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

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

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2019: Buhari, Atiku dangle records, SGF at Southwest
Mon, 22 Oct 2018
President Muhammadu Buhari is wooing southern leaders in a bid to strengthen his support base ahead of the 2019 poll.

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The Buhari Campaign Organisation (BCO) is in talks with prominent southern leaders and groups, including Afenifere, Ohanaeze, Ijaw National Congress and Middle Belt Forum, it said yesterday.

Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) candidate Atiku Abubakar is pleading with critics of his running mate Peter Obi’s choice to take it easy.

Atiku is dangling before the Southwest two main items —restructuring and the Secretary to the Government of the Federation (SGF) slot.

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Buhari’s campaigners are relying on the President’s records to fetch him support.

BCO believes that Buhari’s second term will be in the best interest of the country because, said the organisation, he is poised to use the next four years to consolidate on the policies of his administration.

The Director of Communication and Strategic Planning of the BCO, Mallam Gidado Ibrahim, in a statement issued yesterday in Abuja, noted that the group had been touring the southern states “in the past few weeks”.

According to him, the group’s meetings with southern leaders, including royal fathers, is to get them to re-examine the scorecard of the Buhari administration in the last three years, and realise that he has performed well, contrary to “the falsehood” being peddled by the opposition.

Ibrahim said: “First, we want to reach out to fellow leaders in the South and convince them to rally round Buhari and support him beyond boundaries.

“If the President is allowed another four years to do what is needed to consolidate on what he has started, within a very short time, the situation will change in Nigeria.”

According to Ibrahim, most of the North’s leaders are leading Buhari’s campaign for re-election because his performance, particularly in agric, and his economic diversification policy was yielding results for the economy.

The group has visited the Alaafin of Oyo, Oba Lamidi Olayiwola Adeyemi III. “We reviewed President Buhari’s performance in the last three years. The royal father agreed with us that he has done creditably well, Ibrahim said.

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Pension Administrators invest N1.49 tr in Treasury Bills
Mon, 22 Oct 2018
Tension Fund Administrators (PFAs) have invested N1.49 trillion in Treasury Bills.The monthly National Pension Commission (PenCom) report released yesterday in Abuja by its spokesman, Peter Aghahowa, explained how the fund had been invested.The commission said the PFAs invested N4.22 trillion in Federal Governments bonds; Federal Mortgage Bank of Nigeria (FMBN) got N10.91 billion; Sukuk bonds, N53.15 billion; and green bonds, N6.96 billion.State government securities took N154.43 billion. Corpor
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Why they want me out, by Oshiomhole
Mon, 22 Oct 2018
All Progressives Congress (APC) National Chairman Adams Oshiomholespoke yesterday on how some powerful stakeholders who are against his returning the party to the people were mobilising to pass a vote of no confidence on his leadership. He did not name such stakeholders.Oshiomholesaid his sin was his refusal to allow impunity and circumvention of due process in some states, pointing out that from the outset, he never had the illusion that reforming the party would be easy.In a statement by his C
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Buhari, CJN, governors, others mourn ex-CJN Kutigi
Mon, 22 Oct 2018
President Muhammadu Buhari yesterday commiserated with the judiciary family following the death of one-time Chief Justice of Nigeria (CJN) Idris Legbo Kutigi.Flags in the judicial arm of government are flying at half mast as directed by CJN Walter Onnoghen. A seven-day mourning period has also been declared.Niger State Governor Abubakar Sani-Bello and Inspector Genral of Police (IGP) Ibrahim Idris, extoled the virtues of the departed ex-CJNJustice Kutigi (CJN Jan. 30, 2007 to Dec. 30 2009) died
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Tinubu mourns Kutigi, Tukur
Mon, 22 Oct 2018
All Progressives Congress (APC) stalwart, Asiwaju Bola Tinubu, has commiserated with the families of former Chief Justice of Nigeria, Justice Idris Legbo Kutigi, and ex- Chairman of the Revenue Mobilization, Allocation and Fiscal Commission, (RMAC) Hamman who died at the weekend.In a statement by Tinubu Media Office yesterday, the APC leader said Kutigi and Tukur were statesmen and distinguished Nigerians who served the country creditably in their different areas of specialisation and capacities
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Kwara govt to prosecute Offa robbery suspects
Mon, 22 Oct 2018
A Nigeria Police Force said yesterday that it was waiting for the Kwara State Attorney-General to take over the prosecution of the suspects in the Offa robbery.It said the fate of the suspects would be decided by state Attorney-General.The Force said it had been waiting for the Attorney-General to take over the prosecution of the suspects, since the directive was given in August by the Attorney-General of the Federation, Abubakar Malami.The suspects had in their confessional statements indicted
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Gana loses out as SDP affirms Duke as presidential candidate
Mon, 22 Oct 2018
The Social Democratic Party(SDP) yesterday affirmed ex-Governor Donald Duke as its presidential candidate.It said Duke was validly nominated at the partys October 6 national convention and his name already submitted to the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC).The party said ex-Minister of Information Prof. Jerry Gana congratulated, hugged and wished Duke well after the shadow election.Partys Media and Publicity Director Yemi Akinbode in a statement yesterday noted the statement by Dr
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CPJ condemns Limans killing
Mon, 22 Oct 2018
The Catalyst for Global Peace and Social Justice (CPJ) has condemned the killing by Boko Haram of Miss Hauwa Liman, one of the aid workers with the International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC).The CPJ said in a statement by its convener Abraham Sam Aiyedogbon and Chas Nwam that it received the news of the killing of Leman with shock and blamed the federal government for the poor handling of the abductions of Leman and other health workers.The group added that it was troubled due to the lack o
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Women in advertising to meet
Mon, 22 Oct 2018
The Association of Advertising Agencies of Nigeria (AAAN) and the Committee on Women In Advertising will on Thursday in Lagos hold the maiden edition of Women in Advertisng Annual Cocktail.One of the objectives of the event is to transform female practitioners across Marketing Communications (Marcoms) industry into outstanding leaders, who can contribute broadly to their firms success.The event will also create a platform to interact and provide professional guidance to female practitioners.Pres
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Trial in AGO fraud case begins today
Mon, 22 Oct 2018
Trial will begin today before Justice Mojisola Dada of the Special Offences Court in Ikeja in the fraud case involving an international company, Trafigura Baheer BV and its Nigerian partner Trafigura PTE Ltd.They were alleged to have defrauded Nigerian companies of 10,000 metric tonnes of Automotive Gas Oil worth N200 million.According to the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC), which filed the charge, the fraud forced Spring Bank, which financed the deal, into bankruptcy.Two Nigeria
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Kanu: Stunt after stunt
Mon, 22 Oct 2018
His disappearance looked like a stunt. His reappearance looked like another stunt. An October 19 online video showing the controversial leader of theIndigenous People of Biafra (IPOB), Nnamdi Kanu, praying in Israel, extended an attention-grabbing drama that began with his disappearance on September 14, 2017. His reappearance 13 months after was as mysterious as his disappearance.The groups Media and Publicity Secretary, Emma Powerful, said in a statement that corroborated the video: Fellow Biaf
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Atiku will take Nigeria backward, says Olawepo-Hashim
Mon, 22 Oct 2018
Alliance for New Nigeria (ANN) presidential candidate Gbenga Olawepo-Hashim spoke with reporters in Lagos on his ambition, plans for the country and why next years general elections will determine Nigerias future. Group Political Editor EMMANUEL OLADESU was there.WHAT is your reaction to the emergence of Alhaji Atiku abubakar as the PDP presidential candidate’By all standards the Waziri of Adamawa is qualified to be the President of Nigeria, having been Vice President before. But, the 2019
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EFCC, ICPC urged to probe bribery allegation against Ganduje
Mon, 22 Oct 2018
TheKwankwasiyya Youth Wing has called on the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) and Independent Corrupt Practices Commission (ICPC) to commence the probe of the Kano State Governor, Dr Abdullahi Umar Ganduje, over video clips showing the Governor allegedly receiving $5 million bribe.Briefing newsmen at the Nigeria Union of Journalists (NUJ) Press Centre in Kano on Sunday as part of activities to mark Senator Rabiu Musa Kwankwasos 62nd birthday, the Chairman of the Movement, Alhaji K
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Amosun dismisses alleged defection from APC after meeting with Buhari
Mon, 22 Oct 2018
Gov. Ibikunle Amosun of Ogun has dismissed as mischief the insinuation that he had defected from the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC) or planning to dump the party over political developments in the state.Amosun stated this when he fielded questions from State House correspondent of the Nigerian Television Authority (NTA) after a closed door meeting with President Muhammadu Buhari, at the Presidential Villa, Abuja, on Sunday.The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports that prior to Sundays me
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Burna Boy wows at O2 Arena on UK tour
Mon, 22 Oct 2018
Currently on his Life on the Outside UK tour, Afrobeat music sensation Burna Boy is not leaving fans in doubt of his ace game as he recently sold out his concert at the O2 Arena, Brixton.From the release of his Outside album early this year to thechart-topping success ofYe, his collaboration with Major Lazer, and launching a limited edition cereal, the Afrofusion star has shown no signs of slowing down. The show kicked off with insane energy where the intro clip started playing to Burna Boy driv
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AMAA: South African film tops award
Mon, 22 Oct 2018
South African film, Five Fingers For Marseilles win the Best Film prize at the 14th Africa Movie Academy Awards (AMAA) which held at the weekend in Kigali, Rwanda.Nigeria was also among the big winners, as veteran actor, Richard More Damijo emerged the overall Best Actor in a Leading Role for the part he played in Cross Roads, this was just as veteran actress, Joke Silva won Best Actress in a Supporting Role for her role in Potato Potahto.Here is the full list of winners:Best actor in a supporti
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Why I wrote book on Fela
Mon, 22 Oct 2018
The need to continuously document the life and philosophy of the late Afrobeat King, Fela Anikulapo Kuti has motivated Journalist, writer and activist Lanre Arogundade to present a book on the music icon at the weekend.Riding on the crest of this years edition of Felabration, Arogundade, chairman of the International Press Center (IPC) presented the book on Saturday at the Kalakuta Musuem in Ikeja, Lagos.In attendance were members of Arogundades constituency in the media and activism as well as
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Nollywood mourns filmmaker Chris Ekejimbe
Mon, 22 Oct 2018
Several Nollywood stakeholders have expressed sadness over the death, at the weekend, of a notable filmmaker, Mr. Chris Ekejimbe.Ekejimbe, a highly vocal director and CEO of 4Screams Studios, died at the Lagos University Teaching Hospital (LUTH) on Saturday morning, after months of managing complications arising from wrong medical prescription.The deceased who hails from Anambra State was a board member of the Association of Nollywood Core Producers (ANCOPS) and founder of notable Nollywood soci
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Kunle Afolayan provokes thought with new fashion
Mon, 22 Oct 2018
Over since he made debut with his Ire clothing line, filmmaker Kunle Afolayans fashion style has taking a new dimension partly in promotion of the brand and partly to provoke creativity in the fashion industry.Spotted at the AMAAs red carpet event in Kigali at the weekend, Afolayan who wore a suit atop his most tauted Kembe trousers, made from Ankara fabrics, says he received mixed reactions from fans.He stated on his Instagram:. I decided to provoke the conservatives yesterday by wearing Kembe
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Sefiya Dadiva shines with Your Money
Mon, 22 Oct 2018
The latest effort by budding afro-pop songstress Sefiya DaDiva sees her teaming up with the King of new school dancehall Sugarbana on an exhilarating song titled YourMoney.Produced by Richie, Sefiya exerts her vocals with dexterity, as she sings about an unidentified lover whom she adores wholeheartedly, but only due to his heavy pockets and the luxurious items he possesses. She sings: Im in love with your body, no be my fault, na your money. Her collaborator Sugarbana brings his usual highly-sp
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Panasonic India mulls hike in phones, consumer appliances prices
Mon, 22 Oct 2018
Following a continuous fall in the rupees value against the United States dollar, Panasonic India NSE last week said it is mulling raising prices of mobile phones and consumer appliances in the range of five to seven per cent post festive season.Post Diwali, if the situation of exchange rate continues where it is or beyond 72 (against USD) then there will be a price increase to the extent of 5-7 per cent which will happen in the market. Thats inevitable, Panasonic India and South Asia President
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Motorcycles without mirrors
Mon, 22 Oct 2018
Mirrors in a Trailer, Truck, Bus, Car, Tricycle, Motorcycle or Bicycle are like a second eye to the Driver or Rider. It, therefore, implies that any Driver or Rider, whose vehicle has no requisite mirrors cannot see well thereby constituting a safety risk on the road.After a tour of several places in Lagos, Abuja, Sokoto, Katsina, Benin and Bauchi States, I noticed a very dangerous trend, most of the Motorcycles had no side Mirrors, a very few had mirror on only one side while a very tiny percen
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CIIN to hold Millennial Assembly
Mon, 22 Oct 2018
Millennials within the age bracket of 21 and 30 in the insurance industry, will soon be lending their voices to the future of insurance business in the country, President, Chartered Insurance Institute of Nigeria (CIIN), Eddie Efekoha, has said.Efekoha who spoke at a media parley in Lagos, said the Institute is providing a platform called, Millennial Assembly for the young professionals to contribute to the development of the industry.He said the Institute is set to host the Millennials Assembly
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Power privatisation: Electricity consumers endless woes
Mon, 22 Oct 2018
The unbundled assets of the defunct Power Holding Company of Nigeria (PHCN) were handed over to private investors in November 2013 under privatisation. The hope was that this will reposition the power sector for better performance and, ultimately, result in improved electricity supply. But, five years down the line, the anticipated deliverables are yet to come. Senior Energy Correspondent AKINOLA AJIBADElooks at the sectors performance five years after privatisation.When the Federal Government h
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NAICOM,operators should grow long-term fund
Mon, 22 Oct 2018
Government intervention in the review and strengthening of extant legislations on insurance, and better implementation and enforcement of Insurance Act 2003 and the National Insurance Commission (NAICM) Act 1997 by the regulator, are possible actions to ensure optimal operation of the Insurance Industry, the Managing Director, Infrastructure Bank Plc, Adekunle Abdulrazaq Oyinloye, has said.Oyinloye, who spoke as a special guest at the 2018 Insurance Brokers Conference & Exhibitions on the th
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Seek information on domestic investment opportunities
Mon, 22 Oct 2018
Managing Director and CEO of Heritage Bank, Mr. Ifie Sekibo has advised Nigerians in diaspora to seek appropriate information in order to take advantage of the investment opportunities in the nations economy.Sekibo said Nigerians in diaspora can invest in housing, mining, ICT, waste management and Made in Nigeria products.Speaking in Atlanta, United States, during a three-day conference organised by the Chartered Institute of Bankers of Nigeria (CIBN), USA Branch, and co-sponsored by Heritage Ba
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Coscharis, Ford announce sponsorship for Titan TV show
Mon, 22 Oct 2018
Coscharis Motors and Ford Motor Company have announced their continued sponsorship of entrepreneurial reality TV show, The Next Titan, for the third consecutive season.The winner of Season 5 will receive a brand new Ford Focus to help them run their business more efficiently.Coscharis Motors is the sole distributor of new Ford vehicles in Nigeria. Coscharis Motors and Ford sponsored The Next Titan in 2016 and 2017.Coscharis Motors is pleased to support the reality show once again, said Abiona Ba
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Weststar showcases Mercedes-Benz Actros, Arocs
Mon, 22 Oct 2018
Mercedes-Benz last Tuesday introduced Actros and Arocs trucks to the Nigerian market, courtesy of Weststar Associates Limited, authorised general distributor for Mercedes-Benz brands in Nigeria.The Actros and Arocs, the auto giant said, symbolised efficiency, reliability and robustness.The trucks introduction, Mercedes-Benz said, is a step in the right direction to boost businesses in the haulage and construction industries.Weststar Associates Limited Managing Director/Chief Executive Officer, M
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Ikeja Electric, XT Monitor partner to provide free medicare
Mon, 22 Oct 2018
Ikeja Electric Plc (IE) and XT Monitor have organised a four-day medical outreach for the benefit of communities within its network.The outreach, which focuses on the prevention and management of non-communicable diseases with special attention to diabetes and hypertension amongst others, was facilitated by a United States Medical Mission (USMM) comprising five medical specialists and is providing free treatment to over 1,500 beneficiaries.According to the Head of Corporate Communications for Ik
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Four Asian nations to lift barriers to cross-border investment advisory
Mon, 22 Oct 2018
SOUTH-EAST Asian financial regulators have agreed to allow cross-border investment advisory services and to set standards for social and sustainability bonds, according to announcements from the Asean Capital Markets Forum (ACMF) in Singapore.The forum has launched a framework to facilitate cross-border movement of investment advisers to give investors within the Association of South-east Asian Nations (Asean) member countries greater access to professional services. The first phase of the plan
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