NIGERIA NEWSPAPERS: TODAY’ THE NATION NEWSPAPER HEADLINES [16 JUNE, 2018].

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Ramadan: I fasted against advice Buhari
Sat, 16 Jun 2018

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PRESIDENT Muhammadu Buhari revealed yesterday that he shunned advice from concerned Nigerians who asked him not to observe this year’s Ramadan on the grounds of ill health.

He said that after skipping the 30-day fasting exercise last year because of his poor health, he felt that he was strong enough to observe it this year, and did so without skipping a day.

Addressing residents of the Federal Capital Territory (FCT) who paid him a Sallah homage at the Presidential villa, President Buhari said he had derived more health benefits from observing the fasting and refusing to follow the advice of those who asked him not to fast on health grounds.

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He said: “A lot of people told me that on health grounds, I could default. But I refused because I know the value of fasting.
“I cannot miss it once I can do it. Last year, I didn’t (fast) because I was on health vacation.

“But this year, I have done it, and I thank God because it has helped me to be much healthier and to attend to national issues.”

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The President made a fresh case for Nigerians to shun individualism and sectionalism and work towards a united nation.

He emphasised the need for all hands to be on the deck to salvage the nation.

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APC chairmanship: Why governors, party leaders are backing me Oshiomhole
Sat, 16 Jun 2018

An aspirant for the position of the National Chairman of the All Progressives Congress (APC), Comrade Adams Oshiomhole, has said that he is not a dictator as being expressed in some quarters.

Comrade Oshiomhole, who is the immediate past governor of Edo State, said that he got the support of APC governors and other party leaders across the country because they understand the type of person he is. Oshiomhole, who reiterated his loyalty to the party, said he would exercise his persuasive power and negotiating skill to resolve the crisis in the party.

The former governor, who spoke in an interview with newsmen, said the majority of the party leaders supporting his aspiration believed he would improve the fortunes of the APC. Comrade Oshiomhole said he had never exercised dictatorial powers but persuasive powers and negotiating skills. He said: “If I have prominent people from the North, prominent people from the South, East and West, it means I will be the centre. No one will say if not for my support, you would not have been there.

If you are a product of one section, then you might remain detained by that section if you feel that to return to that office, you must service that section because it is your support base. But when you have the privilege of broad support from many leaders, then no one leader will say I put you there, you must listen to me. “But let me also say that what is qualitatively different about this support is that there is no question about what is influencing this support.

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Sultan tasks politicians on national peace, unity
Sat, 16 Jun 2018

THE Sultan of Sokoto, Alhaji Sa’ad Abubakar III, yesterday urged politicians to ensure sustained peace and unity of the country.

Sultan Abubakar gave the advice in his Eid-el-Fitr message to Nigerians delivered in Sokoto.

He said that the challenges being encountered in the country were numerous and were mostly initiated by some selfish politicians.

He said: “As we are approaching the political era, it is our hope that politicians in the country will allow the peace and unity of Nigeria.
“Moreover, our youths should stay peaceful and not allow any selfish politician to use them in distracting the relative peace and unity in the country.

“Distraction of peaceful democracy in any society will only set it back in all areas of human development.”

The monarch further urged Nigerians to complement the efforts of the security agencies toward securing the country, pointing out that security is a collective responsibility.

He praised the efforts of the federal and Sokoto state governments towards restoring the lost glories of the educational and agricultural sectors, and called on Nigerians to support such efforts.

The royal father urged Muslims to reflect on, and uphold the virtues of Ramadan, which he said includes patience, perseverance and brotherliness.

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Leveraging the potential of media to end harmful practices
Sat, 16 Jun 2018
Op-ed by Jaha Dukureh, Regional UN Women Good Will Ambassador for Africa and ActivistThe turn of the century has introduced media as a means of global connectivity. Depending on who is utilizing it, media channels may be unethical sources for false news, or it can be a way for families, friends and communities to connect. Recently, media is also being used as a tool for ending harmful practices against girls and women. In recent years, two of the biggest media campaigns in the history of The Gam

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Safe water in a ceramic pot
Sat, 16 Jun 2018
One by one, the pupils of Bright Little Angel Primary School rush toward a blue and white water dispenser, colorful plastic cups in hand. The dispenser, a Purifaaya, is one of four that stand at different corners of the school. Since this primary school in Nakawuka, in the Wakiso District of Uganda, lacks a canteen, this free drinking water is essential. We emphasize the importance of drinking water because we want the pupils to get used to it, says Basajja Kirinya, the school principal.Accordin
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Electric Rain
Sat, 16 Jun 2018
She is just 15 years old, but has already designed a smart device that generates electric power from raindrops. Reyhan Jamalova, a ninth grade student at the Istek Lyceum in Baku, Azerbaijan, came up with the idea for Rainergy after her father wondered: If you can make energy from wind, why not from rainwater’Rain is one of the last unexploited energy sources in nature. When it rains, billions of liters of water can fall, which have enormous electric potential if used in the right way. We d
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BUHARI: President on the threshold of history
Sat, 16 Jun 2018
JUNE 12, 1993 evokes imagery of Nigerias barbed romance with democracy. Thus by acknowledging the date as the countrys epiphany in governance and nationalism, President Muhammadu Buhari dared to duel with discord and altered history. In the view of Nigerians, as shared by this administration, June 12, 1993 was far more symbolic of democracy in the Nigerian context than May 29 or even October 1, he said, thus declaring the date as Nigerias new Democracy Day. If politics is sculpturesque, Buharis
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Antnio Guterres: Our responsibility is to invest in people
Sat, 16 Jun 2018
For the 2018 edition of Impact Journalism Day, the UN Secretary-General examines the path towards global achievement of the Sustainable Development Goals. Identifying and sharing positive initiatives led by citizens, social entrepreneurs, governments and international organizations, gives us hope, and can help us overcome challenges and reach our global objectives together.Three years ago, world leaders unanimously adopted the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development. Negotiating this framework f
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Learning to breed wild bees
Sat, 16 Jun 2018
Having wild bees as pets might sound a little off the wall, but such is the case for Tom Strobi and Claudio Sedivy. The two biologists from Zurich are working with an environmental issue at heart: boosting the populations of these endangered pollinators.In 2011, a United Nations report set alarm bells ringing. It said that the worldwide bee population is in free fall. According to the UN, the phenomenon is due to a reduction in flowering plants, as well as the presence of pesticides and air poll

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Skate Brothers, the antivirus for gangs
Sat, 16 Jun 2018
The bike rider makes a silhouette in the air before landing on the ground and undertaking a few complicated acrobatics. You can clearly see the satisfaction on his face. He is one of many young people who, in a troubled area of Honduras, have swapped misdemeanors for sports thanks to the Skate Brothers.I do these tricks on bikes, but I am also a skater. I was on the wrong track for six years; I was looking for an adrenaline rush on the streets and found one here that doesnt put my life at risk.
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Flushing away the act of flushing
Sat, 16 Jun 2018
It was his fourth day of fasting. In 2010, Ezequiel Vedana was determined to start eating again only when he had a bright idea for a new business. Who would have thought that the toilet would provide his inspiration’The fasting period was a way for the Brazilian to seek divine inspiration for a new stage in his life. Vedana, who once owned a graphic design business, wanted to change direction. His epiphany not religious, but technological and environmentally friendly would help to save bi
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Kanu gets a dose of Russian hospitality
Sat, 16 Jun 2018
NWANKWO Kanu got a dose of Russian hospitality when his 9,000 pounds(N4million) was stolen and recovered same day by the police. The former Super Eagles captain had travelled to Russia to play a World Cup promotional game between FIFA Legends and the Russia Legends at Kaliningrad ahead the World Cup, which began Thursday.The game was organised to open the World Cup Park in the city and as a legend, the former Arsenal hotshot wouldnt let the opportunity pass him by as he joined other football gre
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Eagles, Blazers in battle of Kaliningrad
Sat, 16 Jun 2018
After all the razzmatazz associated with Super Eagles jersey and the Swag that followed their camping in Austria, take off and eventual landing in Russia, it is time to get down to business on the pitch.And so today at the Kaliningrad Stadium the Gernot Rohr tutored side will file out against their Croatian counterpart in what many have dubbed a must win encounter if the beautifully kitted Eagles are to prove that all that glitters is indeed gold.Of the five African countries in quest of glory i
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One-Forty seeks to improve lives for migrant workers in Taiwan
Sat, 16 Jun 2018
Working in a foreign country, often for weeks without a break, with no friends or knowledge of the local language this was the situation for Yani, a young woman from Indonesia living in Taiwans capital city, Taipei. Until then, she had been pursuing her fathers dream for her: a chance at a better life through education. But her fathers sudden death left Yani with no choice but to join the workforce to support her family after graduating high school. Having heard that higher salaries could be fo
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Saving Lives in Senegal through Hope
Sat, 16 Jun 2018
An interface called Hope is saving lives by offering a solution to blood shortages in Senegal. Hope is a web-based and mobile digital platform that allows blood banks and other healthcare facilities to manage blood stocks and to communicate interactively at anytime with blood donors all while raising awareness of the importance of giving blood, explained Cameroonian engineer Evelyne Ins Ntonga.She co-founded Diambars Mobiles, the startup that launched Hope, with Jean Luc Smdo of Senegal. Both ar
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Balogun undergoes late fitness test
Sat, 16 Jun 2018
Brighton & Hove new signing Leon Balogun will undergo a late fitness test to determine his availability for tonights World Cup opener against Croatia.The central defender did not take part in the teams final workout in Essentuki on Thursday morning before the trip to Kaliningrad, but manager Gernot Rohr has refused to rule him out of the game, saying hell wait until the last minute before making a decision.We have 23 players who are now very fit, Rohr said at the pre-match press conference.W
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Eagles can surprise Croatia, Argentina Ekong
Sat, 16 Jun 2018
William Ekong has said he believes the Super Eagles can upset World Cup Group D favourites Argentina and Croatia to reach the knockout rounds of the tournament.Were in one of the toughest groups and Argentina and Croatia by the names they have and on paper will be the favourites, said the Turkey-based defender.But I believe we have a good chance even if not on paper.Maybe some of these teams will underestimate us, which may work in our favour as we could surprise them. We have already done this
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Its time for reflection, says Senator Tinubu
Sat, 16 Jun 2018
Senator Oluremi Tinubu has congratulated Muslims in Lagos Central Senatorial District, Lagos State and Nigeria as a whole on the successful completion of this years Ramadan.She prayed that their acts of Ibadah will be accepted.Having had the period for reflection, recommitment and to pray for our wellbeing as a people, it is my hope that beyond this period, we will continue to pray for the security, peace and prosperity of our nation, Senator Tinubu said in a statement.She added: Also important
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Fear, lamentations as Cross Rivers groans under the weight of cult killings
Sat, 16 Jun 2018
One of the factors that stand Cross River out among other states is its peaceful atmosphere. It is widely reputed as one of the safest states in the country. But this reputation has come under threat with the growing menace of insecurity in the state, most significant of which is the scourge of clashes between different secret cults, which appears to be getting out of control.In every two to three months, the clashes rear their ugly heads, leading to many deaths between rival groups while innoce
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Pray for national peace, violence-free 2019 elections, says NLC
Sat, 16 Jun 2018
THE Nigeria Labour Congress (NLC) has called on Nigerians to intensify prayers for national peace and unity as the nation heads towards its general election next year.It also urged the people to work towards violence-free and credible elections.The congress also called on the federal government to listen to the cries of Nigerian workers and approve the demand for a new minimum wage in the spirit of the Eid-el-Fitri.In a goodwill message on the occasion of the Eid-el-Fitri yesterday, President of
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Killings: Yari hands off as Chief Security Officer
Sat, 16 Jun 2018
Governor Abdulaziz Yari of Zamfara State said yesterday he had relinquished his responsibility as chief security officer of the state as he had no control over the security machinery in the state.Yari told reporters in Talata Mafara that his decision stemmed from the seeming helplessness of the state government and the people over recurring killings in the state caused by cattle rustlers and marauders.Dozens of residents have been killed by such gunmen over the last few months during their raids
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Ambode, Akeredolu, Aregbesola, Ganduje, others preach peace, tolerance at Sallah
Sat, 16 Jun 2018
Governor Akinwunmi Ambodeof Lagos State yesterday charged Muslims across the state to keep up acts of charity with a view to fostering mutualunderstanding andunity in the country.Ambode spoke through the Secretary to the State Government (SSG), Mr. Tunji Bello, at an Eid-el-Fitr celebration held at Evan Square, Ebute Metta, Lagos.Muslims, he said, should not forget the lessons of the holy month which is the fear of God and care for the needy as they celebrate the successful conclusion of this ye
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Badagry presents N1.9bn budget
Sat, 16 Jun 2018
The Badagry Local Government has presented a total sum of N1,929,889,099.38 as its total budget for the 2018 fiscal year.The Chairman of the council, Hon. Olusegun Onilude, presented the budget tagged Budget of Hope to the people of the local government area on Thursday at the council secretariat.He said out of the total sum, the capital expenditure would gulp 27 per cent as against 73 per cent of the recurrent expenditure.This is an improvement on the last years budget in which 11 per cent was
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Ex-Ogun Rep Akinlade congratulates Muslims, urges support for Amosun
Sat, 16 Jun 2018
A former member of House of Representatives, Hon Abiodun Akinlade, has congratulated Muslims in Nigeria, especially in Ogun State, on the occasion of the 2018 Eid-el-Fitr celebration, which marks the end of the holy month of Ramadan.Akinlade, who represented Yewa South/Ipokia federal constituency in the lower chamber of National Assembly between 2003 and 2015, urged Muslims to inculcate the lessons learnt during the Ramadan fast by positively impacting on their neighbours and the larger society.
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We will empower millions of Nigerians Osinbajo
Sat, 16 Jun 2018
4,200 get loan in EdoVice President of Nigeria, Prof. Yemi Osinbajo, on Thursday said the President Muhammadu Buhari administration efforts to deal with unemployment was already paying off.Prof. Osinbajo said employments have been created through the N-Power programme and granting of soft loans to people operating very small businesses across the country.Osinbajo who spoke in Benin City at the States edition of Micro, Small and Medium-Scale Enterprise (MSME) Clinic.He disclosed that the federal
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WHAT I LIKE ABOUT NIGERIAN GUYS ETHIOPIAN BEAUTY QUEEN
Sat, 16 Jun 2018
Twenty two-year-old Ethiopian model, Misker Kassahun, won the Miss Africa Beauty Queen pageant in Lagos recently. In this interview with ADENIYI ADEWOYIN, the beauty queen who is currently studying Medicine at St. Pauls Hopital Millennium College spoke on her journey to winning the prize, what she likes about Nigerian men, among other issues. ExcerptsHOW did you get to know about this pageantry since you dont live in Nigeria’I have Nigerian friends and I heard it through them.Is this your f

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Eniola Badmus premieres Ghetto Bred in style
Sat, 16 Jun 2018
NOLLYWOOD actress and filmmaker, Eniola Badmus, on Friday, June 8 at FilmHouse Cinema, Lekki, brought friends and fans together for the premiere of her latest production, Ghetto Bred.The premiere, which was graced by a large number of Nollywood stars, kicked off with a black carpet reception which saw guests being treated to an array of drinks and small chops.Commenting on the movie, the actress turned filmmaker, who stormed the venue of the premiere in a Bentley, said that it was borne out of c
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Crystal Empire Records unveiled
Sat, 16 Jun 2018
WITH promises of bringing an international standard into record label running, Crystal Empire Music and Records (CEMR) has been launched in Nigeria.According to its management, part of its mission is to change the face of the music industry but also contribute to the success recorded in the industry so far.The CEO of Crystal Empire Music and Records Worldwide, Godwill Osazee who is also a fashion guru, said of his label: Its a thing of joy to unveil this record label and music company and Im gla
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Ed Singer joins Goldfish Records
Sat, 16 Jun 2018
US-BASED Nigerian artiste, Ed Singer has pitched his tent with an innovative record label named Goldfish Records. The artiste whose real name is Edidiong Udoidong is signed to Goldfish Records and under the imprint, two singles; Paradise and Beauty Queen.Ed says that Paradise is currently enjoying massive airplay across major radio stations. He describes it as a song about someone who is madly in love but others try to tell him that the person hes in love with is not good enough for him.Ed Singe
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LAFFMATTAZZ: Deji of Akure attends comedy show on June 12
Sat, 16 Jun 2018
ONDO, the Sunshine State was lit up recently as rave-making comedy show, Laffmattazz, delivered premium entertainment to residents of the state capital on Tuesday, June 12th.Sponsored by Maltina, the comedy show which held at D Dome, Akure witnessed the presence of important personalities like the Deji of Akure, Oba Aladetoyinbo Ogunlade, as well as A-list actors, music artistes and comedians.Guests were treated to performances by some of the countrys biggest comedians and artistes including Omo
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Nigeria, Norway to partner on film
Sat, 16 Jun 2018
NIGERIA and Norway have reaffirmed their commitment to partner for development of their film industries. Ambassador of Norway to Nigeria, Jens Petter Kjemprud, during a visit to the Headquarters of the Nigerian Film Corporation (NFC), Jos, on Wednesday, reiterated his countrys readiness, saying he was at the NFC to seek ways of collaborations for film agencies in Norway.According to him, Nigeria has a robust film industry with an employment of about 100 million practitioners. This to him, and in
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ADUNNI ADE: Giving out is not show-off
Sat, 16 Jun 2018
NOLLYWOOD actress, Adunni Ade has said that her giving out is not a show-off, reacting to critics of her gesture.The single mother of two boys who celebrated her birthday recently took to the social media to announce her gift of N50, 000 to any hardworking parent, asking her followers on Instagram to help spread the campaign.I would like to do a little something for a hardworking parent; a woman preferably, wrote Adunni Ade who came into the limelight in 2014, after returning to Nigeria to pursu
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And Olamide, fans lost Russia 2018 dream
Sat, 16 Jun 2018
THE Super Eagles anticipated victories at the ongoing World Cup in Russia may not carry the much expected pomp. This is as a result of breach in plan by rave singer, Olamide, to perform after Nigerias match.Following the last Olamide Live in Concert, #OLIC4 show at the Teslim Balogun Stadium on December 16, 2017, the management of Kwese Free Sports TV had planned to sponsor Olamide and five fans to be chosen by him to the World Cup.I was with the General Manager of Kwese Free Sports, Chichi Nwok
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Yung Blud features Oritsefemi in Won Le To remix
Sat, 16 Jun 2018
READY to impact the Nigerian music scene, Bandaki Obafemi, aka Yung blud, has teamed up with Musical Taliban, Oritsefemi for a remix of his song, Won Le To.Released as part of an EP album which has been enjoying airplay, the video of the remix was released in April.Currently signed to Chris Money Music Entertainment, Yung Blud, who sings Afro-pop appeals to lovers of Afro-beat, and hip-hop as his style of music comes with a wave of electro urban sound filled with a slow rhythmic tempo.Keen on de
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Ayade unveils theme for Carnival Calabar 2018
Sat, 16 Jun 2018
THERE are indications that the annual Calabar Festival would be repositioned and transformed into a veritable platform for African discourse.This was made known by Governor Ben Ayade of Cross Rivers State during the unveiling of the theme for the 2018 edition of the Carnival Calabar tagged Africanism.The event which held at the State Executive Chamber, Calabar, included a short video presentation on illegal mining exploitation across Africa by a few rich foreign aristocrats.Ayade expressed optim
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Nigerians have a lot to gain from efficient credit system
Sat, 16 Jun 2018
Prof. Chris Onalo is the founding Registrar/Chief Executive Institute of Credit Administration, the umbrella body for credit management professionals in the country. Onalo who clocked 61 this month recounts the story of his life growing up in the backstreet of Elele-Ibaji Kogi State vis–vis his career trajectory, vision for a new Nigeria and sundry issues.He spoke withIbrahim Apekhade Yusuf.Excerpts:How does it feel to be 61′ Taking a retrospective look back in time, do you feel accomplish
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