News Headlines Dec 15, 2018. Headlines From Nigeria’s Major Newspapers

News Headlines Dec 15, 2018. Headlines From Nigeria’s Major Newspapers

Compiled by Demola Adefajo

The Punch
2019 elections: US says violence looms in Nigeria
Economy still in bad shape, Buhari tells 36 governors
Court sacks Donald Duke as SDP’s presidential candidate, declares Jerry Gana
Akpabio’s wife causes stir at airport as Aisha Buhari visits A’Ibom
Atiku’s promise to restructure Nigeria in six months, sign of autocracy –Oluwajana, APC chieftain
CJN seeks affordable arbitration fees for Nigerians
N’East: VSF disburses N510m, donates aids to schools
Court adjourns ruling in PEFMB members case against PENGASSAN
2019: Lagosians don’t want one-man state – Agbaje
PDP’ll run responsible government in 2019, aspirant says
Military suspends UNICEF activities in North-East
CAN ends probe into N40m Buhari transport fare, dissolves elders’ forum
APC, PDP disagree over readiness for 2019 elections
Osinbajo, Obi, others differ over economy, subsidy regime
Over 100 cult members in police custody, says Ortom
NSCDC assaults two journalists in Nasarawa
Taraba govt to build smaller electricity dams
UN decries poor access to finance for women
Army buries 19 soldiers killed in Metele attack
Man kidnaps ex-boss for accusing him of stealing, demands N1m ransom
I stayed with policeman’s corpse for 10 hours after killing him – Traditional ruler
Man slashes wife’s head over infidelity allegation
Police arrest ex-LG boss for allegedly raping 15-year-old girl
Troops kill eight bandits in Zamfara, Sokoto
72 FRSC officers killed on duty in four states
Court dismisses fresh suit against installation of Ondo market leader
Police arrest notorious robber, recover arms in Bayelsa
2019: NWC members may work for Amosun, Okorocha, others’ preferred candidates
Tinubu can’t succeed in campaigning for Buhari again in 2019 – Prof Oyebode
Override Buhari on Electoral Act, IYC urges NASS
Impunity in APC made me join AA, not Okorocha – Nwosu, governor’s son-in-law
Rivers’ll resist attempt to rig 2019 polls – Wike
Apapa gridlock: Residents issue 21-day ultimatum to FG
FIRS shuts NDPHC, others over tax debt
Nigeria recorded $4.54bn balance of payments deficit in Q3
Higher food prices push inflation to 11.28% – NBS
Cabin pressure loss disrupts Air Peace flight
Customs seizes N591m worth of contraband
Obasanjo’s intervention saved Abuja from getting worse than Lagos –Makinde, former NITP President
Some of my best ideas come to me when I’m at the spa –Busari
I can never forget the day I lost my right eye –Prof Mangvwat, former UNIJOS VC
Klitschko eyes return, targets rematch against Joshua
CAF awards: Musa shunned, Iwobi makes final shortlist
Senegal beat Nigeria 6-1,claim fifth Beach Soccer AFCON title
Salah retains BBC African Footballer of the Year award
Leave NSF for local athletes, Oyiki tells overseas-based stars
Senegal hold on to CAF beach soccer title as Supersand Eagles lose 1-6
Buhari okays 65-year retirement age for teachers, says Minister
Govt agencies must supply books to national library – Education minister
Ekiti vocational schools get $3m World Bank grant
Kano’s out-of-school children population hits 3 million
Nigerian doctors almost cut off my leg –KC Ejelonu
People say gospel artistes’ gifts are from God, underpay us –Temitayo Irawo
Being crippled for two years affected my career – Femi Branch
My special effects scare me at night –HakeemEffect
I lost a lot of friends after God blessed me –Kelly Anthony
Kanye reignites feud with Drake, gets Kim’s backing
I should have died instead of my children
FG’s TraderMoni scheme enmeshed in Fraud allegations, illegal deductions
Beating us every night was a form of entertainment for our abductors – 60-year-old kidnap victim
Herdsmen crisis: Pain, anger of orphans in IDP camps
That murderous rage…
Reasons why you should become a secondary virgin this Christmas!
Some ways to shower others with love this Christmas
Six reasons some women slide into early menopause
What would you do if you found out your partner set you up to test your fidelity?

The Nation

Tinubu never imposed Adelabu on me, Ajimobi insists
Ex-bank MD bags 19 years for N29m fraud
Police uncover illegal drug factory in Lagos
Electoral Bill: APC, PDP in verbal war
Osinbajo, Obi trade tackles at VP debate
States to access World Bank’s $750m loan, grant soon — FG
Stop blame game, focus on development, Osinbajo tells governors
The kidnap that nailed us
N5m alleged bribe: Justice Ofili-Ajumogobia slumps in court
Electoral Bill: PLOT to override Buhari’s veto thickens
‘Dangerous loaves’ (2) POISONOUS MOULDS IN AGEGE BREAD
PDP won’t lose sleep over Atiku’s US visa row, say party chieftains
Buhari to govs: economy in bad shape, tighten your belts
Your threat is empty, Oyo APC replies Shittu
How to take care of workers’ welfare, by expert
CAF AWARDS: Iwobi, Oshoala, Ndidi lead Nigeria’s charge
Flying Eagles draw Niger, South Africa, Burundi
Nominees in Full
Cross River government urged to invest more in sports
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
APC plots to rig election, PDP alleges
2019: Buhari must be defeated, says Jerry Gana
Edo pays workers’ December salary
Three Crowns Mom of the Year winners jet off to Dubai on all-expense paid trip
Air Peace apologies to passengers over flight disruptions
BEDC dispels licence withdrawal rumour
‘How I deal with teases, sexual advancements from men’
ZUMA ’18: Filmmaker Femi Odugbemi bags Lifetime Achievement Award
Stephanie Linus signs skin products contract
‘Infringement on patients’ rights may ruin your career’
How to check rot in state teaching hospitals, by NMA chief, others
Man, 69, blind, homeless cries for help
Of Obasanjo and a wind-operated mind
Presidency, Obasanjo: the unending 2019 wars
Police uncover ‘illegal’ drug factory in Lagos
Police arrest suspected armed robber, cultists in Bayelsa
Scarcity of LAKE Rice hits Lagos markets
120 suspected cultists, hoodlums arrested in Epe
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

ThisDay

Afenifere, Ango Abdullahi Back Lawmakers’ Move to Return Nigeria to Parliamentary System
Military Suspends UNICEF Operations in Northeast, Accuses UN Agency of Espionage
Alleged N2.5bn Fraud: Court Orders ICPC to Unfreeze Pinnacle’s Account
Army Recalls UNICEF Shortly after Suspension for Alleged Espionage
Court Orders ICPC to Unfreeze Pinnacle’s Account over Alleged N2.5bn Frau
Clear Trucks from Apapa or We Block All Port Entrances, Residents Threaten FG
Ex-FHC Judge, Ofili-Ajumogobia Collapses in Court, Rushed to Hospital
Boko Haram: Cowardice Caused Death of Soldiers in Metele, Says New Theatre Commander
PDP Hails Peter Obi’s Performance at Presidential Debate
Again, Wike Tasks INEC, Police on Credible Polls
APC, PDP Trade Accusations on Plots to Rig 2019 Polls
World Bank’s $495m Irrigation Funds Will Improve Nigeria’s Economy, Says FG
Editi Effiong Takes Banky W, Adesuwa, KOK, Akin Lewis ‘Up North’
APC Peace Moves Fail in Ogun as Amosun’s Allies Insist They were Cheated
DataDot, Stallion Motors Deploy Device to Halt Vehicle, Asset Theft
No Evidence of Reported FG’s Projects in N’Delta, Insists Ijaw Group
Abia ‘Arm-twisted’ to Pay Ghost Workers’ in LGs, Says Commissioner
Re: Sokoto PDP Flag Off: Gainers, Losers
Honour For Yakubu Gobir
Omosode Igbinedion’s Ambition On Tenterhooks
Pastor Adeboye’s Charitable HeartKogi SDP Senatorial Candidate Seeks Arrest of APC Candidate, LG Bosses
DataDot, Stallion Motors Deploy Device to Halt Vehicle, Asset Theft
NGO Honours Humanitarian Actors
Broll Nigeria Distributes Safe Delivery Kits to Expecting Mothers
Coca-Cola Bags Award at SERAs 2018
Travel Firm Announces Expansion Move
Union Bank Organises Capacity Building Programme for SMEs
Editi Effiong Takes Banky W, Adesuwa, KOK, Akin Lewis ‘Up North’
ICPC/DSO: INTERROGATING THE INVESTIGATOR
Toyin Abraham, Rita Dominic, Others Praise ‘Heaven On My Mind’
Thirty Nine Years After, Charly Boy Marries in Church
Chidinma Aaron’s Victory
Psalms David : I See Music Like Fashion
EDITORIAL: A MANIFESTO I NEVER WROTE

The Sun
2019: Obasanjo, IBB right to lead battle against Buhari – Gen. Temlong
Vice Presidential debate: Osinbajo, Obi, others trade blame over state of the nation
Metele: Tears flow as army buries 19 soldiers
Why my baby Daddy and I are not compatible – Linda Ikeji
ACF members are touts, job seekers – Prof. Ango Abdullahi
2019: What Buhari, Atiku must do – Gen Jemibewon
Time to ban retired military officers from politics – Admiral Ayinla, Ex-Naval Chief
Let Igbo produce next IGP, group tells Buhari
Fail Staff College courses fall out – Customs CG tells officers
Buhari told us economy’s in bad shape – Gov Yari
Outrage as suspected assassins murder retired DCP, wife in Imo
Politics
APC governors ‘ll deliver Buhari, party in 2019 — Lalong
What govt should do to make housing affordable
$12m LPG plant ready 2019, says operator
Why most SMEs cannot access funds – Ubiji, NASME boss
Nadal to join Federer in 2019 Laver Cup
Squash federation gets new constitution
I’m overwhelmed by my victory-Chidinma Aaron, Miss Nigeria
Nycco now Black Colt Ambassador
Behold Uche Ogbodo, Vadang brand ambassador
The menace called Aso Ebi
Air Peace reports loss of pressure on Lagos-Enugu flight
Court sacking: We’ll appeal judgement – Duke
BREAKING: Military suspends UNICEF from Borno
Alleged N2.5bn fraud: Court orders ICPC to unfreeze Pinnacle’s account
Afreximbank inaugurates $1bn programme to promote Nigeria’s Intra-African Trade
Inside the world of single mothers
Okowa’s wife harps on mindset change for teachers
Wilfred Ukpong returns with Blazing Century
Toasty beer carnival ignites Yuletide buzz at Eko Hotels
How we promote Africa’s tourism – Adeyemo, IWA publisher
Being a Mum: Ways to tame your toddler’s tantrums
How to prevent your kids from becoming gadget addicts
My wedding’ll surprise many – Belinda Effah
How journalists can improve on their use of English – Prof. Adeleke Adelekan Fakoya
Metele: Tears flow as army buries 19 soldiers
Art masters unveil Bloom 1 at Alexis
Buhari told us economy’s in bad shape – Gov Yari

Daily Trust
Armed Forces Special Force: The inside story
How Lagos guber candidates are shaping up for battle
‘Convergence’ of 400 youths to ‘kick out’ older politicians
Military suspends UNICEF activities in North-East
Malnutrition tales unsettle Nasarawa
Why elephants are ‘invading’ Ogun, Lagos communities
‘Aishatu Jibril Dukku, more of a disciplinarian than pampering mum’
Buhari’s refusal to sign Electoral Act: What Nigerians think
What it’s like being non-Hausa in Kannywood – Esther Smart
Armed Forces Special Force: The inside story
How Lagos guber candidates are shaping up for battle
‘Convergence’ of 400 youths to ‘kick out’ older politicians
Buhari to Govs: Economy in bad shape, tighten your belts
Ogun 2019: I won’t run irresponsible, one-sided govt – Isiaka
Electoral Act: PDP contracted Russian agents to hack into INEC server — APC
Lobi, Rangers chase elusive continental glory for Nigeria
Funke Oshonaike: Old tables, slippery floor behind my loss at Sports Festival
Japan leave Kagawa, Okazaki out of 2019 Asian Cup squad
Aviation workers threaten to disrupt elections, shutdown airport over owed allowances
TSA transaction value hits N13.53trn — CBN
Power generation rises, TCN transmits 116,659.8 mw in November
Orphans in Kuje cry out for scholarships
FCT IPAC inaugurates new executives
NGOs call for commitment to end sexual, gender-based violence
Martin Luther Agwai: The peace loving General @ 70
A look into Nigerians’ assessments of Buhari administration
`Miracle’ baby survives Ebola outbreak in Congo
Metele: Army buries 19 soldiers
Army release more postings, appointments of senior officers
Customs impound 5 bullet-proof cars, others
Editorial: War against substance abuseEU, Oxfam, DEC partner Taraba State on food security, rural development
In Sokoto, it’s income boom for onion farmers
Mathematical Sciences: Over 60 students get Olympiad Award
Grammy Award-winning singer Nancy Wilson dies at 81
How I juggle rap music, bag making to create a brand
Comedian, MC Walter seeks funding for industry
NESREA forum explores waste to wealth, environmental governance
Melting of Greenland’s ice sheet has ‘gone into overdrive’
Unilever gives N18m grant for waste management

The Guardian

Nigerian Army accuses UNICEF of sabotaging war against insurgents
PENGASSAN urges government to ensure resolution of minimum wage imbroglio
12 home entertaining tips for the season
Stop attacking Afenifere over its choice of presidential candidate’
Day of honour for Arthur Eze as Ndigbo, South East governors converge in Lagos
Urhobo College honours White House Boss, others
Retirees applaud Buhari on contributory pension scheme
Justice Ofili-Ajumogobia slumps in court
13 years after, Supreme Court affirms Nwaukoni as Iyasei of Ogwashi-Uku
Man United not built on my image, says Mourinho
75 players for OTrafford PSA Satellite Squash Tournament In Lagos
Open letter to sports constituency
Canelo’s Madison Square Garden debuts on DStv
Kanu’s visit excites patients at LASUTH
At Oduduwa School novelty match, old students task government on care for athletes
No limit to opposition’s absurdity, says Lai Mohammed
Court sacks Donald Duke as SDP presidential candidate
INEC tasks traditional, religious leaders on PVCs collection

Vanguard

Founder, Flying Doctors Pens Book On Healthcare Improvement In Nigeria
Coming Home
Oshoala Inches Close To Record Third Straight CAF Player Of The Year Award
Klitschko Targets Rematch With Anthony Joshua
O Trafford Squash Club Debuts With PSA Closed Satellite Tourney
Nigeria Football At Crossroads
U-20 AFCON: Flying Eagles Draw Niger, Burundi, S/Africa In Group A
DON JAZZY: Between The Music Producer And The ‘Business’ Man
2019: Don’t Take Side In Buhari Vs Atiku Contest, Northern Youths Caution Elders
2019: Atiku’s Not Alternative To Buhari’s Incompetence – Junaid Mohammed
DISCOs Vs Consumers
We’re Cultists, Not Armed Robbers — Suspects Beg Police
Why Buhari, World Leaders Should Care About Togo
Electoral Act: PDP Wanted To Use Russian Agents To Hack Into INEC Server — APC
Why Party Primaries Lack Credibility — INEC
Husbands Who Think Nothing Of Grazing Nearer Home
2019 Elections: PDP Putting Lives Of Our Staff At Risk – INEC
Igbo, most marginalised ethnic group in Nigeria —Nwodo

Buhari meets with governors, says Nigeria’s economy in bad shape

Peter Obi battles Osinbajo at first TV debate

Jerry Gana displaces Donald Duke as SDP presidential flag bearer
Buhari, governors meet in Aso Rock
Electoral Act: Buhari crying more than the bereaved

Klitschko targets rematch with Anthony Joshua

U-20 AFCON: Flying Eagles draw Niger, Burundi, S/Africa in Group A

It’s wrong to assume actresses are prostitutes – Joke Lawal

Daddy Showkey, Burna Boy, others for GOtv Boxing night 17

“Looking for Love Naija” hits TV screens

OAP Honeypot says goodbye to Max F
Scarcity of LAKE Rice hits Lagos markets
Policy consistency crucial for foreign investment – Devakumar Edwin

Leadership

Economy: Tough Times Ahead, PMB Tells Govs
TSA Transaction Value Hit N13.53trn In 2017 – CBN
Post-Primary Crisis: APC Aspirants Set Conditions For Peace
Donnie McClurkin Involved In Ghastly Accident; Says He Was Saved By Two Angels
`You Fail Staff College Courses Thrice, You End Your Career’, Says C-G Customs
2019 Poll: US Warns Against Violence In Nigeria
Oil Communities Must Benefit From 13% Derivation Fund, PMB Insist
We Are Consulting On Africa Continental Free Trade Agreement- Osinbajo
Nigeria Suffered Major Infrastructural Deficite In PDP`S 16 Years Of Rule– Osinbajo
Sowore’s Supporters Protest Exclusion At Debate Venue
Chile To Host 2019 UN Climate Conference
11 Die, 90 Fall Sick After Eating Temple Food, Report
Umahi Sacks Ebonyi Broadcasting Corporation Board Chairman
2019: Five Candidates Partake In VP Debate
PM: Australia Recognizes West Jerusalem As Capital Of Israel
Ebonyi Govt. Donates Laptops To 10 Journalists
Oil Communities Must Benefit From 13% Derivation Fund, PMB Insist
We Are Consulting On Africa Continental Free Trade Agreement- Osinbajo
Nigeria Suffered Major Infrastructural Deficite In PDP`S 16 Years Of Rule– Osinbajo
Sowore’s Supporters Protest Exclusion At Debate Venue
Disconnection: Kaduna Electric Seeks Zazzau Emir’s Support
FG Committed To Better Power Distribution – Fashola
PTDF Plans Establishing Research Laboratories In-country
Firm Unveils New Brand Identity
2019: North In Dilemma Over PMB, Atiku
oAnxiety Over APC, PDP Battle For C/River Gov Seat
2019 Debate: Osinbajo, Obi Exchange Jabs Over Corruption War, Economy Others
2019: Revisiting Taraba APC Primaries And The Fight Withi
Bobby Brown Leads New Edition To Nigeria
Joke Silva, Toyin Abraham, Others In ‘2 Weeks In Lagos ‘
When Small Doctor Shut Down Agege Stadium
FG And ASUU Must Find A Middle Ground
Rituals, Corruption And Politics
2019: Five Candidates Partake In VP Debate
Ebonyi Govt. Donates Laptops To 10 JournalistsUnfulfilled Dreams: Malnutrition Claims More Infants In Nasarawa
NDLEA Arraigns NAHCO Staff For Aiding Hard Drug Shipment
14 Arraigned For allegedly Trading In Money

New Telegraph

2019: Buhari tasks Nigerians on tolerance
JUST IN: EFCC slams money laundering charges against Tunde Ayeni
Senator Obiora has no criminal case – Police
Abuse of 15-yr-old girl: Friends, Ayade’s aides, politicians move to save ex-commissioner
Six-year-old chess prodigy: I want to train my brother to be as good as I am SEYI HUNTER: Most women would cheat if they’re not sexually satisfied
Fake Drugs: I supply my products to Onitsha market, says principal suspect CUPP: A coalition divided against itself
AY, Yemi Solade, others shine at 10th BON Awards 2018
Lack of love, backstabbing tear Nollywood apart
NIGERIAN LIBRARIES IN DECREPIT STATE DESPITE N17BN CONTRACT
Court sacks Donald Duke, declares Jerry Gana SDP presidential candidate
SUKHM PANNU: I Heard Things About Nigeria But I Need To Have My Own ExperienceS
APC, Kashamu in secret deal over Ogun guber
States to access World Bank’s $750m loan
Kalu denies buying Uche Ogah’s property, accuses PDP of low-life campaign
APC: PDP Dubai meeting to destabilise the country MORE NATIONAL NEWS
Cult member: I got a gun to avenge my friend’s murder, burning of my house
Over 11,000 women, youths empowered as Aisha Buhari visits Akwa Ibom
Kaduna FRSC loses 72 officers on duty
Wife of LG boss distributes school materials
Torture: Lagos police command investigates officer
Buhari not a dictator like Obasanjo –Shittu
States to access World Bank’s $750m loan
Fresh breath as Asidere’s Playspot gets new space
Supersand Eagles hold firm to World Cup ticket as Senegal rule Africa
Super 8 crisis: Pinnick, NNL Club Owners meeting ends in deadlock
U-20 AFCON: Nigeria draw South Africa, Niger and Burundi
SUKHM PANNU: I Heard Things About Nigeria But I Need To Have My Own ExperienceS
ILAJE/IJAW PEOPLE: We detest life jackets, yet we don’t die in boat mishaps
Toyin Lawani flays abusive mums Herdsman: I abducted my boss for accusing me of stealing cows

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