NIGERIA NEWSPAPERS: TODAY’S THEN NATION NEWSPAPER HEADLINES [8TH SEPTEMBER, 2018].

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2019: APC offers Shekarau Kwankwasos seat
Sat, 08 Sep 2018

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The All Progressives Congress (APC) yesterday offered former governor of Kano State, Malam Ibrahim Shekarau, the senatorial ticket for Kano Central District in next year’s general elections.

The offer was part of the terms reached by both sides which culminated in Shekarau formally parting ways with the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) yesterday.

The Kano Central District is currently represented by Dr. Rabiu Kwankwaso who though won the election on the platform of the APC, recently defected to the PDP.

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The embattled Senator is also believed to be eyeing a return to the Senate in the event that he loses at the PDP presidential primaries.

The Nation gathered that last-minute efforts by the PDP to stop Shekarau from leaving were rebuffed by the former minister.

Sources said he shut his doors against the PDP and its national leader, Senator Bukola Saraki, who doubles as Senate President.

It was learnt that PDP and Saraki had made spirited efforts in the last 72 hours to reach out to Shekarau with a view to averting his defection to APC.

The only concession made to Shekarau by PDP was said to be a slot in the seven-man Caretaker Committee of the party in Kano State.

The PDP’s face-saving concession came after the legally elected PDP State Executive Committee was unilaterally dissolved by the National Secretariat of the party despite a court order.

The National Chairman of APC, Comrade Adams Oshiomhole, yesterday led a high power delegation of the party to Kano to woo Shekarau.

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Oshiomhole to Shekarau: progressives like you are needed in APC
Sat, 08 Sep 2018
It is now all over between ex Kano State governor, Malam Ibrahim Shekarau and the Peoples Democratic party (PDP).Shekarau yesterday hosted the National Chairman of the All Progressives Congress (APC), Comrade Adams Oshiomhole, and Governor Abdullahi Ganduje of Kano State in his Kano residence to wrap up talks on his switch to the APC.The former minister is said to be upset by his alleged ill-treatment by the PDP after what was perceived as too much concession to Dr. Rabiu Kwankwaso following his
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FCT minister suspends mining, quarrying activities in affected areas
Sat, 08 Sep 2018
All quarrying/mining activities and borehole drilling have been suspended forthwith in parts of the Federal Capital Territory, FCT Minister Muhammad Bello, announced yesterday.It was in reaction to the earth tremors in the territory.Affected by the quarrying/mining and borehole drilling suspension are Mpape, Gwarimpa and Garki districts.The suspension will subsist pending the outcome of investigations on the causes of the tremors.Bello yesterday paid an on-the-spot visit to Mpape, the epicentre
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Zakari joins Kwara governorship race
Sat, 08 Sep 2018
The Chairman of the House Committee on Basic Education and Services, Alhaji Zakari Mohammed, yesterday joined the governorship race in Kwara State.Zakari obtained his nomination form from the National Secretariat of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in Abuja.In a tweet, Mohammed said: Join me as I declare for the 2019 Kwara gubernatorial race. I seek your prayers and support.At press time, he became the third PDP aspirant to pick the nomination form after similar bids by a member of the House o
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NEMA warns of impending flooding in 12 states
Sat, 08 Sep 2018
The National Emergency Management Agency (NEMA) yesterday predicted intense flooding in 12 states of the federation.The states are Kebbi, Niger, Kwara, Kogi, Anambra, Edo, Delta, Rivers and Bayelsa. There is also the River Benue axis which includes Benue, Adamawa and Taraba.The Director General of NEMA, Mustapha Maihaja, disclosed this during the stakeholders forum on flooding in Abuja, saying that all the indices of flooding in 2012 are repeating themselves.According to him, there is need for p
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Omisore: Power will shift
Sat, 08 Sep 2018
The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) has said that 463,186 Permanent Voters Cards have not been collected in Osun State.INEC said the PVCs left uncollected as at last week stood at 515,773, adding that the figure has dropped by one per cent.Speaking to reporters at a sensitization forum for reporters on the governorship election in Osogbo, the state capital, the Resident Electoral Commissioner (REC), Mr. Olusegun Agbaje, enjoined prospective voters that are yet to collect their P
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463,186 PVCs uncollected
Sat, 08 Sep 2018
The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) has said that 463,186 Permanent Voters Cards have not been collected in Osun State.INEC said the PVCs left uncollected as at last week stood at 515,773, adding that the figure has dropped by one per cent.Speaking to reporters at a sensitization forum for reporters on the governorship election in Osogbo, the state capital, the Resident Electoral Commissioner (REC), Mr. Olusegun Agbaje, enjoined prospective voters that are yet to collect their P
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Fasanmi canvasses support for Oyetola
Sat, 08 Sep 2018
Afenifere chieftain Senator Ayo Fasanmi has urged the people of Osun State to vote for the All Progressives Congress (APC) candidate, Alhaji Gboyega Oyetola, to ensure continuity in governance.Fasanmi said now that Governor Rauf Aregbesola has laid a good foundation for Osun State, the people should cast their votes for the APC candidate.He cited Lagos State as an example where continuity in governance has paid off. According to him, the foundation of developments taking place in Lagos today was
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Farm settlements ll boost agriculture, empower youths
Sat, 08 Sep 2018
The Chief Executive Officer of EZ Farming, Dr Adewale Oparinde, has disclosed that farm settlements will boost agriculture and empower youths.Oparinde stated this at the inauguration of the EZ Farm settlement at Dede village, Osun State, saying that the initiative was a platform for everyone to get involve in agriculture with ease, connecting commercial farmers and investors.Our goal is to connect several stakeholders and investors to commercial farming opportunities. Interested investors and la
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2019: APC stakeholders insist Cross River North retains governorship ticket
Sat, 08 Sep 2018
Stakeholders of the All Progressives Congress (APC) from the northern senatorial district of Cross River State, have insisted that in line with the zoning formula of the party, the 2019 governorship ticket must remain in the district.The resolution was contained in a five point communiqu issued at the end of the northern APC stakeholders meeting held in Ogoja Local Government Area.The APC leaders argued that the governorship ticket of the party is still domiciled in the north as the party is ope
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Yobe governor names APC Secretary as successor
Sat, 08 Sep 2018
Though the announcement has not been officially made, members of the All Progressives Congress (APC) in Yobe state who attended the meeting of the party have confirmed that the National Secretary Mai Mala Bunihas been picked to succeed Governor Ibrahim Gaidam.The Commissioner for Budget and Economic Planning Idi Barde Gubana was name his deputy.The State APC at a meeting on Friday mandated Governor Gaidam to pick his successor and present him to the party.This choice of Buni has foreclosed the a
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HUBERT OGUNDE PROPPED ME TO BE A COMEDIAN 80-YEAR-OLD PAPILOLO
Sat, 08 Sep 2018
With his two other colleagues, Ayo Ogunsina Williams, popularly known as Papilolo, formed the Jesters International, and they performed their special type of comedy around the country through the 1970s and 1980s. Today at 80 years old, Papilolo acts occasionally. JOE AGBORO JNR. interviewed him on the location of Kunle Afolayans latest movie, Mokaliki, as he walks down memory lane and unveils future plans. Excerpts:HOW did comedy start for you’We started our group in the early 1970s. Before
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Happiness found me after a week of sadness, says Bisola Aiyeola
Sat, 08 Sep 2018
BIG Brother Naija 2017 housemate, Bisola Aiyeola, shouted the most at the AMVCAs last Saturday, while receiving her Trailblazer of the Year Award, the second non-competitive category after the AMVCA Industry Merit Award won by ace cinematographer, Tunde Kelani.Miss Aiyeola who came second place in the See Gobe edition of the reality show became the only recipient of a car, as its the AMVCA tradition in the category show won, perhaps giving reasons she expressed the most excitement. The feat came
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Facebook, Afrinolly partner top creatives on Naija Storybuilders Bootcamp
Sat, 08 Sep 2018
FACEBOOK and Nigerias Afrinolly have announced the launch of Naija Storybuilders Bootcamp, in partnership with critically acclaimed writer/producers, Dayna Lynne North & Amy Aniobi from the groundbreaking US HBO series INSECURE.The collaboration follows a successful Facebook for creators training programme in Nigeria.Aimed at empowering creative communities across Nigeria and providing expert mentorship and advice, this week-long intensive workshop is designed for up and coming storytellers
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HARRYSONGS song about death brings ugly memories
Sat, 08 Sep 2018
WHEN Reggae Blues crooner, Harrison Tare Okiri, aka Harrysong, made an Instagram post, asking fans not to cry when he dies, many took his statement as one with a bad omen.He said: Dont cry wen I die, celebrate, put up a kingmaker concert,empower more youths,..i have Lived..i have Done my bit, carry on in grace TEKERO I LOVE YOU ALL.#altersoldier.Worried, fans recalled how, hours after Nigerian rapper, Dagrin died, a fresh single voiced by him, If I Die, produced by Effrenzy, found its way on the
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Ali Nuhus belief in indigenous movies
Sat, 08 Sep 2018
FOREMOST Kannywood actor, Ali Nuhu, was in top spirit when he won the Africa Magic Viewers Choice Award (AMVCA) in Lagos, last Saturday.His movie, Monsoor, a flick about the plight of children born out of wedlock won Best Indigenous Movie/TV series Hausa. But the actor wants more.I think Africa Magic is doing very well by encouraging indigenous filmmakers, he said. But I still want to plead that this industry (Kannywood) should be included in all categories like the technical category. They shou
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ODUNLADE ADEKOLA: My success not sudden
Sat, 08 Sep 2018
LEADING Yoruba language actor and filmmaker, Odunlade Adekola, has corrected the notion that his career took a rise about the time he joined the film industry.Let me correct this impression that I came into the industry when everywhere was loaded. I joined the industry in 1996 thats about 22 years ago. The movie industry wasnt as big as this at the time. So, I didnt run into theatre, Ive been there for quite a while but I still give glory to Almighty God and you cant achieve anything without the
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Mr. P gets Vskit Talent certificate
Sat, 08 Sep 2018
Mr. P of the defunct P-Square musical group has been awarded a Vskit Talent certificate to appreciate and recognize his talent on the Vskit app.Vskit is an app used for creating and sharing short interesting and funny videos majorly for entertainment. The app is fast becoming popular amongst Nigerian youths because it enhances social media creds.Mr. P who wholeheartedly supported the Nigeria Super Eagles during the just concluded world cup in Russia by recording several dance videos using the Vs
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Why I like tattoos, making hair, says Gee 4
Sat, 08 Sep 2018
UNITED Kingdom-based Nigerian singer, Gbenga Eniola Egbeyemi, aka Gee 4, has explained why he loves tattoos.Presently in Nigeria to promote his new single, Steady, he says it is bad for people to judge a book by its cover.He explains, You dont need to have tattoos and make hair as an artiste, but it is about what you are comfortable in. I am comfortable the way I am. In America, people who work in restaurants do tattoos.According to him, Nigerian policemen have stopped him on two different occas
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MTV Base Guy Code returns with dating trends, guy codes
Sat, 08 Sep 2018
AS Season 2 of MTV Base Guy Code returns, fans eagerly await the quips, tips and the latest rules that every modern Nigerian young man should know.MTV Base Guy Code, a show about the rules guiding the everyday life of the modern man is being sponsored by Gulder, is leveraging the success of its first season.In typical fashion, it will also be featuring A-list celebrities, as they give their take on some of the latest dating trends and guy codes.Borne out of a mission to understand what makes the
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Bigwigs honour Tunde Obe at 50
Sat, 08 Sep 2018
WITH live performances by the Dejavu Band, 9ice, Ruggedman, Yinka Davies, Essence, Gbenga Adeyinka, KSB and Tee A, there is no gainsaying that Tunde Obes 50th birthday celebration was a topnotch event.It was an exclusive event held at Radisson Blu Hotel, GRA, Ikeja, with close friends and family of the celebrant, Tunde and his wife cum band mate at T.W.O, Wunmi Obe.At an event where T.W.O themselves performed, there were as many entertainers as there were business executives, politicians, ambass
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Airlines flew 4.1bn passengers in 2017, says IATA
Sat, 08 Sep 2018
The International Air Transport Association (IATA) on Thursday said that 4.1 billion passengers were transported in 2017 compared to the 3.8 billion passengers recorded in 2016.The information is contained in the 62nd Edition of the World Air Transport Statistics (WATS), the yearbook of the airline industrys performance.The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) in Lagos obtained a copy of the document after it was released by IATA from Montreal, Canada.NAN observed that the document showed that the 2017
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Three customers drag Bet9ja to lottery commission
Sat, 08 Sep 2018
Three customers of Bet9ja have petitioned the National Lottery Regulatory Commission, claiming the betting company had not paid the over N3m stake owed them.A correspondent of the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN), who obtained a copy of the petition, reports that it was received at the zonal office of the commission on Tuesday in Ilorin.NAN also reports that the petition was signed by the contact persons for the affected customers, Emmanuel Ajiboye.The petition stated that the trio had entered into
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LCCI supports SMEs through trade promotion, policy advocacy
Sat, 08 Sep 2018
The Lagos Chamber of Commerce and Industry (LCCI) has reiterated its commitment to the growth of Small and Medium Enterprises (SME) through policy advocacy and promotion of their goods and services.The President of LCCI, Babatunde Ruwase, gave the assurance on Thursday in Lagos at the 2018 LCCI Members Day Exhibition and Networking.Ruwase said SMEs were key drivers of economic growth, and that the chamber would continue to evolve innovative means to serve the interest of the sector through trade
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China to invest N2.16trn in Africa in three years
Sat, 08 Sep 2018
The Chinese Government has expressed readiness to invest N2.16 trillion ($60 billion) in Africa in the next three years.The Consul-General of the Peoples Republic of China in Lagos, Mr Chao Xiaoliang disclosed this in a post-summit article entitled, FOCAC Beijing Summit: A New Milestone in China-Africa Relations.Chao said the new investment drive was one of the outcomes of the just concluded summit of the Forum on China-Africa Cooperation(FOCAC).He said China would also in the next three years c
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Cash flow management
Sat, 08 Sep 2018
Introduction:Cash flow management is very critical for all SMEs in this period of recession. The companies that have been able to survive in this trying time are the ones that have been able to manage their cash very well.Cash is the lifeblood of a business and also critical to the growth of any business. Businesses are highly dependent on their cash flow and must either cut cost or look for alternative funding when they are not being paid on time. When cash is not readily available and bank loa
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Empowering youths is something I am passionate about
Sat, 08 Sep 2018
Idris Aregbe is the Chief Executive Officer of Heritage Solutions. He has been the coordinator of Sisi Oge, a beauty pageant outfit, in the last 13 years. He speaks with Omolara Akintoye about his passion for hard work and little beginnings, among others. Excerpts:You are a man of many parts; where do you draw your inspiration from’I have never believed in impossibilities. My inspirations are drawn from my desire to create something of value out of little. My passion for hard work and littl
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