Today’s Vanguard Newspaper Headlines Wednesday 13th March 2019

Today’s Vanguard Newspaper Headlines

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Presidential poll: CUPP reveals Appeal Court Tribunal members
Wed, 13 Mar 2019
ABUJA’Coalition of United Political Parties, CUPP, Nigeria’s biggest opposition coalition, claimed, yesterday, that it was in possession of a five-man list of justices approved by the President of the Court of Appeal, Justice Zainab Bulkachuwa, to hear the petition of Alhaji Atiku Abubakar and Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, against the results of the February 23 presidential elections.Continue reading Presidential poll: CUPP reveals Appeal Court Tribunal members at Vanguard News Nigeri
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INEC to sue peddlers of false allegations
Wed, 13 Mar 2019
ENUGU’INDEPENDENT National Electoral Commission, INEC, has said that it is studying wild allegations made against the commission during the 2019 general elections for the possibility of taking culprits to court.Continue reading INEC to sue peddlers of false allegations at Vanguard News Nigeria.
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Awaiting Kano election results: KAPEDI urges Kano politicians, youths to maintain peace
Wed, 13 Mar 2019
Eminent citizens of Kano State, on the platform of Kano Peace and Development Initiative, KAPEDI, have pleaded with stakeholders and youths in the state to remain calm and maintain law and order, pending official release of results of Saturday’s governorship and House of Assembly elections by the Independent National Electoral Commission, INEC.Continue reading Awaiting Kano election results: KAPEDI urges Kano politicians, youths to maintain peace at Vanguard News Nigeria.
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FG intervenes in boundary dispute between Ebonyi/Cross River 3000 Ebonyians displaced ‘ HRH Dominic Aloh
Wed, 13 Mar 2019
There seems to be a ray of hope for the people of Amagu in Ikwo Local Government Area of Ebonyi State following Federal Government’s intervention in the boundary dispute between the community and the people of Adadama community in Abi LGA of Cross River State.Continue reading FG intervenes in boundary dispute between Ebonyi/Cross River 3000 Ebonyians displaced HRH Dominic Aloh at Vanguard News Nigeria.
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Senate begins 2019 budget debate today
Wed, 13 Mar 2019
SENATORS will today begin debate on the general principles of 2019 Appropriation Bill of N8.83 trillion presented before the National Assembly by President Muhammadu Buhari.Continue reading Senate begins 2019 budget debate today at Vanguard News Nigeria.
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Suspended polls : Anxiety heightens as INEC holds back on Rivers
Wed, 13 Mar 2019
THE Independent National Electoral Commission INEC has said it would conduct supplementary elections on March 23 in states where the exercise was put on hold due to violence or other reasons.Continue reading Suspended polls : Anxiety heightens as INEC holds back on Rivers at Vanguard News Nigeria.
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Why I won ‘ Ereyetomi
Wed, 13 Mar 2019
WARRI’HOUSE of Representatives member-elect for Warri federal constituency, Chief Thomas Ereyetomi, has dismissed allegations of rigging levelled against him, saying he won the election on the strength of his popularity and programmes for the constituency.Continue reading Why I won Ereyetomi at Vanguard News Nigeria.
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Delta voted for more devt ‘ Takeme
Wed, 13 Mar 2019
Delta State Commissioner, Ministry of Urban Renewal, Chief Julius Takeme says Deltans voted for more development by re-electing governor Ifeanyi Okowa for another term of four years.Continue reading Delta voted for more devt ‘ Takeme at Vanguard News Nigeria.
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INEC cancels 138,706 votes in Nasarawa
Wed, 13 Mar 2019
NO fewer than 138,706 votes were cancelled in the just-concluded governorship election in Nasarawa State, returning officer, Professor Abdullahi Bala, has announced.Continue reading INEC cancels 138,706 votes in Nasarawa at Vanguard News Nigeria.
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Election: Aggrieved candidates can reclaim mandates without courts ‘ Mediators
Wed, 13 Mar 2019
As aggrieved candidates kick against the declared results by Independent Electoral Commission, INEC, the Institute of Chartered Mediators and Conciliators, ICMC, Nigeria has urged the candidates to approach Alternative Dispute Resolution, ADR to reclaim their mandates.Continue reading Election: Aggrieved candidates can reclaim mandates without courts ‘ Mediators at Vanguard News Nigeria.
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I’ll improve Finland-Nigeria diplomatic relation ‘ Amb.Pulkkinen
Wed, 13 Mar 2019
Finland Ambassador to Nigeria, His Excellency Dr. Jyrki Pulkkinen, has said that although Finland ‘Nigeria trade volume is still too low, he aims at shifting it to new tracks and pushing it to new heights, while also disclosing that his country has a globally recognized peace meditation expertise that could be used in resolving local conflicts in Nigeria.Continue reading Ill improve Finland-Nigeria diplomatic relation ‘ Amb.Pulkkinen at Vanguard News Nigeria.
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Nasarawa gov-elect seeks opposition’s collaboration for inclusive govt
Wed, 13 Mar 2019
Nasarawa State Governor-elect, Abdullahi Sule, has appealed to all the contestants in the just concluded general election in the state to bury their hatchets and join hands with All Progressives Congress, APC, government to move the state to the next level of development.Continue reading Nasarawa gov-elect seeks opposition’s collaboration for inclusive govt at Vanguard News Nigeria.
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Why I won’ Ereyetomi
Wed, 13 Mar 2019
HOUSE of Representatives member-elect for Warri federal constituQency, Chief Thomas Ereyetomi, has dismissed allegations of rigging levelled against him, saying he won the election on the strength of his popularity and programmes for the constituency.Continue reading Why I won’ Ereyetomi at Vanguard News Nigeria.
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Isoko North PDP hails Okowa, Owhefere’s re-election
Wed, 13 Mar 2019
Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, in Isoko North Local Government Area, Delta State, has felicitated with Governor Ifeanyi Okowa and the Majority Leader of the Delta State House of Assembly, Mr. Tim Owhefere on their re-election in the March 9, Governorship and State House of Assembly elections.Continue reading Isoko North PDP hails Okowa, Owheferes re-election at Vanguard News Nigeria.
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Gov Bello assures of more dividend of democracy
Wed, 13 Mar 2019
Governor Abubakar Bello of Niger State has re-assured people of the state that he will justify the confidence reposed in him by the electorate in re-electing him for a second term of four years.Continue reading Gov Bello assures of more dividend of democracy at Vanguard News Nigeria.
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Masari promises inclusive govt, says no loser in Katsina
Wed, 13 Mar 2019
Re-elected Governor Aminu Masari of Katsina State has promised to run an inclusive government, saying there is no loser from the just concluded governorship election in the state.Continue reading Masari promises inclusive govt, says no loser in Katsina at Vanguard News Nigeria.
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Amosun pledges not to abandon any project
Wed, 13 Mar 2019
Governor Ibikunle Amosun of Ogun State has said his administration will not abandon any on-going project in the state, assuring that he will work till the last day in office.Continue reading Amosun pledges not to abandon any project at Vanguard News Nigeria.
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Security breach: Ajimobi tells offenders to await consequences
Wed, 13 Mar 2019
FOLLOWING pockets of violence that erupted in Ibadan, Oyo State capital, Governor Abiola Ajimobi, yesterday told those responsible for the security breach to wait for the consequences of their actions, vowing that they would be made to face the music.Continue reading Security breach: Ajimobi tells offenders to await consequences at Vanguard News Nigeria.
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Buhari’s victory has returned power to poor masses
Wed, 13 Mar 2019
House of Representatives member-elect in Ekiti State, Olusola Fatoba, has said the landslide victory recorded by President Muhammadu Buhari in the presidential poll, is an indication that power has returned to poor Nigerian Masses.Continue reading ‘Buhari’s victory has returned power to poor masses at Vanguard News Nigeria.
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PDP, ADC, AAN, ANRP candidates storm INEC office
Wed, 13 Mar 2019
CANDIDATES of four political parties in Ondo State yesterday protested to the state Independent National Electoral Commission, INEC, demanding the cancellation of Saturday House of Assembly election in Ondo East and Ondo West council area of the state.Continue reading PDP, ADC, AAN, ANRP candidates storm INEC office at Vanguard News Nigeria.
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Polls: APC exonerates army, alleges Wike, PDP behind violence in Rivers
Wed, 13 Mar 2019
The Rivers state All Progressives Congress, APC, has urged the public to disregard what it described as lies told by the Rivers State governor, Nyesom Wike against the Nigerian army. The APC in the state said Wike told lies by alleging that the Nigerian military interfered in the elections that took place in the state.Continue reading Polls: APC exonerates army, alleges Wike, PDP behind violence in Rivers at Vanguard News Nigeria.
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Dino Melaye set to launch ‘Stop GYB Movement
Wed, 13 Mar 2019
CHAIRMAN, Senate Committee on the Federal Capital Territory Territory, FCT, Senator Dino Melaye, Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, Kogi West, yesterday said that arrangements have been concluded to put in place, a conference that would check what he described as incessant and indiscriminate harassment of the people by governor Yahaya Bello of Kogi State.Continue reading Dino Melaye set to launch Stop GYB Movement at Vanguard News Nigeria.
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Presidential poll: CUPP reveals Appeal Court Tribunal members
Wed, 13 Mar 2019
THE Coalition of United Political Parties, CUPP, Nigeria’s biggest opposition coalition, claimed Tuesday,that it was in possession of a 5-man list of justices approved by the President of the Court of Appeal, Justice Zainab Bulkachuwa, to hear the petition of Alhaji Atiku Abubakar and the Peoples Democratic Party challenging the results of the February 23 Presidential elections.Continue reading Presidential poll: CUPP reveals Appeal Court Tribunal members at Vanguard News Nigeria.
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Appeal Court affirms SEC’s regulatory oversight over public companies
Wed, 13 Mar 2019
THE Court of Appeal has affirmed the powers of the Securities and Exchange Commission, SEC, to intervene in the management and control of any public company which is considered to have failed, is failing or is in crises.Continue reading Appeal Court affirms SEC’s regulatory oversight over public companies at Vanguard News Nigeria.
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Sudan terminal deal with Philippines’ ICTSI under review ‘ Bashir
Wed, 13 Mar 2019
REPRESENTING the majority of the crude oil exported from Africa, low sulphur will become ‘increasingly desirable’ in the coming years, Poten & Partners said.Continue reading Sudan terminal deal with Philippines’ ICTSI under review ‘ Bashir at Vanguard News Nigeria.
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Robbers Attempt to Board PIL Boxship in Gulf of Guinea
Wed, 13 Mar 2019
Perpetrators tried to board a containership owned by Singapore’s Pacific International Lines (PIL) while the vessel was sailing on the high sea in the Gulf of Guinea on February 21, 2019.Continue reading Robbers Attempt to Board PIL Boxship in Gulf of Guinea at Vanguard News Nigeria.
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Head of IMO Commends Caribbean Maritime University
Wed, 13 Mar 2019
SECRETARY General of the International Maritime Organisation (IMO), Mr Kitack Lim, has commended the Caribbean Maritime University (CMU), for developing its programmes in accordance with developments within the maritime industry.Continue reading Head of IMO Commends Caribbean Maritime University at Vanguard News Nigeria.
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Dealing decisively with hate speech culprits
Wed, 13 Mar 2019
Perhaps responding to the perceived lack of inclusion in the Buhari government, Mazi Nnamdi Kanu and his Indigenous Peoples of Biafra, IPOB, mounted fusillades of hate speeches over his pirate Radio Biafra, calling Nigeria a ‘zoo’, insulting some ethnic groups and calling for Biafran independence.Continue reading Dealing decisively with hate speech culprits at Vanguard News Nigeria.
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Maritime stakeholders, dignitaries in Benin for Greg Ogbeifun mum’s burial
Wed, 13 Mar 2019
MARITIME stakeholders and other dignitaries were in Benin over the weekend for the burial of the mother of Engr. Greg Ogbeifun, President, Ship Owners Association of Nigeria, SOAN), Cecilia Ogbeifun who died on January 9, 2019 at the age of 100 years.Continue reading Maritime stakeholders, dignitaries in Benin for Greg Ogbeifun mum’s burial at Vanguard News Nigeria.
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Two hospitalised in smugglers, Customs repeat clashes
Wed, 13 Mar 2019
Repeat clash between operatives of the Ogun Command of the Nigeria Customs Service, NCS, and suspected smugglers in the border communities of the state Friday, resulted in serious injuries of two customs men, who are presently recuperating at an undisclosed hospital.Continue reading Two hospitalised in smugglers, Customs repeat clashes at Vanguard News Nigeria.
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Govt is more focused on revenue than trade facilitation ‘ Former ANCLA Chief
Wed, 13 Mar 2019
FORMER President of the Association of Nigerian Licensed Customs Agents, ANLCA Prince Olayiwola Shittu, has said that government is more interested in generating revenue into its pulse than facilitating trade.Continue reading Govt is more focused on revenue than trade facilitation ‘ Former ANCLA Chief at Vanguard News Nigeria.
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Customs Checkpoints: We have patrol units, not checkpoints ‘ Customs boss
Wed, 13 Mar 2019
Following public complaints about the activities of Customs operatives along Mile2 – Seme expressway, Customs Area Controller, CAC, of Seme Border Command, Garba Uba Mohammed, has said that the Service does mount checkpoints but have patrol spots.Continue reading Customs Checkpoints: We have patrol units, not checkpoints ‘ Customs boss at Vanguard News Nigeria.
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PFSO advocates integration of maritime command control centres
Wed, 13 Mar 2019
THE Port Facility Security Officers, PFSO, Forum of the Lagos Maritime Security Zone, MSZ, has advocated for the integration of the various maritime command control centres across the country saying that their individuality has not helped in curbing criminal activities in the nation’s coastal and territorial waters.Continue reading PFSO advocates integration of maritime command control centres at Vanguard News Nigeria.
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NLNG explains its response to distressed trawler off Bonny coast
Wed, 13 Mar 2019
CONTRARY to media reports that no help came the way of a distressed fishing trawler, the management of the Nigerian Liquefied Natural Gas, NLNG, Limited has said that it responded by dispatching a long-range security boat to the location of the distressed vessel.Continue reading NLNG explains its response to distressed trawler off Bonny coast at Vanguard News Nigeria.
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More women should get involved in the Blue economy project ‘ Peterside
Wed, 13 Mar 2019
The Director-General of the Nigerian Maritime Administration and Safety Agency NIMASA, Dr Dakuku Peterside, has called for the involvement of more women in the development of the blue economy project with a view to growing the sector.Continue reading More women should get involved in the Blue economy project ‘ Peterside at Vanguard News Nigeria.
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NN to deploy warships, helicopters for multinational sea exercise
Wed, 13 Mar 2019
The Nigerian Navy, will Friday,deploy some of itsWarships and helicopters to the Gulf of Guinea, GoG for a multinational sea exercise code-named Obangame,with a view to countering sea-based illicit activities in the GoG corridor andto deepen cooperation among the region’s navies.Continue reading NN to deploy warships, helicopters for multinational sea exercise at Vanguard News Nigeria.
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Naira down to N358.2/$ in parallel market
Wed, 13 Mar 2019
The Naira, yesterday, depreciated to N358.2 per dollar in the parallel market.Continue reading Naira down to N358.2/$ in parallel market at Vanguard News Nigeria.
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Beyond Elections: Governance in Nigeria and Common Good, By Bishop Onah
Wed, 13 Mar 2019
Many people have now come to accept democracy, with all its limitations and ambiguities, as the best form of government for nations. (I have my reservations, but I leave them for another occasion.) Those, especially, who have experienced different forms of dictatorship or tyranny are very excited whenever they talk of democracy.Continue reading Beyond Elections: Governance in Nigeria and Common Good, By Bishop Onah at Vanguard News Nigeria.
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Is the People’s Bank coming back’ (1)
Wed, 13 Mar 2019
THE Vice President, Professor Yemi Osinbajo, GCON, declared in Ilorin recently that the Federal Government will float People’s Money bank in the country this year.Continue reading Is the Peoples Bank coming back’ (1) at Vanguard News Nigeria.
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Ronaldo hat-trick fires Juventus into Champions League quarter-finals
Wed, 13 Mar 2019
RonaldoContinue reading Ronaldo hat-trick fires Juventus into Champions League quarter-finals at Vanguard News Nigeria.
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Breaking: Man City thrash Schalke 7-0 to reach Champions League quarter-finals
Wed, 13 Mar 2019
Manchester City thrashed Schalke 7-0 at the Etihad Stadium on Tuesday to romp into the Champions League quarter-finals and keep their quadruple bid alive.Pep Guardiolas men held a 3-2 lead from the first leg, and equalled the record winning margin in a Champions League knockout-stage game as winger Leroy Sane scored once and assisted three other goals against his former club.Continue reading Breaking: Man City thrash Schalke 7-0 to reach Champions League quarter-finals at Vanguard News Nigeria.
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PSG win in first outing since Champions League nightmare
Wed, 13 Mar 2019
Paris Saint-Germain shook off their Champions League hangover and resumed their canter towards another French title on Tuesday as they cruised to a 4-0 win in Dijon.Continue reading PSG win in first outing since Champions League nightmare at Vanguard News Nigeria.
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Keita out of Liverpool’s Champions League tie at Bayern
Wed, 13 Mar 2019
Guinea midfielder Naby Keita has been ruled out of the Liverpool squad for Wednesday’s Champions League clash at Bayern Munich with injury.Continue reading Keita out of Liverpools Champions League tie at Bayern at Vanguard News Nigeria.
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Bayern aim to use home advantage to bring down Liverpool
Wed, 13 Mar 2019
Bayern Munich coach Niko Kovac and veteran ‘keeper Manuel Neuer expect to make home advantage count in their Champions League last 16 return leg on Wednesday to bring down Liverpool at a packed Allianz Arena.Continue reading Bayern aim to use home advantage to bring down Liverpool at Vanguard News Nigeria.
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Expanded 2022 World Cup to generate $300-400 million windfall
Wed, 13 Mar 2019
An expanded 48-team World Cup in 2022 would deliver a financial windfall of up to $400 million according to an internal feasibility study commissioned by FIFA, a source with knowledge of the document told AFP on Tuesday.Continue reading Expanded 2022 World Cup to generate $300-400 million windfall at Vanguard News Nigeria.
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INEC under 1999 Constitution: Election of transformation leaders
Wed, 13 Mar 2019
THE 2019 general elections have come and gone. As was evident from the outset, the elections have been characterised by controversy. While some candidates and their parties have expressed satisfaction with the entire process, it has not been so with others. At the centre of it all is the Independent National Electoral Commission whose conduct of the elections has again come under intense scrutiny. That this would be so was clear from accusations and counter accusations made before the elections
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We are afraid these hostels may collapse on our heads- UNN students living in roofless accommodations
Wed, 13 Mar 2019
Assuming there is a channel that drains the water from the decking, it would be better, but now every drop is being accumulated there, it may collapse on usContinue reading We are afraid these hostels may collapse on our heads- UNN students living in roofless accommodations at Vanguard News Nigeria.
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WAEC: 124 inmates of Enugu Maximum Prison credit English, mathematics
Wed, 13 Mar 2019
No fewer than 124 inmates of the Enugu Maximum Prison credited more than five subjects including English and Mathematics in the recently released 2018 November/December West African Examination Council (WAEC) results.Continue reading WAEC: 124 inmates of Enugu Maximum Prison credit English, mathematics at Vanguard News Nigeria.
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Dozens charged for helping children cheat their way into top universities in US
Wed, 13 Mar 2019
“Desperate Housewives” star Felicity Huffman and fellow Hollywood actress Lori Loughlin were among 50 people indicted Tuesday in a multi-million dollar scam to help children of the American elite cheat their way into top universities.Continue reading Dozens charged for helping children cheat their way into top universities in US at Vanguard News Nigeria.
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