NIGERIA NEWSPAPERS: TODAY’S VANGUARD NEWSPAPER HEADLINES [6TH AUGUST, 2018].

Today's Vanguard Newspaper, Sunday 25th November 2018
Today's Vanguard Newspaper, Sunday 25th November 2018

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Oshiomhole to meet Edo APC leaders over alleged neglect by Obaseki
Mon, 06 Aug 2018
National Chairman of All Progressives Congress, APC, Mr Adams Oshiomhole, will this week meet with leaders of the party in Edo State to address disenchantment among leaders over alleged abandonment by Governor Godwin Obaseki since his election as governor.Continue reading Oshiomhole to meet Edo APC leaders over alleged neglect by Obaseki at Vanguard News.
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2019: 10 Commissioners, SAs in Ondo set to dump APC
Mon, 06 Aug 2018
BARING any last minute change, no fewer than 10 Commissioners and Special Advisers in the Ondo State Executive Council will dump the All Progressives Congress, APC, for the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP; Labour Party LP; Social Democratic Party, SDP.Continue reading 2019: 10 Commissioners, SAs in Ondo set to dump APC at Vanguard News.
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Why Akpabio is defecting to APC
Mon, 06 Aug 2018
Last minute efforts to restrain the former governor of Akwa Ibom State, Senator Godswill Akpabio, from defecting to All Progressives Congress, APC, from Peoples Democratic Party, PDP were, yesterday, ongoing amidst mutual allegations between him and his successor, Governor Udom Emmanuel.Continue reading Why Akpabio is defecting to APC at Vanguard News.
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No right-thinking Nigerian’ll applaud what is going on in the country ‘Obasanjo
Mon, 06 Aug 2018
Former President, Chief Olusegun Obasanjo, said yesterday that no right thinking Nigerian would applaud the current situation in the country, adding that Nigeria deserved better.Continue reading No right-thinking Nigerianll applaud what is going on in the country ‘Obasanjo at Vanguard News.
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Money for Ogoni clean-up won’t be diverted, FG assures stakeholders
Mon, 06 Aug 2018
The Federal Government has assured stakeholders and residents of oil impacted Ogoni ethnic nationality of Rivers State that no part of the fund paid for the remediation process would be diverted for any other use.Continue reading Money for Ogoni clean-up won’t be diverted, FG assures stakeholders at Vanguard News.
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How leadership tussle fuelled Amassoma crisis in Bayelsa’Community leaders
Mon, 06 Aug 2018
STARTLING revelations have emerged on why the civil protest in Amassoma community in Southern Ijaw Local Government Area of Bayelsa State could not be nipped in the bud by the community leadership before it escalated, leading to the loss of lives and property.Continue reading How leadership tussle fuelled Amassoma crisis in Bayelsa’Community leaders at Vanguard News.
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MOSOP berates HYPREP over failure to commence Ogoni clean-up
Mon, 06 Aug 2018
Movement for the Survival of Ogoni People, MOSOP, has described the August 3, 2018 press briefing by Hydrocarbon Pollution and Remediation Project, HYPREP, in Port Harcourt as purposeless and a complete distraction.Continue reading MOSOP berates HYPREP over failure to commence Ogoni clean-up at Vanguard News.
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FG pledges to offset four months N-Power stipend backlog
Mon, 06 Aug 2018
THE Federal Government has promised to offset four months arrears of stipends it owed N-Power Build trainees, saying that it would launch a petty trader loan scheme called Trade Money.Continue reading FG pledges to offset four months N-Power stipend backlog at Vanguard News.
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EFCC begins investigation of Fayose, wife, others
Mon, 06 Aug 2018
STRONG indications emerged, yesterday, that the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC, has begun the investigation of Governor Ayodele Fayose of Ekiti State and his wife, Feyisetan, as well as his top aides.Continue reading EFCC begins investigation of Fayose, wife, others at Vanguard News.
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Alleged plot to remove Saraki as Senate President: APC, R-APC tango over plan to induce each senator with N50m
Mon, 06 Aug 2018
The All Progressives Congress, APC, and its splinter group, Reformed All Progressives Congress, R-APC, were yesterday locked in a war of words over alleged plans by the former to induce each senator with N50 million to forcibly reconvene, with a view to unseating the Senate President, Dr. Bukola Saraki.Continue reading Alleged plot to remove Saraki as Senate President: APC, R-APC tango over plan to induce each senator with N50m at Vanguard News.
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Osun gov poll: Adeleke, youth group bicker over certificate scandal
Mon, 06 Aug 2018
THE Campaign Organization of Senator Ademola Adeleke and an Osun state based social-political group, the Renewal Youth Movement, RYM, yesterday, engaged in a war of words over the alleged certificate scandal involving Senator Adeleke.Continue reading Osun gov poll: Adeleke, youth group bicker over certificate scandal at Vanguard News.
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Idahosa advises politicians to eschew bitterness
Mon, 06 Aug 2018
PRESIDING Archbishop of the Church of God International Incorporated, Mrs Margaret Benson-Idahosa, has called on politicians to eschew do-or-die politics by allowing the wishes of Nigerians to prevail in 2019 general election.Continue reading Idahosa advises politicians to eschew bitterness at Vanguard News.
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Troops kill 2 terrorists, prevent invasion of Borno village
Mon, 06 Aug 2018
A plan by Boko Haram terrorists to attack Malari village in Borno State was foiled, weekend, by troops of 222 Battalion, Operation Lafia Dole.Continue reading Troops kill 2 terrorists, prevent invasion of Borno village at Vanguard News.
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Linking me with any APC leader is like associating me with armed robbers ‘ Fayose
Mon, 06 Aug 2018
Governor of Ekiti, Ayodele Fayose on Sunday said that linking him with any All Progressive Congress (APC) leader is like associating with armed robbersContinue reading Linking me with any APC leader is like associating me with armed robbers Fayose at Vanguard News.
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Why Kano Deputy Gov resigned
Mon, 06 Aug 2018
Professor Hafiz Abubakar has on Sunday resigned his position as Deputy Governor of Kano state under the ruling All Progressive Congress APC.Continue reading Why Kano Deputy Gov resigned at Vanguard News.
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CBN moves to disburse lower currency denominations
Mon, 06 Aug 2018
THE CENTRAL Bank of Nigeria, CBN, has begun a process that would make the country’s lower currency denominations available to Nigerians.Continue reading CBN moves to disburse lower currency denominations at Vanguard News.
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Obaseki meets Japanese Ambassador, firms up talks on devt. partnership
Mon, 06 Aug 2018
The Edo State Governor, Mr. Godwin Obaseki has said that the state and the government of Japan are putting finishing touches to a partnership that will usher investment in infrastructure and human capital development, particularly vocational education, in the state. Continue reading Obaseki meets Japanese Ambassador, firms up talks on devt. partnership at Vanguard News.
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Lasaco launches claim settlement solution, free towing service
Mon, 06 Aug 2018
LASACO Assurance Plc has launched a claim settlement solution tagged ‘Lasaco Blue Response’ as well as free towing service for vehicles with severe damage.Continue reading Lasaco launches claim settlement solution, free towing service at Vanguard News.
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H2’18 Investors’ advisory: Partisan horse trading worsens equities outlook
Mon, 06 Aug 2018
AS the first half/ third quarter corporate earnings season peaks and the shape of equities’ fortunes at year end begin to emerge we present again the last series in the batch of investors’ guide to stock pick and overall portfolio positioning.Continue reading H2’18 Investors’ advisory: Partisan horse trading worsens equities outlook at Vanguard News.
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Nigeria world’s leading breeder of poverty
Mon, 06 Aug 2018
Managing Director/Chief Executive Officer of Sigma Pensions, Mr. Dave Uduanu, in this interview talks on challenges of investing part of the pension fund in infrastructure.Continue reading Nigeria world’s leading breeder of poverty at Vanguard News.
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Crdit Afrique MfB seals partnership deal with Gokada Rides
Mon, 06 Aug 2018
CREDIT Afrique Microfinance Bank has announced a strategic partnership with Gokada Rides Limited for the provision of affordable asset finance loans to qualified members of the public.Continue reading Crdit Afrique MfB seals partnership deal with Gokada Rides at Vanguard News.
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NBC pledges continued investment in glass bottle
Mon, 06 Aug 2018
NIGERIA Bottling Company, NBC, bottlers of Coca Cola has said it will continue to invest in glass bottles as content container for its brands as it is more environmentally friendly, and helps the consumer to have a healthier drink.Continue reading NBC pledges continued investment in glass bottle at Vanguard News.
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CAMA allows shareholders to be members of audit committee ‘ Adebisi
Mon, 06 Aug 2018
National Coordinator, Independent Shareholders Association, ISAN, Mr. Adeniyi Adebisi, in this interview with Financial Vanguard spoke on audit committee membership and the provision of CAMA as well as government policy that affects the petroleum marketing companies quoted on the Nigerian Stock Exchange, NSE.Continue reading CAMA allows shareholders to be members of audit committee Adebisi at Vanguard News.
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Can USSD Daily limit of N100, 000 checkmate fraud
Mon, 06 Aug 2018
The Central Bank of Nigeria, CBN, recently introduced guidelines for USSD transactions. Among other things the guidelines include daily limit of N100, 000 on USSD transaction, apparently in a bid to checkmate fraud through the channel. Some bank customers who spoke with Financial Vanguard shared the opinion about the limitContinue reading Can USSD Daily limit of N100, 000 checkmate fraud’ at Vanguard News.
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New insurance industry policy sidelines 40 companies
Mon, 06 Aug 2018
EXCEPT the National Insurance Commission, NAICOM, approves new insurance licenses, only nine insurance companies in Nigeria would be allowed to underwrite big ticket policies by next year, under the Tier-Based Minimum Solvency Capital, TBMSC, structure.Continue reading New insurance industry policy sidelines 40 companies at Vanguard News.
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Sterling Bank gross earnings up by 35%
Mon, 06 Aug 2018
STERLING Bank Plc has reported a 35.9 percent growth in gross earnings to N77.6 billion in the first half ended June 30, 2018 from N57.1 billion recorded in the corresponding period of 2017.Continue reading Sterling Bank gross earnings up by 35% at Vanguard News.
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Using Direct Debit to facilitate your business
Mon, 06 Aug 2018
ONE of the ways businesses reduce the risk of decline in revenue due to delayed payment for goods and services is the use of Direct Debit.Continue reading Using Direct Debit to facilitate your business at Vanguard News.
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Shareholders differ on imposition of fine by regulators
Mon, 06 Aug 2018
I think regulators are too harsh on companies with the numerous and high amount of fines they impose on companies. The money that companies pay as fine is shareholders own. So I feel regulators should be soft pedal on the fines they impose on companies. It is the employees that somehow flout some of these rules. Why should shareholders bear the brunt’ Also, the amount of fine they charge these companies need to be reviewed. For instance, the Central Bank of Nigeria, CBN, for a single offenc
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Safetrust posts N2bn gross earnings
Mon, 06 Aug 2018
SAFETRUST Mortgage Bank Limited posted over N2 billion in gross earnings for the Year 2017, representing 35 per cent growth for the same period in 2016.Continue reading Safetrust posts N2bn gross earnings at Vanguard News.
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Apapa traffic takes toll on Honeywell Flour’s financials
Mon, 06 Aug 2018
HONEYWELL Flour Mills Plc has released its financial results for the first quarter ended June 30, 2018, posting N17.7 billion revenue from net sales of flour, semolina, wheat meal, pasta and instant noodles products.Continue reading Apapa traffic takes toll on Honeywell Flour’s financials at Vanguard News.
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Keystone Bank shines at International Banker Awards, wins in 2 categories
Mon, 06 Aug 2018
Keystone Bank Limited, Africa’s most innovative banking service provider shone brightly at the International Banker Awards, 2018 as the lender emerged winner in two categories beating other nominees and carting away the prize for ‘Africa’s Best Customer Service Provider’ and ‘Nigeria’s Most Innovative Retail Bank of the year, 2018’Continue reading Keystone Bank shines at International Banker Awards, wins in 2 categories at Vanguard News.
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GNI unveils digital platform to drive retail sales
Mon, 06 Aug 2018
GREAT Nigeria Insurance Plc has deployeda digital platform known as GNIOnGO aimed at increasing its retail business sales.Continue reading GNI unveils digital platform to drive retail sales at Vanguard News.
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Govt policies: First Bank tasks ASHON to deepen market activities
Mon, 06 Aug 2018
FIRST Bank Nigeria Holding Plc, FBNH, has charged Association of Stockbroking Houses of Nigeria, ASHON, to deepen capital market activities in order to be able to influence government policies. The bank also backed the moves by ASHON to establish a commodity exchange, stressing that it will help in deepening the market.Continue reading Govt policies: First Bank tasks ASHON to deepen market activities at Vanguard News.
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2019 presidential election: A prognosis of regional body languages and alignments
Mon, 06 Aug 2018
As the 2019 general elections approach, perhaps we will have a situation where the eventual ruling party will be decided more by performance than tribal, religious or other primordial sentimentsContinue reading 2019 presidential election: A prognosis of regional body languages and alignments at Vanguard News.
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Illegality of impeachment and defection by legislators by Femi Falana, SAN.
Mon, 06 Aug 2018
The crisis of misgovernance in the country has been accentuated by the official impunity of members of the ruling class. Hence, the executive is justifying disobedience of court orders while legislators regularly suspend their colleagues and carry out impeachment of Governors outside the ambit of the Constitution. Even though it has been decided by the Court of Appeal that a legislative house lacks the power to suspend a legislator both chambers of the national assembly and state legislative hou
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2019: The man called Obiagha Alex Ubaka
Mon, 06 Aug 2018
Following the forthcoming 2019 election, many personalities have thronged into politics to declare their unflinching and questionable desire to vie for various positions. Continue reading 2019: The man called Obiagha Alex Ubaka at Vanguard News.
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Asaba 2018: Not missing the fine points
Mon, 06 Aug 2018
So much has been said about the difficult start to the 21st African Senior Athletics Championships holding in Asaba, Nigeria. In the main, the glitch was about the mix up in the provision of connecting flights for some country delegations to the host city.Continue reading Asaba 2018: Not missing the fine points at Vanguard News.
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Fayose, Fayemi and the rest of us in Ekiti
Mon, 06 Aug 2018
July 15,2018 was a red- letter day and a day of jubilation and rejoicing for the good people of Ekiti State. That was the day the INEC, through its returning officer, declared Dr. John Kayode Fayemi elected and returned as the governor of Ekiti State.Continue reading Fayose, Fayemi and the rest of us in Ekiti at Vanguard News.
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Of Saraki, Senate and Posterity
Mon, 06 Aug 2018
As a stakeholder in the Nigeria Project and member of the Nigerian 6th senate from 2007 to 2011, I am not only passionate but also very concerned about every step that is taken to strengthen the senate. It is one mission that has tasked the ingenuity of successive senate presidents since 1999Continue reading Of Saraki, Senate and Posterity at Vanguard News.
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Impact of cost of programming on Pay-Tv pricing
Mon, 06 Aug 2018
A little over three years ago, I was one of many Nigerians fuming at the upward price reviews made by MultiChoice, the leading Pay TV operator in the country. I believed, like many others, that the prices being charged for the service were extortionate.Continue reading Impact of cost of programming on Pay-Tv pricing at Vanguard News.
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Chip labour: Robots replace waiters in China restaurant
Mon, 06 Aug 2018
The little robotic waiter wheels up to the table, raises its glass lid to reveal a steaming plate of local Shanghai-style crayfish and announces in low, mechanical tones, “Enjoy your meal.”Continue reading Chip labour: Robots replace waiters in China restaurant at Vanguard News.
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Gov Okowa, Falilat, Okagbare, Ikhuoria shine at NOC Awards
Mon, 06 Aug 2018
Delta State Governor, Dr Arthur Ifeanyi Okowa, Sir Awoture Eleyae, Chief Falilat Ogunkoya-Omotayo, Blessing Okagbare-Igoteguonor, Sir Isaac Ikhuoria were among the Stars honoured by the Nigeria Olympic Committee at the weekend with the NOC Merit Award at the Events Centre, Asaba.Continue reading Gov Okowa, Falilat, Okagbare, Ikhuoria shine at NOC Awards at Vanguard News.
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Stallions to face Niger Saturday
Mon, 06 Aug 2018
The national Rugby team, The Stallions will be facing their Nigerien counterparts in an international friendly sanctioned by Rugby Afrique.Continue reading Stallions to face Niger Saturday at Vanguard News.
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Over 200 kids dazzle at Ibadan U-12 Volleyball clinic
Mon, 06 Aug 2018
It was a fanfare at the Lekan Salami, Ibadan volleyball courts last Saturday as over 200 kids drawn from the Oyo state capital and its environs participated in the maiden edition of the Southwest catch them young Under-12 Volleyball programme.Continue reading Over 200 kids dazzle at Ibadan U-12 Volleyball clinic at Vanguard News.
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Edo Govt’s strategy in fight against human trafficking data-driven ‘ Obaseki
Mon, 06 Aug 2018
The Edo State Governor, Mr. Godwin Obaseki, has said the state government is sincere about the fight against human trafficking and the challenges posed by the menace.Continue reading Edo Govt’s strategy in fight against human trafficking data-driven ‘ Obaseki at Vanguard News.
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Economies of NYSC and stranded Nigerians in diaspora
Mon, 06 Aug 2018
FINANCE Minister, Kemi Adeosun, has been in the eye of the storm lately, with the allegation that she forged an NYSC Exemption Certificate, to secure an earlier appointment, as a public servant in Ogun State.Continue reading Economies of NYSC and stranded Nigerians in diaspora at Vanguard News.
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The problem of retrogressive politics in Nigeria (3)
Mon, 06 Aug 2018
On the national stage, the preoccupation of Ahmadu Bello and his closest allies was to maintain and consolidate northern political domination of Nigeria, a mindset that has remained relatively unchanged among the dominant segment of the northern ruling elite till nowContinue reading The problem of retrogressive politics in Nigeria (3) at Vanguard News.
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I met women who had lost hope of having children’and they were just waiting to die ‘ Rasha Kelej
Mon, 06 Aug 2018
There is a need for men to come out and support their women, access the right information and the best candidate to help get access to information is the mediaContinue reading I met women who had lost hope of having children’and they were just waiting to die ‘ Rasha Kelej at Vanguard News.
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Lagos task force nabs 210 miscreants, impounds 125 okada, demolishes 98 shanties
Mon, 06 Aug 2018
Operatives of Lagos State Task Force have arrested at least 210 miscreants and impounded 125 motorcycles, popularly called okada, around Iludun Town, New Oko-Oba area of Agege, Lagos State.Continue reading Lagos task force nabs 210 miscreants, impounds 125 okada, demolishes 98 shanties at Vanguard News.
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