News Headlines Apr 8, 2019. Headlines From Nigeria’s Major Newspapers

News Headlines Apr 8, 2019. Headlines From Nigeria’s Major Newspapers

Compiled by Demola Adefajo

The Punch
Zamfara killings: PDP advises Buhari, FG orders foreigners to leave mining sites
Lagos silent on amount spent on Tinubu, others’ pension benefits
PDP accuses Amaechi, others of plotting constitutional crisis in Rivers
Lagos, Edo, Kaduna, C’River owe over half of states’ foreign debt
Police arrest two armed robbery suspects in Lagos
Father, son remanded for raping, impregnating teenager
Hoodlums kill two, injure other during attack on tricycle operators
Turk allegedly stabs accountant for being disrespectful in Osun
UNILAG women school suspends teacher over pupil’s alleged molestation
Gunmen abduct Lagos fire service director, six others
Lekki Free Trade Zone has improved economy – Ambode
Mother dies, daughter injured as vehicle plunges into river
Ogun Labour Party sues INEC, others over exclusion
APC knocks PDP for opposing Fayemi in Ekiti
CSOs fault INEC’s decision on Imo North senatorial election
Tribunal will affirm my victory, Ganduje boasts
1:00 am
FG says polls delayed NHIS fraud probe report, CDHR disagrees
Dickson blames illiteracy for environmental terrorism against N’Delta
Rainstorm destroys 500 buildings in Ondo
Man petitions Edo CP over brother’s mysterious death
Three sex romp victims were our students, says FUTO
APC says it lost governorship seats for shunning PDP’s style
Eligibility: Oni’s lawyer accuses Fayemi’s supporters of preempting judgment
Concerns as 211 Nigerian oil blocks remain idle
Lagos, Edo, Kaduna, C’River owe over half of states’ foreign debt
Nigeria needs growth to defuse poverty time bomb –Bloomberg
Over 20 million bags of rice smuggled into Nigeria in three months —Rice Millers
RMAFC to probe 22 banks over stamp duty collections
NFF pledges to assist ailing Chukwu
Falcons face Canada test in Spain
Ighalo bags brace as Shenhua whip Aluko’s Renhe
Development Bank backs Okpekpe race
PSG miss chance to wrap up French title
Leading scorers in Spain’s La Liga
Emerging telecom technologies bring new challenges –NCC
Editorial: $461 million additional airport loan is wrong
Oppressive bank charges: Stamp duty sef dey inside
Benchmarking Nigerian universities for impact
Our police have gone mad again
Solid minerals as a revenue earner?

The Nation
Malami distances self from Rivers election
Pressure on Goje to accept Lawan for Senate President
Lawmakers shun audit reports
RMAFC to recover N100b stamp duty funds from banks
Zamfara killing fields
Lagos Fire Service chief, six others abducted
Smugglers threaten CBN’s rice intervention, say processors
Five killed, 45 injured in Borno bomb blast
NSE tightens rules on banks’ insider dealings
Senate Presidency: erring senators risk expulsion from APC
Smugglers threaten CBN’s rice intervention, say processors
Police arrest father, son who raped, impregnated 13-year-old girl
‘We’ll follow the rules’
I donated eight years’ pay to Osun, says Aregbesola
Why we’re sticking to Gbajabiamila on House leadership, by Kaduna Rep
Chibok, Dapchi representatives visit Synagogue to pray for release of Leah Sharibu, others
Ambode performs pre-launch of $50m factory in Lekki Free Zone
Father, son ‘impregnate’ girl, 13
Lawan, Goje, Ndume: Who becomes next Senate President?
New commissioners will drive Fayemi’s vision, say APC chieftains
Setting agenda for Buhari’s next level governance
Gov Abubakar tipped for Bauchi’s ministerial slot
Emmanuel will do better in second term, ex-militants assure
I’ve nothing to do with alleged plot to void River poll, says Malami
Two-goal Deulofeu is Watford’s FA Cup hero in impressive fight back
Sevilla coach diagnosed with leukaemia, but to continue working
Nigeria is a hard nut to crack, admits Tunisia
Jagielka scores for Everton to dent Arsenal’s hopes
NPFL-LaLiga U-15 Tourney: 21 Teams Ready for Hostilities
We cannot afford to miss WJC, says Solanke
NSE tightens rules on banks’ insider dealings
Oil firm on strong economic data, supply risks
NAICOM reiterates insurers’ role in adopting IFRS 9
Issuing Houses: economy needs N35tr investment to thrive
Hoodlums vandalise Ibadan DisCo’s equipment
Infrastructure bonds needed for real sector growth, says FBNQuest
Manhunt begins for domestic worker over guard’s death
Guard defiles girl, 12
Illegal toll on food items to go, says official
Why Neighbourhood Corps should carry guns, by ex-DIG
Man, 26, attempts to defile girl, 8
Suspect stabs friend to death
Students seek payment of bursary, scholarship
Six accused of killing police officer
Woman dies, another injured after jeep plunges into river in Ogun
2019 UTME slips: JAMB urges candidates to adhere strictly to printing order
K 1 to fund kid artist’s education
Thousands audition for next MTV Shuga star
AVRS to commence licensing, distribution of royalties
Queen Moremi – the Musical returns to Lagos
Unclassified films: Censors Board seeks cooperation of Police
Nollywood gets Emerging Market Award in Las Vegas
The Onnoghen dilemma
Editorial: Power logjam
A destructive election
Now, who’s the Fool?!

ALGON Threatens to Sue Anambra over Failure to Hold LG Election in 13yrs
Bayelsa Gives Automatic Employment to 107 PhD, 200 MSc Holders
Five Killed in Suicide Attacks on Maiduguri
FG Pledges More Devt Projects for N’Delta
Babalakin: Varsities Can’t Survive on Govt Funding
Shell Emerges Nigeria’s Most Impactful Local Content Company
Ambode Pre-launches $50m Factory in Lekki
‘Dangote Refinery will Transform Nigeria’s Economy’
NCC Assures Nigerians of 70% Broadband Penetration
Borno to Receive 2,000 Medical Equipment from IndiaBorno…
Why Do Bad Things Happen to Good People? Celebrating Eze Eric Alomefuna (1960-2019)
Ailing Christian Chukwu Gets NFF’s Bail out for Medical Treatment
NPFL: MFM FC Shocked in Ilorin, Insurance Holds Enyimba in Aba
Organisers of The Match for Ambode Plans U-15 Lagos, Kebbi Clash
Development Bank Throws Weight Behind Okpekpe Race Again
EPL: Everton Denies Arsenal Chance to Move up to Third
Basketball: Olukoya Girls Go on Break
Watford Stuns Wolves to Qualify for First Final in 35 Years
Heading in a New Direction
W’Bank Appoints Malpass President
Ecobank Takes Financial Inclusion to Ariaria Market
ETI Grows 2018 Profit after Tax by 46% to N102 Billion
Survey: Only 9% of Nigerians Have Health Insurance Cover
Ighalo Scores Brace in Shenhua’s Win over Renhe

Daily Trust
Institute honours consultant for empowering women
Gunmen abduct politician’s son in Abaji
FRSC to set up marshal unit at COE Zuba
Abuja residents count losses as storm destroys houses
Sen Aduda donates tricycles to FCT butchers
Kidnapping: Nigeria may suffer food insecurity, unrest, says Farmer
Use hunters to tackle kidnapping, Emir Sanusi tells FG
Schools, health centres, houses burnt in Tivs/Jukuns crisis
How FCT women are becoming house owners from Akpu business
Saraki urges Qatari govt to end visa restriction on Nigerians
Kajuru crisis: Succour for hundreds of IDP’s
Safana LGA distributes materials to vigilante
Almajiri: UBEC trains Tsangaya, Islamiyya proprietors on new approach
Police arrest 2 suspected killers of LUTH doctor
How we were intimidated, threatened during 2019 elections – Female candidates
PDP accuses Malami, Amaechi of plotting constitutional crisis in Rivers
Rangers beat Katsina Utd, Insurance hold Enyimba
Ndidi sets new record after appearance against Huddersfield
‘Proposed NBBF AGM, stakeholders’ forum illegal’
Rollout of new electricity meters from May 1 not realistic, says manufacturer
Investors taking advantage of our ease of doing business policies, says El-Rufai
‘Dangote refinery will transform Nigeria’s economy, eliminate fuel scarcity’
Institute honours consultant for empowering women
We bow and tremble, before bandits
How I defeated PDP in Kano – Gov Ganduje
Nigeria can work again!
What then about the Misery Index?
NASS leadership: APC set to repeat mistake
LIBYA: Fighting near Tripoli leaves 21 dead
RWANDA Genocide: Nation marks 25 years since mass slaughter
ISRAEL: Netanyahu vows to annex settlements if re-elected
NDLEA destroys 18,083,787kg Indian hemp, others in Kogi
Anambra’s ‘most wanted’ suspect remanded in prison
2 fraudsters sentenced to 8 months over cyber-crime
Editorial: Enelamah, this is very fishy
MTN launches FibreNet in Abuja
Kogi CJ : Judiciary workers threaten nationwide strike
Association decries non-adherence to safety rules
Nigeria to Vanguard Key Position in ILO Governing Board
Why local rice revolution may not survive in Daura
Nigeria to be self-sufficient in snail, mushroom farming – Onu
How to select viable agribusiness
Perm Sec urges students to shun vices
Nacabs Polytechnic awards scholarships to 150 students
Gombe State varsity introduces Law, Education programmes
Who are the next MTV Shuga stars?
Kannywood actress cautions colleagues against hate speech on social media
6 Nigerian celebs with fashion labels
Armed banditry: FG suspends mining activities in Zamfara
Lion King CinemaCon footage description: Life lessons with Mufasa
‘Desertification, erosion, pollution, others will continue
Special Appeal Court session holds in Osogbo

The Sun
RMAFC to probe banks over N33bn stamp duty collections
FG’s interest in Niger Delta goes beyond oil, gas –Osinbajo
Qatar: Saraki calls for end to visa restrictions
PDP accuses AGF, Amaechi of plot to annul Rivers election
Why Kalu is best choice for deputy Senate president
Bloody weekend
FG gives foreigners 48 hours to leave Zamfara
Zamfara: Protection of life, property, my responsibility –Buhari
FCT community laments 40 years of no basic amenities
LG vice chairmen caution new govs against dissolution
Dickson offers automatic jobs to 307 scholarship beneficiaries
Ambode performs pre-launch of $50m Lekki factory
Veteran journalists charge politicians to fulfill electoral promises
EU mission departs Nigeria after general election
Power shift to South in 2023 non-negotiable –APC chieftain
In Ekiti, Fayemi rekindles people’s hope in governance
NIWA impounds boat with school children without life jackets
WACT acquires reach stacker, more terminal trucks at Onne Port
MMIA: Airlines, FAAN bicker over parking space for wide-bodied aircraft
We’ve curbed menace of fake travel agents –Bankole
NSE lauds NAMA’s investment in air navigational infrastructure
Imo guber: Uzodinma tells tribunal to annul Ihedioha’s election
PDP’s successes under Saraki’s leadership excite Kwara party elders
NBBF tasks corporate organisations on sports investment
Development Bank restates support for Okpekpe Race
Mouscron in talks to retain Awoniyi on loan
Foundation to hold first West African female blind football tournament in Enugu – official
Christian Chukwu seriously ill
…Pinnick orders prompt response action on Chukwu’s case
5 Golden Eaglets regulars fail MRI Test
NPFL-LaLiga U-15 tournament set to kick off
NERC orders rollout of electricity meters on May 1
Fidelity Bank spends N2.6bn to reward customers in 4 years
NCC ready for 70% broadband penetration –Danbatta
CBN forex exclusion policy on textiles’ll kill fabrics industry –OPS
Bouteflika’s exit: Lesson for Africa’s sit-tight leaders

APC, AGF, Allegedly Pressuring CJN To Cause Constitutional Crisis In Rivers ― PDP
Police Confirms Death Of 2 Policemen, 3 Bandits In Birnin Gwari Fresh…
Insecurity: Give Account Of $1bn From ECA, Timi Frank Tells Buhari
FG To Pay N195bn Debt Owed Exporters In 10 Yrs
FG Links Zamfara Banditry To Illicit Mining
Kwara PDP stalwarts enjoin incoming APC govt to be magnanimous
Woman dies as vehicle plunges into river in Ogun
Benue LG election holds in few months time ― Electoral Commission
AIG Zone 11 pleads for public support
Ilesha blackout due to damage to infrastructure, attacks of staff ― IBEDC
Family of deceased banker petitions Police, alleges foul play by kinsman’s colleague
Oyo Assembly lawmaker, others induct CIFIAN professional members in Abuja
Onnoghen: It’s a surprise, but full drama yet to play out ― Lawyer Jakpa
I remain Lagos PDP chairman, Segun Adewale reaffirms
Poser over death of ex-UI don in razed apartment
19 Persons In Search Of ‘Bulletproof’ Charm Die In Auto Crash
Operators Jostle For NCDMB’s $100bn Business Opportunities
LAPO microfinance bank rewards loyal clients
Foreign Powers Begins Evacuation As Libya Crisis Worsens
Tunisia’s president, Beji Essebsi will not seek re-election
Rwanda honors over 800,000 killed in genocide 25 years ago
How Coalition Of Parties Changed Dynamics Of Oyo Politics
What next for Saraki in Kwara?
Robbers, drug dealers, others will take over power, if… —Adeniran

Lawan, Ndume, Goje Shift Battleground To PDP Camp
Despite Brexit Uncertainty, UK Issues Passports Without EU Label
Airforce Kills Scores Of Terrorists In Borno
Lagos Fire Service Director, 6 Others Abducted By Gunmen
Father, Son In Police Net For Defiling 13-year-old Girl
New $50m Factory Lekki Free Zone To Create 1,000 Jobs – Ambode
I Have No Regret Over Senatorial Election Loss – Ajimobi
9th Assembly: Dissecting The Reality Of Zoning In The House
The Evolving Senate Leadership Tussle
Golfer Dies In Hotel Room During Tournament
Zidane Uncertain, On Bale’s Future After Narrow Win Over Eibar
Int’l Day Of Sports: Dalung Tasks FG, Schools On Sports Infrastructure
Motor Parks Now Hub Of Illicit Drug Deals
British-Based Nigerian Singer – Folasade
War Against Insurgents: Media Cooperation Is Imperative
The Article About Nothing
Key Takes From Asiwaju’s 67th Birthday Colloquium
Ahmad Lawan: Why The Fuse?
Police Confirm Kidnapping Of Bayelsa Council Chairman`s Father
5 Confirmed Dead, 45 Injured In Maiduguri Bomb Blast
Military Destroys Militant Camps In N’ Delta
HIV/AIDS: A’Ibom People Are Not Promiscuous — Health Commissioner

The Guardian
Between Inuwa Yahaya’s victory and challenges of governing Gombe
SON arraigns businessman over adulterated engine oil
FG rebuilds 4000 healthcare centres, earmarks N14b for facilities
Father, son, allegedly impregnate 13-year-old girl
NERC to begin mass metering May 1
Veteran seeks more training for journalists on conflict issues
NBM mobilises to advance democracy at 41st convention
Okorocha decries prisons’ condition nationwide
Ikpeazu sacks political appointees, dissolves ASUBEB
Emery relaxed despite Everton’s dent on Arsenal’s top four chances
Nigerians solicit support for ailing Christian Chukwu as NFF weighs in
Inter Milan held by Atalanta as Juve await coronation
Deeney joy as ‘special’ Watford reach FA Cup final
Lille draw leaves path clear for PSG to clinch French title
Ajeromi-Ifelodun’s inconclusive poll still in limbo
Four delicious soups you can make with okra
Editorial: SEC, NSE and infractions in capital market
Sustainable partnership and national development
Skill acquisition: Key to economic development
Desperation in Rivers State
The Senate Nigerians desire
Underwriter unveils new family education plan
FMDQ Weekly Report
How government can raise N3.5tr from VAT, by FSDH
FCMB’s unveils new savings plan
Cement, iron rod prices skyrockets in building markets
Investors, AMCON in loggerhead over Victory Park Estate
Stakeholders urge government to focus on affordable housing
Fayemi, others for ARCON’s colloquium


Ahead France 2019: Fierce Test For Super Falcons In Spain
Market Sentiment May Worsen This Week – Analysts
PoS Transaction Failures Threaten Cashless Policy, Financial Inclusion
FSDH Merchant Bank Projects 11.29% Inflation Rate For March
Land Grabbers Poison OAU Varsity Dam; VC Petitions Police
We’re Far Behind In Terms Of Prizes We Command For Artworks — Onali
Bayelsa Govt Seals Agip Facility Over Alleged Safety Checks Violation
NFF To Support Chukwu’s Medical Treatment
When Death Swept Through Nigerian Arts Community
Oshoala, Payne Out Of Falcons Friendly
Speakership: Benue, Plateau Members-Elect Endorse Dyegh
Strike: NANS Urges Taraba Govt To Address Lecturers Grievances
Ondo Inaugurates Mini Power Grid
World Health Day: AGPMPN Calls For Re-Introduction Of Community Health Inspectors
CAPITAL MARKET MASTER PLAN: Implementation Of 13 Initiatives Completed — SEC
Odion’s Book Advocates New System Of Government
Killings, Banditry : Sorrow In Anambra, Zamfara, Katsina, Rivers, Borno
Bloody, faulty, inconclusive polls: Why over 1.2m votes were voided
Zamfara : FG orders foreigners to quit mining sites
2 suicide bombers, 3 others die in Maiduguri attack
50 KILLED IN FRESH ATTACK: Protesters troop to Aso Rock, say Gov Yari has failed
Ecobank boost financial inclusion with Ecobank Pay at Ariaria market
Rivers: Amaechi, Malami pressuring Acting CJN to reverse Supreme Court judgement- PDP
Annul Ihedioha’s election, declare me winner of Imo guber polls, Uzodinma tells tribunal
African ministers hail Buhari’s economic agenda
How can I be indifferent to senseless killings, kidnapping of my fellow citizens by bandits ?- Buhari
LMB reschedules Kwese Premier League Preseason tourney
MRI knocks out five regulars from Eaglets AFCON squad
‘Men will continue to produce sperm until old age’
Ten reasons why you should be having more sex!
MC Galaxy, Bodega, Gyptian, others preach freedom in ‘Live Your Life’ video
Kannywood actress cautions colleagues against hate speech on social media
Police arrest father, son who raped, impregnated 13-year-old girl
Review decision on digital rights and freedom bill, group urges Buhari


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