Today’s Thisday Newspaper Headlines Sunday 6th January 2019

Enugu Fire: Ugwuanyi Replaces Burnt Vehicle, Two Tricycles
Sun, 06 Jan 2019
The Enugu State Government at the weekend replace one commercial bus and two vehicles to three victims of the recent fire outbreak at a petrol station in Trans Ekulu, Enugu. The Executive Secretary of the State Emergency Management Agency (SEMA), Mrs. Nkechi Eneh handed over the vehicles to the victims at the Government House, Enugu []The post Enugu Fire: Ugwuanyi Replaces Burnt Vehicle, Two Tricycles appeared first on THISDAYLIVE.
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Mikel Linked with Fenerbache after Tianjin Teda Exit
Sun, 06 Jan 2019
Super Eagles’ captain, John Mikel Obi, has been linked with a move to Turkish giants, Fenerbache, a few days after he cancelled his contract with Chinese club, Tianjin Teda. Mikel, 31, agreed to the termination of his contract with Tianjin Teda on Thursday ending his two- year stay with the club. The former Chelsea midfielder []The post Mikel Linked with Fenerbache after Tianjin Teda Exit appeared first on THISDAYLIVE.
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In Bauchi, APC Still Holds the Ace
Sun, 06 Jan 2019
The race for the 2019 governorship election in Bauchi State is marked with peculiar characteristics and unique contradictions writes Tobi Soniyi The Bauchi State governorship election will be a straight contest between incumbent Governor Muhammed Abubakar of the All Progress Congress (APC) and the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) candidate, Bala Mohammed. Bala Mohammed is the []The post In Bauchi, APC Still Holds the Ace appeared first on THISDAYLIVE.
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Pinnick Seeks Moses’ Return to Eagles
Sun, 06 Jan 2019
The Nigerian Football Federation President, Amaju Pinnick is poised to meet with Chelsea winger Victor Moses and his representative in a fortnight in a bid to lure him back to the Super Eagles fold ahead of the 2019 African Cup of Nations. ‘Moses quit the Nigerian national team after 2018 World Cup in Russia. The []The post Pinnick Seeks Moses’ Return to Eagles appeared first on THISDAYLIVE.
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2019: The Year We’ve Been Waiting For!
Sun, 06 Jan 2019
For many reasons, 2019 is crucial to all Nigerians, writes Olawale Olaleye Its reputation precedes it. The talk about 2019 started immediately after the 2015 elections, some four years ago. Although it is generally the way of politicians to project years ahead, the difference between Nigerian politicians and their counterparts in more civilised climes is []The post 2019: The Year We’ve Been Waiting For! appeared first on THISDAYLIVE.
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Nigeria’s Premier Presidential Debate Begins Today, Sunday
Sun, 06 Jan 2019
Buhari takes the first shot Atiku, others to follow Olawale Olaleye As part of its many contributions to the enhancement of the country’s electoral culture and improvement of the process of electing leaders, THISDAY Newspapers and Arise News Television are beginning a presidential debate series tomorrow at 10pm, with President Muhammadu Buhari and candidate of []The post Nigeria’s Premier Presidential Debate Begins Today, Sunday appeared first on THISDAYLIVE.
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Govs Fear Tinubu’s Role as Buhari Inaugurates Campaign Council
Sun, 06 Jan 2019
Onyebuchi Ezigbo and Olaseni Durojaiye in Abuja There is rising discontent within the All Progressives Congress (APC) over the composition of its presidential campaign council billed to be inaugurated tomorrow by President Muhammadu Buhari, THISDAY has learnt. A statement issued by Director, Strategic Communications, APC Presidential Campaign Council, Mr. Festus Keyamo, said the inauguration would []The post Govs Fear Tinubu’s Role as Buhari Inaugurates Campaign Council appeared first on TH
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Dapo Torimiro: The Nigerian Producer American Stars Love to Work With
Sun, 06 Jan 2019
The Music Producer Making Nigeria Proud in America Dapo Torimiro grew on the various sounds from his father’s turntable in Lagos. From jazz to highlife, pop to rhythm and blues, Fuji to apala, and soul to funk, he has experienced them all. Picking up the guitar at 12, when production started in college, Dapo employed []The post Dapo Torimiro: The Nigerian Producer American Stars Love to Work With appeared first on THISDAYLIVE.
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2019: 8m People Have Not Collected Their PVCs, INEC Cries Out
Sun, 06 Jan 2019
Why we won’t re-introduce incidence form Posting results at polling units mandatory, not optional Bayo Akinloye Barely five weeks to the start of this year’s general election, the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) has said about eight million would-be voters are yet to pick up their permanent voter card (PVC). One of INEC’s National Commissioner, []The post 2019: 8m People Have Not Collected Their PVCs, INEC Cries Out appeared first on THISDAYLIVE.
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Coordinator: No Corruption Claim against Atiku Has Been Substantiated
Sun, 06 Jan 2019
Seriki Adinoyi in Jos The Plateau State Coordinator of the Atiku Nationwide Project, Dr. Solomon Gushibet, has dismissed the sleaze allegations being made in some quarters against the presidential candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), Alhaji Atiku Abubakar, saying no case has been established against him. Gushibet queried why Atiku was going about his []The post Coordinator: No Corruption Claim against Atiku Has Been Substantiated appeared first on THISDAYLIVE.
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Melaye, Relax, Police is Still Your Friend
Sun, 06 Jan 2019
The lingering stand-off between Senator Dino Melaye and the police is laughable. Importantly, it ridicules the institutions that both parties represent, writes Olaseni Durojaiye When the nation thought it had seen the worst of brazen, unprofessional conduct on the part of the Nigeria Police Force under the current leadership of Ibrahim Idris, the latest standoff []The post Melaye, Relax, Police is Still Your Friend appeared first on THISDAYLIVE.
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S’East Govs: We’ll Resist Attempt to Use Security Agencies to Rig Election
Sun, 06 Jan 2019
Warn army against professional misconduct Benjamin Nworie in Abakaliki The South East Governors’ Forum yesterday noted that it would resist any attempt to use security agencies, especially the Nigerian Army to rig the 2019 general election under the guise of Operation Python Dance III Consequently, the forum asked the Nigerian Army to be more professional []The post S’East Govs: We’ll Resist Attempt to Use Security Agencies to Rig Election appeared first on THISDAYLIVE.
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Health Minister Seeks Review of NHIS Act
Sun, 06 Jan 2019
Kingsley Nwezeh in Abuja The Act establishing the National Health Insurance Scheme (NHIS) requires a comprehensive review in order to make it work more efficiently, Minister of Health, Professor Isaac Adewole, has said. Speaking in a media interview in Abuja, the minister said the weak structure of the act establishing the scheme was the reason []The post Health Minister Seeks Review of NHIS Act appeared first on THISDAYLIVE.
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Expectations, Projections for the Economy in 2019
Sun, 06 Jan 2019
As 2019 begins with hopes and aspirations, there are expectations from the federal government to better the economy with a view to making it have more meaningful impact on Nigerians. Kunle Aderinokun looks at the key indicators that will characterise the economy and determine its fortunes this year The economy appears to have lost its []The post Expectations, Projections for the Economy in 2019 appeared first on THISDAYLIVE.
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Mambilla Power Project and the Unanswered Questions
Sun, 06 Jan 2019
With the controversy trailing the handling of the $5.7billion Mambilla hydropower project, which is expected to reduce the nation’s power problem to the barest minimum, Raheem Akingbolu writes that the project has not only suffered a setback, but is causing the country a huge loss to litigation and other avoidable expenses The Minister of Power, []The post Mambilla Power Project and the Unanswered Questions appeared first on THISDAYLIVE.
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Obaseki Awards Contracts for Reconstruction of 140 Roads
Sun, 06 Jan 2019
Edo State Governor, Mr. Godwin Obaseki has awarded contracts for the reconstruction and rehabilitation of 140 roads in different parts of the state. Obaseki named Agho Streets (First and Second) and Erumwunse Street in Ekehuan axis of Benin City, among the road contracts recently awarded, noting that work would commence before the end of January []The post Obaseki Awards Contracts for Reconstruction of 140 Roads appeared first on THISDAYLIVE.
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2019: CAN Declares January 10 National Day of Prayer
Sun, 06 Jan 2019
Onyebuchi Ezigbo in Abuja Ahead of the general election scheduled for February and March, the Christian Association of Nigeria (CAN) has declared January 10 as a National Day of Prayers for peaceful, free, fair and credible poll. CAN said the day would also be used to pray for the freedom of Leah Sharibu and others []The post 2019: CAN Declares January 10 National Day of Prayer appeared first on THISDAYLIVE.
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True, Election Shouldn’t Be Do-or-Die Affair
Sun, 06 Jan 2019
President Muhammadu Buhari said in the week that election should generally not be a do-or-die affair. Earlier before that, he had allayed people’s fears and enjoined them not to approach the election with the kind of fear that is being exhibited lately. Besides, he had also said weeks ago that his commitment to a free, []The post True, Election Shouldn’t Be Do-or-Die Affair appeared first on THISDAYLIVE.
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2019: Amid Uncertainty, Tinubu, Ganduje Visit Wamakko
Sun, 06 Jan 2019
Onuminya Innocent in Sokoto Amid political uncertainty ahead of the 2019 general election, the National Leader of All Progressives Congress (APC), Senator Bola Ahmed Tinubu and Kano State Governor, Dr. Abdullahi Umar Ganduje at the weekend paid separate visits to former Sokoto State Governor, Senator Aliyu Wamakko. During the visits on Friday, the two leaders []The post 2019: Amid Uncertainty, Tinubu, Ganduje Visit Wamakko appeared first on THISDAYLIVE.
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