​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​News Headlines Apr 7,  2017. Headlines from Nigeria’s major newspapers

​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​News Headlines Apr 7,  2017. Headlines from Nigeria’s major newspapers

Compiled by Demola Adefajo 

The Punch

Jonathan’s PDP peace meeting ends in disarray
Rewane, Boyo back Sanusi over debt, borrowing comments
Senate/Presidency face-off: N’Assembly did no wrong, say Saraki, Dogara
Trump orders missile strikes on Syria after ‘chemical’ attack
#BBNaija: Is Bobrisky walking his talk for TBoss?
85-year-old woman abandoned by children dies
Bullion van kills 2, injures UTME candidates 6
Tears as Queen’s College orphan pupil is buried
Eight European countries deport 50 Nigerians
Ex-political office holders protest in Lagos, demand entitlements
Supermarket judgment comment: Falana challenges judge’s summons
NDLEA arrests 138 for drug trafficking
The President and a recalcitrant Senate
Importers can clear vehicles, pay duty later – Customs
N’Korea hacking Nigerian banks, 17 others – Report
How to break the Nigerian jinx
CBN releases $100m, naira rises to 397/dollar
Nigeria’s budget deficit’ll exceed estimate, says IMF
FG accuses Dasuki of stealing prohibited firearms, re-arraigns ex-NSA
Ita-Giwa defects to APC today
We are for one Nigeria, says Britain
Ogun residents lament robbery as police shun station
We don’t have funds to pay pension arrears –FG
Customs officers shoot suspected rice smugglers
Court unfreezes Patience Jonathan’s $5.9m account
FG recorded N3.21tn fiscal deficit in 2016 – CBN 5:
Ayinde Barrister: Controversy rages over fuji creator
Eagles move up in FIFA rankings
Nigeria needs $139 oil price to balance budget – Fitch
Ogun residents lament robbery as police shun station
FCMB teaches pupils financial literacy
Phillips Consulting, others seek review of business operations
Eagles move up in FIFA rankings
N15bn debt: Group asks EFCC to prosecute airline operators
Customs officers shoot suspected rice smugglers
Fake BDC operator gets N34m bail for N30m fraud
Fuel explosion killed five Abuja children – AEDC
Maths teacher kills 83-year-old uncle over land dispute
Senate/Presidency face-off: N’Assembly did no wrong, say Saraki, Dogara
Will President Buhari’s new recovery plan revive economy?
PIB panel submits report, Saraki says jinx broken
I’ll contest 2019 Ogun gov election –Isiaka
Nigerians still believe in PDP -Jonathan
Reps invite health minister over handling of meningitis outbreak
Anambra speaker absconds with mace to avert impeachment
Probe $15.8bn NLNG dividends to NNPC, NEITI urges FG
Sunshine set to fire coach, target Eguavoen
Wife beating reports: Arrested Musa threatens legal action
Eagles move up in FIFA rankings
Zenith Bank Delta Principals’ Cup: Zonal qualifiers emerge
German Clasico: StarTimes promises fans
Minister warns Eagles, tasks Pinnick
#BBNaija: Wizkid declares support for Efe
BBNaija: Karen Igho canvasses votes for her ‘Warri brother’ Efe
Lady beaten to stupor by cousin two days to wedding
FG recorded N3.21tn fiscal deficit in 2016 – CBN
Terra Theatre: BoI lauds Austen-Peters
A pupil’s gift to his deserving master
Literature leading, lyric lacking
Five times you should stop drinking water
Oyo records two meningitis cases
Six signs of a failing hard drive
Editorial: The President and a recalcitrant Senate
How to break the Nigerian jinx
Buhari should reap from ‘rift’ with lawmakers
Yukky Yari: Ignorance Incorporated
Looking forward to better global health
Court unfreezes Patience Jonathan’s $5.9m account


PDP Crisis Festers as Sheriff Storms Out of Jonathan’s Peace Parley
•Party sets up yet another reconciliation c’ttee
FG Appeals Justice Ademola’s Acquittal, Files Fresh Charges at CCT
North Korea Hacking Nigerian Banks, Financial Institutions of 17 Other Countries
Obasanjo’s Ex-wife Alleges Threat to Life over Son’s Wedding
Nigeria LNG Starts Talks with New Customers on Gas Contracts Expiring…
Apapa Marine Beach Bridge to be Closed for 29 Days
Yet-to-be Fulfilled Election Promises Stoking Tension in Nigeria, IMF Warns
15.2m Passengers Travelled through Nigerian Airports in 2016
Aviation Union Urges EFCC to Prosecute Airlines over N15bn Debts
Nigeria’s FX Inflow Rose to $33.02bn in Second Half of 2016
Airtel Raises Awareness for Cerebral Palsy
Buhari, APC Have Abandoned Taraba State, Minister Cries out
Senate C’ttee Lays PIB Report ahead of Consideration
One Killed, Five Injured in Fresh Xenophobic Attack on Nigerians in S’Africa
Police to Conduct Autopsy on Rear Admiral Ikoli
Court Vacates Order Freezing Patience Jonathan’s Account
No More Political Patronage in Contract Awards, Says NDDC
Court to Rule April 25 on Application to Vacate Order on Nnamdi Kanu’s Secret…
North-west Zone Governors Discuss Economic Integration to Tackle Challenges
CBN Offers $100m for Wholesale Forwards
Former NTA DG, Patrick Ityohegh Dies at 76
Kyari Expresses Support for e-Voting
50 Nigerians Deported from Eight EU Countries
Non-release of Amnesty Funds Threatening Gains Recorded in N’Delta, Senate Warns
FG Sets up Committee to Reconcile, Clear Pension Backlog
Court Nullifies Amended NBA Constitution
FG to Save N5bn Annually from Air Fare Discounts
Stop Victimising Audu’s Supporters, Faleke Warns FG, Bello
Gowon, Babangida, Atiku, Others to Grace Anya’s Birthday Dinner
Okorocha Takes Governance to Grassroots
FG Specifies Acceptable Levels of Sulphur in Petroleum Fuels
Lasg Terminates Badagry 48-Room Hotel Project Contract
EFCC Denies Handing over Alamiyeseigha’s Properties to Falana
INEC Lauds Senate’s Amendment to Electoral Act
CBN, NDIC Warn against Ponzi Schemes
Union Bank to Raise N50bn to Bolster Capital
Shoprite Launches Made-in-Nigeria Initiativ
FCMB Educates Students on Savings Culture
Airlines Begin Sale of Ticket for Abuja Flights
Cracks in Adamawa APC: Bindow Threatens to Join Opposition If… Politics
No Crack in PDP Senate Caucus, Says Abaribe
Rivers PDP Plans Mega Rally as 1,500 Defect from APC
Social Scientists as Transformers
Ahmed Musa Threatens Legal Action over ‘Wife Beating’ Reports
Lord’s Partners David Mark Birthday Golf Pro-Am Tourney
Zenith/Delta Principal’s Cup Organisers Confirm LG Winners
Peak Sports Backs Oyedeji’s Hoops and Read Team
Ecological Issues Around Onitsha Port
THE LAGOS SAFETY CORPS: The neighbourhood safety corps will serve a valuable purpose

The Nation

Ahead of 2017 ITTF African Junior Championship: Nigeria can’t dominate us at home, says Tunisia
Uber driver ‘steals’ passenger’s N235,000 phone
138 suspected drug dealers held
Court frees ‘Unilag 13’
10 million kids homeless after parents’ divorce, says Ambode
Court bars pastor from home
PDP crisis: Sheriff walks out on Jonathan, governors
Boy bathes girl with acid on her birthday
Monarchs, priests storm court for Nnamdi Kanu
Ex-Naval chief loses N1.8b to govt
Some northern states backward like Afghanistan, says El-Rufai
North Korea hackers attack banks in 18 countries
Court de-freezes Patience Jonathan’s account
Oyo Assembly confirms nominees
Obasanjo’s wife alleges threat to life
50 Nigerians deported
Senator seeks varsities at Yaba, Ilaro
Ajimobi inaugurates APC Elders Council
Obi urges Fed Govt to dialogue with agitators
Adeboye for special service at TBS
Court bars pastor from home
Ex-lawmaker is OSOPADEC chair
Aregbesola: varsities must lead initiative
Executive/Legislature rift normal, says Presidency
Buhari hails Osun’s policies
Judge lacks jurisdiction to summon me, says Falana
Eguavoen to be Named as New Head Coach for Sunshine Stars
NFF denies Ahmed Musa beat his wife
Ndidi: I’m 200% with Leicester City
Nigerian Physically challenged players join in celebrating World Table Tennis Day
Dalung briefs Buhari on developments in sports
AFA, Imo State to train young filmmakers
Tekno shines at Corporate Elite show
Kunle Afolayan’s new comedy film, ‘Omugwo’ premieres with pomp
Why we financed ‘Isoken-the movie’ – By BoI
EDITORIAL: Communal policing
•The Lagos Neighbourhood Safety Corps will make the state safer
Remarkable resilience
Senate versus Ali
Moody: Nigeria ‘ll ‘easily’ get $3.5b foreign loan
‘Budget 2017 ready after Easter’
CAP Plc inaugurates automated factory
PZ Cussons gets ISO certification
Corpers’ discount card attracts more users
Labour berates NHIS boss for interference
Online marketing boom for retailers


 You Can’t Intimidate NASS To Do Your Bidding, Saraki, Dogara Tell Executive
 Ford Ranger Returns To North America, Conquers Nigeria
 FG Plans National ICT Park, Exhibition Centre In Abuja
 Tiv In UK Berate FG Over Herdsmen, Farmers’ Crisis
  Gaidam Approves N417m Scholarship Okowa To Community Leaders, Youths: Look Beyond Oil, Support Investors
 Firearms: Court Affirms Dasuki’s Bail In Amended Charges
 Police Suicides
 ONE MONTH IN OFFICE: Akeredolu Linked To Undemocratic Moves
 Recession Has Helped Domestic Tourism —Mark Loxley
 Musa, London Police Row
 A Rare Success
 No Rift Between Presidency, National Assembly—Ita Enang
 OYO’S GOVT OF NEPOTISM: Ajimobi’s Brother, Akala’s Son, Ex-Olubadan’s Son Now LG Bosses
 House C’ttee Summons NEPZA Boss Over Alleged Non-remittance Of N25.1m
 Death Of Rear Admiral: Police To Conduct Forensic Analysis On Recovered Pistol
N10m Bribe: How Osinbajo Was Used Against Me – Bamiyi
NEITI Seeks Probe Of NNPC Over $16bn NLNG Payments
Nigeria Needs $139/pbl Oil Price For Balanced Budget – Fitch
Why Court Ordered Final Forfeiture Of N1.825bn Seized From Ex-Naval Chief, Ezeoba
Naira Watch: Naira Appreciates To N393/$
Justice Ademola’s Acquittal: Presidency Frowns As FG Appeals Judgment, Files Fresh Case At CCT
I Almost Committed Suicide- Julius Agwu
#BBNaija : Karen, Winner BBA 2011 Marks Birthday With Housemates
#BBNaija: 2Baba, Tiwa Savage, Runtown To Perform At Grand Finale
Ali Baba, K1 De Ultimate, Basketmouth, Others Join #NECLIVE5 Line Up
#BBNaija: Tboss Becomes HoH After National Anthem Flop
Gaidam Approves N417m Scholarship
AFCON 2019: Rohr Plots Against South Africa
Musa, London Police Row
CAF Postpones Rayon Sports V Rivers Utd Clash
Rangers Target Total Victory Over Zesco
Nigeria Triathlon Union Holds Clinic In Lagos


Over 25,000 Register As FG Begins Online Registration Of Unemployed
 Court Unfreezes Patience Jonathan’s $5.9m Account
 Senate Orders FG To Release N15bn Amnesty Funds
 Customs Impounds N26bn Contraband Goods In Owerri
APC To PDP: Your Defectors Are Our Rejected Members In Rivers
PDP Crisis Deepens As Sheriff Storms Out Of Jonathan’s Peace Meeting
 Disagreement Between Legislature, Executive Normal – Presidency
 Experts Hail FG’s 10% Funding For NHF Contributors
 Dangote Flour Records N12bn Profit
 Electoral Reforms: DPC Seeks Stiffer Conditions For Party Registration
FG To Encourage Local Producers of Marble, Granite
Customs Command Generates N649.1m In March
Financial Stability: Further Pressure On NPLs Will Put Smaller Banks At Risk – CBN
Musa Quizzed Over Alleged ‘Wife Beating’
FIFA Ranking: Nigeria Now 40th In The World
Nigeria Pitch Awards ceremony holds June 10
Pinnick Thanks All As More World Citizens Congratulate Him
Wizkid, Drake Drops ‘Come Closer’
BBNaija: Who Wins N25m Prize On Sunday?
Feud Over: Kunle Afolayan Reconciles Veteran Yoruba Actors
Taxation: Panacea To Solid Minerals Funding Challenges
Olam Farm: Expanding The Rice Revolution
Tanzania Struggles To End Child Labour From The Lure Of Gold
Ansar-Ud-Deen Will Continue To Complement Govt’s Effort In Education Sector – National Vice President
As Electronic Card Reader Divides Reps Along Party LineNBA’s Nomination Of Supreme Court Justices: A Decision Standing On One Leg
 Electoral Reforms: DPC Seeks Stiffer Conditions For Party Registration
NPA Making Nigerian Ports Competitive, Efficient Through Transparent Operations
Banks & Brand Development
 Looking Forward To Better Global Health


Third Mainland Bridge : Why ritualists, kidnappers, suicide victims find here attractive —Fishermen
Time to appoint Chief Imam for National Mosque
EDITORIAL: The attacks on African nationals in India
Lobbying, NGOs and the Nigerian society
Still on the future of Africa
On US’ withdrawal from UNFPA
Nigeria’s great social divide
World peace: HWPL organises religious youth peace camp in Cambodia
Experts advocate collaboration among stakeholders to grow Nigeria’s tourism sector
3 govs, 26 others to negotiate new national minimum wage
Why FG created efficiency unit
Lagos PDP insists on support for Makarfi
FG re-arraigns Dasuki over alleged money laundering, illegal possession of firearms
PDP’ll give APC a run for its money in 2019 ―Admin Secretary
Fayemi remains wanted person, Ekiti House insists
NDIC warns against keeping money at homes, shops
Pepsi axes controversial Kendall Jenner advert, offers apology

The Sun

Diarrhoea outbreak: Tears, as SSS1 Queen’s College student is buried  
Performance: No basis to compare Wike with Buhari –Akpabio
$5.9m: Patience Jonathan floors EFCC as court unfreezes account
Fire-Arms: Court affirms Dasuki’s bail in amended charges
50 Nigerians deported from Europe for immigration, drug crimes
N’Korea hacks Nigerian banks to fund nuclear programme
Senators to Buhari: You can’t force us to do your biddings  
• No rift between executive, legislature, says Enang
Speaker absconds with mace to prevent sack
•As Obiano intervenes
IPOB: Court fixes April 25 to rule on secret trial 
PDP crisis: Sheriff walks out on Jonathan, other leaders
• …Ex-president sets up 40-man peace committee
Gowon, IBB, Ekweremadu, others for Anya’s 80th birthday dinner
Oyo Assembly confirms Ajimobi’s nephew, Akala’s son, others as LG chairmen
Akeredolu reinstates sacked varsity lecturers
Ambode terminates 48-room hotel contract in Badagry, blacklists contractor
Why I left home at 10 to pursue music career –Ado
Pinnick, after the reggae…
INEC unveils 2017-2021 strategic plan
•Saraki tasks commission on credible polls Confusion in Katsina over shooting of alleged rice smugglers
NDLEA nabs 138 suspected drug traffickers, convicts 54 in Lagos
Anambra guber: APC ticket not for sale -Moghalu
Oshiomhole not manipulating Obaseki –Mayaki, CPS
FOREX: CBN offers $100m for wholesale auction
…As Moody’s says foreign lenders’ll raise $3.5bn for Nigeria
N3bn Sona Breweries ethanol plant ready soon
Binatone launches new Ital 1660 fan in Nigeria
Eagles soar in FIFA ranking
Buhari promises support for sports
Pinnick thanks all as more world citizens congratulate him
Alleged police brutality: AIG to sanction erring officers
NSCDC arrests 5 illegal miners, recovers 70 bags of gold ore
2017 budget to be passed after Easter – Reps
UTME: Varsity, poly heads to supervise exams
EDITORIAL: The rising incidence of tuberculosis
There’s hope for theatre in Nigeria – Ben Tomoloju
Tips for surviving current heat wave
Presidency, Senate and doctrine of separation of power
That distasteful attack on Pastor Adeboye
Bourgeoning cracks in APC
Resolving the conflict of faith and citizenship


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