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

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Osun Decides: Oyetola, Adeleke, Omisore in Three-Horse Race
Sat, 22 Sep 2018

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For most of yesterday, tension remained very high across the state, with voters bitterly divided among the three leading candidates.

Fear of violence was palpable, considering the rancorous campaigns before the poll.

The allegations by the PDP that the APC was working to rig the poll dominated discussion across the state.

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However, the APC Campaign Council for the election described the motley of allegations and accusations emanating from the PDP as a manifestation of the fear of impending defeat.

The Council’s Media Committee Chairman, Alhaji Lai Mohammed, said with the imminence of defeat for the PDP candidate, the party and its supporters have resorted to making flimsy and unsubstantiated allegations to save face.

The police and other security agencies have assured the people of maximum security, urging them to troop out with confidence.

To ensure adequate security and safety of lives and property, the Inspector General of Police, Ibrahim Idris has approved the deployment of two Police Patrol Surveillance Helicopters, 30 Armoured Personnel Carriers, 10 Armoured Personnel Vehicles and 300 Police patrol vehicles.

Also, police officers and personnel of other security and safety agencies deployed for the elections had been warned to be strict, polite and civil but firm in the discharge of their duties and other responsibilities.

The police in a statement warned that infringement of the Electoral Act, including ‘vote buying and selling’ would not be tolerated.

The police also warned security personnel not to escort their principals and politicians to polling units and collation centres during the election, stressing that any errant security detail will be apprehended and dealt with accordingly.

The Commissioner of Police, Osun State Command, Mr. Olafimihan Adeoye disclosed that 10,000 officers and men would be on the ground to secure the election.

As at press time, a large number of security men were seen on the streets of Osogbo.

There was also a heavy presence of armed policemen including members of the Counter Terrorism Unit around the INEC office in Osogbo.

The Police CTU built a barricade in front of the office while members of the unit also built a shed from where they watched and controlled access to the place

The Deputy Inspector General (DIG) of Police, Operations, Mr. Habila Joshack

said that 13 Commissioners of Police would surpervise the eight area commands in the state and special operations.

Joshack said that all roads leading to the state from other states would be condoned off until after the election. According to him, the election is for Osun residents alone, hence movements from other states will not be allowed.

A total of 1,682,495 registered voters are expected to troop out to vote in the state’s 322 wards across 30 local government areas.

The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) spent most of yesterday distributing sensitive electoral materials to all the local government areas.

The Commission’s Chairman, Prof. Mahmoud Yakubu, who is on ground in Osogbo vowed to conduct a transparent election, stating that 16,000 officials had been deployed in the state to achieve that objective.

Oyetola is APC chieftain, Bola Ahmed Tinubu’s cousin. He also enjoys the support of outgoing Governor Aregbesola.

Already, 12 APC governors are on ground in Osogbo to mobilise support for Oyetola.

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2019 Election: Abdulsalami Worries about Threats to Peace, Unity
Sat, 22 Sep 2018
We have no other place to run to should the country be engulfed by fire By Ademola Babalolain Ibadan former Head of State, Gen. Abdulsalami Abubakar, yesterday in Ibadan, Oyo State, said he would forever be an enemy of anyone that tried to hinder the democratic development of Nigeria or plunge Nigeria into crisis. []The post 2019 Election: Abdulsalami Worries about Threats to Peace, Unity appeared first on THISDAYLIVE.
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Polaris Bank Takes Over as Skye Bank’s Licence is Revoked
Sat, 22 Sep 2018
CBN retains management team, injects N786bn AMCON to get buyer for new bank By Nume Ekeghe The Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) yesterday revoked the operating licence of Skye Bank Plc exactly 27 months after its intervened in the ailing bank. However, in order to avoid a run on the bank, the CBN in consultation []The post Polaris Bank Takes Over as Skye Bank’s Licence is Revoked appeared first on THISDAYLIVE.
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PDP to Buhari: Your Presidency Stinks, Demands Shittu’s Sack, Arrest
Sat, 22 Sep 2018
Minister: My case different from Adeosuns By Onyebuchi EzigboandAdedayo Akinwalein Abuja The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) yesterday said that the revelation that the Minister of Communication, Adebayo Shittu, allegedly skipped the compulsory one-year national service, ‘further validated its position that President Muhammadu Buhari has many persons of questionable character in his cabinet.’ But in []The post PDP to Buhari: Your Presidency Stinks, Demands Shittu’s Sack, Arrest ap
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Tonye Cole and the Moment of Epiphany
Sat, 22 Sep 2018
By Austin Tam-George There is tremendous hunger in Rivers State for an end to the bellicose and toxic politics. Media headlines about the state are frequently about political assassinations, beheadings and inconclusive elections due to widespread violence. As Nigeria’s oil and gas metropolis, Rivers State suffers unique consequences when our social and political spaces []The post Tonye Cole and the Moment of Epiphany appeared first on THISDAYLIVE.
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Pencom Employment Crisis: Beyond the Protests
Sat, 22 Sep 2018
By Abubakar Gwandu It is no longer news that hundreds of young men and women stormed the headquarters of the National Pension Commission (PenCom) a few weeks ago to stage a huge protest over what they termed illegal suspension of the employment of some 43 youth, whom they claimed were duly recruited by the Commission. []The post Pencom Employment Crisis: Beyond the Protests appeared first on THISDAYLIVE.
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The Looming Political War in A’Ibom
Sat, 22 Sep 2018
SATURDAY PERSPECTIVE Beyond the disagreement over whether former governor Godswill Akpabio had almost completed the multi-million hotel in Ikot Ekpene or not lies the fight to control one of Nigeria’s richest states, writes Tobi Soniyi Not until Godswill Akpabio began to make insinuation that tends to cast aspersion on his administration, the Akwa Ibom State []The post The Looming Political War in A’Ibom appeared first on THISDAYLIVE.
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An Appeal to My Dear Asiwaju Bola Ahmed Tinubu
Sat, 22 Sep 2018
Pendulum ByDele Momodu My dear Asiwaju, I pray my letter meets you and yours in fantastic spirit. It has almost become a tradition for me to write, or openly express my views, to you periodically on political issues, since about 2007. Before I go into the meat of my epistle, kindly permit me to establish []The post An Appeal to My Dear Asiwaju Bola Ahmed Tinubu appeared first on THISDAYLIVE.
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Presidency Replies Saraki on Buhari’s Capacity, Says Senate President Dangerous
Sat, 22 Sep 2018
I have capacity to revive Nigeria, says Saraki By Omololu Ogunmadein Abuja andErnest Chinwoin Port Harcourt The Presidency has replied the Senate President, Bukola Saraki over his swipe on President Muhammadu Buhari as lacking in capacity to administer the country and described him as someone who had always been dangerous in his entire political career. []The post Presidency Replies Saraki on Buhari’s Capacity, Says Senate President Dangerous appeared first on THISDAYLIVE.
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2019: I Will Back Agitations forRestructuringif Elected President, Says Tambuwal
Sat, 22 Sep 2018
ByVictor Ogunjein Ado Ekiti A Peoples Democratic Party (PDP)Presidential aspirant and Governor of Sokoto State, Hon. Aminu Tambuwal, has assured that he would back the much sought for restructuring by a segment of Nigeria if elected the President of the country in 2019. Tambuwal added that the presidency remained the symbol of the country, assuring []The post 2019: I Will Back Agitations forRestructuringif Elected President, Says Tambuwal appeared first on THISDAYLIVE.
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GOtv Boxing NextGen Search 4: Remaking Future of Boxing
Sat, 22 Sep 2018
For three days last week in Abeokuta, capital of Ogun State, the effort to remedy the defects in Nigerian boxing continued at GOtv Boxing NextGen Search 4. The dip in the fortunes of the sport from the late 80s had the unavoidable consequence of leaving the country with a crop of ageingboxers, a situation worsened []The post GOtv Boxing NextGen Search 4: Remaking Future of Boxing appeared first on THISDAYLIVE.
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D’Tigress Start FIBA Women’s World Cup Campaign against Australia Today
Sat, 22 Sep 2018
After weeks of training which started in Atlanta and ended in Turkey, African Champions, D’Tigress will start their 2018 FIBA Women’s World Basketball cup campaign against Australia today by 12:30a.m. Nigerian time. D’Tigress who are ranked 34th in the world by FIBA will square up against world number 4, Australia at the San Cristobal de []The post D’Tigress Start FIBA Women’s World Cup Campaign against Australia Today appeared first on THISDAYLIVE.
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Joshua Stakes Titles against Povetkin
Sat, 22 Sep 2018
Tonight Anthony Joshua takes on Alexander Povetkin at the Wembley Stadium and on the line are Joshua’s four belts all the major heavyweight titles aside from Deontay Wilder’s WBC crown. Earlier this year, it looked like the fight we would be seeing here in Wembley was the much-discussed Joshua versus Wilder superfight, but negotiations []The post Joshua Stakes Titles against Povetkin appeared first on THISDAYLIVE.
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Rayon Sports Tackle Enyimba in Aba
Sat, 22 Sep 2018
Rayon Sports will be aiming to cause a major upset when they lock horns with Enyimba in a second-leg 2018 CAF Confederations Cup quarterfinal clash at Enyimba International Stadium in Aba on Sunday afternoon. The reverse fixture in Kigali, Rwanda, ended in a goalless draw with both teams unable to convert a catalogue of goal-scoring []The post Rayon Sports Tackle Enyimba in Aba appeared first on THISDAYLIVE.
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Infantino Congratulates Pinnick on Re-electio
Sat, 22 Sep 2018
President of World Football ruling body, FIFA, Gianni Infantino, has sent a congratulatory message to Amaju Pinnick on his re-election as the President of the Nigeria Football Federation (NFF). The News Agency of Nigeria reports that in the polls conducted by the NFF Electoral Committee in Katsina, Katsina State, Pinnick swept aside three other contestants, []The post Infantino Congratulates Pinnick on Re-electio appeared first on THISDAYLIVE.
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How Dangote Emerged No 1 Brand in Nigeria
Sat, 22 Sep 2018
After an evaluation by brand analysts, the Dangote brand was recently named the number one brand among the Top 50 Brands in Nigeria. One of the analysts, Mr. Taiwo Oluboyede, in this interview with Benneth Oghifo, explains how Dangote emerged number one Can you briefly talk about yourself’ My name is Taiwo Oluboyede and I []The post How Dangote Emerged No 1 Brand in Nigeria appeared first on THISDAYLIVE.
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Dapo Abiodun: Eye on Ogun Governorship
Sat, 22 Sep 2018
Femi Ogbonnikan takes a critical look at the prospects of Prince Dapo Abiodun, an Ogun State Governorship aspirant on the platform of the APC, preparatory to the coming direct primary election in his bid to clinch the governorship ticket ‘There are a thousand excuses for failure, but never a good reason,’ says Mark Twain. This []The post Dapo Abiodun: Eye on Ogun Governorship appeared first on THISDAYLIVE.
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Felix Chuka Ajekwu: A Great Loss
Sat, 22 Sep 2018
By Sam Ekpe One puzzle about life is why good things and good people do not last long. Most of the time very successful careers and potentially great men and women are suddenly cut down, in the prime of their youth by death. Although death is an inevitable end to all mortals, our daily wish []The post Felix Chuka Ajekwu: A Great Loss appeared first on THISDAYLIVE.
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Kewalram Chanrai to Reintroduce Alfa Romeo, Maserati into Nigeria’s Auto Market
Sat, 22 Sep 2018
One of Nigeria’s auto marketing giants, Kewalram Chanrai Group (KCG) has said it plans to reintroduce two of the auto world’s iconic names- Fiat and Jeep- into the local sedan, SUV and pick-up market with an array of current models. Ahead of a formal take-over announcement and re-launch, KCG is lining up the latest models []The post Kewalram Chanrai to Reintroduce Alfa Romeo, Maserati into Nigeria’s Auto Market appeared first on THISDAYLIVE.
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Jaguar Charges Through Channel Tunnel for Cross-Continent I-Pace Drive
Sat, 22 Sep 2018
The all-electric performance SUV began its intercity trip on London’s South Bank, with its 90kWh battery fully charged, before heading to the Channel Tunnel terminal at Folkestone. But unlike the 80 million vehicles that have made the crossing by train since the Channel Tunnel opened, the I-PACE travelled the 50km through the world’s longest undersea []The post Jaguar Charges Through Channel Tunnel for Cross-Continent I-Pace Drive appeared first on THISDAYLIVE.
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