NIGERIA NEWSPAPERS: TODAY'S THE TRIBUNE NEWSPAPER HEADLINES [23 MARCH, 2018]


Below are the headlines found on The Tribune Online Newspaper for today, Friday,  23 March, 2017.

Fri, 23 Mar 2018
THE Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) on Thursday warned the Federal Government to fight corruption and stop hounding members of the opposition parties.

In a statement made available to newsmen in Abuja yesterday by its National Publicity Secretary, Hon Kola Ologbondiyan, the party frowned at the Motion Exparte filed by the Special Presidential Investigation Panel for the Recovery of Public Property seeking the forfeiture of assets allegedly not declared by the Deputy President of the Senate, Senator Ike Ekweremadu, alleging plots to silence the opposition.

‎The party pointed that while it was in full support of any genuine anti-graft war, the All Progressives Congress (APC)-led administration’s obsession with Ekweremadu was another clear indication that it was not ready to fight corruption, but rather out to scandalise, persecute, and bring down its perceived opponents.

It said: “The PDP recalls that this government rushed to arraign Senator Ekweremadu and the Senate President, Dr Bukola Saraki in 2016 on trumped up charges of forgery of Senate Standing Rule, even when there was not even a mention of their names in the contentious police report or Proof of Evidence. It eventually withdrew the charges for lack of merit.

“The police raided and ransacked Senator Ekweremadu’s official guest house in Abuja in May 2017 and blamed it on false whistleblowers, whom they charged to court. Nothing has been heard about the trial of the
alleged false whistleblowers again.

“In the current matter, apart from relying on an obsolete law to dabble into the roles of the Code of Conduct Bureau, we are not surprised that the Panel could not carry out a thorough and independent investigation
on the purported property of the senator, but relied on a petition by the former Chief Judge of Enugu State, Justice Innocent Umezulike, who is standing corruption trial in several courts, after his removal from office by the National Judicial Council (NJC) in 2017.

“We recall that the senator accused Umezulike and some politicians of stealing and doctoring his will, inserting non-existent properties or properties that had nothing to do with him

“It is also instructive that this calculated smear campaign is in the guise of forfeiture of phantom assets came on the heels of Senator Ekweremadu’s alarm and scathing criticism of the APC-led administration over the nation’s deteriorating democracy and in the midst of the ongoing executive-legislature faceoff, in which a ranking senator of the APC extraction identified Ekweremadu as a pillar of support to the Senate President”.

Fri, 23 Mar 2018
ANGRY youths razed a Celestial Church of Christ ‎(CCC) and part of a police outpost in Narayi metropolis of Kaduna state.

The action of the youth could not be unconnected with the mysterious death of a youth working in a site inside the church premises.

Findings gathered that a 78-year-old Prophet in charge of the Parish, Steven Babatunde Shitu was allegedly involved in the death of 21-year-old ‎Sylvester Friday who was working in the church until his death.

When an attempt by the youths to carry out jungle justice on the accused failed as he was given police protection, the youths became irritated by setting the church and the police outpost ablaze.

Fri, 23 Mar 2018
GOVERNOR Yahaya Bello of Kogi State has said he would not be distracted by the antics of Senator Dino Melaye, who represents Kogi West senatorial district of the state. This followed a video recently released [...]The post Dino's antics can't distract me 'Gov Bello appeared first on Tribune. 

Fri, 23 Mar 2018
The Southeast professionals in Diaspora, has commended President Muhammadu Buhari and the nations security forces, over the release of 105 Dapchi School girls, abducted by the Boko Haram sect, in Dapchi, Yobe State in February. [...]The post Dapchi girls release: Igbo group applauds Buhari, chides Amnesty International. appeared first on Tribune. 

Fri, 23 Mar 2018
Ahead the 2019 general elections, women have been advised to seek political education and partake in politics. Programme Manager, Center for Applied Ethics and Political Communication in Africa (CAEPOCOM AFRICA), Miss Mary William Aniefiok, made [...]The post Women advised to seek political education appeared first on Tribune. 

Fri, 23 Mar 2018
Zonal Chairman of Miyetti Allah Cattle Breeders Association of Nigeria (MACBAN) Danladi Chiroma has advanced ways to halt the killings in Benue state. Chiroma who spoke to newsmen on phone yesterday said that the only [...]The post MACBAN offers way to stop Benue killings appeared first on Tribune. 

Fri, 23 Mar 2018
THE Director-General of the National Emergency Management Agency (NEMA), Mustapha Maihaja on Wednesday said that due process was followed in the procurement N3.1 billion rice contract for emergency purpose in North Eastern part of the [...]The post We followed due process in award of N3.1bn rice contract 'NEMA boss appeared first on Tribune. 

Fri, 23 Mar 2018
THE Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC), Anambra State, says the first quarter of the continuous Voters' Registration (CVR) for 2018 will end Friday. Consequently, display of the preliminary register of voters for claims and objections [...]The post INEC ends first quarter of 2018 CVR exercises in Anambra appeared first on Tribune. 

Fri, 23 Mar 2018
THENuSTREAMS Concepts, owners of NuSTREAMS Conference and Culture Centre has organised the first South-West eCommerce Summit in partnership with Bank of Industry (BoI) to improve the use of e-commerce in the South-West. The event tagged [...]The post NuSTREAMS Concepts, BoI set to improve e-commerce in S/West appeared first on Tribune. 

Fri, 23 Mar 2018
LAGOS State Governor, Mr Akinwunmi Ambode on Thursday held a meeting with the Japan-African Union Parliamentary Friendship Committee in Tokyo, in furtherance of his quest to woo Japanese investors especially with regards to finding a [...]The post Ambode visits Japan, woos investors on transportation, urban development appeared first on Tribune. 

Fri, 23 Mar 2018
President Muhammadu Buhari has directedsecurity agencies to improve their strategies of intelligence gathering, surveillance and accuracy in deployments, and ensure that criminal activities are brought to an end across the country. Speakingon Thursdayinan interactive meeting [...]The post Buhari in Zamfara orders security agencies to wipe out criminality appeared first on Tribune. 

Fri, 23 Mar 2018
Former governor of Jigawa State, Alhaji Sule Lamido, who is also presidential aspirant on the platform of Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in the coming 2019 poll,on Thursday,in Lagos, said his presidential ambition was not out [...]The post 2019: Im the man to fix Nigeria 'Lamido appeared first on Tribune. 

Fri, 23 Mar 2018
The Inspector-General of Police, IGP Ibrahim Idris,on Thursday, announced a shift in the enforcement of the withdrawal of police personnel attached to political and public office holders, VIPs, public and private companies and other categories [...]The post IG reverses self on withdrawal of police personnel from VIPs appeared first on Tribune. 

Fri, 23 Mar 2018
Co-Chair of the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation, Bill Gates has said that Nigeria is one of the most dangerous places in the world to give birth, with the fourth-worst maternal mortality rate in the [...]The post Nigeria one of worlds most dangerous places to give birth 'Bill Gates appeared first on Tribune. 

Fri, 23 Mar 2018
President Muhammadu Buhari willon Fridayreceive Dapchi school who regained their freedomon Wednesdayafter one month in Boko Haram's captivity. The reception has been scheduled to take place at12 noonat the presidential villa, Abuja. The president confirmed [...]The post Buhari to receive Dapchi girls Friday appeared first on Tribune. 

Fri, 23 Mar 2018
The House of Representativeson Wednesdaymade good its threat to override the veto of President Muhammadu Buhari on 10 bills he declined assent, especially electoral act amendment bill seeking to reorder the election sequence. This came [...]The post Reps plan to override Buharis veto on election reordering, peace corps bill others appeared first on Tribune. 

Fri, 23 Mar 2018
THE Presidency on Thursday assured that President Muhammadu Buhari is committed to the freedom of the only Dapchi schoolgirl still in captivity as he was to the girls freedom when all 110 were in [...]The post Dapchi Christian girl won't be abandoned 'Presidency appeared first on Tribune. 

Fri, 23 Mar 2018
The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) on Thursday, called on President Muhammadu Buhari to immediately call his AllProgressives Congress (APC) members and some of his appointees to order over their manifest interest and continued interference in [...]The post Call APC to order over Metuh, PDP tells Buhari ' appeared first on Tribune. 

Fri, 23 Mar 2018
THE House of Representatives Speaker, Honourable YakubuDogara on Thursday has said that Nigeria is not a banana republic but a country governed by law and order. The House of Representativeson tackled the countrys judiciary over [...]The post Nigeria not a banana republic 'Dogara appeared first on Tribune. 

Fri, 23 Mar 2018
Co-Chair of the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation, Bill Gates, has observed that the Economic and Recovery and Growth Plan (ERGP) of the present administration does not reflect the needs of Nigerians people even though [...]The post FG's ERGP not reflecting Nigerians' needs 'Bill Gates appeared first on Tribune. 

Fri, 23 Mar 2018
A survey by an organisation known as Positive Action for Treatment Access found that over 31.4 per cent of girls admits that their first s3xual encounter had been rape or forced s3x in various forms [...]The post Stemming the tide of child sexual abuse: Advocates emphasise breaking the culture of silence appeared first on Tribune. 

Fri, 23 Mar 2018
AT an apparently belated visit to the herdsmen-ravaged Benue State on March 12, President Muhammadu Buhari openly admitted that he was not aware that the Inspector General of Police (IGP), Mr. Ibrahim Idris, did not [...]The post Buhari's admission on IGP's non-relocation to Benue appeared first on Tribune. 

Fri, 23 Mar 2018
Just when its metamorphosis from being Ibadan's ritual killers' den to possessing imposing educational infrastructures was being celebrated, Soka area of Ibadan has again hit the spotlight over a raging land ownership dispute threatening peaceful [...]The post Soka on edge over raging land dispute appeared first on Tribune. 

Fri, 23 Mar 2018
The longest twilight [...]The post Wale Adebanwi on Mama HID (58) appeared first on Tribune. 

Fri, 23 Mar 2018
Born in the heart of South London, Maleek Berry, real name Maleek Shoyebi, grew up listening to some of the biggest names in R&B from Tevin Campbell, Boyz II Men, Jodeci and of course the [...]The post Maleek Berry: I hope to create music that lasts longer than my generation appeared first on Tribune. 

Fri, 23 Mar 2018
ONE of the Nigerian leading tourism destinations, Plateau State will be showcasing its tourism potential to a team of tour operators and travel Journalists in a bid to re-establish its position as the home of [...]The post Plateau govt to host NATOP 2018 AGM appeared first on Tribune. 

Fri, 23 Mar 2018
NIGERIA'S travel and tourism journalists have collectively spoken against continuing attacks on the local wildlife population, calling on the government and other relevant institutions to take the problem much more seriously. 'As a nation we [...]The post Travel, tourism journalists send SOS to FG on wildlife depletion appeared first on Tribune. 

Fri, 23 Mar 2018
Ahead of the 2019 general elections, the Lagos State chapter of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) is not yet out of the wood, even with the final resolution of the factional crisis between Senator Ahmed Makarfi-led group and the other led by Senator Ali Modu Sheriff which rocked the party nationwide, as PDP leaders and party faithfuls in the state loyal to the former PDP Deputy National Chairman, Chief Olabode George are at daggers drawn with Moshood Salvador, the state chairman of the party, f 

Fri, 23 Mar 2018
MONTHS back, Nigerians were in high spirit over the news that there is avictory over Boko Haram insurgents but little did people know that they were only waiting for the right time to attack. Though, [...]The post Address herdsmen crisis appeared first on Tribune. 

Fri, 23 Mar 2018
Consequent upon the Resolution at the Berlin Conference on 26th February 1885, partitioning Africa on the principle of effective occupation by European powers, British Protectorate Administration was, on the 5th of June 1885, proclaimed on [...]The post History of LG administration in Nigeria appeared first on Tribune. 

Fri, 23 Mar 2018
POPULAR culture remains central to the production of knowledge and communication of societal ills in Nigeria. While Nigerian hip-hop artistes smile to the bank despite their bare embrace and glamorisation of anti-social behaviours; others get [...]The post Our leaders as metaphoric 'science students' appeared first on Tribune. 

Fri, 23 Mar 2018
A grim-faced Lee Myung-Bak was driven away from his home in southern Seoul for a detention facility late Thursday, becoming the fourth former South Korean president to be arrested on corruption charges. The district court [...]The post South Korea's ex-president Lee Myung-Bak arrested on graft charges appeared first on Tribune. 

Fri, 23 Mar 2018
He said during the process of delivering on these projects, jobs are also created either directly or indirectly. Fashola disclosed this at the inspection of Federal Government National Housing Projects located in Dukpai Area of [...]The post Why my ministry has the largest budget 'Fashola appeared first on Tribune. 

Fri, 23 Mar 2018
Out of more than 150,000 Africansfrom 114 countries worldwide that applied to join the 4th'cycle of The Tony Elumelu Foundation's (TEF) 10-year,$100million TEF Entrepreneurship Programme, the Foundation,on Thursday, has announced that selection of 1,000African entrepreneurswith [...]The post TEF selects 1,000 entrepreneurs, as partners support more 250 appeared first on Tribune. 
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