NAIJA NEWSPAPERS: TODAY'S THE GUARDIAN NEWSPAPER HEADLINES [30 NOVEMBER, 2017].


Below are the headlines found on The Guardian Online Newspaper for today, Thursday, 30 November, 2017.

Thu, 30 Nov 2017

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Nigerians stranded in Libya and other parts of the world would be brought home and rehabilitated, President Muhammadu Buhari has stated.

He spoke against the backdrop of recent reports that hundreds of African ‎refugees and migrants in Libya were being sold into slavery.

The reports indicated merchants were preying on vulnerable individuals attempting to reach Europe via the Mediterranean Sea, a route described as the world’s deadliest.


In an interactive session with members of the Nigerian community in Abidjan, Côte d’Ivoire, on the margins of the 5th AU-EU Summit, Buhari said steps would be taken to stem the tide of illegal migration by Nigerians. he committed to reducing the number of citizens heading for Europe illegally through the Sahara Desert and the Mediterranean Sea by improving education, healthcare, food security and other necessities in the homeland.

His spokesman, Garba Shehu, yesterday quoted the President as noting the difficulty in identifying the origin of the people who died attempting the perilous journey, given lack of documentation.

“It was announced that 26 Nigerians died recently in the Mediterranean and hurriedly buried without autopsy to establish the cause of death before they proved that they were all Nigerians, they buried them. But the evidence I have from the Senior Special Assistant on Diaspora and Foreign Affairs (Mrs. Abike Dabiri-Erewa) is that only three of them were identified as Nigerians. But I’ll not be surprised if the majority of them were Nigerians.

“For people to cross the Sahara, and the Mediterranean in shanty boats… We will try and keep them at home. But anybody who died in the desert and the Mediterranean without documents, to prove that such is a Nigerian, there is absolutely nothing we can do.”

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Thu, 30 Nov 2017
The Ministry of Finance yesterday suspended the director-general of the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC), Mounir Gwarzo, over alleged financial impropriety and abuse of office.

The head of media division, Abdulsalam Naif Habu, and the head of legal department, Mrs. Anastasia Omozele Braimoh, were also suspended on allegation of financial misconduct.

Gwarzo was alleged to have paid himself a N104m severance package. Other allegations were: “He is a director in Medusa Investment Limited, in violation of Public Services Rules (PRS) 030424. He awarded contracts to the same company and other companies to which he is related, thus resulting in a conflict of interest.”


The Minister of Finance, Mrs. Kemi Adeosun, said his suspension would pave the way for unhindered investigation and was also in line with PSR 03405 and 03406, adding that a panel to determine his culpability had been set up.

Gwarzo has been directed to immediately hand over to the most senior officer at the commission, pending the conclusion of investigation.

Reacting to the development, the president of Constance Shareholders Association of Nigeria, Shehu Mallam Mikail, urged government to involve the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) in the investigation.

He said: “If government wants to fight corruption in the capital market, they must involve the services of the EFCC in order to ascertain the true state of the matter. If he is found guilty, he must be brought to book. Many things are actually going on in the commission because the reference made on the account number and the company is proof that there is more to it.

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Thu, 30 Nov 2017
At 98, Pa Akintola Williams’ love for Nigeria still burns. The doyen of the Accountancy profession demonstrated it yesterday at the Metropolitan Club, Victoria Island, Lagos where he went to register in the ongoing identity card scheme. It is spearheaded by the National Identity Management Commission (NIMC).

Williams was flanked by some other elder statesmen, including Chief Obafemi Olopade, 91, Chief (Dr) Christopher Oladipo Ogunbanjo, 93 and Prof. Frank Okiosor, 85, who said they were at the prestigious elite recreation centre to emphasize their belief in Nigeria and tell the younger generation to show faith in the country.

The interest and commitment demonstrated by the older generations of successful Nigerians like Pa Williams aroused the curiosity of youths, who also came for the exercise.


Williams, who was supported by Pa Olopade who is the president of the Metropolitan Club and others during the exercise at its secretariat, got captured at exactly 12: 18 pm. His temporary identity card slip was printed and issued to him at 12:25pm. It was a hitch-free and well-coordinated exercise led by the Regional Coordinator of NIMC, Mr. Kayode Adegoke and State Coordinator, Lagos East, Mr. Olumide Aremu.

Speaking after his registration, Pa Williams described the exercise as a laudable idea, which he said was overdue.

“The exercise would help us, as Nigerians, to have true picture of the population,” he said. He encouraged Nigerians to avail themselves of the opportunity to be captured, especially as the commission has many centres in all Nigeria’s 774 local governments. “If at 98, I can be cajoled by the President of my club, Chief Olopade to undertake this, I will also advise other Nigerians, irrespective of their age, to avail themselves of the opportunity of registering. There is a bright future ahead of Nigeria irrespective of the challenges it is currently going through.”

Chief Olopade disclosed that the Head of the defunct Interim National Government (ING), Chief Earnest Shonekan, former Minister of Petroleum, Chief Philip Asiodu, one time Managing Director, Nestle Plc. Chief Oladapo Osunkeye and others, who were also members of the club, would do their capturing yesterday (Thursday). 

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Thu, 30 Nov 2017
US President Donald Trump publicly upbraided British Prime Minister and ostensible ally Theresa May late Wednesday, rebutting her criticism of anti-Muslim propaganda in a diplomatic row between the two leaders.

Plunging headlong into a high-profile spat with one of America’s closest international partners, Trump suggested May focus on defending the United Kingdom rather than criticizing him.

“@theresa_may, don’t focus on me, focus on the destructive Radical Islamic Terrorism that is taking place within the United Kingdom. We are doing just fine!” he tweeted, after an earlier tweet with the same message used the wrong Twitter handle for May.

Trump had drawn fierce condemnation at home and abroad earlier in the day for retweeting three incendiary anti-Muslim videos posted by the deputy head of a British far-right group who has been convicted of a hate crime.


May said through a spokesperson that Trump was “wrong” to promote the “hateful narratives” of the group, British First.

Trump’s interventions in British politics have strained the so-called “special relationship.”

He has infuriated British authorities with his tweets on terrorism in Britain, including highly publicized run-ins with London’s Muslim mayor Sadiq Khan.


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Khan on Wednesday described Britain First as “a vile, hate-fuelled organisation whose views should be condemned, not amplified.”

Before Trump’s latest missive, the White House had scrambled to limit the fallout, saying that even if the anti-Muslim videos were misleading, the president was pointing out a real problem.

“The threat is real, and that’s what the president is talking about,” said White House spokeswoman Sarah Sanders.
Thu, 30 Nov 2017
Following its proposed $200million five-year strategic expansion plan, Global Spectrum Energy Services Plc, has announced a target Profit Before Tax of N2.6billion... 

Thu, 30 Nov 2017
Lead player of defending champions, Team Offikwu, Sylvester Emmanuel has been given the 'all clear' by his doctors to play in the semifinal tie against Team Civil Defence in Abuja this weekend. 

Thu, 30 Nov 2017
The Federal Government of Nigeria has dragged three male suspects; Afam Ofor, 26 years, Peter Gabriel, 30 years and Edwin Nwobodo, 25 years, before a Federal High Court... 

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Thu, 30 Nov 2017
Nigerians have been advised to sustain family values by inculcating right values in their children and wards in order to overcome the challenges of the changing world. 

Thu, 30 Nov 2017
Three persons, Timilehin Akomolafe, Michael Popoola and Henry Usifo, who were kidnapped by unknown gunmen in Ondo State last week Friday, have been rescued by the state Police Command. 

Thu, 30 Nov 2017
Another civil servant has allegedly committed suicide in Kogi State. He is 47-year-old Abdullahi Uye Zhiya from Oguma in Bassa Local Council of the state. 

Thu, 30 Nov 2017
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Thu, 30 Nov 2017
Pro-Chancellor and Chairman, governing council, McPherson University (McU), Sotayo, Seriki, Ogun State, Prof Olurinde Lafe, has charged the institution's new graduates... 

Thu, 30 Nov 2017
Organisers of the annual Okpekpe Race have promised to continue to ensure that only the best runners grace the event, which was recently conferred with the silver label by International Association of Athletics Federations (IAAF). 


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Thu, 30 Nov 2017
The vice chancellor, Ahmadu Bello University, (ABU) Zaria, Prof Ibrahim Garba has posited that the nation's institutions are not ranked among the best in the world... 

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