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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, Friday19 January, 2017.

Fri, 19 Jan 2018
The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) on Thursday swore in Amb. Rufus Akeju as new Resident Electoral Commissioner (REC), bringing the total number in the commission to 26.


 
Akeju, from Lagos, who previously served as REC under the previous Commission that conducted the 2015 general elections, took the oath of office at INEC headquarters in Abuja.

The Chairman of INEC, Prof. Mahmood Yakubu, who welcomed Akeju, urged him to re-familiarise himself with the Constitution, the Electoral Act, and INEC guidelines.

He also urged him to re-familiarise himself with the Commission’s strategic plan 2017-2021 for the effective discharge of duties.

Yakubu said the REC was assuming office at a time that the commission had released Timetable and Schedule of Activities for the 2019 general elections.

He advised Akeju to ensure no citizen was disenfranchised in the on-going nationwide Continuous Voter Registration (CVR), which he said was in its fourth quarter.

Responding, the commissioner affirmed his commitment to the discharge of his duties.

He said, “as I take up my appointment with renewed gusto, I hereby pledge, as always, to discharge my responsibilities with integrity, patriotism, impartiality, transparency and without fear or favour.”

He pledged to contribute to the advancement of the work of the commission to meet the international standard of electioneering.

Fri, 19 Jan 2018
Presidential candidate of All Peoples Congress (APC) in the March election holding in Sierra-Leone, Dr. Samura Kamara, on Wednesday gave an assurance that he would work to strengthen existing relationship between Nigeria and his country if elected as Sierra-Leonean president in the coming poll.


 
Kamara gave this assurance in Lagos while speaking with newsmen, and further assured that his country would also continue to work in the collective interest of the ECOWAS, the African Union (AU), United Nations (UN) and other international bodies in addressing challenges of different nature under his leadership.

The APC presidential candidate, who expressed optimism about his winning the contest based on the quality of dividends of democracy that incumbent President Ernest Bi Koroma had delivered to the people of the country as well as what he and his party planned to execute as programmes, said Sierra-Leone would always look up to Nigeria and work with her both in areas of multilateral and bilateral relations.

This was just as he noted that for the past 10years, President Koroma had really increased Sierra-Leone’s voice, representation and legitimacy on the international arena whether at the level of ECOWAS, AU, UN and other international organizations.

He added that in all these bodies, both Sierra-Leone and Nigeria had actually worked together in trying to strengthen both their bilateral and multilateral cooperation in having consensus in some of the decisions that had been taken.

“African Union but even at the sub-regional level at ECOWAS and other bodies. And in these organizations, Sierra-Leone and Nigeria have actually worked together in trying to strengthen both their bilateral and multilateral cooperation in having consensus in some of the decisions that have been taken.

“I think over the last 10years, Sierra-Leone has through President Koroma really increased the voice, representation and legitimacy on the international arena whether at the level of United Nations as well as the African Union but even at the sub-regional level at ECOWAS and other bodies. And in these organisations, Sierra-Leone and Nigeria have actually worked together in trying to strengthen both their bilateral and multilateral cooperation in having consensus in some of the decisions that have been taken.

“And we’ve looked up to Nigeria as a country for mentoring because of the depth Nigeria has in terms of its knowledge and in terms of its capacity in the international arena. We shall continue to look up to Nigeria and we shall continue to work with her,” he said.

Speaking on his programmes for the Sierra-Leonians if elected, Kamara, who commended the incumbent President Koroma on his achievements in areas of infrastructure, energy, education, health, among others, said he was poised on building on the achievements on ground if elected into office, rather than doing things differently and making feel worse about their situation.

“I would not call it differently, but the first thing that I plan to do is to secure properly the achievements of President Koroma has put in place, we don’t want a reversal. And they are the achievements in infrastructure, in roads, energy, water and of course, achievements in diversifying in agriculture, achievements in human and capital development, health and education.

“We’ve made tremendous achievements. So the first challenge is to secure those because we don’t want to make anybody worse off than one is now.

“Another thing is that you look for a way of scaling up, how much roads can you build because those are essentials for development, infrastructure? And then how much energy can you supply to give the people greater opportunity and the confidence to go out there and venture for themselves, especially because businesses require energy to thrive?” Kamara said.

Fri, 19 Jan 2018
The Presidencyon ThursdaysaidThe Economist, a London-based magazine, has disowned a publication which claims that Nigerians have shown an unprecedented level of patience with President Muhammadu Buhari. According to a statement issued by Special Adviser to [...]The post The Economistsdisowns publication on Buhari, Presidency says appeared first on Tribune. 

Fri, 19 Jan 2018
THE National Economic Council (NEC) has set up a 10-member committee headed by Vice President Yemi Osinbajo to work with the federal government towards ending the killings attributed to herdsmen in the country. The committee [...]The post Osinbajo heads NEC committee to end herdsmen killings appeared first on Tribune. 

Fri, 19 Jan 2018
Ahead of the forthcoming general elections, former Jigawa State governor and Peoples Democratic Party, (PDP) presidential hopeful, Sule Lamido have urged former Lagos state governor and national leader of the All Progressives Congress, (APC) Asiwaju [...]The post 2019: Tinubu will be used and dumped 'Lamido appeared first on Tribune. 

Fri, 19 Jan 2018
THE Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) Thursdayblasted the All Progressives Congress (APC) governors and some serving federal ministers over their silence on the failure of President Muhammadu Buhari to visit Benue state where tens of people [...]The post Buhari's failure to visit Benue: PDP blasts APC govs, ministers appeared first on Tribune. 

Fri, 19 Jan 2018
Speaker of the House of Representatives, Hon. Yakubu Dogara has urged President Muhammadu Buhari to, as a matter of urgency, sign into law the Petroleum Industry Governance Bills (PIGB) passed into law by the National [...]The post Dogara urges Buhari to assent to Petroleum Industry Governance Bill appeared first on Tribune. 

Fri, 19 Jan 2018
NIGERIANS have faulted President Muhammadu Buhari's leadership style and with majority condemning Nigeria's system of government, which they say make for lawlessness. Following the reports gathered on #TribuneChat, Nigerians opined that there is an error [...]The post Nigerians fault Buhari's leadership style, system of government appeared first on Tribune. 

Fri, 19 Jan 2018
The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) has called on the Chief Justice of Nigeria (CJN), Justice Walter Onnoghen, to help address the spate of conflicting judgements on electoral cases in the country. The Chairman of [...]The post INEC seeks CJN's intervention over conflicting court judgements appeared first on Tribune. 

Fri, 19 Jan 2018
A woman, said to be a Tiv from Benue State, has been shot dead in a farm settlement at Orin community in Ido/Osi Local Government Area of Ekiti State. Husband of the victim Felix Iyape, [...]The post How my pregnant woman was murdered by herdsmen in Ekiti, husband laments appeared first on Tribune. 

Fri, 19 Jan 2018
The Kogi State Chairman of Christians Association of Nigeria (CAN), Bishop John Ibenu and a former minister from the state, Chief Gabriel Aduku, have escaped assassination attempts on them. The clergy narrowly escaped death as [...]The post CAN chairman, ex-minister escape assassination in Kogi appeared first on Tribune. 

Fri, 19 Jan 2018
CITIZENS of Benue State,on Thursday, stormed Abuja, the Federal Capital Territory (FCT) to protest the killings recently perpetrated by Fulani herdsmen in the state. The protesters stormed the FCT with different inscriptions such as: this [...]The post Benue people storm Abuja over killings of farmers by Fulani herdsmen appeared first on Tribune. 

Fri, 19 Jan 2018
A woman, said to be a Tiv from Benue State, has been shot dead in a farm settlement at Orin community in Ido/Osi Local Government Area of Ekiti State. Community sources claimed that the attack [...]The post BREAKING: Herdsmen kill pregnant woman in Ekiti, 24 hours after Fayoses peace meeting appeared first on Tribune. 

Fri, 19 Jan 2018
The Senate says it suspend plenary next Wednesday and Thursday to hold a summit on the security situation in some parts of the country. The red chamber also called for a high powered delegation in [...]The post Senate suspends plenary, to holds security summit appeared first on Tribune. 

Fri, 19 Jan 2018
Fatimot Kehinde Kadri-Edu is a human resources manager, scientist, trainer and a former vice chairman of Epe Local Government Area of Lagos State. In this interview with LAOLU AFOLABI, the aspirant for Epe constituency 1 [...]The post It's time for a woman to represent Epe at state assembly 'Kadri-Edu appeared first on Tribune. 

Fri, 19 Jan 2018
P precisely on November 3, 2017, militant group, the Niger Delta Avengers (NDA), issued a statement on its website with a stern threat to resume what it termed 'Operation Red Economy,' it had suspended a [...]The post Avengers' renewed threats and its implications appeared first on Tribune. 

Fri, 19 Jan 2018
Founder and Spiritual Head of INRI Evangelical Spiritual Church, with headquarters in Lagos, Primate Elijah Ayodele ' who, in 2017, predicted the issues raised against the IGP, budget padding saga, the Senate President's victory at [...]The post Africans should look inward and harness their resources 'Primate Ayodele appeared first on Tribune. 

Fri, 19 Jan 2018
GIVEN the predominant character of the relationship between the Yoruba and the Igbo nations in the past six decades in Nigeria, writing the foreword to a book proclaiming any joint Yoruba-Igbo celebration of anything, must [...]The post Foreword to the book Handshake Across the Niger appeared first on Tribune. 

Fri, 19 Jan 2018
Have you ever watched The Lion King and had it interpreted by an elderly person' Youngsters enjoy the sound-track of the movie and play over and over. But the music moves old people. It evokes [...]The post Reflecting on life in Nigeria appeared first on Tribune. 

Fri, 19 Jan 2018
Tony Rowland Awobode, a.k.a Don T, is a household name in Ibadan and environs. The seasoned broadcaster and media personality, also a regional judge in the MTN Project Fame auditions, is the station manager of [...]The post 'Why we brought 32FM, comedy-themed radio station to Ibadan' appeared first on Tribune. 

Fri, 19 Jan 2018
TOLANI ALLI is a documentary photographer with a difference. Passionate about capturing images that would stand out even to the trained eye, she has travelled the world seeking knowledge about how to better her expertise [...]The post I want to change world's views about Africa through my lens 'Tolani Alli appeared first on Tribune. 

Fri, 19 Jan 2018
INDIA has successfully test-fired a long-range intercontinental ballistic missile (ICBM), the countrys Defense Ministry said Thursday. The nuclear-capable Agni-V is believed to be Indias most advanced ICBM. It was fired Thursday morning India time from [...]The post India tests-fires Agni-V, a nuclear-capable ICBM appeared first on Tribune. 

Fri, 19 Jan 2018
For about a week now, disenchanted and sorrowful folks at Enekorogha community in Burutu Local Government Area of Delta State have been in a joyous and celebration mood over the arrest and eventual killing of [...]The post Enekorogha community jubilates over arrest, killing of Karowei 'Says peace has returned 'Requests return of British missionaries appeared first on Tribune. 

Fri, 19 Jan 2018
THE Syrian government will attend UN-sponsored peace talks set to take place in Vienna next week, the United Nations deputy Syria envoy said on Thursday. According to Reuters, at a press conference in Damascus, [...]The post Syrian government to attend UN talks in Vienna 'UN deputy envoy appeared first on Tribune. 

Fri, 19 Jan 2018
BRITISH Prime Minister Theresa May on Thursday offered France 44.5 million pounds to bolster security at French border controls, part of measures to deepen cooperation that she hopes will foster goodwill in Brexit talks. At [...]The post UKs Prime Minister, Theresa May, offers France money for border security appeared first on Tribune. 

Fri, 19 Jan 2018
DELTA State Governor, Senator Dr Ifeanyi Okowa while presiding on the swearing-in ceremony of the chairmen of Ethiope East and Ughelli North Local Government Areas, Chief Faith Majemite and Hon Godwin Adode respectively, declared that [...]The post Okowa urges council chairmen to ensure payment of salaries appeared first on Tribune. 

Fri, 19 Jan 2018
THE vote, a litmus test of Mnangagwa's democratic credentials, will be crucial to unlocking badly needed financial assistance and repairing relations with Western powers and international financial institutions. Mnangagwa told the Financial Times [...]The post Zimbabwes Mnangagwa announces election in four to five months appeared first on Tribune. 

Fri, 19 Jan 2018
The much awaited video of the album, 'Magnifical', by Omoobaorun Lekan Ogunyinka has been released to the world music market . 'Magnifical' is the fourth studio album by the multiple award-winning songster, who has continued [...]The post Omoobaorun releases 'Magnifical' album video appeared first on Tribune. 

Fri, 19 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 [...]The post Lalong and the politics of Benue killings appeared first on Tribune. 

Fri, 19 Jan 2018
RIVERS State Governor, Nyesom Wike has announced a business development scheme worth N500million for Rivers Women in 2018 even as the women joined the emerging tradition in the state where groups have been trooping to [...]The post Wike announces N500-Million business devt scheme for women appeared first on Tribune. 

Fri, 19 Jan 2018
The Managing Director of the Nigerian Airspace Management Agency (NAMA), Captain Fola Akinkuotu has assured airlines and other airspace users of the determination of the agency to work assiduously towards building upon the current safety [...]The post NAMA MD pledges improved air safety appeared first on Tribune. 

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