News Headlines Apr 1, 2019. Headlines From Nigeria’s Major Newspapers

News Headlines Apr 1, 2019. Headlines From Nigeria’s Major Newspapers

Compiled by Demola Adefajo

The Punch
Speakership: APC Reps, others back Gbajabiamila, PDP to meet lawmakers-elect
Suspension: Delayed Appeal Court’s decisions worry Onnoghen’s lawyers
I can cause trouble for Nigeria if provoked —Nnamdi Kanu
Couple, their two kids, 9 others die in Bauchi road accident
Commercial banks to pay N103bn taxes to FIRS
I can cause trouble for Nigeria if provoked —Nnamdi Kanu
PDP tells Osinbajo to stop lying against the party
FG‘ll revert to Jan-Dec budget cycle in 2020 –Minister
Parents, teachers lament sorry state of Lagos school
Family seeks justice as man allegedly murders friend over live-in lover
SS3 pupil falls from mango tree, dies in Ondo
Ogun farmer shoots two dead, threatens to kill eight others
Oppressive bank charges: Mr President, please stop this daylight robbery
Police promote three CPs to AIG, 8,913 senior officers
Wike’s wife urges mothers to be hard-working
Man nabbed for transporting fuel from vandalised NNPC pipeline
Man watching football shot dead by SARS in Lagos
Lagos residents protest alleged Police killing of young man
Afenifere vows to continue agitation for restructuring
Kwara PDP denies being behind governor-elect’s ordeal
APGA, PDP want fresh gov poll in Zamfara, Katsina
Slovaks elect woman as president for the first time
Allah knows there was no primary in Zamfara APC —Marafa
We’re disappointed by Supreme Court’s judgment, says Gana’s team
We’ll produce 65.4 million litres of petrol, others daily –Dangote
Rainy season: Beware of thunderstorm, NCAA tells pilots, airlines
Nigeria’s instant electronic payment hits 1.34 million
FG begins process to simplify property registration
Ighalo scores in Shenhua’s first win
Late win sends Liverpool back to top
Insurance beat Wikki in Benin
Finalists battle for Delta Principals’ Cup
NPFL: MFM hold Enyimba, El-Kanemi beat Akwa 4-1
Adekuoroye best wrestler at African championships
Private varsities can better manage TETFund allocations –VC, Elizade University
We toughened SIM card replacement to stop fraud – NCC
Connect Nigeria to empower SMEs with social, technology skills
Editorial: Lagos Trade Fair complex, another wasting asset
National Assembly and the leadership jostle: Matters arising
Oppressive bank charges: Mr President, please stop this daylight robbery
Magun and Audu Ogbeh’s impotent sermon

The Nation
Governors push for Lawan in race for Senate President
Former Lagos City Council Clerk Fashinro dies at 99
Lagos retains Fitch’s B+ rating despite Visionscape payments default
Rivers APC kicks as INEC resumes collation of March 9 elections results
Southwest won’t play second fiddle again, say Ooni, Fayemi’s aide
Fidelity Bank to pay N3.2b dividend to shareholders
Panic in Ogun community as farmer kills two
Air Force probes flogging of bandits by personnel
Gbajabiamila: Why I want to be speaker
African leaders throng Glo stand at Kigali forum
13 dead, 6 injured in Bauchi auto crash
EFCC: No teams set up to quiz outgoing governors
Northwest, Northcentral jostle for Speaker’s position
Fed Govt restates call to combat illicit cash flows
‘Optimising value chain key to economic growth’
Academics urged to study Tinubu’s philosophy
Reps leadership: North-West new members adopt Kawu Sumaila
Pro NC coalition vows to resist APC leadership on Speakership choice
2023: ‘Yoruba should speak with one voice’
Ondo APC: My case still intact, says Abraham
Sokoto rerun: We”ll reclaim our stolen mandate, APC chairman tells members
Ighalo, Musa, Iwobi are top contenders
Nigeria retains women’s title
Osoba voted best boxer
Ighalo scores again
Dramatic late win over Spurs puts Liverpool back on top
Ranieri’s problems mount as Napoli whip Roma 4-1
Fidelity Bank to pay N3.2b dividend to shareholders
Investors lose N49b on equities in Q1
Insurance crucial to economic development, say experts
Accenture hikes forecast as digital investments pay off
Bill to let banks work with cannabis firms advances in U.S. House
TUC: N30, 000 minimum wage eroded by inflation
Taxi driver speeds off with hit LASTMA official
APRIL 1, 2019
How fraudsters hypnotised, duped me, says victim
Task force seizes 109 motorcycles
Lagos confirms closure of ‘illegal’ clinic
I’m ready to face PDP in court, says Ganduje
‘Why Bayelsa is no longer safe’
Cleric urges Nigerians to support Buhari’s anti- corruption crusade
Proprietress offers cheap, free education to pupils, orphans
The voice of Chi
Editorial: Please don’t sell
Majority party, majority power

APC Senators-elect Move against Party’s Choice of Senate President
Gbajabiamila Declares Bid for Speaker
Malami Plotting to Scuttle Rivers Gov Poll Result Collation, PDP Alleges
INEC starts to tally figures tomorrow
Nigerian Stocks Now Cheapest among African Peers
Nigeria Ranks Sixth Most Miserable Country in the World
• Report shows Nigeria is sinking under Buhari, says PDP
Defence Minister Blames Insurgency for Nigeria’s Declining Participation in Peace-keeping Operations
• MNJTF kills Boko Haram commander, 15 others in Lake Chad
Lassa Fever Killed 117 in Three Months
• N132bn lost to malaria annually
Bandits Kill 10 Farmers in Zamfara Attack
NCAA Directs Traffic Controllers to Close Airspace over Bad Weather
Afreximbank Identifies Challenges to Cross Border Investments
Obi Commends Tinubu’s Position on Proposed VAT Increase
GTBank: We’re Taking Legal Steps on Issues with Innoson Motors
You Lied against Me, Dokpesi Tells Immigration Service
Access Bank Unveils New Brand Identity
Dakuku Hails Appeal Court Judgment on NLNG, NIMASA Dispute
• We are law-abiding, says gas company
Zamfara: APGA Asks Tribunal to Order Fresh Polls Without APC
PDP Loses Former Minister, Adedoja to APC
Speakership: South-south House Members Back Gbajabiamila
APC Sets up Committee to Investigate Buhari’s Defeat in Anambra
‘No Matter Who Wins, the Collation Will Not Stand’
Rivers Waits with Bated Breath
‘Why We Walked Out of Rivers INEC Stakeholders Meeting’w
NNPC, Oil Marketers Strengthen Partnership on Petrol Supply
African CEOs Show Keen Interest in Glo’s Digital Solutions
LCCI Holds Forum on Regulatory Environment
Okowa Inaugurates Task Force on Irregular Migration
Assombalonga Hails Hardworking Mikel Obi at M’boro
Rohr Happy with Array of Strikers at Disposal
Ndidi Hails Rodgers for Transforming Leicester
Star Lager Unveils First Ever Football Kit for “Unmissable” Match
FIFA Scribe, Samoura Arrives as Lagos Set for 2nd AITEO-NFF Awards
Team Nigeria Begins Campaign at WJC, AJCC in Ghana
Okwoju, Adegboyega Shine at DOAM 2019 Championship
Ita Faaji: Preventing Another Building Collapse

Daily Trust
Speaker: Gbajabiamila faces 8 contenders despite APC’s position
Plane crash: Osinbajo says my death would have caused trouble
Dangote refinery to produce 65.4m litres of petrol, diesel daily
NUC reviewing university curriculum, Ex-Sec
Police commission promotes 8,916 senior police officers
Flight disruptions loom as rainy season begins
Nigeria ranked 6th on world’s most miserable country index
Police IG’s children wed in Lafia
Dangote refinery to produce 65.4m litres of petrol, diesel daily
Tension in Jigawa Assembly over new leadership
PDP to INEC: Declare Wike winner of Rivers gov’ship poll
My case on Zamfara APC primaries beyond me — Marafa
56 qualify for finals of President Buhari Golf Cup tourney
That an outsider won shows no partiality – Kaduna Golf Club’s Mugambo
I am playing for the first time on Kaduna Golf Course – Winner
SEC is implementing over 70% of Master plan initiatives – DG
‘It’s impossible to meter all electricity consumers without reflective tariff regime’
Residents protest high electricity billing in Gwagwalada
Foundation wants awareness on Down Syndrome
11 Plc renovates 21 classrooms in Apapa
Different states, different strokes
The legislature as toll gate
For a gritty, stable 9th House of Reps
UKRAINE: Comedian leads presidential contest – exit poll
ALGERIA: Tycoon Ali Haddad ‘arrested at Tunisia border’
SLOVAKIA: Caputova becomes Slovakia’s first female president
Customs arrests four, intercepts 6,102 bags of rice, others
Anambra arrests 75 illegal revenue collectors
Police arrest cultists’ armourer in Lagos
Editorial: Rethink inconclusive elections
On the realities of spurring employment via technology – Part IV
FG charges NAS to attract funding partners
IXPN now regional internet exchange for West Africa with African Union’s support
PENGASSAN set to confront industrial issues
Obaseki mulls compulsory medical test for Edo workers
Oluwo wants FG to create commission to cater for senior citizens
appointment of KWASU VC
Auchi poly sacks 17 staff, downgrades 10 over money, gratification for marks
Opportunites for government jobs shrinking, says Edo governor

The Sun
House of Reps top positions: North Central, N’West, S’West battle
Bail revocation: I’ll fight for my right in UK court –Kanu
EFCC debunks raising team to quiz outgoing governors
Just IN: Ailing Bouteflika set to resign
Access bank unveils new logo
Breaking: American Rapper Nipsey Hussle Shot Dead
PDP to AGF: Avoid unconstitutional acts in Rivers election
African companies mull Glo partnership
ISC: Onwa joins race for Lagos PG g
Kogi: My death would’ve put lots of people in trouble –Osinbajo
We’ll continue agitation for restructuring –Afenifere
Enforcement of court order: GT vows to take all legal steps
APC, PDP biker over polls’ militarisation
Senate presidency: South East quest legitimate -Basorun
Igbo deserve to produce senate president -Nnadiekw
Oba-Oliver rejects rerun poll result
Access bank unveils new logo
Safety: NCAA warns pilots, airline owners of thunderstorm threats
Tax holiday: Appeal Court dismisses NLNG’s case against NIMASA
Zeno Digital begins free digital access to commuters today
Nestle trains 30,000 Nigerians on sorghum, millet farming
Polls: APC sets up panel to probe abysmal failure in Anambra
Why I want to be Reps Speaker: Gbajabiamila
Ahead AFCON 2019: Eagles striking options excites Rohr
Ighalo: I rejected Barca over bench role
Dennerby: Our target is to play in World Cup final
… Ogebe determined to keep her place in Super Falcons
Man City go back to the top of EPL
Allegri: Juventus will not risk Ronaldo against Ajax
2019 African Championship: Adekuoroye crowned Africa’s Best Wrestler in Tunisia
Ighalo on target, as Shenhua secures first win of the season
Balogun determined to earn Brighton starting spot
Rodgers: Iheanacho’ll get better
Star Lager unveils Football Kit for “Unmissable” match
UCL Tour: Heineken brings Puyol to Nigeria
Lessons learnt from my stormy days –Georgina Onuoha
Igini: The attempt to nonsensify excellence
Nigeria: A state, nation or society?
Agenda for Nigeria’s next president
Imo State: Emeka Ihedioha arrives
Bum shorts and 6inch knee length heely boots!
Failure? No, you may be a late bloomer
Anxiety over possible clampdown on GTB’s headquarters by Innoson Motors
Election spend: Experts predict tougher times for Nigerians in Buhari’s 2nd term
We’re committed to growing Intra Africa Trade to $250bn by 2021 –Oramah, Afreximbank president
Creating wealth, jobs with poultry feed production
Increase funding to agric sector, Obasanjo urges banks
FG pledges to support Erisco Foods’ new products
Challenges of leadership in Africa

9th Assembly: North Central Dares APC As Bago Declares For Speaker
9th Senate: Ndume, Goje Set To Tackle Ahmed Lawan For Senate…
School Tragedy: ‘Head Boy’ Dies After Falling From Mango…
Nigerian Tribune Bags City People’s Newspapers Of The Year Award
9th Assembly: Gbajabiamila Joins Race For Office Of The Speaker
Black Sunday in Bauchi as man, wife, two children, 9 others perish in road accident
Osun Osogbo, major boost to Nigeria’s economy ― Ataoja
How South West govs can reduce unemployment ― ITF
Help my son or he’ll die, father of stabbed student begs Bauchi gov-elect
Lagos Task Force impounds over 2,500 Okadas in 3 months
Export: APM terminals introduces new port charges
Afenifere to Fayemi: Find courage to face Buhari’s presidency ‘stonewalling’ restructuring
PSC approves promotion of 8,916 senior police officers
Court discharges Wabara, ex-Senate President of corruption charge fourteen years after
DELTA 2023: Don’t distract Gov Okowa, Onuesoke warns Politicians
Court Sentences Commercial Driver To 30 Years Imprisonment For Defiling Child
Farmer in court for allegedly stealing cocoa beans
FG To Set Up Cashew Processing Plants In 4 States ― Ogbeh
Why SIM card replacement process is stringent ― NCC
FG distributes 300 rice mills to farmers, millers in states
South-West: 6,102 bags of rice seized in 2019 Q1 ― Customs
S/Africa Calls For Urgent Meeting Of Ambassadors Over Xenophobic Attacks
Slovakia elects first female president
Using A Borrowed Laptop? Here Is How To Leave No Traces
Look Before You Leap Into Extra Marital Affairs

The Guardian
Suspension of the freeze mandate by FIRS
NCC explains rigorous SIM card processes
9 die in Bauchi auto crash
Gbajabiamila affirms bid for speaker, APC group kicks
PEBEC’s claims in tatters with new $300m loss to gridlock
NNPC, oil marketers move against scarcity, urge PIGB passage
NCAA cautions pilots, airlines over imminent adverse weather
MOSOP decries ‘poor implementation’ of Ogoni cleanup
Malami to scuttle Rivers guber results collation, PDP claims
Group challenges fees Nigerians pay for TSA, ICPC begins review in MDAs
Ahmed denies influencing recruitment of new VC for Kwara varsity
Amnesty, others condemn re-arrest of Bayelsa journalist
Dennerby dreams of surpassing Falcons’ previous performances
Liverpool regain Premier League top position as Chelsea survive Cardiff
Samoura arrives as Second NFF-AITEO Awards hold today
Coach blames inferiority complex for Civil Defenders’ draw with Morocco’s AS Sale
Benzema saves Real Madrid blushes with late Huesca winner
Liverpool back on top as late own goal secures 2-1 win over Tottenham
Rivers on knife’s edge as INEC resumes collation of guber poll results
‘Why the president should be stripped of powers to appoint INEC chairman, IGP’
IPAC, CNPP say 17 parties didn’t adopt Audu’s son for Kogi gubernatorial poll
Oguntuase faults Appeal Court’s interpretation of public officer
Jay Z, Beyonce And More Win Big At The 50th NAACP Image Awards
Are You Making The Best Use Of Your Time At Work?
ASUU…when the clock strikes
Constituting the President’s next cabinet
2019: The great matter
Editorial: Overhauling the military in a democracy
RIMAN, AMCON partner to strengthen risk management practices
Unity Bank grows total assets by 51%
Babajide Sanwo-Olu urged to embrace insurance policy in state management
Apathy persists as investors ask for new policy direction
NIQS tables agenda for construction industry reform
Ogun completes MTR Garden, urges maintenance culture
Surveyors, FIABCI move to curb building collapse, unfold blueprint
Housing confab holds in New York
Regulating ‘manufacture’ of designer babies
Active substance from plant slows down aggressive eye cancer
Air pollution damages sex drive, fertility in men, study finds

9th NASS: Nobody Can Impose Candidates On Us – APC Lawmakers
Pension Fund Hits N8.7trn As More Contributors Join Scheme
Troops Kill Boko Haram Commander, 15 Others
Ukraine Presidential Election May Enter Second Balloting
BRISIN Advocates One Stop-shop For Recruitment In Nigeria
Commercial Riders Commend PMB Over Micro Pension Plan
Rivers: Issues As INEC Resumes Collation Of Results Tomorrow
Ohanaeze Chieftains Slam Kalu Over Igbo Leadership Claims
9th NASS: N’Central Reps And Clamour For Speakership
‘How Ganduje Won Kano Election’
Tuggar vs Bulkachuwa: Moral Burden On Justice Zainab
Micro Pension Plan: New Dawn For Informal Sector Players
Why We Adopted Stringent Processes For SIM Card Replacement – NCC
Win A Home Lottery Gets 3rd Winner
Experts Mull Survival Strategies For Capital Market
LCCI To Hold Roundtable On Regulatory Environment
EPL: Liverpool Back On Top After Late Drama
I’m Working Hard To Improve Super Eagles — Rohr
‘Atletico Will Fight For LaLiga Title Until The End’
Barty Beats Pliskova To Win Miami Open Title
Beach Volleyball Cup: We Will Shock Africa — Nigerian Coach
Kaduna Trade Fair Has Attracted More Investments – Dankaka
Nigerian Waters Safe For Business–Bello
How NASCON Allied is Rewarding Shareholders
Will Brambaifa’s Appointment Change Anything At NDDC?
EDITORIAL: Combating The Tuberculosis Scourge
Breaking Zamfara’s Gordian knot
Nigerian Prisons Turning Reformation Centres
The Imperative Of Zoning Senate Presidency To N’East
House Speakership: Making A Case For Gbajabiamila
Capturing Ajaokuta Steel In Next Level Agenda
Police Intercept Bunkered Fuel In Lagos
2019 Mock: JAMB Warns Candidates Against Lateness


4th Death From Mango Tree: Senior Prefect Falls To Death Trying To Pluck Fruit For Teacher
No To A Rubber-Stamp National Assembly
Fidelity Bank Grows Profits By 30.6% To N25bn
Utomi Wants Increased Institutional Support For Young Entrepreneurs
2ND AITEO-NFF AWARDS: FIFA Scribe, Samoura Arrives Lagos
We Met Akpabio 20 Times To Stop His Defection – Enoidem, PDP National Legal Adviser
Woman, Soldier And Combatant: The Evolution Of The Nigerian Army Women’s Corps
3,000 Exhibitors From 60 Countries To Participate In K 2019 Trade Fair In Germany
We’ve Shortage Of Hostel Accommodation, Water Supply, Katsina NYSC Laments
ASHON Is Ready For Commencement Of Commodities, Futures Exchange — Ezeagu
Zamfara Guber: Shinkafi Asks Tribunal To Order Fresh Polls Without APC, Candidate
Banking Stocks Undermine NSE Performance
Ihedioha Says Governing Task Very Burdensome
Ohanaeze Ndigbo Passes Vote Of Confidence On Nwodo
Heritage Bank Promotes Financial Inclusion Strategy On Global Money Week
Chris Uba Seeks Ifeanyi Uba’s Prosecution For Alleged Electoral Offences
Alleged N7.6bn Fraud: Ohanaeze Chieftains, Lawyers Fault Suspension Of Kalu’s Trial
Intrigues, tension as Gbaja, 16 others jostle for Reps Speakership
Expiration of Immunity: EFCC is not probing Amosun, Okocha, Yari
My death would’ve put many in trouble – Osinbajo
9th Assembly: Why I want to be Speaker – Gbajabiamila
Steve Hanke’s report shows Nigeria is sinking under Buhari – PDP
Living inside the dumpsite of death!
Breaking: Nigeria ranks 6 miserable country in the world
Four things women hate during sex – Princess Shyngle
Obasanjo should respect Buhari — Femi Adesina
The shocking, messy side of SUCCESS’ STORY: Yes, I wanted N1m compensation – Stephanie, lady who made recording
NEXT SENATE PRESIDENT: Oshiomhole’s riot act, ripples of the Lawan endorsement and fear of the PDP bloc vote
I cry for Buhari, governors and Nigerians
GTbank refutes Innoson’s takeover
Presidency plans to convert State House Medical Centre to clinic
Kwara youths won’t suffer under me – Abdulrazaq
‘Mikel is real rock in midfield’
NPFL: MFM hold Enyimba, El-Kanemi end Akwa United winning streak
Balogun admits frustration with fringe role at Brighton
Liverpool legend praises Ndidi after Leicester win
Warner Music, Chocolate City to create opportunities for African talents
Why Nigerian musicians can’t win Grammy award-Artiste
I’m not intimidated by any man – Titi Joseph
Fidelity Bank grows profits by 30.6% to N25bn
I bought gun for N30,000 for protection – Cult leader
Graduates of govt owned universities performs far better than graduates from private institutions – NANS