Nigerian Newspaper: Guardian Headlines Today, Saturday 10th November 2018

Nigerian Newspaper: Guardian Headlines Today, Saturday 10th November 2018

Imo, Zamfara APC candidates missing from INEC guber lists
Sat, 10 Nov 2018

Unless there are fresh developments such as judicial interventions, the All Progressives Congress (APC) will not field gubernatorial candidates in Imo and Zamfara states next year.
The name of the party was missing from the shortlists of political parties’ gubernatorial candidates the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) displayed yesterday.

A source who spoke to The Guardian on the absence of the name of the APC candidate in Imo, said it could be as a result of the internal crisis between Governor Rochas Okorocha’s son-in -law, Uche Nwosu, and Senator Hope Uzodinma, both of who are claiming to be the authentic candidates of the party.

But former deputy speaker of the House of Representatives, Emeka Ihedioha of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), was among the 67 names on the list, which also included five female candidates.

Former governor of the state, Ikedi Ohakim, who had been touted to have secured the ticket of a party, could not be found on the list.

Others whose names appeared include Senator Ifeanyi Godwin Ararume (All Progressives Grand Alliance, APGA), Dr. Linus Okorie (Young Progressives Party, YPP), Chief Ibe Unachukwu (Accord Party), Chief Okey Eze (Social Democratic Party, SDP), Obioma Akagburuonye (Action Democratic Party, ADP) and Ikechukwu Ukegbu (Labour Party).

Scores of politicians were at the INEC office located along Port Harcourt Road in Owerri, searching for their names.

Those who found theirs left in joy, while those whose names were missing left in anger and disappointment.

Okorocha has been in a battle of his political life with some APC chieftains in the state bent on stopping him from picking Nwosu as the party’s gubernatorial candidate.

read more…

Orange Global Achievement Award will reward deserving Nigerians
Sat, 10 Nov 2018
Founder of the Orange Global Awards, Loveth Ogedegbe, has said that the second edition of the award, which holds today at the Aztech Arcum, Stadium Road, Port Harcourt, Rivers State, is designed to reward hard working Nigerians shaping society. According to the publisher of Orange Magazine, ‘the platform was created specifically to honour those that []
read more…

Lagos socialite, Babatunde Gbadamosi’s tall dream
Sat, 10 Nov 2018
Prominent Lagos socialite, Babatunde Gbadamosi, has a tall dream- to return Lagos to the glorious days of former governor, Alhaji Lateef Jakande, when the state was a model of economic value to other states in the country. Babatunde is a successful property merchant and owns the prestigious Amen Estate, located in Eleko Beach in Ibeju []
read more…

Firm partners world leaders to create jobs for African youths
Sat, 10 Nov 2018
The Chief Executive Officer, Outsource Global, Amal Hassan, is partnering with world leaders to create job opportunities for African youths. Hassan, a leading Nigerian technopreneur, who is passionate about fostering economic development through growth-enabled career path for knowledgeable youths, recently discussed with world leaders on ‘How to deliver a new approach that raises ambition and []
read more…

CultureTree opens centre in London, to promote African languages
Sat, 10 Nov 2018
Culturetree Centre, a creative space dedicated to preserving and promoting African languages, arts and culture for Africans especially Nigerians living in London, recently threw its doors open amidst pomp and fanfare. Gbemisola Isimi, CEO and Founder of CultureTree told The Guardian that the centre would be the desired destination for Africans looking to learn how []
read more…

Eagles can do well without Mikel, says Adegoke Adelabu
Sat, 10 Nov 2018
Former Green Eagles winger, Adegoke Adelabu says football-loving Nigerians should not lose sleep over the absence of team captain, Mikel Obi from the Super Eagles squad…
read more…

Heaven on my mind is for those who see marriage as business transaction
Sat, 10 Nov 2018
After months of working on the production, Nollywood stars Uche Jonmbo and Ini Edo are set to premiere their latest movie project, Heaven On My Mind. The movie, which is set for cinema release on Friday, December 7, 2018, parades other notable stars including Mercy Aigbe, Ray Emordi, Andrea Chika Chukwu, Femi Adebayo, Adunni Ade, []
read more…

Fashion entrepreneur wins maiden Emerge ALRA Award
Sat, 10 Nov 2018
The creative director of Bloke, Faith Oluwajimi, has emerged winner of the maiden edition of the Emerge ALRA Awards 2018 held recently in Lagos. The young fashion designer beat five others, who emerged finalists in the Pan-African competition to clinch the coveted grant to produce a collection and an opportunity to be stocked at ALRA. []
read more…

Court okays suit for trial of Fani-Kayode, Abaribe over Nnamdi Kanu
Sat, 10 Nov 2018
A former Aviation Minister, Femi Fani-Kayode, Senator Eyinnaya Abaribe and others are to be prosecuted over an alleged involvement in how Nnamdi Kanu, leader of the proscribed Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB), escaped from the country.
read more…

Wole Soyinka inducted as Fellow Of Nigeria Psychology Association
Sat, 10 Nov 2018
Nobel Laureate, Professor Wole Soyinka, has been inducted as a Fellow of the Nigeria Psychology Association (NPA) in recognition of his contribution to this field of study and enhancement of human development. He was honoured and celebrated by academics from the Department of Psychology in particular and the University of Lagos in general. An equally []
read more..

MTV EMAs 2018… Tiwa wins for Africa
Sat, 10 Nov 2018
Just when the dust she raised with her Fever video featuring Wizkid was beginning to settle, Tiwa Sagave returned to spotlight once again, winning the 2018 MTV Europe Music Awards (MTV EMAs) in the Best African Act category. The African act category was infused into the MTV EMA to enhance musical alliances across borders, and []
read more…

Edo police arrest eight suspected currency traders, recover N12m
Sat, 10 Nov 2018
The Edo State Police Command has arrested eight suspects, who allegedly traded in Nigerian currency at different locations across Benin City, the Edo State capital. Parading the suspects yesterday, the state Commissioner of Police, Johnson Kokumo, said the ‘offence contravenes the Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) Act,’ which criminalises the sale of Nigerian currency. Kokumo []
read more…

Encounter with the king of rats – Part 1
Sat, 10 Nov 2018
Call back next week. We’ll write you as soon as possible.’ Those were the words that kept recurring in Bedebe’s meory as he sat on his bug-infested bed that fateful Monday morning. These were the exact words many employers used in sending him off. And he was totally sick and fed up with hearing these []
read more…