News Headlines July 4,  2017. Headlines from Nigeria’s major newspapers

News Headlines July 4,  2017. Headlines from Nigeria’s major newspapers

Compiled by Demola Adefajo 

The Punch

Suspected cult members attack Lagos BRT driver
Nigeria now in state of emergency, says Dogara
INEC releases timetable for Melaye’s recall
Justice Ngwuta lied to get two diplomatic passports –NIS officer
Watch your grammar even on social media (1)
Badoo: Lagos comedian lynched as residents, landlords buy more weapons
Pupils on holiday from Cotonou disappear in Lagos
Court remands six for killing bank agent
Buhari’s aide petitions IG over nephew’s murder
Navy destroys 500 illegal refineries
Gunmen rob policemen, kill one in Delta
2019: Ex-PDP ministers scout for presidential candidate
$20m fraud: Court orders Patience Jonathan to pay EFCC N50,000
Abuja indigenes reject North
Sambo’s house raid: PDP, APC exchange words on anti-graft war
Superhighway funding
By-election:INEC posts Delta REC to Osun
Nigeria has highest tuberculosis rate in Africa –Health minister
Secession: ‘Igbo’ll be greater losers’
Lagos arraigns Lekki Gardens MD for manslaughter
Anambra CP laments as five die in auto crash
Stakeholders seek right policy for maritime sector
INEC’s poor election conduct threat to unity –Wike
Ahiara: Rejection of Pope’s appointee insulting, says priest
FG opposes bail for illegal firearms importers
Kidnappers getting victims through social media – Don
Police quiz Kwara monarchs over communal clashes
Maitama Sule dies at 87, Buhari, Osinbajo, others mourn
EFCC charges military officers, bankers with N339m pension fraud
Amaechi is my god – Uchendu
DMO and the paradox of ‘debt management’
Legislators to meet in Lagos to review 1999 constitution
The world’s slimmest laptop
Last Letter To God: The diary of a youth
APC chief escapes assassination near Jonathan’s home
Teenage girl live-streams best friend’s rape onto the internet
Disabled woman suspected of child kidnap, beaten to death
Troops arrest 28, uncover factory supplying guns to criminals
Maitama Sule died when Nigeria needed him most – Wabara, others
Akeredolu didn’t appropriate N795m for gifts – APC
Plateau recalls over 2,000 dismissed teachers
Maitama Sule a detribalised Nigerian, says Saraki
Renovating for profit
Ways to keep your account in check
FG owes IOCs $1bn in JV cash call
Most promising industries for millennial entrepreneurs
Equities shed N121bn, 7-UP reports N11.23bn loss
MMA2 at 10: ICRC, SystemSpecs hail Bi-Courtney
Quadri qualifies for World Cup, Oshonaike fails
Fans urge 3sc to avoid relegation
Association pledges to develop Benue darts
NSE Corporate Challenge turnout thrills organisers
We are committed to improving refereeing –NFF
12 teams for NCC Tennis League Cup
‘My aim is to be crowned owner of world’s biggest hips’
Chika Ike gains admission into Harvard after five years of failing
UBE-approved Social Study textbook teaches masturbation, dad claims
I was shocked I wasn’t named best-graduating student —Babcock student with highest CGPA
Corruption harms national development – COMPLIN
Change of course causes confusion at ABSU
NUC okays conversion of MAPOLY to varsity
We acted based on our rules —Babcock
Michael Okpara varsity sacks 400 workers
I don’t want to return to poverty –Patoranking
I’m not fighting Five Star Music –Soso Soberekon
Nigeria and its ‘archaic’ mental health legislation
Older men lower chances of IVF success – Study
Six foods to help you gain muscle
Doctors seek law regulating bleaching cream
Bed bugs can cause skin problems
Delta wins state govt health care programme award
Five search engine optimisation mistakes to avoid
Samsung salvages Galaxy Note7 parts for new phone
Telcos can use existing customers to grow –Experts
Editorial: Lagos: Abducted school kids’ 40 days in captivity
Why kidnapping for ransom is a national threat
Restructuring and the 2014 National Conference report (1)


Eminent Nigerians, Groups Mourn Maitama Sule
Adeosun : Executive Order on Asset Declaration , Sign of Govt ’ s Seriousness on Tax Compliance
Book on Maimalari Reopens Wounds from First Coup
• Gowon, Obasanjo, Buhari, IBB, Abdulsalami, others reflect
Maitama Sule: An Eloquent Unifier Dies in Heat of National Strife
Etisalat CEO, CFO Resign as Crisis Deepens
Osinbajo Tasks African Leaders to Rid Continent of Poverty Wars
Again, CBN Injects $195m into Forex Market
Dickson Calls for All-Parties C’ttee on Restructuring
Ex-PDP Ministers: We Want to Defeat Buhari in 2019
Eminent Nigerians, Groups Mourn Maitama Sule
FG Invites IAEA to Assess Nigeria’s Readiness against Nuclear Emergencies
Customs Begins Electronic Auction of Seized Goods
Bricklayer, Apprentice Drown in Well
We’ll Restore Failed East-West Road in 3 Weeks, Says NDDC MD
Witness Tells Court Ngwuta Used Two Int’l Passports Interchangeably
Boko Haram Terrorists Surrender to Troops
AGF Begs Court Not to Release Importers of 661 Pump-action Rifles
Kano Assembly Speaker Resigns, Yusuf Abdullahi Takes over Sanusi Probe
Ex-President Jonathan’s Associate Escapes Assassination
Nigeria in State of Emergency, Says Dogara
Priests: We‘ve Complied With Pope’s Directive on Ahiara Bishop
Institute Sues FG over Sack of PENCOM Board Chairman, DG
Osinbajo Signs Diaspora Commission Petroleum Training Institute Bills into Law
Amnesty International Inaugurates Platform to Track Oil Spills in N’Delta
INEC Unveils Process for Melaye’s Recall
FG Embarks on Erosion Control Projects to Save Abia Communities
FIFA Confirms Dates for Nigeria, Cameroon Games
Ahmadu Bello’s Grandson, Danbaba Resigns as Magajin Gari Sokoto
Man to Die by Hanging for Robbery in Ekiti
Tambuwal Mourns Maitama Sule
Constitution Review: Speakers, Deputy Speakers, House Leaders to Meet in Lagos
Osinbajo in Addis Ababa for AU Summit
Dogara Decries Deployment of Soldiers to Quell Crises
Kano Assembly Speaker Resigns
Tow Path of Peace, Dialogue, Gowon Appeals to IPOB, Arewa Youths
Sahara Provides Platforms for Dreams to Blossom with ‘Hanatu’
Wapic Insurance Introduces ‘Smart Seniors Plan’ Savings Product
Lagos Unveils State-owned IBILE MFB
Flash Messaging Now on iPhone
Seplat Gets Extension on $150m Revolving Credit Facility
Shell Blames Third Parties for Non-diversion of Bonga Gas to Domestic…
Play by the Rules or Risk Judicial Hammer
Biafra: The Legal, Political, Economic, and Social Questions
Who and What Can Save Nigeria?
MTN Foundation: Changing LivesPinnick Inaugurates AITEO Cup Committee
VGC Basketball Championship to Dunk off July 15
Francis Orbih’s Badminton Board Gets Winning Start
Murray Begins Defence with Win, Nadal through to Round Two
Aruna Quadri Qualifies for ITTF World Cup
Mapwanya Wins B&E Golf Tournament
The Nnamdi Kanu phenomenon
The Ill-Health of NBA Elections
Finally, N’Assembly Receives 2015 Audited Report of MDAs

The Nation

 Focus on oil blocks as talks on Nigeria’s future hot up
 BDCs tackle Travelex over cash refund
 ‘How military officers, bankers stole N339m’
 Osinbajo, governors, others mourn ‘illustrious son’
 INEC releases timetable for Melaye’s recall
 Alleged N2b fraud: Court admits Oronsaye’s co-defendant’s confessional statement
 How NJC shields corrupt judges, by presidential adviser
 Elder statesman Maitama Sule dies at 87
 ‘Rejection of Ahiara bishop is disgrace to Catholic Church’
 Oshiomhole disowns Aremu over IBB commentl
Aruna reigns over Omar Assar at ITTF Africa Cup
Everton announce £5.25m signing of Sandro Ramirez
Adebayor flaunts £18,000 Can-Am Spyder trike
Coentrao pays €1.7m in back-taxes and fines
Germany hit home with matching champions t-shirts
Wimbledon: Laura Robson out in the first round
Ki Sung-yueng to miss start of the season
Moro: War against corruption, a plus for Buhari
NFC announces return of Zuma Film Festival
I didn’t go into politics by accident, says Jim Iyke
Igbonla: Parents lament their woes
Lawmakers to review 2017 budget
Lagos partners UNICEF on justice
How two brothers raped me, by victim
JAMB begins sales of 2017 Direct Entry, foreign candidates’ forms July 10 – Official
Claimant tells court why Loyola Jesuit College should pay her N500m damages
NUT opposes handover of payment of teachers’ salaries to LGCs
Kaduna trains 138 facilitators, head teachers for quality teaching
Manufacturers spend N378b on power generation
CBN pumps $195m into interbank market
Fed Govt eyes $1b from new tax reform
$1.2b Etisalat debt: CEO, CFO resign


 Anambra, Aba NBA Branches Elect New Executive C’ttees
 Oba Of Benin Seeks Growth Of Nifor
 Flood: ANSEMA Prepares 28 IDPs In 6 LGAs
Niger State Government Owes Pensioners N10bn – Labour
Troops Uncover Local Arms Manufacturing Hideout In Delta
 Osun Bye-election: We’re Ready, INEC, Security Agencies Assure
 LG Autonomy: A-Ibom Primary School Teachers Demand Exclusion
 Nigerians Urged To Be Selfless
 Evans: We’re Not Under Pressure – Police
 Ekiti NUT Protests Primary Schools Hand Over To LGs
Olubadan Cautions As Egungun Festival Begins
Cultists Dispossess 5 Policemen Of Phones, Cash In Ughelli
Deployment Of Armed Forces To Over 28 States Worrisome —Dogara
FG Targets $1bn From Voluntary Income Declaration
Global Access To Basic Health Services My Priority — WHO DG, Dr. Tedros
Group Tasks BEDC On Prepaid Meters
Anambra Must Make Bold Decision — Chidioka
Eulogies Pour In As Maitama Sule’s Burial Holds Today
Badoo Boys Move To Ogun As Police Screen 38 More
Naira Rises To N359/$ In Investors/Exporters Window
Breaking: Buhari Writes From London, Says Sule’s Death A Heavy Loss
INEC Begins Dino’s Recall Process July 10
FG Invites IAEA To Assess Nigeria’s Nuclear, Radiation Safety, Framework
Igbo Leaders Demand Restructured But United Nigeria
Three Years After, ZUMA Film Festival Returns
Dammy Krane Not A Fraudster — MI Abaga
Nigerian Army Honours Comedian I Go Dye
Church Must Provide Moral Compass For Society — Nwoye
Politics Of Awka Flyovers In Anambra
UPP Aspirants Using Self Determination To Woo Voters
Buhari-led Govt Has Caused Divisions Among Nigerians – Former PDP Ministers
Aruna Quadri Beats Omar Assar, Qualifies For ITTF World Cup
Emenike For Olympiakos Medical
New Contract: Messi Wants Four Barca Players Sold Before Signing
Why I Joined Aston Villa – Terry
NFF Inaugurates 2017 NFF/Aieto Federation Cup Committee

The Guardian

Sanchez not among Confederations Cup best
Outrage as Ikorodu vigilance groups lynch comedian
PDP ex-ministers challenge Buhari to re-contest in 2019
Kano bribery allegation embarrassing, says Dangote
Support Nigeria to confront child-soldiers in conflict areas, Osinbajo tells AU
Lagos arraigns Lekki Gardens MD, others for manslaughter
Frontline diplomat, Maitama Sule, dies at 87
Trump urges China to get ‘heavy’ with North Korea
Over 500 illegal refineries shut down in six months, says naval chief
MASSOB faults Ohanaeze’s, South-East leaders’ decision to remain in Nigeria
Lack of suitable Nigerian venue driving Joshua to Las Vegas
‘Football structure key to Germany’s success at Confederations Cup’
Aruna Quadri beats Omar Assar to qualify for ITTF World Cup
We outfoxed Rivers United, says Club Africain’s coach
Arsenal set to sign Leicester star, Riyad Mahrez
Bajaj auto launches mini-cargo, ambulance trucks in Nigeria
SON aligns objectives with AU’s trade barriers’ reduction, CFTA
Power sector needs N1.260tr to maintain 4,000MW in 2017
Conoil posts N24b revenue, N3.3b profit in Q1
Towards a better political system for Nigeria
On chimpanzees and the good old days
Editorial : Ethnic agitations: Matters arising
The President’s ill health and the rest of us
Osun West bye-election: Lest we forget!
Heart-thumping narratives
Still on the budget powers controversy
‘Symptoms of revolts loom large in Nigeria’
Towards a better political system for Nigeria
Dino Melaye: INEC releases timetable for recall
Kano Assembly Speaker resigns, Atta takes over
Parents helpless as Igbonla pupils mark 41 days with kidnappers
At yam festival, Kogi State govt promises to upgrade Ologidi stool
Abiola Irele dies at 81
Drug dealer convicted of Hollywood executive’s killing
Fox Sports executive fired over allegations of misconduct
Mexican artist Jose Luis Cuevas dead at 83
Lawyers decry decline in reading culture
‘Amend constitution to place LGs under National Assembly’
Shippers Council cannot regulate Nigerian ports, says Appeal Court
‘Nigerians need to be more informed on trade laws’

The Sun

Let’s scrap Senate or House of Reps –Al-Makura
Maitama Sule: Nigeria has lost an icon, says Kalu
Jonathan, Atiku, others extol Dan Masanin Kano’s virtues
Maitama Sule for burial today
•Kano declares work free day
…Buhari, Osinbajo, Saraki, Dogara, govs mourn
Maitama Sule’s last interview: ‘Biafra strug gle will fail’ 
…The president Nigeria never had
Recall: Dino Melaye knows fate August 19
•INEC releases time-table for exercise CBN, NCC, 13 banks make Etisalat’s board
…Anxiety mounts over job losses
Family of 6 wiped out by generator fumes in Rivers
… As gunmen kidnap doctor
Governors’ Forum, PDP mourn
PDP’ll defeat Buhari in 2019, say ex-ministers
Kanu not Jesus –IPOB
Restructuring: Dickson calls for all-parties’ committee
Bunkering: Navy destroys 500 illegal refineries in 6 months
Double trouble for Nigerian prisoners
‘After serving jail terms in Thailand, govt has forgotten us in Kirikiri’ •We’ll investigate
Refuse overruns estate
• Amuwo Odofin: Lagos community where garbage, rats, robbers rule
Serving the nation a diet of lies
Nigerian elected ICAO 2nd VP
Communications ministry partners Hewlett on ICT varsity
Customs e-auction portal goes live
Osun by-election: We’re ready –INEC
• Assures of peaceful exercise
Hembe: Exit of controver sial lawmaker
Reps and its investigation into N351bn health insurance payment
Nigeria targets $10bn from yam export in 4 years –Ogbeh
‘NLNG Act amendment is taxation through back door’
FG to deploy technology in chasing tax evaders, says Minister
Ahead Russia 2018 World Cup qualifier: Rohr combs Europe for Eagles
• Visits recuperating Leon Balogun, others • Pinnick commends coach
NFF reinstates commitment to improving refereeing
Pinnick inaugurates AITEO Cup committee
Nigeria has highest TB cases in Africa –Minister
700 Boko Haram insurgents surrender in Borno –Buratai
Let’s not bequeath wars to next generation, Osinbajo urges African leaders
Dogara disagrees with army handling police duties
EDITORIAL: Protecting farming communities with agro-rangers
Women achieve better results than men – Sanni
• Abia, Imo, Anambra, Enugu top list of states with high    number of candidates caught
Serving the nation a diet of lies


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