News Headlines July 28, 2017. Headlines from Nigeria’s Major Newspapers 

News Headlines July 28, 2017. Headlines from Nigeria’s Major Newspapers 

Compiled by Demola Adefajo

The Punch

Reps support Senate, reject power devolution, okay LG autonomy
B’Haram attack: NNPC suspends oil search in Chad Basin
We’ll send Nnamdi Kanu back to prison – Anambra community
Atiku knocks Senate for rejecting restructuring
Reps support Senate, reject power devolution, okay LG autonomy
Senate okays $750m foreign loans for Ogun, Kaduna, Enugu, others
Arewa youths demand Kanu’s arrest for flouting bail conditions
We met Buhari in improved condition –Governors
Civil servant arraigned for anti-Saraki Facebook posts
Buharism and the sounds of silence
How FG, govs shield indicted judges from sanctions, prosecution
APC suspends Banire, demands his sacking as legal adviser
FG plans N7.9tn budget for 2018
Billionaires list: Dangote, Adenuga gain, Bezos overtakes Bill Gates
Obasanjo aware of Yar’Adua’s ill health before the 2007 elections –Fayose
How can government tame mob justice?
Babalakin, Ali say education reform’ll solve Nigeria’s problems
Imo businessman arrested in Lagos for trafficking Ghanaians
Ledecky wins 13th gold
How FG, govs shield indicted judges from sanctions, prosecution
Wrong diagnosis: Experts say graduate could have been saved
Borno govt accused of plotting against Ogbeh’s visit
Passenger kills motorcycle rider over N150
Four injured, houses burnt in Delta communities boundary clash
Ambush of oil workers: Corpses of 18 soldiers, 30 others arrive Maiduguri
Ugwuanyi sacks three commissioners
Ohanaeze, IPOB disagree over N’Assembly rejection of power devolution
Ex-Rep, Odedo, quits Anambra gov race, backs Uba
Full list of constitution amendments by senate
Sacked LG chairman returns as councillor
Name your successor, wife urges President Mugabe
Kwara seeks BoI’s support for industrial growth
Five differences between customer service, experience
JSP wins W’Africa creative PR agency award
We are in charge of Nigerian basketball –Ahmadu-Kida NBBF
Funding crisis hits Adamawa, Insurance worry Edo
WAFU: Eagles, Black Stars renew rivalry
Zenith b’ball: Deepwater stun Dolphins, face First Bank in final
Dalung inaugurates NGF board
NFF chief donates trophy to Minna Emirate
Now a website that lets users log in with manhood picture
Group trains education secretaries in effectiveness
St Anne’s old girls present laboratory, borehole to school
True parenting is sacrificial –Don
Go and conquer, BUHS principal tells graduating pupils
108 pupils for Cowbellpedia Mathematics show
NEASC accreditation excites Corona
Entertainment
Gospel act, Toyin Alo, returns with Alagbara
Adibua, others make new AFRIMA jury
The Goodluck who may become president
It’s tough being an actor and lecturer — Saka
Yoruba elders mourn Faleti as family sets burial date
Don Jazzy tackles Diezani, wonders if her ‘sins’ would be forgiven
Men who eat sugary foods risk common mental disorders –Study
Six new things you can do with Google Search
Making the Internet work better for everyone
Twitter shares fall on disappointing user growth
#GoogleforNigeria: Google’s new app, YouTube Go, to undergo trial in Nigeria
Editorial: Pitfalls of poor police funding
Buharism and the sounds of silence
The el-Rufais and Nigerian literature
Harvest of Uk degrees for children of our politicians

ThisDay


FG Targets N7 .9 tn 2018 Budget As Senate Approves $ 1 . 8 bn External Borrowing
Amazon Founder Tops Bill Gates as the World ’s Richest Person
Okonjo-Iweala to Earn £ 130 ,000 Annually in New Standard Chartered Appointment
48 Bodies of Chad Basin Oil Explorers Recovered After B’Haram Ambush
• Osinbajo meets security chiefs • Shettima condemns attack • Northern Leaders express worries over insecurity • Military blame weather for resurgence of terrorism
FG Targets N7.9tn 2018 Budget As Senate Approves $1.8bn External Borrowing
Buhari Ready to Resume Work, Says Oyegun
Customs Hands Over Imported Snakes, Others to NAQSA
North Adopts Consensus on Restructuring Friday
Port Harcourt Refinery: Senate Halts Talks between FG, Agip/ENI, Oando
Dangote Shares Insights into His Business Success
Fayose: How Obasanjo Used Me against
FG Denying Us Access to Freed Chibok Girls, Alleges BBOG
Shell CEO to Switch over to Electric Car in September
Google CEO Visits Nigeria, Announces $3m Investment Plan
House Rejects Separation of Attorney General from Minister of Justice
Only FG Can Regulate Inland Waterways, Says NIWA
Only Education Reform Can Save Nigeria, Says Babalakin
Our Masts Do Not Pose Health Hazard, Says NCC
Nasarawa Embarks on Headcount
Onaiyekan Blames Get-rich Syndrome for Rise in Human Trafficking
DPC Kicks against Independent Candidate
We Did no Wrong in Purchase of Guest House for Sultanate Council- Tambuwal
NIMASA Begins 24 Hours Turnaround Time for Issuance of Debit Notes
Police Seals PDP Lagos Office Over Factional Fracas
Tambuwal: Due Process Followed in Purchase of Office, Residence for Sultan
Bauchi Engages 4,736 Youths under W’Bank Assisted Programme
Fidelity Bank CEO Foresees Brighter Economic Prospects
Union Bank Unveils Digital Banking Platforms
FCMB Rewards More Loyal Customers
Access Bank Upgrades Mobile Banking App
FBN Holdings Profit Declines to N29.5bn, Assets Hit N4.7trn
Fidelity Bank Moves to Improve Customer Satisfaction
Fayose: How Obasanjo Used Me
PDP Sacks Factional Executive Committees in Anambra
APC Suspends Legal Adviser Banire, Others over Alleged Anti-party Activities Politics
A Queen’s Bold Step
KCOSA Goes Global as New Executives Take Over
Adeyinka Igbin¬oba: Doing the Digital Marketing Training with a Difference
Aniemeka: Air Man with Unwavering Passion for Scientific Knowledge
The Time Traveller
NPFL: Enyimba, Kano Pillars Return to the Trenches in Calabar
Star Lager Lift Nigerian Football with Arsenal Trainers Coaching Clinic
El Clasico Miami’ Live on StarTimes
Usman Bundles Portugal’s Top Player Out of Men’s Singles
Eagles, Black Stars Renew Rivalry in WAFU Nations Cup
First Deepwater Stun Dolphin, Meet First Bank in Final
Despite The Senate Vote
EDITORIAL: NHIS SAGA AND THE HEALTH SECTOR


The Nation


Senators under fire over power devolution vote
 House rejects power devolution
Buhari and I have not spoken in two years, says Fayose
Senate approves $1.806b Chinese loan for rail projects
Osinbajo orders Service Chiefs to Borno
Mushin APC Exco upholds Banire’s suspension
Knocks for Senate over amendments to 1999 Constitution
CHAN Qualifier : New Eagles captain optimistic of good outing
Dalung Inaugurates Gymnastics Board
Wolves keepers unveil Carl Ikeme stand at Wednesfield FC
CHAN Qualifier : New Eagles captain optimistic of good outing
Wolves keepers unveil Carl Ikeme stand at Wednesfield FC
Lagos Int’l Badminton Classics Hots Up As 2 Nigerians Enter Q/Finals
Eagles, Black Stars renew rivalry in WAFU Nations Cup
President Obama’s Plan to Buy FC Barcelona Revealed
David Beckham signs autograph on girl’s buttock
‘Ekiti South should produce next governor ‘
Agbaso: No automatic ticket for Obiano
Mushin council boss unfolds agenda
Celebrities gather as Wanneka’s Lounge opens in Lekki
Fuji music, a force to reckon with – Love Idris
Academics warn on brain damage
Six couples to get free IVF treatment
Senior health workers seek end to hate speeches
Obasanjo’s third term plot was real – Fayose – … Ex- President knew about Yar’Adua’s ill-health
Soldiers accused of attacking Rivers community
Four injured, houses burnt down at Ogbe-Ijoh, Aladja
Panel on Edo poly set up
NDDC to monarchs: embrace Niger Delta master-plan
UBEC, SUBEBs harp on need for effective textbook policy
MAN’s breakfast meeting to focus on strengthening real sector
Towards more food production
How to utilise recovered loot, by SSANU


Vanguard

 


 Osinbajo Pulls Wike, Amaechi Together To Witness As He Commissions Fertilizer Plant In Rivers
 Why FG Suspended Crude Oil Exploration In Chad Basin
 FIFA 2018 WC: Beat Cameroon For Ikeme, Rohr Tells Eagles
 On Restructuring We Stand But…. – Northern Governors
 DHQ Reaffirms Commitment To Strengthen Armed Forces Through Research
 Nnamdi Kanu Violated Bail Conditions By Addressing Huge Rallies Arrest Him, Arewa Youths To Osinbajo
 CAF Eager To Eradicate Age Cheating In Football
 Again Soldiers Invade Rivers Community, Raze 15 Houses
 Nig V Cam: Eagles ‘ll Lack Nothing – NFF
 FG Begins Work On 2018 Budget
 Persons Doubting Buhari’s Recovery’re Enemies Of Nigeria —Kpodoh
 Forget Planned Revamping Of P-H Refinery, Senate Tells FG, Agip
 Forget Planned Revamping Of P-H Refinery, Senate Tells FG, Agip
 Ex-UN Envoy Calls For Review Of Judicial System
 Attack On Buhari: Common Sense, Decency Have Eluded Fayose – Oyegun
 INLAND WATERWAYS: Lagos Refutes NIWA’s Claims, Says Judgment Favours Her
 Let’s Make S-East Industrial Hub — ThinkEast
Why FG Suspended Crude Oil Exploration In Chad Basin
On Restructuring We Stand But…. – Northern Governors
Nnamdi Kanu Violated Bail Conditions By Addressing Huge Rallies Arrest Him, Arewa Youths To Osinbajo
Constitution Alterations: Atiku, Ohanaeze, Women Groups, Others Slam Senate
AgP Osinbajo Orders Buratai, Abubakar To Relocate To Maiduguri
Attacks On NNPC, UNIMAID Staff A Tragic Setback – Shettima
IPOB Replies Onitsha Monarch, Igwe Achebe On Anambra Election
‘76’ Team Takes On Boko Haram
Macron Says Met Rihanna, Discussed Global Education
Angelina Jolie: My Hardest Time Was Divorcing Pitt
Hanatu: Giving Wings To Dreams, Aspirations
Sympathisers Throng Faleti’s Home, As More Eulogise Pour In
Attack On Buhari: Common Sense, Decency Have Eluded Fayose – Oyegun
Nigeria Has Not Settled Since APC Came To Power – Rep. Betty Apiafa
Lalong’s Lonely Walk On The Plateau
Banire Faults Suspension, Allege Lagos Involvement
FIFA 2018 WC: Beat Cameroon For Ikeme, Rohr Tells Eagles
CAF Eager To Eradicate Age Cheating In Football
Nig V Cam: Eagles ‘ll Lack Nothing – NFF
London 2017: Athlete Banned For Beating Up Coach
Zenith Basketball: First Deepwater Stun Dolphins
Nigeria’s Per Capita Tertiary Education Budget Of N1.15 Miserable – Adelusi-Adeluyi
ETranzact Recorded N620m Profit In 2016
Transcorp Records 134% Profit Growth In H1


New Telegraph


 Boy, 7, walks out of collapsed building
 Constitution Amendment: Senate reduces President’s powers, dashes women’s hope
Report: ‘More than 40’ killed in Boko Haram ambush in Borno
Constitution amendment splits Senators, Reps
FG proposes N7.9trn for 2018 budget
 B’Haram kills five varsity staff, four lecturers missing
Huge drop in sperm count worries scientists
 NNPC suspends oil exploration in Lake Chad Basin
Fayose: How Obasanjo used me against Atiku, Kalu, Makarfi
Oyegun: Buhari still in London to regain energy
 Day 64: Police arrest Lagos schoolboys’ kidnappers
Buhari still in London to build up his stamina – Oyegun
Osinbajo inaugurates $1.5bn fertilizer plant in PH
Atiku to Senate: You have betrayed APC over devolution snub
Court to hear Melaye’s recall case
School teacher in court for allegedly defaming Saraki
Senators’ threat to block healthcare bill
Pakistan braces for Supreme Court ruling that could oust PM
Venezuela bans protests before election
Jeff Bezos: Briefly the world’s richest man
Conte explains tough stance on Costa, others
Europa League: Rooney fires blanks in Everton victory; wins for Milan, Marseille
 Report: ‘More than 40’ killed in Boko Haram ambush in Borno
 Nyanya blasts: Victims’ agonies live on
 How my pastor trafficked me to Russia for prostitution
 Constitution amendment splits Senators, Reps
 Disu to Alloy Agu: Quit Eagles now!
 The new destination choice
BoA recapitalisation: How far can FG go?
Ighalo, others must work more – Udi

​Full list of constitution amendments by senate

Full list of constitution amendments by senate


Senators have cast their votes to amend sections in the fourth amendment of the 1999 Constitution .

The lawmakers made 32 new amendments to the country’ s constitution . See the full list below :

1 . Constitution of the Federal Republic of Nigeria , ( Fourth Alteration ) Bill, No . 1 , 2017 ( Composition of Members of the Council of State) – This bill seeks to amend the Third Schedule to include former Presidents of the Senate and Speakers of the House of Representatives in the composition of the Council of State .

2 . Constitution of the Federal Republic of Nigeria , ( Fourth Alteration ) Bill, No . 2 , 2017 (Authorisation of Expenditure ) – seeks to alter sections 82 and 122 of the Constitution to reduce the period within which the President or Governor of a state may authorise the withdrawal of monies from the consolidated revenue fund in the absence of an appropriation act from 6 months to 3 months.

3 . Constitution of the Federal Republic of Nigeria , ( Fourth Alteration ) Bill, No . 3 , 2017 (Devolution of Powers ) – This seeks to alter the Second Schedule, Part I & II to move certain items to the Concurrent Legislative List to give more legislative powers to States . It also delineates the extent to which the federal legislature and state assemblies can legislate on the items that have been moved to the Concurrent Legislative List .

4 . Constitution of the Federal Republic of Nigeria , ( Fourth Alteration ) Bill, No . 4 , 2017 ( Financial Autonomy of State Legislatures ) – This alteration seeks to provide for the funding of the Houses of Assembly of States directly from the Consolidated Revenue Fund of the State .

5 . Constitution of the Federal Republic of Nigeria , ( Fourth Alteration ) Bill, No . 5 , 2017 (Distributable Pool Account) – This Bill seeks to alter section 162 of the Constitution to abrogate the State Joint Local Government Accounts and empower each Local Government Council to maintain its own special account into which all allocations due to the Local Government Council shall be directly paid from the Federation Account and from the Government of the State and also make provisions for savings in the Federation Account before distribution to other levels of Government.

6 . Constitution of the Federal Republic of Nigeria , ( Fourth Alteration ) Bill, No . 6 , 2017 ( Local Government) – The alterations here are aimed at strengthening local government administration in Nigeria by guaranteeing the democratic existence , funding, and tenure of local government councils .

7 . Constitution of the Federal Republic of Nigeria , ( Fourth Alteration ) Bill, No . 7 , 2017 (State Creation and boundary Adjustment) – This essentially seeks to alter section 8 of the Constitution to ensure that only democratically elected local government councils participate in the process of State creation and boundary adjustment . It also removed ambiguities in the extant provisions to enhance clarity with respect to the procedure for state creation .

8 . Constitution of the Federal Republic of Nigeria , ( Fourth Alteration ) Bill, No . 8 , 2017 (The Legislature ) – This alteration seeks among other things to alter sections 4 , 51 , 67 , 68 , 93 and 109 of the Constitution to provide immunity for members of the legislature in respect of words spoken or written at plenary sessions or at Committee proceedings ; institutionalize legislative bureaucracy in the Constitution like the Civil Service Commission in the executive and the Judicial Service Commission in the judiciary ; and , obligate the President to attend a joint meeting of the National Assembly once a year to deliver a state of the nation address .

9 . Constitution of the Federal Republic of Nigeria , ( Fourth Alteration ) Bill, No . 9 , 2017 (Political Parties and Electoral Matters) – This seeks to alter section 134 & 179 to provide sufficient time for INEC to conduct bye- elections ; and section 225 to empower the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC ) to de – register political parties for non – fulfillment of certain conditions such as breach of registration requirements and failure to secure/ win either a Presidential , Governorship , Local Government chairmanship or a seat in the National or State Assembly or a Councillorship .

10 . Constitution of the Federal Republic of Nigeria , ( Fourth Alteration ) Bill , No . 10 , 2017 ( Presidential Assent ) – This seeks to alter sections 58 , 59 and 100 to resolve the impasse where the President or Governor neglects to signify his /her assent to a bill from the National Assembly or withhold such assent . This is to enable timely passage of laws for good governance .

11 . Constitution of the Federal Republic of Nigeria , ( Fourth Alteration ) Bill , No . 11 , 2017 ( Timeframe for submitting the Names Ministerial or Commissioners Nominees) – This Bill seeks to alter the Constitution of the Federal Republic of Nigeria , 1999 to set a timeframe within which the President or a Governor shall forward to the Senate or State House of Assembly names of nominees for confirmation as Ministers or Commissioners ; provide for attachment of portfolio and thirty – five percent affirmative action for women .

12 . Constitution of the Federal Republic of Nigeria , ( Fourth Alteration ) Bill , No . 12 , 2017 ( Appointment of Minister from the FCT) – The Bill seeks to alter section 147 of the Constitution of the Federal Republic of Nigeria , 1999 to provide for the appointment of a Minister from the FCT, Abuja to ensure that the FCT is represented in the Executive Council of the Federation.

13 . Constitution of the Federal Republic of Nigeria , ( Fourth Alteration ) Bill , No . 13 , 2017 (Change of Names of some Local Government Councils ) – This Bill seeks to alter the Constitution to provide for a change in the names of some Local Government Councils and the definition of the boundary of the FCT, Abuja.

14 . Constitution of the Federal Republic of Nigeria , ( Fourth Alteration ) Bill , No . 14 , 2017 ( Independent Candidature ) – This seeks to alter sections 65 , 106, 131 , and 177 of the Constitution . This is aimed at expanding the political space and broadening the options for the electorate by allowing for independent candidacy in all elections .

15 . Constitution of the Federal Republic of Nigeria , ( Fourth Alteration ) Bill , No . 15 , 2017 (The Police ) – This Bill seeks to alter the Constitution in sections 34 , 35 , 39 , 214 , 215 , 216 and the Third Schedule to change the name of the Police from “ Nigeria Police Force ” to “Nigeria Police ” in order to reflect their core mandate .

16 . Constitution of the Federal Republic of Nigeria , ( Fourth Alteration ) Bill , No . 16 , 2017 ( Restriction of Tenure of the President and Governor ) – This Bill seeks to restrict a person who was sworn- in as President or Governor to complete the term of the elected President from contesting for the same office for more than one term .

17 . Constitution of the Federal Republic of Nigeria , ( Fourth Alteration ) Bill , No . 17 , 2017 ( Separation of the Office of Accountant- General ) – This Bill seeks to alter section 84 of the Constitution to establish the office of the Accountant- General of the Federal Government separate from the office of the Accountant- General of the Federation .

18 . Constitution of the Federal Republic of Nigeria , ( Fourth Alteration ) Bill , No . 18 , 2017 (Office of the Auditor – General ) – This Bill seeks to make the office of the Auditor -General for the Federation and for the State financially independent by placing them on first – line charges in the Consolidated Revenue funds of the Federation and of the States .

19 . Constitution of the Federal Republic of Nigeria , ( Fourth Alteration ) Bill , No . 19 , 2017 ( Separation of the office of the Attorney- General of the Federation and of the State from the office of the Minister or Commissioner for Justice) – This Bill seeks to alter sections 150 , 174 , 195 , 211, 318 and the Third Schedule to the Constitution to separate the office of the Minister or Commissioner for Justice from that of the Attorney- General of the Federation and of states so as to create an independent office of the Attorney- General of the Federation insulated from partisanship . It also seeks to redefine the role of the Attorney- General , provide a fixed tenure, provide the age and qualification for appointment and also for a more stringent process for the removal of the Attorney General .

20 . Constitution of the Federal Republic of Nigeria , ( Fourth Alteration ) Bill , No . 20 , 2017 ( Judiciary ) – This bill contains a vast array of alterations with regards to the Judiciary such as the composition of the National Judicial Council , and empowering Justices of the Supreme Court and Court of Appeal to hear certain applications in chambers thereby enhancing the speedy dispensation of justice.

21 . Constitution of the Federal Republic of Nigeria , ( Fourth Alteration ) Bill , No . 21 , 2017 ( Determination of Pre- Election Matters) – This Bill seeks to among other things make provisions for timelines for the determination of pre -election disputes.

22 . Constitution of the Federal Republic of Nigeria , ( Fourth Alteration ) Bill , No . 22 , 2017 ( Civil Defence ) – This Bill seeks to reflect the establishment and core functions of the Nigeria Security and Civil Defence Corps . It is a consequential amendment because of the inclusion of the national security and civil defence as an item in the Exclusive Legislative List under the Second Schedule to the Constitution .

23 . Constitution of the Federal Republic of Nigeria , ( Fourth Alteration ) Bill , No . 23 , 2017 ( Citizenship and Indigeneship ) – This Bills seeks to alter section 25 of the Constitution to guarantee a married woman’ s right to choosing either her indigeneship by birth or by marriage for the purposes of appointment or election.

24 . Constitution of the Federal Republic of Nigeria , ( Fourth Alteration ) Bill , No . 24 , 2017 ( Procedure for overriding Presidential veto in Constitutional Alteration ) – This Bill seeks to among other things provide the procedure for passing a Constitution Alteration Bill where the President withholds assent .

25 . Constitution of the Federal Republic of Nigeria , ( Fourth Alteration ) Bill , No . 25 , 2017 (Removal of certain Acts from the Constitution ) – This Bill seeks to alter section 315 of the Constitution of the Federal Republic of Nigeria , 1999 to remove the law – making powers of the Executive Arm of Government and delete the National Youth Service Corps Decree, the Public Complaints Commission Act , the National Security Agencies Act and the Land Use Act from the Constitution, so that they can be subject to regular process of amendment .

26 . Constitution of the Federal Republic of Nigeria , ( Fourth Alteration ) Bill , No . 26 , 2017 ( Investments and Securities Tribunal ) – This bill seeks to establish the Investments and Securities Tribunal under the Constitution.

27 . Constitution of the Federal Republic of Nigeria , ( Fourth Alteration ) Bill , No . 27 , 2017 ( Reduction of Age Qualification ) – This Bill seeks to alter the Sections 65 , 106 , 131 , 177 of the Constitution to reduce the age qualification for the offices of the President and Governor and membership of the Senate, House of Representatives , and the State Houses of Assembly .

28 . Constitution of the Federal Republic of Nigeria , ( Fourth Alteration ) Bill , No . 28 , 2017 ( Authorisation of Expenditure 1 ) – This Bill seeks to provide for the time within which the President or Governor shall lay the Appropriation Bill before the National Assembly or House of Assembly to encourage the early presentation and passage of Appropriation Bills .

29 . Constitution of the Federal Republic of Nigeria , ( Fourth Alteration ) Bill , No . 29 , 2017 ( Deletion of the NYSC Decree from the Constitution ) – The Bill seeks to alter the Constitution of the Federal Republic of Nigeria , 1999 to delete the National Youth Service Corps Decree from the Constitution so that it can be subject to the regular process of amendment .

30 . Constitution of the Federal Republic of Nigeria , ( Fourth Alteration ) Bill , No . 30 , 2017 ( Deletion of the Public Complaints Commission Act from the Constitution ) – The Bill seeks to alter the Constitution of the Federal Republic of Nigeria, 1999 to delete the Public Complaints Commission Act from the Constitution so that it can be subject to the regular process of amendment.

31 . Constitution of the Federal Republic of Nigeria , ( Fourth Alteration ) Bill , No . 31 , 2017 ( Deletion of the National Securities Act from the Constitution ) – The Bill seeks to alter the Constitution of the Federal Republic of Nigeria , 1999 to delete the National Securities Act from the Constitution so that it can be subject to the regular process of amendment .

32 . Constitution of the Federal Republic of Nigeria , ( Fourth Alteration ) Bill , No . 32 , 2017 ( Deletion of the Land Use Act from the Constitution ) – The Bill seeks to alter the Constitution of the Federal Republic of Nigeria , 1999 to delete the Land Use Act from the Constitution so that it can be subject to the regular process of amendment.
Source: The Punch

Why Lagos building collapsed, death toll now eight

Lagos Building Collapse Day 2: Death toll rises to 8, 16 rescued
By Olasunkanmi Akoni

Two more bodies were, yesterday, recovered from the debris of the collapsed building at 3, Massey Street, Lagos Island, bringing the death toll to eight.

Among the dead was an 11-year-old boy, whose body was reportedly recovered at about midnight, while 16 people were rescued alive from the rubble.

According to eyewitnesses, the building went down at about 2.43p.m., Tuesday, during a rainstorm. Two bodies were recovered in the evening of the same day.

The rescue effort, which lasted throughout the night till the early hours of yesterday, saw many more bodies recovered.

Lagos building collapse

This is just as, yesterday, survivors, relatives and sympathisers wailed uncontrollably while the rescue operation lasted.

Telecomm mast

Meanwhile, Lagos State Building Control Agency, LASBCA, has said the building came down due to the additional load on its foundation brought on by the telecommunication mast mounted on the building two weeks ago.

Corroborating this point, one of the residents of the area, Mr. Yusuf Align, blamed the collapse on greed by the landlords.

Align said: “They know it is an old building and they allowed one of the communication networks to erect a mast on top of it. Even if they have paid them N10 million or more, what have they gained now?”

This was confirmed by Lagos State Emergency Management Agency, LASEMA, General Manager, Mr. Adeshina Tiamiyu.

He said that some of the residents explained that the building collapsed on Tuesday, exactly two weeks after the community rejected a generator brought there for the mast.

Tiamiyu said the community believed that the building was not strong enough to carry the generator as it vibrates whenever the power generating set was on.

The LASEMA chief said after the rescue and recovery operations, the agency will carry out its investigations to ascertain the cause of the collapse.

He said the investigation will be done with other emergency management agencies to ensure that the number of families living in the building tallied with the community’s account.

It used to be a bungalow —NEMA

Also speaking on the incident, Alhaji Ibrahim Farinloye, the South-West spokesman for National Emergency Management Agency, NEMA, said integrity test will be carried out on other buildings in the area to prevent recurrence of the incident.

Farinloye said the collapsed building was initially a bungalow before it was converted to a four-storey building with a penthouse.

He said the required six feet between buildings was not observed in the area, adding that the adjacent building was also under threat of collapse.

Farinloye advised the Lagos State Urban Renewal Agency to prevail on house owners to renovate their buildings regularly.

He said the advice followed the challenges of climate change, which might have effects on buildings in view of high volume of rainfall this year. He urged building contractors to avoid the use of substandard materials in their construction works.

LASG fumes

Meanwhile, worried by continued rising cases of building collapse in the state, Lagos State Government, through the state’s Building Control Agency, LASBCA, has warned building owners and developers to desist from adding unapproved floors or structures to old and existing buildings.

The agency’s General Manager, Engr. Olalekan Shodeinde, who handed out the warning, said approvals are given for additional floor(s) after a thorough engineering appraisal and integrity test on the structure.

Verdict

Commenting on the collapsed building at Lagos Island, Lagos, Shodeinde said the building, a four-floor structure built with bricks, collapsed due to foundation failure when the bearing capacity of the soil could not sustain additional structure.

The occurrence, he stated, was due to the additional load on the property resulting from a communication mast erected on the building two weeks ago.

Shodeinde said several inspections conducted on the same property in the past did not reveal any signs of distress even though the structural members were constructed with gravel.

According to him, “the additional load imposed on the structure added to the previous design capacity, as such the extra load being transferred through the structural members made the building heavier than the capacity of the soil, which is the ultimate load bearer.”
Source: Vanguard

​Jonathan: Metaphor of a clay-footed hero!

Jonathan: Metaphor of a clay-footed hero!

By Abdulrazaq Magaji | 

Goodluck Jonathan

Former President Goodluck Ebele Jonathan is feeling blabby again after a self-imposed hiatus occasioned by his apparent deference to wise counsel. At a rancorous meeting of the badly fragmented Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) the other day, the former president let it be known, contrary to wise counsel that Nigerians want the party he led to a disgraceful defeat back in power in 2019. Hear here!

Before his latest drool, Jonathan had gone to town to accuse imaginary enemies of being responsible for his anticipated defeat in the 2015 presidential race. In fact, the former president simply threw caution to the wind and saw nothing queasy in the way he launched a verbal offensive on perceived enemies. Whoever advised Jonathan to clam up after he imagined enemies where there were none did him a load of good. The former president has defied a golden rule of people who live in glasshouses: he is throwing stones!

If he has some gumption in him, Jonathan should henceforth sidetrack those third-rate publicists who led him by the nose down the dark, blind alley that took him nowhere. The way things are, the man who was lamely tagged a patriot-hero and was depicted by dishonest handlers as the next best act on Nigeria’s crowded political stage conveniently refused to see the former president as no more than a pedestrian politician who is fit for the reserve team of the Niger Delta! The hens are truly coming home to roost!

At issue, still, is the decision by Jonathan to persist in his ineffectual, some call it counter-productive, pastime of resorting to criminating. Of recent, he has been shouting himself coarse to the hearing of whoever cared to listen that he and members of his family are being witch-hunted by the Buhari/Osinbajo administration. The former president, who serially claimed that stealing is not corruption, has of late raised issues with several scandals that have been traced to him and members of his family.

So far, the former president has blamed everybody but himself for his self-inflicted misfortunes. He never picked any lessons from being slammed for the havoc his misrule caused Nigerians. If Jonathan is not accusing world leaders for plotting his ouster, he is busy blaming elements from a section of the country or adherents of a particular faith for his transgressions. All this while, nobody apologised for the pain caused Nigerians by the crassly incompetent and thieving Jonathan administration.

It must be in strict adherence to the former president’s garbled dogma of ‘stealing is not corruption’ that influenced him and his rambunctious fans to believe he and members of his family are victims of a witch-hunt! If Jonathan and his clappers must know, stealing is corruption and corruption is a criminal offence! To operate with the mindset that being called to account amounts to a witch-hunt shows how lowly people can go in playing to the gallery.

At the last count, the name of Jonathan has been linked to as many as three high-altitude scams! The most recent and, probably the worst of them, is Malabu-gate, a crime of no mean proportion that robbed the nation of millions of dollars. If reports that the former president was privy to the scam are true and that he pocketed $200 million, Nigerians have not been unduly hysterical in demanding that Jonathan and other scammers be called to account.

Jonathan may not look and sound sharp but, when it matters most, he has the presence of mind of how to save his skin. He knows that his conduct and that of his close confidants, including his equally scandal-prone wife, Patience, made it imperative for him to ensure a smooth handover. Proof of this is that, for most part of his better-forgotten years in office, Jonathan looked the other way as his handlers threatened war without the semblance of whimper in the form of condemnation.

The man who now wishes to be seen as a hero saw nothing wrong when his wife waddled round the country to preach her hate sermons. If he had any sobering moments, Jonathan should know by now that he dug his political grave by over-indulging the empty-headed politicians around him. Of course, he was a weak leader in every sense of the word. In the six years he wasted the time of Nigerians, he succeeded in projecting himself as a man who was incapable of taking decisions. And, if truth be told, heroes are not made out of men who cannot rein-in over-bearing spouses!

Jonathan and sundry publicists should accept the dishonour of sending Jonathan into premature political retirement. From her characteristic waddle to her unclassified okrika grammar, Mrs. Jonathan represented yet another classic example of how Nigeria became a stage for barely literate and unserious actors and actresses to play out their funny acts. While it lasted, Nigerians had good laugh at the antics of their clowning first lady but deep down, even those who ate from the crumbs off her table knew Mrs. Jonathan was incapable of any good.

That Mr. Jonathan retained his wife as a major plank of his campaign in 2015 after several public gaffes, characterised by hate speech, is a pointer to the kind of commander in chief Nigerians had in Mr. Jonathan. May be he even thought his wife was always right and Nigerians who cautioned her were wrong! Whatever it was, the former president’s failure to caution his wife or stymie her damaging campaigns, especially after she ordered opposition politicians to be stoned, confirmed the saying that birds of a plume flock together.

Nigerians should be honest enough to look Jonathan in the face and tell him, quite frankly, that he was a disaster as president. He probably didn’t fare any better as a husband! It is delusional of Jonathan to see himself as a hero just as it is deceitful of his fans to refer to him as a statesman when the reverse is the truth. Reason for this is that heroes are made of sterner stuff. Sadly, Jonathan is not made of any stern stuff. At best, he will get a mention in history books as a clay-footed hero!

Magaji lives in Abuja.

Mass failure at federal civil service, 222 directors flunk permanent secretary exams

222 federal directors fail permsecs exams
Two hundred and twenty-two of the 300 directors from ministries, department and agencies of the federal government MDAs who sat for the examinations to fill the 20 vacant positions of federal permanent secretaries have failed, Daily Trust findings revealed.

Of the 300 that sat for the examination on “Relevant Public Service and Policy Issues” held at the National Defence College (NDC) Auditorium, Abuja on Monday only 78 passed.

The successful candidates yesterday sat for the second level “Information and Communication Technology (ICT) Assessment Test” held at the Digital Bridge Institute (DBI) Utako, Abuja.

The 78 directors will today attend the third and final level “Oral Interview/Interactive Session” at the Office of the Head of the Civil Service of Federation in Abuja.

The week-long exercise was announced in separate memos by the Permanent Secretary, Career Management Office (CMO) in the Office of Head of Service of the Federation (OHoCSF) Dr. Folasade Yemi-Esan.

Daily Trust reporters who visited the centre saw the Head of the Civil Service of the Federation (HoCSF) Mrs. Winifred Oyo-Ita leading the technical committee and other federal officers to supervise yesterday’s Computer Based Test (CBT) exercise.

In line with the Federal Character Principle one permanent secretary is appointed per state as well as the Federal Capital Territory (FCT).

The states which successful candidates will represent as permanent secretaries are Abia, Akwa Ibom, Anambra, Bayelsa, Cross-River, Delta, Edo and Ekiti, Imo, Kaduna, Kano, Katsina, Lagos, Nasarawa, Ogun, Ondo, Oyo, Plateau, Rivers, Sokoto and the FCT.

The change in policy for the federal permanent secretaries to write examinations is said to be part of the resolutions of the National Council on Establishment (NEC) held July 2016 in Minna, Niger State.

Senate probes exams

Meanwhile, the Senate yesterday mandated its committee on Establishment and Public Service to probe the ongoing examinations, after a point of order was raised by Senator Philip Aduda (PDP, FCT) on exclusion of three directors who sat for the examination.

Citing an exclusive report in Daily Trust on the examination, Aduda said the three directors sat for the examination alongside their colleagues but that their names were omitted.

“Three directors from the FCT wrote the exams and they were supposed to be called but their names were somehow removed. I therefore seek the intervention of the Senate to ensure that the FCT is not omitted on line with the federal character, “he said.

Senate President Bukola Saraki asked the committee chaired by Senator Emmanuel Paulker (PDP, Bayelsa) to immediately look into the matter.

Source: Daily Trust

​Man with four wives dies after sex romp with concubine

Man with four wives dies after sex romp with concubine
Success Nwogu, Ilorin

A middle aged man identified simply as Atere has died allegedly after a sex romp with his mistress .

Our correspondent in Ilorin, the Kwara State capital gathered in Wednesday that Atere who was married to four wives lived at Upper Gaa- Odota area of Ilorin .

The incident was said to have happened at a hotel at Upper Gaa- Odota .

It was learnt that Atere had just returned to Ilorin after visiting one of his wives who lives at Iseyin in Oyo State .

Sources who preferred anonymity said Atere later borrowed a car from one of his friends so as to go out with his mistress . He was said to have later checked in in the hotel.

They added that after some time the mistress came out of the room and left the hotel.

It was learnt that some lodgers and workers in the hotel initially did not suspect any bad development .

The sources said that when Atere did not come out from the room , the lodgers and the workers became suspicious. They were said to have stormed the room only to see the naked lifeless body of Atere .

They were said to have reported the incident at Adewole Police Station .

The Kwara State Police Public Relations Officer , Mr . Ajayi Okansomi confirmed that he got a report of a man who died .

He , however , said he had yet to get details of how the man died .

He added that investigation into the matter had commenced .
Source: The Punch

News Headlines July 27. Headlines From Nigeria’s Major Newspapers

News Headlines July 27. Headlines From Nigeria’s Major Newspapers
Compiled by Demola Adefajo



The Punch

Buhari’s recovery is a miracle, says Ebonyi gov
Kwara gov under attack over sports hall
Morocco to bid for 2026 World Cup –Pinnick
Monaco aim to keep Mbappe
Djokovic out for season
APMT to customers, we’re victims of Apapa gridlock
NIMASA urges stakeholders to maximise maritime sector potential
Compliance level at seaports increasing –PTML Customs
NPA, African Circle clear refuse dump at Apapa ports
Apapa gridlock: Group recommends 24-hour traffic control
Union Bank’s new app connects customers, agents
CIBN canvasses policy review for economic growth
ICAN restates commitment to anti-corruption war
Sex workers want govt to legalise prostitution
Budget minister, lawmakers meet on 2018-2020 MTEF
NPA seeks more information on alleged missing vessels
Oyo Fadama to spend N200m on 200 trainees
Strike: CAC workers insist on N1.29bn allowance
Why we intervened in Etisalat crisis – NCC
Okorocha replies Fani-Kayode, says ex-minister unintelligent, disrespectful
EFCC recovers N329bn from Mobil, Oando, Conoil, others
Probe Fayose over Buhari’s health status comment – Faparusi
Discard 1999 Constitution, revisit 2014 confab resolutions – YCE
Weak judicial system encourages kidnapping, says IG
Eight bodies recovered from collapsed Lagos building
Customs seize 140 imported snakes, 660 other animals
Tension as youths kill Hausa resident in Ogun
Husband of four dies during sex romp with mistress
Grandma dumps daughter’s day-old baby in bush
Osinbajo inaugurates new ministers, advises them on development
Fidelity Bank to boost earnings with Visa partnership
‘Develop yourself with ICT’
Stocks gain N719bn in two days
When Malala wept for Nigeria’s future
Soldiers, JTF rescue oil workers abducted by B’Haram
LASG seeks boost in agric produce
Police, DSC ex-workers clash in Delta protest
Anti-graft war: We’re not working against AGF, says EFCC
MDAs owe N115bn in tax liabilities – RMAFC
Man impregnates 11-year-old girl, says she probably raped him while he slept
Three women rape pastor who tried to collect debt they owed
PDP proposes BoT to take over party during crisis
Sagay wants SANs punished for frustrating corruption cases
Reps shelve voting on constitution amendments till Thursday
CIBN canvasses policy review for economic growth
Djokovic out for season
Obasi dumps Chinese club, returns to Sweden
Sun, Ledecky suffer shock defeats at worlds
States shun NTTF junior championships
Interactive
Five rewarding activities your kids can have fun doing this holiday
Cheating student pastes exam answers under fingernails
LASU student receives Hesselbein fellow award in US
UNILORIN yet to set cut-off marks, admission screening date –Management
Lack of training frustrating us, resident doctors cry out
Falling sperm counts could lead to end of human race –Study
Seven effective ways to make money on Twitter
Editorial: ISIS defeat: Claiming victory with caution
What France means to Nigeria
Senate seeks immunity for members, rejects power devolution


ThisDay


FEC Caps FG’s Oil Revenue Expenditure, Portion to be Moved to…
Policy proposes NNPC exits JVs by end of 2017, conversion to PSCs
Restructuring Suffers Defeat in Senate
Abducted NNPC Contractors, Others Rescued from Boko Haram
Why Osinbajo Swore in Two New Ministers Without Portfolios
Doom for Nigeria, Britain Moves to Ban Petrol, Diesel Cars
EFCC Recovers N328.9bn from Conoil, Total, Seven Others
Concession on Spectrum Allocation, Interconnect Rates
Udoma, N’Assembly Begin Consultations over 2017–2020 MTEF
RMAFC Unearths over N115bn Tax Liabilities against FG, States
Biafra War Bomb
FG Borrows N3.38bn to Aid Potato Production in Plateau
FG May Probe Utilisation of Bailout Funds By States, Says Oni
Restructuring: IG Distances Force from Governors’ Forum Committee on State Police
Navy to Establish Naval War College in Cross River
No Evidence of 282 Missing Vessels, Says NPA
Sagay Seeks Punishment for SANs Frustrating Grand Corruption Cases
Nigeria Customs Generates N486bn in Six Months
House C’ttee Embargoes NHIS Budget Pending Appearance of Health Minister
NAF Deploys Armed Helicopters, Personnel to Taraba, Kaduna to Maintain Peace
Ex-FCT Minister, Akinjide Regains Passport to Tavel Overseas for Treatment
EKEDC Disconnects 80 Flats in Festac over Protest for Pre-paid Meters
CJN Commences Construction of Rivers Judges Quarters
Gambari Urges FG to Prosecute Sponsors of Violent Crimes
Building Collapse: Raise the Alarm on Suspicious Construction, Lagos Urges Residents
Osinbajo Seeks N’Assembly Approval for N222.36bn FCT Budget
EFCC Seals Multi-billion Naira Enugu Mall
FG Promises to Hunt down, Punish Human Traffickers
Police Arraign Odegbami’s Driver, Housekeeper for Alleged N150m Theft
38 Inmates Freed in Ebonyi
Irate Youths Burn Hotel in Edo over Woman’s Killing
Host Community Pledged Support for Lafarge-Holcim’s Operations
Ekweremadu Reaffirms Commitment for Selfless Service, Effective Representation
Man, 60 Arraigned for Killing Daughter, Son in Enugu
AUN to Give Scholarships to 75 Candidates
GCR, Agusto Assign InfraCredit ‘AAA’ Ettah Retires as UACN CEO, Bello Appointed
Citibank, Others Collaborate to Train Journalists
Equities Market Nears Three-year High, Gains N1.5tn in 15 Days
Union Bank Unveils Digital Banking Platforms
NCC, ALTON Kick against Bill on Emergency Toll Free Number
Makarfi: PDP’s Reconciliation to Cover Pre-2015 Election Issues
PDP Vows to Present Gubernatorial Candidate, Re-take Anambra Politics
Exit of a Human Rights Defender
Facelift for Kwara Roads
Giving Priority to Healthcare in Nigeria
Adewole: Nigeria to Achieve Below 100 Maternal Mortality Ratio by 2030
HMCAN to FG: To Curb Corruption in NHIS, Establish Governing Council, ICT Platform
MDCN Inducts 164 Foreign Trained Medical, Dental Graduates
ELO Preaches against Stigmatisation of Persons with Disability
NPFL: Rivers Utd Hold Akwa Utd at Home
Nigerian Tennis Players Round up Training with Spanish Coach
Spurs Boss Says Premier League Transfer Spending Not Sustainable
Mbappe: Monaco Insists No Real Deal
FIBA Gives NBBF Nov 30 Ultimatum to End ‘War’
Zenith B’ball League Star, Akashili, Relishes Football Stint
A Nation of Many Actors
EDITORIAL: BEYOND BOKO HARAM’S KILLING FIELDS


The Nation


 Senate dumps devolution of powers to states
 EFCC recovers N328.9b from Total, MRS, others
 Buhari’s recovery a miracle, says ‘excited’ Umahi
 IG seeks stringent punishment against kidnapping
 Police kill five suspected kidnappers in Ogun
 Building collapse death toll now eight
 Medical sales reps form association
 NAF deploys helicopter in Taraba
Gambari calls for review of Nigeria’s judicial system
Police kill five suspected kidnappers in Ogun, rescue victim
‘I sleep and wake up in pains’
Teachers kick as Kogi varsity bans ASUU
Fatherhood crisis
18 years after, Afrika lives on
Fed Govt plans ICT varsity, says minister
AIB, Unilorin sign agreement on usage of $5.8m lab
We intend bringing World Stars to Lagos State – Tinubu
Neymar cleared of tax evasion as PSG tables £450m
Afrobasket: Ogoke-Ejiogu eyes World Cup
Behold Ibrahimovic note in latest Instagram post
CHINESE SUPER LEAGUE: Mikel, Martins, Ighalo’s clubs hit with financial crisis
Nigerian players rounded off training with Spanish coach
How booed Mayweather ‘became hailed Floyd Money
Edo PDP ‘ll bounce back, say chieftains
Women urged to participate in politics
Ajomole: Lagos council chairmen ’ll make APC proud
Celebrities gather as Wanneka’s Lounge opens in Lekki
Fuji music, a force to reckon with – Love Idris
‘Tatu’: Another BoI-support film premieres in style
Housekeeper ‘steals’ Odegbami’s wife’s N150m jewellery
Our plans, by council chiefs
Commissioner: intending pilgrims abort pregnancies for hajj
Ijaw youths: we’ll protest ‘injustice’ by multinationals
Workers jittery over coming of MAUSTECH, OGUN POLY
El-Amin’s best pupil wins N.7m
Females lead Nile varsity honours list
St. Louis schools old girls advise govt on proper education
‘Passage of PIB ‘ll solve industry, economic woes’
‘No discrimination on noise pollution enforcement’
BEDC to reconnect Ondo communities
Govt urged to boost oil production for growth

Vanguard


Anambra: Obaino To IPOB: You Cannot Stop The Election
3 Soldiers Sentenced To 56 Years In Jail Over Arms In Maiduguri
No To Regionalism, Yes To Resource Control —Igala Leaders
Labour Urges FG To Constitute Wage, Pension Review C’ttee
Raid On Jonathan’s House: Disclose Identities Of Informants, Reps Tell NDLEA
Suspension Virus: A Forcible Rape On Democracy (1)
FG Emerges With New Petroleum Policy
Kogi Gov To Deliver Lecture On Civil Service Reform
Our Mission Is To Provide World Class Education — Corona Trust Council
Al-Makura To Pay Salaries, Arrears With Paris Club Refund
Anambra Polls: Nobody Can Stop APGA From Conducting Primaries — Agbaso
Edo APGA Lauds Appeal Court Judgment
Gov Emmanuel Dissolves A-Ibom Electoral Commission
On Buhari: ‘Sickness’ As Constitutional Offence
Ize-Iyamu Thanks Edo People For Support During Election
Ignore Militants’ Provocation, Be Civil To Citizens, JTF Urged
Obaseki Vows To Crack Down On Corrupt Civil Servants
No To Regionalism, Yes To Resource Control —Igala Leaders
Lagos School Kidnap: DAY 63: Two Abducted Students Mark 16, 17 Years Birthday In Captivity
1999 Constitution Alterations: Senate Votes Against More Powers For States
Lagos Building Collapse Day 2: Death Toll Rises To 8, 16 Rescued
De-criminalise Sex Work In Nigeria, Sex Workers Urge FG
North East: Military Troops Rescue Abducted NNPC Staff
Breaking: Buhari Receives Political Delegation In London
Osinbajo Swears In Two Ministers
Angelina Jolie: My Hardest Time Was Divorcing Pitt
Hanatu: Giving Wings To Dreams, Aspirations
Sympathisers Throng Faleti’s Home, As More Eulogise Pour In
Anambra Polls: Nobody Can Stop APGA From Conducting Primaries — Agbaso
National Assembly To Vote On 32 Constitution Alteration Bills Today
Those Who Deserted PDP Can Now Return – Alkali
2019: We’ve Issued Notice Of Quit To Okowa, PDP – Emerhor
CHAN Qualifiers: Ezenwa To Captain Eagles
Pinnick: Morocco Set To Bid For 2026 World Cup
Basketball: FIBA Gives Nigeria November 30 Deadline To Resolve Crisis
Wolves Organise Marathon Shoot-out For Ikeme
Iheanacho Set For Leicester City Medicals
SHRM: Nigeria Highest In Certified Professionals – McCallum
Again, 2 Females Emerge Best At 14th Mike Okonkwo Essay Contest
Nigerians In America Tasked To Be Good Ambassadors
FG Emerges With New Petroleum Policy
GEEP: FG Sets Aside N1.6bn For Women Entrepreneurs
BoI, Ebonyi Package N4bn Credit Facility For SMEs
WALKER: From Poor Boy To Head Of World’s Leading Donor Agency

The Sun



CONSTITUTION AMENDMENT : Senate restricts vice president, deputy govs
• Successors to dead, resigned president, govs to serve one term
Customs intercepts 3 containers of live snakes, others in Calabar
Okorocha, Fani-Kayode fight dirty
• You lack native sense, Gov tells ex-minister • You’re suffering inferiority complex, ex-minister
Lagos collapsed building: Death toll rises to 8
• Toddler among those rescued
We won’t spare human traffickers –FG
Product diversion: EFCC recovers N328bn from Forte Oil, Oando, others
Danger looms in Kirikiri
… As impounded vessels under EFCC custody spill fuel on waterways
Polio eradication: Nigeria targets 2019
UNIOSUN students: Preys for money rituals
We’ll contest LG poll results in court –Lagos PDP
• Breaks alliance with Labour Party
Kaduna, Taraba, herders/farmers crisis: NAF, deploys fighter jets
•Commissions Katsina Operational Base
Oil exploration: Boko-Haram kills 9 soldiers, civilian in Borno
Usher slammed with $20m lawsuit over Herpes infection
Reconstructing Igbo political capacity
NASS’ craze for self-protection (2)
Sam Okaula: Another fine officer retires 
Ned Nwoko’s empire as Garden of Eden
Nigeria: Is ignorance our weapon of choice?
Will PDP ever rise again?
Asaju: The turnaround man
Kaduna declaration: What has changed?
Which anti-malarials are harmful?
Cervical spondylosis: A distressful health challenge.
Anambra: Why I deserve APC ticket –Nwibe
2019: Defeating APC, feasible, declares Ardo
9mobile: Investors, 20m subscribers, staff our priority says NCC
NEITI seeks transfer of $2.395bn oil revenue to SWF
Russia 2018: Abedi tips Eagles to fly over Indomitable Lions
No Real deal for Mbappe – Monaco
Barca confident of signing Coutinho from Liverpool
Oil exploration: Boko-Haram kills 9 soldiers, civilian in Borno
Obi of Onitsha to IPOB: Election must hold in Anambra
APGA predicts victory for Obiano
I’m most qualified to govern Anambra – Obinna Uzoh
Kidnapping: IGP redeploys officers serving along Abuja-Kaduna-Zaria highway
EDITORIAL: Maintaining discipline in security services

The Guardian


Three soldiers get 33 years jail terms
Governors silent after meeting Buhari in London
Onyema identifies corporate governance as pre-requisite for promoting economic growth
Senate rejects power devolution, affirmative action for women
262 more Nigerians return from Libya
Tears in rain: North Korea marks ‘Victory Day’
Britain weighs economic impact of EU immigration
Osinbajo inaugurates, tasks new ministers on national development
Police task National Assembly on stiffer penalties for kidnappers
NEMA denies spending N13b on IDPs in one month
Ederson performance against Real sign of things to come, says Guardiola
Pique admits he is not sure Neymar will stay
Ezenwa named CHAN Eagles’ captain as players talk tough
Iheanacho for Leicester medical tomorrow
Umotong joins Briton & Hove Albion ladies
I will give my best in London, says Brume
UACN appoints new successor as Ettah unveils retirement plan
‘Africa’s economic confidence improving’
Guinness Nigeria explains N40 billion rights issue
Nigeria’s electricity generation drops to 2,775mw
Monica Ambrose for President!
Editorial: Corrupt leaders and the law: Lessons from Brazil
Buhari, just come back home
Prophecy that failed
Nigeria’s toxic NGO Regulation Bill
Jonathan: Metaphor of a clay-footed hero!
Senate’s proposal on council election stirs controversy
Fear of implosion frustrating APC meetings, claims Makarfi
Buhari’s aide eyes Ekiti governor seat
APC summons Anambra executives over alleged doctored delegates’ list
Actor Jason Bateman gets Hollywood star
New music from late Australian indigenous singer Gurrumul
Basquiat: a darling of pop culture, but not museums
Macron courts the stars; meets Rihanna on education
Catch the fitness bug: Get back in – Part 2
EU, UNICEF tackle maternal, newborn, nutrition outcomes in North East with N2.97bn
Summer fever!
‘Indigenous foods can serve as alternative to antibiotics’

New Telegraph


No plot to impeach Osinbajo – Marafa
 EFCC frees ex-SPDC staff, Nwasike
Osinbajo to commission N10bn project in Kebbi
 Stock market sustains rally with N416bn gain
 CAC’s crisis threatens Ease of Doing Business
 Half year: How Nigeria’s economy fared, by OPS
 Biafra: We need more agitators – MASSOB/BIM
 APC co-opts Akeredolu into restructuring committee
 Reps screen $15m Ebonyi loan proposal
 Satellites: Nigeria ‘screens’ car-tracking licensees to 61
 Boy, 7, walks out of collapsed building
 Constitution Amendment: Senate reduces President’s powers, dashes women’s hope
 Army loses 9 personnel, rescues abducted NNPC officials
 Missing 282 vessels: NPA battles to review Senate items
 Two-monthly injections to replace daily antiretroviral drugs