News Headlines Jan 2, 2018. Headlines From Nigeria’s Major Newspapers 

News Headlines Jan 2, 2018. Headlines From Nigeria’s Major Newspapers 

Compiled by Demola Adefajo 

The Punch

New Year restructuring comment: Afenifere, South Middle Belt forum, others tackle Buhari
God has asked me to run for Presidency — Bakare
Goliaths will fall in 2018, says Adeboye
Bloodshed, violence usher in New Year in Rivers, Kaduna, Kwara
Mbaka to Buhari: Change or Nigerians will change you in 2019
AMB generated N12bn, remitted N7.8bn to FG in 2017 – Oloyede
New Year restructuring comment: Afenifere, South Middle Belt forum, others tackle Buhari
Ex-Nigeria keeper dies
Bloodshed, violence usher in New Year in Rivers, Kaduna, Kwara
FG has illegally reintroduced petrol subsidy, says Reps member
Technology trends that will dominate 2018
2018: The rat race begins…
El-Rufai insists on education reform
‘Naira trading at 500 to dollar was scary’
PDP crisis: Fresh suits seek deputy-chair, treasurer’s sacking
Three killed in Adamawa bomb attack
Katsina doctors abandon patients during holidays
What to do when you can’t repay a loan
Dead appointees: Sagay slams Buhari’s critics
Robbers in police uniform attack motorists with toy guns
Judge handling Melaye’s attempted assassination suit dies
Man arrested for selling late brother’s property to two persons
Fire guts Calabar market on New Year Day
[VIDEO] Thousands swim in North Sea for New Year
Ahmed, others decry hoodlums’ attacks on churches on New Year’s Eve
 16-year-old boy kills his family, taken into custody
New Year fireworks kill two, five undergo hand amputations
2018: Balarabe Musa calls for economic restructuring
What to do when you can’t repay a loan
Reps approve stamp duty collection on electronic transfers
Telecom firms may cut down on new workers this year
Buhari inaugurates Nigeria’s first inland dry port Thursday
 Ronaldo dreams of movie career
Lagos renews bid to take over Lagos national stadium
T’tennis: Quadri begins 2018 in top 20
Ajiboye targets World Cup place
NFF confirms Poland friendly for Eagles
El-Rufai insists on education reform
NYSC halts posting of corps members to Delta communities
ASUU asks Ambode, Bello to recall sacked lecturers
Candidates can choose colleges, academies as first choice —JAMB
NBTE, JAMB okay take-off of academic activities at OgunPoly
Don says paper production key to improved education standard
I’m divinely inspired to write – Ifeoma Eze
Family gives Ogunde grand museum, unveils competition on his songs
Latest ‘Star Wars’ passes $1 billion mark in third week
Technology trends that will dominate 2018
ATCON wants full execution of broadband plan
Experts call for increased investment in ICT
Osun monarchs advocate ICT adoption to improve rural life
Editorial:  National Assembly’s interference in graft-related matters
2018: The rat race begins…
In defence of the dead as government appointees
Six wishes for President Buhari in 2018
Public office holders and expensive wardrobes


Gunmen Kill 17 in Rivers New Year Tragedy
Kachikwu: FG to Review NNPC’s $6bn Oil Swaps
Mbaka Asks Buhari to Sit up or Lose in 2019
Military Frees 700 from Boko Haram Captivity
Southern, Middle Belt Leaders Disagree with Buhari, Insist on Restructuring

Gunmen Kill 17 in Rivers New Year Tragedy

Kachikwu: FG to Review NNPC’s $6bn Oil Swaps
Southern, Middle Belt Leaders Disagree with Buhari, Insist on Restructuring
• Balarabe Musa calls for economic restructuring
Gunmen Kill Traditional Ruler, Pregnant Wife in Kaduna
PDP Dismisses Buhari’s New Year Speech, Says It’s Depressing
More Libyan Returnees to Be Trained, Reintegrated, Says Obaseki’s Aide
JAMB Targets Two Million Applicants for 2018 UTME
Don’t Blackmail Me over Non-payment of Salaries, Bello Warns Kogi Workers
Anambra Central: Conduct Rerun Poll on January 13, APGA Group Tells INEC
ICPC Appeals Acquittal of Former Zamfara Governor
Senate Blames NNPC, Marketers over Fuel Scarcity
Group Appeals to Buhari to Approve $13.5bn Zabazaba Deepwater Project
Shun Hate, Inciting Speeches, CAN Tells Politicians
Pen Cinema Bridge: Lagos to Enforce Partial Restriction of Movement Jan 4
Saraki Calls On Nigerians to Join the Fight Against Drug Abuse
Peter Obi: Leaders Must Make Sacrifices to Move Nigeria Forward
God will Establish Rivers for the Best in 2018, Says Wike
A’Ibom Criticises Bureau of Statistics on Unemployment Rating
Obaseki: No Free Funds to Be Frittered in Nigeria Anymore
Babalola Charges Aare Ona Kakanfo, Adams to Unite Yoruba
Sultan Inaugurates Office of Intellectual Services
Police Arrest 10 Suspects After New Year Attack on Worshippers in Kwara
Ogun Govt, Police Warn Factional Transport Union Against Breach of Peace
Ex-Enugu APC Guber Candidate, Ezea, Salutes Nigerians
Time to Tackle Judicial Impertinence
The Navy Rises to the Challenge
Quadri, Assar Start 2018 in ITTF’s Top 20
EPL: Man Utd Reclaims Second Spot from Chelsea
Raymond King Passes on at 52
NASCO Polo Peace Tourney Unites 54 Religious, Ethnic Groups in Jos

The Nation

Video: Kitten born with two face, three eyes
15 shot dead in New Year’s Day attack on worshippers
‘Man of peace’ General Don Waney
Buhari misunderstood restructuring, says NBA chief
JAMB to register two million for UTME
Mbaka faults Buhari’s anti-graft battle
Our 2018 predictions, by Adeboye, Olukoya
Buhari’s speech offers hope, say Nigerians
NAPTIP ‘convicts’ seven traffickers
Dickson warns criminals to leave
Youths attack worshippers in Kwara
Ekere hails Buhari for refineries, board appointments
Sagay: Buhari’s critics over dead men’s appointment are Lilliputians
Ondo community faults key jobs at NDDC
2019: ‘Ogun West needs unity to win’
FULL-TIME: Everton 0-2 Man Utd – Martial & Lingard Score
First Bank BC screens for new players
Ile Ife to host maiden marathon Feb. 4
Ashley Young banned for three games 
Osun PDP and its war of attrition
Group demands recall of Kwara senator
Obaseki: Gains of transformational leadership in Edo
Why I’m shooting movie on male breast cancer, by Chris Nzekwe
Doctor uses film for mental health awareness
Industry captains, celebrities attend Pepsi Rhythm Unplugged
Orphans, IDP camps children stole show at Dogara’s high profile birthday bash
Unending Presidential jokes
Lagosians to enjoy more democracy dividends, says Adebule
Fire razes 10-room structure in Ijora
Lagos-Ibadan rail will solve Apapa gridlock, says FRSC chief
Lagos to divert traffic for Pen Cinema bridge work
JAMB to register 2 million candidates in 2018
Ambode appoints acting provost for education college
Nigerian varsities can rank as best with stable calendar – UNILAG VC
WAEC pledges collaboration on prisoners’ access to education
‘NNPC distributed 1.3b litres in October’
AfricaVenture Capital Association unveils investment report
TEF opens app for $100m entrepreneurship programme
‘Most of our banks are lying prostrate’



Northern Senators’ Retreat, A Lesson For The South
Buhari Hasn’t Done Much For Ndigbo — Nnaji, Others
CHAN: Yusuf Faces Selection Headache
GOV POLL: I’ll Give Osun A Worthy Successor — Aregbesola
New Year: Obiano Pardons 71 Convicts
Delta LP Chairman Laments Exit Of Ogboru, Others
A’Ibom Residents Snarl, We’re Under Siege By Hoodlums
LCCI Projects 3% GDP Growth In 2018
We’ll Resist Attempt To Renew SPDC’s Licence For OML 11 —Ogoni Group
Crisis Looms In Kogi Community Over Elegbe’s Stool
NDLEA Tasks Monarchs On Fight Against Cultivation, Use Of Hemp
2018’Ll Bring Prosperity, Obiano Assures Anambra People
Psychiatrist Makes Case For Occupational Therapists
Allegation Of 2018 Budget Padding Spurious, Mischievous — FG
2018, Year Of Hope For Nigerians —Dickson
Man Seeks N121,000 Assistance To Settle Newborn’s Hospital Bill
EKITI POLL: Ado Ekiti Indigenes Endorse Ojudu For Gov
New year speech: Southern, M-Belt leaders, others fault Buhari on restructuring
Fuel scarcity: Hold NNPC, marketers responsible – Senate
You would be voted out in 2019 if …, Mbaka tells Buhari
Ikpeazu: The unifying servant leader
Dr Indimi: Businessman with knack for social investments
Aisha Buhari, The Northern wife that spoke truth to power
Ishaku: Transforming Taraba through Green House, peace-buildin
Abdulsalami: The quintessential general
Abubakar: Turning the tide in Bauchi
Emuwa: Banker with strategic focus on technology
Delta LP Chairman laments exit of Ogboru, others
DSIEC boss reiterates promise on trustworthy polls
APC loses 5,000 members to PDP in Ika North
‘No free funds to be frittered in Nigeria anymore’
Follow Mikel’s example, leave Leicester, Okoronkwo tells Musa
Iwobi expresses disappointment over dropped points
Ndidi’s Leicester sink Huddersfield
Liverpool to demand ‘astronomical’ fee for Coutinho
‘My heart is shattered’, says Shan George who lost sister in car accident
King Sunny Ade: A royalty of Nigerian and world music
LCCI projects 3% GDP growth in 2018
6 nabbed for diversion, sale of petrol in Kaduna

The Sun

30,000 soldiers homeless -Ex-Army chief, Ihejirika
• Says service chiefs’ tenure extension’ll boost fight against Boko Haram
Mbaka to Buhari: God said you shouldn’t run in 2019
…Says president has been kidnapped by cabals, 2017 most horrible year Untold story of Chibok girls’ kidnap
Fuel crisis: Senate blames NNPC, marketers 
105 Nollywood producers share N1.335bn
Okorocha’s son hospitalised in London
Knocks, kudos for Buhari
….PDP, APC trade words
Senator, former ministers, Ozekhome react
Again, blood flows in Rivers as gunmen kill 14
Osun guber: Aregbesola insists on selecting successor
Taraba 2019: Ishaku/Alhassan’s probable marriage of convenience
2019: Buhari undecided –Ojudu
Igbo have embraced APC –Uwajimogu 
Why Africans do not read books – Victoria Abraham, author
Excitement as Catholic Archbishop celebrates anniversary with church
MAPOLY students rage
• They demand Gov. Amosun to end rift with lecturers
Our plan for 20182018: Dickson reads riot act to criminals
From Femi Folaranmi, Yenagoa Bayelsa State Governor, Seriake Dickson, has read the riot act to criminals,  warning…
Fire guts 20 Marian market shops in Calabar
Netanyahu wishes Iranian protesters success, denies Israeli involvement
Don’t extinguish migrants’ hopes, Pope warns
Over N17trn budget, rise in reserves top 2018 outlook
Budget: Delay in release of allocation’ll cripple growth rate, says Ojowu,
How to access bank account of dead relation
Klopp: Why I’m letting Mane, Salah go to Ghana before Merseyside derby
Rangers’ll return to continental contest –Okala
More trouble for Iheanacho as Silva signs for Leicester
Akpabio denies defection rumour to APC
Over N17trn budget, rise in reserves top 2018 outlook


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