News Headlines Apr 4, 2019. Headlines From Nigeria’s Major Newspapers

News Headlines Apr 4, 2019. Headlines From Nigeria’s Major Newspapers

Compiled by Demola Adefajo

The Punch
Reactions as Dangote asks northern govs to combat extreme poverty
Why Buhari hasn’t signed N30,000 minimum wage bill —Presidency
Gridlock: Motorists sleep on Lagos-Ibadan Expressway
Wike wins Rivers gov poll, dedicates victory to election violence victims
N9tn pension probe: Reps threaten PFAs with arrest
Atheists, too, deserve Buhari’s cabinet appointment
$8.4m fraud case: Bamaiyi denies giving Ajudua money to bribe judge
Odemwingie announces retirement from football
Police arrest prison officers for plotting inmates’ escape
Two undergraduates die during foursome sex romp in Imo
Kolade’s killers will be prosecuted – Buhari
Please forgive us, repentant Boko Haram members beg Nigerians
Court jails man for Internet scam after FBI petitioned EFCC
7:12 am
PDP, Saraki, Dogara’s plot to hijack 9th National Assembly will fail – APC
Suspected herdsmen kill five in Benue
Ibadan obas fault Olubadan on illegal crown comment
Why FG couldn’t achieve 2018 revenue target –Udoma
Stock market investors lose N528bn in three days
I want to become a pilot —Tanitoluwa
Police arrest prison officers for plotting inmates’ escape
Two undergraduates die during foursome sex romp in Imo
Court jails man for Internet scam after FBI petitioned EFCC
Suspected herdsmen kill five in Benue
Gridlock: Motorists sleep on Lagos-Ibadan Expressway
Man impersonates Adeboye, T. B. Joshua, Olukoya to defraud Nigerians
Police arrest killers of Enugu Catholic priest
Policeman attacked by scavenger dies in Kwara
PDP, Saraki, Dogara’s plot to hijack 9th National Assembly will fail – APC
I was robbed, defeated lawmaker claims
Senate panel laments deplorable state of Nigerian embassies
Ihedioha promises to change Imo’s story
Projects: Senate denies padding refunds to Delta, Taraba
Next National Assembly will benefit Nigerians, says Rep-elect
Why FG couldn’t achieve 2018 revenue target –Udoma
Stock market investors lose N528bn in three days
IMF urges FG to remove tax incentives, reform VAT
Presidency clarifies status of NZESCO
Nigeria ignores OPEC quota again, boosts crude oil production
Switzerland to sue Nigeria over 2018 oil tanker seizure
Odemwingie announces retirement from football
I want to become a pilot —Tanitoluwa
Falcons in Spain as World Cup preparations continue
Pele undergoes treatment in Paris hospital
Kean racist abuse whips up storm
Naija Sports Market unveiled in Lagos
Prince Harry, Meghan’s Instagram page hit record-breaking 2.4 million followers
Police arrest suspected killer of rapper Nipsey Hussle
Portraits of Davido, Zuckerberg, Nike Okundaye show at art exhibition
UNTH gets machine for brain surgery
‘Why LUTH cancer centre has yet to begin operation’
Africa loses $2.4tn yearly to diseases – WHO
Medheights warns against purchase of fake drugs
Chronic constipation can be a significant cause of illness
‘Self-testing tool’ll help in eradicating HIV/AIDS’
Editorial: Terrorism: Military chiefs sacking in Mali, Chad
Atheists, too, deserve Buhari’s cabinet appointment
The shame that Lagos-Ibadan Expressway has become
Insulating traditional rulers from partisan politics
Nigeria could be GMO capital of the world

The Nation
‘How PDP plans to frustrate Lawan’s ambition in ninth Senate’
African Wrestling Championships: Team Nigeria arrive from Tunisia
NJC advises Buhari to retire Onnoghen over $1.7m cash
We didn’t see Adeleke in exam hall, NECO supervisors tell court
Rivers election: INEC declares Wike winner
FEC okays N5.5 billion to create 60,000 jobs
Your directive insincere, obas tell Olubadan
How North can tackle poverty, by Dangote
AbdulRazaq sets up 80-member transition committee
IMF: economy on right track
El-Rufai’s convoy foils kidnapping along Kaduna-Abuja road
Malabu oil block award ‘illegal’
APC chieftain to Saraki, Dogara: steer clear of selection of National Assembly leaders
Speaker: Dogara fingered in plot against Gbajabiamila
Onnoghen closes case at CCT after calling a witness
Two-thirds of world’s hungriest people live in Nigeria, others, says UN
My mandate was stolen, says Awara
Nigeria, EU, others get set for 5G technology
Ajimobi mourns as Soun ‘s wife dies
PDP, Secondus congratulate Wike, others on victory
Court adjourns Kebbi APC primaries hearing to April 5
Promissory Notes: NASS approved figures sent by Executive for Delta, Taraba States, says Saraki
Lalong signs N153.5bn 2019 budget into law
I’ll lead with fear of God, says Nasarawa Governor-elect
Anambra Senatorial poll: Returning Officer has no case to answer- Court
African Wrestling Championships: Team Nigeria arrive from Tunisia
Quadri is 23rd in ITTF ranking
‘Youth development stimulates Aiteo’s sponsorship of Nigerian football’
Poor Run of Form: Boro have been unlucky, says Mikel
Itemuagbor celebrates Oshiomhole at 67
Pele hospitalised in Paris after meeting with Mbappe
IMF: economy on right track
Nigeria, EU, others get set for 5G technology
‘PIB delaying production sharing contracts review’
Kachikwu: deal for OPEC+ cut extension coming
Ambode seeks PPP to develop Lagos
CBN submits 2019 budget proposal to Parliament
Johnson was shot dead, family claims
Buhari condemns soccer fan’s death
Court orders striking LASPOTECH unions to eschew violence
Lagos screens over 250 intending pilgrims
Lagos brings fresh DNA evidence against Danish murder suspect
Tricycle owners hail Tinubu, Sanwo-Olu, Hamzat
Businessman arraigned for alleged dud cheques issuance
Lalong to rebuild multi-billion Jos Main Market
Youths rise to solve Africa’s problems
Scholarship lifts widow’s son, others
Kano sends 32 dons to France
A college facilities’ challenge
Vice chancellor’s admonition (I)
‘Agric processing averts food insecurity, attracts forex’
Alumni launch N250m hospital project
College mourns ex-provost
Fidei Poly matriculates 543
Scatterbrain (add/addhd) children and adults (4)
Varsity teaching hospital successfully performs first spinal surgery
Just before Buhari’s ‘tough decisions’
Editorial: Refineries

ThisDay
Saraki : N’Assembly will Pass Police Reform, Trust Fund Bills Before June
Buhari Warns Security Operatives against Brutalising Nigerians
Jubilation as INEC Declares Wike Winner of Rivers Gov Poll
Oshiomhole: Celebrating a Labour Activist and Political Leader at 67
NAPTIP Convicts 379 Traffickers in 16 Years, Says Director
Police Seizes Counterfeit IT Products in Multiple Raids
Land Encroachment: Family Drags Amosun, Others to Court
NAF, Police, DSS Meet over Insecurity
Kaduna, Enugu, Lagos, Abia, Anambra Top Reformed States
IMF: Nigeria’s Economy Recovering
NJC Sends Report on Onnoghen, Muhammad to Buhari
Ndume’s Ambition Not an Issue, Says APC
N778.7bn Debt to NBET Weighs Down Power Discos
NERC to validate new customers’ population
Air Peace Orders 30 New Embraer Jets in $2.1bn Deal
Unknown Gunmen Murder Five Persons in Benue
Our Votes Were Stolen, Moghalu Alleges
It is Impossible for the PDP to Lose Election in Rivers State
‘A PDP Legislator May Emerge Speaker’
NEST To Train 10,000 Girls In ICT, Launches Innovation Park
NIMC Obtains World’s Security Standards for Data Protection
Group Tackles FG over Loss of Revenue to Foreign Software Providers
FG to Create Awareness On Public Internet Access Policy
NCC Moves to Protect Telecoms Subscribers from Cyber Attacks
Barca Fans Salute Wonder Boy, Chukwueze after Eight-goal Thriller
Super Falcons in Spain for Two Friendlies
Okpekpe Road Race Promoter Celebrates Oshiomhole at 67
Youth Devt Stimulates Aiteo’s Sponsorship of Nigerian Football
LMC Fines Katsina Utd N1m for Not Allowing Rangers, Four Others to Train
EPL: Man City Beats Cardiff to Go Top
Cardiff Seeks Talks with Nantes over Payment of Sala Fees
How Unhealthy Vegetable Oils are Killing Nigerians
Ogun Commends NGC for Healthcare Delivery System
Lifeline Takes Free Medicare to Jabi Motor Park
Bayelsa Health Insurance Scheme Garners 106,000 Enrollees
WARIF Collaborates with Slum2School to Empower Makoko Youths
NAFDAC Destroys Fake Products Worth N2.7B in Ogun State
Nigeria’s Booming Business of Unfettered Identity Change
EDITORIAL: DEALING WITH EXTREME WEATHER CONDITIONS

Daily Trust
Man remanded for fondling with girl’s breast
Court sentences visa racketeer to one year imprisonment
Clerk nabbed for allegedly stealing Ribena
100 persons benefitted from free surgery in Osun
World Bank promises compensation for victims of water project in Ekiti
CCT: Onnoghen closes defence, gets 3 days to file final address
N15bn ecological projects ready, FG says
Alleged N2.8bn fraud: Court admits more evidence against ex-NAMA MD
Tivs/Jukun crisis: Hudreds flee Taraba to Benue
Meningitis claims 48, hits 15 states
Outrage over rising spate of kidnappings
Poor funding of Army worsens insecurity – Buratai
How Wike won Rivers governorship poll
PDP lawmakers absent as Ganduje, others get return certificates
Court sacks Nwaoboshi, declares Nwoko as Delta senator-elect
Wikki Tourists ready to dim Lobi Stars – Abdullahi
Super Falcons storm Spain for World Cup preparatory games
Wilfred Ndidi could become my new Gerrard – Rodgers
Why Trade Ministry moved special economic zones’ budget from NEPZA
Nigeria’s GDP to grow by 2.5% in 2020 — IMF
Expert predicts drop in oil price, urges FG to generate revenue via VAT
Court sentences visa racketeer to one year imprisonment
Low-hanging fruits for Buhari’s second term
From New Zealand with love
APC, Niger South and travesty of justice
Reinventing NAF through research, development
Senate Presidency: Adamu as clean break from the past
UK: Brexit: May, Corbyn hold ‘constructive talks’
Algeria: President Bouteflika resigns amid protests
Uganda: Man becomes lawyer, wins back family land
Police arrest 4 over sale of petrol to bandits
Wife narrates how husband was killed while separating fight
Court remands man who allegedly attempted to kill friend
Editorial: As CBN cuts lending rates
Teacher producing institutions to come under NCCE
‘Nigeria needs to earnestly apply 26% of budget to education’
Kano sends 32 lecturers to France
Tee A’s ECOFEST returns in May
“I’m the most popular Hausa man in the world,” Kannywood’s Zango brags
BREAKING: Buhari receives NJC’s report on Onnoghen, acting CJN probe
Adeleke’s nullification: Judgment cannot stand test of time – SANs

The Sun
130 Nigerian embassies in sorry state
Senate presidency: APC senators-elect expose PDP plot against Lawan
Slain Lagos football fan: killer policemen’ll be tried – Buhari
Boko Haram: Why we must involve citizens in the fight – Expert
Debt padding: Senate indicts finance ministry
Rivers guber: Wike wins with 886,264 votes
… Atiku, Obi, PDP congratulate governor
4 fear dead in renewed Calabar cult clashes
El-Rufai’s convoy chase away kidnappers operating on Kaduna-Abuja road
Benue guber: How Ortom survived Akume’s onslaught
Inconclusive election not part of our laws -Golu
DPR handed three- month ultimatum to collect overdue oil licence, royalties
Onne Customs rakes in N94bn in 2018
N-power: FEC approves N5.5bn for training of 12,000 unemployed youths
Court sacks Delta senator-elect, Nwaoboshi
Kwara gov-elect appoints 80-member transition committee
Delta guber: Ogboru vows to reclaim mandate
Eat ‘N’ Go plans 50% annual expansion over next 5 years
FG urges women to imbibe the spirit of forgiveness
FG spends N2.6bn to clear 33% pension arrears
Mozambique woman gives birth in mango tree
Boeing software under scrutiny as Ethiopia prepares crash report
Shere community where people dress half naked
National growth: Don makes case for cross-disciplinary scholarship

Leadership
Nigeria Set To Close Down 80 Missions
NJC Conveys Decision On Onnoghen, Tanko Probe To PMB
Political Handlers With Trump Ties Take Their Election Playbooks To Africa
Can Presiding Officers Be Imposed On NASS?
Onne Customs Generates N26bn In Q1 2019
NADDC Set To Implement New Automotive Policy
Can Presiding Officers Be Imposed On NASS?
Rivers: Wike Wins 2nd Term
‘Southern Kaduna People May Dump PDP’
2019 Polls And Matters Arising
Deputy Senate Presidency: Northern Senators-elect Declare Support For Boroffice
Union Bank Profit After Tax Hits N18bn
Air Peace Orders 30 New Jets In $2.1bn Deal With Embraer
Fraud: ‘9mobile Has No Link With Sogo Akinola’
5G: US’ Move To Ban Huawei Suffers Major Setback
First Bank Empowers Over 7000 Students On Financial Literacy
Pele Hospitalised In Paris After Meeting With Mbappe
Man City Beat Cardiff To Regain Top Spot
France 2019: Falcons Test Mettle Against UMF Selfoss, Canada
NBBF: Kida Faction Holds AGM, Stakeholders’ Forum April 13
Barcelona Plan €300m Summer Sales To Finance New Signings
Singer Jennifer Lopez Sued For $6.5m
`Do Good’ Actor, Oliver Dies In Car Crash
Davido Set To Perform At Hot 97 Summer Jam In New York
How Independent Is The Judiciary?
Acting CJN, NJI Administrator Task Magistrates On Fairness, Impartiality
‘Executive Responsible For Delays In Prosecuting Graft Cases’
2019 Polls And Matters Arising
HUMAN RESOURCE: Accepting Responsibility Of Workers’ Pension, Insurance Packages
EDITORIAL: CBN’s Laudable Intervention In Palm Oil Production
As The Race For House Speakership Hots Up
Approval Of Tobacco Control Regulations As NASS’ Legacy
Oshiomhole: Consistent Labour Activist And Political Aficionado @ 67
2019 Polls And The Akwa Ibom Experience
Harbin Kunama: Can Buratai Make Another Difference?
Court Remands 2 Herbalists Nabbed With Coffin, Charm In Ilorin
EFCC Arrests 11 Suspected Internet Fraudsters In Ibadan
Man Bags One Jail Term For Defrauding Pastor
NCCE Urges FG To Employ More Qualified Teachers
U.S Woos Nigerian Students To Its Over 1000 Community Colleges
Blast Injures 18 In Philippines Restaurant
4 Suicide Bombers Hit Syria’s Raqqa
Brunei To Punish Gay Sex With Death
Algerian Council Confirms Bouteflika’s Resignation
‘Executive Responsible For Delays In Prosecuting Graft Cases’

Tribune
60% Of People In Nigeria’s North-West, North-East Live In Extreme Poverty — Dangote
Wike Overcame Anti-Democratic Forces, Atiku Says
Wike Wins Rivers Governorship Election
Breaking News: Air Peace Orders 30 Brand New E195-E2 Jets In $2.1bn…
NASS leadership: We are determined to supplant PDP, APC vows
Agboola heads 10-man transition committee of Oyo governor-elect, Seyi Makinde
Suspected mad man hacked policeman to death in Kwara
CODER to Buhari: Let’s celebrate 20yrs of uninterrupted democratic rule
Firm donates accommodation to Abuja orphans
NASS election: Court sacks Delta senator-elect, Nwaoboshi
Stop burning boats loaded with crude oil, illegally refined products ― CEPEJ
FEC okays N3.4tn promissory note to offset local debts, salaries
Nigeria blessed with talented people, don says
Nigerian Army, Police pledge protection for NYSC members in Bayelsa
Robbery Suspect Allegedly Kills Partner While Sharing Loot In Yenagoa
Father defiles 14-year-old daughter for 7 years in Delta
Developer Laments Lack Of Support For Structured Retail Growth
2019 Budget: FG proposes 2.3m BPD oil production, $60pb oil benchmark
Islamic State, Claims Killing Of Canadian In Burkina Faso
Theresa May to meet Opposition leader to end Brexit deadlock
Brunei implements death by stoning under new anti-LGBT laws
Chicago elects first female black mayor
Oyo Landlords Move To Save Babies From Early Deaths
New NAFDAC policy targets local manufacturing of 50 imported drugs
Nigerian Rapper, Sasha Launches Music Academy
Nollywood endorses new tourism projects
HSF Trains Widows On Entrepreneurship Skills, Gives Starter Packs

The Guardian
Wike wins Rivers guber poll
Air Peace orders 30 Embraer jets worth N641 billion
IMF officials support CBN’s policy stance
Senate faults Buhari’s rejection of N90b refund to Taraba, Delta
Family sues Amosun, others over land
Fake U.S. soldier bags 30-day jail term
ERA says 3.5m Nigerians smoke daily
NPA plans to put seaports on competitive edge
Why north remains poor despite agricultural potential, by Dangote
Villarreal dangle new deal on Chukwueze to starve off suitors
Super Falcons take France 2019 FIFA World Cup preparation to Spain
NSF invites 26 players as Edo hosts World Scrabble Championship qualifiers
Cash-strapped AFN can’t hold African Games trials in Abuja stadium
Chelsea young guns torment Brighton to ease pressure on Sarri
2019 polls offer less opportunity for women involvement in legislative politics
‘Why South-West may not produce president in 2023’
Ganduje gets certificate of return as PDP members-elect boycott
Why it is time for a female speaker, by CSOs
Tamar Braxton And Nigerian Boyfriend Make Red Carpet Debut
Poor Diet Linked To One in Five Deaths Globally
DreamCatchersDA Founder: “I Am On The Verge Of Giving Up”
Britney Spears Checks Into Mental Health Facility
#PrenatalNutrition: Snacking in pregnancy
2023: Imminent burst of election burbles
Police March of murders
Letter to Nigerian governors
Pretenders to the crown of Pontifex
Editorial: Adieu, Gabriel Imomotimi Gbaingbain Okara (1921- 2019)
Global e-commerce sales surge to $29 trillion
NITDA develops framework to digitalise government services
Paga posts $4.6 billion deals, 12 million customers in 10 years
STACO strengthens retail business with new offerings
Before government sends parents of out-of-school children to prisons
We are reviewing varsity curriculum to address unemployment, says NUC
Ex-commissioner calls for ethical revolution through exam ethics
Pharmacists want effective drug regulation for national development
LUTH, Lions Club plan to treat all kidney diseases in Nigeria
ACPN tasks NAFDAC on stricter regulation, fake drugs, open markets as agency turns 25
How to lose, maintain healthy weight

Vanguard

4 Ajegunle Students Produce Mobile Solar Traffic Light
Ease Of Doing Business: Kaduna, Enugu, Lagos, Abia, Anambra Top Reformed States In 2018
2019 Elections: A Post-Mortem
Union Bank Grows Pre-Tax Profit To N18.5bn
FSDH Advocates Strategies To Raise VAT Revenue By 218%
After The Elections: The Next Level
Two Dead, 2 Hospitalised After Taking Indian Hemp In Imo
Abia Election Tribunal Gets 32 Petitions
Rohr: My Eagles’re Nigeria’s Most Talented Squad
Election Petition: SDP Disowns Its NASS Candidate In Anambra
Police Arraign Herdsman Over Attempted Murder
Oil Prices: Supply, Demand Factors Hinder Upsurge — Analyst
S’West PDP Disowns Adewale As Lagos Party Chairman
Face-Off Between Olubadan, Ibadan Chiefs Deepens
ALLEGED CERTIFICATE FORGERY: Adeleke Appeals Court Judgment
Kogi Leaders Warn Against Plot To Sack Justice Ajanah
Kwara Gov-Elect Appoints Transition C’ttee
Ease of doing business: Kaduna, Enugu, Lagos, Abia, Anambra top reformed states in 2018
FEC okays N3.4trn promissory note to offset local debts, salaries
Nigeria, 7 other nations home to world’s hungriest — UN
Breaking: INEC declares Wike winner of Rivers gov election
Onnoghen: NJC sends investigative report to Buhari
FG to sell off recovered assets within 6 months
Breaking: Again, five killed, scores injured, houses razed as suspected herdsmen invade Benue community
2019 AFCON: Amuneke dreams Taifa Stars, Super Eagles clash
Odemwingie retires from football
How ten-man Bayern survive cup scare in nine-goal thriller
Man City back on top as Spurs party in style
Singer Jennifer Lopez sued for $6.5m
`Do Good’ actor, Oliver dies in car crash
Davido set to perform at Hot 97 Summer Jam in New York
Union Bank grows pre-tax profit to N18.5bn
How school leaver was raped by cultist in Ebonyi
Tears as fire razes 6 houses, block of shops in Calabar
4 things your laptop can still do better than your smartphone
Expert urges govt to invest in capacity building for children with autism

News Headlines Apr 3, 2019. Headlines From Nigeria’s Major Newspapers

News Headlines Apr 3, 2019. Headlines From Nigeria’s Major Newspapers

Compiled by Demola Adefajo

The Punch
Ndume defies Buhari, Oshiomhole on Senate presidency, unfolds nine-point agenda
Buhari rejects Ajaokuta Completion Bill, National Housing Fund, others
Kolade: Command begins orderly-room trial of killer cops
ADC asks Buhari to apologise to Onnoghen
Wike leads as INEC begins declaration of Rivers gov poll results
Motorists groan in Lagos-Ibadan Expressway gridlock as tanker spills fuel
Drug trafficking: 20 Nigerians on death row in Saudi Arabia
Olubadan attacks obas, insists they’re wearing ‘illegal crowns’
Okwaraji’s mum laments govt’s failure to honour son
FIRS targets N750bn from 55,000 millionaire tax debtors
Omo-Agege’s certificate of return will be reissued to me —Emerhor
Ogun majority leader dumps APM, returns to APC
Suspected robbers kill motorcyclist in Osun
Ex-General, 25 officers petition Reps over compulsory retirement
ISWAP hoists flag in Borno as air force jets kill scores
Kolade: Command begins orderly-room trial of killer cops
Pro-Buhari group tackles Obasanjo, faults Nigeria’s misery index ranking
Katsina man remanded for impregnating neighbour’s 12-year-old daughter
Woman allegedly kills friend, attempts poisoning husband
Offa poly student didn’t commit suicide because of handout proceeds – Management
SS3 pupil’s death: Teacher in police net, may be prosecuted
Four graduates drown in freshly-dug well in Kogi
Widow demands justice for husband killed by soldiers in Akwa Ibom
Osun: Court nullifies Adeleke’s nomination as PDP’s gov candidate
Adelabu heads to tribunal over Makinde’s victory in Oyo
Imo North leaders seek cancellation of senatorial election
PDP files 10 election petitions in Plateau
APC made a mistake by denying me gov ticket –Nwosu
FG expresses commitment to promotion of decent work environment
Firm provides platform for women entrepreneurs
Lift Bank to empower 10,000 widows, others
FG to fund 2019 budget deficit with new taxes, concessions
Shell’s yearly payment to Nigerian govt hits $6.39bn
Heineken brings ex-Barca star Puyol to Nigeria
German FA boss resigns over watch gift
Group moves to develop FCT sports
GOtv Boxing returns to Ibadan
You can reach 1,000 goals, Pele tells Mbappe
Police arrest suspected killer of rapper Nipsey Hussle
Portraits of Davido, Zuckerberg, Nike Okundaye show at art exhibition
Nineteen injured in stampede at Nipsey Hussle memorial
UNTH gets machine for brain surgery
‘Why LUTH cancer centre has yet to begin operation’
Africa loses $2.4tn yearly to diseases – WHO
Medheights warns against purchase of fake drugs
Chronic constipation can be a significant cause of illness
‘Self-testing tool’ll help in eradicating HIV/AIDS’
Regulatory bottlenecks slow down drone revolution in agric sector
UK broadband firms to automatically compensate customers
Editorial: Buhari, complete Lagos-Ibadan Expressway now
Debriefing Governor Abiola Ajimobi of Oyo State
CAMA Bill: An important legacy for the 8th Assembly
MPC rate cut and need for complementary fiscal measures
Should INEC deregister non-performing political parties?

The Nation
Court: Adeleke unfit to run for Osun governor
Police name men who ‘killed soccer fan’
Shell pays Fed Govt, agencies $6.397b
Adelabu, APC challenge Makinde’s victory
N1trn projects: ICPC to probe Senators, Reps
Osinbajo: what to expect from Buhari’s second term
The dog, the dog-walker, and the waist-bead
The shame of the police
Cut NASS salaries; no VAT hike
Slashing the MPR rate
Rivers gov polls: Wike leads in 13 LGAs
YABATECH Rector counsels new deans
Amnesty coming for owners of undeclared foreign assets, ministers assure
Buhari turns down $1b Ajaokuta completion fund bill, seven others
BMO: you can’t compare Buhari with Atiku
UNILAG team wins UN crime hackathon
Olubadan to Obas: remove your crowns and return to palace
Lagos committed to making the state work for all, says Ambode
Woman accused of squeezing manhood
Lagos poll: Agbaje and illusion of hope
APRIL 3, 2019
‘There will be no Nigeria without restructuring’
Merkel congratulates Buhari on re-election
Senate may pass 2019 budget April 16
SDP disowns Senatorial candidate in Anambra
PDP opponent to Ndume: you are not fit to be Senate President
German FA president Reinhard Grindel resigns over €6,000 watch
Juan Mata to become Man U ambassador after retirement
Chelsea to Fenerbahce: Raise your bid on Moses or forget permanent deal
Evra under investigation over PSG comment
All Africa Senior Badminton Championships: Anuoluwapo, Adesokan lead 16 others to Port Harcourt
Senate backs SON on local goods campaign
Access Bank hits new ranking as NSE lists merger shares
OPL 310: ‘Lekoil needs minister’s consent’
Chams rebounds to profit
TEF gets new CEO
Micro Pension: Informal sector workers seek subvention, others
MD charged with stealing N741,777
‘Duke of Edinburgh’s Award to develop skills’
Rotary rehabilitates school’s restrooms
COWLSO donates suites, neo-natal incubators to hospitals
Police arrest four persons for allegedly selling petrol to bandits
Four feared dead in fresh Jukun/Tiv clashes in Taraba
Kolade not killed by stray bullets, family insists
Breaking: JAMB releases results of 2019 Mock UTME
Court restrains Kwara from deducting pensioners’ fund to pay teachers’ salaries
77-year-old woman graduates at UNILAG 50th convocation
115 students enroll for 2018 Mathematics Queen Competition
Proprietress offers cheap, free education to pupils, orphans
Subscribers get upgrade in StarTimes Easter promo
NFI set to commence Masters in film archiving
‘Why Nigerian musicians can’t win Grammy award’
I plan for Davido, Tiwa Savage, others to seek me – Singer Yega
Ifu Ennada, Femi Branch, others to star in ‘City Of Bastards’
Aramide celebrates Women’s Day with ‘Songversation’
Varsity teaching hospital successfully performs first spinal surgery
Editorial: Slashing the MPR rate

ThisDay
Ndume Adamant, Rolls Out Nine-point Agenda
ExxonMobil Mulls Sale of $3bn Nigerian Assets
Presidency Appeals to Saudi for Leniency over 20 Nigerians on Death Row
Court Nullifies Adeleke’s Nomination for Osun Gov Poll
FIRS Targets N750bn from Millionaire Tax Debtors
FG woos owners of undeclared foreign assets with amnesty, waiver
CAN Explains Visit to Buhari
‘In Kano, PDP Exaggerated APC’s Problems, Using Propaganda to Create the Wrong Impression’
Using Technology To Boost Nigeria’s Real Estate Industry
Tender Unreserved Apology to Onnoghen Now, ADC Tells Buhari
• Says Nigeria in worse situation that truncated first republic
Presidency: We Have Spent N300bn on Social Investment Programme
180 Nigerians Deported from Libya
Tackling Controversies at Ondo State Radiovision Corporation
Trade Ministry Clarifies Status of Special Economic Zone Company
Court Reaffirms Omo-Agege’s Candidacy for APC
NFF Deserves Kudos over Awards, Says Egbe
NOW THAT BOUTEFLIKA IS GONE
Tribunal Orders INEC to Release Plateau Poll Materials for Inspection
Court Dismisses AAC’s Suit Seeking Fresh Election in Rivers
In Ogun, History Repeats Itself
When Grit Grinds to a Halt!
ELEVATING TO THE NEXT LEVEL
AIICO Gets ISO Recertification
ICPC Commends PTAD on Fight against Fraudsters
Custodian Investment Posts Improved Earnings
NAICOM Assures Insurers on IFRS 9
Equities Market Declines Further as Investors Ignore Companies’ Results
NPFL: Rangers Target Away Win in Katsina
‘Why Uzoho Got Red Card’
Puyol Set for UCL Trophy Visit to Nigeria
Karunwi: Weight Loss Improves Overall Health
Addressing Lassa Fever through Increased Funding
NSA AND THE FUTURE OF DSO
THE ABOLITION OF MAN AND WOMAN
Actress Beverly Naya Defines Beauty with ‘Skin’ Documentary
Domino Launches ‘Xtra’ Menu
Ogun Builds Befitting Homes for Investors to Live in, Play, Thrive
EDITORIAL: THE KILLING OF A NSCDC OFFICER

Daily Trust
Enelamah admits N42bn budget for firm with incomplete investors’ diligence
Shell paid Nigeria $6.3bn in 2018, highest in the world
NSE approves Access Bank’s listing of 6.6bn more shares, delists Diamond Bank
FG seeks new revenue sources to fund 2019 budget
AfDB report expresses worry over African countries rising external debt
Buhari rejects Ajaokuta steel company bill, 7 others
NYSC threatens to withdraw corps members from Bayelsa
Senate to pass 2019 budget April 16
Rivers: Wike leads in 12 LGs as collation continues today
Why I want to be speaker — Rep Bago
British Airways, Air France seek extension on new Abuja terminal use
Rape: Court Martial dismisses Air Force officer in Maiduguri
Constituency projects: ICPC to prosecute politicians, contractors who divert funds
Ogun Assembly leader returns to APC
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Court Nullifies Adeleke’s Nomination for Osun Guber Polls over Certificate Forgery

Court Nullifies Adeleke’s Nomination for Osun Guber Polls over Certificate Forgery


*Adeleke faults judgment, proceeds to Appeal Court

Ademola Adeleke

By Alex Enumah in Abuja

Justice Oathman Musa of an Abuja High Court sitting in Bwari Area Council of Abuja on Tuesday Nullified the nomination of Senator Ademola Adeleke as candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), in the September 2018 Governorship Election in Osun State.

Adeleke, who represents Osun West Senatorial District at the National Assembly was the PDP’s candidate in the 2018 governorship election in Osun state.

Two Chieftains of the All Progressives Congress (APC), Wahab Raheem and Adam Habeeb, had in 2018 barely few days to the governorship election in Osun State had dragged Adeleke to court, accusing him of not possessing the requisite educational qualification (secondary school certificate) to contest for the office of governor.

They prayed the court for an order to disqualify Adeleke from participating in the Sept 22 governorship election in the state on the grounds that he does not possess the requisite educational qualification.

Delivering judgment in the suit Tuesday, Justice Musa annulled Adeleke’s nomination on the grounds that Adeleke offended section 177 of the 1999 constitution as amended. The section stipulated that candidates for the position of governor must be educated up to secondary school level.

According to Justice Musa, while the court’s findings showed that Adeleke entered secondary school in 1976, there was no record to show that he actually graduated as his name was no longer seen in the school’s register from 1980.

Justice Musa further stated that the result Adeleke attached to his form CF001 which he submitted to the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) was fake, as it was found to be different from the one presented to the court by the principal of Ede Muslim High School, Ede, Osun State.

Meanwhile, Adeleke’s lawyer Nathaniel Oke SAN has faulted the judgment of Justice Musa on the grounds that the judge erred in law by going out of hiy way to source for evidence to arrive at his “unjust conclusion”.

He submitted that the court erred particularly when it ignored WAEC evidence that Adeleke was educated up to Secondary School level as required by law.

While he disclosed that they will immediately commence filing of their appeal against the Judgment, the senior lawyer expressed confidence that the judgment cannot stand at Appeal Court.

It would be recalled that the West African Examination Council (WAEC) during the court’s proceedings confirmed that Adeleke sat for the May/June examination of the council in 1981.

The council in an affidavit deposed to by one Osindeinde Adewunmi and filed at the registry of the Federal Capital Territory (FCT) High Court confirmed that Adeleke sat for the Senior Secondary School exams in May/ June 1981.

The confirmation was contained in a four paragraph affidavit filed in compliance with the order of Justice Oathman Musa requesting the examination body to confirm whether the governorship candidate sat for the 1981 exams.

Justice Musa, had in a ruling delivered on September 11 directed that WAEC should depose an affidavit, to either deny or confirm that Adeleke sat for the Exams the Council conducted at Ede Muslim High School in Ede, Osun State, in 1981.

It equally said the examination body should file the ledger containing results of Ademola and his mates with whom he sat for the examinations, as well the verifying affidavit, within five days of being served with the enrolled order dated September 11.

WAEC however in the sworn affidavit confirmed that, Adeleke with center number 19645 and candidate number 149 indeed sat for the Senior Secondary School Certificate Examination in May/June 1981 conducted by the council at Ede Muslim School situate at P.O. Box 6 Yidi Road, Ede, State of Osun.

Accompanying the affidavit was a ledger containing the result of all candidates (001-221) who sat for the Senior Secondary School Certificate Examination in the said school.

The certified true copy of the ledger which is marked as exhibit WA1, however showed that Senator Adeleke, sat for only English Language in the examination.

In arguing their case the plaintiffs in through their counsel, Bankole Akomolafe, on Sept 11 claimed that the PDP candidate did not sit for the WAEC examination in 1981 because the Senior Secondary School Certificate Examination had not been introduced in the country as at then.

They further alleged that the NECO examination he claimed to have sat for could not be genuine because National Examination Council (NECO) had not been established at the time Adeleke claimed to have sat for the examination.

Credit: ThisDay

2019 UTME: JAMB reschedules printing of exam slips to Thursday, April 4

2019 UTME: JAMB reschedules printing of exam slips to Thursday, April 4


by Agency Reporter   
The Joint Admission and Matriculation Board (JAMB) has rescheduled printing of the 2019/20 Unified Tertiary Matriculation Examination (UTME) slips to Thursday, April 4.

JAMB’s Head of Media and Publicity, Dr Fabian Benjamin disclosed this in an interview with the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) on Tuesday in Abuja.

NAN reports that the printing of the examination slips was initially scheduled to begin on Tuesday, April 2.

Benjamin said the shift in date came after 14 Computer Based Tests (CBT) centres were on Monday, suspended due to infractions during the board’s conduct of Mock UTME, including an incident where JAMB staff were attacked at one of its centres.

“The suspension has caused some distortion in the initial arrangement and the board will have to relocate candidates who were scheduled to write in the affected centres to other suitable centres.

“We all know that one of the essence of the mock exercise was to check the level of preparedness of not only candidates but also centres that keep to the rules and regulations of the board.

“It is to check on centres that are desperate to cheat and to make sure that they do not achieve their aim.

“Immediately after the exercise yesterday, we went into a meeting and examined the conduct of the exercise, identified the structural problems and made adjustments immediately.

“We want to ensure no centre fails during the conduct of the exercise.

“So we need today and tomorrow to redistribute the candidates affected by these suspended centres who had planned to extort them, defraud and frustrate the system, to centres that are more suitable, then printing can begin Thursday. ”

He added that the board was putting all hands on deck to ensure that candidates sat for the examination in centres where they were safe, suitable and conducive for the exercise that would be globally accepted.

He apologised to all candidates of the examination for the inconvenience caused, adding that the board’s intention remained to give its best, and ensure a hitch-free and successful exercise.

NAN recalls that Prof. Ishaq Oloyede on Monday said that the board had de-listed 14 CBT centres out of the 712 accredited due to infractions like technical hitch and deceit.

He also said that two staff of the board were attacked at Lagos state Polytechnic centre and were almost murdered but were rescued.
Oloyede said the 698 centres left in the operations were ready for the conduct of the UTME scheduled to hold between April 11 and April 15.

Lagos State Public Service Rules Chapter 1 and Introduction

LAGOS STATE GOVERNMENT

PUBLIC SERVICE RULES 

REVISED TO 1st JANUARY, 2015 

Lagos State Government Public Service Rules Foreword

FOREWORD 

It seems trite to contend that there is nothing that fairly mirrors the image, perception and indeed the effectiveness of any Government like the image, perception and effectiveness of its Public Service. I have heard people refer to the word “bureaucracy” as if it was itself a bad thing. 

Checking up on the meaning of the word confirms what I already knew. It refers to a body of rules, procedures and processes by which things are done. In my opinion this is a good thing. A large workforce like the Lagos State Public Service, inclusive of its Local Government employees, numerous 

Parastatals and Commissions comprising over one hundred thousand people, employed to relate with members of the public, provide services and solve problems, require Rules of Engagement. Without clear processes, rules and procedures, their conduct within and with members of the public would be simply chaotic. The “bureaucracy”, the rules, processes and procedures for the conduct of Public Service are contained in the “Public  Service Rules” and this is a good thing. 

What needs to be borne in mind is that society is evolving daily, people are changing, their needs are changing, technology is also having a huge impact in how things are being done. It is when the rules do not catch up with these changes that difficulties may arise and  “bureaucracy” may become counter-productive.

 Since the return of democratic governance in 1999, a lot of reforms have taken place in Lagos State, making the Lagos State Public Service the pack leader in developmental initiatives. Unfortunately, the existing Civil Service Rules was last reviewed in 1982. 

Between then and now, reforms in Pension Administration, application of technology, adoption of Oracle software and business processes, unique Identity Numbers for Public Officers, extension of Maternity Leave for female officers  from 3 months to 6 months with full pay, and the introduction of Paternity Leave for male officers have taken place. Service Charters and Mission Statements have now become part of the operational ethos of Ministries, Departments and Agencies of the Lagos State Government. I have had cause to utilize Executive Orders or cause the issuance of Circulars to bring these developments in conformity with the existing Rules. 

In the circumstances, the necessity to revise the existing Rules becomes compelling. The new Public Service Rules is the outcome of the initiative to bring our bureaucracy in conformity with changing local and global trends. The change of nomenclature from “Civil Service Rules”  to “Public” Service Rules is an attempt to make the rules applicable to Parastatals,  Commissions  and other Agencies of Government that have hitherto not been considered part of the main Civil Service; because Ministries, Departments and Agencies of Government are inter- connected  and   inter-dependent,  it  is  important         

(i)that  they all operate by a uniform set of processes and procedures in Human Resource Management. 

The road to these new Rules is somewhat long. It started with the tenure of Yakub Abiodun Balogun as Head of Service, continued during the tenures of Adesegun Ogunlewe and Josephine Oluseyi Williams as Heads of Service and we reach a glorious completion during the tenure of  Folashade  Jaji as Head of Service. 

I am grateful to all of them, the Office of Establishments and Training (the custodian), their staff, members of various Committees who contributed selflessly to the evolution of these new Rules and the State Executive Council members who debated and passed the motion for adoption and implementation. I can only now commend the new Rules to the entire Public Servants  in the hope that they will improve the service delivery capacity of the Lagos State Public Service.

  (Sgd) Babatunde Raji Fashola (SAN) Governor of Lagos State, Governor’s Office, Ikeja.

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Preamble

PREAMBLE This document is the product of intensive review of the rules and  regulations guiding career management in the State Public Service. Without any iota of doubt, several reform programmes have been undertaken in the Lagos State Public Service since the advent of civilian rule in May 1999 and it is only logical that they be adequately accommodated in the new Public Service Rules. 2. Lagos State Public Servants are therefore enjoined to fully acquaint themselves with these Rules, which should be applied alongside corresponding Executive Orders, Instruments, Gazettes, Circulars and Notices as we are duty bound to operate in accordance with all Laws and Procedures guiding Public Service Management, Public Finance Management as well as Policies and Strategies in the State to ensure due diligence through transparency, accountability and probity in the conduct of Government business. 3. Accordingly, our attention is being drawn to the following guidelines, which should be taken into account while going through these Rules: (i) Method of Numbering Each Rule has been accorded a six-digit number. The first two indicate the Chapter; the next two, the Section; and the last two, the Rule Number. (e.g. 130201 is the First Rule in the second Section of the thirteenth Chapter or Rule One, Section Two of Chapter Thirteen.) (ii) Arrangement of Chapters, Sections and Rules There are eighteen Chapters arranged as listed in the Table of Contents (iii) Amendments Amendments to these Rules shall be effected through Circulars, which will be issued from time to time. (iv) Review of the Public Service Rules This treatise shall be reviewed periodically to update the provisions of the Rules. 4. This Public Service Rules should be widely circulated and made available to all categories of Public Servants in Lagos State as they are require to familiarize themselves with its contents. (Sgd) ‘Shade Jaji  (Mrs.) Head of Service, Office of the Head of Service, The Secretariat, Alausa, Ikeja.

 Lagos State Government Public Service Rules

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TABLE OF CONTENTS

Foreword . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .         i-ii

Preamble . . . . . . . . . . . . . .         iii

Index . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .   vi-xxiv

Chapter                                        Subject       Page

1. Introduction . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1

2. Appointments and Exit from  the Service . . . . . .   . . 7

3. Acting Appointments . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 34

4. Discipline . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 36

5. Salaries and Increments . . . . . . . . . . . . 67

6. Staff Performance Evaluation . . . . . . . . . . 70

7. Prescribed Examinations for Confirmation/Promotion. . . . . . 76

8. Medical / Dental Treatment and Procedures . . . . . . 81

9. Compensation, Insurance Scheme and Personal Effects . . . . 95

 Lagos State Government Public Service Rules Contents

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10. Grievances and Petitions /  Appeals . . . . . . . . . . 99

11. Occupation of Government Quarters . . . . . . . . . . 103

12. Leave   … . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .       108

13. Free Transport Facilities within Government     … . . . . . . 120

14. Duty and Courses of Instruction within and outside Nigeria . . . . 127

15. Allowances . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 133

16. Innovations/Inventions  and  Awards  Committee . . . . . . . .144

17. Reward for Outstanding Work . . . . . . . . . . . 147

18. Application of the Public Service Rules to Lagos State Government Parastatal Organisations . . . .. . . . 148

 Lagos State Government Public Service Rules Contents

INDEX

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Index Lagos State Government Public Service Rules

CHAPTER 1 INTRODUCTION Application 010101 Special Definitions 010102 Application of Public Service Rules to Female Civil /Public Servants. 010105 Public Service Rules to form part of inventory items 010107

CHAPTER 2 APPOINTMENTS AND EXIT FROM SERVICE

Section I – General Appointment  to Senior Posts 020102 Appointment  to Junior Posts 020103 Authority  for Appointment 020104 Incremental date 020105 Seniority 020106 Unpaid staff  prohibited 020107 Personal  Records 020108 Date of birth 020108

Section 2 – Recruitment Definition 020201 Types of Appointment 020202 Trainee or pupil 020203 Probation 020204 Eligibility for Appointment 020205 Prior  approval  in certain cases. 020206 Procedure  for  appointment 020207 Personal Particulars 020208 Change of  name owing to marriage 020208 Oath  of  Secrecy 020209 Secret  society: prohibition  of  membership 020210 Contravention 020211

Section 3 – Rules for Appointment on Probation Period of probation 020301 Compulsory examination 020302 Confirmation or termination at the end of probationary  period 020303

Section 4 – Rules for Appointment on Contract Definition 020401 Rules for Appointment  on Contract 020402 Duration  of  Contract Appointment- 020403 Termination  during  current contract 020404 Re-engagement: Responsibility  of Contract Officer 020405 Re-engagement: Responsibility of Permanent Secretary/ Head of Extra 020406 Ministerial Department/Agency Earlier  notification  of non-re-engagement 020407 Continuity  of contract service 020408 Deferred  leave 020409 Incremental date 020410 Appointment  of retired officers on contract 020411 Promotion 020412

Section 5 – Secondment, Transfers, Conversion and Advancement Definitions 020501 Procedure 020501 Emoluments  during  Secondment 020501 Conditions  to be met for transfer 020502 Posting of Officers outside their professional cadres  prohibited 020502 Conversion  on  Senior posts 020503 Conversion on Junior posts 020503 Requirements  for Conversion to the Administrative Officer cadre 020504 Salary on Advancement 020506

Section 6 – Promotion Eligibility 020601 Procedure 020601 From Junior to Senior  Post 020603 Effective Date 020604 Notional promotion 020606 Promotion of a Contract Officer 020607

Section 7 – Exit from the Service Termination of appointment during  probationary period 020701

Relinquishment  of Appointment during  probationary  period 020702 Termination 020703 Resignation 020704 Leaving the  Service  during  a leave year 020705 

Pregnancy  not a condition for exit 020705 Leaving the  Service on grounds  of failing an examination  or abolition of office or  re-organization 020706 Compulsory  pension Contribution 020707 Processing of terminal benefits: guidelines 020708 Statutory  Retirement 020709 Ways of leaving the Service 020710 Attendance at mandatory pre-retirement seminar 020712

Section 8 – Certificate of Service Authority 020801 Forms  020802 Purpose  020803 Timing 020804 Schedule (of engagement) Duties Emoluments Ill-health Dismissal Termination  of  Engagement Liability to  make good damage Further employment Gratuity Leave

APPENDIX 3 CONTRACT AGREEMENT FOR A NON – NIGERIAN MARRIED TO A NIGERIAN CITIZEN

CHAPTER 3 ACTING APPOINTMENT Section 1 – Introduction When made 030101

Not made unless necessary 030102 Not a form of trial promotion 030103 Procedure 030104 Date of Commencement 030105 Date of Cessation 030106 Effect of Casual or Special Leave 030107 Acting Allowance 030108

CHAPTER 4 DISCIPLINE Section 1 – Introduction Officers to acquaint  themselves  with disciplinary  rules in force 040101 Authority and delegation 040102 Delegated powers 040105 Postponement of disciplinary proceedings during Maternity Leave 040107

Section 2 – Obligations of Civil/Public Servants Civil Servant to appear before Commission 040201 Relevant  documents to be made  available to the Commission 040202 Failure to comply with requirements by Commission, a breach of discipline 040203

Section – 3 General Inefficiency Definition 040301 Drawing attention to shortcomings 040302 Removal for general inefficiency 040303 Removal of temporary staff for inefficiency 040304 Withholding of Increment: delegated powers 040305 Withholding of Increment: non-delegated powers 040305 Notification of defects 040306 Effective date of termination for inefficiency 040307

Section 4 – Misconduct Definition 040401 Issuing query 040402 Recommendations of Tribunals  of Inquiry 040403 Reporting  misconduct 040404 Disciplinary  procedure for misconduct and serious misconduct 040405 Notification  in writing 040406

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Engaging in business  after office hours 040407 Working for institutions or  Government Agencies during  office hours 040408 Fines 040409 Powers of  surcharge 040410 Money  Lending 040411 Mode of dressing 040412 Unofficial testimonials 040413

Section 5 – Serious Misconduct Definition 040501 Procedure 040504 Interdiction 040505 Responsibility of interdicted officer 040506 Suspension 040507 Dismissal and its Effects 040508 Effective date of dismissal 040509 Officer to report criminal charge and its outcome 040510 Effects of criminal proceedings 040512 Suspension of convicted officers 040513 Absence without leave 040514 Serious financial embarrassment 040515 Oath of Secrecy 040516 Unauthorized disclosure of  official information 040517 Abstraction  or  copying of  official documents 040518 Secret personal records 040519 Removal of public  records 040520 Removal of historical  documents 040521 Publication and public  utterances 040522 Political activities 040523 Resignation before seeking elective office 040524 Investments 040525 Prohibition  of private practice 040526 Mineral  discoveries 040527 Seeking  influence of prominent persons 040528 Posting and residence 040529 Paid appointment during leave 040530 Private agency 040531

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Statement on appointment 040532 Borrowing money 040533 Presents in recognition of service 040534 Gifts from traditional rulers 040534 Prohibition of bribery and corruption 040535

Section 6 – Conduct Prejudicial to the Security of the State 040601

Section 7 – Retirement in Public Interest 040701

APPENDIX 4 Official Secrets  Act, Cap. 335 Commencement Protection of Official  Information, etc. Protection of Defence Establishment e.t.c. Restrictions  of photography, etc during  periods of emergency- Cap. 62 Control of  mail forwarding agencies etc. Power to require information  as to offences  under this Act. Search warrants Penalties and legal proceedings Supplementary provisions as to offence Interpretation etc. Short title, extent and repeal. Cap. 144 of the 1958 Edition Limitation of repeal made by  Cap. 144 of 1958 Laws of  Nigeria, 1962, No. 39

CHAPTER 5 SALARIES AND INCREMENTS Section 1 – Salaries Payment of Salaries 050101 Salary on appointment 050102 Salary on transfer from other Government 050103 Salary on promotion within incremental scales 050104

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Section 2 – Increment Rules Definition 050201 Increments not as of right 050202 Incremental Date 050203 Grounds for withholding  or  deferring 050204 Deferred Increment 050205 Withheld Increment 050206 Withheld  or deferred  increment not restorable 050207 Suspending of Increments 050208

CHAPTER 6 STAFF PERFORMANCE EVALUATION

Section 1 – General Reporting Officer 060101 Performance Appraisal Reports  to be  detailed and candid 060103 Communication of reports to officers – Letter Day 060104 What to do by Head of Department not familiar with  officer reported upon 060105

Section 2 – Progress Reports on Officers Progress   Report on Officer on Probation/ Initial  Contract 060201 Timing 060202 In Special Cases 060203 Reports on Officers on training courses 060204 Procedure 060205 Secondment to Ministry/Extra-Ministerial Department/ Agency 060206 Secondment to corporation, or State-owned companies 060207

Section 3 – Rendition of Staff Performance Appraisal Reports on Officers Purpose 060301 Period 060302 Action by officers 060303 Open Reporting  System 060305 Department routine 060306

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Action by Permanent Secretary/ Head of  Extra-Ministerial Department 060307

CHAPTER 7 PRESCRIBED EXAMINATIONS FOR CONFIRMATION/PROMOTION

Section 1 – General Textbooks  allowed 070101 Examination Committee 070102 Failure  to pass  examination 070103 Refusal to take  confirmation  examination 070104 Time of holding  Confirmation Examination 070105

Section 2 – Combined Confirmation/Promotion Examination        for clerical officers  and Clerical Assistants

Section 3 – Compulsory Examination For Administrative Officers General 070301 Exemption 070302

Section 4 – Compulsory Examination For Executive Officers (All Cadres) Officers who are required to pass 070401 Syllabuses of examination 070402 Examination Fees 070403

CHAPTER 8 MEDICAL/DENTAL TREATMENT AND PROCEDURES

Section 1 – General Definitions 080101 Medical documents to be treated as confidential 080102 Medical examination on appointment 080103 Special  medical tests 080104 Medical tests for Officer on Leave of Absence 080105 Procedure 080106

General 070303

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Leave to visit   medical specialist/ dentist 080107

Section 2 – Facilities for Medical Treatment State Government Medical Facilities 080201 Officer bears expenses 080202 Expenses Refundable in Special Circumstances 080203

TREATMENT ON BOARD SHIP/AIRCRAFT AND ABROAD Officers embarked  as invalids 080204 Officers falling seriously ill on voyage to or from Nigeria 080205 Medical expenses during  overseas leave or on duty 080206 Medical treatment overseas. 080207

PROCEDURE FOR MEDICAL CHECK-UP ANNUAL MEDICAL CHECK-UP FOR PUBLIC SERVANT Annual Medical Check-up 080210

Section 3 – Absence From duty on Account of Illness

Types of Medical Certificates 080301 How  obtained 080302 Responsibilities of officers: duty to notify address 080303 Duty to  report to Employer  when sick 080304 Duty to seek and comply with medical advice 080305 Duty to appear before a Medical Board and to comply with recommendations 080306 Who is responsible? 080307 Recording of addresses 080307 Enquiries about  absentees 080307 Reporting of staff member’s sickness 080307 Instructions to Officer reporting sick 080307 Constitution of Medical Board 080307

RESPONSIBILITIES OF MEDICAL OFFICERS When patient attends in person 080308 When Department reports patient unable to attend 080309

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When a patient sends private practitioner’s report 080310 Reports  to Ministries/ Extra- Ministerial Department 080311

SICK LEAVE Officer who does not cover his Absence from duty with proper authority 080312 Power to grant an extension of leave to an Officer who is ill 080313 Aggregate sick leave for Officers 080314 Invaliding 080315 Payment to hospitalised  officer 080316

Section 4 – Matters relating to Injuries Application 080401 Action by injured officer 080402 Action by medical officer 080403 Action by Department 080404

Section 5 – Benefits  and  Repatriation  of Corpses Death of Nigerian Officer/ spouse  overseas. 080501

CHAPTER 9 COMPENSATION, INSURANCE SCHEME AND PERSONAL EFFECTS

Section 1 – Compensation for loss of Private Property Personal effects 090101 Motor Vehicles 090102

Section 2 – Passenger Flight Insurance Insurance  at government’s expense 090201 Responsibility  for insurance 090202 Stop-over facilities. 090203 Marine Insurance on motor vehicles. 090204

Section 3 – Packing of Personal Effects Application 090301 Facilities  provided 090302

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Section 4  – Group Life/Group Personal Accident Insurance  (Welfare Package) Definition / Scope of  Cover 090401 Insurer 090402 Consideration 090403

CHAPTER 10 GRIEVANCES AND PETITIONS/APPEALS

Section 1  – General Whistle blowing /Grievance definition 100101 Procedure 100103 Petition to Head of Government 100104

Section 2 – Petition Application 100202 External  influence 100203 Identity  of petitioner 100204 Petition submitted on behalf of an illiterate 100205 Routing of petition 100206 Number of  copies 100207 Disqualification 100208 Delay in petition to be explained 100208 Conclusion  of petition 100209

CHAPTER 11 OCCUPATION OF GOVERNMENT QUARTERS

Section 1 – General : Occupation of Staff Quarters Certain postings necessitate occupation of specific quarters 110101 No compulsion to occupy Government quarters 110102 Government  Housing Scheme  participants not to be given preference 110103 Condition  attached to  occupation of State Government quarters: Payment of rent 110104 Subletting  prohibited 110105

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Care of Quarters  110106 Alterations to  structure  and fixtures prohibited 110107 Removal of furniture prohibited 110108 Notice   of  vacation 110109 Taking  over and handing  over 110110 Responsibility  for  deficiency and damage 110111 Responsibility  for payment of utility bills 110112 Responsibility for  notifying Electricity and Water Authorities 110113 Vacation  of  quarters on resignation, transfer, retirement or Dismissal 110114 Ejection from Quarters 110114

Section 2 – Officers holding Senior Posts Retention of Government quarters during vacation leave 110201 Rate of Rents 110204

Section 3 – Officers holding Junior Posts Application 110301 Junior Officers not entitled to Government quarters 110302 Retention of Government quarters during vacation leave 110303 Compulsory occupant exempted 110304 Period of rent 110305

CHAPTER 12 LEAVE

Section 1 – Definitions Leave 120101 Leave Address 120102 Earned Leave 120103 Leave- Earning Service 120104 Date of resumption 120105 Leave year 120106 Tour 120107 Types of leave 120201 Annual Leave 120202 Annual  vacation leave is compulsory 120203 Authority for  leave 120204 Dismissal 120205

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Leave  to be on working days only 120206 Casual/Sick Maternity Leave inclusive of Saturdays, Sundays and Public Holidays 120207 Entitlement to leave allowance. 120208 Annual Leave entitlement 120209 Qualifying  period for  Annual leave 120209 Annual Leave Roster 120210 Approval  for vacation 120210 Leave of Permanent Secretaries/  Heads of Extra- Ministerial Departments 120211 Leave without pay to be reported to the Treasury and Audit 120212 Leave for  Temporary Staff 120213 Normal grant of annual leave 120214 Approval to spend  Annual leave abroad 120215 Leave  address 120216 Date of Resumption from Vacation Leave 120217 Curtailment of Leave 120218 Procedure on return from leave 120219 Conditions of leave for new entrants 120220 Officers entitled to  pro-rata leave 120221 Deferred leave 120222 Deferment of leave: during exigencies 120223 Count against  deferred leave 120224 Special leave for  courses of  study 120225 Duty during leave 120226 Extension of Leave Ground of Public  policy 120227 Urgent Private Affairs 120228 Application for Extension 120229 Leave for Cultural and sporting events 120230 Casual leave 120231 Qualifying  period for  casual  leave 120232 Sick Leave 120233 Maternity Leave 120234 Twenty-Four week Maternity Leave 120235 Twelve-week Adoption  Leave 120235 Time-off for Nursing Mothers 120236 Paternity Leave 120237

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Leave for Examination 120238 Sabbatical  Leave 120239 Study Leave 120240 Types of Study Leave 120241 Study Leave with Pay 120244 Conditions for Study Leave without pay 120245 Leave for Religious  purposes 120246 Leave on compassionate grounds 120247 Leave of  Absence 120248 Types of leave 120249 Leave of  Absence to  Join spouse  on course of  instruction abroad 120250 Leave of  Absence to Joint spouse  on grounds  of public policy 120251 Leave of Absence for  Technical Aid Corps Programmes 120252 Leave of Absence for Non-elective Political  appointment 120253 Leave of  Absence for  Spouses of President,  Vice President, Governor  and Deputy  Governor 120254 Leave on retirement 120255 Leave on Permanent invalidation 120256 Leave to attend important trade union conference/ business 120257 Overstaying  Leave 120258

CHAPTER 13 FREE TRANSPORT FACILITIES WITHIN GOVERNMENT Section 1 – Economy in  use of Transport Necessity for Journey 130101 Choice of route 130102

AUTHORITY FOR USE OF TRANSPORT How Given 131103 Must be  specific and  not exceed approved rates 130104 Free transport  facilities not  transferable 130105 Transport of Orderlies or Personal Assistants 130106 Precaution with use of Waterways 130107

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Section 2 – Free Transport Facilities Available General 130201

TYPES OF JOURNEYS Duty Journeys 130202 Journeys to new station 130203 Free transport  facilities  available  for duty  journeys 130204 Transport of motor vehicle and  auto cycle  for repair 130205 Free transport for motor vehicle and motor/auto- cycle 130206

Section 3 – Miscellaneous rules regarding Free Transport Facilities Extra   Equipment 130301 Official  Documents e.t.c. by Air 130302 Use of Government  transport  from house  to airport,  motor  parks, etc. 130303

Section 4 – Standard guidelines for engaging newly-recruited officers with rare skill from overaeas miscellaneous  rules for transport facilities at governments Eligibility 130401

CHAPTER 14 DUTY AND COURSES OF INSTRUCTION WITHIN AND OUTSIDE NIGERIA

Section 1 – General Application 140101 Definitions 140101 Interruption  of training  courses 140102 Bond Agreement 140103 PROCEDURE Obtaining  Approval 140104 Briefing of officer 140105 Special duty visit: Effect on Leave 140106

Section 2 – Duty Visits Outside Nigeria Passages 140201 Estacode  Supplementation  Allowance 140202 Travelling Days 140203

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Discharging duties  during  Vacation Leave, away from  normal place of  residence 140204 Refund of daily  travelling  expenses  abroad 140205

Section 3 – Courses of  Instruction Outside Nigeria Conditions 140301 Passage 140302 Courses  with  special rates 140304 Overseas employment during training courses 140305

EXTERNALLY – ASSISTED COURSES Nomination 140306 Conditions 140307 Certain courses to be granted as leave without pay 140308 

Section 4 – In-service Trading and Local Courses of Instruction Definition 140401 In-Service Training 140403 Definition 140404 Local Course Allowance 140405 Mandatory Pre-Retirement Workshop for retiring officers 140406

PART-TIME COURSE OF STUDIES Part-time Studies – Approval 140407

CHAPTER 15 ALLOWANCES Section 1 – General Definition 150101 Types of Allowances 150102 Allowances Subject to Periodic  Review 150103 Rent  Subsidy – Officers not eligible 150104 Non- Accident Bonus 150105 Keeping of Record of all Accidents 150106 Forfeiture  of bonus 150107 When payable 150108 Domestic  servants of officers 150109 Allowance  of domestic servants 150110

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Allowance Secretarial Staff 150111 Shift Duty Allowance for non-health  professionals 150112 Hotel Accommodation Allowance for newly-appointed, newly-posted officers 150113 Duty Tour Allowance 150114 Entitlement on Duty Visit Outside Nigeria 150118 Estacode Allowance 150119 Estacode  Supplementation  Allowance 150120 Travelling  Days 150121 Local Course Allowance 150123 Book/Project Allowance 150124 Overtime Definition 150126 Authority for Overtime and Entitled  Officers 150127 Treatment of officers not  qualified for overtime payment 150128 Work-free days 150129 Effect on acting appointment 150130 Limitation of total  monthly overtime 150131 Payment for time worked on work-free days 150132 Uniform  Allowance 150134 Acting Allowance:  When payable 150135 Rates of Acting Allowance 150136 Effect of Acting Appointment on allowance 150137 The effect on certain special remuneration 150138 Officer receiving personal allowances 150139 Contract  Officers and  re-engaged  pensioners 150140 Consolidated  Salary 150141 Resettlement  Allowance 150142 Resettlement Allowance not an Emolument 150142 Resettlement Allowance: Rate of payment 150143 Definition of  Transfer 150144 Not payable if transfer is at officer’s request 150145 Part-Time Teaching Allowance: 150146 Full-Time Teaching Allowance 150147 House Master/Mistress Allowance 150148 Science/Mathematics Teaching Allowance 150149 Laboratory  Attendants  Allowance 150150

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Section 2 – Transport Allowance Definition 150201

Section 3 – Kilometre Allowance Rules Limited to official runnings 150301 House to office  journeys excluded 150302 Not payable when other transport used 150303 Motor Cycle: Rate of  Allowance 150304 Motor Vehicle: Rate of  Allowance 150305 Claims for Allowance 150306

CHAPTER 16 INNOVATIONS/INVENTIONS AND AWARDS COMMITTEE

Section 1 – General Appointment 160101 Functions 160102 Procedure 160103 Provisional protection of inventions 160104

CONTROLLING RIGHT IN PATENTS Government’s opinion 160105 Rates applicable when the officer is  allowed controlling  rights 160106 Rates applicable  when the  officer is   not  allowed  controlling  rights 160107 AWARDS AND SHARE OF COMMERCIAL PROCEEDS Determination 160108 Modification 160109 Secrecy 160110

CHAPTER 17 REWARD FOR OUTSTANDING WORK

Definition 170001 Basis of awards 170002 Frequency  of awards 170003 Nature of awards 170004 Procedure for selection 170005

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Unique acts 170006 Certificate of merit 170007

CHAPTER 18 APPLICATION OF THE PUBLIC SERVICE RULES TO LAGOS STATE GOVERNMENT PARASTATAL ORGANISATIONS

Section 1 – General Definition 180101 Classification 180102 Existing R ules/ Conditions o f  Service 180103 Section 2 – Boards/Council Matters Functions of Boards/Councils 180201 Privileges of Members of Board 180202

Section 3 – Appointment and Promotions Authority  for Appointment 180301 Appointment 180302 Authority  of approve Promotion 180303

Section- 4 – Exit From the Service Exit from the Service 180401

Section 5 – Discipline Authority to Discipline 180501 General Application 180502 Application to the paramilitary 180503

Section 6 – Petition and Appeals Petition to Head of Government 180601

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CHAPTER 1 

INTRODUCTION 

010101:  It shall be the duty of every officer to acquaint himself with the Public Service Rules, other regulations and extant circulars. These Rules apply to all officers except where they conflict with specific terms approved by the State Government and written into the contract of employment or letters of appointment.  In so far as the holders of the offices of: The Governor; The Deputy Governor; Rt. Hon. Speaker; Chief Judge of Lagos State; Hon. Members of the State House of Assembly; Hon. High Court Judges; The Auditor-General for Lagos State; The Auditor-General for Local Governments; The Chairmen and Members of the following Executive Bodies, namely: The State Civil Service Commission; The State Judicial Service Commission; The State House of Assembly Service Commission; The State Teaching Service Commission; The State Audit Service Commission; The State Lagos State Independent Electoral Commission; The State Health Service Commission; The State Local Government Service Commission; and any other similar organs that derive their appointments from the Constitution of the Federal Republic of Nigeria or the Laws of Lagos State are concerned, these rules apply only to the extent that they are not inconsistent with the provisions of the Constitution of the Federal Republic of Nigeria or the Laws of Lagos State in so far as their Conditions of Service and any other law applicable to these  officers are concerned. 010102: The special meanings, with which various words and terms are used for the purpose of particular chapters and sections in these Public Service Rules, are quoted at the beginning of such chapters or sections.

Application

Special Definitions

1

 Lagos State Government Public Service Rules Chapter 1 010101

010103: Except where otherwise indicated by the context or in special definitions for particular Chapters, the following words and terms are used with the following meanings wherever they occur in this Public Service Rules: Basic Salary – a base pay excluding any inducement addition or other forms of allowances. Emolument is the total remuneration package as conveyed in an officer’s letter of appointment. Child  (of a Public Servant) means a child who: (a)     is under the age of 18 years; and (b) (i) is the officer’s biological offspring; or (ii) the officer’s step-child being the biological offspring of a       spouse of the officer; or (iii)  a child adopted by the officer in accordance with any statutory provision; and (c)       is entirely dependent on the officer. Civil Service is a body or organ which enjoys continuity of existence and is usually referred to as Government’s central bureaucracy. Essentially, it covers Ministries and Extra-Ministerial Departments. Public Service is a body or organ which enjoys continuity of existence. It is made up of the Civil Service, the Teaching Service, the Health Service, the Local Government Service, the Judiciary, Parastatal Organisations, Government-Owned Companies and Tertiary Institutions. Ministry – a Government organization established for the formulation  and execution of Government policies and programmes. The political head of the Ministry is the  Commissioner while the Permanent  Secretary who is a career officer, is the administrative head and Accounting Officer. Department/Directorate – the largest structure of a Ministry or Extra- Ministerial Department responsible for specific activities. It is headed by a Director who is accountable to the Permanent Secretary. Extra-Ministerial Department – a Department established by a constitutional provision. It is  a State Executive body having the same status as a Ministry. Its head reports directly to the Governor. Examples of extra- ministerial bodies include the State Civil Service Commission, Lagos State Independent Electoral Commission, the State Judicial Service Commission, Office of the State Auditor General etc. Classified Correspondence means correspondence graded as Restricted, Confidential,  Strictly  Confidential,  Secret or  Top Secret. Established Post means a post provided for under the Personal Emoluments Sub-Head of the Estimates.

Gazette  means the Lagos State Official Gazette. Administrative and Professional Cadres mean officers in the State Public Service holding the posts of: Director (XXX), G.L. 17     Deputy Director (XXX),  G.L. 16 Assistant Director (XXX), G.L. 15 Chief XXX Officer, G.L. 14 Assistant Chief XXX Officer, G.L. 13 Principal XXX Officer, G.L. 12 Senior XXX Officer, G.L. 10 XXX Officer I, G.L. 09 XXX Officer II, G.L. 08 and such other posts as may be declared by the authority responsible for Establishments Matters in the State to be  posts in the Cadres.    Contract Appointment means an engagement of a person to an established office for a tour of two years renewable only once or as stipulated in the terms and conditions of his contract.  

Commission includes the Lagos State Civil Service Commission and other Boards and Agencies.  

Centrally Deployed Cadre means the Administrative Officer Cadre, Executive Officer Cadres, Secretarial  Cadres, Accountant Cadre, Procurement Officer Cadre, Engineer Cadre, Architect Cadre, Surveyor Cadre, Information Officer  Cadre, State Counsel Cadre, Medical/Dental Officer Cadres, Veterinary /Agricultural Officer Cadres, Internal Auditor  Cadre, the Cadres of Statisticians, Auditors, Stores or any other that may be approved by any authority having responsibility for Establishments Matters in the State.

Civil Servant means any person or any officer holding or acting in any office in the State Civil Service and over whom the Civil Service Commission or any other similar body can exercise its powers  as well  as those whose Conditions of  Service are  covered by  the Public Service Rules .All Civil Servants are Public Servants but not all Public Servants are Civil Servants. For example, Officers of the Lagos Water Corporation and Lagos State Agricultural Development Authority are Public Servants and not Civil Servants. 

 Executive Officer Cadre  comprises Officers holding the posts of: Chief Executive Officer (XXX), G.L. 14 Assistant Chief Executive Officer (XXX), G.L. 13 Principal Executive Officer I (XXX), G.L. 12 Principal Executive Officer II (XXX), G.L. 10 Senior Executive Officer (XXX), G.L. 09 (XXX) (XXX) (XXX)

Higher Executive Officer , G.L. 08 Executive Officer , G.L. 07 Assistant Executive Officer , G.L. 06 It also includes officers holding corresponding  “Executive”  posts, e.g. Executive Officer (Accounts, Information , Audit e.t.c) posts. Permanent Secretary/Head of Extra-Ministerial Department/Agency means Accounting Officer of Ministry/Department/Agency (MDA). Officer, when used without qualification, means a member of staff in an established post, appointed either on permanent, temporary  or contract basis. Expatriate Officer means a non-Nigerian member of staff .

Senior Posts are posts graded on Salary Grade Level 07 and above and other posts attracting fixed salaries of equivalent salary grade levels in Ministries or Extra-Ministerial Departments/Agencies.

Senior Officer means a member of staff in an established post, appointed on Salary Grade Level 07 and above.

Junior Officer refers to a member of staff in an established post, appointed  on GL. 06 and below.

Member of staff means a person employed by any of the agencies of the Civil/Public Service of Lagos State. 

Staff is the totality of all the persons employed by the Lagos State Government. Temporary Officer means a member of staff employed temporarily in an established post. Appointment should be limited to Medical Interns and Personal Aides of the Honourable Members of the State House of Assembly. Trainee means a person appointed to a training post in any grade; it includes a pupil. Monthly-Rated  means employment on monthly rates of pay. Wife/Husband  (of an officer) means a spouse married under the Marriage Act, Islamic  or  Customary Law.

Nigerian married officer includes a non-Nigerian married to a Nigerian provided he has formally acquired Nigerian citizenship.

Private Medical Practitioner  includes traditional medical practitioner. 010104: – Nothing in this Public Service Rules shall be construed as limiting the powers of the State Government to amend or revoke any of its provisions at any time, provided it is not inimical to the well-being of the Public Service.

Application of Public Service Rules to Female Civil /Public Servants

010105: –  Notwithstanding that throughout the Public Service Rules, the terms Officer, Member of staff and Civil/Public Servant are often referred to in the masculine gender, the provisions of the Public Service Rules apply equally to female Public Servants except that: (a) provisions about wives of Civil/Public Servants do not normally apply to the husbands of female Civil/Public Servants unless where the former are incapacitated by illness or old-age, or are unemployed; (b) a child is not normally entirely dependent on a female Civil/Public Servant unless  the father of the child is dead or she is divorced from him and has been awarded legal custody of the child without a Maintenance Order. .

010106:  Where the condition of service of a public servant is inadequate or does not provide for a particular issue, the employer shall have recourse to the Public Service Rules.

Public Service Rules to form part of inventory items

 010107: A copy of the Public Service Rules shall form part of the inventory items in each office of the Service to be handed over by a departing Officer to his successor.

News Headlines Apr 2, 2019. Headlines From Nigeria’s Major Newspapers

News Headlines Apr 2, 2019. Headlines From Nigeria’s Major Newspapers

Compiled by Demola Adefajo

The Punch
Stock investors lost N158bn in March, market slumps by N48bn
9th Assembly: APC reacts as Saraki says senators should decide their leaders
Mum sent new month message to slain football fan on Monday – Brother
Onnoghen’s driver testifies as defence witness, CCB official appears Wednesday
Spiritualists force teenager to swallow metal cross for cleansing
Five Nigerians arrested in UAE for Dh2.3m robbery
APC’ll face setbacks in 2023 if Oshiomhole is not tamed – Okorocha
‘Orji Kalu is not an Igbo leader’
We may start selling petrol above N145 –IPMAN
We’ll wait for Supreme Court’s pronouncement on Zamfara APC —INEC
Assets worth N1.26tn registered on National Collateral Registry
Buhari orders reversal of State House Medical Centre to clinic
Senate panel rejects ministry’s budget for voting N42bn to ‘private’ firm
JAMB officials escaped being burnt alive in Lagos – Oloyede
NSCDC officer convicted of employment scam
Lagos task force arrests two for impersonation, extortion
Bricklayer rapes nine-year-old wife’s sister in Osun
Man demands $2,000, vows to publish ex-girlfriend’s nude photos if denied
Gunmen allegedly kidnap APC board member’s uncle, kill man trying to prevent their escape
Ex-Rep asks Ekiti PDP gov candidate to accept defeat
PPN claims victory in Rivers assembly election
Rivers election: Let the will of the people prevail —Obi
NIBBS, banks to reduce e-transaction time
Stamp duty: RMAFC gets approval to probe banks
Refineries revamp: We’re open to external financing, says NNPC
Don’t crack your head, just rack your brains
Feminism: I’m a woman who makes her own choices, says actress Genevieve Nnaji
Globacom advocates enabling environment for telecoms operators
MTN, StarTimes offer subscribers special bundle
NIMC obtains information security standard
How to stop Windows 10 updates in progress
Editorial: Nigeria and dangers of ISIS rout
Most miserable countries: Why are we so blessed?
ABUAD multi-system hospital: Antidote to health tourism?
A case for a profoundly inclusive Nigeria
Oppressive bank charges: Mr President, please stop this daylight robbery

The Nation
Abuja businessmen to launch new club
CAN’s post-election visit to Buhari sparks quarrel
Osinbajo: govt to partner investors on IPP, airports concessioning
Second term: I’ll do my best for Nigerians, says Buhari
Obasanjo to PDP: purge yourselves of bad eggs ahead of 2023
Why we didn’t confirm Magu, by Saraki
Pa Fasinro’s remains interred amidst encomiums
Assets decalaration: Onnoghen opens defence with driver as 1st witness
Navy, others search for answer to piracy
OPEC output hits four-year low on Saudi cuts, Venezuela crisis
Osinbajo: govt to partner investors on IPP, airports concessioning
Ibadan Obas to Olubadan: you’re denigrating Olubadan stool
Nurse ‘overdosed’ baby on doctor’s instruction, panel told
Rivers Collation: Police to deploy personnel, shut Aba road
Senate uncovers ‘illegal’ firm under Industry ministry
Buhari in Senegal for Sall’s inauguration
Corruption behind building collapse in Nigeria
JAMB: we have de-registered 14 CBT centres
What future for Delta APC?
‘I will provide democracy dividends for all my constituents’
‘Sanwo-Olu will fulfil campaign promises’
‘I will institute social security benefits for graduates’
Rivers: INEC to resume collation of of March 9 elections results
No rift between Oshiomhole, Amaechi on Rivers, says APC
Arsenal climb to third with victory over Newcastle United
2019 African Wrestling Championships: Ogbonna claims Nigeria’s sole gold in men event
Charlotte Hornets, Milwaukee Bucks to battle in France Jan 2020
Immortalize my son, Sam Okwaraji’s mum tells FG
Man City Goalie Ederson dazzles with more tattoo collection
You can admire Messi but never call him ‘God’ Pope Francis cautions
BudgIT seeks end to fuel subsidy
Wema Bank’s PAT rises by 36% to N3.08b
Air Peace gets two new captains
More of Lagos ports congestion ahead, experts warn
Obiano canvasses flag carrier status for Air Peace
Oando’s profit after tax hits N28.8b
Police detain team ‘behind soccer fan’s death’
Task force arrests impostors for extorting money from motorist
Three lawyers accused of assaulting EFCC detective
Police warn vehicle owners
Court orders arrest of Nollywood star
Two clerics charged with forcing housemaid to swallow iron cross
Police team arrested over killing of youth in Lagos
Japan partners WFP on conflict-affected Nigerians
Seun Kuti shares rare picture, promises to keep Fela’s legacy
Burna Boy to perform at New York’s Apollo Theatre
Simi apologises to fans
Eulogies for ‘Joba’ ahead of April 5 release date
Tiwa Savage is first female Star brand ambassador
Editorial: Dog eats dog
Tinubu’s historic march

ThisDay
Joy as Supreme Court Affirms Recall of 181 Sacked NSCDC Officials
First Defence Witness Tenders Receipt of Onnoghen’s 2010 Asset Declaration Form
INEC: It’s Now Difficult to Protect Result Sheets
Police Arrest Five Nigerians for Robbing Bureau de Change in UAE…
130 Children of Demolished Orphanage Reject FCTA Accommodation Offer
Massive Shake-up as Navy Redeploys 32 Rear Admirals
Buhari: I’ll do My Best for Every Nigerian in My Second Term
Departs Nigeria for Senegal President
Rivers APC Primaries: Supreme Court to Hear Abe, Cole’s Appeals April 4
Senate Rejects Industry, Trade and Investment Ministry’s Budget Estimates for 2019
UTME: JAMB Revokes Accreditation of 14 Centres
Over 157,000 write mock exams
Military Uncovers Illegal Arm Factory in Benue
Okorocha: Oshiomhole Turning APC into Regional Minority Party
AfDB Approves Investment in Growth Fund
NAF Special Forces Kill Five Bandits in Zamfara
No Conflict Between Oshiomhole, Amaechi, APC Reassures
THE RETURN OF PDP
CONFOUNDINGTHE PESSIMISTS
UDP Guber Candidate Withdraws Petition from Election Tribunal,
PDP Files Petition to Challenge Governorship Poll in Katsina
NEITI’s Quest for Reform in Extractive Sector
Drop in Export Activities Worry NEPC
Deepening Local Capacity
NNRC: Oil Discoveries in Other African Countries Eroding Nigeria’s Competitiveness
Traders Tackle Enelamah over LITFC
Okwoju, Adegboyega Shine at DOAM 2019 Championship
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Arsenal Moves to Third after Win against Newcastle
Betway Customer Wins N1.5 M Sports Bet
Amnesty International Wants SARS Probed for Killing Football Fan
FOR A STABLE NINTH HOUSE OF REPS
EDITORIAL: THE BATTLE FOR RIVERS STATE

Daily Trust
CCT: Onnoghen’s driver testifies, tenders assets declaration receipt
‘State House clinic to serve only Buhari, Osinbajo’s families, staff’
UTME: 157,000 write mock, 2 invigilators assaulted
Strategic locations shut as Rivers poll result collation begin today
Warfare becoming complex – Army
Military arrests 2 suspected arms manufacturers in Benue
Nigeria won’t be balanced if Southeast doesn’t get Senate Presidency or Deputy – Okorocha
JUST IN: Police condone off INEC office as collation of Rivers guber poll results’ begins
Buhari will bequeath a self-reliant nation to children – Minister
Algerian President Bouteflika resigns amid mass protest
Purge yourself of hypocrites, Obasanjo tells PDP
Saraki to lawmakers-elect: Don’t stay out of NASS on inauguration day
Dalung begs NASS for adequate funds for sports
Solskjaer plays down Pogba’s Madrid talk
FC Yarmalight to chase NPFL ticket with home grown talents
Reduce poverty in 1 year, Daily Trust Board of Economists tells Buhari
Why DisCos reject 2000MW for distribution — Osinbajo
Stock market sustains negative performance with N149bn loss
Council of natural medicine inducts 5 fellows in FCT
Uniabuja sensitises students on graft
Abaji chair procures speed boats for riverine communities
After the elections: The Next Level
Different states, different strokes
National Assembly and the burden of taxation
NSA and the future of DSO
ALGERIA: Bouteflika to quit before April 28
TURKEY Elections: Setback for Erdogan in big cities
Troops arrest telecom engineer, other for making weapons
Firewood traders abducted in Kaduna
‘I am a toll collector for Anambra gov’t, not a murderer’
Editorial: Nigeria’s cricket milestone
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Imo 2019: See FULL LIST of Ihedioha’s transition committee
Facebook removes 687 pages linked to India’s Congress party ahead of elections
PENGASSAN set to confront industrial issues
Farmer decries high poultry production cost
FG feeds pupils with 594 cattle, 138,000 chickens, 6.8m eggs weekly – Osinbajo
I will introduce positive innovation to Okopoly – Rector
Cultism: Edo orders partial shutdown of Ihogbe, Oba Akenzua schools
Ag CJN, others remember Justice Chukwuma-Eneh’s landmark verdicts
Ag CJN condemns improper dressing by lawyers
Hire a legal professional
Makama replaces Iliyasu as Ogun CP
PSC promotes 8,916 senior police officers

The Sun
Olubadan running one-man show –Ibadan Obas
Executive-legislature squabble needs political solution –Saraki
Purge yourself of bad eggs, Obasanjo tells PDP
Okorocha predicts doom for APC in 2023
NASS leadership: South East APC Assembly candidates back Kalu
CCT: Onnoghen opens defence
Shake up in Navy, new FOC, others appointed
Bayelsa residents shun Commission of Inquiry on surveillance contracts
Obaseki’s economic reforms: IFC mulls support structures for Edo’s SMEs
Nigeria’s problem implementation of ideas –Osinbajo
Sambisa to become tourist centre –Buratai
My campaigns in states eye-opener –Buhari
Rivers: Police beef up security around INEC collation centre
… Oshiomhole, Amaechi not fighting over guber poll –APC
Stay off election tribunal members, chairman warns politicians
Edo: APC begins mobilisation for Obaseki’s second term
Designate Air Peace as flag carrier – Obiano urges FG
Senate calls for review of BPE budget to reflect transaction costs
NGC reaffirms commitment to dialogue
Collateral register attracts 600 financial institutions –Registrar
International Breweries fetes, commends distribution partners
Edo guber campaigns heat up as Obaseki gets second term nod
Rivers polls: PPN alleges plot to tamper with candidate’s victory
Breaking: Rivers APC Crisis: Supreme Court orders service on INEC
Grings, first German woman to coach men’s team in top 4 tier
Igini: The attempt to nonsensify excellence
Nigeria: A state, nation or society?
Agenda for Nigeria’s next president
Imo State: Emeka Ihedioha arrives
Bum shorts and 6inch knee length heely boots!
Failure? No, you may be a late bloomer
Pastor Adeboye’s chief of staff dies
Ogun guber: Tribunal orders INEC to allow Akinlade, APM inspect election materials
I was not arrested, says Adamu, ex-NSC DG’s son
Police lay siege to Osun PDP secretariat
Purge yourself of bad eggs, Obasanjo tells PDP
FG: CAN demands religious balance
The #MeToo movement has reached Muslim-majority northern Nigeria

Tribune
Algeria: 82-Year-Old President Bouteflika Bows To Pressure, To Resign April 28
Our Govt Serious To Take Nigerians Out Of Poverty ― Osinbajo
Suspected Killers Of Kolade Johnson Now In Custody ― Police
Oshiomhole Jeopardising APC’s Chances In Future Elections ― Okorocha
Okorocha Meets Buhari, Awaits Certificate Of Return From INEC
Adeleke: Police storm Osun PDP secretariat; It’s to prevent attack on secretariat ― Police
New Ogun Commissioner of Police assumes duty
Nigerian children will inherit self-reliant nation ― FG
You can’t be my friend if you fail to buy into Nigeria’s project ― Obasanjo
Buhari leaves for Senegal to attend Sall’s inauguration
Court orders arrest of Nollywood actress, Monalisa Chinda over tax evasion
I’ll do my best for all Nigerians in my second term ― Buhari
Adeboye’s secretary, Pastor Olorunnimbe dies at 60
9th Assembly: South East APC threatens to resist zoning of speakership to South West
Protest rocks Kogi over alleged plot to remove CJ
Task Force Arrests 2 For Impersonation, Extortion
How I Intend To Make My First Billion In The Next Five Years ― Xolane Ndlovu
FG to set up cashew processing plants in 4 states ― Ogbeh
My Feminism Is Human Rights, Says Actress Genevieve Nnaji
Rapper Nipsey Hussle shot dead, fans mourn
Poly Ibadan New Intakes Charged On Vices, Wrong Associations
Mock exams: Two JAMB officials escape death in Lagos

Leadership
2019 Budget: Senators, Minister Clash Over N45bn Allocation To Private Firm
I’II Do My Best For Every Nigerian In 2nd Term – PMB
Navy Redeploys 32 Rear Admirals
FCTA Takes Over Welfare Of Displaced Orphanage Children
Edo Guber: Why We Adopt Gov Obaseki As Sole Contender – APC
Labour Minister Seeks More Funding For Skills Acquisition
Abia Gov’ship Poll: I’II Seek Justice – Ogah
Why We Insist Ndume Must Contest – Hon Ibrahim
APC Should Put S/E In NASS Leadership Calculation – Okorocha
Can Saraki Bounce Back In Kwara Politics?
Senate Backs SON To Promote Made-in-Nigeria Goods
Glo Takes e-Platform To Alaba Market Traders
Ethiopian Airlines Offers 50% Discount On Major Destinations
Fashola Tasks African Countries On Home Grown Economy
Insurance Firms Spend N377.87bn As Management Expenses
QPR Sacks Ex-England Manager Steve McClaren
NBA Roundup: Warriors Alone Atop Western Conference
Federer Downs Injured Isner For 101st Career Title
‘James Bond’ Actress Tania Mallet Dies At 77
My Feminism Is Human Rights – Actress Genevieve Nnajji
Prioritising Welfare Of Internally Displaced Persons
EDITORIAL: Towards Arresting Incessant Building Collapse
PMB, Atiku And Nigeria’s Future (2)
NSA And The Future Of DSO
Why el-Rufai’s Re-election Is Shaky
Pmb’s New Mandate As Vigour For National Unity
Incredible Elections
EFCC Arraigns 3 Lawyers For Assaulting Detective
Man Docked For Adulterating Engine Oil
22 People In Police Net Over Sundry Crimes
Algeria Protests: President Bouteflika To Quit 28 April
Police Restart Search For Girl Who Disappeared In 1975
Yemeni Doctor Dies Of Cholera
How To Free Nigeria Of Substandard Goods – Okoro

The Guardian
CAN wants religious balance in 9th National Assembly leadership
Super Eagles’ young players can win African Nations Cup, says Ekong
Fasinro’s legacies worthy of emulation, say Ambode, others
NUP urges FG to consider retirees as beneficiaries of new minimum wage
Tribunal okays Akinlade’s request to inspect election materials in Ogun
JAMB deregisters 14 CBT centres over alleged fraud as 157,000 candidates take mock exam
KUST names first female professor, eight others
Okorocha meets Buhari, blames Oshiomhole for APC’s woes
Cross River guber poll panel begins sitting in Calabar
Roger Federer wins Miami Masters
Don’t abandon my son, Sam Okwaraji’s mother tells FG
Football hacker Pinto will continue to cooperate
No point resting Messi, says Valverde
Unstoppable Mbappe kills off Toulouse resistance
Insurgent politics rendering APC vulnerable in Delta State
Kebbi youths accuse APP chairman of sabotage in constituency court case
Tracing executive interference in National Assembly leadership selection process
CODER, others call for celebration of 20 years of democratic rule
Insulating traditional rulers from partisan politics
Editorial: NNPC’s $48 billion oil and gas projects
Stock market reopens bearish as indices plunge by N206b
FCMB Group records N177 billion earnings, 4.8 million customers
FG mulls new incentives to attract local, foreign capital
NAICOM, SEC, NSE extend insurers’ accounts rendition deadline
Chisco drags Oyelowo estate administrators to court over property
NBA-SBL launches banking & finance academy for lawyers
‘Introducing e-voting in our electoral laws will not help until we are mature’
Court dismisses suit against minister over oil licence

Vanguard

Sunny, Hazy, Partly Cloudy Weather To Prevail On Tuesday – NiMet
Lassa Fever Outbreak: NCDC Confirms 23 New Cases, 4 Deaths
Edo Poly Usen Commences Oil Palm Milling, To Develop Palm Plantation
FG Can’t Solve 17m Housing Deficit Alone — Refin Homes
Building Collapse: Artisans Hail Buhari On Engineering Registration Amendment Act
Firm Showcases Opportunities In Real Estate Investment, Unveils ‘New Lagos Homes’
US Agency Endorses LUTH Cancer Centre
Overweight Causes Adverse Body Functions —EXPERT
Nigeria Spends N10trn On Petrol Subsidy
ENUGU: Why Challenging Ugwuanyi’s Victory’ Ll Be Futile Exercise
Uzoho Bags First Career Red Card
How Landlady Killed My Husband With Juju — Widow
We Don’t Need Alternative Accommodation, Homeless Children Tell FCTA
NAFDAC Destroys N2.8bn Unwholesome Products
OSUN GOV: Unending Dust Over Tribunal Verdict
Many PDP Leaders’re After Their Stomach — Obasanjo
Rivers election: Wike, AAC, APC fire INEC as collation resumes
Reps Speakership: Our plans for 9th Assembly — Aspirants
Evil spirit manipulated me to sodomise teenage boys — Cleric
PDP must purge itself of ‘hypocrites and bad eggs’ – Obasanjo
CCT Trial: I drove Onnoghen to CCB to submit asset declaration forms- Witness
Buhari, Okorocha meet in Aso Rock
ENUGU: Why challenging Ugwuanyi’s victory’ ll be futile exercise
Speakership Race: APC navigating in circles to get a candidate
Blame politicians for electoral violence, not INEC – Sen Abe
Rivers: No rift between Oshiomhole, Amaechi, says APC
NFF Congress ratifies postponement of State FA elections
Arum: If Wilder hits Joshua on the chin, it’s goodbye
Lazio tempt Eagles striker, Nwankwo with N1.2bn 3-year deal
CAF president rubbishes Comoros CAS case against Cameroon
Abuja Billionaire businessmen set to launch Hustle & Bustle!!!
Grammy-nominated US rapper Nipsey Hussle shot dead
Glenn Mena releases new song “Pull Up” featuring Dremo
Warner Music, Chocolate City to create opportunities for African talents

News Headlines Apr 1, 2019. Headlines From Nigeria’s Major Newspapers

News Headlines Apr 1, 2019. Headlines From Nigeria’s Major Newspapers

Compiled by Demola Adefajo

The Punch
Speakership: APC Reps, others back Gbajabiamila, PDP to meet lawmakers-elect
Suspension: Delayed Appeal Court’s decisions worry Onnoghen’s lawyers
I can cause trouble for Nigeria if provoked —Nnamdi Kanu
Couple, their two kids, 9 others die in Bauchi road accident
Commercial banks to pay N103bn taxes to FIRS
I can cause trouble for Nigeria if provoked —Nnamdi Kanu
PDP tells Osinbajo to stop lying against the party
FG‘ll revert to Jan-Dec budget cycle in 2020 –Minister
Parents, teachers lament sorry state of Lagos school
Family seeks justice as man allegedly murders friend over live-in lover
SS3 pupil falls from mango tree, dies in Ondo
Ogun farmer shoots two dead, threatens to kill eight others
Oppressive bank charges: Mr President, please stop this daylight robbery
Police promote three CPs to AIG, 8,913 senior officers
Wike’s wife urges mothers to be hard-working
Man nabbed for transporting fuel from vandalised NNPC pipeline
Man watching football shot dead by SARS in Lagos
Lagos residents protest alleged Police killing of young man
Afenifere vows to continue agitation for restructuring
Kwara PDP denies being behind governor-elect’s ordeal
APGA, PDP want fresh gov poll in Zamfara, Katsina
Slovaks elect woman as president for the first time
Allah knows there was no primary in Zamfara APC —Marafa
We’re disappointed by Supreme Court’s judgment, says Gana’s team
We’ll produce 65.4 million litres of petrol, others daily –Dangote
Rainy season: Beware of thunderstorm, NCAA tells pilots, airlines
Nigeria’s instant electronic payment hits 1.34 million
FG begins process to simplify property registration
Ighalo scores in Shenhua’s first win
Late win sends Liverpool back to top
Insurance beat Wikki in Benin
Finalists battle for Delta Principals’ Cup
NPFL: MFM hold Enyimba, El-Kanemi beat Akwa 4-1
Adekuoroye best wrestler at African championships
Private varsities can better manage TETFund allocations –VC, Elizade University
We toughened SIM card replacement to stop fraud – NCC
Connect Nigeria to empower SMEs with social, technology skills
Editorial: Lagos Trade Fair complex, another wasting asset
National Assembly and the leadership jostle: Matters arising
Oppressive bank charges: Mr President, please stop this daylight robbery
Magun and Audu Ogbeh’s impotent sermon

The Nation
Governors push for Lawan in race for Senate President
Former Lagos City Council Clerk Fashinro dies at 99
Lagos retains Fitch’s B+ rating despite Visionscape payments default
Rivers APC kicks as INEC resumes collation of March 9 elections results
Southwest won’t play second fiddle again, say Ooni, Fayemi’s aide
Fidelity Bank to pay N3.2b dividend to shareholders
Panic in Ogun community as farmer kills two
Air Force probes flogging of bandits by personnel
Gbajabiamila: Why I want to be speaker
African leaders throng Glo stand at Kigali forum
13 dead, 6 injured in Bauchi auto crash
EFCC: No teams set up to quiz outgoing governors
Northwest, Northcentral jostle for Speaker’s position
Fed Govt restates call to combat illicit cash flows
‘Optimising value chain key to economic growth’
Academics urged to study Tinubu’s philosophy
Reps leadership: North-West new members adopt Kawu Sumaila
Pro NC coalition vows to resist APC leadership on Speakership choice
2023: ‘Yoruba should speak with one voice’
Ondo APC: My case still intact, says Abraham
Sokoto rerun: We”ll reclaim our stolen mandate, APC chairman tells members
Ighalo, Musa, Iwobi are top contenders
Nigeria retains women’s title
Osoba voted best boxer
Ighalo scores again
Dramatic late win over Spurs puts Liverpool back on top
Ranieri’s problems mount as Napoli whip Roma 4-1
Fidelity Bank to pay N3.2b dividend to shareholders
Investors lose N49b on equities in Q1
Insurance crucial to economic development, say experts
Accenture hikes forecast as digital investments pay off
Bill to let banks work with cannabis firms advances in U.S. House
TUC: N30, 000 minimum wage eroded by inflation
Taxi driver speeds off with hit LASTMA official
APRIL 1, 2019
How fraudsters hypnotised, duped me, says victim
Task force seizes 109 motorcycles
Lagos confirms closure of ‘illegal’ clinic
I’m ready to face PDP in court, says Ganduje
‘Why Bayelsa is no longer safe’
Cleric urges Nigerians to support Buhari’s anti- corruption crusade
Proprietress offers cheap, free education to pupils, orphans
The voice of Chi
Editorial: Please don’t sell
Majority party, majority power

ThisDay
APC Senators-elect Move against Party’s Choice of Senate President
Gbajabiamila Declares Bid for Speaker
Malami Plotting to Scuttle Rivers Gov Poll Result Collation, PDP Alleges
INEC starts to tally figures tomorrow
Nigerian Stocks Now Cheapest among African Peers
Nigeria Ranks Sixth Most Miserable Country in the World
• Report shows Nigeria is sinking under Buhari, says PDP
Defence Minister Blames Insurgency for Nigeria’s Declining Participation in Peace-keeping Operations
• MNJTF kills Boko Haram commander, 15 others in Lake Chad
Lassa Fever Killed 117 in Three Months
• N132bn lost to malaria annually
Bandits Kill 10 Farmers in Zamfara Attack
NCAA Directs Traffic Controllers to Close Airspace over Bad Weather
Afreximbank Identifies Challenges to Cross Border Investments
Obi Commends Tinubu’s Position on Proposed VAT Increase
GTBank: We’re Taking Legal Steps on Issues with Innoson Motors
You Lied against Me, Dokpesi Tells Immigration Service
Access Bank Unveils New Brand Identity
Dakuku Hails Appeal Court Judgment on NLNG, NIMASA Dispute
• We are law-abiding, says gas company
Zamfara: APGA Asks Tribunal to Order Fresh Polls Without APC
PDP Loses Former Minister, Adedoja to APC
Speakership: South-south House Members Back Gbajabiamila
APC Sets up Committee to Investigate Buhari’s Defeat in Anambra
‘No Matter Who Wins, the Collation Will Not Stand’
Rivers Waits with Bated Breath
JUSTICE OBIORA MUST STAND FIRM
‘Why We Walked Out of Rivers INEC Stakeholders Meeting’w
NNPC, Oil Marketers Strengthen Partnership on Petrol Supply
African CEOs Show Keen Interest in Glo’s Digital Solutions
LCCI Holds Forum on Regulatory Environment
Okowa Inaugurates Task Force on Irregular Migration
Assombalonga Hails Hardworking Mikel Obi at M’boro
Rohr Happy with Array of Strikers at Disposal
Ndidi Hails Rodgers for Transforming Leicester
Star Lager Unveils First Ever Football Kit for “Unmissable” Match
FIFA Scribe, Samoura Arrives as Lagos Set for 2nd AITEO-NFF Awards
Team Nigeria Begins Campaign at WJC, AJCC in Ghana
Okwoju, Adegboyega Shine at DOAM 2019 Championship
Ita Faaji: Preventing Another Building Collapse
EDITORIAL: MOVING AWAY FROM OIL ECONOMY

Daily Trust
Speaker: Gbajabiamila faces 8 contenders despite APC’s position
Plane crash: Osinbajo says my death would have caused trouble
Dangote refinery to produce 65.4m litres of petrol, diesel daily
NUC reviewing university curriculum, Ex-Sec
Police commission promotes 8,916 senior police officers
Flight disruptions loom as rainy season begins
Nigeria ranked 6th on world’s most miserable country index
Police IG’s children wed in Lafia
Dangote refinery to produce 65.4m litres of petrol, diesel daily
Tension in Jigawa Assembly over new leadership
PDP to INEC: Declare Wike winner of Rivers gov’ship poll
My case on Zamfara APC primaries beyond me — Marafa
56 qualify for finals of President Buhari Golf Cup tourney
That an outsider won shows no partiality – Kaduna Golf Club’s Mugambo
I am playing for the first time on Kaduna Golf Course – Winner
SEC is implementing over 70% of Master plan initiatives – DG
‘It’s impossible to meter all electricity consumers without reflective tariff regime’
Residents protest high electricity billing in Gwagwalada
Foundation wants awareness on Down Syndrome
11 Plc renovates 21 classrooms in Apapa
Different states, different strokes
The legislature as toll gate
For a gritty, stable 9th House of Reps
UKRAINE: Comedian leads presidential contest – exit poll
ALGERIA: Tycoon Ali Haddad ‘arrested at Tunisia border’
SLOVAKIA: Caputova becomes Slovakia’s first female president
Customs arrests four, intercepts 6,102 bags of rice, others
Anambra arrests 75 illegal revenue collectors
Police arrest cultists’ armourer in Lagos
Editorial: Rethink inconclusive elections
On the realities of spurring employment via technology – Part IV
FG charges NAS to attract funding partners
IXPN now regional internet exchange for West Africa with African Union’s support
PENGASSAN set to confront industrial issues
Obaseki mulls compulsory medical test for Edo workers
Oluwo wants FG to create commission to cater for senior citizens
appointment of KWASU VC
Auchi poly sacks 17 staff, downgrades 10 over money, gratification for marks
Opportunites for government jobs shrinking, says Edo governor

The Sun
House of Reps top positions: North Central, N’West, S’West battle
Bail revocation: I’ll fight for my right in UK court –Kanu
EFCC debunks raising team to quiz outgoing governors
Just IN: Ailing Bouteflika set to resign
Access bank unveils new logo
Breaking: American Rapper Nipsey Hussle Shot Dead
PDP to AGF: Avoid unconstitutional acts in Rivers election
African companies mull Glo partnership
ISC: Onwa joins race for Lagos PG g
Kogi: My death would’ve put lots of people in trouble –Osinbajo
We’ll continue agitation for restructuring –Afenifere
Enforcement of court order: GT vows to take all legal steps
APC, PDP biker over polls’ militarisation
Senate presidency: South East quest legitimate -Basorun
Igbo deserve to produce senate president -Nnadiekw
Oba-Oliver rejects rerun poll result
Access bank unveils new logo
Safety: NCAA warns pilots, airline owners of thunderstorm threats
Tax holiday: Appeal Court dismisses NLNG’s case against NIMASA
Zeno Digital begins free digital access to commuters today
Nestle trains 30,000 Nigerians on sorghum, millet farming
Polls: APC sets up panel to probe abysmal failure in Anambra
Why I want to be Reps Speaker: Gbajabiamila
Ahead AFCON 2019: Eagles striking options excites Rohr
Ighalo: I rejected Barca over bench role
Dennerby: Our target is to play in World Cup final
… Ogebe determined to keep her place in Super Falcons
Man City go back to the top of EPL
Allegri: Juventus will not risk Ronaldo against Ajax
2019 African Championship: Adekuoroye crowned Africa’s Best Wrestler in Tunisia
Ighalo on target, as Shenhua secures first win of the season
Balogun determined to earn Brighton starting spot
Rodgers: Iheanacho’ll get better
Star Lager unveils Football Kit for “Unmissable” match
UCL Tour: Heineken brings Puyol to Nigeria
Lessons learnt from my stormy days –Georgina Onuoha
Igini: The attempt to nonsensify excellence
Nigeria: A state, nation or society?
Agenda for Nigeria’s next president
Imo State: Emeka Ihedioha arrives
Bum shorts and 6inch knee length heely boots!
Failure? No, you may be a late bloomer
Anxiety over possible clampdown on GTB’s headquarters by Innoson Motors
Election spend: Experts predict tougher times for Nigerians in Buhari’s 2nd term
We’re committed to growing Intra Africa Trade to $250bn by 2021 –Oramah, Afreximbank president
Creating wealth, jobs with poultry feed production
Increase funding to agric sector, Obasanjo urges banks
FG pledges to support Erisco Foods’ new products
Challenges of leadership in Africa

Tribune
9th Assembly: North Central Dares APC As Bago Declares For Speaker
9th Senate: Ndume, Goje Set To Tackle Ahmed Lawan For Senate…
School Tragedy: ‘Head Boy’ Dies After Falling From Mango…
Nigerian Tribune Bags City People’s Newspapers Of The Year Award
9th Assembly: Gbajabiamila Joins Race For Office Of The Speaker
Black Sunday in Bauchi as man, wife, two children, 9 others perish in road accident
Osun Osogbo, major boost to Nigeria’s economy ― Ataoja
How South West govs can reduce unemployment ― ITF
Help my son or he’ll die, father of stabbed student begs Bauchi gov-elect
Lagos Task Force impounds over 2,500 Okadas in 3 months
Export: APM terminals introduces new port charges
Afenifere to Fayemi: Find courage to face Buhari’s presidency ‘stonewalling’ restructuring
PSC approves promotion of 8,916 senior police officers
Court discharges Wabara, ex-Senate President of corruption charge fourteen years after
DELTA 2023: Don’t distract Gov Okowa, Onuesoke warns Politicians
Court Sentences Commercial Driver To 30 Years Imprisonment For Defiling Child
Farmer in court for allegedly stealing cocoa beans
FG To Set Up Cashew Processing Plants In 4 States ― Ogbeh
Why SIM card replacement process is stringent ― NCC
FG distributes 300 rice mills to farmers, millers in states
South-West: 6,102 bags of rice seized in 2019 Q1 ― Customs
S/Africa Calls For Urgent Meeting Of Ambassadors Over Xenophobic Attacks
Slovakia elects first female president
Using A Borrowed Laptop? Here Is How To Leave No Traces
Look Before You Leap Into Extra Marital Affairs

The Guardian
Suspension of the freeze mandate by FIRS
NCC explains rigorous SIM card processes
9 die in Bauchi auto crash
Gbajabiamila affirms bid for speaker, APC group kicks
PEBEC’s claims in tatters with new $300m loss to gridlock
NNPC, oil marketers move against scarcity, urge PIGB passage
NCAA cautions pilots, airlines over imminent adverse weather
MOSOP decries ‘poor implementation’ of Ogoni cleanup
Malami to scuttle Rivers guber results collation, PDP claims
Group challenges fees Nigerians pay for TSA, ICPC begins review in MDAs
Ahmed denies influencing recruitment of new VC for Kwara varsity
Amnesty, others condemn re-arrest of Bayelsa journalist
Dennerby dreams of surpassing Falcons’ previous performances
Liverpool regain Premier League top position as Chelsea survive Cardiff
Samoura arrives as Second NFF-AITEO Awards hold today
Coach blames inferiority complex for Civil Defenders’ draw with Morocco’s AS Sale
Benzema saves Real Madrid blushes with late Huesca winner
Liverpool back on top as late own goal secures 2-1 win over Tottenham
Rivers on knife’s edge as INEC resumes collation of guber poll results
‘Why the president should be stripped of powers to appoint INEC chairman, IGP’
IPAC, CNPP say 17 parties didn’t adopt Audu’s son for Kogi gubernatorial poll
Oguntuase faults Appeal Court’s interpretation of public officer
Jay Z, Beyonce And More Win Big At The 50th NAACP Image Awards
Are You Making The Best Use Of Your Time At Work?
ASUU…when the clock strikes
Constituting the President’s next cabinet
2019: The great matter
Editorial: Overhauling the military in a democracy
RIMAN, AMCON partner to strengthen risk management practices
Unity Bank grows total assets by 51%
Babajide Sanwo-Olu urged to embrace insurance policy in state management
Apathy persists as investors ask for new policy direction
NIQS tables agenda for construction industry reform
Ogun completes MTR Garden, urges maintenance culture
Surveyors, FIABCI move to curb building collapse, unfold blueprint
Housing confab holds in New York
Regulating ‘manufacture’ of designer babies
Active substance from plant slows down aggressive eye cancer
Air pollution damages sex drive, fertility in men, study finds

Leadership
9th NASS: Nobody Can Impose Candidates On Us – APC Lawmakers
Pension Fund Hits N8.7trn As More Contributors Join Scheme
Troops Kill Boko Haram Commander, 15 Others
Ukraine Presidential Election May Enter Second Balloting
BRISIN Advocates One Stop-shop For Recruitment In Nigeria
Commercial Riders Commend PMB Over Micro Pension Plan
Rivers: Issues As INEC Resumes Collation Of Results Tomorrow
Ohanaeze Chieftains Slam Kalu Over Igbo Leadership Claims
9th NASS: N’Central Reps And Clamour For Speakership
‘How Ganduje Won Kano Election’
Tuggar vs Bulkachuwa: Moral Burden On Justice Zainab
Micro Pension Plan: New Dawn For Informal Sector Players
Why We Adopted Stringent Processes For SIM Card Replacement – NCC
Win A Home Lottery Gets 3rd Winner
Experts Mull Survival Strategies For Capital Market
LCCI To Hold Roundtable On Regulatory Environment
EPL: Liverpool Back On Top After Late Drama
I’m Working Hard To Improve Super Eagles — Rohr
‘Atletico Will Fight For LaLiga Title Until The End’
Barty Beats Pliskova To Win Miami Open Title
Beach Volleyball Cup: We Will Shock Africa — Nigerian Coach
Kaduna Trade Fair Has Attracted More Investments – Dankaka
Nigerian Waters Safe For Business–Bello
How NASCON Allied is Rewarding Shareholders
Will Brambaifa’s Appointment Change Anything At NDDC?
EDITORIAL: Combating The Tuberculosis Scourge
Breaking Zamfara’s Gordian knot
Nigerian Prisons Turning Reformation Centres
The Imperative Of Zoning Senate Presidency To N’East
House Speakership: Making A Case For Gbajabiamila
Capturing Ajaokuta Steel In Next Level Agenda
Police Intercept Bunkered Fuel In Lagos
2019 Mock: JAMB Warns Candidates Against Lateness

VANGUARD

4th Death From Mango Tree: Senior Prefect Falls To Death Trying To Pluck Fruit For Teacher
No To A Rubber-Stamp National Assembly
Fidelity Bank Grows Profits By 30.6% To N25bn
Utomi Wants Increased Institutional Support For Young Entrepreneurs
2ND AITEO-NFF AWARDS: FIFA Scribe, Samoura Arrives Lagos
We Met Akpabio 20 Times To Stop His Defection – Enoidem, PDP National Legal Adviser
Woman, Soldier And Combatant: The Evolution Of The Nigerian Army Women’s Corps
3,000 Exhibitors From 60 Countries To Participate In K 2019 Trade Fair In Germany
We’ve Shortage Of Hostel Accommodation, Water Supply, Katsina NYSC Laments
ASHON Is Ready For Commencement Of Commodities, Futures Exchange — Ezeagu
Zamfara Guber: Shinkafi Asks Tribunal To Order Fresh Polls Without APC, Candidate
Banking Stocks Undermine NSE Performance
Ihedioha Says Governing Task Very Burdensome
Ohanaeze Ndigbo Passes Vote Of Confidence On Nwodo
Heritage Bank Promotes Financial Inclusion Strategy On Global Money Week
Chris Uba Seeks Ifeanyi Uba’s Prosecution For Alleged Electoral Offences
Alleged N7.6bn Fraud: Ohanaeze Chieftains, Lawyers Fault Suspension Of Kalu’s Trial
Intrigues, tension as Gbaja, 16 others jostle for Reps Speakership
Expiration of Immunity: EFCC is not probing Amosun, Okocha, Yari
My death would’ve put many in trouble – Osinbajo
9th Assembly: Why I want to be Speaker – Gbajabiamila
Steve Hanke’s report shows Nigeria is sinking under Buhari – PDP
Living inside the dumpsite of death!
Breaking: Nigeria ranks 6 miserable country in the world
Four things women hate during sex – Princess Shyngle
Obasanjo should respect Buhari — Femi Adesina
The shocking, messy side of SUCCESS’ STORY: Yes, I wanted N1m compensation – Stephanie, lady who made recording
NEXT SENATE PRESIDENT: Oshiomhole’s riot act, ripples of the Lawan endorsement and fear of the PDP bloc vote
I cry for Buhari, governors and Nigerians
GTbank refutes Innoson’s takeover
Presidency plans to convert State House Medical Centre to clinic
Kwara youths won’t suffer under me – Abdulrazaq
‘Mikel is real rock in midfield’
NPFL: MFM hold Enyimba, El-Kanemi end Akwa United winning streak
Balogun admits frustration with fringe role at Brighton
Liverpool legend praises Ndidi after Leicester win
Warner Music, Chocolate City to create opportunities for African talents
Why Nigerian musicians can’t win Grammy award-Artiste
I’m not intimidated by any man – Titi Joseph
Fidelity Bank grows profits by 30.6% to N25bn
I bought gun for N30,000 for protection – Cult leader
Graduates of govt owned universities performs far better than graduates from private institutions – NANS