Today’s The Nation Newspaper Headlines Monday 4th March 2019

Today’s The Nation Newspaper Headlines

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Tension in states as parties step up battle for governor
Mon, 04 Mar 2019
President Muhammadu Buhari is off to Akwa Ibom, Delta and Imo states today to boost his partys battle for governor.Political parties are stepping up their campaigns for the elections in 29 states on Saturday.But a group has said it is curious that the President chose Akwa Ibom as the first state to visit after his re-election instead of those that gave him overwhelming support. Besides, it reminded Buhari that Akwa Ibom is a PDP state.The Akwa Ibom Youth Coalition Network, in an advertorial in t
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Tension in states as parties step up battle for governor
Mon, 04 Mar 2019
President Muhammadu Buhari is off to Akwa Ibom, Delta and Imo states today to boost his partys battle for governor.Political parties are stepping up their campaigns for the elections in 29 states on Saturday.But a group has said it is curious that the President chose Akwa Ibom as the first state to visit after his re-election instead of those that gave him overwhelming support. Besides, it reminded Buhari that Akwa Ibom is a PDP state.The Akwa Ibom Youth Coalition Network, in an advertorial in t
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EFCC secures forfeiture of Amnestys N732.85m cash
Mon, 04 Mar 2019
Justice James Tsoho of the Federal High Court in Abuja has ordered the forfeiture of N732.85 to the Federal Government by 17 former officials of the Presidential Amnesty Programme Office.Forfeited is a plot of land situated at Katsina Road by Ogbomoso Road, Kaduna North Local Government, worth N190million. It is all believed to be proceeds of unlawful activities.Out of the cash, a former Coordinator of the Amnesty Programme, Gen. Paul Boroh, forfeited about N124million to the government.Accordin
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Dariye down with kidney failure
Mon, 04 Mar 2019
Former Plateau State Governor Joshua Dariye is down with kidney failure, The Nation learnt yesterday.Dariye is hospitalised at the University of Abuja Teaching Hospital, Gwagwalada.Dariye was sent to a 14-year jail term (later reduced to 10 years) by the Federal Capital Territory (FCT) High Court presided over by Justice Adebukola Banjoko on a 23-count charge of diverting and laundering of N1.126 billion Ecological Funds belonging to the Plateau State Government while in office as the governor.T
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Dariye down with kidney failure
Mon, 04 Mar 2019
Former Plateau State Governor Joshua Dariye is down with kidney failure, The Nation learnt yesterday.Dariye is hospitalised at the University of Abuja Teaching Hospital, Gwagwalada.Dariye was sent to a 14-year jail term (later reduced to 10 years) by the Federal Capital Territory (FCT) High Court presided over by Justice Adebukola Banjoko on a 23-count charge of diverting and laundering of N1.126 billion Ecological Funds belonging to the Plateau State Government while in office as the governor.T
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Hate speech: Police launch probe into murder threats
Mon, 04 Mar 2019
The police in Lagos have launched an investigation into a vile and dogmatic You-Tube video by a yet-to-be identified Igbo man threatening to kill Adeyinka Grandson.A trending video of a man seated beside a Biafran flag and threatening to murder the said Grandson has further heightened tension, following the Presidential and National Assembly elections in the state.But police spokesman Chike Oti, a Chief Superintendent (CSP), said his boss, Zubairu Muazu, had already directed the intelligence arm
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Hate speech: Police launch probe into murder threats
Mon, 04 Mar 2019
The police in Lagos have launched an investigation into a vile and dogmatic You-Tube video by a yet-to-be identified Igbo man threatening to kill Adeyinka Grandson.A trending video of a man seated beside a Biafran flag and threatening to murder the said Grandson has further heightened tension, following the Presidential and National Assembly elections in the state.But police spokesman Chike Oti, a Chief Superintendent (CSP), said his boss, Zubairu Muazu, had already directed the intelligence arm
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NNPCs $1.7b debt to FAAC
Mon, 04 Mar 2019
Another round of trouble is brewing between the Federation Account Allocation Committee (FAAC) and Nigeria National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC) following delay by Nigeria Petroleum Development Company (NPDC), an NNPC subsidiary, to offset the $1.7 billion owed FAAC.According to a document, FAAC was angry that the NNPC had reneged on its pledge to pay the money.The document, presented to members at the last FAAC meeting in Abuja, reminded members of a report at its October meeting where NNPC cla
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NNPCs $1.7b debt to FAAC
Mon, 04 Mar 2019
Another round of trouble is brewing between the Federation Account Allocation Committee (FAAC) and Nigeria National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC) following delay by Nigeria Petroleum Development Company (NPDC), an NNPC subsidiary, to offset the $1.7 billion owed FAAC.According to a document, FAAC was angry that the NNPC had reneged on its pledge to pay the money.The document, presented to members at the last FAAC meeting in Abuja, reminded members of a report at its October meeting where NNPC cla
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Senate Presidency: How to stop a dark horse
Mon, 04 Mar 2019
Who becomes the next Senate President’ This is not an easy question to answer, writes Onyedi Ojiabor, Abuja.The battle for Senate President is in top gear, it was learnt yesterday.Front runners for the exalted seat, including Senator Ahmed Lawan, Senator Mohammed Ali Ndume, Senator Mohammed Danjuma Goje and Senator Abdullahi Adamu, are said to be on top of their game.Others are expected to join the race in the days ahead.A source said the front runners have started reaching out to Peoples D
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Senate Presidency: How to stop a dark horse
Mon, 04 Mar 2019
Who becomes the next Senate President’ This is not an easy question to answer, writes Onyedi Ojiabor, Abuja.The battle for Senate President is in top gear, it was learnt yesterday.Front runners for the exalted seat, including Senator Ahmed Lawan, Senator Mohammed Ali Ndume, Senator Mohammed Danjuma Goje and Senator Abdullahi Adamu, are said to be on top of their game.Others are expected to join the race in the days ahead.A source said the front runners have started reaching out to Peoples D
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Southsouth joins race for Senate President
Mon, 04 Mar 2019
As the race for the leadership of the Ninth National Assembly begins, different geopolitical zones are advancing reasons they should produce the next Senate President.Before the elections, there were speculations that former Akwa Ibom State Governor Senator Godswill Akpabio was being considered for the position, but the former Minority leader was not re-elected.A source said under the current arrangement, the Northwest occupies the position of President, the Southwest takes the position of the V
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Court sentences man to death by hanging for killing mum
Mon, 04 Mar 2019
A High Court sitting in Jos, Plateau State, has sentenced a 20-year-old man, Agugu Adau, to death by hanging for killing his mother.The judge, Justice Nafisa Musa, handed down the sentence after he found the defendant guilty of murdering his mother.Based on the evidence before this court, the prosecution has proved beyond reasonable doubt that you, Adau, mercilessly took the life of your own mother.The judgement of this court upon you is that you will be hanged by the neck until you die. May God
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Why its taking so long to reposition Nigeria, by Buhari
Mon, 04 Mar 2019
President Muhammadu Buhari, on Saturday night, explained it had taken so long to reposition Nigeria because of alleged 16 yearswaste of the former Peoples Democratic Party-led administration.This was contained in a statement by Suleiman Haruna, director of Information to wife of the President, Mrs. Aisha Buhari.The President spoke at a dinner organised by the Youth and Women Campaign Organisation at the Presidential Villas Old Banquet Hall in Abuja.Buhari, who vowed not to betray the confidence
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Egbeyemi urges Buhari to allocate oil wells to states
Mon, 04 Mar 2019
Ekiti State Deputy Governor Bisi Egbeyemi has urged President Muhammadu Buhari to make more resources available to states to enable them meet their obligations.Egbeyemi urged the President to allocate oil wells to states to make them less dependent on the Federal Government for survival.Speaking during an interview on Ekiti State Television (EKTV) monitored at the weekend, Egbeyemi asked the President to strip some Nigerians of their oil blocs and allocate same to the states to ensure growth.Egb
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Student charged with N1.4m fraud
Mon, 04 Mar 2019
A 25-year old student, Hassan Kamal, has appeared before an Ogba Chief Magistrates Court for allegedly defrauding a woman of 2,425 (about N1.4million).He pleaded not guilty.Prosecuting Sergeant Innocent Odugbo said the defendant committed the offence with one other person, who is at large, between October 22 and 31, 2018 at Oniwaya, Agege, Lagos.He alleged that the defendant collected the foreign currency from Mrs. Zainab Ibrahim with a promise to give her the naira equivalent.Odugbo said the de
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Sanwo-Olu: Portrait of a winner
Mon, 04 Mar 2019
A greater Lagos is possible. The promise by the All Progressives Congress (APC) Lagos State governorship candidate, Babajide Sanwo-Olu, to take Lagos to greater heights makes him taller than his rivals. His campaign catchphrase is: For a greater Lagos.Speaking to reporters, Sanwo-Olu gave an insight into his vision: I believe at this point in time, Lagos, which is the fifth largest economy in Africa, needs to set a new standard on how the state is managed and get new direction. It needs to do a
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Buhari and challenges of second term
Mon, 04 Mar 2019
The presidential election has been won and lost. President Muhammadu Buhari has received his Certificate of Return from the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC). His challenger, former Vice President Atiku Abubakar, has vowed to launch a legal battle. Group Political Editor EMMANUEL OLADESU writes on the polls drama, post-election challenges and public expectations about Buharis second term.Triumph of integrityIt was the triumph of integrity and honour. The poll was a referendum on t
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Ogun poll: Where will pendulum swing
Mon, 04 Mar 2019
The die is cast in Ogun State. On Saturday, the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC), the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) and the Allied Progressive Movement (APM) will test their popularity at the governorship and House of Assembly elections. Who wins’ EMMANUEL OLADESU writes on the battle for the Oke Mosan Government House.The stage is set for the governorship and House of Assembly elections in Ogun State.In the governorship race are Dapo Abiodun (All Progressives Congress (APC), Adekunl
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2019: Otti still in Abia governorship race, says Aide
Mon, 04 Mar 2019
The Director, Media and Publicity of Alex Otti Campaign Organisation,Mr Kazie Uko says the Governorship Candidate of the All Progressives Grand Alliance (APGA), Dr. Alex Otti, has not stepped down from the race.In a statement he issued to the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) in Umuahia on Sunday, Kazie stated that Otti is still very much in the race.He described the rumour that the former bank executive had stepped down for Mr Uche Ogah of the All Progressives Congress as unfounded.The rumour is a f
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Eucharia Anunobi returns in Zero Hour
Mon, 04 Mar 2019
After what seems a lull in the buoyant cinema business in Nigeria, following last yuletide pomp, the jig is about to return with a much anticipated film, Zero Hour, a thriller from the director of the celebrated 30 Days in Atlanta and A Trip To Jamaica, Robert O. Peters.Coming to cinemas across the country on March 22, 2019, Zero Hour, is a star-studded film, starring the ageless Richard Mofe-Damijo, and returning old Nollywood flame, Eucharia Anunobi in a story of love, business and crime, with
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Cannes 2019 announces jury president
Mon, 04 Mar 2019
Mexican director Alejandro Gonzlez Irritu is to be President of the Jury of the 72nd Festival de Cannes, taking place in May 2019.President of the Festival de Cannes, Pierre Lescure and General Delegate, Thierry Frmaux, are delighted that the filmmaker has accepted their invitation:According to Lescure, It is very rare for Alejandro G. Irritu to agree to take part in a jury, and this is the first time that the Festival de Cannes Jury is to be chaired by a Mexican artist. Cannes embraces all type
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Davido gets pass to Kayafest
Mon, 04 Mar 2019
Hip hop mega star, Davido, is set to feature at Kayafest this April in the United States.Kaya Fest derives from Kaya, the title of an album by Bob Marley and the event is a one-day Music and Awareness Festival to celebrate unity. In 2017, it was named one of the Top 10 Music Moments by Miami New Times.Davido shared the news of his performance at the event via his Instagram handle.MIAMI !!!! April 20th! 4/20, he wrote as he shared the poster.This years event is scheduled to hold on April 20, 2019
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Knockout: Wale Adenugas comedy for Easter release
Mon, 04 Mar 2019
One of the anticipated films of the year, Knockout, a star-studded comedy from Wale Adenuga Productions is up for cinemas release across the country on April 19, Easter Friday.Managing Director of the production outfit, Wale Adenuga Jnr, says the film offers Nigerians the best of comedy for the coming Easter season and beyond.According to Adenuga Jnr, the organisation has put the best of its resources into this film, and thus encourages cinema lovers to come and savour the memorable moments that
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Tonto Dikeh is proud in cheap dress
Mon, 04 Mar 2019
A star in a cheap dress; this describes Nollywood actress Tonto Dikeh who has revealed that a blue dress which she sported in an Instagram post cost her just N1, 500.This is contrary to the belief that stars usually wear expensive designs and labels. The mother of one also said a couple of years ago that, she wouldnt have considered the dress because it was cheap, aligning to the snobbish attitude towards cheap clothes which many movie stars have.4/5 years ago I would never have blinked at a dre
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Ita Faaji: Goldberg to stage show in 20 cities
Mon, 04 Mar 2019
Ita Faaji, a Yoruba phrase for fun arena is what 20 Nigerian cities stand to experience in the next 10 weeks.Those who were part of the 2018 edition of the pan Nigerian show would describe it as a night of pure bliss, providing an unforgettable experience filled with energy, excitement and entertainment for all.The platform which aims at highlighting and celebrating Goldbergs consumers experiences, will host events in major cities like Abuja, Lagos, Warri, Benin, among others, as it did in 2018.
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South African-built Ranger tops pickup sales in Europe
Mon, 04 Mar 2019
International demand for Fords Ranger pickup reached an all-time high in 2018, with Fords Silverton Assembly Plant in Pretoria having shipped a total of 68,364 units to export markets a substantial 16.2 per cent increase compared to 2017.Combined Ranger production for the domestic and export markets for 2018 ended on 98 505 units, 8,383 more than the previous year. This is the highest annual production volume to date for Fords South African operations, with December 2018 reaching a new monthly
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Capital market sets agenda for Buharis second term
Mon, 04 Mar 2019
Capital market leaders and experts at the weekend were unanimous on the agenda for the Buhari administration. The government, they said, should focus on infrastructural development, the anti-corruption campaign and effective balancing of fiscal and monetary policies to hasten economic growth.In reactions to the re-election of President Muhammadu Buhari for a second and final term of four years, capital market regulators, operators, investors and analysts said the political stability indicated by
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Meter manufacturers seek single digit credit line
Mon, 04 Mar 2019
Momas Electricity Meter Manufacturing Company Limited (MEMMCOL) Chairman, Kola Balogun has appealed to the Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) to create an advancement credit line of single digit to meter manufactures for effective execution of the Meter Assets Providers (MAP) scheme.Balogun, who spoke in Lagos, at the weekend, identified paucity of funds as a major challenge to the execution of the projects for meter manufacturers.He said: Essentially, for this scheme to be successful, we will need b
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US economic growth continues to slow
Mon, 04 Mar 2019
UNITED States economic growth slowed to an annualised rate of 2.6 per cent in the final three months of 2018, figures showed.However, the reading was ahead of expectations for a rate of between 1.8 per cent and two per cent.The pace of growth was below the 3.4 per cent rate seen in the third quarter thanks to a slowdown in consumer spending.The growth figures had originally been due to be released in January, but were delayed because of the 35-day US government shutdown.The US economy was booste
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Nigeria on growth path, says Ovia
Mon, 04 Mar 2019
ZENITH Bank Plc Chairman Jim Ovia has praised the Federal Governments economic team for pulling the economy out of recession, saying the countrys economic outlook showed that it is now on a growth trajectory.Ovia, who spoke while giving his goodwill message at the Deloitte in Dialogue Nigeria Economic Outlook 2019, at the Civic Centre, Victoria Island, Lagos, said he based his commendation on two key points ease of doing business and the nations inflation rate.He said the economic team has perf
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Stanbic IBTC, EDC partner on agribusiness
Mon, 04 Mar 2019
Stanbic IBTC Bank PLC is partnering the Enterprise Development Centre (EDC) at the Lagos Business School to build capacity for agribusinesses.Both institutions will hold a capacity building series tagged Agri-Business Small and Medium Enterprises Investment Scheme (AGSMEIS) to build capacity for agribusiness ecosystem in the country.The course content will include essential topics such as Understanding your Market (Competition Analysis, Marketing Plan, Segmentation), Operation and Business Model
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South Africas insurance firm to sell some subsidiaries
Mon, 04 Mar 2019
South Africas Liberty Holdings is considering the sale of some businesses bought in previous years as part of expansion-focused strategy.The insurer, a unit of Standard Bank in the middle of a turnaround plan, said it had placed asset management and short-term insurance operations in a number of African countries, as well as health insurance arm Liberty Health, under ownership review.It made the announcement while reporting a 17 per cent drop in headline earnings in 2018, which dampened progress
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UBA Group lifts Africa-Europe trade with UK operations
Mon, 04 Mar 2019
United Bank for Africa (UBA) Group has launched in the United Kingdom (UK) to promote trade and commerce between Europe and Africa.The UBA UK franchise was opened three weeks after the global lender opened its subsidiary in Mali.The event attracted high-level gathering of business and public sector leaders to The Shard in the city of London.The launch followed the authorisation of the Prudential Regulation Authority(PRA) and the Financial Conduct Authority(FCA) for UBA UK Limited to carry out fu
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Emirates adjusts schedules
Mon, 04 Mar 2019
Emirates has announced adjustments to its operational schedules in 2019 to minimise the impact of the closure of Dubai International Airports Southern Runway in April and May 2019 as well as response to global travel demand trends. The airline also outlined its fleet plans for the year.This is just as the airline said it will introduce three additional flights on Emirates Boeing 777-300ER aircraft to Abuja effective from June 1, 2019, thereby increasing the frequency to the nations capital city
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Wema Bank plans for tech start-ups
Mon, 04 Mar 2019
Wema Bank Plc has reinforced its commitment to technology banking with its plan to launch hackathon to help tech- start-ups achieve their goals.Hackathons are tech projects that bring together software developers and other digital creators to design solutions for everyday challenges. Every successful hackathon harvests new solutions that will drive business ideas and scale the heights of technology in the world.In a statement, the bank said with Hackaholics, it will pull together startups and yo
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