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NAIJA NEWSPAPERS: TODAY'S THE TRIBUNE NEWSPAPER HEADLINES [4TH FEBRUARY, 2018].


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

Sun, 04 Feb 2018
THE Secretary of Nigerian Union, South Africa  Mr Emeka Ezinteje, has called on Nigerians living abroad to participate actively in the 2019 elections.


 
He told the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) on the telephone from Johannesburg, South Africa, on Saturday that Nigerians in the Diaspora had so much to contribute to the development of the country.

“I encourage Nigerians living abroad to return home and participate in elective positions in the 2019 elections. One way of contributing to the development of our country is to be part of the democratic movement.

“There are eminently qualified Nigerians in the Diaspora with good credentials that can be elected into positions, come 2019 election,” he said.

Ezinteje, who is also the secretary-general of Ohaneze Ndigbo,  South Africa chapter, said that Nigerians in the Diaspora had lots of ideas if they get the people‘s mandate.

“Apart from the intellectual aspect, such Nigerians can use their contacts and exposure to attract investments and goodwill to the country.

“They also have a lot to contribute intellectually and materially, especially in infrastructural and human capital development,” he said.

Sun, 04 Feb 2018
MINISTER of Youth and Sports Development, Mr Solomon Dalung, has said that President Muhammadu Buhari’s victory against the incumbent in 2015 proved that one could win election in Nigeria without having money.


 
Dalung, who said this, at the Permanent Mission, Nigeria House in New York, said there was a brewing political revolution against ‘god-fatherism’ in the Nigerian political space. He noted that god-fatherism’ was instituted to control elected officials so that they would not go beyond control.

He described ‘god-fatherism’ as a political servitude. The thing is that without a godfather, they believe you can’t be controlled.’’

The minister was in New York for the Seventh Economic and Social Council (ECOSOC) Youth Forum at the UN Headquarters where he delivered a paper on: The role of youth in building sustainable and resilient communities.

The ‘Not too Young to Run is an advocacy that is sending strong signals to political lords that they had overstayed their welcome; either they give way or they will be forced out,’’ he said.

The minister blamed those he called “urban gorillas” whom were in charge of the country’s political machinery for manipulating the system.

Sun, 04 Feb 2018
DELTA State governor, Senator Dr. Ifeanyi Okowa, has said the Asaba International Airport would be functional in the next four months.


 
He spoke in Kwale during a meeting of members of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in Delta North Senatorial District.

He said his administration was committed to delivering dividends of democracy to Deltans, noting that the airport was very important to the socio-economic development of Delta and  neighbouring states.

“I want to tell you that the contract for the construction of the Asaba airport project has been awarded to Setraco; Setraco is a reputable company and in the last one week a lot of construction work, has been witnessed at the airport,” he said, adding, “the company has a mandate of four months to deliver the project. The amount that Setraco quoted to deliver the job was less than the amount the contract was awarded the former contractor.”

The governor, who scored his administration high in project delivery, disclosed that his administration had mapped out a holistic programme to tackle flood in Asaba and Okpanam, stating that work had commenced in the storm drains to check flood at the Direct Labour, Jesus Saves roads and the Delta Broadcasting Service, Mariam Babangida Way and Junior Staff quarters areas of the state capital, while the contract to check flood water on Okpanam road will soon be awarded.

While noting that the construction of a multibillion naira secretariat complex will check accommodation problems of Ministries, Department and Agencies, Okowa thanked Deltans for their continual support.

He congratulated members of the PDP for the success recorded by the party in the January 6 local government elections and called for a more united PDP where there will be mutual respect and understanding.

Those who spoke at the meeting including the chairman of the party in Delta North Senatorial District, Chief Moses Iduh commended Governor Okowa’s administration for providing good governance which has given a boost to the fortunes of the party in the state.

Sun, 04 Feb 2018
A chieftain of the All Progressives Congress (APC), Alhaji Abubakar Kawu Baraje, has said that an alleged plot to oust the Senate President, Dr. Bukola Saraki, will have dire consequences.


 
Speaking with Sunday Tribune in Ilorin, on Saturday, on the sideline of a prayer session to commemorate his 67th birthday, Alhaji Baraje asked those hatching the plot to tread with caution.

Baraje, a one-time acting National Chairman of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), said that the former governor of Kwara State had been able to get a grip of the Upper Chamber of the National Assembly like never before, insisting that he could not be intimidated owing to the fact that he “enjoys the confidence of his colleagues.”

Baraje said that the Senate President “is brilliant and full of hope and dream for Nigeria, advised that such lofty hope should not be destroyed on the altar of politics.”

“Many of us helped to build APC. I’m one of them, he (Saraki) was and still one of them. We are still building the party. I think the party has not made a statement about the so called threat to impeach him. We only learnt from the news that we read and from hearsays. And I think very sincerely, there must be ground before you impeach somebody like him, and they (Senators) have their own rules and regulations and we all have constitutions that guide impeachment.”

“If the Senate President is seen to have violated such rules, why not. But sincerely as of today and to the best of my knowledge, I don’t think any Senate President in the past, in the immediate-past or long past, has held the Senate like Bukola Saraki has been holding it. He has been seeing to be a team player, he has been seeing to be leader that carries the Senate along and he has been seeing to be somebody, who can endure, give and sacrifice for this nation.

“Remember that he got to that position like a war, as if he was fighting a war. Today, even those people, who opposed him, are the most fanatical people, who are his supporters today. So, what reason do you want to say you have to want to impeach such a person,” Baraje said.

“I’m aware there are lot of gimmicks, but the worst one that would boomerang against anybody who is planning anything, is to say they want to impeach Bukola Saraki. That Senate is solid as I have never seen. I believe it would keep bouncing. There are other ways that the gimmicks are going, let us all keep watching. We can only wish Nigeria well.


 
“But I only hope and pray that Nigerians will not be destroyers of their hope. Bukola Saraki is young, that is what I mean by hope; he has age in his support; he is brilliant; he knows Nigeria; he has dream for Nigeria. If today, we now stand to say we want to destroy such people, then that is why I said I hope and pray that Nigeria will not destroy its own future”, Baraje said.

On 2019 general election, the APC stalwart urged those with governorship ambition within the ruling party in Kwara State to realise tradition of the state political structure through which elective office holders are recruited.

Baraje admonished governorship aspirants to be wary of inordinate ambition and eschew any act that could heat up the polity.

Sun, 04 Feb 2018
COVENANT University has emerged the first place winner in Nigeria's stage of global CFA Institute Research competition. It beat the University of Lagos and the Obafemi Awolowo University, which emerged second and third place winners, [...]The post Covenant University emerges first place winner in CFA Institute Research competition appeared first on Tribune. 

Sun, 04 Feb 2018
VICE-PRESIDENT, Professor Yemi Osinbajo, who was in Kano on Saturday for a wedding, held a 40-minute closed-door session with the Emir of Kano, Mallam Muhammad Sanusi. Osinbajo, who was said to be in the state [...]The post Osinbajo, Sanusi in closed-door meeting appeared first on Tribune. 

Sun, 04 Feb 2018
FOUNDER and spiritual leader of INRI Evangelical Spiritual Church, with headquarters in Lagos, Primate Elijah Ayodele, has made some revelations on the 2019 presidential election, particularly the reelection bid of President Muhammadu Buhari. He also [...]The post Primate Ayodele to Buhari: Why you should not seek reelection appeared first on Tribune. 

Sun, 04 Feb 2018
A frontline elder in the pan-Yoruba socio-political organisation, Afenifere, Senator Femi Okurounmu and the General Secretary of the Arewa Consultative Forum (ACF), Anthony Sani have expressed contrary views over recommendations of the Governor Nasir el-Rufai-led [...]The post ACF Gen Sec, Okurounmu differ on APC committee's recommendations on restructuring appeared first on Tribune. 

Sun, 04 Feb 2018
FORMER Senate President, Senator Adolphus Wabara and a professor of History, Professor Toyin Falola, have stated that the idea of a third force as canvassed by former President Olusegun Obasanjo might not work. The duo, [...]The post Third force: Nigerians can't be fooled again, says former Senate President 'Why OBJ's third force'll not work 'Falola appeared first on Tribune. 

Sun, 04 Feb 2018
Former Governor of Kano State, Senator Rabiu Kwankwaso is billed to meet members of his political organisation, the Kwankwasiyya movement tonight to decide on his planned defection from the All Progressives Congress (APC). There has [...]The post APC crisis: Kwankwaso's group perfect defection plans 'Buhari may lose Kano support base 'Aminu Dabo 'Kwankwasiyya group meets to take decision appeared first on Tribune. 

Sun, 04 Feb 2018
A broad-based political alliance involving eminent politicians across the six geopolitical zones is underway with a four-pronged agenda, one of which is to stop the incumbent President Muhammadu Buhari from securing another four year in [...]The post 2019: Plot to stop Buhari thickens 'As Northern, Southern leaders plan grand alliance outside Obasanjo's coalition appeared first on Tribune. 

Sun, 04 Feb 2018
Fiscal and Monetary Commission THE monetary authorities in Nigeria are the Federal Government and the Central Bank. The latter has certain powers of supervision and directive over the banking institutions, which it exercises from time [...]The post Political and constitutional objectives appeared first on Tribune. 

Sun, 04 Feb 2018
The Director-General of the National Youth Service Corps, Brigadier General Suleiman Zakare Kazaure has reminded corps members that the time of national service is a period of sacrifice. Brig Gen Kazaure asserted this during his [...]The post Service year, period of sacrifice 'NYSC DG appeared first on Tribune. 

Sun, 04 Feb 2018
WHY did the Oyo State government carry out a review of the Olubadan chieftaincy declaration without carrying the council along' It won't be correct if anybody alleges that there was no consultation, because I am [...]The post All parties 'll eventually see govt's good intention 'Attorney-General appeared first on Tribune. 

Sun, 04 Feb 2018
MOSES ALAO takes a look at the controversy surrounding the review of the Olubadan Chieftaincy Declaration by the Oyo State government, the ensuing legal battles and options for the resolution of the tussle. THERE [...]The post Olubadan chieftaincy review: Will the tussle end' appeared first on Tribune. 

Sun, 04 Feb 2018
The All Progressives Congress (APC) Committee on True Federalism led by Kaduna State governor, Mallam Nasir el-Rufai, recently presented the recommendations of the committee to the national leadership of the party, opening a fresh chapter [...]The post Restructuring: Between APC's gambit and Nigerians' agitations appeared first on Tribune. 

Sun, 04 Feb 2018
OF all the sections of the country, there is no area where the issue of restructuring has engendered more division and controversy than the northern part of the Nigerian federation. It has moved from subdued [...]The post Restructuring: Can APC agenda resolve the Northern ethnic minority question' appeared first on Tribune. 

Sun, 04 Feb 2018
IF there is any group of people who have been in the vanguard of the call for the restructuring of Nigeria to allow for healthy growth in its body politic, it is the Yoruba people [...]The post The South-West's position on restructuring appeared first on Tribune. 

Sun, 04 Feb 2018
THOUGH the chairman of the APC Committee on True Federalism led by Kaduna State governor, el-Rufai, while presenting the recommendations of the committee to the national leadership of the party, noted that they will be [...]The post South-East, South-South and APC's restructuring gambit appeared first on Tribune. 

Sun, 04 Feb 2018
The general secretary of the Arewa Consultative Forum (ACF), Anthony N Z Sani, in this interview by KUNLE ODEREMI, speaks on the APC agenda on restructuring and related issues. WHAT are your views on [...]The post APC panel's recommendations good, but' 'ACF gen secretary appeared first on Tribune. 

Sun, 04 Feb 2018
Founder and General Overseer of Holy Trinity Authority Prophetic Ministry International, Prophet James Omitade, has called for three-day fasting and prayers for Nigeria, to avert looming bloodbath, which he said would shake the foundations of [...]The post Nigeria needs urgent prayers to avert crisis 'Cleric appeared first on Tribune. 

Sun, 04 Feb 2018
WHEN the British flag, the Union Jack was lowered and Nigeria's green white and green flag hoisted in its place on October 1, 1960, Nigerians shouted freedom at last and went into joyous celebrations. It [...]The post Fulani colonialism can't replace British colonialism appeared first on Tribune. 

Sun, 04 Feb 2018
Oyo State chairman of the Christian Welfare Initiative (CWI), Reverend (Dr) Joseph Ayoade Adekunle, has called on President Muhammadu Buhari to abandon plans to seek re-election in 2019. He stated this while fielding questions from [...]The post Buhari should not contest in 2019 'Cleric appeared first on Tribune. 

Sun, 04 Feb 2018
One of his prophecies was that aircraft in Nigeria would experience crashes on land, and barely one month into 2018, a Dana commercial aircraft was reported to have nearly crashed after hitting the fence of [...]The post 2019 presidency: Step down for Saraki, Primate Ayodele tells Buhari appeared first on Tribune. 

Sun, 04 Feb 2018
A review of Sam Omatseye's Tribe and Prejudice. Origami; 2017 UNLIKE Scented Offal, his last book of narrative poem where he reflects extensively on Nigerian history from the pre-colonial era, newspaper columnist and creative writer, [...]The post Honest, descriptive, lyrical reflections on Nigeria appeared first on Tribune. 

Sun, 04 Feb 2018
SAMPLE 1: 'From now on we want to insist that the same quality of materials we use on our roads are the same NDDC contractors who operate in the state must use.'(Reports Indicts NDD on [...]The post From concord to resorting' appeared first on Tribune. 

Sun, 04 Feb 2018
As reaction to killings by herdsmen, a fellowship of heads of ministries and missions, Koinonia Ministerial Network (Komnet), has called on Christians to quit the consumption of beef. This formed part of its submission at [...]The post Herdsmen's killings: Christians urged to boycott beef appeared first on Tribune. 

Sun, 04 Feb 2018
Oluwadamilare Samuel Ogunderin, popularly known as Dare Justified, is one of the fast-rising gospel ministers taking his trade to every part of the world. In this interview with SEYI SOKOYA, the Oyo State-born musician speaks [...]The post I love, pray for my female fans all the time 'Dare Justified appeared first on Tribune. 

Sun, 04 Feb 2018
Against the backdrop of the incessant killings by suspected herdsmen across the country, the Lutheran Church of Christ in Nigeria (LCNN), has called on President Muhammadu Buhari to take decisive steps to address the situation [...]The post End herdsmen's attacks now, Lutheran Church tells FG appeared first on Tribune. 

Sun, 04 Feb 2018
Primate of the African Church, The Most Reverend Emmanuel Josiah Udofia, has called on the clergy and lay members of the church to cooperate towards ensuring church growth. He made the submission at the inauguration [...]The post Primate Udofia calls for clergy-laity cooperation for church growth appeared first on Tribune. 

Sun, 04 Feb 2018
A right-wing Italian gunman shot and wounded six African immigrants in a two-hour drive-by shooting spree Saturday, terrorising a small Italian city where a Nigerian man was arrested days earlier in the gruesome killing of [...]The post 6 Africans shot in Italy, anti-migrant ex-candidate arrested appeared first on Tribune. 

Sun, 04 Feb 2018
THE Apapa Command of the Nigeria Customs Service (NCS) generated N31 billion in January, up from N25.9 billion recorded in the corresponding period of 2017. The Public Relations Officer of the command, Mrs Nkiru Nwalla, [...]The post Apapa Customs Command generates N31bn in 1 month appeared first on Tribune. 

Sun, 04 Feb 2018
PRICES of food items have increased in the last one month in Kaduna metropolis, a check by the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reveals. A check at the Central Market, Kaduna, on Friday, revealed that [...]The post Traders blame high costs of food items in Kaduna on fuel scarcity appeared first on Tribune. 

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