Today’s Thisday Newspaper Headlines, Friday 11th January 2019

Today’s Thisday Newspaper Headlines, Friday 11th January 2019

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Buhari to Campaign in 36 States, Says He Will Win
Fri, 11 Jan 2019

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The All Progressives Congress (APC) has set out campaign plans that will see President Muhammadu Buhari visiting all the 36 states of the federation with a grand finale rally in Abuja, the Federal Capital Territory.

THISDAY gathered from presidency sources at the strategy and inaugural meeting of the party’s presidential campaign council, held at the Presidential Villa Thursday that the party has scheduled its national campaigns to last for 18 days commencing on January 12.
“The next stage of presidential campaign has been scheduled to begin next Saturday, January 12 in Bauchi.

“The plan is for the president to campaign in all the 36 states, though some states will be paired so as to conclude the tour in 18 days,” a source said.

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The meeting, which was presided over by the president, who assured the participant he was sure of victory at the February 16 poll, was, however, not attended by any of the party’s governors that are members of the council.

But the party’s National Publicity Secretary, Malam Lanre Isa-Onilu, quickly dispelled claims that the governors’ absence was a sign of worsening crisis in the party, explaining that being an administrative meeting, the presence of the state chief executives was not mandatory.

According to a THISDAY source, however, the meeting dwelt mainly on campaign schedules and strategies to adopt in order to cover all the states in view of the time constraint.

He said Bauchi and Gombe States would be the next port of call for the APC presidential campaign train, which would hold on Saturday.

It was learnt that Buhari and top leaders of APC would be using the Bauchi campaign rally to formally receive former national chairman of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), Alhaji Adamu Mu’azu, into the ruling party.
The source explained that the campaign schedule was drawn up in such a way that the president would visit some of the states in pairs.

For instance, the source said that the president would campaign in Rivers and Bayelsa States in one day.
Other states likely to be paired include, Ebonyi and Cross River, Enugu and Anambra, Kogi and Benue.
The ruling party had earlier said that it would unleash an intensive national campaign in the New Year that would take it into the general elections.

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Dogara: Northern Elders’ Conspiracy of Silence Fuelling Insecurity
Fri, 11 Jan 2019
Secondus asks APC leaders to explain source of wealth Iyobosa Uwugiaren and Adedayo Akinwale in Abuja The Speaker of the House of Representatives, Hon. Yakubu Dogara, Thursday said northern elders were not doing enough to end the insecurity in the region, contending that their conspiracy of silence fuelled the escalation of the challenge. Dogara spoke []The post Dogara: Northern Elders’ Conspiracy of Silence Fuelling Insecurity appeared first on THISDAYLIVE.
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Fashola Takes over N100bn Sukuk Infrastructure Bond
Fri, 11 Jan 2019
Fund earmarked for 28 roads in six geopolitical zones Chineme Okafor in Abuja The Minister of Power, Works and Housing, Mr. Babatunde Fashola, was Thursday in Abuja handed the second tranche of the federal government’s N100 billion sovereign Sukuk bond initiated to fund about 28 key road projects across the country. Speaking at the handover []The post Fashola Takes over N100bn Sukuk Infrastructure Bond appeared first on THISDAYLIVE.
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INEC Enumerates Seven-step Procedure for Voting on Election Day
Fri, 11 Jan 2019
You must guarantee credible polls, German govt tells commission Adedayo Akinwale in Abuja The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) Thursday released the steps a voter would take to cast their vote on Election Day during the general elections, starting with the presidential and National Assembly polls on February 16. This is as the German government []The post INEC Enumerates Seven-step Procedure for Voting on Election Day appeared first on THISDAYLIVE.
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Foreign Airlines Earned $1.7bn from Ticket Sales in 2018
Fri, 11 Jan 2019
Chinedu Eze Foreign airlines operating in Nigeria sold tickets worth about $1.7 billion from January to December 2018, THISDAY investigations have revealed. The amount indicated that there was an increase in sales in the second half of 2018, buoyed by passenger surge during the yuletide, as the foreign airlines sold tickets worth $800 million in []The post Foreign Airlines Earned $1.7bn from Ticket Sales in 2018 appeared first on THISDAYLIVE.
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General Elections: Nigeria May Turn to Killing Field, Odinkalu Warns
Fri, 11 Jan 2019
Politicians stock-piling arms, ex-militant leaders reveal Segun James in Lagos and Adibe Emenyonu in Benin City A former chairman of the Nigerian Human Rights Commission (NHRC), Dr. Chidi Odinkalu, has raised the alarm that there were enough arms in the hands of private citizens in the country to create a killing field if next []The post General Elections: Nigeria May Turn to Killing Field, Odinkalu Warns appeared first on THISDAYLIVE.
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Ten Feared Dead in Kogi Communal Clash
Fri, 11 Jan 2019
Yekini Jimoh in Lokoja No fewer than 10 people were feared dead in a renewed communal clash between Ebirra Mozun and Bassa-Komu ethnic groups in Bassa Local Government Area (LGA) of Kogi State. This latest incident followed the recent return of the Ebirra people who were displaced from their various communities due to the crisis []The post Ten Feared Dead in Kogi Communal Clash appeared first on THISDAYLIVE.
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JAMB: Remita Commences Sales of 2019 UTME Forms
Fri, 11 Jan 2019
Kuni Tyessi in Abuja In preparation for the 2019 Unified Tertiary Matriculation Examination (UTME), Remita, a leading electronic payment platform, has commenced the sale of the forms. This is coming on the heels of the 2019 UTME ePIN and form sales by the Joint Admission and Matriculations Board (JAMB) which commenced Thursday. Chief Commercial Officer []The post JAMB: Remita Commences Sales of 2019 UTME Forms appeared first on THISDAYLIVE.
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Boko Haram Kills Two Soldiers as Troops Decimate 80 Terrorists
Fri, 11 Jan 2019
Nigeria, China sign N2bn military assistance pact Kingsley Nwezeh in Abuja An Army officer and a soldier were killed while five soldiers wounded as Nigerian military engaged Boko Haram terrorists in a gritty battle that led to the death of over 80 terrorists in different battlegrounds notably in Baga Naval Base, which was recently reclaimed; []The post Boko Haram Kills Two Soldiers as Troops Decimate 80 Terrorists appeared first on THISDAYLIVE.
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Vote-buying May Mar Nigeria’s Elections, US Warns
Fri, 11 Jan 2019
Saraki seeks urgent stakeholders’ action EFCC plans rally against voters’ inducement Deji Elumoye and Alex Enumah in Abuja The United States has raised the alarm that widespread vote-buying could mar Nigeria’s general elections coming up next month. This is coming as the Senate President, Dr. Bukola Saraki, Thursday called for the convocation of a stakeholders’ []The post Vote-buying May Mar Nigeria’s Elections, US Warns appeared first on THISDAYLIVE.
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