NAIJA NEWSPAPERS: TODAY'S THE LEADERSHIP NEWSPAPER HEADLINES [28 SEPTEMBER, 2017].



Wed, 27 Sep 2017
The Vice President, Professor Yemi Osinbajo, has challenged African tax administrators to address issues relating to Base Erosion and Profit Shifting (BEPS) and increase transparency in resource mobilisation.Osinbanjo spoke while declaring open the 3rd International Conference of Africa Tax Administration Forum (ATAF) in Abuja, yesterday.The vice president added that the continent also needs to ensure transparency and information sharing among member states. He explained that information sharing 

Wed, 27 Sep 2017
By MARK ITSIBOR, AbujaRising from its 115th meeting yesterday, Monetary Policy Committee (MPC) of the Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) announced that it took the decision to retain the nations monetary policy rate at 14 per cent despite exit of the economy from the fifteen-month recession because of its fragile growth.It also said loosening the monetary rate at this moment could reverse the gains of the economy.The fragility of the growth makes it imperative to allow more time to make appropriate c 

Wed, 27 Sep 2017
BY MARK ITSIBOR, AbujaThe federal government said it has released a total of N336billion from the 2017 budget to federal ministries, departments and agencies (MDAs) for funding of capital projects in the first quarter of 2017.The balance of N14billion is being processed, pending resolution of some formalities within the agencies concerned, deputy director of information in the ministry of finance, Patricia Deworitshe, said in a statement yesterday.Power, works and housing received the largest al 

Wed, 27 Sep 2017
The NGO Bill before the House of Representatives has set off series of backlash from Nigerians. Kauthar Anumba-Khaleel writesDespite attempts by federal lawmakers to clear the air on the controversy that has trailed the Non-Governmental regulation Bill, the Yakubu Dogara-led House remains intensely criticized for proposing a legislation that seeks to set up a federal agency to be known as the NGO Regulatory Commission to regulate activities of NGOs and civil society organizations (CSOs) across t 

Wed, 27 Sep 2017
BY DAVID ADUGE-ANIThe Federal Capital Territory (FCT) Coalition of Indigenous Associations (CFCTIA), have described as lopsided, the recent appointments made by the FCT minister, Malam Muhammad Musa Bello into his administration. Saying only 2 out of the 16 are natives of FCT.A statement signed by the secretary general to the coalition, Barr Christopher Dada, which was made available to LEADERSHIP yesterday frowned that the minister did not find any FCT native worthy and competent enough to be a 

Wed, 27 Sep 2017
BY TARKAA DAVIDThe Association of Local Governments of Nigeria (ALGON), FCT chapter has commiserated with the chairman of Abaji area council, Abdulrahaman Ajiya over the death of his education secretary, Alhaji Akilu Mansur.The ALGON leader and chairman of Kwali area council, Joseph Shazin who led other council chairmen to Abaji yesterday said they were at the area to sympathise with their colleague over the demise of the Local Education Authority (LEA) boss. Shazi advised the chairman and membe 

Wed, 27 Sep 2017
By Henry Tyohemba, AbujaThe National Executive Council of The Nigeria Union of Teachers (NUT) has approved the appointment of Dr Mike Ike Ene as Acting Secretary General of the Union. The appointment came as a result of the retirement of Obong Ikpe Obong who attained the mandatory retirement age of 60 years.In a statement signed and made available to newsmen in Abuja, yesterday, by public relations officer of NUT, Emmanuel Hwande, it revealed that Ene until his appointment holds a Doctor of Phil 

Wed, 27 Sep 2017
BY SOLOMON AYADO and AHURAKA ISAH, AbujaThe Senate, yesterday, requested the federal government to implement the dredging of the Rivers Niger and Benue to end the reoccurrence of flood disaster in the countryThis was the resolution of the Senate on the incessant flooding that has ravaged several communities in many states of the country.It urged the federal and state governments to institute a land use and environmental planning, including codes and cadastral of all urban locations to ensure pro 

Wed, 27 Sep 2017
BY ISAIAH BENJAMIN, KadunaKaduna State government has signed into the Open Government Partnership (OGP) for transparency, accountability and citizens participation in all of its activities in the state.This is just as the state governor, Mallam Nasir el-Rufai yesterday inaugurated the OGP Steering Committee for the full implementation of the initiative in the state.el-Rufai in his speech shortly before the official inauguration explained that the state opted to be the first to key into the initi 

Wed, 27 Sep 2017
By SALIHI ABUBAKAR BELLO, KanoKano State governor, Abdullahi Umar Ganduje has on behalf of his government signed a Memorandum of Understanding, MoU with Chinese firm, Inspur Group of China for upgrade of the State tax authority processes.According to him, the state is determined to improve its revenue base in the face of dwindling allocation from the Federation Account.Inspur is one of the largest global data center and cloud computing solutions provider in the world which provides IT products a 
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