NIGERIA NEWSPAPERS: TODAY’S THE NATION NEWSPAPER HEADLINES [3RD SEPTEMBER, 2018].

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2019: Im not afraid of free, fair elections, says Buhari
Mon, 03 Sep 2018
President Muhammadu Buhari said yesterday that as a beneficiary of free and fair elections, he is not afraid of a credible process in 2019.Buhari spoke during an interactive session with members of the Nigerian community in China.In a statement by his Senior Special Assistant on Media and Publicity, Garba Shehu, the President also reaffirmed his commitment to ensuring that the 2019 polls are free, fair and credible.He said Nigerians eligible to vote will be allowed to freely elect candidates of
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CBN awaits MTNs action on $8.1b refund order
Mon, 03 Sep 2018
The Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) is not worried by MTNs denial of alleged illegal repatriation of $8,134,312,397.63 it levelled against the mobile giant.An official, who was reacting to MTNs denial of the allegation, was asked what the CBN will do in the event that MTN refuses to pay back the $8.1 billion and when the immediate effect deadline given to MTN will expire’The official, who refused to be named, said: When we get to that bridge, well know how to cross it.To some experts, the CBN
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Fed Govt faults suit against Senate reopening without Sarakis consent
Mon, 03 Sep 2018
The Federal Government has faulted a suit by two senators seeking to stop the reopening of the Senate without the consent of Senate President Bukola Saraki.Senators Rafiu Adebayo (Kwara South) and Isa Misau (Bauchi Central) who initiated the suit were elected on the platform of the All Progressives Congress (APC). They have defected to the opposition Peoples Democratic Party (PDP).The governments position came through its notice of preliminary objection to the suit filed by Attorney General of t
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Ruling party chides PDP
Mon, 03 Sep 2018
The All Progressives Congress (APC) yesterday said the attack on its decision to adopt direct primary to select its Presidential candidate by the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) is a clear sign that the opposition had conceded defeat in the yet to be conducted Presidential election.Party spokesman Yekini Nabena said the party decided to adopt direct primaries because of its belief that it will ensure fairness; create a level-playing ground for contestants; eliminates corrupt tendencies usually as
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Direct primary: APC NWC moves to prevent dissent
Mon, 03 Sep 2018
The All Progrssives Congress (APC) at the weekend moved to prevent dissent by some of its leaders over the decision to adopt direct primary to pick its candidates for the 2019 elections.Governors are believed to be opposed to the system, which allows all card-carrying members of the party to participate in picking candidates. They favour indirect primary, which is the delegates system.Governors Simon Lalong (Plateau) and Yahaya Bello (Kogi), who briefed reporters after the partys National Execut
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Emenike: I lead Buharis true supporters in Abia
Mon, 03 Sep 2018
A chieftain of the All Progressives Congress (APC) in Abia State, Chief Ikechi Emenike, has said the party is the true arm of those behind President Muhammadu Buhari.Emenike said anyone is free to describe him as a Buharist and that he is not afraid or shy to admit that.Speaking at Isialangwa North council during his tour of local government areas, Emenike said Buhari was one of the few Nigerians that has fought corruption to the end.Emenike said because those who stole public funds are afraid o
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Babalakin: foreign firms taking Nigeria for granted
Mon, 03 Sep 2018
Foreign firms lack the emotional capital required to develop Nigerias infrastructure, the Chairman of the Resort Group and Pro-Chancellor of the University of Lagos (UNILAG), Dr Wale Babalakin (SAN), has said.Babalakin spoke at the 60th anniversary/eighth fellowship conferment lecture and ceremony of the Nigerian Society of Engineers (NSE) in Abuja, the nations capital.Delivering a lecture, titled: Constraints of Implementing Infrastructure Projects through Public Private Partnership (PPP), the
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Why EKEDC threw us into darkness, by communities
Mon, 03 Sep 2018
Some communities in Ilasamaja in Mushin Local Government Area of Lagos State have accused the Eko Electricity Distribution Company (EKEDC) of throwing them into darkness for their refusal to pay what they called outrageous bills.The Igbehin, Ifetedo, Ishokan and Ifesowapo communities said they had been without light for three weeks, alleging that the blackout is a ploy to force them to pay the bills.At a meeting held under the aegis of Igbehin Community Development Association (CDA), at the week
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Lagos to revolutionise public transportation
Mon, 03 Sep 2018
All the major components in the bus reform initiative to revolutionise public transportation in Lagos State are gradually taking shape Permanent Secretary, Ministry of Transportation, Dr Taiwo Salaam has said.The components included bus stops with comfortable shelter, lay-by, lighting, walkways, guard-rails, wire-mesh fencing for pedestrian protection, passenger information system aid.According to Salaam, the modern bus stops would ensure free-flow of traffic as there would no longer be any disr
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Family seeks support to fill Olu of Ikeja stool
Mon, 03 Sep 2018
The Oshoja family is seeking the support of well-meaning members of society to fill the vacant Olu of Ikeja stool.Ikeja, the Lagos State capital, has been without a traditional ruler since Oba Rafiu Matemi joined his ancestors in 2014.Members of the family visited Chief Francis Ipoola Olaniyan, the chairman of the chieftaincy title holders in Ikeja to seek support for its candidate.Olaniyan, the proprietor of Victory Group of Schools, advised the family members to maintain peace as they wait for
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Police arrest suspected cultist, robbery kingpin
Mon, 03 Sep 2018
The police have arrested a man believed to be a notorious cultist and armed robbery kingpin.Segun Kazeem alias No Case was arrested following information by his younger brother, Femi, who was caught attacking a woman at Ejigbo on August 30.Femi was said to have used a gun-like stick to dispossess his victim of her hand bag and other belongings before he was apprehended.Based on his information, the Divisional Police Officer (DPO) Olabisi Okuwobi, led a team of detectives to arrest No Case, at a
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Otedola bridge fire: Fuel tanker, 17 other vehicles not insured
Mon, 03 Sep 2018
The fuel tanker that exploded on the Otedola link bridge of the Lagos-Ibadan Expressway on June 28 was not insured, it has been learnt.The Lagos State Government and the Nigeria Insurers Association (NIA) found that the tanker did not have any cover.It was originally designed to carry 15,000 tons ring equipment before it was converted to a 33,000 liters capacity fuel tanker.Of the 54 vehicles burnt in the fire, only seven had comprehensive insurance, the Vehicle Inspection Unit (VIU) of the Lago
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Patient injured as doctor saw off PoP
Mon, 03 Sep 2018
A medical doctor, Ejike Orji, who allegedly sawed off the Plaster of Paris (PoP) on his patients leg, had been arraigned before an Igbosere Chief Magistrates Court. He was said to have wounded Somitochukwu Ezi-Ashi, 16, while using the saw on him.Orji, 59, the Chief Medical Director (CMD) of Excel Medical Centre in Dolphin Estate, Ikoyi, Lagos, was charged with endangering his patients life.He was arraigned by the police on Friday before Chief Magistrate O. O. Otitoju.The charge reads: That you
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Dangote now most valuable brand in Nigeria
Mon, 03 Sep 2018
Dangote Group has emerged the most valuable brand among the top 50 brands in Nigeria for 2018.This is coming barely three months after the brand was adjudged the most admired brand of African origin by consumers in a brand rating coordinated by South Africa-based Brand Leadership, in conjunction with Johannesburg Stock Exchange (JSE).Brand Nigeria, the agency that coordinated the survey in Nigeria, in its report hailed the efforts of the handlers of the Dangote Brand because this is the first ti
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Why Nigeria Air must fly, by expert
Mon, 03 Sep 2018
Nigeria Air opponents have been told to pull the brakes on their battle to stop the venture. Their positions are a disservice to their fatherland. In this article titled: Nigeria Air: Time to engage, aviation consultant Chris Aligbe claims that the benefits of floating the national carrier outweigh the demerits.In the aviation sector, the most trending news is all about the proposed new national carrier Nigeria Air recently unveiled at the Farnborough Air Show by the Minister of State for Trans
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Buhari administration addressing illegal migration, says APC
Mon, 03 Sep 2018
The All Progressives Congress (APC) has condemned an attempt by the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) to politicise President Muhammadu Buharis statement on illegal migration and trafficking of Nigerians.The President reportedly spoke during the visit of German Chancellor Angela Merkel.APCs Acting National Publicity Secretary Mr. Yekini Nabena, in a statement yesterday in Abuja, said:PDP in its typical insensitive and unguarded stance on matters affecting the country is exploiting an issue that bor
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