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NAIJA NEWSPAPERS: TODAY'S THE TRIBUNE NEWSPAPER HEADLINES [1ST FEBRUARY, 2018].


Below are the headlines found on The Tribune Online Newspaper for today, Thursday, 1st February, 2017.

Thu, 01 Feb 2018
ORMER President, Chief Olusegun Obasanjo, is expected to launch Coalition for Nigeria Movement, on Thursday (today), in Abeokuta, the state capital.


 
Nigerian Tribune recalled that the ex-president, had last week, in a 13- page open letter written to President Muhammadu Buhari titled: “The Way Out: A Clarion Call for Coalition for Nigeria”, stressed the need for apolitical movement for good governance, socio-economic well being and progress of the country.

This development was confirmed by his media aide, Kehinde Akinyemi, in a text message made available to newsmen that the ex-president would launch the state chapter of the movement at the Secretariat of the Nigeria Union of Journalists (NUJ), Oke-Ilewo, Abeokuta.

ALSO READ: Breaking: Buhari should go and rest ―Obasanjo

He said, “The registration of members for the Coalition for Nigeria Movement (CNM), Ogun State chapter begins tomorrow, Thursday, February 1, 2018.

“It will hold at the lwe -Iroyin House, Press Centre, Oke Ilewo Abeokuta.”

Thu, 01 Feb 2018
The Senate on Wednesday summoned the Inspector-General of Police (IGP), Mr Ibrahim Idris, over the failure of the Police to arrest perpetrators of killings in Benue.


 
The Senate had on Jan. 16 given the IGP 14 days to arrest and investigate suspected perpetrators of the killings.

The resolution was a sequel to a Point of Order raised by Sen. Joshua Lidani at plenary.

“The Senate had clearly resolved that the Inspector-General of Police be given two weeks to identify and arrest all those who perpetrated the killings in Benue on New Year Day.

“This resolution was passed and transmitted to the Inspector-General of Police.

“But, to the best of my knowledge and information, I believe no arrest has been made and no information has been brought to the Senate concerning the resolution that was passed to the Inspector-General of Police.

ALSO READ: Senate postpones investigating hearing, as IGP tells panel ‘I won’t answer any question’

“I, therefore, will like the Senate President to, in line with this resolution, compel the Inspector-General of Police to appear before the Senate and explain why he has not complied with the resolution,” Lidani said.


 
Similarly, Sen. Kabiru Marafa (APC-Zamfara) reported that security situation in Zamfara was getting worse by the day.

“I want to bring to the notice of this Senate the unfortunate kidnapping of a young girl of 19 years, a week to her wedding in a village in my senatorial district on the 26th of January, 2018.

“Three people were kidnapped in the same village, and as I am talking to you, they are still in the hands of the bandits. Two weeks ago, another four were kidnapped but released after payment of ransom,” he said.

The lawmaker explained that the state government “was very antagonistic against anybody trying to bring the issue in Zamfara state to the front burner.

“There are two groups moving around in Zamfara today with guns; one group says it is supporting the people and the government, and they move in military and police uniform.

“The other group is made up of the bandits and they also move in military and police uniform.

“The only thing the government could do is that they instructed the party to invite me for comments made on the floor of the Senate.

“I am not afraid of their invitation that they have left a precedence of inviting people and arranging people to attack them,” Marafa said.

In his remarks, President of the Senate, Dr Bukola Saraki, said “I remember very clearly when we passed this ultimatum; there was a very great concern by some of us that such resolution of this chamber must be taken seriously.

“And, I think it goes beyond the two weeks ultimatum. I think the integrity of the institution on issues as important as this must be taken seriously.”

Saraki, therefore, directed the Committees on Police and Intelligence to summon the IGP to appear before it on Thursday to make an explanation.

“We should be told the exact situation where we are. We must make it very clear to the security agencies that those kinds of ultimatum must not be taken for granted.

“If by Tuesday we are not happy with the report submitted, we can take a decision to summon the IG.

“We are not going to stop until people are made accountable for their actions,” he said.

Thu, 01 Feb 2018
IN a public service announcement by the Secretary to the Anambra State Government, Prof. Solo Chukwulobelu, all markets and businesses in the state would be closed on that day.


 
The announcement read in part, “As part of the funeral arrangements for the late Vice President of the Federal Republic of Nigeria, His Excellency, Dr Alex Ifeanyichukwu Ekwueme (GCON), Anambra State Government hereby announces that … Thursday, February 1st, 2018 is work-free day in Anambra State.

“All markets and businesses will be closed on that day to enable Ndi Anambra, friends, associates and well-wishers to pay our last respect to the late Vice President.

“All those attending the commendation ceremony, including various social, cultural, religious, political, professional, educational, market men and women, and all other groups are to be seated by 10amprompt at Ekwueme Square Awka.

Born October 21,1932 , Ekwueme died on Sunday 19th November 2017 at a London hospital after a brief illness and would be buried on 2nd February 2018 in his country home, Oko, in Orumba North Council Area of Anambra State.

He served as first elected Vice President of Nigeria from 1979 to 1983 under a former President, Shehu Shagari.

Thu, 01 Feb 2018
GOVERNOR Ibikunle Amosun of Ogun State has ruled out the possibility of reducing fees charged in the states university, the Olabisi Onabanjo University, Ago-Iwoye, maintaining that fees charged there are already being heavily subsidised. He [...]The post Why we cannot reduce varsity fees now 'Amosun appeared first on Tribune. 

Thu, 01 Feb 2018
The Nigeria Union of Road Transport Workers (NURTW), Jakande, Eti-Osa Local Government Area of Lagos State,has assured residents and commuters on the Eti-Osa/Lekki-Epe Expressway that there will be no fare following the announcement of the [...]The post Lekki toll review: No increase in transport fare 'NURTW appeared first on Tribune. 

Thu, 01 Feb 2018
Barely two weeks after the former president, Chief Olusegun Obasanjo released his special letter, where he passed a damning verdict on President Muhamamdu Buhari administration and dismissed the dominant two political parties in the country [...]The post 2019: Obasanjo's men storm Abuja appeared first on Tribune. 

Thu, 01 Feb 2018
The second edition of Jumia Travel Award programme tagged: Nigeria Travel Award, holds on Thursday, February 1, 2018, in Lagos. Theorganising committee of the Nigeria Travel Awards had earlier announced the appointment of Folorunsho Coker, [...]The post NTDC DG, others for second edition of Jumias Nigeria Travel Awards appeared first on Tribune. 

Thu, 01 Feb 2018
GOVERNOR Ayodele Fayose of Ekiti State has cried out over what he described as his thwarted efforts to get funds to pay workers salary and accused chieftains of the opposition All Progressives Congress (APC) in [...]The post Ekiti APC chiefs frustrating efforts to pay workers, Fayose cries out appeared first on Tribune. 

Thu, 01 Feb 2018
Two suicide bombers are feared dead around Dalori quarters, a small settlement near the Dalori internally displaced people IDPS camp which is the largest in Maiduguri, the Borno State capital. National Emergency Management Agency (NEMA) [...]The post BREAKING: Two suicide bombers die near Dalori camp appeared first on Tribune. 

Thu, 01 Feb 2018
Professor Wole Soyinka, Professor Pat Utomi, Chief Emeka Anyaoku, Barrister Olisa Agbakoba, Dr Obiageli Ezekwesili, Pastor Tunde Bakare, Mr Fela Durotoye are among dignitaries expected to be present at a summit where the Nigeria Intervention [...]The post Soyinka, Anyaoku, Ezekwesili, Bakare, others, launch Third Force Movement February appeared first on Tribune. 

Thu, 01 Feb 2018
THE Peoples Democratic Party (PDP)on Wednesdaydismissed the report of the AllProgressives Congress (APC) on restructuring as 'a ruse and fresh attempt to beguile Nigerians with another round of lies, empty proposals and hollow promises, ahead [...]The post APC's report on restructuring, a deception 'PDP appeared first on Tribune. 

Thu, 01 Feb 2018
President Muhammadu Buharion Wednesday said he would review the entire national security architecture to tackle security challenges confronting the country. The president stated this in a letter dated Jan. 25, 2018 to President of the [...]The post President Buhari vows to review national security architecture appeared first on Tribune. 

Thu, 01 Feb 2018
The Nigerian Ports Authority (NPA) says 27 ships are expected to arrive Apapa and Tin Can Island Ports in Lagos from Jan. 31 to Feb. 24. NPA in its publication, `Shipping Position', on Wednesday in [...]The post 27 ships laden with petrol, food items to arrive Lagos ports 'NPA appeared first on Tribune. 

Thu, 01 Feb 2018
Mr Ben Akabueze, the Director-General, Budget Office of the Federation (BOF), says the Federal Government's 2018 Budget cannot be padded. Akabueze said this at a session on 'Enhancing media and CSO's understanding of current budget [...]The post FG says 2018 Budget cannot be padded appeared first on Tribune. 

Thu, 01 Feb 2018
The Senate, on Wednesday, resolved to investigate the low remittance by the Joint Admissions and Matriculation Board (JAMB) into the federation account before 2016. The resolution was sequel to the adoption of a motion under [...]The post Senate to investigate low remittance by JAMB before 2016 appeared first on Tribune. 

Thu, 01 Feb 2018
A Consultant Nephrologist, Dr Jacob Awobusuyi, has identified late presentation, high cost of treatment and ignorance as major challenges facing the management of chronic kidney diseases (CKD) in Nigeria. Awobusuyi, also the Head, Nephrology Department, [...]The post Nephrologist identifies challenges in managing kidney diseases in Nigeria appeared first on Tribune. 

Thu, 01 Feb 2018
THE World Customs Organisation (WCO) has recently conferred an award of excellence on Tin-Can Island Customs Port Command in this year's International Customs Day. Making the presentation on behalf of the WCO, Secretary General, Kunio [...]The post Tin-Can Customs bags international award of excellence appeared first on Tribune. 

Thu, 01 Feb 2018
IN what could be best described as a major step towards the actualisation of the proposed Lekki Deep Sea Port, major construction work has commenced on the site located at the Lagos Free Trade Zone [...]The post Lekki deep seaport: Breakwater construction work begins appeared first on Tribune. 

Thu, 01 Feb 2018
AS the new year kicks in, major museums in London and New York will be showcasing leading contemporary African artists. African artists have been putting the continent on the world map, with one of them, [...]The post How African artists are taking the world by storm appeared first on Tribune. 

Thu, 01 Feb 2018
Liberias President George Weah has called for the removal of a racist clause in the constitution which restricts citizenship to black people. The clause was unnecessary, racist and inappropriate, the ex-football star said in his [...]The post George Weah vows to change Liberias citizenship laws appeared first on Tribune. 

Thu, 01 Feb 2018
The Precious Cornerstone University (PCU), Ibadan, Oyo State, was granted an operational licence in December 2017 and is expected to commence operations in September. In this interview with LAOLU HAROLDS, its chief promoter and the [...]The post We'll make PCU a world class university 'Wale Oke appeared first on Tribune. 

Thu, 01 Feb 2018
THREE of Kenyas biggest television stations will remain off-air until further notice because they had planned to broadcast the opposition leaders unofficial inauguration in Nairobi. Interior Minister Fred Matiangi told reporters they would stay closed [...]The post Kenya TV stations to remain off-air after Odinga inauguration appeared first on Tribune. 

Thu, 01 Feb 2018
NIGERIA'S premier university, University of Ibadan, has again confirmed its lead position by ranking as the topmost university in the country in the January edition of the 2018 Webometrics. It, however, ranks 1099 in the [...]The post University of Ibadan tops 2018 Webometric ranking of Nigerian universities appeared first on Tribune. 

Thu, 01 Feb 2018
DISTRAUGHT parents have protested the inability of their children to gain admission into the University of Uyo for the 2017/2018 session, alleging that the admissionprocedure is grossly 'manipulated'. They accused the vice chancellor of the [...]The post Admission fraud rocks UNIUYO ' It's 'cash and carry' 'Parents 'VC: It's sheer blackmail appeared first on Tribune. 

Thu, 01 Feb 2018
As Donald Trump reeled off his debut State of the Union address, it felt like the tumult and anger and chaos of the last few years never happened. For after tearing at Americas divides to [...]The post Trump greet union with open hand and a clenched fist appeared first on Tribune. 

Thu, 01 Feb 2018
A review of Nelson Oruh's book, The Heaven's Economy by Rotimi Agboluaje. With excellent economic policies by eggheads, one wonders why the world still experiences economic woes such as recession and downturn, and the global [...]The post Understanding 'heaven's economy' in a period of lack appeared first on Tribune. 

Thu, 01 Feb 2018
A RESEARCHER has poured cold water over theories that a rat showering itself was having fun. The tiny creature was caught on camera calmly rubbing soap into its fur,even pausing to scrub its armpits clean. [...]The post Rat filmed 'enjoying a shower like a human' appeared first on Tribune. 

Thu, 01 Feb 2018
THE Glee stars body was found on Tuesday in the Los Angeles River near Sunland where he had a home. He was 35 at the time of his death. Salling was awaiting sentencing [...]The post Glee star Mark Salling, 35, commits suicide as he awaits sentencing on child pornography charges appeared first on Tribune. 

Thu, 01 Feb 2018
NEW Delhi, India An eight-month-old baby girl has been raped in India's capital, New Delhi, allegedly by her 28-year-old cousin while her parents were out working. The rape has provoked angry reactions from activists [...]The post Eight-month-old baby raped in Indian capital Delhi appeared first on Tribune. 

Thu, 01 Feb 2018
Three scholars from a US-based university have expressed optimism about the potential inherent in the Nigerian youths to become great leaders in the future recognised all over the world. Professors Geri Von-Grey, Peggy McCormic and [...]The post Nigeria has potential great future leaders ' American educationists appeared first on Tribune. 

Thu, 01 Feb 2018
United Nations Children's Education Fund (UNICEF) in collaboration with the Emmanuel Alayande College of Education, Oyo and Oyo State Universal Basic Education Board recently organised a training workshop for teacher supervisors in the pre-primary arm [...]The post UNICEF, EACOED, Oyo SUBEB organise workshop for preschool supervisors in Oyo appeared first on Tribune. 

Thu, 01 Feb 2018
Often times, African star apple or cherry is waved off by many as a fruit for children. But, African star apple, a fruit that is now in season is one that pregnant women should relish [...]The post African star apple prevents malaria in pregnancy 'Study appeared first on Tribune. 

Thu, 01 Feb 2018
MR Obafemi Olawore, the Executive Secretary of Major Oil Marketers Association of Nigeria (MOMAN), on Wednesday said that total deregulation of the downstream sector would attract more revenue to the government. Olawore made the observation [...]The post Total deregulation of downstream will attract more revenue to govt ' Olawore appeared first on Tribune. 

Thu, 01 Feb 2018
THE Chairman, Federal Inland Revenue Service (FIRS), Mr Tunde Fowler, said the Service collected N4.03 trillion revenue in 2017. A statement by the Head, Communications and Servicom, FIRS, Mr Wahab Gbadamosi, on Wednesday in Abuja, [...]The post FIRS generates N4.03trn revenue in 2017 appeared first on Tribune. 

Thu, 01 Feb 2018
THE Senate on Tuesday, urged Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) and other stakeholders to make a deliberate effort to educate the public on the dangers of Bitcoin as a store of value in Nigeria. It [...]The post Senate urges CBN, NDIC to educate Nigerians on bitcoin danger appeared first on Tribune. 

Thu, 01 Feb 2018
THE Ministry of Information and Culture said it had proposed N6.8 billion for its activities in 2018. Minister of Information and Culture, Alhaji Lai Mohammed, made this known while defending the ministry's budget before the [...]The post Information ministry earmarks N6.8bn for 2018 appeared first on Tribune. 

Thu, 01 Feb 2018
THE Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC) has attributed security challenges to be the stumbling block in the exploration of oil in the Chad Basin. This was even as he said there are oil prospects in [...]The post Why oil exploration yet to start in Chad Basin NNPC appeared first on Tribune. 

Thu, 01 Feb 2018
BETWEEN 2012 and 2017 when it commenced flight operations between Abu Dhabi in the United Arab Emirates and Nigeria, Etihad Airways has airlifted 600, 000 passengers. This is just as the airline reaffirmed its commitment [...]The post Etihad Airways airlifted 600, 000 Nigerians in 5 years appeared first on Tribune. 

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