Nigerian Newspaper: The Nation Headlines Today, Sunday 4th November, 2018.

Nigerian Newspaper: The Nation Headlines Today, Sunday 4th November, 2018.

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Oshiomhole, Amosun, Okorocha war of words escalates
Sun, 04 Nov 2018

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The Chairman of the All Progressives Congress (APC) governorship primaries election committe in Imo State, Ahmed Gulak, alleged yesterday that Governor Rochas Okorocha offered him a $2million bribe for the purpose of returning Uche Nwosu, son in law to the governor, as winner of the primaries.

Gulak, a former political adviser to ex-President Goodluck Jonathan, said in Abuja that he turned down the offer.

The party has since forwarded the name of Senator Hope Uzodinma as its governorship candidate to the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC),leaving Nwosu fuming with anger yesterday.

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Nwosu wondered why APC national chair, Adams Oshiomhole, frustrated his governorship ambition after making his own son a member of the Edo State House of Assembly.

Okorocha, meanwhile, fired back at Gulak yesterday on the bribe allegation, dismissing it as an afterthought, while Governor Ibikunle Amosun of Ogun State, whom Oshiomhole accused of running the APC in his state as an emperor, said yesterday that the APC chair “lacks respect for truth and decency.”

Gulak who had alleged that he was kidnapped on his arrival for the primary in Imo State also claimed that officials of the state government offered to convey him and his team to Owerri from Abuja in a private jet, an offer he claimed to have rejected because he did not want to be compromised.

He told reporters in Abuja that Okorocha’s plan was to turn the state into a family estate with his son in law as governor, his (Okorocha’s) son as deputy governor, his wife as a member of the House of Representatives and himself as a senator without considering the fact that it is the people of the state that will be the ultimate decider.

According to him, “The NWC approved our appointment, myself as the chairman and returning officer and six other members including the secretary making us seven as enshrined in the guideline. We went to Imo against all odds. We stood our ground, elections held, results collated and the winner announced.

“After the collation, I and few others escaped because the governor himself came to arrest everybody in the hotel. But before he arrived, about four of us escaped and he arrested other members including the secretary.

“He took them to Government House and they read a prepared speech declaring his son in-law the winner of that exercise. But I had already left Owerri for Abuja where I submitted my result.

“As I speak today, there is no single petition against our report and against the result.

“Let us not forget that Rochas’ in-law was not the only aspirant. Hope Uzodinma was not the only aspirant.

“There were other seven aspirants including the Deputy Governor. From the nine of them, there is no single petition against the conduct of the election.

“If there were grievances against the conduct of that election, the party has an appeal panel where petitions ought to have been lodged. The Appeal Panel will then recommend whether or not a fresh primary will be conducted. That did not happen.

“As we speak, in accordance with the constitution and the guidelines, the result submitted by my committee, signed by me, is the authentic unchallenged report and the NWC had no option but to uphold that report.

“I feel vindicated, the members of my committee feel vindicated.

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Wife kills self, hubby, three kids in Makurdi
Sun, 04 Nov 2018
WHY will a woman kill her husband, their three children and herself’ These are the questions the police in Benue State are trying to proffer answers to after Mrs. Rochelle Adetsav unexpectedly ended her husbands life, their childrens and her own.The man, Mr. Nicholas Adetsav, a staff of Makurdi Local Government Council, and his children, were killed on Friday night in Makurdi. His wife, who we believe is responsible for the death of the quartet, also killed herself, spokesman for the state
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Illegal helicopter charter flights spark row in aviation sector
Sun, 04 Nov 2018
NCAA to investigate allegation Police decline commentHelicopter operators are kicking over the use of Police choppers for charter flights without the required permit for such operations.Under the Nigerian Civil Aviation Authority (NCAA) regulations, helicopters in the fleet of the Nigeria Police Air Wing are not authorized to engage in reward and hire, which in aviation parlance is a charter operation.However, sources close to scheduled operators claim that the involvement of Police Air Wing Hel
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Ekiti: Fayose sacked as PDP leader
Sun, 04 Nov 2018
Stakeholders of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in Ekiti State yesterday removed former Governor Ayo Fayose as the leader of the party in the state while affirming the Senate Minority Leader, Senator Biodun Olujimi, as PDPs new leader in Ekiti State and Southwest region. Olujimi is the partys highest ranking political office holder in the southwest geo-political zone.They asked for the immediate dissolution of the present State Working Committee (SWC) led by the state PDP Chairman, Mr. Gboyeg
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Why some Nigerians dont want Buhari re-elected Amaechi
Sun, 04 Nov 2018
Only court can reject APC candidates listThe Director-General of Buhari/Osinbajo Re-election Campaign Organisation, Mr. Rotimi Amaechi, said yesterday that some Nigerians are opposed to the re-election of President Muhammadu Buhari in 2019, because he will not agree to share public funds for personal use.But he was confident that given the Presidents impressive performance in the last three and a half years, the majority of the electorate would vote for him next year, in order to continue with h
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Why Nigeria has remained highly disunited and under developed: The uninspiring role of the Nigerian elite in Nation-building(1960-2018)
Sun, 04 Nov 2018
Introduction to InterventionAs the killing plains of Kaduna found their way back into reckoning this past week, as the Abuja highway foamed with the blood of dead members of the Shiite sect and wounded soldiers, and as the search for the remains of a murdered army general ends in an abandoned well in southern Jos and its grisly secrets, the Nigerian Conundrum remains very much on the front burner of the national discourse in all its troubling and tremulous necessities. We were going to write on
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Ankara pants for todays men!
Sun, 04 Nov 2018
ONE interesting thing about fashion items is that they have a way of bouncing back. Ankara print of various colours, lengths and sizes are still hot items. But currently among all, the ankara pants for men are the rave of the moment.The stylish and colourful pants have been spotted on several fashionistas despite the runway being full of tuxedo. Well-designed print pants are now everywhere, in any imaginary design and pattern. As simple as most ankara pants are, you must ensure that you combine
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EVELYN AKHATOR, DTIGRESS FORWARD: How we conquered Argentina in Spain
Sun, 04 Nov 2018
That DTigress forward Evelyn Akhator played a key role in Nigerias giant leap at the 2018FIBA Womens World Cup in Spain would be putting it mildly.On court, the 23-year-old became the greatest influence in DTigress rise to eighth position in the world, winning three games along the way. The former WNBA player featured in the DTigress four games, totalling 58 points with an average of 14.5 points per game, 10.3 rebounds and 1.5 assists to help Nigeria defeat Turkey, arch rivals Argentina and Gree
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OJUKWUS FIRST SON DEBE DIES AT 60
Sun, 04 Nov 2018
I am not in position to confirm my step sons death BiancaThe President-General of Nnewi Town Union (Nzuko Ora Nnewi), Sir Ugochukwu Udemezue, says the death of Debe Ojukwu, the first son of the late Dim Odumegwu Ojukwu, is a big loss to the community.He confirmed the death of Debe, the 60 year old first son of the late Ikemba Nnewi, from Umudim.When contacted however to confirm the death, Bianca, the widow of late Dim Chukwuemeka Odumegwu Ojukwu, said it was not her duty to make announcements
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Oshiomhole apologises to Imo Catholic community over Okorocha
Sun, 04 Nov 2018
National Chairman of the All Progressives Congress (APC), Comrade Adams Oshiomhole, has apologised to the Christian community, especially the Catholic Church in Imo State, for the sins of the state governor, Owelle Rochas Okorocha.Oshiomhole was however quick to add that the party should not be dragged into the problem of the governor with the Church in the state as it is the governors personal problem.Oshiomhole, who spoke in Abuja, also said that the party will leverage on the past position of
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Fayemi ll give Ekiti people new lease of life Adeyeye
Sun, 04 Nov 2018
A former governor-ship aspirant of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in Ekiti State, Prince Dayo Adeyeye, has said that with the coming of Dr. Kayode Fayemi as governor, Ekiti people will get a new lease of life. Adeyeye, who defected from the PDP to the All Progressives Congress (APC) shortly before the June 14 Ekiti governorship election, added that he was glad that Fayemi was already working hard to clear the mess he met on ground.Stating that the collective interests of the people will be b
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Past governments abandoned 800 containers of power equipment, says Lai Mohammed
Sun, 04 Nov 2018
Eight hundred containers of power equipment meant to help boost power generation in the country were abandoned at the ports by past administrations, Information Minister Lai Mohammed said yesterday.He said in a television interview that the containers were abandoned because contractors were not paid.But he said the Buhari administration has retrieved 690 of the containers.He said the contractors have also been paid and mobilised to site. How many hours of power did we have’ When we came in
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Politics, poli-tricks or poli-trouble: The Pinocchio effect
Sun, 04 Nov 2018
They are never filled because with each eating, their throat gets longer, like Pinocchios nose. This is why Nigerians are going around looking dazed, like people under attack from MarsPinocchio, for those of us who have not read the story, is the titular name of a fictional character created by an Italian writer, Carlo Collodi. In the story, Pinocchio is a wooden puppet sculpted by a man called Geppetto, but the puppet dreams of becoming a real boy. His dream is fulfiled by a fairy who gives him
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Why I left APC Shehu Sani
Sun, 04 Nov 2018
For several months, the future political destination of Senator Shehu Sani was cloudy as he battled the Kaduna State Governor, Mallam Nasir El-Rufai, for his senatorial ticket. Many had expected him to join other senators to defect from the All Progressives Congress in July, but he did not. Even though he was the only candidate cleared to contest the senatorial seat for Kaduna Central by the party, he was substituted by the governors candidate and arch-rival, Uba Sani, who was declared winner of
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2019: APC fortunes in Cross-River
Sun, 04 Nov 2018
Following the prolonged crisis that led to factionalisation in Cross River States All Progressives Congress, there has been concern on the fortunes of the party in the South-south state. Associate Editor, Sam Egburonu, reports on the current moves being made to reconcile the factions and how the development will likely affect the party in 2019 electionsNOTWITHSTANDING that the All Progressives Congress governorship primary election in Cross River State, which produced the Niger Delta Affairs Min
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Expounding the danger of Dankwambo, Nafada script in Gombe
Sun, 04 Nov 2018
AS an American magazine editor, Wilson Tozer, puts it of all forms of deception, self-deception is the deadliest and of all deceived persons the self-deceived are the least likely to discover the fraud or perhaps pretend not to have discovered the truth so as to drag other people into their deception. The use of public office to tell lies or deny the hard obvious truth is nothing but a representation of the era of poor leadership or better yet an error of public service as demonstrated by the na
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Kwara 2019: Intrigues over APCs search for Abdulrasaqs running mate
Sun, 04 Nov 2018
The governorship primary of the All Progressives Congress (APC) in Kwara State for the next years general elections is now settled with the emergence of Alhaji Abdulraham Abdulrasaq as the gubernatorial candidate of the party. Also, both the party and the governorship candidate, according to reliable sources, have agreed to a deal that will see Ifelodun Local Government Area in the South Senatorial District of the state producing the deputy governorship candidate.The struggle within the APC in K
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Ezinne emerges Mrs. Nigeria beauty queen
Sun, 04 Nov 2018
MRS. Remi Emelda Ezinne, a 29-year-old communication expert and mother of one has emerged overall winner of the Mrs. Nigeria beauty queen contest.Mrs. Nigeria is a non-bikini beauty queen contest that seeks to reward outstanding married women, strengthen the marriage institution, campaign on domestic violence and sexual abuses against women/children, and ultimately empower the women and children against economic vulnerability and susceptibility to violent abuses.In a keenly contested competition
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Fans applaud Kemi Adetibas King of Boys
Sun, 04 Nov 2018
KEMI Adetibas King of Boys, may be towing the success path of her debut movie, The Wedding Party, a box office hit.Some movie-lovers who feel impressed by the movie which is currently in cinema, took to the social media to shower accolades on the producer.A fan,Victor Iweanya, with handle @iweanyav, said, Sola Sobowale is a mind-blowing actress. She bodied the role in King of Boys. @kemiadetiba The movie was extremely captivating and the actors were very impressive.I fully intend to drive down t
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Akpororo, Kenny Blaq, others for Naija Fms 7th anniversary
Sun, 04 Nov 2018
PLANS are in full gear for the 7th Edition of the Naija FM Comedy Jam and Award Night for the year 2018. Comedians and musicians including Akpororo, Gordons, Bow Joint, Kenny Blaq, Timaya, Kcee, Falz, Mayourkun, Slimcase, Jo el, Niniola, Seyi Shey, Orezi, Koko Pee, Aunty Rayzor and Pasuma are billed to entertain guests at the event which will hold on Sunday 4th of November, 2018 at the Muson Centre, Onikan Lagos at 6pm.The announcement was made by the Programs Director of the popular indigenous
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I WAS PAID N300 FOR MY FIRST MOVIE VETERAN ACTRESS AYOKA
Sun, 04 Nov 2018
Known as Ayoka Ologede from her first role with signature tribal marks, Yoruba actress Ayandotun Emmanuel, speaks with DUPE AYINLA-OLASUNKANMI in this interview on how she started her acting journey with the late Hubert Ogunde, road trips across Nigeria staging plays and other issues. ExcerptsYOU have been in the industry for a while. How did it all start’I am going to relate in Yoruba, because that is what I use in my profession. It is true that I have been doing this work for a very long
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And Project ACT website disappears online
Sun, 04 Nov 2018
AFTER my last article probing how erstwhile Minister of Finance, Kemi Adeosun dispensed the N3 billion Federal Government grant under the Project Act Nollywood scheme, and how there was no clear evidence that some beneficiaries of the grant fulfilled their part of the bargain, the shambolic and most undetailed website of the grant has finally disappeared, leaving no further clue of what is left of the fund.The sudden disappearance of the Project ACT Nollywood site is suspect, and there is need f
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Lari Williams in spotlight for 50 years on stage
Sun, 04 Nov 2018
SINCE his return to the country on the invitation of the Nigerian government for FESTAC 77, foremost actor, musician, poet, dramatist and journalist, Chief Lari Williams has remained a part of the growth process for the Nigerian creative sector.The septuagenarian, who is still active in the industry, despite age related issue, is currently in celebratory mood, having rocked the stage for 50 years of his life.The week-long event began on Friday with a music jamboree at the National Theater, to sh
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Baba Ijesha becomes brand ambassador
Sun, 04 Nov 2018
COMEDIAN and top Nollywood star, Olanrewaju Omiyinka aka Baba Ijesha, has been unveiled as the brand ambassador of a new food brand, Booku Chicken.Baba Ijesha, who is also a brand ambassador for a beer and a home company, signed a deal to represent the chicken brand last week at the corporate head office of a food company at Omole Estate, Lagos.After the signing, which was witnessed by top management staff of the firm, Dayo Badmus, media and publicity manager to Baba Ijesha, said the agreement w
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LG Focuses on gaming at IFA with new Ultragear Monitors
Sun, 04 Nov 2018
LG Electronics has demonstrated its commitment to gaming technology with the advent of its new UltraGear monitors at IFA 2018 in Berlin recently. The monitors take immersion to a new level thanks to their powerful performance, superb picture quality and speedy refresh rate. These factors combine with the UltraWide 21:9 screen and stylish design to create an immersive playing field that enhances the gaming experience.The IFA Berlin is the worlds leading trade show for consumer electronics, home a
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EDMARK unveils first cashless night market, focuses on SMEs
Sun, 04 Nov 2018
A multinational health wellness firm, EDMARK International Group of Companies has launched the first cashless night market in Nigeria with focus on growing up the small Scale medium enterprise (SMEs), network marketing, information technology, real estate and other sectors.Speaking over the weekend at the first ever Faaji Night Cashless Market in Nigeria powered by an arm of the company, ED2E (Edmark2Everything), the Founder and Chairman of the Company, Mr. Sam Low said his company, which curren
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Daikin launches Africas first inverter air conditioning system
Sun, 04 Nov 2018
Daikin, the worlds leading manufacturer of heating, cooling and refrigerant products, launched the worlds allegedly first R-32 Inverter Split Wall Mounted unit, specially designed for the African market conditions, testifying to Daikins commitment to develop environmentally friendly products by using an alternative refrigerant to R-22 with zero ozone depletion potential and lower global warming potential than R-410A.Speaking at the launch of the new product last week in Lagos, Chairman, Daikin M
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Tax as tool for domestic resource mobilisation
Sun, 04 Nov 2018
With our core revenue base (oil) dwindling, it is obvious that government at all levels need to fashion out innovative ways to mobilise domestic resources for sustainable development, averred experts at the 24th annual Nigerian Economic Summit, reports Jill OkekeIn the last couple of years, Nigerias revenue has been on the decline especially with the mid 2014 fall in the price of oil which affected its income which was largely dependent on oil. Consequently, the economy went into a recession in
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The mistake a lot of executives make Oando subsidiarys Head, Supply Chain & Services Modupe Oyeneyin
Sun, 04 Nov 2018
Modupe Omoyeni Oyeneyin aka Dupcy Oyeneyin, an upwardly mobile executive who is currently Head, Supply Chain & Services at Oando E&P Company, is a bundle of talents with interest in project management, business incubation and wait for this: performance arts, an area she is really passionate about and which she nurtures through her famous annual Foretaste Concert. In this interview with IBRAHIM APEKHADE YUSUF she speaks on her different role plays vis–vis her commitment to the ideals of
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Key to financial discipline
Sun, 04 Nov 2018
Discipline which is following of a code or systematic plan seems to be the main ingredient to not only financial success, but all success.Financial discipline is being able to control your spending and to be able to put money away instead of spending it.How to achieve financial discipline’Spend less than you earnFollow the 30/70 principle.Tithes 10%, savings 10%, investment 10%, and live on 70%.Have a budget for your moneyIf you dont have budget for the remaining 70%, it will never be enoug
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CITN collaborates with ICPC to curb tax evasion
Sun, 04 Nov 2018
The Chartered Institute of Taxation of Nigeria (CITN) says it has signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with the Independent Corrupt Practices and Other Related Offences Commission (ICPC) to curb tax evasion.Its President, Mr Ikemefuna Ede, made the disclosure on Thursday, saying that the objective was to enhance capacity development of officers of the commission.Ede said that continuous training and capacity building were important elements in building strong institutions and should be enc
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NITDA establishes 8 world class IT hubs for job creation
Sun, 04 Nov 2018
The National Information Technology Development Agency (NITDA) on Thursday said plans to establish additional eight Information Technology (IT) hubs to reduce unemployment in the country was on completion stage.Dr Isa Pantami, the Director- General of the agency said this at a news conference on the forthcoming e-Nigeria conference and the achievements of the agency in the past two years in Abuja.NITDA is the process of establishing eight world class IT hubs in Nigeria in the six geo-political z
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