NIGERIA NEWSPAPERS: TODAY'S THE VANGUARD NEWSPAPER HEADLINES [19 MARCH , 2018].


Below are the headlines found on The Vanguard Online Newspaper for today, Monday, 19 March, 2018.

Mon, 19 Mar 2018
The President Muhammadu Buhari administration has invested N2.5 trillion in infrastructure since coming into power in 2015, Minister of Finance, Mrs. Kemi Adeosun, disclosed this in an interview, weekend. 
Asked what has changed in the economy since Buhari administration came into power, the minister said:  “Overall, focus has been to invest massively in infrastructure to make sure we get the economy growing. So far, we have pumped in over N2.5 trillion in infrastructure, especially on capital projects, between 2015 and 2017. “If you move round the country, you will see work is on-going on roads, power, bridges and other areas. These are really important building blocks for the Nigerian economy. “For us to really become competitive, we have to have good transportation links. It is very important for the movement of goods across the country efficiently and readily. Look at the road sector, when we came in, it was N90 billion that was invested in the sector in 2015. And in 2016, we invested N304 billion on roads. “So, there has been a new step, which is changing our capital projects. This is the foundation we have identified with more opportunities. All this opportunities are not limited to oil, but spread across the nation. “That is why you see projects spread across the nation. For me, that has been one of the biggest changes.” Asked why the current administration was owing subsidy on petrol, after it had earlier promised to remove subsidy on petroleum products, Adeosun said the petroleum products subsidy for which oil marketers had been clamouring was part of the debt inherited from the last administration. Her words:  “The subsidy they are demanding is actually the subsidy arrears we inherited from the previous administration. We are not paying subsidy in the old sense, the way subsidy was paid oil marketers. “So, the subsidy they are clamouring for is what they were owed before the present ajdministration came in. “But, we are negotiating with them and we have to also make sure the focus remains on our capital projects. That is really our priority. But then, they are clamouring for government to give them attention and pay them subsidy arrears owed them before we came on board.”

Mon, 19 Mar 2018
Federal Government has reiterated its  determination to continuously engage Niger Delta  stakeholders with dialogues to sustain  the current security situation, peace and development of the region.

Minister of State, Ministry of Niger Delta Affairs, Prof. Claudius Daramola, gave the assurance  at a one-day  peace, security enlightenment town hall meeting and  community  health  outreach  programme  at Eyekogba  village in Oredo Local Government Area of Edo State. Daramola said: “This initiative is specifically  designed  to  enlighten  the  populace  on  government programmes,  projects and policies geared towards securing and developing  the  Niger Delta region on a sustainable  basis. “It also serves as a feedback mechanism for  the  ministry and our key stakeholders.” He said the dialogue strategy had the capability to  mitigate somem hydra-headed agitations that keep re-occurring in  some  communities within the region. He pointed out that the goal of government  was  to  create a  conducive  atmosphere for  investments, stability and socio-economic well-being  of Niger Delta region. The minister, represented by Mr. Gundu Marshal, Chief Press Secretary in the ministry, enjoined all stakeholders  to  collaborate with the federal and state governments by  building the  needed synergy and partnership to promote  the  socio-economic development  as well as sustainable  peace, development  and stability  of  the  Niger  Delta  region.

Mon, 19 Mar 2018
Governor Godwin Obaseki of Edo State  has ordered the arrest of the bandits responsible for the death of three persons, two adults and a minor in Ugboha, Esan South East Local Government Area  of Edo State, weekend.
The governor condemned the unwarranted killings by the bandits under the guise of herdsmen, in contravention of government’s directive that cattle should not move in Edo State at night. Five persons including a first year student of Ambrose Alli University, Ekpoma, Edo State, Collins Ojierakhi, were allegedly killed by herdsmen in Ugboha, Esan South East and Odiguete community in Ovia North East Local Government Areas of Edo state. 
Apart from the death, about 12 persons are currently hospitalised at Benin Central Hospital and other private hospitals as a result of the attack by the herdsmen. Herdsmen have seized 3 communities in Delta—Okowa Meanwhile, in Delta State, Governor Ifeanyi Okowa has raised the  alarm that three communities in Uwheru, Ughelli North Local Government Area of the state have been occupied by the ravaging herdsmen, charging security agencies to curb the nefarious activities in the state before it snowballs into crisis. Speaking when Assistant Inspector-General, AIG, in charge of Zone 5, Mr Rasheed Akintunde, paid him a courtesy call, Okowa said “the Uwheru community situation is a very pathetic.”

Mon, 19 Mar 2018
THE Association of Traditional Rulers of Oil Mineral Producing Communities of Nigeria, TROMPCON, in Ondo State, yesterday, affirmed the nomination of the Molokun of Atijere Kingdom, Oba Samuel Adeoye Edema as the National Secretary of the association.The post Oba Edema affirmed as TROMPCON scribe appeared first on Vanguard News. 

Mon, 19 Mar 2018
Former Provost Marshal of Nigerian Army, Brig-Gen. Idada Ikponmwen (retd), has said Niger Delta governors are not championing the struggle for a thorough and holistic change that this country needs to move forward.The post N-Delta govs not commited to issues thatll change lives 'Ikpomnwen appeared first on Vanguard News. 

Mon, 19 Mar 2018
SIX accused persons, who were allegedly involved in the murder of Colonel Anthony Ekok Okeyin (52), an Army Commandant in Army Secondary school, Ibadan again, appeared before an Oyo State High Court sitting in Ibadan.The post Murder of Army Commandant: Court fixes trial for April 20 appeared first on Vanguard News. 

Mon, 19 Mar 2018
Defence Minister, Mansur Dan-Ali, has given hopes that the 110 abducted students of Government Girls Science and Technical College, Dapchi, Yobe State, might be released by Boko Haram in the next two weeks, noting that the federal government was closing in on them.The post Dapchi schoolgirlsll be released in 2 weeks Defence Minister appeared first on Vanguard News. 

Mon, 19 Mar 2018
department of State Services, DSS, yesterday, released the names and particulars of some notorious criminals arrested in parts of the country in relation to illegal supply of arms to robbers, kidnappers and other criminal elements across the country.The post DSS smashes arms supply syndicate in 9 states appeared first on Vanguard News. 
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Mon, 19 Mar 2018
The Nigerian Army said its troops killed four armed militiamen in Ningi Local Government Area of Bauchi State.The post Troops kill 4, arrest 9 militiamen in Bauchi State appeared first on Vanguard News. 

Mon, 19 Mar 2018
And when the CEO discovers that his order has been flouted, that his appointee has embarrassed and diminished him, and he does nothing about it, what do you call that' A hidden agenda appears to be playing out between the President and the IGPThe post Aso Villa's faux pas road show appeared first on Vanguard News. 

Mon, 19 Mar 2018
KATSINA State Police Command, yesterday, said it was not aware of the demand for N100 million ransom to secure the release of Hajiya Diya and octogenarian.The post Octogenarian kidnap: We're not aware of N100m ransom' Police appeared first on Vanguard News. 

Mon, 19 Mar 2018
Amotorist caught on video a policeman peeing on the 3rd Mainland Bridge, Lagos. The reactions are engaging and reproduced here as they were written:The post Wetting 3rd Mainland Bridge appeared first on Vanguard News. 
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Mon, 19 Mar 2018
ABUJA'Abuja Division of the Federal High Court has ordered that Attorney-General of the Federation and Minister of Justice, Mr. Abubakar Malami, SAN, be served with processes in the suit challenging the powers of the National Assembly to re-order the sequence for the 2019 general elections.The post Court orders service of processes on AGF appeared first on Vanguard News. 

Mon, 19 Mar 2018
The principal officers of the two chambers of National Assembly, led by Senate President Bukola Saraki and Speaker Yakubu Dogara of the House of Representatives, are meeting today to finalise plans to override President Muhammadu Buhari's veto on the Electoral Act Amendment Bill.The post Election re-ordering: Saraki, Dogara meet principal officers today on veto override appeared first on Vanguard News. 

Mon, 19 Mar 2018
GOVERNOR of Central Bank of Nigeria CBN, Mr. Godwin Emefiele has said that the apex bank remains committed to development of agriculture and allied products in the country.The post Emefiele reiterates CBN's commitment to development of agriculture appeared first on Vanguard News. 

Mon, 19 Mar 2018
MORISON Industries Plc has recorded over-subscription of 1.12 million shares in its Right Issue following the shares' allotment result released last week.The post Morison Industries Rights Issue oversubscribed by 1.12m shares appeared first on Vanguard News. 

Mon, 19 Mar 2018
Despite Central Bank of Nigeria's (CBN) effort to promote financial inclusion, the Nigeria Inter-Bank Settlement System (NIBSS) banking industry statistics shows that the number of customers using financial services reduced in 2017.The post When Buhari assumed office, many people abandoned their accounts, especially civil servants appeared first on Vanguard News. 

Mon, 19 Mar 2018
NASD OTC Plc has reiterated its commitment to leverage on its soon to be launched enterprise portal, the NASD Enterprise Portal (NASDeP) to boost investment in small enterprises in Nigeria.The post NASD set to boost investment in enterprises with new portal appeared first on Vanguard News. 

Mon, 19 Mar 2018
The Minister of Power, Works and Housing, Mr Babatunde Fashola says that the country now has the capacity to generate not less than 7,000 Megawatts (MW) of electricity.The post Nigeria can generate, transmit over 7,000MW of electricity appeared first on Vanguard News. 

Mon, 19 Mar 2018
THE First City Monument Bank, FCMB, said it is investing N1 billion in the youths in Abia State as part of its youth empowerment programme aimed at supporting youths with entrepreneurial skills and business ideas to develop them.The post FCMB invests N1 billion in development of Abia youths appeared first on Vanguard News. 

Mon, 19 Mar 2018
STAKEHOLDERS in the nation's capital market have forecasted a mixed grill at the end of corporate earnings releases for the full year for 2017 even as preliminary results submitted to the Nigerian Stock Exchange, NSE showed significant improvement, beating analysts and operators' expectations. The post 2017 corporate earnings: Stakeholders forecast mixed outcomes appeared first on Vanguard News. 

Mon, 19 Mar 2018
CREDIT to the private sector fell by N300 billion to N21.99 trillion in January, occasioned by investors' increased preference for safe assets with high yield as represented by government securities.The post Flight to safety triggers N300bn decline in credit to private sector appeared first on Vanguard News. 

Mon, 19 Mar 2018
In this revealing combination of progressive and anti-progressive forces, no propaganda seems to do the magic anymoreThe post Buhari and Tinubu as metaphoric Science students appeared first on Vanguard News. 

Mon, 19 Mar 2018
OPERATORS in the mobile money market appear to be struggling with services delivery due to the two days transaction settlement cycle of the Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN).The post Financial inclusion: Transaction settlement cycle frustrates agent banking operations appeared first on Vanguard News. 

Mon, 19 Mar 2018
President Muhammadu Buhari has a typical modus operandi whenever he visits Northern states governed by an All Progressive Congress Governor. He shows his insecurity by causing to be published in various media pictures of what his media team have termed 'mammoth crowds' that turn out to receive him.The post President Buhari's ghostly welcome to Benue Reno appeared first on Vanguard News. 

Mon, 19 Mar 2018
THE United States Consulate has revealed that 55 percent of female students in Science,Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) graduate programmes in the U.S are on full scholarships.The post 55% female students in STEM have full scholarships ' US consulate appeared first on Vanguard News. 

Mon, 19 Mar 2018
Legislature's budgets alone keep rising yearly with outrageous masked allowancesThe post N13.5m: Senators and the monthly running-costs appeared first on Vanguard News. 

Mon, 19 Mar 2018
The present payment model, invariably suggests, that increasing income from crude export may actually instigate GDP growth, in statistical termsThe post Should the 2017 GDP growth rate of 0.8% induce optimism' appeared first on Vanguard News. 

Mon, 19 Mar 2018
Odion Ighalo yesterday rescued his club Changchun Yatai their second defeat as he scored to level up in their 1-1 draw against Beijing Renhe in the Chinese Super League encounter at Development Area Stadium.The post Ighalo rescues a point for Chinese club appeared first on Vanguard News. 

Mon, 19 Mar 2018
Africa is open to partnership with any country or region in the world that shows respect to herThe post The U.S, China, Africa: Issues in Sec. Tillerson's visit appeared first on Vanguard News. 

Mon, 19 Mar 2018
World Silver medallist and 2014 Commonwealth Champion, Odunayo Adekuoroye (57kg), Eight time African champion, Blessing Oborududu (68kg) and Six time African champion, Amas Daniel (65kg) who doubles as the captain of the Nigeria male team are among the 12-man team of wrestlers that will fly the country's flag at the 2018 Commonwealth Games in Gold Coast, Australia next month.The post C/Wealth Games: Adekuoroye, Daniel, Oborodudu among 12-man wrestling team appeared first on Vanguard News. 

Mon, 19 Mar 2018
The Managing Director/Chief Executive, Moyofade Microfinance Bank Limited, Mr. Abimbola Michael, in this interview speaks on how the National Collateral Registry (NCR) would impact the microfinance industry. He also highlighted challenges confronting MfBs in the rural area. Excerpt:The post We need special court to prosecute recalcitrant debtors ' CEO, Moyofade MfB appeared first on Vanguard News. 

Mon, 19 Mar 2018
Faith Bazuaye, a para-table tennis athlete has assured that she has prepared adequately to be able to win a medal at the upcoming Commonwealth Games.The post Nigeria's para-table tennis will deliver medal appeared first on Vanguard News. 

Mon, 19 Mar 2018
The Nigerian experiment has not fully taken off and can be abolished as early as next yearThe post Poorer now richer in the long run ' 2 appeared first on Vanguard News. 

Mon, 19 Mar 2018
As Urhobos, being the politically savvy people we have always been, are and will continue to be, we should have realised by now, how best to tactically play our political game in the state, keeping strict focus on result oriented approaches to securing our political welfare as the full-fledged Deltans that we are.The post Why my fellow Urhobos should support Governor Okowa for 2019 appeared first on Vanguard News. 

Mon, 19 Mar 2018
By Samson Echenim It is no longer news that the Nigerian Shippers' Council is driving private sector investment for building of transport infrastructures across the country. In this interview with SAMSON ECHENIM, Executive Secretary/Chief Executive Officer of NSC, Barr Hassan Bello speaks on the council's determination to see to the completion of these infrastructures. HeRead MoreThe post We've ensured nobody can unilaterally fix port charges anymore ' Bello, NSC boss appeare 

Mon, 19 Mar 2018
President Muhammedu Buhari is a leader famed for measured steps and decisions. He is not even a trip freak. For nearly three years, the President has paid official visit to really very few states in the federation. He has demonstrated that he has no business wasting his time in states without impact of leadership. The post Lalong and the face of leadership on the Plateau appeared first on Vanguard News. 

Mon, 19 Mar 2018
ABIA State Government in collaboration with Chioma Ajunwa Foundation has embarked on revamping sports with a view to catching them young from the rural areas.The post Ajunwa Foundation partners Abia appeared first on Vanguard News. 

Mon, 19 Mar 2018
Mohamed Salah has been hailed as "indescribable" by Liverpool team-mate Joe Gomez after the Egypt winger maintained his incredible debut season with a four-goal spree against Watford.The post Liverpool star Salah is indescribable says Gomez appeared first on Vanguard News. 

Mon, 19 Mar 2018
AS a week-long bear run seized the Nigerian Stock Exchange, NSE, last week sending negative signals on investment grade stocks, stockbrokers are expecting dividend yields and first quarter 2018 results to stabilise sentiments in the days ahead.The post Zenith Bank: Between market sentiment and stock fundamentals appeared first on Vanguard News. 

Mon, 19 Mar 2018
Pedro Rodriguez came off the bench to keep Chelsea's chances of silverware this season alive with an extra-time winner in a 2-1 victory at Leicester on Sunday to reach the FA Cup semi-finals.The post How Pedro kept Chelsea FC in the hunt for FA Cup glory appeared first on Vanguard News. 

Mon, 19 Mar 2018
There are fears United Kingdom authorities may clamp down on Russian owners of Chelsea and Arsenal in the wake of the diplomatic spat between England and Russia.The post Chelsea, Arsenal Russian owners in danger appeared first on Vanguard News. 

Mon, 19 Mar 2018
In 2011, the then Chairman, Senate Committee on Environment and Ecology and now Senate President, Dr. Abubakar Bukola Saraki single-handedly moved a motion on the floor of the Senate calling for an investigation into how N240 billion budgeted for fuel subsidy for the whole of 2011 had skyrocketed to over N1.2 trillion under ten months.The post Saraki, fuel subsidy motion and the anti-corruption fight appeared first on Vanguard News. 

Mon, 19 Mar 2018
Substitute Timo Werner netted a second-half winner as RB Leipzig came from behind to shock Bayern Munich 2-1 on Sunday as the Bundesliga leaders suffered a first defeat since November, a stretch of 19 matches in all competitions.The post How Werner fired Leipzig to shock win over Bayern appeared first on Vanguard News. 

Mon, 19 Mar 2018
I am not afraid of an army of lions led by a sheep; I am afraid of an army of sheep led by a lion ' Alexander the GreatThe post Peace Corps Bill and National Assembly Shenanigans appeared first on Vanguard News. 

Mon, 19 Mar 2018
Lionel Messi delivered another masterful performance as Barcelona sailed past Athletic Bilbao 2-0 on Sunday to take an 11-point lead over nearest rivals Atletico Madrid in La Liga.The post Barcelona vs Ath. Bilbao: Messi shines again appeared first on Vanguard News. 

Mon, 19 Mar 2018
Several decades ago when the great Tai Solarin wanted to establish the nexus between painful sacrifice and breakthroughs, he reached for a famous saying he credited to Jawaharlal Nehru, India's illustrious first Prime Minister. The post Lagos Land Use Charge: Breaking the eggs to make an omelette appeared first on Vanguard News. 

Mon, 19 Mar 2018
Enyimba International Football Club of Aba on Sunday in Calabar qualified for the group stage of the 2018 CAF Confederation Cup.The post Enyimba FC qualify for CAF Confederation Cup group stage appeared first on Vanguard News. 

Mon, 19 Mar 2018
Shortly after his eviction from the Big Brother Naija house, Leo lost his mom who has been buried according to Muslim rights.The post BBNAIJA2018: Ex-housemate Leo loses mom appeared first on Vanguard News. 
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