NIGERIA NEWSPAPERS: TODAY'S THE VANGUARD NEWSPAPER HEADLINES [16 JANUARY, 2018]


Below are the headlines found on The Vanguard Online Newspaper for today, Monday, 16 January, 2017.

Tue, 16 Jan 2018
President Muhammadu Buhari and Vice President Yemi Osinbajo, yesterday, led service chiefs, other top government functionaries and members of the diplomatic corps to lay wreaths in honour of those that died in service in Nigeria and at international assignments. This came as the Nigerian Army said it has released 244 repentant Boko Haram terrorists to the Borno State government. Also, some state governors called for prayers for families of those who died in active duties. This was part of activities marking the 2018 Armed Forces Remembrance Day celebration, which culminated in the laying of wreaths at the National Military Cenotaph, Abuja.
Aside the president and his vice, other personalities present at the wreath laying ceremony were Senate President, Dr Bukola Saraki; Speaker, House of Representatives, Yakubu Dogara and Chief Justice of Nigeria, CJN, Justice Walter Onnoghen. Others were the Chief of Defence Staff, General Gabriel Olonisakin and the Service Chiefs— Chief of Army Staff, Lt General Tukur Buratai, Chief of Air Staff, Air Marshal Sadique Abubakar and Chief of Naval Staff, Vice Admiral Ibok Ete-Ibas. The ceremony, which holds on January 15 of every year, at National Memorial Arcade in Abuja, is also dedicated to appreciating surviving military men who have retired from active service. Army releases 244 repentant Boko Haram Meanwhile, the Nigerian Army has released 244 repentant Boko Haram terrorists. Presenting the repentant insurgents, yesterday to Governor Kashim Shettima of Borno State at the Maimalari Barracks Military cemetery, venue of the Armed Forces Remembrance Day, the Theatre Commander, Major General Rogers Nicolas said “on behalf of the Chief of Army Staff, Lt. General Tukur Buratai, I wish to handover these 244 repentant Boko Haram to you for re-uniting them back to the society.” Those released include, 56 female, 118 male adult, 19 under aged and 51 children, which the army said have undergone the de-radicalization process. Receiving the repentant insurgents, Governor Kashim Shettima commended the Nigerian Army for releasing the repentant Boko Haram insurgents and advised them to be of good behaviour. Saraki, Dogara seek military welfare President of the Senate, Dr. Abubakar Bukola Saraki, has called on the Federal Government and military authorities to prioritize the welfare of both their serving and retired personnel; in view of the enormous sacrifices they render to sustain the peace and security of the country. Saraki said: “While serving members of the armed forces must be made to feel that their effort at protecting the territorial integrity of the country and assisting in the maintenance of law and order internally – often at the risk of their very lives – is not in vain, the welfare of the immediate families of all our fallen heroes must be given due consideration.”’

Tue, 16 Jan 2018
ABUJA—The Vice-President, Prof. Yemi Osinbajo, yesterday, denied receiving any letter from Benue State governor, Samuel Ortom, warning him of attacks planned by herdsmen.
His statement came on a day President Muhammadu Buhari and the Benue governor disagreed on the need for cattle colony to be created for herdsmen in states of the federation. While the President asked the governor and other leaders in the state to accommodate herdsmen in the state, Governor Ortom said Benue State had no land to give for cattle colony. In a statement by his spokesman, Mr. Laolu Akande, Osinbajo expressed shock over the governor’s claims, which he described as a “terrible falsehood.” Ortom had said he alerted President Muhammadu Buhari, Osinbajo, the Inspector-General of Police, Ibrahim Idris, of the planned attacks by herdsmen but that they allegedly ignored it. Reacting to the allegation, Osinbajo said neither him nor the other parties the governor claimed to have alerted got any letters on the situation.
Tue, 16 Jan 2018
The Lagos State Police Command and the wanted suspected Badoo kingpin, Alhaji Alaka Abayomi, were, yesterday, embroiled in a war of words over the latter’s resolve not to show up to answer questions bordering on his alleged involvement with the killer-cult group. While Alaka insisted that he would not want his case to be investigated by the Command, which he accused of being biased, his friends have challenged the Command to make public its evidence against Alaka as the one behind several killings in Ikorodu area of Lagos. They have also dared the Command to state why Alaka was granted bail without a surety, if its claim that he was a murderer was anything to go by.
However, in a swift response, the Command explained that Alaka was granted an administrative bail, which entailed that he must show up whenever he was wanted. It, therefore, called on him to turn himself in and have his day in court. Recall that the Lagos State Police Command, last month, declared Alaka wanted in connection with series of orchestrated killings by the Badoo cult group. However, the 51-year-old independent oil marketer has refused to show up, stating rather that he would want the case to be transferred outside Lagos. The command’s boss, Imohimi Edgal, had advised that the suspect was free to report at any of the Police stations in the country, noting that the force is one. But till date, Alaka has not shown up. Alaka’s camp Speaking on behalf of Alaka’s friends, Mr. Tunde Kukute, a legal practitioner, told Vanguard that he flew into the country after he got wind of his friend’s case with the Police, stating that the case also rubbed off on them. He said the issue was beyond the surface and, therefore, challenged the Lagos State Police Command to declare openly the evidence it has against Alaka. He also requested to find out why Alaka was released twice by the Command during its earlier investigation into the case. Kutuke’s words: “Abayomi is a childhood friend. If indeed he has anything with Badoo as claimed by the Police, why was he released twice by the Command even after it confirmed that he was involved in the death of a couple in Ipakodo?
Tue, 16 Jan 2018
IN keeping faith with his promise to the people of Amurri in Nkanu West Local Government Area, Governor Ifeanyi Ugwuanyi of Enugu State on Sunday, visited the long neglected community to inspect the road constructed by his administration (phase one) and ordered the contractor handling the project back to site for the construction of additional two kilometers of the road pending further improvement on the income of the state.The post Ugwuanyi directs contractor back to Amurri road site appeared f 

Tue, 16 Jan 2018
GOVERNOR Udom Emmanuel of Akwa Ibom State has advised political leaders and stakeholders in the state to refrain from making provocative statements capable of generating bad blood and disunity among the people.The post Emmanuel warns politicians against inciting masses appeared first on Vanguard News. 

Tue, 16 Jan 2018
FINAL rites of passage have begun for the late former Vice-President of Nigeria, Dr. Alex Ifeanyichukwu Ekwueme. A statement by Mr. Ken Ekwueme indicated that a commendation service in honour of late Dr. Ekwueme will hold this Friday, January 19, at the Cathedral Church of Christ, Marina, Lagos, at 2p.m, while an Evening of Tributes and Music is scheduled for 5p.m. of same day at Muson Centre.The post Commendation service holds for late ex-VP, Ekwueme appeared first on Vanguard News. 

Tue, 16 Jan 2018
Rivers State Chapter of All Progressives Congress, APC has described the unprecedented and monumental gathering of the Traditional Rulers, Political leaders, sons and daughters of Ikwerre extraction in Rivers State on 13th January 2018 at Isiokpo, the Traditional Headquarters of the Ikwerre Ethnic Nationality to honour one of their most illustrious sons, Rt. Hon. Chibuike Rotimi Amaechi the erstwhile Governor of Rivers State and the incumbent Minister of Transportation ashistorical, epochal and 

Tue, 16 Jan 2018
Minister of Foreign Affairs, Geoffrey Onyeama, on Monday, summoned the U.S. Ambassador to Nigeria, Mr Stuart Symington, to clarify issues regarding the alleged racist remarks credited to U.S. President, Mr Donald Trump.The post #Shithole : Trump's remarks deeply hurtful, offensive, if true FG appeared first on Vanguard News. 

Tue, 16 Jan 2018
Former President, Olusegun Obasanjo, has said that Edo State Governor, Mr Godwin Obaseki, needs the far-reaching support of the Federal Government and well-meaning international organisations to stem the tide of human trafficking.The post If 50% of govs perform like Obaseki, Nigeria will fulfil its destiny Obasanjo appeared first on Vanguard News. 

Tue, 16 Jan 2018
The Nigerian stock market yesterday continued its upward trend with investors gaining additional N79 billion, in the first trading day of the week.The post Stock market maintains upward trend as investors gain N79bn appeared first on Vanguard News. 

Tue, 16 Jan 2018
THE paramount ruler of Bilabiri II community in Ekeremor Local Government Area of Bayelsa State, HRH Minna Fun Omotete, has threatened to drag officials of the state Ministry of Mineral Resources to court following the rejection of the community's nominee as member of the Community Trust Board over alleged security concern.The post GMoU board: Monarch threatens to sue Bayelsa govt appeared first on Vanguard News. 

Tue, 16 Jan 2018
The Urhobo in Nigeria are demanding their return to the old Midwest under their proposal for the restructuring of the country that would put resource control at the basis of relationships between the entities in the country.The post Urhobo seek return to Midwest Region appeared first on Vanguard News. 

Tue, 16 Jan 2018
The naira Monday depreciated to N360.65 per dollar in the Investors and Exporters (I&E) window even as the Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) injected $210 million into the foreign exchange market.The post CBN injects $210m as naira depreciates to N360.65/$ appeared first on Vanguard News. 

Tue, 16 Jan 2018
Activities in the fixed income market fell by N1.43 trillion in December, 2017 following asset reallocation by investors hunting for better returns offered in the stock market.The post Asset reallocation triggers N1.43trn decline in fixed income market appeared first on Vanguard News. 

Tue, 16 Jan 2018
Cross River State chapter of All Progressives Congress, APC, has accused the governor of the state, Senator Ben Ayade, of repackaging imported rice as state rice produced at the rice village in Ogoja.The post C-River APC accuses Ayade of repackaging foreign rice appeared first on Vanguard News. 

Tue, 16 Jan 2018
THE Oyo State government yesterday welcomed 11 Libya returnees, who are indigenes of the state, just as the state is also said to be expecting another eight from the last batch that arrived the Port Harcourt Air Port yesterday.The post Oyo receives 11 Libya returnees appeared first on Vanguard News. 

Tue, 16 Jan 2018
CHAIRMAN of Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, in Isoko North Local Government Area, Delta State, Prince Godwin Ogorugba, has told candidates of All Progressives Congress, APC, in the just concluded council polls in the state to admit that they lost the election and stop blaming their defeat on rigging.The post Delta LG polls: Admit you lost, PDP tells APC candidates appeared first on Vanguard News. 

Tue, 16 Jan 2018
The All Progressives Youth Forum (APYF) has described as tissue of lies a piece credited to a group, Omisore media team, wherein it claimed some billions of naira went missing from the Osun state coffers.The post Claim by Omisore media team tissue of lies Group appeared first on Vanguard News. 

Tue, 16 Jan 2018
The average price of Premium Motor Spirit (PMS), commonly called petrol, increased by 17.98 percent, month-on-month (MoM), even as the average price per litre paid by consumers for Kerosene jumped by 22.5 percent year-on-year in December.The post Petrol, kerosene record double digit price increase in December ' NBS appeared first on Vanguard News. 

Tue, 16 Jan 2018
AS killings by herdsmen continue to attract global attention, the Arab Event Nigeria Organisation, plans to kick off its "One Million Stop the Violence, One Nigeria" march in Abuja. The event is also in commemoration of birthday of Martin Luther King Jnr, who was renowned for his movement for peace and tolerance in the United States and world over.The post Towards One Million, Stop the Violence, One Nigeria march appeared first on Vanguard News. 

Tue, 16 Jan 2018
Former Super Eagles midfielder Wilson Oruma is recuperating in a Lagos hospital following a relapse of his mental breakdown.The post Oruma recuperating in Lagos hospital appeared first on Vanguard News. 

Tue, 16 Jan 2018
TORU NDORO- TWENTY-EIGHT'year-old Bayelsa State -born kidnap kingpin and sea robber, Oyawerikumor Peregbabofa, self-styled 'General' Kareowei, who attacked security formations, executed his victims, including soldiers at the slightest provocation in Delta and Bayelsa States, in the last few months, operated as if he was invincible, but when soldiers finally ensnared him, last week, he proved cowardly and tactless.The post How soldiers tricked Bayelsa kidnap kingpin to surrender 14 

Tue, 16 Jan 2018
Super Eagles defender Leon Balogun and Anthony Ujah were last weekend racially abused by fans of German club side Hannover.The post Hannover fans racially abuse Balogun, Ujah appeared first on Vanguard News. 

Tue, 16 Jan 2018
THE people of Ewu community in Esan Central Local Government Area of Edo State have alleged neglect and marginalization by successive governments at the local, state and federal levels in terms of appointments into political and public offices, provisions of infrastructure and human capacity development.The post Edo community alleges marginalisation by govt appeared first on Vanguard News. 

Tue, 16 Jan 2018
Norwich City look to have lost out to Portuguese giants Benfica in the race to sign Super Eagles right-back Tyronne Ebuehi.The post Benfica beat Norwich to Ebuehi's signature appeared first on Vanguard News. 

Tue, 16 Jan 2018
Nigeria were thwarted by the woodwork three times as they could only draw 0-0 with Rwanda on Monday in the opening 2018 African Nations Championship match for both teams. The post Woodwork foils Nigeria in draw with Rwanda appeared first on Vanguard News. 

Tue, 16 Jan 2018
Footballing legend Pele said on Monday that Brazil are favourites to win the World Cup in Russia, four years on from their humiliation on home soil. Five-time winners Brazil were thrashed 7-1 in the 2014 semi-finals by eventual champions Germany at the Maracana, but Pele, considered one of the best players of all time, insistedRead MoreThe post Pele backs Brazil to win sixth World Cup appeared first on Vanguard News. 

Tue, 16 Jan 2018
A marriage of nine years was dissolved on Monday in Lagos after Mr Michael Ayinde, a 39-year-old man, had taken his wife, Glory, to court over her penchant for unbridled procreation.The post Man sacks wife over her penchant for giving birth to babies like rabbit appeared first on Vanguard News. 

Tue, 16 Jan 2018
Manchester United appeared to be closing in on Arsenal forward Alexis Sanchez on Monday, leading the chase to sign the Chile international ahead of long-time suitors and local rivals Manchester City.The post Man United tipped to beat City to Sanchez signing appeared first on Vanguard News. 

Tue, 16 Jan 2018
Cristiano Ronaldo wants to leave Real Madrid with the player feeling betrayed by unfulfilled promises by Florentino Perez to renew his deal at the LaLiga club. His priority is to orchestrate a move back to Old Trafford with Manchester United where he spent six years before his transfer to the Spanish capital in 2009. The post Ronaldo wants Man U return appeared first on Vanguard News. 

Tue, 16 Jan 2018
Ortom has stood firm at the descent of barbarism in our land and he should be commended for standing as a man in a season where killers have taken over the landThe post Benue killings :No pasaran ! appeared first on Vanguard News. 

Tue, 16 Jan 2018
Bordeaux star Malcom is "thinking over" a potential move to Arsenal amid interest from the Premier League club, the French side's coach Jocelyn Gourvennec admitted on Monday.The post Arsenal target Malcom mulling Bordeaux exit appeared first on Vanguard News. 

Tue, 16 Jan 2018
FIFA says it banned Joseph Lamptey for life after the Ghanaian referee took decisions during a 2018 World Cup tie 'to make certain bets successful.'The post Banned Ghanaian ref helped betting syndicate, FIFA reveals appeared first on Vanguard News. 

Tue, 16 Jan 2018
Borussia Dortmund have completed the signing of 22-year-old centre-back Manuel Akanji from Basle.The post Dortmund complete 20m signing of Akanji appeared first on Vanguard News. 

Tue, 16 Jan 2018
ONE major reason why women die of pregnancy and child-birth related issues in Nigeria is as a result of poor knowledge about family planning and also due to lack of access to family planning services.The post FG's investment in family planning will reduce maternal death by 30% Dr Habeeb Salami appeared first on Vanguard News. 

Tue, 16 Jan 2018
Adeola Emmanuel Ajala, also known as Prof Dee, is into installation of renewable sources of energy (Solar and Wind). Adeola fell in love with Solar and Wind Energy while watching a program called New Edge when he was 16yrs old. This found love drove him through two universities to the point where he is now. []The post Meet Adeola Emmanuel Ajala The CEO of Gojes Innovative Services appeared first on The Spark. 

Tue, 16 Jan 2018
There is evidence that Nigeria needs to improve micro-economic aspects such as improving the ease of doing business and ease of travel across borders, to encourage business relationships across borderThe post Why Nigeria should trade more with Africa appeared first on Vanguard News. 
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