News Headlines Apr 23, 2019. Headlines From Nigeria’s Major Newspapers

News Headlines Apr 23, 2019. Headlines From Nigeria’s Major Newspapers

Compiled by Demola Adefajo

The Punch
Exam malpractices: JAMB probes candidates’ credentials from 2009-2019
Vital equipment shortage hits public teaching hospitals
Army arrests two Zamfara traditional rulers, kills six bandits
Your budget-padding allegation irresponsible, Saraki tells Tinubu
Power generation wobbles, collapses twice in nine days
Rohr rules out new players from AFCON squad
100 UTME candidates arrested over malpractices
Gunmen kill 14 in Katsina, Benue
I’m not sleeping on duty, Buhari replies Catholic bishop
Mob beats two robbers to death in Bayelsa
Pope has called Buhari on Leah Sharibu’s matter – Catholic bishop
Man driving against traffic hits FRSC officer
Police detain father of abducted infant over oracle’s indictment
Bus runs into Christian worshippers in Adamawa, injures 17
Why Anambra towns need to create parks and cemeteries
Second judge withdraws from Okorocha’s certificate of return suit
Vital equipment shortage hits public teaching hospital
The ‘Judases’ in Nigeria’s judicial system
Police inspector missing, 25 arrested after Ogun riot
Police arraign driver, other for theft of N7m rods
NSCDC official, other lynched after killing nine Boys’ Brigade members
12-year-old boy with Down’s syndrome disappears during ‘beating of Judas’
Command arrests four suspected cultists in Rivers, recovers arm
Okorocha attacks former governor, Udenwa
Osun: Appeal Court hears Oyetola’s appeal against Adeleke, PDP on Wednesday
Ekiti PDP senators vow to reclaim mandate at tribunal
PDP alleges plot to compromise election tribunal in Niger
Interest groups differ on choice of Kwara Speaker
Oil price hits six-month high of $74
NSE fines Access Bank, two others N8.12m for disclosure violations
World Bank loan portfolio in Nigeria now $8.67bn
FIRS, CBN to track VAT paid by foreign entities
Nigerian telcos to invest $8.5bn to bridge network gap
NFF helping stranded Nwakali sort out visa issue
Okpekpe: Osheku predicts new record
Nigeria rout South Africa at African badminton tourney
Lagos baseball body embarks on grassroots development
Late Wolfsburg goal dents Frankfurt’s Champions League bid
Many Nigerian universities yet to be ranked – Ex-VC
Edo poly students develop mobile app for school
Nigeria’s trade policies ineffective, says don
New varsity has brought excitement to Imo – Okorocha
Igbinedion varsity inaugurates centre for security studies
Give more funds to education, Don urges FG
Harmonise spectrum for mobile money services, GSMA tells govt
NOTAP, NCC champions formulation of national IP policy
9mobile plans 4G LTE expansion to 15 cities
Are you a victim of data dump?
Editorial: Elections: Making the ballot less of a muddle
Re-The University of Ibadan does not need ‘character’

The Nation
GOtv Boxing Night 18: Joe Boy retains ABU title
New 100m, 200m records: I worked for it, says Oduduru
Three governors, ministers in race for Buhari’s cabinet
‘N1.92tr shared to three tiers by FAAC in three months’
Corruption: Don’t judge us by conviction figure, says Fed Govt
Clerics preach attitudinal changes
Bakare prays for Buhari to pick brightest people as aides
ILO seeks protection for workers as technology erases jobs
Kaduna: from violence to cow milk revolution
Boko Haram: Air Force takes delivery of two Agusta power attack
Three governors, ministers in race for Buhari’s cabinet
‘N1.92tr shared to three tiers by FAAC in three months’
Boko Haram: Air Force takes delivery of two Agusta power attack
11 die, 47 injured as vehicles crash into Easter procession in Gombe, Adamawa
JAMB cancels results in two centres in Abia
Buhari not sleeping on duty – Presidency replies Rev. Mamza
Tinubu defends his role in Assembly leadership battle
Atiku condemns killing of British aid worker, Nigerian partner
Base your criticism on facts, Saraki tells Tinubu
Egbemode seeks synergy between NGE, NUJ
Members protest church demolition, ‘assault’ on pastor
NASFAT needs N2.5b to build national centre, says its President
Dangote, 81 students to get ABU’s Doctor of Letters, First Class
Ekiti gets World Bank’s support to revive farm settlements
Killers of Briton demand N60m ransom for kidnap victims
Itsekiri community laments abandoned hospital
How Obaseki averted doom for Edo APC
Lawmaker blames governor for insecurity in Jigawa
Edo 2020: PDP, APC in battle royal
Coalition to INEC: Release CTC of Rivers results within 24 hours
Arewa youths reject puppet, stooge as Senate President, Speakers
New 100m, 200m records: I worked for it, says Oduduru
EPL table after Chelsea’s draw
Breaking: Chelsea UCL qualification in danger after draw with Burnley
I’m not joining Real Madrid – Mbappe
I’d be a Man Utd fan on Wednesday, says Liverpool’s James Milner
‘28 countries set to adopt single air transport market’
FAAN to withdraw services at airports over debts
Oil hits $73 on threat to end Iranian export
A road legacy
IMO warns on GPS reset
NIRSAL guarantees over N85.5b agric loans
Inspector ‘detains’ sergeant’s wife
Fun-seekers throng Ikeja Park for Easter
Mob kills two robbery suspects
Command exonerates policemen from shooting
Lagos : 3,850 domestic violence cases reported in three years
‘Gun-carrying cops should undergo psychiatric test’
Hoodlums attack Ogun deputy speaker’s office
Govt opens e-platform for public procurement
Nigeria needs more private varsities to expand access to tertiary education, says Sambo
Why Nigeria needs more private universities, by Sambo
JAMB cancels results of two centres in Abia, arrests 100 nationwide
Dangote, 81 students to bag ABU’s Doctor of Letters, 1st Class
JAMB dismisses report on alleged reduction of UTME scores
Comedian as president, pregnancy in prison
Editorial: Wasting asset
Justifying JAMB
Dangote alert
Easter relief for orphans in need


Zenith Backs Arise Fashion Week Designers with Flexible Facilities
No One Can Impose Leaders on N’Assembly, Saraki Tells Tinubu
Crude Theft: DPR’s Tracking System to the Rescue
AFCON 2019: NFF Shops Burkina Faso, Benin to Replace Ghana
Buhari’s Cabinet: APC Compiles Loyal Members’ List for Appointments
• Seeks NEC’s approval for disciplinary action
Zenith Backs Arise Fashion Week Designers with Flexible Facilities
No One Can Impose Leaders on N’Assembly, Saraki Tells Tinubu
• Says budget padding allegation careless, irresponsible, callous
Adeniyi Joins Chinese Belt and Road Media Council
Presiding Officers: Election Results Transmitted to INEC’s Server
•Ready to testify at presidential petition tribunal
Atiku Asks FG to Take Urgent Steps to Stem Insecurity
Rohr Insists on Uzoho Between the Sticks for Eagles
Onnoghen’s Name Removed from NJC’s Membership List
Banks’ Assets Rise to N39.0651tn
Bandits Kill 17, Abduct Two Women in Katsina Community
Corteva Agriscience Gives More Boost to Agric Sector
Support for Tech-driven Solutions to Disabilities
Death of 11 Christians: Gombe Dep Gov, CAN Sue for Peace
Ibadan Indigenes in US Pledge Support for Oyo Governor-elect
Crude Theft: DPR’s Tracking System to the Rescue
Corteva Agriscience Gives More Boost to Agric Sector
Jumia Clarifies New York Listing
Flour Millers Empowers Bakers
Aduwo: Rising Debts Should Be Concern to States, FG
Economists Back Call to Remove Fuel Subsidy
AFCON 2019: NFF Shops Burkina Faso, Benin to Replace Ghana
Nigeria Beats S’Africa in Team Event
NFF to Assist Nwakali over Visa Issue
Aruna Quadri Leads Other African Stars to Tackle the World in Budapest
12 Nations in Nigeria for Africa Nations Beach V’ball Cup
NUGA to Hold Trials for World University Games in OAU
GOtv Boxing Night 18: Joe Boy Retains ABU Title
Support for Tech-driven Solutions to Disabilities
Redefining Comfort the Virgin Atlantic Way
FG’s Road Trust Fund Policy Begins with Reconstruction of N73bn Apapa-Ojota Concrete Road

The Sun
Saraki replies Tinubu
We won’t talk on issue before tribunal – INEC
Anti-graft war’ll be ferocious in next 4 years – Lai Mohammed
FAAC allocations: How FG, states, LGAs shared N8trn in 2018
Security agents kill 11 as Galilee procession ends in tragedy in Gombe
Boko Haram activities now restricted –Buratai
Gunmen attack Katsina village, 10 killed
Police declare inspector missing over arson, killing in Ogun
We’ll reclaim our mandate, Olujimi, Faseyi assure constituents
Author cautions against Internet hackers
Oyo: Why we introduced trade by barter for health insurance –Akande
Boko Haram: How we achieved peace in Bauchi -Yusuf
Nigerians x-ray gains, failures of Buhari’s administration
9th Assembly: Why APC must review Gbajabiamila’s adoption -Dyegh
Anambra APGA: Controversy trails suspension of gov’s aide
APC plots to compromise guber poll tribunal – PDP
FG achieved 66.22% capital expenditure performance in 2017 –FRC
FAAC disbursed N1.92trn to 3 tiers of govt in 1st quarter –NBS
Transcorp Hilton appoints Seimodei as Director of Operations
BoI says 1.8m benefit from TraderMoni
Pinterest shares soar to $16bn in stock market debut
Osinbajo’s quest for journalistic objectivity
The essential Ebri
Musings on Nigeria at Easter…
Beyond reforming the kill-and-go police
U-17 AFCON: Zenith Bank calls for Eaglets focus
Pinterest shares soar to $16bn in stock market debut
‘EcobankPay ,Terrakulture partnership ‘ll create jobs, promote culture’
Chinese investment firm bids for Thomas Cook
Corporates, households’ demand for loans to spike in Q2 –CBN
Paylater rebrands as Carbon, to become digital financial services platform
Cost of cancer epidemic in Nigeria
Who says Nigerians do not read? – Talabi, Publisher
UTME: 100 arrested nationwide, 2 CBT centres shut in Abia – JAMB

Daily Trust
Electricity: Abuja residents, others flout safety laws, live under high tension
Telecom operators record 14,639 porting activities in February — NCC
OPEC upbeat Dangote Refinery will aid world oil production stability
40% of African bank customers prefer digital channels transactions — Report
WEMA Bank launches hackathon for idea creation, problem solving
Police foil pro-Dasuki protest in Sokoto
C/River shuts 14 health facilities for quackery, substandard
UTME: 100 arrested nationwide, 2 CBT centres shut in Abia – JAMB
President Buhari, not ‘sleeping on duty’ – Presidency replies Bishop Mamza
Buhari receives Emir of Qatar today
Ministry says revenue collection on highways illegal
Saraki to Tinubu: Stop smear campaign, dwell on facts
Only fear of God will make newly elected leaders succeed — Gamji
Udenwa worst Imo governor — Okorocha
Rohr backs Uzoho for Africa Cup of Nations spot
Ex-Eagles striker tips Nigeria for AFCON title, Galatasaray renew Etebo interest
Win over FC IfeanyiUbah is turning point for Yobe Stars, says Tsehuan
Telecom operators record 14,639 porting activities in February — NCC
OPEC upbeat Dangote Refinery will aid world oil production stability
Church offers free medical outreach to Abuja residents
Easter: FCT residents hang out with family members, friends
Hunger forced me into snatching motorcycle – Suspect
The return of Tiger Woods
Nigeria Police Force: Policing with Force
Next Speaker: Another voice of reason
Chieftaincy institution: Sanusi, Bage retrieving the glory
Sri Lanka: Bombings: Govt failed to act on intelligence
Sudan: Military issue warning to protesters
Morocco: Thousands demand release of activists
Three cattle merchants abducted in Taraba
Mob kills 2 suspected robbers in Yenagoa
Police hold man over theft of his child
Editorial: Hitches of 2019 UTME
Late-night fire destroys Kebbi uni faculty, hostel
Samsung’s foldable smartphone pre-production review fiasco
FG urges Huawei to invest in Nigeria’s ICT park
Glo records increased subscriber growth with regular network upgrade
NNN pensioners decry alleged refusal of PTAD to pay backlog of arrears
Group urges employers to implement N30,000 minimum wage
Aviation unions hail Buhari for signing minimum wage
Cheaper, safer processed fish underway
Palm Oil Plantation: Dufil compensate 1,628 farmers in Edo
Yobe agro-allied company devices onion preservation technique
2019 UTME: JAMB records 390 blind candidates, arrest 100 exam cheats nationwide
ABU confers doctorate degrees on Dangote, Labour leader
Cleric warns against politicizing security agencies
FCT residents hang out with family members, friends
Justice ministry, CSOs strengthen monitoring of recovered loot
Don advocates citizens’ participation in ACJA implementation
Word of mouth

N/East crisis: Buhari not sleeping on duty — Presidency
Tinubu attacking me because of his 2023 ambition ― Saraki
NJC removes Onnoghen from membership list
Atiku mourns foreign aid worker killed in Kaduna
Benue govt imposes 24-hr curfew on Katsina-Ala
Son sells hunchback mum to ritual killers for N7m in Ondo
Man sets self ablaze in Ebonyi, says he is tired of hardship
Gun duel leaves 2 robbery suspects dead, one escape in Delta
Ifo violence: Four policemen arrested over killing of man
Police alert Enugu residents on activities of online, financial fraudsters
Robbery: Task Force nabs notorious criminal, three others on wanted list
Benue varsity to investigate death of 2 students in River Benue
Putin, North Korea’s leader to meet by end of April
Bahrain’s govt reinstates citizenship of 551 tried in courts
NOUN to benefit from NCC education grants

Gombe Tragedy: Policeman, NSCDC Officer Killed After Crushing 9 Boys To Death
NASS Leadership: Tinubu, APC Will Fail Again – Saraki
81 Bag First Class Degrees In ABU
Easter: NSCDC Officer Kills 11 In Gombe Auto Crash
Convocation: 81 ABU Students Bag First Class Degrees
Briton Killed In Kaduna Castle Identified ‘Revenue Collection On Highways Illegal’ Runsewe Commends FCT Minister Over Raids On Nude Clubs
Set Leading Edge Agenda For Ogun, FBI Oyefeso Urges Committee
Insecurity And Its Impact On Northern Nigeria
Buratai And A Testament To History
FIFA, NFF, Middlesbrough Celebrate Mikel At 32
Benzema, Best No. 9 In world — Zidane
‘We Are Ready For NASSCON’
AFCON 2019: Zimbabwe Plans Friendly Ties Against Bafana, Super Eagles
Harnessing The China-Africa ICT Opportunity
US To End Iran Oil Sanctions Exemptions
Trade Union, Workers Accuse Minister Of Impunity
Set Leading Edge Agenda For Ogun, FBI Oyefeso Urges Committee
CBN’s Efforts To Revive The Textile Industry
NIMASA Board Approves Staff Promotion
Terminal Operators, USCG Differ Over Security At Nigerian Ports, Jetties
FMBN Disburses N58bn Loans In 1 Year
Udenwa Worst Gov Imo Ever Had, Says Okorocha
Kogi Senator-elect Endorses Gov Bello For Second Term
SDP Chairmanship Candidate, Others Defect To PDP
8th Senate And Its Parting Legislative Gifts
AFCON 2019: Zimbabwe Plans Friendly Ties Against Bafana, Super Eagles
EDITORAL: The Police Reform Nigeria Needs
Buratai And A Testament To History
APC: The Need To Consolidate Change
Senate Presidency: Making A Case For Ndume
Insecurity And Its Impact On Northern Nigeria
Harnessing The China-Africa ICT Opportunity
Lagos Assembly May Pass 2019 Budget Soon
Army Commends Ugwuanyi For Training Traffic Personnel
Obaseki Seeks Support On Protection Of Forest Belt
Gynaecologist Urges Pregnant Women To Eat Nutritious Foods
Gov Dickson Lists Qualities Of His Successor
UN Condoles With Families Of Aid Workers Slain In Kaduna
How Erratic Power Supply Cripples DisCos’ Revenue Generation
Training In Civil Service No Longer A Welfare Adventure

The Guardian

Investors shun bank shares despite N720 billion profit
Security officers kill 10 Christian youths celebrating Easter in Gombe
Zimbabwe plans friendly with Super Eagles
ECOWAS, UNHCR move to protect refugees, asylum seekers, others in West Africa
Ogun police arrest 25 suspects over burning of deputy speaker’s office
Oke-Ogun poly council suspends rector, others
UN chief mourns two aid workers killed in Kajuru Castle
Agency, firm wage war against fake cables
Rep says only members will determine National Assembly leadership
Team Nigeria wins opening ties at All Africa Senior Badminton Championships
Organisers envisage bright future as 65 Lagos children get Karate tutorials
Osheku predicts new course record at Okpekpe Road Race
How Nigeria’s Joe Boy subdued Ghanaian opponent at GOtv Boxing Night 18
More Nigerians jostle for spots in GSL Open’s main draw
Barcelona relaxed and fresh ahead of final La Liga push – Valverde
Anxiety as INEC holds supplementary poll in Lagos on Saturday
How outcome of 2019 elections is haunting the Southeast ahead of 2023
Amazing Health Benefits Of Drinking Honey-Lemon-Water Concoction
Nollywood and its lawyer problem
Editorial: Economy: Making the MPR relevant
Weighted hypocrisy
‘Cameroonian’ presidential candidate: What Atiku’s lawyers should do
Nigeria: A country in the grip of bloody violence
Foursome sex addicts, drugs and pornography – Part 2
Harsh environment, infrastructure deficit shrink brewery earnings
Tax transparency: Implications of international conventions, agreements
CITN won’t avoid role in national tax policie
BEDC connects Uteh Community to national gridl
Community leader accuses judge of misconduct, urges NJC penalty
PDP Assembly candidate seeks to void APC’s victory at tribunal
Nollywood and its lawyer problem
Lawyer prays court to stop Tanko’s appointment as substantive CJN
Hope for stroke patients as pig brain cells revived four hours after death


National Assembly Leadership: APC’s Position Stands – BoT Member
How FG, States, LGs Shared N8tr In 2018
Buhari Not Sleeping On Duty: Presidency Replies Rev Mamza
Ohanaeze Kicks As Ooni Insists Igbo Are From Ile-Ife
A Forged Certificate As An Allegory Of A Farce
Chinese Firm Offers To Help Develop Nigeria’s Housing Sector
Chelsea To Be Without Hudson-Odoi For Rest Of Season
President Buhari, Not ‘Sleeping On Duty’ – Presidency Replies Rev. Mamza
IGP Orders Investigation On Gombe Easter Accident
Liverpool Great Fowler Appointed Brisbane Roar Coach
2 Die, 10 Injure In Lagos-Ibadan Expressway Accident
Onion Leave-Eating Inmates: FG Doesn’t Keep IDP Camp In Bauchi-NEMA
Northeast Safer Under Me- Buhari
UNICEF Launches Campaign To Inspire Support For Vaccines
Nigerian Air Force Acquires 2 Attack Helicopters
Demanding Psychiatric Test For Road Traffic Offences Is Unwarranted — Prof Oye Gureje
The Return Of People’s Power
Tinubu backing Lawan, Gbajabiamila because of 2023 – Saraki
Rising bank fraud: ICPC to rid financial institutions of bad eggs
Economist hails Buhari’s disposition to Free Africa Trade Agreement
Atiku to Buhari: Arrest killers of Oguche, Mooney now
Presidency working for Leah Sharibu’s release – Adesina
Ooni reafirms Igbo-Yoruba family ties
Sri Lanka’s Christians afraid to attend church after blasts
We have dealt with Boko Haram, they now lurk around lake Chad ― Buratai
Yoruba’ll produce next president in 2023 — Afenifere
Akeredolu’s Suspension: Tinubu, Gov’s aides trade brickbats
Amaechi preaches inter-party coexistence to rebuild Rivers
National Assembly leadership: APC’s position stands – BoT member
North-East better off under President Buhari, Presidency boasts
Benue Govt. imposes curfew on Katsina-Ala
Presiding Officers’ admission: We’re vindicated – PDP
Ortom, at 58, lists achievements
Chelsea to be without Hudson-Odoi for rest of season
Sterling to pay for funeral of teenager
who ‘touched his life’
African players in Europe: ‘Diving’ Salah under fire
2018/2019 Season: Ikorodu United in disarray over financial crisis
Awon Boyz: Tolu Itegboje sheds light on life of Area Boys in Nigeria
GidiFest 2019: Shina Peters, Patoranking, others shut down 6th edition of Gidifest,Nigeria’s biggest music festival
Actor, Jim Iyke welcomes baby boy
Gospel musician, Adenuga Oluwakemi to celebrate Easter with worship concert, ‘Kara Africa’
Gunmen abduct five-day-old baby, police detain father
41st Convocation: ABU to honour Aliko Dangote, Hassan Sunmonu

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