​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​News Headlines Apr 19,  2017. Headlines from Nigeria’s major newspapers

​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​News Headlines Apr 19,  2017. Headlines from Nigeria’s major newspapers

Compiled by Demola Adefajo 

The Punch

Hunt for Chibok girls will take years – Minister

Indonesia bans Essien, Cole

Meningitis vaccines goes missing in Zamfara clinic

Dangote sells noodles firm to Indomie maker, Dufil 

Presidency rules out fresh communication to Senate on Magu

Fake prophet steals corps member’s dollars, flees 

US embassy holds talks with mega party promoters 

Ritual killers murder monarch’s daughter

Hunt for Chibok girls will take years – Minister 

Passengers escape death as Lagos bound aircraft burst into smoke mid-air (

Igbo groups elect Nnamdi Kanu as new leader 

Seized N13bn cash: EFCC searches ex-gov Obi, Mu’azu, others’ Ikoyi flats

Diezani bribe: Fate of indicted RECs lies with EFCC, says Presidency 

B’Haram terrorists kill five soldiers in Borno 

A’Ibom to produce 400m syringes yearly – Emmanuel 

Nigerian held for robbing four New York banks 

NMA presents five-year plan for health sector crises

Son killed during father’s funeral 

Tambuwal warns monarchs against illegal mining

Treasury looters have mental problems, say psychiatrists

Why I won’t react to Melaye’s allegation – Kogi gov

Abducted Ondo monarch regains freedom 

30 star athletes set to dump Kogi 

UNDP ranks Nigeria 152nd in human development index

CBN disburses $280m to SMEs, BDCs, others 

FG raises panel on new Lagos-Ibadan rail construction 

Adeosun seeks global support on illicit financial flows

Al-Makura allocates 7 grazing reserves 

Customs distribute seized rice to IDPs

Wanted Assemblies of God bishop on the run, says military 

Lagos land grabbers demolish buildings of Septuagenarian 

Aregbesola drops Ige, Akande’s children, nominates ex-senator as commissioner

Dangote sells noodles firm to Indomie maker, Dufil

Three AAU lecturers nabbed for alleged cultism

Buhari excited as Abuja airport reopens ahead of schedule

US embassy holds talks with mega party promoters

Eradicating woman trafficking

Seven signs your smartphone has a virus

Ritual killers murder monarch’s daughter

Lagos militants’ killing: Police gun down kingpin at girlfriend’s house

Gunmen kill two Imo youth leaders

Hoodlums kill policeman in beer parlour, steal rifle

Bayelsa journalists protest broadcaster’s murder

Youths burn three robbers in Benue

AP accuses APC, INEC of plot to rig election

Ondo APC woos investors

Minority Leader, Whip unnecessary in Lagos Assembly – Lawmaker

You’re part of Lagos success story, Ambode tells retired HOS, Perm Secs

APC may lose Kaduna in 2019 – Sen. Sani Shehu

It’s no pride being only female senator from North – Garba

Boko Haram leader’s alleged ex-wife nabbed in Maiduguri

JAMB to sponsor football tourneys

Great Barca European comebacks

INEC embraces Okpekpe race

Ooni for Captain’s Cup

Infidelity: Man beats wife for refusing to swear by Juju

French ‘human hen’ artist hatches first chick

Nigerian Twitter divided over Kemen

Man dazzled after car was converted to shop in 15 minutes

UNDP ranks Nigeria 152nd in human development index

CBN disburses $280m to SMEs, BDCs, others

FG raises panel on new Lagos-Ibadan rail construction

Adeosun seeks global support on illicit financial flows

Opioids painkiller found in Prince’s home

Mikel Obi plays the doting dad with his twins

Prince William, Lady Gaga team up against mental health ‘taboo’

Alteration in sperm DNA could lead to infertility

‘Nigeria needs a health care revolution’

Doctors laud MDCN for assessment exam success

Felix King Foundation gives grants to widows

How often should you really be pooping?

Editorial: Bail from prison: Ngilari should serve out his jail term

Making hay with oil

Reflections on Imf 2017 Article Iv consultation with Nigeria

If Buhari’s ERGP will not be a paper tiger

Forex: Nigerian banks in the dock

What you admire in a woman’s body reveals your personality!

Man breaks penis during vigorous sex

B’Haram terrorists kill five soldiers in Borno

Nigerian held for robbing four New York banks


Famine: World Must Aid Nigeria to Avoid ‘Mass Exodus’

Hunter Becomes the Hunted, House Investigates Arms Probe Panel

Ex-wife of Factional Boko Haram Leader Caught Loitering in Maiduguri

NOI Polls: Buhari’s Performance Rating Rises by Five Points

Oil Prices Fall to 11-day Low on US Shale Output Surge

LASG: We are Not Afraid of Taking Tough Decision on Rev King, Others

Adeosun Calls for Global Support to Tackle Illicit Financial Flows

After Six Weeks of Closure, Abuja Airport Reopens

Dangote Flour Divests from Noodles, Cedes Assets to Dufil

Armed Gang Kills ‘Straying’ Cop in Bayelsa, Seizes Rifle

IPOB Appoints New Leaders for Biafra Zones

Finding Chibok Girls May Take Years, Defence Minister Warns

Anambra 2017: Nwobodo Heads APC Governorship Committee

Bakassi People Angry with Osinbajo, FG

UN Commends Launch of Nigeria’s Economic Recovery Plan

Nigerian Arrested for Multiple Bank Robberies in US

APC: Buhari Won’t Be Distracted by Fayose’s Rantings

Abducted Ondo Monarch Released

IG: Why Military Took over Battle against Insurgency from Policy

LASG Introduces Compulsory Insurance of Buildings under Construction

Obaseki Commiserates with Anenih over Wife’s Passing

IMN Protests, Demands Release of El-Zakzaky

Southern Kaduna Killings: Catholic Church Accuses El-Rufai of Alleged Bias

Defamation: Danbaba, APC Chieftain to Settle Case Out-of-Court

Only Federal High Court in Bayelsa Still Shut Despite Public Outcry

Police Arrest, Kill Mastermind of Ikorodu Killings

Police Avert Bloody Clash between APC Factions in Abia

Companies Linked to Patience Jonathan Appeal against Conviction

Dollar Theft Lands Prophet, Two Others in Police Custody

Stop Using Cooperative Societies to Defraud Members, Niger Govt Warns

Three Robbery Suspects Burnt to Death in Benue

In Pursuit of FX Speculators

Copycat Syndrome – Good or Bad?

Report Demands New Rules for Human Capital Managers

‘Institutional Support Needed to Drive the Entertainment Industry’

Group Hails Passage of Consumer Protection Bill

Forte Oil Grows Profit by 98% to N1.9bn in First Quarter

Survey Shows Positive Economic Prospects for Nigeria, Others

Stocks Investors Beat Inflation amidst Bearish Trend

Agbaje, the Incurable Optimist

When Pensioners Threaten Politicians

Facelift for Akure

Yemi Ogunbiyi:Mr. Activity at 70


The Nation

Magu hits Lagos as agents comb Obi’s, others’ homes


 El-Rufai/Sani row deepens

 Bailout probe: Senate to visit states Patience Jonathan’s $15.5m: Firms seek to overturn conviction

 Chibok schoolgirls rescue may take years, says defence minister

 Nigeria out of recession, says World Economics

‘Ngwuta failed to declare 28 plots, five cars’

Lagos: we’ll soon take action on 202 condemned prisoners

Adeosun seeks global backing against illicit financial flows


Ifeanyi Ubah’s Yaw Preko targets new signings

Obiokor pleased with Gombe United’s progress

Why I defected from Lagos PDP to APC , by lawmaker

How I set up first administration in Lagos, by Johnson

Adefarati: 10 years after

GCGT audition holds in Abuja

Fans chide AY over BBN joke

Festival to highlight Femi Odugbemi’s work

Some natural cures for cerebrospinal meningitis

Let’s talk about sex

Abducted Ondo monarch regains freedom – 

Ishawo killings: suspect dies in hospital

‘Prophet’ held for dollar ‘theft’

Suspected serial cable thieves know fate Friday

Bus conductor dies in crash

Five ways to deal with toxic people

Emir Sanusi tasks northern leaders on girl-child education

Kebbi to declare state of emergency in education – Gov Bagudu

FG anti corruption fight, good omen for Nigeria – Shekarau

Ambode urges workers to simplify bureaucracy

IMF advises CBN to adopt flexible exchange rate

From organic waste to fuel

Nigeria out of recession, says World Economics


Nigerian Economy Out Of Recession, Growing Strongly—World Economics

Reps Investigate Arms Probe Panel

Cartoon: Mr & Mrs

Money, Money, Money Everywhere!

Firms Convicted For Laundering $15.5m Allegedly Belonging To Patience Jonathan Appeal Verdict

Kachikwu Urges Support For Emerhor

Iheanacho Attracts Hoffenheim’s Attention

Teachers Without Professional Certificates To Go By Dec — FG

‘Women’s Participation In Digital Economy, Still Low’

S’East, S’South Have Been Senselessly Balkanized — Annkio Briggs

Maintain Crime Reduction Tempo, DIG Urges State Commands

Oshiomhole Described PDP’s Petition, Not Judgment, As Mama Akara —Edo APC

False census figures spur Biafra agitation —Eastern Consultative Assembly

FG re-opens Abuja Airport 24 hours ahead of deadline

Lagos considering Rev king, others’ death sentence — AG

Nigeria too beautiful to disintegrate – Lai Mohammed

Catholic Church blames El-Rufai for southern Kaduna killings

It may take years to free all kidnapped Chibok girls — Defence Minister

$43m Osborne funds: Saraki asks EFCC to disclose owners

We’re chasing those who stole our money, Adeosun tells World Bank

I defied pressure to disqualify Buhari in 2015 – Ex-AGF, Adoke

CBN injects $280m for SMEs, BDCs, invisibles as Naira rises to N397/$

Air Force to celebrate 53 yrs with induction of 2 new fighter jets, free medical service

Ohanaeze urges FG to support research findings on HIV/AIDS

Ranieri rejects Algeria

Everton want £100m for Lukaku

Lagos hosts 1st Ex Squash Pros national junior tournament

ACF meets Osinbajo, pleads for funds to conduct security summit

Assassination attempt : Dino Melaye accuses Gov Bello of complacency

Edo: On the anvil of a new governance philosophy

She’s no longer the woman I married

I thought he would ask me to move in

Can you really tell if a man is serious?

Are you encouraging promiscuity?

BBNaija winner’s performance at AY Live tears fans apart

‘I’m not competing with anybody — Ajayi Osahon, Video Director

Najee, Joss Stone storming Nigeria for Runway Jazz concert 2017

Timaya sets Enugu on fire with legendary performance at Real Deal Experience

Joke Silva, Oga Bello, others dazzle in Femi Odugbemi’s new telenovela ‘battleground’

The Guardian

Attacks put N3.06 trillion e-commerce under threat

NERC to set recapitalisation guideline for power sector investors

Buhari’s performance rating rises to 55%

Man arrested for California shooting spree spoke of race ‘battle’

UNN to celebrate Achebe four years after death

Airlines resume flights as Abuja airport reopens

CBN releases $280m forex to SMEs, BDCs, others

Buhari’s comments on Turkey’s referendum stir controversy

Cross River monarchs urge FG to implement report on displaced Bakassi people

Time for video refs, says beaten Ancelotti

Athletes, officials fault Edo government on Okpekpe Road Race

NFF slams Rangers over CAF Confederation Cup failure

No need to panic over Ikeme’s injury, says Dosu

Don’t let Delta football sink under your tenure, Oneya tells Okocha

Remo Stars invade Calabar, vow to beat Enyimba

New global shipping treaty to unlock $30b investment

FG empowers women group to boost small business operations

NERC to set recapitalisation guideline for power sector investors

Firm debunks concerns on safety of Lucozade drinks

Giving back is a national duty

Displacement and a people’s future

Editorial: Nigeria and internet fraud

How to execute a growth plan

Lord Lugard and his dirty shoes

Legislature should elect the president, governors

Of Yari, God and meningitis outbreak

Furore over actor Okonkwo’s letter to Ugwuanyi

Pressure for LGA autonomy compels governors to conduct council poll

Mighty, Ikorodu cops’ killer, gunned down

Hoodlums attack churches in Delta, cart away offerings, musical equipment

The Sun

Death row: Lagos to decide Rev King, others’ fate soon

Kalu visits Assemblies of God Church, sells APC to leadership, members

…Dismisses claims that the party is Islamic Nigerian Air Force to unveil new aircraft on 53rd anniversary

Trump won’t say if US sabotaged N.Korea failed nuclear test

Lagos govt. to execute Rev King, others

IPOB appoints new leaders

NMA sues FG, Buhari for non-implementations of Health Act

Ethiopian Air liner lands in reopened Abuja Airport at 12.06hrs

2019: APC may lose Kaduna if… – Shehu Sani

Oyo-Ita briefs Buhari on civil service, housing programme

Buhari commends Inter-agency on Abuja airport re-opening

Govt must redress faulty wealth distribution –Archbishop Emmanuel

Breaking: Redknapp replaces Zola as Birmingham City manager

Zola quits as Birmingham City

CAF confederation Cup: Amiesimaka warns Rivers United

Ikoyigate: Reveal owner and save Nigeria embarrassment, Saraki tells EFCC

•EFCC searches Osborne Tower’s flats 

Justice Ngwuta failed to declare 28 plots of land -FG

Chibok parents: We regret voting for Buhari

Chibok girls may not return soon –Defence minister

• Insurgents working with human rights groups, IGP alleges 

Buhari mourns Farida Waziri‎’s husband

Money, money everywhere, but not a dime to spend


PMB Congratulates Turkey On Successful Referendum 

 NMA Demands Strategic Plan For Improved Healthcare Delivery 

 Housing, Service Strategic Plan Top Priorities Of FG – Oyo-Ita 

 NGE Inaugurates Electoral Committee For Biennial Convention 

 It’s Time For A New Religion In Nigeria  BBOG Flays Defence Minister’s Statement Over Chibok Girl’s Rescue 

 Replicate Abuja Airport Runway Success In Other Projects 

 I Won’t Vote PDP Presidential Candidate In 2019 – Gov Umahi 

 Saudi Military Helicopter Crashes In Yemen, Kills 

 FG Keeps To Promise, Reopens Abuja Airport

CBN Sells $280m To Boost FX Liquidity

Zenith, Fidelity, 8 Other Banks Earn N1.27trn Interest On Loans In 2016

Lagos: Banks ATM Dry Up In Liquidity Crunch

Juve Europe’s Best, Not Even Barca Can Stop Them – Vialli

 World Economics Declares Nigeria Out Of Recession 

 Ongoing Plight Of The Chibok Girls 

Ekiti Housing Estate Residents Decry Destruction Of Farmlands 

EDITORIAL: It’s Time For A New Religion In Nigeria


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