News Headlines May 17, 2017. Headlines from Nigeria’s major newspapers

News Headlines May 17, 2017. Headlines from Nigeria’s major newspapers

Compiled by Demola Adefajo 


The Punch

People approaching soldiers for political reasons – Buratai
Command to arraign Lagos DPO who killed apprentice
Killer air force man faces court-martial Friday
Fake military officers rob motorist in Lagos traffic
Police drop charges against teenager who poisoned boss
Suspected assassins kill couple, four children
‘Prophet’ arraigned for possessing human skull
Gunmen kill two policemen on duty in Kogi
National Assembly forwards budget to Osinbajo today
Reps caucus sets up panel on PDP leadership tussle
FG working on 2,500 tips from whistle-blowers, says minister
$5.9bn rail: S’East alleges exclusion, Senate summons Amaechi
Ambode bans VIOs permanently from Lagos roads
PUNCH’s ex-company secretary dies
N3.1bn fraud: EFCC re-arraigns Arisekola’s son, Tukur, others
FG spent $163.7m on pre-shipment agents without appropriation – Reps
Foreign exchange beyond CBN
Let’s still watch out for Ebola
Budgetary spending alone can’t address infrastructure deficit – Adeosun
Adaka Boro
Ayade, fire these certificate forgers
How we uncovered money bags in Justice Ngwuta’s house –Witness
Mabogunje becomes fellow of US Academy of Arts and Sciences
Govt can reverse unemployment with effective policies –Ezekwesili
Lagos at 50: Ambode calls for special prayers
Herdsmen attack: Niger death toll hits 27
How grasscutter farmers can manage their business
Communities ask govt to honour LFTZ agreement
Sheathe your swords, ex-ministers tell doctors, pharmacists
Ahmed advocates reforms at local govt level
Foreign exchange beyond CBN
Police drop charges against teenager who poisoned boss
‘Prophet’ arraigned for possessing human skull
Gunmen kill two policemen on duty in Kogi
We won’t prosecute teenager who poisoned boss – Police
I will dump PDP if Sherrif wins at the Supreme Court –Fayose
Senate fixes Wednesday to debate FRA violations
Ambassador-designates set to get postings – FG
Babcock lecturer bags ICAN merit award
Leicester end-of-season award delights Ndidi
Sharapova retires after French Open snub, Murray stunned
StarTimes set for Bayern, Freiburg clash
Udo-Obong vows to stop ‘old’ foreign athletes
Gov appoints rescue team for Wikki
League to end on Sept 3
Family kicked off aeroplane because of cake
TBoss spotted with Dino Melaye
Usain Bolt spotted digging grave of his friend (video)
2017 UTME marred by technical hitches –Reports
DELSU security men chase ASUU officials out of school premises
Zamfara varsity rusticates 15, expels two students
Female fans rain dollars on Bobrisky in Chicago
Music legend, LA Reid sacked over sexual harassment claims
Wizkid, Tekno, Davido make BET 2017 award list
N1bn HIV drugs expired in storage, says FG
NURHI begs Oyo govt to recruit more health workers
Lawmaker advises doctors to go into politics
Over 1.2 million preventable adolescent deaths recorded annually – WHO
UNICEF attributes success to traditional rulers
Sweet-and-sour tales of abducted Chibok girls’ parents
HP Enterprise unveils computer for era of Big Data
Opera invests $100m to grow Africa’s digital economy
Lagos begins installation of free Wi-Fi at parks
Eight trolls you may encounter on social media
Editorial: Ayade, fire these certificate forgers
Can Nigeria ever stop importing rice?
Paedophilia: Beware of ‘Men of God’, others
Still on Britain and the failing Nigerian state
$5.9bn rail: S’East alleges exclusion, Senate summons Amaechi

The Nation



PDP crisis: Makarfi group advises aspirants to defect
Anti-graft war yielding results, says Fed Govt
Buhari’s $5.815bn Chinese loan faces hurdles in Senate
Adeleke: Coroner threatens police officers
Osinbajo: new financing models to bridge Africa’s growth gaps
Fed Govt, NCDC raise plan against Ebola
Policemen to serve in their communities, says IG
Fed Govt to report killer-herdsmen to African Union
Monarch wants basic amenities for subjects
Union inaugurates new executive
Mercy Aigbe’s husband knows fate today
Lawmaker trains 160 youths in fish farming, others
Friday is holiday in Ekiti for Adebayo
‘Use mining fund to ugrade minerals data
10m Nigerians suffer from asthma, says expert
Fire destroys property worth N150 million at Zungeru Polytechnic
Enyeama, Ndidi, Iheanacho nominated for Nigeria Pitch Awards
Zabaleta gets perfect send-off
Wellington Jighere, world scrabble champion, 29 others for national trials in Abuja
Reps want sports ministry to reinstate dissolved boards of sports federations
Jesus scores as Man City move to brink of CL spot
World Cup: Increased slot no license for slumber-Odegbami
French-Nigerian, Hemery returns to winning ways with GSL Open
Youths caution Fani-Kayode
Many Igbo ‘ll defect to APC, says Iko
Ikpeazu dedicates victory to Abians
Mercy Johnson eulogises hubby on birthday
Student filmmaker promotes arts, journalism in Hidden
Nollywood actresses rise to stop women, child abuse
UITH to promote healthcare for elderly people
‘Sex is the lubricant in a relationship’
Police probe ‘threat ‘to man’s life
Accountant bags 14 years for N3.1m theft
IGP places N30m reward on kidnapper’s head
Fake naval rating, others arrested for alleged robbery
Jollof rice war continues at CBL, as Eko Kings face Warriors
Child Saftey: The Horrors of Girl Circumcision
40 schools to participate in 2017 Schools Debate League
Plateau organises mathematics workshop for 120 students
Photos: Meet new Osun education marshals
China votes $6.7b to develop Nigeria’s agriculture
Strike cripples Lagos ports
$1.2b debt: NCC, Mubadala Group, CBN in talks
Foreign reserves gain $7b in six months to $31b

Tribune



Calabar tragedy: Delta govt goes after structures under high-tension cables
Abuja residents warned against illegal connection to sewer lines
FG to entrench entrepreneurship, commercial orientation in civil service
Okowa calls for intelligence gathering to tackle herdsmen
Lady sues father for delaying her marriage
Experts identify deforestation as catalyst to social upheavals
Lagos at 50: NTDA unveils Golden Jubilee Residential Housing Scheme
Contracts to be awarded based on availability of funds —Okowa
‘Town Hall meetings fulfilment of campaign promise in Delta’
Go for regular medical check-ups, Okowa urges Nigerians
5 killed in another suicide bomb attack in Borno
Police confirm 3 dead in fresh attacks in Taraba
Assemblies of God crisis gets messy as police, Emeka supporters clash in Enugu
Lagos has staff strength of 100,443 —HoS
Ogun Assembly seeks clarification on how Paris Club fund was spent
Ajimobi advise caretaker chairmen on non-performance
Restructuring will address budget challenges —Don
Nigeria has strong universities that are not internationally recognised —World Bank chief
Oshiomhole’s wife, 334 other foreigners get Nigerian citizenship
LGs need reforms, not autonomy — Ahmed
French President Macron on first African trip to Mali on Friday —Source
Horror in Ijebu-Ode! Imam, wife, 4 children killed

The Sun





5 killed in fresh suicide bomb attack in Borno
Reps query NNPC over N25b export fund
•Corporation disagrees with CBN
$5.8bn loan request: Senate moves against FG
…Over exclusion of South East, North East in rail project • Summons transport minister, Amaechi
PDP: Sheriff, Makarfi bicker over  party candidates
APC has deceived Nigerians, abandoned Rivers –Wike
Anambra Assembly to INEC: Conduct Central senatorial poll
$1.2bn debt: UAE agrees to recapitalise Etisalat
..As telcoms get CBN’s priority forex window
NNPC boss laments huge security, remediation costs for pipelines
Nigeria’s inflation rate declines to 17.24%
…Prices of kerosene, petrol, diesel still high –NBS
2018 FIFA World Cup: Okocha wants Eagles in Russia
•Rues Confederation Cup absence
Saraki, Dogara heap plaudits on Pinnick
Amodu’s teenage son dies in Lagos
$1.2bn debt: UAE agrees to recapitalise Etisalat
..As telcoms get CBN’s priority forex window
Nigeria’s inflation rate declines to 17.24%
…Prices of kerosene, petrol, diesel still high –NBS
Reps probe choice of contractors for NAPIMS/JVC projects
Stakeholders applaud Anambra govt on housing for civil servants
FG to flood market with local rice –Ogbeh
…No, Nigerians are hungry, NGO tells govt
How to mitigate threat of ransomware
EDITORIAL: Relocating headquarters of IOCs to the Niger Delta
Inside nightclubs where strippers, prostitutes go berserk
…Cheapest alcoholic bottle in VIP section costs N30,000 …Clubbers treated to live sex, erotic dances, pornographic videos…
Rivers at 50: Golden opportunity to promote regional cohesion
Day UNN went agog for Kalu
• Former Abia gov delivers institution’s 2nd Distinguished Lecture, says leaders must emphasise culture
In sickness and in health: A world governed by sick presidents (3)
Achebe vs Ngige: Things fall apart!
Hidden spiritual knowledge (3)
Buhari, honour Chuba Okadigbo
Re: Isheagu regicide, Asaba and Igbanke were Igbo Akiri

The Guardian



‘NNPC, CBN, 36 others fail to submit budget proposals’
Nigeria lost N3.3 trillion oil revenue last year
NFF coaches storm Abuja for salaries’ screening
Trump accused of asking FBI to stop Flynn probe
Ambode restates sack of VIOs on Lagos roads, says it is permanent
Reps query CBN, ministry over illegal payment of $163.7 million
EFCC arraigns Babangida for alleged money laundering
Obasanjo blames nation’s woes on dumping of good legacies
Osinbajo, Ortom, Monguno meet over herdsmen’s attacks
Zabaleta bows out as Man City climb to third
Kane has great expectations for Spurs
Sanchez keeps Arsenal in top-four hunt
We will beat Zambia, Nigeria to qualify, Algeria’s new coach boasts
‘Nothing has changed in Nigeria’s Women Football League’
First Bank sensitises SME operators to CBN FX window accessibility
Hope rises for Nigeria’s return to IMO council
‘Ports concession spurs $2 billion investment by terminal operators’
Women In Maritime Africa group berths in Nigeria
Editorial: Confronting Nigeria’s energy challenge
This Awo, when is he coming?
Is corruption the problem with Nigeria?
Political party upheavals and changes to come
Trump: A dysfunctional wannabe strongman
Aregbesola’s lonely road to South West regional integration
Secrecy shrouds APC primary exercise
Wike accuses APC of deceiving Nigerians
LP pledges development as PDP denies moving to APDA
Family of six killed in Ogun
Imam, wife, 4 children killed in Ijebu-Ode
Africa keeps winning with the Etisalat Prize for Literature
Obafunwa canvasses development of performing arts
Modern, contemporary African artists converge for 18th Arthouse auction
A child’s turning point in My Stubbornness Must End Today
France fines Facebook for data protection breaches
Fake anti-virus raises Nigeria’s volatility Telecoms sector contributed nine per cent to GDP in Q1
Experts recommend collaboration in fight against cyber attacks

Daily Trust



Adam Oshiomhole’s wife, 334 other foreigners get Nigerian citizenship
60% of local flights in Q1 delayed – Records
NMRC releases N13bn mortgages to housing board
Lagos Port access road will gulp N4.3b – NPA boss
Aligbe: Med-View, others need FG’s support over intl. flights
Fly Mid Africa launches Lagos-Banjul-Dakar-Freetown-Accra flights
MMA2: New parking tariff takes effect June 1
Why Air Peace suspended Asaba flight – Chairman
Naira strengthens as CBN injects $457.3m into FX market
States urged to provide infrastructure in minerals endowed areas
DSS stalls EFCC’s prosecution of Dasuki
Bama: Borno governor cancels IDPs return before Ramadan
Ebola: NMA urges surveillance
Oil workers threaten to shut production
Ambode commissions new pedestrian bridges, lay-bys and slip roads at Ojodu Berger in Lagos
High cost of local rice worries FG
Steer clear of politics, Buratai warns officers
LG polls: Makarfi-led PDP asks candidates to look for alternative platforms
Abia APC woos Ogah
Obiano not a pushover in Anambra gov’ship — Nwobodo
Enyeama, Mikel, Oparanozie, others nominated for Nigeria Pitch Awards
New Bafana Bafana coach says ready to give Super Eagles tough time
NMRC releases N13bn mortgages to housing board
Lagos Port access road will gulp N4.3b – NPA boss
DRC Ebola outbreak: Lessons from West Africa
Jigawa plantation and land compensation
Re: IGP’s embarrassing partisanship
Editorial: Federal secondary education commission
Inside Zaria’s fertiliser adulteration ‘plant’
Rainstorm destroys over 160 buildings in Yobe

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