Today’s Vanguard Newspaper Headlines Thursday 4th April 2019.

Today’s Vanguard Newspaper Headlines

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Ease of doing business: Kaduna, Enugu, Lagos, Abia, Anambra top reformed states in 2018
Thu, 04 Apr 2019
FIVE States on Wednesday night were rewarded for being top reformed states in easy of doing business in 2018.Continue reading Ease of doing business: Kaduna, Enugu, Lagos, Abia, Anambra top reformed states in 2018 at Vanguard News Nigeria.
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Two dead, 2 hospitalised after taking Indian hemp in Imo
Thu, 04 Apr 2019
Owerri’Two persons suspected to be students of Federal University of Technology, Owerri, FUTO, Ugochukwu Kingsley and Aka Uche, both male, yesterday were confirmed dead after the police recovered India hemp and tramadol in their room. Continue reading Two dead, 2 hospitalised after taking Indian hemp in Imo at Vanguard News Nigeria.
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Abia election tribunal gets 32 petitions
Thu, 04 Apr 2019
UMUAHIA’AT LEAST, 32 petitions have so far been filed at the Abia State election petition tribunal challenging the results of the various elections conducted in the State on February 23 and March 9, 2019.Continue reading Abia election tribunal gets 32 petitions at Vanguard News Nigeria.
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Election Petition: SDP disowns its NASS candidate in Anambra
Thu, 04 Apr 2019
Awka’THE Social Democratic Party, SDP, has disowned the candidate of the party for Anambra Central senatorial zone, Mr. Tony Chukwuelue, who filed a petition against the declaration of Senator Uche Ekwunife as the winner of the February 23 poll, saying that Chukwuelue was not a member of the party.Continue reading Election Petition: SDP disowns its NASS candidate in Anambra at Vanguard News Nigeria.
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Police arraign herdsman over attempted murder
Thu, 04 Apr 2019
ABA’The Abia State Police Command has arraigned a Fulani herdsman, Salisu Garuba, for the attempted murder of a woman, Esther Ibemecha.Continue reading Police arraign herdsman over attempted murder at Vanguard News Nigeria.
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Raging battle for 9th National Assembly
Thu, 04 Apr 2019
THE Ninth National Assembly will be inaugurated in exactly two months time but the tussle and jostle for the various positions in both chambers, especially the principal offices, are going on at a dizzying pace.Continue reading Raging battle for 9th National Assembly at Vanguard News Nigeria.
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Union Bank grows pre-tax profit to N18.5bn
Thu, 04 Apr 2019
Union Bank of Nigeria Plc has recorded 33 percent growth in profit before tax (PBT) to N18.5 billion for the year ended December 31, 2018.Continue reading Union Bank grows pre-tax profit to N18.5bn at Vanguard News Nigeria.
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FSDH advocates strategies to raise VAT revenue by 218%
Thu, 04 Apr 2019
FSDH Merchant Bank, yesterday, cautioned the federal government against the proposed hike in Value Added Tax (VAT) rate, even as it recommended measures for increasing VAT revenue by 218 percent.Continue reading FSDH advocates strategies to raise VAT revenue by 218% at Vanguard News Nigeria.
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2019 elections: A post-mortem
Thu, 04 Apr 2019
THE war time British Prime Minister, Sir Winston Churchill, reached his peak in 1940 when at 66 he replaced the weak Neville Chamberlain as the British prime minister.Continue reading 2019 elections: A post-mortem at Vanguard News Nigeria.
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4 Ajegunle students produce mobile solar traffic light
Thu, 04 Apr 2019
FOUR secondary school students from Caro Favoured Schools, Ajegunle, a remote area of Lagos State have produced mobile solar traffic lights to ease off traffic congestion on our roads.Continue reading 4 Ajegunle students produce mobile solar traffic light at Vanguard News Nigeria.
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S’West PDP disowns Adewale as Lagos party chairman
Thu, 04 Apr 2019
AKURE’THE National Vice Chairman South West of the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, Dr. Eddy Olafeso, yesterday, disowned Segun Adewale as the Lagos State chairman of the party.Continue reading S’West PDP disowns Adewale as Lagos party chairman at Vanguard News Nigeria.
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Face-off between Olubadan, Ibadan chiefs deepens
Thu, 04 Apr 2019
IBADAN’THERE appears to be no end in sight to the festering crisis between Olubadan of Ibadanland, Oba Saliu Adetunji and members of Olubadan-in-Council, as the high chiefs accused the monarch of enjoying some of the benefits of the review of Olubadan chieftaincy declaration, which made them kings.Continue reading Face-off between Olubadan, Ibadan chiefs deepens at Vanguard News Nigeria.
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Kogi leaders warn against plot to sack Justice Ajanah
Thu, 04 Apr 2019
KOGI’LeaderSand stakeholders in Kogi State have advised the State House of Assembly not to allow it to be used in the attempt to remove the Chief Judge of the State, Justice Nasir Ajanah.Continue reading Kogi leaders warn against plot to sack Justice Ajanah at Vanguard News Nigeria.
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Kwara gov-elect appoints transition c’ttee
Thu, 04 Apr 2019
Kwara’State governor-elect Alhaji Abdulrahman Abdulrazaq, has named an 80-member Transition Committee to facilitate a smooth takeover from the outgoing administration.Continue reading Kwara gov-elect appoints transition cttee at Vanguard News Nigeria.
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INEC presents certificates of return to Ganduje, others
Thu, 04 Apr 2019
KANO’The Independent National Electoral Commission, INEC, yesterday presented certificate of return to Kano State Governor-elect, Abdullahi Ganduje.Continue reading INEC presents certificates of return to Ganduje, others at Vanguard News Nigeria.
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Rumpus in Adamawa Assembly; gov, speaker escape impeachment
Thu, 04 Apr 2019
YOLA’THERE was pandemonium yesterday at Adamawa State House of Assembly, as irate members threatened to impeach the outgoing Governor Mohammed Jibrilla and the Assembly Speaker, Mijinyawa Kabir.Continue reading Rumpus in Adamawa Assembly; gov, speaker escape impeachment at Vanguard News Nigeria.
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GENERAL POLLS: Akwa Ibom APC, INEC in war of words
Thu, 04 Apr 2019
UYO’The war of words between Akwa Ibom State chapter of All Progressives Congress, APC and Independent National Electoral Commission, INEC, over the conduct of the 2019 general poll in the state, still rages on.Continue reading GENERAL POLLS: Akwa Ibom APC, INEC in war of words at Vanguard News Nigeria.
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FEC okays N3.4trn promissory note to offset local debts, salaries
Thu, 04 Apr 2019
THE Federal Executive Council, FEC, yesterday, approved the establishment of a Promissory Note Programme worth N3.4trillion for the settlement of inherited local debts and contractual obligations of the Federal Government.Continue reading FEC okays N3.4trn promissory note to offset local debts, salaries at Vanguard News Nigeria.
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Rivers PDP Chairman, dedicates Wike’s victory to God, Rivers People
Thu, 04 Apr 2019
The Rivers State Chairman of the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, Bro. Felix Obuah has described the reelection of Governor Nyesom Wike as show of God’s Miracle, dedicating it to God and people of the state.Continue reading Rivers PDP Chairman, dedicates Wike’s victory to God, Rivers People at Vanguard News Nigeria.
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Edo organises promotional test for over 400 civil servants
Thu, 04 Apr 2019
As part of efforts by the Governor Godwin Obaseki-led administration to reposition the civil service for effective service delivery, over 400 civil servants from level 8 to level 16, in Edo State have taken a promotional test to examine their preparedness for the next phase of their careers.Continue reading Edo organises promotional test for over 400 civil servants at Vanguard News Nigeria.
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Edo, NIRSAL, Sterling Bank partner on mechanised farming
Thu, 04 Apr 2019
Building on the strides made in the agricultural sector in the state, the Governor Godwin Obaseki-led administration has concluded plans on a partnership with the Nigeria Incentive Based Risk Sharing System for Agricultural Lending (NIRSAL) and Sterling Bank on the development of at least 1500 hectares of farmland in different locations across the state.Continue reading Edo, NIRSAL, Sterling Bank partner on mechanised farming at Vanguard News Nigeria.
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Police retirees allege underpayment of gratuity by PENCOM
Thu, 04 Apr 2019
SEVEN police personnel who retired in various ranks have threatened to drag the National Pension Commission and the police authorities to court over underpayment of their gratuities after 35 years in service.Continue reading Police retirees allege underpayment of gratuity by PENCOM at Vanguard News Nigeria.
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NYSC boss visits Bayelsa, solicits security for Corp members
Thu, 04 Apr 2019
YENAGOA’Director General of the National Youth Service Corps, NYSC, Maj-Gen Suleiman Kazaure has described Bayelsa State as one of the volatile states in terms of security in the country.Continue reading NYSC boss visits Bayelsa, solicits security for Corp members at Vanguard News Nigeria.
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Nigeria, 7 other nations home to world’s hungriest ‘ UN
Thu, 04 Apr 2019
No fewer than 113 million people experienced high levels of food insecurity in the world’s most severe food crises in 2018. The Global Report on Food Crisis 2019 has found, some of them in Nigeria and seven other countries.Continue reading Nigeria, 7 other nations home to world’s hungriest ‘ UN at Vanguard News Nigeria.
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Customs at Ogun rakes in over N3.2bn
Thu, 04 Apr 2019
The Ogun Command of Nigeria Customs Service, NCS, has made tremendous success in its anti-smuggling drive, as the Command intercepted 83 units of vehicles, 37 tokunbo and 46 means of conveyance, 12,720 bags of foreign rice, 446kegs of vegetable oil, motorcycles, over 778 pairs of foot-wears, 22 bales and four sacks of secondhand clothes, 33 hand-bags, 583 used tyres, 550kegs of petrol and over 143 sacks of Cannabis sativa (Indian Hemp), amounting to over N438.9million in Duty Paid Value.Continue
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Urhobo leaders pass vote of confidence on Emerhor, Adjogbe
Thu, 04 Apr 2019
ASABA’ Forum of Urhobo Leaders of Thought, has passed a vote of confidence on Olorogun O’Tega Emerhor and acting Director of Projects, EDP on the board of the Niger Delta Development Commission, NDDC, Sam Adjogbe, insisting that both have made the Urhobo nation proud in their various areas of endeavour.Continue reading Urhobo leaders pass vote of confidence on Emerhor, Adjogbe at Vanguard News Nigeria.
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ALLEGED CERTIFICATE FORGERY: Adeleke appeals court judgment
Thu, 04 Apr 2019
ABUJA’THE Ademola Adeleke Campaign Organisation, yesterday, vowed to appeal the judgement of a Bwari High Court on allegation of forgery against Senator Ademola Adeleke and his qualification to contest in the governorship election of Osun State.Continue reading ALLEGED CERTIFICATE FORGERY: Adeleke appeals court judgment at Vanguard News Nigeria.
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Keep off Reps’ leadership tussle ‘ Lawmakers warn APC, PDP, others
Thu, 04 Apr 2019
Erstwhile members of the House of Representatives have asked political parties and other influential individuals to keep away from the leadership tussles between the lawmakers, saying it was their exclusive right to choose their leaders.Continue reading Keep off Reps leadership tussle ‘ Lawmakers warn APC, PDP, others at Vanguard News Nigeria.
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SENATE PRESIDENCY: PDP’s plan to snatch majority status
Thu, 04 Apr 2019
-AHEAD of the inauguration of the 9th Senate, there are strong permutations by the opposition Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, to snatch the majority status from the ruling All Progressives Congress, APC.Continue reading SENATE PRESIDENCY: PDPs plan to snatch majority status at Vanguard News Nigeria.
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REPS: I am aspiring to ensure equity, justice ‘ Bago
Thu, 04 Apr 2019
The vice president is from South West and you want the speaker too to come from Lagos, no that’s not equity. “I am in this race because of this inequity that the North-Central has suffered for over 20 years.”Continue reading REPS: I am aspiring to ensure equity, justice ‘ Bago at Vanguard News Nigeria.
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Nigeria needs men like you, Atiku tells Wike on re-election
Thu, 04 Apr 2019
Former Vice President and Presidential candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP in the 2019 elections, Alhaji Atiku Abubakar, has congratulated Rivers state governor, Nyesom Wike on his electoral victory.Continue reading Nigeria needs men like you, Atiku tells Wike on re-election at Vanguard News Nigeria.
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Obi congratulates Wike, says victory is a sweet reward
Thu, 04 Apr 2019
Vice Presidential candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, in the February 23 Presidential Election, Mr. Peter Obi has congratulated Governor Nyesom Wike and the the people of Rivers state for the victory they recorded at the polling. Continue reading Obi congratulates Wike, says victory is a sweet reward at Vanguard News Nigeria.
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Wike’s victory, triumph of good over evil- PDP
Thu, 04 Apr 2019
The Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, has described Governor Nyesom Wike’s victory at the Rivers Governorship election as victory for the people of Rivers state and the triumph of good over evil.Continue reading Wike’s victory, triumph of good over evil- PDP at Vanguard News Nigeria.
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Breaking: How Wike crushed Awara in Rivers election
Thu, 04 Apr 2019
INCUMBENT Governor Nyesom Wike has been declared winner of prolonged Rivers state governorship election.Continue reading Breaking: How Wike crushed Awara in Rivers election at Vanguard News Nigeria.
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Secondus greets elected PDP governors, legislators
Thu, 04 Apr 2019
National chairman of the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, Prince Uche Secondus has saluted governors and lawmakers elected on the platform of the party in the recently concluded elections, saying their extra ordinary display of courage has paid off. Continue reading Secondus greets elected PDP governors, legislators at Vanguard News Nigeria.
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Delta: Court sacks PDP Senator-elect, Nwaoboshi over illegal primary election
Thu, 04 Apr 2019
The Federal High Court in Abuja, on Wednesday, sacked Senator Peter Nwaoboshi, who was re-elected on the platform of the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, to represent Delta North Senatorial District.Continue reading Delta: Court sacks PDP Senator-elect, Nwaoboshi over illegal primary election at Vanguard News Nigeria.
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Breaking: FEC approves N5.595bn for creation of 60,000 jobs
Thu, 04 Apr 2019
THE Federal Executive Council, FEC, on Wednesday approved N5.595 billion for the creation 60,000 jobs for youths in the country.Continue reading Breaking: FEC approves N5.595bn for creation of 60,000 jobs at Vanguard News Nigeria.
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Certificate of return: Why our Kano assembly members-elect boycotted exercise ‘ PDP
Thu, 04 Apr 2019
The People’s Democratic Party (PDP) in Kano State says its 13 state assembly members-elect boycotted INEC’s issuance of a certificate of return due to security reasons.Continue reading Certificate of return: Why our Kano assembly members-elect boycotted exercise ‘ PDP at Vanguard News Nigeria.
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South East APC spokespersons back Onyejeocha as Reps Speaker
Thu, 04 Apr 2019
THE Conference of APC Publicity Secretaries, CAP, South east zone has thrown its weight behind the Hon Nkeiruka Onyejeocha to emerge as Speaker of the 9th House of Representatives assembly.Continue reading South East APC spokespersons back Onyejeocha as Reps Speaker at Vanguard News Nigeria.
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Oil prices: Supply, demand factors hinder upsurge ‘ Analyst
Thu, 04 Apr 2019
Despite crude oil production cut by the Organisation of Petroleum Exporting Countries, OPEC, to boost the prices of crude oil, fresh indications have emerged that the combination of supply and demand side factors are muting crude oil price rise to the target of $80 per barrel.Continue reading Oil prices: Supply, demand factors hinder upsurge ‘ Analyst at Vanguard News Nigeria.
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60% of North West, North East live in extreme poverty ‘ Dangote
Thu, 04 Apr 2019
Africa’s richest man and president of the Dangote group, Aliko Dangote has challenged northern leaders to wake up from their lethargy and provide leadership that will lift the region from extreme poverty and wants.Continue reading 60% of North West, North East live in extreme poverty Dangote at Vanguard News Nigeria.
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Harbin Kunama: Can Buratai make another difference
Thu, 04 Apr 2019
By Justice AbayomiIt is quite heartbreaking to know the absurdity that every geopolitical zone in Nigeria, with the exception of the Southwest has its peculiar insecurity challenges. In the South-South, it is militancy; violent secessionists have their abode in the Southeast; farmers/herders crises are rooted in the North central; Boko Haram insurgency in the Northeast; while the rave of the moment, armed banditry, cattle rustling, kidnappings and killings is the latest nightmare of people in th
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Dynamite comes in small packages’: Tribute to Oshiomhole @ 67
Thu, 04 Apr 2019
WHETHER or not it is true that dynamite comes in small packages is a matter for public contemplation. But I saw what approximated to the truth in the quote, attributed to an unknown author, after reading artist, hobbyist and literati, Jonathan Magistad’s response to it, wherein he said: ‘Amen to that! We little people are little balls of power!’Continue reading ‘Dynamite comes in small packages: Tribute to Oshiomhole @ 67 at Vanguard News Nigeria.
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4 things your laptop can still do better than your smartphone
Thu, 04 Apr 2019
Smartphones have become very popular that many think that they can do anything and everything. This is not true. Before you give away or sell that old laptop without replacing it consider these things your laptop can do better than your smartphone.Continue reading 4 things your laptop can still do better than your smartphone at Vanguard News Nigeria.
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Rohr: My Eagles’re Nigeria’s most talented squad
Thu, 04 Apr 2019
Super Eagles coach Gernot Rohr has said that the present bunch of players in the Super Eagles team for the Africa Cup of Nations are about the most talented to have come out of Nigeria in the past few years.Continue reading Rohr: My Eagles’re Nigeria’s most talented squad at Vanguard News Nigeria.
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2019 AFCON: Amuneke dreams Taifa Stars, Super Eagles clash
Thu, 04 Apr 2019
Former Super Eagles winger and now coach of Tanzania’s Taifa Stars, Emmanuel Amuneke hinted that his team would not be pushovers if they cross paths with the Super Eagles at the 2019 Africa Cup of Nations billed for June in Egypt.Continue reading 2019 AFCON: Amuneke dreams Taifa Stars, Super Eagles clash at Vanguard News Nigeria.
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Odemwingie retires from football
Thu, 04 Apr 2019
Former West Brom and Stoke striker Peter Odemwingie announced his retirement from football at UEFA’s Equal Game conference at Wembley yesterday.Continue reading Odemwingie retires from football at Vanguard News Nigeria.
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How ten-man Bayern survive cup scare in nine-goal thriller
Thu, 04 Apr 2019
Robert Lewandowski saved his team from a humiliating German Cup exit as Bayern Munich came from behind to beat second-tier Heidenheim in a 5-4 thriller on Wednesday.Continue reading How ten-man Bayern survive cup scare in nine-goal thriller at Vanguard News Nigeria.
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Man City back on top as Spurs party in style
Thu, 04 Apr 2019
Manchester City brushed aside struggling Cardiff to leapfrog Liverpool at the top of the Premier League on Wednesday as Tottenham opened their glittering new stadium in style.Continue reading Man City back on top as Spurs party in style at Vanguard News Nigeria.
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