News Headlines Jan 3, 2018. Headlines From Nigeria’s Major Newspapers 

News Headlines Jan 3, 2018. Headlines From Nigeria’s Major Newspapers 

Compiled by Demola Adefajo 

The Punch

You can’t kill to please God, says Buhari
Herdsmen kill 20, burn houses in fresh Benue attacks
No evidence yet to sanction fuel marketers for hoarding – Kachikwu
Kwara mayhem: CAN accuses Muslims of attacking, raping Christians
Driver kills octogenarian, dumps body in pit toilet
Latest English Premier League table
Okada accidents and a wailing President
Withdrawal of $1bn, abuse of ECA
Pen Cinema Bridge ready in November, says Ambode
We’re expecting El-Rufai’s restructuring committee report – APC
Police arrest suspected Badoo cult leader, herbalist in Ogun
Two soldiers aided Emefiele’s wife kidnapping — Court papers
Man kills friend over quarrel with wife
SEC stops issuance of dividend paper warrants
Don’t oppose my husband, Fayose’s wife warns politicians
Herdsmen kill 20, burn houses in fresh Benue attacks
No evidence yet to sanction fuel marketers for hoarding – Kachikwu
Kwara mayhem: CAN accuses Muslims of attacking, raping Christians
How to run two WhatsApp accounts on one phone
Female prof declares presidential ambition
Ex-minister condemns Catholic diocese for stopping Ortom’s
Police dismiss nine cops, demote 25, punish 60 in Lagos
Rivers groups clash over pipeline surveillance job
Police nab 16 suspected kidnappers, recover fake military uniforms
Bandits attack Minna communities on New Year’s Eve
I joined cult group for self-protection —Teenager
Residents protest planned demolition of estate houses, seek compensation
Command hunts Ibadan journalist’s killer
Director in Kogi civil service dies two days after sacking
PDP now an attack dog, says APC vice-chair
Katsina PDP challenges Masari to debate on achievements
Security: Perform or quit, Amaechi tells Wike
Nigerians aware of difference we’ve made – Oyo APC
We will win Lagos in 2019, says PDP
Poor power supply, others delay new Abuja airport terminal
Manufacturers, others now have reliable access to forex – Report
Nigeria’s monthly oil export to US rises by 56%
Law School’s position on hijab unlawful –Muslim lawyers
We drink blood of victims, says kidnap kingpin
Latest English Premier League table
Galadima still in charge of Kano sports –Gov
Wrestlers for C’Games camping as Genesis tops Africa
CHAN will be tough for Eagles – Ezenwa
Boji Boji win Okowa tourney
EPL: Man City take express route as leaders sink Watford
NYSC halts posting of corps members to Delta communities
El-Rufai insists on education reform
Infertility in humans and animals
Scientists get closer to replicating human sperm
Technology trends that will dominate 2018
ATCON wants full execution of broadband plan
Experts call for increased investment in ICT
Editorial: Withdrawal of $1bn, abuse of ECA
The tasks before George Weah
Stock market wish list for FG in 2018
Ekweremadu on restructuring


In Readiness for 2019, Buhari Reappoints Amaechi Campaign DG
Ortom Weeps as Marauding Herdsmen Kill Scores in Benue
NBS: India Remains Highest Importer of Nigerian Crude
Nigerians Tell of Being Used as Slaves in Libya
Presidency, Stakeholders Constitute C’ttee to Avert Future Fuel Crisis
Nigerians Tell of Being Used as Slaves in Libya
Presidency, Stakeholders Constitute C’ttee to Avert Future Fuel Crisis
Lagos Police Arrest Badoo Cult Leader, Chief Herbalist
• Demolish shrine in Imosan village SEC Gives Multiple Subscriptions Investors March 31 Deadline to Consolidate Shareholding
Director Dies After Receiving Sack Letter in Kogi
Unravel Killers of Kaduna Traditional Ruler, Wife, Others, Community Tells Security…
Agents Escape Death as Fire Razes NPA Complex at Lagos Seaports
Defiant PDP Group Plans to Set up Own NWC Jan 22
Stop the Senseless Killings: Huriwa To Buhari
2019: Female Professor Declares Presidential Ambition
Six Parties to Contest Taraba Assembly By-election
Lawal Kaita, former Governor of Old Kaduna State is Dead
Buhari to Commission 10 Coaches, Two Locomotives, Inland Dry Port in Kaduna
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Atiku’s Associate, Lawal Kaita Dies at 85
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Innoson Owner Drags EFCC to Court, Demands N200bn for Unlawful Imprisonment, Others
Ikpeazu Highlights Benefits of Restructuring
Abubakar Shekau Appears in Video Amid Surge in Boko Haram Attacks
Shehu Sani Tackles Buhari for Saying Nigerians are Impatient
Dickson Warns Bayelsa Youths against Cultism, Other Vices
Gunmen Abduct Traditional Ruler in Kaduna
Faleke Criticises Kogi Gov over Car, Cash Donations to Masquerades
Sirika: $400m Needed to Complete Abuja Airport New Terminal
CAN Expresses Displeasure over Kwara New Year Attack
Maku to Al-Makura: Revive Nasarawa Cultural Festival You’ve Killed
Wamakko Sponsors 40 Students to Varsity in Niger Republic
Tambuwal Urges New Officers to Rebrand the Image of Police
Benue Anti-grazing Law: Tension in Nasarawa as Thousands of Farmers Desert Abodes
Fuel Scarcity: Ikorodu Community Gets Free Fuel after Station Operators Fled
Thieves Raid Houses in Minna on New Year’s Eve
Infracredit Issues Maiden $10bn Bond
Agusto Upgrades FCAM’s Fund Rating to ‘A(f)’
Fed Rate Hikes Expected to Hurt Car Sales in 2018
SEC: Electronic-Dividend Registration to Continue
10 Banks Facilitate N93trn Investment
‘How Firm Can Improve Digital Customer Service’
Empowering Delta Youths
A Christmas Party to Remember
Our Target in Morocco is the Trophy, Says Ezenwa
Ecobank Pledges Support as IAAF Confirms May 12 for 6th Okpekpe Road Race
Zenith/Delta Principal’s Cup Organisers Pick March 3 for Final
Why Africa’s Young People Are the Real Winners at the CAF Awards
Hammers’ Three Transfer Bids Rejected
Dembele Set to Return to Barcelona
Moving Education Forward through Transparency, Commitment
Jega Lauds Sokoto’s Budgetary Allocation to Education
187 Institutions Benefit from TETFund’s Sensitisation Exercise
Experts Advocate Skills-based Education System
Ministry Partners SFH to Combat HIV/AIDS in Schools
George Weah: Beyond Soccer
George Weah: Beyond Soccer

The Nation

Buhari condoles with govt. of Kaduna over death of Lawal Kaita
Governor sheds tears as gunmen kill 20, injure 30
Rivers bloodbath: My husband, kids brought out of house, shot dead
Bloody new year gift for Rivers, Benue
Police arrest Badoo’s priest
IPMAN urges Fed Govt to invest more in modular refineries to end fuel scarcity
N279m scam: EFCC grills agency’s chief, others
New Year killings reprehensible, says President
FMDQ records N130.17t turnover in 11 months
Cause of petrol crisis, by marketers
2018: Cleric predicts economic recovery
Police arrest 16 ‘vicious’ kidnapping, armed robbery gang
Army kill armed robber, rescue victims in A’Ibom
El-Rufai pardons 10 prisoners, ex-convict
NSCDC arrests 26 suspects for various offences
Salisu picks Ezenwa, Ali, Okpotu, 20 others for CHAN
World Team Championships: ITTF lists Nigeria, Egypt
Penalties: I am still below par says Messi
Super Eagles Advised to Use CHAN to Showcase Talent
We are not holding Division 1 and 2 Championships in Kaduna- NBBF
El Gran Derbi Set For January 6
‘Igbo president feasible in APC’
Princewill: APC ‘ll defeat Wike in 2019
Ekiti panel report causes ripples
Hollywood actresses protest sexual assault by producers
Wande Coal’s 2018 concert is loading
Solidstar announces exit from record label
Police arrest Badoo’s priest
Judiciary staff swear to oath of secrecy, allegiance
Lagos trains staff to reduce building collapse

Buhari’s Appointment is Shameful and Embarrassing- ADP
Buhari’s New Year message, a Greek gift – ADP
UNILAG to re-brand, says VC
2018 budget: Expert advises Govt, NASS on early passage
Sahara Group hinges growth on synergy, diversification
Ambode praises Lagos workers on productivity


New Year Message: Buhari Didn’t Address N-Delta Concerns —Agitators
2019: Group Urges President Buhari To Run Again
APC To DISEC: We Need Level Playing Field To Defeat PDP
2017: How Dogara’s House Of Probes Fared
Fuel Crisis: Product Of Injustice
UNIBEN Pensioners Laud PTAD
ITU Adopts New Satellite Technique To Improve Flight Safety
Archbishop Chukwuma Hails Ugwuanyi Over 2018 Budget Proposal
New Year: Imo Communities Outline Challenges
Restructuring: Buhari’s Decision Retrogressive, Callous — AIED
Here We Are 2018!
LG POLL: Obaseki Faces Acid Test In Edo
Promasidor Among Top 50 Brands
2017 Turbulent For PR, Influencer Marketing To Normalize In 2018 — Practitioners
God Told Me To Run For President — Tunde Bakare
Amosun Promises Ogun Civil Servants Improved Welfare
Buhari’s Repositioned Nigeria For Greatness —BVM
Fuel scarcity to linger much longer nationwide
APC strife in 4 Northern states threatens Buhari’s 2019 game plan
2018 budget padding allegation: FG entitled to its opinion -Senate
Subsidy removal caused fuel scarcity – DAPMAN
I drink blood of people I kill, says deadly kidnap kingpin nabbed by police
Police nab killer, blood drinking kidnappers
Delta LG Poll: Patani APC defectors are a shame to democracy— Ekiyor
Delta LG Poll: Ojougboh says Delta’s failed programmes will help APC
We’ll take each game as it comes – Ezenwa
Tyson opens cannabis farm
We must sign before letting stars leave – Conte
Joshua to fight Povetkin ff…
Wenger faces stadium ban
Women launch campaign to fight sexual harassment
Wedding Party 2 hit N312m in 18 days at the cinemas
Wole Ojo, Kehinde Bankole, Gbenro Ajibade, star in romantic comedy “Bachelor’s Eve”
Lai Mohammed mourns ex Village Headmaster producer, Oloyede
UNIBEN pensioners laud PTAD
Edo Govt. okays 300 schools for New skills-based curriculum
‘Loving my wife enabled her survive breast cancer’
GARBA: From Almajiri school to wealth creator

The Guardian

 Police arrest Badoo’s high priest Bus crushes masquerade
 Director dies of heart attack after receiving sack letter
 I drink blood of people I kill, kidnap kingpin says
Herdsmen kill 50 in Benue communities
Nigeria’s Bonny Light crude oil hits $67.10 a barrel
Ecuador’s jailed vice president to be stripped of office
Kim’s Olympic gambit pushes Trump’s button
Delta communities reject environmental report on modular refinery
Driver allegedly kills boss, dumps body in septic tank
Abuja airport’s new terminal to gulp additional $400m
‘Buhari’s slow action on Southern Kaduna killings unpatriotic’
 Tiredness won’t be a factor against Hammers, says Pochettino
Guardiola fears City stars in danger over fixture pile-up
Referees stuck in 1950s, Wenger says
Barca to table £133m January bid for Coutinho
Only thing Paul Scholes does is criticise, says Mourinhol
Nigeria’s female squad misses out of 2018 ITTF World Team Championships
China’s Ant Financial drops MoneyGram deal as US approval fails
ECB governor calls for tax, regulation on bitcoin
Asian markets clumb again, dollar faces further weakness
Court nullifies FRC’s decision on audit committee chair qualification
  Editorial: Restructuring for a united Nigeria
 The Nigerian Senate: All performance, zero propaganda
Phoenix from the ashes of Liberian civil war 
Press role in politics and national growth – Part 2
Nigerian Youth Service Corps: A re-organisation

Daily Trust

Gunmen kidnap Southern Kaduna traditional ruler, guard
2019: Lame to challenge Bauchi governor
Petrol can’t sell for N145/litre, marketers insist
Oil starts year above $60 mark, highest since 2014
Major events that shaped politics in 2017
Nigerian stocks gain too
PDP splinter group to inaugurate NWC
Katsina PDP, APC bicker over state of affairs
CSO petitions INEC to recall Kano assembly speaker
‘Masari following Buhari’s footsteps’
Tension in Takum over missing lawmaker
PDP: We’ll capture Lagos in 2019
Female professor declares presidential ambition
Group asks Shettima to go to Senate
Railway: FG may increase Abuja-Kaduna fares – Minister
Deepening efficiency in airports management
IPMAN urges FG to invest more in modular refineries
Kaduna-Abuja train: More coaches leave Lagos for Abuja
FG to source $500m to correct new airport defects – Sirika
NSE invites comments on rules of derivatives market
Ex-Kaduna Governor Lawal Kaita dies at 86
The man who stopped in 30 villages
Mahmud Jega
20 killed in fresh Benue attack
I’ll pay all salary arrears before leaving office – Aregbesola
Conte says Aina, Omeruo will not be recalled from loan clubs
Salisu picks Ezenwa, Ali, Okpotu, 20 others for CHAN
IAAF confirms May 12 for Okpekpe Race
9 things Buhari promised Nigerians in 2018
Sokoto youths fall out with Buhari over New Year speech, say zone marginalised
FCT minister tasks residents on security
Re: The Year of the Crocodile et al
Parting shots to a tough year
A somber perspective on the ‘End SARS Campaign’
PAKISTAN: War of words erupts between US and Pakistan
Editorial: President-elect George Weah

The Sun

Ebonyi senator dumps PDP for APC
We’ll recover all loots -Buhari
• Says no justification for killings
20,210 babies born in Nigeria on Jan 1 –UNICEF
Herdsmen kill 50 in 6 Benue communities
•Gov Ortom begs FG to forestall total breakdown of law and order • Police deploy personnel,
We drink blood of victims who can’t afford ransom –Kidnapper
 We can’t sell petrol at N145 per litre, marketers tell FG
…Kachikwu heads committee
Police uncover Badoo shrine in Ogun
Omoku killing: Wike offers N200m reward for information
God told me to run for presidency –Tunde Bakare
Buhari’s son undergoes brain surgery
•He’s in stable condition-Doctors’ Guild Fulani/farmers crisis: 3,000 flee homes in Nasarawa
•Priest tells Christians: Protect yourselves
We’ll capture Lagos in 2019 –PDP
If Jonathan’s regime had looters, Buhari’s has super looters –Yesufu, ADP chairman
PDP Convention: How battle was won, lost
Buhari, APC condemn Rivers, Kwara, Kaduna attacks
•Stop these senseless killings, HURIWA tasks president
Fire razes Abuja craft market
300 receive free medicare in Anambra
Untold story of Chibok girls’ kidnap
Visually-impaired teenage artist dazzles with Dangote, Fayose’s portraits Meet Pa Giwa, 92-year–old herbal Guru, who cures diabetes & prostate cancer
Psychology of spiritual symbolism (8)
No word known as ‘invitees’
“Akinjide, others lash Ibadan elders” (THE NATION Headline, December 22)
At New Year, PMB retells an old tale…differently
Solomon Asemota: Wishing you many more years of national service
Boko Haram: Security agencies can’t stop bombings –Shekau
•Confirms group attacked Maiduguri, Gamboru, Damboa Stories
Stop blame-game on fuel scarcity, Fayose tells Buhari
US, Britain and Norway warn against ceasefire violations in South Sudan
Israel expels African migrants
Pakistan summons US envoy over Trump’s tweet
HP’ll support development –Lawani
10 disruptive technology, marketing trends to expect in 2018
NSE opens 2018 trading on positive note
CHAN 2018: Salisu picks Ezenwa, Ali, Okpotu, 20 others
…Ezenwa confident of good outing
Weah’s presidency’ll give Liberia football lift –Bility
APC chieftain, thousands defect to PDP in Bayelsa
EDITORIAL: New lease of life for education sector

New Telegraph

Buhari: I’ll prosecute perpetrators of Rivers, Kaduna killings
Obesity could worsen asthma cases
Amaechi to Wike: Stop breeding militants in Rivers
Kaita, former Kaduna gov, dies
Wike places N200m bounty on New Year Day killers
Minister, oil marketers parley on fuel import
Oando: SEC begins forensic audit this month
Director in Kogi dies after being sack
Lagos: Police dismiss nine, demote 25 officers for misconduct
Gaffes in Buhari’s board appointments
Police arrest alleged Badoo chief herbalist
: PDP Governors’ Forum Banned By Aggrieved PDP Aspirants
 50 killed in Herdsmen attack in Benue
Final blow on restructuring
Buhari: I’ll prosecute perpetrators of Rivers, Kaduna killings
Governor weeps as herdsmen invade Benue, kill 50
Eagles ready for CHAN challenge –Ezenwa
ATMs overwhelmed as low use of PoS persists
Good year for arts, culture, but…
Like Jonathan, like Buhari
Hard work, key to Eagles’ success in Russia –Simon
APC deplores Rivers, Kwara, Kaduna attacks
Politics is about service delivery – Madueke
Rep member tasks Buhari on Change mantra


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