NAIJA NEWSPAPERS: TODAY'S THE VANGUARD NEWSPAPER HEADLINES [21 NOVEMBER, 2017]


Below are the headlines found on The Vanguard Online Newspaper for today, Wednesday, 22 November, 2017.


Wed, 22 Nov 2017

No fewer than 105 persons have been confirmed dead in two deadly attacks in Adamawa State in the last 48 hours, with several scores of others sustaining serious injuries. 

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While 60 persons were killed  by two suicide bombers at a mosque in Mubi, early yesterday, morning, 45 nomadic Fulani herdsmen were allegedly killed by unknown gunmen at Kikan community in Numan Local Government Area of the state. The twin suicide bomb blast occurred in the popular Shiwa Mosque, located at Anguwar Medina, in Yelwa quarters of Mubi, the commercial nerve centre of Adamawa State. Although eyewitness account said 60 persons died in the blasts, the state police command, which confirmed 50, also confirmed the 45 killed in Numan. According to an eyewitness, the two suicide bombers ran from two directions into the mosque at exactly 5:05am, yesterday, while Muslim faithful were observing the SUBHI (morning prayers). The eyewitness, who identified himself as Bello Fari, said he escaped death by the whiskers as he was equally rushing to meet up the two rak’at prayers.

Wed, 22 Nov 2017
INDICATION emerged yesterday that the National Assembly had transmitted copies of proposed amendments of the 1999 constitution to state Houses of Assembly, as part of the constitutional amendment process.The post NASS sends proposed constitution amendment copies to state Assemblies appeared first on Vanguard News. 


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Wed, 22 Nov 2017
THE Senate yesterday asked the Federal government to immediately immortalize the first elected Vice-President of Nigeria, Dr. Alex Ekwueme, by naming the Federal Polytechnic Oko or other key federal institution or assets after him.The post Name Fedpoly Oko, others after Ekwueme, Senate tells FG appeared first on Vanguard News. 

Wed, 22 Nov 2017
PRESIDENT Muhammadu Buhari has commended Governor Willie Obiano of Anambra State on his victory in the 18th November governorship election in the state.The post Anambra polls: Buhari congratulates Obiano appeared first on Vanguard News. 

Wed, 22 Nov 2017
ANyanya Customary Court in Abuja, yesterday, dissolved a 22-year-old marriage over the wife's habit of cooking once in a week.The post One-in-a-week cooking wrecks 22-yr-old marriage appeared first on Vanguard News. 

Wed, 22 Nov 2017
THE Minister of State Labour and Employment, Professor, Stephen Ocheni, has called for improved youth access to education and vocational studies as a deliberate strategy to check youth's illiteracy and its antecedent vices, such as moral decadence, Juvenile delinquency, cultism and drug abuse.The post Minister proffers solutions to antic-social behahiours by youths appeared first on Vanguard News. 


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Wed, 22 Nov 2017
AN audit panel set up in May by the Minister of Education, Mallam Adamu Adamu, to audit the utilization of the take-off grants to the 12 new universities established by the Jonathan-led administration, has turned in its report, revealing that the 12 universities have just 3,756 academic staff.The post 12 varsities established by Jonathan have only 3,756 academic staff ' Panel appeared first on Vanguard News. 

Wed, 22 Nov 2017
THE Senate has begun a probe into how over N2 billion fund, including accrued interest, collected on behalf of the Hydroelectric Power Producing Areas Development Commission, HYPPADEC, was expended.The post HYPPADEC FUNDS: Senate summons Fashola, NERC, others appeared first on Vanguard News. 

Wed, 22 Nov 2017
Against the backdrop of the allegation that the former National Working Committee (NWC) of Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) squandered the party's funds, the former national treasurer, Alhaji Buhari Bala yesterday debunked such allegation.The post Muazu didnt leave N9bn in PDP's account, says ex-National Treasurer appeared first on Vanguard News. 

Wed, 22 Nov 2017
IMMEDIATE past Chairman of the Association of Local Government of Nigeria, ALGON, in Delta State, Sir Constantine Ikpokpo, yesterday, decried the poor state of Asaba International Airport, calling on Governor Ifeanyi Okowa to revoke the airport contract.The post Ex-ALGON Chair wants Asaba Airport contract revoked appeared first on Vanguard News. 


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Wed, 22 Nov 2017
The Nigerian Press Organisation (NPO), has expressed worry over the proliferation of beat associations and has proscribed it in the industry.The post NPO proscribes beat associations appeared first on Vanguard News. 

Wed, 22 Nov 2017
THE Oba of Lagos, Oba Rilwan Akiolu has said that the place of Asiwaju Bola Tinubu could not be waved aside in Nigeria's politics, noting that though Tinubu is stubborn but his stubbornness is paying off in Lagos State.The post Tinubu, force to reckon with in Nigeria's politics ' OBA Akiolu appeared first on Vanguard News. 

Wed, 22 Nov 2017
The biggest enemy of a clean dining room is the everyday clutter that tends to take over the space. Everything gravitates there like books, paper, purse, jacket, beverage, gadgets, thereby turning it indirectly to a dumping ground.The post Dining table is for meal, not a dumping ground appeared first on Vanguard News. 

Wed, 22 Nov 2017
Barely a week after Ijebu-Remo axis picked a consensus governorship candidate ahead of 2019 election, the Ogun West has also picked the Senator representing Lagos West federal constituency, Solomon Adeola, popularly known as Yayi, as the consensus Ogun State governorship candidate for the Yewa-Awori in 2019.The post 2019: Ogun West forum endorses Senator Adeola as gov candidate appeared first on Vanguard News. 

Wed, 22 Nov 2017
The Federal Road Safety Corps, FRSC, has confirmed the killing of one of its marshals by suspected armed kidnappers on the Abuja-Kaduna Highway.The post Again, gunmen kill FRSC officer, abduct 2 appeared first on Vanguard News. 

Wed, 22 Nov 2017
THE Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation, NNPC, yesterday, said it had completed, commissioned and delivered 500 kilometres of gas pipelines from 2010 to date, as part of an aggressive expansion of gas pipeline infrastructure across the country.The post NNPC completes 539km gas pipeline projects appeared first on Vanguard News. 

Wed, 22 Nov 2017
THE Economic and Financial Crimes Commission EFCC, yesterday urged Justice Rilwan Mohammed Aikawa of a Federal High Court, sitting in Lagos to admit the account statement of a former Minister of Aviation, Chief Femi Fani-Kayode, at Zenith Bank Plc, as an exhibit.The post N4.6bn fraud: EFCC urges court to admit account statements of Fani-Kayode appeared first on Vanguard News. 

Wed, 22 Nov 2017
The Chief of Army Staff, Lieutenant General Tukur Buratai, has pledged to deploy soldiers to Benue State to assist the Police protect the lives and properties of the people against any resistance to the Open Grazing Prohibition Law by militant herdsmen.The post Grazing Law: COAS pledges deployment of soldiers to Benue appeared first on Vanguard News. 

Wed, 22 Nov 2017
THE Senate has begun a probe into non-payment of all severance, gratuities and pensions arrears to retired state judicial officers by state governments.The post Senate probes non-payment of severance, pensions to judicial officers appeared first on Vanguard News. 


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Wed, 22 Nov 2017
The suspended Chairman of Kano State chapter of Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, Alhaji Rabiu Dansharu, has described his purported suspension by a factional group as null and void.The post My suspension unconstitutional, says Kano PDP Chair appeared first on Vanguard News. 

Wed, 22 Nov 2017
Robert Mugabe shocked Zimbabwe and the world when he resigned as president on Tuesday, ending his 37-year grip on power. It also plunged the nation into uncertainty, raising institutional questions over succession although the military will likely retain power for now. Speaking to AFP, Derek Matyszak, an analyst at the Pretoria-based Institute for Security Studies,Read MoreThe post What now after Mugabe resignation' appeared first on Vanguard News. 

Wed, 22 Nov 2017
The U.S. urged Zimbabwe's leaders to hold 'free, fair and inclusive elections' as it offered congratulations on the resignation of long-time president Robert Mugabe.The post U.S. congratulates Zimbabweans over Mugabe's departure appeared first on Vanguard News. 

Wed, 22 Nov 2017
Barely a weeek after Ijebu-Remo Axis picked her consensus governorship candidate ahead of 2019 election ,the Ogun West has also picked a Senator representing Lagos West federal constituency in the red chamber, Solomon Adeola, popularly known as Yayi, as the consensus Ogun State governorship candidate for the Yewa-Awori in 2019.The post 2019: Ogun West forum endorses Solomon Adeola as gov candidate appeared first on Vanguard News. 

Wed, 22 Nov 2017
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Wed, 22 Nov 2017
NO fewer than 200,000 private sector employers are today implementing the Contributory Pension Scheme, CPS, and have contributed 60 percent of the total pension fund assets, Centre for Pension Right Advocacy, CPRA, has said.The post Mischief makers behind ongoing Pension Act amendment CPRA appeared first on Vanguard News. 

Wed, 22 Nov 2017
he Federal Government, yesterday, floated $3 billion Euro bond to raise funds from foreign capital in line with the 2017 Budget financing plan.The post Nigeria floats $3bn dual-tranche bond appeared first on Vanguard News. 

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Wed, 22 Nov 2017
PETROLEUM and Natural Gas Senior Staff Association of Nigeria, PENGASSAN, has rejected the plan by both the Federal and state governments to tax pensions, gratuities and terminal benefits of workers in the country.The post PENGASSAN rejects plan to tax pensions, terminal benefits appeared first on Vanguard News. 

Wed, 22 Nov 2017
TVC Communications, operators of TVC News and Adaba FM, has launched a new music radio station, 102.3 Max FM in Lagos. Max FM replaces Radio Continental. The radio station which was launched in Lagos switched seamlessly to become 102.3 MAX FM.The post TVC Communications launches new radio station appeared first on Vanguard News. 

Wed, 22 Nov 2017
Okhma Global, a marketing and communication firm, and consultant to the Carnival Calabar and Festivals, as well as Cross Rivers State Government in partnership with the Calabar Carnival Commission as announced the unveiling of the latest brand-new offering that seeks to meet the yearnings of the millions of revelers, who participate annually at the Calabar Carnival which is reputed to be Africa's biggest street party.The post Okhma announces face of Ediye' debut at Carnival Calabar 201 

Wed, 22 Nov 2017
Intercontinental Distillers Limited, makers of Chelsea Dry Gin, has rewarded its distributors for the current financial year ending October 2017.The post IDL rewards distributors' performance appeared first on Vanguard News. 

Wed, 22 Nov 2017
In a bid to fulfill its promises, Shoprite Nigeria says its celebrating the 22 winners of its brand new Hyundai Grand Xcent cars at a celebration party in Lagos.The post Shoprite fetes winners of anniversary promo appeared first on Vanguard News. 

Wed, 22 Nov 2017
FCMB Group Plc has completed the acquisition of an additional 60 percent equity stake in Legacy Pension Managers Limited (Legacy). The acquisition, which increases the holding company's interest in the company from 28.2 percent to 88.2 percent, was concluded at the Completion Board Meeting of Legacy on yesterday in Abuja.The post FCMB Group completes 88.2% acquisition of Legacy Pension Managers appeared first on Vanguard News. 


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Wed, 22 Nov 2017
The Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) yesterday said that the nation's external reserves have risen to $34.9 billion, the highest in 30 months, driven by increased investor confidence in the Nigerian economy.The post Rising investors' confidence lifts external reserves to $34.9bn appeared first on Vanguard News. 

Wed, 22 Nov 2017
Tongues have been wagging and indeed, there has been babel of words, since Iku Baba Yeye, Alase, Igbakeji Orisa, the Alaafin of Oyo, Oba Lamidi Olayiwola Adeyemi III, named the O'odua People's Congress, OPC, chieftain, Otunba Gani Adams, as the 15th Aare OnaKakanfo of Yorubaland.The post Between Aare Baamofin and Aare Ona Kakanfo of Yorubaland appeared first on Vanguard News. 

Wed, 22 Nov 2017
Afrinvest Asset Management Limited, a subsidiary of Afrinvest (West Africa) Limited, has launched the Afrinvest Plutus Fund, a simple and affordable saving solution designed for all classes of income earners with a minimum subscription of N5,000.The post Afrinvest launches Plutus Fund appeared first on Vanguard News. 

Wed, 22 Nov 2017
THE Acting Managing Director of Bank of Industry, BoI Waheed Olagunju, yesterday against moves by the Senate to disband it following plans to establish National Development Bank of Nigeria (NDBN). If the Bill for an Act to establish the National Development Bank of Nigeria,(Establishment etc.) Bill, 2016 scales through, passed into law and assented to by the President, the BoI will no longer exist as the new bank would have taken over the hitherto functions of BoI.The post BoI protests disbandme 

Wed, 22 Nov 2017
The Securities and Ex change Commission, SEC, ha signed a Memorandum of Understanding, MOU, with its Moroccan counterpart, Autorite Marocaine Du Marche Des Capitaux, AMMC, to boost cooperation between both regulators and the capital marker operation. The MoU, which was signed on the sidelines of the Nigerian- Moroccan bilateral talks marked with the visit ofRead MoreThe post SEC signs MoU with Morocco to boost market growth appeared first on Vanguard News. 

Wed, 22 Nov 2017
By Providence Obuh Deputy Governor of Lagos State, Mrs. Idiat Adebule, First female Rear Admiral in Nigeria, Rear Admiral Itunu Hotonou, among others are set to grace the Women in Successful Careers (WISCAR) 2016 conference and 7th annual graduation ceremony. WISCAR is a not-for-profit organization set up to counsel, mentor and enable career womenRead MoreThe post Women in Successful Careers host Adebule, others @confab appeared first on Vanguard News. 

Wed, 22 Nov 2017
Nigeria's private sector downturn continued in November, but a renewed rise in new orders provided a welcome boost to business conditions.The post Nigeria private sector worsens, new businesses rise since Jan. appeared first on Vanguard News. 

Wed, 22 Nov 2017
The Executive Vice Chairman of the Nigerian Communications Commission, Prof Umar Garba Danbatta, has revealed that telecom operators in the country were calling for tariff hike.The post NCC slams operatorscall for price hike appeared first on Vanguard News. 


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Wed, 22 Nov 2017
Barely one week after President Buhari took a swipe at the level government Ministries, Departments and Agencies, MDAs spend money on foreign ICT procurements, the National Information Technology Development Agency (NITDA), has swung into action, by blocking all duplicative procurements in all MDAs.The post NITDA moves to block duplicative procurements appeared first on Vanguard News. 

Wed, 22 Nov 2017
Apple's iPhone 8 has launched in Lagos, Nigeria and is dubbed a new generation of iPhone due to its new, durable glass design with an embedded wireless charging system, that is described for living conditions in Nigeria.The post Why Nigeria is important market for iPhone 8 appeared first on Vanguard News. 

Wed, 22 Nov 2017
Director General of Delta State Innovation Hub and former President Institute of Software Practitioners of Nigeria, ISPON, Mr. Chris Uwaje was a guest lecturer at the sixth annual dinner/fund raising party of the Government College, Ughelli Old Boys Association, GCUOBA, recently. The post NIGERIA:The national reconstruction plan to survive in IoT world (3) appeared first on Vanguard News. 

Wed, 22 Nov 2017
Shell and bio-bean are helping to power some of London's buses using a biofuel made partly from waste coffee grounds, a development that has triggered renewed challenge to Nigerian beneficiaries of Shell's LiveWIRE programme to join in the innovative search for bright energy ideas.The post Shell, bio-bean, coffee-drinkers collaborate to help power London's buses appeared first on Vanguard News. 

Wed, 22 Nov 2017
The Chairman and Chief Executive ofThe Chairman and Chief Executive of Nigeria's leading Entertainments and Sports Company Samd'oro Entertainments Ltd., Mr Sunny Oyeyemi has commended the Governor of Delta State, The post Oyeyemi lauds Gov. Okowa on sports devt appeared first on Vanguard News. 

Wed, 22 Nov 2017
CHELSEA are in Azerbaijan ahead of their Champions League showdown with Qarabag. The Blues were put through their paces at the Bakcell Arena by Antonio Conte today, as they gear up for a crucial Group C fixture.The post Hazard, Morata set to fire Chelsea into next round appeared first on Vanguard News. 

Wed, 22 Nov 2017
Manchester United striker Romelu Lukaku has avoided the prospect of a jail sentence in the United States by agreeing to pay compensation to the Beverly Hills police.The post Lukaku to pay US police $450 to avoid jail sentence appeared first on Vanguard News. 


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Wed, 22 Nov 2017
uventus star Paulo Dybala has rediscovered his scoring form just in time as he renews his rivalry with fellow Argentina Lionel Messi in today's Champions League clash with Barcelona.The post Juve v Barca: Messi renews rivalry with Dybala appeared first on Vanguard News. 

Wed, 22 Nov 2017
MANCHESTER UNITED were joined by several familiar faces as they flew out for their Champions League clash with Basel.The post Pogba, Ibrahimovic fly out for Basel tie appeared first on Vanguard News. 



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