Nigerian Newspaper: Guardian Headlines Today, Sunday 28 October, 2018.

Nigerian Newspaper: Guardian Headlines Today, Sunday 28 October, 2018.

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2023 presidency Fashola can’t decide our fate —Ndigbo
Sun, 28 Oct 2018

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Not minding the discordant tunes being played by the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC) and scheming regarding which geopolitical zone would produce the president in 2023, mainstream Ndigbo appear unperturbed. They insist they would decide their fate.

In fact, a very reliable source at the apex Igbo socio cultural organisation, Ohanaeze Ndigbo, yesterday, confided in The Guardian that the body was not swayed by ongoing antics as it would soon meet to reveal the path the Igbo would thread regarding the forthcoming 2019 general elections and beyond.

Last Thursday, Minister of Power, Works and Housing, Babatunde Raji Fashola, at a town hall meeting urged the people of South West to vote for President Muhammadu Buhari in the 2019 elections in order to guarantee a return of power to the region in 2023.This view runs contrary to that canvassed earlier in the year by the Secretary to Government of the Federation (SFG), Boss Mustapha, when he promised that the APC would ensure that Igbo produced the president in 2023 should they support the second term aspiration of Buhari.

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But in their separate reactions, leading lights in the South East insist that they were focused on the 2019 general elections, and on ensuring the restructuring of the country, just as they alleged that they have always been sidelined by the Buhari- led administration.

“We don’t expect to benefit anything good from Buhari. If Fashola has made this call to the South West with all the cries that Ndigbo have raised so far, then we should come to terms with the fact that such is the thinking of the cabal. It did not start today and we don’t expect it to stop now,” a chieftain of Ohanaeze Ndigbo told The Guardian on ground of anonymity, yesterday.

But the National Chairman of the United Progressives Party (UPP), Chief Chekwas Okorie, suggested the need for Ndigbo to convoke a general meeting on the issue, stressing that, even though there has been a general consensus that Igbo should be allowed to taste power at the centre, he does not expect it to happen without a struggle.

Okorie said: “It is not done turn-by-turn as such. Fashola to my knowledge is using it as a campaign strategy to get the support of the South West for his party. While he was saying so for the South West, Ngige was also saying the same for the South East. Remember that the Secretary to the Government of the Federation (SGF), Boss Mustapha went to a function in Owerri, Imo State to promise that South East will be made to take over from Buhari in 2023 by the APC. The PDP has not told us anything about 2023. I think it is for Igbo to take the decision and decide on what to do between now and 2023.

“On the side of the UPP we are featuring an Igbo candidate for the Presidency in 2023 and we are poised to achieve it. The rotational thing is unwritten and we are saying that for equity and fairness, the Presidency of the country should be allowed to rotate within the geopolitical zones. It is sad that a particular set of people, who have contributed to the development of the country are perpetually held down in the scheme of things in the country. I have always known that there is contest between zones when it comes to issues of this nature, but for the sake of the continued unity, Igbo should be allowed to produce the country’s president in 2023.”

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Losses mount, chaos reigns as infrastructure decay robs Lagos ports of shine
Sun, 28 Oct 2018
The answer is a big no, and I will give you an example with what is happening in our firm ENL Consortium Limited as I speak to you. When you have cargoes in your stacking area for a long time, your ability to handle more ships is actually incapacitated.
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Amiwero: Our ports are becoming very unfriendly for business
Sun, 28 Oct 2018
We don’t have congestion in Nigerian ports, what we have is backlog of cargoes. Congestion is different from this. If a port is congested, it means that there is a lot of ship turn-around, that is, ships are coming in, but cannot move out.
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The implications of out-of-school children
Sun, 28 Oct 2018
That the authorities at all levels in the country are debating the number of out-of-school children in the country without strategy to deal with the reproach at this time speaks volumes about the importance they attach to education.
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FUNAAB canvasses support for SMEs to enhance food production
Sun, 28 Oct 2018
The Federal Government has been urged to improve support for the Small and Medium Scale Enterprises (SMEs), to enhance their capacity to produce enough food for the country.Vice- Chancellor of the Federal University of Agriculture, Abeokuta….
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God, our refuge and strength – Part 4
Sun, 28 Oct 2018
Certainly, ‘the earth is giving way; the mountains are falling into the heart of the sea; sea water is roaring and foaming; and the mountains quake with their surging’.’ Where is security to be found’…
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Enugu APC chair escapes assassination, police aide shot
Sun, 28 Oct 2018
The crisis rocking Enugu State Chapter of the All Progressives Congress (APC) got messier, yesterday, as alleged hired assassins, who invaded residence of the state party chairman, Dr. Ben Nwoye…
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Gartech launches eco-pro caging system for backyard poultry farming
Sun, 28 Oct 2018
Determined to provide enough eggs and chicken, to meet daily needs of the people, Gartech Poultry Equipment Company has developed Eco-Pro caging system to support profitable and comfortable poultry farming system in the country.
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Why delay is dangerous
Sun, 28 Oct 2018
Beloved, it is very certain that the world has done its full circle and the only thing left is for it to fold up. So, let him that has ears hear that this world will soon come to an end.
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APC must (GOWO) go on with Oshiomhole
Sun, 28 Oct 2018
I want to do a letter to the All Progressives Congress (APC) but there is a little problem. I don’t know to whom to address the letter. It would have been perfect addressing it to the national chairman of the party, Comrade Adams Oshiomhole…
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Bus drivers benefit from eye screening
Sun, 28 Oct 2018
As part of activities commemorating White Cane Day, Federal Nigeria Society for the Blind (FNSB), Lagos, yesterday, performed eyes screening for over 100 commercial bus drivers and other citizens in Ojuelegba, Lagos.
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