News Headlines Mar 5, 2019. Headlines From Nigeria’s Major Newspapers

News Headlines Mar 5, 2019. Headlines From Nigeria’s Major Newspapers

Compiled by Demola Adefajo

The Punch
PDP to petition UN, others over military role, killings during Feb 23 polls
Policeman on raid allegedly kills Lagos tiler, shoots wife
EFCC quizzes Atiku’s son-in-law for allegedly laundering €150m
APC, PDP clash over alleged plans to remove Sultan
FG spent N2.95tn on petrol imports in 2018 –NBS
Why North dominates elections —Edo speaker
Minimum wage: Senate shops for new chairman as Adeyeye quits
Buhari’s tough decisions will be in Nigeria’s best interests —SGF
NNPC loses N228.1bn revenue as refineries remain dormant
Woman gives birth to triplets after losing two children to kidnappers
Court sacks Kano PDP gov candidate, orders fresh primary
Senator-elect stripped naked for allegedly attempting to sleep with politician’s wife
Chef arrested for allegedly killing lawyer in Lagos hotel
Policeman on raid allegedly kills Lagos tiler, shoots wife
EFCC quizzes Atiku’s son-in-law for allegedly laundering €150m
Court acquits teacher accused of stealing $110,267 by Donald Duke’s wife
Kidnappers of Kalu’s mother demand N50m ransom
Gridlock as fire guts Ogun mass transit bus on Otedola Bridge
Police arrest 323 for electoral offences, lose two cops
‘I won’t discriminate against Igbo’
Kwara APC gov candidate alleges victimisation of workers
Ogun gov poll: Isiaka, Akinlade divide Yewa-Awori
No amount of pressure will stop Atiku from going to court —CUPP
Buhari’s visit to Delta, a ploy to rig gov poll —PDP
Court’s verdict on alleged forgery is Adamawa people’s victory —Gov
FG spent N2.95tn on petrol imports in 2018 –NBS
NNPC loses N228.1bn revenue as refineries remain dormant
Currency in circulation drops by N189.33bn in one month
Sterling Bank joins UN Global Compact
Access, Diamond to support women entrepreneurs
AfDB extends empowerment initiative to Nigeria
Polls: JAMB fixes mock exams for March 23
We’ll soon be one of top five varsities – Anchor
Students unionism banned in Ondo Federal poly – Rector
ASUU not going on strike soon, says Ogunyemi
Tech-U graduates 100 trainees in system security
Gaise Baba plans to inspire young Nigerians through music
New films, 1929, Knockout to hit cinemas in April
Management of atopy
Glo lends support to Africa CEO Forum
Konga Travel debuts, pledges to grow tourism industry
Ericsson, Etisalat UAE partner on 5G network expansion
‘Blockchain useful for election results verification’
Editorial: Maximising the contributory pension scheme
Agenda for President Buhari
Whatever happened to Saraki’s sand castle?
Corruption should be ‘Haram’
Lessons from the 2019 presidential poll

The Nation
15 PDP councillors defect to APC in Kwara
Adamawa: 10 guber candidates declare support for PDP
Adelabu vows to sustain school feeding, pay teachers’ higher wages
Southwest youths, traders endorse Adelabu, Sanwo-Olu, Abiodun
Dickson accuses military of terrorism
Buhari, governors, others step up campaign
PDP to petition UN over role of military in elections
‘Buhari will support Igbo presidency in 2023’
Osinbajo to meet Aba traders today
Defections, court battles as parties intensify campaigns
Buhari, governors, others step up campaign
EFCC probes Atiku’s son-in-law over €150m
N3.97billion fraud: Court convicts Badeh’s firm
My intervention in Oyo APC was for genuine reconciliation, by Tinubu
APC will complete the takeover of Delta on Saturday, says Buhari
‘Sanwo-Olu will not disappoint Lagosians’
Lessons of presidential, National Assembly polls
My adoption by Oyo coalition parties will give him victory – Makinde
PDP’s allegation, product of hallucination — Oyo APC
APC will win Kwara gov with higher margin – Lai Mohammed
Cyprus Cup: Super Falcons suffer another defeat
Dabiri-Erewa congratulates UFC fighter, Usman
Mind your Language: Rape charity group warns Anthony Joshua
Rohr calls up 23 players for Seychelles, Egypt
Rohr 23: No Seychelles challenge for Mikel, Iheanacho
‘Emefiele still in office’
‘How we facilitate six-hour cargo clearing’
NIMC begins Diaspora enrolment in South Africa
Owners, NIMASA clash over burnt ship
NBCC holds meeting on Brexit
Court refers ANLCA dispute to arbitration
44 passengers unhurt as bus catches fire
Two remanded for alleged robbery
Girl, 3, dies after falling into hot water
EFCC accuses firm chief of N165m theft
Alleged N25m fraud: former NBA chair arrested
JAMB reschedules mock examination for March 23rd
Unilorin to build four lecture theatres, toilets
Unilorin arrests three suspected miscreants
Lagos: A strong case for Sanwo-Olu
Editorial: Financing agriculture
Winning the peace
Sanwo-Olu: Portrait of a winner

IG: Police Arrested 323 Electoral Offenders during Presidential Election
Finally, NERC Arbitrates on NBET’s Management Crisis
Jeon: Why Local Content Matters in Nigeria’s Oil and Gas Industry
Owan-Enoh remains APC governorship candidate as Appeal Court Judges Recuse Selves
EEDC Invests in Anambra, Imo to Enhance Power Supply
NERC Approves 121 Third-party Vendors to for Meter Supply
APON to Improve Productivity by Creating Order in Habitable Spaces
Report: Oil Sector Contributes 92.9% of Illicit Financial Flows
MAN Seeks Backward Integration to Encourage Local Raw Materials Sourcing
Will Governorship Aspirants Respect Imo Charter of Equity?
INEC Robbed APC, Akpabio of Victory, Buhari Alleges
Can Your Infrastructure Support Your Innovation Journey?
36 Presidential Candidates Beg Atiku Not to Challenge Buhari’s Victory in Court
EFCC Releases Atiku’s Son-in-law, Arrests Former Presidential Aspirant, Turaki
Senate Leadership: APC to Agree on Zoning Next Week
AtikuObi Vanguard Urges Atiku To Challenge Buhari’s Victory In Court
Election: Coalition of Governorship Candidates Denies Joining Forces With Wike
The Rise and Fall of Saraki Dynasty
France 2019: FIFA, CAF Hold Integrity Workshop in Cairo
Ronaldo’s ‘Ghost’ Haunts Real Madrid as Ajax Visits Tonight
UK-based Foundation Plans Training Institute for women Empowerment in Nigeria
Tecno Mobile Organises Special Valentine Event for Four Couples

Daily Trust
Striking judiciary workers lock up Nasarawa CJ office
Groups want investigation into killing of cop accompanying poll results
Division along religious line unfortunate – El-Rufai’s wife
Corps members offer free medical services to 120 less privileged in Katsina
Court dismisses certificate forgery case against Niger gov
Nigeria, 66 others seal ‘Belt and Road’ pact with China
Rann: Grave concern over the situation of returnee refugees
I never stopped Ajimobi from leading APC campaigns in Oyo – Tinubu
EFCC arrests PDP campaign deputy DG, Turaki
I am still Kano PDP guber candidate – Abba Kabir Yusuf
PDP set to sue INEC, APC over polls
Strange battle in Plateau as intra religious scheming divides PDP, APC
Ogun gov’ship: A race against time
Rohr invites Musa, Omeruo, 21 others for Seychelles, Egypt
Dalung appoints Yakmut as 12th African games Chief de Mission
NNL shifts league draws to March 20
FG empowers over 2,000 entrepreneurs in Sokoto
Emefiele’s sack not true – CBN
FIRS generates N12.6trn revenue in 3 years
Rep-elect assures constituents on good representation
Residents urged to vote with civility
3 killed in auto crashes on Abuja-Lokoja road
The judiciary: Matters arising (II)
2019: Now it’s time for the promised change
Buhari: Victory as a reward and as a debt
Stemming the tide of marital abuse
May accused of ‘bribing’ Labour lawmakers to win Brexit support
4 Americans, 1 Kenyan killed in helicopter crash
30 killed as bandits lay siege to Zamfara community
I am tired of my husband, wife seeks divorce
Woman in court for slapping stepmother
Editorial: Cool it, India and Pakistan
Revisiting the suggestions for President Buhari on technology
Windows 10 users frustrated by automatic updates that restart their computer ‘unexpectedly,’ study finds
Buhari’s re-election: CAPDAN seeks intervention fund for ICT industry
NLC tackles Amosun over threat to disgrace members
Abia NDE coordinator tasks youth on skills acquisition
ILO harps on decent jobs
How Nigeria can make billions from shea butter value chain
Inside Kokami tomato market, where youths are engaged
Agronomist’s notebook: Six practices that destroy soil fertility
Court dismisses suit seeking Bindow’s disqualification
University of Ilorin to build 4 new lecture theatres
N3.9bn case: Badeh forfeits six properties, cash to FG

The Sun
Court nullifies Kano PDP guber primary
Tough decisions necessary to move Nigeria forward –SGF
Igbo leaders demand Senate presidency
MASSOB warns against attacks on Igbo in Lagos, others
There’s conspiracy of silence –PDP
INEC mulls redeployment of 5 RECs
IGP talks tough over guber polls
PAP: Dokubo probes Kaiama looting, sets up SIP
Buhari’s re-election ‘ll boost agric sector –Ogbeh
World Hearing Day: 8.5m Nigerians can’t hear well –Study
N30,000 minimum wage: We won’t sack workers –Niger govt
I killed female lawyer for hotel bill -Suspect
Delta polls: We’ll address security challenges, Buhari assures APC
36 presidential candidates beg Atiku
…My son-in-law, lawyer detained for supporting me – Ex-VP
MOYAG declares support for APM candidate, Akinlade
Buhari’s re-election battle between rich and poor –Umohinyang
FIRS generates N12.6trn revenue in 3 years
Waste to wealth: Recycling factory engages 10,000 Nigerians
Nigerian banks escape EU money laundering hammer
Banks’ loans to OPS drop to N15.1trn in Q4 2018
ABCON sets N250/$ exchange rate agenda for Buhari
Delta polls: We’ll address security challenges, Buhari assures APC
Assembly election: Oyetola solicits votes for APC candidates
Lagos Assembly poll: Maude vows to stop Obasa
36 presidential candidates beg Atiku
PDP wins Orlu/Orsu/Oru East federal constituency
Archbishop Chukwuma, northern leaders urge Enugu electorate to vote for Ugwuanyi
Moses: Chelsea made me redundant, rusty
Semi Ajayi claims Man Of The Match award
UCL: Mata rules self out of PSG clash
Tokyo 2020: Tickets goes on sales in June
Takewondo: Okoko, mum ranked number one
Rohr calls up 23 players for Super Eagles’ matches against Seychelles, Egypt
FG appoints Yakmut 12th African Games Chef de Mission
England bids farewell to 1966 World Cup-winning goalkeeper Banks
Mikel, Iheanacho, Awoniyi out for Seychelles, Egypt games
Musa chases multiple milestones on March 22, 26
Cyprus Women’s Cup: Super Falcons lose 0-1 to Belgium
Inter wants Osimhen as Icardi replacement
Yes, next 4 years will be tough
The shape of the elephant
Muted celebrations across the land
Matters arising from Buhari’s victory
Towards infrastructure development
Ogun Muslims set agenda for governorship candidates
Social groups and group life insurance scheme
In Abia, schools are in terrible condition
My challenges running Abia – Ikpeazu
Ohanaeze not strategic in adopting Atiku -Ugwuegede
Okorocha’s victory’ll enhance Nwosu’s win –Uchendu
My challenges running Abia – Ikpeazu
More women involved in agricultural entrepreneurship – Nwankwo

Court Nullifies Kano PDP Governorship Primary, Orders Fresh Election
Osinbajo, Tinubu Meet Soji Akanbi, Rally Support For Adelabu, Oyo APC…
APC In Dilemma Over 2015 Senate, Reps Leadership Zoning Plans
JUST IN: EFCC Arrests Farounbi
ADC, ZLP, SDP Adopt Makinde As Consensus Candidate
I will probe APC led administration, recover looted funds ― Bauchi PDP guber candidate
Plea bargain: Late Badeh forfeits company, properties, money to FG
We will centre our research efforts on national needs ― FG
Our coalition with APC will prevail ― Alao-Akala’s son
Be responsible on the wheel, Sultan charges drivers
Group seeks support for APM gov candidate in Ogun
Seyi Makinde hails his adoption by other political parties
Bauchi election: APM endorses PDP’s Bala Mohammed for governor
2019 Elections: Lagos schools to close on Friday
Why I stepped down for Seyi Makinde ― Ayorinde, SDP candidate
Oyo gov: NPM gov candidate steps down for Makinde
Russia confirms Kim Jong Un to visit Moscow
Polls: PDP Caucus resolves to drag military before UN
March 9: We shall pay special security attention to Delta ― Osinbajo
Amnesty office probes looting of Kaima Vocational Training Centre
Steer clear of Oyo State, APC warns PDP leaders
Saturday’s guber poll: Ambode’s wife mobilises Lagos women for Sanwo-Olu
New Lagos-Ibadan railway ready in May — NRC boss
NIN Enrolment of Nigerians in Diaspora to begin March 6
We rely only on Oyo masses not rigging, vote buying ― PDP Chairman
I will sustain school feeding, pay teachers higher wages ― Adelabu
FG trains stakeholders on measurement in oil, gas sector
Oluwo, Ambode’s ex-commissioner campaigns for Agbaje in Epe
Presidential polls: Result must be challenged, Group tells Atiku
APC denies plans to remove Sultan, accuses PDP of inciting violence in Sokoto
Unpaid entitlements: Ogun govt, labour leaders in crucial meeting
Oyo governorship poll: We did not endorse any party ― AAC
Ogun: Akinlade canvasses support for APC’s Dapo Abiodun
Presidential polls: PDP begins process to challenge result
Focus on your Atiku presidential campaign funds travail ― Oyo APC tells Makinde
Seyi Makinde hails his adoption by other political parties
Bauchi election: APM endorses PDP’s Bala Mohammed for governor
Oyo gov: NPM gov candidate steps down for Makinde
Russia confirms Kim Jong Un to visit Moscow
Polls: PDP Caucus resolves to drag military before UN
March 9: We shall pay special security attention to Delta ― Osinbajo
Amnesty office probes looting of Kaima Vocational Training Centre
Trader In Court For Alleged Defilement Of 14-Year-Old Girl
Nigeria’s External Trade Rose To N22.6trn In 2018 ― NBS
Venezuelan Opposition Leader Risks Arrest As He Returns Home
Tornadoes kill 23 in Lee County, Alabama
Egypt releases photojournalist jailed since 2013
Sammy VOA Plans Big For Easter
Dampte urges voters to exercise their civic responsibility

The Guardian

Protests in Abuja over issuance of certificate of return to Buhari
Nigerian, Canadian firms in N7.2b telecoms infrastructure deal
Akpabio’s fall versus feasibility of Emmanuel’s agenda
How thieves invaded PAP training centre in Bayelsa, by Dokubo
Police high command meet to review security arrangement for polls
Dickson deplores military’s role in presidential poll
FG begins field level of Ogoni clean-up project
MOYAG says Amosun’s suspension nails APC casket in Ogun
Ex-CDS Badeh’s firm convicted in N3.9 billion fraud suit
Bayern Munich want Arsenal teenager, Xavier Amaechi
Rohr drops Iheanacho, picks Ozornwafor, 22 others for Seychelles, Egypt matches
Dortmund optimistic as Tottenham take 3-0 advantage to Germany
If no Joshua or Wilder, bring me Tyson Fury, Ortiz demands
Greensprings, Kanu 2019 Football Camp opens April 14
Two Nigerian fighters, Adesanya, Usman rule world of martial art
Court dismisses suit seeking to disqualify Bindow
‘I’m certain of winning Lagos gubernatorial election on Saturday’
CAN worried about alleged plans to scuttle Saturday’s exercise in Taraba
Divisive intrigues versus APC’s gubernatorial chances in states
Quest for gender balance in Nigeria
Rescue 20,000 Nigerian girls trafficked to Mali
The shape of the elephant
An open letter to the president-elect
Contenders, pretenders and the rest of us
Foreign airlines divert traffic to PH, Abuja to decongest Lagos
Stakeholders link sustainable market rebound to infrastructure funding
Fidelity Bank promotes saving culture, rewards customers with N18m
Eko Disco warns against activities under high tension power lines
Nigeria, others spending more on health but people still paying too much from their pockets, says WHO
Concerns as Lassa fever, meningitis, yellow fever epidemics persist


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