News Headlines Dec 25, 2017. Headlines From Nigeria’s Major Newspapers 

News Headlines Dec 25, 2017. Headlines From Nigeria’s Major Newspapers 

Compiled by Demola Adefajo 

The Punch

Stepmother burns hungry two-year- old’s genitals over moin-moin
Jonathan’s officials, cousin shared N27bn proceeds of PHCN sale –EFCC
Reps propose N50m fine, 10-year jail term for electoral offenders
Travellers, motorists stranded as petrol sells for N400 per litre
JHow can you make a difference this Christmas?
EPL: Mata expects strong response from angry United
Adekuoroye joins Mumbai Maharathi for 2018 season
2017 positive year for Madrid – Perez
BREAKING: Guatemala to move embassy to Jerusalem
GOtv boxing: Joe Boy’s foe arrives for title fight
Oladipo shines in Pacers’ win
Stakeholders blame police for poor security at stadiums
Injured Onyekuru out for rest of season
Mourinho slams United stars after Leicester draw
Lack of medical care, insurance crippling Nigerian sports
Huge bank loans at risk as power sector crisis lingers
Candle fire kills two-year-old, BRT crushes sexagenarian in Lagos
11 women die in Kano tollgate auto crash
Cult members kill two, burn shop in reprisal
We can no longer laugh with Buhari -El-Rufai
Group wants senator recalled for kneeling before Saraki
Stepmother burns hungry two-year- old’s genitals over…
Robber mistakenly shoots partner during robber
Fayose to sell govt house fuel at N145/litre
Police dismiss cop for killing motorist in Kogi
Police arrest gunmen, recover stolen textiles in Niger
ILiberia’s election : U.S. warns citizens of possible violence
When protests failed to stop defection
We’ll mobilise heavy funds for Okorocha’s son-in-law to be governor — Imo lawmaker
Yuletide: Anger as customers spend hours in ATM queues
Sale of substandard products to attract N1m fine
Vetiva predicts more equity gains in 2018
Transcorp, Dangote Cement, Aiico top weekly trade volumes
I stood on a plane from Lagos to France during 1966 coup — Traore
Stakeholders blame police for poor security at stadiums
I’m sure my kids have a nickname for me but I don’t know it — Paul Play
‘Mad Over You’ changed my life- Runtown
Why I’m hard on Project Fame’s contestants – Uncle Ben
I didn’t falsify my age –Iyabo Ojo
I’ve only met Bobrisky once in my life – Denrele Edun
My baby mamas don’t mind me flaunting my wife –Oritsefemi
Editorial: Reversing high incidence of heart diseases deaths
Is petrol still subsidised?
Celebrating Christmas amid fuel scarcity


Buhari: Better Days Ahead
Lai Mohammed: Corruption War is Everybody’s War
State Legislatures Will Approve Share of ECA Withdrawal, Says Masari
Trump Never Said Nigerians Live in Huts, Says White House
Buhari Expresses Regret over Fuel Crisis, Subsidy Hits N40.70/Litre 
•Passengers travelling for Christmas stranded •NNPC says FG will not raise pump price •APC, PDP trade tackles over lingering scarcity  
President: Goodwill of the Masses Keeps Me in Politics
Power Generation Hits New Peak of 5,222.3MW 
11 Women Conveying Bride in Kano Killed in Road Crash,
EFCC Files Fraud Charges against Innoson Boss, Chukwuma, Others
Ex-Boko Haram Chief Warns Shekau against Using Hypnotised Girls as Suicide Bombers
$15.5m Fraud: EFCC Asks Court to Dismiss Patience Jonathan’s Application
Robber Shoots Colleague, Submits Self to Police
Ijaws Disown Kinsmen Who Met with Obaseki
Saraki, Dogara, Ekweremadu, Others Greet Christians at Christmas
Bauchi Gov’s Wife Urges Christian Women to Imbibe Virtues of Peace, Love, Generosity
Attack on Monarch: Apologise or Face Our Wrath, Rivers Community Warns APC
NAPTIP Nabs Couple who Inflicted Severe Body Injury on One-year-old Son
Apo Land Owners Send SOS to Buhari over Forceful Occupation of Their Property
Enugu Commissioner Sues EFCC, Demands N500m for Rights Violation
Finally, Buhari Regrets Fuel Scarcity, Sympathises with Nigerians
Mining Dispute: Dangote Lied to FG on Court Pronouncement, Says BUA
Adeosun: Finance Ministry, OAGF Comply with Fiscal Responsibility Act
2018: Vetiva Bullish on Equities Market, Projects 15% Growth
NAICOM Mulls Long Span Licensing Regime for Insurance Brokers  
A Bountiful Year for Investors
Equities Close Higher on Bargain Hunting 
PDP Governors: Why We Supported Secondus for Chairmanship Post
Fayose Blasts Buhari, APC over Fuel Crisis

The Nation

Jonathan’s ex-campaign chief forfeits 38 houses
Buhari directs end to petrol price hike, hoarding
NNPC: petrol subsidy now N26 per litre
IPMAN: we now get 80 trucks daily
Alleged forgery: EFCC files charges against Innoson
Tinubu seeks support for Buhari in Xmas message
Govt making efforts to end petrol scarcity, says APC
Women to Buhari: we’ve been abandoned
Air Force fighter jets kill insurgents
‘Let parents invest in their children’s morals’
MOSOP president cries out over imminent crisis in Ogoniland
Ashafa: let’s share love, joy this Christmas
Ahmed calls for prayers at Xmas
Ijaw youth factions clash over IYC leadership
Lagos Speaker urges Christ’s spirit of love
Rufai to Eagles: Don’t be distracted by FIFA ranking ahead of 2018 WC
Breaking: Serena Williams Returns four months after child birth
World Taekwondo confirms NTF Board
Okafor to sign long-term Basel deal
Sebastian: Eagles need a goalkeeper like me
Adeyeye: imposition should stop in PDP
2019: A vote for generational shift
Osun 2018: Quest for Aregbesola’s successor
Buratai, a Quintessential Gentleman and a Soldier’s Soldier
Unhealthy Economic Diet: ‘Drinking Oil and Smoking Gas’
Fertiliser import boosts food production
UACN closes application for N15.4b rights issue
Fed Govt allays fears over currency risk on dollar loans
VAIDS: Expert urges govt to target rich tax payers


Use Part Of $1bn Insurgency Fund For Ogoni Clean-Up, FG Urged
I Killed My Husband With N40 Rat Poison 2wks After Marriage – Housewife Confesses
Is Petrol Still Subsidized? – Henry Boyo
A Catalogue Of Failures By Buhari’s Ministers – 1
Wike Fulfills Promise To Charkin Maritime Academy
We Will Ensure Members Comply With Regulation — Tinubu
Ekiti APC Lauds Voters For Boycott As Fayose Inaugurates New LG Chairmen
Only 28% Osun Workers Receive Modulated Salary — Aregbesola
AMCON: Legal Luminaries Advocate Review Of Debt Recovery Processes
Bad News For Rohr
Christmas And Financial Holocaust
IYC Demands Release Of 50 N-Delta Activists
‘$1bn To Fight B’Haram, Height Of Insensitivity To N-Delta’
Housewife Battered, Thrown Inside Well By Man Who Refused To Pay N3,000 After Sex
Linkage Assurance Commences New Phase Of Growth
2019: With His Performance, Buhari Does Not Deserve Re-Election – Osuntokun
Buhari breaks silence, says fuel scarcity is regrettable
Goodwill keeps me in politics – Buhari
Breaking: EFCC files fraud charge against Innoson
Why we’re airing Buhari documentary now – Presidency
Fayose blames FG for turning yuletide to gloom period
Our season of famine‘ll be over by March 2018, Aregbesola tells Osun workers
2017 Christmas, the worst ever – PDP
Osinbajo, El-Rufai, Fashola unveil Buhari’s other side
Bad news for Rohr
Nigeria has a great squad — Sigurdsson
FIFA ranking: Rufai urges Super Eagles not to be distracted
Umar-led board responsible for our failure to organise divisional leagues, NBBF official saysl
Focus on world cup not FIFA ranking, Rufai charges Eagles
I foolishly let my marriage crash because I thought there were better options
Davido, Olamide, KSA, Ayuba, others brace up as One Lagos Fiesta begins
Music prodigy, Nengi Jaja, gets Wike’s N40m scholarshipl
No fewer than 26 states to participate in Calabar cultural carnival, says official
NCC to extend unused data roll over to 14 days
Healthcare: Nigeria is not moving forward – Ogirima, NMA President
I was elected governor to guarantee the happiness of my people —Okorocha


Fuel Scarcity: PMB Calls For Understanding As Nigerians Celebrate Christmas
Funtua Dry Port Will Create 10,000 Direct Jobs – Mutallab
FG Borrows N5trn From Pension Funds
Governor Bello Unveils Kogi Rice, Inaugurates Agric Equipment
Breaking: Again, Assassins Invade Maina’s Family House In Kaduna, Whisk Away Security Guard
Don’t Drag PMB Into Kano Internal APC Crisis, Presidency Warns Support Group
Turkey Dismisses More Than 2,700 Workers With Emergency Rule Decree
Russian Investors Set To Storm Nigeria Next Year
Philippine Storm Death Toll Rises To 200
FCTA Spent N9.6 billion On Education Projects In 2017
Shema Left N4bn In Katsina Treasury, NASS Member Insists
C’River Govt To Begin Table Payment For Retirees
Lagos Roundabouts Removal Saves Residents N87bn Yearly – Report
We Must Shun Politics Of Hate Speech, Masari Tells Politicians
Aso Rock And The Ides Of 2017
Goodwill Of Nigerians Keeping Me In Politics – PMB
Nigeria Transmits 5,222mw Electricity, Highest Ever – TCN
IMF Projects 2.1% Growth In Nigeria’s GDP In 2018
FG Clears 454 Containers Stranded At Ports In 8 Months
Limestone Mining War: BUA Accuses Dangote Of Misrepresenting Govt
Investors Trade $3.2bn Turnover On I&E Fx In 15 Days
Banks Borrowing From CBN Drops To N614bn
AfDB To Raise $8bn From Capital Markets In 2018
Local Content: Nigeria Retains $5bn Annually From Oil And Gas Contracts
Afreximbank, Islamic Corp Sign $100m Loan For SMEs
Electricity: Power Transmission Now At 5,222 MW, Says TCN
Breaking: Again, Assassins Invade Maina’s Family House In Kaduna, Whisk Away Security Guard
The Need To Re-equip The Armed Forces
CHAN Eagles Invitee Vows To Impress
Serena Returns Next Week
Turkey Dismisses More Than 2,700 Workers With Emergency Rule Decree
Russian Investors Set To Storm Nigeria Next Year
New National Minimum Wage: Devil In The Detail

Daily Trust

Buhari: Why I will never please my children at detriment of Nigerians
Lagos State begins 8-day non-stop Fiesta
Be patient over delay of Nov, Dec salaries, NLC to Bayelsa civil servants
Fuel: FG in tight corner as landing cost hits N171/ltr
Petrol stations sell at N250/ltr
New coaches for Abuja-Kaduna train arrive
Auto crash claims 11 in Kano
Christmas: Saraki, Ekweremadu seek prayers
Dogara, Lasun task Christians on sacrifice
Xmas: Don’t despair, Mark urges Nigerians
NAF neutralises insurgents in Northeast
Gunmen kill 2 in Benue
Passengers travel in trailers, trucks as fuel scarcity worsens in Lafia
First Kano agric commissioner Inuwa Dutse is dead
Obasanjo obtains PhD from NOUN Dec 28
Bauchi College of Agriculture academic staff resume strike
Niger LG boss raises alarm over ‘one chance’ killings
I enjoy goodwill from masses – Buhari
FG to engage more indigenous professionals – Minister
Farmers’ initiative donates local rice to church
Don’t drag Buhari Into Kano APC crisis — Presidency
NNPC activates ‘Fuel War Room’ to end scarcity in 2 days
Kogi gov warns against diversion of agricultural equipment
FG Grants PAMO University of Medical Sciences License to begin operation
APC, PDP bicker over fuel scarcity
N14b treasury: Rep dares Shema to publish accounts
Rufai urges Eagles not to be distracted by FIFA ranking
Serena returns to action against Ostapenko
Kada Queens begin camping for Women’s Hockey ACC
Petrol stations sell at N250/ltr
More reactions trail CBN planned re-introduction of cash handling fees
Shareholders now take lead in Oando-SEC rift
Health worker shortage hits crisis mode—and dealing blows to women, children
“America will put her embassy in Jerusalem,” says US Ambassador to UN
Man dies in motorcycle collision at Abaji
Abubakar Sadiq Isah
Travelers stranded at Mararaba as fuel scarcity persists
FCDA staff co-op to elect officials in Feb
Unfinished business of this year
Poor in the Midst of Plenty
To your tent, O tribesman!
In praise of UN resolution on Jerusalem
No Happy Xmas without …
Let me come back, Catalan leader tells Spain
Putin foe ‘nominated to run’ in election
Christmas service takes place in Mosul after IS defeat
Editorial: Merry Christmas!
Kogi gov warns against diversion of agricultural equipment

The Guardian

 President Buhari apologises to Nigerians for fuel scarcity
Petroleum products in 40 vessels expected at ports
Government, experts strategise to check e-fraud in financial institutions
 IG deploys 315 special officers to Imo, creates five units
ERA/FoEN wants AfDB, finance institutions to stop funding fossil fuel projects
CBN’s anchor borrowers’ rice scheme a failure in Cross River, farmers insist
Rep flays Ogbeh over reversal of NIFOR chief’s appointment
National Assembly to extend local content law to other sectors of economy
‘Gender equality is not just a human issue’
 Yusuf set to announce final team list as CHAN Eagles return to camp tomorrow 
Pepsi Academy to build on victory over Arsenal at Copa Lagos
Onyekuru dreams 2018 World Cup despite season terminating injury
Serena to return in Abu Dhabi with Australian Open in mind
Rodgers salutes Celtic spirit
Real president Perez insists 2017 was a ‘great year’
Lagos State retirees receive N1 billion in November
Paga meets global payments security standards with PCIDSS certification
PTAD eyes security agencies to recover over N25b from insurers
Fair participants confirm investment security in Rivers
A few good wins and a final lap in 2018
Editorial: Christmas and the challenges of Nigeria
 A clown in government house
Festering tribal wounds: Time to move on
The dawn is almost here
Leadership, labour and sustainable development
 Fayose’s endorsement of deputy raises dust in Ekiti
IPAC hails Ugwuanyi’s style of leadership
PDP sweeps Ekiti council poll as Fayose inaugurates new chairmen
‘Buhari plays no role in party’s conflict in Kano’
 These Onions Are “Tearless”
‘The Last Jedi’ tops Christmas box office in North America
 Alpha Mead, AMF earn global best practices certification
Ondo government advocate tree planting to halt climate change
Four states adopt NMRC’s draft mortgage foreclosure law
Enugu begins solid waste reform, partners private sector

The Sun

Christmas Agony
Landing cost of petrol now N171.40k/litre, says NNPC …Agony as fuel scarcity mars Xmas celebrations
Okala: Ezenwa’ll man Eagles post well in Russia 
PDP national chair: Why we supported Secondus –Governors 
Christmas: Saraki, Dogara, others task Nigerians on tolerance, peace
Fuel scarcity is to punish Biafrans, Christians – MASSOB 
•Govt should make life easy for Nigerians –Bishop
Drama in Bayelsa as robber kills partner, reports self to police
Chaos at Christmas
• As petrol goes for N250 at fuel stations, and black market operators sell for N500,
Ex-Boko Haram intelligence chief: Shekau now a cripple
FG to build more military barracks in Abuja
Ekiti: Fayose orders sale of govt house petrol
Lonziano now head of Peugeot marketing, communication
2018:Toyota Nigeria forecasts slight growth in auto market
We’ve not violated Fiscal Responsibility Act –Adeosun
Harmattan haze: Air passengers groan as airlines report huge losses
How we’ll earn forex through nature care export –Nnamdi Okafor, May & Baker boss
My 2019 fears for President Buhar
The joys of Christmas
Musings at Christmas
Navy trains 50 policemen on tackling maritime crimes
The Sun Arts reporter wins SNA award
North Korea says new UN sanctions an act of war
White House denies “Huts”, “AIDS” comments about Nigerians, Haitians
Osun: Aregbesola, crisis of succession
2019: No place for mediocrities -Echefu
‘Give youths a chance’
Fuel increase: Long wait for FG’s N500bn social welfare scheme
TCN attains new national peak of 5,223.3 MW
TSA gains better than its pains –Ighodalo, SIAO MP
FIFA ranking does not reflect Super Eagles current form –Rufai
Bala happy with new NPFL recruits
How pig farming turns goldmine business
… N3bn live pigs exported annually How restructuring of NIMASA was bungled
LCM donates N5m to five orphanage homes
NIMASA DG gives recipe for blue economy
Fuel Scarcity: Counting economic cost
EDITORIAL: Merry Christmas
Thelma Okoro’s advice for Nigerian youths


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