NAIJA NEWSPAPERS: TODAY'S THE LEADERSHIP NEWSPAPER HEADLINES [6TH DECEMBER, 2017].


Below are the headlines found on The Leadership Online Newspaper for today, Wednesday, 6th December, 2017.

Wed, 06 Dec 2017
By Chuwang Dungs, Gombe.A coalition of women drawn from 5 local government areas in Gombe state has called on Nigerian women to participate actively in the ongoing debate for the restructuring of the country.Members of the coalition made their position known on Tuesday at the Gombe state Assembly complex after embarking on a street rally organized by a Non governmental organization, Hope Foundation For The Lonely supported by Action Aids Nigeria.The group noted that women were totally excluded i 

Wed, 06 Dec 2017
By Ejike Ejike, AbujaThe Minister of Transportation, Rotimi Amaechi said it was time for the President Moammed Buharis administration to move on and forget about criticising past administration..Amaechi, who stated this in Abuja while receiving report in the Inter-Ministerial Committee for the Finalization of the Draft National Transport Policy, said his ministry will continue to ensure that the yearly budget is maximised to benefit the common man..The minister, who made reference to development 

Wed, 06 Dec 2017
The President of the Bobsled & Skeleton Federation of Nigeria, Solomon Ogba, has attributed the success of the Access Bank Lagos City Marathon to the vision of Lagos State Governor, Akinwunmi Ambode.Ogba, who was President of the Athletic Federation of Nigeria between 2009 and April 2017, said: Lagos has all the ingredients to host a world-class marathon. As President of AFN, I approached many officials of the Lagos State Government, but they didnt welcome the idea. A few weeks after Ambode 

Wed, 06 Dec 2017
By Salifu Usman, AbujaAs cases of high profile international doping in sports persists, Nigerias ministry of youth and sports development, has stepped up campaign to educate presidents and secretaries of sports federations on the need to promote and sustain value-based anti-doping culture, dope-free sports, and win clean.Since 2002 when official documentation of drug testing commenced in Nigeria, about 100 Nigerian athletes have tested positive for doping.Declaring a two day anti-doping seminar 

Wed, 06 Dec 2017
.2018 Budget Passes Second Reading as Senate Adjourns Till Nov. 19BY SOLOMON AYADO and AHURAKA ISAH, AbujaSenate has raised the oil benchmark for the 2018 budget to $47 contrary from the $45 per barrel as proposed by President Muhammadu Buhari.The decision of Senate yesterday at plenary followed a careful consideration and adoption of the report by its Joint Committee on Finance , Appropriations, and National Planning and Economic Affairs on the 2018 -2020 Medium Term Expenditure Framework (MTEF 

Wed, 06 Dec 2017
By Chibuzo Ukaibe, AbujaBarely days to the national convention of thePeoples Democratic Party (PDP), the crisis in the South-west region of the party astwo divisions of the Court of Appeal have given separate rulings over the leadership tussle in the zone.The rulings it was learnt has sparked confusion following the interpretation being given to the two orders by the warring camps.WhileEddy Olafeso claimed the order for stay of execution from the Ado-Ekiti Division of the appellate court had con 

Wed, 06 Dec 2017
BY ISAIAH BENJAMIN ,KadunaThe Islamic Movement of Nigeria (IMN), also known as Shittes group has dragged Kaduna State Governor, Mallam Nasir El-Rufai and seven others including the state government before a Federal High Court sitting in Kaduna over an infringement of her fundamental rights.The applicants are seeking for themselves and on behalf of the IMN for a declaration that the incessant harassments, molestation and open violent physical attacks on its members, by security agents is deprivin 

Wed, 06 Dec 2017
By Abah Adah, AbujaThe federal government yesterday hinted of its target to have 10, 000 mini-grids by which it will generate 3,000 megawatts (mw) of electricity to energise underserved off-grid communities across Nigeria by year 2020.The Managing Director, Rural Electrification Agency (REA), Mrs Damilola Ogunbiyi disclosed this at the on-going energy conference on Mini Grid in Abuja.Mrs Ogunbiyi said the agency is securing $350 million from the World Bank for the purpose of rural electrificatio 

Wed, 06 Dec 2017
BY SOLOMON AYADO and AHURAKAH ISAH, AbujaPresident Muhammadu Buhari yesterday wrote to Senate, requesting the approval for appointment of Mr . Anthony Ojukwu as Executive Secretary of the National Human Rights Commission.Senate Bukola Saraki conveyed the request in a letter personally signed by Buhari which he (Saraki) read to senators during the plenary.In accordance with provisions of Section 8 of the National Human Rights Commission Act 2010, I have the pleasure to present Mr . Anthony Okechu 

Wed, 06 Dec 2017
Osa Okhomina,YenagoaThe Bayelsa State Government has said the Federal Ministry of Finance has not released the monthly federal allocation for November 2017 to the state as well as the expected Paris Club debt refund.According to the Press Statement issued yesterday via email and signed by the Commissioner for Information and Orientation, Mr. Daniel Iworiso-Markson, the Bayelsa Government stated that the funds due to state governments have not been released because of the failure of the Federal G 
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