Are Energy Drinks Bad For You?

Are Energy Drinks Bad For You?

By Tunde Oguntola
Years of research have identified a variety of serious health risks such as liver damage, increased blood pressure, tooth erosion and more associated with people who consume energy drinks,. TUNDE OGUNTOLA writes.

Reports have associated energy drinks with adverse health effects, most commonly related to the cardiovascular system. Caffeine content is probably the main culprit, but sugars also play a part, and so could other ingredients — or their combination. As with all things, energy drinks can do harm but their actually doing so depends on many factors, such as the amount being consumed and the health state of the consumer.

Between 2007 and 2019, population surveys reported that a good chunk of the young population drink energy drinks. So what makes energy drinks so popular among the young? The simple desire for an energy boost is a major factor, of course: energy drinks have become the coffee of a new generation, thanks to successful marketing campaigns and the resultant peer pressure. Other factors include availability, cost, and taste. Negative health effects seem a common experience but a small deterrent.

Energy drinks are usually marketed with the lure of more energy or a mental or physical boost, no thanks to those days when all you want to do is sleep even though somehow you have to find the energy to keep going. Maybe you have an interview at the end of the day or promised friends you’d make it to a late-night party.

Here are dangers of energy drinks:

Energy Drinks Can Kill

Globally, it was reported by Food and Drug Administration that 13 deaths were caused by 5-Hour Energy shots alone. At that time, an additional 30 life-threatening situations like heart attacks and convulsions were reported. Additional overdoses from energy drinks have been reported, particularly in children and teens.

Energy Drinks Contain Unhealthy Doses Of Caffeine

This may seem obvious. Of course an energy drink is packed with caffeine — it’s why it does its job so well. What’s worrisome is just how much caffeine energy drinks contain. While a typical serving of coffee has up to 150 milligrams of caffeine, some energy drinks contain up to 500 milligrams. Since caffeine is most absorbable in a solid form, energy drink companies add chemicals to the drink to make it more absorbable to the body and to ensure the customer gets that extra kick of energy. This accounts for the immediate pick-me-up effect of energy drinks and also explains the cases of insomnia, nervousness, and headaches that are reported.

Sugar Overload:

If you’re trying to lose weight or stay away from sweets, drinking an energy drink is the last thing you want to do. Some brands have up to 62 grams of sugar, which translates into roughly 15½ teaspoons of straight sugar. The crazy-high amounts of sugar make energy drinks chock-full of calories. Consider an energy drink as comparable in calorie content to a large bottle of soda.

You Can Become Addicted

Energy drinks seem harmless enough, but for some people, habitual caffeine consumption can lead to dependency. People who become addicted to energy drinks will experience classic withdrawal symptoms, such as headaches or fatigue. In addition to caffeine withdrawal, energy drink fanatics often experience caffeine intoxication, which includes feelings of nervousness, restlessness, and gastrointestinal disturbance while drinking the caffeine-heavy beverages.

They Can Cause Heart Problems

A study that looked at instances of cardiac problems after teens consumed energy drinks, found that energy drinks increase the risk of cardiac events, especially in teens with underlying heart conditions. This danger is increased further when mixed with exercise. The study determined that energy drinks should never be consumed before or after exercise or by people who have potential heart conditions.

They’re Dangerous When Combined With Medication

You probably already know mixing energy drinks and alcohol can be dangerous, but mixing energy drinks with medications should also be avoided. Some of the ingredients in common energy drinks can interact negatively with prescription medications, especially those taken for depression.

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If a Dog Bites You, Do These 7 Things Now

If a Dog Bites You, Do These 7 Things Now

Infection is the biggest danger

You’re playing with your dog, and somehow, between growls and tail wags, it can happen. Those canine teeth can bite or scratch. Or alternatively, you could be walking down a street and an unknown mutt can attack without warning.

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Either way, there are steps you need to take right away to treat the wound and reduce the risk of infection. You’ll need professional medical attention the same day.

A dog’s front teeth will grab and compress your tissue, and their smaller teeth can also tear your skin. The result is an open, jagged wound. If the wound becomes infected, it is often severe, says Emergency medicine physician Stephen Sayles III, MD.

“The No. 1 concern with these bites is infection,” he says. “You may need hospitalization and require intravenous antibiotics. You should always see a primary care provider if you’re bitten.”

No matter what, make sure you see a doctor within eight hours of a dog bite, he says. Waiting longer raises your infection risk. If you have diabetes or are immunocompromised, your infection risk is even greater.

7 steps to treating a dog bite
If a dog bites you, take these steps right away:

Press on the wound gently to cause some bleeding to help flush out as much bacteria as possible.
Wash the wound with mild soap and water.
Slow the bleeding with a clean cloth.
Apply over-the counter antibiotic cream if you have it.
Wrap the wound in a sterile bandage. Keep the wound bandaged and see your doctor.
Change the bandage several times a day once your doctor has examined the wound.
Watch for signs of infection, including redness, swelling, increased pain and fever.
What will your doctor do?
Your doctor will want to know more about the dog that bit you and how it happened. He or she will also likely clean the wound again, apply antibiotic ointment and prescribe antibiotics, such as Augmentin, if there’s an infection concern.

Your doctor may also give you a booster shot if your tetanus vaccine is out-of-date.

Depending on the wound, your doctor may also recommend stitches. Generally, though, dog wounds are left open to heal unless they are on the face or if they could leave particularly severe scars if left unsutured.

Bacteria from bites raises infection risk
Roughly 50 percent of dog bites introduce bacteria, including staphylococcus, streptococcus and pasteurella, as well as capnocytophaga.

Unvaccinated and feral dogs can also potentially carry — and transfer — rabies, so your doctor will want to know details about the dog that bit you.

Ultimately, Dr. Sayles says, caring for a dog bite is about keeping bacteria from causing an infection.

Stress, the silent killer

Stress, the silent killer

By Maje Ayida, Contributor

You are stressed. You cannot live in Lagos and not be stressed. It’s an extreme environment and I don’t think people realize that they can fight back, they can reverse the effects of stress on their lifestyles. You may not be clear what I mean when I talk about the effects. This explains why the life expectancy of the average Nigerian is so low.

Stress can have an enormous impact on your physical, emotional and mental health. It’s important to note that the body cannot distinguish between one stress and another.
Everybody suffers from stress in one way or another but how stress is perceived is a very subjective matter. For example, someone who works with bears would be less stressed when confronted with a wild bear than someone who sees a bear for the first time. Here are list of signs that indicate you are suffering from stress and ways to combat your daily stress levels:

Impotence
If you suffer from heavy amounts of stress then it is not uncommon for your sex drive to go down. Stress is a response to a threat whether that is physical (being attacked), mental (worrying about financial security), emotional (relationship issues), Chemical (medical drugs), and Nutritional (toxic unnatural foods).

During stressful times the hormone cortisol is released which increases energy supplies by elevating sugar in the blood but at the same time suppresses non-essential things like reproduction. When under threat of getting an erection is the last thing the body is concerned about.

Take Action
Discover your largest source of stress and deal with it. Here’s a true story about a stress that overtook my life. Some time back I started developing anxiety and it grew worse to the point where I couldn’t function. I tried everything to combat the anxiety from changing my diet, to exercising more, and even meditation.

Nothing worked until I addressed the thing I had feared the most, the relationship I had with a girlfriend. The relationship ended, there were tears but it was transformational. The anxiety attacks slowly disappeared. Then, I was blind to the impact the relationship was having on my life but now I see how that relationship was my biggest stress. By taking action to deal with that stress everything else fell back into place. So identify your biggest stress and take action.

Sleep
If you have difficulty sleeping at night then you may want to take another look at your stress levels. Stress is caused by the release of the hormones adrenaline and cortisol. Adrenaline increases your heart rate as well as elevating your energy levels. During the evening you need to slow down your heart rate and reduce energy levels ready for a good nights rest.

Take Action
Wind down in the evenings. Avoid stimulating foods and drinks after 4 pm that means caffeine, sugar and chocolate. Exercise in the mornings and not late at night. Take a nice warm bath before bed and try drinking chamomile tea. Avoid bright lights in the evenings and swap TV for a nice book. Lavender oil on your pillow or wrists can also help.

Aches and Pains
Some people just can’t seem to get back into full health. They always have an ache or a pain somewhere. If you find that you take a long time to heal following an injury or a workout session then you may be suffering from stress. Cortisol, the main stress hormone, is released when you are stressed. Cortisol is responsible for suppressing growth responses that would usually help you recover from an injury or workout.

Take Action
Ask your partner for a massage or better still visit a professional massage clinic. Receiving a massage will help de-stress and also reinvigorate soft tissue by bringing fresh blood to damaged areas. Spend 30 minutes every evening stretching all your tight areas, or invest in a foam roller and start rolling! Work on getting to bed early, asleep by 11 pm latest!

Mood Swings
Stress has a large effect on the brain. The constant release of the stress hormones Cortisol and Adrenaline is not only hard on the body but on the mind too. Stressed out people often suffer from depression, have energy swings, and struggle with mental clarity including memory issues.

Take Action
Get your mind away from your troubles by trying some meditation. You don’t need to sit cross-legged to meditate. Try going for an evening walk. Also, try starting a new hobby, or making some new friends.

Basically, try to find a way to distract yourself from your daily stresses. Simply counting 20 slow deep belly breaths can be all the distraction you need from time to time. Give yourself a 5-minute break from whatever is bothering you and focus instead on your breathing. Sit up straight, eyes closed, with a hand on your belly.
Slowly inhale through your nose, feeling the breath start in your abdomen and work its way to the top of your head. Reverse the process as you exhale through your mouth. Deep breathing counters the effects of stress by slowing the heart rate and lowering blood pressure.

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How to stay hydrated all day long during Ramadan

How to stay hydrated all day long during Ramadan

Amid the blessed month of Ramadan, it’s critical to make sure to eat a reasonable eating regimen and keep hydrated during the day of fasting. Doing as such will help keep you active all day long.

Getting enough water following a multi-day of fasting is significant as water is important to keep your body working. There’s a danger of being dehydrated on the off chance that you don’t drink enough water before fasting, and that can cause dizziness, migraines, fatigue and more.

Here are some tips to help you avoid dehydration when you’re fasting.

1. Avoid drinks containing caffeine

Tea and coffee are our daily dose of motivation but these drinks contain caffeine. Caffeine has a diuretic impact that builds pee creation, in this way flushing out salt and water from the body.

An excessive amount of caffeine can result in expanded thirst, so to remain hydrated for the duration of the day, it’s ideal to stick to water. Make a point to have a glass of refined water alongside a sweet organic product like dates while breaking the fast

2. Breakfast with plenty of fruit and vegetables

It’s healthy to eat fruits and vegetables, they also help to keep you hydrated. Certain fruits and vegetables have high water content and make for a nutritious and refreshing way to replenish your body after a long day of fasting.

Some good fruits and vegetables to eat during this season of fasting are watermelons, cucumbers, celery, tomatoes and star fruits. They’re perfect to help you stay hydrated with their high water content.

3. Avoid spicy or salty food

When you eat Spicy or salty food it increases your body’s need for water, so keep this in mind and stick to small portions. Keep the salt-limited.

4. Avoid drinking a lot of water in one go

Drinking your water in one go will cause your body to flush it out soon after. It’s best to sip water throughout the non-fasting hours of the day.
It’s important to keep a bottle of water with you amid those hours so you can take a few sips at whatever point you’re feeling thirsty.

5. Avoid exposure to heat

Exposing yourself to heat is inevitable in this horrible climate, it is highly recommended to try avoiding the heat as much as possible.

Hot temperatures will cause sweating to lead to fluid loss. Try to limit your time outdoors and stick to the shade or cool environments or even if you do then keep your head covered.

Just sit at home and relax with your T.V

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News Headlines May 19, 2019. Headlines From Nigeria’s Major Newspapers

News Headlines May 19, 2019. Headlines From Nigeria’s Major Newspapers

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The Punch

Atiku, PDP dismiss INEC’s denials, demand access to server, results
Boko Haram, herdsmen fighting to islamise Nigeria, Africa –Obasanjo
Dariye’s pay rises to N171m in prison
Ex-govs are turning Senate to their political burial ground – Sen. Nkechi Nwaogu
Army loses 29 soldiers to Boko Haram in five months
We’re still searching for Ajegunle killer cop –Police
Facebook closes pro-Buhari accounts used against Atiku’s campaign
We protect economic interest, speak for nomads — Miyetti Allah
There’ll be no farming in Zamfara unless more soldiers are deployed — Emir of Anka
After opening fire on me, Boko Haram ransacked our flat, carted away boiled eggs –Survivor
When Banana Island’s big boys gathered
Sacked workers sat for exams, passed interviews — Fayose’s aide
No employment, cronies were installed to cause crisis — Fayemi’s commissioner
Arnold Schwarzenegger attacked in South Africa
I would have ended my 10-year relationship earlier if I was more experienced – Ayo Adesanya
N649bn Paris club refund: Akwa Ibom, Bayelsa, Delta to get lion’s share
LG allocations: NFIU threatens to punish banks, govs petition Buhari
EFCC arrests Covenant University accountant over N180m diversion
OAU, students disagree as student slumps, dies
Herdsmen occupy O’odua tomato factory, plotting attack –Ogun monarch
Osun proposes 20-year jail term for land-grabbers
In six months, 1.35 million died in crashes globally – UN
Family kicks over missing dead baby in Ondo mortuary
Land tussle: Police fail to prosecute suspected killers of 65-year-old widow
Police rescue kidnapped victim in Anambra
Govs who enjoy life pension pressured Dickson to reject same for us –Bayelsa Speaker, Benson
Raising the bar of governance by making political offices less attractive
Osun election: Adeleke approaches Supreme Court over Oyetola’s victory
We have ‘credible evidence’ of your plans to sabotage govt, FG tells PDP
Amosun’s commissioner makes U-turn, withdraws resignation
Don’t expect stable electricity until Discos recapitalise – TCN boss
Marketers shutting down due to high petrol price —DAPPMAN
Firm fined for supplying power to EKEDC’s customers
Kia offers repair package, completes new mini SUV
Camry, Rush’s new features excite Lagos car enthusiasts
FG targets $72.9bn investments from newly licensed FTZs, others
Private investors in power lack expertise, agreement should be reviewed –Pioneer NLC president, Sunmonu
Speaking truth has landed me in trouble many times –Prof, 81
African football legends honour Ambode
Bayern win seventh straight Bundesliga title
Musa named In Saudi Team of the Season
Konta reaches Italian Open final
City demolish Watford 6-0, complete trebble with FA Cup
A dream come true, says Sterling after FA Cup goals
Education Minister hails JAMB for service delivery, integrity
At 12, my mum mandated me to read every night – Lawal, OAU first-class graduate
Schools can end suicide through counseling — Expert
Nigerian-born Tobechukwu Phillips shatters American school’s 125-year academic history
I can collaborate with Tiwa Savage – Yemi Alade
Zlatan will release more music after his EFCC ordeal – Management
I can’t decide hit songs – Runtown
Money we make in movies doesn’t match the effort­ – Uche Elendu
Celebs don’t like to admit they don’t have – Basorge Tariah
Sedentary lifestyle, processed red meat, lack of exercise trigger colon cancer –Expert
Do not play with leg swelling
Partner with media on disease prevention, FG advises doctors
FG classifies patent medicine vendors into three tiers
Rising suicide crisis: How 250 psychiatrists battle Nigeria’s 60 million mental cases
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Swift prosecution of UTME cheats
The darkest hour
Now everyone has a YouTube channel
Making it in Nigeria without travelling abroad
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The Nation

Atiku, PDP are plotting to subvert government – Lai Mohammed
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ETIM ESIN: MY STRUGGLES, REJECTIONS MAKE ME STRONGER
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Aregbesola, Yayi hail Lagos APC chieftain Enilolobo
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FG to build agro allied cargo terminal in Benin Airport
Buhari arrives Makkah for Umrah
Ministerial Slot: Group backs Ex-Ondo CPC candidate
Escaped Chibok Girl graduates in America
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Cleric urges Buhari, others to involve more youths in govt
Oba Hamzat, a consistent progressive, says Are
Govt to shut down Abuja cooperative societies over certification
Celebrating quintessential Onobrakpeya
Thandi creates marimba dance pattern
Nigerians should have a day monthly for crying- Aregbesola
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Governors, successors on collision course
Deputy Senate President: Omo-Agege ranked best choice
Only a new constitution can save Nigeria -Uko
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I have what it takes to govern Bayelsa -Aganaba
Second term: Buhari needs fresh hands -Ojikutu
Goalkeeping experts laud CAF over sponsorship
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Valencia clinch Champions League spot, Getafe in Europa League
Bayern Munich wins Bundesliga title for 7th successive season
Goal-hero Babatunde gets standing ovation in Morocco
NB unveils 2019 Maltina teacher of the year
Africa trade agreement in Nigeria’s interest-NACCIMA boss
Chemical, artificial ripening agents linked to cancer
‘We need to encourage savings culture among Nigerians’
Council boss donates buses to staff, schools
First quarter scorecard: Economy in doldrums
HAYWHY: If you desire greatness you should prepare for bad publicity
‘2 Weeks in Lagos’ featuring Beverly Naya, Toyin Abraham to premiere at Cannes Film Festival
Kizz Daniel to embark on the US Leg of ‘No Bad Songz’ Tour
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Okorocha’s son-in-law, Uche Nwosu Fades Out…..Shuns Social Events
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Defendants deny any wrong doing
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FIRS Generates N1.5tn in Three Months
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Senate Confirmation: A Vote of Confidence on Emefiele
As Central Bank Moves to Finance Creativity
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The Huge Data Rip-off in Nigeria
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Super Falcons lift WAFU Cup, return to Nigeria Sunday
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Hot Dispute on Donkey’s Future
Demolition of Jos Main market begins
Man beheads friend in Niger
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Alleged subversion: We have credible evidence against PDP, Atiku —FG
Saraki dynasty will bounce back to power in Kwara – Speaker
State police will help curb armed banditry – Pogu
Kogi Governorship Poll: Audu’s son set to dump YPP for APC
Guardiola wins first FA Cup as Man City clinch domestic treble
First Nigerian international female polo ambassador unveiled
Westchester Cup: USA Defeats England in Revenge Royale
FIRS posts N1.5tn revenue in three months, Fowler says
You abandoned us after helping you win elections, Lepers to Buhari
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The darkest hour
ASSALAM RAMADAN 1440 (2)
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Navy recruits 1,176
Police order investigation into alleged suicide of UNN student
Coffee: Plateau’s untapped gold mine
Kogi’s 50 tons per day capacity rice mill ready soon
Group petitions Audu Ogbe, Adamu over members’ extortion in Benue
Okowa offers employment, scholarship to best graduating student in DELSU

The Sun

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S’West, S’East governors are pretending about restructuring – General Ishola Williams (Rtd)
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Orji Uzor Kalu’s unrivalled legacy
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Unending agitation for power devolution
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UNN VC applauds Daddy Hezekiah for his contribution to education
Enugu Govt approves further works on Int’l Conference Centre
Arthur Eze doles out N185 million to Anambra College
Speakership: Northern group flays APC’s adoption of sole candidate
Bayelsa guber: Ijaw Elders Forum warns against electoral violence
APC’s 2023 presidential ticket belongs to South West -Ahmad Lawan
Kogi 2019: Audu’s son set to dump YPP for APC
Unending agitation for power devolution
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MTN signs 7-year N200bn medium term facility
Manchester City claims joint biggest win ever in FA Cup history
Khan backs Mayweather over Pacquiao in rematch
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I am more an ‘understated, laid back, sensual’ kind of girl
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Scrap JAMB today, not tomorrow
Citizen Joe
Nowitzki joins China 2019 global ambassadors
Pension-indebted states: Retirees curse governors leaving without paying them
Lagos – Badagry expressway: Task before Sanwo-Olu
Disabled Biafran war veterans abandoned, rejected
Tears of joy as Ikeoha Foundation gives succour to 380 less privileged youths in Enugu

Tribune

May 29: There is plot to cause mayhem, Lai Mohammed insists
Security: Obasanjo urges Buhari to go global against terrorism
Anxiety over $9bn Nigerian assets •London court sits on Tuesday
Pandemonium in Ondo State hospital over missing corpse of a new born baby
There was pandemonium at the Ondo
Edo Community denies abducting oil firm’s badge, crew members, intensifies protest
Korean gives herbalist N30m for NNPC licence
Court sets Chinese woman free four years after setting Lagos hotel ablaze
Teenager in court for allegedly stabbing man’s eye
Sometimes, it is reporters that told us what President Trump posted on Twitter —Lt. Col. Eastburn, The Pentagon’s spokesman
Leah Sharibu: FG’s assurance means nothing to us again —ecwa president
Nigeria, a failed nation —Egbunu
C&S Mountain of Goodness takes medicals to the needy
NASS leadership: Tinubu moves base to Abuja
Patriotic Nigerians will make case for Igbo Presidency in 2023 —Onu
Buhari, Fashola have marginalised North —Shettima, AYCF leader
Senate Presidency: APC leaders merely using Buhari’s name —Ali Ndume
Ganduje gifts N6m cash donation to Zainab Aliyu, Ibrahim Abubakar
Resolution of Tinubu/Akeredolu rift good for S/West’s future –Oshati, APC…
No leader has taken Nigerians for granted like Buhari, APC —ADC…
Why N2m might still not buy flat in Nigeria — NIESV chief

The Guardian

Tension brews in finance ministry over hand over
Perennial outages, blackout make living unbearable
Lagos bus reform initiative: Lagosians worry about sustainability after Ambode signs off
Airport safety: FG happy with measures taken by Enugu government
Bulkachuwa:Burden on presidential election tribunal – Lawyers
Oil production to begin in Ogoni by October
Nwankwo advocates utilisation of debt to combat infrastructure deficit
Stakeholders decry consumption of GMO foods
Osinbajo raises hope for better Nigeria
Super Falcons lift WAFU Cup, return today
Italia open: Nadal hits finals
Ambode’s testimonial match ends in a draw
Bayern bid farewell to benched Robben and Ribery
Man City thrash Watford 6-0 in FA Cup final to complete domestic treble
Nadal dispatches Tsitsipas to reach Rome final
Ekweremadu’s decision to quit: Better late than never
APGA: Opting for congresses amid dwindling fortunes
El Rufai’s pyrrhic prattle against political godfathers
Handover peacefully to Ihedioha, kinsmen advise Okorocha
Obiagwu and 10 years of crossing boundaries
Fasegha’s two weeks in Lagos shows at Cannes Film Festival
Editorial: UNILAG, admit UTME highest scorer
Buhari’s new cabinet: Time for more technocrats
Toying with dictatorship – Zuma’s exit
The Celtic cross, the coggalbeg hoard and the crucifix
NCAC and mission to rebrand Nigeria’s culture, tourism sector
NFVCB, ISDEVCOM partner on media literacy, film classification, censorship
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World Hypertension Day: Doctors declare one month free cardiovascular tests for citizens
Fighting maternal mortality, health sector challenges through LEAPS

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How I survived serious liver condition – Oluwatosin
FIRS to impose VAT on online transactions, says Fowler
FIRS posts N1.5tn revenue in Q1 of 2019, Fowler says
My 2nd term policy thrust, by Emefiele
Adamu Adamu lauds JAMB for service delivery, integrity

News Headlines May 18, 2019. Headlines From Nigeria’s Major Newspapers

News Headlines May 18, 2019. Headlines From Nigeria’s Major Newspapers

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The Punch

Bulkachuwa’s son campaigned for Buhari, Atiku, PDP tell tribunal
Senate Presidency: Plot to weaken opposition to Lawan’s emergence thickens …EFCC may arrest, detain Saraki
Don’t release N649bn Paris Club refund to outgoing govs, NLC, others tell FG
Defection: Court strikes out suit seeking Saraki, Dogara, 52 other lawmakers’ sack
My sex drive is higher than my husband’s –Chika Lann
Losing N6m capital to betting made me become a robber – Suspect
How CCTV saved me from arrest –Doctor who tried to rescue RCCG gospel artiste that committed suicide
Naira Marley risks seven years in prison –EFCC
Son kills father for preventing him from going out
I’ve got fresh evidence to put Iyabo Ojo in prison –Kemi Olunloyo
Forget about love when it comes to genotype –Remi Surutu
EFCC arrests herbalist for impersonating GMD NNPC, others
Police arrest teenager for killing friend over umbrella, N200
How to cope with difficult neighbours
From prison to FA Cup final
From despair to excellence: Osun indigent pupil shines with 319 UTME score
Police nab wanted cult leader in Osun
Court jails Gombe civil servant for using forged results
Only justice can compensate for my lost hand – Pupil stabbed by classmate
One dies, three injured in Jos-Abuja Road crash
Police arrest 12 cult members, others in Rivers
Appeal Court affirms Omo-Agege’s re-election
Amosun’s commissioner makes U-turn, withdraws resignation
Lalong emerges Northern govs’ chairman
Tackling party politics, corruption to revive ‘dying’ local government system
Poll shift: Bayelsa lauds INEC
Presidential poll: Prelate wants tribunal to be impartial
MTN signs N200bn loan facility with seven banks
Gowon urges bankers to shun unethical practices
FG to shut down Enugu airport runway
Railway village: FEC approves N1.8bn for buildings’ rehabilitation
EU ready to negotiate trade with US
SEC warns Nigerians against new Ponzi scheme
I was warned to avoid Nigerian vs Ghanaian Jollof rice debate –Prof Thomas, ex-CNN producer
My plan was to become a bus conductor after tertiary education – Francis Toromade
Unemployed youths embracing drug abuse to settle scores with Nigeria –Adekola, ACPN Chairman
I’d have loved to be able to see my wife, especially when she’s well dressed –Akinola
Pinnick charges Flying Eagles to make Nigeria proud
African stars light up Lagos
Falcons battle I’Coast for WAFU title
City innocent until proven guilty – Guardiola
‘He made mistake’: Brazil coach will talk to Neymar over fan clash
My only regret is not starting YouTube channel on time –Tomi Adenuga
At 12, my mum mandated me to read every night – Lawal, OAU first-class graduate
Schools can end suicide through counseling — Expert
Nigerian-born Tobechukwu Phillips shatters American school’s 125-year academic history
Mathematics can make Nigeria great again – Ayodeji
Edo primary schools to get 25,000 locally made chairs – Obaseki
Ekiti seeks partnership to reposition technical education
I’ve helped women regain confidence with dance –Kaffy
Govt should fix country, stop harassing young Nigerians –Lese
Sickle cell and the journey of a septuagenarian
Our hope, fortunes are lost, we have nowhere to live –Displaced Lagos property owners after demolition of 400 buildings
Love hotels: ‘Short-time’ service becomes saviour amid economic downturn
Girls, you are institutions, not barbie dolls! (II)
The tribe we all need…
How to cope with difficult neighbours
Would you be in support of men carrying out DNA tests on their children?

The Nation

Northern Govs map out plans to end insecurity
Crowds thin out in govt houses
‘Why we specialised in robbing only women’
Six suspected kidnappers killed in shootout with police in Rivers
FEC to hold final session on Monday
Sacked Ekiti workers protest, beg Fayemi for re-absorption
EFCC arrests herbalist for impersonating NNPC GMD, Buhari’s aide
Kano Police intercept 303 cartons of Tramadol worth N2bn
Appeal Court affirms Omo-Agege, 43 others’ candidacy
LOOMING ARMAGEDDON
Supreme Court rejects Cross River’s suit against Onnoghen’s suspension, trial
We’ll rid Nigeria of sub-standard products, boost economy – Chinese Investors Association chair Ronnie
FCT Minister defends demolition of night club
We must end violence at all cost —Dogara
Presidential election dispute: Why we don’t want Bulkachuwa —Atiku, PDP
Evans gets new lawyer after 106 days
24-yr-old undergraduate dies during snake scare
Saudi Arabia League: Ahmed Musa guides Al-Nassr to 17th title
Coming from a strict Muslim home, my parents opposed my musical career
LG boss pledges to give Badagry facelift
Crowds still throng Ajimobi’s office despite APC’s governorship election loss
Kogi poll: Can Bello get second term?
Fayemi: Clearing Augean stable in Ekiti
Ekweremadu’s constituents reject his proposed 2023 retirement from Senate
Senator Nwaoboshi urges Appeal Court to reverse his disqualification
Serie A: Inter, AC Milan, Roma matches, others live on GOtv
Kompany: City as hungry as lions
Osaka withdraws from Italian Open quarter-finals with hand injury
Folau fired by Rugby Australia for contentious online posts
UFC champion Israel Adesanya visits Governor Amosun in Abeokuta
FG may degrade Enugu airport – Minister
Emefiele pledges five-year plan to diversify nation’s economy
Breaking: FG to close down Enugu Airport over deplorable runway
13 things you probably didn’t know about CBN Governor Emefiele
Niger to partner Bangladesh on rice farming, production
Skills acquisition not preserved for illiterates – ITF Boss
FUTA emerges best institution at national statistics competition
Best teacher lauds award as Maltina open entries for 2019
FG re-designing education curriculum – Osinbajo
Breaking: Osinbajo promises FG’s collaboration with Lasu on STEM
KATHRYN FASEGHA’S ‘2 WEEKS IN LAGOS,’ PREMIERES AT CANNES
6th AFRIMA welcomes submission of songs and videos
IT’S TIME TO BRING BACK CINEMA CULTURE, SAYS OGA BELLO
Difficulties make you more determined– Toyin Abraham
Omotola is a good actor, says Yemi Amodu

ThisDay

Emefiele: Provision of Cheap Credit, Key to Sustainable Economic Growth
FG Moves to Downgrade Enugu Airport over Safety Concerns
Northern Governors Forum Decries Lingering Security Crisis in Region
• Shettima charges FG to come up with measures to permanently end killings •
FG Moves to Downgrade Enugu Airport over Safety Concerns
• Enugu State Government takes steps to rectify anomalies
Atiku, PDP, Formally File Application for Replacement of Justice Bulkachuwa
An Evening With John Mahama On My 59th Birthday
Measles Kill 58 in Borno
Cult War Claims Four Lives in Edo
Delta State Intervenes to End Siege to Chevron’s Ugborodo Gas Plant
FG, UNODC Rally Multi-national Efforts to Foil Piracy in Gulf of Guinea
Wakil, Mama Boko Haram, Nominated for Sydney Peace Award
Be Loyal to the President, Air Force Chief Charges Personnel
Adeboye, Saraki, Akeredolu Eulogise Late Olowo at Final Funeral
Corruption: Let Children Know Effect of Nation’s Development, Charges CACOL
Kano Police Intercept 300 Cartons of Tramadol
Police Discover Unexploded Bombs
Comical Dambazau and Communities Paying Bandits
INEC Recognises Sowore as Authentic AAC Chairman
Lagos Financial Outlook Very Positive, Boasts Ambode
Respite for Saraki, Dogara as Court Dismisses Suit Seeking their Sack from Office over Defection
FG to Halt Projects in Communities over Incessant Vandalism, Says Minister
Nigeria’s Infrastructure Deficit Can be Addressed with Debt Financing- Ex DMO DG
Who is Afraid of Chinedum Orji?
Bayelsa Governorship Election: Misconceptions about APC’s Zoning
Crude Oil Theft, Illegal Bunkering: Lessons from Ojumole Well Fire?
Imperatives of Berthing Nigeria’s Digital Switchover
HMO Total Health Trust Holds Business Forum
Nigeria’s Economy in Focus as African-Canadian Business Forum Holds
Ecobank Offers Cash for Used Pet Bottles
Pinnick Promises Financial Support for Nigeria Football Legends
Charges Flying Eagles to soar in Poland
Wilder Wants Negotiations with Joshua to Remain Private
Wilfred Ndidi: Can Leicester Ward-off Man United’s Prying Eyes?
Massari: Nigeria Will Excel in Africa Track championship
City Target Record Domestic Treble against Watford
Nosiere Primary School Takes Home Delta Headmaster’s Cup
Falcons Face Elephants in WAFU Women’s Cup Final
Scope FC Wins Maiden Edition of Trophy 5-A-Side
Nigeria and World Hypertension Day
Waiting for Mavin Star, Di’ja
Olamide Teases Femi Otedola in New Song
Nkeiruka Onyejeocha: I’m a Village Girl, I Went to a Village Primary, Secondary Schools…That is My Background
Theo Ukpaa: My Mother Taught Me to Treat Women Delicately… They are Like Raw Eggs and Should Be Handled Gently
Anuoluwapo Kabiawu: I Work to Bring Something New to Events
Jennifer Obodo I Can’t Act Nude, Even if the Money is in Millions of Dollars

Daily Trust

Osinbajo hosts Microsoft team
Billion-naira Lagos Island lace market where exotic fabrics reign
Making the most out of Ramadan
Why politicians should respect traditional rulers more – Pantami
‘I helplessly watched mom, baby burn to death’
‘You have no authority to redefine traditional boundaries’ Gbong Gwom tells Lalong
Police launch “Operation Puff Adder” in Plateau
Onnoghen: S/Court strikes out C/Rivers’ suit
Experts chart course for Emefiele’s next 5 years
Police arrest 93 suspected kidnappers
Okorocha: INEC did not accuse me of holding official under duress
Delta APC: Appeal Court affirms Erue – led APC executive
Why I set up second term transition committee – Okowa
The thrills and frills of Nestle Milo basketball Central Conference championship
Fatai Yekini: National pride was our driving force when we played for the Green Eagles
Congratulations to Manchester City
FG to shut Enugu airport for safety reasons
Emefiele: Buhari consolidating on milestones on economy, security — UK group
Gospel artiste’s suicide: Friend suspects spiritual attack
Abuja Rotary provides basic education for Sauka women
Police nab 3 for stealing N.9m from ATM in Abuja
The other side of Yahaya Bello as governor of Kogi State
Zainab Aliyu as a Metaphor
15 killed in clashes between cattle raiders, farmers in South Sudan
Brexit talks collapse as May’s premiership crumbles
NIGER REPUBLIC Ambush: 11 more bodies found
Police kill 6 alleged kidnappers in Rivers
Police intercept large quantity of tramadol in Kano
4 persons killed, 10 buildings destroyed in cult clash in Edo
Editorial: Community policing is badly needed
20 Internet abbreviations and their meanings
Top trending Social media slangs and their meanings
Appointments: Arewa youth urge Buhari to reflect all regions
APCON reshuffles, promotes staff nationwide
Zamfara recruitment: 1,400 graduates demand 60 months unpaid salaries, other benefits
Ondo varsity expels one student, suspends 20 others over exam malpractices
Making the most out of Ramadan
5 stars who followed in their parents’ footsteps
Game of Thrones producers accused of rushing to end
Leonardo DiCaprio, Margot Robbie and more 2019 star salaries revealed
Court restrains Sowore from parading self as AAC chairman
Alleged billionaire kidnapper, Evans, engages new lawyer

The Sun

Igbo have nothing to bargain for 2023 presidency–Rotimi Amaechi
Police arrest suspect with N1bn worth of tramadol in Kano
We’re yet to take stand on restructuring –Northern governors
Friendly airstrike kills 17 Afghan policemen
How Okorocha, Oshiomhole ruined APC in South-East – Okechukwu, DG,VON
9Th NASS Leadership: Oshiomhole misleading APC –Sen. Marafa
On wedding night, I discovered my hubby didn’t love me –Iyabo Ojo
FG may degrade Enugu airport –Minister
Herbalist in EFCC net for impersonating Femi Adesina, GMD NNPC
Lagos financial outlook very positive, says Ambode
Onnoghen: Supreme Court throws out Cross River’s suit
4 persons killed, 10 buildings destroyed in Edo cult clash
Why Ganduje moved against Emir Sanusi
Appeal Court affirms Erue’s Delta APC SWC
MTN signs 7-year N200bn medium term facility
Emefiele promises economic saboteurs hell
More Chinese manufacturers seek participation in Nigeria’s economy
Northern governors unveil N6bn regional economic recovery plan
Runsewe in China, invites Chinese investors, tourists
WAFU Cup: Falcons tango with Elephantes for trophy
FA CUP FINAL Man City: 90 minutes to domestic treble
Italian Open: Nadal reaches semis, Federer withdraws
Ambode urges African nations to use sports to grow economy
Osaka withdraws from Italian Open quarter-finals with hand injury
Former Spain goalkeeper Casillas to announce end of career soon
Onyekuru lifts Turkish Cup
EFCC case: Umeh wins at Supreme Court
Why my kids can’t depend on football — Bewerang
Final games of La Liga to air live on GOtv
Pinnick reiterates welfare foundation for ex-stars
Dike: I deserve a place in Falcons World Cup squad
Suicide is not an option, says Eucharia Anunobi
Burna Boy, Teni, Mr Eazi nominated for BET awards
Jay FM resumes transmission after NBC shutdown
Naira Marley to be docked Monday, faces 11-count charge
Facebook restricts live-streaming feature
Eddie Ugboma’s last moment –Amaechi Ogunnubi, daughter
Jagamaster Distillers Limited unveils Nollywood actor, Ninalowo as Brand Ambassador
Mr. Eazi set to launch `emPawa Africa’ platforms in July
‘My successor is far better than me’
Why mediation needs more marketers
How local language can help national security –Chris Uwaje, renowned it guru
Noise pollution as another form of terror
Sex lies men tell women
Re: Sad, so sad
Citizen Joe
Of NLC’s furore and Ngige’s stewardship
Behold, latest gele styles
How local language can help national security –Chris Uwaje, renowned IT guru
Universities should invest in R&D says CBN gov
Dismabiguating theories in Nigerian literature
Revolutionary literature and African paradigm
Thrills, frills of African Drum Festival

Tribune

Okorocha: Court orders lawyer to produce medical report confirming his mental stability
Stop parading yourselves as AAC national officers, Court tells Omoyele Sowore, one other
Onnoghen: S/Court splits over Cross River state suit
Dogara’s ally, Aminu Tukur dumps APC, joins PDP
CSOs, others berate Bauchi assembly over bill stopping recovery of looted properties, funds
Maltina teacher-of-year award yielding results ― FG
State coordinator unveils NYSC’s 46th anniversary programmes to staff
FUTA emerges best institution at national statistics competition
Girls in STEM, ICT more enterprising ― Experts
Teenager in court for allegedly stabbing man’s eye
Business woman in court over alleged N2.685m fraud
Kano Police Command arrest 33 suspected rapists in three weeks
Buhari must ensure all-inclusive cabinet—Bishop Ogundeji
2-yr-old marriage crashes over violence
She usurped my position in the home; disfigured our children’s faces with tribal marks —Husband
“I’m fed up with my wife. She has no regard for me…
My wife engages in dirty deals; beats, threatens me with juju —Husband

The Nation

Northern Govs map out plans to end insecurity
Crowds thin out in govt houses
‘Why we specialised in robbing only women’
Six suspected kidnappers killed in shootout with police in Rivers
FEC to hold final session on Monday
Sacked Ekiti workers protest, beg Fayemi for re-absorption
EFCC arrests herbalist for impersonating NNPC GMD, Buhari’s aide
Kano Police intercept 303 cartons of Tramadol worth N2bn
Appeal Court affirms Omo-Agege, 43 others’ candidacy
LOOMING ARMAGEDDON
Supreme Court rejects Cross River’s suit against Onnoghen’s suspension, trial
We’ll rid Nigeria of sub-standard products, boost economy – Chinese Investors Association chair Ronnie
FCT Minister defends demolition of night club
We must end violence at all cost —Dogara
Presidential election dispute: Why we don’t want Bulkachuwa —Atiku, PDP
Evans gets new lawyer after 106 days
24-yr-old undergraduate dies during snake scare
Saudi Arabia League: Ahmed Musa guides Al-Nassr to 17th title
Coming from a strict Muslim home, my parents opposed my musical career
LG boss pledges to give Badagry facelift
Crowds still throng Ajimobi’s office despite APC’s governorship election loss
Kogi poll: Can Bello get second term?
Fayemi: Clearing Augean stable in Ekiti
Ekweremadu’s constituents reject his proposed 2023 retirement from Senate
Senator Nwaoboshi urges Appeal Court to reverse his disqualification
Serie A: Inter, AC Milan, Roma matches, others live on GOtv
Kompany: City as hungry as lions
Osaka withdraws from Italian Open quarter-finals with hand injury
Folau fired by Rugby Australia for contentious online posts
UFC champion Israel Adesanya visits Governor Amosun in Abeokuta
FG may degrade Enugu airport – Minister
Emefiele pledges five-year plan to diversify nation’s economy
Breaking: FG to close down Enugu Airport over deplorable runway
13 things you probably didn’t know about CBN Governor Emefiele
Niger to partner Bangladesh on rice farming, production
Skills acquisition not preserved for illiterates – ITF Boss
FUTA emerges best institution at national statistics competition
Best teacher lauds award as Maltina open entries for 2019
FG re-designing education curriculum – Osinbajo
Breaking: Osinbajo promises FG’s collaboration with Lasu on STEM
KATHRYN FASEGHA’S ‘2 WEEKS IN LAGOS,’ PREMIERES AT CANNES
6th AFRIMA welcomes submission of songs and videos
IT’S TIME TO BRING BACK CINEMA CULTURE, SAYS OGA BELLO
Difficulties make you more determined– Toyin Abraham
Omotola is a good actor, says Yemi Amodu

The Guardian

Defection: Court dismisses suit seeking to remove Saraki, Dogara, others
‘Ineffective legal system to curb criminality, cause of banditry’
World cup-bound Falcons clash with Dame Elephantes
NAHCON steps up measures to tackle security lapses during 2019 Hajj
Firms partner to enhance vaccine access in Nigeria
Bayelsa: Ijaw Elders launch peace initiative ahead of poll
We’re ready to deal with criminals, Mushin area commander declares
MTN secures fresh 200b loan, targets capex expansion of 4G services, others
ESUT returns to original multi-campus structure
Ambode receives Diouf, Kanu, Finidi, Zokora, other soccer legends
‘The Nigeria of my dream’
AITEO, Ethiopian Airlines for honours at Super Eagles Supporters Club fund raising, awards night
Falana battles LSMJ as ALP/SPA Ajibade meets Advocaat in semifinals
Nigerian sport – Never been this bad
Nadal sweeps into Italian Open semis as Federer, Osaka pull out injured
‘Our problem is leadership and elite hypocrisy’
No man is an island
At MusicBiz 2019, Boomplay’s Opeyemi woos Americans to invest in Africa
How to raise children who have grit
Coping with potty training for your child
Can the Women’s World Cup get more girls into football?
Experts caution against rise in hypertension, advise regular check up
‘LUTH Suicide Prevention Initiative has saved 50 lives in two years’
‘We advise our clients to consume foods in their natural forms’

Vanguard

Defection: Saraki, Dogara, 51 Others Guilty Of Political Iniquity — Court
‘Buhari’s ‘Diehard’ Supporters Cry Out
REVEALED: How Dangote Saved Sanusi From Being Dethroned
Buhari And Ganduje:Time For Divorce
What Really Went Wrong Between Buhari, Tompolo?
Why Olubadan Shunned Grand Reception For Ajimobi
Atiku Vs Buhari: Bulkachuwa Is Wife, Mother Of APC Members, PDP Insists
What Happened To The Nigerian Dream?
Battle For The Speaker Of Plateau State House Of Assembly
Why We Target Women In Expensive Cars — Suspect
N200bn Loan Show Confidence In Nigeria Banks – MTN
I Overcame Challenges In Govt Through Prayers – Jonathan
Group Hails Obaseki/Shaibu’s Prudent Use Of State’s Resources
My Passion For Imo Made Me A Crazy Man – Okorocha
INEC Challenges Jurisdiction Of Court On Okorocha’s Suit
IBB Not Dead, Hail And Hearty.
Ambode Receives Diouf, Kanu Nwankwo, Finidi George, Zokora, Other
Zainab unveils scorecard as foreign reserves hit $44.69bn
Atiku Vs Buhari: Bulkachuwa is wife, mother of APC … , PDP insists
BREAKING: Court declines to sack Saraki, Dogara, Akpabio, 51 others over defection
Griezmann hard to replace but Atletico go on without him – Simeone
Football must get to grips with mental health, says Rose
Pulis leaves Middlesbrough after failure to reach Premier League
Qatar begins World Cup rehearsal with Emir cup
Obaseki supports career of another music artiste, Inwanfero
Apologizing to Tiwa Savage was the right thing to do — Pryse
Instrumentalists find it difficult to survive in Nigeria — Fiokee
What I want to achieve with my dance workshop, confab — Kaffy
I was tempted to quit music before ‘Alubarika’ changed my life – Patoranking
N200bn loan show confidence in Nigeria banks – MTN
Lagos finances are secure, says Ambode
Better Tax: NESG launches citizen report as stakeholders chart new path for non-oil revenue

Tony Momoh: A Renaissance man turns 80

TONY MOMOH: A RENAISSANCE MAN TURNS 80

By Mack Ogbamosa

In the annals of professionalism, only a few people have been able to successfully combine many disciplines. Prince Tony Momoh, who is now 80 years old, is one of them.

He has made giant strides not only as a journalist but also as a lawyer, teacher, writer and politician.

In fact, many of us in the journalism profession who had the opportunity to work closely with him in the old DAILY TIMES in our younger days were told by our older colleagues not to dare argue with him as such an exercise would end in futility. We were told that whenever you started any argument with him on any subject and you appeared to be having an upper hand, he would switch to another subject. For instance, if you were discussing politics, he would change to philosophy. Those among us who had no courage did not get near him for fear of being thrown into CONFUSION But the courageous ones stayed close to him and discovered that he was and still a RENAISSANCE MAN : A man of many parts.

This is a man who decided early in his journalism career to arm himself with degrees in mass communication and law. In fact, he was the first Nigerian to do so. This is after he had attained the position of a headmaster in teaching.

While at the DAILY TIMES, where he worked for many years, he became the first and only journalist to assume the position of the Editor of the paper through examination.

He was also the first editor to take the National Assembly to Court over the issue of disclosure of his source of information. He won that case as the Court ruled that a journalist had the right not to disclose his or her source of information.

As Minister of Information and Culture, he was the first and only minister to write “Letters to my Countrymen ” explaining the philosophy behind the policies and programmes of the military government of President Ibrahim Babaginda at that time. Even though many Nigerians did not buy into some of the programmmes especially the Structural Adjustment Programme (SAP) of the administration, that did not deter him from writing his letters.

His foray into politics was dramatic. First as a professional in politics and later a full-blown politician.

One of his major achievements as a politician is the masterminding of the merger of three main political parties -Congress for Progressive Change (CPC) Action Congress of Nigeria (ACN) and All Nigeria Peoples Party (ANPP) with a faction of the All Progressive Grand Alliance (APGA) and the New Peoples’ Democratic Party (N-PDP) to form the All Progressive Congress (APC) Which defeated the incumbent government of President Goodluck Jonathan of the PDP, thereby ushering in President Muhammadu Buhari as the nation’s leader in 2015. He had earlier in 2011, assumed the position of the national Chairman of the CPC, thereby surpassing the achievements of his idol as a young man – the late Chief Anthony Enahoro. It was because of his admiration for Enahoro that he decided to change his name from Suleiman to Anthony.

Although, a loyal party man , Momoh as a politician has found himself working closely with individual politicians as a result of their character rather than the political parties they belong to. Thus, in all his political career since 1998, he has professionally handled the media and publicity campaign of only two politicians – Dr. Alex Ekwueme and President Muhammadu Buhari.

He has been supporting the President since 2003 when Buhari first decided to contest for the highest office in the land. This, he did against popular opinion from many of his friends and relatives who WARNED him that Buhari can never win election as president in the country

Born on April 27, 1939 as the 165th child of king Momoh the First of Auchi Kingdom, Etsako West Local Government, Edo State, Momoh attended Government School, Auchi (1949- 1954) and Anglican School, Ubuneke, Ivbiaro, Owan West Local Government Area of Edo State (1954). He later became Headmaster of Anglican School (1958- 1959) after teaching in the school for a while. Afterwards, he proceeded to Provincial Teachers College, Abudu, Edo and Government Teachers College, Abraka, Delta State (1960- 1961). He starred his journalism career in the DAILY TIMES as a trainee Sub Edior in 1962. He went on study leave to the University of Nigeria, Nsukka to read mass communication and completed the course at the University of Lagos because of the Civil war in the country at that time.

He later studied law at the University of Lagos and was Called to Bar in 1975 after attending the Lagos Law School (1974- 1975).

He occupied various editorial and administrative positions in the DAILY TIMES before he was appointed Minister of Information and Culture in 1986. He was one time Secretary and later President, Nigerian Guild of Editors, Chairman, National Registration Council of the Nigeria Union of Journalists and also, at a time served on the Board of the Nigeria Airways. He is a fellow of the Commonwealth Journalists Association. He is currently the Pro-Chancellor of the University of Jos, Plateau State.

Momoh is married to Janet and the union is blessed with four children.

Mack Ogbamosa ,a Lawyer/ journalist wrote from Lagos.

News Headlines May 17, 2019. Headlines From Nigeria’s Major Newspapers

News Headlines May 17, 2019. Headlines From Nigeria’s Major Newspapers

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The Punch

Paris Club refund: FG set to pay N649bn final tranche to states
Bandits seize three-month-old baby, six others in Zamfara
Some governors run states like fiefdoms, says Dogara
Miyetti Allah admits, clarifies N100bn demand from FG
Lawmakers pass bill banning NaijaBet, NairaBet in Bauchi
NASS passes June 12 as Democracy Day
How legislative aides’ petition landed NASS clerk, others in EFCC net
Ex-NNPC worker who killed daughter’s lover to die — Appeal Court
EFCC arrests Kwara lawmaker-elect for N26m property scam
Stock market gains N1.9tn as MTN lists 20.35 billion shares
Some governors run states like fiefdoms, says Dogara
Looming Democracy Day: Just another vulnerable time?
We spent N61bn on education in seven years —Ajimobi
N3bn recovered fund: Court rules ex-NNPC boss, Andrew Yakubu, has case to answer
‘Solution 17’ can solve world’s pressing problems
SARS kills robbery suspect in Imo, arrests three
Cybercrime suspects unleash dog on EFCC operatives
Hoodlums who attacked Lagos motorcyclist with machetes nabbed
Lagos-Abeokuta road: Motorists, residents groan as contractor stops work
Two motorcyclists die, four injured in Ogun accident
Missing 12-year-old Down syndrome patient reunites with parents
Gunmen kidnap five oil workers in Rivers
I’m not in govt to amass wealth, says Obaseki
Tribunal adjourns to allow INEC produce Kwara gov-elect’s certificate
Akeredolu, MPN disagree over Ondo govt’s performance
Tambuwal to inaugurate projects ahead of May 29
SEC warns Nigerians against new Ponzi scheme
Seplat promises increased returns as shareholders get N10.6bn dividend
70% of Nigerians ready to pay tax —NESG
FG assures unbanked Nigerians affordable digital financial services
Sterling Bank expresses commitment to skills development
Formiga, 41, to play in seventh Women’s World Cup
Okpekpe: Race course to wear new look
Solskjaer gets financial backing from United
I know doctors issuing performance-enhancing drugs –Wilder
Ailing Chukwu in London for treatment
Man City referred to UEFA financial body in fair play probe
Mathematics can make Nigeria great again – Ayodeji
Edo primary schools to get 25,000 locally made chairs – Obaseki
Ekiti seeks partnership to reposition technical education
Foundation donates equipment to Makoko school
5,000 Lagos pupils get free education
Meadow Hall rewards school leaders, teachers
Celebrating 50 years of solo drama in Nigeria
I want to inspire other albinos, says Whiteman
MPAN petitions NCC, demands 60 % royalties
Harsh living conditions pushing youths into fraud – Vector
Madonna confirmed at last for Eurovision in Tel Aviv
Naira Marley: Temper justice with mercy, Daddy Showkey begs EFCC
Management of geographic tongue
‘Shortage of health care workers can ignite a crisis’
Rheumatologist warns against demonising lupus disease
mPedigree, COMESA partner on seed verification system
NOA urges govt to invest more in orthodontics training
Natural therapies for building and protecting uterine lining
How to store your existing media in the cloud
Editorial: New NFIU regulations, wrong approach
‘Solution 17’ can solve world’s pressing problems
APC or PDP: What is different?
Wary of Buhari’s ‘true federalism’, worried about NCC

The Nation

N649b Paris Club refund ready for states to share
Police parade 93 suspected kidnappers on Kaduna-Abuja road
Senate approves June 12 as Democracy Day
Editors seek waivers on newsprint, others
Civics for leaders
In shareholders’ interest
Eddie Ugbomah (1940 – 2019)
Push for auto policy review
Hollandia Evap 120g gains affinity with consumers
Adamawa kicks off health insurance scheme
Dia joins UBA Group Board
Wanted! The good Nigerian
Promote healthy food, agric varsities told
Military not indicted by presidential panel for rights abuses, says CDS
Equities rebound on MTN listing
Sowore and corruption question
Roles of wives in Ramadan
Aisha Buhari appeals to Muslims to assist needy
Accelerating agribusiness Startups
‘Law hampering yam export’
N649b Paris Club refund ready for states to share
Police parade 93 suspected kidnappers on Kaduna-Abuja road
Senate approves June 12 as Democracy Day
Editors seek waivers on newsprint, others
Police nab 93 kidnap suspects
Gunmen kidnap five oil workers in N/Delta
Senate approves June 12 as Democracy Day
Editors seek waivers on newsprint, others
Military not indicted by presidential panel for rights abuses, says CDS
Zamfara APC dispute: Supreme Court fixes judgment for May 24
PDP stalwart, Moyosore Ogunlewe defects to APC in Kosofe
Accident claims two on Abeokuta–Sagamu Expressway
Why I set up transition committee — Okowa
Edo 2020: Gowon endorses Obaseki for second term
Constituents to Ekweremadu: We’ll decide when you should retire from Senate
UFC champion Israel Adesanya visits Governor Amosun in Abeokuta
Babatunde, Okechukwu eye double titles in Morocco
Football super stars FIFA U-20 World Cup produced
Nigeria, 144 others for 2019 World Taekwondo Championships
Weah, Drogba, Eto’o, others for Ambode testimonial match
‘Chairman’ Christian Chukwu arrives in London tonight
Push for auto policy review
Promote healthy food, agric varsities told
Equities rebound on MTN listing
Accelerating agribusiness Startups
Lagos advocates better maintenance culture
Lawyer ‘defrauds’ colleague of N4.6m
Don’t ride on waterways without life jackets, warns agency
Court dissolves pastor’s marriage over incest
Fire guts Soul Lounge in Abuja
Police parade 33 serial rapists in Kano
EFCC to arraign Naira Marley for Yahoo Yahoo on Monday
Is Tonto Dikeh’s 40-sec charge admissible?
`Our lives are not perfect’, Laura Ikeji, SM influencer tells fans
Adamawa kicks off health insurance scheme
‘Our services have improved healthcare outcomes’
Coca-Cola refrigeration competence boosts vaccine access
Lagos takes HIV/AIDS campaign to religious leaders
Restitution and patients’ rights in healthcare (11)
Constipation, irritable bowel syndrome and co-travellers

ThisDay

Gunmen Abduct Five Oil Workers in Rivers
Ugochinyere Resigns as NYCN President
Senate Confirms Reappointment of Emefiele as CBN Gov
Benjamin Etoro-Abasi: My Journey from the Ghetto Shaped my Perception of Life
Clever Clogs Book Host First Akada Children’s Book Festival
Pointek Targets 1,000 Technicians for Skill Acquisition
Veterinarians Implore Nigerians on Regular Vaccination
ORS Excites Hairstylists
Onyeka Jaibvo-Ojigbo: Consummate Educationist, Entrepreneur
Pavillon Afriques: Nigerian Delegates Take Best of Nollywood to Cannes Film Festival
Seminar on VISA/Immigration Routes to UK Holds May 17
Nordic Days in Nigeria for May 22
Youths, Professionals Converge on Nexford Training Programme
BPGF, ACA Donates N1, 050,000 to Rotary Club of Lagos Island
Obaseki’s Agric Enterprise Initiative Empowers 18,000 Women
Africa Parades its Best at WISHAfrica Expo
National Library of Nigeria Launches New App
At Ikeja Club, KSA Defies Rain to Party with New Inductees
Resolving Fayose’s Employment Booby Trap
Why Buhari Must Choose Between Kogi People and Yahaya Bello
Politics of Legality of Marijuana Ignited by Governor Akeredolu
Zamfara APC Crisis: Supreme Court Decides Fate of Idris, Yari, Others May 24
INEC Shifts Bayelsa, Kogi Guber Polls to November 16
Africa Must Leverage Technology for Economic Transformation, Says Elumelu
MTN Nigeria Listing Boosts Stock Market by N1.8trillion
BOI Named ‘Best Development Bank’
FG Urged to Reduce Taxes, Cost of Aviation Fuel
NIMASA Remits N22.9bn to FG, Forecasts N112.1bn Revenue for 2019
NPA, APM Capital Sign MoU to Extend Barges to Epe
Ailing Christian Chukwu Arrives London for Treatment
I Have Been Vindicated by Supreme Court, Says Umeh
NPFL: Lobi, Kano Pillars, Heartland Continue Push for Playoff Spots
African Stars Storm Lagos, to Train at Agege Stadium Friday
Okpekpe Race Course to Wear New Look for 2019 Edition
Buffon Extends PSG Stay at 41
Man City Face Further Action over FFF Rule
Brazil’s Formiga to Become Oldest Player in Women’s World Cup
EDITORIAL
RECKLESS DRIVING ON ABUJA ROADS

Daily Trust

Market capitalisation hits N12.5 trn as MTN lists on NSE
CBN sets up committee to revive 50 textile firms in 4yrs
Debit financing can address Nigeria’s infrastructure deficit if… — Former DMO DG
Why setting up new refinery in Nigeria is difficult’
‘Nigeria’s 187trn cubic feet gas reserve enough for fertiliser production’
CBN: Reps back Emefiele’s confirmation
BREAKING: Senate confirms Emefiele’s reappointment as CBN governor
I rear chicken to support myself in school, says LASU overall best graduating student
Gunmen kill 20 in Katsina villages
Foundation rebuilds Borno as ‘Home of Peace’
German NGO donates 100 modernised carts to victims insurgency
NECA/CBN distribute farm inputs to 4, 671 farmers in Borno
Zamfara APC: Supreme Court fixes May 24 for judgement
APC Reps fault Kazaure on Emefiele’s reappointment
HoR: Shagari, PDP to present 49 witnesses
AAG Qualifiers: Nigeria men’s volleyball team depart for Abidjan
Uchenna Ofoha proud to represent Nigeria at AAG volleyball qualifiers
Akwa United lose to Delta Force as Rivers Utd hold Lobi Stars
Market capitalisation hits N12.5 trn as MTN lists on NSE
CBN sets up committee to revive 50 textile firms in 4yrs
Gospel artiste’s suicide: Friend suspects spiritual attack
Abuja Rotary provides basic education for Sauka women
Police nab 3 for stealing N.9m from ATM in Abuja
Some recollections on Rimi’s attempt to diminish the Emir of Kano
Zainab Aliyu as a Metaphor
Re: El-Rufa’i’s abrogation of indigene-settler dichotomy in Kaduna …
From Sambisa to Kamuku forest?
NIGER REPUBLIC Ambush: 11 more bodies found
UNITED KINGDOM: Theresa May agrees to set timetable to choose successor
BELGIUM: Ex-King faces fine if refuses DNA test
Suspected cult leader arrested 2yrs after jumping bail
Gunmen kill 3, cart away rice in Taraba
Cybercrime suspects unleash dogs on EFCC operatives in Ibadan
Editorial: Community policing is badly needed
Kannywood: Court orders immediate arrest of Hadiza Gabon
Arabic board trains 65 staff on ICT
Airtel launches 4G service in Edo
NIIT announces 20th national scholarship in Nigeria
Appointments: Arewa youth urge Buhari to reflect all regions
APCON reshuffles, promotes staff nationwide
Zamfara recruitment: 1,400 graduates demand 60 months unpaid salaries
Group petitions Audu Ogbe, Adamu over members’ extortion in Benue
Why access to farm inputs is declining
400,000 farmers to go into sorghum production this year
FG re-designing education curriculum – Osinbajo
Ramadan and the Almighty Formula
Oloyede to chair 13th Muslim Media lecture on electoral promises
Ramadan: Don tasks Muslims on family values
2 Weeks in Lagos to premiere at Cannes Film Festival
Daddy Showkey urges EFCC to release Naira Marley
Nollywood: Alex Ekubo, Sophie Alakija star in new movie ‘Love or Quest’
EFCC to arraign Naira Marley on Monday on 11-count charge
‘Dino Melaye threatened to kill himself and implicate police’ – Witness tells court
Controversy in court over abbreviation of names on Abdulrazaq`s result
APM terminals appoints 1st Nigerian MD
World Bank appoints Prof Pate global director
Saratu becomes 20th NACCIMA nat’l president

The Sun

Guild of Editors urges FG to grant waivers on newsprint, others
Imo Assembly crisis deepens as deputy speaker resigns
Naira Marley to be docked Monday, faces 11-count charge
My wife died of wrong diagnosis, laments Oshiomhole
States to share N649.4bn Paris Club refund
Cheers as June 12 gets legal backing
INEC shifts Bayelsa, Kogi guber poll to Nov 16
Alleged card theft, forgery: EFCC arraigns singer, Naira Marley, on Monday
Buhari charges ECOWAS security chiefs on trans border crimes
Ohanaeze Lagos bickers over Ooni’s comment on origin of Igbo
EFCC arrests lawmaker-elect over N25m scam
Police nab 4 suspected Boko Haram members in Edo
Kaduna: Politics of El-Rufai’s concept of equal citizenship
Zamfara APC: Supreme Court decides May 24
CCT Trial: APC lawmaker after me, says Bayelsa Speaker
2nd term: Senate confirms Emefiele as CBN governor
CBN currency museum acquires 1,925 artefacts in 10 years –Official
Reps, NPA disagree on decline of revenue at Ports
States to share N649.4bn Paris Club refund
FG threatens to blacklist communities vandalising projects
Polo’s Atawodi-Edun gets W Access role
Leadway wins UBA pensions’ sports tourney
Qatar opens first newly built stadium for 2022 World Cup
Alleged NFF Fraud: Court fixes May 28 for Pinnick, others’ trial
Egbe drums support for NDDC boss
Kanu Academy targets 10, 000 players from 100 schools
Polo’s Atawodi-Edun gets W Access role
El Hadji Diouf, 7 others hit Lagos for ‘The Match’
Insecurity: Nollywood raises the alarm over activities of politicians
`Our lives are not perfect’, Laura Ikeji, SM influencer tells fans
Taboos of state institutions
Task before buhari in second term (2)
Human back: Amazing structure that combines incredible strength with flexibility!
Ethnic politics in Nigeria
Community policing again!
Ganduje, Ajimobi, two of a weird kind
Citizen Joe
Graft: Police, judiciary, power sectors most corrupt institutions –SERAP
Court upholds LGs autonomy
Facebook removes 265 ‘fake accounts’ targeting Nigeria
Imported rice poisonous, says Customs CG
Herdsmen’s presence scares farmers in Abia

Tribune

BREAKING: Shuwa community in Adamawa under Boko Haram attack
FG re-designing education curriculum ― Osinbajo
Alleged $9.8m fraud: You have case to answer, Court tells Ex-NNPC GMD,…
Senate concurs with House on June 12 as Democracy Day, others
EFCC files 11-count charge against Naira Marley
CBN to revive 20 textile firms by Dec 2019
Farmcrowdy wins UNIDO Agribusiness award
FG owes states N649.434bn excess Paris Club refund ― Ahmed
Oyo APC lauds Ajimobi for honouring Lam, others
Kano Police Command arrest 33 suspected rapists in three weeks
Court remands 2 men in prison for alleged armed robbery
Lawyer, boyfriend, docked for alleged N4.6m fraud
Court remands alleged serial burglar charged with stealing policeman’s…
Your business network determines your net worth ― veteran entrepreneurs
Seplat Plc posts N228bn turnover, N73bn profit before tax
NIPC announces $12.71bn investment in Q1
Furore in Kwara over amended local government law
2019 elections not perfect but credible —Suleiman
Adamawa PDP acted out of its purview —Duhu
`Our lives are not perfect’, Laura Ikeji tells fans
StarTimes ON establishes PAOFF awards in Nigeria
I’m rediscovering my love of men, says talk show host Wendy Williams
Britney Spears may never perform again says manager
Signs you need new tyres
Educationist task parents on girl-child education
2019 UTME: Candidates now free to access results on portal ― JAMB
Don’t surrender teacher’s salaries to local authorities,…
Nigerian varsities semi-autonomous —NUC
Supreme Court slates May 24 to deliver Judgment in Zamfara, Ekiti suits
Hoodlums burgled Ogun APC state secretariat

Leadership

PDP Bent On Sabotaging PMB’s Administration – FG
Friends Of Democracy Seek PMB’s Intervention In Kano Emirate Split
Court Remands Father For Strangulating 11- Month Old Baby
Cybercrime Suspects Unleash Dog On EFCC Operatives
Southeast To Get Devt Commission
I Almost Sued Doctors For Wrong Diagnosis On My Late Wife – Oshiomhole
SON Arraigns 2 Bizmen For Alleged Sale Of Substandard Gas Cylinders
RMRDC Presents 14.5 Tonnes Of Cotton Seeds To Farmers In North West Zone
AAU: Obaseki Lifts Embargo On Employment, Tasks Governing Council On Reforms
EFCC Arrest Lawmaker-elect Over Alleged N26m Property Fraud
PMB Renews Commitment To Boosting Businesses, Investment Opportunities In Nigeria
UPDATED: INEC Shifts Kogi, Bayelsa Guber Polls To Nov 16
Court Remands Father For Strangulating 11- Month Old Baby
Cybercrime Suspects Unleash Dog On EFCC Operatives
PMB Renews Commitment To Boosting Businesses, Investment Opportunities In Nigeria

The Guardian

At last, National Assembly okays June 12 as Democracy Day
Outgoing, incoming govs spar over last-minute policies
NIPC stresses improved sub-national investment climate
Police arrest 93 kidnap, robbery suspects in Kaduna, others
EFCC to arraign Naira Marley for Yahoo Yahoo on Monday
INEC shifts Kogi, Bayelsa states’ guber elections to Nov 16
Allegation of overthrow, a despicable lie, Atiku insists
Nigeria’s refining utilisation dipped in last 20 years, says UN
Revenue projections for 2018 budget record 45% loss
Djokovic, Federer, Nadal through, Thiem out of Rome Open
Experts call on government to provide facilities for physically challenged
Enyimba held again as Pillars move closer to Super Six
Christian Chukwu arrives in London for medical treatment
Woods struggles as 101st US PGA Championship gets under way
Ikeja opens doors for Eagles tournament
Unraveling Nigeria’s arch-political godfather
Revving the labour engine for greater battles
Tribunal asks INEC to produce Kwara gov-elect’s documents May 22
Udom suspends LG service commission chairman
Editorial: Don’t relocate NGMC from Warri!
Seplat takes final decision on alternate export pipeline
NSE woos other networks as MTN lists shares
Lagos unveils cyber security toolkit for SMEs
Passenger traffic peaked by 3.1% in March
Nutritious, alimentative and alimental football
Why public office holders can’t enjoy privacy
Youth quest for a new order
Fasinro and the death of Lagos encyclopaedia
How climate change alters fertility, by study
Cannabis reduces seizures for children with difficult-to-treat epilepsy, period pain in women
Why losing ability to smell lemons, onions could herald early death
Exercise may improve memory in heart failure patients

Vanguard

Buhari’s Phenomenal Wisdom On Economy, Security
Govs Pledge Support For States Legislature, Judiciary Autonomy
KOGI 2019: Hurdles Before Bello
FG To Disburse Another N649bn Paris Club Refund To States — Finance Minister
Drug Trafficking Saga: Zainab, Ibrahim Get N3m Each From Ganduje
Man Accuses Lover Of Breaking His Marriage, Post Her Picture On Facebook, Docked
Alleged $9.8m Fraud: You’ve Case To Answer, Court Tells Ex-NNPC GMD, Yakubu
A White Colonial’s Opinion Of Us
MTN Listing Boosts Market Value By N1.8trn
Pastor Bakare On Bandits As C-In-C: Islamic Scholars Speak
Dressing Iran For Barbecue
The Transformation Of Lagos-Airport Road
Bayelsa APC Flays Dickson’s Political Campaign Against IOCs
Ignorance Major Cause Of Tax Controversy — Fowler
Medview Airline Selected For 2019 Hajj Operation
Edo 2020: Gowon Endorses Obaseki For Second Term
Toyota Rush Makes First Motor Fair Outing
Imo is the only State where there’s free education from primary to university – Okorocha
Ibadan ‘Yahoo boys’ unleash attack dog on EFCC operatives
N9.8m Fraud: You’ve a case to answer, court tells ex-NNPC GMD, Yakubu
Igbo-Yoruba affinity: ‘IFA’ is the connecting link of original Nigerians – Attah Of Igala
KOGI 2019: Hurdles before Bello
Alaafin lauds Ajimobi’s achievements
Our goal is to serve Edo people, not to amass wealth – Obaseki
APC lauds Ajimobi for honouring Lam Adesina, Alao-Akala, others
Loftus-Cheek undergoes surgery, misses Europa League final
Weah, Drogba, Eto’o, Toure, others storm Lagos for Ambode testimonial match
Two Indian climbers die on world’s third highest mountain
Lewandowski: PSG, United eyeing Bayern frontman – report
AFCON 2019: Onuachu happy to make Super Eagles squad
Policemen should not be charged for rape against prostitutes – Nollywood actor, Okon
Burna Boy dumps social media permanently
Doctors unveil first child blast wound manual
Health bill rejection: Nigerian leaders not in tune with reality — NMA
Diagnostics is bedrock of health management — Me Cure
Lagos introduces measures to sanitise fertility practice
Industrial pharmacists seek innovations for positive growth
ESUT final Year medical students rescue ailing community
MTN listing boosts market value by N1.8trn
Ignorance major cause of tax controversy — Fowler
SME : NACC to hold 3rd African food & products exhibition
Artificial Intelligence essential for banks to remain competitive — Access Bank boss
FEC approves N1.8bn for rehabilitation of railway village
Group trains 500 youths on soybeans production in Niger
Obaseki lifts embargo on employment in AAU
ESUT returns to its original multi-campus structure
Ex-Ghanaian President, Mahama urges African universities to embrace technology
2019 UTME: Candidates now free to access results on portal-JAMB
Govt lauds Coca-Cola Foundation on educational facilities upgrade
Murder of Bureau de Change operators: SARS arrest additional suspect
Flying cars mooted for Paris’ public transport network

News Headlines May 16, 2019. Headlines From Nigeria’s Major Newspapers

News Headlines May 16, 2019. Headlines From Nigeria’s Major Newspapers

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The Punch

MAN, LCCI react as CBN gov says road ahead still rough, very tough
Buratai says poll losers backing bandits, gunmen seize eight in Zamfara
Insecurity: The poor now revolting against the rich, Senators warn
Atiku, PDP doing everything possible to sabotage Buhari –FG
2019 UTME: Candidates now free to access results on portal —JAMB
El-Rufai knows how to retire Tinubu
How Lagos hotelier’s son, friend drugged, gang-raped me –Victim
RCCG gospel artiste commits suicide
Oshiomhole, APC instigating EFCC to arrest me – Okorocha
Buratai says poll losers backing bandits, gunmen seize eight in Zamfara
Insecurity: The poor now revolting against the rich, Senators warn
Atiku, PDP doing everything possible to sabotage Buhari –FG
Suspected herdsmen attack travellers in Osun
I won’t share govt funds with greedy people — Obaseki
Tribunal: Atiku to file application for Bulkachuwa’s removal from panel today
Illegal arms possession: Court jails three ex-convicts 120 years
$8.4m charge, attempt to discredit Pinnick – Arewa youths
Stock investors lose N352bn in eight days
Illegal arms possession: Court jails three ex-convicts 120 years
Police arrest bandits’ girlfriends, informants in Katsina
Man allegedly murders 11-month-old daughter
Two burglars who jumped bail rearrested, jailed
Delta monarch’s abducted mother, aunt regain freedom
Nigerian, Victoria Obaze becomes mayor in UK
I am fulfilled with my achievements, says Ambode
Only 62 women won elections in 2019, says INEC
Ortom says no plan to return to APC
PDP asks Buhari to probe allegations of looting before May 29
Court sacks APC lawmaker-elect in Ondo
Stock investors lose N352bn in eight days
Why Benin, others get stable electricity than Nigeria —TCN
Lagos-Ibadan Expressway 40% completed, says FG
When should your kid have ATM card?
MTN gets NSE approval for listing on premium board
Inflation rate rose to 11.37% in April, says NBS
Appiah, Diouf, others expected for The Match
Leadway win UBA sports tourney
AFCON tickets prices slashed after local fans backlash
Ahmedu gets FIBA role
Bolt jumps into Paris scooter market
Students dominate Nigeria’s drug abuse population – Bowen VC
‘Nigeria ‘ll derive economic benefits from 4th industrial revolution’
‘Smart phones, internet threat to reading culture’
Glad I left UNN better than I met it – Prof Ozumba
‘Inadequate recurrent votes affecting quality of graduates’
Akwa Ibom to review Akwa Poly’s curriculum
Singer, Burna Boy exits social media
Zimbabwe sells 100 elephants to China, Dubai
Divorce: I’m rediscovering my love of men, Wendy Williams reveals
Britney Spears may never perform again says manager
Cannes idol Gomez says social media ‘terrible’ for her generation
Game of Thrones, `Avengers: Endgame’ lead 2019 MTV movie nominations
Management of geographic tongue
‘Shortage of health care workers can ignite a crisis’
Rheumatologist warns against demonising lupus disease
mPedigree wins award for curbing drug faking
NOA urges govt to invest more in orthodontics training
Natural therapies for building and protecting uterine lining
Signs of a damaged phone battery
Editorial: Pension for ex-lawmakers, reckless abuse of office
Ganduje’s an-eye-for-an-eye politics
Is the North Nigeria’s burden?
On Leah Sharibu’s continued hostage

The Nation

Emefiele: policy saboteurs will no longer be spared
Fregene’s wife: don’t let my husband die
Lawan: battle for Senate President not do-or-die
Write judgments for posterity, acting CJN tells judges
Govt, PDP row over ‘threat to democracy’
MTN lists today at NSE
Equities decline with N51b loss
Tribunal fixes May 22 for hearing in PDP’s motion
JAMB: over 1.3m candidates have accessed results
FEC approves $1b Chinese loan for Gurara hydropower project
June 12 as Democracy Day excites activists
‘Chairman’ Christian Chukwu arrives in London tonight
Old Mutual, Afreal, others simplify home ownership
Ambode: we’ve fulfilled our cardinal promises to the people
What age for varsity admission?
KSU tackles indecent dressing
Why we listed in New York Exchange, by Jumia
How I overcame racist abuse as a teenager, by UFC champion Adesanya
The reading challenge
Kogi poll: The West/Central challenge
Emefiele: policy saboteurs will no longer be spared
Equities decline with N51b loss
June 12: Activists to honour Abiola
Our expectations from Sanwo-Olu, by Seriki-Bamu
Oshiomhole, other APC leaders behind my ordeal, says Okorocha
Godfatherism: Group backs El-Rufai’s comment
Ekiti Assembly Lifts Suspension on former Speaker, four others
El Hadji Diouf, seven others expected today for ‘The Match’
WAFU Cup: 22-goal Falcons strike fear in Black Queens
Sprint superstar Bolt jumps into Paris scooter mania
Amstel Malta is Okpekpe race’s official malt drink
Equities decline with N51b loss
Old Mutual, Afreal, others simplify home ownership
Why we listed in New York Exchange, by Jumia
Nigeria, others to account for 53% of fossil fuel
Firm unveils smart toilet fittings
Fed Govt completes construction of box culverts
Group, family petition IG over ticketer’s death
Businessman charged with slapping estate manager
Court remands two for ‘sale of substandard gas cylinders’
Banker gets N500,000 bail for alleged N4.4m theft
Two rape suspects remanded
What age for varsity admission?
PAU MSc in Film Production to help Nollywoord
Save Wesley varsity from collapse, Bishop urges
Many out-of-school children are girls, says governor’s wife
Bank, NGO promote financial literacy with ‘Money Bee’
The reading challenge
UNIBEN Pharmacy students protest teachers’ strike
UDUS union elects executives
Jakande, others bag AOCOED fellowship awards
Arabic literature can redefine world peace

ThisDay

Senate Committee Praises Emefiele, Recommends Him for Confirmation
FG: Atiku Plotting to Sabotage Buhari
FG Considers Friendlier Foreign Exchange Regime
Senate Committee Praises Emefiele, Recommends Him for Confirmation
CBN Gov says saboteurs will be brought to book
Inflation Rate Jumps to 11.37% after Consistent Drop Since January
Tribunal Hears Atiku’s Objection to Bulkachuwa on Wednesday
FG Considers Friendlier Foreign Exchange Regime
Nigerians Not Averse to Paying Tax, Says Alade
MTN Nigeria Eyes Debt, Equity Sale after NSE Listing
Auditors Urged to Adhere to Professionalism
Access Bank Set to Reward DiamondXtra Customers
Kano Emirs: Court Orders Parties to Maintain Status Quo
Army Explains Killing of Commanding Officer, Two Soldiers by Boko Haram
Buhari Leaves for Saudi Arabia Today to Perform Lesser Hajj
Buratai Blames Defeated Politicians for Heightened Insecurity
Lawan: I Won’t be a Rubber Stamp Leader
EFCC Quizzes N’Assembly Clerk, Seizes His Passport
Group backs Goje for Senate presidency
Lawan: I Won’t be a Rubber Stamp Leader
Probe N14tn Corruption Allegation under Your Watch, PDP Tells Buhari
Ekiti Govt, PDP Clash over Move to Register Herders in Ekiti
‘People feel that there’s Nothing Wrong with Vote Buying’
‘The Judiciary Stops the Executive, Legislature from Performing their Job’
Market Records 9.6% Year-to-date Decline on Negative Sentiments
‘Regulatory Compliance Will Mitigate Cybersecurity Threats’
ICT Roadmap Has Improved E-Government, Says Minister
Rangers’ Playoff Status Guaranteed with Win against Insurance
Beating Qatar Key to Flying Eagles Group Stage Success, Says Aigbogun
El Hadji Diouf, Seven Others Expected Today for The Match
Brilliant Ajax End Season with Dutch Double
Amstel Malta is Okpekpe Race’s Official Malt Drink
Coutinho’s Agent Refutes Reports Griezmann to Replace the Brazilian at Barcelona
Access Bank Unveils Polo Star, Neku, as W Brand Ambassador
Special Olympics Nigeria Commemorates World Malaria Day
Ebola: Examining FG’s Poor Prevention Preparedness
Foundation Calls for Equal Rights in WASH, Education for PLWD
CIAPS to Train African Health Managers
FP 2020: Stakeholders Urge FG to Implement BHCPF
Royal Exchange Partners Collinson Group to Launch Health Insurance
Special Olympics Nigeria Commemorates World Malaria Day
IS IT TIME TO LEGALISE MARIJUANA?
EDITORIAL: A DELUGE OF SUICIDE NOTES

Daily Trust

Stop beating drums of war, FG tells Atiku, PDP
FEC approves N27.7bn for grains, meters, Abaji road
Industry minister’s 3 pillars, 5 enablers remain a dream
Tribunal orders PDP to formally apply for Bulkachuwa’s removal
…Security bars protesters from Court of Appeal
States disagree with NEITI on 2019 budget funding
New Etsu Patigi seeks for support
What I want to be remembered for in Bauchi – Abubakar
Senate Presidency: Another group endorses Goje
Industry minister’s 3 pillars, 5 enablers remain a dream
Lawan: Senate, presidency won’t resolve issues in market place under my leadership
Kwara PDP demands fresh gov’ship poll
Imo speaker, majority leader impeached
Lawal to Nigerians: Don’t expect optimal performance from Mikel
Super Falcons rekindle rivalry with Black Queens at WAFU Cup
El-Kanemi lose 2-1 in battle of warriors as Rangers pip Insurance 1-0
States disagree with NEITI on 2019 budget funding
Sahara Energy, Brooge Petroleum to build 250,000 bpd refinery
NEXIM Bank: We disbursed N22bn, created 2000 jobs in one year
3 injured as car rams into moving truck on Lokoja road
Police nab 4 over attempt to snatch N3m in Abuja
We want sign interpreters in FCT hospitals – Deaf association
As Buhari jumps into the ‘true federalism’ bandwagon
How admission policy affects underage applicants
Saraki: The making of a successor
Energy challenges and way forward for MSMEs
Bandits’ informants, sex workers, cooks nabbed in Katsina
NIGER REPUBLIC: 17 soldiers killed in ambush
UNITED STATES: Alabama passes bill banning abortion
How I was drugged, gang-raped in hotel, woman tells court
Graduate rescued from jumping into Lagos lagoon
49 suspected kidnappers arrested in Taraba
Editorial: Policing state/LG joint accounts
FCC will ensure gender equity in recruitments, appointments – Sheba
FRSC retirees beg FG over severance allowances
Minimum wage: FG gives 22-man committee four weeks to submit report
Why access to farm inputs is declining
400,000 farmers to go into sorghum production this year
Despite Ramadan, Sokoto records glut in millet, beans
Tech varsity trains youths in skills acquisition
Council trains librarians electronic resource sharing
Idah poly gets N150m for research
Nollywood: Alex Ekubo, Sophie Alakija star in new movie ‘Love or Quest’
NBMA has ensured safe deployment of GM crops – Environment Minister
Ogoni Cleanup to commence next week as FG handover sites to contractors
Why FG executed 23 emergency ecological projects
Osun: Adeleke faces fresh suit
Man, 40, accused of hacking teenager to death
Wife drags husband to court, demands divorce confirmation

The Sun

9th NASS leadership: EFCC quizzes NASS clerk, summons others
PDP, Atiku beating drums of war –FG
CBN gov gives notice of tough, rough economy
Imo West: Oshiomhole, APC leaders, DSS, behind my ordeal, Okorocha
Again, NFIU warns banks, state govts on LG funds
Emirates: Court orders Kano govt to maintain status quo
Disregard IPOB sit-at-home order –Police
I’m fulfilled as governor –Ambode
We’ll resist installation of monarchs by Alake, Olowu, vows Olota-in-Council
Ondo community tasks oil firm on environmental safety
Mother of 4, others graduate from LASU
Niger completes Minna orphanage, 32 years after
Probe alleged N14trn graft before May 29, PDP charges Buhari
Oshiomhole, APC leaders, DSS behind my ordeal –Okorocha
INEC withdraws certificate of return from Buhari’s ex-aide, gives to Dambazau’s son
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2019 UTME: Over 1.3 million candidates have accessed results so far — JAMB

2019 UTME: Over 1.3 million candidates have accessed results so far — JAMB

The Joint Admissions and Matriculation Board (JAMB) says over 1.3 million candidates have so far accessed their results using the result checker (code), 55019.

The board’s Head, Media and Information, Dr Fabian Benjamin, disclosed this in an interview with the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) on Wednesday in Lagos.

Benjamin was speaking against the backdrop of claims in some quarters that majority of candidates who participated at the board’s 2019 Unified Tertiary Matriculation Examination (UTME) had yet to access their results through the said code.

He also described as untrue, claims by some mischief makers that the N50 charges incurred through the code was going to the board’s purse.

“I want to refute all these claims as there is no truth in them.

“First and foremost, by our records, over 1.3 candidates who sat for this examination have accessed their results using the code for checking the results, which remains ‘55019’.

“Again, let me also state in clear terms that the N50 charged in the process of checking these results does not go to JAMB’s purse but to the various service providers,” Benjamin said.

According to the spokesman, the clarification became necessary in view of what he described as ‘wicked and malicious rumours’ by some persons that the board is charging a fee for checking of results.

Giving a breakdown of the total number of results checked by candidates through the various network providers, Benjamin noted that MTN had the highest, with a total of 888,598, followed by Glo, with a total of 190,923.

He said that coming third was Airtel, with a total of 104, 970 candidates who have so far accessed their result using the network.

Benjamin said that before now, Airtel had some technical hitches, but thankfully, all such challenges had been addressed.

Speaking further, he noted that a total of 62,170 candidates had also accessed their results using the 9mobile service provider.

The spokesman said the board appreciated the concern of those candidates who had challenges accessing their results, and expressed the board’s sincere apologies to the development.

He noted that the board was partnering with the network providers in ensuring quality service in an attempt to forestall such occurrences in its subsequent examinations.

Benjamin said that already, plans were already in place to forward the results to candidates’ profiles for viewing and printing.

NAN reports that results for 2019 UTME were released on Saturday, May 11.

Over 1.8 million candidates registered for the examination. (NAN)