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


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

Tue, 24 Oct 2017
Real Madrid coach, Zinedine Zidane insisted Cristiano Ronaldo deserves to win FIFAs The Best award for 2017 despite his faltering La Liga form so far this season.Ronaldo missed Reals first four La Liga games through suspension, but has managed just one goal in the last five and was wasteful once more in front of goal as Madrid eased past Eibar 3-0 on Sunday.He is the best by a long way, said Zidane when asked if Ronaldo was the best player of his generation.The Portuguese is expected to edge out 

Tue, 24 Oct 2017
BY TAOFEEK LAWAL, Abuja The Nigeria Basketball Federation (NBBF) has invited 16 players to camp for the FIBA Africa organized 33 championships to be held in Lome, Togo.The 33 men and womens teams will be in camp for 8-days for the championship starting from November 1, 2017.The Womens team will be led by Nkechi Akashili and Chioma Udeaja, both of First Bank Women Basketball Club of Lagos, who were members of the 2017 Afrobasket women championship winning team in Mali.The list released on Monday 

Tue, 24 Oct 2017
By Salifu Usman with Agency report FIFA are reportedly set to introduce a major policy change by paying the 2018 World Cup bonuses to Nigeria Football Federation (NFF) and member associations, who that qualify for the tournament, ahead of the competition rather than after.KweseESPN reports that the world football governing body is looking to make the change as a way of preventing any post-World Cup financial crises which often accompany many federations, especially teams.After bonus row issues i 

Tue, 24 Oct 2017
At the just concluded 2017 annual conference for Insurance and Pension Correspondents, the National Insurance Commission (NAICOM) said implementing the Market Development and Restructuring Initiative (MDRI) through states was the best way of deepening insurance penetration in the country. ZAKA KHALIQ writes.The National Insurance Commission (NAICOM) is concluding arrangements to start the second phase of its Market Development and Restructuring Initiative (MDRI).The objectives of MDRI are to en 

Tue, 24 Oct 2017
By Paul Ejime Even before the United States assembled the 30-nation Allied Forces against Iraq during the first Gulf war in 1991, with all the attendant controversies and uncertainties, the Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS) had demonstrated an international best practice in regional peace keeping operation in Liberia through its Military Monitoring Group, ECOMOG.Nigeria provided the bulk of troops for the ECOMOG maiden mission with 10 journalists including this writer embedded i 

Tue, 24 Oct 2017
By ANTHONY AWUNOR, Lagos Looming mass terminal retirement of Air Traffic Controllers (ATC) next year is expected to create dearth of air traffic controllers (ATC) in the aviation sector.Director of operations in the Nigeria Airspace Management Agency (NAMA), Mr. Gabriel Akpen, made the observation while speaking at the 46th Annual General Meeting AGM/Conference held by the Nigerian Air Traffic Controllers Association (NATCA) in Uyo, Akwa Ibom State capital at the weekend.Akpen said that NAMA was 

Tue, 24 Oct 2017
By Chika Okeke, AbujaWorried by the escalating housing shortfall in the country, former president Olusegun Obasanjo has disclosed that it will take Nigeria almost 2030 to bridge the housing deficit with the construction of 500 million housing units per annum.This is even as he stated that Nigerias housing problems are daunting and overwhelming adding that there is no acurate number of deficit in housing that varies from 5 to 10 million.He stated this in Abuja yesterday at the commissioning of Ri 

Tue, 24 Oct 2017
By MARK ITSIBOR, Abuja The Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) on Monday, injected the sum of $195million into the inter-bank Foreign Exchange Market.Details of the new release showed that $100million was offered to authorized dealers in the wholesale segment of the market, while the Small and Medium Enterprises (SMEs) segment received the sum of $50 million.Those requiring foreign exchange for invisibles such as tuition fees, medical payments and Basic Travel Allowance (BTA), among others, were alloc 

Tue, 24 Oct 2017
By FESTUS OKOROMADU The Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) has accused the management of embattled Oando Plc outright disregard for laid down rules and regulations in its activities.The revelations are coming even as stakeholders await the outcome of the Forensic Audit of the companys accounts.The allegations of the unwholesome practices perpetuated by the company are contained in a letter addressed to the group chief executive officer, Adewale Tinubu.The letter dated October 17, 2017, and 

Tue, 24 Oct 2017
By ANTHONY AWUNOR, Lagos The President of United Labour Congress (ULC), Comrade Joe Ajaero has warned that airport workers would lose about 90 per cent of their jobs if the Federal Government succeeds in the proposed concession plan.Ajaero gave the insight yesterday during a protest organised by the leadership of the ULC and members of Association of Nigerian Aviation Professionals (ANAP) at the Murtala Mohammed Airport (MMA) to express their displeasure towards the process and proposed concessi 
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