News Headlines Dec 19, 2018. Headlines From Nigeria’s Major Newspapers

News Headlines Dec 19, 2018. Headlines From Nigeria’s Major Newspapers

Compiled by Demola Adefajo

The Punch
Ex-Chief of Defence Staff, Alex Badeh, murdered
APC dissolves state, LG, ward excos in Ogun, Imo
New York Times obtains video showing Nigerian soldiers killing Shiites
PDP gov: Kashamu, Adebutu disagree as Appeal Court sets aside FHC’s order
Mob lynches driver, burns vehicle over disagreement with passengers
Meat van operators accused of defrauding firms of N46.4m
Killings by herdsmen will continue if Buhari is re-elected –Atiku
Pogba deletes cryptic post after Mourinho’s exit
New York Times obtains video showing Nigerian soldiers killing Shiites
PDP gov: Kashamu, Adebutu disagree as Appeal Court sets aside FHC’s order
EFCC begins operation cyber storm to tackle Yahoo boys
Obiano’s aide leads Buhari’s re-election campaign in South-East
Benefits of fixed deposit investment
NDE trains artisans
100 candidates sit for CFA exams in Abuja
IoD reiterates commitment to corporate governance
Solskjaer in running for United’s caretaker role
Army pulls five generals out of service
Mob lynches driver, burns vehicle over disagreement with passengers
Meat van operators accused of defrauding firms of N46.4m
Alleged murder: Police move detained activist to Kano
Rivers court remands two robbery suspects in prison
Court remands two suspects over village head’s death
EFCC arrests suspected Abuja Internet fraudsters
170 injured soldiers, accident victims get artificial limbs
Command parades ritualists, fraudsters, others
Ondo oil palm firm workers protest unpaid nine months’ salaries
Obiano’s aide leads Buhari’s re-election campaign in South-East
I’m more comfortable working with Sanwo-Olu –Hamzat
Let my people go, Agbaje replies Tinubu
Adamawa governorship candidates sign peace pact Thursday
Benefits of fixed deposit investment
ICSAN proposes development plan to diversify economy
StanbicIBTC, TMTR committed to training
Construction cost of Lagos-Ibadan Expressway section rises to N134bn
Apapa gridlock: NPA increases cargo rent, demurrage-free days
Ezekwesili seeks urgent human capital development
Man discovers that four-year-old son was fathered by wife’s lecturer
Pogba deletes cryptic post after Mourinho’s exit
Solskjaer in running for United’s caretaker role
Chelsea legend feels sorry for Moses
Mourinho’s sacking divides Man United fans in Nigeria
16 events for African golf tour
Falcons play Belgium in Cyprus Cup
Robbery: Burna Boy, others absent from court
Simi, Ahmed Musa, others win at 2018 The Future Awards (Full list)
Aquaman debuts in Nigerian cinemas
Philippines’ Catriona Gray crowned 2018 Miss Universe
Latest Spider-Man spin-off earns $35.4m in ticket sales
‘Africa’s lab scientists ready to prevent outbreak of diseases’
FG advocates regional collaboration to combat deadly diseases
IBM, Hello Tractor pilot digital wallet for agriculture
M-scan beats Nigerian start-ups to win $25,000 funds
Criminalise destruction of telecoms infrastructure, operators tell govt
Editorial: Coping with tumbling oil prices
A call for parliamentary system
ASUU strike and the fear for Nigeria’s future
US committed to violence-free elections in Nigeria –Envoy
Assessing Nigeria’s human rights situation

The Nation

Breaking: Panic at Abule Egba as vandals cause explosion
History as Lagos-Ibadan standard gauge rail line is test run
Gunmen kill ex-Chief of Defence Staff Alex Badeh
Fed Govt retains $60 benchmark as oil dips to $58
N488b states cash stuck as lawmakers inflate claims
NBA chief Usoro docked for alleged N1.4b fraud
Ambode launches health insurance scheme
Three Islamic clerics, two others nabbed with human parts
Oshiomhole: why governors must pay living wage
APC youths back Buhari
‘Man steals’ N1m goods
‘Goods must bear vital information’
Two charged with kidnapping siblings
SGF in last-minute meeting with APC Reps Caucus
Why Southwest should support Buhari, by Afenifere
Man Utd shares rise after Mourinho’s departure
BREAKING: Man United Sack Jose Mourinho
Nigerian team wins badminton tourney in Ghana
Arsenal’ll recover quickly after Southampton loss – Iwobi
Okpekpe race organiser hails Dalung on NSF
Georgia Oboh in race for top 25
Joshua gives Wilder flat fee to fight on April 13
APC youths back Buhari
Okowa, Ogboru: Who wins Delta governorship poll?
Nigerians’ remittances from UK highest, says World Bank
Trade deals in intra-African fair hit $32.6b
Dufil shines at ADVAN Awards
Minister: only 35% of infrastructure developed in Abuja
Ndigbo celebrate new yam in Abuja
Clamping down on drug abuse

ThisDay

12m Farmers Mobilise for Buhari’s Second Term, Contribute N100 Each
• Say agric revolution must continue •President rejects N488.7bn debts refund to states
Defend Your Votes, Atiku, Secondus Charge North-east
Oil Price Slumps to $59, Threatens 2019 Budget Implementation
FG Committed to Railway Concessioning, Says NRC MD
Anxiety in Senate as PDP Alleges Fresh Plot to Remove Saraki
Post-Merger Access Bank Eyes $200m Additional Capital
• With N6.108tn in asset size, Access Bank becomes Nigeria’s largest bank Oil Price Slumps to $59, Threatens 2019 Budget Implementation
Killings by Herdsmen Will Continue If APC Wins 2019 Elections, Says Atiku
For Saraki, Number 13 = 56
Otieno: Nigeria Will Benefit Significantly from African Trade Insurance Agency
Why Insurance Sector Recapitalisation Failed
Otakikpo’s $12m Rivers LPG Plant Takes Off in 2019
Group Funds Education for Indigent Members
Ogbeh: Farmers to Hold 40% of Bank of Agriculture
Buhari Declines Assent to NBC Amendment Bill
Solskjaer Considered for Caretaker Role after Mourinho’s Sack
*Pochettino not interested in Manchester United job
PT Condemns Clandestine Moves to Impose Two-Party System on Nigerians
CLEEN Foundation Trains Police Officers on Election Security Management
For Ogun SDP Governorship Aspirant, Free Education Takes Precedence
APC National Assembly Caucus in Closed-door Meeting
Vote Buhari, APC In 2019, Niger Governor Urges
ANRP Guber Camdidate Unveils Five-Point Pillars for Kwarans
Otieno: Nigeria Will Benefit Significantly from African Trade Insurance Agency
Why Insurance Sector Recapitalisation Failed
Otakikpo’s $12m Rivers LPG Plant Takes Off in 2019
Group Funds Education for Indigent Members
Ogbeh: Farmers to Hold 40% of Bank of Agriculture
Solskjaer Considered for Caretaker Role after Mourinho’s Sack
*Pochettino not interested in Manchester United job
WAGT Upgrades into African Tour as Tour Championship Tees off
Barewa Beats Cowrie to Retain President’s Cup
Messi Presented with Record Fifth European Golden Shoe Award
NBA: Curry Becomes Fifth Warrior to Join the 15,000 Club with 20-point Haul
EDITORIAL: THE DANGER OF LEAD POISONING

The Sun
N487.8bn refund to states: Buhari accuses NASS of padding
2019 budget: N’Assembly awaits Buhari
Agbaje replies Tinubu: You must let my people go
FG treating Igbo like slaves – Nwodo
Ex-CDS Alex Badeh killed by suspected gunmen
2019 polls: INEC raises fears over security
The Sun award’ll spur me to do more – Gov Dickson
N487.8bn refund to states: Buhari accuses NASS of padding
APGA crisis: Party must respect constitution – Ukaegbu
2019: Voting PDP is returning to Egypt -Oshiomhole
Duke vs Gana: SDP chairmen’s forum faults High Court ruling
Afenifere leaders should stay off politics – Ehindero
Make 2019 election credible, cleric tells politicians
MDAs under-perform after N40tr investments – FG
NNPC Retail targets 30% market share
SON certifies products of 6 companies in Kaduna State
Ecobank, businessman battle over forgery claims
Customs generates N1.1trn revenue, seizes N40bn contraband
Roma considers Wenger
Villarreal coach heaps praises on Chukwueze
Man U, PSG scout Osimhen
Onazi committed to playing for Nigeria
Iwobi slams sloppy Gunners
Manchester United sack manager Jose Mourinho
Bellerin out for few weeks
Signal from booster stations
Martha: The unsung marketer-in-chief of the Udom-Moses brand
Cry, the beloved South-East
Nigerian politicians and the latest craze in town
When authors immortalised late colleague
Nigeria: Time to re-strategise
The VP debate and a system that works
From grass to grace: Story of housewife who won N25m lottery home with N15,000
How Abuja stood still for Wells Carlton Customs tutors Nigerians on how to spot phoney online car auction
When authors immortalised late colleague
Showers of love at Ozubulu rehabilitation centre
Enugu poly partners PCRC on security Day Imo people in Lagos feted Ararume Wigwe, Chukwudozie’s day of glory at UNN
Boki community confers highest chieftaincy on UNICAL VC
Group expresses concern over corruption in schools
NOUN new status’ll improve quality service delivery –Okebukola
Book launch: Onose Callima-Inino out with The Third Day
Dilapidated, dingy Imo courts
Berger junction: Dreaded yet unavoidable
Diwali: How Indians, others celebrated festival of lights with fanfare
Enugu poly partners PCRC on security

Daily Trust
Man Utd sack Mourinho after catalogue of failings
On the horns of dilemma
Messi claims record 5th Golden Shoe
Isco is Madrid’s most talented player – Marcelo
Emery urges Arsenal to show passion against Spurs
Ex-Defence Chief, Badeh killed in ambush
Nigeria to host D-8 health, social protection programme
FG bans us from travelling on newspaper pages — Ekweremadu, Bafarawa
SGF honours 16 retirees
Ekiti Assembly suspends 16 council chairmen, 177 councilors
Alleged malpractice: Police re-arraign Senator Adeleke
NNPC to build more retail outlets in Abuja, other states – GMD
SDP state chairmen align with Duke, want Gana’s candidature upturned
INEC to train over 800,000 personnel for 2019 polls
I’ll prioritise LG autonomy as Ogun gov ­‑ Bankole
How states can be viable – Emefiele
Shareholders protest acquisition of Diamond Bank
CBN, NNPC, others to be captured in national budget soon – DG Budget
Kogi communities appeal to gov’t, security agencies over herdsmen attacks
Christmas: Maiduguri Bishop to offer kola nut gifts to Shehu, Borno governor, others
Yuletide: Be vigilant, police tell FCT residents
Questions for the banking regulators
The Electoral Act
Cher M’sieur Macron
Why Niger must consolidate its many gains
How to ease Africa’s electoral process with ICT – Obasanjo, Jega
Minister to quit politics over sex scandal
Man nabbed with 25kg of hemp in Katsina
Four clerics arrested with human parts in Ogun
Police arrest 2 female kidnappers, 12 others
Editorial: Now that prisoners can vote
Al-Makura orders payment of December salary to LG workers before Christmas
National Assembly in plenary to defy worker strike
16 councils absent as Katsina flags off Agric show
Katsina holds Agricultural exhibition to showcase state potentials
EU, Oxfam, DEC partner Taraba State on food security, rural development
FG urges ASUU to call-off nationwide strike
Lafia varsity begins 3-day SSANU strike over welfare issues
ABU joins SSANU’s strik
Alleged N1.4bn fraud: NBA President docked, granted N250m bail
Bauchi new law to smooth criminal justice

The Guardian

Doubts over execution as Buhari presents 2019 budget
ALTON puts Fibre-to-Home connections at 2% in Nigeria
Former Nigeria’s defence chief Alex Badeh shot dead
Lagos earmarks one per cent of budget for health insurance
33 mins ago Nigeria
NNPC moves to acquire 30% market share in petrol retailing
Malnutrition a threat to education in northeast, says nutrition expert
FG promises free train ride from Lagos to Ogun
FG opens Lagos-Ibadan expressway ahead of Yuletide
Lassa fever kills two in Kaduna, Ondo
Man City survive shoot-out to reach League Cup semis
Rise and fall of ‘The Special One’ at Old Trafford
Golfers invade IBB Golf and Country Club for West Africa Tour finale
Rivers Governor’s badminton championship serves off today
Nwosu calls on ex-players to develop Nigeria football
Balance of political forces makes rigging Imo guber impossible, says Ararume
PDP alleges fresh plot to remove Saraki
‘Buhari better than other presidential candidates’
‘APGA not supporting Buhari’s re-election’
PARADIGM INITIATIVE
Important role of the court in unraveling Nigeria’s surveillance regime
Editorial: EFCC appointments and federal character
NASCON: Supporting Nigeria’s food security agenda with new products
35m subscribers may be disconnected over N180 billion debt owed by operators
Getting operators to meet minimum standards challenging, says SON
‘Nigeria, others need $250 billion investment to resolve power deficit’
The Atiku dream to make Nigeria work – Part 3
Uncommon values in Buhari’s change era
On the horns of dilemma
Of national unity, culture and marriage
‘Facebook seeks to help Nigerian start-ups become big businesses’
How Slot Systems survived last 20 years of operations’
Important role of the court in unraveling Nigeria’s surveillance regime
NCC targets improved customer service operations
Hearing loss associated with early mortality
How to save newborns from complications, death
Surging levels of carbon dioxide are making people tired, stupid, scientists claim

Vanguard

Reject Proposed 80 New Tertiary Institutions And Revitalise Existing Ones (3)
Land Dispute: Youths Desert Anambra Community, Houses Destroyed
Why SDG Projects Failed In Oil Communities Of South-East, South-South
Octogenarian, 3 Clerics, Another, Arrested With Human Heart, Flesh
Monarchs Join Forces Against Osu Caste System In Igbo Land
Sustainable Peace Can Only Be Built On A Tripod
Mrs Obaseki Tasks Women On Unity, Support For Govt Programmes
Atiku, Obi Visit Aba Today
I’m Not On Any Travel Ban List, Says Ekweremadu
The Ultimatum Over Apapa Gridlock
‘PT’ll Resist Attempts To Turn Nigeria Into Two-Party State’
Igbo Day Of Glory Imminent —Ohanaeze
Ajeromi-Ifelodun PDP Chairman Urges Members To Shun Bribery
We’ll Replicate Osun, Ekiti In 2019 — IGP
AFCON 2019: Rohr Submits New Programme Of Action To NFF
Sanwo-Olu Support Group Takes Sanitation Awareness To Eputu
Afriland Properties Plc CEO, Oshogwe Wins African Prize For Leadership Excellence Award
FG facing serious financial challenges – Akabueze, Budget boss
Banks to jerk up lending rate for corporates in Q1’19
Breaking: Ex Air Chief Marshal Alex Badeh, aides killed in Abuja
PDP alleges fresh plot to remove Saraki
Yuletide: FG opens Lagos-Ibadan Expressway, Sagamu road to traffic
2019: Appeal court sets aside lower court judgment on Kashamu
2019: Buhari, a poor student of history- Atiku
Alleged exam malpractices: Police re-arraigns Adeleke, 4 others
Boy mistakenly kills sister while parents party in U.S.
Breaking: Manchester United sack Jose Mourinho
Report on 3,600 killed in herdsmen/farmers’ clashes: Buhari, Army join forces against Amnesty Int’l
Man lives with corpse for 72 hrs to conceal crime in Rivers
Tinubu commends Ambode for act of sportsmanship
VP debate: Obi insists on statistical data, provides sources
Your incompetence responsible for your failures, Jonathan tells Buhari
Ikhena asks non-indigenes to vote Okowa
Delta govt replies critics, says Ijaw communities not neglected
Rivers 2019: Kalabari monarchs, stakeholders endorse Tonye Cole
S-South PDP leaders resolve to constitute Presidential Campaign Council
Anti-party: APC hammer to fall on Okorocha, Okafor, others —Uzodinma
AFCON 2019: Rohr submits new programme of action to NFF
2019 FIFA WWC: Super Falcons start build up with Cyprus Women Cup
Emery urges Iwobi, others to show more Gunners passion
Liverpool’s Klopp insists Man City are Premier League favourites
‘Nobody can take away all the things Mourinho has won’
His brother’s girl gets on my nerves
Hubby has turned into a fat slob
My ex and I are still intimate
Buhari congratulates Eddie Ugbomah at 78
How I was once involved in public fight with bus conductor – Omotola
COSON December 18 EGN is illegal, says board of directors
When people judge you by your mistakes, correcting it is a waste – Simi
Grammys considering my album a big deal – Adekunle Gold
Court delays boost corruption – ICAN
Alleged N1.4bn fraud: NBA President, Usoro arraigned, gets N250m bail
Ooni of Ife, Olu of Warri, set for LBM awards
Why SDG projects failed in oil communities of South-East, South-South
Why Hitachi, Allied Computers created solutions for GDPR compliance
Stakeholders in Bayelsa call for efforts to end drug abuse
Import license regime, cause of shipping cost differential — Nwokeoji

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