NIGERIA NEWSPAPERS: TODAY'S THE VANGUARD NEWSPAPER HEADLINES [7TH APRIL, 2018].

Below are the headlines found on The Vanguard Online Newspaper for today, Saturday, 7th April, 2018.


Sat, 07 Apr 2018
The National Chairman of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) Prince Uche Secondus yesterday dragged Information and Culture Minister, Alhaji Lai Mohammed to court for alleged defamation of character. 

The Minister had a fortnight ago, mentioned Secondus on the list of those he claimed, looted the nation’s treasury alleging that he collected N200 million from the former National Security Adviser (NSA), Colonel Sambo Dasuki (retd).  However, Secondus denied collecting a dime from the former NSA through his lawyer Emeka Etiaba SAN, and promptly wrote a letter to the Minister seeking the immediate retraction of his name on the list, payment of N1.5 billion in damages and public apology within 48 hours. The letter urged Alhaji Mohammad to note that if he fails to meet the demand after 48 hours, “ We shall within 72 hours from today, proceed to a court of competent jurisdiction to ventilate our client’s right under the law and shall further seek the protection of the court against you.” Having failed to  meet the demand, Prince Secondus yesterday made good his threat and filed a suit at the Port Harcourt, High Court, Rivers State praying among other things that the court awards to him the sum
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of N1.5 billion being damages for humiliation, castigation, vilification attack on his person and integrity as a result of the publication. According to a statement from the PDP National Chairman’s media office signed by his Spokesperson, Ike Abonyi, Secondus in the suit is also claiming that Lai Mohammad’s publication is defamatory and is asking the court to direct him to retract the said publication and apologize in writing. The statement further tasked the Minister to “Publish the retraction and apology in all the social media including but not limited to the following newspapers, the Nation, Thisday, Vanguard, The Sun, Guardian and Punch as well as in NTA and Channels Televisions among others where the defamatory story was published.” Secondus is also asking the court for a perpetual injunction restraining the defendant (Lai Mohammed) from further publishing defamatory materials against him.

Sat, 07 Apr 2018
Olayiwola Oluwatosin is the founder of 'Toosin Quota', a foundation that caters for widows in its own little way. She was in Lagos recently when she spoke with WW on her passion for the 'Unreached' (widows) and the fear she nursed because of the stigma placed on widows as witches.The post Widows are tagged as witches in my community 'Ekiti youth who looks after them appeared first on Vanguard News. 

Sat, 07 Apr 2018
Nigerian based Danish man who was arrested Thursday, by the Lagos State Police Command , over an alleged murder of his Nigerian wife and four -year- old daughter, at their Banana Island residence in Lagos, has been transfered to the State Criminal Investigation and Intelligence Department, SCIID, Yaba for further investigation into the murder.The post Murder of Nigerian artist, daughter: Suspected Killer-husband transfered to SCIID appeared first on Vanguard News. 

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Sat, 07 Apr 2018
HAVE you readers noticed the new and growing breed of 'forever singles' It consists of a band of empowered, independent women who don't want to be defined by a relationship. Not for them: nights slumped on the sofa trying to pacify a screaming kid whilst their man snores in front of Super Sports. Instead, they have made a positive commitment to what is now known as long-term singleton.' For these band of women, there are no mandatory trips to visit in-laws they would ordinari 

Sat, 07 Apr 2018
AS the war against human trafficking in Edo state intensifies, the Edo state government in conjunction with the European Union will hold a summit on further strategies to curb the menace before the end of June 2018.The post Human trafficking: Edo Govt, EU to hold summit in June appeared first on Vanguard News. 

Sat, 07 Apr 2018
In his reaction to a statement credited to the Kogi State governor wherein he said that "......if President Buhari asks me to jump into fire, I will not hesitate to jump into it"', National Chair 'of the Kogi State Youth Roundtable, Comrade Austin Usman Okai on Friday in Calabar advised Governor Yahaya Adoza Bello to downplay any lucid thoughts, creative imagination, implied suggestion or even blanket assurance that his relationship with President Muhammadu Buhari is all that 

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Sat, 07 Apr 2018
Moments after a statement had been issued on an agreement by the Visionscape Sanitation Solution, VSS and Private Sector Participant (PSP) operators, otherwise called Waste Collection Operators (WCO),to work together on waste collection in the state, one of the parties has denied the agreement.The post Waste collection: PSP operators refute LASG settlement claim appeared first on Vanguard News. 

Sat, 07 Apr 2018
Indications emerged yesterday that the death toll in last Thursday's attack on communities in Agagbe, Gwer West Local Government Area of Benue State by suspected herdsmen may have risen to over 30 according to the account by a resident in the area.The post Death toll rises to 30 in Benue appeared first on Vanguard News. 

Sat, 07 Apr 2018
Governor of Edo State, Mr. Godwin Obaseki has called for increased collaboration among stakeholders in the health sector to attain universal health coverage, which will ensure that the people get the full spectrum of health service without incurring prohibitive costs.The post World Health Day: Obaseki reiterates commitment to revamp state health, sports sector appeared first on Vanguard News. 

Sat, 07 Apr 2018
A chieftain of the All Progressive Congress (APC) in Delta State, Hon. Christopher Agaga has urged the party leadership to be careful on the choice of the party's governorship candidate in the state to avoid the mistake made in 2014 when the party performed woefully in the state.The post APC chieftain warns party leadership on choice of Delta governorship candidate appeared first on Vanguard News. 

Sat, 07 Apr 2018
INVESTIGATIONS by Saturday Vanguard have revealed that the claims of non- payment of salaries to some ministerial aides are not baseless.The post Investigate your ministers Ministerial aides tell Buhari appeared first on Vanguard News. 

Sat, 07 Apr 2018
No fewer than five persons have allegedly been killed in a renewed communal clash between the people of Yakurr local government area and Obubra local government area both in Cross River State.The post Breaking: Five persons feared killed in Cross Rivers renewed communal clash appeared first on Vanguard News. 

Sat, 07 Apr 2018
Odidigborigbo political empire MISTAKEN at the time as a political underdog, Chief James Onanefe Ibori emerged from nowhere in the run-up to the 1999 governorship election in Delta State to grab the gubernatorial ticket of the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, and unpredictably went ahead to win the year's election as the second civilian governor of the state, the first being the late Senator Felix Ibru.The post DELTA 2019: Will Ibori be proved right, can Ojougboh stop Okowa' appeared fir 

Sat, 07 Apr 2018
The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) recently tendered an unreserved apology to the nation and its people, and promised to make up for the missteps of the past. With the general elections less than a year away, ceteris paribus, uncertainty hovers over the fortune of the party in 2019. Will the electorate kick out the ruling party in preference of the once-dominant political platform in the land'The post 2019: What to make of PDP's apology appeared first on Vanguard News. 

Sat, 07 Apr 2018
THE Technical Committee set up to advise the National Executive Committee NEC of the ruling All Progressives Congress APC on the issue of tenure elongation for party officials submitted its report Friday evening, expressing optimism that its recommendations if implemented, would strengthen the partyThe post Tenure Elongation: Why APC Govs moved against NWC ' Ganduje appeared first on Vanguard News. 

Sat, 07 Apr 2018
Trading on the equities market reverted to a loss this week after a positive close the previous week, resulting in loss of N24 billion to investors.The post Japaul Oil, Unity Bank, 51 others depress equities market appeared first on Vanguard News. 

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Sat, 07 Apr 2018
Apapa, Lagos which undoubtedly used to be the commercial hub of the country is now living in the past no thanks to the traffic gridlock occasioned by the heavy duty and articulated vehicles, trucks and tankers that have blocked every part of the express road. Entrepreneurs, traders and shop owners in Apapa axis are going out of business as the area has become a no-go-area due to traffic gridlock just as residents are relocating from the area.The post Traffic gridlock: Businesses fold up in Apapa 

Sat, 07 Apr 2018
The huge crowd was expected. The top political stakeholders in attendance were expected. The outpouring of genuine solidarity and support from a grateful people adorning T-shirts proclaiming loudly the latest slogan in town: TOGETHER, WE WILL actually confirmed that Hon. Declan Mbadiwe Emeluba, a one time senior editor in Vanguard Newspaper, a former ranking member of Imo State House of Assembly is still popular among the constituents of Oru West, Ohaji/Egbema and Oguta Local Governments that ma 

Sat, 07 Apr 2018
Mr. Bill Gates' visit last week was not the first neither will it be the last to the country, hopefully. But that one visit to the acclaimed giant of Africa kind of ruffled feathers. It more than ever spoke truth to governance, the type many of those holding the country down don't want to hear.The post Still on Bill Gates' visit appeared first on Vanguard News. 

Sat, 07 Apr 2018
Many persons have asked what is in a name. A dictionary meaning is that a name is a word, term or phrase by which somebody or something is known and distinguished from other people or things.The post Renewable energy blues: Statoil changes to Equinor appeared first on Vanguard News. 

Sat, 07 Apr 2018
Four members of the National Assembly have died within weeks of each other. None of them made it to the biblical age of seventy years. For all their wealth and positions, they could not extend the inevitable; they could not negotiate their timeline on earth. One was said to be preparing for an outing when he breathed his last.The post Political office looters appeared first on Vanguard News. 

Sat, 07 Apr 2018
During the week, another form of drama played out in our national life. And I title it: 'List of Treasury Looters of the Federal Republic,' which was released to the public in two or three parts, technically.The post A bet and release of looters' list appeared first on Vanguard News. 

Sat, 07 Apr 2018
Tolulope Adeojo, also known as Aitolu, is an illustrator who got into digital art due to his love for art right from childhood. 'Ive always wanted to be an artist since I was young. So, I chose to study Fine and Applied Arts. On getting to my fourth and final year, I got into digital []The post Digital Art by Aitolu appeared first on The Spark. 

Sat, 07 Apr 2018
Chinenye Kalu Okorie is a Comic Creative who also goes by the nameKelly Nenye Kalu. He runs a graphic content publication outfit known as KBS comics with other two Creatives. On how they started, he says, 'Comic production, I will say, has been with me ever since I could read, write and draw. I started []The post Meet Kelly Nenye The Comic Creative appeared first on The Spark. 

Sat, 07 Apr 2018
Mutual suspicion, partisan emotions continue to compromise collective bargaining to save majority defenseless Rivers state populace from the pains of unending reign of cult violence and terror.The post RIVERS: Kidnappers adopt new approach appeared first on Vanguard News. 

Sat, 07 Apr 2018
SINCE August 27, 1991, nearly 27 years ago when Delta State was created, none of the Governors that ruled the state, civilian and military, mustered the finances to deal with the flood problem facing Asaba, the state capital, yet it was noticeably the major impediment disquieting the capital city.The post 26 YRS AFTER CREATION OF DELTA: Okowa tackles most difficult project in Asaba appeared first on Vanguard News. 

Sat, 07 Apr 2018
The Edo State Government has announced a special environmental sanitation, slated for Saturday, April 7, to afford residents opportunity to clean up their surroundings and improve sanitation in the stateThe post Edo holds environmental sanitation today appeared first on Vanguard News. 


Sat, 07 Apr 2018
Many were left in rude shock midweek, when the Benue State Police Command nabbed an 18-year-old Senior Secondary, SS ll, student of Saint Simon School, Ikpayonge, Gwer local government area, Arthur Aoundona, for robbery on the busy Makurdi-Aliade-Otukpo road.The post Police arrest teenager, septuagenarian for robbery appeared first on Vanguard News. 

Sat, 07 Apr 2018
As part of measures to end persistent traffic gridlock along Ijora, Apapa-Oshodi Expressway, Lagos State Government has approved the construction of 2,800 capacity trailer parks within the axis.The post LASG commences construction of trailer park appeared first on Vanguard News. 

Sat, 07 Apr 2018
Vice President Yemi Osinbajo has said that the Federal Government considers the private sector before taking vital decision on the economy of the country. The Vice President said this on Thursday in Abuja at the launch of the Nigerian Economic Diplomacy Initiative (NEDI), an initiative of the Foreign Affairs Ministry.The post Osinbajo insists private sector remains key in making economic decision appeared first on Vanguard News. 


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Sat, 07 Apr 2018
EDO creative photographers have been urged to move from survival mode to profitability so as to enjoy the rich cultural heritage of Benin Kingdom.The post Edo photographers urged to make profit from Benin culture appeared first on Vanguard News. 

Sat, 07 Apr 2018
It was a beehive of celebrations for sons and daughters of Itsukwi Community, Edo State, earlier in the week following the successful installation and coronation of the village head, Chief Suleiman Abhimhisa Usman as Oghieochi III.The post Itsukwi agog as new Oghieochi pledges to tackle education, amenities appeared first on Vanguard News. 

Sat, 07 Apr 2018
ABUJA - The Christian Association of Nigeria, CAN, has dissociated itself from a group of Northern clergy under the aegis of Arewa Pastors Peace Initiative, Nigeria, APPIN, who visited President Muhammadu Buharion Thursdayto pledge their support to him and his government.The post CAN disowns Arewa Pastors Forum, challenges group to publish list of clerics on opposition payroll appeared first on Vanguard News. 

Sat, 07 Apr 2018
The Pro Chancellor of Bayero University Kano, Prof. Ibrahim Gambari, has said that Africa needs a re-think about the leadership in the continent .The post Africa needs re-think about leadership in the continent -Prof. Gambari appeared first on Vanguard News. 

Sat, 07 Apr 2018
The political Adviser to the Delta State Governor, Hon Omimi Esquire has urged Deltan to rally round the People's Democratic Party (PDP) to move the state forward, while commending Governor Ifeanyi Okowa, for his developmental achievements, noting that the Governor deserved a second term to place the state above others.The post 2019: Okowa Deserves Second Term 'Esquire appeared first on Vanguard News. 

Sat, 07 Apr 2018
Isoko Association in North America and Ibrede community in the United States have commenced building a block of six classrooms at Egbedi Primary School, Ibrede in Ndokwa East Local Government Area of Delta State.The post Isoko in Diaspora begin building of classrooms in Ibrede appeared first on Vanguard News. 

Sat, 07 Apr 2018
Taabaa Community in Khana Local Government Area of Rivers State has called on the Chief of Army Staff, Lt. Gen. Tukur Buratai, to investigate and explain how one of its sons, Capt. Eebu Nule, was killed.The post Investigate how our son died; Rivers community tasks to Buratai appeared first on Vanguard News. 

Sat, 07 Apr 2018
SA political pressure group in Warri South-West Local Government Area, Delta State, Warri South-West Political Coalition Movement, WSWPCM, has declared that Comrade Sheriff Mulade, an aspirant for Warri South-West Constituency, Delta State House of Assembly for 2019, will sustain the peace being enjoyed in the area, attract development as well as foster unity among the various ethnic groups in the area.The post 2019: Why we insist on Mulade for DTHA ' Pressure group appeared first on 

Sat, 07 Apr 2018
More than five months after President Muhammadu Buhari promised to rejig his cabinet he has been unable to do so leaving those screened as possible ministerial nominees in the lurch.The post Why Buhari cant rejig his cabinet ' Investigations appeared first on Vanguard News. 

Sat, 07 Apr 2018
The technical committee on All Progressives Congress (APC) National Working Committee (NWC) tenure elongation submitted its report on Friday.The post APC Tenure Elongation: Lalong submits report appeared first on Vanguard News. 

Sat, 07 Apr 2018
Since he assumed office as governor of Edo State, Governor Godwin Obaseki has repeatedly told people, particularly government officials about his resolve to wield the big stick against any official that tried to sabotage his efforts in making the state one of the best in the country.The post Why Obaseki sacked Commissioner, others over street sweepers protest appeared first on Vanguard News. 

Sat, 07 Apr 2018
George W. Bush, Donald Trump could never have been elected in China 'Model behind economic growth, lesson for Nigeria Zhang Weiwei is a Chinese professor of International Relations at Fudan University, and a senior research fellow at the Chunqiu Institute. He was a senior fellow at the Centre for Asian Studies, Graduate Institute of InternationalRead MoreThe post How China elects their political leaders ' Prof. Zhang Weiwei appeared first on Vanguard News. 

Sat, 07 Apr 2018
The governor of Kano state, Abdullahi Ganduje on Friday said that his party will sue President Muhammadu Buhari if he fails to re-contest for the forthcoming election.The post APC 'll take Buhari to court if he does not seek re-election ' Ganduje appeared first on Vanguard News. 

Sat, 07 Apr 2018
The so called looters list released last week by Lai Mohammed, on behalf of the Muhammadu Buhari administration just shows how blind this government is to its true state.The post President Buhari and his Aloota continua government Reno appeared first on Vanguard News. 

Sat, 07 Apr 2018
There is a new phrase amongst young Nigerians, they call it 'Public Billionaires.' This term is often used to describe individuals who all of a sudden became stupendously rich without a definitive edge progression.The post Gbenga Daniel: A Business Colossus @ 62 appeared first on Vanguard News. 

Sat, 07 Apr 2018
Dreams do come true! Residents of Araromi Community will attest to this. For a very long time they wished for their San Siro and today it's a reality, courtesy of Coca-Cola Nigeria.The post For Araromi community, Gbagada, a San Siro has come home appeared first on Vanguard News. 

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Sat, 07 Apr 2018
Minister of Power, Work and Housing, Babatunde Raji Fashola has said he would want Nigeria to bid to host the 2026 World Cup jointly with Morocco.The post Nigeria Should Bid For 2026 World Cup ' Fashola appeared first on Vanguard News. 

Sat, 07 Apr 2018
The Dolphin Golf Club, Navy Town Ojo was flooded with golfers from all parts of the country. The first FOC Western Invitational Golf Tournament had just ended and golfers were returning to the club house to prepar for the grand presentation ceremony which is always the climax of every tournament.The post Samba Niang: The quintessential golfer from Senegal appeared first on Vanguard News. 

Sat, 07 Apr 2018
Zee World, the world's first Bollywood English dubbed channel in Africa, has unveiled its line-up of programs for the year to keep viewers even more glued to their television screens.The post ZEE Entertainment showcases bumper programmes appeared first on Vanguard News. 
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