Nigeria Newspapers: Today’s Guardian Newspaper Headlines [20 September, 2018].

Hope rises for Ambode as Tinubu mulls pardon
Thu, 20 Sep 2018
Fortune may smile on Lagos State Governor Akinwunmi Ambode as the leadership of the All Progressives Congress (APC) steps up pressure on National Leader Bola Tinubu to back the incumbent’s re-election.The duo has been at loggerheads, with Tinubu supporting a former Commissioner for Commerce and Industry, Mr. Babajide Sanwo-Olu, ahead of the September 29 primary to select the party’s flag-bearer.

Sanwo-Olu reportedly has the nod of the powerful Mandate Group, which is loyal to Tinubu.But indications that the crisis might be resolved in favour of Ambode became apparent following a meeting attended by President Muhammadu Buhari and some APC governors on Tuesday.

This was at the mega rally for Alhaji Gboyega Oyetola, APC’s aspirant in Saturday’s Osun State gubernatorial election. The party’s leadership was said to have pleaded with Tinubu to let go of his grievances and allow Ambode return for a second term.It was learnt that former governors of Osun and Ogun States, Chief Bisi Akande and Aremo Segun Osoba, started the peace overture, as they led Ambode to entreat the national leader.

The move might have been pre-planned, as Ambode rarely attends such occasions. His appearance in Osogbo, alongside his wife Bolanle, therefore gave rise to this suspicion. Sources said Tinubu, out of respect for Akande and Osoba, promised to let pass his grouse. But with a condition: his political loyalists in Lagos, who have made up their minds that Ambode must go, must be consulted.

The two advocates then led the incumbent to Osun State Governor Rauf Aregbesola, who is perhaps the closest loyalist of Tinubu. On the advice of the former governors, Ambode was said to have prostrated pleadingly, while the Osun governor expressed his grudges and those of Lagos party members. He also explained why the members insisted they wanted Ambode out.

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On The Road’ Eight Hit Songs To Add To Your Playlist
Thu, 20 Sep 2018
Sometimes, you find yourself stuck in traffic or caught on transit for a terribly long journey that guarantees to be boring. Aside from sleep, what else can you use to pass the time or rather, make it worthwhile, other than music’ We have compiled some songs to include to your playlist and why: Send me []
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Six health risks associated with FGM
Thu, 20 Sep 2018
When it comes to sexual and reproductive health, there still remain some global health challenges that prove to be major barriers in allowing all women the opportunity to live healthy lives.
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Stakeholders berate MTN over persistent default, abuse of law
Thu, 20 Sep 2018
Following double sanctions slammed on the MTN Group over allegations of illegal repatriation of $8.13 billion, and another $2 billion in outstanding taxes, capital market stakeholders believe these are a ‘dent’ on the firm’s corporate governance image.
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South Africa slashes ticket prices for Super Eagles rematch
Thu, 20 Sep 2018
To ensure a massive turn out of Bafana Bafana fans when the Super Eagles come calling in Johannesburg, the South Africa Football Association (SAFA) has slashed the match’s ticket prices, reports footballlive.ng.
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Sani Abacha: 20 Years Later
Thu, 20 Sep 2018
Nigeria’s 10th Head of State, Sani Abacha, was born on this day in 1943. On what would have been his 75th birthday, we take a glimpse back into his life and the legacy he left behind. In 1963, Abacha passed out of the Nigerian Military Training Centre in Kaduna, receiving further training in the UK. []
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TMG alleges inducement of voters with money, others
Thu, 20 Sep 2018
The Transmission Monitoring Group (TMG) has alleged inducement of voters ahead of the governorship election scheduled to hold on September 22. According to the group, there are reports of distribution of money, food items and other gifts by politicians….
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Maigari may be cleared of alleged certificate forgery as NFF elections hold today
Thu, 20 Sep 2018
Former president of the Nigeria Football Federation (NFF), Aminu Maigari, who is one of the contestants in today’s NFF’elections in Katsina State, may be cleared for the exercise, according to reports from the venue.
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Rift between executive, legislature raises concern for economy, says MAN
Thu, 20 Sep 2018
Worried about the slow implementation of the budget, occasioned by rift between the executive and legislative arms of government, local manufacturers have warned on impending economic crisis that may arise from inertia in policy implementation.
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Farmers groan over post-harvest challenges
Thu, 20 Sep 2018
The National Bureau of Statistics (NBS) has said the economy is projected to hit two per cent growth in 2018 provided sustained agricultural growth is maintained.Consequently, the economy grew 1.5% in the Q2 of 2018; contracting from a 1.9% expansion….
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PDP asks court to stop Plateau council polls
Thu, 20 Sep 2018
The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in Plateau State has gone to court to stop the proposed council elections fixed for October 10, 2018 by the Plateau State Independent Electoral Commission (PLASIEC).
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Sanofi, Catholic Archdiocese of Lagos inaugurate diabetes, hypertension clinic
Thu, 20 Sep 2018
To help address the growing incidence of diabetes and hypertension in Nigeria, multinational healthcare company, Sanofi, and the Catholic Archdiocese of Lagos, on September 17 entered into an agreement to provide specialized care in the effective management of the two diseases…
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Train crushes policeman, another to death in Lagos
Thu, 20 Sep 2018
A police Inspector, Philip Kolo, and a commercial motorcyclist were yesterday morning crushed to death by a train. Kolo, said to be attached to the defunct Inspector-General of Police Special Tactical Squad …
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FEC confirms Zainab Ahmed as substantive finance minister
Thu, 20 Sep 2018
The Federal Executive Council (FEC) yesterday confirmed Hajia Zainab Ahmed as substantive Minister of Finance following last weekend’s resignation of the last occupant, Mrs. Kemi Adeosun on account of an NYSC exemption certificate scandal.
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Bridging gap between labs, research institutes, industries
Thu, 20 Sep 2018
*FIIRO establishes catalytic model factories to ensure effective technology diffusion, job creation *Automation Academy for training of engineers, technologists, processors on activation *Develops high nutrient density biscuit from appropriate combinations of locally grown food crops *Nutraceutical product for sickle cell anemia, ready-to-use-therapeutic food to combat malnutrition Several attempts have been made in the past to []
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IPOB bars Ohanaeze from speaking for Igbo as crisis deepens
Thu, 20 Sep 2018
The Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB)’s attempt to stop the Ohanaeze Ndigbo and the South East Governors Forum (SEGF) from speaking for the zone is creating tension in Igboland.
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FG urged to intervene in foreigner’s encroachment on Jaja Nwachukwu’s land
Thu, 20 Sep 2018
The family of Nigeria’s first Foreign Affairs Minister, who was also the First Republic Speaker and Minister of Aviation, Jaja Nwachukwu, has called on President Muhammadu Buhari…
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How not to develop herbal medicine, by experts
Thu, 20 Sep 2018
Herbal medicineS have from time immemorial proven to be potent antidotes to different ailments and its abilities to prevent, combat and annihilate acute illnesses from the human body system.
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Fayemi names inauguration committee members
Thu, 20 Sep 2018
Ekiti State Governor-Elect, Kayode Fayemi, has appointed his wife, Bisi Fayemi and 36 others as members of the Inauguration Committee.The committee will organise a hitch-free ceremony to usher in the new administration on October 16, 2018.
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