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NAIJA NEWSPAPERS: TODAY'S THE LEADERSHIP NEWSPAPER HEADLINES [18 AUGUST, 2017].


Below are the headlines found on The Leadership Online Newspaper for today, Friday, 18 August, 2017.

Fri, 18 Aug 2017
Ustaz Abubakr Siddeeq MuhammadWhoever performs Hajj after a break between umrah is called Mutamatti, therefore he has to make an offering as part of his pilgrimage rites. This is the type of Hajj that most pilgrims perform today, because of its ease and convenience. You start by performing Umrah in the days of Hajj, after which you resume your normal activities like any other person, enjoying everything, without observing the restrictions on a muhrim, one who is in a state of ihraam.Then on the 

Fri, 18 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 

Fri, 18 Aug 2017
It was a war of attrition during the week as former President Goodluck Jonathan and the presidency engaged in heated verbal exchange over who did what in forging the piteous fate of the countrys ailing economy. In this report, JONATHAN NDA- ISAIAH examines the issues raised.Former President Goodluck Jonathan retreated into his shell after making history as the first incumbent to lose the presidential election in Nigeria. His party, the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), was almost confined in polit 

Fri, 18 Aug 2017
By YUSUF BABALOLA, The federal government tends to lose more revenue and investment over the recent slash of charges on transit vehicles following the decision of the government of Benin Republic last month to approve the reduction by 27 per cent.While the development has already set in tension in the nations automobile industry, it is also expected that, if the trend continues unabated, automobile investment in the country may suffer as Return On Investment (RoI) may be low and unjustifiable.Fo 

Fri, 18 Aug 2017
BY AHURAKA ISAH, SOLOMON AYADO and ADEBIYI ADEDAPO, There are indications that most of the Senators serving for the first time in the 8th Senate are grappling to settle very high loan repayment figures posted to their salary accounts by banks.In the House of Representatives where more than 70 per cent of the 360 members are first time lawmakers, it is the same predicament as a reasonable number of them also took loans.LEADERSHIP Friday gathered that the lawmakers had approached commercial banks 

Fri, 18 Aug 2017
By Jonathan Nda-Isaiah,Acting President Yemi Osinbajo yesterday laid down the marker for proponents of hate speeches in the country when he declared categorically that henceforth, those found culpable by their utterances will be treated as terrorists.Osinbajo spoke in Abuja during the National Economic Council (NEC) Retreat on National Security, which had in attendance state governors, ministers and other stakeholders at the Banquet Hall of the presidential villa.According to him, such hate spee 

Fri, 18 Aug 2017
By NANA strange disease, whose symptoms include diarrhea, bloodstained vomiting and high fever has killed 50 people at Okunran, Okoloke and Isanlu-Esa villages in Yagba West Local Government of Kogi.Initial reports had suspected Lassa fever, but medics told Dr. Saka Audu, Commissioner for Health, who visited the affected areas on Thursday, that it was a strange diseases that was unknown.We initially suspected Lassa Fever after getting some misleading reports about people bleeding around, so we m 

Fri, 18 Aug 2017
By Michael Oche,The Industrial action embarked upon by the Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU) will still continue as government awaits the striking lecturers to meet with its National Executive Council (NEC) and decide when they will call off the strike.The federal government had in the last two days pressured the union to call off its strike which started last Monday.Addressing journalists at the end of a meeting held yesterday at the Ministry of Labour and Employment, ASUU president, 

Fri, 18 Aug 2017
By CHIMA AKWAJA,VoguePay Nigeria, a leading online payment gateway has declared it willingness to help Nigerian undergraduates in Nigerian universities develop local content applications that would support the $12 billion Nigeria software market currently dominated by foreign software vendors.Michael Simeon, VoguePays chief executive officer, who disclosed at the just concluded national conference of the Nigerian Association of Computer Science Students (NACOSS), an umbrella body for all student 

Fri, 18 Aug 2017
The Minister of Education, Malam Adamu Adamu, on Thursday said ongoing strike by the Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU) may be called off within one week.The minister stated this at a meeting with the Senate Committee on Tertiary Institutions and TETFund in Abuja.He said that the ministry and other major stakeholders were already holding meetings with the union to resolve some of the issues that led to the strike.He assured that with the level of progress made in the negotiation, there 
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