NAIJA NEWSPAPERS: TODAY'S THE TRIBUNE NEWSPAPER HEADLINES [31 AUGUST, 2017].




Below are the headlines found on The Tribune Online Newspaper for today, Thursday, 31 August, 2017.

Thu, 31 Aug 2017
Minister of Sports, Solomon Dalung, is confident that the Super Eagles will qualify for the 2018 World Cup taking place in Russia next year. He stated this while fielding questions from State House correspondents after [...]The post Super Eagles will qualify for Russia 2018 'Dalung appeared first on Tribune. 


Thu, 31 Aug 2017
Muslim pilgrims from different parts of the world who came to Saudi Arabia for this year's Hajj have been converging on Muna since the early hours of Wednesday in preparation for Arafat day. The pilgrims [...]The post 2017 Hajj: Pilgrims converge on Muna ahead of Arafat appeared first on Tribune. 

Thu, 31 Aug 2017
The Pentecostal Fellowship of Nigeria (PFN) on Wednesday said it had concluded plans to compile a comprehensive database of all its pastors and ministers from across the nation to enhance credibility. The PFN National President, [...]The post PFN to compile pastors' database for credibility appeared first on Tribune. 

Thu, 31 Aug 2017
The National Emergency Management Agency (NEMA) said another batch of 139 deportees arrived the country from Libya on Tuesday. Mr Ibrahim Farinloye, the South-West Spokesman, NEMA, confirmed the deportation to the News Agency of Nigeria [...]The post Libya deports 139 Nigerian says NEMA appeared first on Tribune. 


Thu, 31 Aug 2017
Thousands of people thronged the Daura airstrip in Katsina State to welcome President Muhammadu Buhari, who has arrived his hometown for Eid-el-Kabir. A correspondent of the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports that the Airforce [...]The post Eid-el-Kabir: President Buhari arrives Daura amid cheers + PHOTOS appeared first on Tribune. 

Thu, 31 Aug 2017
The Federal Executive Council (FEC) has assigned Vice-President Yemi Osinbajo to henceforth chair the concluding part of the ongoing negotiation between the Federal Government and the Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU). ASUU, an umbrella [...]The post Strike: Osinbajo to lead FG negotiation team with ASUU appeared first on Tribune. 

Thu, 31 Aug 2017
Ekiti State Governor, Mr Ayodele Fayose has described President Muhammadu Buhari's latest comment that he was pleased with Nigeria's economic situation as another pointer to the fact that the President has lost touch with the [...]The post Buhari has lost touch with Nigeria's economic realities, there's hunger in the land 'Fayose appeared first on Tribune. 

Thu, 31 Aug 2017
THE Federal Executive Council (FEC) on Wednesday approved an engineering contract worth $5.792 billion for the Mambilla Hydro Electric Power Project. The council, which was presided over by President Muhammadu Buhari, awarded the contract to [...]The post FEC okays $5.8b contract for Mambilla power project appeared first on Tribune. 



Thu, 31 Aug 2017
OLUKOYA Ogungbeje, Counsel to kidnap kingpin, Chukwudumeme Onwuamadike, popularly called Evans, has claimed that the Police threatened to kill his client if he did not plead guilty. It would be recalled that Evans on Wednesday [...]The post Evans pleaded guilty to kidnapping under duress, lawyer claims appeared first on Tribune. 

Thu, 31 Aug 2017
Sequel to varied comments that have greeted the recent coronation of 21 kings of Ibadan, the Oyo State government has said that the Osi Olubadan, Senator Rashidi Ladoja has not officially rejected his crown. Commissioner [...]The post Obaship: Ladoja hasnt officially rejected his crown 'Oyo govt appeared first on Tribune. 

Thu, 31 Aug 2017
Fulani herdsmen, again,on Mondaynight, invaded the farm of the former Secretary to the Federal Government, Chief Olu Falae, with their cows, destroying the farm. The herdsmen and the cows arrived at the farm located at [...]The post Again,Fulani herdsmen invade Falaes farm appeared first on Tribune. 

Thu, 31 Aug 2017
President Muhammadu Buharion Monday, received the victorious Nigerias senior female Basketball team, DTigress, announcing N1million cash reward for each of the players. Speaking shortly after the players and officials presented the Afro Basketball trophy they [...]The post Buhari splashes cash on DTigress appeared first on Tribune. 

Thu, 31 Aug 2017
Igbos in the United States have concluded arrangements to hold a cultural festival aimed at promoting their language and culture. Professor Okechukwu Oranika, the Chairman of the Planning Committee, told the News Agency of Nigeria [...]The post Igbos US-based conclude arrangements for cultural festival appeared first on Tribune. 



Thu, 31 Aug 2017
THE Chairman of Southeast Governors' Forum, David Umahi of Ebonyi State, has debunked the rumour milling round that there is plan to Islamise Igbo land. Governor Umahi, who debunked the rumour that plan was underway [...]The post No plan to Islamise South-East zone 'Governor Umahi appeared first on Tribune. 

Thu, 31 Aug 2017
AS part of its contribution towards job creation in Igbo land, the Enugu Electricity Distribution Company (EEDC) has employed 35 graduates into the second phase of its Graduate Trainee Programme. Nigerian Tribune learnt that successful [...]The post Eedc moves to fight graduate unemployment in Igboland appeared first on Tribune. 

Thu, 31 Aug 2017
OGUN State has always been alive to the need for an enabling and investor-friendly environment that is able to attract capital and foster economic growth. It has recorded many achievements over the past six years [...]The post Ogun State and lopsided revenue sharing formula appeared first on Tribune. 



Thu, 31 Aug 2017
PRISON congestion is a social phenomenon that occurs when the demand for space in prisons in a jurisdiction exceeds the capacity for prisoners in that society or country. It arises where the number of inmates [...]The post Prison congestion: Community servicing as an alternative appeared first on Tribune. 

Thu, 31 Aug 2017
STAKEHOLDERS in the Nigerian maritime sector have faulted the recent scrapping of zonal ports administrations by the Nigerian Ports Authority (NPA). The NPA, last week, restructured its administrative system, thereby doing away with the Eastern [...]The post Stakeholders fault NPA over zonal port administration dissolution appeared first on Tribune. 

Thu, 31 Aug 2017
UNIVERSITY of Lagos, Obafemi Awolowo University (OAU), Ile Ife and University of Nigeria, Nsukka (UNN) have emerged winners of the Maritime Blueprint Competition in which law students from eight universities participated. The competition, sponsored by [...]The post UNILAG, OAU, UNN emerge winners of Maritime Blueprint competition appeared first on Tribune. 

Thu, 31 Aug 2017
THE Director-General of the Nigerian Maritime Administration and Safety Agency (NIMASA), Dr Dakuku Peterside has disclosed that the Cabotage Vessels Finance Fund (CVFF) is held at the Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) under the Treasury [...]The post $100m CVFF trapped in CBN 'NIMASA appeared first on Tribune. 

Thu, 31 Aug 2017
THE Nigerian Importers Integrity Association (NIIA) has kicked against calls in some quarters for the conversion of Lilypond Container Terminal, Ijora, Lagos to a truck park. President of the group, Godwin Onyekazi, said Lilypond does [...]The post Converting Lilypond to truck park will compound gridlock in Apapa 'NIIA appeared first on Tribune. 

Thu, 31 Aug 2017
THE Joint Admissions and Matriculation Board's (JAMB) recent announcement of the cut-off points of 120 marks for admission into universities and 100 marks for polytechnics and related institutions of higher learning is ridiculous and incredible. [...]The post On JAMB's new cut-off marks appeared first on Tribune. 

Thu, 31 Aug 2017
WHILE countless Houstonians are still waiting for rescue, Tropical Storm Harvey has now swallowed another Texas city. Our whole city is underwater right now but we are coming! Port Arthur Mayor Derrick Freeman posted Wednesday [...]The post Whole city now underwater as Harvey makes another landfall in US appeared first on Tribune. 

Thu, 31 Aug 2017
Cameroon has banned people from watching a popular television station that says it represents the interests of the English-speaking population. Cable TV providers have been told they will be sanctioned if they do not stop [...]The post Cameroon bans opposition English language TV channel appeared first on Tribune. 

Thu, 31 Aug 2017
THE city of Houston will finally get some relief from historic rain Wednesday as Tropical Storm Harvey pulls away from east Texas and makes another landfall in neighboring Louisiana. Forecasters expected the Houston area to [...]The post Harvey slowly leaving Texas, but flood challenges remain appeared first on Tribune. 

Thu, 31 Aug 2017
Handlers of the Petroleum Industry Governance Bill (PIGB) currently before the lower arm of the National Assembly will have a thing or two to learn from the recommendations made at the Special Seminar Series organised [...]The post PIGB: At CPEEL seminar, expert proposes how national oil company can be properly managed appeared first on Tribune. 

Thu, 31 Aug 2017
After 13 years of unpalatable treatment from the Federal Government, the former Nigeria Airways workers may heave a sigh of relief as the government is almost set to pay them their outstanding N78 billion severance [...]The post N78bn final benefits: Former NAL workers to smile soon appeared first on Tribune. 

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