News Headlines Jan 23, 2018. Headlines From Nigeria’s Major Newspapers

News Headlines Jan 23, 2018. Headlines From Nigeria’s Major Newspapers

Compiled by Demola Adefajo

The Punch
NLC fumes as council of state fixes minimum wage at N27,000
If we expose those in Buhari govt, they’ll not only go to jail, they’ll go to hell – Obasanjo
Danjuma alleges plot to rig, says Nigeria’s democracy primitive
Reps pass bill criminalising estimated billing
Mikel undergoes medical at Middlesbrough
What Nigerian legislators do
Handle Obasanjo with caution, Sani warns Buhari
Niger man buries murdered victim after raiding his home
Sisters arrested for attempting to smuggle drugs into Kuje prison
Miyetti Allah attacks Atiku for saying Buhari not a full-blooded Fulani
I returned the pants I stole after five minutes – Suspect
Truck crushes motorcyclist as Wike supervises corpse evacuation
My joy won’t be complete until Buhari wins — Adamu
Ronaldo avoids jail, fined €3.57m for tax fraud
AMCON seeks investors for Polaris Bank
Police stop protesters from storming Presidential Villa
Obasanjo lacks dignity –Sagay
Police stop protesters from storming Presidential Villa
Police arraign woman for murder of two-year-old boy
Family blames EKEDC as fallen wire electrocutes Lagos trader
‘Bullet from my gun killed Babcock student but I didn’t fire it’
One killed, many injured as Customs, hoodlums clash in Ogun
Agbaje promises to implement IBILE allocation formula
Elections: NYSC boss warns corps members against malpractices
Benue Rep returns to APC after losing PDP ticket
ICPC partners INEC to stop vote-buying
Reserves would’ve crashed to $2bn without forex restriction — FG
Pipeline vandalism: Kingpin captured in Lagos
FG, firm sign $100m concession agreement for Warri Port terminal
Nigeria posts biggest oil production rise in OPEC
Mikel undergoes medical at Middlesbrough
Utin, Yahaya top Flying Eagles list for U-20 AFCON
Super 4: Amazons team to beat, says Ibrahim
Rugby federation targets 2020 Olympics
Edo beefs up security for Insurance, Kwara Utd clash
Those who pulled out of strike will regret it – ASUU
Black Panther, others nominated for best picture Oscar
‘Roma,’ ‘The Favourite’ lead Oscars nominations with 10 each
Oscar nominees in main categories
Oscar nominations get underway
French Police hold American singer Chris Brown as woman accuses him of rape
Right now, I can’t combine music with marriage – Skales
Ekiti destroys N15m expired drugs in health facilities
NCDC declares Lassa fever outbreak in eight states
Excess sugar consumption and infertility
Sanwo-Olu promises to consolidate LHIS
Drinking soft drinks after exercise could damage your kidney
Why plastic surgery is safe for younger patients – Aranmolate
Capital flight: NOTAP saves N240bn in 10 years
Editorial: Buhari’s faulty stand on state police
What Nigerian legislators do
Still on Onnoghen’s arraignment
Who cares about education in Nigeria (2)
Dealing with barriers to financial

The Nation
Emefiele to Atiku: your monetary policy agenda disastrous
More cash found in CJN Onnoghen’s accounts
Buhari, Obasanjo meet at Villa
Tinubu: Obasanjo seeks return to power
Council of State okays N27,000 minimum wage
More cash found in CJN Onnoghen’s accounts
Labour rejects N27, 000 offer for states
CCT rejects orders stopping CJN’s trial
Obasanjo and the power withdrawal syndrome
‘Let’s secure future generations of Imo
SDP members in Osun Central endorse Basiru
Ekiti APC elders back Buhari for second term
Adebutu: I’m the authentic PDP candidate
Lagos ANDP candidate decries rate of poverty, insecurity
Nigeria needs to be saved urgently, says Ezekwesili
Mikel joins Middlesbrough
Balotelli to join Marseille from Nice
Fireworks at the temple as Rangers, MFM lock horns
Obi Mikel to get Middlesbrough’s number 12 jersey
AFCON 2019: No need to mount pressure on Mikel- Siasia
Ronaldo pleads guilty to tax fraud to pay N7.9billion fine
Nigeria’s investment prospects in oil, gas high
Shell, Total cut gas supply to GenCos over debts
NNPC inaugurates 25m-litre tank at Ejigbo Depot
We ‘ll complete Lagos-Badagry expressway, says Hamzat
NCF holds forum on environment
Suspected Abule-Egba pipeline vandals arrested
Police investigate man for sodomy
LASUTH resident doctors begin warning strike Jan 28
Scores injured in traders, hoodlums clash at Idi Araba
Man to die by hanging for murder
Court discharges man who stole his own car
Man to die for matcheting neighbour
Police investigate man for sodomy
Fayemi sacks EKSU VC, other heads of state-owned institutions
Obaseki tasks secondary school teachers on ICT-oriented teaching method
AFtv to start operations in Nigeria
Oscar 2019: ‘The Favourite’, ‘Roma’ lead nominations
NFVCB takes training to Port Harcourt, Nnewi
Why I released my songs online, by Mr. Five
MTV Base’s Celeb Living returns with Paul Okoye, Jimi Agbaje, others
Lagos Most Beautiful Girl to hold Saturday
Editorial: Humanitarian tragedy
JANUARY 22, 2019
Our Girls; Who killed the naira? 18-40 voter power
Desperate season

Emefiele Insists Economy on Track, MPC Retains 14% Interest Rate
Roma, The Favourite Lead 2019 Oscars Nominations
(UPDATED)Council of State Approves N27,000 as New National Minimum Wage, FG to Pay Workers N30,000
Emefiele Insists Economy on Track, MPC Retains 14% Interest Rate
•More items to join CBN’s FX restriction list •Foreign reserves now $43.28bn
Celebrating LASPOTECH at 40, Meeting Knowledge-driven 21st Century Demands
I Will Never Trade Peace for Fraud, Says UNIOSUN VC
Gas-fired Buses to Save Nigeria $2.5bn Yearly
Path to Sustainable Growth
Sekibo: Entrepreneurship, Bedrock for Economic Growth
Danjuma Raises the Alarm over Plot to Rig Elections
Again, ANRP Calls for Upward Review of 2019 Budget
I’m Impressed with INEC’s Preparation, Buhari Tells EU Observers
NANTS Opposes e-Commerce Negotiations at World Economic Forum
Nigeria, Canada Move to Revive Bilateral Agreement…
FG Declares Lassa Fever Outbreak, Activates Emergency Response
Lack of Quorum Stalls House’s Budget Consideration
•Passes bill criminalising estimated billings
FG Concessions Terminal ‘B’ Warri Old Port for N105.24bn
Gas Flare: Nigeria Extends Window for Market-based Scheme
Containing the Uproar over the Presidential Debate
Abubakar Finds His Voice Against Traducers
Osinbajo Bemoans Capacity of Fake News to Cause Harm
Opposition Parties, Lawyers Storm CCT Headquarters Over Onnoghen’s Trial
Lagos Residents Cry to Ezekwesili for Rescue from Poverty
People’s Trust Presidential Candidate Challenges Buhari, Abubakar to Debate
Analysts Outline Factors that Will Drive Stock Market in 2019
Ilechukwu Predicts Tough Outing against Rangers
Hooliganism: Remo Stars Banished to Oshogbo, Fined N6m for Crowd Violence
Australian Open: Nadal Powers Past Tiafoe to Reach Semis
New Cardiff Player, Sala, Confirmed on Missing Aircraft
State FAs Ready for Elective Congresses
2019 Access Bank Lagos City Marathon Expo Begins
Paralympic Committee Nigeria Elects New Board

The Sun
Shooting at Abia guber debate venue
FG declares Lassa fever outbreak
Obasanjo, master rigger –Tinubu
CBN warns against rising debt, retains rate at 14%
Showdown looms over minimum wage
Protect your votes, Wike tells Nigerians
Afe Babalola, Okonkwo laud The Sun for awards
Protests rock Gboko, Adikpo as Assembly suspends 6 LG bosses
Alleged fraud, misconduct: Fayemi sacks indicted heads of institutions
2 die in rival cult clash in Ondo
Geneva: Sanwo-Olu secures $5bn trade commitment in Switzerland
Bayelsa sues oil firms
Elections: Lawmakers desert NASS
Presidential polls: We’ve no choice candidate –CAN
Kwara: APC guber candidate, govt trade tackles on N70bn rice project
Court reinstates Ondo Reps candidate, Obaneyen
Okotie sets agenda for new IGP
Egina FPSO: Samsung generates $400m into Nigeria’s petroleum sector
Nigeria appointed Ashoka African Hub for social entrepreneurship
Electricity pensioners petition Buhari over non-payment of arrears
PENGASSAN seeks stiffer sanctions against Forte Oil, Seplat, others over anti-labour posturing
How to stay safe online using VPN
‘Kwara North elders’ 2023 pact charade’
PDP govs funding Buhari’s re-election –Yari, Lawan
Elections: We won’t accept interim govt –PDP
Alternatives to restructuring
Of false prophets and fake prophesies (3)
Higher philosophy of Christian marriage (13)
Reactions to my series on Atiku winning 2019 poll (4)
Conflict of pluralism
Ide Ahaba …. The last journey to paradise
Omeruo ranked best Nigerian player in Europe
Rohr to watch MFM, Rangers clash in Agege
Invitational tourney: Falcons’ star, Ikidi hails NFF
U20 AFCON: Utin, Yahaya, Effiom top Flying Eagles list
Usain Bolt: Sprinter-turned-footballer declares his ‘sports life over’
Ladies share experiences on harassment in parks, markets
Mabushi: Residents lament stench, pollution opposite environment ministry
2019: NSCDC warns youths against election violence 23rd January 2019
Tears as Ochanya bags posthumous award
Ikpeazu on course –Information commissioner
Internet fraudsters on rampage in Delta

Daily Trust
Needless controversy over election guidelines
SOS to Buhari on Wukari violence
Is violent-free election possible?
Of Buhari and technology used in Ganduje videos
Reps postpone 2019 budget debate over errors
Elections: Be security conscious, NYSC DG tells corps members
Criminals want to infiltrate Lagos in police, army uniforms — CP
Court grants Zakzaky, wife medical access, adjourns suit to March 25
Nude photos caused Maryam Sanda’s fight with slain husband — Witness
NLC kicks as Council of State approves N27,000
Buhari, Obasanjo meet after brickbats
Reps postpone 2019 budget debate over errors
Submit Gana’s name to INEC within 24 hours, SDP youths tell Falae
2019 polls: Why governors support Buhari’s re-election bid – Gov Yari
Lagos 2019: Agbaje woos non-indigenes, promises fairness
Soccer star Ronaldo, arrives Spanish court over tax fraud accusation
Rangers battle Sfaxien, Etoile in CAF Confed Cup
La Liga coaches conduct clinic for NPFL youth coaches
Failed transformer: TCN sustains electricity supply to Kano, after 90MW loss
We are fighting poverty step-by-step – FG
BPE concessions Terminal B Warri Port
FCTA to construct solar powered boreholes in health centres
2019: Sowore visits Ona of Abaji’s palace, seeks for support
Court jails 2 men for disturbance of peace, mischief
This is more like it
Taking the fight to the terrorists
Voting for or voting against?
Of Buhari and technology used in Ganduje videos
Who debate epp?
My takeaways from Atiku’s trip to US
We have no interest in who wins 2019 elections – EU observers
Zimbabwe president returns, vows `heads will roll’ after violence
MALI: 8 UN peacekeepers killed in Mali attack
Retired policeman, 55, in court for allegedly raping a minor
CJN Onnoghen asks tribunal to adjourn case indefinitely
Again, CJN Onnoghen absent as Tribunal begins sitting
Editorial: Needless controversy over election guidelines
Shehu Sani to Council of State: What will you gain by cutting N3,000 from N30,000
BREAKING: NLC rejects N27,000 minimum wage
NASU shuts down Ibadan Polytechnic over unpaid salary arrears
Minimum wage: Why states must comply- Labour
Bichi’s seat vacant at education ministry, two years after
Fayemi sacks EKSU VC, others
‘ASUU strike turning Nigerian students into IDPs’
Singer Niniola buys JAMB forms for 30 students

UPDATE: Organised Labour Rejects N27,000 Minimum Wage
I’m happy with INEC’s readiness for election ― Buhari
Atiku’s recipe sure way to perdition ― Emefiele
Ekiti govt. sacks EKSU VC, EKSUTH CMD, CoE Provost, others
2019 elections: Be neutral, non-partisan, DG NYSC, tells corps members
UI academics ‘hail and wail’ over Buhari…
We’re pacesetter in the implementation of SDGs ―…
PDP lashes out at Tinubu over comments on OBJ
PDP will create wealth, honour traditional rulers ― Makinde
Governors are backing Buhari because of bailouts ―
2019: Agbaje promises equity for Lagos 5 divisions
Minimum wage: Nothing’ll deny workers any kobo
25 Fulani associations distance self from Miyetti…
2019: EU observers warn INEC, security agencies, politicians
MSC Commends FG Policy To End Illegal Migration By Land, Sea, Air
Africa’s fate, future occupy core of 2018 Atlantic Dialogues
Atiku’s Controversial Visit To The US
PDP, Emmanuel and the headache over March guber poll
Kwara 2023: North leaders express divergent views
Oyo State situation propells me to re-contest, says Alao Akala
Africa’s Fate, Future Occupy Core Of 2018 Atlantic Dialogues
How To Reroute Intimacy And Connection
Editorial: US’ Worries Over 2019 Elections
Human Rights: Derivative Of Existence Or Law?
Enforcing The Right To Development

The Guardian
CBN confirms payment of $53m by MTN
Polaris Bank for sale after 2019 polls INEC appoint corps members as election presiding officers
Government okays N27,000 minimum wage, FG workers get N30,000
Protest as CCT dismisses court orders against trial of Onnoghen
Nigeria, others get $40b as global FDI falls to $1.2tr
US Senate to vote Thursday on opposing bids to end shutdown
31-year-old man to die by hanging for murder
Atiku twice better than Buhari, Obasanjo insists
PDP faults Lai Mohammed over alleged interim government plot
CBN retains interest rate at 14%, decries rising external debts
Southern Kaduna accuses el-Rufai of heating up polity with religious sentiment
Rivers Hoopers, Civil Defenders to battle North African sides
I have not received any offer from Joshua, Wilder claims
Rangers arrive in Lagos as NPFL’s matchday four games hold today
Nadal, Tsitsipas through to Australian Open semifinals
Access Bank Lagos City Marathon expo begins
Super Falcons return from China, begin preparation for Cyprus Women’s Cup
How Sanwo-Olu, Agbaje, Salis plan to lift Lagos
30 parties endorse Mohammad Abubakar in Bauchi State
Kano Municipal crisis festers as Yakasai insists on APC ticket
Mexico Celebrates As ‘Roma’ Grabs 10 Oscar Nominations
South Sudan Bans Bleaching Creams
Hope as colonial Baro River Port comes alive
NSE, Afrinvest launch tools for optimising returns on investment
A company’s rights issues to consider
PenCom set to roll out micro-pension scheme
Prayer for Nigeria in an election year
Embarrassing military brutality
Boko Haram and the wailers
More fake news here
Telecoms operators end 2018 with 6.68% growth
Data breaches fall by 0.02% in Africa as globe sees 4.4b infractions
Technology to play huge role in future electioneering processes, says Pantam
Five digital marketing predictions for African brands in 2019
Ten health issues demand urgent attention in 2019, says WHO

Man To Die For Hacking Neighbour To Death Over Generator Fumes
Lassa Fever Epidemic Hits Nigeria
NIMASA Is Agency Of The Year, Pledges To Redouble Efforts
You’re An Election Rigger Without Peer, Tinubu Blasts Obasanjo
CBN Cautions FG On External Borrowing
Minimum Wage: National Council Of State Approves N27,000
Concessionaires’ Grow Cargo Handling Capacity By 284% In 10yrs
Grass-Cutting Scandal: Buhari Orders Prosecution Of Babachir, Oke — Osinbajo
El-Zakzaky Blind, In Need Of Medical Attention, Falana Tells Court
Do You Agree With OBJ That Buhari Plans To Rig Election? (2)
On The Alleged Ganduje Videos: Open Letter To President Buhari
Naira Down At N362.42 /$ In I&E Window
Buhari, Obasanjo, Jonathan, Others Attend Council Of State Meeting
TY Danjuma Raises Alarm Over Plans To Rig 2019 Elections
Political Amnesia In Defence Of Corruption And The Status Quo
Understanding The Imo Guber Imbroglio
Tinubu, Oshiomhole Attack As Obasanjo Fires Buhari Again
You’re an election rigger without peer, Tinubu blasts Obasanjo
CBN cautions FG on external borrowing
Controversy trails seized property, cash of E-Money, late kidnap kingpin
Cars, motorbikes, offices burnt, as APC, PDP supporters clash in Gboko
Aftermath of hot exchanges: Buhari, OBJ greet; NCS okays N27,000 minimum wage
Atiku not a messiah but better than Buhari — OBASANJO
CCT panel divided over CJN’s trial, as FG insists he must step aside
Election Tension: Soldiers take over Ebonyi streets
Oil price reverses trend, drops back to $60.90
Buhari, Obasanjo, Jonathan, others attend Council of State meeting
Understanding the Imo guber imbroglio
Tinubu, Oshiomhole attack as Obasanjo fires Buhari again
Balotelli agrees to join Marseille for six months
Mikel Obi close to joining Middlesbrough
Ronaldo avoids jail but hit by hefty fine for tax fraud in Spain
Flying Eagles list Utin, Nazifi, Maxwell for Under-20 AFCON
Just in: Ronaldo accepts 2-year jail term for tax fraud
Dumped by a heartless colleague
Should I go for this junior staff?
I dread the new year!
You Can’t Always Judge A Bloke By His Packaging
Chris Brown arrested over rape accusation in France
Little-known designer to lead fashion house Lanvin
NIMASA is agency of the year, pledges to redouble efforts
“Armed robbers killed my wife for protecting me”
Obaseki tasks secondary school teachers on ICT-oriented teaching method
How Friday night fire destroyed goods worth over N500m in Woliwo Market Onitsha
Glo bags telco company award again
LASUTH doctors threaten another strike over acute shortage of personnel

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