NAIJA NEWSPAPERS: TODAY'S THE LEADERSHIP NEWSPAPER HEADLINES [8 AUGUST, 2017].


Below are the headlines found on The Leadership Online Newspaper for today, Tuesday, 8 August, 2017.

Tue, 08 Aug 2017
BY DOYIN OJOSIPE, AbujaNursing mothers in Nigeria have been urged to exclusively breastfeed their infants to keep them from being infected with diseases such as Pneumonia and Diarrhea which are the two leading causes of deaths of children under five.Experts have also noted that delaying breastfeeding by 2-23 hours after birth increases the risk of dying in the first 28 days of a babys life by 40 per cent.Presenting a fact sheet during the just concluded 2017 World Breastfeeding Week in Abuja, th 

Tue, 08 Aug 2017
By Ejike Ejike, AbujaThe Public Complaint Rapid Response Unit (PCRRU) of the Nigeria Police Force said six police officers were sacked and a total sum of N265,000 extortion money recovered from dismissed officers and handed over to the rightful owners in second quarter (Q2) of 2017.It has also resolved a total of 589 complaints which represents 90 per cent of 657 complaints made against the police from across the country in the same period.This is contained in the 2017 Second Quarter (Q2) Report 

Tue, 08 Aug 2017
By Kunle Olasanmi, AbujaJustice Nnamdi Dimgba of a Federal High Court sitting in Abuja, has consolidated two different suits seeking to stop the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) from initiating the process of recalling the senator representing Kogi West, in the National Assembly, Dino Melaye.Yesterday, before hearing the application brought by Olatunji Atoyebi, seeking to consolidate a suit filed by the All Progressives Congress, Kogi chapter against INEC, Justice Dimgba had join 

Tue, 08 Aug 2017
By Kunle Olasanmi, AbujaThe Attorney General of the Federation (AGF) and Minister of Justice, Abubakar Malami, SAN, has directed the Comptroller General (CG) of the Nigeria Customs Service, Hamid Ali, to comply with the judgment of the Supreme Court that ordered tAli to re-instate Comptroller Abdullahi Bello Gusau in the NCS.The Chief Justice of Nigeria (CJN ), Justice Walter Nkanu Onnoghen had in April 2017 ordered the Customs to re-instate Gusau, who was wroungfully sacked after the court judg 

Tue, 08 Aug 2017
By SALIHI ABUBAKAR BELLO, KanoKano State government has concluded the July round of poliomyelitis vaccination of over three million children below five years.In a chat with LEADERSHIP , the executive Secretary, Kano State Primary Health Care Management Board, Dr. Nasir Mahmoud stated that the July exercise was hitch-free, declaring that the exercise covered the entire 44 local government areas of the state.According to him ,the state government is on the verge of total eradication of the polio d 

Tue, 08 Aug 2017
If I had a chance in my youthful days, I would have enlisted into one arm of the Nigerian Armed Forces. But I was frustrated, as several attempts I made for admission into the Nigerian Defence Academy (NDA) Kaduna were met with a brick wall. After the third failed attempt, I resigned to fate and gave up pursuing a career in the military.But to say, I have a passion for the military is grossly understating my feelings. I am very emotional about soldiering because its nature does not only blend wi 

Tue, 08 Aug 2017
BY ANKELI EMMANUEL, SokotoSenator Aliyu Magatakarda Wamakko eight-days free eye treatment programme have restored sight to 1, 097 people in Sokoto, a statement by his spokesperson, Bashir Rabe Mani confirmed.The beneficiaries, who were from his Senatorial District of Sokoto North were treated for various eye ailments.Sokoto North local government consist of Gudu, Tangaza, Binji, Wamakko, Silame, Kware as well as Sokoto North and Sokoto South respectively.The free eye treatment which started on 1 

Tue, 08 Aug 2017
By Adebayo Waheed, IbadanThe Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), South West zone, yesterday, said it has set-up a disciplinary committee to sanction Senator Buruji Kashamu representing Ogun East, Senator over alleged anti-party activities.The party in the communiqu issued at the end of its meeting held in Ibadan and read by the zonal chairman of the party, Dr. Eddy Olafeso said the anti-party activities of some of the PDP members led to loss of elections in Ondo, Ogun and Edo states.He urged the Ogu 

Tue, 08 Aug 2017
By Kauthar Anumba-Khaleel, AbujaThe House of Representatives yesterday issued the Inspector General of Police, Mr Ibrahim Idris, a seven day ultimatum to provide evidence of missing ammunition since 2010 or face the full wrath of the law.The ultimatum was handed out yesterday by the chairman, Public Account committee, Hon. Kingsley Chinda at an investigative hearing based on the report of the Auditor General of the Federation from 2010 to 2013.In the report, the auditor-general who raised 55 que 

Tue, 08 Aug 2017
By Jonathan Nda- Isaiah, AbujaThe Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU) says Kogi State Government violated the International Labour Organisation (ILO) Convention by proscribing ASUU in Kogi State University (KSU), Ayingba.The Zonal Coordinator, ASUU Abuja Zone, Dr Theophilus Lagi, who made this known while briefing newsmen yesterday in Abuja said the state government also violated the 1999 Nigerian Constitution.The Abuja zone comprises University of Abuja, Federal University of Technology 
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