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NAIJA NEWSPAPERS: TODAY'S THE LEADERSHIP NEWSPAPER HEADLINES [20 OCTOBER, 2017].


Below are the headlines found on The Leadership Online Newspaper for today, Friday 20 October, 2017.

Fri, 20 Oct 2017
After calling out the Imo State governor, Rochas Okorocha, twice in 10 months, I gave up. The governor has the whole of Imo as his duchy and he will do what he will do. So, whats the point'If Im now constrained to cry more than the bereaved people of Imo, its simply because their worsening misery is killing me.For two weeks, Okorocha held the state hostage to mark his 55th birthday anniversary. School children, whose parents are still being owed salaries of up to three months, were lined in 


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Fri, 20 Oct 2017
By Kayode Tokede, LagosWith the Cash Reserve Ratio at 22.5 per cent, a total of seven Deposit Money Banks (DMBs) deposited N2.14 trillion with the Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) between January and June 2017, LEADERSHIP can report.CRR is the amount of funds that DMBs have to hold as reserves either in cash or as deposits with the apex bank. The CBN uses the CRR to drain out excess liquidity from the DMBs. The Monetary Policy Committee (MPC) of the CBN in March 2016 had resolved to raise the CRR t 

Fri, 20 Oct 2017
By Chibuzo Ukaibe, AbujaFormer President Goodluck Jonathan yesterday has described the All Progressives Congress (APC) administration as being populated by liars and professional propagandists.Jonathan stated this in Abuja while receiving one of the chairmanship aspirants of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), Prof. Tunde Adeniran.Jonathan declared that contrary to claims by some members of the APC, PDP performed very well throughout the period it held office and handed over power to the APC.Dis 


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Fri, 20 Oct 2017
By Kauthar Anumba-Khaleel, AbujaThe House of Representatives yesterday, urged the federal government to provide subsidies for palliative care drugs and chemotherapy for cancer sufferers and also radiotherapy machines for government hospitals.The decision followed the adoption of a motion co-sponsored by Hon Zubairu Abdulmalik Bungudu (APC0 and Hon James Abiodun Faleke.In his lead debate, Bungudu noted tha witht the increase in cases of cancer in Nigeria and the attendant heavy economic burden on 

Fri, 20 Oct 2017
By ADEBIYI ADEDAPO, AbujaThe House of Representatives yesterday directed its committee on Finance to interface with the Federal Ministry of Finance with a view to reviewing the tax regime in order to increase the current tax on tobacco products which percentage increase should be used to fund healthcare services.The House also urged government to embark on sustained campaigns to control tobacco use, implement the M-Power policy package, adopt stringent measures to restrict advertisement of tobac 


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Fri, 20 Oct 2017
By MBAKAAN KWEN, Abuja with Agency ReportLagos State has the highest number of prisoners in Nigeria with 7,396 out of the national total of 68,686.The state, which is the commercial hub of Nigeria also leads in prisons congestion. It has a capacity for 3,927 prisoners, indicating that it is almost 100 per cent overfilled, a trend that President Muhammadu Buhari has called a national scandal.According to a new data released by the National Bureau of Statistics yesterday, Lagos is closely followed 

Fri, 20 Oct 2017
BY OLUGBENGA SOYELE, LagosAlleged billionaire kidnapper, Chukwudumeme Onwuamadike Evans and two of his co-accused, Uche Amadi and Okechukwu Nwachukwu yesterday changed their guilty plea to two count charge of conspiracy and kidnapping filed against them by the Lagos State government to not guilty.Evans and his co-accused changed their plea after the state represented by the Director of Public Prosecution (DPP), Titilayo Shitta-Bey told the trial judge, Justice Hakeem Oshodi that the prosecution 


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Fri, 20 Oct 2017
By Kunle Olasanmi, AbujaThe Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC), has filed an application before Justice Nnamdi Dimgba of a Federal High Court sitting in Abuja, seeking the forfeiture of properties at plot No. 1758, Cadastral Zone, B06 Mabushi and plot No.1350, Cadastral Zone, A00 Central Business District, Abuja, belonging to former First Lady, Mrs Patience Jonathan.Yesterday, efforts made by the EFCC counsel, Slyvanus Tahir, to move the ex parte application proved abortive as Chief 

Fri, 20 Oct 2017
By Andrew Essien, AbujaThe House of Representatives has assured that it will act on the report of the committee set up by the governing All Progressives Congress (APC) to articulate the partys position on the contentious issue of restructuring.This is even as the House reechoed the clamour by Nigerians for devolution of power at the centre as a panacea to some of the teething problems currently faced by the states.House spokesperson, Hon Abdulrazak Namdas, who disclosed this in Abuja on the side 


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Fri, 20 Oct 2017
Kauthar Anumba-Khaleel, AbujaPresident Muhammadu Buhari has ordered relevant agencies to compile a full list of all those who stole government funds and make same available to him.The presidents directive followed federal governments resolve to enforce a judgement of a Federal High Court sitting in Lagos which ordered that names of public officers from whom public funds were recovered be made public.The court had also ordered the government to tell Nigerians the circumstances under which funds w 


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