How principal raped 17-year-old twin sisters, impregnated one

How principal raped 17-year-old twin sisters, impregnated one

By John Chikezie and Ese Ologe

Justice Sherifat Solebo of an Ikeja High Court, Lagos, yesterday heard how a 30-year-old school principal, Samson Adeyemo, allegedly lured and raped 17-year-old twin sisters (names withheld) on the school premises.

Sometime in 2016, the principal reportedly lured the twins to his office on separate occasions, had sexual intercourse with them, and eventually impregnated one of them.

One of the girls, who testified in court, said that the principal kept a camp bed inside his office which he uses for his sexual escapades.

The twins were both in SS1, but in separate classes, when the principal had sex with them which they hid from each other.

The state prosecutor, M. S. Oshodi, said the defendant committed the alleged offence sometime in 2016 at Beckley Estate, Abule-Egba.

Testifying before the court, the victim, who was impregnated as a result of the rape, said that she aborted the baby through the help of her mother, who took her to a nurse.

She said: “I was still in SS1 when the incident happened. On that day, I was in my classroom when the principal entered and asked if my class teacher was around. I said no. He then ordered me to follow him to his office.

“When we got to his office, he started calling me sweet names before removing my school uniform. He thereafter had sexual intercourse with me and instructed me not to tell anyone.

“He continued having sex with me over a long period of time until I became pregnant.

“I didn’t even know that I was pregnant until one of our neighbours noticed some changes in my body and informed my mother.

“It was my neighbour that found out and told my mother. When my mother confronted me with a slap, I immediately told her that the principal has been having sex with me inside his office.

“My mum immediately called the principal and asked him, and he admitted impregnating me. He then told my mother that we should keep the baby but my mother refused.

“The principal begged my mother not to abort the pregnancy but she refused and took me to a nurse to remove it. My mother told him that she cannot allow me carry a baby, at my age, which would impact my future.

“It was when my mother insisted on terminating the pregnancy that the principal now gave us money for the abortion. So I aborted the pregnancy.

“As a result of the abortion, my parents withdrew me from the school and enrolled me at the defendant’s father’s school.”

When asked if her father knew about the pregnancy, she said he was unaware until after the pregnancy had been terminated because he was rarely at home.

She added that she was taken to Mirabel Centre for medical examinations.

Narrating how she found out that the school principal also had sexual intercourse with her twin sister, she said, “when the incident happened, I did not tell anyone, not even my twin sister, because the principal had already instructed me not to.

“It was when I became pregnant and I told my mother who was responsible that my twin sister then opened up to my mother too.

“She told my mother that the school principal was also having sexual intercourse with her in the same office.

“She also told my mother that the principal was also sleeping with three other girls in her class. She said that the three girls confided in her and told her what the principal had been doing to them.”

The victim further told the court that a medical examination was also conducted on her twin sister after which they were taken to the police station to make statements.

Justice Solebo, however, ordered the prosecutor to tell the Lagos State Domestic and Sexual Response Team (DSVRT) to go back and sensitise the children in those schools so that they could know their rights on issues of child abuse and reproductive rights.

The judge thereafter granted bail to Adeyemo in the sum of N1 million with two responsible sureties in like sum.

Solebo ordered that the two sureties must own properties in Lagos State and must present evidence of tax payment in the last three years.

The matter was thereafter adjourned till May 23 for continuation of trial.

Credit: New Telegraph

Court sacks APC senator — orders him to refund salaries, allowances within 14 days

NEWSJUST IN: Court sacks APC senator — orders him to refund salaries, allowances within 14 days

By Uchenna Inya

A Federal High Court sitting in Abakaliki, Ebonyi state has declared the seat of the senator representing Ebonyi South Senatorial zone in the National Assembly, Sonni Ogbuoji vacant for defecting from the party he was elected.

The court ordered him to vacate the seat immediately and ordered Independent National Electoral Commission(INEC) to withdraw the certificate of return issued to Ogbuoji immediately and conduct a fresh election immediately to fill the seat.

The court also ordered the lawmaker to refund all monies be it salaries, allowances or any order form of payment he may have received as benefits from the position of Senator from the date of his defection to the coffers of government.

Ogbuoji was elected on the platform of Peoples Democratic Party(PDP) but defected to All Progressives Congress(APC), a party he contested this year’s governorship election.

The Court in a 71 pages judgment delivered by Justice Akintola Aluko held that Ogbuoji by defecting from the party under whose platform he was elected to another party flouted section 68(1)g of the 1999 constitution.

The said section 68(1)g says that “a member of Senate or House of Representatives shall vacate his seat in the House if being a person whose election to the house was sponsored by another political party, he becomes a member of another political party before the expiration of the period for which that house was elected. Provided that his membership of the latter political party is not as a result of a division in the political party which he was previously a member or of a merger of two or more political parties or factions by one of which he was previously sponsored”

In other words, any lawmaker who defects to another political party when the party under whose platform he was elected was not undergoing any form of crisis or was not part of a merger with two or more political parties shall vacate his seat.

The judgment was in respect of suit number FHC/AI/CS/44/2018 filed by Evo Ogbonnaya Anegu, Oti Ama Ude, Uche Richard Ajali, Una Sunday Okoro
and Simon Ajali Ogbadu for themselves and on behalf of the teaming members of the PDP in Ebonyi South Senatorial District.

They had sued Ogbuoji and the Independent National Electoral Commission (2nd Defendant) asking the court to declare the senator’s seat vacant for defecting to the APC when there was no crisis or division in the PDP.

They also prayed the court to order the 1st defendant (Ogbuoji) to refund all monies may have been paid to him since January 2018 when he defected from The PDP to the APC.

The plaintiffs in their postulations through their counsel, Barr Roy Umahi expressed worry that Ogbuoji’s conduct if not condemned and upturned would encourage political prostitution and legislative rascality and destroy the reasons for the laws made to regulate defections of National Assembly members by the constitution.

But Ogbuoji in his defence claimed that he resigned his membership of the PDP and defected to the APC on January 27, 2017 and not January 2018 as claimed by the Applicants.

He noted that the crisis in the party was finally resolved in July 2017 by the Supreme Court but that before then he had resigned his membership of the party via a letter of resignation he submitted to the PDP Secretary of his Ebunwana Ward, one Ukpo Regina Agwu in January 27, 2017.

But the Plaintiffs countered by providing evidence that the said Regina Ukpo was not the Secretary of the Ward at the time the said letter was allegedly given to her as she had already been by expelled by the party on 23 January 2017..

They also argued with incontrovertible evidence that Ogbuoji who claimed to have defected from the PDP to APC in January 2017 took active participation in the non elective and elective congresses of the PDP which held on August and December 2017 as a delegate.

The Court, in its findings said there were discrepancies in the evidences provided by Ogbuoji which rendered them unreliable and doubtful.

For example, the court noted that some of the documentary exhibits presented by the defence like signatures of Ukpo Regina Agwu, the erstwhile Ebunwana Ward Secretary, were found to be materially different in the various documents provided to the court .

“There is no basis to attach any probative or evidential value to the said exhibits

What that means is that the defendant’s claim of resignation ( on January 2017) is shrouded in inconsistency, contradiction and suspicion” , the judge said.

The Court agreed with the Plaintiff’s claims that most of the documents provided by the 1st Defendant were concocted for the purpose of the suit only.

The Court in conclusion said that it has been tremendously an sufficiently established by credible evidence that Ogbuoji defected to the APC in January 2018 and not January 2017 as he claimed in his defence.

It also said that at the time of his defection there was no division or faction in the PDP to warrant such defection as permitted by section 68 (1)g of the constitution.

“By the evidence before me, I find that the 1st defendant is guilty of unholy political flirtation and coquetry which the makers and drafters of the constitution resolved to outlaw by the enactment of section 68(1)g of the constitution”, Justice Aluko declared.

The Judge further held that having defected to another party when there was no crisis in his original party, Mr Ogbuoji ought to have vacated his seat.

Having failed to vacate his seat in the senate following his unconstitutional defection in a manner that suggests that he ate his cake and still wanted to have it, he is liable to be forced out and refund to the National Assembly all monies in form of salaries, allowances, or whatsoever paid to him by virtue of his unconstitutional holding on to the position as a senator of the Federal Republic of Nigeria beginning from the date of his unconstitutional defection till date”.

“Consequently I hold that the case of the plaintiffs has merit and same hereby succeeds”, Justice Akintayo stated

The Judge further ordered INEC to withdraw Ogbuoji’s Certificate of Return and immediately conduct a fresh election to fill the vacant seat created by his unconstitutional defection.

The Court also awarded the sum of N500, 000 in favour of the plaintiff and against the 1st defendant.

Ogbuoji, it will be recalled contested the 2019 governorship election in Ebonyi state against the incumbent Governor, David Umahi.

He lost the election to the governor who was on Tuesday issued Certificate of Return and is expected to be sworn in on May 29 for a second term in office.

Credit: New Telegraph

Assets Declaration: CCT sacks Onnoghen, forfeits his accounts

BREAKING: CCT convicts Onnoghen, sacks him as CJN

Justice Onnoghen

Ade Adesomoju

The Code of Conduct Tribunal has convicted the former Chief Justice of Nigeria, Justice Walter Onnoghen of breach of Code of Conduct for Public Officers.

Reading the lead judgment, the tribunal chairman, Danladi Umar, ordered the immediate removal of Onnoghen, 68, from office as the CJN.

The Tribunal also stripped him of all offices earlier occupied, such as the Chairman of the National Judicial Council and also the chairmanship of the Federal Judicial Service Commission.

The tribunal also ordered the forfeiture of the five accounts which defendant failed to declare as part of his assets.

The tribunal also ordered the forfeiture of the money in the five accounts which Onnoghen failed to declare to the Federal Government.

Three punishments were imposed on him as the sentence for his offences as charged.

Although Onnoghen had been on suspension since January 25, 2019 and had reportedly resigned on April 4, the tribunal ordered his removal from office as the Chief Justice of Nigeria and also as the chairman of both the National Judicial Council and the Federal Judicial Service Commission.

Reading the judgment of the three-man bench, its chairman, Danladi Umar, also ordered the forfeiture of the funds in the five bank accounts which the defendant was said to have failed to declare as part of his assets in breach of the Code of Conduct for Public Officers.

Onnoghen was convicted on the six counts preferred against him.

Specifically, the Federal Government, acting through the Code of Conduct Bureau, had, in the charges filed on January 11, accused Onnoghen in the first count of failure to declare his assets to the bureau between June 2005 and December 14, 2016.

In the rest of the five counts, the defendant was alleged to have falsely declared his assets on December 14, 2016, by allegedly omitting to declare his domiciliary dollar, euro and pound sterling-denominated accounts, as well as his two naira accounts, all maintained with the Standard Chattered Bank (Nig.) Ltd.

Before passing the sentence, the tribunal chairman noted that Onnoghen, who only called one witness, failed to dispute the evidence of the three prosecution witnesses.

He said, “The tribunal, having considered the case of the prosecution and documents tendered without objection, find the exhibits tendered worthy of consideration.

“The evidence of Prosecution Witness 1, Prosecution Witness 2 and Prosecution Witness 3 was not disputed.

“The statement of the defendant made in his handwriting alluding to forgetfulness to declare the five accounts is enough to hold that the defendant clearly contravened the Code of Conduct for Public Officer.”

Convicting the erstwhile CJN, the tribunal chairman said, “Having regard to Section 23(2) of the Code of Conduct Tribunal and Bureau Act, the defendant has clearly contravened the Code of Conduct for Public Officers and he is here by convicted.”

Credit: The Punch

It is official: Minimum wage now N30,000 as Buhari assents to bill

BREAKING: Minimum wage now N30,000 as Buhari assents to bill

President Muhammadu Buhari has signed into law the Minimum Wage Repeal and Re-Enactment Act, 2019.
By this act, the new minimum wage is now N30,000.
The President assented to the Act on Thursday in Abuja, mandating all employers of labour across the country to pay workers a minimum of N30,000 monthly wage.
The National Assembly had submitted the minimum wage bill to the President since March 27.
The bill approving N30,000 as the new national minimum wage was passed by both chambers of National Asaembly before they went on break for the 2019 general elections.
Earlier in the week, workers in the Federal Capital Territory had begged the President to sign the minimum wage bill.
Some of the workers had expressed concerns over the delay in signing the bill into law, adding that it was causing them unnecessary anxiety.

News Headlines Apr 18, 2019. Headlines From Nigeria’s Major Newspapers

News Headlines Apr 18, 2019. Headlines From Nigeria’s Major Newspapers

Compiled by Demola Adefajo

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Passengers escape unhurt as bus catches fire on Oshodi-Apapa expressway
Court orders arrest of Etete, Adoke, others over $2.1b Malabu scam
Three things we learned from Man City v Tottenham
Joshua-Miller fight off after New York denies license
Klopp can’t wait for Liverpool’s ‘proper football’ showdown with Barcelona
‘Cruel’ Champions League exit will not change Guardiola’s support of VAR
Day of quick victories by top seeds at Monte Carlo
Golden Eaglets book ticket to 2019 FIFA U-17 World Cup, beat Angola
How Sokoto guber poll exploded Buhari, APC
Lagos PDP crisis deepens as members demand end of Bode George’s reign

Editorial: The north and poverty question
Buhari and northern elders’ awakening
The power of choice!
Stemming the rising tide of insecurity
An eavesdropper’s putative account of a strategic meeting – Part 2
Wema Bank targets N1 trillion capital base
Professionals call for due process, fault ‘piecemeal’ tax reforms
Zenith Bank posts N57.3bn profit in Q1, 2019
Improved performance lifts NSE’s index further by 0.8%
JAMB’s biometric verification as a litmus test
Five Cowries launches creative arts education initiative
‘Why parents are losing interest in Unity Schools’
NGO enjoins government, others to promote learning
Exercising in hot weather
Transitioning from bump to baby
Patients relive ordeal as TB spreads, becomes untreatable
Scientists validate more herbs for hair growth


Stop Harassing Our Members, PDP Tells Edo Govt
GTBank Reports N57bn Profit For Q1’19
9 Prisoners Regain Freedom In Imo
5 Yrs After Chibok Girls’ Abduction…
AFCON 2019: CAF Shuns Nigerian Referees Again
Alleged $793,800 Fraud: EFCC Arraigns Justice Ajumogobia Today
Kogi Guber: PDP Leaders Meet In Abuja, Set Eyes On Victory
Delta Politics Of Zoning: The Myth And Deceit
Railway: Igbo Group Accuses FG Of Marginalising S-East, S-South
New Varsities, Polytechnics Not To Burden Ihedioha — Okorocha
WAEC Tasked On Standard, Integrity
Shut Out Of Workers From Minimum Wage
9th National Assembly: Buhari Was Ambushed In Gbajabiamila’s Endorsement – Ogene
Step Up Measures To End Rising Cases Of Killings In Nigeria, CAN Tells FG
UTME: Oloyede’s Special Attention For Blind Candidates Is Model For Africa — OKEBUKOLA
Court Orders Release Of NBA President’s Int’l Passport
ILO To Launch New Report On OSH Today
BREAKING: Buhari gives April 24 deadline to ministers to submit report ― Garba Shehu
FEC okays $247.3m foreign loan for electrification
Presidential panel recovers $20m from commercial bank
PDP blasts Oshiomhole on committees’ chairmanship remark
Subsidy removal: We’re yet to find formula that works ― Finance Minister
Tanker crushes Okada rider to death in Lagos
Photos: Aisha Buhari, other govs wives hold parley on insecurity
FG declares Friday, Monday, Public Holidays to mark Easter
Take advantage of my olive branch, Wike begs politicians in Rivers
Kogi Guber: PDP leaders meet in Abuja, set eyes on victory
9th National Assembly: Buhari was ambushed in Gbajabiamila’s endorsement – Ogene
OYO gov poll: I was displaced by conspiracy — Adelabu
SENATE PRESIDENCY: APC frowns at senators eyeing PDP for support
PRESIDENTIAL TUSSLE: I always beat you in every election, Buhari tells Atiku
AFCON 2019: CAF shuns Nigerian referees again
Nigeria first to book FIFA U17 World Cup ticket
Nigeria Football Supporters Club to storm Egypt with 500 members
De Ligt: We fear nobody
Son shines in the City as Spurs reach Champions League semi-final
Disney offers $5mn for the Notre-Dame it once immortalized on film
UK to roll out age-verification for online porn
Beyonce drops another surprise album
Apologise for calling me a gay, or face the court – Ik Ogbonna
Police arrest 3 suspected internet fraudsters for impersonating Sunny Ade
Breaking: Senate rejects bill to phase out petrol cars, adopt electric ones
Breaking: Buhari phones Bill Gate, lauds him for supporting eradication of Polio, HIV in Nigeria

News Headlines Apr 17, 2019. Headlines From Nigeria’s Major Newspapers

News Headlines Apr 17, 2019. Headlines From Nigeria’s Major Newspapers

Compiled by Demola Adefajo

The Punch
Atiku to call Microsoft, IBM experts as witnesses, gives ‘details’ of INEC servers
Nigeria loses N353bn to illegal gold mining in three years, IYC, Bayelsa kick
Petrol landing cost now N180 per litre, says Kachikwu
Drama as EFCC rearrests Justice Ofili-Ajumogobia
Court admits confessional video of Islamic cleric who beheaded worshipper
Three cops, four others sentenced to death for kidnapping
Banker remanded in prison over N36m debt
9th National Assembly speaker: APC adopts Gbajabiamila
Molten iron kills four Ogun workers in Indian steel company
Criminals converging on West Africa, Interpol warns
Nigeria loses N353bn to illegal gold mining in three years, IYC, Bayelsa kick
Petrol landing cost now N180 per litre, says Kachikwu
FCT administration pulls down AIT structures over illegal encroachment
Community leader allegedly rapes 12-year-old girl in Edo
JAMB screens 1.3 million UTME results over impersonation, others
Customs begin recruitment of 3,200 officers
How to keep your online transactions secure
Outrage over death of two men in police custody
Panic as caterpillar rams into 11 buses in Imo
Police arrest dismissed cop for alleged gun-running
Woman accuses police of releasing robbery suspect without charges
9th National Assembly: Another Rep, Okafor, declares speakership bid
El-Rufai asks political appointees to resign by April 30
National Assembly leadership: APC youths back Lawan, zonal leaders caution party
INEC presents certificates of return to Wike, others
INEC halts release of committee’s findings
Customs begin recruitment of 3,200 officers
How to keep your online transactions secure
Forex market gets $210m CBN boost
Nigeria faces daunting economic challenges — US envoy
Inflation rate dropped to 11.25% in March, says NBS
It’s crunch time for City, admits Guardiola
U-17 AFCON: Eaglets target World Cup return
Teranga Lions confirm Eagles friendly
Women’s World Cup: Dalung seeks Buhari’s intervention over funds delay
Falcons to play Mali, Niger, B’Faso in WAFU Cup
Three things we learned from Barcelona v Man Utd
Late Aretha Franklin, Ellen Reid awarded 2019 Pulitzer Prize
Nigerians react on twitter as ‘Game of Thrones’ returns
Nigeria’s Famuyiwa to direct upcoming ‘Star Wars’ series
Game of Thrones fans fired up for final season
Frequent urination at night may be a sign of hypertension – Study
‘Be cautious with cesarean-section’
Public toilet facilities, legislation’ll check open defecation – Experts
500 benefit from free cataract surgery
Obstructive Sleep Apnea (OSA)
Old students boost CMUL with dental equipment
Google kicks off research to solve African problems using AI
Editorial: Curb export of crimes abroad
Will the Nigerian judiciary deliver electoral justice?
Re: Ogun State’s mismanaged advantage
The new Aryan arrogance
Deepening the stock market via derivatives: Lessons from South Korea

The Nation
Skipping Rope Sport: US coaches to arrive Nigeria Wednesday
High debt profile not worrisome to us, says Edo Govt
Nigeria ready to host Africa Nations Beach V’ball Cup, says Nimrod
UCL: Ajax eliminate Ronaldo’s Juventus with scintillating display 1
Barcelona reach Champions League semi-finals with Messi exhibition against Manchester United
Buhari rallies APC Reps for Assembly leadership battle
Policemen, others to die for kidnapping woman
Diaspora remittances hit $24.3b
Onnoghen’s resignation not enough, say SANs
Seven dead in Kwara State road accident
Policemen, others to die for kidnapping woman
Diaspora remittances hit $24.3b
Alleged N21b: Ex-Air chief Amosu, others opt for plea bargain
Jostle for Senate President assumes a new dimension
Breaking: APC adopts Gbajabiamila, zones deputy slot to North-Central
PENCOM has confidence in ad hoc committee’s leadership’
17 kilometres irrigation project to cost $32m in Jigawa
‘Wike should address insecurity’
Tricycles banned in Asaba
34 shops burnt as fire razes Iponri shopping centre
El-Rufai sacks political appointees
Corps members renounce cultism, drug abuse
Two farmers killed, three injured in Ekiti
Ibadan-based lawyer kidnapped
INEC Chairman Yakubu: votes now count
Wike, others get Certificates of Return
Fayemi’s dream team comes on board
Are supplementary elections legal?
Borno elders: we didn’t endorse Ndume for Senate Presidency
Vote buying: EFCC arrests suspects, seizes huge cash
A case for Waziri Bulama as APC National Secretary
Dickson lifts embargo on promotion of civil servants
BoI okays N3billion for MSMEs
NOVA Merchant Bank gets investment rating
FBN Holdings posts N59.7b full-year profit
‘Investors should diversify their assets’
Firm suspends production over growing losses
Firms scale NCP’s hurdle for Afam power bid
Court admits video of cleric confessing to beheading woman
Task force arrests 15 for street trading
Man charged with kidnapping
Four unemployed men accused of cultism
Two arraigned for allegedly stealing cocoa
Man, 42, remanded for allegedly defiling minor
Mushin residents protest power outage, estimated billing
‘25,000 underage Nigerians use tobacco products daily’
Police in Anambra arrest 151 suspected cultists
Police arrest suspected killers of herdsman in Ebonyi
Woman arrested for poisoning husband in Kano
Gunmen kill 23-year-old female admission seeker in Aba
Three arrested over UTME centre scam in Lagos
Edo records 20,000 increase in public school enrolment
OAU students protest alleged proscription of unionism
Sokoto varsity matriculates 2,074 students
JAMB gives update on 2019 UTME exams process, results
Olamide, Eniola Badmus named on Ogun Economic Transition Committee
K1, others for Alado’s 20th coronation anniversary
R. Kelly’s bank account in the red
Journalist to screen film on SDGs
Scheduled for May 3 Nigerian premiere, ‘Between’ gets review
‘The Savior’ movie premieres
Moghalu’s faux lyrical
Editorial: Citizen Umoru


I Will Protect Independence of the Legislature, Says Lawan
Court Discharges Suspended SEC DG, Gwarzo, Other of N115m Fraud Allegations
I Will Protect Independence of the Legislature, Says Lawan
•Youth group backs Senate leader •Ndume adamant despite losing Borno gov’s support •APC formally endorses…
Inflation Dips to 11.25% in March
•Consumers pay less for cooking fuel
INEC’s Return of Buhari as President Unlawful, Atiku Insists
•Asks tribunal to declare him winner
EFCC Re-arrests Ofili-Ajumogobia, Plans Fresh Charge
•Fani-Kayode flays action
Report: NNPC’s Financial Records Insufficient for Govt Oversight
We Didn’t Ask Buhari for 1m Migrants, Says Canadian Embassy
Ibadan Lawyer, Adetunmbi, Kidnapped in Osun
Gowon: Fuel Scarcity Caused by Non-implementation of My Plans
Court Issues Production Warrant to DSS over Dasuki
FAAN to Withdraw Services in MM2, Gombe, Other Airports over Debts
Report: West Africa’s Mobile Money to Hit $70bn in 2023
Uduk: One Year as SEC DG
FG Sets Price for Flared Gas in NGFCP
El-Rufai Sacks Political Appointees
November 2 Election, a Battle Between Federal Might and Bayelsa People, Says Dickson
INEC Presents Certificate of Return to Wike, Deputy, Others
APC Deputy Spokesman Opposes Gbajabiamila’s Bid for Speaker
Who Speaks for Kwara?
Battle For Bayelsa’s Creek Haven Commences
FG Sets Price for Flared Gas in NGFCP
Dan-Fulani: Health Insurance Scheme Will Minimise Catastrophic Expenses
Gemmell: CWEIC Working on Attracting Investors into Nigeria
Metrology Key to Economic Devt, Says SON DG
Expert Urges FG to Review VAT Law, Border Policing
Ex HOS: I Regret not Solving NUT Crisis in Kebbi
Man Utd, Juventus Knocked Out as Barca, Ajax Hit S’finals
Onyekuru Rues World Cup Miss, Eyes AFCON 2019 in Egypt
WAFU B Cup: Falcons to Play Mali, Niger, Burkina Faso
With our New Stadium, We Must be Contenders, Says Pochettino
Alleged Tax Evasion: Court Renews Okocha’s Arrest Warrant

Daily Trust
Porto pinning hopes of famous comeback on Marega
It’s crunch time for City, admits Guardiola
NPFL play-off will be a different ball game, says Abd’Allah
Lobi Stars vow to end Rangers unbeaten run in Enugu
Pella pounds Cilic for Monte Carlo upset win
Sultan tasks FG on politics, religion
Nigeria remains threatened by security challenges – FG
My lawyer qualified to practise in Nigeria, Atiku tells INEC
‘APC’s micro-zoning of NASS positions recipe for chaos’
‘What has made us standout for 35 years is quality’
At meeting with Buhari, Gbajabiamila endorsed for speaker
Sultan tasks FG on politics, religion
Court discharges, acquits suspended SEC DG, Gwarzo
Borno elders deny endorsing Ndume for senate presidency
‘NASS leadership should reflect national spread’
Wike gets certificate of return, says ‘I’m tired of being governor’
N37bn saved from mistakes in MDAs’ promotion arrears claims — AGF
Nigeria, 4 others to get $20m to fund solar projects
CSO reacts to FG’s action on out-of-school children
Gunmen kidnap lawyer in Osun
National Assembly wades into Army, FCT peoples’ feud
Better the devil you know
Chibok Girls: Five years of angst; five years of struggle
Nigerians in Ghana: The wall has fallen!
10 enchanting facts about Notre Dame Cathedral
850 yr-old Notre Dame goes down in flames
Court strikes out corruption suit against Justice Ofili-Ajumogobia, Obla
NDLEA arrest 182 suspects for drug abuse, trafficking in Katsina state
Student sentenced to 2-year in prison for stealing from church
Editorial: Single digit loans for creative industry
Customs begins recruitment of 3,200 officers, men
Workers beg Buhari on minimum wage
Passengers, motorists stranded as aviation unions protest at Lagos airport
FG to begin payment of N10.3 bn debt to Agro-dealers this week – Official
Sokoto university matriculates 2,074 students for 2018/2019 academic session
Court orders DSS to produce Dasuki
Court discharges, acquits suspended SEC DG, Gwarzo
After ACJA, experts push for more funding in prosecutions

The Sun

2019 polls: How EFCC frustrated vote-buying –Magu
Fayemi, Kalu, Daniel, others for Freedom Online lecture
Court orders DSS to produce Dasuki
5 injured, 70 tricycles damaged as Keke operators clash in Onitsha
Judge freed, arrested, faces fresh charges
Zamfara govt, leaders allowed killings to fester –CAN
Atiku gives tribunal evidence of result from INEC server
2019 polls: How EFCC frustrated vote-buying –Magu
3 die in Jigawa well
Bizman petitions Buhari on plan to build world’s biggest LED board
FG to train 25,000 civil servants by 2020
Ogun: I’ll inaugurate projects till May 28 –Amosun
Lenten talk: Olumakaiye calls for peace, unity
UPP, APGA set to merge ahead of 2023 elections
NASS leadership open to all irrespective of party -Yusuf
Why traditional rulers opposed Ambode’s second term bid -Durosimi
2019: Why we endorsed APC in Lagos -Ogbonna
Resign by April 30, El-Rufai tells appointees
ABCON advocates implementation of power sector reforms
Customs opens portal to recruit 3,200 officers
NPA board decries condition of port access road
Jaiz Bank secures N3bn from BoI to finance MSMEs
EFCC, ICPC set to go after NDDC contractors
Bayelsa governorship poll: PDP warn members against anti-party activities
Ayo Foundation holds Easter Basketball Camp
John Ogu quits Hapoel Be’er Sheva
Cameroon to host CHAN 2020
Onyekuru rues World Cup miss, eyes AFCON
Trump to honour Tiger Woods with Presidential Medal of Freedom
AFCON 2019: Eagles beware, Shorunmu cries out
U-17 AFCON: We’re condemned to berth in Brazil – Atume
…Zenith Bank charges team to grab World Cup ticket
Senegal confirms Super Eagles friendly
CAF appoints Hajji as new Sec Gen
I hate adultery, so my man must be romantic –Nazareth Jesse
Chibok girls: Five years after
Dabiri-Erewa and the UAE robbery
Airtel’s ‘Gele mi…’ TVC
Onnoghen: The allegory of a dysfunctional state (2)
Witches and wizards: What are they?
Proofs Christians & Muslims worship same God (3)
10 Villa workers rewarded for diligence
Day Catholic group celebrated annunciation feast in Abuja
Before Buhari’s appointments
Chibok girls: Five years after
Willie Obiano’s strides
Harnessing the benefits of synergy in public service
Dogon Gada, where rain brings hard luck
IGPMU flushes out 60 suspected kidnappers, robbers
Damaged bridge cuts off Imo community
Pencom, NIMASA, CBN shine at Enugu trade fair
ESUT female student makes wave hawking ‘okpa’
Igbo begin new planting season
APCON, not a monetised agency – Iyoha, Acting Registrar

Inflation falls to 11.25 per cent ― NBS
Shine your eyes, Canada tells Nigerians, denies begging Buhari for one million immigrants
FCTA demolishes illegal structures at AIT premises over encroachment…
INEC presents certificate of return to Wike for second term
BREAKING: Why we demolished AIT building ― FCT Minister
Ondo loses $1.2million to data falsification
Nigeria holds 2019 world book fair
Keystone Bank, others partner Mojec to roll out prepaid meters
Train crushes 2 persons to death in Kano
Lagos PDP crisis deepens as Adewale takes over secretariat with his supporters
Why Taxify changed name to Bolt
Presidency raises concern over misrepresentation of N42bn SEZ plans
Internet users in Nigeria hit 114.7m in February ― NCC
Atiku, his citizenship and electoral battle


Fresh Crisis Looms In APC Over Micro-zoning Of NASS Leadership
FG To Recapitalise Bank Of Agric With N250bn – Ogbeh
Court Orders DSS To Produce Dasuki
‘We Blocked FCT Minister’s Gate Over Our Ancestral Land’
Why We Demolished AIT Structures – FCTA
Nigeria Customs Begins Recruitment Of 3,200 Officers
We Can’t Argue With PDP Outside The Court – INEC
INEC Presents Certificate Of Return To Wike, Others
Count SGF Out Of 2023 Politics – Adamawa Elders
Ajimobi Admonishes Journalists On Adherence To Professional Ethics
Anxiety Over Search For Gold In Suleja
Keystone Bank, Others Partner Mojec To Roll Out Prepaid Meters
Easter Promo: Ecobankpay Offers Special Discount To Shoppers
Oil Prices Nosedive On OPEC Decision To Boost Output
NNPC Reduces Contracting Cycle To 9 Months
U-17 AFCON: Golden Eaglets Confident Of Brazil 2019 Ticket
Nigeria Ready To Host Africa Beach Volleyball Championship — Nimrod Advocates Better Healthcare For Nigerians
Glamour At 9th Korea-Nigeria Poetry Feast
Cardi B’s Coachella Performace Excites Fans
Anxiety Over Search For Gold In Suleja
APC And Issues In Reps’ Speakership Zoning
EDITORIAL: PenCom And The House Of Representatives
The Role Of The NCC In National Security
The Middle Belt Forum And Lies On The Adara Crisis
Like Atiku, Like Shugaba Darman
Tribute To Justice Mamman Nasir
Citizens Expectation For The Next 4 Years

The Guardian

Atiku replies to Buhari, INEC, insists poll figures not false
Drama as EFCC rearrests Ofili-Ajumogobia for retrial
Fatigue hits Nigerian athletes after two days road trip to Abidjan
Communities lose N24.3b oil spill suit against Mobil
Taraba, Benue deputy governors move to end Tiv/Jukun clashes
Seven die in Kwara auto crash
Court convicts man over $26,520 internet fraud
Buhari condoles with France, Christians over Notre Dame inferno
El-Rufai gives political appointees April 30 to resign
Ajax stun Ronaldo’s Juventus to reach Champions League semi-final
Dembele better than Neymar, says Barca’s president
Guardiola charges fans to match players’ desire for City’s Champions League ambition
Pochettino waits on Alli’s fitness for clash against Man City
Lagos Games Festival debuts
Liverpool will be a formidable test for us, Conceicao admits
Battle to make parties supreme in a presidential system
Love Language: Why It’s Important In Your Relationship
Ajax stun Ronaldo’s Juventus to reach Champions League semi-final
Startup ventures 101
We should all be digital rights advocates
Editorial: Time to offload our unitary burden
Of government of debt and lamentation
Expectations from Buhari’s re-election
Lagos-Ibadan expressway reconstruction as killer
An eavesdropper’s putative account of a strategic meeting
ABCON calls for radical implementation of power sector reforms
Chams, Dangote Flourmills lead in stock market’s N94 billion gain
FAAN gives fresh withdrawal threat to airports over N2.6b debt
Afreximbank’s, AU’s digital plan to ease trade finance flows
Autusbridge, Telynet partner for business mobility seminar
ISPON hosts top software echelon at president’s dinner cruise
New Horizon offers $6000 seed funding for techprenuers
Konga diversifies, eyes acquisition of pharmacy chain
Nigeria may be certified polio-free in December
Mosquito, tick-borne diseases set to flourish in warmer climes


Ihedioha Wants Diaspora Imo To Play Active Role In Governance
Bayelsa Guber: PDP Warns Members Against Anti-Party Activities
Ugborodo Community Youths Vow To Stop PANOCEAN, Chevron Operations
Army Smashes Biggest Camp Operated By Oil Thieves In Delta
Girl Child Education Beyond Enrolment In School, But… – UNICEF
FG Saves N37bn From MDAs, Assures Of Payment Of Promotion Arrears
Continuous Assault, Killings By Uniformed Men Will Make Nigeria Collapse, Omotola Tells Buhari, Osinbajo
NASS: We Won’t Repeat Mistakes Of 2015 In 2019, Oshiomhole Vows
Police Confirm The Unjust Killing Of A Town Union Leader In Anambra
BPE Prepares BoA For Privatization With N250bn Proposed Capitalization
Petroleum Prices: Fuel Remains Steady As Kerosene, Diesel Climb
Malpractice: JAMB Arrests Children Of CBT Centre Owner In Lagos
As MMIA Road Comes Alive
Octogenarian Ex-NYSC Boss Agonises Over Unpaid Gratuity, Pension
Interpol, FG To Sign MoU On Information System
We Are Here To Eliminate Middlemen, PricePointe Boss
Benue, Taraba Move To End Inter Communal Crisis In Border Communities
9th NASS: Fresh crisis looms in APC over leadership slots
Ninth NASS leadership: No C’ttee Chairmanship for opposition – Oshiomhole
Court issues production warrant to DSS to produce Dasuki on May 24 for trial
Breaking: Electoral corruption, worst form of corruption- Ibrahim Magu
Amosun pledges to commission projects till midnight of May 28
Okorocha lists his administration’s achievements
INEC explains delay in concluding Imo North election
Atiku, PDP disagree with INEC on ‘server result’, say Yakubu committed grave errors
Senate Presidency : Youth Forum throws weight behind Lawan
Speakership: Okafor formally declares intention to run
AFCON: Amuneke predicts early exit for Eagles, Egypt, Senegal, others
Ebuehi doubtful for AFCON selection
Eagles to play Senegal in AFCON friendly
Oboh tasks Nigerians to emulate late Samuel Okwaraji
Mikel eager to help Boro up, down plays contract extension
Continuous assault, killings by uniformed men will make Nigeria collapse, Omotola tells Buhari, Osinbajo
Michael Obasuyi returns with ‘Worship & Praise Experience’
Nigerians react on twitter as ‘Game of Thrones’ returns
Chinese netizens blast censored Game of Thrones
Police arrest 3 suspected internet fraudsters for impersonating Sunny Ade
NYSC: Ugwuanyi wants corps members to participate actively in nation building
Catholic faithful in fervent prayers for arrest of gangsters who raped member to death
NIMC attains infor security standards for data protection
OAU student emerges best pharmacy brain in Nigeria

News Headlines Apr 16, 2019. Headlines From Nigeria’s Major Newspapers

News Headlines Apr 16, 2019. Headlines From Nigeria’s Major Newspapers

Compiled by Demola Adefajo

The Punch
FG probe panel recommends NHIS boss sacking, board’s dissolution
EFCC discovers car thieves’ new tricks
I’ll advise Buhari on fuel subsidy, says Kachikwu
We don’t enjoy denying Nigerians visas – US embassy
Fayose’s aide received N1.2bn at airport under soldiers’ protection –Witness
Jealous Bayelsa lover shoots girlfriend to death for cheating
Herdsmen kill 16 in Nasarawa during naming, 67 Taraba residents kidnapped
Some private varsities aiding academic corruption – JAMB registrar
We planned to build five refineries for exports – Gowon
Election petition: Senator faults INEC over choice of lawyer
FG probe panel recommends NHIS boss sacking, board’s dissolution
EFCC discovers car thieves’ new tricks
Suspected herdsmen kill two in fresh Plateau attack
We don’t enjoy denying Nigerians visas – US embassy
PDP opposes removal of fuel subsidy
El-Rufai names Chief of Staff as finance commissioner
Mobile subscribers shrink as MTN loses one million users
I am hearing you: A common error on the phone
Civil servant forfeits N124.5m property to FG
Ondo welder gets life sentence for raping teenager
Cook jailed for 14 years for killing sibling over meat
Businessman accuses friend, agent of visa fraud
NSCDC officer killed by blunt blows to the head – Autopsy report
Two apprehended for Lagos cult killings
Obstruct neighbourhood safety corps, risk N250,000 fine, jail –Lagos Assembly
Emerhor blames Omo-Agege for APC’s electoral loss in Delta
Report says 18 killed in South-East during election violence
APC chief, group support Obaseki’s re-election in Edo
Account for N1.2bn ecological fund, APC chieftain tells Dickson
Ogun: Tribunal orders substituted service on APC, Abiodun
FG shortlists four firms for Afam Power, Yola Disco’s sale
NNPC pays $1.5bn cash call debt to IOCs
NECA flays FG on rising debt, subsidy regime
CBN introduces guidelines for non-interest financial institutions
Alleged tax evasion: Court renews order for Okocha’s arrest
United can frighten Barca at Camp Nou – Solskjaer
Allegri banks on Ronaldo amidst injury to stars
Valverde wary of Red Devils threat
Brazil football chief banned for life
I had doubts I could compete again – Woods
No fund mismanagement in UI, says VC
ABU Zaria gets facilities to improve learning
NUC prosecutes nine out of 66 illegal varsities
UNICAL produces 51 first class graduates
Turkey gives Nigerian students access to 80 varsities
Nigeria’s Famuyiwa to direct upcoming ‘Star Wars’ series
Game of Thrones fans fired up for final season
Burna Boy makes unforgettable Coachella debut
Orthodox treatment of mental illness as a cost effective model
PharmAccess, others advocate PPP in health care
Expert recommends regular prostate cancer screening
Konga to acquire pharmacy chain
Google kicks off research to solve African problems using AI
Infinix unveils latest HOT S phones
Editorial: IG’s alarm on police strength, funding
Drug abuse and Nigerian youths
Taming the spirit of xenophobia
Ogun State’s mismanaged advantage

The Nation
Onnoghen: I didn’t confess to hiding my bank accounts
UTME: 50 exam contractors held
Induction and battle for ninth National Assembly’s leadership
NPA may convert Lilypond Terminal to truck park
Troops kill 27 Boko Haram terrorists, recover arms, ammunition
Budget 2019 Budget passage likely tomorrow
Notre Dame Cathedral ‘saved from total destruction’
How I got N1.2b cash from Fayose, others, by bank chief
Bayelsa bounty
EFCC arrests businessman for raking N7b from 20,700 investors
Crazy bills era set to end
34 shops burnt as fire guts Iponri shopping centre
EFCC arrests businessman for raking N7b from 20,700 investors
Federal Government urges court to order Innoson chairman’s arrest
U.S visa experts to meet Nigerian investors for green card opportunities
Alleged defilement: Defence claims prosecution couldn’t prove case
FRSC: poor handling causes accident victims’ deaths
Hoodlums cut off officer’s hand
Tribunal permits Ekere to inspect election materials
LASIEC to hold by-election on April 27
Easter: FRSC advises motorists
El-Rufai and challenges of consolidation
‘Why PDP can’t bounce back in Plateau’
Kogi APC stakeholders seek leaders’ intervention
Adeyemi sues Melaye over Kogi West election
Gunmen murder son of Benue PDP chieftain
Rivers crisis: Leave Amaechi alone, APC chieftain urges Wike
EPL: Freakish goal gives Arsenal 1-0 win at 10-man Watford
La Liga: Real Madrid stumble again in disappointing 1-1 draw with Leganes
Barcelona will not repeat last year’s Champions League meltdown, says Marc-Andre ter Stegen
Solskjaer dreams table turning miracle at the Nou Camp
Former Brazilian football chief, Marin banned for life
Ebonyi wins South-East Secondary Schools Cricket Championship
FAAN threatens to withdraw services
Lagos set for new bus experience
NLC urges Buhari to tackle security challenges
Firm acquires pipelay vessel for heavy duty work
‘No feud among Customs chiefs’
Man kills lover over alleged infidelity
DPOs, others will now be culpable for men’s misdeeds, says Acting IGP
Lagos okays 145 traffic assessment applications
Two charged with stealing
Unions protest at Lagos airport
Cook jailed for killing brother over meat
I did not propose 2011 Rules for 9th Assembly inauguration-Enang
‘Whoever obstructs LNSC officials risks N250,000 fine, imprisonment’
Herdsmen attacks: ‘I lost a pregnant daughter, three others’
Alleged threat to life: Delta Varsity employee petitions CAS, IG, others
Killer cops: IGP to outlaw use of firearms during patrols
Senator seeks military base on Akwanga road
We didn’t divert university Pension Fund — LASU Magt.
NUC processing applications for 303 new private universities
UTME: 50 arrested for impersonation
JAMB registrar knocks private varsities for aiding corruption
Regulating Anambra’s obituary economy
Editorial: Bayelsa bounty
19 kids evacuated from orphanage
Minister: health development plan to cost N162 billion
MTN tackles fake news, hate speech in journalists training

PDP Warns INEC over Presidential Election Materials
Meters: Electricity Consumers to Pay through Service Charge
NLC Cautions FG against Borrowing
Meters: Electricity Consumers to Pay through Service Charge
Shettima Backs Lawan, Ndume Group Insists on Secret Ballot
IG to Hold Area Commanders, DPOs Responsible for Extra-judicial Killings
NLC Cautions FG against Borrowing
Nigeria’s Birth Registration Increases by 100%, Says UNICEF
Enyimba’s Coach Hails Players’ Mentality in Win against Kwara Utd
Gunmen Abduct 18 People in Kogi
Nigerian, Cameroonian Troops Kill 27 Terrorists
Alleged Certificate Forgery: Court Strikes out Suit against Bindow
Autopsy Report Links Civil Defence Officer’s Death to Head Injury
Baru: NNPC Owed No Cash Call Arrears in 2018
Kaduna Constitutes 10-man Commission of Inquiry to Investigate Kajuru Crisis
Academy Marks Anniversary
NUC Processes Applications for 303 Private Varsities
African Union Endorses Buhari Unity Band, Sues for Peace
It’s Time to Rebuild Rivers APC, Says Abe
Court Orders INEC to Allow APC, Adelabu Inspect Electoral Materials
LCCI Urges Regulators to Incentivise Investors
Firm Sets Five-year Business Target
Senate Assures AGIP on $13.5bn Oil Project
Chevron, Others Support Schools, Hospitals in CSR Initiative
New Order at NNDC
Media Accreditation Opens for 7th Okpekpe Road Race
Comeback Kings Man Utd in Barcelona to Pull off Another Stunt
EPL: Aubameyang Fires Arsenal Back to Fourth Spot
FCV Gladiators Camp Opens in Lagos
Police to Investigate Racial Abuse of Chuks Aneke
Cardiff Submits Sala Evidence to FIFA
Testimonials for Rural Dairy Farmers in Oyo
FBNQuest Trustees to Host Islamic Estate Planning Clinic

Daily Trust

Nigeria the favourites in our group – Guinea captain
Pogba auctions World Cup-winning boots for charity
Pillars didn’t deserve crushing defeat at Akwa Utd – Igenepo
Shimaga confident Rangers will clinch 2019 NPFL title
Messi fit for Barca as United attempt another comeback
Concern as NUC processes 303 requests for private varsities
Whoever obstructs LNSC officials risks N250,000 fine, imprisonment – Lagos Assembly
Abuja Carnival to strengthen national unity – FG
ICPC to arraign NBC boss tomorrow
Nigeria birth registrations rise by 29m
Measles cases triple globally in 2019 – UN
Commission explains 2019 Easter pilgrimage delay
Concern as NUC processes 303 requests for private varsities
Leadership: Senators will decide voting pattern during inauguration
How we defeated PDP in Gombe — Gwamna
PDP asks INEC to release election materials for Atiku
Gowon laments failure to complete five export-oriented refineries
Contracting cycle in oil sector now nine months – NNPC
Fear of fuel scarcity grips Kano
12-year-old commits suicide in Kogi
Anambra govt arrests Chief, two others for extorting market men, women
FCTA advocates needs assessment for rural development
Life after insurgency
Running for the history books
Anambra’s simple burial bill
Deploying technology to secure Nigeria
IL0 for beginners (I)
Jealous lover shoots girlfriend to death in Bayelsa
2 killed, 3 hospitalised as hoodlums attack Ekiti community
Eight things you should know about late former President of courts of appeals, Nasir
Active subscribers reduce by 342,101 in February – NCC
Passengers, motorists stranded as aviation unions protest at Lagos airport
ASUU blames pension delay on corruption, systematic inefficiency
Edo govt shuts four Chinese companies over dispute with host communities
Farmers, seed companies, others meet in Abuja for seed confab
Fake seeds in circulation decreased by 81% — NASC DG
Indigenous rice millers groan as smuggling intensifies
Girls’ school in Abia generates electricity from wastes
2019 UTME: JAMB arrests over 50 professional examination writers nationwide
Al-Makura confirms Prof Suleiman Mohammed as VC Nasarawa State University
DSTV delights customers with ‘One Night with My Ex’
Nigeria’s Famuyiwa to direct upcoming ‘Star Wars’ series
Board seizes pornographic, unclassified films worth N2.5bn in 2 years
Environmentalist harps on challenges of recycling business
Fayose’s trial: Bank manager tells court how he received N1.2bn
Appeal Court sacks Reps-elect in Edo
Ozubulu massacre: Court discharges, acquits suspects

The Sun
Soldiers kill 27 terrorists, seize arms in Borno
Assets declaration: CCT decides Onnoghen’s fate Thursday
We’re still in search of Chibok girls -Buratai
Alleged tax evasion: Court renews order for arrest of JJ Okocha
JAMB registrar indicts private varsities
9th Senate leadership: Hope rises for Lawan, Gbaja clash over Ndume
•••Senators make case for South East deputy Senate president
Kebbi power consumers must pay N900m monthly for 24-hour electricity –Bagudu
Badaru insists on Jigawa sugar firm amidst resistance
Presidency to name HYPPADEC board soon –Senator Umaru
Pandemonium in Ekiti as suspected herders kill 2, 3 hospitalised
Extrajudicial killings: Erring officers’ll face the law –IGP
Plateau guber: Declare me winner, Useni tells tribunal
Political stalwart advises presidency, cautions Okorocha
Atiku is Nigerian –Tanko Yakasai
PDP challenges Buhari to tender his WAEC certificate at tribunal
Alleged anti-party activities: Sokoto APC demands Inuwa’s removal
Nigeria has no business importing fuel –Gowon
DPR seals 3 fuel stations in Oyo
Heritage Bank sends off Chief Compliance Officer, Adeniyi
Invest in technology for quality service, expert urges firms
Protect telecoms’ infrastructure, NCC charges consumers
Oyo Guber: Court orders INEC to allow Adelabu, APC inspect materials
London to host 2019 world para swimming championships
AFCON 2019: Eagles to camp in Egypt
Heineken UCL Tour: Puyol lands in Nigeria
`Aso-ebi’: Gate Pass to Social Gatherings
Pornographic films, others worth N2.5b seized by Censors Board
Cashless policy
A cry of pain for Zamfara
Atiku: Who is a Nigerian?
Chibok… And the killings everywhere
Nyesom Wike: Inevitably bound to win
Selective dementia
A cry of pain for Zamfara
Appreciating Ugwuanyi’s post-election giant strides
Troubling north west axis and a sick nation
IDPs camp and emergency management in Lagos
Anambra community tackles firm over land
When Umunze college celebrated first indigenous provost

UTME: JAMB arrests 50 ‘professional examination writers’
UBEC initiates new programme for basic education system
60-year-old man among 1,500 matriculating students in NOCEN
Resuscitate school sports competition, educationist tell FG

Extra-judicial killing: Affected officers to face prosecution, IGP vows
el-Rufai reshuffles cabinet, appoints new finance commissioner,…
Post-election crisis: Bauchi women, children threaten to embark on…
Election tribunal: Buhari must tender his WAEC certificate, PDP…
NUC processing 303 applications for more private varsities ― Rasheed
South West youths rally support for Lawan, Gbajabiamila
Kawu, others to appear in Court over N2.5bn fraud ― ICPC
Ebonyi loses over 100 trucks of lead daily ― Gov Umahi
JUST IN: Lady commits suicide in Delta
Horror in Bayelsa as jealous lover shoots girlfriend in the face
Police arraign 45-year-old woman over assault of senior wife
Court remands 2 friends for allegedly gang raping 19-year old girl
School teacher bitten to death by mysterious snake in Kwara
Internet users in Nigeria hit 114.7m in February ― NCC
Fuel scarcity: 18 ships arrive Nigeria’s port with 357, 396…
FG has no plan to remove fuel subsidy now ― Finance Minister, Ahmed
FG seeks AfDB’s intervention on ICT infrastructure
Atiku, his citizenship and electoral battle
Conducting elections without electronic voting is archaic —Wunmi…
Obaseki and the hurdles to a second term
NGO, BASG committed to uninterrupted drugs delivery in health facilities
Burna Boy storms Coachella in Kenneth Ize’s woven design
`Aso-ebi’: Gate pass to social gatherings
Mr Eazi delivers thrilling performance at Coachella
Nigeria’s Famuyiwa to direct upcoming ‘Star Wars’ series
LASPOTECH debunks claim of fraudulent examinations
Edwin Clark University matriculates 150, warn against cultism, other…
Fund education to check rising insecurity, redeem Nigeria’s…
JUST IN: Lady commits suicide in Delta
Tragedy as 12-year-old boy commits suicide in Kogi
Court sentences 66-yr-old woman to 5 years in prison for trafficking heroin
Police arraign 45-year-old woman over assault of senior wife
Presidency raises concern over misrepresentation of N42bn SEZ plans
Internet users in Nigeria hit 114.7m in February ― NCC
Fuel scarcity: 18 ships arrive Nigeria’s port with 357, 396 metric tonnes of petrol
BREAKING: Fire razes famous Notre Dame Cathedral in France
Military arrests former govt members as Sudan crisis continues
Ecuador’s president says Assange tried to use its embassy to spy

INEC Battles 557 Court Cases Over 2019 Polls
Onnoghen: CCT Fixes Judgment For
Extrajudicial Killings: IGP Reads Riot Act To Policemen
Puyol Arrives Nigeria Today On 3-day Tour
YSFON Wields Big Stick As Arewa Youth FC Win Nimrod’s Cup
We’re Suffering, Nigerian Basketball Players Cry Out
Edo Speaker Commends Judiciary Over Appeal Court Judgment
Speakership: Bago Campaign Team Rebuff Reports On APC Adopting Gbajabiamila
Edo 2020: Group, Senator Obende Galvanise Support For Obaseki/Shaibu Re-Election
INEC Reschedules Stakeholders Meeting On Ajeromi-Ifelodun Supplementary Poll
9th Assembly Leadership: ‘APC Members Consulting With Opposition Is Democratic ’- National Publicity Secretary
Facebook To Train Users
Google To Train 30,000 Africans On ICT Certifications
Uber Generates $11bn Full Year Revenue
Infinix Develops Smart Power Management System
N24trn Debt: NLC Urges FG To Borrow With Caution
YSFON Wields Big Stick As Arewa Youth FC Win Nimrod’s Cup
Dalung Hails Table Tennis Stars, Golden Eaglets
AFCON 2019: The Draws And Super Eagles
I Never Planned To Be A Comedian – MC Bob Anasi
Harnessing Nigeria’s Forest Resources
Affordable Housing For All
Gender Mainstreaming In Policy And Practice For The Media
PMB’s Records Of Good Governance Unmatched –GOGAN
Job Loss: Nigerians Turn To N8.74trn Pension Fund For Succour
EDITORIAL: Deaths In The Diaspora
Citizens Expectation For The Next 4 Years
Extrajudicial Killings: IGP Reads Riot Act To Policemen
JAMB Arrests Over 50 ‘Professional Examination Writers’
Private Varsities Aiding Academic Corruption – JAMB Registrar
US Denounces ‘Coercion’ As China Conducts Drills Near Taiwan
‘No Deal Brexit Planning Continues’
Sudan Crisis: Protest Leaders Demand End Of ‘Deep State’
Volkswagen Ex-boss Charged Over Emissions Scandal
Russian Priest ‘Exiled’ Over Wife’s ‘Sin’

The Guardian
Buhari silent as Lawan, Ndume claim support
‘Cannes Lion presents great opportunity to tell authentic African story’
NCC tasks telecoms consumers on infrastructure protection
Suspected gunmen attack police checkpoint, cart away rifles in Asaba
Lagos, Ogun plan joint development commission
Cook jailed 14 years for beating brother to death over meat theft
Our plan was to build five export-oriented refineries, says Gowon
PDP condemns INEC’s non-release of electoral materials
IGP talks tough on extra-judicial killings, vows to prosecute culprits
Man United storm Barcelona’s Nou Camp with 4,500 fans
Again, Tiger claws his way out of the woods
Israel Adesanya… a new star is born
No improvement in Nigerian league, says Felix Owolabi
Court renews arrest order against Okocha
Puyol’s team to clash with Okocha as UEFA Champions League Tour lights up Uyo
Imperative of electoral reforms as 736 petitioners go to tribunals
How Buhari may sway leadership of 9th National Assembly
Mocheddah Laments The Hard Life In Nigeria
The new prison decongestion tool
Editorial: The power of visionary leadership
Building collapse: Enough of this political trumpery
Cashless policy
NASS leadership as APC’s sword of Damocles
Nigeria’s 2019 elections: A post-mortem
Operators seek assets securitisation to boost capital formation
Investment consortia proceed to financial bid opening for Afam, YEDC
Mutual fund segment generates N65 billion profit in Q1
‘Plastics are too valuable to be thrown away without second thought’
‘NJC should be abolished’
Legal implications of Zamfara’s political imbroglio
Abia launches mobile courts to try sanitation offenders
Court remands businessman in prison for allegedly dealing on substandard engine oil
Lab scientists decry high burden of diabetes, cardiovascular diseases
Researchers create electronic bandage that helps wounds heal four times faster
Hyacinths cure for blindness
Where will world’s next killer diseases come from?


Two Killed, 3 Hospitalised As Suspected Herdsmen Invade Ekiti Community
Measles Cases Rose By 300% Globally Between January And March — WHO
Akeredolu Budgets N13m For Phone Calls, N500m For Hosting Guests
Udeogaranya To Buhari: Forget Your Defence At Tribunal; Redeem Your Integrity
We’re Still Searching For Remaining Abducted Chibok Girls — COAS
FG Must Pay Attention To Unemployment Statistics — Prof Ikelegbe
My Govt Built Three Refineries —Gowon
Gunmen Kill Police Officer In C-River
Assets Declaration Charge: I Didn’t Confess To Any Crime, Says Onnoghen
Kogi Police Confirm Kidnap Of Man, Wife
The Order Of Things
Nigeria: A Country In The Grip Of Unending Violence
SENATE PRESIDENCY: Borno Elders, Shettima Divided Over Lawan, Ndume
Why Nigerian Varsities Can’t Compete Globally — NUC
Hoarding: DPR Seals Three Filling Stations In Ogbomoso
Hope Rises For Real Estate Investors As Sector’s Growth Potentials Thrive
Ajah Cult Killings: Police Arrest Two Suspects
Extra-judicial killings: Police opt for stun guns
Tender your WAEC certificate if you have any, PDP challenges Buhari
Presidential Tribunal: PDP expresses concern over alleged non-release of electoral materials by INEC
Assets Declaration Charge : I didn’t confess to any crime, says Onnoghen
FG vs Onnoghen: CCT fixes Thursday for judgment
North now land of bandits, says Northern Elders Forum
No removing subsidy, says FG as fuel shortage worsens nationwide
I did not propose 2011 Rules for 9th Assembly inauguration – Enang
It is high time local governments got full autonomy – Egunjobi
A’Court strikes out Ogboru’s candidacy nullification appeal
INEC says won’t disobey court orders on Presidential Election
African Union threatens to suspend Sudan over coup
Eagles to pocket N1.6b if they win 2019 AFCON
Ahmad sacks CAF Secretary-General over whistle-blowing
Thank God we have Ronaldo, says Allegri
How Arsenal edged past 10-man Watford, moved into top four
FCT FA Cup: EFCC, FRSC FC, others qualify for quarter finals
Fresh trouble for Zlatan as artiste accuse him of fraud
Its high time Africans began to value themselves — 2Face
Canadian rapper, Drake, Niniola, spark off dating rumor
Burna Boy storms Coachella in Kenneth Ize’s woven design
FG seeks $1bn World Bank loan for power sector
Breaking: EFCC arrests 7 Lagos ‘Yahoo boys’, seizes 2 cars, 7 laptops, 6 phones
LASU denies allegation, clears air on trending issue
Just in: Internet users hit 114.7m in February – NCC

2019 UTME: JAMB arrests over 50 professional exam writers

2019 UTME: JAMB arrests over 50 professional exam writers

The Joint Admissions and Matriculation Board on Monday said it has uncovered and arrested over 50 ‘Professional Examination Writers’ who specialized in writing examination for candidates for a fee.

The board’s weekly official bulletin, tagged: ‘JAMBULLETIN’, signed by JAMB’s Head, Media and Information, Dr Fabian Benjamin disclosed this in Lagos State.

The News Agency of Nigeria reports that over 1.8 million candidates are expected to sit for the board’s ongoing Unified Tertiary Matriculation Examination that commenced nationwide on Thursday, April 11.

The board said it uncovered a group described as ‘Professional Examination Writers’ who specialises in writing examination for candidates for a fee.

According to the bulletin, as a result of the various intelligence gathering mechanism, the board was able to uncover and arrest over 50 of such fraudulent persons in centres spread across the country.

It noted that some of the suspects were Master’s Degree holders and undergraduates of tertiary institutions in the country.

According to the bulletin, these professional examination writers connived some Computer Based Centre owners to perpetuate the crime by engaging in multiple registrations whereby the fingerprints of the actual candidates and their impersonators are captured side by side.

“The modus operandi of these UTME syndicates was confirmed when one of the kingpins was apprehended recently.

“On interrogation, he confessed to the multiple registrations of his biometrics alongside other several potential candidates preparing to sit for the examination, in exchange for a huge sum of money.

“This development led to the decision of the board to revalidate all biometrics of candidates that have taken the board’s examination in recent times.

“This timely action will enable the board to not only fish out and dismantle this registration cartels and racketeers but also bring them to book along with their collaborators,” it said.

The bulletin added that another startling discovery by the board was the fact that a substantial portion of the UTME application documents, was composed of the bogus registration.

It noted that the unwholesome application had the singular effect of inflating the total statistical data of candidates’ registration that amounted to over 30 per cent of the 1.8 million that registered for the 2019 UTME.

“The board in a bid to live up to its billings has therefore resolved to set machinery in motion to effect the arrest and prosecution of all those involved in the unwholesome act, capable of subverting the sanctity of the entire examination process,” the bulletin said.


Onnoghen knows fate Thursday as CCT fixes date for judgment

CCT fixes Thursday for judgement in Onnoghen’s trial

by Dyepkazah Shibayan

The Code of Conduct Tribunal (CCT) has fixed Thursday for judgement in the case against Walter Onnoghen, suspended chief justice of Nigeria (CJN).

Umar Danladi, CCT chairman, gave the ruling on Monday after the prosecution and defence counsels adopted their written addresses.

Onnoghen is standing trial for six-count charge bordering on false asset declaration.

Umar Danladi, CCT chairman, gave the ruling on Monday after the prosecution and defence adopted their written addresses.

Onnoghen is standing trial for six-count charge bordering on false assets declaration.

Earlier, in his address to the tribunal, Okon Efut, counsel to Onnoghen, said the six counts levelled against his client were contradictory and “mutually exclusive.”

“The first is on failure to declare assets. Count two to six complain of false declaration. It [first count] presupposes the declaration, so false asset declaration cannot arise,” Efut said.

“The counts are contradictory in terms and mutually exclusive. They can’t go together. We urge your lordship to dismiss all six counts.”

On his part, Aliyu Umar, counsel to the federal government, argued that the declaration is false since the embattled justice admitted that he made an omission in his assets forms.

“It is his actions and omission that your lordship will consider if he is guilty of the offence,” he said.

“We urge the tribunal to hold that the prosecution has proved it’s case beyond reasonable doubt.”

After listening to submissions of counsels, the CCT chairman fixed Thursday for judgement on the substantive matter.

Umar also said he would rule on applications that he should recuse himself from the matter and whether the tribunal has jurisdiction to entertain the case.

Credit: TheCable

News Headlines Apr 15, 2019. Headlines From Nigeria’s Major Newspapers

News Headlines Apr 15, 2019. Headlines From Nigeria’s Major Newspapers

Compiled by Demola Adefajo

The Punch
N8.7tn pension fund: PenCom bars PFAs from investing in bonds issued by nine states
Nnamdi Kanu will expose more on Atiku, Buhari – IPOB
Zamfara air strikes: We’re compiling dead civilians’ names, Emirs reply NAF
Cultists on the rampage in Lagos, behead two, kill three others
It’s criminal for states not to remit retirement fund – NLC
Septuagenarian, Ambode’s commissioner battle for choice land
Man arraigned for allegedly defrauding another of N3.38m
Ex-lawmaker faults Atiku’s claim on presidential election
Mother of 20-year-old killed by police cries out for justice
National Assembly leadership: We’ll strike at the right time, says PDP
NEF backs Dangote, knocks northern govs for rising poverty
Insecurity: YCE, Ohanaeze renew calls for restructuring
PDP attacks APC over claim that Atiku is a Cameroonian
IMF’s advice poisonous, say NUPENG, PENGASSAN
No plan to remove fuel subsidy, FG insists
Port dredging: FG explores cheaper options after spending N722bn
Another NAF personnel dies in air accident
APC backs Lawan’s consultations with opposition lawmakers
Worker’s car stolen on National Assembly premises
Command nabs man for allegedly raping niece in Katsina
Police apprehend Channel TV reporter’s kidnappers
Police nab suspected fake lawyer in Osun
Gunmen kill PDP chieftain’s son in Benue
South-East senators-elect demand deputy Senate President’s position
My victory is for Rivers people —Wike
Edo APC commends Obaseki over assembly poll victory
Nigeria’s daily petrol supply hits 56 million litres – PPPRA
Using strategic partnerships for more explosive growth
Protecting your business trade secrets
Salah stunner down Chelsea
Scorpion targets GOtv Boxing star prize
Huesca hold Barca
Woods wins 15th major title
Napoli delay Juve title celebrations
Sterling brace inspires City win at Palace
My friend is jealous of my little success but he carried it too far –Sokoto student whose hands were chopped off by attackers
Truck bearing container swerved and hit our vehicle at the back — Daughter of woman who died after SUV plunged into Ogun river
Without weapons, Niger Delta ex-militants unleash refined energy on farming
We’re left with nothing after Ondo rainstorm – Victims
Protect telecom infrastructure, NCC tells consumers
Tecno launches AI-powered smartphone
Fintechs set sights on digitalising African economy
MTN Nigeria gets CBN recognition
Editorial: PH refinery repair, another misadventure
A professor’s cure for Dangote’s headache
A dissection of the law on Atiku’s citizenship
How banks make free money from govt funds — Ex-CBN gov, Sanusi
The oil sector and its incredible mismanagement

The Nation
APC clears Lawan, others to consult PDP colleagues
Govt, World Bank discuss $1b power sector loan
Revealed: 23 Nigerians on death row
Outcry as police arrest five officers for killing woman
Electricity cable, transformer theft to attract 10-year jail term 1:
Lagos Exchange to trade on forex
Long fuel queues amid IMF’s call for subsidy removal
FRSC: driving against traffic on Lagos-Ibadan highway to attract psychiatric test
Palm Sunday: Clerics counsel Christians on love, unity
Falana, Jukuns raise alarm over unreported killings in Taraba
#BBOG accuses Fed Govt of abandoning Chibok schoolgirls
Inspector declared wanted, five officers arrested for killing woman
‘APC governors, others endorse Lawan, Gbajabiamila’
Petrol Scarcity: NSCDC warns oil marketers in Ekiti
Abe: my 2019 governorship ambition has ended
North under threats of bandits, say Northern elders
Epic Masters victory: Tiger Woods completes miracle comeback
Aviation unions plan showdown with helicopters firm
Supreme Court gets records of appeal by Zamfara Governor-elect, others
‘I’ll restore ALGON’s past glory’
Why Buhari won Nassarawa, by Al-Makura
‘I will build on Al-Makura’s achievements’
Shittu a serial betrayer, dictator, says Oyo APC
NAF destroys bandits logistics store in Zamfara
Appeal Court affirms Agoda as APC candidate for Ethiope federal constituency
Okocha to resolve tax evasion case today
Puyol lands in Nigeria for UEFA Champions League tour
NIGERIA 5-4 TANZANIA: Eaglets win nine-goal thriller
Scorpion eyes N1m cash prize
Adesanya wins UFC Interim Middleweight title
FCV Gladiators Camp opens in Lagos
NNPC, Seplat shop for N253b to develop gas project
FBN Holdings posts N59.7b full-year profit
Changan Motors unveils CS75 SUV
Insurance firms capital base may rise to N15b
IFC, Actis, others to manage over $350b assets
AfDB okays $15m investment for Nigeria’s credit firm
Seven held as task force raids illegal traders
Clearing of drains, road repair begin to avert flood
Ayinke House now 170-bed facility
Man arraigned for ‘stealing’ shoes
Gbajabiamila empowers fish, vegetable farmers
Barber accused of injuring brothers
EstherWhyte bags Teen Actor of the year
Kizz Daniel, Chidinma star in romantic comedy, ‘Love Me’
It’ll be disrespectful for me to do ‘Shaku Shaku’ songs -Jaywon
HIP TV drags Heritage Bank to Court
MC Galaxy, Duncan Mighty for Star concert in Uyo
NET Honours 2019 unveils nominees


PDP: APC’s Claim on Atiku’s Cameroonian Citizenship Diversionary
Sahara Energy Commits $600m to Boost Peace in South Sudan
Buhari Weighs Options on Incoming Cabinet
Wants clean slate, may recall only a few current ministers
PDP: APC’s Claim on Atiku’s Cameroonian Citizenship Diversionary
Wins Rivers assembly supplementary election
Leadership Election Mode Divides Senators-elect
FG: No Plan to Remove Fuel Subsidy
Sahara Energy Commits $600m to Boost Peace in South Sudan
Police Arrest Five Officers, Declare Inspector Wanted for Killing Girl in Lagos
40 Ijaw Indigenes Killed in Rivers During 2019 Elections, Dickson Alleges
• Alaibe condoles governor, Bayelsa citizens over killings
JAMB: Candidates with Biometric Issues May Sit for Exams At Board’s Headquarters
Military Bombs Bandits, Police Kill Nine Kidnappers on Abuja- Kaduna Highway
NAF loses airman in parachuting accident
APC Reverses Position, Accepts to Deal with PDP
Kachikwu: ExxonMobil, Other IOCs Not Exiting Nigeria
Kachikwu Acknowledges Falana’s Letter, Silent on Lawyer’s Query over $60bn Oil Revenue Loss
FG Calls for Appropriate Structure to Tackle Drug Issues in West Africa
Shell Delivers N150m Capacity Development Programme for Bonny Youths
Fund Education to Check Rising Insecurity, ASUU Tells FG
Supreme Court Receives Zamfara APC’s Records of Appeal
Stakeholders Seek Genuine Reconciliation in Kogi APC
Tribunal: I ‘m Ready to Serve as Witness to Defend Buhari’s Victory, Says ex-Senator
It’s Decision Day for Onnoghen
Kachikwu: ExxonMobil, Other IOCs Not Exiting Nigeria
Nigeria Spends $1bn Annually on Fish Importation
More Winners to Emerge in UBA Promo
With 2018 Results, Insurance Firms Show Strength
New Mining Exploration Site in Suleja Launched
NGO Organises Mentorship Programme
Masters: Tiger Woods Claims First Major Since 2008
U-17 AFCON: Eaglets Edge Amuneke’s Tanzania 5-4 in Opener
NPFL: Rangers Stun Sunshine in Akure to Lead Group A
Edo Acting Gov Assures Bendel Insurance’s Survival in NPFL
Puyol Expected in Nigeria Today for UEFA Champions League Trophy Tour
EPL: Salah’s Stunning Strike Reclaims Top Spot for Liverpool Again
Tiger Woods Wins Thrilling Masters to Claim First Major Since 2008

Daily Trust
N3.7bn Zuba mass housing ready by August – FG
Water scarcity raises disease fears in states
Improve agriculture to reduce unemployment – Sanusi
Court orders forfeiture of property traced to Diezani
Lagos-Ibadan: Erring drivers to undergo psychiatric test – FRSC
We are tired of empty promises, parents of Chibok girls tell FG
Water scarcity raises disease fears in states
SERAP demands information on security votes
Security has collapsed – Northern elders
Youths pass vote of confidence on Akpabio
Police kill 9 bandits along Kaduna – Abuja road
NASS leadership: Lawan, others can meet opposition — APC
Eaglets edge Tanzania in Africa U-17 Cup of Nations opener
Salah screamer earns Liverpool vital win against Chelsea
Semitoje warns Eagles against complacency in Group B games
FG woos global Investors, says reforms are paying off
Crude oil drilling in the North will boost Nigeria’s reserves – Fawibe
No plans to remove fuel subsidy now – FG
Police Inspector on the run, five arrested over murder
Adulterated engine oil lands MD in trouble
Magodo residents move against incessant fire outbreak
Running for the history books
Anambra’s simple burial bill
Deploying technology to secure Nigeria
IL0 for beginners (I)
4 dead, many injured as rival cults clash in Lagos
Police kill 2 suspected robbers in Delta
…arrest abductors of Channels TV reporter
Editorial: Four Blame Games in Zamfara
Micro pension scheme
A new telecom era started Wednesday, 3 April 2019
LG’S premium living space solutions set to impress at Innofest MEA 2019
Microsoft urges businesses to adopt cloud computing
Edo govt shuts four Chinese companies over dispute with host communities
Indigenous rice millers groan as smuggling intensifies
FEPSAN reads riot act to firms blending adulterated fertiliser
How depletion in natural resources is affecting farming, others
JAMB: Officials nab suspects over examination malpractices
Flooding: FG begins cleaning of Lagos highway drainages, massive road rehabilitation
Climate change: NIRSAL, Ministry to deepen collaboration on emission reduction
Pollution: NESREA heightens enforcement, to seal erring facilities
Foundation wants digitization of corruption judgments

The Sun
FG slashes tuition fees for unity schools
Buhari: We’ll not rest until remaining Chibok girls are back
Northern elders slam Buhari over insecurity
Stranded Serbian vulture flies home from Turkey, celeb
No imminent plan to remove fuel subsidy –FG
Senate president: Lawan free to consult PDP Senate caucus –APC
Ajegunle killing: Police declare Inspector wanted, arrest 5
FG slashes tuition fees for unity schools
Buhari: We’ll not rest until remaining Chibok girls are back
Northern elders slam Buhari over insecurity
Police nab 3 for murder, finger Jpron
NAF fighter jets destroy more bandits stronghold, kill 4 in Zamfara
Police arrest kidnappers of Channels TV reporter in Abuja
Cult clash: 4 killed, 2 arrested in Lagos
African Church removes bishops
Zamfara APC: Supreme Court receives records of appeal
Afenifere, ACF, Ohanaeze have no business with politics –Okunnu
Delta guber: Tribunal orders substituted service on Okowa
Our victory for Rivers people –Wike
APC’s claim on Atiku’s citizenship, diversionary –PDP
Vegetable farming: Exploiting financial benefits of jute leaf
Edo government gets N5bn CBN loan for rice, maize production
FG to partner Netherlands on seed development
NIMASA donates relief materials to natural disasters victims
Haulage operators urge Customs to stop auctioning its trucks
Nyesom Wike: Inevitably bound to win
Selective dementia
Meghan: Truly, the world is now a village
2019: How El- Rufai’s ‘Double Four’ nailed PDP in Kaduna -Waziri
Osinbajo’s crocodile tears in Kigali
Chibok… And the killings everywhere
FG taking steps to block leakages, improve economy, says Udoma
‘Dangote Refinery ‘ll absorb 2000 engineers when operational’
SEC urges collaboration among regulators to enhance financial literacy
Nigeria’s finance minister, 20 others launch new coalition on climate action
Fuel queues return amid NNPC sufficiency claims
TGI set to launch Terra Seasoning Cubes
Tripoli attack: Libya must not slip into another civil war
Over 4,000 Nigerians studying in Ukraine, says Envoy

FG has no plan to remove fuel subsidy now ― Finance Minister, Ahmed
Speakership: APC to unveil zoning arrangement soon ― Onilu
APC’s Cameroonian citizenship claims against Atiku reckless,…
Tiv/Jukun crisis: Benue, Taraba hold emergency meeting Monday
Fire razes 35 shops in Kurmin Yan-nama market, Kano
Fund education to check rising insecurity, redeem Nigeria’s future, ASUU tells FG
NAF loses airman in parachuting accident in Kaduna
Review our pensions upwards, pensioners plead with governors, governors-elect
The kidnap of Nigeria
Church needs to be humble, says Pope on Palm Sunday
Stratolaunch: World largest airplane takes flight
Obaseki and the hurdles to a second term
A nation battling internal strife
Kebbi recruits 2,000 teachers, decries influx of children from Benin, Niger
OYSCATECH joins list of beneficiaries of TETFund

Why We Can’t Remove Fuel Subsidy Now – FG
NASS Leadership: We Are Not Opposed To Lobbying PDP Senators – APC
There’s Hope For Chibok Girls’ Return – President
Group Urges FG To Protect Rights Of Mining Communities
Philippines Confirms Death Of Islamist Group Leader
NGO Organises Free Training For 380 Women In Abuja, Jos
‘Why Deputy Senate Presidency May Elude South East’
Abe To Oshiomhole: Stop Promoting Illegality In Rivers APC
Amosun Played God With APM, Says Ex-Ogun Speaker
Will el-Rufai’s Re-election End Insecurity, Disunity In Kaduna?
Atiku: APC’s Cameroonian Citizenship Claim, Diversionary – PDP
NAICOM Orders Insurance Firms To Train Directors On IFRS 9
East-West Gas Pipeline: NNPC Commends Oilserv
Aviation Union Issues 7-Day Ultimatum To NiMET
UK Eke: Accolade For A Renown Banker
Dangote Group: Adding Value To Nigeria’s Economic Growth
U-17 AFCON: Golden Eaglets Beat Tanzania In 9-goal Thriller
Salah Returns Liverpool To Top Of EPL Log
Sports Minister Backs Super Eagles For 2019 AFCON Title
NBBF Crisis: Dalung Urges Kida, Umar Factions To Embrace Dialogue
Woods Claims 1st Major Title In 14 Years
EDITORIAL: Challenges Of Securing Nigeria’s Vast Borders
Re: Kebbi Residents Lament One Week Blackout
Dabiri -Erewa And The UAE Robbery: Matters Arising
What North-East Pensioners Need From Governors-elect
Defining The Role Of A State Chief Operating Officer
Police Launch Manhunt For Killers Of Policemen, Monarch
Police Kill 9 Bandits On Abuja-Kaduna Road
C/River Suspends 4 Health Workers For Manhandling Pregnant Woman
NOUN Unveils Centre For African Studies
ASUU Blames Rising Insecurity On Poor Funding Of Education
‘Nasarawa Govt Expends N12m Quarterly On Public Schools’
Nigeria Has 10m Out-of-school Children – FG

The Guardian
No plan to remove fuel subsidy now, FG insists
Govs Ortom, Ishaku abroad as Taraba, Benue burn
Banks’ soaring profits and customers’ losses, ignorance
Stakeholders seek genuine reconciliation in Kogi State APC
17 more detained over China blast that killed 78
Officers involved in Ajegunle shooting spree arrested, inspector declared wanted
Four persons beheaded in Lagos cult clash
Edo Assembly’s total victory a referendum, says APC
Atiku’s server story designed to confuse judiciary, says Arise
All Hail The Tiger…Woods wins fifth Masters title 14 years after
At NBBF AGM, Kida regrets crisis in federation, calls for cooperation
LSGA, FIG collaborate to develop gymnastics in Lagos
Erico, Dosu disagree with Rohr over Nigerian goalkeepers
Eagles will not underrate any opponent in Egypt, says Amapakabo
Nigeria reclaims boys’ singles title at ITTF African Junior/ Cadet Championship
Internal crisis threatens APC’s victory in Zamfara
Echoes of demand for restructuring at ARG retreat in Ekiti
Why 52% is enough to create change Editorial: Review status of under-performing parties
Marriage and allied matters
Awolowo, WNTV and the barbarians
Nigeria’s heroine in captivity: Let Leah go
How women-led businesses can transform Africa
Nigeria’s recurring budget intrigues and unending development woes
‘Risk managers must be alert to identify new risks in banking sector’
Index falls further as investors look for economic direction
FCMB organises free training, tasks SMEs on economy


Imo Election: Army Hands Over 115 Suspects To Police
Obaseki Not Stingy, Says Chief Of Staff
Lagos Assembly: Amuwo-Odofin Residents Lament Absence Of PDP
Disarm Killer Herdsmen In Ndokwa Land, USIL Tells FG
Cameroonian Citizenship: APC’s Claim Diversionary —PDP
2020: Edo APC Passes Vote Of Confidence On Obaseki
9th NASS: APC Not Opposed To Lobbying PDP Senators, Reps
Buhari, Atiku Non-Nigerians — IPOB
MTN Still In The Process Of Becoming Public Liability Company – SEC
Ninth NASS Leadership : APC’s Strategy To Check PDP
Death In NSCDC Custody: Human Rights Lawyer In Ondo Drags Command To Court
Election Rigging Worse Than Stealing Billions — Onaiyekan
AFCON Pitches Rohr Against In-Laws
AACN Woos International Investors, Showcases Opportunity In Capital Market
NSE To Leverage Alternative Platforms For Capital Raise
Canvasses Independence Of Central Bank For Accountability Of Policies
Atiku Pays Tribute To Late Justice Mamman Nasir
North now land of bandits, says Northern Elders Forum
No removing subsidy, says FG as fuel shortage worsens nationwide
How Nigeria can catch up with US, China – Ikokwu
Breaking: No plan to remove subsidy now, FG insists
Atiku, PDP, Ozekhome, others blast APC over argument at Presidential election tribunal
We’ll miss lone PDP member in Lagos Assembly — FESTAC residents
White House denies Trump inciting violence against Muslim lawmaker
AFCON pitches Rohr against in-laws
AFCON Draw: Guinea Captain tips Eagles as group favourites
We ‘ll approach every game like a cup final – Moses
AFCON draw: Madagascar newspaper dismisses Eagles’ threat
Okumagba to lead 200 Super Eagles supporters to Egypt
Shaibu, Ogie celebrate with Enogie of Egbaen on daughter’s wedding
‘Shazam!’ holds off newcomers to top box office again
Models must not engage in illegal activities…. Queen Moremi
MTN still in the process of becoming public liability company – SEC
Man arrested for producing adulterated drinks blames hardship
OAU Muslims graduates performs free surgery for 45 patients
Kajuru killings: An eye for an eye
ZONING CONTROVERSY: No going back on plans to produce Senate President, House Speaker