News Headlines May 13, 2019. Headlines From Nigeria’s Major Newspapers

News Headlines May 13, 2019. Headlines From Nigeria’s Major Newspapers

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The Punch

FG flouts pension law, remits low amounts to workers’ accounts
Defence minister ought to have been fired – Zamfara emirs’ chair
49 of 127 Buhari, Osinbajo’s aides get N2.48bn in four years
Blackout looms as labour plans power transmission shutdown
Former SUBEB chairman arraigned on N140m fraud
Panic as cult members kill five in Lagos community
Ex-convicts, other arrested for robbery in Lagos
SFU releases seized vehicle after PUNCH’s report
Command arrests three motorcycle snatchers
Hoodlums steal female underwear in Ogun
49 of 127 Buhari, Osinbajo’s aides get N2.48bn in four years
Lagos inaugurates toolkit against cybercrime
Ambode to open Bariga waterfront jetty
Lagos deputy gov-elect loses father
Buhari‘s inauguration still holds May 29, not June 12 —Presidency
African anti-graft agencies seek repatriation of stolen assets
Embattled Emir Sanusi returns to Kano from S’Arabia
SFU releases seized vehicle after PUNCH’s report
Command arrests three motorcycle snatchers
Hoodlums steal female underwear in Ogun
We’ll arraign Naira Marley, others – EFCC
Police brutalised me in my children’s presence — Anambra fire director
Gunmen attack abducted Nasarawa magistrate for failing to pay N5m ransom
Okowa warns Nigerians against desperation for wealth
I won’t contest senatorial election again, says Ekweremadu
An Igbo President will make a difference, says Nwobodo
Group asks Bulkachuwa to withdraw from Atiku’s election petition
Nothing will stop inauguration of Bauchi gov-elect –Ningi
I’m leaving Senate to become peace ambassador —David Mark
NEPZA attracts over $20bn investments into free trade zones
FG loses N52bn to illegal iron, steel importation yearly –MAN group
Oil slump: FAAC disbursements drop in Q1 2019
Citi Group addresses fraud allegations against Jumia
City win thrilling EPL title race, break Liverpool hearts
Bonfrere to coach ex-Eagles stars at The Match
Hazard future still uncertain, says Sarri
United bosses know major rebuild needed – Solskjaer
Pacquiao: Former world champion to fight Keith Thurman
LSSTF targets N10bn sports fund in five years
Timberlake, Missy Elliott bag honorary doctorate degrees
Let’s stop having sex until govt reverses anti-abortion law, actress urges women
Ugbomah was a trailblazer, FG mourns veteran filmmaker
I don’t want to die before my mother –Oga Bello
How to manage your diabetes with success
Food poisoning can cause premature birth — Expert
Researchers generate antibodies to Ebola virus disease
Causes of drug-induced liver injury
Trachoma risk reduced by nine million – Minister
Tips for extending phone battery life
Online platform to tackle health challenges
3G, 4G subscriptions hit 63 million
Amazon aims to take people to moon by 2024
Editorial: Time to give state’s IGR a boost
Judicial independence and failing democracy
NFIU and local govt financial integrity
Messi, Ooni and the Liverpool annihilation
Emefiele: Will there be any policy shift at CBN? (1)

The Nation

Business giants in trouble over N5tr AMCON debts
Man City beats Brighton to retain EPL title
Presidency backs Ngige on NSITF board
Presidency: Buhari committed to tackling security challenges
Justice Forum leader Oba Hamzat dies at 86
Olapade wins Asantehene Golf tourney
AfDB okays $200m for Nigeria’s electrification project
Justice Bulkachuwa not indicted by DSS, says official
Ogun to distribute Cs of O on Wednesday
NFIU traces local governments’ cash to Bureaux De Change
Release report on investigation into Maina, activist tells Senate
MAY 12, 2019
Okowa decries get-rich-quick syndrome among Nigerians
Senate exit: Saraki, Ekweremadu, Ortom, extol Mark
Why our administration will remain a reference point – Ajimobi
NLC greets Nujoma at 90
SERAP to Ganduje: ‘Reject fat pensions, luxury cars-for-life for Kano lawmakers’
Mikel, Rohr talks succesful
Coca Cola/Eva Water join Okpekpe race
Bonfrere to lead former Nigerian stars in The Match for Ambode
“The Eagle” Oyeleye wins title
AfDB okays $200m for Nigeria’s electrification project
Stock market opens new listing opportunities for SMEs, start-ups
NCRIB urges govt to curb building collapse
‘Banks should not joke with cybersecurity’
Analysts predict fixed exchange rate retention by CBN
‘Why Nigeria is still in darkness’
One chance robbers nabbed for ‘attacking’ woman
Command apprehends three for alleged robbery
Police arrest three suspected kidnappers
Residents : amenities inadequate in Lekki
Two ex-convicts, one other held for alleged robbery
Why I set up N100 million scholarship fund, by Bauchi philanthropist
Fed Govt mourns Eddie Ugboma, calls him trailblazer in movie industry
‘Fine’ premieres at Paris Film Festival
‘Panpe Ofin’ was created to make people know their rights, says Steven Adesomoye
Artistes promoting internet fraud are fraudulent, lacks home training – Jimmy Jatt
Jagamaster unveils Ninalowo as brand ambassador
T-Boss shares bad habits, says ‘I smell everything’


APC’s Use and Dump Syndrome
Nigeria Loses 16,458MW to Gas, Grid Constraints
APC Expresses Satisfaction with Support for Lawan, Gbajabiamila
To zone remaining offices before inauguration
N48bn Mismanaged in NSITF, Presidency Alleges
Buhari backs Ngige, redeploys Kokori NLC vows to go ahead with demonstration against minister
Kano Residents Welcome Emir Sanusi at Airport after Lesser Hajj
Bandits Kill One, Injure Three in Katsina Village Attack
Army Kills Scores of Terrorists, Two Soldiers Wounded in Borno
Corruption Allegation: PDP Asks Buhari to Speak up on Bulkachuwa
Group asks court president to step down from tribunal
Boko Haram: UNDP Intensifies Training for Civilian JTF, Vigilantes
FEC Approves N35bn Road Contracts in Six States
African Anti-graft Heads Seek Repatriation of Stolen Assets from Europe, US
Ocean Surge Ravages Four Ondo Communities, Properties
PDP Leaders Express Concerns over State of the Nation
Allege plot to clamp down on Obi, other party leaders
Railway Contractors Hail Amaechi’s Performance
NYSC New DG Urges Staff to Shun Corruption
Sanwo-Olu Condoles with Deputy over Father’s Demise
Saraki, Ekweremadu, Ortom Pay Tribute to Mark
Oyetola Hails Osun People’s Support after Court’s Verdict
‘Policy is Good, But Not Constitutional’
5 hours ago
Railway Contractors Hail Amaechi’s Performance
TCN Cautions Union against Planned Picketing of Its Headquarters
Farmers Commend Buhari on Emefiele’s Re-appointment
Rivers to Disburse N200m Interest-free Loans to Traders, Young Entrepreneurs
SEC Moves to Ban Companies from Distributing Gifts at Meetings
Enelamah: FG, States Working to Address Multiple Taxation
‘Ighalo’s Injury No Threat to AFCON 2019 Participation’
Jo Bonfrere to Lead Former Nigerian Stars at The Match for Ambode
NPFL: Lobi Stars Crash Rangers’ Flight in Makurdi
Coca-Cola, Eva Water Join Okpekpe Race
Yaro Replaces Williams as Technical Director of NRFF
Excited Muhammed Grabs First Goal for HNK Gorica
2019 ITTF CHALLENGES PLUS: Nigeria Open Gets Improved Prize Money
Chelsea Hold Arsenal’s Champions League Ticket
Celebrating over Five Decades of Aerial Warfare
Akabueze: FG’s Budget Performance Not Low


NNPC To Pay N534bn Debt To Federation Account
PMB Tackling Insecurity Decisively, Says Presidency
‘No Monies Missing, Stolen In CBN’ ‘Fraud Allegations Against NIRSAL Boss Is Political, Misleading’
NUJ To Reactivate Insurance Policy For Members
Man City Edge Liverpool To EPL Title
Group To Pressure NASS To Approve Tobacco Regulations
AGF Promises To Address University Pensioners’ Complaints
Fidelity Bank Pledges Increased Support For SMEs
NSC, ICPC, Stakeholders Move Against Corruption At Seaports
NB Appoints Noah’s Ark Creative Agency For Maltina, Malta Gold
Impact Of Illegal Bunkering, Oil Theft On Nigerian Economy
14 Banks Post N256bn Net Profit In Q1
Experts Arrive For Controlled Demolition Of Jos Main Market
NAMA Tasks Aviation Unions On Industrial Harmony
ICTEL 2019 To Focus On Improving SMEs Performance
Emirates Group Posts $631m Profit In 12 Months
NSC, ICPC, Stakeholders Move Against Corruption At Seaports
Bayelsa: Dickson’s Succession And The Core Ijaw Question
X-raying Rivers’ Joint Committee On Election Violence
I Want To Remain In England — Mikel
EPL: Ndidi Equals Yobo, Moses’ Record
How Man City Edged Liverpool To Premier League Crown
Gattuso Hints At Higuain Exit Amid Chelsea Links
EDITORIAL: Governors’ Access To LG Funds
9th NASS: Why Gbajabiamila/Wase Should Lead Reps
Kwara’s Transition To People’s Government
aGombe: Building A Better Tomorrow Fake News: Collapse Of Investigative Journalism
CBN’s Funding For Power, Aviation Sectors
Wealth Creation Motivation For Our Investments – Dangote Group
14 Banks Post N256bn Net Profit In Q1
Oyo APC Faults Ajimobi’s Wife On Loyalty To Leaders
Lion Air A330neo RollsOut Of Airbus Paint Shop
Dana Air Joins Call For Stem Cell Donors
Police Arrest 95 Suspected Cultists In Anambra
Wike Recalls Suspended LG Chairmen
Wudil Indigenes Demand Return To Old Kano Emirate

The Sun

NSITF: Presidency backs Ngige on Kokori
Senate: I won’t seek re-election in 2023 –Ekweremadu
No peace until Igbo produce president –Nwobodo
Lagos dep. gov-elect loses father
Economy: 17 states in danger
EFCC, other African agencies seek return of stolen funds from US, Europe
Presidency lists actions to tackle insecurity
Lagos Assembly keeps mum over 2019 budget
Agura: Bakre emerges MKO’s homestead new monarch
LG allocations: Comply with NFIU guidelines or resign, ASELGON tells govs
Osinbajo opens Osun economic summit June 25
We’re intensifying advocacy to curb illegal migration, human trafficking –Edo govt
LG polls: Dickson tasks PDP leaders on rancour-free primaries
Senate presidency: Buhari, APC not opposed to my candidature -Ndume
Why APC, INEC don’t want me in Senate -Okorocha
Nigerians voted rightly by bringing Buhari back to power -Michael
We’ll resist any attempt to marginalise Awori in Lagos -Ojolowo
Earn millions meeting farmers’ agro-inputs needs
Minimum wage: Anxiety mounts over States’ ability to pay N30,000
FG should stop propaganda on job creation –Auwal
Farm House partners ITTA to create 65,000 jobs
Crown Flour to commence backward integration for wheat production
LG polls: Dickson directs PDP to organise rancour-free primaries
Ahead Ruiz bout: Joshua smashes punching bag
Ighalo out for two weeks
Ndidi equals Moses, Yobo’s Premier League record
AFCON 2019: Mikel returns for Eagles
Simy Nwankwo scores to sign-off Crotone career
Ikpeazu dissolves Enyimba, Abia Warriors boards
NSF 2020: Edo State restates readiness
Milo National Schools Basketball championship: Bauchi U-17 boys tops North zone
EPL: Man City seals back -to-back titles
… Salah, Mane Aubameyang share Golden Boot award
Bonfrere leads ex-Nigerian stars at ‘The Match for Ambode’
CocaCola/Eva Water join Okpekpe race as refreshment partners
Time to save APGA from itself
While we await the Master’s return
The world against the world
DMO, EEG & exporters: SOS to President Buhari
75 parties’ jaundiced verdict on INEC
Getting the basics of public service reform right
Stakeholders commend APM Terminal on safety record
Group sues Amaechi over Chinese loans on railway construction
Why safety recommendations are critical component of accident investigation
Emirates unveils expo 2020 Dubai pavilion
Dana Air slashes air fares with new product
Agitation for Ghana’s break up selfish –Atiemo-Gyan
Declare state of emergency in education sector, Don urges FG


How parents, schools aid exam fraud —JAMB
9th NASS: PDP forecloses contest for Senate President, Speaker
Why Ngige can’t inaugurate Kokori as NSITF chair —Sources
Road Safety: FRSC seeks law to support activities
Buhari mourns film maker, Eddie Ugbomah
Nigerians react to checking of jamb results via SMS
True federalism: Buhari’s sudden realisation surprising ― Onuesoke
Kogi civil servants, pensioners facing untold hardship ― Ang Bishop
Obesity may put young people at risk of anxiety, depression
Nurses Week: Association seeks adequate security for nurses, midwives
TCN says national grid still fragile, gives conditions for stability
Ooni charges youths on skills acquisition for economic independence
NSITF: Presidency backs Ngige, affirms Enejamo-Isire as Board chairman
How police arrested 10 robbery suspects in Lagos
Ocean surge sacks four communities in Ondo
Lagos commissioner, Bamigbetan in road accident
Ogun govt lauds Coca-Cola over upgrade of educational facilities
Ambode bags awards for exemplary performance
Report that I slumped untrue ― General Gowon

Daily Trust

Multi-billion naira cattle colonies yet to take off
Highs and lows of aviation under Sirika
FAAC plus IGR can’t fund 28 states’ 2019 budget – NEITI
Ngige inaugurates NSITF board, Kokori redeployed to institute
Ramadan: Aisha Buhari tasks parents on child upbringing
FG will no longer do business with AMCON debtors – Osinbajo
‘No monies missing, stolen in CBN’
BREAKING: Wudil indigenes reject Gaya Emirate, demand return to Kano Emirate
Mammoth crowd welcomes emir Sanusi
FAAC plus IGR can’t fund 28 states’ 2019 budget – NEITI
Zamfara APC: Legal logjam as S/Court fixes hearing May 16
BCO chides PDP for being ‘envious’ of Buhari’s recognition
Okorocha architect of his misfortune — Ex-aide
Man City batters Brighton to retain Premier League title
Wilfred Ndidi sets Premier League record
Abia Warriors win 4-2 at Heartland as Lobi pip Rangers 1-0 dislodge Enyimba
CBN investment in agriculture reducing unemployment, poverty – Official
How we revived the mining sector – FG
NLC urges Gov Darius to implement new minimum wage
Rights commission summons AEPB boss over nightclubs raids
Ramadan: AMF tasks FCT residents on unity
Wonder scenes in Borno
Education Mayday!
In praise of South Africa’s elections
Brambaifa: Setting NDDC on the right track
IRAN: ‘US military in Gulf a target not a threat’
PAKISTAN: Gunmen killed five in Balochistan hotel
GERMANY: Three hotel guests found dead from crossbow bolts
19 arrested in Anambra during cult initiation
Four killed in Edo community
Man in EFCC custody over ATM fraud
Editorial: This is not our priority
We’ll reject attempt to substitute Kokori as NSITF chair – NUPENG
FG calls for collective effort to fight forced labour, human trafficking
TUC lauds anti-graft unit over N.5m daily withdrawal
Farmers get N27.5bn NEMA’s agric intervention fund
NEMA to support 12,000 displaced farmers in Borno
N364m rice farming loan: Defaulters on-the-run in Taraba
NANS gives JAMB 48hours ultimatum to refund N50 SMS charges to candidates
Justin Timberlake, Missy Elliott get honorary doctorate degrees
Cannes: Stallone, bringing Rambo 5 sneak peek & First Blood 4K restoration
5 Nigerian books that have hit the screen

The Guardian

Probe Ngige now, labour tells Buhari, begins protest today
X-raying policy developments as pension sector hits trillions
Oshiomhole, PDP and gathering storm against Obaseki’s second term in Edo
‘No phony statistics or outlandish report will derail Akwa Ibom State’
Africa seeks return of stolen assets from Europe, U.S., others
Osinbajo extends 50 per cent registration fee for businesses, opens Osun economic summit June 25
FG’s inaction cause of ALSCON’s travails, says institute
How cashew farmers lose N99 billion to global glut, Apapa gridlocks
Timi Frank asks Senate to release report on Maina, gives seven-day ultimatum
Liverpool’s wait for glory continues as Man City retain EPL title
Nigeria’s sports heroes: Tales of the dimming stars
Niger United, Plateau Peacocks stake titles
Jo Bonfrere returns for The Match for Ambode
We, the elite, deny Nigeria development, says Niger senator
Ebonyi inaugurates 32-man committee for 2018-2020 action plan
Imo council chairmen declare suspension illegal, disregard order
Nigeria, a victim of protection racket
Editorial: Bayelsa’s obnoxious life pensions bill
PAL pension decries gap in financial literacy, skills
AFF wants collaboration between technology startups, large corporates
How FCMB drives value with diversified investments, operations
FG to bar AMCON debtors from official businesses, says Osinbajo
FG is anti-growth but IMF is pro-growth
Why I don’t watch football
On the revolutions in Sudan and Algeria
The unique powers of the feminine
National Assembly probes abandoned NSITF property in Lagos
Propertymart commits to Citiview housing estate, others
Developers showcase materials for housing sector
‘Craze for certificates is bane of professional competence in Nigeria’


Aare Adams Cautions Buhari Over N100bn Fund For Miyetti Allah
Access Bank Targets 100,000 Subscribers With Xclusiveplus
Don’t Take Our Peace For Granted, Tompolo’s Kinsmen Warns Chevron
Insecurity: We’re Up To Task, Presidency
Sultan, Others Should Resist Ganduje — Umar Ardo
Fat Pensions, Cars-For-Life: SERAP Urges Ganduje To Reject Kano Assembly Bill
Navy Detaining 10 More Nigerians Without Trial, Falana Writes AGF
How Trophy Lager Drove The African Drum Festival
Arts, Culture Contents Of Tourism – Runsewe
N30,000 Minimum Wage Captured In 2019 Budget—Akwa Ibom Govt
Police Arrest 3 Suspected Cultists With Female Underwear In Ogun
Banditry, Abduction On Red Line
Justice Bulkachuwa Told To Recuse Self From Atiku/Buhari Petition
Companies Record Weak Earnings Amidst Sluggish Economic Growth
Paris Club Fund: Amosun, Consultant Set For Legal Battle Over $11.7m
Secure The Lives Of Nigerians, JNI Urges FG
Taraba Killings: Gov Ishaku Orders Security Agencies To Deal Ruthlessly With Culprits
NSITF: Kokori, Labour tackle Presidency
Nigeria will not know peace until an Igbo becomes President – Nwobodo
Insecurity happening because we have incompetent administration – PDP
Corruption allegation: Speak up on Bulkachuwa, PDP tells Buhari, APC
NSITF : Buhari approved suspension of inauguration of board – Presidency
NLC will pay for waking me up with petrol laden trucks – Ngige
Nigeria will not know peace until an Igbo becomes President – Nwobodo
New Kano emirates: Ganduje has done right thing – Junaid Mohammed
Breaking: Wike recalls 12 suspended LG chairmen
Insecurity happening because we have incompetent administration – PDP
I won’t run for Senate again – Ekweremadu
I’ll play in EPL next season – Mikel
Premier League: Chelsea held by Leicester, but point enough for third-place
Djokovic ends Tsitsipas Madrid run, wins 33rd Masters title
Premier League quotes of the season
Klopp: Premier League near-miss is only Liverpool’s ‘first step’
All set for unveiling of Bariga Waterfront jetty, Ilaje road
How 24-year-old refused to sell her 4-month-old baby in Imo
Containers, oil tankers to start movement goods through rail from Lagos to North
Four million Nigerian children miss out in vaccination against measles
Access Bank targets 100,000 subscribers with Xclusiveplus
Companies record weak earnings amidst sluggish economic growth
Fidelity Bank signs $50m financing agreement with AFDB
Shareholders commend Union Bank’s debt recovery drive
JB rules out plans for rights issue as shareholders’ equity hits N35bn
ASVI 2018: Lagos, Ogun, Rivers, Kwara, Enugu economic viable states
Edo govt bars interference with primary school teachers’ transfers
Caleb University emerges champions in Public Speaking Contest
Police gun down two suspected armed robbers
MTN adds 2.1m subscribers, grows service revenue by 13.4%
We picked Lawan over Ndume for Senate President based on seniority in parliament – Enang, Buhari’s adviser

New Telegraph

Election petitions: Play by the rules or face consequences –DSS
Ex-convict goes for robbery 11 days after leaving prison
JUST IN: Gov Ganduje vows to install new Emirs in Kano despite court order
Liverpool’s van Dijk named Premier League Player of the Season
Sanusi: A monarch’s many troubles Ondo APC group set up reconciliation committee
Teniola: Nigeria lacks digital strategy for economic growth
Ndume: I’m in the Senate presidency race to win
Conversation with an angry youth
Group warns FG against moves to release N100bn to Miyetti Allah
Tambuwal to actualise biggest cattle breeding project
19 cultists arrested at initiation ground
How we are tackling insecurity, by Presidency
Speakership: Abia APC caucus endorses Gbajabiamila

2019 polls: RECs recount experiences
CBN: No monies missing, stolen under Emefiele
Anambra: Police beat me black, blue, cries Chief Fire Officer
Relief materials burnt as fire guts C’River SEMA warehouse
Police arrest kidnap kingpin in Niger
Cult clash claims two in Calabar
Micro-pension: Slow takeoff dips enthusiasm
Experts back IMF’s stance on Africa’s rising foreign debt
Man City’re champions of England again
Ighalo to return for Zimbabwe, Senegal friendlies
Dennerby: Falcons’ preparation good for memorable World Cup
Ndidi equals Moses, Yobo’s record

EDITORIAL: Severance packages for public office holders
Okorocha and self-inflicted political wounds
Emefiele: Buhari’s reward to a faithful ally
Insecurity: PDP NEC to review state of the nation
Election petition: Atiku won’t get justice from Justice Bulkachuwa-led panel –PDP
We’ve not indicted Justice Bulkachuwa – DSS

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