News Headlines Dec 28, 2018. Headlines From Nigeria’s Major Newspapers

News Headlines Dec 28, 2018. Headlines From Nigeria’s Major Newspapers

Compiled by Demola Adefajo

The Punch
Politicians pressurising us to sell unclaimed 914, 529 PVCs – INEC
Senator counters Osinbajo, says Buhari’ll hand over to South-East in 2023
Suspect narrates how ex-Defence chief Badeh was killed
PUNCH wins Editor of the Year award, four others at NMMA
Liverpool can be Invincibles, says Emery
Insecurity worsening, not getting desired attention – Saraki
Banditry in Nigeria: A brief history of a long war
INEC introduces app to check vote-buying, others
How police tortured 20-year-old to death in Ogun – Co-suspect, father
We’re closing in on Long Bridge’s robbers – Police
Senator counters Osinbajo, says Buhari’ll hand over to South-East in 2023
Minimum wage delay not acceptable, NECA tells Buhari
I sell cannabis to political thugs in Niger – Suspect
Show evidence of Buhari’s corrupt deals, Keyamo tells PDP
PUNCH wins Editor of the Year award, four others at NMMA
Man cuts off brother’s hand in Bayelsa
Policeman shoots dead air force officer in Calabar
Amosun begins campaign, describes APM as child of necessity
We’re closing in on Long Bridge’s robbers – Police
Boko Haram sacks two military bases in Baga
Wife seeks divorce as prophet confesses to illicit affairs…
Baale’s wife death: Lagos probes LASUTH following PUNCH report
Police destroy kidnappers’ den in Ondo, arrest two
Lawyer kicks as suspected rapist’s family seeks out-of-court settlement
Buhari is the best presidential candidate – Masari
Pro-Buhari group begins sensitisation of voters in Daura
Ezekwesili takes campaign to Anambra streets, promises economic revamp
Banking sector, others suffer as investment inflows drop by N1tn
BEDC restores power supply to Ondo, Ekiti communities
2019: FG targets Q1 for Afam Power, Yola Disco sale
NNPC’s $1.05bn withdrawal from NLNG backed by law – CFO
Illegal artisanal refining, major source of pollution –Stakeholders
Serena hails rule protecting tennis mothers
FC Robo’s Ajibade joins Norwegian club
Serie A chief threatens to suspend league after Inter fan’s death
Edo refs elect new executive
Inter Milan to play two home games behind closed doors after Koulibaly abuse
Ibidapo-Obe insists on increased education funding
World fails to protect children in conflict – UNICEF
Teachers need more resources, training – Proprietor
MSSN warns governorship candidates on hijab
Ondo set to close down illegal primary, secondary schools
Expert proffers solution to poor learning among pupils
Books can promote unity, national integration —Yusuf Ali
Ogidi community to dedicate cultural centre to Chinua Achebe
Improved security, upgraded infrastructure will boost Nigeria’s tourism —Minister
Pasuma, Oritsefemi, others celebrate with Trophy Lager
Obesere thrills Ikorodu residents at One Lagos Fiesta
Elroi Global Services parties with Lekki street children@Xmas
Know your glycated haemoglobin
‘FGM should be a thing of the past’
Stakeholders’ collaboration vital to curbing drug abuse —Ogun
Strong link found between back pain and mortality
Dirty, mutilated naira notes raise health concerns, others
How fruits ripened with carbide kill Nigerians
Editorial: Creating jobs needs a strategy
Banditry in Nigeria: A brief history of a long war
The useless rat race
Defence sector spending: Have we come full circle?
Now that lawyers disparage our institutions

The Nation
VON DG: only Igbo can deny themselves presidency in 2023
Education, infrastructure top Osun’s N152.7b Budget
Diamond Bank appoints chair
2019: Buhari, Atiku camps clash in battle of integrity
The Nation is Newspaper of The Year
EFCC secures 312 convictions in 2018
All set for APC presidential campaign kick-off in Uyo
Police arrest four over Lagos pipeline explosion
Suspected cultist arraigned for allegedly robbing, raping passers-by
2019: Buhari, Atiku camps clash in battle of integrity
EFCC secures 312 convictions in 2018
Buhari deserves second term, says Asafa
Much ado about Osinbajo’s pitch
50,000 Sokoto PDP members desert Tambuwal for APC
2019: ADP denies endorsing Edo APC candidates
ADP presidential candidate, recognized internationally
2019: INEC unveils special app to address electoral malpractice
Sport
Lasisi defeats Yohana to claim WBC International Silver title
Modric beats Djokovic to win Balkan athlete of year
Cabal: PDP can’t make family issue for 2019 campaign, says Presidency
We are accountable to people — NFF
Federer ‘not enjoying tennis a lot’
Online Marketplaces gain momentum globally
Man, 21, in court for stealing beer, juice
Alleged rape: Father arraigned for failing to produce son
43-year-old ‘injures’ housewife for son’s ‘refusal’to greet him
Two charged with school bus theft
Police arraign guard for allegedly stealing in church
Editorial: The hecklers of the parliament

Daily Trust
Why we killed ex-defence chief, Alex Badeh – Suspect
Staff desert N/Assembly despite work resumption
NAHCON urges S/Arabia to employ Nigerians for pilgrims’ services
Presidency slams Atiku over budget criticisms
Yari returns to Zamfara, seeks state of emergency
2019: Cracks in presidential candidates’ alliance over Buhari’s adoption
Abule Egba pipeline fire: Police arrest four suspects, declare prime suspect wanted
VON DG to Ohaneze: Organise, don’t agonise over 2023 Igbo presidency
2019 budget: Fashola’s ministry to spend N408bn on capital projects
Buhari appoints Akpabio coordinator presidential support committee
Borno APC warns against unapproved Buhari campaign
Nigeria needs Buhari more than ever in 2019 – Masari
2018 annual Jos Polo tourney gallops off today
Rafinha hints at Bayern Munich exit
Man Utd, City, Crystal Palace battle Arsenal for Nigeria’s Omidiji
Experts hinge 2019 stock market performance on external, internal factors
AMCON seizes Egbema, Omoku power projects from Rockson over delay
We have 25m litres of petrol reserved to avoid scarcity- DPR
APC impoverishes masses – PDP youth leader
Abuja town planning institute gets new chairman
NGO donates sewing machines, foodstuff to IDPs in FCT
Digital television, corruption and anti-graft agencies
Buhari: Heckling is part of the democratic process
Game of the three wise men
Kano flyovers between needs and wants
The futility of greed
The Universal Declaration of Human Rights at 70
DR CONGO: Election: Tear gas fired at protesters
MADAGASCAR: Ex-leader Rajoelina wins presidential run-off vote
CHINA: Ex-intelligence chief jailed for life
Benue: Gunmen kill 1 as police arrest 4 suspects
Ekiti school roofing sheets suspected thief arraigned
Man, 27, docked over alleged theft of N40,000 cell phone
Editorial: No forex for fertilizer imports
How antibiotics in livestock farming places all at risk
Global supplier dispels fear over AI vaccine
Katsina farmers flood markets with produce
UNILAG trains 50 girls on coding, android dev’t skills
Teachers divided over extension of retirement age
On the ‘birth’ of 2019
Osinbajo, Amosun, others preach peace
Muslims tasked on national development

ThisDay
Zamfara Killings: Yari Backs Call for Emergency Rule
Miyetti Allah Endorses Buhari for President
Prove Alleged Shares Acquisition by Buhari’s Relatives, Presidency Challenges PDP
Zhang Weiwei: The Hausa Broadcaster from China
RCCG Lagos Province 44 Reiterates Commitment to Youth Development
AEN Launches Official Website
Excitement as Adron Homes Holds Lemon Party
Aiteo Champions Golibe Mega Yuletide Festival in Onitsha
Three Crowns Mom of the Year Winners Jet off to Dubai
At Xmas, Foundation Gives Succor to the Poor
Everything He Touches Turns to Gold
Queen Moremi Revives the Spirit of Patriotism
African China, Marvelous Benji, to Perform at Sheikh Live in Concert
Burna Boy, Wande Coal, to Headline Boxing Jams Music
Pasuma, OritseFemi, Teni Thrill at Trophy Lager 40th Anniversary
A Whole New World of Art
Snapshots from the Hippodrome
NDDC Rolls out Emergency Security Centres in Niger Delta
APC Flags off Presidential Campaign Rally in Uyo Friday
• Buhari appoints Akpabio coordinator support committee Omololu
Obi: We Need a New Nigeria
PDP’s Rugged Game Changer
The Men Destined to Start Nigeria’s Rebirth
PDP and the Other Side of the Gombe Stadium
Absurd Jibes of Akwa Ibom’s ‘Private Jet’ Governor
Union Bank Partners Connect Nigeria to Reward 100 Nigerian SMEs
CBN Injects Fresh $210m in Forex Market
Forte Oil Share Price Hits New High on Sustained High Demand
Operators Fear more Flights May Be Disrupted by Harmattan Haze
Experts Advocate Joint Ventures as Alternative for Ship Financing
Ooni Hails Air Peace
Ndidi Targets 70th EPL Appearance for Leicester City
Hope for Grassroots Soccer as Joe Udofia Unity Cup Ends
2018 is Russia’s Year to Remember
Boxing Meets Music as GOtv Boxing Night 17 Holds Friday
Excitement as Adron Homes Holds Lemon Party
Aiteo Champions Golibe Mega Yuletide Festival in Onitsha
Three Crowns Mom of the Year Winners Jet off to Dubai
At Xmas, Foundation Gives Succor to the Poor
EDITORIAL: THE GROWING MENACE OF CULTISM

The Guardian
Ominous silence of herdsmen
Adamawa APC dumps Bindow
Akpabio accused of sabotage
PDP asks Buhari to clarify role in alleged family fraud
Nigeria grows teledensity by 19.1% in one year
‘Nigeria is the only producer of high-voltage cables in West Africa’
Infrastructure, education top Oyetola’s N152.7b budget in Osun State
Group advocates diverse learning patterns for children
Amosun kick-starts senatorial campaign, says frustration forced loyalists to APM
Police threatening our members’ lives in Kano, Shiites allege
Fayemi declares emergency in Ekiti State water sector
NECA urges Buhari to act fast on new wage, avert strike
NFF must account for N1.6b world cup fund, Dalung insists
Liverpool boss focus on EPL title chase till February
EPL title race, women’s world cup, among events to shape 2019
‘Cristiano is Cristiano when it matters’
Jos polo tournament gallops-off today
Ajoke Ojomu eyes Africa, Commonwealth crowns
‘Disregard for rule of law aggravating Nigeria’s security challenges, others’
Ogboru slams Okowa over oil-producing communities
‘Allowing APC to use stadium in Akwa Ibom sign of mature leadership’
AA cautions Uche Nwosu against supporting Buhari’s reelection
‘Rare’ Live Concert: Odunsi The Engine brings Alte into the light
Why Teni Makanaki is Nigeria’s Most Significant Musician of 2018
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Editorial: Curious murder of Alex Badeh
Why air passengers need not panic during cabin pressure loss
2018, year of plenty promises, fewer accomplishments in aviation sector
Smile extends free voice call to all networks in season’s campaign
Data Centre Dynamics picks Rack Centre’s manager as data centre manager of the year
Boko Haram: Need to deploy drone
Remembering S.B. Awoniyi, Sardauna Karami
The t’s not crossed, the i’s not dotted
Does Africa need a religious reformation?
Scientists record major breakthrough in pig-to-human heart transplants
Editing baby’s gene could affect range of traits
How Tanzania beat Nigeria, other African countries to reach milestone in regulation of medicines, by WHO
Children who spend seven hours on smartphones may have lower IQs, declining memory, cognitive function

Leadership

Gov Yari Backs Call For State Of Emergency In Zamfara
Presidency Chides Atiku Over Budget Criticism
New Gas Fields From Ghana Threatens Nigeria’ Exports
2019: Miyetti Allah Endorses PMB As Sole Candidate
2019 Elections: INEC Begins Training Of States Electoral Officers
APC Presidential Campaign Kicks Off In Akwa Ibom
2019: A Profile Of The X-Factors
Naeto C Celebrates 10 Years Of Musical Career
Mo Abudu Made Emmy Awards Director Of Academy Of TV, Arts And Science
Group Gives Humanitarian Assistance To Less Privileged In Abuja
Nigerians And Their Banks
CAN Condemns el-Rufai’s Threat To Arrest Pastor Enenche
Osinbajo To Unveil Igbo Museum
State Of Osun: NBA Chairman Drags Oyetola, Deputy To Court
Robot Technology: Invention And Advances
TETFund Scribe Donates To Kano Market Fire Victims
CAN Condemns el-Rufai’s Threat To Arrest Pastor Enenche
Equities Market Sheds 0.86% After Christmas
191 Firms Get N147.8bn CBN Agric Funding Scheme
2019: Air Peace To Fly Dubai, London, Other Routes
Nigeria Needs N103trn To Implement SDGs From 2019 To 2022 – UN
PDP Lawmakers Planned To Disrupt 2019 Budget Presentation – Ahmad
How Political Parties Kept INEC On Its Toes In 2018
APC Presidential Campaign Kicks Off In Akwa Ibom Today
APM, Child Of Necessity Formed Out Of Frustration – Amosun
Naeto C Celebrates 10 Years Of Musical Career
Mo Abudu Made Emmy Awards Director Of Academy Of TV, Arts And Science
Group Gives Humanitarian Assistance To Less Privileged In Abuja
EDITORIAL: CBN And Funding Policy For Start-ups
President George Walker Bush And The Epitome Of Public Service
More On THE Makkan Conference (2)
Nigerians And Their Banks
Panic As Gunmen Shoot Man Dead In Ekiti
Police Postpone Parade Of Suspected Killers Of Ex-CDS, Badeh
Collapsed Building: Judicial Panel Quizzes 3 Rivers Commissioners
2019: Miyetti Allah Endorses PMB’s Re-election Bid
PMB Mourns Death Of His Teacher, Sanda Kaita
EFCC Secures 312 Convictions In 2018
PDP Not An Option In 2019 – Oshiomhole
Rid Kwara Of Criminals, Minister Tasks Police
Jakande Backs PMB On War Against Corruption

Tribune
Tribune Confirms Class, Wins Platinum Achievement Award, Two Others At NMMA
Oshiomhole meets Osinbajo in Aso Rock; says ‘PDP not an…
Sponsors of Zamfara killings will be exposed — Bishop Fomson predicts
Alao-Akala betrayed agreement with Ajimobi on 2019 ambition — Oyo APC…
Budget criticism: Presidency hits back at Atiku
Alao Akala reached no agreement with Ajimobi on Senatorial…
South-South APC rally significant ― Oshiomhole
50,000 PDP members defect to APC in Sokoto
Oshiomhole meets Osinbajo in Aso Rock; says ‘PDP not…
Gov Yari supports call for emergency declaration in Zamfara,…
Christian group launches empowerment scheme for 800 youths…
Pro-democracy group berates PDP, others for politicising…
Police Nab Three Suspects For Murder Of Corps Member In Nasarawa
NDLEA impounds 506kg of cannabis in Edo
Christmas : Bayelsa Police nab 2-man gang ambushing bank customers
NEMA confirms death of man found by roadside in Ogun
Afreximbank Signs $30m Facility With African Guarantee Fund To Support African…
CBN shores up naira with $310m
DMO refunds N900bn local debts in 2018 ― Oniha
SEC moves to tackle identity theft in capital market
Adewole, Alonge, Others Celebrate UI’s First College Of Medicine Provost At 80
Cerebrospinal meningitis now in 10 states —NCDC
Ekiti Teaching hospital advocates social health insurance for poor…
Sudan Journalists Go On Strike In Support Of Protests
24 patients flee Ebola centre in DRC
Ghanian soldier sues Britain Army for ‘failing to protect him…
Protest in DRC over exclusion of cities in Sunday’s presidential…
Who Wins Enugu 2019 Governorship Election?
Why Buhari, Atiku, S/West govs must speak out on herdsmen’s crisis…
ADC will shock all in 2019 elections —Isiaka, guber candidate
PDP: Sourcing confidence for 2019 through zonal rallies
#IvoryRunway2018 Fashion Show Holds In Ibadan
Top 25 films of 2018
Lamentations Of The Internally Displaced: ‘So Sad We Will Be Celebrating Christmas…
Establishment Of Government Monitoring Commission
Curbing The Excess Use Of Earphone Among Youths
Abuja: Three Years Without Bombs And Still Counting

New Telegraph

Gunmen kill five in Plateau village
Miyetti Allah: We’ll mobilise 20m votes for Buhari in 2019
PDP, President’s campaign team battle over Etisalat, bank’s share acquisition
Night of honour: New Telegraph Sweeps 12 NMMA awards
Five arrested for ex-CDS Badeh’s murder –Police
Sweet, sunny, sour side of 2018
Kaduna guber: Muslim/Muslim ticket as el-Rufai’s joker
Amosun parleys monarchs, flags off senatorial campaign
Atiku ignorant on economy, energy – Presidency
2019: Presidential candidates accuse party chairmen of trade-off
2018 hallmarked by minimum wage crisis
2019: Presidential candidates accuse party chairmen of trade-off
2018: Abductions untamed, insurgents unchained
2018: EFCC secures conviction of two ex-govs, 310 others
Abule-Egba inferno: Police arrest four, declare prime suspect wanted
Plateau: Gunmen kill five birthday party guests
Vigilantes arrest vandal of power installations
Oyetola presents N152.7bn 2019 budget
Corrupt people shouldn’t return to power – Adefuye
APC’s only strategy is to rig the 2019 elections – Odanye
2018 hallmarked by minimum wage crisis
Controversies, floods taint Nigeria’s agriculture
Housing: Ogun targets N10bn from sales
Pension remittance: Defaulting employers fined N129m
Onigbinde to Eagles: Go for AFCON trophy
Agent: EPL clubs scrambling for Chukwueze
Ndidi savours big win against Man City
Government can’t maintain Abuja Stadium –Dalung
EDITORIAL: Offa robbery: Beyond death of kingpin in custody
A tough year for women, girl-child
A cold blooded confession
Mark tasks political office seekers on peaceful election
Jonathan, Atiku, Saraki to attend Kaduna PDP guber campaign flag off
UNICEF: Children suffered extreme violence in 2018
Killings: Saraki demands overhaul of security architecture
Yari supports state of emergency in Zamfara

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