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


Below are the headlines found on The Vanguard Online Newspaper for today, Thursday, 8th February, 2018.

Thu, 08 Feb 2018
The Federal Government, yesterday, ordered immediate deployment of troops to Benue, Taraba, Nasarawa, Kogi, Niger and Kaduna states to contain insecurity in the six states.
The deployment came following ceaseless clashes between farmers and herdsmen which have resulted in several deaths and destruction of property worth several billions of Naira. Meanwhile, peeved by the state of insecurity in the country, the House of Representatives, yesterday, asked President Muhmmadu Buhari to sack the Inspector-General of Police, Ibrahim Idris, and replace him with ‘a more professional officer’. This came on a day the Senate threw out the report of the Committee on Police Affairs, National Security and Intelligence over recent killings in Benue State, and scolded the committee for writing and presenting what it described as unbalanced and incomplete report. Deployment of troops The Chief of Army Staff, Lt. General Tukur Buratai, who announced the development at a press conference, yesterday in Abuja, said the troops will carry out special operations in the affected states in conjunction with other sister security agencies, including the Nigerian Police, Nigerian Security and Civil Defence Corps among others. Army Chief of Training and Operations, Major General David Ahmadu, who briefed the media on behalf of Buratai on the planned conduct of the special Army operations, tagged: ”Exercise Ayem Akpatuma”, said the exercise had become more “expedient due to upsurge in cases of armed banditry, kidnapping and cattle rustling in Kaduna and Niger states as well as other sundry crimes in Kogi State and herdsmen/farmers clashes and attacks on innocent members of our communities, particularly in Benue, Taraba and Nasarawa states by armed militias.” According to him, the special operations will be conducted in 1 and 3 Divisions, including Headquarters, Guards Brigade, and 707 Brigade; Areas of Responsibility, covering Benue, Taraba, Kogi, Nasarawa, Kaduna and Niger states from Thursday, February 15 to Saturday, March 31, 2018. He said: “You may recall that last year, the Nigerian Army conducted several training activities for its personnel in different geopolitical zones of the country, in line with its constitutional role in aid of civil authority. “More so, Exercise Ayem Akpatuma has become more expedient due to upsurge in cases of armed banditry, kidnapping and cattle rustling in Kaduna and Niger states as well as other sundry crimes in Kogi State and herdsmen/farmers clashes and attacks on innocent members of our communities particularly in Benue, Taraba and Nasarawa States by armed militias. “These security challenges have continued unabated in these states, despite the efforts by sister security agencies to curb them.

Thu, 08 Feb 2018
Borno State Governor, Kashim Shettima has vowed to make private schools in the state unattractive to the children of the state. Shettima The governor made the vow while speaking on the celebration of the defeat of Boko Haram by the Nigerian military. He said his administration is currently building 34 mega schools that can accommodate between 1000-1200 students and the targets are principally, the orphans of Boko Haram. The governor said he was determined to uplift the standard of education in the state to such a level that will make private schooling unattractive like in Rwanda. ‘‘We are building 34 mega schools that can accommodate between 1000-1200 students. Our targets are principally, the orphans of Boko Haram. So, we want to bring in students from the neighborhood and join them with the victims of Boko Haram and give them some sense of belonging. ‘‘There are some estates we are building across the state. Our people in the North are the poorest of the poor and Boko Haram came to make things worse,” the governor said. Governor Shettima, who underscored the importance of education in nation building, said he has obsession for education and that he would stop at nothing to achieve his goal. He said: ‘‘My obsession is all about education. You can call me a crazy man, so be it. I owe nobody any apology. I am crazy about education because education is the greatest game changer.”

Thu, 08 Feb 2018
GOVERNOR Rauf Aregbesola of Osun State, has disclosed that his administration adopted the Parliamentary System of Government to deepen democracy, as well as entrench genuine democratic practice atthe  grassroots. Aregbesola He said it was the overwhelming wish of the people, as stated in the report of the Mr. Gbadegesin Adedeji led committee on political reforms he set up that parliamentary system of government is adopted. Governor Aregbesola made the disclosure at the swearing-in ceremony for Councillors representing wards in the Local Governments, Local Council Development Areas, Area Councils and Administrative Offices, held at the state secretariat, Abere, Osogbo. According to him, the experience in the First Republic will attest to the fact that parliamentary system deepens democracy and offers far greater political representation and governance effectiveness than any other system. He said the parliamentary system is more democratic, than the executive, in that the executive system tends towards dictatorship and absolutism since power is concentrated in one man’s hand, with little or no check. He said: “Our decision is not against the constitution. Nowhere did it mention executive or parliamentary – only that it must be democratic – and parliamentary system is as democratic as you can ever get.” “You will recall that in 2012, the Senate of the Federal Republic of Nigeria asked for a memorandum on the review of the 1999 Constitution.  A 15-man committee was set up in Osun under the chairmanship of Mr. Gbadegesin Adedeji to aggregate the opinions and views of the state.” “The committee held public sittings for three weeks during which members of the public, institutions, nongovernmental organisations and others made the submission. “In the end, it was the overwhelming wish of the people, as stated in the committee’s report, that parliamentary system of government is adopted at all levels of government. What we have done therefore is to defer to the wish of the people in their clamour for a parliamentary system of government.

Thu, 08 Feb 2018
GOVERNOR Rochas Okorocha’s desire to conduct mock primaries for loyalists of All Progressives Congress, APC, wishing to stand for any elective office, has started generating a lot of heat within the party. Okorochaokorocha Respondents on the issue told Vanguard yesterday  that the planned exercise would be null and void and of no effect, if the governor goes ahead to conduct the mock primaries. A party official from one of the 27 local council areas of the state, who spoke on strict condition of anonymity yesterday, said that “mock primary is alien to APC Constitution. “This man (Okorocha) does a lot of weird things with impunity. How can he start talking about mock primaries, when we don’t have such a thing in the party constitution? This is worrisome”, the officer said. According to the man, there was a strong belief that the governor wants to use it to hoist his preferred candidates. “Governor Okorocha has said in different fora that the people will choose candidates for the various public offices, but some of us know that the planned mock primaries is a subtle way of hoisting his preferred candidates for the various public offices”, the man said. Another APC stalwart, Agunwa Emeka Nzeribe, also condemned the planned mock primaries. “In the Nigerian Electoral Act, passed by the National Assembly, there is no section of it that supports the purported mock primaries, which Governor Okorocha wants to embark on”, Nzeribe said.

Thu, 08 Feb 2018
EBONYI State Government in collaboration with the Army, Police, and DSS yesterday raided an illegal mining site at Echara Unuphu in Abakaliki Local Government Area and arrested four Chinese and 16 other persons suspected to be illegal miners in the area.The post Illegal mining: Security operatives arrest 4 Chinese, 16 others in Ebonyi appeared first on Vanguard News. 

Thu, 08 Feb 2018
ENUGU State Commissioner of Police, Mr. Danmallam Mohammed has commended Governor Ifeanyi Ugwuanyi for his 'tremendous' support for the command towards the provision of adequate security of lives and property in the state.The post Ugwuanyi's support has earned Enugu most secure state status'CP appeared first on Vanguard News. 

Thu, 08 Feb 2018
THE rustication of five students by the management of University of Benin, UNIBEN, has taken a new twist as the affected students have rejected the Vice Chancellor, Prof. Farade Orumwense's conditional offer to lift their suspension.The post Rusticated UNIBEN students reject VCs offer appeared first on Vanguard News. 

Thu, 08 Feb 2018
abuja'THE Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation, NNPC, deployed 484 truckloads of Premium Motor Spirit, PMS, to Abuja in five days to tackle the perpetual crisis currently ravaging Abuja and other states in the northern region.The post Fuel crisis: 484 truckloads of petrol deployed to Abuja, others appeared first on Vanguard News. 

Thu, 08 Feb 2018
By Boluwaji Obahopo LOKOJA'Speaker, Kogi State House of Assembly, Matthew Kolawole, has said the legislators decided to increase the 2018 budget proposal of the executive from N147 billion to N151 billion to cater for some under-budgeted boards. He was reacting to insinuations that the executive manipulated the lawmakers to jerk up the budget. Kolawole, whoRead MoreThe post Why we increased Kogi budget to N151bn ' Speaker appeared first on Vanguard News. 

Thu, 08 Feb 2018
The British Government has pledged to support Nigerian women to be actively involved in politics.The post UK pledges support for Nigerian women's involvement in politics appeared first on Vanguard News. 

Thu, 08 Feb 2018
Nigeria has started the production and export of additional 225,000 barrels per day, bpd, following the resumption of operations at Bonga, which was shut down for maintenance in March 2017.The post Nigeria produces additional 225,000 bpd as Bonga resumes production appeared first on Vanguard News. 

Thu, 08 Feb 2018
THE Benin Court has dismissed a N100 million suit filed by one Mrs Oghosa Ejemai, against the immediate past Commissioner for Transport in Edo state, Mr Isimeme Iriogbe, saying that the claimant failed to prove her case of alleged assault and battering she filed against the latter beyond reasonable doubt.The post Court dismisses N100m suit against ex-Edo Transport Commissioner appeared first on Vanguard News. 

Thu, 08 Feb 2018
THREE hundred trainees in the National Industrial Skills Development Programme, NISDP, have received start-up packs to commence their trades in Enugu state.The post ITF gives start-up packs to NISDP trainees appeared first on Vanguard News. 

Thu, 08 Feb 2018
NINE days after a couple abducted two children of their landlady, the Ondo State Police Command yesterday accused mother of the children of failing to provide useful information that will aid its investigation.The post We can't trace couple who abducted two children ' Ondo Police appeared first on Vanguard News. 

Thu, 08 Feb 2018
ABUJA'An Abuja High Court sitting at Jabi, yesterday struck out a fresh bail request by Maryam Sanda, remanded in prison custody for allegedly stabbing her husband; the son of former Chairman of the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, Bilyamin Bello to death.The post Murder of Ex-PDP Chairman's Son: Pregnant 'killer wife' loses fresh bid to secure bail appeared first on Vanguard News. 

Thu, 08 Feb 2018
A former member of House of Representatives, Prince Ned Nwoko, has commended the Niger Delta Development Commission, NDDC, for the on going rehabilitation work on the failed portion of Onicha-Ugbo/Ugboko axis of the Abuja-Asaba-Onitsha Road.The post Nwoko lauds NDDC over rehabilitation of Onicha-Ugbo/Ugboko Road appeared first on Vanguard News. 

Thu, 08 Feb 2018
The NPA has given Intels Nigeria a two-week ultimatum to remit an outstanding $48 million that ought to have been paid into the maritime agency's treasury single account in 2017. Speaking during an interview with CNBC Africa, Hadiza Bala Usman, the agency's managing director, said Intels' notice of termination will stand if the company failedRead MoreThe post The NPA-Intels saga rolls on appeared first on Vanguard News. 

Thu, 08 Feb 2018
WARRI'THE Pan Niger Delta Forum, PANDEF, has set up a Special Committee on the Presidential Amnesty Programme, PAP.The post PANDEF constitutes speical c'ttee to confer with FG on Amnesty Programme appeared first on Vanguard News. 

Thu, 08 Feb 2018
ONE of the high points of the just concluded 30th African Union, AU, Heads of State and Government Summit held in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, was the special recognition of six member countries by the African Leaders Malaria Alliance, ALMA-an alliance of 49 African countries workingto end malaria on the continent by 2030.The post Sustaining the war against malaria appeared first on Vanguard News. 

Thu, 08 Feb 2018
IBADAN-GOVERNOR Abiola Ajimobi Wednesday hosted his counterparts from Jigawa and Kano State, Governors Badaru Abubakar and Umar Ganduje respectively as well as the Minister of Transport, Rotimi Amaechi and the APC national secretary, Alhaji Mai Mala Buni in a private meeting.The post Ajimobi, Ganduje, Abubakar, Amaeachi holds private meeting in Ibadan appeared first on Vanguard News. 

Thu, 08 Feb 2018
THE European Union, EU, yesterday, urged the National Assembly on speedy passage of legal framework that will govern the 2019 general elections to ensure free, fair and credible process.The post 2019: EU urges NASS on speedy passage of legal framework appeared first on Vanguard News. 

Thu, 08 Feb 2018
MTN Nigeria, yesterday, discussed plans to list its shares on Nigerian Stock Exchange, NSE, at its board meeting, with the aim to launch its Initial Public Offering, IPO, this year.The post MTN Nigeria to list its shares on NSE this year appeared first on Vanguard News. 

Thu, 08 Feb 2018
By Ediri Ejoh IN line with its mission to boost power supply in Nigeria, the Power Africa, a U.S. Government-led initiative coordinated by the United States Agency for International Development (USAID) yesterday supplied some technical equipment to the Eko Electricity Distribution Company (EKEDC). The development was aimed at boosting the logistical and technical foundation ofRead MoreThe post Power Africa supplies technical equipment support to EKEDC appeared first on Vanguard News. 

Thu, 08 Feb 2018
The Federal Operations Unit, FOU, Zone A of the Nigeria Customs Service, NCS has generated into the federation account N1.7 billion as Duty Paid Value, DPV from seized contraband goods, under declaration and concealment by smugglers and importers in the month of January.The post Customs intercepts goods worth N1.7bn in January appeared first on Vanguard News. 

Thu, 08 Feb 2018
FSDH Merchant Bank yesterday released its economic outlook for 2018, highlighting adjustment in electricity tariff, adjustment in price of petrol and the crisis in the middle belt as threats to achievement of single digit inflation.The post FSDH highlights threats to single digit inflation in 2018 appeared first on Vanguard News. 

Thu, 08 Feb 2018
Nigeria Bureau of Statistics (NBS) yesterday said that the nation's pension fund assets grew by N351 billion to N7.5 trillion in the fourth quarter of 2017 (Q4 2017)The post Pension fund assets hit N7.5trn in 2017 ' NBS appeared first on Vanguard News. 

Thu, 08 Feb 2018
The Naira Wednesday appreciated to N360.21 per dollar in the Investors and Exporters (I&E) window of the foreign exchange market.The post Naira appreciates to N360.21/$ in I&E appeared first on Vanguard News. 

Thu, 08 Feb 2018
This is a continuation of the series on Diamond Bank's offers for small businesses which we started three weeks ago (every Thursday).The post Getting business loans from banks (7) Diamond Bank appeared first on Vanguard News. 

Thu, 08 Feb 2018
IN a recent publication, PwC, United States, asked and answered a germane question as follows: 'What does a customer-centered organization look like' It's an organization that considers the customer in everything it does, from procurement to deployment to the entire customer experience. It also speaks to its customers in their own language and makes it easy for them to align their goals with the mission at hand.'The post Lagos and customer centricity appeared first on Vanguar 

Thu, 08 Feb 2018
The 2017 legislative year has come and gone, but not without leaving legacies which define the moments. This is with special reference to the institution of the National Assembly and the lawmakers who handle the sacred instruments of law making.The post Senator Dino Melaiye, acknowledging the man, understanding his impact appeared first on Vanguard News. 

Thu, 08 Feb 2018
Any one reading Yinka Odumakin's diatribe would probably imagine that this is a genuinely concerned Nigerian.The post Odumakin blatant ranting against a focused VP appeared first on Vanguard News. 

Thu, 08 Feb 2018
VerifyMe Nigeria, an employment history reporting and worker verification firm, has reiterated its commitment to redefining the workforce in Nigeria through identity verification and work history reporting solutions.The post VerifyMe Nigeria reiterates commitment to work place history appeared first on Vanguard News. 

Thu, 08 Feb 2018
Nigeria's chances of winning medals in athletics at the Commonwealth Games is getting slimmer, as two of the country's brightest prospects are a major doubt for Gold Coast 2018 billed for April 4-15.The post Oduduru, Amusan to miss Commonwealth Games appeared first on Vanguard News. 

Thu, 08 Feb 2018
The indoor sports hall of Alfred Diete-Spiff Civic Centre, venue of the 2018 Africa Wrestling Championships came alive yesterday as the much publicized African Wrestling Championship began with the cadet events in the Greco Roman style of wrestling.The post Africa Wrestling Championship rolls off with Greco-Roman cadet event appeared first on Vanguard News. 

Thu, 08 Feb 2018
With only a few days to the 2018 Access Bank/Lagos City Marathon, organisers and sports journalists yesterday discussed how best to give coverage to the event.The post Access Bank/Lagos City Marathon: Organisers, journalists brain storm appeared first on Vanguard News. 

Thu, 08 Feb 2018
Chelsea under-fire coach, Antonio Conte could earn as much as 26.7m in compensation if Chelsea decide a managerial change is required in west London as the Italian only penned a new deal with the club during the summer.The post Conte to pocket 26.7m, if Chelsea terminate contract appeared first on Vanguard News. 

Thu, 08 Feb 2018
The Confederation of African Football (CAF) has officially released the cash entitlements of all teams that participated at the 5th African Nations Championship in Morocco, with second 'placed Nigeria to earn the sum of $400,000 and not $750,000 as widely touted.The post Eagles to earn $400,000 as CAF clarifies on CHAN cash appeared first on Vanguard News. 

Thu, 08 Feb 2018
The Super Eagles' 2018 World Cup kits have been unveiled by Nike and the Nigeria Football Federation (NFF).The post NFF, Nike unveil Eagles' jersey in London appeared first on Vanguard News. 

Thu, 08 Feb 2018
Nine things you didn't know about the Bobsled Nigerian teamThe post Nine things you didn't know about the Bobsled Nigerian team appeared first on Vanguard News. 

Thu, 08 Feb 2018
Chelsea players need to shoulder the responsibility for their 'abysmal'' English Premier League displays in recent weeks and not under-fire manager Antonio Conte, defender Gary Cahill said on Wednesday.The post Players must take responsibility for Chelsea defeats says Cahill appeared first on Vanguard News. 

Thu, 08 Feb 2018
That law is based on public policy, and the application of the law depends on a consideration of all the facts in the caseThe post The Thrills and Frills of Christmas III appeared first on Vanguard News. 

Thu, 08 Feb 2018
Renowned lawyer, Prince O. Williams-Joel, has said certificate of statutory or customary right of occupancy is not conclusive evidence of any right or valid title to a land.The post Certificate of statutory is not evidence of any right- Joel appeared first on Vanguard News. 

Thu, 08 Feb 2018
STEEL and Engineering Workers Union of Nigeria, SEWUN, has called on the Federal Government to ensure tahat laws on industrial accidents are implemented for victims to get their benefits.The post Labour seeks effective industrial law for workers appeared first on Vanguard News. 

Thu, 08 Feb 2018
The National Association of Aircraft Pilots and Engineers , NAAPE, has called off its industrial action against Bristow Helicopters, and Caverton Helicopters .The post Union ends industrial action against Bristow Helicopters, Caverton appeared first on Vanguard News. 

Thu, 08 Feb 2018
He is one of few Nigerian lawmakers I have met also who does not believe in the utopia of so called 'independence' of the arms of governmentThe post Obasa's 'Theory' and 'Practice' appeared first on Vanguard News. 

Thu, 08 Feb 2018
The thought of starting another busy work year must have been heavy on the minds of some as 2018 began. But how can managers respond to mental health issues in the workplace' By Dr. Anne Mbonu Mental health problems are often hidden in plain sight, like an open secret. They are the proverbial []The post On Mental Health in the Work Place appeared first on The Spark. 

Thu, 08 Feb 2018
BAMIDELE Sharon, Folayemi Oladunni and Lotan Hery, all of Supreme Education Foundation Schools, Magodo, Lagos have won the maiden edition of the City of Knowledge Academy (CKA) computer competition held at its campus in Ogun State.The post CKA Computer Contest: SEFS comes tops appeared first on Vanguard News. 

Thu, 08 Feb 2018
LAGOS State University will hold a three-day expert-studded national workshop on grant-writing and administration next week, from February 12 ' 14, 2018.The post LASU holds grant-writing, admin workshop appeared first on Vanguard News. 

Thu, 08 Feb 2018
AN expert in dyslexia has said that though dyslexia affects 20 per cent of every population with quite high percentage being children, there is hope for them.The post Early detection, cure for dyslexic student is key to academic performance ' Expert appeared first on Vanguard News. 
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