Today’s The Nation Newspaper Headlines Saturday 13th April 2019

Today’s The Nation Newspaper Headlines

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Umahi suspends auditor-general, others over communal crisis
Sat, 13 Apr 2019
Ebonyi State governor, David Umahi , yesterday suspended the Auditor-General of the state, Mr Innocent Nwida, from office over the latest communal crisis in the state. The governor also suspended other elected and appointed office holders from Igbeagu Community in the Izzi Local Government Area of the state because of the crisis. Umahi had on April 9 suspended the chairmen of Ikwo and Abakaliki local government councils and all elected and appointed office holders from Enyibichiri in Ikwo and En
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EFCC knows I didnt spend Kwara election funds Belgore
Sat, 13 Apr 2019
Hearings continued in the N450m money laundering case against Muhammad Dele Belgore (SAN) on Friday, with the senior lawyer saying he made full accounts to the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) how the fund released for the 2015 PDP presidential election campaign in Kwara State was spent.Giving testimony in the 450m money laundering case against him and Professor Abubakar Suleiman, Belgore said he had supplied to the anti-graft agency all the information about who got what share of
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Lagos Rugby Union League kicks off on Saturday
Sat, 13 Apr 2019
The Nigeria Rugby Football Federation (NRFF) has revealed that the Lagos Mens Rugby Union League will kick off on Saturday 13th April 2019 at the main bowl National Stadium, Lagos.Acting Technical Director; Dele Coker expressed disappointment at the cancellation of the Silver Cup by Rugby Africa.The Silver Cup cancellation is now behind us meaning we can now focus on local rugby.He further revealed that the previous season witnessed many innovations, including the division of the competition int
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Ogun herbalist, friend allegedly kill man for human sacrifice
Sat, 13 Apr 2019
An Ogun State-based herbalist, Owolabi Mesioye and his friend identified simply as Oloruntoyin have been arrested after they allegedly killed an unnamed man for human sacrifice.The offence was committed at about 10 pm on March 28, 2019 at Alaako-Ijeun Egboro area of Abeokuta, the state capital.Vital organs of the victim were removed.According to sources, Oloruntoyin allegedly lured the unidentified victim to his home near Mesioyes residence at night, and then beckoned to the herbalist that he ha
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4-yr-old electrocuted in Niger
Sat, 13 Apr 2019
A four year old boy, Arafat Jibrin has been electrocuted in Niger State after straying into a structure housing an electric transformer.The incident occurred at nighfall on Thursday at the Senior Quarters of the Federal Low Cost Housing Estate in Maikunkele, a suburb of Minna.The boy was searching for his sister who had gone out to fetch water when he strayed into the transformer enclosure where he was electrocuted.Read Also:IMF to Nigeria: remove fuel subsidySources said a passerby raised the a
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Rugby Africa calls off 2019 Silver Cup
Sat, 13 Apr 2019
Rugby Africa has notified Unions on the decision of its executive to cancel this years Silver Cup billed to hold at the Lagos Polo Club, Ikoyi in Lagos, Nigeria due to financial constraints.Nigeria was scheduled to play host to Ghana, Madagascar and Botswana in the Silver Cup Pool A from 6th-17th June, while Cote dIvoire was billed to host Senegal, Mauritius and Rwanda in Pool B from 15 23 June, with the winner of each pool meeting in a final match to determine the Silver Cup championsIn a lett
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Breast cancer patient needs N.8m for surgery
Sat, 13 Apr 2019
A woman, Theresa Isaac, who is battling with breast cancer has appealed to kind-hearted Nigerians for financial support for surgery.The cost of the surgery, according to her medical report is N800,000.The woman, who has been down with cancer for more than one year is billed to undergo six courses of chemotherapy and surgery at the Nigerian Christian Hospital, Nlagu, Abia State.Read Also:Breast cancer not death sentenceA doctors report on her condition says:Histology done shows invasive ductal ca
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Ikpeba: Eagles are in soft group
Sat, 13 Apr 2019
1997 African Footballer of the Year, Victor Ikpeba has described Group B where Nigeria has been paired against Guinea, Madagascar and Burundi for the 2019 AFCON as easy.However, Super Eagles Head Coach, Gernot Rohr has revealed that Nigeria would play the Black Stars of Ghana and the Teranga Lions of Senegal in an international friendly as part of preparations for 2019 AFCON.According to Rohr, the game against Ghana will hold in Asaba, while the second friendly with Senegal is slated for Egypt.S
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APC to tribunal: Atiku not Nigerian by birth
Sat, 13 Apr 2019
THE All Progressives Congress (APC) told the Presidential Election Petition Tribunal in Abuja yesterday that the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) had no candidate in the last presidential election. Responding to the petition filed by Atiku and the PDP challenging the victory of the APC candidate President Muhammadu Buhari in the election, the ruling party contended that by fielding Atiku, a non-Nigerian by birth, the PDP cannot claim to have had a candidate in the last presidential election.The pa
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Court gives Saraki, Dogara, 52 others five days to respond to suit challenging defection
Sat, 13 Apr 2019
The Federal High Court, Abuja, yesterday gave Senate President, Bukola Saraki; Speaker, House of Representstives, Yakubu Dogara; and 52 other lawmakers until April 17 to file their responses to a suit asking them to vacate their seats.An advocacy group, Legal Defence and Assistance Project (LEDAP), dragged the lawmakers to court seeking a declaration that they were no longer members of the National Assembly having defected to other political parties before the expiration of their tenure.The defe
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Security agencies probe Atikus alleged plot to stop Buharis inauguration
Sat, 13 Apr 2019
Security agencies are probing alleged plot by the defeated presidential candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), Atiku Abubakar, to prevail on the United States to recognise him as the authentic President of Nigeria.The agencies are already on the trail of members of the Atiku Deservation Group behind the printing and distribution of the defeated candidates posters in some parts of the country.The posters bore the inscription PUKKA, which in Hindi and Urda figuratively meansfully formed,
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SORROWFUL DAY IN BAYELSA
Sat, 13 Apr 2019
It was a day of grief, tears and emotions in Yenagoa, Bayelsa State, yesterday as the remains of the Government House Photographer, Reginald Dei, and a chieftain of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), Seidougha Taribi, allegedly murdered by soldiers on the day of the last presidential election, were committed to mother earth.Taribi was until his death a Senior Special Assistant to the Governor on Grassroots Mobilisation.Governor Seriake Dickson, who spoke during the commendation service in honou
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Patience Jonathan: Court hears oral evidence in $8.4m forfeiture suit
Sat, 13 Apr 2019
A Federal High Court Lagos yesterday took oral evidence in a suit seeking final forfeiture of about 8.4 million dollars, and N7.4 billion found in accounts linked to a former First Lady, Patience Jonathan.The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) had secured an interim order for forefeture of the sums on April 20, 2018, before Justice Mojisola Olatoregun, following a motion exparte it filed.Joined as respondents in the suit are: Patience Jonathan, Globus Integrated Services Ltd, Finchl
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How executed Nigerian smuggled drugs into Saudi Arabia -Presidency
Sat, 13 Apr 2019
The Federal Government said yesterday that drugs was hidden in the body of Kudirat Afolabi, who was executed in Saudi Arabia on April 1.It said Afolabi was among the 20 persons arrested with drugs hidden in their body parts.The Senior Special Assistant to the President on Foreign Relations and the Diaspora, Mrs Abike Dabiri-Erewa, told the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) in Lagos that the clarification became necessary in a bid to clear the air regarding the circumstances leading to the execution o
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NYSC cert. saga: Court strikes out Shittus case against APC
Sat, 13 Apr 2019
A Federal High Court, Ibadan, yesterday struck out a suit filed by Communications Minister Adebayo Shittu against the All Progressives Congress (APC) over his exclusion from the partys governorship primaries on account of his inability to produce evidence of participating in the one-year mandatory National Youths Service Corps (NYSC) scheme.Justice P.I. Ajoku said the plaintiff failed to file the suit within the time stipulated by law.The APC had excluded his name owning to his non-participation
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BBOG observes 5th anniversary of Chibok girls abduction
Sat, 13 Apr 2019
The #Bring Back Our Girls (BBOG) movement renewed its call in Lagos yesterday for the Federal Government to launch a National Missing Persons Register.It made this demand at the commencement of a three-day global event to mark the 5th anniversary of the abduction of Chibok schoolgirls by terrorist Boko Haram group.The advocacy group is marking the anniversary simultaneously in Lagos and Abuja in Nigeria, London in the United Kingdom and New York and Washington DC in America.The girls numbering 2
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Fuel queues back at filling stations in Lagos
Sat, 13 Apr 2019
Many petrol retail outlets in Lagos and Abuja yesterday closed shops while the few that sold had long queues as motorists waited to fill their vehicles tanks and buy some in kegs to keep as reserves in expectation that fuel scarcity could worsen.However, oil marketers assured there was no scarcity and advised fuel consumers not to engage in panic-buying as what led to the gap in fuel supply and distribution, which resulted in the queues at fuel stations, was a minor operational problem.The probl
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Ninth Assembly will rise above political, ethnic divides -Ekweremadu
Sat, 13 Apr 2019
Deputy Senate President Ike Ekweremadu has said that the 9th National Assembly will rise above political, religious, and ethnic divides to address the myriads of challenges facing Nigerians.Speaking during the dinner to mark the end of the orientation programme organised for Ninth National Assembly members-elect, Ekweremadu described the institution as Nigeria in microcosm.He stressed that bringing together the members-elect from across the country had not only helped them to garner basic legisl
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Zamfara tells Nigeria something far deeper
Sat, 13 Apr 2019
ON Wednesday, during a town hall meeting in Zamfara State attended by the Inspector General of Police (IGP), Mohammed Adamu, Governor Abdulaziz Yari wailed that his state had been overtaken by criminality, with bandits operating from eight different camps. He estimated that some 3,526 people had been killed in the last five years, more than 500 villages despoiled, over 8, 200 people injured, and economic activities virtually paralysed. There was no local government in the state unaffected by the
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One year after
Sat, 13 Apr 2019
It was a year yesterday since my debut novel In the Name of Our Father was published. This novelist journey is largely tied like a Siamese twin to my journalism career, which kicked off some twenty years ago with The Source magazine published by Comfort Obi and Maik Nwosu, the author of Invisible Chapter, Alpha Song and A Geckos Farewell.While working with The Source, the magazine had a section called Night Diary. It was meant for reporters to share their night experiences. Occasionally, outside
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Police deploy 3,066 personnel for Rivers supplementary election
Sat, 13 Apr 2019
Rivers Police Command has deployed over 3,066 personnel to strategic areas for supplementary election in some parts of the state on Saturday.The Commands Spokesman, DSP Nmandi Omoni, made this known in a statement issued in Port Harcourt on Friday.The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) had on March 21, announced plans to conduct supplementary elections in Abua/Odua, Ahoada West, Gokana and Opobo/Nkoro Local Government Areas of the state.According to Omoni, the police and sister sec
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I DONT KNOW HOW TO HANDLE FICTION
Sat, 13 Apr 2019
With a bias for developmental stories, award-winning investigative journalist, Tobore Ovuorie, has delved into documentary film-making with the premiere of her first work, Why Look At me. She shares with JOE AGBRO JR. her journey into film-making, her motivation and experience making the film. Excerpts YOUR documentary film, Why Look At Me. What is it all about’Why Look At Me is a docu-story about stigmatisation and the need for us to stop stigmatising persons we feel are on the other side
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AY, Dj Cuppy, others for Kanu Heart Foundations concert
Sat, 13 Apr 2019
AY, Reekado Banks, Peruzzi and Dj Cuppy are set to thrill fans alongside other superstars at Kanu Heart Foundations first ever charity concert.The event tagged Using music to save a heart will hold on May 19, 2019 at the Indigo2 at The O2, London.The convener of the concert, ex-Arsenal and Nigerian footballer Kanu Nwankwo, said that he is determined to change the lives of many, by funding heart surgeries for children suffering across Africa with funds raised from the concert.Read Also:Ill remain
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No rift with Mercy Aigbe, Cossy Orjiakor
Sat, 13 Apr 2019
Social media sensation, Clement Akpobome Ogudu has cleared air over the rumo ur about a cold war between himself and some popular Nigerian celebrities including Mercy Aigbe and Cossy Orjiakor.The South Africa based comedian has been at the receiving end of criticism by fans of the two actresses after he took shots at their lifestyles in some of his viral videos. In the recent viral post, the comedian took pot-shots at actress, Mercy Aigbe for exaggerating her physical features with use of photo-
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NOLLYWOOD OLDIES WITH PANACHE!
Sat, 13 Apr 2019
THE Nigerian movie scene is home to a special breed of actors and actresses whose stars have shone brighter and brighter over the years.These ageless and very beloved diamonds have simply refused to fade with time. Olu Jacobs, Taiwo Ajai-Lycett, Jide Kosoko, Joke Silva, Adebayo Salami (Oga Bello), Idowu Philips (Iya Rainbow), Peter Edochie, Kola Oyewo, Patience Ozokwor, Sunday Omobolanle (Baba Aluwe), Chiwetalu Agu and Kareem Adeboju-Baba Wande, are some of these ageless oldies.These masters are
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The Dead Dont Die to open 2019 Festival de Cannes
Sat, 13 Apr 2019
THE 72nd Festival de Cannes will open with the Competition screening of Jim Jarmuschs new film, The Dead Dont Die, on Tuesday May 14th, on the screen of the Grand Theatre Lumire. The film by the American director and screenwriter will be this years first Palme dOr competition screening.In the sleepy small town of Centerville, something is not quite right. The moon hangs large and low in the sky, the hours of daylight are becoming unpredictable and animals are beginning to exhibit unusual behavio
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Sunkanmi out with Never Finish
Sat, 13 Apr 2019
OLASUNKANMI Rehanat Alonge, better known by her stage name, Sunkanmi, has released her first single for the year titled Never Finish.In the song produced by Calis the Karpenta and mixed and mastered by Maccai, Sunkanmi preaches hope to women in the competitive entertainment industry to never give up at no point in their career musically.She said that with Never Finish she urges females in the entertainment industry to stand their ground, keep their head up high and never think of giving up at a
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Ik Ogbonna teases on Excess Luggage 2
Sat, 13 Apr 2019
ACTOR Ik Ogbonna has revealed that there might be a second part to comic movie Excess Luggage which was first released in 2017.Uploading a scene in the movie on his Instagram page, the actor wrote: Excess luggage script 40%loading. Ready for a part 2′ Plus would make sure we cast a few new faces.Excess Luggage tells the story of how an illiterate village man and his family were headed to a church summit when their car breaks down. They have no choice but to stay with an unlikely and unfrien
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Easter pop-up channel on Dstv, GOtv brings laughter
Sat, 13 Apr 2019
MULTICHOICE has announced a new pop-up channel called Naija comedy coming on on April 15.The channel promises a 100 percent Nigerian comedy shows ticketed stand shows, skits, and produced shows; a ticket to viewers for some of the biggest comedy shows they may have missed in the past during the Easter period.Last month, two pop-up channels were launched on DStv; M-Net Movies Epic Battle Pop-Up Channel which focused on epic battles from the M-Net movies stable like Troy, Pearl harbour, Saving Pr
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HOW BIG BROTHER NAIJA CONTRIBUTES TO THE NIGERIAN ECONOMY
Sat, 13 Apr 2019
THE fourth season of Big Brother Naija will be held in Nigeria. This will be the second time the popular reality show will hold in the country. The first edition was in Ikeja GRA, Lagos in 2006. That edition featured Katung, Francisca, Ify, Sandy, Frank, Joseph and Helen. It also had Ebuka, who has been the anchor for the last two seasons, Gideon, Maureen, Joan, Chinedu, Yinka, and Ichemeta.But after a ten-year hiatus, the second edition tagged See GoBBe held in South Africa in 2017 and featured
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One Night with My Ex: Dstv opens platform for venting
Sat, 13 Apr 2019
ON April 19, 2019, 1Magic on DStv will bring viewers a reality show that allows people to dissect what went wrong in their past relationships, handing them a final opportunity for closure, forgiveness or vindication.The reunion with the long-lost ex plays out in a single night in an apartment setting, in the hopes of leaving the experience feeling better than when they entered it. But, bringing former lovers together can be tricky and could result in turmoil for some.One Night With My Ex is abou
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213 ships berth at Tin-Can Port in Q1 of 2019
Sat, 13 Apr 2019
Tin-Can Island Port (TCIP) in Lagos received a total of 213 ships with 6.77 million tonnes of goods in the first quarter of this year, the Port Manager, Emmanuel Akporherhe, has said.Receiving the board of the Nigerian Ports Authority (NPA) led by its Chairman, Emmanuel Adesoye, Akporherhe said the major challenge facing the port was traffic gridlocks.He commended the persistent efforts of the Managing Director, Hadiza Bala-Usman and her team, in drawing Federal Governments attention to the terr
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