Today’s The Nation Newspaper Headlines Saturday 11th May 2019

Today’s The Nation Newspaper Headlines

Rohr, Mikel meet next week in London
Sat, 11 May 2019
Super Eagles Head Coach, Gernot Rohr will meet Captain Mikel John Obi in London next week before a final decision is made on his selection for next months Africa Cup of Nations, AOIFootball.com can exclusively report.Despite not featuring in any of the Eagles qualification matches prior to the tournament, Rohr maintains that Mikel remains a vital part of his team and will wait for him to make a final decision on his international career.Rohrs visit to the Middlesbrough midfielder will quash spec
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Onnoghen loses again
Sat, 11 May 2019
The Court of Appeal in Abuja on Thursday dismissed four interlocutory appeals filed by former Chief Justice of Nigeria (CJN), Justice Walter Onnoghen, against some of the decisions of the Code of Conduct Tribunal (CCT) in the course of his trial before the tribunal.A three-man panel of the court, led by Justice Stephen Adah, in four judgments, held that events have overtaken most of the reliefs sought in the appeals and could no longer be granted, since substantive trial has been concluded. The
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EXPOSED! Syndicate behind poisonous ponmo busted in 10-hour operation
Sat, 11 May 2019
THE relentless search for the syndicate behind the distribution of a poisonous brand of cow hide delicacy, popularly called ponmo, finally yielded result last Saturday. Two weeks ago, The Nation had broken the story that poisonous ponmo was in circulation in Lagos. And, following the wide reactions it generated, the reporter wentabout the task of unravelling the syndicate behind the unwholesome business and how they normally delivered the poisonous item at a big warehouse in lgando area of the L
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How I was abducted, raped
Sat, 11 May 2019
A female senior lecturer (name withheld) in one of the tertiary institutions in Rivers State who was kidnapped in Port Harcourt and raped in the forest of Emohua Local Government Area of Rivers, has disclosed how she miraculously escaped from the kidnappers den. Three of the suspects, Uche Iberi, 21, an indigene of Rumuakwude in Emohua LGA of Rivers; Destiny Kemka, 21, also from Rumuakwude; and Chile Worlu, 36, from Emohua LGA, confessed yesterday that they participated in the kidnap and that on
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Miyetti Allah: Presidency replies Ohanaeze
Sat, 11 May 2019
The Presidency yesterday described as absolute falsehood the allegation that the Federal Government gave N100billion to Miyetti Allah, an association of Fulani herders, for dubious reasons.Malam Garba Shehu, the Presidents Senior Special Assistant on Media and Publicity who was responding to comments credited to Ohanaeze Ndigbo and Afenifere said: We are pleased that Afenifere and Ohanaeze Ndigbo found our insights worthy of attention even when they disagreed with our view that they, as socio-cu
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Oyetola: Appeal Court averted monumental tragedy, says Aregbesola
Sat, 11 May 2019
The immediate past governor of Osun State, Ogbeni Rauf Aregbesola, has described the Thursday verdict of the Court of Appeal, which restored the victory of Governor Gboyega Oyetola, as satisfactory, saying that justice has been served.He said from the perspectives of substantive justice for the people and the point of law, the appellate court did the right thing.In a statement titled Justice is served, issued by the ex-governors media adviser, Mr Sola Fasure, in Osogbo, Ogbeni Aregbesola observe
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UTME results ll be released today JAMB Registrar
Sat, 11 May 2019
Registrar, Joint Admissions and Matriculation Board, Prof. Is-haq Oloyede, yesterday said the board would release the 2018 Unified Tertiary Matriculation Board today.He said the board would give details of the results to reporters on the same day.The 2019 UTME was conducted between April 11 and 18 this year.He said: We had a meeting yesterday. And so, we are releasing our results tomorrow (today).Meanwhile, the board yesterday paraded one of its staff caught collecting N25, 000 from an admission
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New emirates: Court stops Ganduje as Kano governor appoints Bayeros son, 3 others as emirs
Sat, 11 May 2019
A High Court sitting in Kano yesterday issued an order against the appointment of four new emirs in the ancient city.The ruling, however, coincided with Governor Abdullahi Gandujes appointment of Aminu Ado Bayero, son of the late Emir of Kano Ado Bayero, and three others as new emirs.Ruling in an ex parte motion dated May 10, 2019 and filed by Hon. Sule Gwarzo, Justice Nasiru Saminu restrained Ganduje, the Kano State House of Assembly and the Speaker, Clerk of the Assembly, the Attorney-General
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Governor-elect in search of First Lady takes new wife
Sat, 11 May 2019
UNKNOWN to many, the success of a governorship candidate in the just concluded elections threw up a completely new challenge for him and members of his family. Although the governor-elect was married to a couple of women at the time he won the election, he considered none of them befitting of his new status as the popularly elected executive governor of a state in the Middle Belt zone.For a man that had just won a keenly contested governorship election, however, the challenge of sourcing a smoot
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May & Baker marks World Malaria Day with free test
Sat, 11 May 2019
May & Baker has been campaigning to reduce the burden of malaria through the introduction of several life-saving interventions including free test.The latest intervention is Malact, one of Nigerias most effective anti-malaria drug.As part of its corporate social responsibility initiatives on World Malaria Day to create awareness on the scourge, the company organised a free Malaria testing and drug distribution outreach for over 250 residents of Moshalashi Alhaja, Agege, a highly populated su
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LASWA distributes 1000 life jackets to Ojo, Badagry boat operators
Sat, 11 May 2019
To ensure safety on its inland waterways, the Lagos State Waterways Authority (LASWA), on Thursday, distributed 1,000 life-jackets to boat operators operating along the Ojo and Badagry corridor.The Managing Director, LASWA, Damilola Emmanuel, said about 300 of the 1,000 life-jackets dished out were for children.According to him, it was deliberately done as his agency wants better safety for school children who commute on water.He added that another reason life-jackets for children were procured
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Garba Shehu on Afenifere, Ohanaeze and Miyetti Allah
Sat, 11 May 2019
ON Tuesday, Presidential spokesman, Garba Shehu, needlessly courted controversy when he likened the Yoruba socio-cultural group, Afenifere, and the Igbo socio-cultural group, Ohanaeze Ndigbo, to the Miyetti Allah Cattle Breeders Association of Nigeria (MACBAN). Mallam Shehu was a guest on a Channels Television programme, Sunrise Daily, where he made the controversial comparison. He had tried to justify the groups legitimacy, suggesting that their raison dtre was neither criminal nor unusual. Acc
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DONT COME TO CRY AT MY GRAVE, HELP ME NOWAILING NOLLYWOOD ACTOR FADEYI OLORO
Sat, 11 May 2019
It is no longer news that famed Yoruba actor, Ojo Arowosafe, who is more popularly known as Fadeyi Oloro, is sick and in need of medical attention. In this interview with DUPE AYINLA-OLASUNKANMI, the actor, who is down with complications resulting from tuberculosis and presently staying in Ado-Odo, Ogun State, away from the buzz surrounding him, speaks on his state of health and other issues. HERE have been lots of reports on your death’Emi ma re o (this is me). I am not dead o.How are you
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Politics devoid of fan craze
Sat, 11 May 2019
UNTIL religious organisations lose membership by half over failed prophecies or inept leadership of their leaders would political fanaticism wane. However, recent events have proved that social fanaticism which endears revelers especially to entertainers has no much space in politics.Wikipedia describes a fan, a fanatic, an aficionado or supporter as a person who is enthusiastically devoted to something or somebody, usually to a band, a sports team, a genre, a book, a movie or an entertainer.The
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Mercy Johnson to headline Handle IT Africa conference
Sat, 11 May 2019
NOLLYWOOD superstar Mercy Johnson Okojie, is set to headline the third edition of Handle it Africa conference. Themed Social Media: Extending the Frontiers , the conference holds on May 17, 2019 at Oriental Hotel, Victoria Island, Lagos.Organisers said that the third edition of the conference was designed to help brands and individuals to strategically harness the benefits of the social media. It will approach social media from a new perspective, highlighting the best ways to not only maximize t
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Ogun to give Ayinla Omowuras house a facelift
Sat, 11 May 2019
THE Itoko, Abeokuta residence of the late Apala music maestro, Ayinla Waidi Omowura, is to be renovated by the Ogun State government as part of measures at recognising and immortalising some notable music icons from the state.The gesture is also aimed at preserving the late music legends achievements by turning the house into a tourist site. This effort is coming barely two weeks after the state government unveiled the late Fela Anikulapo Kutis family house in Abeokuta as Kuti Heritage Museum, i
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To be recognised is truly a blessing Nenny B
Sat, 11 May 2019
MTV Base VJ, Nenny B, who won the TV Personality of the Year award at the Nigeria Hype Awards held last month has said to be recognised for living her dream is a blessing .The award ceremony held at Jevinik Place, Ikeja GRA, Lagos. Others honoured at the same event included Nkechi Blessing Sunday, CDQ, Efa Iwara, Small Doctor, Zlatan Ibile, T Classic, Zainab Balogun, Olumide Oworu and others.Working on television has always been a dream of mine, she said.Being able to live out my dream is still
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LightYear Entertainment to honour Gandhi with Indo African Peace Festival
Sat, 11 May 2019
AS the United Nations and the government of India celebrate the 150th anniversary of Mahatma Gandhi, LightYear Entertainment is in partnership with the High Commission of India in Nigeria to stage an Indo African Peace Festival in Lagos and Abuja.Some events slated for the festival include Gandhi: The Musical holding on August 9, 2019, Game of Peace concert, Indo African Fashion Week, Peace Exhibition, Peace March and Peace Symposium taking place at multiple venues across Lagos.The peace festiva
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DJ Cuppy kicks off Abena tour, to gift fans trip
Sat, 11 May 2019
FANS of DJ Cuppy will have a chance to win an all-expense paid trip to Ghana with the kick-off of Abena Media Tour competition as she drops her new release titled Abena.To win the all-expense paid trip, participants will perform three tasks before the deadline on May 12, 2019.The first task requires participants to watch the Abena music video on YouTube and answer the pop up questions that come up as the video plays and then comment something fun about Ghana in the YouTube comment of the music v
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KUNLE AFOLAYAN, RITA DOMINIC, OTHERS TAKE NOLLYWOOD TO CANNES
Sat, 11 May 2019
FROM May 14 to 25, 2019, Nigerian delegates will join the rest of the world as Pavillon Afriques berths at the Cannes Film Festival in France.Expected are participants from Uganda, Kenya, South Africa, Tanzania, Ethiopia, Rwanda, Niger, Togo, Ghana, Burkina Faso, Gabon, Djibouti and four other African countries and its Diaspora from countries such as USA, Jamaica, Brazil, Guyana, Guadeloupe, Martinique.Nollywood heavyweights like Kunle Afolayan, Tope Oshin, Joke Silva, Mildred Okwo, Chioma Udeh,
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Mo Abudu on Rolex Awards jury
Sat, 11 May 2019
MEDIA mogul Mo Abudu, will join a jury for the 2019 Rolex Awards billed to hold in June, at Washington DC, US.Mo disclosed on her Instagram account that she was invited to join the jury in FebruaryHello beautiful people. Earlier this year in February, I was invited to join the Jury of the #RolexAwards. I had the privilege of meeting and spending a few days in London with executives from Rolex, my co jury members and we had the opportunity to evaluate the most incredible and diverse set of projec
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AY, Gbenga Adeyinka, takes Happiness to Nigerians
Sat, 11 May 2019
COMEDIANS AY and Gbenga Adeyinka thrilled their fans, courtesy of Maltina, the brand, with a new initiative tagged Happiness in the Little Things. The brand is set to bring happiness to the lives of everyday Nigerians.Running in series, the campaign will highlight different little moments in which people derive joy from.Happiness comes in various ways and forms, read a statement from the brand representative.It could come from instances as random as getting back home after a long day and taking
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TCN explains collapse of national grid
Sat, 11 May 2019
The Transmission Company of Nigeria (TCN) said the collapse of the National Grid on May 8, at 2:32p.m was caused by a multiple tripping on its substation in Onitsha, Anambra.The Managing Director of TCN, Mr Mohammed Usman, made the disclosure at a news conference in Abuja on Friday.The national electricity grid had on Wednesday, experienced some disturbances resulting in reduction of electricity allocation to electricity distribution companies in the country.Mohammed also said that the collapse
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Multichoice announces call for 2019 talent factory academy
Sat, 11 May 2019
MultiChoice has announced call for entry for the second edition of the MultiChoice TalentFactory Academy (MTF) programme.The talent factory academy was launched in May 2018 as part of MultiChoice Africas corporate shared value (CSV) initiative to ignite Africas creative industry through TV and film-making.The programme is open to candidates with industry experience or a relevant post-school qualification in film-making to hone their television and film production skills under the guidance and me
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