NIGERIA NEWSPAPERS: Today's Thisday Newspaper Headlines [17 May, 2018].


Below are the headlines found on The Thisday Online Newspaper for today, Thursday, 17 May, 2018.

Thu, 17 May 2018
The Lagos State Police Command wednesday vowed to prosecute any hospital in the state who rejects gunshot victims on the premise of lack of police report.

The state Commissioner of Police, Imohimi Edgal, was reacting to the recent death of a gunshot victim, one Adebayo Akinwumi, after he was rejected by three Lagos hospitals.


 
The deceased, who was a senior engineer with an information and communications technology company, was shot and wounded by armed robbers in his house at Ofada-Mokoloki, Ogun State.

According to the CP, he was said to have been taken to Reddington Hospital, Ikeja for treatment only to be refused admission on the unlawful and inexcusable grounds that there was no police report.

Edgal said: “The command considers the action of the hospital as cruel; perhaps, an indication that the hospital management may be ignorant of the ‘Compulsory Treatment and Care of Victims of Gunshot Act, 2017.’

“In the light of this development, the command wishes to inform all medical practitioners in Lagos State, that the Act demands that every hospital in Nigeria whether public or private shall accept or receive for immediate and adequate treatment with or without police clearance any person with a gunshot wounds.

“The Act, however requires the hospital treating such a patient to report the fact to the nearest police station within two hours of commencement of treatment.”

In a statement by the state police public relations officer, Chike Oti said: “The Commissioner of Police, Imohimi Edgal, saddened by the allegation against the Reddington Hospital, has directed all Area Commanders and Divisional Police Officers in Lagos State to henceforth arrest and diligently prosecute any medical practitioner who rejects a gunshot victim on the ground of no police report.

Thu, 17 May 2018
Dismisses corporation's claim of 60m litres consumption of petrol daily as falsehood NEC orders closure of fuel stations close to borders Omololu Ogunmade in Abuja Governors under the aegis of the Nigeria Governors' Forum (NGF) last night accused the Nigeria National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC) of failing to remit royalties as stipulated by the extant laws. []The post Governors Accuse NNPC of Failure to Remit Oil Royalties appeared first on THISDAYLIVE. 

Thu, 17 May 2018
FEC approves $995m loan for phase II of Abuja-Makurdi road FG: Negotiations for Leah Sharibu's release continue Omololu Ogunmade in Abuja The presidency said wednesday in Abuja that it was yet to receive the Petroleum Industry Governance Bill (PIGB) passed recently by the National Assembly. Making this disclosure in a terse statement, Senior Special Assistant []The post Presidency: N'Assembly Yet to Transmit PIGB to Buhari appeared first on THISDAYLIVE. 

Thu, 17 May 2018
Okorocha's attempt to cancel congresses fails Onyebuchi Ezigbo in Abuja The All Progressives Congress (APC) appeal committee has rectified the ward and local government congresses held in Imo State, effectively putting paid to the state Governor, Rochas Okorocha's efforts to reverse the outcome of the congresses. The approval by the committee came just as []The post APC Appeal Panel Upholds Imo Congresses Amid Protests appeared first on THISDAYLIVE. 

Thu, 17 May 2018
Mohammed Aminu in Sokoto Unknown gunmen wednesday killed three policemen and kidnapped one Abdul Nasir, an engineer and a Syrian national working with Triacta Construction Company in Sokoto State. THISDAY check yesterday revealed that the gunmen stormed the quarry in a car with tinted glasses and attacked the place. The gunmen reportedly opened fire on []The post Gunmen Kill Three Policemen, Kidnap Syrian National in Sokoto appeared first on THISDAYLIVE. 

Thu, 17 May 2018
Dogara, Amosun, Fayemi, others ask faithful to pray for peace, stability in Nigeria Mohammed Aminu in Sokoto and Femi Ogbonnikan in Abeokuta The Sultan of Sokoto, Alhaji Muhammad Sa'ad Abubakar III, has declared Thursday as the first day of the Ramadan and urged Muslims to commence fast. Addressing journalists in his palace in Sokoto last []The post Sultan Declares Thursday Ramadan, Urges Muslims to Begin Fast appeared first on THISDAYLIVE. 

Thu, 17 May 2018
Senator Iroegbu in Abuja The Nigerian military has warned members of Islamic Movement of Nigeria (IMN) protesting against the long detention of their leader, Sheikh Ibraheem El-Zakzaky, not to disturb the peace and security of the Federal Capital Territory (FCT). To this end, the military authorities vowed to deploy soldiers should the Shiites cross the []The post Don't Cross the Line, Military Warns Shiites in FCT appeared first on THISDAYLIVE. 

Thu, 17 May 2018
Alex Enumah in Abuja Justice Nnamdi Dimgba of the Federal High Court in Abuja wednesday dismissed a suit seeking to stop execution of judgement which nullified the Senate's suspension of the Senator representing Delta Central senatorial district, Ovie Omo-Agege. Recall that Justice Dimgba had on May 10, while delivering judgment on a fundamental rights suit []The post Court Dismisses Senate Suit Seeking to Stay Judgment Nullifying Omo-Agege's Suspension appeared first on THISDAYLIVE. 

Thu, 17 May 2018
Aged man kills self in suicide bombing attempt, 53 hostages freed Senator Iroegbu in Abuja The combined troops of the Nigerian Operation Lafiya Dole and the Cameroonian Defence Forces have killed 15 Boko Haram insurgents in separate encounters in Southern Lake Chad Basin. The Deputy Director Public Relations, Theatre Command Operation Lafiya Dole, Col. Onyema []The post Nigerian, Cameroonian Troops Kill 15 Boko Haram Terrorists in Lake Chad appeared first on THISDAYLIVE. 

Thu, 17 May 2018
Unveils road construction equipment Ndubuisi Francis in Abuj The Pension Transition Arrangement Directorate (PTAD) said wednesday that it recovered cash and non-cash assets of over N16 billion from the Board of Trustees ( BoT) and insurance underwriters. This is even as N7.8 billion is currently paid out monthly to 237,000 verified pensioners in its []The post PTAD Recovers N16bn Assets, Puts Monthly Pension Bill at N7.8bn appeared first on THISDAYLIVE. 
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