News Headlines Jan 17, 2020. Headlines From Nigeria’s Major Newspapers

News Headlines Jan 17, 2020. Headlines From Nigeria’s Major Newspapers

Compiled by Demola Adefajo

The Nation

UK launches fresh bid for Ibori’s loot
‘Ex-Governor Ahmed left seven months unpaid salaries’
Adekuoroye grabs gold in Italy
Imo governorship judgment painful but sound
Fed Govt, states, councils, revenue agencies share N716.3b
WOSEM to hold five-day revival
Fasoranti: let outfit go on
Talks on with leaders over Amotekun controversy, says Akande
Kwara govt won’t tolerate exam malpractices, says AbdulRazaq
2020: Akeredolu urges APC support groups to unite
Alternative fuel at N97 per litre coming
Patients chase health workers out of Ondo hospital
Supreme Court verdict on Ihedioha irreversible, say Agbakoba, others
Makinde betrayed us, Ibadan Obas allege
Fayemi: Amotekun aligns with Buhari’s security vision
Buhari for UK-Africa investment summit in London
Nigeria must preserve democracy, say Lawan, Fayemi, others
Nine die in commercial bus explosion
Girl-child’s education should be priority, Buhari tells Nigerians
Detained mother demands N350m compensation from DSS, Lebanese
Lagos seeks understanding over Okobaba relocation
Trial of Nyako, others: ‘EFCC can call more witnesses
Court orders EFCC official, six others to appear in Alao-Akala trial
Letter to Justice Minister Malami
APC urges Akande to reconcile aggrieved members
Nnamdi Kanu, Youth council, others back Amotekun
Sanwo-Olu redeploys commissioners
LASEMA gets 10 rescue boats
‘Several Nigerians can become homeowners before end of 2020’
AFAN acquires 200-hectares land for rice in Epe
Day policeman killed Kolade, by friends
Court remands two ‘Internet fraudsters’
NPC to digitalise issuance of birth, death certificates in Lagos 3:08 AM
PDP member shot dead in Delta
Actress Stephanie Linus shaves her hair
I’ve had several breast surgeries, says Ibinabo Fiberesima
Man gets one year for Internet fraud
Kano confiscates 145 cartons of illicit drugs
Khalil holds listening party tomorrow
Pupil cries in court on sighting ‘rapist’
Ubi Franklin appointed Special Adviser in Cross River
Yemi Alade partners firm
Imo: God confounding the wise
Court sentences three to death by hanging
The ethos of public service
Man remanded for ‘raping’ mentally-deranged
‘Artistes shun awards because they’re afraid of competition’
EFCC secures conviction of man over ‘fraud’
Two ‘wear’ army uniform, rob motorist
Killer-cop dismissed, remanded
UN expresses relief over release of three aid workers in Borno
Olumide, Dakore Akande’s love still waxing strong
Gunmen kill 28 in Zamfara
K1 Ultimate’s reward for patience
Ex-EFCC chief Farida Waziri’s new revelation
Policeman ‘kills’ youth leader in Abia over land
Friends, family remember Deji Tinubu
Wale Saranda’s midas touch
Bishop Kukah’s Consistent Inconsistency
Chukwuemeka Ike (1931 – 2020)
Ajayi’s release
On necessity for president of Igbo extraction
Amotekun: Southwest is in order
Western Nigeria Security Network: Malami got it wrong
Osoba: An intellectual icon at 85
Fuels market: Emerging paradigm shift and the Nigerian economy
Evil in our Father’s name
The future of Kannywood
Causes of disability or early death and their prevention (1)
USAID assisted 250,000 most vulnerable Nigerians in five years
NCDC names three new labs for yellow fever, measles, rubella
UCTH partners foundation on first open-heart surgery
Closing gaps in fight against malaria
Real sector burdened by high cost of borrowing
MTN unveils ‘Turns It Up’ campaign
Nigeria has largest ship tonnage in Africa, says Dakuku
Kaduna Customs generates N1.1bn in Q4
Blackout, as national grid collapses
Group supports Practitioners’ fees collection
NEF, FACAN sign MOU to access $5b Chinese fund
How to maximise Nigeria’s huge gas resources
10m farmers benefit from ABP
Universities urged to lead agric innovation in Africa
Boosting coffee production
FCT, Abuja Council fight dirty over tax money
Nigerians abroad back ACF’s call for dialogue, lists challenges
Laying ghost of Biafra to rest
I will not tolerate exam malpractice, Gov. AbdulRazaq warns
Gunmen abduct Ex- DSS officer in Benue
Amotekun product of Buhari’s vision on community policing – Fayemi
Fasoranti: let outfit go on
Nigerians abroad back ACF’s call for dialogue, lists challenges
Bayelsa will surely miss Dickson, says govt
Odubu, Ize-Iyamu, others are professional aspirants, says PDP
Ize-Iyamu, others blame Obaseki for APC crisis
Buses probe: Court fixes Feb. 27 to rule on validity of Ambode’s suit against lawmakers
Adekuoroye grabs gold in Italy
‘The Rock’ loses dad
Ganduje urged to release funds for GCK
Real sector burdened by high cost of borrowing
MTN unveils ‘Turns It Up’ campaign
Nigeria has largest ship tonnage in Africa, says Dakuku
Kaduna Customs generates N1.1bn in Q4
Group supports Practitioners’ fees collection
Patients chase health workers out of Ondo hospital
Nine die in commercial bus explosion
Lagos seeks understanding over Okobaba relocation
Sanwo-Olu redeploys commissioners
LASEMA gets 10 rescue boats
‘Several Nigerians can become homeowners before end of 2020’
WAEC blacklists 165 schools in Kwara for exam malpractices
AAUA: Our Health Centre has significantly improved
Actress Stephanie Linus shaves her hair
Ubi Franklin appointed Special Adviser in Cross River
Yemi Alade partners firm
‘Artistes shun awards because they’re afraid of competition’
Causes of disability or early death and their prevention (1)

The Punch

NBA faults AGF, Fayemi says security agencies partnered govs on Amotekun
Imo gov judgment: Supreme Court heavily compromised, has lost credibility, alleges PDP
Implementation of 7.5% VAT begins February 1 — Minister
Zamfara bandits kill 31 in fresh attacks, steal food
Ebonyi nursing mother’s corpse found in gutter
Detention: Edo woman sues DSS, Lebanese, demands N350m
Sanwo-Olu drops commissioner, appoints three others
How I helped Maina opened questionable account — Brother
Fela, Awo’s statues removed for development, says LASG
Police launch manhunt for soldiers who killed woman
Ex-banker defrauds 354 Nigerians of over N500m
Internet fraudster jailed, forfeits N29.2m to FG
Kaduna demolishes Abacha’s hotel, family protests
Buhari appoints Kingsley Obiora CBN deputy governor
Court remands Internet fraudster for setting girlfriend ablaze
The balcony of my mansion is a slum
UK renews bid to seize £117m Ibori loot
Soldier stabs Kaduna trader to death
We can’t continue to watch while our people get killed –President-General, Soludero Hunters Association
Soldier stabs Kaduna trader to death
Woman in court for stealing earrings
Nine burnt to death, three injured in Ogun
Joshua, Pulev bout set for May in Turkey
U-23 players owed $13,500 each by NFF
Nigerian jollof is the best –Dessers
Suspected assassins kill another PDP member in Delta
Edo APC attacks Ize-Iyamu, ex-gov candidate, others
PDP NEC holds emergency meeting today
We’re ready for probe, Ihedioha, Okorocha reply Uzodinma
Re-run: INEC partners security, anti-graft agencies in Sokoto
Akande upholds Awo’s free education, other policies — Buhari
Investors lobby PFAs as pension assets hit N9.8tn
Implementation of 7.5% VAT begins February 1 — Minister
Govt plans petrol alternative, to crash price
Stakeholders kick as BPE delays Discos’ performance review
Foreign investors withdrew N481.96bn in 11 months –NSE
Bob Marley Foundation to celebrate reggae legend’s 75th birthday
Don’t live your life for fans –Anita Keyss
Researchers set blood pressure target for octogenarians
Flame retardants, pesticides responsible for intellectual disabilities – Study
Healthy diets, exercise can help prevent obesity – Expert
WHO lists urgent health challenges for the next decade
EDITORIAL: Resurgence of banditry in Katsina
Amotekun: The missing conversation
Nigerians could do with some civility

ThisDay

Again, Buhari Meets Mele Kyari
Banditry: Katsina Restricts Commercial Motorcycles, Tricycles’ Movement
NSE Equities Cap N149 Billion as Bulls Return to Market
Gani Adams Installs 16 New Chiefs
APGA Promises to Bring Back Peter Obi, Okorie, Others
Foreign Investors Bought Less Bonds in 2019, Says DMO
Customs Rakes N7bn Daily from North Central Operations
90,000 Youths to Benefit from Access Bank’s CSR Initiative
World Food Prices Hit Highest Level in Five Years
Customs Command Surpasses Revenue Target
NCS FOU ‘A’ Seizes Contrabands Worth over N67m
Nigeria Customs, Stakeholders Bicker over N1.6bn Recruitment Scandal
NCAA Reveals Improvement in Flight Operations
Why Calibration of Navigational Aids was Delayed
Projecting Africa through Creativity
Anorh: Digital Driving Innovation, Growth
Gearless Containership Handling: WACT Reaffirmed as Alternate to Lagos Port
Homage to Journalism, Writing Excellence
The Futility of Ayade’s Media Awards
Tell The Supreme Court That Things Should Always Make Sense.
‘Wike Came to Government House Prepared’
EDITORIAL: THE BANKS AND THE DEPOSITORS
Advancing Ocean Health to Boost Economy
Maiden Edition of CAGE Awards Holds
Nigeria, 15 Others in ICC U-19 Cricket World Cup Battles
Adekuoroye Claims Good at Wrestling Ranking Tournament
NPFL: Nasarawa Earn Maximum Points in Uyo to Climb out of Drop Zone
Australian Open: Gaul, 15, to Face Venus again in First Round
Anorh: Digital Driving Innovation, Growth
Gearless Containership Handling: WACT Reaffirmed as Alternate to Lagos Port
Advancing Ocean Health to Boost Economy
Olateru: Agent of Change in AIB
Qatar Airways Unveils New Destinations
Dana Air Wins Award
Global Spectrum Energy Services Appoints New MD to Boost Operations

Daily Trust

17th Daily Trust Dialogue: Nigerians not happy – Oyegun
Amotekun to complement national security platforms – Fayemi
Seamless relationship, strong economy needed to deepen Nigeria’s democracy – Lawan
9 burnt to death in Ogun road crash
Cross River to fund 160,000 rice farmers
No regret over civil war — Gowon
How we will work with Uzodinma — Imo PDP lawmakers
Bandits kill 14 in renewed Zamfara attack
We’re not doing enough for families of fallen heroes – Sultan
Buhari jets out to London for UK-Africa Investment Summit Friday
PDP to CJN: Recuse yourself in Bauchi, Sokoto, other gov’ship appeals
Imo gov’ship appeal not similar to ours — Kano govt
Barcelona, Liverpool, Tottenham: Garba Lawal warns Osimhen to look well before leaping
Iwobi to miss Everton’s trip to West Ham, Ancelotti confirms
Bayelsa Restoration Cup resumes January 20
Hurdles as Nigeria, Ghana, 4 others reject ‘Eco’ currency
Electricity grid records system collapse
Buhari nominates Obiorah as CBN’s Deputy Gov
Court remands 52-year-old nursing mother for alleged earrings theft
13 year-old student drowns in Abaji river
Doctor docked over reckless driving
Smashing Amotekun and Ihedioha
The Ghost of Qasem Soleimani
Emergence of APC Third Force in Rivers
An Intellectual Icon at 85: Dr. Olusegun Osoba
The myth of Iran-Saudi power struggle
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Man dies from cutlass wounds 3 months after fight
Court jails man for illegal possession of 3.5kg tramadol tablets
Court remands ex-convicts for allegedly robbing hospital
Editorial: No to Electricity Tariff Increase
Court strikes out car theft charge against Naira Marley, others
Rema makes BBC Radio 1Xtra’s list of 15 hot Acts for 2020
9 things you should know about new Imo governor-elect, Hope Uzodimma
Dangote appoints new company secretary
UACN appoints Teriola, non-executive director
Prof Muhammad resumes as MD/CEO of Galaxy Backbone
Yobe workers to receive minimum wage in February – Gov. Buni
Benue: Govt, labour agree to implement N30,000 minimum wage
Why FG’s policy on mechanisation is not working
Yobe govt offers N38m scholarship to 69 law students
Kano school celebrates centenary
Ekiti varsity gets 6,000-bed hostel
Once again, on silent moments!
First woman Muslim chaplain commissioned in the US
FOMWAN urges rape victims to break silence culture
FG resumes work at Tafga dam in Kano

The Sun

Buhari nominates Obiora as CBN deputy governor
Edo APC guber aspirants condemn crisis, forge front against Obaseki
Amotekun: Afenifere, Yoruba groups, others back S’West govs
… Ekiti elders too
Imo: Supreme Court judgment clear coup –PDP
FG committed to sending Nigerians to space –Onu
New VAT kicks off February 1
UN ‘deeply relieved’ over release of 5 aid workers in Borno
I’’ll not tolerate exam malpractices — Kwara Gov
Edo govt’s failure to file process stalls Auchi chieftancy case
Middle-aged man murdered in Delta
Police rescue 27 kids, arrest proprietor of illegal orphanage in Kano
INEC to involve EFCC, ICPC in Sokoto rerun elections
Biafra: 50 years of no healing
Why healing process is very slow –Iwuanyanwu
Nothing has changed 50 years after –Col. Iheanacho
Plight of forgotten Biafra heroes
Business
OPL 310: Qatar suspends $184m funding for Lekoil drilling
Tony Elumelu donates technology centre to AAU
Tin Can Customs records N130bn from exports
Games Village residents urge FG to recover sewage plant
Borno commended for building 500 housing units for IDPs
YSFON to organise play-off for Ramat Cup
Joshua, Pulev plan Istanbul showdown
Edo Sports Festival: Unity Torch ends first leg of tour in Ilaboya’s domain
Ndidi, Iwobi, others face AFCON 2021 threat
NPFL: Violence rocks Kastina United, Pillars clash
Freezing cold hits Osimhen in France
Eunisell Boot 2019 joint-winner, Udoh joins US club
Re: Peter Obi and the rest of us
So fragile a party called APC
Democracy Heroes: Dankwambo, three former governors on my mind
Insecurity: Weak institutions, greedy individuals responsible – Al-Mustapha
Check your privilege

Tribune

FAAC shares N716.298bn for December 2019 to FG, States, LGs
Blackout looms as Nigeria witnesses first national grid collapse
Buhari felicitates Chief Akande at 81
Amotekun: What the Presidency may do
Ooni to celebrate 100 exceptional young Nigerians
Awolowo, Fela’s statues not destroyed ― Lagos govt
Ultimate Love reality TV show premieres February 9 on DStv, GOtv
Sanwo-Olu reshuffles cabinet
FAAC shares N716.298bn for December 2019 to FG, States, LGs
APC”ll come out of Edo political crisis stronger ― Akande
Thugs disrupt, injured six in Anambra market election
Omisore loses father-in-law, Fashubaa, at 102
Supreme Court: CTA faults declaration of APC’s Uzodinma as Imo governor
Buhari leaves for UK-Africa investment summit
FRSC decorates 120 newly promoted officers in Kaduna
Embattled Ibadan Obas challenge consent judgement
Don’t bow to FG pressure on Amotekun, Group tells SouthWest governors,
Amotekun: Product of Buhari’s vision on community policing ― Fayemi
Daniel backs Operation Amotekun initiative
Tribune lauds IMCOSA’s contribution towards education growth
Democracy: Nigeria has made substantial progress in 20 years ― Senate President
Kwara: Creating environment to discourage irregular migration ― AbdulRazaq
Nine burnt to death in Ogun bus accident
South-East govs appeal for speedy rehabilitation of Enugu airport
Imo guber poll: Supreme Court compromised ― Secondus
2019: Lagos airport recorded 7.3m passengers’ movements
Cleric arraigned for allegedly defrauding follower of N4m
I am open to criticism, Gombe governor tells NUJ president
FRSC zone RS12.1 decorates 79 Officers to various ranks
Court remands 3 for kidnapping in Ebonyi
Panic in Lugbe community over illegal invasion, demolition of structures
Amotekun: Delta PDP chieftain says FG’s stance unfair, against egalitarianism
Oyo govt issues stop-work order on two public schools
Court adjourns hearing on Modakeke royal stool tussle to March 17
Cleric arraigned for allegedly defrauding follower of N4m
Court remands 3 for kidnapping in Ebonyi
Teacher defrauded 4 applicants of N855, 000 in job scam in 1 year ―…
8 dead, 17 injured in Niger auto crash
Seed Council assures farmers of best seed varieties in 2020
Yobe govt offers N38m scholarship to 69 law students
JAMB registrar warns varsities, others against illegal admissions
NBTE lauds Osun gov over academic, physical devt at OSPOLY
Why TRCN qualifying exams may now hold four times yearly —Registrar
EDITORIAL: US embassy’s description of Nigeria
JUST IN: Russia Prime Minister Medvedev resigns
Trump impeachment trial to begin next Tuesday ― Senate chief
Frequent sex delays menopause, study reveals
AGF not a court of law, cannot declare Amotekun illegal ― Karounwi
Amotekun, a necessity for regional security
Buhari should walk the talk on electoral reforms —Hassan
Ekiti PDP must put its house in order if…. —Ayeni
Democracy: Nigeria has made substantial progress in 20 years ― Senate President

The Guardian

Pirate attacks in Gulf of Guinea increased in 2019
SIM recycling rings danger for phone users
Running round in circles over operation Amotekun
Ganduje replies Galadima, dispels claims of tension over Supreme Court’s ruling
Benue approves implementation of N30,000 minimum wage for workers
National security agencies backed Amotekun, says Fayemi
CSOs to protest against Supreme Court’s verdict on Imo
NMA ex-president laments challenges facing medical education
How Nigeria, others lost N109.21b to ALSCON’s gas shut in, by expert
Joshua’s opponent emerges
Paralympic athletes storm Abuja for Tokyo Olympic tickets
We won’t abandon coach Toblow in death, says AFN boss
Man City set for clash with Crystal Palace
Fernandes agrees £130,000-a-week deal with Man United
Nigeria ready as South Africa, Afghanistan kick off ICC U-19 Cricket World Cup
Odubu, Airhiavbere, Ize-Iyamu, others urge Obaseki to play by party rules
APC has capacity to resolve Edo political crisis, says Akande
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Editorial: Again, to save Nigeria’s health sector!
FG signs MoU with IBM to bridge digital literacy gap
NCAA hinges flight delays, cancellations on low capacity
Nigerians urged to adopt savings culture for efficient resource management
Lagos airport records 6.6% passenger traffic growth
Amotekun: Chipping away at the granite of unreason
The path to grow Nigeria’s aviation
Hanan on her father’s plane
Captain Hosa: 62 years of audacious service
Buni lays foundation for Yobe maternal, child healthcare complex
African star apple may damage fertility in men
Experts advocate regular checkups, free health care
Getting the year off to a juicy start

Daily Independent

Operation Amotekun: The Raging Controversy
Dakuku, Wike Bicker Over Alleged Desecration
FG To Create Wood Enterprise Cluster To Stem Furniture Import
FG Ends MultiChoice’s Exclusive Rights To EPL, Others
OPEC Sees Supply Threat From Rivals Beyond U.S. Shale
India’s New Citizenship Law And Its Implications
Court Orders Olympic Venues Shut Down
Wildlife Loss In Australia Bigger Than It Appears
Sudan Leaders Resolve Crisis After Forming Government
45 Million People Across Southern Africa Face Hunger
Elumelu Donates Technology Centre To AAU
Nothing Can Be Done To Rescue Nigeria, Suggests Veteran Soldier
Pope Appoints Female To High-ranking Role In Vatican
Parents Get Upset Over Assignment Question
Atiku Claims He’s Not A Debtor
Turkey Restores Access To Wikipedia
Nigeria Not Listed Among Best Countries To Raise Children
French President To Attend Peace Conference In Berlin
SEC’s Jackson Set To Step Down
Three PDP Chieftains Cry Foul Over Suspension From Party
UEFA Changed Team Of The Year Formation To Accommodate Ronaldo
Massive Boost For Klopp As Key Duo Returns From Injury
Real Madrid ‘Agree Deal’ To Sign Van De Beek
Schalke Confirms Signing Of Barcelona Star
Solskjaer Provides Fitness Update On Marcus Rashford Ahead Of Liverpool Clash
Top Ten Highest Earners In Premier League
Standard Bank Sponsors Multilateral UK-Africa Investment Summit In London
SEC, ICPC To Strengthen Collaboration Against Capital Market Crimes
EDITORIAL: Presidential Jets And Abuse Of Public Office

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