NIGERIA NEWSPAPERS: Today’s Thisday Newspaper Headlines [22 May, 2018].

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Below are the headlines found on The Thisday Online Newspaper for today, Tuesday, 22 May, 2018.


Tue, 22 May 2018
The Coalition of Northern Youths has called on President Muhammadu Buhari and former Vice-President Abubakar not to contest the 2019 presidential election.
In a communiqué issued at the end of their summit in Kaduna Monday, the group urged the two leaders to leave the stage for younger people between the ages of 18 and 60.
The communiqué, which was read by Abdul-Azeez Suleiman, spokesman of the group, said they had previously advised Buhari to leave the stage for younger people.
“We had advised him (Buhari) to look for a younger person who has the integrity like him to run for the presidency. Anybody above 70 years of age should give way to the younger generation,” the group, which last year issued an ultimatum to Nigerians of South-east origin to leave the North, said.
The Northern youth coalition explained that the advice became imperative in view of the fact that Buhari and Abubakar who are both in their 70s “participated in debates that gave birth to the current national arrangement that is largely acknowledged as having failed our national aspirations”.

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The group maintained that Nigerians are worried that older people who have dominated the political stage since independence have not moved the country forward.
The communiqué called on Nigerians to insist on a generational change in the leadership of the country.
“Frustrated young Nigerians, having paid their dues in the national development efforts, have been manifestly left to suffer from the suffocating consequences of the prevailing exclusive and defeatist leadership selection process that has been imposed on the country over the years, by succeeding ruling elite.
“It is time they formed a rallying point from which younger Nigerians can make a strong demand for a new political order to usher in a generational power shift as reparation for past marginalisation in the nation’s political leadership,” the group said.
It also frowned on what it described as “the seeming endorsement by some Northern leaders of a brand of restructuring that clearly places the region at a disadvantage”, declaring that it was unacceptable and must be discountenanced.
The group said the North will “not settle for any restructuring plan that is not total, comprehensive and wholistic…”
nPDP’s Grievances
The push for the generational shift in Nigeria’s leadership came just as the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC) acknowledged Monday that the issues raised by its aggrieved members, who form the defunct new Peoples Democratic Party (nPDP) bloc of the ruling party, were genuine and needed to be addressed.
The group, which left the then ruling PDP at the height of its crisis in 2013 to fuse with the APC coalition, had accused the latter and the Muhammadu Buhari-led administration of marginalising and maltreating their members, despite the role they played in bringing APC to power in 2015.
Tue, 22 May 2018
Justice John Tsoho of the Federal High Court, Abuja, on Monday issued a bench warrant for the arrest of the self -acclaimed United Kingdom based private investigator, Victor Uwajeh, who is facing criminal charges before the court.
Justice Tsoho issued the bench warrant following Uwajeh’s failure to appear in court for the fourth consecutive time for his arraignment on the criminal charges preferred against him by the federal government.
The judge also did not spear Uwajeh’s lawyers as he referred two of them (Edward Omarga and Amushi Nnamani-Nwankwo) to the Legal Practitioners Disciplinary Committee, (LPDC) of the Nigeria Bar Association, (NBA) for sanction over their conduct in the matter which according to the court is unbecoming as legal practitioners.

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The federal government had slammed a four-count criminal charge bordering on forgery, impersonation, fraud and illegally procuring forged documents against Uwajeh.
Uwajeh was said to have been indicted by an investigation of a crack team from the Nigerian Police Force conducted on a petition that was written to the Inspector General of Police, IG, Mr. Ibrahim Idris.
In the petition, Uwajeh was accused of attempting to use forged and illegally procured documents to extort money from members of the public.
He had also evaded several attempts to be served by the court bailiff prompting the court decision to issue a bench warrant against him.
Meanwhile, the judge while delivering his ruling on an application by the prosecution to issue a bench warrant against Uwajeh, held that since the defendant was aware of the Criminal charges pending against him through the filing of his bail application by his lawyer, his refusal to appear before the court constituted an affront to the authority of the court.
Tsoho said, Omarga and Nwankwo had appeared in the matter in the previous proceedings only for a new lawyer to purportedly appear in the matter at yesterday’s sitting on behalf of Uwajeh with a request that raised questions.
He held that section 348(8) of the ACJA compels lawyers in a matter to give a three days’ notice prior from withdrawing from a suit but there was no such notice from Uwajeh lawyer.

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In ordering for his arrest, Justice Tsoho held that, “the defendant has still not shown up in court. This constitute an affront by the defendant to the authority of this court and renders him liable to an order of arrest pursuant to Section 83(1)(b) 131 and 352(1)(a)of the ACJA,2015.
Tue, 22 May 2018
Despite the favourable oil price environment in the first quarter of 2018, the decline in non-oil sector output during the period weighed heavily on the Nigerian economy, resulting in a Gross Domestic Product (GDP) growth rate of 1.95 per cent, down by -0.16 per cent from 2.11 per cent recorded in the fourth quarter of 2017.
In its Q1 2018 GDP report released Monday, the National Bureau of Statistics (NBS) said the 1.95 per cent GDP growth was still better than the -0.91 per cent GDP growth rate recorded in the corresponding period in 2017.
Aggregate GDP in Q1 2018, however, stood at about N28.5 trillion in nominal terms, higher than the N26.03 trillion recorded in Q1 2017.
“This performance was higher when compared to the first quarter of 2017 which recorded a nominal GDP aggregate of N26.028 trillion, thus presenting a positive year-on-year nominal growth rate of 9.36 per cent.

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“This rate of growth was, however, lower relative to the growth recorded in Q1 2017 by -7.70 percentage points at 17.06 per cent but higher than the preceding quarter by 2.14 percentage points at 7.22 per cent.
“Quarter-on-quarter, real GDP growth was -13.40 per cent as oil production estimates for the third and fourth quarters of 2017 have been revised and oil GDP for those quarters have been adjusted accordingly,” the NBS said.
While the economy posted some growth in the oil sector in Q1 2018, the NBS noted that it contributed only 9.61 per cent of total GDP, with the non-oil sector accounting for 90.39 per cent of GDP.
In Q1 2017 and Q4 2017, the oil sector contributed 8.53 per cent and 7.35 per cent, respectively, to total GDP.
The contribution of the oil sector came at a time of increased daily oil production of an average of 2.0 million barrels per day (mbpd), higher than the 1.95 mbpd recorded in Q4 2017.
According to the NBS report, the real growth of the oil sector was 14.77 per cent (year-on-year) in Q1 2018, representing an increase of 30.37 percentage points relative to the rate recorded in the corresponding quarter of 2017. Quarter-on-quarter, the oil sector also grew by 13.24 per cent in Q1 2018.
“In the period under review, the nation recorded an average daily oil production of 2.0 million barrels per day (mbpd), higher than the daily average production recorded in Q4 2017 by 0.05 mbpd and real growth of the oil sector was 14.77 per cent (year-on-year) in Q1 2018. 
Tue, 22 May 2018
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Tue, 22 May 2018
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Tue, 22 May 2018
Senator Iroegbu in Abuja The Police Service Commission (PSC) has shortlisted a total of 37,062 candidates for examination in the ongoing police recruitment exercise out of a total of 133,324 applicants who were earlier shortlisted for screening. The Head, Press and Public Relations, PSC, Mr. Ikechukwu Ani, yesterday stated that the examination is scheduled for []The post 37,062 Candidates Shortlisted for Police Recruitment Examination appeared first on THISDAYLIVE. 
Tue, 22 May 2018
John Shiklam in Kaduna Bayelsa State Governor, Seriake Dickson, On monday met with his Kaduna State counterpart, Mallam Nasir El-Rufai, at the Government House Kaduna. Speaking with journalists after the meeting, Dickson said his visit was to support the recommendations of the All Progressives Congress (APC) committee on true federalism headed by El-Rufai. He commended []The post Dickson Meets el-Rufai in Kaduna, Drums up Support for Restructuring appeared first on THISDAYLIVE. 
Tue, 22 May 2018
Senator Iroegbu in Abuja A political pressure group, the Concerned Citizens of North Central (CCNC), has condemned what they described as unconstitutional actions of the Inspector General of Police, Ibrahim Idris, saying it threatens the nation’s democracy. The group disclosed this in a statement signed by Safiya Mohammed Agwai and Isyaku Hassan, after an emergency []The post Group Berates IG for Acting Above the Law appeared first on THISDAYLIVE. 
Tue, 22 May 2018
Senator Iroegbu in Abuja The Federal High Court sitting in Sokoto has given the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) until today to arraign a former Minister of Water Resources Mukhtar Shehu Shagari and four others. The others charged along with the ex-minister are: Ibrahim Gidado, Nasiru Dalhatu, Ibrahim Milgoma and Abdullahi Mohammed Wali. They []The post EFCC to Arraign Shagari Over N500m Diezani Largesse appeared first on THISDAYLIVE. 
Tue, 22 May 2018
Paul Obi in Abuja The Nigerian Labour Congress (NLC) Monday cautioned the 19 states governors in the North not to imitate and implement Kaduna State Governor, Ahmed El-Rufai’s policy of sacking teachers, as it would serve them no good. Speaking on recent reports linking El-Rufai to plans by other northern governors to copy his policy, []The post NLC Warns Northern Govs against Imitating El-Rufai’s Sacking of Teachers appeared first on THISDAYLIVE. 
Tue, 22 May 2018
George Okoh in Makurdi Following the outcome of the Saturday Benue State All Progressive Congress (APC) state congress, a crack has emerged within the party as a group of aggrieved members known as Aggrieved Benue South APC members had called for the cancellation of the party’s congresses held in Benue State over irregularities. In a []The post Crises Hits Benue APC as Aggrieved Members Demands Cancellation of State Congress appeared first on THISDAYLIVE. 

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Tue, 22 May 2018
Kasim Sumaina in Abuja The federal government Monday received the Outline Business Case (OBC) Certificate 5 for the Aviation Leasing Company (ALC) and the Maintenance, Repairs and Overhaul (MRO). The acting Director General, Infrastructure Concession Regulatory Commission (ICRC), Chidi Izua, while presenting the certificate to the Minister of State for Aviation, Hadi Sirika, on behalf []The post Aviation: FG Receives Certificate of Compliance for Leasing Company, Maintenance Repairs Overhaul app 

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