News Headlines Mar 26, 2019. Headlines From Nigeria’s Major Newspapers

News Headlines Mar 26, 2019. Headlines From Nigeria’s Major Newspapers

Compiled by Demola Adefajo

The Punch
INEC server: Secondus kicks as APC wants PDP leaders arrested for ‘illegal access’
PDP, Fayose hail verdict as Appeal Court nullifies Zamfara APC primaries
PDP candidate, Bala Mohammed, defeats Bauchi governor
Building marked for demolition collapses in Lagos
APC must have its way in the leadership of National Assembly – Oshiomhole
Wema Bank faults ICPC report on Ehindero’s trial
Ethiopian Airlines still believes in Boeing despite crash – CEO
Offa robbery: Court grants defence request to examine cause of suspects’ injuries
Groups threaten to sue INEC over Okorocha’s certificate
Ondo court sentences man to death for killing girlfriend
PDP candidate, Bala Mohammed, defeats Bauchi governor
Command arrests three for killing nurse in Enugu
Metering is your responsibility, NERC fires back at Discos
Bauchi: Gov Abubakar congratulates Bala Mohammed
INEC to issue Sanwo-Olu’s certificate of return Friday
Tipper driver crushes truck conductor to death
Police rescue abducted Delta girl in Nasarawa
Family kicks as vigilante shoots Ogun resident dead at night
FG should rehabilitate slain NSCDC officer’s family – Idoma group
Police rescue six-year-old girl allegedly sold for N100,000
Woman, 75, detained for standing surety for son that jumped bail
Hard work, belief gave us AFCON ticket – Amuneke
Fan dies during AFCON match in Harare
U-23 AFCON: Five-star Osimhen fires Nigeria past Libya
Tanzanian president rewards players
GOtv to air Nigeria, Egypt clash
Akpeyi, Onuachu to start against Pharaohs
NYSC’s biometric clearance system’ll curb corruption – DG
Plant biotechnology can help achieve SDGs – Obembe
We’ve stamped out cultism in UNIPORT –VC
Ibadan Poly gets new rector
Improve teachers’ welfare, Provost tells FG
‘We’ll help you to fulfil your dreams’
Rock pioneer Scott Walker dies aged 76
Music is taking the bulk of my money, says singer Waje as she shares frustrations
Mental health approach crucial for combating non-communicable diseases
Google enrols 12 African start-ups into accelerator initiative
Rising PoS transaction failure worries bank customers
NITDA launches portal for indigenous IT companies
Editorial: 2019 budget: Avoiding past legislative pitfalls
Why Nigerian universities are graduating illiterates
PIGB: Saving Nigeria from NNPC
The silent rage of air pollution in Nigeria
Building Collapse: Govt’s role beyond condolences

The Nation
Kano rerun: Remain calm, PDP urges supporters
Zamfara: Appeal Court has vindicated us, says Marafa
Polls: Domestic observers rate Plateau high in peaceful, orderly conduct
Kano re-run: Observers’ group tasks aggrieved politicians on peace
Buhari moves to prevent National Assembly hijack
Literary icon Gabriel Okara dies at 97
Offa robbery: Court refuses post-mortem of dead suspect
Two feared injured as another building collapses
Rivers AAC governorship candidate alleges threat to life
Kagame, Disu urge alliance for Africa’s digitalisation
Breaking: Bala Mohammed wins Bauchi guber race
N1.3trn public funds stolen in four years, says Magu
You are jittery, PDP tells APC, Buhari
Why I defected to PDP, by AAC governorship running mate
Kudos, knocks for rerun elections
Buhari receives minimum wage report
APGA: Buhari’s policies will stabilise economy
APC urges Police, DSS to invesitgate Atiku’s claim to access to INEC server
Ndume joins race for Senate President
‘Why I want to be Speaker’
Kwara: New dawn, new expectations
NGO calls for prosecution of electoral offenders
Lessons of 2019 elections
Atiku’s suit lacks merit, bound to fail- BMO
9th Assembly: Onyejeocha declares for Speaker
2020 ICC Cricket World Cup: Nigeria won’t add to number in South Africa – NCF
Qatar Open: Quadri, Omotayo get bye to next round
Osihmen shines as Nigeria U23 stun Libya U23 4-0 to qualify for AFCON 2019
Real Madrid budgets £240m for ‘Operation Mbappe’
Tide against commercial motorcyclists, tricyclists
Transcorp okays $2.5b for power sector
Air Peace gets third B 777
Pensioners seek support for FAAN
Samsung: tough driving HSE awareness in workers
Smart devices boost camera market, says Canon
Our father raped us for years, say daughters
Witness’ absence stalls Dane’s murder trial
Rape suspect seeks bail to write exam
IE sets up panel on disputed bills
Police rescue six year old child sold to ritualist
Ibadan Poly gets new rector, registrar
Police arrest two suspects over alleged murder of woman in Enugu
Kano rerun: Prosecute electoral offenders, observers tell INEC
Ortom’s wife expresses concern over menstrual health
71 percent of TB patients are affected by catastrophic cost, says FG
26 must-have things for NYSC orientation camp
Buhari, governors and state debauchery
Editorial: For better micro-credit
State independence

ThisDay
Buhari, Jonathan, Dickson Mourn Literary Icon, Gabriel Okara
9th National Assembly: APC Will Not Share Power With PDP, Says Oshiomhole
Court Adjourns Hearing on Rivers Guber Poll to March 28
Nigeria 2019: Have we learnt any lessons?
Victor Osimhen’s Hat-trick Sinks Libya in Asaba
Ahmed Musa doles out N4m to Olympic Eagles for four goals scored
Canon Launches New Range of Products in Nigerian Market
Bridgestone Opens Showroom in Lagos
2019 LAGOS INTERNATIONAL POLO
Abuja Almat Wins Majekodunmi Cup in First Attempt
Electrocuted Man in Nasarawa Not Our Staff, Disco Claims
Offa Bank Robbery Trial: Court Refuses Post-mortem Analysis on Corpse of Principal Suspect, Adikwu
Rivers AAC Deputy Guber Candidate Defects to PDP
EFCC: N1.3tn Stolen in Four Years
Herdsmen Kill Two Persons in Nasarawa
La Casera Deepens Market Penetration
EU Observers: Violence Marred Supplementary Elections
DATA PROTECTION AND DIGITAL REVOLUTION
Protest in Rivers over resumed collation
INEC Resumes Collation of Tafawa Balewa Guber Election Results in Bauchi
Ndume Writes Oshiomhole, Expresses interest in Senate Presidency
Appeal Court Nullifies Zamfara APC Primaries
Summit to Discuss Service Innovation
New Gas Commercialisation Plan Seeks to End Flaring in Three Years
Captain’s Day: Ikeja Golf Club Honours Winners
Qualification Matches for Euro 2020 Continue on DStv
Ronaldo Injured, Barkley Shines in England’s Win against Montenegro
EDITORIAL: CHALLENGES OF CORPORATE GOVERNANCE IN NIGERIA

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Daily Trust
Reps will continue to support biosafety agency — C’ttee chairman
WHO urges govts to scale up investments in TB care
Chidoka accused of sacrilege, suspended by Igwe of Obosi
Nigeria must think out of box to tackle security threats – Olonisakin
Ebonyi rice farmers to get N3bn loan
JUST IN: Buhari, Oshiomhole, 9 governors, APC Senators-elect in crucial meeting
Bauchi governorship: INEC begins regeneration of Tafawa Balewa election results
Nigeria needs N10trn infrastructure bond to curb deficit – Fashola
Shun vindictiveness — Ganduje urged
Search for new Kano speaker begins
Observers adjudge Plateau election fair, orderly
Nigeria thrash Libya, reach final round of U23 AFCON qualifier
Onuachu to make full Nigeria debut against Egypt
Garba Lawal delighted by U-23’s spanking of Libya
Mortgate rate must be below 10% to spur housing dev’t – Aliyu
Failed POS transactions: NIBSS, banks move to tackle delayed reversals
Forex: Again, CBN intervenes with $268.60m, CNY39.09m
‘Over 10,000 beneficiaries get FCT scholarship’
Board clamps down on illegal farmers
Women with disabilities empowered in Abuja
Re: The judiciary: Matters arising
Success and the dividends of stubbornness
Anthropology of fabricating electoral results: How the Kano outcome might have emerged
Buhari, Atiku and Nigeria’s future
US: Trump triumphant after being cleared of collusion
ISRAEL: Military strike Hamas targets in Gaza after rocket hits house
CONGO: Ebola epidemic exceeds 1,000 cases
Police arrest 113 suspected cultists, recover 8 vehicles, in Anambra
NSCDC seizes 2 trucks with 66,000 litres illegally refined diesel in Edo
Security man bags 9 months imprisonment for theft of A/C compressor
Editorial: That riot act to parents
On the realities of spurring employment via technology – Part III
Hamonise minimum wage for quick assent – TUC tells NASS
Nigeria to eliminate chemical fertilisers in agriculture, says Ogbeh
College provost warns students on cohabitation
Success’ videotape: Lady to receive N500, 000, car gift
Bida Poly to introduce additional degree programmes
Linda Ejiofor, Ibrahim Suleiman mark Tinsel’s 2500th episode with special dinner
Tobi, CeeC spotted at dinner after BBNaija Reunion episode
5 Kannywood veterans still on screen
Enforce basic safety, hygiene in water factories, expert tells NAFDAC
Water Day: ‘52.7m Nigerians have no access to water supply’
CAM Bill 2018 and legal reforms to drive Ease of Doing Business
Colloquium in honour of Prof Nwosu holds August 17
You can’t know it all
Ajimobi appoints principal officers for Ibadan Poly

The Sun
Minimum wage: Buhari pledges speedy action on technical report
Zamfara: Appeal Court nullifies APC primaries
Rivers: AAC deputy gov candidate dumps party for PDP
Sokoto guber: 342 votes margin’ll remain evergreen -Tambuwal
Bauchi guber: INEC declares PDP winner
Lawan, Ndume declare for Senate presidency
APC won’t share power with PDP – Oshiomhole
We’ve complied with FG’s policies on accountability, transparency – Buratai
Idoma group condemns killing of NSCDC officer
Kidnapping: How editor’s daughter was rescued
Offa robbery: Court refuses post mortem analysis of dead suspect
Marafa praises Appeal Court’s nullification of Zamfara APC primaries
APC demands PDP’s probe over alleged access to INEC server
FXTM gets licence from FSC
NASCON posts N4.4bn profits; pays 100k dividend
How we plan to handle 600m PoS transactions this year –Ajao, acting MD, NIBSS
Samsung Heavy Industries Nigeria attains 1,200 days on no lost time injuries
Nigeria needs N10trn infrastructure bond to curb deficit –Minister
INEC shifts date for issuance of certificates of return to Sanwo-Olu, Hamzat
Alleged vote-buying: ANRP guber candidate threatens to drag Emmanuel to ICC
The Success Adegor story
Scrap supplementary polls now
Long wait for Nostradamus
2019 polls: The real winners are found in Akwa Ibom
Manipulated elections and Nigerian judiciary
Buhari’s victory: Obiano, Umahi & Ndigbo
FG celebrates new peak of 110,724.93mwh as Discos bemoan revenue loss of N1.4trn
We’ll soon reveal why Boeing 737 MAX 8 crashed –Ethiopian Airlines
Air Peace alleges discrimination by aviation regulators
Lagos Building collapse: Another avoidable tragedy
Buhari, Atiku and Nigeria’s future

Tribune
BREAKING: PDP’s Bala Mohammed Wins Bauchi Governorship Election
9th Assembly: Female Lawmaker, Onyejeocha, Shows Interest I
Nigerians In UAE, UK Now To Enrol For NIN ― NIMC
Senator Wamakko, APC Candidate Did Not Call Me ― Tambuwal
No One Was Trapped In Collapsed Lagos Building ― LASEMA
Segun Awolowo demands feedback from SMEs on past intervention programmes
Fayose hails Court’s nullification of APC primaries in Zamfara
Tafawa Balewa results: INEC begins regeneration, collation of results
Ibadan NSE boss laments spate of building collapse
I was going to run away during collation of Oyo election results ― REC
Buhari mourns literary icon, Okara
Success’ videotape: Lady to receive N500, 000, car gift
‘Nigeria’ll continue to seek aid from developed countries except…’
NURTW tussle: Oyo Artisans appeal to Auxiliary, Ejiogbe to eschew violence
Appeal court verdict: Zamfara govt urges party members to remain calm
How Our Father Defiled, Raped Us, 2 Sisters Tell Court
20-year-old applicant docked for allegedly stealing native attire
Man, 28, docked for allegedly stealing motorcycle
2 sisters docked for allegedly inflicting injuries on tenant
NBMA Fully Backed By National Assembly ― Chidoka
ACAI, GIZ/SEDIN organise training for 35 lead farmers to boost cassava…
Tax reform, digitisation key to financing development ― ECA
3,050 entrepreneurs win 2019 TEF entrepreneurship grants
How Buhari’s Popularity Won Election For APC In Jigawa
Emergence Of Graduate Artisans
Why Nigeria is still grappling with providing water for all
Crans Montana Forum: Morocco creating pathway for Africa’s future —…
What do you think could be done to correct the ills of 2019 elections?

Leadership

NASS LEADERSHIP: APC Settles For Gbajabiamila As Govs, Senators-elect Meet PMB
Yari, Others To Lose Seats As A’Court Voids Zamfara APC Primaries
Trump Declares Exoneration After Muller’s Report
France, Germany Hold Joint Parliamentary Session
2 Russian Military Planes Land Near Caracas, Venezuela
My Government Has No Cabal – Tambuwal
PASAN Kicks Over Delay In Appointment Of New NASS Commission
‘APC Was Robbed Of Victory In Imo’
Stanbic IBTC Promises Gender-balanced Workforce
GE Partners YTF To Boost Nigerian Tech Start-ups
AFICTF Unveils 2-year Development Plan For Digital Inclusion
ZIFA Confirms Fan’s Death At AFCON Match
Djokovic, Isner Through To Miami Open 4th Round
Musa Splashes Cash On U-23 After Libya Thumping
Success’ Videotape: Lady To Receive N500, 000, Car Gift
Singer, Waje Set To Quit Music, Nigerians React
Nigerian Elections And The Military: Between Facts And Fiction
For A Stable 9th House Of Reps
As Al-Bashir Moves To Reunite Sudan
Nigeria’s Healthcare System Struggles Amidst Dearth Of Doctors
LASUTH To Partner NGOs On Free Surgery For People Suffering Heart Diseases
EDITORIAL: VAT Increase Now Will Be Counterproductive
We Should Prune Number Of Political Parties Before 2023 – Moghalu
Return Of Spoken Word
The Utility Of Legislature’s Ranking Rule

The Guardian
Zamfara governor seat may be vacant as court nullifies APC primaries
‘Once result is announced, only tribunal, not INEC, has legal right to cancel it’
Confusion in Rivers AAC, APC as Yeeh defects to PDP
El-Zakzaky, wife’s trial suffers setback as court adjourns case indefinitely
Buhari gets minimum wage panel report, promises prompt action
We’ve sustained Akunyili’s legacy by wiping out fake drugs, says NAFDAC
Shettima raises panel over child prostitution, abortion in Maiduguri prison
Health minister, experts decry rising cases of Tuberculosis in Nigeria
Two injured in another collapse Lagos building
‘Nigerians will see a different Super Eagles against Pharaohs’
Ronaldo injured as Portugal held by Serbia
Amuneke is a good risk taker, says Adepoju
Sterling calls for stadium bans as racist abuse overshadows 5-star England
Infantino, African football presidents confirmed for NFF awards
France cruise past Iceland in Euro qualifying
Conspiracy, betrayal bane of Southwest PDP in 2019 elections
How 2019 polls dim prospects of a better electoral process
APC chieftain faults Emerhor for claiming Omo-Agege’s poll victory
The low turnout problem
Building a long lasting business
Editorial: The presidency, CBN and productive economic reforms
Reversing a mismanaged economy
Making Nigeria business-friendly
The Success Adegor story
‘Tax reforms hold $72b in extra revenue for Nigeria, others’
Nigeria Customs Service rakes in N1.4 billion at Seme border
Boeing tests new software for embattled B737Max planes, meets customers
PWC canvasses simpler tax process for enhanced compliance
Court decides veracity of accused confessional statement April 11
Passage of 2018 CAM bill in sight as reforms boost friendly business environment
Once it cannot be said who signed a process, it is incurably bad, can’t be remedied by rules of court
Synagogue Church foundation passed soil test, witness says
Civil service struggles amid innovation
Dangote Refinery inaugurates skills acquisition programme
Basin authority empowers 1,000 youths in Ogun State

Vanguard
A-Court sacks Gov-elect, all APC candidates in Zamfara
Military abused our electoral process – Ola Makinde
Appeal Court ruling on Zamfara: We’re studying judgement- PDP
EU EOM commend INEC
Ita Faji Collapse: Architects’ Council, Others Call For Urban Renewal Scheme In Lagos Island
We Need Extra N142bn For New Terminals, FG Tells Senate
Lawyer Alleges Detention Torture Of Female Police Officer
NCDMB, NLNG Sign Train 7 Nigerian Content Plan, To Create 10,000 Jobs
Ondo Killer-Boyfriend Of HND Student To Die By Hanging
Accountability Lab Holds 2019 Challenge In Partnership With Canada, Oando
Senate Presidency: Buhari Meets APC Senators-Elect, Govs
Nigeria Loses N302bn To Gas Flaring In One Year
Shell, UBA Sign $200m Contractor Support Fund
Ugwuanyi Embarks On Pre-Contract Inspection
BNC Issues 14-Day Ultimatum To NIFOR Over Headship, Petitions IG, Others
NASS Leadership As APC’s Sword Of Damocles
Dealers Association Moves Against Motorcycles’ Theft In Ika
HEI Presents Welfare Items To Kirikiri Medium Prison Inmates
Group Faults Suspension Of Airhiavbere
Conquer Poverty By Planting Bamboo, Ayade, Monarch Tell C’River Villagers
Research: Sc & Technology Ministry Presents N20m Grants To 4 Academies
Court sentences killer boyfriend of an HND student to death by hanging
Senate Presidency: Ndume writes APC leadership, declares interest
Kano Supplementary polls, scandalous – Obi
Three-storey building collapses in Lagos
The internal conspiracies that destroyed Delta APC – AVM Ajobena
Adeleke: How tribunal judgment upset emotions in Osun
This election has embarrassed Nigeria — Sen. Okon
Nigeria vs Egypt friendly: Balogun, Onuachu to face Pharaohs
Ighalo is AFCON 2019 qualifiers’ top hit man
NIGERIA VS EGYPT: Akpeyi, Ezenwa to keep for Eagles
U-23 AFCON Qualifiers: Osimhen scores hat-trick, as Nigeria beat Libya 4-0
Qatar’s Barshim, Nigeria’s Edward motivate me, says 2018 NSF high jump bronze medallist
Reckless sex? You might as well put your teenage girl on the pill!
The nightmare of coping with a teenage girl who’s tasted the forbidden fruit!
When it’s the wife who always throws punch!
Intrigues of paternity issues
DJ Cuppy dazzles fans again with newly acquired N75m Ferrari Portofino
Kano re-run: Kannywood celebrates Ganduje’s victory
Nigerians react to Waje’s video on moves to quit music
NCDMB, NLNG sign Train 7 Nigerian Content Plan, to create 10,000 jobs
2 sisters docked for allegedly inflicting injuries on tenant with razor blades
Ministry doles out N20m to 4 academies
Conquer poverty by planting bamboo, Ayade, monarch tell C’River villagers
Muslim group sues internet giants over NZ massacre video
HEI presents welfare items to Kirikiri Medium Prison inmates

News Headlines Mar 26, 2019. Headlines From Nigeria’s Major Newspapers

News Headlines Mar 26, 2019. Headlines From Nigeria’s Major Newspapers

Compiled by Demola Adefajo

The Punch
INEC server: Secondus kicks as APC wants PDP leaders arrested for ‘illegal access’
PDP, Fayose hail verdict as Appeal Court nullifies Zamfara APC primaries
PDP candidate, Bala Mohammed, defeats Bauchi governor
Building marked for demolition collapses in Lagos
APC must have its way in the leadership of National Assembly – Oshiomhole
Wema Bank faults ICPC report on Ehindero’s trial
Ethiopian Airlines still believes in Boeing despite crash – CEO
Offa robbery: Court grants defence request to examine cause of suspects’ injuries
Groups threaten to sue INEC over Okorocha’s certificate
Ondo court sentences man to death for killing girlfriend
PDP candidate, Bala Mohammed, defeats Bauchi governor
Command arrests three for killing nurse in Enugu
Metering is your responsibility, NERC fires back at Discos
Bauchi: Gov Abubakar congratulates Bala Mohammed
INEC to issue Sanwo-Olu’s certificate of return Friday
Tipper driver crushes truck conductor to death
Police rescue abducted Delta girl in Nasarawa
Family kicks as vigilante shoots Ogun resident dead at night
FG should rehabilitate slain NSCDC officer’s family – Idoma group
Police rescue six-year-old girl allegedly sold for N100,000
Woman, 75, detained for standing surety for son that jumped bail
Hard work, belief gave us AFCON ticket – Amuneke
Fan dies during AFCON match in Harare
U-23 AFCON: Five-star Osimhen fires Nigeria past Libya
Tanzanian president rewards players
GOtv to air Nigeria, Egypt clash
Akpeyi, Onuachu to start against Pharaohs
NYSC’s biometric clearance system’ll curb corruption – DG
Plant biotechnology can help achieve SDGs – Obembe
We’ve stamped out cultism in UNIPORT –VC
Ibadan Poly gets new rector
Improve teachers’ welfare, Provost tells FG
‘We’ll help you to fulfil your dreams’
Rock pioneer Scott Walker dies aged 76
Music is taking the bulk of my money, says singer Waje as she shares frustrations
Mental health approach crucial for combating non-communicable diseases
Google enrols 12 African start-ups into accelerator initiative
Rising PoS transaction failure worries bank customers
NITDA launches portal for indigenous IT companies
Editorial: 2019 budget: Avoiding past legislative pitfalls
Why Nigerian universities are graduating illiterates
PIGB: Saving Nigeria from NNPC
The silent rage of air pollution in Nigeria
Building Collapse: Govt’s role beyond condolences

The Nation
Kano rerun: Remain calm, PDP urges supporters
Zamfara: Appeal Court has vindicated us, says Marafa
Polls: Domestic observers rate Plateau high in peaceful, orderly conduct
Kano re-run: Observers’ group tasks aggrieved politicians on peace
Buhari moves to prevent National Assembly hijack
Literary icon Gabriel Okara dies at 97
Offa robbery: Court refuses post-mortem of dead suspect
Two feared injured as another building collapses
Rivers AAC governorship candidate alleges threat to life
Kagame, Disu urge alliance for Africa’s digitalisation
Breaking: Bala Mohammed wins Bauchi guber race
N1.3trn public funds stolen in four years, says Magu
You are jittery, PDP tells APC, Buhari
Why I defected to PDP, by AAC governorship running mate
Kudos, knocks for rerun elections
Buhari receives minimum wage report
APGA: Buhari’s policies will stabilise economy
APC urges Police, DSS to invesitgate Atiku’s claim to access to INEC server
Ndume joins race for Senate President
‘Why I want to be Speaker’
Kwara: New dawn, new expectations
NGO calls for prosecution of electoral offenders
Lessons of 2019 elections
Atiku’s suit lacks merit, bound to fail- BMO
9th Assembly: Onyejeocha declares for Speaker
2020 ICC Cricket World Cup: Nigeria won’t add to number in South Africa – NCF
Qatar Open: Quadri, Omotayo get bye to next round
Osihmen shines as Nigeria U23 stun Libya U23 4-0 to qualify for AFCON 2019
Real Madrid budgets £240m for ‘Operation Mbappe’
Tide against commercial motorcyclists, tricyclists
Transcorp okays $2.5b for power sector
Air Peace gets third B 777
Pensioners seek support for FAAN
Samsung: tough driving HSE awareness in workers
Smart devices boost camera market, says Canon
Our father raped us for years, say daughters
Witness’ absence stalls Dane’s murder trial
Rape suspect seeks bail to write exam
IE sets up panel on disputed bills
Police rescue six year old child sold to ritualist
Ibadan Poly gets new rector, registrar
Police arrest two suspects over alleged murder of woman in Enugu
Kano rerun: Prosecute electoral offenders, observers tell INEC
Ortom’s wife expresses concern over menstrual health
71 percent of TB patients are affected by catastrophic cost, says FG
26 must-have things for NYSC orientation camp
Buhari, governors and state debauchery
Editorial: For better micro-credit
State independence

ThisDay
Buhari, Jonathan, Dickson Mourn Literary Icon, Gabriel Okara
9th National Assembly: APC Will Not Share Power With PDP, Says Oshiomhole
Court Adjourns Hearing on Rivers Guber Poll to March 28
Nigeria 2019: Have we learnt any lessons?
Victor Osimhen’s Hat-trick Sinks Libya in Asaba
Ahmed Musa doles out N4m to Olympic Eagles for four goals scored
Canon Launches New Range of Products in Nigerian Market
Bridgestone Opens Showroom in Lagos
2019 LAGOS INTERNATIONAL POLO
Abuja Almat Wins Majekodunmi Cup in First Attempt
Electrocuted Man in Nasarawa Not Our Staff, Disco Claims
Offa Bank Robbery Trial: Court Refuses Post-mortem Analysis on Corpse of Principal Suspect, Adikwu
Rivers AAC Deputy Guber Candidate Defects to PDP
EFCC: N1.3tn Stolen in Four Years
Herdsmen Kill Two Persons in Nasarawa
La Casera Deepens Market Penetration
EU Observers: Violence Marred Supplementary Elections
DATA PROTECTION AND DIGITAL REVOLUTION
Protest in Rivers over resumed collation
INEC Resumes Collation of Tafawa Balewa Guber Election Results in Bauchi
Ndume Writes Oshiomhole, Expresses interest in Senate Presidency
Appeal Court Nullifies Zamfara APC Primaries
Summit to Discuss Service Innovation
New Gas Commercialisation Plan Seeks to End Flaring in Three Years
Captain’s Day: Ikeja Golf Club Honours Winners
Qualification Matches for Euro 2020 Continue on DStv
Ronaldo Injured, Barkley Shines in England’s Win against Montenegro
EDITORIAL: CHALLENGES OF CORPORATE GOVERNANCE IN NIGERIA

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Daily Trust
Reps will continue to support biosafety agency — C’ttee chairman
WHO urges govts to scale up investments in TB care
Chidoka accused of sacrilege, suspended by Igwe of Obosi
Nigeria must think out of box to tackle security threats – Olonisakin
Ebonyi rice farmers to get N3bn loan
JUST IN: Buhari, Oshiomhole, 9 governors, APC Senators-elect in crucial meeting
Bauchi governorship: INEC begins regeneration of Tafawa Balewa election results
Nigeria needs N10trn infrastructure bond to curb deficit – Fashola
Shun vindictiveness — Ganduje urged
Search for new Kano speaker begins
Observers adjudge Plateau election fair, orderly
Nigeria thrash Libya, reach final round of U23 AFCON qualifier
Onuachu to make full Nigeria debut against Egypt
Garba Lawal delighted by U-23’s spanking of Libya
Mortgate rate must be below 10% to spur housing dev’t – Aliyu
Failed POS transactions: NIBSS, banks move to tackle delayed reversals
Forex: Again, CBN intervenes with $268.60m, CNY39.09m
‘Over 10,000 beneficiaries get FCT scholarship’
Board clamps down on illegal farmers
Women with disabilities empowered in Abuja
Re: The judiciary: Matters arising
Success and the dividends of stubbornness
Anthropology of fabricating electoral results: How the Kano outcome might have emerged
Buhari, Atiku and Nigeria’s future
US: Trump triumphant after being cleared of collusion
ISRAEL: Military strike Hamas targets in Gaza after rocket hits house
CONGO: Ebola epidemic exceeds 1,000 cases
Police arrest 113 suspected cultists, recover 8 vehicles, in Anambra
NSCDC seizes 2 trucks with 66,000 litres illegally refined diesel in Edo
Security man bags 9 months imprisonment for theft of A/C compressor
Editorial: That riot act to parents
On the realities of spurring employment via technology – Part III
Hamonise minimum wage for quick assent – TUC tells NASS
Nigeria to eliminate chemical fertilisers in agriculture, says Ogbeh
College provost warns students on cohabitation
Success’ videotape: Lady to receive N500, 000, car gift
Bida Poly to introduce additional degree programmes
Linda Ejiofor, Ibrahim Suleiman mark Tinsel’s 2500th episode with special dinner
Tobi, CeeC spotted at dinner after BBNaija Reunion episode
5 Kannywood veterans still on screen
Enforce basic safety, hygiene in water factories, expert tells NAFDAC
Water Day: ‘52.7m Nigerians have no access to water supply’
CAM Bill 2018 and legal reforms to drive Ease of Doing Business
Colloquium in honour of Prof Nwosu holds August 17
You can’t know it all
Ajimobi appoints principal officers for Ibadan Poly

The Sun
Minimum wage: Buhari pledges speedy action on technical report
Zamfara: Appeal Court nullifies APC primaries
Rivers: AAC deputy gov candidate dumps party for PDP
Sokoto guber: 342 votes margin’ll remain evergreen -Tambuwal
Bauchi guber: INEC declares PDP winner
Lawan, Ndume declare for Senate presidency
APC won’t share power with PDP – Oshiomhole
We’ve complied with FG’s policies on accountability, transparency – Buratai
Idoma group condemns killing of NSCDC officer
Kidnapping: How editor’s daughter was rescued
Offa robbery: Court refuses post mortem analysis of dead suspect
Marafa praises Appeal Court’s nullification of Zamfara APC primaries
APC demands PDP’s probe over alleged access to INEC server
FXTM gets licence from FSC
NASCON posts N4.4bn profits; pays 100k dividend
How we plan to handle 600m PoS transactions this year –Ajao, acting MD, NIBSS
Samsung Heavy Industries Nigeria attains 1,200 days on no lost time injuries
Nigeria needs N10trn infrastructure bond to curb deficit –Minister
INEC shifts date for issuance of certificates of return to Sanwo-Olu, Hamzat
Alleged vote-buying: ANRP guber candidate threatens to drag Emmanuel to ICC
The Success Adegor story
Scrap supplementary polls now
Long wait for Nostradamus
2019 polls: The real winners are found in Akwa Ibom
Manipulated elections and Nigerian judiciary
Buhari’s victory: Obiano, Umahi & Ndigbo
FG celebrates new peak of 110,724.93mwh as Discos bemoan revenue loss of N1.4trn
We’ll soon reveal why Boeing 737 MAX 8 crashed –Ethiopian Airlines
Air Peace alleges discrimination by aviation regulators
Lagos Building collapse: Another avoidable tragedy
Buhari, Atiku and Nigeria’s future

Tribune
BREAKING: PDP’s Bala Mohammed Wins Bauchi Governorship Election
9th Assembly: Female Lawmaker, Onyejeocha, Shows Interest I
Nigerians In UAE, UK Now To Enrol For NIN ― NIMC
Senator Wamakko, APC Candidate Did Not Call Me ― Tambuwal
No One Was Trapped In Collapsed Lagos Building ― LASEMA
Segun Awolowo demands feedback from SMEs on past intervention programmes
Fayose hails Court’s nullification of APC primaries in Zamfara
Tafawa Balewa results: INEC begins regeneration, collation of results
Ibadan NSE boss laments spate of building collapse
I was going to run away during collation of Oyo election results ― REC
Buhari mourns literary icon, Okara
Success’ videotape: Lady to receive N500, 000, car gift
‘Nigeria’ll continue to seek aid from developed countries except…’
NURTW tussle: Oyo Artisans appeal to Auxiliary, Ejiogbe to eschew violence
Appeal court verdict: Zamfara govt urges party members to remain calm
How Our Father Defiled, Raped Us, 2 Sisters Tell Court
20-year-old applicant docked for allegedly stealing native attire
Man, 28, docked for allegedly stealing motorcycle
2 sisters docked for allegedly inflicting injuries on tenant
NBMA Fully Backed By National Assembly ― Chidoka
ACAI, GIZ/SEDIN organise training for 35 lead farmers to boost cassava…
Tax reform, digitisation key to financing development ― ECA
3,050 entrepreneurs win 2019 TEF entrepreneurship grants
How Buhari’s Popularity Won Election For APC In Jigawa
Emergence Of Graduate Artisans
Why Nigeria is still grappling with providing water for all
Crans Montana Forum: Morocco creating pathway for Africa’s future —…
What do you think could be done to correct the ills of 2019 elections?

Leadership

NASS LEADERSHIP: APC Settles For Gbajabiamila As Govs, Senators-elect Meet PMB
Yari, Others To Lose Seats As A’Court Voids Zamfara APC Primaries
Trump Declares Exoneration After Muller’s Report
France, Germany Hold Joint Parliamentary Session
2 Russian Military Planes Land Near Caracas, Venezuela
My Government Has No Cabal – Tambuwal
PASAN Kicks Over Delay In Appointment Of New NASS Commission
‘APC Was Robbed Of Victory In Imo’
Stanbic IBTC Promises Gender-balanced Workforce
GE Partners YTF To Boost Nigerian Tech Start-ups
AFICTF Unveils 2-year Development Plan For Digital Inclusion
ZIFA Confirms Fan’s Death At AFCON Match
Djokovic, Isner Through To Miami Open 4th Round
Musa Splashes Cash On U-23 After Libya Thumping
Success’ Videotape: Lady To Receive N500, 000, Car Gift
Singer, Waje Set To Quit Music, Nigerians React
Nigerian Elections And The Military: Between Facts And Fiction
For A Stable 9th House Of Reps
As Al-Bashir Moves To Reunite Sudan
Nigeria’s Healthcare System Struggles Amidst Dearth Of Doctors
LASUTH To Partner NGOs On Free Surgery For People Suffering Heart Diseases
EDITORIAL: VAT Increase Now Will Be Counterproductive
We Should Prune Number Of Political Parties Before 2023 – Moghalu
Return Of Spoken Word
The Utility Of Legislature’s Ranking Rule

The Guardian
Zamfara governor seat may be vacant as court nullifies APC primaries
‘Once result is announced, only tribunal, not INEC, has legal right to cancel it’
Confusion in Rivers AAC, APC as Yeeh defects to PDP
El-Zakzaky, wife’s trial suffers setback as court adjourns case indefinitely
Buhari gets minimum wage panel report, promises prompt action
We’ve sustained Akunyili’s legacy by wiping out fake drugs, says NAFDAC
Shettima raises panel over child prostitution, abortion in Maiduguri prison
Health minister, experts decry rising cases of Tuberculosis in Nigeria
Two injured in another collapse Lagos building
‘Nigerians will see a different Super Eagles against Pharaohs’
Ronaldo injured as Portugal held by Serbia
Amuneke is a good risk taker, says Adepoju
Sterling calls for stadium bans as racist abuse overshadows 5-star England
Infantino, African football presidents confirmed for NFF awards
France cruise past Iceland in Euro qualifying
Conspiracy, betrayal bane of Southwest PDP in 2019 elections
How 2019 polls dim prospects of a better electoral process
APC chieftain faults Emerhor for claiming Omo-Agege’s poll victory
The low turnout problem
Building a long lasting business
Editorial: The presidency, CBN and productive economic reforms
Reversing a mismanaged economy
Making Nigeria business-friendly
The Success Adegor story
‘Tax reforms hold $72b in extra revenue for Nigeria, others’
Nigeria Customs Service rakes in N1.4 billion at Seme border
Boeing tests new software for embattled B737Max planes, meets customers
PWC canvasses simpler tax process for enhanced compliance
Court decides veracity of accused confessional statement April 11
Passage of 2018 CAM bill in sight as reforms boost friendly business environment
Once it cannot be said who signed a process, it is incurably bad, can’t be remedied by rules of court
Synagogue Church foundation passed soil test, witness says
Civil service struggles amid innovation
Dangote Refinery inaugurates skills acquisition programme
Basin authority empowers 1,000 youths in Ogun State

Vanguard
A-Court sacks Gov-elect, all APC candidates in Zamfara
Military abused our electoral process – Ola Makinde
Appeal Court ruling on Zamfara: We’re studying judgement- PDP
EU EOM commend INEC
Ita Faji Collapse: Architects’ Council, Others Call For Urban Renewal Scheme In Lagos Island
We Need Extra N142bn For New Terminals, FG Tells Senate
Lawyer Alleges Detention Torture Of Female Police Officer
NCDMB, NLNG Sign Train 7 Nigerian Content Plan, To Create 10,000 Jobs
Ondo Killer-Boyfriend Of HND Student To Die By Hanging
Accountability Lab Holds 2019 Challenge In Partnership With Canada, Oando
Senate Presidency: Buhari Meets APC Senators-Elect, Govs
Nigeria Loses N302bn To Gas Flaring In One Year
Shell, UBA Sign $200m Contractor Support Fund
Ugwuanyi Embarks On Pre-Contract Inspection
BNC Issues 14-Day Ultimatum To NIFOR Over Headship, Petitions IG, Others
NASS Leadership As APC’s Sword Of Damocles
Dealers Association Moves Against Motorcycles’ Theft In Ika
HEI Presents Welfare Items To Kirikiri Medium Prison Inmates
Group Faults Suspension Of Airhiavbere
Conquer Poverty By Planting Bamboo, Ayade, Monarch Tell C’River Villagers
Research: Sc & Technology Ministry Presents N20m Grants To 4 Academies
Court sentences killer boyfriend of an HND student to death by hanging
Senate Presidency: Ndume writes APC leadership, declares interest
Kano Supplementary polls, scandalous – Obi
Three-storey building collapses in Lagos
The internal conspiracies that destroyed Delta APC – AVM Ajobena
Adeleke: How tribunal judgment upset emotions in Osun
This election has embarrassed Nigeria — Sen. Okon
Nigeria vs Egypt friendly: Balogun, Onuachu to face Pharaohs
Ighalo is AFCON 2019 qualifiers’ top hit man
NIGERIA VS EGYPT: Akpeyi, Ezenwa to keep for Eagles
U-23 AFCON Qualifiers: Osimhen scores hat-trick, as Nigeria beat Libya 4-0
Qatar’s Barshim, Nigeria’s Edward motivate me, says 2018 NSF high jump bronze medallist
Reckless sex? You might as well put your teenage girl on the pill!
The nightmare of coping with a teenage girl who’s tasted the forbidden fruit!
When it’s the wife who always throws punch!
Intrigues of paternity issues
DJ Cuppy dazzles fans again with newly acquired N75m Ferrari Portofino
Kano re-run: Kannywood celebrates Ganduje’s victory
Nigerians react to Waje’s video on moves to quit music
NCDMB, NLNG sign Train 7 Nigerian Content Plan, to create 10,000 jobs
2 sisters docked for allegedly inflicting injuries on tenant with razor blades
Ministry doles out N20m to 4 academies
Conquer poverty by planting bamboo, Ayade, monarch tell C’River villagers
Muslim group sues internet giants over NZ massacre video
HEI presents welfare items to Kirikiri Medium Prison inmates

How our father defiled, raped us, two sisters tell court

How our father defiled, raped us, 2 sisters tell court

Two sisters on Monday told an Ikeja Domestic Violence and Special Offences Court, how their father, Gabriel Ogbar, allegedly defiled and raped them at their residence at Oke-Ogbe, Atura area of Badagry, Lagos State.

The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports that the two sisters (names withheld) made the revelation at the ongoing trial of Ogbar, a middle-aged driver, for defiling and raping his three daughters.

Sister A (23) told the court that she endured sexual abuse from her father for five-years from the age of 12 until she was 18-years-old.

She said in her testimony: “When I was 12-years-old, I was living with my mum and dad, my mum is not always around because she is a businesswoman and my father was a driver at the time.

“Whenever my mother is not around, he comes to me at night with a knife or screwdriver or something harmful to threaten me to open up to sleep with me, because I was scared at the time, I gave in to his requests to sleep with me.

“It continued for a very long time, I could not tell anyone about it because I was scared. When I got to the age of 18-years, there was a night he came to me but I ran to my mum’s pastor who is Mrs Ochiegbu and I reported the event to her.

“I hid in her church and my dad came and was saying that I should start coming home but unknown to him, I had explained everything to them at church, I waited at the church till my mother returned and I went home with her.

“The next day, the pastor called my mother and told her everything I told her, she was upset and did not know what to do.”

Sister A said that her father continued to ask her for sex and she had to run away from home for a year, she said she had thought the abuse at home had stopped until her older sister (Sister B) caught their father defiling their 13-year-old sister.

“I and my older sister (Sister B) went for a vigil, my father did not allow our younger sister to go for the vigil, my older sister said she had a funny feeling and needed to go home to check on our younger sister.

“When she got home everywhere was quiet and being suspicious, she went to the window to peep and she saw my dad trying to rape our younger sister, he had just finished fingering her.

“My older sister shouted and ran back to the church to report what happened, I and my older sister went back to the house to get our younger sister out of the house.

“He started attacking us and we started fighting him too, our younger sister ran out and we told her to go to the church until my mum came because she comes late.

“We reported to our mum and asked our younger sister how long it had been going on and she explained that it had been a very long time he had been doing it to her and that she told her uncle at school,” she said.

Sister A said that the abuse was reported to Andrew Ogbar, the defendant’s brother who threatened them that they should not testify against their father.

Sister B who is 25-years-old while giving her testimony, told the court that the sexual abuse from their father started when she was 10-years-old.

She said that nobody believed her when she reported the abuse to the police.

“When it started, he threatened that he will kill me if I told anyone, because he used to scare me, I used to run away from home to stay with my friends and my mum never knew about it.

“One day he was beating and threatening me, I could not take it anymore and I again ran away from home. He was pursuing me and I ran to the police station at Iba.

“The police asked me what happened and I told them what happened, the police thought I was lying because my father was pursuing me.

“The police caught him, he denied my allegations and said that it is because I ran away from home, that is why I made up the allegations, the police believed him,” Sister B said.

She said the family moved to Atura in Badagry and the sexual abuse continued. Sister B also gave insight into the night she caught her father defiling her 13-year-old sister.

“I looked through the window and saw my father sleeping with my little sister. I went into the house and caught my father coming out of the room he shares with my mum.

“I saw my little sister shaking and crying and my father ran out immediately he saw me asking me why I was back home from the vigil and I thought to myself that this man thinks I don’t know what is going on.

“I asked my younger sister what happened and she said that daddy just finished sleeping with her, I was angry and provoked, I shouted because I wanted the whole street to know what was going on,” Sister B said.

Sister B said that following the revelation that their father was also defiling the youngest sister, their father became aggressive, threatening the sisters and their mother.

“The threats were too much, my father hit my mother with a stick and wanted to burn her alive with fuel.

“We reported him to the Marogbo Police Station but he kept evading arrest until the police caught him.

“When the police saw the injuries on my mum’s hand from my father, they believed us and that is when we were taken from one court to another,” she said.

While being cross-examined by Mr Peter Odoeme, Sister B noted that she caught her father defiling their 13-year-old sister in July 2015.

NAN reports that on Feb. 25, the youngest sister (name withheld) had privately given evidence in court about the alleged defilement.

The press and members of the public were asked to leave the courtroom during the third sister’s testimony because she was a minor.

Following the testimony of the sisters, Justice Abiola Soladoye adjourned the case until May 23 for continuation of trial. (NAN)

We’ll review National Minimum Wage report speedily —Buhari

We’ll review National Minimum Wage report speedily —Buhari

President Muhammadu Buhari on Monday in Abuja received the report of the Presidential Technical Advisory Committee on the Implementation of the National Minimum Wage with a pledge to review it expeditiously.

The PTAC, which was inaugurated on January 9, was mandated to advise the Federal Government on how best to fund, in a sustained manner, the additional costs of implementing the imminent increase in the National Minimum Wage.

The committee was also asked to advise on the consequential increases in salaries and allowances for other employees without worsening the already difficult fiscal condition and without adversely impacting the nation’s development goals as set out in the Economic Recovery and Growth Plan.

The committee was also required to propose a work plan and modalities for implementation of the salary increase.

President Buhari noted with delight the way and manner the Technical Committee, chaired by an economist and businessman, Bismarck Rewane, took on “this important national assignment with all seriousness.’’

“Let me thank the chairman, Mr. Bismarck Rewane, and all the committee members most sincerely for your patriotism, hard work, commitment and sacrifices.

“I understand that you have worked tirelessly to ensure that you deliver the report before we receive the Minimum Wage Bill from the National Assembly.

“Let me also thank the Minister of Budget and National Planning for coordinating the work of the committee.’’

The president also commended the Budget Office of the Federation, the National Incomes, Salaries and Wages Commission, the Office of the Accountant General of the Federation, the Federal Inland Revenue Service, the National Bureau of Statistics and the Central Bank of Nigeria for providing strong support to the committee in the course of its assignment.

“May I also appreciate the support we received from private sectors, particularly, Access Bank Plc, Pricewater House Coopers, KPMG Advisory Services, Financial Derivatives Company and Economic Associates.

We can make people disappear without trace, WAEC Official threatens Prof Akintola, others

We can make people disappear without trace, WAEC Official threatens Prof Akintola, others

In a tone reminiscent of the dark days of military era in Nigeria, an official of the West African Examinations Council, Dr. Henry S.A. Osidehinde, has threatened that the government can make anybody disappear without trace.
Answering a question from participants at a seminar on Teachers’ Development in an ICT Driven world in Lagos, Osidehinde who is a Deputy Registrar in charge of School Examinations Department at the Lagos office specifically warned the Coordinator of Muslim Rights Concern (MURIC) Professor Akintola, against protesting on schedule of WAEC examination during Friday prayer time.
“Somebody like Professor Ishaq Akintola would go to a school and disrupt the school because of prayer time. You don’t threaten an institution like government. The government can take anybody out and they will not see that person again. And nothing will happen. Nothing”, he declared emphatically.
It would be recalled that a number of Nigerians disappeared without trace during the military era. Notable among them was a journalist, Bagauda Kaltho who was declared missing during the military era of General Sani Abacha. It was only after the fall of the regime that Nigerians got to know that he was bombed by operatives of the junta.

Delivering the paper for the Seminar, Dr Babajide Bakare implored teachers to embrace the use of information and communication technology to be able to reach out to their students in the 21st century.
He said teaching has moved away from the era where teachers merely regurgitated what had been learnt over the years.
He said students need to be stimulated to retain their attention.
He therefore charged teachers to invest in technology and research.

News Headlines Mar 25, 2019. Headlines From Nigeria’s Major Newspapers

News Headlines Mar 25, 2019. Headlines From Nigeria’s Major Newspapers

Compiled by Demola Adefajo

The Punch
APC’s Ganduje, Lalong win, PDP’s Tambuwal, Ortom re-elected
Court convicts visa applicant for forging documents
Anxiety as Saraki’s group plans to influence 9th Senate leadership
Ex-IG Ehindero received 10% interest on police funds — ICPC
Group lobbies Tinubu to back Oyo Rep for Speaker
NEC ‘ll decide Amosun, Okorocha, others fate ­— APC
Okowa, enrol your grandchildren at Okotie-Eboh school
Metering no longer our responsibility, Discos tell consumers
Foreign investors withdrew N55bn from stock market in February —NSE
Police arrest 77 for killing, cult clashes in Ajah
News of my husband’s helicopter crash rattled me, says Osinbajo’s wife
Command nabs suspected cultists for killing three
Plateau woman demands justice for siblings molested by neighbour
Widow of slain NSCDC officer appeals to IG for justice
Suspected Fulani herders rape lady to death
N13bn Ikoyi cash: EFCC declares ex-NIA DG, Oke, wife wanted
I’ll review Ajimobi’s last-minute contracts —Makinde
Man allegedly attempts to rape seven-year-old girl
Fire destroys over 20 houses, several shops at Mile 12
Ortom celebrates victory, calls for reconciliation
Election violence: INEC workers seek transfer from Rivers
TMG demands audit of 2019 elections
Why Buhari didn’t campaign for APC Gov candidates after winning re-election —Aide
FG spent N1.83tn on JV assets in 2018 –NNPC
Shell increases contractor support fund to $2.4bn
Building collapse: Architects advocate monitoring of projects
OPIC set to redevelop Isheri
Amuneke hands Tanzania AFCON ticket
U-23 team won’t disappoint Nigerians –Azubuike
Amuneke hands Tanzania AFCON ticket
Pharaohs land in Asaba for Eagles clash
Sadiq laments poor treatment at Rangers
Obaseki challenges Dalung to Okpekpe race contest
Delta Principals’ Cup final for April 1
Interactive
FG resolves issues hindering implementation of digital switchover
Local software firms execute govt projects worth N5m – NITDA
NCC alerts telecom consumers to cybercrime
Uber launches lighter app
Editorial: Breaking the power sector gridlock
Oppressive bank charges: When silence is not golden
2019 Budget proposals: Plan, policy, budget continuum
Much ado about OML 11

The Nation
Atiku congratulates Tambuwal, Ortom
Abba Yusuf won Kano rerun, PDP insists
Polls: Wamakko urges APC faithful to remain peaceful, calm
PDP leads Imo Assembly with 13 seats
Adamawa Assembly: PDP wins 2 remaining constituencies
Ortom, Lalong, Ganduje, Tambuwal win elections
10,000 jobs likely as NCDMB, NLNG sign $12b Train 7 Nigerian Content Plan
What we expect Buhari to do, by Yoruba elders
My vision for Ninth Senate, by Lawan
Command nabs nurses for allegedly selling baby
My vision for Ninth Senate, by Lawan
Power sector shortfall exceeds N1.4tr due to tariff
POS leads e-payment transactions with 286m deals
Losers kick as polls winners unfold plans
Rivers: Controversy over poll result collation
PDP’s declining influence in Ekiti
Group calls for electoral reforms
Useni heads to court, rejects Lalong’s victory
Why Senate passed 30,000 minimum wage, by Ibrahim
Niger APC suspends Women Affairs Commissioner
Amuneke leads Taifa Stars to first AFCON in 39years
It’s a new dawn for cricket in Nigeria, says NCF boss
Hungary shocks Croatia in Budapest
Giggs: Wales had to get off to a good start
Bafana qualifies for 2019 AFCON
Quadri suffers setback in ETTU Cup
USSD, mobile devices to drive Nigeria’s electronic offers
LCCI: VAT hike’ll compound business woes
BUA, Finnish firm seal 48Mw power project
NCC to disburse N3b subsidy to InfraCos
Zola Electric, Sterling Bank seal power deal
How to check building collapse, by architects
Police arrest suspected serial killer, cultists
Task force washes hands of pupil’s death
Corporation warns against wasting of water
Commuters lament Ikeja Along axis’ gridlock
200 Lagos commercial drivers undergo training
Truck kills woman, injures baby in Lagos
Fayemi immortalises Afenifere leader, three others
Man, 31 remanded in Prison for robbery
‘We are churning out graduates with high employability’
US Navy Band engages instrumentalists in Lagos
Chris Mba down with heart disease
BBNaija: Fans to vote for one more housemate
Don Jazzy’s Mavin signs 18-year old
Rogue Arithmetics
Editorial: For the violated, justice

ThisDay

INEC Declares Lalong, Ortom, Tambuwal, Ganduje Reelected
• Mohammed wins extra election in Bauchi • PDP kicks over Kano
APC: We’ll Enforce Party’s Decision on N’Assembly Leadership
• Lawan vows to obey party’s resolution, explains ambition
Discos Tell Buhari to Sit Up over Power Supply
• Say companies no longer responsible for meters • Give conditions for stability in electricity…
Falana: Assigning Oil Blocks to IOCs, Individuals Unconstitutional
• Asks Buhari to stop practice • Calls for allocation to only federal and state…
At $43.507bn, External Reserves Hit Five-month High
• MPC meets tomorrow
First Bank: Still Standing Gidigba 125 Years After
FAAN, Air Peace Clash over Arrival of New Aircraft
Yoruba Elders Task Buhari on True Federalism
EFCC Declares Ex-NIA DG, Oke, Wife Wanted
Helicopter Crash: My Survival Product of God’s Mercy, Says Osinbajo
Shell, UBA Sign $200m Contractor Support Fund
APC Sweeps All 25 State Assembly Seats in Kogi
Igbo Leaders: Restructuring Remains Our Post-election Priority
You represent the future of Igbo, Arthur Eze tells Ikpeazu
Useni Heads to Court to Challenge Lalong’s Victory
Only FG, Lagos Accessed Capital Market in 2017, Says FRC
Election Petition: Atiku Did His Homework, Says South-west PDP
ASSESSMENT OF POLITICS IN NIGERIA
ATIKU AND ADELEKE’S VICTORY AT THE TRIBUNAL
‘Osun Verdict Isn’t a Basis for Elections Adjudged Inconclusive’
Adeleke Scales One Hurdle, Braces Up for the Future
We Will Not Accept ‘Doctored’ Results, Says Kano PDP
FAAN, Air Peace Clash over Arrival of New Aircraft
US Agency Lauds Eko Petrochemical Refinery
CBN Intervenes in FX Mkt
PCL to Host Breakfast Meeting
Ecobank Storms Mushin
Survey: Consumer Goods, Financial Services Most Attractive Sectors in Nigeria
I’m Delighted to Give Tanzania First AFCON Ticket in 39 Years, Says Amuneke
Fans Query Rohr’s Capacity to Deliver on Super Eagles’ Job
U-23 AFCON QUALIFIER: Nigeria Can Beat Libya Today to Progress to Next Round, Says Okechukwu
Zenith /Delta Principals’ Cup: Keshi Stadium to Host Final April 1
EDITORIAL: WHEN TRILLIONS GO TO WASTE

Daily Trust
Ganduje, Tambuwal, Lalong, Ortom win second term
EFCC declares ex-NIA boss Oke, wife, wanted
Katsina: Rep seeks FG’s intervention against bandits, kidnappers
Oil workers warn against hike in electricity tariff
Unregulated GM products dangerous for Nigeria – NBMA
Inflation rate not reflective of current economic situation – Experts
Benue attack: Our workers insured against mishap – INEC
UPDATED: How Ganduje won Kano Guber poll — INEC
APC rejects result of governorship poll in Sokoto delaney
APC mobilising governors, key chieftains ahead of 9th Assembly
Jubilation as APC sweeps 25 assembly seats in Kogi
Why I met Buhari over leadership of 9th Assembly — Rep Jibrin
El-Kanemi beat Gombe away, Lobi hold Tornadoes in Minna
Uzoho’s errors since World Cup are becoming unacceptable – Okocha
Egypt land in Asaba for big clash with Super Eagles
Inflation rate not reflective of current economic situation – Experts
Power firms decry N1.4trn shortfall as NERC skips 6 tariff reviews
Every Nigerian deserves Internet connectivity – Opeke
Hit and run driver knocks down four family members
FCT Poll: PDP unseats two incumbent chairmen
50 UniAbuja students undergo Guosa language training
Surprise, stalemate, squeaker
Agenda for PMB (III)
Godfatherism: Shettima, Zulum and the new protocol of ‘Tada-gana’
As President Buhari launches Micro pension
MALI: Govt bans hunting society after attack kills 130 Fulani
NORWAY: Cruise ship arrives at port after passenger airlifts
SOMALIA: At least 15 dead in al-Shabab assault
Pastor in police net over abortion
Police arrest 42 electoral offences suspects in A/Ibom
Alleged serial killer, 4 others arrested in Lagos
Editorial: As Dangote Tomato firm resumes
On the realities of spurring employment via technology – Part III
Most MDAs are still without active websites – NITDA
NiMechE trains 30 girls on auto mechanics
Kenyan teacher wins $1m Global Teachers’ Prize
Experts hail Buhari for ratifying Safe Schools Declaration
ECD: What government should do for children
Linda Ejiofor, Ibrahim Suleiman mark Tinsel’s 2500th episode with special dinner
Tobi, CeeC spotted at dinner after BBNaija Reunion episode
Enforce basic safety, hygiene in water factories, expert tells NAFDAC
Water Day: ‘52.7m Nigerians have no access to water supply’
Water Day: Taraba communities get over 100 boreholes from NGO

The Sun
Ogun: I’ll reclaim my mandate at tribunal, Akinlade vows
MASSOB condemns closure of Igbo businesses at Lagos trade fair
Igbo leaders restate commitment to restructuring
EFCC declares Ex-NIA boss, Oke, wife, wanted
Tambuwal, Ortom, Lalong, Ganduje win
Kalu, Okorocha’ll give Ndigbo voice in Senate –Imo commissioner
I’m a product of God’s special mercy –Osinbajo
Kwarans extol Tunde Idiagbon at 20th memorial lecture
Why we introduced mock exam -JAMB
Obaseki laments South South’s underdevelopment
Man in soup for planning to abduct school principal in Edo
Serial killer, Tiny, arrested in Lagos
Senate presidency: My leadership’ll work for Nigerians –Lawan
…Desperation for positions unhealthy –Abdulmumin
9th Assembly: North Central’s quest to produce House Speaker
Bayelsa polls violence: Minister shuns commission of inquiry
Alleged vote-buying: ANRP guber candidate threatens to drag Emmanuel to ICC
40 years of iconic G-Class: Weststar spreads joy to Mercedes lovers with new model
Lekki Concession Company rewards 30 staff for hard-work
Lagos Motor Fair & Autoparts Expo aims to revive auto sector
Dangote Refinery trains 200 youths of host communities in entrepreneurial skills
NUPENG confirms Afolabi as Gen Sec, promotes 3 others
Alleged vote-buying: ANRP guber candidate threatens to drag Emmanuel to ICC
PDP wins as one dies in Taraba supplementary poll
Tambuwal, Ortom, Lalong, Ganduje win
Supplementary poll: Osun APC wins another Assembly seat
Kano guber: INEC finally declares Ganduje winner
Ibom Akwa ANRP guber candidate threatens to drag Udom to ICC
Captain’s Day: Ikeja Golf Club honours winners
Zenith Bank /Delta Principals’ Cup: Keshi Stadium hosts final April 1
2019 Okpekpe 10km road race gets Obaseki boost
U-23 Eagles unleash Uzoho, Osimhen, 2 others on Libya
…Bar journalists, fans from training
Ahmed Musa off to S’Arabia
Serena withdraws from Miami Open with knee injury
Danger ahead
International friendly: Pharaohs invade Asaba, talks tough
Kenyan referees for U23 Eagles, Libya tie
Amuneke Qualifies Tanzania for 2019 AFCON
Naval Training Command tasks officers on physical fitness
Captain’s Day: Ikeja Golf Club honours winners
Zenith Bank /Delta Principals’ Cup: Keshi Stadium hosts final April 1
2019 Okpekpe 10km road race gets Obaseki boost
U-23 Eagles unleash Uzoho, Osimhen, 2 others on Libya
…Bar journalists, fans from training
Ahmed Musa off to S’Arabia
Serena withdraws from Miami Open with knee injury
Long wait for Nostradamus
2019 polls: The real winners are found in Akwa Ibom
Manipulated elections and Nigerian judiciary
Buhari’s victory: Obiano, Umahi & Ndigbo
Election is over, so let’s get serious
Kenyan referees for U23 Eagles, Libya tie
Naval Training Command tasks officers on physical fitness
Captain’s Day: Ikeja Golf Club honours winners
Zenith Bank /Delta Principals’ Cup: Keshi Stadium hosts final April 1
2019 Okpekpe 10km road race gets Obaseki boost
Africa and politics of violence

Vanguard
Tension in Kano as Ganduje wins; PDP rejects results
My fears about military involvement in elections – Mbazulike Amaechi
Benue APC rejects Ortom’s victory, heads to tribunal
Breaking: APC’s Ganduje wins Kano governorship elections
Olympic Eagles Need Goals To Surmount Libya’s Challenge
SEC Moves To Revive Margin Lending
Oyo Gov-Elect Vows To Review Alleged N30bn Contract Award Within 2 Weeks
Operating Online Savings Account
Analysts Bet On Unilever, Seplat Shares, Others
Supplementary Polls: PDP Wins Bayelsa, FCT
Stop Allocating Oil Blocks To Individuals, Corporate Bodies, Falana Tells FG
World TB Day: Africa’s Tuberculosis Burden Falling But Slowly — WHO
‘Saraki’s Group Plots To Influence Emergence Of New Senate Leadership’
I Wish My Husband’s Cabinet’ll Have 41.6% Women — Aisha Buhari
Eleme Kingdom Revives Lost Culture After 44 Years
Lagos And Regulation Of Private Schools
Eagles To Play Three Friendlies Before 2019 AFCON
My Survival In Helicopter Crash, Evidence Of God’s Special Mercy On Me — Osinbajo
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Rain Sacks Oghara, Sapele
FG plots fresh charges against Onnoghen
$43m Ikoyi apartment cash : EFCC declares Ayo Oke, wife wanted
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Lalong secures re-election; Useni heads for tribunal
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The Guardian
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Lordsky Thumbs Up Nigerian Music Producers Ingenuity
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African Union Framework To Prevent Violent Extremism
Need To Zone House Speakership To North-Central
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EDITORIAL : Political Violence, Lessons Not Learnt
Why APC Still Stands Inspite Of Crisis – Usani
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The Utility Of Legislature’s Ranking Rule

How Lalong won Plateau rerun

How Lalong won Plateau rerun (Official Result)

Governor Lalong

By Lami Sadiq and Bashir Liman, Jos |

The incumbent Governor of Plateau State, Simon Bako Lalong of the All Progressives Congress (APC) has been declared winner of the 2019 gubernatorial election, polling 595, 582 votes to defeat his closest rival, Sen. Jeremiah Useni of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), who polled 546, 813 votes.

The declaration came after supplementary elections were conducted in 40 polling units of nine local government areas of the state.

Results from the supplementary election showed the incumbent governor polled 12, 327 votes from the nine local government areas against Useni’s 8, 487 votes.

Returning Officer and the Vice Chancellor of University of Agriculture, Makurdi, Prof. Richard Anande Kimber made the announcement.

Results of supplementary election for nine local government areas of Plateau State

Barkin Ladi LG (polling unit 007)

Registered voters: 570

Accredited voters: 343

APC: 041

PDP: 296

Valid votes: 339

Votes cast: 339

Rejected votes: Nil

Jos North LG (polling unit 014, 018, 027)

Registered voters: 4, 167

Accredited voter: 1, 351

APC: 274

PDP: 1, 036

Valid votes: 1, 329

Votes cast: 1, 350

Rejected votes: 21

Shendam LG (polling unit 009)

Registered voters: 851

Accredited voters: 440

APC: 337

PDP: 80

Valid votes: 419

Votes cast: 346

Rejected votes: 17

Bassa LG (polling unit 002 and 006)

Registered voters: 3, 078

Accredited voters: 1, 429

APC: 1, 040

PDP: 367

Valid votes: 1, 412

Votes cast: 1, 429

Rejected votes: 17

Kanam LG (polling unit 001 and 001)

Registered voters: 2627

Accredited voters: 1,431

APC: 944

PDP: 476

Valid votes: 1, 423

Votes cast: 1, 428

Rejected votes: 5

Pankshin LG (polling unit 007 and 09)

Registered voters: 1, 144

Accredited voters: 599

APC: 446

PDP: 151

Valid votes: 598

Votes cast: 598

Rejected votes: 0

Bokkos LG (polling unit 009, 004, 005, 003, 003)

Registered voters: 5, 314

Accredited voters: 2, 784

APC: 1, 342

PDP: 1, 337

Valid votes: 2, 711

Votes cast: 2, 752

Rejected votes: 41

Mangu LG (All 18 PUs and 014, 012)

Registered voters: 27, 162

Accredited voter: 10, 670

APC: 6, 931

PDP: 3, 520

Valid votes: 10, 538

Votes cast: 10, 631

Rejected votes: 93

Langtang South LG (polling unit 005, 006, 001, 002)

Registered voters: 3, 915

Accredited voters: 2, 508

APC: 972

PDP: 1, 224

Valid votes: 2, 198

Votes cast: 2, 501

Rejected votes: 303

Credit: Daily Trust

Why tribunal declared Adeleke winner of Osun governorship election

Why tribunal declared Adeleke winner of Osun governorship election

Halimah Yahaya

There was jubilation across Osun State on Friday after the Governorship Election Petitions Tribunal in Abuja declared Ademola Adeleke the winner of the elections held in September, 2018.

The three-member panel at the tribunal, in a split judgment of two-to-one, declared the Peoples Democratic Party’s candidate the winner of the September 2018 election.

The tribunal, through the majority judgment, nullified the certificate of return issued to Adegboyega Oyetola of the All Progressives Congress (APC) by the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) and ordered the commission to issue a fresh one to Mr Adeleke.

The tribunal, which had earlier dismissed the preliminary objection filed against the PDP and Mr Adeleke’s petition, stated that the petitioners failed to prove the allegations of over-voting in many polling units during the September 22, 2018 election.

It also held that the petitioners’ complaints of corrupt practices and violent disruption of voting and disenfranchisement of voters during the September 27, 2018 run-off were not proved.

But the tribunal, in its majority judgment, went ahead to uphold the petition on the grounds that the petitioners successfully proved that there was substantial non-compliance with the Electoral Act 2010 in the conduct of the September 27, 2018 run-off in 17 polling units.

Dissenting, the Chairman, Ibrahim Sirajo, in his minority judgment dismissed the petition filed by Mr Adeleke and the PDP for lacking in merit.

But Peter Obiora, who read the lead majority judgment, and Ayinla Gbolagunte, who agreed, upheld the petition.

The judgment lasted for about six hours.

The majority judgment nullified the September 27, 2018 supplementary election after declaring it illegal and declared Mr Adeleke the winner of the poll based on the outcome of the September 22, 2018 election.

Considering the valid results of the election, the tribunal deducted the votes polled by both the APC and the PDP in the 17 polling units across many local government areas where it held that the election was conducted in “substantial non-compliance” with the Electoral Act.

It deducted 2,029 “afflicted votes” polled by the APC in the 17 polling units from the party’s total votes in the September 22, 2018 election, and deducted 1,246 from PDP’s votes.

According to the tribunal, the PDP won the election with 254,698 votes, while the APC placed second with 253,452 votes.

Mr Obiora added that the PDP would still have won the poll even if the tribunal validated the supplementary election.

He held that if the “afflicted votes” of 2,029 were deducted from the 255,505 votes polled by the APC at the end of the September 27, 2018 run-off, the party and its candidate would only have polled 253,476 votes.

But according to Mr Obiora, the PDP would have won with 253,777 votes if the afflicted votes of 1,246 votes were deducted from the party’s 255,023 votes at the end of the supplementary election.

Mr Obiora said, “By our earlier calculation, the votes affected by non-compliance are:

“APC: 2,029; PDP: 1,246 which we hereby nullify.

“If the above votes are deducted from the scores of the parties as of September 22, 2018 election, the standing of the parties will be as follows: APC: 254,345 votes, minus 2,029 votes equal 252,315 votes.

PDP: 254,698 votes, minus 1,246 votes, equal to 253,452 votes.

“Perchance the rerun is found to be valid, and the final scores of the parties declared after the rerun of September 27, 2018 is allowed to stand, then deducting the votes that were found to be afflicted by non-compliance shall stand the parties in the following scores:

“APC: 255,505 votes, minus 2,029 votes, equal to 253,476 votes.

“PDP: 255,023 votes, minus the afflicted votes of non-compliance which is 1,246, will give us 253,777 votes.

“In both situations, it is obvious that the petitioners won the election to the office of the Governor of Osun State.”

The tribunal held that the election in 17 polling units was conducted in non-compliance with the Electoral Act by alleged “deliberate failure” of INEC to fill in eight columns on the result sheets and the number of accredited voters and give an account of usage of ballot papers.

“We are of the opinion that the non-recording was deliberate and tailored towards achieving an unwholesome result.”

The tribunal added that aside from the cases of non-compliance, Forms EC8A and the result sheets of polling units were discredited during the trial by virtue of alterations noticed on them.

It said the figures on the certified true copies of the forms were different from what was on the pink duplicate copies issued to party agents at the end of the election.

Commenting on the conduct of INEC, the tribunal stated, “We note that a substantial number of the Certified True Copies of the Forms EC8A either have figures on them altered or have figures entered in them in Columns 1 – 8 thereof.

“The alterations in figures and fresh filling in the columns were not on the pink copies of the Forms EC8A distributed to the parties’ polling unit agents on the day of the election, which were tendered before this honourable tribunal.

“The obvious implication of this unfortunate development is that the first respondent went to work on the documents after the election, behind the parties.

“The first respondent (INEC) should realise that it holds an office of public trust and should at all times, strive to maintain the sanctity of the electoral practice.”

It added that the supplementary poll was illegal because it was a product of an unlawful cancellation of the September 22, 2018 election in seven polling units.

It held that the Returning Officer unlawfully cancelled the September 22, 2018 governorship election in the state in seven polling units.

It said the “unlawful” cancellation of the election in the seven polling units by the State Returning Officer informed the INEC’s decision to declare the results inconclusive and fixed September 27, 2018 for the supplementary election.

Mr Obiora also noted that Mr Oyetola’s lawyer, Wole Olanipekun, had argued that the tribunal could not nullify his client’s certificate of return issued to him by INEC on the grounds that the said certificate was not tendered by the petitioners.

But the tribunal held that “an order of nullification of the said certificate of return is a mere formality” as “the foundation of the certificate of return issued to the second respondent has been eroded” by the nullification of Mr Oyetola’s election.

Meanwhile, in his minority judgment, Justice Sirajo, held that the petitioners did not prove that election actually held in the seven polling units where results were cancelled.

He added that the petitioners failed to prove who, in fact, cancelled the results.

He, therefore, held that the supplementary election of September, 27, 2018 was lawful.

According to Mr Sirajo, ” even if non-substantial compliance had affected the outcome of the election, the tribunal, by virtue of Section 140(2) of the Electoral Act, lacked the power to subtract the votes affected by the non-compliance from the scores of the candidates and announce a winner.”

Credit: Premium Times

I remain governor of Osun, Oyetola insists

I remain Osun governor, says Oyetola

Bola Bamigbola
Osun State Governor, Gboyega Oyetola, on Saturday, said he remained the duly elected governor of the state regardless of Friday’s judgement of the state Election Petitions Tribunal.
Oyetola enjoined the public to disregard the insinuations that he had been sacked, saying he was confident of retaining his mandate at the appellate court.
He spoke in Osogbo while inspecting some ongoing road and drainage projects in the state capital.
The governor said the outcome of the lower court did not, in any way, affect the validity of the votes freely and willingly given to him by the people of the state.
He said since the constitution allowed him to file an appeal against the judgement, he remained the legitimate governor of the state.
Oyetola said, “I am confident that our mandate will be reaffirmed at the Court of Appeal and the Supreme Court. As you all know, it was a split judgement, telling us that it was not a unanimous decision. This is part of our strength at the appellate court.
“I must correct the impression that I have been removed from office. I remain the governor of Osun up until all the electoral litigation is finalised. My visit to this site is in furtherance of our commitment to ensuring a better life for all residents of the state and to demonstrate that governance brought about by our government continues.”
The governor, who had earlier received the leaders and members of the All Progressives Congress at the Government House, assured the supporters of the party that he would become victorious at the end of the litigation.
He called on the party loyalists to remain calm and expressed confidence in the judiciary to deliver justice.

Credit: The Punch

News Headlines Mar 24, 2019. Headlines From Nigeria’s Major Newspapers

News Headlines Mar 24, 2019. Headlines From Nigeria’s Major Newspapers

Compiled by Demola Adefajo

The Punch
Supplementary polls: APC, PDP battle for Sokoto, Ganduje leads in Kano
If Buhari went to court thrice without reasonable cause, Atiku should go too — Obasanjo
Speaker: Gbajabiamila, Namdas, 13 others in hot race, PDP plans opposition candidate
Escapee, whose funeral had held, recounts encounter with Leah Sharibu in B’Haram camp
BREAKING: INEC declares APC’s Lalong winner of Plateau governorship election
Abuja-Kaduna rail to get more coaches, locos
Mercedes unveils new GLC coupe, celebrates ageless G-Class
Lagos warns against buying vehicles with mechanical faults
Impatience, major cause of gridlock on Lagos roads — Traffic Radio GM, Akanle
I’m a goofball, make lots of jokes – Simi
Inspiration for Mokalic came in a mechanic’s workshop –Kunle Afolayan
Popito tangles with Teni Entertainer on Las Las
Fadeyi Oloro cries for help
The industry is tough for rookies – Yannick Phillipe
Mega 99’s new house ‘unveiled’
Social Entrepreneur, Misan Rewane, on Glo-powered African Voices
Tito.Dafire unveils new studio
Acting doesn’t put food on my table anymore, says Chief Kanran
Working with Tonto Dikeh for six years was hell –Former associate
Police arrest guards over killing of colleague while on duty
INEC and the burden of under-performing political parties
Female president will govern Nigeria better — Ex-Anambra gov, Etiaba
Supplementary polls: Armed thugs patrol Kano streets
Kano PDP urges polls cancellation, alleges hijack of process by thugs
Supplementary election peaceful in Plateau —Police
Voting disrupted at Sokoto polling unit
Abuja-Kaduna rail to get more coaches, locos
Saving investors from Ponzi schemes
Illegal shares sale: SEC to sanction erring company secretaries
Politicians lobby to stop demolition of defective buildings – Awobodu, NIOB VP
Agbaje is mischievous, worked without party leaders – Shelle, Lagos ex-PDP chairman
Dad paid relative’s son’s tuition fees but refused to send his female kids to school – Olorunmbe
Dad not one to defect to any party for selfish gains — Senator Boroffice’s daughter
Ambode’s tenure and the legacy of Lagos
Court didn’t order withdrawal of Omo-Agege’s certificate of return –Erue-led faction
Seychelles came to defend — Rohr
Without a star player, Eagles may struggle at AFCON — Fuludu
Argentina lose on Messi’s return
New-look Germany under pressure ahead of Dutch tie
Euro 2020 qualifying results – 1st update
Euro 2020 qualifiers: Switzerland survive difficult first half to beat Georgia 2-0
Poor Internet frustrates my creativity –Osemwota Efe
When girls seduce me, I focus on heaven –Chinko Ekun
Food vendors should be screened to curb transfer of typhoid fever – Expert
Lassa fever, meningitis, cholera killed 156 Nigerians in 2019 — NCDC
FG’ll prioritise health expenditure in 2019 — Udoma
The career woman and childbearing delay: A clinical view
‘Avoid uncontrolled use of pain killer drugs’
Editorial: Cyclone Idai: Bracing for natural disasters in Africa
Sexually-pure boys, guys, men fare better in life! (II)
Please listen (I)
Which minister should return with Buhari come June?

The Nation

Benue supplementary poll: PDP’s Ortom leads in Benue South
FCT: INEC declares PDP winner of Bwari council chairmanship election
Sokoto rerun: Collation of results begins
Group alleges plot to alter PDP’s results in Bayelsa
Supplementary polls: Attacks on media, observers, INEC mar polls – CDD
Rerun: PDP kicks over Kano polls, as Lalong leads in Plateau
Obasanjo: Opponents of Atiku’s election petition Nigeria’s enemies
Lawan: Why I want to be Senate President
Onnoghen: No allegations of $3m, 55 houses before tribunal – Prosecutor
Osun: I’m still governor, says Oyetola
Nigeria to experience hotter weather, water shocks – NiMet
Police arrest 10 for electoral offences in Kano
Oke-Ogun federal lawmakers-elect pledge to work together
Struggle for Cross River Central’s seat rages
‘I’ll not accept appointment from Buhari’
Ogun: Uneasy calm after the storm
My suspension ‘ll fuel the crisis in Cross River APC – Uguru Usani
Osun: Obasanjo congratulates Adeleke, lauds tribunal
ENDURANCE OFEM: How Cricket changed my life
Uchegbulam: Iheanacho needs urgent help
EBERE OSINACHI: Learning new tricks in Brazil at Juventude
History as Nigeria qualify for first ever cricket World Cup
Aubameyang fails to turn the table as Swallows hit Egypt in Style
Fun loving Boris Becker down but certainly not out!
‘Domestic resource mobilisation can boost Africa’s economy’
Setting up laundry/dry-cleaning business
Dubai travel competition kicks off
Hibiscus export: CBN policies have given us leverage
UAC appoints Oriola group finance director
Mines and Steel: Optimizing value chain key to greater economic growth
APC wins Ekiti supplementary poll
Nude video: Police arrest three suspects for humiliating woman in Anambra
Abstain from indecent dressing, Cleric counsels mothers
CCT chairman’s outburst
An Unfolding Demographic Nightmare
Editorial: Breaking the cycle of killings

ThisDay
Obasanjo: Those Urging Atiku Not to Seek Judicial Redress are Evil
Live Updates: Supplementary Elections
Wike: Military Prying in 2019 Elections, Worst in History
Redefining Nigeria’s Investment Landscape with Technology
Agenda for Buhari on Communications and Information Management
Towards Achieving CBN’s Financial Inclusion Goals
With Conditional Grant Scheme, SMEDAN Raises New Crop of Entrepreneurs
And Osun Fell!
That CHANGE May Start With Buhari
Daniel’s Dilemma
Time to Fix the Electoral System
Why Is APC Upset over Extra Polls?
Ogun 2019: The Joke Not on Amosun!
Saraki: Not a Lot to Sacrifice for Being Different
The Deadly Scramble for Rivers
Makinde’s Victory and the Resurgence of PDP in S’West
Atiku’s Petition and the Burden of Proof
Minimum Wage: Is FG Offering Workers Poisoned Chalice?
How I Built My Life from the Scratch to the Top
Omeruo Targets Second AFCON Title in Egypt
Court Restrains NBBF Factions from Interference in Kwese Premier League
Serena Williams Pulls out of Miami Open
African Tour: Torgah Clinches Memorare Tournament
BOA Lawyers’ League: AELEX, Falana Aiming to Consolidate
Nigeria Picks First Ever U-19 Cricket World Cup Ticket
EDITORIAL: 2019 Polls And The Peacemakers

Daily Trust
BREAKING: Governor Lalong wins Plateau governorship polls
IGP orders investigation into killing of NSCDC officer
Kano rerun: How thugs disenfranchised voters
Ganduje, Lalong, Ortom Lead Rerun Elections
6 months after, Nigerian police officers still missing in Cameroon
Liveblog: Rerun in 18 states to close “inconclusive” voting
Ahmad Lawan declares for Senate presidency
Second Term: Buhari’s Ministerial List To Be Ready After Vacation
Those discouraging Atiku from going to court are evil, says Obasanjo
‘Broken-hearted, but not broken’: NZ mourns mosque dead
Ganduje, Lalong, Ortom Lead Rerun Elections
Why Yobe recorded rancour-free polls – Gov elect Buni
As Okorocha battles for political survival…
Nigeria qualify for first ever cricket World Cup
Former England star, Adam Johnson released from prison
2019 GTBank Lagos Polo: Trappco defeat Almat to emerge champions
Crans Montana Forum: Morocco creating a pathway for Africa’s future – Siasia
Benue Rerun: Commercial activities thrives in Otukpo despite restriction order
‘DoorStep,’ online food delivery, logistics company launched in Lagos
SDP’s Danladi defeats APC’s Atamus in Keffi East
Low turn-out mars Imo supplementary elections
Kano re-run: Thugs attack finance, information commissioners
Mixed metaphors: “Oyinbo don leave us!”
Invocation for election victory: Whose wish deserves to be granted?
Open letter to New Zealand’s Prime Minister
The Integrated Personnel Payroll System
The evolution of ISIS: From a rogue state to a tiny sliver
60 perish in head-on crash involving two buses in Ghana
Zimbabwe: Rescue workers recover 145 bodies after cyclone
Kano rerun: ‘No serving commissioner arrested’
Kano Rerun: Commotion as Journalists run from armed thugs
Editorial: FG, Don’t Increase VAT
#OurMumuDonDo fight gets messier over ‘Keyamo’s N100m largesse’ for Atiku’s diss song
Osun Election: Davido reacts to uncle’s victory at Tribunal
I was ‘heavily paid’ by Buhari campaign organisation to release diss song against Atiku — Charly Boy
How one-digit interest loan for oil palm farmers can be a game changer
Yellowing of plant leaves; causes, remedies
Kebbi farmers begin preparation for millet planting, targets first rain
Experts hail Buhari for ratifying Safe Schools Declaration
ECD: What government should do for children
5 Kannywood veterans still on screen
The X-Men projects that likely won’t be made at Disney
Checking husband’s phone is one reason why marriages fail – Mansurah Isah
Water Day: ‘52.7m Nigerians have no access to water supply’
Water Day: Taraba communities get over 100 boreholes from NGO
Climate Change: Extreme weather conditions to persist in 2019 – NiMet

The Sun
Osun Election: Obasanjo hails tribunal’s judgment
I thought I’d be farmer or fine artist –Yinka Davies
Senate presidency: Lawan, Kalu, Ndume, Adamu, Goje, as frontrunners
Proposed vat hike: Labour warns against plan, vows to resist it
Supplementary poll: PDP is accusing police wrongly —DIG
Benue rerun: Ortom maintains lead
Why Bayelsa supplementary election is suspended – INEC
Ugwuanyi urges FG to start again mining operations in Enugu
Fire outbreak: Enugu residents laud fire service emergence number
Afrikanwatch media organises annual year lecture, awards
Lulu Briggs was blessing to less privileged, says Wike
Buhari reiterates commitment to distance learning
EU congratulates Buhari, seeks increased cooperation
Group, APC condemn arrest, detention of Hon Ojisi in Abia
South East PDP congratulates Ihedioha
Supplementary poll: PDP is accusing police wrongly —DIG
Benue rerun: Ortom maintains lead
Elumelu splashes $15.25m on 3,050 budding entrepreneurs
INEC must relieve Nigerians trauma of inconclusive elections-Pwajok
Omo-Agege knows I am senator-elect for Delta central – Emerhor
Why Bayelsa supplementary election is suspended – INEC
Gunmen shoot Returning Officer in Benue
AFCON 2019 host, Egypt held by Niger
Rohr worried over Iheanacho’s poor form
Semenya to know state of appeal April
Serena Williams: I went through huge depression over Yetunde’s death
NIS holds convocation 14 years after, Dalung hails feat
How i escaped death with my sons at the stadium – Obienu
250 golfers storm Ibadan for Sovereign Trust tourney
Danger ahead
…Eagles have to improve
Nigeria/Egypt international friendly: Ighalo’s injury worries Rohr
Burundi qualifies for African Cup for 1st time
How pregnancy inspired my new film, Horrors –Amanda Ebeye
After A Crazy World, Neveen Dominic takes on new project
As single mum, I haven’t given up on love –Grace Ama
I need protection for my Symbolised Agbada – Sly Monay
Lessons I learnt from my nude video scandal –Etinosa Idemudia
My boobs, my selling point – Josephine Nwaghanata
Nigeria: Not a nation, not a country
Difficulties in choosing Next of Kin
How not to ask a woman out
Jungle Justice
I nominate myself for the National Merit Award
You really want to be a mediator?
Projects Inspection: Rivers people celebrate Gov Wike
Osun Election: Obasanjo hails tribunal’s judgment
Unveiling Imo State governor-elect, Emeka Ihedioha @ 54
Sustaining Amosun’s legacies: An Inescapable reality
Terror in New Zealand
Jahdiel, Password, others for Night of Bliss
Aare Gani Adams appoints new aides
Kaduna community suffers fresh attack
Families of Boko Haram suspects to military: We want our sons back dead or alive
Polygamy tears Ebonyi family apart
With my new identity, I’m creating stellar brand –Yega

Leadership
FG Launches Site To Combat Open Defecation
Cult Clash Claims Four Lives In Kogi
52.7m Nigerians Lack Access To Water Supply – Minister
23 Fresh Lassa Fever Cases Confirmed In Nigeria
Kano Rerun: Police Arrest 10, Say Violence Exaggerated
Political Parties Advocate Overhaul Of Nigeria’s Electoral System
‘Elections Are Over, Let’s Unite To Develop Kaduna State’
Need For Insurers To Recapitalise
Tails of Fury, As Electricity Consumers Vent Anger On DisCos
Shippers’ Council Begins formation of National Shippers’ Association
Glo-sponsored African Voices Celebrate Indomitable Athletes
Super Eagles Must Improve – Rohr
U-23 AFCON Qualifier: Uzoho, Osimhen, 2 Others To Boost Olympic Eagles
Canon Partners Kunle Afolayan In ‘MOKALIK’ Movie Private Screening
Lordsky Thumbs Up Nigerian Music Producers Ingenuity
Dignitaries Set For Indigenous Women Awards 2019
It’s Time To End This Rascality
We Shall Miss Ambode
When Bullying Will Fail
Lettuce For sleep, Anti-Cancer Potential, Others
History Of Human Cyborgs
Understanding Urinary Incontinence
EDITORIAL: Need For Synergy In Civil Military Relations
‘With Over 2,000 Insurgents Surrendering, It’s Over For Boko Haram’
If You Empower A Woman, You Empower The Family – Nwabunku
Integrity Is My Core Value – Olapeju
OBJ’s ‘Unwatching’ Game
If Bloodied Grounds Could Speak
Women Empowernment, An Economic Imperative

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APC’s Adebola wins Ibeju Lekki state constituency assembly supplementary election
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52.7m Nigerians lack access to water supply ― Minister
2.1 billion people live without safe water globally
Osun Tribunal Verdict: Adeleke’s lawyers move to get Certificate of Return from INEC
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DIG debunks reports of killings in Gama ward in Kano
Bayelsa Judicial Commission of inquiry should be disbanded, Observer Group says
Osun Tribunal verdict: Babatope expresses joy, says it’s great victory for Nigerian people
Attempted Murder: Court Dismisses Trader For Want Of Diligent Prosecution
Al-Shabaab Islamists Kill Deputy Minister, 10 Others In Somali Terror Attack
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Adeleke: The road to victory at tribunal
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Family of lawmaker, who died while celebrating electoral victory…
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Why Nigeria Is Still Grappling With Providing Water For All
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The Guardian
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Stakeholders kick against Juveniles, adults cohabiting in Prisons
884m people have no access to clean water
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Eat‘N’Go expands business in Nigeria
Foundation educates women on healthy practices
Tussle for UCTH-CMD moves to Presidency
Eagles ready for Pharaohs friendly, Musa, Ighalo dream AFCON glory
Team Phoenix lifts trophy at Elibel Schools Inter-house Sports
We’ll secure three points against Sunshine Stars, Abd’Allah assures fans
Lawyers’ League resumes today with Pinheiro, Falana, others
Ramsey absence “a blow” admits Giggs
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Sarakites pick their pieces as Kwara landscape changes
9th Assembly: Boroffice takes a shot at DSP
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