​​​​News Headlines May 9, 2017. Headlines from Nigeria’s major newspapers

​​​​News Headlines May 9, 2017. Headlines from Nigeria’s major newspapers

Compiled by Demola Adefajo 

The Punch

Some abducted Chibok girls refused to be ‘freed’ –Negotiator
Police raid business centre, arrest voter cards printer
Auto dealer arrested in Ogun for alleged murder
Woman convicted for killing husband over Baba Ijebu
Pregnant woman collapses during teachers’ recruitment
Court jails 90-year-old for stealing N150,000
On the eve of Obasanjo’s first coming
Some abducted Chibok girls refused to be ‘freed’ –Negotiator
N5.1bn fraud: Court admits Jonathan’s ex-aide’s confessional statement
I won’t give up on Biafran agitation, says Nnamdi Kanu
Withdraw cows from UNIUYO, VC tells herdsmen
Unilag alumni to showcase Sofoluwe’s love letters
‘Lack of quality tutors, bane of education in Nigeria’
Ajasin varsity dons at war over petition against vice chancellor
EKSU student missing after resumption in hostel
Lagos DPO kills apprentice during raid on birthday party
OAU students protest colleague’s death, bedbug invasion
Ambode bans VIOs from Lagos roads
Sagay seeks harsh punishment for corrupt SANs, others
A’court dismisses Amaechi’s case against Wike
37,000 Nigerians emigrated to Italy in 2016 – Italian Speaker
Olubadan warns deposed Iyaloja to stop impersonation
Osinbajo congratulates French President-elect
Day Muslim graduates voted for entrepreneurship
England list Lookman, Ojo for World Cup
Egwero steals show at Delta festival opening
Rohr invites Aina, Odey, drops Onazi
Governor sacks Wikki Tourists board, coaches
‘Investments in Lekki trade zone hits $4bn’
FG buildings have become criminal hideouts – LASG
Ambode calls for selfless service
Still awaiting National ID card
Pinnick takes over Hayatou role
Illegal activities of IKEDC officials
Adamolekun on salvaging Nigerian universities
Death toll in Fulani herdsmen, Tiv clash hits 15
Nigerian oil sales slow as uncertainty surrounds DSDP
Some power firm managers award inflated contracts to relatives –Fashola
Senate backs down, opens chamber to accredited cameramen
Five must-have smartphone accessories
NMA’s plan worth giving a try
Police raid business centre, arrest voter cards printer
Auto dealer arrested in Ogun for alleged murder
Court jails 90-year-old for stealing N150,000
Man sleeps with wife’s corpse for six days, says it relieves grief
Apologise for delay in passage of 2017 budget, Group tells NASS
World leaders who battled health challenges while in office
Reps summon Ngige over mass sacking by telecoms operators
FG slams PDP over Chibok girls’ comment
Buhari is mortal, has right to seek medical attention – Imam
Stop politicising Buhari’s health status, PFN tells Nigerians
There’s hope for Nigeria, says Adeosun
Ambode demands efficiency in public service
Osinbajo, Saraki, others bid Buhari farewell
Some power firm managers award inflated contracts to relatives –Fashola
Nigerian oil sales slow as uncertainty surrounds DSDP
Naira hits 400/dollar on CBN’s investors FX window
FG sets up committee on N200bn pension debt
What is the best real estate investment?
How banks handle accounts of deceased owners
£27,000, N23m recovered during house raid in Lagos
Egwero steals show at Delta festival opening
Rohr invites Aina, Odey, drops Onazi
Governor sacks Wikki Tourists board, coaches
Pinnick takes over Hayatou role
Ambode puts pressure on FG over National Stadium
Bride hesitates to kiss groom on wedding day
Hand over peacefully, Dabota Lawson advises Buhari
‘Lack of quality tutors, bane of education in Nigeria’
Ajasin varsity dons at war over petition against vice chancellor
Nollywood actress Mercy Aigbe drops husband’s name
Toolz shows off baby bump in new photos
Chimamanda Adichie launches ‘Wear Nigerian’ project
Grumpy ‘talking’ cat humorously argues with owner
Mercy Aigbe shares new photo of alleged maltreatment by husband
Femi Kuti breaks Kenny G’s saxophone record
Kogi may lose 80% of its doctors over unpaid salaries
Google hosts 200 Nigerian, Kenyan publishers
Internet users hit 90 million – NCC
Etisalat extends LTE coverage to five cities
Five must-have smartphone accessories
Editorial: NMA’s plan worth giving a try
Nigeria must take a decision on the Igbo
Adamolekun on salvaging Nigerian universities
Why Buhari’s health and investor confidence matter
Not this Senate, not the judiciary
Seven ways to keep your vagina vibrant
My pastor made me marry a wrong man –Divorce-seeking wife


Buhari confident His Absence Won’t Affect Governance
• President is fit to seek reelection in 2019, says aide
Chibok Girls: Makarfi’s PDP Comes Under Fire for Criticising Prisoner Swap
Femi Kuti Breaks World Saxophone Record
FG: Discos Don’t Have Exclusivity Over Distribution Areas
Appeal Court Dismisses Amaechi’s Suit against Wike’s Judicial Panel of Inquiry
Chibok Girls’ Parents Learning If Daughters Among Those Freed Via Media
Herdsmen Unleash Fresh Attack on Benue Community, Scores Killed
Security Agents Avert Violence in Kaduna
CBN Offers $81.2m for PTA, Tuition Fees, SME Segments
FCTA Disburses N2.12bn to Six Area Councils
Anthony Enahoro’s Son Dies at 63
Oil Prices Rise after Hint of Longer Extension to OPEC Cut
Prof Adeyemi: FG Must Intervene to Prevent Stigmatisation of Chibok Girls
N’Assembly Leadership, Ministers, NLC Meet over Unpaid Workers’ Benefits, Pensions
Danbatta: NCC Worried But Helpless over Job Cuts in Telecoms Sector
Court Refuses to Unfreeze Patience Jonathan’s $15m Account
FG Inaugurates C’ttee to Review Pension Liabilities
Nnamdi Kanu in Enugu, Vows Never to Give up on Biafra Agitation
NIS Announces Availability of Passport Booklets
Osinbajo Congratulates French President-elect, Macron
Adewole: FG Committed to Health, Wellbeing of Freed Chibok Girls
Omokri Lauds Buhari, Expresses Reservations about Boko Haram’s Gesture
Osun PDP Supports Adeleke Family on Rejection of Coroner’s Inquest
Senate Rescinds Decision to Restrict Cameramen from Plenary
DPO Shoots Fashion Designer, Injures Two
Media Group Decries Attempt to Smear Former PENCOM DG’s Reputation
Police Arrest Two for Fake Production of Voters’ Card
Sokoto AG Not Authorised to Take over EFCC’s Case, Says DPP
ICPC Secures Six-year Jail Term for Visa Racketeer
Judge: Dudafa’s Statements to EFCC Voluntarily Made
UNIUYO Gives Herdsmen Ultimatum to Withdraw Cattle from University Campuses
Buhari Redeeming Electoral Promises to Nigerians, Says Faparusi
FG, Islamic Devt Bank Seal Deal on Research Findings Commercialisation
Bank of Agriculture Injects N9bn into S-east States
Wapic Insurance Q1 Profit Rises by 135%
Afreximbank to Host Business, Political Leaders
NSE All-Share Index Gains 0.70% on Sustained Bull Run
FG to Unveil New Investors for NNPC’s Refineries
Struggle for the Creation of Rivers State
Arita, Juma, Gudeta Lead Okpekpe Race Elite Athletes cast
6th Delta State Sports Festival Opens Amid Funfare
Premiership: Chelsea One Win away from Title
Higuain Warns Juve against Monaco Slip
The 82 Chibok Girls and Other Stories

The Nation

 Makarfi’s PDP under fire for Chibok girls comment
Ngige: no funds to pay workers
Fed Govt to DisCos: nobody forced you to buy power assets
Kanu’s father: I can’t ask my son to drop Biafra agitation
Tinubu hails Buhari over 82 Chibok girls’ freedom
Court to Jonathan’s wife: prove $15.591m is yours
Tough times for heavy forex users
Two PDP lawmakers defect to APC in Ondo
2017 budget is ready, says Faleke
EKSU student declared missing
Ramat Poly embarks on indefinite strike
Ogunmodede emerges OAU VC
Nigeria Taekwondo Federation fixes elections for Friday
Kante wins 2017 football writers’ association.
Iranian student arrested for looking like Messi
Former deputy governor mourns Adeleke
Fapounda joins Ekiti governorship race
Akerele: why I want to govern Ekiti
LASG drums up support for AMAA
Star thrills guests with music fusion
Entries open for AFRIMA 2017
Death toll in Surulere fracas hits five
Man, 25, pleads guilty to abducting, raping physically-challenged girl
Two held for printing ‘fake’ voter’s cards
DPO ‘kills’ fashion designer
11 reasons you should date a journalist
World Red Cross day
‘Investment in Lekki Free Trade Zone hits N4.55tr’
NCC to sanction telcos for poor services
Italian Chamber chief praises INTELS
Cyber security experts urge intelligence sharing among banks


Salary Arrears: Senate Leadership, Dogara, Adeosun, Ngige, Wabba’s Meeting Ends In Deadlock
Okowa Flags Off Delta State Sports Festival
Ohanaeze Youths To FG: Don’t Use Whistle-Blowing Policy To Victimize Opposition
Poor Power Supply Persists Despite Rise In Supply To 3,578 MW
Nigerian Doctors Obtain Training On Pain Management
Osinbajo To Sign 2017 Budget Into Law, Inaugurate New Ministers — Presidency
Gas Supply: Ghana Still Owing Nigeria—WAPCo
SON Pledges To Curb Influx Of Substandard Products
2017 Budget Ready For Passage —Faleke
OPEC Engages Non-OPEC Members, Consumers To Stabilise Oil Market
Residents Fume Over Demolition Of Houses By C-River Ministry
15 Gold Level Running Athletes To Gun For Okpekpe Top Prize
Poor power supply persists despite rise in supply to 3,578 MW
Again 15 die, scores injured, others missing as herdsmen invade Benue communities
TCN gets $1.5bn to finance power transmission projects
Global conventional oil discoveries drop to record low in 2016—Report
I desire Biafra, I want Biafra, I want nothing else other than Biafra – Nnamdi Kanu
3 dead, scores injured in Kaduna clashes
Calabar viewing centre tragedy: Hosf wants PhedC sanctioned
Amaechi suffers defeat at Appeal Court
Buhari’s medical leave: Falana, Afenifere, Arewa youths, others back president
Uncertainty as Ambode allegedly suspends VIOs’ operations
FG in talks with B-Haram to end suicide bombings
Don Jazzy, Wizkid, Davido make Forbes list of richest Africans
Okowa flags off Delta State Sports Festival
Nigerians eye points at Dayak Futures
CAF boss, Ahmad refuses salary
Chelsea no longer my priority – Omeruo
Awolowo’ll be remembered for freedom, justice — Ooni
Buhari is fit for 2019 – Aide
Politics should be about service- Ambode


$15.5m: Court Refuses To Unfreeze Patience Jonathan’s Account
Dogara Harps On Investment To End Terrorism
 SGF/NIA DG: Uncertainty Over Osinbajo Probe Report
 Reps Summon Ngige Over Job Losses In Telecoms Sector
 FG Donates Drugs, Essential Commodities For Chibok Girls’ Rehabilitation
Cows To Carry Micro Chips In Katsina
Oil Production Rises As 225,000bpd Bonga Field Begins Operations
Unpaid Salaries, Pensions Stall Laying Of 2017 Budget Today
PDP’s Statement On Chibok Girls Callous – FG
Chibok Girls: Borno Gov Pays Thank You Visit To PMB
UN Global Safety Week: FRSC Seeks Collaboration Against Speed Related Crashes
Political Parties To Makarfi’s PDP: Face Your Fight With Sheriff And…
‘Road Crashes Kill 1.25 Million Persons Yearly’
Sea Trucks Group Clarifies Appointment Of Provisional Liquidators


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