News Headlines Apr 15, 2019. Headlines From Nigeria’s Major Newspapers

News Headlines Apr 15, 2019. Headlines From Nigeria’s Major Newspapers

Compiled by Demola Adefajo

The Punch
N8.7tn pension fund: PenCom bars PFAs from investing in bonds issued by nine states
Nnamdi Kanu will expose more on Atiku, Buhari – IPOB
Zamfara air strikes: We’re compiling dead civilians’ names, Emirs reply NAF
Cultists on the rampage in Lagos, behead two, kill three others
It’s criminal for states not to remit retirement fund – NLC
Septuagenarian, Ambode’s commissioner battle for choice land
Man arraigned for allegedly defrauding another of N3.38m
Ex-lawmaker faults Atiku’s claim on presidential election
Mother of 20-year-old killed by police cries out for justice
National Assembly leadership: We’ll strike at the right time, says PDP
NEF backs Dangote, knocks northern govs for rising poverty
Insecurity: YCE, Ohanaeze renew calls for restructuring
PDP attacks APC over claim that Atiku is a Cameroonian
IMF’s advice poisonous, say NUPENG, PENGASSAN
No plan to remove fuel subsidy, FG insists
Port dredging: FG explores cheaper options after spending N722bn
Another NAF personnel dies in air accident
APC backs Lawan’s consultations with opposition lawmakers
Worker’s car stolen on National Assembly premises
Command nabs man for allegedly raping niece in Katsina
Police apprehend Channel TV reporter’s kidnappers
Police nab suspected fake lawyer in Osun
Gunmen kill PDP chieftain’s son in Benue
South-East senators-elect demand deputy Senate President’s position
My victory is for Rivers people —Wike
Edo APC commends Obaseki over assembly poll victory
Nigeria’s daily petrol supply hits 56 million litres – PPPRA
Using strategic partnerships for more explosive growth
Protecting your business trade secrets
Salah stunner down Chelsea
Scorpion targets GOtv Boxing star prize
Huesca hold Barca
Woods wins 15th major title
Napoli delay Juve title celebrations
Sterling brace inspires City win at Palace
My friend is jealous of my little success but he carried it too far –Sokoto student whose hands were chopped off by attackers
Truck bearing container swerved and hit our vehicle at the back — Daughter of woman who died after SUV plunged into Ogun river
Without weapons, Niger Delta ex-militants unleash refined energy on farming
We’re left with nothing after Ondo rainstorm – Victims
Protect telecom infrastructure, NCC tells consumers
Tecno launches AI-powered smartphone
Fintechs set sights on digitalising African economy
MTN Nigeria gets CBN recognition
Editorial: PH refinery repair, another misadventure
A professor’s cure for Dangote’s headache
A dissection of the law on Atiku’s citizenship
How banks make free money from govt funds — Ex-CBN gov, Sanusi
The oil sector and its incredible mismanagement

The Nation
APC clears Lawan, others to consult PDP colleagues
Govt, World Bank discuss $1b power sector loan
Revealed: 23 Nigerians on death row
Outcry as police arrest five officers for killing woman
Electricity cable, transformer theft to attract 10-year jail term 1:
Lagos Exchange to trade on forex
Long fuel queues amid IMF’s call for subsidy removal
FRSC: driving against traffic on Lagos-Ibadan highway to attract psychiatric test
Palm Sunday: Clerics counsel Christians on love, unity
Falana, Jukuns raise alarm over unreported killings in Taraba
#BBOG accuses Fed Govt of abandoning Chibok schoolgirls
Inspector declared wanted, five officers arrested for killing woman
‘APC governors, others endorse Lawan, Gbajabiamila’
Petrol Scarcity: NSCDC warns oil marketers in Ekiti
Abe: my 2019 governorship ambition has ended
North under threats of bandits, say Northern elders
Epic Masters victory: Tiger Woods completes miracle comeback
Aviation unions plan showdown with helicopters firm
Supreme Court gets records of appeal by Zamfara Governor-elect, others
‘I’ll restore ALGON’s past glory’
Why Buhari won Nassarawa, by Al-Makura
‘I will build on Al-Makura’s achievements’
Shittu a serial betrayer, dictator, says Oyo APC
NAF destroys bandits logistics store in Zamfara
Appeal Court affirms Agoda as APC candidate for Ethiope federal constituency
Okocha to resolve tax evasion case today
Puyol lands in Nigeria for UEFA Champions League tour
NIGERIA 5-4 TANZANIA: Eaglets win nine-goal thriller
Scorpion eyes N1m cash prize
Adesanya wins UFC Interim Middleweight title
FCV Gladiators Camp opens in Lagos
NNPC, Seplat shop for N253b to develop gas project
FBN Holdings posts N59.7b full-year profit
Changan Motors unveils CS75 SUV
Insurance firms capital base may rise to N15b
IFC, Actis, others to manage over $350b assets
AfDB okays $15m investment for Nigeria’s credit firm
Seven held as task force raids illegal traders
Clearing of drains, road repair begin to avert flood
Ayinke House now 170-bed facility
Man arraigned for ‘stealing’ shoes
Gbajabiamila empowers fish, vegetable farmers
Barber accused of injuring brothers
EstherWhyte bags Teen Actor of the year
Kizz Daniel, Chidinma star in romantic comedy, ‘Love Me’
It’ll be disrespectful for me to do ‘Shaku Shaku’ songs -Jaywon
HIP TV drags Heritage Bank to Court
MC Galaxy, Duncan Mighty for Star concert in Uyo
NET Honours 2019 unveils nominees


PDP: APC’s Claim on Atiku’s Cameroonian Citizenship Diversionary
Sahara Energy Commits $600m to Boost Peace in South Sudan
Buhari Weighs Options on Incoming Cabinet
Wants clean slate, may recall only a few current ministers
PDP: APC’s Claim on Atiku’s Cameroonian Citizenship Diversionary
Wins Rivers assembly supplementary election
Leadership Election Mode Divides Senators-elect
FG: No Plan to Remove Fuel Subsidy
Sahara Energy Commits $600m to Boost Peace in South Sudan
Police Arrest Five Officers, Declare Inspector Wanted for Killing Girl in Lagos
40 Ijaw Indigenes Killed in Rivers During 2019 Elections, Dickson Alleges
• Alaibe condoles governor, Bayelsa citizens over killings
JAMB: Candidates with Biometric Issues May Sit for Exams At Board’s Headquarters
Military Bombs Bandits, Police Kill Nine Kidnappers on Abuja- Kaduna Highway
NAF loses airman in parachuting accident
APC Reverses Position, Accepts to Deal with PDP
Kachikwu: ExxonMobil, Other IOCs Not Exiting Nigeria
Kachikwu Acknowledges Falana’s Letter, Silent on Lawyer’s Query over $60bn Oil Revenue Loss
FG Calls for Appropriate Structure to Tackle Drug Issues in West Africa
Shell Delivers N150m Capacity Development Programme for Bonny Youths
Fund Education to Check Rising Insecurity, ASUU Tells FG
Supreme Court Receives Zamfara APC’s Records of Appeal
Stakeholders Seek Genuine Reconciliation in Kogi APC
Tribunal: I ‘m Ready to Serve as Witness to Defend Buhari’s Victory, Says ex-Senator
It’s Decision Day for Onnoghen
Kachikwu: ExxonMobil, Other IOCs Not Exiting Nigeria
Nigeria Spends $1bn Annually on Fish Importation
More Winners to Emerge in UBA Promo
With 2018 Results, Insurance Firms Show Strength
New Mining Exploration Site in Suleja Launched
NGO Organises Mentorship Programme
Masters: Tiger Woods Claims First Major Since 2008
U-17 AFCON: Eaglets Edge Amuneke’s Tanzania 5-4 in Opener
NPFL: Rangers Stun Sunshine in Akure to Lead Group A
Edo Acting Gov Assures Bendel Insurance’s Survival in NPFL
Puyol Expected in Nigeria Today for UEFA Champions League Trophy Tour
EPL: Salah’s Stunning Strike Reclaims Top Spot for Liverpool Again
Tiger Woods Wins Thrilling Masters to Claim First Major Since 2008

Daily Trust
N3.7bn Zuba mass housing ready by August – FG
Water scarcity raises disease fears in states
Improve agriculture to reduce unemployment – Sanusi
Court orders forfeiture of property traced to Diezani
Lagos-Ibadan: Erring drivers to undergo psychiatric test – FRSC
We are tired of empty promises, parents of Chibok girls tell FG
Water scarcity raises disease fears in states
SERAP demands information on security votes
Security has collapsed – Northern elders
Youths pass vote of confidence on Akpabio
Police kill 9 bandits along Kaduna – Abuja road
NASS leadership: Lawan, others can meet opposition — APC
Eaglets edge Tanzania in Africa U-17 Cup of Nations opener
Salah screamer earns Liverpool vital win against Chelsea
Semitoje warns Eagles against complacency in Group B games
FG woos global Investors, says reforms are paying off
Crude oil drilling in the North will boost Nigeria’s reserves – Fawibe
No plans to remove fuel subsidy now – FG
Police Inspector on the run, five arrested over murder
Adulterated engine oil lands MD in trouble
Magodo residents move against incessant fire outbreak
Running for the history books
Anambra’s simple burial bill
Deploying technology to secure Nigeria
IL0 for beginners (I)
4 dead, many injured as rival cults clash in Lagos
Police kill 2 suspected robbers in Delta
…arrest abductors of Channels TV reporter
Editorial: Four Blame Games in Zamfara
Micro pension scheme
A new telecom era started Wednesday, 3 April 2019
LG’S premium living space solutions set to impress at Innofest MEA 2019
Microsoft urges businesses to adopt cloud computing
Edo govt shuts four Chinese companies over dispute with host communities
Indigenous rice millers groan as smuggling intensifies
FEPSAN reads riot act to firms blending adulterated fertiliser
How depletion in natural resources is affecting farming, others
JAMB: Officials nab suspects over examination malpractices
Flooding: FG begins cleaning of Lagos highway drainages, massive road rehabilitation
Climate change: NIRSAL, Ministry to deepen collaboration on emission reduction
Pollution: NESREA heightens enforcement, to seal erring facilities
Foundation wants digitization of corruption judgments

The Sun
FG slashes tuition fees for unity schools
Buhari: We’ll not rest until remaining Chibok girls are back
Northern elders slam Buhari over insecurity
Stranded Serbian vulture flies home from Turkey, celeb
No imminent plan to remove fuel subsidy –FG
Senate president: Lawan free to consult PDP Senate caucus –APC
Ajegunle killing: Police declare Inspector wanted, arrest 5
FG slashes tuition fees for unity schools
Buhari: We’ll not rest until remaining Chibok girls are back
Northern elders slam Buhari over insecurity
Police nab 3 for murder, finger Jpron
NAF fighter jets destroy more bandits stronghold, kill 4 in Zamfara
Police arrest kidnappers of Channels TV reporter in Abuja
Cult clash: 4 killed, 2 arrested in Lagos
African Church removes bishops
Zamfara APC: Supreme Court receives records of appeal
Afenifere, ACF, Ohanaeze have no business with politics –Okunnu
Delta guber: Tribunal orders substituted service on Okowa
Our victory for Rivers people –Wike
APC’s claim on Atiku’s citizenship, diversionary –PDP
Vegetable farming: Exploiting financial benefits of jute leaf
Edo government gets N5bn CBN loan for rice, maize production
FG to partner Netherlands on seed development
NIMASA donates relief materials to natural disasters victims
Haulage operators urge Customs to stop auctioning its trucks
Nyesom Wike: Inevitably bound to win
Selective dementia
Meghan: Truly, the world is now a village
2019: How El- Rufai’s ‘Double Four’ nailed PDP in Kaduna -Waziri
Osinbajo’s crocodile tears in Kigali
Chibok… And the killings everywhere
FG taking steps to block leakages, improve economy, says Udoma
‘Dangote Refinery ‘ll absorb 2000 engineers when operational’
SEC urges collaboration among regulators to enhance financial literacy
Nigeria’s finance minister, 20 others launch new coalition on climate action
Fuel queues return amid NNPC sufficiency claims
TGI set to launch Terra Seasoning Cubes
Tripoli attack: Libya must not slip into another civil war
Over 4,000 Nigerians studying in Ukraine, says Envoy

FG has no plan to remove fuel subsidy now ― Finance Minister, Ahmed
Speakership: APC to unveil zoning arrangement soon ― Onilu
APC’s Cameroonian citizenship claims against Atiku reckless,…
Tiv/Jukun crisis: Benue, Taraba hold emergency meeting Monday
Fire razes 35 shops in Kurmin Yan-nama market, Kano
Fund education to check rising insecurity, redeem Nigeria’s future, ASUU tells FG
NAF loses airman in parachuting accident in Kaduna
Review our pensions upwards, pensioners plead with governors, governors-elect
The kidnap of Nigeria
Church needs to be humble, says Pope on Palm Sunday
Stratolaunch: World largest airplane takes flight
Obaseki and the hurdles to a second term
A nation battling internal strife
Kebbi recruits 2,000 teachers, decries influx of children from Benin, Niger
OYSCATECH joins list of beneficiaries of TETFund

Why We Can’t Remove Fuel Subsidy Now – FG
NASS Leadership: We Are Not Opposed To Lobbying PDP Senators – APC
There’s Hope For Chibok Girls’ Return – President
Group Urges FG To Protect Rights Of Mining Communities
Philippines Confirms Death Of Islamist Group Leader
NGO Organises Free Training For 380 Women In Abuja, Jos
‘Why Deputy Senate Presidency May Elude South East’
Abe To Oshiomhole: Stop Promoting Illegality In Rivers APC
Amosun Played God With APM, Says Ex-Ogun Speaker
Will el-Rufai’s Re-election End Insecurity, Disunity In Kaduna?
Atiku: APC’s Cameroonian Citizenship Claim, Diversionary – PDP
NAICOM Orders Insurance Firms To Train Directors On IFRS 9
East-West Gas Pipeline: NNPC Commends Oilserv
Aviation Union Issues 7-Day Ultimatum To NiMET
UK Eke: Accolade For A Renown Banker
Dangote Group: Adding Value To Nigeria’s Economic Growth
U-17 AFCON: Golden Eaglets Beat Tanzania In 9-goal Thriller
Salah Returns Liverpool To Top Of EPL Log
Sports Minister Backs Super Eagles For 2019 AFCON Title
NBBF Crisis: Dalung Urges Kida, Umar Factions To Embrace Dialogue
Woods Claims 1st Major Title In 14 Years
EDITORIAL: Challenges Of Securing Nigeria’s Vast Borders
Re: Kebbi Residents Lament One Week Blackout
Dabiri -Erewa And The UAE Robbery: Matters Arising
What North-East Pensioners Need From Governors-elect
Defining The Role Of A State Chief Operating Officer
Police Launch Manhunt For Killers Of Policemen, Monarch
Police Kill 9 Bandits On Abuja-Kaduna Road
C/River Suspends 4 Health Workers For Manhandling Pregnant Woman
NOUN Unveils Centre For African Studies
ASUU Blames Rising Insecurity On Poor Funding Of Education
‘Nasarawa Govt Expends N12m Quarterly On Public Schools’
Nigeria Has 10m Out-of-school Children – FG

The Guardian
No plan to remove fuel subsidy now, FG insists
Govs Ortom, Ishaku abroad as Taraba, Benue burn
Banks’ soaring profits and customers’ losses, ignorance
Stakeholders seek genuine reconciliation in Kogi State APC
17 more detained over China blast that killed 78
Officers involved in Ajegunle shooting spree arrested, inspector declared wanted
Four persons beheaded in Lagos cult clash
Edo Assembly’s total victory a referendum, says APC
Atiku’s server story designed to confuse judiciary, says Arise
All Hail The Tiger…Woods wins fifth Masters title 14 years after
At NBBF AGM, Kida regrets crisis in federation, calls for cooperation
LSGA, FIG collaborate to develop gymnastics in Lagos
Erico, Dosu disagree with Rohr over Nigerian goalkeepers
Eagles will not underrate any opponent in Egypt, says Amapakabo
Nigeria reclaims boys’ singles title at ITTF African Junior/ Cadet Championship
Internal crisis threatens APC’s victory in Zamfara
Echoes of demand for restructuring at ARG retreat in Ekiti
Why 52% is enough to create change Editorial: Review status of under-performing parties
Marriage and allied matters
Awolowo, WNTV and the barbarians
Nigeria’s heroine in captivity: Let Leah go
How women-led businesses can transform Africa
Nigeria’s recurring budget intrigues and unending development woes
‘Risk managers must be alert to identify new risks in banking sector’
Index falls further as investors look for economic direction
FCMB organises free training, tasks SMEs on economy


Imo Election: Army Hands Over 115 Suspects To Police
Obaseki Not Stingy, Says Chief Of Staff
Lagos Assembly: Amuwo-Odofin Residents Lament Absence Of PDP
Disarm Killer Herdsmen In Ndokwa Land, USIL Tells FG
Cameroonian Citizenship: APC’s Claim Diversionary —PDP
2020: Edo APC Passes Vote Of Confidence On Obaseki
9th NASS: APC Not Opposed To Lobbying PDP Senators, Reps
Buhari, Atiku Non-Nigerians — IPOB
MTN Still In The Process Of Becoming Public Liability Company – SEC
Ninth NASS Leadership : APC’s Strategy To Check PDP
Death In NSCDC Custody: Human Rights Lawyer In Ondo Drags Command To Court
Election Rigging Worse Than Stealing Billions — Onaiyekan
AFCON Pitches Rohr Against In-Laws
AACN Woos International Investors, Showcases Opportunity In Capital Market
NSE To Leverage Alternative Platforms For Capital Raise
Canvasses Independence Of Central Bank For Accountability Of Policies
Atiku Pays Tribute To Late Justice Mamman Nasir
North now land of bandits, says Northern Elders Forum
No removing subsidy, says FG as fuel shortage worsens nationwide
How Nigeria can catch up with US, China – Ikokwu
Breaking: No plan to remove subsidy now, FG insists
Atiku, PDP, Ozekhome, others blast APC over argument at Presidential election tribunal
We’ll miss lone PDP member in Lagos Assembly — FESTAC residents
White House denies Trump inciting violence against Muslim lawmaker
AFCON pitches Rohr against in-laws
AFCON Draw: Guinea Captain tips Eagles as group favourites
We ‘ll approach every game like a cup final – Moses
AFCON draw: Madagascar newspaper dismisses Eagles’ threat
Okumagba to lead 200 Super Eagles supporters to Egypt
Shaibu, Ogie celebrate with Enogie of Egbaen on daughter’s wedding
‘Shazam!’ holds off newcomers to top box office again
Models must not engage in illegal activities…. Queen Moremi
MTN still in the process of becoming public liability company – SEC
Man arrested for producing adulterated drinks blames hardship
OAU Muslims graduates performs free surgery for 45 patients
Kajuru killings: An eye for an eye
ZONING CONTROVERSY: No going back on plans to produce Senate President, House Speaker


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