NIGERIA NEWSPAPERS: TODAY'S THE TRIBUNE NEWSPAPER HEADLINES [5TH APRIL, 2018]


Below are the headlines found on The Tribune Online Newspaper for today, Thursday 6th April, 2017.

Thu, 05 Apr 2018
THE Police Command in Sokoto State said it had recovered 948 guns under the state amnesty programme and police operations in last 24 months.

The Commissioner of Police in the state, Mr Murtala Mani, disclosed this at a news conference in Sokoto on Wednesday,

Mani said the recovered and surrendered weapons, included AK47, double and single barrel and locally fabricated guns with 1,200 ammunition.

The commissioner said some of the guns were surrendered during the amnesty initiative aimed at discouraging restiveness and criminalities as well as encouraging peaceful coexistence in the state.

He said some of the guns were recovered during the course of fire exchange between the criminal elements and the men of the command.

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He added that some armed men voluntarily surrendered their weapons in recognition of the importance of amnesty initiative and that their nefarious activities were being monitored at all points across the state.

Mani further assured that the police would continue to work toward ensuring a crime-free society.

He said measures had been put in place to sanction all manufacturers of locally made weapons.


Thu, 05 Apr 2018
GOVERNOR Ayodele Fayose of Ekiti State has raised the alarm over the approval by President Muhammadu Buhari of $1 billion for the procurement of security equipment to fight Boko Haram insurgency, saying it was rather for the conduct of the 2019 election.

Fayose in a statement by his Special Assistant on Public Communications and New Media, Lere Olayinka, on Wednesday, alleged that “it as a pooling of public funds for the purpose of funding President Buhari’s reelection as well as the coming governorship elections in Ekiti and Osun States.”


 
The governor demanded to know whether or not the $1 billion was from the Excess Crude Account (ECA), saying “it will be illegal and against the principle of federalism that operates in Nigeria for the President, who is the head of just one of the federating units to approve spending of fund belonging to the three tiers of government without the consent of heads of other federating units.”

Governor Fayose asked: “When did the National Assembly approve the spending of the $1 billion? Or can the President spend $1 billion belonging to Nigerians without the approval of the National Assembly?”


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He said “Nigerians required explanations from the federal government as to where the $1 billion will be sourced because the President lacked the power to unilaterally spend money from the Excess Crude Account. Not even when there is a pending suit by Ekiti State Local Council Chairmen, challenging the powers the 36 state governors to purportedly execute the constitutional duty of the Federal government without their consent.”

“Since they said they have defeated Boko Haram, and later told Nigerians that they had a ceasefire agreement with the insurgents, what else do they need a whopping sum of $1 billion (over N370 billion) for; if not to fund the 2019 elections?

Thu, 05 Apr 2018
THE Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) has announced the commencement of the 2018 Ekiti governorship election process, as the Resident Electoral Commissioner (REC) in the state, Professor Abdul-Ganiyu Raji gave the notice of election on [...]The post Ekiti 2018: INEC announces commencement of election process appeared first on Tribune. 

Thu, 05 Apr 2018
FOLLOWING the report of another impending trip to the United Kingdom by President Muhammadu Buhari, the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) has demanded that the Presidency immediately make public all issues relating to the 'so-called private [...]The post PDP demands full disclosure on Buhari's London trip appeared first on Tribune. 

Thu, 05 Apr 2018
THE Federal Government has demanded justice from the United Kingdom government on the killing of a Nigerian, Mr Abraham Badru, by a gunman in London. Mrs Abike Dabiri-Erewa, Senior Special Assistant to the President on [...]The post FG demands justice for Nigerian killed in London appeared first on Tribune. 

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Thu, 05 Apr 2018
THE Presidency on Wednesday told Nigerians to count their blessings that the administration of President Muhammadu Buhari has brought to the country's economy as it declared him a success. But it also conceded [...]The post Count your blessings under Buhari, Presidency tells Nigerians appeared first on Tribune. 

Thu, 05 Apr 2018
A review of Ween Chukusa's book, Inalu and the Mystery Palm, by Segun Adebayo. INALU and the Mystery Palm is assessed as a product of innate ability in creative writing. There may be no other [...]The post Of Inalu and lesson of heeding to instructions appeared first on Tribune. 

Thu, 05 Apr 2018
Workers and port users alike have expressed fear over the planned closure of the major link bridge connecting Apapa to Ijora, Surulere and beyond, stating that alternative routes ought to have been completed before such [...]The post Port workers, users panic over plan to close Apapa bridge appeared first on Tribune. 

Thu, 05 Apr 2018
IT is undisputed that Nigeria is the largest economy in Sub-Saharan Africa. Regarded for its oil-producing clout, the country is blessed with human, capital as well as natural resources. However, Nigeria, like most emerging economies, [...]The post Climate change, Nigeria and Paris accord appeared first on Tribune. 

Thu, 05 Apr 2018
Men without sperm make up about 15 per cent of all infertile men in the reproductive age of fatherhood in Nigeria, a study has found. In a new study, researchers that looked at men's wives [...]The post 15% of all infertile Nigerian men have no sperm 'Study appeared first on Tribune. 

Thu, 05 Apr 2018
Three students from Ghana, all females, have come first, second and third best candidates in the 2017 May/June West African Senior School Certificate Examinations (WASSCE), beating their counterparts from Nigeria, Gambia, Sierra Leone and Liberia. [...]The post Again, Ghana beats Nigeria, others in WASSCE appeared first on Tribune. 

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Thu, 05 Apr 2018
WHETHER it is an organisation or an individual making people's lives better, the common trait of quiet achievers, according to Scott Graham, is that 'they achieve results quietly (obviously!); they deliver without fuss; they solve [...]The post Florence Ajimobi at 59: When noise is not music appeared first on Tribune. 

Thu, 05 Apr 2018
A review of Alaba Ojapinwa's book, Migration: Myths and Realities: The Good, The Bad and The Ugly. Migrating from one place to the other has been part of human existence, but today's issues relating to [...]The post Understanding myths and realities of migration appeared first on Tribune. 

Thu, 05 Apr 2018
The Nigerian Merchant Navy Officers and Water Transport Senior Staff Association (NMNOWTSSA) has called on the Federal Government to appoint a substantive chief executive officer to head the National Inland Waterways Authority (NIWA) as the [...]The post Association blames inactivity at NIWA on lack of substantive MD appeared first on Tribune. 

Thu, 05 Apr 2018
Everyone at one time or the other has experienced their heart skip a beat. But experts, in this report by SADE OGUNTOLA, warn that for some people, it can be serious when it persists. If [...]The post Is your heartbeat too fast or too slow' appeared first on Tribune. 

Thu, 05 Apr 2018
THE National Pension Commission (PenCom), on Wednesday issued compliance certificates to more than 4,000 firms to enable them to bid for Federal Government contracts. Dr Amino Farouk, the Head, Research and Corporate Strategy Department, PenCom [...]The post PenCom clears over 4,000 firms to bid for FG contracts appeared first on Tribune. 

Thu, 05 Apr 2018
SOME street traders in the Diobu axis of Port Harcourt on Wednesday appealed to the Rivers State Government to provide them affordable market stalls before enforcing its ban on street trading. The traders spoke to [...]The post Rivers street trading ban: Diobu traders plead for permanent shops appeared first on Tribune. 

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Thu, 05 Apr 2018
THE Shares of Unity Bank Plc posted a percentage growth of 121.82 per cent on the Nigerian Stock Exchange (NSE) to emerge the best performing stock for the first quarter ended March 31, 2018. Data [...]The post Unity Bank Plc emerge best performing stock in Q1 with 121.82% growth appeared first on Tribune. 

Thu, 05 Apr 2018
THE management of Firstnation Airways has categorically denied all the charges of fraud and stealing preferred against the airline and its Chief Executive Officer, Mr Kayode Odukoya by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC). [...]The post FirstNation assures of defending self against EFCC's charges, allegations appeared first on Tribune. 

Thu, 05 Apr 2018
A Nigerian trained pilot, presently flying with the Dubai based airline, Emirates, Mr. Ambrose Agbo Ojobo said he was attracted to the airline because of its safety culture, level playing field policy, job security, reliability, [...]The post Why I am attracted to Emirates Airlines 'Nigerian born pilot appeared first on Tribune. 

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