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NAIJA NEWSPAPERS: TODAY'S THE TRIBUNE NEWSPAPER HEADLINES [1 NOVEMBER, 2017].


Below are the headlines found on The Tribune Online Newspaper for today, Wednesday, 1 November, 2017.

Wed, 01 Nov 2017
May I warmly welcome everybody to this important meeting of our party’s executive body.

Let me on a personal note thank you all for your prayers and good wishes, which the Almighty Allah answered in the restoration of my health.

I wish to thank you all Party leaders for helping to keep the government running smoothly during my prolonged absence.

I would like to start by commending our Party Leadership chaired by His Excellency, Chief John Oyegun. The Chairman and I worked harmoniously during 1984-85 in a previous government. Happily, circumstances have brought us again to positions of leadership in the country.

I want to thank Chief Oyegun and his staff for steering the party in the last two and a half years. Sometimes it is easier to manage failure than to manage success – and a big success such as that we have achieved.

I must also commend the leadership of the National Assembly led by Senate President His Excellency, Dr. Abubakar Bukola Saraki and Rt. Hon. Speaker Mr. Yakubu Dogara. I must place on record the cooperation and understanding of the National Assembly including some non-APC members who rose above petty party interests and acted in the national interest.
 
My deep thanks also go to our State Governors who faced stiff challenges, especially their determination to maintain unity and tolerance among our communities. This is in the face of unnecessary politically motivated strife and violence. Credit should go to APC Governors for extending their hand of fellowship to their colleagues from other parties.

Wed, 01 Nov 2017
Former chairman of the Pension Reform Task Team (PRTT), Abdulrasheed Maina, has alleged that  a whopping N5.32 billion was being stolen monthly two offices.
 
This was even as he said that was the reason he had been haunted.

Maina said his media trial and framed-up allegations were part of efforts by ‘pension thieves’ to stop him from exposing them, which was  why he asked President Muhammadu Buhari to thoroughly investigate pending pension petitions, especially as Senator Kabiru Gaya said in an interview, that the N195 billion which he (Maina) was accused of stealing was in the Treasury Single Account (TSA).

Speaking through his aide, Olajide Fashikun, in Kaduna, on Tuesday, Maina, who has been on the run, said it was imperative that presidential investigation expose the real pension thieves, some of whom, he alleged, were highly placed public office-holders, adding that such would bring respite to starving pensioners.

Maina, who said his team saved the country about N282 billion from June 2010, when it was constituted, revealed that the presidential investigation would also expose the sum of six million pounds allegedly stashed in accounts in London and the top government functionaries in different offices who were drawing  interest on the accounts.

According to him: “In the two places PRTT worked, a leakage of N5.32 billion was stopped per month. This is what civil servants steal monthly in the two offices out of the 99 pension offices in the country. 43 persons were arrested and handed over to the EFCC for prosecution while 222 houses were seized from them.

“As soon as Maina was driven to exile before the coming of the PTAD, N35 billion was stolen in the office (names withheld). The ICPC did not come out with the report. How come nobody is talking about these monies? Fashikun asked.

Wed, 01 Nov 2017
The African Development Bank (AfDB) has expressed strong support for the efforts of the Nigerian government to reset the economy even as it denies calling off loans to the country. In a statement signed by [...]The post We strongly support Nigeria's economic recovery efforts 'AfDB appeared first on Tribune. 

Wed, 01 Nov 2017
A two time governorship candidate in Ogun State, Prince Gboyega Nasir Isiaka, has called on all eligible voters to reject moneybag politicians with inordinate ambitions in the 2019 general election in the state, just as [...]The post Ogun people must reject moneybags politicians in 2019 'GNI appeared first on Tribune. 

Wed, 01 Nov 2017
Rasaq Obe has emerged Chairman, Mobil Producing Nigeria Branch of Petroleum and Natural Gas Senior Staff Association of Nigeria (PENGASSAN). This followed his electoral victory at the recent 5th Triennial Branch Delegates Conference of PENGASSAN [...]The post Rasaq Obe emergesPENGASSANbranch chairman appeared first on Tribune. 

Wed, 01 Nov 2017
President Muhammadu Buhari has met over a dinner with the leadership of the National Assembly ostensibly over his impending presentation of the 2018 budget to the legislature. Attendees at the dinner organized at the Banquet [...]The post 2018 budget: Buhari in dinner meeting with NASS leadership appeared first on Tribune. 

Wed, 01 Nov 2017
MR Oguanisi Akpusu, a nephew to former president, Dr Goodluck Jonathan, who was arrested by the Bayelsa State police command over an alleged shooting of two persons during a masquerade festival at Emeyal community, in [...]The post Shooting in Bayelsa: Police arrest, release Jonathans nephew appeared first on Tribune. 

Wed, 01 Nov 2017
The World Bank on Tuesday said that Nigeria now ranked 145th position out of 190 countries in the Ease of Doing Business index for 2018 The World Bank stated this in its just released Ease [...]The post Nigeria moves up 24 points on World Bank Ease of Doing Business appeared first on Tribune. 

Wed, 01 Nov 2017
The Senate says sack of former Secretary to Government of the Federation, Mr Babachir Lawal, has vindicated its position on investigation carried out by its Ad hoc Committee on Mounting Humanitarian Crisis in the North-East. [...]The post Senate applauds sack of former SGF, Babachir Lawal appeared first on Tribune. 

Wed, 01 Nov 2017
Chieftains of the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC), on Monday night, passed a vote of confidence on the leadership of the party. Gov. Abdulaziz Yari of Zamfara made this known at the end of a [...]The post APC Caucus passes vote of confidence on leadership appeared first on Tribune. 

Wed, 01 Nov 2017
Newly appointed Secretary to the Government of the Federation (SGF), Mr Boss Mustapha, has pledged to implement programmes and policies aimed at uplifting the quality of lives of all Nigerians. Mustapha stated this when he [...]The post Boss Mustapha visits Buhari, pledges better life for ordinary Nigerians appeared first on Tribune. 

Wed, 01 Nov 2017
The Nigerian Medical Association, Oyo State chapter has lamented the plight of doctors and other staff at the Ladoke Akintola University of Technology Teaching Hospital, Ogbomoso, calling of the state government to pay their salaries [...]The post LAUTECH: NMA calls for payment of full salaries, laments exit of150 hospital staff in 5 months appeared first on Tribune. 

Wed, 01 Nov 2017
President Muhammadu Buhari has heartily welcomed what he observed as the phenomenal improvement of Nigeria on the World Bank's Doing Business latest rankings releasedTuesday. A statement issued by his spokesman, Femi Adesina, in Abuja,on Tuesday,noted [...]The post Buhari commends Nigeria's progress in ease of doing business ranking appeared first on Tribune. 

Wed, 01 Nov 2017
A prophet is not without honour, except in his own country, and in his own house,' so say the Scriptures. This was however not the case for the governor of Oyo State, Senator Abiola Ajimobi, [...]The post Ajimobi, prophet with honour among Oyo Muslims appeared first on Tribune. 

Wed, 01 Nov 2017
LT-general Samuel Victor Leonard Malu, CFR (1947-2017), who died in Cairo, Egypt recently will be more remembered for his role as the President of the Special Military Tribunal that tried Lt.General Oladipo Diya, the then [...]The post Malu and his unconfirmed verdict on Diya, others appeared first on Tribune. 

Wed, 01 Nov 2017
All roads lead to Kabba, the headquarters of Okunland, Kogi State as the Okun people in Kogi State celebrate this year's Kabba Festival of Cultural Heritage with royal banquet to honour the Ooni of Ife, [...]The post Kabba Cultural Festival: Okun people to honour Ooni of Ife on Saturday appeared first on Tribune. 

Wed, 01 Nov 2017
The Vice Chancellor of Espam-Formation University Cotonou, Benin Republic, Professor Sam Odunayo Igbasan, has explained the need to have tourism as an academic field of study in higher institutions across Africa. This is part of [...]The post Why we are introducing tourism as a discipline ' Vice Chancellor, Espam-Formation, University, Cotonou appeared first on Tribune. 

Wed, 01 Nov 2017
Motherland Beckons once again in its avowed commitment to build the continent of Africa through tourism and creative arts is engaging in trans border tourism partnership with the government of Republic of Benin by creating [...]The post Motherland beckons unveils Anglophone'Francophone destination Ouidah appeared first on Tribune. 

Wed, 01 Nov 2017
The Executive Secretary of the Nigeria Christian Pilgrim Commission, (NCPC) Reverend Tor Uja has commended the leadership and entire members of the Eternal Sacred Order of the Cherubim and Seraphim Church for the long history [...]The post NCPC boss commends Cherubim and Seraphim church appeared first on Tribune. 

Wed, 01 Nov 2017
The Akran of Badagry, Oba De- Wheno Aholu Menu Toyi, has described the Are Ona Kankanfo designate, Otunba Gani Adams as a great asset and blessing to the cultural- tourism potentialities of Yoruba race. The [...]The post Gani Adams is a blessing to Yoruba cultural'tourism 'Akran appeared first on Tribune. 

Wed, 01 Nov 2017
Lagos State Emergency Management Authority (LASEMA) last week, joined the rest of the world to mark this year's International Day for Disaster Reduction, a day set aside by the United Nations to promote a global [...]The post Lagos marks World Disaster Reduction Day, takes advocacy to the grass roots appeared first on Tribune. 

Wed, 01 Nov 2017
The present scenario of forex challenge can be termed 'a blessing in disguise' as it affords industry players the perfect opportunity to partner with government, academia and research institutes for local production of raw materials [...]The post How forex challenge aids local production of raw materials 'RMRDC boss appeared first on Tribune. 

Wed, 01 Nov 2017
In search of some quick answers to the darkness that has been the lot of Nigerians these past years, the Senate recently adopted a motion seeking the appointment of a separate minister for the power [...]The post Senate's quest for separate power ministry appeared first on Tribune. 

Wed, 01 Nov 2017
AMNESTY International has condemned the decision of a military court in Cameroon to sentence an opposition leader to 25 years in prison. Aboubakar Siddiki was arrested in 2014, accused of plotting to destabilise President Paul [...]The post Cameroon jails President Biya critic to 25 years appeared first on Tribune. 


Wed, 01 Nov 2017
CONOIL Plc has announced substantial increase in its turnover to the tune of N6.3 billion for the third quarter of its 2017 financial year in defiance of the trend among major oil marketers for the [...]The post Q3:2017: Conoil records N6.3bn increase in turnover appeared first on Tribune. 
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