NAIJA NEWSPAPERS: TODAY'S THE LEADERSHIP NEWSPAPER HEADLINES [9TH OCTOBER, 2017].


Below are the headlines found on The Leadership Online Newspaper for today, Monday 9th October, 2017.

Mon, 09 Oct 2017
By ADEBIYI ADEDAPO, Abuja Chairman of the House of Representatives committee on Public Petitions, Hon Nkem Abonta has declared that his committee was not against investigation of former first lady, Dame Patience Jonathan by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC).He also noted that the non appearance of the EFCC is inhibiting its investigation in the allegations of high handedness and harassment against the commission.Abonta explained that activities of his committee are meant to enc 

Mon, 09 Oct 2017
BY OLUGBENGA SOYELE, Lagos For Allegedly failing to stop former governors and now serving senators and ministers from receiving double pay and life pensions, Socio-Economic Rights and Accountability Project (SERAP) has dragged the federal government before the Federal High Court in Lagos.SERAP in the suit, which is yet to be assigned to a judge, is seeking leave to apply for Judicial Relief and to seek an order of Mandamus compelling the FG to urgently institute appropriate legal actions to chal 

Mon, 09 Oct 2017
By Kunle Olasanmi, Abuja Justice John Tsoho of Federal High Court has been asked to order the British High commission and the NigerianImmigration Service to arrest and repatriate Mazi Nnamdi Kanu from the United Kingdom back to Nigeria to face trial.In a suit dated 4th October and filed on the 5th by Kanus kinsman, Ugochukwu Kenneth, through his lawyers,Obor John, Esq and Tersagh Unande, Esq, also asked the court foran order directing the Attorney-General of the Federation to advise PresidentMoh 

Mon, 09 Oct 2017
By Kunle Olasanmi, Abuja Ace lawyer and Human Rights activist, Mr. Festus Keyamo (Senior Advocate of Nigeria) has aligned himself with the position of the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) which suspended the recalling of Senator Dino Melaye by his constituents.Mr Keyamo said that INEC was duty-bound to suspend the process so long as an appeal had been filled by Mr. Melaye challenging the decision of a lower court.Normally, the law is that once a person is complaining about the de 

Mon, 09 Oct 2017
The Nigerian Army yesterday said its troops had killed two Boko Haram insurgents at Mayanti village of Bama Local Government Council of Borno State.Lt Col Kingsley Samuel, the Deputy Director Army Public Rations, 7 Division, said in Maiguri the troops had ambushed a group of insurgents while trying to cross into the Sambisa Forest.He explained that the troops neutralised two insurgents while many others escaped with gunshot wounds, adding that some food items were also recovered from the insurge 

Mon, 09 Oct 2017
By Tunde Oguntola, Abuja Akwa Ibom State government has denied report published in a national daily, not LEADERSHIP, which alleged that five people were feared dead following a stampede at one of the gates of the Godswill Akpabio International Stadium, Uyo during the Nigeria vs Zambia World Cup Qualifier last Saturday, describing it as fake.The state government a statement made available to LEADERSHIP yesterday signed by the commissioner for Information and Strategy Akwa Ibom State, Charles Udoh 

Mon, 09 Oct 2017
By Juliana Agbo, Abuja Former Senate President, Senator David Mark, has come under strong political pressure to run for the 2019 Presidency, LEADERSHIP can now report.Speaking with LEADERSHIP, yesterday, the national coordinator of a Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) group, Mark for 2019, Ali Kano, said arrangements have been concluded for the takeoff rally in Sokoto this Saturday.According to him, the rally is aimed at garnering support and goodwill for Marks Presidency, which he said would be in 

Mon, 09 Oct 2017
The horror of the recent massacre of over 59 revellers at a Country Music Festival in Las Vegas, in the State of Nevada, United States of America, is still holding Americans and, indeed, the world firmly in its vicious grip. There is palpable disbelief at the level of wickedness the human mind is capable of. According to reports, one deranged mind, 64 year old Stephen Paddok, possibly acting alone, opened fire from the 32nd floor of the Mandalay Hotel room on innocent citizens out to catch fun a 

Mon, 09 Oct 2017
The Nigeria Customs Service (NCS) says it has seized 497,279 bags of imported rice between 2015 and August, 2017 with a Duty Paid Value (DPV) of N3.8 billion. The Comptroller-General of the service, retired Col. Hameed Ali, disclosed this in a document obtained by the News Agency of Nigeria in Abuja on Sunday. Ali said that 90,073 bags of rice were seized in 2015 with DPV of N693 million while 280,109 bags of rice were impounded in 2016 with DPV of N2.156 billion.He added that between January an 

Mon, 09 Oct 2017
By Bukola Idowu, Lagos Although the use of Point of Sale Terminals (POS) have risen by almost 400 per cent in the last three years, the payment channel is yet to gain popularity in the country as only 12 per cent of bank customers make use of the terminals.This means that of the 30 million unique bank customers holding over 80 million bank accounts and 60 million payment cards only about 3.5 million of them use their cards on PoS machines. In August this year, the volume of transaction done via 
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