News Headlines Dec 20, 2018. Headlines From Nigeria’s Major Newspapers

News Headlines Dec 20, 2018. Headlines From Nigeria’s Major Newspapers

Compiled by Demola Adefajo

The Punch
Drama, protests as Buhari presents 2019 budget to N’Assembly
FG withdraws $1.6bn in three weeks, shrinks ECA to $631m
20.9 million Nigerians jobless, says NBS
63 vehicles, 98 shops burnt in Lagos pipeline fire
20.9 million Nigerians jobless, says NBS
Should INEC take over the conduct of LG elections?
Human rights organisations condemn intimidation of UNICEF, AI
Ekiti AG urges lawyers to embrace technology
Police counsel preaches uprightness
MOJ seeks support for child justice centre
Four technologies for scaling your start-up
Eaglets know AFCON foes today
Insurance players on vacation as Super 8 begins
Bale’s hat-trick fires Madrid into Club W’Cup final
German football boss blasts Infantino
Rivers Governor’s Badminton tourney begins
APC to query Amosun, Okorocha for anti-party activities
Agbaje kicks as Sanwo-Olu settles drivers’ toll, vows
Fake AIG caught with 11 ATM cards, 10 chequebooks
Two arraigned for allegedly killing Osun pregnant woman
One dies as man sets family of four ablaze in Lagos
Gunmen abduct Rivers Anglican bishop, kill Anambra pastor
Trigger-happy cop arrested for shooting P’Harcourt-bound passenger
Protesting youths set palace ablaze, monarch flees
Sudanese torch ruling party’s HQ in protest against rising price of bread
Man stabs wife, says, ‘I have no money for Xmas shopping’
Ekiti CNPP faults Afenifere’s endorsement of Atiku
Accord Party, APGA presidential candidates protest exclusion from debate
Court nullifies Oshiomhole-backed APC factional exco in Kwara
Umeh threatens to expose ex-senators on constituency funds
Candidate drags SDP, INEC to court in Delta
Ogun APC youths seek resignation of defectors
20.9 million Nigerians jobless, says NBS
STOAN seeks short term remedy for Apapa gridlock
NCS committee on overtime cargo set to publish report
NSDC disburses N3.9bn to boost sugar production
Buhari presents N8.83tn budget for 2019
First Bank empowers food entrepreneurs
Rivers Governor’s Badminton tourney begins
Mourinho proud of Old Trafford career
Ugandan president asks Miss World Africa to stop wearing ‘fake’ hair
Sade Adu makes 2019 Oscars’ ‘Best Original Song’ shortlist
Robbery: Burna Boy, others absent from court
Simi, Ahmed Musa, others win at 2018 The Future Awards (Full list)
Central Bank of Nigeria issues guidelines to combat rising financial cybercrime
Aquaman debuts in Nigerian cinemas
Girl, 11, needs N9m for treatment of cerebral palsy
‘Africa’s lab scientists ready to prevent outbreak of diseases’
FG advocates regional collaboration to combat deadly diseases
Your infertility may be due to abnormal thyroid function
Editorial: UN alarm underlines need for anti-graft strategy
Was Buhari ever cheated at the polls?
Tinubu and the burden of history
Revisiting Okotie’s restructuring template

The Nation

We’ve made progress on all fronts, Buhari tells Nigerians
Houses, shops, vehicles razed in pipeline fire
Military, police begin manhunt for Badeh’s killers
Fed Govt drains ECA of $1.68b in one month
Diamond Bank’s merger: Access Bank increases capital raising to $457m
Tues, Wed, Jan. 1 are public holidays
2019 Budget: Buhari scolds unruly lawmakers
Budget 2019: where is parliamentary decorum?
How foreign oil firm Trafigura defrauded Fed Govt of $1.6b tax, by witness
SDP state chairmen reject court’s verdict on Donald Duke
Buhari proposes N8.83 trillion budget for 2019 fiscal year
APC kicks as PDP Reps’ Caucus knocks President
Ishola Balogun-Fulani led Kwara Exco remains expelled – APC NWC
Fed Govt drains ECA of $1.68bn in one month
2019: It will take God to market APC guber candidate, says Okorocha
Robotics voyage at UNILAG
‘I’ve been on First Class grade from year one’
RUGIPO council chairman condemns lecturer’s murder
NUNSA-LASU holds first symposium
10 get N1m bursary award
I surprised myself, says FUNAAB’s best
Student breaks First Class jinx in Business Admin at UDUS
It’s game over, Utd in the past – Mourinho
2019 World Cup: D’Tigers to know group opponents in March
Tiger Woods’ net worth rises to $800m
Common Goal Initiative: Balogun pledges 1% of wages to charity
Georgia Oboh makes final cut in Morocco
WBC title under-card: Ajagba returns with Turnbow’s fight
Rivers Governor’s Badminton Championship serves off Wednesday
Oyo 2019: Is Shittu a threat to Adelabu?
Igbo leaders backing Atiku are saboteurs, say Buhari supporters
Ajatta: Technocrat and politician at 80
Diamond Bank’s merger: Access Bank increases capital raising to $457m
Stakeholders, govt laud partnership as firm delivers house in 14 days
NESREA: Nigerians spend N1.6trl on generators yearly
Houses, shops, vehicles razed in pipeline fire
Akwa Ibom 2019: Pro, anti-Ekere forces trade words
Omo-Agege empowers 250 women
Father of four drinks poison, dies in Bayelsa
Otuoke varsity demotes seven professors, sacks others
SSANU gives FGN 3 day warning strike over N8b unpaid claims
Minister: only 35% of infrastructure developed in Abuja

ThisDay

Buhari Votes N305bn for Petrol Subsidy in N8.83tn 2019 Budget
Fish out Badeh’s Killers, Buhari Orders Security Agents
Access Bank Secures $250m Fresh Tier II Capital
Buhari Votes N305bn for Petrol Subsidy in N8.83tn 2019 Budget
Says technical committee to advise on minimum wage APC, PDP trade words over heckling
Atiku in Aba, Vows to Revive Businesses, Manufacturing Sector
Southern, Middle Belt Leaders, Jonathan, Magu Condemn Badeh’s Murder
Oshiomhole: I Hope National Assembly Won’t Distort 2019
Says small parties demanding money to support Buhari
Lagos Pipeline Fire Guts 100 Shops, 50 Vehicles
Stop Harrassing Amnesty International, Falana Tells Nigerian Army
NBS: Unemployment Rate Rises to 23.1%, 20.9m Nigerians Jobless
Buhari clueless on way forward, Says Atiku
Gunmen Abduct Anglican Bishop in Rivers
NLC Rejects Any Renegotiation of N30,000 Minimum Wage
Kebbi Govt Persecutes The Sun Reporter over Report
FG Nearing Completion of Lagos-Ibadan Rail Line
Afenifere’s Endorsement of Atiku Treacherous, Self-serving, Says CNPP
Excess Crude Account Shrinks by $1.68bn
PDP Salutes Saraki at 56, Says He is A Pillar of Democracy
‘Buhari is the Best Option for Nigeria Right Now’
‘Our Trump Card is Being Authentic’
‘The Current Leadership in Benue is Not Prepared for Governance’
APC Appoints Caretaker Executive for Imo Chapter
Primary Election Fallout: APC Dissolves Imo, Ogun Excos
Forum of SDP Chairman Confirm Support for Donald Duke
Former CUPP Members Left the Coalition Out of Wrong Motive, Says Ugochinyere
AFC Invests $25m Equity in Infracredit
Firms Partner on Technology Transformation
Neimeth Returns to Profitability, Declares Bonus Issue for Shareholders
Media and Nigeria’s Anti-corruption War
Glo Unveils New Offering
Western Digital Expands Products
Oboh Makes History, Becomes First Nigerian on European Tour
Onazi Restates Commitment to Super Eagles
Wike to Honour Team Rivers’ Contingent to National Sports Festival
Solskjaer: It’s Brilliant to Be Back to Old Trafford
Carabao Cup: Spurs, Chelsea through to S’final
Brilliant Bale Bags Hat-trick, Real Reaches Final
Excited Players Hail O’Trafford Squash Club, Call For More PSA Tournaments
Expert Harps on Proper Malaria Test before Treatment
National Hospital Commissions Newly Upgraded Executive Wing
EDITORIAL: AS AKINDELE GOES TO JAIL…

The Sun
Police uncover fake wine factory in Lagos, arrest owner
Buhari storms Onitsha Dec. 28, commissions Zik’s mausoleum
Buhari presents N8.83trn 2019 budget proposal to N/Assembly
Why N/Assembly members booed Buhari – Ebute, ex-Senate President
Badeh killing: Bring culprits to book, PDP tasks FG
Tsunami hits Otuoke varsity, 7 dons demoted
Buhari mourns Badeh, orders military to find killers
Farmers/herders crisis: Amnesty International accused of falsehood
Politics
Atiku unveils three-pronged action for North East
Ebonyi 2019: Clannish sentiments won’t determine my re-election – Egwu
APGA crisis: Party must respect constitution – Ukaegbu
2019: Voting PDP is returning to Egypt -Oshiomhole
Duke vs Gana: SDP chairmen’s forum faults High Court ruling
FAAC: Shocker as $1.68bn is withdrawn from ECA in 3 weeks
Finally, Access, Diamond banks secure CBN nod to merge
Bad roads, Apapa gridlock wreaking port operation –STOAN
Shell Bonga attains 800m barrels oil production
Hamilton deserves more recognition, says Wolff
Relief at Old Trafford as Man. U caretaker coach promises to hit ground running
Bayelsa SWAN Week: Commissioner advocates frequent sporting activities for media professionals
I never expected to have so much success, Messi says
Solskjaer returns to Man Utd as interim manager
Manchester United shares rise after Mourinho’s departure
Djokovic back on top as old guard refuse to let go
Higher philosophy of Christian marriage (8)
White Pastors & other polygamists in US & UK (2)
Osogbo Justice Onyetenu is the jurist of the year
Point the finger, not fingers
Nigerians’ short bites from the vice presidential debate
Bipartisanship as way forward
FRSC not involved in aiding, abetting smuggling at border posts — Official
2019: Niger PDP receives over 2,000 decampees from APC, ADP
Ekiti dep. gov. warns land officials against dirty deals
Fayemi’s wife urges the wealthy to adopt Ekiti orphans
Completion of Ajaokuta steel complex
Udom Emmanuel and sports development
Unemployment in Nigeria: A jinx that must be broken
George Herbert W. Bush (1924-2018)
Police uncover fake wine factory in Lagos, arrest owner
The Congo election: Difficult times ahead
2 burnt to death in Kogi auto crash
In Onitsha, gunmen kill pastor as police arrest 5 for killing lady

Daily Trust

Drug abuse victim narrates ordeal, says she almost committed suicide
Why lecturers take gov’t assurances unserious -Unionists
Board develops strategies on Arabic, Islamic studies
FG wants agencies to deposit publications with National Library
Kaduna employs 7,000 teachers to ease workload
Oshiomhole: Political parties begging for funds to endorse Buhari
Adamu Muazu, game changer in crucial meeting with Osinbajo
Our merger will not lead to job losses – Access Bank GMD
I was a taxi driver – Gov Ayade
You’re minority, resign now, Akpabio tells Saraki, Dogara
Guardiola: Mourinho will bounce back from United sacking
Worries over deplorable condition of Lokoja abattoir
Kwara Senatorial candidate advocates private sector investment in road construction
2019: Fertiliser producers donate N570m for Buhari’s campaign
APC: Sacked Ishola Balogun-Fulani-led Kwara exco remain expelled
Ogun APC rejects dissolution, says its exercise in futility
Golf icons who shaped 2018 [2]
Dutse agog for President Buhari Cup
Good outing for President Cup in Jos
LG: Taking smart tech to the next level with AI
Sterling Bank powers West Africa’s largest food festival
Chi bags Top 50 Brands Nigeria award
2 killed, 7 vehicles burnt in Kogi accident
Do election debates really matter?
House of Reps and legislative propriety
Buhari is Atiku’s challenge, not US visa
DR CONGO: Rallies banned in Kinshasa
ITALY: Govt strikes budget deal with EU
SOUTH AFRICA: Grace Mugabe faces arrest warrant
14 suspected kidnappers, robbers nabbed in Kaduna
Fake wine brewer arrested in Lagos
CP parades ex-IGP impersonator, robbery suspects in Abuja
Editorial: Between Gencos, TCN and Discos
15 things Buhari said in his budget presentation speech
Saraki, Dogara react as gunmen kill ex-security chief Alex Badeh
FG approves N700m for completion of Farin Ruwa Dam project
16 councils absent as Katsina flags off Agric show
Katsina holds Agricultural exhibition to showcase state potentials

Tribune

Xmas/New Year: FG Declares Dec 25, 26, Jan 1 Public Holidays
Ex-President Jonathan mourns Badeh
Ex-PDP boss Muazu, Osinbajo meet in Aso Rock
Badeh: PDP expresses shock, demands immediate investigation
Badeh’s killing, totally unacceptable ― Chief of Air Staff
Obaseki Signs N183.7bn Budget For 2019
Budget: Uduaghan Hails Buhari For Courage At National…
Oyo Governor Commissions 5.76 Km Rural Roads At Ikereku
UNICEF, Oyo SUBEB Hold Workshop For Education Secretaries,…
US To Withdraw Troops Completely From Syria
LG Chairmen Suspension: PDP Cries Foul, Vows To Resist…
2019: Most Political Parties Registered By INEC Are Trading…
Multiple Crime In Anambra, As Police Arrest 135 Suspected Cultists, Murderers,…
Police arraign man for allegedly defrauding businesswoman of N4m
Police nab suspected notorious burglar in Enugu
Police arraign man for stealing employer’s properties worth over N1m
Access Bank To Become Africa’s Largest Retail Bank With Diamond Bank Merger…
Ogun set to generate N95bn IGR in 2019
Adamawa govt to complement FG housing programme ― Bindow
Customs seizes smuggled rice, trucks worth N101.7m in Edo
625,000 Nigerians Die Annually Due To Lack Of Oxygen
Osun to receive World Bank $20m to fix healthcare facilities
INEC commissioner tasks women on improving participation in governance
Include nurses in policy formulation, NANNM tells govt
US To Withdraw Troops Completely From Syria
Ex-Serbian police general ban from entering US
US to review travel ban, sanctions to ensure aid reaches North Korea
Over 100 killed in Congo clashes days before election
Ayefele Becomes INEC Ambassador, Releases 25th Album
There Are No Clear-Cut Ideological Differences Between Political Parties —Sen…
Kogi East: The battle for Igala/Bassa senatorial seat
Achuba: The many travails of Kogi’s number two man
The ABC of restructuring
Lead City Varsity Has Very Good Future —VC
Reps seek declaration of state of emergency in education
Oyo SUBEB, UNICEF hold workshop for education secretaries, quality…
Style Ideas for xmas
Hairstyle for Yuletide
Your style travel guide this festive season
EDITORIAL: Beyond The Abubakar Peace Accord
NASS: Labour Unrest Over 2018 Budget
Can Lagos be free from traffic challenges?
Restructuring Nigeria for total liberation of its peoples
Need For Fundamental Restructuring In Nigeria
Time to revamp refineries
Respect for authority
Orlando Owoh: A decade after

Vanguard

2019: Protect Your Votes, Ojefia Urges Deltans
Enugu Psychiatric Hospital Workers Embark On 3-Day Warning Strike
I’ll Deploy Legislative Advocacy, Activism To Change Bayelsa East — Wills
Delta APC Pretending, Not Ready To Win Election — Igbuya
Imposition: APC NASS Aspirant Drags INEC, Others To Court
I’ve Changed The Narrative For Presidential Campaigns —Ezekwesili
Bina Foundation Reaches Out To Enugu Para-Athletics Champions
FG Tasks Employers On Decent Work Conditions
2019: UNIDA Charges INEC On Free, Fair Elections
Kidnapped Rivers Priest: Tonye Cole Alleges Political Undertone
Court Sacks Oshiomhole-Backed Kwara APC Exco
Tertiary Institutions Shut-Down As ASUU, ASUP, SSANU Boycott Duties
Improved Security, Upgraded Infrastructure’ll Boost Nigeria’s Tourism —Lai Mohammed
Why You Include Probiotics In Your Diet?
It Will Be Good If Govt Can Keep Their Promises To Players- Godwin Izilein
Corruption Is Killing Nigeria’s Legal Profession – Prof Ojukwu, SAN
NCAC Tasks Nigerians On Peaceful 2019 Elections
Why we’re opposed to Electoral Act Amendment Bill – APC
Subsidy on, as Buhari presents N8.8trn budget
Buhari, Jonathan, Atiku, Okowa, Jibrilla, others condemn murder of Alex Badeh
Excess Crude Account crashes to $631m
Xmas/New Year : FG declares Dec. 25, 26; January 1 as public holidays
President Buhari’s 2019 Budget speech
What is the fate of common Nigerians? If Alex Badeh can be assassinated – NANS
Oshiomhole vs Amosun: Ogun APC dares NWC, says you can’t dissolve us
Dickson seeks collaboration against cultism in Niger Delta
Why we dissolved Ogun, Imo Excos – APC
INEC prepared for credible poll in 2019- Yakubu
U-17 AFCON : Golden Eaglets know group opponents today
Champions League: Neymar 100 percent fit to wreck United
Iwobi named fourth best passer in Europe
Why Mourinho had to go – Woodward
My wife asked me to die and be buried, write my will and die – Pastor
His brother’s girl gets on my nerves
Runtown banned from entering United States
Busta Rhymes, Prayah hint collaboration on Davido’s ‘Fall’ remix
Port congestion: NPA to review operational charges, increases rent-free days
Suspected kidnappers of American get N15m bail
Tertiary institutions shut-down as ASUU, ASUP, SSANU boycott duties
Abule-Egba pipeline fire’ll not disrupt fuel supply – NNPC
Why Hitachi, Allied Computers created solutions for GDPR compliance
Stakeholders in Bayelsa call for efforts to end drug abuse

The Guardian
Rowdy session as Buhari presents 2019 budget
Manhunt begins for Badeh’s killers
Real Madrid to land Jose Mourinho £18m a year job
Agbaje vows to free Lagos from Tinubu’s ‘tyranny’
Ondo suspends five civil servants over alleged fraud
Ikpeazu promises to declare emergency in Abia courts
Kano pays N2b pension arrears to retirees
Edo government unveils Yellow fever reactive vaccination campaign
Man dies after seventh round in sex competition
Bina Foundation moves to promote blind football to international status
Cristiano Ronaldo given artwork of overhead kick against Juventus
Ortom motivates Lobi Stars’ supporters ahead of clash with Kenya Gor Mahia FC
Players hail OTrafford Squash Club, want more PSA tournaments
144 players battle for cash at Rivers Governor’s badminton tourney
Abuja 2018 Sports Festival, worst ever, says Porbeni
Dissolution of Ogun APC exco a nullity, state chapter insists
INEC insists on issues-based, violence-free campaigns
PDP, APC differ on feasibility of local government autonomy
Suswam, Gemade, Orubibi roil Benue for zone ‘A’ senate seat
Same Sex Couple To Be Indicted In Kano
Paris Hilton: I’m Keeping The N729,000,000 Ring
Three abdominal workouts that are safe in pregnancy
My guide to surviving Christmas
Editorial: Lagos traffic gridlock and Murtala’s promise
Crownrise Finance gets Agusto’s B+ rating
NCC uncovers large volume of forceful subscriptions, illegal deductions by operators
‘Challenging environment limiting private sector capacity to create jobs’
Badeh, Buhari and legacy of insecurity
Oyo 2019: Who will occupy Agodi?
China’s reform at 40 and modernisation
The national question in Nigeria
Philanthropist urges varsities to collaborate with private sector
Varsity hosts first research fellow
CIAPS director seeks return of Yoruba language, others in schools
Educationist emphasises benefits of teachers’ welfare, development
Meeting Nigeria’s health emergency demands with Flying Doctors
How to reduce menace of drug abuse, misuse in Nigeria
Nigeria prepares against future epidemic threats

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