Today’s The Nation Newspaper Headlines Friday 7th June 2019.

Today’s The Nation Newspaper Headlines

Lagos Assembly sat 216 times, passed 43 bills into law
Fri, 07 Jun 2019
The eighth Lagos State House of Assembly sat 216 times in the past four years, passed 43 bills into law, passed over 200 resolutions and recorded death of one lawmaker.The Assembly ended yesterday with a special parliamentary valedictory session with members recounting their experiences.One of the lawmakers, who defected to the All Progressives Congress (APC), Victor Akande, said Speaker Mudashiru Obasa encouraged him to switch camp to the ruling party.Read also:Lagos Assembly moves to penalise
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Eighth House of Reps passed record 352 bills, 1,413 motions
Fri, 07 Jun 2019
The eighth House of Representatives officially ended yesterday but it scored itself high.The House claimed that it surpassed previous parliaments in discharging its legislative responsibilities.Speaker Yakubu Dogara, at the valedictory session of the House, said the life of the House terminates at midnight on June 9.The outgoing Chairman of Rules and Business Committee, Edward Pwajok, who presented the score card of the eighth House, said many live-touching motions and bills were passed by the l
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Abacha and abiding sleaze
Fri, 07 Jun 2019
That sleaze abides still, in the blasted memory of Sani Abacha, 21 years after his controversial expiry, shows the futility of a life devoted to corruption and venality.And it is instructive: just on the virtual eve of the full rehabilitation of MKO Abiolas memory, with the inauguration of June 12 as the yearly national Democracy Day, all that whiffed back, from Abacha, is stinking sleaze, which motive you cant even understand even if you try.Did the man plan to live 10 lives 10 lives without
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Owoeye elected Osun Speaker
Fri, 07 Jun 2019
Osun State Governor Adegboyega Oyetola yesterday urged members of the House of Assembly to work for the socio-economic development of the state.He also advised them to see themselves as partners in progress by keying into his administrations people-oriented and development-focused policies and programmes.Oyetola spoke after inaugurating the seventh Osun State House of Assembly in Osogbo, the state capital.The 26-member Assembly unanimously elected Timothy Adigun Oladiji Owoeye (Ilesa East) as Sp
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APC restates confidence in Oshiomhole
Fri, 07 Jun 2019
WITH a vote of confidence passed in its National Chairman Adams Oshiomhole, the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC) rose yesterday from its 38th regular National Working Committee (NWC) meeting.The NWC, which considered several issues, among which was the state of the party, resolved also raised a disciplinary panel headed by former Ekiti Statec governor and National Vice Chairman (South), Otunba Niyi Adebayo.A communique signed by the partys National Publicity Secretary, Lanre Issa-Onilu rea
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Kudos for OGFZA on Ease of Doing Business
Fri, 07 Jun 2019
The Senior Staff Association of Statutory and Government-owned Companies in Nigeria has congratulated the Oil and Gas Free Zones Authority (OGFZA) for earning top ranking as the best Federal Governments agency in the implementation of the Ease of Doing Business policy.OGFZA was honoured with the ranking plaque at a high profile ceremony in the Presidential Villa chaired by Vice President Yemi Osinbajo.Osinbajo is the chairman of the Presidential Enabling Business Environment Council (PEBEC), whi
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How eighth Senate touched lives of Nigerians, by Saraki
Fri, 07 Jun 2019
Senators had a sobering day yesterday when outgoing Senate President Bukola Saraki adjourned the Eighth Senate sine die after a six-hour valedictory session.The session gave the senators the opportunity to reel out what they did in their four-year stay at the upper chamber.Saraki, who capped the session with a 39-paragraph speech, gave conditions for harmonious relationship between the Legislature and the Executive.The outgoing Senate President said the invasion of the National Assembly by armed
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I will lead Bayelsa by example
Fri, 07 Jun 2019
Dr. Franklin Osaisai is a governorship aspirant on the platform of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in Bayelsa State. In this interview with reporters in Lagos, he explains why he wants to be governor, challenges facing the state and other issues. MUSA ODOSHIMOKHE was there. Why are you throwing yourself in the governorship race’ I was lucky to have been appointed as the pioneer executive chairman of the Nigerian Atomic Energy Commission, and I was quite happy to have done that job for 11
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Nollywood actress Monalisa Chindas tax case adjourned till October 10
Fri, 07 Jun 2019
A Lagos High Lagos in Igbosere Thursday fixed October 10 to resume the trial of Nollywood actress and producer, Monalisa Chinda-Coker, for alleged tax evasion.The trial should have resumed on Wednesday, June 5, but proceedings were stalled due to the Eid-Il-Fitr holiday.Chinda-Coker is facing a two-count charge of failure to file annual tax returns and pay income tax in respect of her company, Monalisa Code Productions, for six years.According to the charge,marked LD/5712c/2017,Monalisa Code Pro
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Answer your query, Yakasai tells Emir Sanusi
Fri, 07 Jun 2019
Elder statesman and Second Republic on House of matters, Alhaji Tanko Yakassai, has charged the investigators of the alleged financial mismanagement of Kano Emirate Council to be objective and impartial in the discharge of their responsibilities.Reacting to the reported query that was issued to the Emir of Kano, Alhaji Muhammad Sanusi, on Thursday, the elder statesman maintained that a query should not be a cause of worry or surprise as it is a normal process of establishing the truth in any mat
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There should be electoral reforms before 2023, says Osoba
Fri, 07 Jun 2019
Two-time governor of Ogun State Aremo Olusegun Osoba spoke with reporters in Lagos on the 26th anniversary of the June 12, 1993 presidential election, the recognition of June 12 as Democracy Day and the imperative of electoral reforms. Group Political Editor EMMANUEL OLADESU was there.What is the significance of June 12 as Democracy Day and public holiday’The significance of June 12 is that the June 12, 1993 election created the current political dispensation we now enjoy. It was the sacrif
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June 12: SGF expresses satisfaction with level of preparedness
Fri, 07 Jun 2019
Mr Boss Mustapha, the Secretary to the Government of the Federation on Thursday in Abuja expressed satisfaction with the level of preparation for the June 12 Democracy Day celebration.Mustapha disclosed this when he led members of the 2019 Presidential Inauguration and June 12 Democracy Day celebration committee on inspection of facilities at Eagle Square, the venue of the celebration.He said that the expectation of Nigerians on the Democracy Day celebration was high and that the committee would
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Niger Delta leaders decry marginalisation
Fri, 07 Jun 2019
Niger Delta leaders have decried the marginalisation of the Southsouth, particularly Delta State.The leaders Delta State has not been given attention like Bayelsa, Akwa-Ibom and Cross River in the appointment of Chairman and Managing Director of the Niger Delta Development Commission (NDDC).At a meeting in Abuja, the leaders said it was the turn of Delta State to produce the chairman and managing director of the commission.The NDDC Act stated that the office of the chairman shall rotate among th
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Atiku reacts as NBC shuts-down AIT, Raypower
Fri, 07 Jun 2019
Former Vice-President and 2019 election Presidential candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), Atiku Abubakar has reacted to the suspension of the license of Daar Communication Plc, promoter of AIT, RAY POWER FM by the National Broadcasting Commission (NBC).Atiku made the reaction in a series of tweets on his official and twitter handle.He said, I am a lifelong democrat and throughout my political life, I have championed the principles of Separation of Powers. The Legislature has been cha
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Why Northcentral deserves SGF in Buharis second term
Fri, 07 Jun 2019
A group, the Next Level Programme Coalition (NLPC), has urged President Muhammadu Buhari to appoint the next Secretary to the Government of the Federation (SGF) from the Northcentral zone.The group said President Buhari, being a pan-Nigerian leader, must ensure equal distribution of positions among the six geo-political zones in his second term tenure.It added that allotting the sensitive position to the zone would help in clearing the doubt that President Buhari only believed in the Northwest a
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Ninth Assembly: I see danger coming, says Ndume
Fri, 07 Jun 2019
Former Senate Leader, Mohammed Ali Ndume, on Thursday said that the Ninth National Assembly must work to protect its independence to avoid turbulent sessions.The Borno South senator said that the only thing every parliament has going for it is its independence which it must guard zealously.Ndume who is also one of the front runners for the position of the Senate President spoke while contributing to the valedictory session to mark the end of legislative business for the Eight Senate.He noted tha
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My loyalty to PDP burnt my fingers, says Lagos lawmaker
Fri, 07 Jun 2019
The last Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) lawmaker to defect to the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC) in the Lagos State House of Assembly, Dipo Olorunrinu, says his loyalty to PDP burnt his fingers.Olorunrinu (APC- Amuwo-Odofin I) disclosed this on the floor of the House at the Special Valedictory Session of the 8th Lagos Assembly on Thursday.Eight lawmakers were elected into the 40-member Lagos Assembly on the platform of the PDP in the 2015 general elections, but seven defected to the ruli
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8th Senate adjourns indefinitely as Saraki bows out
Fri, 07 Jun 2019
The 8th Senate, which was inaugurated on June 9, 2015 adjourned its legislative activities indefinitely after four years on Thursday.The senate adjourned indefinitely after the question was put by the President of the Senate, Dr Bukola Saraki and unanimously adopted by the lawmakers.News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports that although the life of the 8th senate stands officially dissolved, midnight of June 8, to pave way for inauguration of the 9th senate on June 11, with the indefinite adjournmen
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Ibom Air begins operations today
Fri, 07 Jun 2019
The Akwa Ibom state government said its airline, Ibom Air, will commence full-fledged commercial flight operations today.A statement from the Chief Press Secretary to Governor Udom Emmanuel, Mr. Ekerete Udoh said the airline is first commercial airline ever to be owned and operated by a state government anywhere in the country and indeed Africa.According to him, the airline is starting commercial operations having fulfilled all regulatory conditions and requirements by the regulatory authorities
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SEC invades Oando with armed policemen
Fri, 07 Jun 2019
Armed security personnel, acting on the directive of the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) on Thursday allegedly invaded Oandos head office in Lagos and disrupted the firms business operations.The security personnel became residents in Oandos Ozumba Mbadiwe office since June 3, and are said to be present at the reception, of all the office floors as well as the stairways, intimidating employees from doing their business for fear of accidental discharge.An employee of one of the corporate
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Nigeria loses N995.2b yearly to oil theft
Fri, 07 Jun 2019
Nigeria is losing N995.2 billion yearly to the activities of oil thieves, Nigerian Natural Resources Charter (NNRC) has said.Its Head, Dr Niyi Awodeyi, said the haphazard distribution of national wealth was a reason for the prevalence of this vice.Speaking to stakeholders from various sub sectors of the oil industry during a sensitisation programme, Awodeyi said the cash lost to crude oil theft could reduce the poverty index of Nigerians.He said poor governance of oil revenue and corruption, lac
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MTN blackmailed NCC to reduce $5.2b fine
Fri, 07 Jun 2019
The former Minister of Communication, Adebayo Shittu, on Thursday said MTN practically blackmailed the Federal Government to reduce the $5.2 billion fine imposed on it by the National Communication Commission (NCC) over subscriber identity module (SIM) card registration infraction.He said the telco told President Muhammadu Buhari that if they were made to pay the fine, they may have to shut down operation and sack all their workers. This, MTN said may have negative impact on the banking sectors
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World Bank: economy in slowest growth
Fri, 07 Jun 2019
The World Bank on Thursday said the global economy has slowed to its lowest pace in three years.In its new report titled: World Banks June 2019 Global Economic Prospects: Heightened Tensions, Subdued Investment, the bank said trade and investment have been weaker than expected at the start of the year, and economic activity in major advanced economies, emerging market and developing economies has been softer than previously anticipated.It blamed unreliable government policy for the drought of ne
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Address security, NUPENG urges Buhari
Fri, 07 Jun 2019
oil workers have urged President Muhammadu Buhari to urgently address rising insecurity, saying the security architecture is in dire straight.Acting under the aegis of the Nigeria Union of Petroleum and Natural Gas Workers (NUPENG), the workers decried the scourge of kidnapping, armed banditry, communal clashes, insurgency, advance-fee scam, cyber fraud, Boko Haram, armed robbery, ritual killings, herder-farmer conflicts, cattle rustling and youth restiveness, among others.NUPENG President Willi
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FrieslandCampina WAMCO fetes 1,000 dairy farmers
Fri, 07 Jun 2019
FrieslandCampina WAMCO, makers of Peak and Three Crowns dairy brands, has treated over 1,000 dairy farmers to a surprise Peak Breakfast as part of activities to celebrate this years World Milk Day.The World Milk Day is celebrated every June 1, and was established by the United Nations Food and Agricultural Organisation (UNFAO).It is an opportunity to raise global awareness on the importance of milk as a healthy diet, responsible food production and supporting dairy farm communities.Addressing fa
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Ministry urges PENGASSAN not to forget Johnsons family
Fri, 07 Jun 2019
The Permanent Secretary, Federal Ministry of Labour and Employment, William Alo, has urged Petroleum and Natural Gas Senior Staff Association of Nigeria (PENGASSAN), not to forget the family of its late president, Comrade Francis Olabode Johnson.Speaking when he led a delegation of the management staff of the Ministry on a condolence visit to the office of PENGASSAN in Abuja, the Permanent Secretary pledged that government would sustain the industrial peace and harmony he fought for.He enjoined
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Nigeria on path to harnessing young persons potential
Fri, 07 Jun 2019
The United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA) has said Nigeria is on course in harnessing young peoples potential and empowering them for sustainable development.UNFPA Monitoring and Evaluation Specialist Mr. Pashe Dasogot, who disclosed this in Abuja, said 2019 is a celebratory year for UNFPA as it marks 50th Anniversary of its establishment and 25th Anniversary of International Conference on Population and Development.Dasogot said: One of our greatest achievements recently in Nigeria is that we h
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Lafarge launches ready-to-use tile adhesive
Fri, 07 Jun 2019
As part of its continuous drive for excellence in the building industry, Lafarge Africa Plc has launched a ready to use tile adhesive,Supafix,into the Nigerian market.Lafarges Supafix is a cementitious tile adhesive made of cement, aggregates, organic and inorganic additives. This product is designed for placing of ceramic tiles, flooring and walling applications, as indoor coating solutions.The introduction of Supafix into the Nigerian market is in line with Lafarges Strategy 2022 ,Building for
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