​​News Headlines May 4, 2017. Headlines from Nigeria’s major newspapers

​News Headlines May 4, 2017. Headlines from Nigeria’s major newspapers

Compiled by Demola Adefajo 



The Punch



PDP says cabal ruling Nigeria as Buhari misses FEC meeting again
Of Goodluck Jonathan’s lamentations
UI Law student jumps to her death
B’Haram leader, Shekau, injured, others killed in air strike
We can’t survive another civil war, Sultan warns Nigerians
PDP crisis: Sheriff, Makarfi clash over planned convention
Obasanjo inciting Nigerians against Jonathan, Ijaw leaders, says Clark
President Buhari’s health: When lying becomes an art
Why released prisoners return to crime —Adetola-Kazeem
UNIJOS bans indecent dressing
Militants attack FIRS officials at Patience Jonathan’s hotel
Corps member returning from nightclub killed in Abuja
Kate Henshaw, friends return N8m raised for sick boy to donors
Refuse litters Lagos community over LAWMA charges
FRSC returns N.5m recovered from accident scene
Military men attack residents, burn houses after creek fight
FG can’t win anti-corruption war without musicians — Wiliki
Banky, Adesua announce real engagement
Lamido’s arrest, height of despotism – Ex-ministers
Alleged N3bn fraud: Ex-gov Aliyu, former aide secure bail
BREAKING: US lawmakers to vote on Obamacare Thursday
Aregbesola, Akeredolu insist on restructuring, hail Akinrinade
Oluwo meets with Olubadan, dismisses removal threat
Don’t provoke Kanu to talk, IPOB warns
Presidency cabal plans to set EFCC against me – Ekweremadu
Police arraign Ekiti commissioner for alleged theft
‘1,134 Nigerians deported in three months’
Senate confirms Buhari’s ministerial nominees
SERVICOM urges Nigerians to challenge service failures in MDAs
Nigeria’s total debt now N17.5tn –NBS
Housekeeper slits throat of 79-year-old mother of his employer
 Ekiti commissioner on trial for stealing granite
Gang forces man to eat his own scrotum before killing him
Police arrest kidnap kingpin in Bauchi
Senate confirms two ministers
Why I joined APC – Chime
Presidency cabal plans to set EFCC against me, Ekweremadu alleges
I ran a responsible government in Enugu – Chime
Gunmen invade Imo Assembly, cart away documents, electronics
FG appoints transaction advisers for national carrier, airports
Basic business strategies for investors
Nigeria’s total debt now N17.5tn –NBS
Customs revenue fell by N216.5bn in 2016 – Ali
Govt completes 22MW Ajaokuta power plant
‘No attack on oil facilities in three months’
Mercy Aigbe obtains restraining order against husband
Boko Haram leader Shekau injured in air strike – Reports
No contact with Joshua for Olympics –Ministry
Okagbare set to compete in Doha
Quadri for World Championships
‘Black players in Italy should strike’
BREAKING: Juventus win 2-0 at Monaco in Champions League semi-final first leg
Nigerians crash out of Tombim Abuja Open singles event
Yoruba men don’t mind their women cheating – Funmi Iyanda
Rats blamed for car fire on highway
RMD, Don Jazzy, Sobowale, others congratulate Banky W
Stunning photos of Olajumoke in South Africa
Michael Okpara varsity sacks 460 workers
Exam malpractice: Kano school charges N30,000 per student for grades
Heavy drinking helped ruin my marriage – Brad Pitt
What to do before going for IVF
WHO, UNICEF explain why immunisation fails in Nigeria
Upgrade laboratories to tackle disease outbreak, IPAN tells FG
PharmAccess partners Lagos to strengthen health care delivery
Firm to donate free antimalarials to general hospitals
ACPN asks FG to give pharmacists meningitis vaccine
Praise Allah! The untold story of NASFAT’s growth in south-west
Editorial: Deepening uncertainty over Buhari’s health
Detox: A case for transition chemicals
Why you should register to vote

ThisDay



Dangote Group Partners GAC Motor, Buys Company’s Vehicles for Its Operations
Nigeria Eyes Six Months Extension Exempting it from OPEC Production Cap
N’Assembly Increases Its Budget to N150bn, Lays 2017 Appropriation Bill Thursday
Life Imitates Art, ‘The Wedding Party’ Couple Banky W, Adesua are…
Canadian Sisters Accused in Nigerian Extortion Scandal Speak Out
Saraki: Why We Started Process for RECs Confirmation
Akinrinade Expresses Regret over His Participation in Nigerian Civil War
GTB, FirstBank, UBA Show Evidence of Funding SMEs, Readmitted into FX Market
Uranta: FG Stonewalled N’Delta Peace Process
Ekweremadu Alleges Plot by Presidency, EFCC to Frame Him
Atiku: How I Escaped Sack from Customs over 53 Suitcases Saga
Lamido’s Continued Detention Shameful, Say Northern Youths
Court Convicts INEC Official, to Forfeit Land, Other Assets to FG
FG Approves N54bn for Reconstruction of Dilapidated Odukpani-Ikot Ekpene Road
FG Moves to Withdraw Idle Oil Refining Licences from Investors
Nigeria Ranked 17th in Attractiveness Index Survey
NBS Puts Nigeria’s Foreign Debt Stock at $11.4bn in 2016
NPA Acquires N9.27bn Tugboats to Attract Large Vessels
FG Dismisses Reporters Without Borders’ Survey, Restates Commitment to Press Freedom
Skyway to Hold Global Transport System Conference
Reacting to Adeniyi’s Book, Clark Blasts Obasanjo
CCC Cautions Security Agencies on Rivalry, Commends Media
SA Insurance Gets NAICOM’s Nod
FG Denies Closure of Nigerian Embassy in Washington
Stoppage of Pilgrims Sponsorship: LASG Saves N2.4bn
NGOs Call on FG to Ensure Enabling Environment for Media Practice
UNIBEN Alumni Association Lagos Branch Award Dinner
TCN Set to Site $200m Power Transmission Project in Ogun
Power Generation Hits One-month Daily Peak of 4,553.9MW
Unidentified Gunmen Attack Imo Assembly Complex
CJN Onnoghen Cautions Judges against Gratification
Police Raid Kwankwaso’s Brother’s Residence in Kano
House Urges Action over High HIV Infections in IDP Camps
FG: Buhari Will Continue to Rest Until He’s Fit to Work
• Osinbajo panel concludes work, submits report Monday • Stop exploiting president’s health, another northern group warns Yoruba leaders
BoI Posts 44% Profit Growth
GTBank Supports SMEs with Food Fair
Nigeria’s Balance of Trade Projected to Hit $3.8bn Next Year
Anchor Borrowers’ Programme: Farmers Commence Loan Repayment
Fidson, Oando, UBA Gain as Bulls Sustain Hold on Stock Market
Wapic Insurance Launches Products
Umeh: Give Anambra Central a Senator Now
Abubakar: Governors Have no Security Vote
PenCom and the Exercise of Presidential Powers
A Worthy Farewell
‘Nigeria May Have the Dullest Youths in Future if We Don’t Tackle Stunting Now’
‘Nigeria Needs $912m to Fight Malnutrition’
Create a National Plan against Rape of Babies, NGOs Tell Govts
Umoh: Only 20% of Adolescents Living with HIV Know their Status
15m Nigerians Suffer from Asthma, Says NTS
South Africa to Name Coach for Eagles Clash Next Week
Eight Countries Confirm for 5th Okpekpe Road Race
Adebayo, Sampson, in Early Lead
Dankwambo, AshakaCem Tee off Talba Golf Tournament
President Buhari’s Health Challenge
EDITORIAL: GOVERNMENT AND TAX DEFAULTERS


The Nation



Buhari ‘taking doctors’ advice to fully recover’
Restructuring on front burner as Akinrinade presents book
African Union unveils AFRIMA calendar in South Africa
Diezani bribe: Court convicts INEC official for accepting N70 million
Southeast senators caution Kanu on bail conditions
EFCC:  Ekweremadu is raising false alarm
NPA acquires $30m tug boats to boost revenue
Juve edge Monaco with Higuan’s double
Ekweremadu raising false alarm on raid – EFCC
Obasanjo worried over unsuccessful prosecution of high-profile corruption cases
Police arrest 427 ‘One Million Boys’ in Oyo
Senate adopts report on grass cutting scam
One dead in Ebonyi village headship tussle
FG rejects Nigeria’s rating on press freedom
Africa needs $35bn to close power deficit – Adesina
Two roommates graduate with First Class at UNIZIK
Two bag First Class as Unical inducts 80
A hub for innovators
African Union unveils AFRIMA calendar in South Africa
Juve edge Monaco with Higuan’s double
National Sports Federation Election: Forms go on sale as candidates jostle for posts
Battle for Anambra Government House
Edo to partner with CAN to address social-economic challenges
Again, trial of Metuh stalled, case adjourned until June 22
Men are afraid to approach me – Yvonne Okoro
Lagos@50 to host glamorous premiere of Kunle Afolayan’s ‘Roti’
BBNaija: Kemen still at T-Boss’ mercy
Depression and rising cases of suicide in Nigeria
‘Sex is the lubricant in a relationship’
‘How housekeeper killed his employer’s mother’
Woman remanded over ogogoro
Govt inspects burnt Oba Akiolu palace
Court to rule on suspect’s bail
Six smart ways to study effectively
As we celebrate World Press Freedom Day
May 3rd: World press freedom day
Still celebrating Mother’s Day
Equities rally to N9tr amidst bargain-hunting
Lagos seeks Fed Govt’s approval to use Aje field’s
Nigeria’s output to hit 2.1m bpd on Bonga
Enforce standards on block moulding, govt urged


Vanguard



NFF Formally Applies For Aina’s Int’l Switch
Tiwa Savage Is Rotary Celebrity Ambassador For Polio Eradication
Legal Practitioners’ Role In Effective Implementation Of Anti-Corruption Laws
Constitution Superior To Any Act Of N/Assembly—Ozekhome
Ndidi To Lead Eagles To France Camp
Man City Grant Hoffenheim Permission To Speak With Iheanacho
Workers To Govt: We‘re No Longer At Ease With Our Conditions
Okpe Agog As Monarch Honours BBNaija Winner
Be Equipped To Save Women, Osinbajo Tasks Hospitals
Okorocha, Onyeagucha Disagree Over 2019
The Women Who Ran Nigeria: Where Are They Now?
Edo Cricket Season Ends, As ESCA Plans Future Growth Of Cricket In Edo State
Workers to govt: We‘re no longer at ease with our conditions
Grass-cutting contract: Senate vows to resist moves to reinstate Lawal
FG, states incur N18tr debt – NBS
Saraki denies rift with Presidency
Naira Watch: Dollar glut, as banks fail to gulp CBN’s $100m offer
Report about Buhari feeding through vein is bumkum – Lai Mohammadu
Ndidi to lead Eagles to France camp
Edo cricket season ends, as ESCA plans future growth of cricket in Edo state
UEFA Champions League results
Don’t destroy NIA, Nigeria can’t survive without it – Horsefall, pioneer DG NIA
PDP is dead and cremated- Ex-Gov. Chime
Official election campaigns begin as Britain dissolves parliament
I left my matrimonial home to retain my job, divorce-seeking wife tells court
Okpe agog as monarch honours BBNaija winner
When you go marry? Fans ask Don Jazzy
Sola Sobowale, RMD, others congratulate Banky and Adesua
What Nigerians are saying about Banky W’s engagement to Adesua
Banky W’s love letter to Adesua Etomi
2017 budget, taking too long, says NACCIMA

Leadership



 Goje: Shekarau Vow To Institute Legal Action Against Police
Masari tasks FRSC on non-compliance with traffic rules by motorists
Due Process: Reps Issue FIRS One Week Ultimatum To Forward Documents
Anti-graft War: Groups Give Delta Senators Condition
 Ondo Community Raises Alarm Over Destruction Of Properties .
Blue Print On How River Niger/ Benue Will Benefits Region Released
Amnesty International Want Govt To Stop Harassment, Intimidation Of Journalists
Sule Lamido’s Detention, Youths Seek divine Intervention
Drug Trafficking: IGP Pledges Continued Collaboration With NDLEA
Police Arraign Commissioner In Court Over Granite Theft
REA Gets New Board, Management
Abuja Properties Developed On Artificial Value – Experts
Shippers Council To Host Seminar On Ease Of Doing Business At Seaports
Dalung Congratulates Wrestling Champions
Ronaldo Lands 50th Knockout Blow Against Atletico
Mercy Aigbe Filed Restraining Order Against Husband
“Searching” Goes To Delta
Comic Actor Samuel Ajibola Drops another Hilarious Episode of ‘Dele Issues’ (Daily Issues)
At Last Banky W Is Getting Married To Adesua Etomi
Anti-graft War: Groups Give Delta Senators Condition
Ondo Community Raises Alarm Over Destruction Of Properties .
 Teenagers Arrested Over Killing Of 13-Year-Old
N23bn Diezani Alleged Bribe: Court Convicts INEC Staff

The Sun



Why Buhari can’t work now –FG
World Press Freedom Day: FG rejects Nigeria’s ranking
•As Amnesty Int’l expresses worry over intimidation
Whistleblower asks court to sack Uzodinma
First rain destroys 470 houses in Kebbi, 40 injured
Kidnapped Rivers monarch’s body found 7 years after
Burglars raid Imo Assembly
Ikoyigate: Osinbajo panel to submit report Monday –Presidency
PDP senators allege plot to arrest ex-govs
•Ekweremadu cries out over plans to frame him •It’s a lie –EFCC
Our fears for Nigeria –Ex-generals
• Govs Aregbesola, Akeredolu, others call for restructuring
Malnutrition kills 500,000 children yearly – UNICEF
•Says 2.5m kids affected, 90 per cent in North
Only 11 of Buhari’s 196 nominees rejected in 2 years –Saraki
•As Senate confirms Ocheni, Hassan ministers
Ekiti 2018: APC must be fair to all aspirants – Daramola
Lagos officials inspect Oba of Lagos’ burnt palace
In Enugu community, residents climb hills, trees to make phone calls
• As robbers cart away telecoms mast
Back pain : A common agony
Women at the frontline
The soldier called Buratai
RE: Non-payment of pension: What is the death toll in Nigeria?
US-DPRK war of nerves
27,000 persons living with albinism have skin cancer – TAF
Senate moves to block SGF’s re-instatement SGF
• Submits final report to Presidency
FG to name new investors for refineries Sept. – Kachikwu
…To revoke private refineries’ licenses
Stamp duty: Banks set to deduct 2-month arrears May
MTN Nigeria records 11.6% profit growth
NPFL: Rangers, Rivers United win at home
UCL: Higuaín’s brace sinks Monaco
Eight nations confirmed for 5th Okpekpe road race
27,000 persons living with albinism have skin cancer – TAF
First rain destroys 470 houses in Kebbi, 40 injured
Man arraigned for beating woman to death
EDITORIAL: TRCN and the professionalisation of teaching
RE: Non-payment of pension: What is the death toll in Nigeria?

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