Nigerian Newspapers: Today’s Guardian Newspaper Headlines [19 October, 2018].

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APC defies INEC, submits Zamfara candidates’ list
Fri, 19 Oct 2018

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The All Progressives Congress (APC) yesterday submitted the list of presidential and senatorial candidates to the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) in a bid to beat the October 18 deadline.
The Guardian learnt that the APC’s director of organisation, Alhaji Abubakar Kari, led other senior staff of the party in a branded vehicle to submit the list around 3:00 p.m.

Dozens of party bigwigs from across the country were seen at the secretariat speaking in hushed tones, uncertain if their names were on the list. The party was also said to have defied INEC’s order by going ahead to present a list of candidates from Zamfara State.

INEC had banned the APC from fielding candidates, after the expiration of the stipulated time.

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But a deputy director of information in the commission, Aliyu Bello, said: “As far as we are concerned, the issue of Zamfara is foreclosed.

We are not collecting any list from them, as they failed to meet up with the required standard.”

He added that INEC could not be held liable for the failure of the party to comply with constitutional provisions.

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All efforts by The Guardian to see the list proved abortive, as party officials ensured it remained a closely guarded secret.

Among those at the scene was Senator Ovie Omo-Agege (Delta Central), who belongs to a faction of the party in Delta State.

The crisis rocking the APC in the state took a turn for the worse, as a Federal High Court in Asaba restrained the National Working Committee (NWC) from submitting any list from the state to INEC.

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Police arrest man for raping three-year-old girl
Fri, 19 Oct 2018

A 35-yeal-old man, Ayegunle Adekunle, has been arrested by men of the Ogun State police command for forcefully having carnal knowledge of a three-year-old girl (name withheld).
The suspect, said to be a co-tenant of the victim’s parents at No. 29 Ore Meji Street, Oriokuta, Ota, was arrested following a complaint by the victim’s mother at Onipanu divisional police headquarters, Ota.

According to the state police command’s spokesman, Abimbola Oyeyemi, the mother reported that she discovered a bloodstain in her daughter’s pant, which raised her suspicion and after removing the pants, she discovered that “she was actually bleeding from her private part.

On enquiry, the girl disclosed how the suspect lured her into his room and had carnal knowledge of her.”

Oyeyemi in a statement in Abeokuta yesterday stated that upon the complaint, the Divisional Police Officer (DPO), Sangobiyi Johnson, detailed his detectives to arrest the suspect. The suspect, according to the statement “has confessed to committing the crime and blamed it on the devil.”

The victim, according to Oyeyemi, is receiving medical attention at a hospital.

The statement indicated that the Commissioner of Police, Ahmed Iliyasu, has directed that the case be transferred to the Anti-human Trafficking and Child Labour unit of the State Criminal Investigation and Intelligence Department for further investigation and prosecution.

Meanwhile, 48-year-old-man, Mallam Ado Abdul, has infected his three-year-old daughter, Adama, with HIV after having several rounds of sex with her. It was reliably gathered that Mallam Abdul, who lost his wife last year due to prolonged illness, developed love for his daughter and started sleeping with her.

Sources revealed that Ado, who lived at Gidan Sarkin Ilele, Kasuwan Magani Kajuru Local Government Area of Kaduna State, instead of allowing the little girl, Adama to stay with her grandmother, took his daughter to his house with a view to having illicit affair with her.

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Foundation carries out 7,600 free surgeries
Fri, 19 Oct 2018
About 7,600 surgeries, eye care and dental procedures have been carried out in four states as part of the medical interventions by the TY Danjuma Foundation from 2010 till date. The foundation, as part of its mandate to improve the lives of disadvantaged Nigerians, by supporting interventions implemented by Non-Governmental Organisations (NGOs), Community Based []
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Power to hit 9000 megawatts in 2020 first quarter
Fri, 19 Oct 2018
A new projection for power generation nationwide was yesterday put at 9000 Mega Watts (MW) effective first quarter of 2020…
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Rohr continues search for players, list for South Africa game out November
Fri, 19 Oct 2018
Super Eagles Manager, Gernot Rohr says he is still searching for quality players to beef up his squad despite Nigeria’s recent victories in the Cameroun 2019 African Nations Cup qualifying series.
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Single crucial step in my career, by Okpekpe theme song writer
Fri, 19 Oct 2018
Sefiya Ibrahim, who wrote the Okpekpe Road Race theme song, believes her latest single would take her career to a higher level. According to the Abia State-born afro-pop songstress, the hit single, entitled Your Money, is her second musical effort of the year, following the release of her EP ‘Antidote’ earlier in January. The Computer []
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Osibanjo, NYSC partner to mentor the girlchild
Fri, 19 Oct 2018
Wife of the vice president, Mrs. Oludolapo Osibanjo is partnering with the National Youth Service Corp (NYSC) ENGINE CDS to mentor the girlchild in secondary schools in Lagos. The campaign is to guide girls on the path to follow for a great future. The one-month program will focus on 20 schools in the state. Already, []
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Udoma doubts 12-month calendar for 2019 budget
Fri, 19 Oct 2018
The Minister for Budget and National Planning Minister, Udoma Udo Udoma, has expressed doubt over returning Nigeria’s budgeting cycle to the traditional January to December calendar any time soon.
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Operators, others left out in new national broadband council
Fri, 19 Oct 2018
Key stakeholders in the country’s information and communications technology have been left out in the newly reconstituted Nigeria National Broadband Council, Nigeria Communications Week can now reveal. A document of the new council sited by Nigeria Communications Week which contains list of members of the council revealed that no telecommunications operators in the country and industry associations []
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ITUC flays World Bank report on changes in global work conditions
Fri, 19 Oct 2018
The International Trade Union Confederation (ITUC) has condemned World Bank’s publication on the ‘World Development Report 2019: The Changing Nature of Work’. Expressing her disappointment, the ITUC General Secretary Sharan Burrow said the report seeks to deliver a few highly questionable and simplistic policy messages about the need to deregulate business and alleviate it of []
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