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NAIJA NEWSPAPERS: TODAY'S THE GUARDIAN NEWSPAPER HEADLINES [21 OCTOBER, 2017].



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Below are the headlines found on The Guardian Online Newspaper for today, Saturday 21 October, 2017.


Sat, 21 Oct 2017
After months of respite in what was beginning to look like a growing incidence of suicide in the state, a man, identified as Oluseyi Adekunle, around 10 a.m., yesterday, jumped into the Lagos Lagoon by the Ikoyi-Lekki Link Bridge.
The footage, which was captured through CCTV, showed him suddenly removing his clothes and shoes, checking to see if no one was around him before jumping into the lagoon. The General Manager, Lagos State Emergency Management Agency (LASEMA), Mr. Adesina Tiamiyu, said the agency received the distress call from the Lekki Concession Company (LCC) officials regarding the incident.
He said the agency immediately activated its emergency response, with other stakeholders, including the Lagos State Waterways Authority (LASWA), Marine Police, Lagos State Ambulance Services and the Nigerian Police from Maroko Division.


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Sat, 21 Oct 2017
President Muhammadu Buhari yesterday in Istanbul, Turkey, urged the D-8 leaders to prioritise incentives and measures aimed at increasing trade and investments among member countries.
Speaking at the ninth summit of the D-8, President Buhari said the private sector and business communities in the economic organisation should be assisted with incentives to widen economic cooperation among member-states.
‘‘As the D-8, we need to intensify our activities with a view to enhancing various measures and incentives introduced to promote trade and assist the business communities from Member States to invest in our countries and widen our cooperation.


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Sat, 21 Oct 2017
Nigerian-American artiste, Jidenna has been announced and unveiled as host of the 2017 Live Your Music parties set to hold in Abuja and Lagos on October 27 and 28 respectively by international beer brand, Heineken.
Marketing Director, Nigerian Breweries Plc, Franco Maria Maggi, made the announcement at a press cocktail for the Heineken Lagos Fashion and Design Week (HLFDW).The Live Your Music is a global music platform built by Heineken on the collective passion of consumers for experiencing music was a memorable experience last year, hosted by American music star, T-Pain and top Nigeria’s hypeman Do2dtun.
According to Maggi, this year’s edition of the music event promises to be more exciting. “We are excited to have Jidenna host the ultimate music experience — Heineken Live Your Music this year. It’s a global platform that puts the spotlight on music fans as they share their experiences with others,” he said.


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Sat, 21 Oct 2017
When the Nigerian Army announced plan to commence Operation Python Dance I in the Southeast in the later part of last year to purportedly check criminality and other crimes, not many people raised eyebrows or wagged their tongues that much.
People only complained about the proliferation of military checkpoints on major roads in the region, particularly from Asaba, the Delta State capital, which borders Onitsha, the commercial nerve centre of Anambra State through the bridge linking the eastern part of the country.
The exercise, as organised and concluded by the Army, was very forceful in Onitsha, Awka, Enugu, Owerri and other major cities, causing serious traffic gridlock to road users across the region, especially during the Christmas season.


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Sat, 21 Oct 2017
The management of Kwes Free Sports (KFS) says the crisis currently rocking the leadership of the Nigeria Basketball Federation (NBBF) would not in any way affect its sponsorship of the league. 


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Sat, 21 Oct 2017
Former Technical Director of the Nigeria Football Federation (NFF), Kashimawo Laloko has described the appointment of a foreign coach for the Super Falcons as a disservice to Florence Omagbemi. 


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Sat, 21 Oct 2017
Lagos State Governor Akinwunmi Ambode, yesterday, told the new Chief Judge (CJ) of the state, Justice Opeyemi Oke, to pay special attention on speedy delivery of justice. Ambode, who gave the charge during the swearing-in of Justice Oke as the 16th substantive CJ of the state..... 


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Sat, 21 Oct 2017
Fans of the singer, Shadrach Adeboye Folarin, well known as Shaydee and lovers of good music are in for a good deal as the vocalist will on Monday, October 23 release the much-anticipated video to his new hit single Make Sense. 


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Sat, 21 Oct 2017
A member of the House of Representatives, Engr Omoregie Ogbeide-Ihama has decried the neglect of the culture and tourism sector of the economy. Speaking in an interview with The Guardian, the lawmaker remarked that the development makes a mockery of the quest by government to diversify the economy. 


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Sat, 21 Oct 2017
As the Customer Service Week comes and goes every year, most organisations roll out the decorations and treat their customers to a week-long show of celebrating them and maybe sending them a text message or two to show they care, but in reality, customer service goes beyond just setting aside a week to show appreciation to the customer. 


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Sat, 21 Oct 2017
The Governor of Osun, Ogbeni Rauf Aregbesola, has described the situation where operators of Universities in Nigeria rely on subvention from the owners and burden students with humongous tuition fees as intellectual laziness. 


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Sat, 21 Oct 2017
As the dreaded monkeypox makes its way to several states, Professor Akin Osibogun, a renowned Consultant Public Health Physician and Epidemiologist tells TOBI AWODIPE more about the virus, signs to note if one has been exposed to the virus and steps to take to curtail its spread What exactly is monkeypox and where does it [] 


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Sat, 21 Oct 2017
The Comptroller General of Nigeria Immigration Service (NIS), Mr. Mohammed Babandede, has advised against the use of force in managing migrants in the country,Speaking with newsmen at Mfum on the Nigeria-Cameroun border on the influx of migrants from Southern Cameroun into Nigeria.... 


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Sat, 21 Oct 2017
The Court of Appeal, Kebbi Division yesterday upturned the judgment of a Kebbi State High Court, which discharged and acquitted a former Accountant General of the state, Mohammed Arizika Dakingari and sentenced him to 70 years in prison. 


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