News Headlines Mar 20, 2019. Headlines From Nigeria’s Major Newspapers

News Headlines Mar 20, 2019. Headlines From Nigeria’s Major Newspapers

Compiled by Demola Adefajo

The Punch
PDP, Atiku: INEC’s server shows we beat Buhari with 1.6 million votes
CUPP alleges plan to depose Sultan of Sokoto, Emir of Kano
Obasanjo earns N40,000 as NOUN lecturer —VC
Engage capable hands to run economy, Akande urges Buhari
Senate okays N30,000 as new national minimum wage
North-Central APC Reps want speakership
How UNILAG alumnus raped, stole student’s underwear – Police
How my aide died after making statement to EFCC —Obanikoro
FG mulls 50% hike in VAT, others to pay minimum wage
Man beats wife to death for disrespect
2019 budget: MTEF suffers another setback
Obasanjo earns N40,000 as NOUN lecturer —VC
Man accuses police of turning assault case against him
Refineries lost N132bn in 2018, says NNPC
15-year-old pupil drowns in Lagos river
Ondo to name OSUSTECH after ex-gov Agagu
Seven die as truck plunges into Kogi river
Suspected cultists invade Edo schools, injure pupils
Command arrests three suspected kidnappers
Ogun residents blame LG chairman as drainage project threatens lives, property
Victims recall experience at racist Lagos Chinese restaurant
No court has nullified my candidature, says Omo-Agege
Polls: Buratai avoids question on military’s interference
INEC challenges ruling as court stops Bauchi gov poll results’ collation
Zamfara APC crisis: Marafa urges Bulkachuwa to constitute appeal panel
Bandits are stockpiling arms, Zamfara gov raises alarm
NNPC considers extending gas pipeline to Algeria
No plan to sell Lagos trade fair complex — FG
Nigeria needs to reduce tax compliance costs – PwC
Sustainable development goals require $55bn annually, says FG
French court convicts Koffi Olomide for rape of 15-year-old dancer
Warner studios head steps down after reported affair with actress
Lassa fever, meningitis, cholera killed 156 Nigerians in 2019 — NCDC
FG’ll prioritise health expenditure in 2019 — Udoma
The career woman and childbearing delay: A clinical view
‘Avoid uncontrolled use of pain killer drugs’
Quality sleep boosts immunity — Consultant
‘Getting adequate sleep vital to living healthy lives’
Nigeria’s Internet speed ranks low amid rising 3G, 4G subscriptions
Initiatives to reduce data cost important — Ehimuan-Chiazor
Data warehousing will aid digital economy – Experts
GIGM unveils enterprise partner model
Editorial: Saving Nigeria from building collapse
Democracy the wilful lady
Resumption of oil exploration in Ogoni
Dear Lagos, before you demolish

The Nation
PDP rejects Exparte Order stopping final collation of Bauchi gov election results
Election results: Taraba lifts curfew on Jalingo
Court dismisses suit challenging Makinde’s candidacy
Bauchi: INEC to proceed with supplementary elections
Akpabio serves Ekpenyong petition to appear at tribunal
Tempers rise as INEC gets set for makeup elections
Senate passes N30,000 minimum wage bill
Govt mulls VAT increase
No document to back my claims on Fayose, says ex-minister
Tinubu: I’m not in Kano
Buhari, service chiefs meet in Abuja
Boeing chief executive speaks on crash of Max 8 aircraft
Asaba court ruling has no effect on my election, says Omo-Agege
Reps to investigate Kaduna Killings
Saraki, PDP plotting to hijack 9th NASS leadership, Nabena alleges
APC Reps North Central caucus demands Speaker’s seat
Kano Rerun: Group seeks credible, hitch-free poll
Kwara debt portfolio hits N30.2b
2019 Spanish Open: Offiong, Azeez battle for honours in singles
Pre-Eagles Clash friendly: Ethiopia U23 hammer Seychelles 4-0
2023 W/World Cup: South Africa battles for hosting right
Sir Jim Ratcliffe bent on buying Chelsea from Abramovich
New findings rubbishes ‘No sex better athlete’ Claims
ICC U-19 Cricket World Cup Africa Qualifiers: Nigeria winning streak continues
24 states enact CPS
Social Security expansion to get serious hearing in U.S. House
PTAD chief wins Africa personality award
Govt eyes concessional loans to reduce rising debt costs
Fed Govt adjusts 2019 MTEF
Senate may pass budget 2019 in April
Lagos marks 149 buildings for demolition
Police arrest three in Ikorodu police station attack
Ambode, UNILAG VC advise workers on retirement
‘How alumni raped UNILAG student, stole her underwear’
Police seek amnesty for criminals in Taraba
Tricyclist rapes teenager, threatens to kill dad for involving police
Kleb Shout group for Europe, US tour
I’m okay, Etinosa assures fans
Aramide performs at 2019 SXSW Festival
Canon hosts private press screening of Kunle Afolayan’s ‘MOKALIK’
Establishment Lounge to host My Hood Live Concert 2.0
MultiChoice Talent Factory networking portal goes live
Editorial: Rubbles of death

Trading in Fixed Income, Currency Market Rises 27% to N19trn
In Compliance With Court Order, INEC Halts Collation of Guber Election Results in Bauchi
Senate Approves N30,000 as National Minimum Wage
One Person Killed, 10 Injured in Osun Boundary Dispute
Nigeria’s Democracy May Collapse, PDP South-west Caucus Cries out
NNPC Extends Gas Pipeline to Algeria, Advances Northern Oil Search
Court Judgment Rekindles Delta APC Crisis
•I remain senator-elect, says Omo-Agege
Relief for PSG as UEFA Drops Financial Probe
Creating Effective Organisational Boards
APC Will Not be Allowed to Rig Supplementary Elections, PDP Assures
Navy Tackles Rising Cases of Illegal Fishing, to Acquire Dedicated Vessels
Boeing Faces Growing Scrutiny in Ethiopian Crash Probe
Enforcing Building Insurance
Only the Best D’Tigers for World Cup, Says Nwora
FCMB Restates Commitment to Healthy Living for Employees
Access, Diamond Celebrates Women
CBN Has Addressed Gender Disparities, Says Emefiele
Golden Sugar Affirms Commitment to Business Growth
There’s Still Dust in The Air
Okpekpe Organisers Give Timeline for Registration of Athletes
Periwinkle Lifestyle Estate Unveils BBN Star, Nina as Brand Ambassador

Daily Trust
…NNPC confident of meeting oil production target — Baru
Security chiefs meet Buhari
Cyclone: Buhari condoles with Mozambique, Zimbabwe, Malawi
Senate passes N8.83trn 2019 budget for second reading
FG, partners Google on online safety curriculum
Boeing to release ‘related’ pilot training on 737 Max
World Happiness Day: Nigerians remain happy amidst hardship, insecurity
Group lauds Buhari’s economic policies
Bauchi guber poll: APC lauds INEC’s decision to obey court order, as PDP kicks
FG to auction N100bn bonds on March 27
Bauchi: INEC complies as court halts re-generating results
Shettima, Adeola among top scoring senators
Reps to probe militarization of 2019 polls
Seychelles storm Nigeria as Dream Team set for Libya showdown
Only the best will make D’Tigers’ World Cup team – Nwora
‘Okagbare, Amusan, Brume won’t sweat to meet 2020 Olympics standard’
Nigeria records air traffic growth with 10m domestic passengers
Real reasons Lagos-Abeokuta free train was suspended
NNPC to extend Ajaokuta-Kano gas pipeline to Algeria
N/Central Reps push for speakership
Court dissolves 9-year-old marriage as wife starves husband of sex
Police nab car thieves at PDP HQ in Abuja
Not democracy at gunpoint
Kano re-run and the game of 2023
Lessons from Ethiopia and New Zealand
Our poisonous elections
NEW ZEALAND: PM vows never to say mosque attacker’s name
Mozambique, Zimbabwe: Cyclone Idai triggers massive disaster
KAZAKHSTAN: Kazakh leader Nazarbayev resigns after three decades
Ex-student raped UNILAG undergraduate, stole her underwear, witness alleges in court
Driver bags 6 months jail for attempted theft
2 men to die by hanging for robbing night club at gun point
Editorial: Avoid a new debt trap
One building collapse too many
Ethiopian Airline’s tragic crash
Minimum Wage: Labour urges FG to commence implementation before May 1
Just in: Senate approves N30,000 as national minimum wage
FG restates commitment to food sufficiency
Why FG must revive cotton farming in Nigeria – KADCCIMA
Nigeria farmer king goes for growth
WAEC to review workers’ salaries soon – official
Cultists invade school in Edo, injure students
78 CBT centres ready for JAMB in Lagos
UNEA: Global pledge against degraded planet, plastics menace
Throw out plastic to cut ‘sanitary footprint’
‘Budgetary allocation inadequate to address environmental challenges’
UPDATED: Court bars INEC from resuming collation of Bauchi Guber poll result

The Sun
FG to rebuild battered Nigerian unity -Runsewe
Govt adjusted MTEF/FSP for 2019 budget –Minister
Cultists invade school in Benin, injure many students
Bayelsa: Commissioner, father of slain party chieftain testify before panel of inquiry
Obaseki, experts, other stakeholders appraise Edo-BEST programme
Rivers: Stop daydreaming, PDP tells Amaechi
C’River NASS poll: Ndoma-Egba, Esor, 9 others file petitions at tribunal
Corruption responsible for building collapse in Nigeria –Nwafulugo, first Okopoly female rector
Buhari should be father to all -Mustapha
Frills of 2019 presidential election
Transcorp declares N22.4bn PBT
Election without integrity farce – Obasanjo
Reps probe military involvement in 2019 polls
Presidential polls: Why Buhari’s victory must be annulled – Atiku
Ikot Ekpene senatorial tussle: Akpabio drags Ekpenyong to tribunal
Rivers guber poll: Ignore APC’s call for interference, IPAC tells Buhari
Ekere’s claim of guber victory spurious – Akwa Ibom elders
Target points for Buhari’s second term
Accord concordiale: The continuous search for Nigeria’s elusive unity (19)
The place of divorce in both old and new testaments (5)
Rangers’ Kenneth Abana is dying
‘Speaking thru’ somebody’ incorrect
Forex restriction and the textile industry
Appreciating Ugwuanyi’s renewed mandate at 55
The place of legacy in a nation’s history
Agriculture and the 2019 budget
Forex restriction and the textile industry
Celebrating Gov. Ugwuanyi at 55
Gender equality and sustainable development
Osun youths protest IBEDC’s electricity disconnection

In 9 Mins, Nigerian Woman, Chiaka Thelma, Gives Birth To Sextuplets In US Hospital
Bauchi: We Shall Comply With Court Order, But ― INEC
Cyclone: Buhari Condoles With Mozambique, Zimbabwe, Malawi
Bandits In Zamfara Better Equipped Than Military ― Gov Yari
Obanikoro Concludes Testimony In N2.2bn Fraud Charges Against Fayose
Bauchi PDP urges INEC to be fair, just
PDP rejects ex-parte order stopping Bauchi guber results collation
FG considers 50 per cent hike in VAT, to guarantee new Minimum Wage
My joys about Seyi Makinde’s emergence ― Alaafin
Nigerians will not vote in vain ― PDP
Two students injured as suspected cultists invade two schools in Benin
Stop chasing shadows, Oyo APC tells governor-elect
South-West PDP elders decry 2019 polls
FG to spend N43.5bn on child immunisation in 2019 ― Akabueze
International Women’s Day: Emefiele advocates gender equality

My Husband Wanted To Use Me, Our 3 Kids For Rituals, Divorce-Seeking Wife
Cassava To Ethanol Plant To Begin Operation In Ondo
Emefiele laments Nigeria’s loss $10bn forex annually from oil…
Airtel shares forfeiture claims are false, Ecobank Group subsidiary…
One Dead As Gunman Opens Fire In Utrecht
32 dead as train derails in DRC’s Kasai province
US and Russian diplomats to hold Venezuela talks in Italy
Over 89 dead as Cyclone Idai leaves trail of destruction in Zimbabwe
I’m Intrigued By Organic Growth In Nollywood — Ijeoma Richard
‘A lot of people felt I was too young to do Aso-Ooke business’
Essential financial management personality traits
LAPO educates women on health, family issues
Preventing Being Consumed By The Fire Of Extra Marital Affairs


NASS To Pass N8.8trn 2019 Budget April 2
Court Halts Collation Of Bauchi Gov’ship Poll Results
PMB Meets Security Chiefs In Aso Rock
Senate Okays N30,000 Minimum Wage Presidential Polls: PDP, Atiku Have Evidence To Win At Tribunal – Counsel
Supplementary Polls: Dino Melaye To Lead International Human Rights Observers
Saraki Plans To Hijack 9th Senate By Enthroning Its Leadership -Nabena
Dangote: Focusing On Road Development
Minjin Drops “Yanga” Video
Burna Boy Appears In First Commercial As Brand Ambassador
Sinach’s “Way Maker” Hits Over 100m Views On Youtube
US Oil Output Set To Rise By 85,000bpd
NSC Condemns Imposition Of Surcharges On Nigerian-bound Cargoes
AfDB Earmarks $25bn On Climate Change Initiative
Oil Prices Spike
Perm Sec Gets Management Award
Civil Service Has Been Polluted–Mrs Agaba
Perm Sec Gets Management Award Dangote: Focusing On Road Development
AfDB Earmarks $25bn On Climate Change Initiative
Oil Prices Spike
IBEDC Protests Spate Of Assault On Staff
Imo: Between Okorocha’s Iberiberism And Ihedioha’s Liberation
Ogun, Amosun And The Defeat Of A Godfather
APC Stripped Of Value, But For PMB – Niger Delta Minister
SDP Gov’ship Task Supporters to Vote Enmass in Adamawa Rerun
Iris Smart Cricket League: Abuja Indians, Pakistanis Maintain Perfect Start
Sovereign Trust Insurance To Host Open Golf Tournament
Pochettino Picks Barcelona As Favourites To Win Champions League
EDITORAL: Combating Kidney Ailments
BPC Moves To Bridge Consumer Digital Payment Challenges
NSE Trains Stakeholders On Sustainability Reporting
NSE-ASI Dips Further By 0.14%
NIBSS Upgrades To Handle 600m PoS Transactions
Africa Accounts For 4% Of Global Air Transport – ICAO
Emefiele Pledges More Support For Women Entrepreneurs
Access, Diamond Bank Host Women’s Day Confab
Prices Of Food Stuff Drop In February – NBS

The Guardian
Court stops INEC from collating, declaring Bauchi guber result
FG yet to remove 5% VAT in air transport
Providus Bank celebrates Soyinka on World Poetry Day
Lagos Country Club tells Buhari to avoid past mistakes
Catholic bishops implore El-Rufai to convene stakeholders’ meeting over killings
U.S. ex-ambassador, Campbell, says Nigeria’s presidential election bad news for democracy
FG wades into FUOYE crisis as VC replies to petition
Archbishop calls for stakeholders’ meeting to end Kajuru crisis
Abducted APC chieftains seek nullification of Rivers council election
No scoreboard for Eagles, Seychelles AFCON qualifier
Nigeria begins quest for Tokyo 2020 football ticket against Libya today
CAS upholds PSG’s petition against UEFA over FFP
AFA Sports thrilled by Civil Defenders’ Africa Elite Eight feat
Joshua, Wilder undisputed heavyweight title fight handed fresh hope
Team Nigeria in high spirit, departs for Ghana
How we were abducted on election day, by APC stalwarts, soldiers
‘Tinubu not dabbling in elections matters’
Sokoto and INEC’s inconclusive decision
Okorocha’s iberiberism versus stature of Southeast delegates in Ninth Senate
Disney To Acquire 21st Fox Century Today
The Taj Mahal: “Crown of the Palaces”
Jay-Z Among Eclectic Lineup For Woodstock 50 Festival
Editorial: Restructuring Nigeria: Another way forward
What is the great purpose of education?
Not democracy at gunpoint
Kusa, Ndigbo in Lagos and politics of ethnicity – Part 2
That we may win our nation
Cereals import, export challenges worry stakeholders
Local producers task government on improving quality of infrastructure
SEC, stakeholders seek pro-capital market measures in national budget
Access Bank seals N15 billion green bond issuance deal
‘How app will rescue businesses in Nigeria’
Professionals claim ERP application vital to digital, business growth
‘States should support fibre expansion’
Firm launches solution to ease food, parcel delivery

Breaking: INEC challenges court order on Bauchi electionl
Presidential Poll: INEC credited invalid votes to Buhari, Atiku tells Tribunal
Buhari’s image, only reason why APC is still intact – N’Delta minister
Breaking: You can’t proceed with Bauchi gov result collation, Court tells INEli
Stray Bullet Kills 18-Yr-Old In Lagos During Police Gunfight With Cultists, Kidnappers
FG Plans 50% Increase In VAT, Other Taxes
Ndomaegba Heads To Tribunal Over Loss Of Senate Seat
For Independent INEC: Adopt Judicial Model (2)
Edo House Raises 6-Man Transition C’ttee
Bonny Light Price Hits $68.09, As Nigeria’s Output Declines
Oborevwori Commends Deltans For Renewing Okowa’s Mandate
Bayelsa’s Monthly Salary Bill Rises By N107m
Why APC Lost In Akwa Ibom — PDP Elders
Pro-Amaechi Elders’ Call For Buhari’s Intervention, Wicked, Devilish —IPAC
Amnesty: Calls For Dokubo’s Sack Stirs Protest In P-Harcourt
SUBOMI BALOGUN: His Faith, His Taste, His Class
MultiChoice Talent Factory Networking Portal Launched In Lagos
Lagos Building Collapse: Ambode Set Up Five-Man C’ttee To Probe Ita-Faaji Tragedy
Appoint Party’s National Secretary Now, APC Leaders Told
5Buhari, APC Warned Against Interference In Rerun Gov Polls
Appreciating Ugwuanyi’s Renewed Mandate @ 55
Petition: My case against Buhari, by Atiku
Bandits in Zamfara better equipped than the military – Yari
2019 Budget Defense: This is not the time to travel, Senate warns ministers, heads of MDAS
Suspected cultists invade school in Edo, injure many students
Breaking: NASS approves N30k as minimum wage
Daniel vows never to abandon Atiku
Bauchi: Why Gov. Abubakar is battling
Rivers: As INEC rolls out plan, APC calls for redeployment of REC
Senate President: Concern in APC as Lawan, Goje, Ndume heat contest
Breaking: INEC challenges court order on Bauchi election
AFCON : Super Eagles hold first training session in Asaba
Kane insists club rivalries will not split England camp
Ibrahimovic lambasts Ferguson’s Class of 92 for Pogba criticism
Europe-based budding stars get Olympic call-ups in Africa
France issues arrest warrants for two Russian ex-athletics officials
How can I convince her dad I won’t beat her again?
Mum has stolen our inheritance
Why won’t he tell me why he dumped me?
I need to get rid of his best friend!
Koffi Olomide jailed for raping 15 year-old girl


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