​News Headlines Dec 17, 2017. Headlines From Nigeria’s Major Newspapers 

News Headlines Dec 17, 2017. Headlines From Nigeria’s Major Newspapers 

Compiled by Demola Adefajo 

The Punch

$1bn Boko Haram fund tears senators, reps apart
We can’t talk about Buhari, Atiku travel ban – US
Controversy over law graduate’s insistence on hijab for bar ceremony
Desperate search for oil in North due to restructuring fear — Ekweremadu
I would have been an excellent footballer if I had a good coach –Amaju Pinnick
Fuel hike
1.5% Nigerians owe banks N5trn, says AMCON
PENGASSAN insists on nationwide strike Monday
Buhari, Saraki mourn late ex-SGF
Burna Boy in SARS cell with other robbery suspects
NGO bill
Violence: Osinbajo, Aisha Buhari seek stiff sanctions for perpetrators
Medical error: Experts call for reforms
APC’s stainless kitchen can accommodate more cooks –Tinubu
PDP leadership victimising Kashamu –South-West group
Man s neighbour over bonfire
GCI governing board to revive school’s fallen standards
Atiku opens ‘Chicken Cottage’ outlet in Abuja
Buhari’s age-mates advise him on his birthday
Opposition dead in Oyo State, says Tinubu
Fayose greets Buhari at 75, asks him not to re-contest
NSCDC arrests 138 suspects in Nasarawa for various offences
Prankster accidentally cements head inside microwave
APGA, PDP bicker over Anambra senate seat
I joined politics to fight a CBN policy — Senator Dada
Parking space for sale
Lagos belongs to Awori, the Bini met them there — Akintoye
When NGO bill supporters kept quiet
Tinubu persuaded Bola Ige to be Obasanjo’s minister – Agunloye
Nigeria needs $6bn to fix gas supply gap — Operators
Vehicle maintenance tips for Christmas travellers
Pensioners angry, threaten to pull out of NUP
FG seeks support of financial institutions for miners
Treasury bills extend rally as sell-off weigh
AMCON’S takeover of Aero was a blessing – Sanusi
Dad wouldn’t have supported Biafra agitation — Sam Mbakwe’s daughter
Buhari’s age-mates advise him on his birthday
Uruguay 2018: Flamingoes advance to final round
Young sprinters target athletics glory
After playing for Holland, I’m ready for Eagles — Owobowale
Ronaldo fires Madrid to Club World Cup glory
Maradona lauds ‘revelation’ Mbappe
Ndidi sees red on birthday … as Palace maul Leicester 3-0
Beggars carry device to accept mobile money
Man orders crocodiles online, receives photos instead
Six tips for creating your dream closet
Preparing for the next medical revolution
Treating toothache with alcohol is wrong — Fatunde
That time of the year
WHO certifies Gabon as polio-free
I want govt to arrest my dad for abandoning me — Nine-year-old boy evicted by stepdad over witchcraft allegation
‘There are over 4,000 Nigerians in one Libyan prison’
‘Libyan captors burnt our flesh with cooking gas’
I was stabbed with a knife after Libyans sold me — Okotie
Editorial: Nigeria’s perilous pollution indices
A kleptocracy overruns a democracy
Of God, politics and morality
That time of the year


Gidado Idris, Former SGF, Dies at 82 after Protracted Illness
Buhari: Many Stranded Blacks in Libya Claiming to Be Nigerians
PDP to APC: Apologise to Nigerians on the War against Boko Haram
I’m Not Running for Senate, President in 2019, Says Okorocha
Bode George: No Issue against Emergence of Secondus
Restructuring Nigeria Beyond the Bile and Politics of Non-negotiability
Edo Govt Charges Intending Christian Pilgrims on Spiritual Re-birth
Obaseki at Gbinije’s burial, urges Christians to emulate her virtues
Buhari: Many Stranded Blacks in Libya Claiming to Be Nigerians
2018 Budget Accommodates Increased Number of Police Personnel, Says Buhari
GE: Improper Alignment between Education Curriculum and Industry Needs, Major Barrier…
• Recommends holistic public-private partnership to address skills gaps Irvine: We’re Undertaking World’s Biggest Waste Management Job in Lagos
Capital Market  Operators Call for Unified Licence to Access Discount Window
Mirchandani: There Must Be Deliberate Policies to Cut Cost of Borrowing…
The Belt and Road: New Opportunities for China-Nigeria Cooperation
An Interesting Build-up to 2019
End SARS as a Mob Project
Humbling Moments for Adeboye at Another Holy Ghost Congress
Producer, Adey Features Femi Kuti, Olamide on Oluwawavy
Wiz on the Beach Concert
Calabar Bubbles with Miss Africa Pageant Contestants
Uneasy Calm as Ajimobi’s New Obas Move to Depose Olubadan
Buhari at 75: Why God Kept Him Alive

The Nation

Paris Club refund: Delta, Ogun, Adamawa, six others to wait
Tinubu, Ajimobi, welcome Akala, Folarin, others to APC on Oyo governor’s 68th birthday
$1b to fight Boko Karam: Governors Forum tackles Fayose
Former SGF Gidado Idris dies at 82
Over N100m goods destroyed in Onitsha market fire
Residents carpet police over Bayelsa killings
Buhari tasks ECOWAS leaders on terrorism, human, drug trafficking
How not to denigrate our troops’ achievements – NY times
Group warns UK,US to stop interfering in matters that concerns Nigeria.
How Ronaldo Won Third Club World Cup Title for Madrid
Buhari congratulates new Emir of Katagum
Obasanjo calls for unity among Yorubas
Gidado Idris’s death, a big loss to the nation, Says Buhari
Septuagenarian killed with machete in Ondo
Dana group’s $1.2B investment will boost economy – Senate committee 
Provost laments exclusion from TETFUND
Uruguay 2018: Flamingoes scrape through to final round
Port Harcourt Polo Club plans big for annual tourney
Arsenal & Chelsea Win, Huddersfield Hit Four at Watford
3e Actuaries Golf Open: Nigeria still in contention on final day
Bedene reverts to Slovenian for 2020 Olympics
Full Time: MAN CITY 4, Tottenham 1 @ Etihad Stadium
Kwara 2019: APC, PDP in battle for the south
2019: Can Atiku be the new face of Nigeria?
Buhari at 75: Why God kept him alive
‘How Keke Napep inspired my new song’
ADESUA ETOMI:‘Muna’ is my most tasking role
Nigerian Cultural Queen Pageant crowns winner
Ex-bankers to file fresh suit against CBN, NDIC, others over N9.8b entitlements
‘We’re ruthless about customers’ happiness’
Yuletide sales: Not business as usual
Chamber optimistic of business growth in 2018


My Prostrate Cancer Did Not Spread Like Nigerian Doctors Said —SADIQ DABA
Faith Power That Moves Mountain
Nigerians Are Weary Of Applications They Can’t Afford — Ayoola Tranter IT Boss
How Nigeria’s Economy Will Gain From High Insurance Penetration – Apampa, Equity Assurance CEO
SSANU, NASU, NAAT Demand N30bn To End Strike
Inter, Intra-Personal Tension In Marriage: Inter Personal Tension
Word Of Life At 30: Okowa, Ezeife, Others Urge Prayers To Save Nigeria
From My Archive -2014
Why A Christian Should Be Generous
Take A Song From The Storm
“You Snakes! You Brood Of Vipers!”
RESTRUCTURING: Time Running Out On Oil, Ekweremadu Warns
N6TRN Oil Revenue Leakage: House Committee Threatens To Arrest 7CEOs
Kate Henshaw, Other Celebrities Endorse Upbeat Recreation Centre
Toyin Saraki Seeks Review Of NGO Bill, Ajulo Backs It
X-Mas Celebration: Govt. Revenue Rises As FAAC Shares N609.958bn For November
I Love Threesome Porn — Maheeda
PDP rebranding itself with stolen arms money – Lai Mohammed
Confab: Southern senators blast Northern counterparts over call on President to jettison report
E-West road: FG releases N3bn to contactors – Usani
APC only progressive party in Nigeria, Africa, says Tinubu
I’ll get Nigeria to work again – Atiku
Buhari’s birthday: President gradually restoring Nigeria’s lost glory- Dogara
Ex-President Jonathan felicitates with Buhari at 75
Fayose greets Buhari at 75, knocks him on performance
Nesiama bags CAA technical job
Uruguay 2018: Flamingoes survive Ethiopia, scrape through to final round
Access Bank/Lagos Marathon: No more room for elite athletes
Russia 2018 W/Cup: ABITECH vows to boost power supply
Diouf: Tough challenge for Teranga Lions at Russia 2018
Searching for Love?
Marriage Matters – It beats co-habitation hands down!
Why one-night-stands aren’t such a big deal these days
Expensive ‘Mansions’ that are hardly lived in! – Bunmi Sofola
Make a resolution to resist temptation! – Bunmi Sofola
Kate Henshaw, other celebrities endorse Upbeat Recreation Centre
Keke Napep will make a sexy romantic getaway ride — Lorraine Lionheart
Tiwa Savage Vs Yemi Alade: Who rules 2017?
Simi, Small Doctor promise superlative outing at GOtv Boxing Night jam
Benin/Ijaw standoff: Ondo Ijaw beg Buhari to intervene

The Guardian

 NUC, CLE bicker over accreditation of law faculties
ECOWAS citizens stranded abroad: Buhari seeks urgent action
‘Fela would have expected better from disciples in following his radical ideals’
 Ishaku raises alarm: There are plans to attack Taraba
My opponents are after me, Okorocha cries out
Restructuring: Fear fueling resistance, says Ekweremadu
Etsu Nupe commends Wike’s developmental strides
Group decries prevalence of jungle justice in Nigeria 
Body seeks speedy passage of Forensic Auditors Bill
 Wenger expects Arsenal revival over Christmas
De Bruyne is my Man City blueprint – Guardiola
Conte upset by lack of credit for champions’ run
Guard against further blunders, Onigbinde cautions NFF
CHAN Eagles clash with MFM over NPFL invitational title
FIFA threatens to boot Spain out of 2018 Russia World Cup
  Editorial: Return of the toll gates
 Anambra Central Senate seat: Court ruling stirs further controversy
What PDP’s contentious convention has unveiled
Oni: APC can only die due to poor strategy
Buhari at 75: Why God kept him alive
Akintayo: Unrestricted access is major cause of painkiller abuse
Adult bedwetting is mostly a clinical condition, not spiritual attack

Daily Trust

Kaduna’s role in Nigeria chosen by destiny – Buhari
Buhari congratulates new Emir of Katagum
IMN: Group faults US, UK obsession with Nigeria
Rape of 6-month-old: Aisha Buhari seeks review of fine
Buhari seeks accountability in management of ECOWAS resources
Onitsha traders count losses as fire guts drug market
Anambra school tragedy: Please forgive my wife, it’s the devil – husband begs deceased family
Abuse: Osinbajo, Aisha Buhari want perpetrators sanctioned
The PDP convention revisited
Ghost companies lift N1.1tr crude oil
Convention Aftermath: Issues to Shape Emergence of PDP Presidential/VP Candidates
Fuel scarcity persist despite Kachikwu’s promise
Operation Lafiya Dole troops capture 167 insurgents
Buhari seeks accountability in management of ECOWAS resources
Rape of 6-month-old: Aisha Buhari seeks review of fine
Taraba governor warns on plot to attack state
Dogara, Al-Makura salute Buhari at 75
Gidado Idris’ Last Interview
Buhari at 75: Why God kept him alive
Illicit drugs: APC women leader demands collective action
Tears as Boko Haram victims recount ordeal
Army officer arrested over alleged killing of driver
Taraba governor warns on plot to attack state
Convention: Will APC prove PDP wrong?
How son in-law may succeed father in-law in Imo
Will these ‘new’ faces save the PDP?
Flamingoes through to FIFA U-17 Women’s World Cup final round
Profile Group, 5th Chukker, Keffi Ponys share Keffi Polo Ranch Open honours
Gombe, Jewel of the Savanna lights-up for Polo
Why Nigeria should invest in grass production
Editorial: Appeal Court Ruling on Judges’ Trial

The Sun

Convict breaks from jail to hold all-night party
We’re looking for him –Prison Controller Why you need to eat more tomato, watermelon
I’m ready for marriage – Nkechi Sunday
MASSOB blasts British envoy, Arkwright for kicking against Biafra
Navy, OPC men in gun duel at Atlas Cove
APC can accommodate all powerful politicians – Tinubu
…Receives Alao-Akala, Folarin, others in Oyo
Buhari tasks ECOWAS leaders on human trafficking
…Makes case for ECOWAS citizens stranded abroad
Fayose felicitates with Buhari @ 75
…Knocks him on performance …Advises President to quit the stage when ovation is loudest
Gov. Ishaku raises the alarm over imminent plans to attack Taraba
Xmas offering: New MMM emerges with audacious promise to double money in 48 hours
Police rescue 2 children from abductors
Bleak Christmas : Traders lament over low patronage
PDP presidential ticket : Atiku can’t stop us – Lamido, Shekarau, Makarfi vow
Singing for President Obama made me very nervous – Abiodun Koya, actress
Feed your good wolf
What are the effects of alcohol in our body?
Buhari at 75: Why God kept him alive
Okorocha and his happiness quest
Mandarin: In search of the next generation public servant
Encounter with Lady Hadiza
The evil of “Midnight Appointments”
Police rescue 2 children from abductors
2019: PDP convention raises fresh concerns for opposition party
Ronaldo strikes as Real lifts Club World Cup
Chelsea, Arsenal win at home
Neymar scored two goals and set up two more as Paris St Germain extended their Ligue 1…
EDITORIAL: PDP and the need for a virile opposition
Composition of N’Assembly vs 1999 Nigerian Constitution
‘My wife is too close to a male friend’
The modern mistress, creation of today’s men
Warning signs of abusive relationships
“Touché Madam Lawyer, apologies!”
A humble Pastor Adeboye humbled!

New Telegraph

PDP: We’re ready to deplete APC
Bail jump: Kanu has attracted hatred to Ndigbo –Igbo politician
Fuel scarcity to bite harder as PENGASSAN orders strike Monday
My future husband will be a lucky man –Diwa Ishaya
PDP dead in Oyo -Tinubu, Alao-Akala, others
Tears as fire guts Onitsha drug market
Pope comes under fire
Etteh: I’ve paid great price for Nigerian women
Clerics should be properly informed –Archbishop Olusegun Robert
Bossladies Nest 32: Indeed, death is a woman!
Nigeria drug industry has gone back to pre-Akunyili era, says pharmacist
I don’t see Buhari getting a second term –Prophet Collins
Troops kill scores of insurgents, capture 167 in Lake Chad Islands
Scrapping SARS ‘ll lead to chaos, says Balogun
Anambra Central Seat: PDP hails verdict
Yuletide Season: Why we can’t give discount on sales –Traders, transporters
Malaria accounts for 50 per cent deaths in Borno -WHO
Our country has gone very dysfunctional under APC –Eddy Olafeso
Ending minimum wage impasse
Okiemute: Nigerians‘ll give Buhari second term
2019: Power marathon begins
Ajimobi: Keeping faith with Oyo workers in prosperity, adversity
Govs disowns Fayose over comment on $1b cash
Tears as fire guts Onitsha drug market
Buhari at 75: Why God kept him alive
Kaduna crucial in Nigeria’s political equation -Buhari
Pope comes under fire
FG, states, LGs share N609.959 for November
Seafood and okro soup
Crafty alternative Christmas trees
GTBank named best Nigerian, African bank in CSR
10 Highest paid national team coaches in Africa
Pro guide to serving champagne this season
World class footballers with Xmas names
Yomi Shabi: Ankara fashion diva
Curtain falls on Rainoil Tennis Open at LCC
Osinbajo urges media organisations to adopt new business model
Flamingoes beat Ethiopia to move closer to Uruguay 2018
Kudos to the judiciary in asserting its heavily assaulted independence
2019: Atiku launches new franchise, promises jobs
Coca-Cola introduces new 5Alive variants
Olympiakos ban Emenike from first-team training
NBA, Solektra announce multiyear partnership deal in Africa
Auto policy: 70 % tariff drives down car import to 25%–NPA
Yuletide: Ogun Customs declares war against smuggling
CBN repays $1.1bn worth of T-bills, overnight rates fall
PZ Cussons warns of lower HY operating profit, shares fall
Firm targets 200MW expansion, floats N50bn bond
Sassy holiday makeup looks
Nigeria’s trade balance hits N1trn –NBS
It shall be well with the righteous (3)
Again Peugeot 301 wins Car of the Year award
Bryan Okwara: Cool dude
NB wins sectoral leadership award
Inspired: Gold Christmas panache
My relationship with Simi –Falz
Kalu: Okosisi with a lion heart
Global movie on Dick Tiger boosts Nigeria
Anambra lawmakers raise alarm over menace of herdsmen
Trendy in joggers
Small Doctor, Simi promise to thrill fans at Boxing Night
Omoni Oboli breaks box office history with ‘Wives on Strike’

Enyinna Nwigwe, Ebube Nwagbo, others storm The Wedding Showcase 3

Meet little Esther Odenigbo, Miss Green and White Nigeria

I didn’t meet Lagos CP on police assault on me –April Jojo Muse
Breaking through barriers
Engaging the Spirit of Joy for acceptable praise
Taming the drug culture in the music industry
Christmas Day glam

Glamour as Saraki stages classy wedding for daughter
joint Health Workers protest lopsided appointments

Ekiti All Stars FC donates mower to sports council

Samuel Adedoyin celebrates as he turns 82
1,000 Nigerians die annually of epidemics – ex-LUTH CMD
Restructuring: Ekweremadu warns on oil losing its value
Aisha Buhari urges stiffer penalty against child abuse
Peaceful co-existence driving force for development–Ambode
Police rescues boy kidnapped while returning from church
The Bible –Why so many translations?
Owolabi Salis displays commitment to humanity
Celebration as Adekunle Awode clocks 80
Oyedepo’s Landmark University launches rice production

Sacred Encounter 2
Ozil fires Arsenal to victory over Newcastle
Hungry husbands should not be angry
Firms partner to expand premium spirits market in Nigeria
Elephant acquires Elele rice mills, keys into Anchor Borrowers Scheme
Nigeria T-bills extend rally as sell-off, new issues weigh
Forceful forgiveness
’ll turn around MAN Oron’s fortunes in 365 days–Rector
Reckitt Benckiser assures on job creation, economic growth
APSMAN partners Lagos Safety Commission to sanitize beauty industry


Saraki @55: His battles, victories
PDP’s convention and opposition politics
Being UCH brand ambassador is a call to service —Saidi Balogun
RK1, 9ice, Que Peller, others for Ajilete carnival
LASG births Lagos Grows Talent 2017
Nigerian youths must stop rewarding ignorance, tribalism —Osinbajo
As Dickson ignites Christmas fire in Bayelsa
I’ve no regrets quitting GOFAMINT after 38 years —Pastor Ologbonyo
Christians have a divine right to defend themselves when attacked —ECWA President
Green vegetation (II)
Atona Oodua, Olabode George, the South-West and the PDP
Secondus fit carry last
New digital technology displaying adverts made for toilet
Criminalise same sex marriage —Nigerian Catholic
Continue to pray for Nigeria, Pastor Kumuyi urges citizens
Go into Boko Haram territory to win souls, Apostle Akingbade tasks Christians
In praise of Fela’s marvellous queens
Four Nigerians long listed for 9mobile Prize for Literature
Author appraises Nigeria’s image projects in book
A response to my brother, Reuben Abati
NYSC director buried in Anambra amid tears
Restructuring: Time running out on oil —Ekweremadu
Buhari, Saraki, Dogara, others mourn Idris
Jonathan, Dogara, Fayose felicitate with Buhari at 75
Senate moves to tackle drug, substance abuse
Buhari seeks ECOWAS mechanism to repatriate, resettle stranded migrants
2 Delta communities poise for war over land with crude oil
Obasanjo calls for unity among Yoruba
Release our leader, wife, El-Zakzaky supporters urge Buhari
Taraba gov raises the alarm over plan to attack state again
Shiite: Your recommendations belated, CSOs tell US, UK Envoys
Police parade 23 suspects over alleged kidnapping, armed robbery, cattle rustling, others
Death of Idris a big blow ―Buhari
Nigeria is steadily regaining its past glory under Buhari’s leadership ―Dogara
Goods worth millions of naira gutted by fire
Court freezes Osun’s bank accounts over enforcement of N170m compensation
My fortune nose-dived after she threatened to deal with me —Husband
She accuses me of infidelity, threatens to set me ablaze —Man
12,000 Nigerians awaiting deportation from Germany —Awoniyi
Corruption in judiciary has escalated —Aderibigbe
Ogun State now one of the fastest growing in Nigeria —Commissioner for Information
It’s an invitation to anarchy —Nura
Free at last! Conjoined twins separated for the first time
What Libya’s “slave auctions” tell us about the humanitarian system
Disability Bill: When will it become a law?
Central government must not get distracted by 2019 political games —Adeagbo
2019 Presidency: Buhari and the contending forces
There is no way governors will lead Secondus by the nose —Orbih
2019: Why APC needs to be careful —Idahosa
PDP convention: The morning after and 2019
EDITORIAL: South-West governors and constitutional amendment


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