NAIJA NEWSPAPERS: TODAY'S THE VANGUARD NEWSPAPER HEADLINES [29 DECEMBER, 2017]


Below are the headlines found on The Vanguard Online Newspaper for today, Friday, 29 December, 2017.

Fri, 29 Dec 2017

THE Depot and Petroleum Products Marketers Association, DAPPMA, has denied owing the Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation, NNPC, N26.7 billion for fuel supplied. 

Meanwhile, in a bid to end the ongoing fuel crisis and the untold hardship it is inflicting on Nigerians, President of the Senate, Dr. Bukola Saraki, yesterday, directed the Senate Committee on Petroleum Resources (Downstream) to cut short its recess and immediately convene a meeting with industry stakeholders. Reacting to DAPPMA’s allegation that petrol was not supplied to its members, the NNPC, had accused DAPPMA members of distorting the facts in its claims that its members’ tanks and depots were empty. It will be recalled that the NNPC, in a statement in Abuja by its Group General Manager, Public Affairs Division, Mr. Ndu Ughamadu, had described DAPPMA’s claims as unfortunate, stating that it had continued to supply the marketers huge quantities of the product despite the group’s N26.7 billion debts to its subsidiary, the Petroleum Products Marketing Company, PPMC, as at December 21, 2017. Ughamadu had further accused DAPPMA of refusing to resume fuel imports, despite the concession granted the group by the Federal Government to obtain foreign exchange at the official rate of N305 to a dollar.


Fri, 29 Dec 2017

The Deputy President of the Senate, Chief Ike Ekweremadu, has called for parliamentary system of government in the country, saying that the current presidential system is too expensive and cumbersome.
Ekweremadu spoke, during a parliamentary session of the Enugu West People’s Assembly in Udi Local Government, Enugu State, where opportunities were given to the people in the grassroots to interact and ask the leadership of the Senatorial District to give account of their stewardship. He explained that the Enugu West Parliamentary session was an example of democracy in action, which would enable everyone to air his or her opinions, ask questions and demand answers. According to him, “the parliamentary system of government will engender more robust debates which always brings out the best in a democracy.” He assured the people that all their requests would be captured in the federal, state and local government budgets.


Fri, 29 Dec 2017
Delta State government and Delta State Independent Electoral Commission DSIEC have been advised to ensure level playing ground in the January 6 chairmanship and councillorship election in Okpe Local Government Area and avoid rigging to favour the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP.The post Delta govt, DSIEC urged to ensure credible poll in Okpe appeared first on Vanguard News. 

Fri, 29 Dec 2017
CATHOLIC female knights in Enugu have joined in the fight against rape and other forms of sexual abuse in Enugu and other parts of the South East zone.The post Catholic women join fight against sexual assault, solicit govt support appeared first on Vanguard News. 

Fri, 29 Dec 2017
A coalition of human rights groups operating in the South East geopolitical zone has called on the Enugu Electricity Distribution Company, EEDC, to improve power supply in the zone, urging the federal government to revoke the company's licence if it could no longer serve the people well.The post Rights groups task EEDC on power supply appeared first on Vanguard News. 

Fri, 29 Dec 2017
Cross River State governor, Professor Ben Ayade, has said this year's Carnival Calabar, with the theme: Migration, will tell a very powerful story about Africa and ultimately end the menace migration has brought to Africa.The post Carnival Calabarll end menace of migration in Africa 'Ayade appeared first on Vanguard News. 

Fri, 29 Dec 2017
MEMBER of the House of Representatives representing Anambra East/West Federal Constituency, Dr. Tony Nwoye has urged constituents to put the recent governorship elections behind them, saying that better days were still ahead for them.The post Nwoye urges constituents to put Anambra guber failure behind appeared first on Vanguard News. 

Fri, 29 Dec 2017
LEADWAY Assurance has partnered Lagos State Sector Command of the Federal Road Safety Corps, FRSC, to reward motorists with valid motor vehicle insurance under its DriveAssured Motor Insurance Compliance campaign.The post Leadway to reward motorists in DriveAssured campaign appeared first on Vanguard News. 

Fri, 29 Dec 2017
THE former Director- General of the Federal Radio Corporation of Nigeria, FRCN, Chief Kelvin Ejiofor, has encouraged Nigerian youths to embrace work of arts which he described as 'a vehicle for peaceful coexistence and reduction of unemployment in the country.'The post Ex-FRCN boss urges youths to embrace artworks for economic emancipation appeared first on Vanguard News. 

Fri, 29 Dec 2017
A chieftain of All Progressives Congress, APC, and a presidential aspirant in 2019, Chief Charles Udo Udeogaranya has expressed dismay over the power bike accident involving President Muhammadu Buhari's son, Yusuf Buhari and prayed for the speedy recovery of Nigeria's first son.The post Udeogaranya prays for recovery of Buhari's son appeared first on Vanguard News. 

Fri, 29 Dec 2017
MR Miyebi Producer, Security Coordinator, Warri North Local Government Area to the Delta State Government, has raised the alarm over alleged continuous use of security agents to harass him by some unknown persons.The post Okowa's aide alleges harassment by security agents appeared first on Vanguard News. 

Fri, 29 Dec 2017
EIGHT Communities in Brass and Southern Ijaw Local Government Councils of Bayelsa State have benefited from the donations of thousands of branded relaxation chairs and tables from the First Exploration Petroleum company/EFDI over their peaceful disposition to the seismic data acquisition operation in OMLs 83 and 85.The post 8 Bayelsa communities benefit from E&P/NNPC Joint venture donations appeared first on Vanguard News. 

Fri, 29 Dec 2017
As the scarcity of fuel continues to bite harder across the country, Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, chieftain, Chief Sunny Onuesoke, has called on Nigerian activists and human right campaigners to speak out to save the people from the present hardship.The post Speak out on fuel crisis, Onuesoke urges Soyinka, Falana, Utomi appeared first on Vanguard News. 

Fri, 29 Dec 2017
Chairman of the Delta State Independent Electoral Commission, DSIEC, Chief Mike Ogbodu has said that none of the 16 political parties has doubted his commitment to a free and fair local government election because he has been carrying all of them along in his plans.The post No one is doubting our neutrality ' Ogbodu, DSIEC boss appeared first on Vanguard News. 

Fri, 29 Dec 2017
The results of the recent Kwara State local government election indicate that the firm dominion of Senator Bukola Saraki over the state can no longer be taken for granted.The post Kwara LG Polls: Strong message for Saraki at home appeared first on Vanguard News. 

Fri, 29 Dec 2017
There is no sign of improved electricity supply to Nigerians as the nation recorded an average power sent out of 4,108MW on December 26, data from the Nigerian Electricity System operator of the Transmission Company of Nigeria, TCN, shows.The post Power supply dips to 4,108MW, contradicts TCN's peak transmission claim appeared first on Vanguard News. 

Fri, 29 Dec 2017
The economic challenges in the land allegedly foisted on the country by the All Progressives Congress, APC has made it an easier task for the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP to win all forthcoming elections in the country, the PDP Chairman in Isoko North, Prince Godwin Ogorugba has said.The post APCs failure is tonic for PDP victory ' Isoko North chairman appeared first on Vanguard News. 

Fri, 29 Dec 2017
Economic Community of West African States, ECOWAS, has said it had concluded plans for sub-regional development projects worth $29.66 billion for the period 2018 to 2022.The post ECOWAS to spend $29bn on devt projects in W/Africa appeared first on Vanguard News. 

Fri, 29 Dec 2017
The All Progressives Grand Alliance, APGA will introduce e-government in local government areas it wins in the forthcoming election, a leader of the party in the state, Dr. Ovie Ughwanogho has said.The post APGA will introduce e-governance in council areas ' Ughwanogho appeared first on Vanguard News. 

Fri, 29 Dec 2017
The Lagos State economy has received a major boost as spendings in the creative sector records an estimated N50bn cash transactions in the first three weeks of December, according to reports monitored by the Lagos State Government.The post Lagos economy benefits as december records huge spending appeared first on Vanguard News. 

Fri, 29 Dec 2017
Ekiti State Governor, Mr Ayodele Fayose has congratulated the newly elected President of Liberia, George Opong Weah , describing him as someone destined by God to be president.The post Liberia: Fayose congratulates Weah, rejects Obasanjo as UN mediator appeared first on Vanguard News. 

Fri, 29 Dec 2017
The naira Thursday appreciated further by 10 kobo to N360.6 per dollar in the Investors and Exporters (I&E) window, buoyed by 76 percent increase in volume of dollars traded. The post Naira appreciates to N360.6/$ in I&E appeared first on Vanguard News. 

Fri, 29 Dec 2017
Constitutional Lawyer and Human Rights Activist, Chief Mike Ozekhome has lambasted the administration of President Muhammadu Buhari as the most clueless and directionless in the history of Nigeria noting that it has instituted a 'unique privatization of corruption' in the country.The post Buharis govt mostly one chance cabalistic, says Ozekhome appeared first on Vanguard News. 

Fri, 29 Dec 2017
Ex-football superstar George Weah was announced the winner on Thursday of Liberia's presidential run-off, beating Vice President Joseph Boakai in the first democratic transfer of power in decades following two devastating civil wars.The post Change is on, says Weah in acknowledgment of victory appeared first on Vanguard News. 

Fri, 29 Dec 2017
Monrovia - Provisional results from Tuesday's presidential runoff polls in Liberia have placed former international football superstar, George Weah, far ahead with 61.5 per cent of votes so far processed.The post How Ex-footballer Weah won Liberia presidential vote appeared first on Vanguard News. 

Fri, 29 Dec 2017
Gov. Kashim Shettima of Borno on Thursday presented N170.2 billion Appropriation Bill for 2018 fiscal year to the State House of Assembly.The post Gov. Shettima presents N170bn budget for 2018 appeared first on Vanguard News. 

Fri, 29 Dec 2017
Until recently, the United States of America have had the unique role of shepherding the world through deliberate policies and actions using the instrumentality of well established and organized global institutions like the United Nations and NATO, among others. Little wonder the US was referred to as the world's policeman and global 'big brother.' The post Global geopolitics, the burden of leadership deficit in Africa appeared first on Vanguard News. 

Fri, 29 Dec 2017
With about a fortnight to the kick-off of the 2018 African Nations Championship, CHAN, Super Eagles Assistant coach in-charge of the CHAN team, Salisu Yusuf has admitted his team is not ready for the competition.The post 2018 CHAN: Yusuf admits team not ready appeared first on Vanguard News. 

Fri, 29 Dec 2017
The Premier League's bottom team Swansea City have appointed Carlos Carvalhal as manager until the end of the season with an option of an extension, the Welsh club said on Thursday.The post Swansea appoint Carvalhal as manager appeared first on Vanguard News. 

Fri, 29 Dec 2017
Former Super Eagles player, Uche Agbo Wednesday night was subjected to racial abuse as his club Standard Liege lost 2-1 to KV Kortrijk in the Belgian League.The post Uche Agbo suffers racial abuse in Belgium appeared first on Vanguard News. 

Fri, 29 Dec 2017
Everton doctors have determined that Henry Onyekuru's knee injury is not grievous as was widely reported. The young striker will be out for only six weeks and not six months.The post Everton doctors say Onyekuru's injury not serious appeared first on Vanguard News. 

Fri, 29 Dec 2017
Alexis Sanchez scored twice in four second half minutes to give Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger victory on the night he equalled Alex Ferguson's Premier League record of matches in charge with a 3-2 win over Crystal Palace.The post How Sanchez gave record-equalling Wenger victory appeared first on Vanguard News. 

Fri, 29 Dec 2017
Arsene Wenger does not believe star Chilean Alexis Sanchez will leave Arsenal in the transfer window which opens on January 1.The post Wenger not afraid of losing match winner Sanchez appeared first on Vanguard News. 

Fri, 29 Dec 2017
Real Madrid star Cristiano Ronaldo was Thursday named Globe Soccer's Best Player for the second year in a row and the fourth time overall although he wasn't present in person to receive his trophy.The post Room for more as Ronaldo wins another Globe award appeared first on Vanguard News. 

Fri, 29 Dec 2017
It's been a year of the good, the bad and the ugly in NigerianIt's been a year of the good, the bad and the ugly in Nigerian entertainment industry, judging by the biggest stories that made headlines and trended on social media like never before. From the surprising crash of actress Tonto Dikeh's marriage toRead MoreThe post 2017: Unforgettable moments in Nigerian entertainment appeared first on Vanguard News. 

Fri, 29 Dec 2017
After long years of hiatus as a group since their fall out in 2012, former Mo' Hits Records label mates D'banj, Wande Coal, Don Jazzy, D'prince, Dr. Sid and K Switch came together to deliver what can be described as a historical epic performance during Davido's '30 Billion Concert', held at EKO Hotel Convention Centre, Victoria Island, Lagos on Wednesday; December 27, 2017.The post Mo' Hits stars shock fans, reunite at Davido's '30 Billion Concert&#03 

Fri, 29 Dec 2017
This slow, quiet late December period is always a perfect time to solemnly reflect on the past and express one's hopes and fears for the future.The post Old year/new year thoughts appeared first on Vanguard News. 

Fri, 29 Dec 2017
MANY maybe unaware that the on-going bruising battle between the United States , US, and the United Nations,UN, over the former's unilateral recognition of Jerusalem as the capital of Israel is not the first altercation triggered by President Donald Trump.The post When will the US leave the UN' appeared first on Vanguard News. 

Fri, 29 Dec 2017
Perhaps there was a time when America would have been nearly unanimous in condemning the sexual predators, swamping them in wave after wave of public outrage, as it happened in previous episodes involving Elliot Spitzer in 2008 or Gary Hart nearly a decade earlierThe post Sex and the perils of office appeared first on Vanguard News. 

Fri, 29 Dec 2017
After seven years of marriage, Mr. Peter Ejiofor, a Deputy Editor-in-Chief of the News Agency of Nigeria, NAN, was blessed with a set of quadruplets in the early hours of yesterday.The post 7 years after: NAN Deputy Editor-in-Chief's wife gives birth to quadruplets appeared first on Vanguard News. 

Fri, 29 Dec 2017
Muslims have been urged to personify the characters and traits of the Holy Prophet Muhammad (s.a.w) of love, care and unity.The post NASFAT holds conference in Ghana appeared first on Vanguard News. 

Fri, 29 Dec 2017
The hearing was a huge success. It came on the heels of the first state visit by General Muhammadu Buhari to Kano. As a follow up to the visit that was mainly to work to Governor Ganduje and his group's agenda in APC, the President was advised by a Kano NGO, Kano LEADS Initiative to adopt the OBAMACARE strategy in addressing the drugs menace in the state.The post On the Senate Presidents roundtable on drug abuse in Kano appeared first on Vanguard News. 

Fri, 29 Dec 2017
The site was Jamia Ahmdiyya, Ilaro, Ogun State, venue of the 65th Jalsa Salana, (annual convention) of Ahmadiyya Muslim Jamaat, Nigeria. There was only one route to all motorists, motorcyclists, and commuters. The entire Owode town was last Friday, turned into a Makkah of some sort, with thousands of Muslims finding their way through to the venue of the event. Inter state chartered buses conveyed people to the venue in droves. In no time, the over three hundred tents were filled. It was gathered 

Fri, 29 Dec 2017
The Conference of Islamic Organisations (CIO) has called on the US President Donald Trump to reverse his declaration recognising Jerusalem as the capital of Israel. The organisation urged the U.S President to return to status quo to avert chaos. Speaking at a press conference in Lagos, the Mufti,The Muslim Congress, TMC, Sheikh Zhikirullah Shaafi along with other 12 islamic organisations condemned Trump, adding that the declaration could cause monumental crisis not only in the controversial area 

Fri, 29 Dec 2017
The League of Imams and Alfas in Yoruba Land; Edo and Delta States as well as distinguished scholars of Islamic Studies and other stakeholders from the region recently rose from a two-day conference with a resolve that appointment of Imams and other Mosques officials must henceforth be strictly based on knowledge of Islam just as the body also condemned the intolerance by non-Muslim on the use of hijab which it described as primary Islamic values.The post Appointments of Imams must be based on k 

Fri, 29 Dec 2017
The Lagos State Deputy Governor, Dr. Idiat Adebule, has urged religious leaders in the state to shun activities that may result to religious crisis among faithful of different religions.The post We don't want religious rancor in Lagos, Dep Gov, Commissioner beg leaders appeared first on Vanguard News. 

Fri, 29 Dec 2017
Retired Justice Salihu Muhammad, has expressed his love for Ahmadiyya Muslim Jamaat saying he would continue to be lover and friend of the jamaat till he dies.The post I ll be lover of Ahmadiyya until I die 'Hon Justice Salihu Muhammad, Ex-Grandkadi appeared first on Vanguard News. 

Fri, 29 Dec 2017
UNFORTUNATELY very alarming!' That is how the the Attorney General of the Federation and Minister of Justice, Abubakar Malami, recently described the current state of prisons in NigerThe post Hellhole called Nigerian prisons appeared first on Vanguard News. 

Fri, 29 Dec 2017
The Akwa Ibom Controller of Nigeria Prisons Service, NPS, Mr. Alex Oditah, yesterday, announced the re-arrest of 14 out of the 47 inmates that escaped from the Ikot Ekpene Prisons on December 7.The post Jailbreak: 14 of 47 Akwa Ibom Prison inmates re-arrested appeared first on Vanguard News. 
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