News Headlines Mar 27, 2019. Headlines From Nigeria’s Major Newspapers

News Headlines Mar 27, 2019. Headlines From Nigeria’s Major Newspapers

Compiled by Demola Adefajo

The Punch
Senate presidency: PDP warns APC, Ndume tackles Oshiomhole
EFCC arrests six Internet fraudsters in Ibadan
Panic as cult groups clash over Olumegbon’s death
Corruption level to rise under Buhari — SERAP
Evil spirit made me to rape seven-year-old girl – Suspect
Ajimobi warns Oyo governor-elect against campaign of calumny
INEC fixes Adamawa gov supplementary poll for Thursday, APC kicks
I’ll surpass my first term’s achievements, says Okowa
One dead, another injured while testing bulletproof charm in Katsina
Drinking hot tea almost doubles risk of cancer – Report
CBN cuts interest rate to 13.5%, seeks GDP rebasing
Graduating student jailed for porn, fraud
Success’ viral video shows Delta govt has no shame — Pat Utomi
Drama as court takes possession of UBA Enugu office
‘Buhari’s second tenure will favour Ndigbo’
Amaechi didn’t force us to sign resignation letters –AAC gov candidate
Why Eledumare Festival is important to us – Gani Adams
No school enrolment for children without birth certificate — Akeredolu
Ronaldo alarm for Juve ahead of UCL q’finals
Ekiti NURTW member to die by hanging for killing colleague
EFCC arrests six Internet fraudsters in Ibadan
Panic as cult groups clash over Olumegbon’s death
Baale wife’s death: LASUTH denies negligence, rejects compensation claim
Soldiers seize 60 weapons from Nasarawa groups
Fire guts buildings in Lagos
LP wants Ogun gov poll nullified, party chair disowns petition
Lawyer attributes Useni’s defeat to Plateau PDP’s internal crisis
Six steps to use bank apps safely
Cars45, Enyo partner to expand automobile retail footprints
NBC, private firm sign rural broadband Internet pact
Six transmission towers vandalised in Delta, says TCN
NCAA faults new Consumer Protection Act
I was naughty under Mourinho —Mikel
Eagles beat Egypt in Asaba
Golf: DOAMF tourney set to tee off
We couldn’t handle Osimhen, laments Libya coach
Evra faces legal challenge over PSG row
We’ve stamped out cultism in UNIPORT –VC
Why Eledumare Festival is important to us – Gani Adams
Rock pioneer Scott Walker dies aged 76
Poverty making people to patronise traditional bone setters, says Alimi
ECOWAS, WAHO move to stop fake drugs in W’Africa
The career woman and childbearing delays: A clinical view (2)
TB can end before 2030, says PSN
‘Three or more eggs a week dangerous to heart’
UPDATED: Judge recommends partial ban on iPhone imports to US
African ICT foundation targets affordable, accessible technology
Google enrols 12 African start-ups into accelerator initiative
Rising PoS transaction failure worries bank customers
Editorial: Promoting exports for favourable trade balance
Parable of JAMB’s magic cup

The Nation
Ignore vituperations of defecting Yeeh in Rivers – Tonye Cole
I’ll run inclusive government- Bauchi Governor- elect
PDP senators to APC: leave Saraki out of jostle for Senate Presidency
Election Tribunal receives 12 petitions in Nasarawa – Official
Buhari, APC chiefs endorse Lawan for Senate President
CBN slashes interest rate to 13.5%
Ajimobi to Makinde: shun politics of bitterness
EFCC arrests six `Yahoo’ boys, recovers exotic cars
Two hospitalised as fire ravages Lagos community
Rivers PDP, AAC row over alleged N3b offer
Allegations, counter allegations over polls
Bandits abduct North Korean doctor in Zamfara
Group to APC leadership: ensure fairness in zoning National Assembly’s positions
NiMet: Weather forecast compliance to boost crop yield
Operate within the law, Acting CJN admonishes military
Motorists, commuters lament gridlocks on Lagos-Ibadan expressway
NURTW tussle: Oyo artisans appeal to Auxiliary, Ejiogbe to eschew violence
Our members free to vie for National Assembly positions, says PDP
Buhari to senators-elect: avoid pitfalls of Eighth Senate
Ndume to consult colleagues over Senate president
Lessons of 2019 elections
NGO calls for prosecution of electoral offenders
‘Why I want to be Speaker’
Kwara: New dawn, new expectations
Kwara: The end of an Empire
Yobe PDP gov candidate concedes defeat, rules out court action
Didier Drogba set for Stamford Bridge return June 16
Nigerian Referees missing as FIFA announce officials for Poland 2019
Man City to play pre-season games in China
Injured Ronaldo expects to return in ‘one or two weeks’
McGregor announces shock retirement from mixed martial arts
NFL star Obada to youths: Don’t let your past rubbish your future
Entrepreneur seeks empowerment in Niger Delta
FMDQ to banks: hedge dollar-based loans
TCN’s capacity utilisation dips to 14.8%
VAT designed to support the poor, says Fowler
Lafarge Africa lists 7.43b rights’ shares
CWG chief: digital economy way out for Africa
Auchi Poly lecturer commits suicide
Prophetess duped me of N134m, lawyer tells court
How to end building collapse, by experts
Probate registry goes digital
Four remanded for alleged robbery
Lagos opens Ilaje-Bariga Jetty
Businesswoman held over alleged possession of firearms
Dad, daughter arrested over grandson’s death
Why education policies fail in Nigeria, by Adelabu
LAFROGRAMS celebrates at 50
FG flags off 2019 school census
Auchi poly lecturer commits suicide
Why Chinese are making it in Nigeria — Don
UNIPORT to graduate 9,452
TomTom signs Phyno, Teni as Brand Ambassadors
Comedian seeks public funds to buy car
Ifu Ennada introduces network sales for her hair product
Empress Njamah urges fans to live within their income
Mr Ibu advises students on career choice
AKA, Stonebwoy shine at Nickelodeon’s Kids’ Choice Awards
Kano records 335 TB deaths in 2018
Ortom’s wife expresses concern over menstrual health
Editorial: Jail for offending parents?

ThisDay
Magu: EFCC Secured 315 Convictions, N11.5 Billion Final Forfeitures in 2018
INEC Suspends Presentation of Certificates to Zamfara Governor, Assembly Members-elect
CBN Cuts Interest Rate to 13.5%
Ship Owners to Engage FG on Disbursement of Carbotage Fund, Says President
Leadway Assurance Launches New Product
NFF Names Osun FA Office after Ogunjobi
Continental Re Posts N34bn Gross Premium
Towards Self-sufficiency in Oil Palm Production
SERAP: Corruption Still High Despite Buhari’s Efforts
FG to Review NERC’s Extant Regulations
Buhari Blames Incessant Building Collapse on Greed, Negligence
Vows to punish culprits FG inaugurates inter-ministerial committee to tackle menace
Insurers Charged on Innovation, Change in Business Strategy
42 Parties in Kano Reject Results of March 23 Rerun Election
Tribunal: Ogun APM, Akinlade Hire Adeleke’s Lead Counsel to Tackle APC
Afriland Properties Posts N1.3bn Revenue, Pays N69m Dividend
Army: We’ll Be Fair to All in Our Investigation of Abonnema Violence
VAT Designed to Support Poor Nigerians, Says Fowler
NAF Special Forces: Bridging the Gap Between Air Projections and Force Protection
Court to Resume $406.7m Oil Shipment Suit against Shell on June 6
Ninth N’Assembly: Ndume Decries APC’s Adoption of Lawan as Senate President
Continental Re Posts N34bn Gross Premium
Otunuga: Why Interest Rate Cut is Necessary
Report: Growth in PE Fundraising Highlights Bullish Outlook
Semenya: United Nations Slams IAAF over ‘Humiliating’ Rule
LATEST EDITORIAL: BEFORE THE POWER SECTOR COLLAPSES

Daily Trust
Abuja deaf school: FG’s panel submits report on sodomy
Justice Bage emerges new Emir of Lafia
Media Trust bags NIQS award for housing reportage
Kano is peaceful – Govt
Kogi judiciary links dep chief registrar’s death to non-payment of salaries
25th anniversary: NAFDAC gets accolades over war against counterfeit medicines
Police most corrupt institution in Nigeria – SERAP survey
INEC presents Certificates of Return to Governor Bagudu, 24 state assembly members
PDP will field candidates for National Assembly offices
Reps cautions Aviation minister over planned US $461m loan
INEC shelves issuance of certificate for Zamfara governor elect, assembly members
My running mate a betrayer — Rivers AAC gov’ship candidate
I’ll give Bauchi better prospect — Bala Mohammed
Onuachu’s debut goal seals Eagles’ victory against Egypt
NBBF disperses fear over interim injunction on premier basketball league
NFF to build football pitches across Nigeria
CBN cuts lending rates to 13.5%, 2yrs after
56% Nigeria’s rural population to get broadband services soon
Micro pension: PenCom targets coverage of 30m informal sector operators
Police protest non-payment of feeding allowances in Yobe
‘Over 10,000 beneficiaries get FCT scholarship’
Board clamps down on illegal farmers
Little Success Adegor still on my mind
Major casualties of the 2019 elections
Success and the dividends of stubbornness
ALGERIA: Army wants President Bouteflika removed
CHAD: African presidents’ bribe trial ‘like film script’
UNITED STATES: Pentagon okays $1bn for Mexico border wall
Graduating student jailed for internet fraud in Ogun
Driver to hang for killing colleague over loading arrangement
Court remands teacher accused of raping 14-yr-old student
Editorial
INEC, Army and Rivers election
Facebook removes accounts from Russia, Iran for ‘coordinated inauthentic behaviour’
On the realities of spurring employment via technology – Part III
VAT increase will diminish Nigeria’s global competitiveness — Economist
Capital Science Academy’s Lois Amos-Penda wins francophone competition
MURIC faults FG’s indifference on Hijab saga
Prosecutors drop charges against Jussie Smollet amid doubts
The havoc of illicit exploitation of forests
NGGW to execute N3.1bn projects soon – Dr Hassan
CAM Bill 2018 and legal reforms to drive Ease of Doing Business

The Sun
Rivers AAC guber candidate claims defected running mate collected N200m
Defective/distressed buildings: LASG opens resettlement camp
Akwa Ibom holds monkey protection seminar
Kano supplementary poll: Police guilty of negligence – Civil society organisation
UN to probe ‘horrific’ Mali attacks as death toll jumps to 160
Nigeria seeks UK’s help in anti-graft war
Ex-gov Sylva mourns Gabriel Okara
Alleged campaign financing: Court to hear suit seeking to disqualify Buhari, Atiku on May 7
Reps: South East APC demands speakership position
Ganduje to Kano people: I accept your trust with humility
CBN crashes interest rate to 13.5%
Why Chinese are making it in Nigeria
CBN breasts the tape on conducive workplace for women
GTBank dominates CBN’s e-payments awards
How savings promo boosts our deposit base –Fidelity Bank
2019 Elections: Test for the rule of law
Ekiti Govt. goes tough on school land grabbers, threatens arrest, prosecution
Burundi releases schoolgirls held for scribbling on president Nkurunziza’s portrait
Auchi Poly lecturer commits suicide
IPOB: I was tortured to confess, Kanu’s co-defendant tells court
Ekiti driver who murdered colleague sentenced to death
Re-run: Kano State Govt. denies reports of killings, protests

Leadership
PMB, APC Pick Lawan As Senate President
INEC To Conduct Adamawa Gov’ship Rerun Poll Tomorrow
CBN Slashes Lending Rate To 13.5%
PMB, APC Pick Lawan As Senate President
Nigerians Rule The World
‘FG Failed Woefully On Budget Releases To FCT In 2018’
Ex-NIA Boss, Wife, Yet To Report At EFCC
Importers Are Nigeria’s Greatest Enemies – Ogbeh
‘Shipowners’ II Monitor Disbursement Of $100m Cottage Fund’
FG To Harmonise Petroleum Industry Data, Fiscal Policies
Unveiling Faces That Will Shape 9th Senate
Kwara Poly Didn’t Fund Saraki’s Campaigns – KWSG
Ifeanyi Ubah Still YPP Member – Amakiri
OPEC Supply Cut Firms Up Oil Prices
Forbes Names Ezekwesili African Woman Influencer
CBN Slashes Lending Rate To 13.5%
Canadian Teenager Andreescu Retires In Miami Fourth Round
Federer, Anderson Advance To 4th Round In Miami
Omotola Celebrates 23rd Wedding Anniversary
MultiChoice Talent Factory Portal Connects Africa’s Creatives
I’m Frustrated, Tired -Waje
Criminal Charges Against Jussie Smollett Have Been Dropped.
Justin Bieber Takes Break From Music
Raising Awareness On Global Water Crisis
How Public Institutions Can Achieve Efficient Service Delivery
Nigerians Rule The World
Can Judicial Commission Of Inquiry Solve Bayelsa’s Electoral Crises?
Why Enugu People Are Revelling In Ugwuanyi’s Reelection
Beyond Zoning The Speakership To North Central

The Guardian
Cracks emerge in APC’s senate presidency bid
INEC holds supplementary guber election in Adamawa tomorrow
Onuachu scores second fastest goal in international football history as Eagles beat Egypt 1-0
One year after, AfCFTA seeks last ratification to kick off agreement
UI to host Africa 2050 summit
1 hour ago Nigeria
Foreign observers berate Kano State supplementary election
1 hour ago Nigeria
Akinlade, APM seek directive to check election documents
1 hour ago Nigeria
Olajide chairs Ibadan NIM for another two years
Government insists on MTN paying $2b tax penalty
PwC Chess4Change Grand Slam begins at Teslim
Team Nigeria set for beach games in Cape Verde
Abuja Almat, Centaurs, STL, Sublime, Aplus, NRT emerge as champions
NFF lines up more friendly matches for Falcons, Eagles
Sapele, Obiaruku ready for Zenith Bank/Delta Principals’ Cup final
Ikeja golf club honours Captain’s Day winners
APC, Amaechi supported us unconditionally, says Rivers State AAC gubernatorial candidate
Ganduje deploys ‘Osun magic’ to retake Kano poll
Cardi B Further Addresses Drugging And Robbing Men With Sex Video
Editorial: Health financing and the crisis of healthcare system in Nigeria – Part 2
How not to send pupils back to school
Politicians and their seasonal tribalism
Fair to leverage technology, innovation for SME development
CBN tweaks 32-month-old policy rate, opts for growth
Manufacturers want harmonisation of taxes, levies for higher productivity

Vanguard
Militarisation of electoral process is an ill-wind – Sunday Oibe, NCEF PRO
I am not part of Kano election violence – Kwankwaso
Breaking: INEC withholds Certificates of Return of Zamfara Gov, Lawmakers-elect
What’s your take on INEC’s statement that no election is perfect
Onuachu Strikes Down Pharaohs Of Egypt In Asaba
FG At FBN Anniversary Laments Infrastructure Gap, Calls For Real Investments
U-23 Captain, Okechukwu Praises Team-Mates
Menacing Cyber Plague Scares Nigerian Organisations
Seafarers Not Involved In Piracy Attacks — Union
New Uber App To Offer Customers Easier Connectivity
Eagles To Play More Friendlies Before AFCON
Senate Scores Finance Ministry F9 In Budget Releases To FCT In 2018
Suspended Polls: PDP, APC Tango Over Security Threats, Fraud
79% Of Organisations Globally Not Prioritising Women Advancement – IBM
SEYI BANIGBE: From N200,000 Credit Facility To Chains Of Businesses
Buhari, Atiku Abubakar And Nigeria’s Future
Communal Clashes: 88 Refugees/Displaced Widows, Youths In Ebonyi Get Succour From FG
IXPN Guns For Single-Connected Africa
Bonny Light Price Leaps To $68.01
Tension Over Bomb That Scared Imo Communities
Why I Dropped Salah — Pharaohs’ Coach, Aguirre
Tension over bomb that scared Imo communities
2 injured, buildings razed in Lagos fire
FG sets up c’ttee on building collapse
Presidential Poll: Tribunal begins hearing on Atiku’s petition against Buhari Wednesday
Breaking: CBN reduces MPR to 13.5 %
CCT: Why I’ve no case to answer — Onnoghen
Lovebirds turn Calabar airport field to Sodom and Gomorrah
Ifeanyi Ubah a smart guy joins APC – Oshiomhole
Dark days of impunity are gone for good – Buhari
Real Madrid Football Academy to be ready by May ending, says Governor Wike
I send hubby’s pal sexy texts!
He says men get nothing from marriage
Should I make a comeback?
YouTube celebrates rise of Afrobeats, spotlight on Burna Boy
Gosgem to hold music symposium in Lagos
DJ Cuppy dazzles fans again with newly acquired N75m Ferrari Portofino
Kano re-run: Kannywood celebrates Ganduje’s victory
Nigerians react to Waje’s video on moves to quit music
FG at FBN anniversary laments infrastructure gap, calls for real investments
Court sentences ‘Yahoo boy’ to prison for attempting to cheat
Saraki Not Involved in Appointment of Kwara Poly Rector, VC KWASU – KWSG
Communal clashes: 88 refugees/displaced widows, youths in Ebonyi get succour from FG
Menacing cyber plague scares Nigerian organisations
We must tackle HIV holistically for economic prosperity— Prof Babatunde Salako, Director General of NIMR

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