News Headlines Aug 1, 2018. Headlines From Nigeria’s Major Newspapers

News Headlines Aug 1, 2018. Headlines From Nigeria’s Major Newspapers

Compiled by Demola Adefajo

The Punch

EFCC detains Ekweremadu over 22 properties
Saraki, Kwara governor dump APC, join PDP
We’re ready to quit, resell firms at discounts – Power distributors
Fire causes panic at Ecobank headquarters
We must flush out Buhari for a secure, prosperous Nigeria – Lamido
Drama as court stops swearing-in of Imo deputy gov-designate
Fayose advises Ekiti people
Imam who saved 300 lives meets Buhari today
We’re ready to quit, resell firms at discounts – Power distributors
Guard rapes 13-year-old stepdaughter, mother poisons victim
Kidnappers attack Akwa Ibom judge after death sentence
Rivers boat accident: How man died after rescuing 13 persons
Young girls arouse me, even when I’m on okada, says man arrested for rape
Generator repairer commits suicide in Lagos
Fire causes panic at Ecobank headquarters
Police arrest father whose daughter had baby for him
Ortom: Security operatives chase Assembly clerk, others out of office
Kidnappers attack Akwa Ibom judge after death sentence
Rivers boat accident: How man died after rescuing 13 persons
Fake soldier bags three years for N7m job scam
Police arrest 15 suspects for rustling, robbery in Niger
As Saraki drops broom to take cover under umbrella
Nigeria’s ambassador to South Africa resigns, dumps APC for PDP
Impeachment threat: Kano deputy gov seeks police, DSS protection
UPDATED: Court stops swearing-in of new Imo Deputy Gov, Ekenze
Falana hails Imo judiciary for stopping swearing-in of new deputy governor
I receive news of Saraki’s exit from APC with joy – Atiku
I return to the party where I began my political journey —Saraki, declares for PDP
I’ve not resigned from APC, says Bolaji Abdullahi
Globe Motors rolls out Nigeria-assembled Hyundai, Higer vehicles
Best of family-friendly 4×4 vehicles
N3.8tn lost to oil theft in 2016 – NNRC
DBN to provide low interest loans to 10,000 MSMEs
FG, AfDB inaugurate task force on youth unemployment
Killer of Serena and Venus’ sister released from prison
I’m not bothered about criticism — Okagbare
Stranded fans: Supporters’ club demands govt probe
Emoghavwe bags NOC award
Ikeme: Okala lauds NFF
ITTF invites Quadri for 2018 W’Cup
Eko Theatre Carnival takes centre stage
Festival, museum renew Soyinka’s bond with Great Ife
Black Panther: Disney partners Nigerian filmmaker to produce ‘Sade’
FG backs AUN don for ATU job
Obasanjo advises Nigerians to shun medical tourism
Pregnant women in Bayelsa to receive N3,000 monthly allowance
Non-professionals should not run pharmacies — NAFDAC
Idris challenges health workers on female genital mutilation
FG moves to protect patients from unfair medical treatment
How to measure, boost Wi-Fi signal strength
Airtel offers bonus on data, airtime
Editorial: Boko Haram attacks on military bases
CBN’s DCRR: Beyond the primacy of price stability
Ahead 2019: Defections, impeachments and murders
Nigeria’s political rolling stones
Of migrant politicians and political prostitution


FG Appoints TCN to Manage N72bn Planned Investment in Discos
FMDQ, Thomson Reuters Partner to Strengthen Nigerian Financial Market
Buhari Emerges New ECOWAS Chairman
Saraki: Fifth Columnists Forced Me Out of APC
PDP Welcomes Saraki, Ahmed, Ibeto to Its Fold
FG Appoints TCN to Manage N72bn Planned Investment in Discos*Discos seek closure of N1.3tn funding gap
Saraki Dumps APC, Joins PDP
UPDATED: Saraki, Gov Ahmed Dump APC, Join PDP
EFCC Grills Ekweremadu
Amnesty International Raises the Alarm over Killings in Zamfara, Says over 372 People Killed Since January
Osinbajo Launches Patients’ Bill of Rights
FMDQ, Thomson Reuters Partner to Strengthen Nigerian Financial Market
CCNN Appoints Three New Directors
NIBSS, Others Seek to Boost Financial Inclusion with mCASH
CBN Injects Fresh $210m into Forex Market
Fire Interrupts Operations at Ecobank Head Office
Osun APC Reunites for Election
Contributory Pension: Obaseki Presents N7.3m Benefits to Next-of-Kin
N-Power: 7,425 Kogi Unemployed Graduates to Benefit from Second Batch
EFCC Quizzes Ekweremadu
Doctors Have Certified Me Medically Fit, Says Obasanjo
Nigerian Breweries’ Half Year Profit after Tax Declines to N8.2 Billion
Investors Ready to Return Discos’ Assets
FOR THE RECORD ‘APC Violated Basic Principles of Good Governance’
Talents Beyond the Pulpit
An Economic Diversification Alternative
GOtv Boxing Night 15: Joe Boy Retains ABU Title As Oyekola Wins N1m
Student Wins Scholarship for Outstanding Behaviour as School Graduates 16
Research: Odugbemi Canvasses Collaborative Efforts on Medicinal Plants
WAEC: Proprietress Blames Students Poor Performance on Teachers’ Supervision
Aregbesola Bags Honorary Degree from Adegboyega Varsity
How to Develop Kwara

The Nation

Saraki, Ahmed return to PDP as APC issues query
Saraki’s defection: What next?
Notore Oil dreams big over Free Zone developer status
EFCC grills Ekweremadu
Benue Assembly complex shut
Buhari elected ECOWAS Chairman
AFCFTA: A poisoned chalice for the continent?
Businesses ‘spend N5tr’ yearly on generators
Niger Delta youths must stop breaking oil pipelines’
I won’t defect from APC, says House Deputy Speaker
Thanksgiving as The Nation clocks 12
Ex-envoys to Buhari: review Nigeria’s security, social structure
Derivation: ‘Fed Govt not fair to Akwa Ibom’
Adesina: peace inevitable in Nigeria
Court clears Bafarawa, three others of N13b fraud
KSU students decry ‘No Fees, No Exams’ policy
College students applaud Red Cheetah free Wi-Fi service
KK Shkupi banks on Nigeria’s Abdulkadir Zango ahead new season
Joshua: Forget Povetkin, I want ‘big gun’ Wilder
Nigeria crashes out of BWF World Championships
CAA 2018: Okowa performs flag hoisting
Rohr vows to help Ikeme
GOtv Boxing Night 15: Joe Boy retains title as Oyekola wins N1m
Ajomale: Defectors from APC are political jobbers
ANRP aspirant promises to restructure economy
Nigeria ripe for woman president, says PRP aspirant
Ini Edo, Wizkid, others for Peace Achievers Awards
Agency targets 7.5MW solar power annually
TVC’s Wake Up Nigeria marks one year
Fuel tanker explodes at Ecobank head office
Dad, mum, son held for ‘burglary, theft’
Husband ‘slaps wife to death’
Man impregnates daughter
$210m forex injection lifts naira
Fidelity Bank, WorldRemit partner on money transfers
Promasidor gets BoI’s N5.6b loan
Settlement banks to submit N15b clearing collateral with CBN

The Sun

Ekweremadu in EFCC’s custody
Saraki, Kwara gov quit APC, Tambuwal to follow
Wike commends Saraki, Ahmed for defecting to PDP
Junior Chambers Int’l, OUK Foundation march for peace
Ekwunife commends Buhari over N37bn refund to Anambra
Nigerian envoy to South Africa resigns, joins PDP
Drama continues in Benue
How to achieve peace in Nigeria, by Kalu
How beggars, trespassers beat security at National Assembly
‘Bale to replace Ronaldo’
Saraki, Kwara gov quit APC, Tambuwal to follow
• Senate President Saraki dumps APC, says cabal now in charge of govt • Wike commends Saraki, Ahmed for defecting to PDP
2019: We’re prepared to coast to victory – Amaechi
Coalition against Buhari is meant to save Nigeria – Fadairo
I did not follow Saraki to PDP, I’m a member of APC, Bolaji Abdullahi
VAIDS boost for FG as revenue rises by 42%
Tincan Island Port posts N163bn revenue half year
How to budget for child’s school lunches
Klopp: Coutinho’s irreplaceable
NFF finalises plans for Eaglets MRI tests
Church burning: Egypt sentences 4 Brotherhood members to life in prison
French party sacks security worker who joined Macron aide in demo
Trump says collusion not a crime as 1st Russia probe trial begins
Junior Chambers Int’l, OUK Foundation march for peace
Ekwunife commends Buhari over N37bn refund to Anambra
Nigerian envoy to South Africa resigns, joins PDP
Drama continues in Benue
APC zones deputy governorship to Osun West
Christian groups condemn PDP primary
Community leader urges voters to be peaceful during poll
EDITORIAL: Russia 2018 and stranded Nigerians
Nigeria Air: Let there be clarity
Jackboot democracy vs gunboat loyalty
Cash-and-carry democracy

Daily Trust

Oshiomhole swears Imo APC chair
PDP, Atiku welcome Saraki, Abdulfatah, Ibeto
Buhari is new ECOWAS chair
Here are 7 reasons Saraki dumped APC
Army/Shiite clash: Kaduna High Court frees 100 Shiites in detention
Kids in toxic stress
Emir Sanusi fires FG over delay in signing African free trade pact
Dankwambo redeploys 5 Permanent Secretaries
BREAKING: Kwara Governor, Ahmed follows Saraki dumps APC for PDP
Kwara governor, Ahmed, defects to PDP
Buhari elected as ECOWAS chair
Saraki finally rejoins PDP
He should resign – Senators Why we dumped APC – Kwara gov
EFCC chases Benue officials over N1.3bn salary scam
PHCN privatisation: Electricity investors declare loss after 5 years
371 killed in Zamfara since January 2018 – AI
Court stops inauguration of new Imo deputy gov
Kaduna APC: Hunkuyi’s political retirement imminent
Niger Delta group endorses Buhari’s second term bid
Picking final D’Tigress World Cup squad will be difficult – Ahmedu
Ebuehi out of Eagles, Seychelles clash
Nigeria to participate at 2018
Nigeria lost N995bn to oil theft in 2017 – Report
Air Peace opens Monrovia, Abuja-Accra routes, August 6
Kids in toxic stress
6 out of 10 Nigerians sees Ekiti election as “free and fair” – Survey
Govt urged to create enabling environment for people with disabilities
Optimism tainted with caution
The sympathy of the oppressed for the oppressor
Nine stitches
Editorial: AuGF’s 2016 report
Why Facebook CEO Zuckerberg lost $16b in less than 24 hours
Security agents get latest training on cybercrimes prevention, detection
Lagos announces Yaba ICT cluster project take-off
Dankwambo redeploys 5 Permanent Secretaries
‘We’ve right to belong to trade union’


After extensive consultations, I’ve decided to take my leave from APC
Senate President
2019: ADC newly found bride for most Nigerians —Former Reps member
Just in: Deputy senate president, Ekweremadu, in EFCC custody
I will never dump APC for PDP ― Kalu
Police arrest 47 year old ex-cultist for illegal gun possession
‘Revive, preserve Ife’s cultural heritage’
Human trafficking portraying Nigeria as lawless country ― FG
President Buhari SE support group: Onu/Okorocha in leadership war
2019: S/W politicians must explore unity, work across cultural lines ― Bode George
Policemen chase assembly staff out of complex
Handle Naira with care ― CBN
Kwara Assembly probes member over fraud allegations
Suspected ritualists abduct twins in Yenagoa
Facebook uncovers attempts to influence upcoming US elections
Car bomb kills at least 10 in Philippines
Labour minister warns AUPCTRE, SSASCGOC against crisis in SON
Fraud: NSITF overhauls procurement operation
N62.555bn fraud: Labour faults FG’S position on suspects
EDITORIAL: These perennial floods
Herdsmen killings: In whose interests?
Plight of rape victims


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