Today’s Thisday Newspaper Headlines Saturday 13th April 2019

Today’s Thisday Newspaper Headlines

Atiku a Cameroonian, His Votes Invalid, APC Tells Election Tribunal
Sat, 13 Apr 2019
He ought not to have taken part in Nigeria’s presidential election in the first instance It is idiotic, shameful and disrespectful, says Atiku Media Alex Enumah in Abuja The All Progressives Congress (APC) has told the Presidential Election Petition Tribunal in Abuja that former vice president Atiku Abubakar cum the candidate of the Peoples Democratic []The post Atiku a Cameroonian, His Votes Invalid, APC Tells Election Tribunal appeared first on THISDAYLIVE.
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Army Moves Deep into Zamfara Forest, Kills 35 Bandits
Sat, 13 Apr 2019
The Nigerian Army yesterday said its troops had moved deep into the forest in Zamfara State, killing 35 bandits and rescuing 40 abducted people, including children and women in the state. In a statement by the Acting Force Information Officer of Operation Sharan Daji (OPSD), Major Clement Abiade, the military said it had engaged in []The post Army Moves Deep into Zamfara Forest, Kills 35 Bandits appeared first on THISDAYLIVE.
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Saraki Unmasks N’Assembly’s N139.5bn Budget for 2018
Sat, 13 Apr 2019
ICPC boss accuses legislators of compromising Deji Elumoye in Abuja President of the Senate, Bukola Saraki, yesterday made public details of the 2018 budget of the National Assembly saying a total of N139.5 billion was budgeted for the legislative body in the fiscal year. Saraki, who took to his twitter handle @SP Nigeria, said the []The post Saraki Unmasks N’Assembly’s N139.5bn Budget for 2018 appeared first on THISDAYLIVE.
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IMF: Nigeria’s Excess Crude Account Not Achieving Its Goals
Sat, 13 Apr 2019
Justifies country’s poor ranking in Sovereign Fund usage Says fuel subsidy should target the poor Funke Olaode, Shola Oyeyipo and Martins Ifijeh in Washington DC The International Monetary Fund (IMF), yesterday in Washington DC, United States, declared that Nigeria’s Excess Crude Account (ECA) was not achieving the goals for which it was set up. Speaking []The post IMF: Nigeria’s Excess Crude Account Not Achieving Its Goals appeared first on THISDAYLIVE.
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Ebonyi Accuses FG of Insincerity in Boundary Dispute Resolutions
Sat, 13 Apr 2019
Benjamin Nworiein Abakaliki Ebonyi state government yesterday accused the federal government of not displaying enough sincerity in ensuring that problems at border areas in Nigeria, not only in Ebonyi State, were amicably resolved. Briefing newsmen in Abakaliki, the Ebonyi state Commissioner for Border Peace and Internal Security, Dr. Kenneth Ugbala described the National Boundary Commission, []The post Ebonyi Accuses FG of Insincerity in Boundary Dispute Resolutions appeared first on THISDAYLIV
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Zamfara: We Did Not Bomb Civilian Targets, Claims Air Force
Sat, 13 Apr 2019
Kingsley Nwezehin Abuja The Nigerian Air Force said yesterday it did not conduct air strikes on civilian targets in Zamfara State. It said NAF bombing campaigns against armed bandits in the North-west were products of combined human intelligence that took ‘days of detailed day and night Intelligence, Surveillance and Reconnaissance (ISR) missions to ensure proper []The post Zamfara: We Did Not Bomb Civilian Targets, Claims Air Force appeared first on THISDAYLIVE.
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NERC Gives More Discos Nod to Procure Third-party Meters
Sat, 13 Apr 2019
Chineme Okaforin Abuja The Nigerian Electricity Regulatory Commission (NERC) yesterday disclosed that it had given two more electricity distribution companies (Discos) in Nigeria’s power sector the nod to engage third-party contractors to install meters for consumers under their networks. Last week, the commission approved the requests of Abuja and Jos Discos to engage third-party meter []The post NERC Gives More Discos Nod to Procure Third-party Meters appeared first on THISDAYLIVE.
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World Bank Unveils Human Capital Plan to Propel Investment in Africa
Sat, 13 Apr 2019
Adedayo Adejobi,with Agency Reports The World Bank has launched a new plan to help African countries strengthen their human capital. The objective of the plan is to enable Africa’s young people grow up with optimal health and equipped with the right skills to compete in the digitising global economy. Sub-Saharan Africa scores the lowest of []The post World Bank Unveils Human Capital Plan to Propel Investment in Africa appeared first on THISDAYLIVE.
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Ijaw Community Cries Out over Military Invasion
Sat, 13 Apr 2019
Adibe Emenyonuin Benin City Gelegele, an Ijaw community in Ovia North East Local Government Area of Edo, has cried out over alleged invasion of the area by the Army from 19 Battalion, Koko and 4 Brigade, Benin. Spokesman of the community, Chief Macaulay Ayiwei, who raised the alarm yesterday when he spoke with newsmen in []The post Ijaw Community Cries Out over Military Invasion appeared first on THISDAYLIVE.
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Ugwuanyi’s Reelection, a Boost to Good Governance
Sat, 13 Apr 2019
By Louis Amoke The post-election actions and inactions of Governor Ifeanyi Ugwuanyi’s administration in Enugu State in sustaining the tempo of peace and good governance have further demonstrated the governor’s sheer dexterity, vision, passion and commitment to rapid development of the state as well as the wellbeing of the people. Gov. Ugwuanyi who was overwhelmingly []The post Ugwuanyi’s Reelection, a Boost to Good Governance appeared first on THISDAYLIVE.
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Romantic Comedy, ‘HireA Woman’, Dazzles
Sat, 13 Apr 2019
With the cast driven by good acting, new romantic comedy movie, Hire A Woman, by Chinneylove Eze rose to number one position at the box office among Nollywood films and number three in overall position which has Hollywood and Nollywood movies at the top five.Ferdinand Ekechukwureports Behind every great movie is a movie producer and []The post Romantic Comedy, ‘HireA Woman’, Dazzles appeared first on THISDAYLIVE.
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UcheOdoh: I Love Telling Positive Nigerian Stories
Sat, 13 Apr 2019
Uche Odoh is photographer, content creator, filmmaker and model who became popular after participating in the 2007 edition of the Amstel Malta Box Office competition. She talks toTosin Cleggabout her journey into Nollywood, productions, her new show and a lot more Growing up in Enugu Igrew up in Enugu, a quiet town and not much []The post UcheOdoh: I Love Telling Positive Nigerian Stories appeared first on THISDAYLIVE.
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Third Edition of ‘Handle ItAfrica’ Holds in May
Sat, 13 Apr 2019
Following the success of previous editions, the third edition of ‘Handle It Africa,’ Nigeria’s most engaging social media conference, is set to hold in May. In the past two years, ‘Handle It Africa’ witnessed a massive turn out of enthusiastic young Nigerians seeking knowledge about social media and how it can be utilised to grow []The post Third Edition of ‘Handle ItAfrica’ Holds in May appeared first on THISDAYLIVE.
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Selassie: I Will Like to Do a Collabo with Ycee this Year
Sat, 13 Apr 2019
MyStory Fast rising singer Selassie, whose real name is Richie Selassie Okonkwo, has proven that he is ready to take over the fiercely competitive Nigerian music industry. That is what he tellsTosin Clegg, as he recalls his journey into music, his new projects and much more How did music start for you’ The number one []The post Selassie: I Will Like to Do a Collabo with Ycee this Year appeared first on THISDAYLIVE.
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Mina’s Dollz Talk ShowCelebrates One Year
Sat, 13 Apr 2019
Mina’s Dollz Show is a Talk show on women empowerment and, according to the producer, Christina Bartlet, it seeks to inform and educate its viewers on a range of issues concerning women, such as health, relationship, lifestyle and more. The show has been on for a year and aired on Ben TV. It’s an hour []The post Mina’s Dollz Talk ShowCelebrates One Year appeared first on THISDAYLIVE.
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Celebrities, Politicians Attend Ishaya Bako’s 4th Republic
Sat, 13 Apr 2019
One of the most anticipated Nollywood films in 2019, ‘4th Republic’ premiered recently at IMAX, Filmhouse Cinemas, Lekki Lagos. The premiere played out the election theme with PVCs, ballot boxes, and election staff as ushers. With a dress code themed ‘Your Excellency’, the stars and guests explored the inauguration-themed dress code in full force. The []The post Celebrities, Politicians Attend Ishaya Bako’s 4th Republic appeared first on THISDAYLIVE.
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Wait a Minute, How Did We Descend this Low
Sat, 13 Apr 2019
PENDULUM BY DELE MOMODU Fellow Nigerians, I know truth is always bitter, but the time has come when we must all confront our realities and say it as it is. Nigeria is in a big mess and there is nothing a million Buharis can do to change the horrible situation around. However, maybe, things may []The post Wait a Minute, How Did We Descend this Low appeared first on THISDAYLIVE.
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Conspiracy against Ogun Governorship Election Result
Sat, 13 Apr 2019
Femi Ogbonnikan writes on the role of the ‘Lagos Cabal’ in the emergence of governors in Ogun State, inconclusive projects of outgoing Governor Ibikunle Amosun and the current dust being raised by Adekunle Akinlade, and his party, APM, alleging a ‘miscarriage of justice’ in the declaration of the APC candidate, Prince Dapo Abiodun, as winner []The post Conspiracy against Ogun Governorship Election Result appeared first on THISDAYLIVE.
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