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


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

Fri, 18 Aug 2017
Nigerian singer, Dammy Krane, has been cleared of the charges of felony and fraud rising from his June 2017 arrest in Miami, Florida. His case was heard in court today but dropped and the 23-year [...]The post Fraud charge: Dammy Krane freed in US appeared first on Tribune. 

Fri, 18 Aug 2017
President Muhammadu Buhari on Thursday granted audience to Senate President Bukola Saraki and Speaker Yakubu Dogara who visited him at the Abuja House in London. Bashar Ahmed, the president's Personal Assistant on Social Media, confirmed [...]The post Buhari receives Saraki, Dogara in London appeared first on Tribune. 

Fri, 18 Aug 2017
Lagos and Ogun state chapters of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) have called for the expulsion of Senator Buruji Kashamu from the party, accusing him of anti-party activities and antics meant to destroy the party. [...]The post Lagos, Ogun PDP call for Burujis expulsion appeared first on Tribune. 

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 post ASUU may end strike within one week 'Minister appeared first on Tribune. 

Fri, 18 Aug 2017
Former President Olusegun Obasanjo on Thursday urged the Federal Government and the National Assembly to reduce the cost expended on payment of overheads and salaries. Obasanjo made the call in Ibadan at the public presentation [...]The post Reduce cost, Obasanjo urges FG, National Assembly appeared first on Tribune. 

Fri, 18 Aug 2017
The Speaker of the House of Representatives, Mr Yakubu Dogara, has felicitated with former military President, Ibrahim Badamasi Babangida on his 76th birthday. In a statement issued by Turaki Hassan, his Special Adviser on Media [...]The post Dogara congratulates IBB at 76 appeared first on Tribune. 

Fri, 18 Aug 2017
Reno Omokri, spokesperson of former President Goodluck Jonathan, has chided the All Progressive Congress (APC), saying it has only done enough to oust itself come 2019 general election. Omokri, defending the role the Peoples Democratic [...]The post APC has done enough to oust itself in 2019 'Reno Omokri appeared first on Tribune. 

Fri, 18 Aug 2017
The need for the media to be extra sensitive at this period in order not to push people to violence or any acts that can jeopardize the peace and stability of the nation was the [...]The post Oyo info summit: Charting new course for information management, dissemination appeared first on Tribune. 

Fri, 18 Aug 2017
Four years after 85 hopeless medical students of the University of Osun in Osogbo were given a lifeline to study in Ukraine by Mr Rauf Aregbesola, the state governor, following the inability of the institution [...]The post 35 Osun medical students receive hero's welcome after study appeared first on Tribune. 

Fri, 18 Aug 2017
In commemoration of the International Youth Day last weekend, youths from various organizations converged in Lagos to debate on ways of reducing violence and ways of changing the narrative of so many youths becoming victims [...]The post As youths converge to decry rising rate of violence appeared first on Tribune. 

Fri, 18 Aug 2017
THERE are two to wash, two to dry; there are two who argue, two who cry; there are two to kiss, two to hug; and best of all, there's two to love,' popular American and [...]The post Baby Elisha Ajiboye needs N4m for heart surgery appeared first on Tribune. 

Fri, 18 Aug 2017
The Senate Committee on Customs, Excise and Tariff recently raised the alarm over 282 vessels missing from the nation's seaports including losses of about seven trillion naira in revenue. In this report, TOLA ADENUBI examines [...]The post Rats of Nigerian ports: How serving, retired customs officers fleece the nation of trillions of naira appeared first on Tribune. 

Fri, 18 Aug 2017
Twenty-three years after his demise, friends and admirers of the late educationist and critic, Dr Tai Solarin, still speak about him glowingly. One of his staunch apostles and former student, Dr Wale Omole, tells part [...]The post How Solarin picked Igbo kids from warfront and trained them 'Omole appeared first on Tribune. 

Fri, 18 Aug 2017
Adenrele Lekan-Salami is the founder of Adenrele Lekan Salami Foundation and the last son of the late Football icon and IICC financier, Chief Lekan Salami. He spoke with REMI ANIFOWOSE on his growing up, vision [...]The post My aim is to become the Olubadan of Ibadan 'Lekan-Salami appeared first on Tribune. 

Fri, 18 Aug 2017
The call for development journalism is to advocate that journalists report and analyse issues affecting the ordinary people or those at the periphery like poverty, illnesses and their needs. In apparent recognition of the need [...]The post Calls for development journalism heighten appeared first on Tribune. 

Fri, 18 Aug 2017
JOHNSON BABAJIDE reports on the controversial snake farm purportedly owned by Benue State governor, Samuel Ortom, who has denied the allegation, stating, that he had spent lots of money treating more than one million snake-bite [...]The post Dangerous business: How snake farm controversy is rocking Benue State appeared first on Tribune. 

Fri, 18 Aug 2017
The Nigeria-Biafra Civil War has become an indelible mark on the history of the nation. JUDE OSSAI was in Oji River resettlement camp of veterans of the war on the Biafra side and reports that [...]The post We ate grasshoppers, lizards to survive the war appeared first on Tribune. 

Fri, 18 Aug 2017
Last Thursday, the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC) National Working Committee, (NWC) inaugurated a committee led by theKaduna State governor, Mallam Nasir el-Rufai, with the objective of explaining to Nigerians the party's position on the [...]The post APC and the politics of restructuring' appeared first on Tribune. 

Fri, 18 Aug 2017
The Odua Progressive Union Europe has called for the immediate restructuring of Nigeria along regional line to enhance the development of the country and rescue her from imminent crash, just as Otunba Gani Adams suggested [...]The post Why Yoruba in diaspora wants restructuring 'Gani Adams appeared first on Tribune. 

Fri, 18 Aug 2017
Following the non-elective convention organised by the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), on Saturday and the plan by the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC) to organise same, though without a fixed date yet, Senior Deputy Editor, [...]The post Two parties, same problem: Issues as PDP, APC labour under burden of internal democracy appeared first on Tribune. 

Fri, 18 Aug 2017
The governorship candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in Ogun State in the 2015 general election, Mr Gboyega Nasir Isiaka (GNI), during a visit to the Tribune House, spoke on his ambition ahead of [...]The post Why I'll still run for governorship 'Isiaka appeared first on Tribune. 

Fri, 18 Aug 2017
Maverick musician, Charles Oputa, professionally known as Charly Boy, during the week, led a protest against the long absence of President Muhammadu Buhari, during which he was assaulted by policemen. He spoke to newsmen afterwards. [...]The post Anywhere you see injustice, fight it or it will come back to destroy you 'Charly Boy appeared first on Tribune. 

Fri, 18 Aug 2017
Chief Okoi Obono-Obla is the Senior Special Assistant to the President on Prosecution. He is also the Acting Secretary, Administration of Criminal Justice Monitoring Committee and member, National Prosecution Coordinating Committee. Recently, the Acting President, [...]The post Corruption: We're moving against powerful forces soon 'Presidential aide, Obono-Obla appeared first on Tribune. 

Fri, 18 Aug 2017
Chairman of the National Caretaker Committee of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) Senator Ahmed Mohammed Makarfi, recently appeared on the Platform, a current affairs programme of the Nigerian Television Authority (NTA), where he fielded a [...]The post Deficiencies of APC govt more evident than ever 'Ahmed Makarfi, Chairman, National Caretaker Committee appeared first on Tribune. 

Fri, 18 Aug 2017
Despite the Supreme Court's verdict which finally put to rest the leadership crisis rocking the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), the Lagos State chapter of the party is yet to get out of the mess, writes [...]The post The unending crisis in Lagos PDP appeared first on Tribune. 

Fri, 18 Aug 2017
HAJJ literally means 'to continuously strive to reach one's goal.' The Hajj (pilgrimage to Makkah) is the fifth of the five pillars of Islam. It is essentially a re-enactment of the rituals of the great [...]The post How Hajj offers solution to global problems appeared first on Tribune. 

Fri, 18 Aug 2017
BAIQ Mariah, a 104-year-old woman from Indonesia, has arrived in Jeddah on the first leg of her Hajj pilgrimage. She is the oldest among some 221,000 pilgrims from Indonesia this year. Consul General of the [...]The post Oldest Hajj pilgrim, 104, arrives from Indonesia appeared first on Tribune. 

Fri, 18 Aug 2017
AVIATION expert and Managing Director of Med-View Airline, Alhaji Muneer Bankole, has urged the Federal Government to ensure that Nigerians who are participating in this year's Hajj in Saudi Arabia are not abandoned as the [...]The post Med-View boss makes case for Hajj pilgrims appeared first on Tribune. 

Fri, 18 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 of Wednesday, August 16. NAHCON's Head Operations, Abudullahi [...]The post 58% Nigerian pilgrims now in Saudi Arabia 'NAHCON appeared first on Tribune. 

Fri, 18 Aug 2017
In the aftermath of the legal tussle over the governorship election in the state, Edo State governor, Godwin Obaseki offered an olive branch to the opposition, the Peoples Democratic party (PDP), prompting a wave of [...]The post EDO: APC, PDP and Obaseki's olive branch appeared first on Tribune. 

Fri, 18 Aug 2017
THE Ansar-ud-Deen Youth Association of Nigeria (ADYAN) has described non-payment of zakat by a vast majority of eligible Muslims as impeding the chances of individuals and the society at large becoming free from poverty. ADYAN [...]The post 'Non-payment of zakat perpetuating poverty, insecurity' appeared first on Tribune. 

Fri, 18 Aug 2017
Mr Nasir Adewale Bolaji is the chairman, Lagos State chapter of Action Democratic Party (ADP), he speaks on a number of issues, in this interview with BOLA BADMUS. Excerpts: The ADP is new in [...]The post Nigerian elite responsible for electing wrong leaders into offices 'ADP chieftain appeared first on Tribune. 

Fri, 18 Aug 2017
Album A Slice Of Heaven Artist Lara George Record Label Soforte Music (2017) Duration: 73 minutes Lara George's 'A Slice of Heaven' fourth studio album is a beautiful collection of heart [...]The post As Lara George serves us a 'Slice of Heaven' appeared first on Tribune. 

Fri, 18 Aug 2017
Last Sunday was full of excitement, entertainment and tears on The Voice Nigeria. The excitement had viewers on the edge of their seats itching to know who will make it to the next stage of [...]The post More battle, steal on The Voice Nigeria this week appeared first on Tribune. 

Fri, 18 Aug 2017
The growth and successes of the Nigerian movie industry, popularly referred to as Nollywood, has been widely documented. It is now generally accepted that this sub-sector within the entertainment industry is the driving force behind [...]The post Film financing in Nigeria: Syndicated financing and completed bonds appeared first on Tribune. 

Fri, 18 Aug 2017
At least 13 people have died and 50 have been injured after a white van ploughed into a crowd of people in Las Ramblas area of Barcelona, in what Catalan police say is a potentially [...]The post Terror attack in Barcelona, 13 dead, 50 injured appeared first on Tribune. 

Fri, 18 Aug 2017
President Muhammadu Buhari has condoled with President Ernest Bai Koroma and the people of Sierra Leone over the loss of lives and devastation caused by mudslide in the West African country. Mr Femi Adesina, Presidential [...]The post Buhari condoles with Sierra Leoneans over tragic mudslide appeared first on Tribune. 

Fri, 18 Aug 2017
Forty people have been killed in a landslide in eastern Democratic Republic of Congo, Pacifique Keta, the vice governor of Ituri province, said on Thursday. Reuters said seismic and volcanic activity have been responsible for [...]The post 40 killed in landslide in eastern Congo, vice governor says appeared first on Tribune. 

Fri, 18 Aug 2017
AN Australian senator known for her strong stance against Muslim immigration has been widely condemned for wearing a burqa to Parliament House. In video of the parliamentary session, One Nation leader Pauline Hanson can be [...]The post Far-right Australian senator slammed for burqa stunt appeared first on Tribune. 

Fri, 18 Aug 2017
DONALD Trump on Thursday fired back at a growing number of fellow Republicans who denounced his response to the Charlottesville, Virginia violence, further fueling the latest controversy to engulf his seven-month-old presidency. In a series [...]The post Trump blasts Republican senators over Charlottesville criticism appeared first on Tribune. 

Fri, 18 Aug 2017
Nigerian born international CEO, Adebayo Ogunlesi has now ceased to be an adviser to embattled US President Donald Trump. Trump sacked him today along with other distinguished CEOs counselling him via two councils on how [...]The post US President Trump sacks Nigerias Adebayo Ogunlesi as adviser appeared first on Tribune. 

Fri, 18 Aug 2017
Zambias opposition leader Hakainde Hichilema, who has been held in prison since April on treason charges, has been released. Mr Hichilema was due to stand trial, but instead walked free from Lusaskas high court after [...]The post Zambia opposition leader Hakainde Hichilema released appeared first on Tribune. 

Fri, 18 Aug 2017
Zimbabwean First Lady Grace Mugabe has returned home from South Africa after failing to turn herself in to police in Johannesburg to face accusations of assault, officials say. Police in South Africa had said they [...]The post Grace Mugabe back in Zimbabwe despite assault charge in South Africa appeared first on Tribune. 

Fri, 18 Aug 2017
President Donald Trump no doubt pleased part of his political base on Tuesday by passionately arguing that both right- and left-wing extremists were responsible for violence at a white supremacist rally in Virginia on Saturday. [...]The post White House braces for fallout from Trump remarks on Virginia violence appeared first on Tribune. 

Fri, 18 Aug 2017
Former United States President has made another history, scoring first now as someone whose tweet is most liked ever on Twitter. Obama had responded in his tweet to the Virginia killingsfollowing a white supremacist rally [...]The post Obamas Charlottesville tweet makes history as the most liked ever on Twitter appeared first on Tribune. 

Fri, 18 Aug 2017
The naira on Thursday continued to fall against the dollar at the parallel market, the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports. The Nigerian currency lost one point to exchange at N368, weaker than N367 posted [...]The post Forex: Naira loses against dollar appeared first on Tribune. 

Fri, 18 Aug 2017
A Lagos-based fitness expert, Sir Goodluck Etom Obi, has urged the federal government to reduce import duties on fitness equipment to make them accessible to the average Nigerian whose health is endangered due to lack [...]The post Expert decries high import duties on fitness equipment appeared first on Tribune. 

Fri, 18 Aug 2017
NATNUPRENEUR, the foremost broiler out-grower scheme in Nigeria, run by NatnudO Foods Limited said it has the potential to employ one million people in addition to an existing 5,000 people working in various capacities. This [...]The post Natnudo Foods targets 1m jobs through broiler outgrower scheme appeared first on Tribune. 

Fri, 18 Aug 2017
OGUN State Auditor-General, Mr Sunday Odunbanjo, has said that audited account of ministries, department and agencies (MDAs) for 2015 is ready for consideration by the State House of Assembly. Odunbajo disclosed this shortly after members [...]The post 2015 Ogun audited account ready 'Auditor-General appeared first on Tribune. 
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