Nigeria Newspapers: Today’s The Nation Newspaper Headlines [8th October, 2018].

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Baba Sala is dead!
Mon, 08 Oct 2018
Nigerias king of comedy, Moses Olaiya Adejumo, popularly called Baba Sala is dead.The veteran musician, theatre artiste and filmmaker who had suffered old age ailments for a long while had been rumoured to have passed on, several times.One of his sons, Emmanuel Adejumo, aka Boisala announced his demise in the early hours of Monday, October 8, 2018.My Daddy is gone. Finally gone home to glory. King of Comedy finally say bye-bye to this world. I will miss you so much Daddy. I love you so much but
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Shehu Sani remains Kaduna Central candidate
Mon, 08 Oct 2018
THE All Progressives Congress (APC) said yesterday that Senator Shehu Sani remains its senatorial candidate from Kaduna Central.Its Acting National Publicity Secretary, Yekini Nabena, gave the clarification in an interview with the News Agency of Nigeria(NAN) in Abuja.He said Sani was the only senatorial candidate from the zone that was duly recognised by the national body.In respect of Senator Ajayi Boroffice (Ondo North) and Gbenga Ashafa (Lagos East), Nabena said the National Working Committe
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Zamfara APC crisis persists
Mon, 08 Oct 2018
A front line All Progressives Congress (APC) governorship aspirant in Zamfara State, Senator Kabiru Marafa, yesterday described the call by Governor Abdulaziz Yari to members of the APC in the state to conduct the primary election by themselves as an invitation to anarchy.Marafa said Yari told reporters in Gusau, the Zamfara State capital that all party faithful in the state should conduct the primaries by themselves to beat INEC deadline of midnight.Marafa in a statement noted that asking the p
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$8.1b: CBN raises MTNs hope
Mon, 08 Oct 2018
The Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) may reduce the $8.1billion it ordered MTN Nigeria to repatriate as part of an ongoing disagreement, its governor Godwin Emefiele said yesterday.The MTN and the CBN are in a dispute over the transfer of $8.1 billion of funds which the bank said the company had sent abroad in breach of foreign-exchange regulations. Nigeria accounts for a third of MTNs annual core profit.I dont think it will be staying at $8.1 billion, Emefiele said during a visit to London, adding
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Parties pick Duke, Mimiko, Ezekwesili, Al-Mustapha, others as presidential candidates
Mon, 08 Oct 2018
More presidential candidates were unveiled yesterday, the last day of primaries according to the Independent national Electral Commission (INEC) schedule of activities for the elections.Former Cross River State Governor Donald Duke was elected the presidential candidate of the Social Democratic Pary (SDP0 in Abuja. He defeated former minister of Information Prof. Jerry Gana.Former Ondo State Governor Olusegun Miniko was elected the Presiodential candidate of the Zenith Labour Party (ZLP) in Abuj
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JAMB offers 200,000 varsity admissions
Mon, 08 Oct 2018
THE Joint Admissions and Matriculation Board (JAMB) said yesterday that about 200,000 candidates have been offered admission for the 2018/2019 academic session.Its Head, Media and Information, Dr. Fabian Benjamin, in a statement in Lagos, said the admission took effect after the boards policy meeting in June in Gbongan, Osun State.According to him, the exercise is done through the Central Admission Process (CAP), an automated process to eliminate all human interference.We have so far offered not
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Atikus lifetime bid for drivers seat
Mon, 08 Oct 2018
The much-publicised Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) convention of the has come and gone. Former Vice President Atiku Abubakar emerged as the partys standard bearer in next years presidential election. Between 1991 and now, he has contested five times for the presidential ticket on different platforms. Group Political Editor EMMANUEL OLADESU writes on how Atikus lifetime ambition of taking the drivers seat.Former Vice President Atiku Abubakar is on a familiar terrain. In February, next year, he wi
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Atikus lifetime bid for drivers seat
Mon, 08 Oct 2018
The much-publicised Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) convention of the has come and gone. Former Vice President Atiku Abubakar emerged as the partys standard bearer in next years presidential election. Between 1991 and now, he has contested five times for the presidential ticket on different platforms. Group Political Editor EMMANUEL OLADESU writes on how Atikus lifetime ambition of taking the drivers seat.Former Vice President Atiku Abubakar is on a familiar terrain. In February, next year, he wi
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APGA, Frank Nneji and Imo guber race
Mon, 08 Oct 2018
Though it has often been argued, and very rightly, that the process of getting to political office in our environment is skewed in favour of the affluent and the powerful to the detriment of quality, integrity and competence, the All Progressives Grand Alliance (APGA) has always prided itself on having an unblemished profile.In line with this posture, as widespread public outcry greeted the high costs of obtaining expression of interest and nomination forms in the All Progressives Congress {APC}
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Buhari to Nigerains: I wont disappoint if re-elected
Mon, 08 Oct 2018
Text of President Muhammadu Buhari after being affirmed as the All Progressives Congress (APC) presidential candidate at the partys national presidential convention in the early hours of yesterday at the Eagle Square in Abuja.I wish to express my sincere gratitude to the chairman and members of the convention committee for planning and conducting this convention. The same appreciation goes to the chairmen of national and state executive committees of our party. Thank you very much for doing a di
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Lagos to combat juvenile delinquency in schools
Mon, 08 Oct 2018
Lagos State government has begun a sensitisation/awareness programme against juvenile delinquency in schools, Youth and Social Development Commissioner Agboola Dabiri has said.He said the consequence on academic performancehad become worrisome, adding that the government would not allow youths to go astray.Agboola, who spoke at the launch of the programme at Onikan Youth Centre, Lagos said juvenile delinquency among pupils was arousing concern in the society,adding that the programme would be ta
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Alimikhena gets Edo North ticket
Mon, 08 Oct 2018
Senate Deputy Whip Francis Alimikhena has emerged as the All Progressives Congress (APC) senatorial candidate in Edo North during the primary. He said his victory has created the enabling environment for him to dwarf the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in next years election.He appealed to the aggrieved to hands with him to win the poll. The victory is not a victory for Senator Francis Alimikhena but a victory for the development of Edo North. I called on all those that were in the race withe to
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Yahaya will defeat PDP in Gombe
Mon, 08 Oct 2018
Former Gombe State All Progressives Congress (APC) governorship aspirant Abubakar Haidar yesterday said the candidate, Alhaji Mohammed Inuwa Yahaya will defeat the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in next years election.Haidar congratulated Yahaya, saying that his victory was the beginning of the defeat of the ruling PDP.He said it was based on the transparency of the primary that the contenders embraced themselves after the exercise without grievances.Haidar said: There was level playing ground a
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Monarch gets 14 days for contempt
Mon, 08 Oct 2018
Ondo State High Court in Oka, headquarters of Akoko Southwest Local Government, has ordered the conviction of Olusupare of Supare, Oba Adejoro Adedeji.He was charged with contempt over the Olokeogborans chieftaincy stool.The court ordered Olusupare to install Chief Emmanuel Adekunle Alabi, who was selected by the quarters screening committee, as the Olokeogboran of Oke-Ogboran.The ruling was delivered on July 12, 2017.Rather than comply with the order, Oba Adejoro was said to have retained Georg
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Atiku full of credibility crises, says Buhari Campaign
Mon, 08 Oct 2018
The Presidency and the Buhari Campaign Organisation (BCO) yesterday launched a scathing attack on Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) candidate Atiku Abubakar, saying he is full of credibility crises.In separate statements by the spokesman of the BCO, Festus Keyamo and Special Assistant on Social Media to the President, Laureta Onochie, Atiku came under fire. BCO questioned the alleged monetisation of the process at the PDP convention in Port Harcourt.The Campaign Organisation reminded the former Vic
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SERAP to Buhari: ensure speedy trial of corrupt past governors
Mon, 08 Oct 2018
THE Socio-Economic Rights and Accountability Project (SERAP) has asked President Muhammadu Buhari to direct the Attorney General of the Federation and Minister of Justice Abubakar Malami to without delay take over corruption cases involving former and serving governors.The organisation regretted that the trial of several former state governors accused of corruption and money laundering have continued to linger in different high courts.It noted that some of the grand corruption cases involving fo
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Nigerians set New York aglow for independence festival
Mon, 08 Oct 2018
Nigerians in the United States (U.S.) at the weekend set New York aglow with excitement and joy to celebrate the countrys 58th independence anniversary with parade and carnival.The largest U.S. city was painted with green-white-green insignia as Nigerians from all walks of life united for the country.The parade, which started on Second Avenue on 54th Street in Manhattan, terminated at the Nigerian House on 44th Street.This was followed by the Independence Day Festival at Dag Hammarskjold Plaza,
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Aspirant decries violence
Mon, 08 Oct 2018
A former Lagos House of Assembly member, who is seeking a return to the chamber, Abdoulbaq Ladi Balogun yesterday decried violence that characterised the primary election.Balogun is running for Ajeromi-Ifelodun Constituency II under the All Progressives Congress (APC).The ex-lawmaker said he polled 2,277 votes to defeat his rival Fatai Olatunji Oluwa, who got 893 votes.According to him, some people who were not happy with the results engaged hoodlums to disrupt the exercise.They openly instructe
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Meng Hongwei: China confirms detention of Interpol chief
Mon, 08 Oct 2018
China has confirmed it is holding the missing head of Interpol, Meng Hongwei.Beijing said he was under investigation by the countrys anti-corruption body for unspecified breaches of the law.Mr Meng, who is also listed as a vice-minister of public security in China, was reported missing after travelling from the city of Lyon in France, where Interpol is based, to China.His family had not heard from him since he left Interpol headquarters on 25 September.Chinas National Supervision Commission, whi
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PDP: our primary a lesson to INEC, APC
Mon, 08 Oct 2018
The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) said yesterday that its presidential primary is a lesson to the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) and the All Progressives Congress (APC) on how elections should be conducted.It highlighted what it called the orderliness, transparency and credibility of its presidential primary.In a statement by its spokesman Kola Ologbondiyan, the PDP said The success of our presidential primary followed our strict adherence to democratic rules and principles of
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PDP protest to Force Headquarters reckless, says APC
Mon, 08 Oct 2018
THE All Progressives Congress (APC) yesterday described as irresponsible, shameful and reckless the protest to the police headquarters in Abuja by the main opposition Peoples Democratic Party (PDP).It said the protest was a terribly acted imitation of its 2015 protest to the same police headquarters.In a statement issued by its Acting National Publicity Secretary, Yekini Nabena, the party said the PDP leaders action was capable of leading to loss of lives.The APC accused the PDP of trying to res
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Money changed hands
Mon, 08 Oct 2018
It was not only a game of money; it was also a show of money. Those who gave money and those who received money were on the same page. Perhaps it was predictable, given the big political ambition of the big spenders.Reports of big spending by presidential aspirants to get the votes of delegates showed that the national convention of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) which held in Port Harcourt, Rivers State, on October 6, was a travesty of democracy.A report captured the corruption: Members of
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IYC Chairman wins PDP ticket in Bayelsa
Mon, 08 Oct 2018
The Central Zone Chairman, Ijaw Youths Council (IYC), Tare Porri, has won the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) ticket for the 2019 House of Assembly election in Ekeremor Constituency 1 in Bayelsa State.Porri, who polled 26 votes defeated the incumbent lawmaker, Ball Oyarede, who got 25 votes to clinch the ticket in a keenly contested election.The IYC chairman attributed his victory to the courage, overwhelming support, steadfastness and prayers of all stakeholders in theSpeaking in Yenagoa, the st
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Uganda star Ykee Benda features Reekado Banks in Time Table
Mon, 08 Oct 2018
Talented Uganda musician, songwriter and performer, Ykee Benda has teamed up with Mavin Records singer, Reakado Banks on a new single titled Time Table which is currently enjoying massive airplay on radio and TV. Shot by Clarence Peters, the visual of the new song captures the beauty and appreciation of a beautiful African woman as a whole.Signed to Mpaka Records Label, Ykee Benda whose real name is Munyonyo, Mugendagye, aspires to be the best household daily musical product in East, Central, We
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M.I, YAW give credit to Nedros latest song
Mon, 08 Oct 2018
A rare endorsement of work by burgeoning artistes, two major names in entertainment and media have given public support to Alright, a new single from a young Afro Fusion artiste, Nedro which has been enjoying positive reviews since it premiered last week.Notable rap artiste, Jude Abaga, aka M.I, on Friday, October 5 2018, took to Twitter to share his love for the song.He said: Love this song and want you guys to help me support it. Yall can go cop it. Big-ups to Nedro for this song. I am a fan,
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Nigerias top DJs thrill crowd at MTNs Jimmys Jump Off
Mon, 08 Oct 2018
Before the iconic October 1st commemoration, ICT company, MTN sponsored one of the biggest pre-independence parties on Sunday, September 30, 2018 an event that lasted to the early hours of the D day: October 1st. The party tagged Jimmys Jump Off had more than 20 DJs perform live to a crowd of over 1,000 Nigerians.The DJs all through the night spun their decks and treated the audience to iconic, patriotic and emotional songs like Sunny Ades Nigeria yi ti gbogbowa ni, Onyeka Onwenus One Love and
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December date for Uche Jombos Heaven on my Mind
Mon, 08 Oct 2018
Nollywood actress, director and producer Uche Jombo is leading several talented actors to the cinema with her new movie Heaven on my Mind, come December 7, 2018.Jombo who has had her fair share of cinema runs with several collaborations with top filmmakers like Desmond Elliot, Emem Isong and others, will be making her first full feature and directorial debut with this family movie.The highly anticipated movie, which began pre-production in late 2017 and finished filming in March 2018 is the firs
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Nollywood actor dies
Mon, 08 Oct 2018
A Nollywood actor, Fred Ezimadu, is dead.According to leader of Actors Guild of Nigeria (AGN), Emeka Rollas, the deceased daughter who gave an account of his demise, revealed that the late actor, popularly called Big Fredo, merely complained of tooth ache and was taken to the hospital where he gave up the ghost over the weekend.Burial arrangement is yet to be announced for the late Ezimadu who was an indigene of Kwale, Delta State.Adding her voice to the condolence messages on the social media,
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South Africa unveils plan to reduce high unemployment
Mon, 08 Oct 2018
South African President Cyril Ramaphosa has announced a package of reforms, which would create more 275,000 jobs a year, to bring down high unemployment and improve the economy.More than two decades after the end of white minority rule, South Africa still has one of the highest unemployment rates among major global economies, with more than a quarter of its workforce unemployed.Ramaphosa, who took over from scandal-plagued Jacob Zuma in February, has made boosting job creation a cornerstone of h
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Aviation expert urges procurement process review
Mon, 08 Oct 2018
President of Topbrass Aviation, Captain Roland Iyayi, is seeking the review of procurement for aviation infrastructure to save the sector the billions of naira spent on airport and air navigation facilities.Iyayi said the practice where bids were called for in aviation infrastructure without seeking the approval of service users was unhealthy for the utilisation of scarce resources.In an interview in Lagos, the Topbrass boss said agencies of government should enlist airlines, concessionaires and
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Nigeria, EU member-states seal N8.9tr trade deals in one year
Mon, 08 Oct 2018
The value of trade between Nigeria and European Union (EU) member-states stood at 25.3 billion Euros (about N8.9 trillion) in 2017.Deputy Head of Delegation, European Union (EU) to Nigeria and ECOWAS, Richard Young, disclosed this while briefing the press on the EU-Nigerian Business Forum yesterday in Lago.He said that to further build on the relationship with EU companies in Nigeria, the EU Delegation, EU member States and European companies active in Nigeria have established a European Busines
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Airlines, airports invest in biometrics to boost travels
Mon, 08 Oct 2018
Airlines and airports are investing to deliver secure and easy travel for passengers, with biometric technology a key priority, according to research released by global IT provider SITA.The SITA 2018 Air Transport IT Insights show how biometrics are being incorporated into the evolution of self-service at the worlds airports.Over the next three years, 77 per cent of airports and 71 per cent airlines are planning major programs or R&D in biometric ID management.Barbara Dalibard, Chief Executi
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South Africas rand weakens after World Bank cuts growth forecast
Mon, 08 Oct 2018
South Africas rand retreated early after the World Bank cut its economic growth forecast and took a dim view of President Cyril Ramaphosas stimulus plan.The rand was 0.29 percent weaker at 14.6875 per dollar at 0650 GMT, having closed in New York at 14.6450.The currency is expected to trade between 14.4500 and 14.8500 to the dollar, NKC African Economics wrote in a note.The World Bank cut South Africas economic growth forecast for 2018 to 1 percent from an earlier forecast of 1.4 percent.Investo
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Govt loses N10b yearly to poor infrastructure in rural areas
Mon, 08 Oct 2018
THE Federal Government loses about N10 billion yearly to under-investment in infrastructure in the rural areas, the President, Association of Micro Entrepreneur of Nigeria (AMEN), Mr. Prince Saviour Iche, has said.This, Iche said, impedes economic growth. According to him, the rural areas need capital to fix broken rural infrastructure.The most notable failure, Iche stressed, is infrastructure to promote small enterprise development. He stated that the rural areas need economic growth programmes
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Islamic Development Bank launches new funding scheme for West African SMEs
Mon, 08 Oct 2018
The International Islamic Trade Finance Corporation (ITFC), member of the Islamic Development Bank (IsDB) Group, at the weekend announced two major initiatives aimed at deepening economic growth across the West African sub-region.The initiatives were announced during a special event sponsored by ITFC at the 5th edition of the two-day Rebranding Africa Forum (RAF) held in Burkina Faso at the weekend. The high-level event was attended by several African Heads of States as well as Ministers and dig
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Grooming Centre named Africas best MfB
Mon, 08 Oct 2018
Microfinance rating agency, MicroRate has rated Nigerias Grooming Centre as the only Microfinance institution in Africa to make the top institution rating released by the world body.MicroRate is the and the only specialised rating agency that is authorised by the Peruvian Superintendent to rate all types of financial institutions and since its inception in 1997, MicroRate has performed more than 1,200 ratings throughout the world, in Latin America and Africa, Asia and Eastern Europe.In a stateme
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Air transport supports 65.5m jobs, $2.7tr economy
Mon, 08 Oct 2018
The global air transport sector supports 65.5 million jobs and $2.7 trillion in global economic activity, according to new research released by the Air Transport Action Group (ATAG).The report, titled: Aviation: Benefits beyond borders, explores the fundamental role civil aviation plays for todays society and addresses the economic, social and environmental impacts of this global industry.Launching the report at the ATAG Global Sustainable Aviation Summit in Geneva, ATAGs Executive Director, Mic
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Cashew exporters seek N13b credit from banks
Mon, 08 Oct 2018
Exporters of raw cashew nuts under the aegis of National Cashew Association of Nigeria (NCAN) have urged the Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) to order commercial banks to create a special window for them.They said this would enable them get loans at competitive rates, adding that this would help revive the industry and boost the Federal Governments efforts in diversification agenda.The group said the CBN had agreed to support the produce, especially for its value addition to move beyond its export.
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Buharis re-election: A case of a kingdom divided against itself
Mon, 08 Oct 2018
Last month a multinational banking and financial services company, the HSBC, made public its report on the future of Nigerian economy if President Muhammadu Buhari wins the 2019 presidential election. The report, compiled by its Global Research Unit, and titled, Nigeria, Papering over the Cracks, said Nigerias current economic struggles would continue if Buhari wins a second term in office.According to the financial giant, a second term for Mr. Buhari raises the risk of limited economic progress
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NEMA: Welcome back my country
Mon, 08 Oct 2018
Human beings are prone to calamities. In most cases are beyond human imagination and control. These calamities are capable of causing untold physical and emotional stress to every discerning mind. Occurrences like fire outbreaks, chemical spill, flood disasters, gun attacks, insurgents activities and even physical threats among several others could result to emergency situations. People dont pray for disasters to happen but they pray to see a helper when it happens.Emergency situations as enumer
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