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NAIJA NEWSPAPERS: TODAY'S THE GUARDIAN NEWSPAPER HEADLINES [19 OCTOBER, 2017].


Below are the headlines found on The Guardian Online Newspaper for today, Thursday 19 October, 2017.

Wed, 18 Oct 2017
The House of Representatives yesterday ordered an immediate reversal of the termination of the contract between Integrated Logistics Services (INTELS) Nigeria Limited and the Nigerian Ports Authority (NPA).

Adopting a motion sponsored by Diri Duoye under matters of public importance during the plenary session presided over by Speaker Yakubu Dogara, the House resolved to raise an ad-hoc committee to ascertain if due process was followed before the termination of the contract.

The House thereby directed the authorities to maintain the status quo ante pending when the committee would turn in its report in two weeks. While leading the debate on the issue, Douye (PDP: Yenagoa: Bayelsa), remarked that there was the need to ascertain whether the termination of the contract was not in breach of the law.

Wed, 18 Oct 2017
The Senate yesterday said that through its probe of revenue leakages, the collection banks had remitted N140 billion to the Federal Government through the Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN)

This disclosure was sequel to the consideration of the interim report of its Joint Committee on Customs, Excise and Tariff and Marine Transport on investigation of the activities of the Nigerian Customs Service (NCS).

Chairman of the committee, Hope Uzodinma, who presented the report, said the committee identified that there was undervaluation due to low ex-factory price, reduction in quantity or false description.

Wed, 18 Oct 2017
Praise be to the music gods, the Wande Coal renaissance seems to still be right on track. Since his monster hit, "Iskaba" jolted the obscenely talented singer back onto our collective radars, he just hasn't stopped delivering. While he has dropped a few singles and featured on a number of tracks since then, his newest [] 


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Wed, 18 Oct 2017
US President Donald Trump was snarled in fresh controversy Wednesday after he was accused of being disrespectful to a US soldier slain in an ambush in Niger, as well as showing insensitivity to the grieving family.

Trump moved quickly to dispute descriptions of his conversation with the pregnant widow of Sergeant La David Johnson, 25, who was one of four US service members killed in a jihadist ambush October 4.

But two accounts of his condolence call suggest the president struggled to convey an empathetic tone.


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Wed, 18 Oct 2017
In a statement signed by his Special Adviser on Media and Public Affairs in Abuja, Mr Turaki Hassan, Dogara described Gowon as an inspirational leader and symbol of genuine patriotism and statesmanship. 

Wed, 18 Oct 2017
It could have been even worse for the 2014 and 2016 finalists had South African striker Dino Ndlovu won a penalty rather than being shown a second yellow card for diving 15 minutes from time. 


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Wed, 18 Oct 2017
Leaders of the other 27 EU members meeting in Brussels on Thursday and Friday are set to postpone until at least December a decision on whether enough progress has been made in talks to move on to discussing Britain and the EU's future relationship. 

Wed, 18 Oct 2017
Protesters wearing red bands around their heads marched through the scene of the truck bombing, a once bustling district, before gathering at a stadium where they chanted: "We are ready to fight". 


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Wed, 18 Oct 2017
Microsoft has announced it's latest high-end laptop: the Surface Book 2 and this is a detailed breakdown of everything we know so far about the Surface Book 2. The first Surface Book was pretty impressive when it was first released; now, the company has updated the 13-inch and added a 15-inch version to the mix. [] 

Wed, 18 Oct 2017
Tanzanian police said Wednesday they had arrested 12 men, including two South Africans and a Ugandan, for presumed homosexuality as part of an ongoing crackdown against gays. 


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Wed, 18 Oct 2017
President Donald Trump accused James Comey Wednesday of fixing a probe into Hillary Clinton's email last year, pointing to a heavily censored email released by the FBI as evidence. 

Wed, 18 Oct 2017
US President Donald Trump reignited a long-standing feud with John McCain Tuesday, warning "I fight back, and it won't be pretty" after the respected senator appeared to take aim at him in a speech. 


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Wed, 18 Oct 2017
German sporting goods maker Puma on Wednesday lifted its full-year profit forecast for the third time in 2017, after a big-earning third quarter when celebrity partners like Rihanna and Usain Bolt dominated headlines. 

Wed, 18 Oct 2017
For disobeying a court order, Aminu, the son of a former Vice-President, Alhaji Atiku Abubakar, was on Wednesday remanded in the transit cell of Tinubu Chief Magistrates' Court, Lagos. 


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Wed, 18 Oct 2017
The Dow jumped above 23,000 points early Wednesday, boosted by IBM, which surged after it reported growth in key cloud computing and artificial intelligence businesses. 

Wed, 18 Oct 2017
Just over three weeks ago, Iraqi Kurds were dancing in the streets after an overwhelming vote for independence fuelled hope they might finally gain their own country. 


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Wed, 18 Oct 2017
The Dominican Republic is the undisputed most popular tourist destination in the Caribbean. In 2014, the Dominican Republic which shares the island of Hispaniola with Haiti, welcomed 5.1 million tourists. That was 2 million more than Cuba, the second most popular tourist destination in the Caribbean. So what are some of the more popular attractions [] 

Wed, 18 Oct 2017
Kenyan opposition leader Raila Odinga called Wednesday for mass protests on the day of the October 26 presidential election, in which he has refused to take participate. 


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Wed, 18 Oct 2017
The Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) has directed the Nigerian Stock Exchange to place the shares of Oando Plc on technical suspension. 

Wed, 18 Oct 2017
Real Madrid president Florentino Perez insists he cannot imagine "Spain without Catalonia nor La Liga without Barcelona" but has admitted concern at the political crisis sweeping Spain amid Catalonia's drive for independence. 


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Wed, 18 Oct 2017
This year's Lagos Cocktail Week leaves one to wonder what new exciting flavours bar reps will introduce to entice our taste buds with, especially with the increase in the number of bars and lounges in the city. Lagos Cocktail Week was established to showcase the uniqueness of Nigeria's cocktail culture. It started on Monday and [] 

Wed, 18 Oct 2017
Several cities in Togo were tense on Wednesday following clashes between opposition supporters, soldiers and police as demonstrators prepared to hold another anti-government protest the authorities have branded illegal. 


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Wed, 18 Oct 2017
The Monkeypox virus outbreak has spread to 11 states with 74 suspected cases recorded, Minister of Health Prof. Isaac Adewole has said. Adewole made the disclosure in Abuja on Wednesday when he briefed State House correspondents on the outcome of the meeting of the Federal Executive Council (FEC). President Muhammadu Buhari chaired the meeting held [] 

Wed, 18 Oct 2017
Borussia Dortmund coach Peter Bosz admits the Germans face an uphill Champions League battle after struggling to a draw at APOEL Nicosia while Tottenham Hotspur earned a point at Real Madrid. 


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Wed, 18 Oct 2017
Tottenham Hotspur manager Mauricio Pochettino hailed his side's maturity after taking a huge step towards the Champions League last 16 by holding defending champions Real Madrid 1-1 at the Santiago Bernabeu on Tuesday. 

Wed, 18 Oct 2017
Under-fire Everton will hope to kickstart their campaign when they play host to Lyon on Thursday looking for a first win in the Europa League group stage. 

Wed, 18 Oct 2017
There is a story about a teacher who stood in front of a roomful of young people holding an empty glass jar. She turned it upside down and asked the young people in the room if it was empty or full. 


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Wed, 18 Oct 2017
Manchester City manager Pep Guardiola described his side's 2-1 victory over Napoli in the Champions League group phase as one of the proudest moments of his storied career. 

Wed, 18 Oct 2017
Gucci Mane tied the knock ! 'The Mane Event' is took place in Miami, the rapper said 'I do' to Keyshia Ka'oir on Oct. 17, 2017 in an extravagant ceremony attended by hip-hop royalty and broadcasted live BET television, with hundreds of thousands of viewers watching from home. The likes of Rick Ross,Diddy, Monica Brown [] 


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Wed, 18 Oct 2017
Nelson Mandela worked on "Dare Not Linger", the sequel to his best-selling memoir, but was unable to finish it before he died in 2013. His foundation announced that his unfinished draft has been completed by a South African writer Mandla Langa. Tthe sequel to Nelson Mandela's celebrated autobiography "Long Walk to Freedom"will be released tomorrow. [] 

Wed, 18 Oct 2017
Former US Secretary of State Hillary Clinton slammed President Donald Trump's "dangerous and short-sighted" war of words with North Korea Wednesday, saying his Twitter tirades only benefitted Pyongyang's attention-seeking ruler and hurt Washington's credibility. 

Wed, 18 Oct 2017
Justice Babatunde Quadri of Federal High Court in Abuja on Wednesday adjourned trial of former Governor of Jigawa, Sule Lamido, until Nov. 15. 


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Wed, 18 Oct 2017
A powerful explosion blew out the entrance to a police station in the southern Swedish city of Helsingborg early Wednesday, an attack authorities linked to their fight against organised crime. 

Wed, 18 Oct 2017
The death toll from two suicide and gun attacks on Afghan security forces in southeast Afghanistan has risen to 80 with nearly 300 wounded, officials said Wednesday, in the bloodiest day in the country in almost five months. 

Wed, 18 Oct 2017
Spain said Wednesday it would take the unprecedented step of seeking to suspend Catalonia's autonomy if the region's leader does not abandon his independence bid, on the eve of his deadline to give a final answer. 


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Wed, 18 Oct 2017
President Xi Jinping declared China has embarked on a "new era" of challenges and opportunities on Wednesday as he opened a Communist Party congress expected to enhance his already formidable power. 

Wed, 18 Oct 2017
Herdsmen and farmers in Mashegu Local government Area of Niger have signed a peace agreement to stop clashes among them. 


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Wed, 18 Oct 2017
The wife of Zimbabwean President Robert Mugabe has sued a Lebanese businessman for failing to deliver a $1.35-million diamond ring she ordered for her wedding anniversary, state media reported Wednesday. 

Wed, 18 Oct 2017
President Muhammadu Buhari on Wednesday presided over the meeting of Federal Executive Council (FEC) in the Presidential Villa, Abuja. 


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Wed, 18 Oct 2017
Barack and Michelle Obama have selected the artists who will paint their portraits for the Smithsonian's National Portrait Gallery. Barack chose New York-based artist Kehinde Wiley for his official presidential portrait, while Michelle chose Baltimore-based artist Amy Sherald to paint hers. Wiley is best known for his portraits of young black men wearing the latest [] 

Wed, 18 Oct 2017
Ugandan police on Wednesday banned what it termed illegal demonstrations over plans to remove presidential age limits, seen as paving the way for President Yoweri Museveni to serve a sixth term in office. 

Wed, 18 Oct 2017
One of Kenya's top election officials quit Wednesday with a damning statement accusing her colleagues of political bias and saying an upcoming presidential election could not be credible. 


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Wed, 18 Oct 2017
Abiodun Osikoya, also known as 'Bizzle', is popularly known as the connect guy, media and entertainment consultant, A&R of Mavin Records. The social media influencer is really hard to miss on your timeline! Bizzle has been in London for business and we caught up with him about the city he's in at the moment. Where's [] 

Wed, 18 Oct 2017
Seeing as its breast cancer awareness month, it is time to show our bossoms some love this month. Developing your chest muscles isn't a wild and crazy idea -- in fact, working your "pecs" (aka pectoral muscles) if you're a woman is smart. It's important to strengthen your chest for a number of reasons. For [] 


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Wed, 18 Oct 2017
US author George Saunders on Tuesday became only the second American writer to win Britain's renowned Man Booker Prize, which was awarded for his first full-length novel "Lincoln in the Bardo". 

Wed, 18 Oct 2017
In an open relationship, the partners want to be together but they agree to have a relationship that is not exclusive. In this relationship, one person does not own the other. The couple is not exclusively seeing each other and can date, flirt and hook up with other people if they want to. Mind you, [] 


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Wed, 18 Oct 2017
The Senate has postponed the commencement of its planned investigation into the alleged award of $25 billion worth of contracts in the Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC) 

Wed, 18 Oct 2017
President of African Development Bank (AfDB) and 2017 World Food Prize Laureate, Dr. Akinwumi Adesina, says Africa holds the key to eradicating hunger and feeding nine billion people globally by 2050. 

Wed, 18 Oct 2017
The kingdom of Morocco left the Organisation of African Unity (OAU) now (AU) about 33 years ago to protest against the admission of Saharaoui Arab Democratic Republic (SADR) into the union. 


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Wed, 18 Oct 2017
President Muhammadu Buhari has submitted the 2018-2020 Medium Term Expenditure Framework and Fiscal Strategy Paper (MTEF-FSP) to the House of Representatives in a bid to ensure the timely passage of the 2018 budget. 

Wed, 18 Oct 2017
Suspected militants have kidnapped four missionaries in Delta State.The Police Commissioner, Mr. Zanna Ibrahim, who addressed journalists yesterday in Asaba, said an anti-kidnapping team was already on the trail of the suspects. 

Wed, 18 Oct 2017
Mr. Ifeanyi Ejiofor, the lead counsel to the leader of the proscribed Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB), Nnamdi Kanu, yesterday told the Federal High Court that he was unaware his client's whereabouts. 


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