News Headlines Apr 17, 2019. Headlines From Nigeria’s Major Newspapers

News Headlines Apr 17, 2019. Headlines From Nigeria’s Major Newspapers

Compiled by Demola Adefajo

The Punch
Atiku to call Microsoft, IBM experts as witnesses, gives ‘details’ of INEC servers
Nigeria loses N353bn to illegal gold mining in three years, IYC, Bayelsa kick
Petrol landing cost now N180 per litre, says Kachikwu
Drama as EFCC rearrests Justice Ofili-Ajumogobia
Court admits confessional video of Islamic cleric who beheaded worshipper
Three cops, four others sentenced to death for kidnapping
Banker remanded in prison over N36m debt
9th National Assembly speaker: APC adopts Gbajabiamila
Molten iron kills four Ogun workers in Indian steel company
Criminals converging on West Africa, Interpol warns
Nigeria loses N353bn to illegal gold mining in three years, IYC, Bayelsa kick
Petrol landing cost now N180 per litre, says Kachikwu
FCT administration pulls down AIT structures over illegal encroachment
Community leader allegedly rapes 12-year-old girl in Edo
JAMB screens 1.3 million UTME results over impersonation, others
Customs begin recruitment of 3,200 officers
How to keep your online transactions secure
Outrage over death of two men in police custody
Panic as caterpillar rams into 11 buses in Imo
Police arrest dismissed cop for alleged gun-running
Woman accuses police of releasing robbery suspect without charges
9th National Assembly: Another Rep, Okafor, declares speakership bid
El-Rufai asks political appointees to resign by April 30
National Assembly leadership: APC youths back Lawan, zonal leaders caution party
INEC presents certificates of return to Wike, others
INEC halts release of committee’s findings
Customs begin recruitment of 3,200 officers
How to keep your online transactions secure
Forex market gets $210m CBN boost
Nigeria faces daunting economic challenges — US envoy
Inflation rate dropped to 11.25% in March, says NBS
It’s crunch time for City, admits Guardiola
U-17 AFCON: Eaglets target World Cup return
Teranga Lions confirm Eagles friendly
Women’s World Cup: Dalung seeks Buhari’s intervention over funds delay
Falcons to play Mali, Niger, B’Faso in WAFU Cup
Three things we learned from Barcelona v Man Utd
Late Aretha Franklin, Ellen Reid awarded 2019 Pulitzer Prize
Nigerians react on twitter as ‘Game of Thrones’ returns
Nigeria’s Famuyiwa to direct upcoming ‘Star Wars’ series
Game of Thrones fans fired up for final season
Frequent urination at night may be a sign of hypertension – Study
‘Be cautious with cesarean-section’
Public toilet facilities, legislation’ll check open defecation – Experts
500 benefit from free cataract surgery
Obstructive Sleep Apnea (OSA)
Old students boost CMUL with dental equipment
Google kicks off research to solve African problems using AI
Editorial: Curb export of crimes abroad
Will the Nigerian judiciary deliver electoral justice?
Re: Ogun State’s mismanaged advantage
The new Aryan arrogance
Deepening the stock market via derivatives: Lessons from South Korea

The Nation
Skipping Rope Sport: US coaches to arrive Nigeria Wednesday
High debt profile not worrisome to us, says Edo Govt
Nigeria ready to host Africa Nations Beach V’ball Cup, says Nimrod
UCL: Ajax eliminate Ronaldo’s Juventus with scintillating display 1
Barcelona reach Champions League semi-finals with Messi exhibition against Manchester United
Buhari rallies APC Reps for Assembly leadership battle
Policemen, others to die for kidnapping woman
Diaspora remittances hit $24.3b
Onnoghen’s resignation not enough, say SANs
Seven dead in Kwara State road accident
Policemen, others to die for kidnapping woman
Diaspora remittances hit $24.3b
Alleged N21b: Ex-Air chief Amosu, others opt for plea bargain
Jostle for Senate President assumes a new dimension
Breaking: APC adopts Gbajabiamila, zones deputy slot to North-Central
PENCOM has confidence in ad hoc committee’s leadership’
17 kilometres irrigation project to cost $32m in Jigawa
‘Wike should address insecurity’
Tricycles banned in Asaba
34 shops burnt as fire razes Iponri shopping centre
El-Rufai sacks political appointees
Corps members renounce cultism, drug abuse
Two farmers killed, three injured in Ekiti
Ibadan-based lawyer kidnapped
INEC Chairman Yakubu: votes now count
Wike, others get Certificates of Return
Fayemi’s dream team comes on board
Are supplementary elections legal?
Borno elders: we didn’t endorse Ndume for Senate Presidency
Vote buying: EFCC arrests suspects, seizes huge cash
A case for Waziri Bulama as APC National Secretary
Dickson lifts embargo on promotion of civil servants
BoI okays N3billion for MSMEs
NOVA Merchant Bank gets investment rating
FBN Holdings posts N59.7b full-year profit
‘Investors should diversify their assets’
Firm suspends production over growing losses
Firms scale NCP’s hurdle for Afam power bid
Court admits video of cleric confessing to beheading woman
Task force arrests 15 for street trading
Man charged with kidnapping
Four unemployed men accused of cultism
Two arraigned for allegedly stealing cocoa
Man, 42, remanded for allegedly defiling minor
Mushin residents protest power outage, estimated billing
‘25,000 underage Nigerians use tobacco products daily’
Police in Anambra arrest 151 suspected cultists
Police arrest suspected killers of herdsman in Ebonyi
Woman arrested for poisoning husband in Kano
Gunmen kill 23-year-old female admission seeker in Aba
Three arrested over UTME centre scam in Lagos
Edo records 20,000 increase in public school enrolment
OAU students protest alleged proscription of unionism
Sokoto varsity matriculates 2,074 students
JAMB gives update on 2019 UTME exams process, results
Olamide, Eniola Badmus named on Ogun Economic Transition Committee
K1, others for Alado’s 20th coronation anniversary
R. Kelly’s bank account in the red
Journalist to screen film on SDGs
Scheduled for May 3 Nigerian premiere, ‘Between’ gets review
‘The Savior’ movie premieres
Moghalu’s faux lyrical
Editorial: Citizen Umoru

ThisDay

I Will Protect Independence of the Legislature, Says Lawan
Court Discharges Suspended SEC DG, Gwarzo, Other of N115m Fraud Allegations
I Will Protect Independence of the Legislature, Says Lawan
•Youth group backs Senate leader •Ndume adamant despite losing Borno gov’s support •APC formally endorses…
Inflation Dips to 11.25% in March
•Consumers pay less for cooking fuel
INEC’s Return of Buhari as President Unlawful, Atiku Insists
•Asks tribunal to declare him winner
EFCC Re-arrests Ofili-Ajumogobia, Plans Fresh Charge
•Fani-Kayode flays action
Report: NNPC’s Financial Records Insufficient for Govt Oversight
We Didn’t Ask Buhari for 1m Migrants, Says Canadian Embassy
Ibadan Lawyer, Adetunmbi, Kidnapped in Osun
Gowon: Fuel Scarcity Caused by Non-implementation of My Plans
Court Issues Production Warrant to DSS over Dasuki
FAAN to Withdraw Services in MM2, Gombe, Other Airports over Debts
Report: West Africa’s Mobile Money to Hit $70bn in 2023
Uduk: One Year as SEC DG
FG Sets Price for Flared Gas in NGFCP
El-Rufai Sacks Political Appointees
NEED TO CONSOLIDATE OUR POLITICAL PARTIES
RAISING A FULL GLASS TO NWOKO
November 2 Election, a Battle Between Federal Might and Bayelsa People, Says Dickson
INEC Presents Certificate of Return to Wike, Deputy, Others
APC Deputy Spokesman Opposes Gbajabiamila’s Bid for Speaker
Who Speaks for Kwara?
Battle For Bayelsa’s Creek Haven Commences
FG Sets Price for Flared Gas in NGFCP
Dan-Fulani: Health Insurance Scheme Will Minimise Catastrophic Expenses
Gemmell: CWEIC Working on Attracting Investors into Nigeria
Metrology Key to Economic Devt, Says SON DG
Expert Urges FG to Review VAT Law, Border Policing
Ex HOS: I Regret not Solving NUT Crisis in Kebbi
Man Utd, Juventus Knocked Out as Barca, Ajax Hit S’finals
Onyekuru Rues World Cup Miss, Eyes AFCON 2019 in Egypt
WAFU B Cup: Falcons to Play Mali, Niger, Burkina Faso
With our New Stadium, We Must be Contenders, Says Pochettino
Alleged Tax Evasion: Court Renews Okocha’s Arrest Warrant
EDITORIAL: INNOCENT NIGERIANS IN FOREIGN JAILS

Daily Trust
Porto pinning hopes of famous comeback on Marega
It’s crunch time for City, admits Guardiola
NPFL play-off will be a different ball game, says Abd’Allah
Lobi Stars vow to end Rangers unbeaten run in Enugu
Pella pounds Cilic for Monte Carlo upset win
Sultan tasks FG on politics, religion
Nigeria remains threatened by security challenges – FG
My lawyer qualified to practise in Nigeria, Atiku tells INEC
‘APC’s micro-zoning of NASS positions recipe for chaos’
‘What has made us standout for 35 years is quality’
At meeting with Buhari, Gbajabiamila endorsed for speaker
Sultan tasks FG on politics, religion
Court discharges, acquits suspended SEC DG, Gwarzo
Borno elders deny endorsing Ndume for senate presidency
‘NASS leadership should reflect national spread’
Wike gets certificate of return, says ‘I’m tired of being governor’
N37bn saved from mistakes in MDAs’ promotion arrears claims — AGF
Nigeria, 4 others to get $20m to fund solar projects
CSO reacts to FG’s action on out-of-school children
Gunmen kidnap lawyer in Osun
National Assembly wades into Army, FCT peoples’ feud
Better the devil you know
Chibok Girls: Five years of angst; five years of struggle
Nigerians in Ghana: The wall has fallen!
10 enchanting facts about Notre Dame Cathedral
850 yr-old Notre Dame goes down in flames
Court strikes out corruption suit against Justice Ofili-Ajumogobia, Obla
NDLEA arrest 182 suspects for drug abuse, trafficking in Katsina state
Student sentenced to 2-year in prison for stealing from church
Editorial: Single digit loans for creative industry
Customs begins recruitment of 3,200 officers, men
Workers beg Buhari on minimum wage
Passengers, motorists stranded as aviation unions protest at Lagos airport
FG to begin payment of N10.3 bn debt to Agro-dealers this week – Official
Sokoto university matriculates 2,074 students for 2018/2019 academic session
Court orders DSS to produce Dasuki
Court discharges, acquits suspended SEC DG, Gwarzo
After ACJA, experts push for more funding in prosecutions

The Sun

2019 polls: How EFCC frustrated vote-buying –Magu
Fayemi, Kalu, Daniel, others for Freedom Online lecture
Court orders DSS to produce Dasuki
5 injured, 70 tricycles damaged as Keke operators clash in Onitsha
Judge freed, arrested, faces fresh charges
Zamfara govt, leaders allowed killings to fester –CAN
Atiku gives tribunal evidence of result from INEC server
2019 polls: How EFCC frustrated vote-buying –Magu
3 die in Jigawa well
Bizman petitions Buhari on plan to build world’s biggest LED board
FG to train 25,000 civil servants by 2020
Ogun: I’ll inaugurate projects till May 28 –Amosun
Lenten talk: Olumakaiye calls for peace, unity
UPP, APGA set to merge ahead of 2023 elections
NASS leadership open to all irrespective of party -Yusuf
Why traditional rulers opposed Ambode’s second term bid -Durosimi
2019: Why we endorsed APC in Lagos -Ogbonna
Resign by April 30, El-Rufai tells appointees
ABCON advocates implementation of power sector reforms
Customs opens portal to recruit 3,200 officers
NPA board decries condition of port access road
Jaiz Bank secures N3bn from BoI to finance MSMEs
EFCC, ICPC set to go after NDDC contractors
Bayelsa governorship poll: PDP warn members against anti-party activities
Ayo Foundation holds Easter Basketball Camp
John Ogu quits Hapoel Be’er Sheva
Cameroon to host CHAN 2020
Onyekuru rues World Cup miss, eyes AFCON
Trump to honour Tiger Woods with Presidential Medal of Freedom
AFCON 2019: Eagles beware, Shorunmu cries out
U-17 AFCON: We’re condemned to berth in Brazil – Atume
…Zenith Bank charges team to grab World Cup ticket
Senegal confirms Super Eagles friendly
CAF appoints Hajji as new Sec Gen
I hate adultery, so my man must be romantic –Nazareth Jesse
Chibok girls: Five years after
Dabiri-Erewa and the UAE robbery
Airtel’s ‘Gele mi…’ TVC
Onnoghen: The allegory of a dysfunctional state (2)
Witches and wizards: What are they?
Proofs Christians & Muslims worship same God (3)
10 Villa workers rewarded for diligence
Day Catholic group celebrated annunciation feast in Abuja
Before Buhari’s appointments
Chibok girls: Five years after
Willie Obiano’s strides
Harnessing the benefits of synergy in public service
Dogon Gada, where rain brings hard luck
IGPMU flushes out 60 suspected kidnappers, robbers
Damaged bridge cuts off Imo community
Pencom, NIMASA, CBN shine at Enugu trade fair
ESUT female student makes wave hawking ‘okpa’
Igbo begin new planting season
APCON, not a monetised agency – Iyoha, Acting Registrar
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Tribune

Inflation falls to 11.25 per cent ― NBS
Shine your eyes, Canada tells Nigerians, denies begging Buhari for one million immigrants
FCTA demolishes illegal structures at AIT premises over encroachment…
INEC presents certificate of return to Wike for second term
BREAKING: Why we demolished AIT building ― FCT Minister
Ondo loses $1.2million to data falsification
Nigeria holds 2019 world book fair
Keystone Bank, others partner Mojec to roll out prepaid meters
Train crushes 2 persons to death in Kano
Lagos PDP crisis deepens as Adewale takes over secretariat with his supporters
Why Taxify changed name to Bolt
Presidency raises concern over misrepresentation of N42bn SEZ plans
Internet users in Nigeria hit 114.7m in February ― NCC
Atiku, his citizenship and electoral battle

Leadership

Fresh Crisis Looms In APC Over Micro-zoning Of NASS Leadership
FG To Recapitalise Bank Of Agric With N250bn – Ogbeh
Court Orders DSS To Produce Dasuki
‘We Blocked FCT Minister’s Gate Over Our Ancestral Land’
Why We Demolished AIT Structures – FCTA
Nigeria Customs Begins Recruitment Of 3,200 Officers
We Can’t Argue With PDP Outside The Court – INEC
INEC Presents Certificate Of Return To Wike, Others
Count SGF Out Of 2023 Politics – Adamawa Elders
Ajimobi Admonishes Journalists On Adherence To Professional Ethics
Anxiety Over Search For Gold In Suleja
Keystone Bank, Others Partner Mojec To Roll Out Prepaid Meters
Easter Promo: Ecobankpay Offers Special Discount To Shoppers
Oil Prices Nosedive On OPEC Decision To Boost Output
NNPC Reduces Contracting Cycle To 9 Months
U-17 AFCON: Golden Eaglets Confident Of Brazil 2019 Ticket
Nigeria Ready To Host Africa Beach Volleyball Championship — Nimrod
One.org Advocates Better Healthcare For Nigerians
Glamour At 9th Korea-Nigeria Poetry Feast
Cardi B’s Coachella Performace Excites Fans
Anxiety Over Search For Gold In Suleja
APC And Issues In Reps’ Speakership Zoning
EDITORIAL: PenCom And The House Of Representatives
The Role Of The NCC In National Security
The Middle Belt Forum And Lies On The Adara Crisis
Like Atiku, Like Shugaba Darman
Tribute To Justice Mamman Nasir
Citizens Expectation For The Next 4 Years

The Guardian

Atiku replies to Buhari, INEC, insists poll figures not false
Drama as EFCC rearrests Ofili-Ajumogobia for retrial
Fatigue hits Nigerian athletes after two days road trip to Abidjan
Communities lose N24.3b oil spill suit against Mobil
Taraba, Benue deputy governors move to end Tiv/Jukun clashes
Seven die in Kwara auto crash
Court convicts man over $26,520 internet fraud
Buhari condoles with France, Christians over Notre Dame inferno
El-Rufai gives political appointees April 30 to resign
Ajax stun Ronaldo’s Juventus to reach Champions League semi-final
Dembele better than Neymar, says Barca’s president
Guardiola charges fans to match players’ desire for City’s Champions League ambition
Pochettino waits on Alli’s fitness for clash against Man City
Lagos Games Festival debuts
Liverpool will be a formidable test for us, Conceicao admits
Battle to make parties supreme in a presidential system
Love Language: Why It’s Important In Your Relationship
Ajax stun Ronaldo’s Juventus to reach Champions League semi-final
Startup ventures 101
We should all be digital rights advocates
Editorial: Time to offload our unitary burden
Of government of debt and lamentation
Expectations from Buhari’s re-election
Lagos-Ibadan expressway reconstruction as killer
An eavesdropper’s putative account of a strategic meeting
ABCON calls for radical implementation of power sector reforms
Chams, Dangote Flourmills lead in stock market’s N94 billion gain
FAAN gives fresh withdrawal threat to airports over N2.6b debt
Afreximbank’s, AU’s digital plan to ease trade finance flows
Autusbridge, Telynet partner for business mobility seminar
ISPON hosts top software echelon at president’s dinner cruise
New Horizon offers $6000 seed funding for techprenuers
Konga diversifies, eyes acquisition of pharmacy chain
Nigeria may be certified polio-free in December
Mosquito, tick-borne diseases set to flourish in warmer climes

Vanguard

Ihedioha Wants Diaspora Imo To Play Active Role In Governance
Bayelsa Guber: PDP Warns Members Against Anti-Party Activities
Ugborodo Community Youths Vow To Stop PANOCEAN, Chevron Operations
Army Smashes Biggest Camp Operated By Oil Thieves In Delta
Girl Child Education Beyond Enrolment In School, But… – UNICEF
FG Saves N37bn From MDAs, Assures Of Payment Of Promotion Arrears
Continuous Assault, Killings By Uniformed Men Will Make Nigeria Collapse, Omotola Tells Buhari, Osinbajo
NASS: We Won’t Repeat Mistakes Of 2015 In 2019, Oshiomhole Vows
Police Confirm The Unjust Killing Of A Town Union Leader In Anambra
BPE Prepares BoA For Privatization With N250bn Proposed Capitalization
Petroleum Prices: Fuel Remains Steady As Kerosene, Diesel Climb
Malpractice: JAMB Arrests Children Of CBT Centre Owner In Lagos
As MMIA Road Comes Alive
Octogenarian Ex-NYSC Boss Agonises Over Unpaid Gratuity, Pension
Interpol, FG To Sign MoU On Information System
We Are Here To Eliminate Middlemen, PricePointe Boss
Benue, Taraba Move To End Inter Communal Crisis In Border Communities
9th NASS: Fresh crisis looms in APC over leadership slots
Ninth NASS leadership: No C’ttee Chairmanship for opposition – Oshiomhole
Court issues production warrant to DSS to produce Dasuki on May 24 for trial
Breaking: Electoral corruption, worst form of corruption- Ibrahim Magu
Amosun pledges to commission projects till midnight of May 28
Okorocha lists his administration’s achievements
INEC explains delay in concluding Imo North election
Atiku, PDP disagree with INEC on ‘server result’, say Yakubu committed grave errors
Senate Presidency : Youth Forum throws weight behind Lawan
Speakership: Okafor formally declares intention to run
AFCON: Amuneke predicts early exit for Eagles, Egypt, Senegal, others
Ebuehi doubtful for AFCON selection
Eagles to play Senegal in AFCON friendly
Oboh tasks Nigerians to emulate late Samuel Okwaraji
Mikel eager to help Boro up, down plays contract extension
Continuous assault, killings by uniformed men will make Nigeria collapse, Omotola tells Buhari, Osinbajo
Michael Obasuyi returns with ‘Worship & Praise Experience’
Nigerians react on twitter as ‘Game of Thrones’ returns
Chinese netizens blast censored Game of Thrones
Police arrest 3 suspected internet fraudsters for impersonating Sunny Ade
NYSC: Ugwuanyi wants corps members to participate actively in nation building
Catholic faithful in fervent prayers for arrest of gangsters who raped member to death
NIMC attains infor security standards for data protection
OAU student emerges best pharmacy brain in Nigeria

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