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NAIJA NEWSPAPERS: TODAY'S THE LEADERSHIP NEWSPAPER HEADLINES [21 DECEMBER, 2017].


Below are the headlines found on The Leadership Online Newspaper for today, Thursday, 21 December, 2017.

Thu, 21 Dec 2017
BY ALO ABIOLA, Ado EkitiAn Ekiti State High Court sitting in Ado-Ekiti yesterday sentenced a man, Waliu Abifarin, to death by hanging for armed robbery.Abifarin, according to the charge sheet, on 21st December, 2013 robbed one Shaibu Obanimoh of the sum of N250, 000 at Aleja Camp, Idege, Igirigiri Road, Ado-Ekiti, while armed with cutlass and other offensive weapons.The convict, who was first arraigned alongside one Haruna Onimisi, who escaped during the 2014 jailbreak from Ado-Ekiti prisons, wh 

Thu, 21 Dec 2017
BY FRANCIS OKOYE, MaiduguriThe Nigerian Army has said its troops of Operation Lafiya Dole, supported by soldiers of the Armed Forces Strike Group has killed 20 Boko Haram terrorists and captured 17 others in its clearance operations in Borno villages.The Army also said that the troops rescued over 100 elderly men, women andchildren, adding that preliminary investigation revealed that a large number of the rescued persons were held against their will and forced to work in farms under life threate 

Thu, 21 Dec 2017
BY ISAIAH BENJAMIN, KadunaThe apex northern sociocultural group, the Arewa Consultative Forum (ACF) says it learnt with grief the passing on of the former chairman, Federal Civil Service Commission, (FCSC) elder statesman, Alhaji Sule Katagum, the Wazirin Katagum on Sunday 17th December 2017 at age of 96.According to ACF in a statement issued by its national publicity secretary, Muhammad Ibrahim Biu said, the late Wazirin Katagum was a quintessential civil servant who served as chairman of FCSC 

Thu, 21 Dec 2017
BY MICHAEL OCHE, AbujaBusiness activities at the Federal Ministry of Finance was on Tuesday disrupted for several hours as protesting pensioners of the defunct Nigerian Airways barricaded the entrance to demand immediate payment of their severance package, which amounts to N45 billion.The pensioners lamented that the payment of the severance package haslingered since 2008, after former President Olusegun Obasanjo dissolved the Nigerian Airways.As early as 11am, the pensioners who arrived in thei 

Thu, 21 Dec 2017
Title sponsors of the Nigerian Womens Basketball League, Zenith Bank want a better structure put in place to improve the standard of the league and make it more competitive and economically rewarding for playersAn agreement to this effect was reached yesterday at a meeting between Zenith bank and Nigeria Basketball Federation (NBBF) at its corporate headquarters in Lagos.Mr Nwabueze Chidubem of Zenith Banks corporate communications department said there was need to set salary benchmarks for play 

Thu, 21 Dec 2017
By Salifu Usman, AbujaGhanaian golfer and five times winner, Vincent Torgah leads the pack of contenders aspiring to win the 2017 end of the season West African Golf Tour (WAG Tour) championship which officially tees off yesterday at the IBB International Golf and Country Club, Abuja.The tournament is one of the events on the 2017 schedule of the West African Golf Tour.Torgah is familiar with the green course of the IBB International Golf and Country Club having played PGA and WAG Tour on the co 

Thu, 21 Dec 2017
By Abdullahi Olesin, IlorinThe importance of technical education to the attainment of the much- desired national growth and development formed the nucleus of all the papers presented by various speakers during the 24th convocation of Kwara State Polytechnic, Ilorin.All the speakers at the event, including the Kwara State Governor, Alh Abdulfatah Ahmed, former Rector of Sokoto State Polytechnic, Prof Bashir Garba and the Rector of Kwara State Polytechnic, Ilorin,Alh Masud Elelu emphasized the nee 

Thu, 21 Dec 2017
By Abba MahmoodOn Saturday December 16, 2017, I was taking a nap in the morning when I got a phone call which woke me up. The caller was telling me that Alhaji Gidado Idris, the quintessential public servant who was Secretary to the Federal Government (SGF) had died the previous night. He died around 11:30pm on Friday at the age of 82. Alhaji Gidado had been ill for some time and was in an Abuja hospital having refused to be flown abroad for treatment. It was a great loss for Nigeria as Alhaji G 

Thu, 21 Dec 2017
BY MICHAEL OCHE AND AMINAT MOHAMMED, AbujaThe minister of Labour and Employment, Chris Ngige, has dispelled the fear of gender based discrimination in Nigerian workplaces as expressed by the International Monetary Fund (IMF) Article IV Consultation Team.The minister speaking recently when he received the IMF team led by IMF Economist, Western 1 Division, Africa Department, Mrs Monique Newiakw, on courtesy visit said, The fears you are expressing about gender-based discrimination in terms of work 

Thu, 21 Dec 2017
By Sunday Isuwa, AbujaThe Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) yesterday announced the promotion of 7,330 of its staff.The promoted personnel include 4,917 senior and 2,413 junior Staff.LEADERSHIP gathered that 4,917 promoted senior officers were successful in the promotion exercise conducted at the commissions headquarters and state offices throughout the country between August and November 2017.The promotion represents 92.1 per cent of a total of 5,335 staff (Grade Level 07-15) tha