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Below are the headlines found on The Nation Online Newspaper for today, Saturday, 10 February, 2018.

Sat, 10 Feb 2018
There is anxiety in the camp of ex-President Ibrahim Babangida as the ex-military leader and political associates consider if he should join the Coalition for Nigeria Movement (CNM) or not.

There were indications that Babangida is under pressure to distance himself from the former President Olusegun Obasanjo movement and rather limit his contributions to his thoughts on the way forward for the nation.

Findings revealed that Babangida met with some of his associates during the week to discuss the likelihood of joining CNM or abstaining from the group.

Babangida’s controversial advice to incumbent President Muhammadu Buhari allegedly caused a sharp disagreement in his family and political camp, leading to prompt release of a second one attributed to his “friends.”

Further findings revealed that the disagreement in his camp accounted for the ex-military president’s refusal to disown the second statement.

Most of his associates reportedly kicked against joining forces with Obasanjo to form any coalition.

The differences in his camp informed a series of shuttles to Minna by some of his associates and consultations with a few others like a former Minister of the Federal Capital Territory, AVM Hamza Abdullahi on the phone.

Checks confirmed that Babangida also had “frank sessions” with former National Security Adviser, Gen. Aliyu Gusau, ex-Interim National Secretary of the Peoples Democratic Party(PDP), Sen. Ben Obi, and a former Director-General of the National Intelligence Agency, Brig. Halilu Akilu(rtd) during the week in Minna.

A highly placed source disclosed that: “There is anxiety in the camp of Babangida  on whether or not to join Obasanjo’s coalition.  Some of his associates and relations(including children) had been prevailing on him to limit his contributions on 2019 to his thoughts and recommendations on the two-party  system.

“In fact, the scion of the family, Mohammed Babangida,  some associates and friends were behind the temperate second statement on Sunday which actually the ex-military President did not know about.

“So, as I am talking to you, the ex-military leader and his associates had been weighing options on the way forward.

“Some of his longtime associates and children are opposed to any gang-up in the twilight of his life. They also cited the alleged harassment  of Mohammed during the administration of ex-Obasanjo over the investigation of the Chairman of Globacom, Mike Adenuga, on why Babangida should not dignify the CNM.”

When contacted, a close ally of Babangida added: “Gusau, Obi and Akilu risked the pains of traveling by road to discuss with Babangida on available options and what should be the group’s position.

“The issue is more complicated because another die-hard loyalist of Babangida, ex-Governor Olagunsoye Oyinlola is the Interim Coordinator of CNM. I cannot tell you the outcome because they were locked upstairs for frank talks. I think they are really weighing options.”

Findings also revealed that the political future of Mohammed might have been responsible for the discordant tunes in Babangida’s camp.

Another highly-placed source said: “The political calculations in Niger State now is that Mohammed Babangida should seek election into the Senate in 2019 to prepare himself for a future governorship role.

“Since the military elite in Niger State dictate the political tempo, there were indications that with Governor Abubakar Sani Bello(who is a son of a respected retired military officer), a Senatorial slot will be easier for Mohammed on the ticket of the platform of the All Progressives Congress (APC).

“The position of some of the associates of the ex-Military leader is that the Babangida dynasty should be preserved by propping up Mohammed Babangida for a political office.”

Responding to a question, the source added: “Actually in 2015, the governorship slot was zoned to Zone C in Niger State. Everyone was pressurizing Mohammed to come out to vie for the slot because his ancestral home(Wushishi) is in the same zone with Kontagora where Governor Bello hails from.

Sat, 10 Feb 2018
LADY identified as Ranti Funso Akinfolarin has reportedly died from bullets fired by robbers in the Festac area of Lagos State penultimate week.

The Nation gathered the deceased was returning home from an outing without knowing that the robbers were operating in the area.

One of the bullets fired indiscriminately by the robbers was said to have hit Ranti on the chest and she fell down in a pool of her blood.

It was learnt that the pandemonium that followed the robbery incident did not allow bystanders to take her to hospital as people scamper into safety.

Our correspondent gathered that the deceased who graduated six months ago from the Lagos State Polytechnic, Ikorodu, had her wedding last year and celebrated her birthday two weeks ago.

The story posted on the Facebook wall of the deceased generated emotional tributes.

One of her friends, Oyebanji Kemmiesola, mourned her on Facebook said: ”Oluwarantimi you went down the earth yesterday at about 4:30pm. I was just like is that the end? Even in your Coffin you were smilling. So,no more play & hangout again. No one to prepare that your delicious pepper noodles again. It was me, Tonia and you . But now you left us. My beautiful always smilling friend. I will miss u forever.

Another sympathizer, Adebiyi Christiana Abosede said: ”Today mark(sic) it 8days u left this sinful world Oluwarantimi but still look like a dream to me. U will always be remember my Bestie, Rest in perfect peace my dear frd. I love u so much Ranti Funsho Akinfolarin but God love u more. Sleep on……… Itsopainfuluarenomore….. Ore bi omo iya …….

Another mourner, Ola-Daniels Olatunji said: ” You graduated from #Laspotech six (6)months ago and got married last year (not up to a year) also, you celebrated your birthday two (2)weeks ago which, I wished you all the best in the world. It’s a sad news to hear…you are no more Ranti Funsho Akinfolarin due to #straybullet fired in #Festac

Sat, 10 Feb 2018
President Muhammadu Buhari has approved the compulsory retirement of Honourable Justice A. F. A Ademola of the Abuja Division of the Federal High Court and the dismissal from office of Honourable Justice O.O. Tokode of the Benin Division of the Federal High Court.

A statement by the Senior Special Assistant on Media and Publicity, Garba Shehu, said that the President’s approval followed recommendations from the National Judicial Council (NJC).

The statement reads: “The disciplinary actions on the two justices are in pursuance of section 292 (1) (b) of the 1999 Constitution of the Federal Republic of Nigeria (as amended).

“Justice O.O. Tokode is also to refund all salaries and allowances earned illegally from 2nd December, 2015 when he was sworn in as a judge of the Federal High Court to date,” he said.
Meanwhile, President Buhari has commenced the process of ensuring that persons, judges and justices recommended by the National Judicial Council (NJC) for appointment into various courts of record in the instant are fit and proper, and are not under any disability to function as judicial officers.

Sat, 10 Feb 2018
The Miyetti Allah Cattle Breeders Association yesterday welcomed the open invitation of the Kano State government to cattle breeders to relocate to the state for the purpose of continuing their business. Governor Abdullahi Ganduje had said earlier in the week that he is ready to accommodate as many cattle breeders as possible in the FalgoreRead MoreThe post Fulani groups divided over Kano gov's offer on cattle breeding appeared first on The Nation Nigeria. 

Sat, 10 Feb 2018
Four persons two males and two females, were killed on Friday in an accident when a truck running on top speed pushed a commercial bus off the Kara Bridge on Lagos Ibadan expressway into a river beneath it. The accident which occurred around 10:50am involved a Sino truck marked KMC 47 ZB andRead MoreThe post Four feared dead as truck pushes bus into river in Ogun appeared first on The Nation Nigeria. 

Sat, 10 Feb 2018
YES, they are here in Nigeria, the sex dolls that create and enable artificial sex for men. And because of their silicon nature, they are almost like the female humans during sexual experience. You can call it perversion, you can call it new fashion, new craze or even be religious and say it's the endRead MoreThe post Celebrities rage against SEX DOLLS appeared first on The Nation Nigeria. 

Sat, 10 Feb 2018
Senate Leader Ahmed Lawan yesterday described President Muhammadu Buhari's choice of Asiwaju Bola Tinubu to reconcile warring factions within the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC) as a right step in the right direction. Lawan told reporters in Abuja that the move would add value to the ruling party. 'In fact, that committee should have beenRead MoreThe post Senate leader hails Tinubu's appointment to resolve APC crises appeared first on The Nation Nigeria. 

Sat, 10 Feb 2018
20 seconds. That how long it takes for my husband to release his sperm all over the place. Then were done. My name is Mrs. Damilola, and I got married to my husband about 3 years ago actually before the marriage, my husband claimed that he wanted us to wait until we got married beforeRead MoreThe post Wife Exposes How Her 43 Year Old Husband Releases in 20 seconds during sex until this NAFDAC Approved Solution Made Him Last 25minutes! appeared first on The Nation Nigeria. 

Sat, 10 Feb 2018
A South African pastor who claimed he could heal sick members of his congregation by spraying them with insecticide brand Doom was found guilty of assault on Friday. Lethebo Rabalao, referred to by local media as 'the prophet of doom,' was found guilty of four count charges of assault as well as 'contravening the AgriculturalRead MoreThe post South African pastor found guilty for spraying followers with insecticide appeared first on The Nation Nigeria. 

Sat, 10 Feb 2018
A young man (name withheld) in China was rushed to hospital in the middle of the night after noticing his rectum had fallen out of his body. He told doctors that he had been using his mobile phone while on the toilet for over half an hour trying to poo. When they went to checkRead MoreThe post Man loses rectum after long stay in toilet appeared first on The Nation Nigeria. 

Sat, 10 Feb 2018
Nigeria is not ripe for the establishment state police, the National Vice Chairman of Arewa Youth Development Association, Alhaji Ado Shaibu Dansudu has said.Dansudu noted that no African country has reached the level of governance where state police will not be abused by the state governors in order to gain political advantage over opponents.He was of the opinion that the federal government will lose its relevance with the creation of state police.He also called on the electorate to vote wisely 

Sat, 10 Feb 2018
Operatives of the Inspector General of Polices Intelligence Response Team (IRT) have arrested six deadly kidnappers responsible for the abduction of Chief Nemi Adoki, 61, the Chief Executive Officer of Menakeb Limited on December 15, 2017 and the killing of one Maikano Abdullahi, a resident of Number 129 Victoria Street, Port Harcourt.Two pump action guns were recovered from the suspects.Chief Adoki was released from the creeks of Akuku-Toru Local Government Area of Rivers State on January 4, 20 

Sat, 10 Feb 2018
Three trucks were on Thursday razed by a mob at Agbede along the Benin-Auchi-Abuja highway after one of the trucks rammed into some persons.It was gathered that the truck had a brake failure and rammed into several persons selling items by the road side.The mob blocked the highway during a protest and caused heavy vehicular traffic.Witnesses said four persons died while eight others were seriously injured.It was learnt that the mob prevented officials of the Federal Road Safety Corps and other s 

Sat, 10 Feb 2018
Senate Majority Leader Ahmed Lawan, says the appointment of Asiwaju Bola Tinubu as 'Chief Mediator'' of the internal crisis within the All Progressives Congress (APC) by President Buhari, Lawan was `fantastic' move. He spoke at the opening ceremony for the two-day summit on national security organised by the Senate on the spate of killings byRead MoreThe post Audio: Tinubu reconciliation committee fantastic, says Sen. Leader appeared first on The Nation Nigeria. 

Sat, 10 Feb 2018
Senate Majority Leader Ahmed Lawan on Friday in Abuja said the National Assembly may consider the issue of State Police/Community Policing as being advocated by a cross section of Nigerians, including Vice-President Yemi Osinbajo. The Vice-President had on Thursday said 'State police is the way to go.'' He spoke at the opening ceremony for theRead MoreThe post State Police: Osinbajo's stance in order ' Sen. Leader (Audio) appeared first on The Nation Nigeria. 

Sat, 10 Feb 2018
THIS Wednesday, February 14, while many lovers would be having a treat and sending gifts, others would not be privileged to do same. They cant celebrate like the others because of their peculiar situation. And it is no fault of theirs. These are women who have lost their husbands and have had their love livesRead MoreThe post Widows: our fond memories of Valentine's Day appeared first on The Nation Nigeria. 

Sat, 10 Feb 2018
How far can Kano governor's offer end herdsmen, farmers crisis' Our position on govts plan-Kano cattle breeders When the Federal Government, through the Ministry of Agriculture embarked on negotiation with states to provide lands for cattle ranches in 2016, in a bid to tackle the challenges of incessant clashes between Fulani herdsmen and farmers acrossRead MoreThe post GANDUJES WINDOW OF HOPE appeared first on The Nation Nigeria. 

Sat, 10 Feb 2018
With Valentines Day around the corner, do you really give any thought to what to wear' Though this special day is not always on everybodys agenda, for those who choose to celebrate Valentines Day, here are a few suggestions of what to wear to look good; whether you are planning a casual date or a formal night out. Since time immemorial, red dresses have always been deemed as perfect Valentines Day dresses.Hot red, pink or fuchsia (soft) pink drape tops with jeans trousers will look great fo 

Sat, 10 Feb 2018
Iheld on to my manhood as if it was going to fall, yet it was still firmly there. I looked to the left and to the right, the mammoth crowd dazed me. And this was after I had been thoroughly beaten up by the crowd for making an attempt to rape a minor. Some of the market women were shouting that I should be burnt alive, and fewer opined that I should be handed to the appropriate authority for proper punishment. The voices of those wanting to do jungle justice overwhelmed those who were against! M 

Sat, 10 Feb 2018
Agriculture is the third leg of the tripod upon which the author anchors his anti-poverty remedies. He avers that agriculture has the propensity to provide cheap but high quality food for the people, serve as a source of employment and income generation thereby serving as a major contributor to foreign exchange earnings and it also serves as a market for the industrial sector.The authors work in this chapter is indeed like a free feasibility study and consultancy service for anyone intending to 

Sat, 10 Feb 2018
Osasu, one of the daughters of the former Governor of Edo State, Lucky Igbinedion, is the brain behind the Osasu Show which interrogates issues of governance at both the state and the national levels. In this interview with Deputy Editor, Nations Capital, YOMI ODUNUGA, she delves into her forays into the broadcast media, the challenges and how her parents had initially objected to her career choice. Excerpts:With your background and parental influence, you could have easily secured a well-paying 

Sat, 10 Feb 2018
Apparently, ageing well may include being able to look back and laugh out loud about little things in the past, including being the first in ones family lineage to ever see Lagos, Nigerias federal capital in the 60s. Dr Mrs. Mary Ogebe, wife of former Supreme Court judge, Justice James Ogebe, became the first female medical doctor in Northern Nigeria before she realized it. Few decades earlier, she was just an unusual girl, who lost her dad at an early age and had a poor mother whose literacy wa 

Sat, 10 Feb 2018
Guaranty Trust Bank Plc has launched the Dusty Manuscript contest to give budding writers the opportunity to win publishing deals for their finished but yet-to-be published manuscripts. The contest, which is organised in partnership with publishing houses Okadabooks and Farafina, is part of the banks YouREAD imitative aimed at promoting reading culture. Manuscripts can be submitted via Deadline forentries is March 31First prize winner will get N1m, while second and third priz 

Sat, 10 Feb 2018
Nigeria LNG (NLNG) Limited has formally presented The Nigeria Prize for Literature and The Nigeria Prize for Science to winning entries that emerged from the 2017 edition. A cash prize of $100,000 went to each winner.First prize winner and author The Heresiad, Ikeogu Oke, was awarded a $100, 000 cheque while joint science prize winners Ikeoluwapo Ajayi, Ayodele Jegede, Bidemi Yusuf, Olugbenga Mokuolu and Chukwuma Agubata were awarded the Nigeria Prize for Science, with a cash prize of $100,000, 

Sat, 10 Feb 2018
From the appealing lingerie, dress to cute handbags and sexy shoes, these are the best gifts to give all the stylish women in your life. As we all know, the day for expressing love in a special way is around the corner. Hope you have been sharing in advance the spirit of love and warmth that such day brings. It is a day to give passionate gifts as an outward sign of love for your spouse, loved ones, the needy and those around you. This is the time to express how you feel, not only in words, but 

Sat, 10 Feb 2018
The Minister of Education, Malam Adamu Adamu has begun the inspection of Computer Based Test ( CBT ) centres to ascertain its readiness for the 2018 Unified Tertiary Matriculation Examination (UTME). Adamu, while inspecting the Digital Bridge and the Global Distance Learning centres in Abuja on Friday, told newsmen that he was satisfied with theRead MoreThe post Minister inspects CBT centres ahead 2018 UTME appeared first on The Nation Nigeria. 

Sat, 10 Feb 2018
The Joint Admissions and Matriculation Board ( JAMB ) says about 1.6 million registration documents for the 2018 Unified Tertiary Matriculation Examination (UTME) have so far been sold within two days to end the exercise. The board's Head, Media and Information, Dr Fabian Benjamin, made the disclosure in an interview with our reporter on FridayRead MoreThe post JAMB sells 1.6m 2018 UTME forms appeared first on The Nation Nigeria. 

Sat, 10 Feb 2018
Mr. Esayan WoldeMariam Hailu is the Managing Director, International Operations of Ethiopian Airlines. In this interview with OKORIE UGURU, he talks about the airlines operations state-of-the-art cargo facilities aimed at increasing business into Africa. Excerpts: Recently one of the CEOs in the Nigerian aviation industry said that African airlines are paying quadruple of whatever EuropeanRead MoreThe post Safety area of aviation is over regulated'Ethiopian Airlines MD appeared first on The 

Sat, 10 Feb 2018
Marriott International Hotels in Nigeria made up of Sheraton Lagos Hotel , Sheraton Abuja Hotel, Four Points by Sheraton Lagos and Le Meridien Ogeyi Place, Port Harcourt, said it is set to deliver a unique experience to customers on Valentines Day. According to the group's Area General Manager in Nigeria, Mr. Barry Curran, the hotelRead MoreThe post Marriott prepares for Valentine's Day appeared first on The Nation Nigeria. 

Sat, 10 Feb 2018
A proposed $2.5 billion Eurobond to refinance some of Nigeria's treasury bill portfolio will not increase its overall debt stock but helps to lower cost, the Debt Management Office (DMO) said on Friday. The DMO said in a statement that proceeds from the bond sale would be converted to naira and used to redeem aRead MoreThe post $2.5bn Eurobond to lower government cost DMO appeared first on The Nation Nigeria. 

Sat, 10 Feb 2018
Election is a conventional group decision-making process by which a group of people select an individual to represent them in a public office. The formal expression of their choice is voting. Subsequent to the release of the 2019 election time table by INEC (Independent National Electoral Commission), politicians are beginning to form alliances, some areRead MoreThe post 2019 election: Why youths shouldn't be passive appeared first on The Nation Nigeria. 

Sat, 10 Feb 2018
KANO State governor, Abdullahi Umar Ganduje, seems more bemused than bewildered by the recent furore over herdsmen/farmers clashes all over the country. During his inspection of the vaccination of over one million cattle and other small animals at the Kadawa artificial insemination centre in Garum Malam Local Government Area of Kano State last Sunday, theRead MoreThe post Herdsmen colonies and the Ganduje panacea appeared first on The Nation Nigeria. 

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