NIGERIA NEWSPAPERS: TODAY'S THE VANGUARD NEWSPAPER HEADLINES [3RD JANUARY, 2018]


Below are the headlines found on The Vanguard Online Newspaper for today, Wednesday, 3rd January, 2017.
Wed, 03 Jan 2018
THERE are indications that the persistent fuel scarcity in the country may take a long time to end as a meeting involving the Federal Government, Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation, Department of Petroleum Resources, Major Marketers Association of Nigeria, MOMAN, Independent Petroleum Marketers Association of Nigeria, IPMAN, ended with no clear road-map.

But the major players in the oil industry yesterday, attributed the fuel scarcity in different parts of the country to the increase in crude oil price at the international market and the removal of subsidy. This came as the Minister of Petroleum Resources, Dr. Ibe Kachikwu has said that no single marketer has been identified as being behind the fuel scarcity that has brought untold hardship to Nigerians during the Yuletide Meanwhile, a source at the meeting  told Vanguard   that the issue of subsidy removal was not discussed at  yesterday’s meeting, as a sub-committee set up at the meeting was directed to find an immediate solution to the fuel crisis, while the committee is to meet today. A source at the meeting hinted Vanguard that President Muhammadu Buhari had ruled out any fuel price increment and payment of subsidy to marketers. The sources added that local refining dominated yesterday meeting, while marketers it was learned asked for the payment of the outstanding N800billion debt, owed them by the Federal Government. Briefing State House correspondents after a meeting between the oil stakeholders and government representatives on the instance of the Chief of Staff to the President, Abba Kyari, Chairman of Depot and Petroleum Products Marketers Association of Nigeria, DAPPMA, Dapo Abiodun explained that marketers were finding it difficult to import the petroleum products because of the increase in the price of crude. He said: “Today’s meeting was called at the instance of the Chief of Staff to the President and it was to find out exactly what happened, where we had the problems we had in December with the supply of petrol and how Nigerians were made to go through the pains and suffering.
Wed, 03 Jan 2018

THE Senate,   yesterday, said the executive arm of government was entitled to its opinion for describing allegations by the National Assembly that the 2018 Appropriation Bill had been padded as spurious and mischievous.
Speaking with Vanguard, yesterday, Chairman, Senate Committee on Media and Public Affairs, Senator Aliyu Sabi Abdullahi, who noted that the National Assembly will ensure prudence, transparency in its consideration of the 2018 budget, observed that the budget consideration was still in process. According to him, “irrespective of what the presidency may be saying about the budget, the Senate will ensure that it adheres strictly to the constitution and in line with rule of law to ensure that at the end of the day , if the budget is passed, it would be in the interest of Nigerians.” Senator Abdullahi who noted that the National Assembly did not invent the concept of padding, said as an institution, it works with proposals and estimates presented before it by the executive arm of government. He said: “The executive is entitled to its opinion, we will do what is in line with the constitution and rule of law and ensure that at the end of the day, the National Assembly passes a balanced budget on the overall interest of Nigerians. “At the National Assembly, we do not have anything called padding. The executive came up with proposals and estimates that we are working with, we will look at the budget and ensure that all is taken care of in line with the constitution. We are working with the documents provided by the presidency, the budget proposals did not come from the National Assembly.” 

Wed, 03 Jan 2018

THE Federal Government has been urged to adequately fund the Niger Delta Development Commission, NDDC this year for it  to effectively address challenges of under development in the region. Making the appeal  yesterday in Warri, a chieftain of the All Progressive Congress, APC and the Ologbotsere of Warri kingdom, Chief Ayiri Emami, said effective funding of the commission this new year would enable it   construct shore protection projects  in Ugborodo and  economic roads in several Itsekiri communities. “Ours is to ensure there is development in our region. I want to plead with Mr President for the NDDC to be properly funded so that projects abandoned can be given attention. The shore protection in Ugborodo, canalization projects and roads in several Itsekiri communities can be attended to”, he said.


Wed, 03 Jan 2018
NUMANA Community in Kaduna State has called on the security agencies to fish out the killers of their royal father, Dr. Gambo Makama, his wife and two others, last Sunday.The post Unravel killers of our paramount ruler, 3 others, Kaduna community tasks security agencies appeared first on Vanguard News. 

Wed, 03 Jan 2018
CHAIRMAN of the Presidential Advisory Committee Against Corruption, PACAC, Prof. Itse Sagay, SAN, has opposed President Muhammadu Buhari's position that Nigeria only needs processing and not restructuring adding that the country needs both measures to be taken.The post We need both restructuring and processing, Sagay tells Buhari appeared first on Vanguard News. 

Wed, 03 Jan 2018
GOVERNOR Akinwunmi Ambode of Lagos State has said that owners of property demolished for the 1.4 Kilometer Agege Flyover would be adequately compensated, even as he disclosed that the project would be completed in November.The post Agege Flyover: Ambode announces completion date, assures property owners of compensation appeared first on Vanguard News. 

Wed, 03 Jan 2018
A survey conducted by the Top 50 Brands Nigeria, a research organisation, has picked as Promasidor Nigeria Limited as one of the 2017 top 50 brands in the country.The post Promasidor among Top 50 Brands appeared first on Vanguard News. 

Wed, 03 Jan 2018
Nine policemen have been dismissed from the Police over offences ranging from corruption and discreditable conducts, between September and December 2017, in Lagos.The post Nine policemen dismissed in Lagos for corrupt practices appeared first on Vanguard News. 

Wed, 03 Jan 2018
Achieftain of the APC in Patani local government area of Delta State, Lewis Ekiyor has described the defection of the party's Vice Chairmanship candidate for theJanuary 6council elections in the state to the PDP as a 'shame to democracy.'The post Delta LG Poll: Patani APC defectors are a shame to democracy' Ekiyor appeared first on Vanguard News. 

Wed, 03 Jan 2018
THE lawmaker representing Amuwo Odofin Federal Constituency in the House of Representatives, Hon. Oghene Egoh has blamed the Federal Government and the Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation, NNPC, over the current fuel scarcity in the country.The post Rep blames FG for dearth of fuel appeared first on Vanguard News. 

Wed, 03 Jan 2018
FORMER workers of Nigerian Airways have petitioned the President of Senate, Dr Bukola Saraki, pleading with him to intervene and quicken the release of N45billion approved by President Muhammadu Buhari for the payment of their entitlements.The post Nigeria Airways pensioners petition Senate President over unpaid benefits appeared first on Vanguard News. 

Wed, 03 Jan 2018
Aleader of the APC, Dr Cairo Ojougboh has said his party would dislodge the PDP in the state in 2019, lamenting what he termed the poor presence of government projects in Burutu local government area.The post Delta LG Poll: Ojougboh says Delta's failed programmes will help APC appeared first on Vanguard News. 

Wed, 03 Jan 2018
THE National Union of Electricity Employees, NUEE, has said it is sad that about 1,000 former staff of the defunct Power Holding Company of Nigeria, PHCN disengaged four years ago are yet to receive their severance benefits.The post Labour decries FGs failure to pay electricity workers disengaged 4 years ago appeared first on Vanguard News. 

Wed, 03 Jan 2018
GOVERNOR Ayodele Fayose of Ekiti State has called on President Muhammadu Buhari to take responsibility for the failures of his government to find solutions to the current fuel scarcity rather than apportioning blames.The post Take responsibility for fuel scarcity, Fayose tells Buhari appeared first on Vanguard News. 

Wed, 03 Jan 2018
An Agbor based Peoples Democratic Party, chieftain, Mr. Williams Eghebi has affirmed victory for the party in the forthcoming local government elections in the two Ika local government areas on the basis of sentiments for the incumbent governor of the state, Senator Ifeanyi Okowa.The post Delta LG Poll: Sentiments for Okowa will help PDP in Ika LGAs appeared first on Vanguard News. 

Wed, 03 Jan 2018
As the Super Eagles B squad jet out of the country today ahead of the 2018 Championship for African Nations (CHAN), captain of the team, Ikechukwu Ezenwa says they are ready to face any challenge that may come their way adding that they will be taking each game as it comes.The post We'll take each game as it comes ' Ezenwa appeared first on Vanguard News. 

Wed, 03 Jan 2018
THE Lagos State Controller of Prisons, Mr Tunde Ladipo, has said that no prison in the state has any excuse not to take inmates on trial to court when necessary because of mobility from now on.The post Well take inmates to court at right time, says Prisons boss appeared first on Vanguard News. 

Wed, 03 Jan 2018
Coscharis Group has ended 2017 with various awards across its business interest - automobile, information technology, logistics, beverages, agro ' allied, etc.The post Coscharis group ended 2017 with awards galore appeared first on Vanguard News. 

Wed, 03 Jan 2018
CIVIL societies in Delta State have alleged a 'blackout' on them by the Delta State Independent Electoral Commission, DSIEC ahead of Saturday's local government polls.The post Delta LG Poll: Civil societies allege 'blackout' by DSIEC appeared first on Vanguard News. 

Wed, 03 Jan 2018
Energy drink producers are now positioning their products based on product innovation and repackaging at the backdrop of rising concern over consumers' health.The post Energy drinks producers battle consumers' health concerns appeared first on Vanguard News. 

Wed, 03 Jan 2018
MIKE TYSON broke into the marijuana trade by opening his own cannabis ranch in California.The post Tyson opens cannabis farm appeared first on Vanguard News. 

Wed, 03 Jan 2018
CANDIDTATE of the Peoples Democratic Party in Warri South Local Government, Comrade Michael Tidi has said that the absence of the All Progressives Congress, APC, on the campaign train in the LGA and other areas was reflective of a party that cannot even pretend its desire for victory.The post PDP to APC: You cannot even pretend you are campaigning appeared first on Vanguard News. 

Wed, 03 Jan 2018
A group under the aegis of Advocacy for Integrity and Economic Development (AIED) has described the decision of President Muhammadu Buhari to jettison the nationwide demand for restructuring in Nigeria as a retrogressive and callous act.The post Restructuring: Buhari's decision retrogressive, callous ' AIED appeared first on Vanguard News. 

Wed, 03 Jan 2018
Antonio Conte has insisted no Chelsea player will leave this month unless he is able to find a replacement first.The post We must sign before letting stars leave ' Conte appeared first on Vanguard News. 

Wed, 03 Jan 2018
The Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC), yesterday, vowed to transfer to the Capital Market Development Fund, CMDF, all shares not consolidated into one account by investors who subscribed for them using multiple identities.The post SEC vows to transfer unregularised shareholdings to development fund appeared first on Vanguard News. 

Wed, 03 Jan 2018
The traditional ruler of Obuoffia Awkunanaw in Nkanu West LGA of Enugu State, Igwe Igwesi Obiorah Igwesi has said that President Muhammadu Buhari deserve a second-term The post President Muhammadu Buhari deserved a second-term Igwe Igwesi appeared first on Vanguard News. 

Wed, 03 Jan 2018
NUMANA Community in Kaduna State has called on the security agencies to fish out the killers of their royal father, Dr. Gambo Makama, his wife and two others, last Sunday.The post Unravel killers of our paramount ruler, 3 others, Kaduna community tasks security agencies appeared first on Vanguard News. 

Wed, 03 Jan 2018
The stock market started off the year on a relatively strong note yesterday as investors recorded N8 billion gains on their investment.The post Stock market off to strong start, gains N8bn appeared first on Vanguard News. 

Wed, 03 Jan 2018
ANTHONY JOSHUA could face Alexander Povetkin if he fails to strike a deal with Joseph Parker.The post Joshua to fight Povetkin ff' appeared first on Vanguard News. 

Wed, 03 Jan 2018
The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) has accused the Katsina State Government of misusing over N400 billion generated by the state in the last 31 months.The post PDP accuses Masari govt of misusing N400 bn state fund appeared first on Vanguard News. 

Wed, 03 Jan 2018
BISHOP on the Niger, Rt. Rev. Dr Owen Nwokolo on Sunday expressed optimism that the year 2018 will be a year of achieving some of the things that were difficult to achieve in the past years and urged Nigerians to have confidence in God.The post 2018 will be better for Nigeria'Bishop Nwokolo appeared first on Vanguard News. 

Wed, 03 Jan 2018
ARSENAL boss Arsene Wenger has been charged with misconduct following comments made after the Gunners' West Brom draw.The post Wenger faces stadium ban appeared first on Vanguard News. 

Wed, 03 Jan 2018
African private equity mangers have continued to remain resilient amidst currency volatility and unpredictable political environments, according g to a report by African Private Equity and Venture Capital Association (AVCA).The post Funds managers remain resilient amidst currency volatility Report appeared first on Vanguard News. 

Wed, 03 Jan 2018
Chairman of Christian Association of Nigeria, CAN, South-South, who is also the Chairman of Niger Delta Bishops, Archbishop God Dowell Avwomakpa, has urged Christians to pray for the health of the President's son who was involved in a bike accident recently as well as for the country.The post Christian leaders pray for Buhari's son, nation appeared first on Vanguard News. 

Wed, 03 Jan 2018
Manchester City returned to winning ways and restored their English Premier League lead to 15 points with an emphatic 3-1 victory over Watford at their Etihad Stadium stronghold on Tuesday.The post Normal service resumed as Manchester City move 15 points clear appeared first on Vanguard News. 

Wed, 03 Jan 2018
The Managing Director of CHINI Africa and Cannes Lions Advertising Representative in Nigeria, Nnamdi Ndu has said that all is set for the Creativity Week 2018 competition and submission of entries with call for talented young men and women in West and Central Africa to come together to lend their creativity towards solving some of the region numerous challenges.The post CHINIunveil plans for Creativity Week 2018 appeared first on Vanguard News. 

Wed, 03 Jan 2018
A group under the aegis of Buhari Youth Organisation, BYO, has urged President Muhammadu Buhari to seek re-election in 2019 general election to enable him consolidate on the achievements recorded by his administration.The post 2019: Group urges President Buhari to run again appeared first on Vanguard News. 

Wed, 03 Jan 2018
The Federal Governmentand critical stakeholders in the nation's oil and gas sector on Tuesday inaugurated a committee saddled with the responsibility of finding long-term solutions to petrol scarcity in the country.The post Fuel scarcity: I feel your pain, says Kachikwu as FG, stakeholders set up C'ttee appeared first on Vanguard News. 

Wed, 03 Jan 2018
Head Coach Salisu Yusuf on Tuesday in Abuja released his final squad of the Super Eagles B for the 5th African Nations Championship (CHAN) beginning in Morocco on Jan. 13.The post Ezenwa, Ali, Okpotu, 20 others make CHAN 2018 list appeared first on Vanguard News. 

Wed, 03 Jan 2018
The naira Tuesday depreciated by 67 kobo to N361 per dollar in the Investors and Exporters (I&E) window.The post Naira depreciates to N361 in I&E appeared first on Vanguard News. 

Wed, 03 Jan 2018
The Action Democratic Party, ADP, has described the New year message of President Muhammadu Buhari as a Greek gift.The post Buhari's New year message, a Greek gift ' ADP appeared first on Vanguard News. 

Wed, 03 Jan 2018
A research carried out by a Non-governmental Organisation, NGO, Participatory Development Alternatives, PDA, revealed that incidences of rape against women among other vices, were high, especially in rural areas across the state as such acts were usually not reported.The post Violence against women: Rape cases high in Ebonyi ' Research appeared first on Vanguard News. 

Wed, 03 Jan 2018
History will remember those who were brave enough to tell the truth and to go against the grainThe post Do young Nigerians want a new Nigeria in 2018' appeared first on Vanguard News. 

Wed, 03 Jan 2018
IDEALLY, hosting domain names locally will curb capital flight and bring greater economic value. Sadly, as it stands, majority of .ng and .com.ng websites in Nigeria are hosted in the United States, making Nigeria lose about 72 percent of the revenue local web hosting would have generated, a new report has shown.The post Nigeria loses 72% internet revenue to US appeared first on Vanguard News. 

Wed, 03 Jan 2018
George Weah's emergence as Liberia's President-elect after the December 26 run-off election generated considerable interest among Nigerians for a number of reasons. Number one is George Weah's popularity. The post Liberia: The Rise of George Weah by Reuben Abati appeared first on Vanguard News. 

Wed, 03 Jan 2018
AFRICA is the commodity-capital of the world, yet the continent has not been able to effectively distribute its resources amongst its people.The post OyaOya: Africa's first online commodities trading platform debuts appeared first on Vanguard News. 

Wed, 03 Jan 2018
FOR the participants at the just concluded 5thedition of the Africa Information and Communication Technologies Alliance, AfICTA, summit held in Abuja, unless Nigeria and the rest of the Africa's governments promote and use technology in the judiciary to empower law enforcement officers, the fight against cybercrime may not yield the expected results.The post Deploy IT in Judiciary to address cybercrime, AfICTA tells govts appeared first on Vanguard News. 

Wed, 03 Jan 2018
STAKEHOLDERS in the Information Communication Technology sector, have come together to evaluate how Nigeria, businesses and innovations are responding to what many people have tagged Mobile Economy, where the number of active mobile phone users in the country stands at 137 million as at September 2017.The post Industry stakeholders make case for mobile economy appeared first on Vanguard News. 

Wed, 03 Jan 2018
French prisoners are to get landline phones in their cells, the ministry of justice confirmed on Tuesday.The post French prisoners to get phones in their cells appeared first on Vanguard News. 


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