NIGERIA NEWSPAPERS: TODAY'S THE TRIBUNE NEWSPAPER HEADLINES [26 MARCH, 2018]


Below are the headlines found on The Tribune Online Newspaper for today, Monday,  26 March, 2017.

Mon, 26 Mar 2018
THE Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) has expressed outrage over a suggestion by Minister of Information and Culture, Lai Mohammed, that the opposition party has committed enough infraction to get its registration certificate withdrawn by the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC).

The minister had advocated the registration withdrawal on Sunday in a press statement where he expressed anger over the opposition party’s reaction to the release of Dapchi school girls, saying: “Indeed, there should be a new criterion for withdrawing the registration of a party like the PDP which has failed both as a ruling and an opposition party!”

But in a reaction on Sunday, the PDP in a statement issued by Kola Ologbondiyan, its National Publicity Secretary, alerted the country of what it said was the clandestine plan by the All Progressive Congress (APC) administration to emasculate the opposition and pave way for an alleged self-succession plan of President Muhammadu Buhari.


 
It said the minister’s suggestion showed that he had come to his wit’s end.

The statement said: “Our attention has been drawn to a press statement by the Minister of Information, Alhaji Lai Mohammed, wherein he demanded that the certificate of registration issued to the PDP by the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) should be withdrawn because the PDP lost in an election and according to him, does not know how to function as an opposition party.

“We want to alert all Nigerians of a clandestine plot by the All Progressives Congress (APC) led Federal Government to strangulate the main opposition party and plot the way for the self-succession plan of their candidate, President Muhammadu Buhari.

“Our party has been following all the schemes and shenanigans of the APC as 2019 general elections draw nearer.

“The main plank of the plot is to ensure that President Buhari runs as a sole candidate in 2019. To achieve this grand plan, they must work to exterminate all known and perceived political opposition platforms in our country.

Mon, 26 Mar 2018
THE Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in Ekiti State has announced its readiness for the July governorship election, saying the people of the state have seen more reasons to stick with the party rather than vote for any other party in the election.

Publicity Secretary of the party in the State, Mr Jackson Adebayo, who stated this in a telephone interview with Nigerian Tribune, also announced that the party was set for its primary election expected to hold May 8th for the selection of its candidate.


 
He said, “we are ready for the election, even though we are still working round the clock to sustain the support of the people of the state in the election.”

According to him, the party’s ward congresses have been scheduled, adding “our state congress is scheduled for May 8. The aspirants are currently going round the state, canvassing for votes of the delegates as well as the support of the electorate.”

Adebayo said “the people of the state is waiting for the PDP candidate because the people of the state have now seen and are convinced that the APC has nothing to offer them.

“The manner in which the party has been dishing out suffering to Nigerians has erased APC in the mind of Ekiti people. They have now seen that the PDP is the way to go, and we assure them of continued all-round development of Ekiti State.”

Mon, 26 Mar 2018
THE Nigerian Army has dissociated itself from some media reports where one Sergeant David Bako who claimed to be a deserted soldier, informed Nigerians about how the Dapchi Girls abduction was planned in Aso Rock Villa and executed with N80 million.

 

According to the Army, in a statement by its Director, Public Relations, Texas Chukwu, the said David Bako never served in the Army, was not deserted or dismissed.


 
Pointing to its own investigation, immediately the report hit the cyberspace, the Army faulted the web source of Bako’s information as incorrect and fake, adding that it had no record of Sergeant Bako in the Army.

Consequently, the Army described the report as mischievous, baseless and aimed at dragging it into politics of calumny.

The statement read, “The attention of the Nigerian Army has been drawn to a news report making round on Facebook and other social media to smear and drag the Nigerian Army into politics of calumny by mischief makers, that one deserted Sergeant David Bako leaks how Dapchi Girls abduction was planned in the villa and executed with N80 million. The information was said to be provided by Sergeant David Bako who claimed to be deserted soldier and one of the abductees of the Dapchi School Girls.

“The Nigerian Army, therefore, put the record straight that it has crosscheck it records and cannot find anyone call Sergeant David Bako who neither serves in the Army, deserted or dismissed. The Nigerian Army, therefore, disassociate itself with such fictitious report and request the public to disregard the confession made by the so call Sergeant David Bako who has not been in the Army at all.

It is imperative to know that these baseless and inane allegations are not new in the cyberspace, “knowing the fact that we are in the age of information warfare. Open Source Intelligence reveals that the website dailyglobewatch.eu with country code top-level domain (ccTLD) .eu used in publishing stories is obviously fake and therefore not correct.

Mon, 26 Mar 2018
WORRIED by the continuous stay of officers and men of the 301 Artillery Regiment (General Support) situated in Gombe among civilian residents over the years, soldiers of the regiment have decried situation and appealed for immediate completion of the barracks for security reasons. The Soldiers, therefore, appealed to the Gombe State Government to reactivate the []The post Soldiers in Gombe decry state of barracks appeared first on Tribune. 

Mon, 26 Mar 2018
THE senator representing Kogi west senatorial district Dino Melaye, on Sunday said he did not flee from the country because of the allegations levelled against him by the Nigeria police. Besides, the lawmaker said he had not received any court summon based on the allegation, stating he had no reason to run away from Nigeria. []The post I never fled from Nigeria 'Melaye appeared first on Tribune. 

Mon, 26 Mar 2018
THE Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) on Sunday, rejected as undemocratic and completely unacceptable, President Muhammadu Buharis comment that security agencies will deal decisively with any persons or group that dares to criticize the handling of security under his administration, saying that it is a plot to emasculate the opposition. While receiving freed Dapchi school girls []The post Buhari's politicisation threat: Plot to emasculate opposition 'PDP appeared first on Tribune. 

Mon, 26 Mar 2018
OPERATIVES of the BDivision, Warri Area Command of the Nigeria Police, weekend, foiled a robbery operation and killed a suspect in the process. Tribune Online gathered on Sunday that two suspected armed bandits, on Friday night, had invaded a house, 20, Ekabo Street, Off Kosini Street in the heart of Warri. The police operatives, led []The post 1 killed as police foil robbery in Delta appeared first on Tribune. 

Mon, 26 Mar 2018
RETIRED General Evangelist of the Christ Apostolic Church (worldwide), and head of Christ Apostolic Church, Agbala Itura, Prophet Samuel Abiara, has described as insulting to the military, the recent calls in certain quarters for Nigerians to defend themselves. He stated this at the thanksgiving service for his retirement as CAC general evangelist, and his recent []The post Asking Nigerians to defend themselves insult to security agencies 'Abiara appeared first on Tribune. 

Mon, 26 Mar 2018
THE Oyo State Government has made provisions for free screening and treatment in all the health facilities across the state for individuals with a persistent cough suspected to be Tuberculosis. The State Commissioner for Health, Dr Azeez Adeduntan stated this at the weekend in Ibadan in his address to commemorate the 2018 World []The post Oyo govt provides free tuberculosis treatment for residents appeared first on Tribune. 

Mon, 26 Mar 2018
VICE President of Nigeria Yemi Osinbajo has described the late Senator Ali Wakili as a trustworthy person who did his best for the people of his constituency and Nigeria as a whole. Speaking Sunday, at the Palace of Emir Bauchi, Rilwanu Suleiman Adamu when he paid a condolence visit to the Emir saying that he []The post Osinbajo condoles Emir of Bauchi over death of Ali Wakili appeared first on Tribune. 

Mon, 26 Mar 2018
EKITI State Governor, Mr Ayodele Fayose has described the conflicting statements from the Police on the return of the last Dapchi schoolgirl, Leah Sharibu, as another clear indication that 'under this President Muhammadu Buhari led government, confusion now reigns supreme.' Special Assistant to the governor on Public Communications and News Media, Lere Olayinka, quoted Governor []The post Fayose: Buhari's govt confused, says police conflicting statements on Dapchi girl, Leah, rele 

Mon, 26 Mar 2018
What happened on February 26' On the fateful day, we had an incident in the car park of the lounge which degenerated into an argument because one of the guys insisted that he earlier parked on a spot before and the new occupants should move out and let him park; it led to a scuffle, []The post Trans Amusement park tragedy: Olusa narrates experience, says, 'I don't know how to shoot, I don't own a gun, I didn't kill anybody' appeared first on Tribune. 

Mon, 26 Mar 2018
FOR stakeholders and professionals at this year's edition of the Innovention Series, organised by the Verdant Zeal Group, telling the true African narratives, through its local media and its entertainment industry, has become imperative, if the continent is to realise its full potential. The experts are drawn from different sectors of the nation's economy, including []The post Why local media, entertainment industry should be purveyors of Africa's narratives 'Experts appeared 

Mon, 26 Mar 2018
Leadership is quite exciting. It is a platform to transform people and situations through quality service. It is an opportunity to impact lives through the impartation of inspiration and encouragement. But as rewarding as leadership is, leaders are sometimes assailed by fears. Just like other people, leaders are troubled by fears. They are afraid of []The post How leaders deal with fears appeared first on Tribune. 

Mon, 26 Mar 2018
The Nigerian Stock Exchange all-share index (NSEASI) and market capitalisation dipped 1.11 per cent and 0.14 per cent to close the week at 41,472.10 and N14.982 trillion respectively. 'Similarly, all other indices finished lower during the week with the exception of the NSE Consumer Goods, NSE Banking and NSE Pension Indices that appreciated by 1.07 []The post Zenith Bank, others top activity chart as market dips 1.11% appeared first on Tribune. 

Mon, 26 Mar 2018
The confirmation of the appointments of Mrs Aisha Ahmad and Mr Edward Adamu as substantive deputy governors of the Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN), along with three members of the Monetary Policy Committee (MPC)has given fresh hope for the resumption of regular meetings of CBN's monetary policy members and a renewed confidence for investors. This []The post Fresh hope for investors as Senate confirms 5 CBN nominees appeared first on Tribune. 

Mon, 26 Mar 2018
Access Bank Plc has proposed a final dividend of 40 Kobo per share to its shareholders, in addition to 25 Kobo interim dividend paid during the period, making a total of 65 Kobo for the financial year. In its financial statement for the full year ended 31 December, 2017, submitted to the Nigerian Stock Exchange []The post Access Bank to pay 65kb dividend as total income increases by 20% appeared first on Tribune. 

Mon, 26 Mar 2018
Building credibility is vital for management at all levels. Stephen Covey had a great concept that he called 'the speed of trust.' A person's credibility builds trust, and when you fully trust someone, it enables you to work with them much more efficiently and productively than if you're constantly worrying about them and assessing their []The post 5 time-tested ways to build leadership credibility appeared first on Tribune. 

Mon, 26 Mar 2018
As grace period runs out for tax evaders who still wonder whether the taxman knows them, CHIMA NWOKOJI in this report examines the preparedness of Federal Government to find out and deal with tax evaders, as well as post amnesty options for companies and individuals that did not comply with VAIDS.The post Tax 'Armageddon' beckons as VAIDS period ends appeared first on Tribune. 

Mon, 26 Mar 2018
TWO scholarship programmes have been announced by Google for tech start-ups from countries such as Nigeria, Kenya and South Africa, this is as the global search engine giant kicks off the Launchpad Accelerator programme in Lagos. Making the announcement during a press briefing held in Lagos recently, Google Country Director, Nigeria, Mrs Juliet Ehimuan said []The post Google announces developer scholarships as Launchpad Accelerator Africa kicks off in Lagos appeared first on Tribune. 

Mon, 26 Mar 2018
EXPECTATIONS of rate moderations are high in the money market as N317.32 billion maturities are expected to hit the system this week. Dealers said N140.01 billion of Open Market Operation (OMO) bills will be maturing, just as treasury bills worth N177.31 billion is expected to also mature this week. The combined inflows are expected to []The post Rates to moderate on N317.32bn inflow appeared first on Tribune. 

Mon, 26 Mar 2018
To start with, crisis is sometimes the only door to change. Philips Electronics learned this the hard way. A pioneering manufacturer for audio, video, and recording equipment, Philips was on top of the world in the early 1980s. Its reputation for engineering was unequalled, its competitors few. Based in the Netherlands, Philips had regional managers []The post See crisis as an open door appeared first on Tribune. 
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