NIGERIA NEWSPAPERS: TODAY'S THE VANGUARD NEWSPAPER HEADLINES [11 MAY, 2018].


Below are the headlines found on The Vanguard Online Newspaper for today, Friday, 11 May, 2018.

Fri, 11 May 2018
INDICATIONS emerged yesterday that the development of local content had been boosted in the nation's oil and gas industry following the provision of loans worth N472 billion by Shell Petroleum Development Company of Nigeria, SPDC, to indigenous contractors.The loans were provided under the Shell Contractor Support Fund, set up by Shell companies in Nigeria to help vendors and suppliers in the oil and gas industry secure funds at reduced interest rates, relaxed collateral requirements and qu 

Fri, 11 May 2018
We believe this arrangement is untidy and immoral. Public office is not a personal patrimony of anyone. We strongly believe that once an appointed occupant of a public office becomes ambitious to run for election, he or she should quit to devote full attention to the new pursuit.The post Ambitious political appointees should quit appeared first on Vanguard News. 

Fri, 11 May 2018
There is no doubt that the May 5, 2018, ward congress of the All Progressives Congress, APC, in Imo State, completely cut Governor Rochas Okorocha to size.The post Okorocha's retirees kick back appeared first on Vanguard News. 

Fri, 11 May 2018
Having enjoyed the privilege of spending eight years in the Edo State House of Assembly during which I was the leader of the house for some eon; and, thereafter, a member of the House of Representatives in Abuja for four years, I can asseverate, without being accused of any streak of immodesty, that I am sufficiently versed and knowledgeably vast in the mechanism of the legislature as a third arm of the trinity of government both at the state and federal levels.The post Tyranny of the gavel by P 

Fri, 11 May 2018
FOLLOWING the fresh outbreak of the deadly Ebola virus in the Democratic Republic of Congo, DRC, the Federal Airports Authority of Nigeria, FAAN, has re-assured passengers and other airport users of safety across its network of airports.The post Ebola: FAAN assures passengers of safety in airports appeared first on Vanguard News. 

Fri, 11 May 2018
ABUJA'As a precondition to lasting peace in the Niger Delta, ex militants from the region, yesterday, asked President Muhammadu Buhari to resist the temptation of renewing the expired licences of all oil firms and other high placed individuals operating in the area.The post Ex-militants to Buhari: Distribute oil blocks to states appeared first on Vanguard News. 

Fri, 11 May 2018
ABEOKUTA'No fewer than three people reportedly lost their lives, yesterday, in a pre-dawn renewed bloody clash between rival cult groups operating in Ijebu-Igbo, Ogun State.The post 3 die in another cult clash in Ogun appeared first on Vanguard News. 

Fri, 11 May 2018
Jalingo' Ten armed bandits suspected to be herdsmen have been killed by a joint police/military operation at Naga village between Taraba and Adamawa states.The post Joint Police/Military operation kills 10 armed herdsmen In Taraba appeared first on Vanguard News. 

Fri, 11 May 2018
LAGOS'Two siblings, Isiaka Olaleye and Olaide Olaleye, were , yesterday, in Lagos brought before an Ikeja Magistrates' Court for allegedly beating up a couple over house rent.The post Landlord's children allegedly beat up couple over unpaid rent appeared first on Vanguard News. 

Fri, 11 May 2018
MOVEMENT for the Actualization of the Sovereign State of Biafra, MASSOB, has disassociated itself from Biafra Independence Movement, BIM's celebration of 51st anniversary of Biafra on May 22, 2018, saying that May 30th is the Biafra Day Anniversary, late Dim Chukwuemeka Ojukwu approved.The post MASSOB, BIM disagree over Biafra Day appeared first on Vanguard News. 

Fri, 11 May 2018
ABUJA'Imm-ediate past Governor of Edo State, Comrade Adams Oshiomhole, yesterday formerly declared for the chairmanship of All Progressives Congress, APC, ahead of the party's National Convention on June 23.The post Oshiomhole declares for APC chairmanship appeared first on Vanguard News. 

Fri, 11 May 2018
ILORIN'The son of a former Police image maker in Kwara State was among six suspected cultists paraded by Kwara State Police Command, yesterday.The post Police parade son of ex-Kwara PPRO, 5 others over alleged cultism appeared first on Vanguard News. 

Fri, 11 May 2018
The Kebbi State Commander of National Drug Law Enforcement Agency, NDLEA, Alhaji Suleiman Jadi said, yesterday, that a suspected Indian hemp dealer escaped arrest in Koko Besse Local Government Area of the state.The post Suspected Indian hemp dealer escapes arrest in Kebbi appeared first on Vanguard News. 

Fri, 11 May 2018
SOME stakeholders of the All Progressives Congress, APC, in Anambra State yesterday tackled the Minister of Labour and Employment, Senator Chris Ngige over what they described as his distorted account of the crisis that trailed last weekend's ward congresses of the party.The post Anambra APC stakeholders tackle Ngige over ward congresses appeared first on Vanguard News. 

Fri, 11 May 2018
The family of a woman, Mrs. Comfort Godwin Sunday, who was allegedly killed by a policeman, Corporal Museliu Aremu, on September 16, 2015, at Ijegun area, Lagos, have sued the Attorney-General of the Federation, and five others and demanded N1 billion compensation.The post Woman sues AGF, 5 others over killing of husband by police in 2015 appeared first on Vanguard News. 

Fri, 11 May 2018
The Awujale and paramount ruler of Ijebuland, Oba Sikiru Adetona, yesterday, lamented that politicians in the country have muzzled traditional rulers and whittled down their influence.The post How politicians muzzled traditional rulers ' Awujale appeared first on Vanguard News. 

Fri, 11 May 2018
FOLLOWING the recent ban on production of cough syrup with codeine, Governor Aminu Masari of Katsina State, yesterday, urged the Federal Government to extend the ban to tramadol and other controlled drugs to break the link between the demand and supply chain.The post CODEINE: Extend ban to tramadol, others, Masari urges FG appeared first on Vanguard News. 

Fri, 11 May 2018
IMO State Governor, Rochas Okorocha has been tagged a doomed and weeping governor.The post Okorocha doomed, cries everyday'Ohakim appeared first on Vanguard News. 

Fri, 11 May 2018
A group of stakeholders in the Ekiti State chapter of the All Progressives Congress, APC yesterday called for direct primaries as the only way to go in resolving the imbroglio over the nomination of the party's candidate.The post Ekiti: APC chieftains want direct primary appeared first on Vanguard News. 

Fri, 11 May 2018
The National Identity Management Commission, NIMC, said it plans to enrol and issue National Identity Numbers (NIN) to 70 million Nigerians before the end of 2019.The post NIMC plans to bring 70m citizens into the payments system by 2019 appeared first on Vanguard News. 

Fri, 11 May 2018
Union Bank of Nigeria (UBN) Plc has recorded N5.4 billion profit before tax, PBT, for the first quarter, Q1, ended March 31, 2018, representing 16 percent increase compared to N4.7 billion recorded in Q1'17.The post Union Bank posts N5.4bn profit before tax in Q1'18 appeared first on Vanguard News. 

Fri, 11 May 2018
Super Eagles midfielder, Ogenyi Onazi said the Eagles will be in a good frame of mind to confront England on June 2 as the match and others lined up for the national team will boost their confidence for the World Cup starting June 16.The post 2018 FIFA WC: England friendly will give Eagles psychological boost ' Onazi appeared first on Vanguard News. 

Fri, 11 May 2018
THE United Arab Emirates' on-going military invasion and occupation of the four islands and two islets that make up the Yemeni archipelago of Socotra is causing ripples in the world, but not so its intrusions into Africa.The post The Emirates widening appetite for colonialism appeared first on Vanguard News. 

Fri, 11 May 2018
Rewa is a self-taught artist and her art is mainly women-inspired. 'I never received formal art training; I am self-taught and developed my innate talent from a very early age. My preferred medium of acrylics and watercolours on cartridge paper provides the immediacy, proximity and transparency to express my most personal experiences and influences living []The post Women-inspired Art by Rewa appeared first on The Spark. 

Fri, 11 May 2018
Modupe Araromi, also known as Dupcie, is a marketing communications professional and I make customised and inspirational pillows. She says, when asked about how she started, 'Growing up, I had a short attention span for anything 'serious' but found out I was crafty and the ability to do things that related to crafts came easily. []The post Meet Modupe The Designer of Customised Pillows appeared first on The Spark. 

Fri, 11 May 2018
Opposition to the All Progressives Congress, APC, got a fillip yesterday, when the Chief Olusegun Obasanjo-inspired Coalition for Nigeria Movement, CNM, collapsed into the African Democratic Congress, ADC, with the aim of enthroning a new generation of leaders in the country.The post Buhari, APC taking Nigerians for fools, says Obasanjo as CNM melds with ADC appeared first on Vanguard News. 

Fri, 11 May 2018
A political group, South East Political Summit, SEPS, has regretted the lack of selfless leaders in the south east, blaming the situation on lack of political awareness and apathy among the people of the region.The post SEPS bemoans dearth of selfless leaders in SEast appeared first on Vanguard News. 

Fri, 11 May 2018
LAGOS'Officials of the Lagos State Building Control Agency, LASBCA, and pressmen were, yesterday, attacked during demolition of a two-storey building under construction in Mushin axis.The post Hoodlums attack Lagos officials, pressmen during two-storey building demolition appeared first on Vanguard News. 

Fri, 11 May 2018
ICE President Yemi Osinbajo yesterday held closed-door meeting with Governor Rochas Okorocha of Imo State and some political stalwarts in the state over the recent ward congresses of the All Progressives Congress, APC, in which the governor lost out and blamed it on 'funny politics.'The post Osinbajo wades into Imo APC crisis appeared first on Vanguard News. 

Fri, 11 May 2018
THE Federal Government has appealed to Kwara State government to provide land to enable it complete the second phase of the 1000 housing units designed for the state.The post FG seeks land to complete 1000 housing units in Kwara appeared first on Vanguard News. 

Fri, 11 May 2018
States in the South-South region of the country received N206.25 billion, the highest allocation from the Federation Accounts Allocation Committee, FAAC, in the first quarter of 2018, according to data released yesterday by the Nigeria Extractive Industries Transparency Initiative, NEITI.The post FAAC: South-South states received N206bn allocation in 3 months 'NEITI appeared first on Vanguard News. 

Fri, 11 May 2018
ABUJA'FEDERAL Government has committed a total sum of N300 billion for construction and reconstruction of various highways across the country under the Economic Recovery and Growth Plan, ERGP, Minister of Power, Works and Housing, Mr. Babatunde Fashola has said.The post ERGP: FG commits N300B to road projects'Fashola appeared first on Vanguard News. 

Fri, 11 May 2018
IJAW youths under the Ijaw Youths Council, IYC, Central Zone, yesterday, protested against perceived persistent investigation into the Oil Prospecting License, OPL 245, popularly known as Malabu Oil Deal, warning that they would no longer tolerate the persecution of the owner, Chief Dan Etete, under any guise.The post Ijaw youths threaten to cripple oil operations over Malabu investigation appeared first on Vanguard News. 

Fri, 11 May 2018
Governor Akinwunmi Ambode of Lagos State, has called on the World Bank to consider partnership with the state government, in funding key projects in transport, energy and water sectors, saying such collaboration would not only impact positively on the economy of the state but the country at large.The post Ambode seeks World Bank's assistance in transport, energy, water sectors appeared first on Vanguard News. 

Fri, 11 May 2018
THE Management of Ibadan Electricity Distribution Company Plc, IBEDC, yesterday, decried the spate of assault on its staff whilst carrying out their lawful duties, following a recent attack of its staff by a customer at Olukotun Area, Idi-Orogbo, Yawiri Area in Ibadan.The post IBEDC decries spate of attacks on staff, secures judgement on assault case, vandals appeared first on Vanguard News. 

Fri, 11 May 2018
The Lagos State Government has said that a total of 6,462 residents with proven business ideas had so far benefitted from the N5.22 billion released through the Employment Trust Fund in the last one year.The post 6,462 benefit from N5.22bn Lagos ETF in one year appeared first on Vanguard News. 

Fri, 11 May 2018
FOLLOWING the reported death of over 900 inmates in prisons across Nigeria in 2016, a human rights and justice reform organisation, Citizens United for the Rehabilitation of Errants, CURE-Nigeria, has called on Nigeria Prisons Service, NPS, Nigeria Police and other detaining agencies in the country to report all deaths of persons in their custody for independent investigation into the causes of death.The post Deaths in detention: NPF, NPS tasked on reports appeared first on Vanguard News. 

Fri, 11 May 2018
DAYS after the controversial ward congresses of Imo All Progressives Congress, APC, a new commissioner of Police, Mr. Dazuki Galadanchi, has taken over from Mr. Chris Ezike.The post Aftermath of congresses: Imo CP Ezike out, Galadachi in appeared first on Vanguard News. 

Fri, 11 May 2018
THE Federal Government has implored state governments to respect terms of reference of its road infrastructure within their domains, saying it has no objection to their assistance in developing federal roads.The post FG implores state govts to respect terms of reference on federal roads appeared first on Vanguard News. 

Fri, 11 May 2018
Minister of Power, Works and Housing, Mr. Babatunde Fashola, yesterday in Lagos, disclosed plans by the Federal Government to reactivate weighbridges across the country, as a result of dilapidated state of the roads caused mainly by heavy duty trucks.The post FG to reactivate weighbridges, toll gates appeared first on Vanguard News. 

Fri, 11 May 2018
THE Nigerian Content Development and Monitoring Board, NCDMB, and the Oil Producers Trade Section, OPTS, the umbrella body of major international and indigenous operating oil companies, Wednesday in Lagos, signed a Service Level Agreement, SLA, aimed at shortening the often protracted industry contracting cycle.The post NCDMB, OPTS sign agreement to shorten oil industry contracting cycle appeared first on Vanguard News. 

Fri, 11 May 2018
TEACHERS in public primary and secondary schools in Abia State have suspended their one month old strike embarked on to protest several months of unpaid arrears of salaries and allowances by the State Government.The post Abia teachers suspend one-month strike appeared first on Vanguard News. 

Fri, 11 May 2018
MEMBERS of a Pan-Yoruba socio-cultural group campaigning for the restructuring of Nigeria, Yoruba KO'YA Movement, yesterday, accused Speaker of the Ogun State House of Assembly, Mr. Suraj Adekunbi of shunning the group the when it visited the state assembly complex to submit a protest letter.The post Ogun Assembly Speaker shuns pro-restructuring group appeared first on Vanguard News. 

Fri, 11 May 2018
A Federal High Court in Ibadan, yesterday, struck out the suit filed against Oyo State Independent Electoral Commission, OYSIEC,and others challenging elections into newly-created wards in Oyo State.The post COUNCIL POLL: Court strikes out suit against OYSIEC appeared first on Vanguard News. 

Fri, 11 May 2018
Women and Youth Support Group, WAYS, for 'ATIKU 2019' National President, Princess Kemi Adesanya-Eboda, has said the focus of WAYS is to mobilise the support of women and youths across the country for Atiku Abubakar's presidential ambition in 2019 election.The post 2019: WAYS seeks women, youths' support for Atiku appeared first on Vanguard News. 

Fri, 11 May 2018
NATIONAL Vice-Chairman of the All Progressives Congress, APC, South-West, Chief Pius Akinyelure has described the Senator representing Ondo North, Prof. Ajayi Boroffice as a good representative of the state in the National Assembly.The post APC vice chairman commends Boroffice over effective representation appeared first on Vanguard News. 

Fri, 11 May 2018
Crisis is now brewing in the Social Democratic Party (SDP), as former Deputy Governor, Mr. Bisi Omoyeni has indicated his intention to boycott the party's governorship primary election holding today (Thursday) over allegations of fraud and manipulations by party top hierarchy.The post SDP Primary: Ex-Ekiti Deputy Gov boycotts, wants poll annulled appeared first on Vanguard News. 

Fri, 11 May 2018
BASKING in the euphoria of the successful conduct of its governorship primaries in Ekiti State, the PDP has said that victory was certain for the party in the July 14 governorship election in the state.The post PDPll win Ekiti ' National Vice-Chairman appeared first on Vanguard News. 

Fri, 11 May 2018
The Senate has appealed the nullification of the suspension of Senator Ovie Omo-Agege by the Federal High Court in Abuja on Thursday.The post Breaking: Senate appeals nullification of Omo-Ageges suspension appeared first on Vanguard News. 
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