​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​News Headlines Apr 21,  2017. Headlines from Nigeria’s major newspapers

​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​News Headlines Apr 21,  2017. Headlines from Nigeria’s major newspapers

Compiled by Demola Adefajo 


Ali redeploys 48 Customs comptrollers, reconstitutes compliance team

Piracy on Nigerian waters drops by 60% – FG 

Fayemi briefs Buhari on $150m W’Bank mining loan

NNPC diversifies into health sector

Stock market closes lower as 7UP, 14 others lose 

Naira closes at 380/dollar as forex supply rises 

Ambode advises Providus Bank, others on economic growth 

CBN supports Oyo with infrastructure

Anti-corruption: The suspension of Buhari’s top aides

Housing fund contributions rise to N43bn from N13bn 

Two Air Peace planes collide at Lagos airport 

Foreign donors dump expired products on religious bodies, NGOs –NAFDAC 

Will you send your kid to any public school?

Aliyu: The car designer should design for us 

Buhari’s open endorsement of Erdogan’s despotism

Mother of two needs N8m for heart surgery

Prevention of typhoid fever

Boko Haram IED kills three soldiers in Borno 

SGF, NIA DG suspension: Makarfi’s PDP demands independent inquiry 

Police detain Leadership reporter over 48 hours 

Buhari makes new NEXIM Bank, REA appointments 

Police raid Danjuma Goje’s Abuja home 

NDDC issues fresh 14-day ultimatum to erring contractors

S’West govs to meet in Ogun over insecurity 

US embassy stops three Sand Eagles players

World leaders pledge $812m to end neglected tropical diseases 

Infection: Group to train school nurses, food handlers

Ayade urges WHO to change intervention tactics in Africa

Weekend matches: English Premier League table

Argentina woman gives birth in coma… meets son four months later

You can’t execute Rev. King, others, Falana tells Ambode

Abuja civil servant gives birth to quintuplets, family asks for support

Magu: Senators fault Presidency, lawmakers may approach S’Court

Reps blame corporation for N2.2bn moribund Osun water project

How to identify fake banking emails

APC postpones caucus, NEC meetings indefinitely

30 football fans feared dead in Calabar viewing centre tragedy

Buhari’s absence at state functions worrisome – Fayose

Suspended NIA DG, Oke, admits Jonathan ordered release of $289m

Abductors demand sale of poly for founder’s freedom

Policemen, hoodlums batter engineer for not disclosing boss’ whereabouts

One dies, 20 houses destroyed as cultists, youths clash

Gunmen kill NSCDC official in Ekiti, steal pistol

Rainstorm wreaks havoc in Kwara

Katsina police arrest man for trafficking 22 people

Man allegedly brutalises daughter for watching TV in neighbour’s room

Woman wearing pajamas robs six banks in 90 minutes

PDP wants independent body to investigate Babachir Lawal

Buhari not committed to anti-graft war, Lamido says

APC Yobe warns members

Lawal, Oke’s suspension demonstrates Buhari’s zero-tolerance for corruption – IPAC

Federal workers earn more than NASS members – Lawmaker

Aje Kun Iya: Melaye mocks Babachir in new victory tweet

N30bn taxes: Osun threatens to shut banks, telecoms firms

Fayose visits prisons, asks FG to upgrade facilities

Nigeria is better as one, Osinbajo tells secessionists

No medical screening, no marriage, Kaduna Assembly passes new law

Pregnant Serena to miss Grand Slams

NWFL, Ondo agency at war over Akeredolu N2.5m

30 football fans feared dead in Calabar viewing centre tragedy

Swedish move thrills Osinachi Ohale

Controversy trails #BBNaija Marvis’ royalty claim

Unemployed man cries for help after wife gives birth to five babies at once

#BBNaija: Gifty releases nude photo

NNPC diversifies into health sector

Stock market closes lower as 7UP, 14 others lose

Naira closes at 380/dollar as forex supply rises

Destalker plans ‘Comedy Crusade’ for MUSON

Ailing Tekno off to US for treatment

Waje goes blonde, thanks fans for IG milestone

MTV Video Music Awards return to LA

Lagos sanctions 42 health workers over negligence

Nigerians don’t have adequate knowledge about their hair –Dermatologist

Epilepsy drug causes 4,100 severe birth defects

Six things to consider when buying laptops

Seven phone battery myths busted

Facebook plans to read minds

Editorial: Buhari’s open endorsement of Erdogan’s despotism


Citing Double Standards, PDP Says SGF, NIA DG Should Have Been…

Demands independent probe panel as Magu meets Osinbajo 

Naira Extends Gains as Dollar Glut Hits Market

FG Arraigns Justice Ngwuta for False Asset Declaration

Fayose Questions Buhari’s Absence at State Functions

MNJTF: A Divided Boko Haram, Boost to Our Counter-Insurgency Operations

Kano Magistrate Remands Woman for Insulting Her Mother

Scientists Discover Planet Likely to Have Alien Life

Three Killed in Benue after Attack by Suspected Herdsmen

El-Rufai, Kalu Mourn Chachangi

NHRC Probes Hate Speech, Electoral Violence During 2015 Polls

Police Write Buhari, Request 155,000 New Recruits

SGF Suspension: CSOs Say Buhari Anti-corruption War Rejuvenated, Hail President

Air Peace Passengers Delayed after Airline’s Aircraft is Grounded

KPMG to Audit Finances, Donor Funds of NPHCDA, Health Agencies

NCS Disbands Comptroller-General’s Compliance Team, Redeploys 48

Rainfall: Lagos Allays Fears, Cautions Residents Against Dumping Refuse in Drainages

Owan-Eno, Four Others to Dump PDP for APC

FG Inaugurates C’ttee on Continental Free Trade Area Negotiations

Suspected Cultists Attack Bayelsa Community over Killing of Colleague

W’Bank Pledges Strong Support for Nigeria’s Fight against Famine

Police Arrest Leadership Correspondent in Kaduna

GKS President Decries Economic Hardship

Return to Site or Face Sanctions, NDDC Orders Contractors

Buhari Seeks Africa’s Support in Nigeria’s Quest for Category C Seat in IMO Council

EFCC Denies Raiding Goje’s Abuja Residence

Suspected Gunmen Kill NSCDC Official in Ekiti

Police Arrest Wanted Boko Haram Member in Bauch

Person Impersonating IG Brother Nabbed in Minna

Navy Intercepts Pipeline Vandals, Hands over Seized Boats, 1,566 Kegs to NSCDC

Nma Decries Incessant Kidnapping of Doctors in Aba

Ondo Monarchs Rain Curses on Oba’s Abductors

Gunmen Kill NSCDC Officer in Ekiti

Taraba PDP is Neutral, Says Chairman

Naira Extends Gains as Dollar Glut Hits Market

CBN revises documentation requirements to boost trade 

Internet Penetration in Nigeria Rises to 53%

Microfinance Tool for Poverty Alleviation, Says Rwanda Envoy

Union Bank Unveils Anniversary Promo

Presco Shareholders to Receive 150k Dividend as Profit Soars

Ibru Family Pushing Hard to Buy Back Aero Contractors

Enugu, Kogi States to kick-start NSC’s Truck Transit Parks

APC Postpones National Caucus, NEC Meetings

Ekiti PDP Threatens Mass Defection If Sheriff is Affirmed Chairman

INEC Boss: Nigerian Politicians are Desperate People

A Poet’s Resurrection

Oshoala Lights Up Hotsports with a Visit

Oyo, Lagos in Bright Start at Bademosi Cricket Tourney

Rashford Shoots Man Utd into Semis

Barca Look to bounce back in Clasico

Let’s Put Nigeria on the World’s Map!


The Nation

Supersand Eagles off to Bahamas for FIFA Beach Soccer World Cup

Nigeria to attend first international para-badminton in Uganda

Okiki was too brilliant for us -Hoopers Coach

Manchester United books Europa League semi-final

Glamour, excitement as African Drums Festival begins in Ogun

Police arrest fleeing Boko Haram militant in Bauchi

Europa League: Rashford fires United into semi-finals

LASPOTECH lecturers begin indefinite strike Friday

Buhari to Nigerians: Keep faith with `Change’ mantra

EFCC denies raiding Senator’s home

Buhari appoints new management for NEXIM Bank

Buhari makes new appointments for FAAN, NCAA, NAMA, Rural Electrification Agency

INJURY: Neuer to miss the rest of the season

World oil demand to rise in 2017 – OPEC

NAFDAC bursts counterfeit Moet, Chandon wine, St. Remy Brandy, others

$43.4m: Osinbajo Panel compiles list of invitees

VP meets with Magu, DG DSS, NSA, others

Olubadan deplores ‘plans to cause mayhem’ in Ibadan

LASPOTECH lecturers begin indefinite strike Friday

UNESCO urges policy makers to set up agencies to cater for higher education

Fate so cruel

Nigeria to attend first international para-badminton in Uganda

Remembering Jafojo

Ekiti governorship aspirant decries youth unemployment

MTV Base screens Lip Sync Battle

Femi Odugbemi shoots star-studded series, ‘Battleground’

Nigeria to host African tourism ministers next year

LASUTH Asst Director of Nursing launches two books

Lagos prepares health workers for NHI

Create environment for health firms’ success, govt told

One dead as youths clash over chieftaincy stool 

Hoodlums ‘chop off’ contractor’s fingers

Bayelsa community protests ‘neglect’

Anambra provides 150 tractors for farmers

UNESCO urges policy makers to set up agencies to cater for higher education

Mastercard, GTP boost e-payment with solutions

How to make economic recovery plan work, by experts

Lagos’ fifth top destination of Fortune 500 companies

The Guardian

Condemnation trail Arik’s N387b debt estimate

Northern leaders, Ohanaeze, Afenifere want looters named

‘Nigeria, 14 others generate 80% of Africa’s GDP’

Adeosun advises Nigerians on non-oil revenues to drive development

Further clashes in Venezuela after deadly unrest

Zuma, Mandela rape painting stirs outrage in South Africa

NAPTIP rescues 69 victims of human trafficking in Kano

World leaders endorse Buhari’s programmes, says Lai Mohammed

Pence announces $10 bn in deals on Indonesia trip

Real Madrid do battle with Atletico once more in Champions League

Sri Lanka bans anti-garbage protests after dump disaster

Ugo Ehiogu dies after suffering heart attack

30 football fans die at Calabar viewing centre

Okpekpe road race organisers explain why Edo athletes were not paid prize money

Osinbajo, others for Captain’s tourney in Abuja

Jennifer Chizua: Inconsistency, poor policy implementation bane of businesses

‘Power generation firms are operating at a loss’

Ambode tasks civil servants on transparency, simplified processes

How Africa overtook Nigeria on the race tracks

Editorial: Again, on Buhari’s health and expenses

Lessons from the reopened Abuja airport

The ‘Yorùbá’ nation and Omolúwàbí renaming proposal

Anambra and the path to sustainable development

Yes, some states in the north are failing

Anambra guber race, Sheriff’s peace sojourn and PDP’s divided house

Early resolution of crisis will save the PDP, says Olafeso

Flood hits Lagos after downpour

Lagos community sends SOS to IGP, Ambode over suspected land-grabbers


Umahi Orders Arrest Of Contractor Over Shoddy Road Project In Ebonyi

Osinbajo Unveils New NIMASA Logo

Fresh Crisis Looms Between Presidency, Senate

Godfatherism, Rotational Representation, Causes Of High Turn-Over Of Lawmakers’

Quran, Hadith Have Antidotes To Corruption— Kosoko

Ondo Traditional Rulers Curse Kidnappers

In Adamawa: Mixed Reactions Trail SGF’s Suspesion

Rivers Community Begs FG For Licence To Operate Refinery

Edo Monarch To Ize-Iyamu: Accept Oba’s Counsel On Tribunal Verdict

Local Players Lazy, Lack Winning Mentality– Olajire

Buhari’s Anti-Corruption War Is Noise—Sule Lamido

Paschal Dike, JCI President, To Unveil ExCEL 360 Tomorrow

NIA cash: Osinbajo meets Magu, DSS boss, IG, others

NYSC member who sought photograph with Fayose gets automatic employment

Naira Watch: Naira rises to N380/$

Buhari begs Nigerians to be patient, not to lose hope

‎’Life’ goes on at SGF’s office as Babachir Lawal stays away

Lagos needs annual provision of 40,000 houses

Ex-Eagles striker, Emenike invests in real estate

Breaking: Over 30 feared dead at football viewing centre in Calabar

Ibrahimovic blow mars Man Utd’s Europa progress

Europa League results

Why Obaseki can’t abandon APC leadership in Edo — Osagie, ex-minority whip

Suspended NIA boss, Oke did not cry – Presidency

What we hear is President said this, said that; where is president Buhari? – Fayose

Babachir, Oke should have been arrested – PDP

He threatened to pour acid on me, please separate us, wife tells court

“Mr and Mrs, Chapter 2,” hits cinemas this weekend

SGF: Lawal’s road to trouble

The Sun

Security agents raid Senator Goje’s home

• Magu: War against corruption unstoppable Over 30 football fans electrocuted in Calabar

Rivers declares notorious cultist wanted, suspends amnesty in Gokana LG

Controversy over appointment of new Pencom DG

• Nomination contravenes Pencom Reform Act 

Osbornegate: How NIA DG briefed NSA over funds, operations

• Osinbajo, other probe panel’s members meet Magu, IGP, DSS DG 

Lawal, Oke: PDP faults FG, demands arrest

Cultists wreak havoc in Nembe, burn 20 houses

Nigerian Army gives free medical outreach to Bauchi community ravaged by kidnappers

Nwuche’s associates call for his bail, allege trump-up charges

Orji Kalu @ 57: Fallacies, myths and facts

Buhari’s anti-graft war a ruse, says Lamido

Kalu extols virtues of Chanchangi

We’ll bring back Nigeria’s money- Namdas

Separatist agitations remain trump card for one Nigeria – Okpala

W’Bank seeks OPS partnership on projects execution

FG reinforces security in N’Delta to deal with insecurity

Capsfeed provides local fabricated equipment to boost agriculture

Don’t return to Eagles, Lawal tells Enyeama

Oshoala pays courtesy visit to Hotsports  

Supersand Eagles off to Bahamas for World Cup

APC governors shun meeting with NWC

Insecurity: Self help’ll lead to anarchy –Bishop Kukah 

EDITORIAL: Needless row over utilisation of recovered loot

Trajectory of rickety tripod

Amuwo Rotarians mark 2017 World Understanding, Peace Day

My jazz gift for Lagos at 50 – Ayoola Sadare, producer, LIJF

The Rangers debacle

Senate, drama, controversies and the real deal

Needless controversies over recovered monies

The anti-graft war and Ikoyi loot

Easter holiday in the eastern city on the hill


 Osun Pays N1.5bn Counterpart Funds For Rural Road Projects 

 NAPTIP Rescues 69 Victims Of Human Trafficking In Kano 

 Queen Elizabeth Celebrates 91st Birthday 

 Gunmen Kill Man, 50 And Son, In Sokoto 

Remittances To Developing Countries Decline For Second Consecutive Year – World Bank 

Naira Rises By 3.7% On Increased Dollar Inflow 

GTBank Leads 10 Other Banks In Lowest Cost-To-Income Ratio 

CBN Suspends Interchange Charges On Electronic Payment 

RSF Condemns Arrest Of LEADERSHIP Correspondent 

Non-payment To Agro-Dealers May Threaten Food Security 

Murray Dumped Out Of Monte Carlo

10 Security Agencies, 120 Athletes for 2017 Armed Forces’ Marathon

Why Aisha Buhari Believes Education Should Focus More On The Girl-Child

Federalism: Renewed Agitation For LGAs’ Administrative And Financial Autonomy

Aside PMB No Govt Arm Can Exonerate Self From Corruption – Ka’oje

The Dilemma Of Nigeria’s Broken Dream (2)

Trump, Putin, Jong-Un As Complete Circle Of ‘Mad Men’ In Power

 Again, APC Postpones National Caucus, NEC Meetings 

Daily Trust

EFCC traces extra N2b to PDP’s governorship aspirant in Niger

UCL semis: Madrid to face Atletico

30 fans electrocuted, 50 injured watching Man U V Anderlecht match in Calabar.

NIA’s N15bn approved by Jonathan for 2015 campaign – Ex-Director

Security operatives raid Goje’s residence in Abuja

2016: DangoteCem defies recession, records 25.1% growth

Army to render free medical services to civilian communities in Bauchi

Bauchi State Govt. approves N70m to train 1,000 women in agricultural trades

Manchester United mourn 30 fans electrocuted in Calabar

UELsemis: Man U battle Celta Vigo for final ticket

Sanusi the Radical, Sanusi the Emir

UCL semis: Madrid to face Atletico

Nigerian Army arrests impersonator in Onitsha

Social media activist, Adeyanju, others arrested, whereabouts unknown

Britain’s Queen Elizabeth celebrates 91st birthday

Educator calls for uniform cut-off mark in JAMB admission

Army charge troops to dislocate remnants of terrorists in North-East

Gov. Ayade mourns victims of Calabar viewing centre tragedy

NAPTIP rescues 69 victims of human trafficking in Kano zone

Only 4 beneficiaries repaid anchor borrowers loan in Kano – Official

Automation will wipe out jobs in Africa, others – W/Bank

NNPC plans to be world-class health service provider – Baru

Nigeria accounts for 60% sea cargo in West, Central Africa – Peterside

Aero explains smoke on P/Harcourt flight

ANAN president speaks on Treasury Managers Workshop

Scared passengers pray in Aero smoked filled plane from PHC to Lagos

Fayemi briefs Buhari on $150m W/Bank loan

Erisco shelves relocation plan.

Bauchi State Govt. approves N70m to train 1,000 women in agricultural trades

PDP crisis: We’ll reject Jonathan c’ttee’s report — Sheriff

Dino: Kogi ALGON chairman dismisses arrest report

Jigawa APC stakeholders doubt Badaru’s sincerity on LG polls

NNPC plans to be world-class health service provider – Baru

Bello orders opening of Karu General Hospital

Court dissolves 5-year-old marriage over threat to life

Man, 42, docked for alleged conspiracy

Sanusi the Radical, Sanusi the Emir

Are you considering a career as whistle-blower?

Between Sarki and Kanawa

Abuja National Mosque has appointed Imams

Abubakr Siddeeq MuhammadInternational Britain’s Queen Elizabeth celebrates 91st birthday

Editorial: Three years since Chibok girls’ abduction

Inadequate paddy, poor electricity crippling Katsina rice millers

‘Unacceptable to associate Islam with terrorism’

Abuja cleric lists actions that increase eeman

US VP in Indonesia sends conciliatory message to Islamic world


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