Today’s Vanguard Newspaper Headlines Friday 5th April 2019.

Today’s Vanguard Newspaper Headlines

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Murder of football fan: Police authorities dismiss Inspector Olalekan, to face prosecution
Fri, 05 Apr 2019
The ongoing in-house investigation at the Lagos State Police Command, otherwise known as Orderly Room Trial, has found Inspector Ogunyemi Olalekan culpable of killing Kolade Johnson, the 36-year-old football fan, last Sunday.Continue reading Murder of football fan: Police authorities dismiss Inspector Olalekan, to face prosecution at Vanguard News Nigeria.
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Hotels set for Easter celebration
Fri, 05 Apr 2019
As the Easter season approaches, hotels are already unveiling packages that will make the celebration worth the while for guests and customers.Continue reading Hotels set for Easter celebration at Vanguard News Nigeria.
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NNPC to continue oil exploration in the North ‘ Baru
Fri, 05 Apr 2019
Group Managing Director of the Nigeria National Petroleum Corporation, NNPC, Maikanti Baru has said, oil exploration in Northern Nigeria will continue until the corporation reaches its target.Continue reading NNPC to continue oil exploration in the North ‘ Baru at Vanguard News Nigeria.
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Woman dies from snake bite hours after wedding
Fri, 05 Apr 2019
Founder of Miracle Working God Ministry in Sapele, Delta State, Prophet Patrick Eyaefe, whose wife died from snake bite hours after their wedding, yesterday, narrated how the negligence of a private hospital led to her death.Continue reading Woman dies from snake bite hours after wedding at Vanguard News Nigeria.
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Death sentence of killer boyfriend: Anxiety reigns in Ondo
Fri, 05 Apr 2019
TWO landmark court judgements delivered by the same High Court Judge in Ondo State, Justice Samuel Bola have sent jitters down the spines of all convicted persons across the courts in the state.Continue reading Death sentence of killer boyfriend: Anxiety reigns in Ondo at Vanguard News Nigeria.
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NFIU impounds N10bn suspected criminal funds ‘ Director
Fri, 05 Apr 2019
Nigerian Financial Intelligence Unit, NFIU, by the Egmont Group of Financial Intelligence Unit yesterday, said it had impounded N10 billion suspected criminal funds.Continue reading NFIU impounds N10bn suspected criminal funds ‘ Director at Vanguard News Nigeria.
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Oil theft: JTF, surveillance contractors intensify crackdown, seize vessels
Fri, 05 Apr 2019
RESIDENTS of Bayelsa State coastal communities have lauded the collaboration between the Joint Task Force, JTF, deployed to the Niger Delta and surveillance contractors for tackling oil theft.Continue reading Oil theft: JTF, surveillance contractors intensify crackdown, seize vessels at Vanguard News Nigeria.
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FG, IOCs, indigenous firms create $102bn opportunities for investors in oil, gas
Fri, 05 Apr 2019
The Federal Government, International Oil Companies, IOCs and indigenous companies, have created investment opportunities worth $102 billion for investors in Nigeria’s oil and gas industry.Continue reading FG, IOCs, indigenous firms create $102bn opportunities for investors in oil, gas at Vanguard News Nigeria.
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2,500 ex-militants to be trained by 5 Greek firms ‘ amnesty office
Fri, 05 Apr 2019
About 2,500 ex-militants are to be trained by five Greek companies in various areas of development.Continue reading 2,500 ex-militants to be trained by 5 Greek firms ‘ amnesty office at Vanguard News Nigeria.
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NUC, others propose N823bn university education reform
Fri, 05 Apr 2019
Determined to address the shortage of skills and the high unemployment rate in the country, the National University Commission, NUC, along with other stakeholders in the education sector yesterday, proposed N823 billion to reform the nation’s university education system.Continue reading NUC, others propose N823bn university education reform at Vanguard News Nigeria.
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Consider our people in your recruitment, Delta host Communities urges NNPC
Fri, 05 Apr 2019
SOME host communities of the Warri Refinery and Petrochemical Company, WRPC, have urged the Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation, NNPC, to ensure that special consideration is given to their people in its ongoing recruitment exercise.Continue reading Consider our people in your recruitment, Delta host Communities urges NNPC at Vanguard News Nigeria.
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No country can survive without tourism ‘ Ned Nwoko
Fri, 05 Apr 2019
Former House of Representatives member, Mr Ned Nwoko on Tuesday in Abuja said no country can survive without harnessing the potentials in the tourism sector.Continue reading No country can survive without tourism ‘ Ned Nwoko at Vanguard News Nigeria.
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Hospitality takes centre stage at IHTEF 2019
Fri, 05 Apr 2019
The Executive Director of International Hospitality, Tourism and Sustainability Forum, IHTEF, Chibuikem Diala, said all is set for this year’s Africa Forum billed for Abuja with the theme: Beyond 2020; Hospitality Innovation, Service & Growth.Continue reading Hospitality takes centre stage at IHTEF 2019 at Vanguard News Nigeria.
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My friend introduced me to armed robbery ‘Driver
Fri, 05 Apr 2019
Operatives of Special Anti Robbery Squad have arrested a member of a three-man armed robbery gang who specialised in snatching exotic cars within and outside Lagos.Continue reading My friend introduced me to armed robbery ‘Driver at Vanguard News Nigeria.
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Robbers invade Ondo, kill church bursar
Fri, 05 Apr 2019
Akure’UNKNOWN gunmen, yesterday, invaded the Akure Diocesan office of Anglican Communion in Ondo State, killing the Bursar, Gabriel Abiodun, and carted away N500,000.Continue reading Robbers invade Ondo, kill church bursar at Vanguard News Nigeria.
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Militarisation of elections illegal ‘ Senator Jibrin
Fri, 05 Apr 2019
The Board of Trustees, BoT, of Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, has condemned what it called the involvement of the nation’s military in the conduct of the recently concluded elections, describing same as illegal.Continue reading Militarisation of elections illegal ‘ Senator Jibrin at Vanguard News Nigeria.
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Ninth House Speaker: Acid test for APC leadership, PDP waits for a slip
Fri, 05 Apr 2019
The Ninth House of Representatives Speakership race has taken a disturbingturnas more than 15 lawmakers across the six geopolitical zones havenowdeclared intentionfor theposition.Continue reading Ninth House Speaker: Acid test for APC leadership, PDP waits for a slip at Vanguard News Nigeria.
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I will adopt legislative agenda with clear compliance framework ‘ Onyejeocha
Fri, 05 Apr 2019
Hon Nkeiruka Onyejeocha, 49, a fourth timer in the House of Representatives, a two-time chairman of the House Committee on Aviation, and two-time local government chairman, represents Isuikwuato/Umunneochi Federal Federal Constituency of Abia State on the banner of the APC. In this chat, Onyejeocha spoke extensively on why she wants to pilot the affairs of the House in the Ninth Assembly if elected speaker.Continue reading I will adopt legislative agenda with clear compliance framework ‘ On
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Nwaoboshi appeals judgment, says he remains senator-elect
Fri, 05 Apr 2019
Senator-elect for Delta North senatorial district and serving senator, Peter Nwaoboshi, whose nomination as Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, candidate to represent the senatorial district in the just concluded general elections, was nullified by a Federal High Court sitting in Abuja, on Wednesday, has asked the Court of Appeal sitting in Abuja to set aside the judgment.Continue reading Nwaoboshi appeals judgment, says he remains senator-elect at Vanguard News Nigeria.
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2019 polls and the Akwa Ibom connection
Fri, 05 Apr 2019
THOUGH the 2019 general elections may have come and gone, history would no doubt record the exercise as a peculiar one. This may not be unconnected with the negatives that overshadowed the intent of the elections nationwide. Recall that the Independent National Electoral Commission, INEC, had given the world assurances that the election would be free, fair and credible.Continue reading 2019 polls and the Akwa Ibom connection at Vanguard News Nigeria.
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Seen QWERTY, a foldable keyboard
Fri, 05 Apr 2019
Many occasions, people get tired of moving their laptop about probably because of the weight and the space it occupies. But, such people need not worry because technology has evolved in such a way that one can have a functional keyboard known as QWERTY right inside a small hand bag.Continue reading Seen QWERTY, a foldable keyboard’ at Vanguard News Nigeria.
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Super Eagles move four steps up on FIFA World Rankings
Fri, 05 Apr 2019
Nigeria’s Super Eagles have moved up on the FIFA World Rankings from the 46th position to 42nd after their Africa Cup of Nations win against Seychelles and the 1-0 pipping of Egypt in a friendly game in Asaba, Delta State.Continue reading Super Eagles move four steps up on FIFA World Rankings at Vanguard News Nigeria.
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In Defence of Elite Educational Institutions by Ladipo Adamolekun
Fri, 05 Apr 2019
Emmanuel Macron who was elected president of France in mid-2017 is the fourth product of France’s elite Ecole Nationale d’Administration (ENA) among the eight to hold the highest public office in the country’s Fifth Republic (from 1958 to date). (His predecessors are Giscard d’Estaing, Jacques Chirac and Francois Hollande). Georges Pompidou, one of the remaining four, also attended another elite institution, the Ecole Normale Suprieure (ENS).Continue reading In Defence of Eli
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Nigeria’s total debt now N24.4 trillion ‘ DMO
Fri, 05 Apr 2019
The nation’s total debt stock escalated in 2018 to N24.387 trillion ($79. 437 billion), about N2.7 trillion or 9.1 per cent higher than the N21.725 trillion recorded at end of 2017. Perhaps, the huge addition was recorded in the fourth quarter of 2018 which came with N1.96 trillion or 8.03 per cent increase against the N22.428 trillion recorded at end of September 2018.Continue reading Nigerias total debt now N24.4 trillion DMO at Vanguard News Nigeria.
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Budget defence: You can’t spend N29m to renovate toilets, Reps tell Nat’l Theatre boss
Fri, 05 Apr 2019
ABUJA’THE House of Representatives Committee on Tourism and Culture, yesterday, queried the General Manager of National Theatre, Dr Stella Oyedepo, for spending N29 million to renovate toilets.Continue reading Budget defence: You can’t spend N29m to renovate toilets, Reps tell Nat’l Theatre boss at Vanguard News Nigeria.
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We’ll soon embark on strike, Colleges of Education lecturers tell FG
Fri, 05 Apr 2019
ABUJA’LECTURERS in the nation’s Colleges of Education have threatened to embark on another strike unless the Federal Government meets their demands.Continue reading Well soon embark on strike, Colleges of Education lecturers tell FG at Vanguard News Nigeria.
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Tiv/Jukum crisis: Ortom condemns conflict, sues for peace
Fri, 05 Apr 2019
Governor Samuel Ortom of Benue State has condemned recent communal crisis between Jukum and Tiv communities on the border of Benue and Taraba states, which claimed lives and forced many out of their homes in search of safe haven.Continue reading Tiv/Jukum crisis: Ortom condemns conflict, sues for peace at Vanguard News Nigeria.
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Militarisation of polls: CDS defends action
Fri, 05 Apr 2019
ABUJA’Chief of Defence Staff, CDS, General Abayomi Olonisakin, has defended the militarisation of the just concluded general election, saying if there was no such deployment of the military, the security situation in the country would have been jeopardised.Continue reading Militarisation of polls: CDS defends action at Vanguard News Nigeria.
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Kidnappers using pre-registered SIM cards to commit crime ‘NCC
Fri, 05 Apr 2019
Executive Vice Chairman of Nigerian Communication Commission, NCC, Professor Umar Garba Danbatta, has disclosed that kidnappers use pre-registered SIM cards to perpetrate their nefarious activities, assuring, however, that such sim cards are being tracked by the commission.Continue reading Kidnappers using pre-registered SIM cards to commit crime ‘NCC at Vanguard News Nigeria.
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Uber seeks safer road culture for driver-partner
Fri, 05 Apr 2019
DRIVER-partners registered on the Uber app, had the opportunity of engaging with law enforcement officials, health and safety organizations, and members of the local Uber team at a workshop geared towards improving safety and security on trips. The sessions highlighted different topics like where to obtain original vehicle registration details, how to minimize risks and prevent potential accidents while driving, improving wellbeing and stress management for driver-partners, and a thorough run-th
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Tips to solve your smartphone’s insufficient storage problem
Fri, 05 Apr 2019
IS your Android phone also suffering from insufficient storage error’ If yes, don’t worry. You are not the only one; a lot of low budget Smartphones suffers the same fate. But the good news is that you can stop such problems with this procedure.Continue reading Tips to solve your smartphones insufficient storage problem at Vanguard News Nigeria.
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Nigeria loses N400bn on medical tourism annually ‘ Buhari
Fri, 05 Apr 2019
President Muhammadu Buhari has lamented that Nigeria loses over N400billion annually to medical tourism and urged stakeholders to join hands to find solution to it.Continue reading Nigeria loses N400bn on medical tourism annually ‘ Buhari at Vanguard News Nigeria.
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We’ve impacted 323, 000 farmers in N/Delta in 2018 ‘ NAEC, MADE
Fri, 05 Apr 2019
NIGERIA Agricultural Enterprise Curriculum, NAEC and Market Development in Niger Delta, MADE, have said that they impacted on 323, 000 farmers in the Niger Delta region in 2018.Continue reading Weve impacted 323, 000 farmers in N/Delta in 2018 ‘ NAEC, MADE at Vanguard News Nigeria.
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Setting the world free by resting NATO
Fri, 05 Apr 2019
BIRTHDAYS are not for dying. They are usually for celebration. However, in the case of the North Atlantic Treaty Organisation, NATO, which turned 70 this Wednesday, April 4, it should be the Nunc Dimittis; and then, wishing its soul to rest in peace. That is if our goal is world peace, rather than a fractious world.Continue reading Setting the world free by resting NATO at Vanguard News Nigeria.
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Ease of Doing Business: Enugu, Abia, Anambra, others top reformed states in 2018
Fri, 05 Apr 2019
FIVE states on Wednesday night were rewarded for being top reformed states in ease of doing business in 2018.Continue reading Ease of Doing Business: Enugu, Abia, Anambra, others top reformed states in 2018 at Vanguard News Nigeria.
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Judges aiding impunity through courts ‘ IPOB
Fri, 05 Apr 2019
The Indigenous People of Biafra, IPOB, yesterday alleged that Nigerian Judges are aiding impunity through their courts, accusing the Nigerian Judiciary as having the most corrupt, injudicious and evil minded judges and officials in the world.Continue reading Judges aiding impunity through courts ‘ IPOB at Vanguard News Nigeria.
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Ibadan Poly shut over bloody clash
Fri, 05 Apr 2019
A bloody clash that ensued among students of the Polytechnic, Ibadan in Oyo State after a football match, yesterday, forced the school authorities to shut down the institution to prevent further breakdown of law and order.Continue reading Ibadan Poly shut over bloody clash at Vanguard News Nigeria.
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Nwosu gets order to serve substituted service on Ihedioha, PDP
Fri, 05 Apr 2019
Governorship candidate of Action Alliance, AA, yesterday got an order of substituted service to serve the governor-elect of Imo State, Emeka Ihedioha and the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP.Continue reading Nwosu gets order to serve substituted service on Ihedioha, PDP at Vanguard News Nigeria.
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EFCC recovers N251bn, multi-million dollar gold, trapped taxes in 16 months
Fri, 05 Apr 2019
Acting Chairman of Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC, Ibrahim Magu yesterday, disclosed that the commission between January, 2018 and first quarter of 2019 recovered the sum of N251 billion in cash, multi-million dollar worth of jewelleries such as gold and trapped taxes.Continue reading EFCC recovers N251bn, multi-million dollar gold, trapped taxes in 16 months at Vanguard News Nigeria.
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Controversy trails Obaseki’s 2nd term endorsement; Obende lauds action
Fri, 05 Apr 2019
CONTROVERSY is trailing the recent endorsement of Governor Godwin Obaseki of Edo State for a second term by leaders of the All Progressives Congress, APC, in his Oredo local government area as some members of the party yesterday alleged that the said endorsement was not part of the agenda in the meeting they held on Sunday, March 31.Continue reading Controversy trails Obasekis 2nd term endorsement; Obende lauds action at Vanguard News Nigeria.
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Ifeanyi Ubah’s victory: Court vindicates Returning Officer
Fri, 05 Apr 2019
Afederal high court sitting in Awka, Anambra State, presided over by Justice Ibrahim Bature Gafai has exonerated the Returning Officer for Anambra South Senatorial zone in the just concluded 2019 general elections, Prof Meshach Umenweke from a prima facie case slammed against him for declaring Chief Ifeanyi Ubah winner of the election.Continue reading Ifeanyi Ubahs victory: Court vindicates Returning Officer at Vanguard News Nigeria.
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Ebonyi govt threatens to suspend LG appointees over boundary dispute with Benue
Fri, 05 Apr 2019
EBONYI State government, yesterday threatened to suspend it’s appointees and Development Union executives from Ohaukwu Local Government Area of the state if any gunshot is fired from the troubled community of UmuoguduAkpu in Ngbo West Development Centre of the state.Continue reading Ebonyi govt threatens to suspend LG appointees over boundary dispute with Benue at Vanguard News Nigeria.
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Many killed as inter-communal conflict rages between Ebonyi, C-River communities
Fri, 05 Apr 2019
INTER-COMMUNAL conflict raging between the communities of Obubra in Cross River State and their Izzi’Ikwo neighbours of Ebonyi State has left many people dead and several houses razed.Continue reading Many killed as inter-communal conflict rages between Ebonyi, C-River communities at Vanguard News Nigeria.
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I will make people part of lawmaking process ‘ Odebunmi
Fri, 05 Apr 2019
Hon Olusegun Odebunmi, 50, is a third timer representing Surulere/Ogoluwa Federal Constituency of Oyo State. The two-time Local Council Chairman and grassroots politician are among the 17 aspirants eyeing Speaker Yakubu Dogara’s job in the Ninth Assembly. In this chat, Odebunmi, who was elected on the plank of the All Progressives Congress, APC, spoke on his agenda and plans to take the National Assembly to the next level, if elected.Continue reading I will make people part of lawmaking pro
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Nwaoboshi appeals judgment, says he remains senator-elect
Fri, 05 Apr 2019
Senator-elect for Delta North senatorial district and serving senator, Peter Nwaoboshi, whose nomination as Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, candidate to represent the senatorial district in the just concluded general elections, was nullified by a Federal High Court sitting in Abuja, on Wednesday, has asked the Court of Appeal sitting in Abuja to set aside the judgment.Continue reading Nwaoboshi appeals judgment, says he remains senator-elect at Vanguard News Nigeria.
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Ease of Doing Business: FG implements 140 reforms in 3 years’ Osinbajo
Fri, 05 Apr 2019
The federal government has implemented more than 140 reforms aimed at improving the business environment in Nigeria in the past three years.Continue reading Ease of Doing Business: FG implements 140 reforms in 3 years’ Osinbajo at Vanguard News Nigeria.
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PMS imports rise 21.7% in Q4’18
Fri, 05 Apr 2019
The two-quarter consecutive declines in the volume of premium motor spirit (PMS), popularly known as petrol, importation has been reversed with a 21.7 percent rise in the fourth quarter of 2018 (Q4’18) to 5.32 billion litres up from 4.37 billion recorded in Q3’18.Continue reading PMS imports rise 21.7% in Q4’18 at Vanguard News Nigeria.
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Firms in positive sentiment on the economy ‘ CBN survey
Fri, 05 Apr 2019
Asurvey by the Central Bank of Nigeria, CBN, has indicated private sector positive sentiment over the country’s macro-economic conditions.Continue reading Firms in positive sentiment on the economy ‘ CBN survey at Vanguard News Nigeria.
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Dangote refinery to boost Nigeria’s 1.095m bpd domestic target ‘ NNPC
Fri, 05 Apr 2019
The Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation, NNPC, yesterday said that the Dangote Refinery, currently under construction would complement Nigeria’s quest of attaining 1.095 million barrels per day self-sufficiency in the refining of petroleum products.Continue reading Dangote refinery to boost Nigeria’s 1.095m bpd domestic target ‘ NNPC at Vanguard News Nigeria.
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