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NAIJA NEWSPAPERS: TODAY'S THE GUARDIAN NEWSPAPER HEADLINES [26 OCTOBER, 2017].


Below are the headlines found on The Guardian Online Newspaper for today, Thursday, 26 October, 2017.


Thur, 26 Oct 2017
The former Chairman of the Presidential Committee on Pension Reforms, Abdulrasheed Maina, threatened yesterday to open a can of worms and implicate what he called a cabal in the government of President Muhammadu Buhari.

Disclosing Maina’s position in a statement, his family said that he was invited to join the Buhari government.

“It is on record that Abdulrasheed Maina ‘s reform put a stop to fraudulent withdrawal of huge sums from both the Nigerian Pension Board and the Nigerian Police Pension Board. Perhaps it is his noble effort that made him enviable to the present administration when they came into power to convince him to come back and assist in its change agenda,” the family said.
Maina was sacked in 2013 for his involvement in a N100 billion pension scam. He later turned down summonses from authorities before fleeing the country.

Thur, 26 Oct 2017
Two months after he returned from his medical sojourn in London, United Kingdom (UK) for an undisclosed ailment, President Muhammadu Buhari still operates from his official residence located in the Presidential Villa, Abuja.

The president had, two days after returning from the medical vacation which spanned 103 days, written to the National Assembly, in line with constitutional provisions, intimating the parliament of his return to the country and resumption of office in the Presidential Villa, Abuja.

The letter dated August 21, 2017 stated in part: “In compliance with Section 145 of the 1999 Constitution (as amended), I write to intimate that I have resumed my functions as the President of the Federal Republic of Nigeria with effect from Monday, 21st August, 2017, after my medical follow-up in the United Kingdom.”‎

Thur, 26 Oct 2017
Air traffic in Nigeria and other Africa countries has been estimated to increase by 274 million, bringing the total traffic per year to 400 million by 2036.

The global projection released by the International Air Transport Association (IATA) estimated the traffic in Africa to consistently grow by 5.9 per cent over the next 20 years.

The growth rate, though marginal when compared with other continents, promises boom time for prepared airlines on both local and international routes.

IATA, in a forecast released on Tuesday, expects 7.8 billion passengers to travel in 2036, a near doubling of the four billion air travelers expected to fly this year. The prediction is based on a 3.6 per cent average Compound Annual Growth Rate (CAGR) noted in the release of the latest update to the association’s 20-Year Air Passenger Forecast.

Thur, 26 Oct 2017
Kenyans began voting Thursday in a repeat election that has polarised the nation and is likely to be fiercely disputed in the absence of opposition leader Raila Odinga, who is boycotting the vote.

In stark contrast to the first edition of the election, which was annulled last month by the Supreme Court, many polling stations in the capital and Odinga’s strongholds saw only a trickle of voters.

“It is my duty to vote. Last time the queue was all around the block and I waited six hours to vote, this time the people are few,” said taxi driver David Njeru, 26, as he waited to cast his ballot in Nairobi’s Mathare slum.

Thur, 26 Oct 2017
The House of Representatives has begun moves to took reposition the country’s sports sector. Yesterday, the House Committee on Sports commenced a public hearing on three sports bills to ensure adequate funding of the sector.

One of the bills seeks to repeal the Nigeria Football Association (NFA) Act, which would be replaced by the Nigeria Football Federation (NFF) Act that would provide for the administration of the country’s football.

The second bill seeks to establish the Nigerian Sport Anti-Doping Agency, which would be responsible for all anti-doping activities as enshrined in the World Anti-Doping Code.

The sponsor of the anti-doping Bill, Mr. Douye Diri (Bayelsa-PDP) assured that it was aimed at boosting public confidence in Nigerian sports sector. 

Thur, 26 Oct 2017
At least six soldiers were killed in heavy fighting when Boko Haram raided a military base and looted food from villagers in northeast Nigeria, the military and locals said on Wednesday.

Jihadists in six pick-up trucks stormed the base in Sasawa village, some 45 kilometres (28 miles) from the Yobe state capital, Damaturu, at about 5:00 pm on Tuesday.

Colonel Kayode Ogunsanya told AFP from Damaturu: “There was an attack by Boko Haram terrorists on a military location in Sasawa village which led to casualties on both sides.”

Thur, 26 Oct 2017
Two months after he returned from his medical sojourn in London, United Kingdom (UK) for an undisclosed ailment, President Muhammadu Buhari still operates from his official residence located in the Presidential Villa, Abuja.

The president had, two days after returning from the medical vacation which spanned 103 days, written to the National Assembly, in line with constitutional provisions, intimating the parliament of his return to the country and resumption of office in the Presidential Villa, Abuja.

The letter dated August 21, 2017 stated in part: “In compliance with Section 145 of the 1999 Constitution (as amended), I write to intimate that I have resumed my functions as the President of the Federal Republic of Nigeria with effect from Monday, 21st August, 2017, after my medical follow-up in the United Kingdom.”

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