News Headlines August 1. Headlines from Nigeria’s Major Newspapers

News Headlines August 1. Headlines from Nigeria’s Major Newspapers
Compiled by Demola Adefajo

The Punch

Lagos-Ibadan road: Falae, Afenifere, YCE, others slam FG, National Assembly
Complete your refinery before Dec 2019, FG urges Dangote
Lagos-Ibadan road: Falae, Afenifere, YCE, others slam FG, National Assembly
Police nab 32 kidnap suspects in Kaduna
Naira closes at 365 despite CBN dollar sales
Presidency hails CAN’s goodwill message to Buhari
Robbers raid Benin-Ore highway, shoot driver in head
Freed Lagos pupils begin trauma therapy in LASUTH
Aluu four: Sergeant, two others get death sentence
Constitution: Rejected bills can still sail through, says Ekweremadu
Biafran group declares secession, names Utomi, Soludo, Gana, others in ‘cabinet’
Niger Delta leaders give FG ultimatum on peace talks
We have fraud evidence against Amaechi, says Wike
Sanchez saga won’t ruin Arsenal –Wenger
FIBA names Kida as NBBF president on website
Police uncover Badoo shrine, arrest 51-year-old for killing couple
Afenifere hails S’West governors on regional integration
Police to arraign Dangote workers for N451m theft
Biafran group declares secession, names Utomi, Soludo, Gana, others in ‘cabinet’
Ward congresses: APC awaits appeal committees’ report
1,279 killed in auto crash in three months – NBS
Borno abduction: Mining society, others back ASUU’s strike threat
Niger Delta leaders give FG ultimatum on peace talks
Peter Obi hasn’t dumped APGA, says Oye
Robbers raid Benin-Ore highway, shoot driver in head
Two killed, eight injured in Ogun auto crash
Lightning kills 22
Suspected Badoo member invades nursery school, attempts to kidnap pupils
Ward congresses: APC awaits appeal committees’ report
Kogi gov proposes N11bn supplementary budget
FG earmarks N300m start-up loan for youths in art sector
Naira closes at 365 despite CBN dollar sales
Stocks shed N352bn, Cornerstone Insurance, Learn Africa post losses
Oando’s H1 profit rises by 117%
N50bn capital raising on course – Union Bank
Fashola, power firms, as constituted, cannot deliver
Sanchez saga won’t ruin Arsenal –Wenger
FIBA names Kida as NBBF president on website
GOtv boxing: Ogunsanya to increase sponsorship money
Ajagba, Apochi win pro debuts
Players block Okorocha’s convoy over unpaid salaries
Bolt eyes final hurrah
We want to produce employers of labour — Edo varsity VC
Bauchi court orders arrest of ATBU professor
Kola Daisi varsity founded to fill a vacuum –VC
COE Akwanga sacks lecturer, probes two over extortion
NUJ urges NDU to restore Mass Communication Department
Caleb varsity, others to light up Lagos classrooms
Actress Christabel Ekeh in police custody over nude photos
Discovery buys Scripps Networks for $14.6bn
US actor, playwright Sam Shepard dead at 73
[Updated] French film legend Jeanne Moreau dies at 89
Use firm bras to prevent breast sagging, expert tells nursing mothers
NCC begins enforcement of corporate governance code
Eight things to know about Cisco associate programme
FG developing e-learning management system – SGF
Airtel unveils home broadband service
Editorial: Economy in dire need of FDI
South-West regional integration
Suppose Osinbajo were from the North-West
Lagos House of Gamble
Kleptocracy assets recovery initiative: Dog that bites!
Three cops held for stealing Jonathan’s TVs, fridges, others
B’Haram attack: DHQ fingers informants, blames weather for killings


Trouble Looms in N’Delta as PANDEF Gives Ultimatum on 16-Point Agenda
• Clark berates rejection of devolution of powers • Militant group threatens bombing from September 31 • Ekweremadu urges restraint
FEC Approves New Petroleum Policy
Again, CBN Intervenes in FX Market with $195m
Aluu Four: Court Sentences Ex-police Sergeant, 2 Others to Death
Military Strategises to Curb Security Challenges
Oando Posts N4.6bn PAT in H1, 2017
Save Our Party from Dying, Kaduna APC Leaders Tell Oyegun
FG Begins Training for MDAs on 2018 Budget
Presidency Commends CAN over Goodwill Message to Buhari
Abductors of Lagos Students Threaten Fresh Strike, Seek Amnesty
DHQ Urges N’Assembly Not to Politicise Military Affairs
NBS: FCT Tops List as 1,279 Killed, Another 8,270 Injured in Road Crashes
Ex-President Jonathan’s House Burgled
Police Parade 32 Suspected Kidnappers along Abuja-Kaduna Highway
40 UN Officials in Anambra for Development Partnership Summit
Lagos Police Unearths Badoo Shrine in Ikorodu
Biafra: Onwuka Names Self President, Appoints Utomi, Soludo, Gana as Ministers
Taraba LG Polls: PDP Wins all Cases at Tribunal
Obasanjo to Deliver Lecture at AVMCC
We Have Overwhelming Evidence of Amaechi’s Corrupt Acts, Says Wike
Two Nigerian Customs Officials Killed
Ogun Approves Lifting of Moratorium on Cases Relating to Capital Punishment
LASG Evacuates 12,600 Tonnes of Waste from Lagos Streets, Drains in 10 days
Two Suspects Arrested for Car Theft
Anambra Guber: Chidoka Picks UPP Nomination Form
Enelamah Elected into WTO Position
Police Kill Five Suspected Robbers in Cross River
Police Seal Anambra PDP Secretariat
HSE Violations: FG Seeks Jail Terms for Directors of Defaulting Oil Companies
FIRS Restates Commitment to Youth, Entertainment Industry
Kuru Now Institute of Directors Fellow
Keystone Bank Launches Mobile Banking Solution
Dangote Sugar Declares 50 kobo Dividend as Profit Grows by 132%
PEF, Bureau of Statistics Collaborate to Determine Nigeria’s Petrol Consumption
‘Why Cooking Gas Price Has Not Crashed in Nigeria’
Politics of Amending the Land Use Act
The World Changers
Ronaldo in Court over Tax Evasion
Man United Signs Matic from Chelsea
Ex-Boxer Hogan Jimoh Dies at 62
Pentathlon Federation Sets up LOC for Youths Olympic
Team Nigeria Stranded in Lagos over UK Visas
NPFL: George Nets Brace as Rangers Sink Rivers Utd
Of Herbal Healing, Spirituality and Public Health

The Nation

Boko Haram: Pressure on govt over abducted dons
‘Govt hopes on Dangote Refinery to end fuel import’
I’m hale, hearty, says Awujale
Oando posts N4.6b profit despite low oil prices
UNIPORT four: Sergeant, two others to die
MPC decision: Consolidating equities, forex gains
Six Amnesty beneficiaries bag first class in UK varsities
Israelis to train 450 Nigerian Special Forces
Lamorde cautions on use of credit card for air tickets
Ex-minister: election will hold in Anambra
Devolution of power: Niger Delta leaders kick
I’ll continue writing, says Osuntokun at retirement reception
We study under trees, say students
MMA2, LAMATA, others win LCCI awards
FUOYE students protest, say we receive lectures under trees
Ajagba, Apochi win pro debut in USA
Federer cruising with his Wimbledon take away!
CHAN Eagles Set for Test Matches
Two games ban for Jones as UEFA fine Man Utd
Basketball League: First Bank coach attributes win to hardwork
Ronaldo shuns media after court appearance
NPFL: Rangers defeats Rivers United 2-1 in match day 32
Ironsi: Genesis of lopsided federalism
2019: Apc ‘ll defeat pdp in Gombe, says Mu’azu
What’s Aguiyi-Ironsi’s place in history?
Goodbye to Bayo Faleti
ONYC Hair floats online TV
Reil C set to drop EP, ‘The Ghetto Youth’
Badoo: Four held as police find graves, shrine
Police bust car snatching gang
Lagos evacuates 12,600 tonnes of waste in 10 days
BRT wins Infrastructure award
Zamfara awards N3.6 bn contracts for primary schools renovation
Oil industry loses $300b to price slump
NCC: 90% of Nigerian ISPs dead
Oil hits two-month high at $53
Rice smuggling thrives in Lagos, Ogun, North


Sani, Hunkuyi Accuse El-Rufai Of Doctoring APC Convention Delegate List
UN Allocates $10.5m To Assist In Northeast
4 Siblings Killed In Kerosene Explosion: Mother Roams About Begging For Help
Intensive Care Units In Nigeria Not For Palliative Care — EXPERTS
IGBONLA SIX: Abductors Threaten To Strike Again If Not Granted Amnesty
BoT Member Kicks As Bode George Takes Over PDP Secretariat
OPEC Oil Output Rises To 2017 High
Ex-Warlord, Footballer Weah Begin Liberia Presidential Campaigns
PANDEF To FG: We’ll Pull Out If There’s No Dialogue By Nov
Real Madrid Expected To Give MLS Stars Intense Match
2018 Budget: FG To Deploy Online, Real Time, Solutions
Nigeria In Death Throes?
Why are people spreading rumours about my death? says Awujale
Lagos traditional ruler, 3 others arrested over Badoo killings
3 policemen to face trial over looting of Jonathan’s Abuja home
Famine looms in northeast Nigeria as food crisis worsens
FG pleads with Dangote to finish refinery before 2019
Police sergeant, 2 others sentenced to death over murder of 4 UniPort students
I insist Buhari was on life support but thank God he’s getting better – Fayose
CNN’s mockery of Nigeria: Get rid of Buhari, Lia Mohammed the liar in 2019 – Reno
Real Madrid expected to give MLS stars intense match
Nigeria should not expect easy ride to Russia – Troussier
Nig v Cam: Omeruo setback for Eagles
2018 FIFA World Cup: Adepoju optimistic of Eagles qualification
Sani, Hunkuyi accuse El-Rufai of doctoring APC convention delegate list
Delegates’ List: Fresh bribery allegation rocks APC
No zoning arrangement, Ezeemo insists
Leave President Buhari alone, health issues not for political jamboree, I Go Dye chides Nigerian politicians
French actress Jeanne Moreau dies aged 89: agent
OPEC oil output rises to 2017 high
Mother allegedly abandoned 5-month-old baby to die in Lagos inferno

The Guardian

Nigeria loses N9.74b to public holidays in one year
‘Reserve force’ underway as ‘wars’ drain military budgets
US hits ‘dictator’ Maduro with sanctions over disputed Venezuela vote
Osinbajo meets African Union peace council over insurgency
Police parade 32 suspected kidnappers in Kaduna
Pro-Biafra group, BZF, announces ‘interim cabinet’ members
Police uncover shrine with graves, arrest traditional ruler over Badoo killings
Niger Delta elders threaten to withdraw from peace talks with FG
Amaechi must be probed, Wike insists
Ronaldo denies tax fraud at court hearing
AAF wades into visa delay for Nigerian athletes, advance party hits London
Neymar may fly to Paris today for PSG medical ahead of £196 million move
Sanchez flies to London via Paris sparking speculation
Serena recalls racial discrimination in heartfelt essay for black women’s equal payday
‘How government inconsistency, others cripple Nigerian athletics’
Government vows to halt oil production if cost remains high
Rush for bonds may threaten banks, stock market
Oando returns to profitability, posts N4.6 billion for Q1
Stock Exchange reform bill gets stakeholders’ nod at NASS
Editorial: APC, wits’ end and an about-face?
The Senate’s insensitivity
The engineers this century – Part 2
Taxation and the people’s parliament
Unity Schools and unjust cut-off marks
With Banire, Lagos APC internal bickering gets messier
Kaduna APC crisis festers
Akwa Ibom APC elects delegates for non-national convention
French film legend Jeanne Moreau dies at 89
Game of Thrones’ script leaked after HBO hack
US actor, playwright Sam Shepard dead at 73
How implementation of ACJA can help decongest prisons
‘Lawyers often influence clients’ views about arbitration’
No, all is not well

The Sun

Niger Delta blows hot
• No restructuring, no Nigeria, says zone’s leaders   
We’ll declare republic October 1 –Adaka Boro Avengers
• Warns multinationals to leave region We’ve evidence against Amaechi –Wike 
FCT police confirm robbery attack on Jonathan’s home
Militants vow to resume pipeline attacks September 1
Ekweremadu raises hope on restructuring
• Says Senate may revisit power devolution
Aluu 4: Court sentences ex-police sergeant, 2 others to death, frees 4
MASSOB declare support for Yoruba Liberation Command
The Sun launches e-newspaper
Badoo menace: Baale of Ipakodo, 3 others arrested, as police raid shrine
Restructuring: You’re too harsh on APC, VON DG tells Atiku
Amnesty delegates in UK varsities graduate with honours
Enelamah elected vice chairperson, WTO Ministerial Conference
Basic education curriculum: I deserve commendation –Adamu
Food security: NiMet presents raingauges, trains BATNF officers
Port  Harcourt residents count losses, as flood wreaks havoc in garden city
Drive-by robbers on motorbikes return to Lagos roads
•Bandits operating on okada target women, as police warn hoodlums
Boosting girl-child education
• How Bauchi is setting pace for northern states by enrolment drive via Girls-4-Girls Project From
All roads lead to London
PDP crisis: CP hands over party secretariat keys to Bode George
Youths canvass Atiku’s return to PDP
How Nigeria lost over $300bn oil, gas investments in 3 years –Kachikwu
W’Bank, FG to partner on Abuja infrastructure development
AfroBasket Women 2017: Nigeria’s US based players storm Lagos Thursday
• FIBA replaces Umar with Kida on official site
Why Iheanacho’s Leicester City’s move is delayed
Neymar: Barcelona considers reporting PSG over £222m deal
Lagos evacuates 12,600 tonnes of waste from streets in 10 days
Woman killed in gun battle between police, hoodlums
EDITORIAL: World Bank lifeline for malnourished children

Daily Trust

Aisha Buhari launches campaign for breastfeeding
Illegal import of rice through Adamawa causes concern
Insufficient sleep may lead to obesity, study suggests
Air Force begins de-induction of returning special forces from Northeast
I am no longer receiving pension in Kwara – Saraki
My husband lazy in bed, divorce-seeking wife tells court
Biafra agitation affecting South-East’s economy- Orji Kalu
Customs generate N72m in six months in Borno
Group declares Biafra independent, names Soludo, Utomi, Oteh, Maku in “cabinet”
Nigeria releases N50m for ANOCA headquarters project, to pay additional N314m
FRSC seeks arrest, prosecution of Abia Speaker, wife over shooting
Its too early to judge our performance, Rochas tells Nigerians
Foreign investors buy 410m shares of Dangote cement
Public Complaints Commission receives 3,763 cases, resolves 2,715 in Benue
Air Force begins de-induction of returning special forces from Northeast
Yobe condemns humanitarian agencies’ response to plights of Boko Haram victims
5 Things you should NEVER buy online
Orji Kalu: Nigeria should allocate 75% of budget to capital projects
No country in the world meets breastfeeding recommendation – UNICEF
Headmaster in prison for defiling 8-year-old boy
We started Weekly Trust with N22,000 – Kabiru Yusuf
Kannywood Verified: Adam Zango joins Ali Nuhu, Rahama Sadau, Hadiza Gabon, others
Customs generate N72m in six months in Borno
Nigeria releases N50m for ANOCA headquarters project, to pay additional N314m
All U.S. diplomatic cars leave Moscow – Sputnik correspondent
Gov. Aregbesola loses mother
Boko Haram: Service Chiefs relocate to Maiduguri
Permsecs: Panel submits 59 names to Osinbajo
Oyo Central wants Governorship slot in 2019
I won’t stop my kids from becoming politicians-Sen.Gumel
APC in trouble in Kaduna – Sen. Sani
Rangers’ George nets brace to sink Rivers United
FIBA updates website, lists Kida as NBBF President
.Challenges of winning the peace
Does the Sultan need N700 million house in Abuja?
Chronicling Mupwaya’s 365 days as AEDC CEO
Edo State and the politics of “anointed” leadership
Editorial : No to state police
NJC has no standard to discipline judges – Mefor

New Telegraph

 Iheanacho to have Leicester medical Boko Haram fight: Military chiefs arrive Maiduguri
Police officers burgle Jonathan’s Abuja home
Corruption: We have authentic documents against Amaechi –Wike
Misconduct: IGP threatens to sack CPs FG to Dangote: Deliver your refinery by 2019
PDP govs, leaders rally Mimiko for national chair
 Badoo: Police discover ‘biggest shrine,’ graves
U.S. slams Nigeria over inability to stop Boko Haram
Aluu Four: Sergeant, two others sentenced to death
Investors gain N3trn from stock market in seven months
Saving local governments from states
Murder: Ibadan broadcaster, 3 others remanded ‎in prison
Russia 2018 qualifier: FIFA picks refs for Nigeria, Cameroon duels
S’Arabia seeks to end U.S. lawsuits over Sept. 11 attacks
Nigeria’s exclusive breastfeeding rate rises to 25%- FG
NUC: Corruption, impediment to varsity autonomy
Amaechi replies Wike: ‘You’re forging and contorting documents to vilify me’
Atiku to APC: You’ve derailed on internal democracy
Army donates 5,000 rifles to Civil Defence
NDE embarks on enumeration of artisans
Man commits suicide after killing 62-year-old prophetess mother
Rustling: Police to begin cattle tracking
FRSC seeks arrest, prosecution of Abia Speaker, wife over shooting
Adefarati’s son, Olowolabi, Ojogo make commissioners’ list in Ondo
Enugu: APC appeal panel begins sitting, dismisses reports of ‘inconclusive’ LG congresses


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