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


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

Thu, 19 Oct 2017
BY AHURAKA ISAH AND SOLOMON AYADO, AbujaDespite assurances and pledges Senate had made in the past to support the ongoing fight against corruption in the country, senate committee investigating the petitions against the freezing of the accounts of the former first lady, Patience Jonathan has directed that they should be unfreeze.The Ethics, Privileges and Public Petitions committee after subjecting the management of four different banks where the first lady had accounts, directed that those acco 


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Thu, 19 Oct 2017
BY MARK ITSIBOR, AbujaThe World Bank Group has denied that the Bank disagreed with the Minister of Finance, Kemi Adeosun, over the borrowings by the Nigerian government to stimulate the economy and finance infrastructure projects in the country.In a mail to the Minister by the Senior Communications Officer Rachid Benmessaoud, the Bank averred that the media misrepresented and quoted out of context, the comments made by its Senior Economist for Nigeria, Gloria Joseph-Raji, at an event in Abuja.Mr 

Thu, 19 Oct 2017
The new in-thing all over the world is secession. Even European countries that were thought to be sacrosanct as far as boundary adjustments are concerned are now having separatist tendencies. Harvard University Professor Joseph S. Nye Jnr. is an authority on this issue. He recently wrote a very nice piece titled: The Who, Where and When of Secession, which I want to share with you my dear readers today. After all, no one is afraid of the issue of separation or secession any more. It is hereby re 


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Thu, 19 Oct 2017
By Jonathan Nda-Isaiah, AbujaThe federal government has dismissed reports that the military was carrying out vaccination in some states and spreading Monkey pox in the areas.This was disclosed by the minister of health, Isaac Adewole after the Federal executive council meeting presided over by President Muhammadu Buhari at the Presidential Villa.Adewole, who stated that the military is not involved in any vaccination exercise, added that the federal government cannot carry out any vaccination ex 

Thu, 19 Oct 2017
By Jonathan Nda- Isaiah, AbujaVice President Yemi Osinbajo yesterday met with minister of state for petroleum ,Ibe Kachikwu and group managing director of the Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC),Maikanti Baru at the presidential villa in Abuja.Speaking to state house correspondents after at the meeting, Kachikwu said they discussed issues around oil fields as well as the opening of escrow accounts and cash call .According to him Its a meeting on the upstream. It was largely AGIP bring 


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Thu, 19 Oct 2017
By Kauthar Anumba-Khaleel, Abuja And Babalola Yusuf, LagosThe House of Representatives yesterday resolved to set up an Ad-hoc Committee to investigate the circumstances that led to the termination of the multi-billion naira contract between the Nigerian Ports Authority (NPA) and Integrated Logistics Services (Intels).The House also urged the federal government to remain status quo prior to the termination to avoid injury to the companys employees.It would be recalled that the federal government 

Thu, 19 Oct 2017
By Michael Oche, AHURAKA ISAH, SOLOMON AYADO, Abuja and Taiwo Ogunmola-Omilani, LagosOrganised labour in the country yesterday implored President Muhammadu Buhari not to release further bailout funds to governors of the 36 states of the federation until they are made to account for the funds already released to them.The workers under the auspices of the Nigeria Labour Congress (NLC) and Trade Union Congress (TUC) also vowed to begin massive protests in states that have refused to use the bailout 


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Thu, 19 Oct 2017
BY MARK ITSIBOR, AbujaPension Transitional Arrangement Directorate (PTAD), yesterday, disclosed that President Muhammadu Buhari has approved the payment of pension for ex-Biafra policemen who were granted presidential pardoned by former President Olusegun Obasanjo.It would be recalled that till now the retired policemen have not received their pension.According to a statement released by PTAD, a total of 162 officers will be payrolled while 57 next of kin who have also not been paid their death 

Thu, 19 Oct 2017
by Kunle Olasanmi, AbujaImmediate past president, Goodluck Jonathan yesterday met behind closed doors with former military president, General Ibrahim Banbangida, at his uphill residence in Minna.Jonathan arrived IBBs residence at about 10:00 am in the morning and left 12:14pm after the closed-door session, which lasted over two hours.LEADERSHIP observed that the duo met upstairs, which is very rare in the house where the former military president always host all class of visitors downstairs on m 


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Thu, 19 Oct 2017
by CHIKA IZUORA, LagosThe Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) has so far released a total sum of N501.697 billion under the commercial agriculture credit scheme (CACS).Information obtained from the bank by LEADERSHIP showed that the fund was deployed to boost 526 agriculture projects across the country.The document also showed that total repayment under the scheme was N251.156 billion in respect of 526 projects, out of which 281 projects had fully been repaid as at the end of September 2017.It was gat 


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