News Headlines Jun 22, 2019. Headlines From Nigeria’s Major Newspapers

News Headlines Jun 22, 2019. Headlines From Nigeria’s Major Newspapers

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The Punch

9th Assembly: Orji Kalu, Goje, Amosun, others to pocket N273.64bn in four years
I’m very fearful, unhappy about insecurity in Nigeria –Chief Odigie-Oyegun
North-Central, South-East battle for Senate Leader’s seat as APC caucus meets
No immediate plan to ban Almajiri system — Presidency
Bandits kill one, kidnap Zamfara district head, wives, son
Lagos currency trader allegedly defrauds retirees, others of N235m
We won’t stop killing bandits until govt protect us –Zamfara groups
Anti-graft war: Buhari signs mutual assistance bill to prosecute offenders within, outside Nigeria
Man caught with three-year-old boy’s head in Abuja
Dismissed policeman kills fiancée’s mother over cancelled wedding
Man allegedly kills, shaves pubic hair of 18-year-old girlfriend in Delta
AFCON: Eagles not 100 per cent fit – Rohr
Ohanaeze, MASSOB, IPOB reject proposed Fulani vigilantes
Katsina DPO, girlfriend arrested over death of housemaid
We’re ready for insurgents — Airforce
NASS leadership: PDP investigates members that voted for Lawan, Gbajabiamila
Joblessness made me to operate illegal hospital – Quack
I may quit Eagles after AFCON –Mikel
I slapped my ex for looking at another babe – Ordega
Gombe court jails man 10 years for N12m fraud
Ex-Cross River official kidnapped in Calabar
You are inviting trouble, Oshiomhole warns Bauchi gov
CUPP faults Lawan for withdrawing Adedayo’s nomination as media aide
Nigeria’s current situation is precarious, says PDP
Unemployment: CBN promises seven-year loans for corpers
PDP sets up committee to investigate members over NASS elections
Malabu: Italy protests Swiss delay in releasing evidence
Airtel to list on Nigerian Stock Exchange July 4
NEPC, Shoprite partnership‘ll boost Nigerian export – Awolowo
Oando: USNC urges SEC to follow due process
Expect 100% hike in drug prices, PSN tells Nigerians
Nigeria clinches ILO’s govt group chairmanship
Waiting Game!: Real insist on €120m Pogba
Falcons can’t pass Germany test – Fans
Mbachu backs Falcons to beat Germany
Women footballers, officials injured in auto crash
Sanchez sends Chile into Copa America quarter-finals
COREN accredits 16 engineering courses in six universities
Keeping children out of school a crime, says Buhari
Enery firm builds library for Lagos school
Digital learning’ll end mass failure – Salami
‘Skill acquisition, problem-solving latest trends in learning’
Eco-friendly environment increases lifespan – Mejabi
Things I do to stay relevant –D’banj
No issues between Cee-C and me –Princess, Ex-BBN housemate
Pirates recently fought over my movie –Tiamiyu, Movie marketer
People once referred to me as daddy’s ‘handbag’ –Yul Edochie
There is urgent need to improve music lyrics–Obey-Fabiyi, Akinola
I’m in a complicated relationship –Slimcase
Confusion as ‘prayer warriors’ compete with medical doctors for patients
Bandits brought guns with telescopes to attack us –Victims of Shiroro terror
Boisterous Grammarians
You are part of the problem!
Should a woman give her salaries to her husband to attract divine blessings?

The Nation

NAPTIP DG hails Agege council chief over social intervention programmes
Asset Declaration: FG drags Nwaoboshi to CCT, set for prosecution
‘Why I killed my girlfriend’s mother’
Man, 22, held for allegedly beheading four kids in Abuja
72-yr-old Cele prophet allegedly kills, buries female undergraduate
Why we should take care of our appetites, passions, and emotions
Yahoo boy shocks commuters at Edo checkpoint
NCAC boss to be honoured at Accra Weizo
LASTMA groans under corrupt policemen’s burden
Fly Super Eagles fly
How Lawan misfired over appointments
Enjoy rest in marriage (4)
Edo hands of fellowship
Real significance of June 12
UNWTO, Barca launch sports tourism contest
Air Peace: Soaring in spite of huge odds
NACCIMA boss seeks road map for capacity development of chambers
Police arrest three suspected kidnappers, 187 other criminals in Kano, Borno
Akeredolu restates administration’s commitment to rid waterways of criminals
Sacked by Bandits
Cabinet: APC leaders set criteria for Buhari
I am for state police, says el-Rufai
No immediate ban for Almajiri, Says FG
Insurgency: Buratai retracts, commend soldiers
BREAKING: Panic in Eagles camp as Kalu suffers heart attack
Vodacom unit to sell operations in Nigeria, others
‘How state police, NSIP can fight crime’
Sacked lecturers to Sanwo-Olu: save us from starvation
N19.8bn welcome pay to 9th Assembly members senseless – AC
Asset Declaration: FG drags Nwaoboshi to CCT, set for prosecution
Akeredolu restates administration’s commitment to rid waterways of criminals
Police arrest 122 suspected criminals in Kano
ANDP to media practitioners: embrace ethical, objective reporting
Election Tribunal: Main trial on Sokoto guber petition begins July 9
Aftermath of heart attack: Kalu in stable condition
Nigeria can win AFCON, says Kanu
Rohr to Eagles: Beat Burundi
AFCON 2019: CFAO Yamaha sponsors Nigerians to Egypt
Egypt beat Zimbabwe to open AFCON 2019
2019 AFCON: Femi Kuti, others thrill at colourful opening ceremony in Cairo
Vodacom unit to sell operations in Nigeria, others
CBN summons currency dealers, others on development in forex market
Awolowo: NEPC, Shoprite partner to boost export
DisCos to match TCN network expansion with $4.2b projects
NESREA, others seek producers’ responsibility on e-waste
LASG sacks 34 LASTMA officers for extortion
FCT police arrest suspect with freshly severed human head
Police arrest three suspected kidnappers, 119 others in Kano
Extortion: Lagos investigating 2 LASTMA officers, says Hamzat
Gunmen kill 18 persons in fresh attacks in Zamfara
Insurgency, pregnancies keep 441,126 Adamawa girls out of school
Dizengoff donates equipment worth $60,000 to Unilag
How to talk to your two to five-year-old children about sex
Reality star Alex Unusual makes Nollywood debut in ‘Merry Men 2’
Why we should take care of our appetites, passions, and emotions

ThisDay

Court Grants Rickey Tarfa Time to Recuperate
NEMA: 14,036 Nigerians Returned from Libya, France
$1.3bn Malabu Oil Scandal: Italy Protests Swiss Delay in Releasing Evidence against Shell, Eni
Ahmed Lawan is Already My Man of the Year
ARCON Pledges Support to OAU as it Plans Overhaul of Curricula
HoS Inaugurates 250-Room Workers’ Hostel, Others
St. Francis Catholic Secondary School Holds Funds Raising Luncheon
Dickson: Police Must Probe ‘Invasion’ of Ishaku’s House
FG Calls for Heightened Surveillance against Ebola Outbreak
Customs to Prosecute Nigerien, Beninoise for Smuggling Ammunition into Nigeria
EFCC Arrests 7 Internet Fraud Suspects in Ilorin
Nigeria Elected Head ILO Group
NYSC DG to ‘Corpers’: Avoid Night Journeys
CNN African Voices Features Car Enthusiasts
ITF Equips Graduate Trainees
Rice Revolution: The Good News from C’River State
Jim Iyke, Adesua Etomi, Thrill in ‘The Set Up’
Rice Revolution: The Good News from C’River State
Bayelsa 2020: In Search of Dickson’s Successor
Bayelsa Guber: Uphill Task Before Alaibe
Ekweremadu: A ‘Rebel’ with a Cause
Governor Bagudu Vs Justice Karatu: Unmasking the Truth
Buhari Must Read UNICEF’s Report on Borno State
TACKLING THE LAGOS GRIDLOCK
All-new Arocs Combines Power, Robustness, Efficiency
New BMW 8 Series Gran Coupe Packs Four Doors
Telenovela Series ‘Asintado’ Airs on Startimes
Exhibitors Express Confidence in Nigerian Market at Food & Beverage Fair
Munch It Thrills Lagosians with Free Bus Ride
Super Eagles Begin Quest for fourth AFCON Title
Players Expected to Set the AFCON Alight
FC Bulmaro Lagos, Tops Group A1 Nationwide League One
Lagos Opens Viewing Centres for 2019 AFCON
LSSC Hails IWS Day Nursery on Sports Fiesta
The HIVE Leagues Begins 6-A-side World Cup Registration
Korede Adedoyin: Hunted By Big Clubs
1980 AFCON Winner, Charles Bassey ill, Solicits for Help
‘The Oxymoron of Kenny Blaq’ Billed for the Third Term
Femi Koya: I Want to Erase the Fear That Young People Can’t Play Their Original Music
Omawumi Bares Her Feelings in New EP
Ojo-Abbas Makes Directorial Debut with Trapped Heart
The Legacy Lives On!

Daily Trust

‘How Buhari’s ‘new’ gov’t should address Igbo concerns’
Promissory Note impasse jeopardizing non-oil exports
Elegy for Muhammad Mursi, president of Egypt
Martyrdom in the school of Yusuf (AS)
With Avengers: Endgame re-release, Marvel looks to crush Avatar’s record
Buhari doesn’t like posing for pictures, says personal photographer
Gunmen kill 18 in fresh Zamfara attacks
Senator faces false assets declaration charges at CCT
Why traditional institution remains relevant – Sanusi
Turbulent weeks for Jos couple whose newborn baby was abducted
Venezuela enjoys Nigerian solidarity – Vice President Istúriz
Media exaggerates Nigeria-Ghana issues – Bawa
Latest Nigeria-Ghana row: The inside story
Groups call for Bulama as APC National Secretary
Courts must decide on Atiku’s petition considering foreign reports – PDP BoT
Super Eagles hunt for fourth AFCON title in Egypt
Abubakar Balarabe: I am still angry I was dropped from Algiers ’90 Super Eagles squad
Del Potro out of Wimbledon after another kneecap fracture
OPEC, others commend Buhari for appointing Kyari NNPC GMD
Governor Mohammed reiterates his support to fight corruption
Armed men kidnap nursing mother, 3 others in Abaji
We’ll collaborate with security to make Kuje safe’
32-year-old fake military captain arraigned
Letter to President Buhari
DPO nabbed over murder of girlfriend’s maid in Katsina
Police arrest 5 suspected armed bandits, recover IED in Anambra
Operation puff adder: 122 suspected criminals arrested in Kano
Botswana University reduces fees for Nigerians
Abubakar Tatari Ali Polytechnic Bauchi matriculates 5,000 students
FG direct schools on immediate implementation of history study
Extradition: Sen. Buruji Kashamu to know fate on July 2
AGF resumes Goje’s prosecution over alleged N6.6bn fraud
Applicant begs for leniency after pleading guilty.

The Sun

Nothing can make me cry except food –Nkechi Blessing
Proposed vigilante group: Steer clear of Igboland, Ohanaeze, IPOB, MASSOB warn Miyetti Allah
We ‘re now equipped to battle insurgency in Nigeria – Chief of Air Staff
Miyetti Allah’s vigilance group in South East, insult to Ndigbo – Group
June 12: How Kingibe betrayed Abiola, Falae, Yar’adua –Sule Lamido
We worked for Abiola, June 12, while in Abacha’s government – Ebenezer Babatope
Tinubu is Southwest’s choice for 2023 presidency – Ex-Minister, Ogunlewe
FG orders schools to begin immediate teaching of history study
Gov. Makinde inaugurates 10-man advisory council
North needs education to get out of poverty, insecurity –Prof. Bogoro
Buhari assents to mutual assistance in criminal matters law
Egba traditional council rejects Amosun’s Obas
Nigeria open for business, Osinbajo assures French investors
NEPC, Shoprite partnership will boost Nigerian export –Awolowo
Nigeria bags chairman of ILO Govt. Group for 2019-2020
Africa records $997.9bn trade in 2018 –Afreximbank
Africa records $997.9bn in merchandise trade in 2018 – Afreximbank
AFCON 2019: SuperSport names Okocha, Yobo pundits
…LaLiga “interactive space” in Cairo
Etebo: We’re not afraid of Egypt, Senegal
AFCON 2019: Burundi can shock Nigeria – Berahino
Barcelona to play Arsenal in friendly at Nou Camp
Trinidad and Tobago to host 2021 Commonwealth Youth Games
France 2019 Round of 16 Fixtures
CAF to allow teams observe water breaks
Super Eagles begin quest for 4th African glory in Egypt
I’ve not eaten eba in 6 years – Mikel
Women’s World Cup: Falcons’ll take fight to Germany- Dennerby
Women’s World Cup: We’re up against tough Nigeria – German coach
No man can intimidate me –Sege Bongo, singer
Nigerian designer, Yvonne Nwosu quits smoking
Nollywood stars back Runsewe, slam Bobrisky
All set for Pencil Unbroken comedy show
After what I went through, I knew it’s not easy to be a mother –Stephanie Okereke
It is well with the righteous
What if your partner’s parents don’t like you?
In the boardroom with Asue Ighodalo, Chairman, Sterling bank Plc co-founder Banwo & Ighodalo: ‘You can go to jail as a board member’
Beyond June 12 Democracy Day
Help, parrot has swallowed this week’s article meant for my column
What you should know about small-minded people
Close shave with death
Day of culture
Runsewe bags culture and tourism man of year award
Casper & Gambini’s A good idea of an evening timeout

Tribune

I’m not against creation of state police — El-Rufai
Oshiomhole asks IGP to seal off Bauchi House of Assembly
Angry family members attack doctor, nurses at UCH over death
BREAKING: PDP caucus elects Chinda Reps minority leader
Army begins local production of tactical vehicles
Ban on Almajiri not immediate — Presidency
Nigeria Force ready to demystify insurgency ― Air Force chief
Kaduna govt to nurture 500 secondary school girls as entrepreneurs ― Officias
Ex-minister’s son recounts experience at kidnappers’ hands
Buhari operating Nigeria in an atmosphere of impunity —Falana
Insecurity: Governors demand NEC level security committee
An industry expert should be made ICT Minister —Teniola

The Guardian

Bauchi, Edo Assemblies drama, a descent into rascality, says Azinge
FG direct schools on immediate implementation of History study
Ohanaeze, others reject proposal for Fulani vigilante in Southeast
Buhari signs bill seeking foreign assistance to recover proceeds of crime
Gratuities are tax exempted, says tax tribunal
Ebola Scare: FG directs all port health services to heighten surveillance
Lagos government parades LASTMA officers over extortion
Afenifere urges collective effort to tackle insecurity in SouthWest
Calabar: Fuel crisis worsens as IPMAN leadership tussle persists
Eagles on the march again, meets Burundi today
Barca Academy grooming future football stars from Nigeria
Nigeria’s best stars gather in Abuja for CBN Senior Tennis Tournament
Falcons will take the fight to Germany, says Dennerby
Eagles braced for tough Burundi test, says Ighalo
Bring the cup back home, Saraki urges Super Eagles
Minority can never preside over majority in a democracy, insists Oshiomhole
Skiibii’s Miraculous Career Resurrection
2 hours ago Music
Banko Steps In as GM, Sony Music West Africa
Three Flavourful Coconut Dishes You Must Try
Safety Experts Seek Inclusion, Protection Of Children With Special Needs
‘I Consider Women In Nigeria, Especially In Rural Areas, Very Vulnerable’
‘I’m a firm believer in starting small and dreaming very big’
Safety Experts Seek Inclusion, Protection Of Children With Special Needs
Etiquettes Are Essential For Your Child
Mentoring is the new goldmine towards youth empowerment
Mercy Johnson set to launch New Kitchen talk show
RAW trains youths on practical skills to enhance employability
Drug abuse: Winner emerges in 2019 monster hit Story contest
Skiibii’s Miraculous Career Resurrection
Banko Steps In as GM, Sony Music West Africa
Nigeria’s Music Industry Revenue To Hit $50Million By 2020
Femi Koya… Homeboy Returns With Heavy Beats

Vanguard

Femi Otedola Moves On
OIC Summit: No Applause For Buhari
REVEALED: How Politicians Hijacked INEC Officials, Compromised Military
Death Didn’t Stop Ojukwu, Ademulegun
MILITANTS TO BUHARI: Pay 13% Derivation Fund To N’Delta Communities, Not To Govs
Masquerade: When Ancestors Visit The Living
How I’ve Managed To Strike Balance Between Music And Marriage — D’banj
I’ve Three Wives, 11 Children: Kidnap Suspect Boasts Of His Success
Thank God For Thailand
Falcons Eye Upset Win Against Germany
“Our Search For Youth Empowerment Cut Across The World”
Family Battles LASG Over Millennium Housing Project
Ariya Repete 2019: Lagos Auditions Yield Winners, As Show Goes
Drug Abuse: Winner Emerges In 2019 ‘Monster Hit Story Contest’
Discordant Tunes Trail EU, IRI, NDI Post-2019 Election Reports
Adekunle Abdul On A Mission
Prophet Nosa Marks Milestone
NGO Advocates Focus On Children With Special Needs
Gunmen Kill 18 Persons In Fresh Attacks In Zamfara — Monarch
2Okowa Battles Flood In Asaba As Water Hyacinths Overrun Egbema Kingdom
AFCON: FG urges Eagles, Falcons to make Nigeria proud
No immediate Ban on Almajiri – PRESIDENCY
I’m ashamed of Obaseki’s role in Edo Assembly Crisis – Oshiomhole
[Breaking] Nations Cup: Salah’s Egypt see off Zimbabwe in 2019 AFCON opener
2019 AFCON: Femi Kuti, others thrill at colourful opening ceremony in Cairo
Goalkeepers at FIFA Women’s World Cup will not be booked for stepping off line during shootouts, IFAB says
AFCON: Ex Rangers midfielder urges Super Eagles to be resilient, aggressive in attack
Ariya Repete 2019: Lagos auditions yield winners, as show goes
Drug Abuse: winner emerges in 2019 ‘Monster Hit Story Contest’
Working with Hugh Masekela has been helpful to my music – Femi Ogunkoya
Important first date tips for ladies ― Olajide Tope
Traffic law enforcement: LASTMA allays fears of motorists
Ebola: FG directs ports officials to heighten surveillance
“Our search for youth empowerment cut across the world”

Leadership

Northern, Southern Leaders Demand Urgent Amendment Of Electoral Law
Islamic Scholars Back FG On Proscription Of Almajiri
Relief As Eye Centre Patients Regain Sight
Cameroon Players Refuse To Board Plane For AFCON
COREN Accredits 16 Engineering Courses In Six Universities
GEJ Initiative Hails PMB Over NFIU, Local Govt Autonomy
Trump ‘Pulls Back After Approving Strikes’ After Drone Downing
AfDB Creates £400m Fintech Fund To Boost Financial Inclusion
Giving Boost To Nigerian Agriculture
NSE Mentors Students In Engineering Profession
Collaborate To Reposition Power Sector, Expert Charges CBN, NERC
PMB Signs Mutual Assistance In Criminal Matters Bill
FG To Restore Polluted Rivers Communities
PDP Condemns Invasion Of Ishaku’s Residence
Oshiomhole Reads Riot Act To Bauchi Gov
Int’l Bodies, Stakeholders Task SEC Over Feud With Oando PLC
TETFund As Lifeline For Tertiary Institutions
Giving Boost To Nigerian Agriculture NSE Mentors Students In Engineering Profession
Collaborate To Reposition Power Sector, Expert Charges CBN, NERC
PMB Signs Mutual Assistance In Criminal Matters Bill
FG To Restore Polluted Rivers Communities
Int’l Bodies, Stakeholders Task SEC Over Feud With Oando PLC
Trading Reverses Negative Mood, Indices Up 0.29%
Afreximbank Supports Intra-Regional Trade With $25bn
French Car Maker PSA Opens $630m Plant In Morocco
Dollar Heads For Big Weekly Loss, Political Tensions Briefly Boost Yen Global Airlines Change Flight Paths As Iran Downs U.S. Drone
PDP Condemns Invasion Of Ishaku’s Residence
Oshiomhole Reads Riot Act To Bauchi Gov
APC Rejects Edo, Bauchi Assembly Inaugurations
France 2019: We’ll Take Battle To Germany – Super Falcons
AFCON 2019: How High Can The Super Eagles Fly?
Confident Super Eagles Begin AFCON Campaign Today
Qatari Emir To Visit Pakistan – Foreign Ministry
German Coach: We Are Up Against A Strong Nigeria
‘Lampard Will Regret It Forever If He Snubs Chelsea’ – Bosnich
Nigerian Designer, Yvonne Nwosu Quits Smoking
EDITORIAL: As 2019 Africa Cup Of Nations Kicks-off In Egypt
TETFund As Lifeline For Tertiary Institutions
UNICAL: Blazing The Trail In Academic Excellence
GEJ Initiative Hails Buhari Over Local Govt Autonomy
NAF Graduates 26 Pilots From Ab-initio Flying Training
FG Pledges To Actualise Health Protection Programme
N19.8bn NASS Welcome Package Morally Preposterous – ACF
Travelling With Declared Lost Passport Attracts 10 Years Imprisonment – NIS
Ganduje Woos Investors To Kano
Supreme Court Sacks Niger, Edo Reps
A/Ibom Decries High Maternal, Child pDisease Ranking
ANDP Condemns Media Attack On Buratai
Customer Satisfaction Is Priority – Dalung
Examining The Outcome Of Trump, Trudeau Meeting

New Telegraph

N6bn fraud: Court again adjourns Sen. Goje’s case until July 4T
Ondo guber: Akeredolu in hot race for second term ticket
Nsima seeks to amend petition again at Tribunal
APC used Kashamu to ruin PDP’s chances in Ogun –Ogundele
LASTMA OFFICIAL: Attack on our personnel by 7up workers will show it’s no longer business as usual
SWEET TALES OF MOTHERHOOD
Eagles set to feast on Burundi
Aisha Buhari: Call Me First Lady
Eagles, beware of minnows in Egypt
Namibian High Commissioner visits New Telegraph
Police arrest over 22 kidnap suspects, rescue 7 victims in Abia
FG’s plan to proscribe Almajiris is long term –Presidency
Top players to watch at 2019 AFCON
Police arrest over 22 kidnap suspects, rescue 7 victims in Abia
ACF faults alleged N19.8bn welcome pay for Assembly members
Tribunal re-orders service of subpoena on Niger gov’s father, NYSC, others
Develop technology to eradicate poverty, experts tell Buhari
Kuwaiti national: How I was defrauded of $4.8m fraud
Monarch confers chieftaincy title on ex-Osun Speaker
OSCOTECH ex-Students proffer solution to insecurity in Nigeria
A’Ibom: Nsima Ekere’s Petition Ammendment Flops at Tribunal
Tonto Dikeh not icon of Nollywood, she’s immoral –Grace Ama
The Bling Lagosians to hit cinemas on June 28
Simi launches her record company, Studio Brat
I block people who speak negatively about D’banj – Don Jazzy
UNICEF: Nigeria loses N455bn annually to poor sanitation, open defecation

Shun Drugs Abuse, Education District 1 Charges Students

Shun Drugs Abuse, Education District 1 Charges Students

Students have been admonished to shun drug abuse in order to avoid fallen prey to social problems and the wrath of God.

This admonition was given during the Ramadan Lecture of Lagos State Education District 1 held at Government College, Iyana Ipaja, Lagos State.

The Guest Lecturer, Alhaji Umar Animasahun, said Allah forbids the use of harmful drugs and intoxicants as they are work of Satan to create enmity and hatred among people.
He also said drug abuse lead to anti-social behaviour and mental sickness.

‘Drugs can be taken to cure sickness. In that case it should follow the prescription of qualified doctor or certified Muslim herbal practitioner who does not worship idols

‘The Prophet (SAWS) said: if you are sick, take medicine. There is no disease without medication. But self medication is not encouraged. Taking overdose is not encouraged. Drugs taken for healing purpose is allowed’, Animasaun said.

The Tutor General/Permanent Secretary, Education District 1, Dr Olufolayimika Ayandele, charged the students to justify government investment on them by facing their studies so that they can maintain the good education standard the District is known for.

The event also featured Quran recitation competition among schools in the three local government areas of Agege, Alimoso and Ifako Ijaye which make up the district.

Abubakar Usain from Agege Junior College came first ahead of Iliyas Suwata of Lagos Baptist Senior College and Lawal Nabifa from Abibatu Mogaji Milennium High School who came second and third respectively

News Headlines Jun 21, 2019. Headlines From Nigeria’s Major Newspapers

News Headlines Jun 21, 2019. Headlines From Nigeria’s Major Newspapers

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The Punch

NECA, NACCIMA, LCCI fume as Buhari asks govs to raise IGR
Kyari, SGF, 100 other presidential aides in office illegally — Falana
Falcons break 20-year World Cup jinx
Domestic worker stabs boss to death two days after employment
Another final-year UNN student commits suicide
Sarri fires shot at Hazard, Chelsea: I’m not a traitor
American defrauds Nigerians seeking Green Card of $565,000
Nigeria’s current situation is precarious, says PDP
Lampard lands Chelsea job after Abramovich phone call
Bello’s endorsement by Kogi monarchs is a display of poverty — Audu’s son
Gunman opens fire on wedding guests in Kano
INEC’s mysterious server of unending controversy
Oshoala acquires N11m CLA 250 benz
New York to host Joshua, Ruiz rematch
I needed a child to call me mother – Suspected baby thief
Unemployment: CBN promises seven-year loans for corpers
Prophet, friend kill housewife seeking solutions to problems
Landlord’s brother-in-law allegedly kills tenant in Lagos
NYSC withdraws corps members posted to areas affected by banditry
Police arrest two suspected robbers in Ondo
PDP sets up committee to investigate members over NASS elections
2015 election: Belgore tells court how N450m was shared
Outcry forces Lawan to withdraw media aide’s appointment
Bauchi lawmakers hold parallel inauguration, elect separate Speakers
CBN forex intervention hits $42.3bn in one year
Forte Oil gets new CEO, CFO after Otedola’s share sale
Lafarge share price hits three-week high
Mutual funds investment hits N746.5bn
Julius Berger grows profit by 142.4% to N6.1bn
How today’s entrepreneur should handle corruption
Alleged fraud: FIFA takes over CAF
Falcons break 20-year World Cup jinx
Keeping children out of school a crime, says Buhari
Enery firm builds library for Lagos school
Digital learning’ll end mass failure – Salami
‘Skill acquisition, problem-solving latest trends in learning’
Eco-friendly environment increases lifespan – Mejabi
‘School curriculum should be workplace relevant’
Why 40% of all conceptions end in miscarriage — Obstetrician
Stop spiritualising depression, doctor tells clerics
Management of human bites
EDITORIAL: MKO Stadium, an honour well deserved
Dream on, Mr President
Buhari and the ‘hilltop syndrome’
Buhari, APC governors and the missing policy conversation

The Nation

Why we must investigate accidents, by AIB
General, others express concerns over post-war disorders
Oshiomhole should intervene in Edo APC crisis, says ex-aide
2019 election: Army backs electronic voting, collation
‘Disagreement on template may delay implementation of new minimum wage’
Ex-Ondo deputy governor to appeal suit over entitlements
Gani Adams: it’s time to stop kidnapping, others in Southwest
Emmanuel to modernise camp facilities
We’ll engage traditional rulers to improve security, says Makinde
Tecno promo winners feature in conference
‘Prophet’ kills, buries housewife, 25, after meeting on facebook
‘Why I stole three-day-old baby from Jos hospital’
NDLEA initiates sensitisation, drug prevention programme
Three teachers, student held for alleged exam malpractice
‘UNIBEN student was raped before committing suicide’
DSS parades ‘fake doctor’ for killing 15 patients
EFCC re-arraigns American over $1.2m ‘Green Card fraud’
Lagos to integrate sexual education in curriculum
Monarch to Army chief: call your men to order
Council donates five 500 KVA transformers
Oshiomhole should intervene in Edo APC crisis, says ex-aide
‘Disagreement on template may delay implementation of new minimum wage’
Egypt 2019…Africa’s soccer fiesta begins
Kyari is NNPC boss as Buhari rejects tenure extension for Baru
Houseboy kills employer, mother, 89
‘Military must act fast to boost soldiers’ morale’
‘Those fighting Akpabio will fail’
Governors endorse state police to fight criminals
Who succeeds Dickson in Bayelsa?
Kogi monarchs seek Buhari’s backing for Bello’s second term
Omo-Agege seeks re-organisation of Southsouth APC
APC state chairmen pass vote of confidence in Oshiomhole
Egypt 2019…Africa’s soccer fiesta begins
BREAKING: 2019 FIFA WWC: Super Falcons qualify for round of sixteen
French Ligue1, EPL stars dominate 2019 AFCON
My Juventus appointment ‘the crowning achievement’, says Sarri
Nigeria in the 2019 Women’s World Cup
2019 FIFA WWC: England ready to attack business end of tournament
Tecno promo winners feature in conference
How Nigeria, others can achieve 2030 Agenda, by report
‘Buhari needs experts to drive economic agenda’
Heartache over soaring debt servicing cost
Again, global manufacturing growth down in Q1 2019
‘Shea butter policy’ll boost export, create jobs’
NDLEA initiates sensitisation, drug prevention programme
Oke-Osanyintolu, Bolowotan get Sanwo-Olu’s appointments
‘Collapsed Synagogue building was in perfect condition’
Coordinator: Lagos will get more corps members, if…
Police nab three teachers, student for exam fraud
‘UNIBEN student was raped before suicide’
Wanted: More male teachers in Anambra schools
Canada-based Nigerian honours teachers
Uti Nwachukwu suffers backlash for declaring Cee-C ‘Most Successful’ BBNaija housemate
Avoid fake lifestyle, musician advises colleagues
Femi Kuti, others to perform at opening ceremony of 2019 AFCON
Zlatan, Mayorkun, Runtown, Teni 11 others for BUDX Show

ThisDay

Illiteracy Breeds Insecurity, Says Buhari, Asks Governors to Prioritise Education
FG to proscribe Almajiri system NEC: Banditry now new national security threat
She was my angel, says Bello Daughter: Guess heaven couldn’t wait for her
Sanusi Tackles Kano Anti-graft Agency over Fraud Allegations
Stock Market Loses N565bn as Investors Await President’s Cabinet
OPEC, NEITI Hail Kyari’s Appointment as NNPC Boss
Downstream operators insist on deregulation Oil price jumps to $64 on Iran, US tension
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‘Nigeria may experience 100% hike in drug prices’
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Domestic staff kills employer, 89-year-old mother two days after he was employed

Police arrest domestic staff for allegedly killing employer, 89-year-old mother

Ifeoluwa Adediran

The police in Lagos on Thursday said a 22-year old domestic staff in Surulere has been arrested for allegedly killing his employer and her mother.

The suspect, identified as Joseph Ogbu, a native of Oju local government area of Benue State, allegedly committed the act in the early hours of Thursday, Bala Elkana, the Lagos State police spokesperson said this in a statement.

According to the statement, the Surulere Police Station received a distress call from the address of the deceased in the early hours of Thursday that an employee murdered his employer and her mother.

Mr. Ogbu was employed on Tuesday, June 18, and he allegedly killed his employer two days after his employment.

The employer who was murdered was identified as Oreoluwa John, 38, and her 89-year-old mother, Adejoke John.

The suspect stabbed Mrs John to death when they had an argument about cleaning the house, and the 89-year old mother died due to the shock.

According to the police, the suspect claimed that “his employer asked him to clean the house at about 9 p.m. of 19th June but an argument ensued between them, which prompted him to stab her with a knife.”

“The shock of her death made her aged mother to slum and died,” the statement added.

The police said after confessing to the crime, Mr Ogbu said he moved some valuable properties such as electronics, handsets, and household items into the employer’s Toyota Camry car and attempted to escape.

He was arrested by police officers who were on patrol at the Ogunlana area.

The police said they recovered the vehicle and other items that were stolen from the suspect.

Mr Elkana, a Deputy Superintendent of Police, said the crime scene was sealed off and the corpses taken to Mainland Hospital, Yaba, for autopsy.

The State Criminal Investigation Department, Yaba, is still investigating the case and the suspect would be charged to court, the police said.

Credit: Premium Times

How I killed, buried housewife four months after we met on Facebook – Suspect

How I killed, buried housewife four months after we met on Facebook – Suspect

Atanda Adebayo

A man who claimed to be a pastor has narrated how he killed a 25-year-old housewife for money rituals, four months after they met on Facebook.

The police accused Dotun Okunlade of strangling Bosede Oguntade in Igbo-ora, in Ibarapa local government area of Oyo State. He had invited her over from Ilorin in Kwara State.

The suspect narrated to journalists, while he was paraded on Thursday at the state police headquarters in Ibadan, how he met and killed the woman.

“I and the woman had been chatting on Facebook since January this year. I later invited her to Igbo-ora.

“Meanwhile, Mutiu, a friend had already told me about his challenges in life. He told me he was ready for money rituals. So, I decided to use the woman for money for him.

“When the woman later arrived from Ilorin, I went to pick her to Igbo-Ora from Iseyin. On her arrival at my house, on 31st of May, this year, I gave her sleeping drugs after she complained about pains in her body.

“She slept off and I cut off her head and arms. Her head was later burnt to ashes for money rituals.”

PREMIUM TIMES gathered that the ‘pastor’, popularly known as ‘Arole Jesu’, lured Mrs Oguntade from Ilorin to Igbo-Ora with the promise of a solution to her economic and marital problems.

The Commissioner of Police in the state, Shina Olukolu, who led a team of police officers to the location where the victim was buried, said Mr Okunlade removed the head and arms of the victim before burying the remains.

Mr Olukolu told journalists after visiting the location on Thursday that the suspect injected the woman with an overdose of sleeping drugs and subsequently strangled her.

He said the suspect took the head and arms away for rituals before burying the remains in a shallow grave at Ogboja Area of Igbo-Ora.

“Further investigation revealed that parts of her body were allegedly crushed into powder for rituals to become powerful and rich.

“Two knives used to kill and cut her body parts, a white cloth bag containing substance inside a gourd where the alleged powdered parts were kept and a bottle of Stallion Schnapps were also recovered.”

The police chief advised members of the public against trusting strangers, especially those they met on social media and those who claim to possess supernatural power.

Source: Premium Times

News Headlines Jun 20, 2019. Headlines From Nigeria’s Major Newspapers

News Headlines Jun 20, 2019. Headlines From Nigeria’s Major Newspapers

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The Punch

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Nursing mother held for possession of firearm 3
‘We made N200m from kidnapping’
Southwest governors get wake-up call on security
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Injected to blindness: Harrowing tale of 10 Eye Centre patients
Don murdered in Port Harcourt
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DMO to raise balance of 2019 borrowing from Eurobond
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City Beats
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Certificate blues
Mo Abudu to chair 47th International Emmy Award Gala
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Nnamani seeks increased enlightenment, funding of sickle cell societies
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ThisDay

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Saved by a Stranger
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Ex-minister Harps on Gender Inclusion
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NIMC Joins Secure Identity Alliance for Global Digital Services
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FIFA to Appoint Samoura to Help Resolve Crisis in CAF
William Ekong Launches Campaign against Tropical Diseases
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Luis Enrique Steps Down from Spain Job
Transfer: Mata Seals New Man Utd contract
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Daily Trust

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Microsoft Office competition winners to represent Nigeria in New York
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Governor Zulum appoints SSG, spokesmen, others
Govs discuss security ahead today’s NEC meeting
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We’ll collaborate with security to make Kuje safe’
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Stakeholders highlight investment opportunities in dairy, maize
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ABU SBS ‘73 plans national unity lecture
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FG commissions flood control works in Delta
Nigeria needs strident anti-pollution laws – NCF
Man arraigned for allegedly beating up woman over money
Businesswoman docked over alleged fraudulent loan
Man admits robbing with toy gun

The Sun

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Insecurity: South East govs, IGP meet in Enugu
Buhari reappoints Idris as AGF
NNPC to resume oil search in Lake Chad basin –GMD
APC chiefs fight dirty
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Imo lawmakers okay Okorocha’s probe over varsity project
CAN condemns attacks on Taraba
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INEC retrieves, re-issues over 70 certificates of return
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OPS raising money to rebuild North East
We’ll actively support NLNG Train 7 project –Wike
ANLCA refutes reported crisis
NETCO records N4.75bn profit in 2018
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Election Tribunal: Our witnesses’ lives under threat, Ogun APM counsel alleges
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AFCON 2019: Pinnick charges Eagles to go for trophy
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Mikel’s assistants… Rohr shuns Balogun, picks 3 other
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Edo State’s security turnaround
The scourge of insecurity
From June 12, APC will soon move to the next level, June 13!
Many conspiracies against Lagos boatmen
Amoebic liver abscess
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Kogi monarchs meet Buhari, demand finance minister post
Modern market inferno: Ortom promises affected traders N50m
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A family of police officers
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Imo now ready for business
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By 2023, Buhari’s critics will see reason to sing his praises –Adesina

Leadership

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Borno Gov. Appoints SSG, COS, OthersPresident Buhari’s Assent To Poly Act Bill, A Laudable Achievement –
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The Guardian

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Africa’s golden generation
Tribute to Kudirat Abiola, heroine of Nigeria’s democracy
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Experts urge early detection of dyslexia in children
Understanding appendicitis

Vanguard

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Why CBN Must Conduct Regular Stress Tests On Banks
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NUJ To Commence Verification Of Members In South East
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Ex-Ogun Commissioner Tasks FG On Food Self-Sufficiency
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SYNLAB Brings Genetic Testing, Preventive Healthcare To Lagos
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Breaking: Kidnappers free ex-Health Minister’s son
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Buhari orders security agencies to end Taraba violence
FG begins clampdown on illegal cooking gas dealers
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PDP, Ashiru beg tribunal for adjournment to tackle stress
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Nigeria to use concessionary long-term loans to finance 2019 budget —DMO
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Export cargo revenue at Apapa, Tin-can rises by 35.5%
Delphi school emerges winner in inter debate
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Daily Independent

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Why you must not drink while pregnant

Why you must never drink while pregnant
By Chukwuma Muanya

*Alcohol blocks blood vessel growth in placenta even at conception
Babies whose mothers drank alcohol during their pregnancies – even as early as at conception – are at greater risk of being born with low birth weights, a new study suggests.
The new research, from scientists in at the University of Oxford and the University of Queensland found that alcohol blocks the development of all-important blood vessels in the placenta in rats. And these effects become apparent from the very earliest stages of pregnancy.

They also discovered that the female animals were much more dramatically affected by alcohol exposure, which was linked to 17 percent lower birth weights and 32 percent less blood vessel development in the placenta. A developing fetus is sensitive to every change in the mother’s body, and vital statistics like birth weight can have lifelong consequences.

Babies are considered to have a low birth weight if they are under eight lbs and five ounces. Being small at birth puts a child at greater risk of breathing disorders, brain bleeds, heart defects, eye diseases, infection and an under-developed liver early in life.

As they grow into adolescence and adulthood, these children are more likely to develop life-threatening conditions like diabetes, heart disease and high blood pressure.

They are also at higher risk of obesity and intellectual disabilities. Among the most common causes of low birth weight – aside from premature birth – is fetal growth restriction (FGR).

FGR simply means that a developing fetus doesn’t gain enough weight in the womb. Genetic factors – like parental size – can keep the baby from gaining this weight, but so can lifestyle factors, like drinking, smoking and using drugs. The United States Centers for Disease Control and Prevention urges that there is no safe amount of alcohol to drink at any time during pregnancy – including before a woman knows she is pregnant.

While the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists (ACOG) echoes this advice, it also reassures women that ‘serious harm from this kind of [alcohol] use is unlikely.

“The important thing is not to drink any alcohol for the rest of the pregnancy.” But the new study, published in the journal Development, suggests that there may be risks to even the earliest sips of wine, beer or booze. Scientists at the University of Queensland and the University of Oxford studied female rats beginning four days before their eggs were fertilized.

They continued to monitor the animals and the development of their embryos until after the babies were born, and considered ‘early pregnancy’ to span to four days after fertilization.

Even alcohol exposure in these earliest days of the animals’ pregnancies had clear and damaging effects on their fetuses. In the earliest days of pregnancy, the placenta is developing around the foetus.

Proper development of the organ and its vasculature is critical to the fetus because this system of blood vessels will deliver nutrients and oxygen from mother to baby.

But in the rats, the scientists saw that even alcohol exposure in the earliest days of pregnancy cut the growth of blood vessels in the placenta.

For unclear reasons, the effects of this shortcoming were felt much more by female fetuses, whose placentas showed a 32 percent reduction in blood vessel growth, and whose birth weights were an average of 17 percent lower.

“This has implications for human health by helping to explain, in part, why babies exposed to alcohol in the womb are often born small,” said study co-author Dr Jacinta Kalisch-Smith, a placental researcher at the University of Oxford.

Source: The Guardian

Six things June 12 taught me

Six things June 12 taught me

By Simon Kolawole

Where were you on June 12, 1993? I was in Ilorin, Kwara state, enjoying the weekend with my cousins. I could not vote because I registered in Lagos. If I had voted, I would have thumb-printed the space for the Social Democratic Party (SDP) whose presidential flag bearer was Chief MKO Abiola. I had been rooting for Alhaji Bashir Tofa, the candidate of the National Republican Convention (NRC). But after watching the televised presidential debate and having an argument debate with my dear friend, Mallam Lanre Issa-Onilu (now APC national publicity secretary), I was finally persuaded to vote for Abiola, although I eventually disenfranchised myself.

I learnt a dozen lessons from the June 12 debacle. First, northerners were unfairly vilified in the political crisis that engulfed the nation after the annulment. The narrative was that they did not want Abiola to become president. There was a conspiracy theory that the north wanted to hold on to power by all means. However, the election results did not support this claim. Abiola won nine out of the 16 states in the north while Tofa won only seven. The romantic part of the story was that Abiola defeated Tofa in his home state, Kano, and even in his ward. I do not want to believe it was the Yoruba or southerners in the north that did the magic. That would be a disingenuous claim.

To be sure, I accepted the conspiracy theory then. The north, I mean the “core north”, had so dominated the political landscape that resentment had built up considerably in the south against the “northern oligarchy”. So it was easy to read the annulment as a northern agenda. If you ask my opinion today, I would say there was no conspiracy. I would say the military guys just did not want to let go of power. That is the benefit of hindsight. After all, the previously cancelled primaries had three northerners in the lead: Gen. Shehu Musa Yar’Adua having pocketed the SDP ticket and Alhaji Umaru Shinkafi and Mallam Adamu Ciroma about to face a run-off for the NRC ticket.

The second lesson is that Igbo and Yoruba are not irreconcilable political enemies. Historically, the two dominant southern ethnic groups had appeared to be political rivals fiercely at war with each other — always going in opposite directions in the struggle for supremacy in the Nigerian power game. However, despite the SDP fielding a Muslim-Muslim ticket that held virtually no attraction to the Igbo, they still voted massively for Abiola, a Yoruba. There were four Igbo states then. Although Tofa won in Enugu, Imo and Abia and Abiola won only in Anambra, the total scores provided better evidence: 790,371 to Tofa, 739,748 to Abiola. A mere difference of 50,623 votes!

I believe Yoruba still owe Ndigbo one. You would appreciate these figures better if you realised that there was an Igbo on the NRC ticket: Dr Sylvester Ugoh was Tofa’s running mate. Abiola getting 48 percent in the south-east was definitely not an ordinary gesture. Dim Chukwuemeka Ojukwu had angrily left SDP for NRC after the Muslim-Muslim ticket was announced, arguing that SDP had marginalised the Igbo — even though Abiola was always going to pick a northerner as his vice-presidential candidate. Informed that Abiola would appoint an Igbo as secretary to the government of the federation (SGF), Ojukwu famously quipped: “That’s a glorified tea boy!”

The third lesson is that the Nigerian political class can be petty. NRC behaved badly after losing the election. Rather than join forces with the SDP to defend our democracy and confront the military which was the mortal enemy, it became a matter of “if I don’t have it, then nobody else should”. NRC backed out of the fight very easily. To make matters worse, SDP members who had been unhappy that Abiola got the party’s presidential ticket in the first place were very eager to negotiate away the mandate. SDP leaders were soon engaged in meetings with the military to set up an interim government to “save Nigeria from the precipice”. You won the election, guys!

The fourth lesson is that anyone can become a symbol of resistance no matter their past. Abiola was an establishment person, one who wined and dined with the powers that be, starting with the military government of Gen Murtala Muhammed in 1975. He was a known friend of Gen Ibrahim Babangida. If anyone was expected to accept the annulment of June 12 quietly, enter his car and go back to his house, it was Abiola. I am sure Babangida and his team were dumbfounded that Abiola led the rebellion against what was supposed to be a routine cancellation of elections. I honestly did not expect the resistance from Abiola, much less that he would go to his grave fighting.

What this seems to tell me about Nigeria is that the much-expected turnaround may come from unexpected quarters. I am not saying I saw any vision, but the usual suspects may not lead the ethical and political revolution that will unleash the potential of this country. Nigeria is too blessed to be crawling on its chest. How can we have all these resources — human and material — and be stuck in the cesspool of poverty, disease, unemployment and corruption? But the change leader may turn out to be the least expected person, one whom we despise or treat with suspicion. Abiola was an unlikely symbol of resistance. He did not look the part but he played the part.

The fifth lesson is that Nigerians have short memory. Many of those parading themselves today as heroes of democracy were actually in bed with the miscreants who annulled June 12. They fought vigorously to make sure the annulment was not reversed. They said and did despicable things for political gain and filthy lucre. But nobody remembers again. They now grandstand and lecture us on democracy and the resistance to military rule. If you want to have a list of these villains-turned-heroes, please get a copy of Olusegun Adeniyi’s “The Last 100 Days of Abacha”. You will marvel at the conduct of the sycophants who have become latter-day saints of the democratic order.

Finally, this may be minor but it is not irrelevant: I also learnt that presidential debate is a good thing. Actually, if Babangida had not annulled the presidential election, he would have bowed out a hero after a lot of missteps in his eight years as president of Nigeria. He had tried to create a new political order after performing many experiments, including banning and unbanning “old breed” politicians and creating, controversially, two parties based on competing ideologies and manifestoes. Watching the two presidential candidates debate was something completely new to me as a Nigerian and it really helped me weigh my options before making up my mind.

Unfortunately, debates have become a joke in Nigeria. Rather than make progress and build on what we experienced in 1993, we have gone terribly backwards on many counts. Studies have shown that if you want to win the presidential election in Nigeria, you must not participate in TV debate. Okay, that is a joke, but all the presidents we have produced since 1999 never participated in debates. In 1999, Chief Olusegun Obasanjo stood Chief Olu Falae up at the Hilton Hotel in Abuja on the night of the debate. Eventually, Falae had to do it alone. I remember him saying “I don’t find it funny debating with myself” — or something like that — when the programme started.

In 2003, Obasanjo was absent again, even though Gen Muhammadu Buhari and Prof Pat Utomi were waiting for him. In 2007, Alhaji Umaru Musa Yar’Adua did not feature. No reasons were given, although we knew Yar’Adua to be articulate and capable of taking on his rivals. He did not prove it. In 2011, President Goodluck Jonathan avoided the company of Buhari, Mallam Nuhu Ribadu and Mallam Ibrahim Shekarau, and chose to debate with himself. In 2015, he spoiled for a debate with Buhari, but Buhari’s handlers advised him to keep clear. This year again, Buhari avoided debating Alhaji Atiku Abubakar. Debate dodgers always win presidential polls in Nigeria.

We need a culture of debate. I would be the first to say that to debate is one thing and to govern is another, but I would add that avoiding debates does not guarantee good governance either. I won’t even say debates determine the outcome of elections. I think most people’s minds are made up irrespective of the pedigrees and eloquence of the presidential candidates, but my point is: what do we stand to lose if we hear them debate their ideas and policies in a room? It is a feature of democratic culture we need to imbibe. It certainly swung me in Abiola’s direction in 1993. Overall, I have some good memories from the June 12 debacle, although the pains were devastating.

AND FOUR OTHER THINGS…
HONORING MKO

I’m quite happy that President Buhari has followed through on his national recognition of Chief MKO Abiola, winner of the June 12, 1993 presidential election, by making June 12 our Democracy Day and naming the national stadium in Abuja after him. Former President Obasanjo must be livid. For eight years, we begged him to celebrate Abiola but he refused. Yet if Abiola had accepted the annulment of June 12, there would never have been an Obasanjo presidency. He died and Obasanjo became the chief beneficiary. And here is Buhari naming a stadium built by Obasanjo after Abiola! At least, nobody can say Buhari is looking for south-west votes again. Lovely.

CORRUPTION AND POVERTY

One interesting debate we have been having in Nigeria since 2015 is: is our problem corruption or the economy? Many think President Buhari has prioritised fighting corruption above the economy; Mr. Peter Obi, PDP vice-presidential candidate, even said anti-corruption is not an economic policy. Others have argued that without fighting corruption, the economy cannot grow and poverty will worsen. President Paul Kagame of Rwanda has weighed in, pointing out to African leaders that it is not enough to fight corruption – they have to create wealth to fight poverty. Let’s hope President Buhari got the memo. Shared economic prosperity can actually help the anti-corruption war. Deep.

CLEAN SWEEP

Now that the leadership of the All Progressives Congress (APC) has succeeded in installing its preferred candidates as leaders of the national assembly, Nigerians have a right to expect a smoother working relationship between the legislature and the executive — especially for the quick passage of budget. However, a part of me does not believe this is our problem. PDP installed most of its preferred candidates for the 16 years it was in power but that did not make much difference. In fact, the PDP became an opposition to itself. We can only hope that something will change this time around and that Nigerians will indeed see the benefits in form of good governance. Waiting…

MYTH BUSTER

I recently got a WhatsApp broadcast that tried to recreate the murder of foremost journalist, Mr Dele Giwa, via a parcel bomb in 1986. It said the bomb was delivered to Giwa’s son, Billy, by Major Buba Marwa, accompanied by Major Tunde Ogbeha. It said they came in a Peugeot car which they burnt thereafter, and Gen Babangida made Marwa governor of Lagos and “pumped” money into the state. All credible accounts said the bomb carrier used a motorcycle. And why has Billy Giwa not identified Marwa as the courier in 33 years? Meanwhile, Babangida left power in 1993 and Marwa became military administrator in 1996. How did Babangida pump money into Lagos? Phoney.

Credit: TheCable

WAEC: Why you must guard your certificates well

WAEC: Why you must guard your certificates well

By Agency report |

The West African Examinations Council, WAEC, on Sunday, advised people in possession of its certificates to guard them well, saying it will not re-issue on account of misplacement, fire, flood or theft.

The council’s Head of National Office, Mr Olu Adenipekun, gave the advice in an interview with the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) in Lagos.

Adenipekun said the advice was necessary as lots of people have been approaching the council at various times for a re-issue of the lost certificates.

“Let me make it clear that in the real sense of it, our certificates are issued only once, irrespective of who is involved or the circumstance that led to the misplacement, and that remains the truth of the matter.

“We do not issue our West African Senior School Certificates Examination (WASSCE) twice.

“But, if we have such cases of theft, fire, flood and others, as it concerns these certificates, yes, in reaction to our operational environment, we can consider the issuance of an ‘attestation certificate.

“About five years ago, the council, that is, the highest governing body met and took a decision on this, stressing that there is no test body that issues two of its certificates to a single candidate in one examination.

“But, if a candidate should experience such losses through fire, flood or theft and can provide all the necessary proofs required to that effect, that will show such things actually happened to his or her certificate, there are certain steps such candidates are expected to take before approaching the council for further action,” he said.

The WAEC chief explained that after all such processes had been satisfactorily concluded then, the council would consider the issuance of “Attestation Certificate”.

“It is this certificate that we give out, and not re-issuance of another certificate.

“This is what we have been doing for the past five years now.

“We have many Nigerians who have benefitted from this, because it is like a replacement of the real certificate.

“These people who have benefitted from this come from all the stratum of the society,” Adenipekun said. (NAN)

UNILAG, Ekene and UTME

UNILAG, Ekene and UTME

By Chimdi Maduagwu

The University of Lagos is not unaware of the present press and public views on the yet to commence admission and registration exercises into the university for the 2019/2020 academic session.
It is true that the Joint Admissions and Matriculation Board (JAMB) has conducted and released results of the Unified Tertiary Matriculation Examination (UTME), which to some people kicks off the process of admission into tertiary institutions; however, the universities are not yet in the picture.

University of Lagos has just been dragged in due to either lack of information or insufficient information. The Guardian Opinion of May 19, 2019 presented some disturbing matters about the admission and registration processes.

In what appeared partly like a plea and partly like a command, “UNILAG, admit UTME highest scorer,” The Guardian Newspaper opinion presented what it referred first as “insinuations” but later as truth, that UNILAG will not offer a place to Ekene Franklin, who purportedly came out with the highest score of 347 of 400 in the last UTME.

The reason, according to the opinion is age – his age is 15 years and that happens to be below matriculation age.

University of Lagos would have been in a very good position to give information to the general public on the matter, if it was clearly stated, rather than insinuated; if JAMB had forwarded Ekene Franklin’s scores and other particulars to the University and if the University had confirmed information about the candidate’s age.

Ordinarily, there will be no need for a reaction like this, but because of the long standing cordial relationship between the University of Lagos and the Press – The Guardian, included – it is necessary to advance some contraries, on the side of the truth, to the press opinion.

The insinuation that a 15 year old candidate is inadmissible is not unfounded. However, it will be unfortunate to use the laws, rules, regulations, norms of an institution, which have stood the test of time as instruments of blackmail against the institution. This is what The Guardian Newspaper appears to be doing. Criteria for admission and registration into courses of study at the University of Lagos, the University of First Choice and the nation’s pride, are clearly stated for all prospective candidates to note.

Here are the five admission requirements in UNILAG
1. Admission into FULL-TIME undergraduate programmes is ONLY through Unified Tertiary Matriculation Examination (UTME) and Direct Entry (DE).

2. Candidates must obtain a minimum of 200 points in Unified Tertiary Matriculation Examination (UTME) and Candidate’s details must have been forwarded to University of Lagos by Joint Admissions and Matriculation Board (JAMB).

3. Candidate must possess five (5) credits in O/Level or its equivalent as required by the Department of interest.

4. Candidate must sit for the University POST-UTME Screening and must obtain the required minimum score.

5. Candidate must have reached the AGE of sixteen (16) by the 31st day of October in the year of admission.

These requirements have never been subjected to challenges and pleas. The Institution is impersonal and may not change abruptly when put under emotional threats or blackmail. Decisions are end results of long procedural consideration of various panels, committees and either the senate or the governing council.

While it is natural to be sympathetic with the situation of Ekene Franklin, it will be strange if both Ekene Franklin and his parents/guardians will claim that they are unaware of the regulations governing admission and registration of candidates, not only into University of Lagos, but to Universities in Nigeria.

We suppose, the candidate in question would have chosen a course of study, and also consciously answered questions in subjects that are relevant and thus prescribed as prerequisites for admission into his choice. There is no doubt that the candidate is very intelligent and so would have observed all the other instructions given. If this be the case, the instruction governing matriculation age should not be ignored.

On a general note, there ought to be no problems with a national daily like the Guardian making her views on a possible rejection of the brilliant candidate by the “laws” of the institution known to the public, but resorting to statements which bother on insult, slander and defamation is unexpected of the revered newspaper.

The Guardian Newspaper is known and respected as a Broadsheet, which usually would stand out amongst mere Tabloids. We expect that it should strive to maintain its highly esteemed position through well thought out and objective positions on matters.

Matters of tertiary institutional admission are quite delicate in the country given Nigeria’s interest in education and manpower development. Parents as well as their wards are particularly eager to secure positions in the institutions and that makes it highly competitive.

For this reason, parents/guardians encourage their wards to test themselves at examinations ahead of time. They are well aware that sometimes, their wards may not be fully qualified for admission into institutions they seek to get into, should they succeed. For some, it is just for the candidates to gain some experience. But when the stage is upset and the casual candidates perform far above expectations, then a seemingly unmanageable case, like the one in hand evolves.

The Guardian should note that this is not the first time, and perhaps not going to be the last time for such a case.

For instance, in the early 1990s, the highest score in the then JAMB (now UTME) examination was one Chidi Ugonna, aged 15. Chidi Ugonna’s father was Prof Nnabuenyi Ugonna, (deceased) of the Department of Linguistics and African Studies, and his mother was the Deputy Librarian, all of the University of Lagos, which is also the candidate’s choice of institution.

The summary of the story is that Chidi Ugonna, by the standing regulation, forfeited the high score. So each time an under aged performs well, the tendency is for the public to agitate for either a waiver of the matriculation age restrictions or its total cancellation.

Equally, just 2018, the candidate who had the best result in the West African Examinations Council (Senior Secondary Examinations), Okorogheye David and who again scored 332 of 400 in the UTME, was under aged at the time of admission. For as long as parents and candidates will keep giving a trial to examinations, against the strict regulations, cases like this will continue.

The Guardian alleged that Unilag will be killing talent if she fails to renege and take whiz kid Ekene Franklin, but the Newspaper does not realize that the University is a highly disciplined institution, where structure and order prevail.

The system operated in this part of the world is not exactly like those in other parts of the world that The Guardian falls back on for its comparison.

For instance, here does not permit individual institutional recruitment of students and also does not give room for students to register for courses without being enrolled for a degree. Ours is thus different from other examples presented by The Guardian, where course registration is somehow more liberal and where autonomy is absolute and practical.

Nevertheless, it is unfair to associate Unilag with retrogression because it has kept to its statutes. May be it could help if at this point mention is made of the School of Foundation at the University of Lagos, which offers a preliminary course at the end of which candidates will be qualified for a direct entry admission into degree courses in the University. Very young candidates, like Ekene Franklin can explore such an opportunity because there is no age restriction since it is a pre-matriculation course.

Finally the great newspaper should be more careful so as to avoid being accused of ignorance because it has not taken consideration of a number of attendant facts to the story it carried on May 19, 2019.

Maduagwu is a Professor of English, University of Lagos

Credit: The Guardian