6NAIJA NEWSPAPERS: TODAY'S THE GUARDIAN NEWSPAPER HEADLINES [16 NOVEMBER, 2017].


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Below are the headlines found on The Guardian Online Newspaper for today, Guadian, 16 November, 2017.


Thu, 16 Nov 2017
A global report released yesterday says Nigeria remains one of the three most terrorised nations in the world.

The 2017 Global Terrorism Index (GTI) also indicates that killing of innocent people by the Boko Haram insurgents in the North east has decreased by 80 per cent. According to the document, Nigeria got the same ranking in 2015 and 2016. It was ranked fourth in 2014.

The Global Terrorism Index, which is in its fifth edition, is published annually by an independent, non-partisan, non-profit think tank organisation, Institute for Economics and Peace (IEP). It monitors and measures the impact of terrorism in 163 countries, which covers 99.7 per cent of the world’s population.


The report says Iraq and Afghanistan have not had their ranking changed in the past three years and the two countries are ranked first and second in the 2017 GTI.

Among the first 10 countries that suffered the greatest impact of terrorism in 2016, according to the report, are Syria, fourth; Pakistan, fifth; Yemen, sixth; and Somalia, seventh. India, Turkey, and Libya are ranked eighth, ninth and 10th.

The report reads in part: “Where terrorism deaths attributed to Boko Haram decreased by 80 per cent, Nigeria recorded the biggest decrease in terrorism with 3,100 fewer people killed compared to 2015.

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“This reflects both the success of the Multinational Joint Task Force against Boko Haram as well as fractures within the group.

“Boko Haram’s decline also contributed to significant reductions in deaths in neighbouring countries with Cameroon, Chad and Niger collectively recording a 75 per cent reduction in deaths or over 1,000 fewer deaths.”

Boko Haram, which was the deadliest terrorist group in 2014, according to the report, and recorded 6,700 deaths, is now the third deadliest, with its total number of attributable deaths dropping to 1,079 in 2016.

The report says only one attack was recorded in Nigeria among the 20 most fatal terrorist attacks globally in 2016, compared to 2014 when nine of such attacks took place in the country. The attack was reported to have occurred in January 2016 in Dalori when assailants armed with firearms and explosive devices raided the village, killing 88 people.

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Thu, 16 Nov 2017
President Muhammadu Buhari has ordered the reinstatement of the security aides of Governor Willie Obiano of Anambra State.

The Inspector General of Police (IGP), Ibrahim Idris, had on Tuesday withdrawn Obiano’s security aides on the excuse of providing level playing ground in Saturday’s governorship polls in the state.

But while welcoming the president on arrival yesterday in Awka for the grand finale of the All Progressives Congress (APC) governorship rally, the governor had complained about the withdrawal of his security aides.


A statement by Special Adviser on Media and Publicity to the President, Femi Adesina, said before departing Awka, Buhari directed the Deputy Inspector General of Police (Operations), Joshak Habila to ensure the return of the governor’s security personnel.

The reinstatement order also followed condemnation by the Senate which asked the IGP to immediately restore the governor’s security aides.

The upper chamber warned of a looming anarchy ahead of the 2019 general elections should the practice continue. It called on Buhari to prevail on the security agents to abide by the rules of engagement and avoid taking sides with political parties or politicians.

Adopting a motion sponsored by the Deputy Senate Minority Leader, Emmanuel Bwacha, the Senate noted that security aides attached to the Senate president, the speaker of the House of Representatives and other aspirants in 2019 maybe withdrawn too.

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Thu, 16 Nov 2017
Nigeria’s crude oil is under serious pressure at the international market, as Asian refiners have increasingly been moving away from their usual favourite, frequently opting for United State (U.S) crude oil, the Organisation of the Petroleum Exporting Countries (OPEC) has said.

Besides, Nigeria’s crude oil production declined by 54,200 barrels per day (bpd) from the 1.792bpd it recorded in September to 1.738 bpd in October.

OPEC, which made this disclosure in its November monthly oil report yesterday, said Taiwan’s latest tender showed Asians’ more appetite for U.S. crude oil and this would eventually lead to overhang of Nigeria’s crude oil.


It noted that differentials for Nigerian crude were also under pressure on low U.S. refining demand and with Chinese refiners increasingly switching their slate to use more U.S. crude over the last few months.

OPEC disclosed that during the month under review, trade was limited and some tenders that were expected to clear an overhang in November-loading Nigerian crude failed to do so.


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It explained: “The uplift in the Brent crude benchmark supported prices for light sweet crude Basket components from West and North Africa to remain above $55 per barrel.

Saharan Blend, Es Sider, Girassol, Bonny Light, Equatorial Guinea’s Zafiro and Gabon’s Rabi values increased on average by $1.30, or 2.3 per cent, to $57.38 per barrel.

“Nevertheless, physical crude price differentials for these grades were under pressure amid a build-up of excess cargoes due to weak Chinese demand.

“Asia is set to ramp up crude oil imports from the U.S. in late 2017 and early next year. As many as 11 tankers, partly or fully laden with US crude, are due to arrive in Asia in November, with another 12 to load oil in the U.S. later in October and November before sailing for Asia. Between November and January, very large volumes of U.S. crude are reported to be heading to Asia. This increasing arrival of arbitrage crude is putting significant pressure on West African and other Brent-related sweet grades. “

According to secondary sources, total OPEC-14 crude oil production averaged 32.59 mbpd in October, a decrease of 151 tbpd over the previous month. Crude oil output increased in Angola, Libya and Saudi Arabia, while production showed declines mainly in Iraq, Nigeria, Venezuela, Algeria and Iran.
Thu, 16 Nov 2017
Super Eagles’ Coach, Gernot Rohr has singled out the duo of goalkeeper Francis Odinaka Uzoho and Brian Idowu for special praise in Nigeria’s 4-2 win over Argentina in a pre-World Cup friendly.

Speaking after the game, Rohr, who handed debut to the duo, rated them as two players, who really impressed him during the match, which saw Nigeria recovering from two goals down to win 4-2.

Idowu scored on his debut after coming on for Ola Aina, while Uzoho ensured Nigeria didn’t concede again when he replaced Akpeyi, who conceded both goals.


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“Brian is a newcomer in the team, but he’s not the only one. We have three new players, and I would like to highlight our 19-year-old goalkeeper Uzoho. He played well. Such matches are specially designed so that we can assess new players in the team. We have three players who have a special relationship with Russia.

“We have Ahmed Musa and the captain (Mikel Obi) of the team. He has a connection here through the family. Brian played well, scored a goal. His prospects depend on how he will perform at the club. His debut, I am happy. On his position we have other options, so who will pick who plays better, he will be involved in the fight,” he said.

Also speaking after the match, Amkar Perm defender, Idowu said scoring on his debut for Nigeria gave him a wonderful feeling, just as he revealed that several Super Eagles players have been asking him questions about Russia.

Thu, 16 Nov 2017
The Center for Peace Advancement in Nigeria (CEPAN) has rehabilitated several youths in the Northeast and Plateau State who were addicted to drugs and have now become peace ambassadors. 


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Thu, 16 Nov 2017
The reign of the bears continued unabated on the trading floor of the Nigerian Stock Exchange (NSE), as major highly capitalised stocks depreciated in price, resulting to a further slide in the All-share index by 0.9 per cent. 

Thu, 16 Nov 2017
The Federal Government is in talks with MasterCard on ways to develop a digital framework for Nigeria to support ongoing transformation, to ensure the development of a more inclusive economy. 

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Thu, 16 Nov 2017
As part of efforts to reduce the burden of diabetes in Nigeria, Biofem Pharmaceuticals have embarked on free blood glucose screening and awareness exercise for 20,000 residents of Lagos State. 

Thu, 16 Nov 2017
Vice President, IndustriAll Global Union (Africa), Comrade Issa Aremu, has urged African governments to insist on fair international trade and ensure that they do not undermine the rights of African workers. 

Thu, 16 Nov 2017
The Comptroller General of the Nigeria Immigration Service, Muhammad Babandede, has revoked the residence permit of expatriate staff of six companies. 


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Thu, 16 Nov 2017
Four suicide bombers detonated in the Borno State capital and killed 14 people while wounding another 29, police said yesterday, in one of the largest such attacks in the city in years. 

Thu, 16 Nov 2017
Francis Ugwoke writes on the transport infrastructure decay, its effect on trade facilitation and the expectation that the Inland Dry Ports, Truck Transit Parks and rail... 


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Thu, 16 Nov 2017
The Federal Executive Council (FEC) has approved N458 million for the payment of consultancy services to a Malaysian firm to facilitate the review of its Economic Recovery and Growth Plan (ERGP) for a period of three months. 

Thu, 16 Nov 2017
The Second National Conference of the Theatre Arts and Motion Pictures Association of Nigeria (TAMPAN) will begin from November 16 to 18, 2018 with insights into the challenges confronting the Nigerian movie industry especially the menace of piracy. 

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