News Headlines Jan 1, 2019. Headlines From Nigeria’s Major Newspapers

News Headlines Jan 1, 2019. Headlines From Nigeria’s Major Newspapers

Compiled by Demola Adefajo

The Punch
NLC’s insistence on N30,000 minimum wage unpatriotic – Govs
I dropped out of OAU, Ogun APC gov candidate admits
2019 budget: Buhari to spend N1bn on travels, N98m on food
Thousands to miss visa appointments as US embassy closes indefinitely
Five dead, 38 missing in deadly Indonesian landslide
Why we won’t end strike now – ASUP
Okorocha claims North, South-West moving against his 2023 presidential ambition
Baga attack: We trekked for two days without food, say fleeing residents
SDP backs CUPP on mental health test for presidential candidates
Boko Haram war has been politicised, says army
Police nab 60-year -old, 11 others for Zamfara twin sisters’ abduction
Torture: AIG parades four cops, family protests 20-year-old’s death
Woman loses pregnancy after neighbour headbutts her
2019 budget: Buhari to spend N1bn on travels, N98m on food
BRT drivers down tools over non -payment of salaries, bonuses
Thousands to miss visa appointments as US embassy closes indefinitely
NUC budgets N22m for meals, N16m for books
Man rapes 80-year-old woman, jailed for three years
Four burnt to death in Ondo accident
Fuel tanker rams into six vehicles in Lagos
Four persons burnt to death in Ondo accident
Aftermath of impeachment: DSS, police storm Adamawa Assembly
Ex-Ondo commissioner says PDP will rescue Nigeria
Ekweremadu restates call for state police
UPP tasks INEC, Nigerians on credible 2019 elections
CBN, ABCON partner as naira ends year on high note
NSE embraces artificial intelligence
Stocks advance to cap unstable year as investors gain N383.6bn
CCNN, Kalambaina Cement get regulatory, legal merger approval
Technology’ll reduce capital market costs ― Uduk
Access, Diamond combine 3,100 ATMs for customers’ use
Mayweather floors Nasukawa to win $9m exhibition bout
Maradona backs abused Koulibaly
Wounded City to fight Liverpool — Kompany
Musa joins campaign against drug abuse
Ronaldo ‘not obsessed’ by trophies
France to extradite CAF official to ICC
NUC budgets N22m for meals, N16m for books
Ten expectations for education sector in 2019
Demoted Otuoke varsity dons accuse VC of chasing shadows
I didn’t enjoy stardom or fame because of controversies – Terry G
Once again, Obafemi Awolowo’s published works hit the book shelves
Davido, Tiwa Savage, others for DJ Kaywise annual concert
Bauchi governor features in star-studded Up North
Serena Williams introduces daughter, Olympia, to Black dolls
Fans helped me overcome pains of my son’s death –D’banj
Nutrition plays a major role in children’s development – Onafowokan
Harmattan: Health expert recommends fruit juice
Issues that will shape Nigeria in 2019
Default on loans rises as glut hits property market
Retirees decry declining life expectancy, seek return to NHIS
Complaints as Ogun subscribers battle poor telecoms signals
Telecoms to drive financial inclusion, economy in 2019 — Experts
Use automation to address telecoms industry debt, ATCON urges NCC
New Horizons, academy integrate tech courses into curricula
Mastercard, DPO Group to boost Pan-African merchant payments
Editorial: Saving students from illegal universities
Happy and Unhappy New Year
Finally, Nigeria’s election year arrives
Christmas Carol for Buhari, OBJ, Atiku and Tinubu
Haunting echoes of a sage

The Nation
Battle of Baga: Maiduguri/Monguno Road not closed, says army
2019: Obaseki pledges sustained investment in infrastructure, education, others
Buhari to challengers: 2019 polls not do-or-die affair
Melaye: Police justify siege to Malaye’s house
Ambode swears in HoS Muri-Okunola, six perm secs
Tinubu to Nigerians: choose path of progress
Second Niger Bridge: Fed Govt votes N2bn for compensation
Shagari…Nigeria under his watch
Governors, labour stand-off on minimum wage continues
How APC can defeat PDP in Delta, by chieftain
Udoh: Why Emmanuel deserves second term
Olawepo-Hashim to heal the wound of Biafra
Why I defected to PDP – Ortom
‘We are on mission to rescue Nigeria from greedy few’
New Year: PDP assures Nigerians of brighter future
‘Special Eagles aiming to participate in Amputee Nations Cup’
NACCIMA: 1.95% growth unacceptable
DECEMBER 31, 2018
Smooth sailing amid turbulence
Stock Exchange demotes Diamond Bank, NEM, Continental Re
Vitafoam Nigeria declares cash dividend, bonus shares
Dashed national carrier dream in a tough sector
BRT drivers on strike over ‘unpaid salary’
Expert: waste dumping on streets can cause epidemic
Woman allegedly steals doctor’s phone
Made in Ikeja Games App for launch
Low passenger turnout at airport
Council fetes 500 widows, widowers, others
PHOTOS: Last-minute New Year rush at Lagos market
Man who raped 80-yr-old bags three years imprisonment
Person of the year
Olatunji Dare; An evening with Shagari
Editorial: Hero indeed

Buhari: Elections Need Not Be Do-or-Die Affair•Atiku, others preach peace, hope for better Nigeria
Obaigbena, Dangote, 15 others Honoured for Contributions to Nigeria’s Growth
Labour Insists on Tuesday Protest over Minimum Wage
NEM, Diamond Bank, Continental Re Removed from Governance Index
CEOs Predict Bright Economic Prospects in New Year
Seven Killed as Gunmen Attack Plateau Communities
Labour Insists on Tuesday Protest over Minimum Wage
•Governors accuse NLC of blackmail
Equities Investors Lose N1.9tn, Market Declines by 17.8% in 2018
• Nigeria’s debt rises to N22.4tn
Again, Gunmen Kill Four, Injure Seven in Kaduna
US Embassy Closes Indefinitely, Visa Seekers to Miss Appointments
Ribadu Donates 40 Vehicles for Buhari’s Campaign
Army Threatens Actions against Subversive Publications
• Deploys 40 trucks, armoured tanks to fight insurgents
Power Sub-station Vandal Arrested
We Are Celebrating Shagari, Says Obasanjo
• Saraki, Sambo, govs condole with family
Gencos: Nigeria’s Electricity Market Operating Without Contractual Terms
NNPC: PSCs Now Account for Most of Nigeria’s Oil Production
PRP Set to Take Power in Kano, says Chairman
Ezekwesili Laments Killing of Soldiers
Otti Promises Restoration in Abia
We Have Strategies to Defeat Boko Haram, Herdsmen Militias, says Gana
Work for Nigerians, not APC, ADP Urges Police
New Year: Lagos ANP Governorship Candidate Felicitates with Lagosians, Urges them to Make a Worthy Choice
2019: Call by APC for Leo Ogor’s Withdrawal Panicky, Says Delta PDP
Power Sub-station Vandal Arrested
Egypt Expects IMF Loan
Heritage Bank Partners Prinsult
Hopman Cup: Serena Takes on Federer Down Under
CRS 2019: Why Owan Enoh Is The Bride (1)

The Sun
Nigerians set agenda for 2019
2019: Dogara charges Nigerians to be optimistic
2019: Participate actively in electoral process for credible leaders, Wike tells Nigerians
Ayade preach unity, peaceful co-existence
2019: Elections need not be do or die – Buhari
Govs, Labour head for New Year showdown
Soldiers kill 3 female suicide bombers in Borno
FG introduces empowerment scheme to help IDPs
2019: Dogara charges Nigerians to be optimistic
All set for Osinbajo, Oshiomhole Plateau visit
I can never abandon my people to be killed — Ortom
2019 Oyo Fed. Rep: I’ve political clout to win Feb. 16 poll, says Semiu Alao
2018: PDP’s year of tribulations, triumphs
Ogun: Amosun stakes pride, mobilises against APC governorship candidate
Technology, key to reducing cost at capital market –Uduk
NRC senior staff association seeks presidency intervention on eviction threats
UN airlifts 58,000 passengers from Nigeria in 2018
Naira ends 2018 stable with CBN, ABCON deal
Customs intercepts dynamite, explosives at Lagos port
2019: We want only credible people voted into office — CBC
Peter Oboh commends Dangote over N50m Falcons largesse
Another man’s PVC
Crossover again
Testimony of the year
New Year: Okowa, Ayade preach unity, peaceful co-existence
Soldiers kill 3 female suicide bombers in Borno
Gas explosion destroys property in Enugu
Customs intercepts dynamite, explosives at Lagos port
AFD approves $245m for transmission projects in Nigeria
Mayweather floors Nasukawa thrice to win exhibition match
NRC senior staff association seeks presidency intervention on eviction threats
UN airlifts 58,000 passengers from Nigeria in 2018
FG introduces empowerment scheme to help IDPs
2019: Will Nigeria bungle it?
Unemployment is unAfrican
Another ASUU strike and Nigerians’ suicidal silence (2)
2019: A year of great expectations
Atiku/Obi ticket: Path to economic recovery
Nigerians set agenda for 2019
Gas explosion destroys property in Enugu
Customs intercepts dynamite, explosives at Lagos port
AFD approves $245m for transmission projects in Nigeria


PMB Promises Secure, Prosperous Nation In 2019
US Visa Applicants Stranded, As Embassy Closes In Abuja, Lagos
NLC Holding President To Ransom Over Minimum Wage, Says NGF
Melaye’s Arrest: No Retreat, No Surrender, Police Declare
Man Jailed 3 Years For Raping 80-year-old Woman
New Year Message: Reject APC In 2019 – PDP G3
FG Begins Mandatory Use of NIN Today APC Chair Tackles Nnamani Over Comments On Ugwuanyi
Nigeria Rugby League Appoints Joe Mbu As Head Coach
Cabal And The Validity Of Evidence
Volleyball: Nigeria’s Female Team Win Gold At Camtel Int’l
Ighalo Unveils Multi-million Naira Mansion In Lagos
I’ll Be Ready For Australian Open – Nadal I Suffered Racist Abuse In Italy – Maradona
How A Politicized Prayer Might Inspire God’s Anger
Heritage Bank Partners Ikoyi Club 38
Customs Intercepts Contrabands Worth N9bn
‘Naira Ends Year On High Note Over CBN, ABCON Partnership’
Police Parade 12 For Kidnapping, Armed Robbery In Zamfara METRO5 hours agoAmbode Mourns Death Of Professor Femi-Pearse NEWS5 hours Ajimobi Presents N285bn Appropriation Bill To Oyo Assembly
Shagari Was A Complete Gentleman, Patriot – Aregbesola
N583.8bn Maturities To Ease Liquidity This Week
Group Seeks Reconciliation Among Aggrieved APC Members
Volleyball: Nigeria’s Female Team Win Gold At Camtel Int’l
Meet Newly Crowned Queen Of Benue Tourism 2018
EDITORIAL: Towards A Prosperous New Year
FG Begins Mandatory Use of NIN Today
Airlines Witness Low Turnout Of Passengers
Nigerians Won’t Vote Based On Sentiments – Jagaba
Akeredolu Presents N190bn Budget To Ondo Assembly
Ribadu Donates Offices, 40 Sienna Cars For PMB’s Re-election
Ambode Swears In New Head Of Service, 6 Perm Secs
A/Ibom Set For Ground Breaking Of Multi-Lingual Resource Centre
2018: UN Airlifted Over 58,000 In Nigeria

FULL TEXT: New Year Message From President Muhammadu Buhari
New Year: Pray against all negative projections, more hardship — PDP…
Presidency to air documentary on ‘First Term of President…
New Year: Governors dash workers hopes, insist N30,000 minimum wage…
Gunmen kill 4, injure 7 in Kaduna
Boko Haram: Nigerian govt never lost control in engaging…
2019: We’ll deliver Adamawa 100% to Buhari, Ribadu…
We’re on mission to rescue Nigeria from greedy few —…
Police arrest suspected Boko Haram hitman, kidnapper in Ondo
TraderMoni is vote buying, direct re-looting of Abacha loot,…
2019 Is Here! Jubilation As Kiribati, New Zealand, Australia Become First To…
Report: How Buhari Administration Gained Control Of Boko Haram Phenomena Since…
My new album, Masun different from the trending slang —Queen Funmi
Double honours for Swagger Papa
BSS 2007 students get together after 11 years
2019 Election: Injury To One Is Injury To All
Nigeria Needs Businessmen Not Bureaucrats
Gani Adams: One Year As Yoruba Generalissimo

The Guardian
2018 Person of the Year: A goddess of resistance
Benue group raises alarm over influx of herdsmen
It’s year to prove neutrality, CAN tells INEC
Ortom charges Christians, others to pray for Atiku’s success at the polls
Wike, Agbaje pray for peaceful 2019 general elections, task INEC
PDP urges hope, faith, optimism next year
Dogara warns against anti-democratic forces
ACF tasks INEC, security agencies on credible polls
Kawonise assures Ogun indigenes of better days
Enugu Rangers resume camping today, plan early trip to Maseru
Lawal predicts successful new year for Nigerian football
‘Unyi-Ogugu tournament to unearth hidden Kogi football stars’
Wounded Arsenal welcome Fulham as Spurs aim for revival against Cardiff
Stakeholders’ support crucial for 2019 success, says NBBF
Samir Nasri joins West Ham on six months free transfer
Delta APC set to inaugurate gubernatorial campaign committee
Olawepo-Hashim hints at founding National Guard to curb insecurity
‘Buhari, specialist in importing foreign currencies, looted funds’
‘Cross River has no reason not to vote APC’
How To Malaysian Pineapple Fried Rice
Words From The Street: On New Year Resolutions
Editorial: Nigeria’s poor economy and the blame game
Investors’ interest in bellwethers lift NSE’s index by 1.27 per cent
Standard Chartered Bank elevates Adesola
Sterling Bank unveils Africa’s skills champions
Firm reaffirms commitment to quality, tech driven elevator
Lapses in guide to bank charges
Buhari should resign after admitting failure
The economic prospects of gender mainstreaming
Populism, a consequence of neocolonialism

2019: Stop Rhetoric, Campaign With Your Achievements, Atiku Dares Buhari
Honour Shagari With Credible 2019 Polls, Orji Charges INEC
Tiv In Taraba Back Atiku, Ishaku
Oshiomhole To Receive Defectors As Lalong Flags Off Campaign
Why Buhari Deserves Re-Election – Ribadu
Minimum Wage: We Can’t Use More Than 50% Of Income To Pay Salaries, Govs Insist
Heritage Bank Partners Ikoyi Club On Mug Competition
Politics In 2019: Dilemmas Of A People
Fuel Tanker Explodes In Enugu, Burns Petrol Station, Homes, Shops
Isoko North Tricycle Operators Back PDP Candidates
Wike Preaches Consolidation, Hope In New Year
Nigeria’s Foreign Debt Declines By 2%
Electing Atiku Will Retard Nigeria’s Devt For 20 Years – Osinkolu
PDP, SDP, Group Disagree Over Buhari’s Performance
Amnesty Office Urged To Redress Delayed Payment To Vendors
TraderMoni, Relooting Of Abacha Loots — Fayose
A Man’s New Best Friend?
Lawyers, senators kick, as police refuse to vacate Melaye’s house
Tough times ahead for Nigerians in 2019
We are on mission to rescue Nigeria from greedy few – President Buhari
Sydney, Hong Kong kick off 2019 parties with dazzling fireworks
Army ready for battle to reclaim Baga from Boko Haram terrorists
Corruption : Buhari, Atiku campaign teams in war of words
Nigeria’s 2019 budget still under threat as oil price hovers at $52.72
2018: Year of political intrigues, bitterness, turmoil, uncertainties
End of ceasefire: PANDEF in dilemma over militants’ threat
Don’t involve military in forthcoming elections, CAN tells FG
Nasri joins West Ham on return from doping ban
Chelsea break £400m turnover barrier, post £62m profit
Emery fined £8,000 for kicking water bottle towards fans
Maradona shows support for racism victim Koulibaly
Breaking: Mayweather beats Japan’s Nasukawa by TKO
Investing in entertainment will curb youth restiveness, says ex-legislator

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