News Headlines Nov 15, 2018. Headlines From Nigeria’s Major Newspapers

News Headlines Nov 15, 2018. Headlines From Nigeria’s Major Newspapers

Compiled by Demola Adefajo

The Punch
Govs to Labour: Expect sacking if we must pay N30,000 minimum wage
APC primaries: Anti-Oshiomhole protesters storm ICPC
ICPC to arraign dismissed OAU sex-for-mark professor
Senate alleges fresh $1.15bn illegal withdrawals from NLNG accounts
Ezekwesili and new generation presidential hopefuls
Family accuses Lagos hospital of causing asthmatic patient’s death
Hijab controversy: UI school board retains dress code
Tipper driver crushes motorcyclist to death in Lagos
Motorists, residents lament bad state of Ikorodu roads
Police intercept bombs, arrest suspects in Imo
Emmanuel presents N670.72bn budget
Retired admiral forfeits N510m to EFCC
Alkali’s killing: Suspect not our member, surveyors tell police, army
Delta approves N300m for students, others
ASUU tackles Fayemi over prof salary claim
APC distracting attention from Osinbajo indictment – Atiku
Fire razes 22 shops, machines in Anambra
Family accuses Lagos hospital of causing asthmatic patient’s death
Police intercept bombs, arrest suspects in Imo
Police arraign suspected cult members
Two injured as policemen, hoodlums clash in Osogbo
Mother on trial for hiding child in car trunk for two years
Woman whose fiance died in Lion Air crash takes wedding photos alone
PDP is a damaged product, spreading fake news – APC
Hope Party sues INEC, APC over TraderMoni Scheme
Emerging as Imo APC gov candidate fueled rumour of my alleged arrest —Uzodinma
Sokoto Assembly accepts Deputy Gov’s resignation
We’ll probe Oshiomhole, ICPC tells anti-APC chairman protesters
Treatment of Rohingya ‘without excuse’, Pence bashes Myanmar’s Suu Kyi
Be unbiased during 2019 election, Bode George tasks INEC
Ahmed flays posting of DPOs days to by-election
Mobile money: CBN requests N5bn capital investment from telcos
Radix Pension grew RSAs by 450%
Financial statements: NSE fines four firms N127.2m
Important factors for sustaining entrepreneurship
NCAA, NASENI plan local manufacturing of helicopters
‘Nigeria scared of South Africa’
PSG face fresh financial allegations
MultiChoice unveils sports package for festive period
Stakeholders lament Falcons’ neglect as Eagles get Okowa boost
NBBF league: Winners emerge despite protests
Special Olympics Nigeria celebrates partners
TV personality, Bonang Matheba, charged with tax fraud
VIDEO: Prince Charles celebrates 70th birthday
Editoria: New wage bill spells fiscal peril
Ezekwesili and new generation presidential hopefuls
2019: How will the church vote?
ASUU and the new minimum wage
Implications of wage increase

President Buhari Returns to Abuja
2019: Igbo Leaders Endorse Atiku/Obi PDP ticket
Again,House of Representatives Adjourns over Faulty Public Address System
Samsung Launches QLED TV 2018 Edition for Nigerian Market
All Eyes on Teleology
Fluterwave Set to Enhance Instant Payment Transaction with Rave Solution
Borno, Yobe IDPs Get Support
UN Keeps Taps on Rights Records in Nigeria, 12 Others
Engaging Children in the Noodles Market
Ambode, Others for BJAN Conference
Caritas Hosts Leadership Roundtable
The Importance of Delta Ports to Nigeria’s Development
‘Despite 9M Pregnant Nigerian Women, Only 2.4M Gets HIV Testing’
Commitment to Resolve Incessant ASUU Strike Actions
Provide Strong Legislation on Occupational Health, SOEHPON Tells FG
‘Megacorp Will Address Medical Equipment Gap in Nigeria’
Nigerians Yet to Tap into €400M Pest Control Industry, Says Expert
WARIF Goes Digital to Combat Sexual Violence, Rape
‘I Will Push for Restructuring of Nigeria’
‘SDP Has Always Been the Issue in Nigerian Politics’
‘We Will Apply Taxes Prudently to Solve Lagos Problems
Enugu Communities Endorse Ugwuanyi’s Reelection Bid
Secondus Accuses INEC of Designing Special Card Reader, Result Sheets for APC
NDIC Assures Customers of Failed MFBs, PMBs 100% Coverage
Borno, Yobe IDPs Get Support
Ticket on Rohr’s Mind as Eagles Depart for Jo’burg
SAFA Engages Hip-hop Star to Woo Fans for S’Africa, Nigeria Clash
Rotary, Steady Run to Use Garden City Marathon to Fight Polio
Falcons Land in Ghana for AWCON 2018
Nigeria’s U-23 Team Begins Olympic Qualifier with Libya
Ranieri Replaces Sacked Jokanovic at Fulham
Rainoil Tennis: Atseye, Madueke Reach Doubles Quarter-final
Falode to Speak at SWAG, AIPS Seminar in Ghana
Nigerians Yet to Tap into €400M Pest Control Industry, Says Expert
WARIF Goes Digital to Combat Sexual Violence, Rape
8 Year Old Urgently Needs N560,000 for Treatment of Brain Disorder
Financial Contributions in Homes Boost Health for Women, Says AWEP Boss
Nigerian Physiotherapist Offers Free Virtual On-call Service
The Importance of Delta Ports to Nigeria’s Development

The Sun

1,110 dead as cholera ravages 29 states
Ogoni clean-up commences in 2 weeks – FG
Governors meet over minimum wage, others
Consistent implementation of energy policy key to steady electricity – Barth Nnaji
Minimum wage: States’ll go bankrupt if we pay N30,000 – Govs
ICPC to probe Oshiomhole
South East leaders endorse Atiku/Obi ticket
Sanitation: FG moves to reinstate local environmental officers
Mrs Buhari reaffirms commitment to reduce maternal, infant mortality
Sen. Uzodinma denies arrest, vows to remain focused on governorship race
2019: We will vote for individuals not political parties, Enugu West indigene
Ahead 2019 elections: PDP Ghana Chapter endorses Atiku/Obi ticket
PDP must unmask name-substituting cartel in Abuja –Obanoyen
Appoint Tinubu chair of APC presidential campaign council –Razak
FMBN recovers N5.4bn bad debts
Promos: Lottery commission seals Nigerian Breweries offices
FG to auction N115 billion bonds on Nov. 21
Solid minerals account for N87.61bn in 2016 GDP –NEITI
Mikel Agu makes Portugal Team of Week
AFCON 2019: CAF inspectors on fourth mission to Cameroon
Fans to shun Bafana, Eagles’ match
Man U offers Sanchez to Real
Tyson Fury labelled ‘barbarian’
Makaringe: Nothing to fear against Nigeria
Hafix, Sada win Mutual Benefits National Badminton Championship opener
Barton urges FA to change ‘hard line’ betting rules after Sturridge charge
Man United player Fellaini get fans talking with new look ahead of birthday
Rohr plans for high altitude match
Ade Bakare marks 25 years as designer
African Economic Merit Awards unveils nominees
I can’t love another woman for now – Baddy Oosha
Jos ready for tourism
57 cheers to transformation agent
The songs from the birds and the dance from the trees
Tukur Buratai on the throes of history!
Our hearths are burning for Imo
Abrogation of Dasuki’s rights
Unveiling the Atiku persona
Difficulty in passing down the culture in a foreign land
Security agents and 2019 election
Opportunities of China’s open market
Nigerians must pray for 2019 elections – Bishop Ezedebego
N500m goods burnt in live cable, trailer’s collision in Kebbi
NECO changes date for Nov/Dec exam
Insecurity: Plateau community petitions Lalong, alleges assault
Israeli govt in turmoil as defence minister quits after Gaza ceasefire
UK PM defends Brexit deal before critical allies, cabinet
Tackling varsities’ funding challenge


Rigging Allegations Set APC, PDP On Warpath
N30, 000 New Minimum Wage Not Practicable – Govs
CBN Refunds N73bn To Bank Customers
NECO Postpones November / December Examination Date
2019: Sanga Elders, Women Back el-Rufai/Balarabe Guber Ticket
Imo Diasporas Back Uzodinma, Hail Oshiomhole
Anambra Community To Bury Monarch, Wife Same Day
PMB Will Get 80% Votes In Rivers – BCO
Defection: Court Declares Lawmaker’s Seat Vacant In A/Ibom
FG Commissions Earthquake Monitoring Centre
Atiku Support Group Appoints Okiro As BoT Chairman
Crisis Rocking UI School Over Hijab Deepens
ASUU Chides Fayemi Over Comment On Salaries
Gov Bindow To Declare VC’s Seat Vacant
‘Why Sokoto Deputy Governor Resigned’
Naira Gains 50 Kobo Against Dollar At Parallel Market
Nnamdi Azikiwe Int’l Airport Records 3.36m Passengers In 9 Months
SON Releases New Standards For Beans Planting
Kwara By-election: Belgore Rallies Supporters For APC Candidate
AFCON Qualifiers: Gov Okowa Promises Super Eagles $25,000 Per Goal
Eko Atlantic Disapproves Davido’s Concert
EDITORIAL: Sexual Abuse And The Child’s Rights Act
FG Commissions Earthquake Monitoring Centre
Foundation Holds Summit On Cancer Data
Adamawa Assembly Approves N5bn Loan For LGs’ Salaries
Offa Bank Robbery: 5 Suspects Arraigned In Court
Al-Makura To Celebrate 66th Birthday With Disable Today

The Guardian

Nigeria’s cash-strapped statistics office can’t provide data
‘Rejig health institutions to stem medical tourism’, says Senate
Occupational therapists seek interventions as Nigeria records 9.9m work-related deaths
Residents flee Rivers community after cultists behead two
Lagos vegetable farmers laud FG, promise better yield
Afolayan apologises to Buhari, Ambode over rants as others share experiences
Young professionals float campaign funding initiative
Sex-for-marks Scandal: ICPC to arraign ex OAU Professor
Christian ex-warlords reconcile in Lebanon
United States boss happy with farewell for ‘fantastic’ Rooney
Coup-plagued Fiji goes to the polls
Ranieri to the rescue as Fulham sack Jokanovic
Rooney excited to see what ‘fearless’ England are capable of
Zlatan’s Galaxy debut strike voted MLS Goal of the Year
Real confirm Solari as coach until 2021
INEC moves to stem vote-buying, selling
Accountability, governance style defining campaigns in Gombe
In Delta State, 2019 fever gets hotter for NASS contenders
Editorial: The Senate and excess ATM charge
It still takes a village
MTN shares rise by 2.6% on possible resolution of $10b demand
ngNOG urges realignment of Nigeria’s ICT for rapid development
Lai Mohammed and others feeding off El-Zakzaky
Hope in our democratic future
Elections 2019: Factors and projections
Stakeholders proffer solutions to mental health challenges
IPAN seeks policies to boost research, development
Improving autism management in Nigeria
Boosting nutrition, beauty with Omnilife supplements


WHO Cautions Against Misuse Of Antibiotics
Court Jails 2 NAHCO Staff For Dealing In Hard Drug
Sex-For-Marks Scandal: Ex-OAU Professor To Be Docked, Seeks Plea Bargain
Entrepreneurship Key To Unlocking Africa’s Economic Devt — Tony Elumelu
Accord Party Gov Candidate Promises Kwara Workers N30,000 Minimum Wage
Nigeria Is Stuck On A Treadmill – Going Nowhere Fast
Only Lagos Can Afford N30,000 Minimum Wage — Govs
When Prince Charles Came Visiting
Urhobo In Lagos Restate Commitment To Peace
Nigeria Maintenance, Reliability Confab Holds Today
Buhari, Atiku, Saraki Throw Darts Over Oshiomhole
No Money For Unemployment Report – Statistician-General
Tambuwal’s Deputy, Ahmad Aliyu, Resigns
Why Wuraola Ojo Golf Tourney Can’t Be Made All Professionals — Adekunle Adeojo
Crisis Brews Over Amapetu Succession In Ondo
Man Jailed 3 Months For Stealing From Policeman
Atseye, Madueke Zoom Into Rainoil Tennis Q/Finals
Manufacturing sector report: PMI, BCI data portend mixed fortunes for real sector
Forget House C’ttee report, we distributed the rice – NEMA
You can trust me, Mr Peter Obi to fix our economy , says Atiku
Ndigbo settle for Atiku/Obi ticket
Breaking : Anti-Oshiomhole protesters storm ICPC, demand probe of APC Chairman
How NEMA wasted N414 m rice donated by China for IDPs – Dogara
Biafra: Court threatens to order Abaribe, others arrest, try Kanu in absentia
INEC designing special card reader, result sheets for APC – Secondus
Just in: Hope Party drags INEC, APC to court over “tradermoni” scheme
While PDP ups its game as a crybaby, Buhari’s govt busy building a new Nigeria, says APC
Hazard speaks on Chelsea future
Chukwu backs Eagles to silence Bafana Bafana
Akusho: I’m happy winning Lagos Women Run in my first attempt
Must we condone men’s fickleness?
I don’t think our marriage will last
The notion that we declined your request is false, Eko Atlantic City tells Davido
I am ready to share 2face with you, Toke Makinwa tells Annie Idibia
Afolayan tenders apology for slamming Buhari, Ambode; states why he ranted
California wildfires hit Hollywood celebrities, too
I can beat Eminem, JTEAZ boasts
Entrepreneurship key to unlocking Africa’s economic devt — Tony Elumelu
Alleged N110m fraud: Court remands 2 business men in Kuje prison
UNILAG unveils Institute of Nigeria-China Development Studies
LAWRENCE WILBERT: For the love of Unity Schools

The Nation

Governors: states can’t pay N30,000 minimum wage
Dasuki, Diezani, Shema, Fayose houses top list of seized assets
2019: Nwabueze leads campaign for Atiku
Nigeria raises $2.86b Eurobonds to fund capital expenditure
Abaribe, two others to forfeit N100m each over IPOB chief Kanu’s bail
DPP to Offa robbery suspects: you have case to answer
Sex-for-marks: ICPC to arraign ex-OAU don on Monday
Our economy must be fixed, says Atiku
Uzodinma to ‘remain focused on governorship race’
He jumped bail, says panel
Making global money transfer services cheaper, seamless
Senate uncovers fresh $1.151bn withdrawal from NLNG fund
Fellaini get fans talking with new look ahead of birthday
Hope Party drags INEC, APC to court over “tradermoni” scheme
NiMet predicts cloudy, sunny weather for Thursday
IBB varsity mourns as ‘people’s VC’ dies
Why legacy matters
McPherson varsity gets NUC permanent operation licence
Igbinedion Varsity leads alliance for review of education in Africa
Fees’ hike row at UNILORIN, LAUTECH
One Young World: Retelling Africa’s future
Church trains young professionals at boot camp
Ondo South race: My detractors will fail, says Omogunwa
‘US, Iran feud may boost Nigeria’s forex earnings
NNPC eyes over 14% market share of downstream oil sector
Trains 7&8 will cost over $9.4b
Dad of dead kids moved to Panti CID
LASEMA stages awareness campaigns
Itire-Ikate LCDA replicates Fed Govt’s Tradermoni
Group distributes food to widows, others
Breaking the ASUU strike logjam


Minimum wage: Govs worried over proposed N30,000, to meet Buhari Fayose turns 58, dedicates birthday to ‘freeing Nigerians from servitude under APC’
Strike: FG opens talks with ASUU
Nigeria needs 155,000 additional doctors to achieve Universal health coverage – Don
Buhari, Saraki, Tinubu, Sultan, Alaafin, others storm Ibadan Sunday
S*x-for-marks scandal: Ex-OAU Professor set to be docked by ICPC
Ogoni clean up set to begin as FG gets $180m for oil companies
Traditional ruler in police net over alleged N15.5m land fraud
Fake travel agent in court over alleged N265,000 visa fraud
Mild drama in court as woman makes u-turn on divorce, begs for mercy
JUSUN disrupts court sitting in Lafia
How businesses thrive in challenging economic conditions ― Julian Osula
Reducing cost of governance will tackle revenue to debt ratio, says don
NDE begins training of 1,150 youths on vocational skills in Jigawa
35% of children die from pneumonia due to lack of oxygen —Expert
Palm oil as an antidote to poison is a myth —Expert
Radiographers told to be precise, compassionate
EDITORIAL: Ibrahim Umar’s sale of son for N15 million
Of labour and need for more creativity in negotiation
For the attention of the Oyo State Ministry of Works

Daily Trust

Nigerian polytechnics urged to rise up to tech needs
FCT fire service to introduce safety club in schools
Primaries: FCT APC reconciliation c’ttee meets aggrieved aspirants
Gwagwalada residents decry electricity billing
FCT healthcare board, HP+ partner on poor communities
Made-in-Nigeria helicopters get boost as NASENI, NCAA forge partnership
B/Haram: 54,911 widowed, 52,311 orphaned in Borno — Shettima
ICPC to investigate Oshiomhole over corruption allegation
ASUU blasts Fayemi over professors’ salary’s claim
31 injured as Yobe students clash
Senate to engage Executive on non-release of PCNI’s N45bn budget
Strike: ASUU resumes talks with FG today
Biafra: Court orders forfeiture of N300m bonds over Kanu’s absence
Oshiomhole should quit politics — Saraki
PDP a prodigal party — APC
INEC promises more voting points during elections
Lawal: President Cup will offer pros fresh opportunity
FCT golf chair pledges to revamp sport
Daily Trust President Buhari Golf Cup excites Emir of Dutse
Investors to sink $73.08bn in 65 projects in FCT, 18 states – NIPC
Afreximbank launches $15m preparation facility for African projects
‘185,000 applicants to access CBN’s AGSMEIS loans’
FCT fire service to introduce safety club in schools
Primaries: FCT APC reconciliation c’ttee meets aggrieved aspirants
Gwagwalada residents decry electricity billing
Alleged Buhari double and the spirit of public inquiry
Kaduna Electric’s IT initiatives in Power Distribution
A wake-up call on Abuja earth tremors
Campaign vehicles’ immunity and question of internal security
Iran executes 2 men accused of economic crimes
UN says 33m people are food insecure in Sahel
MACEDONIA: Ex-PM ‘seeks asylum in Hungary’
Editorial: Armed security guards for airports?
134 bags First Class in Uniben
ASUU ready to negotiate with FG
BREAKING: Biafra: Court orders forfeiture of N300m bonds over Kanu’s absence
JUSUN commences indefinite strike in Nasarawa

New Telegraph

APC members protest against Oshiomhole, petition ICPC Anti-graft agency: We’ll investigate corruption allegations
Minimum wage: We’ll downsize to pay N30,000 –Govs
Saraki mocks Oshiomhole over DSS probe
Nwaoboshi’s trial over N322m fraud starts afresh
Rohr eyes AFCON ticket with victory in Jo’burg
Bribery: EFCC admits error in Justice Yinusa’s account
Maradona declares love for Messi, denies criticism
Demonstrating political will for ICT devt oWHO tasks African countries on investment in new medicines, vaccines
Khune pleads for massive support for B’Bafana
Internet code: NCC seeks minors’ protection online
PDP has no prospect in Lagos – Lawmaker
FIFA mourns death of Ajuma Otache
New Telegraph Awards, huge boost to our career – Ayefele, Ninalowo
WHO tasks African countries on investment in new medicines, vaccines 2019 Presidency: Igbo leaders endorse Atiku
IPOB: Court orders Abaribe to pay N100m over Kanu’s disappearance
Secondus: APC planning to isolate polls in nine states
Customs seizes rifles, 4,375 ammunition, military camouflage
Sex-for-marks: ICPC set to arraign ex-OAU professor
Ochanya: My church praying for God’s intervention –Ogbuja’s wife
1,110 die of cholera in 29 states –NCDC
Osun: One shot as police, NURTW members clash
Hoodlums burn houses, shops, vehicles in A’Ibom community
Abudu-Balogun: Blame Amosun for APC crisis
IPOB: Court orders Abaribe to pay N100m over Kanu’s disappearance
NEWS4 hours agoSecondus: APC planning to isolate polls in nine states
Tambuwal’s Deputy: I resigned voluntarily
Demonstrating political will for ICT devt Internet code: NCC seeks minors’ protection online
TAT: Instilling confidence in taxpayers
PoS deals hit N1.8trn in 10 months
Rohr eyes AFCON ticket with victory in Jo’burg
Maradona declares love for Messi, denies criticism
Khune pleads for massive support for B’Bafana
EDITORIAL: Finding lasting solutions to varsity strikes
The amazons of cocoa farms
Omokaro to S’Eagles: Attack, whip B’Bafana in Jo’burg
Iheanacho, Etebo sure of Eagles’ victory in S’Africa
Eagles’ morale high to beat B’Bafana –Chukwu
Imo APC governorship candidate, Uzodinma, denies arrest
Battle of Jo’burg: Ogu, Onyekuru, Osimhen shine in training

News Headlines Nov 14, 2018. Headlines From Nigeria’s Major Newspapers

News Headlines Nov 14, 2018. Headlines From Nigeria’s Major Newspapers

Compiled by Demola Adefajo

The Punch
Senate, executive may clash again over MTN’s $8.1bn fine
Restructuring: Buhari, Osinbajo deceitful, say Afenifere, Ohanaeze
Muslim-Muslim ticket: I consulted Buhari – El-Rufai
IDP fund: You’ve questions to answer, Reps tell Osinbajo
FA to reduce foreigners in EPL – Report
How CAF organised successful Champions League final – Dikko
We’re not afraid of Nigeria, insists Baxter
Flying Eagles play Ghana, Benin in WAFU tourney
Bafana clash: Musa, Balogun, 20 others train in Asaba
ITF trains 30 women in skills acquisition
Coscharis to reward BMW, Ford users
Lagos-Abuja fast light rail service underway
Dana solicits govt’s support for domestic airlines
Aviation politics delaying our international flight operations — Air Peace
APBN declares activities to celebrate professional week
Abuja airport recorded 3.36 million passengers in nine months
NDIC’s intervention saved defunct Skye Bank depositors’ N949bn — Ibrahim
Govt earned N43.2bn from solid minerals in 2016 — NEITI
Ataoja’s CSO kills 15-year-old Osun devotee’s son
Tension as land grabbers invade Lagos community
EFCC intercepts N211m worth of gold at Lagos airport
Businessman arraigned for allegedly defiling sales girl
nternet fraudster bags one-year jail term after plea bargain
Muslim parents disagree over UI secondary school’s hijab controversy
Baale in police net over N15.5m land fraud
Guard arrested for stealing boss’ wristwatches, dollars
Hoodlums cart way 2,045 PVCs in Akwa Ibom – INEC
PDP in serious difficulties on funding Atiku’s presidential campaign —APC
Nobody can impeach me, embattled Anambra Speaker, Maduagwu, vows
Trump attacks Macron, says French president ‘suffers from a very low approval rating’
Anambra Speaker impeached
Senate committed to fast-tracking passage of Police Reform Bill –Saraki
ITF trains 30 women in skills acquisition
Coscharis to reward BMW, Ford users
Lagos-Abuja fast light rail service underway
Dana solicits govt’s support for domestic airlines
Aviation politics delaying our international flight operations — Air Peace
APBN declares activities to celebrate professional week
Bafana clash: Musa, Balogun, 20 others train in Asaba
Federer downs Thiem to keep ATP Finals bid alive
Mo Abudu bags Honorary Doctorate Degree from University of Westminster, UK
Education, labour ministries yet to reply our strike letters – ASUU
Business School Netherlands graduates 93 Nigerians
Varsity administrators hold conference
Agriculturist urges varsities, researchers to focus on local plants
UNIUYO lecturer emerges NES chairperson
OAU wins 2018 Ethics Challenge
Failure of embryo implantation in In-vitro fertilisation
Environmental policy will curb diarrhoea, cholera outbreak – FG
80% of NAFDAC’s equipment not working – DG
‘4 million Nigerians affected by diabetes’
WHO Nigeria calls for new occupational health policies
‘Adoption can reduce population of orphaned, vulnerable children’
Youngsters who use smartphones for extended time likely to be mentally fragile —Psychologist
5G: Lesotho, South Africa move ahead of Nigeria
11 start-ups graduate from Google’s accelerator initiative
Benefits of rooting your Android phone
Editorial: ASUU strike demands urgent attention
How the media can ‘save’ Nigeria
2019: Issue-driven campaigns, please!
Any capital market solution to varsity funding?
Implications of wage increase

The Nation

How former governor blew N5.7b on politics, by ex-aide
Nigeria’s oil output to hit 1.8m bpd
Dec. deadline for minimum wage
Our fears ahead 2019 polls, by Christians
2019: PDP in ‘serious difficulties’ to fund Atiku campaign, APC alleges
Lagos okays hijab on school uniforms
Teleology: New driver for 9mobile’s old vehicle
Bill proposes 10 years jail for killing, exporting donkey
Students protest killing of colleague
CSOs, lawyers contributed to Police Reform Bill, says Saraki
SON releases new standards for beans planting
Muslim forum disagrees as UI school rejects hijab
Ondo to offset outstanding salaries
We’ve 334,000 policemen, says IG
IYC President faults pipeline surveillance contract protest
Fees’ hike row at UNILORIN, LAUTECH
One Young World: Retelling Africa’s future
Church trains young professionals at boot camp
Potable water: Corps member rescues village
As ASUU begins indefinite strike
Open letter to students
Buhari’s certificate controversy and integrity question
160 players for Mutual Benefits National Badminton tourney
Ifelunwa wins bronze at West Africa Triathlon Championship
2019: Is Nigeria ready for Madam President?
Obasa: A bridge builder at 46
Show your scorecard, PDP tells Osinbajo
Nigeria, South Africa lead as Africa’s FDIs rise
Success story of an inspiring young entrepreneur
SEC, NSE, others for PEARL Awards
Are you in a relationship that feels like it may be over? Do you feel it’s time to move on? (2)
Police recover guns from abandoned building
Guard held for sleeping with boys
Dad arrested as kids are found dead inside freezer
Health benefit of locust beans
Seven ways to maximize your talent
Ayade urges NYSC members to be neutral, firm
LASU: 32,000 certificates ready for collection
NYSC DG charges corps members to sustain reading culture
Winning big with coding initiative

el-Rufai Defends Muslim-Muslim Ticket, Says He Consulted Buhari
N’East Intervention Fund: House Insists Osinbajo Has Questions to Answer
Anambra Speaker impeached
Lafarge Africa Director Inspires Female UNILAG Students
Church in Nigeria Under Siege, COCIN Alleges
• Buhari attaches importance to church, minister insists
Court Voids Suspension of Two Ogun Lecturers
Holy Child College ’79 Class Inaugurates Digital Maths Lab in Alma Mater
The Agricultural Revolution in Kano, Jigawa and Gombe
Anglican Priests’ Day of Rage Against Obiano
FBNQuest: The Future Belongs to GIPS Compliant Firms
South African Minister Resigns Amid Sex tape Scandal
Court Gives Verdict on Delta APC Guber Primary Dec 4
NEITI: Nigeria Earned N43.2bn from Solid Minerals Mining in 2016
PDP, Atiku Facing Financial Crisis, APC Alleges
21 Candidates Battle for Plateau Guber Seat
Senate Adjourns Till Next Week over Lack of Quorum
Kwara Accord Guber Candidate Promises to Pay N30,000 Minimum Wage
Mobilise to Change the APC Government, C4C Presidential Candidate Tells Nigerians
Onyekuru, Aina, Simon Are Early Birds in Eagles’ Camp in Asaba
Nigerian Internationals Dominate Leagues in Europe
Nigeria Needs Additional 155,000 Medical Doctors to Achieve Universal Health Coverage

The Sun

Anambra Assembly breaks into 2
Lagos approves use of hijab in schools
NDIC saved N949bn depositors’ funds in failed Skye Bank – MD
FG nets N43.2b from solid minerals
Again, labour draws battle line
Oshiomhole: Saraki must go
Bail: Dasuki refuses to appear in court
Anambra Assembly breaks into 2
NDIC saved N949bn depositors’ funds in failed Skye Bank – MD
NEMA: Osinbajo has case to answer – Reps
Ogun 2019: Paseda mulls involvement of monarchs in governance, policy making
PDP, Atiku struggling to raise campaign funds –APC Dep
Bye-election: 7 parties adopt APC in Kwara
Lalong, Useni, 19 others jostle for Plateau guber seat
Taraba 2019: APC’s unending infighting
House of Reps defections: APC struggles to retain majority status
How to plan family holiday on budget
Unending controversy trails exit of HSBC, UBS
Focus Labs and economic benefits of implementing ERGP
Kebbi: 80 aggrieved APC aspirants appeared before committee
Clinical Djokovic tames Isner, Zverev edges Cilic
5 ‘foreign’ Eagles hit Asaba for Bafana clash
Chukwueze’s goal nominated for Laliga Goal Of The Week
Onyekuru makes Turkish Super Lig Team of the week
Lagos SWAN nominates members into LSSA
ATP ranking: Djokovic retains world’s no 1
CAF names lucky ref for Nigeria, S/Africa tie
Falode condoles Ajuma Otache’s family
Former Egypt forward Aboutrika handed jail sentence for tax evasion
Nigeria/South Africa match: Don’t be over confident, former NFF boss tells Eagles
Spurs defender Trippier withdraws from England squad with injury
Former England, Chelsea midfielder Joe Cole retires
can only do s*x scenes for Hollywood – Ex-Big Brother housemate, Tobi Bakre
Investors offered me funds for s*x to make Native Girl – Judy Austin, actress
When Art saves a Heart
Simi, Wande Coal thrill London fans in sold-out concerts
My poor background motivated me for greater height – Eyisi
Threat of Implosion
Anambra innovation centre: Brainchild of Gov Obiano
Nigeria, Lebanon sign agreement on education
FG to auction N115 billion bonds on Nov. 21
FG committed to ending Boko Haram insurgency – Buhari
Israel launches more air strikes in Gaza as Palestinians intensify rocket attack
Teboga: Edo community going into extinction
ASUU allegations against FUOYE VC generate ripples
US-based Afrobeat band, Antibalas to tour Nigeria
Earth Tremor: FG installs seismometers in Abuja
I focus more on entertainment than my school – Yung Miraboi Mark
FG nets N43.2b from solid minerals
Court adjourns hearing in Delta APC factional suit
Troops arrest teenage female suicide bomber in Borno
2019: Bankole reiterates commitment to tackle unemployment, bad roads if…
Israel launches more air strikes in Gaza as Palestinians intensify rocket attack

Daily Trust
Anderson thrashes Nishikori at ATP Finals
Sturridge charged with breaching betting rules
FG vows to complete ongoing housing projects
Sokoto deputy Governor resigns
FG vows to complete ongoing housing projects
Musa, Iheanacho, Iwobi, 19 other Eagles in training ahead big Bafana fight
Ekiti govt orders school heads to refund unauthorised levies
I was never in love with Akon – Rahama Sadau
How I picked my running mate – El-Rufai
Traditional Rulers Council warns Igbos against installing Eze Ndigbo in Cross River
Niger records 516 road crashes, 197 deaths in a year
Kano to establish commission for physically challenged
2019: PDP, Atiku facing difficulties in raising funds – APC
Ahmed raises alarm over influx of political thugs to Kwara
Nigeria’s Flying Eagles to tackle Ghana, Benin in WAFU Tourney
FG earned N43.2bn from solid minerals in 2016 – NEITI
FAAN warns against paying to access airport terminal building
Dogara promises speedy passage of anti-piracy laws
Abia ADP guber candidate unveils development blueprint
Club pledges support to National Hospital patients
Oddities unlimited
Editorial: African Investment Forum
PTA kicks as some Muslim parents distribute Hijab to female students at UI secondary school
ASUU wants FG to negotiate with union to end strike


Tragedy in Osun as guard shoots 15-year-old boy inside palace
Nigeria is overdue for census — Population Commission
Curfew lifted in Kaduna town, relaxed in Kachia, Kasuwan Magaji, Kujama
BREAKING: Customs seize truckload of weapons, codeine, Tramadol in Imo
FG to expand N-Power Scheme ― Osinbajo
Nigerian internet provider takes blame for routing Google traffic through China
2019: I will build a prosperous Nigeria — Ezekwesili
Boko Haram: PCNI trains 170 stakeholders on peace building process
Arms deal: Permit me to stop submitting myself for trial, Ex-NSA writes court
Refund collected unauthorised fees, Ekiti govt orders school heads
EFCC re-arraigns former Chief of Air Staff over 21bn fraud
Govt should declare state of emergency in agriculture research sector —Professor Adebowale
Poultry industry will drive Nigeria’s economy if… —PAN National President
Don proffers solutions to herders\farmers clashes
Why sanitary inspectors seem invisible —Abonyi, EHORECON Registrar
Ending ASUU, new minimum wage imbroglio
N30,000 Minimum Wage: Wabba; Ajaero warn executive, legislature against further delay
FG committed to adherence to ILO standards —Ocheni
Being UI alumnus’ lifetime achievement awardee
Kaduna 2019 elections: Of intrigues, fireworks
No division in Ondo APC —Senator Omogunwa


NEMA Probe: Osinbajo Has Questions To Answer, Reps Insist
Obotebe Kingmakers Affirm Gbemi As Monarch
Ondo Impeachment Saga : Why We Moved Against Speaker, Deputy -18 Lawmakers
Daikin Launches Africa’s First Inverter Air Conditioning System
Training Deal: CISI, NSE Partnership Boost For Finance Professionals In Africa
Worry More About Your N5.8bn Indictment Than My Tenure, Jonathan Tells Osinbajo
Atiku’s Wealth A Mirage, 419 Packaging – APC
Alaghodaro: Obaseki Earmarks 100 Roads For Construction
Core Banking: Seven Countries To Experience Digital Transformation Through Temenos App
I Don’t Think Our Marriage Will Last
Q4’18: Rising Inflation Threatens Equities Outlook
Woman Makes U-Turn On Divorce, Begs For Mercy After Saying Husband Is Impotent
Naira Appreciates To N363.71/$ In I&E Window
2 Dead As Revenue Touts Struggle Steering With Bus Driver In Aba
Osinbajo Launches TraderMoni In More Lagos Markets
Court Orders Forfeiture Of N397m Pension Fund In 2 Banks
Edo: Monarch Pledges Support For APC, House Of Reps Candidate
Ondo impeachment saga : Why we moved against Speaker, Deputy -18 lawmakers
Worry more about your N5.8bn indictment than my tenure, Jonathan tells Osinbajo
Q4’18: Rising inflation threatens equities outlook
We’re vetting Ganduje’s bribe videos – Buhari
Dasuki refuses to appear in court, flays Buhari over detention
ONDO IMPEACHMENT SAGA: Our signatures were forged — Lawmakers
Father of 11 commits suicide over missing N600,000 church money in Delta
Why 2nd Niger Bridge is delayed – Fashola
Milan vs Juventus : I told Higuain not to exaggerate – Ronaldo
Nigeria beacon of hope to Africa, world – U.S Envoy
Breaking: Imo APC guber candidate, Uzodimma storms Owerri tomorrow
PDP chides APC over comment on Atiku
Atiku, PDP broke, can’t finance Presidential Election – APC
AWCON 2018: Super Falcons ready to fight and win, says Ebi
AFCON 2019 Qualifiers: 22 Eagles in Asaba camp
Super Eagles’ll perform poorly unless… —Cleric
Breaking: Santiago Solari is Real Madrid’s new coach
Television exec Dinnage to replace Scudamore as Premier League chief
I didn’t know my fiancee was this experienced!
California wildfires hit Hollywood celebrities, too
I can beat Eminem, JTEAZ boasts
Mo Abudu bags honorary doctorate degree from University of Westminster
Seun Kuti, Ozwald Boateng, others endorse Ade Olufeko’s groundbreaking digital painting
Gospel music rising star T Sharp releases debut album ‘In My DNA’
EFCC confiscates gold worth N21m at Lagos Airport
Edo State Poly holds first convocation since inception
Alaghodaro: Obaseki earmarks 100 roads for construction
Core Banking: Seven countries to experience digital transformation through Temenos app
Cases of polio-like illness, AFM, rise in US
How innovative Chevron strategy boosts Local Content in Nigeria’s oil, gas industry -BGI boss

News Headlines Nov 13, 2018. Headlines From Nigeria’s Major Newspapers

News Headlines Nov 13, 2018. Headlines From Nigeria’s Major Newspapers

Compiled by Demola Adefajo

The Punch
Govs against LG autonomy are Nigerians’ enemies – Obasanjo
Osinbajo restates support for state police
Defunct Skye Bank’s directors being probed for insider abuse, others — NDIC
Write a petition, Magu tells journalist questioning Tinubu’s wealth
30% of Nigerians suffer mental illness –FG
We’re open for probe, say S’East govs
Hoodlums vandalise 18 vehicles, rob traders in Lagos clash
UI international school shut over hijab controversy
SFU re-arraigns Badagry prince for defrauding late father’s estate
Police arraign Togolese cook for Credit Switch chairman’s murder
Four die, 15 injured in Abuja, Kaduna road crashes
Father discovers two children dead inside freezer
Teleology takes over 9mobile, appoints directors
SAHCO renews ground handling contract with Arik
Power generation falls below 4,000MW as Discos reject load
Actis, Westmont joint venture acquires Four Points by Sheraton
JABU partners ICAN on MCATI for students
Universities must lead on Sustainable Development Goals
You only solicit, you don’t solicit for
Senate’ll ensure speedy passage of minimum wage bill –…
Impeached speaker presides over Ondo assembly plenary
Osinbajo restates support for state police
Court revokes Orji Kalu’s bail over Germany trip

Neo-Nazi couple await sentencing for naming their baby after Hitler
We’ll not allow rigging –Ortom
I support fiscal federalism, state police –Osinbajo
Buhari assents to Extradition Act, four others
Inequality, infrastructural deficit, illiteracy, causes of poverty in Nigeria –Ezekwesili
After two years in office, Obaseki presents score card
Kashamu PDP faction: Appeal Court adjourns suit challenging candidates’ list
900 PDP members defect to APC in Jigawa
Florida voters elect an all-LGBTQ local govt
Mushrooms and tangerines: North and South Korea exchange food gifts
FG, foreign agencies to sign $956m power transmission deals
Universities must lead on Sustainable Development Goals
UNILAG’s Nigeria-China institute will foster economic growth –VC
Education, labour ministries yet to reply our strike letters – ASUU
Group commends FUOYE over infrastructural development
Don urges FG to create information platforms for farmers
UPDATED: Marvel Comics legend, Stan Lee, is dead
VIDEO: Angelique Kidjo performs at WWI armistice centennial
175 dead, over 10,000 affected by cholera outbreak –NRC
Antibiotics are not always the answer –WHO
Benefits of rooting your Android phone
MTN, Huawei, others highlight benefits of partnership
PPP crucial to successful technology hub
5G: Lesotho, South Africa move ahead of Nigeria
Editorial: Youth unemployment bomb ticking louder

What if India and Pakistan were one country like Nigeria?
Nigerian workers deserve living (not minimum) wage
Social media and the 2019 elections
On the impending increase in passenger service charge

The Sun
Atiku’s jet search: FG’s response afterthought – Campaign organisation
Kalu’s lawyer explains absence as court revokes bail
Mambilla Hydro project to cost $5.72bn, says FG
UI International School shut over hijab crisis
Stolen funds must be returned – Buhari
Uzodinma appears before FG panel today
Diezani not facing trial in UK – EFCC
Mambilla Hydro project to cost $5.72bn, says FG
Ebonyi: Umahi warns employers over rejection of corps members
415 million people living with diabetes globally – Diabetes Association
We have delivered visible achievements — Fashola
Bye-election: APC tasks security agencies over alleged rigging plot
Amosun’s unending war with Oshiomhole
2019: Buhari Group, traders’ association sign MoU, plan 1m march for Buhari Dec.6
NDIC, CBN monitoring probe of failed Skye Bank Director – Ibrahim
N3bn SIM boxing loss: FG, telcos up in arms against fraudsters
Africa’s energy crisis reason for stunted industrial growth – Gaya, APPO scribe
Heritage Bank seeks increased govt, banks’ support in Agric sector
Bye-election: Kwara PDP alleges APC imports thugs, ammunition from Lagos, Osun
ATP Finals: Federer facing uphill task after poor start
Higuain apologises for sending off in Juve defeat
Neymar wants more from perfect PSG
Joshua’s Usyk next target -Promoter
Ventura quits as Chievo Coach
Super Falcons set for AWCON title defence
Injury: Pogba, Martial ruled out of France squad
Injuries to Nacho, Casemiro add to Real Madrid’s woes
Monaco boss backs Henry after dismal start
PSG were not challenged by Thierry Henry’s Monaco side – Thomas Tuchel
Nigeria’s Mayowa Nicholas debuts Victoria’s Secret runway
Udom Emmanuel: Study in selfless leadership
As display of register of voters ends
ECOWAS must take the initiative to resolve Cameroon crisis – Nigerian rights activist
APGA’s disgraceful race to extinction
Averting crisis through effective communication
Alleged N4.7bn fraud: Court dismisses Ladoja’s no-case submission
Ember months: FRSC warns drivers against traffic offences in Jigawa
Simi, Wande Coal thrill London fans in sold-out concerts
Buhari determined to sustain Basic Education funding says minister
2019: Adamawa APC Reps aspirant defects to PDP
NDIC bags best public sector award
ECOWAS must take the initiative to resolve Cameroon crisis – Nigerian rights activist
415 million people living with diabetes globally – Diabetes Association
2019 polls: Shun corruption, violence, Ambode tells corps members
Buhari determined to sustain Basic Education funding says minister

Kwara Govt Approves N5,000 Monthly Allowances for Corps’ Members
Aig-Imoukhuede and the Initiative for Public Governance
Shettima Urges Corps Members to Shun Hate Speech, Insecurity
Akwa Ibom Raises Stake in Infrastructure Development
Ondo Assembly Leadership Crisis Deepens, Sacked Speaker Presides over Plenary
Former IG, Okiro, Appointed Chairman Pro-Buhari Group
Buhari Assents to 2018 FCT Appropriation Bill, Extradiction Treaty, 3 Others
Teleology Takes over 9Mobile, Appoints New Board
I Left APC Due to Impunity, Says Lam Adesina’s Son
Magu: Why We Want Alison-Madueke Extradited from UK
Onyeama Leads Nigeria’s Delegation to AU Extraordinary Session
1,801 Killed, 50

Daily Trust
‘We’ll come out stronger in Niger’
How Skye Bank was ran down by directors – NDIC
NIRSAL provides inputs, training to 1.2m farmers as it commences new farming model
FG, donors to sign N347bn deal for 3 transmission projects
Trade facilitation: Afreximbank, CDC sign $100m pact
Why we want Diezani back – Magu
FG to disengage teachers without basic qualification by December 2019
UI’s International School shut indefinitely over Hijab
40m Nigerians suffering from mental disorders, says FG
Onyeama to lead Nigerian delegation to 2018 AU summit
FG targets five percent interest rate loans for farmers
Drama as Nollywood actor blasts officials, airline at Lagos airport
Ataoja’s security guard shot boy dead inside palace
Amosun begs FG to reimburse Ogun on roads construction
Ogun: Labour Party lures Amosun’s candidate with guber ticket
Gender policy to address women representation in politics – INEC
Okocha tips Nigeria to beat South Africa as team open camp
Ndidi joins Hazard in Premier League Team of The Week
Imenger satisfied with Lobi Stars’ preparation for Champions League
Club pledges support to National Hospital patients
Ex-councillor, 300 PDP members defect to APC in Abaji
Foundation pledges educational support for orphanage in FCT
When Prince Charles came visiting

Charles Windsor: a Prince the equal of Kings?
Re: Of course the president is aware
The Mara smartphone: A metaphor of Nigeria’s continued decline
CANADA: Khashoggi murder tape heard
MYANMAR: Amnesty strips Aung San Suu Kyi of top prize
ISREAL: Violence erupts after covert op killings
Editorial: African Investment Forum
Teleology finally acquires 9mobile, appoints new board
On the business or user case for foldable phones
IT expert calls for establishment of ICT Development Bank
Gaidam swears-in Head of Service, 5 Permanent Secretaries
Parents, students appeal to ASUU to end strike
Civil service union chides governments over minimum wage
FG targets five percent interest rate loans for farmers
External opposition will not derail our agricultural revolution- FG
Pay our 24 months salary arrears, LAUTECH doctors beg Oyo govt
Davido wants N30m wristwatch for birthday
How FG, African Nature Investors move to conserve, revamp national parks
Environment degradation: Forum wants global alliance switch from fossil fuels
UN: Ozone layer finally healing after damage by aerosols
Has Court of Appeal decision ended Obla panel’s many cases?
Disobedience of court order is corruption – Former CJ
Why you should vote

Disengaged Workers Threaten To Sue Ikpeazu
How Innovative Chevron Strategy Boosts Local Content In Nigeria’s Oil, Gas Industry -BGI Boss
NAICOM To Commence SIP From Next Year
We’ll Push For Policies To Support Power Sector Devt -Senate Committee
How I Lost My Leg To Diabetes
1,801 Killed, 50,212 Displaced In Recent Plateau Attacks — Committee
Ex-Militants To Oil Firms: Leave A-Ibom Or Risk Attack
Mobile Money Operators Exempted In SANEF Programme — AMMAN
Emotan Gardens Will Redefine Edo Housing Skyline – Lawrence
Court Revokes Orji Kalu’s Bail, Orders His Arrest
Sickel Cell: 200 Children Screened In Ojodu
N4.7bn Fraud: Ladoja, Aide To Open Defence Nov 20
Pere Of Tuomo Kingdom Gets Staff Of Office
FG Urged To Enforce Right Of Worship
A’Ibom Rice Farmers Lament FG’s Refusal To Release Funds
Day HID Asked: “God Still Exists?”
Naira Down To N363.89/$ In I&E Window
Plane search: Buhari, Atiku at each other’s throats
Alleged $12m fraud: Why we released Uzodinma
Implications of continued slide in oil price – FSDH Research
I’m for state police, stronger states, says Osinbajo
Obasanjo accuses state governments of weakening LG, stealing funds
40m Nigerians suffering from mental disorders – FG

Atiku’s search, a premeditated intimidation tactic- APCO
Alleged $12m fraud: Senator Uzodinma begged for bail over high BP – Presidency
My arrest not true, Okorocha out to destroy APC – Senator A uzodimma
You‘re not going to vote in 2019, Buhari tells Diaspora Nigerians
I have a dream of a new Nigeria – Oby Ezekwesili
Bet9ja Football League debut in Enugu
Chelsea’s Hazard happy but tired
Martial, Pogba and Mendy out of France’s key Nations League match
Injured Godin could miss Brazil, France and Barcelona
Madrid confirm Solaris as manager
Stan Lee, creator of Spider-Man, dies at 95
Davido wants N30m wristwatch for birthday
Banky W to run for House of Reps.

APC primaries: How governor offered Oshiomhole $500, 000 bribe in cash

Primaries: Governor offered Oshiomhole $500,000 bribe in cash

by Yusuf Alli, Managing Editor, Northern Operation

Fresh details yesterday indicated that the National Chairman of the All Progressives Congress (APC), Comrade Adams Oshiomhole became a target after refusing $500,000 bribe cash from a governor.

The governor wanted the APC chairman to adopt his anointed governorship candidate.

But Oshiomhole insisted on applying the guidelines of the party for primaries.

Also, there were indications that the APC leadership tried its best to strike a fair deal with Governor Rochas Okorocha on a 55-45 per cent basis.

The Imo governor however opted for 100 per cent concession which was unacceptable to APC.

Findings by our correspondent revealed that contrary to allegations, the refusal of Oshiomhole to collect bribes from godfathers and candidates accounted for the plot against him.

It was gathered that many godfathers and governorship candidates were desperate for tickets but Oshiomhole stood his ground that he will not compromise party guidelines.

A top source, who spoke in confidence, said: “At a stage, a governor became agitated and offered Oshiomhole about $500,000 to make sure that his candidate got a governorship ticket.

“The bribe sum was later hauled in cash to Oshiomhole’s office by one of the emissaries of the affected governors. But the APC chairman rejected the bribery.

“What the APC chairman did was to brief some members of the National Working Committee (NWC) on what transpired. He also intimidated some leaders of the party too. The party adhered strictly to its guidelines and the governor’s candidate lost out.

“The governor later turned out to have joined forces in the plot to remove Oshiomhole to teach the APC chairman a lesson. It was surprising to see the governor coordinating nocturnal meetings to sack Oshiomhole.

“The facts and witnesses are there. In the fullness of time, the name of the governor will be released. Maybe when he does not have immunity again, he will pay the price.”

As at press time, it was learnt that President Muhammadu Buhari has ordered the Department of State Security Service (DSS) to stay away from party affairs and issues.

Also, the President has appealed to those aggrieved among APC governors to sheathe the swords.

A government source said: “The President has waded in the crisis of confidence between the governors and APC national chairman. We expect peace to return to the party. There might also be some reconciliation within the substitution window allowed by the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC).

“The President has however ordered DSS to avoid dabbling in party affairs. He said if there are petitions about any infraction, they should be sent to appropriate agencies. Buhari was worried that the same challenge which the DSS faced on the arrest of judges had re-occurred.”

Meanwhile, there were indications that the APC leadership did its best to offer a fair deal to Governor Rochas Okorocha of Imo State on the party’s candidates for 2019 poll in the state.

A reliable source said: “Okorocha is respected and loved by most of our leaders but we discovered that he cannot get all he wanted in 2019.

“APC leaders met the governor and it was agreed that as the APC leader in the state, he should go back and do justice.

“We offered him a fair deal. We said he should take 55% of the available seats and concede 45% of elective offices to others in the state. He accepted the deal but he returned to Imo to take 100% control of everything.

“At this point, we have no choice than to leave his fate to APC members to decide. This was why he lost out.”

Responding to a question, the source added: “If Okorocha was keen on his son-in-law as APC governorship candidate, there is nothing bad if he abandons his senatorial ambition.

“What made matter worse was when APC got intelligence report that the proposed running mate to his son-in-law as APC governorship aspirant has been found to be dating another girl in the governor’s family.

“This was why Oshiomhole came out to say he was not elected APC National Chairman to preserve any dynasty. We conceded a lot to Okorocha but he wanted wholesale party machinery in his care to do what he likes.

“If you look at the structure in the state, it is disproportional. Okorocha is the governor, his former Personal Assistant is the Deputy Governor, his son-in-law was a former commissioner and aspiring governorship candidate; his sister is the Deputy Chief of Staff/ Commissioner; the governor has also secured a senatorial ticket and he has given tickets to many loyalists.

“If he defects to any party, none can tolerate such indulgence because it is a mockery of democracy.”

As at press time, it was learnt that APC may still retain the current deputy governor, Eze Madumere as running mate to its governorship candidate, Chief Hope Uzodinma.

“We may give deputy governorship slot to Madumere again,” a top party source added.

Credit: The Nation

Afenifere suspends Omisore to prevent him becoming another Tinubu – Okurounmu

2019: Tinubu, Osinbajo, Akande deceiving Yoruba – Okurounmu

Senator Okurohunmu

An elder statesman and one of the leaders of Afenifere, the apex Yoruba socio-political organization, Chief Femi Okurounmu is not happy ahead of 2019. Why? He believes Vice President Yemi Osinbajo, former Lagos State governor, Asiwaju Bola Tinubu and former governor of Osun State, Chief Bisi Akande are deceiving the Yoruba ethnic region. In this interview with TUNDE THOMAS, he spoke on various issues and warned the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) that it will set the nation on fire if it fails to conduct free and fair election in 2019.

What’s your reaction to the recent suspension of Senator Iyiola Omisore for one year by the Afenifere over his alliance with the APC in the recent Osun State gubernatorial election?
First, let me set the record straight. It is only those that are not well informed about Afenifere or what the group stands for that will say that Afenifere should not be seen to be political in its views or take part in politics.

Afenifere from the foundation in the 50s during the days of the defunct Action Group has always been a social-political organization. Afenifere has always been taking a stand on any political issue or what some will call national questions.

Even in recent times during the evil days of Abacha’s infamous dictatorship era, it was Afenifere that led the others that fought Abacha to a standstill, until victory was won and the nation returned to democracy in 1999. It was then when the nation returned to civil rule that Afenifere formed the Alliance for Democracy, AD which is a political party.

Afenifere has always been taking definite positions on several national issues no matter whose ox is gored. Therefore, Afenifere is in order by suspending Omisore, and there is no going back on his one year suspension.

But what is the justification for Omisore’s suspension. Doesn’t he have the right to support or go into alliance with anybody or party of his own choice like he did in Osun State for which Afenifere now suspended him?

It is true that Omisore as an adult and a citizen of Nigeria has a right and freedom of association but where he erred was when he disobeyed Afenifere’s collective decision that no member of the group should work with APC in Osun State.

Omisore is a member of Afenifere, and he was at that meeting where the decision was taken that no Afenifere member should support APC either in Osun or in the next year general election because our position is that since APC and President Buhari are against Restructuring, then APC and Buhari should be voted out of power.

When this decision was taken, Omisore didn’t object but surprisingly and to Afenifere leaders’ shock, Omisore went into that alliance with APC in Osun State. To us that was a betrayal, and we can’t allow Omisore to go unpunished. That’s why we suspended him for a year. Omisore is a betrayer. Afenifere has no apology for suspending Omisore. His suspension will serve as a deterrent to others. That was the same way Bola Ahmed Tinubu betrayed Afenifere when he became Lagos State governor in 1999. Tinubu used Afenifere platform to get political power, but he later betrayed the group. We don’t want Omisore to turn into another Tinubu before we sanction him.

Afenifere asked Osun State people, and also our own members to support PDP candidate, Senator Ademola Adeleke in that Osun governorship election because Afenifere will never support any party that is against Restructuring. Forget all those propaganda being peddled by Oshiomhole, VP Osinbajo and some APC chieftains that APC supports Restructuring. They are all lying.

They are peddling the falsehood because they want to deceive Nigerians to vote for APC in 2019. President Buhari has never hidden his opposition to restructuring. In fact, Buhari has buried restructuring, and this is why Afenifere wants Nigerians also to bury APC and Buhari’s second term bid in 2019. Buhari and APC have been a bad omen for Nigeria.

But Omisore claimed that Afenifere didn’t give him a fair hearing.
Omisore is a liar. He is lying and being dishonest with the truth.

Afenifere being an organization that believes in equity, fairness and justice gives Omisore an opportunity to defend himself. When he was asked why he chose to go against the position of Afenifere on Osun State election, what Omisore told us was that he acted in self-interest. He told us that he betrayed Afenifere to protect his own interests. He made this shocking confession to us during a caucus meeting of Afenifere on Monday, October 29. We were all shocked by his comments, and some of us reprimanded him for betraying a collective decision of the Afenifere in order to protect his own interests.

The following day, October 30 which was for general meeting of all Afenifere members where he would have been asked to repeat what he told us at the caucus meeting, and where a decision would have been taken on him, Omisore ran away. He didn’t show up at that meeting because he knew majority of the Afenifere members were angry with him. I publicly challenge Omisore to deny what I’m saying here. Omisore is lying that he wasn’t given an opportunity to defend himself.

Should Omisore apologise, will the one-year suspension on him be lifted?
No way. Omisore will serve out his one year suspension. To lift his suspension is to encourage more betrayers.

What Omisore or his apologists should remember is that as long as you belong to an organisation, you are honour-bound to abide with the rules and regulations of that organisation. Omisore willingly joined Afenifere, and therefore he is bound to abide with the rules and regulations of the group, and the moment he deviated, sanctions await him, and that’s why he has been suspended for one year.

You described Tinubu as a betrayer but some people see him as a good political strategist that has been able to achieve a lot for the South-West especially in the current political dispensation where a Yoruba man is the Vice-President?
Tinubu is a betrayer, and I still stand by that. He rode on the back of the Afenifere to become governor of Lagos State, and whatever political relevance he has today but he betrayed Afenifere. He rebelled against Afenifere.

What has Tinubu achieved for the South-West under Buhari? Nothing. Tinubu has led Yorubas into slavery in this political dispensation. Like I said earlier, Buhari is a failure, and it is under his watch that Nigeria has now become the poverty capital of the world. So what has Tinubu achieved? Talking about VP Osinbajo, that one is Buhari’s puppet. He is nothing but Buhari’s errand boy. What are the benefits the Yoruba people are getting from Tinubu/Buhari alliance? Nothing. Talking about some projects being commissioned by Buhari now, they are not his own projects. They are projects started by former President Goodluck Jonathan’s administration. There is nothing to write home about Buhari’s government. His administration has been a big burden on Nigerians. I hope by next year, Nigeria will have a new government different from APC and Buhari. Buhari’s government has been a nightmare to Nigerians. For Nigeria to have a breakthrough, Buhari must go.

But some Nigerians, especially from the South-West are saying that Afenifere leaders ought to close ranks with Tinubu, Osinbajo and others that are working with Buhari in the overall interest of the geo-political zone, what’s your reaction to that?
Afenifere is not opposed to anything that will promote good governance, take care of the interests of the South-West and Nigerians generally, but some of these people are betrayers, and what they are doing today are not in the interests of Yoruba and Nigerians generally.

Look at the issue of restructuring, some Yoruba like Tinubu, Bisi Akande, Osinbajo and others have always been on the same page with us on the issue of restructuring but now that they are with Buhari, they are singing a new song. They have become turn-coats just to please Buhari their leader and master who is known to be publicly against restructuring.

Human beings are indeed very funny and unpredictable. Look at Bisi Akande, somebody that even wrote a book on the need for Restructuring in Nigeria. He has now recanted. He is now speaking with double-mouth on restructuring. What of Tinubu and Osinbajo – they have all betrayed restructuring because they are now in Buhari’s camp. Tinubu and some of these people have become serial betrayers.

If it were to be in the olden days, people like Akande, and Tinubu would have been banished from their towns. As I said earlier, Akande and Tinubu working for Buhari are leading the Yoruba into slavery. I appeal to the Yoruba, and Nigerians in general to vote out Buhari in 2019.

Is Afenifere’s open support for the former Vice-President, Atiku Abubakar as a result of this restructuring issue or just because Afenifere doesn’t like President Buhari?
For the Afenifere, Atiku Abubakar is more preferable. Although Atiku is not an ideal president but we prefer him because he promised restructuring. He has openly restated his commitment to restructuring. Atiku is unlike Buhari who has buried restructuring. Afenifere has no personal hatred for Buhari but we opposed him because some of his policies are anti-people and anti-Nigeria. Buhari is a parochial leader. He is not a true Nigerian leader but what I will describe as President of the North. Not only that, Buhari has never hidden the fact that he is pursuing a Hausa-Fulani agenda. Buhari doesn’t see the whole Nigeria as his constituency and that’s why his appointments have always been lopsided in favour of the North, especially his appointments of service chiefs and other security personnel.

It seems Afenifere is too concerned about restructuring; are there no other issues that should be the object of focus also as 2019 general elections draw nearer?
We are concerned about other issues like security also but restructuring is the key to resolve all these problems. If Nigeria restructures, it will be the beginning of a new dawn. Restructuring will launch Nigeria unto path of greatness. It will enhance faster socio-economic development. It will facilitate a return to true practice of federalism.

As the general elections draw nearer, Nigerians have only been talking about Buhari and Atiku as if there are no other presidential candidates …
Nigerians are talking about Buhari and Atiku because the two are the major gladiators. And for the parties, PDP and APC are the main contenders.

But we still have other presidential candidates like former governor Donald Duke, former Minister for Education, Mrs Oby Ezekwesili, Omoyele Sowore and others.
Duke, Ezekwesili and others are just attention seekers. They should forget 2019. They are going nowhere. They should not waste their time.

My advice to Duke, Ezekwesili and others is that they should not waste votes. They should all come together and join Atiku to defeat Buhari. If Duke and Ezekwesili insist on contesting the presidential elections, they will be helping Buhari because the votes from their supporters which they should have asked them to give Atiku will be wasted.

Duke and Ezekwesili should join hands with PDP to defeat Buhari and APC. The idea of a coalition being mooted by some political parties is a good one. They should all come together to chase out Buhari from office. None of these smaller political parties including ADC can defeat Buhari and APC on their own.

How would you assess the chance of Alhaji Atiku Abubakar against President Buhari in 2019?
In a free and fair election, Atiku will defeat Buhari. Even in the North-West, which some people use to describe as Buhari’s stronghold, Atiku will defeat him there. Generally, Nigerians are tired of Buhari and APC’s bad government. Nigerians are hungry and angry. Under Buhari’s leadership, poverty has become a companion to millions of Nigerians. Lives are no longer secured. Fulani herdsmen are having a field day killing Nigerians, and Buhari is not doing anything about it. Nigeria is under Buhari’s bondage, we need to liberate ourselves.

I’m happy that millions of Nigerians have realized their mistake of voting for Buhari in 2015. Although some of us that knew that nothing good will come out of Buhari’s presidency warned Nigerians that time. We warned them not to vote for Buhari, and now we have been proved right. Now that millions of Nigerians have learnt their lessons, they are now waiting for 2019 to come so that they can vote out Buhari. But I’m not happy that Tinubu, Bisi Akande and Osinbajo are still deceiving the Yoruba that Buhari is the best for Nigeria.

But this time around, Tinubu’s deceit will not work. Yoruba will reject him and Buhari. Tinubu is very selfish. He is deceiving Yoruba to support Buhari because of his own personal interests. Other geo-political zones are rejecting Buhari, and South-West will also reject him in 2015.

What is your advice to INEC on 2019?
I don’t have confidence in INEC to conduct free and fair elections in 2019. Look at how INEC compromised in Osun State gubernatorial election. How INEC favoured APC.

Again, President Buhari’s niece, Mrs Zakari is a top member of INEC. All these will make Nigerians to doubt INEC’s neutrality. Even international observers, and members of the international community condemned INEC’s conduct in the Osun elections. But my warning to INEC is this, INEC should not play with fire. INEC should not set Nigeria on fire. Any attempt to rig the election will be resisted. A word they say is enough for the wise.

What Nigeria needs in 2019 is a leader who can unite all Nigerians. We don’t want a parochial or divisive president like Buhari. INEC should allow the will of Nigerians to prevail. The election should be free and fair.

We need a leader that can keep Nigeria secured. Under Buhari, Nigeria is bleeding. Human lives are no longer sacred as herdsmen are now on rampage killing and maiming innocent Nigerians at will, and unfortunately, these murderous herdsmen have become sacred cows, and are being protected and shielded by President Muhammadu Buhari.

Credit: The Sun

News Headlines Nov 11, 2018. Headlines From Nigeria’s Major Newspapers

News Headlines Nov 11, 2018. Headlines From Nigeria’s Major Newspapers

Compiled by Demola Adefajo

The Punch
My invitation, quizzing by DSS not strange — Oshiomhole
I’ve never been declared mentally unstable, Sanwo-Olu tells INEC
Minimum wage: 1.5 million FG workers to earn over N2.3tn
The fire threatening to consume Oshiomhole and APC’s chances in 2019
Nigerian entertainers are too broke for me –Maryam Charles
Alleged $3.5bn diversion is $1.05bn loan to fund subsidy –NNPC
Money siphoned through NNPC more than what varsities need – ASUU President, Ogunyemi
Couple, daughter, mother-in-law die in Anambra crash
‘Why NURTW members invaded Ondo Assembly’
Power sector loses N460.3bn as generation plummets
Govt yet to initiate talks on strike – ASUU
Teachers of Benue pupils killed by their mum: It’s shocking losing three of our pupils in gruesome manner
I’ve never been declared mentally unstable, Sanwo-Olu tells INEC
Minimum wage: 1.5 million FG workers to earn over N2.3tn
The fire threatening to consume Oshiomhole and APC’s chances in 2019
Gboyega Isiaka is Ogun next governor – Obasanjo
Osun poll: Afenifere leaders clash over Omisore’s suspension
Why I post sultry pictures despite being a virgin –Adokiye
Innocent killed, Ajegunle baales detained, culprits walk freely —Victims of Lagos cult war
Police nab man using Facebook to defraud women
Gunmen release Ondo ADC chieftains, collect N15m ransom
Police arrest three for illegal baby adoption
School debunks sexual assault on Edo pupil
NAPTIP probes traffickers of out-of-school children
Customs seize 11 vehicles worth N128m
INEC warns against hate speech during campaigns
No plans to drop me as APC candidate – Shekarau
‘Any Benue person voting APC committing suicide’
Stop hate speech, Obi tells El-Rufai
Plateau PDP agrees on deputy gov, backs Useni
Power sector loses N460.3bn as generation plummets
High transaction costs discourage investors from capital market ― LSE
Ways technology is changing how we live
Electricity tariff needs to be increased soon – Fadeyibi
FG won’t accommodate vehicle expenditure, others in 2019 budget
Addressing social instability through entrepreneurship development
I work with my husband but we’ve never disagreed on money —Godrey Ogbechie
My father loved singing, especially in the shower – Sunday Awoniyi’s son
Speaker’s loyalists are noisemakers – Mohammed
Dogara made Abubakar governor of Bauchi – Tukur
I’ll increase Nigeria’s GNP to $3.5tn by 2024 — Ukonga
Manchester City are untouchable –Mourinho
Chukwueze’s form thrills Rohr ahead of Bafana clash
Argentine couple name baby River Plate
Messi returns to Barcelona squad, Dembele dropped
Leicester fans march in honour of late Thai owner
Chelsea’s Barkley fears hostile reception at Everton
How my acting career ended prematurely— Teju Babyface
I didn’t give sweeper money to attract publicity –Chika Lann
We’re set to break monopoly of Lagos as entertainment capital –Maryam Abdul
Getting close to me will tell you I’m not controversial –Shebaby
What is gallstone?
Ways technology is changing how we live
Nigeria’s .ng domain grows by 24% in 10 months
Editorial: Soccer age cheats: Lessons from Benin Republic
Impact of technology on youths
Elections and bloodshed
I support Oby Ezekwesili for President
Can Maggi really cook the difference?

The Nation
Ondo: Inside story of State Assembly crisis
PDP: Fayose, Secondus clash over Ekiti leadership tussle
Army redeploys top commanders
Primaries: Governor offered Oshiomhole $500,000 bribe in cash
My encounter with DSS, by Oshiomhole
EFCC probes Akwa Ibom over withdrawal of another N6.5b from account
Ondo: Inside story of State Assembly crisis
Air Force kills scores of Boko Haram insurgents
El’Rufai, Obi in fresh verbal exchanges over bigot label
2019: Katsina APC’s simmering crisis
JULIUS AGHAHOWA Football gave me everything in life
‘She wanted counselling on sports journalism but we found love’
PAUL POGBA: Mum behind my flamboyant fashion sense
N/Delta: N1.8tr required to cleanup 2,500 contaminated sites
Former Cadbury boss to unveil book on non-oil sector
Rainoil boss wins oil industry Man of the Year award
Nigeria can earn over N158b from pest control management
‘I believe in distributive leadership’
Infinix Note 5 stylus cuts across every profession
Singer Chidinma builds mansion for mother on 60th birthday
Anambra accident claims couple, daughter, mother-in-law
Automobile association seeks establishment of mechanic villages in Osun
Abduction: Four Catholic priests regain freedom in Delta
Nigerian engineer who won MTV Lip Sync Battle Africa
BIMBO ADEMOYE: I’ll never lobby to win awards
Beulah Quartet wow audience at the ‘Youth Be Inspired Initiative’
Davido hosts Jamaica dancehall superstar Popcaan
This generation has failed this country
PDP and the plea for forgiveness
Why Nigeria has remained highly disunited and under developed

Babalakin: FG Alone Can’t Fund University Education
Abaribe Writes Nigeria’s Envoy to Verify if NnamdiKanu is in Israel
Buhari, Obasanjo, IBB, Pay Tribute As Allison Ayida is Buried
Babalakin: FG Alone Can’t Fund University Education
Urges ASUU to return to the negotiation table
EFCC Moves to Prosecute Babachir Lawal, Drafts Charges
PCNI Empowers 400 Youths from Conflict Zones
Kaduna Archbishop: Nigeria at War with Fanatics, Kidnappers, Terrorist
Belarusian Multinational Seeks Partnership with FG, Lagos on Cable Light Rail
Nigeria Ranks Third in Premature Birth Globally
Family of Four Dies in Auto Crash in Anambra
Nigerian Entertainer, Banky W, Enters House of Representatives Race
Lawyer Asks INEC to Sanction APC Flawed Primaries
Harvard Scholar Bags Religion Awards
APC Opposes Ayade’s Plan to Impose Caretaker Committees on Councils
NNPC Drops 500 from its Workforce for Failing Promotion Test
Firm Launches National Quiz Show
‘My American Dream and Rebuilding the Nigerian Infrastructure’
Prince Charles Visit and Nigeria’s Eclectic Foreign Policy
Hamzat: Portrait of a Worthy Ally
What’s with Atiku’s Dubai Trip?
Can States Really Pay N30,000?
Shall This Cup Pass over Buhari?
Drama, Intrigues as Eighth National Assembly Enters Home Stretch
A Minute Silence for the Fixer
The Demystification of Adams Oshiohmole
Enhancing Food Security, Financial Inclusion with Anchor Borrower Programme
Supreme Court Judgment, Game-Changer for Oil-producing States
Livestock Transactions Go Online 247
Unilever Certified Africa Top Employer
Ogun Makes Headway in 2018 Cowbell Competition
Konga Excites Customers in Black Friday Sales
Chelsea Seek to Continue Unbeaten Start against Everton
Comeback Kings United Dare City at Etihad
St Saviours Ikoyi Holds Successful Kids Mini-Marathon
Odogwu: The Iroko Falls at 91
Bob-Nosa Uwagboe Plans Obituary for November 24
The Award Winning, Julian Osula Role in Community Development
Footloose and Ready to Shake
EDITORIAL: As Election Campaigns Begin…

The Sun

How we arrived at new minimum wage for Nigerian workers – Pepple, chairman, Tripartite Committee
Shi’ites/Army clashes: Let there be peace
ean Chiazor-Anishere: My karate ‘crazy’ brothers made me become a tomboy
I’m single and hot – Florence Okonkwo, actress
You’re liars, Dan Fulani to clerics who predicted Buhari’s failure in 2019
DSS invitation: My story – Oshiomhole
Shake up in Army
NAFDAC sensitises farmers against wrong application of agrochemicals
INEC attributes high cost of conducting elections to insecurity
Mrs Buhari honours airport cleaner who returned lost bag
2019: Oil politics rearing its ugly head
Benue guber: SDP warns supporters against intra-party wrangling
Iwobi reveals Emery secrets
Akusho wins 2018 Lagos Women Run
Supermodel Naomi Campbell arrives Nigeria
Mayeth’s new single, Don’t Play, thugged-out banger,’
How do I tell her I love her?
What to do when your friend’s marriage is on the rocks
“I married my husband because of his money!” (3)
Stories of RCCG Redemption Camp by Pastor Adeboye
He died after a brief illness
Dancing to Fela’s inimitable song, Open & Close
Nigerian banks biggest challenge of investors – Ikpea
Danger, uncertainty over 2019 budget Personality of the Week: Ike Ekweremadu
Winners of 2018 ANA prizes
Stringent voices and mega narratives
VP, IGP, please police hinder ease of doing business policy at Lagos ports
FG, states should urgently deal with socioeconomic problems
Malaria: Borno Govt. distributes 3.7m treated nets

Daily Trust

‘Nuts may help control weight, benefit health’
A likely boost awaits Plateau’s tourism industry
Voices of African Photography: At the intersection of identity, power and belonging
A chat with Ola Bale, Nigeria’s polystyrene sculptor
Is China burdening Africa with debt?
Oshiomhole returns, opens up on DSS quiz
ASUU strike: Why lecturers are up in arms again
Reminiscences with Hajiya Amina Isyaku Kiru
Banky W. declares for House of Reps seat
Bindow’s WAEC certificate missing as he emerges APC candidate for Adamawa guber
Nigerians are frustrated, says Obasanjo
U.S unveils new trade policy to boost investment in Nigeria, others
2019: Abubakar, Pate, Bala Mohammed, 22 others make INEC list for Bauchi governorship
36 candidates vie for Kaduna governorship
Burnley hold Leicester on an emotional day
Liverpool ‘completely dismiss’ reports club is for sale
Abuja comes alive as Carnival, 1212 unity polo tournaments berth
U.S unveils new trade policy to boost investment in Nigeria, others
Ecobank’s Rapidtransfer app offers zero fees on international transfers
Power outage at Lagos Airport will soon be over – FAAN boss
Suspected robber shot dead, others flee in Ogun
Breaking: Many feared dead as Boko haram ambush travelers
Agom Adara to be laid to rest tomorrow
I support Oby Ezekwesili for president
Is China burdening Africa with debt?
Iranian women still hoping for access to Asian club football showcase final match
French govt. impounds plane with 149 passengers
Editorial: Prince Charles in NigeriaNigerians react as El-Rufai calls Peter Obi a tribal bigot
Dangote breaks Guinness record for largest puff-puff pyramid
Between forgiveness and ‘reasoned forgetfulness’


Stop insulting Osinbajo: Yoruba group cautions Dogara, House of Reps
Osun election petition tribunal moves sitting to Abuja
Boko Haram: Army charged to sustain winning spirit against insurgents
WSO to Nigerians : Sniper causes respiratory paralyses, bad for food preservation
INEC, security agencies to mop up hidden PVCs in Benue —REC
I will continue to campaign, whether INEC publishes my name or not —Adebutu
Osun election petition tribunal moves sitting to Abuja
Abaribe’s lawyer demands Nnamdi Kanu’s status in Israel
Suspected armed robbers attack policemen, kill one, cart away rifles in Delta
Housewife: She can go after refunding N160,000 I spent on her —Husband
He always threatens to kill, cut me into pieces —Wife
Tension as robbers kill undergraduate over cell phone in Yenagoa
10 ways to hear from God regularly
Hymn Stories: My Jesus I Love Thee
Revolution imminent in Nigeria —Akande
African Church primate identifies eight indicators of unhealthy church
Atoyebi laments proliferation of churches
Cleric warns Nigerians against selling their conscience
APC’s ongoing self-immolation
My daughter wants to see her father •Davido’s alleged baby mama cries out
IMN: Before another descent into darkness
2019: PDP contesting against INEC, not Buhari —Okupe
Ogun 2019: Gale of endorsements as Ogun West royal fathers unite on Isiaka

The Guardian

We need pedestrian bridge at Toyota Bus stop, Ladipo traders beg Ambode
2019: Opposition insists government using SIPs to induce votes
Oshiomhole returns from ‘exile,’ admits seeing DSS
Macron urges leaders at WWI ceremony to ‘build hope, not fear’
Police stop protesters approaching Trump motorcade in Paris
Poland marks independence centenary amid tensions
Bangladesh opposition says will contest election
Clashes reach residential streets in Yemen’s Hodeida
Osun governorship election tribunal relocates to Abuja
Mourinho takes swipe at Aguero ahead of City clash
A fortnight of tennis mixed grill
80 golfers for Southern Sun Ikoyi tournament
Onyekuru ecstatic over Super Eagles’ call up
Lloris ‘one of the best’ for Pochettino as Spurs grind out another win
Alcacer fires Dortmund past beleaguered Bayern to maintain Bundesliga lead
King Siblings: Kemi and Remi Adetiba
Listen: Yard And Chill By Mr Eazi
Tekashi69 With the N16,402,500 Smile
Watch: Moment Gunmen Shot At Tekashi69 And Kanye West
Negative sentiments, socio-economic uncertainties lull capital market buoyancy
Avuru: Government must stimulate private sector growth to attract more IPOs
Editoria: ASUU, strike and future of education
Give credit unto who the credit belongs
The bounty that is Film Africa
Yoruba: Time to speak truth to power – Part 3
Now a father in-law and awaiting grandpa
USA and midterm global reset
Who will bell the cat?
Ebun Clark: The matriarch and her two Idols
After NAFEST, NCAC ready for INAC expo
With Midnight Hotel, Osofisan takes a panoramic view of governance, leadership
Duke of Shomolu Production tells the Lagos story in ‘Oba Eshugbayi’
Healthy eating, physical exercise to mitigate diabetes
Fight pneumonia with good hygiene, strong immunity


Child Education In Throes As 24 States Shun N51bn UBEC Fund
I Was Not Arrested, Detained By DSS – Oshiomhole
Averted Labour Strike Saves Nigeria N5.6bn Daily Losses
FG Implements BRISIN To Address Unemployment In Nigeria
49 Candidates To Contest Sokoto Governorship Poll
Dariye And Intrigues Over Plateau Central Seat
NAF Air Strike Kills Several Boko Haram Terrorists
Bauchi APC And The Conspiracy Of Silence
Google Doodle Celebrates Christy Essien-Igbokwe’s 58th Posthumous Birthday
Shehu Sani Tasks Leaders On Sacrifice, Transparency
KEDCO Assures Consumers of Adequate Power Supply
I Am Not Supporting Atiku – Bukar
Why Corruption Festers In Nigeria – Kukah
Industrialising Northern Nigeria: Borno’s Surprising Example
6 Years After: Mentally Challenged Family Of 5 Gets Succour
Philip Emeagwali: ‘The Bill Gates Of Africa’
Symptoms That Point To High Blood Pressure
Students, Various Groups Demand Justice For Ochanya
I Am Not Supporting Atiku – Bukar
MTN’s $10bn Nigeria Fine May Threaten SA’s Financial Stability
Ekundayo’s Drive For Safe Investments
Mainone Links MEST Incubator With High-Speed Internet
MTN Recognised For Compliance At NITDA Awards
2019: US Advocates Fair, Transparent, Credible Polls
Dariye And Intrigues Over Plateau Central Seat
2019: Fayose’s Battle For Relevance And PDP’s Shaky Stance In S’ West
Katsina Guber: Can PDP Unseat Gov Masari?
Rohr Hails Club Form Of Nigerian Players
Maiden Football Reality Show To Kickoff In 15 States
Manchester Derby: City Battle United At Etihad
Golf FCT Chair Vows To Reposition The Game
Rhema Effiom Emerges New Miss Indigenous Nigeria 2018
Kirk Franklin, Travis Greene,Midnight Crew, Others To Headline
I Am A Very Natural Person – Anyafulu
When One Relationship Ends
EDITORIAL: Towards Ensuring Safe Motherhood
APC Industrialisation Scorecard: When Facts Speak Loud
Appreciating WHO Responses To Cholera Outbreak In North East
Oba Of Benin To Prince Charles, Facilitate Return Of Our Artefacts
Onyeama Heads FG’s Delegation To Guinea Bissau Ahead Of Elections
Concerns Over Rise Of Political Thuggery

New Telegraph

I didn’t collect money from anyone –Oshiomhole
Shake up: Army redeploys 103 senior officers
Minimum Wage: How FG dribbled Labour
You lack capacity to stop radio Biafra, IPOB tells FG
2019: Obasanjo backs Isiaka to succeed Amosun
APC, botched dynasty, fears
Neither Buhari nor Atiku is good enough for Nigeria –Onuora
‘Atiku ‘ll wipe away Nigerians’ tears’
Otasanya-Martins advocate better deal for Nigerian workers
Customs impounds12exotic cars, 1,233 bags of foreign rice worth N240m
Missing candidates: 20 opposition parties bemoan Zamfara APC over crisis
Oshiomhole is doing a great job, says Sen. Barau
2019: Sokoto Govt applauds INEC over voters’ register
Rondon double earns Newcastle victory Unhealthy toilets: What female undergraduates do to stay off infections –Investigation
Osun: State of the gods
Day ghosts came in pair
2019: We must disrupt Nigeria’s low equilibrium politics –Ezekwesili
Sanwo-Olu courts Christian leaders ahead of 2019 elections
Ugwuanyi has returned government to the people –Ogbodo
I was one of the first to wear Kembe –Hon. Dayo Bush
Focus is the key
NB, FRSC hold rally on “Don’t Drink and Drive” campaign
NASS to partner Maritime Media on Deep Seaport workshop
Price of foodstuffs’ll fall after 2019 elections –Consumers
Minimum wage: Inflation set to hit 20%
Akpeyi targets Eagles goalkeeper position SPORTS8 hours agoCity, United in royal rumble in Manchester Enyeama, Schmeichel and 10 iconic goalkeepers who scored goals
EDITORIAL: Universities’ unaccredited courses, a time bomb
I love smart men –Keira Hewatch


Keeping Silent In The Face Of Tyranny
CAN Crisis: NCEF Says Investigation Was A Sham
Nigeria’s New Minimum Wage: Too Much To Ask?
I Don’t Care What You Think Of Me -Ujunwa Mandy Obi
Agonies Of Teenage Girls Married Off To Men Old Enough To Be Their Fathers
The Day Of The Piano Teacher
It’s A Season Of Miracles
The Power To Get Wealth (1)
Oil Firm Donates Relief Materials To Flood Victims In Delta Community
Rose May Alaba Teams Up With Mayorkun On ’50/50 Loving’
SCARY! Tuberculosis May Be At Your Doorsteps
‘One Of The First Things That Connected Us Was That We Were Both Orphans’
We Are At War With Fanatics, Kidnappers – Kaduna Bishop
On Whose Side Is Obasanjo?
We Need A Fourth Tier Of Government Comprising Traditional Rulers —Oba Ajayi
The Bearer Of The Trident Of Victory
Updated: My encounter with DSS, by Oshiomhole
How does the circumstance El Rufai referred to relate to bigotry ? – Peter Obi
Okorocha calls for the arrest of Oshiomole
Stop sermonizing, answer your N33bn corruption allegation, PDP tells Osinbajo
Untold fears of S’South govs
Gulak recalls moment trouble started in Imo primarie
Finally, Oshiomhole speaks on his meeting with DSS
Rivers 2019: How Amaechi convinced me to run as APC candidate —Tonye Cole
GANDUJE: Mixed reactions as lawmakers insist on probe despite court order
Atiku has not been tried but voting for Buhari again would eclipse Nigeria – Olisa Agbakoba
Tunji Abayomi mulls defection from APC
1,000 issues that delayed road to Akpabio’s town – Inyangeyen
Bosso keeps Pillars waiting
Wuraola Ojo Golf tourney: First pro title excites Aboy
Rivers Utd stranded after South East/South South pre-season tourney
Mistakes cost me Eagles’ first choice spot – Akpeyi
Junior Lokosa seals China move
The mistress at her husband’s funeral!
Men don’t like it when they get a dose of their medicine!
Lagos Film Academy secures funding, announces competition
Singer Chidinma builds mansion for mother on 60th birthday
Treat telecom infrastructure as collective heritage, NCC urges Nigerians
There’s no one in charge in Nigeria — Fasehun

News Headlines Nov 8, 2018. Headlines From Nigeria’s Major Newspapers

News Headlines Nov 8, 2018. Headlines From Nigeria’s Major Newspapers

Compiled by Demola Adefajo

The Punch
Minimum wage: Labour reacts as FG denies approving N30,000
Dismissed banker raids ATM gallery, steals N14m
We’re unaware of Oshiomhole’s grilling by DSS, says APC
120 lawyers to defend suspected killers of Alkali
Ekweremadu: Senate dismisses police burglary claim, alleges cover-up
Transmission line collapse causes power outage in Sokoto, others
Rains wreaked havoc on refinery site — Dangote
Rowdy session as Senate probes Buhari’s SIF, Jonathan’s SURE-P
Senators blame Federal Govt for ASUU strike
Emir says Nigeria needs change
2019 polls: Senate slashes power, health, education, presidency funds
I killed my mother, slept with her corpse for money ritual – Suspect
I met mind-boggling mismanagement on assumption of office –Buhari
Surety arraigned for suspect’s disappearance
ASUU strike: Issues in contention
Bademosi: Ondo town cancels 2018 Ekimogun festival
Passenger slumps, dies at Lagos airport
We’re unaware of Oshiomhole’s grilling by DSS, says APC
Strike: Resolve issues with ASUU, Senate tells FG
EFCC arraigns ex-police paymaster, others for N1.3bn fraud
Gunmen abduct four Catholic priests in Delta
Police nab eight suspected trans-border car snatchers
Command dismisses drunken policeman in Lagos
South-East govs have failed woefully — Pro-Biafra agitators
US institute denies predicting 2019 presidential poll outcome
I won’t abandon inherited projects, says Fayemi
Cumulative states’ IGR records astronomical leap, says FIRS
US election: Dead brothel owner wins landslide in Nevada
South-East govs want alleged assassination attempt on Ekweremadu probed
National Assembly transmits amended electoral bill to Buhari
Faulty microphones force House of reps to adjourn
Rains wreaked havoc on refinery site — Dangote
MTN, Nigeria’s $10bn dispute risk to South Africa’s financial system – Bank
Prince Charles visits British Council, commends digital entrepreneurs
FG set to open fresh bid for Lagos container terminal
Refineries’ upgrade suffers delay, NNPC records N68bn loss
Gallant Dolphins lose Zenith league final to First Bank
Champions League: Benzema brace helps Real Madrid maul Plzen
Man City shrug off FFP furore to hit Shakhtar 6-0
JUST IN: Late own goal hands Man United dramatic win at Juventus
Floyd Mayweather cancels Japan kickboxing fight
Ex-BBN star survives ghastly accident
Akinrowo, Ibru unite Hollywood and Nollywood in Caged in the Creeks
Mum taught me to be bold – Ibrahim Chatta
Wike unveils plan for tourism development in Rivers
Consumption of energy drink may disrupt vascular function –Study
AIDS highest cause of death in Asokoro hospital
What you need to know about fructose intolerance
Editorial: Maximising revenue sources, potential
Nigerian Army’s ideology of sorrow, tears and blood
Ending obnoxious Osu caste in Igboland
Party primaries and Nigerian women’s cry for justice

The Nation
Ekweremadu threatens to release video clip of ‘assassination attempt’
Police confirm abduction of four Catholic priests in Delta
How N28.2b Ecological Fund was looted, by AGF
Buhari, Atiku clash over N30,000 minimum wage
‘Why Buhari must keep his word’
OPEC output cuts likely next year
Senate in rowdy session over move to probe NSIP, Sure-P
Fed Govt opposes bail for suspected illegal arms importers
Nigeria saves billions through vaccination annually – WHO
264 persons died in Mambilla Plateau crisis – Ishaku
Suspected killers of Kaduna monarch arrested
NNPC records crude oil, gas export of $470m in August
Alaghodaro: Waje, Mayorkun to inspire Edo youths at concert
Senator urges Wike to respect Rivers monarchs
Super Eagles invitation shocks Afelokahi
Transfer Rumours: Agu comfortable at Setubal
Mikel out for rest of season
Arsenal no longer priority for Dangote
Amuneke recalls age cheat battle as Eaglets coach
Ighalo injured in Yatai’s 2-2 draw against Tianjin
NNPC earns $470m from crude oil, gas export in August
Ilesa New Town: reviving rural urbanisation
Insider threat costs Nigeria $194m
Critical questions to ask before selling land
How we grew IGR, by Edo, Kaduna, Kwara
Agusto assigns Bbb-rating to Anchor Insurance
Drunk police inspector sacked
NGO solicits improved awareness on women’s health
Ooni to celebrate Moremi in Lagos
FEC approves N12.6b for Immigration Service new data centre, others
School drivers ‘sexually assault’ pupil
‘Director’ faces N6.6m theft charged’
‘Proliferation of taxes our major challenge’
Winning big with coding initiative
Foundation plans libraries in 1,299 Anambra schools
UNILAG unveils Nigeria-China Institute
LCCI, UNIFOAM, others reward excellent essayists
Current affairs quiz tests Lagos pupils
Talking around, talking in circles (I)
Simi releases new song, “Lovin
Buhari Mourns Sunny Odogwu
Why music is the only thing I can do, by Emex E.O.T
UK based Nigerian rapper plans come back
MTV EMA: Ladies moment, as Camila Cabello, Tiwa Savage, Janet Jackson shine
Female genital mutilation victims develop sexual problems later’
More intrigues ahead 2019

Trouble Ahead as FG Says Buhari Yet to Decide on Minimum Wage
US Institute Denies Predicting Victory for Buhari in 2019
Kachikwu: Nigeria’s Oil Output Hits 2.2mbpd Early 2019
Crude oil rebounds to $73 over Russia, Saudi output cut talks
StanChart Facilitates First World Bank ‘Blue Bond’
Access Bank Supports Creative Industry
US Institute Denies Predicting Victory for Buhari in 2019
Polls Budget: Senate Makes U-Turn, Approves Virement from MDAs’ Appropriation
CBN Warns on Emerging Threats in Banking System
Buhari: We Are Trying to Organise Nigeria After Mind-boggling Mismanagement
N’Assembly Transmits Amended Electoral Bill to Buhari
Again, Gunmen Abduct Four Catholic Priests in Delta
ECOWAS Earmarks $46,000 for Proposed Single Currency
DSS Parades Six Suspects over Murder of Kaduna Traditional Ruler
Again, Court Denies El-Zakyzaky Bail
Nigeria will Overcome Insecurity Problems, Sultan Assures
IG Dismisses Drunken Lagos Policeman
Imo APGA Suspends State Chairman over Alleged Financial Rascality
The Case for a Clean Administrator for Gombe
‘In Imo, There is Distrust Against the State Government’
‘If I Don’t Run, Our People Will Boycott the 2019 Elections’
Buried in a Heap of Refuse
Access Bank Supports Creative Industry
GSMA Warns against 5G Risk, Seeks Govts’ Support for Spectrum
Nwosu: Adoption of Digital Archiving Technology Still Low in Nigeria
Unending Adjustment in TSA Tariff
HMD Global Introduces Nokia 7.1
Lagos Seeks Partnership to Develop Innovation Cluster
Falcons’ AWCON 2018 Budget Not Released Yet
No money to clear kits at MMIA, pay allowances
Amangbo Promises More Support as First Bank Retains Title
Ighalo Injured, Doubtful for South Africa Clash
Champions League: Man United Fight-back to Beat Juvetus in Turin
In-form Arsenal Eyeing Europa Knockout Spot
Infantino Plays Down Hope of Expanded World Cup
NOC Rolls Out Red Carpet for Abuja Investiture Night
The Rise Fund Leads $5 Million Series A Investment in SystemOne

The Sun

Police under fire over attack on Ekweremadu
I didn’t know it was Ekweremadu’s house we went to rob – Suspect
Tony Anenih: Senate pushes for national burial, honour
Tackling the menace of air pollution
2019: Senators clash over vote-buying
‘God don butter my bread’, Prince Charles speaks pidgin in Lagos
New minimum wage: Buhari’ll decide after studying recommendation – FG
Peer review: Edo, Kwara, Kaduna states record about 400% IGR increase in 3 years
Imo guber: APGA ticket was not for highest bidder – Araraume
Okorocha underestimates his unpopularity –Uzodinma
Lagos guber: Sanwo-Olu will emerge victorious – Akintelure
2019 Presidency: No alternative to Buhari – Agu
Akwa Ibom PDP leader defies gov, defects to APC
Heritage Bank: Credit schemes ’ll drive farming output
FG to guard against end-of-year fuel scarcity –DPR
Africa airlines post 6.0% rise in passenger traffic –IATA
Nigeria tops Africa’s remittances inflows, says Emefiele
NDIC commited to safeguard of depositors’ funds -MD
Oracle from the caliphate
Congratulate on/upon, not for
Cultural conservation, historic preservation sites, monuments and text on slave routes in Abia State
Higher philosophy of Christian marriage (2)
Reasons for writing my polygamy series (2)
Is president Buhari’s travel ban on Nigerians constitutional? (2)
Ghana trade crisis: ECOWAS urges Nigerian traders to have confidence in its crisis resolution arrangement
Three siblings, six others arrested for robbery in Ogun
Kidnapped children released in Cameroon, 2 teachers still held
UN calls for peaceful, credible polls in Somalia regional state
Uganda starts Ebola vaccination for high-risk health workers
NMA raises alarm over fake medical reports
Ogun: Police arrest 23 suspected cultists at initiation ground
Blockchain technology and agriculture
Resolving wage crisis by aligning with leaders’ pay
Clash of cultures revisited
ASUU strike: Issues in contention
Naval Chief applauds visit of Prince Charles


Senate Recants, Moves Funds From 30 MDAs To Finance 2019 Polls
Dutch Firm Invests N144bn In Kogi Agriculture
IGP Orders Sack Of Drunken Police Officer In Lagos
APC Refutes ‘Arrest’ of Oshiomhole By DSS
“Return Our Stolen Artifacts” – Oba Of Benin Tells Prince Charles
Saraki Reshuffles 4 Committee Chairmen
Immunisation Remains Free, Safe – NPHCDA
Education Will End Early Marriages – Aisha Buhari
No Cover-up In Ekweremadu’s House Invasion Case – Police
oAMCON, Banks Plan Clamp Down On Oil Marketers Over N650bn Debt
Senate In Minor Committee Chairmen Shake-up
EDITORIAL: Strikes And The Education Sector
Kaduna Court Orders Reinstatement Of 77 District Heads
NDE Begins Skills Training For Youths In 9 States
Settle ASUU Demands, Senate Tells FG
Minimum Wage: States Should Pay Based On Income Level – el-Rufai
Naira Loses Marginally Against Dollar At Investors’ Window
“I’ll Buy Another Club If Arsenal Won’t Be Sold To Me” – Dangote
Heritage Bank Invests In Agric For Economic Growth, Diversification
TCN Promises Restoration Of Power To Sokoto, Gusau In 2 Weeks
APC Chieftains Alleges Plot To Factionalise Party In Bauchi State
Assassination Attempt On Ekweremadu: Atiku, Saraki, Other PDP Leaders Not Safe, Frank Says
Primaries: No Guber Candidate In Bauchi, APC Stakeholders Allege
CyclingLagos: Abuja, Calabar To Host Event In 2019 — Organisers
Lakers Sign C Chandler
Fans Of Reality Star, Alex Unusual Lead Cancer Awareness On Twitter, IG
Kwara Politics And Verdict Of History Kaduna Court Orders Reinstatement Of 77 District Heads
Alleged Killers Of Kaduna Monarch Nabbed
DSS Grills Oshiomhole Over APC Primaries
Court Denies El-Zakzaky Bail
Kaduna Govt. Welcomes Arrests Of Agom Adara Killers, Insists On Diligent Prosecution

Daily Trust

After two rounds of DSS interrogation: Oshiomhole takes off for USA
APC, PDP senators clash over FG’s social intervention fund
…Presidency tackles Olujimi over claim on SIP
FEC approves N11bn for fire fighting trucks, tech building
Buhari swears in CCB chair, 29 others
Southeast Governors reject police report on security incident at Ekweremadu residence
Passenger slumps, dies at Lagos airport
One dies, as Customs intercepts military truck-head in Ogun
2,000 PVCs seized from expatriates in Lagos
Saraki reshuffles c’ttees, appoints Ndume chair
Sokoto APC, N’West vice chair differ over suspension
Ahead President Buhari Golf Cup, what you must know about handicap
Oboh third in Morocco pre-qualifying
Dennerby picks Oshoala, Ordega, Chikwelu, 18 others for AWCON 2018
Africa Investment Forum strikes $208trn investment deals
‘Africa accounts for only 15% of continent’s $1trn global trade’
Oil, gas export rose by $78m in August, NNPC says
2018 budget to address schools infrastructure – FCT SEB boss
Karu ‘okada’ riders deplore robbery attacks
FCT Yoruba chiefs seek recognition
Nigeria, MTN and pseudo-nationalism
Have we lost the battle to evil?
Readers must be heard
Of Kwara, Prof Oba and verdict of history
Isah Ashiru as a grassroots man
ASUU strike: Issues in contention
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CAMEROON: Child hostages released by kidnappers
UNITED STATES: Somali refugee elected to US Congress
MADAGASCAR Elections: Rivals vie for presidency
Editorial: Chief Anthony Anenih [1933-2018]
Digitization: Huawei to launch public cloud in South Africa
City Brain AI tames urban problems in China
Reps moves to remove age barrier in government employment
ASUU Strike: Academic activities paralysed in LASU
How N50m Taraba rice farm was destroyed 10 days to harvest
Things farmers ignore when growing onions
Rearing quail birds is lucrative – Expert
Unilorin students resist fees increase
‘Many school children can’t speak mother tongue’
NECO illegal card deal takes new twist in Nasarawa
Civil society urges Senate to reconstitute adhoc panel on Hajj
Court orders re-instatement of District Heads removed by Gov El-Rufai
N21.4bn fraud charge: Court reserves ruling against Amosu, others for Nov. 13 on amended charge
Orji Kalu given 7 days ultimatum to appear in court
FCT Health gets new secretary
Flutterwave hires CEO, director
Conoil appoints Kheterpal as acting managing director

New Telegraph

I inherited a mismanaged Nigeria- Buhari
Ekweremadu: Senate, S’East govs reject Police’s claim
APC Primaries: How govs put Oshiomhole in trouble
I Killed My Mother, Slept With Her Corpse For Money Ritual- 18 Year Old Boy
Police dismiss drunken officer caught on video
INEC begins display of voters’ register in Borno — REC
INEC displays 1.9m provisional voters register for verification in Sokoto
PHOTOS: SSS parades allege killers of Southern Kaduna traditional ruler
Respite for homeless 70-year-old
Traditional rulers urge Buhari to intervene in Innoson, GTB rift
Why ex-Niger Delta militants, youths must embrace change, by Dokubo
A’Ibom deputy gov, others attacked in Akpabio’s country home
Kaduna riot: I was attacked, abandoned for dead –Journalist
Again, court denies El-Zakzaky, wife bail, fixes Jan 22 for trial
FEC approves N12.66bn for Prison vehicles, fire equipment
S‘Africa v Nigeria: Nwosu charges Iwobi over Eagles’ No.10 role
NIGCOMSAT re-strategizes for $268bn satellite market
FEC approves N12.66bn for Prison vehicles, fire equipmen
New Telegraph Awards: I’m motivated to serve more, says Dickson
Ooni, others for maiden Okeagbe Day
Lagos police command dismisses drunken inspector
Man rapes pastor’s nine-year-old daughter to death
Four Catholic priests abducted in Delta
Father sells 19-year-old son for N15m
Amnesty says executions of Saudi Shi’ite Prisoners imminent MORE
Bucknor-Akerele: Buhari’s administration has failed Nigerians
Isiaka: Last man standing for Ogun West agenda
Osinbajo highlights SMEs’ input to national devt
NNPC raked in $470m, remits N128.4bn to Federation Account in August
Sham primaries’ll limit choices in 2019 –Nwankwo
CBN: Domestic debt servicing cost hits N941.9bn in H1 2018
Somefun: Top Asian firm, others eye Unity Bank
Leveraging Fintech for financial inclusion
Chukwueze’ll add depth to Eagles, says Rohr
Eagles to enjoy Stephen Keshi Stadium – Pinnick
Ighalo injured, doubtful for South Africa clash
StarTimes to beam Europa League matches live
Top 10 Richest Musicians in Ghana
EDITORIAL: Eagles: Beyond the AFCON qualifiers
Murderous rage of domestic servants
NSE records midweek loss
South-East and Buhari’s fairness
Sultan canvasses dialogue for security challenges
UNILAG VC seeks Nigeria, China’s partnership for mutual growth
INEC: We’re ready for free, fair election in Delta

The Guardian
PCL unveils calendar for digital learning, classroom training
Kano APC plot to replace Shekarau thickens
Adeboye tasks Nigerians on contentment, peace
Stakeholders task government on early diagnosis of HIV/AIDS in infants
Nine-year-old raped to death in church
Stakeholder wants CBN to reconsider plans to recapitalise microfinance banks
Global Quality Awards holds today
Police sack inspector for drinking on duty
FG urges Canada investors to develop home-grown solution
Oshoala, Ebi head Super Falcons’ Ghana 2019 squad
C&S beats CKC, United for Christ League kicks off
Late own goal hands Man Utd dramatic win at Juventus
Oshoala, Oparanozie headlines list of Super Falcons for AWCON 2018
Atletico gain sweet revenge by cruising past Dortmund
Ecobank offers zero Fees on international transfers with the Rapidtransfer App
Editorial: When it’s not presidential faux pas
Resolving wage crisis by aligning with leaders’ pay
Politics and creative industry in Ogun State
Peter Obi as Atiku’s joker – Part 2


Court Orders Closure Of 5 Banks In Imo Over Ohakim’s Entitlements
Ohanaeze, Udeogaranya Mourn Ojukwu Jnr, Sunny Odogwu
Gas Flaring Regulations: Why Penalties Should Be Paid To Communities — Lawyers, Stakeholders
Mourinho Hails ‘Fantastic’ Comeback As United Steal Ronaldo Thunder
Steer Clear Of VAT, It’s States’ Affair, El-Rufai Tells FG
Name National Construction Institute After Anenih, Senate Urges FG
Photos: Prince Charles, Ghana And Nigerian Tradition Rulers
Fake Herbalist Allegedly Swindles Woman Of N14,500 For Charm
PRIMARIES: Why Ondo Aspirants Took Oshiomole, INEC To Court
PLATEAU LG Poll Controversy: Youths Prevent Chairmen From Settling Down
IFAD-VCDP Donates N50m Relief Items, Inputs To Farmers Affected By Flood
Power Outage Disrupts Operations At Lagos Airport
NACC, Facebook Empower 50 Nigerian SMEs
NNPC Earns $470m From Oil, Gas Export In One Month
Access To Education: Simba Group Donates 24 Bicycles To School Girls
Why We’re Using Local Capacity To Impact Society —Danbatta, NCC Boss
Electoral Act Provisions On Donation To Candidates Unrealistic — Adedipe, SAN
ASUU strike: Honour agreements reached with lecturers now, Senate tells FG
Intrigues, threats that led to N30,000 minimum wage
ILLEGAL GRAZING: LASG seizes 30 cows, 10 rams, warns herdsmen
Oshiomhole’s tango with DSS worsens APC crisis
National Assembly vows to veto presidency on NOSDRA bill
How you dey?, Prince Charles speaks ‘pidgin’ in Lagos
Senate sets up C’tee to investigate Social Intervention Fund, Sure- P

Tinubu told to review stance on Oshiomhole to avert APC collapse
Breaking: Gunman held as Ekweremadu, wife, son, escape assassination attempt
Why Atiku, PDP’re meeting in Dubai
NHIS has been an abysmal failure – Usman Yusuf
Afro-pop legend, 2Baba, cries as wife, baby mama reconcile
PLATEAU LG poll controversy: Youths prevent chairmen from settling down
Read Nigerian Senate’s proceedings of November 7th, 2018
Infrastructure, healthcare two areas where Congress can unite – Trump
US election : I could fire everybody right now – Trump
Ronaldo frustated as Juve ‘gift’ United victory
Man United stun Juventus as City, Madrid win big
Mikel out for rest of Season
S.Africa coach targets early penalty against Nigeria
Yemi Alade, Flavour spark off romance rumour
Trouble looms as Chioma comes under attack for Davido’s loss to Tiwa at MTV EMA
D Large drops new tune, ‘Badda’
Fela’s daughter attacks celebrities for not speak against bad governance
Viral `Agbada’: Ebuka Obi-Uchendu’s designer hits it big
NACC, Facebook empower 50 Nigerian SMEs
DSS arrests 6 suspected killers of Maiwada Galadima, Kaduna Monarch
How public varsities increase fees in defiance of FG directives
Oshodi Transport Interchange now at 83 % completion stage
Nigeria to benefit from Google AI lab in Ghana
Only original idea can salvage the problems of healthcare — EXPERTS

News Headlines Nov 7, 2018. Headlines From Nigeria’s Major Newspapers

News Headlines Nov 7, 2018. Headlines From Nigeria’s Major Newspapers

Compiled by Demola Adefajo

The Punch

I’m committed to giving Nigeria new minimum wage soon – Buhari
Opposition kicks as gunmen attack Ekweremadu’s home
Customers beat up Interswitch agent over N2m failed transactions
Prince Charles cancels trip to Jos over security concerns
Immigration official, two others remanded for forging documents
Family accuses DSS of killing kidnap suspect
‘It’s time to rescue Tiv nation’
Gunmen abduct three health workers in Nasarawa
NOC to honour six Nigerians in Abuja
I’ll buy another club if Kroenkedoesn’t sell Arsenal – Dangote
WIMBIZ empowers 105,555 women
NADEF hails Atiku for funding amputee football
Ahly star banned from CCL final
Confusion in OAU as ASUU strike divides lecturers
ASUU strike not in Nigeria’s interest – Don
16 soldiers missing after Boko Haram clash
DPO used tear gas on me, called me a prostitute – Rape victim
We can’t meet ASUU’s demands now — FG
EFCC seeks forfeiture order on Amosu’s N2.2bn
Nnamdi Kanu threatens to expose Buhari
Buhari endorses N30,000 minimum wage
PHOTOS: Nigerian monarchs visit Prince Charles in Abuja
Customers beat up Interswitch agent over N2m failed…
Gang members vandalise SUV, steal iPhone, others
Cop’s killing: Lagos residents fault police, condemn arrests
Ondo youths shut NDDC office over abandoned projects
NDLEA arrests 230, seizes 4.3 tonnes of drugs
Two varsity students drown in river while taking selfies
10-year-old girl allegedly murders baby
Gunmen kill man, abduct daughter in Katsina
Imo deputy gov hails judiciary
APC loses four more Reps to defection
Buhari meets APC senators over party crisis
Onyeama leads FG’s special envoy to Guinea Bissau ahead of elections
Migrants unwittingly take centre stage in US vote
82-year-old American woman dies days after voting for the first time
Voters crowd polling stations as US delivers verdict on Trump
Senate probes NNPC over ‘diverted’$1bn NLNG dividend
Avoiding risks while making ATM cash deposit
2019 budget: Buhari writes NASS, demands timely MTEF passage
Power distributors owe NBET N159bn in five months
Ponzi schemes drive investors away from capital market – Experts
Undeclared crude: FG closes case in $110m suit against Agip
NOC to honour six Nigerians in Abuja
I’ll buy another club if Kroenkedoesn’t sell Arsenal – Dangote
NADEF hails Atiku for funding amputee football
Ahly star banned from CCL final
Mikel’s absence won’t affect Eagles –Chukwu
Dolphins end MFM dream run, qualify for Zenith final
Partial compliance in varsities as ASUU begins strike
Has in stock or has in store? Fairing well or faring well?
Decay in CoEs detrimental to qualitative teacher education —COEASU
‘Fund education sector to meet UN standard’
Actor Idris Elba named People’s ‘Sexiest Man Alive’
US rapper Mac Miller died of drug overdose —Coroner
Camila Cabello sweeps MTV Europe awards
Exclusive breastfeeding improves the child’s brain – Nutritionists
Consumption of energy drink may disrupt vascular function –Study
Pairing cell phone with your car using Bluetooth
World Wide Web inventor wants new ‘contract’ to make web safe
Airtel, Glo battle for second place in telecoms industry
Internet freedom worsens in Nigeria —Report
Editorial: Stopping Army-Shiites’ bloody clashes
Party primaries and Nigerian women’s cry for justice
Halting the decline in external reserves
Fasua’s N15bn budget proposal

The Nation
Prince Charles meets with traditional rulers in Abuja
Ekweremadu’s home incident ‘is burglary’
Sunny Odogwu dies at 87
Workers excited as Buhari accepts N30,000 proposal
I’m fully committed to having new National Minimum Wage, says Buhari
President insists on $1.04b Malabu Oil suspects trial
Minimum wage: Hope brightens for workers
Alleged $5m bribe: Kano Assembly probe panel to appear before court
Olawepo-Hashim to reposition economy
Emmanuel deserves second term, says aide
‘If elected senator, I will push for restructuring’
‘KOWA has no pact with APC’
Buhari promises improved remuneration for teachers
2019: Saraki confident of Atiku’s victory
Pre season tourney: Rivers United, Abia Warriors through to Semi-final
Gold Cup: Pillars begin title defence against Phoenix ASC
Three to represent Nigeria at West Africa Triathlon Championship
Ikpeba shares Leicester City’s grief, remembers late wife
Osinbajo delivers keynote address at IoD confab
Dangote Sinotruk automobile eyes 60% capacity, 3000 jobs
NDIC assures 100% coverage of depositors in failed MFBs
Nigeria records reduced rice import
PenCom, PFAs pay N10.6b to 25,629 out- of-job contributors
Reps: AMCON Amendment Bill coming
Five women delivered of babies inside BRT vehicles
I’m dying please help, says man diagnosed with kidney failure
‘$200m scam’: Defunct Spring Bank depositors protest in court
Man remanded for alleged attempted rape
Court convicts yam thief
‘I killed my neighbor because I do not forgive easily’
Why music is the only thing I can do, by Emex E.O.T
UK based Nigerian rapper plans come back
MTV EMA: Ladies moment, as Camila Cabello, Tiwa Savage, Janet Jackson shine
Video: Tiwa Savage wins Best African Act at MTV EMA
MTV EMA 2018: Exciting things that happen backstage
Why Nigeria’s Hauwa Ojeifo could not make last night’s MTV Awards
Benefits of Bitterkola
Of Oko-croach and the incest in Imo
Anenih’s unsung wonder

Buhari: I’m ‘Depressed and Distressed’ by Ethno-religious Killings
Tripartite Committee Arrives State House to Present Report to Buhari
Prince Charles Arrives Abuja
FG Commends Risk Managers
Active Kids Rocked at MTN 2018 Kids Mini Marathon
Insurers Urged to Develop Affordable Products
Liverpool Shocked by Red Star Belgrade
Gas Exporting Countries to Discuss Global Outlook
Leadway Pensure PFA Wins Awards
‘We Have Enough Specialised Skills to Develop Nigeria’
NAHCO Consolidates Growth
Lukaku Misses Training ahead Juventus Clash
MTN Partners Firms on Device Financing Scheme
NIRSAL Facilitates $373m Loan to Agric Sector
Absence of Finance, Bane of Mining Sector’s Growth, Says FG
‘Nigeria Not against ACFTA’
Sterling Bank Marks World Savings Day
Long-term Funding Needed to Develop Gas Infrastructure, Says Mgbenwelu
On the Luke Out for His People
Stop Misinterpreting Loyalty to Fayemi as Betrayal, Say PDP Lawmakers
688,972 PVCs yet to Be Collected in Kano, Says INEC
Four House of Reps Members Dump APC
Guinness Brings Rio Ferdinand to Nigeria
Ghana 2018: Super Falcons off to Abidjan for final camping

The Sun

Dogara reacts to assassination attempt on Ekweremadu and family
‘Assassination attempt’: It’s burglary, suspect in custody, say police
New minimum wage: President forwards N30,000 bill to NASS
Candidates’ list: Ogun PDP urges INEC to ignore Secondus
2019 polls under threat – INEC
465,200 PVCs unclaimed in Delta, Taraba
Senate probes alleged assassination on Ekweremadu, family
Amnesty Office set to showcase beneficiaries’ trades
2019: We have capacity to mobilise for Atiku/Obi in Diaspora – Adimachukwu
No court of law has declared Atiku corrupt – Garba
Buhari, Atiku not good for Nigeria – Sani
SDP crisis: Gana asks court to disqualify Duke as presidential candidate
Akwa Ibom: Why Emmanuel deserves to be re-elected – Inyangeyen, Works commissioner
Senate probes NNPC diversion of $1.05bn NLNG dividend
Nigeria tops African countries remittances inflows, says Emefiele
Loan portfolio’ll gulp N400m of our new funds – Okafor, May & Baker bos
America’s $1.3bn investment in Nigeria threatened – Consul General
Dollar ends winning streak before elections, Euro struggles
2019 Elections: NYSC says corps members will not work in volatile regions
Higher philosophy of Christian marriage (2)
Reasons for writing my polygamy series (2)
Is president Buhari’s travel ban on Nigerians constitutional? (2)
Making Abuja a true centre of unity and tourism
APC primaries: There is fire on the mountain
The Shiites and their reputation
Kano Assembly shuns court order, continues Ganduje bribery probe
Bayelsa: Dickson buries mother Dec 8
Osun Assembly passes Social Protection Bill 2018, amends Service Commission Bill
Democracies of direct and indirect primaries
Unending controversies over Buhari’s WASC certificate
Oshiomhole, APC and bad losers
Atiku and the Nigerian dream
The Kaduna killings
Is president Buhari’s travel ban on Nigerians constitutional?

Daily Trust

…It was a case of theft — Police
Deaths on Mediterranean Sea alarming — IOM
Hydrologists allay fears of earthquake
N-power participants allege diversion of allowances
Ogun to employ 30 doctors, 100 nurses
No forex sold for rice importation in 2018 – CBN
Zamfara governor rewards driver, 2 communities who recover bandits’ rifles with N4m
Bandit killings: Deploy Army to Zamfara, Reps tells FG
NANS gives FG 7-day ultimatum over ASUU strike
Billionaire publisher, Sunny Odogwu dies at 87
I rely on God for 2nd term — Gov Udom
Osun Assembly passes Social Protection Bill 2018
PRP to replace Kano gov’ship candidate today
PDP asks Prince Charles to speak to Buhari on 2019
INEC begins display of voters register for public scrutiny
Red Star Belgrade stun Liverpool as Monaco tumble at home
Afelokhai replaces injured Uzoho in Super Eagles squad
First Bank tackle Dolphins for Zenith Bank Women League title
Financial inclusion: CBN to create non interest window
Experts canvass use of tech to boost Nigeria’s aviation, agric sectors
Collapsed tower in Gusau threatens power supply in Sokoto, 2 others
Court jails 2 motorcycle thieves
‘I’m impressed by parents’ compliance with polio immunisation’
I will achieve 8 points agenda – Acting SEB chair
Have we lost the battle to evil?
Readers must be heard
Thoughts on Labour’s strike
Budget: No, Mr. President, blame yourself not N/Assembly
On conventions and audacious gambles
IRAQ: IS left 200 mass graves in Iraq – UN
Editorial: As Nigeria hosts APU confab
Atiku asks Buhari to fulfil promise on minimum wage
Strike: ASUU OAU tells students to vacate campus
NANS gives FG 7-day ultimatum over ASUU strike
Britain’s Idris Elba named People mag’s ‘sexiest man alive’
Tiwa Savage, Hauwa Ojeifo win at MTV EMA
Camila Cabello wins big at MTV EMA
How FG, African Nature Investors move to conserve, revamp national parks
Environment degradation: Forum wants global alliance switch from fossil fuels
UN: Ozone layer finally healing after damage by aerosols
N21.4bn fraud charge: Court reserves ruling against Amosu, others for Nov. 13 on amended charge
Orji Kalu given 7 days ultimatum to appear in court
Illegal mining: FG withdraws suit against Dan-China, 16 Chinese nationals
FCT Health gets new secretary
Flutterwave hires CEO, director
Conoil appoints Kheterpal as acting managing director


EFCC Removes Benedict Peters From Wanted List
Segun Arinze, Onyeka Owenu, Victor Osuagwu Star In Historical Movie “The Chronicles”
NDIC To Meet Depositors’ Claims On Failed Microfinance, Mortgage Banks
Sonny Odogwu, Business Mogul, Dies At 87
NEWMAP Resettles Erosion Victims In Enugu
STRIKE: FUTO Grounded, As ASUU Ensures Full Compliance
Ex-Gov Attah Now Chancellor Of Western Delta University
My Daughter Can’t Stand My PartnerIkpeazu Has Failed Us, Abia Pensioners Cry Out
Anambra School Where Students Manufacture Paints,Weld,Build
Time For FG To Re-Establish Education Bank To Boost Education Among Youths (2)
APC Chieftain Alleges Plot By Some Members To Factionalise Party In Bauchi State
Massive Investment Crucial To Off-Grid Development -Stakeholders
PDP Did Nothing In 16 Years, Akpabio Tells Defectors
Lam Adesina’s Son, 3 Other Reps Dump APC For PDP, ADC, Labour, Accord
afana Bafana Coach, Baxter Risks Sack
Kogi Community Seeks Recognition For Festivals
‘How N30,000 new minimum wage sailed through’
Court to rule on final forfeiture of N2.2bn suit against ex-Air Chief, Amosu
Buhari receives Prince Charles in Aso Rock
I’m committed to having new National Minimum Wage – Buhari
US Report on Rice import fake as Atiku Media Organisation goofed – Lai Mohammed
Minimum Wage: Buhari, Ngige, Pepple, Wabba meet in Aso Rock
PDP, CUPP condemn failed assassination attempt on Ekweremadu
Senate’ll probe NNPC claim on diversion of NLNG fund —Saraki
Nigeria name strong squad for AWC
Nigeria for maiden West Africa Triathlon Championship
Iwobi tops Nigerian players’ rich list
Rohr picks Afelokhai as Uzoho’s replacement
My daughter can’t stand my partner
Segun Arinze, Onyeka Owenu, Victor Osuagwu star in historical movie “The Chronicles”
Veteran highlife musician, Emmanuel Ntia, dies at 94
Baddy Oosha denies rift with Olamide, says he’s his brother
NDIC to meet depositors’ claims on failed microfinance, mortgage banks
Senate to engage FG, ASUU over strike
100 PUWOV members begin training at Police College
Rack Centre MD to speak at Africa FinTech Summit
Media urged to raise awareness level on prevention of Mother-To-Child transmission of HIV/AIDS


Prince Charles meets Buhari in Aso Rock
FULL TEXT: President Buhari’s remarks at receipt of national minimum wage BREAKING: Buhari endorses N30,000 minimum wage for Nigerian workers
VIDEO: President Buhari receives Prince Charles, wife, Princess Camilla in Aso Rock
President Muhammadu Buhari on Tuesday received Prince Charles and his wife, Princess Camilla at the Presidential Villa, Abuja. Prince Charles and members of his entourage arrived the State House at about 2.20p.m. Buhari, who welcomed […]
Buhari asks Senate to confirm Izuwah, DG ICRC
PDP North West Publicity Secretary defects to APC
Construction of $134m Ibadan Dry Port set to commence
Ondo youths protest over abandoned projects, shut NDDC office
Youths protest against Anglican Bishop over religious politics I
PDP guber candidate for Kaduna dispels fake certificate rumour
Dogara condemns assassination attempt on Ekweremadu
Ondo APC denies sidelining Oke supporters
Nigeria tops list of Africa’s diaspora remittance recipients ― CBN
May & Baker Nigeria grows Q3 profit by 241%
My tourism blueprint will turn Mahin Kingdom into paradise —Prince Arowojolu
Kiriji Cultural Foundation set to launch projects at war site
Aquatech Wonderland and Lakes at Adeoyo, IbaHow we can reduce maternal mortality in Nigeria —Dr Ola Brown
Invest in clothes that flatter your body shape!
Renmoney appoints Tobi Boshoro as new CEO
Zabazaba project FID coming before year-end —Kachikwu
Senate stresses support for 2020 gas flares out date
Chevron enters into gas delivery agreement with Egbin power plant
Stakeholders see Dangote Refinery as key to transforming Nigeria’s economy
EDITORIAL: The Shiite killings
SCOAN and Nigerian returnees
Militias posing threat to our democracy

The Guardian

How I escaped assassination, by Ike Ekweremadu
Labour sets two-week target for minimum wage law
Afelokhai joins Akpeyi, Ezenwa in battle for Eagles’ number one shirt
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Mr. ‘Fix-It’ Tony Anenih was no patriot

Mr. ‘Fix-It’ Tony Anenih was no patriot

Chief Tony Anenih

Sonala Olumhense

Chief Anthony Anenih, one of the most influential chieftains of the Peoples Democratic Party from 1999 to 2016 who was widely-known as “Mr. Fix-It,” died last week, aged 85.

A veteran of various political parties since the early 1980s, President Olusegun Obasanjo appointed him Minister for Works in his first term. He subsequently served twice as the chairman of the PDP Board of Trustees, and of the Board of the Nigeria Ports Authority.

His passing was followed by a heavy avalanche of tributes as frontline politicians praised the Edo State-born politician. Among others, President Muhammadu Buhari, former Presidents Obasanjo and Goodluck Jonathan, and PDP presidential candidate Atiku Abubakar called him a “patriot.”

He was a political colossus and a PDP hero and legend. But he was not a patriot by any stretch of the imagination.

But Buhari extolled him as a “frontline figure” in Nigeria’s political history.

Obasanjo called him “…a national icon and authentic role model…a patriot and a nationalist of no mean order…” Jonathan said Anenih’s name “would continue to appear in gold whenever the history of this country is being rewritten.”

As a culture, we do not speak ill of the dead. Well, we ought never to speak blatant falsehood before God either or betray the living through flagrant hypocrisy. Anenih was clearly and particularly a PDP figure. He was a cold-blooded PDP-partisan who saw Nigeria through the eyes of his party; he never saw PDP through the eyes of Nigeria.

A patriot loves, asserts and defends his or her country passionately; Anenih’s passion was the PDP, right or wrong. To pronounce him a patriot insults both the term and Nigeria.

Did Anenih advocate an overriding public vision of Nigeria; if so, when, and what was it? What was his passion concerning uplifting Nigeria? What moved him to tears and what did he do about it?

Whom did he offend publicly in affirming right over wrong, ours over mine, day over night? Did he champion the cause of clean drinking water for every Nigerian…free and fair elections, free education or healthcare? Did he advocate libraries in towns and villages or opportunities for the gifted?

Was his combat in connection with maternal and child deaths nationwide?

Through 16 years and three presidencies during which Anenih was one of the top figures, the PDP brand was of political brigandage, ethical arson and administrative incompetence. Murder, looting and injustice ran the day.

Where was Anenih? He is not on record anywhere as speaking up for Nigeria publicly, as patriots do; or as working courageously for the national cause, as patriots do.

In fact, in the one matter in which he was directly involved, he admitted receiving N126 billion—not N300 billion—in four years as Minister of Works, as though N126bn were akara change. He never identified one good road nationwide for which he was responsible.

That was at the federal level. Through the 16 PDP locust years, Anenih was also the Chris Uba—or the Jagaban, if you like—of Edo State politics.

That was why, after former Labour leader Adams Oshiomhole slipped past him through the judiciary into the Edo governorship in November 2007, he made it Job One to yank out the fangs of the Edo State godfather. And that is why Oshiomhole called the 2015 presidential election in the state “a referendum between the godfathers and the great people” of Edo, and celebrated mightily when PDP was worsted.

Oshiomhole recalled that when he assumed the governorship, “every councillor in Edo State, local government chairmen, House of Assembly members, the governor and of course you have the Presidency, (were) all PDP members. Now to imagine that from Ground Zero we came in to challenge this order and of course we must not forget that when they talk about god-fatherism in Nigeria politics, it is a small, powerful, unaccountable, un-elected group.”

“Mr. Fix-It” achieved that blanket control not by subscribing to any democratic principles, but by intimidation and blackmail. If he liked you or was doing you a favour, the job or elective office you desired was yours.

For elective offices, he didn’t campaign: he simply conveyed to the other candidate that the position was unavailable and that he ran at his peril.

That is the same language he employed when he declared in an open PDP meeting in July 2004 that there was no vacancy in Aso Rock and that President Obasanjo would determine his successor. Obasanjo did.Anenih enjoyed being “Mr. Fix It.” But ‘fixing’ and ‘fixers’ are crime—usually mafia—references to operatives who use extralegal means to control or even eliminate opponents of an opposing family or a boss, or who “clean up” after terrible crimes.

Of top Nigerians claiming Anenih was a patriot who “fixed” problems, the suggestion is that he untangled problems in the national interest, but none of them could name one such national issue or resolution, or how it made Nigeria better.

In other words, if indeed Anenih had any such gifts, it was to enhance the rampage of the PDP, which means he was a key contributor to the mess of 1999-2015.

Speaking of 2015, it also turned out that Anenih was a beneficiary of the infamous ONSA, with one of the counts against Col. Sambo Dasuki being that he transferred N260 million “…to the bank account of Tony Anenih with First Bank of Nigeria Plc…”

Speaking at a Benin City rally of the APC in December 2015, Oshiomhole scoffed: “Even at old age, (Anenih) collected N260 million.”

Anenih may have inspired the PDP as a criminal enterprise that broke all the rules of democracy, he didn’t illuminate or advance Nigeria. In Anenih’s PDP, Nigeria became the epicenter of human greed and official impunity and duplicity. In it, success was measured in what you could corner for yourself, no matter how many children were left starving to death.

That is why the country is littered with policy hoaxes and uncompleted projects and programmes, including a $16bn electricity scam. Think about it: last week, the Global Fund announced in Abuja a new grant of $660m to tackle HIV/AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria epidemic in Nigeria in the next three years.

The Global Fund had previously invested $2.6 billion dollars in the same projects, most of which disappeared into the quicksands of ramshackle governance in Abuja championed by the PDP; the new $660m is guaranteed to go the same way.

Somehow the All Propaganda Conglomerate took over and has compounded that template. But patriotism is not manufactured in graveside tributes, but by toil and tears expended in life.

As a human being, I condole the Anenih family. As a Nigerian, however, I regret I am unable to accept the fiction of his “patriotism.”

In the end, patriotism is sacrifice for a beloved nation. Perhaps, then, we should be grateful Anenih chose to die in Nigeria; our slave-masters normally prefer to die anywhere else.

(Reactions of 500 words or less, particularly from anyone who has specifics of Anenih’s “patriotism,” are welcome).

Credit: The Punch

News Headlines Nov 4, 2018. Headlines From Nigeria’s Major Newspapers

News Headlines Nov 4, 2018. Headlines From Nigeria’s Major Newspapers

Compiled by Demola Adefajo

The Punch
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People assume I’m dumb because I’m beautiful – Corazon Kwamboka
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Vote buying is criminal, undermining democracy –EU envoy
President hasn’t violated constitution by saying credentials with army – Ajulo
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The Nation
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The Sun

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Atiku understand Nigeria better than Buhari – Okoko, ex-Ijaw leader
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Leicester City FC owner’s Buddhist funeral begins in Thailand with royal honour
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It’s not easy being a pretty woman in Nigerian music industry – Kene Okafor
I can never be a baby mama – Nazareth Jesse, actress
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It’s not easy being a pretty woman in Nigerian music industry – Kene Okafor
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Daily Trust

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Atletico Madrid Blow Chance To Go Top Of La Liga
l Madrid Interest Made Spurs Stronger – Pochettino
Wizkid Among Highest Paid Artistes Globally E
EDITORIAL: Tony Anenih, ‘Mr Fix It’, Takes A Bow
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Port Harcourt: Boosting Airport With $600m
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Obaseki Fetes Retired HoS, 36 Perm Secs, With N37m Cash Gift, Others
Child Rights Law: Edo Govt Commends FIDA For Input
Edo Poly Usen Organises Leadership Training For New SUG
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Nigeria Can Stop Importing Petrol By 2021 — Asemota
Our Son Was Praying At The Shrine When He Was Shot Dead – Aladja Family
I Thought People Wanted To Dupe Me When They Asked Me To Vie For Office Of Governor – Ex-Gov Idris Of Kogi
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Ramos Scores As Madrid Beat Valladolid
Amosun, Okorocha, Oshiomhole and the APC firestorm
Imo APC battle: Even Oshiomole can’t stop my mandate – Nwosu
This time it is: Anyone but Buhari … – Oby Ezekwesili
I gave 4 important ministries to area I didn’t record much votes—Buhari
Leicester City FC owner’s Buddhist funeral begins in Thailand with royal honour
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