Today’s Vanguard Newspaper Headlines Thursday 14th March 2019

Today’s Vanguard Newspaper Headlines

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Amnesty beneficiaries, group congratulate Buhari
Thu, 14 Mar 2019
BENEFICIARIES of the second phase of the Presidential Amnesty for ex-militants in the Niger Delta, have congratulated President Muhammadu Buhari on his victory and re-election in the February 23, 2019, Presidential election.Continue reading Amnesty beneficiaries, group congratulate Buhari at Vanguard News Nigeria.
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Resisting the assault on the spirit of Lagos
Thu, 14 Mar 2019
HIGHLIGHTING the ethnic and tribal composition of our great country is always a hurting venture for patriotic and detribalised minds. One of the banes of the country’s march to greatness is tribalism and ethnicity. Our diverse ethnic and tribal configuration has always been a major setback in our quest for a united, prosperous and strong nation.Continue reading Resisting the assault on the spirit of Lagos at Vanguard News Nigeria.
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Lagos doctors urge Sanwo-Olu to resuscitate 37 non-functional health care centres
Thu, 14 Mar 2019
THE Medilag 90 Group, made up of the 1990 medical and dental graduates of the University of Lagos, College of Medicine, have urged the Lagos State Governor-Elect, Mr Babajide Sanwo-Olu to resuscitate 37 non-functional Primary Health and Dental Care Centers in the state when sworn in.Continue reading Lagos doctors urge Sanwo-Olu to resuscitate 37 non-functional health care centres at Vanguard News Nigeria.
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Power sector suffers more setbacks
Thu, 14 Mar 2019
Gas Supply, distribution and transmission facilities continue to plague the availability of electricity to many households in the country, leading to about N86 billion loss of revenue to the power sector in the first two months of 2019.Continue reading Power sector suffers more setbacks at Vanguard News Nigeria.
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A-Ibom Assembly passes N672.9bn appropriation bill into law
Thu, 14 Mar 2019
Akwa Ibom State House of Assembly has passed the state appropriation bill of N672.984 billion for the 2019 fiscal year into law.Continue reading A-Ibom Assembly passes N672.9bn appropriation bill into law at Vanguard News Nigeria.
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A stalemate in Abia North
Thu, 14 Mar 2019
The case in Abia North is, however, drawing serious contentions between the two major parties. Senator Mao Ohabunwa, the candidate of the PDP is drawn in battle with Dr. Orji Uzor Kalu, a former governor of Abia State who was the APC candidate in the election.Continue reading A stalemate in Abia North at Vanguard News Nigeria.
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Osanebi, Otuaro, Muturu hail Okowa, PDP on victory
Thu, 14 Mar 2019
DEPUTY Speaker of Delta State House of Assembly, Mr Friday Osanebi, Chairman, Board of Trustees, Atiku Abubakar Media Vanguard, AAMV, Shadrach Otuaro and a member of Delta State Waterways and Land Security Committee, and Chairman of Amnesty Programme, Phase 2, Ambassador Kingsley Muturu, have congratulated Governor Ifeanyi Okowa and the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, for the victory recorded in the March 9 elections in the state.Continue reading Osanebi, Otuaro, Muturu hail Okowa, PDP on victory
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Senate decries high debt profile, as senators begin debate on 2019 budget
Thu, 14 Mar 2019
THE rising debt profile of Nigeria on yearly basis came to the front burner, yesterday, as senators began debate on the general principles of the 2019 Appropriation Bill of N8.83 trillion presented before the National Assembly by President Muhammadu Buhari.Continue reading Senate decries high debt profile, as senators begin debate on 2019 budget at Vanguard News Nigeria.
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NCC expects more support from Buhari govt ‘ Danbatta
Thu, 14 Mar 2019
Nigerian Communications Commission, NCC, has congratulated President Muhammadu Buhari on his re-election, saying his selfless service to the nation facilitated his victory at the polls.Continue reading NCC expects more support from Buhari govt ‘ Danbatta at Vanguard News Nigeria.
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Malabu scandal: Middleman who received $520m appears before Italian court
Thu, 14 Mar 2019
A principal suspect in the controversial Malabu oil scandal, Abubakar Aliyu, yesterday, appeared as a witness before an Italian court in Milan.Continue reading Malabu scandal: Middleman who received $520m appears before Italian court at Vanguard News Nigeria.
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Rowdy session in Senate over elections
Thu, 14 Mar 2019
THE alleged militarization and massive rigging of the February 23 Presidential, National Assembly and March 9 Governorship, State Houses of Assembly and Federal Capital Territory, FCT, Area Council elections, yesterday, threw the Senate into a rowdy session.Continue reading Rowdy session in Senate over elections at Vanguard News Nigeria.
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Amnesty office denies allegations of looting, vandalism
Thu, 14 Mar 2019
The office of the Special Adviser to the President on Niger Delta and Coordinator, Amnesty Programme, yesterday dismissed reports of looting of starter packs and vandalism of property at its training facility in Bayelsa State.Continue reading Amnesty office denies allegations of looting, vandalism at Vanguard News Nigeria.
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How Amosun bowed to Labour power
Thu, 14 Mar 2019
DESPITE receiving billions in bailout funds, Ogun State Government continues to owe its workers arrears of salaries. Mostly affected are workers of the Tai Solarin College of Education who have been owed arrears of salaries and pension for close to a decade.’Continue reading How Amosun bowed to Labour power at Vanguard News Nigeria.
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NBA-SBL set to hold 13th annual business law conference
Thu, 14 Mar 2019
The Nigerian Bar Association Section on Business Law, NBA-SBL, will hold its 13th Annual Business Conference in Lagos, from June 26-28, 2019.Continue reading NBA-SBL set to hold 13th annual business law conference at Vanguard News Nigeria.
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I’m in Akwa Ibom to count ballots, not money ‘ IGINI
Thu, 14 Mar 2019
By Johnbosco AgbakwuruBarrister Mike Igini, the Resident Electoral Commissioner in Akwa Ibom State, has become a sort of democracy hero after reportedly standing in the way of attempts by some interest groups to compromise the recent elections in Akwa Ibom State.The outcome of the election has broken myths and mystified many. From the issues that preceded the conduct of the polls, Vanguard sought an interview on the pressures and pains that attended his preparation for the election.Continue read
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Inconclusive Polls: How to resolve Nigeria’s latest crisis
Thu, 14 Mar 2019
The declaration of six of the 29 governorship elections conducted last week as being inconclusive has raised the issue of inconclusive elections in the country to a new height. By that count, it meant that 20 of the elections conducted last Saturday were inconclusive. The issue remarkably, is not limited to governorship. Eight of the 109 Senate contests were also declared inconclusive.Continue reading Inconclusive Polls: How to resolve Nigerias latest crisis at Vanguard News Nigeria.
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I am not violent, please give me my certificate, Okorocha begs INEC
Thu, 14 Mar 2019
The current governor of Imo state and the senator elect in the just concluded National Assembly election conducted by the Independent National Electoral Commission, INEC, Mr Rochas Okorocha, Wednesday asked the commission to hand him over his certificate, noting that the commission cannot seize his certificate because of a mere petition against him.Continue reading I am not violent, please give me my certificate, Okorocha begs INEC at Vanguard News Nigeria.
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Minimum Wage: Senate Committee concur with Reps, approves N30,000
Thu, 14 Mar 2019
THE Senate Adhoc Committee on a New National Minimum Wage Bill, 2019, has agreed with the House of Representatives, recommending N30,000 as the accepted minimum wage for the Nigerian workers as against N27,000 proposed by the Federal Government.Continue reading Minimum Wage: Senate Committee concur with Reps, approves N30,000 at Vanguard News Nigeria.
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Stay away from my Adoration, Fr Mbaka warns Politicians
Thu, 14 Mar 2019
ENUGU-SPIRITUAL Director of the Adoration Ministry Enugu Nigeria, AMEN, Rev. Fr. Ejike Mbaka has told trouble politicians in the country to stay away from anything that concerns the spiritual affairs of his ministry.Continue reading Stay away from my Adoration, Fr Mbaka warns Politicians at Vanguard News Nigeria.
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Plastic firm harps on enabling environment for FDI
Thu, 14 Mar 2019
Lexsz Plastics, a recycling company, has urged the Federal Government to improve on infrastructure so as to boost Foreign Direct Investment, FDI, in the country.Continue reading Plastic firm harps on enabling environment for FDI at Vanguard News Nigeria.
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Buhari to open Enugu Intl trade fair next month
Thu, 14 Mar 2019
The organisers of the Enugu International Trade Fare are expecting that President Muhammadu Buhari will declare open the fair in April, 2018.Continue reading Buhari to open Enugu Intl trade fair next month at Vanguard News Nigeria.
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We need visibility to increase insurance acceptance in Nigeria ‘ Omo
Thu, 14 Mar 2019
In this interview, Managing Director of African Alliance Insurance Plc, Mrs Funmi Omo spoke on how Nigeria insurance companies could boost public acceptance and patronage.Continue reading We need visibility to increase insurance acceptance in Nigeria ‘ Omo at Vanguard News Nigeria.
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African Alliance unveils new corporate identity
Thu, 14 Mar 2019
African Alliance Insurance Plc, has unveiled a new corporate brand identity and a new logo with a focus to strengthen its customer service delivery and leverage to digitalization.Continue reading African Alliance unveils new corporate identity at Vanguard News Nigeria.
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SEC to impose stiffer sanctions on DCS, e-mandate defaulters
Thu, 14 Mar 2019
The Securities and Exchange Commission, SEC, will henceforth impose tougher sanctions on registrars and dealing member firms of the Nigerian Stock Exchange, NSE, that try to frustrate the on-going e-dividend registration geared towards reducing the quantum of unclaimed divided and the direct cash settlement (DCS) initiative.Continue reading SEC to impose stiffer sanctions on DCS, e-mandate defaulters at Vanguard News Nigeria.
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Over 200 SMEs seek space in Edo Production Centre, as govt assures regular electricity supply
Thu, 14 Mar 2019
The Edo State Governor, Mr. Godwin Obaseki, has said that not less than 200 Small and Medium Scale Enterprises (SMEs) in fabrication, furniture making, printing and polythene production have applied to work from the Edo Production Centre, which will soon open for business.Continue reading Over 200 SMEs seek space in Edo Production Centre, as govt assures regular electricity supply at Vanguard News Nigeria.
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Breaking: Bonny light price rises to $67.48 per barrel
Thu, 14 Mar 2019
THE price of Bonny Light, Nigeria’s premium oil grade has risen from $66.00 to $67.48 per barrel, the highest in recent times, as the Organisation of Petroleum Exporting Countries, OPEC; continue to eliminate excess oil from the global market.Continue reading Breaking: Bonny light price rises to $67.48 per barrel at Vanguard News Nigeria.
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Naira gains marginally against dollar at parallel market
Thu, 14 Mar 2019
The Naira on Wednesday gained marginally against the dollar at the parallel market in Lagos, exchanging at N358 to the dollar.Continue reading Naira gains marginally against dollar at parallel market at Vanguard News Nigeria.
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Facebook, MainOne chose to invest in Edo because of Obaseki’s reforms, says Opeke
Thu, 14 Mar 2019
The Chief Executive Officer of MainOne Cable Company, Funke Opeke, has said that the investment by Facebook and MainOne in broadband network infrastructure in Edo State is as a result of Governor Godwin Obaseki’s ease of doing business reforms and commitment to boosting productivity through technology.Continue reading Facebook, MainOne chose to invest in Edo because of Obaseki’s reforms, says Opeke at Vanguard News Nigeria.
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Outage hits Facebook, Instagram users worldwide
Thu, 14 Mar 2019
Facebook and Instagram users lost access to the social network’s applications in parts of the world Wednesday as a result of an outage of undetermined origin.Continue reading Outage hits Facebook, Instagram users worldwide at Vanguard News Nigeria.
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FIFA bans former Guatemalan FA boss Salguero for seven years
Thu, 14 Mar 2019
Berlin, March 13, 2019 (dpa/NAN) Football governing body FIFA has banned the former Guatemalan Football Association President Rafael Salguero from all football-related activities for seven years for bribery.Continue reading FIFA bans former Guatemalan FA boss Salguero for seven years at Vanguard News Nigeria.
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How Juventus shares soared after Ronaldo hat-trick
Thu, 14 Mar 2019
Juventus shares soared by over 20% on the Milan stock exchange on Wednesday, the morning after Cristiano Ronaldo’s incredible hat-trick rescued the Italian giants Champions League campaign.Continue reading How Juventus shares soared after Ronaldo hat-trick at Vanguard News Nigeria.
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Zidane leads first session since return to Real Madrid
Thu, 14 Mar 2019
Zinedine Zidane’s second spell as coach of Real Madrid got underway on Wednesday as the Frenchman took his first session at the club’s training ground in Valdebebas.Continue reading Zidane leads first session since return to Real Madrid at Vanguard News Nigeria.
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STEM: N7.5m scholarship from Interswitch awaits outstanding students
Thu, 14 Mar 2019
Senior Secondary Students who are good at Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics (STEM) subjects stand the chance to get N7.5million scholarship, as Interswitch Group, a leading Nigerian Pan-African digital payment and commerce solutions company vowed to reward winners in the InterswitchSPAK National Science competition.Continue reading STEM: N7.5m scholarship from Interswitch awaits outstanding students at Vanguard News Nigeria.
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Election violence: What remedy for victims
Thu, 14 Mar 2019
In the case of constitutional remedies, provisions in Chapter 4 thereof provides clear legal roadmaps for victims’ enforcement of infringed fundamental rights, as may inure to them. Sections 33 (1), 35 (1), 41, 44 and 46 (1), among others, of the Constitution (supra) readily come in aid of such victims.Continue reading Election violence: What remedy for victims’ at Vanguard News Nigeria.
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S-Court sides with Nigerians in interpretation of Montreal Convention
Thu, 14 Mar 2019
It would, therefore, in my view be unfair and unjust for the respondent as the carrier to merely refund the flight ticket without compensation or generally damage for the lost of time, stress,embarrassment and inconvenient she suffer in consequence of breach of contract by the respondentContinue reading S-Court sides with Nigerians in interpretation of Montreal Convention at Vanguard News Nigeria.
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Tolulope Omoleye-Osindero ‘ The Start-up Counsel
Thu, 14 Mar 2019
Tolulope Omoleye-Osindero is a Senior Associate in Udo Udoma & Belo Osagie’s Banking and Finance team. She shares her journey and some pointers towards building a successful career. I wish I could say that I had always wanted to be a lawyer, unfortunately this is not my story as I really wanted to study []The post Tolulope Omoleye-Osindero The Start-up Counsel appeared first on The Spark.
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Kemi Okusanya ‘ The Payment Maven
Thu, 14 Mar 2019
Kemi Okusanya is the Vice President at VISA West Africa. She has always led her life by setting goals and going all out to meet them. She shares her story on reaching for the stars as a visionary woman. Early Start I grew up being exposed to innovation and technology at a young age. I []The post Kemi Okusanya The Payment Maven appeared first on The Spark.
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2019 UTME begins from Thursday, April 11, says JAMB
Thu, 14 Mar 2019
THE Joint Admissions and Matriculation Board, JAMB,has announced that its 2019 Universal Tertiary Matriculation Examination,UTME,begins from Thursday, April 11.Continue reading 2019 UTME begins from Thursday, April 11, says JAMB at Vanguard News Nigeria.
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Tragedy foretold: Over 1000 buildings marked for demolition including tragic house
Thu, 14 Mar 2019
Unless something urgent is done, we may be witnessing more building collapses, as over 1000 buildings in Lagos Island have been allegedly certified distressed.Mr. Kunle Awobodu, 1st Vice President, Nigerian Institute of Building NIOB, and the immediate past President of Building Collapse Prevention Guild BCPG, while reacting to yesterday’s collapsed building in Ita Faji Street, Lagos Island, said ‘From our findings which revealed over 1000 structures were distressed, we had also recomm
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INEC’s REC Prof. Ezeonu has wrecked democracy in Imo State ‘ Okorocha
Thu, 14 Mar 2019
Governor of Imo State, Owelle Rochas Okorocha has accused the Resident Electoral Commissioner (REC) Imo State, Professor Francis Ezeonu of wrecking democracy in the State with the worrisome manner he has handled the Conduct of the 2019 elections in the State, adding that he has shown that he was brought to Imo after the 2015 election to return PDP to Power in the State.Continue reading INECs REC Prof. Ezeonu has wrecked democracy in Imo State Okorocha at Vanguard News Nigeria.
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How Ihedioha won Imo gov election
Thu, 14 Mar 2019
OWERRI’The State Returning Officer for Saturday’s governorship election in Imo state, Mr. Francis Chukwuemeka Otonta, Monday announced the candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, Emeka Ihedioha, the winner of the governorship election.Continue reading How Ihedioha won Imo gov election at Vanguard News Nigeria.
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Building collapse: Please, save my child, save my child!, traumatised mother weeps
Thu, 14 Mar 2019
Dozens of children were among scores of people feared trapped on Wednesday after a four-storey building collapsed in Nigeria’s economic capital Lagos, rescuers told AFP, with at least four dead bodies pulled from the rubble.Continue reading Building collapse: Please, save my child, save my child!, traumatised mother weeps at Vanguard News Nigeria.
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