NIGERIA NEWSPAPERS: TODAY’S THISDAY NEWSPAPER HEADLINES [20 AUGUST, 2018].

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Tinubu: Uncertainty over Automatic Ticket Made Saraki, Tambuwal to Leave APC
Mon, 20 Aug 2018
By Gboyega Akinsanmi The All Progressives Congress (APC) National Leader, Senator Bola Tinubu, has stated that the Senate President, Dr. Bukola Saraki, and the Sokoto State Governor, Mr. Aminu Waziri Tambuwal, among others, left the APC because the ruling party could not offer them automatic tickets. He said in Lagos that the defectors wanted automatic []The post Tinubu: Uncertainty over Automatic Ticket Made Saraki, Tambuwal to Leave APC appeared first on THISDAYLIVE.
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Akwa Ibom Sues EFCC, three others for N50bn over Freezing of Account
Mon, 20 Aug 2018
By Okon Bassey in Uyo Akwa Ibom State Government has dragged the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) to court, demanding N50 billion as damages over recent freezing of the states accounts. Joined in the suit with reference No: FHC/UY/CS/137/18 as co-defendants are the Attorney General of the Federation, Zenith Bank Plc, Skye Bank Plc []The post Akwa Ibom Sues EFCC, three others for N50bn over Freezing of Account appeared first on THISDAYLIVE.
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Presidency Explains Delay in Submitting INEC Budget
Mon, 20 Aug 2018
It’s an afterthought, says Saraki’s aide By Deji Elumoye and Omololu Ogunmade in Abuja The Presidency last night blamed the delay in submitting the supplementary budget, containing the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) estimates for the 2019 general election, to the National Assembly on the late passage of the 2018 budget by the federal legislature. []The post Presidency Explains Delay in Submitting INEC Budget appeared first on THISDAYLIVE.
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Stakeholders Oppose Stock Exchange Boss’ Foundation
Mon, 20 Aug 2018
By Obinna Chima and Goddy Egene Some financial market experts and shareholders of quoted companies have expressed concerns over a foundation that was recently set up by the Chief Executive Officer of the Nigerian Stock Exchange (NSE), Mr. Oscar Onyema. Specifically, they raised concerns of corporate governance and a possible conflict of interest. In fact, []The post Stakeholders Oppose Stock Exchange Boss’ Foundation appeared first on THISDAYLIVE.
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KOFI ANNAN: A MEASURE OF A MAN
Mon, 20 Aug 2018
GUEST COLUMNIST By Matthew Hassan KUKAH A measure of a man is not determined By his show of outward strength, Or the volume of his voice, Or the thunder of his actions Or of his intellect or academic abilities It is seen rather in the measure of the love he has For his family and []The post KOFI ANNAN: A MEASURE OF A MAN appeared first on THISDAYLIVE.
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Ganduje Dares Kwankwaso to Visit Kano
Mon, 20 Aug 2018
Kano State Governor, Dr Abdullahi Ganduje, has dared Senator Rabiu Musa Kwankwaso to enter the state for his presidential campaign if he thinks he is popular among the people. Speaking at an event yesterday for the launch of a Money Transfer initiative, where 6,600 women drawn from the 44 local governments of the state were []The post Ganduje Dares Kwankwaso to Visit Kano appeared first on THISDAYLIVE.
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Deputy House Speaker Decries Alienation of APC Members
Mon, 20 Aug 2018
By Yinka Kolawole in Osogbo The Deputy Speaker of the House of Representatives, Hon. Lasun Yussuff, has expressed concern over alleged alienation of some members of the All Progressives Congress (APC). He disclosed that many of those that are being allegedly alienated are grassroots politicians, many of who have made sacrifice for the party. Yussuff []The post Deputy House Speaker Decries Alienation of APC Members appeared first on THISDAYLIVE.
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Frank Alleges Fresh Plan to Arrest Obasanjo, Saraki, Atiku, Others
Mon, 20 Aug 2018
By Onyebuchi Ezigbo in Abuja Former Deputy National Publicity Secretary of the All Progressives Congress (APC), Timi Frank, has raised fresh allegations over alleged plot to arrest former President Olusegun Obasanjo; former Vice President Atiku Abubakar, Senate President Bukola Saraki, among others. Frank, who raised the concern in a statement issued yesterday in Abuja, accused []The post Frank Alleges Fresh Plan to Arrest Obasanjo, Saraki, Atiku, Others appeared first on THISDAYLIVE.
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Nigeria Wasted $1tn Earned in Oil Booms, Says Report
Mon, 20 Aug 2018
By Iyobosa Uwugiaren and Chineme Okafor in Abuja But for the recurring wastefulness of federal government, the country could have used about $1 trillion it earned from its production and sale of crude oil in five different oil booms to develop and diversify its economic base, a report titled ”Stabilising Nigeria’s Volatile Economy”, has disclosed. []The post Nigeria Wasted $1tn Earned in Oil Booms, Says Report appeared first on THISDAYLIVE.
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Ban Unemployed Nigerians from Travelling to Saudi Arabia, Envoys Urge FG
Mon, 20 Aug 2018
Nigeria’s Ambassador to Saudi Arabia, Muhammadu Modibbo, has urged the federal government to ban unemployed Nigerians from travelling to the Kingdom in search of jobs in order to save Nigeria’s image. Modibbo made the appeal in an interview with the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) in Makkah, Saudi Arabia. ‘I have sent a letter through []The post Ban Unemployed Nigerians from Travelling to Saudi Arabia, Envoys Urge FG appeared first on THISDAYLIVE.
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INEC: Why We Suspended Rivers By-election
Mon, 20 Aug 2018
We’ve confirmed police collusion with APC, says Wike ‘PDP sponsored violence, rigging, ruling party alleges By Ernest Chinwo in Port Harcourt and Onyebuchi Ezigbo in Abuja The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) has said it suspended the by-elections of the Port Harcourt state constituency III because of widespread violence and electoral fraud allegedly aided []The post INEC: Why We Suspended Rivers By-election appeared first on THISDAYLIVE.
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ACF Urges Govt to Boost Economy, Tackle Hardship
Mon, 20 Aug 2018
By John Shiklam in Kaduna The Arewa Consultative Forum (ACF) has urged governments at all levels to initiate programmes and policies to boost the economy and reduce the current economic hardship that tends to stoke security challenges across the country. In its Eid-el-Kabir message yesterday in Kaduna, the forum appealed to the federal government to []The post ACF Urges Govt to Boost Economy, Tackle Hardship appeared first on THISDAYLIVE.
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Gencos Give Six Conditions to Avoid Operational Shutdown
Mon, 20 Aug 2018
Discos kick against TCNs management of N72bn Urge FG to tackle transmission challenges By Ejiofor Alike in Lagos and Chineme Okafor in Abuja Power generation companies (Gencos) in Nigeria have listed six conditions that must be met by the federal government or they shut down their operations. This is coming as the distribution companies (Discos) []The post Gencos Give Six Conditions to Avoid Operational Shutdown appeared first on THISDAYLIVE.
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Despite Assurances, Ajimobi Pulls Down Ayefele’s Radio Station
Mon, 20 Aug 2018
By Ademola Babalola in Ibadan Twenty-four hours after he hosted ace musician and CEO of Fresh FM Ibadan, Oyo State, Mr. Yinka Ayefele, at the Government House, the state Governor, Senator Abiola Ajimobis men in the early hours of yesterday moved in bulldozers and pulled down a section of the station to the chagrin of []The post Despite Assurances, Ajimobi Pulls Down Ayefele’s Radio Station appeared first on THISDAYLIVE.
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Lagos to Close Third Mainland Bridge for Four Days
Mon, 20 Aug 2018
By Emmanuella Igwe The Lagos State Government has said the Third Mainland Bridge would be temporarily shut down for four days starting from midnight of August 23 to midnight of August 26, 2018, for Investigative Maintenance Test to be carried out. The state Commissioner for Works and Infrastructure, Mr Ade Akinsanya, who disclosed this in []The post Lagos to Close Third Mainland Bridge for Four Days appeared first on THISDAYLIVE.
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Falana Urges Buhari to Sign New Electoral Bill
Mon, 20 Aug 2018
By Martins Ifijeh Human rights lawyer and Senior Advocate of Nigeria (SAN), Mr. Femi Falana, has asked President Muhammadu Buhari to sign the new Electoral Act Amendment Bill into law. He said the bill should be signed now to avoid altering the arrangements for 2019 elections in accordance with the ECOWAS protocol on democracy and []The post Falana Urges Buhari to Sign New Electoral Bill appeared first on THISDAYLIVE.
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Ekiti LG Workers Begin StrikeThursday
Mon, 20 Aug 2018
By Victor Ogunje in Ado Ekiti Irked by Ekiti State Governor, Ayo Fayose’s alleged lukewarm attitude towards the payment of arrears of their salaries, local government workers in the state are proceeding on an indefinite strike. Acting under the aegis of the Ekiti State Council of the Nigeria Union of Local Government Employees (NULGE), the []The post Ekiti LG Workers Begin StrikeThursday appeared first on THISDAYLIVE.
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Nigeria’s Education System Deficient, Says Dogara
Mon, 20 Aug 2018
Alakija: How l conquered my challenges By Onyebuchi Ezigbo in Abuja The Speaker of the House of Representatives, Rt. Hon. Yakubu Dogara, has said the prevailing education system in Nigeria has not enabled the youths to discover their talents and effectively deploy such to their advantage. He stated that overhauling the curriculum would be []The post Nigeria’s Education System Deficient, Says Dogara appeared first on THISDAYLIVE.
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Omokri Berates Fashola
Mon, 20 Aug 2018
Former aide to former President Goodluck Jonathan, Mr. Reno Omokri, has urged the Minister of Power, Works and Housing, Babatunde Fashola, to stop spreading falsehood about the former president and instead focus on how to provide power to Nigerians. In a statement sent to THISDAY yesterday, Omokri said Fashola, should be preoccupied with salvaging the []The post Omokri Berates Fashola appeared first on THISDAYLIVE.
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Akpabio Hails Ugwuanyi on Peace, Good Governance
Mon, 20 Aug 2018
By Emmanuella Igwe The immediate past governor of Awka Ibom State and the Senator representing Ikot Ekpene Senatorial District in the National Assembly, Senator Godswill Akpabio has expressed delight with the relationship between Governor Ifeanyi Ugwuanyi of Enugu State and his predecessor Sullivan Chime, hailing the governor for peace and good governance in the state. []The post Akpabio Hails Ugwuanyi on Peace, Good Governance appeared first on THISDAYLIVE.
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IPOB Alleges Arrest of Women Demanding Kanu’s Release
Mon, 20 Aug 2018
By David-Chyddy Eleke in Awka The Indigenous People of Biafra, IPOB have alleged that an undisclosed number of women members of the group in Owerri, Imo State were arrested yesterday. The group said the women were arrested when they staged a peaceful protest to demand the release of its leader, Nnamdi Kanu. The group in []The post IPOB Alleges Arrest of Women Demanding Kanu’s Release appeared first on THISDAYLIVE.
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We Have Spent over N17bn Tackling Insecurity, Says Zamfara SSG
Mon, 20 Aug 2018
As NBA tasks FG on adequate funding By Alex Enumah in Abuja The Secretary to the Government of Zamfara State (SSG), Prof. Muhammad Shinkafi, has disclosed that the state government had spent over N17billion in its quest at finding lasting solution to the lingering insecurity that has been ravaging the state recently. He said []The post We Have Spent over N17bn Tackling Insecurity, Says Zamfara SSG appeared first on THISDAYLIVE.
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315,000 PVC Yet To Be Claimed in Kwara, Says REC
Mon, 20 Aug 2018
By Hammed Shittu in Ilorin The Kwara State Resident Electoral Commissioner (REC) of the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC), Alhaji Garbage Madami, at the weekend said a total number of 315,000 permanent voters cards (PVCs) are yet to be claimed by registered voters since 2015 till date in the state. Malami disclosed this in Ilorin []The post 315,000 PVC Yet To Be Claimed in Kwara, Says REC appeared first on THISDAYLIVE.
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Adams Cautions Candidates in Osun Governorship Poll
Mon, 20 Aug 2018
By Yinka Kolawole in Osogbo The Aare OnaKakanfo, Gani Adams, has highlighted the need for all stakeholders in Osun State to play by the rules in the forthcoming governorship election as part of the ways to sustain peace in the South-west region of Nigeria. Adams, who paid a courtesy call on the candidate of the []The post Adams Cautions Candidates in Osun Governorship Poll appeared first on THISDAYLIVE.
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Osoba Urges National Assembly to Reconvene
Mon, 20 Aug 2018
By Shola Oyeyipo Former Ogun State governor and Chairman, Constitution Drafting Committee (CDC) of the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC), Olusegun Osoba, has called on members of the National Assembly to quickly reconvene to ratify the budget of the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) and conclude work on the amendments to the electoral Act. The []The post Osoba Urges National Assembly to Reconvene appeared first on THISDAYLIVE.
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