News Headlines Jun 20, 2019. Headlines From Nigeria’s Major Newspapers

News Headlines Jun 20, 2019. Headlines From Nigeria’s Major Newspapers

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The Punch

We collected N200m ransom in six months — Kidnap suspect
Obasanjo should tell Nigerians why he shunned Democracy Day — Presidency
721 persons secured FG employment with fake certificates in six agencies – Report
Jailing corrupt people a waste of time, says Sagay
Falcons jubilate as Scotland, Argentina draw revives last 16 hopes
Economy still fragile, MAN tells Buhari
Police nab four for allegedly stealing grandma’s pants
How 300-level UNIBEN student committed suicide over failed love affair
Paying severance allowances to ex-public office holders is morally wrong – Appeal Court
Omo-Agege and the problem of ‘respect’
What is Kingibe telling Buhari?
Otedola sells shares in Forte Oil’s fuel, upstream businesses
FG to borrow $2.7bn foreign loan in 2019 – DMO
Son bags life imprisonment for killing father in Akwa Ibom
Neymar tells PSG: I want Barca return
Pogba prefers Juve to Real
Visa-seeking banker accuses SARS of extortion, detention in Lagos…says he paid to avoid missing interview
Three arrested as ex-minister’s son regains freedom
Three arrested as ex-minister’s son regains freedom
We collected N200m ransom in six months — Kidnap suspect
Ex-microfinance bank MD arraigned for alleged fraud
Welder arraigned for stealing IBEDC’s feeder pillar box
Kwara NDLEA seized 4,290kg of hard drugs in 12 months
APC NWC asks Yobe to fill vacant secretary post
Lawyer alleges threat to Akinlade, others’ lives at Ogun gov tribunal
INEC retrieves, reissues over 70 Certificates of Return
We have no role in ministerial list, say APC govs
Ihedioha fires council bosses, dissolves boards
Nigeria trapped in low growth path, says Moody’s
Nigeria’s economy’ll be driven by technology, not oil – Osinbajo
NNPC to resume oil search in Chad Basin
Mourinho eyes national team job
Femi Kuti to perform at Opening Ceremony
Joshua, Ruiz rematch to be finalised next week
World Bank selects FUTO as centre for future energies and electro-chemical system
Olomide concerts cancelled in South Africa over rape verdict
Rihanna opens New York pop-up shop for her Fenty label
Mo Abudu chairs 47th International Emmy Award Gala
World Sickle Cell Day: New technology can prevent condition —Ashiru
Disregard rumour of new Ebola case in Nigeria —FG
Lagos NMA charges experienced doctors to mentor younger colleagues
Pay attention to your mental health, don warns Nigerians
Immunisation could prevent meningitis in children – Paediatrician
‘Genetic testing, preventive health care vital in healthcare delivery’
EDITORIAL: Time to stop the bloodbath
Lagos-Badagry road, den of modern kidnappers
Effects of corruption on Nigerian children

The Nation

Ugwuanyi, Ubosi declare assets
‘No NDDC scholar has been deported’
Omo-Agege seeks re-organisation of Southsouth APC
Group petitions police boss over threat to life
‘We don’t detain patients for not paying’
Don murdered in Port Harcourt
UNIBEN student commits suicide over ‘heartbreak’
Wike: Rivers will support train 7 of NLNG
Southeast security summit for today
Nnamani seeks increased enlightenment, funding of sickle cell societies
Nigerian labour leaders are hypocrites, says Ajaero
APC state chairmen pass vote of confidence in Oshiomhole
Ban imported tomato pastes, don urges govt
NCS Situation Room: we’re not proud of 2019 elections
June 12: Tinubu didn’t betray Abiola contrary to insinuations, says Adelaja
Abductors release ex-minister Adewole’s son
Election petitions: We’re being threatened, Akinlade tells tribunal
NCC reports NCAA to ONSA over threat to demolish telecoms towers 3
Nursing mother held for possession of firearm 3
‘We made N200m from kidnapping’
Southwest governors get wake-up call on security
No Ebola case in Nigeria, says FG
Injected to blindness: Harrowing tale of 10 Eye Centre patients
Don murdered in Port Harcourt
How to restore security, by Middle Belt Forum
I’m not sure I will remain in Barcelona, says Coutinho
Breaking: Juan Mata signs new deal with Man Utd
Breaking: John Terry signs two-year deal with Aston Villa
BREAKING: Luis Enrique resigns as Spain’s coach
Ex-UEFA president Platini freed from detention
Platini freed after being questioned over Qatar World Cup
Our scorecard, by NIPP
NIQS, Igbinedion varsity partner on Quantity Surveying course
Osinbajo, Sanwo-Olu, Ovia make case for smart technology adoption
DMO to raise balance of 2019 borrowing from Eurobond
ARCON advises OAU on architecture
City Beats
Nursing mother held for possession of firearm
Man gets life sentence for killing father
‘How I sold old woman’s pants for N2000’
Suspect ‘robs’ with toy gun
Phone thief jailed one year
Man ‘impersonates’ Naval officer
Wanted: More male teachers in Anambra schools
Canada-based Nigerian honours teachers
MAPOLY students at the mercy of thieves
‘We are living the CU mandate’
Certificate blues
Mo Abudu to chair 47th International Emmy Award Gala
Nollywood actress Mercy Johnson set to launch new cook- talk show
Nnamani seeks increased enlightenment, funding of sickle cell societies
Chapped lips, whites, cracked heels, schitzophrenia (2)
‘Nigerian students have one of the highest rates of suicidal thoughts globally’
Sickle Cell World Day: 10 things you should know about the condition
Natural remedies to keep your skin moisturised


Buhari Renews Accountant General’s Tenure
NNPC Awaits Security Clearance to Resume Oil Exploration in Chad Basin
Fire Guts Benue Market, Destroys Shops, Goods
Saved by a Stranger
‘Regular Blood Donation Improves Body Fitness, Lowers Calories’
FNSB to Commercialise Production, Sale of Arts and Crafts
Polio: Lagos Starts Second Round of Vaccination Campaign
Drug Abuse: Winner Emerges in 2019 Monster Hit Story Contest
SYNLAB Nigeria Launches Genetic Test Facility to Curb Deaths among Athletes
Psychologists Urge Buhari to Sign Bill Establishing Council
100% Fruit Juice Good for Recovering Lost Energy, Says Nutrition Expert
Family Sets up Foundation for Women’s Health, Brain Tumor, Others
SLNI: 100,000 Persons in 14 States Benefit from OVC Programme
La Casera Calls for Collaboration against Air Pollution
Adesola: 54 Years with Sickle Cell, and Still Standing
Ex-minister Harps on Gender Inclusion
Impact of 9mobile on Nigeria’s Digital Ecosystem
Viathan’s N10bn InfraCredit-Guaranteed Bond Wins Awards
‘Many Nigerians are Perceived in Positive Light in Germany’
‘No Government With Questionable Characters Can Beat Corruption’
Ericsson Warns Europe of Imminent Dangers in Delay of 5G Rollout
Ikpe: Credit Facilities Will Enhance Access to Used Cars
NIMC Joins Secure Identity Alliance for Global Digital Services
Top NPFL Teams Crash out of AITEO Cup in Round of 32
FIFA to Appoint Samoura to Help Resolve Crisis in CAF
William Ekong Launches Campaign against Tropical Diseases
Lagos to Open Viewing Centres for 2019 AFCON
Falcons Count on Providence as Group Stage Matches Are Concluded Thursday
FIFA Women’s World Cup Table
Luis Enrique Steps Down from Spain Job
Transfer: Mata Seals New Man Utd contract
How Banning Things Makes Nigerians Poorer

Daily Trust

How to grow apples in commercial quantity in Nigeria – Farmer
Stakeholders highlight investment opportunities in dairy, maize
Rainfall pattern causes ‘sleepless nights’ for Yobe farmers
‘Nigerian Women Financial Inclusion Project will work’
Access Bank launches Womenpreneur Pitch-A-Ton 2019
Extreme poverty in Nigeria gives me sleepless nights – Osinbajo
Police parade suspect who ‘made N200m’ from kidnapping
3 killed in Bauchi road crash
Direct allocations to LGs will restore councils’ lost glory – NULGE
Microsoft Office competition winners to represent Nigeria in New York
Our economy still fragile, manufacturers tell Buhari
Governor Zulum appoints SSG, spokesmen, others
Govs discuss security ahead today’s NEC meeting
Why I’II not forgive INEC for postponing election — Oshiomhole
We’ll work seamlessly with executive — Lawan
APC may lose 2020 gov’ship election in Edo — Oyegun
Big upsets as Enyimba, Rangers, Akwa Utd crash out of Aiteo Cup
Iwobi: AFCON will be like war
Neymar three-match Champions League ban confirmed
CBN urges Kaduna Govt to support financial inclusion in rural areas
NNPC to resume oil search in Chad Basin after security clearance
Manufacturers association to Buhari: Our economy still fragile
Armed men kidnap nursing mother, 3 others in Abaji
We’ll collaborate with security to make Kuje safe’
32-year-old fake military captain arraigned
Wobbly Start for Governor Ihedioha
Buhari’s grand ambition
Borno’s new kid on the block
High-level Saudi officials responsible for Khashoggi’s killing, says UN-appointed investigator
Evidence suggests Saudi Crown Prince liable for Khashoggi murder – UN expert
300,000 flee resurgence of ethnic violence in north-eastern DR Congo — UNHCR
Bride, 2 others rescued as police arrest 20 kidnap suspects
KadPoly student abducted on way to school
Police parade 86 for kidnap, robbery, others in Adamawa
Editorial: As Lawan, Gbajabiamila take over
Microsoft Office competition winners to represent Nigeria in New York
Nigerian develops app connecting Africa, Japan
Stakeholders highlight investment opportunities in dairy, maize
Rainfall pattern causes ‘sleepless nights’ for Yobe farmers
How Kwara university survived without subvention for 5 years
ABU SBS ‘73 plans national unity lecture
UNICEF trains 100 Kano youths
FG, states, LGs asked to allocate 1% of budget to tackle climate change
FG commissions flood control works in Delta
Nigeria needs strident anti-pollution laws – NCF
Man arraigned for allegedly beating up woman over money
Businesswoman docked over alleged fraudulent loan
Man admits robbing with toy gun

The Sun

No Ebola outbreak in Nigeria, says FG
June 12: You were invited, Presidency tells Obasanjo
Insecurity: South East govs, IGP meet in Enugu
Buhari reappoints Idris as AGF
NNPC to resume oil search in Lake Chad basin –GMD
APC chiefs fight dirty
Middle Belt Forum vows to resist alleged plan to annex region’s land
FAAN lauds Ugwuanyi over actions on Enugu airport
Group partners police, vigilantes, others to fight crime in Anambra
Imo lawmakers okay Okorocha’s probe over varsity project
CAN condemns attacks on Taraba
Court stops Ganduje from further action against Emir Sanusi
Dickson bows to pressure, appoints new BYSIEC acting chair
By 2023, Buhari’s critics will see reason to sing his praises –Adesina
Senate leadership: Factors that determined winners
INEC retrieves, re-issues over 70 certificates of return
Niger guber: PDP urges tribunal to issue bench warrant on gov’s father, NECO registrar
OPS raising money to rebuild North East
We’ll actively support NLNG Train 7 project –Wike
ANLCA refutes reported crisis
NETCO records N4.75bn profit in 2018
Securing bank loans, major challenge for SMEs in Nigeria –Okoro
Election Tribunal: Our witnesses’ lives under threat, Ogun APM counsel alleges
AITEO Cup: Enyimba, Rangers, Akwa United crash out
Platini released after Police grilling
1980 AFCON winner ill, seeks help
‘I can’t believe I just did that’: Girl, 10, scales El Capitan
Adidas’s three-stripe trademark invalid: EU court
NPFL goalscorer award: Ibrahim, Udoh to receive N2m each for Eunisell boot
AFCON 2019: Pinnick charges Eagles to go for trophy
Mikel ranked third oldest player at AFCON
AFCON 2019: Femi Kuti, others to perform during opening ceremony
William Ekong launches campaign against NTDs
Super Eagles, others assured of security amid Morsi’s death
Mikel’s assistants… Rohr shuns Balogun, picks 3 other
Hi-Life Fest: First round winners emerge
INEC and the server controversy
Edo State’s security turnaround
The scourge of insecurity
From June 12, APC will soon move to the next level, June 13!
Many conspiracies against Lagos boatmen
Amoebic liver abscess
Platini released after Police grilling
Kogi monarchs meet Buhari, demand finance minister post
Modern market inferno: Ortom promises affected traders N50m
Anambra: Obiano can’t ban Okada in Nnewi –MUTN boss
Resident doctors begin warning strike in Zamfara
A family of police officers
Monarch seeks insurance cover for journalists
Abokoaye: Owa Ajero’s wife who plays leading roles in palace politics, others
Imo now ready for business
D.C. Osadebay: Unsung Premier of Mid-West Region
By 2023, Buhari’s critics will see reason to sing his praises –Adesina


Suicide: FG Restricts Sale, Use Of Sniper
CBN Faults Report On Bank’s Financial Support To FG
Kogi Monarchs Seek PMB’s Support For Bello’s Re-election
Borno Gov. Appoints SSG, COS, OthersPresident Buhari’s Assent To Poly Act Bill, A Laudable Achievement –
Anti-Party Activities: Ex-Gov Yari Rejects APC’s Committee Report
FOCAC: Walk The Talk As Equals For Shared Benefits
GYB: The Giant Unifier At 44
When Edo Lawmakers Were Beaten To Their Game
Jumia Empowers Women To Deepen e-Commerce Penetration
Standard Chartered To Support Women Entrepreneurs
Heritage Bank’s N2bn Loan Boost Firm’s Food Exports
NiMet Regional Training Centre Gets WMO Accreditation
Islamic Finance Will Enhance Economic Growth – NSE
NCDMB Acquires Equity In 12,000bpd Modular Refinery
Accident Investigation, Not Media Trial, Says Ex-AIB Chief
Intrigues Behind Omo-Agege’s Emergence As Deputy Senate PresidentNANS Backs NECO Registrar Over Reforms
NGO Commences Tree Planting Exercise In Bwari
FCTA Pledges To Empower SMEsTETFund As Lifeline For Tertiary Institutions
UNICAL: Blazing The Trail In Academic Excellence
Jumia Empowers Women To Deepen e-Commerce Penetration
Standard Chartered To Support Women Entrepreneurs
Heritage Bank’s N2bn Loan Boost Firm’s Food Exports
NiMet Regional Training Centre Gets WMO Accreditation
NCDMB Acquires Equity In 12,000bpd Modular Refinery
APC Condemns Opposition To Edo Assembly’s New Leadership
Imo APC Accuses PDP Of Character Assassination
My Appointments Will Be Based On Merit – Ogun Gov
Obasanjo Was Invited For June 12 Celebrations – Presidency
9th Assembly Will Work With Executive – Lawan
2023 Elections: International Observers Urge Early Electoral Reforms
Napoli Want James, Lozano Alternative – Owner
Mata Signs New Man Utd Deal Until 2021
Walker Extends Manchester City Contract To 2024
Spain Coach Luis Enrique To Quit, Moreno Taking Over – Marca
Hummels To Rejoin Dortmund In €38M Deal
AFCON 2019: Super Eagles Debunks ‘Unknown Sickness’ Report
EDITORIAL: Observers’ Reports On 2019 Polls
Nigerians Turn To Cryptocurrencies
Oil Prices Extend Gain On Hope Of US/China Trade Deal
9mobile Offers Data Bonus On Smartphones
Decision On AFCFTA Will Be Guided By National Interest – PMB
NNPC Assures Of Adequate Petrol Supply
Unilorin, 5 Students Receive Glo-Huawei Communication Gadgets
CBN Issues MFB Digital Banking Licence To Kuda
FG To Provide Identification For All Nigerians In 5yrs
‘ICT Contributed 13.6% To GDP In 2018 Q4’
NNPC Achieves 2.3m Barrels Per Day Production
Amnesty Programme Not A Permanent Thing – Iyamu

The Guardian

Court nullifies Kaduna’s bill to regulate pastors
Don’t panic, we’re Ebola-free, FG assures Nigerians
Refineries N141b losses surpass allocations to critical sectors
Nigeria’s being meticulous about African free trade treaty, says president
Osinbajo, Sanwo-Olu, others say disruptive technology can transform Africa’s economy
NERC moves to address 57% meter deficit
Buhari orders security agents to end Taraba attacks
Ex-minister Adewole’s son regains freedom 24 hours after abduction
Stakeholders highlight way forward for cleanup of Ogoniland
Eagles ready for African Nations Cup war, says Iwobi
Barca Academy Group reaffirms desire to build sustainable football development culture in Nigeria
Set up a presidential council for sport, Adelabu tells Buhari
FIFA to send Samoura to CAF as high commissioner
Non-league side knocks Enyimba out of Aiteo Cup
Baby Face gets new opponent as Ghanaian pulls out
Buhari, Atiku and ‘controversial’ INEC server
Stakeholders canvas e-voting as panacea to Nigeria’s electoral woes
Editorial: True federalism momentum for Nigeria
How Nigeria, others lose $4.2tr savings over poor infrastructure, by World Bank
Strategic investor takes controlling stake in Wema Bank
FG nets N3.7tr against CBN in five year operations
FAAN, state government to tackle encroachment at Enugu airport
Africa’s golden generation
Tribute to Kudirat Abiola, heroine of Nigeria’s democracy
Osun-made chocolate putting Nigeria on global market
Niger Delta challenge and ignorance hypothesis
Poor oral health raises liver cancer risk by 75%
Hope rises for malaria, Ebola ‘elimination’
Experts urge early detection of dyslexia in children
Understanding appendicitis


My Goal Is To Empower 5000 Females In Graphics Design — Miss Banwo
Be Sure Of The Sexuality Of Your Partner – BB Naija’s Leo Da Silva Advises
NCC Engages Judges On Cyber Crimes, Telecom Issues
Imo Assembly Moves To Probe Okorocha’s University
Democracy Day Speech: Buhari Fails To Inspire National Renewal And Reform
Delphi School Emerges Winner In Inter Debate
Governorship Zoning: Ugwuanyi Commended For Clarification
Improve Your Leadership Skills To Take Over Governance, Enugu Speaker Tell Youths
Enugu Lawmaker Promises To Alleviate Constituents
Why CBN Must Conduct Regular Stress Tests On Banks
No Eradicating Poverty Without Investment In Education — Stakeholders
Prisons Decongestion: CP Urges Police To Limit Judicial Prosecution Of Petty Offenders
NUJ To Commence Verification Of Members In South East
N9bn Drainage Project In Benin GRA To Kick Off In Two Weeks – Edo Govt
Ex-Ogun Commissioner Tasks FG On Food Self-Sufficiency
Kidnappers On Rampage, Hijack Passenger Bus
SYNLAB Brings Genetic Testing, Preventive Healthcare To Lagos
Barça Academy; Grooming Future Football Stars From Nigeria
Edo Farmers Get Seedlings, Fertilizers, For 320ha Maize, Rice Cultivation Ahead Of Planting Season
Safety: Ugwuanyi To Commence Comprehensive Work On Enugu Airport Runway
Breaking: Kidnappers free ex-Health Minister’s son
Breaking : Obasanjo owes Nigerians answer on June 12 Democracy Day – Presidency
Buhari orders security agencies to end Taraba violence
FG begins clampdown on illegal cooking gas dealers
No ‘mediocre’ ‘ll make my cabinet – Ogun gov
PDP, Ashiru beg tribunal for adjournment to tackle stress
You owe Nigerians explanation over your absence at Buhari’s inauguration, Garba Shehu tells OBJ
Breaking: Governors in marathon meeting
Barça academy; Grooming future football stars from Nigeria
Giampaolo appointed AC Milan coach
Sarri arrives in Turin to take charge of Juventus
Breaking: Man arrested on suspicion of manslaughter over Emiliano Sala’s death
Mata extends Man Utd stay to 2021
Be sure of the sexuality of your partner – BB Naija’s Leo Da Silva advises
YouTube Week kicks off with ‘An Evening with D’Banj’
Nigeria’s Mo Abudu to chair 47th International Emmy Award Gala
Blockbuster movie, ‘Men in Black’ returns with new twist
Mayhem in Ajah, Ojota, one killed, scores injured
Bad roads responsible for Apapa gridlock — Task team
I didn’t promise decongestion of Oshodi-Apapa expressway in 60 days, says Sanwo-Olu
Introduce exit policy to end shortage of medical doctors, NMA tells govt
World Sickle Cell Day: Breaking the clutches of the deadly disease cycle
Coping with belly fat
NNPC to resume oil search in Chad basin – GMD
Otedola completes sale of Forte Oil as share price climbs up
Nigeria to use concessionary long-term loans to finance 2019 budget —DMO
Only one bid was received for Ibadan Inland Dry Port — Shippers Council
WILAT raises alarm over ocean pollution by plastic waste
Export cargo revenue at Apapa, Tin-can rises by 35.5%
Delphi school emerges winner in inter debate
No eradicating poverty without investment in education — Stakeholders
Invest in education, Finland Ambassador tells FG
School Infrastructure without library is incomplete, says SUBEB
Our pupils will no longer see WC as a plate – School manager

Daily Independent

2 Niger Police Officers Killed In Attack On Police Station
‘Iran Will Not Wage War’ Says Country’s President
3 Russians, 1 Ukrainian Facing Murder Charges In Attack On Malaysian Airlines Flight
Family At Gunpoint After 4-Year-Old Took Doll
Erdogan Says Mohamed Morsi Was ‘Killed’
New Armenian Justice Minister Appointed
Marilyn Monroe Statue Stolen From Hollywood Walk Of Fame
S.Korea To Provide 50,000 Tons Of Rice To DPRK
Death Toll Due To Heatwave In India’s Bihar Rises
Cuban Player Defects At Gold Cup
Crisis Brews In APC Over National Secretary Position
Nigeria May Have 200 Political Parties By 2023 — INEC
Boko Haram Raids Military Base, Kills 18 Soldiers
Ex-Minister’s Son Regains Freedom From Kidnappers
Businessman Femi Otedola Concludes Sale Of Forte Oil
Stalemate In Bomadi/Patani Federal Constituency
Okowa Should Bring More Youths Into Governance –Mofoye
Omo-Agege Will Make Himself Accessible To All – Bodjor
BREAKING: Umahi Re-Appoints Ex Sun Reporter As CPS
I’ll Base My Appointments On Merit, Says Abiodun
N8.8trn Revenue Target Not Negotiable – FIRS
NNPC Gives Condition For Resumption Of Oil Search In Chad Basin
DisCos Seek Measures To Boost Power Sector Investment
Ethiopia Can Learn From Nigeria’s Telecom Deregulation – Gwandu
NCC Launches Emergency Communication Centres
Rohr Begs Nigerians Not To Put Pressure On Super Eagles
Privatisation Of Clubs Will Curb Violence In NPFL –Omokaro
GOtv Boxing: Babatunde Gets New Opponent As Ghana’s Lartey Pulls Out
Babayaro Rues Not Winning AFCON, Charges Super Eagles To Win It
Nigerians Extol Ujiri’s Leadership Over Raptors’ NBA Win
The Power Struggle In Venezuela
Imperative Of Changing Security Chiefs
2019 Election Petition: All Eyes On The Judiciary
Death Of Hope On June 12 2019
Political Reward System And National Unity
Repelling The Herdsmen’s Invasion

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