NIGERIA NEWSPAPERS: TODAY'S THE VANGUARD NEWSPAPER HEADLINES [13 FEBRUARY , 2018].


Below are the headlines found on The Vanguard Online Newspaper for today, Tuesday, 13 February, 2018.

Tue, 13 Feb 2018
FORMER governor of Ogun State, Aremo Olusegun Osoba, says he has never benefited from the outrageous pension packages for former governors and their deputies across states in Nigeria.
Osoba also disclosed that the only amount he receives monthly from the government of Ogun State since he left office in 2003 is N676,000. Speaking to journalists at his residence in Ikoyi, Lagos, Osoba said his monthly package is consistent with the provisions of the Revenue Mobilisation Allocation and Fiscal Commission, RMAFC. During the administration of former governor Gbenga Daniel, he disclosed that the state government did not pay his entitlement until some highly placed traditional rulers and other prominent people in the state intervened. He said the N676,000 pension does not even cover the cost of fuelling his car in a month. Osoba, who is also a chieftain of the All Progressives Congress, APC, said: “I pay my tax to Lagos and Ogun States. I do my civic responsibility by making my annual tax returns voluntarily. I pay to Lagos and Ogun because I reside in the two places. What I pay back to the state is in millions compared to what they (state government) pay to me. “I will only speak for myself. I cannot comment on others unless I have facts and figures indicating what they are collecting with what they are collecting in their various appointive or elective offices now. If I am holding any appointive office, I will rather collect all my entitlements because the N676,000 I am collecting from Ogun State cannot sustain me.” The former Osoba argued that the RMAFC made provisions for changing cars of former governors and their deputies every three years. “If the issue of car is covered under the law, it is their right and entitlement. Let us be honest with ourselves, in the 1999 Constitution, former presidents and governors are not by law allowed to hold any office with any multinational company or conglomerates.” The former governor, therefore, noted that he was not against the regular change of vehicles for ex-governors, because, former governors are endangered because they must have stepped on a lot of toes with the decisions they took while in office. While he condemned the ostentatious lifestyles of former governors and deputies, he said the government can change a car as recommended by the RMAFC, but not a fleet of cars. He said: “That is too much (fleet of cars). Changing a car once in a while is not too much, though I have never benefited from this provision.” He explained that the only time the Ogun State government changed his car was when he turned 70 almost nine years ago, noting that the state government has not given him the privilege in the last 15 years. He said, “I do not mind because the way any governor lays his bed today is the way he will sleep on it tomorrow. If they leave office and ask for what they do not give to me, I will raise the alarm and fault them.”

Tue, 13 Feb 2018
Members of Amuwo Odofin Local Government Council, Lagos have said All Progressives Congress, APC, government in the state will do everything possible to end issues of the traffic gridlock at Apapa-Oshodi Expressway before the end of this year.
The members, who paid a courtesy visit to Vanguard Corporate Headquartres, pointed out that the Lagos State APC government was working seriously on the issue because motorists were being robbed and cars damaged by criminals. Council Leader, Mr Abimbola Oshodi, said: “When you look at those areas where the trailers are parked, you will see that they are very dirty. Though this Apapa/Oshodi traffic gridlock has been on for long, but we just came into government. We have registered our appeal to government at both levels for the needful to be done because we are both elected into office and we want to represent our people well.” “I am directly disturbed with this as the Councillor of the area. We cannot keep watching people robbed or raped as a result of the traffic gridlock at Apapa/Oshodi Expressway. Recently, a man that was in a hospital ambulance on emergency died in the traffic. We may not be in government for years, but we are concerned about it.”

Tue, 13 Feb 2018
Agroup, the Atiku Mandate 2019 has been launched in Lagos with members, stating that a former Vice President of the country, Alhaji Atiku Abubakar remains the best presidential candidate capable of moving the country forward amongst gladiators jostling for the nation's Presidency.The post Atiku Mandate 2019 launched in Lagos appeared first on Vanguard News. 

Tue, 13 Feb 2018
Following killings by herdsmen across the country since the beginning of the year, President Muhammadu Buhari, yesterday, said his government has grasp of the security challenges in the country and is determined to implement solutions that would stand the test of time.The post Beheaded farmer: We'll deal with herdsmen our way Agbekoya appeared first on Vanguard News. 

Tue, 13 Feb 2018
House of Representatives member, representing Kolokuma, Opokuma federal constituency in Bayelsa State, Douye Diri, has said the creation of state Police will curb famers herdsmen clashes in Nigeria.The post State Police'll curb farmers/herdsmen crisis 'Bayelsa Rep appeared first on Vanguard News. 

Tue, 13 Feb 2018
Niger Delta Development Commission, NDDC, has promised to complete the abandoned palace project of the Ahta Oro, the supreme traditional ruler of Oron in Akwa Ibom State's third largest ethnic group.The post NDDC to complete Oro monarch's palace appeared first on Vanguard News. 

Tue, 13 Feb 2018
AHEAD of the 2019 general elections, leader of All Progressives Congress, APC, in Delta State, Olorogun O'tega Emerhor, has met with ward chairmen and chairmen of the party in Delta Central senatorial district with a charge on them to be more proactive.The post 2019: Emerhor urges APC council chairmen, ward leaders to be proactive appeared first on Vanguard News. 

Tue, 13 Feb 2018
THE national chairman of Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, Prince Uche Secondus has said that the Abia State Governor, Dr. Okezie Ikpeazu, has performed well in the delivery of democracy dividend.The post Ikpeazu has performed well, says Secondus appeared first on Vanguard News. 

Tue, 13 Feb 2018
NO fewer than 30 ex-militants have commenced training in agribusiness at the Federal College of Agriculture, Akure, FECA, Ondo state.The post 30 ex-militants in Ondo undergo training in agribusiness appeared first on Vanguard News. 

Tue, 13 Feb 2018
The Not Too Young To Lead, a youth initiative to mainstream youths into leadership positions in Nigeria, has commended Governor Seriake Dickson of Bayelsa State for his visionary leadership, especially in the appointment of youths into his cabinet.The post Dickson lauded for appointing youths into cabinet appeared first on Vanguard News. 

Tue, 13 Feb 2018
DELTA State Commissioner of Police, Mr Muhammad Mustafa has warned hoodlums, notably bunkerers, kidnappers, rapists, burglars and murderers and their ilk to steer clear of Aruton, Ode-Ugborodo and other neighbouring communities in Warri South Local Government Area and the state as a whole or be prepared to face the full wrath of the law.The post Steer cleer of Ugborodo, Police warn criminals appeared first on Vanguard News. 

Tue, 13 Feb 2018
One of the four police officers declared missing by the Benue State Police Command, after being ambushed by suspected herdsmen at Azege village, Ayilamo in Logo Local Government Area of the state, has been found dead.The post Killings: Missing policeman found dead; eyes, ears, nose missing, 3 officers killed in Ebonyi appeared first on Vanguard News. 

Tue, 13 Feb 2018
Commissioner representing Ijaw Ethnic Nationality in the Delta State Oil Producing Area Development Commission, DESOPADEC, Chief Favour Izoukumor, has appealed to aggrieved parties in Aladja crisis to sheath their sword.The post Aladja crisis: DESOPADEC commissioner preaches peace appeared first on Vanguard News. 

Tue, 13 Feb 2018
HUNDREDS of members of the All Progressives Congress, APC, including loyalists of a former Governor of Oyo State, late Lamidi Adesina yesterday staged a protest in Ibadan to register their disapproval of alleged imposition of candidates for the local government polls slated for May 12 this year.The post LG polls: Oyo APC members protest imposition of candidates appeared first on Vanguard News. 

Tue, 13 Feb 2018
THE Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, in Lagos State has kicked against the enforcement of the Yoruba language preservation and promotion law 2018, calling on Governor Akinwumi Ambode to suspend the law.The post Lagos PDP kicks against enforcement of Yoruba language appeared first on Vanguard News. 

Tue, 13 Feb 2018
FORMER governor of Anambra State, Mr. Peter Obi has described Nigeria's march to nationhood as full of many regrettable acts that have brought the country where it is presently. Obi was speaking at the weekend at the annual Kingdom Submit 2018 by the Baptist Family Church, in Surulere, Lagos.The post Leadership failure, Nigerias biggest problem Peter Obi appeared first on Vanguard News. 

Tue, 13 Feb 2018
GOVERNORS of the thirty- Six states of the Federation under the aegis of Nigeria Governors' Forum, NGF, Monday threw their weight behind the presidency on the decentralisation of police in the country.The post Insecurity: Governors back Buhari on State Police appeared first on Vanguard News. 

Tue, 13 Feb 2018
The Nigerian Stock Exchange, NSE, has approved the voluntary delisting of Seven-Up Bottling Company Plc (7-Up) after it received a takeover bid from its majority shareholder, Affelka, aimed at restructuring the soft drinks bottler. The Exchange's approval which came into force last week, followed suspension of trading in the company's shares last month following the planned delisting.The post NSE approves delisting of 7-Up after buyout by majority shareholders appeared first on Vanguar 

Tue, 13 Feb 2018
OGUN State Governor, Senator Ibikunle Amosun has called for the legislation that will unbundle the energy sector, currently in the exclusive list of the Federal Government.The post Amosun calls for unbundling power sector as UE commits '150m in Nigeria appeared first on Vanguard News. 

Tue, 13 Feb 2018
Seplat Petroleum Development Company Plc, operator of the NNPC/SEPLAT Joint Venture launched the inaugural edition of its Eye Can See and Safe Motherhood signature Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) programmes for communities situated in the operational area of its Eastern Assets at Izombe, Imo State, on Friday, February 9, 2018. The programme was initiated six years ago in Sapele, Delta State, the operational base of SEPLAT's Western Assets.The post SEPLAT's CSR programmes bring su 

Tue, 13 Feb 2018
The Consul General, United States of America, USA, embassy in Nigeria, Mr John F. Bray, has identified security challenge as one of the foremost issues that dissuade the influx of American investments to Nigeria.The post How insecurity dissuades American investments in Nigeria ' US Consul General appeared first on Vanguard News. 

Tue, 13 Feb 2018
First Bank of Nigeria Limited said that over N1 trillion transactions have been processed on its 894 quick banking, USSD based channel.The post Transactions on First Bank's USSD channel hit N1tr appeared first on Vanguard News. 

Tue, 13 Feb 2018
The volume of leasing business in Nigeria crossed a trillion Naira mark.The post Nigeria's leasing industry grows to N1.3trn appeared first on Vanguard News. 

Tue, 13 Feb 2018
THE management of the Benin Electricity Distribution PLCThe post BEDC pledges improved service delivery appeared first on Vanguard News. 

Tue, 13 Feb 2018
DESPITE over 192 trillion standard cubic feet of gas reserves yet to be tapped, power plants in the country still lack adequate gas to run turbines, giving rise to N40.548 billion revenue losses by the sector in one month.The post Gas supply, others deny Nigeria's power sector N40.55bn revenue in one month appeared first on Vanguard News. 

Tue, 13 Feb 2018
The Senior Staff Association of Electricity and Allied Companies, TCN Branch, has commended the efforts of the TCN on attaining new national peak load for the country.The post SSAEAC commends TCN on new national peak load attainment appeared first on Vanguard News. 

Tue, 13 Feb 2018
PLANS are underway for the establishment of Qua Iboe Power Plant, a new electricity company by Akwa Ibom State Government. The Qua Iboe Power Plant project, which is to be cited at Qua Iboe On-shore Terminal in Ibeno Local Government Area of the state would be operated under Public Private Partnership Agreement (PPA), with the Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC) Joint Venture, Dangote Group, Black-Rhino, African Development Bank, International Finance Consortium (I FC) and the Islamic 

Tue, 13 Feb 2018
THE Management of NIPCO Plc has explained why the workforce of the downstream giant has remained the major asset of the company since its inception in 2004.The post Why workers are our major assets ' NIPCO MD appeared first on Vanguard News. 

Tue, 13 Feb 2018
Capital flight plaguing the country must be curtailed if the oil industry domesticates training of oil and gas workers, Dr. Afe Mayowa, President of Oil and Gas Trainers Association of Nigeria (OGTAN), has saidThe post Nigeria to save billions of Naira training oil workers locally ' OGTAN appeared first on Vanguard News. 

Tue, 13 Feb 2018
The Naira started the week with a 24 kobo appreciation to N360.03 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 $210m as Naira appreciates to N360.03/$ appeared first on Vanguard News. 

Tue, 13 Feb 2018
The inter-bank Foreign Exchange Market has received 210 million dollars from Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) to meet customers' requests in various segments of the market.The post Foreign exchange market gets CBN's $210m boost appeared first on Vanguard News. 

Tue, 13 Feb 2018
The Biblical King Solomon is famed for his wisdom. He displayed this gift in one instance when two women who were fighting over a child were brought before him.The post Pushing opposition politics beyond acceptable limits appeared first on Vanguard News. 

Tue, 13 Feb 2018
As with any new technology, there are risks associated with digital currencies. It's important that consumers understand the risks and ensure they have the tools to protect themselves and their money.The post How to secure your Bitcoin Wallets appeared first on Vanguard News. 

Tue, 13 Feb 2018
ENUGU'FOLLOWING the federal governments launch of the Digital Switch-over, DSO, from analogue to digital television broadcasting in Enugu, Governor Ifeanyi Ugwuanyis administration in keeping with its rural development agenda, has procured 10,000 set top boxes for distribution, free of charge, to identified low income households across the 475 autonomous communities of the state. Speaking atRead MoreThe post Ugwuanyi procures 10,000 set top boxes for low income rural dwellers appeared first 

Tue, 13 Feb 2018
Nigeria's senior women national team, the Super Falcons, have landed in the Ivorian capital, Abidjan for the 2018 WAFU Cup of Nations tournament starting on Wednesday.The post Super Falcons arrive Abidjan for WAFU Cup of Nations appeared first on Vanguard News. 

Tue, 13 Feb 2018
Croatia manager Zlatko Dali has plans to monitor the high profile pre-World Cup friendly between Nigeria and England at the National Stadium in London as his side will be in the United Kingdom for a friendly at that time..The post 2018 World Cup:Croatia coach to spy on Eagles in England friendly appeared first on Vanguard News. 

Tue, 13 Feb 2018
Polo enthusiasts in Lagos and its environs will be treated to two weeks of top notch experience as the 2018 Lagos International Polo tournament gallops off today at the popular Lagos Polo Club, Ikoyi Lagos with 34 teams vying for honours in five titles.The post 2018 Lagos Int'l Polo tournament gallops off appeared first on Vanguard News. 

Tue, 13 Feb 2018
Two goals from Belgian wizard Eden Hazard and another by Victor Moses earned Chelsea a 3-0 home win over struggling West Bromwich Albion in the English Premier League on Monday.The post Chelsea beat West Brom to move back into EPL top 4 appeared first on Vanguard News. 

Tue, 13 Feb 2018
Russian President Vladimir Putin on Monday met with FIFA chief Gianni Infantino in Moscow to discuss preparation works for the upcoming World Cup, the Kremlin said.The post Russian president meets FIFA head over preparations for World Cup appeared first on Vanguard News. 

Tue, 13 Feb 2018
IT won't be surprising for anyone not familiar with the success story of foremost Nigerian female Disc Jockey; Florence Ifeoluwa Otedola, better known as DJ Cuppy, daughter of billionaire oil business tycoon, Femi Otedola, to think that it has always been a smooth sail for her as a celebrity female DJ in a male dominated music industry. The post My dads name rarely opens all doors for me DJ CUPPY appeared first on Vanguard News. 

Tue, 13 Feb 2018
This week's edition of Glo-sponsored TV drama series, Professor Johnbull, comes up on Tuesday with Chika Okpala aka Zebrudayah alias 4:30, of New Masquerade fame, making a cameo appearance where he supports Professor Johnbull (Kanayo O. Kanayo) in condemning the activities of 'slay queens,' who specialise in going after frivolitiesinstead ofsubstance.The post Zebrudayah takes on Slay Queens in Professor Johnbull appeared first on Vanguard News. 

Tue, 13 Feb 2018
Why Alhaji Shagari picked Dr. Ekwueme is still a mystery and only him can explainThe post How Shagari picked Ekwueme as VP (2) appeared first on Vanguard News. 

Tue, 13 Feb 2018
I smell it so strongly that this land is crying for some real man or woman who will stand up and say a 'NO" that will resound and prove we are not bereft of heroesThe post We dont call cow bros, Prof. Adewole! appeared first on Vanguard News. 

Tue, 13 Feb 2018
THE other day, Dr. Koyi Ugboma celebrated his 70th birthday. He is married with children. He was born in Warri, where no one takes last. Warri taught him his street smarts which have kept him in good stead since birth.The post The Koyi Ugboma ballroom party appeared first on Vanguard News. 

Tue, 13 Feb 2018
AS I understand it, the current administration is rolling-out the implementation of the Economic Recovery and Growth Plan, ERGP, through the so-called 'industrial labs'.The post Bottlenecks to our Industrial future appeared first on Vanguard News. 

Tue, 13 Feb 2018
Ebun Oluwole is a Content Strategist. She plans and executes content marketing strategies for small businesses and start-ups in Nigeria. Answering the question on how she started on this career path, she says, '5 years ago, I started as a Writer/Blogger on a journey of self-discovery. This led me to a path of Freelance Writing []The post Meet Ebun The Content Strategist appeared first on The Spark. 

Tue, 13 Feb 2018
Finding it hard to get back into work mode this year' Here, you'll find five simple ways to get back on track and make 2018 your best year yet. By Lehl Bald, MSc Something magicalhappens every December 31st, peopleworldwideare either praying,partying orlooking forward to January 1st. Its a new day, a new dawn []The post 5 Work Habits for 2018 appeared first on The Spark. 

Tue, 13 Feb 2018
ON-GOING industrial action by workers of the Federal Neuropsychiatric Hospital, Enugu has crippled activities at the hospital, leaving patients stranded.The post Strike paralyses activities at Enugu federal psychiatric hospital appeared first on Vanguard News. 

Tue, 13 Feb 2018
Mr. Kunle Adewale 2015 Mandela, a Washington Fellow recentlyinaugurated an Art in Medicine Fellowship for public health practitioners and professional artists in Lagos.The post Mandela Washington Fellow creates platform for Artists and Healthcare Professionals appeared first on Vanguard News. 
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