NIGERIA NEWSPAPERS: TODAY'S THE VANGUARD NEWSPAPER HEADLINES [5TH APRIL, 2018].


Below are the headlines found on The Vanguard Online Newspaper for today, Thursday, 5th April, 2018.

Thu, 05 Apr 2018
Ekiti State Governor, Mr Ayodele Fayose has queried President Muhammadu Buhari’s approval of $1 billion for the procurement of security equipment to fight Boko Haram insurgency, describing it as “pooling of public funds for the purpose of funding President Buhari’s reelection as well as the coming governorship elections in Ekiti and Osun States.” Buhari The governor demanded to know whether or not the $1 billion was from the Excess Crude Account (ECA), adding that; “it will be illegal and against the principle of federalism that operates in Nigeria for the President, who is the head of just one of the federating units to approve spending of fund belonging to the three tiers of government without the consent of heads of other federating units.
of heads of other federating units. In a statement issued in Ado Ekiti on Wednesday, and signed by his Special Assistant on Public Communications and New Media, Lere Olayinka, Governor Fayose asked; “When did the National Assembly approve the spending of the $1 billion? Or can the President spend $1 billion belonging to Nigerians without the approval of the National Assembly?” He said “Nigerians required explanations from the federal government as to where the $1 billion will be sourced because the President lacked power to unilaterally spend money from the Excess Crude Account. Not even when there is a pending suit by Ekiti State Local Council Chairmen, challenging the powers of the 36 state governors to purportedly execute the constitutional duty of the Federal government without their
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consent.” “Another question the federal government must answer is; which insurgency are they buying arms worth N370 billion to fight? Is it the same Boko Haram that they told Nigerians they have completely defeated? “Since they said they have defeated Boko Haram, and later told Nigerians that they had ceasefire agreement with the insurgents, what else do they need a whopping sum of $1 billion (over N370 billion) for; if not to fund the 2019 elections? “Also, up till now, the government is yet to give satisfactory explanations as to the abduction and return of the Dapchi School Girls. With the hurried approval of $1 billion, is it not being reinforced that the Boko Haram insurgency has become a source of looting public fund by this government?


Thu, 05 Apr 2018
Nearly five years after the allegation by then governor of Central Bank of Nigeria, CBN,, now Emir of Kano, Lamido Sanusi, that Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation, NNPC, failed to remit about $49.8 billion into the Federation Account, Senator Ahmed Makarfi has given insight into why former Minister of Petroleum Resources, Mrs. Diezani Allison-Madueke, was not indicted by his Senate Committee that investigated the matter. Makarfi, who was  governor of Kaduna State and former Interim Chairman of Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, told journalists in Abuja, yesterday, that there was no evidence linking the former minister to the allegation and that indicting her would have been most unfair.
He spoke on the heels of insinuations that the Senate Committee, which he chaired, should have indicted the former minister, considering allegations of corruption over which she is now facing trial in the United Kingdom and other revelations by Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC. According to Makarfi, the Senate Committee on Finance and Appropriations was given a mandate of investigating falling revenues and the level of implementation of the 2013 budget. He said the report of his committee, which was submitted in May 2014, covered the alleged unremitted $49.8 billion, representing 76 per cent of the value of crude oil lifting from January 2012 to July, 2013. He said at some point, Sanusi himself reduced
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the figure to $20 billion  and later $10 billion. Makarfi said:  “We didn’t indict the Minister of Petroleum; we didn’t indict anyone other than the institution of the NNPC but then we said subject to the receipt of the forensic audit report. “Now, some people expected us to have indicted Deziani on the allegation.  She might have committed some other offences, I am not talking about that. But when you are looking at the revenue for the period we were asked to look into, the NNPC never presented any memo where she tampered with it or approved anything that had to do with it. “Everything NNPC presented to us showed that they were the ones responsible for it.  If the institution of the NNPC said that they are the one responsible for it and the ones to be held accountable for it, on what basis would you go to another individual and say no you are the one responsible for it. “Nobody presented any memo, internal or otherwise, to show that for the period that we covered, she passed any instructions or memo on the revenue.”

Thu, 05 Apr 2018
A pro-democracy group, the Northern Alternative Forum, NAF, has endorsed President Muhammadu Buhari for a second term ahead of 2019 polls, saying Buhari remains the most credible presidential candidate from the region.The post Buhari remains most credible candidate for 2019'NAF appeared first on Vanguard News. 

Thu, 05 Apr 2018
LEADERS and stakeholders of All Progressives Congress, APC, in Isoko federal constituency, Delta State, have applauded the decision of President Muhammadu Buhari to reverse the resolution of the National Executive Committee of the party to extend the tenure of serving party executives.The post Tenure elongation: Delta APC leaders laud Buhari, prepare for congress appeared first on Vanguard News. 

Thu, 05 Apr 2018
Twenty communities in Munyan Local Government Area of Niger State have raised the alarm over the invasion of their areas by suspected herdsmen, whose primary objective is to unleash fresh attacks on them.The post 20 Niger communities raise alarm over invasion by suspected herdsmen appeared first on Vanguard News. 

Thu, 05 Apr 2018
PRESIDENT Muhammadu Buhari has approved the release of $1 billion for the procurement of military equipment to fight insecurity in the country.The post Insecurity: Dan-Ali assures release of Dapchi schoolgirl appeared first on Vanguard News. 

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Thu, 05 Apr 2018
ABUJA'President Muhammadu Buhari has commiserated with the government and people of Katsina State and the National Assembly on the passing away of Senator Mustapha Bukar.The post Buhari, APC, Saraki, Dogara, others mourn as Senator Bukar dies appeared first on Vanguard News. 

Thu, 05 Apr 2018
Barely 24 hours after the meeting between President Muhammadu Buhari and governors of the All Progressives Congress, APC, in Abuja, ended in deadlock on Tuesday, the governors appeared to have had a change of mind and agreed to conduct fresh congresses for officers in the three tiers of government.The post 24 APC govs back Buhari to end Oyegun, others tenure appeared first on Vanguard News. 

Thu, 05 Apr 2018
Although the 2018 edition of Lagos Theatre Festival, LTF which began onFebruary 27, ended Sunday, March 4, the memory it created in the hearts of theatre lovers will linger for long.The post Tales from 2018 Lagos theatre festival appeared first on Vanguard News. 

Thu, 05 Apr 2018
ABUJA - Pope Francison Wednesdayappointed Rev. Fr. Paul Adegboyega Olawoore, the coadjutor bishopto theDiocese of Ilorin in Kwara state.The post Pope appoints Olawoore co-Bishop of Ilorin diocese appeared first on Vanguard News. 

Thu, 05 Apr 2018
A chieftain of the All Progressives Congress, APC,from Oji River Local Government Area, Enugu State, Chief Gbazueagu Nweke Gbazueagu, and other stakeholders in the council area, such as Senator Dr. Rev. Hyde Onuaguluchi have showered encomuims on Governor Ifeanyi Ugwuanyi for his uncommon leadership qualities anchored on vision, humility, good governance and respect for everyone irrespective of political leanings.The post APC chieftain, others laud Ugwuanyi's achievement appeared first on V 

Thu, 05 Apr 2018
Entrance and exit from the Aso Villa State House Abuja was literally blocked for hours on Wednesday when members of Shi'a Muslims under the aegis of the Islamic Moment of Nigeria, IMN, trooped out in their thousands to protest the continued incarceration of their leader, Sheikh Ibrahim El-Zakzaky.The post Shi'a Muslims block Aso Villa gate over El-Zakzaky's continued detention appeared first on Vanguard News. 

Thu, 05 Apr 2018
THE aviation sector is a particularly sensitive one. That is why all over the world, great attention is paid to enhancing security in and around airports. One of such efforts in Nigeria is the establishment of a unit known as Aviation Security AVSEC under the Federal Airports Authority of Nigeria, FAAN.The post Thugs should not provide security at our airports appeared first on Vanguard News. 

Thu, 05 Apr 2018
Constituency members of the former minister of the Federal Capital Territory, Senator Bala Abdulkadir Mohammed, have disagreed with the Minister of Information and Culture, Alhaji Lai Mohammed, over the inclusion of the former senator's name in the recently released list of alleged 'treasury looters.'The post Inclusion of Bala Mohammed in alleged looter's list: Constituency members disagree with Lai Mohammed appeared first on Vanguard News. 

Thu, 05 Apr 2018
-THE Senate, Wednesday took a swipe at the Presidency following the final approval by President Muhammadu Buhari that the sum of $1bn should be released for the purchase of Security equipment to fight Boko Haram and maintain the peace of the country, saying that only the Senate has such powers to give approval for such money to be spent.The post Buhari cant spent $1bn on arms procurement until NASS approves Murray- Bruce appeared first on Vanguard News. 

Thu, 05 Apr 2018
In a major shakeup of the Edo State Civil Service, Governor of Edo State, Mr. Godwin Obaseki, has redeployed top civil servants across Ministries, Agencies and Departments (MDAs). The post Shakes up in Edo Civil Service appeared first on Vanguard News. 

Thu, 05 Apr 2018
The Corporate Affairs Commission (CAC) has opened a portal to enable members of the public to personally conduct company or business name search free of charge in a bid to make the process of registering businesses in Nigeria cheaper, easier and faster.The post Business registration: CAC unveils portal for name search appeared first on Vanguard News. 

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Thu, 05 Apr 2018
An economic analysts and former member of the Central Bank of Nigeria, CBN Monetary Policy Committee, Dr. Doyin Salami, has said that anxieties over the 2019 elections will likely slow down capital inflows into the economy and increase demand pressure on the foreign exchange market.The post Anxieties over 2019 election will slow capital inflows, pressure forex market ' Salami appeared first on Vanguard News. 

Thu, 05 Apr 2018
THE Federal Government has stepped up its drive for higher productivity to boost national competitiveness as the Ministry of Labour and Employment embarks on sensitisation of its staff on tenets of productivity for effective service delivery.The post Perm Sec harps on gains of productivity appeared first on Vanguard News. 

Thu, 05 Apr 2018
Starting a business is exciting especially if you're doing it with a good friend, a former colleague, or even a family member.The post Joint business: How to structure equity split appeared first on Vanguard News. 

Thu, 05 Apr 2018
THE Nigeria Customs Service (NCS), has been urged to review the process that enables individuals and organizations obtain permits to operate bonded warehouse terminals without possessing the necessary equipment to inspect containers bringing goods into the country.The post Maritime stakeholder tasks Customs on national security appeared first on Vanguard News. 

Thu, 05 Apr 2018
Interested Nigerian entrepreneurs can apply for the 2018 OXFAM-EDC SME development programme up till April 14, 2018The post OXFAM-EDC offers devt programme for Nigerian SMEs appeared first on Vanguard News. 

Thu, 05 Apr 2018
THE naira yesterday appreciated to N360.15 per dollar, in the Investors and Exporters (I&E) window of the foreign exchange market.The post Naira appreciates to N360.15/$ in I&E window appeared first on Vanguard News. 

Thu, 05 Apr 2018
The equities market extended its losses for a second day in arow after the Easter break on the back of losses sustained by 26 companies.The post Equities market extends losses as 26 stocks record decline appeared first on Vanguard News. 

Thu, 05 Apr 2018
Some financial experts have attributed the retention of the Monetary Policy Ratio (MPR) at 14 per cent by the Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) to non passage of the 2018 budget.The post Non passage of 2018 budget fuels MPR retention at 14% ' experts appeared first on Vanguard News. 

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Thu, 05 Apr 2018
Facebook said Wednesday personal data on as many as 87 million users was improperly shared with British political consultancy Cambridge Analytica.The post Facebook says 87 million may be affected by data breach appeared first on Vanguard News. 

Thu, 05 Apr 2018
Former Nigerian international Isaac Semitoje has urged the Super Eagles to ignore the 'mind games' being played by their group opponents ahead of the 2018 World Cup.The post Nigeria must avoid mind games ' Semitoje appeared first on Vanguard News. 

Thu, 05 Apr 2018
Sulaimon 'Olags' Adeosun, the youngster billed to fight Majesty Maduka in the national light heavyweight challenge contest at GOtv Boxing Night 14, has declared that his opponent will regret stepping into the ring to fight him.The post GOtv Boxing Night 14: Majesty 'll regret fighting me, boasts Adeosun appeared first on Vanguard News. 

Thu, 05 Apr 2018
Hibernian of Scotland defender, Efe Ambrose, is excited over the 3-1 victory recorded by his team over Hamilton on Tuesday at the Easter Road. Ambrose said the victory was a huge boost for the aspiration of Hibernian to finish within the top three bracket in the Scottish topflight.The post Hibernian's win over Hamilton, huge boost, says Ambrose appeared first on Vanguard News. 

Thu, 05 Apr 2018
The first leg at the Emirates today will pitch Super Eagles teammates Ahmed Musa and Alex Iwobi against each other. Musa was instrumental in the Red Army making it to the last eight as he scored one of the goals in France that helped them beat Lyon.The post Europa League: Ahmed Musa, Alex Iwobi at war appeared first on Vanguard News. 

Thu, 05 Apr 2018
Liverpool swept Manchester City aside with a three-goal blitz in 19 first-half minutes to take a commanding 3-0 first leg lead in their Champions League quarter-final.The post How early blitz handed Liverpool commanding lead over Man City appeared first on Vanguard News. 

Thu, 05 Apr 2018
Liverpool vs Manchester City: Liverpool crushed Manchester City 3-0 in the Champions League quarter-final first leg on Wednesday. Here are three things we learned from the all-English clash at Anfield:The post Liverpool vs Manchester City : Salah out-shines De Bruyne appeared first on Vanguard News. 

Thu, 05 Apr 2018
DEONTAY WILDER has chosen a bizarre location for where he wants his proposed fight with Anthony Joshua to take place.The post Wilder: I can fight Joshua in Mars appeared first on Vanguard News. 

Thu, 05 Apr 2018
Barcelona can start planning for the Champions League semi-finals but their 4-1 win over Roma on Wednesday will not necessarily have rivals quivering in their boots. The post How two own-goals helped Barca take charge of quarter-final against Roma appeared first on Vanguard News. 

Thu, 05 Apr 2018
Leading UEFA Champions League scorers after Wednesday's quarter-final, first leg tiesThe post Leading UEFA Champions League scorers appeared first on Vanguard News. 

Thu, 05 Apr 2018
Luis Suarez's late strike sealed a 4-1 win for Barcelona against Roma in their Champions League quarter-final, first leg on Wednesday to leave the Catalans on the brink of a place in the last four.The post Barcelona thrash Roma to close on Champions League semis appeared first on Vanguard News. 

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Thu, 05 Apr 2018
Liverpool stun Man City 3-0 in Champions League quarter-final first leg.The post Liverpool stun Man City 3-0 in Champions League quarter-final first leg appeared first on Vanguard News. 

Thu, 05 Apr 2018
Gov. Nyesom Wike of Rivers on Wednesday in Port Harcourt said any individual who is interested in seeing Nigeria remaining as a single united entity will always support sports development.The post Anybody interested in Nigeria's unity will always support sports, Gov. Wike says appeared first on Vanguard News. 

Thu, 05 Apr 2018
Youths of Lagos State have asked the Nigerian Film Corporation, NFC, and the Lagos State Government to sustain its partnership on the Film Training Workshop Series for the interest of their future. Speaking on Wednesday, March 28th, at the closing ceremony of the one-week film training workshop which held in Lagos, cross section of participants, mainly Youths, drawn from the 57 Local Government and Development Areas of Lagos State said that the film training workshop has armed them to be able to 

Thu, 05 Apr 2018
Up and coming hip-hop singer, Ekeh Eustace Chinaza, better known by his stage name ZealKeyz, is set to shake the Nigerian music space with his new single 'Farawe'. The young talent, who has been doing music since he was 11 years old and professionally since 2013, has 6 singles to his credit including his newly released single 'Farawe'.The post ZealKeyz preaches contentment in new song, Farawe appeared first on Vanguard News. 

Thu, 05 Apr 2018
EbonyLife Ltd, owners of Africa's first global Black TV network and producers of premium, original content and Sony Pictures Television (SPT), today announced that they will co-develop three exciting new scripted TV projects, with SPT set to distribute internationally.The post Mo Abudu soars higher appeared first on Vanguard News. 

Thu, 05 Apr 2018
Suffice it to state that how the Commission operates in Nigeria is worrisome and does not encourage speedy reform processThe post Law reform will bring our law in tandem with current realities ' Kefas Magaji appeared first on Vanguard News. 

Thu, 05 Apr 2018
Minister of Power, Works and Housing, Mr Babatunde Fashola, SAN, will be the special guest of honour at the second public lecture of the Department of Commercial and Industrial Law, Faculty of Law, University of Lagos, UNILAG.The post Fashola, Dangote, Otedola for UNILAG Law Faculty lecture appeared first on Vanguard News. 

Thu, 05 Apr 2018
Vice-President, Prof. Yemi Osinbajo, SAN, Chief Justice of Nigeria, Justice Walter Onnoghen, CJN, former President, Nigerian Bar Association, NBA, Mr Olisa Agbakoba, SAN, acting Chairman, Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC, Mr Ibrahim Magu are among dignitaries expected at the three-day 5th NBA Criminal Justice Reform Conference holding in Asaba, Delta State from April 24-27.The post Osinbajo, CJN, others for NBA Administration of Criminal Justice conference appeared first on Vanguar 

Thu, 05 Apr 2018
Of particular interest to the legal profession and rendering of legal services is that the NIN is also mandatory for: the documentation of arrested and convicted persons; filing and registration of criminal and civil actions in courts or other arbitration processes; executing any contract or business agreement; tenancy agreements; obtaining and processing of probate documents.The post Do you have a National Identity number' appeared first on Vanguard News. 

Thu, 05 Apr 2018
The Federal Government, on Wednesday, said it has commenced the profiling of all Non Governmental Organisations, NGOs, in the country, saying the sector has become a veritable channel to launder money and finance terrorism.The post Money Laundering/Terrorism Financing: FG okays profiling of NGOs appeared first on Vanguard News. 

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Thu, 05 Apr 2018
In truth no one arm is 'independent' of another. Conceptually all the arms of government are mutually inter-dependentThe post Revisiting With a NASS like this appeared first on Vanguard News. 

Thu, 05 Apr 2018
Abia has only two major towns ' Umuahia and Aba ' yet it is not in the top twenty. But it has started comingThe post Dawn in Abia, at last! appeared first on Vanguard News. 

Thu, 05 Apr 2018
Nobody is out here to question the Hausa/Fulani hegemony. But the truth must be told that the issue facing us at this late hour is not such that we should be separating a fight as if we are helping one sideThe post Gun Control: Our hopes, Our fears appeared first on Vanguard News. 

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