NIGERIA NEWSPAPERS: TODAY’S THE NATION NEWSPAPER HEADLINES [18 AUGUST, 2018].

Read All Newspapers in one Place - Download our App for free. DOWNLOAD

Defections fallout: Tough times for Saraki, Dogara, others
Sat, 18 Aug 2018
Defectors from the All Progressives Congress (APC) to the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) are facing tough times ahead of next years polls. The euphoria that greeted the gale of defections has whittled down, leaving many of the defectors with a future that is anything but certain. The pertinent question is: what future awaits them in their new political abode, having repudiated the past’Many believe that many of the defectors, especially the returnees to the PDP, have predictable and inevita
read more…

BUY OR SELL OLD AND NEW CARS, PARTS, CAR MATERIALS AS CAR MART NG LAUNCH IN NIGERIA

N17b bond: EFCC probes Saraki, Kwara gov, AG
Sat, 18 Aug 2018
The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) is probing Senate President Bukola Saraki, Governor Abdulfatah Ahmed of Kwara State and the Accountant-General of the state over how a N17billion bond secured by the State Government was spent.The anti-graft agency suspects that part of the funds may have been diverted into private use.The bond was intended tocover13 projects and loan refinancing package during the tenures of Saraki as governor and Ahmed,his successor.The investigation is diggi
read more…

Two killed , 20 trapped in Abuja collapsed building
Sat, 18 Aug 2018
Two persons were killedand 20 others trapped after a four-storey uncompleted building collapsed unexpectedly yesterday at Jabi in Abuja.The building stoodopposite Panda Shopping Mall before it gave way at about 1.30 pm.Rescue workers were able to retrieve the corpses from the rubble a few hours after the incident yesterday.The building was affected by vibration and shrapnel during Boko Harams bombing of nearby Thisday Newspapers Office in 2012.Officials of the Federal Fire Service, National Emer
read more…

FORGOTTEN CHILDREN OF BENUE
Sat, 18 Aug 2018
Nigerias most vulnerable population is under threat as thousands of displaced children living in underserved and under-defended internally displaced persons (IDP) camps in Benue State are battling with hunger, death and malnutrition. HANNAH OJO who visited some of the camps in Benue reports.THE pains of a withering finger and the sight of a child with flaccid penis has sent Mseer Agabis mind on a rapid decline. Agabis sedentary life took a detour when she fled herdsmen attack in her home town on
read more…

Read All Newspapers in one Place - Download our App for free. DOWNLOAD

N189bn election budget: NASS keeps INEC waiting again
Sat, 18 Aug 2018
For the third time running,the National Assembly yesterday deferred its final decision on the Independent National Electoral Commissions (INECs) N189.2 billion budget proposal for the conduct of next years elections.The National Assembly joint committee yesterday put on hold further consideration on the proposal after its members failed to resolve some grey areas in the proposal.At issue were the differences in modalities between the estimates sent to the legislature by President Muhammadu Buhar
read more…

Biblical Esther is my role model Ms Nigeria United Nations
Sat, 18 Aug 2018
Ms Nigeria United Nations, Hadassah Ibinyingi Alaputa, spoke with OKORIE UGURU about her life as a beauty queen, her motivation and her desire to impact positively on the society. Excerpts:What would you say of your background’I am a beauty queen; the Ms United Nation Nigeria. I am also a make-up artist and event manager. I hail from Rivers State, Bonny to be precise. My mum is Kalabari. I am an Ijaw woman. I grew up in Port Harcourt and studied Mass Communication at the University of Scien
read more…

Tambuwal pushes luck to the edge
Sat, 18 Aug 2018
When the cat is away, they say, the mouse will play. This age-long adage appeared to find its full expression in Sokoto State penultimate week in a popularity contest between Governor Aminu Tambuwal and his estranged godfather and former governor of the state, Senator Aliyu Wamakko.Tambuwal had belled the cat when on August 1, he sought to rub in his defection from the All Progressives Congress (APC) to the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) with a massive rally in the state capital. Backed by 18 of
read more…

2019: Sarakis presidential ambition alters calculations in PDP
Sat, 18 Aug 2018
Recent hint by Senate President Bukola Saraki about the possibility of he joining the 2019 presidential race is now causing ripples in the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) to which he defected from the All Progressives Congress (APC).Saraki told Bloomberg on Tuesday that he was consulting and actively considering throwing his hat in the ring for presidency.His comment,The Nation, gathered has upset calculations in the PDP about the chances of the various presidential aspirants.Other PDP members wh
read more…

Weve seen democracy dividends, Kwara chief tells minister
Sat, 18 Aug 2018
The Baale (community leader) of Bode Saadu, Moro Local Government Area, Kwara State, Barrister Bola Yusuf, has hailed the Federal Government for reconstructing the Ilorin-Jebba Road, saying the road has opened up the area to social and economic activities.Yusuf gave the commendation in Bode Saadu, a town on the newly-constructed single carriage way, yesterday, when the Minister of Information and Culture, Alhaji Lai Mohammed, inspected the construction of the Ilorin-Jebba-Mokwa-Birnin Gwari-Kadu
read more…

Kofi Annan is dead
Sat, 18 Aug 2018
Former United Nations Secretary-General, Kofi Annan is dead.He reportedly died Saturday morning in an hospital in Switzerland.Born 8 April 1938, Annan was aGhanaiandiplomatwho served as the seventhSecretary-General of the United Nationsfrom January 1997 to December 2006. Annan and theUNwere the co-recipients of the2001 Nobel Peace Prize.He was the founder and chairman of theKofi Annan Foundation, as well as chairman ofThe Elders, an international organization founded byNelson Mandela.[3][4]Born
read more…

19 Nigerians arrested in Kenya for fraud
Sat, 18 Aug 2018
The Kenya Police on Saturday arrested nineteen Nigerians residing in Nairobi for involvement in electronic fraud, Standard newspaper of Kenya reports.The suspects were reported to have been arrested in Umoja, Kasarani and Roysambu Estates within Nairobi for engaging in electronic fraud targeting Kenyans.Director of Criminal Investigations George Kinoti said the suspects targeted Kenyans especially through the social media before they embark on lying to them.The fraudsters start by befriending yo
read more…

37,746 Nigerian pilgrims in Saudi Arabia
Sat, 18 Aug 2018
The National Hajj Commission of Nigeria (NAHCON) on Friday concluded the transportation of Nigerias pilgrims to this years Hajj with the arrival of about 190, making up 37,746 pilgrims now in Saudi Arabia.The last batch flew in to the country through a Fly Nass airline from Abuja, which conveyed five pilgrims from Kaduna State, 14 members of medical team and 171 others.The operation was conducted in 101 flights undertaken by Max Air, Fly Nass and Medview Ltd. from various locations in Nigeria,an
read more…

Uniqueness of Lagos State Education
Sat, 18 Aug 2018
DISTRICT SIX ANTHEMThe Lagos State Post Primary Teaching Service Law No 4, 2005 created six educational districts. TheDistrict Sixwhich comprises Ikeja, Mushin and Oshodi/Isolo was one of districts created with its headquarters in Ideal Nursery and Primary School, Oshodi.All districts have their anthems but the concern of this write-up is to point out the uniquecharacteristics of District Six Anthem.The two verses of the anthem with eight lines each explore the features of UNICEF quality educati
read more…

UN remembers victims of Baghdad, Abuja UN building bombings
Sat, 18 Aug 2018
Victims of the UN building bombings in Baghdad, Abuja and others cities around the world have been remembered by the United Nations to commemorate the 2018 World Humanitarian Day.Remembering 22 colleagues killed by the horrific terrorist attack on the UN headquarters in Baghdad 15 years ago,Secretary-General Antnio Guterres called on all staff to pay tribute to the fallen by continuing their mission, and going to dangerous places with the aim of making them safer.In a wreath-laying ceremony at t
read more…

Buhari ll not share money Lai Mohammed
Sat, 18 Aug 2018
Information and culture Minister Lai Mohammed says theBuhari administration is not interested in sharing money, but to provide basic needs of Nigerians.Government,according to him,is aware of complaints by some Nigerians about lack of free money, and declared that the administration prefers to invest in infrastructure that would have ripple effects on the economy than sharing money to people and political stooges like the previous administration did.Yes, people are complaining of no money and hi
read more…

Aug. 20 deadline FIFA snubs Dalung
Sat, 18 Aug 2018
Fifa has rejected a proposed meeting with the Nigeria sports minister Solomon Dalung to discuss problems in the countrys football federation (NFF).It denied the request saying its leadership, in fact, the Fifa president is indisposed during the proposed period.Footballs world governing body has given Nigeria until August 20 for Chris Giwa to vacate the NFF offices.Giwa however is showing no signs giving up on his claims to be president.His lawyer Ardzard Habilla insists Fifa cannot ban Nigeria a
read more…

Premium Times, SARS and rule of law
Sat, 18 Aug 2018
LAST Tuesday, Acting President Yemi Osinbajo directed the Inspector General of Police (IGP), Ibrahim Idris, to overhaul the structure and operations of the Special Anti-Robbery Squad (SARS), a police unit unfortunately more famous for rights abuses than success in fighting robbery and kidnapping. Just one day after, Mr Idris announced a number of measures to restructure and refocus the anti-robbery squad. The measures were of course largely cosmetic, considering that they neither go deep enough
read more…

Nigerias leadership is the missing link in Africas greatness
Sat, 18 Aug 2018
SOTA advocates for coalition of alternative political parties and aspirantsRenowned Kenyan legal scholar, Professor Patrick Lumumba, has noted that Nigeria is the missing link in Africas greatness.He made this known in his keynote speech at the Summit of The Alternatives (SOTA) held in Abuja on the 15th and 16th August, 2018.According to him, Until African politicians, and by extension, the people get its politics right, Africa cannot realize its potential.Chinua Achebe in his bookThe Trouble Wi
read more…

PDP to APC: Your resort to blackmail cant sway Nigerians
Sat, 18 Aug 2018
The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) has told the All Progressives Congress (APC) that its resort to blackmail, twisting of facts and fabrications cannot sway Nigerians from the truth of their culpability in the current impasse at the National Assembly.The PDP said Nigerians are already aware of how the APC has been frustrating the National Assembly by creating hitches, illegal impeachment processes, physical blockade of access to the parliament and besieging of the official residence of Senate Pr
read more…

Oyo to partner Lions Club to fight diabetes, paediatric cancer, others
Sat, 18 Aug 2018
Governor Abiola Ajimobi of Oyo State on Friday said his administration is ready to partner with an international service organisation, the Lions Club, in checking paediatric cancer, hunger, diabetes, vision impairment and protection of environment among others.He gave the assurance while playing host to members of the Lions Club District 404-B1 Nigeria, covering Lagos, Oyo and Ogun State who were on a courtesy call to his Agodi Government office, Ibadan.The delegates, led by the District Governo
read more…

INEC seeks partnership with stakeholders for successful, credible elections
Sat, 18 Aug 2018
The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) has appealed for partnership of election stakeholders to achieve a successful, fair and credible in the forthcoming 2019 General Elections.INECs Resident Electoral Commissioner (REC) in the state, Dr Emeka Ononamadu, made the appeal in Enugu on Friday while officially issuing the Notice of Election and commencement of electoral activities for 2019 General Elections to stakeholders.The stakeholders present at the issuing of the notice of electi
read more…

Obaseki attributes Edos progress to people-centric governance
Sat, 18 Aug 2018
The Edo State Governor, Mr Godwin Obaseki, has ordered the immediate payment of workers August salaries ahead of the Eid-el Kabircelebrations next week, noting that the progress being recorded in the state is the result of a people-centric governance model adopted by his administration.According to Obaseki, the focus of his team is the well being of Edo people and residents and not a few individuals.The payment of August salary on the 17thday of the month,the governor explained, is the result of
read more…

Top celebs embrace the pop kembe fashion
Sat, 18 Aug 2018
WHEN filmmaker, Kunle Afolayan started the idea of a traditional wear called kembe, it was to further boost his portfolio as a promoter of tradition. Somehow, the initiative appears to have wowed the filmmaker who is currently pressed with demand for the product by fellow celebrities, socialites and politicians who have found the simple-styled fashion as refreshing leisure attire.Have you delivered Ali Babas order’ He was heard asking one of his subordinates when The Nation called his phone
read more…

TOYIN ABRAHAM: IN LOVE WITH MY FLAWS
Sat, 18 Aug 2018
SINCE you started your own film production, everything you touched has turned to gold. What is the magic'(Laughs) I wish I could say theres a magic to it all but honestly the accolades go to God and hard work. The hard work is not just from myself but from the cast, the crew and everyone involved in the production. Often times it gets overwhelming, you question your ability to pull it through but at the end of the day, you realise that you are not in it alone and you are surrounded with peo
read more…

My plans to curb plastic pollution, says Beauty Queen
Sat, 18 Aug 2018
AS plastic pollution continues to be one of the menaces of environment, beauty queen, Miller Chinonso Cherrie, who is the current Face of Port Harcourt City, has launched a program to address the menace.Called the Early Recyclers program, it is her pet project which she kicked off in June.According to the 21 year old computer science graduate of Covenant University, Ota, Ogun State, is targeted at primary school pupils because they are young and still easy to educate.I started the Early Recycler
read more…

What is actress Funke Adesiyan ready for in 2019
Sat, 18 Aug 2018
2019 I am ready. Are you’ #Ibadan #OyoState #Nigeria, thus popular actress, Funke Adesiyan captioned her post on Instagram.Although many are insinuating that the actress, who contested for a seat in the Oyo State House of Assembly on the platform of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in 2015, aspiring to represent Ibadan South East State Constituency, is planning to contest again, but the thespian did not expressly say this.Her Instagram post on Thursday appears to be the buzz about the act
read more…

BBNs Ifu Ennada, De Don to host Legends Real Deal Experience
Sat, 18 Aug 2018
FORMER Big Brother Niajas housemate, Ifu Ennada is already making waves as compere, one of the skills she displayed while on the reality show.On the 25th of this month, she joins comedian De Don as co-host of Legend Extra Stouts Real Deal Experience, as the show returns to Lagos, and to holdat Abesan mini stadium, Abesan Estate, Ipaja.The show, Legends flagship consumer engagement activity, is an initiative that has spanned several years and visited major cities and towns across Nigeria. It is p
read more…

WIZKID, DAVIDO toast of fans in Cotonou this weekend
Sat, 18 Aug 2018
A concert at which two of Nigerias biggest artistes, Wizkid and Davido will be performing in Cotonou, Benin Republic is not by some private event planners, but one put together by French speaking countrys Ministry of Tourism, Culture and Sports. This explains how, even the government of another country recognizes the prowess of the Nigerian artistes.The two leading acts will be the toast of their francophone fans at a three-day festival at the Fidjross Beach of Cotonou, an event which started ye
read more…

MY REAL AGE: filmmaker aspiring to be president confesses
Sat, 18 Aug 2018
A popular maxim says, if you dont want an x-ray of your personal life displayed in the public domain, dont seek a political office, because your shortcomings will be ready tools in the hands of the opposition.Filmmaker Eunice Atuejide, a presidential aspirant of the National Interest Party (NIP) is well aware of questions that may pop up for her, and as the opportunity comes, she is quick to clear the air on possible grey areas.Last week, it was about her planned vacation with the children to th
read more…

MOKALIK: NEW FILM BY AFOLAYAN AND ALL IT STANDS FOR
Sat, 18 Aug 2018
AFTER what seems like a brief hiatus from commercial filmmaking, filmmaker Kunle Afolayan is about dusting his cameras again. This is contrary to recent declaration by the entertainer that he was giving personal film production a break, while decrying how difficult it is, recouping investment in the motion picture business.But coming off that boast, one can understand how difficult it is to shun a burning passion for long. This one is not a huge budget movie, he declared, talking about Mokalik (
read more…

A Sneak Preview into Mokalik
Sat, 18 Aug 2018
HERE is a coming-of-age, passage-of-rites drama surrounding an 11-year-old boy from the middle-class suburbs who spends the day as a lowly apprentice at a mechanic workshop in order to view life from the other side of the tracks.From the moment a melancholic 11-year old boy, Jaiye, is dropped off at the mechanic workshop in the morning by his father, Ogidan, it is obvious he doesnt want to be there. Ogidan hands the grumpy Jaiye over to the local Chairman, then leaves. Jaiye stands out like a so
read more…

FBNQuest Merchant Bank gets Agusto & co A rating
Sat, 18 Aug 2018
FBNQuest Merchant Bank has been assigned A rating by Agusto & Co. Limited.A statement made available to The Nation and published on the website of the rating agency, explains that the rating recognises FBNQuest MBs good capitalisation and good profitability during the period, supported by its acceptable asset quality, investment banking expertise and trading activities.Read Also:FBNQuest Merchant Bank leads listing of Notore Plc on Stock ExchangeThe statement further said; The rating assigne
read more…