Today’s The Nation Newspaper Headlines Thursday 14th March 2019

Today’s The Nation Newspaper Headlines

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18 die, 41 injured in Lagos Island building collapse
Thu, 14 Mar 2019
No fewer than 18 persons died yesterday when a four-storey building collapsed on Lagos Island. Forty-one others were injured.The incident occurred at No 14, Massey Street, Opposite Oja, Ita-Faaji.The building, housing Ohen Private Nursery and Primary School on its third floor, caved in at about 10:20am, trapping scores of pupils.Lagos State Commissioner for Health, Jide Idris, who confirmed the casualty figure, said many of the rescued were taken to Lagos Island General Hospital, Lagos State Uni
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Police arrest Oyo Chief Whip over Olatoyes assassination
Thu, 14 Mar 2019
Oyo State Police have arrested the Chief Whip of the Oyo State House of Assembly, Wasiu Olafisoye Akinmoyede, in connection with the murder of a senatorial candidate, Hon. Temitope Olatoye a.k.a. Sugar.Akinmoyedes arrest brought the number of those held to two.Olatoyewas representing Lagelu/Akinyele federal constituency in the lower chamber of the National Assembly. Akinmoyede is representing Lagelu state constituency.The Police Public Relations Officer (PPRO), Mr. Olugbenga Fadeyi, a Superinten
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Fed Govt bans operations of Boeing 737 Max-8 aircraft
Thu, 14 Mar 2019
THE Federal Government has joined the global coalition banning the use of Boeing 737 Max-8 by any operator in Nigeria.It announced the ban through Minister of State, Aviation, Hadi Sirika, following global outrage that trailed the crash of a Boeing 737 Max-8 plane belonging to Ethiopian Airlines, few minutes after taking off in Addis Ababa in Ethiopia on a flight to Nairobi, in Kenya.Over 338 lives were lost in the two crashed in similar circumstances, fueling doubts over the safety record of th
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NCDMB rejects 1,494 expatriate quota
Thu, 14 Mar 2019
As part of its efforts to create employment and growth opportunities for Nigerians in the oil and gas industry, the Nigerian Content Development and Monitoring Board (NCDMB) rejected 1,494 expatriate quota applications between 2016 and 2018.A document obtained from the Ministry of Petroleum Resources yesterday revealed that the Board approved 2,584 expatriate quota applications. The document indicated that the approval was granted after the requesting companies completed the application process
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Gunmen kill DPO, expectant police officer, others
Thu, 14 Mar 2019
Gunmen have attacked the Divisional Police Command and office of the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC), at Afuze, Edo State, with Improvised Explosive Devices (IED).The IED at Afuze Police Command exploded, but the one at INEC office did not explode.Four police officers, including the Divisional Police Officer (DPO), Ojo Kosenami and an expectant policewoman, Sergeant Justina Aghomon, were shot dead.Others killed were Inspector Sado Isaac and Corporal Glory David.Sources said the
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Buhari turns down oil spill detection agency Bill
Thu, 14 Mar 2019
President Muhammadu Buhari has declined assent to the National Oil Spill Detection and Response Agency (NOSDRA) Act (Amendment) Bill.The National Assembly passed the Bill and transmitted it to the President for assent last year.Senate President Bukola Saraki read the refusal of assent letter on the floor of the Senate yesterday.Buhari noted that his decision to refuse assent was pursuant to Section 58 (4) of the 1999 Constitution of the Federal Republic of Nigeria (as amended).He explained that
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Okorocha: INEC cant withhold my Certificate of Return
Thu, 14 Mar 2019
Imo State Governor Rochas Okorocha yesterday faulted a decision by the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) to withhold his Certificate of Return (CoR) as the senator-elect for Imo West District.He described the move as unfortunate and unconstitutional.The governor also accused the INEC of allowing itself to be used by those he claimed, were fighting him ahead of the 2023 presidential election by stopping him from going to the Senate.According to him, only the court has the power to
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Buhari, Atiku sympathise with families, victims
Thu, 14 Mar 2019
President Muhammadu Buhari and the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) candidate in the February 23 election, Atiku Abubakar, have commiserated with victims and families of those who died in yesterdays building collapse in Lagos State.They registered their sympathies in separate statements.In a statement by his Special Adviser on Media and Publicity, Femi Adesina, the President expressed extreme sadness over the collapse of the four-storey building housing a private elementary school Massey Street, i
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102 elected senators, 338 Reps get certificates today
Thu, 14 Mar 2019
WINNERS in the February 23 National Assembly elections are to get certificates of return (CoR) today by at the International Conference Centre (ICC), Abuja.According to the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC), 102 senators-elect will get their certificates by 10am and 338 would-be House of Representatives members will be issued theirs by 2pm.Going by the list of candidates, the All Progressives Congress (APC) has 63 senators, the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) has 38 and Youth Progr
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PDP, Ijaw youths differ on Rivers governorship poll
Thu, 14 Mar 2019
The Rivers State chapter of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) and the Ijaw Youth Congress (IYC) yesterday took opposing stand on the governorship election in the oil-rich state.For the PDP, the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) should declare Governor Nyesom Wike as the winner of the governorship poll.As far as the IYC was concerned, the important thing was the safety of the African Action Congress (AAC) governorship candidate, Biokpomabo Awara, who has claimed victory. The umbre
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Delta elections: PDP chieftain alleged Armys involvement in malpractices
Thu, 14 Mar 2019
The leadership of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in Warri North council area of Delta state has accused men of the 19 Battalion of the Nigerian Army of taking part in the irregularities that marred last Saturdays governorship and House of Assembly elections in the area.Condemning the actions of the army during the polls, a chieftain of the party in Koko, Chief Attie Okorodudu, alleged that personnel of the Nigerian Army on election duties, presided over electoral fraud that was perpetrated i
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Uk firm, Odua Investment to deliver Westlink Iconic Estate
Thu, 14 Mar 2019
Odua Investment Company Limited (OICL) has signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with United Kingdom (UK)-based Messrs Iconic City Limited for estate development.The project, a residential housing estate, will be sited on Odua 3.8hectares opposite Nigeria Breweries, Alakia, Ibadan, Oyo State.The signing, which held at the Cocoa House, Ibadan, was witnessed by Odua management team, led by the Group Managing Director/Chief Executive Officer (CEO), Mr Adewale Raji, the management of Iconic Cit
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Debt profile dominates budget 2019 debate in Senate
Thu, 14 Mar 2019
Nigerias rising debt profile was in focus yesterday when the Senate opened debate on the general principles of the 2019 Appropriation Bill.Most of the contributors asked the executive to exercise some level of caution on its borrowing plan in order not to return the country to a heavily indebted nation it exited in 2005 through Paris Club debt relief.Senate Leader, Senator Ahmed Lawan, kicked off the debate when he read A Bill for an Act to authorise the issue from the Consolidated Revenue Fund
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Prioritise mass housing development, Buhari told
Thu, 14 Mar 2019
Some operators in the housing and construction industry have urged President Muhammadu Buhari to take housing, especially mass housing, serious.The experts told select reporters in Lagos that the President had not done much in reducing the housing deficit, despite his other achievements.Former Chairman, Nigeria Institute of Town Planners (NITP), Markinde Ogunleye, suggested that Buhari should constitute a high-powered committee to look into the problem bedeviling the sector and fashion a road ma
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National Park Service to establish marine park in Bayelsa
Thu, 14 Mar 2019
The National Park Service is to build a marine park in Bayelsa State, its Conservator-General, Alhaji Ibrahim Goni has said.Goni stated this in Abuja as the country joined the world to commemorate the World Wildlife Day, which is celebrated on March 3 yearly. It theme was: Life below water: For people and planet.He explained that marine parks were protected areas of sea, oceans, estuaries or large lakes where human activities are restricted.He observed that its not only human activities in the m
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Ibadan DisCo upgrades services, urges customers cooperation
Thu, 14 Mar 2019
Ibadan Distribution Company (IBEDC) said it has upgraded its services and substantially improved service delivery.In a statement by Head Branding & Corporate Communication, IBEDC, Mrs Angela Olanrewaju, the firm asked customers to take advantage of the various complaint channels, which it had provided, adding it had fulfilled promises to customers in its franchise area for quality and improved service delivery. It urges customers to reciprocate the firms effort by paying their bills promptly
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FMDA, FMDQ partner on derivatives workshop
Thu, 14 Mar 2019
The FMDQ OTC Securities Exchange and the Financial Market Dealers Association (FMDA) have partnered to promote the forthcoming FMDA conference on derivatives market holding next week in Lagos.The International Swaps and Derivatives Association (ISDA) Africa Chairman, Mr. Brett Gallie, Partner at Clifford Chance, Derivatives and Structured Trades, Mr. Matthew Grigg and Managing Director/CEO, FMDQ OTC Securities Exchange, Mr. Bola Onadele (Koko) have all confirmed their attendance at the Swaps &am
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Elumelu seeks PPP to drive Africas economic growth
Thu, 14 Mar 2019
Founder of the Tony Elumelu Foundation (TEF) Tony Elumelu has emphasised the need for public-private sector partnership (PPP) to drive sustainable development.Elumelu, who is also the Chairman of Heirs Holdings and United Bank for Africa, spoke at the inaugural Africa Now Conference in Kampala.Speaking on the theme: The Leadership Needed to Catalyse Africas Transformation, he offered a robust and direct message to African leaders from the public and private sectors.The leaders we need in Africa
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FirstBank plans 125km relay for anniversary
Thu, 14 Mar 2019
First Bank of Nigeria Limited and other corporate entities in the FBN Holdings Group would have a 125km relay walk to mark the banks 125 years of unbroken business operations.The event, which is in commemoration of its 125 years anniversary will hold on Saturday, March 16.Following the flag hoisting ceremony, the anniversary activities curtain raiser event that held on 1 March 2019, the 125km Relay Walk which is to be carried out at locations across Nigeria and other countries where the Bank ope
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Axxela achieves IMS certifications
Thu, 14 Mar 2019
Axxela Limited, a gas and power portfolio company, has achieved a triple implementation, evaluation and certification of Integrated Management Systems: ISO 9001:2015, ISO 14001:2015, and ISO 45001:2018.The Standards Organisation of Nigeria (SON) said Axxela is the first company in the oil and gas space to hold all three certifications simultaneously, underscoring its longstanding commitment to Environmental, Health, Safety and Quality (EHSQ) management.An Integrated Management System (IMS) coll
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Buhari appoints two EDs to NSIA Board
Thu, 14 Mar 2019
President Muhammadu Buhari has approved the appointment of two Executive Directors to the Nigerian Sovereign Investment Authority (NSIA) Board.Mrs. Stella Ojekwe-Onyejeli has been reappointed as Executive Director for a second term. She is also the Chief Operating officer of NSIA. Mr. Aminu Umar-Sadiq, who is NSIAs Deputy Head of Direct Investments, has been appointed, for the first time, as Executive Director.A statement from The NSIA on Wednesday announced that the appointments followed the re
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