Today’s Thisday Newspaper Headlines Friday 24th May 2019

Today’s Thisday Newspaper Headlines

Fayemi’s Emergence as NGF Chair Positions Him as a S’West Numero Uno
Fri, 24 May 2019
Vows not to sacrifice national interest Victor Ogunje in Ado Ekiti With the election of Ekiti State Governor, Dr. Kayode Fayemi, as the Chairman of the Nigeria Governors’ Forum (NGF), the political calculations in the South-west could begin to change. As it happened in the past, governors who had chaired the NGF had used the []The post Fayemi’s Emergence as NGF Chair Positions Him as a S’West Numero Uno appeared first on THISDAYLIVE.
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Buhari, Governors Confirm Adamu as IG
Fri, 24 May 2019
Omololu Ogunmade in Abuja The Police Council, presided over by President Muhammadu Buhari, Thursday confirmed Mohammed Adamu as the substantive Inspector General of Police (IG). Consequently, Adamu who had been serving in acting capacity since January 15, this year, when his predecessor, Ibrahim Idris, bowed out of service, promised to restructure the Nigeria Police to []The post Buhari, Governors Confirm Adamu as IG appeared first on THISDAYLIVE.
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Senate Addresses Buhari’s Concerns, Passes PIG Bill
Fri, 24 May 2019
YABATECH upgrade bill, 12 others scale hurdles Park-and-pay system underway in FCT Deji Elumoye in Abuja The Senate yesterday passed 15 bills, including the reworked Petroleum Industry Governance Bill (PIGB), which President Muhammadu Buhari had earlier declined assent to. Among the bills passed is the FCT Directorate of Road Traffic Administration Service Bill 2019, which []The post Senate Addresses Buhari’s Concerns, Passes PIG Bill appeared first on THISDAYLIVE.
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Osinbajo to Outgoing Govs: Your Service Days Not over Yet
Fri, 24 May 2019
Omololu Ogunmade in Abuja Vice-President Yemi Osinbajo Thursday urged outgoing governors not to see their exit from power as an opportunity to run personal businesses or sleeping for long hours. Instead, they should see their exit from power as another opportunity to further serve the country in various capacities, using their influence for instance, to []The post Osinbajo to Outgoing Govs: Your Service Days Not over Yet appeared first on THISDAYLIVE.
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Masari Seeks Security Chiefs’ Help to Stop Killings
Fri, 24 May 2019
Suspends inauguration activities Shola Oyeyipo, Kingsley Nwezeh in Abuja and Francis Sardauna in Katsina Katsina State Governor, Alhaji Aminu Masari, has urged security chiefs to come up with measures to end the killings and kidnapping going on in his state. The governor said the deadly attacks, if unchecked, would hamper the state’s economic growth and []The post Masari Seeks Security Chiefs’ Help to Stop Killings appeared first on THISDAYLIVE.
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Ninth N’Assembly: Lawan, Gbajabiamila Extend Reach to Stakeholders
Fri, 24 May 2019
Hold consultations with APC govs, PDP lawmakers Goje meets Tinubu in Saudi Arabia Deji Elumoye and Shola Oyeyipo in Abuja The race for the leadership of the Ninth National Assembly is getting keener as the frontline aspirants to the Senate presidency and House of Representatives speakership extended their consultations to other critical stakeholders that would []The post Ninth N’Assembly: Lawan, Gbajabiamila Extend Reach to Stakeholders appeared first on THISDAYLIVE.
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At $67, Crude Oil Price on Track for Biggest Weekly Drop
Fri, 24 May 2019
Ejiofor Alike with agency reports Crude oil prices plunged to $67 per barrel Thursday, losing about five per cent as trade tensions dampened the demand outlook, putting the crude benchmarks on course for their biggest daily and weekly falls in six months. Reuters reported that oil coursed downward with other global markets as concerns grew []The post At $67, Crude Oil Price on Track for Biggest Weekly Drop appeared first on THISDAYLIVE.
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Atiku Calls for Lai Mohammed’s Arrest over False Alarm
Fri, 24 May 2019
Adedayo Akinwale in Abuja The presidential candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in the just concluded general election, Alhaji Atiku Abubakar, has demanded for the arrest of the Minister of Information and Culture, Alhaji Lai Muhammed, for raising false alarm that the PDP and its presidential candidate were planning to upstage the government of []The post Atiku Calls for Lai Mohammed’s Arrest over False Alarm appeared first on THISDAYLIVE.
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Again, ASUU Threatens Industrial Action
Fri, 24 May 2019
Iyobosa Uwugiaren in Abuja The Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU) yesterday threatened to disrupt academic activities through strike, accusing President Muhammadu Buhari-led government of not keeping to its own side of the bargain in the 2019 Memorandum of Action (MoA). The ASUU National President, Prof. Biodun Ogunyemi, who made this known in statement in []The post Again, ASUU Threatens Industrial Action appeared first on THISDAYLIVE.
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Court Convicts Ex-NIMASA Acting DG, Obi, to Be Sentenced May 28
Fri, 24 May 2019
Davidson Iriekpen Justice Mojisola Olatoregum of a Federal High Court in Lagos Thursday convicted a former Acting Director-General of the Nigerian Maritime Administration and Safety Agency (NIMASA), Calistus Obi, for N136 million fraud. The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) had preferred an eight-count charge against Obi, who was also a former Executive Director of []The post Court Convicts Ex-NIMASA Acting DG, Obi, to Be Sentenced May 28 appeared first on THISDAYLIVE.
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