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Today’s Vanguard Newspaper Headlines 27 March 2019

Senate scores Finance Ministry F9 in budget releases to FCT in 2018
Wed, 27 Mar 2019
ABUJA’THE Senate, yesterday, scored Ministry of Finance F9, which is West African Examinations Council, WAEC, standard, in budget releases to the Federal Capital Territory, FCT, in 2018.Continue reading Senate scores Finance Ministry F9 in budget releases to FCT in 2018 at Vanguard News Nigeria.
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War over NASS leadership as Ndume, PDP blast Oshiomhole
Wed, 27 Mar 2019
The bid by the All Progressives Congress, APC, leadership to enthrone harmony between the next National Assembly and executive arm of government was threatened, upon dissent to the party’s nomination of Senator Ahmad Lawan and Mr Femi Gbajabiamila as presiding officers.Continue reading War over NASS leadership as Ndume, PDP blast Oshiomhole at Vanguard News Nigeria.
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Court frees 73 persons in Imo
Wed, 27 Mar 2019
An Imo State High Court presided over by Justice Benjamin C. Iheka yesterday, discharged and acquitted 73 persons accused in suit number HOW/166C/2018, of ‘conspiracy and unlawful possession of firearm, contrary to Section 6(b) (a) of the Robbery and Firearms (Special Provisions) Act, Laws of the Federation 2004, as applicable in Imo State ‘.Continue reading Court frees 73 persons in Imo at Vanguard News Nigeria.
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Gabriel Okara: Africa has lost a literary giant ‘Obi
Wed, 27 Mar 2019
Vice Presidential Candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in the February 23, 2019 election, Mr. Peter Obi, yesterday mourned the passage of renowned poet, writer and administrator, Dr. Gabriel Okara, describing it as the loss of an African literary giant.Continue reading Gabriel Okara: Africa has lost a literary giant ‘Obi at Vanguard News Nigeria.
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Today’s Vanguard Newspaper Headlines 27 March 2019

Building Collapse: Ikpeazu bans schools in flats
Wed, 27 Mar 2019
WORRIED by the recent spate of building collapse across the country, especially the one on Lagos Island, that involved school children, where scores of them lost their lives, Governor Okezie Ikpeazu made out last week to visit some schools in the state on an oversight tour.Continue reading Building Collapse: Ikpeazu bans schools in flats at Vanguard News Nigeria.
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VAT increment will slow down Nigeria economy’ACTIONAID
Wed, 27 Mar 2019
Actionaid Nigeria has called on the Federal Government to forget the idea of increasing Value Added Tax, VAT, warning that it will slow down the economy, urging government to discontinue payment of subsidy on petroleum products instead.Continue reading VAT increment will slow down Nigeria economy’ACTIONAID at Vanguard News Nigeria.
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Ugwuanyi clears 2017 arrears of salary of four LGAs
Wed, 27 Mar 2019
Enugu State Government has cleared 2017 arrears of salary owed local government workers in four local government areas of the state.Continue reading Ugwuanyi clears 2017 arrears of salary of four LGAs at Vanguard News Nigeria.
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We built infrastructure to attract investment to Bayelsa ‘ Dickson
Wed, 27 Mar 2019
Governor Seriake Dickson of Bayelsa State has reiterated his administration’s focus on investing in critical infrastructure that drives economic growth to attract investors to the state.Continue reading We built infrastructure to attract investment to Bayelsa ‘ Dickson at Vanguard News Nigeria.
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Auchi Poly lecturer commits suicide
Wed, 27 Mar 2019
A lecturer in the Department of Urban and Regional Planning, Federal Polytechnic, Auchi, Edo State, identified as Mr Patrick Okojie, reportedly committed suicide three days to his 47th birthday.Continue reading Auchi Poly lecturer commits suicide at Vanguard News Nigeria.
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Woman in viral nude video begs for justice
Wed, 27 Mar 2019
Ms Ogochukwu Okafor, a young mother of a six-year-old son filmed nude in Anambra State in a video that went viral on the internet on Tuesday has demanded justice.Continue reading Woman in viral nude video begs for justice at Vanguard News Nigeria.
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2 injured, buildings razed in Lagos fire
Wed, 27 Mar 2019
An explosion rocked Orile-Agege area of Lagos yesterday, leaving two persons injured, while buildings and shops, including property worth several millions of naira, were destroyed.Continue reading 2 injured, buildings razed in Lagos fire at Vanguard News Nigeria.
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Man burnt alive, as cultists clash in Rivers
Wed, 27 Mar 2019
PORT HARCOURT’A young man, identified simply as Ibe, was yesterday morning burnt to death in a clash between two cult groups at Alakahia community, Ohio/Akpor Local Government Area of Rivers State.Continue reading Man burnt alive, as cultists clash in Rivers at Vanguard News Nigeria.
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Suspended Polls: PDP, APC tango over security threats, fraud
Wed, 27 Mar 2019
FIVE days to the resumption of electoral processes by the Independent National Electoral Commission, INEC, to conclude the governorship and state assembly polls in Rivers State, the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, and All Progressives Congress, APC, are at each other’s throat over alleged threats to peace and credible elections.Continue reading Suspended Polls: PDP, APC tango over security threats, fraud at Vanguard News Nigeria.
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Presidential Poll: Tribunal begins hearing on Atiku’s petition against Buhari Wednesday
Wed, 27 Mar 2019
The Presidential Election Petition Tribunal sitting in Abuja, will on Wednesday, commence hearing on the petition the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, and its candidate, Atiku Abubakar, filed to challenge the outcome of the February 23 presidential electionContinue reading Presidential Poll: Tribunal begins hearing on Atikus petition against Buhari Wednesday at Vanguard News Nigeria.
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Dark days of impunity are gone for good ‘ Buhari
Wed, 27 Mar 2019
President Muhammadu Buhari Tuesday in Abuja said the dark days of impunity are gone for good, assuring Nigerians that his administration will remain focused and committed to creating an inclusive and diversified economy.Continue reading Dark days of impunity are gone for good ‘ Buhari at Vanguard News Nigeria.
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Why I defected to PDP ‘ Yeeh
Wed, 27 Mar 2019
Deputy governorship candidate of African Action Congress, AAC, in Rivers State, Chief Akpo Yeeh, has resigned his membership of the party, saying the state governor, Nyesom Wike, won the disputed governorship election in the state.Continue reading Why I defected to PDP Yeeh at Vanguard News Nigeria.
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I wouldn’t be that stupid to join APC ‘ ‘ Ifeanyi Ubah
Wed, 27 Mar 2019
OIL magnet, publisher and winner of Anambra South Senatorial district election, Dr Ifeanyi Ubah has denied stories making the rounds that he has defected to the All Progressives Congress, APC.Continue reading I wouldnt be that stupid to join APC Ifeanyi Ubah at Vanguard News Nigeria.
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Yeeh’s induced decampment, a plot dead on arrival ‘ Eze, Green
Wed, 27 Mar 2019
A CHIEFTAIN of the All Progressives Congress, APC, in Rivers state, Chief Eze Chukwuemeka Eze, has described the defection of former Deputy Governorship Candidate of the African Action Congress, AAC, Mr. Akpo Bomba Yeeh, to the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP as induced and the height of Governor Nyesom Wike’s desperation to retain power.Continue reading Yeehs induced decampment, a plot dead on arrival ‘ Eze, Green at Vanguard News Nigeria.
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FG at FBN anniversary laments infrastructure gap, calls for real investments
Wed, 27 Mar 2019
President Mohammadu Buhari has lamented the huge gap in Nigeria’s infrastructure supply and called for concerted private sector investments both foreign and local to bridge the gap.Continue reading FG at FBN anniversary laments infrastructure gap, calls for real investments at Vanguard News Nigeria.
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Seafarers not involved in piracy attacks ‘Union
Wed, 27 Mar 2019
THE Nigeria Merchant Navy Officers and Water Transport Senior Staff Association, NMNOWTSSA, has denied reports linking piracy attacks on the nation’s waterways to seafarers.Continue reading Seafarers not involved in piracy attacks ‘Union at Vanguard News Nigeria.
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Bonny Light price leaps to $68.01
Wed, 27 Mar 2019
THE price of Bonny Light, Nigeria’s premium oil grade, yesterday, leaped to $68.00 per barrel in the international market as Saudi Arabia cuts supply in order to realise a target price of $70 per barrel. The oil grade opened the week’s trading at $67.00.Continue reading Bonny Light price leaps to $68.01 at Vanguard News Nigeria.
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Naira down at N358.5/$ in parallel market
Wed, 27 Mar 2019
The naira yesterday depreciated to N358.5 per dollar in the parallel market.Continue reading Naira down at N358.5/$ in parallel market at Vanguard News Nigeria.
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Financial experts commend MPC over benchmark rate reduction
Wed, 27 Mar 2019
Two financial experts have commended the decision of the Monetary Policy Committee (MPC) over the reduction in the benchmark rate, saying it signaled a new economic direction for the country.Continue reading Financial experts commend MPC over benchmark rate reduction at Vanguard News Nigeria.
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The bane of winner takes it all
Wed, 27 Mar 2019
One of the beautiful things about democracy is the carnival-like atmosphere characterising the campaigns. For once in a while, the electorate will be seeing their leaders coming to them, cap in hand, begging for their votes. The people are happy and the politicians are excited by the thrills and expectations.Continue reading The bane of winner takes it all at Vanguard News Nigeria.
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Menacing cyber plague scares Nigerian organisations
Wed, 27 Mar 2019
A lot of Nigerian organisations are under serious panic as cyber plague hovers over their operations with menacing speed. However, marketing and technology company, Gidinerd Limited, says it has plans to provide services capable of remedying the threat, if not nip the menace in the bud.Continue reading Menacing cyber plague scares Nigerian organisations at Vanguard News Nigeria.
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New Uber app to offer customers easier connectivity
Wed, 27 Mar 2019
Technology platform, Uber, recently, launched a new package called Uber Lite, saying it would offer its teeming customers simpler and faster connectivity.Continue reading New Uber app to offer customers easier connectivity at Vanguard News Nigeria.
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79% of organisations globally not prioritising women advancement ‘ IBM
Wed, 27 Mar 2019
Despite pressures from all quarters clamouring for equality, women inclusion and gender parity, women all over the world are still relegated to the background, and in work places too.Continue reading 79% of organisations globally not prioritising women advancement IBM at Vanguard News Nigeria.
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IXPN guns for single-connected Africa
Wed, 27 Mar 2019
Internet Exchange Point of Nigeria, IXPN, has for several years advocated that internet traffics generated within Africa should be kept in Africa.Continue reading IXPN guns for single-connected Africa at Vanguard News Nigeria.
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Comercio becomes Huawei cloud partner of the year
Wed, 27 Mar 2019
An indigenous cloud computing company, Comercio Cloud Computing Limited, has been announced the winner of Huawei EBG: Cloud Solutions Partner of the year award at Huawei Nigeria Eco-Connect 2019.Continue reading Comercio becomes Huawei cloud partner of the year at Vanguard News Nigeria.
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New ITU database to assist harmonisation of intelligent transport standards
Wed, 27 Mar 2019
ITU has established a new standards database to assist the harmonisation of standards for intelligent transport systems, ITS.Continue reading New ITU database to assist harmonisation of intelligent transport standards at Vanguard News Nigeria.
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U-23 captain, Okechukwu praises team-mates
Wed, 27 Mar 2019
Skipper of the National U-23 team and Rizespor midfielder, Azubuike Okechukwu has expressed deep feelings for his side after they thrashed their Libyan counterparts 4 – 0 Monday evening at the Stephen Keshi Stadium, Asaba to book their place in the third and final round of the 2019 Africa Cup of Nations qualifiers.Continue reading U-23 captain, Okechukwu praises team-mates at Vanguard News Nigeria.
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Eagles to play more friendlies before AFCON
Wed, 27 Mar 2019
Nigeria Football Federation will arrange two more friendly games for the Super Eagles before the Africa Cup of Nations in Egypt.Continue reading Eagles to play more friendlies before AFCON at Vanguard News Nigeria.
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Why I dropped Salah ‘ Pharaohs’ coach, Aguirre
Wed, 27 Mar 2019
Pharaohs of Egypt head coach, Javier Aguirre has given reason why the Liverpool henchman, Mohammed Salah was not in the squad that played against the Super Eagles in the friendly match saying that he’s trying to use the match to sample out other upcoming players in his team.Continue reading Why I dropped Salah ‘ Pharaohs’ coach, Aguirre at Vanguard News Nigeria.
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Court dissolves 9-yr-old marriage over religious difference
Wed, 27 Mar 2019
An Ado-Ekiti Customary Court has dissolved a nine-year-old marriage between Ayodele Olaoye and his wife, Oluwatoyin, over religious difference.Continue reading Court dissolves 9-yr-old marriage over religious difference at Vanguard News Nigeria.
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Buhari, Atiku Abubakar and Nigeria’s future
Wed, 27 Mar 2019
The greatest challenge facing the democratic process in Nigeria, as in most developing nations, has to do with the management of the post-election transition process. The political tension and acrimony between parties and politicians peaks at the polls and tends to escalate during collation and announcement of results, giving electioneering a ‘do-or-die’ tendency. This situation impacts negatively on the democratic process as election-related violenceoften takes a heavy toll on lives a
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Meet Olaniyi ‘ The Travel Curator
Wed, 27 Mar 2019
Olaniyi Olajide Ayeni, also known as Naija Mungo Park, is a travel curator with Honeymoonvacays, a budget honeymoon service providing company based in Lagos, committed to reducing to the barest minimum the problem of cost when it comes to romantic vacations be it for newlyweds or couples willing to celebrate their wedding Anniversary. Speaking on []The post Meet Olaniyi The Travel Curator appeared first on The Spark.
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Militarisation of electoral process is an ill-wind ‘ Sunday Oibe, NCEF PRO
Wed, 27 Mar 2019
IN the considered opinion of the Public Relations Officer of Northern Christian Elders Forum, Elder Sunday Oibe, militarisation of the electoral process is an ill-wind that has seriously undermined our democratic culture. According to him, involvement of military in our electoral process has actually aborted what we call democracy. Continue reading Militarisation of electoral process is an ill-wind Sunday Oibe, NCEF PRO at Vanguard News Nigeria.
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I am not part of Kano election violence ‘ Kwankwaso
Wed, 27 Mar 2019
Immediate past governor of Kano State, Senator Rabiu Kwankwaso has dissociated himself and the Peoples democratic Party, PDP from reports of violence arising from discontentment over the outcome of the recent governorship election in the state.Continue reading I am not part of Kano election violence Kwankwaso at Vanguard News Nigeria.
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Breaking: INEC withholds Certificates of Return of Zamfara Gov, Lawmakers-elect
Wed, 27 Mar 2019
The Independent National Electoral Commission INEC has placed on hold, its earlier decision to present Certificates of Return to Muktar Idris, Governor-elect in Zamfara state as well as State Assembly members-elect.Continue reading Breaking: INEC withholds Certificates of Return of Zamfara Gov, Lawmakers-elect at Vanguard News Nigeria.
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What’s your take on INEC’s statement that no election is perfect
Wed, 27 Mar 2019
Many Nigerians are known for irresponsibility and corruption.INEC’s response to the criticisms simply means no one is immune to being power drunk. That is one of the reasons requests for the release of official card reader data of accredited voters and other requests are being disregarded.Miss Anyanwu Amarachi, StudentContinue reading Whats your take on INEC’s statement that no election is perfect at Vanguard News Nigeria.
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Communal clashes: 88 refugees/displaced widows, youths in Ebonyi get succour from FG
Wed, 27 Mar 2019
It was all happiness and joy as 88 displaced persons in Ebonyi State weekend received succour from the Federal government through the National Commission for Refugees, Migrants and Internally displaced persons . These category of persons including widows and youths were drawn from l1 villages including Ekpomaka, Alike Ikwo and Inyimagu in Ikwo Local Government Area of the state who were displaced following the menace of inter and intra communal clashes between Ebonyi and other neighbouring state
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Tension over bomb that scared Imo communities
Wed, 27 Mar 2019
Tension has now enveloped the people of Ikeduru local government area, following the inability of law enforcement agencies to apprehend the brain behind three suspects who allegedly tried to bomb the local government collation center during the last governorship / house of assembly elections in the state.Continue reading Tension over bomb that scared Imo communities at Vanguard News Nigeria.
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Residents panic as crisis broke out in Amukoko
Wed, 27 Mar 2019
There was sporadic gunshots Tuesday, at Amukoko, in the densely populated Ajegunle area of Lagos, from some youths who have been embroiled in a gang war since last year.Continue reading Residents panic as crisis broke out in Amukoko at Vanguard News Nigeria.
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Buildings collapse: Offenders ‘ll face full wrath of the law ‘ Buhari
Wed, 27 Mar 2019
PRESIDENT Muhammadu Buhari on Tuesday harped on the strict compliance to quality standards in building construction, warning that those who cut corners that resulted in building collapse in the country would face the full wrath of the law. Continue reading Buildings collapse: Offenders ll face full wrath of the law Buhari at Vanguard News Nigeria.
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SEYI BANIGBE: From N200,000 credit facility to chains of businesses
Wed, 27 Mar 2019
Founder of many successful businesses, Seyi Banigbe, is the appropriate definition of a serial entrepreneur. Ever since she obtained a N200,000 credit facility to start a retail business as an undergraduate, she has been creating successful brands. Banigbe speaks on her life, explaining how she got the story of Bland2Glam (a top-notch jewellery brand), Deterge Nigeria Management Company and Nibo & Tac Legal Practitioners, started.Continue reading SEYI BANIGBE: From N200,000 credit facility t
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Court sentences ‘Yahoo boy’ to prison for attempting to cheat
Wed, 27 Mar 2019
Justice Yusuf Halilu of an FCT High Court Maitama on Tuesday sentenced, Emmanuel Idemudia, an internet scammer, known as’yahoo’yahoo boy’, to one month in prison for attempting to cheat.Continue reading Court sentences ‘Yahoo boy’ to prison for attempting to cheat at Vanguard News Nigeria.
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