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Adeleke emerges PDP Osun governorship candidate

Adeleke wins Osun PDP gov primary, to face Oyetola

Senator Adeleke

FEMI MAKINDE

The Peoples Democratic Party’s member representing Osun West Senatorial District at the National Assembly, Ademola Adeleke has won the PDP governorship ticket for the September 22 governorship election in the state with 1,569 votes.

He defeated the Chairman of Mutual Assurance, Dr. Akin Ogunbiyi, his closest rival, who initially scored 1,559 votes at the first count.

Ogunbiyi’s votes increased to 1,562 after they were recounted.

A former Secretary to the Osun State Government, Alhaji Fatai Akinbade, scored 52 votes while a Senior Advocate of Nigeria, Nathaniel Oke, polled three votes. A total of 56 votes were rejected.

Adeleke will contest the governorship election with the candidate of the All Progressives Congress, Alhaji Gboyega Oyetola.

Some of the aspirants announced their withdrawal from the governorship primary before the exercise, which was held at the premises of GMT Hotel and Events Centre, started.

Some of the aspirants, who announced their withdrawal from the governorship primary, were Prof. Adeolu Durotoye, a former Minister of Youth Development, Olasunkanmi Akinlabi and Felix Ogunwale.

Other aspirants, who equally withdrew their participation, included Chief Lere Oyewunmi, former Speaker of the Osun State House of Assembly, Adejare Bello, and Ayoade Adewopo.

The Chairman of the Osun State PDP Governorship Electoral Panel, Seriake Dickson, had a hectic time as he was almost on his feet throughout the duration of the voting, which ended at 7.30pm.

Dickson, who is the Bayelsa State Governor, had earlier in his speech said the delegates would pick the most popular aspirant as the flagbearer of the party in the governorship poll holding on September 22, stressing that the panel would not tamper with the wish of the people.

He said, “This exercise will be free, fair, transparent and credible. The delegates will pick the candidate of the party. We won’t tamper with the wish of the people.”

Security agents had to fire tear gas canisters at the crowd towards the evening when some hoodlums, outside the venue, were said to have attempted to force their way inside.

Source: The Punch

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News Headlines Jul 22, 2018. Headlines From Nigeria’s Major Newspapers

News Headlines Jul 22, 2018. Headlines From Nigeria’s Major Newspapers

Compiled by Demola Adefajo

The Punch

Juicy carrots: APC dangles automatic tickets before aggrieved senators, Reps
Adeleke wins Osun PDP gov primary, to face Oyetola
Cause of crash that killed Segun Awolowo Snr — Deceased’s friend, Kunle Olasope
Killings: Gowon demands Miyetti Allah leadership’s arrest
Russia 2018: Hopes dashed again as Africa’s World Cup woes continue
Melaye accuses police of assassination attempt
Boko Haram: Military fails to locate troops, gun trucks
Unpaid salaries responsible for Fayemi’s victory, says NLC
Rivers landlords demolish 100 houses over rent default
Driver burnt as minister escapes death in crash
It was hard for my parents to accept I’m a lesbian –Dewy, Charly Boy’s daughter
Some observers in Ekiti poll are political jobbers –Awe
Rakitic: Croatian product made in Switzerland
Adjournment not about speaker’s impeachment — Ekiti lawmakers
We don’t have artists in my family – Olamilekan’s father
NASS recess may affect Buhari’s election funding request
PDP engages Kwara SAN to lead legal battle against Fayemi
Man drowns after rescuing pregnant woman in Ondo
Four suspected kidnappers arrested in Zamfara
Gunmen abduct two in Bayelsa, kill one in Imo
Pharmacists council shuts 431 Imo stores
School comes under fire for printing names of indebted students in magazine
Three dies, four injured in Jigawa auto crash
Why we’ve not moved against R-APC, others – Abdullahi
Ekiti vote buying: Rewarding emerging electoral fraud with victory
Lasun rejects Osun primary, says process manipulated for Oyetola
Benue APC awaits NWC’s decision on Ortom
PDP engages Kwara SAN to lead legal battle against Fayemi
Oshiomhole, part of gang imposing Aregbesola’s aide — Adegoke
Tinubu not imposing me on Osun people –Oyetola
APC crisis too messy for Oshiomhole to clear — Senator Nyako
BRT service’ll go cashless by Jan 2019 – Tinubu
National carrier: Don’t frustrate existing airlines, operators tell FG
Nigeria, others to get AFREXIM Bank’s $25bn grant
Nigeria is a green field, there is a lot to do – Ogbuluijah
I have no regrets going into agribusiness — Adelakun
Achieving financial independence
Russia 2018: Hopes dashed again as Africa’s World Cup woes continue
FIBA approves Lagos as 2019 W’Cup qualifiers host
Flying Eagles maul Mauritania 5-0, qualify for Niger 2019
Bayern beat PSG 3-1 in pre-season friendly
Rewarding pupils’ good performance
It was hard for my parents to accept I’m a lesbian –Dewy, Charly Boy’s daughter
I’ve been aroused on set –Bolanle Ninalowo
How I transformed from a TV host to an actress – – Michelle Dede
Kizz Daniel refused to work with Reekado Banks on Selense –Harrysong
I do things to please myself, not anyone – Badmus
With no homes, we sleep where we find ourselves – Ogun flood victims
Editorial: 2019 elections: Arresting free flow of arms
Fake Buhari
Stars making waves
We should all be paralegals
Race and the World Cup

ThisDay

After a String of Governorship Losses PDP Resolves to Change Name Ekweremadu heads committee on new designation, announcement expected Sunday Atiku declares for president, says APC has failed Nigerians
Gowon, Welby Express Deep Concern over Killings
US State Dept: Corruption, Inconsistent Regulations Pervasive in Nigeria
Mobile Phone Subscribers Now over 163m, Says Osinbajo
We’re Not Involved in Establishment of National Carrier, AMCON Clarifies
After Ekiti, Ondo, Edo, Anambra, Is Vote-buying the New Way?
Ahmed Kuru: There is No Hiding Place for Recalcitrant Debtors
F/Eagles Hammer Mauritania 5-0, Qualify for Niger 2019
Adeleke Emerges Osun PDP Governorship Candidate
We’re Not Involved in Establishment of National Carrier, AMCON Clarifies
UK Envoy Urges FG to Move Beyond International Hand-outs
INEC’s Guiding Rules Hostile to People with Disabilities, Says Group
Nigeria’s Education System Can’t Promote National Devt, Says Anchor VC
UK Envoy Urges FG to Move Beyond International Hand-outs
INEC’s Guiding Rules Hostile to People with Disabilities, Says Group
Nigeria’s Education System Can’t Promote National Devt, Says Anchor VC
Ahmed Kuru: There is No Hiding Place for Recalcitrant Debtors
FMDQ: Investors Splash N17.23trn on Fixed Income, Currency Instruments in June
Not Yet Uhuru for Nigeria’s Economy
Nigeria Air Raising More Questions than Answers
NNPC, DPR and PPPRA: Who is Telling the Truth?
CBN’s Attempt at Meeting Financial Inclusion Target
The Rise and Rise of Okonjo-Iweala
Parley with Saraki: Racing against Time
In Zamfara, APC Sits on Time Bomb
The Adventures of Seyi Shay
When Oba Akiolu, Oshunkeye, Other Converged on Ikorodu Furniture Factory
Arresting Flood Invasion
Mallam Adamu Ciroma And Our National Development Philosophy – A Tribute
GREAT EXPECTATISONS HERALD THE TKMG AUCTION
Roma Owner Banned Three Months by UEFA
F1: Vettel on Pole for German GP, Hamilton Suffers Hydraulic Failure
Trump Advocates Season-long Ban for NFL Players that Kneel During Anthem
Between Nigeria Airways and Nigeria Air
Editorial: Disturbing Trend In Ekiti Election

The Nation

Defection: PDP gives Saraki, Dogara, Tambuwal, Kwankwaso, others two-week deadline
Buhari, Oshiomhole upset R-APC defection plan
Imo: Deputy Gov may resign as impeachment gathers steam
‘I’m back to reclaim what belongs to PDP’, Atiku vows as he launches presidential bid
Fayemi to Fayose: Be ready to account for Ekiti funds
Beware of fake news, Minister tells Nigerians in Diaspora
Adeleke wins Osun PDP governoship ticket after votes recount
Killings greatest threat to our existence, says Dickson
Entrepreneurship conference for young business leaders
Idris mourns Coomassie
Nursing mother, 154 stranded Nigerians in Russia back
Kupolokun advocates use of Yoruba language
Guild of Editors condemns press council bill
Gunmen kidnap lecturer, PDP chieftain
Ogun Assembly commiserates with flood victims
KINGSLEY MICHAEL: My dad never wanted me to be a footballer
OGHENEKARO ETEBO: Why I opted for Stoke City
Nigeria Whip Mauritania 5-0, Qualify For 2019 U-20 AFCON
One dies, 20 sustain injuries in accident involving sports minister’s motorcade
Lagos gets FIBA nod as World Cup qualifiers host
World Cup: Nursing mother, 154 stranded Nigerians in Russia arrive Abuja
Etebo denies petition against Warri Wolves
2019: What will Tambuwal do?
‘Youths are not encouraged to participate in politics’
Why I dumped the PDP, by Cross River senatorial aspirant
NEYA IYERE expectant
OGHENETEGA EFEDEDE’s all-rounded business exploits
MARIFA WHYTE shuns socials
Candle light burns baby to death in Onitsha
Court restrains John Ogu’s wife from ‘fleeing’ with their daughter
Anele tasks FG to invest in education, job creation
Nigeria accounts for only 1% African imports
‘After government, Indians hire more Nigerians’
NEXIM decries lack of SMEs funding
Between black and green teas, which is healthier?

The Sun

Flying Eagles qualify for AFCON 2018
2019: Atiku formally declares for presidency
Col. Nyiam to Buhari: You don’t deserve 2nd term
Incessant killings: Life no longer sacred in Nigeria – Archbishop Agwu
2019: Yoruba nation should listen to Obasanjo’s warning – Fasheun
2019: Buhari has no alternative – Gen. Okoloagu
Ekiti guber: Primate Ayodele chides Fayose
Guild of Editors condemns Press Council Bill
Confusion, anxiety, fear as students write NECO at Lagos police station
What kept us together for 30 years – T.W.O, singers
2019 tears Kaduna APC apart
– Senators Hunkuyi, Sani, others, declare el-Rufai undemocratic, plot his fall – We’re reconciling with aggrieved members,…
Barca renews €60m Willian deal
Ighalo scores ninth goal in China
EDITORIAL: 2018 World Cup: A post mortem
The tormentors of Lagos
INEC’s threat to 2019 elections
Uduk and the capital market outlaws
Policy options on political corruption reform
Walk in a dark tunnel

Daily Trust

Fire razes 217 shops in Jos market
FAAC: Why disbursement of revenue continues to stall
Mutum Biyu: Where monarch spearheads community development
Small Dubai’: Kebbi market where you shop at your own risk
2019: Atiku declares for presidency
Sokoto almajiri integrated school: 6 years on
My relationship with Buhari is cordial, says Jafaru Isa
2 die, 20 injured in Dalung convoy’s crash
Fake Buhari
Ronaldo sets new social media record
Real Madrid reserve number seven shirt for Eden Hazard
Can Oshiomhole’s overtures keep Ortom in APC?
Lawyers, CSOs to Buhari: Adeosun’s Alleged Forgery Scandal Mustn’t Die
Vote buying casts dark clouds over 2019 elections
Reminiscences with Prof Uzodinma Daily Trust wins “Newspaper Website of the Year”
Yousuf Deedat speaks on terrorism charges in South African
Fayemi warns Fayose EKSU VC against illegal appointment at varsity
Ekiti: Election result reflects people’s wishes – Falegan
Why I dived for Brazil at World Cup – Neymar
Nigeria produces less than 25 percent of local fruit juice demand – RMRDC
How Kebbi women make fortune farming banbara nut
Farmcrowdy wins Digital Business of the Year Award in Africa
Young artistes making waves in Kannywood
I’m meeting with APC to determine next move-Ortom
Security operatives, others in emergency meeting as Apapa traffic worsens
State Police creation: The fundamentals and fears
Editorial: Severe Flooding in Jibia
Covenant University graduates 238 first class honours students
Duke University honours Chimamanda Adichie
Lawmaker donates three buses, 10,000 books to Bauchi schools
How fraudsters are using Fake Gift Cards to lure internet users into handing over personal data
.N500m alleged money laundering: Court grants ex PDP chairman of Ondo state bail

The Guardian

Details of N1.6tr 2017 capital spending still not ready
Kogi west: The Melaye factor rankles APC, buoys PDP
Elbagir: We have lots of stories to tell in Africa
‘Mikel Obi has not called me in 5 years’ – father
Killings: APC turning Nigeria into another Afghanistan, says Atiku
Unease in Rivers over rumour of dead cows
UNDP to equip repentant Boko Haram with skills
VC blames lack of creativity for high unemployment
Army partners CSOs to attain peace in Northeast, says Buratai
Nigeria to host FIBA 2019 World Cup qualifiers
Winners emerge at Rexona stamford Africa XI
Flying eagles qualify for nation’s cup
Bayern dominate PSG 3-1 in pre-season friendly
Watford’s Cleverley to miss start of season
Dortmund ease past Man City in Champions Cup opener
Editorial: A N242bn bill for elections?
The hidden gem that is IITA
Kwara: Still too dicey to predict
Direct primary: Aregbesola extols APC faithful for huge turnout
Okorocha hails peaceful conduct of fresh Imo ward, LG congresses
Ogun 2019: Partitioning of APC and things to come
Nigerian students and vanishing scholarships, bursaries
Esezobor: Scholarships, bursaries great tools for achieving education for all
Falore: Abuse of scheme dampens students’ morale

Tribune

Buhari has failed on security, economy, should not recontest — Adebanjo
NGE decries obnoxious bill to criminalise media practice
SDP chairmen back leadership on CUPP, endorse actions taken on Osun, others
Candle fire kills 4-month old-baby in Onitsha
Apapa traffic decongestion cripples haulage companies businesses
Flood: 14 council areas in Anambra under threat ―NHSA
There is dearth of good leadership in Nigeria — Bishop Oyedepo
Atiku launches presidential bid today
Kwara PDP youths criticise Secondus visit
Aftermath of Osun APC Primaries: “The victory is for all of us” ―Oyetola
I believe she has found a man richer than me — Husband
I starve her ’cos she slapped my mum, didn’t tell me she had a child for another man — Man tells Court
I stopped sleeping with her ’cos she slept with my colleague — Husband •He’s lying, we had it thrice last month —Wife
My husband set my shop ablaze, said India hemp is his best food, woman tells court
IPMAN members free to attend NIPCO’s AGM ―Secretary
Save a ragged pair…
Five truths about the wrath of God
I’m a vessel of God as singer — Bidemi Olaoba

Bishop Imasuen urges Christians to step up missionary activities
Olowofela commends RCCG Province 13 for donation to alma mater
Bishop Akinfenwa tasks Christians on holiness
Harrysong, Simi, others for City of Friends event
I am not after a man’s pocket, highly
intelligent men appeal to me — Anee Icha, Actress
Artiste rivalry: Tiwa Savage, Yemi Alade commence online war
No romance without finance —Chigul, Actress
Time to review the Nigerian Passport
My Spouse, My Life: Understanding how to make marriage work
Young artists highlight challenges facing youths in Instinct
Unveiling the antecedents of a humanist par excellence
Glatt Orbis: Using youthful energies for creativity in Nigeria’s theatre, movie sector
Saraki the son and the story of prodigal parent
Lamurudu’s ill-begotten

Vanguard

Joel-Onowakpo: The New Political Bride
Adeboye Commissions Remodeled First Family Building
‘Youth Empowerment Is Panacea For Depression’
Midnight Fire Razes 200 Shops In Jos Market
The Best Giver Is Most Blessed
Our Husbands Now Enjoy Sex Without Asking Questions!
2019: I Don’t Foresee Light At The End Of The Tunnel — Balarabe
We Already Have State Police And Nobody Should Deny That —Fashola
Ugwuanyi’s Indelible Footprints On Enugu’s Milliken Hill Road
AFTER MEETING WITH BUHARI: Saraki Weighs Options!
Pay TV: What It Costs Subscribers In Other Lands
My Wife Of Six Months Cried On Phone As She Was Being Carried Away By Rampaging Water – Sani Yahaya
U20 AFCON: Flying Eagles Bathe Mauritania With Goals
Catholic Archbishop Martins Ordains Five Jesuit Priests
Adamawa: Eight Commissioners Defect To PDP As Atiku Holds Grand Rally
Jude, Monday, Faith: Stolen In Ondo, Sold For N2.7m Delta
Ekiti: ‘See-And-Buy’ Caused Chaos Across Wards, Polling Units – Virginia Marumoa-Gae, American Monitor
We already have state police and nobody should deny that —Fashola
AFTER MEETING WITH BUHARI: Saraki weighs options!
You don’t represent the North, Arewa youths reply Presidency over attack
Killings in Nigeria could lead to a religious war if not checked – Gowon
UK to assist INEC deliver credible, free and fair polls in 2019
Miyetti-Allah members agree to stop grazing animals
Power crisis: Fashola slams ANED spokesman
Bobrisky shares photo of himself with boobs and big butt
How Sen. Ademola Adeleke won Osun PDP gov ticket
U20 AFCON: Flying Eagles bathe Mauritania with goals
Asaba 2018: Planning to fail
Etebo denies petition against Warri Wolves
Asaba 2018 AAC: Ta Lou sends strong warning to rivals
Croatia’s Kalinic rejects World Cup medal
I’ve been a lover of women from childhood — Adekunle Gold
I get bored dating one man for long – Maame Afiba Bessa
EmPrince out with ‘Scream my name’ Ft. Skales, Oritsefemi
Alafrica opens up: I am paying Fela back for inspiring me
Nigerian singer who shot controversial nude music video returns
Ericsson sees faster 5G deployment for Africa

Obasanjo seeking third term through the back door, Oshiomhole

Obasanjo looking for third term through other means – Oshiomhole

Posted By Augustine Ehikioya, Abuja

The National Chairman of the All Progressives Congress (APC), Adams Oshiomhole, said on Friday the recent activities of former President Olusegun Obasanjo are part of plots to use other means to get the third term that Nigerians earlier rejected for him.

According to him, Nigerians have decided not to return to the era where the Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) and Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC) security money was shared to people based on the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP)’s philosophy of “share the money.”

He spoke with State House correspondents after meeting with President Muhammadu Buhari at the Presidential Villa, Abuja.

The PDP, he said, is now more factionized than four years ago and would not be a threat to APC in the 2019 elections.

Answering question on the threat of mass defection from his party, Oshiomhole said: “I think it is something you should ask the PDP. They are the ones who have suffered huge, huge mass defection even of the so called founding fathers. I mean, in those good old days, people like Prof. Jerry Gana will tell us, we are the founding fathers. People like President Obasanjo will tell us, you know I was the first President.

“All of these people are gone. I think the media need to get more engaged and scrutinize us, those of us who are political players. When we speak from both sides of the mouth or we are turning the story upside down.

“Just few months back, you know that a good section after their convention, people like Oyederan, Prof. Jerry Gana and a host of others who can be said to be founding fathers of that party, left to form what they call SDP or ADC or both. So, they broke out and then when it dawn on them that even together we defeated them just four years ago, and now further factionalised, what can they do.

“And they just want to capture power for the sake of power. So they say, even though we have already broken the house, can we for the sake of power come together. Does it make sense? In the morning, you broke away from PDP to SDP and then to ADC.

“And there is no better proof than that old man who is going round as an organising secretary recruiting people, looking for tired players to continue with a third term agenda which Nigerians had rejected.

“By whatever form they come in, Nigerians have spoken. They are not going to return to the era where Central Bank and NNPC security money is shared to people based on PDP philosophy ‘share the money’.

“We won’t do that, if they have forgotten. It is quite easy for robbers to forget easily the robbery they just did but it is not easy for the victim of the robbery to forget.”

Source: The Nation

Ten charged for vote buying in Ekiti

10 docked for vote buying in Ekiti

Posted By: ODUNAYO OGUNMOLA,ADO-EKITI

The police in Ekiti State on Friday arraigned 10 persons before an Ado-Ekiti Chief Magistrate’s Court for alleged vote buying during last Saturday’s governorship election in the state.

Police prosecutor Femi Fałade told the court that the accused persons offered money to voters to induce them to vote for their parties during the election.

The action, according to him, contravened Section 130 (a) and 130 (b) of the Electoral Act 2010 (as amended).

The accused persons were – Olowosile Eunice, Ajayi Modupe, Ayodele Omolara, Suliat Habib, Udoh Anthony, Oyebola Kemi, Roseline Tunde, Odunayo Toyin and Babalola Esther.

Falade said the accused persons and others at large ‎committed the offence on July 13 at Ojaoba shopping complex in Ado-Ekiti.

He alleged that Olowosile corruptly offered money to other accused persons to unduly influence them to vote for her political party during the election.

Falade also alleged that Ajayi and other accused persons accepted money from Olowosile to vote during the election.

The prosecutor asked the court for adjournment to enable him study the case file and assemble his witnesses.

The defendants pleaded not guilty to the charge and their lawyer, Mr. Chris Omokhafe, ‎urged the court to grant them bail, promising that they would not jump bail.

The Chief Magistrate, Mr. Adesoji Adegboye, granted each defendant bail in the sum of N50,000 with one surety each in like sum.

He adjourned the case till August 9 for hearing.

Source: The Nation

News Headlines Jul 21, 2018. Headlines From Nigeria’s Major Newspapers

News Headlines Jul 21, 2018. Headlines From Nigeria’s Major Newspapers

Compiled by Demola Adefajo

The Punch

Obasanjo hiring tired players for ‘third term’ –Oshiomhole
Son kills mother over N20,000 pocket money, flees
Aspirants kick as Oyetola wins Osun APC gov ticket
Two die, others injured in Lagos train crash
C’ River, groups intervene to treat 2,000 patients in three LGAs
Navy destroys over 50 illegal refining sites with swamp buggies
Stop selling babies in Anambra, cleric warns
Bayelsa airport ready August 27, Buhari to perform inauguration
Man hacks lover to death, dumps body by roadside
Imo free education: IMSU chases students out of examination halls over non payment of school fees
Private school owners need govt help – Don
Leprosy inmates lament hostility by host communities
Court awards N.5m against church for detaining baby’s corpse, parents in hospital
Navy intercepts another 405 bags of contraband rice from Cameroon
DPO, policemen beat Imo chief magistrate, lawyers for discharging robbery suspects
Fear of going broke drove me into business –Liz Anjorin
Men still pester me for love –Salawa Abeni
Fans force celebrities to live fake lives –Saidi Balogun
I feel Betrayed by Tekno, Danfo Drivers –Prof Linkin
More things to say about unending sexual pleasure (2)
13 things you shouldn’t do during sex
Son kills mother over N20,000 pocket money, flees
Man arrested for plotting in-law’s kidnap, murder
Two die, others injured in Lagos train crash
Soldiers, policemen torture DJs over missing phone
Four robbers terrorising Rivers community killed in Imo
Agent in court for allegedly defrauding plumber seeking Dubai visa
How Sokoto lost 67 people to boat accident, banditry
Police abandoned me three years after I was shot by cop –Dick, bedridden IYC leader
Boycott: Prepare for elections, stop issuing threat, APC tells PDP
Mother of five declares for presidential bid, says nepotism hindering Nigeria
Pro-Buhari Reps meet President, raise concerns over APC crisis
Ekiti election: Vote-buying as bad as rigging, says UK
Benue people’ll decide my next move –Ortom
We will not allow APC undermine democracy –Atiku
Why I announced my re-election bid early –Buhari
Ekiti poll: Police confirm arrest of 27 for electoral offences
Ohanaeze, others back South-East senators’ protest against Buhari’s appointments
Fashola lambasts power firms for sabotaging economy
CBN directs banks to bid for Chinese yuan
DMO lists N10.69bn FGN green bond on NSE
Amosun advises advertising practitioners on economic growth
Revenue allocation: Finally, FG, states, LGs share N668.8bn
Osinbajo addresses business summit in Dubai on Saturday
Fayemi can start his probe now, says Fayose

Neighbours lock married woman, lover in her home overnight
Councillor kills wife for condemning his affair with son’s girlfriend
Stars, flops of Russia 2018 World Cup
Thai cave boys relive ‘moment of miracle’
Stakeholders raise the alarm over league suspension
Lawal warns Flying Eagles over Mauritania
Asaba 2018: AFN invites 61 athletes to camp
VIDEO: Goalkeeper Alisson’s wife celebrates husband’s $84m move to Liverpool
Public schools still offer best teaching – JAMB coordinator
Burna Boy, Shina Peller thrill fans at Aquila concert
I didn’t expect people to condemn me over Aramide’s comment –Ebiye
When infertility has female factor (1)
Slay kings: Men devise new body-enhancing tricks to attract women
Afrika Shrine: A sanctuary where high and low converge for fun
A few good reasons why you should marry again
Are you there, yet?
Parents, watch out for your girls during the long vacation
How Macron humanised France during his Nigerian visit

ThisDay

Don’t Defect, Buhari Urges Saraki
Presidency: Northern Elders Forum Angered by Inaccessibility to National Resources• They’re shedding crocodile tears • Buhari: I announced my 2nd term bid early in order to cool tempers
CBN Directs Banks to Bid for First Chinese Yuan Auction
WINDOW • Finally, FAAC disburses N668bn for May • June allocation uncertain
Vote Buying Undermined Legitimacy of Ekiti Election, Say International Observers
NAF Kills Boko Haram Terrorists Regrouping in Borno
Adamawa Agog for Atiku’s 2019 Presidential Declaration
Oyetola Wins Osun APC Governorship Ticket
Fashola: Power Discos Rattled by FG’s Resolution on Service Delivery
Dismissing Lecturer over Sexual Harassment, Not Enough’ ICPC Tells OAU
Buhari to Inaugurate 3.5Km Runway Bayelsa Airport
Fashola: Power Discos Rattled by FG’s Resolution on Service Delivery
Plateau Killings: Attacked Communities Back Lalong’s Call against Land Grabbing
2019: Women Less Corrupt, Not for Other Rooms Only, Says Obasanjo
Lawmakers Seek Reversal of Ibadan Electricity Company’s Directors’ Suspension
Toyota Rush: Entrance to SUV Lifestyle
All-electric Kia Niro EV Crossover now on Sale in Korea
Mercedes-Benz Reinterprets G-Class, Stronger than Time
Automobili Lamborghini Produces 8, 000Aventador, 11,000 Huracán
Nissan Motors SA Lead Sponsor of NAJA’s 2018
Run in 2019 or Hand over to ‘Power Virgin’, N’Delta Ex-agitators…
Muiz Banire: From My Own Perspective of the Quran, Islam Prohibits Polygamy
Murphy-Owodeyi: Strong, Determined, Ambitious
Charles Uwagbai: Nollywood Surpasses Some Hollywood Movies in Cinemas
Damola Adegboye: I’m Single But not Searching, My Woman Must Be Smart Upstairs
COSSY ORJIAKOR: I’m Still So Scared about Getting Married
Ahmed Musa: Nigeria’s World Cup Silver Lining
Sadiq Umar: Can He Take His Game to the Next Level at Rangers?
Open Championship: Rollercoaster Open Round No Fun Ride for Woods
Neymar Rules Out Move Away from PSG
2nd Edition of Argungu Polo Tournament Begins Next Month
Flying Eagles Coach Maps Mauritania’s Fall
Do These Guys Understand Simple Arithmetic At All?

The Nation

Buhari, APC, govs woo Saraki with juicy offers
Apostle Sulaiman under attack …over failed prophesy on Ekiti election
I’ve gained four kilos eating Nigerian foods –Outgoing US envoy Zotter
When hell visited Taraba
Osinbajo orders 72-hour joint operation to clear Apapa traffic gridlock
Fayose: Outgoing governor’s catalogue of comedies
FAAC gives in to pressure, disburses N668bn from federation account
Security: Presidency blasts Northern elders, Afenifere, Ohanaeze, others
Ortom tackles Benue APC, says I cannot be intimidated
Two dead, one injured as train averts collision with bus in Lagos
Nigerians lack credit culture-Kwikpay MD, Gbemi Adelekan
Ode to my Ijebu-Ode lover (Part 2)
‘How flood snatched my 18-month-old baby’
Agbakoba seeks promotion of reading culture
Respite in Rivers
Etebo denies petition against Warri Wolves
Rohr, Amuneke hit Morocco
I feel at home in England, says Balogun
I’ll punish Dodo, boasts Houanvoegbe
Nwakali eyes Porto’s main team
Tax fraud Palaver: Ronaldo doles out £12.1m to Spain
2018 CAA Championships: AFN calls 70 athletes, 11 officials to camp
Road Expansion: Akeredolu pays affected properties owners.
Nigerian youths warned against hate speech
Mugabe-era Minister jailed for corruption in Zimbabwe
HOW FEMALE FAN ACCUSED ME OF ‘SNATCHING’ HER HUBBY –FAST-RISING ACTRESS SEYI EDUN
When local contents cry foul
BANKY W gushes over wife’s beauty
Improve your marriage by learning ways to communicate with your hubby (2)
10 Tips to de-stress your relationships
Rivers residents laud govt, navy over declining hydrocarbon pollution
Optimal productivity: Edo FRSC holds retreat for personnel
Winning the anti-graft battle
29 for foreign varsities as Brookstone School graduates
Women lawyers cheer up IDPs in Benue
Girl, 9, showcases website, mobile app in Lagos
Two adults confirmed dead in train-commercial bus accident
Police arrest 19-year-old tailor over murder of sister
Okada ban has restored sanity in Anambra – Catholic Bishop
Nigerians lack credit culture-Kwikpay MD, Gbemi Adelekan
Sheraton Abuja marks World Lasagna Day
Feg Agro boss emerges NFAN president
100 youths to benefit from Black Fragrance initiative

The Sun

Afenifere, Ohanaeze to Prof Umar: You have imperialist conquest agenda
2 killed as train collides with danfo in Lagos
Train collides with passenger bus in Lagos
Herdsmen free to graze anywhere in Nigeria – Prof. Umar
Why Middle Belt should produce next president – ex-minister, Prof Hagher
Obasanjo is organising secretary of tired politicians – Oshiomhole
N-Power: how to check state of deployment, date of first payment
Ahead of 2018 CAA Championships: AFN calls 70 athletes, 11 officials to camp
Russia 2018 World Cup fallout: Ndidi, Moses, Mikel, Iwobi’s stock
Jack Wilshere hoping to boost England chances with West Ham move
Crisis rocks Osun APC as party exco, aspirants reject gov primary
I’m no longer in APC, Gov Ortom insists
How I cope 12 years after Sosoliso plane crash – Kechi Okwuchi, survivor
Osun Guber: SDP picks Iwo indigene as candidate
EDITORIAL: Leaders on Leadership: With the comeback kid
Day my pants tore up on movie set – Pat Agwu, actress
Hadiza El-Rufai: Writing is therapeutic

The Guardian

Halt planned defection from APC now, loyalists tell Buhari
Presidency urges Nigerians to ignore Northern elders’ comments on Buhari
I did not report Pinnick to EFCC, says Etebo
‘Protection of human rights, cardinal objective of Buhari’s administration’
Adegboruwa sues APC chieftain, Joe Igbokwe, over facebook publication
MDAs, ministries violate audit law under Buhari than previous governments, says auditor-general
Conflicting death figures in Lagos train crash
Dangote urges action against smuggling at borders
South African police officers to appear in court for allegedly killing Nigerian
Goodbye from Wimbledon
Ronaldo ‘accepts’ two-year suspended prison sentence
Test event affirms Asaba is ready for African Championship, says Solomon Ogba
The final chapter – Glimpses of tomorrow
Suspension of NPFL killing Nigerian football, says Equavoen
99 athletes discovered at Lagos Traditional Games
CBN commences chinese Yuan forex intervention
Asia markets rally as China’s yuan defies Trump dollar warning
Stranded Nigerian fans and Russia as a new destination
‘Save country from unpatriotic Nigerians’
2019: Be Wary Of Obasanjo, Oshiomole warns Nigerians
2019: Atiku declares for presidency today
Weekly political notes
‘Health and beauty should be more natural, less synthetic
T.W.O: Triple celebration for super showbiz couple
NMA, Health reform coalition urge FG to reverse Nigeria’s poor health indices
FG engages media on promoting exclusive breastfeeding

Daily Trust

Presidency: Northern Elders Forum, others ‘shedding crocodile tears’
When security personnel kill citizens
How widowed mom-of-five was killed by police bullet
Victim’s mother: I leave my daughter’s killer to God Children: We’re all alone…
Obasanjo: Female politicians more trustworthy
Monitors: Insecurity, vote- buying threats to 2019 poll
84 innocent Nigerians killed in one year Chelsea welcome Maurico Sarri
FIBA bans 13 players after basketball match brawl
The wages of impunity
Between Adeosun’s forged NYSC certificate and Ayodele James’ fake ICAN certificate
Why restructuring is a win-win for all Nigerians
2019: Obasanjo plotting 3rd term agenda through backdoor, says Oshiomhole
Forex: CBN begins yuan-naira swap implementation
Soccer star’s twice-abducted dad speaks: Kidnappers think Mikel sends millions to me – Chief Obi
Deadly, early start to ‘flood season’
2019: 8 PDP governorship aspirants opt for consensus to unseat El-Rufai
Melaye postpones planned Thanksgiving service over assassination attempt
IMourinho worried by ‘very bad’ pre-season
Telecoms, ICT attracting billions to economy – Minister
More winners emerge in DiamondXtraSeason 10
MultiChoice signs Iwobi as DSTV ambassador
Young artistes making waves in Kannywood
I’m meeting with APC to determine next move-Ortom
Security operatives, others in emergency meeting as Apapa traffic worsens
‘Notorious’ car snatcher rearrested in Ondo
Court ends 21-yr-old marriage over neglect
Ado Sunusi Sabongida: Ability in Disability
State Police creation: The fundamentals and fears
A homecoming for Atiku
Leveraging diplomacy to tackle unemployment
Police arrest of 27 for alleged electoral offence in Ekiti
S/African police officers to appear in court for allegedly killing Nigerian
Churches lose 600,000 members
.Editorial: Abuja Rail Mass Transit cometh

Tribune

2019 elections will not hold in Igbo land ―BZF Leader
Nigeria happy to help other countries ―Buhari
Ekiti: We contested against INEC, security, not APC ―Secondus
Our population growth alarming ― Ooni of Ife
2019: Negotiate before they turn tables against you, Obasanjo tells Nigerian women
PDP condemns burning of Melaye’s projects
Ondo State PDP chairman, campaign DG regain freedom
APC Primaries: Pocket of violence, late arrival of election materials characterised exercise
Protection of human rights, cardinal objective of Nigerian govt ―Lai Mohammed
2019: Politicians urged on proper conduct
Police seals off Delta APC secretariat, prevent Erue, others from gaining access
Osun 2018: We followed due process in emergence of our flag bearer ―SDP factional chairman
Court remands 3 men for allegedly robbing woman at gunpoint
Police arrest jealous teenager for murdering girlfriend in Benin
Keke driver foiled abduction of two siblings in Anambra School
New born baby stabbed to death, dumped inside drainage in Onitsha
Mom accused of letting men rape her 2-year-old daughter
Numerous deaths as boat capsizes off Cyprus
2 children attacked by sharks near New York
IPMAN members free to attend NIPCO’s AGM ―Secretary
Equities market decline further by 0.58%
Ondo State Govt to rid health sector of quacks
Gynaecologist advises couples on fertility preservation for future childbearing
WHO to create makeshift clinics in Plateau IDP camps
EDITORIAL: The presidential executive order
Ajimobi: Tackling security challenges in Oyo through public-private partnership
Presidential assurance for creative sector
AMAA 2018 holds in Rwanda
Project WS@84 celebrates Soyinka’s commitment to truth
Fashola Photographic Foundation calls for entries
400 public servants under investigation over ownership of suspicious property in Abuja ―Panel
FAAC deadlock will continue unless ―Governors
Osun governorship primaries and the zoning war

Vanguard

Abduction: Family Appeals For NDU Lecturer‘s Release
US Groups Warn Of Security Threats To 2019 Nigeria Election
Ejigbo To Become Economic Hub Of Lagos – Hon. Bello
Thank God For Technology, PVCs .. – Buhari
Vote-Buying Bad For Our Democracy —PFN
Be A Good Parent, Put Down Your Phone
Interesting Fallouts From The Ekiti Election
Implication For Buhari As Saraki, Tambuwal, Ortom, Others Abandon APC Train
The Question About Tinubu’s Happiness With Fayemi’s Victory
2019: R-APC Will Pick Presidential Candidate If… —Galadima
Total Occupation: ‘Wives Of Herdsmen Now Harvest Our Crops’
Niger Assembly Solicits Support For Victims Of Dukku Windstorm
Ekiti Poll: Implement Uwais Panel Report To Checkmate Riggings—NHRC
Ekiti Governorship Election: A Week After
I’m Determined To Be The Next Governor Of Enugu State – Kenneth Okonkwo
APC And Governor Ortom’s “Red Card”
Presidency Blasts NEF, Afenifere, Ohaneze, Others For Tagging Buhari’s Govt ‘Incompetent’
One killed, many injured as gunmen invade Anambra community
Fresh Congresses : Imo APC, stakeholders move to stop Oshiomhole, others
Thank God for technology, PVCs .. – Buhari
Ekiti governorship election: A week after
Presidency blasts NEF, Afenifere, Ohaneze, others for tagging Buhari’s govt ‘incompetent’
Lyles, Semenya shine as Chepkoech smashes steeple world record
Badminton International Classics: Participants admit games hard to win
FIFA U-20 WWC: We will go beyond second-place finish, Falconets assure
Leicester sign Wales keeper Ward from Liverpool
Sadio Mane to wear No. 10 for new season
All you need to know about kissing (2)
After 19 years I can no longer tolerate him; I want to return his dowry’
Bisi Olopade’s milk of kindness
COSSY OJIAKOR BLOWS HOT: Tell Baba Fryo to pay me for touching my boobs
City of Friends: Harrysong, MC Shakara reveal their true friends
Cardi B heads 2018 Video Music Awards nominations list
Universal Music Groups opens office in Nigeria, unveils Tekno, Mr Eazi, others

News Headlines Jul 20, 2018. Headlines From Nigeria’s Major Newspapers

News Headlines Jul 20, 2018. Headlines From Nigeria’s Major Newspapers

Compiled by Demola Adefajo

The Punch

2019 polls: Police, civil defence demand N317m to feed dogs, horses
Ortom makes a U-turn, says I am still in APC
Buhari, Osinbajo, Saraki, governors meet inside Aso Rock
R-APC Reps shift mass defection to next week
APC plotting to oust seven PDP govs through rigging –Ishaku
Bloodshed must stop in Nigeria – Sultan, CAN, Ooni, others
Ondo police arrest car snatcher after stealing 32 vehicles
Tension as APC elects Osun gov candidate today
FG to engage 300,000 new N-Power beneficiaries
2019: PDP’s presidential candidate may emerge September 30
Rowdy session as South-East senators knock Buhari for ‘lopsided’ appointments
How to recover lost Microsoft Office documents
‘FG, states can no longer provide quality education’
Dapchi girls: Group wants ‘security chief’ probed for diverting £3m ransom
Ikorodu leaders back relocation of secretariat for shopping mall
Atiku will defeat Buhari in 2019 —Adamawa PDP
National carrier needs $300m initial capital — FG
2019: Segun Odegbami declares Ogun gov bid
I’ll examine what transpired under Fayose, Fayemi declares
R-APC Reps shift mass defection to next week
Buhari, Osinbajo, Saraki, governors meet inside Aso Rock
FG to engage 300,000 new N-Power beneficiaries
Ortom makes a U-turn, says I am still in APC
We may not participate in 2019 elections – PDP
2019 polls: Police, civil defence demand N317m to feed dogs,
Ikorodu leaders back relocation of secretariat for shopping mall
Policeman jailed for receiving bribe from robbery suspect
Enugu police arrest robbery suspect in pharmacy
Gunmen kill motorcyclist in Ibadan
Fake visa agent defrauds Facebook friend of N900,000
Siblings steal dead man’s property
Fear grips Nasarawa monarchs over sect that promotes fornication, adultery
Syndicate sedates motorists, snatches truck
Politicians interested in winning elections than governance —Jega
2019: Oladele pledges quality representation
Reps ask NCAA to test pilots for alcohol, drugs
Veto Buhari on budget timeframe bill, group urges NASS
Unpaid tax: ‘NDDC premises’ picketing not political’
Internships and money matters
Liverpool sign goalkeeper Alisson in record €72.5m deal
I won’t box again if I had Povetkin’s doping issues –Joshua
Aremu joins Flying Eagles for Mauritania clash
‘We aren’t under pressure to win Lagos badminton’
Rapes and beatings: The travails of S’Korea’s young athletes
Nwakali joins Porto on loan
Movie scene left me hospitalised for five days – Mosun Adeleye
Tonto Dike alerts parents to safety during holidays
50 years is a big deal to me – Tunde Obe
The Last Carver to be released in September
In Ijegba forest, Soyinka tells kids secrets of his muse
wapTV acquires right of 1,000-hour TV series
FG considering increase in allocation to health sector – Buhari
Management of Mycoplasma genitalium
LASG, PharmAccess partner to strengthen healthcare delivery
‘Nigerians deserve access to affordable health care’
‘Younger children tend to make more informed decisions’
Buhari pledges upward review of budgetary allocation to health sector
How to recover lost Microsoft Office documents
Kenya to get first deployment of internet balloons from Google parent
Essential accessories for mobile photography
Editorial: Curbing insecurity in the North
Ekiti and danger signals for 2019 election
In Nigeria, Ramaphosa is South Africa’s best brand ever
True friends hard to find
Vote ‘cashualisation’ and the commodification of tomorrow

The Nation

Oshiomhole: only those who lack honour ’ll defect to PDP
Ex-IG Coomasie dies at 76
Sultan: there’s too much bloodshed
NHIS cash: Council seeks CBN’s intervention
‘PDP considering 2019 polls boycott’
Senators differ on ethnic lines over Buhari’s appointments
Ending menace of tankers, trucks on Lagos roads
I’ll probe Fayose’s administration, says Fayemi
Robber ‘steals’ 32 cars in two years
23 caucus members back ‘right to water’ campaign
Lagos drills workers on fire safety
Lagos reiterates zero tolerance to street begging
August 11 for Bauchi by-election
Lagos food and beverage fair postponed
Importer petitions Ali over ‘extortion’ at port
Dr Olukoya Youth Football tourney kicks off Friday
Balogun eager to kickoff new EPL campaign with Brighton
Top seeds survive at Lagos International Badminton Classics
AITEO threatens to quit Nigerian football
Korea Open: Quadri battles China’s Liang in first round
Osun APC, PDP, SDP set for primaries
Oyetola: Why I should succeed Aregbesola
We are ready for any challenge by APC – Atiku
Mr Patrick lands international endorsement
Georgina Onuoha gets Masters degree
EmPrince out with ‘Scream my name’
Boosting medicare at the grassroots in Lagos
Warif gets USAID grant
Pharmacists tackle drug abuse
Rivers residents laud govt, navy over declining hydrocarbon pollution
Optimal productivity: Edo FRSC holds retreat for personnel
New Sheriff in APC
LAGESC warns residents against indiscriminate waste disposal
MSSN trains 4,400 youths in 50 skills
‘600,000 jobs lost in fishing sector’
Apapa gridlock worsens with alleged extortion by security officials
Govt threatens to sanction recruiters in oil sector
RMRDC: no going back on kenaf value chain devt

ThisDay

Power Supply Remains Low at 3,838MW as Fashola, Discos Bicker
Trouble for National Carrier as House Mulls Probe of Concession Deal
Lagos Seeks Buhari’s Intervention to End Apapa Gridlock
Senate in Rowdy Session over Fresh Presidential Appointments
It Will Be Irresponsible of Me Not to Probe Fayose, Says Fayemi

Two Policemen Allegedly Killed as Melaye Escapes Assassination Attempt

Obasanjo: Women’s Roles Beyond ‘Other Room’

Olympian Stabbed to Death

Buhari Considers Increase of Health Sector Budget Allocation, Implementation of Yayale…
Buhari, Masari Mourn as Former IG, Coomassie is Dead
Osun APC Primary Election Holds Friday as Panel Promises Transparent Exercise
Malami: Why FG Can’t Release Dasuki
EFCC Urged to Probe £3m Allegedly Spent by FG to Secure…
Bank Chief Seeks Increased Collaboration on Technology
FRC Reduces ‘Cooling Off’ Period for Executives
Ecobank Nigeria Appoints Akinwuntan MD Designate
Nigerian Stock Exchange to List FGN N10.69bn Green Bond
Safetrust Refunds Investment in Safetowers
More Nigerians Seeking Greener Pastures Abroad
Ighalo Crowned Chinese Club’s All-time Top Scorer
Flying Eagles Get Aremu Boost ahead Clash with Mauritania
Man Utd Named Second Most Valuable Sports Team in the World
Akinwunmi, Adepoju for Cowbell Football Summer Camp Opening
7.7m Fans Visited FIFA Fan Fest During Russia 2018
Future Eagles Defeat Morocco 3-2 in Opening Match
Tinubu’s Breathtaking Hypocrisy

Daily Trust

Melaye escapes assassination attempt
Coomassie’s death: We’re in shock, says ACF
Nigerians’ votes must count in 2019 – Sultan
Ozekhome begs Buhari to release Dasuki
Former IGP Commassie is dead, to be buried tomorrow
Nearly 10,000 cases suspected to be cholera this year alone
Reform: Police, activists differ on #EndSARS campaign
National carrier: Indigenous operators seek level-playing field
Ortom meets Oshionhole, denies leaving APC
PDP threatens to boycott 2019 polls
NEC asks governors to act on 2,359 condemned convicts
Twitter appoints Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala to Board of Directors
.Senators in rowdy session over Buhari’s ‘skewed’ appointments
FCT police gets new commissioner
…ADP wants Ekiti gov’ship nullified
‘Umahi will lose in 2019’
Why we shun coalition — NRM
Security operatives, others in emergency meeting as Apapa traffic worsens
‘Notorious’ car snatcher rearrested in Ondo
N500m money laundering: Ex-Ondo PDP chair gets bail
Boko Haram kills 30 commuters in Borno
Banditry: FG tasked on aerial surveillance
Aina, Abraham off to Australia with Chelsea squad, Moses missing.
AFN lists Okagbare, Oduduru, 93 others for 2018 Africa Championships
Akinwunmi, Adepoju for Cowbell Football Summer Camp opening
.National carrier: Indigenous operators seek level-playing field
Buhari appoint new heads of 3 agencies
‘m meeting with APC to determine next move-Ortom
.
Court ends 21-yr-old marriage over neglect
Combating fake news and emotive pathway to self-destruction
State Police creation: The fundamentals and fears
A homecoming for Atiku
Leveraging diplomacy to tackle unemployment
Televangelist, 150 followers jailed over sexual abuse, fraud charges
Editorial: Abuja Rail Mass Transit cometh
How to avoid buying fake/adulterated agrochemicals
Farmers worry as fake, adulterated agrochemicals flood markets
Why Nigeria’s natural resources are fast depleting – FAO
Kadpoly is set to restore 80% of de-accredited courses – Rector
Forum wants direct actions on Lake Chad shrinking, agric budgeting

Leadership

ACF Chairman, Coomassie, Dies At 76
Fayemi Denies Vote-buying Allegation, Vows To Probe Fayose
PMB Meets Saraki, Govs Over Planned Defection
Buhari Meets With Osinbajo, Saraki, 4 Govs. At Aso Rock
Prime Minister Theresa May Escapes Assassination
Senate Set To Probe PMB’s Appointments Over Federal Character
BREAKING: Ex-IGP, Ibrahim Coomassie Passes
Legislators Lament Inability Of Banks To Provide Long -Term Loans
Harnessing Local Content To Grow Nigeria’s Oil, Gas Industry
LADOL MD Advocates Policy On Investment In Developing Countries
NAGAFF, ANLCA Tackle FG’s Appointee Over CRFFN Board Chairman
Revitalised Agribusiness, Agro-Industry Key To Diversification – Minister
Examining Afreximbank’s Initiative To Save $400bn Intra-Africa Trade Potential
Airtel Offers 100% Bonus On Data In New SmartConnect Package
Diamond Bank Rewards 1,016 Customers In DiamondXtra Promo
We’ll Ensure Quick Passage Of AMCON Amendment Bill – Reps
Okotie As God’s Political Missionary
How APC Can Win South-East In 2019 – Anyanwu
PMB Is A Courageous Leader – Hon Akpatason
APC, PDP And War Of Attrition Over Project Ownership
Tricycle Production: APC Condemns Willie Obiano’s Trip To Austria, Says It’s Jamboree
NFF Holds Emergency Congress July 27 To End Crises
I Want To Cement My Legacy – Joshua
France Hits Back At U.S. TV Show Host Over Make-Up Of World Cup Team
2018 C’wealth Games: Obaseki Announces N7.5m Cash Reward For Athletes, Coaches
Ruby Gyang, Nonso Bassey, Lindsey Abudei, Others For O’ Live Concert Tomorrow
Grammy Awards 2019 Date Announced
EDITORIAL: 2019: Political Parties Should Adopt Direct Primary
Atiku: A Life Of Giving
Managing Capital Market Operator Brands
Talent, Hardwork & the Holiday
Soyinka As Nigeria’s Moral Beacon
EU Expresses Concern Over Israel’s Jewish Nation-state Law
Undaunted By criticism, Trump Looks To Next Putin Meeting
Britain Identifies Russians Suspected Of Skripal Nerve Attack
Turkey Denounces Israel’s Jewish Nation-state Law As Racist
Bribery: ICPC Secures Conviction Against 3 Ex-policemen
Flood Kills 23 Persons, Destroys 71 Houses
39,000 Fake Cooperative Societies Uncovered In Edo

The Guardian

Senate in rowdy session over Buhari’s appointments
Bloodbath threatens stability, Sultan warns
Nigeria, others to spend $105b on oil, gas decommissioning
Fayemi meets Buhari at presidential villa, denies vote buying
Buhari meets Saraki in Aso Rock, NEC silent on revenue sharing crisi­s
Support group alleges plot to link Atiku with herders’ attacks
Traffic party on Lagos roads as tankers’ takeover enters fourth day
APC wades into Ortom’s planned defection from party
After Helsinki, Trump plans to host Putin in Washington
Stranded Nigerian fans and Russia as a new destination
D’Tigress intensifies preparations in Atlanta for World Cup
Giwa moves NFF secretariat to Sunday Dankaro House
Ties that binds Ronaldo, Serie A and Supersport
Galatasaray, Fulham, others battle for Ahmed Musa
‘Houanvoegbe will see red stars at GOtv Boxing Night 15’
How heavy taxes, harassments hobble telcos
Experts advocate tax reduction on building materials to check housing deficit
Stakeholders express worries over low internet penetration
Inventor, Cryogeny seal pact to provide resilient air conditioning systems
Editorial: Nigeria’s extreme poverty ranking
Battling male hair loss? Here’s what you really need to know
EFCC and the extinction of an equalizer
The graveyard city
Lamentation, anomie and the imperatives of federalism
Where politics disunites, football unites – Part 2
How Buhari’s executive order stokes resentment in polity
PDP presidential aspirants divided on consensus
Gombe APC seeking common front ahead of 2019 guber race
Stakeholders seek digitalization of retail payment system
ALTON fumes as Rivers seals 9mobile office over tax
Global Accelerex trains Nigerian security agencies on cyber crime
Go Rentals targets Nigeria in African operations expansion plan
Safety fears over gene-editing tool, CT scans
Common blood pressure drug banned over cancer links
Processed meats cause manic episodes
Hot pepper compound may reduce obesity

The Sun

Vote ‘cashualisation’ and the commodification of tomorrow
FAAC deadlock: NNPC can’t continue spending public funds without approval – Governors
Apapa/Oshodi gridlock: Lagos begins removal of tankers today
2019: PDP considers boycott
Defection: Ortom makes U-turn
Senate tackles Buhari on appointments
Okorocha bombs Umeh
The Police protest in Maiduguri
How to prevent danger in Onitsha drainage channels
Russia 2018 World Cup fallout: Ndidi, Moses, Mikel, Iwobi’s stock
FG to take over, complete Farin Ruwa Dam
20% Nigerians may experience flooding – FG
Buhari assures Ekwueme’s family on refund of £200,000 medical bill
My four-point agenda’ll transform our economy – Adegoke, aspirant
INEC fixes August 11 for conduct of Bauchi South Senatorial by-election
Nigeria to spend $300m on national carrier
Nanotechnology will address critical problems in developing countries – Okwuosa
Russia 2018 World Cup fallout: Ndidi, Moses, Mikel, Iwobi’s stock
Jack Wilshere hoping to boost England chances with West Ham move
World Cup: Lagos fans evoke experiences at Gov. Ambode’s viewing centres
UK police identify nerve agent attack suspects as Russians
Growing extremism threatens Mali’s presidential poll
Russia shows off new generation of nuclear, conventional weapons
Buhari assures Ekwueme’s family on refund of £200,000 medical bill
FAAC deadlock: NNPC can’t continue spending public funds without approval – Governors
Apapa/Oshodi gridlock: Lagos begins removal of tankers today
2019: PDP considers boycott
My four-point agenda’ll transform our economy – Adegoke, aspirant
Nigeria to spend $300m on national carrier
Osun Guber: SDP picks Iwo indigene as candidate
2019: PDP considers boycott
Kwankwaso’s presidential ambition forcing him out of APC, says Sen. Gaya
Editorial: The Police protest in Maiduguri
Herdsmen’s killings: Hunger, starvation imminent in Taraba
Return of the Prodigal Son
How to prevent danger in Onitsha drainage channels
Why I’m supporting Buhari’s re-election – K1 De Ultimate
Almajiri as consequence of Boko Haram
In search of another Mandela in Africa: The Lagos highway to hell
Ekiti: Media houses in jeopardy
A knack for details can make you succeed

Vanguard

Nigeria’s Overcentralized Federal System And Poor Development Performance
FUT Minna Expels PhD Student For Plagiarism, 3 Others For Being ‘Landlords’
Delta Judiciary Urged To End Discrimination Against Judges From Private Bar
Okowa’s Aide Calls For Adequate Voter Education At Grassroots
Abubakar Malami: Balancing The Scale
INEC Fixes Aug 11 For Bauchi South By-Election
Cartoon: Mr & Mrs
Delta Govt Assures On Completion Of Palliative Works On Roads
Buhari Intervened On Bio-Metric Capturing — NAHCON Boss
AGF Queries Varsity Over N3.564bn Expenditure
Why War Against Terror Remains Intractable – Turaki
Notes On Northern, Other Elders National Summit: Good Journalism, Neighbourliness Matter
Why I Want To Be Governor Of Kwara – Issa Aremu
ONDO: How Ocean Surge Threatens Our Existence — Ayetoro Community
How Dozens Of Families Lost Relatives, Property To Flood In Ogun
Atiku, Turaki In Heated Drive For PDP Votes
Adegoke Flays Conspiracy To Foist Oyetola
Maritime workers issue 21-day ultimatum to FG over Apapa-Oshodi Expressway gridlock
FAAC deadlock goes on as govs insist on ‘no sharing’
Reps investigate $50bn loss in gold tax revenue, illegal mining
Police deny assassination attempt on Dino Melaye, asks him to report
Why PDP, Secondus, Atiku threatened to boycott 2019 polls, …
How Buhari’s appointments engendered rowdy session at Senate
One killed, many injured as gunmen invade Anambra community
Breaking: ACF Chairman, Ibrahim Coomassie dies
Why Nigerian govt can’t release Dasuki — Attorney General Malami
Fresh Congresses : Imo APC, stakeholders move to stop Oshiomhole, others
Under cover of condolence, PDP seals agreements with Saraki, 3 govs
Lagos at standstill as over 12,000 trucks choke roads
APC Primary: Oyetola calls for calm
APC: Group backs direct primary, says it’s turn of Osun West, Iwo
Omisore emerges SDP flagbearer
APC AKIDA: Buhari’s home trouble
Rohr experimented with Eagles at Russia 2018, says Iwobi
Balogun vows to lift BHA in EPL
Asaba 2018 AAC: Okon-George targets two titles for Nigeria
Opera News celebrate end of World Cup with car give-away
FG evacuates 230 stranded Nigerians in Russia, Friday
After 19 years I can no longer tolerate him; I want to return his dowry’
Enugu based singer, Morris, raises the game with new song, ‘Oluchukwu’
Film adaptation of ‘Imagine This’ by Nigerian-British novelist underway
Nigerian fashion brand to release collection inspired by Fela, Mandela
Marvel Comics asks Nnedi Okorafor to write Black Panther `Shuri’ standalone book
Tiwa Savage’s ‘Vibe’ video hits No 1 spot on YouTube
FMDQ lists Dangote Cement’s N50bn commercial papers
Car thief nabbed a day after court released him: I needed money to pay my lawyer
ONDO: How ocean surge threatens our existence — Ayetoro community
9-year-old Emmanuella launches mobile app
LUTH inducts 186 doctors, dentists

We may boycott 2019 elections, PDP threatens

With Ekiti experience, we may not participate in 2019 elections, PDP says

Olusola Fabiyi, Abuja

The Peoples Democratic Party has threatened that it may not participate in the 2019 general elections unless it gets assurance that what happened in Ekiti State governorship election would not be repeated.

National chairman of the party, Uche Secondus, spoke in Abuja on Thursday when he granted audience to joint delegation of International Republican Institute and National Democratic Institute at the party’s national headquarters.

Secondus accused the Independent National Electoral Commission and security agencies of being partial during the conduct of the Ekiti governorship election.

He said the main opposition party did not contest against the All Progressives Congress or any other political party in the state, but contested against the commission and security agencies.

He said, “Our opinion is that INEC and security agents are directly involved in this manipulation.

“As a matter of fact, we did not contest against the APC; we contested against the security agencies and INEC.

“Nigerians and the international community are aware of this fact because of what happened in the state.”

‎He disclosed that the party was consulting whether to participate in the 2019 general elections or not, “because you are participating against security agencies and INEC who have colluded to alter the figures even after you have voted. So, we are in a dilemma.”

According to him, if noting is done to restore the confidence of ordinary Nigerians and other political parties, it might be difficult to accept the result of 2019 general election, no matter what the outcome might be, noting that such may a recipe for crisis.

‎He alleged that Ekiti State was militarised before and during the election, adding that PDP leaders were harassed and arrested and detained in the state.

He said, “Our members were harassed, arrested and detained overnight. All of these things were happening in the suburbs.

“In the city, it was like a roadshow and it was like nothing was happening; but it was at the local government that they carried out their activities and most people were scared and didn’t come out to vote.

“The second thing was that they came out with federal might, with money, with everything to entice the voters.

“Even at that, we won the election but it was manipulated.”