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National Newspaper Review 15 Feb 2018 on fow24news.com

We bring you a review of the top ten Nigerian newspapers

Don Waneys killer squad leader, Agulegbu, killed in Delta:
The sixth in command of the killer squad who was earlier declared wanted was trailed by DSS to his hideout where he was shot.The Governor, Army and Dss have been commended for their efforts to restore peace in the region.

10 corruption cases that can fetch FG $74.5bn, N2.5trn:
Human rights lawyer, Mr. Femi Falana (SAN) placed the alleged diversion of $20.2bn from the Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation top on the list of remunerative cases to boost the Nigerian economy,stressing the need for the EFCC to conduct an investigation into the colossal frauds and recover the huge proceeds to the states’ coffers.”

Governors meet over state police, others:
The meeting which started at about 9pm placed the issue of state police at the top of the agenda. The meeting was presided over by the chairman and the  Zamfara State Governor, Abdulaziz Yari. Improving Internally Generated Revenue through harmonized motor registry/traffic management system by Dimensions Information Technology and The recovery of stamp duties were also on the agenda.

APC senators split as Senate adopts revised poll timetable:
In the revised timetable the sequence of the elections will commence with National Assembly, followed by governorship and State Houses of Assembly, while presidential poll will come last. An uproar broke out in the House when the Speaker announced the adoption of the timetable after a voice vote. Some discontent senators argued that the report should not have been brought up as it had never been discussed in the Senate while others argued that only INEC had the exclusive rights to conclude on an election Timetable.

Interest rate cut drags as fuel scarcity lingers 'Report:
The report indicated that fuel costs in January have countered a drop in food prices and kept inflation well outside the target band of six per cent to nine per cent. The Federal Government is however looking at lower borrowing costs and increased public spending to spur activity and help the economy recover fully.

I didn't say Hausa/Fulani won't rule Nigeria again ' Jang:
The ex-governor said the publication written in Hausa was rife with "trappings and coloration of mischief-makers" stating that publication was fabricated with the intention of pitting the Senator against a section of the country, considering his firm position on national issues of discourse like open grazing prohibition." According to him in a democracy, anyone could be president.

2019: PDP'll pay for abandoning South West -Osuntokun:
The former adviser to Ex-president Olusegun Obasanjo and former Managing Director of NAN among other issues raised in the interview stressed that the PDP had shunned strengthening the south-west as the region had not produced a national chairman, this action he said would backfire at a crucial time.

Why Kogi welcomes cattle colony:
The Director- General of Information, Grass root Mobilization and Sensitization on behalf of the state governor said the herdsmen had always co-existed peacefully with the state citizens in social and religious life.

Buhari'll not get north's votes -Kudla: 
The PDP chieftain based his judgement on the fact that both the APC and the PDP presidential candidates will be Muslims from the north unlike the previous election and as such there will be a division in votes both at primary APC level and PDP/APC National level.

INEC, burden of multiple political parties:
The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) has admitted that the growing number of registered political parties would pose serious challenge in the management of ballot paper during the 2019 general elections.

NUPENG suspends planned strike as FG wades in:
NUPENG, has suspended its planned strike scheduled to begin today Following intervention by Federal Government through the Director-General of the Department of State Services, DSS. The DSS also resolved to convene a stakeholders meeting between the Union and the International Oil Companies (IOCS) over the unresolved labor issues.

I've apologised to Fayose, says Tope Aluko:
The Erstwhile Secretary of the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, in Ekiti State, Dr Tope Aluko has said that he has apologized to the State Governor, Mr Ayodele Fayose for all that he did in the past, vowing to remain committed and loyal to the governor and all that he represents.

Fayose backs Soyinka's call for organized resistance against killer herdsmen:
Ekiti State governor Ayodele Fayose of Ekiti State has thrown his weight behind the call by Nobel Laureate, Prof. Wole Soyinka for an organized resistance against the incursion of herdsmen.He also called on governors in all states affected by the herdsmen menace to adopt such measure to protect their citizens, Fayose stressing that Nigeria and Nigerians must be protected at all cost.

Nigeria's Poor Attitude to Healthcare Financing:
The fact that While many countries, even in Africa, have increased their health sector funding in a bid to reduce diseases and mortality rates, Nigeria has continued to slip backwards is highlighted. With the health sector getting only about 30 percent allocation of the required yearly amount.

Malnutrition of Children Under Five Years Worsens, Says UNICEF:
This was revealed in Enugu by a UNICEF specialist and monitoring and evaluation personnel.The research was in collaboration with the National Bureau of Statistics in the Multiple Indicator Cluster Survey (MICS) 2017 in which 33,901 households and 2,239 enumeration areas across the 36 states of the federation and the FCT were used.

Lassa Fever: Lagos Advocates Personal, Environmental Hygiene as Control Measures:
The Lagos State Government has again reiterated the need for members of the public to ensure and maintain adequate personal hygiene and environmental sanitation at all times as part of prevention and control measures against the spread of the Lassa fever disease in the state.

Mandela Washington Fellow Sparks Collaboration Between Artists and Healthcare Professionals:
A 2015 Mandela Washington Fellow, Mr. Kunle Adewale, earlier in the week inaugurated an Art in Medicine Fellowship for public health practitioners and professional artists in Lagos.

17 dead in Florida school shooting:
The suspect — a onetime student at the school who was 19 years old — was arrested without incident in the nearby town of Coral Springs,after the shooting. The shooting is one of the deadliest in US history.

Ramaphosa to step in as Zuma resigns:
The South African Vice President stepped in after Incumbent President finally agreed to resign. The negotiation for the resignation is yet to be revealed.

The bulk of today's news revolves around the security crisis rocking the nation at the time, especially Fulani Herdsmen killing, The insistent  health as well as economic challenges the country is facing.
The political atmosphere is also tense and allegations are tossed to and fro. The papers are laden with political rhetoric by interviewed politicians.
National Newspaper Review 15 Feb 2018 on fow24news.com Reviewed by FOW 24 News on February 15, 2018 Rating: 5 We bring you a review of the top ten Nigerian newspapers

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