News Headlines Dec 18, 2018. Headlines From Nigeria’s Major Newspapers

News Headlines Dec 18, 2018. Headlines From Nigeria’s Major Newspapers

Compiled by Demola Adefajo

The Punch
Police detain activist for murder four years after acquittal
Tinubu wants three million votes for Buhari in Lagos
My youth minister won’t be up to 30 –Atiku
76th birthday: Give me more time, Buhari begs Nigerians
Nigeria to export unutilised power to W’African countries
LCCI decries low Nigeria/Dubai trade volume
Shell’s Bonga produces 800 million barrels of oil
FRC tackles NERC, FAAN, others over non-payment of operating surplus
Lagos residents lament hardship over bad roads
Agent defrauds US visa seekers of N3.5m
Kidnapped Anambra man found dead in forest
Command seeks measures to tackle car vandalism in Lagos
Customs seize 238,094 bags of rice in 11 months
Court remands pastor who defiled church member’s twin daughters
Alleged rapist impregnates 12-year-old girl, opts for out-of-court settlement
Shell, Eni aware of corrupt Malabu payments to Nigerians – Italian judge
NCAA probes Air Peace Lagos-Enugu flight incident
Diamond, Access Bank to conclude merger mid-2019
Why did you reduce my age? Buhari asks reporter
‘Pay N125,000, get C-of-O’
Diamond Bank confirms merger with Access Bank
Lagos residents lament hardship over bad roads
Millionaire’s girlfriend dies after ‘rough’ lovemaking session
Nine-year-old drowns in Kano
Senatorial candidate unveils plan for Anambra South
I’m not responsible for your failure, Jonathan tells Buhari
Ezekwesili knocks Buhari for bad economic policies
APGA vice-presidential candidate says APC, PDP have failed
APC chief faults Aregbesola, says Rivers easiest to win
It’s ‘ludicrous’ to blame GEJ for delay in forming your cabinet, PDP replies Buhari
Super 8 must go ahead, insists NFF
Okagbare targets African long jump record
PSG bar journalists from press conference in ‘Fair Play’ row
Atletico confirm Filipe’s injury
Neymar to sit out PSG’s League Cup tie with Orleans
Chelsea draw Malmo in Europa League last 32
Ado poly gets new registrar, bursar
UNIBEN VC advises corporate bodies on funding education
Expert laments poor infrastructure in tertiary institutions
Buhari okays 65-year retirement age for teachers, says Minister
Govt agencies must supply books to national library – Education minister
Ekiti vocational schools get $3m World Bank grant
Simi, Ahmed Musa, others win at 2018 The Future Awards (Full list)
Philippines’ Catriona Gray crowned 2018 Miss Universe
Latest Spider-Man spin-off earns $35.4m in ticket sales
I’m afraid of fetish people –Asa
Criminalise destruction of telecoms infrastructure, operators tell govt
NCC moves to reduce time for resolving subscribers’ complaints
IBM, Hello Tractor pilot digital wallet for agriculture
Editorial: Buhari’s rejection of Electoral Act (Amendment) Bill
Amosun and the politics of attrition
President Muhammadu Buhari at 76
Wike: Nigeria’s foremost political street-fighter
Electoral Bill: Fate of 2019 elections hangs in the balance

The Nation

Tinubu: APC targets over three million votes in Lagos
Diamond Bank’s managers to go
SEC awaits merger application
AI’s damning report angers Buhari, army
Operation dampening military’s morale, says President
OAU sex-for-mark don jailed six years
Fayose squandered N18b Paris Refund to Ekiti, says Fayemi
$3.9b Egina FPSO contract: NNPC, Samsung disagree on variation cost
Why elections will be free, fair, credible, by Buhari
Special military parade for Buhari at 76
Troops deployed in Southern Kaduna as gunmen kill 12 in fresh attack
When EFCC officials were attacked
Igbo leaders backing Atiku are saboteurs, say Buhari supporters
‘No alternative to Buhari’
Oil coys contributing to economic adversity of Nigeria – Presidential Panel
Group denies endorsing A’Ibom APC governorship candidate
Arsenal’ll recover quickly after Southampton loss – Iwobi
Okpekpe race organiser hails Dalung on NSF
Joshua gives Wilder flat fee to fight on April 13
Georgia Oboh in race for top 25
Edo 2020: We’ll deliver best Games ever, says Obaseki
Osimhen’s agent allays injury concern
Real One will get shocker, boasts Hamzat
How I will defeat Gaidam, by PDP candidate
‘Police, FRSC, others abet rice smuggling’
Tackling traffic gridlock with technology
Turkish Airlines records 81.4 % increase in passengers
Confirmation of confusion
Them December blues…
10,000 Police Job: PSC gets 158,773 submission within 18 days
Sweepers protest non-payment of salaries again
Court remands 28-year-old for alleged robbery
Man remanded for defiling 10-year-old step daughter
Birthday Special: Why we love Buhari – Femi Adesina
SSANU gives FGN 3 day warning strike over N8b unpaid claims
Minister: only 35% of infrastructure developed in Abuja
Ndigbo celebrate new yam in Abuja
Clamping down on drug abuse

NASS Leadership Directs Police, SSS To Secure Complex For Tuesday Plenary
40 per cent of my administration will be youth-populated ― Atiku
Nigeria to adopt policy on IDP soon ― Buhari
Actor Yul Edochie quits Obiano’s APGA govt, joins PDP
Amnesty International damaging military morale ― Presidency
2019 Election : Ondo Secured For Buhari ― Ondo APC Chair
Ambode Officially Endorses Sanwo-Olu/Hamzat Ticket
BIC 18th Inter-House Sports: Yellow House Tops With 918…
Court Dismisses Suit Seeking To Sack Bagudu As Kebbi…
Ugwuanyi Presents N109bn As 2019 Budget To Enugu State…
Electoral Bill Veto: We Don’t Want Figures Hijacked ― Buhari
Fayemi, Fayose Trade Accusations Over Ekiti Financial…
Ibadan Muslims Network Holds Maiden Hangout
EFCC Arrests Suspected Internet Fraudsters In Enugu
Police nab 4 suspected fake drug manufacturers in Lagos
Court sentences truck driver to 2 years in prison for theft
FG Pays Oil Marketers, Freezes Interest On Loan
Diamond Bank confirms acquisition by Access Bank
NEPC proposes establishment of export trading company ‎
Africa will still move forward if Nigeria does not sign AfCFTA ― OBJ
Group To Partner NHIS On Blind Community’s Health In Ilorin
Osun inaugurates six-man committee to boost, revitalize health sector
Ogun: Proposed Health Insurance Scheme to cater for all ― Commissioner
Abuja National Hospital inaugurates executive wing
Pakistan Releases Indian Spy After 3 Years Of Detention
Fifth victim dies after Strasbourg Christmas market shooting
Police and anti-migration protesters clash in Brussels
Pakistan army chief sentences 15 militants to death
The ABC Of Restructuring
Restructuring not calling for division of Nigeria, but… —Adegboruwa
Without restructuring, 2019 general election’ll be a waste of time…
Ajimobi has raised the standard of living in Oyo State —Adekanmbi
Our Varsities Have Enough Space To Accommodate Admission Seekers ― JAMB Registrar
Maternal And Child Health Care: Is Lagos Winning The Battle?
Editorial: The Proposed 80 New Universities
Obasanjo, Atiku And 2019 Elections
The creeping reign of evil acts
What they don’t see: A reflection on PMB at 76
SERAP, others and the abuse of activism
Global Support, Panacea To Violence Against Women
Statesmanship: Like Jonathan, like Buhari
Buhari @ 76: Why we love this President
Police recruitment: Need to overhaul the system

N17bn Judgment Debt Facing Imo —Okorocha
9 Soldiers To Face Military Court Martial In Ibadan
Group Urges FG To Publish Revenue From A-Ibom Oil Fields
2,000 Bakassi Militants Surrender In Calabar
Amnesty Boss, Dokubo, Preaches In Niger Delta
Obaseki Sets Up 7 Hiv/Aids Centres
FIIRS – Collector Of Taxes By Force In An Era Of Poverty(1)
Real Change Representatives And Parliamentary Option
Lagos 2019: Ambode Officially Endorses Sanwo-Olu/Hamzat Ticket
Matrix Offers Free Medicare As Experts Caution Against Fire Outbreak
Troops Take Over Jema’a LGA In Kaduna After Gunmen Attack
Report On 3,600 Killed In Herdsmen/Farmers’ Clashes: Buhari, Army Join Forces Against Amnesty Int’l
Atiku, Buhari Bicker Over Corruption Allegations
VP Debate: Obi Insists On Statistical Data, Provides Sources
Dangote Cement Key Distributors Pledge More Sale In 2019
USAID, TCCF Water Sanitation Projects Target 44,800 In Abia, C/River States
Lunatic Takes Over Ekiti School, Sacks Pupils, Teachers
Report on 3,600 killed in herdsmen/farmers’ clashes: Buhari, Army join forces against Amnesty Int’l
Your incompetence responsible for your failures, Jonathan tells Buhari
FG spends N2.6trn on fuel import in nine months
Breaking: Lecturers walk out of meeting with FG delegation
Corruption : FG writes UK Crime Commission, wants five Senators probed
2019: I know what it is to be cheated at polls – Buhari
Paris Club Refund: AGF disobeys Buhari’s order to pay consultants’ $350m fee
Birthday: Nigerians should give me time, pray for me – Buhari
Breaking: OAU Sex-for-Mark Prof bags 6 years jail
Diamond Bank confirms merger with Access Bank
Borno residents flee as soldiers, Boko Haram fighters exchange fire
Lagos 2019: Anxiety over Ambode’s intentions as Tinubu speaks
Pastor buys $200,000 Lamborghini car for wife
2019: North has set conditions for Buhari, Atiku – Ango Abdullahi
Billboards: We have no political colouration, — LASAA
Aggrieved APGA aspirants demand sack of national chairman, refunds
Sports Festival: Okowa to reward victorious Team Delta with N229m
Man Utd draw PSG in Champions League, Liverpool to face Bayern Munich
NSF: I felt nervous competing after 2 years, says 2016 Paralympics shotput gold medallist
Rugby will continue to grow in Nigeria – NRFF President
Champions League Round of 16: Liverpool face Bayern, Madrid battle Ajax
Is it possible to be in touch with your naughty side this Christmas?!
19th NSF: Man proposes to girlfriend at Abuja National Stadium
Buhari directs banks to fund entertainers
Meghan Markle’s dad makes plea for reconciliation
Celebrities rock Northern Nigerian fashion at ‘Up North’ premiere
Simi, Zainab Balogun, Mark Angel, Ahmed Musa win at 2018 The Future Awards
Davido institutes talent hunt show for upcoming Rivers artistes
Dangote Cement key distributors pledge
Police IG, DSS, military, others set for Edo Security Architecture, Trust Fund launch


FG Places Ekweremadu, Uzodimma, Bafarawa, 26 Others On Travel Ban
Strike Paralyses NASS
Army Calls For Closure Of Amnesty Int’l Office
‘Atiku Will Suffer Humiliation In North-East’
Nigeria, Egypt, Indonesia, Others To Establish Industrial Parks
Petroleum Depot Owners Shelve Planned Strike Threat
Give Priority To Education, Accountants Urge FG
INEC To Train 800,000 Ad Hoc Staff In 2 Months
Army Kills 4 Boko Haram Terrorists
PMB, Paragon Of Servant Leadership – Ooni
APC Risks Losing 2019 Polls In Katsina, Says Group
Kaduna Attack: Troops Deploy To Jema’a LG
Tambuwal Will Not Tolerate Acts Of Violence In Sokoto –PDP Chieftain
Zamfara Bans Sale Of Petrol In Jerry Cans
Nigeria Loses $60Bn Annually To Call Masking – NCC
Shell Wins For Local Content Development Award
We’re Out To Win 2019 Election For PMB – Amb. Coomassie
YPP Presidential Candidate, Moghalu, Faults Nigeria’s Federalism
Fayemi Accuses Fayose Of Misappropriating N18bn Paris Club Refund
Ndume And The 8th Senate
PMB Congratulates Okowa, As Team Delta Wins National Sports Festival
Rugby Will Continue To Grow In Nigeria – NRFF President
Liverpool V Bayern As One Of Three English-German CL Last 16 Ties
EDITORIAL: Army’s Budget Can’t Be Made Public
Tambuwal Will Not Tolerate Acts Of Violence In Sokoto –PDP Chieftain
Ogun Partners Private Agency On Off-street Parking
Help! More Nigerians Face Displacement At Workplace
Why Nigeria Needs Poison Control Centres –Dr Njan
Why We Procured Hi-tech Equipment For Spectrum Management–Shittu
Developing Indigenous Capacity In Housing, Construction Industry

Access, Diamond Banks Merger to Be Finalised First Half 2019
Diamond Bank Confirms Merger Talks with Access Bank
Guards Brigade Holds Special Parade as Buhari Marks 76th Birthday
Gunmen Kill 15, Injure 20 in Southern Kaduna
Travel Ban: Panel Submits Names of 39 Alleged Treasury Looters to Immigration
• Says five oil companies under investigation for $1bn tax evasion
Ayade Grants Amnesty to Bakassi Strike Force, as Deadly Militants Lay Down Arms
Tinubu Wants Three Million Votes for Buhari in Lagos
Chukwueke: APGA Will Hire Mercenaries to Defeat Boko Haram
ASUU, FG Talks Deadlocked, Union Stages Walk-out
Bayelsa Gets 9th Police Commissioner in 15 Weeks
Finalising NIPPs’ Privatisation
Promoting Intra-African Trade
OAU’s Sex-for-Mark Lecturer Bags Six- year Jail Term
BoI, States Disburse N20bn to SMES in one Year
NEITI: Recovering Stolen Funds Critical to Nigeria’s Anti-corruption Fight the recovery…
FG, World Bank PSRP Loan Negotiation Ongoing, Says Fashola
Dogara Urges Buhari to Constitute North-east Development Commission
2019 Polls: I will Give My Opponents Opportunities I Didn’t Have, Says Buhari
Otti Vows to Replicate Dubai Success in Abia State
…Dismisses Ikpeazu’s Promise on Ossisioma Flyover
Issues Beyond the NEDG Debates
Nine New Political Parties Join CUPP
Amosun’s Aides Inaugurate APM, Unveil Akinlade as Ogun Governorship Candidate
Atiku Abubakar Pledges 40 Percent Appointment to Youths in FEC
My Youth Minister Will Be Less than 30years, Atiku Promises
Promoting Intra-African Trade
NESREA to Sanction Industries Yet to Join EPR Programme
Okpekpe Race Organiser Hails Dalung on NSF
Bayern to Tackle Liverpool as Man Utd Awaits PSG

The Sun
N’Assembly leadership directs police, SSS to secure complex for tomorrow’s plenary
Aftermath of NASS workers’ strike: Buhari may abort budget presentation
Paris Club refund: Top officials clash over Buhari’s directive on payment of $350m to consultants
Sex-for-marks: Professor bags 2-year jail term
Travel ban: FG submits 39 names to Immigration
The Sun Award: I’m humbled – Alakija, Africa’s richest woman
2019: My youths minister’ll be less than 30 years – Atiku
Anambra APGA crisis deepens; aggrieved aspirants demand Oye’s resignation
Ogun 2019: PDP, APC crises will pave way for my victory – Isiaka
Abuja Airport’s new terminal to process 15m passengers annually –FAAN
High taxes, poor airport infrastructure stifling growth of local airlines –IATA
We’ll generate highest revenue for Federal Government – Ali, Customs CG
Inflation notches up to 11.28% in November, says NBS
AfDB approves $7.24bn for 2019 borrowing programme
The debate
2019: Between character and reputation
Signal from booster stations
Martha: The unsung marketer-in-chief of the Udom-Moses brand
Cry, the beloved South-East
Nigerian politicians and the latest craze in town
Nigeria’s worrisome terrorism ranking
Court remands 3 traders in prison over N26.6m fraud
How World Bank underdeveloped Africa’s university education by Prof. Nnadozie
You must respect citizens’ rights, Buratai charges soldiers
Girl dies in Anambra mission hospital over unpaid bill
Startling revelations about December babies, studies reveal
Achieving steady power supply through
The fable of a clone
Aisha: The innermost heart of a First Lady
Police salary increment and service delivery
2019 presidential race: Between veterans and new faces
Nigeria’s worrisome terrorism ranking
Court remands 3 traders in prison over N26.6m fraud

Daily Trust
Fayose wasted N18bn Paris Club refund – Fayemi
Critics ignoring my challenges – Bauchi gov
No single economist in Buhari’s cabinet — Atiku
Troops kill 4 insurgents near Maiduguri
Gen. Alkali: Court grants 20 suspects bail
No single economist in Buhari’s cabinet — Atiku
Lagos to deliver 3m votes for APC – Tinubu
We’ll support Tambuwal despite intimidation – Group
Nigerians pray for Buhari on 76th Birthday
Attend to demands of parliamentary workers, APC tells Saraki, Dogara
Ogun: Amosun’s loyalists dominate APM gov’ship campaign c’ttee
Ibadan mogajis decry too many gov’ship candidates in Oyo
3,198 member council to campaign for Uba Sani
Europa League Round of 32: Arsenal, Chelsea get easy draws
Champions League round of 16: Real Madrid take on Ajax as Liverpool and Bayern trade tackles
NSF: Team Delta break own gold medals haul record
FG pays oil marketers, freezes interest on loan
SEC receives Diamond, Access Banks’ merger notice
BREAKING: Diamond, Access bank confirm merger
8 persons die in accident along Akwanga-Jos road
Another girl, 4, allegedly abducted in Gwagwa
Bringing back Prime Minister won’t help
Thanks for the debate, now share the rice!
Re: It is not FG’s problem if Nigerians lack electricity
Saluting President Buhari @ 76
Court remands man who allegedly defiled step daughter
Editorial: Scrapping HNDs is timely
5 things you need to know about the Access, Diamond Bank merger
Mixed reactions trail Diamond Bank merger with Access Bank
2019: Why Buhari govt won’t conduct free, fair elections – Shehu Sani
Focus on “Beyond X” Galaxy S10 anniversary smartphone
Smile offers Customers free YouTube access, voice call
FG commissions radio frequency monitoring equipment, centre
N-Power volunteers protest 5 months’ salary arrears in Kaduna
FG charges employers on decent work conditions
SSANU begins three- day warning strike
Katsina holds Agricultural exhibition to showcase state potentials
EU, Oxfam, DEC partner Taraba State on food security, rural development
In Sokoto, it’s income boom for onion farmers
FG, ASUP meeting ends in deadlock
DSTV thrills customers with Aquaman’s screening in Lagos
Daily Trust’s cartoonist, Bulama wins 2018 DAME award

New Telegraph

Evidence shows Eni, Shell knew of Nigerian bribes – Italian judge
ASUU Strike: Lecturers stage walkout from reconciliation meeting with FG
Leave me out of your incompetence, Jonathan tells Buhari
Ekiti guber: Fayemi knocks out Oni
I’ll be an effective commander-in-chief because lives of Nigerians matter – Ezekwesili
Making a case for biotech
Dissecting Nigeria’s Integrated Power Project
Unruly passengers: Getting worse?
NCAA probes Air Peace’s oxygen mask saga
15 killed, 20 injured as gunmen open fire on wedding guests
Kaduna Refinery MD flays privatization
FG pays oil marketers N236bn, freezes interest on loan
Benue killings: 201,864 IDPs returned home, says Army
Strike: ASUU stages walk-out from reconciliation meeting
NFF insists NNL Super 8 must go ahead
Benue killings: 201,864 IDPs returned home, says Army
Lagos street sweepers protest unpaid salary
Lecturer released, kidnappers demand N100m for three civil servants
Sex-for-marks: Sacked OAU professor jailed for six years
Alleged rapist begs for mercy after impregnating 12-year-old girl
5 docked over alleged membership of secret cult
Why Access Bank acquired Diamond Bank
AI: Herders/farmers’ clashes claimed 3,641 lives in 3 years
INEC: Burden of conflicting court orders Okowa savours Team Delta’s victory in Abuja
2019: Buhari promises level playing field for Atiku, others
Tinubu urges APC members to deliver 3m votes to Buhari, Sanwo-Olu
Enugu: Ugwuanyi, Eze in renewed battle
SGF Boss Mustapha hails President Buhari at 76
Dissecting Nigeria’s Integrated Power Project
Kaduna Refinery MD flays privatization
Sterling Bank powers W’Africa’s largest food festival
Iwobi charges Arsenal to start another unbeaten run
Leicester coach backs Iheanacho
Beach Eagles beg NFF over payment of bonuses
Lamentations of Aisha Buhari
Workers cut off electricity, water supply at N’Assembly
Expert to LASG: Update obsolete survey mapping
Buhari to Nigerians: Give me more time Alleged rapist begs for mercy after impregnating 12-year-old girl
Ikpeazu lauds FG for tackling influx of foreign products

The Guardian
Knocks, kudos as Access takes over Diamond Bank
Gunmen kill 14 at wedding in Southern Kaduna
Manufacturers spend N43 billion on alternative energy as supply improves in industrial clusters
Ambode endorses Sanwo-Olu, advocates conciliation in APC
Qatar Airways confirms talks with Nigerian government on national carrier
At birthday, Buhari appeals for more time to govern Nigerians
Aggrieved APGA members allege N1 billion scam, ask Oye to resign
Man crushed to death on walkway, another loses leg as car rams into shops in Lagos
Dangote staff plead guilty in alleged N15m fraud
‘Blame NFF for Flying Eagles, Supersand team’s defeat to Senegal’
FCT, Bayelsa State athletes protest against non-payment of allowances
Delta, Imo athletes, officials oppose choice of Edo as host
It’s Liverpool versus Bayern Munich, Man Utd against PSG
St Peter’s house wins St. Gregory’s College inter-house sports competition
How Gor Mahia defeated Lobi Stars in Kenya
South-South APC leaders of force and homeland resistance
Proportional representation as antidote to electoral violence
Explore The Island Country: Iceland
Nigerian law enforcement and trials by media
Editorial: When will Nigerian citizens feel secure?
Tackling Nigeria’s infrastructure deficit with green bonds
Lagos mulls health insurance cover for retirees
Yuletide rally wanes as stock market index plunges by 0.21%
Linkage Assurance gets A- rating
Why the economy can’t be fixed
Impeaching Trump
The Atiku dream to make Nigeria work – Part 2
Import substitution as breeder of industries
On Kano Governor Ganduje and EFCC’s insincerity
Oluwole Smith
Nigerian law enforcement and trials by media
Lagos pledges to protect child’s rights

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