NIGERIA NEWSPAPERS: TODAY'S THE TRIBUNE NEWSPAPER HEADLINES [1ST APRIL, 2018]


Below are the headlines found on The Tribune Online Newspaper for today, Sunday,  1st April, 2017.

Sun, 01 Apr 2018
Primate Elijah Ayodele of INRI Evangelical Spiritual Church, with headquarters in Lagos State, has warned the former governor of Lagos State, Senator Bola Tinubu to be wary of his rapprochement with President Muhammadu Buhari, noting that it was all a deception.

The cleric, who maintained that the former governor would be used and dumped by the president, called on the Senate President, Dr Bukola Saraki, to contest for the presidency in 2019 or face the wrath of God.
 
Ayodele stated these on Saturday, at the dedication of the Emi Ni Aseyori Kan Pro Cathedral, a.k.a. Sope Parish, at the Primate Ayodele Avenue, Isheri-Olofin, Lagos.

“The present ‘romance’ going on between Senator  Bola Ahmed Tinubu and Buhari is deception; they’re deceiving Tinubu. They just want to use him and dump him. Until we appreciate God and not man, the country will continue to experience underdevelopment,” he said.

PDP not bothered about members defection ―Fayose
On the 2019 presidential election, the cleric stated that God had ordained Saraki to help Nigeria, saying: “I want to tell Saraki now to make up his mind, because God has ordained him to help this country. He should come out to contest for president. It’s not by noise. At the moment, he is the one who can move Nigeria forward. So, I want him to take the bold step and make up his mind or else, God would deal with him. I don’t make predictions; I give prophecies. However, I am not God. God can choose to delay when fulfilling certain prophecies.

“What is happening with the  administration of President Muhammad Buhari, God had told me and I said it; these things are happening now. Everything happening in the country now has been foretold.”

Speaking on the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), Primate Ayodele said: “The PDP is suffering from spiritual nemesis. PDP is not serious. The party needs spiritual cleansing and adjustment.”


 
On the future of Nigeria as a united country, he said: “Nigeria will break apart in the nearest future. However, the country has a bright future if we get the right leaders. We need somebody who has the future of the country in mind. There is too much suffering in the land; no light, no food, no good roads. Many things are at a standstill. Even government parastatal-agencies are, in some cases, not funded by government. We must continue to pray for peace.”


Sun, 01 Apr 2018
The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), on Saturday, declared that President MuhammaduBuhari has no moral rectitude to fight corruption being “a direct beneficiary” of the corruption freebies deployed by his party leaders to fund his 2015 presidential campaign.

Recalling that the president had declared that he had no resources to run a presidential campaign in 2015, the party said Buhari ought to have known, particularly as a leader, that the billions of naira deployed for his campaigns were “proceeds of corrupt activities” of known All Progressives Congress (APC) governors and leaders.


 
In statement issued in Abuja by its National Publicity Secretary, Kola Ologbondiyan, the PDP challenged the president to make open the sources of fund available to his campaign in the 2003, 2007 and 2011 race, as well as the names of the donors.

Mar 31, 2018
The PDP said it was particularly interested in the fund allegedly provided by a South-South governor for the 2011 presidential election, as well as how the cost of litigation was paid by the then Buhari campaign organisation.

The leading opposition party said the APC and the Federal Government could not list names of looters and attempt to shy away from the fact that President Buhari and his party were direct beneficiaries of fund looted by APC governors.

It observed that President Buhari and his party leaders had huge confessions to make on how they raked in state stolen resources to prosecute the elections of 2015.

The statement argued: “If the Federal Government and the APC are serious about fighting corruption and not just out to persecute PDP members, they should have begun with a probe into the source of the billions of naira used for President Buhari’s 2015 presidential campaigns, particularly in the face of allegations that the fund was looted from treasuries of various APC states.”

“Can President Buhari, in all honesty, claim ignorance of reports in the open media that a South-South governor looted several billions from his state’s accounts and diverted the money into Buhari’s 2015 campaignsm?” the PDP queried.


 
It further asked: “Can the Presidency and the APC inform Nigerians what steps the Federal Government has taken to investigate this allegation, which has been in public domain and to clarify their roles as beneficiaries of the alleged looted funds?

“If they are not complicit, why are they not demanding the truth in the matter and the possible refund of the fund for the good of the people?”

The PDP further challenged President Buhari to tell Nigerians what he had done regarding the leaked memo showing N9 trillion ($25billion dollars) corrupt oil contracts at the NNPC, as well as the alleged stealing of N1.1 trillion worth of crude oil, all in a sector under his direct purview as Minister of Petroleum.

According to the PDP, the Presidency should tell Nigerians what has been done to recover the stolen N18 billion Internally Displaced Persons (IDP) intervention fund and the N10 billion National Health Insurance Scheme (NHIS) fund alleged to have been stolen from the Treasury Single Account (TSA) by APC officials and Presidency cabal.

“Furthermore, the Buhari Presidency must immediately explain why it has been providing cover for the cabinet minister reported to have bought a property worth N280 million in Abuja from corrupt enrichment,” the party alleged.

The party further alleged: “How can a President who enjoys the company of perjurer, looters and is never aware of the activities of corrupt people around him, fight the menace of corruption?”


Sun, 01 Apr 2018
Former national publicity secretary of the PDP, Chief Olisah Metuh, on Saturday, accused the Federal Government of subjecting him to two separate trials with the inclusion of his name in the list of looters by the Minister of Information, Lai Mohammed. The minister listed Metuh among those who corrupted themselves with public funds in a []The post FG desperate to convict me at all costs 'Metuh appeared first on Tribune. 

Sun, 01 Apr 2018
THE Presidency has appealed to prominent Nigerians, who have national influence, to desist from making inciting statements but rather use their influence wisely. Malam Garba Shehu, the Senior Special Assistant to the President on Media and Publicity, made the appeal in a statement issued in Abuja on Saturday. The presidential aide said the appeal became []The post Presidency advises opinion leaders against inciting statements appeared first on Tribune. 

Sun, 01 Apr 2018
NIGERIAN Army on Saturday said its troops killed four Boko Haram insurgents at Malumti village in the fringes of Sambisa Forest. Brig-Gen Onyema Nwachukwu, the Deputy Director, Army Public Relations, Operation Lafiya Dole, made the disclosure in a statement in Maiduguri. Nwachukwu stated that the insurgents were killed by troops in an ambush while trying []The post Troops kill 4 Boko Haram insurgents, neutralise 4 suicide bombers appeared first on Tribune. 

Sun, 01 Apr 2018
IN a delayed response to the claim by former Minister of Defense, Gen. Theophilus Danjuma that the military is biased and cannot be relied on to defend people against Fulani herdsmen, the Presidency on Saturday has expressed shock that a senior citizen can ask people to defend themselves. The former Chief of Army Staff had []The post Presidency replies Danjuma, wants elders to use influence wisely appeared first on Tribune. 

Sun, 01 Apr 2018
EKITI State Governor, Mr Ayodele Fayose has told Vice President Yemi Osinbajo, to stop continuous complaints about alleged corruption in the immediate past Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) governments. Rather, he admonished him that: 'Nigerians are now more interested in what the government has done to make life more meaningful for them and not what the []The post Gov Fayose to VP Osinbajo: Stop blaming failure on past govts, tell Nigerians what Buhari govt has done appeared first on Tribune. 

Sun, 01 Apr 2018
The Federal Government, on Friday, released names of alleged looters of the country's treasury, and they were just six persons. The list includes the National Chairman of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), Prince Uche Secondus and the party's former spokesperson, Olisah Metuh. The government declared that the country's treasury was looted by the PDP while []The post Looting: FG names Secondus, Metuh, Dokpesi appeared first on Tribune. 

Sun, 01 Apr 2018
PRESIDENT Muhammadu Buhari and the opposition Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) on Friday fought dirty, trading allegations. While Buhari likened the PDP to 'desperate thieves' who apologised because they were caught, the PDP accused the president of using looted funds for his 2015 election campaigns. A statement by the Senior Special Assistant to the President (Media []The post Buhari, PDP fight dirty over looted funds appeared first on Tribune. 

Sun, 01 Apr 2018
The United States State Department will soon publish new rules to require most visitors and immigrants to the U.S. to divulge their recent social media histories, carrying out one of the key security enhancements from President Trump's extreme vetting executive order, The Washington Times has reported. Travelers would also be asked to list phone numbers, []The post US to demand social media history from visa applicants appeared first on Tribune. 

Sun, 01 Apr 2018
The National Working Committee of the All Progressives Congress (APC) restated on Friday that only the National Executive Committee (NEC) of the party can reverse the one-year extension of its tenure. The party's National Publicity Secretary, Mallam Bolaji Abdullahi, who stated this, said in a chat that the party has not even commenced any plan []The post APC crisis deepens appeared first on Tribune. 

Sun, 01 Apr 2018
THE Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) has dismissed as hollow and laughable, the list of alleged looters published by the Federal Government on Friday. According to the opposition party, the list is an extension of federal government media trial. The party, therefore, challenged the government to come up names of its members against whom the federal []The post FG's looters list laughable, nobody on list convicted 'PDP appeared first on Tribune. 

Sun, 01 Apr 2018
PENULTIMATE week, Alhaji Aliko Dangote and his American counterpart, Mr Bill Gates, embarked on troubleshooting trips across Nigeria in their quest to ensure the nation becomes polio-free of polio. The richest man in Africa is not happy that his country is among the three countries in the world that are yet to be certified polio []The post When Dangote and Gates opened exit gate for polio appeared first on Tribune. 

Sun, 01 Apr 2018
Though possession of arms and ammunition is restricted to security operatives and a few licensed individuals, proliferation of the same in Nigeria has raised serious concern. The rate at which criminals are armed with guns, acquired from unknown sources, has upped crimes within the society so much that, unlike in the past when crimes were []The post Police showcase arms mop-up in state commands appeared first on Tribune. 

Sun, 01 Apr 2018
OPERATIVES of the Ogun State Police Command have apprehended a suspected fraudster, Abduljelili Tajudeen, for duping unsuspecting members of the public while claiming he was an Islamic cleric. According to the state Commissioner of Police, Ahmed Iliyasu, Tajudeen (41), had disguised as an Islamic spiritualist, duping one Alhaji Bello Kadiri of several hundreds of thousands []The post My client was good to me, I don't know why I misbehaved to him 'Alfa who allegedly conned client appear 

Sun, 01 Apr 2018
Following his exit from the Mavin Records some weeks back, Kukere singer, Iyanya, has come under heavy criticisms from those who are constantly expecting something new from him, as he once dominated the airspace with multiple hit songs and raised the bar in music for years. Now with Temple Management Company, Iyanya, some days back, engaged a wide range of his fans on twitter to intimate them to his comeback and new projects that have kept him busy in the studio. SEGUN ADEBAYO monitored the inte 

Sun, 01 Apr 2018
The Presidency, on Saturday, cautioned a former Minister of Defence, Lieutenant General Theophilus Danjuma and other elder statesmen making comments capable of inflaming passions and setting the citizenry against the country's security personnel to be careful. A statement by Alhaji Garba Shehu, Senior Special Assistant (Media) to President Muhammadu Buhari, said there would be no []The post Your call to arms shocking, scary, Presidency replies Danjuma appeared first on Tribune. 

Sun, 01 Apr 2018
Following the reservations expressed by its national leader, President Muhammadu Buhari, at its National Executive Committee (NEC) meeting on Tuesday, is the All Progressives Congress (APC) ready and/or willing to rescind its earlier resolution granting a one-year tenure extension to its National Working Committee (NWC) led by Chief John Odigie-Oyegun' Senior Deputy Editor, TAIWO AMODU, examines the implication of the initial Pyrrhic victory of the anti-Oyegun camp and the counter force mou 

Sun, 01 Apr 2018
Award-winning youngster, Elizabeth Ayomide Babalola, popularly known as Little Lizzy, is one of the fast-rising gospel musicians in the industry. In this interview with SEYI SOKOYA, the talented 14-year-old speaks about her passion and vision. Excerpts: The post I can make my millions through gospel music 'Little Lizzy appeared first on Tribune. 

Sun, 01 Apr 2018
INDEED, there are numerous aspirants angling for their various political parties' tickets as the build up to the Ekiti governorship election gathers momentum. Among the aspirants eyeing their various parties' tickets for the governorship election scheduled for July 14, 2018, only one person would eventually fly the flag of the party. Here are some snippets []The post Ekiti governorship race: The contenders, the strategies appeared first on Tribune. 

Sun, 01 Apr 2018
Embattled Governor of Benue State, Sam Ortom, speaks with Deputy Editor,LEON USIGBE, on the travails he and his people are going through at the hands of killer herdsmen. Excerpts:The post I don't know if Benue will support Buhari in 2019 'Ortom appeared first on Tribune. 

Sun, 01 Apr 2018
Continued from last week FOR most of you, this graduation ceremony marks the formal ending of your sojourn in the ivory tower. From henceforth, you will go into the world to face the harsh realities of life. Realities made harsher by the present uncertainties and political complications in Nigeria. In the midst of it all, []The post All you need to do is to cultivate the courage to look appeared first on Tribune. 

Sun, 01 Apr 2018
FOR four decades, residents of Sunti community in Niger State have lived with neglect. They know what life is without accessible roads, potable water, schools and electricity. A resident of the community, who pleaded for anonymity, told Sunday Tribune that the indigenes were convinced that the successive governments had not been fair to them. In []The post Fighting poverty with sugarcane the Niger way appeared first on Tribune. 

Sun, 01 Apr 2018
Increasing aircraft incidents involving DANA Air, Delta Airlines and others carriers in the last few months have put a question mark on the of safety of Nigerian airspace. Experts are saying the confidence of the flying public is getting eroded, as government beams searchlight on the operational competence of aircraft and personnel operating in Nigeria. SHOLA ADEKOLA reportsThe post Old cargoes in Nigerian airspace appeared first on Tribune. 

Sun, 01 Apr 2018
ARCHBISHOP of the Catholic Archdiocese of Ibadan, Most Reverend Gabriel Abegunrin, has called on priests to use more their lifestyles and actions, rather than words to preach the gospel of Christ. This was his submission during his homily at the Christ Mass, on Thursday, at St. Mary's Catholic Cathedral, Oke Padi, Ibadan, Oyo State. At []The post Let actions preach beyond words, Archbishop Abegunrin tells clerics appeared first on Tribune. 

Sun, 01 Apr 2018
Theoretical physicist, Stephen Hawking, remains according to report will be buried near the grave of another legendary scientist, Isaac Newton during a thanksgiving service that will be held at Westminster Abbey in London on June 15. Film stars, supermodels, comics and astronomers joined the physicists family and friends for his funeral in Cambridge on Saturday, []The post Stephen Hawking to be buried beside Isaac Newton appeared first on Tribune. 

Sun, 01 Apr 2018
RUSSIAN diplomats expelled by the US after a nerve agent attack on a former spy in Britain began to leave their embassy in Washington Saturday afternoon, waved off by well-wishers. About 50 men, women and children left the hilltop embassy just after 1:00 pm (1700 GMT) in a blue bus believed to be headed towards []The post Russian diplomats, families, leave US embassy appeared first on Tribune. 

Sun, 01 Apr 2018
THE Nigeria Union of Petroleum and Natural Gas Workers (NUPENG) on Friday assured motorists of the regular supply of petroleum products during the Easter period and beyond. The Lagos Zonal Chairman of the union, Mr Tayo Aboyeji, gave the assurance in an interview with the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) on Friday in Lagos. Aboyeji []The post NUPENG assures motorists of regular supply of petrol during Easter appeared first on Tribune. 

Sun, 01 Apr 2018
HAIRSTYLISTare making brisk in Enugu, two days to the Easter celebration, the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports. NAN correspondent who spoke to some hairstylists in the city on Friday observed that customers' quest to look good on the resumption of work on April 3, is also responsible for the high patronage. Miss Ogochukwu Chika, []The post Easter: Hairstylists make brisk business in Enugu appeared first on Tribune. 

Sun, 01 Apr 2018
THE Transnational Corporation of Nigeria (Transcorp) posted group revenue of N80.28 billion during its financial year ended Dec. 31, 2017. The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports that the revenue increased by 35.11 per cent From the N59.42 billion achieved in 2016. The company's results released by the Nigerian Stock Exchange (NSE) showed that the []The post Transcorp posted N80.28bn revenue in 2017 appeared first on Tribune. 

Sun, 01 Apr 2018
PRESIDENT Muhammadu Buhari on Friday expressed appreciation to foreign and local investors that agreed to commit their investment into Nigeria, aimed at boosting the country's economy. Buhari, who unveiled a plaque to commemorate his visit to the Eko Atlantic City project, expressed his appreciation to investors after being shown around the project by Gov. Akinwunmi []The post I am grateful to those investing in Nigeria ' Buhari appeared first on Tribune. 
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