Ekiti and the drama of power

Ekiti and the drama of power

By Dare Babarinsa

At least Kayode Fayemi knows how to be a governor. Yes, we have had governors in Ekiti; the dignified Niyi Adebayo, the competent Segun Oni and the intellectual Kayode Fayemi, but none like the populist Peter Ayodele Fayose (He loves to call himself Peter the Rock). Fayose’s ambition was to be a governor like no other. He succeeded. He is not my idea of a governor. Therefore the election of July 14 was seen by most Ekiti citizens as a referendum on Fayose’s style of leadership.
I cannot remember any election since 1999 that has polarized Ekiti than the last governorship election in which Dr. Kayode Fayemi, the candidate of the All Progressives Congress, APC, defeated Fayose’s deputy-governor, Professor Kolapo Olusola Eleka of the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP. The division showed in the result. Neither of the two candidates was dominant. Fayemi scored 197,459 votes to Olusola’s 178,121. President Muhammadu Buhari, in congratulating Fayemi for his victory, said it showed an acceptance of the APC. I dare say the President should wait till 2019 for the Ekiti opinion about the APC.

The July 14 election was not about APC or the PDP. It was a referendum on the unusual ways of Ayodele Fayose, the outgoing governor. Fayose is a phenomenon.He showed himself to be a politician of unusual brilliance and inventiveness. I first heard about him in 2002 when he emerged as the governorship candidate of the PDP.I met Governor Niyi Adebayo in his modest office (the old office of the Ado Local Government) in Ado Ekiti where we discussed the development. How can the PDP field an unknown quantity over and above men and women of substance within the party? It was strange. Adebayo too was surprised for he was expecting a more formidable and better known opponent. In 1999, he had faced Professor Tunde Adeniran, an illustrious son of the land. Adebayo defeated him. He had on his side the overwhelming influence of Afenifere, the mainstream Yoruba political and cultural movement that then dominated the Alliance for Democracy, AD.

Fayose had been procured from dark obscurity by the leadership of the PDP and placed at the centre stage of Ekiti politics. I was eager to know more about this new boy in the hood. Some of the leaders have brought charges that Fayose had never worked in any organization before and never performed the compulsory National Service. They said he never finished his course at The Polytechnic, Ibadan, where he claimed he graduated with a Higher National Diploma. I sent Yemi Olowolabi, one of my most enterprising colleagues in TELL, to get in touch with Fayose and ask for his Curriculum Vitae. Olowolabi, who is now the Ondo State Commissioner for Information, met him. Fayose never sent his C.V.

Fayose now has a rich C.V. He is the first Ekiti politician to be governor twice. After his first tour of duty, he fled the shores of Nigeria. When he finally returned he was put in Ikoyi Prison for about 100 days. He has cases hanging on his neck for alleged stealing of Ekiti fund and several cases of murder. He was accused of supervising the killing of one Akin Omojola who was beaten to death in Ifaki. Like Houdini, he escaped the vice set for him by his foes to continue his romance with politics. He flirted with Fayemi in his struggle against Governor Segun Oni and finally purchased a senatorial ticket of the Labour Party but lost the election to the famous journalist Babafemi Ojudu. By 2014, Fayose was back in full force winning the PDP governorship ticket by defeating a coterie of foes including Dayo Adeyeye and Caleb Olubolade, former Military Administrator of Bayelsa State who was a Minister in Jonathan’s government. He went ahead to rout Fayemi, then the incumbent governor, at the election.

Now that Fayemi has won the return match, I hope he would concentrate on his assignment. There are three things that are urgent. One is the issue of unemployment. Thousands of young graduates are roaming the streets of Ado-Ekiti and many have migrated to Lagos and other cities. He needs to lead the people to acquire marketable skills to produce product and services. This year, the only viable large manufacturing concern in the state, the Ikogosi Warm Spring Company, producer of Gossi Water, collapsed. It should not only come back, the government should try and encourage the setting up of other industries considering the abundance of trained manpower in the state and easier access to land.

The second assignment is to look into the portfolio of abandoned projects. The state is littered with many abandoned projects especially at the Ekiti State University, EKSU, and other places. All abandoned projects should be re-evaluated and completed. Ekiti State is noted for its good network of roads. All our governors: Niyi Adebayo, Fayose, Segun Oni and Fayemi, have all done well in making good roads. However, some of these roads are falling into decay. Rehabilitation and maintenance of roads should be a matter of public culture. We should not wait until the roads become impassable before we fix them.

The most difficult assignment however would be how to reconstruct the state finances which is now in shambles. First, there is a need to put a moratorium on public borrowing. All past governors, except Adebayo, have borrowed for mostly unproductive prestige projects. Now we have enough debt overhung to be inherited by our grandchildren. The incoming governor should pity the next generation by putting a cap on borrowing. He should also move quickly to recover state assets in private hands. He may need the help of the Economic and Financial Crime Commission, EFCC, and the Interpol to do this. Some of the assets may be in far-flung places like China, Singapore, Hawaii and Dubai.

Though Fayemi won the governorship contest, the winners of the election are the long suffering Ekiti people. In the evening of Saturday July 14, even before the Independent National Electoral Commission, INEC, declared the result, Fayose and his agents went to the state radio to claim that Professor Olusola Eleka had won the election, asking the people to “rise up and resist rigging.” The National Broadcasting Corporation, NBC, quickly shut down the radio station. In the early hours of Sunday July 15, the governorship election returning officer, Professor Idowu Olayinka, the highly respected vice-chancellor of the University of Ibadan, announced the result, proclaiming Fayemi the winner.

On the day of the election, I had joined other citizens to cast my vote. I was at the polling centre in front of my uncle’s house, the late Chief James Ekunola, in Okemesi. Voting was orderly, witnessed by only three female police officers. Voting was concluded by 2 p.m. Votes were counted openly and everyone heard the result. There was no dispute anywhere because the process was so transparent notwithstanding the pervasive and corrosive influence of money.

The fall of Fayose is an affirmation that politics is local. His rabble-rousing rascality resonated with many people across Nigeria, especially among those who are opposed to the dour Muhammadu Buhari and his incapacity to save Nigerians from rampaging murderous gangs. Fayose was the brave David who stood up to the Federal Leviathan over the Fulani herdsmen issue. He took on Chief Olusegun Obasanjo, who drove him from power in 2005, accusing the former President of hypocrisy. He attacked President Buhari at every turn, once proclaiming him dead or paralyzed while the President was receiving medical treatment in London. Then last week, the President came to Ado to campaign for Fayemi and Fayose asked taxi driver and transporters to stay off the road so that no one would be available to welcome the President.

Twenty-four hours after the President left, news came that the governor had been attacked by some policemen and that Ado was boiling. I called my friends in Ado and was told that indeed, there had been clashes in front of the Government House in the morning but that Ado was now calm. Fayose soon appeared on national television, with neck brace turned upside down and his left hand in a sling tied to his supposedly wounded neck. He was weeping, with tears falling on his robust cheeks. He alleged that some policemen slapped him and wounded him with the butts of their guns. He said Professor Olusola Eleka too was also beaten. He blamed the Inspector-General of Police for his plight.

I spoke to a senior police officer who claimed that Fayose was lying. Yes that morning, police had dispersed with teargas a crowd of PDP supporters who wanted to organize a prayer walk round the city. He said the police had not granted any permit for a prayer rally. Fayose’s supporters later moved into the Government House ground where the rally was addressed by Fayose, Olusola and other leaders.

One disturbing aftermath of this election is that no role is assigned to the candidate who came second. The American presidential system adopted by Nigeria since 1979 is a winner-take-all Olympics. In the old parliamentary system, Ekiti would have benefited from Professor Olusola Eleka’s knowledge and experience as the Leader of Opposition. He would also be the Premier-in-waiting in case the Premier loses a vote of confidence in the House of Assembly. Now the only place where the winner and the loser can meet is in the law court. This is not right.

Those who are clamoring for restructuring should consider this aspect of our Constitution. It is simply unhealthy.A day before the election, a foreign delegation had visited Ado to have discussions with both Fayemi and Olusola Eleka. They met Fayose. He had dispatched the deputy governor on another errand. He had removed his hand sling but still carry his neck brace with grim determination and dark humour. The brace was now properly fixed. Such was Fayose’s sense of drama that he did not tell himself the truth about his neck brace. He would have a lot of opportunities for drama in the months ahead.

Source: The Guardian


Cure for diabetes imminent- scientists

Scientists near cure for diabetes
By Chukwuma Muanya

Scientists claim they are closer than ever to cures for type 1 and type 2 diabetes.
According to researchers beginning a world-first trial in the south of England, type 1 diabetes could be prevented by feeding babies powdered insulin.

Pregnant women are being asked to sign up to the National Health Service (NHS) trial in the Thames Valley in a bid to protect at-risk babies from type 1 diabetes for the rest of their lives.

People with the condition do not produce the hormone insulin, which regulates blood sugar, and scientists suggest feeding it to babies who show signs of diabetes.

This could train the immune system not to stop the body producing vital insulin, and prevent type 1 diabetes from ever developing, the researchers say.

Researchers from Oxford University say the trial is ‘an enormous breakthrough’ and hope they can stop the potentially deadly condition from developing.

And scientists at the University of Alabama have revealed a cheap drug commonly used to treat high blood pressure could improve diabetics’ symptoms and reduce the amount of insulin they need to take.

Pregnant women in Berkshire, Buckinghamshire, Milton Keynes and Oxfordshire are being invited to take part in the NHS’s world-first trial.

It is the first to ever look into preventing type 1 diabetes, the researchers say, and will involve screening all babies for diabetes risk at birth.

The findings were published in the journal Nature Medicine.

Experts expect one per cent of the children to have a high risk – a greater than 10 per cent chance of developing type 1 diabetes – because of their genes.

Parents of those children will then be offered powdered insulin to give their child until they are three years old, with the aim of giving them protection for life.

Insulin is a hormone, which controls the levels of sugar in people’s blood, and those with type 1 diabetes do not produce any, so their sugar levels get dangerously high.

People with the condition have to regularly check their blood sugar levels and inject themselves with insulin to keep steady levels of glucose in their body.

Type 1 diabetes cannot be cured, and can lead to complications such as blindness, kidney failure and limb amputation because of nerve damage.

It also makes people much more like to have a stroke or heart attack.

The Primary Oral Insulin Trial, called POInT, aims to prevent the condition ever developing in people who have a high risk when they are born.

In people with type 1 diabetes, a faulty immune system causes the body to attack its own insulin-producing cells in the pancreas and destroys them.

By feeding babies insulin, scientists hope the immune system will become used to the hormone and not attack pancreatic cells in the future.

Also, new research suggests a single injection could cure both obesity and type 2 diabetes without any side effects.

A study found injecting a hormone, known as FGF21, into obese mice causes weight loss and greater insulin sensitivity for more than a year.

Insulin resistance is the reduced ability of cells to respond to the hormone, which transports glucose out of the bloodstream and is associated with the onset of type 2 diabetes.

FGF21 is thought to lead to weight loss by boosting animals’ energy levels, making them more active.

The hormone also raises their body temperatures, which causes rodents to burn calories.

The study was published in the journal EMBO Molecular Medicine.

Type 2 diabetes is a condition, which causes a person’s blood sugar to get too high.

Type 2 diabetes is associated with being overweight and you may be more likely to get it if it’s in the family.

The condition means the body does not react properly to insulin – the hormone that controls absorption of sugar into the blood – and cannot properly regulate sugar glucose levels in the blood.

Excess fat in the liver increases the risk of developing type 2 diabetes as the buildup makes it harder to control glucose levels, and also makes the body more resistant to insulin.

Weight loss is the key to reducing liver fat and getting symptoms under control.

Symptoms include tiredness, feeling thirsty, and frequent urination.

It can lead to more serious problems with nerves, vision and the heart.

Treatment usually involves changing your diet and lifestyle, but more serious cases may require medication.

How was the research was carried out? The researchers, from the Autonomous University of Barcelona, fed adult mice either a standard or high-fat diet for 10 weeks.

The weight of the animals fed the standard diet increased by 27 per cent, while the other rodents’ increased by 72 per cent, making them obese.

The obese mice were then injected with FGF21. Those of a healthy weight were given a placebo-style jab.

All of the rodents were then fed their respective diets for around one year, with their body weights being monitored throughout.

Results suggest the weight of the mice injected with FGF21 normalised within a few weeks of the jab, making them a similar size to the rodents given a standard diet.

The obese animals, which were suffering from insulin resistance, also had normal levels of the hormone after being given the jab.

FGF21, which has been associated with bone loss, did not cause any change to the mice’s bone density or volume.

When the researchers fed a high-fat diet to older adult mice and then injected them with FGF21, the rodents initially lost 10 per cent of their body weight, with them continuing to shed the pounds until they were the same size as healthy animals.

The scientists carried out this second experiment due to the risk of obesity and type 2 diabetes increasing with age.

Although the findings, published in the journal EMBO Molecular Medicine, are promising, the researchers add larger, longer studies in animals are required before FGF21 can be considered for treatment in humans.

Source: The Guardian

Best ways to speed up your computer

Best ways to speed up your computer

You may know what it feels like to have a brand new computer, especially one that is in a perfect condition and seems to blaze through even the toughest of challenges.

After some time, files and folders may take longer to open, programs don’t shut down as quickly as you would like, delayed logins and start-ups seem to be a daily occurrence, and you just can’t have quick access to documents like before. Sometimes, specific programs are to blame, making it difficult to know where to begin to clean things up, according to Lifewire.

Fortunately, there are things you can do to speed up your computer to make it seem new again. Before we take a look at how to make a speedy computer again, let’s examine why the computer is slow in the first place.

Why is my computer slow?

Over time, as you download files, browse the Internet, remove programs, leave applications open, and do pretty much anything else on your computer, it slowly collects junk and causes behind-the-scenes problems that are not always so easy to catch at first.

File fragmentation is a really big culprit as well as the accumulation of cached web browser files, a cluttered desktop, a full hard drive, slow hardware, dirty hardware, and many other things.

However, your computer itself may actually not be slow. You may just be experiencing a slow Internet connection due to a faulty router, a bad connection, or limited speed offered by your Internet Service Provider. In any case, you may just need to speed up your Internet access.

Clean up junk files and programs

Use a free system cleaner like CCleaner to erase unnecessary junk files in the Windows Operating System itself, the Windows Registry, and third-party programs like your web browsers, which like to collect cache files.

If these temporary Internet files and other useless items stick around for too long, they can not only cause programs to hang and become unresponsive and sluggish, but also take up valuable hard drive space.

Clean up your desktop if it’s cluttered. Making Windows Explorer load those icons and folders each time the desktop refreshes can put unnecessary load on your hardware, which takes away system resources that could be used elsewhere.

Remove unwanted programs that are just lingering on your computer. These are not only taking up hard drive space but they might open automatically with Windows and be running in the background all the time, sucking away at the processor and memory. There are several free uninstaller tools that make this really easy.

Junk files may be anything you simply don’t use or want anymore. So, delete those old video files that you downloaded a year ago and back up all the data you don’t readily use, like vacation pictures.

Once your computer is free from unnecessary temporary and junk files, you should have more free hard drive space available for other things that are important. The larger free space on the hard drive also helps with performance because the drive capacity is not constantly being pushed to its limits.

Defrag your hard drive

To defrag your hard drive is to consolidate all the empty spaces that are created in the file system structure as you add and remove files. These empty spaces make your hard drive take longer to think, which in turn causes files, folders, and programs to open slowly.

There are plenty of free defrag tools you can download to do this but another option is to use the one built-in to Windows.

Remove viruses, malware, spyware, adware, etc.

Every Windows computer is vulnerable to malware but there’s little reason it should ever get infected if you regularly use anti-malware programs.

Once the virus is on the computer, it usually stores itself in the system memory, hogging resources that could be used by legitimate programs, thus slowing everything down. Some malicious programs show pop-ups or trick you into buying their “antivirus program,” which are even more reasons to remove them.

You should periodically scan your computer for malware to get rid of these pesky memory hogs.

Adjust visual effects

Windows provides a number of interesting visual effects including animated windows and fading menus. These are fine to have turned on but only if you have enough memory.

You can turn off these visual effects to speed things up a bit.

Clean, replace or upgrade your hardware

Even though software problems are the cause of many slow computers, you can only get so far before you need to address the hardware components.

For example, if your computer doesn’t let you open more than a couple of programs at once, or doesn’t let you watch HD movies, you may very well have a small amount of Random Access Memory or a broken/outdated video card. You may also just have dirty hardware.

It is wise to periodically clean your physical hardware parts. Over time, and due especially to certain environmental effects, fans and other pieces under the case can gather clumps of dirt or hair, which makes them work in overdrive just to function normally. Clean up everything before you buy new hardware – it’s possible that they are just too dirty.

You can use a free system information utility to see the specs of your hardware. These tools are helpful if you’re planning on replacing hardware so that you don’t have to open your computer just to check on things.

For example, if you want to have 4 GB of RAM, you can use a system info tool to confirm that you only have 2 GB so you can buy more.

Reinstall the entire windows operating system

The most drastic solution to speeding up your computer is to delete all the software and files, remove the whole Windows OS, and start from scratch. You can do this with a clean install of Windows.

The great thing about doing this is that you essentially have a new computer, free of year’s worth of software and registry changes and errors that you don’t even know you had. However, you should really think more than twice about doing this because it is irreversible and is one of the last decisions you can make to speed up your computer.



GDPR stands for General Data Protection Regulation. GDPR, also known as Regulation (EU) 2016/679, is a European Union law drafted on April 27, 2016 and instituted on May 25, 2018. It replaces the EU Data Protection Directive, which was adopted in 1995. The primary purpose of GDPR is to protect the personal data of residents of countries within the European Union.

Techopedia says GDPR updates the previous Data Protection Directive to be relevant to modern times and technologies.

To whom does GDPR apply?

The GDPR guidelines must be followed by all public and private companies and organisations within the EU. While GDPR is enforceable within the European Union, it also applies to companies and organisations outside the EU that do business with EU residents.

Fines and penalties may be assessed to entities that do not conform to the regulations. While GDPR is commonly associated with Information Technology industries, such as e-commerce websites and cloud services, it applies to all EU organisations that store personal data. Examples include health care services, law firms, educational institutions, scientific research firms, and government entities.

For example, if a United States-based company stores data for individuals living in Sweden, it must conform to the GDPR regulations. On the consumer side, GDPR protects both EU citizens and people who live and work in the EU. The rules apply to individuals engaged in business transactions, but they do not apply to personal or household activities.

Culled from The Punch

Fayemi Gets Certificate Of Return, Pledges Good Governance

Fayemi Gets Certificate Of Return, Pledges Good Governance

Ekiti State Governor-elect, Dr Kayode Fayemi receiving the certificate of return

By Alo Abiola –

Ekiti State Governor-elect Dr Kayode Fayemi was on Wednesday presented with the Certificate of Return by the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC), with the promise to deliver good governance to the people of the state.

Speaking after he was presented with the certificate, at a ceremony held at the INEC state headquarters office, in Ado-Ekiti, the state capital, Fayemi pledged not to disappoint the people of the state who gave him the mandate in the last Saturday’s poll.

Fayemi said the people of Ekiti State will start enjoying the real dividends of democracy from October 16 when he will formally assumed mantle of leadership of the state.

The National Commissioner in charge of Oyo, Ekiti and Osun States, Prince Adedeji Soyebi, presented Fayemi and Deputy Governor-elect Otunba Bisi Egbeyemi with the Certificate of Return at the event.

While commending the INEC for doing an excellent job Fayemi contended that the election which returned him as winner was “seamless, free, fair, credible and violence-free.”

He said INEC should be commended for conducting a process of 14 steps which climaxed with the presentation of the Certificate of Return.

Fayemi maintained that the electoral body delivered the election in a credible and professional manner, despite fears being expressed in the build-up to the poll.

The governor-elect also commended the security agencies for securing the process which gave the voters courage to turnout massively and exercise their civic responsibility.

Fayemi hailed the APC National Working Committee (NWC) led by the National Chairman, Mr. Adams Oshiomhole and the State Executive Committee led by the State Chairman, Chief Olajide Awe.

He said: “For INEC, the work has just ended and for us, the work has just started. We have a responsibility not to disappoint our people.

“Ekiti people will see the benefit of good governance by the grace of God as from October 16.”

In his remarks, INEC National Commissioner, Soyebi noted that the presentation of Certificate of Return marked the end of the process of the Ekiti governorship election.

Soyebi who described Ekiti as a homogenous state, urged the people of the state to continue being one another’s brother’s keepers.

He said, “Today marks the end of the election in Ekiti State on the part of the Commission while is the presentation of Certificates of Return to the governor-elect and the deputy governor-elect.

“If there are issues arising from the election, there is another arm of government that will take care of that. This is another important day in the history of the state.

“On behalf of the Commission, I congratulate everybody. Ekiti has pointed the way forward in conducting elections in Nigeria.”

The Resident Electoral Commissioner (REC), Prof. AbdulGaniy Raji, commended the people of Ekiti State for the maturity displayed before during and after the election which he was successful.

Dangote Remains Africa’s Richest Man With $12.4bn Net Worth

Dangote Remains Africa’s Richest Man With $12.4bn Net Worth

Aliko Dangote


Despite a nearly $2 billion drop in his net worth, Chairman of Dangote Group of Companies, Alhaji Aliko Dangote remained Africa’s richest person with a $12.4 billion fortune.

He is currently number 100 on the Forbes Billionaires list which listed the founder of Amazon.com Inc, Jeff Bezos as the richest man in modern history.‎ While Bezos fortune jumped from $112 billion which it was in March this year to $151.4 billion as at yesterday, Dangote’s fortune dipped from $14.1 billion in March to $12.4 billion.

This was however higher than $12.2 billion that he was worth in January this year. Forbes yesterday said Jeff Bezos is the richest person in modern history. The Amazon.com Inc. founder’s net worth cracked $150 billion in New York on Monday, according to the Bloomberg Billionaires Index.

That’s about $55 billion more than Microsoft Corp. co-founder Bill Gates, the world’s second-richest person. Bezos, 54, also has topped Gates in inflation-adjusted terms. The $100 billion mark that Gates hit briefly in 1999 at the height of the dot-com boom would be worth about $149 billion in today’s dollars.

That makes the Amazon chief executive officer richer than anyone else on earth since at least 1982, when Forbes published its inaugural wealth ranking.

Bezos crossed the threshold as Amazon was preparing to kick off its 36-hour summer sales event, Prime Day, which got off to a rocky start as glitches struck the firm’s website and mobile app.

Shares of the company, which had climbed to a record $1,841.95 earlier Monday, pared gains on the news, closing up 0.5 percent at $1,822.49. Bezos’s stay above $150 billion may be short-lived. The stock slipped below $1,800 in extended trading after Netflix Inc. posted disappointing results, rattling tech investors.

News Headlines Jul 19, 2018. Headlines From Nigeria’s Major Newspapers

News Headlines Jul 19. Headlines From Nigeria’s Major Newspapers

Compiled by Demola Adefajo

The Punch

Buhari govt confused, incompetent to stem killings, says Obasanjo
2019 polls funds: PDP, senators oppose Buhari’s request for virement
FG unveils new national carrier, Nigeria Air, targets 81 routes
Saraki, Secondus, Ortom, others hold secret talks in Ilorin
Is Nigeria’s economy still vulnerable to oil price shocks?
NSC advises terminal operators to embrace automation
Maersk protests suspension of shipping operation
Empty containers flood Lagos ports, worsen traffic situation
Shortage of manpower threatening maritime business — Stakeholders
African judiciary workers commit to effective justice delivery
Lagos to engage Ikeja NBA in law reviews
FRSC, judiciary to set up mobile courts in Ondo
It’s tough to evaluate monetary value of criminal cases – Fashola
No country can survive without labour – Justice Adejumo
PDP loses case, to pay Modu-Sheriff wasted cost
N7.6bn fraud: Judge gets September deadline to conclude Kalu’s trial
World Bank earmarks $4m for Kwara health sector
AYG: Nigeria draw Morocco, Libya in football
Enyimba beat Williamsville 1-0 in Confed Cup
Senate declares two seats vacant, retains Dariye’s
Ortom is not leaving APC – Official
Buhari’s team, APC offer opposition parties N50m —ADC
Fayemi receives certificate of return from INEC
We have ‘facts’ on how election was rigged – PDP
APC lawmakers reject adjournment, to resume duties
Shop owners protest poor power supply, want IPP
Twins die in accident after visiting mother
Flood: Edo intensifies search for missing pupil
40-year-old driver absconds with N4.5m car
52-year-old trader arraigned on sodomy, remanded in prison
Fire guts Abia night club, bank office in Lagos
Issa Aremu declares bid for Kwara governorship
Migrants go missing in Mauritanian desert
INEC laments vote-buying in election
Police intimidation worrisome, Fayose cries out
Benue APC publicity secretary resigns from party
Edo Government gives communities disputing boundaries one month ultimatum
Erdogan files complaints against opposition leader, MPs over cartoon
NSC advises terminal operators to embrace automation
Maersk protests suspension of shipping operation
Empty containers flood Lagos ports, worsen traffic situation
Shortage of manpower threatening maritime business — Stakeholders
FG unveils new national carrier, Nigeria Air, targets 81 routes
Senate okays N348bn subsidy payment to oil marketers
oshua ready to prove his worth against Povetkin
Russia 2018 Tit Bits: A lesson for African (mis)leaders
Athletes kick as AFN hands off domestic competitions
New PB thrills Sasegbon
Teachers jailed for leaking and selling exam papers
Monitor children during holiday —LASG
Frank Lampard’s wife bans him from naming unborn child after football legends
Nigeria Nnedi Okorafor to write standalone book on Black Panther `Shuri’
Adesua commends Banky W’s open letter to ‘stalker’
Lagosians argue over whether height matters in relationships
At 86, first ever Miss Nigeria, Grace Oyelude, still rocks
Australian scientists develop new blood test for major skin cancer
Essential accessories for mobile photography
What next after Fayemi’s victory?
Nigeria and the illusions of integrity
Showing care for our senior citizens
What is the North doing about climate change?


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Mohammed Advocates New Approaches for Realising 2030 Agenda
Kwara Expends N6.5bn on Water Reticulation in Eight Years
UN Finalises First Ever Global Compact for Migration
Cassava Growers Train Edo Farmers on Mechanisation, GAP
Royal Exchange Records N13bn Premium, Pays N3.4bn Claims
Flags in All Courts to be Flown at Half-mast in Honour…
Traditional Rulers: Nigeria’s Structural Foundation Deficient, Flawed
Fuel Subsidy: Senate Okays Payment Of N348bn to 74 Oil Marketing…
RCCG Donates Relief Materials to IDPs in Plateau
Police Parade Suspected Kidnappers of Chibok Schoolgirls
Woman Bags Three Years Imprisonment for Cutting Housewife’s Neck
Ortom Mourns Katsina-Alu
Buhari Nominates Mustapha as NDIC Chair
UN Finalises First Ever Global Compact for Migration
Osun APC Postpones Governorship Primary
Rescue Rivers from Bad Governance, Pro-APC Group Urges Youths
INEC Chairman Meets with RECs, Strategise ahead of Osun Election
Responding to Disease Outbreak
Ambode Advocates IMNCH Strategy in Tackling Maternal, Child Mortality
Total Takes Fight against Malaria to Rivers Communities
Stakeholders Call for End to Dental Amalgam
Experts Call for Collaboration against Autism in Nigeria
AITEO Threatens to Quit Nigeria Football
Special Olympics Nigeria to Represent Africa in Chicago
Enyimba Hit Top Spot with Slim Win over Williamsville FC
We Are Set to Host the Continent, Says Deputy Gov
Benitez Reveals Spain Wanted Him as Manager at Russia 2018
New Chelsea Boss, Sarri Vows to Improve Hazard
‘Let’s Kill All their Men…’

The Nation

Saraki, Wike, Tambuwal, Ortom in defection talks
I won’t disappoint Ekiti people, says Fayemi
Firms to get N348b fuel subsidy refund
Heads to roll as Fed Govt uncovers N62.555b fraud in NSITF
Former CJN Katsina-Alu dies at 76
Osun APC governorship primary now tomorrow
Senate probes Kachikwu over alleged oil/ gas sector deals
Northwest’s move to tackle common challenges
National carrier Nigeria Air unveiled in London
Lagos public school candidates yet to get WASSCE results
Truck, tanker drivers shun terminal because of N1,000 parking fee
Protesters march on EKEDC
Killings: Obasanjo attacks Buhari again
Kidnappers place N15m ransom on senatorial aspirant’s dad
Four die in Ogun road accidents
Ondo poly workers cry out for salary
UI wrong on Kunle Adebajo
‘Possessed’ student disrupts lecture
Medical students mourn victims of crises, accidents
Don: how Nigeria can benefit from intelligent transport system
AITEO threatens to quit Nigerian football
Korea Open: Quadri battles China’s Liang in first round
Joshua: I have 10 more years left in boxing
Eagles’ stars, others drag Warri Wolves to EFCC
Falconets jet out for training tour of Austria
Komanii 2018 Inter Orphanage Football Competition gets date
Jersey Scandal: Giwa led NFF rescues Flying Eagles
Controversy over Zamfara APC congresses
APC chieftain congratulates Fayemi
‘Oshiomhole should save Taraba APC from collapse’
‘Nature has answer to all ailments’
Best foot care tips for rainy season
Rheumatoid arthritis: Cell signaling and other likely causes (2)
Protesters march on EKEDC
Trader sent to Kirikiri for defiling boy
I am as guilty as charged, fake medical doctor tells court
Lagos to establish garment production hub
Private sector’s push for quality education
Caleb School celebrates WASSCE results
Old students to hold first meeting in 30 years
Eight FUNAAB alumni for training
Senate probes Kachikwu over alleged oil/ gas sector deals
Council stresses importance of tree planting
NOSDRA to SNEPCo: obey court order on Bonga oil spill
Lafarge rewards loyal customers

The Sun

Madumere’s supporters shutdown Owerri
Retired CJN, Katsina-Alu dies at 77
Just In: Aviation Minister unveils Nigeria Air
Breaking News : Police parade suspected Boko Haram commanders
2019 polls: FG seeks NASS approval for N242bn budget
Buhari woos ICC on fight against corruption
Total lockdown on Lagos highway
Ekiti election falls below global standards – Observers
Ekiti: We didn’t indulge in vote buying – PDP
Court-martial gives soldiers death sentence, jail terms
Northern, southern leaders lament wanton killings
Buhari should focus on challenges at home – Secondus
NYSC DG reads riot act to state coordinators
Nasarawa govt. failed to justify N309bn allocation in 6 years – PDP
Sule Lamido Faults Buhari on Campaign Promises
..says Buhari lacks moral Platform to honour Abiola
Why we signed MoU with other political parties – ADC
Aviation Minister unveils Nigeria Air
Nanotechnology will address critical problems in developing countries – Okwuosa
Etebo braces for tough Stoke City challenge
MultiChoice signs Iwobi as ambassador
Eagles stars drag club to EFCC
Workers to know new minimum wage August –TUC
How FG stopped Niger Delta militancy, IPOB plot – Osinbajo
Ugwuanyi inaugurates reconstructed historic Enugu Miliken Hill Road
IPOB urges Biafrans, Middle Belt southerners to boycott 2019 election
2019: Igbo in Lagos urged to obtain PVCs
Ekiti agog for Fayemi as he gets INEC’s certificate of return
EDITORIAL: Adamu Ciroma (1934 – 2018)


Group Urges Minister To Extend Road Project To Kuje Town
FG Unveils New National Carrier, Nigeria Air, In London
Gunmen Kill 30 In Zamfara
2019: Shehu Sani Abandons Guber Ambition
Panic In APC As Party Leadership Commences Staff Audit
2019: Unmasking Vice Presidential Hopefuls
Gathering Storm Against Gov Ortom In Benue
Alleged NYSC Certificate Forgery Against Finance Minister, Affront On Yoruba Race, Says Group
NGO Raises Funds For Education, Welfare Of 1,000 Orphans
Nigerian Engineers To Manage Abuja Rail Project – Opeifa
Presidency Urges Women With Disabilities To Improve Themselves
Guber Hopeful Donates Vehicles To APC In Gombe
N242bn Budget: Buhari Plotting To Frustrate 2019 Election, PDP Alleges
Opposition Members Ready To Join APC After Sheriff’s Appointment
I Want To Develop Oke-Ogun – Shina Peller
There’s Urgent Need To Tackle Killings – Olawepo-Hashim
Kaduna: Kagarko LG Chair, Vice, Appointees To Sacrifice 20% Salaries, Allowances
Day Plateau Lawmakers Showed Speaker, Majority leader Exit Door
FG Committed To Growing Viable Sugar Sector – NSDC
CBN To Fix Renminbi Auction Date Next Week
World Bank, FG Roll Out $200m Livestock Production Project
EU Hits Google With Hefty $5b Fine Over Android Dominance
2018 C’wealth Games: Obaseki Announces N7.5m Cash Reward For Athletes, Coaches
AYG: Team Nigeria’s Judokas Arrive Algiers
Manu Garba Trims Golden Eaglet To 40 Players Ahead Of MRI Test
Torgah, Olapade, Odoh, Niang For Sunshine Tour Tourney
EDITORIAL: Reviewing The Age Barrier In Recruitment
Senegal To Host 2019 WAFU Cup As Nigeria Gets Nod For 2021
Understanding The Aminu Masari Phenomenon
Final Whistle: Let’s Act As Solutions To Problem
Amnesty Programme And The Anti- corruption War
My Flexible Sigmoidoscopy
Inclusion Of Private Providers Central To Boosting CPR – Stakeholders
Budget: UNICEF Tasks Nigeria On 15% Allocation To Health
NAFDAC Mulls Mobile Authentication Service For All Drugs
Woman Jailed For Cutting Housewife’s Neck With Razor Blade
Benue: Concerns As Measles, Malnutrition Take Toll On IDPs
SMEs Owners Protest Against Erratic Power Supply

The Guardian

Tankers’ unending siege to Lagos roads
UN envoy warns on deadlier herders-farmers crises
Afenifere, NEF, Ohanaeze, PANDEF leaders meet, vow to end bad governance
Senate begins probe of lease renewal in oil, gas sector
Niger Delta leaders reject PIGB, insist on PIB
Code of corporate governance 2018 supercedes CBN, SEC rules, says FRCN
Osinbajo visits flood disaster areas in Abeokuta, pledges FG immediate assistance
We need bridge builder as leader, say traditional rulers
Man nabbed for allegedly buying N77,500 phone with fake bank alert
Bring World Cup form to Old Trafford, Mourinho tells Pogba
Rooney speaks on career at Everton, Man Utd, England and MLS
I will rule boxing for 10 years, Anthony Joshua boasts
Alex Iwobi is MultiChoice brand ambassadorll
Hopes, challenges, as top African athletes gear up for Asaba 2018
Oxlade-Chamberlain ruled out for a full year
Consumers bear high spectrum costs in Nigeria, Ghana, others
Again, SEC warns Nigerians to desist from investing in Ponzi schemes
Real estate firm unveils new luxury project
OPS cautions government against tax increase for businesses
Editorial: Nigeria’s fuel consumption: Wilderness of unknowns
Battling male hair loss? Here’s what you really need to know
Heal the gut to heal your joint pain
Post-Helsinki summit Cold War echoes
Ekiti and the drama of power
Russia 2018: At last, the war is over!
Need for effective environmental regulators in Nigeria
My grouse with Buhari’s presidency, by Bukar
PDP alleges N242b election budget plot to frustrate 2019 polls
Group seeks legislation to stop vote buying, INEC to conduct four bye-elections
Fresh crisis hits Gombe APC as group sues party
Mitsubishi’s New Advertisement Is A HipHop Hit
David Cameron In Nigeria And Other Events In History
HND certificates’ long road to obliteration
British Council honours school
Stakeholders laud DEEPEN project, want it replicated in other states
UNILAG seeks police intervention in tackling sexual harassment saga
Understanding health benefits of herbal teas
Eating dinner before 9pm could cut risk of developing breast, prostate cancer by 20%
Stepping up efforts to tackle antimicrobial resistance
Community pharmacists advocate urgent reforms in health insurance

Daily Trust

Governor Bello condemns burning of Dino Melaye’s constituency projects
Stop killings or quit, leaders tell FG
Kwankwaso can’t contest presidency with Buhari in Kano – Sen. Gaya
Soldier feared killed as rival cult clashes in Makurdi
Our doors still open to Dogara, if … – Bauchi APC
Lagos-Ibadan rail: FG relocates Abeokuta train station
Long adjournment: APC, PDP lawmakers in war of words in Ekiti
Govts must be proactive in securing lives, properties of Nigerians — IBB
Nigerians in South Africa seek arrest, prosecution of killers
Ekiti guber: PDP asks INEC to declare Eleka winner
Chibok girls’ abduction: Police parade 22 insurgents
Governors meet to discuss FAAC deadlock, minimum wage
2019 elections: Saraki, Secondus, Tambuwal, Ortom, Wike, others meet
Fmr CJN Katsina-Alu dies at 76
Moghalu urges electorates to hold NASS accountable for good representation
Mustapha’s strike earns Enyimba victory over Williamsville
Oduduru, Joy top African Athletics Tour honours
Falconets depart for Austria for training tour tomorrow
Gunmen abduct 3 farmers in Abaji
Candido urges residents to pray for Nigeria
Abaji police division to become Area command
Grand alliance, Ekiti Election and 2019
The signal from Ekiti
A new world odour
Buhari’s executive order, AGF and senate revolt
Why history will be kind to Shettima
ERITREA: First direct Ethiopia-Eritrea flight in 20 years takes off..
THAILAND: Cave rescue boys relive ‘moment of miracle’..
Editorial : Resolving the FAAC stalemate
FG to take over 17 year-old uncompleted Nasarawa dam
37 years on, Suleja In’t hotel still uncompleted
FMBN finally revives Igbogbo/Bayeku housing scheme


APC postpones governorship primaries in Osun
Ekiti varsity VC denies arrest over alleged electoral violence
Osun 2018: Omisore emerges SDP governorship candidate
Court restrains Kwara PDP chairman, exco from parading
PDP condemns burning, vandalisation of Melaye’s schools
Arrogance will destroy APC ―Senator Sani
SMEs owners storm Eko Disco, protest against poor electricity supply
Rep to probe black marketing of mint naira notes
Al-makura, highest FG allocation earner, but nothing to show ―Nasarawa PDP
Saraki meets with PDP leaders in Ilorin
FRSC to commence mobile court in Ondo
Ondo police kill suspect who escapes from custody in gun duel
Court remands three persons in prison over murder in Ondo
Migrant rescue boat heads for Spain with bodies, shunning Italy
South Africa, Obama mark Mandela centennial with charity
India: 2 buildings collapse, several feared trapped
Thai cave boys tell world of ‘miracle’ rescue
‎Avoid Ponzi Schemes, SEC warns Nigerians
NBS seeks cooperation of respondents on MSMEs survey
CBN injects fresh $210m
Rising cost of debt servicing, worrisome ―NECA
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
That hoarseness could be symptom of head, neck cancers —­Expert
Preparing your daughter for first menstruation
Nigerian banks see huge risks in aviation —Ibe
Foreign airlines recognise Dana Air as ‘best customer friendly domestic airline’
‘AIB, UNILAG partner to save Nigeria huge capital flights’

Confusion over waivers as demurrage crisis rocks seaports
‘Four containers on transit from Apapa to Kaduna disappears’
Shippers council to audit terminal operators transaction records
Utazi, best vegetable for diabetes –Scientists
Again, NANS’s factional presidents emerge
We will make Nigeria proud —Team manager, Niger State Schools Debate
Tech-U VC wins Pan-African Excellence in Leadership award
EDITORIAL: The 2018 World Cup
Of fuel tankers and infernos
Controlling population with family planning
Buhari confused, left Nigeria adrift ―Obasanjo


Jonathan In Closed-Door Meeting With IBB
Sasegbon Targets High Marks In High Jump
Why I’m In The Race—ANN Presidential Aspirant
The Colour Of Party Ideology (2)
Osun Central Leaders Accuse Govt Of Coercion
Female Leaders Change The Way Global Solutions Are Forged —Honourable Onwudiwe
Senate Probes Alleged Oil Lease Renewal Fraud
Why Iwo Should Produce Osun Gov, Youth Group
Osun 2018: APC Postpones Primary
World Population Day: NGO Says Family Planning Is Key To Save Women’s Lives
NOA Stakeholders Meeting: Police Read Riot Act To Political Parties
Tension In Imo Varsity Over Free Education
FG Pledges Support For Ogun Flood Victims
Igboezue To Buhari: Prevail On EFCC To Stop Innoson’s Ordeal
WSICE 84: How Abia Student, Onyemelukwe Beat 83 Others To Win Soyinka Essay Competition
Africa Law Practice (ALP) Admits Two New Partners
Asaba 2018 AAC: Oduduru, Udoh-Gabriel, Others ‘Disvirgin’ Stephen Keshi Stadium
Herdsmen-farmers’ clashes now deadlier, says UN
Obasanjo tackles Buhari again, says Govt confused
Lagos at standstill as over 12,000 trucks choke roads
Again over 30 killed in raids on Zamfara villages
Nigeria Air a business, not a social service – FG
2019: Saraki, Tambuwal, Lamido, Secondus, other PDP leaders meet in Ilorin
Herdsmen kill 6 persons who brought alleged stolen cows to market
Osun 2018: APC plotting to disrupt our primary — PDP
StarTimes bags exclusive rights for ICC in Africa
Etebo makes first Stoke City debut in pre-season game defeat to Bochum
Hazard, Courtois futures in Chelsea board’s hands says Sarri
Relationship : I want a virgin for a wife because … Twitter user
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
Florida Harrison White signs deal as brand ambassador for CQ beauty Haven
AfDB, Afreximbank partner to boost SMEs
Wanted armed robbery suspect identified by victim he robbed over night in hospital in Ondo
9-year-old Emmanuella launches mobile app
LUTH inducts 186 doctors, dentists

News Headlines Jul 18, 2018. Headlines From Nigeria’s Major Newspapers

News Headlines Jul 18, 2018. Headlines From Nigeria’s Major Newspapers

Compiled by Demola Adefajo

The Punch

Ekiti: Election fell short of global standards, say US observer group, others
Ekiti Assembly rejects election results, adjourns till October
2019 polls to cost N242bn, Buhari tells National Assembly
Metering: You’re wrong, power distributors reply Fashola
Killings: Buratai relocates to North-East, military parades seven Plateau suspects
Alleged forgery: No complaint against Adeosun, say police
Atiku promises to end Boko Haram as president
Killings: How does Buhari sleep at night?
Troost-Ekong happy to rejoin Bursaspor
How to hide Whatsapp video, photos from gallery
Osun West rejects direct primary for APC gov ticket
DSS may release Dasuki on bail
APC intervenes in Ortom, Akume feud
Generator repairer arrested for molesting two pupils
Magistrate withdraws from case on the day of judgement
I turned down EPL club for Stoke – Etebo
We didn’t engage in vote-buying like APC, says PDP
Recovered bodies of policemen spark protest in Kaduna
Why I drive a 2008 model vehicle — Banky W
Fayose meets Ewi over harassment, withdrawal of security
I snatch motorcycles because people no longer build houses – Bricklayer
Ibeju-Lekki community accuses Lagos of land grabbing
Fake medical doctor nabbed in Ondo
Court remands three in custody for murder in Ondo
Hoodlums attack motorcyclists protesting hike in union fee
Osun: 3,439 delegates pick PDP candidate Saturday
Back in Washington, Trump under pressure to reverse course on Russia
Ekiti election: SERAP urges INEC to probe alleged vote-buying
PDP loses case against Modu-Sheriff
Reps seek reversal of Ibadan Electricity Company’s directors’ suspension
Imo Assembly serves deputy governor impeachment notice
Osinbajo inaugurates N107bn BUA’s Sokoto cement plant
CITN wants constitutional amendment to tackle budget delays
Auctioneers seek transparency in FG’s auction processes
Right of Way: FG, states agree on harmonised charges
Bankers’ Committee launches SME funding initiative
I’d love to see it live, but I couldn’t afford to go to Russia —Dele Alli’s mum
22-year-old man films himself sexually assaulting 13-year-old girl
Henry quits Sky Sports to pursue career
Russia jails group members for World Cup pitch invasion
Ighalo scores in China
Gold Coast 2018: Obaseki announces N7.5m reward for Edo contingent
Google plans ‘Publisher Masterclass’ in Lagos
Monitor children during holiday —LASG
Wesley varsity gets new VC
Why I drive a 2008 model vehicle — Banky W
‘Dental amalgam harmful to pregnant women, children’
Male infertility: An ignored possibility
Man accuses UCH of administering expired vaccine to his son
Addiction: Experts, parents call for gaming moderation
How ‘friendly’ bacteria keep the teeth healthy – Study
43 PHCs’ to benefit from Lagos new health initiative
Editorial: Buhari still playing games with NNPC
Ekiti ‘see and buy’ election bazaar
Tapping the creativity of science
Shielding the stock market from US-China trade conflict


Buhari at ICC, Promises to Conduct Credible, Violence-free Polls in 2019• Submits 2018 supplementary budget, proposes N242bn for INEC, Police, others • Seeks funding from 2018 N’Assembly votes
Katsina Flood Death Toll Rises to 58• FG pledges to pay compensation
Ortom Snubs APC as Party Leaders Move to Stop Defection
Discos: FG Lied on Power Generation Capacity
Herdsmen Kill Policeman, Six Others in Taraba
Court Serves Dasuki’s Release Warrant on DSS, AGF
Buhari Sends Supplementary Budget to National Assembly, Seeks Transfer of N228bn from Inserted Projects to Fund Critical Projects
Landing Permit: We Received No Application, Says NAF
AFC Grants Waltersmith $35m Facility for Refinery Project
Ecobank Fails against Honeywell as Supreme Court Dismisses Appeals
EFCC Re-arraigns Abia Governor, Kalu for N7.65bn Fraud
APC, PDP Deny Cash-for-Vote Accusation
Report: Nigeria to Benefit from Trade War
Survival of the Fittest
NEXIM Bank Boss Seeks Speedy Passage of Factoring Bill
FG Will Reconsider Tariff on Local Beverages, Says Ngige
I’m Dying of Hunger, Okorodudu Cries out
NAF: Denial of Landing to Southern Leaders’ Flight not Politically Motivated
Battling Nigeria’s Ecological Problems
GOtv Boxing Night 15: Fijabi Will Taste Defeat, Boasts Iberu
Barcelona Reports Record Revenue
Maradona Takes over Belarus Club as Chairman
History Beckons as Stephen Keshi Stadium Is Being Test-Run
Lagos State Govt Commends Residents Conduct at W’Cup Viewing Centers
Iceland Coach Steps down after Russia 2018
FEDPOLY Management Suspends Two Union Leaders for Cultism
Foundation Champions Advocacy to Improve Maths, English Language Skills
NB Extends Entry Deadline for Maltina Teacher of the Year Award
10,000 Teachers Benefit from Motorcycle Loan in Niger
Obi Faults the Implementation of UBEC
A Post-Truth World After Mandela

The Nation

Banks, ex-CEOs indicted as N720b cash disappears
Katsina flood death toll hits 52
President to unveil single window at seaports, airports, border stations
Buhari seeks virement of N228.9b for 2019 polls
Tinubu: Direct primary’ll deepen democracy
Court serves Dasuki’s release order on DSS
Govt House invaded, Fayose tells Ewi
IPC condemns attack on Osun NUJ officials
Ortom: I’m yet to declare for any party
Insecurity biggest threat in the north, says Emir
Police foil attack on Zamfara community
Three children die in Jigawa gas explosion
Six more states join Fed Govt’s Conditional Cash Transfer scheme
Fed Govt’s plane to evacuate stranded Nigerians from Russia
I’ll stop killings if elected president, says Olawepo-Hashim
Twenty two years @ the Emirates a mistake-Wenger
Ramos gets engaged to 40-year old girlfriend (Pictures)
Osaze Happy with 2018 World Cup role
‘Lagos will continue to be leading sports hub in Africa’
Full statistics in Russia 2018
Lagos International Badminton Classics winners to get $25,000
Breaking: Ronaldo officially unveiled as Juventus player
Davido celebrates Wizkid
Herbalist ‘dupes’ hotel worker of N170,000
Man, 75, ‘sets OPC against community’
Lagos seeks cover for children against abuse
Protesting workers shut ExxonMobil
Influence of social media on Nigerian youths
NTI trains teachers on digital literacy, academic leadership
IEI-Anchor Pensions eyes N100b assets
Fidelity Bank donates N50m to LSSTF
Transcorp grows net profit by 161% to N10.9b
Equities lose N110b as return drops to -3.35%

The Sun

Russia 2018: The ‘war’ is over
2019 polls: FG seeks NASS approval for N242bn budget
Buhari woos ICC on fight against corruption
Total lockdown on Lagos highway
Ekiti election falls below global standards – Observers
Ekiti: We didn’t indulge in vote buying – PDP
Court-martial gives soldiers death sentence, jail terms
Madumere’s supporters shutdown Owerri
Imo: Fresh APC congresses hold weekend
2 die in Edo flood amid protest
Ekiti: Fayose alleges harassment, security withdrawal
Bishop bars pre-marital relationships, other practices in diocese
Fayose visits Ado monarch, reports security lockdown
…Alleges over 300 members of PDP, top aides are still clamped in detention by security agents
2019: IBB endorses Kabiru Turaki’s agenda
Osun APC:Those who announced the suspensions are on their own- Party leadership
Okorocha dares Umeh, Prove your worth as a senator
Tax arrears: Blockage of NNDC office embarrassing, unnecessary – MD
Ghana varsity to partner Nigerian companies on manpower development
Anambra: Obiano amplifies youth entrepreneurship, skill acquisition
Etebo turned down Watford for Stoke City
Our regret at Russia 2018 World Cup -Supporters Club
Ighalo scores as Chinese Super League resumes
Operation light up Bayelsa: Dickson approves fund for repair of Angiama Sub-station
Sexual abuse: Speak out, be protected, Rivers deputy gov advises girls
We won’t mortgage devt, law, order for political patronage – Obaseki
It’s laughable to say I’ve defected to APC – Umahi
Dep. House of Reps Speaker condemns direct primary election
…says it’s devilish
Ekiti Poll:Allegation of vote buying detrimental to Nigeria’s democracy -Accord Party chieftain
EDITORIAL: The imperative of state police
Abuja Airport Road: Highway to hell
Total lockdown on Lagos highway
– Lockdown means more pain, anguish for residents, as Apapa gridlock extends to Isolo –
Where politics disunites, football unites


No Going Back On Executive Order 006, FG Declares
Rainstorm Kills 48, Destroys 500 Houses In Katsina
Dutch Firm To Build Cattle Ranches In Nigeria
Benue Governor, Ortom Dumps APC
The Millers: Twins That Redefined Unity In Northern Nigeria
Buratai: A Nation And Her Iconic General
Arsenal Confirm Iwobi For Pre-Season Tour Of Singapore
NFF Crisis: Ignore FIFA Ban Threat, NANF Tells FG
World Cup: Musa Battles Ronaldo, Messi Others For Goal Of The Tournament
Ekiti: Another One In The Kitty For Yakubu
The Many Benefits Of Abuja Light Rail Project
Police Arrest Fake Lawyer For Theft, Impersonation
Presidency Summons APC Deputy Chair Over Ortom’s Defection
Recharging Lake Chad Tops Agenda As PMB, Rutte Meet
Resettlement: FCTA Sensitises Abuja Natives

Daily Trust

Dasuki fulfils bail terms as court serves DSS
Umeh a lame duck in Senate — Okorocha
PDP won’t reclaim power in 2019 — Gen. Okologu
Court to rule on ex-NIA DG’s suit October 12
Buhari demands ICC’s action on corruption cases
FRC tasks businesses on corporate governance
Customs generates N556.7bn revenue in 6 months
Fake news fuels killings in Nigeria—CITAD
Goni, Nnaji, others inducted into Institute of Directors
How PPP projects can attract foreign financing – Experts
Reps probe US$2tr assets recovered in 18yrs
ACF sympathizes with Katsina on flood
PCNI launches varsity ICT centre with 400 beneficiaries
N3.2bn fraud: Court hears Kalu’s ‘no case submission’ July 25
Abuja science varsity graduates 25 PhDs in 10 years
Senate confirms Smith as police commission chair
Akume visits APC headquarters over Ortom’s ‘red card’ remark
Presidency: Atiku, Dankwambo meet over ticket
I can’t join APC with failed leaders — Gov Umahi
Bolt in talks about football trial in Australia
..World Cup best goal: Musa begs Nigerians for votes
Arsenal confirm Iwobi for pre-season tour of Singapore
Customs generates N556.7bn revenue in 6 months.
Goni, Nnaji, others inducted into Institute of Directors
How PPP projects can attract foreign financing – Experts
Anglican church bans wedding without traditional rites
Mum wants daughter to live with eye cancer so she can beg alms
Digital revolution will create many new jobs in Nigeria – ICT Expert
Court grants N100,000 bail to 2 men over alleged electricity theft
FCT minister lays foundation for multi-million naira Islamic centre
‘Lack of family orientation cause of drug abuse’
The signal from Ekiti
Positive impact on fight against terrorism, insurrections
FOCAC Beijing Summit: A meeting of equals for win-win cooperation
Gen. Abdulsalami Abubakar leads Commonwealth election mission to Pakistan
Turkish government taken to international tribunal
.Editorial: Test Executive Order 6’s legality

The Guardian

Buhari demands N242b for 2019 elections
Poor economy may hinder 30% broadband target
France’s victory with more blacks means Africa can win World Cup, says Chukwu
Policemen in Osinbanjo’s convoy attack customs officials in Katsina
Police arrest man for allegedly killing mother in Osun
Osinbajo visits as death toll in Katsina flood rises to 52
Fayose visits Ewi of Ado Ekiti over alleged harassment, withdrawal of security aides
Middle Belt group tackles Atiku over remarks on ‘missing 23 soldiers’
‘Why NAF refused southern leaders’ flight to land at its base’
Traditional games for schools hold at Rowe Park
Visa releases details of spending at Russia 2018
Azimuth Shipping Tennis hots up in Lagos
Oliseh ties France’s World Cup win to African talents
‘Fijabi will fall at GOtv Boxing Night 15’
Stephen Keshi Stadium for test-run ahead of CAA ASABA 2018 Athletics
Stock market investors lose N11billion on trading floor
APM Terminals denies delaying containers
Nigeria connects 93.3 million unique telephone subscribers
Lower purchasing power, fund costs, credit risks challenge economy’
Igbo’s vent on Nigeria’s restructuring
Sowore and the youth factor
Adamu Ciroma – In his own words
Thailand cave rescue
Edo APC youths threaten to withdraw support for Obaseki in 2020
Ekiti Poll: Yoruba group, SERAP flay ‘see and buy’ voting
Voter inducement as flipside of security vote regime
How security vote threatens democracy
Top 10 Adorable Kisses At The Russia 2018 World Cup
Aptech hinges national development on ICT stability, expansion
Nigeria needs chief information officer at the presidency, says Yele Okeremi
Why cyber crimes persist in Nigeria’
Osibona to chair broadband access forum
Heavy alcohol intake increases death risk
Scientists near cure for diabetes
Eating fish, olives could prevent hip fracture
Eating just one orange daily reduces people’s chance of blindness by 60%


ICC: Buhari wants action on corruption cases
We will never buy votes, PDP vows
Fayose makes public appearance, wants Ekiti monarchs intervention
INEC to spend N242bn on 2019 polls ―Buhari
I can never dump PDP for APC ―Gov Umahi
Security fears force Ekiti Assembly to adjourn till October
Court slates Oct 12 to deliver judgment in suit against NIA over unlawful sack
Code of Conduct Tribunal: It’s been three tough years ―Saraki
Baale of Mowo stool: Court orders parties to maintain status quo
Nigerian enrollment in US schools goes up yearly ―Envoy
Oshiomhole defies court order, swears in factional Delta APC chair
APC in Osun West Senatorial District, 12 guber aspirants
ANN opens Benue State secretariat in Makurdi
Bayelsa APC writes Buhari to call Dickson to order
Suspected homosexual escapes lynching in Anambra
Benin city residents protest death of infant in flood
3-year-old baby missing in Anambra
Quack doctor arrested for killing two patients in Ondo
Meghan, Harry pay tribute to Nelson Mandela as they tour new London exhibition
Five-foot tsunami strikes Spanish resorts
Trump-Putin summit: US president under fire over poll meddling comments
CBN injects fresh $210m
Rising cost of debt servicing, worrisome ―NECA
Mobil reiterates commitment to improved workers’ welfare
FG to strengthen partnership with AARDO to boost rural agriculture ―Lokpobiri
FG seeks collaboration with stakeholders to solve youth unemployment
Plateau IDPs beg for healthcare services
Roguwa community in Nasarawa State complain of poor health services, ignorance of contraceptive methods
Group tasks FG on timely release of N55.15bn Basic Health Care Provision Fund
EDITORIAL: The police protest in Maiduguri
Prepaid metering: Mechanism for improved electricity
With a new deputy gov, what next for MA Abubakar in 2019


SDP Faction Accuses INEC Of Bias – Omisore Denies Claim
Return 54 Villages To Plateau Indigenes
Akwa Ibom Is Not Ekiti: When Akpabio’s People Taunted APC
Court Rules On Suit Challenging Sack Of Ex-NIA Boss Oct 12
Kwesé TV Decoders To Sell At 9mobile Experience Centres
APC Reaps N127 Million From Sale Of Forms
Quack Doctor Arrested Over Death Of 2 Patients In Illegal Hospital
Disinterest In Politics: A Sign Of Both Privilege And Delusion
Osun: 12 APC Aspirants Reject Direct Primary
Sarkin Arewa Lambasts PDP For Allegedly Wooing Obasanjo
Financial Inclusion: System Specs Easy Route To Achieving 2020 Target
Asaba 2018 AAC: Stephen Keshi Stadium Comes Alive Today
Steel: Nigeria Enriching China, Dogara Warns
Defection: No Plans To Dump PDP For APC, Says Umahi
Super Eagles Supporters, Others Spend $1.9b At Russia 2018
Jumia @6: ‘We’ve Made Sustainable Impact On Nigerian Economy’
NSC Charges Terminal Operators To Automate Operations
Huge crowd hail Fayose as he makes first public appearance
Ekiti election result should be nullified if… —Udeogaranya
Ekiti: Coalition protests alleged election rigging at US embassy
Owerri shut down, as protesters kick against plot to impeach Madumere
We will need N242bn for 2019 elections, Buhari writes Senate
Planned pro-restructuring rally : South, M-Belt leaders blast FG for aborting Benue trip
Dasuki sets to regain freedom as Judge signs bail application
49 die, many missing in Katsina flood; 90 houses destroyed
Herdsmen killings undesirable, we must end the crisis – Buhari
My government has a firm belief in democracy – Buhari
Shock as undergraduate barks after spiritual cleansing by Alfa
Osun: Direct primary will deepen internal democracy — Tinubu
Orukpe: I have no regrets fighting for athletes welfare
Settle NFF crisis before it’s too late, Okpala warns Dalung
Ogun guber race: Odegbami declares for Labour Party today
My girl wants sex, but I’m only 16
He was the only one who turned me on
I’m not ready to propose yet
He is playing with my emotions
Have I scared him off?
Davido celebrates Wizkid
Mc Chido releases new music ‘Ogogoro’ featuring Pardon C
Cardi B leads nominations at MTV Awards
Hollywood based Nigeria-American singer, Michael O, breaking grounds with new song ‘Umbrella’
IARA nominates Peter Okoye for 2 awards
NSC charges terminal operators to automate operations
Lagos CP, Imohimi Edgal serves kidnappers, others quit notice
11,710 Nigerians currently studying in US – Consul General
Reps to FG: Declare Auchi ecological disaster area
Financial Inclusion: System Specs easy route to achieving 2020 target
The Adamu Garba story