Nigeria Newspapers: Today’s Thisday Newspaper Headlines [5th October, 2018].

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PDP Presidential Primary: Atiku, Saraki, Tambuwal, Kwankwaso in Neck-to-Neck Jostle for Delegates
Fri, 05 Oct 2018

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The National Working Committee (NWC) of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) last night met again with its 12 aspirants jostling for its presidential ticket for the 2019 general elections, in a bid to ensure a rancour-free outcome for its national convention holding tomorrow in Port-Harcourt, the capital of Rivers State.

The meeting held against the background of alleged plot by the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC) and the federal government to scuttle the convention.

The PDP National Publicity Secretary, Mr. Kola Ologbondiyan, confirmed the meeting to THISDAY yesterday, explaining it was to brief the aspirants on the arrangements made to ensure that the presidential primary was free, fair and transparent.

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Meanwhile, the frontline aspirants, including former Vice President Atiku Abubakar, Senate President Bukola Saraki, Sokoto State Governor Aminu Tambuwal and former Kano State governor, Senator Rabiu Kwankwaso, were engaged in intense mobilisation of the party’s delegates yesterday as they made their way to the Port-Harcourt venue of the contest.

THISDAY sources revealed that given the level of mobilisation and electioneering by the aspirants, the outcome could be close, even as deep horse-trading are expected to continue till the early hours of tomorrow.

Ologbondiyan said the party leadership was doing its best to ensure that the party remained united after the contest, explaining that the only way that objective could be achieved was to put in place a fair process.

“We are going to get them to agree to the delegates’ list before it goes into final print tomorrow,” he said, adding that all the aspirants were given a draft copy of the list each three days ago for their scrutiny.

“We are determined to deliver a transparent process, which outcome would be acceptable to all the aspirants,” Ologbondiyan said, explaining that all the aspirants nominated representatives into the various committees overseeing the organisation of the convention, including the usually contentious accreditation and electoral committees.

The other combatants in tomorrow’s battle former Senate president, Senator David Mark; Gombe State Governor Ibrahim Dankwambo; former governor of Jigawa State, Alhaji Sule Lamido; former governor of Kaduna State, Senator Ahmed Makarfi; and former Minister of Special Duties and Inter-governmental Affairs, Alhaji Kabiru Tanimu Turaki; former governor of Sokoto State, Alhaji Attahiru Bafarawa; former Plateau State governor, Senator Jonah Jang; Mr. Stanley Osifo and Senator Baba Datti-Ahmed.

The party also said yesterday that it was aware of the plots by the APC-led federal government to use court injunction or funding court decision among other machinations to stop its convention.

Ologbondiyan said this while briefing journalists in Abuja, after the meeting of the NWC.

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CBN Seeks to Charge MTN 15% Interest on $8.134bn Refund
Fri, 05 Oct 2018
ByPeter Uzohowith agency report The Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) has said MTN Group Limited should not be given an injunction that will stop the telecom company from refunding the $8.134 billion the apex bank had alleged that MTN illegally repatriated from the country. The Johannesburg-based mobile-phone company should pay 15 per cent annualised interest []The post CBN Seeks to Charge MTN 15% Interest on $8.134bn Refund appeared first on THISDAYLIVE.
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Kachikwu: Buhari Not against PIB
Fri, 05 Oct 2018
Flags off construction of first modular refinery ByErnest Chinwoin Port Harcourt The Minister of State for Petroleum Resources, Dr. Ibe Kachikwu, has called on people from oil producing states to persevere over the delay by President Muhammadu Buhari, to sign into law the Petroleum Industry Bill (PIB). He said the delay did not mean the []The post Kachikwu: Buhari Not against PIB appeared first on THISDAYLIVE.
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NJC Recommends Two Judges for Dismissal, 26 Under Probe
Fri, 05 Oct 2018
Asks judge to refund two years salaries for age falsification ByTobi Soniyi The National Judicial Council (NJC) has recommended the dismissal from office, of Hon. Mr. Justice Rita N. Ofili-Ajumogobia of the Federal High Court and Hon. Mr. Justice James T. Agbadu-Fishi of the National Industrial Court. The decision was taken at the council’s 87th []The post NJC Recommends Two Judges for Dismissal, 26 Under Probe appeared first on THISDAYLIVE.
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Ogun Guber Primaries: APC Upholds Victory of Dapo Abiodun
Fri, 05 Oct 2018
By Onyebuchi Ezigboin Abuja The National Working Committee (NWC) of the All Progressives Congress (APC) has proclaimedMr. Dapo Abiodun as winner of the party’s Ogun State governorship primaries. In a statement issued yesterday by the ruling party’s acting National Publicity Secretary, Yekini Nabena, the party said Abiodun won the primary election after scoring 102,305 votes. []The post Ogun Guber Primaries: APC Upholds Victory of Dapo Abiodun appeared first on THISDAYLIVE.
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Court Slams N600m Fine on EFCC for Declaring Two Rivers Govt Officials Wanted
Fri, 05 Oct 2018
ByErnest Chinwoin Port Harcourt A Rivers State High Court sitting in Port Harcourt, the state capital, has slammed a N600 million in exemplary damages on the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) for investigating and subsequently declaring two officials of the Rivers State Government wanted. The presiding judge, Justice George Omereji, in a fundamental human []The post Court Slams N600m Fine on EFCC for Declaring Two Rivers Govt Officials Wanted appeared first on THISDAYLIVE.
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MultiChoice Talent Factory Will Boost Movie Industry, Says Director
Fri, 05 Oct 2018
James Omokwe, Director of Ajoche, a drama series currently airing on Africa Magic, has described the MultiChoice Talent Factory Academy (MTFA) project as one that will help the African movie industry attain a world-class status. Speaking in an interview in Lagos, Omokwe said the MTFA, a fully funded year-long training programme for young people desirous []The post MultiChoice Talent Factory Will Boost Movie Industry, Says Director appeared first on THISDAYLIVE.
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Omo-Agege, Emerhor Win Parallel Primaries in Delta Central Senatorial District
Fri, 05 Oct 2018
BySylvester Idowuin Warri Incumbent Senator Ovie Omo-Agege and leader of the All Progressives Congress (APC) in Delta State, Olorogun Otega Emerhor yesterday night emerged winners of parallel elections conducted by the APC to elect candidates for Delta Central senatorial district in the 2019 elections. While the primary election that led to the emergence ofOmo-Agege was []The post Omo-Agege, Emerhor Win Parallel Primaries in Delta Central Senatorial District appeared first on THISDAYLIVE.
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Tambuwal Has Capacity to Defeat Buhari, Group Tells PDP
Fri, 05 Oct 2018
Sokoto governor has what it takes, says campaign organisation Aminu Waziri Tambuwal Support Group, a support group for Sokoto State Governor and Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) presidential aspirant, Hon. Aminu Waziri has urged all the party’s delegates for tomorrow’s presidential primaries to vote for Governor Tambuwal as PDP flag bearer in 2019 presidential elections. []The post Tambuwal Has Capacity to Defeat Buhari, Group Tells PDP appeared first on THISDAYLIVE.
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Saraki Will Emerge as PDP Candidate, Says Okupe
Fri, 05 Oct 2018
The Chairman, Media Committee of Abubakar Bukola Saraki Presidential Campaign, Dr. Doyin Okupe has assured that his principal will emerge as the presidential candidate of PDP on Saturday. He made this declaration in an interview granted our correspondent in Port Harcourt on Thursday. Okupe took time to reel out the great qualities of Saraki which []The post Saraki Will Emerge as PDP Candidate, Says Okupe appeared first on THISDAYLIVE.
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Constituents Elect Dogara as PDP Candidate for 2019 Elections
Fri, 05 Oct 2018
BySegun Awofadejiin Bauchi Speaker of the House of Representatives, Hon. Yakubu Dogara has been elected by all the 325 delegates from the Bogoro/Dass/Tafawa-Balewa Federal Constituency in Bauchi State as the candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) for the 2019 general elections. All the delegates unanimously affirmed the Speaker as the sole candidate of the []The post Constituents Elect Dogara as PDP Candidate for 2019 Elections appeared first on THISDAYLIVE.
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