Nigeria Newspapers: Today’s Thisday Newspaper Headlines [27 September, 2018].

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Testy Duel in Osun as SDP Partners APC to Battle PDP
Thu, 27 Sep 2018

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Today’s supplementary governorship election in Osun State promises to be a testy fight as the candidate of the Social Democratic Party (SDP), Senator Iyiola Omisore, wednesday finally pitched his tent with the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC) candidate, Alhaji Gboyega Oyetola, against the leading contender, Senator Ademola Adeleke of the main opposition Peoples Democratic Party (PDP).

Last Saturday’s contest, in which 48 parties participated, could not produce a clear winner, as the Returning Officer, Prof. Joseph Fuwape, declared the election inconclusive on the ground that the margin of win between the two leading candidates was lower than the number of cancelled votes.
According to him, Adeleke scored 254,698 votes while his closest rival, Oyetola, was credited with 254,345 votes. Omisore got 128,049 votes to take the third position. He had to declare a re-run because the 353-votes difference between Adeleke and Oyetola were less than the 3,498 cancelled votes.

Subsequently, the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) declared a re-run in seven units spread across Orolu Local Government Area (three units, 947 votes); Ife South (two units, 1,314 votes); Ife North (one unit, 353 votes); and Osogbo (one unit, 884 votes).

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Omisore who came a distant third immediately became the beautiful bride being wooed by both the PDP and APC, largely because the contiguous Ife North and Ife South local councils are believed to be his strong hold even though they were won by the APC.

Omisore eventually decided on the side of APC wednesday even as the Conference of All Registered Political Parties in the state also declared support for its candidate, Oyetola.

The agreement, THISDAY gathered, might not be unconnected with details which emerged from the fence-mending meeting between Omisore and chieftains of the APC led by its National Chairman, Mr. Adams Oshiomhole, governor-elect of Ekiti State, Dr. Kayode Fayemi and Ogun State Governor, Senator Ibikunle Amosun, in Ile Ife.

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Despite FG’s Offer of Reopening Talks, Labour Begins Strike Thursday
Thu, 27 Sep 2018
Banks, petrol stations to shut down Onyebuchi Ezigbo in Abuja Organised labour has made good its threat to commence a warning strike across the country thursday, asking all its members to ignore work and stay at home from the middle of last night. By the industrial action, all public and private offices, including banks and []The post Despite FG’s Offer of Reopening Talks, Labour Begins Strike Thursday appeared first on THISDAYLIVE.
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Fidelity Bank Sustains Growth Trajectory, Profits Soar by 27% to N13bn
Thu, 27 Sep 2018
Gross earnings hit N88.9bn ‘80% of total transactions now digital Nume Ekeghe Fidelity Bank Plc posted an impressive half year results for 2018, recording a double-digit growth in key revenue lines and achieving significant traction in her chosen business segments. Details of the audited half year results, for the period ended June 30, 2018, released []The post Fidelity Bank Sustains Growth Trajectory, Profits Soar by 27% to N13bn appeared first on THISDAYLIVE.
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Ambode Takes up the Gauntlet, Ready for Primary
Thu, 27 Sep 2018
Says his re-election will stabilise Lagoss economy Gboyega Akinsanmi After weeks of sustained negotiations for a return ticket, Lagos State Governor, Mr. Akinwunmi Ambode, wednesday affirmed that he would participate in the primary election on the platform of All Progressives Congress (APC) on Saturday. Ambode also said a return of the APC ticket to him []The post Ambode Takes up the Gauntlet, Ready for Primary appeared first on THISDAYLIVE.
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Power Supply Stagnates at 3,761MW, Sector Loses N381bn
Thu, 27 Sep 2018
Chineme Okafor in Abuja Nigeria’s power sector has struggled to sustain an average daily supply of 3,761 megawatts (MW) within the first nine months of 2018, according to a performance trend data obtained from the office of the Vice President, Prof. Yemi Osinbajo. The power sector also lost N381 billion during the period under review []The post Power Supply Stagnates at 3,761MW, Sector Loses N381bn appeared first on THISDAYLIVE.
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Concerns in Nigeria, Others over US Fed Interest Rate Hike
Thu, 27 Sep 2018
Obinna Chima The United States Federal Reserve wednesday raised interest rates again at the end of its Federal Open Market Committee (FOMC) meeting, raising concerns of increased turmoil in emerging markets (EMs). Specifically, the Fed increased the target for the banks benchmark rate by 0.25 per cent, to a range of two-2.25 per cent. This []The post Concerns in Nigeria, Others over US Fed Interest Rate Hike appeared first on THISDAYLIVE.
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PDP Asks Buhari to Investigate First Lady over Alleged N2.5bn Scandal
Thu, 27 Sep 2018
Says INEC’s double standard threatens 2019 elections Adedayo Akinwale and Palvin Namero in Abuja The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) has challenged President Muhammadu Buhari to show his zero tolerance for corruption by allowing for an open inquest into the N2.5 billion scandal, involving the First Lady, Aisha Buhari. The leadership of the main opposition party []The post PDP Asks Buhari to Investigate First Lady over Alleged N2.5bn Scandal appeared first on THISDAYLIVE.
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Report: Africa’s Remittance Income is Key Economic Booster
Thu, 27 Sep 2018
Emma Okonji The third quarter 2018 report of the Institute of Chartered Accountants in England and Wales (ICAEW), produced by partner and forecaster, Oxford Economics, which focused on the African region economic performance, revealed that Africa projected a positive economic outlook, with remittance income expected to be a key economic booster in the coming months. []The post Report: Africas Remittance Income is Key Economic Booster appeared first on THISDAYLIVE.
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FG, States, LGs Share N741.843bn for August
Thu, 27 Sep 2018
Ndubuisi Francis in Abuja The three tiers of government federal, states and local governments shared a total of N741.843 billion as the Federation Account Allocation Committee (FAAC) met in Abuja yesterday to distribute revenue for the month of August. The allocations were shared even as the federal government avoided comments on the alleged withholding []The post FG, States, LGs Share N741.843bn for August appeared first on THISDAYLIVE.
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Skye Bank Directors Under Investigation, Says NDIC
Thu, 27 Sep 2018
CBN signs MOU with African countries hosting Nigerian banks Nume Ekeghe Following the revocation of Skye Bank Plc licence by the Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN), the former chairman and another director of the defunct bank, Mr. Tunde Ayeni and Dr. Festus Fadeyi are currently under investigation. This is coming as the Central Bank of []The post Skye Bank Directors Under Investigation, Says NDIC appeared first on THISDAYLIVE.
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APC Primaries: Oshiomhole Threatens to Sack Erring State Party Executives
Thu, 27 Sep 2018
Onyebuchi Ezigbo in Abuja National Chairman of the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC), Adams Oshiomohle, has cautioned that the leadership of the party will dismiss any member of a state executive of the party who takes side in the Saturday’s primary election. Addressing the APC forum of state chairmen last night in Abuja, Oshiomhole said []The post APC Primaries: Oshiomhole Threatens to Sack Erring State Party Executives appeared first on THISDAYLIVE.
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Imo Deputy Governor, Madumere, Resumes Duty
Thu, 27 Sep 2018
Amid jubilation arising from victory at the state High Court where his removal from office was quashed on Tuesday, Deputy Governor of Imo State, Prince Eze Madumere, yesterday resumed duty. He resumed duty yesterday in compliance with the court order that he resumes duty immediately and told the state indigenes and other supporters that he []The post Imo Deputy Governor, Madumere, Resumes Duty appeared first on THISDAYLIVE.
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Rivers Will Teach PDP Lesson If Convention is Held Elsewhere, Wike Threatens
Thu, 27 Sep 2018
Ernest Chinwo in Port Harcourt Rivers State Governor, Nyesom Wike, has declared that there would be consequences if the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) succumbs to pressures from planted presidential aspirants to move the party’s National Convention away from Port Harcourt, the Rivers State capital. He further declared that the State would not support any desperate []The post Rivers Will Teach PDP Lesson If Convention is Held Elsewhere, Wike Threatens appeared first on THISDAYLIVE.
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Buhari at UNGA, Pledges Nigeria’s Commitment against Tuberculosis
Thu, 27 Sep 2018
Omololu Ogunmade in Abuja President Muhammadu Buhari yesterday in New York pledged Nigeria’s commitment to eradicating tuberculosis in the future. The president made the pledge while addressing a summit on the theme, ‘United Against Tuberculosis: Global Action Against Global Threat’ on the sidelines of the 73rd Session of the United Nations General Assembly. He said []The post Buhari at UNGA, Pledges Nigeria’s Commitment against Tuberculosis appeared first on THISDAYLIVE.
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