News Headlines June 27,  2017. Headlines from Nigeria’s major newspapers

News Headlines June 27,  2017. Headlines from Nigeria’s major newspapers

Compiled by Demola Adefajo 

The Punch

The Punch
You’ve stark, worrisome knowledge, Fashola tells lawmakers
Kidnappers, ritual killers’ den discovered beside Ondo Assembly
Police yet to decide on Evans’ arraignment
We suspect sabotage in church fire incident –CAN
Two policemen killed in town crisis
Harsh verdicts await unqualified candidates, S’Court tells political parties
Electricity: FG seeks $5bn loan from World Bank
IITA stresses importance of innovation in agriculture
Customs generated N239.4bn revenue in first quarter – Ministry
‘Nigeria lost 25 million barrels of crude in March’
Foreign firms to develop solar projects across Nigeria
Army meets Taraba monarchs, LG officers over killings
Oyo invests in silo construction
CBN hails Obiano on security, salaries
Sallah: Ortom, Masari, Glo felicitate with Muslims
Ayade appointees sensitise electorate
Jonathan urges Nigerians to pray for peace
Anti-Igbo threat: Yakassai, Junaid Mohammed call for calm
Police charge Beninese with false Nigerian citizenship
Recall: Jemibewon, Lambo, Bello back Melaye
APC denies attack on Adeleke’s campaign train
We’ve not released names of LG candidates –Lagos APC
Psychiatric tests: Wrong-headed approach by the FRSC
Constitution has answers to ethnic agitations, says ex-S’Court judge
Seek diplomatic solution to end Bakassi crisis, expert tells FG
Tompolo’s kinsmen threaten to shut down Chevron operation
Nigeria is now Africa’s largest ICT market – Tickoo
DQ, WEF target one million children for digital learning
As Onuorah Nzekwu’s homeward journey begins
NANTAP Playwriting contest to produce future dramatists – Adeniran
 Odeka remembers General Abisoye’s unpublished book
OAU VC, researchers hinge Africa’s economic development on innovation
Osun by-election: Group predicts victory for APC, PDP kicks
‘Youths need entrepreneurial skills to succeed’
Ondo disburses N230m bursary to 5,216 students
UI worried over half-baked graduates
Seek diplomatic solution to end Bakassi crisis, expert tells FG
Constitution has answers to ethnic agitations, says ex-S’Court judge
Police yet to decide on Evans’ arraignment
Abandoned 10-year-old pupil breaks down after ridicule from schoolmates
Police arrest five robbers terrorising motorists in VI
22-year-old girl sacked for not wearing bra to work
$12m bridge collapses two weeks after presidential inspection
Abuja Church fire: Pastor Adefarasin speaks out
Dangerous Werner targets Confed Cup glory
Edo FA to hold Amodu memorial lecture
I want to fight Joshua in Lagos – Fury
Nigerian boxers fail in Congo
StarTimes assures fans of Confed Cup semis
We won’t underestimate Remo – Akwa
‘Nigerians spend N300bn on education in Ghana annually’
Singer Niyola goes nude to advice women
Nigerian rapper, Sauce Kid, gets two-year jail in America for stealing $15,388
Saraki, Kikwete lament high maternal deaths in Africa
Weird reasons you’re gaining weight
Editorial: NERC and DisCos’ reluctance to meter customers
What’s your university’s reputation in the world?
Nnamdi Kanu and the lure of megalomania
AMCON’s dubious economic function
What I will do if I am a teacher
Regular sex good for men, hardly benefits women —Study
PDP govs back APC’s counterparts call for restructuring

B’Haram suicide bombers attack UNIMAID, kill 16



Team Nigeria Vows to Win 8th African Arm Wrestling Championship
IBB Backs Restructuring as Jonathan Urges Caution Against Hate Speech
Fashola: N’Assembly’s Personal Attacks Failed to Address Issues I Raised
Delays in Gas Projects Hinder Addition of 2,000MW to National Grid
AfDB President, Adesina, Wins Prestigious World Food Prize
ASUU: 38 Universities Have Increased School Fees Due to Poor Funding
S’Court Takes 15 Years to Deliver Judgment in Land Dispute
Yoruba Assembly Demands Referendum, Says Nigerian Unity Negotiable
N’Assembly Legal Dept Advises Leadership to Stay Action on A’Ibom Senatorial Seat
Shehu Sani: Nigerians Need Update on President’s Health
Na’Allah: Senate Cannot Be Scrapped
Cyber Attack: Nigeria Named among World’s Highest Risk Countries
Seven Suicide Bombers Unleashed on Maiduguri
Abacus Introduces Teaching Aid to Simplify Mathematics
Ooni Rejoices with Muslims, Cautions against Crimes, Hate Speeches
Parent-Teacher Motivation Handbook for Launch
Tension Grips Enugu Community over Farmers, Herdsmen Disagreement
Kogi Leaders Declare Support for Melaye
Police Arrest Suspected Ritualists In Ondo.
IPOB Replies Kwankwaso: Igbo Leaders Can’t Stop Quest for Biafra
IPAC Decries Frustration of Youths in Voter Registration Exercise
AWLO Wants Women Dignity Preserved through Entrepreneurship
Workers’ Strike: Ayade Invokes No-work-no-pay Policy
Tambuwal: Sokoto Targets N1bn Education Levy Annually
Oil Majors to Divert Capital from Upstream to Renewables, Says Report
Power: N1.3bn Daily Earning Deferred over System Constraints
Ibadan Disco Begins N5bn Asset, Customer Enumeration Project
Dangote Refinery Orders Clean Technology Services from DuPont
FG Launches Uninterrupted Power Supply Scheme in Eight Universities
NLC Demands Review of Tax Policies
War of Attrition in Ekiti
From Peaceful Transition to Political Turbulence
PDP Chieftain Gears up for 2019 Polls
The Struggle for St. Gregory’s Soul
Protecting Human Rights in Times of Insurgency and Civil Disorder
Nigerian Army: The Burden of Investigating Allegations of Human Rights Violations
EDO FA Holds Amodu Memorial Lecture
NASK Urges Nigerian Karatekas to Tap from Sensei Sherry’s Experience
Monaco’s Bakayoko Close to Chelsea Switch
Frank de Boer is New Crystal Palace Boss
Mikel Expected Back in Two Weeks
Egyptian Star Ready for Nigerian Ladies in Morocco
Buhari and the Hausa Language

The Nation

 IBB backs state police, more power for states
 Row over N701b GENCOs’ loans
 Customs generates N239.4b in Q1
 Suspected Evans guns supplier under probe
 U.S. Supreme Court revives Trump travel ban order
 Fashola: National Assembly should address issues
 Babangida joins ‘true’ federalism campaign
 16 killed in Maiduguri multiple explosions
 Nigeria set to displace Ghana as top yam exporter, says minister
 Suspected gun men kidnap wine dealer in Ughelli
French Club Nantes Unveils Claudio Ranieri as New Manager
Federation holds trial for African Armwrestling Championship
Another Nigerian crashes out at World Taekwondo Championships
De Boer Appointed Palace Boss
Chelsea to complete £61m move for Alex Sandro
Serena Williams will be 700 on return -McEnroe
Jose Mourinho loses dad
CVR: Adamawa to declare public holiday
Katsina to convene stakeholders’ summit on way forward for LGCs – Masari
Lillian Esoro named GMA Ambassador
Olajumoke launches reality show, thanks supporters
Pardon C features Jose Chameleon in ‘Bele Bele’
Police arrest five armed robbers in Lagos
Three held for alleged robbery
Parents, hospital clash over only child’s death
Group backs Fashola on Lagos-Ibadan road
Nigeria‘ll not break up, say Okunnu, Gbajabiamila
Top 6 Nigerian celebrities with real ‘Grass to Grace’ stories
Man killed by gunmen in Yenagoa not NYSC member – Spokesman
Court sets aside $2.5b judgment by Shell, Esso against NNPC
EU’s rejection of Nigerian produce: LCCI supports certification
Customs to auction seized goods July 1
Banks battle for Etisalat’s soul


 How I Almost Lost Re-election In 2015 —Okorocha
 The Most Strategic Bet I Ever Made
 Excess Oil Supply, Unstable Market Affect Operations – CEO, Energia
 No Oil From N-Delta If North Sabotages Osinbajo – Militants
 Global Gas Consumption Rises By 1.5% – Report
 Gov Dickson Moves To Save Ijaw Nation
 Eagles Video Analyst Completes Spying Mission On Cameroon
 Bandits Attack, Rape IAUE Students
C-River Govt Restriction On Keke Napep: Traders, Commuters, Tricycle Operators Cry Out
Century Energy, Excel E&P, Millenium Oil & Gas Set To Produce First Oil
Toyin Saraki Leads Global Call For Midwives Support
Another Look At Kogi’s Agriculture Initiative
Ooni, Fayemi, Olujimi Others Launch Book On Akeredolu’s Election
Buhari’s Govt Has Divided Nigerians More Than Ever Before — Fayose
 It’s Mischievous To Say Osinbajo Outperforms Buhari — UNONGO
 Sickle Cell: Mrs Buhari Wants Medical Check-up Before Marriage
 Global Gas Consumption Rises By 1.5% – Report
Time To Restructure Nigeria Has Come, Says IBB
JJC Skillz, Funke Akindele Expecting Twins
Comedian Mimicko, Glitz Entertainment Sign Mgt Deal
When Omawumi Stepped Out With ‘Timeless’
Full List Of 2017 BET Awards Winners
People Think I Hate The North; That’s Not True – Kanu
Jonathan Still Has So Much To Offer Nigeria – Fani-Kayode
Osun PDP: Folarin, Coker, Others Laud Omisore’s Peace Efforts
Ekiti 2018: Oni Has Best Credentials To Be Gov – Group
Eagles Video Analyst Completes Spying Mission On Cameroon
Don’t Take Indomitable Lions’ Clash For Granted, Obuh Warns Eagles
Cameroon Living On Past Successes — Broos
I’m Ready For Nigeria, Others – Dina Meshref
Jose Mourinho Loses Dad

The Sun

Multiple suicide bomb attacks kill 16 in Borno
… Gov approves N50m for trenches, special guards’ allowances
26 states owe workers one to 16 months salaries –NULGE
Igbo made to suffer over civil war –Fayose
Eid-el-Fitri: Transporters, mall owners lament low patronage
IPOB replies Kwankwaso
•Says Igbo leaders who condemn Biafra not relevant
Nigeria’ll meet 6.1m tonnes rice demand this year –CBN
Nobody has right to issue quit notice, says Wike 
Heads to roll in police over Evans’ armed robbery case
IBB okays restructuring
If you’re not happy with govt, vote right in 2019 – Ooni
Staff development, welfare, key to our administration –Ambode
Customs generates N239.4bn in first quarter
NTI kicks off advocacy on Green Teacher Programme   
Petroleum minister, AuGF agree to partner
FG begins training of 7,500 tax advocates
• Niger State House of Assembly in rowdy session as Campaign for Democracy, parents condemn govt.
National Assembly and the budget
Ahiara priests and the Catholic Church
Security agencies, cross-carpeting politicians must be called to order -Okoye
Ikoyigate: Osinbajo panel unfit to investigate Oke, SGF –Ex-speaker
Arewa quit order to Igbo blessing -APC chieftain
Import duty racket: Controversy over $20bn food import bill
Sona Agro Allied Foods commences biscuit export to Ghana
Obasanjo, AfDB, IITA, partner 5 states to stem food crisis
Russia 2018 World Cup qualifier: FIFA Confederations Cup has exposed Cameroon –Adepoju
Hull City urged to move for Musa
•As Anderlecht leaks Onyekuru’s transfer details
Edo FA holds Amodu memorial lecture
Customs generates N239.4bn in first quarter
EDITORIAL: Wasting federal assets in Lagos
National Assembly and the budget
Ahiara priests and the Catholic Church



It Is Time To Restructure Nigeria , Says IBB
Uneasy Calm In Rivers Over Sack Of Commissioners
ASUU Raises The Alarm Over Fee Increase 
Public Offer : SEC Gives Subscribers Deadline To Consolidate . . .
Nigeria, Mexico Trade Volume Hits $600m
10 Insurance Firms Pay N33bn Claims To Nigerians
38 Nigerian Universities Increase Tuition Fees
AIB: Aviation Unions Kick Over Sirika’s 5% Remittance Order To FAAN
Eid al-Fitr
Constitution Amendment: Lawmakers To Retain Seats If Appointed Into Commissions
Oyo-Ita: Building A People-oriented Civil Service
Tompolo’s Kinsmen Write Osibanjo Over Chevron’s Alleged Threat To Peace
Obaseki Orders Employment Of 4,200 Youths
Lagos Upgrades 40 Primary Health Care Centres
Kogi: Okun Elite Declare Support For Dino Melaye
Sultan’s C’ttee To Recommend Sacking Of Sokoto’s Unqualified Teachers
50 Year-old Spinster Weds Heartrob In Abuja
SIP Abacus Proffers Solutions To Learning Mathematics
Cyber Threat: Nigeria, 4 African Nations Among World’s 10 Riskiest Countries
NAFDAC Advises Exporters To Stop Embarrassing Nigeria
Bakers Appeal To Millers Over High Cost Of Flour
Osinbajo: The Making Of First Three -In –One
Kogi: Okun Elite Declare Support For Dino Melaye
APC Has Poor National Visibility – Sajoh
‘Why Senate Is Yet To Swear In Akwa Ibom Senator’
Bird Flu: FG To Compensate Ebonyi Poultry Farmers
Bureau Blames Scarcity Of International Passport Booklet On High Dollar Rate
2017 Budget: Fashola Replies NASS
Adi Sets MLS Goal Record
Ranking: McEnroe Bombs Serena
Be Confident, Focused Dalung Charges C’wealth Youth Athletes


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