NIGERIA NEWSPAPERS: TODAY’S VANGUARD NEWSPAPER HEADLINES [22 JUNE, 2018].

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APC chairmanship: Oshiomhole unopposed as govs head for consensus
Fri, 22 Jun 2018
ABUJA—The All Progressives Congress, APC, was last night putting finishing touches to tomorrow’s ‘coronation’ of Comrade Adams Oshiomhole as its new national chairman in the nation’s capital city that has been suffused in an air of political festivity.

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The pathway to a rancour-free convention was being paved by meetings here and there by governors and other major stakeholders to reduce tension by political gladiators whose aspirations may have been underpinned by projecting their interests in the new national executive. The focus of the meetings which were still on-going at press time, Vanguard gathered, was to ensure that a new executive is enthroned with as little rancour as possible. With security being tightened in all the major hotels in the capital city fully booked, it was no surprise that Abuja suburbs normally strange to the trappings of political entrepreneurs were yesterday having a new feel of entitlement to the political capital of the country with some of the hotels in the fringes raising their rates in anticipation of the influx. Ebri withdraws Oshiomhole’s triumph came after his only challenger for the office of national chairman, Mr. Clement Ebri stepped down from the contest. Ebri, a former governor of Cross River State forwarded a letter withdrawing from the contest to the National Convention Committee earlier, yesterday. He subsequently made his decision public in a press statement issued late yesterday.

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NASME, NASSI fault proposed 5% tax-cut for MSMEs
Fri, 22 Jun 2018

Operators in the Micro, Small and Medium Enterprises (MSMEs) sub-sector of the economy have faulted the planned five percent reduction in tax payable by small businesses in the country, claiming the reduction will have little or no impact on the sector. Recall that the Minister of Finance, Mrs. Kemi Adeosun, recently announced a proposal to amend the Company Income Tax aimed at reducing the rate of tax on MSMEs from 20 to 15 per cent. Reacting to the development in a chat with Vanguard, Prince Degun Agboade, President of National Association of Small and Medium Enterprises (NASME), noted that although the proposal is the outcome of NASME’s engagement with the National Tax Policy Review Committee constituted by the Minister, the 5% reduction fell below expectation. Agboade stated: “The action is just scratching the matter on the surface. There is nothing to be excited about on the proposed reduction because it falls far below our expectation. Five percent is not what we are asking for. What we want is a special tax and regulatory framework for MSMEs in which MSMEs will not be assessed under personal income tax. “The impact of the proposed reduction by the government will be minimal if not zero since the bulk of the MSMEs in Nigeria currently operate in the informal sector and most of them are outside the tax net. What government should be doing is to encourage all MSMEs register their businesses and are tax compliant, and bring all those that fall within the same category under the same tax regime. We are proposing a framework that will bring all businesses under the MSME sub-sector under a common tax umbrella. This should include harmonisation of all taxes, fees and levies .” Also reacting, Mr. Segun Kuti-George, Chairman, Nigerian Association of Small Scale Industrialists (NASSI), Lagos Chapter, said though the 5 percent reduction is a welcome development, a higher percentage reduction is desirable.

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C-River 2019: PDP chieftain set to challenge Ayade
Fri, 22 Jun 2018
Achieftain of the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, in Cross River State, Dr. Paul Udayi, yesterday, declared his intention to challenge incumbent Governor Ben Ayade for the governorship ticket in the 2019 election.The post C-River 2019: PDP chieftain set to challenge Ayade appeared first on Vanguard News.
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FG withholding Paris Club refund to starve Ekiti ‘ FAYOSE
Fri, 22 Jun 2018
GOVERNOR Ayodele Fayose of Ekiti State, yesterday raised the alarm that the Federal Government was deliberately withholding the release of the Paris Club refund to states purposely to prevent Ekiti State from using the money to pay arrears of workers’ salaries before the July 14 governorship election.The post FG withholding Paris Club refund to starve Ekiti ‘ FAYOSE appeared first on Vanguard News.
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Ooni of Ife, others bag awards as Ekiti Varsity holds convocation
Fri, 22 Jun 2018
THE Ooni of Ife, Oba Enitan Ogunwusi and other eminent Nigerians will bag honourary awards at the 23rd convocation ceremonies of the Ekiti State University, Ado Ekiti.The post Ooni of Ife, others bag awards as Ekiti Varsity holds convocation appeared first on Vanguard News.
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Enugu West: Onyekwelu dares Ekweremadu
Fri, 22 Jun 2018
FORMER regent of Agbadala/Aham Kingdom in Achi, Oji River Local Government Area of Enugu State, Chief Uche Onyekwelu has declared his interest to challenge the Deputy Senate President, Ike Ekweremadu for the senatorial ticket on the platform of the People’s Democratic Party, PDP.The post Enugu West: Onyekwelu dares Ekweremadu appeared first on Vanguard News.
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El-Zakzaky’s trial: Policeman killed as Shiites protest in Kaduna
Fri, 22 Jun 2018
Kaduna’At least one policeman was reportedly stoned to death, yesterday, as members of Islamic Movement of Nigeria, IMN, clashed with the Police in Kaduna.The post El-Zakzaky’s trial: Policeman killed as Shiites protest in Kaduna appeared first on Vanguard News.
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Abia community denies collecting N2m to organise reception for Ikpeazu
Fri, 22 Jun 2018
COMMUNITY leaders of Ode-Ukwu Autonomous Community in Osisioma Ngwa council area of Abia State have denied asking residents to contribute a N2 million fund to organize a reception for Governor Okezie Ikpeazu in appreciation of the various road projects he had completed in the area.The post Abia community denies collecting N2m to organise reception for Ikpeazu appeared first on Vanguard News.
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Why Nigerian varsities get poor global rating ‘ OKEBUKOLA
Fri, 22 Jun 2018
FORMER Chief Executive Secretary of the National Universities Commission, NUC, Prof. Peter Okebukola, yesterday, attributed poor funding as the cause of the low recognition being accorded the country’s universities globally.The post Why Nigerian varsities get poor global rating ‘ OKEBUKOLA appeared first on Vanguard News.
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Delta PDP members decamp to APC
Fri, 22 Jun 2018
No fewer than 1,000 members of Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, in federal ward 9/DSIEC Ward 14, in Ovwori axis of Sapele Local Government Area, Delta State, have burnt their membership cards, just as they decamped to the opposition, All Progressives Congress, APC, in the state.The post Delta PDP members decamp to APC appeared first on Vanguard News.
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FG to finance N1.950trn deficit through borrowing
Fri, 22 Jun 2018
The Federal Government said, yesterday, it would finance the N1.950 trillion deficits in the 2018 through borrowing from both domestic and international capital markets, informing that the borrowing plan would be forwarded to the National Assembly shortly.The post FG to finance N1.950trn deficit through borrowing appeared first on Vanguard News.
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Aba traders laud FG over electricity licence to Ariaria Market
Fri, 22 Jun 2018
IN an effort to boost power at the Ariaria International Market, Aba, Abia State, the Nigerian Electricity Regulatory Commission, NERC, has granted power generating licence to Ariaria Market Independent Power Plant Limited to generate 9.5 Megawatts for the market.The post Aba traders laud FG over electricity licence to Ariaria Market appeared first on Vanguard News.
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Adopt counter-cultural mindset, Enelamah charges entrepreneurs
Fri, 22 Jun 2018
MINISTER of Industry, Trade and Investment, Dr. Okechukwu Enelamah has charged entrepreneurs to adopt a counter-cultural mindset in order to become successful business gladiators. He made this known at an interactive session with the delegates of the 2nd Ausso Leadership Academy, ALA, Masterclass at the Entrepreneurs’ hub in Lagos.The post Adopt counter-cultural mindset, Enelamah charges entrepreneurs appeared first on Vanguard News.
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Old generation of Nigerians responsible for loss of moral values ‘ Afenifere leaders
Fri, 22 Jun 2018
LEADERS of the pan-Yoruba socio-political group, Afenifere, including Senator Femi Okurounmu, Senator Mojisoluwa Akinfenwa, Archbishop Ayo Ladigbolu and Prof Banji Akintoye, yesterday, accused the old generation of Nigerians of the dwindling fortunes of the country.The post Old generation of Nigerians responsible for loss of moral values ‘ Afenifere leaders appeared first on Vanguard News.
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NERC grants 9.5MW electricity generation, distribution licences to Ariaria Market
Fri, 22 Jun 2018
The Nigerian Electricity Regulatory Commission (NERC) has granted licence to Ariaria Market Independent Power Plant Limited to generate 9.5 megawatts (MWs) of electricity for Ariaria International market Aba, Abia State.The post NERC grants 9.5MW electricity generation, distribution licences to Ariaria Market appeared first on Vanguard News.
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Fuel Importation : Nigeria risks losing $561.2m in 2018 ‘ NPA
Fri, 22 Jun 2018
NIGERIA may lose $561.2million and N334.2 million revenue to indiscriminate approval of 50% rebate by Federal Government on importation of premium motor spirit, PMS, in 2018.The post Fuel Importation : Nigeria risks losing $561.2m in 2018 NPA appeared first on Vanguard News.
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Presidency, APC bent on stifling opposition ‘PDP
Fri, 22 Jun 2018
ABUJA’Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, has, for the umpteenth time, accused President Muhammadu Buhari and All Progressives Congress, APC, of deliberate moves to stifle opposition ahead of the 2019 general elections.The post Presidency, APC bent on stifling opposition ‘PDP appeared first on Vanguard News.
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2019: Youths drum support for Okowa, Igbakpa
Fri, 22 Jun 2018
YOUTHS in Oghara, Ethiope West LGA, Delta State, recently held a solidarity rally in which they marched through major streets across the council area, in what they termed, ‘Rally in Support of the Election of Mr Ben Igbakpa, as Member Representing Ethiope Federal Constituency in the House of Representatives, and the Re-election of Governor Ifeanyi Okowa, in 2019.’The post 2019: Youths drum support for Okowa, Igbakpa appeared first on Vanguard News.
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Ministers explain why President Buhari deserves second term
Fri, 22 Jun 2018
President Muhammadu Buhari deserves to be re-elected to build on the development foundation he laid in the first term, some cabinet ministers said on Thursday in Abuja.The post Ministers explain why President Buhari deserves second term appeared first on Vanguard News.
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What did you with 2016, 2017 budgets, Fayose asks President Buhari
Fri, 22 Jun 2018
Ekiti State Governor, Mr. Ayodele Fayose has said that President Muhammadu Buhari should be ashamed that he signed 2018 budget in June instead of blaming the National Assembly for performing its constitutional duties, asking ‘The previous budgets that he agreed with the National Assembly, what did he do with them’ Where are the impacts of 2016 and 2017 budgets”The post What did you with 2016, 2017 budgets, Fayose asks President Buhari appeared first on Vanguard News.
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Stop all appointments into LGCS, Almakura directs council Chairmen
Fri, 22 Jun 2018
THE Governor of Nasarawa state, Tanko Al-Makura yesterday directed the newly sworn in Local Government council Chairmen in the 13 councils to stop forth with appointment of principal officers into the councils until consultations with the party and stakeholders are made.The post Stop all appointments into LGCS, Almakura directs council Chairmen appeared first on Vanguard News.
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6,800 delegates to vote at APC Convention
Fri, 22 Jun 2018
No fewer than 6,800 delegates are expected to vote for aspirants contesting for positions in the National Working Committee of the All Progressives Congress (APC) at its National Convention on Saturday.The post 6,800 delegates to vote at APC Convention appeared first on Vanguard News.
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NACCIMA seeks urgent budget implementation by MDAs
Fri, 22 Jun 2018
Following the protracted delay in the passage and signing of the 2018 budget the Nigerian Association of Chambers of Commerce, Industry, Mines and Agriculture (NACCIMA), yesterday, called on all Ministries, Departments and Agencies of government to commence immediate implementation of the budget.The post NACCIMA seeks urgent budget implementation by MDAs appeared first on Vanguard News.
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Apapa traffic hikes container transport fee by 1100%
Fri, 22 Jun 2018
The chaotic traffic situation at the seaports in Lagos has resulted in about 1100 percent hike in the cost of transportation of imported goods from the ports in Apapa to surrounding towns in Lagos.The post Apapa traffic hikes container transport fee by 1100% appeared first on Vanguard News.
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The misunderstood Oweilaemi and Okowa-Otuaro (2)
Fri, 22 Jun 2018
Oweilaemi should feel obliged to abandon his two policies and draw inspiration from Yew’s Singapore The post The misunderstood Oweilaemi and Okowa-Otuaro (2) appeared first on Vanguard News.
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Re: Who is afraid of Oshiomhole
Fri, 22 Jun 2018
Iread with disgust, the aforementioned full-page advertorial by a group under the name of Benin National Council, published in the Vanguard of June 19, 2018.The post Re: Who is afraid of Oshiomhole’ appeared first on Vanguard News.
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Okorocha: Public Trust, Public Tears!
Fri, 22 Jun 2018
Governor Rochas Okorocha of Imo State recent yelling to the effect that no governor in Imo State’s history has either equaled or surpassed his records which enjoyed screaming headlines in the media has expectedly opened the Pandora’s box, triggering several questions: what informed this obvious misinformation, distortion of facts and awful attempts to re-write records of governance and public administration in Imo’The post Okorocha: Public Trust, Public Tears! appeared first on Va
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UPU: Taiga and the shame of Urhobos
Fri, 22 Jun 2018
OLOROGUN Moses Taiga, son of the respected Joseph Taiga Zeze, an Ijaw man from Kiagbodo who currently presents himself as a factional President General, PG, of the Urhobo Progressive Union recently recruited two mendacious surrogates, one Francis Ewherido and a politician by name Onokpasa, to gloss his history by trying vainly to re-write the patrilineal structure and nature of Urhobo society and history in their seperate articles titled: ‘Delta:season of omuru and umuta’ and ‘why
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Why June 12 is relevant to our nation
Fri, 22 Jun 2018
with the recent pronouncement of president Muhammadu Buhari, now every June 12, all Nigerians will have some spare family time to reflect on the fact that the power of democracy is always with the people, and that no matter how long it takes, the will of the majority shall always prevail.The post Why June 12 is relevant to our nation appeared first on Vanguard News.
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1market.ng to showcase Made-in-Nigeria goods online
Fri, 22 Jun 2018
To close the huge gap in accessing made-in-Nigeria products and services online by global and local consumers, one Nigerian leading IT service provider,Hi-Impact Solutions Limited has unveiled 1market.ng platform, a virtual market place.The post 1market.ng to showcase Made-in-Nigeria goods online appeared first on Vanguard News.
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I won’t put myself under pressure ‘ Uzoho
Fri, 22 Jun 2018
Super Eagles first-choice keeper, Francis Uzoho said he won’t allow the burden of expectations to weigh him down as the face a crucial test in today’s group D game against Iceland.The post I won’t put myself under pressure ‘ Uzoho appeared first on Vanguard News.
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Edewor backs out of race for NFF presidency
Fri, 22 Jun 2018
FORMER chairman of the defunct Abiola Babes Football Club of Abeokuta, Mohammed Edewor has put on hold his ambition to become the next president of the Nigeria Football Federation.The post Edewor backs out of race for NFF presidency appeared first on Vanguard News.
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Asaba 2018 AAC: Semenya, Mokoena make South Africa team
Fri, 22 Jun 2018
Afull-strength Preliminary Team has been unveiled by Athletics South Africa (ASA) for the 2018 CAA African Senior Championships to be held in Asaba, Delta State between 1-5 August.The post Asaba 2018 AAC: Semenya, Mokoena make South Africa team appeared first on Vanguard News.
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Football is not mathematics ‘ Onigbinde
Fri, 22 Jun 2018
Former Super Eagles’ chief coach Adegboye Onigbinde on Thursday at St Petersburg in Russia urged for more support for the senior national football team.The post Football is not mathematics Onigbinde appeared first on Vanguard News.
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I’m not one of Wimbledon favourites, insists Djokovic
Fri, 22 Jun 2018
Novak Djokovic may have won Wimbledon three times, but the former world number one insists he isn’t one of the favourites to land the All England Club crown this year.The post Im not one of Wimbledon favourites, insists Djokovic appeared first on Vanguard News.
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Argentina vs Croatia : ‘Catastrophe’, ‘humiliation’ press wails
Fri, 22 Jun 2018
Argentina’s media stuck the boot into Lionel Messi and his teammates on Thursday, branding the team’s World Cup defeat to Croatia a “catastrophe” and a “humiliation”.The post Argentina vs Croatia : Catastrophe, humiliation press wails appeared first on Vanguard News.
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Photos : Sad faces of Argentina fans
Fri, 22 Jun 2018
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Argentina vs Croatia : Lionel Messi’s World Cup dream going going
Fri, 22 Jun 2018
Lionel Messi’s World Cup dream was left hanging by a thread as Croatia powered into the last 16 with a 3-0 rout of Argentina here Thursday. The post Argentina vs Croatia : Lionel Messis World Cup dream going going appeared first on Vanguard News.
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France vs Peru : Mbappe savours ‘dream come true’ as France reach World Cup last 16
Fri, 22 Jun 2018
Kylian Mbappe said that playing at a World Cup was “a dream come true” after the teenager scored the winner in a 1-0 victory over Peru to send France into the last 16 on Thursday.The post France vs Peru : Mbappe savours dream come true as France reach World Cup last 16 appeared first on Vanguard News.
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BREAKING: Messi’s Argentina on brink of World Cup exit as Croatia qualify for knockouts
Fri, 22 Jun 2018
Argentina slipped to the brink of an embarrassing World Cup group-stage exit on Thursday after Croatia beat the South Americans 3-0 to progress to the last 16.The post BREAKING: Messis Argentina on brink of World Cup exit as Croatia qualify for knockouts appeared first on Vanguard News.
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Boxing legend Muhammad Ali’s $2.9 million estate for sale
Fri, 22 Jun 2018
Boxing legend Muhammad Ali’s 81-acre estate in rural southwestern Michigan, featuring a workout gymnasium that includes a boxing ring, is up for sale at just under $2.9 million.The post Boxing legend Muhammad Alis $2.9 million estate for sale appeared first on Vanguard News.
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Funes Mori leaves Everton for Villarreal
Fri, 22 Jun 2018
Everton’s Argentine defender Ramiro Funes Mori penned a four-year deal with La Liga’s Villarreal for an undisclosed fee on Thursday, ending a three-year stay on Merseyside.The post Funes Mori leaves Everton for Villarreal appeared first on Vanguard News.
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Kante ‘has 15 lungs’ says French teammate Pogba
Fri, 22 Jun 2018
Paul Pogba paid tribute to fellow midfielder N’Golo Kante after France sealed their place in the World Cup last 16 on Thursday, saying: “He has 15 lungs.”The post Kante has 15 lungs says French teammate Pogba appeared first on Vanguard News.
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Argentina vs Croatia : Caballero brings Croatia close to round of 16
Fri, 22 Jun 2018
A howler from Argentina’s Willy Caballero gifted Croatia a 1-0 second-half lead in their World Cup clash on Thursday — the latest in a string of goalkeeping errors in big matches.The post Argentina vs Croatia : Caballero brings Croatia close to round of 16 appeared first on Vanguard News.
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2018 Hajj fare less than last year’s’ IHR
Fri, 22 Jun 2018
The Independent Hajj Reporters (IHR), a Civil Society Organisation that monitors and reports Hajj activities, has said the 2018 Hajj fare is less than what pilgrims paid in 2017, urging State Muslim Pilgrims Welfare Boards and agencies to educate intending pilgrims on the development.The post 2018 Hajj fare less than last years’ IHR appeared first on Vanguard News.
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NAHCON trains state officials on E-hajj registration
Fri, 22 Jun 2018
The National Hajj Commission of Nigeria (NAHCON) has urged State Pilgrims’ Welfare Boards to ensure full compliance with the electronic Hajj (E-Hajj) registration system as part of the requirements demanded by the Saudi Arabian Hajj authorities for 2018 Hajj. This will ensure transparency, fair play, justice and equity in the entire Hajj operations.The post NAHCON trains state officials on E-hajj registration appeared first on Vanguard News.
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Islam is human right’ Sheikh Onike
Fri, 22 Jun 2018
The Chief Missioner of Nasrul-lahi-il-Fatih Society, NASFAT, Sheikh AbdulAzeez Onike, declared that the association will never allow the manipulation of religious textual scriptures to make Islam look anti-woman, stressing that Islam supports justice for all.The post Islam is human right’ Sheikh Onike appeared first on Vanguard News.
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Ambode urges Muslims not relent on prayers, charity Says: Lagos focused on Smart City Goal
Fri, 22 Jun 2018
Governor Akinwunmi Ambode, of Lagos State, has urged Muslims to continue he acts of charity and mutual understanding learned in Ramadan in order to reinforce relationship and unity among the diverse people of the state.The post Ambode urges Muslims not relent on prayers, charity Says: Lagos focused on Smart City Goal appeared first on Vanguard News.
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Perversion of Justice: LPPC suspends Nwobike from using SAN rank
Fri, 22 Jun 2018
The Legal Practitioners’ Privileges Committee, LPPC, has suspended a Senior Advocate of Nigeria, Mr. Joseph Nwobike from using the rank.The legal body, in a statement it issued Thursday night, equally stripped Nwobike who was convicted on corruption charges, of all other privileges attached to the prestigious rank.The post Perversion of Justice: LPPC suspends Nwobike from using SAN rank appeared first on Vanguard News.
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