more engaged with the African Union (AU).The post Corruption: not just funds that are stashed away but also petroleum resources Onyeama appeared first on Vanguard News. 
Fri, 09 Jun 2017
With the recoveries of stolen money being recorded, we can see that government’s approach is yielding good result despite the hue and cry about selective justiceThe post Between selective justice and no justice at all appeared first on Vanguard News. 
Fri, 09 Jun 2017
What is left to complete the government’s humiliation is a ceremony for the government to convey its profound apologies to the judges for the inconveniences they may have suffered in the last eight monthsThe post Judges recall and Malamis crocodile tears appeared first on Vanguard News. 
Fri, 09 Jun 2017
The international community pretends that this situation is a tit-for-tat problem, rather than a one-sided slaughter. Meanwhile, in Nigeria, the press fails to report or actively obscures the situation. Christians in the south of the country feel little solidarity with their co-religionists suffering from this Islamic revivalism and territorial conquest in the north. And worst of all, the plight of these people is of no interest to their own government. In fact, this ethnic and religious cleansi 
Fri, 09 Jun 2017
The Senate has passed a bill to protect whistleblowers and witnesses directly involved in the prosecution of certain criminal cases. The bill, titled Witness Protection Programme (Establishment etc), SB 157, was passedon Thursday, following a report submitted by the committee on human rights, legal matters and judiciary chaired by David Umaru (APC-Niger). It was sponsored []The post Nigerian Senate passes bill to protect whistleblowers appeared first on TheSpark. 
Fri, 09 Jun 2017
The Scottish Episcopal Church has voted to allow gay couples to marry in church. It makes it the first major Christian church in the UK to allow same-sex marriages, BBC reports. The vote to amend canon law on marriage, removing the stipulation that it is between a man and a woman, was carried by the []The post Scottish Episcopal Church approves gay marriage appeared first on TheSpark. 

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