NIGERIA NEWSPAPERS: TODAY'S THE VANGUARD NEWSPAPER HEADLINES [4TH JANUARY, 2018]


Below are the headlines found on The Vanguard Online Newspaper for today, Thursday, 4th January, 2017.

Thu, 04 Jan 2018
THE Federal Government is considering payment of N800 billion fuel subsidy arrears to oil marketers, provision of tax holidays and other incentives as part of measures targeted at ending the lingering scarcity. These and other issues were pushed forward at the engagement of stakeholders, Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation, NNPC; Department of Petroleum Resources, DPR; Major Oil Marketers Association of Nigeria, MOMAN; Independent Petroleum Marketers Association of Nigeria, IPMAN; Depot and Petroleum Products Marketers Association, DAPPMA and others, hosted by Dr. Ibe Kachikwu, Minister of State for Petroleum Resources in Abuja, yesterday. Mr. Idang Alibi, Director, Press in the Ministry of Petroleum Resources, who spoke with Vanguard on phone, yesterday, declined to provide information, noting that the engagement was still ongoing. But a source, who attended the meeting, but preferred not to be named, told Vanguard that the payment of the debt was adopted, as it will enable the oil marketers settle huge debts to commercial banks and embark on new importation of petroleum products. He said other measures adopted to tackle the crisis, include maintenance of local refineries, preferential allocation of foreign exchange to oil marketers and increased monitoring of petroleum products by DPR. The source said stakeholders, who agreed not to increase the price of fuel, also resolved to adopt cost-cutting strategies, while four sub-committees were inaugurated to address the challenges of fuel supply across the country. He said: “There is no planned increase in fuel price. The minister said it should not be contemplated. None of us want fuel price to rise. What we talked about was tax holidays and other things in that line.
Thu, 04 Jan 2018
Makurdi, the Benue State capital was on lockdown, yesterday, as thousands of youths took over the strategic Wurukum roundabout and Makurdi Lafia Road in protest over Tuesday’s attack on Benue communities by suspected herdsmen, which left over 50 dead. This came as the Benue State Police Command said it had arrested eight herdsmen in Guma and Logo Local Government Areas of the state in connection with the massacre.
The protesters numbering over 3,000, stormed the major roads as early as 8 a.m., in a peaceful protests that led to gridlock, as thousands of motorists were stranded. They, however, went wild when they saw a car conveying about six bodies from Guma council to the BSUTH morgue. The irate youths, who sang war songs demanded President Muhammadu Buhari’s resignation, if he could not address the herdsmen menace in the state and the entire country. Ortom escapes mob action The protest turned violent when Governor Samuel Ortom alongside members of the State Executive Council tried to prevail on the youths to remain calm, with a promise that the matter had been reported to the President, who also promised to intervene. At that point,  the youths demanded that the President should address Benue people over the killings and when the governor tried to prevail on them to show understanding, the protesters became unruly and started throwing stones and sticks. Security operatives had to whisk away the governor from the scene to safety. Arrest Miyetti Allah Kautal Hore leaders now—Ortom Reacting to the development, Governor Ortom appealed to the Federal Government to immediately arrest the leadership of the Miyetti Allah Kautal Hore over the killings. He said: “The president and secretary of that group had threatened to invade Benue State, they have made good their threat. I am accusing them directly, they should be arrested, there are no sacred cows in this country if we all must be seen to be Nigerians.”

Thu, 04 Jan 2018
Governor of Ekiti State and Chairman, Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, Governors' Forum, Mr Ayodele Fayose, has taken a swipe on President Muhammadu Buhari over his presumed silence on the recent killing of innocent Nigerians in Benue State by alleged Fulani herdsmen.The post Fayose, Mark carpet Buhari over killings appeared first on Vanguard News. 

Thu, 04 Jan 2018
member of the House of Representatives representing Afikpo North/South Federal Constituency, Ebonyi State, Hon. Idu Igariwey has called on the Federal Government to immediately review the licenses granted to the Electricity Distribution Companies, DISCOS, especially, the Enugu Electricity Distribution Company, EEDC, and subsequently withdraw or cancel the licenses of those that are unable to meet the power demands of Nigerians across the country.The post Rep urges FG to withdraw licences of inco 

Thu, 04 Jan 2018
Anambra State Governor, Chief Willie Obiano has been urged to check the activities of illegal revenue collectors in the state, who are allegedly still collecting revenues that he personally directed should be stopped.The post RTEAN wants Obiano to check activities of illegal revenue collectors appeared first on Vanguard News. 

Thu, 04 Jan 2018
THE Federal Roads Maintenance Agency, FERMA, yesterday, said it had begun re-constructing the failed portion of Essene'Edemaya road in Ikot Abasi Local Government Area of Akwa Ibom.The post FERMA reconstructs bad portion of East-West link in A-Ibom appeared first on Vanguard News. 

Thu, 04 Jan 2018
THE Federal Government through the Minister of Labour and Employment, Senator Chris Ngige, has dispelled the fear of gender-based discrimination in Nigerian workplaces as expressed by the International Monetary Fund, IMF, Article IV Consultation Team.The post No gender discrimination at work in Nigeria FG appeared first on Vanguard News. 

Thu, 04 Jan 2018
The Lagos State Government, yesterday, sealed a petrol filling station, a hotel and event centre belonging to a suspected Badoo cult kingpin, Alhaji Alaka Abayomi Kamal.The post Lagos seals Badoo cult kingpin, Alaka's filling station, hotel, event centre appeared first on Vanguard News. 

Thu, 04 Jan 2018
IT was rain of tributes, yesterday, for late Second Republic politician and elder statesman, Alhaji Lawal Kaita, who died on Tuesday.The post Kaita was a fearless democrat ' Atiku appeared first on Vanguard News. 

Thu, 04 Jan 2018
Chairman, Senate House Committee on Local Content, Senator Solomon Adeola has explained why the Senate may not pass into law the 2018 appropriation bill presented by President Muhammadu Buhari.The post Why Senate may not pass 2018 budget till April ' Senator Adeola appeared first on Vanguard News. 

Thu, 04 Jan 2018
The writing is on the wall: Designers, influencers, and all the stylish people you see on the street seem to be on the same page about a handful of trends-a certain type of tops, a particular kind of sleeve. The post FASHION: 8 Trends that will dominate 2018 appeared first on Vanguard News. 

Thu, 04 Jan 2018
The dust raised by the recent renaming of Maria Assumpta Avenue to Muhammadu Buhari Road, has not settled, as Catholics appear very determined to recover the entire stretch of the road.The post Catholics move to reclaim Maria Assumpta Avenue fully appeared first on Vanguard News. 

Thu, 04 Jan 2018
ENUGU State based cleric, Fr. Mbaka has been taken to task on his endorsement of Governor Ibrahim Dankwambo as Nigeria's next president with the Coalition of Gombe State Indigenes saying that the priest spoke out of context in his assessment of the work and worth of the Gombe State governor.The post 2019: Gombe indigenes bemoan Mbaka's endorsement of Dankwambo appeared first on Vanguard News. 

Thu, 04 Jan 2018
The Central Bank of Nigeria, CBN yesterday released its Purchasing Managers Index (PMI) survey for December which indicated continuous rapid expansion of economic activities during the month.The post Nigeria's economic expansion persist rapidly in December ' CBN appeared first on Vanguard News. 

Thu, 04 Jan 2018
World Cup-bound Super Eagles and Egypt as well as their respective coaches, Gernot Rohr and Hector Cuper, will come head-to-head for the top prizes at the 2017 CAF Awards today in Accra, Ghana.World Cup-bound Super Eagles and Egypt as well as their respective coaches, Gernot Rohr and Hector Cuper, will come head-to-head for the top prizes at the 2017 CAF Awards today in Accra, Ghana.The post 2017 CAF Awards: Eagles, Rohr battle Egypt, Cuper for top prizes appeared first on Vanguard News. 

Thu, 04 Jan 2018
Coach Salisu Yusuf has said he believes his team will give a good account of themselves at CHAN 2018 in Morocco as he and his assistants have picked the best players including some exciting new forwards.The post CHAN: We've picked best players ' Salisu defends list appeared first on Vanguard News. 

Thu, 04 Jan 2018
As the build-up to the 2018 Commonwealth Games billed for April in Cape Coast, Australia continues, concerned athletics officials have faulted the preparations of Nigerian athletes, who have been in camp since November 2017.The post Commonwealth Games: AFN planning to fail, concerned athletics officials lament appeared first on Vanguard News. 

Thu, 04 Jan 2018
Past winners of the African Football of the Year Awards are expected in Accra, Ghana at the 26th edition of the awards which holds today.The post CAF Awards: President-elect, Weah joins Amuneke, Ikpeba, Kanu in Ghana appeared first on Vanguard News. 

Thu, 04 Jan 2018
PORT HARCOURT'GRIEVING family members of some of those killed in the New Year eve by marauding gunmen in Omoku, Ogba/Egbema/Ndoni, ONELGA, Local Government Area, Rivers State, yesterday, narrated how their loved ones were killed and the pains they are going through.The post Omoku New Year massacre: Soldiers met my wife dying in my arms, turned blind eye'Bereaved husband appeared first on Vanguard News. 

Thu, 04 Jan 2018
Those who should be angry and tearing down fences, are the ones who are preaching law and the due process of law; yet those who steal our patrimony have not the littlest scruple subverting the lawThe post 2017: Diary of a columnist (1) appeared first on Vanguard News. 

Thu, 04 Jan 2018
The Federal Capital Territory Minister, Mr Musa Bello, has pledged to provide succour to Bwari Market traders whose property were destroyed during a crisis on Christmas day.The post Bwari crisis: FCT Minister pledges succour to traders appeared first on Vanguard News. 

Thu, 04 Jan 2018
The National Association of Itsekiri Graduates (NAIG) has called on the Management of Chevron Nigeria Limited to halt the current employment of plant Operators or face operations shut down, noting that the Host communities were not informed nor given the opportunity to participate in the recruitment process which is contrary to the GMOU, and the Local Community Content Guideline of Chevron.The post Stop employment of new plant operators, NAIG tells Chevron appeared first on Vanguard News. 

Thu, 04 Jan 2018
GOVERNOR Godwin Obaseki of Edo State has told senior civil servants in the state that he intends to implement the 2018 budget to the letter and vowed to query any civil servant who failed to respond to memos within 72 hours.The post Ill implement 2018 budget to the letter 'Obaseki appeared first on Vanguard News. 

Thu, 04 Jan 2018
Peoples Democratic Party PDP candidates in the three Warri Local Government Areas have expressed confidence of the party's victory in the forthcoming election, noting that the level of turnout by the people of the councils during the flag off and campaign was indicative of the party's supremacy in the Warri area.The post Delta LG Poll: We are set to sweep the 3 warri Local Councils ' PDP chieftain appeared first on Vanguard News. 

Thu, 04 Jan 2018
Ijaw National Leader, Chief Edwin Clark, yesterday, said the Federal Government had been unfair to the Ijaw ethnic nationality of the Niger DeltaThe post FG unfair to Ijaw ethnic nationality ' Clark appeared first on Vanguard News. 

Thu, 04 Jan 2018
The Commander, Sapele Area Police Command, ACP Mauma Rijau yesterday read the riot act to candidates and stakeholders involved in the forthcoming election warning that the police would on no account tolerate any breach of the peace.The post Delta LG Poll: Sapele Police Area Commander reads riot act to politicians appeared first on Vanguard News. 

Thu, 04 Jan 2018
Christian Association of Nigeria, CAN, has urged President Muhammadu Buhari and his Service chiefs to wake up to their responsibilities by ending the rising spate of killings in many communities across the nation.The post Wake up to your responsibilities, CAN tells Buhari, Service chiefs appeared first on Vanguard News. 

Thu, 04 Jan 2018
PDP Chairmanship candidate in Isoko North Mr. Emmanuel Egbabor has described the appointment of deceased persons into some federal boards as the height of the incompetence and ineptitude which he said have been the hallmark of the APC.The post Delta LG Poll: Ineptitude, hallmark of APC, says PDP chairmanship candidate appeared first on Vanguard News. 

Thu, 04 Jan 2018
US President Donald Trump unleashed a spectacular denunciation of one of his closest political allies Wednesday, describing his former White House chief strategist Steve Bannon as insane and irrelevant.The post Trump slams ex-aide Bannon, says hes lost his mind appeared first on Vanguard News. 

Thu, 04 Jan 2018
The Taraba Sate Police Command has arrested 39 'strange men' in Nguroje, Sardauna Local Government Area of the state.The post 39 'strange men' arrested in Taraba appeared first on Vanguard News. 

Thu, 04 Jan 2018
OPERATIVES of the Special Anti-Kidnapping and Cyber Crime Squad, SAKCCS, Delta State Police Command, Asaba, have apprehended a Beninoise, Tagboe Celestine, who allegedly carted away his boss' safe.The post Cook steals Delta lawmaker's safe appeared first on Vanguard News. 

Thu, 04 Jan 2018
A 28-year-old man, Patrick John, was, yesterday, arraigned before an Ado-Ekiti Magistrate's Court for allegedly stabbing another man with broken bottle.The post Police arraign man for stabbing another appeared first on Vanguard News. 

Thu, 04 Jan 2018
The pan-Yoruba socio-political organisation, Afenifere, has said it will support a political party in the 2019 general elections that will be committed to the restructuring of Nigeria.The post 2019 POLL: We'll support party committed to restructuring ' Afenifere appeared first on Vanguard News. 

Thu, 04 Jan 2018
FORMER Speaker of the Delta State House of Assembly, Rt Hon. Victor Ochie has dared the PDP-led administration of Governor Ifeanyi Okowa to test its popularity by allowing a free and fair conduct of the Saturday local government election.The post Delta LG Poll: Ochei dares Okowa to allow free and fair poll appeared first on Vanguard News. 

Thu, 04 Jan 2018
Katsina State People's Democratic Party, PDP, has challenged Governor Aminu Masari and his All Progressives Congress, APC-led government to a public debate on his stewardship.The post APCs dragged Katsina 30 years backward' PDP appeared first on Vanguard News. 

Thu, 04 Jan 2018
The legacy of Ellen Johnson Sirleaf, the outgoing President of Liberia, is connected to the legacy of the United Nations Mission in the country , which will wind down in March after 15 years of operations, a senior UN official said.The post Legacy of UN Mission in Liberia tied to former President Johnson Sirleaf, says senior UN official appeared first on Vanguard News. 

Thu, 04 Jan 2018
The seeming face-off between Imo State Governor, Rochas Okorocha and members of the All Progressives Congress, APC, in the state has deepened.The post Okorocha, APC members face-off deepens appeared first on Vanguard News. 

Thu, 04 Jan 2018
DELTA State Independent Electoral Commission, DSIEC, has released non sensitive materials to Local Governments and voters register to political leaders two days to the local government elections.The post Delta LG Poll: DSIEC releases non sensitive materials as 1,089 candidates slug it out appeared first on Vanguard News. 

Thu, 04 Jan 2018
THE reported approval of the United States of America's Department of State to sell crucial military aircraft to Nigeria to fight Boko Haram represents a major policy shift which gladdens the hearts of all well-meaning and patriotic Nigerians. The post Sale of US war planes to Nigeria welcome appeared first on Vanguard News. 

Thu, 04 Jan 2018
Ahead of the 2019 general elections, the Enugu State Resident Electoral Commissioner, REC, Mr. Emeka Ononamadu, yesterday said that rigging has been made impossible, just as he advised the electorate in Imo State to quickly go and collect their Permanent Voters Card, PVC.The post 2019: Rigging no longer possible'REC appeared first on Vanguard News. 

Thu, 04 Jan 2018
A new Igbo socio-political group, the Igbo Ekunie Initiative, has emerged, with advice to President Muhammadu Buhari to engage self determination groups in Nigeria in a fruitful dialogue that would ultimately address their grievances and permanently end agitations in the country.The post Another Igbo agitation group emerges appeared first on Vanguard News. 

Thu, 04 Jan 2018
Losses sustained by some of the highly capitalised stocks (blue chips) yesterday halted the uptrend on the Nigerian Stock Exchange, NSE, with investors losing N3 billion at the end of the day's trading.The post Blue chip stocks halt winning streak on stock market appeared first on Vanguard News. 

Thu, 04 Jan 2018
NIGERIA Labour Congress, NLC, has alerted the Presidency and Nigerians over perceived draconian leadership of the Kaduna State Government under Mallam Nasir el-Rufai as governor, accusing the governor of unprecedented assault on the state workers.The post NLC bombs el-Rufai, holds rally for Kaduna workers on Jan 11 appeared first on Vanguard News. 

Thu, 04 Jan 2018
Banks recorded increased default on credit card and overdraft loans to households in the fourth quarter of 2017.The post Banks record increased default on credit card, overdraft loans appeared first on Vanguard News. 

Thu, 04 Jan 2018
THOUGH a tripartite National Minimum Wage Committee was inaugurated by the President Muhammadu Buhari on November 27, 2017, it is becoming obvious that Organised Labour and indeed, workers, are now restive over the protracted issue which has been a focal point of Labour agitation since 2015 when the current N18,000 minimum wage elapsed.The post Labour issues ultimatum on new minimum wage appeared first on Vanguard News. 

Thu, 04 Jan 2018
Lagos State Governor, Mr Akinwunmi Ambode on Wednesday inaugurated the board of Lagos State Consumer Protection Agency, with a pledge to protect the rights of consumers in the State and ensure they get value for money spent on goods and services.The post Ambode moves to end violation of consumers' rights appeared first on Vanguard News. 

Thu, 04 Jan 2018
CLEARING agents operating at the container complex of Tin-can Island port in Lagos State, lost over a N100 million worth of property to the fire incident that razed down part of the complex on Tuesday, even as some agents are pointing accusing fingers at the Nigerian Ports Authority, NPA and a popular terminal operator, as being behind the fire outbreak.The post We lost property worth over N100m to Tin-can fire Clearing agents appeared first on Vanguard News. 

Thu, 04 Jan 2018
Nigeria international defender Faith Ikidi has been named in the Top 100 Female footballers of 2017 by VAVEL UK.The post Ikidi among the best 40 female footballers of 2017 appeared first on Vanguard News. 

Thu, 04 Jan 2018
Super Eagles fringe player, Aaron Samuel has admitted that he needs more playing time with his club CSKA Moscow to improve his chances of making the Super Eagles squad for the FIFA World Cup tournament in Russia.The post Samuel wants more CSKA time to get Eagles' spot appeared first on Vanguard News. 
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