NIGERIA NEWSPAPERS: TODAY'S THE VANGUARD NEWSPAPER HEADLINES [26 MARCH , 2018].


Below are the headlines found on The Vanguard Online Newspaper for today, Monday, 26 March, 2018.

Mon, 26 Mar 2018
Defence Minister, Mansur Muhammad Dan-Ali, and the Nigerian Army, yesterday, took on former Chief of Army Staff, Lt. General Theophilus Danjuma (Retd), over a statement credited to him, calling on the people of Taraba State and Nigerians in general to take up arms and defend themselves against killings by herdsmen.

While the defence chief described Danjuma’s statement as an invitation to anarchy, the Army said it was unfortunate that the elder statesman could make such a statement at a time it was struggling to hold the nation together. The Army also said the attack from General Danjuma was occasioned by its decision to be neutral in the herdsmen/farmers’ crisis. Speaking at the maiden convocation and 10th anniversary celebration of Taraba State University on Saturday, General Danjuma had alleged that the military was conniving with herdsmen to kill Nigerians, which he further described as ethnic cleansing. “The armed forces are not neutral, they collude with the armed bandits.  They facilitate their movement; they cover them.  We must resist it, we must stop it. Everyone of us must rise. “If you are depending on the armed forces to stop the killings, you will die one by one.  This ethnic cleansing must stop in Taraba State. It must stop in all the states of Nigeria, otherwise Somalia would be a child’s play,” Danjuma had said. His call has, however, elicited strong support from some Nigerians and groups, including Governor Ayo Fayose of Ekiti State, Senator Shehu Sani, former Minister of Steel, Paul Unongo, the Yoruba socio-political and cultural group, Afenifere,  Indigenous People of Biafra, IPOB, Movement for the Actualization of the Sovereign state of Biafra, MASSOB and Ohanaeze Youth Council, among others. It’s uncalled for — Defence Minister The Defence Minister in a statement, entitled: “Re-Armed Forces Collude with Bandits to Kill People”, said:  “A recent comment by one of the nation’s elder statesman, alleging that the Nigerian military colludes with bandits to kill people and, therefore, calling on them to rise and defend themselves outside constitutional provisions, is highly uncalled for and is an invitation to anarchy and should be disregarded by well-meaning Nigerians. “The efforts of the Nigerian Armed Forces towards restoration of peace, security and order in Nigeria continue to receive appreciation for changing the security environment from what it was before. “The Nigerian Armed Forces is well organized and highly professional in discharging its constitutional mandate.  Therefore, if anyone has evidence of wrongdoings or dereliction of duty against our troops, he should please bring forward such evidence through appropriate channels for necessary action.

Mon, 26 Mar 2018
ABUJA—SENATOR Andy Uba who is representing Anambra South Senatorial District,  on Sunday, denied allegation that he forged his West African Examination Council, WAEC, certificate.
The lawmaker, in a statement by his media aide, Mr. Chike Okeke, said he had consistently used the WAEC certificate he obtained from Union Secondary School, Awkunanaw, Enugu in 1974,with Examination No: 05465/089, saying his classmates from primary school through the university are still alive and traceable. Alleging attempt to damage and trample upon his reputation through “vilifying and damaging allegations,” he maintained that the allegations were false and malicious, Uba, said some of his other qualifications included a Degree Certificate from California State University, Los Angeles for the award of Bachelor of Arts in Geography and Urban Analysis, as well as his certificate of award of Honourary   Doctorate Degree in Public Administration from Nnamdi Azikiwe University, Awka. According to the statement, “These are the certificates he used in his INEC Form CF 001 with the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) submitted in the 2007, 2010, 2011 re-run and 2015 general elections. Being public documents, they are open to the general public for verification.”

Mon, 26 Mar 2018
Mr Menz Ikpeme, governorship candidate of Action Congress in the 2011 elections and Mr Patrick Ita, former member of Cross River  State House of Assembly, were among the 180  beneficiaries of the empowerment scheme of Ministry of Niger Delta  Affairs in Cross River State.
Many prominent personalities, including former councillors, university teachers,  pastors,  housewives, grandmothers and unemployed graduates, weekend, queued to collect  cheques of N500,000 each at the end of  a month training in poultry and fishery production, preservation and marketing organised by the ministry in Calabar. Professor Cladius Daramola, Minister of State for Niger Delta Affairs, who was represented by Dr Laura Braide at the training programme, said: “It is my greatest hope that you will contribute your quota with what you have received to create wealth  and not marry new wives or pay house rent with it because we, as a government, will not rest until everybody in Niger Delta is adequately provided for. “During the  training, you were exposed to poultry, fishery  and livestock  farming and with the quality of knowledge you received with the starter package, you have been equipped to start your own business.”

Mon, 26 Mar 2018
BETWEEN February 19, 2018 when the Dapchi schoolgirls were abducted by supposed Boko Haram insurgents and Wednesday, March 21, 2018, when the news broke that 76 of them had been released, I had offered perspectives on the incident in two articles. The first was titled: Chibok and Dapchi girls: The whoredom of Karma, while the second was titled: Gbomogbomo as metaphor.The post Dapchi girls: Of sham release and cynical citizenry appeared first on Vanguard News. 

Mon, 26 Mar 2018
FORMER Chief Whip of the Senate and Chairman, National Contact Committee of the Action Democratic Party, ADP, Senator Rowland Owie has said that the party has ceded the presidency to the North while the South East will take the Vice Presidential slot.The post Why ADP ceded VP ticket to South-East'Owie appeared first on Vanguard News. 

Mon, 26 Mar 2018
Wherever information is hoodwinked, teleguided and unnecessarily classified, it precipitates information imperialism, news autocracy and the messiah complex The post The pluralistic relativism of criticisms appeared first on Vanguard News. 

Mon, 26 Mar 2018
THE Governing Council of the University of Ilorin, UNILORIN has approved the appointment of Dr.Folaranmi Modupe Olowoleni, as the new Registrar of the University.The post UNILORIN appoints Olowoleni as new Registrar appeared first on Vanguard News. 

Mon, 26 Mar 2018
FORMER member of the House of Representatives and Ekiti State Governorship aspirant, Hon. Opeyemi Bamidele, has warned that Nigeria's future may be bleak if the governments failed to put in place strong policies that would make the youths economically conscious.The post Youth neglect may endanger Nigeria's future ' Bamidele appeared first on Vanguard News. 

Mon, 26 Mar 2018
The entire Sangotedo community in Eti-Osa Local government area of Lagos State, weekend, donated a live crododile to former President, Chief Olusegun Obasanjo, in appreciation for helping the indigenes against a land grabbing syndicate.The post WAR AGAINST LAND GRABBERS: Community donates crocodile to Obasanjo appeared first on Vanguard News. 

Mon, 26 Mar 2018
The Ogun State government has asked residents to find and notify the authorities of any incident of persistent cough, disclosing that 3,222 tuberculosis (TB) cases and additional 105 drug-resistant TB cases had been detected and managed in the state.The post How we managed 3,222 TB cases ' Ogun govt appeared first on Vanguard News. 

Mon, 26 Mar 2018
STUDENTS of the Adekunle Ajasin University, Akungba-Akoko, Ondo State are on collision course with the state government over plan to increase tuition fees.The post AAUA students kick in Ondo over tuition fees appeared first on Vanguard News. 

Mon, 26 Mar 2018
JOINT Health Sector Union, JOHESU, said weekend, that its members will embark on nationwide strike from April 18, 2018 in all federal medical institutions if the Federal Government fails to comply with salary adjustment structure agreement reached in September last year.The post Federal health workers hint on nationwide strike appeared first on Vanguard News. 

Mon, 26 Mar 2018
CHIEFTAINS of All Progressives Congress, APC, in Delta State, Chief Dafe Ogheneovo, Johnson Afejuku and Diokpa Joel Ugbaja, have called on the national leadership of the party to intervene in the crisis rocking the state chapter, if the party plans to win the 2019 governorship election in the state.The post APC chieftains urge party leadership to intervene in Delta crisis appeared first on Vanguard News. 

Mon, 26 Mar 2018
Aweek-long cease fire between the Federal Government and Boko Haram insurgents ended, yesterday, five days after the insurgents used the window to return 107 girls and a boy they captured from Dapchi, Yobe StateThe post Week-long ceasefire with Boko Haram ended yesterday ' FG appeared first on Vanguard News. 

Mon, 26 Mar 2018
In a bid to get Nigeria certified polio free, six states in the Northern Nigeria and prominent traditional rulers from the region have renewed commitment to delivering life-saving vaccines to their children through routine immunization, as part of their partnerships with the Dangote Foundation, the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation and other developmental partners to get rid of polio from the nation.The post POLIO ERADICATION: Six northern govs, monarchs reaffirm commitment to partnering Dango 

Mon, 26 Mar 2018
The Social Media Aide to President Muhammadu Buhari, Mrs. Lauretta Onochie has jeered at the responses of the former minister of Aviation, Femi Fani-Kayode and the former aide to Ex-president Goodluck Jonathan, Pastor Reno Omokri respectively over a statement credited to Ex-vice president Atiku Abubakar.The post Onochie mocks Reno, Fani-Kayode as both lambast each other over Atiku's statement appeared first on Vanguard News. 

Mon, 26 Mar 2018
A pro-democracy group, the Northern Alternative Forum, NAF, has said that those criticising the President Muhammadu Buhari's administration are corruption syndicates who are bent on promoting lies to resist change being introduced by the regime.The post Buharis critics are, saboteurs; misguiding Nigerians Northern group appeared first on Vanguard News. 

Mon, 26 Mar 2018
The Special Adviser to President Muhammadu Buhari on Media and Publicity, Mr. Femi Adesina; the Publisher of Premium Times online media, Mr. Dapo Olorunyomi and former Chairman, Senate Committee on Judiciary, Human Rights and Legal Matters, Senator Umar Dahiru Tambuwal have called on politicians to avoid hate speech in their campaigns and utterances in the build-up to the 2019 general elections so as not to create tension in the country.The post Femi Adesina urges politicians to avoid hate speec 

Mon, 26 Mar 2018
The Minister of Finance, Mrs. Kemi Adesosun, said Sunday, that the Chairman of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) Mr. Ibrahim Magu has provided details of funds recovered from looters and that reconciliation has commenced.The post FG beings reconciling of recovered looted funds Adeosun appeared first on Vanguard News. 

Mon, 26 Mar 2018
BANK customers have faulted the imposition of the National Identification Number (NIN) as single identifier for banking transactions, saying this could undermine achievement of the nation's financial inclusion goal.The post Bank customers fault NIN as single identifier for transactions appeared first on Vanguard News. 

Mon, 26 Mar 2018
BANKS' borrowing from the Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) shot up by 80 percent to N52 trillion in 2017, from N29 trillion in 2016, due to pressure to survive the impact of high interest rate regime and ceaseless liquidity mop-up, driven by the tight monetary policy of the apex bankThe post Banks borrow N52tr from CBN as liquidity pressure intensifies appeared first on Vanguard News. 

Mon, 26 Mar 2018
ANALYSTS have rated the United Bank of Nigeria, UBA Plc 2017 financial performance as fair following improvement in key line items as gross earnings and Profit After Tax, PAT showed relative improvement, just as the bank's African subsidiaries' contribution improved significantly.The post Analysts rate UBA's 2017 financial performance as fair appeared first on Vanguard News. 

Mon, 26 Mar 2018
PRESIDENT of the Nigerian Council of Registered Insurance Brokers, (NCRIB), Mr. Sola Tinubu, has said that all civil servants that died last year will not get benefit from group life insurance cover as the federal government did not pay premium for the cover.The post 'No premium, no cover': NCRIB rules out insurance benefits for deceased civil servants appeared first on Vanguard News. 

Mon, 26 Mar 2018
FORMER President Olusegun Obasanjo has endorsed Anchor Insurance Loss of Employment Insurance Scheme (AnchorLoEIS).The post Obasanjo endorses AnchorLoEIS appeared first on Vanguard News. 

Mon, 26 Mar 2018
The Managing Director, Guinness Nigeria Plc, Peter Ndegwa, in this interview, speaks on challenges confronting the beer industry, especially impact of the economic downturn, and how operators are responding to them.The post Improved power supply will enable industries do business better ' Guinness MD appeared first on Vanguard News. 

Mon, 26 Mar 2018
INVESTORS' sentiment on stocks listed on the Nigerian Stock Exchange, NSE, may improve as more companies' earnings for the full year 2017 are expected to be released this week.The post Investors' sentiment on stocks may improve amidst more firms' earnings announcements appeared first on Vanguard News. 

Mon, 26 Mar 2018
NASD OTC Securities Exchange Plc has reiterated its commitment to support budding enterprises and other businesses in their quest for expansion by providing avenues for them to easily access the required capital for their businesses.The post NASD OTC reiterates support to business expansion, growth appeared first on Vanguard News. 

Mon, 26 Mar 2018
UNION Bank has organized an empowerment seminar for a cross section of female entrepreneurs in Lagos as part of initiatives under its Small and Medium Enterprises (SME) business advisory programme.The post Union Bank holds empowerment seminar for female entrepreneurs appeared first on Vanguard News. 

Mon, 26 Mar 2018
FIRST Bank of Nigeria Limited has announced its participation in the 2018 Global Money Week.The post First Bank commemorates Global Money Week 2018 appeared first on Vanguard News. 

Mon, 26 Mar 2018
Mrs. Funmi Babington-Ashaye, President of the Chartered Insurance Institute of Nigeria, CIIN, at the 2018 Insurance Industry Consultative Council, IICC, media retreat for insurance correspondents in Ijebu-ode, Ogun State, spoke on efforts the Council is making to deepen insurance awareness. Excerpt: By Rosemary Onuoha THE poor perception of insurance by the public has continued toRead MoreThe post Insurance operators should embrace operational change, strategies ' Babington-Ashaye appeared 

Mon, 26 Mar 2018
The Pension Transitional Arrangement Directorate, PTAD, recently concluded the first phase of verification exercise of defunct Nigerian Telecommunications Limited (NITEL) and its mobile subsidiary, MTEL. At the Ketu, Lagos centre. Leader of NITEL/MTEL Pensioners Union, Comrade Austin Onokpise told Vanguard that the decision by the federal government to start paying them pensions have brought them relieve. ExcerptsThe post Pensioners are treated with dignity during PTAD verification ' Onokpi 

Mon, 26 Mar 2018
For the umpteenth time, I am forced to respond to the desperate lies told by Nigeria's Vice President, Professor Yemi Osinbajo, who issued a statement yesterday (March 24, 2018) saying that the Buhari government would not stop talking about the massive corruption in the Jonathan government.The post Osinbajo: Repeat Your Lies Against Jonathan, but they Won't Become Truth Reno appeared first on Vanguard News. 

Mon, 26 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, 26 Mar 2018
By March 31, the nine-month window provided by the Voluntary Assets and Income Declaration Scheme, VAIDS, for tax defaulters to regularize their tax affairs will close. From the look of things, the closure will be accompanied by a big bang. I await the VAIDS deadline day like a cup final.The post VAIDS Deadline: The Taxman Cometh appeared first on Vanguard News. 

Mon, 26 Mar 2018
Super Eagles and Arsenal forward, Alex Iwobi has said that he wants to do better than his uncle and former Captain of the team, Austin Okocha.The post Iwobi dreams to be better than Okocha appeared first on Vanguard News. 

Mon, 26 Mar 2018
Super Eagles manager, Gernot Rohr has said that his team remain "a work in progress" and warned they "won't get carried away with friendly success" after they beat Poland 1-0.The post 2018 FIFA WC: Eaglesll keep working hard ' Rohr appeared first on Vanguard News. 

Mon, 26 Mar 2018
The Premier League has acknowledged that Nigeria's own Wilfred Ndidi has won the most tackles in the English topflight so far this season.The post EPL rates Ndidi better than Kante in tackles appeared first on Vanguard News. 

Mon, 26 Mar 2018
The Chairman, Nigeria Wrestling Referees Association, Yusuf Usman will be the only African referee to officiate at the 2018 Commonwealth Games in Gold Coast, Australia.The post Wrestling: Nigerian referee for C/Wealth Games appeared first on Vanguard News. 

Mon, 26 Mar 2018
Lagos-based MFM Football Club on Sunday came from a goal down to defeat visiting Katsina United FC 2-1 in a 2017/2018 Nigeria Professional Football League (NPFL) Match Day 14 fixture.The post MFM fight back to beat Katsina United appeared first on Vanguard News. 

Mon, 26 Mar 2018
Liverpoolare reportedly planning to fend off interest from the likes ofReal Madridby handing wingerMohamed Salaha 200,000-per-week deal to stay at Anfield.The post Liverpool to secure Salahs future with 200k per-week appeared first on Vanguard News. 

Mon, 26 Mar 2018
A 35-year-old commercial driver, Waheed Yusuf, married to two wives, paraded by the Ondo State Police Command for raping an undergraduate, weekend, said he will harm anyone who rapes any of his daughters.The post Man who raped undergraduate blows hot: I'll deal ruthlessly with anyone that rapes my daughter appeared first on Vanguard News. 

Mon, 26 Mar 2018
THE African Continental Free Trade Area (AfCFTA) agreement was endorsed on Wednesday 21stMarch 2018, by forty four African countries in Kigali Rwanda; nine other African Union member countries, including Nigeria and South Africa have delayed assent to the treaty.The post African continental free trade area: Matters arising appeared first on Vanguard News. 

Mon, 26 Mar 2018
THREE Federal healthcare institutions, the Lagos University Teaching Hospital, LUTH, Lagos; the Aminu Kano Teaching Hospital, AKTH, Kano and the Federal Medical Centre Umuahia, FMCU, Abia State, are beneficiaries of a $20 million joint investment aimed towards providing Nigerians access to world class healthcare.The post NSIA, FMOH inject $20m lifeline in LUTH, 2 others against NCDs appeared first on Vanguard News. 

Mon, 26 Mar 2018
A Consultant Nephrologist, Dr Ebun Bamgboye, has urged the Federal Government to provide policy friendly interventions to stem the rising tide of kidney diseases in the country. Making the call during a free kidney disease screening organised by St Nicholas Hospital, Lagos, Bamgboye said the hospital sees 120 new cases annually.The post Provide friendly interventions against kidney diseases, nephrologist tasks FG appeared first on Vanguard News. 
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