Today’s Punch Newspaper Headlines, Sunday 6th January 2019

Today’s Punch Newspaper Headlines, Sunday 6th January 2019

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Govs using minimum wage to push for revenue sharing formula review Kaigama, TUC president
Sun, 06 Jan 2019
President of the Trade Union Congress, Bobboi Kaigama, bares his mind on the minimum wage saga and how to end the governors/labour impasse on the issue. Apart from the labour issue, the union leader, who is also the director-general of the All Progressives Congress governorship candidate in Taraba State, speaks with JUSTIN TYOPUUSU on current
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Presidential system wasteful, cant facilitate development in Nigeria Olurode
Sun, 06 Jan 2019
Prof. Lai Olurode is a former National Commissioner of the Independent National Electoral Commission. The professor of Sociology at the University of Lagos tells FEMI MAKINDE how Nigeria should be restructured, among other national issues Do you think the law enforcement agencies in the country are doing enough to curb vote buying’ In all honesty,
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Ethnic, religious politics affecting Nigeria El-Rufai
Sun, 06 Jan 2019
GODWIN ISENYO Kaduna State Governor Nasir el-Rufai has condemned the manipulation of religion and ethnicity for political interests by the elite in the country. The governor, who is seeking reelection under the banner of the All Progressives Congress, said the choice of Dr Hadiza Balarabe as his running mate for the March 2 governorship poll
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I left ADC because I was unsure of its future Ladoja
Sun, 06 Jan 2019
DAVID OLORUNSOGO A former governor of Oyo State, Rashidi Ladoja, on Saturday urged the people of Oke Ogun and other communities in the area to support his partys governorship candidate, Sharafadeen Alli, in the next election. Ladoja recently defected from the African Democratic Congress to the Zenith Labour Party and he picked the Secretary to
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Inaccurate figures, bogus claims in election debates
Sun, 06 Jan 2019
In this report, FRIDAY OLOKOR analyses the recent election debate by the vice-presidential candidates of five political parties for the 2019 general elections and the danger of the candidates making unverifiable claims The debate organised by the Nigeria Elections Debate Group and the Broadcasting Organisation of Nigeria for vice-presidential candidates of political parties might have
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Edo PDP stalwart defects to APC
Sun, 06 Jan 2019
Mr Godwin Esheshi, a former Peoples Democratic Party stalwart in Etsako East Local Government Area of Edo State has defected to the ruling All Progressives Congress. Esheshi, who led several of his supporters to APC on Saturday in Opkella, was received by the state Deputy Governor, Mr Philip Shaibu. Addressing the gathering, Esheshi said that
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Britain warns on travel to southern India after temple unrest
Sun, 06 Jan 2019
Britain on Saturday warned tourists visiting the southern Indian state of Kerala after sporadic violence in recent days over the admission of women to one of Hinduisms holiest temples. In updated travel advice, London advised UK nationals in Kerala, popular with tourists particularly at this time of year, to monitor media reports closely, remain vigilant
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Olamide continues romance with controversies on Logo Benz
Sun, 06 Jan 2019
Tofarati Ige Olamide Adedeji, aka Baddo, is a great artiste. It is unarguable that he has proved his mettle over the years and he is well loved by people all over the world. However, he is not above mistakes. And he appeared to have made one recently, a grievous one at that. Olamides songs have
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Only thing I check on New Years Day is my bank account IK Ogbonna
Sun, 06 Jan 2019
Tofarati Ige A lot of people believe in New Years resolutions but actor, IK Ogbonna, is not one of them. At a time when many are busy writing down resolutions and posting videos of them on social media, Ogbonna is only interested in one thing his bank account! The actor revealed that much in
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I bought my friend a car to reward his loyalty Josh2Funny
Sun, 06 Jan 2019
Tofarati Ige Many people were surprised when a video of Instagram comedian, Chibuike Alfred, aka Josh2funny, giving his friend and partner, Bello Kreb, a car, surfaced on the Internet. In the video, Josh was walking with his friend at a car park when he suddenly pointed towards a Toyota Camry and told his friend it
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Our youths must go into politics to change Nigerias fortunes Adewale Elesho
Sun, 06 Jan 2019
Tofarati Ige Veteran actor, Adewale Elesho, is known to be sharp-witted. As a matter of fact, when people see him on the screen, they are sure that they would go away with an earful. However, what makes him peculiar is the fact that whenever he admonishes people, there is always a lesson or two to
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Being bread sellers son spurs me on Segun Johnson
Sun, 06 Jan 2019
Tofarati Ige These days, the Nigerian entertainment industry is full of rich kids who have a lot of funds at their disposal to pursue their dreams. However for musician and live band performer, Segun Johnson, his circumstances were not so rosy and he had to go through a lot to make ends meet. He admitted
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Im not a threat to Broda Shaggis girlfriend Aunty Shaggi
Sun, 06 Jan 2019
Olushola Ricketts Many still believe that Samuel Perry, aka Broda Shaggi, and Sophie Ajireoghene, aka Aunty Shaggi, are more than just skit partners. To add fuel to the raging fire, Broda Shaggi recently got Aunty Shaggi a car. However, in a chat with Sunday Scoop, Aunty Shaggi maintained that she had a boyfriend. Speaking about
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Moremi takes the stage
Sun, 06 Jan 2019
Olushola Ricketts The House of Oduduwa foundation recently brought alive on stage the life and times of Queen Moremi in a bid to honour the legacy of the Ile Ife warrior. The live performance, which was tagged, Moremi: The Musical, and held at Terra Kulture, Victoria Island, Lagos, described a story of love, faith, honour
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Why I stopped spanking my children Daramola-Salako
Sun, 06 Jan 2019
Olushola Ricketts Actress, Foluke Daramola-Salako, who has always shown undying love for her children on social media, says she doesnt believe in using the cane on her children any more. The actress told Sunday Scoop that over the years, she had realised that using the cane on children doesnt mean they would be well behaved.
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Its A New Yair!
Sun, 06 Jan 2019
Onoshe Nwabuikwu This is your first AIRTIMEplus column of 2019! So, its appropriate to wish you Happy New Year/Yair (Yair means the year on air). As it happens with individuals, the beginning of the year is usually when people make all kinds of resolutions. Never mind that these resolutions may dissolve before mid-January. However, instead
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Yemi Alade doesnt consider Tiwa Savage a rival Manager
Sun, 06 Jan 2019
Olushola Ricketts Recently, two of the biggest female African music stars in Nigeria and Africa, Yemi Alade and Tiwa Savage, appeared to have a fight on social media over the size of their buttocks. The singers are not known to be friends, which perhaps made fans to tag them as rivals. But Alades long-time manager,
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Piracy stopped me from releasing a movie in four years Tunde Kelani
Sun, 06 Jan 2019
Olushola Ricketts It came as a shock when top cinematographer and director, Tunde Kelani, recently announced his resignation as the chairman and member of the National Film and Video Censors Board. In a chat with Sunday Scoop, Kelani spoke on his plans after quitting NFVCB. He said, My plan is to continue working. Being a
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Maintaining good financial credit
Sun, 06 Jan 2019
In the New Year, its advisable to plan ahead and maintain good financial credit. Experiment with these tips for a successful 2019 Calculate expenses You should find out exactly how much you spend each month. Do this by consulting your bank statements, receipts and financial files. Because some expenses are intermittent, youll get the most
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In Turkey, they ride bicycles a lot, even on mountains Seyi Law
Sun, 06 Jan 2019
Popular comedian, Seyi Law, shares pleasant memories of his time in Turkey with JOY MARCUS Now often do you travel’ I travel frequently because of my job. Whats the most memorable trip you can recall’ In 2016, I was invited by a Nigerian footballer, Kenneth Omeruo, to Antalya in Turkey for a show. I really
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Agbaje goes solo, shuns party bigwigs in campaign
Sun, 06 Jan 2019
MUDIAGA AFFE There are indications that the cracks in the leadership of the Lagos State chapter of the Peoples Democratic may have informed the decision of its governorship candidate, Mr Jimi Agbaje, to operate without the support of the partys bigwigs in the state. SUNDAY PUNCH gathered that Agbaje had assembled his campaign team without
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Our Reps are main problem, not Buhari
Sun, 06 Jan 2019
GBENGA ODOGUN The Director-General of Igala-Bassa Alliance, Dr Goodman Akwu, has said the various representatives both at the National Assembly and the state House of Assembly are to blame for the political misfortune of the Eastern flank of Kogi State in the current political dispensation. He said rather than blaming President Muhammadu Buhari and the
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Allowing Buhari beyond 2019 will be disastrous Atiku group
Sun, 06 Jan 2019
FEMI MAKINDE Some supporters of the presidential candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party, Alhaji Atiku Abubakar, operating under the aegis of Atiku 2019 National Support Group, have urged Nigerians to support the former vice-president in next months presidential election. According to them, allowing President Muhammadu Buhari to rule the nation beyond 2019 will be more
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Designers need formal training to operate effectivelyAde Bakare
Sun, 06 Jan 2019
Popular designer, Ade Bakare, sits atop Ade Bakare Couture. He speaks with Joy Marcus about his love for fashion and style Ade Bakare Couture has been in existence for about 25 years. What has kept the business going’ I believe strongly that the vision of what I want to achieve and my tenacity are the
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Live beyond making money to creating impact Stephen-Adeyemo
Sun, 06 Jan 2019
Media entrepreneur and life coach, Oluwakayode Stephen-Adeyemo, 33, is the Director/Lead Coach at the Vocational Career Clinic International. He speaks with TOFARATI IGE on the activities of his organisation What are your educational qualifications’ I have a Higher National Diploma in Computer Science and specialised training in Digital Marketing/Consulting as well as online training in
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Eko Disco distributes food items to orphanages
Sun, 06 Jan 2019
Femi Asu Eko Electricity Distribution Company Plc has said it distributed food items to orphanages in 10 districts within its network. The General Manager, Corporate Communications, EKEDC, Mr Godwin Idemudia, said on Thursday in Lagos that the gesture was part of the companys Corporate Social Responsibility. Idemudia said in a statement that the food items
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Take your business goals one step at a time, add value Fatokun
Sun, 06 Jan 2019
Twenty-five-year-old fashion entrepreneur, Victoria Fatokun, runs a sewing and online fashion store, Havdaff Enterprise. In this interview with FEYISAYO POPOOLA, she advises current and prospective entrepreneurs to clearly outline their business goals for success What are the services offered by Havdaff’ At Havdaff Enterprise, we have two subsidiaries Havdaff Stores and Havdaff Fashion. At
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Agric production threatened by floods, farmers-herders crisis FG
Sun, 06 Jan 2019
Anna Okon The Federal Government has said that recurring conflicts between farmers and herdsmen in some parts of the country, as well as the incidence of flooding, have affected agricultural production in the country. The Minister of Budget and National Planning, Mr Udo Udoma, during a public presentation of the 2019 budget proposal, noted that
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Toyota targets more share, adds five-year warranty
Sun, 06 Jan 2019
RASHEED BISIRIYU Leading automaker, Toyota Motor Corporation, is optimistic about capturing more share of the automobile market globally with the introduction of a five-year warranty on its new vehicles being sent to some markets. Although the new warranty is yet to be extended to the Nigerian market, the Brand Manager, Toyota Nigeria Limited, Mr Bayo
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Peugeot returns to Nigerias pickup market
Sun, 06 Jan 2019
RASHEED BISIRIYU Pan Nigeria Limited has added to the growing number of vehicles operating in the Nigerias pickup market with the introduction of the latest version of Peugeot pickup. This is coming about 14 years after the production of the last edition of the Peugeot pickup from the auto firms assembly plant in Nigeria. It
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French agency, EU approve $300m, 25m for power projects
Sun, 06 Jan 2019
Okechukwu Nnodim The French Development Agency is currently supporting power transmission projects in Nigeria with about $300m. It was learnt that the agencys board approved $245m for power transmission infrastructure in Nigerias Northern corridor and was also assisting the construction of the Sokoto-Kaura Namoda-Katsina 330kV double circuit line with the sum of $55m. The Transmission
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Nigeria loses N197bn to gas flaring in nine months
Sun, 06 Jan 2019
Femi Asu Oil and gas firms operating in the country flared a total of 215.9 billion standard cubic feet of natural gas in the first nine months of last year, amounting to a potential loss of N197bn. Data obtained by our correspondent from the Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation showed that 31.68 billion scf of gas
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Five investors apply for microinsurance licence
Sun, 06 Jan 2019
Nike Popoola About five investors have applied for microinsurance operating licences from the National Insurance Commission after NAICOM revised the guidelines for its operations last year. Two of the investors may soon commence operations, according to information obtained from the commission. Confirming this development during an event by NAIPCO in Lagos, the Deputy Commissioner, Technical,
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Poor rail, roads hamper Kaduna dry port operation
Sun, 06 Jan 2019
GODWIN ISENYO The management of the Kaduna Inland Dry Port Limited has said lack of functional rail system and the deplorable state of roads in the country are major challenges facing the dry port inaugurated by President Muhammadu Buhari last year. A dry port, according to wikipedia.org, is an inland intermodal terminal directly connected by
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Concerns over Abuja airport terminals
Sun, 06 Jan 2019
Aviation agencies in the Federal Ministry of Transportation say the recently inaugurated terminal at the Nnamdi Azikiwe International Airport, Abuja, will not lead to the shutdown of operations in other terminals in the capital city, Okechukwu Nnodim writes Concerns by passengers and other airport users on whether the old international and domestic terminals at the
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FG reduces import duty on modular refinery equipment
Sun, 06 Jan 2019
Okechukwu Nnodim The Federal Government has given approval for incentives to reduce the import duty rates on modular refinery equipment and components. It was gathered that the reduction was given in order to encourage investment in modular refineries in Nigeria. The Federal Ministry of Petroleum Resources disclosed this in a document obtained by our correspondent
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AIB targets infrastructure upgrade
Sun, 06 Jan 2019
Maureen Ihua-Maduenyi The Commissioner, Accident Investigation Bureau, Mr Akin Olateru, says the agency plans to upgrade its infrastructure this year. In 2019, AIB will do more in the upgrade of its infrastructure, ensure constant review of its systems, processes and procedure, and invest more on human capital development, he said. According to him, these will
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Why we oppose hike in DSTV subscription rates CPC DG
Sun, 06 Jan 2019
The Director-General, Consumer Protection Council, Mr Babatunde Irukera, speaks to IFEANYI ONUBA on steps being taken by the council to check violation of consumer rights, among other issues Its been over a year since you became the DG of CPC. What was the level of consumer rights violations when you took over the helm of
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Buharis govt shouldnt shield corrupt persons from prosecution Archbishop Ladigbolu
Sun, 06 Jan 2019
Archbishop Emeritus Ayo Ladigbolu is a retired archbishop of Methodist Church Nigeria. Despite his ecclesiastical calling, Ladigbolu, who is also a prince of Oyo town, led the current Aare Ona Kakanfo of Yorubaland, Chief Gani Adams, in to seclusion before he was inaugurated in January 2018. Ladigbolu took over the mantle of the chairmanship of
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Im not Buharis niece, I wont resign, Zakari tells PDP, others
Sun, 06 Jan 2019
Eniola Akinkuotu, FEMI MAKINDE, FRIDAY OLOKOR, SUCCESS NWOGU, ABIODUN NEJO andADEMOLA BABALOLA A National Commissioner of the Independent National Electoral Commission, Amina Zakari, has dismissed reports that she is a blood relation of President Muhammadu Buhari. The Peoples Democratic Party and other political groups as well as individuals had alleged that Zakari, who was, on
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FG to spend N3.3bn on sewage, fumigation in 2019
Sun, 06 Jan 2019
ENIOLA AKINKUOTU The Federal Government and its agencies will spend N3.29bn on sewage, cleaning and fumigation in the 2019 fiscal year, SUNDAY PUNCH has learnt. The details of the proposed spending were obtained from the 2019 budget proposal submitted to the National Assembly by President Muhammadu Buhari last month. The N8.8tn budget has a total
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I wasnt among lawmakers who booed Buhari Melaye
Sun, 06 Jan 2019
ADELANI ADEPEGBA The embattled senator representing Kogi West Senatorial District in the National Assembly, Dino Melaye, has denied social media reports that he was among the federal lawmakers who booed President Muhammadu Buhari on December 19. Some federal parliamentarians embarrassed Buhari while presenting the 2018 national budget on that day by passing uncomplimentary remarks on
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Buhari planning to rig through incident form PDP
Sun, 06 Jan 2019
Success Nwogu The Peoples Democratic Party has said that it does not believe that President Muhammadu Buhari will deliver on his promise of ensuring free and fair elections. He stated that recent developments had emboldened its belief that there would not be free, fair and transparent election. The PDP National Publicity Secretary, Kola Ologbondiyan, in
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Ive been single for a long time Hauwa Allahbura
Sun, 06 Jan 2019
Background I was born in Lagos to a para-military family. My dad was a Customs officer; so, we moved around quite a lot from Kano to Abuja and even Badagry. I had an interesting upbringing because I moved around different states and was opportune to meet different people on my adventure. As a kid,
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Growing Boko Haram attacks, politically motivated
Sun, 06 Jan 2019
The Peoples Democratic Party governorship candidate in Borno State, Alhaji Mohammed Imam, has said that the renewed Boko Haram attacks may be politically motivated. He said there was an urgent need to set up an inquiry into the attacks to identify those sponsoring the terrorists and punish them. Speaking to journalists at the inauguration of
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Aisha in Kano for Buharis re-election
Sun, 06 Jan 2019
Ted Odogwu Aisha, wife of President Muhammadu Buhari, on Saturday in Kano appealed to Nigerians to vote for her husband in the February 16 presidential poll. Aisha Buhari, who made the appeal at the opening of Buharis re-election in Kano, promised that the President would not disappoint Nigerians, adding that the country was set to
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Kakanfo: Lagos NUJ presents books on Adams
Sun, 06 Jan 2019
The Lagos State council of the Nigeria Union of Journalists on Saturday disclosed that it had completed work on two books to mark the first anniversary of the installation of Gani Adams as the 15th Aare Ona Kakanfo of Yoruba land. The Chairman of the union, Dr Qasim Akinreti, said the idea behind the books,
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Nigerians should adopt Arab Spring revolution
Sun, 06 Jan 2019
FRIDAY OLOKOR The presidential candidate of the Alliance of Social Democrats, Chief John Dara, has recommended the Arab Spring method of revolution to cast off the yoke of mediocrity, lawlessness and oppression. According to him, while Nigerians must mobilise and use their votes to overthrow the existing order, the suppressors of the masses are not
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Buhari, Atiku should emulate Jonathan
Sun, 06 Jan 2019
FEMI MAKINDE The Deputy Speaker of the Ekiti State House of Assembly, Mr Olusegun Adewumi, has urged President Muhammadu Buhari, who is the presidential candidate of the All Progressives Congress; Alhaji Atiku Abubakar of the Peoples Democratic Party and other presidential candidates to emulate former President Goodluck Jonathan in displaying statesmanship throughout the election period.
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