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NIGERIA NEWSPAPERS: TODAY’S THE NATION NEWSPAPER HEADLINES [9TH AUGUST, 2018].

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Presidency: PDP aspirants cant defeat Buhari in 2019
Thu, 09 Aug 2018

Acting President Yemi Osinbajo is sure that President Muhammadu Buhari will defeat other presidential candidates next year to continue his administration’s change agenda.

Prof. Osinbajo spoke yesterday at the Township Stadium in Ikot Ekpene, Akwa Ibom State, while receiving Senator Godswill Akpabio, who defected from the main opposition Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) to the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC).

The Acting President, who was represented by the Secretary to the Government of the Federation (SGF), Boss Mustapha; declared that treasury looters would no longer be allowed to return to power.

At the rally witnessed by a mammoth crowd of APC members and supporters of the ruling party were Asiwaju Bola Tinubu; National Chairman Adams Oshiomhole; Senate Leader Ahmed Lawan, who led over 35 senators to the event, Edo State Governor Godwin Obaseki; the Niger Delta Development Commission (NDDC) Managing Director Nsima Ekere, a governorship aspirant in Akwa Ibom state; and Senior Special Assistant to the President on National Assembly Matters (Senate) Senator Ita Enang, among other leaders of APC.

Many members of the National Assembly, Akwa Ibom House of Assembly, State Working Committee (SWC) of PDP, former commissioners in the state and many elders of PDP across the three senatorial districts of Akwa Ibom State joined Akpabio in the APC.

Oshiomhole also announced the former governor of Akwa Ibom State (Akpabio) as the new leader of APC in the state.

The teeming members of APC and their supporters started arriving at the stadium from 7 a.m., for the event slated for 10 a.m. It kicked off over four hours behind schedule, with Akpabio arriving at the stadium, in company with his wife, Ekaete, at 2:20 p.m. Other leaders of the party arrived later.

Just as the rally was going on at the township stadium, PDP stakeholders in Akwa Ibom Northwest Senatorial District kicked against the defection.

Addressing PDP supporters yesterday in Ikot Ekpene, the PDP’s political leader of the senatorial district, Senator Emmanuel Ibok-essien, claimed that Akpabio did not consult them before taking the decision to dump the PDP for APC.

Ibok-essien, who was the Deputy Director-General of Akpabio’s 2015 senatorial campaign organisation, stated that people of the area would not support Akpabio’s re-election into the Senate in 2019, calling on the people of the senatorial district and the state to support the re-election of Governor Udom Emmanuel and other PDP candidates in next year’s elections.

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No rift in govt over Dauras sack
Thu, 09 Aug 2018
Speculations that former Department of State Services (DSS) chief Lawal Dauras sack caused a division in the Presidency were debunked yesterday.The Presidents Special Adviser on Media and Publicity, Femi Adesina, who fielded questions from journalists during the post-FEC briefing at the Villa, said the Presidency is one and Acting President Yemi Osinbajo has the power of the president.He pointed out that President Muhammadu Buhari has duly transmitted power to the Acting President before embarki
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Eight held as Customs seizes codeine syrup, others
Thu, 09 Aug 2018
GOODS worth over N2 billion were impounded by Nigeria Customs Service (NCS) between July 25 and August 7, Area Controller, Federal Operations Unit (FOU), Zone A, Mohammed Uba, said yesterday.He told reporters at the units Ikeja, Lagos command, that 17 assorted vehicles were also seized.Eight suspects, the outgoing controller said, were arrested.The unit seized 17 posh vehicles with Duty Paid Value (DPV) of N384 million.Among the vehicles is a MAN diesel truck, registered as XB 286 BEN, carrying
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National Assembly to reconvene for INECs budget
Thu, 09 Aug 2018
The leadership of the two chambers of the National Assembly may have resolved to reconvene the feral legislature next week, to consider the N242 billion budget proposal for the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) for the conduct of the 2019 general elections.This was disclosed on Wednesday by the chairman of the INEC, Prof Mahmood Yakubu shortly after a closed door meeting with the leadership of the two chambers of the federal legislature.Speaking earlier at the opening session of t
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Freezing of Benue govt account unconstitutional, says Yari
Thu, 09 Aug 2018
Zamfara State Governor Abdulaziz Yari yestedday said freezing of Benue State government accounts by the the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) is an attempt to shut down the state.Yari, Chairman of the Nigerian Governors Forum (NGF), also described the EFCC action as unconstitutional.He spoke with State House correspondents after a meeting the Acting President Yemi Osinbajo at the Presidential Villa.He urged the Federal Government not to allow security agencies to become lawless.He
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Tinubu attacks Obasanjo on letters
Thu, 09 Aug 2018
All Progressives Congress (APC) stalwart Asiwaju Bola Tinubu alleged yesterday attacked former President Olusegun Obasanjo for campaigning against President Muhammadu Buharis re-election.He said Obasanjo was part of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) that ran Nigeria for 16 years without result.Tinubu spoke yesterday in Ikot-Ekpene, Akwa Ibom State where Senator Godswill Akpabio formally joined the APC.He said: APC believes in investing in the people. We are giving priority to education, infrast
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Why I defected to APC, by Akpabio
Thu, 09 Aug 2018
Former Senate Minority Leader Godswill Akpabio said yesterday he joined the All Progressives Congress (APC) in the national interest and because President Muhammadu Buhari is a man of integrity and a nationalist.The 55-year-old former Akwa Ibom State governor gave other reasons why he joined the ruling party as the need to put all hands on the deck to salvage the situation in the country and not to aggravate it, adding that the country is at war and everyone should put heads together. I decided
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N15.3b debt stalling 9mobile
Thu, 09 Aug 2018
The Nigerian Communications Commission (NCC) yesterday said a debt of N15.3billion owed the regulator by 9mobile is part of the reasons the process of selling the telco has not been concluded.Its Executive Vice-Chairman/CEO, Prof Umar Garba Danbatta, who spoke during an interactive session with Information Communication Technology (ICT) editors at the Commssions headquarters in Abuja, said the cash must be paid for the Commission to discharge its responsibilities to the Federal Government as wel
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Saraki: promoters of siege on National Assembly are cowards
Thu, 09 Aug 2018
Senate President Bukola Saraki and House of Representatives Speaker Yakubu Dogara yesterday described Tuesdays siege to the National Assembly as an act of cowardiceThey insisted there was a plot to impeach Saraki and Deputy Senate President Ike Ekweremadu, in a joint statement read by Saraki at a news conference in Abuja. Department of State Services (DSS) operatives on Tuesday barricaded the National Assembly gate.The Senate President noted that the siege was part of the manifestation of a gove
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Akpabios defection and future of Akwa Ibom PDP
Thu, 09 Aug 2018
Will the defection of former Senate Minority Leader Godswill Akpabio from the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) to the All Progressives Congress (APC) alter political calculations in Akwa Ibom State ahead of next years election’ Group Political Editor EMMANUEL OLADESU examines the implications of the defection for APC and PDP in the Southsouth state.The gathering was huge. Never in the history of Ikot-Ekpene has any Akwa Ibom State politician pulled such a crowd. Indeed, it was an uncommon ral
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Council seeks collaboration with private sector
Thu, 09 Aug 2018
Ejigbo Local Council Development Area (LCDA) Chairman, Monsuru Bello has promised to support business operators in succeed.At the moiden Ejigbo Summit, Bello said there was an urgent need to create an enabling environment for businesses to thrive through public private partnership arrangement.The partnership is to offer business owners, captains of industry and corporate organisations opportunity to be part of our success story by partnering with the government in the areas of infrastructural de
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Akpabio is an uncommon defector Oshiomhole
Thu, 09 Aug 2018
National chairman of the All Progressives Congress, Adams Oshiomhole stirred the huge crowd at Ikot Ekpene Stadium in Akwa Ibom State, with his fiery speech and dance steps.Oshiomhole,former governor of Edo state, joined party big wigs, including the national leader, Asiwaju Bola Ahmed Tinubu, to formally receive defecting ex-senate minority leader, Godswill Akpabio.Akpabio and his wife, Ekaette, and others senators that attended the ceremony displayed their dancing prowess, gyrating to the melo
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Certificate scandal: Court dismisses case against Adeleke
Thu, 09 Aug 2018
A case against the governorship candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) Senator Ademola Adeleke for not allegedly possessing secondary school certificate on Tuesday was dismissed by an Osun State High Court in Osogbo.The presiding judge, Justice David Oladimeji, dismissed the suit filed by two PDPs delegates, Rasheed Olabayo and Oluwaseun Idowu, asking the court to restrain the PDP from presenting Adeleke to the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) as candidate of the party f
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Six Kano Assembly members defect from APC
Thu, 09 Aug 2018
Six members of the KwanKwasiyya group , at the Kano state House of Assembly on Wednesday defected from APC to PDP.The Speaker of the House, Alhaji Kabiru Alhassan Rurum while reading the defection letter of the members at plenary today, revealed that, the members said it became necessary for them to leave their previous party based on the premise that the party has failed to meet the aspiration and yearnings of the people they represent.Read Also: Kano AssemblySpeaker removedThe defectors are fr
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NNPC chief urges firms to diversify
Thu, 09 Aug 2018
The Group Managing Director, Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC), Dr Maikanti Baru, has called on stakeholders in the oil and gas industry to explore other areas to boost economic diversification.Baru spoke at the 2018 Nigerian Annual International Conference and Exhibition (NAICE) of the Society of Petroleum Engineers (SPE) Nigeria Council titled: Diversification of the Nigerian Economy: The Oil and Gas Industry as an Enabler held in Lagos. He identified the reliance on oil and gas a
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Theft, sack gale threaten N10b GGW project
Thu, 09 Aug 2018
Lack of community ownership and theft of submersible machines (popularly known as borehole pumping facility) is threatening the success of the Great Green Wall (GGW) programme,The Nationhas learnt.The project being implemented by the National Agency for the Great Green Wall (NAGGW), an agency under the Federal Ministry of Environment got N10 billion approval from the former President Goodluck Jonathan administration for its implementation.It is saddled to plant wall of trees across the 11 northe
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NPDC pledges compliance with Nigerian Content guidelines
Thu, 09 Aug 2018
The Nigerian Petroleum Development Company (NPDC), the exploration and production arm of the Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC), has promised to comply with the provisions of the Nigerian and Oil and Gas Industry Content Development (NOGICD) Act and other guidelines of the Nigerian Content Development and Monitoring Board (NCDMB).Its Managing Director, Mr. Yusuf Matashi, made the commitment in Abuja during a meeting with the Executive Secretary of the NCDMB, Simbi Kesiye Wabote. He s
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Chevron donates $500,000 to California fire victim
Thu, 09 Aug 2018
Thevron has announced a contribution of $500,000 from the Chevron Global Community Fund to the American Red Cross in support of relief efforts for California wildfires.These fires have had a severe impact on the lives of so many people, both residents and responders, said Chevron Chairman and CEO, Michael Wirth. Our thoughts are with all of them, and we know everyone is working very hard to prevent any further injuries or loss of life.Chevron places a high priority on supporting the communities
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MAPs policy ll bridge metering gap
Thu, 09 Aug 2018
The new regulation on metering Meter Asset Providers (MAPs), will bring about huge relief for electricity consumers because it will enable them get meters as quickly as possible.The Managing Director/Chief Executive Officer , Momas Electricity Meters Manufacturing Company Limited (MEMMCOL), Kola Balogun, said also that arrangement would eliminate the estimated billing, attract private investment into the metering services and close the metering gap through accelerated meter rollout in the power
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Over $5b derivable from local content implementation
Thu, 09 Aug 2018
THE implementation of the local content initiative would attract over $5billion into the economy, the Vice President, Nigerian-American Chamber of Commerce (NACC), Ehi Braimah, has said.Braimah spoke during the August Breakfast Meeting of the Chamber titled: The role of Nigerias local content policy and its impact on sustainable economic value creation added that it will create employment for youths especially with the abundant natural and mineral resources in the country.He said there were syne
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China key to future oil market
Thu, 09 Aug 2018
The first half of this year turned out to be a very successful period for the Organisation of Petroleum Exporting Countries (OPEC) and its allies. The alliance of OPEC and other non-OPEC producers, better known as OPEC+, was about to celebrate its triumph in June and declare that the job of rebalancing the oil market was done.Chinas oil imports in the first six months of 2018 increased by 5.8 per cent from the same period a year ago. That was more than enough to absorb all the extra crude that s
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Issues in power sector reform
Thu, 09 Aug 2018
At a symposium to mark 2012 Democracy Day, former President Goodluck Jonathan pointed out that the Federal Government owed N185 billion in judgment debts. The litigations arose from top government officials decisions that were not thoroughly evaluated. No doubt, the judgment debts would have risen by now.Last May, it was reported that two arbitration awards totalling $8.9 billion (about N2.7 trillion) have been made against Nigeria. The judgment obligations emanated from contractual actions of t
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Embrace sustainable use of the environment, Students urged
Thu, 09 Aug 2018
To enhance awareness of the importance of wetland resources and encourage sustainable approach to the environment, the Lagos State Government has started this years Conservation ecotourism.This initiative is one through which the government takes students in state on a week-long tour of wetlands and other conservation sites.Commissioner for the Environment, Mr. BabatundeDurosinmi-Etti, made this known at a briefing in his Alausa, Ikeja, Lagos, office.He said the Youth Outreach Ecotourism Program
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Nigerias infrastructure stock hits 35 per cent, says expert
Thu, 09 Aug 2018
THE value of Nigerias total infrastructure stock, comprising road, rail, power, airports, water, telecoms and seaports, has been estimated at 35 percent of the countrys gross domestic product (GDP).This figure is believed to a very small when compared to Nigerias peer in the emerging market, whose average stands at 70 per cent. This, stakeholders say, makes it imperative for an urgent and critical assessment of the infrastructural development in the country.Global Properties Partners (GPP) Manag
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