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NAIJA NEWSPAPERS: TODAY'S THE LEADERSHIP NEWSPAPER HEADLINES [17 AUGUST, 2017].


Below are the headlines found on The Leadership Online Newspaper for today, Thursday 17 August, 2017.

Thu, 17 Aug 2017
By Henry Tyohemba,The leadership of the Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU) and the Minister of Labour and Employment, Sen. Chris Ngige will meet today to deliberate on ways of ending the strike embarked upon by the university teachers.According to a statement by the deputy director of Press, Ministry of Labour, Mr Samuel Olowookere, the decision to resume the meeting was taken on Tuesday after the meeting between the Minister of Education, Malam Adamu Adamu and leadership of Labour Unio 

Thu, 17 Aug 2017
By Jonathan Nda- Isaiah,After weeks of uncertainty, Acting President Yemi Osinbajo yesterday assigned portfolios to the two new ministers sworn in several weeks ago.The new ministers are Stephen Ocheni ( Kogi) and Suleiman Hassan ( Gombe).Osinbajos spokesman, Mr Laolu Akande, announced this via his Twitter handle yesterday .Akande tweeted, Ocheni was named Minister of State , Labour and Employment; while Hassan was named Minister of State, Power, Works and Housing.There are now two ministers of 

Thu, 17 Aug 2017
by Francis OkoyeThe Borno State commissioner of Police, Mr Damian Chukwu yesterday confirmed the killing of 16 people in Konduga, while 82 others sustained various degrees of injuries at different Boko Haram attacks in Konduga local government area of Borno State.Mr Chukwu stated this during a chat with newsmen following Tuesdays incident.Residents of Konduga had earlier told journalists that, 39 people were killed while 103 others were injured and are currently receiving medical attention at th 

Thu, 17 Aug 2017
By Chibuzo Ukaibe, AbujaThe Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC), yesterday, said it is strategically ready for the 2019 general election.The Chairman of the commission, Prof. Mahmood Yakubu stated this during the swearing in of nine newly appointed Resident Electoral Commissioners (RECs) in Abuja.The nine RECs are Mrs. Asman Sani Maikudi; Sam Olugbadebo Olumekun; Prof. Riskuww A. Shehu; Kassim Gana Giedam; Jibrin Ibrahim Zerawa; Abdulganiyu Olayinka Raji; Prof. Sam Egwu; Mike A. Igi 

Thu, 17 Aug 2017
The prolonged absence of President Muhammadu Buhari following his vacation to London has engendered pro and anti-government protests. SOLOMON AYADO writes on the role of the National Assembly.Is it true that the absence of President Muhamadu Buhari is having an effect on governance' Can the National Assembly question the absence of the President on the fact that a vacuum is being created' Why is it that the lawmakers have become more defensive, seemingly not evolving serious legislativ 

Thu, 17 Aug 2017
By Jonathan Nda- Isaiah , MARK ITSIBOR, Kauthar Anumba-Khaleel, The federal government has so far consolidated over 20,000 bank accounts since the implementation of Treasury Single Account (TSA) in the country.Accountant General of the Federation, Ahmed Idris who disclosed this, said by aggressively implementing the TSA across board, the federal government has also eliminated multiple banking arrangements that were hitherto used as fraud channels.Speaking at a 2-day workshop for financial corres 

Thu, 17 Aug 2017
The National Hajj Commission of Nigeria, (NAHCON) said 37,388 out of the 65,271 intending Nigerian pilgrims for the 2017 hajj had been transported to Saudi Arabia as at Aug. 16.NAHCONs Head Operations, Alhaji Abudullahi Modibo, disclosed this at a news conference in Abuja, yesterday.Modibo, who presented the statistics of carrier flight performance for this year exercise, said the 37,388 represents 58 per cent of the intending pilgrims.He said that the remaining 27,883 (42 per cent) would be tra 

Thu, 17 Aug 2017
By MBACHU GODWIN NNANNA, Few weeks after an investigator with the Economic Financial and Crime Commission (EFCC), Mr Austine Okwor, was shot by unknown assailants in Port Harcourt, the Rivers State capital, the commission yesterday suffered a major security breach when unknown gunmen attacked its headquarters located at Wuse Zone 7, Abuja.In a statement by its head of media, Mr. Wilson Uwajuren, the commission said a group of heavily armed bandits invaded the office at about 5:00am and began sho 

Thu, 17 Aug 2017
By FESTUS OKOROMADU, The Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC) said yesterday that the country has saved a minimum of $3billion per annum by cutting the cost of crude oil production from $78 dollars per barrel to $23 per barrel as at August 2015, representing 70.5 per cent reduction.The Group General Manager of National Petroleum Investment Management Services (NAPIMS), a unit of NNPC, Engr. Dafe Sejebor, disclosed this during the inauguration of the anti-corruption committee of the uni 

Thu, 17 Aug 2017
By Salifu Usman, Super Eagles poor rating by the world football governing body, FIFA has dealt a terrible blow to Ogenyi Onazis ambition of play for English Championship side, Birmingham City as he could not secure a work permit to play in England.The latest FIFA rating have the Super Eagles at 38 in the world and with Nigerias failure to qualify for the past two editions of the Africa Cup of Nations (AFCON) has affected his chances of securing a work permit to play in the English Championship a 
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