​News Headlines Jan 12, 2017. Headlines From Nigeria’s Major Newspapers

News Headlines Jan 12, 2017. Headlines From Nigeria’s Major Newspapers

Compiled by Demola Adefajo

The Punch

Benue killings: If FG can’t protect us, we will raise an army, says Unongo
Benue killings: I warned Ortom, says Plateau gov
Southern leaders ask FG to declare herdsmen terrorists
Blackout looms as explosion rocks Escravos gas pipeline again
Is it right for FG to set up cattle colonies?
Fuel marketer buys N496,000 goods with dud cheques
Military arrests militant for killing five operatives
Court jails man for attempting to sell three-day-old baby
Police inspector’s head found in C’River shrine
Father of two defiles 10- year-old autistic patient …police arraign wife, brother
Ambode drops three commissioners, picks five
‘How workers can prevent crisis’
Six Nigerian-owned guest houses burnt in S’Africa, says Union
Falana gives DSS 48 hours to release Cameroonian separatists
NSCDC tackles bribery
PDP plans to tackle Buhari’s govt with social media
Benue killings: I warned Ortom, says Plateau gov
Southern leaders ask FG to declare herdsmen terrorists
Benue killings: I warned Ortom, says Plateau gov
Boy strangles girlfriend to death during sex game
Police arrest prime suspect in Rivers’ killings
Man wins N20m, biggest in Nigerian lottery history
PHOTOS: Police parade Don Waney’s senior gang…
Military arrests militant for killing five operatives
Kogi youths beat soldier for wooing married woman
50-year-old divorcee nabbed for sodomising seven boys in Niger
Three in trouble for torturing, killing goat thief
Man facing eviction threat by landlady wins N20m lottery
Ambode reshuffles cabinet, sacks three commissioners
Total pension assets rise to N7.4tn
NCC denies 9mobile buyer’s emergence on January 16
Fuel queues reappear in Abuja, Nasarawa, others
Financial inclusion: CBN sets new target for banks
Injured Kwara Utd player, official leave hospital
‘Go Round ready for Premier League’
Iheanacho going nowhere – Leicester
Ronaldo, Messi make Team of the Year
Anthony Joshua-Joseph Parker fight moves a step closer
Falconets arrive South Africa for U-20 World cup qualifier
How I cured my pupils’ phobia for Mathematics — Principal
Striking teachers defy el-Rufai as NLC shuts down Kaduna
Minister calls for implementation of Teacher Education Policy
[VIDEO] Pastor Oyakhilome gives gospel singer, Ada Ehi, new SUV
Funke Akindele to star in Hollywood movie, Avengers
10 ways to use business intelligence software
Editorial: Compulsory treatment of gunshots victims
Herdsmen’s atrocity killings and a nation at bay
Osinbajo and the officials who obstruct us
The killing of 40 and more companies
President and a heartbreak nation


Southern, Middle Belt Leaders Insist on Restructuring, Resolute About Nigeria’s Unity
Adeola Retires as Sterling Bank CEO, Abubakar to Take Over
Buoyed by Rising Stocks, Commodity Prices, Dangote’s Fortune Rises to $12.2bn
Another Explosion Recorded on Escravos-Lagos Pipeline System
Ambode Drops Three Commissioners, Appoints Five New Ones
Wike Proposes N510bn Budget for 2018
Fayose: NIA DG’s Appointment Confirms Buhari’s Preference for Northerners
Killers of Kachikwu’s Uncle to Die by Hanging
Benue Killings: Senate C’ttee Urges FG to Explore Libya, Boko Haram…
Hopes of Early Budget Passage Fades as House C’ttees Turn Down…
Appeal Court Refuses to Stop Anambra Central Rerun Election
9mobile Sale: Jan 16 is Deadline for Bidders to Submit Final Bids, NCC Clarifies
Traffic Robbers Attack THISDAY Director
Herdsmen/Farmers’ Conflict: What We’re Having is a ‘Communal Situation’, IG Maintains
NLC Defies Threat by Police, El-Rufai, Holds Mass Protest in Kaduna
Police Parade Gang Member Linked to Omoku Killings
Police Recover Head of Slain Colleague in C’River
StarTimes Reloads Classic Bouquet with Five New Channels
Fuel Scarcity: IPMAN Demands Expedited Action on PIB
Kaduna Traditional Ruler Regains Freedom After 10 Days in Captivity
GDPN: Solution Nigerians are Looking for Lies with Us
Jonathan Dealt Decisively with Fulani Herdsmen Crisis
Four Nigerians Hospitalised, Shops Burnt in Fresh South African Attacks
108 Health Ministry Workers Groan over Omission from Payroll System
Group Berates Ortom for Allegedly Arming Civilian JTF
El-Zakzaky’s Health Remains Stable, DSS Insists
NCAA Threatens to Close Airports That Do Not Meet Regulatory Standards
Killers of Kachikwu’s Uncle to Die by Hanging
Ozubulu Church Massacre: Police Deploy 500 Men as Controversial ‘Bishop’ Buries Father
Edo Electoral Commission Fixes March 3 for LG Polls
Gunmen Adopt Ex-A’Ibom Councillor in Girlfriend’s House
Presidency, NNPC Behind Fuel Crisis, Alleges ADP
Youths, Women Crucial to Our 2019 Plan, Says PDP
CBN to Reduce Percentage of Adults Excluded from Financial Services
…Partners Edo on financial inclusion UBA Introduces Chat Banking on Social Media Platforms
Equities Market Capitalisation Hits Record N15trn on Continuing Rally
‘Why Nigerian Airlines Face Threats of Extinction’
Jumia Enforces Stricter Standards for Vendors, Assures Customers
Radisson Blu Opens Second Hotel in Lagos
ADP Rejects Order of Elections Approved by INEC
Restructuring Remains the Issue
How Yobe Survived ‎the Recession in 2017
How Far Can Gospel Artistes Go?
Turkish Airlines Introduces New Inflight Toys for Travellers
Fashanu Dubs Eagles, Libya Clash Battle against Slavery
NPFL: Big Guns Return in Delicate Opening Games
Rivers Utd Captain, Austine, Holds High Hope for New Season
Kwara Utd, Tornadoes Clash to go ahead Despite Road Mishap
Transfer: Man Utd Set to Battle Man City for Sanchez
Buhari Is Not Synonymous With The North

The Nation

Day of anger, anguish in Benue
Dangote still Africa’s richest with $12.2b net worth
Benue should dump law, says Fulani group
Senator links killings to Libya
Malabu: Malami insists Adoke must be prosecuted
Why Fed Govt is promoting cattle colonies, by Ogbeh
I-G preaches tolerance, peace, harmony
Ohanaeze, Yoruba chiefs to pursue true federalism
Ekweremadu mourns with Benue
Gunmen kidnap ex-councillor in Akwa Ibom
Killers of minister’s uncle sentenced to death by hanging
Police arrest Rivers New Year’s Day killings suspect
Worker held for stealing trailer-load of textbooks
NDDC steps up job creation programmes
Kakanfos: Their battles, exploits and tragedies
Day of African Culture at Adekunle Ajasin Varsity
Who Will Help A Troubled Wilson Oruma? … from the Pitch to the Street
Kwara Utd unveils new signings for 2017/2018 NPFL season
NFF inaugurates Technical and Development Committee
Marylove, Kushimo win gold to shoot Nigeria atop medals’ table
Coach Decries Alleged Abandonment of IBILE Games
Nigeria’s U-20 arrive Polkwane For FIFA Women’s W/Cup Qualifier
Home-based athletes prepared to meet IAAF standards
Opposition kicks as Delta PDP sweeps local council polls
Ignore Bello on 2019, Faleke tells Buhari
Funke Akindele to star in ‘Avengers: Infinity Wars’
9mobile promotes literacy through film
Iyanya releases visuals for ‘Good Vibes’
Youths seek end to joblessness, crimes in Bayelsa
Gas pipeline explosion sends panic round Delta community
DPR sanctions 85 petrol stations in Delta
Dopemu residents kick against ‘crazy bills’
Ambode drops three commissioners
Lekki community gets traditional leader
Guard beats suspected thief to death in Ikorodu
FACAN seeks task force on export products
Yam farmers assure of increased production
Fed Govt, Switzerland sign MOU stopping illegal dumping
7-Up’s core investor to buy out Nigerian shareholders


UNN Non-Academic Staff Threaten To Shut Down Water, Electricity Supply
Udeogaranya To Buhari: Release El Zak-Zaky, Dasuki
2019: APC Youth Vigilante Tasks Party Leaders On Resource Control
Tonto Dikeh Goes Spiritual On Social Media Again!
Aare Ona Kakanfo: Ladigbolu Dismisses Alleged Fallacy Of Short-Life Span Of Previous Title Holders
Terrorism, Kidnapping: Ogun Commercial Cyclists Union Partner Police, Army With Intelligence Gathering
CBN Targets 7.6m New Accounts In 2018
Fuel Crisis Defies NNPC, As Long Queues Return To Abuja
Killings: Makarfi Condoles With Benue, Rivers, Taraba Govs
NPFL Opener: Enyimba Still ‘Homeless’ 48 Hours To Kick-Off
Ozubulu Church Massacre: Bishop’s Father For Burial
Govs’ Wives Urge FG To Empower Women
Nigeria Spends N19.5trn Importing Raw Materials In 7yrs
FG Urges Govs To Revitalize State Basic Health Institutions
Iyanya Starts New Year With ‘Good Vibes’
FIFA U-20 WWC: S/Africa Eye Qualification At Nigeria’s Expense
CAF Moves To Check Corruption In Officiating
Declare Miyetti Allah terrorist group, — Southern, M-Belt leaders

Early politicking may disrupt implementation of 2018 budget —FG

Our commissioners indulge in job racketeering, FCC Chair tells Senate

Handshake Across the Niger: Nigeria is very sick – Falae

Zakzaky may die in detention – Shi’ites
Comply with Electoral Act within 90 days, INEC charges parties
Buhari’s war against corruption intended to islamise Nigeria—Prof Nwabueze
Insinuations, allegations that attacks, killings are because Buhari is Fulaniman unkind, incorrect – FG
Handshake Across the Niger: Southern leaders demand proscription, recognition of Myitte Allah, herdsmen as a terrorist groups
We are not in support of restructuring – Imo, Abia women
World Cup play-off referee admits penalty error
Arsenal legend blasts Wenger over Iwobi
Iyanya starts new year with ‘Good Vibes’
Pop singer, Skales blasts Buhari
Funke Akindele in Hollywood’s flick The Avengers
Omawumi set for traditional wedding
Breaking – Force HQ parades another Omoku killings kingpin
We thank you all for your support and cooperation, Ambode Lagosians
9mobile sale: No winner has emerged yet — NCC
New refineries as solution to Nigeria’s fuel challenge

The Sun

Black day in Benue, IGP recants again
• Indigenes adorn  black attires, as victims are buried in mass graves • We may raise our army,
Gov Al-Makura hits Ortom again
•Says Benue grazing law uncalled for •Cattle colonies not for Fulani ‘colonisation’ –FG
Wike presents N510bn 2018 budget to Assembly
Ozubulu church massacre: Tight security as ‘Bishop’ buries father
Dangote still Africa’s richest man for 7 years running
Murderers of Kachikwu’s uncle to die by hanging
Rivers killings: Why we did it –Suspect
NLC dares El-Rufai, security, shuts Kaduna over sack of 36,000 workers
Southern leaders to Buhari: Restructure Nigeria now
•Want FG to declare killer herdsmen terrorists
I’ll produce my successor –Okorocha
•Appeal Court warns gov on Eze Ilomuanya
Varsities: VCs move to break non-teaching staff strike
Birth attendants: ABUAD partners CURE, WHO, USAID
My thoughts on New Year resolutions
Benue, Rivers killings: Interesting perspectives
Before more blood flows in Rivers, Benue
Waiting for ‘Operation Scorpion Sting’ in Middle Belt
Bloodletting all over the place
Release Dasuki, El-Zakzaky now, HURIWA tells Buhari
• Alleges undue govt concession to killer
Visionscape kickstarts Cleaner Lagos initiative with 100 vehicles
Iran nuclear deal: Don’t withdraw, Europe warns US
Gabon lifts presidential term limits
Gombe APC endorses Buhari for second term
2017: Aso Villa’s highs, lows
Why I left APC –Onyeagocha
Petrol price hits N160/litre at depots
…As fuel queues return to Abuja
•No cause for alarm, says NNPC
CBN targets 4,000 for financial inclusion
CAF award: NFF bigwigs thumb up Aiteo 
CAF to take over payment of referees
NFF inaugurates technical and development committee
CBN targets 4,000 for financial inclusion
Produce accurate aviation data, FG urges committee
Blackout looms as NNPC suffers fresh pipeline explosion 
Suleiman takes over from Adeola as Sterling Bank CEO
EDITORIAL: Compulsory treatment of gunshot victims
What has kept me going – Okoya, Eleganza chairman
G21 marks anniversary, inducts new members
Kodjo Williams’ rage


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