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


Below are the headlines found on The Vanguard Online Newspaper for today, Thursday, 21 December, 2017.

Thu, 21 Dec 2017

ON a day waves of condemnation trailed his arrest, the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC, yesterday, flew Chairman of Innoson Group of Companies, Chief Innocent Chukwuma, to Lagos in shorts, according to one of his aides. Chief Chukwuma, was however, released, last night. EFCC which confirmed the release said the Innoson boss was arrested for alleged tax fraud and forgery. The agency flew him to Lagos wearing only shorts and a shirt through Air Peace flight that left Akanu Ibiam International Airport, Enugu, at 1:45pm. 

Chukwuma was driven in a convoy from the EFCC Enugu office where he was detained after his forcible arrest at his Enugu residence, Tuesday. A staff of Innoson Company said the businessman was neither allowed to take his bath nor change his wears since he was arrested by the EFCC on Tuesday morning. Head, Corporate Communications of Innoson Group, Cornel Osigwe, in a statement in Enugu, yesterday, maintained that Chukwuma is not a criminal and was never invited by the EFCC before the arrest. Osigwe denied that Chukwuma was being investigated by the Capital Market and Insurance Fraud Unit of the commission’s Lagos office and challenged the EFCC to prove its invitation to Chukwuma which he failed to honour that necessitated invasion of his residence. He also said Chukwuma never jumped any administrative bail or made attempts at resisting arrest as claimed by the EFCC, adding that “Dr Chukwuma (OFR) is a law abiding citizen, a public figure and a well known industrialist of international repute. He couldn’t have been invited by the EFCC and he would ignore or refuse to honour the invitation.” Osigwe further said: “Dr Chukwuma has never had any issues or query from the EFCC recently. 

Thu, 21 Dec 2017
A MILD drama played out between the Chairman of Innoson Group, Chief Innocent Chukwuma and the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC, yesterday, as the agency tried to arrest him in Enugu.The post Why we arrested Chukwuma, Innoson MD EFCC appeared first on Vanguard News. 

Thu, 21 Dec 2017
CHAIRMANSHIP candidate of Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, in Ughelli South Local Government Area, Delta State, Dr Richard Kofi, has promised to stamp out crime from the area through youth empowerment if elected.The post Delta LG polls: I'll stamp out crime through empowerment 'Kofi appeared first on Vanguard News. 

Thu, 21 Dec 2017
Taraba State House of Assembly, yesterday, failed to pass the bill to alter the Constitution, which seeks to abrogate the state/local government joint account and give the third tier financial autonomy.The post Constitution amendment: Taraba Assembly fails to pass LG autonomy bill appeared first on Vanguard News. 

Thu, 21 Dec 2017
poverty alleviationThe post Poverty alleviation appeared first on Vanguard News. 

Thu, 21 Dec 2017
The Department of Petroleum Resources, DPR, has expressed determination to contain the current scarcity of petrol across the country by imposing various forms of sanctions to erring marketers.The post DPR imposes N20m fine on depot operators selling petrol above N145 per litre appeared first on Vanguard News. 

Thu, 21 Dec 2017
LEADERS of the All Progressives Congress, APC, in Ondo State yesterday accused the national chairman of the party, Chief John Odigie-Oyegun of fuelling the crisis in the state.The post Ondo APC leaders accuse Oyegun of instigating crisis appeared first on Vanguard News. 

Thu, 21 Dec 2017
The Oil and Gas Free Zones Authority, OGFZA, has signed a partnership agreement with PricewaterhouseCoopers (PwC), the global brand in management sciences, to pool resources in a strategic relationship that will see the two organisations work together to drive investments in Nigeria's oil and gas free zones.The post OGFZA, PwC partner to drive for FDI appeared first on Vanguard News. 

Thu, 21 Dec 2017
LAGOS'DESPITE claims by the Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation NNPC, that it has increased supply of premium motor spirit, PMS, also known as petrol, to Lagos and Abuja to 470 truckloads, scarcity of the product has persisted, fuelling fears it might mar Christmas, which is four days away.The post Petrol scarcity persists, may mar Xmas appeared first on Vanguard News. 

Thu, 21 Dec 2017
Lagos Channel Management Limited has given out N1 million each to five charity homes for the less privileged in Lagos in celebration of the yuletide, totalling N5 million.The post Yuletide: LCM doles out N5m to five charity homes appeared first on Vanguard News. 

Thu, 21 Dec 2017
Lagos State Governor, Mr. Akinwunmi Ambode, yesterday. said, he has approved numerous training programmes for officers in the State's Civil Service, to enable them meet the present challenges and deliver on the fundamental comments to the people of Lagos State.The post Lagos govt approves traning for civil servants appeared first on Vanguard News. 

Thu, 21 Dec 2017
WARRI'TENSION is mounting at Kokodiagbane and other Ijaw host communities of Chevron Nigeria Limited, CNL, in Delta State, over the manner the multinational oil firm is handling the conversion of graduates that participated in its Vocational Training and Operator Training Programmes.The post Anxiety mounts over Chevrons alleged non-conversion of Ijaw graduates appeared first on Vanguard News. 

Thu, 21 Dec 2017
Aggah community in Ogba/Egbema/Ndoni Local Government Area of Rivers State has petitioned Nigerian Agip Oil Company, NAOC, before the Italian government over the annual flooding of their area caused by activities of the company in the country.The post Rivers community petitions Italian govt over Agips neglect appeared first on Vanguard News. 

Thu, 21 Dec 2017
Seven suspected members of the kidnap gang that abducted and murdered the Production Manager of Niger Delta Petroleum Resources NDPR, Mr. Ubani Onyema, after collecting N10 million ransom at Woji, Port Harcourt, Rivers State capital, have been arrested by the Inspector General of Police Intelligence Response Squad.The post 3 colleagues of kidnapped, murdered NDPR staff arrested appeared first on Vanguard News. 

Thu, 21 Dec 2017
THE Osun State Government has reaffirmed its commitment to establish a Standing Tribunal into chieftaincy matters in order to ensure seamless chieftaincy matters administration in the state.The post Osun to establish standing tribunal into chieftaincy matters appeared first on Vanguard News. 

Thu, 21 Dec 2017
Those miscreants parading themselves as fresh PDP ought to have been arrested, jailed Fayose as he welcomes Secondus, other national leaders to Ekiti LG election rally Governor of Ekiti State and Chairman, Peoples Democratic Partys Governors Forum has said that those who have identified themselves as Fresh PDP ought to have been arrested, andRead MoreThe post Those parading themselves as fresh PDP ought to be arrested, jailed Fayose appeared first on Vanguard News. 

Thu, 21 Dec 2017
Bayelsa State governor and Chairman of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) Post- Convention Reconciliation Committee, Mr. Henry Seriake Dickson, has said the greatest and most potent armoury at the disposal of the party are the Nigerian people. The post A party that doesnt win election is a dead party Dickson appeared first on Vanguard News. 

Thu, 21 Dec 2017
GENERAL Electric Nigeria says it has successfully trained 141 Nigerian entrepreneurs on advanced manufacturing and business development skills.The post GE trains 141 Nigerian entrepreneurs on advanced manufacturing skills appeared first on Vanguard News. 

Thu, 21 Dec 2017
GENERAL Electric Nigeria says it has successfully trained 141 Nigerian entrepreneurs on advanced manufacturing and business development skills.The post GE trains 141 Nigerian entrepreneurs on advanced manufacturing skills appeared first on Vanguard News. 

Thu, 21 Dec 2017
The Nigerian Bottling Company Limited (NBC) has empowered over 700 youths at the Kano edition of its program, 'Youth Empowered' Workshop.The post NBC empowers over 700 youths in Kano appeared first on Vanguard News. 

Thu, 21 Dec 2017
The Nigerian Bottling Company Limited (NBC) has empowered over 700 youths at the Kano edition of its program, 'Youth Empowered' Workshop.The post NBC empowers over 700 youths in Kano appeared first on Vanguard News. 

Thu, 21 Dec 2017
Access Bank Plc's Africa Fintech Foundry (AFF) Disrupt Conference 2017 has highlighted lack of policy and funding as major issues facing startups in the financial technology (Fintech) sector of the economy.The post AFF 'Disrupt' Conference highlights policy, funding gaps in Fintech startups appeared first on Vanguard News. 

Thu, 21 Dec 2017
Access Bank Plc's Africa Fintech Foundry (AFF) Disrupt Conference 2017 has highlighted lack of policy and funding as major issues facing startups in the financial technology (Fintech) sector of the economy.The post AFF 'Disrupt' Conference highlights policy, funding gaps in Fintech startups appeared first on Vanguard News. 

Thu, 21 Dec 2017
No fewer than nine petrol stations in Katsina State have been sealed by the Department of Petroleum Resources, DPR, over alleged product diversion and price hike above the legal N145 per litre pump price.The post Product diversion, price hike: DPR seals 9 petrol stations in Katsina, 8 in Kaduna appeared first on Vanguard News. 

Thu, 21 Dec 2017
Lagos State's Commissioner for Employment/ Wealth Creation, Babatunde Durosinmi-Etti, has said that 50 fashion entrepreneurs in the State will be trained by Ruff 'n' Tumble Nigeria, a Lagos based clothing company.The post 50 fashion entrepreneurs to be trained by Ruff 'n' Tumble Durosinmi-Etti appeared first on Vanguard News. 

Thu, 21 Dec 2017
Living Fountain Orphanage has concluded plans to establish skills and resource center for training female entrepreneurs.The post Orphanage plans skills centre for female entrepreneurs appeared first on Vanguard News. 

Thu, 21 Dec 2017
Living Fountain Orphanage has concluded plans to establish skills and resource center for training female entrepreneurs.The post Orphanage plans skills centre for female entrepreneurs appeared first on Vanguard News. 

Thu, 21 Dec 2017
Network of Enterprising Women of Nigeria (NEWN) has unveiled its community business directory will help boost trade among its members.The post NEWN launches business directory to boost trade appeared first on Vanguard News. 

Thu, 21 Dec 2017
Network of Enterprising Women of Nigeria (NEWN) has unveiled its community business directory will help boost trade among its members.The post NEWN launches business directory to boost trade appeared first on Vanguard News. 

Thu, 21 Dec 2017
The naira Wednesday suffered yet another biggest daily depreciation in the Investors and Exporters (I&E) Window as it depreciated by 66 kobo to N361.91 per dollar, triggered by an 86 percent decrease in dollar supply.The post Naira further depreciates to N361.91 as volume drops by 86% appeared first on Vanguard News. 

Thu, 21 Dec 2017
The Nigerian Deposit Insurance Corporation, NDIC, has set January 31, 2018 deadline for payment of insured deposits to the depositors of New Heights Microfinance Bank, MfB.The post NDIC sets deadline for New Heights MfB's depositors to file claims appeared first on Vanguard News. 

Thu, 21 Dec 2017
Confederation of African Football (CAF) president, Ahmad, has reiterated his warning to Cameroon about their hosting of the Africa Cup of Nations.The post AFCON 2019: CAF renews warning to Cameroon appeared first on Vanguard News. 

Thu, 21 Dec 2017
THE Federal Executive Council, FEC today, Wednesday approved the award of a N155.7 billion Naira contract for the construction of a hybrid two-lane-six-lane road network that starts from Abuja that cuts through the heart of Northern Nigeria: Abuja-Kaduna-Zaria to Kano.The post Onitsha-Enugu, Abuja-Kaduna-Zaria-Kano road contracts as Buhari's roads to glory ' by Garba Shehu appeared first on Vanguard News. 

Thu, 21 Dec 2017
Super Eagles forward, Odion Ighalo tops the list of Awardees to be honoured by the Edo State Football Association in its Award Nite scheduled for the Imaguero College Hall in Benin City tomorrow.The post Ighalo tops Edo FA 2017 Award winners appeared first on Vanguard News. 

Thu, 21 Dec 2017
A senior NAN journalist, Rotimi Ijikanmi, gives an account of how a Medview flight from Abuja to Ilorin almost did not happen and when it did after almost seven hours of delay, was almost ruined by bad weather and poor landing equipment at Ilorin Airport.The post Bumpy ride on Medview flight to Ilorin: A reporter's story appeared first on Vanguard News. 

Thu, 21 Dec 2017
Nigeria Olympic Committee, NOC has directed all sports federations to conclude matters of reviews and approval of their respective constitutions and statutes, in line with their international federation rules and guidelines.The post Constitution review: NOC gives federations June deadline appeared first on Vanguard News. 

Thu, 21 Dec 2017
Rivers State Governor, Nyesom Ezenwo Wike has declared that the International Polo Tournament to be hosted in the state by 2018 will promote the state's economy.The post Port Harcourt to host international Polo tourney appeared first on Vanguard News. 

Thu, 21 Dec 2017
Subsequent governments have unsuccessfully tried to bring back the identity card project. However, Nigerians seem to have lost fate in the project as many of those qualified have not turned up for registration for obvious reasons and even though those that have had, the relevant agency of government saddled with the responsibility to register and issue the card has not lived up to expectation.The post Nigerians and identity crisis, relevant govt agencies in focus appeared first on Vanguard News. 

Thu, 21 Dec 2017
Abuja Swansea City has sacked manager Paul Clement after less than a year at the helm as the Premier League bottom club desperately search for a way out of the relegation mire. As the season approaches its halfway point, the Welsh side are already four points adrift of safety following Monday's 1-3 defeat atRead MoreThe post Swansea City sack Clement appeared first on Vanguard News. 

Thu, 21 Dec 2017
Former Brazil international and now Senator, Romario, has declared interest in the presidency of the country's corruption-tainted football governing body.[caption id="attachment_913711" align="alignnone" width="279"] 

Thu, 21 Dec 2017
Fans coming to watch boxing action and musical performances at GOtv Boxing Night 13 have the opportunity of going home with 50 GOtv decoders at the event holding on 26 December at Landmark Centre, Victoria Island Lagos.The post GOtv Boxing Night 13: Fans to win 50 decoders appeared first on Vanguard News. 

Thu, 21 Dec 2017
BREAKING: Bristol City sends Manchester United out of League CupThe post BREAKING: Bristol City sends Manchester United packing out of League Cup appeared first on Vanguard News. 

Thu, 21 Dec 2017
Floyd Mayweather is legitimately considering competing in mixed martial arts, according to UFC president Dana White.The post Mayweather in talks over 'billion dollar' deal appeared first on Vanguard News. 

Thu, 21 Dec 2017
AMALGAMATED Union of Public Corporation, Civil Service Technical and Recreational Service Employees, AUPCTRE, has expressed shock over the Federal Government plan to sell some national historical assets, contending that no nation's sells its history.The post Workers tackle FG over sale of national historical assets appeared first on Vanguard News. 

Thu, 21 Dec 2017
The evidential burden of proving probable cause for remand rests squarely on the police or prosecution, which he discharges on the 'balance of probability', even though the proceeding arises from a criminal contextThe post ACJA as key to modern criminal justice (3) appeared first on Vanguard News. 

Thu, 21 Dec 2017
Although virtually every invasion or conquer of Palestine was contemporaneous with the invasion and conquer of Jerusalem, it was in 1250 BC precisely that Hebrews or Jews to be precise, from Egypt were said to have set out to begin the earliest conquest of CanaanThe post Whos Jerusalem' (2) appeared first on Vanguard News. 

Thu, 21 Dec 2017
FOR six years, Agosu Meka was in the company of his fisherman father, Mr. Meka, in Sogunro Community, Iwaya, Yaba area of Lagos. His dream of going to school seemed rather bleak as his father's daily meagre wages from fish sales was not enough to sponsor him in any of the three primary schools in the community.The post Why we are on the streets appeared first on Vanguard News. 

Thu, 21 Dec 2017
By Ebele Orakpo WOWBii Interactive, the first manufacturer of interactive touchscreen and foremost proponent of interactive learning in Africa, has certified The River Bank School, Victoria Island, Lagos as its first BUDDZone in Nigeria. Presenting the certificate to the head of RiverBank School, Mrs Regina Jemide, CEO of WOWBii Interactive, Terae Onyeje said: 'A BUDDZoneRead MoreThe post River Bank School becomes 1st WOWBii BUDDZone in Nigeria appeared first on Vanguard News. 

Thu, 21 Dec 2017
ACCESS to uninterrupted power supply in federal universities and university teaching hospitals in Nigeria is a major challenge and barrier to effective research, student learning and institutional operations.The post Urgent need to improve electricity in Nigerian varsities appeared first on Vanguard News. 


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