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NAIJA NEWSPAPERS: TODAY'S THE TRIBUNE NEWSPAPER HEADLINES [18 JANUARY, 2018].


Below are the headlines found on The Tribune Online Newspaper for today, Thursday18 January, 2017.

Thu, 18 Jan 2018

A two-time governorship candidate in Ogun State, Prince Gboyega Nasir Isiaka, has denied insinuation in some quarters that he might not be contesting for the seat in 2019.


 
Isiaka said he had no ambition of contesting for the senatorial seat in Ogun West, insisting that his ambition is to occupy the exalted seat after the expiration of Governor Ibikunle Amosun’s tenure.

He dropped this hint during a meeting with the members of Imeko-Afon Council of Chiefs in Imeko-Afon Local Government Area of the state, last Tuesday.

He said, “Nothing can be farther from the truth. It is laughable to think that I will abandon my people at a time when the chance of victory is brightest.

“Let me assure you all that I remain resolved on this course and will pursue it till I get to the office on May 29th 2019.”


 
The governorship hopeful urged the people of the state to discountenance the rumour,  saying the season of innuendos had begun since the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) had released timetable for the elections.

He promised his kinsmen of his determination to win the forthcoming governorship election and promised to address challenges confronting local communities.

“The desire to address the challenges in our local communities and towns are the very reasons why I am still in the race and by the will of God and the support of all of Ogun State citizens, I will make life more abundant for all as the governor of the state,” he added.

The Chairman of the Council, who is also the Baale of Alagba, Chief Joseph Iroko, affirmed their support for Isiaka’s desire to govern the state.

Iroko also appealed to people of the local government to shun money politics as 2019 general elections draw nearer.

“I appeal to our people not to look at what they will gain immediately from other politicians for now. The growth of our community should be paramount to us,” he said.

Thu, 18 Jan 2018

Former Ghana president, Jerry Rawlings, wife of the Kwara State, Deaconess Omolewa Ahmed, ace comedian, Alibaba, Ini Abimbola, and a host of others have been billed to speak on the Nigerian youths at the maiden edition of Thinkation 2018 Conference, an initiative event organised by the Ubong King Foundation.


 
According to the brains behind the programme slated to hold on January 19, at the Civic Center, Victoria Island, Lagos, it will also showcase great leaders of thought, prolific speakers, authors, entrepreneurs and mentors as they will converge to share from their wealth of experiences, challenges and motivate participants to engage their brains and minds in creating the future they desire.

“They are geared to direct participants to life, business, and leadership success, using the principles that have worked for them to give clarity, direction, know-how, strategy, vision, as well as inspire them to think critically in order to create superior solutions for themselves and their community.

“The Ubong King Foundation hopes to help Africans from all walks of life by nurturing their minds and thought processes. For us, it is important to have the productive population of a nation to be well groomed mentally to the point where they desire to exceed the status quo that prevail in their surroundings, in order to attain their full potential in career, finance, health, business and relationships.

“Thinkation is coined from the combination of two terms; Thinking and Education. The conference will inspire the infusion of the creative force of thinking into education and bridge the gap that exists between critical Thinking and Education. It has been designed to demystify the secrets to personal and national wealth creation through the combo of education and thinking,” the organisers stated.

Thu, 18 Jan 2018

A former Chief of Naval Staff, Vice-Admiral Samuel Afolayan, has narrated how herdsmen destroyed his 45 hectares farmland.


 
Speaking with journalists in Obbo-Ile, Ekiti local government area of Kwara state, Afolayan said the herdsmen burnt  20 hectares of orange plantation, 20 hectares of cassava farm and five hectares of palm plantation in his farm that is about 500 hectares.

According to him, the current havoc is estimated at over N200m, adding that herdsmen had been destroying his plantations for the past 10 years.

“It (the destruction and burning of my farmland) has become an annual routine,. This will be the first time of letting people know what has been happening in the last ten years. It is the cow-rearers that have been damaging my things and right now there are about three cases in court.

Every year, my farm is burnt and we believed that it is not deliberate when it first started. They will go and arrest them, they will go the local chiefs and friends and beg them.


 
“When I looked at the people that are engaged in this act, I found that they are people of low means, I will release them. But as times went on, I discovered that these boys are being sponsored by people of means and outside Kwara State, I have of recent somebody who is put in detention who is from Zamfara State. The one that is in court is from Niger State. So most of the damages I continued to have are from the north. They carry their cows, mindless of the size of what you have or get, the destroy it with impunity.

“No less than 20 hectares of oranges, five hectares of palm trees and twenty hectares of cassava had been burn or destroyed this year. I am not an expert or a valuer but my estimation is that the current loss is over N200m”

Thu, 18 Jan 2018
Fire has engulfed Yola town market. Alhaji Adamu Abdullahi, the Adamawa State Chief Fire Officer who confirmed the development to NAN said his men were so far in control of the situation. 'I am at [...]The post BREAKING: Yola market on fire appeared first on Tribune. 

Thu, 18 Jan 2018
A gang of suspected armed kidnappers have killed two policemen and abducted two foreign nationals on Kwoi-Jere road in Kagarko Local Government Area of Kaduna State. It was gathered that the victims had visited Kafanchan [...]The post Gunmen abduct American, Canadian in Kaduna, kill 2 policemen appeared first on Tribune. 

Thu, 18 Jan 2018
President Muhammadu Buhari would lead Nigerian delegation to the 30th Ordinary Session of Assembly of African Union Heads of State and Government summit in Addis Ababa next week. The Spokesman, Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Dr [...]The post Buhari to lead Nigerian delegation to AU summit appeared first on Tribune. 

Thu, 18 Jan 2018
Governor Ayodele Fayose of Ekiti State has met with the people of Benue State and Fulanis resident in the state and warned against reprisals that could spark killings in the state. Governor Fayose, who met [...]The post Herdsmen killings: Fayose meets Fulani, Benue people in Ekiti, warns against attack appeared first on Tribune. 

Thu, 18 Jan 2018
THE Police in Maiduguri have confirmed that 12 persons were killed and 48 others wounded in a suicide bomb attack in Maiduguri on Wednesday. The Commissioner of Police, Mr Daminian Chukwu, confirmed the incident. Chukwu [...]The post BREAKING: 12 killed, 48 wounded in Maiduguri suicide bomb attack appeared first on Tribune. 

Thu, 18 Jan 2018
DAREdevil herdsmen have killed five people in a fresh attack on Benue State. This is coming barely a week 73 persons killed during the new year attacks were given mass burial. Locals said that there [...]The post Five persons killed in Benue fresh herdsmen attack appeared first on Tribune. 

Thu, 18 Jan 2018
DUE to lack of enough capacity by Distribution Companies (DisCos) to evacuate electricity produced, about 2,000mw is lying idle, Minister of Power, Works and Housing, Babatunde Fashola has said. Briefing State House correspondents on the [...]The post 2,000mw of electricity wasting 'Fashola appeared first on Tribune. 

Thu, 18 Jan 2018
The Niger Delta Avengers (NDA) has threatened to, in a few days, resume attacks on oil and gas facilities far into the deep sea operations unless the country is restructured by the present government. The [...]The post Niger Delta Avengers threatens to resume deadly attacks on oil facilities appeared first on Tribune. 

Thu, 18 Jan 2018
Fear, shame and stigma make millions of women undergo abortion in discreet, unsafe, illegal clinics, risking their health and lives. But, in this report by SADE OGUNTOLA, experts are of the view that averting these [...]The post Checking the increasing rate of unsafe abortion appeared first on Tribune. 

Thu, 18 Jan 2018
A few years back, an illiterate, middle aged woman came to my clinic for consultations. She had been proud to announce at the reception that she was a casual labourer at a construction site. Her [...]The post The economics of self-medication appeared first on Tribune. 

Thu, 18 Jan 2018
Last week, we started a discussion on the negative trajectories that accompany stereotypes about our different ethnicities and religious groups. Stereotypes describe sweeping generalisations that we make based on the false assumption that all members [...]The post Stereotypes, ethnoreligious hatred and the road to perdition Part II: What can we do' appeared first on Tribune. 

Thu, 18 Jan 2018
Scientists found that a high salt diet caused cognitive impairments in mice, and it could be the same for humans. Costantino Iadecola, director of the Feil Family Brain and Mind Research Institute at Weill Cornell [...]The post High salt diet bad for brain health 'Study appeared first on Tribune. 

Thu, 18 Jan 2018
Stakeholders' consensus at a three-day meeting by the Network of Reproductive Health Journalists was that the global gag rule, which requires that any overseas organisation receiving U.S. aid do not have anything to do with [...]The post Stakeholders say global gag rule is anti-women appeared first on Tribune. 

Thu, 18 Jan 2018
Minister of Health, Professor Isaac Adewole had urged Nigerians to be alert and take preventive measures against meningitis as this is the season of the deadly disease. Prof Adewole speaking with the members of Network [...]The post Health minister cautions on meningitis appeared first on Tribune. 

Thu, 18 Jan 2018
A former vice chancellor of the Covenant University, Ota, Ogun State, Professor Charles Ayo, has revealed that Nigeria loses a minimum of N1 trillion to education tourism with about 75,000 Nigerians currently studying in Ghana, [...]The post 'Nigeria loses N1trn annually to education tourism' appeared first on Tribune. 

Thu, 18 Jan 2018
For Debo Adesina, Editor-in-Chief of The Guardian group of Newspapers, is too self-effacing. He rarely talks about himself and keeps a very low profile. As 'an aspiring servant' (he dreads being called a politician), little [...]The post 'We must be co-creators of a prosperous state' appeared first on Tribune. 

Thu, 18 Jan 2018
ISAAC SHOBAYO writes on the issues arising from the recent killings in Benue State and Plateau State governor's recommendation of building ranches across the state. Certainly this is not the best of time for Governor [...]The post Lalong and the politics of Benue killings appeared first on Tribune. 

Thu, 18 Jan 2018
Professor Josiah Olusegun Ajiboye is the registrar/chief executive of the Teachers' Regulation Council of Nigeria (TRCN). In this interview with MODUPE GEORGE, he speaks on the activities of the council, his achievements and other issues [...]The post We'll give teachers welfare priority after professionalising them'TRCN boss appeared first on Tribune. 

Thu, 18 Jan 2018
AFTER joining 100 tech CEOs earlier this month in calling for a DACA extension, Mark Zuckerberg took to Facebook on Wednesday to keep the pressure on Congress. The CEO of the social media giant posted [...]The post Facebook CEOs post pressures Congress appeared first on Tribune. 

Thu, 18 Jan 2018
NORTH and South Korea have agreed to march together under a single unified Korea flag at next months Winter Olympics in the South. They also agreed to field a joint womens ice hockey team in [...]The post Koreas to march under single united flag in Olympic Games appeared first on Tribune. 

Thu, 18 Jan 2018
THE UN has expressed serious concern at the US decision to withhold more than half of a tranche of funding for the agency supporting Palestinian refugees. Washington will hand over $60m (43m) of a planned [...]The post UN alarmed as Trump cuts aid to Palestinian refugee agency appeared first on Tribune. 

Thu, 18 Jan 2018
POLICE in Guinea say they have arrested a healer for conning hundreds of women into believing they were pregnant. Nna Fanta Camara gave women who had been unable to conceive a mixture of leaves, herbs [...]The post Guinea healer held over faking hundreds of pregnancies appeared first on Tribune. 

Thu, 18 Jan 2018
UNITED Kingdom Prime Minister, Theresa May has appointed a minister for loneliness as part of the legacy of the murdered Labour MP Jo Cox. Tracey Crouch, the Minister for Sport and Civil Society, [...]The post UKs minister for loneliness appointment, legacy of murdered MP 'Theresa May appeared first on Tribune. 

Thu, 18 Jan 2018
Donald Trump has 'incredible genes'and could have lived to 200 years old if his diet had been better in recent years, the White House presidential physician said. Dr Ronny Jackson, who performedMr Trump'sfirst medical exam [...]The post WATCH VIDEO: Donald Trump could live to 200 years old if, doctor says appeared first on Tribune. 

Thu, 18 Jan 2018
UGANDAN President Yoweri Museveni accused the United Nations on Wednesday of 'preserving terrorism' in neighbouring Democratic Republic of Congo where U.N. peacekeepers have been unable to curb deadly attacks by Islamist rebels. Museveni [...]The post Ugandas President accuses UN of preserving terrorism in eastern Congo appeared first on Tribune. 

Thu, 18 Jan 2018
Catholic bishops of Ibadan province have decried the 'now-familiar, siddon-look' attitude of the federal government towards arresting intermittent attacks by Fulani herdsmen on Nigerians. Drawing from the recent killing of 75 Nigerians in Benue state [...]The post FG's attitude to herdsmen attacks unfortunate 'Catholic bishops appeared first on Tribune. 

Thu, 18 Jan 2018
JAPAN has told an international meeting on North Korea that the world should not be blinded by Pyongyangs recent charm offensive. Foreign Minister Taro Konos comments in Canada come as North and South Korea discuss [...]The post Japan warns over North Korean charm offensive appeared first on Tribune. 

Thu, 18 Jan 2018
Mr Ebrima Faal, the Country Director, African Development Bank (AfDB), said that the bank would focuse mostly on power sector in 2018. Faal said this during an interaction with newsmen at the newly-built Nigeria Country [...]The post AfDB to focus more on power sector in 2018 appeared first on Tribune. 

Thu, 18 Jan 2018
Delta Air Lines has been named the 'World's Most On-Time Airline' among mainline carriers by the aviation data and analytics company FlightGlobal, incorporating FlightStats thus making it the first U.S. airline to earn the industry-leading [...]The post Delta named 2017's most on-time global airline appeared first on Tribune. 

Thu, 18 Jan 2018
For its innovations, running through the corporate service responsibility, popularity, National spread and online engagement, Dana Air has made the list of top 50 brands in 2017 for the third time consecutively, at the Brands [...]The post Dana Air among top 50 brands in 2017 appeared first on Tribune. 

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