NIGERIA NEWSPAPERS: TODAY’S THISDAY NEWSPAPER HEADLINES [27 JUNE, 2018].

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US Condemns Middle Belt Killings, Expresses Concern over Rising Violence
Wed, 27 Jun 2018

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United States Tuesday strongly condemned last weekend’s gunmen attacks on three local governments in Plateau State, during which over 100 people, including women and children were massacred.

The condemnation came as President Muhammadu Buhari promised not to relent in his responsibility to protect the lives and property of every Nigerian even as his deputy, Prof. Yemi Osinbajo, who visited the state on Monday, lamented the killings, describing them as vicious and horrible.

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A statement by the spokesperson for the US Department of State, Ms Heather Nauert, said the perpetrators of the attacks should be brought to justice.

Reacting to the attacks, the US called on all political and community leaders to lend their voices to peace and to work together to find lasting solutions to rural conflicts.

The US said: “The United States condemns in the strongest possible terms the killing of civilians and destruction of property in Nigeria’s Middle Belt region over the weekend.

“We are concerned by the recent increase in armed violence against civilians and call on all political and community leaders to lend their voices to peace and to work together to find lasting solutions to these rural conflicts.

“We join President Muhammadu Buhari and others in sending our deepest condolences to the affected communities, and in the desire to see the perpetrators brought to justice and to prevent further violence.”

The US had always expressed concerns over the wanton killings in the country. During a recent visit to Washington, President Donald Trump had told Buhari to stem the killings of Christians in Nigeria.

But Buhari, who was in Jos Tuesday, disabused the minds of those reading religious connotations to the killings, claiming that the killings in Zamfara State were more than the number of deaths recorded in Plateau and Benue States put together.

The president, who after a closed door meeting with state government officials, security agents and traditional leaders in the state, assured Nigerians that he would not relent in his responsibility to protect the lives and property of every Nigerian.

“The killings in Zamfara State were more than the number of deaths recorded in Plateau and Benue States put together and therefore should not be seen to be a religious crisis,” Buhari said, adding: “It is my responsibility to protect the lives and property of every Nigerian and I cannot run away from it.”

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While commiserating with those that lost their loved ones, he stressed that anyone found with a weapon must be arrested and prosecuted.

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W’Bank, Others Raise $1.57bn for Grid Expansion
Wed, 27 Jun 2018

The World Bank, African Development Bank (AfDB), Japan International Cooperation Agency (JICA) and French Development Agency are among some of the multilateral donor agencies that have raised $1.57 billion for the Transmission Company of Nigeria (TCN) to expand Nigeria’s electricity grid to 20,000 megawatts (MW) within the next four years, THISDAY learnt Tuesday in Abuja.

The funds according to the Managing Director of the TCN, Mr. Usman Mohammed, were raised for the company to implement its Transmission Rehabilitation and Expansion Programme (TREP).

Mohammed said the TREP was initiated and approved by the federal government for the TCN to steadily grow, stabilise and modernise Nigeria’s transmission network so it can take more electricity from generation companies (Gencos) to distribution networks.

He disclosed this when the TCN hosted a workshop with stakeholders in the electricity industry to review its plan to procure and install brand new supervisory control and data acquisition (SCADA) and electricity management system (EMS) for the national grid.

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“We established the Transmission Rehabilitation and Expansion Programme (TREP) that seeks to expand and stabilise the grid, and provide necessary flexibility and redundancies consistent with N-1 reliability criteria.

“The objective of the TREP also is to expand the grid to about 20,000 megawatts in the next three to four years, this being done through the implementation of the TREP.

“I wish to tell you that the TREP has so far been able to raise $1.57 billion from multilateral and bilateral donors. And, this is coming from the World Bank, AfDB, JICA, and French Development Agency,” said Mohammed.

He further stated: “Discussion is ongoing also to raise more funds in the course of the implementation of this programme.”
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A Ticking Time Bomb
Wed, 27 Jun 2018
GUEST Column BY DAVID MBA The future of Nigeria looks bright as it is predicted to be the first African nation to reach $1trillion in GDP by 2030. The continent’s most populous country with its biggest economy is blessed with abundant human resources. With a current population of approximately 200 million, of which over 60% []The post A Ticking Time Bomb appeared first on THISDAYLIVE.
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Fayemi Accuses Fayose, INEC of Colluding to Rig Ekiti Poll
Wed, 27 Jun 2018
Allegations untrue, says electoral body Victor Ogunje in Ado Ekiti Former Governor of Ekiti State and All Progressives Congress(APC) governorship candidate for the July 14 election, Dr. Kayode Fayemi, has accused some top officials of the Independent National Electoral Commission(INEC) of conniving with Governor Ayodele Fayose, to rig the coming election. The former minister accused []The post Fayemi Accuses Fayose, INEC of Colluding to Rig Ekiti Poll appeared first on THISDAYLIVE.
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Crude Oil Prices Rise over Uncertainty on Libyan Crude Exports
Wed, 27 Jun 2018
Ejiofor Alike with agency reports Crude oil prices rose Tuesday on uncertainty over Libyan oil exports, although plans by the Organisation of Petroleum Exporting Countries (OPEC) to raise output continued to drag. The international benchmark crude oil, Brent increased by 0.3 per cent to $74.95 per barrel. The price of the US West Texas Intermediate []The post Crude Oil Prices Rise over Uncertainty on Libyan Crude Exports appeared first on THISDAYLIVE.
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Concerns Mount over Lack of Board for SEC
Wed, 27 Jun 2018
Goddy Egene Operators in the Nigerian capital market have continued to express dissatisfaction over the prolonged delay by the federal government in reconstituting the board of the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC), almost three years after the previous board was dissolved. The operators stressed that in order to ensure improved regulation of the market as []The post Concerns Mount over Lack of Board for SEC appeared first on THISDAYLIVE.
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APC Lacks Capacity, Experience, Says Atiku
Wed, 27 Jun 2018
Onyebuchi Ezigbo in Abuja Former Vice-President Atiku Abubakar has said the All Progressives Congress (APC) does not have the requisite experience and capacity to adequately manage the affairs of the country. Speaking in an interview with journalists after an interaction meeting with the Forum of PDP Former State Houses of Assembly Presiding Officials, Tuesday in []The post APC Lacks Capacity, Experience, Says Atiku appeared first on THISDAYLIVE.
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French President, Macron to Visit Lagos July 3
Wed, 27 Jun 2018
Oshiomhole Resumes Office, Wants Buhari to Recover $16bn Spent on Power by Obasanjo Promises to reposition APC Party denies dumping ‘change’ slogan Onyebuchi Ezigbo in Abuja The newly-elected National Chairman of the All Progressives Congress (APC), Mr. Adams Oshiomole, yesterday formally took over the mantle of leadership from Chief John Odigie-Oyegun with a charge to []The post French President, Macron to Visit Lagos July 3 appeared first on THISDAYLIVE.
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Suspected Herdsmen Kill Two Soldiers in Benue
Wed, 27 Jun 2018
An early morning ambush in Bakin-Korta, Mbadwem Council Ward of Guma Local Government area of Benue State and Keana in Nasarawa State by suspected herdsmen has led to the death of two soldiers attached to the ‘Operation Whirl Stroke’,a military operation in Benue,Nasarawa,Taraba and Zamfara The attack also left the Unit Commander of the troops []The post Suspected Herdsmen Kill Two Soldiers in Benue appeared first on THISDAYLIVE.
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2019: We Demand Transparent, Credible Polls in Rivers, Says Irish Ambassador
Wed, 27 Jun 2018
Ernest Chinwo in Port Harcourt The Ambassador of Ireland to Nigeria, Mr. Sean Hoy, has declared that he would encourage ambassadors of the European Union countries to closely monitor elections in Rivers and other Niger Delta States to promote transparent and credible polls in 2019. This is as the Rivers State Governor, Nyesom Wike, stated []The post 2019: We Demand Transparent, Credible Polls in Rivers, Says Irish Ambassador appeared first on THISDAYLIVE.
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INEC Partners Private Sector on 2019 Election
Wed, 27 Jun 2018
Shola Oyeyipo Nigeria’s electoral umpire, the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) and operators in the private sector have agreed to a partnership that would ensure credible polls in 2019. The decision was part of the outcome of yesterday stakeholders’ meeting between INEC and the organised private sector held at Eko Hotel and Suites, Victoria Island, []The post INEC Partners Private Sector on 2019 Election appeared first on THISDAYLIVE.
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AfCFTA: MAN Seeks Future Date for Effective Take-off Agreement
Wed, 27 Jun 2018
Jonathan Eze Manufacturers Association of Nigeria (MAN) has urged African Heads of States and stakeholders to relax the whole processes for the take -off of the African Continental Free Trade Area (AfCFTA) Agreement and move to a future date, the August to September 2018 deadlines for tariff concessions, services offer and further negotiations on the []The post AfCFTA: MAN Seeks Future Date for Effective Take-off Agreement appeared first on THISDAYLIVE.
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NEMA Commence Comprehensive Assessment of Bauchi Windstorm, Azare Fire Disaster
Wed, 27 Jun 2018
Kasim Sumaina in Abuja The National Emergency Management Agency on Tuesday said that, it has commenced a comprehensive assessment of the recent windstorms in Bauchi and market fire disaster in Azare to provide further supports to victims of the disasters The Director General of NEMA, Engr. Mustapha Maihaja, in a statement by the agency spokesman, []The post NEMA Commence Comprehensive Assessment of Bauchi Windstorm, Azare Fire Disaster appeared first on THISDAYLIVE.
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Middle Belt Group Calls for Suswam’s Release
Wed, 27 Jun 2018
Alex Enumah in Abuja A group under the aegis of Middle Belt Renaissance Group yesterday called on the authorities of the Department of State Service (DSS) to immediately release a former Governor of Benue State, Mr. Gabriel Suswam. Suswam was last Thursday detained by the DSS after he had reported at its headquarters in Abuja, []The post Middle Belt Group Calls for Suswam’s Release appeared first on THISDAYLIVE.
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Boko Haram: UN Provides Seedlings, Farming Tools to over 1.1m People in North-east
Wed, 27 Jun 2018
Michael Olugbode, in Maiduguri The United Nations has launched a massive distribution of seedlings and farming tools to over 1.1 million persons affected by Boko Haram crisis in the North East. The distribution, which is handled by the Food and Agricultural Organisation of the United Nations, was launched yesterday in Maiduguri, the Borno State capital. []The post Boko Haram: UN Provides Seedlings, Farming Tools to over 1.1m People in North-east appeared first on THISDAYLIVE.
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Governor Al-Makura Declares for Senate
Wed, 27 Jun 2018
Emmanuel Ukumba in Lafia Governor Umaru Tanko Al-Makura of Nasarawa State has declared his intention to contest for the seat of Nasarawa South senatorial zone in 2019 general election. The governor said he would be contesting on the platform of All Progressive Congress APC. He made the declaration at the state APC secretariat in Lafia []The post Governor Al-Makura Declares for Senate appeared first on THISDAYLIVE.
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Immigration Clears Air on Biometrics Charges
Wed, 27 Jun 2018
Chinedu Eze The Nigeria Immigration Service (NIS) said it has suspended the collection of $90 biometric Visa-On- Arrival policy it introduced about two weeks ago and could resume when it received instruction from the Ministry of Interior. THISDAY learnt from a source at the Murtala Muhammed International Airport (MMIA), Lagos, that the collection for the []The post Immigration Clears Air on Biometrics Charges appeared first on THISDAYLIVE.
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Navy Hands over 5 Smugglers, Seizes 444 Bags of Rice to Customs
Wed, 27 Jun 2018
Okon Bassey in Uyo Five suspected rice smugglers from the neighbouring Republic of Cameroon arrested by the Nigerian Navy were yesterday official handed over to Nigeria Customs Service (NCS) for further investigation and prosecution. The Commanding Officer of the Forward Operating Base (FOB), Ibaka in Mbo Local Government Area of Akwa Ibom State, Navy Captain []The post Navy Hands over 5 Smugglers, Seizes 444 Bags of Rice to Customs appeared first on THISDAYLIVE.
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Buhari Support Group asks Oshiomhole-led APC Executive to get down to Business
Wed, 27 Jun 2018
Christopher Isiguzo in Enugu The Enugu State chapter of the Buhari Support Organisation (BSO) yesterday asked the newly elected national chairman of All Progressives Congress (APC), Adams Oshiomhole, to immediately get down to business and reposition the party ahead of the 2019 elections. The organisation also asked the new leadership to carefully set up an []The post Buhari Support Group asks Oshiomhole-led APC Executive to get down to Business appeared first on THISDAYLIVE.
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Makarfi Condemns Igbeagu-Ukelle Communal Clashes
Wed, 27 Jun 2018
John Shiklam in Kaduna Former Governor of Kaduna State and one of the presidential aspirant of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), Senator Ahmed Makarfi, has condemned the communal clashes between Igbeagu and Ukelle communities of Ebonyi and Cross River States respectively. Makarfi, in a statement issued yesterday in Kaduna, said disagreements and grievances are better []The post Makarfi Condemns Igbeagu-Ukelle Communal Clashes appeared first on THISDAYLIVE.
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