Nigeria Newspapers: Today’s Thisday Newspaper Headlines [19 September, 2018].

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Don’t Allow Corrupt Politicians to Return to Power, Buhari Tells Nigerians
Wed, 19 Sep 2018

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President Mohammadu Buhari on Tuesday explored his comfort zone, calling on the people of Osun State to remain steadfastly behind his anti graft war, saying they must not allow the return of what he called the dark days by allowing corrupt politicians to return to power.

He spoke in Osogbo, the state capital, during the final rally for the All Progressives Congress (APC) candidate for Saturday’s governorship election, Alhaji Gboyega Oyetola.
He asked them to retain the APC in power in the state by voting for Oyetola, contending that to do otherwise would be go back to the dark days of corruption.

He said, “As you can see, our party has no tolerance for corruption. We will continue to pursue inclusiveness in economic diversification. Nigerians have kept the selfish and corrupt leaders out of the federal government in 2015, and by the grace of God, supporters will continue to keep them out of leadership position until we permanently consign their corrupt government style into the history books. Nigeria must be free from corrupt and selfish leaders.

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Explaining that the federal government had initiated a number of developmental projects in the state in order to open it up to the rest of the country , Buhari told his audience, “The children of all Nigerians must get quality infrastructure, education, healthcare and job opportunities. This is why you must all come out and vote for APC on the 22nd of September 2018. Osun must remain APC, Osun must continue on the path of progress. Osun must not allow the dark days to return. ”

The president, who expressed his happiness about the achievements of Governor Rauf Aregbesola in turning the fortunes of the state around, said Oyetola would consolidate the rising economy of Osun State.
He noted that improvement in education and security by Aregbesola’s government had enhanced both stability and peace in the state.

Buhari said, to guarantee the consolidation of Aregbesola’s legacies such as massive infrastructural development, unequalled educational innovations, provision of quality health care delivery and more programmes and projects, the people must vote Oyetola for continuity.
In his remarks, the National Chairman of APC, Mr. Adams Oshiomhole, also harped on continuity, adding that Osun could not afford to trust their destiny in the hands of incompetent people and contended that Oyetola has what it takes to govern a progressive state like Osun.

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Ambode: Tinubu Consults Governor’s Advisory Council Today
Wed, 19 Sep 2018

Lagos State Governor Akinwunmi Ambode will today know the fate of his bid for a second term of office as the National Leader of All Progressives Congress (APC), Senator Bola Tinubu, meets with the state’s highest advisory political organ, Governor’s Advisory Council (GAC), this afternoon in Lagos to discuss the matter.

Ambode’s political future has been in limbo since Tinubu’s powerful political machine, the Mandate Movement, threw up the Managing Director of Lagos State Development and Property Corporation (LSDPC), Mr. Babajide Sanwo-Olu, to challenge the governor at the party’s primary scheduled for Tuesday.

Also in the race, is another strong contender, former Commissioner for Works and Infrastructure, Dr. Obafemi Hamzat, a godson of the national leader, who has the backing of an equally powerful group, the Justice Forum.
The governor’s travail had attracted the intervention of the presidency and some governors, including Oyo State’s Senator Abiola Ajimobi that pleaded for reprieve for him.

But faced with a possible mutiny by his foot soldiers, Tinubu insisted that Ambode should test his popularity at the direct primary contest for the party’s ticket, saying he no longer wants to be accused of imposing anyone on the party.

THISDAY was told last night that the party’s national leader, however, shifted some ground on Monday by agreeing to refer the matter to the GAC, the body that advises the governor and the party leader on matters of state as well issues that concern the party.

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2019 Elections: Sultan, CAN President Sign Peace Deal
Wed, 19 Sep 2018
Iyobosa Uwugiaren in Abuja The Sultan of Sokoto, Sa’ad Abubakar III and the President, Christian Association of Nigeria (CAN), Rev. Samson Ayokunle, yesterday in Abuja signed peace pact to ensure peaceful atmosphere before, during and after 2019 general elections. While the Sultan was represented by the Emir of Keffi, Dr. Shehu Chindo-Yamusa, the President of []The post 2019 Elections: Sultan, CAN President Sign Peace Deal appeared first on THISDAYLIVE.
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6.3m Children Died in 2017, Says UN Report
Wed, 19 Sep 2018
No fewer than 6.3 million children under the age of 15 died from mostly preventable causes in 2017, a group of UN agencies said in a new mortality estimates study. The estimate is the equivalent to one child dying every five seconds, according to the new report compiled by the UN Children’s Fund (UNICEF), together []The post 6.3m Children Died in 2017, Says UN Report appeared first on THISDAYLIVE.
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NIA Boss Bemoan Low Insurance Penetration
Wed, 19 Sep 2018
Stories by Ebere Nwoji The recently elected Chairman of Nigeria Insurers Association(NIA), Mr. Tope Smart, has decried the low position of insurance industry among other sub-sectors in the Nigerian financial services sector. Smart, who stated this at his recent investiture as chairman of NIA, vowed to raise the bar of the industry through a five-point []The post NIA Boss Bemoan Low Insurance Penetration appeared first on THISDAYLIVE.
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FG Urged to Target Double-digits Growth Rate to Reset Economy
Wed, 19 Sep 2018
Nume Ekeghe In order to reset the Nigerian economy, the federal government has been advised to develop policies that would enable the country to achieve economic growth rate that is higher than its population growth rate. Head of Research at Agusto & Co, Mr Jimi Ogbobine, gave the advice while speaking at the 2018 annual []The post FG Urged to Target Double-digits Growth Rate to Reset Economy appeared first on THISDAYLIVE.
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Wapic Insurance Pays N10.6bn claims in Five Years
Wed, 19 Sep 2018
Wapic Insurance Plc paid a total of N10.6 billion claims between 2013 and 2017. The Managing Director of the company, Yinka Adekoya,who made the disclosure, said the companys management, through articulation of a strategic direction for the owners, has maintained a history of accomplishments in the financial services sector including banking. As a result of []The post Wapic Insurance Pays N10.6bn claims in Five Years appeared first on THISDAYLIVE.
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APC May Hold Presidential Primary on September 26
Wed, 19 Sep 2018
Direct primaries should trickle down to all, says Kashim Imam Onyebuchi Ezigbo in Abuja and Michael Olugbode in Maiduguri Barring any last minute alteration in plan, the All Progressives Congress (APC) may hold its presidential primary election on September 26. Also, the party is to commence screening of aspirants latest by Friday. This was []The post APC May Hold Presidential Primary on September 26 appeared first on THISDAYLIVE.
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Court Orders Arrest of Senator Uzodimma over Alleged N200m Dud Cheque
Wed, 19 Sep 2018
Alex Enumah in Abuja Justice Abdulwahab Mohammed of a Grade 1 Area Court, Kubwa, Abuja, yesterday ordered the police to arrest Senator Hope Uzodinma, for allegedly issuing a dud cheque (bounced cheque) in the sum of N200m. Uzodimma, represents Imo West Senatorial District at the National Assembly. Uzodimma and his two companies were accused by []The post Court Orders Arrest of Senator Uzodimma over Alleged N200m Dud Cheque appeared first on THISDAYLIVE.
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Shun Corruption, Decide Political Cases Purely on Merit, CJN Tells Judges
Wed, 19 Sep 2018
Alex Enumah in Abuja The Chief Justice of Nigeria (CJN), Justice Walter Onnoghen, has again harped on the need for judges in the country to avoid corruption in the discharge of their duties and ensure that decisions made particularly in political matters are based on merit and not influenced by external forces. Onnoghen, who gave []The post Shun Corruption, Decide Political Cases Purely on Merit, CJN Tells Judges appeared first on THISDAYLIVE.
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Nnamdi Kanu is in London, Kalu Insists
Wed, 19 Sep 2018
Laleye Dipo in Minna Contrary to the impression that the leader of the Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB), Mr. Nnamdi Kanu, is in the custody of Nigerian military, a former governor of Abia State, Chief Orji Uzor Kalu, has said that the IPOB’s leader is currently in London. ‘Nnamdi Kanu is where I told you []The post Nnamdi Kanu is in London, Kalu Insists appeared first on THISDAYLIVE.
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