NIGERIA NEWSPAPERS: TODAY'S THE VANGUARD NEWSPAPER HEADLINES [22 MARCH , 2018].


Below are the headlines found on The Vanguard Online Newspaper for today, Thursday, 22 March, 2018.

Thu, 22 Mar 2018
One of the  students of Government Girls Technical Science College, Dapchi, Yobe State, identified as Fasima, said yesterday that some of their colleagues died of exhaustion on the day of the attack by Boko Haram, following the manner they were crammed into the vehicles that took them away. There was wild jubilation in Dapchi, yesterday, as 104 of the 110 schoolgirls abducted by the terrorist group were released by the insurgents and returned home safely. The insurgents, believed to be the Mamman Nur-led faction, transported the girls back to Dapchi in the early hours of yesterday in about nine vehicles. Unfortunately, one of the abducted school girls, names withheld, was not freed as the insurgents insisted they took her back to their hideouts because she refused to denounce her faith (Christianity) and be converted to Islam. The girls’ release coincided with a solidarity visit of parents of the abducted Chibok girls who were in Dapchi yesterday. A security source said: “Boko Haram militants drove into Dapchi and dropped off the girls in the heart of the town and went back with no shot fired at them. We were asked to leave our camp which is the same route that Boko Haram followed to drop off the girls.” Residents said before taking them out of Dapchi to Abuja, via Maiduguri, the girls received medical treatment at the General Hospital in Dapchi. “The girls are looking terrible. Most of them are on drip because they were very exhausted and underfed,“ a medical personnel at the hospital said. Speaking on the number of girls released, another security source said some of the parents took their children away immediately Boko Haram dropped them. “We are having challenges getting the exact number of girls released because some of the parents came and took their children away immediately Boko Haram came and dropped them off. We are trying to retrieve some of the girls now but it is difficult,” he stated. But one of the released girls, who gave her name simply as Fasima, confirmed that two of her colleagues, Aisha and Maimuna, were among those who died as a result of suffocation in one of the vehicles conveying them to the insurgents’ hideouts on the day of the abduction. “They (insurgents) brought us this morning safely, when they abducted us, they took us to one of their underground hideouts, we only heard sounds of jets/aeroplanes, but we could’t see. We were not starved one day, the insurgents allowed us to  cook any food of our choice.

Thu, 22 Mar 2018
The crisis rocking Federal Government College, Ikot Ekpene, Akwa Ibom State, has shown no sign of abating as the parents of students have petitioned the Presidency and the state governor, Mr. Udom Emmanuel, concerning the school’s Principal, Mr. Festus Dappa.
The parents had earlier taken to the street over what they described as “an inglorious return of the principal, at a time he was yet to exonerate himself from the alleged financial scam running into N100 million.” In a fresh petition by the PTA Chairman, Mr. Imoh Abam, and eight others, copied President Muhammadu Buhari, Minister of Education, the governor, EFCC, DSS, Speaker of Akwa Ibom State House of Assembly, among others, the aggrieved parents said they decided on the initial petition having been financially stressed due to levies imposed by the principal. The petition read in part: “Following complaints by concerned parents, the Ministry of Education sent a team to the college. Also a new Principal, Ms D. I. Gogo, was transferred to the college to replace Mr. Festus Dappa. “However, one week after, same Dappa was re-posted to the college to sit on his investigation.” However, reacting yesterday, Mr. Festus Dappa denied the allegations, noting that “all these allegations against me have been investigated and cleared by the EFCC, the education authorities and others. So I am surprised that this is coming up again. “I was asked to leave for the investigation to be carried out in the school, which I did. “After the investigation, I was asked to come back and resume duties.”


Thu, 22 Mar 2018
FOLLOWING the abduction of two doctors by herdsmen on the Lagos-Ibadan expressway, the National Association of Resident Doctors has faulted the delay in the arrest of the kidnappers saying the unimpressive response of the police portends danger for other medical practitioners across the country.The post UCH doctors call for arrest of herdsmen who kidnapped colleagues appeared first on Vanguard News. 

Thu, 22 Mar 2018
The Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, in Lagos State, yesterday, said it had perfected plans to wrest power from the All Progressives Congress, APC, in 2019.The post 2019: We'll wrest power from Lagos APC ' PDP appeared first on Vanguard News. 

Thu, 22 Mar 2018
Bandits loyal to the assassinated gang leader, Buharin Daji, at Nabango area under Birnin-Gwari Local Government Area of Kaduna State, Tuesday night, reportedly killed 11 soldiers in what seems like a daring reprisal attack.The post Bandits kill 11 soldiers in Birnin Gwari reprisal attack appeared first on Vanguard News. 

Thu, 22 Mar 2018
OHEN Okhuaihe Ne Uleku (Chief Priest) of Iguomon community in Uhunmwode Local Government Area of Edo State, Chief Joseph Odeh, has described as untrue, media reports that mysterious deaths or diseases have been ravaging the town arising from curses allegedly placed on it by the Oba of Benin.The post Oba of Benin did not place curse on Iguomon community 'Chief priest appeared first on Vanguard News. 

Thu, 22 Mar 2018
Governor Abubakar Bello of Niger, yesterday in Minna, assented to the N134.286 billion 2018 budget of the state tagged Peoples Budget.The post Gov Bello signs N134bn Peoples Budget appeared first on Vanguard News. 

Thu, 22 Mar 2018
Kogi State Government has offered five million Naira reward to anybody who can volunteer information leading to the arrest of the herdsmen that killed about 10 persons in Dekina and Omala Local Government areas of the state.The post Kogi places N5m bounty on killer-herdsmen appeared first on Vanguard News. 

Thu, 22 Mar 2018
In keeping with the IWD 2018 campaign theme- PressforProgress, time and care was taken to create an atmosphere and craft conversations that were most pertinent to the female experience within the corporate structure of the leading energy and infrastructure conglomerate.The post Int'l Women's Day celebration: Sahara Group stirs conversation on gender equality appeared first on Vanguard News. 

Thu, 22 Mar 2018
PROTESTING youths in Choba, Obio-Akpor Local Government Area, Rivers State, yesterday vowed to shut down a factory belonging to a popular noodle manufacturing firm in the locality over perceived shortchanging by the company.The post Youths threaten noodles plant in Rivers appeared first on Vanguard News. 

Thu, 22 Mar 2018
Dictatorship in perspectiveThe post Russia: Dictatorship in perspective appeared first on Vanguard News. 

Thu, 22 Mar 2018
The Director General of the National Emergency Management Agency, NEMA, Engr. Mustapha Maihaja, said yesterday that about N10.322billion was allocated to emergency needs by the Federal Government from January 2017 to date.The post 'N10.3bn allocated for emergency needs from Jan 2017 to date appeared first on Vanguard News. 

Thu, 22 Mar 2018
PEACE has finally returned to Ihiala in Anambra State, after spates of attack by rival cult groups in the town.The post Normalcy returns to Anambra community rocked by cult war appeared first on Vanguard News. 

Thu, 22 Mar 2018
SECRETARY, Forum of States Chairmen of the All Progressives Congress, APC, Dr. Ben Nwoye yesterday disclosed that going by the provisions of the party's constitution, all the APC members who took the party to court over tenure extension of the leadership of the party have been expelled from the party.The post APC expels members for going to court over exco tenure extension appeared first on Vanguard News. 

Thu, 22 Mar 2018
The All Progressives Congress, APC, governorship aspirant in Gombe State, Mr. Muhammad Badre, has said the refusal of Governor Ibrahim Dakwambo to pay N200 million annually in maintaining and servicing the Dadinkowa Dam is denying the people of Gombe portable water supply.The post Gombe governorship aspirant blames scarcity of potable water on Dakwambo appeared first on Vanguard News. 

Thu, 22 Mar 2018
The Nigerian Intervention Movement, NIM, which prides itself as a Third Force coalition has said its major priority was to impact on the 2019 general elections, which would be tough and require a huge war chest to prosecute.The post 2019'll be a rough, tough fight 'Third Force appeared first on Vanguard News. 

Thu, 22 Mar 2018
THE All Progressives Congress, APC, is to constitute a committee to mediate differences between the executive and legislative branches of government, it emerged on Wednesday.The post APC constitutes team to broker truce between NASS, presidency appeared first on Vanguard News. 

Thu, 22 Mar 2018
ormer Minister of Sports and chairmanship candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party in the December 2017 elective convention of the party, Professor Taoheed Adedoja has urged Justice Ahmed Mohammed 'of the federal high court sitting in Abuja to dismiss the objection filed by the PDP chairman, Uche Secondus, the party and the governor of Delta state, Ifeanyi Okowa, against a suit seeking to nullify the December 9 convention.The post Anxiety as Adedoja moves against PDP appeared first on Vang 

Thu, 22 Mar 2018
The group of good governance advocates led by maverick entertainer, Charles Oputa, popularly known as Charly boy, Wednesday night, expressed its dissatisfaction with the way in which the federal government handled the abduction and release of the Dapchi school girls in Dapchi, Yobe state.The post Dapchi girls: FG handled abduction, release of school girls poorly Charlyboys group appeared first on Vanguard News. 

Thu, 22 Mar 2018
The All Progressives Congress (APC) is extremely delighted with the news of the return of over one hundred schoolgirls abducted from Government Girls Science Technical College, Dapchi, Yobe State by Boko Haram.The post APC hails return of over 100 abducted Dapchi Schoolgirls appeared first on Vanguard News. 

Thu, 22 Mar 2018
The Former Deputy Governor of the Central Bank of Nigeria, CBN,Professor Kingsley Moghalu, has called for constitutional repeal of the Land Use Act, stressing the Act traps the wealth of Nigeria citizens in the hands of choking grip of state bureaucracy.The post Moghalu advocates repeal of Land Use Act, end to foreign debt appeared first on Vanguard News. 

Thu, 22 Mar 2018
THE Federal Government Wednesday said that the whistle Blowing policy introduced by the President Muhammadu Buhari-led administration has helped in saving about N9 billion.The post FG recovers N9bn from Whistle Blowing policy Adeosun appeared first on Vanguard News. 

Thu, 22 Mar 2018
Investors in the stock market today lost another N68 billion from their investment as the free fall in the market continues.The post NSE: Investors lose further N68bn on 35 equities decline appeared first on Vanguard News. 

Thu, 22 Mar 2018
Reflecting on this fortuitous flight set me thinking about the quality, structure, and by extension the Practitioners of governance in our country. There seems to be emphasis on playing to the gallery and glamour rather than permanence and solidity. Is it all a matter of show' We do not seem to build for posterity.The post Cosmetic governance appeared first on Vanguard News. 

Thu, 22 Mar 2018
Governor Godwin Obaseki for the past one year in office has brought hygiene into politics. While consolidating on what Oshiomhole has done, he has opened more areas of development and economic enhancement to the utmost satisfaction of all Edo people who gave him the mandate. The post Dan Orbih, PDP and their many failures in Edo appeared first on Vanguard News. 

Thu, 22 Mar 2018
Facebook chief Mark Zuckerberg, breaking his silence over the data scandal roiling the social network, acknowledged Wednesday that the company had made "mistakes" and needed to "step up" to fix the problem.The post Zuckerberg admits mistakes over Facebook data scandal and vows fix appeared first on Vanguard News. 

Thu, 22 Mar 2018
There are strong indications that Facebook CEO, Mark Zuckerberg, may appear before the British House of Commons over alleged data privacy breach which allegedly allowed political data firm Cambridge Analytica gain access to information on Facebook and used same to help Trump campaign team influence the 2016 US Presidential election.The post Zuckerberg may face House of Commons again as Cambridge Analytica suspends CEO appeared first on Vanguard News. 

Thu, 22 Mar 2018
The Nigerian Communications Satellite Ltd, NIGCOMSAT, is engaging Turkish satellite operator, Turksat A.S on thepossibility ofexpanding their market across various industries to deepen services at more affordable rates.The post Nigeria looks up to Turkey to develop satellite market appeared first on Vanguard News. 

Thu, 22 Mar 2018
The Federal Government has approved the Cisco Net-working Academy Programme to be run in unity schools just as it also approved the establishment of six Internet of Things (IoT) innovation centres across federal unity colleges in the six geo-political zones of Nigeria.The post ICT education: FG establishes six IoT innovation centres in Nigeria appeared first on Vanguard News. 

Thu, 22 Mar 2018
After closing his door to former SuperEagles captain and goalkeeper, Vincent Enyeama, Super Eagles coach, Gernot Rohr is still have problem getting a replacement for Carl Ikeme who was diagnosed with Leukaemia.The post World Cup: Rohr rues Ikeme's illness, worried about Eagles goalkeepers appeared first on Vanguard News. 

Thu, 22 Mar 2018
Fifteen countries have already sent in their provisional list of athletes and officials ahead of the 2018 Africa Senior Athletics Championships to be hosted in Asaba, Delta State.The post African Senior Athletics Championships: Asaba 2018 set for record attendance appeared first on Vanguard News. 

Thu, 22 Mar 2018
Friendly football fixtures involving African national teams during FIFA international window: Thursday At Algiers Algeria v Tanzania At Limeil-Brevannes, France Burkina Faso v Guinea-Bissau At Bangkok Thailand v Gabon At Macau Macau v Mauritius Friday At Turin, Italy Morocco v Serbia At Zurich, Switzerland Egypt v Portugal At Casablanca, Morocco Senegal v Uzbekistan At Rades,Read MoreThe post African friendly international fixtures appeared first on Vanguard News. 

Thu, 22 Mar 2018
Italian prosecutors have opened an investigation into the sale of AC Milan to Chinese businessman Li Yonghong following claims of suspect financial dealings, according to reports on Wednesday.The post Prosecutors investigate AC Milans Chinese sale appeared first on Vanguard News. 

Thu, 22 Mar 2018
Nigerian challengers Akwa United, Enyimba, Mountain of Fire and Miracles and Plateau United avoided each other in the CAF Confederation Cup play-offs draw made in Cairo on Wednesday.The post Nigerian foursome avoid each other in CAF Cup draw appeared first on Vanguard News. 

Thu, 22 Mar 2018
CAF Champions League fixtures after group draw was made in Cairo on Wednesday:The post CAF Champions League group fixtures appeared first on Vanguard News. 

Thu, 22 Mar 2018
Djokovic and Federer are taking part in the Miami Open off the back of the Swiss' Indian Wells final defeat to Juan Martin del Potro on Sunday.The post Djokovic: I want to get back to my best appeared first on Vanguard News. 

Thu, 22 Mar 2018
British Foreign Secretary Boris Johnson agreed Wednesday that President Vladimir Putin would exploit the 2018 football World Cup in Russia as Nazi dictator Adolf Hitler did the Berlin Olympics.The post UKs Johnson likens Putins World Cup to 1936 Berlin Olympics appeared first on Vanguard News. 

Thu, 22 Mar 2018
Dutch side, Fortuna Sittard are delighted with a ruling by theDutch Football Federation (KNVB) that exonerates the club from any wrong doing as alleged by former Super Eagles international, Sunday Oliseh, even as itcompletely rules out the possibility of him returning as trainer.The post Fortuna Sittard happy to move on from Oliseh's illegal activities allegations appeared first on Vanguard News. 

Thu, 22 Mar 2018
The National Assembly is being very short- sighted; if for any reason the Court declines to hear the case, in response to the National Assembly's request, what happens' If the President and the Independent National Electoral Commission, INEC, refuse to implement the new law that they have over-ridden, they will rush back to the CourtThe post Election re-ordering: Lawyers divided on court action appeared first on Vanguard News. 

Thu, 22 Mar 2018
IT was a gathering of who is who in the labour movement as the NLC rounded off its 40th anniversary activities.The post A united Labour can save Nigerians from mis-rule NLC appeared first on Vanguard News. 

Thu, 22 Mar 2018
No matter how prejudiced you are against the man you cannot fail to apprehend a conscious effort by one man to reason differently, to govern sincerely and to apply systemicallyThe post Three days with The Oranmiyan (2) appeared first on Vanguard News. 

Thu, 22 Mar 2018
Idris said there was no evidence of murder. Case closed. Barely ten weeks later, he was given multiple and accelerated promotions from COP to IGPThe post Ruled by jokers appeared first on Vanguard News. 

Thu, 22 Mar 2018
What is instructive about the efforts to save the lake is that the matter has now gone internationalThe post Can we save Lake Chad' appeared first on Vanguard News. 

Thu, 22 Mar 2018
You can only go to court to challenge the content of an Act after it has been duly enacted, not when it is still a Bill and only as good as any other piece of paperThe post Knowing when to approach the Courts appeared first on Vanguard News. 

Thu, 22 Mar 2018
Tokini Peterside, the Founder and Director or ArtX Lagos, the first international Art Fair in West Africa. She took us through her journey and when especially, the Spark to her success which she traced back to August, 2016.The post Tokini Peterside: We Innovated and Customised Art Fair for the Lagos Environment appeared first on The Spark. 

Thu, 22 Mar 2018
ASTAKEHOLDER in education sector has warned teachers to desist from given pupils double promotion, adding that such initiative is the causative reason students fail English Language and Mathematics in their West African Senior School Certificate Examinations, WASSCE. This is just as parents were also urged not to influence teachers to give their children double promotion.The post WASSCE Mass Failure: Double promotion responsible ' Stakeholder appeared first on Vanguard News. 

Thu, 22 Mar 2018
In the first set of appointments of HODs made by Prof. Fagbohun, the university regulations were grossly violated on the basis of sentimentsThe post LASU Crisis: The untold ASUU-LASU perspective appeared first on Vanguard News. 

Thu, 22 Mar 2018
Joint Admissions and Matriculation Board (JAMB) says it has released the results of 1,502,978 candidates who sat for 2018 Unified Tertiary Matriculation Examination (UTME).The post Over 1.5m 2018 UTME candidates JAMB results released appeared first on Vanguard News. 

Thu, 22 Mar 2018
The Federal Government has called for private sector financing in the fight against tuberculosis, stating that the country is suffering a funding shortfall of $215 million, about 64 per cent of the total funding required in the campaign against the disease.The post FG raises concern over $215m shortfall in fight against tuberculosis appeared first on Vanguard News. 
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