Tony Momoh: A Renaissance man turns 80

TONY MOMOH: A RENAISSANCE MAN TURNS 80

By Mack Ogbamosa

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Mack Ogbamosa ,a Lawyer/ journalist wrote from Lagos.

News Headlines May 14 2019. Headlines From Nigeria’s Major Newspapers

News Headlines May 14 2019. Headlines From Nigeria’s Major Newspapers

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The Punch

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‘Inadequate recurrent votes affecting quality of graduates’
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Students dominate Nigeria’s drug abuse population – Bowen VC
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Govt should deepen broadband access with policy — ATCON
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‘Inadequate recurrent votes affecting quality of graduates’
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CPN intensifies campaign against unregistered practitioners
HMD Global reiterates commitment to quality devices
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The Nation

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ThisDay

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Leadership

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Audio Tape Meant To Blackmail Emefiele’
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Edo PDP Chieftain, Mulls Return To APC, Hails Obaseki

The Sun

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Crisis hits Kano emirates
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To end terrorism, create workforce for youths – Essien
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Tenure Crisis: Teslim Balogun Stadium sealed in Lagos
FIFA Women’s World Cup: Dennerby lists Ebi, Oparanozie, 25 others for France 2019
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Swagger and swagger stick
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Union Bank releases Sustainability, Innovation Report
Yahoo Boys take over Ekiti
Hard work, passion, key to success – Edu
Nigerian economy not local in any way – Ezeh, John Holt chairman
I’m happy leaving UNN better than I met it – Prof Ozumba, institution’s VC
UTME results inaccessible, candidates complain

Tribune

FG commences conditional cash transfer of N5,000 in Osun
Presidential Election Tribunal: PDP staff stage peaceful protest
JUST IN: Ngige inaugurates NSITF Board amid tight security
World leaders won’t attend Buhari’s inauguration ― FG
Insecurity holding Nigeria by the jugular
Onyeama, Fowler, others for UN parley on illicit financial flows
Gov Dickson commends President Muhammadu Buhari for reappointing Emefiele
Tension at UNILAG as police, private security storm institution over council meeting
524,315 applicants jostle for 3,200 vacancies in customs
Court remands six men in prison for alleged armed robbery
Court sentences man to death for killing brother in Lagos
Caretaker drags tenant to court over alleged inability to pay rent
Trader docked over alleged laptop theft at Computer Village
FAAC disbursement dropped to N1.9 trillion in Q1 2019 due to fall in oil price
Nigeria records $20bn investment into trade zones in 25 yrs ― NEPZA
CBN says Emefiele has no account in Dubai
TCN says national grid still fragile, gives conditions for stability
Israeli president grants Netanyahu extension to form government
UN condemns deadly attack on Burkina Faso church
$100bn needed annually to tackle climate change, ―Fiji PM
New Zealand begins inquiry into Christchurch’s mosques massacre
Nigerian politics: I’m wiser now ― Ambode
When political parties submitted report cards on 2019 elections
How my daughter escaped execution in Saudi Arabia —Habibu Aliyu,…
UTME: Results inaccessible, candidates complain
UI staff school teachers protest, demand immediate reinstatement
Nasarawa varsity VC pledges to improve educational standard, welfare
Be more committed to work, desist from truancy, NYSC DG tells staff
Residents of demolished Lagoon Estate beg Sanwo-Olu for compensation
NURHI holds intergenerational dialogue on adolescent, youth sexual reproductive health

Daily Trust

Emefiele: Buhari means well for economy – S/South govs
2 found dead in A/Ibom after heavy rainfall
Osun to hold economic summit in June
What I’ll do as President of 74th UNGA — Muhammad-Bande
Customs distributes foodstuffs, other items to Bauchi IDPs
INEC to lawyers: Be wary of sending amateurs to commission
Doctors plan health cover for 5m Nigerians, as NHIS fails to deliver
‘Why President Buhari can’t intervene in Emir Sanusi’s travail’
El-Rufai to Tinubu: I’ve no apologies on my godfather comment
Zamfara: Bandits sacked 98 communities in Shinkafi LG, says Vice Chairman
Ambode in Villa: I’m wiser now
PDP protesters pass ‘no confidence’ vote on panel handling Atiku’s petition
Oshoala, Oparanozie, Ordega, 24 other Falcons listed for World Cup final camp
WAFU Cup: Falcons set to soar over Mali
Babagana confident El-Kanemi Warriors will still pick playoff ticket
MTN to list on NSE Thursday
‘Over N30trn has passed through TSA in four years’
How FG spends N1.2bn on 69 communities in one year – CODE
FCTA demolishes Caramelo nightclub
Surveillance streetlights launched in Karu
Shanty dwellers, IDPs most vulnerable to meningitis – Expert
Banditry: The police hold the key
Wonder scenes in Borno
Anti-corruption war: Still business as usual
Re: Hopes run high as North-East commission is set to rebuild
Political leaders and the traditional institutions
SUDAN: Al-Bashir charged over dead protesters
SWEDEN: Julian Assange: Rape investigation reopened
SOUTH AFRICA: Ramaphosa vows to tackle ANC corruption
Graduate bags 4 months jail term for internet fraud
Court sentences man to death for killing brother in Lagos
Police arrest man over attempted rape of nurse at her duty post
Editorial: Save the teaching hospitals
Fresh investigations into Chinese telecom companies operating in the US
FG to develop mobile data for statistics, decision making
Glo repackages caller ring back tunes
TCN workers shun TUC as picketing flops
FG tasks farmers on quality seed production
Farmers get N27.5bn NEMA’s agric intervention fund
NEMA to support 12,000 displaced farmers in Borno
Despite industrial court judgement, UI refuses to recognise staff school teachers
UTME results inaccessible, candidates complain
Group calls for immediate reopen of Varsity
How Court of Appeal set up 2019 election tribunals
BCO’s N40m libel suit against Atiku for hearing June 20
A virtual law firm
Ajimobi appoints 11 new Permanent Secretaries
Okorocha appoints new Solicitor-General

The Guardian

Untrained personnel, others threaten safety in local aviation
Senate under pressure to reject Emefiele’s reappointment
SEC to regulate yearly general meetings for cost reduction
Court strikes out suit seeking investigation of Adams Oshiomhole
Ngige inaugurates NSITF board amid tight security
Soyinka, in U.S, eulogises Leah Sharibu, deplores Boko Haram’s handling by Americans
US, Russia test tense ties as Pompeo visits Putin
World leaders won’t attend Buhari’s May 29 inauguration, says FG
Candidate scores 167 after fourth UTME attempt, threatens suicide on twitter
‘Why state government dissolved boards of Enyimba, Abia Warriors’
Okagbare returns to Shanghai for IAAF Diamond League
Dennerby picks Ebi, Oparanozie, 25 others for final preparations
Nigeria Aquatics Federation begins grassroots talent hunt
Sodje urges NFF to educate, employ former footballers
Scope FC wins maiden Trophy five-a-side championship
Revisiting PDP’s hold on Akwa Ibom State after Akpabio’s ‘uncommon defection’
I owe no Lagos State godfather any apologies, says el-Rufai
Nigeria, a victim of protection racket
AAC suspends Sowore, others over alleged anti-party activities
Nigeria, a victim of protection racket
Editorial; Nigeria and IMF growth projections
Shell targets 2400MW from new gas project
Foreign ship owners sabotaging Kaduna inland port, says manager
Automotive council seeks law on auto policy in Nigeria
‘Lagos joining Odu’a Investment will boost Southwest economy’
The Pope in 1948, foundation of Western civilization and race
Welcome home Zainab Aliyu
Senate President 2015-2019: Saraki and the making of a successor
The unique powers of the feminine scientific, cultural and spiritual perspectives
How erection drug could cure heart failure, by researchers
Why mental health disorders are becoming more common
Baking soda cure for rheumatoid arthritis

Vanguard

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EKSU Workers Tackle Mgt Over Non-Remittance Of Salary Deductions
Corruption Allegations: Court Declines To Order EFCC To Try Oshiomhole
Obiano Meets Buhari, Seeks Appointments For Anambra Indigenes
In Edo, Traffic Offenders Weed, Clear Drainage
Why Local Food Production Is Inevitable With Rising Population – Alhaji Zanna
The Dangerous Generation
Dangote Refinery Awards $368m Contracts To Local Firms
UNILAG Crisis: Reps Summon Babalakin, V-C, Registrar, Others
Troops Rescue 29 Women, 25 Children From Boko Haram In Borno
Illicit Financial Flows: Fowler, Onyema, ICPC Boss For UN Confab
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IOCs, Others Raise Alarm As Vandalism, Oil Theft Rise In Niger Delta
Stakeholders Worry As Environment Gradually Goes Into Extinction Globally
Buhari, AGF Shun Suit Querying Ag CJN’s fitness
Despite Labour protest Ngige inaugurates NSITF Board
May 29 Inauguration to be low keyed
Corruption allegation: PDP, APC in war of words over Bulkachuwa
Liquidity mop up, lower TB rate to persist as N173bn hit interbank
Sultan, others should resist Ganduje — Umar Ardo
Companies record weak earnings amidst sluggish economic growth
Crisis looms in APC as Lawan, Gbajabiamila’s alleged ties to Tinubu creates ripples
How Edo plans to de-congest Lagos — Shaibu
Talk is cheap, El-Rufai can say whatever he likes, Asiwaju remains our leader – Lagos APC
Defection suit: Akpabio begs court to suspend judgment, says I didn’t decamp from PDP
Governor Wike sacks Commissioner of Power
I don’t know if Tinubu is the godfather of Lagos … – El-Rufai
2019 NPFL Group B: How Gombe United defeated Ifeanyi Ubah FC 1 – 0
Barca’s Oshoala in Super Falcons’ provisional Women’s World Cup squad
Tenure Crisis : Teslim Balogun Stadium sealed in Lagos
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Celebrities divide over Zlatan, Naira Marley’s arrest
How MI, Ycee inspired my music career – Selassie
Why I can never conceive a child – Nse Ikpe-Etim
Trouble looms as Duncan Mighty faces fraud allegation
Fela’s album covers’ designer says most Nigeria’s contemporary music evasive of societal realities
Anambra community alleges attempt to shield suspect from facing the law
All set for unveiling of Bariga Waterfront jetty, Ilaje road
Dangote Refinery awards $368m contracts to local firms
Invest $17bn yearly to increase oil reserves, Aye tells FG, others
TSA transactions hit N30trn as countries copy Nigeria’s model
We need functional SCADA to prevent grid collapse -TCN
Deep Blue Project to tackle criminality on Nigeria’s waterway- NIMASA DG
Chimamanda Adichie honoured by US University
Students clash over hijab at Tehran University
JAMB remits N5bn to FG’s account
Ambode to commission new LASU Senate building, other landmark projects
I’m happy leaving UNN better than l met it, says VC
Edo govt bars interference with primary school teachers’ transfers

I’m wiser now – Ambode

I’m wiser now – Ambode

I’m wiser now – Ambode

Oladeinde Olawoyin

The Lagos State Governor, Akinwunmi Ambode, has said that having spent almost four years running the affairs of Lagos, he is “wiser” now.

Mr Ambode said this while fielding questions from state house correspondents during his visit to President Muhammadu Buhari in Abuja.

The governor said he visited Abuja on behalf of Lagosians to appreciate Mr Buhari for inaugurating some of the projects in the state.

When asked about what lessons he has learnt as a politician in Lagos, the governor said he has learnt a lot of things which has shaped his identity as someone who came into government as a “technocrat”.

“You see, every politician learns every day,” the governor said.

“The fact remains that I came in as a technocrat, so I used to call myself a techno-politician. But I think I am wiser now. I am more of a politician than a technocrat.”

Failed Ambition
Mr Ambode lost his bid to seek re-election on the platform of the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC) last year after the party leadership stood against him. He was replaced by Babajide Sanwo-Olu in a primary election characterised by name-calling and bitter rivalry.

Mr Sanwo-Olu would later emerge the governor-elect of Lagos after beating Jimi Agbaje of the rival Peoples Democratic Party (PDP).

Speaking about his legacy in the state, Mr Ambode said he has touched “humanity” with his policies and programme as Lagos governor.

He said: “In another 16 days or so, we will be leaving office. But what is important is that I was able to have that opportunity to be elected as governor of Lagos State and to touch humanity in a way that I deem it fit.

“We did our best and most importantly the projects we did were people friendly and people central. I just think a lot more people have enjoyed the benefits and dividends of democracy than we actually met it. And that gives me joy that we were able to touch lives.

“Wherever you find yourself just make (a) positive difference to people and Nigerians, that is the whole essence of service. I’m grateful that I had that opportunity.”

Mr Ambode’s loss last September makes him the first governor to lose re-election in Lagos since 1999. Two former governors of the state had governed for eight years before Mr Ambode emerged in 2015.

While Bola Tinubu, a leader in the APC, governed between 1999 and 2007, Babatunde Fashola, Nigeria’s minister of power, works and housing, governed between 2007 and 2015.

Credit: Premium Times

Some signs of cancer you must not ignore

Some signs of cancer you must not ignore

Dr. Sylvester Ikhisemojie

Around the world today, there is a steady rise in the incidence of cancer. It cuts across all age groups and nobody has immunity to developing it in any form. However, in a previous essay on this page, we saw evidence that indicated that cancer cells develop all the time but that certain factors within our bodies prevent them from developing further to cause disease. We also saw that for those people in whom diseases develop, this intricate form of self-regulation fails and the cancer is able to grow. However, the period of such growth takes a minimum of 10 to 15 years before it manifests as a disease. In children, it would mean that the elements which make the development of cancer possible began even while they were still in the womb.

One of the most common early features of cancer is the presence of a growth. Such a growth can occur anywhere in the body and many people would describe it as a lump. Besides its formation, the lump would show evidence of progressive growth. This is the story in breast cancer, bone cancer, kidney cancer and cancer of the ovary. Some of these lumps are obvious as should be clear above and others are not so easy to feel.

However, those lumps which cannot readily be felt would demonstrate certain types of discomfort as a result of the pressure they exert on surrounding structures. It is these pressure effects that doctors analyze to make a diagnosis in many cases right up to itemising what types of investigations to undergo and where these tests should be done. It is therefore important that any lump seen anywhere in the body must not be ignored and should be properly evaluated.

Another factor is sudden and unexplained weight loss. When such weight loss occurs, and it is unplanned and progressive, something must be seriously wrong. It then becomes the responsibility of that person to seek answers by visiting their doctor and having a comprehensive investigation done. Usually, the cause becomes apparent after routine screening for several other disease conditions that are known to cause dramatic weight loss have been eliminated. Many of these tests can be performed fairly quickly, often within days and a clear pathway to the real problem then becomes evident.

Pain is another feature of this range of diseases that often points to the possible cause. When pain is dull, persistent and unrelenting in the absence of some fairly obvious cause, it is time to consider the possibility that cancer might be the cause. Sometimes, such pain would respond to simple painkillers at the initial stages. As time goes on, such treatment options fail and the strength of the analgesic will need to be scaled up in a careful calibration with the intensity of pain. At the terminal stages, relief is not obtained from pain unless such options as opioids and codeine are included in the medications used.

Weakness is a feature of this condition as well. There is a dramatic reduction in energy levels caused by the growth of cancer. The disease produces this by several mechanisms. First, it competes with healthy cells of the body for nutrients. In doing so, those tissues are prevented from getting an optimum supply of nutrients from the diet and weakness results.

Another mechanism cancer employs to cause weakness is by producing a substance that suppresses appetite. Sufferers often have no inclination to eat anything and slow, progressive weakness is the result. In some cases, no medication offered can reverse this situation and the people then progressively become dependent on others around them.

One other feature produced by this condition is cough. Cancer developing within the abdomen can grow to rub against the diaphragm and cause the person to cough. Any cancer within that body space which produces daughter call or growths that attach to the diaphragm will produce a similar effect. As expected, any cancer developing within the chest would cause a similar kind of irritation that would cause a person to cough. Such cough is often dry, irritating and may be associated with chest and back pain.

Sometimes, blood may be coughed up as well. The blood is often fresh, may have clots in it and can be progressively worse in tandem with the progression of the disease. Many people will not go to the hospital unless they are bleeding from somewhere or they cannot eat or are not able to pass stool. For many patients, therefore, the appearance of blood in streaks or clots with the coughing is the impetus they need to visit the hospital.

A change in bowel habits often spells trouble. The stools become thinner than usual and may now have the dimensions of a pencil. Their passage could also become far between, not to mention a frankly irregular and unpredictable pattern. As time passes, there may be blood as well in the stool and later still, the stools stop being passed completely. In the beginning, the stool may be passed in a watery or loose form after several days of constipation. This does not happen as a result of changes in diet but as a functional problem brought about by changes in the caliber of the intestine.

Feeding amongst cancer patients takes different patterns. We have seen above how the proteins secreted by the cancer cells suppress the appetite. The other change we can see with feeding is the situation of early satiety; a situation in which such a person takes a few spoonfuls of food and becomes satisfied. This is frequently seen in cancer of the stomach. Here, the growing lump within the stomach is responsible for taking up a lot of space and it therefore competes for that space with the food the person eats. In this case, the growing mass often wins and the person, who is now full all the time, gets satisfied with only a small amount of food. The calories obtained from such food are insufficient to maintain the normal body size and weight loss results.

When cancer develops, anaemia follows sooner or later. This happens for a variety of reasons, not the least of which is the reducing ability to feed. Other reasons are due to intermittent bleeding, destruction of blood cells and fierce competition from the cancer cells for the body’s nutrients. With the passage of time, the severity of anaemia is often a reflection of the duration of the illness. Frequently, blood transfusion is undertaken at intervals to preserve some quality of life. In a steady state, long before things degenerate to the point of blood transfusion, blood tonics prescribed by a doctor are often the mainstay of maintaining healthy blood counts.

To have a fever is often a sign that you have an infection. Usually, such a fever ought to go away with the relevant treatment. If it fails to do so however, and it becomes persistent instead, it could be a sign that there is a cancer to contend with. The same is true of swollen lymph nodes which are seen in the groins, the armpits and around the neck. In most circumstances, those swellings come and go often in response to an infection. When they fail to resolve with treatment, it is time to worry about something else.

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News Headlines May 8, 2019. Headlines From Nigeria’s Major Newspapers

News Headlines May 8, 2019. Headlines From Nigeria’s Major Newspapers

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The Punch

NFF president Pinnick, four others charged with $8,400, N4bn fraud
Insecurity in North worse under Buhari — Northern elders
Afenifere, Ohanaeze knock Presidency for likening them to Miyetti Allah
Adeleke arraigned for forgery, gets N2m bail, permission for US trip
I’ll tell Niger to use Kaduna port, not Lagos – El-Rufai
Unripe plantain effective in boosting libido – Olajide
Scanner absence at ports, awful
Police kill kidnap suspect in gun duel, rescue victims
Cultists kill student for struggling with phone snatchers
Nigeria needs leaders who wouldn’t serve godfathers, says Dogara
My Fulani kidnappers got N5.045m ransom — OAU lecturer
Housewife sentenced to death for killing neighbour over bench
Unemployment next to insecurity as major challenge in Nigeria –Report
Brothers, others arrested for killing security guard
Xpress Payments gets recognition
Mob sets man ablaze for stealing from church
Centenary: ILO to host UN Secretary-General, others
Suspected serial fraudster lands in EFCC’s net
Police hunt soldiers for torturing Lekki lady on Romanian’s orders
Harvest of queries: SSANU tackles ASUU, says cabal running UNILAG
‘We are closing in on OAU lecturer’s abductors’
Tribunal holds inaugural sitting on Atiku, others’ petitions today
PDP faults Buhari’s statements on kidnapping, IGP’s performance
Kwankwaso, PDP attack Ganduje over planned new emirates, Sanusi aide’s probe
I’ll tell Niger to use Kaduna port, not Lagos – El-Rufai
FG names Shell, Eni executives in $1bn bribery case
Reasons to have more than one business account
Hurdler Amusan qualifies for Tokyo Olympics
Liverpool stun Barca 4-0 to reach Champions League final
Rohr hopes to resolve Chukwueze dilemma
Guardiola, Klopp for EPL manager award
NPFL: Final games crucial, says Akwa’s Nya
Headmasters Cup final holds
Met Gala 2019: Cardi B, Lady Gaga, Kim Kardashian others stun on red carpet
`Game of Thrones’ actress, Sophie Turner, to change surname
Met Gala 2019 showcases designers creativity with colours
Role of the endometrium in infertility (2)
Early detection is key in managing asthma, expert says
New ART guidelines will check fake IVF practice – Idris
The challenge of mental health policy in Nigeria
Health insurance vital in achieving UHC – Ladele
FG to increase investment in space technology – Onu
Automate foreign exchange payments, Systemspecs urges FG
Experts urge Nigerians to explore skill devt in cybersecurity
OPPO Mobile unveils market entry with two devices
Editorial: Scanner absence at ports, awful
Revisiting the idea of a coordinating minister for the economy
Xenophobic people of the south
How inclusive was 2019 general election?
Untying the knot of fuel subsidy

The Nation

No plans to exit Nigeria, says WEMPCO
Police shake-up coming to stem rising crime wave
Buhari seeks help to end Boko Haram
Alleged forgery: Court grants Adeleke N2m bail
AfDB, Fidelity Bank seal $15.35b deal to fund MSMEs
75,020 pupils to benefit as Osinbajo launches feeding programme in Ekiti
Youths to El-Rufai: our godfather is progressive
Dumping dirty banknotes, saving businesses
Ex-ministers! ‘Druggage’; Niger Bridge
Zainab’s case as eye opener
Police shake-up coming to stem rising crime wave
Buhari seeks help to end Boko Haram
Alleged forgery: Court grants Adeleke N2m bail
AfDB, Fidelity Bank seal $15.35b deal to fund MSMEs
Troops repel fresh Boko Haram attack in Maiduguri
PCRC sets up conference committees
Fed Govt charges NFF President Amaju Pinnick with $8,400, N4bn fraud
US court sentences Nigerian to 15 years for $10m fraud
Immigration arrests three suspected human traffickers
Senate Presidency: Goje, Ndume, Lawan lobby PDP senators
Foundation sponsors eye treatment of 400 patients
EFCC raid: Niger Delta fraudsters go underground to avoid arrest
‘Criminals won’t be spared’
Osun monarch cautions against abuse of tradition
Scores feared dead in Akwa Ibom community
Let’s rededicate ourselves, says Ambode
Indigeneship: ‘Married women can now choose father’s or husband’s state’
Egbeyemi: Community leader and politician at 75
Breaking: Kano Assembly passes life pensions bill for Speaker, Deputy
Rising insecurity: Sack all Service Chief now, ADP tells Buhari
We’ve confidence in South African elections – Jonathan
Breaking: Incredible Liverpool stun Barca to reach UCL final
Breaking: Liverpool vs Barcelona X1
Breaking: Atletico captain Godin confirms departure
Liverpool prepared me for elite level, says Barcelona’s Suarez
Fed Govt eyes 24,000 new jobs from Kaduna dry port
Access Bank to reward 1000 DiamondExtra customers
Entrepreneurs’ Quotes
Foreign investments in ICT exceed $42b
FBN Holdings promises better returns
Lagos CJ inaugurates training institute
Suspected cultists kill one at Maryland
Woman sentenced to death for killing neighbour
Two ‘Yahoo boys’ jailed 1-year without option of fine
Woman sentenced to death for killing neighbour during fight in Ajegunle
Court orders woman to pay back N500 bride price
NDLEA arrests 9,824 drug suspects
Court dissolves 23-year-old marriage over battery
Police ban use of motorcycles in Adamawa
Kano: 450 primary school teachers get promotion
Regina Daniels to host Children’s Carnival in Delta
OKAFOR’S Law: Two years after, Omoni Oboli wins copyright case
I’ll shoot myself except you follow me on Instagram, Uche Okoye threatens Wizkid
Nigerian Film Corporation sets for SHOOT! 2019
I want to make StarTimes more affordable – CEO
Actress Bukunmi Oluwasina becomes hair ambassador
Editorial: Not good enough

ThisDay

Amaechi: FG Needs $45bn to Fix Transportation Infrastructure
Cameroonian Gendarmes Kill Scores of Nigerians in A’Ibom
Saraki to EFCC: Stop the Witch-Hunt against Me
Five Persons Killed as Suspected Herdsmen Raid Taraba Villages
INEC: We Can’t Expose Sensitive Materials Used in 2019 Elections
Four–Year Report Card of Team Buhari: (2015 – 2019) Part 4
Osinbajo Averts Crisis in Abuja as Residents Protest Land Grab by Military
• Army legally acquired land in FCT, Buratai
Over 2,000 Ebonyi Indigenes Sacked in Cross River
Adeleke Arraigned, Gets N2m Bail in Fresh Certificate Forgery Charges
Shun Godfatherism, Dogara Tells Newly-elected Lawmakers
Miyetti Allah is Like Afenifere, Ohanaeze, Says Presidency
• No, they are butchers of men, cows, Fani-Kayode insists
NAF Kills 20 Armed Bandits in Zamfara Air Strikes
We Won’t Exit Nigeria, Says WEMPCO
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Kogi PDP Threatens Court Action against Allocation of Funds to Council Administrators
Kano Assembly’s Speaker, Deputy to Earn Life Pension
Painful Interruption to Bayelsa Lawmakers
Hands Up in the Air
That Governors’ Forum Warning on Looming Economic Crisis
FCCPC, SEC to Review Mergers
Experts: 2019 Budget Unsupportive of Economic Growth
CCNN Reaps Benefits of Merger
Ebose: Accurate Data Vital for Ease of Doing Business
FG Takes Ministry Building Off National Grid
Hollandia Excites Consumers
Ajax ‘Confident, Fit and Eager’ for Spurs Match
Liverpool Stun Barca in Historic Comeback to Reach Final
LSSTF Rolls Out Plans to Make Lagos Flagship of Sports Devt
Man Utd Fans Want Ndidi at Old Trafford Next Season
Tiger Woods Receives Presidential Medal of Freedom from Trump
Heineken Thrills Seven Consumers with All-expense Paid Trip to Liverpool/Barca Clash
Anthony Joshua Warns Wilder, Fury over Fight Delay
EDITORIAL: Security agencies should investigate the killings

Leadership

Insecurity: FG Sets Up Committee On State Police
US-China Tensions, Threat To World Economy – IMF
Ramadan: Etsu Nupe Warns Against Inciting Preaching
Nigerians To Get Vehicle Loans At 6% Interest Rate
Ya Allah, My Du’a Is To Stop The Violence And Massacres
Why Omo-Agege Stands A Chance
Battle For The Soul Of APC In Oyo State
I’ll Not Let Nigerians Down–PMB
Dissecting Impact Of Fadama Project On Dev’t Of Rural Agriculture
Nigeria’s Iron, Steel Sector Challenge And Quest For Industrialisation
FG Issues 1,417 Consents To Land Transactions, 2,400 Cs–of–O
Building Collapse: Lagos, Anambra, Abuja Rank Highest – Report
Sleaze Contributed To Stunted Growth Of Maritime Academy –Amaechi
Nnana Leading NEXIM Bank To Higher Height
Insecurity: ADP Seeks Sack Of Service Chiefs
Kogi Guber: Gov Bello’s Giant Strides Will Speak For Him – Fanwo
Why Kwara Assembly Restricted Pensions Of Former Govs, Deputies – Speaker
Nigeria’s Iron, Steel Sector Challenge And Quest For Industrialisation
Sleaze Contributed To Stunted Growth Of Maritime Academy –Amaechi
Nnana Leading NEXIM Bank To Higher Height
Baru Tasks NUJ On Fake News
Wike, Amaechi Face-Off Intensifies We Can’t Expose Sensitive 2019 Election Materials – INEC
Jigawa Assembly In Rowdy Session Over Leadership Tussle
Campaign Funds: Court Hears Suit Against PMB, Atiku June 27
Ronaldo Is Not A Galactico Like Messi – Gundogan
Don’t Think You’re Talented Because Of Your Streaming Numbers – Burna Boy
BBNaija Season 4 Begins In June
Lady Gaga Stals The Show At Met Gala
Tiwa Savage Remains My Business Partner – Don Jazzy
EDITORIAL: Assessing The Media On Press Freedom Day
Deputy Senate Presidency: Why Omo-Agege Stands A Chance
Dissecting Impact Of Fadama Project On Dev’t Of Rural Agriculture
Kaduna Dry Port To Create 24,000 Jobs – Bello
Tribunal Orders Service On Wike Via Substituted Means
FG Urged To Release N30.8 bn Outstanding Bailout To Kogi
PMB Seeks UN Support For Rehabilitation Of IDPs
Magu Calls For Public Ownership Of Fight Against Corruption
Police Ban Motorcycles In Adamawa Demolition Looms As FCTA Restores Green Areas
Protesting Gbagyi Youths Block Osinbajo’s Convoy

The Sun

Adeleke arraigned, granted bail
Insecurity: Senate grills IGP for 3 hours
Angry villagers block Osinbajo’s convoy in Abuja
Atiku, PDP open case against APC at tribunal
NSITF: Ngige, NLC in open war
Insecurity and Lake Chad: Buhari seeks UN’s help
….Statement on kidnapping indictment – PDP
Delta declares state of emergency on water, sanitation
Edo operates security management information system to track crimes –Obaseki
Abdulsalami chairs Igbinedion Varsity 20th anniversary
Rivers people voted for me because of my outstanding performance, Wike tells Amaechi
Wike promises criminals hard time
Anambra 2022: Fireworks begin ahead of governorship election
House of Representatives’ quest for new electoral act
Imo West, North senatorial saga: Declare Onyeriri, Uwajumogu winners –Njemanze
Why Obiano must stop Oye’s re-election bid – Chukwunyere
Verraki Partners, technology solutions firm, berths in Nigeria
Tek Experts launches industry white paper
Itel Mobile celebrates Easter with customers
Software professionals advocate inclusive IT ecosystem
Interswitch, British firm sign deal to enhance transportation ticketing
World Cup: Falcons can play in q/finals –Dennerby
D’ Tigress set benchmark for us –Uzoh
1,275 students for Delta school sports festival
Ndidi wants Eagles to win AFCON
Aigbogun says Flying Eagles learnt lessons in loss to Saudi
NFF mourns former internationals Omokaro, Oboh
NPFL: StarTimes woos LMC
Yakubu, Holzendorf, others rule CBN Junior Tennis tourney
Champions League: Liverpool work miracle, hit Barcelona 4-3 aggregate
Onyekuru helps Galatasaray to top Turkish Super Lig table
Chukwueze named Africa’s Most Valuable U-20 Player
2019 AFCON: Rohr may axe Balogun, Uzoho
Kannywood mourns mother actress, Binta Kofar Soro
Tiwa Savage remains my business partner – Don Jazzy
Yemi Alade hits 7m followers on instagram, appreciates fans
‘We’re sorry!’ says ‘Game of Thrones,’ as Starbucks makes a cameo
Madam Efunroye Tinubu and Alhaja Kudirat Abiola in Accord Concordia, crusading for Nigeria’s elusive unity (26)
By heart or offhand, not ‘off-head’
Killing football in Delta: Open letter to Governor Okowa
The looming anarchy
Between Digital Rights and FOI Bills
Musa’s altruism
Glo is preferred network for new subscribers in February, says NCC report
OPPO launches in Nigeria with 48MP F11 Pro smartphone
Court grants AGF’s request to take over Uzodinma’s trial
Ugwuanyi approves 2 model customary courts for LGAs
Imo West: Release Okorocha’s certificate of return – Ex-APGA Chieftain
KWASU Governing Council tackles Gov. Ahmed over appointment of acting VC

Tribune

I know my responsibility, Buhari tells Nigerians
We’ll open up economic relationship with more countries ― China
FG did not offer Miyetti Allah N100bn to stop kidnapping nationwide ―
Senate pledges more funding support for police
Alleged certificate forgery: Court admits Adeleke to N2m bail
5 prisoners to be stoned to death in Bauchi
PDP blasts Buhari over comments on kidnapping, IGP
Oyetola seeks stronger bond between herdsmen, farmers in Osun
Kano: 450 primary school teachers get promotion
Human factors responsible for most road accidents ― FRSC
Car in reverse mode knocks down 4-year-old boy
Court remands man for sexually assaulting girl
SEC ready to commence capital market curriculum in secondary schools
11 killed in clashes near Kenya-Ethiopia border
43 combatants, five civilians killed as hostilities escalates in Syria
Who emerges as Buhari’s choice in Anambra, Enugu?
Disquiet in Edo over ministerial appointment
Speakership: Kwara APC promises to make position known soon
Battle for the soul of Lagos PDP
Tiwa Savage remains my business partner ― Don Jazzy
Kim Kardashian helps secure freedom for 17 prisoners
I’m not African Beyonce, don’t compare me with her, Yemi Alade warns…
Lady Gaga, Zendaya, Cardi B, others stun at MET Gala
FG did not offer Miyetti Allah N100bn to stop kidnapping nationwide ― IG

The Guardian

Protesters block Yemi Osinbajo’s convoy, accuse army of land grab
Kano Assembly passes life pension bill for speaker, deputy
Liverpool produces another miraculous comeback to knock Barcelona out
Police smash car snatching syndicates in Lagos
Woman sentenced to death for killing neighbour during fight
Minimum pay not negotiable, JMPP tells Makinde
Imo States’ three new universities get NUC recognition
Ibadan poly re-opens today
MURIC urges prayers for release of Leah Sharibu, Chibok girls
LMC fines El Kanemi N3 million, orders club to play without fans
Kayrom Lee offers health insurance cover for Oyo boxers
Igali sure of 10 gold medals from wrestling at African Games
Prove you are the best, Joshua challenges Wilder
Pochettino dreams of winning UEFA Champions League
MAN starts preparations for WMF Word Cup, Australia 2019
Gbajabiamila-Wase ticket upsets House of Reps speakership race
The market in the gap
Digital rights and inclusion advocacy is making impact despite challenges
Editorial: Restructure Nigeria’s foreign policy objectives now!
Religion from the Nigerian perspective
Atiku’s petition, Buhari’s defence and INEC’s righteousness
Transforming Nigerian agriculture through innovations
Smiling revolutionaries in Sudan and Nigeria’s prospective revolution
‘NCC tackling SIM data challenges for security’
Digital rights and inclusion advocacy is making impact despite challenges
The market in the gap
‘Why young Nigerians should explore cyber security space’
Malaria may never be eliminated in Nigeria as efforts suffer setbacks
Breakthrough in prostate cancer diagnosis
Diabetes drug works better than diet, exercise at weight loss
Growing up in poverty increases diagnoses of mental illnesses

Vanguard

Looming Disaster At Ekpan-Warri Expressway
Create Balance Between Work And Family — NPA Boss Charges Women
Proactive Data Governance Solves National Security Question, Says Uwaje
NIMASA, Interpol In Fresh Strategy Against Crimes At Sea
2019 POLLS: How The Academia Failed Nigerians – Lamle
FG Promises To Increase Investments In Space Science
Awoism And The Unending Search For Transformational Leadership In Nigeria: Challenges (3)
Robbery Suspects Arrested At The Point Of Selling Stolen Jeep
Bello Shagari: The Truth My Grandfather, Gidado Idris Told Abacha
Size Of NIMASA’s Ship Survey Drops
The ‘Olive Branch’ In Rivers Politics
We Are Determined To End Piracy In Nigeria Waters — Peterside
MainOne To Enhance Regional Integration, Global Access With Cote D’Ivoire Data Centre Launch
AKWA IBOM: APC, INEC In Tug-Of-War Over Polls Materials
Customs Urges Chamber Of Shipping To Change Focus
Verraki Begins Operations In Nigeria
INSECURITY: We’re Helpless, IGP Cries Out To Senate
How Origi, Wijnaldum completed historic Liverpool Champions League comeback
3 feared killed in fresh attack in Kaduna
Insecurity: We have shortage of funds, inadequate equipment, personnel, IGP tells the Senate
N1bn campaign fund saga: Court fixes June 27 to hear suit against Buhari, Atiku
Breaking: Kaduna’s new Commissioner of Police resumes
PDP bombs Buhari over “kidnapping as business” comment
Police charge Adeleke with certificate forgery
Why we detain Senator Adeleke – Police
Breaking: Peter Obi goes to hospital
FG stops govs from seizing LG allocations
Ganduje moves to break Kano Emirate into four
FG blocks governors from monopolising local government allocations
Assassins after me, my son for supporting Buhari ― Mrs Obasanjo
PDP candidate serves Fayemi notice of appeal to Apex court
LG: Attah canvasses true federalism, says direct funding, illegal
Gov. Ugwuanyi swears in four judges
Breaking: Comeback kings, Liverpool show no Messi to Barcelona
Abubakar Bala: I left Kwara United for personal reasons
Casillas leaves hospital, admits future uncertain
Boxing chiefs hit out at IOC over Tokyo threat
Should I try again with my ex now I’m married?
Why shouldn’t married women fancy other men
Lilian Esoro, Frederick Leonard, Bolanle Ninalowo, others tango in “Alter Date”
Tiwa, I are still business partners – Don Jazzy
Lady Gaga, Zendaya, Cardi B, others stun at MET Gala
Music is my life – Dabenja
Child Rights: UNICEF blames Nigeria’s failure on poverty, community disintegration
Baby Odunayo seeks N3m for heart surgery
Suicide attempts by self-poisoning double in teens, young adults
NIMASA, Interpol in fresh strategy against crimes at sea
Size of NIMASA’s ship survey drops
We are determined to end piracy in Nigeria waters — Peterside
Customs urges Chamber of Shipping to change focus
Corruption At Ports: Shippers Council, Customs agents make case for automation
Stakeholders fault lodgement of CVFF in TSA
When people complain that we are not distributing money… – Obaseki

Police arrest six people with truckload of poisonous ‘ponmo’

Police arrest six people with truckload of poisonous ‘ponmo’

Policemen attached to the Lagos State Police Command have arrested six suspects in possession of poisonous cow skin (ponmo).

The spokesperson, Lagos State Police Command, Bala Elkana, said in a statement on Sunday in Lagos that the suspects were arrested following a police tip-off.

“On May 5, at about 5 a.m, acting on the strength of information from a credible source that a truckload of cow skins, popularly called ‘ponmo’, suspected to be poisonous were heaped in a warehouse at No. 9, College Road, Igando.

“A team of Police officers led by the Divisional Police Officer Igando, mobilised to the scene.

“The huge pillage and pyramid of poisonous ponmo and the chemicals used in the preservation of the cow skins were recovered.

“One TATA Truck with registration number AKD-375-XB which was used in conveying the goods was impounded

“Officials of Lagos State Ministry of Health were contacted and after due examination, the cow skins were confirmed to be poisonous and not fit for human consumption.

“Six suspects Adelowo Yinka 50, Olawumi Onabanjo 40, Omowumi Wasiu 43, Adeshokan Taiwo 43, Iyabo Oluwa 38 and Taye Kazeem 40yrs were arrested in connection with the case.’’

According to Mr Elkana, the Commissioner of Police Lagos State Command, Zubairu Muazu, assured Lagosians that the Command will continue to protect life and property of the people.

Mr Muazu also assured that the command would ensure the preservation of public health and safety as enshrined in the Constitution of the Federal Republic of Nigeria.

“Investigation is ongoing to ascertain the source and destinations of those poisonous food items, and suspects will be charged to court.’’ he said. (NAN)

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Buhari returns to Abuja after ‘private visit’ to UK

JUST IN: Buhari returns to Abuja after ‘private visit’ to UK

Sani Tukur

President Muhammadu Buhari Sunday returned to Abuja, after a 10-day ‘private visit’ to the United Kingdom.

The president’s jet touched down at the Nnamdi Azikiwe International Airport, Abuja, at about 6:24 p.m.

A statement by his spokesperson, Femi Adesina, said some “reckless online media, irresponsible political opposition, and other bilious groups and individuals, had gone on overdrive since the President left the country on April 25, insinuating that he was going for hospitalization, and would not return after 10 days as stated.”

Mr Adesisna also said in their “vain imaginations, they even stated that fictive doctors have advised President Buhari to stay longer for more intensive care”.

He said now that the president has returned, “can these apostles of evil imaginings swallow their words? Can they retract their tendentious stories as well as press statements, and apologize to millions of Nigerians both at home and in the Diaspora that they have fed with hogwash?

“Few days after the celebration of World Press Freedom Day, we daresay that this valuable freedom does not tantamount to liberty to mislead and hoodwink the populace through concocted and jejune publications.

“The Buhari administration will always respect and uphold press freedom, but the onus lies on those prone to passing off fiction as facts, to remember that freedom demands concomitant responsibility.

“Those who further share and disseminate falsehood are also encouraged to embrace responsible conduct,” he said.

The presidency did not provide details of Mr Buhari’s ‘private visit,’ leading to speculations he travelled to see his doctors as he has done in the past.

Mr Buhari did not also transfer power to his deputy, Yemi Osinbajo, while he was away’ an action that drew more controversy.

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Woman accuses Alfa husband of destroying children’s health with Indian hemp

Woman accuses Alfa husband of destroying children’s health with Indian hemp

Afeez Hanafi

The wife of an Islamic cleric in Ibafo, Ogun State, Mrs Aina Larubawa, has raised the alarm over the health conditions of their kids who are inhaling the smoke of Indian hemp allegedly puffed by the cleric, Isau Larubawa.

The mother of five children lamented that she had been spending money to treat two of the children – Ajoke, 10 and seven-year-old Fatimoh – who are battling eye problem reportedly caused by the smoke.

She stated that all her efforts to prevail on her husband, who is in his 70s, to stop the habit of smoke far away from the house had proved abortive.

The family lives in a two bedroomed apartment.

Aina, who sells clothes, told City Round that Alfa asked her to bear with the situation or relocate elsewhere with the children.

The native of Oyo State said apart from the negative effects of the smoking, she had endured tough moments ranging from physical assault to lack of care for their children.

She recalled, “I have been in these problems seven months after we got married 24 years ago. I caught him smoking when my first pregnancy was five months. We were living at a boys’ quarter in Mowe then. I wouldn’t have married him if I knew he is a smoker. He said he intentionally hid it from me and that I could do my worse.

“I tried to abort the pregnancy to no avail. He beat me while I was pregnant. I didn’t want to divorce him because this is my second marriage. I remarried after my former husband, for whom I have a child, died. I don’t want people to be insulting me of moving from one matrimonial home to another. It was my sister who persuaded me to marry Alfa Larubawa because her husband and Alfa are childhood friends.

“There are a lot of issues but the most pressing one is Alfa’s smoking habit. I have been spending a lot of money to treat my two children because the smoke affects their eyes. About three years ago, some health workers came to our community to do free medical test for residents. They said my children and I had dirty substances logged in our chests. They advised us to move away from smoke, warning that it would affect our kidneys in the long run.

“I called Alfa and told him about the medical advice. I pleaded with him to stop smoking or do it outside for the sake of our children’s health. I showed him their eyes. We don’t use coal pots for cooking which could have caused the dirt in our chests. He said he had been smoking for a long time and he could not stop it. He said if I was not satisfied, I should leave home with my children.”

The 46-year-old woman stated further that she had been solely responsible for the upkeep of their children, adding that two of them had stopped going to school because she could no longer pay their school fees.

She disclosed that at the height of the serial assaults Alfa allegedly subjected her to, he threatened to kill her and the children under the pretext that he had run mad.

“That was when I started arming myself with a cutlass at night to defend myself and my children. I hardly sleep at night. I would have run away but I didn’t have the means to rent an apartment where I could take my children to,” Aina added, sounding betrayed and helpless.

She went on, “I was selling kerosene and bread while we were in a rented apartment. It was the money I realised from the business and some loans I took that we used to build our house in 2007. I am still repaying the loans. He only bought the land.

“I thought of using my money to build my own house but I felt it was not wise doing so when my husband had not built his own. I thought I would win his heart by assisting him. The building document is in his name.”

Our correspondent learnt that Alfa had initially reported his wife to a human rights group in Ibafo, One Love for Peace and Unity Foundation, claiming that she was threatening him with a cutlass.

The group was said to have invited the couple and their relations to a meeting recently during which Alfa’s excesses were unravelled.

Alfa’s childhood friend, who facilitated the couple’s marriage, Alhaji Arasi Lawal, testified to some of the allegations against the cleric in a video clip recorded at the meeting.

Lawal said, “Alfa Larubawa is my childhood friend. We have been friends since 1969 when we were bachelors. His first wife was my late sister. They have five children together. At a point, he complained to me that my sister was unkempt nd he would divorce her if she failed to change. I talked to my sister, but he eventually divorced her.

“I have warned him to stop smoking. He is only disgracing himself. He does not take care of his children. I am happy that this case is here (human rights group). I see him as somebody who is following the devil.”

The President of the foundation, Samuel Adegeye (aka Black Moses), said the group had written a petition to the Ibafo Police Station, urging them to wade into the matter.

He added, “I am also begging Nigerians to come to the aid of this woman and her children before something bad happens.”

Our correspondent contacted the cleric on the telephone on Friday to get his comments on the allegations. When asked to react to the allegation that he took Indian hemp, he went berserk, raining curses on the wife and ended the call.

He did not pick the subsequent calls our correspondent made to his line.

The Ogun State Police Public Relations Officer, DSP Abimbola Oyeyemi, promised to contact the Ibafo Police Division on the case and get back to our correspondent with comments, but he had yet to do so as of press time.

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Harness diversity for nation’s benefits, Nigerians admonished

Harness diversity for nation’s benefits, Nigerians admonished
An appeal has gone to Nigerians and Muslims in particular to harness the benefits of the nation’s diversity rather than using it for divisive tendencies.
This was the recommendation of participants at the 25th Pre-Ramadan lecture of the University of Lagos Muslim Alumni (UMA) held at the J.F. Ade Ajayi Auditorium of the University of Lagos at the weekend.
Delivering the keynote address, the Sultan of Sokoto, Alhaji Muhammadu Sa’ad Abubakar, said diversity is a deliberate creation of Allah.
Quoting from the Quran chapter 30 verse 22, the Sultan said ‘And His sign is the creation of the heavens and the earth and the diversity of your tongues and colours. Indeed, there are signs in this for the wise’.
“Islam recognises reality of diversity. It accepts it and rises above it to show that what matter is not race which is geographical or colour which is skin deep, but the quality of human character. That the human bein”g is defined by where he comes from or what language he speaks or even what social class he comes from… rather what he believes in and what values drive his character and behaviour. The criterion with the Creator is simply taqwah, God-consciousness which translates to the quality of character and behaviour towards his fellow human beings in general and Muslim brothers in particular”, the Sultan declared.

‘Muslims more than any other group are most equipped to deal with diversity. If they should be found wanting, It would not be because of their religion, but because of their ignorance of their religion’, he added.
One of the guest speakers, Professor Abdul Razaq Abdul Majeed Alaro of the Faculty of Law, University of Ilorin, said diversity is a plan of Allah which we cannot live without. We just have to manage it.
He said the solution to Nigeria’s problems doesn’t lie in going our separate ways, but learning to use our diversity for our benefits.
He also deplored lack of alternative dispute resolution mechanism based on faith or culture, saying the litigation process is based on rights while alternative dispute resolution mechanism emphasises interest.
He also called for reform of the National Youth Service scheme to enable it perform the integration process it was designed for.
The second speaker, Dr Lukman Zakariyah of the International Islamic University, Malaysia, emphasises the need for compromise, saying there is more that unite us than what we different on.
He also called for return to our value system
The occasion also witness presentation of scholarship award to ten scholars.
The national President of the association, Alhaji Shuaib Afolabi Salisu, lamented that religion which is supposed to be used to unite has been manipulated for political and other sinister purposes.
He, however, expressed confidence in ability of Islam to offer hope for solutions to most of the problems.


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

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

Compiled by Demola Adefajo

The Punch

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EFCC slams fresh six counts against Bauchi gov-elect
Man steals N1.7m hospital’s microscope, sells it for N5,000
Man wrongly imprisoned for 27 years seeks N20bn compensation
Police kill dismissed sergeant in gun battle over kidnapping
PDP claims N14tn stolen under Buhari
Man kills father, sets corpse ablaze in Anambra
Alleged forgery: Two Osun citizens ask court to sack Adeleke from Senate
Immortalise my father, Saraki’s sister begs Kwara gov-elect
Gateman teaches Buhari, Ngige, Adewole leadership morals
Police recover 22 AK-47 rifles from 18 suspected kidnappers, bandits
Four suspects caught with freezer-load of hemp
Police abandon corpse, patrol vehicle at National Hospital
Traditional ruler’s son arrested for killing NANS member in Lagos
Govt warns residents on poisonous ponmo in Lagos market
Man kills father, sets corpse ablaze in Anambra
Kidnappers seize two expatriates in Rivers
Brutalised PUNCHman: LASTMA withdraws power-drunk officials from duty, invites victim
Group says Buhari loves Igbos more than his predecessors
APC dismisses Kogi gov’s alleged move to dump party
Reps want secret ballot for election of National Assembly leaders
Abia APC backs Kalu, Onyejiocha for National Assembly positions
Lagos, Rivers, Ogun, Delta made N2.71tn IGR in five years
Building collapse: Firm advocates preventive safety management
COREN elects new president
Multi-fund structure ’ll give workers’ better investment returns – Expert
FBN General Insurance records N615.6m profit
SEC to align master plan with economic realities
Mbappe sent off as PSG lose French Cup final
Sports lawyer Agbakoba-Onyejiana, others honoured in Lagos
De Gea’s howler jeopardises United’s top-4 hopes
Police investigate picture of Sala’s body online
Nigeria win African badminton tourney
Oshoala helps Barca reach women’s UCL final
Getting that smart home of your choice
Intellectual property assets: Catalyst for merger and acquisition in telecom sector
Harmonise spectrum for mobile money services, GSMA tells govt
NOTAP, NCC champions formulation of national IP policy
Editorial: Fighting graft with Auditor-General’s reports
Inflation: The invisible arch-terrorist!!
Help! Our toilets are killing us
Nigeria’s overtures to Russia on Boko Haram

The Nation

Buhari mobilises governors for Lawan, Gbajabiamila
CBN to withdraw N7.9tr dirty, mutilated notes
APC disputes Atiku’s claim on being Nigerian by birth
Fulani elders berate Miyetti Allah’s chief over comment on Tinubu
Minimum wage: Makinde kicks as Ajimobi negotiates with labour
EFCC charges governor-elect with ‘accepting gratification’
Nigeria loses $29.3b yearly to erratic power supply
Suspected robbers kill NANS spokesman
Dangote donates 2,160-bed hostel to ABU
Kogi APC elders: no second term for Bello
Buhari mobilises governors for Lawan, Gbajabiamila
CBN to withdraw N7.9tr dirty, mutilated notes
APC disputes Atiku’s claim on being Nigerian by birth
Fulani elders berate Miyetti Allah’s chief over comment on Tinubu
Dangote donates 2,160-bed hostel to ABU
Kogi APC elders: no second term for Bello
APC, Buhari desperate to remain in power, says PDP
Police tighten noose on bandits as NLC calls for action
Saraki nominated as global rights body’s ambassador
APC chief blasts lawmakers over life pension
Kokori lacks experience to head NSITF, says minister
Court verdict: Osun voters seek Adeleke’s sack
Sanwo-Olu is a good choice, says APC
Four nabbed for allegedly killing ex-lawmaker
Buhari to varsity administrators: be prudent in resources management
Will Makinde make a difference in Oyo?
How Buhari can succeed, by Abraham
APC sweeps Zamfara LG polls
Kajuru: Police arrest suspected killer of traditional ruler
Bayelsa holds council elections July 27
Adijat Gbadamosi shines
Osimhen scores 15th goal for Charleroi
Nigerian Breweries supports Okpekpe race again
May Day rally, Ramadan force postponement
De Gea’s howler gifts Chelsea point at Old Trafford
I’m focusing on African Cup, Games —Oshonaike
Porsche Cayenne hits Nigeria
NIA urges vehicle owners to verify policy on USSD code
Tyre management and safety
‘We’re building investor-friendly bank’
FBN General Insurance achieves N615.6m profit in 2018
Task force arrests 90 suspected cultists, miscreants
Council empowers entrepreneurs
Lawyers: crazy bills crime against consumers
‘How carpenter tried to rape me
Bank, Magodo residents promote cultural diversity
Four arrested with cannabis – filled deep freezer
‘We may be compelled to ban tricycles over nuisance’
Kidnapped Chinese citizens regain freedom
Five die in Ogun as vehicle rams into Truck
Truck crushes eight to death in Edo
FCT residents decry high rate of “One Chance” criminals
Flood: 4,636 Anambra farmers benefit from NEMA grants
JAMB conducts UTME for 200 foreign candidates
ASUU describes FG verification exercise as a dubious trap
Ahmed denies alleged diversion of KWASU subventions
Student protests: Council sacks Ibarapa Poly Rector
Why there is drop in 2019 Common entrance examination, by NECO Registrar
Student protests: Council suspends Ibarapa Poly Rector, dissolves mgt
Editorial: Not enough
Ngige’s hidden agenda

ThisDay

APC Wins Zamfara LG Polls
NLC Demands Inauguration of Kokori-led NSITF Board Before May Day
Saraki Named Ambassador Of International Human Rights Commission
Alleged Forgery: Two Osun Voters Ask Court to Sack Adeleke from Senate
Niger PDP Probes Members over Outcome of General Election
FG Seeks Private Sector Involvement in Funding Military Research
• NAF to build made-in-Nigeria aircraft •Navy recovers metal barge with 900,000 litres of crude oil…
Baba Aladura Erujeje is Dead
Glo is Game Changer of Nigeria’s ICT Industry, Says ALTON Chairman
Medical Laboratory Scientists Protest Employment Embargo on Members
NIPOST Set to Deliver 2000 Outlets for National MFB
Fidelity Bank Shareholders Approve N3.2bn Dividend Pay-out
CBN to Unveil Clean Note Policy, Banknote Fitness Guidelines
Oando Sustains Positive Results, Posts N4.6bn Profit in Q1
Dry Ports: Shippers’ Council Moves to Attract Investors
Heritage Promotes Cultural Diversity
FAAN Urges ICAO Member States to Collaborate against Terrorism
Adeniyi to Lead Discussion on Non-oil Sector
BPP Harps on Transparency, Reforms in Procurement Process
The Creeping Zoning Controversy in Anambra Governorship Contest
Ambode Fights to Stamp His Name on Legacy Projects
Uchechukwu Ogah: Champion Extraordinaire
Cameroon Defeats Guinea in Shoot out to Lift U-17 AFCON
Flying Eagles Land in Germany for Training
100 Cyclists from Nigeria, Ghana, Benin Storm Abuja for Selection
What African Players Need to Do to Be Amongst World’s Best, By Oshodi
Nigerian Breweries Plc Throws Weight behind Okpekpe Race Again
32 Lagos Schools for Channels International Kids Cup
EPL: Ndidi, Iwobi Subbed as Leicester Hammer Arsenal 3-0
De Gea Error Gifts Chelsea Advantage in Race for Top Four
Looming Danger in Kogi Communities
EDITORIAL: THE WARNINGS ON DEBT BURDEN

Daily Trust

Gunmen abduct army officer, family in Taraba
Dismissed policeman, 1 other killed over kidnapping
Police arrest 4 with freezer-loaded with Indian hemp
…woman held over 6-year-old boy found dead in freezer
Five die in Abeokuta- Sagamu expressway accident
CAN to FG: Release Zakzaky, Dasuki
ABU’s Garba emerges VC of the year 2018
Khadija Bukar Abba drops speakership ambition, opts for house leader
Kogi: Stakeholders caution APC, Buhari against fielding Bello for 2nd term
JUST IN: Police nab suspected killer of traditional ruler in Kaduna, 17 other kidnappers
Stubborn father finally speaks to wife after over 20 YEARS of silence
Rare two-headed calf born on US farm
TCN restores normal bulk power supply after Apo fire
Kvitova earns maiden Stuttgart title
Zamfara: APC wins all 14 LGAs, 147 councillorship seats
NASS: Why I settled for dep speakership — Maje
3SC, Kwara United win 2018/2019 AITEO State FA Cup
Flying Eagles U-20 World Cup squad
Man City edge past Burnley to go top
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Why I donated hostel to ABU – Dangote
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FCTA rescues 40 children at orphanages in Jiwa, Tugan Maje
Ukraine is no laughing matter
Justce Mamman Nasir and boundary clashes
As ABU honours Hassan Sunmonu and Dangote
“Too many doctors!”
Sri Lanka bans face coverings in wake of Easter bombings
Group builds 4 maternities on Nigeria-Niger border
The Sri Lanka attacks: New front, old wounds
Gunmen abduct army officer, family in Taraba
Editorial: Ngige and doctors’ exodus
Manji emerges Plateau NLC new chair
Grants up for flood-hit farmers in Anambra
Bida Poly donates shea butter processing centre to host community
Maximising Benue’s mango value
Edo to deal with parents of pupils loitering during school hours
ASUU directs its members to ignore 2019 Personnel Data Verification
Bida Poly donates shea butter processing centre to host community
Hajj: Tour Operators get April 30 deadline to pay licence fees
Cleric advises Muslims to repent before Ramadan

The Sun

UTME: JAMB alerts of new scam to defraud candidates
APGA leadership tussle divides party
9th NASS: Buhari prefers Lawan, Gbajabiamila – North-Central APC leader
Bauchi governor-elect faces bribery charges
2019 polls: How South East APC leaders sabotaged party –Kalu
Anger over 2023 presidency
CAN to FG: Release El-Zakzaky, Dasuki now
Speakership: Open ballot won’t work –Lawmakers
Dangote donates N1.2bn students’ hostel to ABU
Nigeria running out of donkeys –FG
ASUU strikes stall varsities’ progress –Buhari
SERAP urges Dickson to reject life pension for Bayelsa lawmakers
Insecurity: Bayelsa election petition tribunal relocates to Abuja
PDP stakeholders kick over Ayade’s move to reduce cabinet
Ihedioha’s victory brought Imo together – Obi
Kogi guber: I’ve come to rescue my people from pangs of hunger – Ameh
New Ranger ‘ll do well in Nigeria – Ford SSA boss
Mercedes rewards transporters for buying Marcopolo luxury buses
NUPENG charges Buhari to build more refineries
NLC re-affirms commitment to picket NERC, Discos
Lagos Media Marathon: May Day rally, Ramadan force postponement
Emiliano Sala: Police investigate online photo said to be of plane crash victim
London Marathon 2019: Prince Harry cheers as Kipchoge wins
Barcelona Open: Thiem wins title against Medvedev with ease
Sheffield United promoted to Premier League
Oshoala in action as Barca Ladies reach Women’s UCL final
Africa Cup: Over 100 Nigeria, Ghana, Benin cyclists storm Abuja
Larry Ekundayo to defend IBF European title June 30
Onyekuru cheers Galatasary basketball team to victory
Reflections on my abduction
Okeke: The making of NCRIB fellow
Just how do Nigerian politicians manage to sleep peacefully?
Big issues in UK and Nigeria’s elections
Bye-bye to lugardian contraption?
Nigerian state and its many orphans: Reflecting on Helen Paul
Reflections on my abduction
Sudanese army: Africa Union’s dilemma
JAMB conducts UTME for 200 foreign candidates

Tribune

Police arrest ex-convict for murder of NANS-JCC spokesman
APC sweeps Zamfara LG polls
FG’s verification exercise is dubious ― ASUU
Gas leakage responsible for shutdown of four power plants ― TCN
Appointment: Methodist Bishop asks Kwara governor-elect to consider non-indigenes
Task Force nabs 26 Awawa cult gang in Agege, 64 miscreants in Oshodi
NUJ President, Isiguzo, warns against attacks on journalists
Ibarapa IPMAN sends SoS to DSS over ‘persistent’ kidnap of members
Why Buhari, APC are desperate to retain power ― PDP
Seven traffic offenders in Edo get community service
FG approves construction of first onshore oil terminal in 50 years
Did Buhari miss Tinubu in Lagos?
Korea is under UN Security Council sanctions —…
Police clash with yellow vests protesters in France
As Kogi PDP looks eastward for governorship candidate
How to keep love aglow in marriage (I)
200 foreign candidates write UTME in UK, Saudi, 5 others
Why Rivers, A’Ibom, Kano, Kano, Lagos, Kaduna top list of states with jobless Nigerians ― NBS

Leadership

Police Nab Killer Of Kaduna Traditional Ruler, 17 Others
We Have Paid Salaries For 38 Months – Kogi Govt
ASUU Rejects FG’s Personnel Payroll System
Minimum Wage Implementation: I will Not Retrench Any Worker — Ganduje
EFCC Files Criminal Charges Against Bauchi Gov-elect
FG Urges Farmers To Acquire 40% Of BoA Shares
“Mass Education, Solution Against Deprivation, Oppression Of Niger Delta”
NCC To Establish Internet Industry Code Of Practice To Secure Cyber Space
Ajimobi Plotting To Compound Labour Issues For Me – Makinde
Bayelsa Guber Race: Comments Over Sylva’s Eligibility, Distasteful -APC Campaign Group
6 In Police Net For Selling Indian Hemp In Open Market
South East Youths Fault INEC On Okorocha
Africa Cup: Cyclists, Coaches, Commissars Storm Abuja For Training/Selection
Joseph Akpieyi ‘s Testimonial
Rotimi Amaechi In History
Dangote: Promoting Gender Equality
Abe To Oshiomhole: Stop Promoting Illegality In Rivers APC
Atiku Vs PMB: Arise Offers To Stand As Defence Witness
Alaibe Condoles Dickson Over Killing Of Two Aides
Barcelona Seal Liga Title, Face Grander Task In Champions League
EDITORIAL: Concerns Over Nigeria’s Debt Profile
The Willingness To Serve And Excel Deputy Senate Presidency And Omo-Agege’s Quest
Executive Plattform: No Bank Should Toy With Cyber Security Measures – Okonkwo
Ondo 2020: Ilajes Move To Oust Akeredolu
Abia PDP, Others Hail Ruling In Kalu’s N7.6bn Trial
Nwoko Vs Nwaoboshi: Anxiety Mounts As Delta North Awaits Court Verdict
ACP Drags INEC, Wike To Election Tribunal
Navy Recovers 2 Vessels With Crude Oil
Stay Off Major Roads, Senate Warns Truck Owners In Lagos

The Guardian

Outrage as Dickson signs bill for Bayelsa lawmakers’ life pension
‘Stress, impaired sleep pose higher death risk in workers with hypertension’
City win, Man United draw with Chelsea as woeful Arsenal lose 0-3 to Leicester
Academy unveils solution for ‘hit and run’ crashes in Lagos
Oba Akran Road that Buhari didn’t see cuts into two
26 suspected cultists nabbed in Lagos
Burnt bus rots away 12 days after on Oshodi-Apapa expressway
Corruption hinders governors from enacting procurement act, says PCC
Ohanaeze Ndigbo youths warn against sinking APGA after 2021
Guardiola lauds Man City’s mental strength
Doubts over Benitez staying beyond this season at Newcastle
Barca’s current feat unlikely to be surpassed, Busquets claims
Oshoala’s Barcelona qualify for Uefa Women’s Champions League final
Flying Eagles arrive Germany in preparation for U20 World Cup
Morocco, Egypt emerge winners at African Beach Volleyball
Why Buhari, ruling party are desperate to retain power, by PDP
Sango accuses third force of sponsoring crisis in PDP
Politics of absenteeism at Buhari’s project commissioning in Lagos
Building for the next billion users
Reopening the unfortunate case of the Nigerian police
Editorial: Banditry, et al and homeland insecurity
Mike Adenuga: 66 cheers to a digital guru
Mother earth, Easter and humanity
The Chris Ngige’s theory on doctors
Preventing Nigeria from becoming a “failed nation”
Apex bank to unveil frameworks on clean, fit bank notes
Shareholders applaud Sterling Bank’s improved performance
PenCom and challenges of public institutions in development
Stock market defies Q1 earnings, slumps by 1.2%
Engineers attest to Third Mainland Bridge stability, safety
Stakeholders validate technology plans for renewable energy resources
‘Uniform underwriting standards will ease home financing’
Faculty seeks valuation of Lagos National Stadium, intellectual property
How novel antibody suppresses HIV for four months, by research
No safe amount of alcohol during pregnancy, suggest researchers
Device lets mute patients talk
How common food additive in bread, others fuel weight gain, diabetes

Vanguard

INFLATION: The Invisible Super Terrorist
We’re Back To NADECO Days- Bucknor-Akerele
1.4b Facebook Members Predicted To Die By 2100
EFCC Arraigns Governor-Elect, Bala Mohammed For Bribe-Taking
Economy Bleeds As Power Generation Drops To 2,039MW
We Will Grow To Tier-1 Organically, But… — Fidelity Bank Boss
Nigeria And May Day In The Centenary Of The ILO
The Minimum Wage Swindle
TCN Restores Power Supply To Apo Substation After Fire Incident
I Wasn’t Given Any SUV By NSITF – Ngige
Boko Haram: My Campaign Has Forced Buhari To Remember Leah Sharibu – Omokri
Bargain Hunting To Lift Equities This Week
Fidelity Bank Grows Profit By 34% In Q1’19
CBN Introduces Special Intervention Fund For MFBs
Buhari, APC, Out To Cover Corruption, Incompetence- PDP
Insurance Claims Rise Faster Than Premium Income
2Rabbi Wounded In US Synagogue Shooting Says Jews Won’t Be Cowed
We’re back to NADECO days- Bucknor-Akerele
Buhari, APC, out to cover corruption, incompetence- PDP
Again, PDP slams Buhari, APC
PDP is a useless party, Lauretta Onochie spits fire
I have no regret joining APC- Senator Akpabio
Liverpool’s Van Dijk wins PFA player of year award
Ranieri wants Conte to replace him at Roma as European battle heats up
Lazio eye Champions League with Samp win, Mertens strike equals Maradona
Kuffour, the toughest defender I ever faced, says Okocha
Is Regina Daniels married to Ned Nwoko?
Terry G finds new girlfriend, set to dump “baby mama”?
Davido makes thrilling surprise performance at Idris Elba’s wedding
UTME: We ‘ve uncovered new scam to defraud candidates, JAMB alerts
Balarabe attacks Yoruba, Igbo, N-Delta on restructuring: You are talking rubbish!