Today’s The Nation Newspaper Headlines Monday 10th June 2019.

Today’s The Nation Newspaper Headlines

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Lagos to train 825 health workers
Mon, 10 Jun 2019
The Lagos State Government is to train 825 health workers on personal and work etiquette and professional core values, Permanent Secretary, Ministry of Health Dr Titilayo Goncalves has said.This, the government said, would foster qualitative health care service delivery and increase patients utilisation of efficient and affordable health services in all state-owned health facilities.The workers consist of core health staff and other professionals working in the health sector within the senior ma
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Presidential task team impounds 120 trucks
Mon, 10 Jun 2019
ONE HUNDRED AND TWENTY trucks were impounded by the Presidential task team on the clearance of Apapa Ports roads during its two-week exercise.Head of the enforcement team Hakeem Olusegun Odumosu, a Commissioner of Police, said the trucks had been moved to Lagos State Traffic Management Authority (LASTMA) yard at Oshodi.He said the trucks would not be released without presidential directive.The Task team Executive Vice-Chairman Kayode Opeifa is expected to brief the Vice-President Prof Yemi Osinb
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JAMB to announce admission cut-off marks tomorrow
Mon, 10 Jun 2019
THE cut-off marks for the 2019/2020 admission will tomorrow be fixed by the Joint Admissions and Matriculation Board at a policy meeting with stakeholders at Gbongan, Osun State.Dropping the hint in a statement yesterday in Abuja, JAMBs Head of Information Dr. Fabian Benjamin said the official cut-off marks would announced at the end of the policy meeting.He advised candidates to disregard any cut-off mark being peddled by fraudsters, describing it as fake.Benjamin said: The clarification became
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UTMEs best Ekene gets scholarship in Lagos
Mon, 10 Jun 2019
Overall best candidate in this years Unified Tertiary Matriculation Examination (UTME) Ekene Franklin Ezeunala formally received his $40,000 presidential scholarship award from the representatives of the Academic City College, Ghana, at the weekend in Lagos.The presentation was witnessed by his mother, Mrs Chinelo Ezeunala; a team from his school (Meiran Community Senior High School), led by the Vice Principal, Mrs Toyin Ogunleye and Prof Adewale Solarin, who runs the non-profit organisation, In
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Dangote seeks law on gender equality
Mon, 10 Jun 2019
The President/Chief Executive of Dangote Industries Limited, Alhaji Aliko Dangote, has called for a law promoting gender equality in the country.He spoke at this years Women Corporate Directors lecture sponsored by Aliko Dangote Foundation.The business mogul called for legislative backing that will allow a certain percentage of women in public or private sectors work force.He said: We can start with a proportion of, say, 30 women to 70 men on the board.Dangote noted that increasing the number of
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Third Republics Rep urges Fed Govt to reward ex-lawmakers
Mon, 10 Jun 2019
The Oniworo of Iworo Kingdom in Lagos State, Oba Idris Oladele Kosoko, has urged the Federal Government to recognise members of the National Assembly who were affected by the annulment of the poll said to have been won by Chief M. K. O Abiola.The monarch and Third Republic House of Representative member for Badagry hailed the Federal Government for its magnanimous gesture to the man strongly believed to have sacrificed so much for Nigerias democratic struggle.But he saw loopholes in the arrangem
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NCS, Benin Customs begin sensitisation on connectivity
Mon, 10 Jun 2019
The Nigeria Customs Service (NCS) and the Customs administration of neighbouring Republic of Benin have finalised the technical aspects of connectivity and are set to sensitise stakeholders tomorrow on the business process and the inherent benefits in the project. Connectivity between both Customs administrations is expected to achieve ease of doing business, promote trade, prevent revenue losses and curb smuggling across their common borders.The new initiative, said to be a step further in the
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Oyegun destroyed APC in Oyo, other states, says party chief
Mon, 10 Jun 2019
Prominent leader of the All Progressive Congress (APC) in Oyo State and Chairman of National Lottery Commission, Alhaji Fatai Ibikunle, has recounted how former National Chairman of the party, Chief John Odigie-Oyegun, allegedly caused the loss it suffered in Oyo and some other states.He expressed consternation at the statement credited to the former national chairman challenging the competence of Adams Oshiomhole to be the ruling partys national chairman.The former chairmans statement has raise
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AbdulRazaq condoles with ThisDay MD over wifes death
Mon, 10 Jun 2019
Kwara State Governor AbdulRahman AbdulRazaq has condoled with ThisDay Managing Director Eniola Bello over the death of his wife, Helen.I pray the Almighty God to give the family the fortitude to bear this sad loss. We stand by your family in this trying hour and we pray the Almighty God to continue to comfort you, AbdulRazaq said in a statement by his Chief Press Secretary, Rafiu Ajakaye.Read Also:Kwara: Not yet time to celebrateThe statement described Helens death as very painful, adding that t
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Peace deal: Court to determine fate of new Emirates in Kano
Mon, 10 Jun 2019
THE four-man committee on the feud between Kano State Governor Abdullahi Ganduje and Emir Muhammad Sanusi II has left the fate of the new emirates for the court to decide.The committee, however, succeeded in persuading the governor to stay action on the ongoing probe of the Emir for alleged N3.4 billion fraud, which Sanusi said was non-existence.But the Emir has been advised to stop making political comments.The two parties are expected to continue to explore dialogue on grey areas which caused
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Four aspirants, Dogaras loyalists plotting against Gbajabiamila
Mon, 10 Jun 2019
Barely 48 hours to the inauguration of the 9th National Assembly, four aspirants for House Speaker and some former Speaker Yakubu Dogaras supporters are ganging up against the choice of the All Progressives Congress (APC), Hon. Femi Gbajabiamila, The Nation learnt last night.The aspirants are Nkiruka Onyejeocha (Abia); Olatunbosun Olajide; John Dyegh (Benue); and Umar Bago (Niger).Also, plans to disrupt voting during tomorrows inauguration of the House have been uncovered.Security agencies are s
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EFCC fails to enforce Appeal Courts verdict on police pension thief Yusuf
Mon, 10 Jun 2019
More than one year after the Court of Appeal in Abuja sentenced a former Assistant Director in the Federal Civil Service, John Yakubu Yusuf, to a two-year jail term upon his conviction for the theft of about N24 billion from the Police Pension Funds, the convict is still walking about as a free man.The Nation learnt that the agency that prosecuted the case and appealed up to the Court of Appeal the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) failed to ensure the enforcement of the judgment
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APC governors back Lawan, Gbajabiamila
Mon, 10 Jun 2019
All Progressives Congress (APC) governors endorsed Senator Ahmed Lawan and Hon. Femi Gbajabiamila for Senate President and Speaker of the House of Representatives.Rising from their inaugural meeting in Abuja last night, the governors asked all party members to vote for the two leaders, saying they were solidly behind the decision of the party.Chairman of the forum and Kebbi State Governor Atiku Bagudu told reporters after the meeting that they believed that the partys leadership took the right d
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Borroffice steps down for Omo-Agege
Mon, 10 Jun 2019
The All Progressives Congress (APC) candidate for Senate President, Dr. Ahmad Lawan, and other senators-elect on Saturday night met with Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) senators-elect ahead of the inauguration of the National Assembly tomorrow.But Lawan and APC senators-elect avoided any commitment on who will be deputy Senate president or the number of committees to be conceded to the opposition party.Lawan, who promised fairness and equity for all, said since he was nominated by APC, only his p
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Pendulum effect in Imo
Mon, 10 Jun 2019
Power changed hands in Imo State, resulting in the pendulum effect. Governor Emeka Ihedioha of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) wasnt expected to continue on the path of former governor Rochas Okorocha of the All Progressives Congress (APC), even though it is said that government is a continuum.Indeed, the Ihedioha administrations move to probe the Okorocha administration demonstrates discontinuity. It is curious that the eight-member committee set up to investigate Okorochas performance in hi
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Democracy Day: Abiolas family hails Buhari
Mon, 10 Jun 2019
The son of the late Chief Moshood Abiola, Jamiu, has hailed the decision of President Muhammadu Buhari to declare June 12 as Democracy Day.He said: Making June 12 Democracy Day was the right step in the right direction. Others will now be motivated to be more patriotic, bearing in mind that they now live in a Nigeria that recognises its heroes.Jamiu, third child of the late Alhaja Kudirat Abiola and Shettima Rasheed of Borno, also hailed the decision to delcare her mother as martyr of democracy.
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Falola: Nigeria cannot develop with 1999 Constitution
Mon, 10 Jun 2019
United States-based Professor Toyin Falola has called for an overhaul of the 1999 Constitution for the country to make progress. The University of Texas, Austin teacher spoke in Lagos on President Muhammadu Buharis re-election, insecurity and other national issues. Assistant Editor LEKE SALAUDEEN reports.Nigeria has achieved 20 years of uninterrupted democratic governance. What do you think should be done to deepen democracy in the country’In terms of the formalism of democracy, in which el
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June 12: How will history remember Babangida
Mon, 10 Jun 2019
President Muhammadu Buhari-led Federal Government laid the ghost of June 12 to rest when it declared the day as the authentic Democracy Day. Twenty-six years after the annulment of that presidential election by the then military president, General Ibrahim Babangida, it has become an important milestone in the countrys political history. Deputy Political Editor RAYMOND MORDI looks at the place of Babangida in history because of the role he played in the June 12 saga.AFTER 26 years struggle, histo
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OGFZA, Axxela sign MoU
Mon, 10 Jun 2019
A subsidiary of the Oil and Gas Free Zones Authority (OGFZA), Free Zone Global Investment Limited (FGIL), has signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) with Axxela Limited for a partnership to build power infrastructure for cheap and quality electricity supply to the Onne/Ikpokiri Free Zone in Rivers State.FGIL, an energy solutions company is OGFZAs investment arm of and Axxela is a leading power and gas company.
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LSE hosts Ecobank after $500m eurobond issuance
Mon, 10 Jun 2019
Following its successful $500 million Eurobond issuance, Ecobank Transnational Incorporated , the Lom-based parent company of the Ecobank Group, was hosted by the London Stock Exchange (LSE) to a market opening ceremony to celebrate the featThe bond was oversubscribed with strong demand from international investors in the United Kingdom, United States, Europe, Middle East, Asia and Africa. It follows on from Ecobanks 2017 convertible bond issuance on the International Securities Market.The five-
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53 African countries for trade expo
Mon, 10 Jun 2019
Expo Changsha, the capital city of central Chinas Hunan province, hosts the first China-Africa Economic and Trade Expo from June 27 to 29.A total of 53 African countries are expected to attend the event, aiming to expand their economic and trade relationship with the worlds second-largest economy.He Baoxiang, Hunans deputy governor, said that more than 1,500 foreign guests, over 5,000 domestic guests, as well as more than 3,500 exhibitors, buyers, and professional visitors are expected to attend
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Stallion Motors unveils mini trucks
Mon, 10 Jun 2019
The commercial division of Stallion Motors Nigeria has unveiled the KY5 and KY10 Light Commercial Vehicles for the local market.The vehicles, better known as mini-trucks in the Nigerian parlance, are designed to cater for the growing demand for functional One-ton and Two-ton payload vehicles.The introduction is in fulfillment of the local auto companys commitment to making cargo vehicles affordable to the emerging small and medium enterprise sector.According to the companys Head of Sales and Mar
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Why oil blocks were not allocated in four years
Mon, 10 Jun 2019
The oil and gas industry remains the mainstay of the economy. This is why issues around it have effects negative or positive on the nation. A knotty issue that has always generated controversy in the sector is the allocation of oil blocks and the renewal of licences. In this encounter with reporters in Abuja, the former Minister of State, Petroleum, Dr. Emmanuel Kachikwu, revealed that the need to clear the Augean stable in the sector was a major factor for the President Muhammadu Buhari admin
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Developing partnerships with govts to offer agric insurance
Mon, 10 Jun 2019
The International Labour Organisation (ILO) has said six out of 10 Kenyans depend on farming, livestock or fishing for a living, and a majority are smallholder farmers.According to a report by the organisation, these farmers are particularly vulnerable to climate risks.The report stated that since 2008, the Kenyan government, the private sector and development partners have collaborated and experimented to develop the agricultural insurance market.The report read: Usually, public-private insuran
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Concerns over banks NPLs, forex exposure
Mon, 10 Jun 2019
The Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN)-led Monetary Policy Committee (MPC) has expressed worry over the concentration and high non-performing loans (NPLs) in banks.The committee decried the persistent risks in the financial system, especially the high foreign exchange (Forex) exposure of banks, particularly to entities that do not earn forex.CBN Deputy Governor, Edward Lametek, a member of the MPC, disclosed this in a statement on the MPC meeting, posted on the CBNs website. He reiterated that the co
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Nigerias trade balance moderates 4.8% to N831.6b
Mon, 10 Jun 2019
The National Bureau of Statistics (NBS) data has shown that Nigerias trade balance remained in a surplus but moderated 4.8 per cent to N831.6 billion in the first quarter of the year as imports expanded faster than exports.Imports continued to accelerate, increasing 25.8 per cent and 3.4 per cent on a Year-on-Year and Quarter-on-Quarter basis respectively.This was mainly driven by an expansion in the importation of capital goods and industrial supplies as there was a surprising contraction in fu
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African insurers, others brainstorm in South Africa
Mon, 10 Jun 2019
The 46th African Insurance Conference (AIO) has begun with about 1000 delegates from the industry across the world in Johannesburg, South Africa to brainstorm on the way forward for the African Continent.The conference with the theme: Insurance penetration in Africa: Insuring the uninsured, would end on Thursday.Chief Operating Officer (COO), Allianz Africa and Deputy President, AIO 2019, Delphine Maidou said the conference is an African Insurance Exchange yearly convention.According to the orga
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SA Chambers data shows business confidence waned in May
Mon, 10 Jun 2019
South Africas business sentiment and conditions deteriorated in May, data from the South Africa Chamber of Commerce and Industry (Sacci) and Standard Bank showed.Saccis business confidence index waned from 93.7 points in April to 93 points in May on the rands depreciation against the major currencies with the decline of the JSE all-share index, poor vehicle sales and depressed retail sales weighing further on sentiment.Sacci chief executive Alan Mukoki said although business confidence was not a
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