Sunday, September 23, 2018


Osun 2018: Politicians devise new tactics of vote-buying, woo PVC holders on WhatsApp
Sat, 22 Sep 2018
48 candidates battle for 1,246,915 votes APC, PDP clash over vote-buying allegation EU warns against inducement EFCC monitors money transfers Olufemi Atoyebi, Femi Makinde, Success Nwogu, Jesusegun Alagbe, Olaleye Aluko and Dayo Ojerinde As 48 governorship candidates from 48 political parties jostle for 1,246,915 votes in the Osun State governorship election []

Why FG suspended national carrier project Investigation
Sat, 22 Sep 2018
Oyetunji Abioye Details have emerged on why the Federal Government suspended plan to establish a national carrier named Nigeria Air. The Minister of State for Aviation, Hadi Sirika, had on Wednesday announced the indefinite suspension of Nigeria Air without giving reasons. However, impeccable sources in the Ministry of Aviation told Saturday PUNCH that the Federal []

SERAP, CD scold communications minister for skipping NYSC scheme
Gov aspirants, emirs clash over power shift in Kwara
Sat, 22 Sep 2018
Success Nwogu, Ilorin Three governorship aspirants from Kwara Central have disagreed with nine emirs from Kwara North and some governorship aspirants over the demand for power shift to the northern part of the state in 2019. Those who disagreed with the demand are Alhaji Ibrahim Ajia and Alhaji Ladi Hassan of the Peoples Democratic Party []

Retirement now a curse, South-East pensioners lament
Sat, 22 Sep 2018
Ihuoma Chiedozie, Enugu Pensioners in the South-East on Friday lamented that retirement from the civil service had turned out to be a curse for them, rather than a blessing. The pensioners bemoaned their plight at the South-East zonal meeting of the Nigerian Union of Pensioners, in Enugu. The senior citizens expressed concern over the pension []

Buhari, Saraki mourn as Kwara ex-MILAD, Bamigboye, dies
Sat, 22 Sep 2018
Success Nwogu, Ade Adesomoju and Tunde Ajaja President Muhammadu Buhari and the Senate President, Dr. Bukola Saraki and the Kwara State Governor, Alhaji Abdulfatah Ahmed, have expressed sadness over the death of the first military Governor of Kwara State, Brig.Gen. David Bamigboye (retd.), who passed on in Lagos on Friday. They prayed God to grant []

Wike, Abe plotting to defame me Amaechi
Sat, 22 Sep 2018
Chukwudi Akasike, Port Harcourt The Minister of Transportation, Mr. Rotimi Amaechi, has accused the Rivers State Governor, Nyesom Wike, and the lawmaker representing Rivers South East in the National Assembly, Senator Magnus Abe, of conniving to disparage and defame his person. Amaechi, who is the leader of the All Progressives Congress in Rivers State and []

Flooding: Delta community wants more relief materials
Sat, 22 Sep 2018
Theophilus Onojeghen, Warri One of the flood-ravaged communities in Delta State, Polobubo, has protested against Vice-President Yemi Osinbajos inability to visit the area when he visited to the state on Thursday. Polobubo, also known as Tsekelewu, in Warri North Council Area of the state noted that if Osinbajo had visited the community, he would have []

Complete East-West Road, militants tell FG
Sat, 22 Sep 2018
Simon Utebor, Yenagoa A coalition of militant groups in the Niger Delta under the aegis of the Reformed Niger Delta Avengers has demanded a speedy completion of the East-West Road, a major expressway linking the South-South to other parts of the country. They said that the road, which remained critical to the people of the []

Police to prosecute campaign billboard destroyers
Sat, 22 Sep 2018
Etim Ekpimah, Uyo The Commissioner of Police, Akwa Ibom State, Mr. Adeyemi Ogunjemilusi, has said that the command will prosecute all those who deface, destroy, or remove the posters and billboards of political opponents. A statement by the Police Public Relations Officer in the state, Mr. Odiko Macdon, in Uyo on Friday, said the suspected []

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Woman with two wombs gives birth to twins
Sat, 22 Sep 2018
A woman recently discovered she had two wombs when she fell pregnant with a baby in each. Poppy and Piran House were born at 34 weeks after parents, Jennifer Ashwood and Andrew House, found out she had a rare heart-shaped uterus. Remarkably, she became pregnant with twins when one egg was released into each []

Man caught rubbing fruits on buttocks in supermarket
Sat, 22 Sep 2018
A man in Virginia, United States, is facing charges after he allegedly grabbed produce at a Manassas store, pulled down his pants and rubbed the food items on his bare buttocks. The suspect then allegedly put the tainted produce back on the shelves, according to The Huffington Post. Michael Johnson, 27, was arrested at th

What we want from our next governor Osun residents
Sat, 22 Sep 2018
Ahmadu Musefiu, welder, Ede I expect the new governor to provide good environment for market men and women, small and medium-scale entrepreneurs and artisans. He should provide good road network to ease movement. The incoming governor must be able to provide credit facility for artisans and traders to grow their business. He should get supervisors, []

PWDs seek peaceful poll, hail INEC over Braille ballot guides
Sat, 22 Sep 2018
Femi Makinde, Osogbo Persons Living with Disabilities have called on politicians, their supporters as well as the electorate in Osun State to shun violence in the governorship election slated for Saturday (today). The Executive Director, Inclusive Friends Association, Grace Jerry, who made the appeal against violence, also lauded the Independent National Electoral Commission over the []

Osun election: INEC recruits 16,000 corps members, others as ad hoc staff
Sat, 22 Sep 2018
Femi Makinde The Independent National Electoral Commission says in preparation for the Osun State governorship election today, the commission has recruited 16,000 ad hoc staff, including National Youth Service Corps members and students of the Obafemi Awolowo University. The states Resident Electoral Commissioner, Mr Olusegun Agbaje, said the commission had adequately prepared to ensure a []

Ondo chief empowers 104 youths
Sat, 22 Sep 2018
The Sasere of Ondo Kingdom, High Chief Johnson Adeduro, has empowered and trained 104 youths in the state in different vocations. The youths under the aegis of Ondo Ekimogun Youth Congress, on Friday assembled at the Ondo Civic Center for their graduation ceremony, appreciating the kind gesture of the traditional chief. Speaking at the ceremony, []

UN, AU advise Nigeria, others on security
Sat, 22 Sep 2018
Adelani Adepegba, Abuja The United Nations Office for West Africa and the Sahel, the African Union and the Economic Community of West African States have stressed the need for Nigeria and other countries in the Sahel to implement a unified approach in the fight against terrorism and radicalism in the region. They agreed that the []

Paedophile rapes kids, boasts of enjoying it in court
Sat, 22 Sep 2018
A paedophile, who abused girls as young as eight over a 50-year period, told a court his victims enjoyed and wanted to be raped. Peter Ashford was jailed for 12 years and eight months for abusing girls between the ages of eight and 13. Among the 27 charges he admitted were incidents of rape, attempted []

Live tapeworm pulled out of mans brain
Sat, 22 Sep 2018
A man with unexplained epilepsy was found to have a live 10cm tapeworm lodged in his brain that was still swimming. The worm was discovered and removed by baffled doctors after the 26-year-old Chinese man suddenly developed epilepsy. The parasite is thought to have ended up in his brain because he had eaten undercooked []

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Should partners discuss their pasts before marriage
Sat, 22 Sep 2018
There have been arguments about the need for people to tell their partners about their amorous past, especially before marriage. Some individuals are of the opinion that it is the right thing to do while others do not agree. Saturday PUNCH asked Nigerians if they think that someone in a relationship should tell their partner []

Tinubu, Ambode alleged feud puts godfatherism in the spotlight
Sat, 22 Sep 2018
The alleged rift between Governor Akinwunmi Ambode of Lagos State and his political godfather and National Leader of the All Progressives Congress, Asiwaju Bola Tinubu, over the latter's refusal to support the governor's second term bid, has brought the issue of political godfatherism to the fore, JESUSEGUN ALAGBE writes A scene played out on Monday []

APC senators, aspirants reject party's indirect primaries
Sat, 22 Sep 2018
John Alechenu, Niyi Odebode and Leke Baiyewu Some All Progressives Congress senators and aspirants have opposed the Wednesday decision of the party, which granted the request of the APC governors on the mode of primaries for choosing candidates for the 2019 elections. The APC National Executive Committee, after its meeting last month, had announced the []

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Osun election: Why didn't you withdraw policemen from Aregbesola, PDP asks IGP
Sat, 22 Sep 2018
Olusola Fabiyi, Abuja The Peoples Democratic Party has asked the Inspector-General of Police, Ibrahim Idris, to explain to Nigerians why he failed to withdraw policemen attached to the Governor of Osun State, Mr. Rauf Aregbesola, like he did to the Governor of Ekiti State, Mr. Ayodele Fayose, before the conduct of the Ekiti governorship election. []

Ambode: Tinubu, GAS meeting may not hold today
Sat, 22 Sep 2018
Sesan Olufowobi Barring any unforeseen development, the Governor Advisory Council will meet on Saturday night (today) to conclude all matter concerning the Lagos State ticket of the All Progressives Congress. GAS is the highest advisory body of the APC in Lagos and its verdict on any issue is the law. It was gathered on Friday []

APC desperate to remain in power, says Tambuwal
Sat, 22 Sep 2018
The Sokoto State Governor, Aminu Tambuwal, has said the ruling All Progressives Congress is desperate to remain in power and that is why it is trying to shut down opposing voices in the country. He stated this in Ado-Ekiti, Ekiti State, on Friday while meeting with the Peoples Democratic Party delegates ahead of the national []

2019 elections: Abdulsalami warns against Nigeria's disintegration
Sat, 22 Sep 2018
Femi Makinde, Osogbo A former Head of State, Gen. Abdulsalami Abubakar, says he will forever be an enemy of anyone who tries to hinder the democratic development of Nigeria or plunge the country into crisis. Abdualsalami said this on Friday at the maiden edition of the General Abdulsalami Abubakar Foundation Peace Lecture, organised by the []

27 Imo APGA gov aspirants reject consensus
Sat, 22 Sep 2018
Chidiebube Okeoma, Owerri Last minute move made by the leadership of All Progressives Grand Alliance in Imo State for the 27 governorship aspirants to select a consensus candidate among them has failed. Our correspondent gathered that the meeting which held in Owerri, the state capital, during the week, ended in a deadlock as the party's []

Delta ADP chairman resigns, dumps party
Sat, 22 Sep 2018
Theophilus Onojeghen, Warri The Chairman of the Delta State chapter of the Action Democratic Party, Mr. David Ekuetafia, has resigned his position and membership of the party. Ekuetafia, who however, did not disclose the name of his new party, noted that he took the decision after consultations with his family and political associates across the []

Accusations, allegations from PDP sign of impeding loss ' APC
Sat, 22 Sep 2018
Olusola Fabiyi, Abuja The APC Campaign Council for the Osun Governorship election has described the allegations and accusations emanating from the camp of the PDP ahead of Saturday's polls as a manifestation of the fear of impending defeat. In a statement in Osogbo on Friday, the Council's Media Committee Chairman and Minister of Information and []

Church prays against vote-buying, electoral violence
APC, INEC creating illegal polling units to rig Osun election ' PDP
Sat, 22 Sep 2018
Olusola Fabiyi, Abuja The Peoples Democratic Party has accused the All Progressives Congress of conniving with Independent National Electoral Commission to create illegal polling units with the intention to rig the poll. Addressing a press conference on Friday, the PDP National Publicity Secretary, Mr. Kola Ologbondiyan, however, said the party would dismantle all the plots []

Presidential primary: We'll abide by PDP decision, says Mark
Sat, 22 Sep 2018
Umar Muhammed, Lafia A former Senate President and federal lawmaker from Benue State, Senator David Mark, has said he and others vying for political offices will abide by the decision of the Peoples Democratic Party on all matters as the primary elections approach. Mark, who said this while addressing Nasarawa State PDP delegates in Akwanga []

Buhari government doing many South-South projects abandoned by Jonathan 'Eta, APC National Vice-Chairman
Sat, 22 Sep 2018
In this interview with JOHN ALECHENU, the National Vice-Chairman (South-South) of the All Progressives Congress, Hilliard Eta, speaks about the cost of APC's nomination forms, the mode of the party's primaries, the APC's chances in 2019 and sundry other national issues The sale, collection and submission of your nomination and expression of interest forms have []

CBN revokes Skye Bank's operating licence
Sat, 22 Sep 2018
Renames it Polaris Bank Nike Popoola The Central Bank of Nigeria on Friday revoked the operating licence of Skye Bank Plc. Governor of Central Bank, Godwin Emefiele, made the announcement at a press briefing in Lagos. He also said a bridge bank known as Polaris Bank had been created to assume the assets and liabilities []

No whistle-blower will get 5% of our funds ' NNPC
Sat, 22 Sep 2018
Everest Amaefule, Abuja The Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation has vowed that none of its funds in a commercial bank will be subjected to the payment of five per cent to any whistle-blower. Hinting at a possible move by a whistle-blower to claim five per cent of funds allegedly stashed and recovered from secret accounts held []

AMCON can't recover N5.4tn debt without judicial support
Sat, 22 Sep 2018
The Chief Judge of Federal High Court, Abuja Division, Justice Adamu Abdu Kafarati, has reiterated the need for judges in the country to support the debt recovery efforts of the Asset Management Corporation of Nigeria since it was established as a central element of the government's response to financial crisis in the country. Justice Kafarati []

Ports owners resolve to attract funding as groups
Sat, 22 Sep 2018
Anna Okon Ports service providers in Africa have resolved to form viable consortiums than can give them the required size for credit guarantee to aid them in attracting funding for port development. This resolution was contained in a communiqu issued at the end of the International Association of Ports and Harbours Conference tagged: 'African Ports []

PenCom registers 13,469 firms under Contribution Pension Scheme
Sat, 22 Sep 2018
Ozioma Ubabukoh The National Pension Commission says that the recent recovery of N14.76bn by the agency has boosted the confidence of contributors and encouraged employers to embrace the Contributory Pensions Scheme. The Acting Director General, PenCom, Aisha Dahir-Umah, said that the money was recovered from unwilling and recalcitrant employers, who failed to remit deducted pension []

MFA launches VIP global shopping app in Nigeria
Sat, 22 Sep 2018
Friday Olokor, Jos A global e-commerce platform, Mall For Africa, has expressed its commitment to ensuring that Small and Medium-scale Enterprises operating in the country find their feet in the global market so as to boost the nation's economy. The MFA said its new product, Concierge VIP Services, had been restricted to meet the shopping


The political lies that killed Citizen Khorsa
Sat, 22 Sep 2018
Nigeria's leading political actors were all about in the outgoing week projecting themselves and seemingly rewriting history. It was, however, a different matter for the majority of the apolitical class.Continue reading The political lies that killed Citizen Khorsa at Vanguard News.

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Celebrities warm up for world premiere of ' hief Daddy
Sat, 22 Sep 2018
Following the recent release of the first teaser of the movie, Chief Daddy, EbonyLife Films has announced the date of the movie's premiere, set for December 2, 2018. The highly anticipated launch will take place at the Oriental Hotel in Lekki, Lagos.Continue reading Celebrities warm up for world premiere of ' hief Daddy' at Vanguard News.

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1.2m voters pick Aregbesolas successor
Sat, 22 Sep 2018
NO fewer than 1,246,915 voters are expected to troop to the polling booths in Osun State today to elect the successor of the incumbent governor, Ogbeni Rauf Aregbesola. The votes will be shared among 48 candidates of different parties standing for the election. Of the 48 candidates, however, only five are regarded as major contenders. The five include Gboyega Oyetola of the All Progressives Congress (APC), Iyiola Omisore of the Social Democratic Party (SDP), Moshood Adeoti of the African Democra

Oyetola, Omisore, Adeleke, Adeoti, Akinbade in tough contest
Sat, 22 Sep 2018
Four years after outgoing governor, Rauf Aregbesola, won a reelection in tough circumstances, another governorship election holds today to produce his successor. As the electorate cast their votes, BISI OLADELE and ADESOJI ADENIYI analyse the likely voting patterns across the major towns and cities in the State of Virtues.FIVE main gorvernorship contenders are set to battle for the votes of 1.24 million voters expected to turn out today to choose who should govern Osun State for the next four ye


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