NIGERIA NEWSPAPERS: TODAY'S THE VANGUARD NEWSPAPER HEADLINES [8TH JANUARY, 2018]


Below are the headlines found on The Vanguard Online Newspaper for today, Tuesday, 9th January, 2017.

Tue, 09 Jan 2018
MORE reactions, yesterday, continued to trail the recent memo by Attorney-General of the Federation, AGF, and Minister of Justice, Abubakar Malami, to the National Assembly that the correct location of the proposed Nigerian Maritime University, NMU, is Okerenghigho, and not Okerenkoko.
While,  apex Itsekiri youth body inaugurated by the Olu of Warri, Ogiame Ikenwoli, the Itsekiri National Youth Congress, INYC, and Itsekiri youth leader, Mr. Alex Eyengho, insisted the AGF was in order, spokesman of the Gbaramatu Council of Chiefs, Chief Godspower Gbenekama, and Ijaw Peoples Development Initiative, IPDI, contended that the AGF was wrong.
According to Mr. Eyengho, the    memo by Malami   did not warrant    Ijaw and Itsekiri ethnic nationalities to beat the drums of war. He said in a statement: “Honestly, I do not see the reason for the hullaballoo trailing the advice to the National Assembly, NASS, by the AGF. As the chief law officer of Nigeria, he (Malami) did the right thing expected of him under existing laws of our land. He advised the National Assembly, and rightly so too, based on a valid exiting Supreme Court judgment. Malami simply did not want the lawmakers to progress in error by passing a law that will ultimately become subject of endless litigations. The Supreme Court judgment the AGF quoted in his memo to the NASS is clear and unambiguous even to the most stupid person on earth. “He only drew the attention of NASS to the existing position of the law regarding the issue at hand. I am sure the NASS will do well to work with his advice to deepen the law and order this administration preaches. So I do not see any reason for anyone to beat war drums, neither do I see any justification for a renewed crisis between the Ijaw and Itsekiri on this matter. The bottom-line is that the Maritime University remains in its present location and the manifest fact that the occupants of the location are Ijaws of Gbaramatu in Warri South-West Local Government Area of Delta State.

Tue, 09 Jan 2018
Immediate past governor of Rivers State, Mr Chibuike Amaechi, has in a broadcast to the people of the state, accused his successor, Governor Nyesom Wike, of exacerbating the violence in the state through his inclination to witchcraft politics.

Wike in a counter broadcast last night rebuffed Amaechi who he blamed for sabotaging the amnesty programme he introduced when he came to power even as he, yesterday, offered N20 million each for information that would lead to the apprehension of 32 cultists he listed as troubling the state. Amaechi in the four minute forty-four second broadcast said against the practice by his government in chasing cultists and militants away from government that his successor has done the opposite in going to bed with them and giving them vantage positions in government and as kings. Though he repeatedly made mention of his successor and the governor of Rivers State, Amaechi, however, continued his policy of not publicly mentioning Wike by name. He said: “I was shocked, utterly disgusted to hear the man, who, I must repeat, took an oath to protect you, attempt to justify and casually explain away the cold-blooded murder of innocent Rivers people in Omoku on New Year’s day. “The governor’s attempt to justify and compare the Omoku murders or any other killings in Rivers State to whatever is happening in any other part of the country is a deceitful and poisonous narrative that we must never allow to flourish. “The governor’s repugnant attempt at finger pointing, blaming oil companies, opposition politicians and everyone else apart from himself, is a clear indication that he has abdicated his primary constitutional responsibility to safeguard lives and property. “You know, and many outside Rivers State know that the nature and type of insecurity, violence and carnages in the state are unique and peculiar to the state. The madness in Rivers State since the advent of these new men of power is rooted firmly in the witchcraft politics of those who now preside over the affairs of the state.
 
Tue, 09 Jan 2018
As the Benue State Government, announced three days of mourning for scores of people killed and injured in various communities in Logo and Guma Local Government Areas of the state by rampaging herdsmen, the Federal Government, has expressed concern that it has not done enough for the herdsThe post Benue: Weve not done enough for herdsmen FG appeared first on Vanguard News. 

Tue, 09 Jan 2018
Lagos'The Lagos State House of Assembly is set to pass the state's 2018 Budget Bill before the end of January.The post Lagos Assembly sets January deadline to pass budget appeared first on Vanguard News. 

Tue, 09 Jan 2018
THE Police in Bayelsa State have confirmed the abduction of an accountant with the Nigerian Content Development Monitoring Board, NCDMB, Chief Numudogio Micah, by suspected pirates.The post Nigeria Content Devt Board staff kidnapped in Bayelsa appeared first on Vanguard News. 

Tue, 09 Jan 2018
If all refineries are 100% performing today, they can only meet the estimated fuel need of four decades ago when they were built. Let us wait on Dangote to do what past and present administrations could not do for Nigerians- Mr Ebeniro Nnadozie, GraduateThe post Nigerians speak on latest fuel crisis appeared first on Vanguard News. 

Tue, 09 Jan 2018
THE Otaru of Auchi, His Royal Highness, Alhaji A.H.Momoh, Ikelebe III, yesterday blamed the problems confronting Nigeria to injustice and pleaded with the nation's leaders to ensure justice to both the rich and the poor.The post Injustice bane of Nigeria's problems 'Otaru of Auchi appeared first on Vanguard News. 

Tue, 09 Jan 2018
All Progressives Congress, APC, yesterday, called for the cancellation of last Saturday's local government elections in Delta State conducted by the state Independent Electoral Commission, DSIEC, describing the elections as a sham and fraud.The post APC calls for cancellation of Delta LG polls appeared first on Vanguard News. 

Tue, 09 Jan 2018
Two distinguished Nigerians, former Acting Chief of Staff to Late President Umaru Yar'Adua, Chief Gbolade Osinowo and former General Officer Commanding, GOC, of Nigerian Army, Major- Genera Sanusi Mu'azu, have been honoured for their contributions to the development of Okori Community in Eleme, Rivers State.The post Osinowo, Muazu get chieftaincy titles in Rivers community appeared first on Vanguard News. 

Tue, 09 Jan 2018
Ijaw Monitoring Group has described last week's threat by Nigeria Union of Teachers in Bayelsa State to abort this week's resumption of primary and secondary schools as worrisome and unacceptable.The post Ijaws give Dickson ultimatum to pay teachers' salaries appeared first on Vanguard News. 

Tue, 09 Jan 2018
Chairmanship candidate of All Progressives Congress, APC, in Okpe Local Government Area, LGA, Delta State, Mr. Eric Afe, has rejected the outcome of the local government election held on January 6, 2018.The post Delta LG polls: APC candidate rejects Okpe results appeared first on Vanguard News. 

Tue, 09 Jan 2018
ABUJA'The country's electricity supply situation is set to improve as the Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation, NNPC, yesterday, said it had concluded repair works on the Escravos-Lagos Pipeline, ELP, and gas supply had been restored to the affected power plants.The post Electricity supply to rise as NNPC restores Escravos gas pipeline appeared first on Vanguard News. 

Tue, 09 Jan 2018
AWKA'PRESIDENT General of apex Igbo organisation, Ohanaeze Ndigbo, Chief Nnia Nwodo will address the Handshake Across the Niger Conference which holds at Enugu , Enugu state on Thursday, 11th January, 2018.The post Nwodo to address Handshake Across the Niger Conference in Enugu appeared first on Vanguard News. 

Tue, 09 Jan 2018
An All Progressives Congress, APC, governorship aspirant in Ekiti State, Mr Kayode Ojo, has promised to make the industrialization of the state his priority, if he wins the party's primary election and emerges governor of the state.The post Ekiti APC gov aspirant, Kayode Ojo, promises industrialisation if elected appeared first on Vanguard News. 

Tue, 09 Jan 2018
British Prime Minister Theresa May's long-awaited government reshuffle was thrown into disarray Monday after a minister resigned rather than accept a new post.The post Theresa Mays cabinet reshuffle marred by resignation appeared first on Vanguard News. 

Tue, 09 Jan 2018
An American billionaire said Monday he was redoubling his campaign to remove President Donald Trump from office and will plow $30 million into Democrats' efforts to regain control of Congress.The post Billionaire Democrat, Tom Steyer to oust Trump, Republicans appeared first on Vanguard News. 

Tue, 09 Jan 2018
THE price of Bonny Light, Nigeria's premium crude oil grade has risen to $68.03 from $67 per barrel, $23 in excess of the $45 per barrel benchmark price of the 2018 budget.The post Nigeria's Bonny light rises towards $70 per barrel appeared first on Vanguard News. 

Tue, 09 Jan 2018
Union Bank of Nigeria Plc has recorded N9.94 billion or 20 per cent over subscription in its Rights Issue.The post Union Bank's Rights Issue records N9.94bn oversubscription appeared first on Vanguard News. 

Tue, 09 Jan 2018
The National Pension Commission (PenCom) has issued compliance certificates to 83 companies which serve as approval to bid for Federal Government contracts this year.The post PenCom clears 83 firms for FG contracts appeared first on Vanguard News. 

Tue, 09 Jan 2018
Edo State Governor, Mr. Godwin Obaseki has said the state is determined to gainfully engage youths in Small and Medium Scale Enterprises (SMEs) to spur industrial growth in the wake of increased investments into the state.The post Edo Govt., FG to collaborate on SMEs, industrial clusters appeared first on Vanguard News. 

Tue, 09 Jan 2018
The Governor of Edo State, Mr Godwin Obaseki, has signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with China Harbour Engineering Company Limited (CHEC), for the development of the Gelegele Seaport and other transport infrastructure in the state.The post Gelegele Seaport development to begin as Obaseki signs MoU with China Harbour appeared first on Vanguard News. 

Tue, 09 Jan 2018
As projected by the Governor, Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN), Mr. Godwin Emefiele at the Annual Bankers' Dinner of the Chartered Institute of Bankers (CIBN) in Lagos last November, the nation's External Reserves have hit a new level of $40.4 Billion. This is even as the Bank injected a total of $210 million into the interbank Foreign Exchange Market in the first round of trading for the year on Monday, January 8, 2018.The post Nigeria's external reserves hit $40.4bn appeared first 

Tue, 09 Jan 2018
Paris prosecutors have launched a probe of US tech giant Apple over suspected "planned obsolescence" in some of its iPhone models, a judicial source said Monday.The post Paris prosecutors probe Apple over planned obsolescence appeared first on Vanguard News. 

Tue, 09 Jan 2018
Self-driving buses aren't new, but Toyota's concept vehicle unveiled Monday aims to be more than just that -- a mobile platform for e-commerce, ridesharing and medical services, for a start.The post Toyota brings the store to you with self-driving e-Palette appeared first on Vanguard News. 

Tue, 09 Jan 2018
Queensland, Australia, from April 4 to April 15.The post NWF camps 32 wrestlers ahead of C/wealth Games appeared first on Vanguard News. 

Tue, 09 Jan 2018
Organisers of the 2018 Access Bank Lagos City Marathon, have concluded arrangements to have a training session for all the accredited journalists. This is just as the accreditation process begins today and ends on February 2.The post Access Bank Lagos Marathon: IAAF, CAA experts to lecture Nigerian journalists appeared first on Vanguard News. 

Tue, 09 Jan 2018
The Nigeria Amateur Boxing Federation (NABF) national coach, Anthony Konyegwachie said yesterday that 16 of the 32 boxers camping in Lagos ahead of the 2018 Commonwealth Games would be decamped soon.The post Ahead 2018 C/wealth Games: Boxing Federation to decamp 16 boxers appeared first on Vanguard News. 

Tue, 09 Jan 2018
African Handball ChampionshipThe post African Handball Championship: Nigeria is ready for successful outing ' Ocheho appeared first on Vanguard News. 

Tue, 09 Jan 2018
Former Vice President, Atiku Abubabar, has urged the home based Super Eagles to do Nigeria proud in the forthcoming African Nations Championship otherwise known as CHAN starting in Morocco later this week.The post Atiku fires up CHAN Eagles for trophy appeared first on Vanguard News. 

Tue, 09 Jan 2018
Manchester City are set to test Arsenal's resolve over keeping Alexis Sanchez by making a concerted effort to sign the forward this month.The post Sanchez: Arsenal demand 40m from City appeared first on Vanguard News. 

Tue, 09 Jan 2018
Referee's chief Mike Riley claims Mike Dean has admitted to having made a mistake in awarding West Brom a penalty in their 1-1 draw with Arsenal on New Year's Eve.The post Ref Dean admits blunder in West Brom-Arsenal match appeared first on Vanguard News. 

Tue, 09 Jan 2018
English FA Cup fourth-round ties after Mondays draw: Liverpool v West Brom Peterborough v Fleetwood or Leicester Huddersfield v Birmingham Notts County v Wolves or Swansea Yeovil v Manchester United Carlisle or Sheffield Wednesday v Stevenage or Reading Cardiff or Mansfield v Manchester City MK Dons v Coventry Millwall v Rochdale Southampton v Watford MiddlesbroughRead MoreThe post English FA Cup fourth-round draw appeared first on Vanguard News. 

Tue, 09 Jan 2018
Three of the suspected armed robbers who invaded the Lekki, Lagos home of Nollywood actor, John Okafor, popularly known as Mr. Ibu over the weekend, have been arrested by Lagos policecommand.The post Police arrest 3 suspects armed robbers who robbed Mr. Ibus Lagos home appeared first on Vanguard News. 

Tue, 09 Jan 2018
Contrary to allegations that went viral, the management of Trace TV has come out to correct the impression that it demands monetary gratification from artistes to air their music videos on its channels. In a conscious effort aimed at correcting the derogatory notion, the management of the leading African music and youth entertainment channel has revealed its music video selection criteria to the public to forestall further negative suspicions, insinuations or false allegations.The post We don&#0 

Tue, 09 Jan 2018
Talk show queen Oprah Winfrey's impassioned Golden Globes speech triggered speculation about her political future.The post From Reagan to Trump, and maybe Oprah, US celebrity politicians abound appeared first on Vanguard News. 

Tue, 09 Jan 2018
Popular music sensation and award-winning singer, Davido, has joined the train of musicians such as Banky W, Ikechukwu, Tuface, Chidinma, Vector and the likes, who have ventured into acting by debuting in a yet-to-be released Nollywood film titled 'Legend at Sixty'The post Davido ups the ante appeared first on Vanguard News. 

Tue, 09 Jan 2018
Planet TV presenter, Emeka, fondly known as 'Ezzyplanet', has blasted popular Nigerian afro-pop singer, Tekno Miles, for arrogantly turning down his request for an interview at Oritsefemi's recent birthday party which took place at his Lekki residence on Friday, January 5, 2018.The post Planet TV presenter blasts Tekno appeared first on Vanguard News. 

Tue, 09 Jan 2018
NO fewer than 545 more Nigerian migrants will be repatriated from Libya today, barely 24 hours after 485 returnees arrived on Sunday.The post 545 migrants returns from Libya today appeared first on Vanguard News. 

Tue, 09 Jan 2018
The Police in Taraba State, yesterday, confirmed the death of three persons, while six others sustained injuries in another overnight attack on Maisamari, in Sardauna Local Government Area of the state by a suspected militia group.The post Police confirm 3 dead, 6 injured in fresh Taraba attack appeared first on Vanguard News. 

Tue, 09 Jan 2018
Former Vice President, Atiku Abubakar, on Monday, threatened to drag a chieftain of the Northern Elders Forum, NEF, Mr. Paul Unongo to court for alleging that he is a financier of the association of cattle breeders, Miyetti-Allah.The post Breaking: Atiku threatens to sue Unongo, demands N200bn damages appeared first on Vanguard News. 

Tue, 09 Jan 2018
The Federal Government on Monday said it evacuated 1,030 stranded Nigerian migrants from Libya between Jan. 7 and Jan 8, 2018.The post FG evacuates 1,030 stranded Nigerians from Libya in 2 days ' Maihaja appeared first on Vanguard News. 

Tue, 09 Jan 2018
If I may ask, how many of these companies or industries are still operating today' The truth is that most of these companies and industries have ceased to operate. Why' MISMANAGEMENTThe post The killing of 40 and more companies appeared first on Vanguard News. 

Tue, 09 Jan 2018
THE older you become the more you learn about your children especially if you were a strict parent and your children can now talk to you. In Nigeria, the father is generally the enforcer and the mother is the appeaser, the one with compassionate understanding.The post Nine years a boy in Enugu appeared first on Vanguard News. 

Tue, 09 Jan 2018
Adunni should be laughing at us hereafter as we queue, sweat and shuffle at filling stations 57 years after independence in a country that is the sixth largest exporter of crude but cannot refine petroleum products for her domestic consumptionThe post Adunni Oluwole warned against this independence appeared first on Vanguard News. 

Tue, 09 Jan 2018
THE preceding year of 2017 witnessed a gradual recovery from a rather traumatic economic recession. At an annualised growth rate of 0.8% for the preceding, the economy had transited out of negative growth and can be presumed to be on the path of long-term sustained growth.The post Reflections on the Economic Outlook for 2018 appeared first on Vanguard News. 

Tue, 09 Jan 2018
UYO-CRISIS has torn apart the once- peaceful family of former President-General, Oron Union, a socio-cultural organisation that seeks to promote the interest of Oron people of Akwa Ibom State, the late Chief Ambe Bassey, 22 years after his passing away.The post 22 yrs after demise of patriarch: Paternity crisis rocks popular A'Ibom family appeared first on Vanguard News. 

Tue, 09 Jan 2018
Two of the four brothers and a native doctor, who allegedly killed their grandmother for money ritual in Ohovbe quarters, Ikpoba Hill, Benin, have been arrested by operatives of the Edo State Police Command.The post 4 brothers kill grandmother for money ritual in Edo; 2 nabbed appeared first on Vanguard News. 
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