​News Headlines Dec 8, 2017. Headlines From Nigeria’s Major Newspapers

News Headlines Dec 8, 2017. Headlines From Nigeria’s Major Newspapers 

Compiled by Demola Adefajo 

The Punch

We recommended Justice Ademola’s sacking to Buhari – NJC …says judge’s resignation, an after thought
Kano’s massive reception, clear signal to my opponent –Buhari
Foreign rice in Nigeria smuggled, some poisonous – FG
Oil workers threaten nationwide strike from Dec. 18
Artisan charged with stealing commits suicide at Lagos court
Christmas: Lagos okays sale of Lake Rice
Woman accused of torturing five-year-old
I bought AK47 for N470,000, says cattle rustler
Guardiola praises Nigerian-born defender
PDP national convention: 92 aspirants jostle for 23 positions
Ronaldo pips Messi to win Ballon d’Or
Surrender illegal firearms, Niger urges herdsmen, farmers
Gunmen abduct Plateau PDP chairman, demand N100m
Kidney failure: NGO claims are unfounded, patient’s mother says
Edo street sweepers protest unpaid eight-month salary arrears
UPDATED: NJC sacks Justice Ademola, shuns his resignation…
More trouble for Supreme Court Justice Sylvester Ngwuta
List of Ballon d’Or winners since 1956
Israel retaliates against projectile fire from Gaza
Buhari: Act on #EndSARS campaign now
Four robbery suspects arrested in A’Ibom
Mother faces trial for attempted sale of twins
Parties reject INEC’s date for Taraba by-election
PDP chair: Step down for George, youths beg Adeniran, others
[UPDATED] Plateau PDP chairman: Abductors demand N100m ransom
I don’t want to be misquoted, Amaechi tells Lagos journalists
Plateau PDP chairman Damishi Sango, son, others abducted
Enjoying your holiday abroad without surprise card fees
Ex-NERC boss, Amadi, Ajaero fault power sector privatisation
We’ll complete Egina project for $16bn – Total
FG inaugurates NIPOST reform panels
Nigeria win more medals in Mexico
Edo FA lists 35 for awards
I want seven Ballons d’Or – Ronaldo
Concerns over unwanted pregnancy among pupils in Kwara
Embrace beauty of Mathematics, principal tells pupils
Corona partners Goethe on German language, celebrates at 25
Don’t stop payment of WAEC fees, APDA urges Ondo govt
Lagos carnival of colours and vibes
Baker, others in final race for Next Titan’s N5m
Celebration of poetry, life at SOMAFest
T-Man Chin Chin’s song, ‘Talo megun wa,’ offensive to Badagry natives —Council boss
Headies Awards to hold March 24
Your pet also needs regular check-up
Ambode’s wife seeks increased awareness on breast cancer
Health benefits of oily fish
Editorial: Buhari: Act on #EndSARS campaign now
Gems in the zoo
Militant Ambode’s template that Buhari can use
Tweaking university education for youth empowerment


Buhari: My Kano Visit, Reception is a Clear Message to the Opposition
State APC endorses president, to sue him if he fails to contest in 2019    Atiku to declare for presidency after PDP convention
NJC Rejects Justice Ademola’s Resignation, Retires Him, Another Judge Compulsorily
Kachikwu Rolls Out Emergency Plan to End Petrol Scarcity
Boko Haram Threat to Bomb Abuja, Other Cities Real, Warn Police
Suspect Commits Suicide in Court
FG May Sell off 2,000 Houses in Abuja over Tax Avoidance
FG Confers 2017 National Merit Award on Adesina, Onobrakpeya
Agbakoba Asks Nigerians to Take over Country with the National Intervention Movement
Dogara Advocates Legislative Intervention to Combat Proliferation of Weapons in W’Africa
FAAC: States to Partake in Reconciliation of NNPC Figures
11 Persons Hospitalised as Cholera Hits Anambra
Director Accused of Corruption Forfeits N329m, 24 Houses to FG
Oando Shareholders Chide Adeosun over Alleged Interference in Forensic Audit
Absence of Co-defendants Stall Fresh Arraignment of Maryam Sanda
FG May Sell off 2,000 Houses in Abuja over Tax Avoidance
2019: Group Begins Move to Reshape Nigerian Politics
Abductors of Plateau Chairman Demand N100m Ransom
2019: We’ll Support Candidate with Programme to Address Igbo Marginalisation, Says Ohanaeze
Group Seeks to Create One Million Jobs, Grow GDP to $4tn within Eight Years
NPS Promotes 11,000 Prison Officers, Plans to Recruit 6,000
House Cautions Police to Uphold Constitutional Rights of Citizens
DPR to Probe Oando Station for Hoarding as Owner Threatens Agency
Aliko Dangote on Nasdaq Tower, New York
Nasarawa Govt Opts for Borrowing to Pay LG Workers, Says Commissioner
You’re Not Weaker Sex, Ex-Zimbabwean VP, Ex-Liberian First Lady, Govs Tell Women
Uranta: Restructuring, Southern Revolution Will Determine Next Nigerian President
Former NERC Chair, Amadi, Electricity Union Condemn Power Privatisation
PSC Promotes Two CPs to AIG, Confirms 241 Others to Higher Ranks
Ladoja Dispels Quit Rumour, Says He Remains Candidate to Beat
Odoh Covets Equatorial Guinea Open Treble
Ronaldo Wins Fifth Ballon d’Or to Equal Messi’s Record
Accion MFB Disburses N79.8bn Loans to Customers
Sterling Bank, Others Commence e-Ticketing in BRT Buses
NSE All-Share Index Gains 1.2% as Equities Market Extends Bullish Run
Visa Introduces Next Level Innovation in Payments through Sensory Branding
Makarfi, PDP Governors Ready for Transparent Convention, Says Adeniran
Dogara Proffers LG Devt as Panacea for Illegal Migration
PDP Convention is Our Chance to Restore Dignity, Says Mark
The Billionaire With Eyes Lifted Towards Heaven
Is Nigeria’s Security Architecture Degenerating Into a House Of Cards?
PDP Convention: It’s Risky to Elect Anyone with EFCC Case, Kashamu Warns
NSE All-Share Index Gains 1.2% as Equities Market Extends Bullish Run

The Nation

Buhari: looters won’t return to power in 2019
PDP convention: Jittery Atiku runs to IBB
Who becomes PDP chairman?
Gwarzo’s suspension: The inside story (II)
VAIDS nets N17b in six months, says FIRS
5000 Nigerians trapped in Libyan camps
NJC recommends compulsory retirement of Justice Ademola, Tokode
PDP in uncertain battle to save its future
UN condemns Libya’s African slave trade
BEDC inaugurates Asaba main sub-station
Osinbajo inaugurates 5,000 tonnes cashew processing plant
‘PDP ‘ll consolidate at grassroots’
So, who buys 9mobile and its $1.2b debt?
PDP in make or mar convention
‘Southeast should support Southwest for PDP chairman’
See list of Ballon d’Or winners
Copa Lagos 2017: Gunners Naija seek support for Arsenal
Ronaldo 5-5 Messi: Cristiano Ronaldo Wins 2017 Ballon d’Or
Quadri ends 2017 at 21 in latest ITTF ranking
Argentina must improve to succeed in Russia – Messi
Adamu selects 10 players for COPA Lagos
‘PDP ‘ll consolidate at grassroots’
PDP in make or mar convention
More troubles for Kiss Daniel
Artistes grace ‘The Wedding Showcase’
Society seeks review of occupational, environmental health laws
‘Patronise govt health care facilities’
Remove tariffs on anti-diabetes drugs, others, Fed Govt urged
Hope for crash victims as Shell donates extractive equipment to FRSC in Bayelsa
Ita-Giwa to Niger Delta youths: drop your arms
South-south ta ku
Farmer docked for stealing transformer cable
Unemployed man jailed two years for drug trafficking
Court docked man for N.26m fraud
Otedola’s daughter, nicest thing that happen to me – Mr Eazi
Our memories of Black Friday, by shoppers
Black Friday: Yudala promises best prices
BEDC inaugurates Asaba main sub-station
Glo leads mobile data democratisation


2019: Why Atiku Is Shunning Power Blocs — Investigations
Now That Mr. Atiku Has Decamped Again To PDP (2)
Nigerian Water Firm Targets Four Africa Markets For Export
Quadri Ends 2017 At 21st In Latest ITTF Ranking
N17 Billion Had Been Raised Under VAIDS – FG
FG Commences Partial Commercialisation Of NIPOST
World Cup-Bound Super Eagles Worth N38.5 Billion
FG Commences Partial Commercialization Of NIPOST
I Retired Voluntarily, Immediately I Was Freed By Court – Justice Ademola
Novare Unveils $68m Shopping Mall With 60 Stores In Abuja
Integrate Herdsmen, Kogi Govt Charges LG Bosses, Monarchs
2019 Presidency: Angry Atiku Shuns Press, Others After Talks With IBB
Federal Civil Service Begins Recruitment Of OND, HND, BA/BSc
PDP’s Second Chance At A New Life
Lemo To Chair UNN Lagos Alumni Bi-Annual Dinner, Ceremony
African Development Bank Leads The Way In Renewable Energy
Bachama Group Calls For Judicial Probe Of Numan Killings
N17 billion had been raised under VAIDS – FG
What I saw in Kogi, Bayelsa, Rivers’ elections really upset me — Buhari
Agbakoba urges Buhari to sack his entire cabinet
Money laundering: Court gives EFCC nod to arraign ex-AGF, Otunla, others Jan 27
2019 Elections: APC stakeholders threaten to sue President Buhari
Liberia’s run-off poll to go ahead
Y2018 is going to be a better year for Lagos – Ambode
2019: APC youth caucus to mobilise 15m votes for Buhari
PDP chairmanship : I am confident of victory -Adedoja
World Cup-bound Super Eagles worth N38.5 billion
Messi may retire if Argentina flops
NJF vows to reorganise Judo
List of Ballon d’Or winners
Yuletide: MI, Ice Prince, Harrysong others shut down Jos Chillin’ Carnival
Actress Chika Oguine to host St. Bartholomew’s praise concert
32 countries to participate in Miss Africa beauty pageant Dec. 27
Why I chose music- Same OG
Temi, Femi Otedola’s daughter, nicest thing that happen to me – Mr Eazi

The Guardian

 IBB, Jonathan wade into South West PDP discord
Government issues conflicting reasons for fuel shortage
IFIS secures CBN’s approval, crosses 10,000 agents’ mark
 Reps halt $195 million waterways concession, begin investigation
West Africans import $35 million small arms yearly, says UN
NJC recommends compulsory retirement of justices Ademola, Tokode
Police Commission promotes 250 senior officers
Expert charges Nigerian youths to embrace entrepreneurship
Petroleum varsity gets Shell’s nod to produce lightweight automobiles
  The growth of Copa Lagos and its challenges
Juventus trip title test for unbeaten Inter
Leave Enyeama alone, Garba advises Rohr
Willian warns Chelsea can’t afford slip-ups
Arsenal Beach soccer team vows to conquer Copa Lagos
Justice for Izu Joseph
 Government restructures VAS market for improved service delivery
Slavery, deaths & the Mediterranean journey
Stakeholders identify fraud risks among PTADs, merchants
AU trade commissioner says Africa doing right to create CFTA
Keep the festive season healthy
 Editorial: Of foreigners taking over agriculture
 Murder of a leftist-feminist
Adeniji: A tribute to decency
Infidelity and cheating in African tradition
The comedic case of Rochas Okorocha
 PDP on edge as convention holds tomorrow
The landscape of Nigeria and party politics
APC youth caucus to mobilise 15m votes for Buhari in 2019
Why exercising on polluted city streets does more harm than good
Common BP drug raises skin cancer risk
‘Humans have hit limit for height, lifespan, physical performance, could soon move backwards’
Obesity prevented in rats fed high-fat diet


Massive Reception In Kano, Clear Message To Opposition – PMB
Fuel Scarcity: PENGASSAN Dares FG, Threatens Strike Monday
24 Hours To National Convention, Atiku Meets IBB In Minna
Police Confirm Abuja Attack Threat, Call For Calm
FG Proffers New Strategy To End Fuel Queues
Total Direct Remittance To CBN Hits N1.8trn In 9 Months
Farmers Set To Crash Maize Price By 50%
PDP Convention: Our Chance To Restore Dignity – Mark
Nigerians In Libya Not Willing To Return – Charge d’Affaires
West Africa Needs Laws Against Proliferation Of Arms – Dogara
FG To Save N120bn From Payroll, Inaugurates Action Plans Team
NJC Sacks Justices Ademola, Tokedo For Corruption
PDP’s Second Chance At A New Life
Commuters Groan As Fuel Queues Continue In Abuja
Why Anambra Central Senatorial Election Should Hold January 13
Tennis players Battle For Rainoil’s N3.1m Tourney In Lagos
Loveth Howell National Judo Championship Kicks-Off In Benin City

The Sun

Achievements of Happiness ministry’ll shock critics –Okorocha
Kanu’s family demands return of property taken away by Army
PDP chair: I’m still in the race, says Ladoja
• Adeniran: I’m ready for the convention
PDP national chair: Atiku woos IBB
• Lobby for Adeniran’s chairmanship intensifies, Ladoja, Dokpesi press on • Support base for Secondus
Fuel queues: Normalcy returns to Lagos, Abuja to ease weekend
NJC sacks Justice Ademola, one other
• Asks public to disregard his purported resignation letter
Plateau PDP chairman, son, four others kidnapped
Economy wreckers jostling for 2019 –Buhari
• Gets second term endorsement in Kano
Fresh fuel crisis looms as PENGASSAN threatens nationwide strike
2019 presidency: Ohanaeze gives conditions for Igbo support
Single shipwreck costs FG $1.8m to remove –NPA
Buhari confers national merit award on Adesina, Onobrakpeya 
• Osinbajo, Lai Mohammed laud recipients
Boko-Haram: FG adopts new interrogation strategy
•Chibok girls: BBOG marches on Aso Rock Monday
Restructuring, others: Northern senators, govs to meet in Katsina
Achievements of Happiness ministry’ll shock critics –Okorocha
5,000 Nigerians trapped in Libyan detention camps –Envoy
U.S: Franken to resign from Senate following reports of sexual misconduct
U.S Jerusalem move sparks protests, clashes
PDP convention: Baraka’s quest to lead women
Epic battle for Wadata Plaza
Real Estate: Stanbic IBTC, others list path to long-term development
NIA moves to bring about affordable housing
How govt can provide emergency shelter for Nigeria’s IDPs 
ITTF Ranking: Quadri ends 2017 as Africa’s best
Dalung, NOC, Ogboro commend NMPF
Ballon d’Or: Ronaldo equals Messi’s record
Akwa Ibom swears in 31 new LG chairmen
Court remands Benin chief priest over encroachment 
Yenagoa workers’ll be paid from Paris Club refund –LG chair
Condition of North East IDP camps pathetic, says northern monarchs
Kebbi: FG to sanction gold mine operator
• New Birnin-Kebbi varsity VC resumes
NIA moves to bring about affordable housing
 EDITORIAL: No to sale of national assets
Ekwueme: Philosopher and king
Why Christians, others must always emulate Jesus – Bishop Onaiyekan
…As Kalu hosts ‘Nine Lessons and Carols’ in Abuja •Ex-Abia gov to build Centre for Conflict Resolution…
Lessons AY taught me –Ushbebe, comedian
It’s redemption or damnation time for PDP
Wanted: An APGA administration in Imo
Blurred vision of South-West governors
Atiku’s new romance with PDP
Atiku’s return to PDP and matters arising
Sultan of Sokoto: Sarkin Muslumi or Sarkin Fulani?
Run your home like a business outfit

Daily Trust

Pressure mounts for Gwarzo’s recall
NJC recommends Justice Adeniyi Ademola for sack
FAAC:Federation revenue declines by N25.3bn in Oct
Maryam Sanda’s mother, brother charged with Bilyamin’s murder
Kano APC to buy forms for Buhari’s second term
ICC to help upgrade cricket in Nigeria
Police commission promotes 2 AIGs, 248 others
IPMAN blames panic buying, hoarding for fuel scarcity
Reps probe $195 waterways contract to Israeli firm
Buhari orders crackdown on drug traffickers
Gunmen abduct Damishi Sango, 4 others; demand N100m
N207m debt: GTB asks court to dismiss Ladoja’s bond
Slavery resurgence condemnable, dehumanizing — Obasanjo
Anambra records 11 cases of cholera
1 dies in tussle over Awka royal throne
Gorilla roams Cross River villages
You’re not weaker sex, Ex-Zimbabwean VP, others tell women
Gov Gaidam upgrades six additional secondary schools
Yuletide: Threat to attack Abuja real – Police
JAMB restarts UTME registration
Nigeria to retire 403 military men next week – Official
Petrol hawkers take over Abuja streets
Leadership sealed over N100m debt
Atiku shuns supporters after meeting with IBB
PDP elects new leaders tomorrow
Rono, Masresha confirmed for Access Bank Lagos City Marathon
Tale, Danjuma, 8 others picked for COPA Lagos tourney
250,000-barrel refinery for Ogun State
FG approves ‘partial’ sale of NIPOST
Pressure mounts for Gwarzo’s recall
N67bn Utako market modelling: FCTA assures traders on shop ownership
Govt shouldn’t toy with teachers’ welfare – NUT
My governor has no brain
Unique style of counter insurgency
Editorial:  PDP should get it right tomorrow

New Telegraph

PDP leaders go to battle
Chairmanship aspirants speak on vision for party
PDP chair: 8 aspirants battle for one seat
Marketers shut more filling stations
Tax evaders pay N17bn to FG in six months
PDP State Chair, Sango, son’s abductors demand N100m
Police Commission promotes 250 senior officers
Hormonal contraception linked with breast cancer risk – Study
Fighting corruption is my worst nightmare – Buhari
Buhari confers 2017 National Merit awards on Adesina, Onobrakpeya
BREAKING: Fire outbreak shuts down FRSC operations
Chairmanship aspirants speak on vision for party
Marketers shut more filling stations
Tax evaders pay N17bn to FG in six months
PDP State Chair, Sango, son’s abductors demand N100m
2019: Ndigbo’ll endorse candidate with favourable programme – Nwodo
Police Commission promotes 250 senior officers
Hormonal contraception linked with breast cancer risk – Study
Lagos schools beat Ogun to win GTBank Super Cup
Community recovers corpse of murdered APGA’s secretary
ITTF rankings: Quadri ends year in 21st position
Nasarawa: We’ll borrow to pay November salaries
2019: Kano APC endorses Buhari, Ganduje
Nigeria house project committee inaugurated


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