Today’s Vanguard Newspaper Headlines, Friday 21st December 2018

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Today's Vanguard Newspaper, Sunday 25th November 2018

Leave the wolves, Atiku
Fri, 21 Dec 2018
By AzuIshiekweneWith less than two months to go, concerns by the opposition that next year’s general elections would not be free and fair, appear to be getting louder by the day. The voice of the main opposition Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) has, so far, dominated the complaints.At the belated signing of the Peace Accord, for example, PDP presidential candidate, Atiku Abubakar, was quite vocal on his fear that the election would be rigged.Continue reading Leave the wolves, Atiku at Vanguar
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Delta:Navy jails 3 for stealing at Mieka jetty
Fri, 21 Dec 2018
WARRI: The Nigerian Navy has dismissed and sentenced three of its personnel to five months imprisonment for stealing valuables at Mieka jetty ( previously owned by ex militant leader Tompolo) in Warri, Delta state.Continue reading Delta:Navy jails 3 for stealing at Mieka jetty at Vanguard News Nigeria.
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AFCFTA: C’ttee to submit recommendations to Buhari January ‘ Presidency
Fri, 21 Dec 2018
THE Presidency, yesterday, said the recommendations of the Presidential Steering Committee on African Continental Free Trade Area, AfCFTA,Impact and Readiness Assessment will be presented to President Muhammadu Buhari in January 2019.Continue reading AFCFTA: C’ttee to submit recommendations to Buhari January Presidency at Vanguard News Nigeria.
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Tension in Osun as two princes lay claim to kingdom’s throne
Fri, 21 Dec 2018
OSOGBO’THERE was palpable tension last week in Edunabon, Ife North-West Local Council Development Area of Osun Stateas two princes lay claim to the throne of Salu of Edunabon.Continue reading Tension in Osun as two princes lay claim to kingdom’s throne at Vanguard News Nigeria.
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Prevent snatching of ballot boxes, Buhari tells Police
Fri, 21 Dec 2018
President Muhammadu Buhari has called on the Police and other security agents to ensure that the 2019 elections do not witness snatching of ballot boxes and other crimes associated with elections.Continue reading Prevent snatching of ballot boxes, Buhari tells Police at Vanguard News Nigeria.
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NCC to sanction telcos over forced subscriptions, illegal deductions
Fri, 21 Dec 2018
Nigerian Communications Commission, NCC, has said it will sanction any telecommunications operator in Nigeria, which engages in what it described as forceful subscription and unlawful deductions from consumers.Continue reading NCC to sanction telcos over forced subscriptions, illegal deductions at Vanguard News Nigeria.
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Transmission tracking: FG commissions $9.08m radio frequency monitoring, control centre
Fri, 21 Dec 2018
The Federal Government has commissioned a Mobile Radio Frequency Monitory Equipment in Abuja.Continue reading Transmission tracking: FG commissions $9.08m radio frequency monitoring, control centre at Vanguard News Nigeria.
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AFCON 2019: Super Eagles tackle Pharaohs March 26
Fri, 21 Dec 2018
Nigeria’s Super Eagles will play an international friendly against the Pharaohs of Egypt on March 26.Continue reading AFCON 2019: Super Eagles tackle Pharaohs March 26 at Vanguard News Nigeria.
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We are all migrants, we’re unstoppable
Fri, 21 Dec 2018
FIVE thousand, five hundred angry marchers tramped through the streets of Brussels on Sunday protesting against the United Nations Global Compact for Safe, Orderly and Regular Migration. Their claims include that the Pact would encourage migration and criminality. They also claim that the Pact blurs the distinction between legal and illegal migration. For them, it is time Belgium shuts its borders against migration of any kind.Continue reading We are all migrants, we’re unstoppable at Vangu
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FG plans new taxes to fund 2019 budget
Fri, 21 Dec 2018
Amid revenue shortfall pressures, the Federal Government intends to introduce new taxes in the fiscal year 2019 as part of its efforts to boost revenue.Continue reading FG plans new taxes to fund 2019 budget at Vanguard News Nigeria.
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2019: Farmers contribute N1.77bn to Buhari’s campaign
Fri, 21 Dec 2018
FARMERS in the country have assured President Muhammadu Buhari of 12.2 million votes and a donation of N1.77 billion to support his campaign for re-election in the 2019 elections.Continue reading 2019: Farmers contribute N1.77bn to Buhari’s campaign at Vanguard News Nigeria.
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Okowa and OBJ’s second term endorsement
Fri, 21 Dec 2018
WATCHERS of the renascent Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, from the devastation of the 2015 loss of power to All Progressives Congress, APC, into a formidable opposition party, must give credit to Dr. Ifeanyi Arthur Okowa, Delta state governor for the pragmatic role he played in the entire rebirth process.Continue reading Okowa and OBJs second term endorsement at Vanguard News Nigeria.
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Wike tasks Rivers ex-servicemen on unity, welfare
Fri, 21 Dec 2018
Governor Nyesom Wike of Rivers State has called on the leadership and members of the Nigerian Legion in the state to reconcile their differences.Continue reading Wike tasks Rivers ex-servicemen on unity, welfare at Vanguard News Nigeria.
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FIFA rankings: Eagles stable on 44th as year ends
Fri, 21 Dec 2018
Nigeria’s Super Eagles have ended the year placed 44th on the FIFA rankings for the month of December. The same position they occupied in November.Continue reading FIFA rankings: Eagles stable on 44th as year ends at Vanguard News Nigeria.
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Many killed as bandits attack Zamfara communities
Fri, 21 Dec 2018
Armed bandits, Wednesday, reportedly stormed three communities in Birnin Magaji Local Government Area of Zamfara State, killing many residents.Continue reading Many killed as bandits attack Zamfara communities at Vanguard News Nigeria.
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Lagos: Festive season of traffic nightmares
Fri, 21 Dec 2018
AS Nigerians intensify preparations for the Christmas and the New Year celebrations, the dreaded traffic nightmare is back on Lagos roads. Once again, it is lamentation time for motorists and other road users who are already writhing in pain and counting their losses as activities associated with the festive season gather momentum.Continue reading Lagos: Festive season of traffic nightmares at Vanguard News Nigeria.
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2019 Budget: Nigeria’s debt servicing ratio to worsen in 2019
Fri, 21 Dec 2018
There are indications that the country’s Debt Servicing-to-Revenue Ratio, DSRR, may worsen in 2019 following the plan to sustain borrowing in the new fiscal year.Continue reading 2019 Budget: Nigeria’s debt servicing ratio to worsen in 2019 at Vanguard News Nigeria.
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Traders to Wike: Scrap Mile 1 market mgt c’ttee, get our 2019 support
Fri, 21 Dec 2018
RADERS at Phase 2 Mile1 Rumuwoji Market, Port Harcourt, Rivers State have urged Governor Nyesom Wike to scrap the market’s management committee to guarantee their support for his second term ambition.Continue reading Traders to Wike: Scrap Mile 1 market mgt c’ttee, get our 2019 support at Vanguard News Nigeria.
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Amnesty Int’l report: FG appeals to communities not to be provoked
Fri, 21 Dec 2018
ABUJA ‘ THE Presidency, yesterday, said Federal Ministry of Justice was analysing the Amnesty International, AI, report for further responses. even as it appealed to communities affected by the terrorists and farmers/herders attacks not to be provoked or inflamed by the alleged misleading report of AI to seek or pursue reprisal action against others within their communities.Continue reading Amnesty Intl report: FG appeals to communities not to be provoked at Vanguard News Nigeria.
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Nigeria in distress, collapsing under APC ‘Secondus
Fri, 21 Dec 2018
THE national chairman of the main opposition party, Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, Prince Uche Secondus has described Nigeria as a country in distress, saying that it has collapsed under the watch of the ruling All Progressives Congress, APC.Continue reading Nigeria in distress, collapsing under APC ‘Secondus at Vanguard News Nigeria.
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Oshiomhole-backed Kwara APC petitions NJC over High Court’s judgment
Fri, 21 Dec 2018
Ilorin’THE faction of All Progressives Congress, APC, in Kwara State backed by the party’s National Chairman, Adams Oshiomhole, yesterday, said it has reported Justice T. S. Umar of Kwara State High Court to the National Judicial Council, NJC, over his ruling that recognised the Alhaji Isola Balogun-Fulani-led state executive council.Continue reading Oshiomhole-backed Kwara APC petitions NJC over High Courts judgment at Vanguard News Nigeria.
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Elumelu donates N2bn hospital to health ministry
Fri, 21 Dec 2018
PEOPLES Democratic Party, PDP, candidate for Aniocha/Oshimili federal constuency for 2019 general elections, Ndudi Godwin Elumelu, has donated a N2 billion hospital he built in Onicha Uku in Aniocha North Local Government Area of Delta State to the Federal Ministry of Health.Continue reading Elumelu donates N2bn hospital to health ministry at Vanguard News Nigeria.
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2019: Afenifere faction backs Buhari, Osinbajo
Fri, 21 Dec 2018
THE Afenifere Renewal Group, ARG, yesterday, backed the re-election of the President Muhammadu Buhari/Yemi Osinbajo ticket in the 2019 general elections, just as it distanced itself from the Ayo Adebanjo led faction which endorsed the Presidential candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, Alhaji Atiku Abubakar.Continue reading 2019: Afenifere faction backs Buhari, Osinbajo at Vanguard News Nigeria.
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Imo pensioners protest 34 months unpaid arrears
Fri, 21 Dec 2018
Pensioners in Imo State yesterday alleged that the government was owing them 34 months pension arrears.Continue reading Imo pensioners protest 34 months unpaid arrears at Vanguard News Nigeria.
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YULETIDE: There’ll be no killings, kidnappings, Rivers CP vows
Fri, 21 Dec 2018
Commissioner of Police in Rivers State, Ahmed Zaki, has vowed to ensure that cultists and kidnappers do not have a field day during the festive season in the state.Continue reading YULETIDE: There’ll be no killings, kidnappings, Rivers CP vows at Vanguard News Nigeria.
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2019: We want violence-free, transparent elections ‘ US official
Fri, 21 Dec 2018
Public Affairs Officer, United States of America Consulate, Lagos, Russell Brooks, has said his country wants Nigeria’s elections in 2019 to be violence-free and transparent.Continue reading 2019: We want violence-free, transparent elections ‘ US official at Vanguard News Nigeria.
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Okowa bags awards as Most Performing Governor for 2018
Fri, 21 Dec 2018
Hope Alive Nigeria, a top-notch Non-Governmental Organisation, NGO, promoting good governance and sustainable development, in collaboration with various allied organisations, has conferred on Governor Ifeanyi Okowa of Delta State the Most Performing Governor in Nigeria award for 2018.Continue reading Okowa bags awards as Most Performing Governor for 2018 at Vanguard News Nigeria.
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How deceit became the working plan of the APC government ‘ Abaribe
Fri, 21 Dec 2018
Senator Enyinnaya Abaribe, a former Deputy Governor of Abia State, is the leader of the South East Senate Caucus and also the Chairman, Senate Committee on Power, Steel Development and Metallurgy.Continue reading How deceit became the working plan of the APC government Abaribe at Vanguard News Nigeria.
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Ogun PDP crisis: I remain the candidate ‘ Kashamu
Fri, 21 Dec 2018
THE crisis rocking the Peoples Democratic, PDP, in Ogun State, worsened, yesterday, as Senator Buruji Kashamu, insisted that he remains the party’s candidate despite the judgment of the Court of Appeal in Ibadan, which set aside an order by the Federal High Court, Abeokuta, which was favourable to his faction of the party.Continue reading Ogun PDP crisis: I remain the candidate ‘ Kashamu at Vanguard News Nigeria.
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Issues as the Senate probes Akwa Ibom House crisis
Fri, 21 Dec 2018
Chieftains of the two major political parties in Akwa Ibom State, Peoples Democratic Party, PDP and the All Progressives Congress, APC are expectant of rubbishing the other as the Senate launches its investigations into the November 19 invasion of the House by some ‘expelled’ members.Continue reading Issues as the Senate probes Akwa Ibom House crisis at Vanguard News Nigeria.
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Buhari, APC govs to attend Uzodimma’s campaign flag off in Owerri
Fri, 21 Dec 2018
President Muhammadu Buhari and governors of the All Progressives Congress, APC, will be part of the campaign flag-off ceremony of the party’s governorship candidate in Imo State, Senator Hope Uzodimma in Owerri today.Continue reading Buhari, APC govs to attend Uzodimma’s campaign flag off in Owerri at Vanguard News Nigeria.
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Name political parties demanding money to endorse Buhari, parties tell Oshiomhole
Fri, 21 Dec 2018
COALITION of Progressives Political Parties, COP3, has challenged the National Chairman of the All Progressives Congress, APC, Mr Adams Oshiomhole to mention the names of Presidential candidates of other parties that demanded money from President Muhammadu Buhari to adopt and endorse him for the 2019 elections.Continue reading Name political parties demanding money to endorse Buhari, parties tell Oshiomhole at Vanguard News Nigeria.
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Ayade inaugurates PDP campaign council
Fri, 21 Dec 2018
Governor Ben Ayade of Cross Rivers State has inaugurated the People’s Democratic Party, PDP, campaign council in the state with a charge on members to win their polling units.Continue reading Ayade inaugurates PDP campaign council at Vanguard News Nigeria.
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APC Reconciliation: 70% of S’ West petitioners from Ondo
Fri, 21 Dec 2018
LAGOS’THE All Progressives Congress, APC national peace and reconciliation committee set up over crisis in the Southwest submitted its report to the national chairman, Comrade Adams Oshiomhole in Abuja with a recommendation for persuasion to reconcile aggrieved tendencies.Continue reading APC Reconciliation: 70% of S’ West petitioners from Ondo at Vanguard News Nigeria.
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Another crisis brewing in Ondo Assembly
Fri, 21 Dec 2018
AKURE’ANOTHER crisis is looming in the Ondo State House of Assembly as the Speaker, Bamidele Oloyelogun insisted, yesterday, on suspending a factional Speaker, Mr. Olamide George over a letter to the Debt Management Office, DMO. Oloyelogun alleged that George petitioned the Debt Management Office, claiming to be the new speaker and asked the DMO not to have any relationship with Ondo State government again.Continue reading Another crisis brewing in Ondo Assembly at Vanguard News Nigeria.
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DELTA DEP SPEAKER’S SACK: INEC presents certificate of return to Ozegbe
Fri, 21 Dec 2018
THE Independent National Electoral Commission, INEC, yesterday, presented the Certificate of Return to Mr. Lawrence Ozegbe, declaring him an elected member of the Delta State House of Assembly, representing Ndokwa East Constituency of the state.Continue reading DELTA DEP SPEAKERS SACK: INEC presents certificate of return to Ozegbe at Vanguard News Nigeria.
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Emerhor remains APC leader in Delta ‘Kohwo
Fri, 21 Dec 2018
ASABA’ELDERS and Leaders Council of the All Progressives Congress, APC in Delta Central senatorial district, have reaffirmed Olorogun O’Tega Emerhor as the authentic leader of the party in Delta State.Continue reading Emerhor remains APC leader in Delta ‘Kohwo at Vanguard News Nigeria.
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Oshiomhole was wrong to force Ogboru on Delta APC ‘ Igbini
Fri, 21 Dec 2018
Comrade Igbini Odafe Emmanuel, a chieftain of the Peoples Redemption Party, PRP in Delta State is the National President, Vanguard for Transparent Leadership and democracy, VATLAD. In this interview he takes an excursion from his party into the affairs of the All Progressives Congress, APC in Delta State. Excerpts:Continue reading Oshiomhole was wrong to force Ogboru on Delta APC Igbini at Vanguard News Nigeria.
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PDP raises alarm over alleged plot by Presidency to siphon N1.2bn farmers’ fund
Fri, 21 Dec 2018
Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, has accused President Muhammadu Buhari and All Progressives Congress, APC, of plotting to fleece Nigerians through the extortion of N1.2 billion from poor beneficiaries of Central Bank of Nigeria, CBN’s Anchor Borrowers’ Programme, to fund the President 2019 re-election bid.Continue reading PDP raises alarm over alleged plot by Presidency to siphon N1.2bn farmers’ fund at Vanguard News Nigeria.
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No restructuring, no solution to Nigeria’s problems ‘ Lagos Speaker
Fri, 21 Dec 2018
SPEAKER of the Lagos State House of Assembly, Mr. Mudashiru Obasa, yesterday, insisted that unless the 1999 constitution of Nigeria is revisited and the political, economic and social structures of the country are sanctimoniously and patriotically restructured, the development of Nigeria may never be achieved.Continue reading No restructuring, no solution to Nigeria’s problems ‘ Lagos Speaker at Vanguard News Nigeria.
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2019 budget, an hopeless document ‘ Saraki
Fri, 21 Dec 2018
Senate President, Senator Bukola Saraki, Thursday tasked Nigerians not to expect much from the 2019 Appropriation Bill, describing the budget proposal as hopeless.Continue reading 2019 budget, an hopeless document Saraki at Vanguard News Nigeria.
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Atiku has failed to gain traction ‘ Lai Mohammed
Fri, 21 Dec 2018
The Federal Government has described as an ‘act of desperation”, the statement credited to the PDP Presidential candidate, Atiku Abubakar, that ‘killings will continue if President Muhammadu Buhari is re-elected”.Continue reading Atiku has failed to gain traction ‘ Lai Mohammed at Vanguard News Nigeria.
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Bolarinwa-led APC appeals Kwara High Court judgment
Fri, 21 Dec 2018
The Bashir Bolarinwa-led All Progressives Congress (APC) in Kwara says it has appealed an Ilorin High Court judgment authenticating the Ishola Balogun-Fulani executive of the party.Continue reading Bolarinwa-led APC appeals Kwara High Court judgment at Vanguard News Nigeria.
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Kwara APC judgment just another bump on our way to dismantling Saraki political dynasty ‘ Lai Mohammed
Fri, 21 Dec 2018
The Minister of Information and Culture, Alhaji Lai Mohammed says ‘there is no cause for alarm” over the recent decision of Ilorin High Court, recognising the Executive Committee of the Ishola Balogun-Fulani led Kwara All Progressives Congress (APC).Continue reading Kwara APC judgment just another bump on our way to dismantling Saraki political dynasty ‘ Lai Mohammed at Vanguard News Nigeria.
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Kwara APC Judgment: No cause for alarm ‘ Lai Mohammed
Fri, 21 Dec 2018
The Minister of Information and Culture, Alhaji Lai Mohammed says ‘there is no cause for alarm” over the recent decision of Ilorin High Court, recognising the Executive Committee of the Ishola Balogun-Fulani led Kwara All Progressives Congress (APC).Continue reading Kwara APC Judgment: No cause for alarm ‘ Lai Mohammed at Vanguard News Nigeria.
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FMDQ lists N13.50bn Union Bank bonds
Fri, 21 Dec 2018
FMDQ OTC Securities Exchange Plc yesterday admitted N13.50 billion bonds of Union Bank of Nigeria Plc for trading on its platform.Continue reading FMDQ lists N13.50bn Union Bank bonds at Vanguard News Nigeria.
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PenCom to enroll additional 30m Nigerians in 5yrs
Fri, 21 Dec 2018
The nation’s pension scheme is targeting to enroll about 30 million Nigerians in the next five years, about 275 percent increase from current position.Continue reading PenCom to enroll additional 30m Nigerians in 5yrs at Vanguard News Nigeria.
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Investors’sentiments diverge over Access, Diamond
Fri, 21 Dec 2018
Investors swooped on the shares of Diamond Bank Plc following the announcement of its merger, Monday, with Access Bank Plc, resulting in 44.2 percent increase on the shares of the bank in four trading days.Continue reading Investors’sentiments diverge over Access, Diamond at Vanguard News Nigeria.
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Naira up to N364.57/$ in I&E window
Fri, 21 Dec 2018
The Naira, yesterday, appreciated to N364.57 per dollar in the Investors and Exporters (I&E) window due to a 21 percent rise in the volume of dollars traded.Continue reading Naira up to N364.57/$ in I&E window at Vanguard News Nigeria.
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