Nigeria Newspapers: Today’s The Nation Newspaper Headlines [6th October, 2018].

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APC clears Sanwo-Olu, Abiodun, Ogboru, Adelabu, 20 others as governorship candidates
Sat, 06 Oct 2018

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The coast is now clear for 24 members of the All Progressives Congress (APC) to contest the March 2, 2019 governorship election on the platform of the party after its National Working Committee affirmed their nominations during this week’s primaries.

The ratification was the highpoint of Thursday’s meeting of the NWC in Abuja, according to the acting National Publicity Secretary of the party, Mr. Yekini Nabena.

But the ratification did not go down well with some party members who have started bombarding the APC leadership with protests and calls for an immediate review.

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One of such protests came from an aspirant in Ogun State, Mr. Jimi Lawal, who wants the APC leadership to cancel “the so-called results and declare the primary election null and void and thoroughly investigate the circumstances surrounding the hijack and diversion of the election materials and institute criminal proceedings against those found culpable.”

Governor Nasir el-Rufai of Kaduna State remained vehement yesterday in his opposition to the automatic ticket given to Senator Shehu Sani by the party to contest the Kaduna Central seat.

Emerging from a meeting with President Muhammadu Buhari where he apparently sought to reverse Sani’s nomination, the governor said Buhari was against giving automatic tickets to aspirants.

He claimed the President promised to wade into the various issues of automatic tickets granted to some politicians in some states.

The 24 governorship candidates approved by the APC NWC include Mr. Babajide Sanwo-Olu (Lagos State), Governor Nasir El-Rufai (Kaduna), Gov. Abdullahi Umar Ganduje (Kano), Governor Simon Lalong (Plateau), Governor Mohammed Abubakar (Bauchi), Governor Abubakar Bagudu (Kebbi) and Governor Aminu Bello Masari (Katsina).

Others are Governor Mohammed Badaru Abubakar (Jigawa), Governor Abubakar Sani Bello (Niger), Ahmed Aliyu (Sokoto), Prof. Babagana Umara-Zulum (Borno), Abubakar Sule (Nasarawa), Emmanuel Jime (Benue), Tonye Cole (Rivers), Uche Ogah (Abia), Nsima Ebere (Akwa Ibom), Adebayo Adelabu (Oyo), Dapo Abiodun (Ogun), Great Ogboru (Delta), Senator John Owan Enoh (Cross River), Inuwa Yahaya (Gombe), Senator Sunny Ogboji (Ebonyi) and Sani Abubakar Danladi (Taraba).

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Unidentified persons kill 18 year-old in Akure
Sat, 06 Oct 2018
Unidentified persons have reportedly killed a girl identified as Oluwaseun Ajila in Ijoka area of Akure, the Ondo State capital on Thursday evening.Sources said the 18-year-old deceased was stabbed to death by her assailants.It was learnt that the girls mother , Mrs. Yemisi Ajayi, raised the alarm over the incident when she returned from work on the fateful day.A source said: The mother of the deceased returned from work, and met her daughters lifeless body on the floor in a pool of blood. She i
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Adamawa APC governorship primary delay persists
Sat, 06 Oct 2018
Election materials were yet to reach any ward even in the Yola and Jimeta communities of the Adamawa State capital as late as 6pm Friday, the day for the governorship primary of the All Progressives (APC).One of the three aspirants, Dr Mamood Halilu Ahmed (Modi) who addressed the press about that time, expressed the fear that the election might not take place in far-flung communities that take much time and rigours to reach.The primary election which was scheduled to take place last Sunday was r
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Mark: those who absconded should not return to inherit our party
Sat, 06 Oct 2018
Presidential aspirant, Senator David Mark, yesterday urged the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) delegates to the National Convention of the party in Port Harcourt, Rivers State to vote for him as the candidate that would usher in peace, unity and prosperity in the nation.Welcoming delegates to the convention, Senator Mark Senator Mark Senator Mark urged party faithful to be guided by good reasons in their choice of the presidential candidate of the party, saying that those who were fair weather fr
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Sen. Yarima, Anyim keep mum after meeting with Buhari
Sat, 06 Oct 2018
Sen. Ahmed Sani-Yarima of the All Progressives Congress (APC), representing Zamfara West, on Friday in Abuja, met behind closed door with President Muhammadu Buhari at Presidential Villa, Abuja.The Senator, who is serving his third term at the National Assembly, declined comment on the outcome of the meeting.The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN), however, gathered that the senator updated the president on security and political developments in Zamfara.NAN observed that prior to the meeting between th
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APC NWC sacks Zamfara party exco
Sat, 06 Oct 2018
The National Working Committee (NWC) of the All Progressives Congress (APC), yesterday dissolved the party executives at all levels in Zamfara State .Mr Yekini Nabena, the APC acting National Publicity said in a statement that by the decision, all supposed party factions in the state stand dissolved.He added that the APC NWC-inaugurated committee for Zamfara are to conduct the governorship and legislative primaries in the state.He stressed that Governor Abdulaziz Yari and the dissolved state exc
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Belgore withdraws from Kwara governorship race
Sat, 06 Oct 2018
One of the All Progressives Congress (APC) governorship aspirants in Kwara State, Mohammed Dele Belgore, has stepped down.Belgore, who was the governorship candidate of the rested Action Congress of Nigeria (ACN) in Kwara State said he took the decision in the collective interest.In his statement, Belgore said: I hereby announce that I am stepping down for my brother Alhaji Abdulrahman Abdulrazak and urge all my supporters to back his aspiration.I take this decision in the larger interest of our
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Missing General: Army clarifies rumour on military operations
Sat, 06 Oct 2018
The headquarters of the 3rd Division of Nigeria Army has condemned rumor being circulated in social media that the body of the missing General Idris Alkali has been found in old mining pond where his car was found.The army has however debunked the rumor as untrue.In a statement issued in Jos yesterday, Deputy Director Army Public Relations, Col. Kayode Ogunsanya, said, The attention of Headquarters 3 Division Nigerian Army has been drawn to news making the rounds on the various social media plat
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Ladan emerges Plateau ANN governorship candidate
Sat, 06 Oct 2018
Following its gubernatorial primaries in Plateau State, Alliance for New Nigeria (ANN) has unanimously affirmed Mr. Alex Ladan as its governorship candidate in the 2019 general election.Addressing delegate in Jos, state Chairman of the party, Mr Senlat Garba said, we are not a crowd in this group, but I can assure you that we are a people with credibility and good quality. Good things come in small packages. ANN is what Nigeria has been waiting for.Ladan who emerged by affirmation observed that
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party risks not fielding governorship candidate, Marafa warns
Sat, 06 Oct 2018
Agubernatorial aspirant under the All Progressives Congress (APC) SenatorKabiru Marafa of Zamfara State on Friday warned that the party risks not fielding a candidate in the 2019 election if it fails to conduct credible party primary in the state.The APC National Working Committee (NWC) had on Thursday cancelled the Zamfara governorship primary election in the state.The APC had said that the cancellation followed election malpractices, including snatching of electoral materials.But speaking with
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Dapchi girls: Leahs father confirms Buhariscall to Mrs Sharibu
Sat, 06 Oct 2018
The father of Leah Sharibu, the remaining Dapchi girl, Mr. Nathan Sheribu has confirmed the phone call of President Mohammadu Buhari to the family.Mr. Sheribu who spoke with our correspondent on the phone however disclosed as fake the news making the rounds on the social media that his daughter was released from the hands of Boko Haram.According to Mr. Sheribu, the President called Leahs mother on Tuesday while she was in Jos, Plateau State on a visit and assured of the release of our daughter.I
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Customs 2018 revenue generation hit N792.1 billion in August
Sat, 06 Oct 2018
The revenue collected by the Nigeria Customs Service (NCS) from January to August 2018, was N792billion.A breakdown of the revenue collection shows that it generated N96.6 billion in Jan., N79.26 billion in Feb., N87.58 billion in March and N94.3 billion in April.The organization also generated N100.5 billion in May, N98.4 billion in June, N94.9 billion in July and N140.4 billion in August.This was contained in a data that The Nation sighted yesterday.Meanwhile, the Minister of Finance, Mrs Zain
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APC and Oshiomholes many headaches
Sat, 06 Oct 2018
On Thursday, some eight or nine All Progressives Congress (APC) governors met with President Muhammadu Buhari over the stalemated and deeply divisive governorship and legislative primaries in their states. Some of the governors complained about the omission of their loyalists from the list of screened legislative aspirants, and others bitterly resented the national APCs role in, and even conduct of, their states governorship primaries. There is deep dissatisfaction in some of the states with the
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Boroffice wins Ondo North Senatorial ticket
Sat, 06 Oct 2018
The senator representing Ondo North senatorial district, Prof. Ajayi Boroffice on Thursday won the ticket of the All Progressives Congress (APC)as the candidate of the party for the 2019 general election.Officials of the Independent National Electoral Commission, (INEC), monitored the primary election in Ondo North senatorial district.Out of the 66,200 voters that were accredited for the exercise, Boroffice gathered 64,300 votes from the 72 wards in the senatorial district. Boroffice was the sol
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Tension in Edo APC over primaries
Sat, 06 Oct 2018
There is tension among members of the Edo State chapter of the All Progressives Congress over the delayed announcement of the results of the National and State House of Assembly primaries held on Thursday.State Chairman of the APC, Anselm Ojezua, said the cause of the delay in announcing the results was because of some unresolved issues.It was not clear as at press time whether the already conducted primaries would be upheld or a new primaries conducted over complaints of irregularities.Many of
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IBEJU RELEASES THIRD ALBUM, TRIBAL MARKS
Sat, 06 Oct 2018
Charismatic and soulful singer, Ibejii, last Thursday, September 20, at the Jazz hole, Ikoyi, Lagos. Ibejii hit the global music sphere with his third offering in just over a year.Titled Tribal Marks, the artistes said that with the new album, he is locked and loaded to serve up some more delightful tunes seamlessly woven with classic jazz.The avant-garde crooner who has since become a mainstay in the alternative music sphere once again proves the range of his talents and vocal prowess.Tribal Ma
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December date for BON Awards
Sat, 06 Oct 2018
Founder and Chief Executive of Best of Nollywood (BON) Awards, Mr. Seun Oloketuyi, has announced December 9, 2018, as date for this years show.This edition marks a decade since the scheme began, hence Oloketuyi description of the outing as double celebration.He said that the host state and unveiling of the 2018 nominees will be announced on October 29, while assuring of a landmark 10th anniversary of BON Awards.The annual film event is presented by Best of Nollywood Magazine to honor outstanding
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Mistura Asunramu sets for Faliolomi sequel
Sat, 06 Oct 2018
NOLLYWOOD actress, Mistura Asunramu-Alao, who had become a house hold name before leaving the shores of Nigeria for her acting prowess is set to premiere her movie Faliolomini yankee, a sequel of the hilarious movie Faliolomi, which was released before she relocated.The actress/producer, who broke the news revealed the star studded names featured in the movie.The movie which stars the likes of Muyiwa Ademola, Adeniyi Johnson, Bukky Fagbuyi, Mr and Mrs Kogberegbe, Jaiyeola Kuti, Baba Tee, among o
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Chinese animation,Travel With The Wind thrills Lagos kids.
Sat, 06 Oct 2018
As part of the promotional activities geared towards its global release early next year, Travel With the Wind, a Chinese animation, played host to hundreds of children on September 22, 2018 at Ozone Cinemas, Sabo, Yaba, Lagos.Hosted by the film producer, Minglang Production and its distributor, Silverbird Film Distribution, school children and their parents, were thrilled, as they watched the high definition trailer of Travel With the Wind on the big screen.Travel with the Wind tells the tale of
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Olojo Festival: MTN adds colour to Ile-Ife
Sat, 06 Oct 2018
As part of MTN Nigerias bid to promote and support Nigerian culture, traditions and festivals through its Kulture Fest initiative, the ICT company sponsored the just concluded Olojo Festival In Ile-Ife, Osun State.The Olojo Festival celebrates the god of thunder Ogun who is popularly believed to be the first son of the progenitor of Yoruba land, Oduduwa.The festival was filled with energetic performances from various cultural groups from around and outside of Ile-Ife.After seven days in seclusio
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Woman jailed for filming maid falling off 7th-floor
Sat, 06 Oct 2018
A woman who filmed her maid who was crying for help before eventually falling off the seventh-floor of her Kuwait apartment has been jailed.She was sentenced to one year, eight months imprison, according to Daily Mail UK.The video of the incident which was condemned by many went viral in 2017.In the video, the Ethiopian maid is heard screaming hold me, hold me as she struggles to hang on, but sadly falls off as the unknown woman continues to film.Surprisingly, the maid walked away from the accid
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Sound Sultans Jungle Story musical attracts top celebrities
Sat, 06 Oct 2018
Popular musician, Lanre Fasasi, aka Sound Sultan has unveiled details of his coming star-studded Broadway-styled musical tagged Jungle Story.The live stage show, which features many of Nigerias most prominent actors and musicians, also marks the 18th anniversary of the singer, songwriter cum actor who became a public sensation after he made a debut with the popular song, Mathematics (Jagbajantis).Jungle Story is scheduled to hold October 12 to 14th at Terra Kulture, Tiamiyu Savage, Victoria Isla
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BIMBO THOMAS: How friends pulled stunt on my birthday
Sat, 06 Oct 2018
Cross-over actress, Bimbo Thomas, who recently had a thanksgiving outing for her birthday has revealed how her colleagues, led by Faithia Williams, organised a surprise birthday for her.My adorable sisters and ever loving colleagues pulled another stunt in the evening and I just die, she said.According to Thomas, I do not really know how to start my epistle but Ill like to thank God the creator of heaven and earth, the giver of life and every good thing, I wanna thank you Lord for loving me unco
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Legend subscribes to Felabration 2018
Sat, 06 Oct 2018
LEGEND Extra Stout will be joining millions of Nigerians to celebrate the music legacies of Fela Anikulapo-Kuti as the official stout sponsor. The Legend Extra Stout brand also intends to reward thousands of guests at the Afro-beat event.Initiated to celebrate Afrobeat maestro, Fela Anikulapo Kuti, the legend who died on August 2, 1997, the event will hold at the New African Shrine from the 15th to 21st of October.Felabration is a music festival that celebrates Felas life, his enormous influence
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Uche Jombo makes debut as film director
Sat, 06 Oct 2018
Having produced several films in recent times, Nollywood actress Uche Jombo is coming out as a director with the release of a new movie, Heaven on My Mind, set to hit the cinemas on December 7, 2018.The actress begged her fans to support her new course stating, Ujlovers, this is my first film as a director going to cinemas, please support my hustle by reposting.Her co-producer, actress Ini Edo, added: A project I collaborated with my soul sis @uchejombo to produce. We put all our emotions into t
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As a people, we need to deal with our values to get results UPS Nigeria ex Country Manager
Sat, 06 Oct 2018
Segun Caulcrick is the former Country Manager, UPS Nigeria and currently the Executive Director/Chief Executive, Foundation for Value Transformation. In this interview with HABIBATU AMINU and MISTURA GAFAR, the over 60-year-old leadership coach shares his vision for a society where people would adhere to moral ethos and be just to one another. Excerpts:As a trained accountant, what informed your decision to set up a foundation’I have corporate sector background and I worked with UPS in Nige
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Dangote Champions, others showcase sustainability strategies across Africa
Sat, 06 Oct 2018
Volunteers and other stakeholders within the Dangote conglomerate global otherwise called Dangote Champions operationalized the companys sustainability policy framework when they embarked on various activities aimed at impacting the environment positively across Nigeria and in some African countries.This, the Champions explained is to promote sustainable development in The Dangote Way under the seven sustainability pillars adopted and practicalized by the organization.The activities, which coinc
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ATM trains students, youths on entrepreneurship
Sat, 06 Oct 2018
AKaduna based non-governmental organisation, ATM Beauty Mpire has organised an entrepreneurial training for students and youths.The event which was held in Kaduna, was part of activities to mark Nigerias independence anniversary.Participants were drawn from Kaduna State University and other tertiary institutions in the state.Speaking on the choice of celebrating Nigerias independence with skill acquisition training for youths and students, Chief Executive Officer of ATM Beauty Mpire, Asabe Tonia
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Firm unveils app to boost power supply
Sat, 06 Oct 2018
Afinancial solution provider, OSM-FINC Limited, is set to unveil a digital platform, Lights4Africa, to finance uninterrupted power supply for Nigerians and Small and Medium Enterprises (SMEs) .The firm noted that most households and SMEs in Africa, despite the paucity of electricity are always on the lookout for ways to save money on energy consumption.According to a statement issued by the Chief Responsibility Officer of the firm, Mrs Omolara Onuwa -Abiamuwe, Light4Africa is renewable energy
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Estimated billings: Residents appeal to electricity distribution company
Sat, 06 Oct 2018
Acommunity, comprising: Adio Shomade Street, Shotinoye Street, Oloruntoyin Street, Daramola Street, Odusina Street, a Olapeju Street all situated at Papa-Ajao, Mushin Local Government Area of Lagos State in Mushin, Lagos State has appealed Eko Electricity Distribution Plc, Mushin Business Unit, to stop the distribution of what they called esimated illegal energy bill.In a letter addressed to The Commercial Manager, Eko Electricity Distribution Plc, by the communitys solicitor, Alkazeem Associate
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FG to prosecute those responsible for the failure of Skye bank
Sat, 06 Oct 2018
The Federal Government has promised to persecute all those found to be responsible for the failure of the erstwhile Skye Bank.A statement from the federal ministry of finance issued on Friday evening and signed by the Director of Information Mr. Hassan Dodo said the Minister of Finance, Zainab Ahmed made this known when she a paid afamiliarity visit to the Nigerian Deposit Insurance Corporation (NDIC), in Abuja.According to Dodo, The minister directed the Managing Director/CEO, Umaru Ibrahim to
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Android OS Nokia 6.1 Plus in Nigeria, says HMG Global Chief
Sat, 06 Oct 2018
HMD Global, the home of Nokia phones, has announced the availabilit of the Nokia 6.1 Plus in Nigeria.It is a stunning, contemporary smartphone with an immersive, all-screen design, a statement from HMD Globl said. The premium device has smart storytelling features and a display thats perfect for watching videos, messaging friends and catching up on your social feeds, the Nokia 6.1 Plus will help you to stand out from the crowd and tell your story. The Nokia 6.1 Plus joins the Android One family
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