News Headlines Dec 14, 2018. Headlines From Nigeria’s Major Newspapers

News Headlines Dec 14, 2018. Headlines From Nigeria’s Major Newspapers

Compiled by Demola Adefajo

The Punch
Afenifere, Ohanaeze back 71 Reps’ bill seeking parliamentary govt
I’m glad Senate didn’t confirm me, says Magu
FG not to blame for electricity crisis —Fashola
Court insists Kashamu, others’ expulsion by PDP remains nullified
Buhari writes N’Assembly, says ‘I’ll lay 2019 budget Dec 19’
Banks’ non-performing loans rise to N2.24tn
EFCC, Bet9ja hold anti-corruption marathon
$93.7m fintech: SystemSpecs, South Sudan firm signs MoU
CBN to track, stop bad debtors from further borrowing
FG declares Ikom, Yala LGAs in Cross River open defecation-free
My people can’t come for Christmas because of herdsmen – Anambra lawmaker
Akwa Ibom communities protest alleged neglect by power firm
Police deploy 2,000 personnel in Akwa Ibom to tackle kidnapping, others
Court remands man for alleged cultism in Rivers
Man jailed 15 years for kidnapping
Police reunite mother, daughter after two-year separation
Group donates food, grinding machines to FCT widows
Soldiers rescue abducted Nasarawa Lawmaker
Two Plateau college students still missing nine months after
I’m glad Senate didn’t confirm me, says Magu
Amosun meets APC reconciliation committee
Protest as F-SARS officer kills truck driver in Lagos
Ekweremadu, Lawan disagree over number of APC, PDP senators
Woman in court for assaulting beverage firm’s employee
Four feared killed in Lagos cult clash, families demand justice
Ritualists abduct sleeping mother’s newborn baby
Osun woman arraigned for pouring hot water on pregnant lady
Fuel tanker explodes in Rivers
Court nullifies APGA’s Anambra South senatorial primary
Ezekwesili promises to reduce poverty if elected President
APC accuses PDP of peddling lies on security
BREAKING: SDP scribe, Gabam, becomes Duke’s presidential running mate
Buhari’s withholding of assent to electoral bill in nation’s interest -Ayogu Eze
Banks’ non-performing loans rise to N2.24tn
When to open multiple bank accounts
Refineries will be repaired without govt fund –Kachikwu
Abdusalami makes a case for fewer political parties
Rangers out of Europa League, Eintracht fans run riot at Lazio
Europa League results
Unique Maradona shirt sold for €12,000
Radiohead, Janet Jackson, Cure lead 2019 Rock Hall of Fame class
PHOTOS: Mercy Aigbe, Desmond Elliot, Iyanya, others attend Buhari’s campaign event
2018 Soundcity MVP awards: Tiwa Savage, Yemi Alade, others top nomination list
Femi Kuti celebrates as son graduates from varsity
Beyonce, Hillary Clinton attend wedding of India’s richest daughter
Kevin Hart-Oscars fallout: Award may hold without an MC
Orange juice, leafy greens may cause decreased memory loss
Cybercrime, culture and mental health
Scientists to test vaccine made to fight epidemics
JUST IN: Sweden freezes support to UNAIDS until leader removed
Apple to build $1bn campus in Texas
Glo’s iWAN connects NNPC’s 139 operations
Editorial: 2019 polls: Demanding sea change in education
Governance takeaways from the upheaval in France
Angry Obaseki and demonstration farm called Discos
Towards workable university-industry linkage
Who killed them?

The Nation

2019: Buhari’s veto sparks battle of strength in Senate
Minimum wage talks at Villa today
Nigeria signs $1b Intra-Africa trade deal with Afreximbank
Nigeria owes IOCs $5.1b, says NNPC
Senate okays $1 billion cash for Ajaokuta
Insecurity: Kwara APC shelves campaign
‘Intelligence is required most in Boko Haram war’
19 freed as Imo decongests prisons
Oyetola inaugurates committee on Health sector
Seraph youth mega praise holds today
Police arrest five-man robbery gang
President promises adequate reward for party loyalists
LASU will get Faculty of Pharmacy, says Sanwo-Olu
Fayemi honours OAU’s best graduating student
How to check rot in state teaching hospitals, by NMA chief, others
2018 Rugby President Cup final: Cowrie eye revenge over Barewa
Barcelona coaches for Oshoala School Girls Football Clinic
Abu Azeez celebrates 100th beach soccer goal
19th National Sports Festival: Lagos dumps out Delta in squash
19th National Sports Festival: Rivers takes charge of taekwondo
PDP is day dreaming, says Kwara APC chair
‘APC’s victory in by-election was daylight robbbery’
Jibril: Nigeria needs power devolution
Senate okays $1 billion cash for Ajaokuta
N330b fine: MTN pays N165b to NCC
Lalong, farmers seek ways of improving agric yields
ZUMA ’18: Filmmaker Femi Odugbemi, others bag Lifetime Achievement Award
BON Award is foremost pan Nigerian event -Jury
How to check rot in state teaching hospitals, by NMA chief, others
Man, 69, blind, homeless cries for help
Children should not die of preventable deaths (Part 2)
Tenant ‘consumes N1.5m electricity illegally’’
Meat seller charged with secret cult membership
Police probe officer for ‘torturing good samaritan’
Resident seek expansion of Ikotun-Isolo road
WAEC worries over abandoned certificates
Erosion: Calabar community at the edge of the precipice
How photography lifted 10 young Niger Delta women
Navy organises championship to boost officers’ morale
Oil giant Agip celebrates Niger Delta farmers
Rights group advises Fed Govt on renewable energy
11 face court martial at 82 Div, Enugu
‘Thanks for paying our salary arrears’
US-based group gives free health care in Ebonyi
Methodist prelate: Nigeria paying for neglecting youths

22 House Members Move to Return Nigeria to Parliamentary System of Govt
Obasanjo: Don’t Instigate Press War, Fani-Kayode Warns Presidency
WTO Lists Benefits of AfCFTA for Nigeria, Others
Your Loyalty will Be Rewarded in 2019, Buhari Assures Supporters
OPL 245: FG Sues Shell, Eni for $1.1bn
House Members Threaten to Boycott Buhari’s Budget Presentation Wednesday
Magu: I Have Only One House
Buhari Appoints Hassan as New Minister of Environment
PDP, CUPP: INEC Plotting to Create Illegal Polling Centres in Chad, Niger
No diaspora voting in 2019, electoral umpire assures
CAN Denies Endorsing Buhari for Second Term
Onnoghen Orders Appointment of More Judges into Election Petition Tribunal Panels
Nigeria, AFREXIM Sign $1bn Loan Facility for Export Promotion Programme
Ekweremadu, Lawan Disagree over Numbers of APC, PDP Senators
People’s Will Must Prevail in 2019, Buhari Insists
Again, Governors Resolve to Meet Buhari over N30,000 Minimum Wage
FG Has Politicised Security, Says Wike
Towards Paradigm Shift for a Nigeria
That Ken Nnamani Outburst Against PDP
The Choice Before Ndi Imo
In Search of Transformational Leaders
Nosak Supports Drive for Domestic Production
Eczellon Capital Seeks MAN’s Partnership
NSE Recognises Market Operators for Performance, Compliance
Maritime Stakeholders Decry Sector’s Poor Contribution to GDP
Boosting Manpower Development in Aviation
Huge Debts, Recruitment May Push FAAN Into Bankruptcy’
Anthony Nzeako: Propagating Umukabia and the UN Goal For Sustainable Development
Clergy Harps on Unity Among Churches
Sanwo-Olu Makes Surprise Appearance at The Lord Chosen’s Hope for the Needy
Simba Group Endows Female Tricycle Riders
Gerard Bertrand Holds Wine Tasting In Lagos
Dufil Group Carts Away Eight Medals at 2018 ADVAN Awards

Daily Trust

Shopping for the holiday season
Suspected cultist in police net over firearm possession
Tenant bathes landlord’s pregnant wife with hot water
Man, 24, bags 5 years imprisonment for sodomy
Abductors of Benue NARTO officials demand N50m ransom
2019: Sowore protests non-inclusion among presidential debaters
2019: I will tackle poverty headlong if elected president – Ezekwesili
2019: INEC rules out Diaspora voting for IDPs
BREAKING: Process for selection of private investors for refineries concluded – Buhari
Fuel subsidy removal, key issue FG must address – Kachkiwu
BREAKING!!! Reps want Nigeria returned to Parliamentary system
Non-executive director for Chams
Lagos police nab five in-traffic robbers
Yuletide: NAFRC opens new park for kids
Late Vienna goal knocks Rangers out of Europa League
I’ll use technology to tackle insecurity – SDP guber candidate
2019: ‘Why campaign of calumny should stop’
Giroud stunner earns Chelsea late draw at Vidi
FCT, Rivers win beach volleyball gold
Ondo, Plateau advance to volleyball final
Air Peace begins MMA2 operations in January
NGOs call for commitment to end sexual, gender-based violence
Okam indigenes in FCT target N5m to expand community intervention
Martin Luther Agwai: The peace loving General @ 70
2019: Opposition versus state institutions
Three women
A look into Nigerians’ assessments of Buhari administration
Obi, Igbos and the wisdom of the West
Lessons from MA Abubakar’s politics without bitterness
UK Brexit: I won’t lead Tories into election – May
UNITED STATES: US unveils plan to counter Russia, China influence in Africa
SOUTH AFRICA: Zuma ordered to refund the state for his legal fees
Suspected cultist in police net over firearm possession
Man, 24, bags 5 years imprisonment for sodomy
Politics is making Zamfara’s health sector sick (a multimedia presentation)
Editorial: War against substance abuse
SON shuts 7 lubricant shops in Kogi, seizes substandard products
Outsourced UCH staff protest over 30 months salary arrears
FG working on early implementation of new minimum wage — SGF
In Sokoto, it’s income boom for onion farmers
A quick look into turkey farming
Our farmlands have been seized, Kano farmers’ enclave petitions FG
India offers N20m grant to digitize NIIA’s library
Buhari supports 65-year retirement age for teachers – Minister
Poor budget implementation affects Ogun’s education sector
And the devil came calling (II)
Muslim scholars move to fight Islamophobia
Muslim group to pay exam fees for students
Burna Boy, Wande Coal, Daddy Showkey, Teni to thrill fans at GOtv Boxing Night on Dec 28
Jammal ‘White Nigerian’ nominated for Future Awards
Orientation agency partners one Nigerian Reality Project to promote peace
Court restrains Kogi governor, assembly from tampering with CJ

New Telegraph

Buhari: We’re ready to fight oil sabotage in N’Delta
2019: People’s will must prevail – Buhari
INEC, Buhari plotting to Rig with Illegal Polling Centers in Chad, Niger – PDP
General Overseer abducted moments after church service
Ensuring safe motherhood, child delivery
2019: Osinbajo takes campaign to door posts of Lagosians
Reps threaten boycott as Buhari presents 2019 budget Dec 19
LASCOPA raids supermarket, confiscates expired products
Salako-Oyedele: Why we must tackle poverty, illiteracy among women
INSPECTOR HEADS ROBBERY GANG, CHEATS MEMBER of N2.8M: Suspect storms police station, surrenders self to expose crooked SARS officer
Two nabbed while planning abduction
Police arrest five suspected traffic robbers
Wike accuses FG of politising national security
Ensuring safe motherhood, child delivery
Salako-Oyedele: Why we must tackle poverty, illiteracy among women
APC to PDP: Elections’ll not be won on lies
Telecoms input to GDP hits N4.7trn in 9 months
Biafran leader arraigned after three months in detention, remanded
Telecoms input to GDP hits N4.7trn in 9 months
AHCN mulls construction of 37,000 housing units
Ganduje promises better deal for labour
Group tasks FG on increased funding for agriculture
Lawal slams Rohr over tech c’mtte
It’s tough to stop Hazard –Balogun
Osimhen to remain with Charleroi amid interest from Ajax
WAFU Cup: F’Eagles target final slot against Mali
Reekado Banks unveils Banks Music, days after announcing Mavin Records’ exit
Gunmen kidnap Benue NARTO chairman, secretary, demand N50m ransom
Calabar comes alive with traffic lights
Obaseki: Edo to boost agric sector with N5bn
Fayemi, World Bank, others laud Akeredolu on FOWOSO
Duke: We don’t need peace accord for elections
ONSA funds: EFCC prefers 59-count charge against Okupe


Funding Of S-East Devt Commission Worries Ohanaeze
South-East Economy Looks Forward To 2nd Niger Bridge
National Sports Festival: Lagos Loses Cycling Gold
Rural Electrification: Licensing Competition, Expatriate Quota Halt Progress — Experts
Local Content: NCC To Fund Research In Tertiary Institutions
Akeredolu Appoints Interim Chairmen For 18 LGs
Anambra Assembly Passes N157.17bn 2019 Budget
Gridlock: LASG Vows To Enforce Transport Sector Reform Law
Reggae Music As International Cultural Treasure
Subsidy: Reps Summon Finance Minister, NNPC Boss, PPPRA, Others
EFCC Appointments: Ibibio Youths Flay Buhari For Excluding S-South, S-East
Ekiti Gets World Bank’s $3m For Vocational Education
PIB: ‘Buhari Doesn’t Have Positive Plan For Niger- Delta’
Ensure N30,000 New Minimum Wage Kicks-Off Jan, OPS Tasks FG
Jakande At 80: Ex-Gov Remains My Leader — AGBAJE
Zoning Controversy Causes Mass Defection In Anambra APGA
We’re Still Operating In Delta — Shell
I won’t rush action on PIB – Buhari
EFCC slams 59-count money laundering charge against Okupe
Until fuel subsidy is removed, fuel crisis remains imminent – Kachikwu
Anambra South: Court sacks APGA Senatorial candidate, nullifies primary election result
Breaking: Reps threaten to boycott Buhari’s 2019 budget presentation next week
Police contradict self over legality of having sex in car
Nigeria wants its bronze statues back but British wants to loan it to us
Jakande at 80: Ex-gov remains my leader — AGBAJE
No vacancy in Alausa for PDP, others — LPM
2019 polls: Pro-Sanwoolu group holds public awareness
2019: Buhari re-assures int’l community of free, credible, peaceful polls
FG has politicised security —Wike
National Sports Festival: Lagos loses cycling gold
Rangers set to cut Ejaria loose
South Africa in moves to host 2019 Africa Cup of Nations
Unique Maradona shirt sold for 12,000 euros
‘Majority’ back 48-team Qatar World Cup, says Infantino
Radiohead, Janet Jackson, Cure lead 2019 Rock Hall of Fame class
Simi, Falz, Ahmed Musa headline nominees for 2018 The Future Award
FIRS generates N5trn, targets N5.3tr by year end
Libel suit: I have only one house —Magu
35 erring NYSC members sanctioned in Lagos

The Sun
71 Reps seek return to parliamentary govt
2019 budget: Rowdy session as Reps fume
Why Buhari didn’t sign Electoral Bill – Presidency
2019: Yakasai tacitly endorses Atiku for president
SDP replaces Duke’s running mate, Junaid Mohammed, with Shehu Gabam
Electoral Act controversy: I’m not desperate — Buhari
Presidency, Senate fight over 2019 budget
Tanker explosion kills 2 in Rivers
Kogi PDP youths urge Sartaki to swear in Alfa
Court restrains Kogi gov from removing CJ
2019 budget: Rowdy session as Reps fume
2019: It’s time to send PDP packing from Abia – Otti
APC postpones governorship campaign in Kwara over insecurity
Ezekwesili promises poverty reduction, if elected
There may be revolution in 2019 if… – Chris Sodje
Tax receipts now stand at N5tr – FIRS
NSE lists 406.07m SAHCO shares
Fidelity Bank produces new 13 millionnaires in promo
Union Bank shines at Sustainability, Enterprise and Responsibility awards
The high school reunion
Why North should not take the rest of Nigeria for granted
For progress, you need to change the play not the players (1)
Eight tears for the South, eight years for the North and zero years for Nigeria
Idris Kpotum Ibrahim: No! for 2019 elections
Miscellaneous election matters
Crisis looms as Fulani herders, Hausa farmers resumes hostility in Kaduna
Wike: Toast to the people’s governor
Okowa’s wife harps on mindset change for teachers
How possessive lover almost tore me away from family, friends – Pascal Ageh, OAP
An uncommon birthday for an uncommon man
Court restrains Kogi gov from removing CJ
Mbaka and the prophetic burden
This humbling journey through life


Candidates Protest Exclusion From Presidential Debate
Senate Approves $1bn For Completion Of Ajaokuta Steel
Nigeria Crude Oil Production To Hit 2.5mbd In 2019 – Kachikwu
Amosun Shuns Reconciliation Meeting, As Ambode Shettima Urge Submission To APC Supremacy
2019: No Cause For Alarm Over Appeal Court Ruling – Rivers APC
FG Endorses 65 Year Retirement Age For Teachers
Ending Violence Against Women In Nigeria: To What Extent?
How A Doctor Helped Turn Lagos Swamp To Sustainable Trade Zone
Obi, Igbos And The Wisdom Of Yoruba People
Nigerian Women Leading In Poverty – UN
Fashola Inspects Loko-Oweto Bridge
‘The Voice’ Final Four Revealed
K1 Ultimate Cancels Performances After Losing Saxophonist
Juliet Ibrahim, Olamide Headline MTV Base’s ‘Back To The 90s’ Party
9mobile Offers Bonus Data On MiFi Devices
Demi Lovato Tops Google’s List Of Trending Search 2018
Nigerian Women Leading In Poverty – UN
NASCON Launches New Dangote Seasoning Cubes
Negative Sentiment Persists As Stock Market Dips By 0.24%
ICT Sector Contributes N4.7trn To GDP In 9 Months
Glo Offers Customers 400 Games On Mobile App
Experts Express Concerns Over Alleged Insertion Into Reviewed NBC Act
Surrender PVCs In Your Possession Or Face Prosecution, NIS Warns Foreigners ‘Why Kwara APC Guber Campaign Flag-off Was Postponed’
2019: No Cause For Alarm Over Court Ruling – Rivers APC
EDITORIAL: APC Undoing Itself In Ogun, Imo And Zamfara
Liverpool Fan Describing Mo Salah’s Goal To A Blind Supporter Surfaces
2018 Rugby President Cup Final: Barewa RFC To Face Cowrie RFC
Jack De Belin: NRL Player Charged With Sexual Assault
‘The Voice’ Final Four Revealed
Demi Lovato Tops Google’s List Of Trending Search 2018
How A Doctor Helped Turn Lagos Swamp To Sustainable Trade Zone
Obi, Igbos And The Wisdom Of Yoruba People
Drug Abuse Among Youths: Causes And Solutions (2)
Where’s The Devil In The Electoral Bill?
Ending Violence Against Women In Nigeria: To What Extent?
Buratai Charges Troops To End Banditry In Zamfara
Anambra Assembly Approves N157.1bn Budget For 2019
Hate Speech, Fake News Threat To 2019 Elections – Lai Moh’d
Delta Assembly Passes N390.3bn Appropriation Bill
Police Prohibit Offensive Weapons, Destruction Of Billboards During Campaigns
N5bn Suit: No House Was Traced To My Wife – Magu
Obafemi Wins 9mobile Photography Competition
Total Cure For HIV To Be Achieved In 10 Years, Says NACA Boss

The Guardian
Reps begin push for parliamentary system
Nigeria files $1b suit against Shell, Eni in UK
EFCC files 59 charges against Doyin Okupe
Stray bullet kills tanker driver in Lagos
Court bars Kogi government from probing, suspending chief judge, chief registrar
RCCG ends faith summit
Police arraign 51 adherents of Judaism in Umuahia for terrorism, felony
FG lays foundation of gold refinery in Ogun
I have only one house, Magu tells court
Port Harcourt zone emerges winner in intra-command championship
Man United may face Porto or Barca in Champions League knock out stage
Delta clinches 2018 sports festival title, hits 85 gold
Nigerian swim school start-up wins African Entrepreneurship Award grant
How Rivers athlete Itsekiri won 100m gold at Abuja 2018 sports festival
Golfers brace for Copa Cobana tourney in Brazil
Clamour mounts for expansion of candidates in presidential debate
‘It’s disservice to Nigeria if PDP returns to power in 2019’
‘Campaign to free Lagos is quest for democracy’
‘INEC must shun incumbent interest to prevent election violence’
South African Artist Arrested Over Sex ArtWork
Kanye West Calls Out Drake
Donnie McClurkin survives accident four days after Experience concert
December concerts in Lagos: Protect yourself
Editorial: Begin Ogoniland cleanup now!
AFCON’s marketability threatened by hosting turmoil
‘New investments in key sectors to drive Nigeria, Norway trade ties’s
‘Maritime industry has capacity to drive economy’
Experts seek incentives to boost retail investors’ stake in stock market
Volatility persists as stock market plunges further by 0.24%
Improving access to affordable housing by the common man
Our country of supreme evil
Oyedepo’s antithetical gift to Buhari!
Was Abacha a much better national security officer?
NCC moves to order telecom operators to refund illegal deductions from subscribers

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