NIGERIA NEWSPAPERS: TODAY’S THE VANGUARD NEWSPAPER HEADLINES [1ST MARCH , 2018].

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Below are the headlines found on The Vanguard Online Newspaper for today, 
Thursday, 1st March, 2018.

Thu, 01 Mar 2018
The attack on Government Girls Science and Technical College, Dapchi, Yobe State, by Boko Haram  penultimate Monday, has begun taking its toll on education in the area, as some of the students who managed to escape abduction by the insurgents have said they would not return to school.
The five girls spoke with online portal, TheCable, as they arrived school to clear their personal effects. In fact, one of the lucky students, Mariam Mohammed Miko, 15, said though she hoped to be a health technologist to be able to help her community, she was no longer returning to school. This came as the Federal Government said, yesterday, that there were still conflicting

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reports on the actual number of students abducted from Government Girls Science Technical College, Dapchi, Yobe State, recently by Boko Haram terrorists. Speaking in the same vein, Amina Abubakar Mohamadu, 15, who is the first of her parents’ three daughters, said though she would not completely withdraw from schooling, she won’t return to her present school. ‘’I can’t go back to that school because the time they came, they told us that they are coming again. They (Boko Haram) said this is the first time they are in that town, that they didn’t know there is school in that area, that if they knew, they would have done more than that. So now, as I know they are coming back, I cannot go back there. She is, however, willing to go to another school. Similarly, Fatima Mohammed Bilau, 15, the 10th child in a family of 27, shared similar fears about returning to school, stressing that for now, she had given up on education. On her part, Yagana Mustapha, 14, said she would only return to school, if government provides adequate security. “I will go back to school. But let the government protect us; let government provide security,’’ she said. On her fellow students that ran into the car belonging to the insurgents, Yagana said: “They did not know they were not soldiers. They thought they will help them. That was why they entered the car. Some of them were crying and shouting.” While she is grateful to God for her escape, she prayed for her friends’ return. She said: “I am happy to escape, but I feel sad for my friends and my wish for them is to come back.” They came in unusual soldiers’ uniform Narrating how the attack happened, another lucky student, Ajara Lawal, a 14-year-old SS2 student said at the school hostel that she came to pick some of her belongings. “We heard gunshots.

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We were in the mosque. At first, we thought it was an explosion from the transformer. But the shooting continued, so all of us left the mosque and moved towards the school gate. “When we got to the gate, we saw some people in soldiers’ uniform, but they didn’t look like soldiers, and then we ran back. Our principal was crying, she told us we were not safe that we should run towards the fence and run away,” she said. Amina Abubakar Mohamadu, a 16-year-old, SS2 student, who has now returned to her father’s house in Damaturu, said she just had her dinner when the shootings started, adding that ‘’we all ran out, but the principal told us to start running, that we are not safe.” In her account, Yagana Mustapha said she was one of the girls at the mosque when they heard the gunshots. “We ran to the gate. Then they (Boko Haram) lied, saying Boko Haram was attacking the village. ‘Come, come, I want to help you,’’ she explained.

Thu, 01 Mar 2018
Former Deputy Governor of the Central Bank of Nigeria, Kingsley Moghalu, has officially declared to run for the president of Nigeria in the 2019 election. Moghalu, who announced this yesterday in a press conference at the Shehu Musa Yar’Adua Centre, Abuja, said a combination of military rule, oil booms and busts and successive leadership failures of the political class have robbed the country “of what seemed our destiny at independence”. 

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Moghalu, 54, was born in Lagos State, South-west of Nigeria. He is a political economist, lawyer, and former United Nations official. He is a professor and a Distinguished Non-Resident Fellow at the Fletcher School of Law and Diplomacy at Tufts University, Massachusetts, United States. He served as Chairman, Boards of Directors of the Nigerian Export-Import Bank (NEXIM) and the Financial Institutions Training Centre, and is the founder and President of the Institute for Governance and Economic Transformation (IGET), a new think tank based in Abuja. Moghalu didn’t, however, mention on which political party platform he would run for the election. Nigeria’s current electoral law does not allow for independent candidacy. “My focus, for now, is the people of Nigeria and not on party platforms that have in the past been mere vehicles for capturing political power,” he said in his declaration speech. “While I have been approached by a number of political parties, the movement that I am part of will decide which one we will join,” he said, adding that such “decision will be based on commonality of vision and the imperative of a generational shift in leadership, and we will announce this decision in the coming weeks.” Moghalu said: “I am standing here today saying that it is time we shatter the downward spiral to nowhere. “I am here today, standing with the 110 missing girls of Dapchi and their grieving families, and with the traumatised young women of Chibok, those with us and those still in captivity. “I am here today standing with 180 million Nigerians, in addition to thousands of businesses struggling to share a measly 4000MW of electricity. “I am here today standing with the 100 million Nigerians experiencing crushing poverty, living on less than 300 naira a day. “I am here today because 33 million of our able men and women are unemployed or underemployed, nearly 15 million children are out of school, and only 60 per cent of Nigerians are literate. “I am here today because our hospitals are understaffed and mismanaged death traps.”

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Thu, 01 Mar 2018
Bauchi State government has intervened in the dispute between the State Universal Basic Education Board SUBEB and Sheikh Dahiru Bauchi Foundation over Qur’anic recitation of Tsangaya Schools across the state.The post Govt intervenes in Qur’anic recitation crisis between SUBEB, Tsangaya School appeared first on Vanguard News. 
Thu, 01 Mar 2018
In the countdown to the International Women’s Day, March 8, 2018, UN Women has released its flagship report which demonstrates through evidence, new data and analysis how women and girls are faring across the world, and what it will take to achieve the Sustainable Development Goals.The post Turning promises into action: Gender equality in the 2030 Agenda appeared first on Vanguard News. 
Thu, 01 Mar 2018
Like the proverbial stone that does not tender its softness after a heavy downpour, so the honour of the late Prof. Dora Akunyili keeps raining in year-in-year-out despite her demise.The post Five years after dream actualisation, Bayelsa Govt honours late Prof. Dora Akunyili appeared first on Vanguard News. 
Thu, 01 Mar 2018
IGBO leaders, who were attacked by youths suspected to be members of Indigenous People of Biafra, IPOB and other pro-Biafra agitation groups in a meeting in Enugu on Tuesday have reeled out gory tales of how they nearly lost their lives during the commotion.The post How IPOB attacked us at Enugu meeting’Igbo leaders appeared first on Vanguard News. 
Thu, 01 Mar 2018
THE wife of the Governor ofKebbi State, Mrs. Zainab Bagudu, disclosed that the rising cases of out-of-school female children would not reduce if common issues like personal hygiene and general learning condition remain a challenge in school environments.The post FG charged on rising cases of out-of-school female children appeared first on Vanguard News. 
Thu, 01 Mar 2018
THE Urhobo Liberation Force, ULF, an Urhobo militant group in Delta State, yesterday, warned that it was ready to return fire for fire if any Ijaw militant group bombed oil facilities in Urhobo land in connection with the land dispute between Ogbe-Ijoh and Aladja communities in Warri South-West and Udu Local Government Areas of the state.The post Ogbe-Ijoh/Aladja crisis: Urhobo militants vow to return fire for fire appeared first on Vanguard News. 
Thu, 01 Mar 2018
AHEAD of 2019 general elections, the entire Ngwa and Ukwa people, commonly called Ukwa/Ngwa are planning to come together to ensure that Governor Okezie Ikpeazu is re-elected in 2019.The post Ngwa, Ukwa rally support for Ikpeazu appeared first on Vanguard News. 
Thu, 01 Mar 2018
Benue State Police Commissioner, Mr. Fatai Owoseni, has pledged the Command’s commitment to ensure enforcement of the state’s Open Grazing Prohibition Law, which came into effect last November 1.The post We’ll ensure enforcement of Benue grazing law’ Owoseni appeared first on Vanguard News. 
Thu, 01 Mar 2018
The Kogi State government, yesterday, signed a Memorandum of Understanding, MoU, with the Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation, NNPC, for the setting up of a biofuel plant and refinery in Kogi State.The post Kogi, NNPC sign MoU on ethanol plant, refinery appeared first on Vanguard News. 

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Thu, 01 Mar 2018
SHIPPERS, port investors, logistics services providers and other shipping stakeholders, have called on the Federal Government to face provision of intermodal system of transportation in the country with the seriousness it deserves and not paying lip service to the transport sector, as most previous governments did.The post Shippers, port investors task FG on multimodal transport appeared first on Vanguard News. 
Thu, 01 Mar 2018
Anon-governmental organisation, Inclusive Lagos Team, ILT, has indicated its determination to throw its weight behind the Governor Akinwumi Ambode administration in Lagos to bring democratic dividends to all, regardless of sex, age and class in the society. It added that the government should give priority to women and children, considering their importance in society.The post ILT makes case for women, children appeared first on Vanguard News. 
Thu, 01 Mar 2018
Osun State government said it has approved soft loans amounting to N821.335 million to traders, artisans, small-scale enterprise and business owners across the state through the State Micro Credit Agency.The post Osun gives N821m soft loans to artisans, SMEs appeared first on Vanguard News. 
Thu, 01 Mar 2018
THE Otaru of Auchi, His Royal Highness Alhaji Aliru Momoh, has commended the Federal Government over the Central Bank of Nigerias (CBN) Anchor Borrowers Scheme in which a total of 150 cassava farmers in Auchi, Estako West Local Government Area, benefited.The post Auchi monarch lauds FG on CBNs borrowers scheme appeared first on Vanguard News. 
Thu, 01 Mar 2018
Ledum Mitee, a former President of the Movement for the Survival of Ogoni People, MOSOP, and two other sons of Rivers State, Sofiri Joab-Peterside and Baritor Kpagih, have moved to profer solution to issues of fraud and violence that have characterised elections in the state in recent times.The post Rivers 2019: Mitee, others move to tackle bloodshed appeared first on Vanguard News. 
Thu, 01 Mar 2018
THE attack on the Government Girls Technical College, in Dapchi, Yobe State, apart from re-opening the unhealed wounds which the abduction of Chibok girls left in the national psyche, has once again dealt a wicked blow to the national effort to promote girl-child education in Nigeria. Most painfully, it is occurring in the most educationally-disadvantaged zone in the country.The post Dapchi school girls’ abduction, a shocking dj vu appeared first on Vanguard News. 
Thu, 01 Mar 2018
National Chairman of All Progressives Congress (APC), Chief John Odigie-Oyegun, said extension of the party`s National Working Committee (NWC) tenure by the National Executive Committee (NEC) was done in good fate.The post Odigie-Oyegun says APC NWC tenure extension in good fate appeared first on Vanguard News. 

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Thu, 01 Mar 2018
The Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, has called for a full scale investigation of the murder of its Spokesperson in Adamawa state by some gunmen.The post PDP demands full scale investigation over Killing of Adamawa Spokesperson appeared first on Vanguard News. 
Thu, 01 Mar 2018
Former Vice President and chieftain of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), Atiku Abubakar on Wednesday condemned the latest killings which claimed the life of the Adamawa State PDP spokesperson, Mr. Sam Zadock and 12 others.The post Atiku condemns Adamawa killings, mourns Zadock appeared first on Vanguard News. 
Thu, 01 Mar 2018
Imo state governor, Rochas Okorocha, Wednesday, swore to stop Senator Ifeanyi Araraume, from realizing his gubernatorial ambition in the state, adding that he did not oppose tenure extension of the All Progressives Congress, APC, National Executive.The post 2019 Imo guber: I will stand against Araraumes ambition Okorocha appeared first on Vanguard News. 
Thu, 01 Mar 2018
Union Bank, in collaboration with Connect Nigeria has announced the launch of Top 100 Emerging SMEs campaign.The post Union Bank, Connect Nigeria unveil Top 100 emerging SMEs campaign appeared first on Vanguard News. 
Thu, 01 Mar 2018
Sterling Bank Plc has flagged off a new promo tagged, 1dament, to reward new and existing customers. The promo which started in December 2017 will end in March 2018.The post International vacation from Sterling Bank is my greatest prize ever appeared first on Vanguard News. 
Thu, 01 Mar 2018
United Bank for Africa (UBA) Plc and China Development Bank (CDB) have announced the signing of a $100 million seven-year loan agreement to finance the development of small and medium enterprises (SMEs) in Africa.The post UBA, Chinese bank seal $100m deal to boost African SMEs appeared first on Vanguard News. 
Thu, 01 Mar 2018
IN a bid to curb the corruption that has characterized the inspection of export trade in Nigeria, the Federal Government through the Central Bank of Nigeria, CBN, has appointed three Pre-Shipment Inspection Agencies (PIAs) for non-oil export with a view to further enhance the nation’s export trade.The post FG appoints 3 pre-shipment agencies for non-oil export appeared first on Vanguard News. 
Thu, 01 Mar 2018
Gains recorded in two cement manufacturing interests namely, Dangote Cement Plc and Cement Company of Northern Nigeria, CCNN, today drove the Nigerian Stock Exchange, NSE, market capitalisation to a positive close after five days of negative activity.The post CCNN, Dangote Cement drive NSE capitalistion by N37bn appeared first on Vanguard News. 
Thu, 01 Mar 2018
The purpose is to put down facts which hopefully some historian of the future generations may investigate in detail The post Alex Ekwueme: His life and travails (2) appeared first on Vanguard News. 

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Thu, 01 Mar 2018
Last Tuesday in Makurdi, the Benue state capital, there was a gathering at the state house of assembly. It was an inquisition into an issue that should ordinarily not throw up any dust.The post Who is against accountability in Benue’ appeared first on Vanguard News. 
Thu, 01 Mar 2018
As part of the 2018 Lagos Theatre Festival, S & S Creative Media Company, a Lagos-based creative content outfit, has announced the return of its hit stage play, Still Single in Gidi on the 2nd and 3rd of March 2018 at the Agip Hall of MUSON Centre.The post Still Single In Gidi returns on stage appeared first on Vanguard News. 
Thu, 01 Mar 2018
Positive social media presence is a doorway to existing opportunities and creation of more, social media week participants said on Wednesday in Lagos.The post Social media doorway to opportunities ‘ SMW participants appeared first on Vanguard News. 
Thu, 01 Mar 2018
Emmanuel Amuneke has disclosed his excitement after recording his first league win in Sudan following Al Khartoum Watani SC’s 2-1 win at Kober SC in a match day four fixture.The post Amuneke thrilled by first league win in Sudan appeared first on Vanguard News. 
Thu, 01 Mar 2018
Former Nigeria international Celestine Babayaro is set to return to Chelsea in May 2018, more than thirteen years after he bid farewell to the London club.The post Charity Game: Babayaro returns to Chelsea appeared first on Vanguard News. 

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Thu, 01 Mar 2018
Super Eagles midfielder, Oghenekaro Etebo will have a taste of what awaits him in Russia as he comes face to face with Argentine captain Lionel Messi and Croatian playmaker Ivan Rakiti as Las Palmas take on La Liga pacesetters, Barcelona at Estadio de Gran Canaria today.The post Etebo up against Messi, Rakitic in Spain appeared first on Vanguard News. 
Thu, 01 Mar 2018
All is not well with Team Nigeria wrestlers who have been doing the country proud at various international meets following the indifference to their welfare by the Youth and Sports Ministry which has failed to pay them accumulated allowances for various African and international wrestling championships.The post Commonwealth Games: Team Nigeria Wrestling camp boils appeared first on Vanguard News. 
Thu, 01 Mar 2018
It was a gathering of who is who in Nigerian football and indeed sports on Tuesday, as one of Nigeria’s foremost football clubsides, Bendel Insurance Football Club was relaunched by the Edo State Governor, Godwin Obaseki, assisted by his deputy, Comrade Philip Shaibu.The post Stars sparkle at Bendel Insurance relaunch appeared first on Vanguard News. 
Thu, 01 Mar 2018
Chelsea star Thibaut Courtois has hit out at coach Antonio Conte for his decision to sub off Eden Hazard in their defeat at Old Trafford.The post Courtois blasts Conte over decision on Hazard appeared first on Vanguard News. 
Thu, 01 Mar 2018
Carlos Queiroz has claimed Lionel Messi should be banned by FIFA’ until it is proven that the Barcelona superstar is actually human!The post Queiroz wants FIFA to ban Messi appeared first on Vanguard News. 
Thu, 01 Mar 2018
Juventus’s progress in the Champions League will be vital for the Italian champions’ coffers after a 40 percent drop in profits for the first half of the season was announced on Wednesday.The post Juventus sweat on Champions League survival as profits fall appeared first on Vanguard News. 
Thu, 01 Mar 2018
Russia was reinstated by the International Olympic Committee (IOC) on Wednesday after the remaining tests of the country’s athletes at the Pyeongchang Winter Olympics were all returned negative.The post Russian Olympic Committee reinstated by IOC appeared first on Vanguard News. 
Thu, 01 Mar 2018
Veteran highlife musician, Sir Victor Uwaifo has expressed deep concern following the interference of Nigerian Copyright Commission,NCC, in the internal affairs of the Copyright Society of Nigeria,COSON.The post COSON leadership tussle: Victor Uwaifo writes NCC boss appeared first on Vanguard News. 

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Thu, 01 Mar 2018
Big Brother Nigeria 2018 themed Double wahala, which is the third season, kicked off on the 28th of January this year. The post Big Brother Naija: Is it worth watching’ appeared first on Vanguard News. 
Thu, 01 Mar 2018
We must…make individual efforts and institutional efforts to address the integrity deficit in the BarThe post We must make effort to address integrity deficit in the Bar ‘ Usoro, SAN appeared first on Vanguard News. 
Thu, 01 Mar 2018
I am told by a Nigerian currently in pupillage in Canada, are being paid. It is incomprehensible and astonishing that some lawyers in pupillage are not paidThe post Lawyers must lead crusade against corruption ‘Solanke, SAN appeared first on Vanguard News. 
Thu, 01 Mar 2018
THE Oxford and Cambridge Club (OCC) of Nigeria has partnered the Cambridge Commonwealth, European and International Trust (CCEIT) to jointly fund scholarships for study at the University of Cambridge.The post Oxford Cambridge Club partners CCEIT to fund scholarship for Nigerians appeared first on Vanguard News. 
Thu, 01 Mar 2018
THE annual mathematics competition tagged: The Ultimate Mathematics Ambassadors, TUMA, 2018 for primary five and six pupils of both private and public schools within Lagos and Ogun states, organised by the Ambassadors Schools, Ota, Ogun State, has produced its winners.The post Renfred Ize, 9 wins mathematics contest appeared first on Vanguard News. 
Thu, 01 Mar 2018
NON-Teaching Staff of Nigeria Universities have been on strike for over two months now as a result of the unresolved issues with the Federal Government. The bone of contention presently is the N23 billion Earned Allowances which the Federal Government released to the four university-based unions after reconciliatory meeting midwifed by the Minister of Labour and Employment, Senator Chris Ngige.The post Varsity Non-Teaching Staff strike: How FG cripples academic activities appeared first on Vangu 

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Thu, 01 Mar 2018
Legal luminary, Professor Taiwo Osipitan, SAN, is a Professor of Law and erudite Senior Advocate of Nigeria. For over 34 years as a lecturer at the Faculty of Law, University of Lagos, he combines lecturing and active legal practice. In this interview, he takes a walk down memory lane with Vanguard and talks about various issues. ExcerptsThe post I failed twice in secondary school, but bounced back ‘ Prof Osipitan (SAN) appeared first on Vanguard News. 
Thu, 01 Mar 2018
Some groups in the South-East of Nigeria have said that the oneness, indivisibility and indissolubility of the country as contained in Section 2 of the Constitution can never have any effect or be validated unless they are mandatorily linked and grounded in social contract.The post Social contract, condition for indivisibility of Nigeria ‘ Rights groups appeared first on Vanguard News. 
Thu, 01 Mar 2018
When I informed Musdapher, he was so deeply touched he even rejected the idea of leaving behind an official directive for the poor ‘Judge’ to be reimbursedThe post The Man Musdapher appeared first on Vanguard News. 

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