Today’s The Nation Newspaper Headlines Sunday 21st April 2019

Today’s The Nation Newspaper Headlines

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Lagos-Ibadan railll be ready in June Amaechi
Sun, 21 Apr 2019
Minister of Transportation, Mr. Rotimi Amaechi, has assured that by early June this year, the rail transport system would ready for use between Lagos and Ibadan. The Lagos-Abeokuta rail had been completed earlier in the year as passengers were offered a three-month free ride. The period of free ride was however later shortened.Amaechi who spoke to some journalists over the weekend noted that his commitment to the full take off of rail transportation in Nigeria is aimed at making life easier and
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Training workshop for African Jump Rope ends in Lagos
Sun, 21 Apr 2019
A three-day training workshop on African Jump Rope, organized by the Nigeria Rope Skipping Federation (NRSF) finally came to an end with American and South African trainers forecasting bright future for Nigeria in the sport.NationSport reports that the workshop held at the Mobolaji Johnson Sports Hall, Rowe Park, Yaba, Lagos had former world champion and the President/founder of the International Double Dutch League (IDDL), Laila Taliba Little, Cynthia Banks, Geraldine Code, Emma Barnes and Ayan
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Sun, 21 Apr 2019
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Atiku disarticulated
Sun, 21 Apr 2019
Electoral Tribunal as Pandoras BoxThe 2019 Presidential Election Tribunal is turning out to be something else. It would have been quite amusing but for its nation-disabling possibilities. This one began as a piece of wild rumour. An excellent outing of a sadistic imagination. Then it began to gain furious traction. Finally it turned out to be true.A major pillar of the federal authorities defence against the allegations by Mallam Atiku Abubakar that the last presidential poll was hopelessly rigg
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Moghalus frustrations
Sun, 21 Apr 2019
A LITTLE over a week ago, Kingsley Moghalu, an economist and former Deputy Governor of the Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN), suggested on a Channels Television programme that Nigerian youths had no clue how to pursue their interests. They were full of talk rather than action, he moaned, referring to what he described as their near absence in the last presidential election in which he ranked 14th with a paltry 21,886 votes for his Young Progressive Party (YPP). Said he: The biggest disappointment wa
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Aisha Buhari plans university to be named after husband
Sun, 21 Apr 2019
Mrs Aisha Buhari, wife of the President, yesterday announced her plan to establish a private university to be known as Muhammadu Buhari University.Mrs. Buhari, speaking at a town hall meeting in Yola organized by her in collaboration with some natives of Adamawa State said the planned institution would be established in collaboration with partners from Sudan and Qatar.But she did not reveal when or where it would be sited.Aisha who lamented the challenges facing education and various sectors in
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I have always defeated Atiku, Buhari tells tribunal
Sun, 21 Apr 2019
Faults ex-VPs claim to victoryPresident Muhammadu Buhari has faulted claims by Alhaji Atiku Abubakar and the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) that they won February 23 presidential election.Buhari describes the claims as laughable because Atiku has never won any political contest with him (Buhari) and because he is more popular and acceptable among the electorate than the ex-Vice President.Buhari, in his response to the petition filed before the Presidential Election Petition Tribunal in Abuja by
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EFCC probes N8.7billion fraud in JAMB
Sun, 21 Apr 2019
Shortlists 15 for trialThe Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) has launched into a probe of the cash inflow and outflow of the Joint Admissions and Matriculation Board (JAMB) between 2010 and 2016.The anti-graft agency wants to get to the root of an alleged N8.7billion fraud in the board.Fifteen suspects have already been shortlisted for trial.Among them are some zonal heads and state coordinators. One of the suspects facing trial is a female accountant, Philomena Chise, whose sensat
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Gunmen kill female foreign tourist, three others in Kaduna
Sun, 21 Apr 2019
A foreign female tourist and three others have been killed by suspected kidnappers in Kajuru Local Governor Area of Kaduna State.But Kaduna State Police Command only confirmed the killing of the expatriate and one other.The incident occurred around 11:30 am on Friday when the attackers stormed the area shooting sporadically and in the process shot the victims.A source close to the local government chairman told our correspondent that the kidnappers abducted five other persons.According to him, Y
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IKE IBEABUCHI: MY TRAVAILS INSIDE PRISONS IN THE USA
Sun, 21 Apr 2019
For the first time since he was conditionally released from the U.S prison, erstwhile world boxing heavyweight contender, Ikemefuna Ibeabuchi, said some forces are bent on keeping him locked up forever. TAIWO ALIMI goes behind the line to capture the struggles of the Nigerian boxer in-and-out of prison and the extended detention of the pugilist fondly called The President.For those below the age of 30, Ike Ibeabuchi, the Nigerian heavyweight boxer needs a long and good introduction. Nicknamed Th
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Priest wants Christians in politics as Catholics mark Good Friday
Sun, 21 Apr 2019
Catholics worldwide troop out in their numbers to commemorate the story of the Old Rugged Cross on Good Friday.For congregants of Our Lady of Perpetual Help Catholic Church, Shasha-Akowonjo, Lagos, this yearly tradition is a highly anticipated event.This year was not any different as the churchs youth wing reenacted the crucifixion of Jesus Christ at Calvary.They performed before a teeming crowd which gathered at St Vincent Primary School, Shasha-Akowonjo, Lagos, and on major streets in the envi
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Ibidapo, Mimiko in Olowos Palace, commiserate with Owo indigenes
Sun, 21 Apr 2019
As theancient town of Owo in Ondo state begin the traditional burial rites of its departed monarch, Oba Folagbade Olateru-Olagbegi,a prominent indigene of the town,who is the Aare-Atunluse of Owo, Chief Rotimi Ibidapo yesterday described the departed monarch as a huge loss to Ondo state and Nigeria as a whole.Ibidapo who was in the palace to mourn the departed law lecturer turned monarch commiserated with the family of the late oba Folagbade Olateru-Olagbegi and described him as very distinguish
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Ogun Speaker charges Nigerians on peaceful coexistence
Sun, 21 Apr 2019
As Christians across the globe celebrate Easter, the Speaker of the Ogun State House of Assembly, Rt. HonSuraju Ishola Adekunbi has enjoined the people, especially Christians in the country to use the period to pray fervently for continued peace and unity in the country.Adekunbi in a release by his Special Assistant on Media, Waheed Akinola, said all Nigerians, irrespective of religious affiliations, had a task to work for the unity, peace and progress of the nation.He noted that the lessons of
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Exemplify selflessness, tolerance, Fayemi charges Nigerians
Sun, 21 Apr 2019
The Governor of Ekiti State, Kayode Fayemi, has urged Nigerians to display virtues of love, tolerance and sacrifice in their daily activities.These, Dr. Fayemi said, are the hallmark of Easter celebration and catalyst for rapid socio-economic growth and development.The governor, in his Easter message signed by his Chief Press Secretary, Mr. Yinka Oyebode, said Jesus exemplified the virtues of love, selflessness and tolerance during his earthy ministry.While congratulating Christians for the succ
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Sani sues for peaceful co-existence
Sun, 21 Apr 2019
The Senator-elect for Kaduna Central, Dr. Uba Sani, has congratulated all Nigerian Christians on the Easter celebration.He urged Nigerians to reflect on the lessons of Easter and continue to live in peaceful and harmonious coexistence.While describing the Easter as a significant religious festival, the Senator-elect urged Nigerians to also use the season to mend political fences.
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So, madness is good for you, eh
Sun, 21 Apr 2019
Oh, for the days of great passion! No, not the type that makes your breast heave in rapturous wonder at a lovely creature standing before you. Im thinking more of the type that makes men to go out in search of great discoveries for the benefit of mankind. Im thinking, for example, of scientists who offered, not just their time, but their bodies for science out of passion for the job.Take Humphrey Davy for instance. (No, please, dont admire my science savvy; I got it off the internet.) He was sai
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Case for more inclusiveness for Nigerian women in governance
Sun, 21 Apr 2019
THE 2019 election has come and almost gone as the battles have shifted to the legal front. But a look at the race has shown that women are significantly few in the number of candidates and winners in the election. Except for a few of them that were elected into legislative houses, there were little gains for the women folks in the Nigerian political system.Truth be told, the two major political parties in the country All Progressives Congress (APC) and the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) claim
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Kogi guber: Bello faces tough battle
Sun, 21 Apr 2019
As aspirants prepare for the Kogi governorship primaries ahead of the November 2, 2019 elections, Assistant Editor, Dare Odufowokan, reports that for the sitting governor, Alhaji Yahaya Bello, who is seeking re-election on the ticket of All Progressives Congress (APC), it seems to be a tough battleFOLLOWING Independent National Electoral Commissions announcement of the November 2 date for the governorship elections in Kogi State, many politicians have come out to declare their interest in the go
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Rumbles in Imo, Ogun over out-going governors last-minute transactions
Sun, 21 Apr 2019
Perhaps more than in any other states, last-minute activities of the out-going governors in Imo and Ogun states, have elicited controversy, reports Associate Editor, Sam Egburonu ALTHOUGH they would be concluding their eight years tenures by May 28, 2019, barely a month and some days from today, governors Rochas Okorocha of Imo State and Ibikunle Amosun of Ogun State are in the news for initiating new projects, awarding new contracts or making major appointments.As would be expected, though the
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Coachella 2019: ARIANA GRANDE paid double Beyonces Fee
Sun, 21 Apr 2019
AS Ariana Grande headlines Coachella this year, shes been paid $8 million, a staggering fee by any standard and nothing compared to Beyonces fee in 2018, As usual, Beyonce fashion, she shut down the show so much so that fans renamed it Beychella and her performance went on to become one of the most talked about in the history of the show.Beyonces Coachella set the pace for other artists so much so that when it came to the choice of this years headliner, organizers had to ensure to pick someone t
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kenny blaq: My dream is to work with Tyler Perry
Sun, 21 Apr 2019
Otolorin Kehinde Peter, popularly known as Kennyblaq, who revealed that plans are on for his 10years on stage, and known for his unique way of turning music into comic relief to the delight of his audience, in this interview with DUPE AYINLA-OLASUNKANMI, speaks on delving into movies, plans to feature in an international movie, among other issues.DO you have it planned out to go into music too’I do not think I have plans to have a record label, which is also some kind of investment in the e
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LILIAN ESORO finds love as a writer in new movie, Alter Date
Sun, 21 Apr 2019
LILIAN Esoro is back in the cinemas seeking love as she assumes the role of an accomplished writer in new movie, Alter Date. Esoro is portrayed in a new light in the movie, which had its media screening on Wednesday, April 17, 2019.The Jumbled actress is paired with Tana Adelana to deliver the romantic comedy that tells the story of two friends seeking love after too many heartbreaks.Directed by Marc Adebesin, Alter Date features Iyabo Ojo, Bolanle Ninalowo, among others.The movie is produced by
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ROZE for AY Live Show
Sun, 21 Apr 2019
Nigerian US-based singing duo, Eghosa Rodney Agbonayinma, aka Row and Osazuwa Michael Agbonayinma, aka Zuwa of the group known as ROZE are back in the country for the video shoot of their new single Patience which willfor, the first time, be performed at the AY Live show coming up at the Eko Hotel and Suites on Sunday, April 21, 2019.Recall that the brothers stormed Nigeria in January of 2018 with a banging, feel good and lyrically rich love single A Whole Night .After shaking the African contin
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How secured is Nigerias sovereign wealth fund
Sun, 21 Apr 2019
The recent report and offhand remarks by officials of the International Monetary Fund (IMF) ranking Nigerias sovereign wealth as the second weakest after Qatar has set off a chain of reactions with many analysts expressing divergent views. Ibrahim Apekhade Yusuf and Nduka Chiejina in this report focus searchlight on the activities of the Nigeria Sovereign Investment Authority (NSIA), the umbrella body saddled with the responsibility of managing the fund vis–vis its networth, corporate governanc
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Bolt to expand nationwide, receives over $175m funding
Sun, 21 Apr 2019
European on-demand transportation platform Bolt has identified poor telecommunications infrastructure as one of the factors militating against the growth of urban transportation in Nigeria.Bolt Regional Manager, West Africa, Uche Okafor disclosed in Lagos recently.This is just as the company has received over $175 million funding from its investors.Its investors include: Daimler, Didi Chuxing, Korelya Capital and TransferWise.The acceptable level of funding puts Bolt ahead of competitors includ
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Consumers commend new Chivita Ice Tea pack
Sun, 21 Apr 2019
Along with its promise of refreshingly natural goodness, Chivita Ice Teas recent visually disruptive packaging design that is modern, aspirational and trendy is helping the brand stand out in a competitive marketplace.A cross-section of consumers who offered their perspective on the new look Chivita Ice Tea noted that they were excited by the brands new positioning under the Chivita Masterbrand. Its new package design is a bold statement of its premium quality, health benefits and consumers bene
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Opportunities exist for SMEs in renewable energy sector
Sun, 21 Apr 2019
Dr. Sunny Akpoyibo is President/Chief Executive, Asteven Group, a solar-energy solution company with branch networks in England, Germany, China, Cameroon, Sierra Leone, Rwanda, Kenya with ongoing expansion in Uganda, DRC and Burkina Faso respectively. Akpoyibo an entrepreneur who also sits on several boards including Renewable Energy Academy (ASREA), the foremost academy offering hands-on skills on sustainable energy and allied studies in Africa, in this interview with Yetunde Oladeinde speaks o
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Oil theft cost Nigeria N995.2b annually
Sun, 21 Apr 2019
With the country losing over N995.2 billion annually due to oil theft, the economy is doomed, New Nigeria Foundation (NNF), a nongovernmental organisation has said.Addressing participants at the advocacy programme for media practitioners in Lagos recently, NNF Programme Manager, Chikodi Amadi-Chiedo said oil theft had grave socio-economic consequence for the country.She said if the trend was not addressed, it would shrink the countrys wealth with dire implications.According to her, losing 400,00
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GEEP, TraderMoni earn global commendation
Sun, 21 Apr 2019
The Government Enterprise and Empowerment Programme (GEEP), the microcredit scheme of the federal government has earned international wide acclaimed for driving financial inclusion in the country.GEEP, a microcredit initiative of the federal government which commenced in 2016, includes MarketMoni, FarmerMoni, and the TraderMoni has impacted over two million Nigerians at the bottom of the pyramid accessing credit in three years and being brought into financial services of bank account and mobile
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Firm, Lagos to host rice festival
Sun, 21 Apr 2019
TESSCOM West Africa in partnership with the Lagos State Ministry of Commerce, Industry and Cooperatives has concluded plans to stage a two day Nigerian Rice Festival holding from April 25th to 27th, at Adeyemi-Bero Auditorium, CBD, Alausa, Ikejal.The Executive Director of Tesscom West Africa, Olukemi Ilori who made this known at a press conference said that it is a festival that celebrates Nigerias collective cultural identity as a nation in foods like jollof rice which has gained global accepta
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Why fixed-income assets are gaining investors confidence
Sun, 21 Apr 2019
Wealth management is a segment in banking that lenders are exploring to build sustainable wealth for their customers. Standard Chartered Bank Global Chief Investment Strategist, Steve Brice and Head, Wealth Management Nigeria, Simpa Adaba speak with Charles Okonji on Nigeria and global investment climates and what it takes to sustain wealth creation for clients. Excerpts:How would you assess the bond market, from a global perspective’From a trade tension perspective between the worlds two b
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Row over construction of worlds biggest LED board in Abuja
Sun, 21 Apr 2019
As Bizman petitions Buhari This is not the best of time for Mr. Idoko Ilonah who sits atop as the Chief Executive Officer of Lona Global Resources Limited, an indigenous outdoor advertising company.At issue is that Ilonahs company who got approval to construct the biggest LED advertising board in the world has literally ran into a brick wall as the authorities at the Federal Capital Territory (FCT) allegedly working on the orders of the FCT Minister have aborted the contract.Expectedly, Mr. Ilon
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Nigeria startups, others to benefit from Google News Initiative
Sun, 21 Apr 2019
Google has announced that the Google News Initiative (GNI) Innovation Challenge will launch in Africa, the Middle East, Africa and Turkey in June, it also announced that applications are open for the next round of Google Africa Certifications ScholarshipsThe GNI Innovation Challenge is inviting proposals for projects from news organisations of every size to address increasing engagement with readers and/or exploring new business models in any form such as subscriptions, membership programmes, an
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Bola Malogo: The boisterous soul
Sun, 21 Apr 2019
Something nudged me on Sunday afternoon of March 3, 2019 that we were at a tipping point. Was it the way she lay, almost lifeless, on the bed or her near-inaudible speech’ That day, I knew she was not the Bola I had known for more than two decades. She was pale and withdrawn, devoid of the boisterousness that made her Bola Malogo. I was afraid looking into her eyes; once clear, playful and penetrating, they often bore into you as if seeking a deeper meaning to every word and gesture. That a
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Between a Vice Chancellor and agitating parents
Sun, 21 Apr 2019
The Vice Chancellor of the Ajayi Crowther University (ACU), Oyo, Prof. Dapo Asaju was in the news recently in what could be described as an altercation between the university and some parents over some rules and regulations introduced by the institution to ensure discipline and smooth running of the academic engagements of its students.Ordinarily, the VC should not have been in the direct line of fire from the agitating parents over an action duly approved by the University authorities if he had
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