NIGERIA NEWSPAPERS: TODAY’S VANGUARD NEWSPAPER HEADLINES [2ND AUGUST, 2018].

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Photos: Buhari, Rochas Okorocha, others APC govs meeting
Thu, 02 Aug 2018
PRESIDENT Muhammadu Buhari last night met behind closed-doors with the All Progressives Congress, APC Governors at the First Lady’s Conference Hall, Presidential Villa, Abuja.Continue reading Photos: Buhari, Rochas Okorocha, others APC govs meeting at Vanguard News.
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Saraki should resign as Senate President ‘ Oshiomhole
Thu, 02 Aug 2018
The Federal Government in its first formal response to the gale of defections from the ruling All Progressives Congress, APC, yesterday described the exit of Senate President, Dr. Bukola Saraki, as a good riddance that would remove obstacles to the delivery of good governance.Continue reading Saraki should resign as Senate President ‘ Oshiomhole at Vanguard News.
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We can’t ask states to employ you, FG tells 136, 000 N-Power beneficiaries
Thu, 02 Aug 2018
LAGOS’THE Federal Government, said yesterday, that it will not impose the absorption of 136,000 youths currently employed as Teaching Assistants, under its N-power programme in various states across the country, once the first phase expires in December.Continue reading We can’t ask states to employ you, FG tells 136, 000 N-Power beneficiaries at Vanguard News.
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Getting business loans from banks Wema Bank (1)
Thu, 02 Aug 2018
We now resume the series on banks’ loan and other financial services offer to SMEs, which we paused a few weeks ago to address some other small businesses financial intelligence issues.Continue reading Getting business loans from banks Wema Bank (1) at Vanguard News.
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How ‘vote buying’ is new rigging method ‘ Observer group
Thu, 02 Aug 2018
An election observer and monitoring group, Yiaga Africa, has described vote buying as a new way of elections rigging by politicians in Nigeria.Continue reading How ‘vote buying’ is new rigging method ‘ Observer group at Vanguard News.
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Abuja forces behind impeachment plot against Gov. Ortom ‘ Secondus
Thu, 02 Aug 2018
National Chairman of the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, Prince Uche Secondus has stated that the plot by eight members of the Benue state House of Assembly to serve impeachment notice on Governor was being propelled by forces in Abuja.Continue reading Abuja forces behind impeachment plot against Gov. Ortom Secondus at Vanguard News.
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C-River drivers protest as transport agencies fight over levies
Thu, 02 Aug 2018
CALABAR’There was pandemonium in Calabar, Cross River State, yesterday, as two government agencies accused themselves of sponsoring crisis and stage-managing protests in the state.Continue reading C-River drivers protest as transport agencies fight over levies at Vanguard News.
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Abia Assembly to enlighten security operatives on anti-open grazing law
Thu, 02 Aug 2018
THE Speaker of the Abia State House of Assembly, Mr. Chikwendu Kalu has disclosed that the lawmakers would enlighten the security operatives on the state’s anti-grazing law.Continue reading Abia Assembly to enlighten security operatives on anti-open grazing law at Vanguard News.
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Investigate alleged polarisation, neglect of soldiers in N-East, CD tells Buhari
Thu, 02 Aug 2018
CAMPAIGN for Democracy, CD, has asked President Muhammadu Buhari to investigate alleged polarisation of the military into North/South and Christian/Muslim divides.Continue reading Investigate alleged polarisation, neglect of soldiers in N-East, CD tells Buhari at Vanguard News.
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S-South may sue FG over state’s allocation deductions ‘A-Ibom A-G
Thu, 02 Aug 2018
THE Attorney- General and Commissioner for Justice, Akwa Ibom State, Mr. Uwemedimo Nwoko, has described the Federal Government’s deductions from monthly allocations due to states as a violation of the constitution on procedure for sharing revenue from the Federation Account.Continue reading S-South may sue FG over state’s allocation deductions ‘A-Ibom A-G at Vanguard News.
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Revoke BEDC’s operational licence, Delta consumers urge FG
Thu, 02 Aug 2018
RESIDENTS of Ughelli metropolis, Ughelli North Local Government Area, Delta State, yesterday, urged the Federal Government to revoke the operational licence of Benin Electricity Distribution Company, BEDC, decrying the high rate of estimated bills being imposed on them by the company.Continue reading Revoke BEDC’s operational licence, Delta consumers urge FG at Vanguard News.
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18 years non-completion: Residents protest, shut down Ogbomoso-Oyo-Ilorin road
Thu, 02 Aug 2018
HUNDREDS of residents in Ogbomoso area of Oyo State, yesterday, prevented vehicular movement on the busy Ogbomoso-Oyo-Ilorin road to protest non-completion of the road 18 years after the construction started.Continue reading 18 years non-completion: Residents protest, shut down Ogbomoso-Oyo-Ilorin road at Vanguard News.
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NUPENG suspends strike in A-Ibom as DSS, NNPC intervene
Thu, 02 Aug 2018
THE Nigeria Union of Petroleum and Natural Gas Workers, NUPENG, yesterday, announced the suspension of its industrial action in Akwa Ibom State following the interventions of the Director-General of Department of State Security Services, DSS, Mallam Lawal Daura and Group Managing Director of the Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation, NNPC, Dr. Maikanti Baru.Continue reading NUPENG suspends strike in A-Ibom as DSS, NNPC intervene at Vanguard News.
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756,000 PVCs unclaimed in Oyo ‘ REC
Thu, 02 Aug 2018
Resident Electoral Commissioner, in Oyo State, Mr. Mutiu Agboke, has appealed to owners of the 756,000 unclaimed Permanent Voter Cards, PVCs, to visit the Independent National Electoral Commission, INEC, offices across the state to collect them before the August 17 deadline.Continue reading 756,000 PVCs unclaimed in Oyo ‘ REC at Vanguard News.
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Obaship stool: Ex-monarch petitions Buhari, AG over detention
Thu, 02 Aug 2018
THE former traditional ruler of Olugbo of Ugbo in the oil-rich Ilaje communities in Ondo State, Dr. Adebanjo Mafimisebi has petitioned President Muhammadu Buhari, the Attorney General of the Federation and the Nigerian Bar Association, NBA, overthe continuous unlawful and illegal detention of some members of his family by the police despite a court judgment for their unconditional release.Continue reading Obaship stool: Ex-monarch petitions Buhari, AG over detention at Vanguard News.
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Tambuwal defects from APC, says it’s sanctuary for the corrupt
Thu, 02 Aug 2018
The wave of defections from the ruling All Progressives Congress, APC continued yesterday with the defection of Governor Aminu Waziri Tambuwal of Sokoto State alongside 18 members of the State House of Assembly to the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP.Continue reading Tambuwal defects from APC, says it’s sanctuary for the corrupt at Vanguard News.
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Hepatitis: Saving your liver from the stealth killer
Thu, 02 Aug 2018
THE liver is a large, meaty organ that sits on the right side of the belly. Weighing about three pounds in adulthood, the liver is reddish-brown in color and feels rubbery to the touch. Though it is the largest solid gland in your body, roughly the side of a football for teens, you can’t feel the liver, because it’s protected by the rib cage.Continue reading Hepatitis: Saving your liver from the stealth killer at Vanguard News.
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Okowa flays FG’s harassment of opposition leaders
Thu, 02 Aug 2018
ASABA’Governor Ifeanyi Okowa of Delta State, yesterday said that the incessant harassment of opposition leaders by security agencies was an indication of creeping dictatorship and inability of the All Progressives Congress, APC-led Federal Government to tolerate divergent political views.Continue reading Okowa flays FG’s harassment of opposition leaders at Vanguard News.
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Adeleke’s Certificate: Parties seek out of court settlement
Thu, 02 Aug 2018
There were strong indications yesterday that the legal tussle over the educational qualification of the PDP candidate, Senator Ademola Adeleke to stand for the election may be settled out of court. Two members of the party had dragged Senator Adeleke to court over what they claimed as his lack of the requisite educational qualification to fly the party’s flag in the election.Continue reading Adeleke’s Certificate: Parties seek out of court settlement at Vanguard News.
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Osun election: Court adjourns suit against Omisore
Thu, 02 Aug 2018
The Osun State High Court is sitting in Osogbo, the state capital yesterday, adjourned the further hearing on a suit filed by some members of the Social Democratic Party, SDP, seeking the nullification of the Congress that produced Senator Iyiola Omisore as the governorship candidate of the party.Continue reading Osun election: Court adjourns suit against Omisore at Vanguard News.
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Osun election: OPC demands robust, violence free campaigns
Thu, 02 Aug 2018
The Oodua People’s Congress, OPC, has charged politicians in the state to embrace robust campaigns ahead of the September 22nd Gubernatorial election in the State.Continue reading Osun election: OPC demands robust, violence free campaigns at Vanguard News.
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APC Senators move to reconvene
Thu, 02 Aug 2018
FOLLOWING what they described as abrupt adjournment of plenary till September 26 last week by Senate President, Dr. Bukola Saraki, there are strong moves by Senators of the All Progressives Congress, APC to force the Senate to resume and attend to some national issuesContinue reading APC Senators move to reconvene at Vanguard News.
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Breaking: Alhassan resigns from Buhari’s cabinet to vie for governorship
Thu, 02 Aug 2018
The minister of women affairs and social development, Senator Aisha Alhassan has resigned her position in order to contest the 2019 governorship election.Continue reading Breaking: Alhassan resigns from Buhari’s cabinet to vie for governorship at Vanguard News.
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BoI grants Promasidor N5.6bn facility
Thu, 02 Aug 2018
Bank of Industry (BoI) has granted a loan facility of N5.6 billion to Promasidor Nigeria Limited to support its expansion programmes.Continue reading BoI grants Promasidor N5.6bn facility at Vanguard News.
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Naira appreciates to N362.33/$ in I&E window
Thu, 02 Aug 2018
THE Naira, yesterday, appreciated to N362.33 in the Investors and Exporters (I&E) window in spite of 52 percent decline in the volume of dollars traded.Continue reading Naira appreciates to N362.33/$ in I&E window at Vanguard News.
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Heritage Bank reiterates support for MSMEs’ growth
Thu, 02 Aug 2018
Heritage Bank Plc has assured promoters of Micro, Small and Medium Enterprises (MSMEs) of support to enable them grow their businesses into generational conglomerates.Continue reading Heritage Bank reiterates support for MSMEs growth at Vanguard News.
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NEPC, NAFDAC to enforce proper packaging for fish exports
Thu, 02 Aug 2018
THE National Inland Waterways Authority (NIWA) has unfolded an inland waterways transportation master-plan capable of effectively jump-starting the much needed multi-modal transportation system in Nigeria.Continue reading NEPC, NAFDAC to enforce proper packaging for fish exports at Vanguard News.
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Apapa gridlock : Shippers Council plans truck transit park in Lagos
Thu, 02 Aug 2018
The Nigerian Shippers Council, NSC, has said it will deploy the Truck Transit Parks, TTP, project with Electronic Call-Up System, ECUPS, to end the endemic traffic gridlock which has locked down Lagos in the last few weeks.Continue reading Apapa gridlock : Shippers Council plans truck transit park in Lagos at Vanguard News.
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Anambra state partners S’African firm for 14,000 TEUs capacity ICD
Thu, 02 Aug 2018
The Anambra State government has entered into partnership with a South African company, Arup, to construct a 14,000 Twenty Equivalent Unit, TEUs capacity Inland Container Depot to be located at Ozubulu.Continue reading Anambra state partners S’African firm for 14,000 TEUs capacity ICD at Vanguard News.
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Stakeholders pledge support for Mustapha as ANLCA board Chairman
Thu, 02 Aug 2018
Stakeholders of the Association of Nigeria Licensed Clearing Agents, ANLCA, have affirmed their confidence in and pledged their loyalty to Alhaji Taiwo Mustapha as Chairman of the Association’s Board of Trustees, BOT.Continue reading Stakeholders pledge support for Mustapha as ANLCA board Chairman at Vanguard News.
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Selloff in Consumer Goods sector pushes stock market to shed 1.09%
Thu, 02 Aug 2018
The trading of stocks on the Nigerian Stock Exchange, NSE closed lower Wednesday, shedding 1.09 percent to halt uptrend of four consecutive trading days. The dip was aided by sell off in major Consumer Goods sectors, among others. The NSE All Share Index (ASI) was down by 404.95 absolute points, representing a dip of 1.09 percent, closing at 36,612.83 points.Continue reading Selloff in Consumer Goods sector pushes stock market to shed 1.09% at Vanguard News.
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Ship owners frown at multiple agencies interface with visiting ships
Thu, 02 Aug 2018
Ship owners in the country have frowned at the multiplicity of agencies calling at visiting ships contrary to global practices.Continue reading Ship owners frown at multiple agencies interface with visiting ships at Vanguard News.
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Executive lawlessness : Like Obasanjo, like Buhari
Thu, 02 Aug 2018
When Aso Rock accused former President Olusegun Obasanjo of masterminding the illegal ouster of five governors when he was in office, many Nigerians felt the Villa had a point.Continue reading Executive lawlessness : Like Obasanjo, like Buhari at Vanguard News.
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Re: Abia State: Enough is Enough
Thu, 02 Aug 2018
It was with my sincerest sympathies and pity for APGA’s Alex Otti that I read his infantile tirade against the governor, the government and the good people of Abia State, which he disguised as a speech of intent for his 2019 governorship ambition in Abia State, as published in ThisDay newspaper.Continue reading Re: Abia State: Enough is Enough at Vanguard News.
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Purported recall threat from a desperate House of Reps aspirant: The True Story
Thu, 02 Aug 2018
Thursday, the 26th day of July 2018 will ever remain memorable in the minds of Anambra East constituents as the day a desperado’s excesses and abuse of power was officially mitigated using the democratic instrument of the Legislature.Continue reading Purported recall threat from a desperate House of Reps aspirant: The True Story at Vanguard News.
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Asaba 2018 AAC: Events schedule altered to accommodate late arrivals
Thu, 02 Aug 2018
Technical officials of the 2018 African Athletics Championships were forced to alter the opening day events, following the late arrival of some countries to Asaba.Continue reading Asaba 2018 AAC: Events schedule altered to accommodate late arrivals at Vanguard News.
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D’Tigress World Cup Selection’ll Be Tough ‘ Ahmedu
Thu, 02 Aug 2018
With the stiff competition for the 12 available seats on the final flight to Tenerife, Spain for the 2018 FIBA World Cup among the 22 players presently in camp, the assistant coach of D’Tigress, Peter Ahmedu says picking the final squad will be a difficult task.Continue reading D’Tigress World Cup Selection’ll Be Tough ‘ Ahmedu at Vanguard News.
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Asaba 2018: Ethiopia wins first gold medal
Thu, 02 Aug 2018
Ethiopia’s Jamal Vime Mekonen became the first gold medal winner of the 21ST African Championships, when he clocked 29.09.17 seconds to win the men’s 10,000m in the final decided yesterday.Continue reading Asaba 2018: Ethiopia wins first gold medal at Vanguard News.
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I’m not bothered about criticism, says Okagbare
Thu, 02 Aug 2018
Africa’s 200 metres record-holder Blessing Okagbare says her career is not built on fans’ expectations, adding that she is not bothered by criticism.Continue reading I’m not bothered about criticism, says Okagbare at Vanguard News.
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English FA considers 2030 World Cup bid
Thu, 02 Aug 2018
The Football Association is considering putting England forward as a potential host for the 2030 World Cup, confirming on Wednesday it has approved a feasibility study into becoming Europe’s only bid.Continue reading English FA considers 2030 World Cup bid at Vanguard News.
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Burnley seek UEFA keeper dispensation after Pope and Heaton injuries
Thu, 02 Aug 2018
English Premier League side Burnley are to ask the European football governing body UEFA for a special dispensation to allow them to register another goalkeeper.Continue reading Burnley seek UEFA keeper dispensation after Pope and Heaton injuries at Vanguard News.
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ASAC Asaba 2018: Ethiopians win 10,000m gold, silver medals, Kenyan blames late arrival
Thu, 02 Aug 2018
Jemal Mekonnen and Andamlak Berta of Ethiopia on Wednesday won the first medals of the 21st African Senior Athletics Championships (ASAC) holding in Asaba, Delta.Continue reading ASAC Asaba 2018: Ethiopians win 10,000m gold, silver medals, Kenyan blames late arrival at Vanguard News.
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PENGASSAN elects Ogiemwonyi Addax branch chairman
Thu, 02 Aug 2018
MEMBERS of the Petro-leum and Natural Gas Senior Staff Association of Nigeria, PENGASSAN, in Addax Petroleum, have elected Chris Ogiemwonyi Jnr. as chairman for the second term of three years.Continue reading PENGASSAN elects Ogiemwonyi Addax branch chairman at Vanguard News.
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NBA PRESIDENCY: Obegolu backs Arthur Obi Okafor
Thu, 02 Aug 2018
Former Nigerian Bar Association, NBA, General Secretary, Chief Emeka Obegolu has urged lawyers to elect Chief Arthur Obi Okafor, SAN, as the next NBA President.Continue reading NBA PRESIDENCY: Obegolu backs Arthur Obi Okafor at Vanguard News.
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Will State police be the answer’ (2)
Thu, 02 Aug 2018
The proponents of state police claim to have learnt from the example of the SIECs and have gone ahead to propose aligning appointments to the top posts of state police to what obtains in the judiciaryContinue reading Will State police be the answer’ (2) at Vanguard News.
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Oshiomhole’s pleasant heresies(1)
Thu, 02 Aug 2018
It makes even better sense to insist that all members of a political party ‘and not just it’s so called self-anointed ‘stakeholders’- should determine who the party throws up for contestContinue reading Oshiomholes pleasant heresies(1) at Vanguard News.
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Williams advises graduands on greatness
Thu, 02 Aug 2018
CHIEF Executive Officer of Red Africa, Mr. Adebola Williams, has urged students to pay the price for greatness, adding that greatness and success do not come easy.Continue reading Williams advises graduands on greatness at Vanguard News.
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Okebukola urges students to be focused
Thu, 02 Aug 2018
FORMER Executive Secretary, National Universities Commission, NUC, Professor Peter Okebukola has charged students seeking admission into tertiary institutions to be focused, adding that when they eventually get admitted, they could be distracted by freedom on campusContinue reading Okebukola urges students to be focused at Vanguard News.
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Over 700 students to participate in career, life skills seminar
Thu, 02 Aug 2018
Over 700 students in Lagos and Ogun states have indicated interest in attending the two-day career mentoring and life skill seminar put together by nongovernmental organisation, Pyramid Educational Advancement Foundation.Continue reading Over 700 students to participate in career, life skills seminar at Vanguard News.
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