​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​News Headlines Apr 12,  2017. Headlines from Nigeria’s major newspapers

​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​News Headlines Apr 12,  2017. Headlines from Nigeria’s major newspapers

Compiled by Demola Adefajo 

The Punch

Russian fighter jets arrive, military plans fresh bombing of Lagos creeks

UI students protest colleagues’ expulsion 

Customs officer allegedly rapes, videotapes online friend 

Passengers strangle taxi driver, flee with car 

Otodo-gbame demolition: Group demands compensation for residents

Disclose your security votes, budget details, labour tells govs 

FG begins counselling of Boko Haram victims

Task force to implement economic recovery plan – FG

Dangote truck driver kills three pedestrians in Arepo

Our officials took N3bn bribe to rig 2015 polls – INEC 

Suspect flees as whistle-blower exposes N4bn in secret accounts

Slain Lagos policemen ran out of ammunition – Witness 

Ondo wedding: Bride resurfaces in Osogbo, calls parents 

Honour to whom it is not (yet) due 

Amapakabo lashes Rangers board, ‘mocks’ sacking 

Shell admits knowing about payments to Malabu 

Fanta/Sprite: CPC wants review of soft drinks’ standards 

Power generation drops to 108MW over heavy rainfall, others 

Dangerous trend of killing security agents in Lagos 

Malabu: Some people are threatened by my international profile, says Jonathan 

20 suspected Benue killers moved to Abuja

Pipeline vandalism up by 233%, says NNPC 

Foods that burn the most fat 

Judges’ appointment: We didn’t violate NJC guidelines, says Lagos

Koro boys kill 59-year-old man over football 

El-Zakzaky: Police unleash dogs on protesting Shi’ite members 

EFCC, others appeal lost fraud cases – FG 

Niger youths massacre pigs for exhuming, eating dead boy 

Corruption cases: Don’t judge judiciary, CJN tells Nigerians 

You failed your people, Sanusi attacks Zamfara gov again 

Patience Jonathan’s $15m: Ozekhome challenges companies’ conviction

Extradition: Senate seeks due process in Kashamu’s case

Zenith Bank b’ball League: First Bank, Dolphins win

Reps summon two ministers, principal over death of Queen’s College students

Argentina fire coach

El-Rufai published security budget, not security vote – Reps

20 suspected Benue killers moved to Abuja

Jigawa teacher sets company bus ablaze over promo prize

Ondo Assembly: Another PDP lawmaker defects to APC

We’ll continue where Mimiko stopped – Gov Akeredolu

Senate rejects report on Southern Kaduna crisis

Nobody can recall me, says Uba

FRSC recalls sector commander, officers who cut female officials’ hair

Ondo athletes protest unpaid 11 months’ salaries

Argentina fire coach

Champions League: Bayern, Real renew rivalry

Pinnick urges Edo to emulate Delta

Funmi Iyanda under fire for TBoss comment


Task force to implement economic recovery plan – FG

Naira weakens to 410/dollar

#BBNaija: TTT betrayed our friendship, says Bisola

UNIOSUN names library after pioneer VC, Akinrinade

Foods that burn the most fat

Health hazards of having a ‘pot belly’

Minister orders Zamfara doctors to look for meningitis patients

Nasarawa NMA worried over quackery

Japan donates $3.5 m to address malnutrition in Borno, Yobe

Essilor urges early treatment of eye problems

Six things to know before building mobile apps

Six ways to save data when using mobile hotspot

Editorial: Dangerous trend of killing security agents in Lagos

Woman rapes taxi driver at knife point

Seven things women want from men during sex


Malabu Oil Asks Court to Stop FG from Signing FID on…

• Dutch police wiretapped phone of Shell’s CEO over acquisition of OPL 245 • Jonathan denies claim he received $200m from deal FG Promises to Sustain Anti-corruption War Despite Recent Setbacks

How Speculators, Currency Traffickers are Colluding to Force CBN’s Hand

African Migrants Sold in Libya ‘Slave Markets’, Says IOM

Udoma: FG to Release Implementation Roadmap for Economic Recovery Plan

Amnesty International: Nigeria Only Second to China in Number of Death Sentences

Osinbajo: Nigeria will End up Badly If We Fail to Sustain Anti-graft War

Abuja Airport Runway Repairs 96% Completed

Malami Asks N’Assembly to Consider Issuing Resolutions with Force of Law

Dogara Releases Six-month Pay Slips, Urges El-Rufai to Publish Actual Security Spending

EFCC Apologises to Dasuki’s Aide, Ashinze

Bill Seeking to Equate HNDs with Varsity Degrees Scales Second Reading

S’Kaduna Crises: Senate Rejects Own C’ttee Report for Faulty Recommendation

FG Prohibits Importation of Tomato through Land Borders

FAAN Sets up Panel to Investigate Fire Incident at Hqrts

Ekiti Assembly Imposes N1m Fine on Fayemi for Shunning Summons

Coca Cola: CPC Recommends Regulatory Review to Protect Consumers

Adamawa APC: Bindow, Chief of Staff are Free to Leave the Party

FG Finally Signs Indemnity Agreements for Two Large Scale Solar Power Firms

Meningitis Outbreak: Adewole Tasks Yari on Poor State of PHC, Vaccine Racketeers

Fowler: Nigeria is Improving Tax Revenue Generation

NDDC Pays over N30bn to Contractors

Ishawo Killings: Lagos Police Intensify Efforts to Arrest Perpetrators

Kalu’s Trial Continues Today as Witness Maintains Not Paying Money to Ex-gov

Court Grants Protection for Witnesses in Trial of Seven Boko Haram Suspects

Whistle Blowing: EFCC Uncovers Another N4bn

Senate Advises NDLEA, AGF against Forceful Extradition of Kashamu to US

Sokoto Intensifies Surveillance against Meningitis

Ogun APC Crisis: Local Council Chairmen Petition Oyegun

Mandela Washington Fellow Trains 60 VVF Survivors in Abakaliki

Fire Engulfs FAAN Headquarters

Herbert Wigwe Named ‘Most Reputable Nigerian Bank CEO’

Diamond Bank CEO Urges European Investors to Focus on Africa

FirstBank Provides Secure Money Transfer Services

Fidelity Bank to Pay N3.9bn Dividend as Profit Slides to N9.7bn

NCC Identifies Consumer Education as Effective Mechanism for Consumer Protection

Mark: PDP will Emerge Stronger from Protracted Crises

Frank Faults Cancellation of APC Convention

Edo Police Goes Wild

Tarkwa Bay: Forgotten by Lagos Government?

Dybala’s Brace Gives Juventus Vital 3-0 Win over Barca

Taekwondo Grandmaster Storms Nigeria

Neymar Barred from Clasico

Back to Planning for Public Goods?


The Nation

Numa launches artificial healthcare platform online

Again, whistle blower leads EFCC to N4bn

ambuwal, El-Rufa’i renew commitment to tackle Meningitis

Economic Recovery Plan: FG to provide 15m jobs, 10 gigawatt of electricity

Amnesty office screens 236 ex-agitators from Abia

Two men jailed for 14 months for attempting to steal car

Dogara releases pay slips, earns N346,577 monthly

EFCC cautions group over Twitter allegation

We killed Uber driver to steal his vehicle — Suspect

Expert raises alarm on increase of depression among students

BBNaija: Efe’s victory based on poverty logistics – Abati

Reps to El Rufai: Face your state’s security problems

Federal Poly stops defaulting students from receiving lectures

Court to shield prosecution witnesses in trial of ex-Boko Haram leaders

Meningitis: $1bn needed to vaccinate 21m persons – Minister 

Reps attack El-Rufai as Dogara unveils his pay

Govt to appeal lost graft cases

Fire guts FAAN’s hqtrs in Lagos

Expert raises alarm on increase of depression among students

Federal Poly stops defaulting students from receiving lectures

VC urges completion of TETFund projects at stipulated time

Gambo returns for Niger Tornadoes clash

CL: Barca needs fresh miracle to reach semis

Dortmund residents offer spare beds to Monaco fans

Sheriff is PDP chairman, says Akaagerger

Furore over Oyo council caretaker committees

Adebayo, the General with hearty laugh

DJ Garber is Smirnoff’s first female DJ

NACA , NiBUCAA partner

Medical experts canvass healthcare revolution

Abuse: Prevention and treatment (1)

Entrepreneur calls for upgrading of infrastructure, interface of TICs

Guard jailed six years for N1.8m theft

Man jailed one year for N10,000 theft

Board to campaign against drug abuse in schools

Kebbi closes school over teachers’ truancy

AOCOED Staff School crisis: Report vindicates head teacher

Malabu urges court to stop govt, others from signing $13.5b project

Technology curbing fraud, says CIIN

Reps advise Buhari to constitute NCP board now

Making millionaires of savers


Bill Prescribing 20-Year Compulsory Imprisonment For Election Violence Scales First Reading In Senate

Impeachment Saga: Anambra Speaker Refuses To Reconvene House

MASSOB/BIM To IGP: Order Ebonyi State Command To Return Our Properties

LG Caretaker C’ttee: Appeal Court To Hear Case Against Obiano May 25

Ekiti Assembly Fines Fayemi N1m For Shunning Summons

Privatise National Assets Through Stock Market — Expert Charges FG

There’s No Vacancy In Anambra Govt House — Obiano

CBN Builds Entrepreneural Centre At MOUAU To Encourage Students To Learn Trade And Develop Skill

IAAF Frees Seven More Russian Athletes

Onazi Urges Musa To Join Him In Turkey

Rice Production: Delta Commercial Farmer Calls For More Govt Support

CBN Directs Banks To Remit 5% Of PAT Into Agro/SME Investment Scheme

Privatise national assets through stock market — Expert charges FG

Give us monthly break down of what you take as security vote, Reps tell El-Rufai

Nigeria needs $1bn to fight meningitis – Minister

Diezani bribe: INEC drags 6 Commissioners to presidency

$1.3bn Malabu scandal: Shell admits paying Etete for oil bloc

War against corruption is going to be long, tough, arduous, but …- Lai Mohammed

We’ll beat Atletico — Drinkwater

We’re ready for Real test – Muller

Rohr confirms Aina for Bafana Bafana clash

There’s no vacancy in Anambra govt house — Obiano

INEC: The road to 2019 and beyond

Relocation: Gov Emmanuel warns against disruption of ExxonMobil’s activities

Speaker Dogara releases 6 months payslip

I don’t want to break up this marriage

AY’s comedy concert, AY Live returns on Easter Sunday

British DJ hosts world’s highest party on Everest

BBNAIJA: Okowa, UPU, Onuesoke congratulate Efe

Video: I feel betrayed, says Bisola runner up #BBNaija

Runtown spends N150m to acquire brand new 2017 Lamborghini Gallardo


 Max Int’l Donates N50, 000 For Basketballer’s Career-saving Surgery 

 Safety: Pillars To Play Behind Closed Doors, Until Further Notice 

 FIBA, IOC Ban Looming Over NBBF’s Elections

UCL: Juve Thrash Barca 3-0, Dortmund vs. Monaco Postponed 

 Trump’s Presidency In Focus: Day 82 

 Egypt-Nigeria: Defining Golden Diplomatic Relations 

EFCC Is After Me For Standing With Senate On Magu’s Matter 

Deconstructing PMB’s Economic Recovery And Growth Plan 

 I Will Transform Edo Into Dubai – Obaseki 

Fashola Tasks NERC, Operators On Reliable Power Supply

External Reserves Rise By $95.9m In 7 Days

Bello Pledges Cost-effective Service At Seaports

I’d Love It If Ronaldo Was Benched, Benzema In Stands, Bale At Home – Ancelotti

Egypt-Nigeria: Defining Golden Diplomatic Relations

How FG’s Planned Okada Ban ‘ll Threaten Operators Livelihood

3 Years In Captivity: Onayeikan Leads March For Chibokgirls

NASS Vs El-Rufai: Dogara Responds To El-Rufai, Releases 6-month Payslip

 Re: Senator Suleiman Nazif, Sympathise With Us 

 FAAN MD To Appear Before Police Team Investigating Inferno 

FAO Seeks Release Of $62m For Nigeria’s Wet Season Farming 

EDITORIAL: Dogara’s 10 Sins Of Governor Abubakar, Infantile, Laughable (2)

The Sun

2015: INEC exposes N3bn bribe

Igbo actors call for Kanu’s immediate release

CBN sells $100m to SMEs

Kalu, others’ trial continues today

Dogara tackles el-Rufai, asks governor to face insecurity in Kaduna

EFCC uncovers another N4bn in Niger

Chibok girls: Onaiyekan, chief imam join BBOG march

• How heads of security agencies stopped Jonathan –Okupe  …

Alleged N9.7b fraud: Court orders DSS to produce ex-Benue gov, Suswam

Malabu: Reps consider inviting Jonathan, recommend Diezani, Adoke for prosecution

3 shots fired in late admiral’s room – Police

No gang up against corruption cases –CJN

Abia exports over 1m shoes weekly –Ikpeazu

Don’t panic on FG aircraft deal, IPOB tells Biafrans

Igbo actors call for Kanu’s immediate release

In Oyo, battle for 2019 tears APC apart

2018 governorship: Which way Ekiti?

$17bn undeclared crude: 47m barrels of oil unaccounted for –Reps

Govt urged to fund N75trn ERGP with cheap options

UEFA Champions League: Barca battered again

•As Dortmund suffers terror attack

Madrid war: No shaking with Ndidi –Shakespeare

LMC hammer falls on Enyimba, Pillars, as Okpala takes over Rangers

Fire razes FAAN administrative building

… FG sets up probe panel 

Building collapse: Builders issue communique to stem menace 

…Advise on construction programming using primavera 6 

Abuja Airport reaches 96% completion –Minister

EDITORIAL: States’ rising debt profile

Violence: Project rescue 500,000 FCT children begins 

Peace at last

• Anambra community sheathe the sword after 12 years of skirmishes 

Orji Uzor Kalu: Eulogy to great motivator

30 million jobs threatened with proposed okada ban

•Operators warn that move will worsen hardship among Nigerians 

When the chicken finally comes home to roost (3)

Between Presidency and the Senate

As anti-graft war runs into a hitch

Why people suffer today (12)

God bless Pastor Lazarus Muoka (7)

Owerri with Iheanacho, a Man City match and Rev. Fr. Godfrey Nzeamaujo of the Songhai agric revolution


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