Today’s The Nation Newspaper Headlines Friday 5th April 2019

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Yet again, the cops killed Kolade!
Fri, 05 Apr 2019
Police brutality, leading to the killing and maiming of innocent citizens, is absolutely unacceptableIncidents of trigger-happy policemen, who waste precious lives of citizens they are supposed to protect, traumatize both victims family and the larger society.The latest of such incidents in Lagos is excruciatingly painful. Poor Mr and Mrs Odebiyi, the parents of the victim, left to mourn their son, Kolade Johnson, cut down at his prime by a police bullet! Kolade, a football fan who was watching
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Brutes in uniform
Fri, 05 Apr 2019
It happened again for the umpteenth time. A young man was cut down in the morning of his life, leaving Parents and loved ones to mourn. He committed no crime. His killers were not armed robbers, cultists or hired assassins. He was murdered by those paid to protect him and the rest of us. His case is just another in the long list of killings by brutes in uniform.God punish your father! I can kill you right now for nothing! an officer who sounded like the leader of his squad yelled repeatedly as h
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NJC advises Buhari to okay Tanko Muhammad for CJN
Fri, 05 Apr 2019
WITH the recommendation of the National Judicial Council (NJC), the coast seems clear for Acting Chief Justice of Nigeria (CJN) Ibrahim Tanko Muhammad to mount the saddle as CJN.President Muhammadu Buhari is likely to accept the NJCs recommendation that Justice Muhammad should be CJN, The Nation learnt yesterday.But Buhari is said to be weighing whether or not to accept the NJCs recommendations on the suspended Chief Justice of Nigeria ( CJN), Justice Walter Onnoghen.Buhari, who had a meeting wi
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Court nullifies sale of 9mobile to Teleology
Fri, 05 Apr 2019
ALL steps taken from April 25, 2018 in respect of ownership transfer of Etisalat International Nigeria Limited (9mobile) to Teleology Nigeria Limited were yesterday voided by a Federal High Court in Abuja which set aside the sale of the telecommunication firm.Justice Binta Nyako voided all steps taken in relation to the exchange of ownership of Etisalat, despite pending orders for maintenance ofstatus quo, restraining parties to a suit involving investors and other stakeholders from destroying t
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Saraki, Melaye, Murray-Bruce urged to surrender
Fri, 05 Apr 2019
SENATE President Bukola Saraki, Senators Ben Murray-Bruce and Dino Melaye should submit themselves to the police for investigation for alleged breach of the public peace, a Federal High Court in Abuja ruled yesterday.Justice Okon Abang, in a judgment, declined a prayer by the three senators for an order nullifying the October 6 and 8, 2018 letters of invitation sent to them by the police.The police invited the trio in relation to their conduct during October 5, last year public protest in Abuja
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Gunmen kill Akure Anglican Church bursar
Fri, 05 Apr 2019
A bursar attached to the Akure Anglican Diocese Secretariat, Alagbaka, Akure, has been reportedly killed.The deceased, identified as Gabriel Abiodun, was shot dead yesterday by gunmen suspected to be robbers, who were said to have trailed him after leaving a new generation bank at Alagbaka.An eyewitness, who was on the scene, said Abiodun was trailed from the bank by the three gunmen to the church where they rained bullets on him.He said: The man (bursar) had just returned from one of the new ge
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Defence chief explains militarys role in polls
Fri, 05 Apr 2019
CHIEF of Defence Staff (CDS) Gen Abayomi Gabriel Olonisakin yesterday defended the action taken by the military during the general elections.The Gen. Olanisakin noted that if such actions were not taken and deployment of the military personnel made, the security situation of the country would have been jeopardised.Speaking yesterday in Abuja during the orientation programme for senators-elect and House of Representatives members-elect, Gen Olonisakin noted that the deployment of the army during
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Unease in Kogi over lawmakers stand on CJ Ajanah
Fri, 05 Apr 2019
As calls for caution continue to trail the Kogi State House of Assemblys recommended removal of Justice Nasir Ajanah as the Chief Judge, there is unease in the confluence state. James Azania reportsOn Tuesday, the Kogi State House of Assembly recommended the sack of the states Chief Judge (CJ), Justice Nasir Ajanah. The move, which had been on the board since late last year, was temporarily aborted by the injunction of the state High Court sitting in Koton-Karfe. The suit was instituted by the C
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Lagos lawmakers thank Tinubu, party leaders, voters for re-election
Fri, 05 Apr 2019
LAWMAKERS at the Lagos State House of Assembly yesterday at the plenary expressed happiness over the results of the 2019 general elections.They hailed the All Progressives Congress (APC) stalwart Asiwaju Bola Ahmed Tinubu, party stakeholders and constituents for their re-election.The House, which resumed yesterday after about two months recess, attributed their reelection to the 9th assembly to God, party leaders, the Speaker and their constituents.The lawmakers, who won reelection into the asse
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565 killed in Northeast by explosive remnants last year, says UN agency
Fri, 05 Apr 2019
THE United Nations Mine Action Service (UNMAS), said yesterday that explosive remnants of (war) of the Boko Haram conflict might have killed about 565 persons in the Northeast in 2018.UNMAS Programme Coordinator Lionel Pechera stated this during a campaign to mark the International Day for Mine Awareness and Assistance in Mine Action in Maiduguri.He lamented that the presence of explosive hazards was a barrier to accessing the majority of land for agriculture activities, which in turn increased
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Fayemis wife, judge declare war against rapists, traffickers in Ekiti
Fri, 05 Apr 2019
EKITI State Governors wife Erelu Bisi Fayemi has declared total war against men of underworld, who engage in raping and human trafficking.Mrs. Fayemi lamented the increasing incidences of sexual and domestic violence against women, saying concerted effort must be geared towards fighting the war.She said government was disheartened that in spite of the existing legal framework prohibiting gender-based violence, Ekiti State continues to witness issues of rape, defilement and human trafficking.The
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Politicians filed 736 petitions against 2019 elections
Fri, 05 Apr 2019
A total of 736 petitions have so far been filed before the various election tribunals established by politicians aggrieved over the outcome of the last general elections.A break down of the number, made public yesterday by the election petitions coordinating office at the Court of Appeal, revealed that four petitions have so far been filed in respect of the presidential election.The office, headed by Mrs. Rabi Abdulazeez, also revealed that 43 petitions have so far been filed in relation to the
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Notes to myself
Fri, 05 Apr 2019
Today I just want to talk to myself. But if my words strike a chord in you, do not take offence. What I expect you should do is to fix things and, maybe, we will have a better Nigeria.Until I met Yinka through Nze Sylva Ifedigbos debut novel, My Mind Is No Longer Here, I never gave serious thought to the fact that Nigerians are in their best mood when at the departure of the Murtala Mohammed International Airport. There is a strong link between this statement and this quote from the novel: When
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Iwuanyanwu says Igbo wont beg for position
Fri, 05 Apr 2019
Prominent Igbo leader and Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) chieftain Emmanuel Iwuanyanwu has said that the Southeast region will not beg for the President of the Senate or Speaker of the House of Representatives.Iwuanyanwu, who spoke Nation in Owerri, the Imo State capital, said it is the right of the Southeast to produce the Senate President after the North and the South West have clinched the positions of the President and Vice President respectively.According to him, the current arrangement for
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Northwest group endorses Gbajabiamila for Speaker
Fri, 05 Apr 2019
A group, the Northwest Democratic Front, has endorsed Femi Gbajabiamilas bid to become the Speaker of the House of Representatives in the 9th Assembly.Making the endorsement known in a statement by its Chairman, Abubakar Ainu, a former Sokoto State chairman of the defunct Congress for Progressive Change (CPC), the group said Gbajabiamila would also need the support of a strong deputy.It said in line with the commitment of the All Progressives Congress (APC) leadership to rewarding loyalty and in
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Who is next minister for Ondo
Fri, 05 Apr 2019
President Muhammadu Buhari will be sworn in for a second term on May 29. There is intense lobbying for ministerial position for Ondo State.The President will likely retain some of his high performing ministers while the cabinet will be injected with fresh faces to help him to consolidate on the administrations achievements.Ondo State Governor Oluwarotimi Akeredolu (SAN) is from the Ondo North Senatorial zone. The general view is that the ministerial nominee should come from either the Central Se
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When will Ogun West produce governor
Fri, 05 Apr 2019
The Ogun West Senatorial District has not produced governor since the creation of the state 43 years ago. LEKE SALAUDEEEN examines reasons why the seat has continued to elude the zone.Will Ogun West Senatorial District ever produce governor in Ogun State’ Can it break the jinx’Two times, the zone came close to govern the state, but the chances were frittered because it failed to speak with one voice. The zone, made up of Yewa and Awori people, has not had the opportunity since it was c
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Multichoice unveils Whatsapp self-service
Fri, 05 Apr 2019
Multichioce Nigeria has launched a Whatsapp self- service that enables DStv subscribers to their subscription, fix error codes, make payment and rent Box Office movies.The Whatsapp self-service guarantees easier usage, helps subscribers to communicate in a format that is more convenient.In a statement, it said the self-service allows DStv to respond to customers, thereby providing a reliable customer services.The Chief Executive Officer, John Ugbe said the service is testament of Multichioce inn
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uac gets GMD/ceo
Fri, 05 Apr 2019
The Board of Directors of UAC of Nigeria PLC (UAC) has announced the appointment of Mr Folasope Babasola Aiyesimoju as the Companys Group Managing Director/CEO with effect from today.The Board thanked Acting GMD/CEO Mrs Omolara Elemide for her hard work and dedication to the company since January.Aiyesimoju is a finance professional with experience spanning corporate finance, principal investing and private equity.He holds a B.Sc. (Hons) in Estate Management from the University of Lagos, where h
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Ecobank takes e-payment to Ariaria market
Fri, 05 Apr 2019
The Managing Director, Ecobank Nigeria, Patrick Akinwuntan has assured businesses in Ariaria Market, Aba of better ease in receiving their payments.The Ecobank Managing Director who launched the Ecobankpay zone at the market said it will facilitate easy, secure and convenient transactions for merchants within Ariaria and other surrounding markets.The EcobankPay Zone is a digital payment hub enabling businesses within a location adopt Ecobanks wide range of digital products for ease of payments f
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Plant trees, Ogun residents told
Fri, 05 Apr 2019
Residents of Ogun State have been urged to plant trees in their compounds to beautify the environment and mitigate the effects of global warming.A Director in the State Ministry of Forestry, Dolapo Odulana, made the call at a rally for schools and selected areas in Abeokuta metropolis, to mark the International Day of Forestry.He said the purpose of the rally was to sensitise people on the benefits of forest preservation and the need to prevent indiscriminate felling of trees.Read also:When will
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Wema Banks Hackaholics gets winners
Fri, 05 Apr 2019
Wema Bank has announced winners in the maiden edition of hackathon, Hackaholics held in Lagos at the weekend.Hackaholics allows startups and young tech professionals to brainstorm, strategize and create solutions to the problems presented. Solutions were screened by a team of judges who announced the winner at the grand finale.Among a number of groundbreaking solutions from the 20 participating teams, Team EazyChange won with a solution that provides simpler payment for transportation. The solut
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Brent nears $70 on global supply
Fri, 05 Apr 2019
Brent price, yesterday, moved towards $70 per barrel, as expectations of tight global supply outweighed pressure from rising United States (U.S.) inventories and production.Brent futures rose 16 cents to $69.47 per barrel, the highest since Nov. 12, when it last traded above $70.U.S. West Texas Intermediate (WTI) crude slipped 13 cents to $62.33 a barrel. The contract hit $62.99 on Thursday, also the highest since November.Brent has gained nearly 30 per cent this year, while WTI has risen nearly
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Fed Govt plans more revenue sources, says minister
Fri, 05 Apr 2019
The Minister of Budget and National Planning, Udoma Udo Udoma, has said the Federal Government is determined to improve its revenue generation this year and has already taken a number of steps to achieve the plan.He spoke at the House of Representatives Joint Committee on Finance, Appropriation, Planning and Economic Development on the 2019 revenue and expenditure projections as contained in the Medium Term Expenditure Framework and Fiscal Strategy Paper (MTEF/FSP) 2019-2021).He said that one of
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60 SON workers get training
Fri, 05 Apr 2019
No fewer than 60 workers of the Standards Organisation of Nigeria (SON) are receiving training on Alternative Dispute Resolution (ADR) in Enugu.SON Director-General Mr. Osita Aboloma, represented by the Director of Human Resources, Mallam Usman Abdullahi, said the workers were being trained on efficient service delivery.He noted that the training would make them live above rudimentary mistakes intheir duties.Aboloma said: The essence of this training is to improve the capacity of staff to delive
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Dangote to boost local refining to 1.095m
Fri, 05 Apr 2019
Dangote Refinery will assist Nigeria to achieve the 1.095 million barrels per day (bpd) domestic refining target that will make it be self-sufficient in refined petroleum products.Chief Operating Officer, Upstream, Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC), Engr. Bello Rabiu, stated this yesterday at the ongoing Nigeria Oil and Gas Opportunity Fair (NOGOF) in Yenagoa, Bayelsa State.Speaking on Upstream Opportunity in the Oil and Gas Sector, Rabiu commended the President of Dangote Group, Al
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IFAD-VCDP trains 60 youths on farm management
Fri, 05 Apr 2019
The International Fund for Agricultural Development (IFAD) has trained 60 youths from three states on farm machinery management in Awka, the Anambra State capital.The state Programme Officer, Value Chain Development Programme (VCDP), IFAD, Mr Nnamdi Aguncha, stated this in Onitsha.VCDP is an intervention programme by IFAD for rice and cassava production.Aguncha said the youth, selected from Anambra, Ebonyi and Ogun states, converged on Awka for the training to boost rice and cassava production.T
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