NIGERIA NEWSPAPERS: TODAY’S VANGUARD NEWSPAPER HEADLINES [31 AUGUST, 2018].

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

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Cross River: PDP shuts door against obscure aspirants, rules out automatic tickets
Fri, 31 Aug 2018
NTUFAM Inok Edim, the Chairman of the People’s Democratic Party, PDP, in Cross State has said that the party would not hand its tickets to people who are obscure and without capacity to make the needed impact in the electioneering campaigns.Continue reading Cross River: PDP shuts door against obscure aspirants, rules out automatic tickets at Vanguard News.
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Buhari’s remark on rule of law, playback of military rule ‘ Soyinka
Fri, 31 Aug 2018
LAGOS’Worried by President Muhammadu Buhari’s remark on rule of law and national interest, Nobel laureate, Prof. Wole Soyinka, has described the comment as a playback of military rule in a democratic system.Continue reading Buhari’s remark on rule of law, playback of military rule Soyinka at Vanguard News.
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Sokoto: Yabo, who stepped down for Tambuwal, emerges a game changer
Fri, 31 Aug 2018
WITH the defection of Governor Aminu Tambuwal from the All Progressives Congress, APC, to the People’s Democratic Party, PDP, political permutations of who becomes the next governor of the state have become more open. It is left to the elite of Sokoto State, leaders of the APC in the state and at the national level, to look keenly in choosing a candidate to lead the state in the next elections. In doing so, equity, loyalty, experience, skills and academic laurels should be paramount in who
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Re-election: Lalong loses support of key ally in Plateau
Fri, 31 Aug 2018
AFORMER ally of Governor Simon Lalong, Dr. Godfrey Shitgurum has expressed regret over his support which contributed to the victory of the Governor at the poll in 2015.Continue reading Re-election: Lalong loses support of key ally in Plateau at Vanguard News.
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Nigeria’s economy comatose since Buhari’s administration ‘ Dankwambo
Fri, 31 Aug 2018
BENIN’A presidential aspirant on the platform of Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, Mr. Ibrahim Dankwambo, yesterday, in Benin City, Edo State, lamented that Nigeria’s economy has remained comatose since the inception of the current All Progressives Congress, APC, administration three years ago.Continue reading Nigerias economy comatose since Buhari’s administration Dankwambo at Vanguard News.
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Oyo 2019: Ajimobi’s next problem
Fri, 31 Aug 2018
After scaling arguably the most potent threat to his political legacy in the form of the hoopla over the demolition of the Fresh FM Radio building, Governor Abiola Ajimobi would in the next few days be faced with even a more daunting challenge.Continue reading Oyo 2019: Ajimobis next problem at Vanguard News.
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Oyo 2019: Ajimobi’s next problem
Fri, 31 Aug 2018
After scaling arguably the most potent threat to his political legacy in the form of the hoopla over the demolition of the Fresh FM Radio building, Governor Abiola Ajimobi would in the next few days be faced with even a more daunting challenge.Continue reading Oyo 2019: Ajimobis next problem at Vanguard News.
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A word for President Buhari ‘ Fani-Kayode
Fri, 31 Aug 2018
The greatest threat to national security and the national interest is a President that cannot appreciate the sanctity of the rule of law and the sacrosanct nature of the constitution.Continue reading A word for President Buhari Fani-Kayode at Vanguard News.
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The rage, range and age of Imran Khan
Fri, 31 Aug 2018
ONCE in a while, our troubled world throws up unexpected leaders who may be a force for further degeneration as is the case of American President Donald Trump, or positive change as the new Pakistani Prime Minister, Imran Ahmed Khan Niazi might be. It is still dawn, so too early to predict the former international cricket star who came to power on August 18 and has within a week already engaged his country’s overbearing ‘ally’ the United States in a principled fight over terrorism
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Police arraign 57 suspected homosexuals
Fri, 31 Aug 2018
Lagos’The Police, yesterday, arraigned 57 young men between the ages of 20 and 33 before a Yaba Chief Magistrate’s Court, for allegedly engaging in homosexuality.Continue reading Police arraign 57 suspected homosexuals at Vanguard News.
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Unpaid salaries: When sweepers refused to sweep Lagos
Fri, 31 Aug 2018
LAGOS’THE disruption of activities at Governor Akinwunmi Ambode’s office, Ikeja, by street sweepers has exposed several months of running battles between street sweepers, the State Government and Visionscape Sanitation Solutions, VSS, over unpaid salaries, lack of tools and other unfair labour practices that had allegedly crippled waste collection in the state.Continue reading Unpaid salaries: When sweepers refused to sweep Lagos at Vanguard News.
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Lawyers, Buhari and the ruie of law
Fri, 31 Aug 2018
Hundreds, if not thousands, of lawyers who converged on Abuja on Sunday for this year’s Bar conference may find themselves discussing something other than transition, transformation and sustainable institutions, which the Nigerian Bar Association (NBA) had previously advertised.Continue reading Lawyers, Buhari and the ruie of law at Vanguard News.
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Gay partner arrested for rupturing partner’s rectum in Ogun
Fri, 31 Aug 2018
ABEOKUTA’Two men have been arrested by men of Ogun State Police Command after one of them ruptured the other’s rectum in an act of sodomy with a promise of N20,000.Continue reading Gay partner arrested for rupturing partners rectum in Ogun at Vanguard News.
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Alleged N369m deal: Police trail Hunkuyi, as senator refuses to honour invitation
Fri, 31 Aug 2018
FOLLOWING his refusal to honour its invitation over investigation into a N369m deal, the Nigeria Police Force is on the trail of Senator Suleiman Hunkuyi.Continue reading Alleged N369m deal: Police trail Hunkuyi, as senator refuses to honour invitation at Vanguard News.
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New Police college planned for Anambra
Fri, 31 Aug 2018
A NEW Police College is to be built in Umuchukwu in Orumba South Local Government Area of Anambra State.Continue reading New Police college planned for Anambra at Vanguard News.
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Confusion trails planned closure of Lagos-Ibadan expressway
Fri, 31 Aug 2018
CONFUSION, yesterday, trailed the proposed partial closure of Lagos-Ibadan Expressway from Sunday, September 2, 2018 to Tuesday, January, 15, 2019 for repairs by Julius Berger Nigeria Plc.Continue reading Confusion trails planned closure of Lagos-Ibadan expressway at Vanguard News.
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Presidential candidate coming through direct primary; 34 states go for indirect ‘ APC
Fri, 31 Aug 2018
The ruling All Progressives Congress, APC has opted for a combination of both the direct and indirect primary election as the mode of choosing candidates it will field for the 2019 general election.Continue reading Presidential candidate coming through direct primary; 34 states go for indirect APC at Vanguard News.
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Unite to sack APC govt, Wike urges PDP presidential aspirants
Fri, 31 Aug 2018
Governor Nyesom Wike of Rivers State has called on all Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, presidential aspirants to forge a common front to sack the non-performing All Progressives Congress, APC, Federal Government.Continue reading Unite to sack APC govt, Wike urges PDP presidential aspirants at Vanguard News.
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SON raises alarm over importation of infected school uniforms
Fri, 31 Aug 2018
The Standards Organisation of Nigeria (SON), yesterday, warned importers of school uniforms that a cancer-causing agent, Azo dyes, has been detected in some school uniforms in Hong Kong, South-East Asia. The agency stated that about 173 milligrams and 41 milligrams per kilogram of the tested samples respectively, were well above the maximum allowed by any standard.Continue reading SON raises alarm over importation of infected school uniforms at Vanguard News.
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Buhari, Osinbajo,Tinubu, APC govs, South West stakeholders meet
Fri, 31 Aug 2018
PRESIDENT Muhammadu Buhari Thursday’s night met behind closed doors with the Vice President, Yemi Osinbajo, the All Progressives Congress, APC, national leader, Asiwaju Bola Tinubu, governors, National Working Committee, NWC, members and stakeholders from the South West geopolitical zone.Continue reading Buhari, Osinbajo,Tinubu, APC govs, South West stakeholders meet at Vanguard News.
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2019: I’ll restore all critical infrastructures in C’River State- SDP Aspirant
Fri, 31 Aug 2018
AHEAD of 2019 elections, a governorship aspirant under the platform of the Social Democratic Party, SDP, Cross River State Chapter, Mr Eyo Ekpo, Thursday, said will restore critical infrastructures that connect the people with government.Continue reading 2019: I’ll restore all critical infrastructures in C’River State- SDP Aspirant at Vanguard News.
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Entrench unity, dialogue among your members, Aisha Buhari to APC Women
Fri, 31 Aug 2018
WIFE of the President, Dr. Aisha Muhammadu Buhari, has commended women members of the All Progressives Congress, APC in the South East for doing a wonderful job mobilizing women.Continue reading Entrench unity, dialogue among your members, Aisha Buhari to APC Women at Vanguard News.
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Late Micheal Okpara inspired me’Ikpeazu
Fri, 31 Aug 2018
ABIA State Governor, Dr Okezie Ikpeazu, has described the late Premier of the Eastern Region, Dr Micheal Okpara as one of those who inspired him to leadership.Continue reading Late Micheal Okpara inspired me’Ikpeazu at Vanguard News.
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Buhari departs for China, to meet President Jinping
Fri, 31 Aug 2018
Italian midfielder Christian D’Urso has been loaned for this season by Roma to Apollon Smyrni, the Greek Super League club announced Thursday.Continue reading Buhari departs for China, to meet President Jinping at Vanguard News.
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Weak implementation bane of previous economic plans ‘ OSINBAJO
Fri, 31 Aug 2018
VICEPresident Yemi Osinbajo, yesterday, identified poor implementation and lack of implementation as the bane of reviews of economic plans.Continue reading Weak implementation bane of previous economic plans ‘ OSINBAJO at Vanguard News.
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Minister commends Ugwuanyi for supporting NEWMAP
Fri, 31 Aug 2018
Minister of State for Environment, Alhaji Ibrahim Usman Jibril, has commended the administration of Governor Ifeanyi Ugwuanyi of Enugu State for sustaining objectives of the Nigeria Erosion and Watershed Management Project, NEWMAP, in tackling ecological challenges in the country.Continue reading Minister commends Ugwuanyi for supporting NEWMAP at Vanguard News.
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Rule of law : PANDEF, NEF, Afenifere, Ohanaeze, M-Belt leaders carpet Buhari
Fri, 31 Aug 2018
Leaders and Elders of Nigeria under the aegis of Northern Elders Forum, NEF; Afenifere, Ohaeneze Ndigbo, Pan Niger Delta Forum, PANDEF, and Middle Belt Forum, yesterday, took a swipe at President Muhammadu Buhari over his comment where he elevated national interest above the rule of law, asking him to withdraw the statement.Continue reading Rule of law : PANDEF, NEF, Afenifere, Ohanaeze, M-Belt leaders carpet Buhari at Vanguard News.
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Lagos monarch decries attack on Prince
Fri, 31 Aug 2018
LAGOS’The family of Oba Sadiku Olarinde of Oguntedo in Satellite Town Community, Oriade Local Council Development Authority, in Lagos State has called on the Police to investigate the gunshot attack on the son of the monarch, Prince Yusuf Olarinde.Continue reading Lagos monarch decries attack on Prince at Vanguard News.
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MAN cries out over poor roads in S-East, S-South
Fri, 31 Aug 2018
The national leadership of Manufacturers Association of Nigeria, MAN, has described the road network in the Onitsha Road Industrial Layout, Owerri, as ‘awful, most regrettable and capable of squeezing life out of whatever remains of industrial life in Imo State’.Continue reading MAN cries out over poor roads in S-East, S-South at Vanguard News.
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Presidential Convention: PDP moves to prevent post-convention crisis
Fri, 31 Aug 2018
Ahead of the Presidential primaries of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) slated for October, the leadership of the party has initiated moves to curtail a possible post-convention crisis, given the growing number of aspirants for the Office of the President in the 2019 election.Continue reading Presidential Convention: PDP moves to prevent post-convention crisis at Vanguard News.
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Oil communities storm Owerri, insist on MoU with Seplat
Fri, 31 Aug 2018
OVER 500 youths from four oil communities in Awarra Court area in Ohaji/Egbema local government area, Imo State, yesterday blocked the gate to Seplat oil company, demanding that the company must sign Global Memorandum of understanding, GMOU, with them.Continue reading Oil communities storm Owerri, insist on MoU with Seplat at Vanguard News.
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2019: We will welcome Atiku 1,000% APGA
Fri, 31 Aug 2018
The National Working Committee, NWC, of All Progressive Grand Alliance, APGA, declared, Thursday that the party would heartily welcome the former Vice President, Alhaji Atiku Abubakar if he decides to join the party.Continue reading 2019: We will welcome Atiku 1,000% APGA at Vanguard News.
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Delta APC crisis won’t affect party’s fortune ‘Utomi
Fri, 31 Aug 2018
PROFESSOR Pat Utomi has said that the leadership crisis rocking the All Progressives Congress, APC, in Delta State would not affect the fortunes of the party in next year’s general polls.Continue reading Delta APC crisis wont affect party’s fortune ‘Utomi at Vanguard News.
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APC responsible for Nigeria low economic growth ‘ Atiku
Fri, 31 Aug 2018
Former Vice President, Alhaji Abubakar Atiku on Thursday said that the nation has experienced the lowest economic growth in the administration of the All Progressive Congress (APC).Continue reading APC responsible for Nigeria low economic growth Atiku at Vanguard News.
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Contest political post to effect change, Buhari tells women
Fri, 31 Aug 2018
PRESIDENT Muhammadu Buhari has charged Nigerian women to contest political positions so as to help effect the desired change.Continue reading Contest political post to effect change, Buhari tells women at Vanguard News.
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2019: Don’t vote candidates without means of livelihood’Rep
Fri, 31 Aug 2018
MEMBER representing Aba North/Aba South Federal Constituency in the House of Representatives, , Hon. Ossy Prestige, has urged the electorate not to support any candidate without an identifiable means of livelihood in order to enhance the delivery of democracy dividends to the people.Continue reading 2019: Don’t vote candidates without means of livelihood’Rep at Vanguard News.
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INEC budget : Crisis looms as NASS battles Buhari over source of elections funding
Fri, 31 Aug 2018
STRONG indications emerged, yesterday, that fresh crisis looms between Presidency andNational Assembly over the estimate of N9.2 trillion 2018 budget as President Muhammadu Buhari had recommended the virement of the N143 billion for 2019 elections budget from the N943.573 billion service wide votes provisions in the budget and not from N578 billion special votes the lawmakers approved in the general budget.Continue reading INEC budget : Crisis looms as NASS battles Buhari over source of election
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FG commissions Maska Earth Dam for farmers, herders use in Katsina
Fri, 31 Aug 2018
THE Federal Government has commissioned the long awaited Maska Earth Dam for farmers, herders use in Katsina State. Continue reading FG commissions Maska Earth Dam for farmers, herders use in Katsina at Vanguard News.
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Vote buying will mar 2019 elections ‘Prof Onuoha
Fri, 31 Aug 2018
DIRECTOR, Centre for American Studies and Professor of Political Science, University of Nigeria, Nsukka, Prof. Jonah Onuoha has revealed that the reported cases of vote buying during elections, if not tackled, will affect the outcome of the 2019 elections in the country.Continue reading Vote buying will mar 2019 elections ‘Prof Onuoha at Vanguard News.
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I won’t leave PDP again ‘ Atiku Abubakar
Fri, 31 Aug 2018
Former Vice President Atiku Abubakar on Thursday said he would not defect from the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) anymore, even if he failed to secure the party’s presidential ticket.Continue reading I won’t leave PDP again ‘ Atiku Abubakar at Vanguard News.
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Defections merely made a dent on APC ‘ Buhari
Fri, 31 Aug 2018
President Muhammadu Buhari has insisted that the ruling All progressives Congress APC remained the majority in the Senate, saying the wave of defections recently witnessed in the National Assembly merely made a dent on the party as it did not affect its super-structure.Continue reading Defections merely made a dent on APC Buhari at Vanguard News.
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Mauritius joins Nigeria, Ghana, others as shareholders of Africa50
Fri, 31 Aug 2018
A pan-African investment platform, Africa50, says the Republic of Mauritius has joined Nigeria, Ghana and others as the 30th shareholder of the platform.Continue reading Mauritius joins Nigeria, Ghana, others as shareholders of Africa50 at Vanguard News.
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$8.1bn: Senate clears us’MTN
Fri, 31 Aug 2018
Telecommunication firm MTN, yesterday, refuted claims by Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) that it illegally repatriated $8.1billion from its Nigerian operations to offshore investors, in collusion with four Nigerian banks.Continue reading $8.1bn: Senate clears us’MTN at Vanguard News.
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Female fan attacks Messi
Fri, 31 Aug 2018
For refusing to endorse the shirt of a female fan, Barcelona and Argentina star, Lionel Messi was pelted with insults at Buenos Aires airport.Continue reading Female fan attacks Messi at Vanguard News.
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Hanging funds: CBN assures Savannah Bank’s customers of resolution
Fri, 31 Aug 2018
The Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN), yesterday, assured bank customers who were victims of the Savannah Bank crisis that it would ensure that they get their hanging funds.Continue reading Hanging funds: CBN assures Savannah Bank’s customers of resolution at Vanguard News.
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Entrepreneurial drive of young Nigerians laudable ‘Osinbajo
Fri, 31 Aug 2018
The Vice President, Prof. Yemi Osinbajo, has commended the entrepreneurial drive of young Nigerians to create value in the technology sector.Continue reading Entrepreneurial drive of young Nigerians laudable ‘Osinbajo at Vanguard News.
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Naira appreciates to N362.32/$ in I&E window
Fri, 31 Aug 2018
By Elizabeth AdegbesanThe Naira yesterday appreciated to N362.32 per dollar in the Investors and Exporters (I&E) window as the volume of dollars traded rose marginally by 92 percent.Data from FMDQ showed that the indicative exchange rate for the window dropped to N362.32 per dollar yesterday from N363.06 per dollar on Wednesday, indicating 74 kobo appreciation of the Naira. The volume of dollars traded on the window yesterday rose by 92 percent to $252.66 million from $131.82 million traded
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FAAC: FG, States , LGs share N714.809 b
Fri, 31 Aug 2018
The Federation Account Allocation Committee (FAAC), Friday shared the sum of N714.809 billion to the three tiers of government.Continue reading FAAC: FG, States , LGs share N714.809 b at Vanguard News.
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Dear Alex Otti, This Is Not Your Time (Ogechi Ka Nma)
Fri, 31 Aug 2018
I have read the ‘non-political’ open letter you addressed to your governor, His Excellency, Dr. Okezie Ikpeazu, ostensibly designed as your kick-off campaign strategy. I would like to praise your ingenuity in contriving a talking point, having failed to find any other straw to clutch on. Permit me therefore to publicly share my thoughts on you and your singular fixation, even as you continue to admire Government House from the fence.Continue reading Dear Alex Otti, This Is Not Your Tim
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