Today’s The Nation Newspaper Headlines Saturday 4th May 2019

Today’s The Nation Newspaper Headlines

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Lawan headache for National Assembly leaders
Sat, 04 May 2019
THE leadership of the current National Assembly may be sounding tough, but beneath their tough utterances are fear and trepidation over the fate that could befall them after May 29 when they would have vacated their seats.Their main headache is Senator Ahmed Lawan, the Senate Majority Leader who has been adopted as the candidate of the All Progressives Congress (APC) and President Muhammadu Buhari in the jostle for the seat of the Senate President in the 9th National Assembly.The current leaders
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New ministers: Buhari shuts out kitchen cabinet members, others
Sat, 04 May 2019
AHEAD of his inauguration for a second term on May 29, President Muhammadu Buhari has kept members of his kitchen cabinet, close associates and outgoing ministers in suspense with regard to those who will be in his new team.The President has opted to go solo in choosing the new set of ministers. Some members of his inner power circle, popularly called The Cabal, who went to London during the week to see him, were denied access on the basis of Buharis strict instructions. Only a minister (name wi
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Alleged rape of Abuja sex workers Police raise team to probe men
Sat, 04 May 2019
The FCT police Command said it had set up a team to probe allegations of rape against some of its personnel.The alleged rape was said to have occurred on April 27, 2019 when some suspected commercial sex workers were raided at Caramelo Night Club by the FCTA Joint Task Team.Some of the commercial sex workers alleged that they were harassed, molested and assaulted by some policemen.Following the allegation, the Commands Deputy Spokesman, ASP Gajere Tanimu, in a statement in Abuja yesterday said t
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N30,000 minimum wage: States return to drawing board
Sat, 04 May 2019
State governments across the country are taking a fresh look at their finances with a view to mapping out strategies for payment of the new N30,000 minimum wage.They are also awaiting guidelines from the National Salaries, Income and Wages Commission on how best to handle the situation.Although some of the states, includingKano, Zamfara, Kwara, Rivers, Kogi and Edo, had expressed their readiness to pay the new minimum wage, there seemsto be discordant tunesfrom some other statesabouttheir abilit
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JAMB set to publish names of highly-placed Nigerians involved in exam fraud
Sat, 04 May 2019
The Registrar, Joint Admissions and Matriculation Board, Prof. Is-haq Oloyede, yesterday said the outcome of its probe into examination fraud between 2009 and 2019 will shock many Nigerians.He said the board has discovered that some prominent Nigerians occupying high positions in the society did not sit its examination by themselves.Prof. Oloyede said although the board may not be able to punish the culprits because they have already left the system, it would go ahead to publish their names in o
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Transition: Governors-elect have no power to issue directives SANs
Sat, 04 May 2019
Governors-elect will be jumping the gun by issuing orders or directives when they have not been sworn in, Senior Advocates of Nigeria (SANs) said yesterday.According to them, a governor reserves the right to carry out his functions in public interest even on the eve of his exit.The SANs said governors cannot halt their executive functions merely because their terms are about to end.They have a supporter in the President/ Chairman of Council, Chartered Institute of Bankers of Nigeria, CIBN, Uche
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Ex-minister Ogunlewe set to quit PDP, join APC
Sat, 04 May 2019
A former minister of works and chieftain of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), Senator Adeseye Ogunlewe, is on his way out of the party to join the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC).Ogunlewe, a former Minister of Works, confirmed his potential move to the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) yesterday.His son, Moyosore, who was a PDP candidate in the state assembly election held in March has already dumped the party and joined the APC.Moyosore announced his resignation from the PDP soon after he l
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Gowon caves in to emotion as Ejoor goes home
Sat, 04 May 2019
Emotion seemed to have overcome former military head of state, General Yakubu Gowon yesterday as he paid his last respect to a former Chief of Army Staff, Maj. Gen. David Akpode Ejoor. Gowon,84, momentarily lost his balance after standing for about ten minutes at Ejoors graveside at Ovwor-Olomu, Ughelli South Local Government area of Delta state.He was taken to an emergency military medical tent briefly. Speaking earlier during the lying-in-state, Gowon extolled Ejoors commitment to nation build
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OUTRAGE as teacher damages pupils eye with cane
Sat, 04 May 2019
For Daniel Agboola, a Senior Secondary School Two pupil of Camp David Academy, Ogba, Lagos State, Friday, March 29 is a date etched in his memory for life. It was the day his teacher, Mr. Oludare Olaleye, damaged his right eye in the process of caning him.The day had begun like any other as Daniel and his classmates prepared to sit an examination in the schools hall. Olaleye, the supervisor for the exam, told the pupils to move out of the hall because the questions for the examination were not r
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Emir Sanusi Lamido named into MTN Group board
Sat, 04 May 2019
Telecoms giant MTN Group Limited yesterday in Johannesburg,South Africa,announced the appointment of the Emir of Kano, Mallam Sanusi Lamido Sanusi, into its board.The appointment of the former Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) governor is part of significant changes to MTN board, including that of Mcebisi Jonas as Chairman.Mcebisi Jonas is a former Deputy Finance Minister of the Government of South Africa who served from 2014 to 2016.The group also established an International Advisory Board (IAB).I
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How we secured Zainab Aliyu, Ibrahim Abubakars release from Saudi ArabiaMinister
Sat, 04 May 2019
The battle for the release of Zainab Aliyu and Ibrahim Abubakar followed a tortuous but well planned and coordinated process, the Minister of Foreign Affairs, Geoffrey Onyeama, has said.In a blow by blow analysis of the ministrys action towards the eventual release of the duo, the minister said in a statement signed by the ministrys acting spokesperson, Friday Akpan, that on receipt of the information of the arrest of the duo on the same plane, through the the Nigerian Consulate in Jeddah, gover
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Is the genie of lawlessness finally out of the bottle
Sat, 04 May 2019
WHEN Undertow wrote on April 13, 2019 that Katsina and Zamfara States had become the poster boys of insecurity in the North, not even he was aware that Katsina would a few weeks later become the cynosure of all eyes as bandits successfully abducted President Muhammadu Buharis in-law and traditional title holder in Daura Emirate Council in Katsina State, Alhaji Musa Umar Uba. He is, according to a report, married to Hajiya Bilki, a niece to the president. This is probably the nearest the abductio
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REALWARRIPIKIN TO ATTEND ALUMNI MENTORING PROGRAM 2019
Sat, 04 May 2019
COMEDIENNE Anita Asuoha, known as Realwarripikin, will be a guest speaker at the Benson Idahosa University, on May 9, 2019, to talk about self-discovery at an event tagged From Campus to Career.The event will hold at the post-graduate auditorium on the campus.The comedienne who is a graduate of Political Science and Public Administration of the university rose to limelight after revealing how surviving depression and suicide pushed her into making motivational and funny skits on social media. It
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When celebrities tax their goodwill
Sat, 04 May 2019
LIFE is indeed sweet. And no matter the sorrows within, living is sacred. Thus, it is believed that those who took their lives have not explored every option available to remain alive.It is true that no man begged to come to this world, but fighting to remain alive is an obligation that comes with earthly responsibilities. No matter how we choose to look at it, these responsibilities demand that we live, not just for ourselves, but for others, including the Creator, that we may serve Him until s
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Big Brother Naija provides entertainment, opportunities, Nigerians say
Sat, 04 May 2019
REALITY television show, Big Brother Naija, provides entertainment and opportunities, Nigerians have said in a report by Plaqad Limited.Nigerians also said the show was polarising, enriching and also was a source of empowerment.The report was presented during the MultiChoice panel session at 2019 edition of the Nigerian Entertainment Conference (NEC Live.)Present at the event were CEO MultiChoice Nigeria, John Ugbe; Executive Head Content, MultiChoice Nigeria; Busola Tejumola, Media Personality,
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Ooni of Ife, Segun Adefila, others for The Dance Workshop
Sat, 04 May 2019
OONI of Ife, Oba Adeyeye Enitan Ogunwusi, Co-founder and artistic director of the Crown Troupe of Africa, Segun Adefila, are set to attend The Dance Workshop. Other guests expected at the event include, Mr Valentine Ozigbo, CEO Transcorp Nigeria Plc, Dancer/Choreographer, Sayquon Keys and award winning veteran dancer, Victor Erebifa Phullu popularly called Sir Vic.Tagged Dance is serious business 2.0, the event holds on June 3, 2019 at Landmark Convention Center, Lagos.Speaking in a video posted
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You cant love Fela and not be a Pan-Africanist STAR ACTOR FABIAN LOJEDE
Sat, 04 May 2019
Internationally known for his unforgettable role as Bola Abayomi in Jacobs Cross, Fabian Adeoye Lojede is an actor, film producer and director. Based in South Africa, Fabian who initially worked as a copywriter in Lagos, featured in the first Pan African drama series, Jacobs Cross in 2007 and played a lead role till the end of the show in 2012. He has since produced his own feature films, including co-producing Comatose, a dramatic afro-futurism film which explores an African perspective on euth
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FIRS Chairman commends Wale Adenugas Knockout
Sat, 04 May 2019
EXECUTIVE Chairman of the Federal Inland Revenue Services, FIRS, Dr Babatunde Fowler, has commended the film, Knockout.Fowler said this when the management of Wale Adenuga Productions hosted him to a private screening of the movie at Genesis Deluxe Cinemas Lekki, Lagos.News of a boxing competition with a cash prize of N1 billion ($3m) hits the town and sends a group of people into a hilarious frenzy, as they devise mischievous means to participate. The clumsy boxer they choose and the crazy char
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MBGN 2019: Guy Murray Bruce appeals for more support
Sat, 04 May 2019
THE search for who wears the crown for the Most Beautiful Girl in Nigeria, MBGN 2019, has begun.At a media briefing in Lagos, the organizers of the glamorous pageant spoke on the expectation for this years competition.Special Adviser on Entertainment and Tourism in Bayelsa State, Guy Murray Bruce, talked about sponsors, as he emphasized that, they dont only want to have Bayelsa State government as sponsors, but others like beauty product chain Fair and White, stressing that, it will add some fla
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TONTO DIKEH ATTACKS COLLEAGUES
Sat, 04 May 2019
CELEBRITY actress Tonto Dikeh is not taking it lightly with colleagues advising her to let go of her failed marriage to Olakunle Churchill and move on with her life. This followed an interview where Tonto dissed her ex-husband.The recent victim of her venom was comedian/actor Funnybone who joined other entertainers to dish out advice to her.Ehm funnybone where was your mouth and stupid advice when this Useless imbecile i married together with his fool azuka keeps granting interviews every 4days
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MAY SHUA: Why Im hosting my debut concert in Edo
Sat, 04 May 2019
HIP hop artiste, Maryam Shuaibu, better known as May Shua, has promised an all-round entertainment ahead of her debut musical concert, tagged, May Shua Live in Concert, which takes place on May 29, 2019 in Auchi, Edo state.The talented rapper, singer, songwriter and performer who stormed the countrys entertainment scene some years ago said taking the concert to Auchi is to unleash her musical prowess on people of Edo State and music lovers around the world.Yeah, I am taking the party back home,
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Uyoyou Adias #The Fourth Side to premiere at Nollywood Week, Paris
Sat, 04 May 2019
COME May 12, award-winning Nollywood filmmaker and actress Uyoyou Adia, will premiere her movie, The Fourth Side at the Nollywood Week Paris Film Festival.#The Fourth Side is a movie about men who have been wrongly accused of rape and have had to pay for a crime they did not commit.Uyoyou said that the film which has been touring festivals within Nigeria has been receiving accolades speaking the truth most people dont want to talk about.Uyoyou who has been mentored by Judith Audu ascribed the su
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FG reiterates commitment to industrialisation
Sat, 04 May 2019
The Federal Government has reiterates its commitment to realisation of the Nigeria Industrial Revolution Plan (NIRP).Dr Okechukwu Enelamah, Nigerias Minister of Industry, Trade and Investment said on Friday at the inauguration of the Nigeria Competitiveness Project (NICOP).He said government was poised to realise the NIRP through its commitment to the development of Micro, Small and Medium-Sized Enterprises (MSMEs) in the country.Represented by Mr Edet Akpan, the ministrys Permanent Secretary, E
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Obaseki, Uber management parley on investment partnership
Sat, 04 May 2019
Edo State Governor, Mr Godwin Obaseki, has met with the management team of global ridehailing platform, Uber, to strengthen ties and explore areas of investment in the state.The business meeting took place at the Government House, in Benin City, after the governor resumed from a one-month annual leave.The governor has embarked on an all-out campaign to attract investors to the state in a bid to reconfigure the local economy into an industrial hub and provide jobs for its teeming youthful populat
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