Today’s Vanguard Newspaper Headlines Tuesday 20th March 2019

Today’s Vanguard Newspaper Headlines

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Don’t play dirty politics ahead 2020, group tells Obaseki
Wed, 20 Mar 2019
BENIN CITY’A socio-apolitical organisation in Edo State, the Edo Continuity Forum, has faulted the suspension of former governorship aspirant of the All Progressives Congress, APC, Gen. Charles Airiavbere (retd) by the party, admonishing Governor Godwin Obaseki not to play dirty ahead the 2020 governorship election in the state so as to avoid political tension in the state.Continue reading Dont play dirty politics ahead 2020, group tells Obaseki at Vanguard News Nigeria.
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Sunola unveils new products, flags off consumer campaign
Wed, 20 Mar 2019
SUNOLA Foods Limited, manufacturers of Sunola Oil, has unveiled new extensions of the Sunola brand in the market.Continue reading Sunola unveils new products, flags off consumer campaign at Vanguard News Nigeria.
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Modion Communications, Singapore partner on 2019 LPG forum
Wed, 20 Mar 2019
Modion Com-munications has entered into an exclusive partnership with Singapore’s Gas Academy PTE to drive stakeholder participation, marketing communications and public relations support for the scheduled LPG West Africa 2019 forum and exhibition.Continue reading Modion Communications, Singapore partner on 2019 LPG forum at Vanguard News Nigeria.
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ID Africa acquires TheNETng to form MMC powerhouse
Wed, 20 Mar 2019
Info Digital Africa, ID Africa,a digital agency said its acquiring NET Newspaper Limited, NNL, in order to expand its frontiers in the media and marketing communications, MMC industry.Continue reading ID Africa acquires TheNETng to form MMC powerhouse at Vanguard News Nigeria.
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How Enoghie of Ukhiri was kidnapped’Family member
Wed, 20 Mar 2019
BENIN’MORE insight as to the way and manner the Enogie of Ukhiri, Godwin Aigbe, in Ikpoba-Okha Local Government Area of Edo State was kidnapped was given by a close family friend on condition of anonymity, yesterday.Continue reading How Enoghie of Ukhiri was kidnapped’Family member at Vanguard News Nigeria.
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DAWN, Afenifere, others set agenda for S’West govs-elect, harp on regional integration
Wed, 20 Mar 2019
THE constant call for regional integration yesterday became a subject of debate in Ibadan, as the Director-General of Development Agenda for Western Nigeria (DAWN), Mr. Seye Oyeleye, admonished newly elected political leaders in the South-West to make regional integration the fulcrum of their government.Continue reading DAWN, Afenifere, others set agenda for S’West govs-elect, harp on regional integration at Vanguard News Nigeria.
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Unrest: Oyetola shuts colleges of technology
Wed, 20 Mar 2019
Following the wanton destruction of public property by irate members of the public in Ilesa, Osun State Governor, Adegboyega Oyetola has ordered the closure of three higher institutions of learning in the state.Continue reading Unrest: Oyetola shuts colleges of technology at Vanguard News Nigeria.
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Reps to probe deployment of military men during polls, Kajuru killings
Wed, 20 Mar 2019
House of Representatives, yesterday, resolved to investigate the involvement of the military in the just concluded 2019 general election.Continue reading Reps to probe deployment of military men during polls, Kajuru killings at Vanguard News Nigeria.
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Danag table water enters market
Wed, 20 Mar 2019
DANAG table water, a new entrant into the Nigerian table water market, has made its debut in Port Harcourt, promising quality and safe drinking water.Continue reading Danag table water enters market at Vanguard News Nigeria.
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Entertainment, media projected to drive Nigeria ad growth by 12.1%
Wed, 20 Mar 2019
While M&E websites are seeing growth in web traffic from smaller screens, over one-third of consumers said screen size is the biggest differentiator between a movie and a TV show. What’s more, over 75 per cent prefer a 35-inch TV or larger screen to view shows or movies while at home. The average TV screen size has shifted from 43 to 45 inches from 2016 to 2017 (4.5 per cent yoy),” said Obodo.Continue reading Entertainment, media projected to drive Nigeria ad growth by 12.1% at Van
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Petition: My case against Buhari, by Atiku
Wed, 20 Mar 2019
Presidential candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, Atiku Abubakar, has told the Presidential Election Petition Tribunal, that the Independent National Electoral Commission, INEC, had at various stages of the February 23 presidential election, unlawfully allocated votes to President Muhammadu Buhari.Continue reading Petition: My case against Buhari, by Atiku at Vanguard News Nigeria.
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Goldberg’s Ita Faaji back, to tour 20 cities
Wed, 20 Mar 2019
Goldberg lager from the stable of Nigeria Breweries Plc, says it will for the next 10 weeks tour 20 major cities across Nigeria with its entertainment event, Ita Faaji.Continue reading Goldberg’s Ita Faaji back, to tour 20 cities at Vanguard News Nigeria.
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10 injured, as youths disrupt crusade in Niger
Wed, 20 Mar 2019
Minna’THERE was pandemonium on Monday night in Tegina,Rafi Local Government Area of Niger State, leaving no fewer than 10 persons with various degrees of injuries after some youths disrupted a Christian crusade organised by a man from a royal family who recently converted to Christianity.Continue reading 10 injured, as youths disrupt crusade in Niger at Vanguard News Nigeria.
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Reps to probe deployment of military men during polls, Kajuru killings
Wed, 20 Mar 2019
Ilorin’The outgoing administration of Governor Abdulfatah Ahmed of Kwara State has said contrary to insinuations, the state’s debt profile stands at N30,203,632,608.29 with a monthly repayment of N496,367,109.08.State Commissioner for Finance, Alhaji Demola Banu, yesterday, said: ‘The debt stood at N31,481,082,712.95 in 2017 and N30,751,665,421.83 at the end of 2018, contrary to social media speculation of N50.2 billion.’Giving a breakdown of the current indebtedness, Banu ex
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PDP South-west elders fault 2019 general elections
Wed, 20 Mar 2019
Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, elders, in the South West, yesterday described the recently conducted 2019 general elections as a flop characterized with deliberate sabotage, treachery and outright banditry.Continue reading PDP South-west elders fault 2019 general elections at Vanguard News Nigeria.
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Ugwuanyi inaugurates Abor erosion reclamation work
Wed, 20 Mar 2019
GOVERNOR Ifeanyi Ugwuanyi of Enugu State has handed over to a contractor, the Umuavulu-Abor deep erosion gully for reclamation, channelling and remediation work.Continue reading Ugwuanyi inaugurates Abor erosion reclamation work at Vanguard News Nigeria.
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How election landed Imo elders at crossroads
Wed, 20 Mar 2019
Imo State elders have never been so divided as they were during the period leading to the 2019 governorship/House of Assembly elections in the state.Continue reading How election landed Imo elders at crossroads at Vanguard News Nigeria.
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How my brother was killed ‘ Obilonu
Wed, 20 Mar 2019
A stray bullet from a fight between rival cult groups reportedly hit a man in Umuoma, Nekede in Owerri West Local Government Area of Imo State.Continue reading How my brother was killed ‘ Obilonu at Vanguard News Nigeria.
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Bauchi: Why Gov. Abubakar is battling
Wed, 20 Mar 2019
Yesterday’s court decision stopping the Independent National Electoral Commission, INEC from going ahead with the further collation of the results of the Bauchi State governorship election of March 9 was a last-ditch effort by the incumbent governor to hold on to power. It also showed to limit to which the Muhammadu Buhari phenomenon could go in holding someone in power.Continue reading Bauchi: Why Gov. Abubakar is battling at Vanguard News Nigeria.
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Rivers: As INEC rolls out plan, APC calls for redeployment of REC
Wed, 20 Mar 2019
Ahead of today’s enunciation of plans to conclude the Rivers State governorship election, the Tonye Cole campaign yesterday described recent assertions by the army as a vindication of its claim of a collaboration between the Independent National Electoral Commission, INEC and Governor Nyesom Wike.Continue reading Rivers: As INEC rolls out plan, APC calls for redeployment of REC at Vanguard News Nigeria.
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Senate President: Concern in APC as Lawan, Goje, Ndume heat contest
Wed, 20 Mar 2019
Amidst concern of a free for all by three leading candidates for the office of Senate President, a senior national officer of the All Progressives Congress, APC yesterday called on President Muhammadu Buhari to step in to avoid the party losing out in the end.Continue reading Senate President: Concern in APC as Lawan, Goje, Ndume heat contest at Vanguard News Nigeria.
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I have not, will not and will never abandon Atiku ‘ Gbenga Daniel
Wed, 20 Mar 2019
Gbenga Daniel, former director-general of the Atiku Campaign Organisation, has said that will never abandon former Vice President and the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) presidential candidate Atiku Abubakar .Continue reading I have not, will not and will never abandon Atiku Gbenga Daniel at Vanguard News Nigeria.
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Bandits in Zamfara better equipped than the military ‘ Yari
Wed, 20 Mar 2019
ZAMFARA State Governor, Abdulaziz Yari Tuesday lamented that the armed bandits terrorizing the state and some of the surrounding states in the North West have more sophisticated equipment than the Nigerian military.Continue reading Bandits in Zamfara better equipped than the military Yari at Vanguard News Nigeria.
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NIBSS unveils measures to handle 600m PoS transactions
Wed, 20 Mar 2019
THE Nigeria Interbank Settlement System (NIBSS) yesterday, said it has begun to implement measures to facilitate upgrade of its system to handle 600 million Point of Sale (PoS) transactions in 2019.Continue reading NIBSS unveils measures to handle 600m PoS transactions at Vanguard News Nigeria.
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MultiChoice launches Pop-Up channel for BBNaija
Wed, 20 Mar 2019
MultiChoice Nigeria said it has launched a Pop-Up channel for the fourth season of the Big Brother Nigeria, BBN show on DSTV and GOtv.Continue reading MultiChoice launches Pop-Up channel for BBNaija at Vanguard News Nigeria.
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Pension assets rise by 15% to N8.6trn
Wed, 20 Mar 2019
THE Pension Fund Assets rose by 15 percent to N8.6 trillion as at end December 2018 from N7.5 trillion recorded in the corresponding period of 2017. Vanguard analysis of the recent Pension Asset and Membership Data from the National Bureau of Statistics (NBS) showed that in 2018, the Pension Fund Asset under Management stood at N8.6 billion.Continue reading Pension assets rise by 15% to N8.6trn at Vanguard News Nigeria.
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Naira up to N360.13/$ in I&E window
Wed, 20 Mar 2019
The naira yesterday appreciated to N360.61 per dollar in the Investors and Exporters (I&E) window due to a two percent rise in the volume of dollars traded.Continue reading Naira up to N360.13/$ in I&E window at Vanguard News Nigeria.
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Invasion of collation centres : Buratai, Adamu refuse to speak
Wed, 20 Mar 2019
PRESIDENT Muhammadu Buhari on Tuesday met behind closed doors with Service Chiefs and heads of security agencies at presidential villa, Abuja.Continue reading Invasion of collation centres : Buratai, Adamu refuse to speak at Vanguard News Nigeria.
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Reps suspend plenary till April 2 for budget defence
Wed, 20 Mar 2019
House of Representatives has suspended all plenary activities for two weeks.Continue reading Reps suspend plenary till April 2 for budget defence at Vanguard News Nigeria.
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Obaseki makes case for NIFOR’s revival to boost oil palm production
Wed, 20 Mar 2019
Edo State Governor, Mr. Godwin Obaseki, has made a case for the revival of the Nigerian Institute of Oil Palm Research (NIFOR) to strengthen the country’s capacity to produce quality, high-yielding seedlings and boost oil palm production.Continue reading Obaseki makes case for NIFOR’s revival to boost oil palm production at Vanguard News Nigeria.
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BMO hails Buhari’s economic policies for declining inflation
Wed, 20 Mar 2019
The Buhari Media Organisation (BMO) says a decline in inflation rate to 11.31 per cent in February indicates that the economic policies of President Muhammadu Buhari are succeeding.Continue reading BMO hails Buhari’s economic policies for declining inflation at Vanguard News Nigeria.
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How can I convince her dad I won’t beat her again
Wed, 20 Mar 2019
I recently broke up with my girlfriend after I was violent towards her. After a while, we agreed there could be a way back to resurrecting the relationship and are willing to try.Continue reading How can I convince her dad I won’t beat her again’ at Vanguard News Nigeria.
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NNPC to extend AKK pipeline to Algeria
Wed, 20 Mar 2019
The Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation, NNPC, Tuesday, disclosed that it is considering the ongoing Ajaokuta-Kaduna-Kano, AKK, gas pipeline across the Sahara to Algeria in North Africa.Continue reading NNPC to extend AKK pipeline to Algeria at Vanguard News Nigeria.
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Amaechi cannot handpick governor for Rivers State ‘ Abe
Wed, 20 Mar 2019
The Senator representing Rivers South-East Senatorial District in the National Assembly, Magnus Abe, alleged that plan of the Minister of Transportation, Chibuike Amaechi, is to handpick a governor for Rivers.Continue reading Amaechi cannot handpick governor for Rivers State ‘ Abe at Vanguard News Nigeria.
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Breaking: FG adjusts 2019 MTEF/FSP ‘ Udoma
Wed, 20 Mar 2019
Budget and National Planning Minister, Senator Udoma Udo Udoma on Thursday told the Senate Committee on Finance that some slight adjustments had been effected on the 2019 Medium Term Fiscal Framework and Fiscal Strategy Paper (MTEF/FSP) between when it was approved by the Federal Executive Council and the finalization of the 2019 Budget Proposals.Continue reading Breaking: FG adjusts 2019 MTEF/FSP Udoma at Vanguard News Nigeria.
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Breaking: NASS approves N30k as minimum wage
Wed, 20 Mar 2019
Following the struggle by the Nigerian Labour Congress, NLC, to have their minimum wage increased, the Nigerian Senate, Tuesday approved the payment of N30,000 as the new minimum wage to be paid to workers.Continue reading Breaking: NASS approves N30k as minimum wage at Vanguard News Nigeria.
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Mentorship: Oritsejafor holds 4th edition for CEOs
Wed, 20 Mar 2019
The wife of the former President of the Christian Association of Nigeria (CAN) Mrs. Helen Oritsejafor, has said that the 4th edition of CEO’s mentorship class will expose directors, managers of corporations as well as small-medium and large-scale business owners into Building a strong and successful brand in a turbulent economy.Continue reading Mentorship: Oritsejafor holds 4th edition for CEOs at Vanguard News Nigeria.
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Appreciating Ugwuanyi’s renewed mandate @ 55
Wed, 20 Mar 2019
The good news about Enugu State under the watch of Governor Ifeanyi Ugwuanyi is that since the governor entrusted the state to the hands of God, the goodness of God has continued to be made manifest in its affairs, to the delight of the people.Continue reading Appreciating Ugwuanyis renewed mandate @ 55 at Vanguard News Nigeria.
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Pius Adesanmi: The human oxymoron politicians must learn from
Wed, 20 Mar 2019
PROFESSOR Toyin Falola has put it most concisely: Pius Adesanmi is the man who leaves and lives. He argues that although Adesanmi is leaving the scene, still he lives. He’s gone, but he’s not done. He’s gone, but he’s still on. He’s dead, but not dust. There is more to Falola’s dirge than the lyrical alliteration. There’s also more to the oxymoron of a departure that yet defies an exit. To capture or press a point, you must confront it with its alter ego. To pr
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Stop illegal militarisation of elections in Nigeria by Femi Falana
Wed, 20 Mar 2019
In 2014, the PDP-led government deployed platoons of armed soldiers to Ekiti State for the governorship. A week before the election the army banned two APC governors- Comrade Adams Oshiomole and Mr. Rotimi Amaechi from entering Ekiti State. During the election the voters were subjected to horrendous harrassment by the armed troops.Continue reading Stop illegal militarisation of elections in Nigeria by Femi Falana at Vanguard News Nigeria.
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Dangers of patronising third party vendors
Wed, 20 Mar 2019
Artificial intelligence is the new normal. For Africa, it is raw deal for the 4th industrial revolution. In emerging tech economies like Nigeria, new companies that are not integrating AI into their DNAs or existing ones not adapting to its capabilities are surplus to requirements.Continue reading Dangers of patronising third party vendors at Vanguard News Nigeria.
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Inlaks craves smart banking solutions, links up Moven Enterprises
Wed, 20 Mar 2019
Indigenous tech company, Inlaks, appears to fancy the idea of entrenching smart-banking technology solutions to its diverse customers across the country and has recently linked up with another tech platform, Moven Enterprise, to provide personalised smart-banking technology solutions to the financial industry.Continue reading Inlaks craves smart banking solutions, links up Moven Enterprises at Vanguard News Nigeria.
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Airtel rolls out 0901 new number plan
Wed, 20 Mar 2019
Telecom operator, Airtel Nigeria, has announced a new number range, 0901, saying it will create opportunity for more Nigerians to sign onto the network straight on a 4G platform.Continue reading Airtel rolls out 0901 new number plan at Vanguard News Nigeria.
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Rack Centre boss now among 200 individuals affecting the data centre world
Wed, 20 Mar 2019
Managing Director, Tier III certified facility in Africa, Rack Centre, Dr Ayotunde Coker, has emerged one of the 200 Power List individuals who is transforming the world data globally.Continue reading Rack Centre boss now among 200 individuals affecting the data centre world at Vanguard News Nigeria.
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Financial inclusion: Smile, IFIS provide alternative services to under-served internet subs
Wed, 20 Mar 2019
Apparently trying to expand its footprint across Nigeria, Smile Communications,said it has collaborated with Interswitch Financial Inclusion Services Limited, IFIS, to make its products and services easily accessible.Continue reading Financial inclusion: Smile, IFIS provide alternative services to under-served internet subs at Vanguard News Nigeria.
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Sterling Bank connect harmAccess, others on digi-health summit
Wed, 20 Mar 2019
Sterling Bank Plc appears to be worried about the failing state of the country’s healthcare sector and in a bid to provide a life line, has linked up with two other organisations, Premier Medical Systems, PMS, and PharmAccess Foundation to hold a digital health summit aimed at repositioning the healthcare system.Continue reading Sterling Bank connect harmAccess, others on digi-health summit at Vanguard News Nigeria.
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Global businesses spend $3.2tr on innovation, ROI drops 27% in five years ‘ Accenture
Wed, 20 Mar 2019
Research firm, Accen-ture, has disclosed that although businesses are increasing their innovation spend, bringing it to about $3.2 trillion in the last five years, ironically, return on investment has declined 27 per cent over the same period. The firm, however, said almost one-third (29 per cent) of those it surveyed still expect to increase their investments in innovation by more than 50 per cent over the next five years.Continue reading Global businesses spend $3.2tr on innovation, ROI drops
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AFCON : Super Eagles hold first training session in Asaba
Wed, 20 Mar 2019
It was a full house on Tuesday as the Super Eagles began their first training session ahead of their 2019 Africa Cup of Nations (AFCON) final qualifying match against Seychelles.Continue reading AFCON : Super Eagles hold first training session in Asaba at Vanguard News Nigeria.
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Kane insists club rivalries will not split England camp
Wed, 20 Mar 2019
England captain Harry Kane insists the Three Lions’ squad are too united to be divided by the tension surrounding the Premier League title race and upcoming Champions League ties.Continue reading Kane insists club rivalries will not split England camp at Vanguard News Nigeria.
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