Thisday Newspaper Today, Tuesday 20th November 2018

Thisday Newspaper Today, Tuesday 20th November 2018

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Oshiomhole Tackles Atiku on Jobs as PDP Says Buhari’s Next Level is Dead on Arrival
Tue, 20 Nov 2018

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Nigeria’s leading political parties, the All Progressives Congress (APC) and the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), were on war path yesterday as both tore apart the policies and programmes of one another.

While the APC National Chairman, Mr. Adams Oshiomhole, said the PDP’s presidential candidate, Alhaji Atiku Abubakar’s, promise of 2.5 million jobs per annum contained in his policy document, presented yesterday, was deceitful; the opposition party replied that President Muhammadu Buhari’s Next Level campaign slogan was dead on arrival.
Speaking in Abuja after the APC National Working Committee (NWC) meeting, Oshiomhole said Atiku’s annual job pledge was an empty promise and urged Nigerians to demand from the PDP presidential candidate and his party what they did with the promises earlier contained in the National Economic Empowerment and Development Strategy (NEEDS) document when they were in office.

“If you are going to create 10 million of jobs, how come that when you were in government before and you produced a (NEEDS) document, where you promised to create seven million jobs, by the time when the government was out, we had lost Michelin; Dunlop closed down; entire textiles industries closed down; we witnessed unprecedented industrial obituary,” he said.

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But the PDP responded in a statement by its National Publicity Secretary, Mr. Kola Ologbondiyan, that it was the APC’s Buhari’s campaign slogan and programmes that had arrived dead on arrival, claiming that the negative reactions of Nigerians to them backed his party’s position.
He stated, “The negative reactions of Nigerians to the Next Level mantra have shown that the document is dead on arrival as Nigeria cannot afford the reinforcement of failure, especially as the electorate have already seen through the deception and cheap attempt to beguile them again ahead of the elections.”

Atiku: I Represent Hope, Aspirations of Nigerians
Atiku had said earlier yesterday that he represented the hope and aspirations of Nigerians ahead of the 2019 general elections, explaining that his policy document was put together in 18 months by a team of experts he worked with on how to get Nigeria working again.
The former vice president disclosed this on his Facebook page, while presenting his policy document titled, ‘The Atiku Plan,’ where he said the sad fact today is that many Nigerians are not working and are living in poverty and insecurity.

He noted that too often, Nigerians have been promised better governance by those seeking their votes, but stressed that such individuals have preyed on the legitimate desires of the people for their conditions to be improved, that they make all sorts of promises.
Atiku lamented that the very fabric of the society is breaking down, adding that Nigeria has never been so divided as a nation.

He stated, “On October 6, 2018, I sought and obtained the mandate of the Peoples Democratic Party, to fly their flag as a candidate for the office of president of the Federal Republic of Nigeria. Today, I am formally presenting myself to you as the presidential candidate of not just the PDP, but of the hopes and aspirations of all Nigerians.

“However, I am not here to tell you how I will get Nigeria working again. Instead I would like to tell you how we will get Nigeria working again together.
“I am strongly of the view that I am just one Nigerian and one Nigerian cannot be as wise as all Nigerians. That is why I will offer an inclusive leadership. Atiku Abubakar is 100 per cent for 100 per cent of Nigerians, 100 per cent of the time.

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Sokoto Empowers 1,126 Female Students
Tue, 20 Nov 2018
Onuminya Innocent, Sokoto Sokoto State Arabic and Islamic Education Board has disclosed that it has trained no fewer than 1,126 female students, drawn from Islamiyya and Community Junior Arabic Girls Secondary Schools across the 23 local government areas in the state. The Executive Secretary of the Board, Alhaji Ahmed Baba Altine, disclosed this. He disclosed []The post Sokoto Empowers 1,126 Female Students appeared first on THISDAYLIVE.
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Telecoms Services May Shut Down in Abuja, 10 States
Tue, 20 Nov 2018
Kogi closes 150 base stations Emma Okonji There are palpable fears that 10 states of the federation and the Federal Capital Territory, Abuja, may experience total outage of telecoms services in the next few days, following the shutdown of several base stations by the Kogi State Internal Revenue Service. The affected states, which are sharing []The post Telecoms Services May Shut Down in Abuja, 10 States appeared first on THISDAYLIVE.
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Veteran Publisher, Arthur Nwankwo is PT’s Vice Presidential Candidate
Tue, 20 Nov 2018
By Nseobong Okon-Ekong Presidential Candidate of the People’s Trust, Mr. Gbenga Olawepo-Hashim has chosen veteran publisher and rights activist, Chief Arthur Nwankwo as his running mate, in a bid to secure substantial votes in South-eastern states in next years presidential election. While announcing his choice of Nwankwo, the Presidential Candidate of the PT expressed the []The post Veteran Publisher, Arthur Nwankwo is PT’s Vice Presidential Candidate appeared first on THISDAYLIVE.
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Buhari Will Ensure Free, Fair Poll, Amaechi Assures UN Envoy
Tue, 20 Nov 2018
*President pledges more funding for military *PDP , Atiku condemn president’s attempt to drag military into politics Onyebuchi Ezigbo, Kingsley Nwezeh and Adedayo Akinwale in Abuja The Director General of the Muhammadu Buhari Campaign Organisation, Mr. Chibuike Rotimi Amaechi, has again insisted that President Muhammadu Buhari will not allow anything to go wrong with the []The post Buhari Will Ensure Free, Fair Poll, Amaechi Assures UN Envoy appeared first on THISDAYLIVE.
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Afenifere, Ohaneze, Soyinka, Others Insist on Restructuring
Tue, 20 Nov 2018
Segun James A Nobel Laureate, Prof. Wole Soyinka; pan-Yoruba socio-cultural group, Afenifere, and Ohaneze Ndigbo have called for the restructuring of the country to allow states have maximum control of their resources. Speaking separately during a ‘Handshake Across Nigeria: Nigeria Beyond Oil,’ held in Lagos yesterday, they also called for the reconfiguration of the country []The post Afenifere, Ohaneze, Soyinka, Others Insist on Restructuring appeared first on THISDAYLIVE.
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2019 Polls: Don’t Relegate Legislative Duties, UK Tells N’Assembly
Tue, 20 Nov 2018
Deji Elumoye in Abuja The United Kingdom yesterday advised the National Assembly not to relegate legislative duties to the background as the political campaign for the 2019 general election in Nigeria gathers momentum. The acting British High Commissioner to Nigeria, Harriet Thompson, who gave the advice in Abuja at a close-door meeting with both the []The post 2019 Polls: Don’t Relegate Legislative Duties, UK Tells N’Assembly appeared first on THISDAYLIVE.
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APC to Inaugurate Peace Committees
Tue, 20 Nov 2018
By Onyebuchi Ezigbo in Abuja The National Working Committee (NWC) of the All Progressives Congress (APC) will Wednesday inaugurate six committees made up of seven members for each of the six geopolitical zones of the country to help in resolving disputes arising from the party primaries. The party, in a statement issued late Monday night []The post APC to Inaugurate Peace Committees appeared first on THISDAYLIVE.
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Court Orders Dasuki’s Trial in Absentia
Tue, 20 Nov 2018
Alex Enumah in Abuja Justice Ahmed Mohammed of the Abuja Division of the Federal High Court yesterday held that it would go ahead with the trial of former National Security Adviser (NSA), Col. Sambo Dasuki (rtd), whether he was present in court or not. Dasuki, who is standing trial over allegations of illegal possession of []The post Court Orders Dasuki’s Trial in Absentia appeared first on THISDAYLIVE.
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Fidelity Bank Rewards Customers in Promo
Tue, 20 Nov 2018
A total of 13 customers of Fidelity Bank Plc emerged the first set of winners in the Get Alert in Millions Season three promo (GAIM-3) draw by the bank that took place in Lagos at the weekend. In all, they won N15 million in cash as well as various consolation prizes. Speaking on the promo, []The post Fidelity Bank Rewards Customers in Promo appeared first on THISDAYLIVE.
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Budget Decrease’ll Return Nigeria to Recession, says ANRP
Tue, 20 Nov 2018
Udora Orizu in Abuja The Abundant Nigeria Renewal Party (ANRP) has tasked the federal government to increase the 2019 budget to N15 trillion to improve the living condition of Nigerians and avoid going back to recession. The presidential candidate of the party, Tope Fasua, said this during a protest at the Federal Ministry of Budget []The post Budget Decrease’ll Return Nigeria to Recession, says ANRP appeared first on THISDAYLIVE.
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Nigeria, Morocco Strengthen Business Ties
Tue, 20 Nov 2018
Jonathan Eze The Nigeria Economic Summit Group (NESG), the Africa Economic Development Policy Initiative (AEDPI) and OCP Policy Centre of Morocco have announced the launch of the first edition of the ‘Morocco-Nigeria Strategic Dialogues: focusing on Enhancing Opportunities for Growth and Development. This partnership aims to play a pivotal role in promoting trade in the []The post Nigeria, Morocco Strengthen Business Ties appeared first on THISDAYLIVE.
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Eagles, Cranes Set Asaba Aglow in Celebration of AFCON 2019 Tickets
Tue, 20 Nov 2018
Nigeria and Uganda go toe-to-toe again in an international friendly expected to attract a huge crowd to the Stephen Keshi Stadium in Asaba this evening. Both countries are celebrating qualification for the 2019 Africa Cup of Nations following Matchday 5 games over the weekend. The Super Eagles were held to a 1-1 draw by South []The post Eagles, Cranes Set Asaba Aglow in Celebration of AFCON 2019 Tickets appeared first on THISDAYLIVE.
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Ecobank Raises $200m Facility, Markets Opens on Bullish Note
Tue, 20 Nov 2018
Goddy Egene The share price Ecobank Transnational Incorporated (ETI) rose 1.59 per cent yesterday as the bank announced the successful raising of $200 million syndicated loan facility. In a notification to the Nigerian Stock Exchange (NSE) yesterday, ETI said the facility was oversubscribed at $268.5 million, with ETI increasing Deutsche Bank’s mandate as arranger from []The post Ecobank Raises $200m Facility, Markets Opens on Bullish Note appeared first on THISDAYLIVE.
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Eid-el-Maulud: Buhari, Saraki, Dogara, Others Preach Peace, Unity
Tue, 20 Nov 2018
Deji Elumoye in Abuja and Ugo Aliogo in Lagos As Muslims in Nigeria join their counterparts the world over to commemorate the Eid Maulud, the birthday of Prophet Muhammad, President Muhammadu Buhari; President of Senate, Dr. Bukola Saraki; Speaker of the House of Representatives, Yakubu Dogara; Deputy President of the Senate, Senator Ike Ekweremadu; Ogun []The post Eid-el-Maulud: Buhari, Saraki, Dogara, Others Preach Peace, Unity appeared first on THISDAYLIVE.
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Defence Headquarters Accuses Amnesty International of Undermining War against Insurgents
Tue, 20 Nov 2018
John Shiklam in Kaduna The Defence Headquarters has accused Amnesty International of undermining the war against insurgency and criminality in Nigeria, saying the human rights organisation is not interested in lasting peace in the country. Addressing a press conference yesterday on the activities of the security outfit agged ‘Operations 777’ at the Headquarters of the []The post Defence Headquarters Accuses Amnesty International of Undermining War against Insurgents appeared first on T
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ESET, Airtel Unveil New App for Smartphone Users
Tue, 20 Nov 2018
Nosa Alekhuogie A security solution company, ESET has launched a new mobile security app that was specially designed for Airtel subscribers. The Country Manager of ESET, Mr. Olufemi Ake, made this known during the ESET Mobile Security, Airtel edition launch held in Lagos recently. He said the mobile security application would provide smartphone users with []The post ESET, Airtel Unveil New App for Smartphone Users appeared first on THISDAYLIVE.
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Momoh: Access to Loans Still Challenge for Farmers
Tue, 20 Nov 2018
The Chief Executive Officer of Blaid Farms Limited, a mechanised farm that is situated on 48-hectares of land in Abuja, Mrs. Ochuko Momoh, in this interview says the agriculture sector has the ability to transform the fortunes of the Nigerian economy. Momoh believes that the country will generate more revenue by exporting food than crude []The post Momoh: Access to Loans Still Challenge for Farmers appeared first on THISDAYLIVE.
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Buhari to Wade into Challenges in Sport Sector
Tue, 20 Nov 2018
Shola Oyeyipo in Abuja President Muhammadu Buhari is currently looking into some of the major challenges confronting the Nigerian sport sector, particularly as regards the N1.2bn needed to host the National Sports Festival. Buhari has also intervened toensure that Nigeria is not de-listed by the World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA). The Minister of Youth and Sports, []The post Buhari to Wade into Challenges in Sport Sector appeared first on THISDAYLIVE.
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EFCC Resists AGF’s Takeover of Abebe’s Case in Court
Tue, 20 Nov 2018
Akinwale Akintunde Attempt by the Attorney General of the Federation (AGF) and Minister of Justice, Abubakar Malami SAN, to take over the trial of a businessman, Dr. John Abebe, was yesterday vehemently resisted by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) at the Special Offences Court in Ikeja, Lagos State. The anti-graft agency had in []The post EFCC Resists AGF’s Takeover of Abebe’s Case in Court appeared first on THISDAYLIVE.
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