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NAIJA NEWSPAPERS: TODAY'S THE LEADERSHIP NEWSPAPER HEADLINES [22 AUGUST, 2017].


Below are the headlines found on The Leadership Online Newspaper for today, Tuesday 22 August, 2017.


Tue, 22 Aug 2017
By Tunde Oguntola, Abuja A political group, under the aegis of The National True PDP Movement has described former Vice-President Atiku Abubakar as a Nigerian that is better placed to address the daunting challenges confronting the nation.The group in a statement signed by its chairman, Abdullahi Babawo urged the former vice-president to quickly consider its appeal and return to the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP).According to him, Sir, we hope that you will quickly consider our appeal and return 

Tue, 22 Aug 2017
By Henry Tyohemba, AbujaThe executive secretary, Universal Basic Education Commission (UBEC), Dr Hamid Boboyyi has lamented that despite the poor funding of education sector, many states are unable to access the Universal Basic Education Commissions intervention fund, with South-East and South-South states most affected.Boboyyi said this during an interactive section with journalists in his office in Abuja yesterday.While saying that it is worrisome from 2013 till date, there are still outstandi 

Tue, 22 Aug 2017
bY SOLOMON AYADO, AbujaBenue State governor, Samuel Ortom has vowed that he will arrest those that assassinated his aide, describing the ugly incident as not just sad but a deliberate ploy to destabilise his administration.LEADERSHIP reports that unknown gunmen had in the early hours of Sunday, invaded the residence of the Principal Special Assistant to the governor on Knowledge Economy and Investment, Dr. Tavershima Adyorough, shot and killed him. His wife was also shot but she is receiving tre 

Tue, 22 Aug 2017
By Anayo Onukwugha, P/HarcourtRivers State will host this years edition of the All Nigeria Editors Conference (ANEC 2017) which holds in Port Harcourt from Wednesday, September 20 to Sunday, September 24.ANEC is the annual flagship conference of the Nigerian Guild of Editors (NGE). This years event themed: Nigerian Media Balancing Professionalism, Advocacy and Business will also have an extraordinary convention to adopt the reviewed NGE constitutionThe Nigeria Guild of Editors has in recent yea 

Tue, 22 Aug 2017
By Bernard Tolani Dada UyoThe authorities of the University of Uyo (UNIUYO), Akwa Ibom State have given reasons why the institution undertook the custody of over 600 reptiles including snakes, millipedes and other animals seized by the Nigerian Customs Service (NCS), in Calabar, Cross River State.The consignments of reptiles stored in three boxes were ferried from the Republic of Cameroun to the agent in Lagos, for onward transmission to Luxembourg, their final destination in Europe, it was lear 

Tue, 22 Aug 2017
BY DOYIN OJOSIPE, AbujaAbout 68 persons have been killed by lassa fever since the begining of 2017, the Federal Government has said.Speaking at the Maiden Edition of the Lassa fever outbreak in Abuja, the Minister of Health, who was represented by the Minister of State for health, Dr Ehanire Osagie expressed sadness over the increasing case of the disease disclosing that while 718 cases have been recorded so far, 227 have been confirmed.Ehanire said, the record is the worst since the outbreak of 

Tue, 22 Aug 2017
National Association of Nigerian Students (NANS) has condemned in clear terms the crisis rocking Nigeria Basketball Federation (NBBF), saying it is not in the interest of youth and detrimental to the development of youth in the country. This was contained in a statement signed by the SSA on sports to the national president of NANS, Comrade Godwin Erheriene.The statement noted that the Nigeria Students are always at the receiving end of any crisis, because they always bear the brunt of the storm 

Tue, 22 Aug 2017
African champions, Cameroon are not leaving anything to chance ahead of September 1 2018 World Cup qualifying match against the Super Eagles in Uyo, Akwa Ibom State.Towards this end, the countrys soccer governing body has set machinery in motion and has booked for a hotel in Uyo as well as securing a good training ground for the Indomitable Lions.National team co-coordinator, Luc Koa revealed to Cameroon-info.net that the Federation had sent an advance party to the Akwa Ibom State capital to pre 

Tue, 22 Aug 2017
Ahead of their fourth group match against Guinea at the ongoing 2017 FIBA Women Afrobasket tournament in Mali, DTigress top star, Evelyn Akhator is confident of another world class performance against fellow West African side.Akhator, who plays as a forward/center and currently in the books of Dallas Wings in the Women National Basketball Association (WNBA) said despite an impressive outing so far in the competition, she has not fully reached her full potential.The influential player started her 

Tue, 22 Aug 2017
By Simon Baba This is the season of the good things for Taraba State. In May this year, Governor Darius Ishaku was rated among the 10 best performing governors in the area of service delivery in the country by ThisDay newspaper. In fact, the state was number six out of that group of 10. Now, another positive rating in favour of the administration is here. Taraba State has emerged among the top 10 states in the 2017 West African School Certificate Examination ranking that has just been released. 
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