NIGERIA NEWSPAPERS: TODAY’S THE VANGUARD NEWSPAPER HEADLINES [27 JANUARY, 2018].

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Below are the headlines found on The Vanguard Online Newspaper for today, Saturday, 27 January, 2018.

Sat, 27 Jan 2018
A Lagos High Court sitting in Ikeja has been told how some telephone conversation recorded exposed the alleged lies told by the embattled Federal High Court judge, Rita Ofili-Ajumogibia to the investigating officers during investigation.
The Investigation officer was attached to the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC, the agency which is prosecuting her for alleged corrupt practices. Justice Ajumogobia is standing trial along with a former EFCC prosecutor, Godwin Obla. When the investigation commenced and the investigators sought her attention to respond to some allegations, Justice Ajumogobia lied that she was on medical admission. But unknown to her, the investigation had checked her to confirm the veracity or otherwise of her claim. The recordings of the conversation were played today in court. At today’s proceedings Mr. Abdullahi Lawal, an EFCC, operative, told a Lagos High court judge, Justice Hakeem Oshodi that Justice Ajumogobia lied about the sum of 20 million paid into her bank account as proceeds from sales of a land. The investigator, Mr. Lawal while being led in continuation of evidence by Mr. Rotimi Oyedepo of the EFCC’s legal department

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for the third time testified that findings from the defendant indicated that the payment which she mentioned was a payment for sale of her land in Abeokuta to two persons, one Haruna Abdullahi and one Tola were false. According to the witness, “During the course of investigation, we discovered that sometimes in February 2015, the sum of 8 million naira was paid into her Lordship account, Nigel and Colive Company account. “She was confronted about the payment where she mentioned that the money was for the sale of her land at Abeokuta, that it was sold to two people: Haruna Abdullahi and one Tola.” He added that further investigation revealed that Haruna was a Bureau De Change operator in Lagos and there was no transaction between the two, that is, the 1st defendant and the operator. “Whereas Tola was a building contractor that handled the building of her residence at Park View Estate.” He explained further that there was no transaction between them as regards the said sum. Lawal’s evidence also included two audio recordings of telephone conversation between him and the embattled judge, played before the court, stating showed that when he initially tried to invite the judge on the payment of the said sum into her account, the investigator alleged that the judge lied she was ill and  that she was in an hospital at Ikoyi but investigation showed that her claim was also false. In one of the audio recordings played, the prosecution witness confirmed to the court that the voice of the caller and receiver were his and the judge. Mr. Lawal: Hello Ma, are you still at the hospital?

Sat, 27 Jan 2018
The Deputy president of the Senate, Senator Ike Ekweremadu, has called on President Muhammadu Buhari, to ensure his administration not only conducts a credible, free and fair election next year, but also be prepared to accept in good faith, the outcome of the election should he and his party, the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC) fail to win next year’s presidential contest.
This was even as he decried the sit-tight syndrome in Africa, which he described as a grave danger to African democracies.
He gave the admonition while speaking at the Parliament of the United Kingdom (UK), where he delivered a lecture titled “African Politics: The Dynamics and Lessons”.
Drawing inspiration from the words of the former South African president, late Nelson Mandela, Ekweremadu noted that his admonition became necessary owing to the pivotal and strategic roles Nigeria is playing in Africa, insisting that for the  African continent to be respected by the rest of the world, Nigeria must not only lead the way, but also earn the respect of the world.
“Former President Goodluck Ebele Jonathan put Nigeria on the global map as a leading democratic nation when he put in everything to ensure a free and fair election, in which he not only lost the presidential poll as an incumbent, but also willingly conceded defeat.

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“In fact, he called the incumbent President, Muhammadu Buhari, and congratulated him even before the announcement of the final results. In addition, neither former President Jonathan nor the PDP challenged the outcome of the election in court.
“Therefore, to whom much is given, much is also expected. The onus is now on President Buhari to likewise provide a level playing ground and show uncommon statesmanship if he and his party lose the 2019 presidential election. That way, Africa’s biggest democracy will further entrench the culture of peaceful and smooth transfer of power from a ruling party to the opposition in both Nigeria and Africa.
“Any attempt to manipulate the 2019 elections to the advantage of self or party will not augur well for peace and democracy not only in Nigeria, but the entire continent. God forbid”.
Sat, 27 Jan 2018
In their submission at a public hearing on the poor living conditions and the death of three girls in Queens College Lagos to the joint committee on Education and Health of Senate of the Federal Republic of Nigeria in Abuja, Monday, the QCOGA painted a most disturbing picture , backed by gory pictorials of sections of the once glorious institution .The post Human negligence, not just inadequate infrastructure, caused death of QC girls appeared first on Vanguard News. 
Sat, 27 Jan 2018
Nearly four months after a Nigerian was executed in Saudi Arabia for alleged drug-related offence, two more countrymen have been killed in a similar manner, sending fears to no fewer than 15 others being detained in parts of the Middle East country.The post Alleged Drug Trafficking: Two more Nigerians executed in Saudi Arabia appeared first on Vanguard News. 

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Sat, 27 Jan 2018
When Dr. Olusegun Obasanjoon Tuesdayafternoon issued what he termed as a special press release, he inevitably enrolled himself in a special club ‘ to wit, the club of Buhari’s Former Friends (BFFs), those who backed the president’s election but have now turned against him.The post Obasanjo joins Buhari’s Former Friends (BFFs) appeared first on Vanguard News. 
Sat, 27 Jan 2018
In Ogun State, it’s definitely not the season of discontent, as some would want the world to believe. In fact, contrary to the wishes of the army of Photoshop and mis-information experts prowling the landscape, the Ogun State of today is a place where success and good governance have found residence. It’s a place where the glory of God shines from the top of the rocks of peace and progress!The post Ogun rice pyramid: A word for the nay sayers and never-do-well appeared first on Vanguar 
Sat, 27 Jan 2018
There was jubilation in Gelegele Community of Ovia North East Local Government Area of Edo state last Tuesday following the arrival of the Chinese firm, China Habour Engineering Company (CHEC) Ltd, the contractors engaged by the Edo state government, for the construction of the Gelegele Seaport project. The senior officials of the company arrived the ancient city last Tuesday to commence preliminary development.The post Gelegele sea port, modular refinery projects’ll create jobs for Libyan 
Sat, 27 Jan 2018
The Lagos State Government on Friday morning explained how the special adviser on Commerce, Industry and Cooperative to Governor Akinwunmi Ambode died.The post How Deji Tinubu died appeared first on Vanguard News. 
Sat, 27 Jan 2018
Med-View Airline yesterday explained why hundreds of its passengers to Dubai and London were stranded at the Murtala Murtala Muhammed International Airport,MMIA, Lagos over inadequate equipment.The post Med-View explains cancellation of London flight appeared first on Vanguard News. 

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Sat, 27 Jan 2018
Governor Henry Seriake Dickson of Bayelsa State has commended the ruling All Progressive Congress APC, on its far reaching recommendations on the issue of the proposed restructuring of the country.The post Dickson hails APC committee on restructuring appeared first on Vanguard News. 
Sat, 27 Jan 2018
About forty first class graduates of the Federal University, Dutsinma in Katsina State are to get automatic employment.The post 40 Katsina varsity first class graduates get automatic employment appeared first on Vanguard News. 
Sat, 27 Jan 2018
The Supreme Court, yesterday, gave the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC, the nod to prosecute former governor of Katsina State, Ibrahim Shema over his alleged complicity in the illegal diversion of public funds to the tune of N11billion.The post Alleged N11bn fraud: S-Court okays trial of ex-Gov Shema appeared first on Vanguard News. 
Sat, 27 Jan 2018
A 40-year-old man, Festus Oluchi Opara, a machine operator with Tower Aluminium Nig Plc, Ikeja is a sad man. When he woke up early in the morning on March 30 2015, he was bubbling with energy ready to go to work.The post I was dying a slow, painful death, Amputee cries for help, justice appeared first on Vanguard News. 
Sat, 27 Jan 2018
S-East Govs to make request By Johnbosco Agbakwuru and Dennis Agbo As the remains of the former Vice President, Dr Alex Ekwueme begins its journey to the mother earth, former students of the institution have pleaded with President Muhammadu Buhari to immortalize him by changing the Federal Polytechnic Oko to Dr. Alex Ekwueme Federal UniversityRead MoreThe post Change Federal Poly Oko to Ekwueme Varsity of Technology’Alumnus begs Buhari appeared first on Vanguard News. 

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Sat, 27 Jan 2018
PRESIDENT Muhammadu Buhari has signed into law the National Senior Citizens Center Act, 2018 and the Legislative Houses (Power and Privileges) 2018 which gives law makers immunity from arrest or persecution on matters discussed on the floor of the National Assembly.The post Buhari signs Senior citizen Act, 7 others into law appeared first on Vanguard News. 
Sat, 27 Jan 2018
Nigerian network marketing firm, Helping Hands International Concept, has conducted vocational training for 100 policemen to enable them acquire skills that will compliment their income and in turn discourage corruption such as bribery, extortion and other vicesThe post Firm trains 100 policemen on skills acquisition to discourage corruption appeared first on Vanguard News. 
Sat, 27 Jan 2018
A CALL has gone out to leaders at all levels in Nigeria to earnestly commit themselves to actions that could bring about accelerated all-round national development and unity among the people.The post Media magnate tasks Nigerian leaders on national unity appeared first on Vanguard News. 
Sat, 27 Jan 2018
The highly anticipated third edition of Africa’s biggest reality television show, Big Brother Naija, premieres onSunday, 28 January at 7pm.The post Big Brother Naija returns tomorrow appeared first on Vanguard News. 
Sat, 27 Jan 2018
here is no doubting the fact that Wilson Oruma, one of Nigeria’s most talented football stars is by every means, a successful professional. He shot to limelight after the Japan ’93 FIFA U-17 World Cup, which he captained Nigeria to win. After then, the Delta State-born soccer exponent left the shores of this country and traversed the length and breadth of Europe plying his trade. Oruma made plenty of money, saved a lot and returned home a comfortable man.The post Wilson Oruma: Victim o 
Sat, 27 Jan 2018
Falconets coach, Chris Danjuma has said his girls will not underrate their South African counterparts in today’s crucial U-20 Women’s World Cup qualifier in Benin.The post We wont underrate S/Africa ‘ Danjuma appeared first on Vanguard News. 
Sat, 27 Jan 2018
THE Minister of Sports, Barrister Solomon Dalung, Chairman of the Senate Committee on Sports, Chief Obinna Ogba and NFF President Amaju Pinnick have pumped up the spirit of the Super Eagles ahead oftomorrow’s2018 African Nations Championship clash with Angola in Tangier.The post CHAN: Dalung, Pinnick want Eagles to go for Angola’s jugular appeared first on Vanguard News. 

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Sat, 27 Jan 2018
Barcelona are heading towards another treble, superstar Lionel Messi said on Friday, promising fans the La Liga leaders would go all out to win everything.The post Barcelona on track for treble again Messi appeared first on Vanguard News. 
Sat, 27 Jan 2018
Neymar is back is in the Paris Saint-Germain squad for their Ligue 1 clash with Montpellier on Saturday after missing two matches with injury, the French league leaders announced on Friday. PSG coach Unai Emery had hinted earlier that Neymar could play at the weekend after revealing that the Brazilian had returned to full training,Read MoreThe post Neymar returns to PSG squad from injury appeared first on Vanguard News. 
Sat, 27 Jan 2018
Jose Mourinho hailed new signing Alexis Sanchez after he delivered a man-of-the-match performance to fire Manchester United into the fifth round of the FA Cup with a 4-0 win against lowly Yeovil Town on Friday.The post Alexis Sanchez is a fantastic, says Mourinho after Man Utd FA Cup stroll appeared first on Vanguard News. 
Sat, 27 Jan 2018
Tiger Woods birdied his final hole on Friday to make the cut on the number in his return to the US PGA Tour at the Farmers Insurance Open.The post Woods sneaks into weekend with closing birdie appeared first on Vanguard News. 
Sat, 27 Jan 2018
Tayo Oreweme, Director of Federations and Elite Athletes Department (FEAD) at the Federal Ministry of Youths and Sports Development, says Team Nigeria will surpass all expectations at the 2018 Commonwealth Games.The post Team Nigeria will do better at Commonwealth Games than at Glasgow Oreweme appeared first on Vanguard News. 
Sat, 27 Jan 2018
Pop star, Ayodeji Ibrahim Balogun, a.k.a Wizkid, who welcomed his third child with his International manager, Jada Pollock, has finally revealed the baby’s face.The post Wizkid finally flaunts third baby appeared first on Vanguard News. 
Sat, 27 Jan 2018
Chief Mrs. Amina Titi Atiku Abubakar, wife of former Nigerian Vice President, Alhaji Atiku Abubakar, will be honoured in the United States of America, at the US-Africa International Women’s Day Conference & Excellence Awards, which holds in Las Vegas on the 30th and 31st March 2018. This is in recognition of her pioneering and consistent role as a passionate fighter against the scourge of human trafficking that has swept through Nigeria and Africa over the past three decades.The post Mo 
Sat, 27 Jan 2018
ComeFebruary 14, 2018all roads lead to the popular Agodi Garden, Ibadan for the first edition of the Everjoy World Valentine Date, headlined by popular Nollywood star, Adeniyi Johnson, Instagram sensation, Lizzy Jay, Actress Seyi Edun, Juliana Olayode (Toyobaby), Tawa Ajisefeni and Make-up artist, Dewunmi Fatai amongst others.The post Adeniyi Johnson, Seyi Edun, others set for fun valentine appeared first on Vanguard News. 

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Sat, 27 Jan 2018
It’s now confirmed that two top Nollywood producers, Ugezu J. Ugezu and Victor Okhai have thrown their hats into the ring, ahead of 2019 presidential election.The post 2019: Two Nollywood producers set to battle for YDP Presidential ticket appeared first on Vanguard News. 
Sat, 27 Jan 2018
The creative and talented artiste, Olawale Michael Ogunleye artistically known as Jumbo, who recently made his entrance into the music scene has dropped a new club banger, titled ‘Omo Boi’. The song is an afro street hit, which is enjoying massive rotation at different clubs and even on radio stations.The post Slon Records presents ‘Jumbo’ with ‘Omo Boi’ appeared first on Vanguard News. 
Sat, 27 Jan 2018
Known for their crowd-pleasing blockbuster collaborations – The Wedding Party SeriesandMy Wife and I – Inkblot Productions in collaboration with FilmOne Production and Distribution have teamed up yet again to produce a new movie titled ‘New Money’.The post Jemima Osunde’s dilemma in ‘New Money’ appeared first on Vanguard News. 
Sat, 27 Jan 2018
During the week, news went viral on social media that ex Big Brother Naija Housemate, Uriel Oputa, thought she got some love from singer, Davido on a post about her birthdayThe post How Uriel of Big Brother got swindled by fake Davido appeared first on Vanguard News. 
Sat, 27 Jan 2018
Popular radio personality, Toke Makinwa, is in the news again, and this time it is for the wrong reason. The controversial Instagram sensation recently took to her Twitter handle to reveal how long she wears bra before washing it. She made the shocking revelation when one of her followers, Osi Suave, asked his female followersRead MoreThe post I wear bra for 3months before washing ‘Toke Makinwa appeared first on Vanguard News. 
Sat, 27 Jan 2018
Sultry actress, Chika Ike, recently announced her arrival in the United State with alluring photos of herself, as she is set to continue her ‘Program for Leadership Development’ (PLD) in Harvard Business School.The post Chika Ike flaunts alluring photos as she arrives Harvard appeared first on Vanguard News. 
Sat, 27 Jan 2018
It’s no longer news that veteran Nollywood actress and mother of two, Opeyemi Aiyeola, has been away from movie screens after getting married to her hubby, Olayiwola Abdulwakil Owolomonse, in 2007.The post Opeyemi Aiyeola’s hubby finally permits her to resume acting appeared first on Vanguard News. 
Sat, 27 Jan 2018
Sultry actress and mother of two, Opeyemi Aiyeola who took a long break from acting immediately after she got married to her hubby, Olayiwola Abdulwakil Owolomonse in 2007,has announced her plans to stage a comeback to her first love-acting.The post 10 years after, Opeyemi Aiyeola ready to relaunch her acting career appeared first on Vanguard News. 
Sat, 27 Jan 2018
Resounding applause greeted the maiden edition of #AsharamiSpeaks: a Sahara Group conversation platform as stakeholders gathered last Wednesday, to add their voices to the cause of girl-child empowerment. The event seeks to empower the girl-child through film.The post Ovation, as Rita Dominic, Dakore Akande, others chart a new course for girl-child empowerment appeared first on Vanguard News. 
Sat, 27 Jan 2018
Screen diva and mother of three, Omotola Jalade-Ekeinde, has flooded her Instagram page with stunning photos of herself as she’s set to celebrate her 40th birthdayThe post Omotola Jalade shares stunning photos as she gears up for 40th birthday appeared first on Vanguard News. 
Sat, 27 Jan 2018
The name, Chineze Odinamadu might not readily come to mind or ring a bell but mention IrishMedspa & Beauty Home to any fashion savvy lady in the Lekki axis and you will be quickly told that’s the favourite beauty destination for Lekki celebs. The post Lekki Spa celebrities visit appeared first on Vanguard News. 

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Sat, 27 Jan 2018
Steve Ayorinde, the new Lagos commissioner for Tourism, Arts and Culture is no doubt of one of the stars in Governor Ambode’s cabinet set up. The former commissioner for information who was recently redeployed to the tourism ministry has continued to be a blessing to Lagos through his sterling performance as a public office holder.The post Steve Ayorinde on a mission appeared first on Vanguard News. 
Sat, 27 Jan 2018
It was a gathering of high flying guests and people of means who came from all walks of life in honour of one of Nigeria’s Lotto business whizkid, Otunba Wale Osinubi fondly called Wesco as he rolled out the drums to celebrate his golden jubilee.The post Top Businessman, Wale Osinubi turns 50 in style appeared first on Vanguard News. 

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