Nigerian Newspaper: Thisday Headlines Today, Monday 29 October, 2018.

Nigerian Newspaper: Thisday Headlines Today, Monday 29 October, 2018.

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Despite Buhari’s Apparent Qualification to Run in 2019, PDP Heads to Court
Mon, 29 Oct 2018
By Adedayo Akinwale in Abuja In spite of the clear provisions of the 1999 Constitution as amended that show that President Muhammadu Buhari is qualified to run for the nation’s presidency, the main opposition party, the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) said yesterday that it would challenge the president’s suitability in court. There had been controversy []The post Despite Buhari’s Apparent Qualification to Run in 2019, PDP Heads to Court appeared first on THISDAYLIVE.
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Why Atiku Selected Obi as Running Mate
Mon, 29 Oct 2018
By Adedayo Akinwale in Abuja The presidential candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), Alhaji Atiku Abubakar, chose former Governor of Anambra State, Mr. Peter Obi, as his running mate to reward the former governor for his loyalty, consistency and competence, a source close to the selection process told THISDAY yesterday. Speaking from Dubai, United []The post Why Atiku Selected Obi as Running Mate appeared first on THISDAYLIVE.
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APC Senator Scores President Low, Predicts North-east Loss in 2019
Mon, 29 Oct 2018
Warns against rigging, Senate leader keeps mum Governors meet tomorrow By Deji Elumoye and Onyebuchi Ezigbo in Abuja A member of the National Assembly, Senator Bukar Ibrahim, has warned that the re-election bid of President Muhammadu Buhari in February, 2019, may suffer a setback in the North-east. This, he said, was because the president had []The post APC Senator Scores President Low, Predicts North-east Loss in 2019 appeared first on THISDAYLIVE.
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Banks’ Impairment Charges Drop as Loan Repayment Improves
Mon, 29 Oct 2018
By Goddy Egene Provision for loan losses by commercial banks in the country has dropped, reflecting an improvement in loan repayment. This was revealed by the nine-month results of some of the banks quoted on the Nigerian Stock Exchange (NSE) released recently, and was compiled by THISDAY. Findings showed that the 10 banks recorded lower []The post Banks’ Impairment Charges Drop as Loan Repayment Improves appeared first on THISDAYLIVE.
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Buhari, Osinbajo Speaking Discordant Tunes on Restructuring, Says Atiku
Mon, 29 Oct 2018
PDP urges president to speak out on his indictment by finance minister ‘Obasanjo, Atiku can’t match Buhari on integrity test, APC insists Adedayo AkinwaleandOnyebuchi Ezigboin Abuja The presidential candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), Alhaji Atiku Abubakar, has accused President Muhammadu Buhari and Vice President Yemi Osinbajo of speaking discordant tunes on restructuring, saying []The post Buhari, Osinbajo Speaking Discordant Tunes on Restructuring, Says Atiku appeared f
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A Rallying Force against Terror
Mon, 29 Oct 2018
Peter Uzoho who captured the anguish of members of the Coalition for Global Peace and Justice during their rally in Lagos in protest of the killing of two aid workers in the North-east, writes on the clamour for the release of other abducted persons still in captivity by the terrorists ” The recent consecutive execution []The post A Rallying Force against Terror appeared first on THISDAYLIVE.
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A Collaborative Quest for Justice for Ochanya
Mon, 29 Oct 2018
Mans inhumanity to man was again brought to the fore recently with the cruel death of 13-year-old Elizabeth Ochanya, who was raped to death, vaginally and anally, by two relatives-father and son. George Okoh reports on the nationwide outrage and the quest for justice Those responsible for the death of our dear Ochanya will have []The post A Collaborative Quest for Justice for Ochanya appeared first on THISDAYLIVE.
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Indonesian Plane with 189 Aboard Crashes into Sea
Mon, 29 Oct 2018
An Indonesian aircraft with 189 people on board crashed into the sea and sank on Monday soon after taking off from the capital, Jakarta, on a flight to a tin-mining region, officials said. Indonesia’s search and rescue agency confirmed the crash of Lion Air flight, JT610, adding that it lost contact with ground officials 13 []The post Indonesian Plane with 189 Aboard Crashes into Sea appeared first on THISDAYLIVE.
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Indonesian Plane with 189 Aboard Crashes into Sea
Mon, 29 Oct 2018
An Indonesian aircraft with 189 people on board crashed into the sea and sank on Monday soon after taking off from the capital, Jakarta, on a flight to a tin-mining region, officials said. Indonesia’s search and rescue agency confirmed the crash of Lion Air flight, JT610, adding that it lost contact with ground officials 13 []The post Indonesian Plane with 189 Aboard Crashes into Sea appeared first on THISDAYLIVE.
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DEATH FROM THE PIPELINES
Mon, 29 Oct 2018
MONDAY EDITORIAL There is a need for a comprehensive study of the integrity of NNPC’s pipelines across the country While the authorities hedge on disclosing the total number of people who have died from pipelines fire in recent weeks in Aba, Abia State, there are reports of dozens of citizens being unaccounted for. Last week, []The post DEATH FROM THE PIPELINES appeared first on THISDAYLIVE.
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Osinbajo: Nigeria’s Debt Increased by Only $10bn under Buhari’s Administration
Mon, 29 Oct 2018
Vice President Yemi Osinbajo at the weekend disclosed that Nigeria’s debt increased by only $10 billion under President Muhammadu Buhari’s administration to the current $73 billion. He made the disclosure during the ninth public lecture of Sigma Club at the International Conference Centre, University of Ibadan. TheNews Agency of Nigeria NAN)reported that Osinbajo delivered a []The post Osinbajo: Nigeria’s Debt Increased by Only $10bn under Buhari’s Administration appeared fir
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Police Launch Joint Operation to Restore Sanity on Lagos Roads
Mon, 29 Oct 2018
By Deborah Orji The Lagos State Police Command has launched a joint operation with other sister agencies to seriously tackle traffic gridlock on roads across the state caused by lawlessness on the part of some motorists, among other factors. Tagged ‘Operation Restore Sanity on Lagos Roads/Operation Velvet’, the police said it would henceforth impound the []The post Police Launch Joint Operation to Restore Sanity on Lagos Roads appeared first on THISDAYLIVE.
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Shiites Planning to Invade Abuja, Group Alleges
Mon, 29 Oct 2018
Army confirms three sect members dead, explains clash By Adedayo Akinwalein Abuja A group, the Abuja Peace and Development Initiative has raised the alarm over plans by members of the Islamic Movement of Nigeria (IMN) also known as Shiites, to violently invade Abuja, the nation’s capital this week. This is coming as the Nigerian Army []The post Shiites Planning to Invade Abuja, Group Alleges appeared first on THISDAYLIVE.
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APC Trying to Use Justice Bulkachuwa’s Husband to Influence Election Tribunals, PDP Alleges
Mon, 29 Oct 2018
The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) has accused the national leadership of the All Progressives Congress (APC) of attempt to use the husband of the President of the Court of Appeal, Justice Zainab Adamu Bulkachuwa, to circumvent the law and influence the election petition tribunals in Ekiti and Osun State which were constituted by her. The []The post APC Trying to Use Justice Bulkachuwa’s Husband to Influence Election Tribunals, PDP Alleges appeared first on THISDAYLIVE.
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Atiku, PDP and the Nigerian challenge
Mon, 29 Oct 2018
GUEST COLUMNIST By Ibrahim Dankwambo My dear compatriots, let me start by saying that contesting in the primaries for the presidential ticket of the Peoples Democratic Party, (PDP) was an experience of a lifetime for me and I must add this: I am grateful to Almighty God for making me a Nigerian! Nigeria is []The post Atiku, PDP and the Nigerian challenge appeared first on THISDAYLIVE.
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Gov Dickson Wants Bayelsa to Host Super Eagles, Falcons
Mon, 29 Oct 2018
By Duro Ikhazuagbe After successfully hosting the 2018 Women’s Aiteo Cup final at the Samson Siasia Stadium in Yenagoa last Tuesday afternoon, Bayelsa State Governor, Seriake Henry Dickson, wants the Nigeria Football Federation (NFF) to consider the state for more national and international events. Gov Dickson who was thrilled by the quality of play put []The post Gov Dickson Wants Bayelsa to Host Super Eagles, Falcons appeared first on THISDAYLIVE.
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Salam Beats Gonorenda to RegainWBF Title at’Chaos in Lagos
Mon, 29 Oct 2018
By Femi Solaja Nigerian boxing sensation, Tony Sugar Salam, lived up to his pre-match boasting for a revenge after a massive win againstChomunorwa StingGonorendafrom Zimbabwe in the WBF African Cruiserweight title at theKwesandKalakoda Boxing PromotionsChaos in Lagosin Lagos last Friday night. The night of boxing entertainmentfeatured six boutsin different weight divisions and the title bout []The post Salam Beats Gonorenda to RegainWBF Title atChaos in Lagos appeared first on THISDAYLIVE.
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Work and Play Gears-up for Ondo Car Rally Nov 16
Mon, 29 Oct 2018
The organisers of Work and Play Car race series have announced that the second edition of the Ondo Rally has been slated for November 16th and 17th, 2018 with the starting point being Smokin Hills Golf Course in Ilara- Mokin in Ondo State. The facilitator of the event, Ade Ojuoko, said at the weekend that []The post Work and Play Gears-up for Ondo Car Rally Nov 16 appeared first on THISDAYLIVE.
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HELICOPTER TRAGEDY: Tearful Fans Lay Flowers for Leicester City Owner, Srivaddhanaprabha
Mon, 29 Oct 2018
*Players want Tuesday’s Carabao Cup match postponed Tearful Leicester City fans gathered to lay flowers at the King Power Stadium yesterday after reports the clubs owner, Vichai Srivaddhanaprabha, was on board a helicopter that crashed and burst into flames Saturday night.There was no survivor from the crash. The helicopter carrying the popular club owner, []The post HELICOPTER TRAGEDY: Tearful Fans Lay Flowers for Leicester City Owner, Srivaddhanaprabha appeared first on THISDAYLIVE.
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VICHAI SRIVADDHANAPRABHA: The Thai Billionaire who Made Leicester City Champions
Mon, 29 Oct 2018
Vichai Srivaddhanaprabha was born Vichai Raksriaksorn. He is a Thai billionaire businessman, founder, owner and chairman of King Power Duty Free. He became the owner of Premier League football club Leicester City in 2010. But on Saturday night,world football wasstruckby a terrible tragedy when a helicoptercarrying him and four others crashed outside the teams stadium. []The post VICHAI SRIVADDHANAPRABHA: The Thai Billionaire who Made Leicester City Champions appeared first on THISDAYLIVE.
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El Clasico: Suarez Scores Hat-trick as Barca Hammers Real Madrid 5-1
Mon, 29 Oct 2018
Luis Suarez scored a hat-trick as Barcelona outclassed Real Madrid to seal a stylish El Clasico victory that further damages their bitter rivals and Madrids stricken manager Julen Lopetegui. Despite missing Lionel Messi through injury, champions Barca started and ended in unstoppable fashion, while Real for long periods chased shadows under the burden of a []The post El Clasico: Suarez Scores Hat-trick as Barca Hammers Real Madrid 5-1 appeared first on THISDAYLIVE.
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Crystal Palace Ends Arsenal’s 11-game Winning Run
Mon, 29 Oct 2018
PREMIERSHIP *Chelsea beats Burnley 4-0 to move up second on the log Crystal Palace Captain Luka Milivojevic scored twice from the penalty spot to earn his side a dramatic 2-2 draw and end Arsenals 11-game winning run. The Serb smashed in a late equaliser after Pierre-Emerick Aubameyangs controversial goal had put the visitors ahead after []The post Crystal Palace Ends Arsenal’s 11-game Winning Run appeared first on THISDAYLIVE.
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Oniha: Borrowed Funds Pumped into the Economy
Mon, 29 Oct 2018
Nigeria’s debt profile has been in the spotlight in recent times. While the federal government has continued to allay concerns, some Nigerians insists that the country faces a debt crisis. In this interview, the Director General, Debt Management Office, Ms. Patience Oniha, provides reasons for the growth in Nigeria’s debt stock. Oniha insists that the []The post Oniha: Borrowed Funds Pumped into the Economy appeared first on THISDAYLIVE.
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Olaleye: Government Must Do More to Curb Smuggling
Mon, 29 Oct 2018
The food, beverage and tobacco sector has played a major role of providing food, jobs and wealth in Nigeria. However, the National President, Food, Beverage and Tobacco Senior Staff Association, Quadri Olaleye, spoke on the challenges bedevilling the sub-sector and the need for government’s intervention. Goddy Egene provides the excerpt: What is the state []The post Olaleye: Government Must Do More to Curb Smuggling appeared first on THISDAYLIVE.
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Foundation Supports Flood Victims in Delta State
Mon, 29 Oct 2018
By Oluchi Chibuzor The Kesington Adebukunola Adebutu Foundation (KAAF) has supported flood victims in Kwale, Delta State, with cash and some food items in an effort aimed at ameliorating the challenges those in the community were facing. Making the presentation at the corporate head office of the organisation in Lagos recently, the Senior Personal Assistant []The post Foundation Supports Flood Victims in Delta State appeared first on THISDAYLIVE.
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IEI-Anchor Pension Managers’ Profit After Tax Drops to N1.4m
Mon, 29 Oct 2018
By Ebere Nwoji The IEI-Anchor Pensions Managers has announced its financial results for the year ended December 31,2017. The results showed that the company’s profit before tax droppedsignificantly from N116 million in 2016, to N45 million in the year under review. Similarly, its profit after tax also fell from N81 million in 2016 to N1.4million []The post IEI-Anchor Pension Managers’ Profit After Tax Drops to N1.4m appeared first on THISDAYLIVE.
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Air Peace Pledges Improved Customer Service
Mon, 29 Oct 2018
West Africa’s leading carrier, Air Peace feted its customers during the celebration to mark its fourth anniversary. The airline said its success so far was made possible by the loyalty of its customers so they were given gifts, ranging from free tickets to souvenirs and improved in-flight refreshment. A statement signed by the Chief Operating []The post Air Peace Pledges Improved Customer Service appeared first on THISDAYLIVE.
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MTN Introduces RevampedXtraValueProposition
Mon, 29 Oct 2018
Raheem Akingbolu More great times lie ahead for MTN’s high value customers as the company unveiled its revamped XtraValue proposition recently in Lagos. The event also marked the formal launch of a partnership between the Telco Company and top Nigerian actress, Dakore Egbuson-Akande, who now becomes the face of XtraValue and stars in the latest []The post MTN Introduces RevampedXtraValueProposition appeared first on THISDAYLIVE.
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Market Awaits N1.115trn Inflow
Mon, 29 Oct 2018
Maturing treasury bills worth N415.95 billion are expected to hit the market this week. In addition, the money market will in the coming days receive inflow from the Federation Account Allocation Committee (FAAC) estimated to worth N698.71 billion. This brings the total amount expected to hit the market at over N1.115 trillion. All these are []The post Market Awaits N1.115trn Inflow appeared first on THISDAYLIVE.
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LEAP Africa Rewards Social Innovators
Mon, 29 Oct 2018
By Sunday Ehigiator As part of efforts to support social enterprises, LEAP Africa has rewarded outstanding entrepreneurs. The entrepreneurs were rewarded recently in Lagos, at an event that was supported by Union Bank of Nigeria Plc. In his welcome address, the Board Chairman of LEAP Africa, Mr. Udeme Ufot said, ‘Six years ago, the annual []The post LEAP Africa Rewards Social Innovators appeared first on THISDAYLIVE.
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CcHUB Promotes STEM
Mon, 29 Oct 2018
The CcHUB, an innovation centre dedicated to the application of social capital and technology for economic prosperity has developed an initiative through which it will promote science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) in Nigeria and Africa. Through its the GO-GA project, the organisation aims to address the challenges of delivering world-class STEM education in Nigeria []The post CcHUB Promotes STEM appeared first on THISDAYLIVE.
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HCM Introduces New Product
Mon, 29 Oct 2018
Hollandia ChocoMalt Drink is now available in a new 180ml pack. The new pack was intended to provide an entry point for adults and upsize for kids, while building on the commercial success the brand is enjoying following its launch in 2017. Retailing at N100, the new 180ml pack comes handy with a straw, and []The post HCM Introduces New Product appeared first on THISDAYLIVE.
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Phase3 Marks 15th Anniversary, Assures Customers of Quality Service
Mon, 29 Oct 2018
West Africa’s independent fibre optic infrastructure, Phase3 Telecom, today, celebrates its 15 years of service excellence in the telecommunications industry. The company that began operations in 2003 had an auspicious start pioneering optic fiber services on power lines, to provide backbone, broadband, and converged services across Nigeria. Phase3 with an extended reach beyond country shores []The post Phase3 Marks 15th Anniversary, Assures Customers of Quality Service appeared first on TH
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ABCON Seeks CBN Support to Boost Market Transparency
Mon, 29 Oct 2018
Ugo Aliogo The Association of Bureaux De Change Operators of Nigeria (ABCON) has called for the support of the Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) to enhance the operations of its live exchange rate website. This, according to the currency deales, would go a long way in improving transparency and stability in the nation’s foreign exchange []The post ABCON Seeks CBN Support to Boost Market Transparency appeared first on THISDAYLIVE.
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