News Headlines Dec 31, 2018. Headlines From Nigeria’s Major Newspapers

News Headlines Dec 31, 2018. Headlines From Nigeria’s Major Newspapers

Compiled by Demola Adefajo

The Punch
2019: CUPP demands mental health test for Buhari, Atiku, others
Shagari stopped talking long time ago, says eldest son
Release panel’s report on arms procurement, Atiku tells Buhari
Atiku, a tax evader, has sealed indictment in US —PMBCO
Gunmen kill Ekiti councillor, wife hospitalised
2019: CUPP demands mental health test for Buhari, Atiku, others
Lagos command accused of abandoning family of cop killed by motorist
Suspect who burgled OAU lecture hall remanded in prison
Loss prevention officer allegedly steals N4.2m company’s goods
First-year NDA cadets storm party, beat up host
Torture: AIG detains four cops over 20-year-old’s death in Ogun …CDHR condemns killing
Boko Haram: Military, Borno planning to relocate Baga residents
Lagos CP dismisses three policemen for corruption
Release panel’s report on arms procurement, Atiku tells Buhari
Buhari’s New Year message’ll be empty promises —PDP
Tension in Kwara communities over boundary dispute
Lagos Rep, Ayeola, dies, for burial today
Buhari’s video attacking Shagari resurfaces as President visits his family
Why US may give Atiku visa – Keyamo
English Premier League table, results
Loss prevention officer allegedly steals N4.2m company’s goods
Teenager, two others sell siblings for N.8m to raise WASSCE fee
Zamfara bandits build camp in defence minister’s hometown
Presidential candidate promises to tackle insecurity with national guard, state police
Be involved in electing next governor, group tells Oyo people
Southern, Middle Belt leaders ask INEC to resist rigging plans
Uyo crowd shows Buhari is undefeatable –Ambode
500 PDP members defect to APC in Kwara
APC, ADC disagree over violence, destruction of billboards in Ogun
Seven prospective airlines abandon NCAA’s certification process
Labour dispute: Aviation workers to begin strike Jan 2
FIRS paid N4.62tn to FG in 11 months
NCAA fines four airlines for infractions, suspends one licence
North-East power transmission capacity increases by 100% — TCN
Using online banking for transactions
Physically-challenged athletes turn keke drivers to earn a living
Pogba scores twice in Man United win
Kante’s goal secures Palace coup for Chelsea
Leading English Premier League scorers
Again, Pogba scores brace as Man United thrash Bournemouth
Injuries a worry for Sarri as Chelsea beat Palace
Serena Williams introduces daughter, Olympia, to Black dolls
Fans helped me overcome pains of my son’s death –D’banj
Marriage really scares me – Uti Nwachukwu
Review your 2018 activities with these apps
Snyder signs cyberbullying law, vetoes ‘baby box’ bill
Editorial: Protecting Nigeria’s rice revolution
Haunting echoes of a sage
2019 Budget: Matters arising (2)
Christmas Carol for Buhari, OBJ, Atiku and Tinubu
Illegality and hypocrisy of Kano’s alcoholic repugnance

The Nation
NCC criticises Falana’s claims on N600b yearly loss
APC, PDP clash over planned ‘trafficking’ of illicit funds
NCAA sanctions four airlines
Govt orders $877m arms to fight Boko Haram, others
Buhari, Jonathan, others pay tribute to Shagari in Sokoto
Taxpayers database hits 35m, says JTB
APC, PDP clash over planned ‘trafficking’ of illicit funds
PDP kicks as police continue siege to Melaye’s home
APC in grief as Lagos representative dies
Ige: 17 years after
2018: Political events of the year
$5m bribe claim: Hamzat lied against me, says Jonathan
2019: Ezekwesili pledges 50 % appointment for women, youths
My Governor has sidelined me – Zamfara Deputy Governor
Pogba gets another double as Solskjaer extends perfect start
EPL: City bounce back to beat Southampton, close in on Liverpool
Kante strike earns Chelsea slim win at Crystal Palace
Touching lives with sustainable banking
Massilia chief to stakeholders: expect more from us
NSE launches new chat to boost market participation
FirstBank takes financial inclusion to markets
Kia to unveil new in-car tech
NAICOM snores as insurance crawls
City Beats
Adepoju disowns those soliciting fund for his eye treatment abroad
Community chief advises INEC on PVCs
Guard faces trial for colleague’s death
Cook pleads guilty to defiling minor
How to break silence on rape cases, by expert
Two ‘steal’ N1.6m valuables from firm
Sales reps charged with N2.7m theft
Stop washing fruits with detergents, sellers told
House of Oduduwa partners Rejuvenee, others for Moremi
Flavour headlines Life Beer’s Owerri party
Winners emerge at Face of Okija pageant
Editorial: An important, little improvement
Oil revenues crisis
In defence of a shero
An Ode to a New Year’s Morn

ThisDay
Saraki: Invasion of Melaye’s Residence, Misuse of Police against Citizens
Saraki: It’s Criminal to Say Nigerians Consume Over 50m Litres of PMS Daily
Report: Corruption in Military Responsible for Faltering B’Haram War
Ikeja Oba-elect Alleges Threat to Life, Seeks Govt Protection
ASUU after their Personal Interest , NANS Alleges
Expectations, Aspirations and Goals for 2019
NFF Confirms Keshi Stadium for Seychelles, Egypt Matches
Wahab Wins WBF Title as Oladosu Emerges Best Boxer at GOtv Boxing Night 17
Enugu to Host Blind Football Trial
An Amazing Year for Lesser Sports
EPL: Man City Wins to Reduce Liverpool’s Lead at the Top
First Bank Expands Agency Banking Network
China Criminalises Doping
PTAD Pays Benefits to 759 Next of Kins of Defunct Agencies
Omu-Aran Monarch Task Stakeholders on Grassroots Sports
Sterling Bank Supports Youth Empowerment
SPAR Partners Group
Notore Records N26.8bn Revenue, Eyes More Growth after TAM
When Tomorrow Comes
A TIME FOR CHANGE
LIVING IN THE PAST, BUILDING A FANTASY
OSUN ECONOMY: AGRICULTURE TO THE RESCUE?
SYMBOLISM, PARLIAMENT AND AFRICA’S UNIVERSITIES
FG’s Anti-Corruption War in the Shadows of NHIS Probe Report
INEC in the Last Three Years
First Bank Expands Agency Banking Network
PTAD Pays Benefits to 759 Next of Kins of Defunct Agencies
Omu-Aran Monarch Task Stakeholders on Grassroots Sports
Sterling Bank Supports Youth Empowerment
SPAR Partners Group
Notore Records N26.8bn Revenue, Eyes More Growth after TAM
NFF Confirms Keshi Stadium for Seychelles, Egypt Matches
Wahab Wins WBF Title as Oladosu Emerges Best Boxer at GOtv Boxing Night 17
Enugu to Host Blind Football Trial
An Amazing Year for Lesser Sports
EPL: Man City Wins to Reduce Liverpool’s Lead at the Top
China Criminalises Doping
Expectations, Aspirations and Goals for 2019
EDITORIAL: THE ANARCHY IN ZAMFARA STATE


The Sun
Air Force bombards Zamfara bandits
Shagari: Buhari, Jonathan, Obi visit family
2023: Igbo presidency under threat
How Nigerians were raped, tortured in Libya – UN
Militants suspend ceasefire, threaten fresh attacks
Army, Borno govt. to relocate Baga residents
Oil price: Saraki, Rewane, LCCI, others raise fresh worries over 2019 budget
SDP presents flags to Gemade, 13 others
2019: God has ordained Ogboru as next Delta governor — Prophet Erue
Buhari: It’s ungodly to use a man’s sickness to wish him evil – Omobude, PFN’s president
Mass defection will soon hit APC – Okafor, coordinator of Atiku Southeast group associate
Abia is stinking – Alex Otti, APGA guber candidate
2018 scorecard: Aviation sector sustains zero accident record
Africa needs indigenous agenda to develop economy, trade – Mansur, MAN president
Agents made N1.1tr generated by Customs possible –Adefioye, ODFFA founder
NPA urges NCS to commence process of auctioning overtime cargoes
Maritime sector faces daunting challenges in 2018
GOtv Boxing: Wahab wins WBF title as Oladosu emerges best boxer
Before Mbaka’s 2019 prophetic stones
Sad tales from Canada
Dozie Ikedife, Igbo and their heroes
Abiola Ajimobi and the imperative of building institutions for lasting legacies
Osinbajo’s folly of ethnic bigotry
“Truth? Being jealous is emotionally draining”
Emery lauds Iwobi
Anambra homecoming festival
Sad tales from Canada
Another ASUU strike and Nigerians’ suicidal silence (1)
Commitment to pension reforms
2018: Year of failed expectations for Nigeria power consumers
Imo: Forum endorses Uba, PRP gov candidate
Mark of the beast: Coming of implantable microchips should make the church wake up from spiritual slumber – Dr. Akin-John, church growth campaigner
Book donation: Rainbow spreads joy of reading
NPA urges NCS to commence process of auctioning overtime cargoes
2023: Igbo presidency under threat
How Nigerians were raped, tortured in Libya –

Daily Trust

Boko Haram seizes 6 Borno towns
NLC mourns Shagari who ‘signed $200 minimum wage in 1981’
Commander removed as Army moves to retake Baga
Nigerians subjected to unimaginable horrors in Libya — Report
B/Haram killings will continue if Buhari is re-elected –Atiku
2019 budget: Debt service casts doubt on financing infrastructure
Paul Pogba scores brace as Manchester United ease past Bournemouth
Falana, Odinkalu, others ask FG to end Zamfara killings
NCAA sanctions four airlines over safety violations
Shagari, a great leader with a clean heart – Jonathan
Boko Haram seizes 6 Borno towns
NLC mourns Shagari who ‘signed $200 minimum wage in 1981’
Commander removed as Army moves to retake Baga
No one individual can make Igbo Nigerian President – Obasanjo
Oshiomhole canvasses 100% votes for Buhari in Katsina
Alli to Oyo electorate: Collect money, vote your conscience
Pavlyuchenkova off to near-perfect start
Kante strike gives Chelsea win at Crystal Palace
2019 budget: Debt service casts doubt on financing infrastructure
NCAA suspends airline’s certificate, sanctions 3 others
Our goal is to make APPO among largest, most powerful in Africa -Gaya
Passenger killed, 10 injured in auto crash at Yangoji
Hausa/Fulani lauds Abaji chair over cabinet appointment
FCT education secretariat advocates early budgeting cycle
Memories of Shehu Shagari
Fare thee well, Shagari
Like Uyo, unlike Sokoto
A tribute to Shehu Usman Aliyu Shagari
3 cops dismissed for extorting 350,000 cefas from Togo-based Nigerian
Police hunt for abductors of priests in Anambra
3 injured as cultists attack security post in Lagos
Editorial: Relocate Madallah highway market
SON shuts 7 lubricant shops in Kogi, seizes substandard products
Shehu Sani advises Dino to submit self to police
Late Shehu Shagari never calls anyone a thief – Shehu Sani
2019: The Year of 5G?
How yahoo-yahoo boys scam their victims – Experts
Nigeria not losing N600bn through telecom industry, NCC says
NASU demands fairness in earned allowances disbursement
Strike: NANS wants ASUU to return to negotiations with FG
We’re committed to our personnel welfare – NAF Chief
SERAP drags FG to United Nations over ASUU strike

Tribune
Police Intensify Manhunt For Dino Melaye
Lagos Reps member, Kabiru Ayeola, dies
$5m bribe claim: Hamzat, Lagos APC guber running mate unknown to me ―…
FG to rehabilitate special economic zones with N42 billion
2019: Igbo APC leaders meet, re-strategise for Buhari’s…
Tragedy in Bauchi as bride-to-be dies 24 hours to wedding
Police intensify manhunt for Dino Melaye
Lagos Reps member, Kabiru Ayeola, dies
$5m bribe claim: Hamzat, Lagos APC guber running mate…
Bayelsa PDP says aspirants seeking primaries cancellation…
2019: PDP accused of shedding crocodile tears over proposed…
FG to rehabilitate special economic zones with N42 billion
Dino: Don’t turn Nigeria into police state, PDP tells Buhari
Shagari’s death, a fatal blow to Nigeria ― Fayose
FG allocates over N610m to 36 states to train teachers
Court Remands Security Guard For Allegedly Beating Colleague To Death
Prices Of Food Stuff Decreased In November ― NBS
The Year Of The Letters, Haemorrhaging Democracy
2018: Year Of Scandals And Disasters
Without job, life is hellish, unbearable, horrible in Nigeria
As We Enter 2019
Name FUTA After Shagari
EDITORIAL: The Killing Of Alex Badeh

The Guardian

Budget woes, debt increase herald 2019
Banks frustrating growth of e-payments, say customers
FG will immortalise Shagari, says Buhari
PDP warns Buhari against turning nation into police state
CUPP wants Buhari’s mental health examined over wife’s cabal claim
MASSOB denies rumoured plan to attack Abia government house
Southern, Middle Belt leaders urge INEC to resist rigging
Only court can declare Atiku guilty of corruption, says PDP chieftain
Nwizugbo, Unachukwu emerge winners at Face of Okija Cultural Pageant
Jurgen Klopp plays down Liverpool’s December lead
Oyo sports journalists honour police commissioner, others
The Machine’ Wahab wins WBF title as Oladosu takes Best Boxer’s gong
Solskjaer relishes Man United job on permanent basis
Arsenal returns for Samuel Chukwueze
Foundation holds blind football trials in Enugu on January 15
2018, a year of reluctant optimism in Nigeria
Group restates travel ban on Igbo in North ahead of 2019 polls
Lagos Assembly as mirror of state’s obtuse politics
Akeredolu donates 18 buses for Buhari’s re-election campaign
Porn Star Hits Trey Songz With Pregnancy Claims
Editorial: FG as bond subscribers’ money tree
President Buhari, trust and the National Assembly
Osun economy: Agriculture to the rescue?
Hajia Aisha Buhari: My Person of the Year
Osun’s debt profile and Justice Oloyede

Vanguard

Alleged Corruption In Military: Report Vindicates Our Position – PDP
40-Yr-Old Man Rapes Neighbour’s Daughter
What To Expect From The 2019 Budget
Shagari Would Have Industrialised Nigeria If Not 1983 Coup – Labour
Let Us Prey
Haunting Echoes Of A Sage
4 Policemen Dismissed Over Corruption In Lagos
We’re Planning To Relocate Baga Residents To Safer Locations — Army
ACCESS/DIAMOND BANK MERGER: We Expect Final Regulatory Approval In HI’19 – Wigwe
Nigeria’s 2019 Budget Still Under Threat As Oil Price Hovers At $52.72
N-Delta Militant Groups End Ceasefire Agreement With FG, Pandef
Maritime Workers Appoint Nted Chairman Of Advisory Council
Beyond The Rhetoric Of Opposition
Consumers See Naira Appreciation, Higher Inflation, Interest Rates In 2019
Apologise To Pensioners, Uzodinma Tells Nwosu
2018: Year Of Political Intrigues, Bitterness, Turmoil, Uncertainties
Yari Has Sidelined Me, Zamfara Deputy Gov Cries Out
Corruption : Buhari, Atiku campaign teams in war of word
My father pardoned Buhari, others before he died – Shagari’s son
2019 : Buhari has history of bringing looted funds to Nigeria – Atiku
Dino : Don’t turn Nigeria into a Police state, PDP warns Buhari
FG to immortalise Shagari – President Buhari
Shehu Shagari: President who rejected presidential residence
Common man laments on 2018: This is one of the worst years in recent history
Abe spectator as Oshiomhole hands Cole Rivers APC flag
2019 polls: PDP has confirmed that their govs have deserted them — Keyamo
2018: Year of political intrigues, bitterness, turmoil, uncertainties
FG to immortalise Shagari, as Buhari visits family
‘Action Alliance ‘ll lift Nigerians out of poverty‘
EPL Round Up: Super Eagles stars end 2018 with defeats
Itoya insists Rangers won’t underrate Bantu FC of Lesotho
Omeruo to welcome permanent move to CD Leganes
Curling receives boost from national lottery trust
Nunes becomes greatest female fighter in the world
‘Aquaman’ stays afloat atop N.American box office
Why it is easy to steal billions voted to fight Boko Haram – Ret. General Abbe

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