NIGERIA NEWSPAPERS: TODAY’S THE NATION NEWSPAPER HEADLINES [29 MAY, 2018].

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Below are the headlines found on The Nation Online Newspaper for today, Tuesday 29 May, 2018.
 
Tue, 29 May 2018
President Muhammadu Buhari yesterday promised Nigerians more prosperity and greater security as his administration marks its third anniversary.
 
He also urged Nigerians to “remain steadfast and to keep faith with this Administration, as we remain committed to peace building and good governance, to deliver the best of dividends of democracy.”
 
The President made this remark during the Democracy Day lecture delivered by a forme Independent Nationa Electoral Commission (INEC) Chairman Prof. Attahiru Jega.
 
It is with the theme “Peace Building and Good Governance for Sustainable Development.”
 
 
The President said a government elected by the people, must continually be in touch with the aspirations of the people, and work for their highest possible good.



He added that although “we have experienced rough times, but through good governance, we have not allowed ourselves to be overawed by the existence of challenges.
 
He spoke on his government’s resolve to fight corruption because of the “realisation that reducing corruption and ensuring the effective and just utilisation of public resources, are crucial for achieving sustainable growth and development in Nigeria. Corruption has been at the root of most of the development challenges of our country. There can be no progress in any facet of our national life unless we tackle and curb corruption.”
 
He said security had improved considerably as “the  entire country has been freed from occupation of any of its parts by insurgents” adding that “our econmy is on the bend”
 
In his lecture, Jega raised the alarm on the 2019 general elections.
 
He also urged President Muhammadu Buhari to take his anti-corruption campaign to the civil service and the National Assembly, accusing federal lawmakers of taking bribes in the course of their duty.
 
Tue, 29 May 2018
The Governor of the Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN),  Godwin Emefiele, yesterday paid unscheduled visits to three commercial banks in Abuja to monitor compliance with the Over The Counter (OTC) sales order of forex to qualified buyers.
 
The visit followed the apex bank’s new directive  that all Deposit Money Banks (DMBs) must sell foreign exchange (forex) to customers and non-customers alike.
 
Emefiele, went to the regional head offices of FirstBank at Commassie House, Central Business District, Zenith Bank, Maitama and United Bank for Africa (UBA), all in Abuja, where he urged members of the public to go to the banks for all their forex needs.

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He said: “We have issued a directive that all banks are to sell Basic Travel Allowance (BTA) to anybody that walks into their banks; whether he is a customer or not a customer of that bank.  It is the bank’s primary responsibility to provide currency for travelers out of the country.
 
“So all that you need present to get your forex, are your BVN (Bank Verification Number), your passport, your visa and your return ticket.  You are not expected to just deposit your documents and go away. You are expected to be attended to over the counter.”
 
He pointed out that the essence of the visit,  “is to see whether the banks are doing what they were asked to do.  I must say that I am happy.  The policy hasn’t gained ground.  I would have loved to see a long queue of people wanting to buy BTA from the bank.
 
Emefiele said all the banks are stocked with foreign currency, assuring that people should not have problem coming to a bank to buy forex. “I repeat, whether it is your bank or not, walk in and you will see a cubicle marked PTA/BTA, or Bureau de Change.  You can go in there and buy your dollar.
 
Tue, 29 May 2018
THE Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) has secured 603 convictions in three years.The agency also claimed that it has altered the narrative of the fight against corruption in Nigeria through aggressive tracing and recovery of stolen assets.The commission, in a statement yesterday by its Head of Media and Publicity, Mr. Wilson Uwujaren, said: As Nigeria marks the third anniversary of the President Muhammadu Buhari administration, the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) ha 
 
Tue, 29 May 2018
A Federal High Court in Abuja has remanded former Zamfara State Governor Mahmud Aliyu Shinkafi, and ex-Minister of State for Finance Bashir Yuguda in prison.Two others former Secretary to the State Government Aminu Ahmad Nahuce, and former state Chairman of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) Ibrahim Mallaha are also to stay in prison.The suspects were arraigned by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) on a five-count charge of conspiracy and money laundering.A statement by EFCCs 



Tue, 29 May 2018
ALL Progressives Congress (APC) stalwart Asiwaju Bola Ahmed Tinubu yesterday felicitated with Lagos lawyer Femi Falana and ace journalist Kunle Ajibade on their birthdays.Tinubu, in a statement by his media aide Tunde Rahman, said there was no doubt that Falana and Ajibade had impacted Nigeria and Nigerians in the most profound ways.While thanking them for their sacrifices, he said the country is not yet in the Promised Land.We enjoin the duo not to rest on their oars and to join hands with us i 
 
Tue, 29 May 2018
The worst of civilian government is preferable to the best of military dictatorship, says Aare Afe Babalola. In this piece entitled: May 29 Democracy Day challenges: A call for national conference on restructuring, the founder of Afe Balaola University Ado-Ekiti (ABUAD) reflects on Nigerias journey from Independence and recommends the convocation of a national conference as the way forward.I Congratulate every Nigerian on the occasion of yet another Democracy Day, a day set aside to celebrate th 
 
Tue, 29 May 2018
The Inter-Governmental Action Group against Money Laundering in West Africa (GIABA) has faulted some sections of the Nigeria Financial Intelligence Unit (NFIU) Bill which the National Assembly passed into law.It also said the current administrative arrangement of the NFIU as structured in the bill may still be a challenge if not well managed.The group faulted some sections of the NFIU which the National Assembly included in the bill, saying there were no measures put in the bill to check abuse b 
 
Tue, 29 May 2018
The West has demanded a credible election next year.United States, United Kingdom, the European Union and 19 others yesterday urged free, fair and inclusive process.They advised the Federal Government and the legislators to work with the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) to work on the improvement of the electoral process at least six months before the elections.They urged all political parties to maintain Nigerian and international norms and support a credible process.The positio 
 
Tue, 29 May 2018
The Joint Health Sector Union (JOHESU) on Monday said it would continue its ongoing nationwide strike until the Federal Government implement certain agreements reached between the two parties on Sept. 30, 2017.JOHESU disclosed this at a peaceful rally organised by its national body in Abuja, saying it would not be deterred by the courts injunction compelling its members to return to work.Mr Josiah Biobelemoye, National Chairman of the union said the rally was aimed at updating members with curre 


 
Tue, 29 May 2018
Kano State Governor Abdullahi Ganduje yesterday attributed the agitation by some members of the defunct new Peoples Democratic Party (nPDP) in the All Progressives Congress (APC) to corruption fighting back.He dismissed their claims that they had been marginalised in the APC.Ganduje told reporters at a news conference to mark the third anniversary of his administration, that people like Senate President Bukola Saraki and House of Representatives Speaker Yakubu Dogara should have no reason to com 
 
Tue, 29 May 2018
President Muhammadu Buhari has declared his intention to run for a second term in next years general elections. But the popularity of the 85-year old Buhari appears not to be as strong as it was, three years after he assumed power on the crest of popular yearnings for change, particularly because of the growing insecurity, as well as the tough economic situation. Deputy Political Editor RAYMOND MORDI examines how the country has fared under his administration. PRESIDENT Muhammadu Buharis electio 
 
Tue, 29 May 2018
Next years general elections is expected to be a tough one for President Muhammadu Buhari. Assistant Editor LEKE SALAUDEEN asked some Nigerians on their expectations from the President in the last lap of his tenure. WITH just one year to the end of President Muhammadu Buharis first tenure, there were mixed reactions on his performance. Some believe the government has achieved a lot in the last three years, given the battered economy it inherited from the previous administration. They commended t 
 
Tue, 29 May 2018
Governor Abiola Ajimobi ofOyo State on Monday said his administration had delivered dividends of democracy to the people of the state in the last seven years.Ajimobi, in a statement signed by his Special Adviser on Communication and Strategy, Mr Bolaji Tunji, scored his administration high in infrastructural development, security, education, agriculture and healthcare.He also said that his government had built more roads than all the previous administrations combined since the inception of the F 
 
Tue, 29 May 2018
Ondo State Governor, Oluwarotimi Akeredolu has said his administration would deliver access roads and life-changing infrastructures to uplift the state.He spoke at Molege, an agrarian community in Owo Local Government when he visited the community with some members of his cabinet to inspect the 13 Kilometres Molege Ute farm access road.Akeredolu reiterated thecommitment of his administration to opening up rural areas across the state at enhancing the socio-economic wellbeing of the people.He ex 


 
Tue, 29 May 2018
The All Progressives Congress (APC) in Ekiti State has said former President Goodluck Jonathan was not fit to demand for the conduct of a credible governorship poll onJuly 14.The party said Jonathan lacked the moral justification to advise President Muhammadu Buhari to resist the temptation to deploy instruments of coercion in favour of his party (APC) at the governorship election.It also criticized Jonathan for describing the Ado-Ekiti flyover built by Governor Ayo Fayose at the whopping cost o 
 
Tue, 29 May 2018
The Speaker,Nasarawa State House of Assembly, Ibrahim Balarabe-Abdullahi, saidPresident Muhammadu Buharistill remains the best presidential material for Nigeria in 2019 asthe countrys future is assured in his hands as well as consideringhis laudable achievements in the country.Balarabe-Abdullahi made this knownon Mondaywhile answering questions from newsmen in Lafia.The speaker lauded President Muhammadu Buhari and Gov. TankoAl-Makura over their giant developmental strides whichimpactedpositivel