News Headlines May 23, 2017. Headlines from Nigeria’s major newspapers

News Headlines May 23, 2017. Headlines from Nigeria’s major newspapers

Compiled by Demola Adefajo 

The Punch 


Resist any coup attempt, Balarabe, Tinubu, NBA VP, Reps tell Nigerians
Naira drops to 381/dollar despite CBN’s $205m offer 
Adeleke: Coroner presents verdict Monday 
Winning La Liga as manager my happiest day – Zidane 
Fourth Mainland Bridge: Lagos terminates contract 
Messi wins Golden Boot 
I didn’t falsify my name, Oba Akiolu tells court 
Defaulters to pay 19% interest on unpaid taxes 
SS 1 pupil charged with raping co-tenant’s seven-year-old daughter  
$2.1bn: EFCC seizes 18 houses from Dasuki’s associate 
I may contest 2018 gov poll, says Fayose 
Siblings burgle warehouse in Ogun, steal N30m goods 
Herbalist collects N4m from driver for favour charm 
Buhari still working from London, says Kachikwu 
We must produce enough fuel by 2019 or I’ll resign — Kachikwu 
137 pro-Biafra agitators arrested in Enugu, C’River, Ebonyi 
Boko Haram: Police deploy detectives in Abuja mosques, churches 
Bafana coach plots Eagles downfall 
Nurse allegedly gives command student overdose
PDP crisis: Supreme Court to announce judgment date 
Buhari’s anti-corruption war can’t be perfect–AFBA 
Assembly drops Sanusi probe as Osinbajo, Saraki, govs intervene 3
Three sisters drown in Bauchi stream 
Police rescue three-month-old baby, arrest suspected child traffickers 
Ikoyi, VI, to experience five-day blackout 
‘We won’t tolerate excuses on ERGP implementation’
BREAKING: People killed in blast at Ariana Grande concert in Manchester 
Six tips to reduce your mobile data usage 
Prepositions: Still stubborn as ever 
Digital migration upsetting traditional communication, says minister 12:08 am
What is your class of degree?
To check ‘cat AIDS’ epidemic, govt rounds up animals for HIV screening
Alleged N1.64bn fraud: I signed only allowances for Nyame – witness
Ganduje frees 50 prisoners
Kano Assembly shelves plan to probe Emir Sanusi II
Kidnappers face death penalty in Benue, as Ortom assents two bills
Police arraign Katsina PDP chieftain over Saturday’s by-election
Former PDP spokesman accuses defectors of selfishness
Defaulters to pay 19% interest on unpaid taxes
‘We won’t tolerate excuses on ERGP implementation’
Five tips for opening current accounts for teens
Dollar shortage: Moody’s says Nigeria’s recovery may take time
Tinubu pays for repatriation of Moji Olaiya’s body
#UberLoveStory: He lied to you, Uber driver’s ex-girlfriend tells wife
I am the bona fide Oba of Lagos, Akiolu tells court
Winning La Liga as manager my happiest day – Zidane
Messi wins Golden Boot
Bafana coach plots Eagles downfall
Ooni backs Oodua Youth League
No plans to pay Obudu race winners – C’River
Arsenal target Onyekuru
UN delegate catches attention with uncommon traditional attire
OAU student stabbed to death
Inadequate tools, funding affecting research in Nigeria – UNILAG DVC
NYSC to build 6,000-capacity camp in Lagos
FUTA reinstates suspended bursar
Sosan to declare TOSSE open
BSN promotes youth empowerment
Tuface joins GLO ambassadors
Girls call me to help them get married- businessman
Drake breaks record at Billboard Music Awards
Wizkid wins big at Billboard Music Awards (Full list of winners)
Ransomware: Experts warn against fresh cyberattacks
Cisco pledges support for ‘Girls in ICT Day’
Editorial: Rediscovering the NDDC master plan


Osinbajo, IBB, Abdulsalami, Dangote, Others Save Sanusi from Kano Assembly Probe
Tinubu: Nigerians Will Resist Military Rule
Iraqi Minister: OPEC May Ask Nigeria to Cut Oil Output
Supreme Court Reserves Judgment in PDP Leadership Tussle
Akiolu Says He’s the Bona Fide Oba of Lagos in Obaship…
House Commences Investigation of Presidential Arms Probe Panel
Fayose Seeks to Extend Tenure Aborted by Impeachment
CBN Injects Fresh $205m into Forex Market
Obasanjo, Osinbajo to Speak on 50 Years after Biafra
$5.7m Forfeiture: Court Hands off Suit against Patience Jonathan’s Pending Appeal
Atiku: How Nigeria Can Overcome Political, Economic Challenges
Ibori Awarded £1 as Damages for Unlawful Detention
BPE Oblivious of Agip/Oando Planned Concession of P’Harcourt Refinery
Benue Bans Open Grazing as Ortom Signs New Bill
FG Hikes Interest Rate on Unpaid Taxes
Late Aminu Kano’s Wife, Shatu Dies at 89
Eko Disco Announces Five-day Power Outage in Lagos Island
99 Pro-Biafra Agitators Arrested in Three States
Kachikwu Promises to Resign If Nigeria Does Not Stop Petrol Importation in 2019
Akabueze: IMF Advice Often Ignores Political Side of the Economy
Lagos Terminates N844bn Fourth Mainland Bridge Concession Agreement
EFCC, Former Chief of Naval Staff in War of Words over N600m Alleged Fraud
Senior Lawyer: N’ Assembly Has Power to Tinker with Budget
Tinubu: Nigerians Will Resist Military Rule
• Legislature is first casualty of coup, says Ambode 
CIBN Boss Supports CBN Forex Market Forays
Moody’s: Nigeria, Other Countries’ Recovery from Foreign Currency Shortages Will Take…
Keystone Bank Empowers 100 SME Operators in Enugu
Artisan Wins Car in Skye Bank Promo
AXA Mansard Insurance Shareholders Get Five kobo Dividend
TCN: Discos Reject Generated Electricity Loads Allocated to Them
Why Kwara Can’t Hold Council Election 
In the President’s Interest
Senate Majority Leader Prevented by Angry Youths from Entering Constituency 
Apapa: Shame of a Nation
Buhari And The Marabouts

The Nation

Tinubu warns military rule advocates: don’t try it
CBN lifts naira with $255m
Verdict reserved in PDP dispute
Lagos terminates N844b Fourth Mainland Bridge contract
Adeleke: Coroner fixes Monday for verdict
Fayose’s panel to probe Fayemi begins work
Protesters storm courts
APC chieftain urges Anioma on consensus candidate
Lamido visits detained PDP chair in prison
MASSOB anniversary march holds in Onitsha
FIBA Basketball World Cup 2019: Nigeria, others are not pushovers, says Angola’s Costa
NIGERIA VS SOUTH AFRICA: Bafana spies Iheanacho, Moses, Iwobi, others
African Boxing Championship moved to June
Olympic gold medalists bares it all on reality show
Moyes resigns at Sunderland
Pro Boxing: Apochi, Ajagba join ranks
Stan Kroenke not ready to sell Arsenal shares
‘For Abia, recession is blessing in disguise’
Obaseki is repositioning Edo, says Ihonvbere
Former PDP spokesman accuses defectors of selfishness
August date for Biola Alabi’s ‘Banana Island Ghost’
Francis Duru, Cynthia Agholor, others star in ‘Diplomatic Strings’
‘The Quartet’ moot film industry development fund
Fayose seeks to complete aborted 2006 tenure 
I’m bona fide Oba of Lagos, Akiolu tells court
NGO donates hospital materials to hospitals
Nursing mother charged with theft
Fake tinted glass permit dealer held
NUT urges Ondo state to recruit more teachers
Human trafficking proceeds hit $32b, says ECOWAS chair
FMBN disburses N2.3b housing renovation loans
Fed Govt slams higher interest rate on tax debtors
CAC phases out physical application submission



Reps Move To Get More Revenue Sources For Maritime Sector
Federation Election: Yakmut To Vie For Volleyball Presidency
Be Equipped To Save Women, Osinbajo Tasks Hospitals
Court Martial Of Benue Air Force Personnel For Murder Of Estranged Lover Begins
PMG-MAN Lauds Executive Order On Security Of Medicines
Budget: DPR To Spend N828m On Travels, Software Upgrade, Others
Odua Youth Tourney To Unite South West – Ooni
Africa Takes On Europe, Asia For WHO Top Job
FG Unveils Plans To Check Ebola At Seaports
Medical Second Opinion Debuts In Nigeria
Dasukigate: Aliyu Musa’s Properties Under Investigation – EFCC
Amina Mohammed As Deputy Secretary General Of The UN
Baxter Plots To Shock Eagles
Ronaldo: I’m Not A Devil
2 Arrested Over Edo Generator Fumes Deaths
Recession: Engineers’ Forum Seeks Investment In Infrastructure, Solid Minerals, Agriculture As Way Out
Nigerian Women Are Becoming Too Busy To Seek Healthcare — Dr. Matilda Kerry-Osazuwa
Coup: Don’t Ever Try It, Tinubu, Reps Warn Army
Adeleke: Coroner Fixes Monday For Verdict On Post Mortem
Biafra Anniversary: Police Arrest 150 In Enugu, Calabar, Delta, Ebonyi
CBN Injects $205m As Naira Falls To N379/$
Price Of Cooking Gas Rises By 100 % In One Year
I’ll Resign If We Don’t Achieve Self Sufficiency In Crude Oil Refining By 2019 – Kachikwu
Ekiti Govt Yet To Receive Any Official Request On Moji Olaiya’s Burial – Fayose’s Aide
Katy Perry To Pocket $25million As “American Idol” Judge
Harrysong, Orezi To Come Together For Real Deal Experience
Tinubu Bankrolls Air Freight Of Moji Olaiya’s Body
Rape Trial: Moment Of Truth For Cosby
Politics, Leadership And Accountability: The Role Of The People By Femi Falana,
British Court Awards Ibori £1 Compensation
Ekiti 2018: Fayose Drops Bomshell, Says He Would Contest To Complete
Osinbajo, IBB, Abdulsalami, Sultan Other Save Sanusi’s Stool
Fayose To Probe Fayemi’s Tenure
Federation Election: Yakmut To Vie For Volleyball Presidency
Baxter Plots To Shock Eagles
Sputtering Pogba Seeks Stockholm Salvation



FG, Jose Foundation Curbing Child Sexual Abuse
AJ Carbon Copy Of Me – Klitschko
We’ll Use Growing Popularity Of Bauchi Golf Tourney To Our Advantage, Bauchi Gov Pledges
I’ll Use Sports To End Unrest In Niger Delta – Boroh
Federation Elections: Shun Destructive Politicking, Onyeama Calls To Contestants
Bridging Infrastructure Deficit For National Devt
Collaboration Key To Smooth Digital Switchover
Bridging Infrastructure Deficit For National Devt
Science Technology
Senate Vs Executive: Are Nights Of Long Knives Here?
Gov Dankwambo’s Deft Public Service Experience Has Paid-off In Gombe –…

The Guardian

Lagos residents will resist military coup, Tinubu vows
Sheriff loses bid to stop Makarfi’s appeal at Supreme Court
19 killed in terror blast at UK pop concert
2 hours ago World
Ousted South Korean leader Park goes on trial
MASSOB, IPOB stage rally to sensitise on sit-at-home order
Tension in Delta communities over fresh attack by herdsmen
Gunmen behead one, kill four in Rivers
Kano Assembly suspends Sanusi’s probe
Cab driver in search of favour charm loses N4m to herbalist
Mourinho bets the house on Europa League glory
Juve sign Cuadrado on permanent deal
Griezmann says six out of 10 chances of United move
Arsenal in talks to sign Henry Onyekuru
You don’t win games on empty stomach, 3SC players tell management
LMC, referees deserve praise for improved officiating, says Nwosu
Nigeria loses fresh $30b ICT investment to South Africa
Stakeholders chart path to logistics industry growth
Dangote Flour Mills to improve customer engagement
FBN Holdings shareholders approve bank’s N7.18b total dividend

Editorial: Economy: Actualise double digit growth rate
The Delphic letter
Giant strides of the Ajele
Open letter to President Macron
Oxfam’s twisted view on poverty 
Fayose inaugurates panel to probe Fayemi’s tenure
Court sacks APGA chairman, Victor Oye
IPAC urges lawmakers to unbundle INEC ahead 2019 elections
I’ll recontest to complete my tenure, says Fayose
I am the bonafide Oba of Lagos, Akiolu tells court


The Sun

Lagos shops for new investors for 4th Mainland Bridge project
I’ll contest 2018 Ekiti guber poll to compensate for truncated first tenure – Fayose
Manhunt for killers of Nigerian pastor in US
Manchester terror attach casualty now 22
N6bn probe: Sanusi begs
•Kano Assembly suspends investigation •Osinbajo, IBB, Abdulsalami, Dangote intervene 
Coup: Tinubu, Reps dare military
•We’ll resist it, they vow 
London court awards Ibori £1 for unlawful detention
41m Nigeria TV lines, economic potential –Lai Mohammed
PDP crisis: Sheriff fails to stop Makarfi at Supreme Court
Trump in Bethlehem for talks with Palestinian president

How security agents unleash terror on Nigerians
A TASTE OF HELL: Kerosene explosion makes life horrible for 11-year-old girl
•We need help; no one will see Esther and hold back tears, says family 
Fate of a varsity
■ Uneasy calm at Plateau University, Bokkos, as institute operates for 12 years without course accreditation,
Two princes challenge position of Oba of Lagos in court
3,000 PDP, APC members defect to APGA in Anambra
…As Aguleri youths berate Ezeonwuka over comments 
Abia guber: Settle with Ikpeazu, Supreme Court admonishes Nwosu
2019: Igbo won’t repeat mistake of last election –Eneh
FG to impose 5% charge on tax defaulters
Stakeholders move to crash oil production cost to $2 per barrel
…Target 40% reduction 
I’ll resign if fuel importation continues by 2019 – Kachikwu
AFCON 2019 qualifier: Eagles’ll fly past Bafana Bafana –Adepoju
Onyekuru may consider Arsenal move, to miss Eagles debut
Europa ticket excites Eagles defender
TSA has done more harm to Nigeria’s economy –Mayor Godwin Ngozi-Obi
EDITORIAL: Waiting for 2017 Budget assent and implementation


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