NAIJA NEWSPAPERS: TODAY'S THE LEADERSHIP NEWSPAPER HEADLINES [10TH OCTOBER, 2017].


Below are the headlines found on The Leadership Online Newspaper for today, Tuesday 10th October, 2017.

Tue, 10 Oct 2017
BY GEORGE OKOJIE, Lagos The Lagos State government yesterday revealed that two suspected cases of Monkey Pox have been recorded in the state.The states Commissioner for Health, Dr Jide Idris disclosed this at a press briefing, saying that the two suspected cases were currently being investigated in the state.Though no confirmed case has been recorded, there is need to sensitise members of the public and provide adequate information on measures for prevention and control of the disease in line wi 

Tue, 10 Oct 2017
BY ANAYO ONUKWUGHA, PORT HARCOURT Ahead of the 2019 governorship election in Rivers State, only the incumbent, Chief Ezebunwo Nyesom Wike and the senator representing Rivers South-East district in the National Assembly, Senator Magnus Ngei Abe, seem to have been given the go-ahead by their supporters to contest the election.Wike is of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) and would be running for a second term in 2019 if he accepts the numerous calls on him to contest while Abe, who is a two-time s 

Tue, 10 Oct 2017
By Bernard Tolani, Uyo Following recent report of one suspected monkey pox case in the state, Government of Akwa Ibom says it has reactivated its infectious disease emergency response team and embarked on aggressive public enlightenment campaign aimed at minimizing the spread of the disease.The state Commissioner for Health Dr. Dominic Ukpong who briefed newsmen yesterday in Uyo said that the state government has intensified public enlightenment and civic engagement in its efforts to curb the sp 

Tue, 10 Oct 2017
By CHIMA AKWAJA, Lagos The Nigerian Communications Commission (NCC) said it has so far registered over 113 million subscriber identification module (simcard) on its database just as Nigerians were able to use their trackable identity to make purchases of N630 million on Paypal, leading e-commerce merchant service provider in 2015.Mr. Tony Ojobo, Director, Public Affairs, NCC who disclosed this while delivering a paper entitled: Trackable identity and ease of doing business in Nigeria at a one-da 

Tue, 10 Oct 2017
By MARK ITSIBOR, Abuja The Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN), yesterday, continued its intervention in the inter-bank foreign Exchange market with the injection of $195m.Figures released by the Bank showed that the total sum of $100million was offered to wholesale segment of the market, while the Small and Medium Enterprises (SMEs) segment received the sum of $50 million. The invisibles segment, comprising tuition fees, medical payments and Basic Travel Allowance (BTA), among others, received $45 mi 

Tue, 10 Oct 2017
By ANTHONY AWUNOR, Lagos with agency report Domestic airlines in Nigeria lifted a total of 3,287,310 passengers in the first six months of this year, the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports.The figure, however, represents a 21 per cent decrease, compared to the 4,193,862 passengers airlifted within the period last year.According to the Consumer Protection Directorate of the Nigerian Civil Aviation Authority (NCAA), the decrease is due to the current economic hardships in the country, which is a 

Tue, 10 Oct 2017
By ABAH ADAH, Abuja Minister of Power, Works and Housing, Babatunde Fashola has commended the recent reversal of the tariff review case by the Appeal Court and the conviction of an electricity equipment vandal by Abakiliki Federal High Court.The minister made the commendation in his opening speech as the Chairman of the 20th Monthly Power Sector Operators Meeting held yesterday in Owerri, the Imo State capital which was made available to LEADERSHIP.On behalf of the entire sector we welcome the i 

Tue, 10 Oct 2017
By VICTOR OKEKE, Abuja President Muhammadu Buhari has given approval for the Pension Transitional Arrangement Directorate (PTAD) to use a Hotel in Abuja recovered from the pension fund looters as its operational head office in the interim as agency has recovered N16 Billion from looters.The Executive Secretary of PTAD, Sharon Ikeazor disclosed this at the weekend in Abuja during the 2017 PTAD Stakeholders Forum with theme Putting Pensioners First, Is Putting Country First, adding that the new of 

Tue, 10 Oct 2017
By Kingsley Alu, Abuja A new acting registrar-general of the Corporate Affairs Commission (CAC) has been appointed with effect from October 9, 2017 by the minister of industry, trade and investment, Dr. Okechukwu Enelamah.The acting registrar-general is Lady Azuka Azinge, who until the appointment was the director, Registry Department.A statement signed by the head,Public Affairs, CAC, Mr Godfrey Ike, said she would continue to act in that capacity until a substantive chief executive officer was 

Tue, 10 Oct 2017
By JENNIFER UBADINMA, Lagos Nigerias external reserves have continued to accumulate despite the frequent interventions of the Central Bank of Nigeria at the foreign exchange market as the 30 day moving average of the reserves stood at $32.75 billion as at October 3, 2017, the latest data provided by the apex bank.This is a 24.5 per cent or $6.396 billion increase since the beginning of the year when it was $26.094 billion. The external reserves had accumulated $914.98 million between September w 
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