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




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


Sun, 01 Apr 2018
Erstwhile National Publicity Secretary of the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, Chief Olisa Metuh, has opened up on his listing among “treasury looters” by the Federal Government, saying the administration, by the action, had resorted to subjecting him to double trial, in the media and in the courts.

Saying the government’s resort was despite the fact that neither President Goodluck Jonathan, who authorised the release of N400 million to him, nor erstwhile National Security Adviser (NSA), Col. Sambo Dasuki, who effected the release, had been interviewed about the release to him. He said  the release of the list was the latest strategy of a dirty campaign by the administration to demonise him in the face of the weakness of the case as bureaucrats in the Office of the NSA had said the N400 million was transferred to him through due process. He said the All Progressives Congress, APC, had become panicky in the face of difficulties in government as he noted that the APC administration was now determined to demonise the PDP to ensure that there was no effective opposition ahead of the 2019  general elections. Meanwhile, the National Chairman of the PDP,  Prince Uche Secondus, has given the Minister of Information and Culture, Alhaji Lai Mohammed,  48  hours to withdraw his being listed on the alleged looters’ list. According to a statement from his media office, Secondus, through his lawyer, Emeka Etiaba,  is asking for N1.5 billion and public apology from the minister. The statement quoted the latter as asking Mohammed to note that if he failed  to meet the  demand after 48 hours, “We shall within 72
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hours from today, proceed to a court of competent jurisdiction to ventilate our clients right under the law and shall further seek the protection of the court against you”. More so the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) has also said President Muhammadu Buhari has no moral rectitude to fight corruption, “being a direct beneficiary of the corruption freebies deployed by his party leaders to fund his 2015 presidential campaign.” The party said the President, who declared that he had no resources to run a presidential campaign in 2015, ought to have known, particularly as a leader, that the billions of naira deployed for his campaigns were proceeds of corrupt activities of known All Progressives Congress (APC) governors and leaders. The party further challenged Buhari to make open the sources of fund available to his campaign in the 2003, 2007 and 2011 race as well as the names of the donors. The PDP said it is particularly interested in the fund allegedly provided by a South-south governor for the 2011 presidential election as well as how the cost of litigation was paid by then Buhari Campaign. The PDP, in a statement signed by its National Publicity Secretary, Kola Ologbondiyan yesterday said the APC and the federal Government cannot list names of looters and attempt to shy away from the fact that President Buhari and his party are direct beneficiaries of fund looted by APC governors.

Sun, 01 Apr 2018
Appeal to Nigerians to hope for a glorious future dominated the messages of governors as the world marks  Easter, the celebration of the resurrection of Jesus Christ, today. Ogun State Governor Ibikunle Amosun, in his message signed  by the state Commissioner for information and Strategy, Otunba Adedayo Adeneye, said,  “Easter, which essentially is about the death and resurrection of Jesus Christ, symbolises the assurance of the redemptive heritage of all Christians”. Governor Akinwunmi Ambode of Lagos State called on Nigerians to imbibe the spirit of tolerance, peaceful co-existence and sacrifice for one another, stating that development and growth can only occur in the nation when all tribes and tongue unite and speak with one voice. In a message signed by his Chief Press Secretary, Mr. Habib Aruna, Ambode said such fundamental values would

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go a long way in promoting and strengthening the foundation of love, peace and harmony in the country, adding that the season should serve as a reminder to the selflessness, love, sacrifice and tolerance of Jesus Christ throughout His earthly sojourn, his death and his resurrection. Governor Ayodele Fayose of Ekiti State  called on Nigerians to use the period to reflect and meditate on national affairs and the way the country is being led and seek divine intervention. In his message, sent through his Chief Press Secretary, Mr Idowu Adelusi, in  Ado-Ekiti, the governor  admonished the people to be ready to make sacrifices, just as the Lord Jesus Christ paid the supreme sacrifice by being crucified on the cross. Plateau State Governor Simon Lalong reminded Christians that the death of Jesus Christ and his resurrection on Easter Sunday gives hope to a world in need of physical and spiritual healing. In a statement signed by his Director of Press and Public Affairs, Emmanuel Nanle, the governor added that without these virtues the development of the society would be greatly impaired.

Sun, 01 Apr 2018
In January this year, Sunday Vanguard had exclusively exposed plans by some strategists to get stakeholders of the ruling All Progressives Congress, APC, to agree to a tenure extension for members of its National Working Committee, NWC. Although, the party denied any such plan at the time, the issue began to gain some traction weeks after the report.
The proposal was actually the brainchild of some powerful pro-Buhari forces within the ruling party, even before the Independent National Electoral Commission, INEC, announced its time-table for the 2019 general elections. In the timetable and schedule of activities, the election management body fixed the conduct of party primaries for between  August 18, 2018 to October 7, 2018. In line with the provisions of Article 17(i) of the APC Constitution, the tenure of all officers elected into ward, local government, state and national organs of the Party will be expiring in the second quarter of 2018, precisely in June, a development that would leave the conduct of the primaries to either an interim executive or the new executives. “Sponsors of the tenure elongation proposal reasoned that putting in place an interim executive to conduct the party’s primaries may be counter-productive and disrupt strategic plans by powerful interests in the party to present the incumbent President Muhammadu Buhari as the APC’s flag-bearer for the 2019 presidential election”, volunteered a top party source who spoke off record at the time. According to him, the sponsors also reason that an interim executive could be hijacked by well-known contending forces within the APC who could frustrate the bid to return President Buhari. APC State Chairmen Sought 2-Year Tenure Extension for selves, NWC Hours to the 4th National Executive Committee, NEC, meeting of the party which held on  February 27, the Forum of APC State Chairmen passed a vote of confidence on the Chief John Oyegun-led NWC of the party, and asked for a two-year tenure extension for themselves and the NWC to enable them concentrate on the forthcoming general elections. “The forum, after dissections and thorough appraisal of the APC-led Government, hereby unanimously pass a vote of confidence on our dear President Muhammadu Buhari, the National Chairman of our great party Chief John Odigie-Oyegun and other leaders of our great party for their numerous achievements despite the challenges so far experienced in our dear country. We also urge Mr. President to present himself for second tenure come 2019”, the forum noted in its communique last night in Abuja. The forum also resolved as follows; “That we support His Excellency Senator Bola Tinubu-led peace and reconciliation committee and urge the committee to expedite action in reconciling members of the party. The forum also calls on all the members of our great party to give maximum support to the committee to achieve sustainable peace in the party

Sun, 01 Apr 2018
Former Super Eagles captain, Joseph Yobo has urged the national team coach, Gernot Rohr to consider Obafemi Martins as an option as the count down to the FIFA World Cup tournament continues.The post 2018 FIFA WC: You need Obafemi's fire power, Yobo tells Rohr appeared first on Vanguard News. 

Sun, 01 Apr 2018
Concerned about the dearth of sporting talents in the country, Nigerian coaches have taken a swipe at the Sports Minister, Solomon Dalung for failing to organise the National Sports Festival.The post Coaches knock Dalung over postponed National Sports Festival appeared first on Vanguard News. 

Sun, 01 Apr 2018
Mayowa Damilola Alabi is also known as Shutabug. He is a digital illustrator and designer with over three years of professional design experience in digital illustration. 'I have been part of various design and art projects for many exceptional companies over these years, notably, illustrations for Co-Creation Hub Nigeria, Cowry wise and a charity auction []The post Digital Illustration by Shutabug appeared first on The Spark. 

Sun, 01 Apr 2018
Ayodeji Alaka, also known as Retro Ayo, is a creative. 'It all started as a kid,' he says about when he started. 'My mom barely let me watch other channels, just cartoon Network, Disney and the likes, I was most fascinated by how people bring their imaginations to life and I really wanted to do []The post Meet Ayodeji The Creative appeared first on The Spark. 

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Sun, 01 Apr 2018
As a Nigerian, I feel that I have a special responsibility to make sure that Africa is free from polio since my country has been the one exporting the virus for so many years', Africa's richest man saidThe post We want to save the lives of 250,000 children with the application of right vaccines ' Dangote appeared first on Vanguard News. 

Sun, 01 Apr 2018
Usually they come as emancipators of their people from oppression ' real and imagined. They end up visiting worse atrocities on their people than the colonialists ever didThe post The death of a professor and pastor appeared first on Vanguard News. 

Sun, 01 Apr 2018
Aptly named, the programme is a melange of a series ofmultiple engagements that seek to uplift Nigerians from their decrepit level of poverty.The post An assured future with FUTURE ASSURED PROGRAMME appeared first on Vanguard News. 

Sun, 01 Apr 2018
Tragedy struck yesterday, in Agege area of Lagos , following a partial collapse of a story building at 9 Abeje Makaz street, which killed two persons.The post 11yr -old, woman, die in Lagos collapsed building appeared first on Vanguard News. 

Sun, 01 Apr 2018
The Presidency, on Saturday, cautioned leaders in the country against making inflammatory statements that could threaten it's unity.The post DANJUMA/KILLER HERDSMEN/MILITARY: Presidency cautions leaders against inciting comments appeared first on Vanguard News. 

Sun, 01 Apr 2018
No fewer than four members of the dreaded Boko Haram sect, four suicide bombers and three civilians were killed in separate attacks on two villages of Malumti and Muna Zawiya village, Mafa Local Government Area of Borno State.The post EASTER: 11 killed in Boko Haram attacks in Borno appeared first on Vanguard News. 

Sun, 01 Apr 2018
The controversial and flamboyant Oluwo of Iwoland, Osun State, Abdulrasheed Adewale Akanbi Gbaase II, ILUFEMILOYE TELU I, who was installed Oba of Iwo town late in 2015, yesterday, made history when he dropped the the title of Oba and declared his resolve to adopt the Emir title, a title associated with traditional rulers of northern extraction.The post I am the Emir of Yorubaland appeared first on Vanguard News. 

Sun, 01 Apr 2018
In a budget of N7 trillion, what Idanre/Ifedore got was just N55 million. It's sad. And we have some federal constituencies that are getting N20 billion, N40 billionThe post BUDGETARY ALLOCATIONS: Southerners lose out because they don't send their best 11 to NASS ' Hon Akinmade appeared first on Vanguard News. 

Sun, 01 Apr 2018
Osinbajo was quick to tie the theme to what he and several other speakers observed as Tinubu's political motif, which they said is the peopleThe post Tinubu reaps reward of investments in his people appeared first on Vanguard News. 

Sun, 01 Apr 2018
Pointing out that his Ferdinand Dozie Nwankwo Foundation was established as a vehicle to give back to the societyThe post Dozie Nwankwo and his constituents appeared first on Vanguard News. 

Sun, 01 Apr 2018
The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) has said President Muhammadu Buhari has no moral rectitude to fight corruption, "being a direct beneficiary of the corruption freebies deployed by his party leaders to fund his 2015 presidential campaign."The post Looters list: PDP blasts Buhari, says he cant fight corruption appeared first on Vanguard News. 

Sun, 01 Apr 2018
A call-of-duty to our fatherland. It is an outcry for Deltans to reason and act together because in the end, we all have common goals and objectives for a better life and a better future.The post 2019: why Deltans should vote APC appeared first on Vanguard News. 

Sun, 01 Apr 2018
I received the news of the apology offered to the Nigerian people by my friend and brother Prince Uche Secondus, the National Chairman of the PDP, with mixed feelings.The post An apology for what ' by Fani-Kayode appeared first on Vanguard News. 

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Sun, 01 Apr 2018
In what could be described as the mother of all endorsements, the Christian Association of Nigeria (CAN) Enugu State Chapter, in a recent mega prayer rally tagged "Enugu State is in the Hands of God," prayed for the re-election of Gov. Ifeanyi Ugwuanyi in 2019, in appreciation of his good works and commitment to God.The post What CAN told Ugwuanyi in Enugu appeared first on Vanguard News. 

Sun, 01 Apr 2018
Super Eagles coach, Gernot Rohr believes that Victor Moses can shoulder the responsibility of spearheading the national team's campaign at the 2018 FIFA World Cup tournament starting June in Russia.The post Rohr backs Moses to carry Eagles appeared first on Vanguard News. 

Sun, 01 Apr 2018
Leicester City's midfielder Wilfred Ndidi picked up his second red card of the season, after he was sent for an early shower as the Foxes beat Brighton 2-0 yesterday at the Amex Stadium. Brighton had several chances to take the lead, none more inviting than when Glenn Murray stepped up to take a penalty, but Kasper Schmeichel saved the spot kick and Leicester took full advantage.The post Ndidi sees second red as Leicester knock Brighton twice appeared first on Vanguard News. 

Sun, 01 Apr 2018
Count down to the 2018 African Athletics Championships is up and running. And the Local Organising Committee chairman, Solomon Ogba has disclosed that pressure was mounting to deliver a world class event come August in Asaba, Delta State.The post Asaba 2018: LOC under pressure to present world class event appeared first on Vanguard News. 

Sun, 01 Apr 2018
Super Falcons first-choice keeper, Alaba Jonathan has revealed her pain of missing the Super Falcons trip to Le Mans, to take on their French counterparts on April 6.The post Jonathan rues missing French, Nigeria friendly appeared first on Vanguard News. 

Sun, 01 Apr 2018
As the Commonwealth Games begins this week in Gold Coast, Australia, management of VCN Sports have appealed to the Federal Government, Corporate World and Sports Loving individuals to be more involved in the development and promotion of sports among Special athletes.The post VCN Sports boss drums support for special sports athletes appeared first on Vanguard News. 

Sun, 01 Apr 2018
Anthony Joshua was taken the distance for the first time in his professional career before winning a unanimous points decision in his world heavyweight title unification fight with Joseph Parker in Cardiff on Saturday.The post BREAKING: Anthony Joshua defeats Joseph Parker in world heavyweight clash appeared first on Vanguard News. 

Sun, 01 Apr 2018
Russia's World Cup team was told to stay away from 'exotic teas' and foreign medicine to avoid testing positive for doping during this year's final.The post Stay away from 'exotic tea,' Russia warns players appeared first on Vanguard News. 

Sun, 01 Apr 2018
As Chelsea and Tottenham go head-to-head today in a battle for a top finish at Stamford Bridge, the Blues boss Antonio Conte has suggest that football in England is a different ball game.The post It's not easy to win trophies in England'Conte appeared first on Vanguard News. 

Sun, 01 Apr 2018
The Commonwealth Games hasn't even started yet, but already the drama is bubbling.The post Commonwealth Games 2018: Indian athletes face probe over needles appeared first on Vanguard News. 

Sun, 01 Apr 2018
Mohamed Salah's late goal snatched victory for Liverpool at Crystal Palace and it brought the Egyptian level on the EPL goalscoring records.The post Salah equals Drogba, Van Persie, Ronaldo EPL goalscoring record appeared first on Vanguard News. 

Sun, 01 Apr 2018
A minibus carrying AC Milan staff in Turin ahead of Saturday night's Serie A game against champions Juventus was damaged after being attacked, according to reports on Saturday.The post AC Milan staff bus attacked before Juventus game appeared first on Vanguard News. 

Sun, 01 Apr 2018
The news, that Nollywood actress and producer is engaged has been all over the media since December of last year. Reports claimed the actress got engaged to her man, alleged to be a red cap chief in Sweden on last Christmas Daywithout any hint of what he looks like.The post Ruth Kadiri gives a glimpse of man rocking her world appeared first on Vanguard News. 

Sun, 01 Apr 2018
Official sponsors of the ongoing Big Brother Naija show, Payporte, have expressed their displeasure at the comments made by housemate CeeC about her party dress before she altered it on Saturday.The post BBNaija 'Double Wahala': Show sponsors displeased as CeeC alters dress, insults dressmaker appeared first on Vanguard News. 

Sun, 01 Apr 2018
Celebrating birthdays among Nigerian celebrities have become something of theatre and no one celebrates birthdays any more without unleashing some unusual birthday photos on Instagram.The post TV hostess, Kelly Richard, goes all nude in birthday photo appeared first on Vanguard News. 

Sun, 01 Apr 2018
Leading Nigerian entertainment company, Watershed Entertainment, is set to screen a new drama series, In Love and Ashes, bothering on the impact of war and terrorism, with a focus on the challenges of insurgency, experienced in the north-eastern part of Nigeria.The post USAID, 2Baba Foundation, tackle insurgency in new drama series, `In Love and Ashes appeared first on Vanguard News. 

Sun, 01 Apr 2018
Budding Nigerian singer and model, Papa, has many things that are unique about her. First, at the mention of her name, one expects to see a guy, probably with dreadlocks and some bristling muscles, but Papa is a girl, a beautiful and sexy one at that.The post When my love can turn to hate ' Papa appeared first on Vanguard News. 

Sun, 01 Apr 2018
Gone are the days when premarital sex was frowned at. In recent times, the trend of testing the capability of one's partner before signing the dotted lines has become popular. The post I must have a taste of my man before marriage ' Sylvia Ukaatu appeared first on Vanguard News. 

Sun, 01 Apr 2018
Chic and curvy Nollywood actress, Daniella Okeke who catapulted to fame after featuring in Nollywood blockbuster 'Lagos Cougars' glamourised the Instagram on Monday with her birthday photos. Looking captivating and luscious.The post Daniella Okeke goes all sensual in birthday photos appeared first on Vanguard News. 

Sun, 01 Apr 2018
To most women what matters most in a romantic relationship is money, even at the expense of good sex but for fast-rising actress, Jemima Osunde, that's not the case.The post I would date a poor man, good in bed ' Jemima Osunde appeared first on Vanguard News. 

Sun, 01 Apr 2018
They asked me if I will serve family idol or serve the God of Idahosa. Before I said 'the God of Idahosa', I got a dirty slap on my faceThe post I was chased from home because I refused to bow to family idol Archbishop Osa-Oni appeared first on Vanguard News. 

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Sun, 01 Apr 2018
Each time we have any opportunity whatsoever to determine who gets what in Nigeria, the wrong persons are drafted in, only to produce disastrous consequencesThe post 2019: Let's intensify the search for visionary leaders appeared first on Vanguard News. 

Sun, 01 Apr 2018
It is either we have the most incompetent armed services in this world, or something very fishy and devious is happening right under our noses. It smells. And it must stopThe post Danjuma's ominous outburst appeared first on Vanguard News. 

Sun, 01 Apr 2018
The essence of democracy which is the government of the people is to feel what the people are feeling. President Buhari would not understand it if he was told what Nigerians living in Lagos passed tthrough the day he visited and if he didn't understand it, he would not appreciate itThe post After The August Visit appeared first on Vanguard News. 

Sun, 01 Apr 2018
Now is the moment for our politicians to be brave and step up to the plate. Our young people deserve a future worthy of their potentialThe post Defining generation appeared first on Vanguard News. 

Sun, 01 Apr 2018
When you go to the beach, it may have been a while back now, If I may ask you to ponder a little. What do you wear' What do you take to protect yourself' What do you eat' What liquid do you consume' There is a quite a lot to factor in while at the beach.The post Beach Etiquette appeared first on Vanguard News. 

Sun, 01 Apr 2018
As presidential candidate of the Congress for Progressive Change (CPC), Buhari faulted Jonathan's government for clamping down on Boko Haram terroristsThe post Demystification of President Muhammadu Buhari (1) appeared first on Vanguard News. 

Sun, 01 Apr 2018
Brethren, as we remember the resurrection of our Lord Jesus Christ today, every thing that has been dead in your life will resurrect in the name of JesusThe post He is risen, be prepared to rise appeared first on Vanguard News. 

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