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NAIJA NEWSPAPERS: TODAY'S THE GUARDIAN NEWSPAPER HEADLINES [15 NOVEMBER, 2017].


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Below are the headlines found on The Guardian Online Newspaper for today, Monday, 13 November, 2017.

Wed, 15 Nov 2017
President Muhammad Buhari yesterday described his presence in Ebonyi State as a demonstration of strong belief in Nigeria’s unity. Buhari, who did not inspect the guard of honour both at Nkweagu military cantonment and the Government House, maintained his usual line of non-negotiability of Nigeria’s unity. “Our diversity is almost unique and sure,” he said.

Recalling his meeting with the leaders from the Southeast in Abuja last month, Buhari assured the region of his desire to deliver on his promises.
According to him, the 2018 budget includes many projects for the South east in the areas of power, agriculture and social services while contractors handling the Second Niger Bridge have been mobilised and the region would start to witness rapid infrastructural development soon.


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The president who is in Ebonyi on a one-day working visit praised Governor David Umahi for keeping aside party affiliation to focus on tuning around the state with his visionary programmes.“I am delighted to be here in Abakaliki to interact with the good people of Ebonyi State and indeed the south east region. I express my gratitude to the people for their hospitality and warm reception since I arrived this state.


“ I commend Governor Umahi for his vision and commitment to the development of this state. Some of the projects I commissioned since my arrival are laudable. I am also grateful to the traditional rulers of Ebonyi State for the honour bestowed on me with the traditional title of Enyi Oha1.”

For his help to the state especially in the areas, of agriculture and solid minerals, Umahi described the honour on Buhari as well deserved. He said: “Today, you made us a giant in agriculture and so, we have here with us 2,000 bags of rice and 2,000 tubers of yam to give to our president.
Wed, 15 Nov 2017
Anambra Police Commissioner Umar Abubakar has been redeployed, less than a week to its governorship election.Also reshuffled were the Deputy Commissioner of Police (DCP) in charge of operations, DCP in charge of administration, ACP in charge of administration, state officer in charge of the Special Anti-Robbery Squad (SARS) and aides to Governor Willie Obiano.

Three Commissioners have consequently been deployed by the Inspector General of Police (IGP), Ibrahim Idris. Obiano has, however, cried foul over the sudden withdrawal of the security officers, saying the move exposed his life to danger.

“I will start the fight from here. I am the governor. All paraphernalia of office should not be withdrawn. It is not acceptable,” said Obiano, during a stakeholders’ meeting organised by the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) in Awka yesterday.


He described the redeployment as a dangerous signal capable of overheating the polity and demanded the immediate return of the personnel, warning that the actors behind the rejig would be disappointed.Police spokesman, Chief Superintendent Jimoh Moshood, confirmed the removal of Abubakar and other top officials, describing it as “routine in the police”.

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Wed, 15 Nov 2017
The planned Truck Transit Park initiative of the Nigerian Shippers’ Council (NSC), would gulp over N4.8 billion, even as investors are jostling to secure a stake in the project.
The Minister for Transportation, Rotimi Amaechi, assured that the N4.8 billion Truck Transit Park (TTP), in eight locations across the country, and another six Inland Container Depots (ICD) are aimed at solving the chaos currently experienced in Nigerian ports.

The Truck Transit Park (TTP) project is a modern state-of-the-art facility situated just off the highways, designed to provide temporary rest location where truck drivers can conveniently park their vehicles in a healthy environment, get accommodation, fuel, food, drinks, restrooms, showers and other basic supplies like oil and spare parts as well as services in high use corridors.


Amaechi said, ”the TTPs have worked in the advanced countries and will also work in Nigeria because we are going to follow the international standards.,”

Chief Executive Officer, the Nigerian Stock Exchange, Oscar Onyeama, at NSC’s breakfast meeting in Lagos stressed the need to exploit the bond market to raise fund for infrastructure projects.

He noted that investment prospects for the transport sector is viable, while calling for lunching of fund that primarily focus on transport infrastructure.

Chairman, Senate Committee on Aviation, Adamu Aliero, said: “There is serious deficit in our infrastructure and the only way we can overcome this challenge is by sourcing for funds and relying on the private sector,”

Executive Secretary, NSC, Hassan Bello said: “Investment benefits of TTP includes; guaranteed returns on investment for the investor; Investors will have the benefit of managing an industrial and logistics hub with numerous incentives”

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Wed, 15 Nov 2017
Governor Abdulfatah Ahmed believes the Kwara Open Golf Championship will soon become Nigeria’s number event if Sterling Bank continued to support it.
Speaking at the end of the Kwara Open, which attracted players from across West Africa, an elated Governor Ahmed also said he was happy over the honour accorded him as the Vice-president at the Kwara Open. He praised Sterling Bank for helping to deliver a successful competition.


Nigeria Golf Federation (NGF) President, Prince Olagunsoye Oyinlola also thanked Sterling Bank for identifying with the game of golf, saying golf needed such support to become Nigeria’s game of choice.

 
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Sunday Olapade won the lion share of the N5 million purse at the Open with a brilliant 277, 11 under par over 72 holes.Some of the dignitaries that graced the occasion were the Senior Regional Manager Sterling Bank, Ademola Adeyemi, the Director of PGA of Nigerian, Mr. Samson Lawal and the Captain Ilorin Golf Club, Olayiwola Abdulmalik.
Wed, 15 Nov 2017
The Taraba State government has asked the Senate to intervene to enable it get a refund of N30billion spent on federal roads.The Deputy Governor, Haruna Manu, made the appeal yesterday in Jalingo, the state capital. 

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Wed, 15 Nov 2017
Following heavy price losses suffered by virtually all the highly capitalised stocks, especially Nestle, and Guinness, equity transactions on the Nigerian Stock Exchange closed on a downturn yesterday... 

Wed, 15 Nov 2017
HMD Global, the home of Nokia phones, has launched the Nokia 2, a smartphone associated with great battery life.With two-day battery life, the Nokia 2 is built to keep going long after other smartphones need recharging. 

Wed, 15 Nov 2017
Stakeholders at the sixth edition of the Niger Delta Development Forum have collectively proposed a regional action plan for the oil rich Niger Delta region. 


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Wed, 15 Nov 2017
Imo State Governor Rochas Okorocha yesterday faulted critics of his government for erecting the statues of some African presidents, saying he was ready to be investigated on the matter. 

Wed, 15 Nov 2017
Members of the opposition Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) caucus of the House of Representatives yesterday rose from an emergency meeting insisting that there were moves by the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC) to muzzle opposition. 

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Wed, 15 Nov 2017
The Federal Government yesterday assured that it would protect nuclear materials and radioactive sources from getting into the hands of non-state actors, who are likely to deploy them in causing havoc and engaging in crimes. 

Wed, 15 Nov 2017
The House of Representatives yesterday mandated its Committee on Local Content to investigate alleged violations of local content act by foreign oil firms doing business in the country. 

Wed, 15 Nov 2017
Justice Abdul Kafarati of the Federal High Court yesterday reserved ruling in the suit by the Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB) to vacate its proscription order. 

Wed, 15 Nov 2017
The Edo State Chairman of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), Dan Orbih yesterday accused the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC) of inflicting pain, hunger and excessive taxes on the people of the state. 

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