NIGERIA NEWSPAPERS: TODAY’S VANGUARD NEWSPAPER HEADLINES [14 JULY, 2018].

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Money rain in Ekiti as PDP, APC entice voters with cash
Sat, 14 Jul 2018
Ekiti election : As the residents of Ekiti state go to the polls today to elect their governor out of the 35 governorship candidates, the two leading political parties, the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, and the All Progressives Congress, APC, were yesterday engaged in a battle of the survival of the fittest as both parties showered prospective voters with cash.

Prospective voters were moving in their numbers yesterday to collection points set up by the PDP and the APC to collect cash in lieu of their votes today in the Ekiti election. The PDP was dispensing its cash to voters from the Government House, Ado Ekiti while the APC set up its own money base in a plush hotel along University Road (name withheld) from where party agents collected money for onward distribution to sub-distribution centres across the state. The governor of a nearby APC controlled state has been encamped in the hotel in the last few days Saturday Vanguard gathered. At the Government House, voters excluding civil servants and pensioners were collecting cash ranging from N4,000 to N5,000 after proving their identities with their Permanent Voters Cards, PVCs which will be used for the Ekiti election. A voter in Ward 11, Ado Local government Area who spoke but pleaded for anonymity, confirmed he had received what he called his ‘election money’ for the Ekiti election. His words: “ As you can see me here, we were called to come with our voters card to collect money in the Government House. You will show them your voters card and you will be given 4k or 5k , it depends.”

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There was no available reason for the variation in the sums being given. Civil servants and pensioners it was gathered were also getting their own money through the banks with some confirming receiving alerts. A civil servant who spoke said she received the credit alert last night on her mobile phone. “Yes, I saw the alert last night and even some of my colleagues have called me that they too saw the alert. Very sad that we are yet to receive our salary but government can give money for the Ekiti election.” A pensioner, who did not want his name mentioned said his wife in the United Kingdom (UK) called him to confirm that he received the credit alert. His words:” What I think the government did was to get the data of all pensioners in Ekiti and send them money because my wife called me from UK to say that she received credit alert of N7,000. “This morning, I got my alert too of the election money for the Ekiti election.” The APC on its part was also distributing cash through authorised agents who visited the hotel to collect to distribute to voters at different centres across the state. Trusted party leaders were being used by the APC for their own venture. A voter in the state confirmed being invited to receive his own money in the house of a former ranking official of the state government yesterday evening. Besides cash, the APC was also distributing rice to voters according to polling units Saturday Vanguard gathered last night.

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Nyiam to Buhari: Take cue from how Obama killed Osama bin Laden
Sat, 14 Jul 2018

Colonel Tony Nyiam, retired army Colonel, a member of the Presidential Advisory Committee, PAC that packaged the national conference but resigned midway following his altercation with the Edo Governor, Adams Oshiomhole during the committee’s public hearing in Benin in this encounter looks at the Nigerian state and expresses worries with the Buhari regime and the killings around Nigeria. He thinks the problem is not with the All Progressives Congress as a party but with Buhari and therefore urged the party to change its presidential candidate and go for a younger person. He also urged the party to change its logo which he says is similar to the logo of witches and wizards which spiritual effect he believes is affecting the country and responsible for so much blood-letting in the country. There is a security question in Nigeria. Strange things are happening around Nigeria; killings everywhere. Nigerians are troubled. No place is safe. What do you think is the problem with Nigeria? With all respect and since you have asked a very important question on the issue of existential threats we face as a people in Nigeria, I cannot but answer it much more truthful. I will begin by asking the question, is it not daily becoming obvious that the President , the Commander in Chief, that is, the chief protector of Nigerians has, by his own repeated commissions and omissions, become the most disturbing national security risk, that the All Progressives Congress, APC, in particular and Nigerians as a whole are presently taking. President Buhari’s administration is

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undoubtedly the most incompetent, nepotic, underminer of the rule of law that Nigeria has ever had. As if this jeopardy is not bad enough, the clear double standards in the tackling of the invasion of innocent Nigerian farming communities by Fulani herdsmen, foreign militia makes this administration complicit in the undermining of our national security, especially when the President himself, publicly said in the United Kingdom that those invaders were foreigners and yet nothing is being done about it. And to show you the double-standard, as publicly brought out by Columnist Olusegun Adeniyi, in his column on that Thursday, he said: “In April this year, while receiving in London, the Arch-Bishop of Canterbury, Justin Welby, who raised the issue of killings in Benue State at that time, President Buhari said, the problem is even older than us; it has always been there but now made worse by the influx of gunmen from the Sahara region to different parts of West African sub-region. They were trained and armed by President Muammar Gaddafi of Libya. When he was killed, the gunmen escaped with their arms and are part of Boko Haram and herdsmen. Now, why are they not declared terrorists if they are foreigners? They are foreigners and armed. Why then are IPOB members declared terrorists? Secondly, the same President Buhari had said earlier in a statement about the killings when he was receiving a delegation from Benue led by Governor Ortom, this was what Buhari said and I’m quoting Segun Adeniyi: Your Excellency, the governor and all the leaders here, I’m appealing to you to try to restrain your people. I assure you that the Police, the Department of State Services and other security forces have been directed to ensure that all those behind the mayhem get punished. I ask you in the name of God to accommodate your countrymen. Be assured I’m also worried about the situation. So, you can see the double standard and the pretense clearly. These countrymen are the Fulani/herdsmen militia.

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And this pretense by a Commander-in-Chief who holds the button and can press the button but who is condoning these things obviously makes him a national security risk and that is why it is not surprising that the Zamfara governor came out openly when his people were attacked to say that he is not the chief security officer.

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PDP consults with Obasanjo ahead of 2019 polls
Sat, 14 Jul 2018

The National Working Committee (NWC) of the Peoples Democratic Party(PDP) is to meet with former President Olusegun Obasanjo in Abeokuta on Saturday ahead of 2019 polls. The National Chairman of PDP, Uche Secondus, made this known in Abeokuta while addressing journalists after a meeting between the executive members of the party in Ogun and the PDP NWC. The Chairman who described Obasanjo as a “warrior” who had fought many battles, explained that the consultation had become necessary to get direction from the former president and tap from his wealth of experience.

Despite explanations by the Federal Government on how the recovered Abacha loot will be spent, Secondus picked holes in its management, alleging it was being arbitrarily distributed instead of being budgeted for.

The disbursement of the money to poor and vulnerable Nigerians, according to the Vice President, will begin this July.

Maryam Uwais, who heads the Social Investment Programme of the Federal Government explained recently that the Federal Government and the World Bank had signed an agreement to use the money to fund the SIP.

According to Uwais, 18 states, which have been enrolled, will benefit from the programme. They are Niger, Kogi, Ekiti, Oyo, Osun, Kwara, Cross River, Bauchi, Jigawa, Gombe, Benue, Taraba, Adamawa, Kano, Katsina, Kaduna, Nasarawa and Anambra.

The remaining 18 states have been excluded because the the state governments had not put in place the appropriate platform through which to implement the programme.

But Secondus insisted that : “Mother of all corruption is happening under Buhari’s government.

“This is the first time a government in Nigeria, not even under the military, that cash will be withdrawn from the bank and distributed to party cronies.

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” The Abacha returned loot is being shared by the incumbent government, without putting it in the budget,” he alleged.

Secondus gave assurance that the party would win the Saturday governorship election in Ekiti state.

The PDP chairman who alleged that there were plans by the All Progressives Congress(APC) to take Ekiti state by force, said ” no amount of intimidation can subvert the will of the people.”

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Apapa Gridlock: NPA suspends Maersk, Cosco, 2 other shipping lines for 10 days
Sat, 14 Jul 2018
Following the protracted strike by truck drivers at the Lagos Port Complex Apapa over movement of empty containers, the Nigerian Ports Authority, NPA, yesterday slammed a 10 day suspension on Maerskline shipping and three other shipping lines.The post Apapa Gridlock: NPA suspends Maersk, Cosco, 2 other shipping lines for 10 days appeared first on Vanguard News.
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2019: Delta ALGON adopts Okowa as sole guber candidate
Sat, 14 Jul 2018
ASSOCIATION of Local Government of Nigeria, ALGON, Delta State chapter, yesterday, adopted the state Governor, Senator Ifeanyi Okowa as the sole gubernatorial candidate of the political leadership of all local governments in the state for the 2019 general election.The post 2019: Delta ALGON adopts Okowa as sole guber candidate appeared first on Vanguard News.
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Death of female Corp member: Group urges Police to investigate Garki hospital
Sat, 14 Jul 2018
Citizens United for the Rehabilitation of Errants, otherwise known as CURE-Nigeria, has appealed to the Police to investigate the veracity of the allegation that General Hospital, Garki, refused to treat a deceased female Corps member, Linda Igwetu, who recently died of police gunshot wound.The post Death of female Corp member: Group urges Police to investigate Garki hospital appeared first on Vanguard News.
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FIRS rakes in N2.5 trn in six months
Sat, 14 Jul 2018
The Federal Inland Revenue Service (FIRS) has raked in N2.529 trillion from various taxes from January to June 2018.The post FIRS rakes in N2.5 trn in six months appeared first on Vanguard News.
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2019 Elections: NGO sensitizes political parties in Adamawa
Sat, 14 Jul 2018
Ahead of the 2019 general elections, a Non-governmental organisation, the International Republican Institute (IPI), supported by he United States Aid Development Agency, USAID has observed that all the political party manifestos used by all the political parties in Nigeria since the inception of democracy are undemocratic.The post 2019 Elections: NGO sensitizes political parties in Adamawa appeared first on Vanguard News.
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Bashir Yusuf, not our national chairman ‘PDM State chairmen
Sat, 14 Jul 2018
TWENTY-FIVE Chairmen of the state chapters of the Peoples Democratic Movement (PDM) yesterday disowned Ibrahim Bashir Yusuf, describing him as an impostor.The post Bashir Yusuf, not our national chairman ‘PDM State chairmen appeared first on Vanguard News.
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Wizkid ready to collaborate with soccer star, Drogba
Sat, 14 Jul 2018
London- based, Ivorian Afrobeat act, Afro B, featured Wizkid on the remix of his song ‘Joanna.’The post Wizkid ready to collaborate with soccer star, Drogba appeared first on Vanguard News.
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Sultan directs Muslim to look out for new moon of Zul-Qa’da
Sat, 14 Jul 2018
The Sultan of Sokoto, Alhaji Sa’ad Abubakar III, has requested Muslims to start looking for the new moon of Zulki’ida 1439AH from Friday July 13.The post Sultan directs Muslim to look out for new moon of Zul-Qa’da appeared first on Vanguard News.
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I have not defected yet, Sen. Sani tells Nigerians
Sat, 14 Jul 2018
Sen. Shehu Sani (APC-Kaduna) says he is yet to defect from the All Progressives Congress (APC) to any other party.The post I have not defected yet, Sen. Sani tells Nigerians appeared first on Vanguard News.
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Breaking: Vanguard wins best Newspapers website of the year
Sat, 14 Jul 2018
Vanguard Newspapers has won the median edition of 2018 NIOMA awards as the best Newspapers website of the year. The event is aimed at recognizing and celebrating key drivers of Nigeria’s online revolution.The post Breaking: Vanguard wins best Newspapers website of the year appeared first on Vanguard News.
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Bakare, Adeosun didn’t meet with Buhari ‘ Presidency
Sat, 14 Jul 2018
The Presidency Friday debunked the report that Pastor Tunde Bakare and the Minister of Finance, Mrs. Kemi Adeosun met behind closed doors with President Muhammadu Buhari at the Presidential Villa, Abuja.The post Bakare, Adeosun didnt meet with Buhari Presidency appeared first on Vanguard News.
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Ogun inmates get library for JAMB,WASCE, other exams
Sat, 14 Jul 2018
As part of efforts towards prison reformation and encourage literary among the prisons inmates in Ogun State, the Nigerian Prison authorities have commissioned a library for the inmates.The post Ogun inmates get library for JAMB,WASCE, other exams appeared first on Vanguard News.
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Ugwuanyi swears in panel members on monarch’s death
Sat, 14 Jul 2018
Governor Ifeanyi Ugwuanyi of Enugu State has sworn in a seven-man judicial commission of inquiry to unravel the remote and immediate causes of the recent civil disturbances that occurred in Ogbozinne Akpugo Autonomous community in Nkanu West Local Government Area of the state, which led to the death of the Traditional Ruler, HRH Igwe Stephen Nwatu, and destruction of property.The post Ugwuanyi swears in panel members on monarch’s death appeared first on Vanguard News.
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Ekiti election: Snatch ballot box, lose your hand; run with it, lose your legs ‘Police
Sat, 14 Jul 2018
Today, 667,064 eligible voters who have collected their PVCs out of 913, 334 registered voters are expected to file out across the 2,195 polling units spread across 177 wards in 16 local government areas of Ekiti State to elect a governor who would be saddled with the mandate of running the state for the next four years.The post Ekiti election: Snatch ballot box, lose your hand; run with it, lose your legs ‘Police appeared first on Vanguard News.
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APC unfazed, not in Coalition with any party
Sat, 14 Jul 2018
Earlier in the week, the Peoples Democratic Party PDP went into a coalition with the Reformed All Progressives Congress R-APC, a splinter group within the ruling APC, along with 38 other political parties, a development that has seen few other parties led by the Peoples Democratic Movement PDM forming themselves into a Coalition for Progressives Political Parties CPPP and consequently aligning with the ruling party.The post APC unfazed, not in Coalition with any party appeared first on Vanguard
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My worry- OBJ
Sat, 14 Jul 2018
By Emma Ujah, Abuja Bureau Chief Former President Olusegun Obasanjo has expressed worry over the army of unemployed youths in the country and on the African region, warning that it could be a disaster waiting to happen, if left unaddressed. He spoke at the on-going Annual Meetings of the African Import-Export Bank (Afreximbank), in Abuja,Read MoreThe post My worry- OBJ appeared first on Vanguard News.
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Supreme Court verdicts reveals Saraki’s qualities
Sat, 14 Jul 2018
The Supreme court earlier recently discharged and acquitted the Senate Present Bukola Saraki of the charges brought against him by the Federal Government.The post Supreme Court verdicts reveals Sarakis qualities appeared first on Vanguard News.
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Dstv, GOtv excited by Ronaldo’s transfer to Serie A
Sat, 14 Jul 2018
MultiChoice is gearing up to deliver some of the most action-packed football from the best players in the world, with the new and already momentous season kicking off in a few weeks.The post Dstv, GOtv excited by Ronaldo’s transfer to Serie A appeared first on Vanguard News.
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Martinez vows to field full squad against England
Sat, 14 Jul 2018
ROBERTO MARTINEZ insists he will not play another Belgium ‘B’ team against England on Saturday.The post Martinez vows to field full squad against England appeared first on Vanguard News.
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WORLD CUP THIRD PLACE PLAY-OFF: Southgate eyes spot next to Bobby More
Sat, 14 Jul 2018
ENGLAND will be forced to square off in the World Cup’s dreaded third place playoff today, days after football’s ‘trip home’ was cancelled.The post WORLD CUP THIRD PLACE PLAY-OFF: Southgate eyes spot next to Bobby More appeared first on Vanguard News.
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People see me as a playboy ‘ Lolu ex BBNaija housemate
Sat, 14 Jul 2018
Having worked as publicist for stars such as Tiwa Savage, Toke Makinwa and Joseph Benjamin, Ex Big Brother Naija housemate, Omololu Shomuyiwa,popularly known as Lolu, decided to participate in the third season of the reality show in search of a platform to project himself as a brand to reckon with. Since the show ended, the University of Ilorin graduate of Sociology has been working to that effect, albeit in a silent mode. In this interview, ‘the wordsmith of double wahala’ as he is re
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I am happy my kids are following in my footsteps ‘Mike Okri
Sat, 14 Jul 2018
According to the duo, while they were itching to delve into music, their dad advised them against such move, insisting that they must not allowed their passion to interfere with their education. Then, they were undergraduates of Computer Science and Accounting respectively at the Imo State University, Owerri. But upon their graduation in 2012, the identical twins immediately delved into music, and they have not looked back since then.The post I am happy my kids are following in my footsteps &#03
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How politicians threatened my life over jokes I cracked on stage ‘Omobaba1
Sat, 14 Jul 2018
That some Nigerian entertainers have received threats to their lives over the kind of content they produce is no news. Little wonder popular stand-up comedian, Omobaba1 wasn’t surprised when he received series of threats to his life over some of the jokes he has cracked on stage.The post How politicians threatened my life over jokes I cracked on stage ‘Omobaba1 appeared first on Vanguard News.
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The metamorphosis of Klint da Drunk
Sat, 14 Jul 2018
Afam Igwemba better known as Klint Da Drunk is no doubt one of the A list comedians of the Federal Republic of Nigeria.The post The metamorphosis of Klint da Drunk appeared first on Vanguard News.
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Phyno, Simi, Pasuma, others to headline ‘City of Friends’ concert
Sat, 14 Jul 2018
Indigenous rapper, Phyno, Joromi crooner, Simi, Oganla crusader, Pasuma, and Woju sensation are among artistes unveiled to headline the next edition of ‘City of Friends’ billed to hold in Lagos and Calabar in the coming weeks.The post Phyno, Simi, Pasuma, others to headline ‘City of Friends’ concert appeared first on Vanguard News.
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On her death bed, my mom begged me to write ‘Boss Up’- Chika Ike
Sat, 14 Jul 2018
Ever since 2005 when she landed her first movie role in the movie ‘Sweet Love’, Nollywood screen diva, Chika Ike, has positioned herself as a strong African woman who would never allow circumstances of life limit her.The post On her death bed, my mom begged me to write ‘Boss Up’- Chika Ike appeared first on Vanguard News.
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The Nigerian Jersey
Sat, 14 Jul 2018
Meet Dan Farron, the designer behind the viral Nigerian Jersey which sold out 3 million copies in 3 minutes. By Toyin Eleniyan Q: Tell us a little about your background and how you joined the Nike team in capacity of the design director’ A: Originally from Southeast London, I studied Fashion Design at University, []The post The Nigerian Jersey appeared first on The Spark.
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Masturbation: Mortal sin moral disorder
Sat, 14 Jul 2018
Masturbation is an intrinsically and seriously disordered act that constitutes a grave moral disorder -Excerpt from the Persona Humana: Declaration on Certain Questions Concerning Sexual EthicsThe post Masturbation: Mortal sin moral disorder’ appeared first on Vanguard News.
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Businessmen in court over N10.5m fraud charge
Sat, 14 Jul 2018
A businessman, Raheed Ademola, who allegedly obtained N10.5 million under false pretence, on Friday appeared before an Igbosere Magistrates’ Court in Lagos State.The post Businessmen in court over N10.5m fraud charge appeared first on Vanguard News.
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