Nigeria Newspapers: Today’s Daily Sun Newspaper Headlines [22 September, 2018].

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Battle for Lagos: Ambode turns to God as APC elders seal his fate
Sat, 22 Sep 2018

The storm raised by the troubling politicking over the All Progressives Congress (APC) party nomination for the Governorship of Lagos State in the 2019 polls continues to rage unabated, and unlikely to dissipate any time soon.

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Before anyone, however, can hazard a guess on how the saga will likely end, it is prudent that he visits Epe, the hometown of the incumbent, Governor Akinwunmi Ambode. The mood in Epe–a town gripped by tension––is fever pitch. The people’s sentiment is at boiling point. In rallying for its own, people of Epe town have gone ballistic spiritually to quell the tempest threatening to bring to a halt the upward trajectory of their rising son.

Gov. Ambode is presently battling an internal wrangling within his party that has resulted in the emergence of two other APC stalwarts, Mr Babajide Sanwo-Olu and Mr Obafemi Hamzat, who have both signified their interest in slugging it out with him at the party’s primary for the APC governorship ticket in Lagos State. The emergence of the duo followed a rumoured frosty relationship between Ambode and APC National Leader, Asiwaju Bola Ahmed Tinubu, who hitherto was regarded as his political godfather and mentor.
While cloak-and-dagger maneuverings continue to play out in the party, the people of Epe have moved the fight to a spiritual level as they embark on combative prayers to dismantle the various forces arraying against the embattled governor.

While tension is rising in the political firmament of the centre of excellence, a group of APC elders called the Governor’s Advisory Council, GAC dominated mainly by Tinubu’s trusted allies, will today at a scheduled meeting in Ikeja take a final position on who the party will present to the public for support in the 2019 polls.

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The body had met on Tuesday to consider pleas and various interventions from different groups and prominent individuals to consider Ambode for a second term. The meeting however ended without a definite answer to the embattled governor. One of the decisions taken at the Tuesday meeting was that the governor will not be allowed to sit in today’s meeting when the party elders will decide his fate. A notable source who attended the meeting told Saturday Sun that, “For us, we already know the direction things will go in today’s meeting because after the Tuesday’s parley, Asiwaju left us with a strongly coded rhetorical question, that is, ‘can you pack back into a bottle the beer you want to drink after spilling same on the floor?”

With this, today’s meeting may just be a mere ceremony to say a capital NO to the governor as majority of those who will attend the event are already bitter against Ambode and have not hidden their opposition to his style of governance and bid for a second term.

Saturday Sun visited Epe on September 18, 2018, and found a town that was to a large extent a cauldron of anger. Right from the park, various gatherings––of Okada riders, free readers at newsstands and traders––were engaged in animated discussions and heated debates that centred on Governor Ambode’s current political travails.

That was not surprising, given that the governor has proven himself as an illustrious son of the soil, having brought remarkable infrastructural development to Epe, a community that was hitherto an economic backwater.

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Buhari condoles with President Magufuli, Tanzanians over ferry disaster
Sat, 22 Sep 2018
NAN President Muhammadu Buhari has commiserated with President John Magufuli and the people of Tanzania on the tragic MV Nyerere ferry disaster in the south of Lake Victoria. Malam Garba Shehu, the Senior Special Assistant to the President on Media and Publicity, issued the president’s condolence message in Abuja on Friday. The disaster has so []The post Buhari condoles with President Magufuli, Tanzanians over ferry disaster appeared first on The Sun Nigeria.
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NSE suspends trading on Skye Bank shares
Sat, 22 Sep 2018
NAN The Nigerian Stock Exchange (NSE) on Friday officially notified the investing public that Skye Bank Plc shares would be suspended from trading on Sept. 24. The exchange gave the notice in Lagos in a statement by Mr Olumide Orojimi, Head, Corporate Communications and Mr Godstime Iwenekhai Head, Listings Regulations. NSE said in the statement []The post NSE suspends trading on Skye Bank shares appeared first on The Sun Nigeria.
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Nigeria assures international community of credible, peaceful 2019 polls
Sat, 22 Sep 2018
NAN Nigeria has assured the international community that the 2019 general election will be credible and peaceful. The Minister of Foreign Affairs, Mr Geoffrey Onyeama, gave the assurance at a press briefing in New York ahead of the high level general assembly debate next week. Onyeama explained that President Muhammadu Buhari had assured the international []The post Nigeria assures international community of credible, peaceful 2019 polls appeared first on The Sun Nigeria.
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Osinbajo inaugurates TraderMoni in Owerri
Sat, 22 Sep 2018
NAN Vice President Yemi Osinbajo will on Saturday inaugurate TraderMoni initiative, a Federal Government’s Social Investment Programme, in Owerri, Imo State. Laolu Akande, Senior Special Assistant to the President on Media and Publicity, Office of the Vice President, disclosed this in a statement on Friday in Abuja. The initiative was designed to assist petty traders []The post Osinbajo inaugurates TraderMoni in Owerri appeared first on The Sun Nigeria.
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A’Ibom: Police gives Etim Ekpo, Ukanafun youths 5 days to surrender arms
Sat, 22 Sep 2018
NAN The Police Command in Akwa Ibom on Friday appealed to aggrieved youths of Etim Ekpo and Ukanafun local government areas to lay down their arms within five days and embrace peace. The appeal is contained in a statement signed by DSP MacDon Odiko, the Command’s Public Relations Officer (PPRO), and made available to the []The post A’Ibom: Police gives Etim Ekpo, Ukanafun youths 5 days to surrender arms appeared first on The Sun Nigeria.
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Grassroots devt, panacea for societal ills, says Lagos guber hopeful
Sat, 22 Sep 2018
Bianca Iboma Lagos State Alliance for Democracy, AD, governorship candidate, High Chief Owolabi Salis, has harped on the need to revamp grassroots politics, governance and the economy, saying it remain the panacea to good governance in the country. Owolabi said for any society to experience real development, it has to empower the voiceless and vulnerable []The post Grassroots devt, panacea for societal ills, says Lagos guber hopeful appeared first on The Sun Nigeria.
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APC desperate to remain in power, Tambuwal alleges
Sat, 22 Sep 2018
Governor Aminu Tambuwal of Sokoto State has said the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC) is desperate to remain in power and ‘that is why it is trying to shut down opposing voice in the country.’ Governor Tambuwal stated this in Ado-Ekiti, on Friday, while meeting Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) delegates to the coming national convention []The post APC desperate to remain in power, Tambuwal alleges appeared first on The Sun Nigeria.
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2019: Be wary of money bag politicians ‘ ex Minister Moro tells Benue electorate
Sat, 22 Sep 2018
Rose Ejembi, Makurdi A former Minister of Interior, Comrade Abba Moro, who is also a major contender for the Benue South Senatorial seat on the platform of People Democratic Party (PDP), has advised Benue electorate to beware of money bag politicians whose stock in trade is to seek their support during elections only to abandon []The post 2019: Be wary of money bag politicians ex Minister Moro tells Benue electorate appeared first on The Sun Nigeria.
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NNPC faults Police report on alleged hidden $470.5m, N8b
Sat, 22 Sep 2018
Uche Usim, Abuja NNPC faults Police report on alleged hidden $470.5m, N8bto have uncovered $470.5 million and another N8 billion belonging to NNPCs Brass Liquefied Natural Gas. The Police Spokesman, Jimoh Moshood, in a statement, in Abuja, on Thursday, said the staggering sums were secretly stashed in various commercial banks, in total violation of government’s []The post NNPC faults Police report on alleged hidden $470.5m, N8b appeared first on The Sun Nigeria.
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Flood: Delta records child birth at IDP camp
Sat, 22 Sep 2018
Paul Osuyi, Asaba The Internally Displaced Persons (IDP) camp for flood victims at Ogbe-Afor Primary School, Asaba, Delta State has recorded the safe delivery of a baby girl by one Mrs. Chidinma Ismaila. The baby was delivered with the assistance of the chairman of Delta State Primary Healthcare Development Agency, Dr. (Mrs.) Isioma Okobah, who []The post Flood: Delta records child birth at IDP camp appeared first on The Sun Nigeria.
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Man stabs co-tenant to death in Benin
Sat, 22 Sep 2018
Tony Osauzo’, Benin A 30-year-old tenant, Chinonso Okereke, has been reportedly stabbed to death over the use of bathroom by his caretaker, who is also a co-tenant of the deceased identified as Osaze Nosakhare, in Benin-City. The killer caretaker is said have fled into hiding just as other tenants of the building, situated at No. []The post Man stabs co-tenant to death in Benin appeared first on The Sun Nigeria.
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2019: Imo APC’ll stand by Buhari, Oshiomhole ‘ state chair
Sat, 22 Sep 2018
Stanley Uzoaru, Owerri The Imo State chapter of the s the All Progressives Congress (APC) has said that it would continue to stand by President Muhammadu Buhari and the National chairman of the party, Adams Oshiomhole, despite the crisis presently bedeviling the party. Chairman of the party in the state, Daniel Nwafor, stated this while []The post 2019: Imo APC’ll stand by Buhari, Oshiomhole state chair appeared first on The Sun Nigeria.
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Skye Bank: Customers storm ATMs in panic withdrawal
Sat, 22 Sep 2018
Uche Usim, Abuja Scores of Skye Bank customers thronged various Automated Teller Machines (ATMs) in panic within the Abuja metropolis as soon as the news broke Friday evening that the Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) had revoked the operating licence of the commercial bank. Aside the long queues usually seen at weekends, yesterdays drama was []The post Skye Bank: Customers storm ATMs in panic withdrawal appeared first on The Sun Nigeria.
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Osun rectangular guber battle
Sat, 22 Sep 2018
This Saturday’s election will be unlike the 2014 contest. This time, four major parties are making efforts to have significant presence in the rectangular battle. Ismail Omipidan, Bamigbola Gbolagunte and Clement Adeyi, Osogbo In 2014, the Osun State governorship contest was a straight fight between the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC) and the opposition, Peoples []The post Osun rectangular guber battle appeared first on The Sun Nigeria.
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We have APC’s orders to remove Saraki ‘ Omo-Agege
Sat, 22 Sep 2018
Senator Ovie Omo-Agege is the only All Progressives Congress (APC) senator from Delta State in the 8th Senate. In this interview conducted by PAUL OSUYI, he speaks on why the Senate President, Bukola Saraki must be impeached, insisting that as a member of the opposition party, Saraki is not supposed to head the National Assembly. []The post We have APCs orders to remove Saraki Omo-Agege appeared first on The Sun Nigeria.
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Presidency to blame for Saraki’s, Dogara’s defection ‘ Buhari’s man, Ali Ndume
Sat, 22 Sep 2018
Senator Mohammed Ali Ndume is theimmediate-past Leader of the Senate. He represents Borno South Senatorial District in the National Assembly. He is a core supporter of President Muhammadu Buhari’s second term bid. In this interview with FRED ITUA, he slammed the presidency and the executive for failing to lobby and reach out to aggrieved members []The post Presidency to blame for Sarakis, Dogaras defection Buharis man, Ali Ndume appeared first on The Sun Nigeria.
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Man United to be without 5 players for Wolves match
Sat, 22 Sep 2018
NAN Manchester United will be missing five players for Saturday’s Premier League home game against Wolverhampton Wanderers, with Diogo Dalot to be rested, Marcos Rojo and Ander Herrera not fully fit and Nemanja Matic and Marcus Rashford suspended. Dalot, who was signed from Porto in the closed season, impressed on his United debut in their []The post Man United to be without 5 players for Wolves match appeared first on The Sun Nigeria.
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Matty Askin rules out ‘stupid’ tactics against Lawrence Okolie at Wembley
Sat, 22 Sep 2018
Sky Sports British champion Matty Askin says he will not employ the stupid tactics of Lawrence Okolies past opponents in their cruiserweight clash at Wembley. The experienced title holder makes his second defence against Okolie, one of Britains most exciting prospects, on the undercard for Anthony Joshuas world title fight with Alexander Povetkin on Saturday, []The post Matty Askin rules out stupid tactics against Lawrence Okolie at Wembley appeared first on The Sun Nigeria.
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Man City’s De Bruyne targets derby day return
Sat, 22 Sep 2018
NAN Manchester City midfielder Kevin de Bruyne is recovering ahead of schedule from a knee injury and hopes to return to action against rivals Manchester United in the Premier League in November. The Belgium international, who scored eight goals and provided 16 assists in City’s record-breaking league title triumph last season, picked up the injury []The post Man City’s De Bruyne targets derby day return appeared first on The Sun Nigeria.
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How Oyegun destroyed APC ‘ Shehu Sani
Sat, 22 Sep 2018
The senator representing Kaduna Central in the National Assembly, Shehu Sani, has taken a swipe at the immediate past leadership of the All Progressives Congress (APC) led by Chief John Odigie-Oyegun. Sani, who spoke with AIDOGHIE PAULINUS in Abuja, said Oyegun’s leadership was a transactional one that simply wanted to appease everybody and, at the []The post How Oyegun destroyed APC Shehu Sani appeared first on The Sun Nigeria.
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Association of beggars bought form for me
Sat, 22 Sep 2018
The beggars’ president went on to tell me how they considered me peaceful, wonderful and all the other ‘fuls’. He recounted all my stupidities in addition, which he tried to make sound like achievements. Usoro I. Usoro They stormed my house, yesterday. A sea-head of them. Some crawled under the gate. Some climbed the fence. []The post Association of beggars bought form for me appeared first on The Sun Nigeria.
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ADR and the complexity of doing good
Sat, 22 Sep 2018
It is unwise for society to continue to look at the good of mediation without as much as taking steps to address the hurt it inflicts on a critical segment of society. Valentino Buoro The emergence of alternative dispute resolution (ADR) processes into the judicial system has been hailed in several quarters as the best []The post ADR and the complexity of doing good appeared first on The Sun Nigeria.
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Direct or indirect primaries, which is more democratic
Sat, 22 Sep 2018
For grassroots democracy, a direct primary election is preferred to ensure quality selection by the party members within a constituency Steve Dike Gilbert Ekezie Aare Taju Balogun Politician My take on the issue is that both are accepted in every democratic practice. But the indirect system, also known as the collegiate system, whereby only []The post Direct or indirect primaries, which is more democratic’ appeared first on The Sun Nigeria.
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Is marriage an achievement
Sat, 22 Sep 2018
Marriage truly tests the love that couples think they have for each other and staying happily married is the real achievement. Kate Halim There’s been a continuous discussion about whether marriage is an achievement or not. While some people insist that marriage is an achievement because it accords women respect in this part of the []The post Is marriage an achievement’ appeared first on The Sun Nigeria.
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Two of us executed in Liberia
Sat, 22 Sep 2018
The civil war in Liberia translated into a veritable nightmare for me and three other Nigerian reporters, with two of my colleagues killed in cold blood. Mike Awoyinfa Anietie Usen in his new book remembers Tayo Awotosin and Krees Imodibe killed by Charles Taylor. The civil war in Liberia translated into a veritable nightmare for []The post Two of us executed in Liberia appeared first on The Sun Nigeria.
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Behind Ghana jail walls
Sat, 22 Sep 2018
An assessment of documentsobtained by Saturday Sun shows that a quarter of the Nigerian inmates are likely to spend not less than 50 years behind bars. Musa Jibril In the first week of September, the Nigerian community in Accra, capital of Ghana, was mourning the loss of one of its members who passed on the []The post Behind Ghana jail walls appeared first on The Sun Nigeria.
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Preventing national flood disasters
Sat, 22 Sep 2018
Federal government’s declaration of national disaster in four states has again brought to the fore the perennial challenges of flood management and control in the country. Director-General of the National Emergency Management Agency (NEMA) Mustapha Maihaja, while declaring the flooding in Kogi, Niger, Delta and Anambra states as national disasters at the behest of the []The post Preventing national flood disasters appeared first on The Sun Nigeria.
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I’m too possessive to marry an actor ‘ Ferrari Bongkem, actress
Sat, 22 Sep 2018
Ferrari Bongkem is my real name. My dad named me ‘Ferrari while Bongkem is my indigenous name, being a Cameroonian. Damilola Fatunmise Ferrari Bongkem is blessed with rare acting talent. Popularly known as ‘Omotoke Gold’ in Nollywood, the chubby role interpreter, who is also a producer and skin therapist, opens up on her career, relationship, []The post I’m too possessive to marry an actor ‘ Ferrari Bongkem, actress appeared first on The Sun Nigeria.
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