Today’s The Nation Newspaper Headlines, Saturday 12th January 2019

Today’s The Nation Newspaper Headlines, Saturday 12th January 2019

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As governors coax president for endorsement
Sat, 12 Jan 2019
IN the last few days of December, 2018, President Muhammadu Buhari engaged in a triple political somersault in his desperate bid to get a second four-year term. Ogun State was the first experimental archetype of that somersault. It will by no means be the last, even if not as celebrated. The president will walk a tightrope, straddle all political divides as gingerly as he can manage, and attempt to fit his constantly changing political frame in the expanding partisan frameworks of his associates
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Tinubu to opposition: APC NEEDS NO VIOLENCE TO WIN
Sat, 12 Jan 2019
THE ruling All Progressives Congress (APC) does not have to engage in violence to win the forthcoming elections,Cochairman of its Presidential Campaign Council, Asiwaju Bola Tinubu, said yesterday.Tinubu, who was responding to allegations from certain quarters that the APC was preparing grounds for violence during the elections, said those making such allegations were already sniffing their defeat at the polls. He said the cries of violence were also indications that those making the allegations
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Sad end of Taxify driver
Sat, 12 Jan 2019
THE only thing on the mind of a Lagos Taxify driver, Olumide Salami, when he set out for work in his black Toyota Corolla car on January 7, 2019, was to return home early for dinner at his Yaba residence. Having taken a number of passengers on the day, Salami decided that he would take one more before returning home to the warm embrace of his darling wife. Luckily for him, a young man on Lagos Island asked Salami to take him to Iponri area of Surulere. Happy that he would soon get home after dro
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Police relocate Melaye to DSS clinic
Sat, 12 Jan 2019
MASKED policemen yesterday stormed the Abuja hospital where detained Senator Dino Melaye was receiving treatment and took him away in a security vehicle.This came seven days after Melaye surrendered to the police,slumped soon afterwards, and was taken to the hospital for medical attention.Apprehension soon spread about the fate of the senator after he was taken away yesterday by the masked policemen.But the police later cleared the air on the situation and said he was merely relocated to the Dep
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Court rejects suit seeking to sack Osun governor
Sat, 12 Jan 2019
A Federal High Court in Abuja yesterday dismissed a suit seeking to void the July 20, 2018 governorship primary of the All Progressives Congress party (APC) in Osun State.The primary was won by Governor Adegboyega Oyetola who went on to emerge victorious in the governorship election held on September 22 and 27 last year.Delivering judgement in the suit yesterday, Justice Inyang Edem Ekwo held that the plaintiff, Kunle Rasheed Adegoke, could not prove his claim that the primary was held in violat
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Maritime sector well positioned as alternative source of revenue Abdulsalami
Sat, 12 Jan 2019
A former Head of State, General Abdulsalami Abubakar, wants Nigeria to develop alternative sources of revenue to oil and believes the maritime sector is one such good source.Speaking ahead of the Nigerian Maritime Administration and Safety Agency (NIMASA) Maritime Awards, scheduled for today, Abubakar also commended efforts by the agency to motivate stakeholders and staff.This, according to him, would help them take advantage of the policies in place to invest and grow the economy.It is time to
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Sanwo-Olu, Agbaje throw jabs at Lagos forum
Sat, 12 Jan 2019
Lagos State All Progressives Congress (APC) governorship candidate, Mr Babajide Sanwo-Olu, and his Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) counterpart, Mr Jimi Agbaje, yesterday differed on infrastructure, health and other issues critical to the development of the state.The candidates spoke during the Lagos Chamber of Commerce and Industry (LCCI) Private Sector Interactive Forum with governorship candidates in Lagos.Addressing issues of traffic and transport management, Sanwo-Olu said that government was
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Anti-graft war: Five govs, four ministers in fresh plot to sack Magu
Sat, 12 Jan 2019
A fresh plot to remove the acting Chairman of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC), Mr. Ibrahim Magu,is alleged to be in the making.The alleged plotters include at least five state governors and four ministers, The Nation learnt authoritatively yesterday.A former security chief is said to be central to the plan to give Magu what is termed the Nuhu Ribadu treatment, well placed sources said.The plan, specifically, is to send the EFCC chair on a forced course at the National Institu
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Oshiomhole: PDP deceived Igbo for 16 years
Sat, 12 Jan 2019
The National Chairman of the All Progressives Congress (APC), Comrade Adams Oshiomhole, yesterday accused the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) of deceiving the people of the five Southeast states for the 16years it held sway at the Aso Rock Villa.Oshiomhole, citing the inability of the PDP to fix Southeast roads during its years in office, said most of the same highways have now been made motorable by President Muhammadu Buhari in only three and a half years.Speaking in Umuahia at the flag off cam
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2019: Tunde Bakare tasks politicians on peaceful election
Sat, 12 Jan 2019
The General Overseer of Latter Rain Assembly, Pastor Tunde Bakare, has called on politicians across the country to eschew violence in the forth coming 2019 elections.The out spoken cleric noted that peace is essential in the country for the transition process to be free and fair.Bakare who was the guest speaker at the Apostolic Fire Conference 2019, held at the Worship Centre Avenue, Oregun, Lagos, urged Nigerians to God first in everything they do.We should fear God not just because of the puni
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Officer, 13 soldiers killed by Boko Haram buried in Kaduna
Sat, 12 Jan 2019
A captain of the Nigerian Army and 13 soldiers recently ambushed and killed by Boko Haram insurgents in the North East were yesterday laid to rest at Commonwealth Military Cemetry, Kaduna.They were drawn from the One Mechanized Division of the army in Kaduna.The had run into the Boko Haram ambush while on escort duty along Damaturu/Maiduguri road on December 24,2018.Speaking at the burial, the General Officer Commanding, (GOC) One Division, Maj-Gen Mohammed Mohammed, said the deceased paid the u
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Adjapons portrait of Ghana, girl-child
Sat, 12 Jan 2019
It reads like the experiences of a girl, Esi. That is only on the surface. Of Women and Frogs is deeper. BisiAdjapon just hid behind Esi to recall Ghanas tortuous history. This book brims with so much information disguised as fiction. It shows an author who knows the importance of research, even in a fictional work.Adjapon tells a gripping tale. A girl, Esi, and her brother, Kwabena, find themselves in Ghana, their fatherland. They leave Nigeria to stay with their father, stepmother and stepsibl
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Saraki alleges threat to life, fingers APC thugs, Police
Sat, 12 Jan 2019
Senate President Bukola Sarakiis alleging threat to his life and those of his family in Ilorin, Kwara State.He accused thugs allegedly sponsored by the All Progressives Congress (APC) and the police as the brains behind the alleged move to eliminate him and his family.Addressing reporters in Abuja yesterday, Sarakiwho doubles asthe Director General of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) Presidential Campaign Organisation claimed that on Thursday, APC thugs shielded by policemen went to my family
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Oshiomhole: PDP deceived Igbo for 16 years
Sat, 12 Jan 2019
The National Chairman of the All Progressives Congress (APC), Comrade Adams Oshiomhole on Friday accused the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) of deceiving the people of the five Southeast States for the 16years it held sway at the Aso Rock Villa.Oshiomhole, citing the inability of the PDP to fix Southeast roads during its years in office, said most of the same highways have now been made motorable by President Muhammadu Buhari in only three and a half years.Speaking in Umuahia at the flag off camp
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2019: Sanwo-Olu, Agbaje disagree over infrastructure, health
Sat, 12 Jan 2019
The Lagos All Progressives Congress (APC) governorship candidate, Mr Babajide Sanwo-Olu, and his Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) counterpart, Mr Jimi Agbaje, on Friday differed on infrastructure, health and other issues that would spur the development of the state.The candidates spoke during the Lagos Chamber of Commerce and Industry (LCCI) Private Sector Interactive Forum with Governorship candidates in Lagos.Addressing issues of traffic and transport management, Sanwo-Olu said that government w
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I wont do anything extra to get a guy Nollywood actress Uyoyou Adia
Sat, 12 Jan 2019
Budding filmmaker, actress and screenwriter, Uyoyou Adia, ended 2018 on a high note with three awards for her short film, Lost. The Microbiology graduate from the Osun State University, Osogbo, speaks with OLAITAN GANIU on her mission in the industry among other sundry issues.For how long have you been a filmmaker’Actually, its been a year now. I came into the industry fully in October 2017. I had done a couple of acting gigs in 2013 or thereabout, but I decided to take a break because of s
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Nigerian acts and Pepsi no chill Desembaa
Sat, 12 Jan 2019
Lagosians will not forget in a hurry how Pepsi gave them a December to remember with musical concerts featuring A-list Nigerian artistes and other foreign musicians.For about five years now Pepsi has always provided entertainment platforms for its teeming youthful consumers especially through the rebranded Pepsi Rhythm Unplugged musical concert.But the Pepsi December live engagements took a more thematic form in 2016 with the Pepsi Turn Down To Turn Up campaign which led to the unveiling of Teck
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Talk show to tackle widowhood, others holds today
Sat, 12 Jan 2019
She-EO (Executive Officer), a talk show style event for women, is set to tackle issues around widowhood, career success, depression, and money anxiety disorders among women.To achieve this, the founder of She-EO, Temitope Fajingbesi-Balogun, said the evolving issues will be addressed at the fourth edition of She-EO today at the Nigerian Law School, Victoria Island, Lagos state.According to her, She-EO is an interactive and socially engaging female-only platform which provides a veritable avenue
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Re: Who dares a Lionheart
Sat, 12 Jan 2019
Standby follower, Olaitan Faranpojo reacts to the controversy that trailed the cinema release of Genevieve Nnajis Lionheart as analyzed in this column on December 22, 2018.Hello Victor,I hope you had a wonderful Christmas.There are so many different elements to this (article) that I dont know where to begin.I will not discuss the politics of the issues raised. Some are universal problems and some are probably specific to Nigeria:Global problems:ALL filmmakers believe that the market and distribu
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Simi, Adekunle Golds quiet wedding
Sat, 12 Jan 2019
After a secret romance, singers Adekunle Gold and Simi, during the week, held their traditional and white wedding ceremonies. The intimate events both held in Lagos with the white wedding taking place at Ilashe Beach. The duo who had been severally linked romantically only publicly declared their love about a month ago. In fact, Orente, Adekunle Golds chart-busting song, was inspired by Simi.With their wedding, Adekunle Gold and Simi have toed the path of celebrity couples like Banky W and Adesu
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Tecno Mobile, Olu Maintain rock Computer Village carnival
Sat, 12 Jan 2019
For two days, the bustling tech hub popularly known computer Village in Ikeja, Lagos took a new feel to celebrate the Yuletide. The occasion was the annual Computer Village Carnival which held on December 18 and 19, 2018 and had music star and yahooeze crooner, Olu Maintain and other entertainers in attendance.Sponsored by Africas smartphone giant, Tecno, the carnival featured parades and performances.The icing on the cake was the appearance of Olu Maintain who performed many of his hit songs. T
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Kelvolistic drops first single Ihien di nma
Sat, 12 Jan 2019
Gospel hip hop artiste Ebeye Kelvin, aka Kelvolistic is out with his first official single, titled Ihiene di nma, to his fans.The song was produced, mixed and mastered by Prince Meddy, otherwise known as da celebrity producer.Delta State born Kelvolistic is a former member of the gospel group, The blessed Soul.He studied electrical engineering and started singing professionally in 2016.
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Seun Kuti marks 36th birthday, calls for African reform
Sat, 12 Jan 2019
To celebrate his 36th birthday today, Seun Kuti, son of late Fela Anikulapo-Kuti and leader of the Egypt 80 Band has said the realisation of the African dream must be a priority.Seun who was born on January 11, 1983 to Fela Kuti and Fehintola Kuti took to his Instagram account to marshal the call of his familys reputation for promoting Africa. The father of one posted a picture where he is in a tight embrace with his wife and mother of his daughter.The year has started on a positive note already
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MINJIN GETS PORTRAIT FROM FAN
Sat, 12 Jan 2019
Former Kennis Music signee, Adewale Lawanson known as Minjin in the music circle has been presented a portrait of himself by a fan. The fan, Toba Black, who is a pencil artist presented the portrait to Minjin at his Lagos home.The elated musician, whose single, Yanga, is currently enjoying airplay posted a picture of him receiving the gift from Tope Black.I feel blessed and honored, I feel appreciated, said Minjin.This is my first portrait gift from a fan that I know. It shows that in my little
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Mo Abudu excited over daughters wedding
Sat, 12 Jan 2019
Still soaking up the commercial success of her latest movie, Chief Daddy, media mogul and movie producer Mo Abudu, had another reason to celebrate last weekend.The occasion was the introduction of her daughter to her beau, Adebola Makanjuola, which held in the Abudu family house in Abeokuta, Ogun State.Sharing several pictures and videos on Instagram, the elated mother was full of good words for all those who made the day possible.For my baby Temidees introduction to her sweetheart Adebola, she
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2019: Firm develops app to monitor elections
Sat, 12 Jan 2019
Kaduna based computer firm, Hephzibah Integrated Technologies Ltd, has developed an application that will help in monitoring and tracking order of activities during and voting process during the 2019 general elections.Managing Director/CEO of Hephzibah Integrated Technologies Ltd, Engineer Clement O. Obomighe disclosed this when unveiling the application at a press briefing in Kaduna.He said the application was developed to ensure that electioneering procedures as outlined by the Independent Nat
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IFAD extends projects to three states
Sat, 12 Jan 2019
The International Fund for Agricultural Development ( IFAD ) has disclosed plans to extend the phase two of its Value Chain Development Project (VCDP).The programme, which is being implemented in six states, would be extended to three states.The IFAD West and Central Africa Regional Director, Lisandro Martins, made these disclosures during a visit to the Cassava Women Processing Center in Lokogoma in Wushishi local government area of Niger state.The Nation learnt the IFAD VCDO project, which sta
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