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NAIJA NEWSPAPERS: TODAY'S THE TRIBUNE NEWSPAPER HEADLINES [16 JANUARY, 2018].


Below are the headlines found on The Tribune Online Newspaper for today, Tuesday16 January, 2017.

Tue, 16 Jan 2018

Following allegations of professional misconduct,  the Legal Practitioners’ Privileges Committee (LPPC) has stripped Mr. Kunle Ogunba of the rank of Senior Advocate of Nigeria (SAN).
The decision came after the LPPC found merit in a petition against Ogunba by Honeywell Group.
LPPC made this known in a statement dated 11th January 2018 issued at the end of its 129th Plenary Meeting.
The statement which was signed by the Chief Registrar of the Supreme Court and Secretary of the LPPC, Mrs. Hadizatu Mustapha stated that the decision to strip Ogunba of the rank was based on a petition filed against him by the lawyer by Honeywell Group.
Honeywell Group according to the statement accused Mr. Ogunba of misconduct which consists of institution of multiplicity of proceedings before different judges of the Federal High Court on the same subject with the deliberate aim of abusing the process of Court and derailing the course of Justice.
The committee  found merit in the allegation and proceeded to take action against the SAN.
The decision of the Committee takes effect immediately.
In a related development the Committee also announced the withdrawal of the nomination of Oluwatoyin Ajoke Bashorun Esq for the conferment of the rank of Senior Advocate.
According to the statement by the Committee, Bashorun conducted herself in a manner which is clearly in contravention of the provisions of paragraphs 18(2) (a) & (c) and 19 (a) (b) (c) & (d) of the Guidelines for the Conferment of the Rank of Senior Advocate of Nigeria 2016.”
It would be recalled that the LPPC had after announcing Mrs. Bashorun as one of the 30 successful candidates for the award of the rank, deferred her swearing in following what the committee referred to as “facts which emerged after she had been announced among the 30 successful candidates in July.

Tue, 16 Jan 2018

THE Operatives attached with the Federal Capital Territory, FCT, ‎Police Command, Abuja have arrested a 37 years old woman, mother of Four for parading her self as Hajia Aisha Muhammadu Buhari, wife of President Muhammadu Buhari to solicit for juice contracts from heads of Federal government establishments in Abuja.

The FCT, Commissioner of Police, CP Sadiq Abubakar Bello disclosed this on Monday while parading the suspect before newsmen in Abuja
According to the CP, the woman was using the name of the First Lady to solicit for contracts and financial assistance from unsuspecting members of the Public, especially heads of government establishments
He said that the suspect was however arrested by Police Operatives on the 10th of January this year, at Fadama 111 Project Office, Maitama, Abuja, following a report that she contacted the Coordinator of the Project that wanted assistance in her capacity as the First Lady.
According to him,’upon her arrest, a phone and a newly acquired Aitel SIM card registered in the name of Aisha Buhari, First Lady of the Federal Republic of Nigeria was recovered from the suspect
“Investigation is ongoing with a view to contacting other people she must have duped in the name of the First Lady, at the end of the investigation, she will be charged to Court”.
Bello, however, advised the members of the Public to always be double sure of whom they were dealing with before they would part with their money or property.

Tue, 16 Jan 2018
THOUGH he is against the anti-grazing laws enacted by some state governments in the country which has led to violent clashes between herders and farmers resulting into loss of lives, a re-known Islamic Scholar, Sheik [...]The post Restrict your cattle to avoid clashes, Islamic cleric advises breeders appeared first on Tribune. 

Tue, 16 Jan 2018
The Nigerian Prisons Serviceon Mondaysaid Charles Okah and other inmates in Kuje maximum Prisons are in safe custody. The Controller of Prisons, Federal Capital Territory Command (FCT), Sylvester Nwakuche, also noted that the Service has [...]The post Okah, other inmates in safe custody 'Prisons Service appeared first on Tribune. 

Tue, 16 Jan 2018
President Muhammadu Buharion Mondaymet behind closed doors witha delegation of Benue state elders led by Governor Sam Ortom over the killings attributed to Fulani herdsmen in the state during which the delegation reaffirmed to the [...]The post We have no land for cattle colony,Benue elders tell Buhari appeared first on Tribune. 

Tue, 16 Jan 2018
President Muhammadu Buharion Mondayadmonished the people of Benue to accommodate their countrymen following incessant deadly clashes between communities and suspected Fulani herdsmen. He made the appeal when he received a delegation of the elders led [...]The post Accommodate your countrymen, Buhari begs Benue elders appeared first on Tribune. 

Tue, 16 Jan 2018
Adejoke* is asingle mother and a full-time journalist living in Abuja, the capital city of Nigeria. In 2015, she was diagnosed with clinical depression, after submitting herself to a psychiatric examination several months after feeling [...]The post Mental disorders: Nigeria ranks 30th most suicide-prone worldwide; yet healthcare systems keep failing citizens appeared first on Tribune. 

Tue, 16 Jan 2018
JUST when it seemed that people in Africa were safe again after the devastating Ebola outbreak, we have a new worry. An outbreak of a related virus known as Marburg Virus has begun in a [...]The post New Ebola-related outbreak threatens Africa appeared first on Tribune. 

Tue, 16 Jan 2018
THE Ekiti State government has barred the Minister of Mines and Steel Development, Dr Kayode Fayemi, from holding public office in and outside the state, declaring that he is unfit to hold public office. The [...]The post Ekiti bars Fayemi, ex-commissioner from public office for 10 years appeared first on Tribune. 

Tue, 16 Jan 2018
A new mobile application called 'Dream Secure' that will help users to call for help when in danger, life threatening or emergency situation, has been developed. Mr Uchenna Okezie, the Chief Executive Officer of Dream [...]The post Mobile app for emergency situations debuts appeared first on Tribune. 

Tue, 16 Jan 2018
BOLA BADMUS writes on the recent wranglings between the two popular political parties in Lagos State and the bid to stop the Lagos State governor's re-election in 2019. Ahead of 2019 governorship poll, Lagos [...]The post 2019: Lagos APC, PDP, group tango over Ambode's re-election bid appeared first on Tribune. 

Tue, 16 Jan 2018
Communications experts, top Managers, and local market leaders, among others, will be identifying the power of communication and its influence on the modern world at the 2018 World Communications Forum (WCF) scheduled to take place [...]The post All set for WCF Global Communications Forum in Switzerland appeared first on Tribune. 

Tue, 16 Jan 2018
January 15, 2018 marks the post-humus 63rd birthday of a man that many still want to believe is around, bubbling with life and making them happy as was characteristic of him during his lifetime and [...]The post Isiaka Adetunji Adeleke at 63: The beat continues appeared first on Tribune. 

Tue, 16 Jan 2018
Consistent with its consultative approach and stakeholders' engagement for effective regulatory oversight of the telecommunications sector, the Nigerian Communications Commission (NCC) will today host stakeholders in the telecommunications industry and the general public to a [...]The post NCC hosts forum on pricing for retail broadband, data services appeared first on Tribune. 

Tue, 16 Jan 2018
THIS generation has been described as essentially concerned with the self, unable to think big and proffer grand visions. As Joel Stein puts it, it is a generation consisting of 'lazy, shallow and entitled narcissists' [...]The post Seeking the excellent woman in this generation appeared first on Tribune. 

Tue, 16 Jan 2018
THE Agricultural Transformation Agenda Support Programme Phase One (ATASP-1) is a collaboration between the African Development Bank (AfDB) and the Federal Ministry of Agriculture & Rural Development, which is being funded by the AfDB as [...]The post ATASP-1 assists farmers with best practices, capacity building across the country appeared first on Tribune. 

Tue, 16 Jan 2018
The Nigeria Intervention Movement (NIM) has expressed shock over the statements and reactions of Kaduna State Governor, Mallam Nasir El-Rufai, over the controversy that trailed his decision to sack 36,000 workers in the state, including [...]The post Mass sack: NIM backs NLC, carpets el-Rufai appeared first on Tribune. 

Tue, 16 Jan 2018
MINISTER of Agriculture and Rural Development, Chief Audu Ogbeh, has said that there are no plans by the Federal Government to reallocate community lands to herdsmen as a result of the proposed establishment of cattle [...]The post Cattle colonies: No plans to reallocate community lands to herdsmen 'FG appeared first on Tribune. 

Tue, 16 Jan 2018
The installation of the 15th Aare Ona Kakanfo of Yoruba land held in Oyo last Saturday and lived up to its billing, in terms of attendance and associated glamour. TUNDE BUSARI and TUNDE OGUNESAN report. [...]The post Tradition meets glamour as Gani Adams is installed Aare Ona Kakanfo appeared first on Tribune. 

Tue, 16 Jan 2018
Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) has injected another $210million into the inter-bank foreign exchange market, to meet customers' requests in various segments of the market. Figures obtained from the Bankon Mondayindicated that CBN offered $100million [...]The post CBN injects $210m into forex market appeared first on Tribune. 

Tue, 16 Jan 2018
Islamist militants Boko Haram on Monday released a new video purporting to show at least 14 of the Chibok schoolgirls whose mass kidnapping nearly four years ago became a symbol of Nigerias brutal conflict. But [...]The post Abducted Chibok girls say we wont return in new Boko Haram video appeared first on Tribune. 

Tue, 16 Jan 2018
NIGERIAS government on Monday summoned the United States ambassador to explain reported remarks by United States President, Donald Trump that some immigrants from Africa and Haiti come from 'shithole' countries, Foreign Minister Geoffrey Onyeama said. [...]The post Nigeria summons US ambassador over Trump shithole comment 'Foreign Minister appeared first on Tribune. 

Tue, 16 Jan 2018
THE Federal Government has finally released N35 billion to settle long-standing salary arrears of staff in ministries, departments and agencies (MDAs). According to the Accountant General of the Federation (AGF), Mr Ahmed Idris, [...]The post FG releases N35bn salary arrears of 267 MDAs appeared first on Tribune. 

Tue, 16 Jan 2018
The acting Chairman of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC, Ibrahim Magu on Monday reiterated his resolve to fight corruption adding that he is not bothered that the Senate is yet to confirm his [...]The post I am not bothered by my non-confirmation 'Magu appeared first on Tribune. 

Tue, 16 Jan 2018
THE Federal Government netted a total N23 billion from Voluntary Assets and Income Declaration Scheme (VAIDS) as at the end of 2017 according to data obtained from Federal Inland Revenue Service (FIRS). However, the agency [...]The post FG nets N23bn from VAIDS in 2017 appeared first on Tribune. 

Tue, 16 Jan 2018
THE Kogi state government on Monday said it had concluded plans for the establishment of a cassava city in Osara, Adavi local government area of the state to expand the financial base of the [...]The post Kogi establishes cassava city to boost production appeared first on Tribune.