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NAIJA NEWSPAPERS: TODAY'S THE DAILY TRUST NEWSPAPER HEADLINES [24 NOVEMBER, 2017]


Below are the headlines found on The Daily Trust Online Newspaper for today, Friday, 24 November, 2017.


Fri, 24 Nov 2017
The presidency has opened discussions with the Senate leadership over the refusal of the upper chamber to confirm the head of the country’s anti-graft agency.
The Senate twice refused to confirm Ibrahim Magu as the chairman of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC). 
 
But the government has kept Magu in office in acting capacity for over one year now.
This has, however, drawn the ire of the Senate which has stood down nearly all nomination requests from the Presidency until Magu is removed.
Sources told Daily Trust yesterday that the Presidency has reached out to the Senate in order to find a middle ground upon which the dispute could be resolved.
 A meeting to that effect was held on Monday with both parties, our sources said.
Presidency and Senate sources said, at the moment, confirmation of close to 50 nominees of the president is pending. 
Confirmation of nominees for the Deputy Governor and four members of the Monetary Policy Committee (MPC) of the Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN), Pension Commission (PenCom),  Code of Conduct Bureau (CBB), Independent Corrupt Practices Commission (ICPC), National Lottery Regulatory Commission (NLRC), Federal Roads Maintenance Agency (FERMA) among others, are pending.
Contacted, Senior Special Assistant to the President on National Assembly (Senate), 
Senator Ita Enang confirmed that the presidency has resumed talk with the Senate.
“We are not resting on our oars; we are conducting the best and highest level of diplomacy. We have started talking again; we have changed the tone of our speaking. We are arriving at something like a middle ground that would be satisfactory to all parties.

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“So long that these appointments stand unconfirmed, foreign investment, funding from foreign partners and governance are being affected. We are not attacking, we are engaging and I believe in the next few days, the result will be evidenced and we will come out of it,” he said.
Asked whether the executive has agreed to sack Magu, Enang said: “We are working with them and we are arriving at some solutions “.
When our correspondent asked him to list the number of pending confirmation, he said: “We have nominees for NERC, CBN, Pension Commission, NDIC, NDDC among others.”
Again when asked on whether the executive has agreed to implement the resolution on Magu, he repeated: “We are arriving at some solutions “.
Meanwhile, the Senate yesterday confirmed the nomination of Rufus O. Akeju (Lagos) and Mohammed Isah (Kebbi) as Resident Electoral Commissioners of  the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC).
The confirmation followed the consideration of the report of Senate committee of INEC on the screening chaired by Senator Suleiman Nazif (APC,Bauchi). The Senate approved the recommendation of the committee rejecting Ahmad Bello Mahmud ( Zamfara).
The confirmation came five months after 12 other nominees (RECs) had been confirmed. Our correspondent reports that Senator Tijjani Kaura (APC, Zamfara) and Senator Kabiru Marafa  clashed over the Zamfara nominee.
While Marafa was in favour of the confirmation of the nominee, Kaura objected to it on the grounds that   the (nominee) was not from Zamfara state. He said the nominee is from Sokoto state.
Fri, 24 Nov 2017
The Federal Executive Council [FEC] held a special retreat in Abuja last Monday on the challenges of education in Nigeria. 


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Fri, 24 Nov 2017
An aspirant for the national chairmanship of the PDP, Chief Raymond Dokpesi, has said that most APC members that are seen as saints are former members of the PDP. 

Fri, 24 Nov 2017
The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) has said that the conduct of election for the Anambra Central Senatorial rerun would not go beyond December. 

Fri, 24 Nov 2017
The wife of a former National Chairman of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), Dr Ahmadu Ali, has left her husbands party for the All Progressives Congress (APC). 

Fri, 24 Nov 2017
The All Progressives Congress (APC) and its acting chairman in Ondo, Ade Adetimehin, have prayed the Federal High Court sitting in Akure to dismiss a suit challenging the removal of Isaac Kekemeke as the state chairman of the party. 

Fri, 24 Nov 2017
An aspirant for the national chairman of the Peoples' Democratic Party (PDP) Raymond Dokpesi has stated that most of APC members that are seen as saints are former members of the party. 

Fri, 24 Nov 2017
ActionAid Nigeria (AAN) has called for concerted action to correct the poor participation of women in politics and governance in the country.

Fri, 24 Nov 2017
An Upper Area Court sitting in Masaka, Nasarawa State, has ordered the remand of three men, David Boyi, Bulus Dio, and Ibrahim Sure, for alleged cheating. 

Fri, 24 Nov 2017
A motorist has died after he rammed into a stationary sewage evacuation tanker in Gwarimpa. 

Fri, 24 Nov 2017
Chairman of the Nigeria Union of Teachers (NUT), Abaji branch, Comrade Mohammed Sani Loko, has said no primary school teacher has rejected transfer to another school in the area. 

Fri, 24 Nov 2017
A non-governmental organisation, Disability Rights Advocacy Centre (DRAC), has called on religious leaders in the Federal Capital Territory to help end discrimination against persons with disabilities by preaching and practicing disability inclusion. 

Fri, 24 Nov 2017
A man has been found dead in an hotel room where he had lodged in Second Avenue Gwarimpa. 


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Fri, 24 Nov 2017
The FCT chapter of the National Youth Council of Nigeria (NYCN) has been urged to ensure peaceful conduct during its congress slated for December 17, 2017 in Abuja. 

Fri, 24 Nov 2017
The secretary of Abaji Area Council, Alhaji Kamal Adamu Shuaibu, has declared that there is no vacancy in the councils chairmans seat in the 2019 council election in the area.

Fri, 24 Nov 2017
National Council for Women Societies (NCWS) has said women remain indispensable in the economy diversification agenda of the Federal Government. 

Fri, 24 Nov 2017
The Permanent Secretary, Federal Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development (FMARD), Dr. 

Fri, 24 Nov 2017
The Nigerian Communications Commission (NCC) and the Nigeria Security and Civil Defence Corps (NSCDC) have signed a Memorandum of Understanding on the protection of critical national infrastructures. 

Fri, 24 Nov 2017
The Federal Government has urged the Committee for Economic and Commercial Cooperation of Organization of Islamic Cooperation (COMCEC) to devise ways of boosting intra-trade amongst member -countries. 

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Fri, 24 Nov 2017
From an installed capacity of 408,000 vehicle, Nigerias vehicle production capacity has hit 7000 vehicles per annum, it was revealed yesterday. 

Fri, 24 Nov 2017
A House of Representatives committee has said that Nigeria is losing millions of naira in revenue to operators of lottery activities in the country. 

Fri, 24 Nov 2017
Smile Communications and MediaTek have teamed up to bring the latest VoLTE smartphones to customers in Nigeria, Uganda, Tanzania and the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC). 

Fri, 24 Nov 2017
The United Nations Industrial Development Organisation (UNIDO) and the Nigeria Investment Promotion Commission (NIPC) have launched a financial appraisal application, Comfar Lite, for projects initiated by Micro, Small and Medium Enterprises in Nigeria. 

Fri, 24 Nov 2017
As the festive season and end-of-year holidays gets underway, Africas biggest retail giant, Shoprite is preparing to deliver an unbelievable Black Friday promotion.

Fri, 24 Nov 2017
The ruling All Progressives Congress APC has flagged off its 1st National Unity Football Championship holding in the Federal Capital Territory (FCT), Abuja. 

Fri, 24 Nov 2017
The Nigerian Television Authority (NTA) Headquarters defeated their counterparts from the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) 2-1 yesterday in Abuja to win the 2017 FCT SWAN five-a-side football competition. 

Fri, 24 Nov 2017
Imeh Joseph and Oparaoji Uche have qualified for the semi-finals of this years Dala Hard Court Tennis Championship in Kano. 

Fri, 24 Nov 2017
Pension Fund Administrators (PFAs) based in the Nigerian capital, Abuja will take to the field, come December 1-3, 2017 as the second edition of the PFAs 5-a-side Football Competition holds at the Planet Futsal Football centre, Utako. 


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Fri, 24 Nov 2017
Zlatan Ibrahimovic became the first player to represent seven different clubs in the Champions League when he came on as a 74th-minute substitute for Manchester United in their 1-0 defeat to Basel on Wednesday. 

Fri, 24 Nov 2017
Seven Nigerian sportsmen and women who distinguished themselves this year have been nominated to be honoured during the maiden Nigerian Awards for Sporting Excellence (NASE). The award ceremony will hold next week Saturday, December 2, 2017, at Airport Hotel, Ikeja Lagos. 

Fri, 24 Nov 2017
Willian scored twice as Chelsea progressed to the last 16 of the Champions League with a comfortable victory against 10-man Qarabag yesterday.

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