News Headlines Apr 18, 2019. Headlines From Nigeria’s Major Newspapers

News Headlines Apr 18, 2019. Headlines From Nigeria’s Major Newspapers

Compiled by Demola Adefajo

The Punch
$2.1bn Malabu scam: EFCC says it’s working with Interpol to arrest Adoke, Etete
I’m far more educationally qualified than Atiku, says Buhari
Senate passes petroleum bill, six others rejected by Buhari
Police delivered N2.5m ransom to my kidnappers – Canadian
Kidnapping: Senate okays five-year jail term for police impersonators
Court dismisses suit challenging 9mobile sale
Court sentences pastor to five years’ imprisonment for fraud
Facing arrest, former Peru president kills self
FG declares Friday, Monday, Easter holidays
Power generation slumps to 1,675MW after system collapse
Buhari orders ministers to submit projects reports April 24
The University of Ibadan does not need ‘character
Fuel will continue to sell for N145 per litre –NNPC
Man, stepmother kill 12-year-old son over witchcraft
NJC meets, may extend Muhammad’s tenure as acting CJN
Physically challenged man donates N120,000 to Oyo gov-elect
APC youths deny endorsing Lawan
I’m far more educationally qualified than Atiku, says Buhari
Police delivered N2.5m ransom to my kidnappers – Canadian
Asthmatic NYSC member dies after parade
15-year-old Kano housewife poisons husband
Two policemen charged with NSCDC officer’s death
Command arraigns three for impersonating King Sunny Ade
Three killed as bandits, air force clash in Zamfara
Man attacks four policemen with knife, blames Indian hemp for action
Physically challenged man donates N120,000 to Oyo gov-elect
Why we have not conducted by-election in Dariye’s district –INEC
Benue Rep defies APC, declares interest in Speaker’s seat
PDP vows to win Kogi governorship election in Nov
Group alleges plot to backdate Delta APC candidates’ list
Court dismisses suit challenging 9mobile sale
Foreign reserves gained $1.85bn in one month – CBN
FCMB urges SMEs to drive economic growth
FG seeks fresh $247.3m external loan
Joshua’s opponent fails drugs test, fight in doubt
High-flying Eaglets land in U-17 World Cup
N45m prize money for Okpekpe race
Malogy chess tourney set to begin in Lagos
It was madness, says Son as Spurs survive City thriller
Three things we learned from Man City v Tottenham
Beyonce drops new album ‘Homecoming’
Singer, Ciara praises husband after he becomes highest paid NFL player
Referral of the violent mentally ill
KSM condemns increasing rate of abortion
For babies in prison, life starts on shaky foundation
Editorial: Lessons from Tiger Woods’ Masters comeback
Sanwo-Olu’s green options
2019 general elections and the road less travelled
Towards a vibrant reading culture

The Nation
Zone 3 Volleyball Club C’ship: Nigeria Customs face Ghana Police in final
Joshua’s opponent Miller fails drug test
Buhari challenges Atiku to present his credentials
Arewa to govt: end killings
19 suspects, two vessels held as Nigerian, U.S. navies join forces
$1.2b Malabu oil deal: Court orders arrest of Adoke, Etete, others
Olowo passes on at 77 1:
Ex-Governor Oni loses bid to sack Fayemi at Supreme Court
Senate passes seven bills rejected by Buhari
Why we are yet to release UTME results, by JAMB
19 suspects, two vessels held as Nigerian, U.S. navies join forces
Faulty leadership recruitment process, bane of Nigeria’s progress – Jega
Atiku to INEC: I got my figures from your server
Senate, House reconvene next week to consider Budget 2019
MNJTF neutralises 39 terrorists
Why Govt can’t remove fuel subsidy now, by Finance minister
EFCC arrests 40 Federal Inland Revenue workers over N2.1b scam
Huawei declares N3.1trn profit
New twist in race for Speaker
Reps condemn Presidency for starving first-line charge agencies of funds
Senate passes new police bill with sweeping reforms
IG inaugurates ‘Operation Puff Adder’
Senate aborts bill to phase out petrol vehicles in 2035
Police arraign wardens for alleged death of Civil Defence official
‘Akpabio can’t be written off in Akwa Ibom politics’
Wanted: Competent Speaker for Kwara
Battle for Lugard House
Wike to politicians: take advantage of my olive branch
INEC flouting tribunal order on inspection of election materials, says Akpabio
Zone 3 Volleyball Club C’ship: Nigeria Customs face Ghana Police in final
Joshua’s opponent Miller fails drug test
GOtv Boxing Night: WABU President urges support for boxing
Team Nigeria wins 2 gold medals
N45m prize money on offer at 7th Okpekpe Road Race
Ajax UCL semi-final feat excites Oliseh
FMBN okays N14m home renovation loan for Chellarams workers
Mojec, banks collaborate on meter provision for customers
Govt agency eyes $500m equity fund by 2023
LCCI praises Buhari for declining assent to NHF Bill
Nations call for global treaty on ocean plastic pollution
Officials stop gang from smuggling Indian hemp into prison
Three in court for impersonating Sunny Ade
Court remands man for allegedly defiling minor
Rape, extortion allegations against me are false, says prophet
Man arraigned for ‘collecting N738, 000 under false pretence
Man jailed for stealing
Teenager charged with attempt to steal
Fayemi decries bloody herdsmen-farmers clash in Ekiti
Bill to override President’s veto on budget passes second reading in Senate
Owo begins traditional rites for late Olowo
Omo-Agege, Urhobo community mourn Sen. Eferakeya
Kidnapping: Police arrest 40 suspects, rescue kidnap victims in Katsina
Candidates’ hard choice
23 challenged students get scholarship
NYSC Co-ordinator eyes new camp
Slot boss urges schools to embrace e-learning
Sokoto varsity matriculates 2,074 new students
Easter 2019 : Stigmata, a closing event of Golgotha
Doctors commence strike in Imo
Achebe flays Anambra health workers’ abscondment to duty
Funke Akindele backs campaign on improved hygiene, Dettol
C/River to fast-track attainment of universal health coverage
HIV/AIDS: FG restates commitment to remove barriers on access to treatment
Tiger Woods, golf and life
Editorial: Bandits

ThisDay
Buhari Asks Ministers to Submit Handover Notes
S’Court Affirms Fayemi as Gov, Dismisses Oni’s Eligibility Suit
Banks Partner Mojec on Prepaid Meters
NAPTIP, UK Aid Launch ‘Not For Sale’ Initiative
Resistance against Water Privatisation in Plateau
Return of the Pencil Art
GTBank Posts N50 Billion Profit after Tax in Three Months
Senate Bows to President, Reviews, Passes PIGB
Reduces PRC’s revenue retention to five per cent Expunges PEF clause
China’s Growth Pushes Oil Price to 2019 High at $72
Insecurity Has Made Life Difficult for Northerners, ACF Cries Out
Kogi Gov Declares for Second Term
EFCC to Re-arraign Ofili-Ajumogobia Thursday
PDP NWC Meets Serving, Elected National Assembly Members
FG Approves $200m Loan to Finance Electrification Project
Court Varies NBA President’s Bail Conditions, Allows Him Travel Abroad
Kogi Gov Declares for Second Term…
PDP NWC Meets Serving, Elected National Assembly Members
Release Okorocha’s Certificate of Return, MPO Tells INEC
Nwaoboshi Fails to Stop INEC from Issuing Certificate of Return to Nwoko
‘The Real Owners of Rivers State are in Tears’
‘The Evil Minority in Osun Makes Loudest Noise’
Banks Partner Mojec on Prepaid Meters
NAPTIP, UK Aid Launch ‘Not For Sale’ Initiative
GTBank Posts N50 Billion Profit after Tax in Three Months
GSMA Harps on Investment in Digital Transformation
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Konga to Invest in Health Sector, Acquire Pharmacy Chain
NCC Tasks Telecoms Consumers on Infrastructure Protection
Golden Eaglets Book 2019 FIFA U-17 World Cup Ticket
Zenith Bank Hails Eaglets, Olusegun
Winners Emerge in U.S. Consulate Supported Little League Baseball Tournament
N45m in Prize Money on Offer at 7th Okpekpe Road Race
Over 300 Amateur Golfers Battle for 2019 IBB Captain’s Cup
Spurs Stun Man City on Away Goal to Reach Semis
Emery Gives Arsenal 50-50 Chance of Reaching Semis
Ajax Captain Still in Cloud Nine, Says Defeat of Juve Not Normal
Resistance against Water Privatisation in Plateau
Homecoming Announces Competition for Young Nigerian Artists, Designers
EDITORIAL: THE LAGOS-IBADAN EXPRESSWAY CONUNDRUM

Daily Trust
Zamfara emirs name civilians killed in NAF raids
May 29: Buhari to ministers: Submit performance report in one week
Malabu: Court orders arrest of Etete, Adoke, others
Assets: Onnoghen knows fate today
Kidnappers using police uniforms get N5m fine
We’re recording success against kidnappers, bandits – IGP
Rep speakership: Dyegh dares APC, to contest against Gbajabiamila
Champions League: Tottenham overcome Manchester City, face Ajax in semi-final
Buhari gives Ministers deadline to handover ‘Status Reports’
…Youth group insists on Wase
Senate: Concerned Borno citizens reaffirm support for Ndume
One year term captaincy meaningless
Tiger’s eighth wonder of the earth
Woods’ Masters win earns man $1.2m from first sports wager
Nigeria’s payment system is internationally acceptable – Suleyman
Capital market sustains positive run with N84bn gain
Stakeholders want Metallurgical Industry bill signed
Easter: Police assure FCT residents of adequate security
FCTA wants residents to become vaccine heroes
NEPC lauds groups over 1st Abuja Easter food festival
Remembering the street child
Innovative strategies and technologies driving access to finance in W/Africa
Why Nigeria must increase funding to agric sector
Insecurity: Time for drastic measures
PERU: Former president commits suicide
DR CONGO: 150 people missing after boat capsized
UNITED KINGDOM: Activists chained to Jeremy Corbyn’s home
Dismissed soldier, 11 others arrested for robbery, kidnapping in Benue
Gunmen kill Anambra chief as Governor Obiano places N5m bounty on killers
Police arrest kidnap, murder suspects in A/Ibom
Editorial: Very low health insurance cover
10 requirements you need to be eligible for customs recruitment
Indigenous ‘android PoS’ firm eyes Africa-wide expansion
Anambra: 300 beneficiaries of ITF skills training get starter-packs
Nigerian Prisons Service promotes 16 Senior officers, decorates 14
Oyo-Ita decries ‘alarming skills-deficiency’ among workers
Nigeria has 349,227mt seed deficit, seed council says
… produces 90% of rice it consumes – Ogbeh
Why tomato glut persists in Katsina – Farmers
El-Amin: How Islamiyya lesson develops students’ knowledge
Dangote, Sunmonu bag ABU honorary degrees
Emir Sanusi wants basic education law amended
Olamide’s first 2019 concert holds Saturday in Lagos
Defamation of character: Actor Ik Ogbonna threatens Vlogger with law suit
See NiMet’s weather prediction for Thursday
Landslide: Bayelsa communities, gov’t seek EFO intervention
E-waste: Emission from crude methods of recycling damaging environment
LawSee More
Delta Senate: Court transfers Nwaoboshi, PDP’s appeal to Court of Appeal
Ekiti: S/Court affirms nomination of Fayemi as APC Governorship Candidate
Court strikes out suit against nomination of Sen. Na’Allah as APC candidate

The Sun
MNJTF kills 39 Boko Haram fighters
Kim oversees new tactical weapon test, White House says ‘no comment’
Rick Perry set to quit Trump’s cabinet: Reports
Guardiola: City’s Champions League exit cruel
Ministers get deadline on handover notes
I’m far more qualified than Atiku, Buhari tells tribunal
Bago, Dyegh dare APC over Gbajabiamila
APGA: I’ll end extortion of candidates if elected chairman -Ukwa
Buhari should constitute cabinet early -Williams
Power negotiated, bought in Delta – Odili
Kogi guber: Why I want to be governor –Shuaibu
Polls: Distrust among Nigerians responsible for border closure –INEC
FG secures $247m more foreign loans
… Wasted N9trn on fuel subsidy in 10 years –NECA
Customs’ FOU seizes N2bn exotic cars
Senate passes bill prohibiting gas flaring
Firm partners Livestock 247 to boost livestock production, trading in Nigeria
Polls: Distrust among Nigerians responsible for border closure –INEC
Ondo guber: Supreme Court dismisses suit seeking Fayemi’s disqualification
Golden Eaglets one step to FIFA U17 World Cup
Despite bench warrant, Okocha storms Lagos House
Supporters Club to storm Egypt with 500 members
Oshimen wins Player of The Month award
N45m prize money on offer at 7th Okpekpe Road Race
SPORTING SUN
Lagos Media Marathon, big plus for Ambode – Ogba
U-17 AFCON: Zenith Bank hails Eaglets, Olusegun
Allegri stays with Juventus despite Champions League fiasco
U-17 AFCON: We’re condemned to berth in Brazil – Atume
…Zenith Bank charges team to grab World Cup ticket
Senegal confirms Super Eagles friendly
CAF appoints Hajji as new Sec Gen
Igbo cosmology: The adventures of the word Ubani
Runsewe: Getting it right with mentoring
9th Senate without Udoma-Egba
Brekete Family: Answer to gross injustice
Sycophants at the altar
Beware: The floods are coming…again
Senate passes bill prohibiting gas flaring
Curbing child and maternal deaths
Certificate of approval and celebration of democracy
Insecurity: Hold northern govs responsible –ACF

Tribune
Senate opposes granting of Nigerian citizenship to Africans
BREAKING: Buhari set to dissolve cabinet
BREAKING: EFCC to re-arraign Justice Ajumogobia on Thursday
Yahaya Bello officially declares for second term
BREAKING [Customs]: 91,000 so far apply in ongoing recruitment
May 29: Finance minister directs heads of agencies to submit progress reports
JUST IN: Senate rejects electric cars for Nigerians
Regardless tribunal verdict, I’m starting plans for 2023 election ― Adelabu
Peru’s ex-president dies after shooting himself to avoid arrest
Subsidy removal: We’re yet to find workable formula ― FG
NAWORG tutors business women on accessing bank loans
Shells kill seven in Libya as Haftar’s siege intesifies
Peru ex-president Garcia shoots himself as police try to arrest him
Ajanah, Kogi Chief Judge in the eye of the storm
Oyetola won without inducing voters —Aregbesola’s aide
Race for the soul of ninth Kwara legislature
Twists, turns in battle over Senate presidency
Ajasin was honourable and incorruptible
Late antenatal booking increases HIV transmission to babies —Experts
How effective tooth cleaning prevents stroke, diabetes —Expert
NGO, BASG committed to uninterrupted drugs delivery in health…
Stratolaunch: World largest airplane takes flight
Crafts business is very lucrative —Okeke
I express myself through make-up —Adeleke
Nigeria needs functional education for peaceful coexistence —Scholars
FG’ll continue to improve basic education —UBEC
UK varsity to sign MoU with NDDC
Out-of-school children now 10.1m —Minister
Regardless tribunal verdict, I’m starting plans for 2023 election ― Adelabu
School feeding programme evidence of FG’s commitment to youth’s health —Minister
OSN calls for universal eye health to curb preventable blindness

Leadership
Finally, Senate Repeals 76-year-old Colonial Police Act
Graham Foggs Visits Chinese Manufacturers Of Pharmaceutical Raw Materials
FG To Recapitalise Bank Of Agric With N250bn – Ogbeh
We Are Not Afraid To Fight – Wike
As PDP, CUPP Move To Stop Ganduje In Kano
Lawyer Disowns First Bank Over Alleged Forgery
Senate Rejects Bill To Phase Out Petrol Vehicles By 2035
Avoid Overheating the Polity to Distract SGF Transition Committee – Duhu
FG Urged To Establish Bureau Of Mines
Ethiopian At 73: Still Conquering
Brent Crude Inch To $72 On US Inventories Fall, Libya Fighting
FEC Approves $247.3m Foreign Loan For Electrification
China-Nigeria Belt, Road Initiative Will Transform Nation’s Economy – NIPC
NPLF: Lobi Force Rangers To 1-1 Draw In Rescheduled Game
Ronaldo’s Son Scores 7 Goals In 45mins
Joshua Vs Miller Heavyweight Bout Hits Rocks As American Fails Drug Test
Oshiomhole, Lalong, Mark, Others For 2019 IBB Golf Cup
Golden Eaglets Beat Angola, Book 2019 FIFA U-17 World Cup Ticket
Boosting African Economy Via Investment In ICT
Onnoghen’s Ordeal Too Painful To Bear – NBA President
Remembering Gani Fawehinmi
Edo: Obaseki As The Peoples’ Choice
The Sokoto Debacle: As Tribunal Begins Sitting
The Nigerian Air Force And Insecurity In Zamfara
Buratai: Africa’s Encyclopaedia On Counter-Terrorism
APC And The Zamfara Conundrum
N15.bn Loan: Bank Urges Court To Wind Up Sahara Energy
Killing Of NSCDC Officer: Police Arraign 2 Dismissed Traffic Wardens
Father Forgives Man Who Defiled Daughter
My Father Stole N3.8m From N4.5m Ransom I collected – Kidnapper
30 Suspected Kidnappers, Bandits Nabbed In Katsina
Dearth Of Academic Staff Imperils Nasarawa College Of Education
Ex-President al-Bashir Moved To Khartoum’s Kobar Prison – Sources

The Guardian
Senate begins move to override Buhari on budget timeline bill
Ministers to hand over reports before April 24
Bernie Sanders: a troubling favorite for the Democrats in 2020?
Oni loses bid to unseat Fayemi as Ekiti governor
26-year-old girl rescued from seven years cocaine addiction
NNPC denies spending $22 billion on Brass LNG project
AIT silent on demolition of Abuja structures
Passengers escape unhurt as bus catches fire on Oshodi-Apapa expressway
Court orders arrest of Etete, Adoke, others over $2.1b Malabu scam
Three things we learned from Man City v Tottenham
Joshua-Miller fight off after New York denies license
Klopp can’t wait for Liverpool’s ‘proper football’ showdown with Barcelona
‘Cruel’ Champions League exit will not change Guardiola’s support of VAR
Day of quick victories by top seeds at Monte Carlo
Golden Eaglets book ticket to 2019 FIFA U-17 World Cup, beat Angola
How Sokoto guber poll exploded Buhari, APC
Lagos PDP crisis deepens as members demand end of Bode George’s reign

Editorial: The north and poverty question
Buhari and northern elders’ awakening
The power of choice!
Stemming the rising tide of insecurity
An eavesdropper’s putative account of a strategic meeting – Part 2
Wema Bank targets N1 trillion capital base
Professionals call for due process, fault ‘piecemeal’ tax reforms
Zenith Bank posts N57.3bn profit in Q1, 2019
Improved performance lifts NSE’s index further by 0.8%
JAMB’s biometric verification as a litmus test
Five Cowries launches creative arts education initiative
‘Why parents are losing interest in Unity Schools’
NGO enjoins government, others to promote learning
Exercising in hot weather
Transitioning from bump to baby
Patients relive ordeal as TB spreads, becomes untreatable
Scientists validate more herbs for hair growth

Vanguard

Stop Harassing Our Members, PDP Tells Edo Govt
GTBank Reports N57bn Profit For Q1’19
9 Prisoners Regain Freedom In Imo
5 Yrs After Chibok Girls’ Abduction…
AFCON 2019: CAF Shuns Nigerian Referees Again
Alleged $793,800 Fraud: EFCC Arraigns Justice Ajumogobia Today
Kogi Guber: PDP Leaders Meet In Abuja, Set Eyes On Victory
Delta Politics Of Zoning: The Myth And Deceit
Railway: Igbo Group Accuses FG Of Marginalising S-East, S-South
New Varsities, Polytechnics Not To Burden Ihedioha — Okorocha
WAEC Tasked On Standard, Integrity
Shut Out Of Workers From Minimum Wage
9th National Assembly: Buhari Was Ambushed In Gbajabiamila’s Endorsement – Ogene
Step Up Measures To End Rising Cases Of Killings In Nigeria, CAN Tells FG
UTME: Oloyede’s Special Attention For Blind Candidates Is Model For Africa — OKEBUKOLA
Court Orders Release Of NBA President’s Int’l Passport
ILO To Launch New Report On OSH Today
BREAKING: Buhari gives April 24 deadline to ministers to submit report ― Garba Shehu
FEC okays $247.3m foreign loan for electrification
Presidential panel recovers $20m from commercial bank
PDP blasts Oshiomhole on committees’ chairmanship remark
Subsidy removal: We’re yet to find formula that works ― Finance Minister
Tanker crushes Okada rider to death in Lagos
Photos: Aisha Buhari, other govs wives hold parley on insecurity
FG declares Friday, Monday, Public Holidays to mark Easter
Take advantage of my olive branch, Wike begs politicians in Rivers
Kogi Guber: PDP leaders meet in Abuja, set eyes on victory
9th National Assembly: Buhari was ambushed in Gbajabiamila’s endorsement – Ogene
OYO gov poll: I was displaced by conspiracy — Adelabu
SENATE PRESIDENCY: APC frowns at senators eyeing PDP for support
PRESIDENTIAL TUSSLE: I always beat you in every election, Buhari tells Atiku
AFCON 2019: CAF shuns Nigerian referees again
Nigeria first to book FIFA U17 World Cup ticket
Nigeria Football Supporters Club to storm Egypt with 500 members
De Ligt: We fear nobody
Son shines in the City as Spurs reach Champions League semi-final
Disney offers $5mn for the Notre-Dame it once immortalized on film
UK to roll out age-verification for online porn
Beyonce drops another surprise album
Apologise for calling me a gay, or face the court – Ik Ogbonna
Police arrest 3 suspected internet fraudsters for impersonating Sunny Ade
Breaking: Senate rejects bill to phase out petrol cars, adopt electric ones
Breaking: Buhari phones Bill Gate, lauds him for supporting eradication of Polio, HIV in Nigeria

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