NIGERIA NEWSPAPERS: TODAY'S THE GUARDIAN NEWSPAPER HEADLINES [11 MAY, 2018].


Below are the headlines found on The Guardian Online Newspaper for today, Friday, 11 May, 2018.

Fri, 11 May 2018
Former President Olusegun Obasanjo’s Coalition for Nigeria Movement (CNM) has adopted African Democratic Congress (ADC) as the political platform to be deployed to unseat President Muhammadu Buhari in the 2019 general elections.Obasanjo on January 23, this year, had launched CNM with a scathing criticism of the current administration’s performance.

At a press conference in Abeokuta, Ogun State, yesterday, he said: “The leadership of the movement, after detailed consultations, bearing in mind the orientation, policies and direction of the movement, agreed to adopt ADC.”He said: “In line with my clear position, which I have often repeated, the first phase of my job is done. I will not be a member of the party but pledge to keep alive and active on Nigerian and African issues and interests, and offer advice to any individual for the unity and development of the country.

“The grassroots involvement, which CNM has advocated, must be maintained consistently. Inclusiveness must take care of over 25 million Nigerians living with disabilities, so that they make meaningful contributions to societal discourse and development.”


On polls, he noted: “Primary elections should cease to be by delegates but by all card-carrying and financial members of the party within their constituencies.” He also advised the Senate to rid itself of corruption and make legislations relevant to the country’s economic and social reality. “It must make laws to amend the constitution to have one electoral body for all elections in the country,” he said.

According to Obasanjo, “If we get the platform right, we will get the system right, particularly in running the government, which should be participatory and all- encompassing, not exclusive or discriminatory, but talent-hungry and talent- targeting for the good of the country.”He said: “Governance must not be myopic, restrictive and limited to circle of tribe, friends and blood relations, but transparent, open-minded and accommodating, seeking the best where the best can be found to achieve the best for the country.

“In all situations, let us stand for good leadership, good governance, all-round development and enduring and authentic value within our culture. If we get it right, our demography will be an asset and not a liability or indeed a disaster.” He warned: “No former political party, movement, social or cultural organisation should claim sole ownership of the renewed ADC. In name, it is relatively old, but in establishment, organisation, membership, policies, programmes, orientation and focus, it is new. If this is not understood, accepted by all, and made the foundation and pillar of the political party, it will be starting on a very shaky foundation and will soon fall.”

Fri, 11 May 2018
The Nigeria Police Force has said it will mount a legal challenge against the Senate’s declaration that the Inspector General of Police Ibrahim Idris is an “enemy of democracy, unfit to hold any public office within and outside Nigeria.”The Senate had made the pronouncement onWednesday, following its third failed attempt at making the police boss appear and answer questions on the nation’s security and alleged maltreatment of Senator Dino Melaye by law officers.

In a Channels Television programme, yesterday, Commissioner of Police (Legal), Force Headquarters, Mr. David Igbodo, said: “We are going to challenge it. We want the court to interpret whether each time the IGP is invited to appear before the National Assembly, he must appear in person.”But the Senate has accused Idris of trying to mislead the public on the declaration.

Its spokesperson, Senator Sabi Aliyu Abdullahi (APC, Niger North), said the IGP should stop providing irrelevant facts to back his refusal to obey Senate’s invitations, which according to him were in respect of killings across the country and not about the arrest of Melaye.“Let it be known that the IGP, by trying to reduce the reason for his invitation to the arrest of Senator Dino Melaye, is simply holding on to a straw. The courts are already handling the related cases. Our main concern is the security crisis across the country where people are being killed in scores on a daily basis,” Abdullahi said yesterday.


He added: “The IGP definitely should not have any problem with an invitation to tell the Senate what he and his men are doing to stop the killings as well as their challenges and needs. Any public officer who plans to place himself above an arm of government obviously is not fit to remain in office. Mr. Idris is only afraid of his shadows by alleging witch-hunt when he is called to account for the performance of the duties of his organisation.” 

Fri, 11 May 2018
Former Governor of Edo State, Adams Oshiomhole, has formally declared his interest to vie for the chairmanship of the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC) in the party's national convention billed to hold on June 23 this year. 

Fri, 11 May 2018
Ethiopian Airlines (ET), and Air Cte d'Ivoire, the national flag carrier of Cte d'Ivoire, have entered into a codeshare agreement on the United States route. Under the new codeshare partnership, passengers originating from West African countries, especially from Lagos... 

Fri, 11 May 2018
An ointment made from curry powder could boost the sex drive of men and spell the end of embarrassing erection problems.The new cream developed by scientists contains curcumin ' a chemical found in turmeric that gives curry its yellowish look. 

Fri, 11 May 2018
Former Director General of Nigeria Television Authority (NTA), Dr. Tonnie Iredia, has called on the Nigerian media to return to its agenda-setting role of being the watchdog of the society, by shunning all political agenda. He also charged the media not to be the megaphone of politicians who merely mouth platitudes.... 

Fri, 11 May 2018
The Nigeria Extractive Industries Transparency Initiative (NEITI) has cautioned the three levels of government against unbridled spending following the steady rise in the price of crude oil.The Agency, in the latest edition of its quarterly review released in Abuja yesterday.... 

Fri, 11 May 2018
Former President Olusegun Obasanjo's Coalition for Nigeria Movement (CNM) has adopted African Democratic Congress (ADC) as the political platform to be deployed to unseat President Muhammadu Buhari in the 2019 general elections.Obasanjo on January 23, this year.... 

Fri, 11 May 2018
Nigerian Communications Commission (NCC) has renewed its commitment to deploy telecom infrastructure and access to all parts of the country, according to Prof. Umar Danbatta, executive vice chairman/CEO of the commission. 

Fri, 11 May 2018
The Minister of Finance, Mrs. Kemi Adeosun, has disclosed that the Federal Government would mobilise more revenues to drive its growth plan for the economy.The Minister made this known in Abuja at a meeting with a World Bank Mission of 10 Executive Directors led by Patrizio Pagano... 

Fri, 11 May 2018
Lucasfilm brought the biggest party in the galaxy to Hollywood on Thursday as rapt devotees gathered under the Millennium Falcon for the world premiere of the latest "Star Wars" spin-off. 

Fri, 11 May 2018
Gbenga Adebayo, Chairman, Association of Telecommunications Operators of Nigeria (ALTON)Telecommunications operators in Nigeria recently called for licensing and regulation of over-the-top services such as YouTube, Facebook, Twitter and WhatsApp Messenger to generate more money for the country. 

Fri, 11 May 2018
The Ebonyi State government has explained why the government stopped popular musician, Chinedu Okoye, popularly known as Flavour, from performing at a show in Abakaliki on Sunday. 

Fri, 11 May 2018
Following the outbreak of Ebola in the Democratic Republic of Congo, the Federal government has activated surveillance activities cross the country to detect and prevent any outbreak of the disease.To this end, letters of alert have been sent to all states to enhance surveillance activities and an advisory note for the general public. 

Fri, 11 May 2018
Real Madrid beating Liverpool in the Champions League final 'will be a piece of cake', the Spanish club's honorary president has declared.Francisco Gento, who won the European Cup six times with Real in the 1950s and 60s before becoming a clubambassador, is looking forward to the Kiev showpiece on May 26. 

Fri, 11 May 2018
The Ijaw Youth Council (IYC) Worldwide, has threatened to shut down all oil wells in the Niger Delta if the Federal Government continues with the prosecution of Niger Delta indigenes in the Malabu oil deal. 

Fri, 11 May 2018
A Federal High Court in Ibadan yesterday struck out a suit seeking to stop the Oyo State Independent Electoral Commission (OYSIEC) from conducting council polls.The suit filed by some concerned persons in Eruwa area of the state is challenging the OYSIEC and others, from conducting elections into the newly created wards in the state. 

Fri, 11 May 2018
In one of the most iconic lines in cinema, Michael Corleone bemoans, 'Just when I think I'm out, they pull me back in!' Just when you think you've said all there is to say about the Honourable Minister of Sport, Solomon Dalung, he goes and does something entirely incomprehensible. 

Fri, 11 May 2018
Equity transactions on the trading floor of the Nigerian Stock Exchange (NSE), sustained sliding profile yesterday, even as more highly capitalised stocks recorded price depreciation, causing investors' wealth to depreciate by N94billion in four trading days. 

Fri, 11 May 2018
The Kogi State Chief Judge, Nasiru Ajana, has fixed May 16 for ruling on the bail application brought by the senator representing Kogi west senatorial district, Dino Melaye. The presiding judgefixed the date after listening to arguments from his counsel, Mike Ozekhome (SAN) and the prosecution, Alex Iziyon (SAN). 
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