NIGERIA NEWSPAPERS: TODAY'S THE VANGUARD NEWSPAPER HEADLINES [1ST JANUARY, 2018]


Below are the headlines found on The Vanguard Online Newspaper for today, Monday, 1st January, 2017.

Mon, 01 Jan 2018
President Muhammadu Buhari, yesterday, blamed the current fuel scarcity ravaging the nation on blackmailers, who, according to him, “instead of showing love, companionship and charity… chose this period to inflict severe hardship on us all by creating unnecessary fuel scarcity across the country.
President Buhari also said the unstable economic policies of past administrations were responsible for the economic recession that brought untold hardship on Nigerians. He said those behind the fuel scarcity during the Christmas festival that made many Nigerians to be stranded will be fished out and punished adequately. Meantime, the President has warned that as the electioneering season approaches, politicians must avoid exploiting ethnicity and religion by linking ethnicity with religion and religion with politics. President Buhari in his New Year Message, also assured that about 25 Federal highways will be getting attention as N100 billion from SUKUK facility has been set aside to fund the roads that cut across the six-geopolitical zones of the country with equal amount. On the clamour for restructuring, the President noted that there was no human law that was perfect and that any structure the country will develop must periodically be perfected according to changing circumstances and the country’s socio-economic developments.
Mon, 01 Jan 2018
Before the coming of Military President Ibrahim Babangida, these ladies were mostly in the background, manning the “home front” and occasionally accompanying their husbands on official visits to important events at home and abroad. It was during Babangida’s regime (1985 to 1993) that our First Ladies assumed more visible, quasi-official roles. They became more dominant within the ruling circles. They started wielding enormous influences, not only through the gravitational pull they exerted on their husbands but also through the “pet projects” they initiated and prosecuted, mostly with public funds which were not accounted for. With our return to democracy in 1999, these women also became integrated into their husbands’ political structures and unabashedly engaged in the electioneering campaigns. Hajiya Turai Yar’Adua and Dame Patience Jonathan, for instance, wielded very strong influences in their husbands’ governments. In fact, Turai was even reported to have coordinated the “cabal” of her husband’s government when President Umaru Yar’Adua became too sick to rule Nigeria, to the point of allegedly sidelining the then Vice- President, Dr. Goodluck Jonathan, until her husband died.

Mon, 01 Jan 2018
In this interview, Executive Director, General Business, Leadway Assurance, Ms. Adetola Adegbayi spoke on why importers should have insurance for their cargoes.The post It is cheaper to have marine insurance than pay fine for default ' Leadway boss appeared first on Vanguard News. 

Mon, 01 Jan 2018
AS Henry Longfellow once said 'Lives of great men all remind us, we can make our lives sublime, and, departing, leave behind us, footprints on the sands of time'. These words aptly encapsulate what King Sunny Ade, born Sunday Adeniyi, 71 years ago, in Ondo State, means to the music world, not only in Nigeria but all over the world.The post King Sunny Ade: A royalty of Nigerian and world music appeared first on Vanguard News. 

Mon, 01 Jan 2018
Fishermen in the Niger Delta region on the platform of Artisanal Fishermen Association of Nigeria, ARFAN, have lamented the loss of their source of livelihood to the Bonga oil spill.The post Bonga oil spill: Weve lost our source of livelihood, fishermen lament appeared first on Vanguard News. 

Mon, 01 Jan 2018
LURKING in the shadow of every Nigerian leader (President or Head of State) has been a wife who was officially addressed as First Lady or Wife of the President (or Head of State).The post Aisha Buhari, The Northern wife that spoke truth to power appeared first on Vanguard News. 

Mon, 01 Jan 2018
NKECHI Ali-Balogun, FNIPR, the Principal Consultant, Chief Executive Officer of the NECCI Limited and the Founder of NECCI Public Relations Roundtable was on Thursday, 21 December, conferred with the "Lifetime Achievement Award, 2018," by the Nigerian Institute of Public Relations, NIPR, Lagos.The post NIPR confers Nkechi with Lifetime Achievement Award appeared first on Vanguard News. 

Mon, 01 Jan 2018
Rivers State governor, Mr Nyesom Wike, has said that his administration will complete the dualization of Elelenwo-Akpajo Road before its third anniversary.The post Elelenwo-Akpajo Road to be ready May 'Wike appeared first on Vanguard News. 

Mon, 01 Jan 2018
Aleading aspirant for Oyo State governorship ticket in the forthcoming general elections, Chief Adeniyi Akintola, (SAN) has lauded Governor Abiola Ajimobi of Oyo State, over recent appointment of indigenes of the state and members of the All Progressives Congress, APC, into board of federal parastatals and agencies.The post Akintola lauds Ajimobi over boards appointment appeared first on Vanguard News. 

Mon, 01 Jan 2018
All Progressives Congress, APC, weekend, suffered a setback, following the decamping of over 5,000 of its members to Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, in Ika North East Local Government Area, Delta State, ahead of the January 6 local government elections.The post APC loses 5,000 members to PDP in Delta appeared first on Vanguard News. 

Mon, 01 Jan 2018
Akwa Ibom State Government has carpeted the National Bureau of Statistics (NBS), over its recent report which grouped the State in the league of States with the highest rate of unemployment in the country.The post A-Ibom faults NBSs report on unemployment appeared first on Vanguard News. 

Mon, 01 Jan 2018
FOR Governor Seriake Dickson, coming into office as Governor of Bayelsa State in 2012 was not the best of times as it was a tumultuous moment to lead a state that was bedridden with militancy and a decadent educational system both at the primary and secondary levelsThe post Dickson: Leading Bayelsa with fairness, transparency appeared first on Vanguard News. 

Mon, 01 Jan 2018
Miracles happen in politics, and it may not be impossible that he could be talked into returning to the Senate after a reconciliation with Ganduje.The post Politicians To Watch in 2018 appeared first on Vanguard News. 

Mon, 01 Jan 2018
HE came into governance at a time the fortunes of the state had seriously ebbed and the people embroiled in a gruelling conflict threatening to engulf everyone and everywhere.The post Ishaku: Transforming Taraba through Green House, peace-building appeared first on Vanguard News. 

Mon, 01 Jan 2018
The Ekiti State Governorship election according to the Independent National Electoral Commission, INEC will hold on July 14, 2018, while that of Osun State is expected to hold on September 22, 2018.The post Ekiti/Osun Governorship Election appeared first on Vanguard News. 

Mon, 01 Jan 2018
IT is the New Year's Day 2018. If you are reading this editorial, then congratulations! You made it! You are one of the millions of lucky Nigerians who successfully braved the crushing economic recession of 2016 and 2017. As legendary Bob Marley put it, we are coming in 'from the cold'.The post 2018, year of sunshine after the rain appeared first on Vanguard News. 

Mon, 01 Jan 2018
HAVING risen through the ranks of the Bauchi State Civil Service to the position of director before venturing into politics, Barrister Mohammed Abubakar had a clear view of the situation in Bauchi State before his inauguration in May 2015. It was that clear perspective that granted him the insight to soothe the felt needs of the people of the state.The post Abubakar: Turning the tide in Bauchi appeared first on Vanguard News. 

Mon, 01 Jan 2018
THE Vanguard Businessman of the Year is conferred, not just on any rich man, but specifically, on one with impact and imprint on the industry he/ she operates in, as well as creating diversified value in the industry value chain and the society at large. In 2017, Alhaji (Dr.) Muhammadu Indimi (OFR) fits the several measures employed by Vanguard Editors in selecting one out of the so many qualified Nigerians.The post Dr Indimi: Businessman with knack for social investments appeared first on Vangu 

Mon, 01 Jan 2018
AFEDERAL high court sitting in Lagos has overruled Financial Reporting Council, FRC, Rule 2(c) that only qualified accountants can be a chairman of the audit committee of a Public Liability Company, Plc.The post FRC Rule 2(c): Court sets aside qualification of audit committee chairman appeared first on Vanguard News. 

Mon, 01 Jan 2018
FOR more than four decades, Chief Michael Ade Ojo has bestrode the Nigerian automotive sector like a collosus.The post Chief Ade Ojo: Hardwork, honesty, prayers key to success appeared first on Vanguard News. 

Mon, 01 Jan 2018
THE Managing Director/Chief Executive, Union Bank of Nigeria Plc, Mr. Emeka Emuwa, has emerged The Vanguard Editors' pick for Banker of the Year, 2017, after a painstaking evaluation of outstanding performance track records of four other bank chiefs.The post Emuwa: Banker with strategic focus on technology appeared first on Vanguard News. 

Mon, 01 Jan 2018
President of the Nigerian Council of Registered Insurance Brokers, NCRIB, Mr. Shola Tinubu in this interview discusses efforts of the Council to build capacity for membersThe post We will ensure members comply with regulation ' Tinubu appeared first on Vanguard News. 

Mon, 01 Jan 2018
Alhaji, Gbadebo Olatokunbo, former National Publicity Secretary, Nigerian Shareholders Solidarity Association of Nigeria, NSSA, in this interview with Peter Egwuatu, spoke on issues affecting the capital market as well as his expectations on quoted companies' performance in the third quarter. Excerpt:The post Retail investors are backbone of our market ' Olatokunbo appeared first on Vanguard News. 

Mon, 01 Jan 2018
GLOBAL insured loss estimates for year 2017 has risen to $306 billion from $188 billion recorded in 2016, according to report by Swiss Re.The post Global insured loss climbs to $306bn appeared first on Vanguard News. 

Mon, 01 Jan 2018
SIGMA Pensions Limited, one of the pension administrators in the country has donated drugs and medical equipment to the National Eye Centre, Kaduna.The post Sigma Pensions donate to Kaduna eye centre appeared first on Vanguard News. 

Mon, 01 Jan 2018
BARELY two years after it was introduced by the Securities and Exchange Commission, SEC, and Nigerian Stock Exchange, NSE, the implementation of the Direct Cash Settlement (DCS) initiative has been grounded by increasing apathy from stockbrokers and investors.The post Stockbrokers, investors' apathy grounds Direct Cash Settlement appeared first on Vanguard News. 

Mon, 01 Jan 2018
FOLLOWING the recent directive of the National Pension Commission, PenCom, which limits access to such contribution after retirement, employees making voluntary contributions into their Retirement Savings Account (RSA) has stopped such contribution.The post PenCom directive triggers slowdown in voluntary pension contribution appeared first on Vanguard News. 

Mon, 01 Jan 2018
THERE are lots of sharp practices in the Nigerian capital market and it is time for regulators, especially the apex regulator, Securities and Exchange Commission, SEC to hold the bull by the horns by scrutinising annul reports of public companies and other activities of operators.The post Shareholders task SEC on proper monitoring of operators appeared first on Vanguard News. 

Mon, 01 Jan 2018
THE Micro-finance Bank, MfB, sub-sector witnessed major leadership changes in some MfBs and in the National Association of Micro-finance Banks, NAMB, in 2017.The post 2017: Leadership changes in MfB sub sector appeared first on Vanguard News. 

Mon, 01 Jan 2018
Biodun Adedipe of B. Adedipe Associates Limited has said that some extant laws in the financial services sector are outdated and need to be aligned with the present dynamics of economic activities in the country.The post Outdated extant laws hinder financial sector growth ' Adedipe appeared first on Vanguard News. 

Mon, 01 Jan 2018
THERE are different types of funds transfer services and it is important for bank customers to understand the differences and implications.The post Fund transfer: Between NIP and NEFT appeared first on Vanguard News. 

Mon, 01 Jan 2018
ACCESS Bank has introduced a values and entrepreneurial scheme called Project L.E.A.D designed to empower 30,000 secondary school students across the country.The post Access Bank to empower 30,000 students with project L.E.A.D appeared first on Vanguard News. 

Mon, 01 Jan 2018
THE Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) has rewarded FirstBank's efforts in combating electronic fraud with two of the three awards up for grab in the keenly contested Nigerian Electronic Fraud Forum (NeFF) 2017 awards.The post CBN rewards First Bank's fight against electronic fraud appeared first on Vanguard News. 

Mon, 01 Jan 2018
INVESTORS injected about $22 billion into the Investors and Exporters (I&E) window, prompting the nation's external reserves to record the first annual increase in five years of $12 billion in 2017.The post Investors inject $22bn in I&E as external reserves rise by $12bn appeared first on Vanguard News. 

Mon, 01 Jan 2018
Technology has done a lot in terms of enhancing the market; at the same time, it has also posed problem in terms of hackingThe post Technology has helped in checking unauthorised sale of shares ' Fakrogha, Foresight Securities appeared first on Vanguard News. 

Mon, 01 Jan 2018
The Chief Executive Officer, CEO of Red Star Express Plc, Mr. Olusola Obabori, in this interview with Financial Vanguard spoke about how the company surmounted challenges in the operating environment especially the foreign exchange scarcity and the recession.He also spoke about the company's plan to raise further capital by way of rights issue, among others. Excerpts:The post Nigeria should have adequate standards for manufacturing products ' Red Star CEO appeared first on Vanguard New 

Mon, 01 Jan 2018
CAPITAL market operators have projected a strong performance for the equities market in 2018 after recording a resounding growth where the All Share Index, ASI, grew by 42.3 percent at the close of trading on Friday.The post Analysts, stockbrokers project strong equity performance in 2018 appeared first on Vanguard News. 

Mon, 01 Jan 2018
IN a bid to imbibe a saving culture in Nigerians, facilitate financial inclusion and increase customer base, six banks spent about N770 million to empower 4092 customers through savings promotions in 2017.The post Six banks empower 4,092 customers with N770m appeared first on Vanguard News. 

Mon, 01 Jan 2018
President of the Nigeria Football Federation, Amaju Pinnick has expressed the satisfaction of the Federation with on-field and off-field results for Nigerian Football in the outgoing year, while expressing conviction that the year 2018 will bring forth more honours and even greater global recognition for the Nigerian game.The post Pinnick: 2018 will be more glorious for football appeared first on Vanguard News. 

Mon, 01 Jan 2018
Chelsea and Nigerian star, Victor Moses as well as Egyptian superstar Mohamed Salah are top on the list of players in France Football's Africa XI for 2017.The post Moses makes France Football Africa Best X1 appeared first on Vanguard News. 

Mon, 01 Jan 2018
Wilfred Ndidi was rated as Leicester City best player in their 2-1 loss to Liverpool in the Premier League at the weekend.The post Ndidi rated Leicesters best player at Liverpool appeared first on Vanguard News. 

Mon, 01 Jan 2018
NIGERIANS are obviously outraged by allegations of a deliberate arrangement by marketers to foster fuel scarcity, during major public holidays, especially the year end festivities. Indeed, low and stable pricing and the elimination of scarcity were campaign platforms of the current administration.The post The dilemma of subsidy and fuel scarcity appeared first on Vanguard News. 

Mon, 01 Jan 2018
37 percent of the Nigerians in America have at least a first degree, 17 percent of them have Masters Degrees while 4 percent have doctorate degreesThe post Building a New Nigerian with a New Song appeared first on Vanguard News. 

Mon, 01 Jan 2018
The signing, last week, of the Compulsory Treatment and Care for Victims of Gunshot Act, 2017, by President Muhammadu Buhari, is unarguably one of the most significant developments of 2017 in the Nigerian health sector.The post Treat gunshot wounds first, ask questions later ' Buhari appeared first on Vanguard News. 

Mon, 01 Jan 2018
The Lagos State Government has recovered N13 million paid into accounts of dead colleagues and overpaid salaries of staff in its ministries and parastatals.The post Lagos recovers N13m from accounts of dead staff appeared first on Vanguard News. 

Mon, 01 Jan 2018
By Daud Olatunji ABEOKUTA'A 28-year-old woman, Anuoluwapo Joshua, stole a three-year-old girl at the Redemption Camp, to satisfy her husband who had been asking to see his daughter, since she claimed to have given birth to a baby for him. The Police Public Relations Officer in Ogun State, Abimbola Oyeyemi, in a statement, said AnuoluwapoRead MoreThe post Woman steals 3-year-old girl at RCCG Holy Ghost Congress to satisfy husband appeared first on Vanguard News. 

Mon, 01 Jan 2018
PERHAPS, if the Federal Government he served four times as minister had listened to him and taken his proposals as road-map for the development of the Niger-Delta region, and indeed, other parts of the country, maybe much of the pain the nation experienced, and is still experiencing could have been avoided.The post Tonye Graham-Douglas: A life in quest of development appeared first on Vanguard News. 

Mon, 01 Jan 2018
Former Vice President and chieftain of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), Atiku Abubakar has pledged his readiness to work tirelessly to make 2018, a memorable year for Nigeria.The post 2018ll be a great year for Nigeria Atiku, Mark appeared first on Vanguard News. 

Mon, 01 Jan 2018
Lagos State Governor, Mr. Akinwunmi Ambode on Sunday expressed optimism that 2018 holds great promises for Lagos and Lagosians, assuring that the State will record landmark achievements in major sectors of the economy in the New Year.The post 2018 holds great promises for Lagosians, Ambode assures appeared first on Vanguard News. 
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