News Headlines Dec 24, 2018. Headlines From Nigeria’s Major Newspapers

News Headlines Dec 24, 2018. Headlines From Nigeria’s Major Newspapers

Compiled by Demola Adefajo

The Punch
Afenifere, Ohanaeze, PDP knock Osinbajo for wooing Yoruba with 2023 presidency
222 dead as tsunami hits Indonesia
A’Ibom govt stops Buhari from using stadium for campaign
SERAP asks court to stop Dariye’s pay, knocks Saraki
Man refuelling generator sets shops attached to palace ablaze in Lagos
Mechanic absconds with customer’s car worth N2.8m
Court frees teenager arrested in army camouflage
Siblings sue parents, police for placing them under house arrest
Ogun demolition: Mother, six children take refuge in school
Motorcycle rider nabbed for impersonating military officer
CBN needs new strategy on SMEs funding
Task before presidential committee on drugs
The choice before Lagos in 2019
Who’s guilty: Buhari or lawmakers
Tips for safe banking during festive season
Fayemi approves appointments into Odu’a boards
NYSC certificate: IPAC splits over Ogun APC gov candidate
FG hikes cost of resident permit card to $2,000
NHIS crisis: Probe panel submits report today
Months after meeting Buhari, actor Uchemba exposed for fraud
Udom denies Buhari use of stadium for campaign rally
Oshiomhole is just a noise maker – Okorocha
Mechanic absconds with customer’s car worth N2.8m
JUST IN: One killed as assailants attack OAU student’s hostel
Nigeria will survive 2019 election – CAN President
Abiodun names Ogun ex-deputy speaker spokesperson
Restructuring: Dickson hails el-Rufai’s panel, knocks Buhari
Pains as cybercriminals steal bank customers’ savings
Stock market rises slightly, analysts expect more gains
Starting a home-based fish farming
Xmas: Glo assures Nigerians of quality services
Build homes for the aged in LGAs, FG told
Solskjaer’s smile already boosting Man Utd – Young
Joshua doesn’t want Wilder, Fury fights – Lewis
Balogun rues Brighton defeat
Top seeds win OTrafford squash tourney
The first 45 minutes, we were awful, says Gerrard
Leeds go top after stunning fightback at Aston Villa
It’s not true I’ve left my husband –Bose Omotoyossi
Xmas: Glo assures Nigerians of quality services
Kaspersky warns of biometric data leakage in 2019
StarTimes ON introduces data-saving technology
Gaming company deploys technology to boost lottery
Editorial: CBN needs new strategy on SMEs funding
Budget 2019: The blind leading the blind
2019 Budget proposals: Matters arising

The Nation
Row over Osinbajo’s push for Buhari in Southwest
$5.8b Mambilla power project hit by legal crisis
Soyinka: Nigeria’s collective pride severely bruised
IWhy anti-terror war is difficult to win, by Buratai
FAAC payment to states rise by 36%
Strike no threat to 2019 elections, says ASUU president
Bankers Warehouse urges EFCC to release detained $2.8m cash, employees
Osinbajo warns Nigerians against empty promises
Why Buhari can’t use stadium for campaign, by Akwa Ibom Govt
We‘ve made progress in releasing funds to states, says UBEC
2019: ICPC to invoke powers to prosecute vote buyers
SON to importers: stop wasting resources on substandard goods
Boko Haram: Army fighting criminals, informants- Buratai
Panic as woman allegedly vomits cash in Warri
I fear only God not even Buhari – Amosun
Tottenham hits six in Everton demolition
West Africa Golf Tour: Olapade claims fourth title
Inter Milan suspend midfielder Nainggolan for disciplinary reasons
Pogba thanks Mourinho for improving him
Agbaje and ‘freedom fighting’ ambiguity
Ogun 2019: How far can Akinlade go?
‘Why Ekere should succeed Emmanuel’
Hyundai Creta, S-Class, Camry, others win Awards
Buhari praises Unity Bank over Anchor Borrowers’ Programme
Leverage agric to boost economic growth, US envoy urges govt
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Krizbeatz, Ceeboi happy about new joint project
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Residents angry over butchers’ ‘illegal activities’
Commuters moan over high transport fares
Foundation lifts widows, less privileged
Strike: ASUU may not honour further calls by FG — National President
PLASU honours three students for excellence in international competitions

ThisDay

NNPC Subsidiary, 22 Others Owing $49m in Gas Flare Fines, Under-payments
FG to Install Category 3 Landing Systems at Abuja, Lagos Airports
Fire Destroys Property Worth Millions of Naira in Ilorin
OLAMIDE’S ‘POVERTY DIE’ PRAYER AND THE ECONOMY
THE APC IN PANIC MODE
Ministry, Partners ICAN on SMEs’ Support
Unlawful Possession of Firearms Lands Community Leaders in Police Net
FCT–IRS Rakes in N59bn from Tax Collection
NSDC Disburses N3.9bn for Sugar Projects, Decries Smuggling
Lokpobiri Lauds $500m IFAD Investment in Agriculture
Elusive Justice for 38 Retired Army Officers
DEAR SANTA, I’M PART OF THE PROBLEM
NCC’s Approval Rattles Telcos as ATC Exonerates Smile
Unity Bank Receives Award on ABP
IoD Charter Bill Passes Second Reading
Heritage Bank Seeks End to Medical Tourism
SMEDAN Trains 11,000 Artisans, Youths
Mix of Unmet Changes, Political Intrigues, Dashed Hopes
AKWA IBOM 2019: BETWEEN MIGHT AND WILL
Ambode’s Supporters Deny Alliance with PDP, Accord Party
PDP Warns Buhari against Tenure Extension for Inspector General of Police
NSDC Disburses N3.9bn for Sugar Projects, Decries Smuggling
NFF Celebrates Partners, Sponsors and Super Falcons
Olapade Edges Tour Championship
Sodiq, Olatunji Win O’Trafford PSA National Tourney
Boxing: Whyte Knocks out Chisora, Targets Anthony Joshua
Confed Cup: Rangers FC Hit Next Phase after Win over USM
EPL: Kane, Son Rip Everton Apart in Eight-goal Thriller
Favour Umeike Emerges Most Beautiful Model in Nigeria
Bumblebee is the Transformers film everyone has been waiting for
JULIUS AGWU’S CRACK YA RIBS HOLDS IN PORT-HARCOURT ON CHRISTMAS DAY
How Bank Mds Open the Vaults to Fete Staff with Glamorous End of Year Soirees
LATEST EDITORIAL:NIGERIA’S TROUBLED ECONOMY

The Sun

APC trading with 2023 presidency – PDP
ASUU will not suspend strike, union’s president declares
Okorocha bombs Oshiomole: you failed as governor
Archbishop harps on unity, as Muslims, Christians attend Christmas carol in Ogun
Surge as Onitsha markets close for Yuletide Monday
2019: C’River APC unveils 4-year master plan
2019: It’s game over for cabals in politics — Mike Onoja
CUPP a fraud from foundation – Akhimien, GDPN presidential candidate
2019: Why we’re endorsing Gov Ugwuanyi – Obetta, convener, Udeze Forum
APC, PDP have nothing to offer again – Donald Duke
$1bn Afreximbank facility’ll stimulate Nigeria’s export sector – Bello, NEXIM boss
No plans to prosecute multiple account holders — SEC
FG should use solar to support hydropower supply – Emezie, CEO, Emezie Desmat Ventures
Martha: The unsung marketer-in-chief of the Udom-Moses brand (2)
Bleak Christmas in troubled chamber
Heroism and the Nigerian project
Delta, Nigerian sports and Mayweather
Jesus and the “Great Mix”
Mind you, there is life after Christmas
Police investigate fire at Enugu factional APC office
The Sun reporter spends 2 weeks in Kebbi prison over report
ECOWAS protocol aiding rice smuggling into Nigeria – FG
A US varsity wrestler told to cut dreadlocks or forfeit the match
No plans to prosecute multiple account holders — SEC
Police net 3 suspected robbers in Ondo
Richard Akindele: Caught in the web of bait marks and eerie amorous desire
$1bn Afreximbank facility’ll stimulate Nigeria’s export sector – Bello, NEXIM boss
Between rule of law and will of man
Olamide’s ‘poverty die’ prayer for Nigeria’s economy
Gov. Emmanuel, Akwa Ibom and 2019 elections
Of national unity, culture and marriage
2019 Budget: Matters arising
Fear in Anambra community, as kidnappers go on rampage
The Sun awards give Nigerian entrepreneurs confidence – Ikpea
Okorocha challenges Oshiomhole: Publish your achievements as governor
Police investigate fire at Enugu factional APC office
ECOWAS protocol aiding rice smuggling into Nigeria – FG
Police net 3 suspected robbers in Ondo
Archbishop harps on unity, as Muslims, Christians attend Christmas carol in Ogun

Daily Trust
CUBA Lawmakers approve new constitution
AFGHANISTAN President names two former spy chiefs to key posts
JAPAN: Huge crowds as monarch gives emotional farewell
Syria: Macron criticises Trump’s withdrawal decision
Trump names Shanahan acting defence secretary
Kaduna inaugurates c’ttee on criminal justice monitoring
Buhari to Nigerians: Vote only credible candidates
SERAP sues Saraki for ‘paying Dariye N14.2m monthly allowances in prison’
Achieving ECOWAS single currency by 2020 is challenging – Onyeama
BREAKING: Sunday Olapade wins Tour Championship
Why Boko Haram appears strong – Buratai
2019: ECOWAS leaders want free, fair elections
Why Osinbajo met Hausa community leader in Lagos
Ambode’s supporters rally for Sanwo-Olu, deny alliance with PDP
Nasko pledges N20,000 monthly stipend for unemployed graduates in Niger
Ighalo predicts Eagles’ excellent outing at 2019 AFCON
Nwakaeme, Umar, Onyekuru, Kalu on target
Dangote, Samad redeem N75m pledge to Falcons
Fiscal discipline: Only 22 states have presented 2019 budgets
How FG can tackle power sector challenges – Ibrahim Aliyu
Wapic Insurance launches new products
CBN plans to create Africa fraud forum
Police escort killed in auto crash at Kwaita
Yuletide: Poultry farmers in FCT happy over high patronage
2023 is upstaging 2019
The hollow chambers
2019: Why we must rid the Augean stable of filth
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CUBA Lawmakers approve new constitution
APAN: Huge crowds as monarch gives emotional farewell
Navy arrests 4 suspects, seizes 358 bags of rice
Vandal bags 5 year jail term in Kaduna
Police bust suspected burglary gang in Bayelsa, recover stolen items
Editorial: Rising unemployment figures
The N8.8trn 2019 Federal Budget
ICIPE breeds insects for feeds, food
FEPSAN eyes export market as FG restricts fertiliser import
Growing vegetables in your backyard
Strike: ASUU may not honour further calls by FG — National President
Tor Tiv appointed chancellor of Abia university

Vanguard

7 Injured In Lagos Accident, As Emergency Responders Fail To Show Up
Danger Ahead As Economy Is Now On Auto Pilot
2019 AFCON: Ighalo Predicts Victory For Super Eagles
FOREIGN INVESTMENT IN 2019: Sustained Decline Threatens H1’18 Gains
Oshiomhole Was In Imo To Insult Me —Okorocha
Akwa Ibom Floats Airline
OML146: Police After My Life For Exposing Oil Bunkering, Man Tells Court
NAICOM Seeks Other Tools To Enforce Capital Adequacy Problem
Onazi Faces Long Term Injury Lay Off
ehovah’s Witnesses Boost Pidgin Language Devt
Together Nigeria
Local Content, Local Troubles: How Big Firms Kill Small Businesses
Safe Ways To Make Online Payments
WAEC CERTIFICATE: AGA Presidential Candidate Asks Court To Disqualify Buhari
Zamfara Attack: IDPs Taking Refuge In Katsina Rise To 2,163
2019 Polls: Join Hands Against Insecurity, Insensitivity — Obasanjo
Ondo Kidnapping Menace: NBA, ASUU Calls For Police Commissioner’s Removal
Buhari, Atiku jab each other over 2019 budget
Why Buhari may not sign Constitutional Amendment Bills – Presidency
I fear only God not even Buhari – Amosun
Don’t be deceived by Presidency’s 2023 pledge, Atiku counsels South- East, South- West
Victim exposes ‘kidnappers’ community in Ondo where 40 men carry rifles’
We’ll not handover the church to rascals – Kumuyi
Buhari not in charge of this govt – Peter Obi
2023: ‘End your pipe dream now’, PPCO tells Osinbajo
Osinbajo meets Hausa community leader in Lagos
U-17 AFCON: Golden Eaglets will qualify for World Cup, Garba assures
CAF Confederation Cup: Rangers dump USM Bel Abbes
CAF Confederation Cup results
After good outing in 2018, Xcellente hopes for better 2019
Aiteo to sponsor Golibe mega yuletide festival in Onitsha
I’m still with my husband – Nollywood actress
Legends The Musical: Ayodeji Ajayi unites African Gods for a cause
Tension in Anambra community as Police arrest President General, others for illegal possession of firearms
Strike: ASUU may not honour further calls by FG — National President
Local content, local troubles: How big firms kill small businesses
Google gets EU e-money licence in Lithuania amid Brexit uncertainty

Leadership

FG, Atiku Squabble Over 2019 Budget
CBN, Banks, Oil Marketers Hold Crucial Meeting Today
NHIS Probe Committee Submits Report Today
We’ll Not Handover The Church To Rascals – Kumuyi
Rivers APC And The Crisis Within
LEADERSHIP Artiste of the Year 2018
Southeast Presidency Only Possible Through PMB – Sen. Ndoma-Egba
We Will Not Honour Further Invitation From FG – ASUU
PMB’s Re-election And The ‘Ketekete’ Syndrome
SERAP Drags Saraki To Court Over Dariye’s Salaries, Allowances
Osun Gov Pledges To Complete Inherited Projects
Atiku Will Eliminate Multiple Taxation – PDP
APGA Candidate Warns Against Electoral Malpractice In Benue South
Farmer/Herders Crisis: Peace Process Begins In 7 States
Glo Tasks Nigerians On Love During Yuletide
Report Unveils Fresh Challenges For Global Insurers
FAAN, Well Equipped For Operation – Dunoma
EFCC’S Convictions And Role Of Judiciary In Anti-corruption War
Report Unveils Fresh Challenges For Global Insurers
FG’s N100bn Sukuk Bond Oversubscribed By 32%
Marketers Kick Against Siting Eateries At Petrol Stations
8 Years After, NIWA Completes N2.5bn Baro River Port Cargo Equipment
PDP Alerts Of Plot To Arrest NASS Members
Southeast Presidency Only Possible Through PMB – Sen. Ndoma-Egba
Why PMB Deserves Another Term – Isa Yuguda
Olapade Wins Tour Championship For 4th Time In 2018
Lobi Stars Attribute CAF League Victory To Ortom’s Support
EDITORIAL: Banks And Excessive Charges
Governor Abubakar’s Politics Without Bitterness
EFCC’S Convictions And Role Of Judiciary In Anti-corruption War
That Legislative Show Of Shame
Rivers APC And The Crisis Within
EFCC’S Convictions And Role Of Judiciary In Anti-corruption War
Glo Tasks Nigerians On Love During Yuletide
FAAN, Well Equipped For Operation – Dunoma
SEC: We Won’t Prosecute Multiple Accounts Holders
PDP Vows To Burst APC’s Alleged Rigging Plans
Group Hails CBN Governor Over Economic Stability
Christian Pilgrimage Pathway For Nigeria’s Devt– NCPC
TSTV Introduces Hourly Billing

New Telegraph
2023 Presidency: Buhari, Osinbajo not sincere with S/E, S/W –PDPVP to Nigerians: Don’t be deceived by empty promises
2019: Opposition candidates cash in on Buhari’s popularity
Buhari urges Nigerians to vote credible politicians in 2019 elections
Strike: ASUU not bothered by 2019 general elections
Shell announces FID on multi-million dollars Assa North gas project
Zamfara killings: 20 killed as gunmen storm prayer ground
Two buses burnt as explosion rocks APC’s campaign office
SERAP sues Saraki for paying Dariye N14.2m monthly in prison
Christmas: Anger, frustration over 100% hike in fares
N100bn Sukuk oversubscribed, says DMO
APC, PDP are two sides of the same coin, says Byron
Nigeria can’t meet sugar production target – NSDC boss
11-year-old girl develops VVF after serial sexual violation
Yuletide: Anger, frustration on high cost of fares
Strike: ASUU accuses FG of insincerity, to meet INEC January 4
Era of policy stillbirth
N1.4bn fraud: Lawyers root for NBA president, Usoro’s resignation
Robbers kill 300-level OAU student
Christmas: Anger, frustration over 100% hike in fares
N100bn Sukuk oversubscribed, says DMO
Osinbajo to Nigerians: Don’t be deceived by empty promises
Minimum wage: NLC to embark on nationwide strike
Ndoma-Egba: APC concerned with intensity of campaign, not length
Yuletide: Anger, frustration on high cost of fares
Zamfara killings: 20 killed as gunmen storm prayer ground
Two buses burnt as explosion rocks APC’s campaign office
Shun corruption, unethical conducts, IGP warns new recruits
APC, PDP are two sides of the same coin, says Byron
Osinbajo to Nigerians: Don’t be deceived by empty promises
Ndoma-Egba: APC concerned with intensity of campaign, not length
Empowerment of widows not political, says APC chieftain
Okowa charges security agents to live up to expectation
Nigeria can’t meet sugar production target – NSDC boss
Group hires 2 managers
Broadband: Stakeholders fault NCC’s 31% penetration claim
Wrestling champion counts blessings in 2018
Opeyori, Adesokan win Rivers Governor’s National Badminton Championship
Lagos SWAN dares FUBS at 2018 Seyi Akinwummi charity day
Balogun frustrated at Brighton’s away loss to Bournemouth
EDITORIAL: 2019 Budget: Buhari versus ‘unruly’ lawmakers
N1.4bn fraud: Lawyers root for NBA president, Usoro’s resignation
Poor remuneration biggest challenge of young lawyers’
Okowa charges security agents to live up to expectation
Zamfara killings: 20 killed as gunmen storm prayer ground
Merchant bank confirms MD’s appointment
FG must mop up illegal arms before 2019 – Security experts
SIP: NCRIB applauds NAICOM over cancellation
SERAP sues Saraki for paying Dariye N14.2m monthly in prison

The Guardian

Pressure on INEC to admit observers in situation room
How intrigues, lapses, losses caused Diamond Bank’s fall
Workers at risk as government delays insurance premium payment
Travellers lament hike in fares despite fuel surplus
Fire razes two buses at Enugu APC factional campaign office
Army accuses Amnesty, others of crippling fight against insurgency
No retreat on strike, government is insincere, says ASUU
Let’s compare achievements as governors, Okorocha challenges Oshiomhole
FG moves to meet UN ratio on policing
Our experience in Russia 2018 will help us at AFCON, says Ighalo
FNL team wins Fatgbems Group football tourney
Egypt, Kenya win men, women Africa hockey championship
Top seeds reign supreme at OTrafford tourney
Uneasy calm as coaches complain of ‘unhealthy’ discrepancy in salaries
Ikorodu branch okada riders organise table tennis championship
Atiku and PDP’s challenge of blending diverse interests
Ignore empty promises, Osinbajo urges Nigerians
Too Young To Run?
‘Ihedioha will enforce FoI Act, obey court orders in Imo’
Lagos needs a film office, desperately
Editorial: Where is Africa in the new world?
My love for glasses
Christmas and the demonisation of Christ
A race between an eagle and a bat
The futility of greed

Tribune
Presidency, APC Hawking With 2023 Presidency ― PDP
PDP to Buhari: Don’t dare extend IGP’s tenure by 6 months
BREAKING: Pandemonium in Delta as alleged Yahoo boy-charmed girl…
Xmas: Nigerians groan over soaring good prices, fares, lack of money
Fulani herdsmen can collapse the economy of Nigeria —Bodejo, Miyetti…
Indonesia tsunami kills hundreds, more than 800 injured
2019: Avoid politicians who promote religious intolerance,…
2019: Ex-Ogun deputy speaker becomes Abiodun’s…spokesman
NCPC airlifts another 300 pilgrims to Israel, as 2 pilgrims…
Nigeria will not be well until… ― Clark
ASUU strike not a threat to 2019 elections ― President
Police Arraign Technician For Hypnotising Passenger, Stealing N550,000
Man, 38, appears in court for alleged assault on neighbour
Man, 36 in court for allegedly stealing property worth N238,000
Rape: Court remands security guard for allegedly defiling 6-year-old…
$5.8bn Mambilla Power Project Suffers Setback As Chinese Sponsor Stalls Funding
Nigeria, India, to deepen bilateral trade — Official
NSE: Crucial indices down by 0.10% as profit taking persists
Trump Names Patrick Shanahan As Acting Defence Secretary
US shutdown to continue as Senate adjourns with no deal
Saudi prince Talal bin Abdulaziz dies aged 87
Lamentations Of The Internally Displaced: ‘So Sad We Will Be Celebrating Christmas…
The Abule Egba Pipeline Fire
Buhari, NASS And Budget Presentation
Love: The Underrated Verb!

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