Nigeria Newspapers: Today’s Thisday Newspaper Headlines [21st October, 2018].

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President’s Men, Governors Plot against Oshiomhole
Sun, 21 Oct 2018

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Disturbed by their inability to have their way, some members of the president’s kitchen cabinet and a host of governors are plotting against the national chairman of the All Progressives Congress (APC), Comrade Adams Oshiomhole.

The governors, about 15 in number along side their allies in the presidency wants the chairman out of office as soon as possible and replaced with someone more amenable to their demands and interests. Their disaffection with their chairman stems from their inability to impose their candidates on the party to fly its flag in various elective positions.

The plot is thickening just as the president is taking steps to reunite the party following the disaffections and bad blood created by its recent divisive primaries.

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However, Oshiomhole has fought back saying that everything he is doing is for the masses of the party and not about to pander to interests of a clique within the party who are driven by a sense of entitlement.

Oshiomhole was said to have clearly warned that he is not about to compromise his principle just to please a few.
THISDAY gathered that the outcome of the recent primary elections, which left the party more divided, had become a source of serious concern to stakeholders in the party. Oshiomhole is being accused of not playing fair thereby creating the mood for the divisions and defections that have plaqued the party.

Sources within the presidency alligned in the plot against Oshiomhole claimed that even when some of the challenges were seen ahead of time and brought to his notice, Oshiomhole mismanaged the situations, with grave consequences for the party and fear Atiku Abubakar’s growing momentum.

The sources noted that when the crises, which arose from the primary election, started, the president had personally given a directive to the national chairman about six times on what to do. But he disregarded the orders because of his personal interest and continued with what he thought was the best even when he was not getting results. The situation was said to have gotten so bad that Oshiomhole started avoiding the president and refused to honour his invitations. All these were seen as constituting great danger to the party.

THISDAY learnt that those to perfect Oshiomhole’s removal had already been deployed and they had commenced the task quietly, even though not necessarily to the knowledge of the president.

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2019: Sani Dumps APC Heads to PRP
Sun, 21 Oct 2018
Were yet to confirm his exit, says party John Shiklam in Kaduna In a further depletion of the All Progressives Congress (APC) membership in the Senate, the senator for Kaduna Central senatorial zone, Mr. Shehu Sani, Saturday dumped the party after failing to get its ticket for re-election in 2019 under controversial circumstances. Sani submitted []The post 2019: Sani Dumps APC Heads to PRP appeared first on THISDAYLIVE.
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Why Lagos APC Leaders Want Ambode Impeached
Sun, 21 Oct 2018
Let’s forgive and forget, governor tells cabinet Collapses campaign structure into Sanwo-olus Olawale Olaleye and Gboyega Akinsanmi It appears there is no relief yet for Lagos State Governor Akinwunmi Ambode, despite losing his re-election bid in the All Progressives Congress (APC), as the leadership of the party in the state has, allegedly, concluded plans to []The post Why Lagos APC Leaders Want Ambode Impeached appeared first on THISDAYLIVE.
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Kanu to Speak on Ordeal in Hands of Military
Sun, 21 Oct 2018
David-Chyddy Eleke in Awka The Indigenous People of Biafra, IPOB has announced that its leader, Nnamdi Kanu who recently resurfaced in Israel would address Biafrans and lovers of the organisation on Sunday evening. In a statement by its media and publicity secretary, Emma Powerful, the IPOB said Kanu would be briefing on Radio Biafra to []The post Kanu to Speak on Ordeal in Hands of Military appeared first on THISDAYLIVE.
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No Plans to Dump APC, Says Abe
Sun, 21 Oct 2018
Ernest Chinwo in Port Harcourt A senator representing Rivers South East Senatorial District in the National Assembly, Senator Magnus Abe, has said he has no plans to dump the All Progressives Congress (APC) contrary to reports in the media. Abe, elected as the governorship candidate through direct primaries by a faction of the party in []The post No Plans to Dump APC, Says Abe appeared first on THISDAYLIVE.
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Ambode Links Justice Sector Reforms to Lagos GDP Growth
Sun, 21 Oct 2018
Gboyega Akinsanmi Lagos State Governor, Mr Akinwunmi Ambode at the weekend noted that the reforms carried out in the judicial sector were already improving on the state’s Gross Domestic Product (GDP), thereby commending judicial officers for their integrity and dedication to duty. He made the remark at a special dinner to mark the New Legal []The post Ambode Links Justice Sector Reforms to Lagos GDP Growth appeared first on THISDAYLIVE.
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Former CJN, Idris Kutigi, Dies at 78
Sun, 21 Oct 2018
By Laleye Dipo in Minna Former Chief Justice of Nigeria, Justice Idris Legbo Kutigi, 78, is dead. Kutigi died in a London hospital on Saturday night. The chief press secretary to Niger State governor, Jibrin Ndace, confirmed the death of the former Chief Justice in a telephone interview with THISDAY on Sunday. Ndace said the []The post Former CJN, Idris Kutigi, Dies at 78 appeared first on THISDAYLIVE.
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2019: Sani Dumps APC Heads to PRP
Sun, 21 Oct 2018
John Shiklam in Kaduna The senator for Kaduna Central senatorial zone, Mr. Shehu Sani, has dumped the All Progressives Congress (APC) following a failed attempt to get the party’s ticket for re-election in 2019. Competent sources informed THISDAY yesterday that the Senator may be heading to Peoples Redemption Party (PRP). Sani submitted his resignation letter []The post 2019: Sani Dumps APC Heads to PRP appeared first on THISDAYLIVE.
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Again, Immigration Arrest Ghanaian Human Trafficking Suspects at MMIA
Sun, 21 Oct 2018
Chinedu Eze Less than two weeks after the apprehension of eight Ghanaians at the Murtala Muhammed International Airport (MMIA), Lagos for attempted human trafficking, the Nigeria Immigration Service (NIS) has arrested another batch of four suspects from the West African nation for the same offence. The four Ghanaians, who were arrested at the weekend, were []The post Again, Immigration Arrest Ghanaian Human Trafficking Suspects at MMIA appeared first on THISDAYLIVE.
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APC Plotting to Use Militias to Disrupt Guber Election, A’Ibom Alleges
Sun, 21 Oct 2018
Tobi Soniyi in Lagos The Akwa Ibom State Government has formally invited the security agencies to investigate various claims to run down the government and cause mayhem in the build-up to the general elections in February next year. In a letter to the Inspector General of Police, the Director-General of the State Security Service and []The post APC Plotting to Use Militias to Disrupt Guber Election, AIbom Alleges appeared first on THISDAYLIVE.
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Boko Haram kills 12 in Borno
Sun, 21 Oct 2018
Michael Olugbode in Maiduguri Suspected Boko Haram members prowled an outskirts of Maiduguri, the capital of Borno State, killing 12 persons on farmlands. The terrorists were said to have moved on Saturday morning in a convoy of gun trucks around the north flank of Sambisa Forest, their former stronghold and spiritual headquarters. They were said []The post Boko Haram kills 12 in Borno appeared first on THISDAYLIVE.
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Buhari, Tinubu Lament Loss of Lives in Abia, Kaduna
Sun, 21 Oct 2018
Omololu Ogunmade in Abuja President Muhammadu Buhari Saturday in Abuja regretted what he described as unnecessary loss of life and property in a pipeline explosion that rocked Osisioma Ngwa community in Abia State on Friday morning. Likewise, the National Leader of All Progressives Congress (APC), Senator Bola Tinubu condemned the fresh communal crisis at Kasuwan []The post Buhari, Tinubu Lament Loss of Lives in Abia, Kaduna appeared first on THISDAYLIVE.
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Osinbajo, Ajimobi Grace Alaafin’s 80th Birthday
Sun, 21 Oct 2018
Ademola Babalola in Ibadan Eminent Nigerians from all walks of life on Saturday graced the grand finale of the 80th birthday of Alaafin of Oyo, Oba Lamidi Olayiwola Adeyemi III and the book launch held in his honour. President Muhammadu Buhari was represented by the Vice President Yemi Osinbajo, Governor Abiola Ajimobi of Oyo state; []The post Osinbajo, Ajimobi Grace Alaafin’s 80th Birthday appeared first on THISDAYLIVE.
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Buhari, Gowon, Jonathan Charge Traditional Rulers to Foster Unity
Sun, 21 Oct 2018
Adibe Emenyonu in Benin President Muhammadu Buhari Thursday in Benin called on traditional rulers across the country to continue to build bridges of unity and oneness to promote national development. Buhari made the call at the official launch of the Book titled ‘The Benin Monarchy: an Anthology of Benin History’ held in Benin City in []The post Buhari, Gowon, Jonathan Charge Traditional Rulers to Foster Unity appeared first on THISDAYLIVE.
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