17-year-old Nigerian emerges WAEC’s best candidate with 8 A1s

17-year-old Nigerian emerges WAEC’s best candidate with 8 A1s

Gabriel Dike

A 17-year-old former pupil of Nigerian Airforce Secondary School, Ikeja, Lagos, Peter Arotiba, has emerged the best overall candidate in the May/June West African Senior School Certificate Examination (WASSCE) in West Africa.

Arotiba emerged the best candidate in the sub region with eight A1s in the May/June 2018 WASSCE, beating over 1.9million candidates that sat for the examination.

In the May/ June 2018 WASSCE, Arotiba with examination number 4251112045, obtained A1 in eight subjects which are Economics A1, Civic Education A1, Tourism A1, English Language A1, Mathematics A1, Biology A1, Chemistry A1 and Physics A1.

The second and third positions went to two Ghanaian students, Wilhermina Opoku (2nd) and Brago Afrifa, (3rd).

Opoku, 18 years old and former student of Wesley Girls High School, Cape Coast and Afrifa, former pupil of Yaa Asantewaa Girls SHS, Kumasi, recorded A1 in all the subjects during the May/June 2018 WASSCE.

The Head, Public Affairs of WAEC Headquarters, Accra, Ghana, Mr. Abiodun Aduloju, said the three candidates were honoured with the WAEC International Excellence Awards for their outstanding performance in the May/June 2018 WASSCE at the 67th Annual Meeting of WAEC in Freetown, Sierra Leone.

According to him, the three winners emerged from 1, 976,537 million candidates who sat for WASSCE in The Gambia, Ghana, Liberia, Nigeria and Sierra Leone.

Aduloju stressed that the Augustus Bandele Oyediran Best candidate in West Africa was also presented to Master Peter Arotiba.

The image maker said the council appealed to international donor agencies, corporate organisations and philanthropic private individuals to collaborate with WAEC by instituting other awards to encourage more students in the sub region to strive for academic excellence.

Credit: The Sun

NASS leadership: APC moves against PDP plot to snatch 13 senators-elect

NASS: APC moves against PDP plot to snatch 13 senators-elect

• Lawan opts for one-on-one engagement, • Omo-Agege, Alimikhena, Amosun battle for Deputy Senate President
by Yusuf Alli

• Opposition party targets APC men from Borno, Abia, Oyo, Gombe, Bayelsa, Bauchi, Ogun, Kogi, Sokoto, Imo

The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) has launched an audacious move to win to its side 13 All Progressives Congress (APC) Senators-elect as part of a grand design to hijack the leadership of the 9th Senate.

But the alleged plot has leaked to the APC which has launched a counter move of its own to avoid a repeat of the 2015 infiltration of its ranks in the National Assembly by the PDP, highly placed party sources said last night.

The APC is in talks with all its state governors and national leaders to support President Muhammadu Buhari’s choices for the President of the Senate, Dr. Ahmad Lawan and the Speaker of the House who may be named this week.

The party is determined to ensure that none of its members contests against APC’s official candidates for leadership positions in the Senate and the House of Representatives in June.

Another option is a likely waive of the Standing Rules of the two chambers to allow open voting during the election of principal officers to monitor the loyalty of the party’s Senators-elect.

Besides, the APC is discussing with some PDP Senators-elect with a view to giving them the chairmanship of juicy committees.

But some PDP leaders are targeting 13 ‘rebellious’ Senators-elect from the APC to produce the next President of the Senate, Deputy President of the Senate and other principal officers.

If the PDP’s plan sails through it will have on its side about 56 votes for a majority decision leaving APC with 53.

The PDP targets are Senators-elect from Borno, Oyo, Gombe, Bayelsa, Bauchi and Ogun states.

The party is insisting that the Standing Rules do not expressly state that presiding officers must come from the ruling party.

The opposition party said the fact that it has been a convention for the majority party to produce presiding officers does not make it legal or the norm.

Following the APC’s endorsement of Dr. Ahmed Lawan for the position of Senate President, the battle for the Deputy President of the Senate is hitting up between Senator Ovie Omo-Agege (Delta Central ) and the outgoing Deputy Chief Whip of the Red Chamber, Senator Alimikhena Asekhame (Edo North)..

The outgoing Governor of Ogun State, Mr. Ibikunle Amosun is believed to have joined the race for Deputy Senate President even though it was not zoned to the Southwest.

Investigation by The Nation revealed that APC and PDP have been trying to outwit each other on the election of the new Senate President, Speaker and other officers.

While the APC leadership and Dr. Lawan have been engaging Senators-elect on one-on-one talks, the PDP has been trying to mount pressure on most Senators-elect to resist what it has termed “imposition of principal officers” by the Executive.

Sources said PDP’s agenda is to share power with the APC in the two chambers.

A top source in APC, who spoke in confidence, said: “The race is still open despite the fact that APC has made its position known and released its zoning formula for the Senate. We are expecting the party’s idea of power sharing in the House this week. What we are trying to do is to keep our caucus united in the two chambers.

“But not all Senators-elect and House members-elect have bought into the party’s zoning formula. This is why we have sought the assistance of APC governors and national leaders to engage the new National Assembly members to avoid a repeat of 2015 episode which was plotted and sealed by the opposition.

“Our main target is to assert our right as the party with the majority in the National Assembly to produce the new set of leaders.

“We have already asked the nominee for Senate Presidency, Dr. Ahmad Lawan and some Senators-elect to meet with all Senators-elect on why APC must forge a common front. To us, delivering democratic dividends is more important than the sentiments being whipped up by the opposition.”

Asked if the APC could regain the control of the two chambers, the source added: “We want to speak with one voice this time around; we plan to present common candidates for all offices due to APC without counter-nominations; and we are also negotiating with PDP Senators-elect and House members-elect.

“We will not underrate the opposition but we won’t let them have their way like the case in 2015. We are hopeful of getting the figures from APC and PDP members before the inauguration of the 9th Senate.

A ranking Senator in PDP said: “We are really opposed to any plot to foist leaders on the two chambers. Our fears border on a possible rubber-stamp legislature.

“Our position is that it is not mandatory for the principal officers of the Senate and the House to come from the party with a simple majority in the two chambers. This has been successfully proven in the 7th and 8th National Assembly.

“And going by Section 60 of the 1999 Constitution, the two chambers can come up with rules and regulations to guide its proceedings. The section says: ‘Subject to the provisions of this constitution. The Senate or the House of Representatives shall have power to regulate its own procedure, including the procedure for summoning and recess of the House.

“The modes of voting can be by voice vote, signing of register in a division, electronic voting or even by secret ballot if it is the wish of the new members of the National Assembly.

“So, if a PDP lawmaker will lead the Senate or the House better, let us go for him or her.”

On the alleged plot by PDP to poach 13 APC Senators-elect in order to influence the election of new principal officers in the Senate, a party source said: “With 13 Senators-elect from APC teaming up with 43 PDP Senators-elect, we can comfortably elect independent-minded Senate President and other principal officers with 56-man strength.

“We are discussing with some Senators-elect from Borno, Oyo, Gombe, Bayelsa, Bauchi, Ogun states.

This is our target which we believe is realizable. We will field candidates for all available offices in the two chambers.”

The race for the Office of the Deputy President of the Senate however took a new turn with the emergence of three contenders.

The zoning of the position to the Southsouth has made it a close race for Sen. Ovie Omo-Agege (Delta) and the outgoing Deputy Chief Whip of the Senate, Sen. Alimikhena Asekhame from the Southsouth.

But the outgoing Governor of Ogun State, Mr. Ibikunle Amosun was said to have joined the race for the Deputy Senate President even though it was not zoned to the Southwest.

The outgoing President of the Senate, Chief Ike Ekweremadu, has been silent on whether he will vie for the office for a third term.

A source said: “So far, three candidates have emerged from the APC but being a deft politician, Ekweremadu can spring a big surprise like he did in 2015. The zoning formula favours Sen. Ovie Omo-Agege(Delta) and the outgoing Deputy Chief Whip of the Senate, Sen. Alimikhena Asekhame from the Southsouth but if Amosun goes ahead with his ambition, it can redraw the permutations.

“The zoning formula put in place by the APC is yet to favour the Southeast and the PDP will not mind reaching some accord which can make Ekweremadu to remain in office.”

Credit: The Nation

An Aerial View of 2019 Polls

An Aerial View of 2019 Polls

By Simon-Kolawole, Email: simon.kolawole@thisdaylive.com, sms: 0805 500 1961

With the exception of Rivers state — where former friends are at war — governorship elections have been concluded across Nigeria on the not-so-unfamiliar note: the good, the bad and the ugly. As typical of Nigerian politicians, if they win, “the election was free and fair”; if they lose, “the election was rigged”. No politician rejects a result that favours him or her. It is worth celebrating, though, that many are accepting defeat these days and sending congratulatory messages to the winners. We can take this as a positive trend — as the Fourth Republic approaches its 20th anniversary. And, yes, I intend to take you through some interesting historical facts today ahead of the anniversary. A lot has happened in 20 years that we need to recollect.

Elections were held in 29 out of 36 states because of what Mr Peter Obi (then of APGA) did in 2007. Having fought for three years to win his election petition against Dr. Chris Ngige (then of PDP), Obi had spent just one year as governor of Anambra state when the 2007 election was held. He went to court to enforce his constitutional right to four years in office and the courts agreed with him. So his first term expired in 2010. Other states with similar litigation outcomes soon joined the train of “out of season” elections: Ondo, Edo, Ekiti, Osun, Bayelsa and Kogi. That, in sum, explains why governorship polls are now held in only 29 states during the general election. It is practically impossible to align them with the general election, so we will live with this for life.

But contrary to what you might have been told, Ngige was not the first sitting governor to be asked to vacate office. The “honour” goes to Mr. Boni Haruna (PDP), whose re-election as governor of Adamawa state in 2003 was nullified by the tribunal in March 2004 — but the Court of Appeal saved his neck thereafter. His opponent, Alhaji Adamu Modibbo (ANPP), would have done a Peter Obi before Peter Obi. At the time, the Court of Appeal was the last bus stop for governorship petition. This was changed to the Supreme Court by the National Assembly in 2010 to “deal” with Justice Ayo Salami, then president of the Court of Appeal, who had been accused of using his position to award governorships to Action Congress of Nigeria (ACN). He denied the allegation.

Haruna might have survived by the skin of his teeth in 2003, but many governors were not that lucky. In fact, 11 incumbent governors were swept out of office that year — the highest in a single season. All but one of the six south-west governors (all AD) were defeated by PDP candidates. Only Governor Bola Tinubu of Lagos survived. However, in the 2015 general election, only one incumbent was defeated — Alhaji Ramalan Yero (PDP) of Kaduna state. Later in the year, Captain Wada Idris failed to get re-elected as the governor of Kogi state. In 2019, only two incumbents have lost so far — Mohammed Abubakar of Bauchi and Jibrilla Bindow of Adamawa. We have to wait for the outcome of Rivers’ election to know if we need to update the casualty figure.

Despite all the hue and cry, PDP did not do badly in the 2019 general election. It gained four states (Bauchi, Adamawa, Oyo and Imo) and lost two (Gombe and Kwara). Zamfara is still in play. If the Supreme Court rules that APC was not qualified to field candidates in Zamfara, PDP would gain an additional state. And if Senator Ademola Adeleke maintains his victory at the tribunal up to Supreme Court level, Osun would also go the way of PDP. If Rivers goes in the bag too, PDP could soon be in charge of 17 states as against 18 for APC. With Kogi in play in November, PDP could even dream of having 18 states to APC’s 17 and APGA’s one. It is a possibility. On the evidence of this, I wouldn’t think the 2019 general election was such a bad outing for the leading opposition party.

Comparatively, PDP lost eight states (all in the north) in the 2015 general election (before losing Kogi later in the year to make it nine). In fact, PDP did not gain a single state then, compared to four in 2019. As things stand, PDP will control 14 states, APC 20 and APGA one by May 29 (the missing state on the list is Rivers, whose result we may not know until another week). I understand that political emotions are still raw, but for PDP to even have the possibility of controlling up to 18 states by November 2019 is like a fairy tale. The party was virtually dead and buried after the 2015 elections and the mass defection to the new bride, the APC. It could be that Nigerians are disappointed in APC’s performance and are returning to their first husband. I can’t say for sure.

PDP used to pride itself as the largest party in Africa. In 1999, it produced 21 state governors as against APP’s nine and AD’s six. After the 2007 general election, PDP was controlling 28 states! The party was so arrogant that it continued to tell us it would rule Nigeria for 60 years, like the Institutional Revolutionary Party (PRI) which ruled Mexico for 71 unbroken years from 1929 to 2000. PDP probably borrowed its green-white-red flag from the PRI. The PDP started showing signs of break-up in 2007 with the formation of the Reform Group, led by Senator Ken Nnamani, Senator Adolphus Wabara and Rt. Hon. Aminu Bello Masari. Things began to fall apart with its “zoning” (power rotation) controversy in 2011 after the death of President Umaru Musa Yar’Adua.

The PDP could be mischievous by talking about the number of its “alumni” who are now APC governors. The governors-elect of Kebbi, Kaduna, Katsina, Kano, Bauchi, Kwara and Ogun, among others, were once in the PDP in their careers, although they are wearing the APC jersey today. That was how powerful the PDP used to be. It is accurate to say it produced most governors, either as current members or alumni, in this year’s general election. Despite its famed power, PDP has never ruled three states: Borno, Yobe and Lagos. Its record of having ruled 33 out of 36 states in the last 20 years will be hard to match; APC and all its legacy parties have only ruled 26 states, with no luck in 10 yet. Taraba is the only northern state APC or any of its legacy parties has never ruled.

APC’s hold on Borno, Yobe and Lagos looks solid, so also is the eternal record held by Alhaji Ibrahim Geidam, the Yobe governor. When he leaves office in May, he would have ruled Yobe for over ten years. He became governor on January 27, 2009 when Senator Mamman Ali died. Giedam, as deputy, stepped in to complete Ali’s term and subsequently won two terms in office in 2011 and 2015. This record cannot be broken. Under the amended constitution, if you succeed your principal, your tenure starts counting immediately. There is no “completing” anybody’s tenure again. Yobe had also produced the second longest-serving governor: Senator Bukar Ibrahim, governor in the Third Republic from January 1991 to November 1993 who later served two terms from 1999-2007.

Ibrahim served as governor for 119 months while Geidam would have spent 124 months and two days by May 29, 2019. Rev. Jolly Nyame also governed Taraba thrice and matches Ibrahim’s record. Alhaji Abubakar Audu was in the same class; he could have matched Ibrahim’s record if he had not died on his way to winning the 2015 election in Kogi state. He was elected in 1992 and 1999 but lost in 2003. Only one living person can still equal their record: Chief Segun Osoba, governor of Ogun state from 1992-93. He was elected again in 1999 but lost in 2003. He can still have a go, legally speaking. A court had ruled in 2003 that the Third Republic tenures of Audu, Osoba, Nyame and Ibrahim would not count in the two-term limit permitted by the 1999 constitution.

Back to the 2015 governorship elections, it is very interesting to note that Governor Aminu Waziri Tambuwal defeated APC’s Aliyu Ahmed with a margin of 342 votes. Tambuwal has described this as the slimmest victory margin in the history of Nigeria. I do not have any evidence to contradict him. But if Senator Adeleke eventually becomes governor of Osun state, his own margin could be 354. The tribunal has annulled the supplementary election of September 2018 which gave victory to APC’s Alhaji Adegboye Oyetola. The difference of 12 votes would still make Tambuwal the “slimmest margin” record holder. The biggest gap in 2019 is in Borno state, where APC’s Babagana Zulum scored 1,175,440 — that is 1,109,325 more than his opponent who got 66,115 votes.

Alhaji Mohammed Imam, the PDP candidate in Borno, should still thank his stars — Senator Ayo Eze, the APC candidate in Enugu state, got a miserable tally of 10,423, the lowest of any PDP/APC governorship candidate. But you just have to pity PDP’s Alhaji Abba Yusuf whose 1,024,713 votes in Kano still did not allow him to be crowned. Dr. Abubakar Ganduje scored 1,033,695 to edge him out, although the alleged irregularities that greeted the supplementary election means the tribunal will soon receive a visitor. There were five “millionaires” in all — Ganduje (1,033,695), Zulum (1,175,440), Nasir el-Rufai (1,045,427, Kaduna), Aminu Masari (1,178,864, Katsina) and Yusuf (1,024,713, Kano). Yusuf is the only “millionaire” to lose.

Finally, despite the allegations of irregularities, elections were very competitive in several states, particularly in Sokoto, Adamawa, Kano, Oyo, Ogun, Plateau, Sokoto and Bauchi. The figures look credible, although the Kano supplementary poll is being disputed. Over all, we seem to have fairly contained the fraudulent writing of results in some parts of the south, but the underage voters in the north are still getting a pat on the back. General voter turn-out needs to improve. INEC must get its act together in the area of logistics and speed of announcing results. Certainly, the 2019 general election was not better than 2015, but to call it the worst in our history cannot be accurate. As a journalist, I covered the 2003 and 2007 general elections. I know what I saw. Perspectives.

And Four Other Things…
WHITHER IGBO?
The Igbo once again gave their votes to the PDP in the presidential election and this has raised yet another issue over the sharing of the “spoils of victory”. If the APC-led government insists on “winner takes all”, then national cohesion will take a hit in the next four years. While the hawks will be telling President Buhari to “deal with those guys” for not voting for him, I would say two things: one, he should not ignore the fact that south-east’s votes for him have been on the rise in the last three general elections, no matter how marginal; two, he needs the support and energies of everybody. He has to be president of all, including those who did not vote for him. Inclusion.

EXPORT-IMPORT LOGJAM
Is there a way of really understanding the Nigerian situation? We depend heavily on imports, yet we do not have enough reception facilities at the ports. Imported goods spend months before they are cleared. Now there is another problem: even though we have been talking about promoting non-oil exports and encouraging Nigerians to go into agriculture, the ports are such a mess that exporting has itself become a nightmare. According to a Bloomberg report, shipments of cashew nuts worth N108 billion ($300 million) have been trapped at the Apapa port since January because of “inadequate capacity and infrastructure, stifling red tape and corruption”. Nigeria!

PIZZA PIMPS
Chief Audu Ogbeh, minister of agriculture, might have bitten more than he could chew on Wednesday while defending his ministry’s 2019 budget before a senate committee. Ogbeh complained that some Nigerians now order pizza from the UK via their cell phones and take delivery the next day through British Airways. He sounded genuinely angry. Some commentators have taken him on, reminding him that government officials gleefully patronise foreign goods and services. Some said he was exaggerating his “pizza by air” claim so as to be retained as minister. Can Ogbeh please give us details of how much forex Nigerians expend on importing London pizza yearly? Spicy.

AND FINALLY…
Mr. Babatunde Fashola, minister of power, shocked many of us when he said on Wednesday that some states in Nigeria now enjoy nearly uninterrupted power supply. I did not know things had improved so dramatically in the sector. All I know is that my bills for diesel at home and in the office have gone up considerably in the last three weeks. However, it seems some Nigerians do not agree with Fashola: someone said on Twitter that to be fair to the minister, he did not say the states enjoying “almost 24 hours of power supply” were in Nigeria. Maybe he meant American states! Or was the minister adding the power supplied by generators as well? Electrifying!

Credit: TheCable

Basing Teachers’ Promotion on Students’ Exam Results Promotes Malpractice –  SM Adekanye

Basing Teachers’ Promotion on Students’ Exam Results Promotes Malpractice – SM Adekanye

The Late S.M Adekanye

The death has been announced of a retired Director of Education and Principal in the Lagos State Ministry of Education, Mr S.M Adekanye. He breathed his last on Wednesday, March 20 2019.
A teacher, an author and examiner of English Language, Adekanye was respected for his forthrightness and commitment to duty.
It is indeed a great loss for the education community in Lagos State.
He once granted Demola Adefajo’s Blog (DAB) an exclusive interview where he bared his mind on many issues.
The interview is reproduced below for your pleasure.

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Mr S.M. AdebisiAdekanye is a retired Director of Education who took his bow out of the teaching service in 2013 spoke with our correspondent on a number of issues impinging on education- examination malpractice, sexual harassment, failure in English Language, discipline in school and a host of others.
Enjoy the interview
How did the journey start?
I am Mr SM AdebisiAdekanye.
I started as an ordinary teacher in 1980. I started as a teacher of English Language and English Literature at Anwar-ul-Islam College Agege in the HSC classes and Class five. That’s where I started. After some time I became the head of department of English Language and Literature. I left the school in 1990. I was posted to Lagos Baptist College, OkeOdo. I spent few months there before I was transferred to Yewa High School, Agege in the same year. I was in Yewa High School as he Vice Principal of the school from 1990 to 1999. I was posted to FESTAC College, AmuwoOdofin as the Deputy Principal in 1999. I spent just a month there. I was posted to St Joseph Secondary School, Agege, where I also served as the Deputy Principal from 1999 to 2001 when the schools were handed over to the original owners. From there I went to IjaiyeOjokoro as the Deputy Principal.
After that I came to Millennium Secondary School, Egbeda in 2002 as the Principal of the school. I was there till 2007 when I was moved to Alimoso Senor Grammar School, Alimoso as the Principal. Then in October 2010, I was transferred to Lagos Model College, Meiran as the Principal. I was there till June 26, 2013 when I retired from the service.

Factors responsible for bad results in English Language
The factors are many. Let me start with the students. The students are not properly groomed in the subject. The subject is very demanding. From the school level, the students should write essays, do comprehension passages, do summary. Then we have the objectives and Test of Orals and Lexis and Structure. All these should be done within a week. But the Essay area is the only area the child would be asked to write something for someone to interpret. So the student should be properly groomed. If he can write a good essay, there is no way he would not be able to handle the other aspects.
As for the teachers: the teachers’ knowledge and enthusiasm. Don’t let me use the word knowledge. The enthusiasm in teaching the subject is low. From the beginning they find the subject a burdensome subject, very engrossing and demanding. And then if it is the lazy type, he or she would not be able to do what is expected of him or her. There are two categories of students. Those from educationally enriched background, from literate homes and those from homes where the parents do not have deep knowledge of English Language. The students from the homes where the parents don’t have deep knowledge of the subject and government bad policies worsen the situation. Eventually, the students record low marks.
These are the basic issues.
Let me pick the example of a public secondary school. If you give them an essay topic, before you can come across a student who can score 22 over 50 in essay writing then such a student must be a brilliant student. Most of them score between 12 and 18 in essay. The paper 1 carries 100 marks. Essay: 50, Comprehension: 20, Summary: 30. If a candidate scores 12 or 15 over 50 in Essay, if he is not properly groomed, he would not be able to respond properly in Comprehension. So in all, maybe he manages to scores between 30 and 35 in paper 1. The Objective is 80 questions which may boil down to 20 marks eventually. Then you get to test of orals, 15 marks. So the Paper 1 is the Paper that can do and undo the candidate. It carries the greater proportion of the marks. But a child that does not have control over the subject would just mess up everything and it would bog down to F9.
The problems are many. The problems are with the students themselves, the teachers and even the government.
The role of the government
The government is to create an enabling environment for teaching and learning. Then the government has to go about the training and retraining the teachers. Training and retraining the teachers is not just bringing ideas not relevant to the environment. It is a question of teaching them basic things like how to write good essays, how they will go about their comprehension, how they will go about their summary passages. If a teacher has control on all these areas, there is no way the child would fail. Even if the child is from educationally disadvantaged background, it doesn’t matter. The grading is from A1 to C6. He can at least get C6.
But if the teacher is not properly equipped in these areas, the students would find it difficult to pass. That is why the government should train and retrain. They should not stop training teachers. If they want to train, they should look for relevant resource people. People who have gone through the educational system, who have been involved in marking of scripts and who actually know the demands of English Language syllabus. When all these are lacking, there is no way the student can pass English Language. Like I have said earlier, in a public school before you can come across a student who will score 40 over 100 is a difficult task.
Teachers not being examiners
As a teacher you should attend the coordination even if you are not going to mark. You should acquire the experience because the schemes vary from year to year. If a teacher is not conversant with all these things, he won’t know the right thing expected of him. For example, today in Paper 1 we have the essay, comprehension and summary. Most of the time they have been giving the students stories to react to in comprehension and summary. In essay, they ask the students to write personal letters. Most of the time they write stories that are not relevant fit into requirements. A teacher has to be conversant with all these things. When the teacher is not conversant, there is no way he can impart the needed knowledge.
Discipline of students
Discipline will break down in schools because in the home too it is not observed. The parents don’t insist on discipline. If a child is from a disciplined home, he would transfer it to the school. Maintaining discipline in schools is a very difficult area because of certain cases coming out of disciplining students. Government encroachment has been too much. Discipline in the school is necessary. It is the strength of every school. With disciplines school and disciplined administration you will have a very disciplined school. But discipline has failed in the society and at homes. It is very difficult to maintain it except you are the stubborn Principal who appreciates the necessity of discipline in the school setting. Even then, as a human being there are times you can make a mistake. If you don’t device a means of maintaining discipline it may be very difficult. Discipline is essential in the school but very difficult.
It is for the smooth running of the administration if students will comport themselves and be orderly.

When you misfire as an administrator you are in trouble. Disciplined and orderly school is essential for smooth administration and learning. When you get to a disciplined school you think you are in a graveyard. Everything is silent. Everybody is minding his or her business. It is quiet with no disturbance or students roaming about. Everybody will be seated and teaching and learning would be going on well. And the students will not come to school late.
When you want to maintain that as a Principal some of your teachers would be rebellious. They will consider it to be too harsh. The government is not helping matters. Parents are also not helping matters. Most of the young parents don’t beat their children at home. During our own time our parents beat us at home. So it was not strange if you were beaten at school. Even if you were bruised nobody would care. But these days the young parents would not want to beat their children and they would not want the teacher to beat their children.
If you say punishment, you can give the child imposition. But these days it takes time. And the government is not encouraging suspension of students. If a child has gone beyond bounds, you just give him a week or two to stay at home with the parents and return when he is sober. Government restrictions have made things very difficult for school Principals. The Principals have no authority. He is the school Principal, but if he is not diplomatic, he can incur the wrath of the society, the government.

Experience with discipline of students as a Principal
What I was doing was to call a meeting of the parents before curbing the excesses of the students. I would put a notice, inviting the parents to discuss at length. For instance on late coming, I would tell the parents “your children have been coming late and it has been disturbing teaching and learning in the first period. what do we do?” If they say we should curb the lateness, we would then deliberate on how to curb the lateness. I would take suggestions from the parents. Mine would be to implement the suggestions. The reason is this: there are some parents who have access to the ministry. They would just go and tell some cock and bull story. Eventually, they would start worrying you. They (Ministry Officials) would not let you concentrate in school.
It is better to start with the parents and give the children grace of, maybe, two weeks to adjust. You tell them “we have resumed today. If you come late to school two weeks from now, you would be sanctioned”. It is as simple as that.
You see, you cannot discipline the students without the parents’ consents because some of them may not agree with you.
So that was the way I was going by it. I would first of all invite the parents and we discuss and reach resolution. Then the students would be given time to prepare. By the time the grace period expires he would have checked himself and put some things in order. Eventually, you would have very few of them would fall into that trap. There must be consultation.
And you as the Principal must be an embodiment of discipline. If you tell the students not to come late, you too should come to school early. By 7 to 7.30 you are already in the school. If you do that, the children will learn one or two things from you. But you cannot sit somewhere, doing something different and expect the students to behave well. It won’t work. If you want to curb staff lateness, you come early to school. You should be one of the first arrivals in the school.

Examination malpractice
The problem is that the students are not properly equipped for the examination. So they panic when they want to go and write the examination. They don’t exude that confidence expected of them. That is why they go all out to look for easy way out. That easy way out is examination malpractice. They look for ‘live’ questions, solicit for assistance of some corrupt teachers to assist them in the examination hall.
The first solution to examination malpractice is to prepare the children very well. If the child is very well prepared, half of the problem is already solved.
Then with the staff, all of them cannot be corrupt. You have one or two teachers you can trust who would not compromise. These are the teachers you choose to lead the invigilators. There would be more than two who are honest who would not tolerate malpractice. They are the people you make the chief invigilators for each paper. Some of the teachers, the young teachers especially, collect money. They would even collect money for even tests,
Prepare the children well and you will need some disciplined and honest teachers who will invigilate.
So if you have the honest teachers leading the invigilation, the deviant ones cannot do anything. If they want to do anything unusual they would be curbed.
Involvement of school Principals in examination malpractice
The pressure for that is from the government. When the school result is bad they indict them. In their meetings they say all sorts of uncomplimentary things about such schools as if the school is not being properly manned, when such pressure is mounted on them, they will go to the extent of aiding and abetting. Promotion of the staff should not be based on the performance of the students. Once you do it like that, you are indirectly creating an atmosphere conducive for examination malpractice.

How have you been spending your retirement period?
I have been going round some schools, assisting them on the effective teaching of English Language. I want to establish a consultancy service where teachers would be trained in the teaching of certain subjects- English Language, Mathematics, Economics and some other subjects. The teachers would be trained by the best hands you can find in this country.

Sexual harassment in schools
I heard some cases like that. It is a very delicate matter. In the first instance, when something of that nature happens in the school the school would be divided. You would have some members of staff who would say no and others would say yes. Some would be supporting the accused teachers. That is why I say it is very delicate matter. If a teacher is using his position as teacher of students to be harassing those students sexually, the best thing to do as a Principal is to request for his transfer from that school. If he goes to another school and he does that, they also would agitate for his transfer. By the time he goes round about ten or twenty schools, he would eventually be sober

Teachers who write anonymous petitions
What you should do as a Principal is to have record of everything in the school. Some teachers want to operate in an atmosphere of confusion. They don’t like well-disciplined place where things are done in proper manner. I can give you one simple example: if at the end of every term, the Principal would call for the marks, the continuous assessment marks, have a copy with him and a copy with the teacher, and do that for all the test and take the pain to vet the CA marks and ensure they agree with what is in the marked scripts, teachers would find you very strict. Some would commend you. But those who live on collecting N500 from students and so forth would gang against the Principal and write their petitions
The Ministry of Education is operating a system I will call an absentee landlord. When the landlord is not living on the premises, anytime he comes and people tell him about some things going on he would consider all the tenants as being bad. And he would just be doing some things the tenants will not like. That is what they do in their investigation. They come for investigation. They don’t have their facts. If the person who wrote the petition has been able to make himself available, it would have been easy to investigate.
Some teachers basically are cowards. They can’t call a spade a spade. If you see that the Principal is doing something bad and come out with your facts, it would be very easy. It would solve a lot of problems. You see when the Ministry officials start their investigation, if you are not careful, innocent people would be brought to their investigation because they would mention their names somewhere. By the time you get to know they would start asking foolish questions. That is what I see in the whole idea of petition writing.
A Principal who would not be subjected to anonymous petition would be one who has given them the laxity to do whatever they like. Once the Principal is disciplined and say this is what I want for my school, a lot of the teachers would commend the Principal. But you would have three or four who would be very rebellious because they cannot operate in that atmosphere. So certainly they can write a petition against the Principal .
Life as a retiree
The entitlement was delayed. But it has eventually been paid. I am sorry to say one thing, Fashola’s government was basically an anti-pensioner’s government. His emphasis was on other development, neglecting the pensioners. Ambode has been very good to the pensioners. If he can continue to clear the backlog, once someone retires they can get their entitlements within three to four months. But once there is backlog there is no way you can pay someone who has just retired. It is very painful when you retire and you don’t have any means of livelihood. You were once collecting a salary and the salary was okay for you. But when you are retired you don’t have anything. Not even N5000. It is a big money to you. And you know you are growing. And this environment when you are growing all sorts of ailments would be emerging- diabetes, hypertension. All these things would start coming. That is the time you have to take good care of your health. And when you don’t have the financial wherewithal what do you do
My philosophy
I believe you should do your best and leave the rest to God

Religious Belief
It is a personal matter. I am not enthusiastic about religion. Not that I condemn religion but I have read a lot about what religion can cause in the society. Very bad people hide themselves under the cloak of religion and become hypocrites. So I am not so keen. Not that I don’t believe in God. But I am not so keen about religion.

News Headlines Mar 31, 2019. Headlines From Nigeria’s Major Newspapers

News Headlines Mar 31, 2019. Headlines From Nigeria’s Major Newspapers

Compiled by Demola Adefajo

The Punch
EFCC raises team to quiz Amosun, Okorocha, Yari as immunity ends
Saraki, Mark, Akpabio, 214 lawmakers to get N1.3bn severance allowance
GAC tackles Aregbesola, Mandate Group over Sanwo-Olu’s cabinet
Constitutional crisis looms as CJN’s tenure ends in three weeks
Though now a Christian, I’ve never been to church – Bolanle Ninalowo
When I get to varsity, people will be scared of my English – Sanyeri
The one change Nigeria needs
The effects of sexual frustration
Man arrested for hacking brother to death
I’ll like to meet Sugar Daddy said to be bankrolling my business — Ifu Ennada
Shina Peller throws lavish party
I left police because of injustice but met the same thing in politics — Sen. Misau
My wife was murdered carrying pregnancy of son she’s been praying to have — Husband of sergeant killed in Edo
N13bn fraud: EFCC approaches Interpol for ex-NIA DG, wife’s arrest
Offa Poly student commits suicide over handout proceeds
We’ll resist speakership zoning to South-West, North-Central — APC group
Minimum Wage Bill undergoing standard procedure — Presidency
Ohanaeze youths seek Buhari’s intervention in Kanu’s arrest order
Confusion as gunmen shoot five at Kogi fishing festival
No bodyguards for priests against kidnappers — Catholic bishops
Court sentences four to death by hanging in Delta
Lassa fever kills five in 15 new cases
Two killed in Ondo cult clash, two suspects held
You can’t deregister parties, APP tells INEC
Inconclusive elections: Emerging threat to Nigeria’s democracy?
Alleged certificate scam to blackmail Kwara governor-elect, says APC chieftain
LCCI hails CBN on interest rate reduction
Nissan wants tariff hike on used vehicles, grey imports
Airport infrastructure: Union demands new passenger service charge
One can be instrumental to nation-building by creating businesses –Ajayi
NLC knocks govs for not implementing pension scheme
Nigerian crude oil grades get boost in Europe
Electronic voting won’t stop rigging because some ranking politicians are desperate –UI VC, Olayinka
We must remove legal web frustrating anti-graft war – Ex-Ambassador to Philippines, Farounbi
I’ve been waiting for my brother’s call — Late Adesanmi’s sister
It was tough leaving as insurance firm’s MD to become a priest —Supreme head, C&S
SDP’s crisis contrived to stop it from displacing APC, PDP – Shonibare, SDP chair
Against the odds: Again, Nigeria’s Special Olympians shine in Abu Dhabi
Man City cruise back to top
Ex-Eagles celebrate Tinubu at 67
Federer battles Isner in Miami Open final
Racist abuse: Sarri calls for rule to halt matches
UPDATED: English Premier League table (Wk 31)
Private varsities can better manage TETFund allocations –VC, Elizade University
I’ll make a scapegoat of Lil Kesh – Eleyele
Young actors messing up the industry – Dele Odule
My work is based on my values – Femi Jacobs
With kidney ailment, having children not my priority – Leo Mezie
The effects of sexual frustration
10 public places where Nigerians defecate openly
Meningitis victims prone to memory loss, stroke –Expert
I’m sad knowing Oyo drunk driver who killed my pregnant wife walks freely — Widower
Govt, police failed to honour late officer, visit family –Sons of cop killed in Edo
Constant agony as Cross River/Ebonyi communities continue deadly clashes over land
Editorial: Containing the Lassa fever spread
The one change Nigeria needs
Awon Boyz wows @ iREP 2019
Needed reforms to stem revenue losses in oil sector
Please listen (II)
Dangers of using sex as punishment

The Nation

NASS: APC moves against PDP plot to snatch 13 senators-elect
Many injured as gunmen attack Kogi fishing festival
Tinubu: No room for serpent in National Assembly this time 12
Rivers Polls: Wike, AAC’s Awara clash at stakeholders meeting
Oluleye, ex-PPPRA boss, is dead
BOLANLE AUSTEN-PETERS: I would have been a dancer
APC, Buhari and 2023 (1)
Democratic Deficits and Nation-Building
Deportation saga: Nigeria, Ghana Immigration in reconciliatory talks
APC caucuses vow to enforce party’s decisions
APC caucuses vow to enforce party’s decisions
Election monitoring group calls for probe of returning officer
Govt urged to look into traditional cure for sickle cell
Ogun governor-elect, deputy meet Buhari at Aso Rock
Fayemi to S’ West Leaders: Put aside party politics for regional integration
Eko Chocolate Show to generate $2b, several jobs
Nigeria still can’t feed itself – Buhari
Again, DSS arrests Jones Abiri in Bayelsa
Ihedioha: Imagine the future of Imo
‘Buhari’s integrity inspired my move to APC’
Tinubu, real Yoruba leader – Ehindero
Imo: Tasks before Ihedioha
Kwara: Can the people take ownership?
Why I want to be Deputy Speaker – Magaji
SAVIOUR GODWIN: Yes, I have found love!
Morelos: Flipside of Rangers in-form striker
WILFRED NDIDI: How Nduka Ugbade made me a toughie
Late Messi brace win Catalan derby
Wasteful Bayern stumble in title race as Dortmund win late
Rashford, Martial give sloppy Manchester United win over Watford
GTBank, Innoson rift over alleged court judgement deepens
How rise in inflation may affect Nigerians
MAN, OPS push for effective port system
Aba shoes in markets carry dollar price tags
Rite Foods elevates ‘good Samaritan’ sausage hawker
‘With N10, 000, you can start T-shirt merchandising’
Man jumps to death in Ibadan
Edo Waste Mgt Board re-activates ‘Clean Up Edo’ campaign in Benin
Highway robbery claims six in Adamawa
Police nab kidnapping syndicate, recover AK 47 in Katsina
Herbalists using vulgar languages on us, residents cry out
British curriculum not superior to Nigeria’s — Educationist
I see my music as Gold
Auchi Poly sanctions 27 staff for misconduct
Media group inaugurates TV for youths
NO PRESSURE TO GET MARRIED – NOLLYWOOD DIVA CHIOMA GRACE IFEMELUDIKE
MICHAEL JACKSON: Dstv to air controversial ‘Leaving Neverland’
OMOWUNMI DADA SPEAKS ON DIVERSIFYING
Vitamin C can cut time spent in intensive care units
Nutritional benefits of mango
Wellness tips this dry season
APC, Buhari and 2023 (1)
Democratic Deficits and Nation-Building
Editorial: Boy giant
The education of young Success

ThisDay
Bago: No Agreement with APC, Oshiomhole over Consensus Candidate
Says North-central denied position for 20 years
Customs Donates 6,725 Bags of Rice to Orphans, IDPs
Fayemi: Olusola, PDP Free to Challenge My Victory
Amid Revenue Drop, NASCON Puts Smile on Shareholders’ Faces
As Nigeria’s Local Portfolio Investors Regain Confidence
Adedoja, Former Sport Minister, Dumps PDP
Amnesty Office Unveils Strategy to Reintegrate 30,000 Ex-Niger Delta Agitators
ANRP Vows to Challenge A’Ibom Guber Election Result
For First Bank, the Beat Goes on at 125
A Case for NHIS Act Review
Exposed…Singer, Iyanya’s Tryst With Rich Married Women
Timaya Still in the Game
From A Bricklayer to a World Champion…How Anthony Joshua’s Glo Tvc Is Inspiring Nigerians
Liverpool Host Spurs in High Stakes Premiership Match
Waiting and Waiting for the Global Renminbi
The Silent War Between Osinbajo And Amosun…
NYSC Appeals to Katsina to Provide Potable Water, Hostels at Orientation Camp

Keystone Bank appoints Abubakar Danlami Sule as Acting MD/CEO
La Liga: Messi Brace Seals Barca Win
Bahrain GP: Ferrari’s Leclerc Takes Maiden Pole
Lagos City, Birrel High School Sparkle at PWC Chess4Change Grand Slam
The 1980s Star Actors: Where Are They Now?
Who Will Settle The Rift Between Kola Daisi And Kessington Adebutu?
Honour Well-Deserved…Dazzle And Valour Of Abimbola Ashiru
From Atlanta To Kwara…Ahmed Uwhubetine Becomes Abdulrahman Abdulrazaq’s Man Friday

Daily Trust
Why Ganduje’s Re-election Cannot Stand – Abba Kabir Yusuf (Abba Gida-Gida)
Declare National Emergency on Kidnapping
Residents flee as Boko Haram attacks Chibok, Madagali villages
B/Haram: Troops kill 5 insurgents, arrest 3
Marafa to Oshiomhole: Don’t change suddenly
We have sealed 7 branches of GTBank to recover debt – Innoson
NASS leadership: What we did wrong in 2015 – Tinubu
Bauchi Governor-Elect Mohammed, others to get certificates of return
Inside ‘mad dash’ for Senate presidency
B/Haram: Troops kill 5 insurgents, arrest 3
Don’t micro-zone NASS leadership to individuals – Hon Kumalia
Confusion as defections rock Amaechi-backed AAC in Rivers
NCDC confirms 15 new cases of Lassa Fever in 6 states
2019 Lagos Polo: Abuja Almat clinch Majekodunmi, Italian Ambassador Cups
Ogboro, Kangiwa, Kyari, head NPF committees
200 golfers storm Kaduna for Daily Trust President Cup
As PIB lingers, multi-billion dollar investments elude Nigeria
Obiano opens N1.2b fish feed plant in Onitsha
40th Int’l trade fair: Linkage between agriculture, industry will bring sustainable growth- Enelamah
Gunmen injure 5, disrupt fishing festival in Kogi
Police averts ‘bloody’ clash between CSO/PDP in Rivers
The one change Nigeria needs
2019: MY VOTE IS… (11) AGAINST NIGERIA’S ‘DEMOCRACY’
Nigerian students contribute $42b to US economy
Nigeria, Ghana in talks to end counter deportations
We are equal to securing Nigeria – NAF
Ibadan man climbs mast, then jumps to death
How we construct threshers for farmers, local fabricators
Sesame price rises in Sokoto as supply dips
Has FUTA Eva FI tomatoes disappeared from market?
Opportunites for government jobs shrinking, says Edo governor
Buhari urges universities to invest in research
British curriculum not superior to Nigeria’s — Educationist
Kannywood actress Nagudu dazzles in red
Man condemned to 30 years imprisonment for defiling 10-year- old girl

The Sun
Investigate illegal deployment of soldiers during polls –Falana tasks FG
Rivers guber: INEC assures of concluding collation as scheduled
NASS leadership: Group warns against excluding Southeast
Aftermath of Russia 2018 World Cup: Nigerians still stranded in Russia –Amb Ugbah
9Th Assembly: APC reps members jostle for speakership position
I won’t act nude for even $1billion –Toyosi Opeyemi, actress
Bayo Omoboriowo: Buhari’s photographer opens up on president’s images
Let’s work as one family, el-Rufai appeals to Kaduna residents
38 bag distinction as ABU Agric Colleges hold joint convocation
Dickson signs N299b 2019 budget into law
Restructuring: Fayemi urges Afenifere leaders to re-strategise
Enugu govt to upgrade School of Public Health Nsukka to College of Health Technology
9Th assembly: southeast will not accept anything below deputy senate president – adighije
Nothing wrong if Buhari probes Obasanjo on n16 billion power contract – Ekechi
Buhari’s second term opportunity to consolidate s/east rehabilitation – Pastor James
Why I dumped APGA for APC – Evang. Tony Gray Okpe, Senatorial aspirant
CBN enjoins Enugu farmers to take advantage of IDP on ACGSF
AfDB approves $20m investment in Uhuru fund
Facebook to train female entrepreneurs in Nigerian universities
Nigeria’s MPI remains positive for 24th consecutive month –NIPC
PenCom allays fear over management of N8.67trn pension fund
Man City go back to the top of EPL
Allegri: Juventus will not risk Ronaldo against Ajax
McGregor’s rise from plumber to $100 million fighter
CAF kick-off first ever VAR Workshop in Johannesburg
Nigeria soars to 38 spot in latest Fifa women’s ranking
I have silenced critics – Osimhen
D’ Tigers face France in FIBA 3×3 World Cup Qualifier opener
Parents, clerics pushing youths into football slavery —Players’ agent
Ahead AFCON 2019: Eagles striking options excites Rohr
Ighalo: I rejected Barca over bench role
Dennerby: Our target is to play in World Cup final
… Ogebe determined to keep her place in Super Falcons
Actors call for more black hairstylists in Hollywood
Terrorism and the New Zealand example
What is fitness?
NSE: Weak sentiments trail stocks
Why you should dump that manipulative guy fast!
Honouring God in your home
Women, conduct background checks on your men
Illegal structures
Benefits of having sex more often
What is fitness?
5 Sneaky reasons you suddenly have dandruff
Adamawa 2019: why and how Jubrilla lost
NDLEA uncovers hard drug factory in Enugu suburb
At 60, my wife has been my talisman in life

Tribune
JUST IN: Again, DSS Allegedly Rearrests Jones Abiri In Bayelsa
Suicide: Man Jumps From Bank’s Mast To Death In Ibadan
NASS Promises Amaechi Budgetary Assistance On Ibadan-Kano Rail Project
We’re reviewing varsity curriculum to make graduates employable —NUC
The rise and rise of corruption in Nigeria
DFID invests £300m on humanitarian response in north-east zone
Judgement: Status of all Delta APC candidates remain valid, legitimate ― Omo-Agege insists
Sokoto: We will reclaim our stolen mandate, APC chairman tells members
Institute sets to empower drivers with micro-bus in Lagos
Kwara youth set agenda for governor-elect
I’m back as Lagos PDP chairman till 2021 ― Segun Adewale
Obasanjo, Osofisan, Raji-Oyelade, Omogaifo, preach love at Nwagwu’s remembrance
Ex-Policeman Accused Of Killing Teenager Remanded In Prison
Hotel worker arraigned over alleged theft of N400,000 lodging fee
Court sentences applicant to 12 years in prison for kidnapping women…
Salesman, 20, docked for allegedly stealing N218,000 recharge cards
Keystone Bank Appoints Abubakar Danlami Sule As Acting MD/CEO
US applauds Edo State’s integrated anti-human trafficking framework
UN send team to investigate Mali herdsmen killing as death toll rises…
APC, PDP And The Battle For 9th National Assembly
Senate Presidency: Party supremacy must prevail —Lawan, Senate…
After conducting substandard elections, APC can’t impose presiding…
Any attempt to impose presiding officers on the 9th Senate will fail…
Why My Suspension From APC Can’t Stand —Niger Delta Affairs Minister
Ebenezer Obey To Mark 77 In Grand Style
Why we picked Phyno, Teni as TomTom brand ambassadors —Cadbury
Edge takes over DE Rovans hotel, set for re-launch
Kemi Akindoju makes directorial debut with ‘Lavender’
Sniper: Useful, Yet Deadly

Leadership

INEC, IPAC On Warpath Over Plans To Deregister 84 Parties
Nigerian Students, Others Contribute $42.4bn To U.S. Economy
APC, PDP Trade Words Ahead Of Rivers Poll Result Collation
‘How Ganduje Won Kano Election’
Tuggar vs Bulkachuwa: Moral Burden On Justice Zainab
Zamfara APC Still In The Woods
Kogi’s 7th Assembly And The Task Ahead
Useni And Lalong’s Long Walk To Victory
NIMASA Begins Enforcement Of Cabotage Act
Glo-sponsored CNN African Voices Promotes Works Of Music Sensations
Sterling Bank Wins EPIS Innovative Bank Of The Year
SystemSpecs, EFINA, Others Mull Digital Inclusion Agenda
Emirates Offers Nigerian Travellers Free Hotel Stay
Federer Books Title Clash With Isner, Schools Shapovalov
Zidane Talks Up Interest In United Star
Ogebe Determined To Keep Her Place In Super Falcons
Ilechukwu Eyes First NPFL Win Over Enyimba
AFCON U17: 40 Golden Eaglets To Undergo MRI Test – Manu
Dare Art Alade, Stephanie Coker, Others Grace Premium Brand Unveil
TBoss, Uti And Pregnancy Rumours
I Strive Hard To Succeed – Rabi’a
Dress Sense Defines Personality – Amina
Beyonce, Jay-Z Honour LGBTQ Family Members
How We Raised Edo IGR From N300 To N2bn – Elamah
Holi: A Festival Of Different Tales
Reversing The Building Collapse Trend In Nigeria
Idiagbon: Remembering The Incorruptible General
EDITORIAL: APC And The NASS Leadership Tussle
This Edward Onoja…
Dr Pongri: A Colossus Of Laurels
Britain And The Brexit Impasse
Musical Chairs At The 9th Assembly
The Article That Isn’t About Sadness
Skin Food
Diabetes Mellitus Is Like Suffering Amidst Plenty
Firm Donates Textbooks To Unijos
Veritas University Graduates 141 Students
British Curriculum Not Superior To Nigeria’s, Educationist Says

The Guardian

Horse-trading, intrigues intensify over 9th National Assembly leadership
Lawyers differ on courts’ powers to stop INEC during elections
MFM FC seek first win against Enyimba International
Nigeria can’t feed sufficiently despite agric contribution — Buhari
Kanu’s re-arrest order may destabilise Southeast— Ohanaeze
Yoruba losing from Commonwealth due to leaders’ attitude – Fayemi
INEC promises transparent guber election in Rivers
VC threatens students with expulsion over plagiarism
Marylove Edwards, 13-year-old Nigeria’s young tennis champion
Adekuoroye, Oborududu, others win gold medals
Gyan, Akushe win Warri/Effurun Peace Marathon
Solskjaer relieved to avoid Watford ‘banana skin’
Zidane praise for Man Utd’s Pogba opens door to Real bid
Man City cruise back top of Premier League with win at Fulham
What to do with multiplicity of political parties – Nigerians speak
Geep Programme: An empowerment scheme wrapped in opaqueness
Plateau guber: When Useni could not count on fellow Generals
GEEP: This is not time to throw around free money —Tope Fasua
Editorial: Where are Japanese auto plants in Nigeria?

Vanguard

The Shocking, Messy Side Of SUCCESS’ STORY: Yes, I Wanted N1m Compensation – Stephanie, Lady Who Made Recording
No Regrets Turning Down Barca, Ighalo Declares
Okowa’s Re-Election A Testament Of Excellent Performance- NANS
NEXT SENATE PRESIDENT: Oshiomhole’s Riot Act, Ripples Of The Lawan Endorsement And Fear Of The PDP Bloc Vote
Obasanjo Should Respect Buhari — Femi Adesina
Where Is Osun Resident Electoral Commissioner?
Contaminated Lands, Water: New Major Inquiry Into Oil Spills In Niger Delta
Iheanacho’s Troubled Career
AGALI: I’ve Made Mistakes, Which I Don’t Pray Others Make
I Killed My Girlfriend For The Fun Of It —Rufus Giwa Poly Student
HOUSE OF REPS: Tensions As Reps-Elect Await Zoning Of Speaker, Other Leadership Offices
How Misdiagnosis Kills 70 Percent Of Nigeria’s Cancer Patients – Expert
The Death Of Democracy In Nigeria: A Coroner’s Inquest (5)
Gabriel Imomotimi Okara (1921-2019)
I Cry For Buhari, Governors And Nigerians
Buhari’s Victory And The Burden Of Political Liabilities
ENEMIES OF PROGRESS! Amnesty Programme Project Worth Billions Of Naira Looted, Destroyed 24 Hours To Inauguration —Dokubo, Co-ordinator
Why young people must seize power in 2023
Living inside the dumpsite of death!
Restructuring Yoruba race need to be more tactical, strategic …, Fayemi tells S’ West Leaders
Nnamdi Kanu’s sureties never applied to withdraw their suretyship – Lawyer
Rivers State Governorship Election: Collation will be concluded as scheduled – INEC
2018 Aiteo / NFF Awards: 1994 set of Eagles get special award
Kean steps up in Ronaldo absence to rescue Juventus against Empoli
How to have fun when time is not on your side!
A moment of madness
DYH crew nominated for 2019 GIAMA Award
Besides 9ice, Burna Boy, Wizkid’s music, every other music is crap – Motunrayo Kuti
People think I smoke, drink, do drugs, but I don’t- Slimcase
I’ve no regrets being born again- Lynxxx
I didn’t burn the naira to promote my song- Orezi
28 schools in Taraba get UBEC intervention

News Headlines Mar 30, 2019. Headlines From Nigeria’s Major Newspapers

News Headlines Mar 30, 2019. Headlines From Nigeria’s Major Newspapers

Compiled by Demola Adefajo

The Punch
APC NWC may zone Deputy Senate President, Majority Leader to S’South, N’Central
Onnoghen appeals as cct dismisses no-case submission
Sodomy: Reverend arrested in Lagos for infecting 16-year-old boy with HIV
Shocking revelation of Boko Haram insurgents’ ‘wives’: ‘We saw hell in Sambisa forest’
What does an unhealthy relationship mean to you?
70 magnetic beads removed from boy’s urinary tract
Professor asks students to get 1,667 friends on social media to earn A+
Lady fakes own kidnap, murder to break up with ‘poor’ boyfriend
19-year-old sets ex on fire for ending their relationship
New device allows fathers breastfeed babies
Woman delivers twins one month after giving birth to baby
Benchers, key to instilling confidence in Nigeria’s democracy – Saraki
NACJ to honour Nigerians in business, entertainment sectors
ADVAN supports global call for social media regulation
Akanran monarch honours Ilaji Resorts boss, others
Securex West Africa announces speakers conference
Huawei committed to digital inclusion in Nigeria – MD
Meyer appoints new MD
Man connives with kidnappers to abduct friend, gets N1m share
Why I killed my wife’s lover – Balogun, 25-year-old suspect
Security guard rents out boss’ house, steals property
Policemen kill NURTW member in Akwa Ibom
Driver defrauded of N1m loan obtained to process visa
Four kidnapped NYSC members regain freedom
Girls who wear leggings lead boys into sin, frustrated mum suggests
Police arrest teacher who allegedly forced Lagos schoolgirl to give oral sex for marks
Party’s decision to settle for Lawan shocked, surprised me –Ali-Ndume
Supplementary polls: New found toast of Nigeria’s political class
Ekiti tribunal: APC commends Appeal Court, urges Eleka to work with Fayemi
INEC issues Sanwo-Olu, Hamzat Certificates of Return
Omo-Agege, Waive incur N300,000 fine each as Appeal Court upholds judgement nullifying their elections
Community demands revival of abandoned project
Mastercard set to buy shares in Jumia
Nigeria’ll save N3.6tn on import reduction – FG
Wema Bank to pay first dividend in 14 years
Lagos-Ibadan railway project won’t be abandoned – FG, NASS
Tax holiday: A’Court dismisses NLNG’s case against NIMASA
Akpom set to become Greek ‘Invincible’ with PAOK
Rodgers defends Iheanacho after Rohr criticism
Racism: Klopp, Guardiola and Sarri call for matches to be halted
Juve’s Ronaldo doubtful for Ajax clash – Allegri
I miss having Ronaldo in La Liga – Messi
Raja Casablanca win second African Super Cup
I’m glad I didn’t die of hunger and still graduated with first-class degree – Ojo, OAU law graduate
Backlash from Nigerians, the least of my problems –Etinosa
Why African traditions must be preserved –Bayo Alawiye
I am not trying to be like Lagbaja –Adlib The JourneyMan
I’m a born-again Christian, not evil –Sunny McDon W
I almost quit music out of frustration –Kcee
Samon debuts GMC
Travails of ‘forgotten’ Ibadan community where potholes are water sources
Ogun govt abandons 30,000 books donated by World Bank at Lagos port
Unemployed Nigerians find solace in sports betting, make it full-time job
Till now, I don’t know how my scars, blisters disappeared –Gas explosion survivor
Please listen (II)
Dangers of using sex as punishment

The Nation
9th NASS: APC zones Senate key offices
I’ll base appointment of new ministers on merit, spread — Buhari
I’ll not betray Lagosians, says Sanwo-Olu
Cleric arrested for allegedly infecting teenage boys with HIV virus
EFCC intercepts N54m at airport, probes six suspects
Court declares Rilwan Akiolu bona fide Oba of Lagos
Defence team kicks as conduct tribunal orders Onnoghen to open defence Monday 1
NO PRESSURE TO GET MARRIED – NOLLYWOOD DIVA CHIOMA GRACE IFEMELUDIKE 1
OUR JOURNEY THROUGH HELL
Ex-lawmakers to ruling party: handle NASS leadership issue with tact
INEC presents Certificates of Return to governor-elect, 25 others in Gombe
Court dismisses suit challenging Adamawa gov’ship election
Cleric arrested for allegedly infecting teenage boys with HIV virus
EFCC intercepts N54m at airport, probes six suspects
Saboteurs, Politicians in cassock didn’t want us to meet Buhari, says CAN
Ilorin lawyer Gbadeyan congratulates AbdulRazak
Tinubu a worthy politician, says Presidential Support Committee
Dogara schemes to return as Speaker
Ifeanyi Ubah and the power of football
Another banker primed to become governor
Ayade, Lalong, Masari, others get INEC’s certificates of return
LCC to get tough with tipper drivers
‘My son asked me why they want to kill me!’ – Messi
Mick Schumacher steps into father’s big shoes in Bahrain
France 2019: Rohr visits Falcons camp rubs mind with Dennerby
Higuain retires from international football blasts critics
NTTF names team for WJC, AJCC in Ghana
2020 Tokyo Olympic Games: Nigeria still in dark as Kenya picks camp site
Wema Bank’s PBT rises by 59 percent to N4.8b, pays dividend
How to Get the Media to Call You
Imo community threatens to shutdown oil facilities over abandoned projects
EFCC charges Italian, Nigerian with property fraud
Suspected herdsmen kill four farmers in Benue community
MICHAEL JACKSON: Dstv to air controversial ‘Leaving Neverland’
OMOWUNMI DADA SPEAKS ON DIVERSIFYING
Fans praise OMOTOLA for casual, funny video
Some celebs’ rags to riches tales
Cinema exhibitors parley Censors Board on standard
Nigeria’s bewildering state elections

ThisDay
Honest Assessment of CBN’s Report Card Under Emefiele
Tribunal Dismisses Onnoghen’s No Case Submission
Honest Assessment of CBN’s Report Card Under Emefiele
We’ve Forgotten Our Children!
Gabriel Okara: Exit of a Literary Giant
Securex West Africa 2019 Announces Speakers, Sessions
Joba Movie Storms Genesis Cinema for Media Screening Movie
Mr. President’s Next FEC: Between Clientelism and Merit
DSS Denies Working against Electoral Process in Rivers
NSE Market Indices Appreciate by 0.68%
Homecoming Festival Unveils Plans for Second Edition
WARIF Collaborates With Slum2School to Empower Youth in Makoko
Masari: I won’t Sabotage Katsina People
Mo Benjamin Debuts With Sink Or Swim
BBNaija: DStv, GOtv Subscribers Can Vote Online for One More Housemate
Closeup Fetes Couples in #GiveLoveAChance Campaign

Daily Trust
DSS denies working against electoral process in Rivers
Elections: Catholic clerics tell winners to be magnanimous in victory
Saboteurs, Politicians in cassock didn’t want us to meet Buhari, CAN President cries
Man condemned to 30 years imprisonment for defiling 10-year- old girl
Clergyman arrested for allegedly infecting minors with HIV in Lagos
Osinbajo bags Life Bencher award
JUST IN: Prisons Service promotes 18 Controllers of Prisons
How policemen killed my husband in Uyo – Woman
Ganduje donates N600,000 to 6 corps members attacked by robbers
Delta APC crisis: Court dismisses Omo-Agege suit against Cyril Ogodo
FRC to begin verification of FG capital projects
PCNI supports 36,000 IDPs with food, drug supplies in Borno
Nasarawa 6th Assembly: Expect robust legislature – Speaker
Observers demand complete audit of 2019 elections
Atiku: Fintiri’s election births new dawn for Adamawa
Super Falcons climb to 38th on FIFA rankings
Why we should not celebrate Eagles’ victory over Egypt – Rohr
Southgate offers to help England women’s team before World Cup
9mobile promo: Another N1m winner emerges in Kano
Aso Rock Villa to get direct electricity in 6 months
FG records oversubscription of March bond
Police averts ‘bloody’ clash between CSO/PDP in Rivers
Sanwo-Olu, Deputy receive Certificates of Return
Burundi bans BBC after critical coverage
Healthcare: Widening gap between rich, poor worries NLC
Textile union hails Buhari on Micro Pension Plan
Adamawa to implement proposed N30,000 minimum wage, says Fintiri
General elections: Gov Bello praises Corps members neutrality in Niger
BOI approves N250m to support UNILAG’s entrepreneurship drive
Nasarawa Assembly orders stoppage of construction of 100 school projects
Man condemned to 30 years imprisonment for defiling 10-year- old girl
16-years after, court declares Akiolu bonafide Oba of Lagos
N8bn currency scam: Judge blasts EFCC lawyer, threatens to quit case over delay in trial

The Sun
EFCC, outgoing governors tango over post immunity probe
Tiny: Lagos most wanted serial killer
APC ex-legislators’ forum cautions party against anointing principal officers
DSS denies directive to work against Rivers poll
I was mocked, bullied for my dark skin –Beverly Naya
Court declares Akiolu as legitimate Oba of Lagos
Asset declaration: CCT insists Onnoghen must face trial
Drug war: Emir of Daura indicts security agencies
FG turning Bayelsa to theatre of war – Gov Dickson
Gunmen kill housewife, daughter in Kebbi
B’Haram attacks, loots foodstuffs at Chibok village
How Akara Vendor’s son floored millionaire in Anambra Assembly poll
Appeal court dismisses Omo-Agege’s suit seeking to challenge judgment nullifying his re-election
Adamawa 2019: A Referendum for good governance, says Fintiri, gov-elect
Fayemi’s governorship victory: APC commends Appellate Court
Ekiti governorship: Olusola-Eleka rejects Appeal Court judgment, heads for Supreme Court
Facebook to train female entrepreneurs in Nigerian universities
Nigeria’s MPI remains positive for 24th consecutive month –NIPC
PenCom allays fear over management of N8.67trn pension fund
FG’ll save N3.6trn in import reduction –Onu
Higuain dumps Argentina national football team
Bulgarian Pulev to appear before California Athletic commission for reporter kiss
Southampton manager blocks hotel wifi access for players
Jay-Z to receive presidential award at NAACP’s 50th anniversary
S/A miracle church visit: Daddy Freeze champions ‘Oge Okoye Challenge’
How my mother’s strength prepared me for life – Omoni Oboli, Filmmaker
Tani, 8-Year-Old homeless Chess Champion gets new apartment
Attacks on Igbos in Lagos and the needless talk about Lagos as ‘No Man’s Land’ by Prof. Steve Nwokeocha
Expect more judicial volcanoes
Re: Okorocha’s swan song
What bad report can do to you
Oshiomhole and dogma of party supremacy
APC had better firm up or pack up
Akwa Ibom gets 10th CP, Zaki Ahmed, in 2 years
Fear of reprisal attack as policemen allegedly kill NURTW chairman in Uyo
Why I observe Juma’at prayers at Villa mosque – Buhari
Kebbi police hunting for housewife, daughter’s killers
How I survived Xmas day accident that claimed 13 lives

Tribune
Ghana Government Inspects $1.5bn Lagos-Ibadan Rail Project
Oba Akiolu Remains Oba Of Lagos, Court Rules
Buhari Meets Muslim Leaders, Discloses Why He Doesn’t Pray At National Mosque
Alleged False Asset Declaration: CCT Dismisses Onnoghen’s No-case Submission
Poor Oral Health Linked To Low Self-Esteem, Absenteeism In Children
Supplementary elections have improved quality of elections in Nigeria ― INEC
Tax holiday: Appeal court dismisses NLNG’s case against NIMASA
NYSC swears-in 2,049 corps members in Anambra
NYSC deploys 1,781 corps members to Bauchi
2019 polls an improvement in Nigeria’s electoral system — INEC official
Fayemi commends NYSC for role in Ekiti polls
Court orders Evans to defend himself, as lawyers desert him
Tambuwal advises NYSC members to pursue national growth
FRSC trains personnel on improved public education, enlightenment
Ondo govt, NYSC collaborate on skills acquisition programmes for corps members
NASS leadership: Don’t meddle in legislative affairs, Fadahunsi urges Presidency, APC
Hospital workers protest colleague’s murder in Enugu
Nigeria can attain economic buoyancy with sound fiscal policies — Lycuem Alliance boss
Bindo congratulates Fintiri, says I cherish democratic norms and values
9th Assembly: APC setting another quagmire for itself ― Senator Hunkuyi
Rivers: AAC governorship candidate petitions INEC
National hospital Abuja commissions clinic at NYSC camp
NAFDAC destroys unsafe, unwholesome drugs worth over N2bn
NASS leadership: Gang up against South-West thickens
Okowa tasks NYSC members on dedication, leadership
Farmer in court for allegedly stealing cocoa beans
Dogara mourns late Kebbi Rep, Dantani
FCT Minister decries high rate of epilepsy
Dentist counsels Nigerians on mouth odour
LCDA: Lawyer urges gov Akeredolu not to politicise process
FRSC warns drivers against reckless driving
LASU VC advocates open system of governance for society to thrive
Gombe governor-elect, Inuwa Yahaya receives Certificate of Return
Kano govt reads riot act to industries on cleanliness
NMA threatens to embark on three-day warning strike in Nasarawa
NAFDAC destroys unsafe, unwholesome drugs worth over N2bn
NASS leadership: Gang up against South-West thickens
Okowa tasks NYSC members on dedication, leadership
Ex-Policeman Accused Of Killing Teenager Remanded In Prison
Hotel worker arraigned over alleged theft of N400,000 lodging fee
Court sentences applicant to 12 years in prison for kidnapping women…
Salesman, 20, docked for allegedly stealing N218,000 recharge cards
Standard & Poor’s Affirms Access Bank Ratings Outlook Stable
Any Attempt To Impose Presiding Officers On The 9th Senate Will Fail —Sen Ali…
Oyo South: How PDP defeated Ajimobi —Balogun, senator-elect
President Buhari assures Nigerians of continued development
Kemi Akindoju Makes Directorial Debut With ‘Lavender’
Afro-rap queen, Mz J4zzie says lavish birthday party was to mark…
Expert urges govt. to support fashion industry to boost GDP
Comedian Helen Paul bags PhD
Anxiety As Woman Attempts To Abandon Own Baby In Ibadan Community
Bola Tinubu: His legendary exploits, his politics, his leadership
Fayemi: The emerging vanguard of democracy
Red Cross Sensitises Students On Personal Hygiene

Leadership
Merit, National Spread, Criteria For Political Appointments – PMB
APC, PDP Trade Words Ahead Of Rivers Poll Result Collation
My Secret Life : I Don’t Allow Challenges Take Centre Stage – Penkwap
Innoson Resumes Hostilities With GTBank
CPC Cracks Down On Violators Of Tobacco Control Act
Troops Destroy 2 Illegal Refining Camps, Recover Crude Products
Count Us Out Of Rivers State Electoral Process – DSS
Ekiti Governorship: Olusola-Eleka Rejects Appeal Court Judgment
Zamfara Gov-elect, Others Head To S’Court
FG Commended For Uninterrupted Petroleum Products Distribution
German Agency Partners ACAI To Train 35 Lead Cassava Farmers/Trainers
Farmers/Herders Crisis: FG Commences 31,000 Hectares Grazing Reserve Project In Niger
NSE Market Indices Appreciate By 0.68%
Textile Union Hails PMB On Micro Pension Plan
Double Injury Blow For Spurs Ahead Of EPL Clash With Liverpool
Vettel Not Promising Ferrari Resurgence In Bahrain
Super Falcons Climb To 38th On FIFA Rankings
Rohr To Improve Eagle’s Current Form
Roger Federer Beats Anderson To Set Up Shapovalov Clash
Flavour Opens School For The Blind In Liberia
Nigeria Entertainment Industry Needs More Investment – Stakeholders React
I Will Marry Davido If He Asks – Sonia Nwankwo
How Cosmetic Surgery Killed Beauty Queen
Nestlé Improves Livelihood Of Over 17,000 Children, 350 Teachers In Nigeria
It’s Too Early To Rate INEC’s Performance – Ajulo
B737 Max 8: Between Air Safety And Passengers’ Confidence
Lost And Won Bauchi Governorship Election
PMB Will Make History By Assenting To Auto Industry Bill – Obi
EDITORIAL: Zamfara: The Controversy Lingers
Lawan And The 9th Senate
Threat To Ishaku’s Life
Now That Elections Are Over…
Scurvy In Children
As PMB, APC Shed The Ghost Of 8th Assembly
Court Remands Man, 21, For Alleged Rape Of 35-year-old Housewife
Doctor’s Report Confirms Defilement Of 10-year-old Girl
Herbalist In Police Net Over Death Of 45-year-old Woman
Court Remands Woman For Allegedly Defiling 2-year-old Girl
Election Violence: Father Of Stabbed Bauchi Boy Cries For Help
NAFDAC Destroys Unsafe, Unwholesome Drugs Worth Over N2bn
Dentist Counsels Nigerians On Mouth odour
Commissioner Advocates Proper Sex Education In Schools To Prevent Abortions
Burundi Bans BBC After Critical Coverage
Trump To Host Egypt’s El-Sisi In White House On April 9
Venezuela’s Guaidó Banned From Office For 15 Years
Pope Issues New Law, Guidelines Against Child Abuse In Vatican State
Woman of Substance: Giving Is A Way Of Life For Me – Fateema Mohammed
Reminisce: I Was To Be Buried Alive – Pa Ada
I Want To Change The Narrative On Nigerian Culture – Nwoko

Vanguard

AKA, Stonewoy Win Nickelodeon’s Kids’ Choice Awards 2019
Vanguard IWD Discourse: Get Involved In Active Politics, Participants Task Nigerian Women
How Boko Haram Terrorists Abandoned Hilux Van, 2 Toyota Cars Loaded With Looted Food Items In Michika To Escape Military Onslaught — Defence Headquarters
Happy Mother’s Day
Police Stop Protest By AAC Supporters In Port Harcourt
ELECTION INFRACTIONS: How Women Used Menstrual Blood To Stop Soldiers In Rivers
Why Obaseki’s Govt Is Embarking On Luxury Apartments Devt In Benin – EDPA
Messi, Suarez Fit To Start ‘Fundamental’ Week For Barcelona
Tim Cahill Hangs Boots, Says I Had A Great Career, I’m Really Thankful
Wu Lei To Help Espanyol’s Budgerigars Fly Out Of Barcelona Shadow
Racist Abuse: In Every Country There Are Some Stupid People – Sarri
Racist Abuse: The Problem Is Not About Football Itself, It’s The Society – Guardiola
How Raja Casablanca Ended 19-Year Wait For Second African Super Cup
God Ordained Me To Be Emir Of Lafia, Justice Bage
Sudan Frees Editor As Football Fans Launch Protest
Ronaldo ‘Risks Missing’ Champions League Quarter-Final First Leg
My Son Thiago Asked Me Why They Were Killing Me In Argentina – Angry Messi
CCT Trial: I deserve an apology from FG, says Onnoghen
Breaking: A’Court dismisses Omo-Agege’s appeal on his annullment
ELECTION INFRACTIONS: How women used menstrual blood to stop soldiers in Rivers
Saboteurs, Politicians in cassock attempt preventing us meeting Buhari – CAN President
Battle for States: PDP rebounces, gets 14 states, eyes Zamfara, Osun
Rivers APC condemns Gov. Wike’s ban on public rallies, protests
It’s time for reconciliation, good governance – Sanwo-Olu
Wu Lei to help Espanyol’s budgerigars fly out of Barcelona shadow
Racist abuse: In every country there are some stupid people – Sarri
Racist abuse: The problem is not about football itself, it’s the society – Guardiola
Much-awaited movie, Joba, storms Genesis Cinema for Press Screening
Comedian Helen Paul bags a Ph.D
Nicolas Cage files for annulment 4 days after marrying 4th wife
Jay-Z to receive presidential award at NAACP’s 50th anniversary
Davido moves from No. 37 to No. 28 on American Billboard charts
We need $40bn to interconnect Nigeria by rail – Amaechi
Osinbajo bags Life Bencher award
Communal clashes: 88 refugees/displaced widows, youths in Ebonyi get succour from FG
Things to consider before giving your child smartphone
Illness costs Africa hundreds of millions every year – WHO
Satellite connectivity can further enable Nigeria’s broadband penetration goals – Opeke

News Headlines Mar 29, 2019. Headlines From Nigeria’s Major Newspapers

News Headlines Mar 29, 2019. Headlines From Nigeria’s Major Newspapers

Compiled by Demola Adefajo

The Punch
Mixed reactions as Tinubu urges FG to revisit power sector privatisation
PDP senators-elect may present candidate for Senate presidency
UPDATED: INEC declares PDP’s Fintiri winner of Adamawa governorship election
Pastors kill brother-in-law for preventing church service in Ogun
Court orders Kanu’s arrest, says IPOB leader’ll be tried in absentia
Nigeria denied foreign loans over herdsmen/farmers’ clashes – Lai Mohammed
APC lawmakers-elect shun certificate presentation in Sokoto
Police to probe death of six-month-old baby in Abuja school
Zamfara: We are still studying appeal court’s judgment – INEC
Court quashes election of monarch in Enugu
Osinbajo, Fayemi, Yari meet, decline to speak
UPDATED: INEC declares PDP’s Fintiri winner of Adamawa governorship election
Command nabs cultists at colleague’s burial
Gown and town: The missing interface
Appeal Court affirms Fayemi’s victory, dismisses Eleka, PDP’s appeal
Police parade Imo teenager, two others for cultism, murder
Police to prove death of six-month-old baby in Abuja school
Police parade Imo teenager, two others for cultism, murder
Gombe councillor jailed for vote-buying
Food vendor electrocuted while rescuing colleague in Abia
Four injured in Ekiti tanker inferno
21-year-old jailed for killing sibling in Kwara
Cultists raid Rivers community, kill one
Wike sets up panel to probe election violence in Rivers
Anambra poll: Court orders INEC to investigate Ubah, returning officer
PDP’s Fintiri maintains lead as gov run-off holds in Adamawa
FG unveils pension plan for 80 million informal sector workers
Nigeria spends $60m annually on fish imports
External reserves rise to six-month high of $44.14bn
Revisit Nigeria Air project, pilots, engineers tell Buhari
FG issues 21 hydropower, other licences
Early goal shocks Onuachu
Solskjaer ‘beyond excited’ after landing permanent Man Utd job
CAF stages Super Cup in Qatar
Over 3,000 athletes for Warri/Effurun Peace Marathon
Italy defender Rugani extends Juventus contract
Van Dijk goes house-hunting after landlord Solskjaer lands Man Utd job
Mass promotion caused dearth of reading skills —Experts
ASUSS lauds Fayemi over new schools
Secondary schools can provide sports stars, says principal
Why I robbed men after drugging them —Cardi B
Trump says FBI, Justice Department to review Jussie Smollett’s case
Editorial: Criminalising out-of-school children phenomenon
Time to secure Leah Sharibu’s freedom from captivity

ThisDay
PDP’s Fintiri Deposes APC’s Bindow in Adamawa
INEC Urges Speedy Passage of Electoral Offences Commission Bill
Increase in VAT will Hurt Economy, Tinubu Warns FG
Says Nigeria requires bold reforms to survive looming economic crisis
Analysts Foresee Stronger Naira after Rate Cut
Dickson Accuses IOCs of Causing High Infant Mortality Rate
Appeal Court Affirms Fayemi’s Election as Ekiti Governor
Senate Worried over Low Performance of 2018 Budget
150 Children Homeless as FCDA Demolishes Orphanage over Family Dispute
Gunmen Kill Three, Injure One in Kogi
Court Revokes IPOB Leader, Nnamdi Kanu’s Bail
Emmanuel, Tambuwal, Abiodun, Others
editor
Get Certificates of Return
Osun Gov, Oyetola, Asks Appeal Court to Reverse Tribunal’s Decision
Court Fixes April 2 to Deliver Judgment on Rivers Guber Poll
Absence of Ministerial Consent Renders Acquisition of OPL 310 Invalid, Court Rules
The Legal Debacle over ‘Employee’ in the Oni versus Fayemi Case
A Plea for Righteous Intervention in Rivers State
Concession of Independence Building in Final Stage, Says FG
Shareholders Approve Coronation’s Divestment from Subsidiaries
S&P Affirms Access Bank’s Ratings
EGM Stresses Importance of Fintech, Innovation in Markets
FG Tightens Security on Nigeria’s Waters
Ship Owners Push for Disbursement of $100m Cabotage Fund
Eagles’ Golden Class of 1994 to be Honoured at 2nd AITEO-NFF Awards
‘Boro’s Promotion Bid Keeping Mikel Away from Eagles’
Serena Teluwo, Chidinma Ezeh Show Great Promise at Chevron Tennis Masters
Zenith/Delta Principals’ Cup: Organisers Set for ‘Unforgettable Final’
BOA Lawyers League: Pressure on BA Law/Probitas in Group D
Ezenwa Reveals Excitement after Ending 29-years Jinx against Egypt
Kanu Backs Nwakali, Chukwueze, Osimhen for Eagles
Solskjaer Gets Permanent Man Utd Job
Health Minister Lays Foundation for Lions Club Dialysis Centre at LUTH
Tribute to a Quintessential Diplomat
EDITORIAL: THE TUBERCULOSIS SCOURGE

The Nation
NTTF names team for WJC, AJCC in Ghana 4
Breaking: INEC declares Fintiri winner of Adamawa guber election
Tinubu advises Fed Govt on how to fix economy
Earthquake: Fed Govt acquires device to monitor earth movement
$30m Greater Lagos IV pipeline begins operation
Appeal Court okays Fayemi’s election
Court orders IPOB leader Kanu’s arrest
How Tinubu led ACN to reclaim lost states in 2007, by Osinbajo
Ambode, Obasa, Fasanmi, others hail Tinubu at 67
Gabriel Okara (1921 – 2019)
Bayelsa election tribunal begins sitting in Yenagoa
INEC presents certificates of return to El-Rufai, 34 lawmakers
Why inconclusive elections are rampant, by INEC
Adamawa Election: Security beefed up at polling units
Tinubu advises Fed Govt on how to fix economy
Earthquake: Fed Govt acquires device to monitor earth movement
$30m Greater Lagos IV pipeline begins operation
Appeal Court okays Fayemi’s election
Court orders IPOB leader Kanu’s arrest
Abiodun, others get Certificates of Return
Health workers to Buhari: Don’t appoint only doctors as Ministers of Health
Runsewe appointed chairman Africa-China culture exchange society
Iocs responsible for high infant mortality rate in Bayelsa says Dickson
Drug Boss says Nigeria has 15 million drug addicts
ICPC recovers N594b from civil servants
Huawei reiterates commitment to drive digital inclusion in Nigeria
‘Next Level can’t be achieved by blindly’
Asiwaju: The man and his eternal vision
Tinubu: The power of Lagos blueprint
PDP, APC all square in Sokoto House of Assembly
7 facts you may not know about Asiwaju Ahmed Tinubu
Plateau Assembly passes 2019 N153.6bn appropriation bill
2020 Tokyo Olympic Games: Nigeria still in dark as Kenya picks camp site
2019 African Wrestling Championship: Nigeria wrestlers know foes today
Super Eagles ready for AFCON, says Ikpea
Breaking: Man Utd make Solskjaer permanent coach
NUFBTE warns firm against engaging expatriates
‘Separate Petroleum ministry from Presidency’
LCCI praises CBN over MPR reduction
Chamber seeks improved healthcare delivery through ICT
Shareholders commend Africa Prudential for sustained growth
60 SON workers get training
Gunmen abduct four women
Police: kidnappers on the prowl in Plateau
Court remands man over taxi driver’s death
‘Baby buried without autopsy on doctor’s recommendation’
Pastors held for ‘killing’ in-law
Abductors demand N5m for journalist’s wife’s release
Man allegedly beheads brother
Policemen allegedly kill man over N200 bribe
NECO may not require allocation from FG soon, says Registrar
Blindness: Optometrists caution against artificial eye lashes, mascara
On Tinubu and the task of bridging division
Editorial: Gabriel Okara (1921 – 2019)
The Chi who wrote about chi

Daily Trust
‘With fashion, I learnt to be independent’
Olumawu unveils annual reading fair in Abuja
Why I recycle waste tyres to beautify homes — Rachael
FG, India to train youth in Niger Delta
NYCN President, Shagari wins Montana award in Morocco
Political stability critical for development – Buhari
Buhari may hand over to Osinbajo, Yakasai says
Kidnappers will soon meet their waterloo — Plateau Police
Osinbajo meets Yari, Fayemi
Women misused opportunities in 2019 elections – Guber candidate
Teluwo, Ezeh show great promise at Chevron Invitational Masters
Osun gov’ship: Oyetola asks Appeal Court to upturn tribunal’s verdict
3 parties file case against collation in Rivers
Mikel rejects Nigeria to focus on Boro’s promotion push
Why I am not handling any national team – Bosso
2019 basketball league season begins April
FG records oversubscription of March bond
SEC extends issuance of dividend warrants
Nigeria has 3.1m registered companies – CAC
Protesters shut down Port Harcourt over Rivers REC
Gov. Bagudu hails villagers for protecting stray elephants
Kano politics and the decline of values
9th NASS: Why N/Central should produce Speaker
AMCON: Nigeria should look beyond the here and now
Memo to retiring politician
May to hold 3rd vote on Brexit deal in spite opposition
Star-Studded political thriller, ‘4th Republic’ set for Cinemas
Car bomb outside Somali hotel kills at least 15
2 pastors arrested for alleged murder of brother-in-law
Police arrest suspects of 2 kidnapped children in FCT
Kidnappers in Plateau will meet their waterloo soon – Police
Editorial : Hot weather prediction for 2019
Nasarawa Assembly orders stoppage of construction of 100 school projects
NCE programmes: FCE Akoka matriculates 794
Don’t pay JSS 3 exam fees, Lagos tells parents
Imam awarded OBE for heroic response to Finsbury Park mosque attack
Imam Malik ‘versus’ Imam Shafi‘i
Brunei introduces death for gay sex, adultery
Chocolate City announces deal with American giant, Warner Music Group
Davido moves to No. 28 on American Billboard charts
Appeal Court upholds Moro election as PDP candidate
Presidential poll: Tribunal strikes out HDP’s motion to serve Buhari, INEC, APC

The Sun
How technology affected our position in OPEC – Buhari
PDP wasted $383bn in 4 years –Osinbajo
Group advocates life chairman, APC BoT for Buhari
Appeal Court affirms Fayemi’s election as Ekiti governor
Rivers: PDP alleges plot to stop collation using phantom security report
9th Senate: Lawmakers warn against imposition
VAT hike’ll impoverish Nigerians, Tinubu tells FG
UDP withdraws petition against Ugwuanyi
Ita Faaji building collapse: Akiolu, Adebutu others donate cash, relief materials to victims
Huawei partners 40 Nigerian varsities on digital inclusion
FUOYE VC decries poor research efforts in Nigerian varsities
Economy: Osun to collaborate with Venezuela, Israel, Cuba, others
Anambra South: Court orders investigation, prosecution of Ifeanyi Ubah, returning office
24 Ebonyi assembly members-elect get certificates of return
Imo: I didn’t institute legal action against Ihedioha, INEC –SNP guber candidate
Go to court if you’ve genuine case, INEC tells politicians
We ‘ll expose, shame those who truncated elections -Observer group
Nigeria’s MPI remains positive for 24th consecutive month –NIPC
PenCom allays fear over management of N8.67trn pension fund
FG’ll save N3.6trn in import reduction –Onu
Buhari’s agenda on job creation yielding results –ITF boss
Buhari launches pension scheme for artisans, tradesmen, others
Go to court if you’ve genuine case, INEC tells politicians
We ‘ll expose, shame those who truncated elections -Observer group
Adamawa guber: PDP’s Fintiri, coasts to victory, wins in all 14 LGAs
Sokoto APC members-elect absent, as INEC presents certificates to Tambuwal, others
Expect more judicial volcanoes
Re: Okorocha’s swan song
What bad report can do to you
Oshiomhole and dogma of party supremacy
APC had better firm up or pack up
A kettle of rice
Celebrating Asiwaju Tinubu at 67
Intensifying the war against HIV/AIDS
PenCom allays fear over management of N8.67trn pension fund
FG’ll save N3.6trn in import reduction –Onu

Tribune
NDA Laments N1.3b Shortfall In 2018 Budget
BREAKING: Appeal Court Affirms Fayemi’s Electoral Victory
NECO May Soon Do Without FG Allocation ― Registrar
Rivers: APC Demands Fresh Exercise, Says INEC Has Compromised
Democracy taking root in Africa ― Obasanjo
INEC issues Certificate of Return to Ebonyi State Assembly members
We will shelter over 150 orphans stranded in Abuja ― FCTA
Police arrest 22-year-old man for beheading his brother in Jigawa over cattle
Crisis festers in Oyo NUT as blocs for and against secretary protest in Ibadan
NASS transmits clean copy of N30,000 National minimum wage bill to Buhari
Osun election tribunal’s judgment cannot stand ― Aregbesola
Police halt pupils’ serial clash in Ibadan
Suspected hoodlums attack journalist over land dispute in llorin
Senate decries poor implementation of 2018 budget
2 Men In Court Over Alleged Murder Of Taxify Driver
N5.6m fraud: Court sentences native doctor to 97 years in prison
Court remands 26-year-old man over alleged robbery
President Buhari Assures Nigerians Of Continued Development
How Bala’s PDP defeated power of incumbency in Bauchi
How Plateau PDP played into Lalong’s hand
In Edo, Cult Clashes, Killings Worry Residents
Bola Tinubu: His legendary exploits, his politics, his leadership
Fayemi: The emerging vanguard of democracy

The Guardian
Why Buhari stayed away from Tinubu’s colloquium
Downstream operations buoyed by $30b investment, demand
Princess Tessy of Luxembourg
‘How military handled Rivers elections’
Bola Tinubu Colloquium and productive national discourse
Nigeria groans as medical professionals’ emigration worsens
Court revokes bail of IPOB’s leader Nnamdi Kanu
MOSOP petitions Buhari, UNPO, EU over OML 11
Again, Buhari, security chiefs meet in Aso Rock
Infantino, Samoura, 20 football presidents expected in Lagos as Nigeria rewards playersi
Arsenal open talks on Umtiti, battle Barca for Alaba
Victorious Adegesin happy to overcome his challenges
Paul Onuachu: Nigeria’s new hero and Gernot Rohr’s potential saviour
Teluwo, Ezeh on fire as youngsters fight for Chevron Invitational Masters honours
For Ole Gunnar Solskjaer, the hard work begins now
Buhari’s victory and issues that will haunt his second term in office
From inconclusive to conclusive elections as Lalong emerges in Plateau
Oyetola appeals Osun tribunal’s ruling
Appeal court upholds election of Fayemi as Ekiti State governor
Nigerian, Zimbabwean Develop Mobile Apps To Fight Sexual Taboo
Waje Isn’t Poor, She Just Wants You To Listen
Paul Onuachu: Nigeria’s new hero and Gernot Rohr’s potential saviour
Trump, white supremacy and the Christian right
Is the senate a retirement home for ex-governors? – Part 2
Celebrating Tinubu the political titan at 67
Brexit lesson for separatists
Editorial: Electricity: Replicating Azura Edo IPP model
Travelex, ABCON target $20b diaspora remittances in new partnership
I have trained myself to feel the fear, and do it anyway
BPE hinges NNPC’s privatisation on Petroleum Industry Bill outcome
Why SMEs should be recognised, by EGM chief

Leadership

Stability Critical To Efficient Management Of Resources – PMB
Benue: Ortom And The Road To Victory
4 Injured, Motorcycles Burnt In Ekiti Petrol Tanker Fire
Benue: Ortom And The Road To Victory
Kano Governorship Poll And The Intrigues
INEC Issue Certificates Of Return To Ebonyi Assembly Members-Elect
UPDATE: INEC Stops Voting, Counting of Results Began in Adamawa
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Vanguard

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Several ‘flaws’ identified in Atiku’s presidential election ‘server result’

Several ‘flaws’ identified in Atiku’s presidential election ‘server result’

Atiku Abubakar

Abdulaziz Abdulaziz
The computation of presidential election results filed before the elections petition tribunal by the presidential candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), Atiku Abubakar, shows that all accredited votes cast in 33 states of the federation were shared between him and President Muhammadu Buhari.

Mr Buhari was declared the winner for a second term of four years with 15,191,847 votes to defeat Mr Abubakar who polled 11,262,978 votes. The two got lion share of the 27,324,583 valid votes recorded in the election.

Over 1.2 million votes were also voided in the course of the election.

However, excerpts of court filings published by PREMIUM TIMES give Mr Abubakar’s state by state breakdown of votes which, he claims, placed him ahead of Mr Buhari with 18,356,732 against the incumbent’s 16,741,430 votes. The result is exclusive of figures from Rivers State.

The Flaws
Mr Abubakar’s purported result implies that no invalid votes were recorded in the 33 states, and none of the 71 other presidential candidates obtained any score.

In three states; Abia, Bauchi and Cross River, the documents show that the two candidates collectively got votes higher than the number of accredited voters.

Mr Abubakar claims that he obtained the results from the server of the electoral commission, INEC.

The document is included in the petition filed by Mr Abubakar in a suit seeking his declaration as the validly elected president.

The purported result shows that Mr Abubakar defeated the incumbent president by a margin of 1.6 million votes.

The ruling All Progressives Congress (APC) has dismissed the alleged figures as a product of the opposition’s “hallucination.”

Mr Buhari’s campaign later accused Mr Abubakar and the PDP of gaining illegal access to the INEC server.

An analysis of the alleged INEC server result by PREMIUM TIMES show that the figures given as total accredited voters in at least 33 of the 36 states and the capital, Abuja, show a clean sweep of the entire figures between the two major candidates.

A different result
Contrary to Mr Abubakar’s computation, INEC’s official result obtained from the electoral commission’s website show that all the 73 candidates who participated in the election scored some votes.

The result showed that 71 other candidates in the election shared the remnants of 869,758 valid votes collated.

The person who came a distant third in the election, Felix Nicholas, of the Peoples Coalition Party (PCP) scored a total of 110,196 votes.

He was followed by Obadiah Mailafia of the African Democratic Congress (ADC) who polled 97.874.

Gbor Terwase of the All Progressives Grand Alliance (APGA) clinched the fifth position with 66,851 votes.

Candidates with least scores are Angela Johnson of Alliance for a United Nigeria (AUN) with 1,092, Abah Elaigwu of Change Advocacy Party (CAP) with 1,111 and Edosomwon Johnson of the Nigeria Democratic Congress Party (NDCP) with 1,192 votes.

The Atiku result
In Mr Abubakar’s home state of Adamawa, where INEC officially declared Mr Abubakar winner with 412,266 against Mr Buhari’s 377,488, Mr Abubakar claims that he got 646,080 out of the total 815,680 accredited voters with Mr Buhari scoring 161,600. The result show only the two got all the possible votes.

In Akwa Ibom, Messrs Abubakar and Buhari, according to the computation, received all the votes by the 925,370 accredited voters with Mr Abubakar polling 587,431 votes ahead of Mr Buhari’s 337,939.

It is another clean sweep in Enugu as Mr Abubakar claimed that the state’s 965,940 accredited voters gave him 698,119 as against 267,821 for Mr Buhari.

The 1,169,303 voters accredited in Sokoto State, according to the purported result, all shared their votes between Mr Abubakar (552,172) and Mr Buhari (617,131).

Mr Abubakar’s 442,380 votes allegedly polled in Taraba and Mr Buhari’s 188,389 votes put together represent 630,769 total accredited votes for the state.

Yobe’s 750,745 accredited votes, Mr Abubakar claims, were shared in total between him and Mr Buhari who got 443,904 against Mr Abubakar’s 306,841

In Zamfara, the result shows that total accredited votes of 792,796 were shared between Messrs Abubakar and Buhari with the former having 379,022 while the latter got 413,774.

Irregularities?
Aside the exactitude between summation of figures for the two candidates and the number of accredited voters, there are other issues that are either arithmetic errors or over voting.

In Abia, for example, 853,050 were recorded as “accredited voters (actual)” but the sum of the votes allotted to Messrs Abubakar and Buhari alone, outshot the accredited voters by 10,000.

Mr Abubakar, according to the result, polled 664,659 while Mr Buhari obtained 198,391.

It is a similar case in Bauchi, where the total for Messrs Abubakar and Buhari’s purported votes outnumber total accredited voters by 287 votes.

Mr Abubakar claims 187,668 votes a far cry from 854,037 the document said Mr Buhari obtained. The summation comes to 1,041,705 while the document gives the total accredited voters as 1,041,418.

In Cross River, the document shows that votes obtained by the two leading candidates amount to 691,640 which is higher than the 690,890 accredited voters’ figure by a total of 750 votes.

Tribunal Continues Sitting
The presidential election petition tribunal has continued to hear Mr Abubakar’s petition against Mr Buhari’s victory.

On Monday, the tribunal granted Mr Abubakar and the PDP the permission to serve the petition on Mr Buhari and the APC through substituted means.

State Registered Voters Accredited Voters (Actual) Atiku Abubakar Muhammadu Buhari
ABIA 1932892 853050 664659 198391
ADAMAWA 1973083 815680 646080 169600
AKWA IBOM 2119727 925370 587431 337939
ANAMBRA 2447996 1157378 823668 333710
BAUCHI 2462843 1041418 187668 854037
BAYELSA 923182 466264 332618 133646
BENUE 2480131 670252 529970 140282
BORNO 2315956 1131496 281897 849599
CROSS RIVER 1527289 690890 572970 118670
DELTA 2845274 877572 778369 99203
EBONYI 1459933 857608 565762 291846
EDO 2210534 1212781 677937 534844
EKITI 909967 373263 154032 219231
ENUGU 1944016 965940 698119 267821
FCT 1344856 786151 419724 366427
GOMBE 1394393 799302 684077 115225
IMO 2272293 909428 485627 423801
JIGAWA 2111106 1084753 539522 545231
KADUNA 3932492 1430145 961143 469002
KANO 5457747 2068140 522889 1545251
KATSINA 3230230 1715836 160203 1555633
KEBBI 1806231 1074456 493341 581115
KOGI 1646350 935787 504308 431479
KWARA 1406457 732816 353173 379643
LAGOS 6570291 2526203 1103297 1422906
NASARAWA 1617786 726691 344421 382270
NIGER 2390035 1080526 576308 504218
OGUN 2375003 920198 438099 482099
ONDO 1822346 818215 451779 366436
OSUN 1680498 685033 337359 347674
OYO 2934107 1000608 527873 472735
PLATEAU 2480455 421299 273031 148268
RIVERS 3215273 ******** ********* *********
SOKOTO 1903166 1169303 552172 617131
TARABA 1777105 630769 442380 188389
YOBE 1365913 750745 306841 443904
ZAMFARA 1717128 792796 379022 413774
TOTAL 84004084 35098162 18356732 16741430

Credit: Premium Times

Proprietress to pay N25m to pupil made blind by flogging

Proprietress to pay N25m to pupil made blind by flogging

OluwatosinOmojuyigbe

Justice Yetunde Idowu of the Lagos State High Court in Ikeja, on Wednesday, ordered the proprietress of Cendom International Nursery and Primary School, Olodi-Apapa, Uche Owen, to pay N25m as damages to a five-year-old pupil of the school, Destiny Kalu after he was flogged for owing the school fee.

Destiny, through his father, Inyima Kalu, had in 2013 sued Owen and his class teacher, Uduak Sam, for inflicting severe injuries on his right eye through flogging over the non-payment of his school fee.

According to his statement of claim, on June 20, 2011, Owen came to his classroom and flogged all the pupils who had yet to pay their school fees.

Destiny added that while being flogged, his right eye was covered in blood and he was left in tears for several hours unattended to.

PUNCH Metro learnt that Destiny was subsequently rushed to the Ajeromi General Hospital, Lagos, where he was treated and later referred to the Lagos University Teaching Hospital, Idi Araba.

It was gathered that the right eye was operated on without success at LUTH and the doctor’s report revealed that it was permanently damaged and could not perceive light as a result of severe damage.

Following the permanent injury sustained by Destiny, his father demanded N30m as compensation from the school.

However, in her statement to the police, Uduak admitted flogging the pupil on the instructions of Owen, while the proprietress denied being responsible for the injuries sustained by Destiny.

Delivering her judgment on Wednesday, Justice Idowu held the two defendants liable for the permanent injury sustained by the pupil and ordered the school owner to pay N25m to the victim as compensation.

Credit: The Punch

News Headlines Mar 28, 2019. Headlines From Nigeria’s Major Newspapers

News Headlines Mar 28, 2019. Headlines From Nigeria’s Major Newspapers

Compiled by Demola Adefajo

The Punch
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Why we can’t serve Buhari petition — PDP, Atiku
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Nigerians spend N767.23bn on airtime in three months
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Agege flyover of anguish
Proprietress to pay N25m to pupil made blind by flogging
Dokpesi accuses Buhari of being a parasite
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Police nab four herdsmen for kidnapping Catholic priest
Two-year-old girl goes missing from MFM church during service
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My post-election resolution is to avoid controversies – Sanusi
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40,998 voters to decide Adamawa next gov today
PDM candidate asks tribunal to void Buhari’s victory, order fresh poll
Borno gov-elect unfolds agenda
Kwara PDP passes vote of confidence in Saraki
Lawyer threatens to drag NNPC to court over recruitment
FAAN targets N101.6bn revenue in 2019
Electricity: TCN, Discos bicker over request to break monopoly
FG, states, LGs share N619bn
Injured Ronaldo returns to Turin for tests
Okowa boosts Eagles with $60,000
Ikpeba for Zenith Principals’ Cup final
Omeruo targets switch to Leganes
Halep moves closer to reclaiming World No. 1 spot
Editorial: Raising VAT to pay salaries
A review of 2019 budget proposal for agriculture

The Nation
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AbdulRasaq promises not to discriminate against opposition
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APC may boycott Thursday’s supplementary election in Adamawa- Official
Senate president: Buhari, APC leaders pacify Goje
Fed Govt, states, local govts share N619.857b
Verdict on Osun governorship poll cannot stand, says Aregbesola
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Ex-deputy governor’s daughter’s killer sentenced to death
FEC approves N1.4b for DPR building design
Atiku, PDP get tribunal’s nod to serve Buhari through APC
APC: why we picked Lawan for Senate President
We were all consulted, says Senate spokesman
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Governors-elect, others receive certificates of return
Private clinic where baby died not registered
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ITEL sensitises keke riders on safety
We’re ready for Adamawa governorship rerun, says INEC
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Rivers AAC’s deputy chairman defects to PDP
ASUU, FG resume discussion on 2009 agreement
Kwara PDP passes confidence vote on Saraki
INEC presents certificate of return to Okowa
Super Eagles 70 % ready
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NNPC recruitment enters second phase
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FCDA, firm row over 500Mw power project
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Group for launch Saturday
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Macular hole causes blindness, Optometrist warns
Kano records 335 TB deaths in 2018
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Editorial: Amuneke

ThisDay
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Ihedioha Receives Certificate of Return, Warns Sycophants to Steer Clear of his Government
Enugu Elections Exceptional, Says INEC
Court Awards N25m to Student Who Became Blind After Being Flogged
FG, ASUU Resume Renegotiation on 2009 Agreement
FG, States, LGs Share N619.857bn for February
Invest in Stopping Corruption, Not Fighting it, Senate Advises FG
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Envoy Wants Sharia Judges Placed under Sharia Courts of Appeal
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(Updated) Election Petition: Court Grants Atiku Leave to Serve Buhari through APC
Expert Calls On National Assembly to Legalise CSR
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Transcorp Assures Stakeholders of Superior Value Delivery
Operators Kick as Buhari Declines Assent on Digital Rights Bill
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AFCON 2019: Eagles 69% Ready, Says Rohr
Team Nigeria Back from Special Olympics with 63 Medals
Axxela Inaugurates Elegbata Sports Complex, Greater Lagos IV Gas Pipeline Network
DOAMF Charity Golf Tournament to Tee-off Saturday at Ikoyi
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Henzel, Chapecoense Plane Crash Survivor Dies
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Daily Trust
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Ajimobi signs 2019 Appropriation Bill
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INEC to embark on electoral reforms
CUPP makes U-turn, supports Ganduje’s re-election
Kidnapped police officer found dead in bush
Almost half of Nigerian adults plan to leave country in next five years – Survey
PDP’s ambition to produce next Senate President, exercise in futility -APC
Ajimobi signs 2019 Appropriation Bill
Why we endorsed Ahmed Lawan — APC
I’ll run for Senate president if… — Kalu
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Rohr names Onuachu, Osimhen, Iheanacho as contenders for AFCON shirts
NNPC/Chevron Tennis Championships serves off in Lagos
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Cosgrove gets NITP, COREN commendation for CSR
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72 health workers trained in Kwara
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Abubakar Malami’s Magnum Opus
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Mozambique: First cholera cases in wake of Cyclone Idai
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Editorial: Catastrophe of Cyclone Idai
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Hamonise minimum wage for quick assent – TUC tells NASS
Nigeria’s employers’ union warns FG on VAT hike
What you need to know to be a seed producer
Only 11 states serious about agriculture – Ogbeh
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Why academic libraries fail to live up to expectations
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CAM Bill 2018 and legal reforms to drive Ease of Doing Business

The Sun
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4 die, 8 injured as fuel tanker collides with bus in Anambra
FG’s March bond oversubscribed by N48bn
Gov Ishaku, deputy, others receive certificates of returns
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I’ll run for deputy senate president –Kalu
Rivers guber: PDP alleges plan to relocate collation centre venue
Lagos awards contract of Happy Home-Alahun Ozumba Road in Kirikiri
Scientists deem new male contraceptive pill safe for use
Oil spill: Archbishop of York, Kufour, to probe environmental degradation in Bayelsa
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South East must produce Senate President else APC’ll lose in 2023 -Ikoh
Kaduna killings: Southern Kaduna big enough to stand on its own -SOKAPU
INEC withholds certificates of Delta APC members-elect
SON decries false declaration, willful importation of substandard goods
FY’18: Afriland records N1.30bn revenue, pays 5k dividend
Boeing briefs airlines, may release Ethiopian crash report this week
How to use Google Search effectively
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Worm, not warm, into someone’s heart
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The place of divorce in both old and new testaments (6)
The rabidly Anti – Islam reader (080 – 6844 – 8126)
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Federal, states, LGAs share N619.85bn in March
Grief in Kogi as Olumoroti, ex-guber aspirant, loses wife
Malian bags 2 years for dealing in Tramadol
UCTH CMD: Northern Cross River youths insist on zoning, backs Ikpi
Certificate of Return: Why Okorocha is on his own – APC

Tribune
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PDP warns over Adamawa supplementary poll
Adamawa APC makes u-turn, accepts to participate in governorship re-run
Ikpeazu, deputy, others receive Certificates of Return in Abia
Osun residents protest against tribunal’s judgement sacking Oyetola
Certificate of Return: Okorocha is on his own ― APC
FG to give 6% interest loan on vehicles manufactured in Nigeria
Kwara governor-elect to abolish State/LG joint account
Alleged N18bn fraud: I was given N25m to give ex-MD of NSITF, witness alleges
ASUU presents 20 issues before FG as re-negotiation resumes
Yoruba Youth to honour Ooni of Ife
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The Guardian
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APC’s Senate presidency crisis deepens
Automotive council laments $8b yearly import of used vehicles
Trump says Russia election probe amounted to ‘treason’
INEC insists on collating Rivers State results April 2
Youths, Aregbesola protest against tribunal’s sacking of Oyetola
Reactions trail Central Bank of Nigeria’s rates cut
Why I frowned on Ajimobi’s last-minute contract award, by Makinde
APC, MRDD lose bid to stop Adamawa supplementary guber polls
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APC
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‘Lack of good governance hinders success of organisations in Nigeria’

Vanguard

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Alleged N3.6bn Fraud: Trial Of Ex-NDDC Director, Omatsuli Begins
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Entries For 2019 Mike Okonkwo Essay Begins
UNILAG Churns Out 271 First Class
Abiola’s Farms: Ayobo Residents Send SOS To Ambode, CP Over Threat To Lives
FEC Approves N1.4bn For Abuja DPR Building Design
NASS leadership: All clear for Lawan; fresh crisis brews over Gbajabiamila
FG after my life – Dokpesi
Court fixes May 13 to rule on request to try Oshiomhole
Presidential Poll: Tribunal orders service of Atiku’s petition on Buhari
ADAMAWA MAKE-UP POLL: Will Bindow surmount the Fintiri hurdle today?
9th NASS leadership: Kalu threatens to resist marginalisation of S-East by APC
BENUE: Why Ortom is extending hand of fellowship to his opponents — Akase
What we expect from the next Senate – Obende
9th Senate: Coalition warns against imposition of leadership
Lyon line up Chelsea semi-final clash in hunt for four in a row
If I had scored, then we … – Hummels
Rebuilding Bayern pay club record fee for World Cup winner Hernandez
Semenya hits back at ‘wrong’ Coe and ‘muscle-packed’ claim
Semenya says ‘no threat’ to women’s sport
He deceived me into marriage by not telling me he never went to school, wife tells Court
Establishing accounting system for small business
Father who impregnates daughter changes plea to not guilty after death of witnesses
Communal clashes: 88 refugees/displaced widows, youths in Ebonyi get succour from FG
First woman, next man on the Moon will both be American – Pence
Research findings on epilepsy, others encouraging – Onu