Today’s The Nation Newspaper Headlines Tuesday 30th April 2019

Today’s The Nation Newspaper Headlines

Read All Newspapers in one Place - Download our App for free. DOWNLOAD

Goje to Wamakko, Yari: I want to hear from Buhari
Tue, 30 Apr 2019
More All Progressives Congress (APC) heavyweights have joined the mediation among aspirants for Senate President.There are three contenders Senate Leader Ahmad Lawan, Appropriations Committee Chairman Danjuma Goje and Sen. Ali Ndume.Lawan has been endorsed by President Muhammadu Buhari and the APC. Goje is said to be enjoying the backing of some Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) leaders.Following the tension created by the struggle for the seat, some APC leaders have met with Goje on the need to r
read more…

BUY OR SELL OLD AND NEW CARS, PARTS, CAR MATERIALS AS CAR MART NG LAUNCH IN NIGERIA

Over 20 states likely to pay minimum wage
Tue, 30 Apr 2019
Twenty states are likely to pay the N30,000 monthly minimum wage.Their governors spoke on the controversial matter after President Muhammadu Buhari signed the New Minimum Wage (Amendment) Bill into Law.Many of the states, however, said certain conditions must be reached between the workers umbrella unions and the Federal Government for them to pay.Some said they were waiting for the implementation template from the Federal Government.Labour, which vowed not to condone non-implementation of the n
read more…

Military action yielding results, says Buhari
Tue, 30 Apr 2019
Military operations against criminals are yielding the desired results, President Muhammadu Buhari said yesterday.According to the President, the Armed Forces have, by their efforts within the past four years, restored the pride and honour of Nigeria amongst the comity of nations.President Buhari spoke at the Eagle Square, Abuja as the Special Guest of Honour during the Parade/Orbat Flypast/Aerial Display by the Nigerian Air Force to commemorate its 55 anniversary.Represented by Vice President Y
read more…

Elected officers among few privileged, says VP
Tue, 30 Apr 2019
NO Vice President Yemi Osinbajo, 74 elected political office holders are among the few privilege Nigerians.Osinbajo noted that the president, the vice president, the thirty-six governors and their deputies, belong to the club of elite that preside over about 200 million Nigerians.The vice president also pointed out that the 74 of them who he described as special, privileged and fortunate have great responsibilities, especially with the current economic situation of majority of the populace.He sa
read more…

Read All Newspapers in one Place - Download our App for free. DOWNLOAD

Court restrains Saraki, others over report on 2018 Senate invasion
Tue, 30 Apr 2019
A High Court of the Federal Capital Territory (FCT) in Bwari has restrained Senate President Bukola Saraki, House of Representatives Speaker Yakubu Dogara and eight others from considering the report of the Senates ad hoc committee set up to probe the April 18, 2018 invasion of the Senate by some unidentified hoodlums.In a ruling yesterday, Justice Othman Musa said the restraining order shall remain, pending the determination of a suit filed by Senator Ovie Omo-Agege.The senator is challenging t
read more…

Aspirants bow to APC on National Assembly leadership
Tue, 30 Apr 2019
Ahead of the inauguration of the Ninth National Assembly in June, some lawmakers-elect have begun scrambling for its leadership. They are eyeing the top jobs of Senate president and House Speaker, which the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC) has reserved for Ahmad Lawan and Femi Gbajabiamila. Will party supremacy prevail’ Abdulgafar Alabelewe, Kaduna; Adesoji Adeniyi, Osogbo and Dele Anofi, Abuja, report.Kalu: well stand by partys decisionDESPITE the preference of the All Progressives C
read more…

Senate to minister, agency: return alleged diverted N14.3b
Tue, 30 Apr 2019
Industry, Trade & Investment Minister Dr Okechukwu Enelemah and the Acting Managing Director of Nigeria Export Processing Zones Authority ( NEPZA), Terhemba Nongo, were yesterday told to return N14.3 billion allegedly diverted from 2017 NEPZA vote.The Senate asked the duo to return the funds into the treasury without further delay.In a letter written by the Chairman of the Senate Committee on Trade and Investment, Senator Mohammed Nakudu Sabo (Jigawa Southwest),obtained by our reporter, the
read more…

Poll: INEC asserted independence, says CTA Report
Tue, 30 Apr 2019
Contrary to insinuations, a report on the 2019 general elections yesterday scored the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) high for asserting its independence and conducting free, fair and credible polls.It, however, blamed politicians for failing the electorate through brazen acts of vote buying, violent attacks on perceived opponents, intimidation and abduction of INEC officials.It said that out of about 72 million Nigerians who collected the permanent voters cards, only about 25mi
read more…

Yari to governors-elect: brace for another cycle of recession
Tue, 30 Apr 2019
ZAMFARA State Governor Abdulaziz Yari has warned of an impending recession by the mid-2020.Besides, Yari pointed out that the governors have unanimously agreed that borrowing cannot be a reliable solution to the countrys economic problems.Yari, who is the Chairman of the Nigeria Governors Forum (NGF) spoke yesterday at the opening of a three-day retreat for returning governors and governors-elect in Abuja.In his remarks, the NGF chair said that the current economic reality should prepare the min
read more…

Boko Haram fighters paid $3,000 daily, says presidential committee
Tue, 30 Apr 2019
A member of the Presidential Committee on the North East Initiative (PCNI) , Dr. Sidi Ali Mohammed, yesterday said that members of the terrorist organisation Boko Haram are being paid $3,000 daily.Mohammed spoke at the presentation of the International Monetary Fund (IMF) Sub-Sahara Africas Economic Outlook Report in Abuja. According to him, the payment dwarfs the N1,000 daily allowance paid to Nigerian troops at the war front.Mohammed, who is the Head of the Humanitarian Assistance and Rehabili
read more…

Buhari needs best hands for Next Level agenda
Tue, 30 Apr 2019
The Publicity Secretary of the All Progressives Congress (APC) in Lagos State, Mr Joe Igbokwe, has advised President Muhammadu Buhari on selection of ministers. In this interview with Assistant Editor LEKE SALAUDEEN, he speaks on the performance of the party at the 2019 poll, Igbo presidency, Federal Government presence in the Southeast and other sundry political issues.What was responsible for improved performance of the APC in Lagos during the governorship election’Lagos remains the stron
read more…

1979 Constitution: How Nigeria derailed
Tue, 30 Apr 2019
Why successive administrations failed to chart the course of social justice and inclusion was the fulcrum of the discourse at a book presentation in Lagos last week. The tone of discussion at the event suggests that the document, which was suppressed for 42 years, contains answers to most of the problems bedeviling the country today. Deputy Political Editor RAYMOND MORDI reports.Forty-two years after it was suppressed by the Gen. Olusegun Obasanjo-led military regime, the Minority Report & D
read more…

Military, FCT indigenes faceoff: Committee to submit findings to Senate
Tue, 30 Apr 2019
The Senate Committee on Defence will soon submit the report of its investigations into the faceoff between the Military and Federal Capital Territory(FCT) indigenes over alleged land acquisition.The Chairman of the committee, Sen. Abubakar Kyari, made this known at the end of an investigative hearing on the matter on Monday in Abuja.Kyanite did not give a date when the report will be submitted.Read also:Senate asks minister, agency to return alleged diverted N14.3billionNews Agency of Nigeria(NA
read more…

I remain bona fide member of APC Bello
Tue, 30 Apr 2019
Gov. Yahaya Bello of Kogi says he is still a member of the All Progressives Congress (APC) as there is no crisis in the states chapter of the party as being reported by the media.Bello spoke with State House correspondents on Monday at the sidelines of the Induction of New and returning governors atthe Banquet Hall of the Presidential Villa, Abuja.He said the outgoing and the incoming governors needed to be inducted so that they wouldbe informed on the challenges ahead.I think all I can say abou
read more…

NSIA grows income to N57.73b
Tue, 30 Apr 2019
The Nigeria Sovereign Investment Authority (NSIA) recorded an income growth of N57.73 billion in 2018 compared to the N30.62 billion it realied the previous year.Addressing reporters at the presentation of its financial performance in 2018, its Managing Director, Mr. Uche Orji said total income grew by 88.5 per cent, rising from N30.62 billion in 2017 to N57.73 billion in 2018.On the controversial recruitment of the daughter of the Chief of Staff to the President as an Assistant Vice President,
read more…

Africas challenges surmountable
Tue, 30 Apr 2019
THE numerous challenges facing Nigeria and other African countries are surmountable by Africans with the right knowledge, Managing Partner, Verraki Partners, Niyi Yusuf, has said.He spoke during the unveiling of the firms new corporate identity in Lagos.During an interactive session with reporters at the event, Yusuf explained that Verraki is a new business and technology solutions firm. He said the firm would be working with enterprises and governments to ignite opportunities, unleash their pot
read more…

CBN to regulate FinTech
Tue, 30 Apr 2019
The Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) plans to establish a Collateral Management Regime (CMR) to regulate the activities of financial technology (FinTech) firms and startups.Its Governor, Godwin Emefiele, in his keynote address at the inaugural Lagos Fintech Week in Lagos, said: CMR is being developed in line with on-going efforts to evolve a robust collateral management regime which will be proportionate to transactional level of participants within the payment system.Represented on the occasion by
read more…

How Lekki Port will boost economy
Tue, 30 Apr 2019
With the financial muscle of the China Development Bank (CDB) behind it, the Lekki Port in Lagos is set for smooth sailing. When completed, an estimated 170,000 direct and indirect jobs will be created there. Besides, about $361 billion will be realised during the 45-year concession, including over $201 billion in taxes to the Federal and state governments, writes MUYIWA LUCAS.The Lekki Deep Sea Port in Lagos Free Trade Zone on completion will boost the nations maritime trade in addition to lift
read more…

Buhari to sign new companies law soon
Tue, 30 Apr 2019
President Muhammadu Buhari will soon sign the new companies and allied matters bill into law in a bold step aimed at addressing corporate challenges and enhancing business operating environment.Secretary of the Presidential Enabling Business Environment Council (PEBEC) and Senior Special Assistant to the President on Industry, Trade and Investment, Dr. Jumoke Oduwole, yesterday said the President will soon sign the new Companies and Allied Matters Act into law.The new Companies and Allied Matter
read more…

Nigerias forex stability, others good for business
Tue, 30 Apr 2019
Chinese original equipment manufacturer (OEM), OPPO Mobile at the weekend in Lagos, said it decided to come into the country because of the stability in the foreign exchange (forex) market and the countrys youthful population.It said any brand willing to play in the global space must open shop in the country.The firm launched its 2019 flagship devices, the OPPO F11 Pro and the OPPO F11 Pro Avengers limited edition in Lagos at the weekend in line with Marvel Studios partnership.Its Marketing Dire
read more…

All concessioned port terminals are ISPS compliant
Tue, 30 Apr 2019
The Seaport Terminal Operators Association of Nigeria (STOAN) has said the concessioned port terminals have complied with the International Ships & Ports Facility Security (ISPS) Code.The ISPS Code, being implemented under the auspices of the International Maritime Organisation (IMO), is an amendment to the Safety of Life at Sea (SOLAS) Convention (1974/1988) on minimum security arrangements for ships, ports and government agencies.The ISPS Code, which came into force in 2004, prescribes res
read more…

Easter sales excites Nb
Tue, 30 Apr 2019
Nigerian Breweries recorded huge sales during the 2019 Easter Carnival, the Senior Trade-Marketing Manager: Strategic Programmes, Nigerian Breweries Plc., Abayomi Abidakun, has said,Abidakun said the period will go down in history as the biggest simultaneous Easter celebration ever in Nigeria. The exciting experience began on April 19th and ended on April 21st with unforgettable memories of a unique atmosphere of camaraderie across the 10 select cities.He said the experience was made complete wi
read more…

ATCON seeks clarification on 95.7m invalid SIM data
Tue, 30 Apr 2019
The Association of Telecoms Companies of Nigeria (ATCON) has advised the Nigerian Communications Commission (NCC) clarify discrepancies in the data submitted to it by telcos in the ongoing Subscriber Identity Module (SIM) card registration across the country.It also faulted the conversion of what would have been know-your-customer (KYC) data of between 92 and 95 per cent pre-paid telecoms subscribers to a crime-fighting tool when the Nigeria Identity Management Commission (NIMC) has the mandate
read more…

Criticisms over Remita fees borne out of ignorance, says Obaro
Tue, 30 Apr 2019
The Chief Executive Officer of SystemSpecs, John Obaro, at the weekend, attributed the criticisms that greeted the collection of fees by Remita, the software driving the Federal Governments Treasury Single Account (TSA) scheme, to ignorance.Obaro spoke after his induction into the BoICT Hall of Fame and upon receiving the Indigenous Software Provider of the Decade awards at this years Beacon of Information and Communication Technology Awards in Lagos. He said Remita in itself is 14 years old.He
read more…

When excuses and promises are not enough
Tue, 30 Apr 2019
We have always found it convenient to blame everyone else but ourselves for our woes. We close our eyes and ignore the lofty things that other nations are doing to make life comfortable for their citizens. Our people live in fear; there is no security of lives and property. There is a huge army of unemployed youths. It has gone so bad that some desperate youths are harvesting and selling their organs just to survive. There is no friendly environment to invest. Law enforcement is at its abysmal l
read more…

Inquisitorial vs. adversarial legal system (2)
Tue, 30 Apr 2019
To effectively deal with the challenges faced by our criminal justice system, we must determine whether the adversarial legal system we practice meets the end of justice for our country. If it does not, we must take the bull by the horn, and replace the adversarial system with a better system. After all, at independence, we inherited the parliamentary system of government, but presently we practice the presidential system. Again, we moved from the monarchical to republic system, within three yea
read more…