News Headlines May 21, 2019. Headlines From Nigeria’s Major Newspapers

News Headlines May 21, 2019. Headlines From Nigeria’s Major Newspapers

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The Punch

Doctors, nurses lament poor pay, overwork in state hospitals
FG fails to pay whistle-blower who exposed secret $223m NNPC account
92 individuals, groups tackle Ganduje over new emirs
NASS Coverage: Outrage greets ‘satanic guidelines’ for journalists’ accreditation
2023: Ohanaeze’s secretary backs Amaechi, says Igbo can’t be President
Experts fear recession as GDP growth drops to 2.01%
Militants threaten to declare Niger Delta Republic June 1
NDLEA opposes Akeredolu on cannabis, destroys 3,900 hectares in Ondo
FG fails to pay whistle-blower who exposed secret $223m NNPC account
92 individuals, groups tackle Ganduje over new emirs
FG invites world leaders to maiden June 12 Democracy Day
NASS Coverage: Outrage greets ‘satanic guidelines’ for journalists’ accreditation
Lobi coach Ogbeide slumps, dies in Makurdi
Adichie joins exclusive list of Yale’s Class Day speakers
Gunmen kill cop, two others in fresh Taraba attack
Stock market opens week with N221bn gain
I spent N30bn building hospitals in Imo, says Okorocha
Court gives conditions for Saraki, Ekweremadu’s removal
Police parade suspected cultists, kidnappers in Ibadan
Gunmen kidnap twins, one other in Ekiti, demand N22m
Rain wreaks havoc in Lagos, Ogun, destroys buildings, others
Monarch, retired police officer nabbed for allegedly stealing transformers
Judge remands Naira Marley in prison
Seven killed in Rivers cult attacks
Family demands IPOB member’s whereabouts three years after disappearance
Cops raid criminal hideouts in Anambra, apprehend 75 cultists
Police arrest kidnap gang in Aba
Two INEC officials charged with electoral malpractices
First time federal lawmakers to support Buhari on true federalism
Rivers APC denies giving Wike conditions for peace
Experts fear recession as GDP growth drops to 2.01%
Nigeria’s oil exports threatened as fire hits 250,000bpd pipeline
SIM registration: MTN pays N235bn fine
Discos need $10bn investment to boost power distribution –AFD
NIRSAL, FADAMA moves to tackle N660bn tractor redundancy losses
Eaglets coach hails CAF over Guinea disqualification
Mbappe issues PSG ultimatum at Ligue 1 awards
World Cup: Sanusi wants Falcons to surpass 1999 feat
Kwara United players, officials protest unpaid salaries
Nigerian ambassador visits Flying Eagles in Poland
Extend TETFund to private varsities, OAU VC tells FG
Free education can’t work in varsities, says ex-FUTA VC
To transform society, we need qualified teachers — Ambode
CRUTECH’s first female acting VC assumes office
PAU to begin Masters degree programme in film production
EdePoly students win inter-school debate competition
Adichie joins exclusive list of Yale’s Class Day speakers
Adekunle expands entertainment confab
Adio The Musical set to go on stage
Game of Thrones finale draws staggering 19.3 million viewers
Whitney Houston estate working on hologram tour, new album
Sexless marriage will affect your mental health
CIAPS to train Africa’s health managers
Ekiti seeks collaboration among health workers
NCC eyes increased telecom investment, hosts summit
How to secure your identity online
Cybercriminals target Instagram users, job seekers with adverts
Disconnected solutions expose data to cyberattacks, experts warn
Editorial: Reps’ medical tourism bill blunder
Ikeja Electric’s outrageous billing
Treasury looting as a national security matter
Lessons of history: King Jaja of Opobo
Mobilising Nigeria’s human and natural resources for national development

The Nation

Floods: Lagos urges calm as heavy rains pound city
Insurance firms to recapitalise
Judge remands Naira Marley as musician’s fraud trial begins
Tension in NNPC over postings, fresh recruitment
June 12 Day: Nigeria is safe, says minister
$16.8b capital importation: How the banks stand
Tinubu to elite: shun insulting utterances
Govt urges residents to apply caution
Still on AMCON’s debtors
Senators-elect split as signatures drive begins for Lawan, Goje, Ndume
Why we’re tearing down MMIA for repairs, by Sirika
Omatseye elected Govt College Ughelli Old Boys’ Association’s Lagos president
Girl, 23, missing
Alleged N25m fraud: Absence of prosecutors stalls arraignment of ex-NBA chairmen, other
Fed Govt appoints Yadudu as FAAN MD
Row over NFIU guidelines on local govt funds
Telecoms sector Q1 revenue hits N2tr
Air Peace de-boards ‘unruly passenger’
Anxiety in aviation agencies over sack of FAAN chief
Judge remands Naira Marley as musician’s fraud trial begins
Tension in NNPC over postings, fresh recruitment
June 12 Day: Nigeria is safe, says minister
Senators-elect split as signatures drive begins for Lawan, Goje, Ndume
Ripples in Edo PDP as chieftains endorse Obaseki
I’m qualified to be Ondo governor, says Kekemeke
PDP chieftain urges Buhari to implement people-oriented programmes
Referee dies after collapsing on pitch
Saraki lauds Super Falcon’s WAFU Cup victory
Hearn: Wilder must be Joshua’s next opponent
Buhari congratulates Falcons
AFCON 2019: Guinea not giving up on Keita
FIFA U20 World Cup: Flying Eagles land in Poland
$16.8b capital importation: How the banks stand
Why we’re tearing down MMIA for repairs, by Sirika
Telecoms sector Q1 revenue hits N2tr
Turkish Airlines to open lounge
Sanwo-Olu: technology is new economy
Report lists reasons for stunted industry growth
Judge remands Naira Marley as musician’s fraud trial begins
Girl, 23, missing
Residents protest bad Lagos -Badagry road
Hotel workers face N6.05m theft charge
Police flush out 29 suspected criminals, arms dealer
75 suspected cultists arrested in Anambra
US billionaire offsets loans of graduating students
Oyo teachers commence indefinite strike
Ondo Varsity shut down indefinitely – Registrar
S. African bus driver found hanged after his bus killed 8 passengers
Sweden proposes tribunal to try ISIS fighters
Nine facts about Naira Marley’s arrest


SEC Probes MTN Listing on Stock Exchange
•Shareholders rake in N6.1bn in one day as induced scarcity continues
FG: Nigeria Safe for World Leaders to Attend Buhari’s Inauguration
EFCC: We are Investigating Okorocha
•Defends freezing of N5bn state’s account
NAICOM Raises Insurance Firms’ Operating Capital by 200%
Wonodi: It’s Impossible to Regulate Power Market Without Transparency
CAN, Others Task Buhari on Growing Insecurity
•Army takes delivery of arms, ammunition from Slovakia
MTN Pays N235bn Fine for SIM Registration Offences
INEC Withdraws 25 Certificates of Return
Tinubu Meets Buhari in Saudi, Urges Elders to Avoid Inflammatory Statements
Fatona: Nigeria’s Oil Industry Will Face Drought if Militancy Continues
Duke of Cambridge Tasks Stakeholders on Exotic Animal Species
Zamfara APC Crisis: Senator Marafa Faults Gov Yari’s Saudi Trip
Flood Takes over Lagos Roads, Destroys Properties
Herdsmen Kill One in Kogi Community
Naira Marley Remanded in Prison for Alleged Internet Fraud
Senate Leadership: Court Throws out Suit Seeking to Stop Saraki, Ekweremadu’s Sack
Wonodi: It’s Impossible to Regulate Power Market Without Transparency
W’Bank Gives Nigeria 30 Years to Repay $350m Rural Power Fund
NNPC Explains Retirement, Replacement of 30 Senior Staff
Flutterwave Bags ISO Certification
Halt Planned Commencement of Oil Exploration at OML 11, NPDC Warned
Relegation Battle Goes to the Wire, Kano Pillars Pick Super 6 Ticket
20 Gold Level Runners Confirmed for Okpekpe Race
HotSports Wins AFCON 2019 Marketing Rights
Kroos Signs New Four-year Real Madrid Deal
Stakeholders Gather for Vulture Conservation in Nguru

Daily Trust

Manpower shortage, decaying infrastructure threaten Yar’adua Hospital
12 things that predispose you to dementia — WHO
Urinary Tract Infection (UTI)
New approach targeting cancer cells found
Capital market operators fault MTN listing over free float
15 worshipers abducted in Kaduna village church
Tinubu, Sultan meet Buhari in Makkah
10 killed in Rivers as rival cults clash
FG to sanction hospitals hiring quacks
FEC approves N3.7bn contracts for FCT
Editors reject NASS accreditation guidelines for journalists
EFCC: Okorocha, others under investigation
Parliamentary bill dormant 5 months after 1st reading
Northern group backs El-Rufai over godfather comment
Senate presidency: Senators set for showdown over voting method
El-Kanemi Warriors suffer another home loss as Pillars clinch playoff ticket
Super Falcons have learnt to fight – Dennerby
Poland 2019: Nigerian ambassador charges Flying Eagles to soar
Capital market operators fault MTN listing over free float
Nigeria’s economy expanded by 2.0% in Q1 – NBS
‘Nigeria’s crude oil will remain relevant almost forever’
FCT minister swears -in council chairmen, warns against corruption
Scavengers swoop on debris of demolished Caramelo
Ansar ud-deen organises Ramadan programme for pupils in FCT
Kano emirate imbroglio: A reflection
15 things on Governor-elect’s mind
The darkest hour
Adamu Adamu’s milestones and unfinished business in education
ICPC: Corrupting the N2.5bn news
Exam Malpractice: The situation continues
INEC withdraws 25 Certificates-of-Return
Saudi Arabia imposes special tax on soft drinks, e-cigarettes
I got N2.5m from ransom paid for Gov Masari’s mother-in-law – Suspect
Gunmen abduct 2 female teenagers in Taraba
Police in Oyo parade 30 suspects, recover amunition
Editorial: Address population time bomb
Kebbi appoints new head for contributory health scheme
Nigeria increases agricultural export to 77% in 2018 – Minister
Niger govt acquires 50 hectares of land for Dangote rice mill
Coffee: Plateau’s untapped gold mine
Offa professors fault selection process on appointment of new VC for Kwara University
Ondo State University shut down indefinitely
UniBen offers 11,772 admission out of 75,000 candidates
2019 Hajj: NAHCON signs airlift agreement with three airlines
Cleric urges Muslims to embrace science studies
Ramadan: Judiciary Muslim women launch Almajirai feeding programme in Plateau
Kannywood launches Northflix to curb film piracy
The tricky semester
How LGs should exercise constitutional powers – Lawyers
$322.5m Abacha loot: N6bn shared to beneficiaries
Ortom reappoints Ijohor as SSG
APM terminals appoints 1st Nigerian MD
World Bank appoints Prof Pate global director

The Sun

My expectations from Buhari in his second term – David-West
9th Assembly: Yakub withdraws from speakership race
Security agencies dealing with threats to Buhari’s govt –FG
Lagos residents protest state of Badagry expressway
Okorocha, others under investigation –EFCC
Lagos allays fears of residents on rainfall
Ondo varsity shut indefinitely over anti-tuition hike protest
Army recharges for Boko Haram
LPPC shortlists Adegboruwa, Adegoke, 13 profs, others for SAN award
Businessman cries to Buhari, IGP to help recover N15m from friend
Fadeyi residents beg police to prosecute arrested cultists
Police arrest 13 for cultism in Oyo, recover 3,519 ammunition
AGF drags 2 INEC officials to court over electoral fraud
More certificates of return to be withdrawn –INEC
Okorocha, others under investigation –EFCC
… 2019 elections didn’t affect economic stability
Nigeria’s GDP up by 2.01% in Q1, 2019 —NBS
FG appoints Hamisu Yadudu as new FAAN MD/CEO
Operators fault MTN Nigeria’s listing over free float
TSA: Nigeria saves N45bn monthly, attains near 100% compliance
Operators fault MTN Nigeria listing over free float
Breaking: Certificate of return: Izunaso drags judge before NJC, others over alleged misconduct
France 2019: Kanu leads home-based Super Falcons to Austria camp
Transfer: Mbappe statement throws spanner into the works at PSG
‘I thought my career was over after pregnancy’ — Azarenka
Kroos extends Real Madrid deal until 2023
Saraki lauds Super Falcon’s WAFU Cup victory
CASNS raises the alarm over insecurity
Spirit of David takes dance to churches
Filmmaking made easy at Canon/PEFTI workshop
Breaking: Naira Marley, remanded in prison pleads not guilty
Agenda for the NGE
The imperative of a new Imo State
Why there’s corruption in judiciary –Akeredolu
Culture Day: Oyo workers, students to wear traditional attire
Agony as downpour grounds Lagos
Wike dethrones monarch over alleged cultism
SERAP recommends remedy measure in anti-graft war


9th Assembly: NASS introduces stringent conditions for journalists’ accreditation
FG to electrify 37 Federal Universities — Minister
Okorocha: Sen Izunaso petitions NJC, Ag. CJN, over Judge’s conduct
AGF Malami sues two INEC officials over electoral frau
Telecoms contributed N2 trillion to GDP in first quarter 2019 ― NCC…
Why Gov Yari visited Buhari in Saudi Arabia — Northern Youths
Professional colleagues honour Makinde in Ibadan
Investigate distribution of IIRO assistance to orphans in Bauchi, Women Group tells EFCC, ICPC
Oyo NSE suggests sustainable infrastructural development roadmap for Makinde
FEC okays CBN intervention fund extension for GenCos
Unknown gunmen abduct two FRSC officers in Osun
Police arrest suspected illegal arms dealer in Ibadan
Man, 25, in court for allegedly stealing woman’s underwear
Court remands carpenter over alleged illegal arms possession
Internet users hits 115.9m in March ― NCC
Immunisation: Sokoto set for increased coverage as it achieves 59%
Study suggests avocados suppress hunger
Ondo Varsity shut down indefinitely ― Registrar
Harassment: Head teacher urges Lagos govt to protect schools


Govs Move Against NFIU’s Monitoring Of Joint Account
Voting Pattern Threatens Inauguration Of 9th Senate
FG Rakes In N393.7bn From VAT In 4 Months
NNPC To Inaugurate Largest LPG Storage In Benin
NDLEA Decries Incessant Violent Attacks On Officers
Saraki Congratulates Super Falcons On Victory
Huawei Declares Continue Support For Smartphones, Tablets
SNAP: Musician Naira Marley docked over alleged cyber crime
NNL : Kogi United Back On Top With Jigawa Golden Stars Win
Group To Ihedioha: Don’t Allow Rochas Collect Paris Club Refund
Game Of Thrones Finale Gets Mixed Response
Trump: War Would Mean ‘End Of Iran’
Gowon, Ahmad Caution On Financial Industry Integrity
‘Our Gas Intervention Impacting Nigeria’s Economy’
Stakeholders Task FG On Digital Switchover
FG To Move Manufacturing Industry From 10 To 20% Of GDP – Enelamah Niger Acquires Land For Dangote Rice Mill
We Won’t Allow External Forces Destroy ACOMORAN – National President
BUSINESS4 hours agoDangote Sugar’s Impressive Performance
Saraki Congratulates Super Falcons On Victory
AD, LP Accuse Sanwo-Olu Of Using Fake Voter Card
‘Ortom Fuelled Hatred In Benue’
2019 Polls: Facebook Leak Indicts FG, Exposes APC – PDP
Delta APC’s Endless Search For Peace
Atiku Not In Same Democratic League With Abiola, Ekwueme – BMO
PDP Vows To Retrieve Adeleke’s Mandate
Trump: War Would Mean ‘End Of Iran’
Dangote Sugar’s Impressive Performance
SEC: Dawn Of A New Era

The Guardian

National Assembly imposes restrictions on media
How Lagos downpour wreaked havoc, gridlock
Addressing rising cases of suicide among teenagers in Nigeria
Petrol may rise as Senate deletes equalisation fund from PIGB
Residents, students protest against deplorable Lagos-Badagry expressway
Nigeria’s GDP dips to two per cent in Q1 2019
Kano indigenes, groups seek resignation of new emirs
MTN listing has empowered Nigerians, says NCC
Judge remands Naira Marley in prison, adjourns case till May 30l
Pillars pick Super Six ticket as relegation battle goes to the wire
‘Poor grassroots culture bane of Nigerian football
EFCC set to probe ministry over IAAF’s ‘missing’ $135,000
From Rome to Paris Nadal holds the ace
Adesanya returns to New Zealand after ‘tour’ of Nigeria
HotSports wins Egypt 2019 AFCON marketing rights
Post–2019 election violence and unusual coup alarm by government
INEC withdraws certificates of return of Nwaoboshi, 24 others
Tinubu meets Buhari, urges elders to avoid inflammatory statements
Tribunal rejects Adelabu’s application to recount ballot papers
Editorial: Do we need more or better universities?
Regulator, stockbrokers differ on MTN free float share-listing
Teledensity falls 33% as operators mull higher tariff in ‘hostile’ regions
SEC declares ‘Loom Money’ illegal outfit
Shareholders fume over huge fines on banks in 2018
Inauguration fever catches Imo State
Nigeria: The power of unwavering unity
Revitalising contemporary Nigeria foreign policy
When do we embrace free press?
‘Regulations have force of law under Interpretation Act 1964’
Paternal family of the deceased has superior burial right under Tiv customary law
Expropriatory acquisitions and enforcement of judgment in Nigeria
Lawyers task universities on qualitative legal education


EFCC’s Investigating Okorocha, Others — Magu
Community Pharmacists Seek Govt Attention To Tackle Fake Drugs
Rivers Speakership: Will Ogoni, Opobo/Nkoro’s Agitation For Equity Count?
INEC Withdraws 25 Certificates-Of-Return
Edo Unity League Slams Okorocha Over Attacks On Oshiomhole
NDLEA Carpets Akeredolu Over Call For Legalisation Of Cannabis
NLC Attacks Ngige Over Threat To Proscribe NUPENG
Nigeria Loses N19.6bn As Oil Firms Flare 18bscf Of Gas
Scientists Tackle Climate Change Challenges In $100, 000 Nigeria Prize For Science
Oando, Access Bank, Others Raise Fund To Tackle Crisis In N-East
Daughters Of Jerusalem, I Weep For Emeka!
Oil Exploration: Give Peace A Chance, Delta Govt Urges Communities
N179.8m Fraud: PDP Chieftain, 2 INEC Officials Re-Arraigned
More Nigerians To Die By Suicide If…
Price Of Bonny Light Drops To $73.58 As OPEC Plans To Stabilise Market
Bidding The Military Early Bye-Bye (2)
FIRST QUARTER ’19: Insecurity, Election Slow Economic Growth To 2%
Telecom sector contribution to GDP now N2trn, attracts $1.73bn FDI — Minister
Why we’re confident of victory at tribunal – PDP
Electoral Fraud: FG slams 5-count charge against 2 INEC officials
FEC approves new 0.2% AU import levies
Security threat: Lai says no cause for alarm
Insecurity : Show more concern, commitment- CAN tells FG
BREAKING: FG unfolds details of 29 May, 12 June celebrations
Priests, herbalists, others move against killers, kidnappers, cultists, robbers in Benin Kingdom
Economic growth remains weak at 2% in Q1’19-Analysts forecast
Nigerian Guild of Editors rejects NASS guidelines for journalists
Buhari, Tinubu, Sultan meet in Saudi Arabia
NASS gagging of media absolute nonsense, Saraki’s Spokesperson
Super Eagles will never walk alone, says Supporters Club Chairman
U-17 AFCON: Eaglets coach hails sanctions on Guinea
Saraki lauds Super Falcon’s WAFU Cup victory
Nigeria goalkeepers look up to Ter Stegen — Rohr
I’m a 4-hours man; Daddy Showkey brags about his sexual prowess
Naira Marley risks seven years in jail if found guilty
With four beautiful daughters, we overcame male child mentality — Lancelot Imasuen
Community pharmacists seek Govt attention to tackle fake drugs
Relief for stuffy nose
Nigeria loses N19.6bn as oil firms flare 18bscf of gas
Counterfeit lubricant remains a national challenge – GM 11Plc
There has to be a national re-education plan – Mrs Ify Akerele
Chimamanda makes history as first African to speak at Yale’s Class Day
Ondo Varsity shut down indefinitely as students refuse to pay N200,000 fee

Daily Independent

Imo Hands Over General Hospitals To Security Agencies, Churches
FG Sacks FAAN MD, Appoints Yadudu
FG Raises Minimum Paid-Up Share Capital For Re/Insurance Coys To N56bn
FG Not Sincere Over Stolen Assets In U.S. — Transparency International
West Ham Chasing Chelsea’s Caballero
Tottenham Eye Jota
Serge Aurier Considers His Future
Harry Kane Set To Win Fitness Battle For Champions League Final
Giroud Closing In On New Chelsea Deal
West Ham Ready To Make Move For Chelsea Goalkeeper
Concerns As Massive Shake-Up Rocks NNPC
June 12: FG Issues Security Guarantees To World Leaders
Oil Sector Contraction Drags Nigeria’s GDP Down In Q1 2019
Tension In Kano As CSOs Ask New Emirs To Resign
2019 Elections: INEC Withdraws 25 Certificates Of Return
Afghan Government Battle Against Corruption Having Little Effect- UN
South Sudan To Close Embassies Over Economic Crisis
Italy’s Govt ‘Paralysed’ By Infighting, Key Cabinet Member Says
Why I Didn’t Challenge Outcome Of Presidential Election –Sani
TSA Saves Nigeria N45bn Monthly – FG
Juke Box
Kwara Utd Players, Officials Protest Unpaid Salaries, Barricade Ministry’s Entrance
I’ll Be Fit For AFCON’
Pillars Book Playoff Spot, As Tornadoes Join Yobe, Remo In Relegation
Okagbare Joins Tokyo 2020 Olympics Train
Solomon Ogbeide, Lobi Stars Coach, Dies


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