At last, Tinubu endorses Sanwo-Olu as APC governorship candidate in Lagos

At last, Tinubu endorses Sanwo-Olu as APC governorship candidate in Lagos

Former governor of Lagos State, Asiwaju Bola Ahmed Tinubu, has for the first time come out to endorse one of the aspirants for the All Progressives Congress (APC) governorship ticket in Lagos State, Mr Jide Sanwo-Olu.

This was contained in a 21-paragraph tweet on his Twitter handle.

He subtly accused the incumbent governor, Akinwunmi Ambode of deviating from the path laid down by his administration and that of Babatunde Raji Fashola on waste management and environmental management.

The full tweets:

30th September, 2018
Tomorrow, our party and the people of Lagos will have an encounter with destiny. We shall hold our governorship primary.
2. With the holding of direct primaries to elect governorship candidates in Lagos and other states, the APC takes a groundbreaking step toward greater internal democracy and progressive governance for the benefit of all people.
3. While our party is young, it has grown fast and has travelled far in a short time. This speaks well of the character of you, the party’s rank-and-file members. What, in other nations, has taken political parties generations to achieve, we have done in a few brief years.
4. No other party in Nigeria dare attempt what we have already dedicated ourselves to do. I thank and commend all APC members and all Lagosians who have lent their support to this historic and humane mission upon which our party has embarked.
5. We are democrats in the truest sense of the word. As such, we forever search for what is good and right for the people. With this ideal as our guide, tomorrow’s primary cannot be shaded by selfish ambition or the perceived personal grievance between this or that person.
6. Something much greater waits in the balance. What is at stake is nothing less than the future of the people of this state and how we can best maximise our collective destiny. By resort to direct primaries, the party places the people’s future soundly in their hands.
7. As democracy would have it, you shall be the authors of the party’s nomination and hopefully our next state government. I trust in the wisdom of the people and will abide it. However, as a leader of the party and as a former governor of our beloved and excellent Lagos,
8. I would be remiss if I did not make a few observations regarding the primary. My goal is and shall always be a better Lagos. To this objective, I have dedicated the greater part of my public life.
9. Roughly 20 years ago, a corps of dedicated and patriotic Lagosians, put aside personal interests and rivalries, to put their minds and best ideas together for the good of the state.
10. Out of this collaborative effort, was born a master plan for economic development that would improve the daily lives of our people. Bestowed on me was the honour of a lifetime when I was elected to be your governor in 1999. My administration faithfully implemented that plan.
11. The government of my immediate successor, Tunde Fashola, also honoured this enlightened plan. Where state government remained true to that blueprint, positive things happened.
12. During my tenure and Governor Fashola’s, Lagos state recorded improvements in all aspects of our collective existence, from public health to public sanitation, from education to social services, from the administration of justice to the cleaning of storm and sewage drains.
13. Businesses, large and small, invested, hired millions of workers and thrived. All Lagosians were to fully participate and justly benefit from the social dividends and improvements wrought by this plan.
14. From the common labourer, to business leaders, to professionals and our industrious civil service. We all were to be partners in a monumental but joint enterprise.
15. None was to be alienated. None was to be left out. And none were to be pushed aside. This is especially true for those who contributed so much to our development, whether as a business leader who has invested heavily in Lagos…
16. the homeowner who struggles to pay his fair share of taxes or as someone employed in the hard work of keeping our streets and byways clean so that others may go about their daily tasks unimpeded.
17. I make no pretence that the master plan is perfect. It can always be fine-tuned. However, whenever a government departed from this plan without compelling reason, the state and its people have borne the painful consequence of the improper departure.
18. I am encouraged by the emergence of a candidate in this primary who has served the state in senior positions in my administration, the Fashola administration and even in the current one.
19. While possessing a wealth of experience and exposure, he is a young man endowed with superlative vision and commitment. Most importantly, he understands the importance of the blueprint for development…
20. …He esteems it as a reliable and well-conceived vehicle for the future development of the state. He also knows the value of reaching out and working with others in order to maximize development and provide people the best leadership possible.
21. We walk into this primary strong and confidently believing in the right course we are to take. We shall emerge from this primary even stronger and more confident that we have taken that course by returning Lagos and our party to their finest path.

Battle for Lagos APC governorship ticket gets messy as Gov Ambode accuses  Sanwoolu of spending fake dollars, health challenges

Battle for Lagos APC governorship ticket gets messy as Gov Ambode accuses Sanwoolu of spending fake dollars, health challenges

Governor Akinwunmi Ambode


– Akinwumi Ambode

Akinwunmi Ambode, governor of Lagos state, says Babajide Sanwo-Olu, his opponent in the race to secure the ticket of the All Progressives Congress (APC) in 2019 is not fit.

Addressing a press conference at government house, Alausa, Ikeja, on Sunday, Ambode said Sanwo-Olu was arrested for fraud in the US.

“We have never responded to the campaign of calumny on social media. We have one family in APC. The aspirant being put up to compete against us is not a fit and proper person to take this job,” he said.

“I have done everything in the last three and half years to serve people selflessly and to serve the poor.

“This particular aspirant is somebody that hs been arrested for spending fake dollars in a nightclub in America, and he has been detained for months.

“He doesn’t have the competence to do what he is being propelled to do. This is somebody that has gone for rehabilitation before. The records are there at the Gbagada General Hospital. we don’t want to go to far. Our leadership should have a rethink.

“I plead with our leaders to have a rethink, It is not about me, it is about the opportunity that APC has.”

The Cable reports

Breaking: Labour suspends warning strike

Breaking: Labour suspends warning strike

Posted By: Tony Akowe

Organised Labour has suspended the minimum wage strike it embarked upon to protest government decision to suspend the meeting of the tripathite Committee.

President of the Nigeria Labour Congress, Comrade Ayuba Wabba who announced the suspension at a news conference said organized labour has received firm invitation to the reconvening of the meeting of the tripartite Committee.

He asked all workers to resume work immediately.

Details later

News Headlines Sept 30, 2018. Headlines From Nigeria’s Major Newspapers

News Headlines Sept 30, 2018. Headlines From Nigeria’s Major Newspapers

Compiled by Demola Adefajo

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Reducing burden of heart disease in Nigeria

Reducing burden of heart disease in Nigeria

By Stanley Akpunonu

Today is World Heart Day (WHD). World Heart Federation (WHF) has set aside September 29 of every year to celebrate the WHD and to educate and raise awareness on risk factors of heart diseases.“This year on WHD, we are asking you to make a promise. A promise to eat more healthily, to get more active, to say no to smoking,” said WHF in a statement.

As part of activities to mark the WHD, cardiologists have charged the general public to adopt a healthy lifestyle so as to prevent the issues of heart diseases ravaging the country. Also, heads of state and government on Thursday committed to 13 new steps to tackle non-communicable diseases (NCDs) including cardiovascular diseases (CVDs), cancers, heart and lung diseases, stroke, and diabetes, and to promote mental health and well being.

CVD is a class of diseases that involve the heart or blood vessels. CVD includes coronary artery diseases (CAD) such as angina and myocardial infarction (commonly known as a heart attack). Other CVDs include stroke, heart failure, hypertensive heart disease, rheumatic heart disease, cardiomyopathy, heart arrhythmia, congenital heart disease, valvular heart disease, carditis, aortic aneurysms, peripheral artery disease, thromboembolic disease, and venous thrombosis.

According to the WHF and World Health Organisation (WHO), CVD is the leading cause of death and disability in the world; killing 17.5 million people a year. That is a third of all deaths on the planet and half of all NCD-related deaths. Around 80 per cent of these deaths are in low- and middle-income countries where human and financial resources are least able to address the CVD burden.By 2030, almost 23.6 million people will die from CVDs, mainly from heart disease and stroke. These are projected to remain the single leading causes of death.

Triggering these diseases – which manifest primarily as heart attacks and strokes – are tobacco use, unhealthy diet, physical inactivity and the harmful use of alcohol. These in turn show up in people as raised blood pressure, elevated blood glucose and overweight and obesity, risks detrimental to good heart health.

Director-General of WHO, Dr. Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus, said on Thursday: “Today, world leaders have taken a set of landmark steps to beat NCDs. These add up to a historic opportunity to promote health, save lives, and grow economies.”World leaders, on the sidelines of Thursday’s United Nations UN General Assembly (UNGA) meeting in New York, United States (U.S.), agreed to take responsibility themselves for their countries’ effort to prevent and treat NCDs. They also agreed that these efforts should include robust laws and fiscal measures to protect people from tobacco, unhealthy foods, and other harmful products, for example by restricting alcohol advertising, banning smoking, and taxing sugary drinks.

WHO, through the Global Hearts Initiative, is supporting governments around the world to scale-up efforts on CVD prevention and control through three technical packages: MPOWER for tobacco control, SHAKE for salt reduction and HEARTS for the strengthening of CVD management in primary health care. Launched in September 2016, the Global Hearts Initiative has since been rolled out in a number of countries. In those settings health workers are being trained to better deliver tested and affordable measures to protect people from CVDs and help them to recover following a heart attack or stroke. A new global initiative – Resolve to Save Lives – will give renewed impetus to these efforts.

Executive Director, Nigerian Heart Federation (NHF), Dr. Kingsley Akinroye, told The Guardian that the rate of heart diseases is alarmingly going up in Nigeria. This, he said is as a result of low awareness drive and poor healthcare institutions across the nation.

“Our health system is not focused. On high rate of heart diseases, we, as a country are still not prepared for it. At all level of care, we have a lot to do. In the primary healthcare a lot of awareness and promotion has been ongoing by the heart foundation. We have been doing it for the past 25 years, we are making efforts but the impact is still not there. The awareness, the care and prevention are still very poor. NHF is working with the government, regulating and international agencies on what can be done in terms of prevention of heart diseases,” Akinroye said.

On the activities of Foundation to mark the day, Akinroye said: “We started our own celebration since September First in Port Harcourt. We conducted Cardio Pulmonary Resuscitation (CPR) training for societies as an instrument useful in resuscitating one from heart attack. We conducted it for Association of Petroleum Engineers in Nigeria in which their members of staff were trained on how to do that.

“We also gave a lecture on prevention of heart disease and current situation of heart disease in the country. We are also playing the golf tournament this weekend at Ibadan as a further demonstration and also educate people on how to prevent heart diseases.”

Akinroye explained that as an individual, one should be able to know the risk factors, what makes one more prone to heart disease and what can be done. “You should be able to be conscious of your diet. Nutrition is very important. A lot of emphasis should be laid on reduced intake of salt. Salt intake in diet affects the blood pressure; the much intake of salt the higher the risk of high blood pressure and that is number one heart disease in the country. We are also focused on the amount of Trans fat consumed. This is why NHF has been promoting heart awareness and food labeling with some food manufacturers under the permission of The National Agency for Food and Drug Administration and Control (NAFDAC) to make sure food products are labeled, those that contain a lot of Trans fat will not be sold in the market.”

He continued: “We have also have moved ahead in reducing people the opportunity of tobacco use and the federal government has agreed to increase excise duty on alcohol. We are promoting exercise among the populace and towards this extent, this is our fourth year coming out with what is called a report card which is been used in the 52 countries of the world and NHF is one of them, we use this report card to monitor exercise among children and youth.”

On the issue of excise duty on alcohol, Akinroye said: “We have done our job, we are working with the government and some manufactures and the Minister promised and recommended this to the Federal Executive Council and we believe this has been approved. Then as a foundation, we are also waiting for the implementation.”

Akinroye encouraged the public saying: “Heart disease is now with us. It affects everybody. We also must recognise that heart disease is preventable. You can do it yourself, you can regulate the amount of sugar you take, make sure you do not stay in a smoke filled environment, and if your neighbor smokes please ask them to stop. Do not abuse alcohol.”

Akinroye urged Nigerians to always check their blood glucose levels because High blood glucose (blood sugar) can be indicative of diabetes and if it is left undiagnosed and untreated it can put you at increased risk of heart disease and stroke.

“Check your blood pressure. High blood pressure is the number one risk factor for CVD. It is called the ‘silent killer’ because it usually has no warning signs or symptoms, and many people do not realize they have it. Check your numbers. Visit your healthcare professional and ask them to measure your cholesterol levels, weight and body mass index (BMI), as well as your blood pressure and blood glucose. They can then advise you on your CVD risk so you can plan to improve your heart health,” he added.

The NHF boss continued: “Understand the signs and symptoms of a heart attack over 70 percent of all cardiac and breathing emergencies occur in the home when a family member is present and could help a victim. Talk to your healthcare professional about local CPR courses so you can help a loved-one in the event of a heart attack. If you suspect a family member is having a heart attack or stroke, seek medical help immediately. Cholesterol is associated with around four million deaths per year so visit your healthcare professional and ask them to measure your levels and they will be able to advice on your CVD risk so you can plan to improve your heart health.”

He also encouraged the public’s participation to let the government reduce the high cost of high blood pressure drugs. “We are also canvassing that when you have high blood pressure you need to take drugs but the drugs are costly. We need the government to reduce the high cost of high blood pressure drugs. They are unaffordable a lot of our people cannot afford it. Let us reduce the cost of these drugs because a lot of them are imported to the country you can do a lot as government by reducing the excise duty and also encourage local manufacture to manufacture drugs for heart disease,” he said.

Similarly, a Paediatric Cardiologists at Gray Cardiology Centre, Lagos, Dr. Emeka Ugwu, explained that world heart day is a day set aside usually to discuss the burden or problems of hearts diseases and blood vessel problems and also enlightening people about the issues that involve the heart and blood vessels.

He said as people are eating things that are not as natural as what our fore fathers ate, we are bound to situation where we have more heart problems including heart failures, hypertension and all that. Ugwu continued: “In children, because of industrialization, we are having more pollution and increased incidence of heart problem within the children. Conversely, we are fortunate that, just as industrialization is throwing up things that can predispose people to anomaly, we also have technology to be able to address that.”

He added: “The Gray Cardiology Centre is able to provide those opportunities to reduce medical tourism that continues to drain billions of naira from Nigerians. It is from our notes to discuss the burden and problem of heart diseases in Nigeria and current opportunities that is available for our people to access the information, preventive care and curative care of heart problems.”

The expert blamed the rise in congenital heart disease on paucity of data and lack of skilled personnel to diagnose and identify heart problems in children. He continued: “Generally, we know that globally, the frequency is almost constant, about one percent of all birth will have congenital heart diseases and in Nigeria we have about seven to eight million babies that is around 700, 000 to 800, 000 babies would have congenital heart disease.

“Majority of them we actually do not know the causes but we know some risk factor that can predispose into having congenital heart disease. We know that some infections, mostly viral infections that parents have especially mothers when they are pregnant might affect the child and the child will have a structural heart problem. If there is a family history, a child has been born with the structural heart problem, it increases the risk of another child been born with it. It is important for any family that has child with structural heart problem to screen the subsequent children so as to detect it on time.

“Another risk factor is diabetes, if the mother is diabetic, it increases the risk of some structural heart diseases in the children, and some skin problem can also be a pointer that a child might have heart problem from when he is born by the woman that has it. “Generally we will not be able to say for sure the other one is drugs. Some medications when the mothers take them especially within three months of getting pregnant the child can have a hole in the heart. Majority of the cases are due to ignorance, Ugwu said.

The paediatric cardiologist expressed worries over the state of the health sector saying: “The first cardiac surgery in Nigeria was done in 1974. We expect by now we should have gone far in doing things like this and there is this issue of brain drain, a lot of doctors leaving the country, poor training, lack of government funding and the expected developmental progress is not there.”

Ugwu continued: “But currently, we have a lot of Nigerians returning and also many Nigerians going out to acquire these skills. Our collective responsibility is to tell Nigerians that some of these things are available in Nigeria so as to curtail medical tourism.“There are some policies of the government aimed at improving the health of Nigerians. If I would suggest anything, it would be health insurance to be provided for Nigerians. Health insurance is very important, universal coverage is very important so that Nigerians can access healthcare.

“Doctors working at the local level should also be trained and then have the capacity to refer those cases. If people are not empowered to access care they would be always be complications. I think the government is doing a lot to refurbish the primary healthcare and empowering Nigerians to be able to access this care so that people will not pay out of pocket especially for cardiac problems.”

Furthermore, a Consultant Cardiologist, Dr. Kenneth Ochulor, said: “Health is something we cannot negotiate by choosing a lower quality over high quality. “In general health problems can be prevented, because we know if you do not have this problem from childhood then you are looking at something else going on in your body that is affecting you.”

Ochulor continued: “So our task is to identify what went wrong and address it. Lifestyle habits like heavy alcoholic intake and cigarette use should be avoided. The best way of avoiding heart diseases is finding a way to preventing these conditions from being established and eventually established, we find a way to address them early enough to avoid being damaged the heart of the person.“Again, lifestyles conditions that lead to gaining a lot of weight, sedentary lifestyles jobs that do not get you to move about lack of exercises those things pose as a risk. So the part of it that an individual have some control over peoples should have control over their diet and weight and ability to exercise so as to prevent heart problems.”

Credit: The Guardian

News Headlines Sept 29, 2018. Headlines From Nigeria’s Major Newspapers

News Headlines Sept 29, 2018. Headlines From Nigeria’s Major Newspapers

Compiled by Demola Adefajo

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APC state chairmen get membership registers as governorship primaries hold tomorrow
Independence tragedy: Air Force chief orders probe as pilot dies during rehearsals
Paris Club refunds: Ortom raises the alarm over disappearance of N4bn
Why APC disqualified Shittu, Al-Hassan – Oshiomhole
Nigeria must do more to fight poverty –Adeboye
48 dead, hundreds injured in tsunami-hit Indonesian city
Thugs, not Yabatech students attacked us – Mayorkun’s manager
Nine things to note before engaging in office romance
Police arrest 34-year-old while stealing MTN solar batteries
Ghanaian kills wife, self in Ibadan
Barman accused of sexual harassment stabs neighbour to death
Lalong declares curfew as gunmen murder eight family members, two others in Jos
People who say I’m slow said nothing about PDP’s 16-year misrule – Buhari
Presidency moves to end strike, banks, hospitals remain shut
Kwara rep, Adedoyin, is dead
I will continue to pursue my governorship ambition – Ihedioha
Armed robbers in police net for breaking into homes in Enugu
Osun election: Democracy in Nigeria is dead – Fayose
Osun rerun: PDP rejects results, says it’s black day for Nigeria
Security guard jailed seven years for stealing N2m goods
Cart pusher kills labourer over N200 change in Lagos
We only defraud greedy people, says suspect
NAPTIP rescues 11 girls, arrests four suspected traffickers
NPS sacks three warders for smuggling cannabis into prison
APC state chairmen get membership registers as governorship primaries hold tomorrow
Osun: INEC, EFCC and empty threats against vote-buyers
Idiagbon’s son clashes with aspirant over use of father’s name
APGA Primaries: Don’t allow imposition of candidates, stakeholders tell Obiano
PDP will not disintegrate after primaries, says David Mark
APGA will reclaim its stolen mandate in Nasarawa –Onye
We’re prepared for gov primary –Rivers APC
Strike: Unions disrupt flight operations at Lagos airport
‘Foreign investors ready to increase investments in Nigeria’
Vessel financing fund hits $300m, say ship owners
Stakeholders demand CBN report on financial market status
Bajaj Electricals to raise investment in Nigeria
10 questions you should ask your bank
During the civil war, we delivered bombs to soldiers –Prof. Nwamuo
My dream is to go and watch athletes at the Olympics –Adefisayo
High recurrent expenditure, a disservice to Nigeria –Jaiyeola, ICAN President
Nigerian constitution faulty, promotes poverty– Byron
Nigerians must learn to be patient with their leaders – Umohinyang
2018 FIBA Women’s Basketball World Cup: USA coach hails gallant D’Tigress
EPL: You are not bigger than United, Mourinho warns Pogba
Enyimba face Pillars in Aiteo Cup

Osun Rerun: Oshiomhole Attributes Victory to Deal with Omisore
Air Force Pilot Dies in Plane Crash
Violence Erupts in Jos as Unknown Gunmen Kill 14 People
Pilot Dies as Two Air Force Jets Crash in Abuja, Buhari Mourns
Dickson Seeks Military Support for Evacuation of Flood Victims
Court Adjourns EFCC Director’s Suit Challenging Demotio
Benue Warns FG Not to Tamper with its Paris Club Refunds
Air Peace Loses N60m to Flight Disruptions by Labour
APC Governor Elect Vows to Work for Interest of All
I Will Tackle Bakassi Issue if Elected President, Pledges David Mark
Group Blasts Shehu Sani for Alleged Name Dropping
I’ve Run Inclusive Government in Lagos, Says Ambode
PDP Hosts Convention in Port Harcourt, Carpets Buhari over Osun Polls
• We all agreed to hold the convention in Port Harcourt- Saraki •
Imo APGA: No Changing of Adhoc Delegates List by NWC, Says Ezeobi
Federal Government Says Nigeria open for business
• As Global Investors show support
Zenith Labour Party Threatens to Sue APC for Violating Electoral Act
We’ll Restore Gombe from 8-year Damage, Assures Goje
Use Strike to Protest Election Rigging, not Salary Hike Only, Group Tells Labour
Osun Rerun: Buhari Leading a Government of Gangsters, Says ADC
Rabiu Kwankwaso’s Desperation
Wole Soyinka Provokes Sterling Leadership
FG Should Consider Issues Around the Bonny-Bodo Road
Ogun West Must Negotiate to Get Governorship Seat
Power Nigeria Exhibition Ends in Lagos
Rolls-Royce Launches Cullinan in Wyoming U.S.A
MINI Founded Accelerator URBAN-X Showcases Visions for an Urbantech Revolution in Cities
All-new 2019 Kia Cerato Sets a New Pace for Sedans
Lexus Introduces Sharper, Safer, More Refined ES Sedan
Anthony Joshua: Will He Ever Emerge as the ‘Real Deal’
Chelsea Set to Halt Liverpool Premier League Run
Wimbledon to Rethink on-court Coaching Rules
Real, Atletico Divide Madrid
FIFA Women’s Ranking: Super Falcons Ranked 38th in the World, Remain Africa’s Best
2018 FMCG Games Come to a Close Sunday
Wada Clears Kenya of Institutional Doping
Sheyi Ojo: Nigeria on His Mind
Bright Chimezie: Zigima Sound is Still Very Much Alive
Merry Men: More than Just a Movie Premiere
I Represent Women Who Are Curvy, Busty…There is No Shame in That
Lagos PSP Operators Rally Support for Sanwo-Olu
Patrick Chidolue: I Believe in Life After Death, So, I Do Things That Will Make Me See God
Dare2Dream Season 5 Grand Finale

The Nation

Lagos APC denies suspending members
2019: Party congresses, primaries to cost INEC N630m
APGA South senatorial ticket: Many rivers to cross for Bianca Ojukwu
Victory shows APC is preferred party —Obaseki
Convention venue: PDP bows to Wike
NNPC begs labour to avoid pushing nation back into recession
APC, PDP pick governorship candidates tomorrow
Atiku, Saraki, Fayose reject Oyetola’s election
Ambode, Fayemi congratulate governor-elect
President meets, congratulates first elected black senator in Italy
Shock as Olawepo-Hashim pulls out of ANN presidential primaries
Jubilation in Oyetola’s hometown
25 killed in fresh Plateau attacks
Osun poll: Our deal with Omisore, by Oshiomhole
Osun governor-elect Oyetola unfolds agenda
As NFF faces the future
2018 FIBA World Cup: U.S halts Nigeria in quarter-finals
The language barrier at Danfodiyo Varsity
Oyo APC congratulates Oyetola
Combating corruption will free funds for Africa development – Buhari
Buhari gets special honours in New York
50m accounts affected by security breach – Facebook
AMAA partners Cuban school to train aspiring filmmakers in Kigali
RAMSEY NOUAH, others join MACMME campaign
Airtel to create more entrepreneurs in Nigeria — CEO
Gunmen attack Jos metropolis, wipe out family of nine
Independence Anniversary: Police ready to ensure hitch-free celebration

The Sun

Air force pilot killed as 2 fighter jets crash in Abuja
3,619 delegates to choose PDP presidential candidate
Last moments of ex-Minister, Funke Adedoyin
How Fela influenced my perception about life
Minimum wage: FG, labour to reconvene Oct. 4th – Presidency
Lagos 2019: Ambode dares Tinubu, says I won’t step down
Family of 9, pregnant woman among 16 killed in fresh Plateau attack
Osun guber: Fayemi congratulate s Oyetola
2019: Buhari’ll make it – Odoh, Ebonyi gov aspirant
Kwankwaso: I am Nigeria’s next president
PDP to publicise delegates list for primaries
NSE market indices record marginal growth of 0.01%
NACC partners firm to attract U.S. investors in power, non-oil sectors
Telecom Industry suffers $3bn revenue loss to, call masking, simboxing- NCC
Osun Re-run Election: Adeleke vows to contest results in court
INEC should deregister merged parties – APDA
Osun guber, a show of shame on nation’s fledgling democracy- Fayose
I won’t be an errand boy governor if… -Ejiogu
Anthony Joshua: Diary of a Champion
The mystery of the Fourth man
Why a woman shouldn’t propose to a man
October 1: Celebration of insecurity?
Let us pray for Osun State
Allegory of the political truck
How blackmailers got my s*x tapes, nude pictures – Princess Shyngle
Diamond Couple: Mr. and Mrs. Jack Ebe
Group commences war against harassment in Nigerian varsities
Facebook security breach affects as many as 50 million users
Plateau Govt. imposes dusk-to-dawn curfew in Jos
My labour room experience – Salma Aminu, actress
Settling pension arrears of ex-Nigeria Airways workers
My friends mock me because of what I do
Why it’s important to let your child fail
Being a mom: Strategies for talking to your daughter about sexual harassment

Daily Trust

Buhari: What I’ll do if I win next election
Should anniversaries be celebrated?
Respecting social media boundaries
PROBLEM: Ulcer pain? Try honey
Anti-fat brigade comes to ban trans-fat in your diet
Tuberculosis war chest gets one more weapon
How APC bagged Osun
Unemployment graduates into Nigeria’s biggest problem
APC presidential primaries across states: ‘Buhari expects 16m votes in primaries’
How NAF pilot died in Abuja jet crash
Why Shittu, Mama Taraba were disqualified – Oshiomhole
PDP NEC approves Port Harcourt as convention venue
Kebbi gov’ship primary: Ibrahim Mera not cleared to contest – APC
Kogi APC adopts affirmation in presidential primaries
Our fears for 2019 polls – International monitors
Air Peace loses N60million as NLC, TUC disrupt flights operations
Strike: NLC members disrupt flights operations at Lagos airport
Telecoms industry loses $3bn revenue to ‘SIM box’ fraud – Danbatta
Gunmen kidnap Kuje chairman’s driver
Ona of Abaji pledges support to AEDC on revenue collection
70% of FCT citizens live in slums – Senatorial aspirant
Takeaways from the Osun Election


Osun Re-run Election: Adeleke vows to contest results in court
Osun election: Our deal with Omisore – Oshiomhole
Olawepo withdraws from ANN Presidential primaries
Tackling corruption will free up development funds ― Buhari
I’ll run inclusive, participatory government ― Osun State Governor-elect, Oyetola
Olawepo withdraws from ANN Presidential primaries
Flooding: Ongoing flood may be worse than 2012, Uduaghan warns
2019: APC presidential primary records massive turn-out in Anambra
APC primaries: Why we want Buhari back ― Emerhor
Tackling corruption will free up development funds ― Buhari
Substandard tyres: SON hires Keyamo to prosecute Chinese
2019: Makarfi promises devolution of power if elected
He drinks himself to stupor, beats, drags me on the floor —Wife
I trained our children up to varsity level, built the house we live in; all he does is to get drunk —Wife
He stole my N50, 000, attempted to use our baby for ritual —Wife
Man allegedly sells fake gold necklace for N500,000
Huge fire engulfs skyscraper in Kuwait, as 2,500 workers flee in terror
Former Mexico governor, Duarte, jailed for nine years
Airtel to create more entrepreneurs in Nigeria — CEO
China’s bilateral trade with Nigeria reached $13.78bn
FG, World Bank sign N277m MoU to upgrade mining cadastre
Delivering after CS
Is knuckle cracking safe?
Will Smith feels ‘absolute terror’ in Grand Canyon bungee jump
Nollywood: Funding, challenge to quality production —Ovbiagele
Master of Style winner emerges at Dare 2 Dream grand finale
Second Nigeria Beer Festival postponed due to weather, better planning
Nigeria @58: We’re bedeviled with more problems now than in 1960 but… —Junaid Mohammed


Private Hospitals Reap From Strike
Large Turnout, Tight Security At APC Presidential Primary
Air Force Pilot Dies In Final Reheasal For October 1
Public Officers And Certificate Scandals
Prostitution: NAPTIP Seals Hotel In Abuja, Arrests 3 Suspects For Alleged Use Of Underage Girls
Katsina: Consensus Candidate Divides PDP As APC Splits Over PMB’s In-law’s Ambition
Adamawa: Consensus Candidate To Emerge Between Ribadu, Mahmood Tomorrow
Speaker Dogara Mourns Late Rep. Funke Adedoyi
Flood Kills Late Music Maestro Osadebe’s Son In Anambra
Konga To Invest N2.9bn To Strengthen E-Commerce Logistics
German Agency To Support Small Holder Farmers With €3.5m
Delta To Launch First Biometric Terminal In U.S.
PDP: Who Confronts Buhari In 2019
Group Urges FG To Be Proactive In Signing PIGB To Law
Agbada Siege
50 Die In Indonesia Earthquake
NNPC Tasks Workers On Recession
Troubled Spots Of APC Governorship Primaries
Young Democratic Party Screens Aspirants
Osun: Oyetola Promises Inclusive Governance
Osun: I Will Reclaim My Mandate – Adeleke
Unmovable Falcons Retain Africa Top Spot In FIFA Ranking
Independence Day Golf: Nigerian, Ghanaian Golfers Renew Rivalry
Lil Wayne Teams With 14 Designers for ‘Tha Carter V’ Merchandise Collection
We Need Anti-piracy Board For The Entertainment Industry – Mr Ibu
From Independence: The Journey So Far
Dayo Amusa Returns To The Cinemas With ‘That Which Binds Us’
EDITORIAL: That Directive On Ex-parte Order
Bauchi APC And Internal Saboteurs
Reactions To House Call
Teamwork Makes The Dream WorkBenefits Of Internet To Africa
Guardian Of Orphans
UBTH Service Delivery And Obaseki Model
My Passion Is To Enhance Natural Beauty – Dara
Independence Day Makeup Inspiration
5 Health Benefits Of Moringa
Challenges Make Me Enjoy My Job Better – Ex-Plateau Deputy Speaker
Healthy Foods For Brain Development In Babies
A Clean Nation Is A Healthy Nation – Ijeoma
58 Years After, What Bind Nigerians Together
Nigeria Has Come Far – Akinkunmi

The Guardian

Anita Kouassigan: If we help women more, they will help improve Nigeria’s situation
Fasasi… Anticipating a date with Da Emperor in Lagos
2019: Gimmicks politicians deploy to woo the electorate
Passengers stranded as labour disrupts flight operations
Pilot dies as two NAF F-7NI aircraft collide in Abuja
Full compliance in Bayelsa as public schools, banks shut down
Labour may suspend strike action tomorrow as NASU, medical workers join
Corruption has eroded gains of independence struggle, says former aviation minister, Amechi
Count APC out of N450 Million bribe offer to Omisore, says Oshiomhole
No player is bigger than the club, says Mourinho
Amaju Pinnick – Congrats and more to do
Odegbami, Fuludu, others dribble from pitch to political podium
When hunt for next boxing champions hit Abeokuta
D’Tigress walk tall despite heavy defeat to USA
Three key battles in the Chelsea v Liverpool clash
SheCanPray4Nigeria is going to be life-changing’
Finding the right partner
Beyond the virtual world
Barack Obama’s Daughter Appears On A Music Video
Ibejii returns with third album, Tribal Marks
Peter Okoye wins first music award as solo artiste
The Kinsman, new romantic comedy hits big screen
Lagos endorses Luxury Lifestyle Summit, as organisers unveil speakers for 2018
NickFest lights up Lagos with Nickelodeon characters
Nigeria’s Igbokwe beats other Africans to win Atomic Video Competition
‘I want to share my experiences as an entrepreneur’
‘Many of us were sent to prison because we demanded for independence of the country’
Reducing burden of heart disease in Nigeria
Thoughts on world contraception day


2019: Enugu Workers, Youths, Reiterate Support For Ugwuanyi
The Storm Between Nwaoboshi, Nwoko In Delta North
NIGERIA @58: Why Nigeria’s Growth Is Stunted
Towards APC’s New Governance Model
Corruption: Why Government Is Losing The War
Ahead Of AMAA 2018: Organizers, IFSC Train Film Maker In Kigali
Lagos Guber Primary: Tinubu Meets Stakeholders Today, Gives Final Word On Ambode, Sanwoolu
Just Before Option B
Corruption: Why Government Is Losing The War
Bring National Convention To Asaba -Delta PDP Youth
Saraki Describes Osun Re-Run Poll As Charade, Urges PDP Supporters To Be Law Abiding
Pencom Crisis: Beyond The Youth Protest
APC Guber Primaries: How The Candidates Stand
Hurdles For Aspirants As APC Holds Primaries Tomorrow
AFCON 2019: Kaoje Charges Eagles To Raise The Bar
Nigeria : A Brother Jero Country?
FIFA Ranking: Super Falcons Remain 38th
Osun election :YIAGA Africa sues for peace, maturity
Adeleke rejects Osun result, to seek legal redress
Osun: Oyetola will build on Aregbesola’s legacies -APC
Breaking: APC’s Oyetola wins Osun gov poll
PDP Convention: Wike wins as party okays Port-Harcourt
Jet crash: Air Force sets up probe panel
Breaking: NAF aircraft crash in Abuja
Osun rerun: Seek redress in court if you disagree with outcome, Buhari tells contestants
The storm between Nwaoboshi, Nwoko in Delta North
Saraki describes Osun re-run poll as charade, urges PDP supporters to be law abiding
APC Guber Primaries: How the candidates stand
Hurdles for aspirants as APC holds primaries tomorrow
Ajimobi heads APC to National Convention C’ttee
AFCON 2019: Kaoje charges Eagles to raise the ba
D’Tigress crash out after losing 40-71 to USA
Leaving a lasting legacy for the next generation of athletes
Mayweather should fight credible boxers – Eboh
Just before option B
I need to divorce my wife to receive anointing from God, pastor tells court
Put your wife down at your peril!
Do you trust hubby when he’s out all night!
Ahead of AMAA 2018: Organizers, IFSC train film maker in Kigali
2019: Cossy threatens to sell her vote
I want to eradicate poverty in the Nigerian entertainment industry—Ex-actress, Mabel Oboh
‘Realizing my Hollywood dream comes with hard work’
I want to eradicate poverty in the Nigerian entertainment industry—Ex-actress, Mabel Oboh
Access Bank, Microsoft partner to improve banking security in Africa
Lagos gridlock: Hoodlums attack Vanguard Editor again
Covenant varsity, UnIbadan, UNN ranked among World’s best varsities
Flood kills 9-yr old girl in Anambra
Vanguard Conferences: The Economic Forum Series on Financial Technology
Igbobi Hospital sees 10,000 accident victims every year – Alimi
2019: Why I want to end poverty, insecurity in Zamfara – Lawal, APC gov aspirant

News Headlines Sept 28, 2018. Headlines From Nigeria’s Major Newspapers

News Headlines Sept 28, 2018. Headlines From Nigeria’s Major Newspapers

Compiled by Demola Adefajo

The Punch
INEC declare APC Oyetola winner of Osun gov election •PDP rejects results, says it’s black day for Nigeria •I’ll retrieve my stolen mandate at tribunal —Adeleke
Strike: Buhari’s CoS meets labour leaders as unions paralyse govt, business activities
Osun rerun, a show of shame, says opposition coalition
Strike may delay civil servants’ September salaries – AGF
Police arrest 20-year-old, one other for kidnap in Imo
Dock workers lose suit against port operators
Strike: Courts, schools, government offices shut down in Abia
Seek redress in court, Adeleke told
US, EU, UK allege voters’ intimidation, harassment
Hoodlums attack party secretariat, shoot policemen in Bayelsa
Teenage girls flog, cut friend with blade
Water vendor, 62, defiles five-year-old girl, gives her N20
Police rescue kidnapped Madonna varsity student, arrest suspects
Pupil sues school, demands N100m over cancelled admission
Guard, praying during car theft, arraigned for stealing
Rerun lacks minimum standards for free, credible elections —CDD
Rerun lacks minimum standards for free, credible elections —CDD
Osun rerun, a show of shame, says opposition coalition
Osun rerun: Results from polling units
Police rescue kidnapped Madonna varsity student, arrest suspects
FCT police arrest suspected car snatchers at Jos hideout
I never knew that my victim would escape – Kidnap suspect
Minimum wage: Yobe workers, business owners condemn strike
APC NWC disqualifies Shittu over NYSC scandal, postpones primary
US bodies predict electoral violence in Lagos, Rivers, Kano, others
2019: Ogun APC bows to NWC’s directive, settles for direct primary
APC shifts governorship primary to Sept 30
We are ready for gov primary, says Lagos APC
Primary: PDP to publish delegates’ list
Stop using insecurity to campaign against me, Zamfara gov warns APC aspirants
Creating business systems with successful entrepreneurs
Cellulant on course to drive financial services innovation
Fuel supply threatened as oil workers join strike
10 questions you should ask your bank
Lagos-Ibadan railway: FG directs CCECC to engage Nigerian engineers
D’Tigress coach family cheats death in auto crash
World Cup: Nigeria ready for USA challenge
Germany to host Euro 2024
Ronaldo free to face United
Joshua-Wilder would be great for boxing – Holyfield
Zenith Bank boosts D’Tigress
290,274 candidates didn’t make five credits in 2018 –NECO
Parents lament rising cost of textbooks
Foundation seeks improved infrastructure in Imo schools
Odubanjo donates learning materials to indigent pupils
NECO says its ongoing reforms yielding results –Ag. Registrar
Heritage Africa Village Square celebrates Nigerian, Chinese cultures
Author explores consumer right issues in new book
Next Titan to boost entrepreneurship among youths
My beard is my trademark – Woli Arole
Aging and infertility (2)
Exposure to tobacco smoke significantly impairs teen health
1.1m Nigerians are on HIV/AIDS treatment– NACA
Scientists link carbohydrates to increased risk of osteoarthritis
Best ways to protect your gadgets from cyberthreats
Editorial: AU members’ failure to ratify anti-graft protocol
A nation in search of a compass for redirection
Nigeria: Northerners are smarter than southerners
In pursuit of functional education
A democracy defiled

Osun Under Siege, PDP Cries Out, Calls for Cancellation of Supplementary Election
Journalists Attacked in Osogbo
Strike: Passengers Stranded at Benin Airport
Labour Says Strike Continues Despite Meeting with Presidency
CUPP Calls for Cancellation of Osun Supplementary Election
Coy Enters Nigerian Market, Promise to Offer Excellent Services
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AGF Assures Workers of Payment of Salaries Despite Strike
ECOWAS Inaugurates Nigeria’s 50m Women Speak Team
Sultan: Lack of Willpower to Tackle Nigeria’s Problems is FG’s Undoing
Osun People Have Spoken, Says APC
Osun Rerun, a Brazen Assault on Democracy, Says PDP
Labour Shuts Lagos Secretariat
ASUU Demands N1trn Outstanding Funding Requirements for Varsity Revitalisation from FG
*Mobilises for Nation-wide Strike
Southern Gombe Indigenes Protest, Demand Guber Slot Zoned to Them
Resign if you Want to Contest, Niger Gov Tells Political Appointees
Workers Ignore NLC Directive on Strike in Abuja as Union Leaders Force Anambra Staff to Comply
NLC Strike Paralyses Activities in Katsina
Police Warn Vote-buyers
Police Nab Party Supporters in Osogbo with PVCs of Other Polling Units
PDP Agent Absent from Ife South Polling Unit
Voters Defy Heavy Downpour in Osogbo
Coy Enters Nigerian Market, Promise to Offer Excellent Services

The Nation

Osun: Oyetola wins
Governorship race: APC disqualifies Shittu, Alhassan
Strike goes on as Labour leaders consult
19 firms bid for Afam, Yola DisCos
Osun poll: It’s a black day for Nigeria, says PDP
Why PDP is crying foul, by APC
Fed Govt ‘ll win war against corruption, says Buhari
APC’s governorship primary now Sunday
Process credible, says U.S. Consul General
From inconclusive to conclusive: Osun election and its drama
U.S., EU, UK observer team concerned about report on poll
Kwankwaso: I’ll defeat Buhari if I get PDP ticket
NIPSS: effective polices on internal security underway
Monday is public holiday
Breaking: INEC declares APC’s Gboyega Oyetola winner of Osun poll
FIBA WWC: D’Tigress face reigning champions USA
Quadri, Abiodun lose with Sporting in ETTU Champions League
Ikpeazu celebrates Pinnick’s re-election
Amateur boxers to thrill fans at Rowe Park
Osimhen: I’m now a better player
Prudent Energy HBL: Oriental derby ends in Grasshoppers’ favour
Prudent Energy HBL: Plateau Vipers, Safety Babes win
‘I’m fulfilled being a shoemaker’
Learning from books
APC: Battle for governorship tickets hots up
Gully Erosion: Obaseki partners FG, World Bank, European Investment Bank
Columnists urge Nigerians to reclaim Nigeria
Strike may affect workers’ salaries, warns AGF
NLC harps on press freedom, rule of law
AMSMB Apparel to launch in New York, Lagos
Felabration holds Afrobics audition Friday
I’m not relenting, says Clevatee
Police parade suspect with fake currency, 23 others
Youth group trains over 80,000 students in Nigeria
Lagos-Badagry Expressway in terrible condition, says FRSC

The Sun

UPDATED: Adebayo Shittu not cleared for APC governorship primaries
Strike: Presidency summons Labour leaders to Aso Rock
Aisha Buhari’s ADC, Sani Baba-Inna released
Osun re-run poll’s a coup not election, Adeleke cries out
UPDATE: INEC declares Oyetola winner of Osun re-run
Osun rerun: INEC announces official results as APC rules
2019: Give us governorship or we’ll break away from Kwara – Emir threatens
2019: Nigeria’s in God’s hands, says Olumba Olumba Obu
Group plotting to disrupt Saturday primaries in Borno, APC alleges
Plateau 2019: I’ll use my military background to tackle insecurity – Gen. Gambo
“I am competent because of my background, well trained and I attended all my military courses at home and abroad.”…
I’ll transform Akwa Ibom, says Dan-Abia
Kwankwaso: I am Nigeria’s next president
PDP to publicise delegates list for primaries
APC Primaries: I have no preferred candidate – Gov. Bindow
NSE: Trading close on bearish trend, market indicators drop 0.61%
NASME blames inter-agency rivalry for non-standardisation of SMEs products
AfDB partners Afreximbank to support SMEs in Nigeria
FG, states, LGAs share N741.8bn
FEC approves $64m contract for Escravos power supply
2019: Finally, Ogun APC settles for direct primary
Osun Re-run: Police arrests 16 over illegal possession of INEC tags, face cap
Osun Re-run: Our eyes on vote-buying – Police, INEC
October 1: Celebration of insecurity?
Let us pray for Osun State
Allegory of the political truck
My fear for the land: Managing our environment for a sustainable future
The bride, the price and Ms Chimamanda Adichie
Diagnostic laissez-faire attitude can be costly
Nigerian population may explode by 2050 – US envoy
Strike: We can’t pay salaries, says FG
Strike paralyses Lagos Judiciary
NLC strike: Private schools, business activities flourish in FCT councils
Flood: Delta to commence academic activities for children in IDPs camp
2019: Court restrains Ogun APC from conducting indirect primary
Sleazy sides of massage centres

Daily Trust

Don’t compromise FRSC’s recruitment exercise
Aliero: Legacy of leadership and service
Elections in the dilemma of options
The believer and the pursuit of happiness in this world (I)
Beef up unity to protect Islamic identity, says security expert
Labour strike grounds Lagos, others
No agenda to send Nigerians away – Ghanaian President
APC’s Oyetola wins as PDP’s Adeleke cries foul
APC disqualifies Mama Taraba, Shittu, others from guber race
‘Why military can’t be confined to barracks’
Lagos-Ibadan rail: FG demands list of indigenous engineers
FG urged to review plea bargain, brand corrupt persons thieves
APC reschedules primary elections
Osun rerun: YIAGA Africa indicts APC in election reports
Liverpool winger considers Nigeria switch from Netherlands
Elonu, Atonye, Akhator look beyond USA, eye World Cup gold
Ronaldo gets one match ban, will face United
Flights operation continues at Lagos airport despite strike
Strike: Ondo shuts down as workers join strike, public offices, banks and market close
Despite rise in inflation, foodstuff prices fall
Flooding: Isheri, Agbado, Akute residents beg govt
NPC registers 25,728 births in Ogun
LASEMA treats 100,000 calls daily – GM
Preventing electoral violence
Takeaways from the Osun Election
A fate worse than death
Aliero: Legacy of leadership and service
Elections in the dilemma of options
The dynamics of TCN’s upgrade in the Editorial: As APC primaries start tomorrow
.Telecoms industry lost $3bn revenue to fraud – Danbatta
Strike: Enugu TUC blames Labour minister for failed promises
Doctors yet to join strike in Bauchi
NLC strike: Salary payment may be disrupted if… – AGF
Why our agric produce still face export rejection — Quarantine Service
Farmers in France invest in tech that detects defects in onions..
Kebbi records bumper millet harvest
Ismail Adebayo, Birnin Kebbi
UNIOSUN’s ASUU begins warning strike
UBEC projects: Report recommends blacklisting of erring contractors
Mixed feelings over Kaduna’s free education for girls
The believer and the pursuit of happiness in this world (I)

New Telegraph

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New Minimum Wage: Labour shuts down Nigeria
Observer group flays conduct of politicians, security personnel
PDP set to intervene in Ihedioha, Anyanwu’s feud
Kwankwaso: APC’s leadership, a failure in Nigeria
$20bn power investment saga: Probe General Electric, group tells EFCC
FIBA Women’s World Cup: D ‘Tigress ready to shock U.S.
Owerri candidate ‘ll give APC a better chance in Imo – Anozie
Engaging ex-militants through agriculture
Mobile policemen brutalise, injure driver
New minimum wage: Negotiators’ path to stalemate
Peter Okoye wins first award as a solo artiste
Ireti Doyle lauds Davido, encourages political participation
FIBA Women’s World Cup: Zenith Bank charges impressive D’Tigress to remain focused
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Peter Okoye wins first award as a solo artiste
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CUPP calls for cancellation of rerun result
Fani-Kayode warns against toying with democracy
Observer group flays conduct of politicians, security personnel
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Nigeria misses sugar production target by 510,000 tons
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