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News Headlines Dec 18, 2021. Headlines From Nigeria’s Major Newspapers

Compiled by Demola Adefajo

ThisDay

How Buhari Marked 79th Birthday in Turkey
Adebanjo Replies Akande, Asks Him, Tinubu to Explain Their Source of Wealth
World Bank Approves $700m for New Climate-resilient Projects for Nigeria
Again, Bill on Women Empowerment, Gender Equality Suffers Setback in Senate
Abuja, Jos Winners Receive Brand New Cars, Other Items in Glo…
Mustapha, APC Chairmanship Aspirant Promises to Run Crisis-free Party
Lawmakers Ask FG to Remove Grounded Aircraft from All Airports
House Urges FG to Avert Impending Famine, End Grains Smuggling
Court orders PenCom, Sigma Pension to Pay Retiree 50% …
Buhari at 79, Promises to Put in His Best for Nigeria…
Niger Suspends Medical Consultant for Professional Misconduct
Varsity Don Urges INEC to Commence Effective Political Communication
Kano/Jigawa Customs Area Command Rakes over N25.3bn in 2021
Arewa Group Distances Self from Attack on Diri over Nembe Oil…
Kwara PDP Forum Urges Northern Caucuses to Allow Saraki…
Insecurity: House Urges IG to Deploy Policemen to Bauchi
Edtech Startup, Teesas, Sign Ambassadorial Deal with Mercy Johnson-Okojie
FBN Holdings: CBN Okays Abdullahi as Chairman to Replace Babalola
Coscharis Motors Showcases Locally Assembled Renault at Abuja Fair
CFAO Equipment Promises Efficient After-Sales Support for Toyota Forklifts
Why NSE Honoured Azibaola Robert
Stakeholders Laud 2021 Akwaaba Tourism Exhibition
Okowa, PAP Boss, Nexim Bank, Seek Revival of N’Delta Economy
BA Flight 083 and Incompetent COVID-19 Labs
NDDC: Buhari’s Legacy of Illegality and Contempt
Working to Make KWASU a World Class University
Bukar Usman: Young Ones Must Be Encourage to Speak Mother Tongue
BISI AKANDE ON BISI AKANDE
A SIGH OF RELIEF
No Cold feelings for Santa
NFF Grant Glasgow Rangers Permission to Delay Aribo, Balogun AFCON Arrival
Buhari, Enough of Rhetoric, Terrorists Enjoying Free Rein

The Nation

Fuel price hike: NLC plans protest rallies January 27 nationwide
EFCC set to verify assets of bank CEOs, top managers
Global recognition comes way of Nigerian doctor
2023: Insecurity no excuse to deny Ndigbo presidency –…
Former Labour Minister Akwanga passes on
Buhari’s visit to Ogun postponed
Nine killed, two injured in attacks on three Kaduna LGS
Wike, Peterside camps in war of words over Rivers economy
NDLEA rescues 34 children from traffickers
Transform research findings into products, goods – Onu tasks…
INC tackles Obasanjo over attack on Ijaw nation, demands apology
Lecturers access TETFUND’s N9bn funds for research
Uzodimma presents budget of N381bn for 2022 fiscal year
FAAC shares N675.946bn Nov 2021 revenue to FG, states and LGCs
2023: Insecurity no excuse to deny Ndigbo presidency –…
Three family members burnt to death in Benue fire outbreak
SEC begins charging regulatory fee on fixed income transactions
Abu Dhabi’s Royal Group invests in Airtel Africa
Stock Exchange to roll out derivatives on major stocks
Eguavoen: The permanent Super Eagles caretaker coach
Nine killed, two injured in attacks on three Kaduna LGS
AKANDE’S BOOK
‘I told Obasanjo he must be out of his mind when he blamed me for Ige’s murder’Akande: I’ve never seen anything genuine in ObasanjoHow I built my house, by Adebanjo‘Tinubu refused to release Aregbesola to be my deputy’Oyinlola: I’ve details of how Akande financed his reelection

The Punch

Eguavoen hands Dennis, Nwakali Eagles return
FG fails to declare bandits terrorists weeks after court order
Hushpuppi: Six months after FBI indictment, IG yet to forward advice on Kyari, says PSC
Ekiti CJ frees 69 convicts, awaiting trial inmates to decongest centre
Turkey agrees to sell naval ships to Nigeria, Buhari pledges partnership
FG fails to declare bandits terrorists weeks after court order
Why we didn’t challenge Anambra gov election result – PDP
Loss of energy made me stop at fifth wife –– 94-year-old Owa of Idanre, Oba Aroloye
Evans demanded $2m, got $420,000 before releasing my husband – Witness
Our family’ll soon be more than a community – Son of late Enugu man with 68 wives, 400 children, grandchildren
Three suspected robbers arrested in Lagos market
Task force demolishes brothels, others in Abuja
NEPC prepares small businesses for African trade deal
FG to partner China on renewable energy technology
FG incurs N194.98bn electricity subsidy in six months
Nigeria’s external reserves fall by $440m in two weeks
Tambuwal urges restructuring for efficient governance
2022 gov poll revives power shift debate in Ekiti
2023: Akande’s book not an attempt to pressure Buhari to support Tinubu – SWAGA
South America to join UEFA Nations League from 2024
Events, controversies that shaped showbiz in 2021
Entertainers that ‘ruled’ 2021
Making love songs, my area of specialisation –Sokid
Nothing wrong with competition between artistes –Seyi Shay

Leadership

Security Agencies Allege Plots To Unsettle North
FBN HoldCo Chairmanship: CBN Okays Abdullahi As Babalola’s Successor
CSOs To Buhari: Sign Electoral Act Amendment Bill Now
Households go for Zobo, Kunu As Nigerians Face Bleak Christmas
I’ll Put In My Best Till Last Day In Office And Return To Farm, Says Buhari On 79th Birthday
Niger Government Sanctions Medical Officials Over Pregnant Woman’s Death
Nnamani And The Initial Fallouts Of Standing Strong
*From Ghetto To Stardom*: How Lagos Bus Conductor Became Chess Champion
MY SECRET LIFE: My Goal Is To Liberate Nigerian Women Financially – Charity
Sweep The House Clean
Nnamani And The Initial Fallouts Of Standing Strong
Adebanjo, Oyinlola Chide Akande Over Claims In New Book
PDP BoT Warns Ayu Against Preferred Presidential Aspirant
Air Travel: Nigerian Airspace May Be Shut Over Poor Weather
EDITORIAL
Sweep The House Clean

The Sun

Christmas: Security beef-up in South East, South South
Insecurity: Ohanaeze gives S/East govs two-week ultimatum to launch Ebubeagu
Canada lifts travel ban on Nigeria, 9 other African countries
Fire in Okeafa, Isolo sends residents panicky
My plan after office in 2023 –Buhari
Popular Ifa priest, Yemi Elebuibon: Blood money ritual a hoax
You can’t intimidate us -Ijaw leaders tell Obasanjo
AE-FUNAI begs FG for intervention on infrastructural development
NDLEA intercepts 64,000 pump action gun cartridges, 34 kids from traffickers
NACCIMA seeks legislative action for establishment of appeal tribunal for Customs
Save Nigeria’s elephants from extinction, group urges Lagos, Ogun govts
Senate Appropriation committee chair gets confidence vote
BREAKING: Gov. Buni-led Caretaker Committee hires 3 SANs to defend suit seeking its nullification
We’re proud of Buhari’s patriotic leadership — APC Govs
2023: Christians in Niger will resist Muslim-Muslim ticket for Governor, Deputy Governor — Vatsa, Niger APC Chieftain
NACCIMA seeks legislative action for establishment of appeal tribunal for Customs
Julius Berger honours 838 workers
Yuletide: More flights may be delayed, cancelled over harmattan haze -NCAA
How Nigeria’s flawed BASA aid exploitation by foreign airlines
W’Bank approves $700m to build climate-resilient Nigeriia
NFF to re-introduce code of conduct for Super Eagles, Falcons
AFCON 2021: Super Eagles to open camp in Uyo
Stephen Keshi to be honoured with posthumous award by Delta entertainment industry
2024 Olympics: Bayelsa Govt calls for early preparation
COVID stops Iheanacho from Spurs’ game
I was shocked by my appointment – Eguavoen
Hero Lager announces NPFL partnership
GOtv Boxing Night 24 brings back female boxers
Premium energy drink organises paintball championship
Gombe lawmaker powers soccer stars to Portugal
Bet9ja becomes official gaming partner of LMC
Enough of politicking, Sultan!
Terrorism: Jubilation as Damasak market, Borno, reopens after 7 years
Beyond the sacking of Rohr
An archbishop, a general and two issues that defined my week
APC and uncertain future of Nigeria’s democracy
North as Nigeria’s killing field
Julius Berger honours 838 workers
Plateau tertiary institutions suspend 3-month strike
Empower beggars to end street begging– Emir of Bichi
Ugwuanyi hands over renovated burnt Enugu INEC office
Akwanga, former Labour and Productivity minister, dies
Yuletide: More flights may be delayed, cancelled over harmattan haze -NCAA

Daily Trust

Again, Shekarau, Shaaban’s Loyalists Trounce Ganduje’s Camp In Court
Fear Heightens Over Bandits’ Alliance With Terrorist Groups
Ordeal Of 19-Year-Old Accident Victim
How Bandits Killed Worshippers In Niger Mosque
Challawa-Panshekara Interchange: Commuters, Traders Lament Project Delay
Nigeria, A Country On Fire
Why I Returned To Kannywood – Adam Zango’s Ex-Wife
MOVIE REVIEW: Making The Yuletide Memorable In ‘A Naija Christmas’
Tribute To A Teacher, Mentor, Boss, Professor Sule Bello
2021 World Arabic Day: A Bridge Between Civilizations
Don’t Follow Your Followers
Conspiratorial Theory Of Northern Nigeria
Column No.6: Nigeria’s Aversion To Research, And How To Cure It (II)
Players, Managers Ecstatic As 2021/22 NPFL League Season Finally Kicks Off
Premier League Clubs Must Gain Approval On Owner-Related Sponsorship Deals
Madrid, Barcelona Begin Legal Action Against LaLiga’s CVC Deal
Unyime Okon: I Dropped Out Of School To Play Golf For A Living
Martial Wants To Leave United
Outrage As Abia Women Get N500 For Delivering At PHCs
Day S/East Leaders Brainstormed On Igbo Question, 2023, Others
Fire Kills 3 Siblings In Benue
Wives, Children Groan As Husbands Leave For Greener Pastures
Appointments: Group Dissociates Self From Allegation Against Gov Sule
PAWED Tasks Edo Govt On Women Empowerment
Tambuwal Visits Osun, Commends Gov Oyetola
Kogi To Blacklist Schools Charging Higher WAEC, NECO Fees
Tafawa Balewa, Bagoro Youths Urged To Trace Lost Values
69 Inmates Regain Freedom
Ogun Parents To Sign Undertaking Over Assault On Teachers
Little White Lies
President’s School Debate: Kwara Gov Awards Victorious SUBEB Students Scholarships
Chad And Equatorial Guinea: Tense Relations And A Possible Coup D’état
Buhari Postpones Visit To Ogun Indefinitely
Nine Killed In Fresh Kaduna Attacks
PHOTOS: How Buhari Celebrated 79th Birthday In Turkey
Bandits Shot Dead As Troops Raid Sokoto Hideouts
I Look Forward To Returning To My Farm, Says Buhari
Monarchs Hide As Gunmen Intensify Attacks On Palaces
Father, 2 Sons Killed In Benue
Fear Heightens Over Bandits’ Alliance With Terrorist Groups
Ordeal Of 19-Year-Old Accident Victim
IPI Nigeria Gets New Leaders, Mojeed President, Shekarau Secretary
Fani-Kayode Arraigned For ‘Forgery’, Granted N5m Bail
Lassa Fever Kills 80 In Nigeria – NCDC
Tiamin’s N18bn Rice Farm In Bauchi To Employ 1,000 Youths
Dangote Cement Quotes Commercial Papers Valued At 41bn On FMDQ Exchange
53 Local Oil Firms Get N124bn NCDMB Loans For Dev’t
Day S/East Leaders Brainstormed On Igbo Question, 2023, Others
Buhari Postpones Visit To Ogun Indefinitely
Omicron: UK Removes Nigeria, Others From Red List

Vanguard

Defection: PDP govs’ absence stalls Lagos4Lagos Movement’s official declaration
Corpse of Imo monarch, 9 others evacuated from dump pit
I look forward to 2023 when I retire to my farm — Buhari
Breaking: Oke-Afa Lagos plank market on fire
No more opposition in C’River, APC in total control — Ayade
Reps to probe tax compliance by Bolt, Uber operators
Suspected thief found dead under vehicle at Ogun mechanic workshop
Man in court for alleged manslaughter in Osun
Nigerian roads not designed to carry overbearing vehicular weight —Amaechi
Police arraign 5 for allegedly killing a man and kidnapping his sister
Uzodinma presents N381bn 2022 budget for Imo
NAFDAC destroys drugs worth N598m in Nasarawa
N-Power: FG trains 3,000 North Central youths in skill acquisition
Omicron: School closures must be ‘avoided whenever possible’ ― UNICEF
FIRST BANK FIGHT: Babalola resigns as chairman, CBN okays Abdullahi to take over
Insecurity: US gives Americans in Nigeria survival tips
EFCC arrests Ibadan socialite over alleged N25m fraud
NJC recommends appointment of 64 judges
Truck crushes student, tricycle rider in Ibadan
Parents to sign undertaking for students in Ogun schools
FAAC shares N675.946bn to FG, States, LGs
I’m a skin mechanic — Dr. Patience Johnson
Court judgment: Don’t condone lawlessness, Ganduje tells Security agents
OMICRON: Canada lifts travel ban on Nigeria
Corpse of Imo monarch, 9 others evacuated from dump pit
2023: PDP set to defeat APC in Ebonyi — PDP Chair
Ugwuanyi hands over renovated burnt Enugu INEC office
Jonathan felicitates Buhari at 79
I look forward to 2023 when I retire to my farm — Buhari
Subsidy removal: We must reject, resist any increase in petroleum pump price — NLC
Buhari restates commitment to cater for senior citizens
Buhari postpones official visit to Ogun
Alleged brutality against JTF Commander: Kaduna lawyer drags soldiers to court
2023 Presidency: Insecurity’s an arrow deliberately fired at South-East, says Ohanaeze
2023: PDP is set to defeat APC in Ebonyi ― State Chair
FAAC shares N675.946bn to FG, States, LGs
2023: PDP set to defeat APC in Ebonyi — PDP Chair
Subsidy removal: We must reject, resist any increase in petroleum pump price — NLC
2023: PDP is set to defeat APC in Ebonyi ― State Chair
Buhari at 79: I appreciate the unseen works you’ve done ― Tinubu
Suspected thief found dead under vehicle at Ogun mechanic workshop
Man in court for alleged manslaughter in Osun
Police arraign 5 for allegedly killing a man and kidnapping his siste
NAFDAC destroys drugs worth N598m in Nasarawa
EFCC arrests Ibadan socialite over alleged N25m fraud
NPFL: Kwara Utd unveil Junior Lokosa, 11 other new players
FIRST BANK FIGHT: Babalola resigns as chairman, CBN okays Abdullahi to take over
Why we honoured ZEETIN Engineering Founder, Azibaola Robert with FNSE – President
DMO opens N250 b Sukuk offer

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