NIGERIA NEWSPAPERS: TODAY'S THE VANGUARD NEWSPAPER HEADLINES [10 FEBRUARY , 2018].


Below are the headlines found on The Vanguard Online Newspaper for today, Saturday, 10 February, 2018.

Sat, 10 Feb 2018
WORRIED by what they described as the total failure of the All Progressives Congress, APC-led Federal Government to offer good governance, a host of opposition political parties have declared their readiness to stop APC and President Muhammadu Buhari at the 2019 elections. President Buhari  To realise the objective, some of them have started moves to consummate what they describe as ‘’ a rainbow coalition’’ that will field or back a joint candidate against the APC in 2019. Already, the Dr Olisa Agbakoba-led Nigeria Intervention Movement, NIM, is working towards giving the electorate ‘’a credible alternative’’ or ‘’Third Force’’ to the APC and main opposition Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, at the polls. Former President Olusegun Obasanjo’s recent open letter to President Buhari asking him not to re-contest on account of poor performance and subsequent formation of the Coalition for Nigeria Movement, CNM, to drive the process of retrieving power from Buhari, has added impetus to the aspiration of the opposition parties. Last week, 22 political parties on the plank of Committee of Concerned Political Parties, CCPP, constituted six committees to hammer out action plans for the 2019 general election. Interim Chairman of CCPP, Dr Onwubuya Breakforth, who is also the national chairman of Freedom and Justice Party, FJP, told newsmen in Abuja that the group was concerned about boiling national issues, including killings by herdsmen and restructuring. The sub-committees are on restructuring Nigeria and inter-governmental affairs, national security and integration, planning and finance, contact and mobilisation, and research and documentation. Said Breakforth: “The CCPP also resolved to jointly discuss and proffer solutions to key national issues threatening the peace and unity of our dear country. It was further resolved that various options open to the group in relation to the 2019 general elections would be explored in the best interest of the country.” He listed some of the parties in the CCPP as Freedom and Justice Party, FJP; Sustainable National Party, SNP;, New Nigeria Peoples Party, NNPP; Social Democratic Party, SDP; Allied Congress Party of Nigeria, ACPN; Unity Party of Nigeria, UPN; Grassroots Development Party of Nigeria, GDPN; and National People’s Congress, NPC. Some of the parties were peeved by the recent comment of Governor Nasir el-Rufai of Kaduna State that there is no alternative to President Buhari in 2019 and vowed to repeat the 2015 scenario in which an opposition party beat an incumbent party. Will they succeed? Past alliances Nigeria’s political history is replete with failed alliances and mergers. In the First Republic, the United Progressive Grand Alliance, UPGA, consisting mainly of the National Council for Nigerian Citizens, NCNC, and the Action Group, AG could not stop the Northern People’s Congress, NPC, because UPGA leaders could not sink their ambitions and differences. In the Second Republic, the Nigerian People’s Party, NPP, Unity Party of Nigeria, UPN, People’s Redemption Party, PRP, and the Great Nigerian People’s Party, GNPP, formed the People’s Progressive Alliance, PPA, which also failed to click against the National Party of Nigeria, NPN. In 1999, the Alliance for Democracy, AD, which had swept the South-West in earlier polls aligned with All Peoples Party, APP that dominated elections in the North with the intention of beating PDP at the presidential polls. It gave the PDP a good fight but failed to win the election. In 2007, about 15 parties came together and formed the Action Congress, AC, but the party made little or no impact in the presidential election. A move by the Action Congress of Nigeria, ACN and Congress for Progressive Change, CPC, to join forces in the 2011 polls did not yield dividends. However, alliances bore fruits at the 2015 general polls. The then ruling PDP was given a good fight and beaten in the presidential poll after leaders of the APC did their homework. Before the presidential victory, the first time an incumbent party was losing election in Nigeria, leaders of the APC, an amalgam of four opposition parties – Action Congress of Nigeria, ACN; All Nigerian Peoples Party, ANPP; CPC; and a faction of the All Progressives Grand Alliance, APGA, said they joined forces to rescue Nigeria from the deadly grip of the PDP. It’s a rescue mission —CNM Like leaders of the APC said in 2015, members of the Obasanjo-propelled CNM and the opposition parties said they want to rescue Nigeria from President Buhari. Speaking at the launch of CNM, last week, Duke, said he is part of the move because ‘’Nigeria is in dire straits and Nigerians need to come together and chart the way forward for the country. Nigeria is not going to get better except we come together to change the narrative and the situation. We know that, as a nation, we can do better than we currently do. So let us focus on the issues and how to adequately address them to improve our collective lot.” Asked the driving force behind the Third Force, Chief Akin Osuntokun, a renowned journalist, former managing director of the News Agency of Nigeria, NAN and Political Adviser to former President Obasanjo, said it is the quest to give Nigerians hope following the failure of the APC government and lack of readiness on the part of the PDP to fill the vacuum. He said: ‘’The APC is almost like a choice between the devil and the deep blue sea. That is why a third party is so much compelling and appealing. There has to be a third party today to give the people something to hope for… ‘’The Third Force will include aggrieved and alienated members of the APC and PDP. It is a very exciting prospect and will catch on given the mood of Nigerians. Even in terms of raw political calculations, stakeholders and gladiators with grassroots support and machinery will see a bright prospect in the third party.’’ According to him, the Third Force will fly because there are many aggrieved people in APC that are not ready to go to the PDP and so also people in PDP that will never go to the APC. Indeed, some leaders of the APC and PDP were at the launch of the CNM, last week. Prominent APC chieftains at the event were Buba Galadima, a member of the party’s Board of Trustees, BoT; and former Governor Olagunsoye Oyinlola, the incumbent chairman of the Nigeria Identity Management Commission, among others. From the PDP were former National Chairman, Col. Ahmadu Ali, retd, former Governor Donald Duke, and another former presidential aspirant on the platform of the party, Dr. Abduljelil Tafawa Balewa, among others. Another four years of Buhari will mark the end of Nigeria – Okorie National Chairman of the United Progressive Party, UPP, Chief Chekwas Okorie, in a chat with  Saturday Vanguard,  said his party is in support of any move that will save the country from the bad governance of President Buhari even though the UPP has zoned its presidential ticket to the South-East geo-political zone. He said: ‘’At the non-elective national convention of UPP held at Awka, Anambra State on June 29, 2017, the Convention ratified the zoning of the party’s presidential slot for the 2019 election to the South-East geopolitical zone. The ratification by the highest organ of the party remains sacrosanct. It will take a duly convened National Convention to set it aside or modify it. The position is that a presidential candidate from the South-East geopolitical zone shall fly the UPP Presidential flag in 2019. ‘’However, the party is very receptive of the much desired Third Force. UPP is consulting widely on this initiative and is willing to anchor it preferably in coalition with political parties of like minds especially with regard to the high points of our party manifesto registered with INEC viz; self determination of Nigeria’s ethnic nationalities, restructuring, devolution of power, referendum, state police and community policing, etc. ‘’Governor El Rufai is entitled to his opinion. Maybe the All Progressives Congress is stuck with President Buhari without any alternative option as a presidential candidate for the 2019 presidential election. My opinion is that President Buhari’s Administration is a disaster. Another four-year tenure for President Buhari will be Nigeria’s nunc dimitis.’’ Why CNM’ll work with opposition against APC With barely a year to the 2019 general elections,     the Coalition for Nigeria Movement (CNM) recently formed in Abuja as a response to a call for a “Third force” by former President, Olusegun Obasanjo, will work with the opposition against the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC), Vanguard has gathered. According to findings, the coalition is not likely to morph into a political party this year, considering the closeness to the elections but is primed to work with other political groups to vote out the APC. Although, not a political party, the movement has wasted no time in pushing for a change in the leadership of the country, following legion of expression of disappointment recently in the leadership of the country by eminent citizens including Obasanjo and Ibrahim Babangida. Convener of CNM and a former governor of Osun State had at the launch of the movement a couple of weeks ago, spoken of the need to kick start the process when he said, “ With the aims and objectives of the coalition, it is mandatory for us to hit the ground running. Time is not on our side and if we are going to effect the aims of the coalition, then we must run fast.”


Sat, 10 Feb 2018
ComeFebruary 17, Stakkers Fest, an iconicgathering of global entrepreneurs from around the world on the continent of Africa for the sole purpose of networking, inspiring and educating budding entrepreneurs in African states through the stories and lessons of men and women who rose from struggles of passion for socioeconomic relevance to becoming phenomenal entrepreneurship giants; contributing landmark values to the growth and development of African economy and societies at large will hit the ci 



Sat, 10 Feb 2018
It was a joyous event last Sunday at the Benin Central Hospital, when one of the Libyan returnees, 24 year-old Augustina Omorodion was delivered of a baby girl few hours after she alongside others arrived Edo state from Port Harcourt. It was the first baby delivered by one of the pregnant ladies who were evacuated from Libya. Relatives and women organizations stormed the hospital when they heard the news. The post I prayed for death, it didn't come ' Pregnant Libyan returnee appeared f 

Sat, 10 Feb 2018
The forthcoming union of the daughter of Africa's richest billionaire, Aliko Dangote and the pilot son of former Inspector General (IG) of Police, MD Abubakar, promises to be the mother of all weddings.The high profile wedding ceremony between Fatima Dangote and Jamil Abubakar is reportedly scheduled to hold in March 2018..The post Dangote's daughter to marry Ex-Police IG's son appeared first on Vanguard News. 

Sat, 10 Feb 2018
Prince Kassim Afegbua, the spokesman to General Ibrahim Babangida has raised the alarm over threats to his life following his role in the release of a statement by Babangida advicing President Muhammadu Buhari not to seek reelection in 2019.The post Afegbua, Babangida's lawyer raises the alarm over threatening calls appeared first on Vanguard News. 

Sat, 10 Feb 2018
It is now understandable why some senior officials of the Muhammadu Buhari administration were agitated when they got news of plans by the Benue State government to give the 73 victims of the herdsmen attack a televised mass burial.The post Buhari's Benue blues appeared first on Vanguard News. 

Sat, 10 Feb 2018
Vice-President Yemi Osinbajo has said that Nigeria is great and has the resources. If our resources are not stolen, if our resources are used properly, Nigeria can be the greatest country anywhere in the world.The post If our resources are not stolen Nigeria can be the greatest country anywhere Osinbajo appeared first on Vanguard News. 

Sat, 10 Feb 2018
Nigerians who have been waiting with baited expectation for who blinks first between ex presiding Olusegun Obasanjo, OBJ and incumbent president, Muhamadu Buhari, PMB appear to have a long waiting time.The post Letter to Buhari: Is OBJ An Opportunist, Patriot Or Mystic' appeared first on Vanguard News. 

Sat, 10 Feb 2018
The Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) has injected $325.64 million into the Retail Secondary Market Intervention Sales (SMIS).The post Forex: CBN injects $325.64m into SMIS appeared first on Vanguard News. 

Sat, 10 Feb 2018
I had to come, and came from the AU Summit in Addis Ababa on my way back home to Accra, so I could express my condolences to Barbara and his family in person.The post HUGH MASAKELA: Tribute President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo, of Ghana at the funeral of the legendThe Funeral appeared first on Vanguard News. 


Sat, 10 Feb 2018
In an article titled WARRI: So Much Oil, Yet Little Ambition, written by one Solomon Elusoji, and recently published in an online medium, the writer, a rookie journalist displayed his incompetence and embarrassing amateurism throughout his woefully unprofessional piece while sweepingly casting aspersions on the lofty image of our beloved Oil City of Warri.The post WARRI: So much Oil, yet little Ambition appeared first on Vanguard News. 

Sat, 10 Feb 2018
Ahead of Saturday's Lagos City Marathon, Lagos State Governor, Mr. Akinwunmi Ambode on Friday said the State Government has set a target to get the event listed in the annual calendar of the International Association of Athletics Federation (IAAF) that would make the Marathon earn a Gold Label award within the next two years.The post We are tired of foreigners, coming to win Lagos City Marathon Ambode appeared first on Vanguard News. 

Sat, 10 Feb 2018
Riyad Mahrez hit back at accusations he had gone AWOL since being denied a move to Manchester City after returning to training with Leicester, paving the way for a possible return for Saturday's visit to City.The post Mahrez rejects AWOL claims on return to Leicester training appeared first on Vanguard News. 



Sat, 10 Feb 2018
After recording a massive success with the debut edition of 'Live & Wavy' concert in 2017, 10stringz Production in collaboration with Media Panache Nigeria and Temple Management brings the second edition of the concert which has been scheduled forMarch 9, 2018, with MTN Project Fame winner, Jeff Akoh, as major headliner along with several other big shots.The post Iyanya, Jeff, Niniola, others to headline 'Live & Wavy' concert appeared first on Vanguard News. 

Sat, 10 Feb 2018
Seven days into Big Brother 3, the housemates got their first taste of reckoning at the first live show. Hosted by Ebuka Obi-Uchendu,Sunday'sshow brought with it the usual blend of intrigue, suspense and entertainment, as Kcee, the Limpopo crooner, entertained studio guests and viewers at home.The post Big Brother Naija week one: no evictions but 'Strike One' for #KSquared appeared first on Vanguard News. 

Sat, 10 Feb 2018
Burna Boy's 'Outside' album has debuted onBillboard's Reggae Albums Chart at the Number 3 spot.The post Burna Boy tops billboard reggae album chart with 'Outside' appeared first on Vanguard News. 

Sat, 10 Feb 2018
Popular Abuja Club, 'Switch Nightlife' has announced date for its reopening (The Rebirth) and the unveiling ceremony of its new partner. The club which is currently situated in the heart of Abuja, has been test-running since October 2017.The post Switch Nightlife, Prince Bunmi Omisore for 'The Rebirth' appeared first on Vanguard News. 

Sat, 10 Feb 2018
The ebullient man of honour, Segun Showunmi popularly known as Sagua had reasons to celebrate few days back. The former acting spokesperson of Ogun PDP who gave the ruling APC plenty of sleepless nights via his intelligent analysis of political events in Ogun state turned a year older.The post Segun Showunmi celebrates in style appeared first on Vanguard News. 

Sat, 10 Feb 2018
That nobody talks about it,does not mean it is not in existence. There are professional escort services all over Nigeria. 'People and Places' took a sneak peek into one of these agencies simply known as 'Codedruns' a top online escort directory.The post Codedruns: New trend for escorts and their patrons revealed appeared first on Vanguard News. 

Sat, 10 Feb 2018
Controversial Nollywood actress, Tonto Dikeh, has revealed that she desires a baby girl.The post Tonto Dikeh's desire for a baby girl appeared first on Vanguard News. 

Sat, 10 Feb 2018
The last is yet to be heard of the melodrama that ensued between a lady and 2face's wife, Annie Idibia, on social mediaon Mondayafter a lady accused 2face Idibia of being a serial philanderer.The post Between Annie Idibia and a lady claiming she slept with 2face appeared first on Vanguard News. 

Sat, 10 Feb 2018
It is no longer news that in 2016, Iyanya signed a record deal with Mavin Records after he parted ways with Made Men Music Group which he co-owned with Ubi Franklin, leading fans to anticipate a wave of new music.The post Iyanya confirms exit from Mavin Records appeared first on Vanguard News. 


Sat, 10 Feb 2018
Big Brother Naija housemate, Vandora has revealed that her ex-boyfriend always raped her.The post BBNaija: Vandora reveals how her ex-boyfriend repeatedly raped her appeared first on Vanguard News. 

Sat, 10 Feb 2018
During the week, Nigerian twitter user, Lex_e a.k.a @eliasifeanyi set thesocial media on fire when he tweeted that he had acquired a sex doll that shares striking resemblance with Nollywood diva, Mercy Johnson.The post Man orders for Mercy Johnson-like sex doll appeared first on Vanguard News. 

Sat, 10 Feb 2018
Megbele, has reacted to reports insinuating that she still buys fairly used clothes, popularly known as 'Okrika' orIn her reaction to the question by a fan on social media which reads: 'Have you ever bought Okrika before' The mother of two answered 'I still dey buy, it is called vintage'.The post Seasoned songstress, Omawumi appeared first on Vanguard News. 

Sat, 10 Feb 2018
This Sunday in Enugu will be all shades of fun and excitement as popular Afro pop and highlife singer, Harrysong takes his music to the beautiful coal city of Enugu. Legend Extra stout's signature concert, Real Deal Experience returns in 2018 with the first show billed to hold this Sunday, February 11 at the Polo Park, Enugu.The post Fan favourite, Harrysong, to headline Legend Extra Stout's Real Deal Experience concert in Enugu appeared first on Vanguard News. 

Sat, 10 Feb 2018
IN its usual fashion, the Redeemed Christian Church of God has announced another edition of '76 Hours Marathon Messiah's Praise' to celebrate the 76th birthday of the General Overseer, Pastor E.A. Adeboye.The post Pastor Adeboye to mark 76th birthday with '76 hours marathon praise' music show appeared first on Vanguard News. 

Sat, 10 Feb 2018
It was a joyous event last Sunday at the Benin Central Hospital, when one of the Libyan returnees, 24 year-old Augustina Omorodion was delivered of a baby girl few hours after she alongside others arrived Edo state from Port Harcourt. The post I prayed for death, it didn't come ' Pregnant Libyan returnee appeared first on Vanguard News. 

Sat, 10 Feb 2018
A Thai woman died after being hit by a train while taking a selfie on the railway track, police said on Friday.The post Train kills woman taking selfie on railway appeared first on Vanguard News. 

Sat, 10 Feb 2018
Prominent Women Organisations within and outside Lagos State, have moved against discrimination and molestation of women in Islamic flowing head cover, Hijab.The post We ll fight any molestation of women in hijab 'Islamic groups appeared first on Vanguard News. 

Sat, 10 Feb 2018
In the name of Allah, the Gracious, the Merciful. The Praiseworthy, the Lord of Honour. The revelation of the Book is from Allah, the Mighty, the All-Knowing, The Forgiver of sin and the Acceptor of repentance, Severe in punishment, the Possessor of bounty. There is no God but He. Towards Him is the final return.' (40:1-4)The post Ways of seeking Allahs protection appeared first on Vanguard News. 

Sat, 10 Feb 2018
Young Murtala Mohammed was barely 13 when Cadet officer, Zakari Maimalari, became part of Intake 10 of the Royal Military Academy, Sandhurst, England in September, 1951. The former was at the famous Barewa College before joining the Army. The latter would later toe the same part.The post Murtata, Maimalari and mystery of 13 Emeka Obasi appeared first on Vanguard News. 

Sat, 10 Feb 2018
Imagine you were in your 30s, had doctorate degrees in a couple of disciplines which gave you a prestigious and comfortable lifestyle in an American University. You were single and therefore devoid of distractions in an environment that would allow you to fulfil your academic and social potentials. More significantly, you were a black person from Africa where diseases ravaged, poverty ravaged, crime ravaged, corruption ravaged and had been lucky to escape all these into a different clime where f 

Sat, 10 Feb 2018
The term, 'Police is your friend,' must have been aimed at dispelling the fears and 'false impressions' the general public had about the police force in the past. That may have been so in the past and still so in the present because the force is easily the first place one runs to in time of emergency and danger. But all that depends on individual experiences.The post Wonderful! Police now asking for number plate receipts appeared first on Vanguard News. 

Sat, 10 Feb 2018
The 48th annual World Economic Forum, WEF in Davos-Klosters, the mountainous Alpine resort of Graubnden Canton, eastern Switzerland took place from January 23 to 26,2018. Leaders from all walks of life come together at the beginning of the year to rededicate themselves to improving the state of the world. This year's programme was on 'Creating a Shared Future in a Fractured World.' Many of the participants identified the fractures and were concerned about making the difference.The 



Sat, 10 Feb 2018
Up and coming Actress and Scriptwriter Uche Uba started her acting odyssey in 2010 and has since then gone further to produce her first movie. The beautiful Anambra indigene in this interview shares her story.The post A woman is incomplete without marriage ' Uchenna Uba appeared first on Vanguard News. 

Sat, 10 Feb 2018
Dr Chris Agboghoroma, Chief Consultant Obstetrician and Gynaecologist at National Hospital, Abuja, says frequent sex hastens labour for women experiencing prolonged or post-dated pregnancy.The post Prolong pregnancy: frequent sex hastens labour says Gynaecologist appeared first on Vanguard News. 

Sat, 10 Feb 2018
BEFORE now, the Coordinator of the Presidential Amnesty Programme, PAP, Brigadier General Paul Boroh (retd.) had managed to navigate the affairs of the amnesty programme in spite of the hurly-burly from some ex-agitators, but lately, the reverberations from the creeks against his leadership have become more alarming.The post Disquieting time for Amnesty Coordinator as ex-militants demand his sack appeared first on Vanguard News. 

Sat, 10 Feb 2018
CHAIRMAN, Phase 2 Ex-Agitators, Delta State, Mr. Kingsley Muturu, said the present rumbling in the Presidential Amnesty Programme, PAP, was largely because the Chairman, PAP, and Special Adviser to the President on Niger Delta, Brig Gen Paul Boroh (retd.), had failed to bring about a forum for him and ex-militant leaders to thrash out troubling issues.The post The problem with Boroh ' Kingsley Muturu, ex-militant leader appeared first on Vanguard News. 

Sat, 10 Feb 2018
SINCE the days of late Maryam Babangida and her epochal pet project of 'better life for rural women', a First Lady at the national or state level has taken upon herself to float one pet programme or the other for the advancement of humanity.The post Edith Okowa explains the 05 Initiative appeared first on Vanguard News. 

Sat, 10 Feb 2018
We have been very proud of Nigerian talents in the area of writing. The NLNG Award has certainly been like sunshine for writers both within and outside of Nigeria who are Nigerians. It has provided hope and something to strive for.The post Day KUDO ERESIA-EKE cried, resigned over Abiola election story appeared first on Vanguard News. 

Sat, 10 Feb 2018
THERE was tension at the Nnewi High Court premises yesterday during the arraignment of four suspects over the shooting at St Philips Catholic Church, Ozubulu in which 13 persons lost their lives on August 6, 2017, with a star witness, Mr. Chukwujekwu Eze narrating how one of the suspects invited him to participate in the attack against Chief Aloysius Ikegwuonu, popularly called Bishop over alleged unpaid debt.The post Ozubulu killings: Tension in court as witness narrates how he was invited to t 

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