Nigeria Newspapers: Today’s The Nation Newspaper Headlines [13 October, 2018].

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Nigeria will win FIFA World Cup one day Pinnick
Sat, 13 Oct 2018
The President, Nigeria Football Federation (NFF), Amaju Melvin Pinnick, has expressed the hope that Nigerias Super Eagles will one day win the FIFA World CupPinnick expressed the hope on Friday in Uyo after playing in the maiden novelty match between SWAN Selected team and Akwa Ibom Sports Arena team.The NFF president said he decided to honour the invitation to play in the match having in mind that if he failed to do so it could be taken as if he got hamstring injury or simply refused to partici
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NASS working to pass bills in nations interest, says Senate Leader
Sat, 13 Oct 2018
The Senate Leader, Ahmed Lawan, yesterday gave an indication that peace has returned to the National Assembly.According to him, lawmakers are more interested in working for the national interest by passing the relevant bills that would move the nation forward.Prior to the reconvening of the National Assembly on Tuesday, Lawan had declared at the All Progressives Congress (APC) Convention at the Eagle Square on Saturday night that APC would not allow the leadership of the National Assembly run aw
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28-yr-old in court over alleged N2.5m theft
Sat, 13 Oct 2018
Awoman, Elizabeth Inko-Dokubo has been arraignedbefore a Rivers State Magistrate Court Sitting in Port Harcourt, the State Capital for allegedly stealing the sum of N2.5 million, from a telecommunication company Qtel Multi Communication Limited.The 28-year-old who is a former staff of the company allegedly converted the sum into her personal use while working with the firm.The Prosecutor, Inspector Wilson Isaiah told the court that the suspect committed the crime at No. 110 Ogbunabali Road Port
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Obasanjo has right to support any candidate, says Falana
Sat, 13 Oct 2018
Activist lawyer, Femi Falana (SAN) has said that it is the right of former President Olusegun Obasanjo to support any presidential candidate of his choice.Reacting to his recent endorsement of the presidential candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), Alhaji Atiku Abubakar, he said Obasanjo has a constitutional right to do so.Former President Obasanjo has a constitutional right to support any presidential candidate of his choice.It is however hoped that God will forgive him for supporting
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Kaduna APC primaries: Shehu Sani offered me N10m bribe, Electoral Committee chair alleges
Sat, 13 Oct 2018
The Chairman of the APC Electoral Panel which presided over the partys recent primaries in Kaduna State, Mr. Matthew Iduoriyekemwen, has alleged that Senator Shehu Sani offered him a bribe to get an affirmation for his controversial automatic ticket.Mr. Iduoriyekemwen dropped the bombshell while responding to questions over allegations that the committee was bribed to skew the primary election results in favour of some aspirants of the APC in the state.Iduoriyekemwen said: The only person in Kad
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Atikus endorsement: OBJ suffering from dearth of vision, conviction ACF Scribe
Sat, 13 Oct 2018
The Secretary General of Arewa Consultative Forum (ACF), Mr. Anthony Sani, has reacted to former President Olusegun Obasanjos endorsement of former Vice President and presidential candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), Alhaji Atiku Abubakar, saying that Obasanjo is suffering from a dearth of vision and conviction required of a statesman.Sani, an elder statesman, however noted that with the level of Obasanjos inconsistency, he may change his mind again and withdraw his support for Atiku
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Why Atiku picked Peter Obi as running mate
Sat, 13 Oct 2018
The Director General of the Atiku Abubakar Presidential Campaign Organisation, Otunba Gbenga Daniel yesterday gave reasons why former Anambra State governor, Mr. Peter Obi, was picked as the running mate to the presidential candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), Alhaji Atiku Abubakar.In a statement last night, Daniel said Mr. Obis choice was largely influenced by his youthfulness, vast knowledge of global and local economics as well as being a financial expert, all experience which Nig
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Police parade former legislator, 15 others over ritual killings, sale of male and female organs
Sat, 13 Oct 2018
Sixteen men, including a former legislator and a vigilance group commander alleged to be involved in kidnapping, ritual murder and sale of the human private organs in Kogi State were yesterday paraded by the police in Abuja.Police spokesman, Ag. DCP Jimoh Moshood,said male and female organs, including that of a police inspector were harvested and sold by the syndicate whose ages range between 19 and 45 years.The gang,according to Moshood,was working under the instructions or request of a wealthy
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Presidential panel recovers over N4bn, $7m
Sat, 13 Oct 2018
The Special Presidential Investigation Panel on Recovery of Public Property (SPIP) has recovered over N4 billion and $7 million cash as well as physical assets believed to have been illegally acquired, its chairman, Mr Okoi Obono-Obla, announced yesterday.Obono-Obla said in a statement in Abuja that the $7 million was recovered from the previous management of the Nigeria Export and Import (NEXIM) Bank which had illegally placed it in Heritage Bank.The naira component of the recoveries, according
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NASS working to pass bills in nations interest, says Senate Leader
Sat, 13 Oct 2018
The Senate Leader, Ahmed Lawan, yesterday gave indication that peace has returned to the National Assembly.According to him, lawmakers are more interested in working for the national interest by passing the relevant bills that would move the nation forward.Prior to the reconvening of the National Assembly on Tuesday, Lawan had declared at the All Progressives Congress (APC) Convention at the Eagle Square on Saturday night that APC will not allow leadership of the National Assembly run away with
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NCAA, AIB launch probe as Overland plane bursts into flame
Sat, 13 Oct 2018
An aircraft ATR 42 -belonging to Overland Airways unexpectedly caught fire yesterday where it was parked at the airlines hangar at the domestic wing of the Murtala Muhammed Airport, Ikeja.The Nigerian Civil Aviation Authority ( NCAA) and Accident Investigation Bureau (AIB) immediately launched investigations into the fire.Spokesman of the AIB, Tunji Oketumbi, who confirmed the development, said a team of investigators from the bureau went to the site of the incident and carried out the necessar
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AAAN to hold LAIF Awards
Sat, 13 Oct 2018
The Association of Advertising Agencies of Nigeria (AAAN) has concluded plans to hold the 13thedition of the Lagos Advertising and Ideas Festival (LAIF) Awards. This was disclosed in a statement signed by Jenkins Alumona, AAAN Publicity Secretary.According to the statement, the theme for this years LAIF awards, which holds on 9 December, is Future Forward.The LAIF Awards were instituted in 2006 by the AAAN with the aim of recognising, rewarding and fostering creative excellence in all areas of M
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No place for godfatherism in ADC
Sat, 13 Oct 2018
The aspirant contesting for the Ado Odo/ Ota federal constituency seat on the platform of the African Democratic Congress (ADC), Honorable Abiodun Akinboyede has said that the party is not structured to accommodate godfatherism.He said this is the first political party in the history of this country that will give youths and women the opportunity to contest for positions they desire.The barrister added that the party had been canvassing before now that 10 per cent of political positions should b
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Lagos East APC to Sanwo-Olu: Give us SSG
Sat, 13 Oct 2018
Lagos East All Progressives Congress (APC) leaders yesterday urged the governorship candidate, Mr. Babajide Sanwo-Olu, to compensate the district with the position of Secretary to Government, if elected in next years election.The elders, led by Chief Busura Alebiosu, said Sanwo-Olu is spending the remaining term meant for the Lagos East, adding that the district deserves the slot because the governor is from Lagos Central and the deputy is likely to come from the Lagos West.A party elder, Senato
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Nigeria seeks IMFs support on tax collection
Sat, 13 Oct 2018
The Federal Government is seeking assistance from the International Monetary Fund (IMF) on modalities for improving tax collection, especially from the International Oil Companies (IOCs), Finance Minister Zainab Ahmed, has said.She told reporters on the sidelines of the ongoing 2018 International Monetary Fund (IMF)/World Bank Group Meetings, in Bali, Indonesia, that government has to be in a position to develop tools that could help pursue taxes, especially from very large corporates, like inte
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Monarch commended for promoting culture
Sat, 13 Oct 2018
The Olu of Ibogun Balogun in the Ifo Local Government Area of Ogun State and the Promoter of the Ifa Olokun Foundation, Oba (Dr.) Fakayode Adesina Faluade, has described the Alaafin of Oyo and the Chairman, Board of Trustees, Ifa Olokun Foundation, Oba (Dr.) Lamidi Atanda Adeyemi, as a colossus whose leadership role in the promotion of Yoruba culture and tradition has made monumental impacts on the Yoruba society.Oba Faluade, who made this remark early in the week at his Ibogun palace, while le
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Libyan returnee gives birth at cargo wing of Lagos Airport
Sat, 13 Oct 2018
Apregnant Libyan returnee yesterday went into labour shortly after arrival at the cargo wing of the Murtala Muhamnmed International Airport, Lagos and was delivered of a baby by a combined team of medical personnel.The woman was one of 12 pregnant returnees among 161 Nigerians brought back to the country with the assistance of the International Organization of Migration (IOM).The National Emergency Management Agency (NEMA) yesterday received the 50th flight of voluntary assisted returnees from L
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22 kids to get health care sponsorship from Star Times
Sat, 13 Oct 2018
Desirous of creating a sustainable social value and alleviating the needs of less privilege children in the society, leading Pay TV provider, Star Times Nigeria has as part of its Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) Initiative undertaken to make provision for the health care needs of 22 children under the care of Save Our Soul (SOS) Children Villages in Nigeria.The company made this known in a statement on Wednesday, noting that it will continue to add value to the society while uplifting the
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Wike, Fayose and PDP convention
Sat, 13 Oct 2018
WEEKS before the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) convention was held in Port Harcourt last Saturday, few party members and analysts were sure who would win. There was talk of an Aminu Tambuwal victory, and there were also feelings victory could swing in the direction of either Rabiu Kwankwaso or Bukola Saraki. But some key party leaders and critical stakeholders who knew a thing or two about political permutations and the dynamics of presidential nominations believed former vice president Atiku A
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Why Atiku picked Peter Obi as running mate Daniel
Sat, 13 Oct 2018
The Director General of the Atiku Abubakar Presidential Campaign Organisation, Otunba Gbenga Daniel has given reasons why Mr. Peter Obi was picked as the running mate to the presidential candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), Alhaji Abubakar.The 57-year-old Obi was a former governor of Anambra State and a former Chairman of Fidelity Bank Plc.In a statement on Friday, Daniel said Mr. Obis choice was largely influenced by his youthfulness, vast knowledge of global and local economics as
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Obaseki, Police CP, DSS boss hold security meeting
Sat, 13 Oct 2018
read riot act to criminalsassures of adequate security for Oba Ewuare IIs 2ndanniversaryThe Edo State Governor, Mr. Godwin Obaseki, has said that the state government will not relent in its effort to flush out criminal elements from the state, assuring that security has been beefed up with relevant agencies to ensure the safety of life and property in the state.Governor Obaseki who said this after a meeting with heads of security agencies in the state, including the Commissioner of Police, Mr. J
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Im under pressure to leave APC Yari
Sat, 13 Oct 2018
*Insists primaries held in Zamfara*Says its a huge joke to nominate Zamfara Gov candidate from AbujaZamfara State Governor, Abdulaziz Yari, on Friday said that he has been under intense pressure to defect from the All Progressives Congress (APC) with his supporters.Yari, who is the Chairman of Nigeria Governors Forum (NGF) spoke with State House correspondents after meeting with President Muhammadu Buhari at the State House, Abuja.He also handed over the results of the primaries conducted in the
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Dont sell APC guber ticket to highest bidder Marafa warns
Sat, 13 Oct 2018
The crisis rocking the Zamfara State chapter of the All Progressives Congress (APC) may be far from over.A front line governorship aspirant in the state, Senator Kabiru Garba Marafa , on Friday dissociated himself from a meeting convened by the National Chairman of the party, Comrade Adams Oshiomhole with Zamfara governorship aspirants on Thursday.Marafa who was reacting a publication on Oshiomhole meets Zamfara Guber aspirants, as party considers Lawal, claimed that Oshiomhole met with the nin
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Obasanjo has right to support any candidate, says Falana
Sat, 13 Oct 2018
Activist lawyer, Femi Falana (SAN) has said that it is the right of former President Olusegun Obasanjo to support any presidential candidate of his choice.Reacting to his recent endorsement of Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), Alhaji Atiku Abubakar, he said Obasanjo has a constitutional right to do so.According to him, Former President Obasanjo has a constitutional right to support any presidential candidate of his choice. It is however hoped that God will forgive him for supporting Alhaji Atiku A
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2019: Atiku picks Peter Obi as running mate
Sat, 13 Oct 2018
Presidential candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in the 2019 elections, Alhaji Atiku Abubakar has picked a former Governor of Anambra State, Mr. Peter Obi as his running mate.The only official confirmation of the choice of Obi came from Mr. Ike Abonyi, the Media Adviser to the national chairman of the PDP, Prince Uche Secondus.Abonyi confirmed the report through a terse text message, stating confirmed without further comments.A competent source in the Atiku camp had earlier confirmed
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Pipeline explosion kills nursing mother, soldiers in Abia
Sat, 13 Oct 2018
Injured victims receiving treatment in hospitalsIt was a horrific to behold as lifeless bodies of residents and indigenes of Umu Nwankwo, Umuimo Njiko Umunna and Umuaduru communities in Osisioma Local Government Area of Abia State, off Enugu-Aba-Port Harcourt Expressway liter the scene where Petroleum Motor Spirit (PMS) pipeline explosions that occurred in the early hours of Friday.The explosion, it was learnt occurred on an abandoned Nigerian National Petroleum Corporations (NNPC) supplying PMS
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BABA SALA: What artistes are saying about the late comic icon
Sat, 13 Oct 2018
The late Moses Olaiya Adejumo, popularly called Baba Sala was a phenomenal entertainer. Contemporaries and younger artistes attest to his amiability and creative resourcefulness in this report.I once broke my arm for Baba Sala Mr. LatinBABA Sala was a legend, a pathfinder who showed us the way to be the comedians that we are today. He showed us that indeed, there is money in comedy, and we can all see for ourselves today.I once had a broken arm because of Baba Sala. I was in Ilesa in 2002, when
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The Price Is Right: Reality show set for Nigerian Shoppers
Sat, 13 Oct 2018
ALL is set for the The Price Is Right, a shoppers reality show with franchise for the Nigerian territory.The Show which is expected to debut on Nigerian television before the end of the year will be run by HS Facilities Ltd, a subsidiary of the HS Media Group in partnership with Genesis Studios, foremost Nigerian television production outfit and owners of the shows franchise.Aside its entertainment offering, the global reality show which is currently the longest running game show on American tel
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Baba Sala-size
Sat, 13 Oct 2018
I have often heard about the nuance of peoples legs not fitting well in shoes of outstanding predecessors. The story of late Moses Olaiya Adejumo, aka Baba Sala, in physical and professional scope, has given credence to this assertion.Since the man passed on Sunday, October 7, 2018, those who are familiar with his act since he started in 1964 believe that only one word qualifies among several verbs that have been used to describe the person and creative skills of the showbiz icon a legend.In sy
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AHBE AWARDS TO HONOUR ELUMELU, AGBEYO, AFRICAN ENTERTAINERS
Sat, 13 Oct 2018
AFRICAS prominent businessman, Tony Elumelu alongside philanthropist and chairman, Cornfield Group, Dr. Babatope Agbeyo and African entertainers like Lenny Juma (Kenya), Hilda Dokubo, Kofi Adjorlolo (Ghana), Fathia Balogun, Ali Nuhu and Segun Arinze will be celebrated at this years edition of Africa Heritage Broadcasting & Entertainment Awards (AHBEAwards). Others are Lydia Forson, Kareem Adepoju (Baba Wande), Zeb Ejiro, Toyin Adegbola, Adewale Ayuba, Adewale Rasaq (Sokoto), Georgina Onuoha,
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BABA KUBOYE PREMIERES SOPHOMORE ALBUM
Sat, 13 Oct 2018
AMERICA-BASED Nigerian artiste, Baba Kuboye, vamps up 2018 for lovers of Afro-Pop/Afro Hip-Hop, with the release of his sophomore album. The Down 4 Whateva Entertainment act has launched his second studio album titled; One Day. The album is a sensational 8-track which includes his first two singles of 2018 Tonight, Nothing featuring Reminisce; the recently released Things Are Hard single; the lead single One Day, which features his late mum and Femi KutiThe currently buzzing Things Are Hard tr
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Beware of scammers, Baba Salas family warns
Sat, 13 Oct 2018
THE family of late Moses Adejumo, popularly known as Baba Sala, has warned unsuspecting members of the public against falling for the tricks of some fraudsters who have opened an online account for the funeral of the late comedian.The eldest son of the comedian, Bamidele Adejumo, who spoke in Ilesa, Osun State on Tuesday, noted that the family had not opened any bank account for the funeral of his father, contrary to claims by the fraudsters.Bamidele said the family was embarrassed that some per
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I didnt know we were related Toyin Adegbola
Sat, 13 Oct 2018
If you will agree with me, he was the first comedian. Also a musician and King Sunny Ades mentor, he had touched a lot of lives. I did not know we were related until 15 years ago when we met at a function at my home town and we got introduced as relations. As at the time he retired he went fully into ministry. I thank God for his optical movie, though it was pirated and that affected him, but he tried his best. If he did not start it then, I am sure we wont have people in that line today.
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2Baba, Falz, Timi Dakolo, others gather for Buckwyld n Breathless movie
Sat, 13 Oct 2018
AHEAD of the seventh edition of Buckwyld n Breathless concert, scheduled for Saturday, October 20, at the EKO Convention Center, Lagos, top artistes, including 2Baba, Falz, Annie Idibia, Kenny Blaq, Timi Dakolo and other industry hot shots gathered at a promotional press event, which revealed the unveiling of a movie, Power of 1 at the concert.Put together by Buckwyld Media Network, Power of 1, according to organisers, is a phenomenal work of art aimed at entrenching in the hearts of Nigerians;
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AFRIMA unveils programme for GHANA 2018
Sat, 13 Oct 2018
THE All Africa Music Awards (AFRIMA) in conjunction with African Union Commission (AUC), have announced the program for the 5th AFRIMA, holding in Accra, Ghanafrom Wednesday, November 21 to Saturday, November 24, 2018.Running under the theme Africa is Gold, Ghana was unveiled as the official host country on September 5 at the African Union Headquarters in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia.Kicking off the back-to-back exhilarating events program for the 5th AFRIMA on November 21 is the AFRIMA Welcome Soiree,
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His fusion of music and comedy spurred me -Koffi
Sat, 13 Oct 2018
I condole with the entire family on this great loss. He was a huge source of inspiration to me. I still have some phono discs of his great works. Orun Mooru. Lamidi and Kari Ile. His fusion of music and comedy spurred me to follow same line of entertainment. He was the first and best that ever did it.
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Why CBN needs to monitor commercial banks
Sat, 13 Oct 2018
Princess Layo Bakare Okeowo is the Chief Executive Officer, FAE Limited, a company involved in the production of fast moving consumer goods amongst other things. In this interview with BIODUN-THOMAS DAVIDS, she speaks on the problems besetting the manufacturing sub-sector and other related issues. Excerpts:As an industrialist, how will you react to the state of industry in Nigeria’My advice or my dream is for us to industrialise Nigeria. Many people are migrating to China and other best eco
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Forensic auditors urge action on CIFIA Bill
Sat, 13 Oct 2018
The Chartered Institute of Forensic and Investigative Auditors of Nigeria (CIFIA) has called on the House of Representatives to follow the Senate and pass the CIFIA Bill in order to boost the fight against corruption.CIFIAs Chief promoter, Dr Victoria Enape, made the appeal at the induction/ training of new members in Abuja, with the theme Transition to Forensic and Investigative Audit.The Bill for an Act to establish the Chartered Institute of Forensic and Investigative Auditors of Nigeria was
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NIMASA advocates safety enforcement
Sat, 13 Oct 2018
The Nigeria Maritime Administration and Safety Agency (NIMASA), on Thursday in Lagos advised maritime stakeholders on the need to maintain and enforce safety measures in the work place.Dr Dakuku Peterside, the Director-General (DG) of NIMASA speaking during the agencys 2018 Annual Maritime Administration and Safety Enforcement Workshop said that it behoves on NIMASA to ensure safety within the nations maritime domain.The theme of the event was Maritime Enforcement Safety: Current Global Benchmar
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