NAIJA NEWSPAPERS: TODAY'S THE VANGUARD NEWSPAPER HEADLINES [27 DECEMBER, 2017]


Below are the headlines found on The Vanguard Online Newspaper for today, Wednesday, 27 December, 2017.

Wed, 27 Dec 2017
OIL marketers, under the aegis of Depot and Petroleum Products Marketers Association, DAPPMA and Independent Petroleum Marketers Association of Nigeria, IPMAN, yesterday, exonerated themselves from the current fuel crisis across the country, saying that currently, there is no fuel in the depots and tanks of its members nationwide.
This has dampened hope for a speedy resolution of the fuel crisis which has almost grounded the country.

Again, this is contrary to claims by the Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation, NNPC and its downstream subsidiary, the Petroleum Products Marketing Company, PPMC, that fuel vessels are discharging the commodity in ports across the country on a daily basis. They also denied that their members were hoarding fuel, saying “sadly, some people have blamed marketers for hoarding fuel. Unfortunately, this is so far from the truth. Hoarding fuel is regarded as economic sabotage and we assure all Nigerians that our members are not involved in such illicit acts.” DAPPMA, in a statement by its Executive Secretary, Mr. Olufemi Adewole, said: “While we cannot confirm or dispute NNPC’S claims of having sufficient product stock, we can confirm that the products are not in our tanks and as such cannot be distributed. If the products are offshore, then surely, it cannot be considered to be available to Nigerians.
Wed, 27 Dec 2017
The Labour Party, LP, yesterday, kicked against the Federal Government's approval for the release of $1 billion from the Excess Crude Account, ECA, to prosecute the war against the Boko Haram insurgency.The post Boko Haram: LP raps FG over $1bn withdrawal from ECA appeared first on Vanguard News. 

Wed, 27 Dec 2017
Uneasy calm has enveloped Owerri, following the renaming of Assumpta Avenue by Governor Rochas Okorocha, to Muhammadu Buhari Road.The post Tension in Owerri over renaming of Maria Assumpta Avenue as Buhari Road appeared first on Vanguard News. 

Wed, 27 Dec 2017
SENATOR Magnus Abe, yesterday, said that Govenor Nyesom Wike foresaw and warned him over the current antagonism he faces from former Governor Chibuike Amaechi-led All Progressives Congress, APC, in Rivers State.The post Amaechi vs Abe: Wike warned me 'Abe appeared first on Vanguard News. 

Wed, 27 Dec 2017
A policeman and five other persons were killed in an inter-communal conflict between the villages of Uyangha and Ojor on Christmas Day in Cross River State.The post Christmas Day bloodbath: Policeman, 5 others killed in Cross River communal clash appeared first on Vanguard News. 

Wed, 27 Dec 2017
VERY early at the start of his tenure, President Muhammadu Buhari voluntarily promised to release the list of those he called looters. On 12th December 2015 the President said the only thing holding back the Central Bank of Nigeria, CBN, from publishing the list of those who looted Nigeria and have returned parts of the loot was to avoid jeopardising investigations and further recoveries. Till today, he has not fulfilled that promise.The post Whither the elusive 'looters list'' ap 

Wed, 27 Dec 2017
KANO State Government, yesterday, demanded, the Kwankwassiyya Group tender unreserved apology to President Muhammadu Buhari and the All Progressives Congress, APC, over comments that the Preident is fuelling crisis in the state.The post Ganduje demands apology from Kwankwaso over comments on Buhari appeared first on Vanguard News. 

Wed, 27 Dec 2017
The criticism of the administration was enough to force Vice-President Yemi Osinbajo who was holidaying in Lagos to the fuel stations on Christmas Eve and even on Christmas Day The post Buhari and his Critics: A combative Christmas Holiday appeared first on Vanguard News. 

Wed, 27 Dec 2017
THE APC would sweep the LG polls on January 6, 2018, if the State Independent Electoral Commission, DSIEC keeps to its words and conducts a free and fair election, the spokesman of the opposition party, Leonard Obibi has said.The post Poor state of councils will make it a sweeping victory for APC ' Spokesman appeared first on Vanguard News. 

Wed, 27 Dec 2017
Croatia National Team manager Zlatko Dali has clarified his comments about knowing the starting line-up that will take to the Kaliningrad Stadium, Kaliningrad pitch against Nigeria at the 2018 World Cup on June 16.The post Croatia Coach : I know my starting XI against Nigeria appeared first on Vanguard News. 

Wed, 27 Dec 2017
The doctrine of separation of powers necessitates that the Judicial arm of government be guaranteed independence and that as the National Judicial Council is designed as a mechanism to insulate the Judiciary from outside influenceThe post Arrest and prosecution of serving judges: The role of National Judicial Council appeared first on Vanguard News. 


Wed, 27 Dec 2017
This annual ritual of pain preceded Buhari's arrival as a tenant in Aso Villa. It was in fact part of what he was elected to correct. That he has not been able to do anything about it should be a matter of shame to his administrationThe post The failure side of Muhammadu Buhari appeared first on Vanguard News. 

Wed, 27 Dec 2017
THE Nigeria Police Force Pension Funds, known otherwise as NPF Pensions, said it brought N340 billion assets under management between 2015 and 2017 and set aside the sum of N400 million as annual short term parliative for retirees through the newly established Police Retirement Savings Welfare Scheme.The post PENSION: Police get N340bn assets under management in 3 years appeared first on Vanguard News. 

Wed, 27 Dec 2017
DEPUTY Senate President Ike Ekweremadu, yesterday, donated gift items worth millions of naira to Internally Displaced Persons, IDP, camps in Gombe State, during the Christmas holiday.The post Ekweremadu donates to Gombe IDPs, fetes Enugu widows appeared first on Vanguard News. 

Wed, 27 Dec 2017
By Perez Brisibe STATE CHAIRMAN of the APC Prophet Jones Erue has said that the party was assured of victory in the LG elections and in subsequent polls in 2019 with Chief Great Ogboru in its fold. Erue flanked by chieftains of the party including a former military governor of Abia State, Air Vice MarshallRead MoreThe post With Ogboru on our side, we are sure of victory ' ERUE appeared first on Vanguard News. 

Wed, 27 Dec 2017
DELTA State governor, Senator Ifeanyi Okowa and the member representing Okpe/Sapele/Uvwie federal constituency in the House of Representatives, Chief Evelyn Oboro, have congratulated Speaker of the House of Representatives, Mr. Yakubu Dogara, who turned 50 yesterday.The post Okowa, Oboro extol Dogara at 50 appeared first on Vanguard News. 

Wed, 27 Dec 2017
Edo State Government, yesterday, donated food items and other materials worth millions of naira to Internally Displaced Persons, IDPs, in Ohogua, Ovia North-East Local Government Area of the state.The post Edo govt donates food items to IDPs appeared first on Vanguard News. 

Wed, 27 Dec 2017
NO fewer than seven persons were reportedly killed during the Christmas break in two separate attacks on Adim Akpa and Utonkon communities in Otukpo and Ado Local Government areas of Benue State.The post Gunmen kill 7 in Benue attacks appeared first on Vanguard News. 

Wed, 27 Dec 2017
In line with the vision to build and promote a stable and peaceful state, the Plateau Peace Building Agency, PPBA, has developed a five-year work plan, which would help it deal with violence in the state.The post Plateau formulates 5-year anti-violence plan appeared first on Vanguard News. 

Wed, 27 Dec 2017
Following this season of greatness and deep reflection of Christians on the mystery of the birth of Jesus Christ, which necessitated the return of many living in the city, the governor of Anambra State, Chief Willie Obiano has mounted gallant security operatives in the nooks and crannies of the state with a touch of beautification and payment of salaries to all the civil servants in the state, noting that Christmas should be celebrated with joy and happiness.The post Yuletide: APGA Forum lauds O 

Wed, 27 Dec 2017
DIRECTOR-GENERAL of the Nigerian Maritime Administration and Safety Agency, NIMASA, Dr Dakuku Peterside, has said that the Cabotage Vessel Financing Fund, CVFF, has slightly over-shot the $100 million instead of the $100 billion currently being speculated.The post CVFF has accrued $100m, not $100bn ' DG NIMASA appeared first on Vanguard News. 

Wed, 27 Dec 2017
LAGOS'NIGERIA spent a total of N157 billion on the importation of vehicles, aircrafts parts and vessels in the third quarter of 2017.The post Nigeria spends N157bn on vehicles, aircraft parts, vessels importation appeared first on Vanguard News. 

Wed, 27 Dec 2017
Hope for Women in Nigeria Initiative (HOFOWEM), a pet project of the wife of Lagos State Governor, Mrs. Bolanle Ambode, in commemoration of the Christmas Day has distributed various gift items to more than 500 children at Massey Children's Hospital, Lagos and Sought After Children's Orphanage Home, Langbasa Ajah, in a project tagged: 'Love at Christmas'.The post Xmas: Ambode's wife expresses love to children, presents gift items appeared first on Vanguard News. 

Wed, 27 Dec 2017
CHAIRMAN of the PDP in Ethiope East, Felix Erhimedafe has, however, dismissed as inconsequential the presence of Chief Great Ogboru in the APC saying the serial governorship candidate is not even a threat to the PDP in his base in Ethiope East.The post Delta LG Polls: Ogboru, APC is not a threat in Ethiope East ' PDP appeared first on Vanguard News. 

Wed, 27 Dec 2017
PDP chairmanship candidate in Ika South Local Government Area, Mr. Victor Okoh has promised to enthrone an administration that will bring the electorate to see the results of their taxes despite the difficult economic situation in the country.The post You will see the result of your taxes in Ika South ' Okoh, PDP candidate appeared first on Vanguard News. 

Wed, 27 Dec 2017
CHAIRMAN of the Delta State Independent Electoral Commission, DSIEC, Chief Mike Ogbodu, has reiterated the commitment of the commission to carry all stakeholders along in the conduct of the 6 January 2017 local government election in the state.The post DISIEC vows to work with all stakeholders appeared first on Vanguard News. 

Wed, 27 Dec 2017
Former Vice President and a chieftain of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), Atiku Abubakar has denied media report of a purported rift between him, the party's national chairman, Prince Uche Secondus as well as governors elected on the platform of the party among others.The post Atiku denies rift with Secondus, PDP governors, others appeared first on Vanguard News. 

Wed, 27 Dec 2017
The Investments and Securities Tribunal, IST, has requested for increased funding in order to effectively cope with expansion in its operational responsibilities.The post IST demands increased funding for operational efficiency appeared first on Vanguard News. 

Wed, 27 Dec 2017
he Nigerian Maritime Administration and Safety Agency, NIMASA and ship-owners have disagreed over the reasons for failure of the nation to be elected into the category C of the International Maritime Organisation, IMO's Council.The post NIMASA, ship-owners disagree over Nigeria's failure at IMO council election appeared first on Vanguard News. 

Wed, 27 Dec 2017
The Rivers State Government and Shell Nigeria Gas (SNG) have signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) for the distribution of gas to industries operating in Port Harcourt area and its environs.The post Rivers State , Shell Nigeria Gas sign MoU on gas supply to industries appeared first on Vanguard News. 

Wed, 27 Dec 2017
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Wed, 27 Dec 2017
The failure of Galaxy Note 7 last year may have come with a huge loss to the mobile phone manufacturer, Samsung Electronics. Perhaps, in that disappointment, the device maker has found the opportunity to do bigger things.The post Why we made Note 8 bigger, bolder ' Samsung appeared first on Vanguard News. 

Wed, 27 Dec 2017
Creating a good digital marketing plan is essential for your company to gain visibility in search engines and social networks, a greater volume of web traffic and ultimately, and not least a large percentage of conversion.The post Digital marketing: How to create a plan for your company appeared first on Vanguard News. 

Wed, 27 Dec 2017
"As I clock 50, what is uppermost to me, really, is not longevity, I want to see how well I have invested the 50 years that God has given me. You know, when you are alive, you can choose to invest in yourself, or in others. I think honour is when you serve others,' so said Rt. Hon. Yakubu Dogara, the 14th Speaker of the House of Representatives at a charity football competition organized to raise funds for Internally Displaced Persons and the less privileged last week in Abuja.The post 

Wed, 27 Dec 2017
Speaker of the House of Representatives, Rt Hon Yakubu Dogara, a lawyer, will best be remembered as one parliamentarian who ensured the North East Development Commission sails through without a hitch.The post Dogara: Crusader of the North East Initiative @50 appeared first on Vanguard News. 

Wed, 27 Dec 2017
Despite switching two states, Kaduna and Kwara to the digital terrestrial broadcasting platform last week, Nigeria's journey to Digital broadcasting has been anything but smooth.The post Inconclusive DSO: Turn to satellite for faster digital migration, Eutelsat advises Nigeria appeared first on Vanguard News. 

Wed, 27 Dec 2017
N'GOLO KANTE is the French Player of the Year for 2017.The Chelsea midfielder received 92 votes, pipping Paris Saint-Germain teenager Kylian Mbappe to the crown by five votes.The post Kante beats Mbappe to best French player award appeared first on Vanguard News. 

Wed, 27 Dec 2017
The Minister of Science and Technology, Dr. Ogbonnaya Onu, to intensify efforts at developing science, technology and innovation co-operation within the African region by harnessing the enormous natural resources inherent in Africa, which will culminate into remarkable development for our citizenry.The post 'Why African leaders must develop STI' appeared first on Vanguard News. 

Wed, 27 Dec 2017
Athletes preparing for the Commonwealth Games billed for April 2018 have intensified preparations in various camps across the nation.The post Commonwealth games 2018: Athletes intensify training in Abuja, Lagos, PH appeared first on Vanguard News. 

Wed, 27 Dec 2017
With focus on the forth industrial revolution, Chris Uwaje, the Director General DSIHUB Africa, Chair IEEE-IoT Summit, Past-President Institute of Software Practitioners of Nigeria (ISPON) and Country Convener IPv6 Council Nigeria, at the 4th Nigeria Mobile Economic Summit & EXPO 2017 with the theme: The Mobile Economy Impact in Nigeria, Policy Innovation and Investment Benefits and Content, explored the Nigerian ICT landscape and examined the digital security challenges in cyberspace.The po 

Wed, 27 Dec 2017
George Weah has showered encomium on Arsene Wenger for helping him to flourish in Europe. The Frenchman brought the former Liberia international to Europe when he signed him for Monaco from Tonnerre Yaound in 1988. The prolific striker later left his mark playing for Paris Saint-Germain and AC Milan before a spell in the EnglishRead MoreThe post Weah: Wenger helped me soar in Europe appeared first on Vanguard News. 

Wed, 27 Dec 2017
Liverpool playmaker Philippe Coutinho underlined his importance to the Reds ahead of the transfer window with a fine individual display in a comfortable 5-0 win over Premier League strugglers Swansea City on Tuesday.The post Coutinho inspires Liverpools 5-0 rout of Swansea City appeared first on Vanguard News. 

Wed, 27 Dec 2017
Fanstook to their various social media platforms to shower praises on Nigerian superstars, Davido and Wizkid, as they settled their age-long supremacy rift on stage.The post Fans react as Davido, Wizkid settle supremacy rift appeared first on Vanguard News. 

Wed, 27 Dec 2017
The Nigerian elite's solidarity is legendary: ethnicity and religion is only an issue on the pages of newspapers. In business and in politics, the elite remains a cohesive unit exploiting the masses into defending their own enslavementssue The post Why are we incapable of telling each other the truth in Nigeria' appeared first on Vanguard News. 

Wed, 27 Dec 2017
Their joy knew no bound on December 23, when the Enugu State Deputy Governor, Lolo Cecilia Ezeilo joined the Nnanyelugo widows of Ukehe in Igbo etiti local government area of Enugu state to celebrate Christmas.The post Nnanyelugo widows rejoice on Xmas with Enugu Deputy Gov appeared first on Vanguard News. 

Wed, 27 Dec 2017
Much of our education is to achieve conformity to the existing system, not to liberate the people to transform their world; little wonder we have a growing army of the unemployed educatedThe post Poverty eradication, new educational orientation & school for life appeared first on Vanguard News. 

Wed, 27 Dec 2017
BackgroundThere is no story without God because He is the most important factor. No matter the kind of success that can be ascribed to me, without God, I am nothing. I will not call myself an accidental banker. However, my first love was journalism. But because of my poor background, I could not go directly to the university after secondary school.The post Why even the poor called us poor ' Olugbemi appeared first on Vanguard News. 
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