NIGERIA NEWSPAPERS: TODAY’S VANGUARD NEWSPAPER HEADLINES [23 AUGUST, 2018].

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Why detained pro-Biafra women were barred from visitors ‘ Owerri Prison
Thu, 23 Aug 2018
OWERRI’OWERRI Prison Authority, yesterday confirmed that relatives of the 112 pro-Biafra women remanded in the prison were not allowed access to the women because documentation was still ongoing.Continue reading Why detained pro-Biafra women were barred from visitors Owerri Prison at Vanguard News.
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Oil price leaps to $74 per barrel as US inventory drops
Thu, 23 Aug 2018
Crude oil price has risen from $72.50 to $74.17per barrel in the international market as a result of limited inventories in the United States and Iran sanctions.Continue reading Oil price leaps to $74 per barrel as US inventory drops at Vanguard News.
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2019: Riverine coalition against Wike, upland dominance thickens
Thu, 23 Aug 2018
PORT HARCOURT ‘ THE campaign to end nearly 20 years dominance of Rivers State governorship by upland indigenes against riverine contenders in 2019 has broken partisan divides, foreclosing Governor Nyesom Wike and other upland aspirants from contesting. Continue reading 2019: Riverine coalition against Wike, upland dominance thickens at Vanguard News.
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Osinbajo, IBB, Tinubu others for book launch
Thu, 23 Aug 2018
In a bid to review Nigeria’s history on accountancy, statesmen across Nigeria are set to unveil a book titled, ”Revolution of Accountancy Profession in Nigeria: History of the Association of National Accountants of Nigeria (ANAN)” by Olumuyiwa Sosanya, at the Shehu Musa Yar’Adua Centre, Abuja, on Thursday, August 30, 2018.Continue reading Osinbajo, IBB, Tinubu others for book launch at Vanguard News.
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APC faction defies court order, hold congress in C’ River
Thu, 23 Aug 2018
CALABAR ‘ A faction of the All Progressives Congress, APC, led by Mr Clement Ebri, former governor of Cross River State, yesterday, defied an order of an Abuja High Court restraining the party from conducting state congress to elect new executives for the party in the state until hearing for the substantive matter scheduled for October 25, 2018.Continue reading APC faction defies court order, hold congress in C’ River at Vanguard News.
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2019: Oshimili Forum advises Okowa against imposition of candidates
Thu, 23 Aug 2018
A political pressure group, Oshimili South Progressive Forum, OSPF, has advised Governor Ifeanyi Okowa of Delta State against imposition of candidates, insisting that a level playing ground should be provided for all aspirants during primary election.Continue reading 2019: Oshimili Forum advises Okowa against imposition of candidates at Vanguard News.
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Tunokan re-elected Chairman, Maritime Workers Union
Thu, 23 Aug 2018
Chairman, Seafarers Unit, Excravos Chapter of Maritime Workers Union of Nigeria, Seamen and Water Transport branch, Ebami Tunokan, has assured members of the union of better welfare package in his next four years in office.Continue reading Tunokan re-elected Chairman, Maritime Workers Union at Vanguard News.
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Palliatives needed for importers
Thu, 23 Aug 2018
Over the years, we have shouted ourselves hoarse over the precarious situation of the Apapa ports infrastructure and the attendant traffic chaos. Unless efforts being made to address them begin to yield results the effects will be felt in the economy.Continue reading Palliatives needed for importers at Vanguard News.
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Regulatory provisions on crowd-funding underway
Thu, 23 Aug 2018
Regulatory provisions enabling companies in Nigeria to raise funds through crowd-funding is underway.Continue reading Regulatory provisions on crowd-funding underway at Vanguard News.
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Getting business loans from banks Wema Bank (3)
Thu, 23 Aug 2018
In the last two editions of this column we outlined some basic features of Wema Bank’s small businesses loan package, ‘myBusiness Account’ in the three variants – Bronze, Silver and Gold.Continue reading Getting business loans from banks Wema Bank (3) at Vanguard News.
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MSMEs’ potential impact on tax revenue is huge ‘ FOWLER
Thu, 23 Aug 2018
The Executive Chairman of the Federal Inland Revenue Service (FIRS), Mr. Babatunde Fowler, has stated that micro, small and medium enterprises (MSMEs) have the potential to greatly enhance the tax revenue profile of the country if adequately harnessed.Continue reading MSMEs potential impact on tax revenue is huge ‘ FOWLER at Vanguard News.
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Annan, Mr UN, joins the Saints
Thu, 23 Aug 2018
He had his flaws. We all do. After all, he was human like the rest of us. Even as the secretary general of the United Nations, he had his fair share of failures and even scandals, yet he was able, in the ten years he was on the saddle, to project not only himself but also the UN as the world’s conscience and moral arbiter.Continue reading Annan, Mr UN, joins the Saints at Vanguard News.
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Lagos community residents kill, eat python that swallowed goat
Thu, 23 Aug 2018
The quiet community of Ijanikin was thrown into a mini-tourist attraction as residents trooped in their numbers to catch a glimpse of a huge python that swallowed a goat. Some people later killed the snake, cut up and shared it among themselves.Continue reading Lagos community residents kill, eat python that swallowed goat at Vanguard News.
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Dangote calls for quality education funding, lauds El-Amin International School
Thu, 23 Aug 2018
Alhaji Aliko Dangote has urged other stakeholders in the sector to join hands with the government to fund education, adding that funding qualitative education goes beyond the government.Continue reading Dangote calls for quality education funding, lauds El-Amin International School at Vanguard News.
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Obaseki commends teachers for academic excellence
Thu, 23 Aug 2018
The Proprietress of Fastrack Group of Schools, Festac Town, Lagos, Mrs. Adesuwa Obaseki has commended the teachers for the consistent improvement made by the school in the area of academics, moral growth and social development, praising their commitment and quest to render qualitative and globally acceptable standards to students at all time.Continue reading Obaseki commends teachers for academic excellence at Vanguard News.
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This Tiny Pill Cures Bad Eyes Problems’ And Has Saved Thousands From Going Blind
Thu, 23 Aug 2018
I met with Doctor Patterson, possibly the best eye surgeon in Canada. As he conducted a test in my eyes, he looked up from his instrument and said”Mr. Ken, Im Afraid, Its Official. You Are Legally Blind!His words were no surprise. My vision had been troublesome all my life and, during the last year, had gotten exponentially worse. One eye was nearsighted, one eye was Glaucoma, both had astigmatism, both were scarred from sloppy radial keratotomy surgery and both eyes had cataracts obs
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Gunmen storm Akpabio’s country home ‘Aide
Thu, 23 Aug 2018
gunmen reportedly stormed the country home of Senator Godswill Akpabio, on Tuesday, around 7.30 p.m., in Akwa Ibom State, where he was holding a political meeting.Continue reading Gunmen storm Akpabio’s country home ‘Aide at Vanguard News.
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Don’t extort money from contractors, Ifowodo warns community youths
Thu, 23 Aug 2018
The Com-missioner representing Delta State on the board of Niger Delta Development Commission, NDDC, Dr. Ogaga Ifowodo, has warned youths in the region against extorting contractors to ensure speedy completion of the commission’s projects in their domains.Continue reading Don’t extort money from contractors, Ifowodo warns community youths at Vanguard News.
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Restructuring of Nigeria remains our focus- Ohanaeze
Thu, 23 Aug 2018
APEX Igbo organisation Ohanaeze Ndigbo has re-iterated that it would only identify with presidential candidates that are ready to restructure Nigeria.Continue reading Restructuring of Nigeria remains our focus- Ohanaeze at Vanguard News.
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2019 Presidency: We won’t micro zone ticket ‘ PDP
Thu, 23 Aug 2018
ABUJA’Ahead of the 2019 Presidential election, Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, has ruled out any possibility of micro zoning its ticket to a particular geo-political zone in the north.Continue reading 2019 Presidency: We won’t micro zone ticket ‘ PDP at Vanguard News.
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Arrest of 114 Igbo IPOB women cowardly ‘ Group
Thu, 23 Aug 2018
The Igbo Ekunie Iniative, IEI, a coalition of professionals in Nigeria and the Diaspora has described as cowardly, primitive and illegal the arrest of over 114 Igbo women over alleged Indigenous People of Biafra, IPOB activities, and called for their immediate release.Continue reading Arrest of 114 Igbo IPOB women cowardly Group at Vanguard News.
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Saraki: Benue govt, PDP call for Miyetti Allah leaders’ arrest
Thu, 23 Aug 2018
Makurdi’Benue State government, yesterday, expressed shock at the statement credited to a leading member of Miyetti Allah Cattle Breeders Association, MACBAN, Garus Gololo, who demanded that the Senate President, Dr Bukola Saraki, resigned his position or be forced out of office.Continue reading Saraki: Benue govt, PDP call for Miyetti Allah leaders arrest at Vanguard News.
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Ekweremadu reiterates call for single term for president, govs
Thu, 23 Aug 2018
ABUJA’DEPUTY Senate President, Senator Ike Ekweremadu has reiterated his call for a single term for the president and governors.Continue reading Ekweremadu reiterates call for single term for president, govs at Vanguard News.
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PDP flays Akpabio’s war cry on APC taking over A-Ibom
Thu, 23 Aug 2018
Uyo’The Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, has described a recent comment by Senator Godswill Akpabio on how his new party, the All Progressives Congress, APC, would take over the state, as an empty threat.Continue reading PDP flays Akpabios war cry on APC taking over A-Ibom at Vanguard News.
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Delta Economic Summit Group sets up global network of state indigenes
Thu, 23 Aug 2018
Delta Economic Summit Group (DESG) has created a platform called EcoVine which, among other things, contain a global list of indigenes and provides credible information about social and economic activities in the state. ‘EcoVine is open to Deltan professionals around the world; providing members with valuable social and economic information and networking opportunities. The platform gives Deltans an opportunity to become affiliate members of DESG at no cost’, the Group said.Continue re
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Diamond Bank disburses N1bn to SMEs
Thu, 23 Aug 2018
Diamond Bank Plc has announced its disbursement of over N1 billion under the cash flow-based small and medium enterprise (SME) lending scheme.Continue reading Diamond Bank disburses N1bn to SMEs at Vanguard News.
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Abuja multiple crashes leave 2 person in critical condition
Thu, 23 Aug 2018
ABUJA’No fewer than 14 persons were involved in a multiple auto accident along the Giri axis of the Abuja-Lokoja Expressway in Gwagwalada Area Council of the FCT, yesterday afternoon, leaving two persons battling for their lives due to head injuries.Continue reading Abuja multiple crashes leave 2 person in critical condition at Vanguard News.
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Soldiers torture boy to death over phone in Plateau
Thu, 23 Aug 2018
Jos’THERE is tension in Sha community, Bokkos Local Government Area of Plateau State, following allegation that some security operatives attached to Operation Safe Haven, OSH, keeping the peace in state, have tortured a youth to death over a missing phone.Continue reading Soldiers torture boy to death over phone in Plateau at Vanguard News.
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Daura Emirate turbans Orji Kalu, ‘Danbaiwan-Hausa
Thu, 23 Aug 2018
The Emir of Daura, Alhaji Umar Faruq, has conferred the traditional title of ”Danbaiwan-Hausa” on the former governor of Abia, Orji Kalu in recognition of his efforts toward the development of Abia and Nigeria at large.Continue reading Daura Emirate turbans Orji Kalu, ‘Danbaiwan-Hausa’ at Vanguard News.
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Our fears over payment of earned allowances, NHIS ‘ Lawal
Thu, 23 Aug 2018
THE issue of unpaid promotion and other arrears has been a problem in the public service. Organised Labour has once threatened to shut the federal public service over the issue. In this piece, the Secretary General of Association of Senior Civil Servants of Nigeria, ASCSN, Alade Bashir Lawal, speaks on this, the unending leadership crisis in the National Health Insurance Scheme, NHIS, among others.Continue reading Our fears over payment of earned allowances, NHIS ‘ Lawal at Vanguard News.
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TOSSE exhibition: Creating stakeholders’ synergy for improved education
Thu, 23 Aug 2018
Worried that the Nigerian education sector needed urgent reforms to align with best global practice, Mrs. Yinka Ogunde, convener, Total School Support Seminar/Exhibition, TOSSE at its 10th anniversary held at Ten Degrees Events Centre, Ikeja said collaboration of key stakeholders would bring the desired change.Continue reading TOSSE exhibition: Creating stakeholders synergy for improved education at Vanguard News.
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NBC partners Rise Networks to empower youth
Thu, 23 Aug 2018
As a mark of support for youth empowerment and development, non-alcoholic beverage giant, Nigerian Bottling Company Limited, NBC, in partnership with RISE Networks, Nigeria’s leading social enterprise, to celebrate Nigerian youths as they join the rest of the world to celebrate 2018 United Nations International Youth Day held in Lagos recently.Continue reading NBC partners Rise Networks to empower youth at Vanguard News.
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Breaking: Australia PM, Turnbull, defiant over fresh leadership challenge
Thu, 23 Aug 2018
Australian Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull was defiant Thursday in the face of a new leadership challenge, refusing to “give in to bullies” and vowing to quit politics if he loses a leadership challenge.Continue reading Breaking: Australia PM, Turnbull, defiant over fresh leadership challenge at Vanguard News.
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Obaseki inspects CBN’s school project in Isi
Thu, 23 Aug 2018
The Edo State Governor, Mr. Godwin Obaseki, has assured the people of Isi-North in Uhunmwode Local Government Area of the state that the project executed by Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) located in the area will be put to good use, as the state is in dire need of such structures for building local capacity to solve problems.Continue reading Obaseki inspects CBN’s school project in Isi at Vanguard News.
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Uyi Amegor’s death, rude shock ‘ Obaseki
Thu, 23 Aug 2018
The Edo State Governor, Mr. Godwin Obaseki has described as very shocking, the news of the passing of Hon. Uyi Amegor, the former Vice Chairman of Egor Local Council.Continue reading Uyi Amegor’s death, rude shock ‘ Obaseki at Vanguard News.
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Insecurity: Restructuring’s the way out ‘Clark
Thu, 23 Aug 2018
Elder statesman, Chief Edwin Clark, said yesterday that the solution to the prevailing security challenges in the country can only be addressed by restructuring.Continue reading Insecurity: Restructuring’s the way out ‘Clark at Vanguard News.
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UN pushes Burundi to reach deal on 2020 elections
Thu, 23 Aug 2018
The UN Security Council on Wednesday criticised slow progress in talks between Burundi’s government and the opposition despite President Pierre Nkurunziza’s decision not to seek re-election in 2020.Continue reading UN pushes Burundi to reach deal on 2020 elections at Vanguard News.
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Hoodlums burn Imo courts
Thu, 23 Aug 2018
OWERRI’AN unspecified number of suspected gunmen, have reportedly burnt files and record books of Chief Magistrate Court 1 and Senior Magistrate Court 2 in Orlu, Imo State.Continue reading Hoodlums burn Imo courts at Vanguard News.
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Amosun, Lalong, Kalu pay Sallah homage to Buhari in Daura
Thu, 23 Aug 2018
GOVERNORS Ibikunle Amosun of Ogun State, and Simon Lalong of Plateau State as well as the former governor of Abia, Orji Uzor Kalu on Wednesday paid Sallah homage to President Muhammadu Buhari in Daura, Katsina State.Continue reading Amosun, Lalong, Kalu pay Sallah homage to Buhari in Daura at Vanguard News.
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Global community backs Buhari’s 2nd term bid ‘ Foreign minister
Thu, 23 Aug 2018
Foreign Affairs Minister, Mr. Geoffrey Onyeama, has deflated the story making the rounds that the international community was strongly against President Muhammadu Buhari’s second term bid.Continue reading Global community backs Buharis 2nd term bid Foreign minister at Vanguard News.
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Lalong tasks new GOC on security
Thu, 23 Aug 2018
Governor Simon Lalong of Plateau State has tasked the newly-posted General Officer Commanding, GOC, Maxwell Khobe Cantonment, 3 Armoured Division, Nigerian Army, Rukuba, Major General Ben Akinroluyo, to bring his knowledge and wealth of experience to bear on the security challenge in the state.Continue reading Lalong tasks new GOC on security at Vanguard News.
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2019: Emmanuel to declare for 2nd term, present scorecard tomorrow
Thu, 23 Aug 2018
Governor Udom Emmanuel of Akwa Ibom State will onFriday declare his intent to seek re-election in 2019 and also present his account of stewardship since 2015 when he took over the rein of governance of the oil-rich state.Continue reading 2019: Emmanuel to declare for 2nd term, present scorecard tomorrow at Vanguard News.
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Dickson to establish cancer foundation in mom’s memory
Thu, 23 Aug 2018
A CANCER foundation is to be set up in memory of late Mrs Goldcoast Dickson, mother of Governor Seriake Dickson of Bayelsa State who recently died of cancer.Continue reading Dickson to establish cancer foundation in moms memory at Vanguard News.
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Ayefele’s Music House : Being physically challenged not an excuse to break law ‘ Ajimobi
Thu, 23 Aug 2018
GOVERNORAbiola Ajimobi of Oyo State, yesterday, justified the demolition of Mr. Yinka Ayefele’s Music House saying being physically challenged is not an excuse to break the law.Continue reading Ayefele’s Music House : Being physically challenged not an excuse to break law ‘ Ajimobi at Vanguard News.
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Commissioner orders arrest of two DESTMA officials
Thu, 23 Aug 2018
Delta State Commissioner for Transport, Mr Vincent Uduagahan, has ordered the arrest of two officials of Delta State Traffic Management Authority, DESTMA, for allegedly extorting motorists in Asaba, the state capital.Continue reading Commissioner orders arrest of two DESTMA officials at Vanguard News.
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Akugbene-mein Traditional Council to FG: Commence implementation of 16-point agenda
Thu, 23 Aug 2018
The Akugbene-Mein Traditional Chiefs Council in Bomadi Local Government Area of Delta State, has called on the Federal Government to urgently implement the 16-point agenda on the development of the Niger Delta in appreciation of the commitment of the leaders of the region to peace.Continue reading Akugbene-mein Traditional Council to FG: Commence implementation of 16-point agenda at Vanguard News.
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Stay away from electoral crimes, NGO warns Ebonyi youths
Thu, 23 Aug 2018
YOUTHS in Ebonyi State were yesterday warned to avoid being used by selfish politicians to perpetuate any form of electoral violence including thuggery, kidnapping, ballot box snatching, assassination, among others before, during and after the 2019 general elections in the state.Continue reading Stay away from electoral crimes, NGO warns Ebonyi youths at Vanguard News.
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Don’t heat up the polity, Umeh urges party chairmen
Thu, 23 Aug 2018
FORMER national chairman of All Progressive Grand Alliance, APGA, and Senator representing Anambra Central Senatorial Zone, Chief Victor Umeh has called on the national chairmen of political parties in Nigeria to conduct themselves in a manner that will promote peace and tranquility, democracy and respect for rule of law, instead of making utterances capable of causing crisis in the country.Continue reading Dont heat up the polity, Umeh urges party chairmen at Vanguard News.
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It’ll be suicidal to pursue 2019 with divided house, Boroffice warns Ondo APC
Thu, 23 Aug 2018
THE lawmaker representing Ondo North Senatorial District, Senator Ajayi Boroffice, yesterday, warned that it will be suicidal for the party in Ondo State to contest the 2019 general elections as a divided house.Continue reading It’ll be suicidal to pursue 2019 with divided house, Boroffice warns Ondo APC at Vanguard News.
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