News Headlines Jan 3, 2019. Headlines From Nigeria’s Major Newspapers

News Headlines Jan 3, 2019. Headlines From Nigeria’s Major Newspapers

Compiled by Demola Adefajo

The Punch
PDP to Buhari: For peaceful polls, let IG retire Jan 15
Obasanjo, Jonathan, others to get N2.3bn benefits in 2019
Fire razes Benue market, Ortom donates N30m to victims
Bayelsa father kills two sons with poison over witchcraft
Moses hopes for better 2019
UEFA tips Chukwueze, 49 young players for glory
Pillars players survive auto crash
Uncertainty as clubs shun Super 8
PDP wants military funds, 9 Mobile, Keystone Bank’s shares probed
Fayemi set to begin work on abandoned projects
Army opens livestock market in FCT
Nigeria’s population is no blessing
Court hears residents’ suit against Lekki Gardens Jan 8
Issues to headline judiciary in 2019
Perceived regulatory challenges reduced foreign investment — Stanbic IBTC
Vitafoam records improved performance as profit rises
FMDQ launches market for fixed income trading
Dangote staff co-operative declares N71.55m dividend
Stock market: Investors lose N134.4bn on first trading day
Islamic cleric caught on camera defiling five-year-old girl in Lagos
Military helicopter fighting Boko Haram goes missing in Borno
Lagos DJ commits suicide
Bayelsa father kills two sons with poison over witchcraft
Moses hopes for better 2019
Corpse found floating on River Osun
Residents kick as noise from Lagos hotel causes sleepless nights
Accident claims eight lives in Calabar
Police nab two armed robbery suspects, recover stolen property
BRT passenger jumps to his death on Lagos-Abeokuta Expressway
Atiku paying $90,000 monthly to American to give fake news –BMO
PMBCO asks Atiku to quit presidential race for lying
Why I defected to PDP —Ortom
Imo people won’t support gov candidates with stolen tickets – Okorocha
I will be governor for everybody – Sanwo-Olu
Buhari will win election despite APC internal crises – Oke
Stock market: Investors lose N134.4bn on first trading day
Pilots, engineers ask FG to quicken inauguration of Nigeria Air
UEFA tips Chukwueze, 49 young players for glory
Pillars players survive auto crash
Klopp rejects Guardiola’s praise ahead of clash
Arsenal EPL debut thrills youngster Saka
2019 UTME: JAMB warns candidates against fraudsters
I’m not gay, Nollywood actor Alexx Ekubo says, defends homosexuals
Kim, Kanye West allegedly expecting fourth child via surrogate
I felt betrayed by God when my husband died, late gospel singer’s widow
The ultimate cell phone buying guide (1)
Editorial: Shagari: Not his will to be President
ASUU strike, a necessary sacrifice (1)
2019 elections: Memo to Nigeria
Still on the proposed National Microfinance Bank (1)

The Nation

Emmanuel: 2019 elections will mark the end of godfatherism 4
Fayemi orders clearing of Ekiti highway bushes over kidnapping
Fed Govt votes N792m to refurbish aircraft
‘PDP desperate for power’
32-year-old man accused of sodomy
Anxiety as Labour gets set for minimum wage strike
Lagos budgets N852.317b for 2019
Army: our weapons superior to Boko Haram’s
Oil prices surge 5%
We will restore confidence in Enugu, says Eze
Lanlehin: I will fulfill my campaign promises
Oyo poll: Group urges voters to vote wisely
‘Why I want to replace Igbinedon in House of Reps’
APC and collapse of party discipline
Army arrest 71 suspects in Adamawa
ITTF Ranking: Aruna Quadri begins 2019 in 26th
Chelsea sign Pulisic from Borussia Dortmund
2022 World Cup should be expanded if possible, says Infantino
Arsenal, Leicester table N17b for Chukwueze
Funmilayo Ajala targets 2019 African Games spot
Silva: Everton were too nervous
9mobile promises exciting new year
Promote new metering plan, expert urges CBN, others
NNPC: PSCs account for most of oil production
Stay away, National Park warns poachers
N236b subsidy payment saves govt litigation, job losses
Guard charged with biting colleague
Residents seek speedy completion of Ajah roads
Islamic teacher held for defiling girl, 5
Agent steals landlord’s N250,000
Police burst robbery gang
Police arrest two robbery suspects, recover gun in Lagos
Father arrested for killing sons with sniper
LASUCOM students seek support for mental health patients
Gbenga Omotoso
And the winners are…


INEC Retains Smart Card Reader, Incidence Form
We Are Under Armed Bandits’ Siege, Masari Cries Out
BPE Shifts Privatisation of Yola Disco, Afam Genco
Unveilling a Guide to Excellent Parenting
We Are Under Armed Bandits’ Siege, Masari Cries Out
Total, Samsung Confirm First Oil in 200,000 bpd Egina Field
$1bn saved from projected cost
Minimum Wage: Presidency Moves to Appease Labour
Jonathan: I Didn’t Leave Empty Treasury for Buhari
Says Bakare lied
PDP Alleges Fresh Plot to Compromise Electoral Guidelines
Insurgency: NAF Attack Helicopter Crashes
Forbes Ranks Nigeria 110th Best Country for Business
Sack Service Chiefs Now, Former DSS Director Tells FG
Kachikwu: We Have Generated over $2bn from Oil Blocks
PDP: People will Resist APC’s Move to Take South-south
Embassy, Consulate Not Affected by Govt Shutdown, Says US
‘I’m the Credible Alternative My People Want’
‘APC is Out for Violence in Kogi State’
Akwa Ibom is Lucky to Have Udom Emmanuel as Governor
Telecoms Records Steady Growth in Subscriber Base, Teledensity
‘Africans Need Alternative Internet Content to Engage the Grassroots’
EU, Oxfam, DEC Partner Taraba Govt
WHO Commends Thailand for Introducing Tobacco Plain Packaging
Legacy Pension Managers Now FCMB Pensions
Nigerian Equities Market Begins 2019 on Bearish Note
Aruna Quadri Begins 2019 as Africa’s Best on ITTF Ranking
Obiozo Drags Kano Pillars to Court over Bribery Allegation
GOtv Boxing Night 17: New WBF Intercontinental Champion Eyes World Title
Chelsea Signs Dortmund Forward Pulisic for £58m
Fulham Leading Arsenal in the Race to Sign Cahill on Loan
Pressure Mounts on Atletico as Future of Four Stars Doubtful
Moeti: Nigeria Can Beat Malaria through Political Will, Coordinated Response
Abimiku: Funding, Policy Formulation Can Curb Epidemics in Nigeria
191m Nigerians Face Malaria Threat, Says NME
Group Empowers Blind People, Calls for Social Intervention
Unveilling a Guide to Excellent Parenting

The Sun

Buhari surrounded by rogues – Bakare
Tension, controversy as IGP’s tenure ends tomorrow
Lagos Area Boys rampage over comrade who died falling off moving bus
JUST IN: Katsina under threat of Zamfara bandits, Masari cries out
Stocks starts 2019 trading on negative note
15.8mt of petrol imported in 2018 – NNPC
Shake-up in Imo police command
Fighter jets destroy ISWAP meeting hall in Borno, NAF claims
Igbo presidency: You lied to Ndigbo, Atiku’s campaign director tells APC
In Adamawa, APC’s Bindow, Ribadu run divided house
2019: Plateau PDP, APC clash over campaign venue denial, fresh killings
2019: Personalities who will shape polity
Issues that will shape 2019
Again APC blasts PDP, calls party national vomit
Oil falls to $53 on economic worries, surging supply
NSE launches X-Bot to enhance market participation
Power outage: Gowon Estate residents want FG to revoke Ikeja Electric’s licence
2019: We want only credible people voted into office — CBCN
Institutionalising the war against corruption – new approaches to assets tracing and recovering (6
Nigeria and ethno-religious strangulation
Higher philosophy of Christian marriage (10)
Professionalism shall be our watchword, Ekiti new CP assures
Kano Assembly screens, confirms 4 commissioner nominees
Plateau killings: Inter-Faith committee kicks against arms in herders, villagers hands
New prostate cancer operation ‘can save men’s s*x lives
Four foods to help lower your cholesterol, reduce heart disease risks
Israel passes law banning payment for sex
Day Bassa village got special Christmas gift
Ugwuanyi, family, others honour monarch at 75
Why FG should sign the AfCFTA treaty
Stocks starts 2019 trading on negative note
2019: We didn’t endorse Buhari, Fulani group insists, calls action selfish
No Nigerian territory under Boko Haram control, CCRM maintains
Area Boys go haywire in Lagos over death of colleague
APC, PDP gain, lose as mass defections hit parties in Niger
Absurdity in Bayelsa as police arrest man, 42, for alleged murder of own kids
US Govt. Shutdown: Embassy, Consulate remain open in Abuja, Lagos


2019 Campaigns: APC, PDP Broke – Ogbeh
NAF Bombs Terrorists’ Meeting Venue
Total Begins Production At Egina Oil Field, Targets 200,000bpd
Articulated Lies Don’t Win Elections
Ozil Rejects January Loan Move From Arsenal
Buhari Campaign Team, An End Of The Road To Opposition – Kakanda
President Shagari: The End Of An Era
New Direction in Counter-terrorism: The Shettima Emergency Security Meeting
Nigeria Grows Teledensity By 19.1% In One Year
Heckling As Sign Of Executive-Legislature Impotence
‘Nigeria Not Losing N600bn Through Telecom Industry’
NCC Introduces Harmonised Short Codes For Telecom Industry
Can Bala Mohammed Upstage Gov Abubakar In Bauchi?
Dangote Flour Relaunches Products
CBN Orders Banks, OFIs To Upload Customers’ Complaints Daily
Akwa Ibom To Establish Airline Company
Economists, Operators Upbeat On Economy In 2019, Urge Reforms Implementation
NCC Introduces Harmonised Short Codes For Telecom Industry
Maku: I Don’t Need Political Structures To Win Nasarawa Gov’ship
BCO Threatens To Drag Atiku, PDP To Court
Ondo FA Sets Up Electoral/Appeals Committees Ahead Of Feb. 5 Election
Federer, Serena Hail Historic First Meeting At Hopman Cup
CAF Awards: Iwobi Dropped As Salah, Auba, Mane Make Final Shortlist
Meet Newly Crowned Queen Of Benue Tourism 2018
EDITORIAL: Youths Must Reject Electoral Violence
LCCI Plans Interactive Session With Governorship Candidates
Air Peace Begins Flight Operations At MMA2
Manufacturing Sector Generates N31.48bn VAT In Q3 2018 – NBS
2019: Oil Markets Kick Off With Losses As US Production Surges
Lifebuoy Promotes Hygiene In Makurdi IDPs’ Camp
Osun Gov, Oyetola, Preaches Religious Tolerance
US Embassy Recants, Says Offices Not Shut Down
Minimum Wage: FG Moves To Avert Labour Strike


Oyetola To Osun People: Pay Taxes To Enhance Development
NIOMR Empowerment Training A Lifesaver, An Improvement To Nigeria Revenue – Participants
Rivers PDP Chairman Urges Residents To Vote Wike
Chukwueze’s Best Yet To Come — Osimhen
hedioha Loses Bid To Stop High Court From Hearing Anyanwu’s Case
Anglican Communion Organises Trade Fair To Empower Women
Much Ado About Secularism (2)
INEC Announces Election Dates In Enugu
Vote Party That Understands Your Pains, PDP Tells Nigerians
Afreximbank Floats $30m Facility For SMEs
ActionAid To Rescue Child-Beggars With N3m ERCCAP-N Project In Kebbi For 3 Yrs
How We’re Using Ososo Carnival To Engage Youths — Agbaje
Minimum Wage: States Should Determine What They Pay Their Workers – Peter Obi
Eze Ends Goal Drought At QPR
SEC Okays CCNN Merger With Kalambaina Cement
Okigwe Urged To Support Araraume
4-Yr-Old Boy That Went Missing At Lagos Beach Found
Nobody’s safe in Katsina now, Gov Masari cries out
We’ve generated over $2bn from oil block licences to fund 2019 budget – Kachikwu
2019: PDP accuses Buhari of diverting military funds to finance re-election bid
Minimum Wage: We’re meeting with labour to avert industrial action – FG
We’re open for business, says U.S. Embassy in Nigeria
Rivers PDP Chairman urges residents to vote Wike
2019 poll: Obasanjo hosts ADP presidential candidate
Monarch tasks politicians, stakeholders on peaceful polls
Owan-Enoh accuses PDP, Ayade of destroying his campaign billboards
Polls: My trust is deeply rooted in God —Okowa
Chukwueze’s best yet to come — Osimhen
Villarreal vs Real Madrid: Chukwueze predicts upset wi
Akinwunmi scores Nigerian football high in 2018
Saka happy to make EPL debut with Arsenal
Netflix drops satire episode critical of Saudi Arabia
Genevieve Nnaji marks 20 years in Nollywood
Ambode reiterates commitment to growth of tourism, entertainment sector
Investing in entertainment will curb youth restiveness, says ex-legislator
Afreximbank floats $30m facility for SMEs
Community policing, panacea to curb crimes — Ekiti CP
Return Our Lady of Fatima College to Mission, Omogbai urges Edo State

The Guardian

Hopes, doubts over sector’s prospects in 2019
Hopes, doubts over sector’s prospects in 2019
Arsenal’s confidence wasn’t dented by Liverpool thumping, says Iwobi
Again, government team meets labour over new minimum wage
Victim’s family settles for compensation in Canoe Road accident
HURIWA seeks probe into allegation against Buhari’s relatives
MURIC kicks against Kukah’s plan to train 10m al-majiri children
Renaming FUTA after Shagari global embarrassment, alumni tell Afe Babalola
Kidnapped Catholic priests recount ordeal with armed herdsmen
Serena loses ‘match of my career’ to Federer
Liverpool will drop points, says Man City boss Guardiola
Unpaid bonuses dog Rangers as team prepares to meet Bantu FC
‘Why Chelsea moved quickly to sign Pulisic in £57.6m deal’
Man City ready to halt Liverpool’s juggernaut today
Referees society urges members to embrace latest rugby laws
Titanic battle in Bauchi as Abubakar faces PDP’s Bala Mohammed
‘Buhari is real project to market in southwest’
This is a critical year, Udom tells Akwa Ibom people
Kano assembly confirms Shekarau’s nominees, others as commissioner designates.
Nigeria and Its Women
Lagos gubernatorial candidates to defend manifestoes before OPS
CoralPay introduces first interoperable USSD
PAC Capital, NESG partner on green finance
How digital financial services lift banks performance, by Microsoft
Musings on Buhari’s eldorado
Nigeria 2019: Hoping for another reprieve?
2019 election as hand shake across history
Nigeria recorded low spam calls, messages in 2018

New Telegraph

Acquisition of Keystone Bank, 9Mobile: Atiku chides EFCC, ask NASS to act
Buhari diverted N1.032 trn arms fund to buy Keystone, 9mobile – PDP
IGP removes Imo CP, three deputy commissioners, 11 Assistant Commissioners
Former Niger PDP Chairman joins APC
Pastor stabbed to death during church service
PHOTOS: Fire destroys part of Aba park, Umuahia
2019: APGA targets 8 states
Man, 68, appears in court for alleged theft
Buhari diverted N1.032trn to buy Keystone, 9Mobile –PDP
2019 budget: FG to spend N2.3bn on Gowon, OBJ, IBB, Jonathan, others
Igbere Day: Culture promotes unity, peace, prosperity, says Kalu
Biafran soldiers: Abandoned, begging for survival
There’ll be surprises if we’ve free, fair elections – Jerry Gana
CAF Awards: Rohr, Mikel voted for Iwobi Museums: Pushing to fulfil mandate amid poor funding
Presidency: Atiku sets up anti-rigging committee
Father kills two children with poison
2019, a standout year for Nigeria
Islamic cleric caught on camera defiling girl, 5
Ex-convicts: We formed robbery gang in Agodi Prison
President’s home state under armed robbers, bandits, kidnappers’ siege – Governor
How PDP’ll get Nigeria working again, by Obi
Another looming pipeline explosion
Corruption not Nigeria’s major problem – Ogbonnia
Okowa has done well to deserve second term – Abideke
Atiku’s Campaign Council Inaugurated In Kogi
Reps: Issues that shaped House in 2018
Broadband: FG proposes N81m for RoW charges’ harmonisation
2019: Hopes for ICT amidst uncertainties
2018: Struggling economy amid global challenges
Firm raises the alarm over new cyber threat
CAF Awards: Rohr, Mikel voted for Iwobi
Super 8: NNL teams insist on no show
AFCON, World Cup: Ministry to sideline NFF, deals with Eagles, Falcons directly
Igali eyes busy 2019 for wrestling
Actor RMD frowns against fake life style on social media
EDITORIAL: Sustained attacks on the military by Boko Haram
Museums: Pushing to fulfil mandate amid poor funding
019, a standout year for Nigeria
Poll: Akeredolu, commissioners split over AA’s option
PDP rejects plan to use ex-corps members as poll staff
Ex-Niger PDP chair joins APC
‘Nigeria’s Telcos has only 7,000 4G base stations’
Manufacturers to cut jobs over delayed port procedures

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