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NAIJA NEWSPAPERS: TODAY'S THE GUARDIAN NEWSPAPER HEADLINES [24 OCTOBER, 2017].


Below are the headlines found on The Guardian Online Newspaper for today, Tuesday 24 October, 2017.

Tue, 24 Oct 2017
President Muhammadu Buhari has ordered the immediate disengagement from service of a former chairman of the Presidential Task Force on Pension Reforms, Abdullahi Abdulrasheed Maina.

In a memo to the Head of the Civil Service of the Federation, President Buhari also demanded a full report of the circumstances of Maina’s recall and posting to the Ministry of Interior.

A statement by the Special Adviser on Media and Publicity, Femi Adesina, yesterday said the report must be submitted to the office of the Chief of Staff to the President, Mallam Abba Kyari, before the close of work yesterday (Monday).

Tue, 24 Oct 2017
Three suspected Boko Haram suicide bombers have killed themselves and 13 other people as they attacked Muna Garage and Dalti community on the outskirts of Maiduguri, the Borno State capital, with strapped Improvised Explosive Devices (IFDs).

All the suicide bombers were blown up in the blasts that rocked the city throughout Sunday night. Eighteen people were also injured. The Police Commissioner, Damian Chukwu, who confirmed the death toll yesterday, said that the suicide bombers burst into the Muna Garage through the Maiduguri-Dikwa road that was declared open by the Chief of Army Staff, Lt-Gen. Tukur Buratai in 2016.

He said the bodies of the deceased had been evacuated by the State Emergency Management Agency (SEMA) rescue team, while the injured ones had been taken to the University of Maiduguri Teaching Hospital (UMTH) for treatment. 

Tue, 24 Oct 2017
A Federal High Court, Lagos has adjourned hearing in the $406.8 million suit filed by the Federal Government against Shell Western Supply & Trading Limited over crude oil shipment to November 15.
The case has Shell Petroleum Development Company of Nigeria Limited and its subsidiary, Shell Western Supply & Trading Limited as defendants. The matter was adjourned following the absence of the trial judge, Mojisola Olatoregun, who was said to be attending a conference in Abuja.

Similarly, a sister suit before the same court involving the government and Agip, slated for yesterday, was also adjourned to November 15 for hearing.


Tue, 24 Oct 2017
In a curious turnaround of event yesterday, the Kogi State police command vowed to conduct an autopsy on the body of the suicide victim, Edward Soje, a director in Kogi State Civil Service, who hanged himself in Lokoja last Thursday. 

Tue, 24 Oct 2017
Serious consequences await future generations of Kaduna indigenes, if the $350m World Bank loan sought by the state is spent unwisely, warned Senator Shehu Sani (Kaduna Central). 

Tue, 24 Oct 2017
Benue State Governor Samuel Ortom yesterday said that his government would not be intimidated by anyone as the November 1, 2017 deadline for the implementation of the anti-open grazing law remained irreversible. 

Tue, 24 Oct 2017
Former National Publicity Secretary of the People's Democratic Party (PDP), Chief Olisa Metuh, yesterday told Justice Okon Abang of the Federal High Court, Abuja, of his intention to apply for subpoena compelling former President Goodluck Jonathan ..... 

Tue, 24 Oct 2017
The Oyo State branch of the All Progressive Congress (APC) has described plans of the main opposition in the state, the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) to win the 2019 elections as'mere hallucination. 

Tue, 24 Oct 2017
Food for thought 

Tue, 24 Oct 2017
A new study found a link between sleep duration and a measure of chromosomal health in sperm. The findings are published in the Journal of Sleep Research. 

Tue, 24 Oct 2017
The police in Lagos yesterday announced the arrest of four Air Force men and seven others for allegedly vandalising Lagos State Water Corporation iron pipes valued at about N25 million. 

Tue, 24 Oct 2017
President Muhammadu Buhari will today travel to Niamey, Republic of Niger, to participate in a meeting on common currency for the West African sub-region. 

Tue, 24 Oct 2017
Vice President Yemi Osinbajo has said that Nigeria is still grappling with the negative effect of the use of secrecy by officials in running the affairs of government. 
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