News Headlines July 19, 2017. Headlines from Nigeria’s major newspapers

News Headlines July 19, 2017. Headlines from Nigeria’s major newspapers
Compiled by Demola Adefajo

The Punch

Sheriff: PDP orders Makarfi to raise disciplinary panel
Unpaid pension: Edo retirees hold prayer session
Bayelsa police take anti-cultism campaign to schools
28 suspected kidnappers nabbed, 21 victims rescued
Excavator accident claims three at new Owerri market site
N179.5m debt: Yari has ruined my company, says German
Robbers attack Abuja resident by police checkpoint
Nasarawa police rescue director, others from kidnappers’ den
Desire to travel to Dubai led us into kidnapping —Suspects
NHIS boss ran agency like his private enterprise — HMCAN
Nigeria moves to increase contraceptive uptake among women
Stop giving babies water, govt tells mothers
Okagbare, Egwero show their class at Warri Relays
US Open to break $50m prize barrier
Sanchez not for sale — Wenger
Spanish football chief arrested
Open letter to S’West govs: This house has fallen (2)
Customs CG warns banks against sabotaging e-auction system
New trading name represents Nigeria’s heritage – 9Mobile
NNPC, Halliburton search for crude in sedimentary basins
FG to establish ICT development bank
Medview begins airlift of stranded London-bound passengers
Reps worry over $5bn for fuelling generators
New FMC director pledges to address workers’ welfare
Airtel’s Ogunsanya named best telecoms CEO in Africa
CIPM appoints Ponnle as CEO
Omoyele, Okusaga to lead discourse on Nigeria’s rebranding
People, institutions crucial to attracting investments – Elumelu
NGO to train 1,220 people in community development
‘MSMEs critical to Nigeria’s economic, human capital growth’
W’Bank creates $1bn fund for women entrepreneurs
The Nigerian zoo story
NHIS boss’ suspension: Health minister to appear before Reps July 27
Workers’ strike paralyses business activities at CAC
Nigeria’s oil revenue savings among lowest globally – NEITI
Paris Club refund: States get N243.7bn
Ohanaeze, Ekwueme, Ezeife, others back Obiano’s zone for gov
FIRS generates N1.78tn in six months, targets N1.8tn VAT
LASG to connect Ikorodu with Lagos-Ibadan Expressway
CBN’s forex market intervention improving business climate —Adenuga
Constituents demand Banire’s expulsion, APC seeks death threat probe
Ogun doctor detains grieving mother after death of newborn twins
Nursing student injured in Makurdi gas explosion
Police nab man who stabbed son in neck, stomach
Final year student killed as two cults clash
Abducted Lagos pupils are fine, says CP
Pilot, others arrested on suspicion of people-smuggling
Police arrest two over Hamburger’s death
Group inaugurates Lamido presidential campaign in Kogi
My mum’s prayer was answered when I became gov – Ajimobi
Defectors should forget Anambra APC gov ticket, says Moghalu
You’re ignorant of court ruling, Akeredolu tells Abraham
30,000 policemen, others set for Lagos LG election
I won’t quit APC, says Uba
Prove pension allegation or get sued, Fayemi tells SERAP
Nigerians worry PDP will go down – Jonathan
Customs CG warns banks against sabotaging e-auction system
US Open to break $50m prize barrier
Sanchez not for sale — Wenger
Spanish football chief arrested
We won’t miss Rooney, say United’s Nigerian fans
StarTimes promises Manchester derby
Five facts about Félicité, the film that dominated AMAA 2017 awards
Devil is a liar and I’m going nowhere – Halima Abubakar
R. Kelly denies holding women captive
Understanding infertility in humans (2)
Editorial: Ife varsity fraud: Students’ protests shameful
Don’t want to die young? Watch over your manhood!
FIRS generates N1.78tn in six months, targets N1.8tn VAT
Paris Club refund: States get N243.7bn


In Second Tranche, Bayelsa, Delta, Kano Get Highest Paris Club Refunds
• FG releases N243.8bn to 36 states and FCT
INEC Tackles Judge over Melaye’s Recall
CBN Extends Support to Skye Bank by One Year
Police Dispel Death Rumours of Abducted Igbonla Boys
NEITI Warns Nigeria’s Economic Distress Could Persist
37 Reportedly Killed in Fresh Farmers, Herdsmen Clash in Kaduna
Osinbajo: Nigeria Aiming to Be Among 16 Largest Economies
NNPC Enlists Halliburton’s Innovation to Quicken Inland Basin Oil Search
FIRS Projects N1.8trn VAT Revenue for 2017
DPR Denies It Cost FG $6bn During Asset Sales by IOCs
Former Governors Caution against Separatist Agitations
Confirmation: Go to Court, Senate Dares Presidency
Neconde Targets Evacuation of 60,000bpd of Crude by Barges
Experts Advocate A Generation of Peace-building Leaders for Africa
Military Liberated over 25 Towns under Jonathan, New Book Reveals
Crisis in Imo APC as NWC, Okorocha Head for Showdown
Ex-Jigawa Gov, Turaki Gets Fresh N500m Bail
Ganduje Has Already Lost 2019 Election, Kwankwaso Tells Tinubu
BoI, Ebonyi to Fast-track Industrialisation with New N4bn Deal
Trinity House Celebrates Anniversary
Rights Group Asks Osinbajo to Rescue Kidnapped Lagos Students
Three Policemen Arrested for Chaining Man to Generator
Police, Air Force Clash in Delta
JTF Continues Manhunt for Army Officer’s Killers in N’Delta
Fayemi, Ngige Deny Receiving Double Salaries
Lawmaker: Call for Restructuring Game Plan of Opposition Political Party
Makarfi Victory: Andy Uba Dismisses Rumours of Returning to PDP
House Adjourns in Honour of Late Wammako
APC Members Protest at Alausa, Demand Banire’s Expulsion
Police Deploy 30,000 Cops to Cover Lagos LG Elections
Sokoto Uncovers 706 Fake Students, Saves N30m
Nigeria Spent N428bn on Wheat, Sorghum Imports in 2015, Says CBN Governor
UK Boosts Security at IDP Camps
65% of Nigerian Schools Lack Electricity
Experts Offer Recipe for Sustainable Economic Recovery for Nigeria
Fidelity Bank Raises International Spend Limit on Naira Cards
Flour Mills Raises Stake in Rom Oil Mills
Nigeria’s GDP to Hit $3.3 Trillion in 2050, Says PwC
Holcim to Wind up Nigerian Company
Your Relationship is Your Social Capital and Currency
What Next for Ize-Iyamu
Peter Obi at 56
PDP to Hold Non-elective Convention Aug 12
Organisers Name Kanu, Asare as Judges for Freestyle Football
NPFL: Akande Counting His Blessings as Rivers Utd, Sunshine Clash
Rabiu Ali Declared VAT Wonder Goal His Wedding Gift
Dortmund Insists Aubameyang Not for Sale
Okagbare, Egwero Lead Team Nigeria to Victory
Transfer: Barca Rejects PSG’s £190m Bid for Neymar
Boosting Job Opportunities through Upgrading MAPOLY
TETFund Allocates N213B on Infrastructure Devt.
WAEC Releases Results 2017 WASSCE
Ondo To Review Primary, Secondary Education Curriculum
Varsity Don Tasks Engineers on Nation Building
Bala Usman at Times Like This

The Nation

Governor forfeits N500m as states get N243b refund
Fed Govt targets N1.8tr from VAT
PDP convention holds Aug. 12
Melaye: Stop INEC, Kogi APC tells court
Buhari committed to peaceful, developed Niger Delta, says Boroh
‘Lagos to join Odu’a Group’
Paris Club refund windfall excites labour, ASUU, others
Lagos denies approving ICT mall
Customs seizes N372m contraband in Imo
Ex-minister seeks greater access to education for the poor
Neymar Accepts €222-million PSG Deal
Warri Relays & CAA Grand Prix: Okagbare, Egwero lead Team Nigeria To Victory
Juve unveils £3.7million state of the art Head Quarters
International Badminton Classics: Egbeyemi drills Nigerian players
Riot act for ladies on the golf course
I’m very happy’: Ronaldo confirms 4th child on the way
Szczesny arrives Italy for Juventus medical
Does Senate have role in recall?
APGA ‘ll retain power in Anambra, says Ochije
‘We expect Nwobodo to conduct credible primary’
Tony Benson for O’jez’ ‘Elders Forum’
FG to boost creative industry with $1m Venture Capital
‘The Voice Nigeria’ blind auditions winds down
Flood: Eko Disco restores electricity to Lekki, Victoria Island, Ikoyi
Three policemen held for suspect abuse
30,000 policemen for council poll
‘Money doubler’ accused of fraud
Fed Govt eyes N1.8tr from VAT collection
NCC okays Etisalat Nigeria’s name change
SON seals Samsung’s office
NNPC, Halliburton search for oil in Inland basins


 $19trn INTERNET OF THINGS: How Nigeria’s Smart City, Cashless Policies Can Benefit
 Powers, Achievements, And Failings Of The Nigeria Police: Need For Urgent Attention(3)
 Why No Rational Igbo Man Will Support APC — Chekwas Okorie
 Igbo Youths Blame Current Political Crises On Gowon, Other Military Leaders
 DR. ODIKPO: Testimony To Benefits Of Good Advice, Perseverance
 Russia 2018: Ikeme Vows To Be In Goal For Nigeria
 Scores Killed In Renewed Southern Kaduna Violence
 NNPC, Halliburton Intensify Search For Oil In Inland Basins
 Police Infringing On My Rights, Businessman Cries Out
 Theft And Misery: Will This Always Be Nigeria’s Story?
 Plateau State Tertiary Institutions Reject Proposed New Pension Scheme
 Auditor-General, N’Assembly Partner For Transparency, Accountability In Public Service
 How We Carried Out Operation Inside Malaysian Forest In Enugu –CP Dan Mallam
 World Requires Annual 371bn SDG Health Price Tag
 Warri Relays & CAA Grand Prix: Okagbare, Egwero Lead Team Nigeria To Victory
 Freestyle Football Final: Organisers Name Kanu, Asare As Judges
 Coaches Association Mourns Bekom
APC Sues INEC Over Planned Recall Of Dino Melaye
Rented APC Members Demanding My Expulsion – Banire
Insecurity: Lagos Govt Cancels Vacation Classes
Fuel Smuggling Booms As Traders Make N55 Per Litre — Investigations
Quit Notice: Return Home, MASSOB Tells Igbo In North
IPOB Leader, Kanu Visits Anambra, Vows To Resist Islamisation
Naira Depreciates To N363.57/$ At NAFEX
North East: Nigerian Military Liberated Over 25 Towns During Jonathan, New Book Reveals
FG Releases Details Of Paris Club Refund To States
Breaking: PDP NEC Okays August 12 For Non-elective Convention
I Was A Bit Hard On My Daughter
My Ex No Longer Wants To See Our Kids
Hubby Wants Me To Be In The Driving Seat- I’m Scared!
Scared My Ex Would Make My Nude Pictures Public
My Friend Was Angry I Dated The Ex She Didn’t Want
Final Winning Shot For Obaseki
P-Square, Yemi Alade Other Nigerian Musicians React To FG’s Proposed Ban On Shooting Music Videos Abroad
‘Apes’ Swings To Top Of US Box Office
Dazzling Looks Of Celebrities At AMAA 2017
Movie Stars, Diplomats, Others Celebrate Abraham Nwankwo With ‘Tatu’ Premiere
Igbo Youths Blame Current Political Crises On Gowon, Other Military Leaders
Lagos Council Poll: I’ll Be First Female Chairman Of Eti Osa — Princess Adu
How We Settled Surulere APC Crisis — Olaribigbe, Vice-chairman
Lagos Council Poll: ‘APC Unfair To Women This Time Around’
Russia 2018: Ikeme Vows To Be In Goal For Nigeria
Warri Relays & CAA Grand Prix: Okagbare, Egwero Lead Team Nigeria To Victory
Freestyle Football Final: Organisers Name Kanu, Asare As Judges
Coaches Association Mourns Bekom
2017 Afrobasket: DR Congo Beef Up Team For Nigeria, Mali
CSOs Wade Into Queens College Saga, Absolves Ex-Principal Of Wrongdoing
How We Carried Out Operation Inside Malaysian Forest In Enugu –CP Dan Mallam

The Guardian

Etisalat may unveil 9mobile identity today
37 feared killed in fresh Southern Kaduna crisis
PDP may extend tenure of Makarfi’s caretaker committee
White House reveals additional Trump-Putin discussion
States get N244 billion as second tranche of Paris Club refund
‘FG saved $380b capital flight from Local Content Act’
Dogara decries N1.8 trillion annual expenditure on electricity generating sets
NNPC, Halliburton intensify oil search in inland basin
Military invasion of Bayelsa communities may jeopardise peace initiative, CLO warns
Fayemi urges SERAP to prove pensions allegation or risk legal action
Quadri, Assar, Olah confirm participation at Nigeria Open World Tour
Conte signs improved Chelsea deal
PSG dangles $256.8 million on Neymar
Rohr takes search for goalkeeper to local league
Nigeria beats Botswana as Warri Relays/CAA Grand Prix ends in Ozoro
Iheanacho missing as United, City take Manchester derby to Houston
BoI, Ebonyi seal N4b pact to fast-track industrialisation
Inadequate equipment hinders customs operations
Government, BoI seek operators’ input in addressing real sector challenges
Government approves new maritime security framework
Why African entrepreneurs need to think bigger
Nigeria’s double standards of sexual conduct
Editorial: African leaders and medical tourism
Should Rwanda be the template for project Africa?
Yakubu Gowon and Nigerian unity
G20 summit: An art of mutual-deceit
Quit notice as catalyst for resolving the national question
Mambilla crisis and implications for 2019 poll in Taraba
Tinubu’s support for Ganduje ignites reaction from Kwankwaso
Three days to council election, Lagos amends law
Enugu APC faction mulls court option to enforce rights
How To Style Twist Braids
Who Would You Be If You Were Born Into A Different Religion?
DELSU honours Onobrakpeya, Asagba of Asaba, Ohworode of Olomu
Kakadu… Nigerian Civil War musical theatre thrills South Africans
Hollywood honors Marvel Comics legend Stan Lee
GETS beneficiaries complete training
Nigeria’s transmission network requires N1.8tr five-year funding
SPE to discuss production cost, regulation challenges at forum
Prices of diesel, cooking gas decreased in June, says bureau of statistics

The Sun

PDP sacks Sheriff’s men
• To hold special convention August 12 • Nigerians still believe in party – Jonathan
We need investors, not restructuring –Okorocha
Nigeria’s $3.9bn Sovereign Wealth Fund lowest among OPEC countries –NEITI
Western Lotto storms Abuja, Nassarawa
…Tuface, others to perform
Nigerians spend $5bn on generators –Dogara
Controversy over Kanu’s visit to Eze Nri
• Monarch allegedly denies IPOB leader audience • He was honoured, says pro-Biafra group
FG orders residents to vacate flood-prone areas
37 killed in fresh farmers, herders clash in Kaduna village
500 cows impounded in Abuja
As Obiano’s mum begins homeward journey today
Nigeria sitting on keg of gun powder-Mbazulike Amechi
Integrity Group splits over Amaechi
• Secretary stands by petition against former governor
Melaye: APC sues INEC to stop recall
Government of animals, by animals and for…
MASSOB sets aside August for mass return of Igbo from North
Ugwuanyi appoints 3 commissioner nominees
Alleged money laundering: Turaki gets N500m fresh bail
Restructuring: l’m disappointed in APC –Izuogu
Why PDP could not implement 2014 confab report – Okonkwo
Anambra guber: Group begins aspirants’ profiling
‘Reasons FG needs to support telecoms industry’
Truecaller indicts telcos over spam calls, messages
DSO: Review operating business model, ITS boss tells FG
Russia 2018: Cameroon’ll be under pressure not Eagles —NFF
…Says Rohr has promised to swim, sink with team
Nwobodo, Ugwuanyi hail authors of book on Rangers
CAF confirms moving AFCON to June
EDITORIAL: Resolution of PDP crisis
Biafra land: Who is the King of the Jews?
Introductory notes
Power of the people: The recall process

New Telegraph

Multiple powerful explosions rock Maiduguri
Constitution amendment: A departure from the past
NASS assures on constitution amendment
Echoes of state police
PDP’s social media gets its groove back
Lasun as governor-in-waiting
Executive, legislative rift: The supremacy battle rages
Conte signs improved two-year deal at Chelsea
CHAN qualifier: Cash stops Imama from spying on Togo, Benin
How Nigerian oil deals ruined tennis legend, Boris Becker
Stock market extends gain with N46bn
FIRS nets N1.782trn in 6 months
Bad-debt, again, casts shadow over banks’ earnings
FEC’s N2.7trn approval triggers hope of reduced NPLs
CBN: FG missed May revenue target by 48.8%
AsTeaching of History, culture imperative for devt – Asemota
Losing to win an election
EDITORIAL: New lease of life for HND holders
DMO: Oniha begins new era
Igbo: The light of the nation
Ikorodu: Held down by Badoo
When stars marched forth for Western Lotto
Lending a helping hand for 4,270 children
Turkey rolls out new school curriculum, excludes Darwin’s theory of evolution
Why UBEC suspended SUBEB accounts in five states – UBEC boss
Ortom to lecturers: You’ll be sacked
Don harps on ICT as panacea to unemployment
APC leaders demand National Legal Adviser’s removal
Naval rating leads car-snatching gang
Cephas Iorhemen MAKURDI A student …
Day 55: Kidnapped pupils doing fine –Owoseni


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