Thisday Newspaper News Today Saturday 18th May 2019

Thisday Newspaper News Today Saturday 18th May 2019

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Northern Governors Forum Decries Lingering Security Crisis in Region

 • Shettima charges FG to come up with measures to permanently end killings  • Lalong is new chairman of NSGF By John Shiklam in Kaduna    The Northern States Governors Forum (NSGF) has decried the lingering security challenges in the country, particularly, in the North.  This was contained in a communiqué issued yesterday at the end of the governors’ […]
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Emefiele: Provision of Cheap Credit, Key to Sustainable Economic Growth

By James Emejo, Christopher Isiguzo and Gideon Arinze in Enugu  The Governor of the Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN), Mr. Godwin Emefiele, yesterday said that the provision of cheap financing to boost local production of priority goods in critical sectors of the economy remained the key to achieving sustainable growth. This, he said, would reduce reliance on foreign […]
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FG Moves to Downgrade Enugu Airport over Safety Concerns

 • Enugu State Government takes steps to rectify anomalies Chinedu Eze The federal government has announced that it would downgrade the Akanu Ibiam International Airport, Enugu, for not meeting required safety standards for international operations.  By this development, Ethiopia Airlines will stop operations to the airport. Minister of State, Aviation, Senator Hadi Sirika disclosed this yesterday […]
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Atiku, PDP, Formally File Application for Replacement of Justice Bulkachuwa

Alex Enumah in Abuja    The candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party, (PDP) in the February 23 presidential election, Atiku Abubakar and his party, the PDP have formally asked the Presidential Election Panel to replace tribunal Chairman, Justice Zainab Bulkachuwa with another Justice of the Court of Appeal, for alleged bias. The request was contained in an […]
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An Evening With John Mahama On My 59th Birthday

Pendulum By Dele Momodu; dele.momodu@thisdaylive.com Fellow Nigerians, to say I love the former President of Ghana, John Dramani Mahama, is an understatement. Many have asked me what is so unique about this phenomenal African leader and that if he is that good, why did Ghanaians sack him from the Presidential office. My main reason for my […]
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Measles Kill 58 in Borno

Michael Olugbode in Maiduguri Médecines Sans Frontières (MSF), popularly known as Doctors Without Borders on Friday revealed that 58 people had been killed by measles in Borno State since January. It said this was part of the growing toll of death recorded worldwide. MSF, in a statement said the ongoing measles outbreak was partly due […]
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Cult War Claims Four Lives in Edo

Adibe Emenyonu in Benin City A cult-related crisis has claimed the lives of four persons at Afokpella in Etsako East Local Government Area of Edo State. Information from the area yesterday indicated that the latest crisis was as a result of a reprisal attack which led to the burning down and destruction of 10 buildings […]
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Delta State Intervenes to End Siege to Chevron’s Ugborodo Gas Plant

Sylvester Idowu in Warri Work resumed yesterday at Chevron’s multi-million dollar gas plant at Ugborodo, an Itsekiri community in Warri South West Local Government Area of Delta State, following the intervention of the Delta State Government. For 11 days, the people of Ugborodo laid siege on the Chevron’s multi-million dollar gas plant, over alleged neglect […]
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FG, UNODC Rally Multi-national Efforts to Foil Piracy in Gulf of Guinea

Bennett Oghifo The total economic cost of piracy in West Africa has been estimated as $777.1 million annually between 2015 and 2017, in addition to human costs as the Gulf of Guinea experienced an escalation of piracy, kidnapping and armed robbery at sea in recent years.    This is contained in a statement made available […]
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Wakil, Mama Boko Haram, Nominated for Sydney Peace Award

Michael Olugbode in Maiduguri A statement by Prince Lawal Shoyode, the Country Director of Complete Care and Aid Foundation, the Non-Governmental Organisation established by Mr. Wakil to impact on victims of Boko Haram crisis, said: “Mama Boko is among those nominated for the respected Sydney Peace Award in faraway Australia for her efforts in seeing […]
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