Nigeria Newspapers: Today’s Punch Newspaper Headlines [30 September, 2018].

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Ambodes hopes fade as tension marks APC gov primaries today
Sun, 30 Sep 2018

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Residents in states where the All Progressives Congress and the Peoples Democratic Party will elect their governorship candidates for the 2019 governorship election have expressed fears of possible breakdown of law and order during the primaries today

Investigations by SUNDAY PUNCH correspondents, who spoke with political party leaders, aspirants and some residents of the affected states, revealed that the exercises might not be without violence.
In Lagos for instance, supporters of the incumbent governor, Akinwunmi Ambode may on Monday clash with those of the APC leaders who are supporting the emergence of Mr. Babajide Sanwo-Olu.

This situation may not be different in Oyo State where there are fears that APC members, who are loyal to a former governor of the state, Adebayo Alao-Akala, may have a raw deal with loyalists of Governor Abiola Ajimobi, who wants to install a successor.

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Five Ogun aspirants battle Amosun’s choice

It will be a battle between the consensus candidate of the Ogun West Elders Council, Adekunle Akinlade, and the alliance of five aspirants, mostly from the Ogun East Senatorial district.

The five aspirants in the alliance are Senator Adegbenga Kaka; Dapo Abiodun; Jimi Lawal; Bimbo Ashiru, and Abayomi Hunye, who is the only one from Ogun West.

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Ayade unopposed as PDP disqualifies other aspirants
Sun, 30 Sep 2018
affe mudiaga The Peoples Democratic Party has disqualified two aspirants challenging the reelection bid of Governor Ben Ayade for the partys ticket in the governorship primary scheduled for Sunday (today). The two aspirants Mr Emmanuel Ibeshi and Dr. Paul Udayi however , rejected their disqualification, saying it was an act of impunity and []
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Ojukwus widow battles billionaires for APGA senatorial ticket
Sun, 30 Sep 2018
ANTHONY OKAFOR Ambassador Bianca Ojukwu, the widow of the late Igbo leader, Chukwukwuemeka Ojukwu will on Wednesday, face two billionaires, Ifeanyi Ubah and Nicholas Ukachukwu in the senatorial primary of the All Progressives Grand Alliance for Anambra South district. Others in the race are the son of first republic aviation minister, Ikenna Amaechi and Anselm []
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Abia monarchs endorses Ikpeazu
Sun, 30 Sep 2018
OGBONNAYA IKOKWU The Abia State Council of Traditional Rulers has endorsed Governor Okezie Ikpeazu as the only candidate that would contest the 2019 Governorship election in Abia State. The traditional rulers from all autonomous communities in the state cited good performance in office, equity and the prevailing peace in the state as the reason for []
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Court will nullify service chiefs appointments if challenged Agbakoba
Sun, 30 Sep 2018
A Senior Advocate of Nigeria, Mr Olisa Agbakoba, in this interview with TOBI AWORINDE, faults the appointment of all heads of security agencies, who are mostly from the North How do you feel about the appointment of heads of security agencies, who are mostly from the North’ Obviously, it is contradictory to the constitutional requirement []
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Osadebes son, nine others die in Edo, Anambra flood
Sun, 30 Sep 2018
SIMON UTEBOR and THEOPHILUS ONOJEGHEN with agency reports The Chairman of Esan South East Local Government Area of Edo, Mr. Victor Emuankhagbon, on Saturday confirmed that six deaths were recorded in the flooded communities in the area. Emuankhagbon stated this when he received a delegation of National Emergency Management Agency and officials of the Federal []
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Money-based politics jeopardising our future Sultan
Sun, 30 Sep 2018
Friday OLOKOR The Sultan of Sokoto, Alhaji Saad Abubakar III, said on Saturday that money-based politics was a major factor responsible for unprecedented corruption and bad governance in the country. The monarch, who is also the President-General, Nigeria Supreme Council for Islamic Affairs, made the assertion at the 23rd Ummah Convention, organised by the Ummah []
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EU, UK, US decry intimidation of voters during Osun poll
Sun, 30 Sep 2018
ADELANI ADEPEGBA and TOBI AWORINDE Delegations from the Missions of the European Union, the United Kingdom and the United States said they observed widespread interference and intimidation of voters, journalists, and civil society observers by political party supporters and security agencies during Osun governorship rerun. The observers noted that their findings mirrored those of leading []
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GAC endorses Sanwo-Olu for Lagos APC gov ticket
Sun, 30 Sep 2018
Gbenga Adeniji The Governors Advisory Council of the Lagos chapter of the All Progressives Congress on Saturday endorsed Mr Babajide Sanwo-Olu for the partys governorship ticket in 2019. Sanwo-Olu is a former Commissioner for Training and Establishment in the state. SUNDAY PUNCH gathered that the six-hour meeting held at the Bourdillon, Ikoyi, Lagos, residence of []
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APCs victory in Osun shows democracy at work Tinubu
Sun, 30 Sep 2018
The national leader of the All Progressives Congress, Asiwaju Bola Tinubu, says the partys victory in the Osun governorship election shows that democracy is at work in the country. Tinubu said this after he received the state governor, Rauf Aregbesola; and the governor-elect, Alhaji Gboyega Oyetola, at his residence in Ikoyi, Lagos on Friday evening. []
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Buhari condoles with Indonesia over Tsunami
Sun, 30 Sep 2018
President Muhammadu Buhari on Saturday sympathised with the government and people of Indonesia over the latest Tsunami and earthquake that hit Indonesias Central Sulawesi Island. In a statement by his Senior Special Assistant on Media and Publicity, Garba Shehu, the President said the natural disaster, which claimed nearly 400 lives, was devastating beyond description. No []
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Strike paralyses activities in Kwara, Kano, Kogi hospitals
Sun, 30 Sep 2018
SUCCESS NWOGU, TED ODOGWU and GBENGA ODOGUN The anguish of patients of public hospitals across the country has worsened as a result of the ongoing strike embarked upon by the organised labour. When one of our correspondents visited the University of Ilorin Teaching Hospital and some Kwara-owned hospitals, it was observed that many families had []
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Chinese leader hails Buhari
Sun, 30 Sep 2018
The President of the Peoples Republic of China, Xi Jinping, has congratulated President Muhammadu Buhari 58th Independence of Nigeria holding on Monday. The Special Adviser to the President on Media and Publicity, Mr. Femi Adesina, disclosed this in a statement on Saturday. Adesina said in his congratulatory letter, Xi Jinping praised Buhari for stabilising the []
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LG boss lauds industrialist over power project
Sun, 30 Sep 2018
WILLIAMS BABALOLA The Chairman, Ona Ara Local Government Area of Oyo State, Mr. Buliaminu Ogundele, has commended the efforts of an industrialist, Mr. Dotun Sanusi, for restoring electricity to some communities in the area that have been in darkness in the last 14 years. Sanusi, who is the Chief Executive Officer of Ilaji Stadium and []
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Saraki eulogises dead NAF pilot
Sun, 30 Sep 2018
LEKE BAIYEWU The President of the Senate, Dr Bukola Saraki, has commiserated with the Nigerian Air Force and the family of the pilot who lost his life in a crash in Abuja on Friday. Saraki, in a statement by his Special Adviser on Media and Publicity, Yusuph Olaniyonu, on Saturday, described the pilot and his []
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Its dangerous to trust Buhari with our security Jang
Sun, 30 Sep 2018
Friday OLOKOR A former governor of Plateau State and senator representing Plateau North in the National Assembly, Jonah Jang, has condemned the invasion of Rukuba Road, Jos North Plateau State, by bandits. According to him, President Muhammdu Buhari and Governor Simon Lalong should resign with immediate effect having displayed unfathomable insensitivity and cluelessness in the []
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Its untrue that staph is sexually transmitted Expert
Sun, 30 Sep 2018
A professor at the Department of Microbiology, University of Ibadan, Oluwaseun Garuba, discusses staphylococcus and its prevention with DOLAPO AKITOYE What is staph infection’ Basically, staph is staphylococcus. Staphylococcus is a genus and in this genus, there are many species of staphylococcus. There is staphylococcus aureus, staphylococcus pyogenes and staphylococcus epidermidis. Infection resulting from staphylococcus []
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I disagreed with our parties agenda to make Nigeria ungovernable after 1999 presidential poll Falae
Sun, 30 Sep 2018
A former Secretary to the Government of the Federation and ex-Minister of Finance, Chief Oluyemi Falae, talks about his life and career with PETER DADA Please tell us more about your background. From the story I was told by my parents, I was born in a dramatic way on September 21, 1938. I was born []
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National honour motivated me to do more Folusho Olaniyan
Sun, 30 Sep 2018
Programme Director, Agrainnovate West Africa, Folusho Olaniyan, OON, shares her domestic schedule and work life with KORE OGIDAN What can you recall of your childhood’ I was born as Folusho Borisade on June 13, 1967, to the late Hon. Justice Michael Ayorinde Borisade, a former President of the National Industrial Court of Nigeria, and Chief []
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My emergence ‘ll force Buhari to drop ambition ‘ Baba-Ahmed
Sun, 30 Sep 2018
A former member of the House of Representatives and the Senate, Senator Datti Baba-Ahmed, tells LEKE BAIYEWU about his political ambition What do you think qualifies you to be Nigeria’s President’ I am qualified based on the fact that I have satisfied all the constitutional requirements. I have satisfied all the political requirements and social []
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I lost appetite during pregnancy, I only ate for my baby Ene
Sun, 30 Sep 2018
A human resources personnel, Mrs. Mary Ene, shares her joys of motherhood with TOPE OMOGBOLAGUN What is your babys name’ He is Chidubem Bryan Ene. When and where was he born’ He was born on May 4, 2018, in Dallas, Texas, United States of America. Incidentally, his brothers birthday is on May 6. Describe your []
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I rejected N300m bribe to dump APC ‘Binta Garba
Sun, 30 Sep 2018
Hindi Livinus The senator representing Adamawa Northern Senatorial District, Binta Garba, has said the Peoples Democratic Party, in the twilight of the administration of former President Goodluck Jonathan, approached her, as the Chairman of the Adamawa State chapter of the All Progressives Congress, to dump the APC. Garba said she was offered over N300m by []
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APC, PDP shift gov primaries in Lagos, Imo to Monday
Sun, 30 Sep 2018
JOHN ALECHENU The All Progressives Congress has postponed its governorship primary elections in Lagos and Imo states. The election was earlier scheduled to hold on Sunday but postponed till Monday. The party cited the problem associated with logistics in the two states for the decision. The National Chairman of the party, Adams Oshiomhole said this []
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Not being raised by my father not a challenge Emmanuel
Sun, 30 Sep 2018
Nollywood actor, Austin Emmanuel, talks about his fatherhood experience with DOLAPO AKITOYE What does fatherhood mean to you’ Fatherhood is not an easy job but I thank God for His guidance. How did you meet your wife’ I met my wife through my mother-in-law who is an actress. We became friends and dated and then []
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PDP Convention: How Wike mobilised govs to endorse Port Harcourt
Sun, 30 Sep 2018
OLUSOLA FABIYI Fresh facts have emerged on how the Governor of Rivers State, Mr. Nyesom Wike was able to mobilise members of the National Executive Committee of the Peoples Democratic Party to get Port Harcourt endorsed for the party’s national convention on Friday. Investigations by our correspondent showed that two presidential aspirants in the party []
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Time to think of taking charge of your life
Sun, 30 Sep 2018
Gloria Ogunbadejo As we slowly come to the end of the year, there are many things to consider, so much going on in the world, it feels difficult to focus on any one thing. This is the time to create space in your head and in your life to start taking stock and making preparations []
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Foreign exchange inflow dropped by $3.73bn in one month
Sun, 30 Sep 2018
Ifeanyi Onuba The Nigerian economy recorded a total foreign exchange inflow of $6bn in the month of July this year, figures obtained from the Central Bank of Nigeria have shown. The inflow of $6bn when compared with the $9.73bn recorded in June this year represents a decline of $3.73bn. The $3.73bn based on analysis represents []
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Rant here: Ambrose Alli varsity shooting
Sun, 30 Sep 2018
Recently, it was reported that some students and ex-students of the Ambrose Ali University, Ekpoma, Edo State, were killed at a graduation party. Though the management of the university has denied reports that the killing was cult-related, I find it rather intriguing that the university will trivialise the incident as a mere fight between friends []
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I’ve never been probed or facing prosecution ‘Tambuwal
Sun, 30 Sep 2018
Governor Aminu Tambuwal tells JOHN ALECHENU how he plans to win the PDP presidential primary What do you think qualifies Tambuwal to be Nigeria’s President’ I have the experience. I have interacted with Nigerians at all levels as a lawyer and federal legislator who was given the privilege of presiding over the 360-member House of []
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Scrap import duty on power equipment, LCCI tells FG
Sun, 30 Sep 2018
Femi Asu The Lagos Chamber of Commerce and Industry has called for the removal of import duty on all power supply equipment such as solar panels, batteries, inverters, wind mills and other accessories to enable the citizens to adopt individual power solutions. The President, LCCI, Mr Babatunde Ruwase, who spoke during the Power Nigeria Exhibition []
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Meeting public officials
Sun, 30 Sep 2018
Meeting with public/government officials such as governors, lawmakers and presidents among others is a big deal and one must act appropriately when given such an opportunity. Here are a few tips to follow to make sure you have a smooth experience Stick to time It is vital to be prompt and stick to the time []
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Ondo APC may hold parallel legislative primaries
Sun, 30 Sep 2018
PETER DADA As the All Progressives Congress is preparing to hold national and state primaries nationwide, there is an indication that the Ondo State chapter of the party would conduct parallel congresses for the two primaries. It was gathered that the issue bordering on the method of primary to adopt by the party had not []
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Be completely open, honest with your mentor ‘Yimika Adesola
Sun, 30 Sep 2018
Yimika Adesola, 28, is a corporate lawyer and the Chief Executive Officer of Legally Engaged. She speaks about her interest in law and mentorship Have you always wanted to be a lawyer’ I have wanted to be a lawyer for as long as I could make semi-rational decisions. So, while as a very young child, []
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Things are tough but we believe Nigeria will get better Independence Day couples
Sun, 30 Sep 2018
Some Nigerian lovers, who tied the knot on October 1 and 1960, talk about their dreams for Nigeria and why they chose the historic day for their weddings with TOPE OMOGBOLAGUN October 1 is our Independence Day too Oyebanjo How did you meet your spouse’ I am Iyiola Oyebanjo. We met at a church []
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Despite huge gas reserves, power plants suffer shortages
Sun, 30 Sep 2018
The lack of adequate gas supply remains a major challenge facing power generation in Nigeria despite the abundant natural gas reserves in the country, ‘FEMI ASU writes Over the years, many of the nation’s gas-fired power plants which are responsible for over 70 per cent of the energy being generated continue to suffer gas shortages. []
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Al-Hassan, Taraba lawmakers join UDP, ex-minister seeks gov ticket
Sun, 30 Sep 2018
John Alechenu, OLALEKAN ADETAYO and JUSTIN TYOPUUSU The former Minister of Women Affairs and Social Development, Aisha Al-Hassan, on Saturday, officially joined the United Democratic Party only a few hours after resigning from her position and the ruling All Progressives Party. Al-Hassan said on Twitter, ‘I have officially joined my next political party with seven []
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APC presidential primary results, a boost for Buhari
Sun, 30 Sep 2018
OLALEKAN ADETAYO The Presidency on Saturday described the outcome of the All Progressives Congress’ presidential primaries across the states as a major boost to the success of President Muhammadu Buhari during the 2019 presidential election. It also asked political parties in the country to start copying the leadership style of the President. The Senior Special []
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How to enjoy your sleep
Sun, 30 Sep 2018
Dr. Sylvester Ikhisemojie Sleeping positions are some of the most interesting questions people ask about and as it is on the question and answer segment of this page, there are no easy answers. Here, however, are some of the attempts made to explain what are known about the various sleeping positions. Generally speaking, a night []
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Surviving the first year of business
Sun, 30 Sep 2018
The first year of starting up your business is usually the toughest in the lifespan of the business and many quit before the period is over. Here are a few tips to help you survive that wild year of the business Be patient When you start up your own small business, you are excited about []
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Spinning tales
Sun, 30 Sep 2018
Kaine Agary Any law student will admit that some of the cases that form our laws, particularly in criminal law, read like fictional stories. It is incredible what the criminal mind can come up with and the tales that they weave to try to exonerate themselves. Then, centuries after these cases broke legal ground, the []
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Nigerians will trust me in 2019 ‘ Makarfi
Sun, 30 Sep 2018
Senator Ahmed Makarfi tells JOHN ALECHENU that he has the experience needed to win the 2019 presidential election What makes Makarfi stand out from the other PDP presidential aspirants in the 2019 election’ All members of the party aspiring to fly the flag of the party are eminently qualified to be President of this country. []
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Helping the UN to help Nigeria
Sun, 30 Sep 2018
Sonala Olumhense First, I commend the improved quality of President Muhammadu Buharis speech in the general debate of the 73rd United Nations General Assembly last Tuesday. Despite some grammatical shortcomings, it was a much-better effort than his three previous offerings. That said, here are the six of the strangest claims he made: One: that Boko []
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Proposed gas reforms delaying new investments ‘ NGA
Sun, 30 Sep 2018
Femi Asu New investments in gas development have been put on hold on the back of the proposed reforms in the National Gas Policy, the Nigerian Gas Association has said. The President, NGA, Mr Dada Thomas, said the government and operators recognised that the first step towards attracting huge gas investments was to provide a []
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Sabinews.com sold
Sun, 30 Sep 2018
Writer, journalist, and teacher, Toni Kan, and his partner, Peju Akande, have announced the sale of their news website sabinews.com, which was inaugurated in May 2014. The site quickly established itself as an ethical and professionally well-run news website featuring a roster of skillful and insightful columnists. Two years after inauguration, Sabinews was described by []
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Ekiti tribunal dismisses PDP’s bid for ballot recount
Sun, 30 Sep 2018
The Ekiti State Governorship Election Tribunal sitting in Abuja has dismissed an application by the Peoples Democratic Party for the recount of ballot papers used in the July 14 poll. The News Agency of Nigeria reports that the PDP and its candidate, Prof. Olusola Kolapo, had challenged the outcome of the election in court. The []
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Leadership is about values
Sun, 30 Sep 2018
Seni Adetu As the third quarter of 2018 ends today, I thought to recap some of the leadership themes we have discussed in this column recently. These leadership tips may be particularly useful for young business leaders as they strive to hit the top in their career journey. As we have said before, having a []
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I am not new in politics, says ex-IGP
Sun, 30 Sep 2018
Alhaji Abba Suleiman, a former Inspector General of Police, has described himself as not a newcomer in politics saying he is not new in politics. Suleiman, who is contesting the Jigawa Central senatorial seat, made the remark in an interview with the News Agency of Nigeria in Dutse on Saturday. He urged the people of []
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Kogi PDP aspirants accuse Saraki of backing Melaye
Sun, 30 Sep 2018
OLUSOLA FABIYI Aspirants on the platform of the Peoples Democratic Party for the Kogi West Senatorial District ticket have vowed to work against the party in the 2019 general elections. The aspirants stated this in Abuja on Saturday, while protesting what they called their unjust disqualification from the race by the party. They however vowed []
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Strive to be better everyday’ Nwaogu
Sun, 30 Sep 2018
The Chief Executive Officer of Publiseer, Chidi Nwaogu, 28, in this interview with ANNA OKON talks about his digital publishing business Tell us about your business and how much it has grown Publiseer is a digital publishing platform tailored to meet the growing needs of independent African authors and recording artists from low-income communities. We []
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