News Headlines May 17, 2019. Headlines From Nigeria’s Major Newspapers

News Headlines May 17, 2019. Headlines From Nigeria’s Major Newspapers

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The Punch

Paris Club refund: FG set to pay N649bn final tranche to states
Bandits seize three-month-old baby, six others in Zamfara
Some governors run states like fiefdoms, says Dogara
Miyetti Allah admits, clarifies N100bn demand from FG
Lawmakers pass bill banning NaijaBet, NairaBet in Bauchi
NASS passes June 12 as Democracy Day
How legislative aides’ petition landed NASS clerk, others in EFCC net
Ex-NNPC worker who killed daughter’s lover to die — Appeal Court
EFCC arrests Kwara lawmaker-elect for N26m property scam
Stock market gains N1.9tn as MTN lists 20.35 billion shares
Some governors run states like fiefdoms, says Dogara
Looming Democracy Day: Just another vulnerable time?
We spent N61bn on education in seven years —Ajimobi
N3bn recovered fund: Court rules ex-NNPC boss, Andrew Yakubu, has case to answer
‘Solution 17’ can solve world’s pressing problems
SARS kills robbery suspect in Imo, arrests three
Cybercrime suspects unleash dog on EFCC operatives
Hoodlums who attacked Lagos motorcyclist with machetes nabbed
Lagos-Abeokuta road: Motorists, residents groan as contractor stops work
Two motorcyclists die, four injured in Ogun accident
Missing 12-year-old Down syndrome patient reunites with parents
Gunmen kidnap five oil workers in Rivers
I’m not in govt to amass wealth, says Obaseki
Tribunal adjourns to allow INEC produce Kwara gov-elect’s certificate
Akeredolu, MPN disagree over Ondo govt’s performance
Tambuwal to inaugurate projects ahead of May 29
SEC warns Nigerians against new Ponzi scheme
Seplat promises increased returns as shareholders get N10.6bn dividend
70% of Nigerians ready to pay tax —NESG
FG assures unbanked Nigerians affordable digital financial services
Sterling Bank expresses commitment to skills development
Formiga, 41, to play in seventh Women’s World Cup
Okpekpe: Race course to wear new look
Solskjaer gets financial backing from United
I know doctors issuing performance-enhancing drugs –Wilder
Ailing Chukwu in London for treatment
Man City referred to UEFA financial body in fair play probe
Mathematics can make Nigeria great again – Ayodeji
Edo primary schools to get 25,000 locally made chairs – Obaseki
Ekiti seeks partnership to reposition technical education
Foundation donates equipment to Makoko school
5,000 Lagos pupils get free education
Meadow Hall rewards school leaders, teachers
Celebrating 50 years of solo drama in Nigeria
I want to inspire other albinos, says Whiteman
MPAN petitions NCC, demands 60 % royalties
Harsh living conditions pushing youths into fraud – Vector
Madonna confirmed at last for Eurovision in Tel Aviv
Naira Marley: Temper justice with mercy, Daddy Showkey begs EFCC
Management of geographic tongue
‘Shortage of health care workers can ignite a crisis’
Rheumatologist warns against demonising lupus disease
mPedigree, COMESA partner on seed verification system
NOA urges govt to invest more in orthodontics training
Natural therapies for building and protecting uterine lining
How to store your existing media in the cloud
Editorial: New NFIU regulations, wrong approach
‘Solution 17’ can solve world’s pressing problems
APC or PDP: What is different?
Wary of Buhari’s ‘true federalism’, worried about NCC

The Nation

N649b Paris Club refund ready for states to share
Police parade 93 suspected kidnappers on Kaduna-Abuja road
Senate approves June 12 as Democracy Day
Editors seek waivers on newsprint, others
Civics for leaders
In shareholders’ interest
Eddie Ugbomah (1940 – 2019)
Push for auto policy review
Hollandia Evap 120g gains affinity with consumers
Adamawa kicks off health insurance scheme
Dia joins UBA Group Board
Wanted! The good Nigerian
Promote healthy food, agric varsities told
Military not indicted by presidential panel for rights abuses, says CDS
Equities rebound on MTN listing
Sowore and corruption question
Roles of wives in Ramadan
Aisha Buhari appeals to Muslims to assist needy
Accelerating agribusiness Startups
‘Law hampering yam export’
N649b Paris Club refund ready for states to share
Police parade 93 suspected kidnappers on Kaduna-Abuja road
Senate approves June 12 as Democracy Day
Editors seek waivers on newsprint, others
Police nab 93 kidnap suspects
Gunmen kidnap five oil workers in N/Delta
Senate approves June 12 as Democracy Day
Editors seek waivers on newsprint, others
Military not indicted by presidential panel for rights abuses, says CDS
Zamfara APC dispute: Supreme Court fixes judgment for May 24
PDP stalwart, Moyosore Ogunlewe defects to APC in Kosofe
Accident claims two on Abeokuta–Sagamu Expressway
Why I set up transition committee — Okowa
Edo 2020: Gowon endorses Obaseki for second term
Constituents to Ekweremadu: We’ll decide when you should retire from Senate
UFC champion Israel Adesanya visits Governor Amosun in Abeokuta
Babatunde, Okechukwu eye double titles in Morocco
Football super stars FIFA U-20 World Cup produced
Nigeria, 144 others for 2019 World Taekwondo Championships
Weah, Drogba, Eto’o, others for Ambode testimonial match
‘Chairman’ Christian Chukwu arrives in London tonight
Push for auto policy review
Promote healthy food, agric varsities told
Equities rebound on MTN listing
Accelerating agribusiness Startups
Lagos advocates better maintenance culture
Lawyer ‘defrauds’ colleague of N4.6m
Don’t ride on waterways without life jackets, warns agency
Court dissolves pastor’s marriage over incest
Fire guts Soul Lounge in Abuja
Police parade 33 serial rapists in Kano
EFCC to arraign Naira Marley for Yahoo Yahoo on Monday
Is Tonto Dikeh’s 40-sec charge admissible?
`Our lives are not perfect’, Laura Ikeji, SM influencer tells fans
Adamawa kicks off health insurance scheme
‘Our services have improved healthcare outcomes’
Coca-Cola refrigeration competence boosts vaccine access
Lagos takes HIV/AIDS campaign to religious leaders
Restitution and patients’ rights in healthcare (11)
Constipation, irritable bowel syndrome and co-travellers


Gunmen Abduct Five Oil Workers in Rivers
Ugochinyere Resigns as NYCN President
Senate Confirms Reappointment of Emefiele as CBN Gov
Benjamin Etoro-Abasi: My Journey from the Ghetto Shaped my Perception of Life
Clever Clogs Book Host First Akada Children’s Book Festival
Pointek Targets 1,000 Technicians for Skill Acquisition
Veterinarians Implore Nigerians on Regular Vaccination
ORS Excites Hairstylists
Onyeka Jaibvo-Ojigbo: Consummate Educationist, Entrepreneur
Pavillon Afriques: Nigerian Delegates Take Best of Nollywood to Cannes Film Festival
Seminar on VISA/Immigration Routes to UK Holds May 17
Nordic Days in Nigeria for May 22
Youths, Professionals Converge on Nexford Training Programme
BPGF, ACA Donates N1, 050,000 to Rotary Club of Lagos Island
Obaseki’s Agric Enterprise Initiative Empowers 18,000 Women
Africa Parades its Best at WISHAfrica Expo
National Library of Nigeria Launches New App
At Ikeja Club, KSA Defies Rain to Party with New Inductees
Resolving Fayose’s Employment Booby Trap
Why Buhari Must Choose Between Kogi People and Yahaya Bello
Politics of Legality of Marijuana Ignited by Governor Akeredolu
Zamfara APC Crisis: Supreme Court Decides Fate of Idris, Yari, Others May 24
INEC Shifts Bayelsa, Kogi Guber Polls to November 16
Africa Must Leverage Technology for Economic Transformation, Says Elumelu
MTN Nigeria Listing Boosts Stock Market by N1.8trillion
BOI Named ‘Best Development Bank’
FG Urged to Reduce Taxes, Cost of Aviation Fuel
NIMASA Remits N22.9bn to FG, Forecasts N112.1bn Revenue for 2019
NPA, APM Capital Sign MoU to Extend Barges to Epe
Ailing Christian Chukwu Arrives London for Treatment
I Have Been Vindicated by Supreme Court, Says Umeh
NPFL: Lobi, Kano Pillars, Heartland Continue Push for Playoff Spots
African Stars Storm Lagos, to Train at Agege Stadium Friday
Okpekpe Race Course to Wear New Look for 2019 Edition
Buffon Extends PSG Stay at 41
Man City Face Further Action over FFF Rule
Brazil’s Formiga to Become Oldest Player in Women’s World Cup

Daily Trust

Market capitalisation hits N12.5 trn as MTN lists on NSE
CBN sets up committee to revive 50 textile firms in 4yrs
Debit financing can address Nigeria’s infrastructure deficit if… — Former DMO DG
Why setting up new refinery in Nigeria is difficult’
‘Nigeria’s 187trn cubic feet gas reserve enough for fertiliser production’
CBN: Reps back Emefiele’s confirmation
BREAKING: Senate confirms Emefiele’s reappointment as CBN governor
I rear chicken to support myself in school, says LASU overall best graduating student
Gunmen kill 20 in Katsina villages
Foundation rebuilds Borno as ‘Home of Peace’
German NGO donates 100 modernised carts to victims insurgency
NECA/CBN distribute farm inputs to 4, 671 farmers in Borno
Zamfara APC: Supreme Court fixes May 24 for judgement
APC Reps fault Kazaure on Emefiele’s reappointment
HoR: Shagari, PDP to present 49 witnesses
AAG Qualifiers: Nigeria men’s volleyball team depart for Abidjan
Uchenna Ofoha proud to represent Nigeria at AAG volleyball qualifiers
Akwa United lose to Delta Force as Rivers Utd hold Lobi Stars
Market capitalisation hits N12.5 trn as MTN lists on NSE
CBN sets up committee to revive 50 textile firms in 4yrs
Gospel artiste’s suicide: Friend suspects spiritual attack
Abuja Rotary provides basic education for Sauka women
Police nab 3 for stealing N.9m from ATM in Abuja
Some recollections on Rimi’s attempt to diminish the Emir of Kano
Zainab Aliyu as a Metaphor
Re: El-Rufa’i’s abrogation of indigene-settler dichotomy in Kaduna …
From Sambisa to Kamuku forest?
NIGER REPUBLIC Ambush: 11 more bodies found
UNITED KINGDOM: Theresa May agrees to set timetable to choose successor
BELGIUM: Ex-King faces fine if refuses DNA test
Suspected cult leader arrested 2yrs after jumping bail
Gunmen kill 3, cart away rice in Taraba
Cybercrime suspects unleash dogs on EFCC operatives in Ibadan
Editorial: Community policing is badly needed
Kannywood: Court orders immediate arrest of Hadiza Gabon
Arabic board trains 65 staff on ICT
Airtel launches 4G service in Edo
NIIT announces 20th national scholarship in Nigeria
Appointments: Arewa youth urge Buhari to reflect all regions
APCON reshuffles, promotes staff nationwide
Zamfara recruitment: 1,400 graduates demand 60 months unpaid salaries
Group petitions Audu Ogbe, Adamu over members’ extortion in Benue
Why access to farm inputs is declining
400,000 farmers to go into sorghum production this year
FG re-designing education curriculum – Osinbajo
Ramadan and the Almighty Formula
Oloyede to chair 13th Muslim Media lecture on electoral promises
Ramadan: Don tasks Muslims on family values
2 Weeks in Lagos to premiere at Cannes Film Festival
Daddy Showkey urges EFCC to release Naira Marley
Nollywood: Alex Ekubo, Sophie Alakija star in new movie ‘Love or Quest’
EFCC to arraign Naira Marley on Monday on 11-count charge
‘Dino Melaye threatened to kill himself and implicate police’ – Witness tells court
Controversy in court over abbreviation of names on Abdulrazaq`s result
APM terminals appoints 1st Nigerian MD
World Bank appoints Prof Pate global director
Saratu becomes 20th NACCIMA nat’l president

The Sun

Guild of Editors urges FG to grant waivers on newsprint, others
Imo Assembly crisis deepens as deputy speaker resigns
Naira Marley to be docked Monday, faces 11-count charge
My wife died of wrong diagnosis, laments Oshiomhole
States to share N649.4bn Paris Club refund
Cheers as June 12 gets legal backing
INEC shifts Bayelsa, Kogi guber poll to Nov 16
Alleged card theft, forgery: EFCC arraigns singer, Naira Marley, on Monday
Buhari charges ECOWAS security chiefs on trans border crimes
Ohanaeze Lagos bickers over Ooni’s comment on origin of Igbo
EFCC arrests lawmaker-elect over N25m scam
Police nab 4 suspected Boko Haram members in Edo
Kaduna: Politics of El-Rufai’s concept of equal citizenship
Zamfara APC: Supreme Court decides May 24
CCT Trial: APC lawmaker after me, says Bayelsa Speaker
2nd term: Senate confirms Emefiele as CBN governor
CBN currency museum acquires 1,925 artefacts in 10 years –Official
Reps, NPA disagree on decline of revenue at Ports
States to share N649.4bn Paris Club refund
FG threatens to blacklist communities vandalising projects
Polo’s Atawodi-Edun gets W Access role
Leadway wins UBA pensions’ sports tourney
Qatar opens first newly built stadium for 2022 World Cup
Alleged NFF Fraud: Court fixes May 28 for Pinnick, others’ trial
Egbe drums support for NDDC boss
Kanu Academy targets 10, 000 players from 100 schools
Polo’s Atawodi-Edun gets W Access role
El Hadji Diouf, 7 others hit Lagos for ‘The Match’
Insecurity: Nollywood raises the alarm over activities of politicians
`Our lives are not perfect’, Laura Ikeji, SM influencer tells fans
Taboos of state institutions
Task before buhari in second term (2)
Human back: Amazing structure that combines incredible strength with flexibility!
Ethnic politics in Nigeria
Community policing again!
Ganduje, Ajimobi, two of a weird kind
Citizen Joe
Graft: Police, judiciary, power sectors most corrupt institutions –SERAP
Court upholds LGs autonomy
Facebook removes 265 ‘fake accounts’ targeting Nigeria
Imported rice poisonous, says Customs CG
Herdsmen’s presence scares farmers in Abia


BREAKING: Shuwa community in Adamawa under Boko Haram attack
FG re-designing education curriculum ― Osinbajo
Alleged $9.8m fraud: You have case to answer, Court tells Ex-NNPC GMD,…
Senate concurs with House on June 12 as Democracy Day, others
EFCC files 11-count charge against Naira Marley
CBN to revive 20 textile firms by Dec 2019
Farmcrowdy wins UNIDO Agribusiness award
FG owes states N649.434bn excess Paris Club refund ― Ahmed
Oyo APC lauds Ajimobi for honouring Lam, others
Kano Police Command arrest 33 suspected rapists in three weeks
Court remands 2 men in prison for alleged armed robbery
Lawyer, boyfriend, docked for alleged N4.6m fraud
Court remands alleged serial burglar charged with stealing policeman’s…
Your business network determines your net worth ― veteran entrepreneurs
Seplat Plc posts N228bn turnover, N73bn profit before tax
NIPC announces $12.71bn investment in Q1
Furore in Kwara over amended local government law
2019 elections not perfect but credible —Suleiman
Adamawa PDP acted out of its purview —Duhu
`Our lives are not perfect’, Laura Ikeji tells fans
StarTimes ON establishes PAOFF awards in Nigeria
I’m rediscovering my love of men, says talk show host Wendy Williams
Britney Spears may never perform again says manager
Signs you need new tyres
Educationist task parents on girl-child education
2019 UTME: Candidates now free to access results on portal ― JAMB
Don’t surrender teacher’s salaries to local authorities,…
Nigerian varsities semi-autonomous —NUC
Supreme Court slates May 24 to deliver Judgment in Zamfara, Ekiti suits
Hoodlums burgled Ogun APC state secretariat


PDP Bent On Sabotaging PMB’s Administration – FG
Friends Of Democracy Seek PMB’s Intervention In Kano Emirate Split
Court Remands Father For Strangulating 11- Month Old Baby
Cybercrime Suspects Unleash Dog On EFCC Operatives
Southeast To Get Devt Commission
I Almost Sued Doctors For Wrong Diagnosis On My Late Wife – Oshiomhole
SON Arraigns 2 Bizmen For Alleged Sale Of Substandard Gas Cylinders
RMRDC Presents 14.5 Tonnes Of Cotton Seeds To Farmers In North West Zone
AAU: Obaseki Lifts Embargo On Employment, Tasks Governing Council On Reforms
EFCC Arrest Lawmaker-elect Over Alleged N26m Property Fraud
PMB Renews Commitment To Boosting Businesses, Investment Opportunities In Nigeria
UPDATED: INEC Shifts Kogi, Bayelsa Guber Polls To Nov 16
Court Remands Father For Strangulating 11- Month Old Baby
Cybercrime Suspects Unleash Dog On EFCC Operatives
PMB Renews Commitment To Boosting Businesses, Investment Opportunities In Nigeria

The Guardian

At last, National Assembly okays June 12 as Democracy Day
Outgoing, incoming govs spar over last-minute policies
NIPC stresses improved sub-national investment climate
Police arrest 93 kidnap, robbery suspects in Kaduna, others
EFCC to arraign Naira Marley for Yahoo Yahoo on Monday
INEC shifts Kogi, Bayelsa states’ guber elections to Nov 16
Allegation of overthrow, a despicable lie, Atiku insists
Nigeria’s refining utilisation dipped in last 20 years, says UN
Revenue projections for 2018 budget record 45% loss
Djokovic, Federer, Nadal through, Thiem out of Rome Open
Experts call on government to provide facilities for physically challenged
Enyimba held again as Pillars move closer to Super Six
Christian Chukwu arrives in London for medical treatment
Woods struggles as 101st US PGA Championship gets under way
Ikeja opens doors for Eagles tournament
Unraveling Nigeria’s arch-political godfather
Revving the labour engine for greater battles
Tribunal asks INEC to produce Kwara gov-elect’s documents May 22
Udom suspends LG service commission chairman
Editorial: Don’t relocate NGMC from Warri!
Seplat takes final decision on alternate export pipeline
NSE woos other networks as MTN lists shares
Lagos unveils cyber security toolkit for SMEs
Passenger traffic peaked by 3.1% in March
Nutritious, alimentative and alimental football
Why public office holders can’t enjoy privacy
Youth quest for a new order
Fasinro and the death of Lagos encyclopaedia
How climate change alters fertility, by study
Cannabis reduces seizures for children with difficult-to-treat epilepsy, period pain in women
Why losing ability to smell lemons, onions could herald early death
Exercise may improve memory in heart failure patients


Buhari’s Phenomenal Wisdom On Economy, Security
Govs Pledge Support For States Legislature, Judiciary Autonomy
KOGI 2019: Hurdles Before Bello
FG To Disburse Another N649bn Paris Club Refund To States — Finance Minister
Drug Trafficking Saga: Zainab, Ibrahim Get N3m Each From Ganduje
Man Accuses Lover Of Breaking His Marriage, Post Her Picture On Facebook, Docked
Alleged $9.8m Fraud: You’ve Case To Answer, Court Tells Ex-NNPC GMD, Yakubu
A White Colonial’s Opinion Of Us
MTN Listing Boosts Market Value By N1.8trn
Pastor Bakare On Bandits As C-In-C: Islamic Scholars Speak
Dressing Iran For Barbecue
The Transformation Of Lagos-Airport Road
Bayelsa APC Flays Dickson’s Political Campaign Against IOCs
Ignorance Major Cause Of Tax Controversy — Fowler
Medview Airline Selected For 2019 Hajj Operation
Edo 2020: Gowon Endorses Obaseki For Second Term
Toyota Rush Makes First Motor Fair Outing
Imo is the only State where there’s free education from primary to university – Okorocha
Ibadan ‘Yahoo boys’ unleash attack dog on EFCC operatives
N9.8m Fraud: You’ve a case to answer, court tells ex-NNPC GMD, Yakubu
Igbo-Yoruba affinity: ‘IFA’ is the connecting link of original Nigerians – Attah Of Igala
KOGI 2019: Hurdles before Bello
Alaafin lauds Ajimobi’s achievements
Our goal is to serve Edo people, not to amass wealth – Obaseki
APC lauds Ajimobi for honouring Lam Adesina, Alao-Akala, others
Loftus-Cheek undergoes surgery, misses Europa League final
Weah, Drogba, Eto’o, Toure, others storm Lagos for Ambode testimonial match
Two Indian climbers die on world’s third highest mountain
Lewandowski: PSG, United eyeing Bayern frontman – report
AFCON 2019: Onuachu happy to make Super Eagles squad
Policemen should not be charged for rape against prostitutes – Nollywood actor, Okon
Burna Boy dumps social media permanently
Doctors unveil first child blast wound manual
Health bill rejection: Nigerian leaders not in tune with reality — NMA
Diagnostics is bedrock of health management — Me Cure
Lagos introduces measures to sanitise fertility practice
Industrial pharmacists seek innovations for positive growth
ESUT final Year medical students rescue ailing community
MTN listing boosts market value by N1.8trn
Ignorance major cause of tax controversy — Fowler
SME : NACC to hold 3rd African food & products exhibition
Artificial Intelligence essential for banks to remain competitive — Access Bank boss
FEC approves N1.8bn for rehabilitation of railway village
Group trains 500 youths on soybeans production in Niger
Obaseki lifts embargo on employment in AAU
ESUT returns to its original multi-campus structure
Ex-Ghanaian President, Mahama urges African universities to embrace technology
2019 UTME: Candidates now free to access results on portal-JAMB
Govt lauds Coca-Cola Foundation on educational facilities upgrade
Murder of Bureau de Change operators: SARS arrest additional suspect
Flying cars mooted for Paris’ public transport network

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