News Headlines Jan 23, 2018. Headlines From Nigeria’s Major Newspapers

News Headlines Jan 23, 2018. Headlines From Nigeria’s Major Newspapers

Compiled by Demola Adefajo

The Punch

Benue killings: Too early to blame ISIS, say police
Lassa fever kills Kogi doctor, five others in Ondo
Alleged misconduct: EFCC reports three judges to NJC
Mosquito coil fire kills triplets, brother in Jigawa
Police kill four robbers in Rivers
Herbalist allegedly defrauds man of N190m to cure illness
Police arraign 120-year-old chief for stealing
Lagos businessman impregnates maid, rapes her after abortion
$500,000 bribery: CJ returns Farouk Lawan’s case for continuation of trial
S’East APC leaders ask FG to immortalise Alex Ekwueme
Queen’s College old girls, ex-principal disagree on pupils’ death
What should FG do about Nigeria’s ailing refineries?
Delayed MPC meeting’ll slow down investment inflows – Economists
Airport concession: ICRC initiates FAAN, Bi-Courtney settlement
Ambode promises Lagosians safety
LASG to shut illegal gas plants
Govt tackles impersonation with uniform
Cattle colonies: Southern states shun FG’s request for land
Adeboye hails Gani Adams, regrets absence from installation
Man severs wife’s hand for overstaying at funeral
Chieftaincy crisis: Group tells sacked kings to beg Olubadan
Police kill four robbers in Rivers
We’ve forgiven our abductors, Catholic reverend sisters say
 Nigeria’s structure has turned govs to beggars – Fagbenro-Byron
Osinbajo leads Nigeria’s delegation to economic forum in Davos
Open grazing law: Taraba gov denies arming militia group
2019: Delta replies Oshiomhole, says APC brought hardship
FIRS generated N4.03tn in 2017 – Fowler
Petrol scarcity persists, new vessels arrive Apapa
NNPC to build more depots nationwide
FG, NASS political deadlock threatens economic rebound — Report
African legends witness Weah swearing-in
Google celebrates Keshi
Joshua eyes political career
Southampton boss hails good finisher Obafemi
Aussie Open: Djokovic frustrated out, Federer gets tough test
Oduduru, Aniekeme break records in America
I skipped meals, slept few hours during exams —NOUN best graduating student
FG promises to support FECA with training equipment
UNILAG in search of research grants
Join secret cults, face expulsion, Rector tells students
UNILAG TV station to begin operations in February
Schools should produce job creators, not seekers –Oke
Britain’s Princess Eugenie gets engaged
NCC targets affordable data with cost-based pricing
ATCON to publish ICT journal, celebrate 100 innovators
Don’t expect Samsung Nigeria’s factory now, says CEO
Foreign investment in Nigeria’s telecom sector falls by 85%
Editorial: Disarming AK-47s bearing Fulani herdsmen
Ranching is the best solution
A dream embraces the ages: Tribute to Alex Ekwueme
9mobile: How (not) to resurrect business failure
Ending deadly herdsmen attacks


Politicians Across Broad Spectrum Eye Emerging Political Movement, Third Force
After Protracted Dispute, Oando Reaches Peace Accord With Mangal
Herdsmen Attacks Will be Brought Under Control, Buhari Promises
NBS: 16m Nigerians Unemployed in Q3 2017
Makarfi: PDP Will Wait for APC Presidential Candidate to Emerge
NBS: 16m Nigerians Unemployed in Q3 2017
Taraba to Commence Gradual Implementation of Anti-Open Grazing Law
NNPC Plans to Sell Petrol, Others to W’African Countries by 2019
South-east APC Endorses Buhari for Second Term
Swift Networks Appoints New General Managers for New Business Units
Study Shows African Migrants are Better Educated Than US Citizens
Lassa Fever Claims Six Lives in Ondo, Kogi
Osinbajo Leaves for Davos after Attending George Weah’s Swearing-in
Presidency Implores Na’Abba to Change Perception on Buhari
Six Telecoms Operators May Lose Licences over Call Masking, Refilling
Osinbajo C’ttee on Farmers-Herdsmen Crisis, Wrong Diagnosis, Says Ohanaeze Ndigbo
Fowler: FIRS Raked in N4tn in 2017
South-east APC Endorses Buhari for Second Term
Ortom Says He’ll Not Be Silenced on Herdsmen Attacks
FG Sets up Inter-Ministerial C’ttee on Data Harmonisation
Jittery APC Unleashing Terror on Opposition, Says PDP
Don’t Categorise Us as Killers, Herdsmen Warn
Okun Yoruba Reject Cattle Colonies in Kogi
Citing Operational Constraints, House C’ttee Seeks to Discontinue Zero Budgeting for Navy
2019: Ihedioha Receives Overwhelming Endorsement, Inaugurates Support Group in Imo
Buhari Sympathises with Victims of Kano Market Fire
Minister of Interior Parastatals Promote 12,588 Officers
INEC Seeks UN Support for 2019 Election
Ijaw Youths Urge N’Assembly to Pass Amnesty Programme Bill into Law
Buhari Committed to Strengthening Anti-Corruption Agencies, Says Fashola
N2.5bn Fraud: EFCC Calls Sixth Witness against Kalu
Dogara Seeks End to Costly Engineering Failures
No More Hiding Place for Criminal Elements in Ikorodu, Says Ambode
Ekweremadu: No Alternative to Democracy Despite Obvious Challenges
King’s Men in Ibadan Demand Apology for Olubadan, Ancestors
Again, Southern Cameroonians Ask FG to Release Detained Leaders
PDP Presidential Aspirant, Lamido Storms Ebonyi
Benue Killings: Nasarawa Assembly Cautions against Inciting Statements
Queens College: Water Scarcity Forced School to Promotes Students Without Exams
IMF Forecasts 2.1% Growth for Nigeria in 2018
Again, CBN Injects $210m into Forex Market
JSC Russian Export Centre Joins Afreximbank as Shareholder
FCMB Restates Commitment to Hospitality Industry
Equities Market Opens the Week with Mixed Performance
Cooking Gas Stakeholders Move to End Incessant Gas Plant Explosions
J2019 Fuels Recalls in Kwara
EFCC Goes After Its Own
Home-based Eagles Set to Banish Ghost of Elimination
Quadri Inspires Sporting to Lift Portuguese Cup
NBBF Set to Invite More Players for Commonwealth Games
Sanchez Reveals Why he Dumped Arsenal for Man Utd
Rafinha Completes Inter Medical as Barca Star Edges to Serie A Switch
Federer Beats Fucsovics to Reach Q’final Berth

The Nation

SA killings: culprits apprehended, arraigned says Mission
Presidency outlines Buhari’s achievements
Igbo APC leaders re-endorse Buhari for 2nd term
Herdsmen attacks: OPC calls for lasting solution
Two NIA chiefs grilled as bid to grab $44m fails
Buhari: we’re delivering on campaign promises
Bright prospects as Oando, Mangal feud ends
Buhari to Southeast leaders: I’ll give my best to all Nigerians
Falae: herdsmen attack my farm every year
I won’t let you down, Weah assures Liberians
More pains as fuel scarcity returns
Edo bomb factory
Why Nigerians are impatient
Another Lassa fever outbreak
The media and road to Kigali
UNILAG TV to begin operation in February
Confirmed: Sanchez for Man U and Henrikh for Arsenal
Quadri leads Sporting to retain Portuguese Cup
George Weah sworn in as 24th Liberian President
RFU: No one can stop us from competing
One club man Jimmy Armfield dies @ 82
Hyeon Chung sacks Djokovic from Aussie Open
Super Eagles Players to Pocket $20,000 Each from CHAN 2018
‘Akwa Ibom has benefited under Buhari’
‘Fed Govt can’t monitor how states spend Paris Club funds’
Party faults Buhari’s security appointments
Jumbo out with ‘Omo Boy’
QBF to honour widows, mothers of the military on Val’s Day
Empress Njamah demands apology from media
Undying fuel scarcity monster


Built Professionals, Experts To Brainstorm On Infrastructure, Economy At FIABCI’s Forum
When Shetima Orchestra Danced On Benue Graves
A Look At Bala Usman’s Analysis Of Communal Conflicts In Nigeria (2)
Lagos Assembly To Pass 2018 Budget Next Week — Obasa
Refuse Takes Over Owerri, Adjoining Communities
Ex-N’Delta Agitators To Renege On Amnesty Programme
Herdsmen Attacks: Govt Panel Wrongly Composed —Macaulay
Strict Budgeting, Management Of Resources Now Mandatory In NAFDAC
Concession Regulatory Commission Wades Into FAAN, Bi-Courtney Faceoff
Petrol: Imo Residents Face Extreme Hardship
80 Students Escape Death As Fire Razes Sokoto Govt Sec School Hostel
Buhari’s 2nd Term Promoters, Enemies Of Nigeria—Udeogaranya
Wike’s Love, Interest To Develop Sports Is Unparalleled – Commissioner
Oando Ownership Tussle: Peace, Stability Return As Tinubu, Mangal Reconcile
LASG Declares War On Criminal Elements In Ikorodu, Environs
‘Pipeline Vandalism Responsilbe For Erratic Power Supply’
Solid Minerals: FG Appoints 100 Consultants To Generate N32bn In 2018
Herdsmen’s attack on Falae’s farm not a Presidency affair — Adesina
Alleged N400m fraud: Metuh deliberately using excuse of ill-health to frustrate his trial – EFCC
Buhari has failed to assure Nigerians that both herdsmen, us can live together – Falae
Court orders inquiry into ‘illegal’ demolition of Patience Jonathan’s Abuja property
Reconsider your harsh stance against Buhari, Presidency tells Naabba
Gov. Ortom warns against cattle rustling, retaliation
Gov. Yari swears in council chairman, 14 Permanent Secretaries
INEC seeks court intervention on delay in transmitting full court judgments
We are not killers, Ilorin Emirate Fulani cries out
Kanu, AMCON tango over ex-Eagles captain’s hotel
Zidane wanted by PSG
Balotelli ‘close to’ free move to Juventus
BREAKING: Henrikh Mkhitaryan joins Arsenal
Singer Olamide reiterates fight against drug abuse
Britain’s Princess Eugenie gets engaged
Duo, ROZE Nigerian-American kids set to rule music space
Royal Hibiscus Hotel movie heralds Valentine
Beauty queen upholds the image of Nigeria Police in a global contest
EDITORIAL: Osinbajo’s panel must end the killings
Concession Regulatory Commission wades into FAAN, Bi-Courtney faceoff
Strict budgeting, management of resources now mandatory in NAFDAC

Daily Trust

Dogara raises alarm over quacks in engineering
Buhari’s second term, NWC tenure dominate APC meeting
Buhari salutes Akande at 79, sympathises with Kano market fire victims
Buhari: My govt deeply affected by herdsmen attacks
Curfew imposed on Zing following violent protest
Dankwambo forced me out of PDP — Senator Kumo
Buhari not under pressure to declare state of emergency in Rivers — APC
I’ve no fear over who succeeds me — Kwara gov
Union serves NIGCOMSAT strike notice

Patience Jonathan briefs court over demolished property

N450m laundering: Court grants bail to ex-Minister, Ochekpe, 2 others

Kalu’s trial continues today
Shoprite to pay $10m damages for breach of contract
UNDP trains 850 youths on rehabilitation of insurgency victims
Kwankwaso, Ganduje set to hold parallel rally in Kano
PDP, APC differ over demolition in Borno
Lobi go top of NPFL log after Go Round win
Oando: Mangal, Tinubu settle long-running dispute
FIRS revenue collection up N720bn in 2017 – Fowler
NCC queries 6 telcos over call masking
Man arrested for resisting arrest, beating up of policewoman
Two arrested for vandalising cars packed in church premises
Liberia ushers in President Weah
George Weah sworn in as Liberia’s 24th president
.Editorial: 2018 Daily Trust Dialogue
.FG to complete 22-year-old Sabke Dam project soon – Official
Taraba’s anti-open grazing law will be implemented gradually – Deputy governor

The Sun

8 Libya returnees die in auto crash
Herdsmen’ve burnt my farm 5 times in 3 years –Falae
…Attacks’ll be brought under control soon, says Buhari
President’s second term splits APC in North
• Party chieftains want halt to re-election talks
Herdsmen, farmers clashes: Ohanaeze faults Osinbajo’s committee
• Says it’s wrong diagnosis
2019: I’m prepared to serve Imo –Ihedioha
FIRS generates N4trn taxes -Fowler
Rivers: FG planning amnesty for 32 wanted cultists –Wike
•N/Delta youths pass confidence vote on Boroh
Benue: Herdsmen, cows’ve taken over Agatu –Ex-minister
•Nigerians protest in London over clashes
Liberia: Saraki, world leaders witness Weah’s inauguration
• I’ll fight corruption, says new president
South East APC to Buhari: Give us 2023 presidency
  • Wants national asset named after Ekwueme
Construction of Edo modular refinery begins in 3 months –Obaseki
Buhari hard sale in South South, say Niger Delta youths
Umahi visits health ministry over Lassa fever outbreak  
PDP to boycott Osun LG polls
Adesina: ‘Nwanne di na mba’
Deadly trap of cattle colonies
Former top U.S. Olympics doctor confronted by hundreds of young women, girls he sexually abused
South Africa’s ANC debating Zuma’s exit
Buhari’s govt has failed Nigerians –Ajulo, ex-Labour Party scribe
Day soldiers almost sent us packing from villa, Nwafor, retired DSS OC
Ambode’s next deputy should be non-indigene, says Agha
Scarcity: Long queues persist as fuel stations resort to hoarding
FG engages 100 revenue consultants to block leakages in mining sector
2018 Commonwealth Games: D’ Tigers invites foreign based players
CHAN 2018: Eagles won’t take Equatorial Guinea for granted – Yusuf
oshua vs Parker: I’ll smile at AJ’s punches – Parker
FG engages 100 revenue consultants to block leakages in mining sector
CBN boosts forex market with $210m
FG establishes harmonisation committee on data collection
MMA2: ICRC wades into FAAN, Bi-Courtney concession crisis
EDITORIAL: Tragic gas explosions in Lagos
After weeks of chaos, calm returns to Benue

New Telegraph

Herdsmen: Nigerians in UK protest killing
Ohanaeze faults FG’s committee on killer herdsmen
Beef up security in Taraba, experts urge Buhari
2019: PDP targets APC gov, senator for Presidency
How customs officers conspired to smuggle 661 rifles into Nigeria –DSS
Agriculture tops employment chart, engages 32.35m
Shocker as Rohr is linked with Bordeaux’s job
Demolition of party secretariat: APC jittery of 2019 elections – PDP
Mikel set for Fenerbahce move
More players join D’Tigers ahead Commonwealth Games
Ideye joins Malaga on loan
Fuel scarcity: NNPC to build more depots
2019: APGA to adopt Buhari
Eight Libyan returnees die in auto crash
Kidnappers abduct Zamfara Rep’s son, kill six villagers
Fulani want to re-colonise Nigeria –Falae
Evans’ arraignment stalled again
Lassa fever: 10 hospitalised in Ondo
Motorists groan, as fuel scarcity bites harder
We’ve not seen reason to leave APC – Ahmed
‘Public office should be less attractive’
Anger in Senate over insecurity
2019: The youth challenge
Skye Bank’s reward promo train moves to Benin
Local content: A look at Shell’s offshore project
Stakeholders fret over proposed land use law
Property seizure: AMCON faults Nwankwo Kanu
Eagles won’t underrate Equatorial Guinea – Yusuf
Africa Wrestling Championship: Nigeria gunning for 90 gold medals, says Igali
Russia 2018: NFF must consolidate on this good start
Ortom to DSS: Prosecute arrested foreign terrorists
Tax: FIRS generates record N4trn in one year
At last, respite for Kaduna schools
FG’s administrative panel grills suspended SEC DG
Rivers accuses APC of recruiting wanted cultists for 2019
Obaseki parleys NLC, TUC, workers, seeks collaboration
Quadri eyes Champions League after Portuguese Cup victory
IMF raises Nigeria’s 2018 growth forecast to 21%
Ambode inaugurates MOPOL base to tackle Badoo, kidnappers



Five die in Ondo as govt confirms 24 cases of Lassa Fever

I’ll give my best to all Nigerians, Buhari tells APC South East leaders

We’ve won victory for public education ― el-Rufai

Patience Jonathan laments over demolished Abuja properties

Rivers govt accuses FG of planning amnesty for 32 fugitive cultists

Niger Delta Youths reject phasing out of amnesty programme

Yemi Kale heads FG committee on data collection harmonisation

Kogi Yoruba speaking reject cattle colony

2019 presidency: Dankwambo suffers setback as campaign DG dumps PDP
Teacher in court over alleged raping of neighbour’s daughter

Trader docked over alleged theft of items worth N59,300

Alleged N400m fraud: Metuh’s ill-health stalls trial, adjourns till Tuesday

Tricycle rider docked for alleged possession of local gun
George Weah sworn in as Liberian president, completing historic transition of power

‘My husband was murdered for loving me’

American sentenced to one year in Cambodian prison for raping boy

Facebook wants users to rank trusted news organisation
FIRS rakes N4.03trn in 2017, surpasses 2016 collection by N720bn —Fowler

Nigeria’s Economic indicators strong —CBN Gov

CBN boosts forex market with $210m

Fidelity Bank urges entrepreneurs to embrace evolving business opportunities
NIGCOMSAT workers threaten strike

Labour Ministry to strengthen fight against child labour

ILO, OECD launch report on immigrants’ contribution to developing countries

Mass sack: NIM backs NLC, carpets el-Rufai
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CBN pledges support for cocoa, tomato farmers

Palm produce association cries out over illegal importation of palm oil

Kwara, Kaduna, 14 others to commence establishment of cattle colonies

Sokoto govt spends N3.4bn on fertiliser for dry season farming
Climate change is moving faster than we are —UN Sec Gen

New study shows how climate change alters plant growth

Emulate other African countries on shisha ban, ERA/FoEN advises FG

‘Green nanotechnology holds potential to combat mosquito-borne diseases’

Reforms, restructuring have begun in NIPOST —Postmaster General

NITDA restructures certification of OEMs

Nigeria needs 120,000 km optic fibre network to boost broadband —Danbatta

Samsung braces for new phase of growth in Nigeria
Kwara 2019: Unveiling PDP’s ‘surprise’ package
Echoes from the handshake across the Niger
Buhari’s re-election: What is in it for APC wise men?
Lalong and the politics of Benue killings
EDITORIAL: Customs and the killing at Abule Egba
Fuel scarcity: A thorn in the flesh of the masses


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