News Headlines Dec 21, 2018. Headlines From Nigeria’s Major Newspapers

News Headlines Dec 21, 2018. Headlines From Nigeria’s Major Newspapers

Compiled by Demola Adefajo

The Punch
INEC: ASUU strike’ll affect preparations for 2019 polls
JAMB begins sale of UTME form Jan 10, bans cybercafés
NBS data show we’re making progress – Buhari
AGF, Malami, distances self from Dasuki’s continued detention
Create time for self-development, Lagos HoS tells workers
Boko Haram chief arrested in Lagos
LASIEC decries voter apathy in council bye-election
17-year-old goes missing on resumption day at varsity
Seaweed invasion: Lagos boat operators, fishermen, lament losses
Lagos inferno: Residents count losses
INEC: ASUU strike’ll affect preparations for 2019 polls
Two Togolese nabbed while attempting to obtain Nigerian passports
Police arrest man who stole boss’ property 11 days after employment
JAMB begins sale of UTME form Jan 10, bans cybercafés
Certificate scam: Reps call for Obono-Obla’s sacking
FG faults AI report on farmers, herdsmen’s killings
Lassa fever hits Plateau
B’Haram still uses Nigerian girls as human bombs –UNICEF
Farmers donate N1.7bn for Buhari’s re-election
Folawiyo is richest Nigerian of all time – Otedola
Wife allegedly burns husband, girlfriend to death
Three die, four injured in Lagos crash
Dismissed officer sues board, NIS for illegal detention, seeks N500m
Gombe court convicts man for impersonating EFCC operatives
Navy arrests eight suspects, seizes 15,162 bags of smuggled rice
Amosun’s preferred gov candidate begins campaign, APM adopts Buhari
I remain Ogun PDP gov candidate, Kashamu insists
Imo APC threatens to drag Oshiomhole to court for contempt
We have no preferred presidential candidate –ACF
Civil society groups endorse Sanwo-Olu
Accord Party governorship candidate steps down for Agbaje
OPEC cuts Nigeria’s oil production quota to 1.68 million bpd
AfCFTA: Buhari to receive committee’s report in January
Reps probe Nigeria’s debt profile
70% of lubricants in Nigeria are substandard — SON
Joshua receives OBE award from Prince Charles
UNILAG needs N2bn to host 2019 NUGA – VC
Eagles play Egypt on March 26
Dickson splashes over N150m on Team Bayelsa
Ndidi doubtful for Chelsea clash
FIFA ranking: Eagles end 2018 in 44th spot
Police school begs for more infrastructural facilities
Ansar-Ud-Deen College gets girls’ hostel
FG releases N71.3bn Paris Club refund to UBEC
Osun, Kaduna enroll 27,000 out-of-school children
135 pupils vie for scholarship award
Controversy trails Genevieve’s ‘Lion Heart’ cinema screening
Small businesses embrace off-grid options amid electricity woes
Editorial: Badeh’s murder and unbridled insecurity
Power and how Fashola adds insult to injury
Olaniyi Ashimi: The fatal cost of governance decay
Nigerian Army’s ill-advised salvo at UNICEF
We all need to change

The Nation

841 on trial, 68 convicted in 11 states over killings
Boko Haram suspect held in Lagos
Badeh’s killing probe on, says Air Force
CBN okays Access, Diamond merger
Afenifere endorses Buhari for 2019 polls
Boxing star Joshua gets OBE
New taxes, excise duties on the way to boost revenue
Amosun’s loyalists endorse Buhari as APM begins campaigns
Our administration financed project, says PDP
Buhari’s campaign fund swells with over N1.77b
Court reverses APC’s substitution of Reps candidate in Cross River
Ikeja Electric expands network maintenance
Okorocha: it will take God to market Uzodinma
Budget presentation: We showed our strength, says APC Reps
Kresta Laurel gets ISO 9001:2015 certification
Nigeria draw Tanzania, Angola, Uganda in U-17 AFCON
It’s game over, Utd in the past – Mourinho
2019 World Cup: D’Tigers to know group opponents in March
Common Goal Initiative: Balogun pledges 1% of wages to charity
24 states, 144 players in P/Harcourt
Who is Ogun PDP governorship candidate?
PDP accuses Buhari, APC of fraudulent depletion of ECA
Nigerian ginger best worldwide – Ogbeh
Chamber to induct president at dinner
Jumia Food to support local producers
Winner emerges in Amstel Malta Future Awards
Three die in Lagos accident
Houseboy ‘robs’ boss 11 days after employment
Lagos tackles domestic violence against women
The Nation reporter, seven others are safety ambassadors
Fish farming as the new ‘crude oil’ for Niger Delta
USAID, Coca-Cola partner on water and sanitation
Akwa Ibom: Critical infrastructure and transformation
Job creation: Ayade lauds Lafarge
X-raying Rotimi Amaechi’s 2018 scorecards
Ojukwu, Mbakwe, Maitama Sule awards enliven Imo
Fed Govt trains 5000 in Anambra
Ndigbo to negotiate with other nationalities
Igwe-elect builds cottage hospital in Enugu community
Fed Govt road project excites Abia community

Suspected Boko Haram Commander Reportedly Nabbed in Lagos
Court Stops National Assembly Workers from Going on Strike
Buhari to Receive Presidential Committee Report on AfCFTA January
Samson Itodo Emerges The Future Awards Africa 2018 Young Person of the Year
Hadiza El-Rufai: The Girl Child Needs Role Models to Aspire to Greatness
Jingle Bells for Oba Esugbayi Drama
Ministry, Church Take Handwashing Campaign to Students
Seventy Years of Samuel L. Jackson
Air Force Commander Urges Parents to be Vigilant
Holding Talks on Public Museums, Private Collections
Ash Plans Major Move into Nigerian Music Scene
Creatives Who Made Headlines in 2018
Style by Zenith’ Debuts in Lagos December 29
Burna Boy, Wande Coal, Teni, Daddy Showkey For GOtv Boxing Night 17
The Lord Chosen Marks 16th Anniversary
Let Them Know it’s Christmas
Bidding a Loved One Goodbye
SPAR Nigeria Unveils Xmas Gift Cards
Peter Obi, Ghost of the Past and Reality of Today’
Building a New Niger State
Still on the Debt Profile of Gombe State
Advocating Peace of the Grave Yard
PDP Accuses APC Presidency of Siphoning N1.2bn Farmers’ Fund
Lingering ASUU Strike Threat to 2019 Elections, Says INEC
CBN Charges Finance Houses to Imbibe Risk Mgt Principles
Taxify Expands to Benin
Access Bank Seeks Shareholders’ Approval for N75bn Rights Issue
Nigeria Loses N600bn Monthly to Apapa Gridlock
Don’t Make NCAA Revenue Generating Institution, Experts Warn FG
A Pass Mark for NIMASA
Eagles End 2018 as Fourth Best Team in Africa
Anthony Joshua Bags OBE at Buckingham Palace
National Sports Festival: Gov Dickson Rewards Team Bayelsa with N150m
Top Seeds Hold Sway at O’Trafford Squash Tourney
Over 4,000 Runners from 42 Countries for 2019 Access Bank Lagos Marathon
Organisers Promise Adequate Security, Smooth Traffic Flow
FIBA Reaffirms Kida as NBBF President
Whyte, Chisora Rematch Set on Kwesé TV Live
Events that Shaped the Health Sector in 2018
Lagos College of Medicine Graduates 6,000 Doctors Since Inception
Phamatex Pharma Bags Awards
Reps Advocate for Increase in Health Budget
Medical Union Workers Berates Presidency Over Health Sector
Seventy Years of Samuel L. Jackson
Air Force Commander Urges Parents to be Vigilant
Holding Talks on Public Museums, Private Collections
Ash Plans Major Move into Nigerian Music Scene

Daily Trust

500,000 PVCs not yet collected in Kaduna – NOA
C/River: Court declares Abang as APC candidate for Ikom/Boki
NIS boss warns foreigners against voting
Budget presentation: PDP MPs’ ‘unruly’ behaviour bad politicking — FG
Farmer/ herder clashes: Presidency faults report of Amnesty International, seeks legal advice
Buhari’s 2019 budget a hopeless document – Saraki
Strike: ASUP wants NBTE replaced with Polytechnic Commission
Buhari needs honest people, not betrayers – Oshiomhole
2019: What we expect from presidential candidates – ACF
Reps to probe Nigeria’s mounting debts
Kwara: APC reports judge to NJC over verdict on state excos
…Buhari needs honest lieutenants – Oshiomhole
What we expect from presidential candidates – ACF
4,000 runners, 42 countries for 2019 Access Bank Lagos City Marathon
Nigeria end 2018 as 44th best in the world
NSF: Gov Dickson rewards Bayelsa athletes with N150m
Buhari commissions 15m capacity Abuja airport terminal
N11.5bn spent on TraderMoni as FG sets up monitoring centre
‘2019 budget may not impact much on economy’
‘I’m worried about increase in kidnapping’
We must unite to dislodge APC, Sokodabo tells PDP members
NGO provides food items, free eye care to female inmates
Telling ourselves the truth on Boko Haram insurgency
Do election debates really matter?
Anti-corruption beyond 2019
Ending incessant, flimsy strikes
Should we return to parliamentary system?
ALBANIA: Govt expels Iran envoy in ‘terrorist’ row
EGYPT: Court acquits 40 NGO workers after retrial
UN: Majority of female migrants faced gang rape in Libya – Report
CrimeSee More
Navy arrests 8 smugglers, seizes 520 bags of rice
Yahoo boys posing as US soldiers nabbed
Police arraign man, 32, for allegedly attempting to torch maternity ward
Editorial: N20 trillion unremitted stamp duty
2019: Five things police must do during elections – Buhari
NCC engage telecom consumers in Ogun rural community
FAAN pensioners kick against concession of new airport terminals
Buhari: Why I’m cautious in implementing new minimum wage
Buhari to send minimum wage bill to National Assembly soon
Growing vegetables in your backyard
How moringa tree can cure man’s money woes
FG approves N700m for completion of Farin Ruwa Dam project
Secrets to my 1st Class, best Law School graduation & 7 awards — Ojo’s story
Drug abuse: Youth take campaign to 20 schools in Katsina
Education, tech key pillars for youth — Experts


Ogun PDP Crisis: I Remain The Candidate — Kashamu
2019 Budget: Nigeria’s Debt Servicing Ratio To Worsen In 2019
Issues As The Senate Probes Akwa Ibom House Crisis
Traders To Wike: Scrap Mile 1 Market Mgt C’ttee, Get Our 2019 Support
Amnesty Int’l Report: FG Appeals To Communities Not To Be Provoked
Nigeria In Distress, Collapsing Under APC —Secondus
Buhari, APC Govs To Attend Uzodimma’s Campaign Flag Off In Owerri
FMDQ Lists N13.50bn Union Bank Bonds
Oshiomhole-Backed Kwara APC Petitions NJC Over High Court’s Judgment
Elumelu Donates N2bn Hospital To Health Ministry
2019: Afenifere Faction Backs Buhari, Osinbajo
Imo Pensioners Protest 34 Months Unpaid Arrears
YULETIDE: There’ll Be No Killings, Kidnappings, Rivers CP Vows
2019: We Want Violence-Free, Transparent Elections — US Official
Okowa Bags Awards As Most Performing Governor For 2018
I’ll Make Imo, Dubai Of Nigeria —Prof Ekwerike
PenCom To Enroll Additional 30m Nigerians In 5yrs
FG plans new taxes to fund 2019 budget
2019 budget, an hopeless document – Saraki
Breaking: Sack Obono-Okoi now, Reps tell Buhari
Breaking: Amnesty International’s report on Nigeria -concocted, unrealistic-FG
Access Bank to raise $250m Tier 2 capital ahead of merger with Diamond Bank
Igbo Day: Marginalisation of Ndigbo has not been addressed – Ohanaeze
Vandalised NNPC pipeline fire destroys 100 houses, 100 shops, 50 cars in Lagos
I didn’t support Buhari, FG’s refusal to release Dasuki, Malami tells court
ASUU Strike: INEC alleges 2019 Elections under threat
Lawmakers’ chant of ‘lies’, rowdiness total disgrace to Nigerians’
Name political parties demanding money to endorse Buhari, parties tell Oshiomhole
Ayade inaugurates PDP campaign council
Colombian defender Murillo joins Barcelona on loan
Brazil’s Alex Sandro extends Juventus contract
CAF Confed Cup: Rangers ready for USMBA of Algeria onslaught
NBA heads to India for 2019’s first games
Nadal donates 1 million euros to Mallorca flood victims
Standing ovation, as ‘Aquaman’ is screened at Filmhouse
Kelly Anthony stepping up
Queen Moremi: The Musical opens today
Nollywood actress, Anita Hogan still writing her story?
FMDQ lists N13.50bn Union Bank bonds
Man allegedly assaults neighbour over generator’s noise
AMB gives registration, exams guideline for 2019 UTME
Abule-Egba pipeline fire’ll not disrupt fuel supply – NNPC
Get your lost mobile phone back with these tips…
HEALTHCARE: Edo partners energy firm on power supply
At Olango Vista we drive economy with technology – Ndubuisi Nzenweofor


PR, Creativity Brain Box Of The Entertainment Industry — Femi Ojo
Steer Clear Of Partisan Politics, Ansar-Ud-Deen Youths Tell Religious Leaders, Caution Youths
Burna Live’ Not Your Regular Concert — Burna Boy Speaks On Upcoming Concert
2019: Buhari, Atiku In The Eyes Of Nigerians
The Choice Before Lagos In 2019
EDITORIAL: Buhari’s Directive To NBS Boss
PR, creativity brain box of the entertainment industry —…
Steer clear of partisan politics, Ansar-Ud-Deen youths tell…
2019: Buhari, Atiku in the eyes of Nigerians
Project managements experience is good for political office…
The rape of Oba Akenzua 11 Cultural Centre
slam Advocates Freedom of Expression
Scholars canvass for one Islamic global community

The Sun
Imo APC to Oshiomhole: Stop exhibiting executive rascality
Minimum wage Bill: Labour sets December 31 deadline
Luxury bus drivers, commuters lament incessant kidnap, robbery on highways
AfCFTA: Committee to submit report January – Presidency
Ogun guber: 60 parties adopt Amosun’s candidate
INEC demands immediate resolution of ASUU strike
Presidential poll: Afenifere endorses Buhari, Osinbajo for 2019
Imo APC to Oshiomhole: Stop exhibiting executive rascality
Again, suspected cultists hit Rivers, kill 2, injure others
My father won’t support Atiku if he is alive – Mustapha Kanti Bello
Oshiomhole spits fire: God ‘ll not allow PDP return to power in 2019
2019: APC, PDP biker over PVCs buying in Edo
2019 election: Group seeks Adamawa governor’s disqualification
Merchant political parties trading with endorsements —Oshiomhole
NUPENG appoints Okiro, ex IGP as Patron
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
Egypt announces Nigeria friendly for March 26
Eagles end 2018 as 4th best in Africa, 44th in the world
Man U’s January transfer targets as Ole Gunnar Solskjaer resumes
Hamilton deserves more recognition, says Wolff
Why I want to give back to society – Awoof Mama
Kylie Jenner ties Jay-Z for 5th position Forbes wealthiest celebrity
Philippine wins fourth Miss Universe crown
Timi Dakolo dazzles at 2018 Future Awards, gets standing ovation
Americans should keep off Nigeria’s elections
Tips on managing family business
The Kperogi affair and the road to authoritarian totalitarianism
Who is afraid of electoral amendment bill?
Higher philosophy of Christian marriage (8)
White Pastors & other polygamists in US & UK (2)
13 years after, ex-bankers reunite in Lagos
Total war in Bayelsa
Couple’s soul-stirring message after losing all 3 in crash: ‘Love your kids like there’s no tomorrow’
UBEC: FG devises means for states to access counterpart funds
Ngozi Obi: How Biafra’s kwashiorkor children haunted me
Excitement as StarTimes rolls out blockbuster movies at Yuletide
Multichoice fetes media, reveals 2019 content
How I handle female fans – DJ Neptune
“Why Nigerians need to tap into the benefits of travelling”
Using culture to harness creativity and ingenuity
Folklore and philosophical thought: Chinese scholars visit Bukar Usman
Old boys donate N4.2m furniture, books, cash to students
Tips on managing family business

New Telegraph

Buhari warns police against torture, extra-judicial killings
2019: Afenifere splits over Buhari, Atiku
Love scam: 10 Nigerians pose as U.S. Army officers
2019 UTME: JAMB to commence sales of form January 10
Fresh human heart belongs to a robber, says 85-year-old herbalist
Ambode’s supporters dump APC, endorse Agbaje for governor
AIG: How we arrested seven cultists, recovered guns, charms
Houseboy steals master’s car 11 days after employment
Imo APC to Oshiomhole: You lack power to dissolve exco
Total to export oil from $4bn floating production
‘Rising deficit weakens Nigeria’s external balance sheet’
2019: ACF seeks INEC, security agencies, neutrality
Why ASUP strike may linger till 2019
Ajudua to Bamiyi: Show proof I defrauded you $8.4m
Lagos explosion: I dashed into the fire to save my children –Widow
How I prostrated for Amosun over Yewa agenda – Dapo Abiodun
Residents make last-minute rush for foodstuffs as fair ends
‘I landed in trouble after approaching policeman to buy stolen car’
Internet fraud: Corps member remanded in prison
IG’s team smashes pipeline vandalism in Ogun State
FCT rakes in N65bn IGR in 2018, targets N130bn in 2019
Rivers: Wike decries factions among ex-servicemen, donates N10m
Killings: We’ve arrested 907 persons, 805 under prosecution, says FG
Adetoyinbo: It shows election is already predicated
Ogun guber: 60 parties adopt Akinlade Twists and turns in Ogun PDP crisis
Fabiyi: Youths have been excluded from debate about Nigeria’s future
Olawepo-Hashim: We’ll resist move to turn Nigeria to two-party state
Total to export oil from $4bn floating production
‘Rising deficit weakens Nigeria’s external balance sheet’
Nigeria, Pakistan in $184.3m fighter jet deal
Dickson doles out over N150m cash award to Bayelsa athletes
Egypt confirm Eagles’ friendly for March 26
GOtv Boxing Night 17: Organisers promise adequate security, smooth traffic flow
MFM won’t put pressure on new players – Ilechukwu
Steve Rhodes taught me everything – Alex O
The secret of my successful marriage to Olu Jacobs – Joke Silva
Nothing wrong with brightening your skin, says Toke Makinwa
Itel’s Love Always On touches over 6,000 lives across Nigeria
My switch to gospel music, a transformation – Zbyte
Davido’s ‘Fall’ is first Nigerian music video to reach 100m Youtube views EDITORIAL: Return of the sports festival and way forward
Money decided winner of Osun governorship polls, says NOA boss
Benefits of small-scale farming, by researchers
Labour threatens strike over new minimum wage
FG mulls new tax regimes to fund 2019 budget
N165bn debt: Telecoms’ service disruptions loom
Hope as scientists find new treatment for prostate cancer
Senate, Reps task FG to unravel how Badeh was assassinated

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