News Headlines Mar 23, 2019. Headlines From Nigeria’s Major Newspapers

News Headlines Mar 23, 2019. Headlines From Nigeria’s Major Newspapers

Compiled by Demola Adefajo

The Punch
Jubilation in Osun as Tribunal declares Adeleke governor
My stepmother charmed me to become an armed robber – Suspect
Why Okorocha, others won’t receive certificate of return –INEC
El-Rufai visits Buhari, says I’m alive, not in coma
Rerun-polls: Come out, vote leaders of your choice, Buhari tells Nigerians
No regrets not supporting Buhari –Ohanaeze
Juventus intensify interest in Salah
Reporter’s Diary: Exploring Kwannawa, the sordid and sinful side of the Caliphate city
Court remands 31-year-old for alleged armed robbery in Rivers
Lesson teacher defiles 13-year-old pupil, says victim seduced him
1.6 million votes claim: We ‘ll meet Atiku in court, says INEC
When girls seduce me, I focus on heaven –Chinko Ekun
N5bn fraud allegation: Court quashes 19 out of 21 charges against Goje
I don’t know why bullion vans in Tinubu’s house should be topical issue in Nigeria –Etta, APC National Vice Chairman
Wike demands GOC’s redeployment over political interference
My stepmother charmed me to become an armed robber – Suspect
I can only shave off my beard for N36bn –Timaya
Unizik undergraduate found dead, pants, eyes removed
Command to charge sergeant with murder of schoolgirl
Why assassins wanted Ayade’s aide dead –Bakassi leaders
Ortom demands investigation into NSCDC officer’s killing
Police arrest guards over killing of colleague while on duty
Policeman arrested for allegedly raping woman at ATM point
As 2019 polls’ lapses re-echo need for electoral reform
Rivers polls: Include CSOs, others in your panel, Briggs tells Army
Osun: Ekweremadu congratulates Adeleke, says it’s victory for democracy
Court strikes out suit restraining INEC from issuing certificate of return to Ihedioha
Six political parties for Lagos supplementary election —INEC
Osun tribunal: Legal tussle inconclusive, Twitter users warn those congratulating Adeleke
We almost killed Success, now her video has changed our lives –Parents
Osun governorship re-run election illegal, tribunal declares
Tribunal judgment already on appeal, says Osun Gov Oyetola
I regret not being allowed to marry the man of my choice – Patience Ozokwor
My mum’s training taught me never to rely on anyone – Showunmi, LAUTECH graduate on crutches
My wife and I eloped when we fell in love in line with tradition –Sule-Abenga, Ter Makurdi
Police can’t arrest electoral offenders unless instructed by INEC official –Okiro
Church leaders should resign to contest elective posts – Chukwuma, Anglican Archbishop
Eagles beat Seychelles 3-1 to top Group E
Ex-Sunderland star, Adam Johnson, released from prison
Tyson Fury to face Tom Schwarz in next fight
Super Eagles struggle to beat Seychelles in Asaba
UEFA charges PSG’s Neymar for rant after Champions League loss
Poor Internet frustrates my creativity –Osemwota Efe
Building collapse: Ministry to increase monitoring of private schools
Govt must go beyond funding for better education — Edun
Pupils design app to curb underage smoking
I refused to be typecast as a gigolo –Daniel Lloyd
I can do anything as an actress except go naked –Biola Adekunle
Boko Haram attack: We hid on mountain to escape insurgents – Adamawa traditional chief
Please listen (I)
Sexually-pure boys, guys, men fare better in life! (II)
Which minister should return with Buhari come June?
Do politicians feel our pain?
Six ways to cope with a hot-tempered partner
What boundaries would you not expect your in-laws to cross in your home?

The Nation
Ebonyi APC candidate joins PDP hours to assembly supplementary poll
PDP accuses APC chiefs of mobilising 125 soldiers to constituency
6 parties for Lagos Supplementary election tomorrow — INEC
PDP cries foul over alleged militarisation in Sokoto
Mandate returned, says Davido on Osun tribunal ruling
Gbenga Daniel for minister!
APC defiant as tribunal voids Oyetola’s election
Judgment won’t stand, says Osun APC
Rerun polls: Tambuwal, Aliyu, Ganduje,Yusuf, others locked in fierce battle
Anxiety in Kano, Sokoto, Plateau, Bauchi, Benue
Jealous man ‘hacks’ wife over alleged infidelity
Mobile policeman rapes ATM user at gun point
Outrage trails killing of corps members in Bayelsa
Osun: Judiciary defender of our democracy -Atiku
Appeal Court affirms Lulu-Briggs as Accord gov candidate in Rivers
Faleke didn’t sponsor me, says Kogi ADC Rep-elect
Benue Police guarantees security for supplementary polls
As Kaduna goes, so goes Nigeria
Ighalo, Onyekuru, Simon on target
Mizuno, others back The Match for Ambode
Ola Aina continues treatment
John Mikel Obi: I thought kidnappers had shot my father
UEFA charges Neymar for “insulting’’ referee after PSG’s loss to Manchester United
Eagles round off AFCON qualifiers beat Seychelles 3-1
Three Crowns milk commences 30 days Fitness Challenge for a great heart
MTN yet to submit application for listing, says SEC
Ogun produced highest tonnes of solid minerals in 2018 – NBS
Fed Govt, private sector to partner on labour-friendly policies
FOBTOB institutes empowerment scheme for members’ children
Industrialist seeks increased surveillance on harmful frozen fish import
UI In’tl School hijab crisis: Out-of-court settlement fails
Injured Taskforce policeman dies from injuries
NSCDC sues for peace over death of personnel
Why killers of Afuze DPO, others were not paraded – Edo CP
Pastor, deaconess held for aborting for teenager
Obaseki declares total war on cultists
Edo cult killings: Our fight is generational, says cultist
High level of indiscipline among Nigerian youths worrisome, says Rector
Nigeria’s NFVCB joins South Africa, others to harmonise African content
Celebs’ children in showbiz
TIFF announces new appointments
Africa’s Boomplay signs deal with Warner Music
Actor Eniola Olaniyan returns

APC to Appeal Tribunal Judgment on Osun Guber Election
Tribunal Sacks Osun Governor, Declares Adeleke Winner of Guber Election
Boomplay, Warner Music Seal Deal on Content Distribution
Ecobank Woos Lagos Market with Digital Payment Zone
Teni Announces Dates for Her Europe Tour with Afrolavida
Fox’s Most Famous TV Series to Land on StarTimes Online Video Platform
Ramsey Nouah Recreates ‘Living in Bondage’
Preventing Building Collapse in Nigeria
Garlic: Nature’s Best Medicine
Militarisation of Elections in Nigeria
Gtbank to Empower over 300 at 2019 Food & Drink Fair
Kleb Shout Set for Global Stage Ahead of 2019 Musical Campaign
Cynthia Bassey: As a Woman, Your Hair is Part of Your Fashion Statement
Grandfather Defies Odds to Fulfill Dream of Becoming a Lawyer
Comercio Cloud Computing Wins Huawei Cloud Partner of the Year
Militarisation of Elections in Nigeria

Daily Trust
Tribunal declares Ademola Adeleke as Osun governor, sacks APC’s OyetolaOsun guber poll: Tribunal voids cancellation of election in 7 polling units
NIS deports 4 Ghanaian nationals
Kebbi APC Primaries: Court adjourns Sen. Na’Allah’s case
Bayelsa govt vows to bring killers of NYSC members to book
Senate president: Yobe north APC rallies support for sen. Lawan
Buhari inaugurates Committee on Autonomy of State Legislature, Judiciary
‘Why Nigeria should change name to Songhai Republic’
Boko Haram: Elders in Michika beg for more troops
N6.6bn fraud: Court strikes out 19 of 21 charges against Goje, 3 others
Supplementary polls: Army extends ‘Show of Force’ in six Sokoto LGs
N6.6bn fraud: Court strikes out 19 of 21 charges against Goje, 3 others
FG begins rehabilitation of Port Harcourt refineries
Kogi Governor condoles Ohinoyi of Ebira over death of his son
Clear overgrown grasses or face sanction – FCTA
Abaji chairman’s re-election well deserved – Village chiefs
Gama, the Darling of Kano State: Voter Inducement and Suppression
Invocation for election victory: Whose wish deserves to be granted?
Open letter to New Zealand’s Prime Minister
The Integrated Personnel Payroll System
60 perish in head-on crash involving two buses in Ghana
Zimbabwe: Rescue workers recover 145 bodies after cyclone
Edo Police killing: 13 suspects arrested
Court sentences teenager to prison for stealing phone
21 prison inmates get freedom in Ekiti State
Editorial: Delicate Supplementary Elections
Building Collapse: NAPPS urges proprietors to build schools themselves
Jigawa keeps tabs on schools by effective inspection
Commission approves courses for Crescent University
Osun guber poll: Tribunal voids cancellation of election in 7 polling units
(UPDATE) Osun guber poll: Tribunal dismisses APC’s objection
Court remands care-giver for allegedly assaulting 21-month-old baby

The Sun
Rivers guber: You’re a joker, PDP tells AAC candidate
Sole administrator is not Rivers’ portion – Wike
60 die in accident involving two buses
Elumelu splashes $15.25m on 3,050 budding entrepreneurs
AIT founder, Dokpesi, arrested at Abuja Airport
Bauchi guber: Shock as Gov Abubakar’s finance commissioner defects to Dogara’s camp
Guber rerun: YIAGA Africa deploys 258 observers
23 Chadian soldiers feared killed in B’Haram attack
Maritime crimes: 80 vessels arrested in 3 years – Naval Chief
Adeleke: PDP dedicates victory to Osun people
Osun: WBC praises judiciary, congratulates Adeleke
BREAKING: Osun guber: Tribunal sacks Oyetola, declares Adeleke winner
Bayelsa APC chieftain, Aganaba, commends Nigerians for voting Buhari
Supplementary poll: INEC deploys 3 more RECS to Kano
Govt not patronising private sector to drive economy
MAN cautions FG against VAT increment
Supplementary poll: Ebonyi APC candidate withdraws, joins PDP
Makinde, Oyo PDP hail Adeleke’s victory
We want to keep bringing Super Eagles to Asaba, Okowa says
I need protection for my Symbolised Agbada – Sly Monay
The annual pilgrimage
God, power, Imo and Ihedioha
Throw-ups from 2019 polls
When self-promotion is beneficial
Sokoto and INEC’s inconclusive decision
Denting the image of our military
Ortom condemns NSCDC officer’s murder
Breaking: Bauchi Finance Commissioner resigns hours to rerun
Police arrest pastor for impregnating, procuring abortion for teenager in Benin
Bauchi guber: Group accuses INEC of causing political tension, confusion
Kaduna guber: Atiku’s server won him Kaduna votes, El-Rufai declares
Sokoto rerun: Army to enforce restriction order – GOC

Adeleke Vs Oyetola : Tribunal Chairman Gives Dissenting Judgment In Osun Election Petition Verdict
BREAKING: Tribunal Declares PDP’s Adeleke Winner Of 2018 Osun…
Senate Presidency: Borno Stakeholders Insist On Ndume
Delta head teacher cries out over Indian hemp intake by pupils, decrepit facilities
JUST IN: Former Finance Commissioner in Bauchi dumps APC, joins PDP
Buhari inaugurates State Legislature, Judiciary Autonomy implementation committee
NSCDC officer’s killer arrested ― Police
Ortom urges massive turnout for Saturday rerun
Dosu Olamide, 10, emerges winner in Spelling Bee competition in Badagry
Medical doctor drags Airtel to court for allegedly compromising his personal information
Court Grants Leave To EHealth Africa To Amend Defence Statement
Task Force arrests 7 miscreants, cultists over attack at Mile 12
NNPC To Transport Petroleum Products To North-West Via System 2B Pipeline
Bill Gates Joins Amazon’s Jeff Bezos As A ‘Centi-Billionaire’
The Highest Common Factors Of Success
Ajimobi’s Potpourri Of Hubs And The Task Before Seyi Makinde
Preventing Being Consumed By The Fire Of Extra Marital Affairs
NOUN Apologises To Obasanjo Over Salary As Facilitator


Army Bars Soldiers From Polling Units In Today’s Elections
Osun Gov: APC To Appeal Tribunal Judgement
Building Collapse: PMB Assents to Engineers Registration Act 2019
Man, 34, Rapes, Impregnates 14-year-old Girl
Court Remands Man For Assaulting LASTMA Officials
Police Arraign Man For Picking Woman Sanitary Pan Inside Dustbins
Lagos 9th Assembly And 14 Ranking Lawmakers
Court Strikes Out Suit Restraining INEC From Issuing Certificate Of Return To Ihedioha
Osun Guber Tribunal: PDP Hails Adeleke’s Victory
Tails of Fury, As Electricity Consumers Vent Anger On DisCos
Shippers’ Council Begins formation of National Shippers’ Association
OVH Energy, FRSC To Train 1,200 Petroleum Tanker Drivers
Amaechi, Okonkwo, Olayinka Make Arsenal’s Tour To UAE
ICC U-19 World Cup: Nigeria’s Junior Yellow Greens On Brink Of History
Injury: Nadal To Return For Monte Carlo Master
Teens’ World Star Of The Week: 2Baba
Blackface, 2Face Feud: Who Goes Down?
Segun Arinze, Alibaba Shows Support For KADIFF
When Bullying Will Fail
Oyo APC: Who Will Fix This Fractured Home?
NASS Leadership And Buhari’s Opposition To Imposition
Lettuce For sleep, Anti-Cancer Potential, Others
History Of Human Cyborgs
Understanding Urinary Incontinence
EDITORIAL: Stop Further Bloodshed In Kajuru
Celebrating The Commonwealth At 70
DCP Kola Okunola’s Assailants Must Pay The Price
If You Empower A Woman, You Empower The Family – Nwabunka
Integrity Is My Core Value – Olapeju
Wholesome Living Not Prerogative Of The Rich – Obichukwu
Women Empowernment, An Economic Imperative
Inconclusive Vote: Buhari’s Disclaimer
Obiano’s Five Years Of Average Mediocrity

Adeleke Vs Oyetola : Tribunal Chairman Gives Dissenting Judgment In Osun Election Petition Verdict
BREAKING: Tribunal Declares PDP’s Adeleke Winner Of 2018 Osun…
Senate Presidency: Borno Stakeholders Insist On Ndume
Delta head teacher cries out over Indian hemp intake by pupils, decrepit facilities
JUST IN: Former Finance Commissioner in Bauchi dumps APC, joins PDP
Buhari inaugurates State Legislature, Judiciary Autonomy implementation committee
NSCDC officer’s killer arrested ― Police
Ortom urges massive turnout for Saturday rerun
Dosu Olamide, 10, emerges winner in Spelling Bee competition in Badagry
Medical doctor drags Airtel to court for allegedly compromising his personal information
Court Grants Leave To EHealth Africa To Amend Defence Statement
Task Force arrests 7 miscreants, cultists over attack at Mile 12
NNPC To Transport Petroleum Products To North-West Via System 2B Pipeline
Bill Gates Joins Amazon’s Jeff Bezos As A ‘Centi-Billionaire’
The Highest Common Factors Of Success
Ajimobi’s Potpourri Of Hubs And The Task Before Seyi Makinde
Preventing Being Consumed By The Fire Of Extra Marital Affairs
NOUN Apologises To Obasanjo Over Salary As Facilitator

The Guardian

Celebrating ‘First Ladies’ of the professions
Jubilation in Osun over Adeleke’s victory at election tribunal
How courts, politicians are shaping today’s supplementary election
YIAGA Africa frowns at judicial interference in polls
NEMA distributes relief materials to flood victims in Ondo
N5bn fraud: You have case to answer, court tells Ex-Gombe governor
Buhari inaugurates panel for state legislature, judicial autonomy
Dokpesi arrested in Abuja on arrival from Dubai medical trip
I’m still alive, El-Rufai tells Buhari
Nigeria beats Seychelles 3-1 despite Ozoho’s poor goalkeeping
Pharaohs will surprise Eagles in Asaba, says Egypt’s FA
We ’ll make Nigerian athletics great again —Alozie
UFC heads to Nashville for fight night 148
FCV gladiators football camp will add value to school sports, says Akinwunmi
Saving Nigerian domestic football leagues
PDP celebrates Adeleke’s triumph at tribunal, says it’s victory for democracy
National Assembly urged to pass social work bill
HURIWA commends tribunal on Osun guber
Okoh tasks newly-elected political leaders on good governance
Afolayan’s partnership with Canon births Mokalik
Davido takes Naija music to Dreamville festival
Simi announces title, date for new album
High, stage play returns in April

Wike to Army Investigative Committee: Interference of Army in 2019 elections worst in nation’s history
Judicial intrigues cloud supplementary polls today
Supplementary elections: PDP accuses INEC of working for APC
INEC distributes materials for supplementary election in Benue
Every Achievement Made By My Govt Divinely Directed – Obaseki
THROAT CANCER: Drink Hot Tea At Your Own Risk
Conclusion Of Inconclusive Matters
Don’t Lose Your Limbs To Diabetes
Osun Gov Poll: Why Court Nullified APC’s Victory
Re-Run Gov Election: Ganduje, Ortom, Lalong In Do Or Die Battle
All Eyes On South-East Governors
How Mystery Fire Killed Pregnant Woman, Her Two Children In Okija
Bauchi Supplementary Polls: Dogara Writes ICC, US, EU, UK
Refining And Crack Spread Dynamics
PANDEF, N’Delta Women Ask FG To Probe Polls’ Infringement By Military, Politicians
Mikel Obi: I Thought Kidnappers Had Shot My Father
2023 And Our Grammar-Blowing Politicians
Global Outreach To Launch Boxing, Beach Games In Nigeria
Bash Ali:To Be Or Not To Be
Wilder Want To Fight Klitschko
Adeleke’s tribunal victory, triumph for democracy — Okowa
Is Delta State APC jinxed?
Global Outreach to launch boxing, beach games in Nigeria
Sexy Nollywood actress, Inem Peter set to release 6th film
Glenn Mena delays collaboration with Jimoh Waxiu, to release one with Dremo ‘Pull Up’ April 1st
Glo takes innovative solutions to CEO’s Forum in Kigali
Two apprentices arraigned for stealing employer’s N160m
NOUN apologises to Obasanjo, says his services on pro bono basis
Pregnant woman, 2 children burnt in Anambra fire incident
FCCPC takes consumer rights awareness to Smartphone market
Govt should go back to past C’tte report on Trade Fair Complex — Okeke, pioneer ASPMDA President

Tribunal declares Adeleke winner of Osun election

Just in: Tribunal declares Adeleke winner of Osun election

The Osun State Governorship Election Petition Tribunal sitting in Abuja has declared Ademola Adeleke, candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party as winner of the September 2018 election in the state.

The 3-man tribunal upheld the the petitions filed by Adeleke and the PDP, challenging the victory of the All Progressives Congress (APC) and Governor Gboyega Oyetola at the September 2018 governorship election.

The tribunal had earlier dismissed the objections of the APC and Oyetola. It said Adeleke’s petition has merit. The tribunal also declared the rerun election as illegal.

NAN reports that the PDP and Adeleke, had filed a petition asking the tribunal to declare that he polled the highest lawful votes and should be declared the winner.

But Oyetola, APC and INEC had filed their notices of preliminary objection contending among others that the petition was incompetent and that the court lacked jurisdiction.

A three -member panel of the tribunal , dismissed the objections filed by Gov. Oyetola, APC and the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC).

Both Adeleke and the PDP in their different petitions had urged the tribunal to declare that he scored the highest lawful votes in the election and should be declared as winner.

However, Oyetola, APC and INEC filed their notices of preliminary objection against the petition on the grounds that the petition is incompetent adding that the court lacked jurisdiction to entertain the petition.

Delivering the‎ lead ruling of the three-man tribunal, Chairman Ibrahim Sirajo, held that the objections were misconceived and struck them out.

The Tribunal held that the CTC should and must be an exact replica of the EC8A pink copies.

The discrepancies must therefore be explained and justified by INEC.

In this instance, the tribunal held, INEC failed to explain or justify the alterations and that they failed to call any witness to justify the alterations.

The tribunal held that the attempt to explain the alterations on the basis of mere corrections of errors is not acceptable and the fact that the said errors were consistently made in the disputed areas means it was a deliberate action taken.

News Headlines Mar 22, 2019. Headlines From Nigeria’s Major Newspapers.

News Headlines Mar 22, 2019. Headlines From Nigeria’s Major Newspapers.

Compiled by Demola Adefajo

The Punch
INEC reacts as US says voter intimidation in Nigeria’s 2019 polls disappointing
Policemen dragged my husband on the ground till he died – NSCDC officer’s widow
Nigeria more divided, in danger, says Obasanjo
APC, PDP trade rigging allegations ahead of Saturday polls
Saraki is the biggest loser in 2019 elections, says BMO
Borno leaders, elders root for Ndume as Senate President
EPL: Three men jailed for selling illegal videos
Tribunal: Edo, Niger govs mock Atiku, say he’s wasting money
INEC reacts as US says voter intimidation in Nigeria’s 2019 polls disappointing
Two NYSC members killed in renewed violence in Bayelsa
UEFA fines Ronaldo for Simeone-style celebration
Creation of Ondo LCDAs not for political gains – Akeredolu
Rerun: Police deploy five DIGs, 15 CPs, AIGs
FG closes case against Onnoghen with three witnesses
Era of modulated salaries over in Osun, says Oyetola
Police raid Rivers’ college, arrest 20 suspected cult members
CBN to maintain tight monetary policy, estimates 12% inflation
Murdered teenager: Residents regain freedom, accuse DPO of shooting indiscriminately
Suspected herdsmen murder university lecturer in Enugu
Fish firm pays dismissed workers’ entitlements following PUNCH’s report
Fire razes buildings, vehicles in Lagos
Command kills suspected kidnapper, rescues victim in Rivers
Abducted Edo monarch regains freedom
$51m cocaine found on cargo ship
Election violence: Sylva, Lokpobiri, others ordered to appear before panel
My performance will win Saturday’s election for me —Lalong
Rivers senator indicts Wike over militarised election
INEC insists no certificates for Okorocha, others declared under duress
CBN to maintain tight monetary policy, estimates 12% inflation
NNPC begins rehabilitation of Port Harcourt refinery
Fashola faults housing deficit figures
NLNG to sign $1bn Train 7 project local content plan
Future looks gloomy for Nigerian forests – FG
Huawei to deepen investment in Nigeria
Onuachu looks forward to debut
AFCON: Stakeholders want fair play over TV rights
Eagles play for pride against Seychelles, Egypt
Star backs Eagles to shine
Building collapse: Ministry to increase monitoring of private schools
Govt must go beyond funding for better education — Edun
Pupils design app to curb underage smoking
JAMB partners security agencies on cyber crime, malpractices
JUNSTI pleads with Al-Makura to implement 2013 promotion
Ado Poly inaugurates 42 advisory c’ttees, promotes 145 workers
Ooni of Ife welcomes 2Face Idibia, wife Annie to palace
Rico Swavey reveals pre-BBNaija relationships with Princess, BamBam
Facebook admits storing passwords in plain text
Editorial: Who can handle the Nigerian Nightmare?
Lame response to unending security jitters

The Nation
Court schedules judgment for March 25 in Bauchi gov poll
‘Those prodding Atiku to go to court after his money’
Shehu Sani gets Tribunal’s nod to inspect election materials
2019 election materials safe, open for inspection, says INEC
A’Ibom APC seeks relocation of election tribunals to Abuja
Legal battles, muscle flexing as APC, PDP get set for polls
Local bond market attracts $6b, says CBN
Rivers: INEC to resume collation of election results
Four vehicles burnt in Lagos gas explosion
DHQ: military, police not at loggerheads
Rivers: INEC to resume collation of election results
DHQ: military, police not at loggerheads
Benue PDP petitions CP over alleged soldiers’ brutality, electoral violence
MARCH 22, 2019
‘We’ll complete N50b bond repayment in June’
Cultists kill corps members in Bayelsa
Falana urges Fed Govt to obey judgments on asylum seekers
Afenifere: burden of crisis
Attah: Import of Buhari’s victory for Nigeria
Lessons of 2019 elections
Wamakko loses brother 48 hours to Sokoto rerun
PDP accuses soldiers of brutality, electoral violence in Benue
FCV Gladiators Football Camp will add value to school sports, says Akinwunmi
Ronaldo fined $22,000 by UEFA for celebration gesture
AFCON 2019: Nigeria not favourites — Rohr
Rohr confirms Onuachu for first game
Nigeria claims top spot
2019 Spanish Open: Offiong, Azeez battle for spots in main draw
Fed Govt, private sector to partner on labour-friendly policies
FOBTOB institutes empowerment scheme for members’ children
Industrialist seeks increased surveillance on harmful frozen fish import
Access Bank rallies on merger completion
CISI launches Nigerian advisory council
Ecobank to focus on women entrepreneurs
Protesting Okota residents insist on prepaid meters
Alleged murder: Court to rule on lawyer’s request April 11
Suspected herdsmen ‘kill’ council secretary
Alafia Estate residents rue crazy bills
‘Synagogue’s foundation, bearing did not fail soil test’
Toward a progressive governance outcome
Toward a progressive governance outcome
Editorial;:Rivers of tears, blood and gore

FG Closes Case of Non-asset Declaration against Onnoghen
INEC: Resumption of Collation, Announcement of Rivers Election Results to Hold Between April 2 and 5
Supplementary Polls: Yola High Court Asks Journalists to Leave Courtroom
Southern, Middle Belt Leaders Back Atiku to Challenge Poll Results
Japan Emerges Nigeria’s Third Largest Donor with $1.4bn in 49 Years
Oando, Canadian Govt Partner Accountability Lab
Zola Electric Partner Sterling Bank to Boost Renewable Energy
Jibrin Tips Lawan as Next Senate President
EU, TI Launch Anti-money Laundering Tracker for Nigeria, Others
NPC Demarcates II2 LGAs in 36 States
Acting CJN Swears-in More Tribunal Members
Nigeria Imports N8.5tn Drilling Rigs from India
What is the Population of Nigeria?
Clearing Agents Accuse Customs of Sabotaging Trade Facilitation
US Investigates FAA over Approval of Boeing 737MAX
IATA Clarifies New Settlement Plan
Air Peace: Preparing for Long-haul Service
As FG Begins Cargo Evacuation by Rail
Why the Army’s Indictment of INEC Should Interest Everyone
Unmasking the Antics of Senator Lawan
Considering the Common Good of the 2019 Elections
Clearing Agents Accuse Customs of Sabotaging Trade Facilitation
US Investigates FAA over Approval of Boeing 737MAX
NIMASA, Stakeholders Sign Agreement on Ease of Doing Business
NANTA to Focus on Growth Strategy
Ahmed Musa Says Eagles Will Play for Pride
Star Lager Backs S’Eagles to Shine against Seychelles
Golf: Odoh Jolts Musa, Wins NNPC GMD’s Cup
Nigeria’s U-19 Cricket Team One Match Away from World Cup
Ronaldo Fined $22,000 by UEFA for Celebration Gesture
AFCON 2019: Rohr Dismisses Favourite Tag for Eagles
Court Restrains NBBF Factions from Interference in Kwese League
Dennerby Promises to Take Nigeria’s Best Legs to World Cup in France

Daily Trust
FG begins rehabilitation of Port Harcourt refineries
Content board, NLNG to sign $1bn Train 7 Nigerian Content Plan
Air Peace to decide on Max 737 order after investigations
Post-Election: Emefiele says tight MPC stance to remain
NIMASA, stakeholders urge FG to end waiver to foreign ship owners
IGP deploys five DIGs, three AIGs, 15 CPs for supplementary elections
Presidency plotting to hijack rerun polls – PDP
Police deny killing Civil Defence officer
Tribunal orders INEC to grant Shehu Sani access to inspect election materials
Governors-elect to get Certificates of Return next week – INEC
EUGENIA: Success not birth right of any one, be determined to get it!
TEF names 2019 selected entrepreneurs today
Abuja gets board game Café
Supplementary polls: Abdulsalami urges parties, candidates to accept outcome
PDP writes INEC, demands suspension of rerun in Bauchi
Presidency plotting to hijack rerun polls – PDP
Ronaldo fined $22,000 by UEFA for celebration gesture
Lobi return to winning ways as Pillars down Kada City
Rohr warns South Africa not to play for draw against Libya
FG begins rehabilitation of Port Harcourt refineries
Content board, NLNG to sign $1bn Train 7 Nigerian Content Plan
Air Peace to decide on Max 737 order after investigations
FCT healthcare board laments rise in child mortality
Group calls for street vendors’ recognition
AMAC chairman inaugurates policy advisory committee
Youths and state of the nation
Finance minister appointed board chair of AU Peace Fund
Zimbabwe raises public workers pay by 29%
ISIS will be eliminated tonight – Trump declares
Police deny killing Civil Defence officer
Businessman docked for sprinkling “Juju water” in hotel
Court sentences 3 women to 2 weeks in prison for fighting in public
Editorial: New Zealand’s evil mosque attacks
Beware of information you divulge on social media – NCC
Nigeria’s employers’ union warns FG on VAT hike
35yrs after service, ex-NYSC boss demands justice from Army
Obasanjo tasks banks on increased funding of agric sector
How you can grow your crops better without soil -Expert
Kogi govt to enforce agric produce laws on cashews
About 5 mosques attacked amidst spike in Islamophobia in Britain
3 Nollywood films selected for Hollywood screening in U.S.
Court insists Adamawa supplementary polls will not hold
Court refuses to stop election results collation in Rivers

The Sun
INEC fixes April 2, 13 for final collation, rerun in Rivers
US expresses displeasure over Nigeria’s elections
INEC proceeds with Bauchi, Adamawa supplementary guber polls
Ebonyi guber: SDP candidate, Chibueze-Agbo, congratulates Umahi
CCT trial: FG closes case against Onnoghen
EFCC faults US report on anti-graft war
I’ll correct lapses of my first tenure –Buhari
TraderMoni to reach 10m petty traders –Presidency
Alleged ICPC probe: Yar’Adua Foundation denies ownership of property
Obaseki okays contributory pension scheme for LG workers
Obaseki warns against disruption of activities at Benin Central Mosque
Ijaw nation has made political progress in Delta –Clark
Supplementary poll: INEC deploys 3 more RECS to Kano
APC desperate on Benue rerun –Ortom
North’ll field better candidate for 2023 presidency –Shettima
INEC must use supplementary elections to rewrite some wrongs –Ajaero
N17bn treasury: PDP in hurry to resume looting in Imo –Okorocha
Families, businesses count cost as more buildings collapse in Lagos, Ibadan
Estate focus: Chevy View Estate, Chevron Drive, Lagos
MKO family quits Ayobo residents
Artworks in homes, growing culture in Nigeria –Bruno Eke
Brexit making Brits stay home, spend less
APC writes AGF: Relocate Akwa Ibom election petition tribunal to Abuja
Osun guber: Judgment day for Oyetola, Adeleke
INEC holds supplementary polls in 18 states Saturday
US expresses displeasure over Nigeria’s elections
Bauchi guber: PDP head to court, vows not to participate
AFCON 2019 TV right: CAF must embrace fair play –Stakeholders
Mike Tyson to hit Nigeria for African heavyweight fight
Eagles’ll beat Seychelles with Russia 2018 spirit –Ighalo
Star Lager-backed S’Eagles set to shine
Rohr wants Eagles in Abuja
Seychelles duo predict shocker against Nigeria
Zenith Bank /Delta Principals’ Cup: Sponsor promises youths exciting final
Lagos Media Marathon: Coach sure elite runners ‘ll boost race
AFCON 2019 Qualifier: Eagles set to feast on Pirates in Asaba
Bayern tables N16.1b for Onyekuru
Police beef up security for Super Eagles
We’re playing Seychelles for pride –Musa
Court suspends ruling on Tuface N50 million suit against Blackface
Alex Unusual, Ceec, others share lessons, struggles a year after BBNaija
Simi to release 3rd Album on 31st Birthday
The annual pilgrimage
God, power, Imo and Ihedioha
Throw-ups from 2019 polls
When self-promotion is beneficial
Sokoto and INEC’s inconclusive decision
Denting the image of our military
Cosgrove unveils Smart Estate in Abuja
Best way to free your home of dust
Buying, renting property: Take these nuggets
Delta Assembly passes Freedom of Information Bill
83 killed in Iraq ferry disaster
Life as single mothers
Group trains B’Haram victims on crisis therapy
Raped in transit
NOUN suspends admission into Law faculty
With my new identity, I’m creating stellar brand –Yega
Why we launched The Entrepreneur reality TV show –Soji Moses
Boomplay signs licensing deal with Warner Music
Lionheart, King of Boys, Up North for Hollywood showcase

Senate Presidency: Borno Stakeholders Insist On Ndume
Assets Declaration: FG Closes Case Against Onnoghen
Second Term: I’ll Run Transparent, Inclusive Govt, Buhari Insists
TraderMoni Still In Operation — Presidency
FEC Okays N27.4b Intervention For Insecurity, Flood Victims
My govt has no plan to return to payment of modulated salaries ― Oyetola
Census: Population commision expends N3.5bn on demarcation of 112 LGAs
Edo State university Iyamho matriculates 450 student
Agents serve Customs CG 72hours strike ultimatum
Buhari mourns Etsu Pategi, district head of Kafur
NAFDAC confiscates expired food products in Sokoto
57-year-old Oyediran sworn in as Oyo Assembly Clerk
Attempted murder: Court dismisses trader for want of diligent prosecution
Bauchi rerun election, plot to rob PDP of its mandate ― Group
Housewife drags footballer husband to court over lack of care
NNPC To Transport Petroleum Products To North-West Via System 2B Pipeline
Bill Gates Joins Amazon’s Jeff Bezos As A ‘Centi-Billionaire’
New Zealand bans military style weapons used in mosque massacre
Six dead, 30 injured in China chemical plant blast
The Menace Of Pursuing A Dream In Nigeria Tertiary Institutions

The Guardian

U.S. cautions stakeholders on peaceful re-run polls
Talcum powder may cause cancer, experts warn
Why Nigeria’s balance of payment is worrisome, by FSDH research
Four in 10 Britons worried, angry about Brexit
Over 3.6 million Nigerians lack water, sanitation, hygiene, says UNICEF
Gunmen kill lecturer in Enugu after farmers, herders peace meeting
Kaduna PDP condemns el-Rufai’s, deputy’s absence amid killings in Kajuru, others
1,119 electoral offenders are in detention, say police
Computer village operator nabbed for allegedly aiding kidnappers, reconfiguring stolen phones
Stakeholders urge CAF to embrace fair play over TV rights
We will not underrate Seychelles, says Musa
Improved ball-striking ability thrills Oboh
Tiger Woods heading for this year’s Irish Open
Team Braniacs top Mindgames Scrabble Premier League table
Makinde pledges support for Ibadan Club
PDP’s victory in Oyo thwarts South West APC’s political agenda
Okorocha as tragic-comic, no, comic-tragic ‘hero’
APC to set up committee on sharing formula
IPAC urges Buhari to shun losers of Rivers’ guber polls
Turn your body into a fat burning furnace
Resuming workouts after child delivery
Editorial: Collapsed building: The audacity of impunity
Sexual perversions in our country
2019: Word to Nigerian youths
What is the great purpose of education? – Part 3
In remembrance of my dear father
Rack Centre eyes sub-saharan Africa dominance
How to get Nigeria working with ICT
Nigeria misses top five African factoring markets worth N9 trillion
‘Over 5000 unlicenced travel agencies operate in Nigeria’
In search of autonomy for government-owned universities
Why parents should not pressure young children over academics

It’s wrong to say election was militarised, says Gen Buratai, Chief of Army Staff
Militarised elections, worse than military regime – Shonibare, Afenifere Chieftain
Kano re-run: Police restrict human, vehicular movement
INEC set for Lagos supplementary election
Re-Run Polls: IGP Deploys 5 DIGs, 3 AIGs, 15 CPs
Increase In VAT’ll Hurt Businesses, Consumers, OPS Warns
Bauchi Govt Plotting To Implicate Me In Criminal Act — Dogara
Lagos Motor Fair Organiser Seeks Bailout For Auto Sector
Rivers Students Protest Arrest Of 19 Suspected Cultists
NNPC Begins Refineries’ Rehabilitation Project With PHRC Revamp
Mob Burns Suspected Ritualist To Death In Bayelsa
Nigeria More Divided Than During Civil War — Obasanjo
Boko Haram: More Children Die From Lack Of Access To Safe Water Than By Bullets — UNICEF
Corrupting Youngsters
INEC Holds Make-Up Polls In 17 States, FCT Tomorrow
Obaseki Warns Against Disruption Of Activities At Benin Central Mosque
Target Points For Buhari’s Second Term
NIMASA, Stakeholders Seek End To Cabotage Waivers
Benue Guber Re-Run: Tiv Leaders, IPAC Urge Youths, Stakeholders To Eschew Violence
Presidential Poll: Atiku’s Legal Battle May Be A Rip-Off—Gov Bello
CCT Charge: I’ve no case to answer, Onnoghen insists
Polls: FG orders closure of land borders in Adamawa, Benue, Sokoto
INEC sets timelines for Rivers governorship poll
No Bauchi re-run without T/Balewa result, PDP writes INEC
Govt. will no longer invest in excesses of sports federations – Minister
Euro 2020 qualifying results
AFCON 2019 : Nigeria not favourites — Rohr
Ronaldo fined $22,000 by UEFA for celebration gesture
Scotland slump to humiliating 3-0 defeat in Kazakhstan
2baba bags OAU’s honorary fellow award
BBNaija: Why our `romantic’ pairings crashed— Ceec, Lolu, Nina
BBNaija: We genuinely love each other – Teddy A, BamBam
Singer, Mr Eazi postpones March tour due to visa delay

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

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

Compiled by Demola Adefajo

The Punch
Run-offs: Abdulsalami panel meets parties, INEC as police tighten security
Obasanjo denies receiving pay from NOUN as lecturer
Fayose’s trial: I lied to EFCC to help a friend, says Lebanese contractor
Policemen, drivers clash in Lagos, one killed, 10 buses vandalised
PDP NEC meeting: No evil doers will go unpunished, says Dogara
Man kills wife’s suspected lover in Ogun
Run-offs: Abdulsalami panel meets parties, INEC as police tighten security
Obasanjo denies receiving pay from NOUN as lecturer
Call rates may rise as telcos mull tariff review
Ignore court orders interfering in electoral process, CUPP tells INEC
Bad roads not cause of accidents on highways –Fashola
NSE places Diamond Bank shares on full suspension
PDP candidate accuses Lalong of diverting N20bn, gov faults claim
Adeleke v Oyetola: Osun APC, PDP members embark on fasting and prayer
Court rejects request to stop announcement of Rivers election results
Blame game rocks power sector five years after privatisation
Princewill asks INEC to cancel Rivers gov poll, apologise
Tension as trigger-happy cop shoots teenager dead in Lagos
Tension as trigger-happy cop shoots teenager dead in Lagos
Drunk guards attack worshippers going to mosque
Residents panic as refuse takes over Akure
Rainstorm destroys 46 houses in Ekiti
Thunderstorm kills ex-Delta councilor, two other
Police arrest two suspects, one shot dead in foiled robbery attempt
Pregnant woman, children killed in fire —Anambra Police
PDP NEC meeting: No evil doers will go unpunished, says Dogara
PDP candidate accuses Lalong of diverting N20bn, gov faults claim
Ortom says his second term ambition not worth loss of life
Ogun APC chieftain petitions IGP over attack
Airtel opens discussion on NSE listing
US, Nigeria intensify efforts to tackle piracy, others
Onuachu’s height thrills Rohr
Amusan, Quadri get IOC scholarships
Cricket World Cup: Nigeria’s U-19 team close to qualification
Duke of Edinburgh Cup debuts in Nigeria
Nigerian athletes shine at Special Olympics, win nine gold
Abandoned by parents, Tinubu wins gold in Abu Dhabi
US singer, Tamar Braxton wants to feature on Davido’s new album
Editorial: Lessons from the New Zealand, Utrecht terror attacks
We still need leaders with integrity
Pius Adesanmi and a country hard of hearing
This is where Daddy Freeze got it wrong
Why Nigerians voted with their feet (1)

The Nation
Abdusalami Committee brokers Peace as tension grips Bauchi
20 parties to INEC: withhold Iheodioha’s Certificate of Return
Benue will resist manipulation of supplementary poll, Ortom vows
We’ll abide by court ruling on Adamawa guber rerun – INEC
PDP rejects Exparte Order stopping final collation of Bauchi gov election results
Presidency spanks PDP for threatening to stop Buhari
Senators in rowdy session
Three killed in robbers, police battle at Ojo
Insurgency: NAF to take delivery of aircraft
Fireworks in Fayose’s trial as judge, EFCC’s lawyer clash
Court seals Access Bank, Diamond Bank merger
Anxiety heightens ahead of makeup polls in states
APC hits Atiku, PDP over electoral victory claim
Who becomes next Senate President?
Elders warn against interference in Southwest PDP
Rohr confirms Onuachu for first game
Nigeria claims top spot
2019 Spanish Open: Offiong, Azeez battle for spots in main draw
Africa Cup Of Nations Qualifier: Ozomwafor, Onuachu, Udo must take their chances – Garba Lawal
Majek, Low Cup gallop off
AFCON under 23 Qualifiers: Libya beat Dream Team 2-0 in Tunisia
Building collapse: Architects, engineers, builders blame govt
Oil reaches $68 on falling supplies
BudgIT to Saraki, Dogara: make NASS 2019 budget public
Four-million-barrel crude oil target ‘not feasible’
Firm unveils co-working space for entrepreneurs
12 held as thugs attack police sergeant at Mile 12
Police warn vehicle owners
Police: no person died in Oto-Awori clash
Falana’s wife seeks coroner’s inquest over building collapse
Ailing woman requires N5m to stay alive
Dad remanded for defiling 16-year-old daughter
Police detain two officers for allegedly killing NSCDC personnel
El-Rufai ends accident rumour, arrives Nigeria
Wanted: Stricter laws for standards in schools
Educationist harps on relevance of Physical Education
Mind use of insecticides, says don
College employs 17 Fellows
Crawford varsity offers library development service
Surgeon’s new novel targets youths


NNPC Releases Guidelines for 2019 Crude Oil Swap Contract
PDP Petitions NJC over Abortion of Bauchi Gov Election Results Collation
Court refuses to stop collation of Rivers’ election results INEC questions judge’s jurisdiction on post-election…
APC to PDP: You Are Hallucinating
Says 1.6m votes claim ridiculous
More Firms Eye $60tn Green Bond Market for Project Funding
Senate Condemns Militarisation of Electoral Process
Urges president to assent to electoral amendment bill Buhari refuses assent to five bills
13 Persons Feared Dead as Cult Groups Clash in Akwa Ibom, Kogi
Suspected herdsmen kill 10 in Benue community
I’ll Reclaim My Mandate, Atiku Vows
Buhari’s victory will be short-lived, Saraki reassures
Catholic Priest Kidnapped in Enugu Found Dead
House Begins 2019 Budget Defence
Abdulsalami Seeks Peaceful Rerun Election in Nigeria
Inconclusive Polls: Opposition Parties Accuse Buhari, APC of Plotting to Create Constitutional Crisis
Court Orders Arrest of Bayelsa Politician, Two Others over Abduction of DCP Okunola
NCS Arrests Fake NYSC Member with Nigerian Diplomatic Vehicle
Delta Assembly Approves Okowa’s Request to Borrow N7.9bn
Registrar: How NGE Advocacy Led to Reduction of UTME Fees
Supplementary Polls: Nigerians will Treat APC Thugs in Military Uniforms as Fake Soldiers, PDP Threatens
Rivers PDP Berates Ada-George, Graham-Douglas, Others for Hailing Military Invasion
‘Nigeria is Paying the Price for Building National Institutions’
‘Imo Has Been Rescued from the Stranglehold of the Wicked’
Nigeria Loses $400m Annually to Foreign Software Developers
Convergence Triggers Disruption in Telecoms Business, Says ITU
FG to Auction N100bn Bonds March 27
SheTrades Organises Workshop for Female Entrepreneurs
Heritage Bank Supports ICT Innovation
Access, Diamond Celebrate Women
Libya Puts Nigeria’s Olympic Eagles on the Edge with 2-0 Defeat
Egypt’s Top Goalkeeper Withdraws from Friendly with Nigeria
2020 Olympics: 11 Nigerian Athletes Get IOC Scholarship
NPFL: MFM FC Holds Katsina Utd to Extend Group A Lead
WCQ: Nigeria U-19 Cricket Team Upsets Uganda, Remains Unbeaten
African Tour: Ageless Korblah Shoots 67 at Memorare
FIFA Bans Togolese Referee for Life over Bribery
Pros, Veterans Take Centre Stage at Ikeja Golf Club
Push Towards Ending HIV/AIDS Epidemic
Korea Jostles for Slice of Nigeria’s $1B Medical Tourism Spending
‘80% of Primary Healthcare Facilities in Nigeria not Functional’
Glaucoma Responsible for 17% of Blindness in Nigeria, Says NMA
Health Experts Call for Policy on Ban of Mercury in Mining
Association Seeks to Implement ‘Helping Babies Breath’ Programme

Daily Trust
Bauchi gov’ship: INEC challenges court powers to stop collation of results
…Court refuses to stop election results collation in Rivers
‘1.6m votes’ claim: PDP, Atiku suffering from post-poll depression
Imo: 47 parties challenge Ihedioha’s election
Atiku, govs absent at PDP NEC meeting
We’re being attacked over Boeing 737 Max orders – Air Peace CEO
Ebonyi governor criticizes FG’s plan to increase VAT
FEC approves N27.4bn for 185,989 insecurity, flood victims
Buhari’s victory will be short lived – Saraki
‘1.6m votes’ claim: PDP, Atiku now suffering from post-election depression
Why we conduct mass wedding among family members – Emir of Suleja
2018 Hajj: Niger Muslim pilgrims’ board refunds N29m to Govt.
World Happiness Day: Sadness causes premature ageing – Psychologist
Lobi return to winning ways as Pillars down Kada City
Rohr warns South Africa not to play for draw against Libya
11 Nigerian athletes get IOC scholarship ahead 2020 Olympics
How FG generated N3.62trn from VAT in 4 years
NPL: AMCON wants Failed Bank Act reintroduced
FG to auction N100bn bonds March 27
FCT healthcare board laments rise in child mortality
Group calls for street vendors’ recognition
AMAC chairman inaugurates policy advisory committee
Re-thinking our democracy
Youths and state of the nation
Target points for Buhari’s second term
APC, 2023 postulations and national unity
Mob sets suspected criminal, police station ablaze in Kwara
Navy arrests 18 suspected smugglers, ship, 523 bags of rice
Gunmen kill two in Edo
Editorial: New Zealand’s evil mosque attacks
How you can grow your crops better without soil -Expert
Kogi govt to enforce agric produce laws on cashews
FG restates commitment to food sufficiency
Jigawa keeps tabs on schools by effective inspection
Commission approves courses for Crescent University
‘Ukana poly will offer effective teaching’
We’re still negotiating with abductors of Sheikh Sulaiman — Family
Breaking: Gunmen attack worshipers on their way to mosque in Osogbo
Buhari’s Director of Music, Rarara denies report of assassination attempt
Tamar Braxton hints on collaboration with Davido
Davido, others set to perform at Dreamland Festival in U.S.
Court sacks Cross River monarch

The Sun
…APC victory ‘ll be shortlived – Saraki
Rivers elders allege plot to shift results collation to April 2
Buhari rejects 5 NASS Bills
Imo West senatorial seat: Okorocha drags INEC to court over certificate of return
Atiku, APC exchange fire
Tempers rise in Senate over military’s involvement in polls
Bauchi guber: PDP reports judge to NJC
N30,000 minimum wage: FG must discuss VAT hike with stakeholders –Labour
Obasanjo demands apology over alleged N40, 000 NOUN yearly salary
NDLEA uncovers another drug factory in Enugu
Marafa seeks acting CJN, NJC’s intervention on Zamfara appeal
Jigawa inferno sacks community
Elections: Enemies of Rivers struggling to disrupt collation –Wike
PDP guber aspirant congratulates Ihedioha over victory
Plateau guber: Lalong diverted N20bn IDPs fund for re-election –Useni
Why ACF did not support Atiku in 2019 election –Sani
Presidential election: Lawyers list legal hurdles before Atiku
How to restore your computer after being hacked
6 Nigerians to represent Africa at Huawei ICT global competition in China
Airtel Nigeria unveils new number range, ‘0901’
Canon, Golden Effects host private press screening for “MOKALIK”
Facebook rolls out gaming tab feature
Elections: Enemies of Rivers struggling to disrupt collation –Wike
Buhari has performed above expectation – Group
Abdulsalami advocates peaceful supplementary elections in Benue
2019 elections most peaceful in Cross River –Ayade
Foamy urine: A change in your urinary function?
Is back pain really concomitant to aging?
I want to get married!
My father’s plantation
Caught between rock and hard place
Ibom Air: ADC on my mind
Re-founding Nigeria and Buhari’s next level
Adesanmi: The human oxymoron politicians must learn from
Target points for Buhari’s second term
Averting another building collapse
How to restore your computer after being hacked

FEC Okays N27.4b Intervention For Insecurity, Flood Victims
‘1.6m Votes’ Claim: Safeguard Your Database From PDP, Atiku, APC Tells INEC
Appeal Court President Threatens To Punish Any Tribunal Judge Found…
Despite Infrastructure Deficit, Aviation Sector Produced 7 Million…
Bauchi Gov Result Collation: PDP Drags Justice Inyang To NJC
How NGE Advocacy Led to Reduction of UTME Fees ― Registrar
Restructuring: We must continue the struggle ― Atiku
Walk the talks on visa ban, Timi Frank challenges US, UK, others
Senate condemns militarisation of 2019 elections
Collapsed building: LASG must prosecute those responsible ― Bode George
EFCC calls 3 Lebanese to testify in Fayose’s N2.2bn fraud case
Task Force arrests 7 miscreants, cultists over attack at Mile 12
Bayelsa commissioner, father of slain party chieftain testify before panel of inquiry
I did not receive N3bn to run my campaign ― Ogboru
Lafi cannot kill Sugar ― Onilalupon states, charges police to conduct thorough investigation
Forces That Ensured Victory For Dapo Abiodun’s APC In Ogun
Rescuing YCE from internal crisis
Teni Shuts Down Dj Nanni’s Show In New York With Special Appearance
FUT, Minna Signs MoU With Niger State Polytechnic
2.2 million sat for WASSCE in 2018 —Registrar
Why we supported Lagos govt’s shutdown of 45 schools —NAPPS,…
Challenges in education sector are man-made —VC, Kings University

The Guardian
PDP takes Justice Inyang to NJC for halting poll collation
Libya beat U-23 Eagles 2-0
PDP elders flay INEC over purported shift in Rivers collation of results
2019 elections, a rape of democracy, says Labour
Imo workers reject Okorocha’s electronic payment
Court remands man for allegedly raping 16-year-old daughter
MKO Abiola’s family moves to recover Ayobo land
Anxiety as Osun State guber polls petitions tribunal rules tomorrow
Team Nigeria set for beach games in Cape Verde
Sports an essential component of academic activities, says Adebule
Delta ‘imports’ mobile scoreboard for Nigeria, Seychelles match
Junior Green Yellow inch close to South Africa, beat Uganda
Abuja Indian, Pakistani clubs lead as Iris Smart Technologies Cricket League enters week three
Paul Bassey highlights governor’s role in Akwa United’s resurgence
Nigerian athletes get IOC scholarship ahead of Japan 2020 Olympics
IPAC urges Buhari to shun losers of Rivers’ guber polls
Scared of getting Ambode treatment, Obaseki’s loyalists suspend Airhiavbere
‘We wanted to erase impression that Southeast hates Buhari’
Watch: Sarz Releases Visuals For “Good Morning Riddim”
Advocating for better gender balance in Nigeria’s workforce
Talent gain vs. brain drain
Evaluating the state of media in the age of fake news
Editorial: The military and electoral process
‘When quality is compromised, the nation suffers’
Common sense in religion – Part 2
Collapse of school building and burden of stricter legislation
What is the great purpose of education? – Part 2
AMCON seeks reintroduction of Failed Bank Act
MTN revenue climbs on data, serves 20m Nigerians exclusively
Experts demand better condition to enhance investment
NSE suspends trading in Diamond Bank shares
SOS children’s villages spend N50m to upgrade eight schools in Lagos
Lagos, Ogun lead registration for Cowbellpedia quiz competition
Lessons from United States’ education scandal
Rising cases of oral diseases associated with AIDS, cancer
What is respiratory tract infection?
UPU America organises free medical outreach for Deltans
Nigeria losing war against drug abuse


Rivers election impasse: PDP, ADP differ on way forward
Bauchi: Why Gov. Abubakar is battling
Supplementary Polls: Nigerians will treat thugs in military uniforms as fake soldiers – PDP
2019 polls: INEC setting dangerous precedence under Yakubu- Dogara
Power Sector Loses N113bn As Experts List Challenge
Amazing 31 Women Who Made List In President Buhari’s Second Term
CBN And The Economy, Going Forward
The Utility Of Legislature’s Ranking Rule
Making CBN’s Palm Oil Boost Package Work
The Utility Of Legislature’s Ranking Rule
What We Want From Okowa — Ohanaeze
JAMB Allays Candidates’ Fears Over Biometrics
Abia Lawmaker Begs FG To Fix Aba-Ikot Ekpene Road
Nigeria’s 2019 Polls: The Good, The Bad And The Ugly
Police Kill 4 Robbers That Shot NYSC Members In Delta
Kwankwaso Sues For Peace In Kano Ahead Of Re-Run
AMCON Calls For Re-Introduction Failed Bank Act
NSE Suspends Diamond Bank Shares
I’m Leaving No Debt For Incoming Gov In Nasarawa — Al-Makura
FG Begins Curriculum Dev’t For Internet Safety Schools
Insecurity: NAF Deploys 1,300 Special Forces In Zamfara, Benue
PDP, Atiku in post-election trauma, depression – APC
Militarisation of 2019 elections
10 feared dead in fresh herdsmen attack on Guma LGA of Benue
Court fixes April 3 to hear contempt charge against Oshiomhole
The court will restore my stolen mandate – Atiku
Obasanjo denies collecting money from NOUN as lecturer
Bauchi Gov Poll: Court adjourns hearing on INEC’s bid to resume collation of results
Yakub emerges as Gbajabiamila’s first challenger
INEC commences movement of sensitive materials in Plateau today
Rivers: AAC disclaims relationship with APC
Don’t bench Balogun, Brighton boss tells Rohr
Bash Ali vows to prove critics wrong
Libya stuns Olympic Eagles 2-0
Seychelles players who can cause Eagles problems
FIFA WWC: Why I called home-based players—Falcons coach
My wife beats me for getting home late, man tells court
How my ex battered me for years — Fortune
My displeasure with Nigerian youths — Omotola
Sex without orgasm a waste of energy — Actress, Uche Ogbodo
MO Abudu’s ‘Chief Daddy’ makes Netflix
Obafemi Awolowo University honours 2Baba

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

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

Compiled by Demola Adefajo

The Punch
PDP, Atiku: INEC’s server shows we beat Buhari with 1.6 million votes
CUPP alleges plan to depose Sultan of Sokoto, Emir of Kano
Obasanjo earns N40,000 as NOUN lecturer —VC
Engage capable hands to run economy, Akande urges Buhari
Senate okays N30,000 as new national minimum wage
North-Central APC Reps want speakership
How UNILAG alumnus raped, stole student’s underwear – Police
How my aide died after making statement to EFCC —Obanikoro
FG mulls 50% hike in VAT, others to pay minimum wage
Man beats wife to death for disrespect
2019 budget: MTEF suffers another setback
Obasanjo earns N40,000 as NOUN lecturer —VC
Man accuses police of turning assault case against him
Refineries lost N132bn in 2018, says NNPC
15-year-old pupil drowns in Lagos river
Ondo to name OSUSTECH after ex-gov Agagu
Seven die as truck plunges into Kogi river
Suspected cultists invade Edo schools, injure pupils
Command arrests three suspected kidnappers
Ogun residents blame LG chairman as drainage project threatens lives, property
Victims recall experience at racist Lagos Chinese restaurant
No court has nullified my candidature, says Omo-Agege
Polls: Buratai avoids question on military’s interference
INEC challenges ruling as court stops Bauchi gov poll results’ collation
Zamfara APC crisis: Marafa urges Bulkachuwa to constitute appeal panel
Bandits are stockpiling arms, Zamfara gov raises alarm
NNPC considers extending gas pipeline to Algeria
No plan to sell Lagos trade fair complex — FG
Nigeria needs to reduce tax compliance costs – PwC
Sustainable development goals require $55bn annually, says FG
French court convicts Koffi Olomide for rape of 15-year-old dancer
Warner studios head steps down after reported affair with actress
Lassa fever, meningitis, cholera killed 156 Nigerians in 2019 — NCDC
FG’ll prioritise health expenditure in 2019 — Udoma
The career woman and childbearing delay: A clinical view
‘Avoid uncontrolled use of pain killer drugs’
Quality sleep boosts immunity — Consultant
‘Getting adequate sleep vital to living healthy lives’
Nigeria’s Internet speed ranks low amid rising 3G, 4G subscriptions
Initiatives to reduce data cost important — Ehimuan-Chiazor
Data warehousing will aid digital economy – Experts
GIGM unveils enterprise partner model
Editorial: Saving Nigeria from building collapse
Democracy the wilful lady
Resumption of oil exploration in Ogoni
Dear Lagos, before you demolish

The Nation
PDP rejects Exparte Order stopping final collation of Bauchi gov election results
Election results: Taraba lifts curfew on Jalingo
Court dismisses suit challenging Makinde’s candidacy
Bauchi: INEC to proceed with supplementary elections
Akpabio serves Ekpenyong petition to appear at tribunal
Tempers rise as INEC gets set for makeup elections
Senate passes N30,000 minimum wage bill
Govt mulls VAT increase
No document to back my claims on Fayose, says ex-minister
Tinubu: I’m not in Kano
Buhari, service chiefs meet in Abuja
Boeing chief executive speaks on crash of Max 8 aircraft
Asaba court ruling has no effect on my election, says Omo-Agege
Reps to investigate Kaduna Killings
Saraki, PDP plotting to hijack 9th NASS leadership, Nabena alleges
APC Reps North Central caucus demands Speaker’s seat
Kano Rerun: Group seeks credible, hitch-free poll
Kwara debt portfolio hits N30.2b
2019 Spanish Open: Offiong, Azeez battle for honours in singles
Pre-Eagles Clash friendly: Ethiopia U23 hammer Seychelles 4-0
2023 W/World Cup: South Africa battles for hosting right
Sir Jim Ratcliffe bent on buying Chelsea from Abramovich
New findings rubbishes ‘No sex better athlete’ Claims
ICC U-19 Cricket World Cup Africa Qualifiers: Nigeria winning streak continues
24 states enact CPS
Social Security expansion to get serious hearing in U.S. House
PTAD chief wins Africa personality award
Govt eyes concessional loans to reduce rising debt costs
Fed Govt adjusts 2019 MTEF
Senate may pass budget 2019 in April
Lagos marks 149 buildings for demolition
Police arrest three in Ikorodu police station attack
Ambode, UNILAG VC advise workers on retirement
‘How alumni raped UNILAG student, stole her underwear’
Police seek amnesty for criminals in Taraba
Tricyclist rapes teenager, threatens to kill dad for involving police
Kleb Shout group for Europe, US tour
I’m okay, Etinosa assures fans
Aramide performs at 2019 SXSW Festival
Canon hosts private press screening of Kunle Afolayan’s ‘MOKALIK’
Establishment Lounge to host My Hood Live Concert 2.0
MultiChoice Talent Factory networking portal goes live
Editorial: Rubbles of death

Trading in Fixed Income, Currency Market Rises 27% to N19trn
In Compliance With Court Order, INEC Halts Collation of Guber Election Results in Bauchi
Senate Approves N30,000 as National Minimum Wage
One Person Killed, 10 Injured in Osun Boundary Dispute
Nigeria’s Democracy May Collapse, PDP South-west Caucus Cries out
NNPC Extends Gas Pipeline to Algeria, Advances Northern Oil Search
Court Judgment Rekindles Delta APC Crisis
•I remain senator-elect, says Omo-Agege
Relief for PSG as UEFA Drops Financial Probe
Creating Effective Organisational Boards
APC Will Not be Allowed to Rig Supplementary Elections, PDP Assures
Navy Tackles Rising Cases of Illegal Fishing, to Acquire Dedicated Vessels
Boeing Faces Growing Scrutiny in Ethiopian Crash Probe
Enforcing Building Insurance
Only the Best D’Tigers for World Cup, Says Nwora
FCMB Restates Commitment to Healthy Living for Employees
Access, Diamond Celebrates Women
CBN Has Addressed Gender Disparities, Says Emefiele
Golden Sugar Affirms Commitment to Business Growth
There’s Still Dust in The Air
Okpekpe Organisers Give Timeline for Registration of Athletes
Periwinkle Lifestyle Estate Unveils BBN Star, Nina as Brand Ambassador

Daily Trust
…NNPC confident of meeting oil production target — Baru
Security chiefs meet Buhari
Cyclone: Buhari condoles with Mozambique, Zimbabwe, Malawi
Senate passes N8.83trn 2019 budget for second reading
FG, partners Google on online safety curriculum
Boeing to release ‘related’ pilot training on 737 Max
World Happiness Day: Nigerians remain happy amidst hardship, insecurity
Group lauds Buhari’s economic policies
Bauchi guber poll: APC lauds INEC’s decision to obey court order, as PDP kicks
FG to auction N100bn bonds on March 27
Bauchi: INEC complies as court halts re-generating results
Shettima, Adeola among top scoring senators
Reps to probe militarization of 2019 polls
Seychelles storm Nigeria as Dream Team set for Libya showdown
Only the best will make D’Tigers’ World Cup team – Nwora
‘Okagbare, Amusan, Brume won’t sweat to meet 2020 Olympics standard’
Nigeria records air traffic growth with 10m domestic passengers
Real reasons Lagos-Abeokuta free train was suspended
NNPC to extend Ajaokuta-Kano gas pipeline to Algeria
N/Central Reps push for speakership
Court dissolves 9-year-old marriage as wife starves husband of sex
Police nab car thieves at PDP HQ in Abuja
Not democracy at gunpoint
Kano re-run and the game of 2023
Lessons from Ethiopia and New Zealand
Our poisonous elections
NEW ZEALAND: PM vows never to say mosque attacker’s name
Mozambique, Zimbabwe: Cyclone Idai triggers massive disaster
KAZAKHSTAN: Kazakh leader Nazarbayev resigns after three decades
Ex-student raped UNILAG undergraduate, stole her underwear, witness alleges in court
Driver bags 6 months jail for attempted theft
2 men to die by hanging for robbing night club at gun point
Editorial: Avoid a new debt trap
One building collapse too many
Ethiopian Airline’s tragic crash
Minimum Wage: Labour urges FG to commence implementation before May 1
Just in: Senate approves N30,000 as national minimum wage
FG restates commitment to food sufficiency
Why FG must revive cotton farming in Nigeria – KADCCIMA
Nigeria farmer king goes for growth
WAEC to review workers’ salaries soon – official
Cultists invade school in Edo, injure students
78 CBT centres ready for JAMB in Lagos
UNEA: Global pledge against degraded planet, plastics menace
Throw out plastic to cut ‘sanitary footprint’
‘Budgetary allocation inadequate to address environmental challenges’
UPDATED: Court bars INEC from resuming collation of Bauchi Guber poll result

The Sun
FG to rebuild battered Nigerian unity -Runsewe
Govt adjusted MTEF/FSP for 2019 budget –Minister
Cultists invade school in Benin, injure many students
Bayelsa: Commissioner, father of slain party chieftain testify before panel of inquiry
Obaseki, experts, other stakeholders appraise Edo-BEST programme
Rivers: Stop daydreaming, PDP tells Amaechi
C’River NASS poll: Ndoma-Egba, Esor, 9 others file petitions at tribunal
Corruption responsible for building collapse in Nigeria –Nwafulugo, first Okopoly female rector
Buhari should be father to all -Mustapha
Frills of 2019 presidential election
Transcorp declares N22.4bn PBT
Election without integrity farce – Obasanjo
Reps probe military involvement in 2019 polls
Presidential polls: Why Buhari’s victory must be annulled – Atiku
Ikot Ekpene senatorial tussle: Akpabio drags Ekpenyong to tribunal
Rivers guber poll: Ignore APC’s call for interference, IPAC tells Buhari
Ekere’s claim of guber victory spurious – Akwa Ibom elders
Target points for Buhari’s second term
Accord concordiale: The continuous search for Nigeria’s elusive unity (19)
The place of divorce in both old and new testaments (5)
Rangers’ Kenneth Abana is dying
‘Speaking thru’ somebody’ incorrect
Forex restriction and the textile industry
Appreciating Ugwuanyi’s renewed mandate at 55
The place of legacy in a nation’s history
Agriculture and the 2019 budget
Forex restriction and the textile industry
Celebrating Gov. Ugwuanyi at 55
Gender equality and sustainable development
Osun youths protest IBEDC’s electricity disconnection

In 9 Mins, Nigerian Woman, Chiaka Thelma, Gives Birth To Sextuplets In US Hospital
Bauchi: We Shall Comply With Court Order, But ― INEC
Cyclone: Buhari Condoles With Mozambique, Zimbabwe, Malawi
Bandits In Zamfara Better Equipped Than Military ― Gov Yari
Obanikoro Concludes Testimony In N2.2bn Fraud Charges Against Fayose
Bauchi PDP urges INEC to be fair, just
PDP rejects ex-parte order stopping Bauchi guber results collation
FG considers 50 per cent hike in VAT, to guarantee new Minimum Wage
My joys about Seyi Makinde’s emergence ― Alaafin
Nigerians will not vote in vain ― PDP
Two students injured as suspected cultists invade two schools in Benin
Stop chasing shadows, Oyo APC tells governor-elect
South-West PDP elders decry 2019 polls
FG to spend N43.5bn on child immunisation in 2019 ― Akabueze
International Women’s Day: Emefiele advocates gender equality

My Husband Wanted To Use Me, Our 3 Kids For Rituals, Divorce-Seeking Wife
Cassava To Ethanol Plant To Begin Operation In Ondo
Emefiele laments Nigeria’s loss $10bn forex annually from oil…
Airtel shares forfeiture claims are false, Ecobank Group subsidiary…
One Dead As Gunman Opens Fire In Utrecht
32 dead as train derails in DRC’s Kasai province
US and Russian diplomats to hold Venezuela talks in Italy
Over 89 dead as Cyclone Idai leaves trail of destruction in Zimbabwe
I’m Intrigued By Organic Growth In Nollywood — Ijeoma Richard
‘A lot of people felt I was too young to do Aso-Ooke business’
Essential financial management personality traits
LAPO educates women on health, family issues
Preventing Being Consumed By The Fire Of Extra Marital Affairs


NASS To Pass N8.8trn 2019 Budget April 2
Court Halts Collation Of Bauchi Gov’ship Poll Results
PMB Meets Security Chiefs In Aso Rock
Senate Okays N30,000 Minimum Wage Presidential Polls: PDP, Atiku Have Evidence To Win At Tribunal – Counsel
Supplementary Polls: Dino Melaye To Lead International Human Rights Observers
Saraki Plans To Hijack 9th Senate By Enthroning Its Leadership -Nabena
Dangote: Focusing On Road Development
Minjin Drops “Yanga” Video
Burna Boy Appears In First Commercial As Brand Ambassador
Sinach’s “Way Maker” Hits Over 100m Views On Youtube
US Oil Output Set To Rise By 85,000bpd
NSC Condemns Imposition Of Surcharges On Nigerian-bound Cargoes
AfDB Earmarks $25bn On Climate Change Initiative
Oil Prices Spike
Perm Sec Gets Management Award
Civil Service Has Been Polluted–Mrs Agaba
Perm Sec Gets Management Award Dangote: Focusing On Road Development
AfDB Earmarks $25bn On Climate Change Initiative
Oil Prices Spike
IBEDC Protests Spate Of Assault On Staff
Imo: Between Okorocha’s Iberiberism And Ihedioha’s Liberation
Ogun, Amosun And The Defeat Of A Godfather
APC Stripped Of Value, But For PMB – Niger Delta Minister
SDP Gov’ship Task Supporters to Vote Enmass in Adamawa Rerun
Iris Smart Cricket League: Abuja Indians, Pakistanis Maintain Perfect Start
Sovereign Trust Insurance To Host Open Golf Tournament
Pochettino Picks Barcelona As Favourites To Win Champions League
EDITORAL: Combating Kidney Ailments
BPC Moves To Bridge Consumer Digital Payment Challenges
NSE Trains Stakeholders On Sustainability Reporting
NSE-ASI Dips Further By 0.14%
NIBSS Upgrades To Handle 600m PoS Transactions
Africa Accounts For 4% Of Global Air Transport – ICAO
Emefiele Pledges More Support For Women Entrepreneurs
Access, Diamond Bank Host Women’s Day Confab
Prices Of Food Stuff Drop In February – NBS

The Guardian
Court stops INEC from collating, declaring Bauchi guber result
FG yet to remove 5% VAT in air transport
Providus Bank celebrates Soyinka on World Poetry Day
Lagos Country Club tells Buhari to avoid past mistakes
Catholic bishops implore El-Rufai to convene stakeholders’ meeting over killings
U.S. ex-ambassador, Campbell, says Nigeria’s presidential election bad news for democracy
FG wades into FUOYE crisis as VC replies to petition
Archbishop calls for stakeholders’ meeting to end Kajuru crisis
Abducted APC chieftains seek nullification of Rivers council election
No scoreboard for Eagles, Seychelles AFCON qualifier
Nigeria begins quest for Tokyo 2020 football ticket against Libya today
CAS upholds PSG’s petition against UEFA over FFP
AFA Sports thrilled by Civil Defenders’ Africa Elite Eight feat
Joshua, Wilder undisputed heavyweight title fight handed fresh hope
Team Nigeria in high spirit, departs for Ghana
How we were abducted on election day, by APC stalwarts, soldiers
‘Tinubu not dabbling in elections matters’
Sokoto and INEC’s inconclusive decision
Okorocha’s iberiberism versus stature of Southeast delegates in Ninth Senate
Disney To Acquire 21st Fox Century Today
The Taj Mahal: “Crown of the Palaces”
Jay-Z Among Eclectic Lineup For Woodstock 50 Festival
Editorial: Restructuring Nigeria: Another way forward
What is the great purpose of education?
Not democracy at gunpoint
Kusa, Ndigbo in Lagos and politics of ethnicity – Part 2
That we may win our nation
Cereals import, export challenges worry stakeholders
Local producers task government on improving quality of infrastructure
SEC, stakeholders seek pro-capital market measures in national budget
Access Bank seals N15 billion green bond issuance deal
‘How app will rescue businesses in Nigeria’
Professionals claim ERP application vital to digital, business growth
‘States should support fibre expansion’
Firm launches solution to ease food, parcel delivery

Breaking: INEC challenges court order on Bauchi electionl
Presidential Poll: INEC credited invalid votes to Buhari, Atiku tells Tribunal
Buhari’s image, only reason why APC is still intact – N’Delta minister
Breaking: You can’t proceed with Bauchi gov result collation, Court tells INEli
Stray Bullet Kills 18-Yr-Old In Lagos During Police Gunfight With Cultists, Kidnappers
FG Plans 50% Increase In VAT, Other Taxes
Ndomaegba Heads To Tribunal Over Loss Of Senate Seat
For Independent INEC: Adopt Judicial Model (2)
Edo House Raises 6-Man Transition C’ttee
Bonny Light Price Hits $68.09, As Nigeria’s Output Declines
Oborevwori Commends Deltans For Renewing Okowa’s Mandate
Bayelsa’s Monthly Salary Bill Rises By N107m
Why APC Lost In Akwa Ibom — PDP Elders
Pro-Amaechi Elders’ Call For Buhari’s Intervention, Wicked, Devilish —IPAC
Amnesty: Calls For Dokubo’s Sack Stirs Protest In P-Harcourt
SUBOMI BALOGUN: His Faith, His Taste, His Class
MultiChoice Talent Factory Networking Portal Launched In Lagos
Lagos Building Collapse: Ambode Set Up Five-Man C’ttee To Probe Ita-Faaji Tragedy
Appoint Party’s National Secretary Now, APC Leaders Told
5Buhari, APC Warned Against Interference In Rerun Gov Polls
Appreciating Ugwuanyi’s Renewed Mandate @ 55
Petition: My case against Buhari, by Atiku
Bandits in Zamfara better equipped than the military – Yari
2019 Budget Defense: This is not the time to travel, Senate warns ministers, heads of MDAS
Suspected cultists invade school in Edo, injure many students
Breaking: NASS approves N30k as minimum wage
Daniel vows never to abandon Atiku
Bauchi: Why Gov. Abubakar is battling
Rivers: As INEC rolls out plan, APC calls for redeployment of REC
Senate President: Concern in APC as Lawan, Goje, Ndume heat contest
Breaking: INEC challenges court order on Bauchi election
AFCON : Super Eagles hold first training session in Asaba
Kane insists club rivalries will not split England camp
Ibrahimovic lambasts Ferguson’s Class of 92 for Pogba criticism
Europe-based budding stars get Olympic call-ups in Africa
France issues arrest warrants for two Russian ex-athletics officials
How can I convince her dad I won’t beat her again?
Mum has stolen our inheritance
Why won’t he tell me why he dumped me?
I need to get rid of his best friend!
Koffi Olomide jailed for raping 15 year-old girl

Implement minimum wage before May 1, labour charges FG

Minimum Wage: Labour urges FG to commence implementation before May

The Nigeria Labour Congress (NLC) has called on the Federal Government to commence the implementation of the new National Minimum Wage for workers in the country before the May Day Celebration.

Mr Najeem Yasin, Acting President of NLC, said this in an interview with the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) on Tuesday in Abuja.

He commended the Senate for approving the minimum wage bill of N30,000 on Tuesday and called on President Muhammadu Buhari to quickly sign the bill into law.

NAN recalls that the House of Representatives had earlier approved N30,000 as new national minimum wage before embarking on break for the 2019 general election.

The Nigeria Governors Forum had proposed N24,000 while the Federal Government forwarded N27,000 to the National Assembly.

“We commend the Senate for passing the minimum wage bill of N30,000 but the battle for the minimum wage was not yet over; workers will not rest until the bill is signed and implemented.

“But it is not yet over because we want them to make sure that the process gets to the logical conclusion and for the quick implementation of that N30,000. Nigerian workers are happy and commend them.

“We want the federal government to ensure its implementation before the May Day celebration, which is the Workers Day celebration. Government should greet workers with the commencement of the implementation,” the labour leader said.

Yasin, who is also the National President of National Union of Road Transport Workers (NURTW), called on the federal government to ensure effective sanctions for employers who refused to implement the N30,000 National Minimum Wage.

“We have been fighting for this N30,000 for a long time and the governors have been opposed to it. But now, it has been passed. Nigerian workers are now looking forward to the signing the bill into law,” Yasin said.

Mr Amechi Asugwuni, NLC Deputy President, also called on President Mohammadu Buhari to follow the path of honour and immediately sign into law the new pay rise document once he received it.

He, however, disagreed on call by the Senate for a review of the Revenue Sharing formulae which gave federal government 56 percent, states 24 and local government 20 percent.

He argued that the minimum wage bill was an independent bill which should not be subjected to adjustments in sharing formulae by the Revenue Mobilization and Fiscal Commission.

According to him, such calls could further slow down the already overdue implementation of the new minimum wage.

Also, Mr Joe Ajaero, President, United Labour Congress (ULC), commended the Senate for the passage of the N30,000 minimum wage.

Ajaero called on the federal government to ensure that the process of the national minimum wage implementation should not be beyond March and April.

“Government should ensure that this year May Day should be a day to celebrate the implementation of the national minimum wage. I want to say that by May 1, all employers of Labour should have implemented it,” he added.(NAN)

Senate approves N30,000 minimum wage

BREAKING: Senate approves N30,000 minimum wage

Sunday Aborisade, Abuja

The Senate on Tuesday approved N30, 000 as the new national minimum wage with an appeal to the Federal Government to start the implementation immediately to prevent the organised labour from embarking on strike to demand the payment.

The acting Chairman of the Senate ad-hoc committee on National Minimum Wage Bill, Senator Francis Alimikhena, while delivering the report also said a fine of N75, 000 has been imposed on firms that refuse to comply with the wage payment.

The panel also recommended the urgent review of the revenue-sharing formula, which will enhance the states to pay the new minimum wage.

The committee urged the Minister of Finance and her counterparts in the Budget and National Planning to as a matter of urgency, compute and forward to the National Assembly, for inclusion in the 2019 budget, the actual amount required for the new minimum wage.

Leader of the Senate, Ahmad Lawan, wondered why the fine for non-compliance jumped from N5, 000 as recommended by the executive to N75, 000.

He commended the Federal Government for fulfilling its promise to the Nigerian workers and urged the organised labour to reciprocate the gesture by being more productive.

Senator James Manager described as unfortunate, the fact that some state governments had yet to apply the N18, 000 minimum wage.

Minority Leader, Biodun Olujimi, noted that the review of the revenue-sharing formula would enable more state governments to pay the new wage.

Senator Barnabas Gemade noted that the bill was passed promptly to show that the National Assembly was committed to the welfare of the workers.

Senator Andrew Uchendu, said the tripartite committee should hold regular meetings with a view to constantly review the minimum wage.

Under the current sharing arrangement, the Federal Government takes 56 per cent, states receive 24 per cent while the local governments share the remaining 20 per cent.

The Senate in the committee of the whole approved all the recommendations contained in the report.

Senate President, Bukola Saraki, urged the Federal Government to pay the new minimum wage without delay instead of waiting for the workers to go on strike to demand the implementation.

Credit: The Punch

News Headlines Mar 19, 2019. Headlines From Nigeria’s Major Newspapers

News Headlines Mar 19, 2019. Headlines From Nigeria’s Major Newspapers

Compiled by Demola Adefajo

The Punch
Run-offs: APC, PDP woo voters with money, gifts, lobby other parties
Ogun APC warns banks against granting Amosun loans, overdrafts
CCT opens trial against Onnoghen, calls first witness
PDP, Atiku assemble 400 witnesses against Buhari’s victory
My two remaining months, a long distance, says Amosun
Alleged withdrawals: Imo doesn’t have N17bn, Okorocha tells Ihedioha
Man kills brother-in-law over N30,000 debt in Ondo
Trader accuses LASG officials of extortion during demolition of distressed building
Success’ viral video: Delta suspends school head, sets up panel
Ogun APC warns banks against granting Amosun loans, overdrafts
A challenging week of rubbles or rubble?
CCT opens trial against Onnoghen, calls first witness
Rep-elect presents certificate of return to MC Oluomo
Fayose’s trial: Court admits Obanikoro dead aide’s statement
Court sacks Omo-Agege faction of Delta APC
Out-of-school children’s parents may face trial —FG
Fans go wild over Messi’s stunning chip
Man kills brother-in-law over N30,000 debt in Ondo
Trader accuses LASG officials of extortion during demolition of distressed building
Alleged money ritual victim not our worker – NOHIL
Six killed in Cross River cult, communal clashes
UNILAG gang rape: Change of counsel stalls trial
Court sentences man to death for robbing, shooting stepmother, stepsister
10 killed in Imo cult clash
Teenager loses sight in Oyo after alleged SARS torture
Four rescued from another Lagos building collapse
Don’t cause crisis in Kano, group warns residents
Ajimobi, APC vow to reclaim Oyo from Makinde, PDP in 2023
Why I worked against Abiodun –Adebutu
PDP chief asks INEC to allow Atiku access to electoral materials
Five firms bid for Afam, Yola power companies
Textile industry: Emefiele faults LCCI position on forex restriction
Money is not for spending
FG recorded N977bn expenditure shortfall in 2017 — FRC
FG to redeem N139.6bn Treasury bills, bonds …as CBN auctions N48.6bn T-bills this week
Nigeria’s export to France, Spain, three others hit N2.286tn
Seychelles clash: England-based duo, Ighalo land in Asaba
Tani: The child refugee turned New York chess champion
Awoniyi, Nwakali for Libya U-23 AFCON tie
Dennerby invites 30 home-based players ahead of World Cup
La Liga: Struggling Rayo Vallecano sack coach Michel
JAMB partners security agencies on cyber crime, malpractices
JUNSTI pleads with Al-Makura to implement 2013 promotion
Ado Poly inaugurates 42 advisory c’ttees, promotes 145 workers
AAU charges senior staff on productivity
UNILORIN to build 6,000 capacity lecture theatres — Director
All AOCOED courses have full accreditation — Provost
Warner studios head steps down after reported affair with actress
How to manage Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder
Dementia can also affect young people – Neurologist
Early detection, treatment can curb oral disease, says Adewole
‘Getting adequate sleep vital to living healthy lives’
Initiatives to reduce data cost important — Ehimuan-Chiazor
Nigeria’s Internet speed ranks low amid rising 3G, 4G subscriptions
Data warehousing will aid digital economy – Experts
GIGM unveils enterprise partner model
Editorial: Maritime sector needs urgent rescue
Transition gap: A looters’ charter
Dear Lagos, before you demolish
Endless glowing tributes on Pius Adesanmi
Female empowerment: The example from Anambra

The Nation
C/River tribunal receives petitions from Ndoma-Egba, 10 others
Plateau: rerun election will be walk over, says Lalong
Akpabio approaches tribunal to reclaim mandate
APC chieftain to INEC: you’ve a lot to tell Nigerians on Bauchi election
Bauchi: Row over INEC’s decision to resume collation of result
Boko Haram terrorists attack Adamawa community
PDP alleges intimidation of collation officers
Why I ordered Onnoghen’s suspension, by CCT chair
Anxiety in Benue, Kano, Bauchi ahead of elections
Soldiers recall night of horror in Rivers
CBN eyes $10b revenue from palm oil
How we probed suspended CJN, by CCB investigator
Freight forwarders deplore port concession
NBA president’s trial: Defence seeks summary of witnesses’ evidence
Presidential election: PDP, Atiku file petition a day to deadline
Akwa Ibom: How underdog tag helped Emmanuel
Power of elections
Ibarapa agitates for Oyo Speaker
‘Sanwo-Olu will not disappoint Lagosians’
Group accuses Ebonyi APC governorship candidate of diverting campaign funds
Southern Kaduna community blasts El-Rufai for bias, arrest of leaders
AFCON Qualifier: Ighalo, Iwobi, Ajayi early birds in Eagles’ camp
Yobo to Gernot Rohr: Use Seychelles tie to test new legs
Real Betis fans shun defeat to hail rampaging Messi
Inter Milan slam £68million price tag on Mauro Icardi
Crotch-grabbing celebration: Ronaldo to face UEFA hammer
ICC U-19 Cricket World Africa Qualifier: Nigeria beats Namibia to continue good run
Freight forwarders deplore port concession
Our results show exceptional financial health, says Zenith Bank
New CAC for Apapa port
NB pioneers first solar powered brewery
‘Enterprises in fear of post-digitilisaton’
Tide against commercial motorcyclists, tricyclists
Drama as LASEMA, LASBCA disagree on collapsed building
Sanwo-Olu condemns cases of Lagos collapsed buildings
‘I’m afraid of returning to school’
Kosoko to APC winners: your victory historic
EFCC arraigns suspected visa racketeer
Court remands factory worker for defiling three year-old girl
Kaduna: 6,000 babies at risk of HIV in 2019 – UNICEF
Robber to hang for shooting, matcheting step-mum, step-sister
Blackface reignites feud with 2Baba in a diss track ‘War’
Ice Prince thrills Abuja fans at food expo
NFVCB to introduce security seal, curb unwholesome films
Ibadan communities celebrate electricity after 15 years blackout – News
Karma and the parable of ‘Filadefia’
Editorial: Neither here nor there

BPE Receives Five Bids for Yola Disco, Afam Genco
Gunmen Kill Army Commander
Firm to Support Solar Entrepreneurs
LCCI Faults Forex Ban on Textile Products
Samsung Has Transformed Nigeria into FPSO Construction Hub, Says NCDMB
APC to Challenge C’River Elections Outcome at Tribunal
Doorstep Dispatch Services Firm Unveiled.
Complete Abeokuta-Ibadan Rail Project Before May, FG Orders CCECC
Dennerby Calls 30 Home-based Players to Camp
Shell: Erosion of Business Environment May Affect Our Nigerian Operations
Success’s Viral Video: Delta Suspends Head Teacher over Illegal Fees
Benue PDP Petitions IG over Supplementary Governorship Poll
Judge’s Absence Stalls Arraignment of Ex-NIA DG, Wife
NPFL: Bassey Dedicates Akwa Utd’s Victory over Heartland to Gov Udom
Odegha Surges into NNPC GMD’s Cup Lead
Marked Lagos Building Collapses during Demolition
Panic in Bauchi as Gunmen Kill Army Garrison Commander
Constituents Have Rights to Question, Correct Me, Says Senator Adeola
Bauchi APC Kicks against INEC’s Decision on Guber Election
Dennerby Calls 30 Home-based Players to Camp

Daily Trust
Shekarau, Mandiya, Ndume top lawmakers with highest votes
Onnoghen charged before investigation concluded, CCT told
Alleged fraud: Suspended SEC DG Gwarzo to know fate April 12
EFCC gets court’s nod to amend charge against Babachir Lawal
Fayose’s trial: Court admits dead man’s statement
NSCIA condemns New Zealand terrorist attacks
JUST IN: Boko Haram attacks Michika town in Adamawa
Money laundering: Court fixes April 17 for NBA president’s trial
Bauchi governorship election: APC tells INEC not to give undue advantage to PDP
Bauchi poll: Gov Abubakar meets Buhari, as INEC resumes collation today
APC seeks cancellation of C’River gov’ship poll
PDM heads to court over Bauchi gov’ship
Ighalo, Iwobi, others storm Eagles’ camp ahead Seychelles clash
Ogbeide proud despite Champions League exit
France 2019: Dennerby calls 30 home players to camp
CBN approves single digit interest loan for oil palm investors
Traders protest FG’s re-concession of Lagos Trade Fair complex
BPE confirms receipt of bids for Yola DiSco, Afam
FCT rerun polls: I will not rig to win elections, says Kuje chair
Group declares support for Kwali APC candidate
Ice Prince thrills Abuja fans at food expo
The CP in Kano: Man of the moment
Unleashed power of zero
INEC’s floundering and inconclusive elections
Party supremacy, NASS leadership and the Presidency
Re-founding the Nigerian State and Buhari’s Next Level
SAUDI ARABIA: Crown prince ‘stripped of some authority’
ZAMBIA: Hundreds apply for M/East maid, driver jobs
THE NETHERLANDS Shooting: Police arrest suspect after 3 killed
Man bags death sentence for robbing, attacking own 90-year-old mother with machete
Alleged defilement: Confusion in court as suspect absconds
Teacher accused of raping colleague to know fate May 9
Editorial: One building collapse too many
Kannywood mourn Producer Rabiu Haruna
British actor Idris Elba plays Nigerian DJ in new series
Experts demand action on dangerous mercury use in gold mining
2019: Should INEC exercise prosecutorial powers?
China strengthens patent, investment laws

The Sun
EFCC clamps down on outgoing govs
Gov to sue INEC over decision to resume collation of results in Bauchi
Court sacks senator-elect, Omo-Agege, others
Atiku, PDP file petition against Buhari’s victory
…Party tasks soldiers on March 23 supplementary polls
Rivers: Security threatens, intimidates electoral, collation officers
Atiku, PDP file petition against Buhari’s victory
Obi of Onitsha calls for revival of reading culture
Obiano reviews 5-year governance
Trade Fair traders protest re-concession of complex
NAF boss makes case for qualitative education
Building collapse: Lagos’ll experience urban renewal under my tenure –Sanwo-Olu
No certificate of return for Okorocha, INEC insists
Poll lapses: Blame card reader, not Buhari, group tells Obi
Election victory: Enugu workers congratulate Ugwuanyi
Inconclusive polls: PDP chieftain tasks Buhari on neutrality
Alleged anti-party activities: APC suspends Airhiavbere in Edo
Reasons you should open savings account
WorldPay payments firm in $43bn sale to US rival
IBM says banks consider following JPMorgan into digital currency
Access Bank grosses N95bn profit in 2018
Heritage Bank urges start-ups to support Nigeria’s aspiration as ICT hub
Adamawa senator-elect faults INEC on inconclusive elections
Benue re-run: PDP raises alarm over alleged plot by Akume to rig
March 9: Nobody can handpick governor for Rivers – Abe
I am not afraid of rerun — Lalong
Tokyo 2020 warns over lack of buses for Olympic, Paralympic Games
Wilder: Why I rejected $100m deal
Ighalo, Iwobi, Ajayi early birds in Eagles’ camp
U-23 AFCON Qualifier: Awoniyi, Dennis storm Tunis
UEFA charges Ronaldo over celebration
Belgian League: Osimhen scores 12th goal to wrap up season
France 2019: Dennerby calls 30 home girls to camp
…Says don’t expect too much from Falcons
Mosque shootings: England to pay tribute to New Zealand victims
Pacquiao, Spence Jr challenge possible
Abramovich prepares Sarri sack
Bangladesh FIFA official arrested for ‘defaming’ PM Hasina
Blackface reignites feud with 2Baba in a diss track ‘War’
British actor Idris Elba plays Nigerian DJ in new series
The Anambra example in leadership
Untangling the role of journalists in reporting elections
Okorocha’s swan song
Senate President: Making a case for Ahmad Lawan
Unbelievable pranks I played as a child
Imo, history in reverse
CBN, govs collaborate to revive $10bn oil palm industry
Afreximbank seeks increased use of factoring to boost SMEs’ access to finance
Access Bank’s N15bn Green Bond fully subscribed –GMD
Nigeria’s fundamentals, market depth our attraction –AXA CEO
UBA earnings hit N494bn as profit rises to N106.8bn
Equities market re-opens trading week in red
Day rainstorm wreaked havoc in nation’s premier varsity
21 Bauchi schoolgirls bag varsity scholarship to study engineering
Alake, Awosika, VC task new students to shun cultism, drug abuse
Kebbi Govt promises to settle ASUU KSUST allowances
Children’s Literature: $100,000 NLNG Prize up for grabs

The Guardian
Buhari doesn’t need NJC to appoint me, says acting CJN
PDP, Atiku file petition against victory of APC, Buhari
AMCON may disengage non-performing AMPs
Buhari backs gov to sue INEC over Bauchi polls
How long will Pompeo serve? Until Trump ‘tweets me out’
Nigeria, others maximise output cut grace to stabilise
Court admits dead man’s statement in Fayose’s trial
Four scavengers injured in collapsed Lagos building
Do not admit unqualified candidates, JAMB tells institutions
Injured Aina, Kalu out as Ighalo, Iwobi arrive in Asaba camp
No trophy, no regrets as Federer departs Indian Wells for Miami
Wilder rejects $100m+ to fight Joshua
Sarri hanging on to Chelsea job by a thread, says Dorigo
Awoniyi, Nwakali top Olympic Eagles’ squad for Libya clash
Gambling Germany boss Loew goes all-in ahead of Serbia friendly
Tinubu’s ambition threatens South West’s interests in 9th National Assembly
Examining Daniel’s dagger to Atiku, PDP’s political jugular
Killing Nigeria’s democracy with ­­military involvement in polls
Are we still villagers?
Editorial: Executive-legislature relationship, this time
Between Aregbesola and PMB
Buhari Presidency: Four years of bold economic reforms and growth
Kusa, Ndigbo in Lagos and politics of ethnicity
Nigeria Decides: While men slept…
Zenith Bank posts N232b PBT, proposes N2.80 dividend in 2018
Stock market reopens bearish, indices down by N7 billion
Weak Nigerian corporate performance depresses consumer goods earnings
FG unveils PEBEC App to boost business environment


Rivers polls: INEC, Police betrayed us,says Nigerian Army
Breaking: Atiku asks tribunal to sack Buhari, declare him winner
2019 poll: Surprises, unanswered questions and the battle to come
Court Adjourns NBA Prersident’s Trial Till April 17
FG Cuts Oil Output By 400,000 Bpd
Oil Exploration, Production, Others Gasp For $11trn Investment–- OPEC
Expert Links Treatment Failure To Fake Drugs
Ighalo, Iwobi, Ajayi Early Birds In Eagles’ Camp
Man Kills Brother-In-Law Over N30,000 Debt In Ondo
ALLEGED N2.2BN FRAUD: Court Admits Evidence Against Fayose
SDP NASS Candidate Drags INEC To Tribunal
AXA Mansard Promotes Youth Sports At World School Games
MASSOB Condemns Killings In Ebonyi, Kaduna, Taraba, Others By Herdsmen
Group Charges S-East Govs To Partner FG For Devt
Anambra: Atiku Support Group Warns PDP Against Compromise With APC
Buhari’s Election’ll Further Develop N-Delta — Group
March 23 Re-Run Polls In Plateau, A Walk-Over — Lalong
Herders/Farmers Crisis, Others My Top Priority —Yero, Senator-Elect
ELECTRICITY: Why We Are Not Connecting New GENCOs — TCN
Shareholders Appraise Zenith Bank’s Cost Management
CCT TRIAL: My asset declaration forms tampered with – Onnoghen
JAMB to publish names of impersonators for past 10 years – Registrar
Inconclusive Polls : I am pursuing the legal angle – Bauchi Governor
Breaking: Federal High Court sacks Erue led Delta APC exco
PDM protests exclusion, rejects Bauchi Gov result
Why Sanw-Olu, deputy governor-elect met Buhari in Aso Rock
France 2019: Dennerby calls 30 home girls to camp
Osimhen scores his 12th league goal in Belgium
Awoniyi, Nwakali top Olympic Eagles’ squad for Libya clash
Balotelli not fit enough to play for Italy – Mancini
Eradicating payola a possibility – Layydoe
DRC star gets suspended French sentence for rape of minor
Blackface reignites feud with 2Baba in a diss track ‘War’
Ice Prince thrills Abuja fans
Breaking: Many feared dead, scores injured, houses razed in fresh Agatu communal clash
Fisker relaunches Tesla rivalry with $40k electric car
Expert links treatment failure to fake drugs

News Headlines Mar 18, 2019. Headlines From Nigeria’s Major Newspapers

News Headlines Mar 18, 2019. Headlines From Nigeria’s Major Newspapers

Compiled by Demola Adefajo

The Punch
Run-offs: Buhari won’t change results to favour you, Presidency warns APC candidates
Buhari didn’t need NJC to appoint me – Acting CJN
Ogun governor-elect says he contributed to Daniel, Amosun’s electoral victories
Major shake-up as army redeploys 21 Generals
Lagos collapsed building: Distressed buildings’ demolition has split my family, says resident
No nation can grow with rigged elections —Obi
Methodist Church moves to reclaim hospital from Kwara govt
Supplementary elections: Without intimidation, APC has no support, says PDP
Babalakin faults South-West free education policy
Supporters ask Daniel to lead them to APC
Unknown gunmen abduct Edo traditional ruler
Raid on Onnoghen’s farm, plan for fresh charges –CUPP
And the Senate President bites the dust
NERC faults power distributors’ estimated billing
VGN member killed, 10 others wounded in communal clash
Catholic bishops decry resurgence of killings, destruction of property
Akinlade heads for tribunal, writes US, UK, EU to monitor process
Only 10 parties will survive deregistration by INEC –Falana
Declare Rivers gov poll result, Ijaw leader tells INEC
Family anxious as car dealer goes missing in Ogun
Comedian accuses Lagos prince of assault
Police nab two armed robbery suspects in Lekki
Suspected police officers’ killers nabbed
Woman delivered of baby while in transit
Protest in Ilesa as power firm cuts off supply over attack
Woman’s hand cut off as she tries to save son from attacker
Supporters ask Daniel to lead them to APC
APC rejects INEC’s decisions on Rivers, Bauchi
Useni refutes claim he won’t fund party
NERC faults power distributors’ estimated billing
LCCI cautions govt over forex ban on textile imports
Union Bank, FMDA assess factors to influence economy
OML 11 licence not revoked, NPDC becomes operator May 2
332,000bpd crude production grows NNPC’s profit by N12.13bn
Only government can end building collapse, say experts
EPL: Milner penalty sends Liverpool top
Oshoala scores again as Barca beat Atletico 2-0
Everton dash Chelsea’s top four hopes
Finalists intensify for Zenith Principals’ Cup title
Ikeja Golf Club celebrates Captain’s Day
Cricket: Nigeria shock Namibia in W’Cup qualifier
Russians call Nigeria ‘Musa’ because of Eagles’ Ahmed Musa – Sound Sultan
Inlaks, Moven Enterprise to provide smart banking solutions
Editorial: Petrol import: Buhari, when will it end?
The 2019 Budget: Opacity as the norm
Inconclusive elections, a consequence of politicians’ misconduct
Lagos building collapse: Another avoidable tragedy

The Nation
Adamawa governorship supplementary election to hold in 14 LGAs
APC, PDP claim victory in Benue, Kano, Bauchi, others
PDP to APC: our party’ll win all supplementary polls
CBN, SEC green light for Access, Diamond merger
Lagos demolishes 13 buildings 1
If men were God, I won’t be governor-elect, says Abiodun
Lagos demolishes 13 buildings
Loyalists plead with Daniel not to quit partisan politics
Buhari on makeup polls: I won’t influence results
Oyetola orders integrity test on weak buildings
Challenges before Makinde
How Sanwo-Olu can succeed, by Razak
Supplementary Elections: APC calls for redeployment of Rivers REC
Supplementary Elections: APC says it’s confident of victory
APC vows to challenge state assembly results in Ebonyi
Rangers crash out of CAF Confederation Cup
Oshoala scores again as FC Barcelona defeat league leaders Atletico Madrid
France to invest in French language promotion in Nigeria
Shareholders to access N100b unclaimed dividends
Ford developing vehicle/pedestrians communication gadget
NAICOM introduces IFRS 9
Awolowo: Leather policy ‘ll boost industrial growth
UBA posts N494b gross earnings
Stanbic IBTC, Eland Oil and Gas in N18b deal
Many injured in Lagos restaurant fire
Police recover gun, phones from two robbery suspects
My husband sleeps with our daughters, wife claims
Man assaults neighbour over cigarette
24 inmates to write UTME at Ikoyi prisons
UTME: No exemption on biometric verification, JAMB insists
NFVCB to introduce security seal, curb unwholesome films
Discharged from LUTH, Baba Suwe seeks further treatment abroad
IRep to start Thursday, mourns Adesanmi, others
Why everyone needs renal function test, by Ugolee
Stars turn up for ‘She Is’ premiere
Folasheva drops ‘Better Know’ visuals

Buratai: Fake News Worsening Election Violence,Threatening Army Operations
INEC Denied Bauchi APC Fair hearing, Party Chairman Alleges
O&O Networks Denies Forfeiture Order against Ecobank
Access Bank’s Full Year Profit after Tax Rises 58% to N95bn
Re: For Politics of Inclusion in Lagos State
A Gaping Sore Point
Black Box Data Shows ‘Clear Similarities’ Between Ethiopian Airlines, Lion Air Crashes, Says Ethiopian Minister
APC Faults INEC’s Decisions on Rivers, Bauchi
*Says commission’s actions illegal By
World Bank Commends Nigeria’s Erosion Watershed Management Project
Probe SARS Commander’s Involvement in Poll Infractions, Rivers PDP Tells IG
A Gaping Sore Point
A Peek into Kemi Adeosun’s Legacies

Daily Trust
I have no reason to quit PDP for now – Jonathan
Family, associates of slain Oyo rep demand justice
SERAP wants victims of Lagos, Ibadan building collapse compensated
Suspected killers of Edo police officers arrested
Kwara: ‘We’ll monitor Abdulrazaq’s administration’
INEC’s decision on Rivers, Bauchi illegal — APC
APC attacks CP Singham Wakili, says ‘he helped PDP to rig Kano guber poll’
JUST IN: Militants kill 81 cows, rustle 32 in Plateau
2019 elections: Group wants PDP chairman’s resignation following poor outing
Buhari won’t interfere in re-run elections in Kano, Bauchi, others — Presidency
Rangers exit CAF Confederation Cup
Juventus suffer first league defeat at Genoa
Milner’s penalty keeps Liverpool title charge on track
Gencos release 4,197 MW of electricity to national grid
58m litres of petrol supplied daily in December, NNPC claims
Civil society group hails NEITI on highest global ranking
Lawyer threatens to sue AEDC over wrong electricity charges
PDP says it’s prepared for council polls rerun
FCT polls: Gwagwalada SDP candidate heads to tribunal
Unleashed power of zero
On the bizarre INEC somersault in Bauchi guber polls
Development financing: In praise of Emefiele
Agenda for PMB (II)
New Zealand: Mosque attacker was ‘lone gunman’
Ethiopia: Empty coffins buried after Boeing 737 Max crash
United Kingdom: May asks MPs for ‘honourable compromise’ on Brexit
Police arrest 2 robbery suspects in Bayelsa, recover ammunitions
Court discharges woman accused of flogging own father to death
Six suspected cultists nabbed in Anambra
Editorial: Ethiopian Airline’s tragic crash
On the realities of spurring employment via technology – Part II
Proville.Net plans to build over 1bn users by 2025
Demand for iPhone has gone ‘from bad to worse,’ analysts claim
FG, private sector to partner on labour-friendly policies
400 women benefit from NLC empowerment programmes in Edo
Picketing: GTbank lifted restrictions on union accounts
Why FG must revive cotton farming in Nigeria – KADCCIMA
Nigeria farmer king goes for growth
Why FG should solve issues in new textile policy
Collapsed building: Red Cross ease children back to school
Behind bars, but 24 Ikoyi inmates write JAMB this April
FUOYE now offers 60 Post Graduate programmes – Dean
Experts demand action on dangerous mercury use in gold mining
Election Material: INEC lampoons PDP

The Sun
Why Atiku hasn’t inspected election materials – INEC
Supplementary elections: You’re on your own, Buhari tells APC govs
Alleged N17b withdrawal: You don’t have capacity to lead Imo, Okorocha tells Ihedioha
Minor shake up as army appoints new GOC, commanders, others
9th NASS: South East, North East push for Senate presidency
No nation can grow with election rigging –Obi
I’ve neither quit politics nor left PDP –Jonathan
Ita Faaji disaster: Demolish or forfeit building, Ambode tells landlords
Youth corps member backs Obaseki’s health programmes
4 killed, 3 villages sacked in Cross River communal clash
Wike satisfied with progress of work at judges’ quarters
Obaseki upgrades school feeding programme in Edo
Enugu polls fallout: Ugwuanyi preaches peace, unity
House speakership: Group drums support for Odebunmi
Cleric warns Ogun gov-elect against political promises
Ekiti PDP challenges outcome of election in court
Cross River South must produce next gov, says Ayade
NNPC records 257 pipeline breaches, N12.13bn trading surplus
…As Barkindo acknowledges improved compliance with supply cut deal
SEC holds Q1 2019 CMC meeting
We have reduced smuggling by 95%- GFFMA
Sanctions, key to developing Nigerian capital market
2019: Army defends role in electoral process
Benue guber: Ortom, Jime trade words over inconclusive poll
Bauchi guber: Declare Bala Mohammed winner now, PDP groups urges INEC
Ndidi thrilled Leicester City’s away win at Burnley
Foreign athletes embrace Lagos Media Marathon
Ikeja golf club celebrates captain’s day
Mosque attack: New Zealand goalkeeper, among dead
Rio Ave defender denies U23 rumour
Ola Aina ‘sorry’ after first career red card
Zenith/Delta Principals’ Cup: Finalists intensify prep for glory
Registration opens as Okpekpe gets May 25 date
Egypt team kicks off preparations for Nigeria clash
CAFCC: Rangers crash out to CS Sfaxien
…Ogunbote blames hot weather for ouster
Senate President: Making a case for Ahmad Lawan
Unbelievable pranks I played as a child
Imo, history in reverse
Nigeria’s militocracy: The more you look…
Post-mortem on 2019 general elections
Polls: Lessons from Akwa Ibom
Air safety: Global redcard for faltering jetliner
We’re determined to tackle Nigeria’s infrastructure challenges –Uche Orji, MD/CEO NSIA
ABP targets 100,000 cotton farmers in 2019 –Minister
Joining league of millionaire agripreneurs through cabbage farming
PHD Nigeria wins big at global PR initiative competition
Buhari’s 2nd coming: Manufacturers demand economic stimulus programme to boost sector’s performance

9th NASS: Battle For Senate Presidency, House Speaker Hots Up, APC Hopefuls Lobby PDP Lawmakers
JUST IN: 10 Years After, Two NURTW Rivals, Tokyo And Auxiliary Meet
He Was Witty, Funny, A Joy To Behold — Olumuyiwa, Pius…
Make regional integration fulcrum of your governance, DAWN DG tells Makinde, Abiodun, Sanwo-olu
You can’t resign from partisan politics now, Loyalists beg Gbenga Daniel
20 families rendered homeless as gas-induced fire engulfs houses in Delta
Oyo non-indigene associations pledge support for Seyi Makinde
Bauchi guber: Declare Bala Mohammed winner, PDP tells INEC
I have not resigned from PDP ― Jonathan
Inconclusive elections: Buhari will not change election results, Presidency tells APC members
Benue poll: Ortom, Jime in war of words
Vote-buying leaves Nigeria with no future ― Archbishop Umoren
Group urges support for Buhari’s govt, winds up operations
Man, 27, Docked Over Alleged Certificate Damage
Man bags 5 years imprisonment for assault
Man in court over alleged rape of 16-year-old girl
Court remands security man for allegedly sexually assaulting minor
CIBN Executives Visit Keystone Bank Mmanagement For Stakeholders Engagement…
How People’s Will Prevailed Over FG’s Might In A’Ibom
Deputy Senate President: Who does the cap fit from South-West?
Militarisation of elections: In whose interest?
Actors Guild urges Sanwo-Olu to stick to Lagos State’s developmental…
Soldiers Became Army Of Occupation, Partisanship During 2019 Elections —Aduwo
Lack of information about migration almost killed me — Nigerian…

The Guardian
Crash victims’ families get bags of dirt for burial
APC, PDP draw battle lines ahead of rerun elections
Rohr arrives in Asaba as Eagles’ camp opens today
CUPP condemns alleged renewed offensive against Onnoghen
Nigerian imam narrates how he escaped shooting in New Zealand
Pensioners laud Delta governor, Okowa, on payment of pension arrears
Oyo governor-elect, Makinde, assures all of good governance
Cosgrove boosts housing market with Abuja estate project
Fake news, grave danger to democracy, says Buratai
Sapele, Obiaruku schools ready as organisers pick final date this week
MFM, FC Ifeanyi Ubah retain NPFL top positions
Tyson, others to storm Nigeria for African heavyweight title fight
Okpekpe Road Race gets May 25 date as registration begins
APlus wins Oba of Lagos Cup as battle for Majekodunmi Cup begins
Everton dent Chelsea’s top four bid, Liverpool reclaim EPL  Leadership
Still counting the real cost of 2019 general elections
Lalong, Useni’s kinsmen and unfinished guber race

Editorial: Deplorable hostels in tertiary institutions
Gone but not forgotten
From voters’ apathy to voters’ boycott
A tale of two disasters
Now is the time for the people’s constitution
Imperatives of homegrown MRO to save local airlines
Post-election apathy, liquidity shortfall pare investors’ fortune
SEC seeks mergers of shareholder groups for positive change, economic growth
UBA grosses N494b, as profit after tax settles for N79b in 2018
Stakeholders urge audit of Lagos distressed buildings
NIESV at a glance
Estate surveyors have bright prospect, says Abonta
Developers launch Lagos Sapphire penthouses


2019 poll: Surprises, unanswered questions and the battle to come
INEC replies Atiku, PDP, says we are going to grant you access to election materials when …..
Black History Month: ‘The Way To Right Wrongs Is To Turn The Light Of Truth Upon Them’
NME Expo: Companies Now Use Locally Available Raw Materials, Machineries — RMRDC
The State Of Being A Nigerian
PDP Asks INEC To Declare Tambuwal Sokoto Gov-Elect
PDP’s Peculiar Victory In Oyo State
Union Bank Hosts Financial Markets Dealers Association Meeting
Bidemi, Uthman Exhibit Jointly At Alexis Galleries
Changing Geopolitical Environment Offers Growth Opportunities For Businesses — Standard Bank
Anchor Borrowers’ Programme As Bragging Right
Nigerian-Born Imam Alabi, Survivor Of New Zealand Mosque Attack, Narrates Ordeal
Minimum Wage: FG In Dilemma Over Inadequate Budgetary AllocationAfrican Private Equity Fund Raising Rises 12.5% To $2.7bn
Enugu Polls Fallout : Gov. Ugwuanyi Preaches Peace, Unity
APC, PDP Attack INEC Over Bauchi, Adamawa Gov Polls
Edo Traditional Ruler Kidnapped
AMCON Mulls Disengagement Of Non-Performing AMPs
Supplementary Elections Rivers, Benue, Others: INEC’s Teemed With PDP Against Us – APC
IFRS 9 implementation burdens insurance firms
CUPP condemns renewed offensive against suspended CJN Onnoghen
Saraki, others and import of equanimity
PDP to APC: Our party will win all supplementary polls
Supplementary polls: Buhari won’t influence, change results – Presidency
I’m being forced to join APC – Gbenga Daniel
Monchi returns to Sevilla, disappoints Arsenal
Ozil criticised for reportedly inviting Erdogan to his wedding
Brighton stage great escape to reach FA Cup semi-finals on penalties
Napoli goalkeeper Ospina hospitalised after head injury
The current Club World Cup in December is a nonsense – Bayern boss

Right of Reply to Pendulum: Open Letter to the VP

Right of Reply to Pendulum: Open Letter to the VP

By Laolu Akande

My dear Bob Dee!

One could have easily made up his mind not to read or respond to anything you wrote after seeing the rather unprincipled queuing up behind Senator Bukola Saraki and then abandoning him, moving on to former Vice President Atiku Abubakar, and then deserting him as well.

But I felt one should respond to your attempts to create a false narrative from the very hollow lamentation of the recent elections as the “worst in our history”.

In my view, those like your good self, veteran journalists, who have built a formidable platform in the public arena must strive always to use the platform for the larger public good. There have been several interventions from you that reflect such true public spirit, but some of us stridently disagree with what at times could be perceived as a self-serving journalistic conduct. Many would seem to agree that this was obvious in your recent open letter to the Vice President, Prof. Yemi Osinbajo, SAN.

But first, let me thank you for your gracious words of congratulations to President Muhammadu Buhari and the Vice President, and your admiration for the VP’s commendable performance in office. I am certain that your quest for public accountability derives from that admiration.

It is important to state that a citizen’s open letter to public figures or government authority is always welcome here and not necessarily a matter of right or exclusive access. For us, such matters of access for the people to their elected leaders is of normal cause and ought not to be a matter of exclusivity nor should we make a play of it as so special.

As is typical of your propaganda machinery, it begins with an outrageous lie by the principal then the operatives like yourself repeat it ad naseum. It appears you were not in this country when foreign and local observers accepted the results.Independent Foreign Observers commended the transparency and credibility of the Presidential and National Assembly elections.

Also, the Independent ElectionMonitor group, supported by the French Embassy, concluded that “based on the analysis carried out in this document as well as the actual observations of the election activities across the country, it is Election Monitor’s considered opinion that the 2019 Presidential Election results are consistent with the will of the majority of voters who took part in the elections notwithstanding the various infractions which also occurred as they were not on a scale significant enough to affect the overall outcome of the election.(

YIAGA Africa’s Parrallel Voting Tabulation, relied on by international agencies, embassies and funders also said its “findings show that for the presidential election the All Progressive Congress (APC) should receive between 50.0 per cent and 55.8 per cent of the vote.” And that “the People’s Democratic Party (PDP) should receive between 41.2 per cent and 47.0 per cent of the vote; these figures are consistent with the official results as just announced by INEC.

“For both APC and PDP, the official results fall within the PVT estimated ranges.” That YIAGA AFRICA results statement was based on reports from 1,491 polling units which are 98.4 per cent of sampled polling units. YIAGA AFRICA’s projections were reportedly also consistent with the officially announced vote shares for the other 71 parties who contested in the presidential election. It is also believed that the group’s projections were based on the results announced in the polling units and would have detected any significant manipulation occurring during collation at the ward, local government area, State and national levels. Also, “INEC’s official results for turnout and rejected ballots were also generally consistent with YIAGA AFRICA WTV estimates.” (

These are empirical facts, my dear Bob Dee, especially if you your analysis through any rigorous tests. Propaganda and falsehood only need a willing sponsor.

Yes, observers mentioned pockets of violence and some malpractices, but none felt that these were sufficient to affect the credibility of the elections or its results. Frequently cited is Ago Palace in Lagos. One unit in a city of 20 million! In any event, the real question is, how did the violence in the comparatively few places where it happened favour the President? And how come the strong allegations of foul play by the likes of Godswill Akpabio in Akwa Ibom, George Akume in Benue and Ndoma-Egba in Cross Rivers State (all APC Senatorial aspirants!) escaped your eagle eyes?

It is sometimes forgotten, and Bob Dee , you chose to forget, that for the previous 16 years before 2015, the PDP governments had conducted elections. Everyone is familiar with the incredible excesses of the elections and the election-observer reports so poignantly describe some.

In the 2003 elections which gave Atiku Abubakar and his boss a second term, Wikipedia observes that “Millions of people voted several times. The police in Lagos uncovered an electoral fraud, finding five million false ballots.”

But the 2007 elections got even worse reviews: “Following the presidential election, groups monitoring the election gave it a dismal assessment. Chief European Union observer Max van den Berg reported that the handling of the polls had “fallen far short” of basic international standards, and that “the process cannot be considered to be credible”, citing “poor election organisation, lack of transparency, significant evidence of fraud, voter disenfranchisement, violence and bias.”

They described the election as “the worst they had ever seen anywhere in the world”, with “rampant vote rigging, violence, theft of ballot boxes and intimidation”).One group of observers said that at one polling station in Yenagoa, in the oil-rich South-South, where 500 people were registered to vote, more than 2,000 votes were counted.”

Your choice of words such as “theatre of war” to describe the presidential polls is not only inaccurate and questionable by and large, but also surprising considering the recent history of past presidential polls. And you have to tell us who described the elections as “the most dreadful and desperate”?

Besides this facts that you carefully chose to ignore, the contents of your letter read in part like a brief for the opposition, and, at other times, a judgment of an electoral tribunal in favour of the opposition. And such bias undermines the credibility of the author such as yourself.

It could even render the write-up confusing rather than informing the readers. For good measure, Bob Dee, maybe we should just remind our readers that not only are you an active member of the opposition, you have also benefited from significant business relationships with some in the opposition circles. And this is entirely within your right.

But that certainly discounts your assessment about the direction of our administration. It also devalues your criticism of the narratives that hold those who raped this country in the past responsible for the consequences of their corrupt activities while in government.

One also wonders whether it is your well-known personal relationship with the opposition that has beclouded you so much that you seek to assail the anti-corruption efforts which ordinary and well-meaning Nigerians have embraced.

Let me make it clear that the facts show that while some old members of the opposition have joined APC, that has not shielded those responsible for corruption and graft. In any case, even if old PDP members are now APC members, the current leadership of the country under the APC stands out as it is made up of two gentlemen with impeccable integrity.

Old PDP members and all Nigerians are welcome just like sinners are embraced in the church, Inf act, the church was opened for sinners to be converted. And what is skewed about the anti-corruption campaign when the two governors who have now been convicted for corruption are both APC?

Having said that, be rest assured that the APC as a party will articulate its defences to any allegations. For the records, it is an obvious fact and this must be reiterated that the Buhari administration has a commendable record of respecting the independence of INEC, a clear departure from what occurred under previous administrations. This government also ensures that it provides all the support INEC requires, as well as respects the independence of the judiciary and has ensured that security forces act within the ambits of law. Even international observers have made their comments accordingly and positively.

As the Buhari administration always noted, every single loss of life is sad and lamentable. And previous elections have regrettably caused even far more losses. We must achieve an electoral system that doesn’t result in any such loss of life. However, the record of improvement from the past is clear as it were.

To characterize the will of the people as Pyrrhic victory represents what exactly needs to change in and about our nation. Indeed, our privilege as elites imposes the responsibility of trustees of power, wealth, values and direction of and for a nation in the interest of the people upon us. To narrow this interest or substitute our amplified voices as the vocal minority for the silent majority is not only taking liberties a little too far, but also losing tune and touch with our national realities. As leaders, we must reflect introspectively on how we have prioritized the people, and how we must continue to do so going forward.

This is what President Muhammadu Buhari is known for and it is what played out in the elections. It is the voices of the few and the devices of the privileged that the Opposition regarded and expected to hold up. That did not happen.

We respect the right to disagree and exercise that right through the established mechanisms, but we reject any denigration and the diminishing of the electoral outcome which is the true voice and expression of the people of this country.

As you noted, the whole concept of sin in the worldly context is a violation of the law of the land, and in the spiritual context, a violation against God. That you judge either as a matter of law, or ecclesiastically when you by yourself determine that this administration is “committing sin” is a departure from what your letter identifies as its objective. Victory in an election is a nation speaking up, while the victor is the symbol of that nation’s victory.

Both life, by its temporal nature, and the Constitution, by its term limitations and periodic elections, already ensure that we all know that everything but eternity is transient, and the example of that in our nation today is the rejection of the old order four years ago, and the most recent confirmation of that rejection by preferring the new and current order, and the Next Level of our national restoration and growth.

Finally, thank you for declaring your belief that the APC “would have won” a handsome victory because that was exactly what happened! It is your equivocation about Atiku’s loss expressed in the same letter where you said you expected an APC “handsome victory” that left me and other readers confounded. What are we to believe?

Again, thank you for your open letter. Be rest assured that the Vice President and the President would continue working for the good of all Nigerians in the Next Level.