NIGERIA NEWSPAPERS: TODAY'S THE TRIBUNE NEWSPAPER HEADLINES [4TH APRIL, 2018]


Below are the headlines found on The Tribune Online Newspaper for today, Wednesday 4th April, 2017.

Wed, 04 Apr 2018
KWARA State House of Assembly has authorised the state government to access a term loan facility of N4bn to settle the payment of outstanding salaries and pensions of the 16 Local Government Councils in the state.

The legislature which reconvened from its recess, resolved to approve the loan facility, following a message from the State Governor, Alhaji AbdulFatah Ahmed, read by the Speaker, Dr Ali Ahmad, seeking the approval of the legislature.
 
Reading the resolutions of the House, the Speaker said of the N4bn, N2.2bn would be required to pay full salary arrears of Local Government Staff, Pensioners and Primary School teachers and directed the State Joint Allocation (JAAC) to decide appropriately on how the remaining N1.8bn would be disbursed to pay the remaining outstanding arrears among the Local Government Staff, teachers and pensioners and report to the House.

Dr Ahmad said since Joint Allocation Account Committee (JAAC) was the only legally authorised body to disburse, it should furnish the House on how the fund would be disbursed to ensure that the loan was entirely used for the intended purposes.

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The House Leader, Hon Hassan Oyeleke had while leading others in the debate, urged the legislators to approve the loan having harvested required information from relevant stakeholders.

Other members who spoke on the request said though the practice of obtaining loan to pay salary arrears was against financial regulation, urged the House to approve it to improve the well-being of the affected workers, but enjoined the government to device means of paying the balance of the N7.7bn required to clear salary arrears without recourse to loan facility from the bank.

Wed, 04 Apr 2018
THE Emir of Birnin-Gwari in Kaduna State Malam Jibril Zubairu Mai-Gwari II has said his subjects are being killed every day in his Emirate.

To this end, he tasked the Federal Government to end the activities of banditry in the area.


 
The Emir made the call at his palace on Tuesday evening while receiving the Minister of Interior, Lt. General Abdulrahman Danbazzau (rtd) and Deputy Inspector General of Police Operations, Habila Joshak who visit the emirate.

The Minister and DIG were in Birnin Gwari on assessment of the security situation of the area, where killings and kidnapping of innocent citizens have become a daily occurrence.

It would be recalled that 11 soldiers on Operation ‘Ayem Akpatuma’ were killed in the area two weeks ago, while nine persons, including a bride, was kidnapped last Sunday after killing of two persons.


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Speaking on the situation, the Emir said, armed bandits, terrorizing his domain hibernate in Zamfara and come to attack in Birnin Gwari and hibernate in Birnin Gwari and go to Zamfara to carry out attacks.

He said he had to cry out about their predicament because, until the coming of the Minister, they felt they were not part of Nigeria.

He, however, expressed optimism that, with the coming of the Minister, the security situation will improve, saying that, “people are being killed here on daily basis. Just a day before yesterday, two people were killed and nine others, including a newly wedded bride, were Kidnapped.”

Wed, 04 Apr 2018
FIFTEEN members of the House of Representatives from Kaduna State have faulted the Senates rejection to approved the $350m World Bank loan requested by the Kaduna State Government. The Senate had on Thursday rejected the [...]The post Kaduna Reps fault Senates rejection of $350m World bank loan appeared first on Tribune. 

Wed, 04 Apr 2018
Ekiti State Governor Ayodele Fayose has described call by former President Olusegun Obasanjo that President Muhammadu Buhari should stop giving Nigerians excuse as vindication of his position that the President had nothing to offer the [...]The post Fayose: Obasanjo's verdict on Buhari has vindicated me; says President lacks capacity to rule appeared first on Tribune. 

Wed, 04 Apr 2018
THE Federal Government has summoned the Accounting officers and Chief Executive Officers (CEOs) from all Ministries, Departments and Agencies (MDAs) to brainstorm on effective implementation of 2018 budget. Secretary to the Government of the Federation, [...]The post 2018 budget: FG summons heads of agencies on procurement appeared first on Tribune. 

Wed, 04 Apr 2018
THE Federal Road Safety Corps (FRSC) has expressed concern about unlicensed and reckless drivers plying the nation's highways, warning that offenders would be arrested and prosecuted for violation of traffic laws. Corps Marshal and [...]The post FRSC promises to prosecute unlicensed drivers appeared first on Tribune. 

Wed, 04 Apr 2018
A lawyer, Mr Abdul Ganiy Bello, is an Ilorin-based legal practitioner of almost two decades experience. He speaks with TUNDE BUSARI on contemporary issues. Kwara State carries State of Harmony sobriquet. Can you shed more [...]The post We should be cautious over herdsmen issue 'Lawyer appeared first on Tribune. 

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Wed, 04 Apr 2018
THE Federal Government has warned members of the Special Mines Surveillance Task Force (SMSTF) on Illegal Mining against the temptation of compromising the objectives of the assignment given to them by conniving with illegal miners. [...]The post Illegal mining: FG warns task force against compromise appeared first on Tribune. 

Wed, 04 Apr 2018
Faced by daunting allegation of declining standard of education, Bauchi State Commissioner for Education, Professor Haruna Abdullahi bares his mind on the state government's response to repositioning the sector. He speaks with ISOLA MICHAEL. What [...]The post We have zero tolerance for corruption in education sector'Commissioner appeared first on Tribune. 

Wed, 04 Apr 2018
Ekiti-11, popularly known as E-11, is a group of accomplished Ekiti sons, who are in various professions and with varying economic and political interests. Chief Kola Akosile, the chairman of the group, speaks with SAM [...]The post Ekiti 2018: Ekiti-11 will be non-partisan 'Akosile, chairman appeared first on Tribune. 

Wed, 04 Apr 2018
Spying on your spouse's phone in Saudi Arabia now carries a 133, 000 dollars fine and up to a year in prison, under a new law that aims to 'protect morals of individuals and society [...]The post Spying on spouse's phone in Saudi Arabia now carries $133, 000 fine appeared first on Tribune. 

Wed, 04 Apr 2018
Dr Eddy Olafeso is the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) vice chairman in the South-West, in this interview with YINKA OLADOYINBO, he bares his mind on efforts at rebuilding the party and other issues. The court [...]The post We are doing our best to reconcile aggrieved PDP members in South-West 'Olafeso appeared first on Tribune. 

Wed, 04 Apr 2018
The Trade Statistics for International Business Development has said that Nigeria's palm oil deficit is now $800m. The body, in its report, stated that the legal import for palm oil in Nigeria falls within the [...]The post Nigeria's $800m palm oil deficit appeared first on Tribune. 

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Wed, 04 Apr 2018
Stakeholders in the oil and gas industry have decried alleged poor contribution of the Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC) to the economy. Speaking at a workshop at the weekend organised by the Nigeria Natural Resource [...]The post Experts describe NNPC's contribution to economy devt as poor appeared first on Tribune. 

Wed, 04 Apr 2018
I wouldn't know where the bogus concept of hate speech came from or who brought up the idea to the floor of the National Assembly but I know for certain what purpose it was meant [...]The post Hate speech redefined appeared first on Tribune. 

Wed, 04 Apr 2018
UNTIL recently when he spoke out in utter indignation, former Defence Minister, Lt-General Theophilus Danjuma (retd) hardly donned the toga of an activist who wanted to pull the roof of a collapsing building down on [...]The post Danjuma's outburst appeared first on Tribune. 

Wed, 04 Apr 2018
AS part of its initiatives to promote risk management culture among the capital market operators in Nigeria, the Association of Stockbroking Houses of Nigeria (ASHON) in collaboration with a frontline management consulting firm, IRM Professionals [...]The post 'ASHON, IRM engage market operators on risk management strategy appeared first on Tribune. 

Wed, 04 Apr 2018
THE Association of Skilled and Vocational Artisans of Nigeria, says its partnership with the Small and Medium Enterprises (SMEs) Development Agency of Nigeria (SMEDAN) has empowered 10 small business owners with soft loans. Mr Everest [...]The post Association empowers SMEs operators to boost economy appeared first on Tribune. 

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Wed, 04 Apr 2018
MR Joseph Attah, Public Relations Officer, Nigeria Customs Service (NCS) says the Service seized 174,015 litres of petroleum products valued at about N27 million in 2017. Attah made this known in an interview with the [...]The post Customs seizes 174,015 litres of petroleum products valued N27m 'Official appeared first on Tribune. 

Wed, 04 Apr 2018
Dr Chijioke Ekechukwu, an economist has called for import restriction on goods and items that can be locally manufactured in order to protect local manufacturers. Ekechukwu, a former Director-General, Abuja Chamber of Commerce and Industry, [...]The post Economist calls for import restriction on locally manufactured goods appeared first on Tribune. 

Wed, 04 Apr 2018
MR Eze Onyepere, the Lead Director, Centre for Social Justice has called on the Monetary Policy Committee (MPC) to fix interest rates on bank loans to check the high rate by financial institutions. Onyepere, who [...]The post High lending rate: expert advises MPC to fix rates for banks appeared first on Tribune. 

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