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

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

The Punch

PDP attacks Buhari as bandits invade Zamfara girls’ school, abduct five
Ebonyi/Benue boundary crisis: Gunmen behead peace panel members
Trader-Moni is vote-buying, lacks budgetary backing, Atiku replies Buhari
19 firms shut, 250,000 jobs threatened by WEMPCO crisis
Without Moremi, the Yoruba would never have survived – Ooni
Don’t ignore us, South-South APC group tells Sanwo-Olu
Eligibility suit: Appeal court hears Adeleke, PDP’s appeals May 8
Two die as masquerade festival turns bloody in Nasarawa
PUNCHman honours LASTMA’s invitation, identifies power-drunk officials
Four feared killed as herdsmen, farmers clash in Ogun
Fresh suit seeks reversal of APC’s zoning of NASS positions
Two govt workers rape 13-year-old in Abuja
Tiwa Savage quits Mavin Records, lands international recording deal
Gunmen storm government school, abduct caterers, children
Boroffice denies sponsoring governorship aspirant against Akeredolu
Ebonyi/Benue boundary crisis: Gunmen behead peace panel members
Talk is cheap: Popular beliefs that harm Nigeria
Warning signs of money scams you should know
Niger Delta youths give Wike seven days to reopen NDDC office
Court sentences 39-year-old man to death for kidnapping, murder
Mike Adenuga’s son, lover custody battle: Rights group accuses judge of bias
178 Reps-elect endorse Gbajabiamila for Speaker
‘Don’t force a failed leader on Nigerians’
Egbin laments gas shortage, wants to generate 1,320MW
132 firms bid for NNPC crude-for-product swap contracts
19 firms shut, 250,000 jobs threatened by WEMPCO crisis
Railways: You can’t slow us down, FG tells NRC board
FAAN shuts Gombe, Kebbi airports over N732m debts
Illness: Chukwu’s kinsmen laud Enugu govt, Otedeola
Xavi to retire after 21 years
Semenya runs in Doha amidst rage over new rules
UPDATED: Underdogs Frankfurt hold Chelsea 1-1 in Europa League semis
UPDATED: Lacazette, Aubameyang edge Arsenal towards Europa League final
Brazilian star Formiga extends PSG contract at age 41
Aisha Buhari canvasses digital reading aid for visually impaired
Children feast on books at maiden Akada Festival
Fiwasaye old girls celebrate school @ 60
Lagos technical colleges graduate 1,608 pupils
Ekiti retools technical colleges for technological growth
Game of Thrones star Sophie Turner, weds Joe Jonas
Don Jazzy sends farewell message to Tiwa Savage
Tiwa Savage signs deal with Universal Music Group
I am shameless – Tonto Dikeh
More effort required to end malaria – Bello-Tukur
Take care of your health, experts urge care providers
Understanding how car power inverters work
Crime: FG moves to secure Nigeria’s cyberspace
Software practitioners advocate supportive govt policies
Mastercard extends initiative to Nigerian, Kenyan fintechs
Editorial: Systemic rot in the health sector
Buhari’s cabinet: Beyond the guessing games
Undeserved knocks on Eighth National Assembly
Nigeria on landmines

The Nation

Why Anambra, Enugu, Kogi can’t be declared oil bearing states, by DPR
Suspects held in abduction of Buhari’s hometown head
132 firms bid to buy 14 cargoes of Nigerian crude monthly
Saudi releases another Nigerian
178 House members endorse Gbajabiamila
Alleged N2.5b fraud: NBC DG Kawu charged
Malabu Scandal: Documents show British executive received money from Etete
Saraki, Dogara, Tinubu and National Assembly Leadership
Chukwu’s elixir
Shiites’ unending protests
EFCC accuses businessman of stealing $59,220 erroneous transfer
Jonathan leads mission to monitor South Africa’s general election
Parties seek unbundling of INEC for efficiency
IPOB declares May 30 sit-at-home
PDP urges President to tackle insecurity
Police to stakeholders: obey rules of explosives or lose licence
2000 medical workers leaving Nigeria annually, says NMA
Forum to Sanwo-Olu: give us exco slots
We can defend our own, Ohaneze warns Wabba
$6.3m ‘fraud’: Absence of defendants stalls arraignment of bank MD, eight others
Obiano to monarchs: ensure peace in your communities
Kogi poll: Can Yahaya get second term
When will peace return to Rivers APC?
Katsina APC: The power of political structure
‘Bindow, aides entitled to severance benefits’
Troops block Boko Haram logistics and food supplies
Reps consider report on Sports Bill
Breaking: Arsenal vs Valencia line-ups
Salah’s stunning strike against Chelsea up for Premier League award
Messi hits out at Barcelona fans for ‘ugly’ Coutinho whistles
Stakeholders call for child labour elimination
FCMB, SystemSpecs unveil payroll solution
Oil workers to Buhari: end fuel importation
MBA Forex, partners plan investors summit in Lagos
‘Upping the export’
One dead, others injured in accident
Protest rocks Alausa over Supreme Court judgment on Agidingbi
‘Don’t impose traditional head on us’
Tension in Oworo as monarch, community trade words over land
Sales reps arraigned for N7.1m theft
Teenager rescued from suspected ritualists’ den
Group to fight church killing, kidnapping
Tinubu-Ojo instals Computer Village market leaders
‘Reckless’ driver hits LASTMA official into lagoon
NiMet predicts cloudy, rainy weather for Friday
Obaseki resumes, presides over exco meeting
Ripples over dead foetus at Babangida University
How to educate special needs children
Furniture shortage delays exam
Resume work, Provost urges striking workers
Books will remain forever, says Lantern Books boss
Rector to students: be studious
LASU to produce historic 57 First Class at 23rd convocation
Don Jazzy sends farewell message to Tiwa Savage
Actor, Yemi Shodimu, urges self improvements by artistes
Tiwa Savage signs deal with Universal Music Group
Ex Governor’s wife advises women on simple lifestyles for healthy living
Yemi Alade features Rick Ross on ‘Oh My Gosh’
Fake drugs policing is capital intensive, says NAFDAC D-G
Open defecation: A new campaign to the rescue
Effects of pelvic inflammatory disease on fertility
‘Over 400, 000 cases of malaria reported annually in Lagos’
Immunisation: Adamawa records 81 per cent
Marie Stopes donates family planning kits to Edo Govt
Vicious conduct belies desirable values
Editorial: Chukwu’s elixir
Shiites’ unending protests
Teenage pregnancy: Tackling social malaise through skills acquisition

ThisDay

Insecurity Worsens as Bandits Attack Zamfara School, Abduct Students, Teachers
178 Bipartisan Members-elect Endorse Gbajabiamila for Speaker
NERC, Discos Review Third-party Meter Rollout Next Week
FG: Nigeria’s Unemployment Rate Reaches 33.5% by 2020
OPEC Does Not Politicise Crude Oil, Says Barkindo
UK Backs Nigeria in Fight against Extremism
Senate Invites NPA, NIMASA, Others over Apapa Gridlock
LG Chairman Accuses Jukun Militias of Killing 200 Benue Residents
One Killed as Taraba Police Nab Two in Possession of Dead Bodies
IPC Commemorates World Press Freedom Day
Oyo APC Accuses Gov-elect of Being Haunted by Electoral Promises
Kukah Wants Nigeria to Manage Her Diversity
Nigerian Guild of Editors Calls for Protection of Journalists
Chevron Well Fire: Ondo Communities Caution Oil Firm against Extortionists
UN Seeks Women’s Greater Participation in Peace, Conflict Resolution
9th N’Assembly: Fresh Suit Seeks Reversal of APC’s Zoning of Leadership Positions
The 9th Senate: The Authority of a Party’s Voice
Workers’ Day in Buhari’s Change Era
NEXIM Bank Passes Vote of Confidence on Nnanna
FCMB, SystemSpecs Unveil Solution for SMEs
EcobankPay Partners Terra Kulture to Promote African Culture
Notore Records N4.6 Billion Operating Profit in Six Months
Aviation Workers Vow to Oppose Airports’ Concession
FG Urged to Harness $900bn Ocean-based Resources
NPFL: High-flying Rangers Tamed in Port Harcourt
Lacazette’s Double Gives Arsenal Edge, Chelsea Draw in Frankfurt
Okpekpe Organisers Retain MYLAPS Timing for May 25 Race
Zenith/Ikoyi Club Swimming Holds Saturday
Top Junior Players Evade Upset Bids to Book S’final Slots
Fans Urge Semenya Not to Quit Athletics
Klopp Gives up, Says I Don’t Know if Liverpool Can Play Better
Xavi to Retire at End of Season
Mass Exodus of Medical Workers to End Soon, FG Promises
Bethia Idoko: Constantly Pushing Boundaries
Sogal Art Auction Hits Lagos
RCCG Grooms Youth on Capacity Building
Mouka Devises New Way of Adding Comfort to Life
Paragon, Poised to Set a New Standard in Laundry Business
Hennessy Artistry Celebrates 10th Year in Nigeria
EDITORIAL: THE POWER SECTOR CHALLENGE

Daily Trust

Police confirm abduction of 5 persons at girls’ school in Zamfara
FRSC elevates 2 officers shot on duty
Benue varsity denies allegations of financial impropriety against VC
Don’t trade sex for marks, don advises varsity freshers
Refereeing not a profession, says FIFA referee
BREAKING: Aviation College plane crash-lands in Ilorin
Bandits kill 15, burn many houses at Katsina villages
Nigeria’s success really matters to UK — Foreign Secretary
How gunmen abducted Buhari’s in-law in Daura
May Day: Living standards at all-time low – Workers
Adeleke’s appeal: Incomplete service stall hearing in court
Edo gov’ship: Obaseki/Shaibu ticket non-negotiable — Group
Semenya to run in Doha as storm rages over new IAAF rules
Ochei: Winning Daily Trust President Cup is next Target
Dollar recovers after brief overnight slip
Investors’ interest soars as Nigeria gets $91bn investment in Q1 2018
12 international airlines now relocate to Abuja new terminal
Man, wife killed in auto crash at Sabon-Gari
Bamaga foundation takes malaria campaign to Abuja IDPs
Islamic youth league donates to UATH patients
WikiLeaks founder Assange to begin fight against U.S. extradition
FRANCE May Day: Police, demonstrators clash in Paris
SUDAN: AU gives Army new handover deadline
Editorial: Before our palm oil goes under
Labour frowns over unequal teacher – student ratio in Yobe
Bauchi promises to constitute committee on approved minimum wage
Edo to commence payment of minimum wage
Nigerian Agric coy woos smallholder farmers in Kenya
Benue varsity denies allegations of financial impropriety against VC
`Game of Thrones’ star, Sophie Turner, weds Joe Jonas
Tonto says ex Churchill “calm as a demon”
Don Jazzy sends farewell message to Tiwa Savage
Woman drags ex-husband, new wife to court for calling her prostitute
Ex-Enugu Governor Chime’s estranged wife demands custody of 10-year-old son

The Sun

Boko Haram insurgency has displaced 2m –UK
Press Freedom Day: I’ll not muzzle media –Buhari
Lagos landlords protest court ruling on Agidingbi land dispute
Day of rage in Zamfara
Police explain kidnap of Buhari’s village head
Reps okay full military action in Katsina
…Return and face security challenges, says PDP
Boko Haram insurgency has displaced 2m –UK
Press Freedom Day: I’ll not muzzle media –Buhari
Nigeria, UK mull Naira-denominated financial instruments
UN canvasses more women participation in peace building, conflict resolution
Gwandu district head dies at 76
Rabiyat Usman emerges 2019 LeaderCom winner
New pension centre seeks registration
Sokoto: No amount of lies, propaganda can deter us -Dingyadi
2023: INEC, CSOs suggest ways to better Nigeria’s electoral process
NASS leadership: Don’t marginalise South East -Udah
Insecurity: Blame politicians who arm militias, supporters -Tsav
FG moves to sanitise Atlantic Ocean
FG, capital market partnership’ll boost economic growth –Enelamah
Q1: Stanbic IBTC grosses N59bn in earnings
NNPC, Seplat to deliver 300m scf gas to boost local supply
We won’t encourage illicit funds in Capital Market –SEC
Omeruo yet to decide on Leganes future
NPFL: Rivers United tames high-flying Rangers in Port Harcourt
Spain midfielder, Xavi, to retire end of season
Semenya: Fans urge athlete not to quit
Victor Moses delighted to return to training
UNICEF cash transfer: What next?
Semenya to run in Doha as storm rages over new IAAF rules
Werder Bremen budgets €9m for Awaziem
Joshua slams boxing authorities
France 2019 Women’s World Cup: FIFA unleashes 15 VAR officials on Super Falcons,others
Rohr to hold talks with Mikel in London
…Battles Aigbogun for Villarreal’s Chukwueze
U.S. youth suicides up after Netflix show, cause unclear — study
Celebrities, friends pay tribute to Oscar nominee, John Singleton
John Singleton African-American movie director dies
Managing mid-life marital blues
PENCOM and uncertain future of the Nigerian worker
Power, works and housing: A vote for consolidation
Arya Stark as a metaphor
Their ‘Excellences’ Rt. Hon. Ignorance
Security: What the nation can learn from Anambra

Leadership

Speakership: Gbajabiamila Woos Lawmakers With Smart Phones
The ‘Landlords’ Of NASS: Longest Serving Lawmakers In The National Assembly
FG Expresses Concern Over Rising Unemployment
Don’t Assent To Burial Bill, Council Of Imam, Ulama Tells el-Rufai
3-Eyed Python Found In Australia’s Humpty Doo
Air Chief Applauds 2018 SSCE Best Student
Thai King Vajiralongkorn Marries ‘Bodyguard’
Dubai Places Heavy Fine, Jail For Staring At Women, Winking
Why Dr Ngige Can’t Treat That Headache
Arrest Of Strippers At Abuja Night Clubs
Time To Restructure The Nigeria Police
PMB Is The Rallying Point For APC – Birma
2019 General Elections Was Largely Peaceful – CG NSCDC
Intl Dance Day: France Promoting Cultural Exchange With Nigeria
As NGF Sets Agenda For Govs-elect Ahead May 29
Exporting Korea’s High Arts, Culture Abroad
Young Producer Beams Light On ‘Area Boys’ In New Documentary
New Movie Raises Awareness On Malaria
PMB Is The Rallying Point For APC – Birma
As NGF Sets Agenda For Govs-elect Ahead May 29
NAF Bridges Gaps Between Air To Ground Operations
NAF Championing Technology Revolution With Research, Devt Initiative
Nigerian Farmers To Obtain Advisory Services On Cassava Production Via Telephone
As Stakeholders Seek More Collaboration On Policies To Improve Export
Economic Impact Of Trending Force Majeure In Nigeria’s Oil, Gas Sector Ethiopian Airlines Wins Award At Abuja Transport Summit
Amaechi, Akpabio’s Reconciliation, Good For Niger Delta – APC Chieftain
I Have No Business With Suspension Of Assembly Members – Ortom
Sterling Stands Tall Before Bank Of England Rates Decision

Refereeing Not A Profession, Says FIFA Referee
8-Year-Old German Causes Upset At 13th CBN Junior Tennis Championship
EDITORIAL
CBN’s Clean Note Policy
Renaissance Of Africa’s Long-distance Business And The Aliko Dangote Story Arrest Of Strippers At Abuja Night Clubs Time To Restructure The Nigeria Police
What Is The Word Of Talaaq?
2019 General Elections Was Largely Peaceful – CG NSCDC
Glamour As ‘Solo Africa’ Theatre Performance Debuts In Abuja
Chidinma Unveiled As Molped Sanitary Brand Ambassador
Sheikh el-Zakzaky (H): On The Recent Development
Community Where Residents Still Scoop Drinking Water From Pond
Book Review: Nation Building Through Quality Education
Women, Children Become Bread Winners In Maiduguri IDP Camps
138,060 Entities Registered On Country Domain Platform – NITDA
Nigeria Can Change Building Collapse Story – Chinese Expert

The Guardian

Buhari under fire over insecurity
Experts differ on National Assembly’s increase of 2019 budget by N90b
Nigeria’s multifaceted poor records, losses, corruption
Nigeria saves N673b from refining oil abroad
Capital Hotels’ income for 2018 hits N6 billion
Army refutes killing of troops in Borno
Senate, DPR differ on Anambra, Enugu, Kogi oil-producing status
Stakeholders advocate working policies to reduce malnutrition
ILO seeks end to child labour
Woods to receive U.S.’ highest national honour on Monday
Lessons in post-retirement marketability
South Africa-based Badmus aims for the skies
Stakeholders wait on Senate as House passes Sports Commission bill
Ekpenyong, Moses lead top seeds to CBN Junior Tennis semifinals
Athletes lament experience at London marathon
Security yields to banditry as government remains aloof
How not to play ‘God’ in service to the people
Fun Spots To Explore In Lagos This Weekend
Exodus of talents plagues the Nigerian music industry
Lessons in post-retirement marketability

Editorial
Adieu! David Akpode Ejoor (1932-2019)
On our working class
Why Nigeria must increase funding to the agricultural sector
Imo: Will Ihedioha be different?
Atiku, the Nigerian of our dreams
Nigeria offers 43 licences for large, modular refineries
Aviation authorities shut Gombe, Kebbi airports over N811 million debt
Trump’s sanctions block over 1.9mbpd against 1.2mdpd target
Nigeria, UK explore Naira-denominated instruments

Vanguard

Hold Obasanjo Responsible For Constitutional Loopholes – Falana
1979 Constitution: How Nigeria Missed The Mark – Minority Report
Anambra, Enugu, Kogi Can’t Be Declared Oil Producing States Now- DPR
Infinity-Motul Trains Technicians, Customers On Use Of Oil
Factors Shaping The Battle For Seventh Assembly In Abia
National War Museum Umuahia
Poor Workers, Weary Unions In May Day Lamentations
After Zamfara Mining Ban, What Next?
Osinbajo And The Burden Of Leadership
FG Reassures Operators In Tourism, Transport Sectors
RIVERS: Eze, Abe Bicker Over How To Save APC
What May 1 Mean To Ford Motor Company
Catch Them Young: TNL Tips Nigerian Child To Win Totoya Dream Car Contest
Sudan’s Bashir To Face Questioning Over ‘Financing Terror’
Land Rover Defender Stages Comeback
House Leadership: 178 Reps -Elect Endorse Gbajabiamila
Obaseki Resumes, Presides Over EXCO, Meets With Core Team
Bandits kidnap six at Zamfara Girls’ School as Reps invite Buhari
Boko Haram: Ask us for support and you’ll get, UK tells Nigeria
NSITF: Ohanaeze condemns Wabba’s attacks on Ngige
Police give details of those kidnapped by armed bandits in Zamfara
PDP to Buhari: End your private trip, come back, face security challenges
APC peopled by hypocrites, Atiku chides ruling party over Cameroonian citizenship claim
1979 Constitution: How Nigeria missed the mark – Minority Report
Factors shaping the battle for seventh Assembly in Abia
Osinbajo suspends FEC meeting to receive Rights group
World Press Freedom Day : Media won’t be muzzled under my watch – Buhari
Emery cautious as Lacazette, Aubameyang edge Arsenal towards Europa League final
Eintracht vs Chelsea: Sarri defends benching Hazard in Europa League stalemate
Reps consider report on Sports Bill
Kenyan 800m runner Wambui slams Semenya testosterone ruling
Vertonghen: Pochettino open to change in football concussion rules
How I discovered Funke Akindele – Jim Omaraye
Please promise me our relationship will never change, Tiwa Savage begs Don Jazzy
Your jersey as the `First Lady of Mavin’ will forever be yours, Don Jazzy tells Tiwa Savage
MC Galaxy releases new visuals for ‘Aliona’ featuring BBNaija’s Anto
Tiwa Savage leaves Mavin Records, gets glowing tribute
Computer village: Olasoji, Azeez installed as Babaloja, Iyaloja
After 36 years: LASU produces highest number of first class at 23rd Convocation
Protest rocks Alausa over Supreme Court verdict on Agidingbi Community
Software Practitioners advocate inclusive IT ecosystem
Crawford University students march against malaria

Bandits abduct teachers, students in Zamfara school

JUST IN: Teachers, students ‘abducted’ as bandits attack Zamfara school

Chinedu Asadu

Suspected bandits have reportedly attacked a school in Zamfara state, kidnapping some teachers and students in the process.

BBC Hausa is reporting that the bandits struck at the Government Girls Secondary School, Moriki, in Zurü local government area, on Wednesday night, and opened fire immediately.

They were said to have killed one man and abducted two teachers and four nursing students.

A resident was quoted as saying the gunmen were unable to get to where the students were sleeping.

The incident, according to the report, happened while residents were watching the UEFA Champions league match between Liverpool and Barcelona.

TheCable could not immediately reach the police or community leaders for comment over the incident.

Zamfara has been under continued attack by bandits in the past few years.

But the attacks have heightened in 2019 despite efforts by the security agencies to address the situation.

More to follow…

We are dying of hunger, retired Lagos teachers lame

We are dying of hunger, say retired Lagos teachers

Samson Folarin

Some retired workers from the Lagos State Ministry of Education have lamented the delay in the payment of their pensions.

The former teachers said more than two years after retirement, they had yet to receive any communication from the government over their entitlements.

They said while some of their colleagues had died without getting any payment, others were sick and lacked adequate medical care.

The retirees spoke on condition of anonymity, saying they were afraid of intimidation.

A former primary school head teacher said all required documents for the processing and payment had been submitted.

She said, “I was a headteacher in a primary school before I retired in 2017. Till now, I have not received anything. All the documents they asked us to submit preparatory to our retirement were submitted. We were told that they had paid up till 2015. When will it get to us? Is it when we die and cannot eat the fruit of our labour? ”

Another retiree lamented that some pensioners lacked funds for basic necessities and had turned beggars.

“I also left service in 2017. Things are tough for many of us. For me, I have children who meet some of my needs. But what do we do about those who don’t have anything to rely on? Some have died of hunger, while many cannot even raise money to buy drugs.

“I served for 35 years. You can imagine someone who was getting paid for those years and for over two years has not received anything. How will such a person cope?” she said.

Another retiree, who also left service in 2017, said she hoped she would receive her entitlements while alive.

She lamented that life had been difficult for her family.

A former principal, who retired in 2015, however, told our correspondent that she received her pension entitlements in 2018.

She said retirees in her group embarked on “marathon prayers and fasting” before they got their payment “early.”

The sexagenarian said, “Those of us who retired in 2015 had to ask for divine intervention. It was sometime in 2018 that I got paid.

“The explanation our Pension Fund Administrators gave us was that our money was with the Lagos State Government. Our contributory pensions were remitted to our PFAs after April 2007. But the PFAs will not start paying when you retire until the government credits their accounts with their own part of the payment.

“Whenever we asked the government what was happening, they told us to wait for our bond. It was the day that Lagos State called us to come for our bond that we knew we were close to collecting our money.

“When they give you the bond certificate, you will submit it to your PFA, which will then add the value of the bond to the contributory pension. The result will be forwarded to the National Pensions Commission for processing.

“Based on a template, they will tell you the amount you can collect as a lump sum. That amount would be paid with the accumulated pensions from the date of your retirement. After that, you will start collecting the monthly pension.”

PUNCH Metro gathered that the hardship being suffered by retirees in Lagos made the group form the Lagos State Association of Retirees and PFA Pensioners.

During a meeting with the House of Assembly Committee on Establishment, Training, Pension and Public Service on Wednesday, April 17, 2019, the Chairman of the group, Michael Omisande, lamented that retirees were going through tough times.

“…those who retired from 2016 till date have yet to receive a penny for the past three years. It is very pathetic for retirees not to collect anything and there is no medical treatment for them for those three or four years. This act has resulted in making retirees beggars, sick, homeless, debtors and useless in their communities. Many of us have died as a result of the delay in payment.

“We met with the government delegation led by the Head of Service on February 11, 2019, where we tabled our grievances. At that meeting, we suggested to the government to find funds at all cost to pay, with or without bailout as we know that Lagos State is richer than 33 states put together in the federation. We are also the richest in terms of IGR. Treatment of retirees in Lagos State should be used as a parameter for others in the federation. We should be seen living a healthy life.

“At the February meeting, we advised the government to pay within two months; the two months have expired while they have yet to pay 2016 retirees. As senior citizens who laboured to build the state to this level, we do not want to be pushed to the wall, as a hungry man is an angry man. As a matter of urgency, we need our money; we are dying,” he said.

According to Omisande, the group had observed that for the government to pay 2016 retirees only, it needed N15bn.

He added that at the rate of N1bn per month which the state currently pays retirees in the state, it would take 15 months to complete the payment for 2016 retirees alone.

“It is a very wrong approach. In the area of health, the government has neglected retirees totally. We appreciate the free medical policy made for retirees, but it is on paper alone. It is not working at all as there are no drugs and medical personnel are not being monitored,” he added.

Omisande urged the Assembly to increase the budgetary allocation to the Lagos State Pension Commission to enable the directorate to pay backlog of entitlements.

The President of the Nigeria Union of Pensioners, Bunmi Ogunkolade, appealed to the state government to pay the entitlements as a matter of urgency.

The state Commissioner for Information and Strategy, Mr Kehinde Bamigbetan, asked the retirees to be patient.

“The payment of 2016 retirees is ongoing now. Payment of 2017 retirees will commence once it is concluded. Those who joined the government after 2007 when the Contributory Pension Scheme began, are paid a month after retirement. This is because the state fully funds its contribution to the scheme. Other pre-2007 pension schemes are being paid in arrears. Let me assure you that the 2017 batch will be treated very soon,” he said in a text message.

Credit: The Punch

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

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

Compiled by Demola Adefajo

The Punch

Buhari can order army to produce his certificates if they exist – Atiku
INEC can’t withhold my certificate of return –Okorocha
I’ll pay workers’ N20.2bn deductions, salaries before May 29 –Amosun
Governors fuel insecurity to raise security votes – Magu
I can choose anybody to head computer village market – Tinubu-Ojo
Stop jailing people for petty offences, PRAWA tells Lagos, others
Weak economy, low IGR may hinder minimum wage implementation – Govs
Kidnapping as the new Boko Haram
Security nightmare in 95.7 million invalid SIMs
The common sense in Murray-Bruce’s electric car bill
Oyo communities punishing families that shun genital mutilation, NGO laments
Public servant arraigned over absence of fraud suspects
Delayed budget won’t affect projects –Presidency
What does Nigeria do for its citizens?
District head of Daura kidnapped
Bandits kidnapped 30 in Saturday attack – Zamfara emir
Public servant arraigned over absence of fraud suspects
Community accuses security agents of aiding illegal bunkering
We are dying of hunger, say retired Lagos teachers
Protest in FUTA as hit-and-run driver kills student
Navy arrests 14 smugglers of rice, PMS
Kidnapped Shell workers regain freedom
Businessman laments loss of nylon factory to fire
Protest in FUTA as reckless driver kills student
Ekiti APC suspends Oni for alleged anti-party activities
Certificate of return: Group flays APC leaders over comment on Okorocha
South-West govs, govs-elect, Reps endorse Gbajabiamila for Speaker
Nigeria, others raise over $17bn from bonds, says World Bank
20 Nigerian oil cargoes remain unsold despite price cut
Banks paid N8.51bn as IT levy in 2018
We’ll resist plans to cause dispute in TCN —Workers
UN backs AfDB’s $10bn power initiative
BVN: Necessary for banking transactions
I am shameless – Tonto Dikeh
Yemi Alade, Rick Ross release colourful visuals for ‘Oh my Gosh’ remix
‘Avengers’ finale shatters records with $1.2bn debut
‘Boyz n the Hood’ director John Singleton to be taken off life support
Avengers: Endgame beats box office records with $1.2bn debut
Gani Adams slams Olugbo of Ugbo for installing ‘fake obas’
Editorial: Security nightmare in 95.7 million invalid SIMs
Kidnapping as the new Boko Haram
On the ‘lie-gend’ of Buratai

The Nation

Buhari’s in-law kidnapped in Daura
Fate of DisCos shaky as govt plans other options
Operators: we’re watching
El-Rufai, Fayemi in race to succeed Governors Forum Chairman Yari
How Buhari, Dabiri saved Zainab
Fed Govt thrilled by Zainab Aliyu’s release
Victory for wives of slain Ogoni leaders as Dutch court rules against Shell
Southwest governors, governors-elect rally lawmakers for Gbajabiamila 1
JAMB urges candidates to guard registration details, profile code
PDP, Atiku to tribunal: Buhari lied about academic credentials
‘N23b severance package for National Assembly lawmakers ridiculous’
Fasanmi, Olukotun, Igbokwe carpet National Assembly
Governors approve payment of minimum wage
Govt prepares staff to take over Abuja Lightrail from Chinese
Magu: I’m pained by values degeneration among youths
Kidnapped NEMA officials released
APC suspends Oni over alleged anti-party activities
Don’t ignore warning on possible recession, Utomi tells Nigerians
Ondo LCDAs panel gets 94 memoranda, two reactions
Obaseki dismisses rift with Oshiomhole
Bayelsa poll: Who succeeds Dickson?
Can Ndoma-Egba regain seat?
Kwara: Lessons of power shift
FG expresses delight over Zainab Aliyu’s release
Women protest illegal detention of nursing mother, 9-month old baby
Amosun clears deductions, April salary with N20.2bn payment
UPDATED: Barcelona beat Liverpool 3-0 in first leg of UCL Semi-final
Money man Ratcliffe re-affirms interest in Chelsea takeover
Porto goalkeeper Casillas suffers heart attack
Ronaldo buys one-off Bugatti La Voiture Noire for €11million
Olympic champion Semenya loses appeal against testosterone rules
Liverpool CEO urges calm after arrest of six fans
Much ado about Third Mainland Bridge
OPTS: inadequate infrastructure, others hindering gas production
Firm eyes 100,000bpd, 500mmscf/d gas production
NIS backs law on building collapse
ExxonMobil to battle malaria with $5.7m
‘Why oil sector is prone to manipulation’
Guard killed in Ijanikin cult war
Family gives landlords seven days to perfect titles
Nigerians, Cameroonians arrested for allegedly smuggling petrol
Safety Corps official held for assaulting kids
Women protest alleged detention of nursing mum, baby
Dealer jailed for N19.8m car fraud
Hypnotised maid gets three-year community service sentence
Ganduje lauds FG over release of Zainab Aliyu
Outrage as students discover foetus at hostel
Kebbi State students exco suspended over corruption
Ogun Assembly urges TASCE workers to maintain peace
‘Regular exercise helps fight chronic diseases’
UNN alumni to construct ‘Legacy Building’
Ex Governor’s wife advises women on simple lifestyles for healthy living
Yemi Alade features Rick Ross on ‘Oh My Gosh’
‘The Delivery Boy’ for cinemas May 24, trends on Twitter
Georgina Onuoha at loggerheads with follower
O’Skool features Marvelous Benji in ‘Grace’
Ramadan 2019…organic coffee enema detoxification
New elements of political lexicology

ThisDay

Kidnappers Attack Daura, Abduct District Head, Umar
South-west Govs, Members-elect Endorse Gbajabiamila
Power Sector Remains Challenged, Says Osinbajo
Delta, Oyo, 15 Others Set to Pay New Minimum Wage
IG Redeploys Kaduna CP, Others over Insecurity
Power Sector Remains Challenged, Says Osinbajo
Shell: Dutch Court Assumes Jurisdiction in Ogoni Widows’ Suit
Report: Nigeria’s Rising Population a Ticking Time Bomb
UK Warns against IS Attacks on Nigeria
Jonathan Leads Observers to Monitor South Africa’s Elections
Nigeria Living on Borrowed Time, Says Adeniyi
Ngige Explains Absence at Worker’s May Day Rally
Ekiti APC Suspends Segun Oni
APC Vows to Take over Anambra in 2021
Nigeria, UK to Explore Naira-denominated Financial Instruments
Adeleke’s Classmates Back Him over Certificate Saga
INEC Lacks Power to Reverse My Election Victory, Okorocha Insists
‘Politicians Exploit Division in Different Ethnic, Religious Groups to Perpetuate Dominance’
‘Collaboration, Investment Will Drive AI Technology in Africa’
FG to Deepen Tech Innovation in Tertiary Institutions
NCC Advocates Unifying Mechanism for Telcos, Stakeholders
CBN to Establish Collateral Management Regime to Regulate Fintech
‘Nigeria Progressing in Software Development’
Customers Commend Vodacom
Rohr Not Certain Mikel Will Make Eagles’ AFCON 2019 Squad
NFF Lists Zimbabwe, Senegal friendlies for Eagles
La Liga Eaglets Thrill NFF
Ibrahim, Ekpeyong Survive Decisive Encounters
Messi Scores Twice as Barcelona Dim Liverpool’s Hope
Amuneke Lists 15-year-old in Tanzania’s 39-man Squad
Chelsea: Eintracht Frankfurt’s Toughest Opponent
HiFL 2019: PACE Signs Five-Year Sponsorship Deal With Stanbic IBTC
Improving Welfare of Health Workers in Nigeria
Tele-medicine Will Aid Universal Health Coverage, Says Chibundu
Health Minister Makes Case for Patient Safety Commission
Ikeja Electric Takes Kick-Out Malaria Campaign to Lagos Community
OAUTHC Performs 70 Open Heart Surgeries in Two Years
Firm Kicks-off Free Basic First Aid, CPR Training
Pioneering Transformation in Edo
EDITORIAL: THE MENACE OF SNAKE BITES

Daily Trust

murders, kidnappings in thousands
How gunmen abducted Buhari’s in-law in Daura
May Day: Living standards at all-time low – Workers
Pensioners urge ministry to register association
Aviation unions threaten showdown over promotion
Messi scores 600th goal as Barcelona thrash Liverpool
BREAKING: District head of Daura, Musa Umar kidnapped
Nigerian scientist develops 1st global AI platform for language translation
Votes from ‘Atiku’s server’ excludes other parties
Edo gov’ship: Obaseki/Shaibu ticket non-negotiable — Group
Let our votes count, Kogi labour tells INEC
Ochei: Winning Daily Trust President Cup is next Target
Oseni Ahmed: Those who don’t know me will think I am impossible
Gonji says he has no regrets
Investors’ interest soars as Nigeria gets $91bn investment in Q1 2019
12 international airlines now relocate to Abuja new terminal
FSDH group posts N5.5bn profits
Man, wife killed in auto crash at Sabon-Gari
Bamaga foundation takes malaria campaign to Abuja IDPs
Islamic youth league donates to UATH patients
El Rufai’s ‘abrogation’ of indigene-settler dichotomy in Kaduna is right step in wrong direction
Search for Reps leadership: Reality and the myth
With Prof. Bogoro, TETFUND is working again
FRANCE May Day: Police, demonstrators clash in Paris
SUDAN: AU gives Army new handover deadline
JAPAN: Emperor Naruhito to be symbol of unity
3 nabbed for alleged kidnap, murder of BDC operators
Suspected cultist arrested with gun at funeral
Police extortion on highways is robbery – CP
Editorial: Before our palm oil goes under
Osinbajo joins workers on May Day
Why Nigeria not among top banana exporting countries
Dangote changes strategy on rice, sugarcane, delves into dairy farming
Local farmers will find it difficult to embrace hydroponic farming
Pupils write entrance exam at Government Secondary School, Wuse II, Abuja, on Saturday.
Council releases entrance exam results today
Edo varsity acquires first rate facilities, staff
Hajj calendar sacrosanct, CSO replies Oyo Gov-elect

Tribune

Buhari wades into legislative crisis in Guinea Bissau
JUST IN: Head of Buhari’s Daura district kidnapped
Speaker: Fayemi, Akeredolu, Sanwo-Olu, other S/W APC govs rally…
BREAKING: Oyo PDP chairman loses wife
Cross River workers protest early salary payment
Workers Day: Bayelsa labour demands payment of gratuity, death benefits
Are Drug barons turning Nigerian airports to battleground?
May day: Obiano assures of more commitment to worker’s welfare
Nasarawa govt boycotts Workers’ Day celebration, seals proposed venue
Chinese taking over seafaring jobs in Nigeria, labour raises alarm
South Korea ready for more partnership on Africa’s economic growth
Aisha Buhari’s Adamawa town hall meeting and matters arising
Lalong and vexed ministerial slot on the Plateau
As stakeholders kick-start zoning debate in Anambra
Buhari canvasses for prudence in management of varsity resources

The Sun

May Day: Kogi workers give Bello condition for support
Workers’ Day: Kano abolishes HND, BSc dichotomy
…Jigawa, Kebbi, Plateau to pay new minimum wage
May Day: Wike reassures Rivers workers of N30,000 minimum wage
Magu accuses govs of inflating security votes
Power privatisation: FG to review agreement as five-year duration elapses
Anambra makes genotype test compulsory before marriage
Minimum wage: Reasonable remuneration for workers, church tells govt
… Don’t celebrate yet, don warns NLC
ABUAD, Ivorien varsity sign pact
Why we want to create LCDAs – Ondo govt
May Day: Nigerians urge FG to fix economy
2023: INEC, CSOs suggest ways to better Nigeria’s electoral process
NASS leadership: Don’t marginalise South East -Udah
Insecurity: Blame politicians who arm militias, supporters -Tsav
APC suspends Oni for alleged anti-party conduct
INEC lacks power to reverse my election –Okorocha
ACCI woos SMEs to seek redress via ADR
Alleged account manipulation: Firm sues First Bank, FIRS, demands N25bn in damages
Auto- Marine stakeholders move to revive sector
N250bn saved from IPPIS implementation, says HoS
IMF urges Nigeria to tame inflation, grow revenue to stimulate growth
La Liga Eaglets thrill NFF
Pogba to accept Real pay cut
Ronaldo buys world’s most expensive car
Dalung tips Nigerian wrestlers for 2020 Olympic success
Iker Casillas in stable condition after heart attack
Semenya slams IAAF after losing landmark case
Spanish football expert says… Chukwueze can be great like Messi
Britain’s richest man wants to buy Chelsea
AFCON 2019: Eagles to play Zimbabwe, Senegal in friendlies
Rohr: Uzoho not Super Eagles first choice for now
FIFA U-17 World Cup: Eaglets must be clinical in attack —Adepoju
… Manu Garba to invite Omidiji Jnr to camp
Emeka Offor and the war against river blindness
Governance and the governed
INEC’s troubled server
African professors and the undoing of the Nigerian mind
Has Buratai performed?
The Nigerian mayor in London
NERDC partners Google, PPDC on online safety courses in schools

Leadership

May Day: Workers Demand Quick Revamp Of Economy
FAAN Shuts Gombe, Kebbi Airports Over Debt
‘Sam Nda-Isaiah, A Detribalised Nigerian’ Evil Stepmother Sentenced To Death For Starving 10-year-old Girl To Death Before Burning Body
May Day: Kano Govt. Abolishes HND, Bsc Dichotomy
Workers’ Day: Obaseki Lauds Edo Workers’ Dedication, Dexterity
Not In Atiku Abubakar’s Character
Gunmen Kidnap District Head Of Daura, Musa Umar
The UN And Campaigns Against Nigeria And Africa
Gov Umahi Orders Arrest Of Factional NLC Chairman
Katsina Leads In Payment Of Pension, Gratuity –Gov Masari
Guinea Bissau Crisis May End Soon As ECOWAS Intervenes
Don’t Insert New Names In Payroll, Gov Yari Urges Workers
Factional Pension Union Seeks Government Registration
Zamfara: NAF Did Not Ignore Distress Call On Bandits’ Attack – Official
INEC Lacks Power To Reverse My Election – Okorocha
Dangote’s ABU Hostel Largest Donation – FG
EDITORIAL: Cross River State And A Superhighway Project
Gov Umahi Orders Arrest Of Factional NLC Chairman
Katsina Leads In Payment Of Pension, Gratuity –Gov Masari
Guinea Bissau Crisis May End Soon As ECOWAS Intervenes
NLNG: Huge Tax Remittances And NIMASA’s Blockade
NSIA: Reviving Economy Via Funding, Infrastructure Building
Stocks Market Investors Lost N714bn In April
Insurers Should Always Anticipate Changes – Omo
INEC Lacks Power To Reverse My Election – Okorocha
Speakership: Southwest Govs Rally Support For Gbajabiamila
Gunmen Abduct Daura Traditional Ruler
Why Taraba Should Produce Next APC National Secretary – Mustapha
Dons Task Falcons, Eaglets On Patriotism
Glitz, Glamour At Second Edition of African Fashion for Peace
TETFUND Is Working Again
Imoukhuede: 98th Post-humous Birthday For A Top Civil Servant
The Road To Jerusalem
Great Benin Kingdom And British Colonialists
The UN And Campaigns Against Nigeria And Africa
Factional Pension Union Seeks Government Registration
Zamfara: NAF Did Not Ignore Distress Call On Bandits’ Attack – Official
Dangote’s ABU Hostel Largest
Govs Promoting Insecurity To Inflate Security Vote – Magu
Police Redeploy Kaduna CP, 5 Others
Army Slams Presidential C’ttee Over Terrorists’ Earning Claim
NJC Has Lost Credibility– Ogebe
‘The Law Is Trite That A Document Speaks For Itself’

The Guardian

How we suffer under our state governments, by workers
Northern CAN demands Zainab Aliyu’s treatment for Leah Sharibu
Messi-inspired Barcelona hit wasteful Liverpool 3-0
Mass evacuations as monster cyclone targets India
Gunmen kidnap Buhari’s ADC father-in-law in Daura
Secrecy continues on Buhari’s London trip as Aso Rock clinic gulps N5b in four years
Russia expects Nigerians to apply for scholarship, says attaché
Groups cry out over market leader’s harassment
Women protest against illegal detention of nursing mother, nine-month old baby
Funfest as Bundesliga Legends Tour ends in Lagos
Iker Casillas in stable condition after heart attack
Eagles to play Zimbabwe, Senegal in pre-Egypt 2019 AFCON friendlies
Don’t weep for Caster Semenya, says Porbeni
Nigeria to battle Tunisia, Morocco, Kenya, others for Rugby Sevens ticket
RedBull brings ‘Wings for Life World Run’ charity to Lagos
The cabinet Buhari must constitute to drive growth
6 Ways Social Media Is Affecting Your Mental Health
Toke Makinwa Reveals She Gets Paid To Attend Most Events
Simi Parts Ways With X3M Music Record Label
Prenatal fitness: Four reasons to work out during pregnancy
Editorial: The persistent herders’ attacks
Preventing Nigeria from becoming a “failed nation” – Part 4
Restructuring the Nigerian Senate
FUTO 4: Drug abuse and Nigerian youth
27 years in the hangman’s noose
CSCS shareholders approve N3.5b total dividend for 2018
IIM Africa to assist regulatory bodies develop framework on info governance
Underwriter settles policyholders with N12m surplus
SEC urges beneficiaries to inherit deceased unclaimed dividend
ABUAD partners foreign varsities on exchange of academic programmes, admissions
‘We train our students to excel in learning, character’
Corona College matriculates 82 students
Dress code and search for moral sanity on campuses
Understanding lassa fever
Fresh concerns over chemicals for ripening fruits, softening foods
Poor quality control contributing to rise in malaria cases
Coca-Cola donates hospital equipment to FMC Ebute-Metta

Vanguard

As Buhari Assents To Engineers Registration Act 2019
Governors Promote Insecurity To Inflate Security Vote – Magu
Umahi Agrees To Pay N30,000 New National Minimum Wage
Crawford University Students March Against Malaria
NAFDAC Aims To Reduce Fake Drugs In Circulation To Zero — ADEYEYE
Computer Village: Two Injured As Hoodlums Attack Traders, Landlords
Bandits Invade Two Katsina Villages, Kill 17, Destroy Houses, Cart Away Livestocks
When Judges Turn Kingmakers
Banks, Pharma Distributors, Others To Win Big At NHEA 2019
Common Entrance: Parents, NECO At Loggerhead
2023 Election: UN Women Partners WIMBIZ, Women Leaders, Others To Increase Women Representation In Nigerian Politics
Why Admission Seekers Prefer FCFMT — Provost
Side Attraction Jeans Hacks
Strategic Partnerships Crucial To Oando Foundation — Adegoke
Stakeholders Call For Intensive Campaign On Hepatitis B As It Affects Pregnant Women, Babies
As Kaycee Madu Makes History In Alberta, Canada
How Reading A Book Monthly Can Build Children Reading Culture – Lawal-Solarin
Labour to FG : Fight unemployment, insecurity, debt burden
N30,000 new minimum wage to be fully implemented ― Buhari
Igbo, Hausas, Yorubas, others don’t hate each other – Lauretta Onochie
Certificate of return: INEC setting bad precedent ― Okorocha
Buhari reshuffles staff ahead of second term inauguration
UTME results: JAMB server did not crash ― Spokesman
Probe Mohammed Ali over his involvement in Boko Haram’s welfare ― Army
APC axes Oni over anti party activities
Cristiano Ronaldo buys world’s most-expensive car ever for over £9million
Arrest me, I still won’t recognise Buhari’s victory ― Adebanjo
What is Atiku’s real motive with alternative facts? ― SKC Ogbonnia
Wole Soyinka’s hardtalk
BAUCHI: Chris Uche leads Bala Mohammed’s legal team
Saraki, others get N23.678n as severance package in 2019 budget
Delta APC faction commends Buhari, Ngige over Isire, Kokori appointments
It would have been better to win Liverpool 4-0 than 3-0 – Messi
Jurgen Klopp could only smile after Messi’s curling shot
Barcelona v Liverpool: Messi, Barca’s incomparable striker
Can we concentrate on Messi? – Liverpool
Messi puts Barcelona in touching distance
Fuji Lord, K1, opens bakery, coffee shop in Lagos
Ooni’s cultural ambassador advocates unity among women
Yemi Alade, Rick Ross release colourful visuals for ‘Oh my Gosh’ remix
Davido calls Chioma “wifey” on her birthday
CBN disagrees with NGF over 2020 recession
Notorious blackmailer nabbed over fake video clips
How OTT conversation raised national security consciousness
Crawford University students march against malaria

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

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

Compiled by Demola Adefajo

The Punch

NAF ignored distress call when bandits attacked my domain – Zamfara emir
Why I set my girlfriend’s family ablaze – Jilted lover
Makinde writes Ajimobi, accuses his appointees of reckless actions
1,071 killed, 685 kidnapped in first quarter of 2019 – IG
Prepare for revolution, Archbishop tells Nigerians
Doctor remanded for corps member’s death in Nasarawa
Kidnappers kill two bureau de change operators after collecting N1.6m
Why I set my girlfriend’s family ablaze – Jilted lover
Makinde writes Ajimobi, accuses his appointees of reckless actions
$9.5m FIFA grant: Court demands charge against Pinnick
UNIPORT 100-level student allegedly commits suicide
Cleric, two others nabbed for kidnapping
MDAs’ accounts: FG panel recovers N40m from bank
Boko Haram kills 26, razes houses in Adamawa attack
NASS passes N8.916tn budget, earmarks N23.7bn for lawmakers’ gratuities, allowances
Investors lose N713bn in April as stock market tumbles
MLS should punish Ibrahimovic — Onuoha
Three killed, houses burnt in Ebonyi cult clash
Abia CP raises the alarm over cops’ involvement in crime
Hemp dealer to die by hanging for killing policeman
Police arrest man for defiling minor
Oyo APC denies influence on Buhari’s cabinet
South-East lobbying for NASS positions, says Rep-elect
Certificate of return: Group flays APC leaders over comment on Okorocha
Oyo Assembly nullifies sacking of Irepo LG bosses
INEC frustrating inspection of electoral materials in Akwa Ibom —APC
FAAN relocates 14 airlines, to rehabilitate old Abuja airport terminal
Transcorp consortium wins bid for Afam Power Plc
FG to release new gas pricing template May 29
CBN forecasts 3% GDP growth, to mop up mutilated banknotes
Ruiz Jr set to face Joshua in New York
NFF hands Okocha, Kanu, Babangida AFCON roles
FA Cup: MFM, Tornadoes crash as big names maintain dominance
UPDATED: Ajax defeat Spurs, close in on Champions League final
Editorial: Cheerless valediction for Eighth National Assembly
Alternative to Chinese loans
As Nigeria is set for new political leaders
For want of payment of EEG rebate
The President and a public servant’s right to privacy

The Nation

Controversy over Bayelsa Pension Bill
N8.9tr budget: Lawmakers plan N23.7b severance pay
Saudi releases Nigerian girl Zainab
CBN faults governors’ alarm on recession
EFCC gets app to detect stolen funds
Police partner telecoms firms to curb kidnapping
Ondo police parade suspected arsonist over death of wife, family
Ngige to workers: Buhari’ll bequeath buoyant economy
Zamfara: The gold ‘armada’
An education
Ondo police parade suspected arsonist over death of wife, family
Ngige to workers: Buhari’ll bequeath buoyant economy
Boko Haram invades Adamawa village, kills 26
Oyo Security Trust Fund hands over 10 vans, firefighting equipment, others
Three suspected kidnappers paraded in Osun
Three held for kidnap, murder of bureau de change operators
We’ve no candidate for ministerial slot, says Oyo APC
NGF bars reporters from covering induction for governors
Fashola: Nigeria doesn’t have 20m housing deficit
Reps panel reconsiders arrest of RMAFC boss, others
Oyo Assembly nullifies council bosses’ sack
Command nabs suspected robbers
LASIEC presents certificate of return to councillor-elect
Ekiti APC ward leaders give Oni ultimatum to defend allegations
Wike wins NMA merit award
Kogi poll: Odds against Bello
Kogi governorship race: Youths donate N2m for Bello’s re-election
Senate to probe appointment of new NYSC DG
Ex-Gov Oni faces suspension from APC
Van de Beek gives Ajax edge over Tottenham in Champions League semi-final
Okocha counts blessings celebrates daughter Danniie
No Excuse Not to be Like Messi, Laliga Columnist Tells Chukwueze
Ekundayo to defend IBF European title in Lagos June 30
Sport creator Igbinosu inducted into Nigeria Book of Records
Emefiele: Real sector, agric funding, others sustain growth
CIS moves to attract young professionals
CSCS assures on long-term value creation
PTAD, others collaborate on pension payment
May & Baker gets director
DPR deploys satellite to halt $2.8billion loss to oil smuggling
Four die in Lagos train acciden
Protesters accuse fish firm of breaking local content law
Magodo residents allege plan to destroy wetland
Traders shut Computer Village over Babaloja, Iyaoloja titles
Gunmen kill 2 persons, injure 7 month old baby in Plateau
IGP deploys special anti-kidnapping squad to Abia
How to decongest prisons, by rights group
Awosika, Nwuneli, others to speak at The Platform
Car dealer bags five years for N19.8m fraud
Multiple accidents claim 13 lives in Adamawa
Police nab nine illegal bunkering suspects in Delta
Police parade three kidnappers in Osun
Yemi Alade features Rick Ross on ‘Oh My Gosh’
‘The Delivery Boy’ for cinemas May 24, trends on Twitter
Georgina Onuoha at loggerheads with follower
O’Skool features Marvelous Benji in ‘Grace’
How Regina Daniels became internet reigning queen
Chidinma unveiled as Molped ambassador
An education anthem
Editorial: For equity

ThisDay

Transcorp, Quest Electricity Win Afam, Yola Disco
FG, States, LGs Share N617.5bn March Allocation
Senate to Probe Removal of NYSC DG
FG Saves N500bn from Implementation of Integrated Payroll System
Train Crushes Tricyclist, Passengers in Lagos
CBN Seeks Inclusive Growth Initiatives to Check Under-employment
• IMF: 16 African countries under high-risk debt distress
Saraki, Dogara, 52 Others Ask Court to Dismiss Defection Suit
• Court reserves judgment for May 17
Fidelity Bank to Leverage Technology, Innovation for Growth, Says CEO
IG Seeks Collaboration With Traditional Rulers for Community Policing
Gunmen Abduct Taraba University’s Deputy Registrar
UBEC Board Chairman, Daughter Freed from Captivity
• Police arrest one suspect over the abduction
Nigerians are not Interested in Petty Fight Between the Executive and the Legislature
Shun Corruption, Magu Tells Govs-elect
No 20m National Housing Deficit in Nigeria, Fashola Insists
Terrorism: FG Procures Four Ships, 37 Aircraft, 35 Armoured Tanks
SARS Arrests Three for Kidnapping, Murder of Two BDC Operators in Lagos
Elano Declares N5.2bn Dividend for Host Communities
Examining Nigeria’s Troubled Power Sector
Eradicating Substandard Tyres
Repositioning MFBs for Real Sector Growth
Morgan Stanley to Pay $150m to Settle California Crisis
Dalung Tips Nigerian Wrestlers for 2020 Olympic Success
Liverpool Aiming to Bring Down Camp Nou
Anthony Joshua to Fight American Andy Ruiz on June 1
Edo Acting Gov Tasks Bendel Insurance, Edo Queens on Trophies
Eunisell Boot Holds in June
IBB Club Installs Floodlights on Golf Course
Ajax Snatches First Leg Advantage in London
CBN Junior Tennis Championships Serves off with Upset
A TALKER OR A WALKER?
LATEST EDITORIAL: MINIMUM WAGE AND WORKERS’ DAY

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Daily Trust

Alleged drug trafficking: Why Zainab was freed by Saudi authorities
N/Assembly passes N8.916trn 2019 budget
FG implements 79% of 2018 budget – Minister
FG, states, LGAs share N617.566bn for March
NNPC begins additional 2bn litres PMS monthly supply
Buhari replies Atiku: I did not award election materials contract to APC member
Bread price may rise by 10%
BREAKING: Bandits surround Gobirawa village in Katsina
BREAKING: Abducted UBEC chairman, daughter released
FG implements 79% of 2018 budget – Minister
Okorocha storms Abuja court over certificate of return
Defection: CSO can’t remove us — Saraki, Dogara, others
NFF appoints Okocha, Kanu, Babangida as scouts for AFCON 2019
Eaglets captain Tijani targets FIFA U-17 World Cup trophy
CBN Junior Tennis Championship serves-off with upsets
IMF: Nigeria must keep inflation down
OPEC oil output hits four-year low, drops by 90,000 bpd …Nigeria overproduces by largest margin
Residents react to Apo power transformers fire incident
2019 Hajj: FCT board warns intending pilgrims against fraudulent acts
Etsu Karu solicits support from FCTA on infrastructure
Badaru, a house please for Musa Usman
May Day and the travails of workers
The Kano initiative
Suspected gunrunners, kidnappers, others paraded in Plateau
Katsina: Court remands 9 over kidnapping
Indian hemp dealer sentenced to death for killing policeman
Editorial: Sri Lanka’s Easter Day terror
Traders shut Computer Village to protest installation of “Iyaoloja”
FG says 2.78m workers die from occupation accidents
Former Katsina CJ, Mahuta appointed new Galadiman Katsina
Oyo govt., labour meet over N30,000 minimum wage
Grants up for flood-hit farmers in Anambra
Bida Poly donates shea butter processing centre to host community
Maximising Benue’s mango value
Fans react as Davido celebrates `wifey’ Chioma at 24
Film director, John Singleton dies at 51
Plastic bag ban: Do banana leaves hold the solution?
Land degradation impacting negatively on 3.2bn people
SON, building professionals parley on challenges of building collapse
Native doctor hands murder suspect for prosecution
Indian hemp dealer sentenced to death for killing policeman
Man arraigned over alleged theft of goods worth N211, 000

The Sun

Saudi grants Buhari’s request on Zainab
Senate jerks up 2019 budget to N8.91trn
Imo West: Okorocha storms court over certificate of return
May Day: Saraki, Obi, others laud workers’ contribution to national devt
…Kalu calls for improved working conditions
Abducted UBEC chair, daughter regain freedom
13 die in multiple auto crashes in Adamawa
Healthcare delivery: Wike bags NMA Merit Award
Slovak firm to set up electric car, energy bulb plants in Cross River
Robbery suspect fingers local vigilance group as informant
Rivers Assembly passes Pension Reform Bill
Gunmen abduct Taraba varsity deputy registrar
9th Assembly speakership: It’s North Central Vs its enemies –Bago
Bayelsa guber: Again, APC, PDP set to lock horns
Akwa Ibom APC accuses INEC of bias
Plateau guber: PDP’s leadership tussle won’t affect my petition –Useni
2019 polls: Politicians compromised INEC staff –Commissioner
Iyaoloja installation: Traders shut Computer Village in protest
Why we’re repositioning MfBs to boost real sector growth –CBN
Personal finance management: How to prepare retirement budget
Sterling Bank’s share price appreciation excites shareholders
FMITI supports economy, unveils 44-page achievement report
Davido celebrates `wifey’ Chioma at 24; fans react
U.S. youth suicides up after Netflix show, cause unclear — study
Celebrities, friends pay tribute to Oscar nominee, John Singleton
John Singleton African-American movie director dies
Davido gives girlfriend surprise birthday gift, calls her “wifey”
‘Boyz N The Hood’ director John Singleton to be taken off life support
Use of fake nails, eye lashes legalised in Tanzania
Uganda Police arrest pop star, Bobi Wine
Worker’s Day in the change era of the Buhari govt
Prof. Dora Akunyili (drug warrior) and Chief Efunsetan Aniwura in accord concordia, battling for Nigeria’s elusive unity (25)
Witches and wizards behind the sufferings of many (3)
Power, not ‘more grease’ to your elbow
Delta Force FC …An open letter to Governor Uduaghan (1)
Ihedioha to deliver speech at UN
APGA loses member to APC in Anambra
Abia CAN chairman opposes state police
2 killed, 1 in coma in Ebonyi cult clash
Minimum wage not licence to bully workers –PDP

Tribune

FG, states, councils share N617.566bn for March 2019
Why we increased fiscal deficit by N53bn ― Appropriations Chair
Aisha Buhari canvasses support for visually impaired persons in…
NASS transmits N8.92trn approved 2019 Appropriation Bill to Buhari…
BREAKING: 8 injured in another Ibadan building collapse
Boko Haram: Japan donates $329,000 to Nigerian Army
Nigeria records $90.9bn investment announcement in 2018 ― NIPC Boss
Family of seven dies, nineteen others injured in Adamawa autocrash
1,389 inmates awaiting trial in Abia, says Prison Controller
May day: PDP salutes Nigerian workers
Man, 39, in court for allegedly beating wife to a pulp
I killed Titi’s family members because she aborted our unborn…
26 people allegedly killed by Boko Haram in Adamawa
Woman, 24, docked for alleged stealing N297,000
Visa partners PalmPay to drive financial inclusion across Africa
BREAKING: Banks to pay N1m for dispensing counterfeit notes ― CBN
7 ships expected at Lagos ports
NSIA declares N46.5b profit for 2018
South Korea ready for more partnership on Africa’s economic growth
International Community hopeful on 3rd Trump, Kim summit —Foreign…
Libya’s Gaddafi close to acquiring nuclear weapons in Africa, US…
Japan’s emperor, Akihito abdicates throne

Leadership

NASS Passes N8.9trn Budget, Okays N160bn For Minimum Wage
Nigeria Not Sliding Into Economic Recession – CBN
NSIA Job: Abba Kyari’s Daughter Got No Favours
FG Secures Release Of Zainab Aliyu
First Bank Upscale Staff Capacity For Quality Service Delivery
Davido Celebrates `Wifey’ Chioma At 24; Fans React
4 killed As Train Crushes Tricycle In Lagos
ETI Reports Net Profit Of N30.6bn In Q1
Firms, UN Collaborate To Drive Sustainable Insurance
Bowen Students Develop App To Combat Insecurity
Nigeria, Kenya Lead As African Tech Startups Attract $1.2bn
Equities Market Sheds 1.22% On Sustained Profit Taking
Wigwe: Banker With Creative Streak
FG Moves To Safeguard Nigeria’s Marine Resources
Oil Prices Dip Further On Expectations Of OPEC Output Raise
Nigeria To Benefit From $225m World Bank Off-grid Support Fund
CSCS Pays N3.5bn Full Year Dividend To Shareholders
Oil Prices Dip Further On Expectations Of OPEC Output Raise
British Airways Moves To Abuja New Airport Terminal
FG To Earn N124.3bn From Power Assets Sale
Oyo: Before Ajimobi Takes A Bow
Firms, UN Collaborate To Drive Sustainable Insurance
Bowen Students Develop App To Combat Insecurity
Nigeria, Kenya Lead As African Tech Startups Attract $1.2bn
A Patriotic NASS Wont’t Be At Loggerheads With Executive – Lawan
Kwara Reps-Elect Back Gbajabiamila As Speaker
PDP Rejects Ajimobi’s Negotiation With Labour On Minimum Wage
Rivers SDP Reaffirms Commitment To Work With Wike
Dons Task Falcons, Eaglets On Patriotism
NPFL: Eunisell Boot Award Holds June AFCON 2019: Okocha, Kanu, Babangida Appointed Spies For Eagles
Glamour As ‘Solo Africa’ Theatre Performance Debuts In Abuja
Young Producer Sheds Light On Area Boys In New Documentary
Guinness Nigeria Celebrates 69th Anniversary
Chidinma Unveiled As Sanitary Brand Ambassador
EDITORIAL: Tackling Doctor-Patient Ratio
Not In Atiku Abubakar’s Character
Need To Sanitize Operations Of Christian Pilgrims’ Commission
My Ramadan Plan
Nigeria To Benefit From $225m World Bank Off-grid Support Fund
CSCS Pays N3.5bn Full Year Dividend To Shareholders
Oil Theft: Community Restates Support For Chevron
Sam Mbakwe Int’l Cargo Airport Ready For Use – Okorocha
Apo Transformer Fire: AEDC Denies TCN’s Claim
UBA Celebrates 70 Years Of Excellent Service

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National Assembly raises 2019 budget by N90b, okays N8.916 trillion
Transcorp wins Afam power plant with N105.3 billion offer
Omobola Johnson charges ISPON on new skills, competitiveness
Workers, on Labour Day, want new wage to begin in May
FG to understudy Ogoni cleanup in UK, targets 10,000 capacity village by 2027
Insecurity worsens, gunmen kidnap Taraba varsity deputy registrar
ECOWAS to adopt Nigerian academy for graft studies
Government spent N3.5 trillion on infrastructure in three years, says Osinbajo
Zainab, Abubakar freed in Saudi Arabia on federal government’s intevention
NFF picks Okocha, Kanu, Babangida as scouts, motivational figures for Eagles
Anambra State clinches South East Cricket Championship
Upsets as CBN Junior tennis championships serve off in Lagos
Anyaoku calls on governments to empower Nigerian youths through sports
Sports Ministry raises the alarm over delay in approving budget for African Games
Ajax defeat depleted Spurs, close in on Champions League final
Amaechi, Wike, Abe… what politics once joined together, politics has separated!
‘Why South East deserves House of Reps speakership’
Oyo Assembly nullifies sack of council chiefs
Saraki, Dogara, 52 other lawmakers know fate on May 17 over defection
Editorial: Decentralise Nigeria police operations now!
Aisha Buhari’s faux pas
Citizen Ilhan Omar
Ngige’s surplus doctors
Preventing Nigeria from becoming a “failed nation” – Part 3
At $8/kcf, manufacturers fret over increment, dollarisation of natural gas
Senate Committee seeks waivers to decongest Lagos ports
Oil firms struggle to meet IMO 2020 clean fuel for ships
‘Our backward integration investment aided cost leadership, hedge inflation’
NCC to establish Internet code of practice for ISPs
‘Lack of funds limits startups’ expansion’
Social media fraud rose by 43% in 2018
Brother introduces new products range

Vanguard May Day: PDP Felicitates With Nigerian Workers
ADP: Chairman’s Suspension Sparks Crisis
Triple May Day Celebrations For Organised Labour
Terrorism Financing: EFCC Gets Interpol Tracking Tool
The Morality Of Economic Privilege: The Birth Of ‘Anything For The Boys’
Awoism And The Unending Search For Transformational Leadership In Nigeria: Challenges (2)
You Must Define Your Vision, Obaigbena Tasks Governors
Population Rise: More Nigerians To Fall Into Extreme Poverty —EXPERTS
Wole Soyinka’s Hardtalk
Who Succeeds Adjoto As Edo Speaker?
CHUKWUMA NWANZE: Lagos Traffic Altered My Career Path But It Paid Off
Shaibu Tasks Bendel Insurance, Edo Queens On National, Continental Trophies
EFCC Gets New Tracking Application Against Organised Crime
Edo, NIPC, OGP Synergise On Access To Data To Promote Investment, Transparency
How Troubled PSG Threw Away Lead Again
Bristol City Hit Back To Keep Play-Off Hopes Alive
Messi’s Motivation Spurs On Barcelona, Says Rakitic
8 injured in another Ibadan building collapse
IMN: Anti-terrorism coalition takes protest to UN house
Zainab Aliyu Vs Leah Sharibu: Are Nigerians equal? CAN asks Buhari
Sexual harassment: 63 CSOs threaten legal action against perpetrators
New minimum wage long overdue — Gov. Okowa
El-Zakzaky, wife need urgent medical attention abroad – Experts
18-year-old UNIPORT student allegedly commits suicide
New Interchange: Oshodi Lagos Nigeria will never be the same again
Breaking : Reps jerk up 2019 budget, pass N8.916tn
FG spends N3. 5trn on infrastructure in 3-yrs – Osinbajo
Zainab Aliyu Vs Leah Sharibu: Are Nigerians equal? CAN asks Buhari
Bristol City hit back to keep play-off hopes alive
Messi’s motivation spurs on Barcelona, says Rakitic
A fabulous playing career is coming to a close – O’Shea
I need to get back to the dating scene
Do girls prefer ‘bad’ men?
Ooni’s cultural ambassador advocates unity among women
Yemi Alade, Rick Ross release colourful visuals for ‘Oh my Gosh’ remix
Davido calls Chioma “wifey” on her birthday
Photos: Teniola Apata aka Teni in a video shoot for a music video
Film director, John Singleton, dies at 51
Research spirit, intellectualism rejuvenated in UNN by Faculty of Arts – VC
Traders shut Computer Village to protest installation of “Iyaoloja” in Tech hub
Drug-resistant diseases may kill 10m annually
CHUKWUMA NWANZE: Lagos traffic altered my career path but it paid off