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NAIJA NEWSPAPERS: TODAY'S THE GUARDIAN NEWSPAPER HEADLINES [17 DECEMBER, 2017].


Below are the headlines found on The Guardian Online Newspaper for today, Friday, 17 December, 2017.

Sun, 17 Dec 2017
The cold war between the National Universities Commission (NUC), and the Council of Legal Education (CLE) over, which organ of government is empowered to grant accreditation to law faculties may have gone full blown with the former insisting that the latter was usurping its functions. The CLE in a recent advertorial “cleared the air” on the number of universities, which law faculties have full accreditation. While some universities are already kicking, they appear to have the backing of the NUC, which maintains that more law faculties are fully accredited contrary to CLE’s claim.

In the November 8, 2017 advertisement, the CLE published a list of accredited and approved faculties of law in the country in what it described as the current accreditation status and approved quotas of recognised faculties of law of Nigerian universities. According to the CLE, of the 16 federal universities, 20 state-owned universities and 19 privately owned varsities, totaling 55, only one, the University of Lagos, has full accreditation for its law faculty. The remaining have either provisional accreditation, interim accreditation, suspended accreditation or approval to commence. Even though the publication effectively revived the cold war between the NUC and the CLE, as well as, agitated the minds of parents, guardians and some universities that are offering law programmes, the CLE maintained that the publication was “for the benefit and guidance of the public, parents and students…”

The law setting up the CLE, saddles it with the responsibility for the legal education of persons seeking to become members of the legal profession, a function, which it discharges through the institution of the Nigerian Law School, which gives professional and practical legal education to persons seeking to become legal practitioners. It further empowers it to carry out continuing legal education for legal practitioners; issue qualifying certificates to persons qualified for call to the Bar and incidental matters as Section 2(5) of the Act empowers the council to do such things as are expedient for the purpose of its functions.
Sun, 17 Dec 2017
President Muhammadu Buhari has called for a well-run regional mechanism for the evacuation, resettlement and empowerment of stranded citizens of the Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS) abroad.

Buhari, who harped on the consequences of irregular migration on young men, women and on economies, as well as, consequences of drug trafficking and capital flight on the region, contended that it is imperative that urgent action be taken to address these challenges.

In his remarks at the 52nd Ordinary Session of the Authority of Heads of States and Government of the ECOWAS, yesterday in Abuja, Buhari informed the heads of government that he has instructed the National Emergency Management Agency (NEMA) of Nigeria to speed up the evacuation of citizens stranded in Libya and facilitate their resettlement.


While announcing that returnees have been receiving needed support, even from state governments and non-governmental organisations, he added, “In collaboration with the International Organisation for Migration (IOM), we in Nigeria have been evacuating our compatriots, who are stranded in Libya.

“In West Africa, we live with constant threat of violent terrorist groups such as Boko Haram, AQIM and Al-Qaida. Nearly every week, we see and hear the horror of human trafficking perpetrated by trans-border syndicates, who lure our youths to slavery through irregular migration,” he stated.

Sun, 17 Dec 2017
One of the best parts of Christmas is the gifting process. You might screw your nose up asking if people get and receive gifts in Nigeria, but the truth is that some people do and if you're not the type of person that has given or received a gift, then this is your guide on [] 

Sun, 17 Dec 2017
Lagos is not exactly a place where the people have imbibed the coffee culture, so you can imagine my surprise when I saw the number of cars parked at Vestar Coffee, I made a mental note to visit again out of curiosity. Vestar Coffee is located at 26A, Oju Olobun Close, Off Bishop Oluwole Street, [] 

Sun, 17 Dec 2017
When The Wedding Party was released in cinemas in December 2016, it became the highest-grossing Nigerian movie of all time, making over N203 million worldwide in just two weeks at the Box Office. On its first day in the Box Office, The Wedding Party 2: Destination Dubai earned over N20 million. Produced by the ELFIKE [] 

Sun, 17 Dec 2017
Every week is pregnant with headlines that make us laugh, stand up for something or just reflect on life. This week, Nigerians are solidly behind Timaya as he gets his first Grammy nomination and the legendary anonymous Ikoyi whistleblower has moved on from the shores of the country. These are the stories that made our [] 

Sun, 17 Dec 2017
Time was when Christmas trees began sprouting up in Christian homes early December. These trees usually arrive with fancy lights in tow, as well as, sundry decorations... 

Sun, 17 Dec 2017
The cold war between the National Universities Commission (NUC), and the Council of Legal Education (CLE) over, which organ of government is empowered... 

Sun, 17 Dec 2017
There are not so much shooting wars in Africa now (except South Sudan), as there are political crassness and economic wars that shut down the hopes and dreams... 


Sun, 17 Dec 2017
When Arioch, the commander of the king's guard, came to kill them, Daniel handled the situation with wisdom and discretion. 

Sun, 17 Dec 2017
Governor Darius Ishaku of Taraba State has alerted Nigerians of clandestine plans to thwart the peace efforts in the state by some undesirable elements... 

Sun, 17 Dec 2017
Our raw materials are sourced wholly from outside the country. This is because, the Nigerian petrochemical industry, where we should source raw materials from is not working... 

Sun, 17 Dec 2017
At his Shop B1 in the Leather and Allied Products Manufacturing Section of the Ariaria International Industrial Shoe Market, Aba, Abia State, is Emmanuel Ogbonna... 

Sun, 17 Dec 2017
Fellow of Pharmaceutical Society of Nigeria (PSN), Sir Chris Atuegwu, is the Managing Director of Mitchell Laboratories Limited, makers of CIKA range of drugs. 

Sun, 17 Dec 2017
Members of God's Kingdom Society, GKS, comprising about 10 groups in Lagos Zone, recently gathered at their Service Hall in Olodi Apapa, Lagos, to celebrate the church's Freedom Day... 

Sun, 17 Dec 2017
The police in Abuja yesterday paraded a woman found to be in possession of 187 bags of Indian hemp. 

Sun, 17 Dec 2017
Infinite Treasures III is the third in the series of pleasurable treasures of paintings on canvases, drawings on papers, wood and metal/bronze sculptures. 

Sun, 17 Dec 2017
An uneasy calm now pervades Abonnema, in Akuku Toru Local Government Area of Rivers State over chieftaincy tussle between the Amayanabo of Abonnema (king) Disrael Gbobo Bobmanuel and some chiefs. 

Sun, 17 Dec 2017
The ongoing debate and discourse on payment of tithe and its utilisation has taken another dimension, as the Chairman, The Africa Future (TAF), a non-governmental organisation... 

Sun, 17 Dec 2017
The CHAN Eagles will today clash with the Mountain of Fires Mountain of Fire and Miracles Ministries Football Club (MFM FC) in the final match of the Nigeria Professional Football League... 

Sun, 17 Dec 2017
The government of the United Kingdom has disclosed plans to invest 360m over the next five years with a view to saving over 200 million people suffering from Tricomia... 

Sun, 17 Dec 2017
Igbogbo community, Lagos, came alive recently when her sons and daughters, home and abroad, gathered in the ancient city to celebrate the one-year coronation... 

Sun, 17 Dec 2017
The Dangote conglomerate and its chairman, Alhaji Aliko Dangote, have provided N18.5m seed fund to facilitate construction of the Abia State Education for Employment (E4E) Job Centre Building. 

Sun, 17 Dec 2017
The Department of Petroleum Resources (DPR), Kano Operations, has urged consumers to stop panic buying, as products are being distributed under close monitoring by the agency.