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NIGERIA NEWSPAPERS: TODAY'S THE NATION NEWSPAPER HEADLINES [11 FEBRUARY, 2018].

Below are the headlines found on The Nation Online Newspaper for today, Sunday, 11 February, 2018.

Sun, 11 Feb 2018
A fresh crisis is looming in the opposition Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) ahead of the 2019 elections.

The threat to party peace stems from alleged plan by some powerful forces to hand over the PDP presidential ticket to Governor Aminu Waziri Tambuwal of Sokoto State.

Tambuwal is currently in the All Progressives Congress (APC) but he is being wooed by Governor Nyesom Wike of Rivers State and some other PDP governors to return to the party he dumped ahead of the 2015 elections.


 
Also pushing for the Sokoto governor’s candidature is a prominent traditional ruler in the North, party sources told The Nation yesterday.

Simultaneously, the Coalition for Nigeria Movement (CNM) appears to be narrowing its choice of presidential candidate in next year’s election to one of the three ex-governors it is currently wooing as a possible replacement for President Muhammadu Buhari.

Ex-governors Rabiu Kwankwaso (Kano), Sule Lamido (Jigawa), and Ibrahim Shekarau (Kano) like Buhari, are all from the North-West geo-political zone.

The Nation gathered authoritatively that their names feature prominently in ongoing consultations by CNM bigwigs.

But there is a condition: any of them seeking the Olusegun Obasanjo-inspired coalition’s support must first identify with it publicly.

Wike, fresh from installing Prince Uche Secondus as party chairman despite vehement opposition from the likes of former Military President Ibrahim Babangida and ex-President Goodluck Jonathan, is said to have drawn the ire of Jonathan and many of his supporters for promoting Tambuwal’s presidential ambition in PDP.


 
Party sources said the anti-Tambuwal elements are uncomfortable with him in view of the role he played in the loss of power by the PDP in 2015, especially the defeat of Jonathan.

The Jonathan associates and some PDP governors have vowed to stop Tambuwal’s bid to secure the PDP presidential ticket.

Tambuwal was Speaker of the House of Representatives under Jonathan and his defection from the PDP to the then newly formed APC laid the foundation for the defeat of the PDP in the 2015 polls.

Party sources also said he might return to the party on the basis of an alleged unwritten agreement between him and Wike.

Sun, 11 Feb 2018
EVEN before former President Olusegun Obasanjo came out to demand a youthful president as the way forward for Nigeria, the search for the flag bearer of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in the forthcoming Presidential Election has been intriguing. This is mainly because of the opposing interests and avalanche of powerful aspirants desperate to pick the party’s ticket.Given that most of the serious aspirants are old political warlords, the party’s dilemma over the choice of its presidential candidate has been further deepened by the current campaign for younger leaders, The Nation investigation confirms.

It would be recalled that during the 2015 General Elections, the then ruling Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) practically closed its doors against would-be presidential aspirants as it made it clear to all and sundry that it would not allow anybody to drag the party’s presidential ticket with the then incumbent President, GoodluckEbele Jonathan. Today, that decision is one of such, that many commentators, within and outside the party, have blamed for the landslide defeat of the PDP in that year’s general election.

After the blinding loss to the All Progressive Congress (APC) then a budding mega-party peopled largely by individuals and groups opposed to the continued presidency of Jonathan, the PDP was thrown into chaos as it struggled to keep its house in order. The self-acclaimed biggest political party in Africa moved from one intra-party leadership wrangling to the other until it was rescued by a Supreme Court judgement last year.

Perhaps determined to right the wrong of the past, the PDP promptly held an elective convention where new leadership was given to the troubled party. Though controversies and threats of fresh crises trailed the convention, it appears the Prince UcheSecondus-led National Executive Committee enjoys the support of major organs and stakeholders within the party. Thus, it has been making efforts to move the party forward against all odds.


 
Pundits have been applauding the new leadership, especially after it successfully managed the biggest post-convention threat to the party’s unity. A group of aggrieved chieftains had after the convention last December announced the birth of a new faction of the party called Fresh PDP. The promoters had promptly announced a parallel Executive Committee and secretariat.

In a manner many still say is unusual of the PDP in its hey days, the national leadership of the party for weeks, engaged the Fresh PDP in series of dialogues and meetings even as the publicity unit of the party refused to be dragged into verbal or media wars with the new faction. After weeks of consultations and dialogue, the Fresh PDP announced its decision to fuse back into the PDP and end the factionalisation of the party.EVEN before former President Olusegun Obasanjo came out to demand a youthful president as the way forward for Nigeria, the search for the flag bearer of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in the forthcoming Presidential Election has been intriguing. This is mainly because of the opposing interests and avalanche of powerful aspirants desperate to pick the party’s ticket.Given that most of the serious aspirants are old political warlords, the party’s dilemma over the choice of its presidential candidate has been further deepened by the current campaign for younger leaders, The Nation investigation confirms.

It would be recalled that during the 2015 General Elections, the then ruling Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) practically closed its doors against would-be presidential aspirants as it made it clear to all and sundry that it would not allow anybody to drag the party’s presidential ticket with the then incumbent President, GoodluckEbele Jonathan. Today, that decision is one of such, that many commentators, within and outside the party, have blamed for the landslide defeat of the PDP in that year’s general election.

After the blinding loss to the All Progressive Congress (APC) then a budding mega-party peopled largely by individuals and groups opposed to the continued presidency of Jonathan, the PDP was thrown into chaos as it struggled to keep its house in order. The self-acclaimed biggest political party in Africa moved from one intra-party leadership wrangling to the other until it was rescued by a Supreme Court judgement last year.

Perhaps determined to right the wrong of the past, the PDP promptly held an elective convention where new leadership was given to the troubled party. Though controversies and threats of fresh crises trailed the convention, it appears the Prince UcheSecondus-led National Executive Committee enjoys the support of major organs and stakeholders within the party. Thus, it has been making efforts to move the party forward against all odds.


 
Pundits have been applauding the new leadership, especially after it successfully managed the biggest post-convention threat to the party’s unity. A group of aggrieved chieftains had after the convention last December announced the birth of a new faction of the party called Fresh PDP. The promoters had promptly announced a parallel Executive Committee and secretariat.

In a manner many still say is unusual of the PDP in its hey days, the national leadership of the party for weeks, engaged the Fresh PDP in series of dialogues and meetings even as the publicity unit of the party refused to be dragged into verbal or media wars with the new faction. After weeks of consultations and dialogue, the Fresh PDP announced its decision to fuse back into the PDP and end the factionalisation of the party.

Sun, 11 Feb 2018
Key northern stakeholders yesterday floated a new group- Northern Political Leaders Forum (NPLF) – aimed at enabling the region to take its destiny in its hand ahead of next year’s elections, especially the presidential poll.

The group emerged at a meeting of Northern Elders and Stakeholders Conversation co-convened by a former national chairman of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), Dr. Bello Mohammed; former Deputy Senate President Ibrahim Mantu; and Second Republic Senator  Paul Wampana.

The Nation gathered last night that it was the north’s direct response to the Olusegun Obasanjo-inspired Coalition for Nigeria Movement (CNM) and its main goal is to have a big say in who rules Nigeria from May 2019.


 
Mohammed, speaking at the opening session yesterday said the forum was convened “after due consideration of the current political situation in the country”

He said: “From what is apparent in the political arena today, it is clear that the major political operators have agreed that in the forthcoming 2019 General Elections, it is the turn of the North to produce the president.

“And what we can see in the political arena is that most political operators have agreed that the political leadership of our country should be zoned to the North according to our Constitution with regards to zoning and rotation. But from what we have seen earlier, it has always been zoned to the North but the decision on what to do and who to be has never been a Northern decision.

“What we observed is that the same trend is starting now. We have seen all kinds of movements coming up. If you look at what is happening now and remember what happened when it was the time of the North to produce president, President Umaru Yar’Adua of blessed memory was produced but was he really a Northern choice? At the end of the day, Yar’Adua had mishap and lost his life in the process and somebody else was also chosen, his Vice President.

“We knew the struggle that went on when it was decided that the presidency should leave the North. It wasn’t the northerners who decided that the Presidency should leave the North. We had to follow the bandwagon.

“The same thing happened in 2015, the North voted for the northern candidate but the decision on who should be the candidate wasn’t a northern decision. What we want is that this time around; let us have the opportunity to come together so that whatever is decided for the North, it is the Northern leaders who decide it and then we get support from other regions.


 
“If we are able to do that, then we should be able to produce a leadership for this country that would be just, equitable and lead us to nation’s development which is eluding us. That is the reason why we are here. “

The meeting appointed Dr. Umar Ardo as NPLF’s Secretary and Commodore Isaac M Mankilik (rtd ) as Deputy Secretary.

It also raised five committees: 2019 Election Sub-Committee, Security Sub-Committee, Political Sub-Committee, Northern Unity Sub-Committee and a Restructuring of Nigeria Sub-Committee.

In a communiqué, the group agreed to hold a Northern Political Summit on 15th March 2018.

It said yesterday’s meeting was to:

Review the general security situation in the North and proffer viable solution;
Appraise the current state of politics in the North in relation to the unfolding national political dynamics with a view to creating a common Northern position for alliance with our fellow citizen in the southern zones;

Sun, 11 Feb 2018
The federal government has filed a two-count charge against Senator Dino Melaye for allegedly giving false information to the police in relation to claim in April 17 of an attempt on his life.

The charge marked: CR/106/18 was filed on January 31 this year before the High Court of the Federal Capital Territory in Maitama by the office of the Attorney General of the Federation (AGF).

Melaye is, in the charge, accused of falsely incriminating the Chief of Staff to Governor Yahaya Bello of Kogi State, Edward Onoja David, in his assassination attempt claim.


 
Melaye, who is the Senator representing Kogi East Senatorial District, was accused, in count one,  of deliberately giving false information to the police to frame Governor Bello’s Chief of Staff  as the mastermind of the assassination attempt on him at his hometown in Ayetoro-Gbede in Kogi State in April last year.

According to the charge, the police discovered the alleged falsehood in Melaye’s claim while investigating the Senator’s allegation that some individuals attempted to assassinate him.

In the second count, Melaye was accused of making false statement of facts in a phone conversation with Mr. Mohammed Abudu Abubakar, a son of the late former governor of Kogi State Abubakar Audu, with the intention of harming the reputation of David.

In the charge, Melaye’s alleged offences are said to be punishable under sections 140 and 393 of the Peal Code Law, Cap. 89, Laws of Northern Nigeria, 1963.

The first of the two counts read, “That you, Senator Dino Melaye, male, of the Senate, National Assembly, Three Arms Zone, Abuja, on or about the month of April 2017 at the Police Force Headquarters, Abuja, within the jurisdiction of this honourable court in the cause of an investigation into the alleged assassination attempt on you, sometimes in April 2017, you gave information to the police stating that one Mr. Edward Onoja David (Chief of Staff to the Governor of Kogi State) did mastermind the attack with intent to convict him for the offence which statement you either knew or believe to be false and you thereby committed an offence punishable under section 140 of the Penal Code Law, Cap. 89, Laws of Northern Nigeria, 1963.”

Sun, 11 Feb 2018
Three abducted lecturers of the University of Maiduguri were yesterday let out of Boko Haram captivity, 201 days after they were seized.

Also freed by the terror sect were 10 women kidnapped during a raid by the militant group on a military/police convoy on Damboa road, near Maiduguri.

The lecturers were part of a team of consultants engaged by the Nigeria National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC) for oil prospecting in Kukawa area of Lake Chad, northern Borno.


 
They unexpectedly ran into a Boko Haram ambush while returning to Maiduguri with security escorts including Civilian JTF at Magumeri road and were subsequently overpowered and abducted.

Some of their colleagues were killed during the abduction.

Presidential Senior Special Assistant on Media, Mallam Garba Shehu, confirmed the release last night.

He said: “Their release followed a series of negotiations as directed by President Buhari and was facilitated by the International Committee of the Red Cross, ICRC.

“In expectation of their being brought to the DSS headquarters, a team of doctors and psychologists has been placed on standby. The rescued persons may be presented to the President and thereafter released to their families, if there are no issues of security or medical concerns.

“The President, who got step by step progress reports on the lengthy negotiations while they took place, received the good news with a lot of happiness. He commended all those who in one way or the other helped in making the release possible.


 
“He then urged the DSS and the Nigerian Army to intensify efforts to bring home the remaining Chibok Girls still in the custody of the terrorists.

The Director-General, Malam Lawal Daura, assured the President that they were working hard to bring home the remaining girls and, as soon as possible, bring the Chibok Girls saga to an end.
Sun, 11 Feb 2018
TO convey the simple message of asking President Muhammadu Buhari not to contest the 2019 presidential election, ex-military president Ibrahim Badamasi Babangida felt the urgency to deploy both his customary obfuscations for saying little in a grand and sometimes didactic manner and his general loathing for accepting responsibility. In short, his one message came hydra-headed.Read MoreThe post IBB runs with the hare and hunts with the hounds appeared first on The Nation Nigeria. 

Sun, 11 Feb 2018
There are times in the life of a country when the extraordinarily opaque meets the extraordinarily obtuse. The decision of the federal authorities to reinstate Dr Usman Yusuf, the Executive Secretary of the NHIS, is a classic instance of this. Coming at a time when recent ethnic tension in the country appears to simmer downRead MoreThe post An Unwarranted Reinstatement appeared first on The Nation Nigeria. 

Sun, 11 Feb 2018
The International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) has confirmed facilitating the handover of the three lecturers of the University of Maiduguri (UNIMAID) and 10 women from Boko Haram insurgents to security operatives. While The women were abducted along Damboa Road when their convoy was carrying the body of a dead police personnel home forRead MoreThe post Red Cross: Our role in the release of abducted UNIMAID lecturers, policewomen appeared first on The Nation Nigeria. 

Sun, 11 Feb 2018
President Muhammadu Buhari yesterday denied the Federal Government has concluded plans to create cattle colony across the nation. He said he has no powers to give lands for grazing reserves in states. Buhari, who spoke at the South-South interactive meeting of Buhari Support Group in Port Harcourt, the Rivers State capital, said the office ofRead MoreThe post Buhari: I don't have powers to create cattle colonies appeared first on The Nation Nigeria. 

Sun, 11 Feb 2018
A popular Pentecostal preacher based in Ekiti State, Reverend Tunde Afe, has declared intent to vie for the governorship seat in the July14, 2018 poll. Afe, who is the Founder/General Overseer of House of Faith Christian Centre with headquarters in Ado-Ekiti, said he was joining the governorship race to make the difference in the lifeRead MoreThe post Ekiti 2018: Church general overseer joins guber race appeared first on The Nation Nigeria. 

Sun, 11 Feb 2018
Israel yesterday launched heavy air strikes in Syria and hit air defenses and Iranian targets in retaliation of its F-16 fighter jet that was downed by Syria. The Syrian army had claimed to have brought down an Israeli F-16 that crashed on Saturday in northern Israel in a major escalation of tension The Israeli militaryRead MoreThe post Israel launches heavy air strike in Syria after F-16 crash appeared first on The Nation Nigeria. 

Sun, 11 Feb 2018
Oyo State government at the weekend said it has realised about N5 billion direct investment injected into public primary and secondary schools education one year after the introduction of School Governing Boards (SGB) in the state. The government said the objective of establishing SGB, which is to provide management functions for secondary schools and meetRead MoreThe post Oyo govt injects N5billion in education in one year appeared first on The Nation Nigeria. 

Sun, 11 Feb 2018
Beginning from Queens College, Yaba, Lagos, where she was a member of the choir and later on at the University of Lagos, where she graduated with a Masters degree in Architecture, Lara George, nee Bajomo, has always had music in her. She was a member of the defunct gospel trio KUSH, along with TY BelloRead MoreThe post LARA GEORGE: My husband is my biggest fan and inspiration appeared first on The Nation Nigeria. 

Sun, 11 Feb 2018
The General Overseer of Agape Generation International Church Lagos Rev Toyin Kehinde has emphasised the needs for churches to harness the untapped harvest force among them for expansion of global mission. Kehinde spoke with our correspondent last week ahead of Global Mandate Conference slated for February 15-18 at the church. The conference with the themeRead MoreThe post Churches must harness untapped mission workforces, says Kehinde appeared first on The Nation Nigeria. 

Sun, 11 Feb 2018
Welcome to the second week of February. Today, we shall focus on 'Unveiling our New Dawn Heritage through Encounters with the Word!' It is important to know that New Dawn connotes new things, where we experience change of story from strength to strength, from glory to glory and where our paths keep shinning brighter andRead MoreThe post Unveiling our new dawn heritage through encounters with the word! appeared first on The Nation Nigeria. 

Sun, 11 Feb 2018
No fewer than 2,000 residents of Ikota and Ajah communities in Lagos have benefitted from an outreach of Ladies of St. Mulumba Nigeria, Lekki Sub-Council. The group also donated food, water, bibles, rosaries, catechism books and other items to the beneficiaries that included children, women, widows and the less privileged. President of the group, LadyRead MoreThe post St Mulumba ladies fete over 2000 appeared first on The Nation Nigeria. 

Sun, 11 Feb 2018
The past few weeks have been quite stormy for leaders of the Christian Association of Nigeria(CAN) following emerging developments over the disputed election of the youth wing of the body, reports Sunday Oguntola Top officials of the Christian Association of Nigeria (CAN) are at loggerheads over the leadership crisis rocking the youth wing of theRead MoreThe post YOWICAN disputed presidential election tears CAN apart appeared first on The Nation Nigeria. 

Sun, 11 Feb 2018
Lagos State Governor Akinwumi Ambode will next Saturday lead others Christians to the annual Inter-Denominational Divine Service (IDDS) of the Christian Association of Nigeria (CAN) Lagos chapter. The service, which holds at Shepherdhill Baptist Obanikoro by 10am, has as its theme humility in service. Lagos CAN chairman Apostle Alexander Bamgbola told reporters last Wednesday thatRead MoreThe post Ambode, Ayokunle, Chief Judge, others for IDDS appeared first on The Nation Nigeria. 

Sun, 11 Feb 2018
For the creative industry including advertising praxis, account execution and management, brand management and planning, passion rules the world. This is self-evident in the testimonies of Taiwo Agbola and Ndukwe Onuoha, who serve as Chief Operating Officer and Creative Director at 7even Interactive. According to the duo in a session with the media, the multi-levelsRead MoreThe post How passion drives creative industry appeared first on The Nation Nigeria. 

Sun, 11 Feb 2018
VIOLENCE against women, inequality and health challenges are some of the issues that give women a lot of concern across the country. To reduce these challenges, a number of efforts have been in place and things appear to be getting better. Just while the women are counting their gains, the challenge of insecurity, through kidnappings,Read MoreThe post Women protest herdsmen killings appeared first on The Nation Nigeria. 

Sun, 11 Feb 2018
Renascent Group, a non-partisan, non-political pressure group has impressed on the federal government, the need to enforce total ban on the importation of rice into the country. In a statement issued on behalf of the group by Mr. Abdulrasaq Lawal, the group stated observed that 'The rice industry today is ensnared by lots of hypocrisy,Read MoreThe post Group seeks total ban on rice import appeared first on The Nation Nigeria. 

Sun, 11 Feb 2018
NOVELPOTTA Y&R, one of the fastest growing integrated marketing communications firms in West (ECOWAS) and Central (CEMA) Africa regions has announced Y&R Lagos as its new identity. The announcement was made by the Founder/Chief Executive Officer, Dr. Celey Okogun alongside some senior staff of the organisation at a press conference held in Lagos. NOVELPOTTA wasRead MoreThe post Novelpotta Y&R rebrands to Y&R Lagos appeared first on The Nation Nigeria. 

Sun, 11 Feb 2018
Coca-Cola Nigeria has further reinforced its commitment to harnessing the underlying potential of Nigerian youths as the beverage giant commenced the Global Management Challenge (GMC) for the first time in Nigeria, playing a lead sponsor role. The Global Management Challenge is the largest strategy and management competition in the world. It's the largest international eventRead MoreThe post Coca-Cola begins challenge in Nigeria appeared first on The Nation Nigeria. 

Sun, 11 Feb 2018
Momodou Musa Joof is the Managing Director/CEO Jaiz Takaful Insurance Plc, which prides itself as an insurance company that settles claims as well as ensures profits sharing amongst patrons. In this interview with Medinat Kanabe, Joof, a Gambian national shares his experiences managing firms and enterprises offering model Islamic insurance among others issues. Excerpts: WhatRead MoreThe post 'Why Nigerians need to embrace Takaful insurance' appeared first on The Nation Nigeria. 

Sun, 11 Feb 2018
The government of Canada has earmarked a total of $94.4 million to address humanitarian crisis affecting women and children in West Africa, including Nigeria. Giving this hint at the weekend was Honourable Marie-Claude Bibeau, Minister of International Development and La Francophonie, while concluding her visit to West Africa just as she announced a total ofRead MoreThe post Canada votes $94.4m to tackle humanitarian crisis in Nigeria, others appeared first on The Nation Nigeria. 

Sun, 11 Feb 2018
Certainly, the recent bill on Land Use Charge passed into law by Governor Akinwunmi Ambode last Monday, is bound to change the equation as far as land management is concerned. It would be recalled that in 2001, the Lagos State government consolidated all property and land-based rates and charges previously applicable under Land Rates, TenementRead MoreThe post Economics of land use charge appeared first on The Nation Nigeria. 

Sun, 11 Feb 2018
It was all glitz and refreshingly cool last week as Pinkberry, the world's famous frozen yoghurt brand from Los Angeles, California, made a grand entry into the Nigerian market in partnership with Eat N' Go Limited. 'We are excited to finally serve a distinctly light and refreshing taste of frozen yogurt in Nigeria,' said AaronRead MoreThe post First Pinkberry store opens in Nigeria appeared first on The Nation Nigeria. 

Sun, 11 Feb 2018
LG Electronics (LG) was honoured with more than 90 awards at CES 2018, the world's gathering place for all those who thrive in the business of consumer technology. This year's event held at Las Vegas Convention Centre, Nevada, United States. Disclosing this to news men at the LG's brand shop in Ogba, Lagos, Managing Director,Read MoreThe post LG wins 90 awards at CES 2018 appeared first on The Nation Nigeria. 

Sun, 11 Feb 2018
The main drink that popularised herbal bitter drink in Nigeria was the Swedish Bitters, followed by the German Bitters. Both were essentially a combination of bitter, sour or bitter sweet flavoured herbs prepared by using an alcoholic beverage. Number of brands that produced Swedish Bitters originally were developed for medicinal, digestive and flavouring purposes. ManufacturersRead MoreThe post Herbal bitter drinks as aphrodisiacs' appeared first on The Nation Nigeria. 

Sun, 11 Feb 2018
In a thrilling first for consumers across Africa,Malta Guinness, Nigeria's premium malt drink has launched an exciting Pan African TV show tagged the Maltavator challenge-that will see home grown Nigerian talents compete against contestants from Ethiopia, Ghana and Ivory Coast to see who can best fuel their greatness by turning the Malta goodness into greatness.Read MoreThe post Malta Guinness begins search for the 'Pan African Maltavator' appeared first on The Nation Nigeria. 

Sun, 11 Feb 2018
Major-Gen. Rogers Nicholas, Theatre Commander of Operation Lafiya Dole, the military shaft set up by the Buhari Presidency to pierce and shatter the Boko Haram insurgency, is probably entitled to his upbeat comments.And to be fair, it is not exactly the self-praise from the lizard, in Igbo culture, through Chinua Achebe novels: the lizard thatRead MoreThe post Completely defeated' appeared first on The Nation Nigeria. 

Sun, 11 Feb 2018
Every year, Nigerian airlines spend billions of naira to service aircraft in the fleets outside the country because we do not have functional Maintenance, Repair and Overhaul (MRO) facilities. Governor Aregbesola has called for the establishment of MRO facilities over the years which have fallen on deaf ears, and the country has continued to loseRead MoreThe post Osun airport MRO facilities: a model for maintenance of aircraft in West Africa appeared first on The Nation Nigeria. 

Sun, 11 Feb 2018
Indeed, true is the aphorism that change is the only permanent thing in this life. I remember clearly that as recently as the 1970s, if you had a government job, you could not be considered to have been gainfully employed. You were there 'just for the time being until you could find your feet'. ARead MoreThe post The truth about political posts appeared first on The Nation Nigeria. 

Sun, 11 Feb 2018
The 8th Assembly in Plateau State is been led by Rt. Hon. Peter Azi, who has been in the state assembly for the 4th time. In this interview with Yusufu Aminu Idegu, the Speaker dwells on relationship with the state executive as well challenges facing the state legislature. HOW has it been coping with theRead MoreThe post 'How we keep Lalong on his toes' appeared first on The Nation Nigeria. 

Sun, 11 Feb 2018
THERE was a big rally in Owerri, the capital of Imo State on Wednesday, February 7. In attendance were more than 3,000 participants and the aim is one thing ' to persuade the Deputy Governor of Imo State, Eze Madumere to contest the governorship of the state come next year. Drawn from Mbaitoli, Ohaji/Egbema, NkwerreRead MoreThe post Time to unveil Madumere appeared first on The Nation Nigeria. 

Sun, 11 Feb 2018
Dr. Anyim Nyerere contested for the governorship seat in Abia State in 2015 but lost. In this interview with Chief Correspondent, Edozie Udeze and Correspondent, Ndidi Ukodili, he explains why he wants to govern Abia State. Excerpts IN 2015 you indicated interest to govern Abia state by contesting the governorship election but lost. Do youRead MoreThe post Why I want to govern Abia Nyerere appeared first on The Nation Nigeria. 

Sun, 11 Feb 2018
There are fears in some quarters that the federal government may not be able to deliver on its much anticipated promise of setting up a national carrier. Speaking with a cross-section of Nigerians drawn from all walks of life, they said the idea can only work on paper considering the enormous capital outlay required. FiringRead MoreThe post Nigeria and the restructuring debate appeared first on The Nation Nigeria. 

Sun, 11 Feb 2018
SINCE the new year killings of 73 farmers in Benue state by suspected Fulani herdsmen, Governor Samuel Ortom had being at loggerheads with the federal government and security agencies, particularly the Inspector General of Police, Ibrahim Idris. Even though Governor Ortom visited Aso Rock alongside some prominent Benue elders and met with President Muhammadu BuhariRead MoreThe post Benue: Is Ortom flirting with PDP' appeared first on The Nation Nigeria. 

Sun, 11 Feb 2018
The stage is getting set for the September 22 governorship election in Osun State as more chieftains of the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC) go public with their desire to succeed outgoing governor Rauf Aregbesola, writes Assistant Editor, Dare Odufowokan. AHEAD of the September 22, 2018 governorship election in Osun state, political gladiators, especially aspirantsRead MoreThe post Osun 2018: Battle royale for APCs guber ticket appeared first on The Nation Nigeria. 

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