Today’s Thiday Newspaper Headlines Friday 15th March 2019

Today’s Thisday Newspaper Headlines

INEC Urges Ninth N’Assembly to Prioritise Electoral Act Amendment
Fri, 15 Mar 2019
Presents certificates of return to new lawmakers Keeps silent on Rivers’ election NLC demands full autonomy for electoral body Tribunal orders commission to allow Buhari, APC inspect electoral materials Onyebuchi Ezigbo, Alex Enumah and Adedayo Akinwale in Abuja The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) has urged the Ninth National Assembly to prioritise amendment to the []The post INEC Urges Ninth N’Assembly to Prioritise Electoral Act Amendment appeared first on THISDAYLIV
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Death Toll in Lagos Building Collapse Rises to 14
Fri, 15 Mar 2019
Rescue operations end Chiemelie Ezeobi and Sunday Ehigiator With the operatives of the Lagos State Emergency Management Agency (LASEMA) getting to ground zero at the three-storey residential building that collapsed at Ita-Faji area of Lagos Island, rescue operations were Thursday halted. THISDAY gathered that the fatality figure was pegged at 14, following the latest recovery []The post Death Toll in Lagos Building Collapse Rises to 14 appeared first on THISDAYLIVE.
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Nigeria, Sao Tome Give Total Nod to Develop Oil Blocks
Fri, 15 Mar 2019
Crude oil price hits $68 on tighter supply Ejiofor Alike in Lagos and Chineme Okafor in Abuja with agency reports French oil giant, Total, was yesterday awarded an exclusive right by Nigeria and the Island of So Tom and Principe, to begin exploration for oil in three blocks, 7, 8 and 11, located within the []The post Nigeria, Sao Tome Give Total Nod to Develop Oil Blocks appeared first on THISDAYLIVE.
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PDP Worried over Buhari, APC Govs Meeting Ahead of Extra Elections
Fri, 15 Mar 2019
Adedayo Akinwale in Abuja The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) has expressed worry over the meeting between President Muhammadu Buhari and some governors of the All Progressives Congress (APC), ahead of the March 23 supplementary governorship elections in Adamawa, Bauchi, Benue, Plateau, Sokoto and Kano states. The main opposition party in a statement Thursday by its []The post PDP Worried over Buhari, APC Govs Meeting Ahead of Extra Elections appeared first on THISDAYLIVE.
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Human Rights Violations Still High in Nigeria, Says Amnesty
Fri, 15 Mar 2019
Segun James Global human rights organisation, Amnesty International, has raised concern over the inability of the federal government to hold those involved in human rights violation accountable. In a statement by the Media Manager of Amnesty International Nigeria, Isa Sanusi, the group decried what it described as pervasive violence against women. According to the statement, []The post Human Rights Violations Still High in Nigeria, Says Amnesty appeared first on THISDAYLIVE.
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Osinbajo in Closed-door Meeting with Bauchi, Adamawa Governors
Fri, 15 Mar 2019
Omololu Ogunmade in Abuja Vice President Yemi Osinbajo yesterday held separate private meetings with Governors Mohammadu Abubakar of Bauchi State and Jibrila Bindow of Adamawa State. The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) had declared the March 9 Bauchi State governorship election inconclusive. INEC also declared the Adamawa governorship election inconclusive. Both governors declined to speak []The post Osinbajo in Closed-door Meeting with Bauchi, Adamawa Governors appeared first o
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US: Tuberculosis Kills 18 People in Nigeria Every Hour
Fri, 15 Mar 2019
Says the country needs N147bn to tackle scourge 1.9m Nigerians living with HIV/AIDS, says minister Kingsley Nwezeh and Kuni Tyessi in Abuja The United States Centre for Disease Control (US-CDC) has declared that no fewer than 18 people die in Nigeria every hour as a result of Tuberculosis, thereby ranking Nigeria the first in Africa []The post US: Tuberculosis Kills 18 People in Nigeria Every Hour appeared first on THISDAYLIVE.
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FG Inaugurates Committee for Take-off of Buhari’s New Administration
Fri, 15 Mar 2019
Olawale Ajimotokan in Abuja The federal government has inaugurated the committee to organise the inauguration ceremony to herald the beginning of a new four- year term for President Muhammadu Buhari’s administration on May 29. The inter-ministerial comittee was inaugurated yesterday by the Secretary to the Government of the Federation (SGF), Mr. Boss Mustapha. Mustapha, who []The post FG Inaugurates Committee for Take-off of Buhari’s New Administration appeared first on THISDAYLIVE.
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Canada: Nigeria’s Democratic System Needs to be Strengthened
Fri, 15 Mar 2019
The Canadian High Commission has called for the strengthening of Nigeria’s democratic practices. The call comes after the 2019 general election, which some international and domestic observers say was fraught with ‘systemic failings’ especially with regards to logistics and security. The Canadian High Commissioner to Nigeria, Philip Baker, however, noted that the process was credible, []The post Canada: Nigeria’s Democratic System Needs to be Strengthened appeared first on TH
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CUPP Alleges Plot to Declare State of Emergency in Taraba
Fri, 15 Mar 2019
Udora Orizu in Abuja The Coalition of United Political Parties (CUPP) has alleged that it had uncovered plot by the All Progressives Congress (APC)-led federal government to ensure the declaration of a state of emergency in Taraba State because of APC’s alleged failure to win the state governorship election. The CUPP spokesperson, Ikenga Ugochinyere, in []The post CUPP Alleges Plot to Declare State of Emergency in Taraba appeared first on THISDAYLIVE.
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NNPC Rallies W’Africa against Regional Energy Challenges
Fri, 15 Mar 2019
Chineme Okafor in Abuja The Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC), has called for more integration among countries within the West African sub-region towards providing lasting solutions to the region’s numerous energy challenges. NNPC’s Group Managing Director, Dr. Maikanti Baru, made the call at a meeting African oil ministers had with the United States Energy Secretary, []The post NNPC Rallies W’Africa against Regional Energy Challenges appeared first on THISDAYLIVE.
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Fast-track Demolition of Marked Buildings, Tinubu Urges Lagos Govt
Fri, 15 Mar 2019
The National Leader of All Progressives Congress (APC), Bola Tinubu, has urged the Lagos State Government to fast-track the demolition of buildings marked as structurally unfit. Tinubu said that the children who died in Wednesday’s building collapse on Lagos Island did not deserve to die the way they did, describing the incident as tragic. In []The post Fast-track Demolition of Marked Buildings, Tinubu Urges Lagos Govt appeared first on THISDAYLIVE.
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NCAA’s Weak Regulation Encourages Fraud among Travel Agents, NANTA Alleges
Fri, 15 Mar 2019
Chinedu Eze The National Association of Nigerian Travel Agency (NANTA) has alleged that the Nigerian Civil Aviation Authority (NCAA) is responsible for the high rate of fraud prevalent in travel agencies in Nigeria. NANTA said the regulatory authority has failed to effectively monitor the activities going on the downstream of air travel in Nigeria. The []The post NCAA’s Weak Regulation Encourages Fraud among Travel Agents, NANTA Alleges appeared first on THISDAYLIVE.
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MNJTF Kills 39 Terrorists, Asks Fleeing Boko Haram Operatives to Surrender
Fri, 15 Mar 2019
Kingsley Nwezeh in Abuja The Multi-national Joint Task Force (MNJTF) Thursday said it had killed more 39 terrorists, and urged the fleeing members of terrorist group, Boko Haram, to surrender and be demobilised while the opportunity lasted. Giving an update on the ongoing offensive against the Islamic State for West Africa Province (ISWAP) and Boko []The post MNJTF Kills 39 Terrorists, Asks Fleeing Boko Haram Operatives to Surrender appeared first on THISDAYLIVE.
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