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NIGERIA NEWSPAPERS: TODAY'S THE DAILY TRUST NEWSPAPER HEADLINES [9TH JANUARY, 2018]


Below are the headlines found on The Daily Trust Online Newspaper for today, Tuesday, 9th January, 2018.

Tue, 09 Jan 2018

The Federal government yesterday met six state governors and heads of security agencies over the continuous crisis between herdsmen and farmers in some states of the federation.
Hundreds of people, including women and children, have been killed in repeated clashes in at least six states.
 
The latest clashes in Benue, Taraba, Adamawa and Kaduna as well as deadly gang violence in Rivers State had put the nation on edge necessitating yesterday’s meeting.
Governors present at the meeting were Nasiru Ahmed El-Rufai (Kaduna), Darius Ishaku (Taraba), Tanko Al’makura (Nasarawa), Samuel Ortom (Benue) Mohammed Jibrilla (Adamawa), and Abubakar Bello (Niger).
The ministers in attendance were Chief Audu Ogbeh, Agriculture and Rural Development and his Permanent Secretary, Dr Bukar Hassan and the Minister of Interior, Lt Gen. Abdulrahman Bello Dambazau (rtd).
Heads of security agencies at the meeting included the Commandant General of the Nigeria Security and Civil Defence Corps, Abdullahi Gana Mohammadu, Inspector General of Police, Ibrahim Idris and Director General, Department of Security Services, Lawal Daura.
The meeting, which held at the Ministry of Interior, lasted over five hours.
Daily Trust gathered from a source that debate over ranching laws passed by the governors of Benue and Taraba was the most contentious during the meeting.
The source, who prefers not to be named, told Daily Trust that a particular governor faulted the legality of the law, noting that it could be challenged in court and could in the long run be overturned.
The meeting discussed strategies and measures to end the crisis rocking the states in which hundreds of people have lost their lives. 

Tue, 09 Jan 2018
A Federal High Court in Abuja has refused an application by the Attorney General of the Federation (AGF) and Minister for Justice, Abubakar Malami (SAN) seeking to stop the Senate probe into the reinstatement of the former chairman of the pension task force, Abdulrasheed Maina into the civil service.
Justice Binta Nyako yesterday ordered that notice of the court process be served on the National Assembly to appear to show cause why the ex parte application should not be granted. 
 
The AGF’s action is challenging the decision of the Senate committees on Public Service, Internal Affairs, Anti-Corruption, Establishment and Judiciary to examine the controversial return and reinstatement of the former chairman of the Presidential Taskforce on Pension Reforms into the Civil Service.
Malami has asked the court to determine if the national assembly has the right to probe issues relating to the “employment, attendance at work, disengagement, reinstatement and or promotion of a civil servant.”
He wants the court to declare that “the employment, attendance at work, disengagement, reinstatement and or promotion of a civil servant are matters outside the exclusive and concurrent legislative lists contained in the Constitution of the Federal Republic of Nigeria 1999 (as amended).
“That the National Assembly cannot legitimately regulate the employment, attendance at work, disengagement, reinstatement and or promotion of a civil servant, which are matters exclusively within the purview of the Federal Civil Service Commission under the Constitution of the Federal Republic of Nigeria1999 (as amended).
Tue, 09 Jan 2018
The National Chairman of the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC), Chief John Odigie-Oyegun, has spoken on the preparedness of the party to take over power in the South East and South South geo-political zones in 2019. 
Tue, 09 Jan 2018

The National Chairman of the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC), Chief John Odigie-Oyegun, has spoken on the preparedness of the party to take over power in the South East and South South geo-political zones in 2019.
Chief Odigie-Oyegun spoke yesterday at the party’s national secretariat in Abuja while inaugurating a four-member strategic committee led by Otunba Niyi Adebayo to do a forensic analysis of the reasons why the APC lost the just concluded Anambra State governorship election.


 
“It is critical that the South East and South South - the geographical zones that have contributed immensely to the survival of this nation - must fully be represented in what is going on to be a truly national government of the APC in 2019,” he said. 
On why the strategic committee was inaugurated, Chief Odigie-Oyegun said the party felt disappointed by the outcome of the governorship poll in Anambra and needed to find out what contributed to the low number of votes against expectations.   

Tue, 09 Jan 2018
With four days to the scheduled date for the conduct of a fresh election into the vacant Anambra Central Senatorial District seat, there is confusion among the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) and other parties over the right course of action in the face of several litigations. 

Tue, 09 Jan 2018
The Niger East Vanguard (NEV) has appealed to Niger State Governor, Alhaji Abubakar Sani Bello, and the Senator representing the zone, David Umaru, to sheathe swords in the interest of peace and development of the district and the state. 

Tue, 09 Jan 2018
A former governor of Ekiti State, Otunba Niyi Adebayo, says Ayodele Fayose became governor again by accident. 

Tue, 09 Jan 2018
The National Chairman of the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC), Chief John Odigie-Oyegun, has voiced the willingness of the party to take over the control of power in the south-east and south-south geo-political zones in 2019. 

Tue, 09 Jan 2018
The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) has asked the national chairmanof the All Progressives Congress (APC), Chief John Odigie-Oyegun, to stop the blame game andaddress issues bothering Nigerians.

Tue, 09 Jan 2018
The Lagos State government on Monday allayed the fears of property owners affected by removal of structures for the construction of the Pen Cinema flyover, assuring that all would be compensated in due course. 

Tue, 09 Jan 2018
A middle-aged man, Monsuru Agboola, yesterday rejected an Abeokuta Grade II Customary court ruling for the payment of N6,000 monthly upkeep on his two children, who are to be in custody of their mother. 

Tue, 09 Jan 2018
An Abeokuta Grade II Customary Court, sitting at Ake-Abeokuta, yesterday directed a landlord, Chief Atanda Ogunwemimo to refund the 12 months house rent paid by one Dauda Animashaun, before getting the court order he requested for, before he could evict the 14-year tenant. 

Tue, 09 Jan 2018
Alleged Badoo kingpin, Abayomi Alaka, has written a petition against the Commissioner of Police, Lagos State Command, Mr. 

Tue, 09 Jan 2018
The final rites for the installation of Otunba Gani Adams as the 15th Aare Ona Kakanfo of Yorubaland will begin on Wednesday. 

Tue, 09 Jan 2018
Commissioner, Ministry of Home Affairs, Dr. 

Tue, 09 Jan 2018
The Lagos State Traffic Management Authority (LASTMA) at the weekend created a 24-hour Special Intervention and Rapid Response Unit to mitigate the impact of partial closure of adjoining roads in Agege area owing to the ongoing construction of Pen Cinema Flyover.

Tue, 09 Jan 2018
The federal government said it has repaired and restored the western gas pipeline that supplies about six power Generation Companies (GenCos) producing about 3,100 megawatts (MW), that was burnt six days ago. 

Tue, 09 Jan 2018
The Muhammadu Buhari administration has accorded Science and Technology a prime place in the economic recovery and growth plan in order to make the country an industrialized nation, the minister of science and technology, Dr Ogbonnaya Onu has said. 

Tue, 09 Jan 2018
As the Federal Government, operators, regulators and consumers of electricity continuously engage in the effort to turn around the ailing sector, the combination of theft, fraud, violence and vandalisation of facilities has been found to be responsible for the intractable blackouts nationwide. 

Tue, 09 Jan 2018
Nigerias external reserves have hit a new level of $40. 

Tue, 09 Jan 2018
The Escravos-Lagos Pipeline (ELP) shut down last week after a fire, has been restored and gas supply to customers on the line including power generating companies resumed. 

Tue, 09 Jan 2018
Thirty four ships laden with petroleum products, food items and other goods are expected to arrive Apapa and Tin Can Island Ports in Lagos from Jan. 8 to Jan. 30. 

Tue, 09 Jan 2018
The Technical Committee on Nigeria Yam Export Programme says it is targeting the export of about 480 tonnes of yams, equivalent to 20 containers, every month in 2018.

Tue, 09 Jan 2018
Manchester United will reportedly face a battle to sign Atletico Madrids Antoine Griezmann if they return for him in the summer, as he is unconvinced about a move to the Premier League giants and would prefer to stay in Spain. 

Tue, 09 Jan 2018
Manchester City are preparing an opening offer for Alexis Sanchez after entering into talks with Arsenal for the want-away striker. 

Tue, 09 Jan 2018
Leicester City are willing to offload Nigeria international Kelechi Iheanacho in the January transfer window. 

Tue, 09 Jan 2018
FC IfeanyiUbah of Nnewi are confident of securing a continental ticket from their campaign in the 2017/2018 season of the Nigeria Professional Football League (NPFL), a club official says. 

Tue, 09 Jan 2018
Nigeria Professional Football League, NPFL, highest goal scorer and Home-based Eagles striker Anthony Okpotu has promised to score the goals that will give CHAN Eagles victory in Morocco. 

Tue, 09 Jan 2018
British heavyweight Anthony Joshuas unification fight against Joseph Parker could be confirmed this week. 

Tue, 09 Jan 2018
Anglo-Nigerian defender Fikayo Tomori has congratulated Super Eagles player Ola Aina who scored his first professional goal as Hull City edged Blackburn Rovers in the English FA Cup on Sunday.