Nigerian Newspaper: The Dail Sun Headlines Today , Monday 22 October, 2018.

Nigerian Newspaper: The Dail Sun Headlines Today , Monday 22 October, 2018.

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Aftermath of primaries: Oshiomhole alleges plot, gang up
Mon, 22 Oct 2018

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The All Progressives Congress (APC) national chairman, Adams Oshiomhole, has alleged plans by some influential persons within the party, especially those who lost out in the recent primary elections, to pass vote of no confidence in him.

He further lamented that the same elements were frustrating his plans to reposition the ruling party, noting that his transgression against powerful stakeholders was his scorn for impunity and circumvention of due process carried out in some states.

The former Edo State governor, who made the claims, yesterday, through his Chief Press Secretary, Simon Ebegbulem, however promised to lead the ruling party to victory in the 2019 general elections, in spite of the gang-up.
“It is sad that while the national chairman is working round the clock, some stakeholders have thrown selfish political agenda into the mix to threaten the building of institutional capacity for the APC.

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“The suggestion in some quarters, especially by one of the presidential aspirants on the platform of the party, Mumakai Unagha, that the APC cannot win with Oshiomhole is, therefore, unfair, denigrating and baleful of Oshiomhole’s persona and commitment to a rejuvenated winning machine that the APC typifies.

“The totality of Unagha’s claims, without necessarily addressing them one after the other, tallies with cooked-up narratives being sponsored by some influential stakeholders in their respective states that Oshiomhole is responsible for all the problems in the APC at the moment.

“These influential stakeholders, according to grapevine, have begun to mobilise to pass a no-confidence vote in the leadership of Oshiomhole, having failed to impose their preferred candidates on the party in the nomination process.

“Rather than resort to needless perfidy at the threshold of a general election, we call on them to imbibe the spirit of sportsmanship, bolstered by the fact that the Oshiomhole leadership is propelled more by its interest in propriety in which victory for the party could be grounded.

“The crime committed by Oshhiomhole’s leadership is its disdain for impunity and circumvention of due process perpetrated in some of the states at the pleasure of some influential stakeholders.

“Overall, Comrade Oshiomhole has not, since stepping in the saddle, taken any unilateral decision in the running of the party affairs. All decisions, so far taken, passed through the mills of NWC deliberative sessions and enjoyed unanimous resolutions. The records are there. History will justify Comrade Oshiomhole and posterity will vindicate him,” Ebegbulem noted in the statement.

Enumerating the achievements the ruling party chairman recorded, Ebegbulem said: “APC under Oshiomhole, is in safe hands as the party marches, sure-footedly, to victory in the 2019 general election. This is the overarching mission of the National Working Committee (NWC), of the party under his leadership.

“To be clear, Oshiomhole did not become national chairman of the governing party to bring it down a notch from the pedestal of its 2015 electoral victory let alone to preside over its liquidation.

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Minimum wage: Labour threatens fresh nationwide strike
Mon, 22 Oct 2018
If nothing is responsibly done by the Federal Government to meet our demands, on Monday, the 6th day of November, we shall embark on a nationwide strike James Ojo, Abuja The trade union movement, yesterday, accused the Buhari government of littering the path to a new minimum wage with betrayal, resistance, half-truths and therefore vowed []The post Minimum wage: Labour threatens fresh nationwide strike appeared first on The Sun Nigeria.
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Buhari, Saraki, others mourn as ex-CJN Kutigi dies in London
Mon, 22 Oct 2018
Former Chief Justice of Nigeria, Idris Legbo Kutigi, is dead. He died at 78, in a London hospital, yesterday, after a brief illness. His eldest son, Sani, confirmed his father’s death, in Minna. We are making arrangements to transport our father back for burial, he said. Kutigi was born on December 31, 1939 and left []The post Buhari, Saraki, others mourn as ex-CJN Kutigi dies in London appeared first on The Sun Nigeria.
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Nigeria to host Wheelchair Tennis Futures
Mon, 22 Oct 2018
Nigeria’s capital city Abuja will be agog from October 29 to November 4 as the Puma Engineer ITF Wheelchair Tennis Championship holds. It’s the first time that Nigeria will be privilege to host the tournament and this has bring lots of excitement to the local players even though the prize money for the week-long event []The post Nigeria to host Wheelchair Tennis Futures appeared first on The Sun Nigeria.
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AITEO Cup final: Ugwuanyi seeks support for Rangers
Mon, 22 Oct 2018
As the Enugu Rangers International Football Club battles Kano Pillars of Kano State in this year’s NFF/AITEO Federation Cup finals in Asaba, Delta State capital on Wednesday, October 24, Gov. Ifeanyi Ugwuanyi of Enugu State has called on all enthusiastic fans of Rangers and indeed the Igbo nation, to offer special prayers for the club’s []The post AITEO Cup final: Ugwuanyi seeks support for Rangers appeared first on The Sun Nigeria.
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Gumel hails NOC Patrons ahead of investiture
Mon, 22 Oct 2018
President of the Nigeria Olympic Committee, NOC, Engr Habu Gumel has described Tuesday’s investiture of new patrons as a sure way of bringing light into Nigerian sports. Tomorrow at the Elegushis Palace in Ikate, off Lekki-Epe Expressway, the Executive and Board of the NOC will unveil new Patrons for the Olympic body. Those to be []The post Gumel hails NOC Patrons ahead of investiture appeared first on The Sun Nigeria.
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LaLiga full debut excites Omeruo
Mon, 22 Oct 2018
Kenneth Omeruo is delighted to make his first LaLiga start in Leganes 1-1 draw with Valencia at Mestalla on Saturday. The defender joined the Cucumber Growers in the summer on loan from Chelsea. and he made his debut as a substitute for the side against Rayo Vallecano on October 6 but was afforded a starting []The post LaLiga full debut excites Omeruo appeared first on The Sun Nigeria.
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Onazi welcomes baby girl
Mon, 22 Oct 2018
Super Eagles star, Onazi Ogenyi welcomed the birth of their second child on Saturday in the United States of America. Onazi, who got married two years ago, announced the birth of the baby girl and her name: Zara. He tweeted: ‘Welcome to the world my baby Zara Agbenu Onazi.’ The couple already have a daughter, []The post Onazi welcomes baby girl appeared first on The Sun Nigeria.
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EPL: Iwobi, Iheanacho, Ndidi at war
Mon, 22 Oct 2018
Bunmi Ogunyale In-form Nigerian midfielder, Alex Iwobi will hosts his compatriots Kelechi Iheanacho and Wilfried Ndidi as Arsenal battles Leicester City tonight in a Premier League tie at the Emirates Stadium. Iwobi, who has made five appearances and scored one goal in Premier League for the Gunners this season will battle Mesut Ozil for the []The post EPL: Iwobi, Iheanacho, Ndidi at war appeared first on The Sun Nigeria.
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FG losing over N5tr on port roads yearly, says Eyis Amiwero
Mon, 22 Oct 2018
The government is losing over N5 trillion every year because of the situation of the road. All businesses have closed down at the port area. Isaac Anumihe Lucky Eyis Amiwero is the Chairman/Chief Executive Officer of Eyis Resources Limited. As a foremost licensed agent and trainer, he has participated in over 167 and nine presidential []The post FG losing over N5tr on port roads yearly, says Eyis Amiwero appeared first on The Sun Nigeria.
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Buhari visits Seme border tomorrow
Mon, 22 Oct 2018
President Muhammadu Buhari and his Republic of Benin counterpart Patrice Talon will, tomorrow, perform the official hand-over of the new Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS) Border Posts at Seme-Krake and Neope-Akanu in Badagry. READA ALSO:Smuggling: Nigeria, Benin Republic set up joint c’ittee In a statement yesterday, Lagos State Government said all necessary arrangements []The post Buhari visits Seme border tomorrow appeared first on The Sun Nigeria.
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Kanu: I won’t face trial in Kangaroo court
Mon, 22 Oct 2018
I make bold to say that my forced unavailability deserves an evidentiary hearing in a competent court of law; not in a Kangaroo court Magnus Eze, Raphael Ede, Enugu and David Onwuchekwa, Nnewi Leader of the Indigenous Peoples of Biafra (IPOB), Mazi Nnamdi Kanu, has vowed to return to Nigeria but rejected facing trial in []The post Kanu: I won’t face trial in Kangaroo court appeared first on The Sun Nigeria.
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SMEs financing: Fidelity Bank gets $50m lifeline from AFDB
Mon, 22 Oct 2018
The African Development Bank (AfDB), has approved a $50 million line of credit to Nigeria’s Fidelity Bank Plc to support small and medium enterprises financing. READ ALSO:Banks that stay focused on core business’ll remain profitable ‘Okonkwo, Fidelity Bank boss The money is also meant to support women-owned enterprises in selected transformative sectors, including close to []The post SMEs financing: Fidelity Bank gets $50m lifeline from AFDB appeared first on The Sun Nigeria.
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el-Rufai’s wife condemns rape of minors, implores women to prioritize education for girls
Mon, 22 Oct 2018
Nkechi Chima, Abuja Wife of Governor of Kaduna State, Aisha Ummi Garba el-Rufai, has condemned the rate at which girls, especially minors, are being sexually molested and raped in our society. Mrs. el-Rufai was particularly worried that majority of out of school children are girls and implored women to prioritise education for girls. She affirmed []The post el-Rufais wife condemns rape of minors, implores women to prioritize education for girls appeared first on The Sun Nigeria.
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2019: ECOWAS pledges financial support to INEC
Mon, 22 Oct 2018
Romanus Ugwu, Abuja The Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS) has promised to give financial and every other form of support to the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) for the 2019 general elections. ECOWAS Commissioner for Political Affairs, Peace and Security, Gen. Francis Behanzin, who led a delegation of the sub-regional body on a []The post 2019: ECOWAS pledges financial support to INEC appeared first on The Sun Nigeria.
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Kutigi: CJN declares 7 days mourning
Mon, 22 Oct 2018
Godwin Tsa, Abuja The Chief Justice of Nigeria (CJN), Justice Walter Onnoghen, has directed that the national flag be flown at half-mast in all judicial institutions for a period of seven days in honour ‘of one of his predecessor, Justice Idris Kutigi. The CJN who ‘confirmed Kutigis death said Kutigi died on October 20 this []The post Kutigi: CJN declares 7 days mourning appeared first on The Sun Nigeria.
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Bees cause panic at Kaduna market
Mon, 22 Oct 2018
Noah Ebije, Kaduna. There was tension in Kaduna city, on Sunday, as rumour spread across the state capital that reprisal attack was taking place in Kujama market, Chukun Local Government Area of the state following last week bloody crisis in Kasuwan Magani area of the state. However, our correspondent gathered that traders at Kujama market []The post Bees cause panic at Kaduna market appeared first on The Sun Nigeria.
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Whither art thou David Umahi
Mon, 22 Oct 2018
A number of people have classified Umahi as having a PDP body and an APC soul. In November 2017, he reportedly endorsed the second term ambition of Buhari. Casmir Igbokwe The hullabaloo was really unnecessary. He is the chairman of the South-East Governors’ Forum. Hence, you would expect that David Umahi would be the first []The post Whither art thou David Umahi’ appeared first on The Sun Nigeria.
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Giwa, Death, and Journalism
Mon, 22 Oct 2018
Dele Giwa was murdered for standing up to the lies and impunity of the ruling class. He paid the ultimate price. Eric Osagie We have a natural right to make use of our pens as of our tongue, at our peril, risk and hazard Voltaire The man we are celebrating here today died at []The post Giwa, Death, and Journalism appeared first on The Sun Nigeria.
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In search of political mentors (8): The outsider unsung political hero
Mon, 22 Oct 2018
Today brings evergreen comments made at different times by this unique Nigerian mentor. You cannot listen to him without questioning his Nigerian heritage. Michael Bush This is a special entry. Its the long-awaitedconclusion of this series for now, and stands out because of the man involved. Its other edge is embedded in its peculiar style. []The post In search of political mentors (8): The outsider unsung political hero appeared first on The Sun Nigeria.
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Cabals here, cabals there
Mon, 22 Oct 2018
Years ago, the sentiment was promoted by influential persons within the political class that INEC needed to be substantially defanged. Andy Ezeani These are very interesting times. Dependingon what your stakes are, it could also be a very troubling time. You know the season is real tacky when even the rich also whimperor indeed cry. []The post Cabals here, cabals there appeared first on The Sun Nigeria.
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TraderMoni: Bridging gap for low-earning traders
Mon, 22 Oct 2018
This product involves loans starting at N10,000, and they are for petty traders for whom MarketMoni and FarmerMoni are too large Uzoma Nwagba When the President Muhammadu Buhari-led administration launched MarketMoni, a loan scheme targeted at traders who hold BVNs and are registered with market associations, under its Government Enterprise and Empowerment Programme (GEEP), a []The post TraderMoni: Bridging gap for low-earning traders appeared first on The Sun Nigeria.
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The Moghalu challenge
Mon, 22 Oct 2018
Moghalu warns that: On current trends of what passes for governance in Nigeria and despite our dynamism as a people, that future is a bleak one.’ Ayo Oyoze Baje The statistics are simply scary, sordid and scandalous; looking at Nigeria’s Human Development Index (HDI)vis–vis its enormous natural endowments. For instance, that the world’s sixth largest []The post The Moghalu challenge appeared first on The Sun Nigeria.
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Where’s ‘Abia Stakeholders’ Forum’ now
Mon, 22 Oct 2018
It is obvious words have lost their meanings in Umuahia. If not, why would a bunch of rascally scallywags constitute themselves into Abia stakeholders’ Ebere Wabara From time to time, the vanishing tribe of bunkums inexplicably opposed to the former governor of Abia State, Dr. Orji Kalu, churn out faceless and nondescript outfits that indulge []The post Wheres Abia Stakeholders Forum now’ appeared first on The Sun Nigeria.
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Buying made-in-Nigeria goods
Mon, 22 Oct 2018
Charity, they say, begins at home and this necessitated the campaign for patronage of made-in-Nigeria goods to be enforced first at government ministries and agencies. Kayode Ojewale The need to patronise made-in-Nigeria goods cannot be overemphasized as it is one major way to economic growth and development. The economy of any nation grows rapidly when []The post Buying made-in-Nigeria goods appeared first on The Sun Nigeria.
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How sustainable is the new minimum wage
Mon, 22 Oct 2018
An increase in wage will only be valuable and sustainable in a viable or healthy economy, and not in our current comatose economy. MacDonald Chijioke Ezenwaka On September 27, 2018, the Nigeria Labour Congress (NLC) and other labour unions embarked on a nationwide warning strike over the non-implementation of new minimum wage, after the 14-day []The post How sustainable is the new minimum wage’ appeared first on The Sun Nigeria.
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The way forward for the economy
Mon, 22 Oct 2018
As a result of the recent warning by the International Monetary Fund (IMF) to Nigeria to halt her rising debt stock, fast track structural reforms and diversify the revenue base or face imminent crisis, the Federal Government has acknowledged that the concerns raised at the IMF/World Bank annual meetings in Bali, Indonesia, require a new []The post The way forward for the economy appeared first on The Sun Nigeria.
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