NIGERIA NEWSPAPERS: TODAY’S THE VANGUARD NEWSPAPER HEADLINES [22 JANUARY, 2018]

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Below are the headlines found on The Vanguard Online Newspaper for today, Monday, 22 January, 2017.
Mon, 22 Jan 2018
IRKED by the recent killing of a Tiv woman in Orin Ekiti by people suspected to be Fulani herdsmen, Governor Ayodele Fayose of Ekiti State has warned Serikin Fulani in the state, Muhammed Abashe, that he will be held responsible for any further attack in the state.

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Fayose expressed disappointment at the inability of Abashe to provide effective leadership by not stopping his kinsmen from destroying farms and attacking residents. He said this over the weekend during a peace parley with Miyetti Allah Cattle Breeders Association of Nigeria, farmers, local hunters, security agencies and representatives of the Tiv community in Ado Ekiti. He said: “If you (herdsmen) still want to stay among us, you must accept the responsibility to ensure that none of our people’s farms is destroyed by herdsmen any longer. None of our people must be killed by your men. “If any killing or destruction of farms of our people occurs again in that area, I will ensure that I use the law to fight you their leaders. This is the last warning.” The governor said the activities of the Fulani herders had constituted an embarrassment to President Muhammadu Buhari and other notable Fulani leaders in the country.


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According to him, “This killing is giving Fulani people a bad name. If there are no good people among them, how would General Buhari rise to be president? There are doctors, lawyers, engineers and other notable professionals among you. This is denting their names. The greatest of men are the peace makers. “Even though President Buhari does not send people to kill, it is spoiling his name. We are to make sure the killing stops.” The governor, who said he would not compromise in his efforts to shield the state from the menace of the herders, promised to enter into partnership to increase surveillance in the state. Fayose said: “We won’t be intimidated by the terror of the few. The moment you are caught, you will face the law. The killing by fulani is worse than Boko Haram. We want one Nigeria because we have gone far. Anyone harbouring criminals will not know peace. Enough is enough. Life is sacred and must be treated as such.” “I’m calling on the Federal Government to be firm, when actions are taken against these mindless individuals, this killing will stop. It is because they are taking it like a family affair; this is not in the interest of Nigeria. Ordinary Nigerians can’t carry AK47 or pump action.”

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Mon, 22 Jan 2018
The Alaafin of Oyo, Oba Lamidi Olayiwola Adeyemi III, has cautioned traditional rulers across the country to be wary of their comments over Fulani herdsmen’s attacks on farmers, saying they should ensure that their comments do not aggravate the situation.
The Alaafin, in a statement yesterday, also wondered how the herdsmen came to be in possession of sophisticated weapons. He spoke following the defence of the Fulani cattle trade group, Miyetti Allah Cattle Breeders Association of Nigeria (MACBAN) by  Emir of Kano, Alhaji Muhammadu Sanusi II who claimed to be a patron of the group. Sanusi had last week alleged that 800 Fulani herdsmen were killed in Taraba State with scant reportage by the media. Responding, the Alaafin, without mentioning the Emir of Kano, however, cautioned traditional rulers to be cautious in their utterances in the face of sensibilities arising from the latest killings in Benue State. Oba Adeyemi III, said: “But today with the arms at their disposal, some Fulani breeders choose to target green leaves of farmers’ crops as good protein for their cattle and therefore lead their cattle aggressively in that direction. The big question, therefore, is how do those cattle breeders come across the sophisticated weapons with which they arm themselves as if they are going to war? This is the task before the various security agencies to unravel in the interest of peace and unity of the country.” The monarch, who remained unconvinced about claims of the herders, said: “It is not only laughable but indeed ridiculous that as many as eight hundred Fulani with an imaginary one million cows would have been killed in one single attack without any documentation or report. The level of mass communication in the country had gone beyond that Dark Age in sophistication and modernity.” He added, “any responsible traditional ruler should not be seen in any religious or ethnic justification in the present situation. Rather, the institution of traditional rulers should use both individuals and collective efforts to quell the crisis from further escalation.

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That is what is expected of royal paternity”. “With every sense of modesty with truth, I make bold to say that among the first class traditional rulers in the country, I stand as the one longest on throne so far. On this statement, I stand to be corrected. With that, it follows that I have acquired experience more than any other traditional ruler across the country in relation to traditional rulership and political development of the country especially with regard to crisis resolution within the polity whether ethnic or religious. “It is on this note that I am appealing to all traditional rulers in the country especially those who are relatively new on the exalted throne, to be cautious and indeed circumspect in their public utterances especially in the trying period of the country’s sovereignty and national unity. “The greatest challenge facing the country at the moment is the herdsmen otherwise known as Miyetti Allah Cattle breeders. The recent Benue State experience is too fresh to be forgotten so soon. While it is true that there had been co- habitation between the Fulani and indigenes in various communities in the country, this, however, is with the Fulani herdsmen not wearing political colouration. Condemning the use of AK-47 by the herders, he said: “The use of firearms including AK-47 guns to protect cattle is a complete novelty to what hitherto used to be a business endeavour. In those days stick was the only weapon with which the breeders directed their cattle. When was it the practice that Fulani breeders would arm themselves to the teeth just to protect their cattle? In the past, part of the guidance which breeders gave to their cattle was to ensure that they did not destroy farm crops along their way. “It is unfortunate that some highly-placed traditional rulers should see the recent Benue incident as a justified reprisal quoting fictitious and imaginary figures of similar incident that happened in another neighbouring state.”

Mon, 22 Jan 2018
Residents of Lagos woke up, yesterday, to witness queues at petrol stations, even as black market dealers, who had in the last two weeks retreated to their shells, following improvement in supply, again took over major roads with their product. The scarcity started in Abuja last week, with fears by many that it would soon spread to Lagos, though the problem had persisted in some other parts of the country. But Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation, NNPC, blamed the current development on technical hitches, limited supply, poor distribution and sharp practices. However, Nigeria Union of Petroleum and Natural Gas Workers, NUPENG, yesterday, warned that the nation would continue to experience intermittent fuel scarcity, in as much as government has abandoned local refining  for importation of petroleum products. Explaining the reason for the scarcity, Mr. Ndu Ughamadu, Group General Manager, Group Public Affairs Division, Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation, NNPC, told Vanguard on phone, yesterday, that there were little technical hitches over the weekend while discharging the product in Lagos. Reason for fuel scarcity in Lagos — NNPC He said: “Port Harcourt refinery is slightly down for now, pending when the problem will be rectified. But the hitches in Lagos have been fixed, thus paving way for normal distribution. “As I speak, fuel supply has been stepped up nationwide. For instance, NNPC has allocated 250 trucks for Lagos. Hopefully, the situation will improve soon.” Local refining is the solution — NUPENG Explaining NUPENG’s position on the issue, President of the union, Igwe Achese, told Vanguard, yesterday, that the resurgence of petrol scarcity across the country was a result of refusal of marketers to import products because it was not conducive for them. He said: “The scarcity of products will continue. We may witness stability once awhile. But until we de-emphasise importation of products and concentrate on local refining, we will continue to witness scarcity once there is distortion in the supply chain because of international market issue. “As we speak, the marketers are not importing because it is not conducive for them to do so.  The government is not prepared to pay them subsidy from

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the differential of what the local pump price is, against what the international market price dictates.” We don’t have the product —DAPPMA Meanwhile, investigations showed that there were also long fuel queues in many parts of the nation, especially Abuja, Edo State, and Kano, yesterday. Executive Secretary, Depot and Petroleum Products Marketers Association, DAPPMA, Mr. Olufemi Adewole, indicated in a chat with Vanguard that members of his association have not been having supplies from the NNPC. He said: “Our members do not import fuel into the nation; we only depend on NNPC for supply. At the moment, we do not have supply from the corporation. Our members will sell when we have the product.” Like DAPPMA, many independent oil marketers, under the argies of Independent Petroleum Marketers Association of Nigeria, IPMAN, did not also have the product, thus compelling them to shut their gates against motorists and other users of the product. Situation nationwide Abuja      The lingering fuel crisis continued unabated in Abuja, with queues still doting petrol stations in the country’s federal capital. Though a number of fuel stations were selling petrol to motorists, a significant number of stations were, however, still shut down, claiming to have ran out of the commodity. Kano The fuel scarcity has also worsened in Kano and its environs as a result of limited supply, lack of adequate monitoring and enforcement. Investigations by Vanguard showed that inter and intra city transportation fares have increased by 60 per cent as a result of the scarcity. Ondo The scarcity was also observed to be severe in Ondo State as a result of some factors, especially alleged hoarding. But the Ondo State Anti Hoarding of Petrol task force, weekend, arrested no fewer than 10 petrol dealers involved in hoarding, diversion and over pricing of petroleum products. The committee effected the arrest during a raid of 15 filling stations across the state capital. The committee, headed by Senior Special Assistant to the governor on Special Duties and Strategy, Dr Doyin Odebowale, said in Akure that sharp practices, ranging from overpricing, hoarding and diversion, would no longer be tolerated.   During the raid, stations were forced to sell at the rate of N145 per litre just as some petrol dealers were apprehended for diverting the product after loading at Shagamu depot. Odebowale said the raid would continue until the marketers complied with the government’s directives. The government frowned on “their current profiteering strategy that callously takes advantage of the current situation to exploit and extort the public.

Mon, 22 Jan 2018
GOVERNOR Ifeanyi Ugwuanyi of Enugu State has announced plans to intervene on the dilapidated and abandoned Ikem-Ehamufu-Nkalagu Federal Road in Isi-Uzo Local Government Area of the state.The post Ugwuanyi to reconstruct Ikem-Nkalagu federal road appeared first on Vanguard News. 


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Mon, 22 Jan 2018
EX-MILITANT warlord- turned traditional ruler, HRM, King Ateke Tom, Amayanabo of Okochiri Kingdom, has pledged his domain’s support for for the second term bid of Governor Nyesom Wike of Rivers State to reciprocate his elevation as second class monarch.The post King Ateke Tom backs Wike’s 2nd term bid appeared first on Vanguard News. 
Mon, 22 Jan 2018
HEAD of the March 3, 2018 local government elections in Edo State, All Progressives Congress, APC, has fixed January 24, 2018 for its primaries to elect candidates that will fly the flag of the party in the elections.The post Edo APC to hold LG primaries Jan 24 appeared first on Vanguard News. 
Mon, 22 Jan 2018
United Bank for Africa (UBA), has moved to change the face of e-banking with the introduction of Leo, the UBA Chat Banker who enables customers make use of their social media accounts to carry out key banking transactions.The post UBA introduces Leo, chat banking personality on social media platforms appeared first on Vanguard News. 
Mon, 22 Jan 2018
United Bank for Africa (UBA), has moved to change the face of e-banking with the introduction of Leo, the UBA Chat Banker who enables customers make use of their social media accounts to carry out key banking transactions.The post UBA introduces Leo, chat banking personality on social media platforms appeared first on Vanguard News. 
Mon, 22 Jan 2018
National Association of Itsekiri Students, NAIS, has called on the Presidency and the National Assembly to urgently do what is necessary for the take- off of the Nigerian Maritime University by changing the name of the location from Okerenkoko to that of the original owner of the land, Okerenghigho.The post Itsekiri students to FG: Expedite action on NMUs name change appeared first on Vanguard News. 
Mon, 22 Jan 2018
The Nigeria Football Federation and WAPIC Insurance PLC on Friday in Lagos signed an agreement that conferred on the insurance giant the title of ‘Official Insurance Services Provider and Co-Sponsor of the NFF.’The post WAPIC becomes NFF’s ‘Official Insurance Services Provider’ appeared first on Vanguard News. 
Mon, 22 Jan 2018
THE Financial Reporting Council of Nigeria has commenced measures to develop a new National Code of Corporate Governance.The post FRC moves to develop new National Code of Corporate Governance appeared first on Vanguard News. 
Mon, 22 Jan 2018
THE Financial Reporting Council of Nigeria has commenced measures to develop a new National Code of Corporate Governance.The post FRC moves to develop new National Code of Corporate Governance appeared first on Vanguard News. 
Mon, 22 Jan 2018
Deputy Governor of Ekiti State and Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) governorship aspirant, Prof. Kolapo Olusola hasstressed the need for Ekiti people to ensure the PDP retains power in the coming governorship election.The post Ekiti people must vote PDP for continuity ‘ DEP GOV appeared first on Vanguard News. 
Mon, 22 Jan 2018
GROUP Managing Director, Royal Exchange Plc, Alhaji Auwalu Muktari has called on staff of the company to focus on providing excellent customer service.The post Royal Exchange GMD charges staff to provide excellent customer service appeared first on Vanguard News. 
Mon, 22 Jan 2018
With 17 days to the Cadet African Wrestling Championships billed to take place at the Diete Spiff Civic centre, Port Harcourt, Commonwealth champion Odunayo Adekuoroye has continued to shine for her team, Mumbai Maharathi at the ongoing Pro Wrestling League (PWL) in India with her impressive 4-2 win over Pooja Dhanda of Haryana Hammers at the weekend on Day 12 of the tournament.The post Adekuoroye shines again in Pro Wrestling League appeared first on Vanguard News. 
Mon, 22 Jan 2018
Governor Abdulfatah Ahmed of Kwara State in this interview reviews his administration’s performance in the last seven years and ventilates his opinion on striking national issues. ExcerptsThe post PDP cant derail our style of politics in Kwara ‘ Governor Ahmed appeared first on Vanguard News. 
Mon, 22 Jan 2018
GROUP Managing Director, Royal Exchange Plc, Alhaji Auwalu Muktari has called on staff of the company to focus on providing excellent customer service.The post Royal Exchange GMD charges staff to provide excellent customer service appeared first on Vanguard News. 
Mon, 22 Jan 2018
ALL roads lead to the Legacy pitch of the National Stadium, Surulere Lagos as the preliminaries of the 2018 Nigeria Oil and Gas Industry Games begin today(Monday, January 22) with group matches beginning with the tie between NNPC and NAOC in Group A curtain raiser while Chevron and NCDMB will lock horns in the second group A match.The post NOGIG 2018: Football preliminaries kick off today appeared first on Vanguard News. 
Mon, 22 Jan 2018
ALL roads lead to the Legacy pitch of the National Stadium, Surulere Lagos as the preliminaries of the 2018 Nigeria Oil and Gas Industry Games begin today(Monday, January 22) with group matches beginning with the tie between NNPC and NAOC in Group A curtain raiser while Chevron and NCDMB will lock horns in the second group A match.The post NOGIG 2018: Football preliminaries kick off today appeared first on Vanguard News. 


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Mon, 22 Jan 2018
OPERATORS and regulators in the Nigerian capital market have been advised to be cautious about the proposed introduction of derivatives market.The post Expert cautions NSE, operators on introduction of derivatives appeared first on Vanguard News. 
Mon, 22 Jan 2018
Governments at all levels spend hundreds of billions on infrastructure, teachers, research and other support services to train students and manpower most of whom go into private sector. Even those in government services are still paid through salaries even though most of the training were provided and paid for by the government. Similarly, the Law School which every lawyer must attend is wholly provided for by the government.The post Are govs right in rejecting cattle colonies’ appeared fir 
Mon, 22 Jan 2018
OPERATORS and regulators in the Nigerian capital market have been advised to be cautious about the proposed introduction of derivatives market.The post Expert cautions NSE, operators on introduction of derivatives appeared first on Vanguard News. 
Mon, 22 Jan 2018
HAVING enjoyed three straight weeks of bullish trading, operators in the capital market said that there could a slowdown in activity this week as investors move to take profit.The post Profit taking to pervade equities market this week appeared first on Vanguard News. 
Mon, 22 Jan 2018
Eighty-two per cent of the wealth generated last year went to the richest one per cent of the global population, while the 3.7 billion people who make up the poorest half of the world saw no increase in their wealth, says a new Oxfam report.The post World’s top 1% earn 82% of wealth generated in 2017, says Oxfam appeared first on Vanguard News. 
Mon, 22 Jan 2018
In those days, as today, (oral) literature, music, poetry, and visual arts are repositories of people’s histories and ways of lifeThe post The role of griots in the survival of people, arts and culture appeared first on Vanguard News. 
Mon, 22 Jan 2018
HAVING enjoyed three straight weeks of bullish trading, operators in the capital market said that there could a slowdown in activity this week as investors move to take profit.The post Profit taking to pervade equities market this week appeared first on Vanguard News. 
Mon, 22 Jan 2018
SUSPECTED Fulani herdsmen, yesterday, stormed the farm of former Secretary to the Government of the Federation, SGF, Chief Olu Falae, located at Ilado near Akure, the Ondo State capital, setting it on fire.The post We won’t take it lightly, says Afenifere as herdsmen set Falaes farm ablaze appeared first on Vanguard News. 
Mon, 22 Jan 2018
FC Barcelona rode further away from their crumbling title rivals on Sunday as Lionel Messi and Luis Suarez scored twice each in a 5-0 thrashing of Real BetisThe post La Liga: Messi, Suarez lead Barca’s 5-0 romp at Real Betis appeared first on Vanguard News. 
Mon, 22 Jan 2018
ACCESS Bank has introduced a parental leave policy that extends paid benefits to all mothers and fathers.The post Access Bank approves paternity leave for male employees appeared first on Vanguard News. 
Mon, 22 Jan 2018
The Secretariat of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) located at Dandal Way, Maiduguri was demolished by a combined team of Mobile Police Force and officials of the Government of Borno State around8amon Sunday.The post Borno PDP Secretariat demolished, party fingers Gov Shettima appeared first on Vanguard News. 


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Mon, 22 Jan 2018
ACCESS Bank has introduced a parental leave policy that extends paid benefits to all mothers and fathers.The post Access Bank approves paternity leave for male employees appeared first on Vanguard News. 
Mon, 22 Jan 2018
The people of Anambra South Senatorial district can rightly say that he’s done very well representing themThe post Anambra South and Andy Ubas scorecard appeared first on Vanguard News. 
Mon, 22 Jan 2018
Alexis Sanchez is set to become the highest-paid player in Premier League as he leaves Arsenal for Manchester United.The post Sanchez to earn 2,083 an hour at Man Utd appeared first on Vanguard News. 
Mon, 22 Jan 2018
FIDELITY Bank PLC has offered to provide free advisory services to cash prize winners in the ‘Get Alert in Million Promo’.The post Fidelity Bank to provide advisory services to promo winners appeared first on Vanguard News. 
Mon, 22 Jan 2018
FIDELITY Bank PLC has offered to provide free advisory services to cash prize winners in the ‘Get Alert in Million Promo’.The post Fidelity Bank to provide advisory services to promo winners appeared first on Vanguard News. 
Mon, 22 Jan 2018
An Abuja based media firm, Image Merchants Promotion Limited and its promoter, Mallam Yushau Shuaib have slammed a N200mn suit against Access Bank Plc over an alleged unlawful freezing of their four different accounts with the bank in the past two years.The post Duo, ROZE Nigerian-American kids set to rule music space appeared first on Vanguard News. 
Mon, 22 Jan 2018
The umbrella body of Muslims in the country, Nigeria, Jamatul Nasir Islam (JNI) on Sunday accused the Christian Association of Nigeria inventing the ‘herdsmen’ to achieve a preplanned agenda.The post Herdsmen debacle mischievously invented by CAN JNI appeared first on Vanguard News. 
Mon, 22 Jan 2018
The Zenith bank sponsored Principals’ Cup Football competition for all secondary schools in Delta State is back with the zonal stage expected to kick off from Tuesday January 23.The post Zenith/Delta Principals’ Cup: 35 schools battle for eight slots appeared first on Vanguard News. 
Mon, 22 Jan 2018
The irony of Nigeria is that we don’t seem to make progress in the aspect of our national life that matter the most and can guarantee sustainable growth and development.The post Young people in Nigeria deserve a better deal appeared first on Vanguard News. 


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Mon, 22 Jan 2018
Alex Iwobi impressed in Arsenal’s 4-1 win over Crystal Palace in the Premier League and was amongst the best players on the Emirates Stadium turf.The post Iwobi scores high in Arsenal’s victory appeared first on Vanguard News. 
Mon, 22 Jan 2018
FIRST Bank of Nigeria Limited has upgraded its Internet Banking Solution, FirstOnline, with improved features to promote and safeguard the electronic banking experience of customers vis–vis payment efficiency, versatility and productivity in their business transaction.The post FirstBank upgrades internet banking platform to promote e-Banking efficiency appeared first on Vanguard News. 
Mon, 22 Jan 2018
Akure’ONE of the 23 indigenes of Ondo State brought back from Libya, weekend, said she left the country last year after robbers killed her Mobile Police husband.The post Police, relatives, friends abandoned me, children after robbers killed my MOPOL husband’Libya returnee appeared first on Vanguard News. 
Mon, 22 Jan 2018
FIRST Bank of Nigeria Limited has upgraded its Internet Banking Solution, FirstOnline, with improved features to promote and safeguard the electronic banking experience of customers vis–vis payment efficiency, versatility and productivity in their business transaction.The post FirstBank upgrades internet banking platform to promote e-Banking efficiency appeared first on Vanguard News. 
Mon, 22 Jan 2018
AHEAD of the 2019 general elections, Special Adviser to the President on Media and Publicity, Chief Femi Adesina, has said that the aides of President Muhammadu Buhari were still waiting for him to declare his ambition on the 2019 general elections.The post 2019: Were waiting for Presidents directives Adesina appeared first on Vanguard News. 
Mon, 22 Jan 2018
Valentine is a sea-son of love and romantic celebrations. Over the years, the period usually witnesses bouquet of rose flowers from lovers, family and business associates. Every individual has something to identify with the season but one most important thing is the exchange of love-imbued materials.The post Royal Hibiscus Hotel movie heralds Valentine appeared first on Vanguard News. 
Mon, 22 Jan 2018
Victor Moses believes Eden Hazard proved he is one of the best players in the world with two more goals as Chelsea thumped Brighton on Saturday. And the 27-year-old Nigerian star, who scored his first goal of the Premier League campaign, has set his eyes on netting five more goals before the season winds to a closeThe post Victor Moses: I want to score 5 more goals appeared first on Vanguard News. 


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Mon, 22 Jan 2018
THE Nigerian Council of Registered Insurance Brokers has commenced discussions with the leadership of Lagos Chamber of Commerce and Industry (LCCI) and Nigerian-German Business Association (NGBA) on the possibilities of leveraging on the membership of both institutions to further deepen insurance penetration in Nigeria.The post NCRIB partners LCCI, NGBA to deepen insurance penetration appeared first on Vanguard News. 
Mon, 22 Jan 2018
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Mon, 22 Jan 2018
There were ‘geniuses’ who scored very high marks in JAMB examinations, but failed throughout their university yearsThe post Forty years of flowing with university admission appeared first on Vanguard News. 
Mon, 22 Jan 2018
THE Nigerian Council of Registered Insurance Brokers has commenced discussions with the leadership of Lagos Chamber of Commerce and Industry (LCCI) and Nigerian-German Business Association (NGBA) on the possibilities of leveraging on the membership of both institutions to further deepen insurance penetration in Nigeria.The post NCRIB partners LCCI, NGBA to deepen insurance penetration appeared first on Vanguard News. 


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