NAIJA NEWSPAPERS: TODAY'S THE LEADERSHIP NEWSPAPER HEADLINES [9 AUGUST, 2017].


Below are the headlines found on The Leadership Online Newspaper for today, Wednesday, 9 August, 2017.

Wed, 09 Aug 2017
By OLUGBENGA SOYELE, LagosThe federal government yesterday filed a notice of discontinuance of the suit it filed against seven commercial banks seeking the remittance of the sum of $793,200,000 allegedly hidden with them in contravention of the Treasury Single Account (TSA) policy.The notice of discontinuance dated the 7th of August was brought pursuant to Order 50 Rule 2 Subsection 1 of the Federal High Court Civil Procedure Rules of 2009.Counsel to the Federal Government, Prof. Yemi Akinseye-G 

Wed, 09 Aug 2017
By Patrick Ochoga, Benin CityThe governor of Edo State, Mr. Godwin Obaseki, has announced plans by his administration to set up Export Processing Zones in the state.He made the announcement yesterday when members of the Edo State Exporters Cluster, paid him a courtesy visit at the Government House in Benin City.Obaseki decried the dominance of import trade in the nations economy and said that considering the low prices of crude oil in the international market, more investments should be in the n 

Wed, 09 Aug 2017
BY ANAYO ONUKWUGHA, Port HarcourtRivers State governor, Chief Ezebunwo Nyesom Wike and the All Progressives Congress (APC) are accusing each other of destroying democracy and good governance in the country.While Wike is accusing the APC of using the police to destroy the foundation of democracy in Nigeria, the ruling party on its part accused the governor of destroying the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) and governance in Rivers State.Speaking at a state banquet for members of the African Bar Ass 

Wed, 09 Aug 2017
By Chibuzo Ukaibe, AbujaAhead of governorship election in Anambra State, the former minister of Health, Prof ABC Nwosu, has emerged the chairman of the caretaker committee of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in Anambra State.This comes as the PDP national chairman, Sen Ahmed Makarfi, who inaugurated Nwosus committee, tasked them to ensure the party reclaims the state during the governorship election.Meanwhile, the national leadership of the party has suspended a former factional state chairman 

Wed, 09 Aug 2017
By FIDELIS UGBOMEHThe Federal Government has restated its resolve to complete the Lagos to Ibadan Standard Gauge Railway Line by December next year.Minister of Transport Rt. Hon. Rotimi Amaechi who made this known in Lagos yesterday during an on the spot visit to the site of the ongoing construction by China Civil Engineering Construction Corporation in Lagos axis said that the December next year date is sacrosanct adding that trains must start running on the tracks by December next year.He note 

Wed, 09 Aug 2017
By ANTHONY AWUNOR, LagosThere was a palpable fear yesterday morning at the Murtala Muhammed International Airport (MMIA) as an unattended bag at the Hajj and Cargo Terminal of the Murtala Muhammed Airport put fears in the minds of airport workers.The bag, which was neatly tied was said to have been abandoned at the area where pilgrims process their travelling documents. It was later taken in a bus to the international airport for departure to Saudi Arabia.A source close to the scene of the incid 

Wed, 09 Aug 2017
By RICHARD NDOMA, CalabarMinister for Health, Prof. Isaac Adewole yesterday warned state governors in Nigeria not to build new health centres in their states but instead take good care of existing ones and make them functional. Adewole dropped this hint while speaking at the Cross River State Health Summit organized by government of Cross River State, yesterday, in Calabar.The Health minister who spoke on the theme; Translating Health Policies and Plans Into Action, said that there is no need bu 

Wed, 09 Aug 2017
By Tunde Oguntola, AbujaThe TY Danjuma Foundation and the Federal Ministry of Health have taken giant strides towards building partnership to provide health care services to the people of Ebonyi State in 2018.It was gathered that the surgical mission shall be in fulfillment of the vision of the foundation as well as those of the ministry while expanding the scope of its interventions across Nigeria.The chief executive officer, TY Danjuma Foundation, Dr. Sunday Udoh, in a meeting held at the Mini 

Wed, 09 Aug 2017
By Stellamaries Amuwa, AbujaThe Nigerian Tourism Development Corporation (NTDC) in collaboration with Delphino Entertainment has organised a picnic in Abuja recently with the theme Spreading Happiness. According to the Director General, NTDC, Folorunsho Coker, the objective of the event is to showcase our culture by promoting domestic tourism in Nigeria.The NTDC boss said, This is coming together, to look at different ways we can harness, and patronize our local foods, drinks and have a good tim 

Wed, 09 Aug 2017
By Bidon Mibzar, AbujaIn order to achieve a citizen-centred service delivery in the public service as well as sustain socio economic development of the nation, the Head of the Civil Service of the Federation, Mrs Winifred Ekanem Oyo-Ita has said that the youths must be engaged in the public service and in governance.The head of service in her welcome address at the public service Lecture on the occasion of the 2017 Nigeria Public Service Day Celebration, yesterday at the Rotunda Hall, Ministry o 
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