NAIJA NEWSPAPERS: TODAY'S THE LEADERSHIP NEWSPAPER HEADLINES [6TH OCTOBER, 2017].


Below are the headlines found on The Leadership Online Newspaper for today, Friday 6th October, 2017.


Fri, 06 Oct 2017
Benue State governor, Samuel Ortom, in a chat with State House Correspondents, said his administration has reduced insecurity in Benue to its barest minimum. There is now less tension between herdsmen and farmers because of the recently signed anti- grazing law by the state government. He also spoke on some other issues. JONATHAN NDA ISAIAH presents the excerpts.Nigeria celebrated her 57th Independence Anniversary last Sunday. What does this mean for the country'I thank God that we are an 

Fri, 06 Oct 2017
We love to blame most of our miseries on the older generation the corruption, the greed, the rot and decay, and the rise in ethnic politics; everything that has held us back.Its okay to beat that generation over the head with our woes, but Ive been thinking of what my world, my professional world, would have been without these folks; that is, the good folks among them that we often lump with the bad.Ive told the story before of how Olatunji Dare helped to give me my first writing job and how af 

Fri, 06 Oct 2017
By Jonathan Nda-IsaiahThe federal government has said about $16 billion is required to actualize the modernisation of the eastern flank of the Nigerian Railway.The eastern flank starts from Port Harcourt to Maiduguri cutting across Aba, Owerri, Enugu, Umuahia to Markurdi, to Abakiliki, and to Awka, Lafia down to Bauchi, Gombe, Yola and to Damaturu and ends at Borno.This was disclosed by the Minister of Transportation Minister, Rotimi Amaechi to State House correspondents after a closed door meet 

Fri, 06 Oct 2017
By MARK ITSIBOR, Abuja with agency reportThe federal government has begun plans to shut down the National Economic Reconstruction Fund (NERFUND) over non-performance and non-performing loans of over N17.5 billion.A source at the Federal Ministry of Finance, told News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) in Abuja that a committee had already been formed to ensure smooth liquidation of the company by the end of October.The source said that the committee was expected to come up with recommendations concerning t 

Fri, 06 Oct 2017
The House of Representatives yesterday urged the Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) to immediately remove surcharge (fees) levied on commercial banks for destruction of old mutilated naira notes in the country.The House also directed that the CBN as a matter of statutory responsibility withdraw old and mutilated notes from circulation and re-issue new ones immediately.Speaker of the House, Hon Yakubu Dogara, directed the House Committee on Banking and Currency to liaise with the Central Bank of Niger 

Fri, 06 Oct 2017
Meanwhile, the Senate yesterday refused to offer consideration to request by the executive arm of government for virement of N135bn from the 2017 budget to execute certain priority projects.The Executive had written to the Senate to grant it a request for virement, but when the matter came up for consideration at plenary yesterday, the lawmakers kicked vehemently, saying it is unconstitutional. The lawmakers demanded that the matter be quashed.It took several pleadings from the Senate President, 

Fri, 06 Oct 2017
Foreign morals impacting negatively NUT Dogara seeks improved welfare for themBy Our CorrespondentsAs Nigeria joined the global community to mark World Teachers Day, some state governors yesterday expressed worry over the increasing rate at which school teachers in the country are getting addicted to drugs.They urged the Nigeria Union of Teachers (NUT) to assist state governments in addressing the menace, saying drug addiction is becoming rampant among teachers.The governor of Kebbi State, Atik 

Fri, 06 Oct 2017
By Jonathan Nda- IsaiahPresident Muhammadu Buhari has presented Mrs Aishah Ahmad to the Senate for confirmation as Deputy Governor of the Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN). She is to replace a former Deputy Governor, who retired early this year.LEADERSHIP recalls that the former Deputy Governor, Dr. Sarah Alade, officially retired in March this year after 24 years of active service in the apex bank.According to a statement by the special adviser media to the president, Femi Adesina, in accordance wi 

Fri, 06 Oct 2017
By Kunle Olasanmi, AbujaA civil society organisation, Advocates of Social Justice for All (ASJA), has called on the government of the United Kingdom to release the leader of the indigenous people of biafra (IPOB), Nnamdi Kanu, to face his trial in the country.Last month, a Federal High Court in Abuja had declared IPOB a terrorist organisation after the federal government proscribed it and approached the court for an order to declare IPOB a terror group.Shortly after IPOB was outlawed, its leader 

Fri, 06 Oct 2017
Jerk up 2018 budget to N10trn SenateBY FESTUS OKOROMADU, MBAKAAN KWEN, AHURAKA ISA and ADEBIYI ADEDAPO, AbujaThe National Bureau of Statistics (NBS) hinted yesterday that Nigeria has realised more than N118 trillion from crude production and crude refining from 1961 to 2014.A report by the Bureau, which has additional data from the Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC), collated its statistics from 1961 till 2014.The petroleum statistics on crude oil production and oil refining reflect 
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