NIGERIA NEWSPAPERS: TODAY'S THE VANGUARD NEWSPAPER HEADLINES [18 MAY, 2018].


Below are the headlines found on The Vanguard Online Newspaper for today, Friday, 18 May, 2018.

Fri, 18 May 2018
AFederal High Court, Lagos, will today, hear the preliminary objection by First Bank of Nigeria Plc, in the contempt proceedings brought against the bank and its Chairman, Mrs. Ibukun Awosika, by Ejama community in Rivers State.The post Contempt: Court to hear preliminary objection by First Bank today appeared first on Vanguard News. 

Fri, 18 May 2018
AN expert in peace and conflict, human security and counter terrorism and a senior lecturer at the University of Nigeria, Nsukka, Dr Kingsley Udegbunam has said the Indigenous Peoples of Biafra, IPOB, proposed sit-at-home protests across the South East and South-South regions may not record total success in the midst of their proscription, their waning influence and the disappearance of Nnamdi Kanu.The post Why IPOB's sit-at-home order will fail'Udegbunam appeared first on Vanguard New 

Fri, 18 May 2018
No fewer than 13 persons have been killed in fresh attacks in four villages in Birnin Gwari, Kaduna State, and Ukemberagya community, Gaambe-Tiev council ward of Logo Local Government Area of Benue StateThe post 3 slaughtered by herdsmen, 10 killed by bandits in fresh Kaduna, Benue attacks appeared first on Vanguard News. 

Fri, 18 May 2018
OSOGBO'WHAT would have been a perfect denouement in the face-off between the Osun State Government and the authorities of Obafemi Awolowo University, OAU, Ile Ife, over unremitted taxes by the institution, has set a stage for a fresh round of controversies.The post Osun Govt. versus OAU: Untold story of tax brouhaha appeared first on Vanguard News. 

Fri, 18 May 2018
ABUJA'The controversy arising from the arrest of some alleged cultists in Kwara State and warning of blackmail against Senate President, Bukola Saraki, deepened yesterday as the Kwara State caucus in the House of Representatives and the Minister of Information, Alhaji Lai Mohammed, joined the fray.The post Saraki vs IGP: Kwara reps, Lai Mohammed, youths in verbal exchange appeared first on Vanguard News. 

Fri, 18 May 2018
Makurdi'Governor Samuel Ortom of Benue State, yesterday, said he desired re-election in 2019 but not in expense of spilling the blood of anyone.The post My re-election not worth spilling of blood ' Ortom appeared first on Vanguard News. 

Fri, 18 May 2018
THE newly inaugurated leadership of Ohanaeze Ndigbo Youth Wing, OYW, has called on the Indigenous People of Biafra, IPOB, not to go ahead with their threat to disrupt the Igbo Summit being planned by the leadership of Ohanaeze Ndigbo, urging them to give peace and dialogue a chance.The post Ohanaeze youths warn IPOB against disrupting Igbo summit appeared first on Vanguard News. 

Fri, 18 May 2018
The Nigeria Union of Petroleum and Natural Gas Workers (NUPENG) is worried about the delay in the passage of the remaining parts of the Petroleum Industry Bill, PIB, and called on the National Assembly to expedite action on the passage.The post NUPENG expresses concerns over non-passage of remaining parts of PIB appeared first on Vanguard News. 

Fri, 18 May 2018
MEMBERS of the Unity Forum of the All Progressives Congress, APC, in Oyo State have raised the alarm over alleged threat to their lives by people believed to be loyalists of Governor Abiola Ajimobi.The post OYO APC: Unity Forum write Buhari over threat to lives appeared first on Vanguard News. 

Fri, 18 May 2018
Ilorin'GOVERNOR Abdulfatah Ahmed of Kwara State has described as false and misleading, insinuations linking him and Senate President, Dr. Bukola Saraki, with the suspected cultists arrested in Ilorin, the state capital.The post Don't link me or Saraki with suspected cultists ' Gov Ahmed appeared first on Vanguard News. 

Fri, 18 May 2018
THE Nigerian Navy, yesterday, said it had acquired 179 high speed boats in the last one year to tackle insecurity in the Nigerian maritime environment.The post Maritime insecurity: Navy acquires 179 high speed boats appeared first on Vanguard News. 

Fri, 18 May 2018
THE current indefinite strike action by health workers under the aegis of the Joint Health Sector Unions, JOHESU, is an unwanted, negative development for us. The post Resolving the health workers' strike appeared first on Vanguard News. 

Fri, 18 May 2018
PRESIDENT Muhammadu Buhari, yesterday said cross-border crimes posed more challenges to the people and governments of the Economic Community of West African States, ECOWAS, sub-region.The post Cross-border crimes pose problems to ECOWAS ' Buhari appeared first on Vanguard News. 

Fri, 18 May 2018
EMINENT Nigerians including former President Olusegun Obasanjo, the Ooni of Ife, Oba Adeyeye Ogunwusi; the Alaafin of Oyo, Oba Lamidi Adeyemi, and other dignitaries converged in Ogun State to witness the presentation of staff of office to the new Olota of Ota, Oba Abdukabir Adeyemi Obalanlege.The post Amosun installs journalist as 20th Olota appeared first on Vanguard News. 

Fri, 18 May 2018
I am not going to allow you put me in a defensive. I would say I was fighting for my political survival and then there was a convergence of interest between him and I, in the sense that we shared the same platform and of course we campaigned together. Once I won, it gave him the momentum and that is what I keep telling people; you need to have strong candidates who can build up the momentum.The post Imo people are set to take back their state from Okorocha ' Chris Anyanwu appeared first on 

Fri, 18 May 2018
Despite the huge N500 billion mark up on the Federal Government's expenditure outlay in the 2018 Appropriation Bill as passed by the National Assembly earlier this week, the government is still going to hit budget surplus at end of the fiscal year as the price of oil shot up to $80 per barrel, yesterday, the highest since November 2014.The post Oil price hits $80 per barrel, highest since 2014 appeared first on Vanguard News. 

Fri, 18 May 2018
WORRIED by the increased attack on vessels berthed at the Lagos Ports Complex, LPC, the management of the Nigerian Ports Authority, NPA, has commenced moves to fish out the perpetrators.The post NPA moves to forestall vessel attacks at berths appeared first on Vanguard News. 

Fri, 18 May 2018
Super Eagles coach Gernot Rohr has admitted that his team may have no match winners, but team spirit and tactics will see them soar over their group D opponents at the FIFA World Cup in Russia.The post Countdown (27) FIFA WC: Team spirit will help us against Croatia, Iceland, Argentina ' Rohr appeared first on Vanguard News. 

Fri, 18 May 2018
Fresh facts have emerged on the recent dastardly armed robbery attack on five banks in Offa, Kwara state as the state chairman of the Association of Licensed Private Security Practitioners of Nigeria, Olusola Obadeyi, has indicted the police command,accusing it of inaction despite being briefed ahead of the attack'.The post Offa bank robbery: Association of Licensed Private Security indicts Police appeared first on Vanguard News. 

Fri, 18 May 2018
IAM in mourning, especially since the Monday, May 14, 2018 massacres when well trained soldiers and snippers deliberately picked out youths and children, and sent them to early graves.The post I mourn, not because I am Palestinian appeared first on Vanguard News. 

Fri, 18 May 2018
Oluwaseun S. Akinlo, also known as Adesosa, is a young Nigerian artist. The final year student of Fine and Applied Art at LAUTECH, Ogbomoso uses art as a form of expressing the bridge between man and his societal surrounding; it could be mystical, metaphysical, philosophical and surrealistic state of the mind. At first, I never []The post Abstract Art by Adesosa appeared first on The Spark. 

Fri, 18 May 2018
Oluwatobi Oreoluwa, also known as ICON, tells African stories through contemporary furniture design. On how he started, he says, 'Architecture was my first point of touch with furniture design, designing simple furniture for interior spaces for school projects and doing a course in woodwork. But it was during my industrial training I noticed a []The post Meet Oluwatobi The Contemporary Furniture Designer appeared first on The Spark. 

Fri, 18 May 2018
The Chief registrar of the Kwara State Judiciary yesterday asked the police to bring back some criminal suspects that were transferred to Abuja on Wednesday.The post Saraki Vs IGP: Kwara judiciary steps in, wants suspects returned to Ilorin appeared first on Vanguard News. 

Fri, 18 May 2018
Makurdi'Governor Samuel Ortom of Benue State, yesterday, said he desired re-election in 2019 but not in expense of spilling the blood of anyone.The post My re-election not worth spilling of blood 'Ortom appeared first on Vanguard News. 

Fri, 18 May 2018
FORMER Director-General, Nigerian Maritime Administration and Safety Agency, NIMASA , Prince Temi Omatseye, has called for unity among various ethnic groups in Warri to move the economy of the area and the state forward.The post Warri Summit: Ex-NIMASA DG urges unity for Warri devt appeared first on Vanguard News. 

Fri, 18 May 2018
PLATEAU State Governor Simon Lalong, yesterday, said he expected an improvement in the level of transparency in the distribution and sale of fertilizer for the 2018 farming season.The post Plateau govt flags off sales of subsidized fertilizer appeared first on Vanguard News. 

Fri, 18 May 2018
FORMER Senate Chief Whip and Chairman, National Contact Committee, Action Democratic Party, ADP, Senator Roland Owie, yesterday, said the change the ruling All Progressives Congress, APC, has brought to Nigerians were pains and anger.The post APC inflicting pains, anger on Nigerians 'Owie appeared first on Vanguard News. 

Fri, 18 May 2018
FORMER Governor of Anambra State, Mr. Peter Obi has called for attitudinal change towards education among Nigerians. He decried the subsisting situation of, 'the lack of treating education with the seriousness it deserves by classifying money spent on it as expenditure rather than investment'.The post Nigerians need change of attitude to education ' Peter Obi appeared first on Vanguard News. 

Fri, 18 May 2018
PETROLEUM and Natural Gas Senior Staff Association of Nigeria, PENGASSAN, has lauded the House of Representatives' call on the Federal Government to suspend the proposed sale of its shares in Nigerian Liquefied Natural Gas, NLNG.The post PENGASSAN lauds Reps' stance on NLNG sale appeared first on Vanguard News. 

Fri, 18 May 2018
THE crisis in the Imo State chapter of the All Progressives Congress, APC, escalated yesterday after leading chieftains of the party called on the national leadership of the party to expel Governor Rochas Okorocha from the party.The post Araraume, Uzodinma, Izunaso want Okorocha expelled appeared first on Vanguard News. 

Fri, 18 May 2018
THE Ebonyi State chapter of the All Progressives Congress, APC, yesterday after its State Working Committee/Stakeholders meeting in Abakaliki, condemned and rejected the purported zoning formula adopted by the Minister of Science and Technology, Dr. Ogbonnaya Onu and other members loyal to himThe post Ebonyi APC rejects zoning formula for Saturday's state congress appeared first on Vanguard News. 

Fri, 18 May 2018
MEMBERS of the Biafra Independence Movement, BIM, yesterday stated that no amount of intimidation or arrests of members by the Nigerian army would deter them from celebrating this year's Biafra anniversary and hoisting of Biafran flag in major cities across Biafra land on May 22, this year.The post Army can't stop us from hoisting Biafra flag on May 22'BIM appeared first on Vanguard News. 

Fri, 18 May 2018
SAPELE'SENATOR Ighoyota Amori has promised to give quality representation to the people of Delta Central Senatorial District when elected to represent the Senatorial district as a Senator in 2019.The post Amori assures Urhobos of quality representation appeared first on Vanguard News. 

Fri, 18 May 2018
LAGOS'The Federal Government has expressed helplessness over the continued killing of Nigerians in xenophobic attacks in South Africa.The post Xenophobic attacks: Efforts to stop killings in S-Africa not working FG appeared first on Vanguard News. 

Fri, 18 May 2018
The Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, councillorship aspirant of Oghara Ward II in the just concluded Delta State local government primaries, Brain Ehvwarieme, has appealed to the leadership of the party to return his stolen mandate to him.The post Give me my mandate ' Delta PDP councillorship aspirant appeared first on Vanguard News. 

Fri, 18 May 2018
The Minister of State, Petroleum Resources, Dr. Ibe Kachikwu, has lauded the Department of Petroleum Resources, DPR, for its strides towards achieving digital technological breakthrough in crude oil accounting through the deployment of the National Production Monitoring System (NPMS) platform.The post Kachikwu lauds DPR over digitalisation of crude account appeared first on Vanguard News. 

Fri, 18 May 2018
The Lagos high court has ruled that marriages conducted by Federal Registry, Ikoyi is not legally binding.The post Marriages conducted by Ikoyi registry not legally binding, court rules appeared first on Vanguard News. 

Fri, 18 May 2018
The All Progressives Congress (APC) has urged Muslims and all Nigerians to use the Ramadan period to pray for unity, peace, prosperity and general well-being in the country.The post Ramadan : APC felicitates with Muslims, calls for prayer nation's unity appeared first on Vanguard News. 

Fri, 18 May 2018
CRISIS in the All Progressives Congress, APC, in Ondo State deepened, yesterday, as a faction of the party has insisted on being recognisedahead of tomorrow's state congress.The post ONDO APC CONGRESS: Faction insists on recognition appeared first on Vanguard News. 

Fri, 18 May 2018
An Ijaw pressure group, Delta Ijaw Equity Group, DIEG, has thrown its weight behind the senatorial ambition of a former Speaker of Delta State House of Assembly, Mr Kent Omatsone, saying that of the three Itsekiri aspirant to the seat, Omatsone was most acceptable to the Ijaws of Delta South senatorial district.The post 2019: Delta Ijaw drums support for Itsekiri senatorial aspirant appeared first on Vanguard News. 

Fri, 18 May 2018
A former member of House of Representatives, Chief Bernard Ochepa, has declared his intention to contest the chairmanship position of Benue State All Progressives Congress, APC, in the forthcoming state congress of the party.The post Ex-Reps member joins Benue APC chairmanship race appeared first on Vanguard News. 

Fri, 18 May 2018
Katsina State Government has begun the recruitment of 5,000 teachers for its primary schools, saying it will be based on merit, devoid of sentiments, including political affiliation.The post Katsina begins recruitment of 5,000 primary school teachers appeared first on Vanguard News. 

Fri, 18 May 2018
THE Commissioner of Police in Enugu State, Mr Mohammed Danmallam, has called for the co-operation of all residents in the state in order to build a vibrant and result-oriented community-policing framework.The post Enugu CP advocates vibrant community policing appeared first on Vanguard News. 

Fri, 18 May 2018
THEVice Chairman,OTraffordSquash Club, Marina Lagos, Mr. Taye Ige, has sent words of congratulations to the Chairman of the Club, Mr. Remi Adeseun on his election as the President of Ogbomosho Pivotal Club over the weekend.The post Ige salutes Adeseun after emerging Ogbomoso Pivotal Club President appeared first on Vanguard News. 

Fri, 18 May 2018
The Lagos Chamber of Commerce and Industry, LCCI, has called for a ban on exportation of woods from Nigeria.The post LCCI seeks ban on wood exportation appeared first on Vanguard News. 

Fri, 18 May 2018
Shell Nigeria Gas, SNG, Limited has increased its domestic gas distribution capacity by 150 per cent, from 42 million standard cubic feet per day (mmscft/d) in December 2017 to 102mmscft/d in May 2018.The post Shells domestic gas distribution rises by 150% in 6 months appeared first on Vanguard News. 

Fri, 18 May 2018
The Naira yesterday depreciated by 45 kobo to N361.22 per dollar in the Investors and Exporters (I&E) window of the foreign exchange market. The post Naira depreciates to N361.22/$ in I&E window appeared first on Vanguard News. 

Fri, 18 May 2018
Malam Isa, you have paid your dues; if you think you have to resign because I can't be generous enough to allow you go to school, it means you don't know me; you will not resignThe post Unusual pardon: A note of gratitude to Shettima appeared first on Vanguard News. 

Fri, 18 May 2018
The increase in tobacco tax would lead to a reduction in cigarette consumption and, inadvertently, a reduction in industry revenue. It is expected that money not spent on tobacco products will be spent on other goods and services, hence increasing revenues in other sectors of the economy.The post A note on the economic implications of the new Tobacco Tax Policy appeared first on Vanguard News. 
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