NIGERIA NEWSPAPERS: TODAY'S THE TRIBUNE NEWSPAPER HEADLINES [9TH APRIL, 2018]


Below are the headlines found on The Tribune Online Newspaper for today, Monday 9th April, 2017.

Mon, 09 Apr 2018
A former governor of Abia State and the Chairman of the Advisory Board for the National Movement for the re-election of President Buhari, Dr Orji Uzor Kalu, defied Governor Ayodele Fayose of Ekiti State to visit where he campaigned for a second term for President Muhammadu Buhari.

Kalu while speaking with newsmen in Ado Ekiti, also lambasted former President Olusegun Obasanjo for his negative criticism of the Buhari government and asked Nigerians to ignore him.

Kalu had arrived in Ado Ekiti on Sunday, ignoring a call by Governor Fayose of the state that he was not welcome in Ekiti for an unexplained “peace advocacy visit” to the state.


 
Kalu said the statement that he was not welcome in Ekiti, credited to Governor Fayose was unfortunate and said that such was not expected from someone holding a high political office.

He said: “My attention was called from Ondo State on Saturday that Governor Fayose said I should not come to Ekiti. Fayose is my boy. He can’t stop me from coming. He is my boy and he knows he can’t stop me on anything.

“Governor Fayose was in my house for 90 days after he was impeached. He is my friend but he has gone beyond his limit by saying a bonafide elder statesman like me should not come to Ekiti.

“Fayose was in my state, Abia last week, nobody said he should not come. So I have declared war on him. Even if I sleep on the floor, I will still defeat Fayose on any issue.”

Taking swipes at ex-President Obasanjo for his uncomplimentary description of the current administration led by Buhari, Kalu said Chief Obasanjo was “the most incompetent to describe any government as being corrupt in the country.”

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He said it was resentful for Obasanjo to have asked Buhari not to seek a second term in office, saying the former president lacked “the moral standing to stop a president that has been the most selfless in Nigeria’s history from contesting.”

He said Nigerians should ignore the criticisms of President Buhari and rather embrace his second term bid.
Kalu was received in the state by one of the All Progressives Congress (APC) governorship aspirants in the state and former speaker, Mr Femi Bamisile.

Addressing the APC members at Bamisile’s home in Ado Ekiti, Kalu told the gathering that President Buhari was desirous to contest for second term and that no effort would be spared in achieving the goal.

He said: “Let me tell you emphatically that President Buhari will contest again. Don’t listen to letter writers like Obasanjo. Obasanjo has been president twice. So he should keep his letter in Otta for himself.

Mon, 09 Apr 2018
THE Presidency has announced that President Muhammadu Buhari will leave Abuja on Monday for an official visit to Britain.

According to a statement by Garba Shehu, Senior Special Assistant to the President

(Media & Publicity), in Abuja on Sunday, the president is due to hold discussions on Nigeria – British relations with Prime Minister Mrs Theresa May, prior to the Commonwealth Heads of Government Meetings scheduled for 18th to 20th April 2018.


 
It said the President will also meet the Chief Executive Officer of Royal Dutch Plc, Mr Ben van Beurden in connection with Shell and other partners’ plan to invest $15b in Nigeria’s oil industry.

“These investment ventures will lay the foundation for the next 20 years production and domestic gas supply, bringing with it all the attendant benefits both to the economy and the wider society,” the statement said.

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According to the Presidency, Buhari “is due to renew discussions with the Archbishop of Canterbury, The Most Rev. and Rt. Hon. Justin Welby, a good friend of the President on inter-religious harmony in Nigeria and Worldwide.”

It said further meetings have also been scheduled for the President to see some prominent British and Nigerians residing in Britain.


Mon, 09 Apr 2018
GOVERNOR Ayodele Fayose of Ekiti State has said that he is supporting Professor Kolapo Olubunmi Olusola, his deputy, because “he has been instrumental to the unprecedented achievement recorded by his administration in education, saying that such a feat must be sustained after the end of his tenure.

Fayose stated this when the National Association of the Proprietors of Private Schools (NAPPS) conferred on him the award of the most performing governor In private education in Nigeria during their international conference of the association held at the Afe Babalola University (ABUAD), Ado Ekiti.

The Governor said that “when you don’t allow continuity, you will lose all the gains you have recorded. For our achievements to be sustainable we must encourage the continuity of this government by supporting Kolapo Olusola to succeed me.

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“My deputy is a man that has done well in education. He is an outstanding person he is personally involved in the educational system of our state. Their decision is not by chance, they must have a look at many parameters because when you don’t allow continuity, you lose all the gains. They are only buying into the sustainability and continuity of these gains.

“You can only get a reward for a well-done job. The award given to me by the NAPPs is a confirmation of what we have been able to achieve in the educational sector. In Ekiti, we don’t discriminate against private schools because a state is rated not by the performance of the public schools alone. On the award conferred on me, It is not the feeling everybody wants something good to continue in their lives.

Earlier the president of the National Association of Proprietors of Private School said that they decided to confer the award on Fayose because of the giant stride he recorded during his tenure and the cordial relationship between him and the private schools in Ekiti.

Speaking on behalf of the NAPPS, its President, Mrs Sally Bolujoko said that Ekiti State under Fayose performed better than most states in education, especially in National Examination Council (NECO), West African Examination Council (WAEC) among others.

“We want to have a voice in the governance of Ekiti state. We have taken a decision to support the continuity of this government under Prof. Kolapo Eleka. This is a seamless transition. This man is one of us. We have mandated our members to vote for him. Don’t vote for somebody who will come and complain. We are asking our teachers to get registered.


Mon, 09 Apr 2018
THE Minister of Information and Communication, Alhaji Lai Mohammed, has said that list of alleged treasury looters released by the federal government so far is a tip of the iceberg. The minister said that ''very [...]The post Fresh looters list soon 'Lai Mohammed appeared first on Tribune. 

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Mon, 09 Apr 2018
Alhaji Lai Mohammed is the Minister of Information and Culture. He recently addressed newsmen on the decision by the Federal Government to make public a list of alleged looters of the country's money, among other [...]The post Why we released looters list 'Lai Mohammed appeared first on Tribune. 

Mon, 09 Apr 2018
After his father, the late Fuji music icon, Sikiru Ayinde Balogun (Barrister), passed away on December 16, 2010, one of his sons, Samsondeen Balogun, has seen politics as a continuation of his father's legacy in [...]The post Why I want to go to House of Reps 'Ayinde Barrister's son appeared first on Tribune. 

Mon, 09 Apr 2018
The Deji of Akureland, Oba Aladetoyinbo Aladelusi, has called for the cooperation of all traditional rulers in the area to facilitate unprecedented development in communities within the kingdom and Ondo State as a whole. Oba [...]The post Deji of Akure seeks unity among traditional rulers appeared first on Tribune. 

Mon, 09 Apr 2018
The Owa Ooye of Okemesi-Ekiti in Ekiti West Local Government Area of Ekiti State, Oba Michael Gbadebo Adedeji, has called for support for traditional rulers to be able to fast-track development of the various communities [...]The post 'Support for traditional rulers will aid community development' appeared first on Tribune. 

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Mon, 09 Apr 2018
The major difference between those who record outstanding success and those who fail or those who merely get by lies in whether they attain their full potential or not. Those who attain their full potential [...]The post How leaders get to the peak of their potential appeared first on Tribune. 

Mon, 09 Apr 2018
Shareholders of seven quoted banks listed on the floor of the Nigerian Stock Exchange (NSE) are worried that delay in filing 2017 audited financial statements will delay their dividend payment and even affect the amount [...]The post Shareholders fret as 7 banks delay filing of audited results appeared first on Tribune. 

Mon, 09 Apr 2018
The Nigerian Stock Exchange All-Share Index and Market Capitalisation depreciated by 1.60 per cent to close the week at 40,841.14 and N14.753 trillion respectively. Similarly, all other indices finished lower during the week. Meanwhile, a [...]The post Equities investors stake N26.6bn in 4 days bearish trade appeared first on Tribune. 

Mon, 09 Apr 2018
The Lagos Leather Fair is a first of its kind in Nigeria for all the stakeholders in the leather value chain and was created to identify the challenges facing the industry and to discuss possible [...]The post Lagos Leather Fair, themed 'The new possible' holds May 5 appeared first on Tribune. 

Mon, 09 Apr 2018
The establishment of the Nigerian Prison Service (NPS) dates before 1861 when the agency switched to the western-type prison system. The NPS, over several decades of continuous functionality, has metamorphosed and through dogged efforts has [...]The post Reforming Nigerian prisons appeared first on Tribune. 

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Mon, 09 Apr 2018
There are expectations that money market rates will inch slightly higher, due to the Foreign Exchange (Forex) Secondary Market Intervention Sales (SMIS) expected on Monday. However, dealers from Zedcrest Capital believe that the market will [...]The post Rates expected to inch higher on OMO auction, forex sales appeared first on Tribune. 

Mon, 09 Apr 2018
It doesn't matter what you do for a living in or where you work everyone is looking for productivity tips to get more done. Everyone is looking for ways to get their jobs done [...]The post 5 unorthodox productivity tips to get more done appeared first on Tribune. 

Mon, 09 Apr 2018
STERLING Bank, in collaboration with the Lagos State government, has announced the launch of a Europay MasterCard and Visa (EMV) contactless card project, that would see over 500,000 commuters on the Lagos Bus Rapid Transit [...]The post Lagos State, Sterling Bank unveil $50m EMV contactless card initiative appeared first on Tribune. 

Mon, 09 Apr 2018
GOVERNOR, Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN), Mr Godwin Emefiele says an initiative by the apex bank and deposit money banks to contribute five percent of their profit after tax as a contribution to development initiatives [...]The post CBN, banks to disburse N60bn to support FG devt initiate 'Emefiele appeared first on Tribune. 

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