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

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

Compiled by Demola Adefajo 

The Punch

Finally, NNPC pays N450bn Federation Account debt
2017 budget: NASS under attack for slashing, Lagos-Ibadan road, others’ votes
INEC writes to Melaye, begins recall process July 3
Etisalat, lenders disagree over $1.2bn loan repayment
Should National Assembly consider National Confab report?
New NCAC stakeholders seek rebirth in culture sector
Writers, artists to converge on Kaduna for KabaFest
Moji Olaiya burial film: IFC, Bayowa tackle each other
A spelling bee of whippersnapper and bugaboo
Immoral books: Authors disowns writers
Don’t put salary payment under LG –NUT
Underage pupils join social media for gambling –Survey
FG to mobilise N2.5bn investment for YouWin SMEs
Manufacturers battle rising freight, demurrage at seaports
Osun cocoa industry now processes 20,000 tonnes daily
Expert explains why cassava farmers are poor
IBEDC to spend N5bn on asset, customer enumeration
After two years, Osinbajo inaugurates privatisation council
Nigerian yam for export to UK, US next week
Homeowners’ scheme: Amosun wants corrupt officials exposed
FG electrifies 37 varsities, seven hospitals with off-grid power
Fed polls: 20 petitioners storm Appeals Committee
Joshua can rule heavyweight for years – Chisora
Bankruptcy shocks Becker
Enyeama set for Burkinabe competition
LASG pledges waivers on import, export licences
Venatius advises FG on laboratory equipment production
Food security: Ogun gets 20,000 tonnes of fertilizer
NB targets 60% local raw materials
A’Ibom govt spends N3.3bn on fertilizer
‘Poor infrastructure may hinder ease of doing business’
Zenith b’ball: Dolphins, IGP win
Iheanacho under pressure from Leicester
Confed Cup: Cameroon disappoint again
Ohanaeze, Afenifere, Balarabe knock Kwankwaso for backing anti-Igbo threat
Judicial commission probing Fayemi begins sitting
Lagos wants accountants to help generate revenue
May & Baker, 44 others push stock market lower
Pupils need to know more about Nigeria’s history – Childville School
Court refuses to dismiss $1.6bn fraud charges against Omokore, others
Mounting national debt amid waste
Five ways to improve online banking security
Kidnap threat: Parents storm Kankon school
Kung fu: Federal Government invites Chinese company, victim
Policewoman prevents debt payment over PUNCH’s report
Court remands Lagos pastor for beheading seven-year-old
Warring youths kill eight, threaten to abduct priest, pupils
Baby sold for N650,000 reunites with parents
Nigerians ask: Who supplies kidnapper Evans assorted shirts in police detention?
 10 escape death as four-storey building collapses
FG to consider special intervention funds for NAPTIP in 2018 budget
FG committed to securing the country – Minister
Ebonyi APC repositions ahead of 2019- Chairman
Obaseki appoints ex-SSG, ThisDay editor as SAs
CRS controversy: CAN wants curriculum suspended
C’ River yet to commence school feeding programme
Controversy as Falz tells singers to stop praising ‘Yahoo Boys’
Five things to know before selecting a web host
Six effective ways to promote your start-up online
Editorial: Mounting national debt amid waste
Osotimehin, the Baba and their Bob
Ifeakandu’s story for 2017 Caine Prize is 3D
Corruption: Osinbajo’s indictment of our churches
When slavemasters are in power


Crude Oil Bounces Back Above $ 45 Per Barrel , Despite Glut
Lagos , 13 th Most Expensive City to Live in the World
Nnamdi Kanu: No Election in South -east Without Biafra Referendum
Nigeria Will Remain One United Country, Says Sultan
APC governors identify bad governance as cause of agitations Labour warns against hate speeches
Osinbajo Summons Security Chiefs, Deploys More Troops in Taraba
NCP: Osinbajo Inaugurates Adeosun, Emefiele, Others
FG, States, LGs Share N462bn for May as Allocation Improves
Crude Oil Bounces Back Above $45 Per Barrel Despite Glut
INEC Formally Writes Dino Melaye, to Begin Recall Process July 3
NUPENG: Apapa Gridlock May Lead to Fuel Scarcity
Court Remands Ex-minister, Akinjide in EFCC Custody
DHQ Denies Allegation of Service Chief Extending Military Careers of Course Mates
CAN to FG: Publish Details of the New Education Curriculum
NEITI: Over $21.8bn Unaccounted for by NNPC
FG Declares June 26, 27 Public Holidays
European Countries Deport 34 Nigerians
Concession of Port Harcourt Refinery: 20 Rights Groups Drag FG to Court
Kaduna Plans Disarmament Programme in Southern Kaduna
Lagos Police Keep Mum over Alleged Kidnappers’ Threat to Storm Badagry School
Magu, Runsewe Seek Cultural Reorientation as Panacea to Fighting Corruption
No Alternative to True Federalism, Kalu, Agbakoba, Others Insist
Suspected Militant: Why We Blew up Agip Oil Pipeline in Bayelsa
Mambilla Violence: Ishaku Appeals for Calm, Prayers
Youth Leaders Condemn Arewa, Militants’ Quit Notices
AGIP Commends NDDC on New Strategy for Regional Development
Suspended Ekiti Lawmaker Shuns PDP’s Disciplinary Panel
Ogbeh: Nigeria Striving to be World’s Top Yam Exporter
Niger Govt Seeks Release of Ecological Funds to Tackle Flood, Erosion
Ijaw Youths Demand Nigeria’s Restructuring
Death Sentence: Upcoming Artiste Vows to Kill Nigerians Over Evans
Brass LNG Project Deserves Special Attention, Dickson Tells FG
Cross River Government Urges Workers End Strike
Fish Out Criminals in Cloak of Herdsmen, Okowa Charges Delta Police
Court Remands American National in Kirikiri for Alleged $565,000 Green Card Fraud
Ekiti Owes Pensioners N20bn
CBN Warns against Abuse of the Naira
FCMB Creates Banking Platform for Youths
Expect Better Performance from DMO, Nwankwo Assures Nigerians
FG Urged to Develop Maritime Transport Policy for Economic Devt
Without Clear Economic Policy, Airlines Won’t Survive, Operators Warn
NPA MD Visits Port to Assess Implementation of Executive Order
Amaechi’s Aides, PDP Bicker over Wike’s Allegations against Ex-gov’s Wife
2019: No Imposition of Candidates in Plateau PDP, Says Jang
Early Warnings – Key Risk Indicators
Propelled by an Unpleasant Past
‘Tenacity is The Key to Business Success’
Top Nigerian Artistes Throw Weight on GoodFathers Foundation
RCCG Province 44 Trains 200 in skill Acquisition
Demekaa, Cole-Kotas Win Air France Invitational Golf Tourney
LMC Rearranges League Fixtures
Zenith B/Ball: Dolphins, IGP Queens in Bright Start
Oscar Slammed with Eight-match Ban in China
Cameroon’s Hope Dented by Australia Draw
Enyeama Welcomes Burkina Faso’s Koffi to Lille
We Need An Abdulsalami Now More Than Ever

The Nation

 APC governors back true federalism, restructuring
 Falana: man giving Igbo quit notice lives in Lagos
 Banks reject Etisalat’s $58.9m payment plan
 Lawmakers cut N21b off Lagos-Ibadan road vote
 Court remands Akinjide, Otiti in EFCC’s custody
 Ondo, Osun motorists groan over collapsed Mokwa Bridge
Russia 2017: Semi-final hopes in jeopardy as Australia, Cameroon draw 1-1
YouWin Programme to mobilise N2.5b equity annually
Middle Belt backs 12 regional structures for Nigeria
Osinbajo condemns violent attacks in Taraba
Offa poly promotes 317 workers
LMC Dedicates Match Day 26 to Emeteole
Bosso lauds NFF over payment of coaches’ salaries
Akwa United too strong to fall apart, boasts Aremu
Eduwo, Preko emerge LBA winners for May
MFM’s Egbe set to resume full training
Russia 2017: Semi-final hopes in jeopardy as Australia, Cameroon draw 1-1
Aruna Quadri dazzles with wife at The Nation
Controversy over Ekiti panel of inquiry
100 days: Akeredolu on course in Ondo
Ebonyi APC repositions ahead of 2019 – Chairman
Fathia Balogun shoots advocacy movie
10 finalists emerge in GCGT7
Nigerian media celebrate World Music Day
How to reduce sickle cell patients, by hospital
Burn victim needs N2m for surgery
Firm introduces early cancer detection machine
American ‘dupes’ Nigerians of $565,000
Dad: I’ll sacrifice my ambition for my daughter’s freedom’
Navy deploy stations in Akwa Ibom waterways
Bakassi IDPs get N8.7m conditional cash transfer
Top rules for sophisticated guys
REA, varsities sign MoU for energizing education Programme
NBC rewards schools’debate winners
‘Niger Delta peace critical to delivering budget 2017’
‘Bumper maize, soybean harvest for Northern farmers’
N2.5b investment coming from YouWin Programme
Nimbus launches first Shopping Mall Guide


Alleged Sheep Gives Birth To A Human Lamb
 Build Ranches For Herdsmen, Cleric Urges FG
 6 Essential Tips To Have An Unforgettable Trip To Tarkwa Bay
 PDP Flays FG Over Alleged Neglect Of Rivers, N-Delta
 Quit Notice: Nigeria Needs To Be Restructured To Remain United — Retd DIG Ekpoudom
 Six European Countries Deport 34 Nigerians
 5 Things To Know Before S A Web Hosting Provider
 Ex-militant Leaders Demand 30% Of Surveillance Fund
 FG Reforms, Sells 142 Enterprises; Inaugurates 5th NCP
 4 Reasons A Blog Doesn’t Grow As Expected
 5 Interesting Reasons Why Talking To Yourself Is Not A Sign Of Craziness
 Ramadan: Jetvan Offers Free Labour, Diagnostics
 .. Stand Up And Fight Those Promoting Division, Hate; NLC Tells Nigerians
 Mohaz Group Builds Biggest Poultry Farm In South-east
 FAAC Disburses N418.8bn To FG, States, LGs In May—NBS
 Enyeama Ready To Groom Burkina Faso Keeper For Lille
 Nigeria Car Of The Year, Peugeot 301 Undergoes Model Change
CAN Demands Return To Old Curriculum On Religious Knowledge
LAGOS SCHOOL KIDNAP DAY 30: Security Beef-up In Colleges Amid Fresh Threats
Naira Watch: Naira Stable At N364/$ As NNPC Completes Refund Of N450bn To Govt
Reconstruction: Apapa-Wharf Road Gridlock Can Result To Fuel Scarcity — NUPENG
HMOs Paid N60bn Admin Fee – Usman
Taraba Killings: Osinbajo Summons Security Chiefs, Gov Darius
The Person Behind Quit Notice To Igbos Lives In Lagos – Falana
Bukas & Joints Season 4 Hits Screens
BET Set To Honour Yvonne Chaka Chaka
Marriage Saga: Tonto Dikeh, Another Opens Can Of Worms
6,000 Pornographic Movies Seized At Just Two Areas In Jos
Kim Kardashian To Have Surrogate For Third Baby
Court Did Not Bar Me From Seeking Adjournment – Metuh
Weak Governance, Poor Law Enforcement Cause Of Secessionist Threats – APC Govs
My Fighting Bello Not Because Of Taofiq Isah, But For Good Governance – Senator Melaye
Quit Notice: Desist From Beating Drums Of War- Bode George
Osimhen: I Have A Point To Prove At Wolfsburg
Niger, Bayelsa Emerge Champions Of Nestle Milo Basketball Championships
Liverpool Completes Signing Of Mohamed Salah
Australia, Cameroon Settle For 1-1 Draw At Confederations Cup
WAEC Says Delay In Collection Of GCE Certificates Attracts Custody Fee

The Guardian

Middle Belt, northern minorities seek 12 regions, 54 states
Ghana ahead of Nigeria in aviation hub race
Shittu says investors coming with $4b for rural telephony
China’s top diplomat holds talks with Trump on North Korea
Saraki: FG’s appeal against CCT ruling does not bother me
North Korea conducts rocket engine test
Republicans unveil Senate health bill, but lack votes to pass it
Juncker says Britain’s plan for EU citizens ‘not sufficient’
Mob beats police officer to death in Indian Kashmir
Prosecutors not against replacing Messi jail term with fine
‘Rohr’s Super Eagles need African football mentality to beat Indomitable Lions’
Football losing its humanity with Video Assistance Referee
Sanchez blanks Arsenal talk as Chile, Germany set for semis
National sports federations’ appeals committee gets 20 petitions
Liverpool sign Mohamed Salah from Roma
Bayelsa seals NDDC’s office in Yenagoa over N336m tax liability
CBN engages Ogun farmers, SMEs on financial interventions
Red Star Express shares business insights at ‘SME1000’ forum
Exclusive offer enhanced on Emirates’ economy class
Editorial Passage of the Petroleum Industry Governance Bill
Nigeria: A conflict of interest
Atiku not threat to Buhari in 2019, says Adamawa APC
Cracked wall of Rivers’ APC and consequences for 2019 elections
‘2014 confab enough to solve national problems’
Court remands American over alleged $565,000 fraud
Italian kidnapper, killers of area commander arrested in Delta
Prodigy, key force in East Coast hip-hop, dead at 42
Actress Emma Watson takes feminist book happening to Paris
Ron Howard to take over ‘Star Wars’ Han Solo spin-off
Cosby planning ‘town halls’ after sex assault mistrial
Hair dye, chemical relaxers can elevate risk of developing breast cancer
Nigerian plant extract stops memory loss
Common water treatments could damage genetic material
How gene editing could boost intelligence, by study
A tyranny in the cloak of democracy
Abubakar Momoh: It is tough to say goodbye

The Sun

Anambra Partners UNIDO on Technical Education
APC governors blame ethnic agitations on weak governance
…Seek national consultations
How NASS padded works ministry’s 2017 budget
•Lagos/Ibadan highway, 2nd Niger Bridge, others threatened
Kaduna: Court restrains El-Rufai from sacking over 4,000 traditional leaders
Police kill 4 robbers rescue 9 hostages in Rivers
5 feared dead in Cross River communal clash
Rivers: Wike sacks commissioner
Homeowners’ charter: Amosun urges public to blow whistle on corrupt officials
Alleged graft: Ekiti panel begins Fayemi’s probe
CAN rejects FG’s position on CRK, IRK merger 
Reps, NHIS differ on fate of HMOs
Nigerians must talk, says NOA DG
FG plans N2.5bn equity investments for SMEs
Anambra guber: Nwobodo, Kalu commend APC aspirants
Aba industrialists protest high electricity tariff
Here lies Prof. VE Chikwendu, the fairest teacher
How society makes life difficult for albinos
Day woman flogged me until I ran out of bus –Sam Anyamele, actor
Osinbajo and the power in dialogue
When will Nigeria honour Omeruah?
Re: Arewa youths, quit notice and safety assurances
How to out-sell your competitorsRecall: Melaye faces battle of his life
Rivers 2019: Wike will be re-elected –Cleric
Etisalat crisis worsens banks’ debt exposure –Report
…As analysts predict CBN intervention likely
Currency management gulps N192bn, says CBN
FG targets $8bn forex earning from yam export
Ahead Cameroon clash: NFF to enforce new camp rule for Eagles
LMC dedicates Match Day 26 to Emeteole
… Abia Warriors mourn
Assembly requests FG’s intervention at Enugu airport
EDITORIAL: Bringing kidnappers to justice


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