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Today’s Vanguard Newspaper Headlines Thursday 21 March 2019

Today’s Vanguard Newspaper Headlines Thursday 21 March 2019, Latest online news from Africa including breaking news in politics, business, sports and entertainment

Fayose: Drama, as judge, EFCC lawyer tango
Thu, 21 Mar 2019
Four prosecution witnesses, yesterday, testified before a Federal High Court sitting in Lagos, at the resumed trial of immediate past Governor of Ekiti State, Mr. Ayo Fayose, who is being prosecuted alongside a company Spotless Investment Ltd on an 11 counts charge of fraud, by Economic and Financial Crimes Commission EFCC.Continue reading Fayose: Drama, as judge, EFCC lawyer tango at Vanguard News Nigeria.
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Obasanjo denies being paid by NOUN as lecturer
Thu, 21 Mar 2019
Former President Olusegun Obasanjo, yesterday denied a media report that heearns N40,000 as a lecturer at the National Open University, NOUN, saying he was rendering the service pro-bono.Continue reading Obasanjo denies being paid by NOUN as lecturer at Vanguard News Nigeria.
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Invasion of schools: Obaseki tasks Police to apprehend, interrogate gang members
Thu, 21 Mar 2019
Edo State Governor, Mr. Godwin Obaseki, has tasked the Edo State Police Command to apprehend members of cult gangs that invaded the premises of two secondary schools in Benin City, injuring students.Continue reading Invasion of schools: Obaseki tasks Police to apprehend, interrogate gang members at Vanguard News Nigeria.
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PDP, Atiku in post-election trauma, depression ‘ APC
Thu, 21 Mar 2019
The All Progressives Congress, APC, yesterday, launched a blistering attack on the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, and its presidential candidate, Alhaji Atiku Abubakar, describing their claim of having won last month’s presidential poll as the hallucinatory outcome of a post-election depression.Continue reading PDP, Atiku in post-election trauma, depression APC at Vanguard News Nigeria.
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Okorocha selling Imo govt’s property ‘PDP, Madumere
Thu, 21 Mar 2019
The Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, and Imo State Deputy Governor, Prince Eze Madumere, have again raised the alarm that government vehicles and equipment are either being moved to undisclosed places or ordered to be auctioned.Continue reading Okorocha selling Imo govts property ‘PDP, Madumere at Vanguard News Nigeria.
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Yakub emerges as Gbajabiamila’s first challenger
Thu, 21 Mar 2019
Assertions that the outgoing leader of the House of Representatives, Rep. Femi Gbajabiamila would be a shoo-in for the speaker of the 9th House were derailed yesterday after the first major challenger to his aspiration surfaced.Continue reading Yakub emerges as Gbajabiamila’s first challenger at Vanguard News Nigeria.
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Court dethrones Calabar king
Thu, 21 Mar 2019
CALABAR’THE Muri Munene, Professor Hogan Itam, the King of Efut and Paramount Ruler of Calabar South Local Government Area, Cross River State, has been dethroned by a state High Court sitting in Calabar presided over by Justice Edem Koofreh.Continue reading Court dethrones Calabar king at Vanguard News Nigeria.
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INEC commences movement of sensitive materials in Plateau today
Thu, 21 Mar 2019
The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) will today commence the movement of sensitive materials for this weekend’s supplementary elections in Plateau State it said.Continue reading INEC commences movement of sensitive materials in Plateau today at Vanguard News Nigeria.
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Rivers: AAC disclaims relationship with APC
Thu, 21 Mar 2019
The African Action Congress, AAC has dissociated itself from any court action filed to stop the election process in Rivers State as it yesterday disclaimed any relationship or collaboration with the All Progressives Congress, APC.Continue reading Rivers: AAC disclaims relationship with APC at Vanguard News Nigeria.
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Legal war in Imo, as 47 gov candidates head to tribunal
Thu, 21 Mar 2019
Owerri’forty-seven governorship candidates in Imo State, yesterday disclosed their resolution to head to the tribunal to challenge the outcome of the just-concluded gubernatorial election in the state. Continue reading Legal war in Imo, as 47 gov candidates head to tribunal at Vanguard News Nigeria.
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Election massive turnout delights Edo govt.
Thu, 21 Mar 2019
The Edo State Government will on Friday lead the newly elected candidates of the All Progressives Congress (APC) to an interdenominational thanksgiving service, following the successful outing of the party in the general elections.Continue reading Election massive turnout delights Edo govt. at Vanguard News Nigeria.
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Benue govt commends AHF intervention that pushed down HIV/AIDS prevalence from 12 to 5.3 percent in state
Thu, 21 Mar 2019
The Benue state Commissioner of Health and Human Services, Dr. Emmanuel Eru has lauded the intervention of Aids Healthcare Foundation (AHF) in the state which he said had led to the drop of HIV/AIDS prevalence in the state from 12 to 5.3 percent.Continue reading Benue govt commends AHF intervention that pushed down HIV/AIDS prevalence from 12 to 5.3 percent in state at Vanguard News Nigeria.
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Don’t bench Balogun, Brighton boss tells Rohr
Thu, 21 Mar 2019
Brighton & Hove coach Chris Hughton has sent a message to Super Eagles coach Gernot Rohr, urging him to play defender Leon Balogun in Friday’s Africa Cup of Nations group E qualifier against Seychelles and the international friendly against Egypt in Asaba, Delta State.Continue reading Don’t bench Balogun, Brighton boss tells Rohr at Vanguard News Nigeria.
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APC paid some highly placed Nigerians to beg Atiku not to go to court ‘ Galadima
Thu, 21 Mar 2019
Buba Galadima, thespokesperson of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) Presidential candidate, Atiku Abubakar Campaign Organisation,has said that the All Progressives Congress (APC) sponsored and paid some highly placed Nigerians to beg Atiku Abubakar not to go to court this came as he also said that the APC used the military to rig the 2019 presidential election.Continue reading APC paid some highly placed Nigerians to beg Atiku not to go to court Galadima at Vanguard News Nigeria.
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Bash Ali vows to prove critics wrong
Thu, 21 Mar 2019
After several postponements and a fractious romance with the Ministry of Sports, former IBF cruiserweight champion, Bash Ali has stated that the coast was now clear for the imminent staging of his Guinness Book of World Record fight in Nigeria.Continue reading Bash Ali vows to prove critics wrong at Vanguard News Nigeria.
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Ogboru not given N3bn for election ‘ APC
Thu, 21 Mar 2019
Against the rumour making the round that over N3 billion naira was released for the governorship election of the candidate of the Delta state All Progress Congress, APC, the Media Director of the Delta APC Campaign Organization, Mr. Zik Zulu Okafor, has warned in a strong term APC faceless group that Olorogun Great Ovedje Ogboru was not given N3 billion to run his election.Continue reading Ogboru not given N3bn for election APC at Vanguard News Nigeria.
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Senate: Okorocha asks court to compel INEC to issue him certificate of return
Thu, 21 Mar 2019
Governor Rochas Okorocha of Imo State has asked the Federal High Court Abuja to compel the Independent National Electoral Commission, INEC, to issue him with a Certificate of Return as the Senator- elect for Imo West Senatorial District.Continue reading Senate: Okorocha asks court to compel INEC to issue him certificate of return at Vanguard News Nigeria.
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Libya stuns Olympic Eagles 2-0
Thu, 21 Mar 2019
Nigeria began the defence of their AFCON U-23 title with a shocking 2-0 defeat in the hands of Libya at the Stade de Ben Guerdane yesterday evening.Continue reading Libya stuns Olympic Eagles 2-0 at Vanguard News Nigeria.
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2019 elections is pure evil, says Dogara
Thu, 21 Mar 2019
Speaker of the House of Representatives, Honourable Yakubu Dogara has warned those who he claimed rigged the 2019 elections that their day of reckoning will come, saying no evil doer will escape the verdict of justice at the end. Continue reading 2019 elections is pure evil, says Dogara at Vanguard News Nigeria.
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Court fixes April 3 to hear contempt charge against Oshiomhole
Thu, 21 Mar 2019
A High Court of the Federal Capital Territory sitting at Bwari, on Wednesday, slated April 3 to commence hearing on a contempt charge pending against the National Chairman of the All Progressives Congress, APC, Adams Oshiomhole.Continue reading Court fixes April 3 to hear contempt charge against Oshiomhole at Vanguard News Nigeria.
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Seychelles players who can cause Eagles problems
Thu, 21 Mar 2019
As the Pirates of Seychelles prepare to face off against Nigeria in the inconsequential AFCON 2019 qualifier at the Stephen Keshi Stadium tomorrow, it is important to learn a thing or two about the opposition.Continue reading Seychelles players who can cause Eagles problems at Vanguard News Nigeria.
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FIRS refutes report of 50% VAT increase
Thu, 21 Mar 2019
The Federal Inland Revenue Service (FIRS) on Wednesday refuted report of planned increment of Value Added Tax (VAT) by 50 per cent to meet up payment of the newly proposed minimum wage.Continue reading FIRS refutes report of 50% VAT increase at Vanguard News Nigeria.
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The court will restore my stolen mandate ‘ Atiku
Thu, 21 Mar 2019
FORMER Vice President and the Presidential candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP in the February 23 Presidential election, Atiku Abubakar, Wednesday expressed optimism that he would claim what he described as his stolen mandate at the court.Continue reading The court will restore my stolen mandate Atiku at Vanguard News Nigeria.
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10 feared dead in fresh herdsmen attack on Guma LGA of Benue
Thu, 21 Mar 2019
At least 10 persons were feared dead in a fresh attack on Tse Ioreleegeb, Babai council ward of Guma local government area of Benue state by suspected herdsmen.Continue reading 10 feared dead in fresh herdsmen attack on Guma LGA of Benue at Vanguard News Nigeria.
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Oba of Lagos commends Dangote on youth empowerment programme
Thu, 21 Mar 2019
The Oba of Lagos, Rilwan Akinolu, has commended Dangote Group on its youths empowerment programme within the host communities.Continue reading Oba of Lagos commends Dangote on youth empowerment programme at Vanguard News Nigeria.
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FIFA WWC: Why I called home-based players’Falcons coach
Thu, 21 Mar 2019
Super Falcons coach, Thomas Dennerby said he was keen to selecting a formidable team for the 2019 FIFA Women World hence the decision to call up home-based players for two weeks camping in Abuja.Continue reading FIFA WWC: Why I called home-based players’Falcons coach at Vanguard News Nigeria.
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Ita Faaji, a culture of ‘No Consequence
Thu, 21 Mar 2019
AS is commonplace in Nigeria, we have again witnessed another avoidable tragedy that has claimed lives – including children – and left many heavy hearted. ItaFaaji was not the first of its kind, whether in Lagos or in Nigeria, or the first where children are losing their lives. In fact, one could easily read a news item from one of the earlier collapses and it will fit right into the story of ItaFaaji. Lagos, particularly, has become a hub for collapsed buildings.Continue reading Ita Faaji, a cu
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Nigeria’s Wecyclers wins ‘220,000 Prize in waste management
Thu, 21 Mar 2019
FORMER Vice President and the Presidential candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP in the February 23 Presidential election, Atiku Abubakar, today expressed optimism that he would claim what he described as his stolen mandate at the court.Continue reading Nigeria’s Wecyclers wins ‘220,000 Prize in waste management at Vanguard News Nigeria.
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What is your take on frequent cases of building collapse (1)
Thu, 21 Mar 2019
There is usually unholy connivance between builders and some government agents on the one hand, and incompetence on part of builders. The government should be more interested in the quality of buildings. Also, many of the dilapidated buildings must be examined in the spirit and tenets of urban renewal. Where they need to be pulled down they should not hesitate to do so.Continue reading What is your take on frequent cases of building collapse (1) at Vanguard News Nigeria.
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How my ex battered me for years ‘ Fortune
Thu, 21 Mar 2019
Nigerian-based Ghanaian/Jamaican actress, Fortune Marshall has seen the ugly side of marriage and may never give it a shot again because the wounds inflicted on her by her first marriage are yet to heal.Continue reading How my ex battered me for years ‘ Fortune at Vanguard News Nigeria.
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Scientist claims he can clone Messi
Thu, 21 Mar 2019
A SCIENTIST has revealed it is possible to CLONE Lionel Messi using existing technology and techniques.Continue reading Scientist claims he can clone Messi at Vanguard News Nigeria.
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NNPC remits $1.4bn, N851bn to Federation Account
Thu, 21 Mar 2019
The Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation, NNPC, remitted $1.413 billion, an equivalent of N432.378 billion, to the Federation Account in 2018, an improvement by 50 per cent when compared to $942.244 million, an equivalent of N288.327 billion, remitted in 2017.Continue reading NNPC remits $1.4bn, N851bn to Federation Account at Vanguard News Nigeria.
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Universal School of Aviation gets NCAA approval to operates Abuja satellite campus
Thu, 21 Mar 2019
In a record breaking achievement, Universal School of Aviation, popularly known as USA becomes the first approved aviation school in Nigeria to have an approved satellite campus in the history of aviation training in the country.Continue reading Universal School of Aviation gets NCAA approval to operates Abuja satellite campus at Vanguard News Nigeria.
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My displeasure with Nigerian youths ‘ Omotola
Thu, 21 Mar 2019
Veteran Nollywood actress, Omotola Jalade Ekeinde, has shared her displeasure with Nigerian youths.Continue reading My displeasure with Nigerian youths ‘ Omotola at Vanguard News Nigeria.
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China’s Xizi brand of elevators boost industry users in Nigeria
Thu, 21 Mar 2019
With the population Nigeria hitting 180 million and above, the country is seen as the next global investment destination. The population no doubt attracted foreign investors and more are still showing interest.Continue reading China’s Xizi brand of elevators boost industry users in Nigeria at Vanguard News Nigeria.
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PSG to pay 68m to sign Kroos
Thu, 21 Mar 2019
Paris Saint-Germain are reportedly prepared to pay 68million to sign Toni Kroos from Real Madrid this summer.Continue reading PSG to pay 68m to sign Kroos at Vanguard News Nigeria.
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Sex without orgasm a waste of energy ‘ Actress, Uche Ogbodo
Thu, 21 Mar 2019
Most celebrities usually shy away from discussions on sex and sexuality but daring actress, Uche Ogbodo, has never been the type.Continue reading Sex without orgasm a waste of energy ‘ Actress, Uche Ogbodo at Vanguard News Nigeria.
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2019 GTBank Lagos Polo: Derby duels highlight start of final week
Thu, 21 Mar 2019
The final week of the 2019 GTBank Lagos International Polo Tournament galloped off yesterday with 10 teams in action for the day in the Low and Majekodunmi Cups.Continue reading 2019 GTBank Lagos Polo: Derby duels highlight start of final week at Vanguard News Nigeria.
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Naira weakens marginally against dollar at parallel market
Thu, 21 Mar 2019
The Naira on Wednesday lost marginally to the dollar at the parallel market in Lagos exchanging at N358.2 to the dollar, weaker than N358 traded on Tuesday.Continue reading Naira weakens marginally against dollar at parallel market at Vanguard News Nigeria.
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MO Abudu’s ‘Chief Daddy’ makes Netflix
Thu, 21 Mar 2019
Following the success of Fifty and The Wedding Party, Chief Daddy, the much anticipated EbonyLife Films production, is finally available on Netflix.Continue reading MO Abudu’s ‘Chief Daddy’ makes Netflix at Vanguard News Nigeria.
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AFCON 2019: Rohr keen to exploit Onuachu’s physique
Thu, 21 Mar 2019
Super Eagles coach, Gernot Rohr said he would love to see new comer Paul Onuachu display his physical prowess against Seychelles in Friday’s Africa Cup of Nations qualifier in Asaba.Continue reading AFCON 2019: Rohr keen to exploit Onuachu’s physique at Vanguard News Nigeria.
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Obafemi Awolowo University honours 2Baba
Thu, 21 Mar 2019
Afro-pop music legend, Innocent Idibia, a.k.a Tuface, now fondly called ‘2Baba’, was yesterday, March 20, 2019, honoured with the award of Fellow of the School of Music, by the Department of Music, Obafemi Awolowo University, Ile Ife, Osun State.Continue reading Obafemi Awolowo University honours 2Baba at Vanguard News Nigeria.
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Pogba says Real Madrid is ‘a dream club
Thu, 21 Mar 2019
Paul Pogba said on Wednesday he is “happy” at Manchester United but that Real Madrid, “is a dream club.”Continue reading Pogba says Real Madrid is a dream club at Vanguard News Nigeria.
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Sterling Bank connect PharmaAccess, others on digi-health summit
Thu, 21 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 PharmaAccess, others on digi-health summit at Vanguard News Nigeria.
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Three Lions’ squad are too united to be divided ‘ Kane
Thu, 21 Mar 2019
England captain Harry Kane insists the Three Lions’ squad are too united to be divided by the tension of club rivalries surrounding the Premier League title race and upcoming Champions League ties.Continue reading Three Lions squad are too united to be divided Kane at Vanguard News Nigeria.
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Pogba buys American-style ring for France’s World Cup winners
Thu, 21 Mar 2019
“The present has arrived,” said Paul Pogba on Wednesday, confirming he had given all his France team-mates world champion rings modelled on those in many American sports.Continue reading Pogba buys American-style ring for Frances World Cup winners at Vanguard News Nigeria.
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Osaka silent over ex-coach lawsuit as Miami Open begins
Thu, 21 Mar 2019
World number one Naomi Osaka refused on Wednesday to become embroiled in a dispute with one of her former coaches who is suing her for 20 percent of her career earnings.Continue reading Osaka silent over ex-coach lawsuit as Miami Open begins at Vanguard News Nigeria.
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Klopp urges Salah to use Liverpool teammate Mane as inspiration
Thu, 21 Mar 2019
Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp says Mohamed Salah should use Sadio Mane as inspiration as the Egypt star looks to hit peak form after an inconsistent season.Continue reading Klopp urges Salah to use Liverpool teammate Mane as inspiration at Vanguard News Nigeria.
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