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

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


Compiled by Demola Adefajo 

The Punch

Sanusi’s claim that 800 Fulani were killed, a lie – Taraba govt, CAN
Buhari lacks political will to halt killings by herdsmen –Reps
Alfa arrested with heart, private parts in Lagos
We can’t succeed with current political structure – Akande
Inflation rate drops for 11 consecutive months to 15.37%
Poorly conducted poll can cause civil war – INEC
How artisans tried to steal N50m – Lagos AG
Three-week -old baby girl hospitalised after father’s slap – Police
Command arrests ‘mad man’ for robbery, recovers PoS, phone
Senate panels get Jan 31 date to conclude Maina, Misau/IG probes
ABUAD partners Dubai hospital
CCT trial: FG wants S’Court to restore 18 counts against Saraki
Alleged N10bn fraud: EFCC grills ex-Plateau gov, Jang, for eight hours
Phase3 denies owing FG N27.2bn
Boko Haram kills three in Adamawa as Reps visit Buratai
Taraba gov wants lawmaker’s killers arrested
FCTA demolishes Patience Jonathan’s property in Abuja
Akwa Ibom raids: Army kills two more militants
Police extortion, shootings made youths attack station – Residents
One feared dead, two injured in Edo explosion
Enugu butcher stabs colleague to death
Niger gov’s security aides assault family on highway
N9bn unpaid gratuities: LG retirees give Ayade ultimatum
Fraudsters on trial over attempt to scam Lagos govt of N50m
2019: It’s too early for politicking, says Saraki
Buhari, Barrow meet in Abuja
UPDATED: EFCC arraigns ex-FCT minister, Akinjide for N650m fraud
I’ve not decamped to PDP – Ogun lawmaker
NAMA to improve airspace safety profile
2018 budget contains N460bn wasteful expenditure – Group
Rolls-Royce Phantom, Bugatti Chiron draw applause at auto show
‘Govt, private sector must develop indigenous technologies’
SON, NAFDAC unite against substandard products
German FA probes Balogun, Ujah racial attack
Salisu praises Eagles team spirit in Rwanda draw
No human on earth can stop me – Joshua
Aussie Open: Victorious Djokovic denies talk of boycott
VAR helps Leicester advance to FA Cup fourth round
Neymar set to return for PSG
Mum of five divorces human husband, marries ghost
Kim Kardashian, Kanye West welcome third baby via surrogate mum
Oh Happy Day singer, Edwin Hawkins, dies at 74
Don’t criminalise female circumcision – CMO
Cholera: WHO supports immunisation in Zambia
NAZAS offers free medical services to Amuwo Odofin
Cybersecurity tips for safe online activities
Editorial: Governments don’t exist only to pay salaries
INEC and the hurdles before 2019 elections
Fulani herdsmen and the killing fields of Benue


Inflation Slows Down to 15.37% Amid Pressure on Food Prices
In New Video, Abducted Chibok Girls Say They Won’t Return
Dogara Seeks to Probe Resurgence of Fuel Subsidy, Says No Sanctuaries for Killers
EFCC Quizzes Former Plateau Governor, Jang
Stock Market Sustains Rally as Index Hits 43,119.08, Market Cap Now N15.4tn
Senate Gives IG 14 Days to Arrest Perpetrators of Benue Killings
• House wants state of emergency declared on insecurity, may summon Buhari • Saraki, others meet with president on crisis
Why ONSA Ordered Movement of $44m Belonging to NIA to Safety
DSS on Rampage, Harasses Clergy in Jos
World Class Hospital, Power Projects Top AfDB’s $2bn Target Investments in Nigeria
FCT Demolishes Patience Jonathan’s Property
NNPC Justifies Preference for FOB Nigeria’s Crude Exports
Falana Suggests Measures to End Herdsmen-Farmers’ Conflict
Saraki Cautions Against Neglecting Governance for 2019 Campaigns
PDP Calls for Unity, Peace in Nigeria
Taraba Gov, Speaker Ask Security Agencies to Fish out Killers of Lawmaker
Akande: Buhari is Running Difficult System of Government
Lassa Fever Outbreak: Ebonyi Gov Doles out N5m to Equip S’East Virology Center
Buhari Receives The Gambian President, Advocates Complementary Agenda for Both Countries
42% of Capital Projects in 2018 Budget Have No Direct Impact on Nigerians, Says…
Ohanaeze Leader Denies Accident Rumour
Elumelu Calls for Setting up of Military Industrial Zones
Alheri Denies Owing FG N27.2bn over Fibre Optic Agreement
Spectator Index Faults FG’s Claim on Power Supply
Akpabio Denies Rift with  Emmanuel, Applauds Him on Security
ARG: FG Lacks Political Will to End Herdsmen’s Killings
Scrapyard Owner, Four Others Arrested for Vandalising Telecom Cables
FG Disburses N11bn to YouWiN Awardees
Fix Enugu Depot to End Fuel Scarcity in South-east, IPMAN Urges Buhari
APC: Fayose Bent on Embarrassing Fayemi
N’Delta Groups Urge FG to Grill Minister, Ex-Governor over Dickson’s Claims
57 LG Chairmen Back LASG’s New Waste Management Policy
APDA Rejects Proposal for Cattle Colony
Boko Haram Fuel Supply Smashed
Ogun Sets Up Task Force to End Fuel Scarcity
Nigerians Warned against Illegal Migration
N’Delta Youths Drum up Support for NDDC, Seek Release of Counterpart Funds
Ecobank Raises International Spend Limits on Naira Cards
NSE Boss Explains 2017 Impressive Performance, Bullish on 2018
FirstBank Upgrades Internet Banking Solution
DMO: FG to Borrow Additional $700m from Multilateral Agencies
Standard Chartered Projects Stronger Global Economic Growth
Unmasking the Contenders for Kwara Govt House

INEC’s Timetable and the 2019 General Election

Drumbeats of War ‎in Ekiti PDP

Amuneke Drums Support for ‘Wasteful’ Home-based Eagles
Aiteo to Bankroll National Youth Council FC
NOC Pledges Support for Dolphin Swimming League
Federer Beats Bedene as Djokovic Dismisses Young in Return to Action
Ensuring Effective Learning through Standardisation of Schools
Ambode Harps on Capacity Building to Boost Teaching, Learning
Kogi to Convene Education Summit
Don Predicts Great Future for Private Education
Kwara Poly Students Commend Saraki for Slashing Tuition Fees
The Hidden Moral of Trump’s Insults

The Nation

Army raids cultists’ hideout, kills ring leader
Senate gives IG 14 days to fish out Benue killers
Nigerian equities hit all-time N15.78tr high
Fresh plot against Magu
National Assembly seeks peace, good governance
House in emotional debate over killings
Tension as Fulani raise another alarm over stolen cows 
Indigenous ship owners to get NNPC, NIMASA nod to lift crude oil
Ogoni group lauds Buhari
CAN accuses Buhari of failing to protect Nigerians
Only court can bar Fayemi from politics, Ekiti APC tells Fayose
Buhari: why we insisted on respect for constitutional change in The Gambia
Justice Ngwuta faults trial before CCT
Presidential system too costly, complicated for Nigeria, says Akande
Ex-minister, senator charged with ‘N650m fraud’
ABUAD signs MoU with Dubai hospital to end overseas medical tourism
Ajimobi charges governing council of state varsities on value addition
OAU releases new procedure for accommodation
TETFund boss inaugurates 14 projects worth N1.4bn at Dutse varsity
Tornadoes eye six points in two matches
Wasteful Super Eagles Held by Rwanda Will Progress, says Coach
Nations Cup: Nigeria seek glory in Libreville
Ronaldo, Madrid nominated for Laureus awards
Hungarian Open: Omotayo face Indian in deciding tie
Jamaica’s Women bobsleigh team for Pyeongchang
Joshua to Parker: Read my lips you can’t stop me!
Ortom: Federal agencies have failed Benue
APC members defect to PDP in Niger
Urhobo seek return to Midwest region
Register for Lagos City Marathon, Sound Sultan urges
Omotola Jalade to celebrate 40th birthday with 5-day event
Arewa 24: Hausa Language Channel debuts on StarTimes
Niger gov’s wife express dismay over poor cancer care
1500 babies benefit from health programmes
Medical Professionals reject Health Insurance Scheme
AMAC presents over N6 billion 2018 budget proposal
Alleged N50m fraud: Two on trial for ‘cloning Ambode’s phone line’
57 council chiefs : we’re for Cleaner Lagos Initiative
Lagos seeks possession of director’s ‘stolen N28.5m, property’
Five arrested for cable theft
Angels on wheels: Sibling driver and the riding stranger
Lecturers stage one-day sit-in protest
FUOYE tasks SUG on good leadership
AfDB to focus more on power sector in 2018
UBA, GTBank, others meet over dividend payment
Pension complaints and solutions
Ecobank raises platinum card holders’ daily spend to $15,000


Buhari’s Government Of The Deaf
The Politics Of The Poor Man’s Pain: Herdsmen, Farmers And Elite Manipulation
Alcoholic Drinks Producers Intensify Supremacy Battle Amidst Soaring Demand
Technology Heightens Competition For Market Share In Refrigerator Industry
Ex-Convict Steals His Lawyer’s Phone, N173,450 Goods From Hotel
Routing The Fulani Herdsmen Militants Calls For External Help
Excitement As Anambra Communities Savour UNICEF WASH Projects
Patience Jonathan’s Property Demolished In Abuja
Complete Port-Harcourt Airport In 3 Months, Reps Tell Sirika
Nigeria’s Healthcare Status Characterised By Infant, Material Mortality —Grange
Ugwuanyi Reiterates Commitment To Rural Development
Group Hails Umeh’s Victory In Anambra Re-Run
PTML Records N99bn Revenue In 2017
N9bn Arrears: Prepare For Occupy Calabar, Pensioners Tell Ayade, Speaker, Relatives
Alleged $195m Contract Scam: Amaechi, Naval Chief, NIMASA Boss To Appear Before Reps C’ttee Today
Glitz, Encomium As Obosi Monarch Confers Chieftaincy Title Of Onwa On Ifebi, Presidential Aide
Telecom Industry: What To Expect In 2018
Patience Jonathan’s property demolished in Abuja

Nigeria being painted red with blood – Dogara

Dangote denies owing N27.18bn over fibre optic agreement

Benue, Taraba killings: States move to avert herdsmen attacks

4 abduct, gang raped teenage girls in Katsina

Stick only to your religious calling, Presidency tells CAN scribe, Musa Asake

Buhari helpless over herdsmen attacks – Akande

Court orders forfeiture of N6bn, $222,000, N2bn shares linked to Jonathan’s cousin, ex-aides

Buhari saved Gambia from political crisis – Barrow

One statement by President Buhari changed everything in Gambia – Barrow

Benue killings: We’re tired of observing a minute silence – Ekweremadu

‎Fayose’s White Paper, failed desperation to nail Fayemi, says APC

It’s time Nigerians say no to division, acrimony caused by selfish people – Atiku
Iheanacho scores twice to send Leicester through, makes history

Newcastle takeover bid collapses – reports

Diego Carlos bemused by referee kick

Wenger branded ref Dean a ‘disgrace’

2017/2018 NNL to kick off March 3 with abridged format, official says
Nigeria ranks second worst electricity supply nation in 2017
‘Shithole countries’: Africans outraged, say Trump’s remark xenophobic, outrageous, racist
Are ugly men better lovers?
My mother-in-law really makes me sick!
Why can’t i find a genuine man?
I won’t date again—Angelina Jolie
Kim Kardashian announces birth of third child via surrogate
EDITORIAL: Budget before politics, please
Excitement as Anambra communities savour UNICEF WASH projects
Telecom industry: What to expect in 2018
Radiance goes beyond the physical
UCHECHUKWU: Seeing Mbakwe, Nzeribe, changed my focus in life


NNPC, NIMASA Partner On Crude Oil Export
FAAC Disburses N5.89trn In 2017
FCDA Demolishes Patience Jonathan’s Property
President Buhari Meets Gambia’s President, Adama Barrow, in Aso Rock
Katsina Senator To PMB: Cattle Colonies, Ranching Not FG Affair But States’ Discretion
Shelve Political Rally, HURIWA Tasks Kwankwaso
Tambuwal Swears-in First Sokoto Female Professor, 3 Others As Commissioners
6 Die, 8 Injured In Lagos Gas Explosions
Kaduna Protest: el-Rufai’s Aide Denies Allegation Of Sponsoring Thugs
Presidency Plotting To Rig Katsina NASS By-election – PDP. . . PDP Donates Items To Benue IDPs
Benue Killings: Ortom Apologises To Al-Makura, Forgives Lalong
Leave Politics For Politicians, Presidency Tells CAN
Dogara Reads Riot Act To Killer Herdsmen
Lagos Court Begins Trial Of 2 Persons For Impersonating Ambode
CHAN: We Were Unlucky Against Rwanda – Eagles Coach
The Time For Higher Wages Is Now!
Killings: Senators Seek State Police, Signing Of Peace Corps Bill
2019: Watch Your Utterances, Dankwambo’s Campaign Organisation Tells Guber Aspirant
2019: Nasarawa Dep Gov To Commence Consultations On Governorship Race
Inflation Rate Declines To 15.37% In 2017 – NBS
Nigeria Stock Market Records Feat, Index Crosses 44,000 Mark
AfDB To Focus More On Power Sector In CHAN: Nigeria Needs Good Strikers — Esteem Sports President SaysS
Federer Breezes Through Opener In Melbourne
Kim Kardashian And Kanye West Welcome Third Child Via Surrogate
Dankwanbo And The Road To 2019 Presidency
Senate To Make Budget Non-implementation Impeachable Offence
Ijaw Youths Threaten To Drag FG, Military To Court Over Invasion, Razing Down Bayelsa Community
“Dickson’s Claim Of Complicity In Sponsored Militancy, Killings In Bayelsa, Cheap Blackmail ”–Lokpobiri
Presidency Replies CAN, Says Buhari Poses No =Threat To Democracy

The Guardian

 Real without Ronaldo unimaginable, says Zidane
Niger Delta Avengers says it will launch attacks on oil facilities
Wake up, CAN tells Buhari over herdsmen’s killings
Sudan police fire tear gas as protesters march against price rises
Catalan lawmakers elect separatist speaker as sacked leader eyes comeback
Landmark Brexit bill set to clear parliamentary hurdle
How DSS tracked kidnap kingpin Don Waney
Former CIA agent arrested with top secret info
UK appoints ‘minister for loneliness’
 Nigeria announce pre-World Cup friendlies
Nadal dominant as big guns pull off great escapes
Ighalo back to Premier League is ‘fake news,’ club says
Aubameyang keen on Arsenal move
Nigeria needs N43 million for Winter Olympics
‘How Super Eagles can avoid early exit at World Cup’
 Bitcoin slides to below $10,000
‘How blockchain will affect oil, gas sector in Nigeria’
Experts move to replicate Silicon Valley in Nigeria
Nigerian banks nominated for African awards
If Africa is a shithole, it’s in pretty good company
Dear African leaders, education vs schooling
Editorial: Reviewing the varsity system
 If Africa is a shithole, it’s in pretty good companys
Inspirational leadership in the public service
Nnamdi Kanu and the Biafran zoo 
Herdsmen: The imperative of self-defence
 In the PDP, subtle race for presidential ticket begins
Buhari on top of security situation, says group
What Does YouTube’s New Advertising Rules Mean For Bloggers?
You’ve Broken One Of These Unspoken Movie Theatre Rules At Least Once
Kendrick Lamar, Mary J. Blige, LL Cool J Win Big At The “NAACP Image Awards”
British Designer Kim Jones To Leave Louis Vuitton After One Last Show
 Tecno Mobile launches first full-screen display smartphone
Truecaller introduces new features
‘Nigeria needs cheaper 4G handsets to deepen broadband penetration’
All set for WCF forum in Geneva
 New drug capsule allows weekly HIV treatment, researchers find
Singing helps women overcome postnatal depression, study reveals
Artificial muscles advanced
How arsenic-tainted drinking water raises diabetes risk

The Sun

Benue massacre: Senate gives IGP 2 weeks ultimatum
•Reps berate FG, others
Benue killings: Ortom warns against inflammatory comments
•Not all herdsmen are criminals, says Kebbi gov
Akwa Ibom: Akpabio denies rift with Emmanuel
Herdsmen killings: IPOB mocks Ohanaeze Ndigbo, South East govs
Herdsmen attacks: Buhari running unworkable govt –Bisi Akande
Saraki warns over 2019 election
•Don’t abandon governance for politics, Senate president tells Executive, lawmakers, others
Nigeria not out of recession – Ex-CBN deputy gov, Moghalu
Budget: New law seeks president’s impeachment
•Presidency kicks over proposed timelines
Minister demolishes property linked to Patience Jonathan
Anambra Central: Umeh receives certificate of return
•Senator-elect promises robust representation in Abuja
Cross River pensioners vow to occupy gov’s office over N9bn arrears
When a hired mob failed to stop me from defending democracy in Nigeria
On, not at, (the) alert
Kaduna Nzeogwu, Jan 15 and 60 years of Tiv genocide
The unforgiving Bororo
Ogun sets up task force on fuel scarcity as monarch decries landgrabbers
Adamawa: Boko Haram strikes in Madagali, kills 5, kidnaps residents
FG approves tertiary military hospital for Sokoto
American couple charged with torture, child endangerment• Starved, chained siblings to beds 
 Nelson named 17th president of Latter-day Saints Church
• Picks Oaks, Eyring as counsellors
How Buhari forced Jammeh to surrender –Barrow
CES: Tab hubs to monitor, protect that child of yours
At what age should a child own smartphone?
… Concerns grow over addiction, distraction
NCC sensitises stakeholders on broadband, data pricing
CHAN 2018: Eagles’ll deliver, Yusuf assures
…Ajiboye goes spiritual
Turkish Cup: Mikel Agu scores for Bursaspor, Onazi rested
Petrol price rose by 17.10% in December –NBS
NGC commences repair work on exploded Gas Pipeline in Delta
EDITORIAL: Boosting security at our airports
Buratai showcases Army’s ranch in Abuja
…Says no alternative to food security Anambra guber victory: Aguleri rolls out drums for Obiano, Bianca
• As Eze Idigo marks 188th Ovala festival
Culture, colour at Igbere carnival
• Kalu Foundation promotes tourism, lures thousands to Abia community  Lagos traders send SOS to govt
•Save us from touts, task force operatives, they plead
Meet Pa Giwa, 92 year–old herbal guru, who cures diabetes & prostate cancer (3)

Daily Trust

PTAD commences verification of 22,000 NITEL, MTEL pensioners
5 killed, 70 injured at bull-taming events in India – Report
Innoson Motors boss fails to appear in Lagos court for arraignment
Kidnappers kill 2 policemen, abduct American, Canadian in Kaduna
Youth group stage programme to help young people plan future
Russia 2018: NFF signs 2-year contract extension for Rohr
Miyetti-Allah to Buhari: Bring to book the killers of Fulani as well
FG to release 368 inmates in Kano state
Senate gives Police IG 14-day to arrest perpetrators of Benue killings
Reps to unravel alleged re-introduction of fuel subsidy
Killings: Buhari, Benue leaders meet at Aso Rock
Custom seizes trailerload of mosquito coil
Prepare for doom, Avengers threaten fresh oil attacks
Don’t be distracted by 2019, Saraki urges senators
Bisi Akande: Presidential system too costly, complicated for Nigeria
Group applauds Lalong’s ranching policy
Nigeria’s Ebuehi is ADO Den Haag’s best dribbler
Bosso blames CHAN Eagles’ undoing on inability to convert chances
Indigenous ship owners may begin to lift crude
Stock market maintains bullish trend with N335bn gain
2017 budget: FG released N1.2tr for capital projects in 6 months
1 killed, 2 injured as Muslim sects clash in Niger
2 burnt to death as car runs into trailer at Abaji
Bwari crisis uncalled for – Ex-chairman
Who does the cap fit in PDP?
The Christian outrage over Benue massacre
Nigerian bloodletting: The oracles begin to speak
Editorial: Daily Trust African of the Year, Mutaru Muqthar

New Telegraph

New Telegraph holds thanksgiving, Kalejaye, Egbemode task staff
Green tea, natural remedy for gum disease – Study
Fresh PDP national secretariat under lock and key
Saraki: 2019 must not overshadow governance
Dogara: No sanctuaries for killers in Nigeria
2017: NSE records N1.3trn market turnover in equities
Inflation dropped to 15.3% in December –NBS
FCTA demolishes Patience Jonathan’s property
Akpabio: I’ve no rift with Emmanuel
‘Lunatic’ robs with toy gun, POS
Buhari to CAN: Stick to your religious duties, leave politics
Sports in a loaded, challenging New Year
Killings: Buhari protecting Fulani herdsmen –CAN
Herdsmen killings: Buhari begs Benue leaders
Benue killings: Senate gives IGP two-week ultimatum to arrest perpetrators
Leadership inertia in security challenges (1)

Court remands Daily Times publisher in Kuje prisons
2019: Ijebu agenda as Amosun’s albatross
Reps to probe NIA DG’s appointment, $44m disappearance

Soldiers kill A’ Ibom most wanted criminals

Stock market gains N335bn
Senators express outrage over Benue killings

Mega rally: Abia APC makes bold statement ahead of 2019


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