NIGERIA NEWSPAPERS: TODAY'S THE VANGUARD NEWSPAPER HEADLINES [17 MARCH , 2018].


Below are the headlines found on The Vanguard Online Newspaper for today, Saturday, 17 March, 2018.

Sat, 17 Mar 2018
Reverend Jonah Hamidu Freeson, is Borno State Chairman of Pentecostal Fellowship of Nigeria, a major bloc with over 120 denominational Churches under the Christian Association of Nigeria (CAN). Hamidu is also the General Overseer of Christ Shepherd House, Maiduguri, a Church he founded after quitting the Nigeria Police Force as a counter- Terrorism expert. In this interview with a group of journalists in Maiduguri, the Reverend spoke on how the lingering Boko Haram terror has affected churches in Borno State with assessment of Government response NDAHI MARAMA IN MAIDUGURI brings in the EXCERPTS:- Reverend, you have been in Borno for quite sometime and seen the carnage, in what ways are churches or the Christian community which you serve, been affected? When the crisis began in 2009, Boko Haram attacks were targeted at Christians, but as time went by, they (Insurgents) expanded the attacks generally to both Christians, our Muslim brothers and anybody.

The insurgency has adversely affected the people of Borno State particularly the Christendom as I said, if we are to go back to the beginning in 2009 and the continued effects. There have been so many houses that were burnt down without compensation. There were shops and private enterprises that have been devastated, so many people have been killed with others rendered homeless, jobless, and many also were forcefully rendered orphans, unaccompanied Children and widows. But God is helping us, by His Grace we are now forging ahead. You said there was no compensation, so what has been the response of the State Government especially to the Christian community which is in minority? To be specific, from 2009 there has been no compensation to any Christian based on my understanding, but we are most grateful to the present government under the leadership of Governor Kashim Shettima who inherited the crisis from his predecessor in 2011. Let us put politics aside, we have never had any governor in Muslim majority Borno state building burnt churches, until the coming of Governor Shettima. The governor based on my understanding and the realities on ground, has tried in that aspect. May be government is doing its rebuilding process in phases, because as it is, the National Evangelical, the E.Y.N (church of Brethren), the Catholic churches and the rest of them in Maiduguri metropolis were affected by the crisis in previous years and I have not heard any thing about intervention. However, Based on the briefings of the Chairman Christian Association of Nigeria (CAN), Borno Chapter, Bishop Mohammed Naga which I have been privileged to know, Governor Shettima has approved and released money for the rebuilding of most of the burnt churches in Hawul, Askira-Uba and Chibok Local Government Areas that are predominantly Christian communities. Also, it would interest you to know that when  Bishop of Anglican Communion of Nigeria, Maiduguri Diocese, Most Rev. Emmanuel Kana Mani (of Blessed Memory), died in February last year as a result of brief illness, Governor Shettima gave the sum of N10 million cash to the bereaved family. He also pledged to give a befitting accommodation to the family in one the estates built by his administration. This is a departure from experiences of Christians under previous administrations. In fact, under previous administration,   some of our pastors were killed by terrorists and nothing was done to appease their families left behind not to talk of those who died naturally like Kana Mani.


Sat, 17 Mar 2018
ON Wednesday, March 7, 2018, the Senate opened contributions on the debate on a motion on the violence unleashed on people during Senator Salau Ahmed Ogembe’s empowerment programme in Kogi Central. The motion by Senator Ogembe, PDP, Kogi Central was entitled, “Increased and Alarming Spate of Political Intimidation and Violence in Kogi Central Senatorial District Of Kogi State”

Presenting his motion, Senator Ogembe who referred to Order 42 and 52 of the Senate Standing Orders 2015 as Amended said that    “On Saturday, March 3,  2018, the empowerment programme organised for my Constituents at Afirms Hotel, Ora Street, Lagos Highway, Okene was disrupted by hoodlums and miscreants. The Senate then resolved to set up    an Ad-hoc committee to investigate the circumstances that led to the disruption and violence against the empowerment programme as well as probe    the involvement of the Nigerian Police Force in two weeks. Prior to the position of the Senate, Deputy Senate President, Senator Ike Ekweremadu in his contribution to debate, said the following: “Some of us passed through this route before. But, today, by the grace of God, we are here and those oppressors are at home. So, it is God that gives power. “Sometimes in life, people think they are God. They play God; they play God because God has given them the opportunity to superintend over the affairs of men. They take it that they became what they are by their special power and assume God. But, ultimately, God intervenes to show them that they are not God. “Between 2011 and 2015, I passed through something worse than what Senator Ogembe was telling us here. The Governor of my state, as he then was- my friend, my brother, a professional colleague, a lawyer for that matter, there was nothing he didn’t do to repress me. “Traditional rulers were banned from coming to my house. I bought a car for the association of traditional rulers in my senatorial district and because they accepted that vehicle, the chairman of the association was removed from office and dethroned as a traditional ruler. But, by the grace of God, he is back on his seat, and the man who dethroned him is outside.

Sat, 17 Mar 2018
Since 1976, the month of February has always been celebrated as Black History Month, an important recognition of the achievements and contributions of African Americans in U.S. history. Black History Month, also known as African-American History Month in the US is an annual observance in Canada, the United Kingdom, and the United States.The post Black History Month: American TV, NABNTV celebrates exceptional Nigerian-Americans appeared first on Vanguard News. 

Sat, 17 Mar 2018
THE Court of Appeal sitting in Abuja, on Friday, gave the Independent National Electoral Commission, INEC, the nod to go ahead with process for the recall of Senator Dino Melaye who is representing Kogi West Senatorial District.The post Why Court said Melaye's appeal lacks merit, gave INEC nod to resume recall appeared first on Vanguard News. 

Sat, 17 Mar 2018
There was no fanfare when President Mohammadu Buhari visited Benue State last Monday to commiserate with the people after the bizarre killings in the herdsmen attacks in the state. Benue State Governor and some leaders of the state bared their minds to the President.The post If we met President Buhari! appeared first on Vanguard News. 

Sat, 17 Mar 2018
Some Local government chairmen move about like lords. They have police escorts, they use siren and even enjoy more Personal Assistants than former Anambra governorThe post Enough of Local Govt. bazaar appeared first on Vanguard News. 

Sat, 17 Mar 2018
A FORMER governor of Ogun State, Otunba Gbenga Daniel, President, Nigerian Society of Engineers,The post UNILAG: Faculty of Engineering alumni association holds lecture appeared first on Vanguard News. 

Sat, 17 Mar 2018
The Nigeria-Britain Association will on Wednesday March 21, 2018 hold their Annual lecture. The lecture wich is scheduled to hold at Agip Recital Hall, Muson Center, Onikan, Lagos will provide a platform for the association to lend their voice to the national desire to shift focus and attention to agriculture and reposition it as the bedrock of Nigeria's economy.The post Nigeria-Britain Association holds seminar on agriculture appeared first on Vanguard News. 

Sat, 17 Mar 2018
The friction between Governor Simon Lalong and the minister of sports, Barrister Solomon Dalung had long simmered to the discomfort of members of the ruling All Progressives Congress, APC on the Plateau. Penultimate Thursday's visit of the president to the state blew the bubbleThe post War on the Plateau: How Buhari divided Dalung and Lalong appeared first on Vanguard News. 

Sat, 17 Mar 2018
Russia is set to expel British diplomats in retaliation for Prime Minister Theresa May's decision to kick out 23 Russians as relations with London crashed to a post-Cold War low over an attack involving a military-grade nerve agent on English soil.The post Russia to expel UK diplomats as crisis over nerve toxin attack deepens appeared first on Vanguard News. 

Sat, 17 Mar 2018
Atinuke Babatunde is a graduate from the University of Ilorin with a second class upper 1stdegree in Botany and an MSc degree from the University of Lagos. She also holds an MBA from the prestigious Lagos Business School. She has over 18 years work experience spanning across Media/Marketing, Telecommunications and the Entertainment industry. She teaches SMEs on Strategic Business insights to help build and grow their businesses.In this interview with Nosike Moses, she stresses the need to empowe 

Sat, 17 Mar 2018
The chairman of Transcorp Hotels, O'tega Emerhor has resigned.The post Transcorp Hotels chairman, O'tega Emerhor resigns appeared first on Vanguard News. 

Sat, 17 Mar 2018
Oil prices jumped on Friday, with Brent crude futures hitting their highest in more than two weeks as U.S. stock prices rose.The post Oil prices jump, Brent hits approximately $70 appeared first on Vanguard News. 

Sat, 17 Mar 2018
Investors in the Nigerian Stock Exchange, NSE, lost N506 billion of their investment this week following price loss in 60 companies.The post Investors lose N506 billion as prices of 60 equities nosedive appeared first on Vanguard News. 

Sat, 17 Mar 2018
The moment I walked into the VIP Lounge of the ramshackle Departure Hall of the local airport, Lagos, I noticed her-a fairly young woman. She was on the phone. Forever on the phone!The post A loquacious Mgbeke at the airport appeared first on Vanguard News. 

Sat, 17 Mar 2018
ADO Den Haag defender Tyronne Ebuehi is back in training with his Dutch side few days after he was feared out of Nigeria's upcoming friendly games against Poland and Serbia respectively.The post Rohr delights as Ebuehi returns appeared first on Vanguard News. 

Sat, 17 Mar 2018
Making of Champions came about as a result of Nigeria's dismal outing at the 2012 Olympic Games in London where the country returned without a single medal in Track and Field, and all sports as a whole.The post Track & Field: Reviving Nigerian Athletics and the daunting task of Making Champions appeared first on Vanguard News. 

Sat, 17 Mar 2018
Unfortunately, this resulted to some bad blood because the coaches who led the team to that level, late Keshi and late Amodu felt I was the one responsible for their sack because I wanted the Job. What job'The post How I discovered Enyeama ' Onigbinde appeared first on Vanguard News. 

Sat, 17 Mar 2018
Chief Adegboye Onigbinde, a football manager was born on March 5, 1938, in Modakeke, Osun State. Onigbinde coached the Nigeria national team, the Super Eagles at the 2002 Korea-Japan FIFA World Cup. The post Onigbinde reveals secret of longevity appeared first on Vanguard News. 

Sat, 17 Mar 2018
CHAN Eagles star Dele Ajiboye has disclosed that at Plateau United all four goalkeepers are good to play for the NPFL champions and as such there is no designated No 1.The post Theres no No 1 goalkeeper at Plateau Utd ' Ajiboye appeared first on Vanguard News. 

Sat, 17 Mar 2018
Swansea City forward Tammy Abraham who turned down Nigeria to pursue an international career with England was conspicuously missing from the list of players released by coach Gareth Southgate for their upcoming friendly games.The post England snubs Tammy Abraham appeared first on Vanguard News. 

Sat, 17 Mar 2018
Arsenal have been drawn to face CSKA Moscow in the quarterfinal of the UEFA Europa League, and two Nigeria international wingers Alex Iwobi and Ahmed Musa are in line to feature for their respective teams.The post Europa League: Musa, Iwobi to clash appeared first on Vanguard News. 

Sat, 17 Mar 2018
Jose Mourinho has warned Manchester United's under-performing stars that they need to "grow up" in the wake of the team's tame exit from the Champions League.The post Mourinho tells United flops to grow up appeared first on Vanguard News. 

Sat, 17 Mar 2018
FIFA lifted its three-decade ban on Iraq hosting international football on Friday with the cities of Arbil, Basra and Karbala given the go-ahead to stage matches.The post Breaking: FIFA lifts three-decade ban on Iraq hosting international matches appeared first on Vanguard News. 

Sat, 17 Mar 2018
Goals are expected this LaLiga weekend given the excellent form of many of the league's big name attackers, while defensive security will be paramount for those teams closer to the bottom. The post Goals, tight battles expected this LaLiga weekend appeared first on Vanguard News. 

Sat, 17 Mar 2018
Although Junior Lokosa seems to be bearing the burden of finding the net alone at the moment, Coach Ahmed Musa will not agree that his team is a one-man team.The post Kano Pillars not built around any player, says coach Ibrahim Musa appeared first on Vanguard News. 

Sat, 17 Mar 2018
Video assistant referee technology (VAR) will make its debut at the World Cup in Russia this summer despite lingering opposition from within and outside football, FIFA president Gianni Infantino said Friday.The post Transparent, fairer: FIFA gives VAR green light for World Cup appeared first on Vanguard News. 

Sat, 17 Mar 2018
Russian league leaders Lokomotiv Moscow must switch their focus back to domestic league action on Sunday when they face Akhmat Grozny days after crashing out of the Europa League.The post Lokomotiv regroup for Akhmat after Europa League flop appeared first on Vanguard News. 

Sat, 17 Mar 2018
Golden State Warriors star Kevin Durant joined his team's lengthening injury list on Friday and will miss the NBA champions game against Sacramento with sore ribs.The post NBA: Durant joins absent Warriors stars with sore ribs appeared first on Vanguard News. 

Sat, 17 Mar 2018
Video assistant referee technology (VAR) will make its debut at the World Cup in Russia this summer despite lingering opposition from within and outside football, FIFA president Gianni Infantino said Friday.The post Breaking: FIFA gives VAR green light for World Cup official appeared first on Vanguard News. 

Sat, 17 Mar 2018
Arsenal have promised to make supporter safety their top priority when the Premier League club face CSKA Moscow in the Europa League quarter-finals at a time of strained relations between Britain and Russia.The post Youre advised to remain vigilant, avoid any protests or demonstrations, Arsenal beg fans appeared first on Vanguard News. 

Sat, 17 Mar 2018
Massimiliano Allegri was relieved at avoiding another quarter-final clash against Barcelona but instead Juventus meet Real Madrid, a team be believes are favourites, in the last eight.The post Allegris Juve avoid Barca but face favourites Real appeared first on Vanguard News. 

Sat, 17 Mar 2018
Beauty queen/former billionaire wife, Dabota Lawson, and Instagram big boy, Hushpuppi have reportedly sparked online rumours as they might have more to their continued stay at Palazzo Versace Hotel, DubaiThe post Hushpuppi, Dabota Lawson spark dating rumour appeared first on Vanguard News. 

Sat, 17 Mar 2018
Despite allegations reports that Chioma Avril Rowland, the official girlfriend of Nigerian superstar Davido has been bedded by many of her school guys, the singer has continued to shower love and affection on the Economics undergraduate.The post Davido set to open restaurant for new girlfriend, Chioma appeared first on Vanguard News. 

Sat, 17 Mar 2018
One of the hardworking stars of Don Jazzy's record label Reekado Banks has announced he is celibate.The post Reekado Banks declares he's celibate appeared first on Vanguard News. 

Sat, 17 Mar 2018
Nigerian Nollywood actress, Angela Okorie has decided to change her looks from what everyone is familiar with, as she recently decided to bleach the hair blonde to further add swag to her style.The post Angela Okorie flaunts blonde hair appeared first on Vanguard News. 

Sat, 17 Mar 2018
By iyabo aina IG celebrity and endowed Lagos socialite, Roman Goddess, who recently married her White boo is in the news again. This time the social media diva took to her Instagram page to tease her followers with some delectable pictures. Roman who boasts of 345k followers on her Instagram is proud to show offRead MoreThe post Roman Goddess teases fans with seductive bikini photos appeared first on Vanguard News. 

Sat, 17 Mar 2018
Oludamilola, the first daughter of Nigeria's Vice President, Professor Yemi Osinbajo and his wife, Dolapo, began her journey into matrimony with Oluwaseun Bakare, the son of billionaire oil magnate, Bola Shagaya, on Thursday.The post On VP's daughter and Bola Shagaya's Son's engagement ceremony appeared first on Vanguard News. 

Sat, 17 Mar 2018
As a fall-out of global events commemorating this year's 'International Women's Day', a non-governmental organisation known as Save Our Women and Girls Foundation (SOW & G) organised a symposium to celebrate women and girls. The event took place on March 8th at Palazo Dumont Hotel, Chevron Drive, Lekki, and attracted dignitaries from various spheres of life. The theme of the event 'Press Forward', was derived from the IWD's global theme 'Press for Prog 

Sat, 17 Mar 2018
The first phase of the wedding ceremony, between Fatima Dangote and Jamil Abubakar, took place on Thursday in Kano. The ceremony which was held amidst pomp and glamour had the bride's grandmother, Dr Hajiyya Mariya Sanusi Dantata as host.The post Inside Fatima Dangote and Jamil Abubakar's classy wedding appeared first on Vanguard News. 

Sat, 17 Mar 2018
Having scored a number of respectable hits and registering his name as an Afro dancehall act of note, Danjay Seduction, born Danjuma Aigbogun, drops another single 'Gogo' in complete difference to every girl out there.The post Afro dancehall singer, Danjay Seduction dedicates new song 'Gogo' to girls appeared first on Vanguard News. 

Sat, 17 Mar 2018
After twenty-four years in the Nigerian music industry, with 11-albums to her credit, veteran gospel musician, TV presenter, finance expert and consultant, Mrs. Elizabeth Ngozi Ehigiamusoe is not ready to throw in the towel as she has released her 12th album titled 'Future will tell'.The post Veteran gospel singer, Ehiliz, steams up for 12th album, 'Future will tell' after 24-years appeared first on Vanguard News. 

Sat, 17 Mar 2018
Inkblot Productions and Filmone Distribution have gathered Nollywood's biggest and fastest rising actors in their new movie titled 'New Money. Opening in cinemas around the country from March 23rd, the star-studded movie was directed by one of Nigeria's most celebrated movie directors, Tope Oshin, and boasts of a stellar cast including Kate Henshaw, Wole Ojo,Read MoreThe post Clash of veterans and greenhorns in movie 'New Money' appeared first on Vanguard News. 

Sat, 17 Mar 2018
Secular musician turned gospel singer, John Agoha, is set to release another inspiring song titled 'Ebube', a song which according to him was borne out of depression.The post Gospel musician, John Agoha, sings depression in Ebube appeared first on Vanguard News. 

Sat, 17 Mar 2018
Big Brother Naija 2018 housemate, Cee-C has generated controversy over her claims that she is a virgin.The post BBNaija 2018: Don Jazzy reacts to Cee-C being a virgin appeared first on Vanguard News. 

Sat, 17 Mar 2018
Pretty and delectable Firiehiwot Mekonnen is the General Manager of Ethiopia Airlines in Nigeria.Before rising to her new position, the mother of one was head of traffic and sales in Abuja.The post My family members, friends in Ethiopia now wear Nigerian dresses because of me 'Ethiopian Airlines boss confesses appeared first on Vanguard News. 

Sat, 17 Mar 2018
FORMER Coordinator of the Presidential Amnesty Programme, PAP, and Special Adviser to the President on Niger Delta, Brigadier-General Paul Boroh, sacked on Tuesday by President Muhammadu Buhari was not unaware that his head was on the cutting block for months running, but spirited attempts in his last days in office to stop the sword of Damocles were botched. The post Brig-Gen Boroh sack, an exit foretold appeared first on Vanguard News. 
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