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News Headlines August 16, 2017. Headlines from Nigeria’s Major Newspapers

News Headlines August 16, 2017. Headlines from Nigeria’s Major Newspapers

Compiled by Demola Adefajo

The Punch

Strike enters third day, ASUU says negotiation hasn’t started with FG
SARS detains wrong suspect, collects N100,000 for bail
Community performs ritual on IBEDC premises over outage
NSCDC arrests driver, conductor for vandalising cable
Man, wife, three children die after rice meal
Customs intercept FUNAAB bus conveying cannabis
Buhari shunned official for undermining Osinbajo, says presidential aide
Dissolution: S’West PDP excos sue Makarfi, others
Quit notices must be stopped, says PDP BoT
Support FG agric scheme, Okorocha urges NYSC
APC, PDP disagree on state of the nation
NSCDC operative killed
Anambra APC
‘Kwankwaso still APC member’
Pensioners flay Aregbesola for allegedly paying aides N50m
Restructuring: N’Delta leader backs Obasanjo
Man arrested for robbing bank customers
Fleeing kidnap, robbery suspects died in hospital – Police
Drama as Pastor Adeboye kisses, lauds wife
At Dada’s funeral, Abe urges leaders to lead by example
Graft: FG gets 5,000 tips from whistle-blowers
Nigeria, warehouse of imported goods
Man, wife, three children die after rice meal
Stone-throwing mob attacks #ResumeOrResign protesters, damages Charly boy’s car
Group threatens to protest against cable tv companies
SARS detains wrong suspect, collects N100,000 for bail
Airman who killed lover to die by hanging
I consulted Adeboye, Dolapo before accepting VP position –Osinbajo
Guy dates six women same night, says he’s only looking for love
ASUU strike political – Lawmaker
Obama’s tweet condemning hate killing becomes third most-liked in history with
[BREAKING] Obiano emerges APGA candidate for Anambra poll
Embrace ‘change begins with me’ message, Akeredolu tells corps members
Anambra Gov primary: APC alleges candidate bribes, asks delegates for oath-taking
New Edo Speaker orders House Clerk to retrieve predecessor’s official vehicles
New Speaker presides as Edo Assembly resumes plenary
Kwankwaso remains APC member, insists organising secretary
Fashola makes a U-turn, says consumers can pay for meters
Osinbajo approves issuance of 615 land titles
NCC audits telecom firms’ financial status
Compliance audit: NPDC, BPE, Total among 15 lowest performers
Naira drops to 370 on lack of dollar supply
Rohr confident of Enyeama Eagles’ return
Five drugs found in Woods’ system after arrest
Barca lack firepower without Neymar –Busquets
TMC brings Venus’ fashion brand to Africa
AITEO Cup: Clubs to share gate revenue
Future Eagles tackle Morocco U-15 in friendly
91-year-old couple kiss, hold hands in double assisted deaths
FG appeals to ASSU to suspend strike
58% pass Maths, English as NABTEB releases May/June results
In Africa, the five best universities are in South Africa — ARWU
ASUU strike: NANS give FG 21 days ultimatum
Game of Thrones actor, Peter Dinklage, warns about husky craze
Lassa fever: Scientists to map rats in affected states
UK varsity, UI to study health services in Nigerian slums
Doctors withdraw services at LAUTECH hospital
Three tricks to record audio with smartphone
Pentium 4
Eight reasons not to keep smartphones in bras, pockets
Editorial: North Korea: World on the brink of nuclear war
Wrong people visiting President Buhari
PDP: Between Obasanjo and his ‘boys’
Public debt burden: Dollar-backed T/bills as a breather
Kenya 2017 election: Lessons for Nigeria
Drama as Pastor Adeboye kisses, lauds wife
Constituency projects: Reps knock Obasanjo, insist he’s father of corruption

ThisDay


FG Receives 365 Actionable Tips from Whistleblowers
• Investigative agencies to embark on tour of Australia
Amaechi Defends Cost of Chinese Funded Railway Projects
Clash over Anti-Buhari Protest Leads to Closure of Abuja Market
Forex: CBN Takes Further Step to Crash Parallel Market Rate
Why More Expensive Wine Tastes Better
Suspected Target of Ozubulu Church Attack, ‘Bishop’, Visits Injured Victims
FG Appeals to ASUU to Suspend Strike, Reaches Accord on Audit of N30bn
Suicide Bombers Kill 27, Wound 83 in Borno
Local Rice Production Hits 15m Tonnes
Apapa Gridlock: Council, NPA, Others Endorse Prosecution of Traffic Violators
Nigeria Air Force Sends Killer Airman to Death by Hanging
Ribadu: People in Government Undermine Fight against Corruption
Buhari, Ekweremadu Sympathise with Sierra Leonean Leader over Mudslide Tragedy
UPP Suspends Chidoka, Ofodile, Two Others
Boko Haram Renews Attacks on Adamawa Communities, over 20 Killed by Suicide Bombers in…
Count Your Days in Office, PDP Tells APC
APC Postpones Anambra Guber Primary
Shareholders Receive 30k Interim Dividend as GTBank Posts N84bn Profit
W’Bank, AfDB, Others Give TCN $1.6bn Lifeline to Restart Key Projects
Fracas in Sokoto Assembly as 10 Lawmakers Attempt to Impeach Speaker
PSC Suspends Police Special Promotion Exercise
Flights to Lagos Slump as Cairo, Nairobi Jump
Elemah: Richer Nigerians Should Pay Taxes
Nigeria Heading the Way of Rwanda, DRC, Warns Ezekwesili
PDP Campaign Funds: EFCC Recovers N553m from S’East
NSCDC Arrests Two for Vandalising Ikeja Disco Cable
Tenure Limit, Sanctions, Others Raise Dust as NCC Unveils Corporate Governance Code
NEITI’s Board Approves New Auditor to Undertake 2015 Oil Sector Review Cycle
Police Seek N.3m Cost against Evans’ Lawyer
Calls for Igbo to Leave North a Huge Joke, Says PDP BoT Chair
INEC, Parties Move to Curb Campaign Expenses, Litigation
Stop Disparaging Kastina Emir, Atiku, Group Warns
Irabor to Deliver Lagos SWAN Week Lecture Today
NYPF Plans Workshop on Power for Stakeholders, Community Leaders
Oando Exhibits Resilience amid Tough Times
Ikpeazor: With TSA, Pension Funds Abuse Over
FirstBank Promotes 3000 Staff
Ecobank Unveils Premier Banking Lounge
Nigeria-India Trade Volume Hits $10billion
Fate of Nigeria’s Infrastructure Master Plan Worries NESG
Makarfi, the Survivalist
PDP: Back from the Brink
Makarfi, Obi Dragged to Court over Dissolution of Anambra PDP Exco Revisiting Ambode’s Waste Mgt, Infrastructure Targets
Aminu Dabo: Bridging Health Gap in the North
Venus Williams Brings Activewear ‘EleVen’ to Africa
Chelsea Sets Tough Conditions for Costa’s Return
Injured Iniesta to Miss Super Cup Return Leg
Champions League: Own Goal Seals Liverpool Win at Hoffenheim
 Udom Assures NFF of Maximum Support for Eagles against Cameroon
AfroBasket: D’Tigress Departs for Mali
On the Structure of the Debate
EDITORIAL: THE CHALLENGE OF MAINTAINING IDPS

The Nation


Forensic audit of N30b given to ASUU coming
Buhari: Traders attack Charly Boy, others in Abuja
Telecoms sector FDI hits $68b, says NCC
Adeboye’s role in my life, by Osinbajo
Ribadu: unholy alliance working to scuttle anti-graft war
Anxiety in APC over Kwankwaso
‘The hard work of climbing out of the hole has begun’
Osinbajo okays 615 land titles
Police suspend special promotion
ASUU interrupts research conference at UNILAG
Ondo Assembly confirms 18 commissioner-nominees
ASUU frowns at mandatory sale of handouts by lecturers
NANS urges FG to intervene in ASUU strike
Buffon, Messi, Ronaldo Make UEFA Award Shortlist
AITEO Cup: Participating teams to share gate takings
NFF appoints CP Baba as security advisor
Nigeria’s Future Eagles go up against Morocco U15 squad
Federer’s pullout of Cincinnati, hands number one spot to Nadal
D’Tigress to depart Mali on Wednesday for Afrobasket campaign
Mourinho celebrates wife’s birthday on Instagram
Tragedy of third tier of government
‘You can’t rule PDP out in Edo’
How Lalong has changed Plateau, by aide
Pete Edochie may have shared first kiss in a movie
Aspiring actors storm “MTV Shuga” auditions
Etihad Airways partners Indian designer Manish Arora at Lakme Fashion Week
Three children, parents die after rice meal in Anambra
Igbonla kidnap suspect’s wife charged to court
Police urge court to fine Evans’ lawyer N300,000
Council, residents, others unveil plan to unlock Apapa traffic
NCC: Telecoms sector FDI hits $68 billion
South Korea dumps Nigeria’s oil for U.S.
NSC, NNPC, NEXIM Bank, others partner on truck park
Preparing youths for employment

Vanguard


The Changing Patterns Of August Meetings In Igbo Land
 Notice Of Quit To Northerners, Yoruba: N-Delta Leaders, Stakeholders Disagree With Militants
 Ozubulu: Police Invite Ikegwuonu
 Hoodlums Attack Lagos Task Force Personnel Over Okada Seizure
 Obiano Has Performed, Deserves Second Term — Obi, Anambra APGA Boss
 LASSA FEVER: LUTH Discharges 1, Clears 60 Under Watch
 UPP Dissolves Anambra Exco
 Where Hate Speech Meets Hate Song 14-yr-old Girl Aborts Three Pregnancies For Father
 I’m On A Divine Mission —Edochie, Nollywood Actor
 Oil Firm Organises Leadership Training For N-Delta Youths
 My Gang Members Can Unlock Any Keke, Okada— Ajona
 Sokoto Assembly Removes Deputy House Leader
 NEITI Indicts BPE, 15 Oil Firms For Audit Non-compliance
 Ajimobi, Amosun, Akeredolu, Fayose Host New Corps Members
 Many Killed, As Terrorists Loot, Set 2 Adamawa Communities Ablaze
Protesters Should Go Look For Work, Says Garba Shehu As Pro, Anti-Buhari Groups Clash In Abuja
Lockdown In Varsities Continues As ASUU, FG Begin Talks
CBN Injects $364m As Naira Depreciates To N370/$ In Parallel Market
We Got Over 5,000 Whistleblowing Tips – Adeosun
What Should I Expect At Menopause?
He Seems To Like Large-breasted Women
How Can I Keep My Friends During A relationship
ResumeorResign Protest: My Husband Is Doing what God Wants Him To Do, Declares Lady D
Harrysong Set To Nurture Young Talents With new Label
Obiano Has Performed, Deserves Second Term — Obi, Anambra APGA Boss
I’m On A Divine Mission —Edochie, Nollywood ctor
Oath Taking Scare Hits APC
Chidoka, Ofodile Did Not Show Documentary evidence They Resigned From PDP – UPP
Quit Notice A Joke That Must Not Be Allowed, jibrin Warns
What You Sow Is What You Reap! Ebewele Slams Nigerian Sports
West Brom Sign Everton Midfielder Barry
Everton Set To Seal Sigurdsson Swoop
ASUU Strikes Paralyses Ekiti Varsities
Toilet Soaps: Manufacturers Repositioning To Meet Changing Consumer Preferences

The Sun


Anti-Buhari protesters escape death
• Charlie Boy, others attacked at Abuja market  • Count Dankwambo out of protest –Northern youths
Kalu condemns altercations at Wuse market
Fight in Sokoto Assembly
… Speaker escapes with broken mace
Emohua: Rivers inaugurates peace committee
NADDC introduces road worthiness proof for clearing tokunbo cars
ASUU strike grounds varsities
…FG can’t meet lecturers’ demand –Presidency
Ozubulu: Police invite ‘Bishop’ for questioning
• Say no need to arrest him
Man, wife, 3 children die after garri meal
Whistle-blower policy: FG gets 5,000 tips –Adeosun
Anambra poll: Obiano emerges unopposed APGA candidate
Anambra guber: Nwibe has our support -IDU
Anambra guber: No going back on Moghalu’s endorsement –Group
Anambra guber: APC postpones primary to August 26
Anambra guber: ….As Uba denies tampering with delegates’ list
‘We’re not responsible for price hike of vehicles’
IGR: Ugwuanyi’s impressive revenue regime
Why flood may still ravage Lagos
•Environmentalists, others warn
Misquoting Wike, Obiano
“APC no match for (to) PDP—Wike” “It was attack by hoodlums who disguised as masquerades (masqueraders)…”
Aguiyi Ironsi: The tragic comet of the July 29, 1966, coup
Wonder–woman who cures prostate cancer with herbs (4)
Hidden spiritual knowledge (11)
The Ozubulu in all of us
Accord Concondiale: The continuous search for Nigeria’s elusive unity (10)
‘Why Kano recalled 37 students from further studies abroad’
Zimbabwe’s First Lady accused of assaulting South African model
Nigeria struggling to fulfill cooperation obligation – Japan
… Awards scholarship to Nigerians North Korea delays Guam missile firing
• Dialogue up to Kim -US
‘Reasons telecom companies need to consolidate’
…As NCC probes operators’ strength status
Smart cities: Stakeholders advocate public-private sectors synergy
GE Garage’ll revive zeal in manufacturing – Obozuwa
Mohammed leads D’ Tigress to AfroBasket Women 2017
 Team departs for Mali
Ronaldo, Buffon, Messi shortlisted for UEFA award
Boxing: Philippine fighters at risk in brain scan scam
EDITORIAL: Unexploded bombs in Owerri
Resettlement: FCT indigenes square up for fight
New beginning in charity work
Okorocha’s daughter opens shelter for stranded, poor women, children in Imo Hidden spiritual knowledge (11)

The Guardian


 ASUU strike may end in two days, says government
Pro-Buhari protesters attack The Guardian reporter, Charly Boy, others
CBN injects $364m into inter-bank forex market
Government records 5000 whistleblowing reports in eight months, says Adeosun
Niger Delta group asks Yoruba, northerners to disregard quit notice
Suspect lynched for kidnapping three school pupils in Lagos
Two youths shot dead in Lagos Island mayhem
Nigeria may go the way of Rwanda, Congo DR, says Ezekwesili
NSCDC personnel, three others killed in Edo
Own goal seals Liverpool win at Hoffenheim
Bayern expected to win sixth straight title
‘Coaches ‘messed up’ Nigeria’s medal chances in London’
Nigeria’s Future Eagles go up against Morocco U15 squad
D’Tigresses to depart for Mali 2017 FIBA Afrobasket Championship today
Nigeria owes me N44.5m, says jumper Tosin Oke
 CBN joins NPA, NIMASA’s port charges to forex window
CITN lauds NIPOST Bill, seeks thorough legislative work
Women in technology
 Policing and extorting sexual minorities is unacceptable
Editorial: Terrorism, conflicts and foreign investment
 Honourable, show me your colour!
That call for Buhari’s resignation
History beckons National Assembly
Ozubulu tragedy and the conspiracy theory
‘We are in recession because APC is clueless’
Obiano wins APGA ticket for Anambra guber poll
APC and a broom’s incapacity to sweep internal impunity
Stakeholders want financial autonomy for SIECs
 Mo Eazy Releases New Video
Checkout New Adidas Tennis Collection By Pharrell
 MSCN, COSON set for legal tussle over royalties
CopyrightX Nigeria Alumni to mark World Photo Day in Lagos
Ikpoza’s Geometrism radiates positive energy
Book on digital public service for launch August 24
 Gas production to grow faster than oil, coal by 2022
Modular refiners to get pioneer status, duty waivers
Nipco group retail outlets hit 500
CypherCrescent, CHPED launch technology research for oil sector

Leadership


APC: As Controversy Trails Composition Of Restructuring Committee FEATURED
Wema Bank Opens Maraba Branch
Stock Market Sustains Bearish Sentiment With 2.25% Decline
Re-7 APC Governors Who May Lose Re-election In 2019
Ogoni: Knocks, Kudos For HYPREP As UNEP Report Clocks 6
Minister Task Office Holders On Humility
Patients Protest Rape, Robbery In Edo Central Hospital
Senator Tinubu Calls For State Of Emergency In Education Sector
‘Nigeria’s Future Lies In Youths’
APDA: NEC Passes Vote Of Confidence On Mohammed
No Record To Show APC Out-performed Any PDP Govt
Shehu Sani, Groups Fighting el-Rufai Over Kaduna’s Bailout Fund – APC Youths
Edo Assembly Impeachments: No Cause For Alarm, State APC Chair Assures
DMO Raises N5.2bn From FGN Savings Bond In 5 Months
Competence, Decisiveness, Positive Attitude Make A Business Leader Tick – Ubah
FG Approves N39bn Loan For Supply Of Electricity Meters – Fashola
Saraki, Kachikwu, FIRS Boss, Others Shortlisted For Peace Achievers Awards 2017
Savannah Conference 6: Pillars Maintain Winning Streak
Enyeama Will Return To Super Eagles – Rohr
Why PPP Model Should Be Adopted For National ID
A Way Forward For The Railway…1
EDITORIAL: Obasanjo And The National Assembly

New Telegraph


 Attack on Charley Boy: Police shut Wuse market
Your days are numbered, PDP to APC
UN chief condemns Borno attacks, condoles Nigeria
Lessons from London 2017 IAAF championships
Cost-cutting: Banks dump pool cars for Uber
Airman to die by hanging over girlfriend’s murder
22 days after, Osinbajo fails to assign portfolios to ministers
Students count loses as ASUU strike hits campuses
Kalu: Be sensitive to president’s health
Sleep therapy relives arthritis pain
27 dead, 83 injured as Boko Haram strikes again
FG, ASUU agree on N30bn forensic audit
FG seeks immediate suspension of ASUU strike
Nigeria may follow Rwandan path if… – Ezekwesili
400 dead, 600 still missing in Sierra Leone mudslide
 Trump blames both sides for Virginia unrest
Grace Mugabe ‘home’ despite SA assault claim
 Leave Afghanistan – Russia, Taliban tell US
Thor’s hammer up for sale for £40,000
Ethiopian Airlines orders 59 more aircraft
Injured Iniesta to miss Super Cup return
 UEFA League: Own goal seals Reds win at Hoffenheim
 LASU pedestrian bridge turns nest for miscreants, lunatics
NIMASA frets over non-exploitation of seabed resources
 Whistle blowing: Civil servants, others supply 5,000 tips
Market infraction: Surveillance tech to the rescue
Amosun, Osoba rekindle rivalry
 Lessons from London 2017 IAAF championships

Igbo stand to lose N3tn to another war, Okorocha warns Igbo leaders to call KANU to order

Biafra: Kanu deceiving Ndigbo, says Okorocha

By Chris Oji (Enugu) and Okodili Ndidi (Owerri) 

•‘Igbo ‘ll lose N3 trillion to another war

•Governors: Anambra election will hold

Imo State Governor Rochas Okorocha yesterday warned the Igbo not to fall for the deception of the leader of the Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB) Nnamdi Kanu over the actualization of Biafra.

He warned that the Igbo would lose not less than N3 trillion assets and cash should there be another war.

Okorocha, who spoke at the presentation of staff of office and Certificate of recognition to traditional rulers, lamented that traditional rulers had kept mute while the cloud gathered over activities of Biafra agitators.

He said: “On IPOB, the cloud is gathering, nobody is talking, even our traditional rulers, pastors and leaders. This is bad for our people. If you will remember vividly that few years ago, during the civil War, it was a similar story. That was how it all started. At that time, we believed that the Ohafia warriors would be able to fight and disseminate the North”.

Okorocha added: “Now we are being deceived that IPOB will drive away Nigeria and give us Biafra. Even our Pastors, men of God and some leaders in the rural areas, nobody is speaking out against this action and the song of war is coming gradually like a desert encroachment. We fought the war and it was believed that the Igbos would learn from it but they still went ahead and developing the resources of other regions.

“There are five million Igbo living outside the shores of Igbo region. Any form of war will cause the Igbos over three trillion naira loss in properties and assets. No sane person will spread the message of division and war because it does not benefit the Igbo in any way. I urge you traditional rulers to speak against it and educate your people on the true state of things. Igbo need to build bridge of unity across the nation”.

Enugu, Southeast governors yesterday in Enugu, resolved to support holding election in Anambra State in November.

It was a reaction to the declaration by IPOB that there would be no election in Anambra.

At the meeting were South East Governors Forum chairman and Ebonyi State Governor Dave Umahi; host Governor Ifeanyi Ugwuanyi; Governor Rochas Okorocha Imo State;Governor Okezie Ikpeazu  of Abia State and Governor Willie Obiano of Anambra State who was represented by his deputy Nkem Okeke.

The governors appealed to stakeholders for a peaceful governorship election in Anambra State, assuring that they were solidly in support of the forthcoming poll.

Umahi, who read the communique also said the Apex-Igbo Social Cultural organization, Ohanaeze Ndigbo briefed them on the latest on the quit notice given the Igbo by a coalition of Northern youths.

They assured that they were in torch with the Igbo residing in different parts of the North over the quit notice with the firm assurance that they were making efforts to ensure that  no Igbo lives are in danger or threatened.

The governors hinted that they received a presentation from Geometric Power Company and commended Professor Barth Nnaji for the wonderful presentation.

Source: The Nation

News Headlines August 15, 2017. Headlines From Nigeria’s Major Newspapers

News Headlines August 15, 2017. Headlines From Nigeria’s Major Newspapers
Compiled by Demola Adefajo

The Punch

Corruption worsening under Buhari, says Jonathan
NLC backs ASUU as varsity teachers begin indefinite strike
Free-for-all as Edo Assembly impeaches Speaker
We’re not Biafrans, Ijaw youths tell Kanu, others
Investors get FG’s nod to meter electricity customers
Company driver invites gang members to kidnap bosses
Gunmen clash over girlfriend, shoot trader dead
Ogun couple cut daughter’s finger for ritual
Lagos policemen arrested for defilement, attempted murder, robbery
Mudslide kills 300 in Sierra Leone
Unmasking the Igbo masquerade poetry
Sultan rejects restructuring, advocates devolution of economy
Fashola photo foundation unveils winners
We chose US for our conference to avoid clampdown –NADECO
Chelsea fine Costa for not training
African leaders and medical tourism
Buhari’s pictures, video meant to deceive Nigerians –Protesters
Ozubulu youths protest church reopening week after killings
Lagos to transform waterfront into tourism centre
‘Ladoja no longer Accord Party member’
Four reasons to buy new Android smartphones
Imo building collapse: Corps member dies
Firm denies link with reckless police shooting
18-year-old girl allegedly stabs 15-year-old boy to death
Group makes case for ending gender violence, inequality
Teenager gives N30 to eight-year-old boy after allegedly sodomizing him
Anambra poll: APGA gov primary holds today
We’ve received recall petition against Kano lawmaker – INEC
S’West PDP excos’ dissolution illegal – Kashamu
Banire shuns summon
INEC receives petition to recall Kano lawmaker
Nigeria squandered $201.2bn in 10 years – NEITI
FIRS, JTB share data of high-income earners
Development bank, remedy to SME financing – Zenith report
Shareholders laud Conoil’s strategy, approve N2.1bn dividend
Stocks slide by N86bn, ChamsAccess promises better returns
Ronaldo handed five-match ban for ref push
Lagos to host more classics
Chelsea fine Costa for not training
Neymar feels ‘more alive than ever’
Ronaldo’s 10 career red cards
London 2017: Ex-stars lament Nigeria failure
91-year-old couple kiss, hold hands in double assisted deaths
Woman warns motorists about dangers of putting leg on dashboard
NOUN students tackle management over result delay
At times, I lived on N1,500 a month –Physically challenged corper
Bauchi poly lecturers embark on indefinite strike
FUNAAB to get research centre for diabetes
UNILAG scholars to exhibit research works
Maritime academy seeks more facilities
Entertainment
ANA dumps publishers of NWS, releases new books
ACTDF unveils new talent hunt
Stuntwoman killed filming Deadpool 2
Four arrested for leaking ‘Game of Thrones’ episode
‘Gift from God’ Elvis Presley is semi-divine, 40 years after death
‘Buhari, Dos Santos, Mugabe lack faith in health systems at home’
Huawei to invest in Nigeria’s digital economy
Spectranet introduces Pebble MiFi
Japan’s largest smartphone company enters Nigerian market
Firm urges Nigerians to sell N512bn unused items online
Editorial:: FG, complete Lagos-Ibadan Expressway
African leaders and medical tourism
Constituency project is corruption – Obasanjo

ThisDay


Presidency: Buhari Good Enough to Continue in 2019
• Faults proponents of president’s resignation • Trades barbs with Jonathan over management of economy, projects
ASUU Downs Tools
Mudslide Buries Hundreds in Sierra Leone
Zenith Bank Makes 30% Provision on 9Mobile Loan
FCC: Let Alison-Madueke Defend Herself in Court
Eligible Power Consumers to Pay Between N30 and N80 Per Kilowatt Hour
S’East Govs: We’re in Touch with Northern Governors over Quit Notice
FIRS, States Collaborate to Track High Net Worth Persons
Eligible Power Consumers to Pay Between N30 and N80 Per Kilowatt Hour
GM: Shell Has Remitted $31bn to Federation Account, NDDC in 13 Years
Sultan: Devolve Economy Not Only Political Power
Ijaw Youths to Kanu: We’re Not Part of Biafra
Ozubulu Youths Protest Reopening of St. Phillip’s Catholic Church
Youths Protest in Uyo over Plans by Govt to Build N1.2bn Governor’s Lodge NADECO Plans US Conference to Address Separatist Concerns
Kashamu: Why Dissolution of Ogun, South-west PDP Excos Cannot Stand
ASUU: FUT, UNN Join Strike
Kachikwu Denies Campaign Linking Him to 2019 Delta Governorship Race
Lagos CJ Frees another 62 Minor Inmates, Others from Kirikiri Prison
Minister, NSA Arrest Illegal Miners in Plateau
We’ve Substantially Degraded Boko Haram, Insists Air Force Chief
Boroh: FG Preparing Amnesty Beneficiaries for Life after Oil
Rivers Election Petition: Court Reserves Judgement on Senator Sekibo’s Appeal
NCAA Boss on Status Enquiry as House C’ttee Probes N60.4m Expenditure
INEC Receives Request to Recall Kano Legislator
House Restores Power to Collect Tenement Rates to FCT Area Councils
Obasanjo: Lawmakers’ Constituency Project is Corruption
Okowa One of Nigeria’s Best Governors with Focus, Says Aide
ASUU Embarks on Indefinite Strike
Lagos Closes N85bn Bond Issuance Programme
JTB, VAIDS, FIRS Share Data on NIMASA Dissociates Self from Fake Employment Exercise
NSE Index Falls 0.65% as Trading Resumes on Bearish Note
NSIA: Governors Backed Investment of $250m NLNG Dividend
NBET, TCN to Seal Power Sale Agreement with Niger, Togo
Battle for the Soul of Local Governments
APC Heading for Disaster in Ebonyi
What Elumelu Really Wants
Haniel Hadison Dominates again at Cargolux Squash Tournament
NCC Tennis League: Team VGC Lions, Kalotari Win Away
 Ronaldo Slammed with Five-match Ban for Pushing Referee
KPL Basketball: 12 Clubs Struggle for Final Eight in Conference Six
Buhari’s reunion with his media team
EDITORIAL: THE SONGS OF VIOLENCE

The Nation


C. Ronaldo suspended for five games
 Buhari to Jonathan: your govt destroyed economy
 Fed Govt accuses lecturers of bad faith as ASUU begins strike
 Banks remove $1.2b 9Mobile debt from books
 Biafra: Kanu deceiving Ndigbo, says Okorocha
 Banire’s ‘misconduct’: Panel begins sitting
 FIRS, others share data of high income earners
 NIMASA braces for roles in diversification
 Man in court for ‘beating’ another with plank
 Agriculture holds key, say Osinbajo, Obasanjo, Abdulsalami
 Ambode’s Southwest integration agenda on point, say activist, others
UNN shut down as NASU embarks on strike
Students lock down Bayelsa varsity over fees’ hike
AITEO Cup: NFF reads riot act to match officials
Tiwa Savage visits D’Tigress
D’Tigress embark on close camping
Breaking: Olumide Oyedeji Moves To Chinese Club, Luoyang
Give us live coverage of Eagles’ matches, Sadiq tells NFF
NPFL:Rangers’ Team Manager still optimistic of finishing well
Why Obiano deserves second term, by APGA chair
Ogun 2019: How far can Adeola go?
Lagos Assembly presents score card
EbonyLife TV announces 2017 Sisterhood Awards
Megalectrics takes medical mission to Yaba
Child singer, Iseoluwa drops new single, video
Chief Judge frees 129 Kirikiri inmates
Police parade arms dealer, one chance gang
33 held over jungle justice
Inner Wheel to Ambode: build cancer centres
Old students meet 30-year after, lift alma mater
Research: UNILAG to display cashew nut crushing machines, others at conference
Unilag College of Medicine inducts 106 medical, dental graduates
NYSC redeploys 109 corps members from Jigawa
Shell pays $31b to Fed Govt, NDDC
DisCos lose metering monopoly
East-West Road collapse threatens $50b invesment
Mobile ransomware threat increases

Vanguard


 ‘Caterpillar’Emeteole Goes Home
Petition Against Legislators: Nwoye Is An Exception – Campaign
Dissolution Of Lagos PDP Exco Unjust — Adewale
Stakeholders Identify Hurdles Against Oil Production
Edo House Removes Speaker, Deputy, Others
Agatu Crisis Victims To Get 5,000 Units Of Houses
Pro-Buhari Youths Hold Precession In Kaduna
ALLEGED NEGLECT: Shell, Rivers Communities At War
Shell Remits $31bn To Federation Account, NDDC —GM
Anti-Gov’s Lodge Protest Rocks Uyo
Good News For Eagles As Mikel Returns To Action
LCCI Tackles National Assembly Over Corporate Organisations
Notice Of Quit: Don’t Panic, We’re On Top Of The Situation — S’East Govs
ABIA CENTRAL: Talks On 2019 Senatorial Election Too Early, Diversionary — Ikoh
Onne Free Zone Gets Low Cost Embedded Power
Dr. Leton On How Federal Govt Cheated Niger Delta (3)
Restore Electricity To Bayelsa Community, Court Orders PHEDC
Edo House Removes Speaker, Deputy, Others
How Abdulsalami Conspired With Others To Make Me President — Obasanjo
7-yr-old Girl Tied Up In Sack, Dumped On Roadside By Father, Step-mother
6 Policemen Arrested Over Defilement, Attempted Murder, Robbery
Naira Watch: Naira Appreciates To N362.5/$ In NAFEX
Presidency To Jonathan: Buhari Inherited Economy Ravaged By Mismanagement, Corruption
Notice On Hate Speech
EFCC Mischievous Over Alleged Missing N32bn – El-Rufai
Paul Utomi, Tope Tedela And Vanessa zediegwu Set To Premiere Their Debut Film
Smooth Criminal: Michael Jackson Statue Given rifle By Rio Narcos
Taylor Swift Breaks Down At Groping Trial
Wrestling Icon Ric Flair Dealing With Tough medical Issues, Seeks Prayers
Malaysian Princess Marries Dutchman In Lavish eremony
Replace Magu Now, Akeredolu Advises FG
May God Forgive Your Ineptitude, Incompetence, ani-Kayode Prays For APC
I Was Asked To Take A Bow, Not Barred From PC Screening – Uba
I’m Not Contesting Elections In Delta State – achikwu
Good News For Eagles As Mikel Returns To action
NPL Basketball: 12 Clubs Struggle For Final Eight in Conference Six
GOTHIA CUP: Nigerian Club Massacre Chinese lub 14-0
32-year-old Taye Taiwo Joins Swedish Club
Discordant Tunes Trail Bid To Remove NYSC Scheme From Nigerian Constitution
Stakeholders Identify Hurdles Against Oil Production
LCCI Tackles National Assembly Over Corporate Organisations



The Sun


Anambra guber: We’ve delivered on our mandate –Kalu
Buhari earns $58bn in 27 months to Jonathan’s $454bn in 6 years
• As Presidency blasts ex-president, Makarfi
Ozubulu massacre: Youths protest church’s reopening
•Expert calls for special task force
Pay TV revolution: Nigerians to save N9.34tr from subscription –Investigation
Quit notice: South East govs reassure Igbo in North 
…Support Anambra guber election Northern leaders approved quit order to Igbo –Yerima
• Says coalition to take final stand on October 1 deadline soon
Couple nabbed for attempting to use 7-year-old daughter for ritual
Adjoto emerges new Edo Speaker
• As Okonoboh, Majority leader are impeached
I never stole Nigeria’s money –Diezani
ASUU strike grounds varsities, as exams, other activities are stalled
Anambra guber: Women groups endorse Chidoka
FG committed to democratisation of power generation –Fashola
Building collapse: NSE, NIA urge Okorocha to enforce standardBrothers rise against brothers
 In Ebonyi State, it’s war without end.
Gridlock on Ikorodu-Mile 12 road generates pain, anger
LASIEC loses commissioner
• Ambode, APC condole with family
We’ve dealt with Boko Haram, says NAF chief
LAUTECH: Aregbesola begs lecturers to return to work
•  Osun pensioners decry non-payment of entitlements
Mudslides, flooding kill 200 in Sierra Leone
Pakistan Independence, fruit of our ancestors’ sacrifice –PM
Namibian President raises toast for Buhari’s recovery
• As Ambassador Onoh presents Letter of Credence
Why Nigeria can’t function without restructuring –Opusunju
2019 and APC’s quest to take over Gombe
My snake story -Ortom
Oxford Business Group to unveil Nigeria’s 2017 lending policy
No hiding place for tax evaders –Fowler
… As JTB, VAIDS, FIRS share data on high income earners
Stakeholders seek microfinance banks’ involvement in kerosene distribution
CHAN qualifiers: My fears for Home Eagles against Squirrels in Kano –Garba Lawal
Russia 2018: Mikel returns for Cameroon
Rangers convention: 72-year old Marshal leads Rangers to victory
We’ve dealt with Boko Haram, says NAF chief
Lagos raises N85bn bond to fund projects –Official
FG approves N39bn loan for Discos’ metering plan
…As TCN gets $1.55bn lifeline
EDITORIAL: Boosting investments with Pioneer Status Incentive
FLOOD TALES
• At this year’s school-graduating ceremonies, pupils showcase our rich culture as parents share stories


News Headlines August 14. Headlines From Nigeria’s Major Newspapers

News Headlines August 14. Headlines From Nigeria’s Major Newspapers

Compiled by Demola Adefajo

The Punch

Economic legacy: APC chief, Balarabe Musa tackle Jonathan
Ozubulu massacre: Let the police do their work
Two babies, others die in Imo building collapse
Parents tackle UNILAG hospital over undergraduate’s death
Pregnant housewife kills husband over foodstuffs in Adamawa
Arrested LASTMA officials took bribes, says LASG
Soldiers smuggle cars, Captain kills Lagos customs officer
Economic legacy: APC chief, Balarabe Musa tackle Jonathan 1:45 am
Davido’s police escorts detained for reckless shooting
PDP attacks Osinbajo, calls him a figurehead
Kwara: We’ve lost 74 people to strange illness, community leader insists
NCF warns against killing of vultures
Youths’ inclusion in leadership will curb agitation — UNDP
IYC warns youths against kidnapping, piracy
Quit notices: An eye for an eye will blind Nigeria, Atiku warns
Kenyan poll: Obasanjo, Osinbajo congratulate Kenyatta
Lassa fever: Ogun places 106 under surveillance
Thieves nabbed while registering stolen cars in Nasarawa
FG’s school feeding programme gulps N6.2bn in 14 states
Fire razes building in Rivers
Seven robbers attack trader at Katsina mosque
Niger community blames child marriage on absence of school
Yuguda, Dahiru join GPN
Gunmen attack policemen guarding Anambra church, kill two
AXA Mansard resumes CPS annuity
Eight LASTMA officials arrested for collecting bribes
Criticisms greet Aregbesola’s ‘philosophical’ tweet
Nine-year-old boy shot dead during street protest
Nothing ‘ll make me leave APC, says Oni
Okun leaders agree to replace Melaye – Group
Maintaining a good bank balance
Is your home insured against flooding?
Police exit threatens N6.4tn pension funds
DMO’ll support FG to bridge revenue, expenditure gap – Oniha
NIEEE inaugurates Kano chapter
Nigeria, Morocco collaborate on agric insurance
CHAN qualifiers: Eagles walk a tightrope
Egypt rule Nigeria Open
Nigeria end London 2017 empty-handed
Dalung praises IPC/AGITOS for seminar
Lukaku sends title warning
Ex-Barca stars under attack over Mugabe rally
World likely to end on September 23, as experts match Great Pyramid, Bible dates
I married him because I knew he was going to die —Widow
NIMR seeks improved diagnoses of diseases
Symptoms of Lassa fever
Seven ways to take snapshots in Windows 10
Six tips to help you identify fake shopping websites
Editorial: EFCC on the heels of vice-chancellors
NASS: Stop executive madness to refinance T/bills with $3bn debt
#ReturnOrResign is democracy, not corruption
Marital rape exists

ThisDay


Skye Bank Unveils New Digital Solution, SkyeXperience
• Targets customer enrolment of over 2m in 17 months, offers seamless Omni-channel experience
Atiku in Secret Talks With PDP Over Presidential Run
European Museums Plan Summit on Return of Benin Bronzes to Nigeria
Saraki Promises Swift Passage of Petroleum Industry Bill Components
Africa Initiative for Governance Announces Inaugural Scholarship Recipients
Yoruba Convene Unity Summit to Decide Status in Nigeria
As He Gushes over Arsenal FC, Nigerians Blast Aregbesola over Unpaid Salaries, LAUTECH’s Closure
Ozubulu: Churches Register Poor Attendance as Mass Commences at St Philip’s Church
FG Spends N6.2bn to Feed Pupils in 14 States
DMO Solicits Media Support in Debt Management
Osinbajo Congratulates Kenyatta, Assures Him of Nigeria’s Support
Atiku Condemns Retaliatory Quit Notices
Jonathan Should Apologise for Incubating Corruption, Says DG VON
Clark Condemns Quit Notice Issued to Northerners, Yorubas by Niger Delta Agitators
We Won’t Vacate Disputed Secretariat, APC Tells Bayelsa Govt.
Eight LASTMA Officials Arrested for Collecting N7,200 Bribe
Again, Gunmen Kill Policeman, Motorcyclist in Anambra Church
Ondo Workers Reject Fractional Payment of Salary Arrears
Sokoto Donates N10m to NAOWA
IG: Consumption of Hard Drugs, Root Cause of Armed Robbery
FG Warns of Beef, Dairy Products Scarcity
Kachikwu: Lack of Access to Finance Hampering Construction of 33 Private…
•US provides take-off grant for Eko refinery
CBN in Stringent Surveillance of Bank Customers’ Naira-denominated Card Usage
Foreign Securities Expert Bullish on Nigerian Capital Market
IMF Harps on Need to Step Up Fight against Money Laundering
Stanbic IBTC, UBA Lead as Banking Stocks Investors Count Gains
Okun Leaders Agree to Replace Melaye
I Didn’t Hold Meetings with Makarfi, Akpabio over Ekiti Guber Poll,… Fayose’s Presidential Ambition will Revive PDP, Says Senator Ola
Rescuing Abia from Erosion
NPFL: Remo Stars Condemned to Relegation
Ambode Pledges Increase in Price Money as Omar Wins ITTF Nigeria Open
Premiership: Lukaku Fires Brace in Man Utd’s 4-0 Demolition of West Ham
Ligue 1: Neymar Scores in PSG Debut
 Ronaldo Sent off as Real Sinks Barcelona
Late Penalty Gives Benin Surprise Win over Nigeria
If Oil Can’t Save Venezuela, It Sure Can’t Save Nigeria!
EDITORIAL: THE FUMES OF DEATH
MONDAY EDITORIAL There is need for an enlightenment campaign on dangers posed by generators


The Nation


 Jonathan under attack for ‘we did well’ claim
 Wrest power from old politicians, Obasanjo tells youths
 45,312 pensioners for verification
 Oyo govt to sanction churches, mosques, others for noise pollution
 We’ll make abductors of Lagos school boys give up arms, says Akeredolu
 Ondo workers reject modulated salary
 $60m World Bank project for Abia
 Joy as Owan gets first indigenous Anglican bishop
 Kashamu to PDP leaders: don’t kill our party in Southwest
 Gunmen kill policeman, civilian in Anambra
 States ignore flood warnings, says NiMet DG
Real Madrid 3-1 Barcelona (Full Time)
Benin beat Nigeria 1-0 in Cotonou
Fasuba’s Record Unbroken at London 2017
Dalung reveals how he begged for funds to sustain Ministry
Breaking: ITTF Nigeria Challenge: Egypt’s Omar Assar emerges winner
We will take Kung-fu to higher level – New President
Man United 4-0 West Ham (Full Time)
I’m not sponsoring anti-Buhari protest, says Mimiko
Hate Speeches: It’s time to restructure Nigeria — OPC
Kiss Daniels wraps up Europe tour
Mo Eazy to drop ‘Aunty Yeh’ video
How we select film students for scholarship, by AFRIFF Founder Chioma Ude
Be agents of nation-building, not violence, youths told
RRS nabs wanted robbery suspect
Council chief backs Cleaner Lagos Initiative
Lagos pilgrims leave Medina for Mecca
Sokoto donates N10m to NAOWA for the establishment of Creche, Nursery and Primary schools
Jigawa: Education agency to distribute free school uniforms to 8,000 pupils
‘How to move power sector forward‘
How to grow economy, by Awolowo
‘Insurance negligible contribution to GDP worrisome’
German firm appoints agent for West Africa


Vanguard


 Nothing Special About Cameroon — Ogba
Nwike Confident On Primaries
We’ll Continue Operation Till You Empower Us, Ex-illegal Oil Refiners Tell FG
Global Insurance M&A Drops In H1‘17 To A 2-yr Low
LASSA FEVER: High Alert As Ogun Confirms 1 Case
2017 ITTF Challenge: Pharaohs Sweep Lagos Open
Informal Sector Biggest Tax Evaders — Adeosun
We’ve Beefed Up Security Along Benin-Lagos Express Road —Edo CP
ANTI-PARTY ACTIVITIES: Ex-gov Oni Denies Meeting Fayose, Makarfi, Akpabio
Minister Audu Ogbeh’s Complaint About The Future
Notice Of Quit To Northerners, Yoruba: N-Delta Militants Divided
On The Senate, Ports And Revenue Leakages
Plateau Utd Closer To First-ever NPFL Crown
KENYA POLLS: Obasanjo Congratulates Kenyatta, Suggests Investigation Of Alleged Result Fraud
We’re Bringing Risk Protection To The Man On The Street – Adegbayi
 H1‘17: AXA Mansard Records 36% Increase In Gross Premium
 IPMAN Chairman Wants Abia Govt To Fix Nnpc Depot Road
One Week After Ozubulu Killings: Panic, As Gunmen Kill Two Near Onitsha Church
UPDATE: Policeman, Another Killed By Gunmen In Onitsha
Banana Island Ghost’ Breaks Box Office Record
Lifeline For Ailing Late Singer Nomoreloss’ Wife,P hoenix
Ekiti 2018: Nothing Will Make Me Defect To PDP, ays Ex-Gov.Oni
Group Threatens To Declare Bendel Republic If…
An Eye For An Eye Will Make Nigeria Blind – Atiku
2017 ITTF Challenge: Pharaohs Sweep Lagos Open
Plateau Utd Closer To First-ever NPFL Crown
AAF World Championship: Nigeria Fails To Win A medal
Nigeria Pentathlon Federation Sets Up Media Committee
ASUU Decides On Strike Today
Global Insurance M&A Drops In H1‘17 To A 2-yr Low
nformal Sector Biggest Tax Evaders — Adeosun
We’re Bringing Risk Protection To The Man On The Street – Adegbayi
My Journey Into Fame Was Magical — Julie Coker


Leadership


Nigerians Celebrate Corruption – Magu
PDP Chieftains Behind Anti-PMB Protests – CTJ
New Pro-Buhari Group Emerges, Plans Nationwide Rally For PMB
A’Ibom Gov Awards Contract For 12 New Roads
4 Killed In Imo Building Collapse
Obaseki Assembles Experts To Reposition Agric Sector
ICAN Gets New Registrar, CEO
Shettima Flags Off Distribution Of 36,000 Metric Tonnes Of Food Items
Jigawa Spends N7bn To Revive Education Sector
APC UK Restrategises Ahead Of 2019
Financial Inclusion Campaign To Reach Millions As Schools Resume
Naira Firms On I&E Window As US, North Korea Tension Heightens
Dangote Cement Gives Away N500m Cement To Retailers In New Bonanza
PPPRA Remains Silent As NLC Alleges Attempt To Hike Fuel Price
Osinbajo Declares Niger’s Investment Summit Open Today
Leadership Crisis Hits Ajaokuta Steel Company
WAEC Partners NNPC In Quiz Competition
Banks Borrowing From CBN Drops By 19% To N3.4trn
Money Laundering: EFCC, Stockbrokers To Tackle Corruption
ICAN Gets New Registrar, CEO
Nigeria Basketball Elections: Setting The Records Straight
REPRONIG Takes Copyright Licensing Campaign To Tertiary Institutions
CHAN Qualifiers: Squirrels Shock Super Eagles
Bolt Ends Career In Heartbreak
Pantami, NITDA, Redefine ICT In Nigeria
Naira Firms On I&E Window As US, North Korea Tension Heightens
Safeguarding Diplomatic Status
Pension Fund Hits N6.5trn
2019: You’re Dreaming, APC Tells PDP
Ozubulu Church Re-opens A Week After Attack
EFCC Beams Searchlight On Private Varsities
Discovering Gold In Glaucoma
Those Agitating for Seccession Don’t Understand War – Bishop Okonkwo


The Guardian


 Military, UN end rift as Boko Haram kills four
Local insurers lose 90% of big risks to foreign firms
Developer to deliver Kingsway Tower in 2018
17 dead in Burkina Faso restaurant ‘terrorist attack’
School feeding programme takes N6.2b in 14 states
Labour unions, Akeredolu disagree over N7.6b Paris Club loan refunds
MASSOB, Arewa youths dare FG to re-arrest Kanu
Group lauds anti-graft drive, urges tighter supervision of projects
Government working hard to meet electoral pledges, says minister
ABS, Enyimba, Insurance, Heartland, others go to war on Wednesday
Again, Egypt dominates ITTF Nigerian Open
Benin Republic down home-based Eagles 1-0
Kayode confirms four-year deal Man City deal, loan to Girona
24 years after, Eguavoen apologises for Super Eagles USA ‘94 World Cup ouster
Birmingham to unveil Onazi on Wednesday
AXA Mansard resumes annuity business
‘Nigeria has one of the world’s highest numbers of certified HR professionals’
  Editorial: Buhari’s illness: The need to know
Political participation: Is age limiting the Nigerian youth?
Ozubulu church attack and Obiano’s assurances
Restructuring as the panacea to secession agitations
Murder in the Cathedral at Ozubulu
Stirring hornet’s nest with rejection of devolution bill 
Cappa & D’Alberto picked for N40b Atlantic Resort project
Ayade’s absence from PDP convention triggers defection rumour
APGA crisis deepens, Agbaso seeks Oye’s arrest for money laundering
Recipe For The Fluffiest Dutch Baby Pancakes
Seven Reasons To Engage In HIIT Workout
 How ‘Game of Thrones’ is taking years off graying Santa Fe
‘Gift from God’ Elvis is semi-divine, 40 years after death
A scary ‘Annabelle’ leads North American box offices
ACTDF set to Unleash Your Talent 2017
Architects resolve to amend ARCON Act, meet Fashola
UN-Habitat welcomes high-level panel report
Stakeholders to chart new course for real estate sector
Borno completes 32, 290 housing units for IDPs

The Sun


Gunmen kill policeman, civilian near Onitsha church
• It wasn’t inside church – Anambra govt
Quit notice: Nigeria’ll lose if we fight – Atiku
• Advocates state of residence in Constitution
Kalu’s mum preaches love among Christians
APC no match to PDP –Gov Wike
• Why main opposition can’t defeat us in 2019, says ruling party
Ozubulu tragedy and leadership response
Obasanjo to youths: Seize power from old politicians
Nigeria’ll boil if Kanu is arrested
•IPOB protests members’ arrest in Bayelsa
E-frauds escalate as fraudsters con banks of N325bn
Calabar dredging: NPA panel recommends payment
AfroBasket Women 2017 : WNBA releases Akhator for D’ Tigress camp
FCTA official refutes N525m bribery scam
Police arrest 20-year-old robbery suspect
Somali insurgent leader defects to government
Kenya polls: Opposition leader calls for strike
•Refuses to concede defeat
‘White House plotters seeking Trump exit’
Anambra: UPP clears Offodile, Chidoka for primary
Offodile flays Obiano on Ozubulu killings
Mixed reactions trail FG’s pioneer status review
…As MAN, others kick, say we’re not consulted
New accounting code’ll boost fight against corruption – Zakari, ICAN president
How Nigeria’s shea nuts potential can be achieved
Delays caused Bolt’s injury at World Championships –Blake
NMPF sets up media committee for youth olympics qualifier
WACOT partners Kebbi on FG’s food security initiative
Researchers develop technology to increase cassava planting materials
Electricity war: NERC, Gencos on collision course over unutilised licences
Fashola, Kachikwu, others for NAEC conference Thursday
Earn money with ease producing custard powder
Editorial: World Bank business ranking of states
US, North Korea war of words Guam in the eye of the storm
Tension in LASU over petition against •For refusing to bribe my lecturer, he frustrated my graduation, man alleges •’He’s a fraud; he left…
Rotary brings succour to less privileged
Abia 2019: Turn of Ndoki people
Help, our Acting President has gone cold on us
The church Satan built
How FG underdeveloped South East


New Telegraph


 MASSOB to FG: we will resist Kanu’s re-arrest
 Jonathan propelled Ali‎son-Madueke to loot economy – DG VON
 2019: Buhari is APC’s best bet – Oyegun
 Woman rents house, abducts three kids four days after
Gunmen kill policeman in Anambra church
Atiku, N’Delta leaders warn militants against secession
NDDC audits N1.3trn project portfolios Energy drink could lead to cocaine use
 Second term govs at crossroads
 Davido’s police escorts arrested for reckless shooting
The president we met in London, by Mohammed
Dismissing criminally-minded policemen not enough
 Osinbajo congratulates President kenyatta on his re-election
We’re all Nigeria origin – Atiku
UN chief congratulates Kenya on peaceful elections
Jihadists kill 17 in Burkina Faso attack
Pence defends Trump’s Venezuela stance
White House defends Trump on Virginia supremacist rally response
Son, Ki recalled for S’Korea’s crucial qualifying games
Super Cup: Ronaldo sent off as Real sink Barca
London 2017: Bolt bids farewell as Felix, Semenya win
Thomas wins maiden major at US PGA
Mgbolu warns Rohr: Don’t use kids against Cameroon
Awoniyi, Kalu, Bonaventure hit targets in Belgium

​If Nigeria Finally Breaks up… 

If Nigeria Finally Breaks up…

By Simon Kolawole

I hate divorce. I have been using an Airtel mobile line since 2001 when GSM services were launched in Nigeria. And even though they have changed their name from the original Econet to Vodacom (for about five minutes) to Vmobile to Celtel to Zain and finally to Airtel, I did not consider “porting” for one day. In fact, I still have my original Econet SIM card in my locker. I reluctantly changed it when I bought a smart phone and needed all this nano stuff. I have suffered a lot of discomfort with my 0802 in 16 years — poor network, dropped call, overbilling, failed roaming and slow data. But through it all, I remained committed to my choice. Such is my attachment to relationships.

Let me now contradict myself. Recently, I walked into a branch of Access Bank Plc to close my account. As I completed the formalities, left the banking hall and the door closed itself behind me, I was broken-hearted. I had been banking with them since 2004. I used to love the bank and their services so much that I became an unpaid marketer. But after struggling in the last one year to resolve issues on my account without luck, I painfully told myself divorce was inevitable. I believed I had done all within my power and, for my sanity, I needed to move on. And so it is for many relationships — they collapse because divorce is about the only option left.

So here you have my dilemma: if indeed I hate divorce, why did I end my 13-year-old relationship with the bank? Why am I enduring one relationship and discarding the other? Double standards? Hypocrisy? These two experiences will come handy in today’s discussion, which is on Nigeria’s strained nationhood. Many of my friends have often challenged me — and even mocked me — over my opinion that Nigeria can work and that we should remain one. They say that I’m being naïve, that I’m playing to the gallery, that I’m trying to be “politically correct”. I doubt if these categorisations describe me well. I write out of personal conviction. And, well, I hate divorce.

There are ongoing calls to dismantle the Nigerian federation, ongoing for decades actually. These calls are presented in different formats and with different motives. There are those who genuinely believe that for Nigeria to make progress, it needs to balkanise. I have come across people who argue sincerely that Nigerians don’t belong together and our differences are too sharp for us to forge a workable nationhood. But there are also those making these calls purely for political gain — not out of any authentic conviction. I’m also super convinced that some opportunists are riding on the back of these agitations to fight back at President Muhammadu Buhari.

My argument against balkanisation, or divorce, is based on my relationship with Airtel. Even though things get bad at times, I have not ported to another network because I am not sure I will be better off. Telecom operators in Nigeria face similar challenges: high capital replacement costs, poor power supply, unnecessary expenditure on infrastructure, lack of security for equipment and facilities, persistent fibre cuts, multiple taxation, inability to raise tariffs to defray increasing costs, and so on. All these hamper their operations. Changing from one network to another guarantees nothing. I would rather stick with the devil I know than the angel I don’t know.

The same thing applies to Nigeria. Most Nigerians suffer from the same challenges: no water, no power, no security, as well as inept and corrupt leadership, starting from our local government areas. But we have been programmed to think our problem is someone from another part of the country — hence the campaign for divorce. I have randomly asked ordinary Nigerians from all “tribes and tongues” about their most urgent needs and their answers are so similar. They all complain about bad roads, bad schools, bad medical care, bad electricity supply, bad everything! People complain about their council chairmen as much as they complain about their governors.

I do not know of any state in Nigeria where the children of a governor or a minister attend public primary and secondary schools. I do not know of any governor that receives treatment from a primary health care centre closest to their mansion. North or south, Yoruba or Fulani, Muslim or Christian! The leaders take good care of themselves. In the national assembly, the lawmakers are sharing money and cars like kolanuts — and I am yet to hear that a Muslim senator or a Christian house member rejected his own. What this tells me is that it is not one part of the country or one religion that is the problem — it is the human beings we call leaders. How does divorce resolve this?

There seems to be an assumption, or a settled notion, that the moment we break up, the people formerly known as Nigerians will, like magic, start enjoying abundant flow of water, 24/7 security, excellent primary and secondary education, great medical care, unspeakable infrastructural development and all that make human beings feel like human beings. I wish I could share in this optimism. There seems to be this prevalent logic that balkanisation is the magic formula to the inept and corrupt leadership pillaging Nigeria at every level. I wish I were this optimistic. The Nigeria I see is under attack by political vultures, regardless of their ethnic and religious identities.

Most Nigerian politicians, I dare say, are genetically and endemically of the similar quality. If Nigeria finally breaks up and we are still ruled by the same hardened criminals who rejoice in oppression — their greed and wickedness undiluted — the gory tale of the latter house will be worse than the former. It will only lead to the restructuring of our suffering. It will only lead to the multiplication of the sorrows of our people. I know many people who have ported from one mobile network to another only to regret it shortly thereafter. You would hear them say: “This one is even worse!” Just as the telcos are alike, so are our problems alike across the 36 states and 774 LGAs.

It was very easy for me to close my account with one bank because I knew I could enjoy better services elsewhere. This is no counter factual. I have accounts with other banks and I have been enjoying better services, so I was not leaving the known for the unknown. Rather, I was moving from a known bad service to a known better service. I had tasted and seen before taking my decision. If I have this assurance with balkanisation, if I have tasted another part of Nigeria and I am sure things can only get better when we break up, I will certainly stop being naïve, stop playing to the gallery, and stop trying to be politically correct. I will wake up and smell the Utopia.

I will like to say something though. Some things happen in this country that get me angry and make feel maybe balkanisation is the way out. I hate it when some people think they own the country and their wishes must always prevail. At such times, thoughts of balkanisation cross my mind. But then I realise that as it is in Abuja, so it is in the states and local governments. There is hardly any part of Nigeria where some people don’t behave arrogantly and leave others feeling marginalised. My fear then is that the more you break up Nigeria, the more you magnify local differences and awaken latent conflicts. What was not a big issue before sudden erupts and gets a life of its own.

I have many examples to cite. In Oyo state, Oke Ogun are complaining about being relegated in the power equation. In Ogun state, the Ijebu want their own state. In Lagos, the Awori have been grumbling. Funny enough, someone once told me that when Awo was premier of the Western Region, he was busy developing Ibadan with cocoa revenue from Ondo! For years, Nsukka people complained of marginalisation in Enugu state, the same with Ukwa/Ngwa people in Abia state. In core northern states, Christians complain that they are denied state sponsorship of pilgrimage as well as appointments and land to build churches. Balkanisation hardly eradicates conflicts.

For those who genuinely believe breaking up Nigeria will suddenly lead to competent and patriotic leadership, where is the evidence? What is fuelling this ecstasy? As I had no hesitation in closing my bank account because I knew I was moving to a better place, I will also have no hesitation in changing camps if better leadership is assured in a balkanised Nigeria. No sane human being will want to live in a country full of rancour and tension if he has the assurance of living in peace and prosperity in another. But what is that assurance? And why should divorce always be the first option in marital conflict? What is the guarantee that your next spouse will be better than the current one?

Culled from ThisDay

News Headlines August 13, 2017. Headlines From Nigeria’s Major Newspapers 

News Headlines August 13, 2017. Headlines From Nigeria’s Major Newspapers 

Compiled by Demola Adefajo

The Punch

Corruption: We didn’t plug all loopholes, says Jonathan …insists he did well, had sound economic team
I want to go to heaven, says Obasanjo 183 federal ministries, agencies in massive illegal recruitment
Dad was sad when Jonathan lost 2015 poll — Edwin Clark’s son
Rant here: Ozubulu attack
Lack of funds can kill great ideas –Aina
Seize opportunities, partner with the right people – Olaniran Abiola
My life, my business –Sasha 2:01 am
Not winning Headies was a motivation –Ycee
I won’t have kids out of wedlock, says Ruggedman
I don’t know why I’m still relevant –Sound Sultan
We will continue protest until Buhari returns –Charly Boy
Queens of Comedy
Military raid won’t affect relations with Nigeria –UN
We don’t want caretaker chairmen, NULGE tells Dickson
Ozubulu killing: Osinbajo sends five ministers to Anambra
My life, my business –Sasha
Drama as Fayemi, Oni’s group elects new officers
FG to beef up security in worship centres — Ngige
Man cuts off penis with razor in Ondo
Shell decries occupation of facilities by angry youths
Bolt ends career with fall in London
NDLEA arrests three in Gombe
Immunisation: UNICEF, Sokoto govt adopt new strategies
Husband kills wife as crying children watch, then takes own life
Anambra: APC clears Uba, 11 others for gov primary
Kanu isn’t an Igbo leader, he’s a kid — Igbokwe
Dokpesi, Nwanyanwu wanted to sell our party to PDP — APDA chairman
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Buhari breaks silence, says why he can’t return now

BREAKING: Why I can’t return now- Buhari

President Muhammadu Buhari meeting the Information Minister and his media team


By Isiaka Wakili

President Muhammadu Buhari has insisted that his doctors will decide when he will return from the United Kingdom where he has been on medical vacation since May 7.
 
According to him, there is tremendous improvement in his health and that he wishes to return home.
 
He stressed that “but I’ve learnt to obey my doctor’s orders, rather than be the one issuing the orders. Here, the doctor is absolutely in charge.”
 
Presidential spokesman, Mr Femi Adesina, in a statement, said Buhari spoke on Saturday while receiving his media team and the Senior Special Assistant on Diaspora Matters, at Abuja House, London.
 The visiting team, led by the Minister of Information and Culture, Alhaji Lai Mohammed; include the Special Adviser on Media and Publicity, Mr Femi Adesina; the Senior Special Assistant on Media and Publicity, Malam Garba Shehu the Personal Assistant on Digital/Online Media, Laureta Onochie and the Senior Special Assistant on Diaspora Matters, Abike Dabiri-Erewa.
 
Adesina sais when the team expressed delight at the much improved health of the president, he (Buhari) retorted: “I feel I could go home, but the doctors are in charge. I’ve now learnt to obey orders, rather than be obeyed.”
 
He stated that when Buhari was asked how he felt hearing different conjectures about his health, the president said he followed events at home closely, lauding Nigerian television stations, and the media generally, for keeping him informed.
 
Adesina said Buhari was told that prayers were going on fervently for him, not only in Nigeria, but all over Africa, and around the world, the president expressed delight and said: “What we did in The Gambia early this year fetched us a lot of goodwill on the African continent. It gave us a lot of latitude. I thank all those who are praying. May God reward them.”
 
The presidential spokesman said Buhari sent appreciation to all Nigerians, expressing hope that he would be with them soon.
 

Source : Daily Trust