NIGERIA NEWSPAPERS: TODAY’S THE NATION NEWSPAPER HEADLINES [6TH MAY, 2018].

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Below are the headlines found on The Nation Online Newspaper for today, Sunday 6th May, 2018.
Sun, 06 May 2018
Strategists of President Muhammadu Buhari are leaving nothing to chance in the event that some bigwigs of the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC) dump the party in the build up to next year’s elections.
The Buhari camp has in place a Plan B to mitigate the effects of the possible defection of the likes of Senate President  Bukola Saraki, House of Representatives Speaker Yakubu Dogara, Governor Aminu Tambuwal of Sokoto State, Senator  Rabiu Kwankwaso, Governor Samuel Ortom of Benue State, Senator  Aliyu Wammako, and  Senator  Ahmed Yerima, among others.
Also tipped to defect are Senators Shehu Sani, Suleiman Hunkuyi, Magnus Abe, Dino Melaye, and some other Senators and members of the House of Representatives.
The Buhari strategists, The Nation gathered authoritatively yesterday, have come to the conclusion that some political heavyweights of the APC are on their way out of the party.

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Citing some recent political developments, the strategists at a meeting in Abuja said the bigwigs might abandon Buhari by shifting base from APC to PDP.
One of the likely defectors is said to have taken a secret trip to  Port Harcourt last weekend to see Governor Nyesom Wike, escaping a near mishap when the chartered jet convening his delegation ran into a storm mid-air.
The trip was made under the cover of an official engagement.
Highly placed political sources said Thursday’s inauguration of the Liyel Imoke Committee by the PDP to work out modalities for receiving the APC bigwigs and alliances to ease out Buhari in 2019 was not co-incidental.
The committee has its origin in what the sources called a secret agreement in Port Harcourt to hasten up the gale of defections.
Sun, 06 May 2018
A chairmanship aspirant in yesterday’s ward congresses of the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC) in Delta State was stabbed to death moment before the exercise got under way.
Pockets of violence were also recorded in Imo State, Oyo State, Ajegunle and Isolo both in Lagos.
The Ajegunle violence claimed one life.
Killed in Delta was Jeremiah Oghoveta ,who had declared his interest to lead the party in Jeremi 3, Ughelli South ward 10.
 
He was knifed to death allegedly by one Tete in the heat of an argument over the hijack of electoral materials by a side involved in the process.

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The Nation gathered that Oghoveta had protested over the alleged hijack of the materials.
But as he made to leave the scene after making his point, his assailant pounced on him, stabbing him on the neck
Oghoveta died on the spot while the Tete fled.
The Police Public Relations Officer of the Delta State Police Command, Andrew Aniamaka (DSP), confirmed the incident.
He said investigation into the matter was in progress and the police were on the trail of the suspect.
 
The APC leader in Delta State, Olorogun O’tega Emerhor,said the exercise was generally peaceful in other parts of the state.
He said APC was poised to entrench the principle of internal democracy in order to have a stronger party that could take over the state in 2019.
Leader of the party in Ovu ward, Ethiope East local government area, Chief Frank Kokori said the process went well.
Kokori who said the party is waxing stronger in the state, explained that the congresses being held across the country is a preparation awaiting the main election coming up next year 2019.
The process was also generally peaceful in Aniocha South Local Government Area was peaceful, although there were few wards where parallel congresses were held.
Former Speaker of the Delta State House of Assembly and chieftain of the APC, Mr. Victor Ochei said the congress was conducted without rancour, and praised the adoption of the option A4 adopted for the exercise.
Sun, 06 May 2018
The 33 governorship aspirants of the All Progressives Congress (APC) in Ekiti State have another date to determine who flies the party’s flag in the July election.
This follows the disruption of yesterday’s primary by suspected thugs.
Voting was already in progress when the hoodlums, who had apparently massed outside the venue of the exercise, Oluyemi Kayode Stadium, Ado Ekiti, forced their way in.

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Time was 4.53pm.
They overturned the tables on which the ballot boxes were placed before the full glare of security men, delegates and other observers.
They proceeded to smash the boxes.
Delegates were harassed.
Crisis erupted when agents of other aspirants complained that illiterate delegates were going to the agent of Mines and
Steel Development Minister Kayode Fayemi, Mr. Samuel Abejide, to guide them to vote.
 
They alleged that Abejide was also writing the serial numbers of their ballot papers to authenticate who they actually voted for.
Fayemi’s agent said it was a gang-up against the Minister that led to the spurious allegation, accusing those peddling rumour as enemies of APC.
Sun, 06 May 2018
A former Chairman of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC), Mrs. Farida Waziri, has expressed joy at the completion of the N24billion office of the commission in Abuja.Waziri who initiated the project during her tenure said yesterday that she was pleasantly shocked by the ability of the acting chairman of the anti-graft agency, Mr. Ibrahim Magu to bring the plan to fruition.Magu, according to her, has shown example of why continuity is necessary in governance in Nigeria.Speaking du 
Sun, 06 May 2018
FG not doing enough on killings, says CAN, PFN, others Will there be elections in the country next year as widely expected’The General Overseer of the Redeemed Christian Church of God (RCCG), Pastor Enoch Adeboye, fears there may not be, especially if the wave of killings by herdsmen is not stopped immediately.He even fears there may be Nigeria unless the authorities find a lasting solution to the problem.Speaking at the May 2018 Holy Ghost service on Friday night, Adeboye stated that ther 
Sun, 06 May 2018
Former Head of State General Abdulsalami Abubakar has called on Nigerians to join hands in tackling the incessant killings and criminalities by herdsmen and other bandits across the nation.Describing the killings as senseless, Abubakar said the ongoing destruction of homes and means of livelihood cannot serve any purpose.Answering reporters questions at his Abuja residence at the weekend, Abdulsalami advised every Nigerian to be prepared to play a role in ensuring peace and stability in the land 

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Sun, 06 May 2018
THe Oluwo of Iwoland, Oba Abdul-Rasheed Adewale Akanbi, has described the Governor of Osun, Ogbeni Rauf Aregbesola, as the architect of modern Osun with the level of development he has brought to the state. The monarch said Aregbesola has taken the lead among his peers in the area of infrastructure as manifested in the spate of developments the state has recorded as no governor has matched Aregbesolas achievements in history as evident in the giant strides recorded in the state.’Oluwo state 
Sun, 06 May 2018
The All Progressives Congress (APC) in the state of Osun has sent a message of goodwill and congratulations to the Federal Minister of Health, Professor Isaac Adewole on the occasion of his 64th birthday today. The party said its executive and members throughout the state were especially delighted to join in felicitating with the minister because of his sterling qualities as a strong, faithful and loyal party man whose respect for leadership is a model for others.Since he was appointed Minister 
Sun, 06 May 2018
Traditional rulers in the four local government areas of Akoko in Ondo State have enjoined politicians in the area to contribute meaningfully to the development of the area. They urged all legislators from the area at national and state levels to work hard to make the lives of the people better. The monarchs called on the lawmaker representing Akoko North East/West Federal Constituency in the National Assembly, Stephen Olemija, to bring more dividends of democracy to the constituents.Among the m 
Sun, 06 May 2018
The chief registrar of Abia state judiciary, Chief Benson Anya has said that the judiciary has created a prison decongestion committee to look into the cases of those awaiting trial who have been languishing in various prisons across the state.Speaking with newsmen in Umuahia on the developments in the judiciary since the retirement of former Chief Judge, Justice Theresa Uzokwe, Anya a chief magistrate said that the idea of the prison decongestion committee is to decongest the prisons in the sta 
Sun, 06 May 2018
Its yet another labour day, folks, and Im right now feeling the full weight of my heavy work schedule. As an African woman, conventionally, I am a hewer of wood and fetcher of water. When I am not busy hewing and juggling wood, gas, kerosene and coal like a regular juggler to give a right balance to my housekeeping allowance and ensure it stays in the air (you really should see me), then I am busy fetching and carrying anything from food, water or chair to flowerpots, child or husband from sun 
Sun, 06 May 2018
As the preparations for the 2019 governorship race in Cross River State gather steam, Nicholas Kalu, reports on the many obstacles Governor Ben Ayade may have to overcome to be re-elected THE frenzy over the governorship elections in Cross River State has heightened as groups across the southern, central and northern senatorial districts file out to endorse Governor Ben Ayade, creating the impression that the 2019 Governorship Election may be a walkover for the governor.However, the facts on gro 
Sun, 06 May 2018
Ayoade Afolabi Lawal is a governorship aspirant on the platform of All Progressives Congress (APC) in Osun State. In this interview with Sina Fadare, he speaks on the alleged plot to impeach President Muhammadu Buhari by the National Assembly, the invasion of National Assembly by thugs, security challenges in the country, among other sundry issues. ExcerptsINTERNAL wrangling and party indiscipline are rampant in all the political parties; how do you think such can be reduced so that parties can 
Sun, 06 May 2018
In this report, Assistant Editor, Dare Odufowokan, examines the struggle for the governorship ticket of the frontline political parties in Osun State ahead of the 2018 gubernatorial election. He reports on the changing dynamics of the race following some developments within the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC) and the opposition Peoples Democratic Party (PDP)BARRING any change in the plans of the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC), voters in Osun State, Southwest Nigeria, wil 
Sun, 06 May 2018
In this interview, Prof Bankole Okuwa, the National Chairman of the Unity Party of Nigeria (UPN), warns the leadership of Afenifere, the Yoruba socio-cultural organisation, to be wary of the people behind moves to adopt the Social Democratic Party (SDP) for the Southwest geo-political zone in the forthcoming elections, reports Edozie Udeze WHAT are the prospects of your party, the UPN, in winning the forthcoming Ogun State governorship election’The Unity Party of Nigeria (UPN) has been work 
Sun, 06 May 2018
Popular entertainers Davido and Small Doctor are among the numerous artistes that won the 2018 Headies awards early on Sunday.While millionaire Davido won the award as Best Pop single and artist of the year, Small Doctor won the 2018 best street hop artiste.Others are MI- Best rap single; Teni- Rookie of the year; Reminisce- Best rap album.Others are Innocent Idibia (2face) and Ayodeji Balogun (Wizkid).The awards on Saturday night, stretching into the early hours of Sunday were given at the 12t 

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Sun, 06 May 2018
General Overseer of the Redeemed Christian Church of God, RCCG, Pastor Enoch A. Adeboye has warned that there might be no Nigeria in 2019, not to talk about a general election.The cleric was quoted as saying on Friday, at the May 2018 Holy Ghost service that there was no way he could continue to keep quiet while the killings, which had been counted in thousands this year alone, went on.It came against the backdrop of the recent killings of two Catholic Church priest in Benue State, a fortnight a 
Sun, 06 May 2018
NIGERIAN film producer, Femi Odugbemi, has called on stakeholders in the Nollywood and the Ghanaian movie industries to come together to create value for their respective economies.Making this known at the MultiChoice Africa Digital Dialogues 2018 Conference in Dubai, Odugbemi, who is the CEO of Zuri24 Media Limited, encouraged collaboration between the two movie industries to improve distribution, production and sharing of ideas for more marketable stories.He said such collaboration would reduc 
Sun, 06 May 2018
Winner of this years Big Brother Naija reality show, Miracle Igbokwe was all charming during his visit to THE NATION newspapers office on May 1. The Imo State born pilot and model who got N24 million alongside an SUV and other benefits from the competition, spoke about his relationship with fellow housemate, Nina and life after the show.WHEN are we expecting our hit track’Youre not the first person telling me about this. Im not an artiste yet. But even if I would do that, it would be for th 
Sun, 06 May 2018
WINNERS have emerged at this years RCCGs Shift which held at the University of Lagos Sports Centre on Tuesday.The annual programme which focuses on Youths and talents from dance, music and public speaking had over 6,000 youths in attendance.The winner, King Ojemba carted home one million naira while the two runners up won 200,000 naira each.The event which had a massive turn out compared to previous seasons had popular comedian Woli Agba and renowned speaker Fela Durotoye in attendance.This is a 
Sun, 06 May 2018
What has happened to Vincent Enyeama’ Where is he and why he may be out of Nigerias World Cup list. CHIJIOKE EZEALI in this piece tries to fix the puzzleNigeria was the first African Nation to qualify for the 2018 FIFA World Cup in Russia and seemingly achieved the proud feat with the youngest team in the world during the qualification process .The three-time African Champions under the tutelage of Gernot Rohr are playing with a renewed vigour, confidence and swagger good enough to raise th 
Sun, 06 May 2018
Nigeria born Ademola Lookman was in super form on as he spear headed a RB Leipzig 4-1 demolition of Wolfsburg in the German Bundesliga on Saturday.The former England under 21 ace on loan from English premier league side Everton, opened the floodgate in the 24th minute of the match after a timely assist from Jean-Kevin Augustin. Homeboy Timo Werner increased the tally in the 33rd minute before the visitors were able to pull one back thanks to Daniel Dadavi.But there was stopping Lookman who was a 
Sun, 06 May 2018
It was weeping and gnashing of teeth for most Stoke fans on Saturday as the club sank in the relegation waters after a 2-1 defeat by Crystal Palace. The club is returning to the lower division after 10 years in the top flight following a return to the elite division in the 2007/8 season.Xherdan Shaqiri put the Potters ahead with a brilliant free-kick in the 43rd minute but James McArthur leveled for Palace after half-time.Patrick van Aanholt then capitalised on a defensive error to score a late 
Sun, 06 May 2018
86 years after it rolled out the first bottle in a Malayan brewery in the territory now known as Singapore, Worlds No. 1 International Premium Asian Beer, Tiger Beer, finally launched in Nigeria with style.Tiger Beer is a product of Nigerias leading brewer, Nigerian Breweries Plc, a Heineken Operating company. The global beer is strikingly bold, refreshingly smooth, and unexpected in every way. The launch campaign tagged #Uncage the courage to challenge convention showcased the courageous, bol 
Sun, 06 May 2018
11,412 smart and determined students across the 36 states of the federation and the Federal Capital Territory recently sat for the qualifying exams to show their SPAK (Speed, Precision, Accuracy & Knowledge) and secure a place in the InterswitchSPAK National STEM competition, registration which opened in February and ran through April 2018, recording a total of 11,412 applications from all over the country cutting across single-sex and co-educational senior secondary schools.According to fig 
Sun, 06 May 2018
One year after the federal government issued executive orders to drive the key sectors of the economy, the consensus out there is that a lot of the changes that have happened are purely cosmetics but not far-reaching.Speaking with a cross-section of experts, they expressed mixed feelings over the numerous policy pronouncement of the federal government in the last 12 months, especially as it concerns ease of doing business.In the view of Chief Cyprian Arinze, a haulage contractor, the Executive O 
Sun, 06 May 2018
The long arm of the law caught up with a businessman Mr. Emeka Nwankwo and his accomplice wife, Adaobi, who were arraigned in court by the Standards Organisation of Nigeria (SON) before a Federal High Court sitting in Awka for allegedly manufacturing substandard aluminium roofing sheets.SON accused Nwankwo, who is the Managing Director of Great Meckon Investment and his wife of manufacturing and selling the product which did not comply with the Nigerian Industrial Standards to the public.The cou 
Sun, 06 May 2018
Is it really possible for both fried unripe and ripe plantain chips to have the same nutritional contents’ That is the question for majority of the producers of the savoury snack, amongst whom is Royal Bite Foods, the producer of spicy plantain chips, have to answer.Narrating her experience, Mrs. Fumi Akelere said, Last week, as I was driving through Bank Anthony Way, Ikeja, Lagos, I pulled over and bought one of my favourite snacks, plantain chips. This time, spicy plantain chips. In all, 
Sun, 06 May 2018
Peter Ndegwa, the Chief Executive of Guinness Nigeria is to step down at the end of the 2018 financial year, after three years in the role, the management has stated.Ndegwa will be taking up a new role as the Managing Director, Continental Europe & Russia, within Diageo PLC, Guinness Nigerias parent company. The company also confirmed that, Baker Magunda, currently Managing Director of Meta Abo Brewery in Ethiopia will take over as the new CEO of Guinness Nigeria, following a period of trans 
Sun, 06 May 2018
David Uzosike, is Reform Lead, Presidential Enabling Business Environment Council/Enabling Business Environment Secretariat with the mandate to lead, coordinate, research and identify the constraints to ease of doing business in Nigeria. In this interview with Ibrahim Apekhade Yusuf, he shares insights on activities of the Council thus far. Excerpts:It is one year since the federal government issued the Executive Orders on Ease of Doing Business. What are the milestones that have been achieved t 
Sun, 06 May 2018
Group Chief Operating Officer, Sona Group of Industries, Ashok Manghnani believes that one of the factors that account for the companys success is because of its belief in the Nigerian project which has enabled the company to build strong brands in Nigeria where all its resources are sourced locally.Speaking at the Nigeria Manufacturing & Equipment Expo (NME Expo) held recently, where the Group participated, Manghnani said, The promoters of the companies under the group are Nigerians by hear 
Sun, 06 May 2018
Austin Okere is Founder and Chief Executive Officer Computer Warehouse Group Plc. Okere also sits atop as the Founder and Entrepreneur-in-Residence at the Ausso Leadership Academy, an ideas incubation company with a mandate to help businesses achieve their potentials in terms of growth and expansion. In this interview with Ibrahim Apekhade Yusuf he unfolds the ideals and ideas behind his newest venture. Excerpts: The idea of the Ausso Leadership Academy launched recently though a novel idea is a 
Sun, 06 May 2018
The fifth edition of Cussons Baby Moments ended at the weekend in Lagos with baby Zoe Ekwegh emerging Cussons Baby of the Year 2018.The grand finale tagged, The Magic Finale was held at the Anchor Event Centre Ikeja, saw over 4,000 participants entering the race to win the prestigious Baby of the Year award. The event was hosted by popular comedian, singer and actress, Chigul.With over one million votes received from family, friends and the members of the public during the voting stages and care 
Sun, 06 May 2018
A report, claiming a faction of Boko Haram still holds territories within Nigeria, grabbed sensational headlines as usual. But the report itself, even discounting its summary dismissal by the military authorities, would appear not as sweeping as the headlines suggested.Claimed the Reuters report: A map produced by the US development agency in February and seen by Reuters shows how ISWA [Islamic State of West Africa] territory extends more than 100 miles into the northeastern Nigerian states of B 
Sun, 06 May 2018
Following the Kano State Local Government election held on 10th February 2018, there were several reports in the media, particularly the social media, alleging that underaged persons voted in the election. Both explicit and implicit in some of these reports was the suggestion that since the National Register of Voters compiled by INEC was used in the election, the alleged problem of underaged voting in the Kano Local Government election is linked to a prevalence of underaged registrants in the N 

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