NIGERIA NEWSPAPERS: TODAY'S THE TRIBUNE NEWSPAPER HEADLINES [14 APRIL, 2018]


Below are the headlines found on The Tribune Online Newspaper for today, Sunday 15 April, 2017.

Sun, 15 Apr 2018
HOPE of rescuing the more than 100 girls still in the captivity of Boko Haram, four years after they were abducted, dimmed on Saturday, after startling revelations that almost 100 of them had died and about 15 are still alive.

On April 14, 2014, about 277 girls were abducted from the Government Secondary School, Chibok in Borno State, with the Federal Government securing the release of over 100 girls, while 57 of the girls reportedly escaped on their own.

Self-exiled journalist, Ahmad Salkida, whose high-profile investigation into Boko Haram activities caused him to flee the country in 2013 to the United Arab Emirate, made the revelations, when he took to Twitter on Saturday, to shed light on the situation, asserting that only 15 of the remaining 113 girls still in captivity were alive.


 
However, when contacted by Sunday Tribune to verify Salkida’s claim on the number of remaining Chibok girls, Mrs Aisha Wakil, a woman popularly known as Mama Boko Haram due to her influence with the insurgents, declined comment.


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Her spokesman, Mr Lawal Shoyode, said she was still studying the situation and would react appropriately at the right time.

The Presidency has, however, claimed ignorance of the information about the death of most of the Chibok school girls that remained in Boko Haram captivity.


 
Following the revelation by Ahmed Salkida, a journalist known to have access to the insurgent group, that only 15 of the 113 yet to be released are now alive, the Presidency said that Information was unknown to government.

Without denying the new information, an unsigned statement from the Presidency on Saturday said: “Following the numerous press enquiries on the information contained in the series of tweets by Mr Ahmed Salkida, we wish to reiterate that the information is not known to the officials of this administration either from the captors of the Chibok girls or the international intercessors who are working with us.

“We wish to confirm that Mr Salkida is not involved, on behalf of the Nigerian government in the processes leading to the release of the over 100 Chibok Girls that have returned to their families, so far, and is not involved in the current processes to secure the release of those still held in captivity.
 
“If there is any information he has concerning the remainder of those girls, he has, up till this moment not approached the government Nigeria with it. All press enquiries on the subject should therefore be directed to Mr. Salkida.
 

Sun, 15 Apr 2018
Former military President, General Ibrahim Babangida, has again urged Nigerians to ensure that only the younger generations were voted to power in the country.

Babangida, spoke at his country home, Minna, Niger State, when he received a delegation of YES Nigeria Movement, led by its convener, Ali Soyode.

He charged the delegation to seize the privilege offered by the next elections to serve their fatherland at a younger age.


 
Babangida, who, had in a statement in February asked President Muhammadu Buhari not to seek re-election in 2019, urged him to complete his first term and allow a new generation of leaders to take control of the mantle of leadership of the country.

“In the fullness of our present realities, we need to cooperate with President Muhammadu Buhari to complete his term of office on May 29th, 2019 and collectively prepare the way for new generation leaders to assume the mantle of leadership of the country.

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“While offering this advice, I speak as a stakeholder, former president, concerned Nigerian and a patriot who desires to see new paradigms in our shared commitment to get this country running. While saying this also, I do not intend to deny President Buhari his inalienable right to vote and be voted for, but there comes a time in the life of a nation, when personal ambition should not override national interest,” Babangida stated.


 
The statement came on the heels of a similar statement issued by former President Olusegun Obasanjo, advising Buhari against re-contesting for the presidency in 2019.

The former military leader, however, reiterated the need for electorate to get their voting documentations in order to play their role in the governance of the country, just as he pledged to work with the movement in achieving its goals.

“I want to commend the leadership of the movement for the great works it has achieved, especially in the areas of educating the electorate on their democratic and political rights and also supporting existing parties in identifying potential candidates for elective offices,” Babangida said


 
In his remarks, the convener of the movement, Soyode, said the aim of establishing the movement was born out of his desire to see a better political and democratic system educating the electorates of their power to elects, call to accountability of the elected and having right people in government through the exercise of their votes.

Sun, 15 Apr 2018
KANO State coordinator of the National Youth Service Corps (NYSC), Alhaji Baba Ladan, said a total of 2,405 corps members have completed the mandatory one-year service.

He also disclosed that one corps member, Sani Kayode Mustapha, who served at the College of Legal Studies in Kano, lost his life.

This was just as the state governor, Dr Abdullahi Umar Ganduje, assured the NYSC management that the Kano State government would continue to be committed to welfare provisions and security of corps members in the state.


 
Ladan, who made the assertion at the Passing Out Parade  (POP) of the Batch “A” Stream 1 corps members, also stated that out of 2,405 corps members, seven of them absconded, while  17 were being disciplined for various offences ranging from extension of service between two weeks to five months and outright repeat of service.

Sun, 15 Apr 2018
THERE was pandemonium, on Saturday, at the Internally Displaced Persons (IDP) camp located at Daudu, Guma Local Government Area of Benue State, as a mobile police officer shot and killed a pregnant woman in the [...]The post Police shoot pregnant woman dead in Benue IDP camp appeared first on Tribune. 

Sun, 15 Apr 2018
THE Minister of Mines and Steel Development, Dr Kayode Fayemi, has visited the secretariat of his party, the All Progressives Congress (APC) in Ado Ekiti to formally state his intent to contest the July 14, [...]The post Fayemi: I'm out to rescue Ekiti from current misrule appeared first on Tribune. 

Sun, 15 Apr 2018
IN commemoration of the 4th anniversary of the abduction of Chibok Schoolgirls, the speaker of the House of Representatives, Hon. Yakubu Dogara, has expressed sadness that not all of the abducted girls had not been [...]The post Dogara calls for rescue of remaining Chibok girls, Leah Sharibu appeared first on Tribune. 

Sun, 15 Apr 2018
FOUNDER and Senior Pastor of the Latter Rain Assembly, Lagos, Pastor Tunde Bakare, on Saturday, called on the Federal Government to do all that is necessary to secure the release of the remaining Chibok school [...]The post Secure Chibok girls', Leah Sharibu's release, Tunde Bakare tells FG appeared first on Tribune. 

Sun, 15 Apr 2018
Ten months to the 2019 general election, and with two governorship elections in Ekiti and Osun states later this year, the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in the South-West has been hit by a fresh crisis [...]The post Fresh crisis rocks South-West PDP appeared first on Tribune. 

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Sun, 15 Apr 2018
Kano State governor, Dr Abdullahi Umar Ganduje, in this interview with select newsmen, speaks on the insinuation of a crack in the All Progressives Governors' Forum (APCGF), the platform for APC governors over the contentious [...]The post APC: Why we sacrificed Oyegun 'Kano gov appeared first on Tribune. 

Sun, 15 Apr 2018
The groin is perhaps where providence hid the bomb that will detonate mankind. Even in ancient history, for a tiny drop of seminal fluid, nations have gone into war with nations and a whole city [...]The post OAU Prof and sex predators appeared first on Tribune. 

Sun, 15 Apr 2018
Actor and filmmaker, Mike Ezuruonye, has urged couples to learn how to fight for their marriages, stating that all issues in marriages would not have broken should couples make efforts to fight for their homes. [...]The post People need to fight for their marriages 'Mike Ezuruonye appeared first on Tribune. 

Sun, 15 Apr 2018
President of the Senate, Dr Bukola Saraki, has reiterated his support for local government autonomy in the country. Saraki, in a statement by his chief press secretary, Sanni Onogu, stated this during a visit by [...]The post Saraki throws weight behind LG autonomy appeared first on Tribune. 

Sun, 15 Apr 2018
The declaration by President Muhammadu Buhari to contest the 2019 presidential election has opened a vista of activities across the 36 states and the Federal Capital, with the pro and anti-Buhari forces taking strategic positions [...]The post 2019: Who wins the contest as Buhari picks the gauntlet' appeared first on Tribune. 

Sun, 15 Apr 2018
Emmanuel Goa'r is a former Speaker of the Plateau State House of Assembly and also a former member of the House of Representatives. He speaks with ISAAC SHOBAYO on the level of preparedness of the [...]The post The only string sustaining APC is governance; it lacks grassroots support 'Goa'r appeared first on Tribune. 

Sun, 15 Apr 2018
The Lagos State government is poised on transforming its civil service by making its workforce develop a 'Growth Mindset' with increased productivity, quick and better service delivery. BOLA BADMUS reports what the government is to [...]The post When Ambode moved to end complacency in civil service appeared first on Tribune. 

Sun, 15 Apr 2018
Members of the All Progressives Congress (APC) in Oyo South Senatorial District, comprising commissioners, members of the state House of Assembly, local government chairmen, youth and women leaders, on Saturday reiterated their call on Governor [...]The post 2019: Oyo South APC members beg Ajimobi to run for Senate appeared first on Tribune. 

Sun, 15 Apr 2018
You want attention' Face tattoo! Everyone would talk,' is a line from Nickelodeon's TV series, Haunted Hathaways. However, for the interesting reactions Ebuka Obi-Uchendu has created with his fashion style, we at Makeover would say, [...]The post 7 style lessons from Ebuka appeared first on Tribune. 

Sun, 15 Apr 2018
Mursty Adinoyi is the producer-presenter of the award-winning entertainment programme, Hitlist N Cruzin. He speaks with SEGUN ADEBAYO about his new programme, AIT Music+, which he says was conceived with only one objective in mind: [...]The post 'Why we need to create more stars' appeared first on Tribune. 

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Sun, 15 Apr 2018
Talk of one young man who is currently living his dreams not just a musician, but a comedian, the name, Otolorin Kehinde, famously known as Kenny Blaq will readily come to mind. The reason is [...]The post I create most of my jokes in the flight 'Kenny Blaq appeared first on Tribune. 

Sun, 15 Apr 2018
David Ola-Samuel is one of the gospel ministers making waves in the vineyard and industry at large. In this interview with SEYI SOKOYA, he speaks on his rise to success and how the General Overseer [...]The post I was told I didn't have music talent 'Ola Samuel appeared first on Tribune. 

Sun, 15 Apr 2018
ABIA South Senator, Enyinnaya Abaribe caused a stir on the floor of the Senate on Thursday. He had taken the floor through Order 43 of the Senate Standing Orders 2015. His explanation had to do [...]The post Herdsmen menace: Between Incompetence and insincerity appeared first on Tribune. 

Sun, 15 Apr 2018
THE list had more than 200 names. Martha James. Grace Paul. Rebecca Joseph. Mary Ali. Ruth Kolo. And so many others. It took Nigerian officials agonisingweeks to publish the names of all the students Boko [...]The post Here they are: Chibok girls four years on appeared first on Tribune. 

Sun, 15 Apr 2018
Thank God that the arguments on whether President Muhammadu Buhari will seek a second term or not have been settled in the affirmative. He declared to the whole world last week at the All Progressives [...]The post Buhari's Gadaffi appeared first on Tribune. 

Sun, 15 Apr 2018
Chieftain of the Social Democratic Party (SDP) and former spokesman of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), Prof. Rufai Ahmed Alkali, is confident that the SDP is where the salvation of the Nigeria now lies given [...]The post 2019: Time not too short for SDP to make impact 'Alkali appeared first on Tribune. 

Sun, 15 Apr 2018
WESTERN warplanes and naval vessels fired a barrage of missiles at three Syrian chemical weapons sites, the opening salvo in what could be a sustained campaign against the government of President Bashar al-Assad and his [...]The post US, Britain, France launch missile strikes on Syria appeared first on Tribune. 

Sun, 15 Apr 2018
THE Nigerian Stock Exchange (NSE) on Wednesday lifted the technical suspension placed on Oando shares with the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC), ordering a reversal three hours later. The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports [...]The post Oando: Confusion trails NSE's lifting, reversal of technical suspension appeared first on Tribune. 

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