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Today’s Vanguard Newspaper Headlines, Friday 7th December 2018

Today’s Vanguard Newspaper Headlines, Friday 7th December 2018

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Al-Makura commends FG on projects in Nasarawa
Fri, 07 Dec 2018
LAFIA’Governor Tanko Al-Makura of Nasarawa State has commended the Federal Government over the expansion and dualisation of Abuja-Keffi-Lafia-Makurdi Road and other projects being executed in the state.Continue reading Al-Makura commends FG on projects in Nasarawa at Vanguard News Nigeria. 
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2 docked over theft of cow bones worth N1. 2m
Fri, 07 Dec 2018
Two labourers, were yesterday remanded in Kirikiri Prison by an Ikeja Magistrate’s Court for allegedly stealing cow bones worth N1. 2 million.Continue reading 2 docked over theft of cow bones worth N1. 2m at Vanguard News Nigeria. 
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Kidnapped Ondo pregnant doctor released
Fri, 07 Dec 2018
Akure’THE pregnant doctor, Jumoke Aiyeku, who was amongst the three medical personnel and two lecturers abducted by gunmen in Owo area of Ondo State have been released after payment of an unspecified amount of money.Continue reading Kidnapped Ondo pregnant doctor released at Vanguard News Nigeria. 
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We’re examining farmers-herders conflict in Nigeria ‘ICC
Fri, 07 Dec 2018
The International Criminal Court, ICC, has said it was examining the farmers-herders crisis in Nigeria.Continue reading We’re examining farmers-herders conflict in Nigeria ‘ICC at Vanguard News Nigeria. 
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FG, AfDB launch $258m N/East rehab programme
Fri, 07 Dec 2018
By Emmanuel ElebekeABUJA’The Federal Government and African Development Bank, AfDB, yesterday, launched a comprehensive $258 million multi-sectoral intervention fund for North East rehabilitation programme.Continue reading FG, AfDB launch $258m N/East rehab programme at Vanguard News Nigeria. 
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Utomi to Osinbajo: Delta APC’ll consume your pastoral, professorial dignity
Fri, 07 Dec 2018
UGHELLI – GOVERNORSHIP candidate of the Chief Cyril Ogodo led faction of the All Progressives Congress, APC, in Delta State, Prof Patrick Utomi, has described the recent peace meetings convened by Vice President Yemi Osinbajo to find peace in the state chapter as a wasted exercise.Continue reading Utomi to Osinbajo: Delta APCll consume your pastoral, professorial dignity at Vanguard News Nigeria. 
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First model change turns Evoque to masterpiece
Fri, 07 Dec 2018
THE original luxury compact SUV has got even better. At home both in the city and the mountains, the new Evoque joins the Range Rover family with a choice of diesel and petrol engines.Continue reading First model change turns Evoque to masterpiece at Vanguard News Nigeria. 
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Security levies: Christians, Muslims, traditionalists in Oyo spit fire
Fri, 07 Dec 2018
IBADAN ‘ WHEN the Governor Abiola Ajimobi led administration mooted the idea of making religious and worship centres in Oyo State pay mandatory security levies, many people took it with a pinch of salt.Continue reading Security levies: Christians, Muslims, traditionalists in Oyo spit fire at Vanguard News Nigeria. 
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Police uncover gang’s plot to attack Benue bank
Fri, 07 Dec 2018
Benue State Commissioner of Police, Mr. Ene Okon, yesterday, disclosed that the command had uncovered a plot by an armed gang to attack a second generation bank in the state.Continue reading Police uncover gang’s plot to attack Benue bank at Vanguard News Nigeria. 
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Aftermath of Oluwo’s defection: We’ve no secret deal with Ambode ‘ Lagos PDP
Fri, 07 Dec 2018
The Peoples Democratic Party, PDP in Lagos State has denied a secret pact with Governor Akinwunmi Ambode to self-destruct the ruling All Progressives Congress, APC in the state.Continue reading Aftermath of Oluwo’s defection: Weve no secret deal with Ambode Lagos PDP at Vanguard News Nigeria. 
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FG cautions CCECC to speed up work on Lagos’Ibadan standard rail guage
Fri, 07 Dec 2018
TO ensure that service operations commences by February 2019, the Federal Government has cautioned the contractor handling the project, China Civil Engineering and Construction Company, CCECC, But the contractor complained of robbery attacks and theft of their equipment in Lagos axis, which it says has been affecting the job.Continue reading FG cautions CCECC to speed up work on Lagos’Ibadan standard rail guage at Vanguard News Nigeria. 
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No to fuel scarcity this Yuletide
Fri, 07 Dec 2018
ADMITTEDLY there is no time of the year when union strikes and the scarcity of petroleum products are convenient and welcome. But whenever it comes at Christmas/New Year season (the Yuletide), the experience is always nightmarish and excruciating to all and sundry.This is one important reason that the government and all interest groups involved in the supply chain of petroleum products must join hands and ensure that the threat by independent petroleum marketers to withdraw their services if the 
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2019: How APC’s bad governance led to 12m job loss in four years’ ATIKU
Fri, 07 Dec 2018
THE Presidential candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, in the 2019 general elections, Alhaji Atiku Abubakar, yesterday, called on Nigerians to vote out President Muhammadu Buhari over his inability to fulfill the numerous promises he made in 2015.Continue reading 2019: How APCs bad governance led to 12m job loss in four years’ ATIKU at Vanguard News Nigeria. 
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I’ll run transparent, participatory govt ‘Ihedioha
Fri, 07 Dec 2018
Imo State governorship flagbearer of the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, Chief Emeka Ihedioha, CON, has promised to run a transparent and participatory government if the citizenry gives him their mandate in 2019.Continue reading I’ll run transparent, participatory govt ‘Ihedioha at Vanguard News Nigeria. 
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JTF frees 7 kidnap victims, destroys 436 illegal refineries
Fri, 07 Dec 2018
The Joint Military Taskforce, JTF, code-named Operation Delta Safe, said, yesterday, that it freed seven kidnapped oil workers of a multi-national firm.Continue reading JTF frees 7 kidnap victims, destroys 436 illegal refineries at Vanguard News Nigeria. 
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Man kills pregnant girlfriend, buries her in his room
Fri, 07 Dec 2018
PORT HARCOURT’Operatives of Rivers State Police Command have exhumed the remains of Bertha Nwabueze, a young lady killed and buried by her lover in his bedroom.Continue reading Man kills pregnant girlfriend, buries her in his room at Vanguard News Nigeria. 
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Macron: Young, charming and cold
Fri, 07 Dec 2018
AN uprising against the anti-poor policies of 41-year old French President, Emmanuel Jean-Michel Frederic Macron, had been long expected before it broke out about three weeks ago. What was not clear before then, was what would trigger it after he had assumed victory over pensioners, railway workers and the labour unions.Continue reading Macron: Young, charming and cold at Vanguard News Nigeria. 
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Ritual killings: Two grandmothers clubbed to death in Ondo
Fri, 07 Dec 2018
AKURE ‘ RESIDENTS of Oke-Egbe community in Ikare Akoko area of Ondo State are still mourning over last week’s gruesome murder of two septuagenarians, who were hacked to death by yet to be identified ritualists.Continue reading Ritual killings: Two grandmothers clubbed to death in Ondo at Vanguard News Nigeria. 
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Reps probe killing of Delsu female students
Fri, 07 Dec 2018
ABUJA’DISTURBED by the incessant killing of female students of Delta State University, Abraka, the House of Representatives, yesterday, mandated the House Committee on Police Affairs to interface with all major stakeholders.Continue reading Reps probe killing of Delsu female students at Vanguard News Nigeria. 
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This pillar of Islam ‘ll eradicate poverty’ Emir Sanusi
Fri, 07 Dec 2018
The Emir of Kano Muhammad Sanusi II has described Zakat as a veritable tool to fight poverty in the society.Continue reading This pillar of Islam ‘ll eradicate poverty’ Emir Sanusi at Vanguard News Nigeria. 
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Satellite town residents petition FG, others on tank farms disaster
Fri, 07 Dec 2018
LAGOS’RESIDENTS of Satellite town, an area in Lagos State, under the aegis of Satellite Town Forum, have called on the Federal and Lagos State Governments as well as other relevant bodies to relocate tank farms in the area.Continue reading Satellite town residents petition FG, others on tank farms disaster at Vanguard News Nigeria. 
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2019 election’ll be free, fair ‘ Buhari
Fri, 07 Dec 2018
President Muhammadu Buhari said, yesterday, in Abuja that he understood the yearnings of Nigerians and strongly believed in the collective dream for a greater country, assuring that all will be done to ensure that results of 2019 elections reflect the will of the people.Continue reading 2019 electionll be free, fair ‘ Buhari at Vanguard News Nigeria. 
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We need to free Nigeria from corruption ‘ Atiku Door-to-Door Connect
Fri, 07 Dec 2018
The Atiku Door-to -Door Connect Campaign team, yesterday, harped on the need for a corruption free nation, stating that Nigeria needs liberation now.Continue reading We need to free Nigeria from corruption ‘ Atiku Door-to-Door Connect at Vanguard News Nigeria. 
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Security: Obaseki mobilises stakeholders; Presco, Okomu, NPDC, BUA , Dangote, others
Fri, 07 Dec 2018
As the Edo State Governor, Mr. Godwin Obaseki, finetunes plans for the launch of the state’s Security Architecture later in the month, private companies in the state are upbeat about the prospect of having a robust security support structure that will further boost the ease of doing business in the state.Continue reading Security: Obaseki mobilises stakeholders; Presco, Okomu, NPDC, BUA , Dangote, others at Vanguard News Nigeria. 
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N800bn subsidy debts: Pay marketers within 2 weeks, Senate tells FG
Fri, 07 Dec 2018
The Federal Government, yesterday, said it has reached an agreement with petroleum marketers on the settlement of outstanding fuel subsidy claims of over N800 billion.Continue reading N800bn subsidy debts: Pay marketers within 2 weeks, Senate tells FG at Vanguard News Nigeria. 
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SDPC relocation from Warri: Our investigations’ll be transparent’Dogara
Fri, 07 Dec 2018
SPEAKER of the House of Representatives, Yakubu Dogara, yesterday, said the relocation of Shell Petroleum Development Company, SPDC, headquarters from Warri to Lagos and Port Harcourt was devastating to host communities, saying its investigation of the matter would be transparent.Continue reading SDPC relocation from Warri: Our investigationsll be transparent’Dogara at Vanguard News Nigeria. 
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Buhari should sign the Electoral Bill
Fri, 07 Dec 2018
IT is amazing that just two months to the 2019 general elections the 2018 Electoral Amendment Bill, the legal framework aimed at conducting the highest level of error-free polls so far in our history, is still gathering dust on the table of President Muhammadu Buhari.Continue reading Buhari should sign the Electoral Bill at Vanguard News Nigeria. 
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2019: I’ll end era of cosmetic projects in Lagos ‘ ANDP gov candidate
Fri, 07 Dec 2018
LAGOS’THE governorship candidate of the Advanced Nigeria Democratic Party, ANDP, in Lagos State, Dr. Oluwasegun Mutairu Musa has promised to take development beyond building bridges, roads, bus stops and flowers in the state if elected governor of the state.Continue reading 2019: I’ll end era of cosmetic projects in Lagos ‘ ANDP gov candidate at Vanguard News Nigeria. 
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Vote against bad representation, Lagos residents urged
Fri, 07 Dec 2018
LAGOS’A chieftain of the All Progressives Congress, APC, in Agege Local Government Area, Mr. Jubril AbdulKareem, has urged the people of the area to vote for candidates who will give them true representation and deliver on dividends of democracy.Continue reading Vote against bad representation, Lagos residents urged at Vanguard News Nigeria. 
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Bianca Ojukwu shuns APGA presidential rally
Fri, 07 Dec 2018
THE presidential and national assembly flag off campaign of All Progressive Grand Alliance, APGA, took place yesterday in Awka, with the national chairman of the party, Dr Victor Oye, appealing to aggrieved members to sheathe their sword over the outcome of the party’s primaries.Continue reading Bianca Ojukwu shuns APGA presidential rally at Vanguard News Nigeria. 
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Failure to re-elect Ekweremadu will be suicidal, says Ohanaeze chieftain
Fri, 07 Dec 2018
GIVEN his legislative experience, network and contributions to the development of Enugu West Senatorial Zone, a chieftain of the Ohanaeze Ndigbo, Chief Everest Ozonweke has said the people of Enugu West cannot afford not to re-elect Deputy Senate President, Professor Ike Ekweremadu for a fifth term.Continue reading Failure to re-elect Ekweremadu will be suicidal, says Ohanaeze chieftain at Vanguard News Nigeria. 
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Billboards, posters were removed for failure to seek permission ‘ LASAA Boss
Fri, 07 Dec 2018
LAGOS’THE Lagos State Signage and Advertisement Agency, LASAA, has explained that the agency removed some billboards and posters from some roads over failure of parties concerned to obtain permission.Continue reading Billboards, posters were removed for failure to seek permission ‘ LASAA Boss at Vanguard News Nigeria. 
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Nigeria, world’s third most terrorised country for 4th year running ‘ Report
Fri, 07 Dec 2018
Nigeria has, for the fourth year, occupied the third position as the third most terrorised country in the world, according to the 2018 Global Terrorism Index.Continue reading Nigeria, world’s third most terrorised country for 4th year running ‘ Report at Vanguard News Nigeria. 
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Military needs N9bn annually for shoes, boots ‘ Bureau
Fri, 07 Dec 2018
Defence Research and Development Bureau, Abuja, Air Vice Marshal Jumo Osahor, said yesterday, that the Armed Forces of Nigeria needs about N9 billion to provide military boots annually to meet soldiers’ kitting needs.Continue reading Military needs N9bn annually for shoes, boots ‘ Bureau at Vanguard News Nigeria. 
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Delta APC crisis: Peace move, waste of time, Utomi tells Osinbajo
Fri, 07 Dec 2018
UGHELLI’ GOVERNORSHIP candidate of the Chief Cyril Ogodo-led faction of All Progressives Congress, APC, in Delta State, Prof Patrick Utomi, has described the peace meetings being conveyed by Vice President Yemi Osinbajo towards finding lasting peace to the crisis in the state chapter of the party as a waste of time.Continue reading Delta APC crisis: Peace move, waste of time, Utomi tells Osinbajo at Vanguard News Nigeria. 
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Edo CNPP backs Ikpea for House of Reps
Fri, 07 Dec 2018
BENIN’EDO State chapter of Conference of Nigerian Political Parties, CNPP, Thursday, called on candidates ahead of 2019 general election to ensure their campaigns are issues based.Continue reading Edo CNPP backs Ikpea for House of Reps at Vanguard News Nigeria. 
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APC NWC passes confidence vote on Oshiomhole
Fri, 07 Dec 2018
The ruling All Progressives Congress, APC, yesterday passed a vote of confidence on its national chairman, Adams Oshiomhole,.The party also promised to reach out to aggrieved contestants in order to forge a common front, ahead of the 2019 elections.Continue reading APC NWC passes confidence vote on Oshiomhole at Vanguard News Nigeria. 
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2019: SDP NWC to meet, issue statement on CUPP endorsement of Atiku next week
Fri, 07 Dec 2018
The Social Democratic Party, SDP, one of the 45 political parties that make up the Coalition of United Political Parties, CUPP has urged its members and the general public to await its position on the coalition endorsement of the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP Presidential candidate, Atiku Abubakar as its flag bearer. Continue reading 2019: SDP NWC to meet, issue statement on CUPP endorsement of Atiku next week at Vanguard News Nigeria. 
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Osinbajo, South East APC governorship candidates meet in Aso Rock
Fri, 07 Dec 2018
VICE President Yemi Osinbajo Thursday evening met behind closed doors with some All Progressives Congress, APC, governorship candidates from the South East. Continue reading Osinbajo, South East APC governorship candidates meet in Aso Rock at Vanguard News Nigeria. 
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Court stops Kano Assembly from investigating Ganduje
Fri, 07 Dec 2018
AKano High Court has ruled that the state House of Assembly lacks the power to investigate or invite the governor of Kano State, Abdullahi Ganduje, over any alleged criminal case.Continue reading Court stops Kano Assembly from investigating Ganduje at Vanguard News Nigeria. 
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Economy loses N22.7bn to substandard imports this year ‘ SON boss
Fri, 07 Dec 2018
The nation’s economy lost about N22.7 billion to importation of substandard goods this year, the Director General of the Standard Organisation of Nigeria, SON, Osita Aboloma, has said.Continue reading Economy loses N22.7bn to substandard imports this year ‘ SON boss at Vanguard News Nigeria. 
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INEC appoints Mrs Rose Orianran-Anthony as Secretary
Fri, 07 Dec 2018
The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) has approved the appointment of Mrs Rose Orianran-Anthony as Secretary to the commission for a four year term.Continue reading INEC appoints Mrs Rose Orianran-Anthony as Secretary at Vanguard News Nigeria. 
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Dickson cautions new CP against compromising
Fri, 07 Dec 2018
YENAGOA’GOVERNOR Seriake Dickson of Bayelsa State has called on the Nigeria Police Force not to succumb to the desire of political class to politicise the nation’s security and drag the Police into politics.Continue reading Dickson cautions new CP against compromising at Vanguard News Nigeria. 
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NCC accuse state MDAs of economic sabotage
Fri, 07 Dec 2018
The Nigerian Communications Commission (NCC) has accused state Ministries, Departments and Agencies (MDAs) of hampering deployment of critical ICT infrastructure for national development.Continue reading NCC accuse state MDAs of economic sabotage at Vanguard News Nigeria. 
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I’ll appeal judgment, says sacked Anambra APC Chairman
Fri, 07 Dec 2018
The embattled Chairman of the All Progressives Congress (APC) in Anambra, Mr Emeka Ibe says he will appeal the Federal High Court, Awka judgment which nullified his election.Continue reading I’ll appeal judgment, says sacked Anambra APC Chairman at Vanguard News Nigeria. 
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UAC: Elemide takes over as Group CEO
Fri, 07 Dec 2018
The shares of UAC of Nigeria Plc yesterday remained unchanged after the company announced the retirement of Mr. Abdul Bello as the Group Chief Executive Officer.Continue reading UAC: Elemide takes over as Group CEO at Vanguard News Nigeria. 
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#BuhariIsNotAClone: Reno Omokri defends Buhari
Fri, 07 Dec 2018
Number one bestselling author and former aide to ex-President Goodluck Jonathan, Pastor Reno Omokri, has, in what seems like defense for President Muhammadu Buhari, called as bluff, the rumour of one Jibril from Sudan being touted as the Nigerian President.Continue reading #BuhariIsNotAClone: Reno Omokri defends Buhari at Vanguard News Nigeria. 
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e-dividend registration will boost liquidity ‘ SEC
Fri, 07 Dec 2018
The Securities and Exchange Commission, SEC has enjoined more Nigerian investors to take advantage of the on-going e-dividend registration in a bid to reduce the unclaimed dividends profile as well as increase liquidity in the capital market.Continue reading e-dividend registration will boost liquidity ‘ SEC at Vanguard News Nigeria. 
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