NIGERIA NEWSPAPERS: TODAY’S THISDAY NEWSPAPER HEADLINES [7TH SEPTEMBER, 2018].

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Benue Gets First Female Head of Service
Fri, 07 Sep 2018
From George Okoh In Makurdi Benue State Governor Samuel Ortom has appointed Mrs. Veronica Onyeke as the new Head of Service. Mrs Onyeke who is from Ogbadibo Local Government Area of the state, was until her elevation Permanent Secretary, office of the Deputy Governor. She takes over from Engineer George Ede, who is proceeding on []The post Benue Gets First Female Head of Service appeared first on THISDAYLIVE.
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61 PDP Members Vie for 27 Assembly Tickets in Niger
Fri, 07 Sep 2018
Laleye Dipo in Minna Not less than 61 politicians including three women are vying for the 27 House of Assembly tickets on the platform of the Peoples Democratic Party in Niger State. THISDAY gathered that the screening of the aspirants started at the state secretariat of the party on Friday. The screening exercise, it was []The post 61 PDP Members Vie for 27 Assembly Tickets in Niger appeared first on THISDAYLIVE.
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British Airways to Compensate Customers for Stolen Data
Fri, 07 Sep 2018
British Airways will pay compensation to customers whose data were stolen in a ‘sophisticated’ and ‘malicious’ hacking attack, its boss said Friday. The carrier had revealed overnight that the personal and financial details of customers making bookings on the BA website and mobile phone app between August 21 and September 5 had been stolen. ‘We []The post British Airways to Compensate Customers for Stolen Data appeared first on THISDAYLIVE.
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Maradona Named Coach of Mexican Club
Fri, 07 Sep 2018
Argentine soccer legend Diego Maradona, a 1986 World Cup winner, has been appointed coach of Mexican second division team Dorados, the club said on its website on Thursday. The club issued a short video on their social media channels with the messages ‘Welcome Diego’, and ‘Make it a 10’, the Argentina great’s shirt number as []The post Maradona Named Coach of Mexican Club appeared first on THISDAYLIVE.
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China Launches Satellite to Monitor Climate Change
Fri, 07 Sep 2018
China sent a new marine satellite into orbit on Friday to help improve understanding of maritime waters and climate change. A Long March-2C rocket carrying the HY-1C satellite took off at 11:15 a.m. from the Taiyuan Satellite Launch Centre in north China’s Shanxi Province. The satellite HY-1C will help monitor ocean color and water temperatures, []The post China Launches Satellite to Monitor Climate Change appeared first on THISDAYLIVE.
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Glo Highest Gainer in Voice, Data Subscribers in July, Says NCC Report
Fri, 07 Sep 2018
Hamid Adedeji Latest telecom industry statistics released by the Nigerian Communications Commission (NCC) has shown that Globacom amassed 214,646 new subscribers in the month of July, taking its customer base to over 40.3 million. The operator which had 40,108,508 subscribers in June ended July with 40,323,154, showing an addition of 214,646 new subscribers. This was []The post Glo Highest Gainer in Voice, Data Subscribers in July, Says NCC Report appeared first on THISDAYLIVE.
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Atiku Bemoans Prevalence of Cancer in Nigeria
Fri, 07 Sep 2018
Emmanuel Addeh in Yenagoa Former Vice President, Alhaji Abubakar Atiku, has lamented the rising cases of cancer in the country, revealing that he recently lost a loved one to the dreaded ailment. The presidential aspirant under the platform of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) has also expressed commitment to partner the Henry Seriake Dickson Foundation []The post Atiku Bemoans Prevalence of Cancer in Nigeria appeared first on THISDAYLIVE.
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Rivers West Urges Wike to Back Ezekiel-Hart’s Senatorial Bid
Fri, 07 Sep 2018
Governor Nyesom Wike of Rivers State has been passionately called upon by the people of the Rivers West senatorial zone to back their son and senatorial aspirant, Mr. Allen Ezekiel-Hart for the senate in 2019 general elections. The people, under the auspices of the New Rivers West Alliance (NRWA) urged Wike to support their candidate, []The post Rivers West Urges Wike to Back Ezekiel-Hart’s Senatorial Bid appeared first on THISDAYLIVE.
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Wike Gives Condition for Rivers Officials to Appear Before EFCC
Fri, 07 Sep 2018
Rivers State Governor, Nyesom Wike, has said officials of the state government will appear before the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) only if the anti-graft agency follows the rule of law. The EFCC had invited and quizzed the Managing Director of Zenith Bank, Peter Amangbo, over alleged N117 billion transaction by the state government []The post Wike Gives Condition for Rivers Officials to Appear Before EFCC appeared first on THISDAYLIVE.
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Olojo 2018: Ooni Seeks Promotion of Yoruba Cultural Festivals
Fri, 07 Sep 2018
Yinka Kolawole in Osogbo Ooni of Ife, Oba Enitan Ogunwusi, has called on the people of the Yoruba nation within the country and in the diaspora to harmonise efforts towards promoting all cultural festivals and traditions of the race. The monarch spoke in his palace in Ile Ife, during a press briefing ahead of this []The post Olojo 2018: Ooni Seeks Promotion of Yoruba Cultural Festivals appeared first on THISDAYLIVE.
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AMVCA 2018: Celebrating African Talents
Fri, 07 Sep 2018
Aside from creating an avenue to appreciate Africa’s outstanding talents in the movie industry, the glitz and glamour at the recently held sixth edition of African Magic Viewers’ Choice Award was second to none. Mary Nnah reports The African Magic Viewers’ Choice Award (AMVCA) has come and gone but the euphoria will linger for a []The post AMVCA 2018: Celebrating African Talents appeared first on THISDAYLIVE.
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Aimart Realtors Woos Youths, As Tade Ogidan, Francis Onwochei Become Brand Ambassadors
Fri, 07 Sep 2018
Dr. Martins Iluyomade, Chairman of Aimart Realtors, a fast growing property company with headquarters in Lagos, has stressed the need for young people to invest in properties during their youthful days. To this end, his company has come up with various products that will encourage young people invest in real estate. Speaking during the unveiling []The post Aimart Realtors Woos Youths, As Tade Ogidan, Francis Onwochei Become Brand Ambassadors appeared first on THISDAYLIVE.
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Salvaging the Bread Industry in Nigeria
Fri, 07 Sep 2018
Mary Nnah Bread is a basic staple in many homes in Nigeria. In fact, it is easily accessible than other kinds of food. Both the rich and the poor consume bread, and it comes in various sizes, shapes, compositions and price tags to meet the needs of different categories of consumers. With a population of []The post Salvaging the Bread Industry in Nigeria appeared first on THISDAYLIVE.
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Residents Slam Governor Umahi for Unfair Taxation
Fri, 07 Sep 2018
Vincent Obia A good governance advocacy group in Ebonyi State, Movement for Greater Ebonyi, has condemned what it called draconian taxes and levies introduced by the Governor Dave Umahi government. The group said the governor’s recent announcement that illegal tax collection in the state had been suspended was deceitful. It accused Umahi of trying to []The post Residents Slam Governor Umahi for Unfair Taxation appeared first on THISDAYLIVE.
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Honeywell Donates Patrol Van to Benue Social Investment Programme
Fri, 07 Sep 2018
Mary Nnah In continued fulfilment of its corporate social responsibility, Honeywell Flour Mills Plc has donated a monitoring and patrol Hilux Vehicle to Benue Social Investment Programme (SIP). Donating the vehicle on behalf of the Honeywell Flour Mills Plc, the North Central Zonal Sales Manager, Sama Samuel said the gesture is the organisations modest way []The post Honeywell Donates Patrol Van to Benue Social Investment Programme appeared first on THISDAYLIVE.
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Lara and the Beat’ World Premiere Celebrates Best of Nollywood, Afrobeat
Fri, 07 Sep 2018
Mary Nnah It was a celebration of film, music and fashion, and the Creme de la Creme of the film and music industry, when Biola Alabi Media’s world premiere of its 2018 hit production ‘Lara and the Beat’, held recently in Lagos. The lavish event was a resounding evening of fabulous fashion presentation and a []The post Lara and the Beat’ World Premiere Celebrates Best of Nollywood, Afrobeat appeared first on THISDAYLIVE.
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Ooni of Ife Donates Vocational Centre in Umuahia
Fri, 07 Sep 2018
In furtherance of his commitment to putting smiles on faces of the less privileged in the society cutting across tribes, religion, and ethnicity, the Ooni of Ife, Oba Enitan Adeyeye Ogunwusi, Ojaja II, through his Hopes Alive Initiative, has donated a vocational centre equipped with various facilities to So-Said Charity Home in Ubakala, Umuahia South []The post Ooni of Ife Donates Vocational Centre in Umuahia appeared first on THISDAYLIVE.
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Modupe Ozoula Partners Edo Monarchs to Reach out to Less Privileged
Fri, 07 Sep 2018
Princesses Modupe Ozoula, under the umbrella of her non-profit organisation, Empower 54, has partnered Edo monarchs consisting of traditional rulers and local government council chairmen, to organise a medical outreach programme to help 271,000 children and women in the state from August -September 2018. The aim of the medical outreach programme is to distribute medication []The post Modupe Ozoula Partners Edo Monarchs to Reach out to Less Privileged appeared first on THISDAYLIVE.
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Celebrity Network Founder Launches Luxury Model Search in Nigeria
Fri, 07 Sep 2018
Luxury Model Search Nigeria (LMSN), a competition aimed at discovering the next female leader, was recently launched in Lagos by Founder, Celebrity Network, Suzzie Odeniyi. According to her, LMSN, unlike traditional beauty pageants and model searches, can be recognised today as the definitive platform where outstanding young women can break into the exciting world of []The post Celebrity Network Founder Launches Luxury Model Search in Nigeria appeared first on THISDAYLIVE.
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Stella Mofunanya’s ‘A New Dawn’ Exhibition Kicks Off
Fri, 07 Sep 2018
An exhibition on the Synthesis of Ginger Starch and Creativity by Stella Mofunanya, a textile and clothing senior lecturer at the Yaba College of Technology, Lagos, is ongoing at the Didi Museum, Akin Adesola Street, Victoria Island, Lagos. The show which, kicked off on Thursday, September 6 runs till September 9. The exhibition is part []The post Stella Mofunanya’s A New Dawn Exhibition Kicks Off appeared first on THISDAYLIVE.
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Alarming Incidence of Sexual, Domestic Violence in Lagos
Fri, 07 Sep 2018
Lagos State recently recorded over 3,000 cases of sexual and domestic violence in eight months, an alarming figure that forebodes a terrible moral character for society. Chiemelie Ezeobi writes Each day, the mainstream newspapers and the social media are inundated with tales of abuse; either domestic or sexual. Although these vices have been on the []The post Alarming Incidence of Sexual, Domestic Violence in Lagos appeared first on THISDAYLIVE.
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Heritage Africa Revives Arts in Abuja
Fri, 07 Sep 2018
Yinka Olatunbosun The bead-decorated dancer glided across the stage in slow, snake-like swangedance, which is associated with the Tiv traditional dancers. Called Kwagh-hir theatre, the late-night spectacle at the newly-built amphi-theatre at Heritage Africa Village Square (HAvis) signalled a looming season of cultural renaissance in Abuja. The creative community in Nigeria’s Federal Capital City of []The post Heritage Africa Revives Arts in Abuja appeared first on THISDAYLIVE.
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Emily Nwosu: Indeed Heaven Gained an Angel
Fri, 07 Sep 2018
CSP Ken Nwosu In prosperity, our friends know us, in adversity, we know our friends’ John Churton Collins British Literary Critic (March 1848 September 1908). Heaven indeed gained an angel when my dear mother, Mrs. Emily Ada Nwosu, (nee Onumaegbu), Justice of Peace (JP), exited this earthly plane on Sunday, May 13, 2018. She []The post Emily Nwosu: Indeed Heaven Gained an Angel appeared first on THISDAYLIVE.
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Lagos Court Returns Alleged Serial Rapist to Prison for Fresh Offence
Fri, 07 Sep 2018
Rebecca Ejifoma The Lagos Magistrate Court, Ogba has returned alleged serial rapist and paedophile, Sulaimon Adigun, 30, to Kirikiri Prison, for allegedly raping a JSS1 student for 13 months at the Shomolu area of Lagos. Sulaimon of 43 Olorunkemi Street Bariga, was said to have been arrested in February following the defilement of 10 years []The post Lagos Court Returns Alleged Serial Rapist to Prison for Fresh Offence appeared first on THISDAYLIVE.
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Lagos Police, CPN Launches Manhunt for Suspect who Defiled Minor
Fri, 07 Sep 2018
Rebecca Ejifoma The Ikotun Police Division of Lagos State and the Child Protection Network (CPN), have launched a manhunt for Sukunmi Akinsasu, 23, for defiling a five-year-old girl (names withheld), and eloping afterwards. The case, which was reported this September, was said to have occurred on August 13 this year, when the survivor’s mother left []The post Lagos Police, CPN Launches Manhunt for Suspect who Defiled Minor appeared first on THISDAYLIVE.
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Ex-police Boss in Court for Impregnating, Aborting Niece’s Baby
Fri, 07 Sep 2018
Rebecca Ejifoma An ex-police officer and Barrister, Monday Joseph Ebowemen, is being prosecuted in court after allegedly defiling his 15-year-old niece and aborting two pregnancies in quick successions at the Ajah area of Lagos State. The perpetrator, who is the teenagers maternal uncle and the owner of Scorpion Security, was said to have impregnated her []The post Ex-police Boss in Court for Impregnating, Aborting Nieces Baby appeared first on THISDAYLIVE.
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Nigerian Man Cries for Justice after Soldier Stabs Younger Brother
Fri, 07 Sep 2018
Rebecca Ejifoma A Nigerian man is currently calling for justice after he accused a soldier identified as Daniel Gbenga Martins, of stabbing his younger brother on the neck and face in Lagos and running away. The soldier, attached to Ojo barracks in Ojo area of Lagos, was said to broken a bottle and stabbed the []The post Nigerian Man Cries for Justice after Soldier Stabs Younger Brother appeared first on THISDAYLIVE.
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Book Review: Rethinking Nigeria
Fri, 07 Sep 2018
Yinka Olatunbosun The size of this 98-paged book titled, ‘Nigeria on the Precipice: Lessons for Emerging Heterogeneous Democratic Societies” is quite deceptive. It is very detailed in explaining the existence of the Nigerian state and the root cause of her hydra-headed problems. Written by Michael Owhoko, this social commentary presents Nigeria as a nation of []The post Book Review: Rethinking Nigeria appeared first on THISDAYLIVE.
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Union Holds Expo, Task Govt. to Patronise Local Printers
Fri, 07 Sep 2018
Ayodeji Ake The National Union of Printing Publishing and Paper Products Workers (NUPPPPROW), have urged the Federal Government to patronise the local industry instead of their foreign counterpart, as this would help develop the printing industry. The union made this plea at the Nigeria International Print Expo 2018 organised by DCS Integrated Media Limited in []The post Union Holds Expo, Task Govt. to Patronise Local Printers appeared first on THISDAYLIVE.
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Afenifere, Others Ask Buhari to Reject Nomination Forms from Shadowy Group
Fri, 07 Sep 2018
Presidency silent PDP calls for sanction There is no legal infraction, says APC Omololu Ogunmade, Onyebuchi Ezigbo, Adedayo Akinwale in Abuja and Segun James in Lagos Civil society groups and opposition parties were united thursday in asking President Muhammadu Buhari to reject the N45.5million All Progressives Congress (APC) presidential nomination forms bought for him by []The post Afenifere, Others Ask Buhari to Reject Nomination Forms from Shadowy Group appeared first on THISDAYLIVE.
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