NIGERIA NEWSPAPERS: TODAY’S VANGUARD NEWSPAPER HEADLINES [21 AUGUST, 2018].

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SERAP to Ajimobi: Repair Ayefele’s Fresh FM building or face legal action
Tue, 21 Aug 2018
Socio-Economic Rights and Accountability Project, (SERAP) has sent an open letter to Senator Abiola Ajimobi, Governor, Oyo State requesting him to ‘immediately halt all further eviction and demolition of Fresh FM building and to show full respect for the safety and dignity of residents and owner of Fresh FM. We also urge you to immediately begin repairs of the Fresh FM building and to adequately compensate the radio station and its owner and publicly guarantee non-repetition.’Continue
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FG earmarks N700m to rebuild schools, clinics in Benue
Tue, 21 Aug 2018
Makurdi’Executive Director, Presidential Committee on Victim Support Fund, Professor Sunday Ochoche, has disclosed that the committee earmarked N700 million for the reconstruction of destroyed public institutions in Benue State.Continue reading FG earmarks N700m to rebuild schools, clinics in Benue at Vanguard News.
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Akume’s kinsmen pledge loyalty to Ortom
Tue, 21 Aug 2018
The political battle for the soul of Benue State between the Senator George Akume-led All Progressives Congress, APC, and Governor Samuel Ortom of Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, has taken a dramatic turn as the kinsmen of the embattled senator of Jemgbagh extraction, comprising Gboko, Buruku and Tarka, yesterday, pledged their unalloyed support for the governor ahead of the 2019 elections.Continue reading Akume’s kinsmen pledge loyalty to Ortom at Vanguard News.
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Tambuwal, Saraki angry over Tinubu’s undiluted truth ‘ Lauretta Onochie
Tue, 21 Aug 2018
Lauretta Onochie, President Muhammadu Buhari’s Aide on Social Media has said that the Sokoto State governor Aminu Tambuwal and President of the Senate, Dr. Saraki are having fits over the undiluted truth spoken by the All Progressives Congress, APC, fearless national leader, Asiwaju, Chief Bola Tinubu.Continue reading Tambuwal, Saraki angry over Tinubus undiluted truth Lauretta Onochie at Vanguard News.
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When the worst of the best is better than the rest
Tue, 21 Aug 2018
The set theory is a commonsensical heritage of arithmetics. By defining a selection from a universe as a set, it makes value judgments that could relate to the mass. The Economist Intelligence Unit, the research arm of the highly prestigious Economist newsmagazine experiments with the set theory every year. To execute its livability survey, it selects 140 cities out of millions of cities across the world. This means a set of 140 cities out of a million plus universe of cities.Continue reading Wh
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Court stops Masar, others from excommunicating Bighoro, Ekakpamre community president-general
Tue, 21 Aug 2018
OTOR UDU- A Delta State High Court sitting at Otor Udu has restrained the senior spokesman of Ekennwharen Street, Ekakpamre community, Chief Alfred Masar and six others in Ughelli South Local Government Area, from excommunicating and preventing the President-General of the community, Prince Victor Bighoro and members of Ishere/Shere and Korhe families from entering the town.Continue reading Court stops Masar, others from excommunicating Bighoro, Ekakpamre community president-general at Vanguard
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NAHCON holds special prayer for Nigeria on Mount Arafat
Tue, 21 Aug 2018
Saudi Arabia’A national prayer was held on the plains of Arafat yesterday by members of the NAHCON Ulama team.Continue reading NAHCON holds special prayer for Nigeria on Mount Arafat at Vanguard News.
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Should we surrender to dictatorship
Tue, 21 Aug 2018
IWAS worried when I saw a presenter on a breakfast show engaging a senator during an interview session last week.The intelligent and highly professional lady was very aggressive and combative that morning. She would not allow the Senator’s thoughts flow with intermittent and hostile interjections such that the interviewee who was very soft spoken almost lost his cool insisting she let him make his point.Continue reading Should we surrender to dictatorship’ at Vanguard News.
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Localised trippings not our responsibility, TCN tells DISCOs
Tue, 21 Aug 2018
ABUJA’Transmission Company of Nigeria, TCN, said, yesterday, that localised trippings in networks of electricity Distribution Companies, DISCOs, was not its responsibility.Continue reading Localised trippings not our responsibility, TCN tells DISCOs at Vanguard News.
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Osinbajo, Ayogu Eze meet in Aso Rock
Tue, 21 Aug 2018
ABUJA’VICE President Yemi Osinbajo, yesterday, held a private meeting with former Chairman of Senate Committee on Works in the 7th Senate, Senator Ayogu Eze, at the Presidential Villa, Abuja.Continue reading Osinbajo, Ayogu Eze meet in Aso Rock at Vanguard News.
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2019: I’m under pressure to run for Senate’Ngige
Tue, 21 Aug 2018
MINISTER of Labour and Employment, Senator Chris Ngige has said that stakeholders across the South East geo political zone were pressuring him to run for the senate in 2019, explaining that he was giving it a serious consideration.Continue reading 2019: I’m under pressure to run for Senate’Ngige at Vanguard News.
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Biafra inauguration: BZF leader, 50 members arrested
Tue, 21 Aug 2018
ENUGU’LEADER of Biafra Zionists Federation, BZF, Barr Benjamin Onwuka was yesteray arrested in Enugu with 50 members over another attempt to enter Enugu State Government House for inauguration of Biafra.Continue reading Biafra inauguration: BZF leader, 50 members arrested at Vanguard News.
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Wadada berates zoning arrangement in Nasarawa
Tue, 21 Aug 2018
ALL Progressives Congress, APC governorship aspirant in Nasarawa State, Alhaji Aliyu Wadada, has faulted the idea of zoning elective offices saying it should be jettisoned because it is ‘undemocratic.’Continue reading Wadada berates zoning arrangement in Nasarawa at Vanguard News.
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Military kills 21 militant herdsmen, loses soldier in Benue operation
Tue, 21 Aug 2018
Makurdi’Force Commander of Operation Whirl Stroke, a military spike operation to end herdsmen, farmers crisis in Benue State, Major-General Adeyemi Yekini, has said the force killed 21 herdsmen along Gbajimba-Akor-Tomatar axis of Guma Local Government Area of the state in the last three weeks of its operation, while it lost one soldier.Continue reading Military kills 21 militant herdsmen, loses soldier in Benue operation at Vanguard News.
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Sound Sultan drops new video
Tue, 21 Aug 2018
Popular Nigerian song writer, singer and rapper Olanrewaju Fasasi popularly known as Sound Sultan has released a new music video titled `Naija Jungle’.Continue reading Sound Sultan drops new video at Vanguard News.
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Oba of Benin urges National Assembly to embrace peace
Tue, 21 Aug 2018
THE Oba of Benin, Omo N’ Oba Ewuare II, has urged members of the National Assembly to embrace peace and focus on the development of the country as contained in their respective political party manifestos.Continue reading Oba of Benin urges National Assembly to embrace peace at Vanguard News.
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Aftermath of Igbo traders’ exit: C’River commences coding of commercial vehicle, tricycle operators
Tue, 21 Aug 2018
CALABAR- FOLLOWING the relocation of many Igbo businessmen from Calabar and other parts of Cross River State to neighbouring Akwa Ibom and Ebonyi states, the Cross River State Government has introduced a new coding system on commercial vehicles, including tricycles plying the state to curb armed robbery, kidnapping and other crimes.Continue reading Aftermath of Igbo traders’ exit: C’River commences coding of commercial vehicle, tricycle operators at Vanguard News.
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NSIO debunks report on Abacha loot
Tue, 21 Aug 2018
The National Social Investment Office, NSIO, has distanced itself from a report on social media, giving an impression that disbursement of repatriated money by the Swiss Government, otherwise referred to as the Abacha Loot, will commence in October, with the TraderMoni Micro-Credit Loan Scheme.Continue reading NSIO debunks report on Abacha loot at Vanguard News.
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Buhari campaign attracts 1,000 affiliates’BCAN
Tue, 21 Aug 2018
NATIONAL Laison Officer of Bus Conductors Association, BCAN, of Buhari Campaign Organisation of Nigeria, BCO, Prince Israel Adeshola, weekend disclosed that over 1000 affiliate bodies have joined the BCO within the last three months.Continue reading Buhari campaign attracts 1,000 affiliates’BCAN at Vanguard News.
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Inside story of how Nigerian Navy personnel pilfered Tompolo N10bn property
Tue, 21 Aug 2018
WARRI- When ex-militant leader, Government Ekpemupolo, alias Tompolo, the Ibe-Ebidouwei of Ijaw nation, hounded underground by security agents, in an open letter to President Muhammadu Buhari in September last year, raised the alarm that security agents had been looting facilities at his Waterfront and Jetty in Warri, powers-that-be at the Nigerian Navy Ship, NNS Delta, Warri, summarily dismissed the allegation.Continue reading Inside story of how Nigerian Navy personnel pilfered Tompolo N10bn p
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We’re devastated by killing of Fr Akawu ‘ Catholic Church
Tue, 21 Aug 2018
ABUJA ‘Catholic Archdiocese of Abuja said, yesterday, it was devastated by news of the gruesome killing of Fr. Michael Akawu by unknown gunmen in Gwagwalada, a suburb of the Federal Capital Territory, Abuja.Continue reading Were devastated by killing of Fr Akawu ‘ Catholic Church at Vanguard News.
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Abuja court halts EFCC’s investigation of Benue accounts
Tue, 21 Aug 2018
ABUJA’Abuja Division of the Federal High Court, yesterday, restrained the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC, from conducting further investigations into the finances of Benue State.Continue reading Abuja court halts EFCC’s investigation of Benue accounts at Vanguard News.
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Why we’re proposing research, innovation fund ‘ FG
Tue, 21 Aug 2018
ABUJA’The Federal Government says it is proposing a new National Research and Innovation Fund Bill that would provide financial support for innovation and research.Continue reading Why were proposing research, innovation fund ‘ FG at Vanguard News.
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We’re worried over security in North-East ‘ FG
Tue, 21 Aug 2018
ABUJA’THE Federal Government, yesterday, raised the alarm that the security situation in the North-East geopolitical zone of the country was worrisome.Continue reading We’re worried over security in North-East FG at Vanguard News.
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NECO releases results; 71% score above 5 credits
Tue, 21 Aug 2018
Minna’National Examinations Council, NECO, has released the June/July 2018 Senior Secondary School Certificate Examinations, SSCE, with 71 percent of the candidates making five credits and above, inclu-ding English Language and Mathematics.Continue reading NECO releases results; 71% score above 5 credits at Vanguard News.
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Issa Aremu advocates issue-based politics
Tue, 21 Aug 2018
Ilorin’A Kwara State governorship aspirant on the platform of Labour Party, LP, and General Secretary of National Union of Textile, Garment and Tailoring Workers of Nigeria, NUTGTWN, Mr. Issa Aremu, has said the 2019 elections should be about issues of development and security not about persons and individuals.Continue reading Issa Aremu advocates issue-based politics at Vanguard News.
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Why Dogara’s people voted against Buhari’s man
Tue, 21 Aug 2018
Political stakeholders in Bogoro Local Government Area of Bauchi State have explained reasons for the isolated victory of the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, in the local government during penultimate weekend’s Senate by-election in Bauchi South Senatorial District.Continue reading Why Dogara’s people voted against Buhari’s man at Vanguard News.
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Stop Wike from buying judgment to stop election, APC cries out
Tue, 21 Aug 2018
The All Progressives Congress, APC, in Rivers State has accused Governor Nyesom Wike of desperation in his attempt to stop the release of the results of last weekend’s Port Harcourt State Constituency III by-election.Continue reading Stop Wike from buying judgment to stop election, APC cries out at Vanguard News.
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2019 Presidency: APC lists corruption allegations against Saraki
Tue, 21 Aug 2018
ABUJA’ All Progressives Congress, APC, said, yesterday, that Senate President, Dr. Bukola Saraki, would not pass integrity test to contest the 2019 presidential election because of the litany of corruption allegations against him.Continue reading 2019 Presidency: APC lists corruption allegations against Saraki at Vanguard News.
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Ajaokuta-Aladja rail project’ll boost mining activities-MAN
Tue, 21 Aug 2018
MINNERS under the auspices of Miners Association of Nigeria, MAN, have expressed optimism that the completion 154-kilometer Itakpe-Ajaokuta-Warri standard gauge line billed for commercial operations by September 2018 will boost mining activities in the minerals and mining sector.Continue reading Ajaokuta-Aladja rail project’ll boost mining activities-MAN at Vanguard News.
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3 killed as APC, PDP thugs clash in Bayelsa
Tue, 21 Aug 2018
YENAGOA’THREE persons were, yesterday, feared dead following a clash between thugs loyal to All Progressives Congress, APC, and Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, in Brass Local Government Area of Bayelsa State.Continue reading 3 killed as APC, PDP thugs clash in Bayelsa at Vanguard News.
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From the Hills to Marina Lagos (2)
Tue, 21 Aug 2018
IN attendance at the enthronement were the deputy governor of Ondo state, Chief Agboola Ajayi, Ondo state Commissioner for Information, Mr.Yemi Olowolabi and those who made the enthronement possible, Chief Wole Olanipekun SAN, Mr. Wole Okunfulire, Mr. Gbola Akinola, Sir Olu Okeowo, Dayo Egbeyemi, Otunba Solomon Ayodele Oladunni and others. Also present were Bishop Ephraim Adebola Ademowo and his wife, Mrs. Ranti Ademowo, the Bishop’s mother and his wife Professor Motunrayo F. Olumokaye, who
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Lagos moots compulsory health insurance scheme
Tue, 21 Aug 2018
The Lagos State Government is set to unveil its Compulsory Health Insurance Scheme that will avail Lagos residents access to quality healthcare.Continue reading Lagos moots compulsory health insurance scheme at Vanguard News.
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After 2 years, building NCDC is work in progress
Tue, 21 Aug 2018
After two years, building the Nigeria Centre for Disease Control is work in progress.Continue reading After 2 years, building NCDC is work in progress at Vanguard News.
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Man sent to jail for giving Police false infomation
Tue, 21 Aug 2018
UMUAHIA’AN Anambra State Magistrate’s Court sitting at Umunze, Orumba South Local Government Area has sentenced one Solomon Anusike, of Eziagu community, to six months imprisonment for giving Police false information.Continue reading Man sent to jail for giving Police false infomation at Vanguard News.
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Tinubu also complained of marginalisation by Buhari ‘ Saraki
Tue, 21 Aug 2018
THE spat between the All Progressives Congress, APC, National Leader, Asiwaju Bola Ahmed Tinubu, and Senate President, Bukola Saraki, got messier, yesterday, with Senator Saraki accusing Tinubu of attacking him because he opposed his proposed Muslim-Muslim ticket with President Muhammadu Buhari for the 2015 presidential election.Continue reading Tinubu also complained of marginalisation by Buhari ‘ Saraki at Vanguard News.
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Oyo Govt, Ayefele bicker over demolition of Music House
Tue, 21 Aug 2018
THE Oyo State government and popular gospel artiste, Evangelist Yinka Ayefele, yesterday, traded words over the demolition of Ayefele’s Music House.Continue reading Oyo Govt, Ayefele bicker over demolition of Music House at Vanguard News.
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Eidul-Adha: Let’s reflect on our socio-economic problems ‘ TMC
Tue, 21 Aug 2018
The Muslim Congress (TMC) has urgedNigerian Muslims to use the occasion of Eidul-Adha to reflect on the nation’s socio-economic problems, such as massive unemployment, rising incidence of poverty and insecurity of lives and property.Continue reading Eidul-Adha: Let’s reflect on our socio-economic problems ‘ TMC at Vanguard News.
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Akpabio happy with Ugwuanyi/Chime rapport in Enugu
Tue, 21 Aug 2018
FORMER Governor of Awka Ibom State and the Senator representing Ikot Ekpene Senatorial District in the National Assembly, Senator Godswill Akpabio has expressed delight with the relationship between Governor Ifeanyi Ugwuanyi of Enugu State and his predecessor Sullivan Chime.Continue reading Akpabio happy with Ugwuanyi/Chime rapport in Enugu at Vanguard News.
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FG to establish ERGP delivery units in six ministries
Tue, 21 Aug 2018
THE Federal Government has finalised arrangement to establish delivery units in six ministries to tackle the challenges faced by investors in the effective implementation of the Economic Recovery and Growth Plan, ERGP, of President Muhammadu Buhari’s administration.Continue reading FG to establish ERGP delivery units in six ministries at Vanguard News.
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Usoro elected NBA President
Tue, 21 Aug 2018
Mr Paul Usoro, SAN, has been elected President of the Nigerian Bar Association, NBA.Continue reading Usoro elected NBA President at Vanguard News.
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19 killed as Boko Haram hits Borno village
Tue, 21 Aug 2018
No fewer than 19 persons were, Sunday, killed at Malari village, Borno State, by Boko Haram insurgents.Continue reading 19 killed as Boko Haram hits Borno village at Vanguard News.
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Oshiomhole, Obaseki differ over primary election for candidates
Tue, 21 Aug 2018
BENIN’THE seeming cordial relationship between Governor Godwin Obaseki of Edo State and the National Chairman of All Progressives Congress, APC, may soon hit the rocks ahead of the coming primary election to pick candidates for the state and National Assembly elections.Continue reading Oshiomhole, Obaseki differ over primary election for candidates at Vanguard News.
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Senator fails to decamp to PDP at Udom’s endorsement rally
Tue, 21 Aug 2018
It was a huge disappointment for supporters of Governor Udom Emmanuel, yesterday, when Senator Etang Umoyo, who was touted to return to the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, failed to show up at the PDP Eket Senatorial District rally for the endorsement of the governor for a second term.Continue reading Senator fails to decamp to PDP at Udom’s endorsement rally at Vanguard News.
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PDP decries use of police, military in Rivers by-election
Tue, 21 Aug 2018
Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, has decried the alleged use of security forces, including special police and military units, by the All Progressives Congress, APC-led Federal Government in last weekend’s bye-election in Rivers State.Continue reading PDP decries use of police, military in Rivers by-election at Vanguard News.
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Emmanuel, Akpabio in war of words
Tue, 21 Aug 2018
The stakes in Akwa Ibom State were raised yesterday after Governor Udom Emmanuel waved aside threats from his predecessor, Senator Godswill Akpabio, to give his intention for a second term even as he flayed Akpabio for not building a single industry in the state.Continue reading Emmanuel, Akpabio in war of words at Vanguard News.
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Edo College of Agriculture staff, students protest one year closure
Tue, 21 Aug 2018
STAFF and students of the Edo State owned College of Agriculture, Iguoriakhi, in Ovia North East Local Government Area of the state, yesterday took to the streets of Benin City, protestig the non-payment of one year salaries arrears as well as the closure of the institution for over six months.Continue reading Edo College of Agriculture staff, students protest one year closure at Vanguard News.
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Umahi suspends collection of personal income tax in Ebonyi
Tue, 21 Aug 2018
GOVERNOR David Umahi of Ebonyi state, yesterday ordered the immediate suspension of the collection of Personal Income Tax and other illegal revenues from markets in the state.Continue reading Umahi suspends collection of personal income tax in Ebonyi at Vanguard News.
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Eid-el-Kabir : Obaseki seeks support to build prosperous state
Tue, 21 Aug 2018
The Edo state governor Mr. Godwin Obaseki has said his administration is consolidating on the prevailing peaceful atmosphere in the state which has engendered harmony among the various religious groups in the state just as he urged Muslim faithful to support his vision to build a prosperous state Continue reading Eid-el-Kabir : Obaseki seeks support to build prosperous state at Vanguard News.
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