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News Headlines Dec 23, 2022. Headlines From Nigeria’s Major Newspapers

Compiled by Demola Adefajo

ThisDay

Nigerian Press Organisation Initiated ARISE, Tinubu Campaign Meeting, Say NPAN, NGE, NUJ
Ex-APC Chieftain Alleges Assassination
EDITORIAL: THE CHALLENGE OF CYBERCRIMES
National Carrier: Why Nigeria Cannot Do It Alone
Stakeholders Blame Aviation Fuel Scarcity on Poor Logistics, Delays in Shipment of Petroleum Products
Analysts: Foreign Investor Drought May Have Spared NGX of Global Systemic Risk
Gateway Agro-Cargo Airport Project Nearing Completion
Adamawa: Oasis of Peace in an Unstable Zone
Emefiele: British Parliamentarian Seeks Independent Institutions Ahead of 2023 Elections
HURIWA Carpets FG over Planned Tolling of Second Niger Bridge
Scores Killed as Army, Others Raid IPOB Camps
Traders Seek Urgent FG’s Intervention on Road Infrastructure
2023: Tinubu ‘ll Record Lanslide Victory in Ondo, Says APC Chieftain
50 Statesmen, Women to Bag Kwara Merit Awards
Six Killed, Two Injured in Bauchi Fatal Crash
Edo to Empower 500,000 Poultry Farmers by 2030
Fayose’s Aide Loses Case Seeking Nullification of APC Reps Primary
2023: Christian Group Adopts NNPP Guber Candidate, Others across Party Line to Fix Abia
Pantami: Quality Software Will Give Nigeria’s Digital Economy Competitive Advantage
Healthcap Restates Commitment to Cleaner, Healthier Africa Through Investment
Hollandia Unveils Campaign for the Festive Season
Institute of Mechanical Engineers Recognises EATECH CEO
Sanwo-Olu, Boss Mustapha, Nnolim to Confer NIGAV Awards
Norrenberger Launches Dollar Fund to Assist Investors in Hedging Against Currency Risk
The Final Buhari Christmas?
From Qatar with Love
AN OPEN LETTER TO PETER OBI
ELECTION VIOLENCE AND FRAGILITY OF NIGERIA’S DEMOCRACY
CELEBRATING CHRISTMAS AMID ECONOMIC DISTRESS
Nigeria Drop as Morocco Hit Top Spot in FIFA Rankings
After Hectic Cup Parade, Messi Opts for ‘Quiet’ Christmas Celebration
3SC Handed N100m for Winning Dozy Mmobuosi Super Cup
Ekpenyong Wins 2022 Rainoil Tennis Tournament
PSG Plan to ‘Block’ Messi from Cup Parade in Paris
GOtv Boxing Night 27: Esepor, Pumicpic Arrive for WBF Title Fight
Ex-Chelsea Boss, Avram Grant, Named Zambia Coach
FIFA to Investigate Salt Bae’s ‘Undue Access’ to Pitch after Final
This Particular Christmas

The Nation

PDP knows it will be buried in 2023, says APC
Tinubu: I’ll turn Nigeria’s story around, convert challenges into opportunities
Wike: we’ll name our presidential candidate in Jan
CBN: withdrawal limit will tackle kidnapping, reduce cost of minting, cash processing
2023: INEC predicts 50 per cent voter turnout across country
Court dismisses suit seeking removal of Kola Abiola as PRP presidential candidate
Court affirms judgment voiding Al-Mustapha’s, others’ candidacy
Criminals won’t stop 2023 general election, says minister
Yuletide: NEMA deploys ambulances, emergency vehicles in flashpoints
Tax increase for sugary drinks gets National Assembly’s backing
FIRS to be renamed Nigeria Revenue Service
Criminals won’t stop 2023 elections, says Fed Govt
North Central Group to EFCC: release Bello’s brother
Poultry farmers promise affordable egg, chicken
Woman kidnaps teenage girl, demands ransom in Ogun
Again, hoodlums attack INEC office in Imo
Police kill four suspected IPOB members in Ebonyi
‘Christmas in Wonderland’ prepares for fiesta
Capital market operators get deadline for registration renewal
Ikeja Hotels seeks N1.14b new capital from shareholders
Polaris’ digital bank backs SMEs with multiple loan offers
Fed Govt opens trading on N1.74b new savings bonds
Argentina considering Lionel Messi on currency
We’ll be together forever, Lateef Adedimeji, Mo Bimpe pledge after one year of marriage
‘Asiwaju’ crooner Ruger hypes chart-topping song
The years of yore: Reflections
Chinua Achebe in his Nunc Dimitis and reflecting on the decline of Nigeria sorrowfully moaned about the present as contrasted with the immediate post-independence Nigeria by saying “There was a country”…
DSS v Emefiele
OBJ’s infidelity; Adebanjo’s insincerity
How to renew hope in Nigeria

The Punch

Cash limits not anti-people, CBN insists, Reps knock Emefiele
EU Parliament: The fine line between lobbying and bribery
Cash limits not anti-people, CBN insists, Reps knock Emefiele
Reps probe illegal fintech, loan apps threatening debtors
After 12 years, Basketmouth, wife end marriage
Why I resigned as Yoruba Nation leader – Akintoye
Retired fireman rapes 12-year-old niece, family condemns bail
‘Dangerous’ Lagos paedophile weeps after life sentence
Fraud suspect jumps bail, lawyer remanded
27 residents kidnapped every month, Gombe gov laments
Driver dies, passengers escape as container crushes vehicles
SMEs bleed as business climate worsens
Gombe demands N10bn compensation for airport takeover
Introducing cash withdrawal limits at this time irresponsible – Ex-ADC chair
Tinubu will win FCT – Group
Even if I lose, I’ve inspired youths — Sowore
Lawan not working for Atiku –APC campaign council
Anti-Tinubu comments: Machina campaign team chides Lawan’s supporters
I played street football in France after my agent abandoned me – Stephen
FIBA rates Elephants ahead D’Tigers
Upcoming Fuji artistes should be prayerful, respectful – Malaika
Acting started like a hobby, now my life – Funsho Adeolu
Humour keeps Nigerians sane in difficult times – Comedian
Nollywood thriving, govt should get involved – Tobi Makinde
Kemi Adetiba plans third wedding ceremony
Editorial: Democratising LGs essential for growth
Hounded by Shari’a police, Kano alcohol sellers battle for survival
Swimming in waters of controversies, Emefiele battles on
Pantami rewards winners of ICT competition
FG may reintroduce telecom tax in 2023 – Report
NRC network caused downtime at train station – NIMC
France fines Microsoft €60m
Group publishes AMR health infographics in 50 African languages
Osun LG vaccinates 10,500 children against Polio

Leadership

Cash Withdrawal Limit, Naira Redesign Not Political – CBN
Tinubu, Obi Speak To Issues, Underscore Governance Plans
No Amount Of Threat Will Stop 2023 Elections, Federal Govt Vows
Fun Family Christmas Movies
Court Declares Mohammed Abacha As Kano PDP Gov’ship Candidate
Minister, Others Celebrate Veteran Journalist, Eugenia Abu At 60
Budgetary Allocations Cannot Sustain Public Varsities – Osinbajo
Western Hypocrisy Loses In Epic Qatar Match
Gov Emmanuel Promises Stable Power In 4 Akwa Ibom LGAs
Fresh Move To Arrest CUPP Spokesman Suffers Setback
COREN Releases Practice Regulations For Engineers
7 UNIABUJA Researchers Win N1bn Grants
Illegal Abortions: Report Vindicates Army, Fingers Foreign NGO
Beyond Passage Of The Social Work Bill
Tinubu, Obi Speak To Issues, Underscore Governance Plans
No Amount Of Threat Will Stop 2023 Elections, Federal Govt Vows
The Year 2022: A Locust Year For Nigerian Farmers
Lagos To Sanction Retail Gas Operators Without Safety Measures
Waterworks Rehabilitation Project To Serve 3 Million Lagos Residents
My Husband In Katsina Gov’ship Race To Clean APC’s Mess, Says NNPP Candidate’s Wife
2023: Sanwo-Olu Campaign Train Lands In Ikorodu, Assures Residents Of Better Deal
Don’t Waste Time On Tinubu, Focus On Ensuring Credible Polls Only, Atiku Tells Buhari
Kano PDP Primary: Court Declares Abacha As Party’s Substantive Gov’ship Candidate
Pupils Under EKOEXCEL Anticipate Improved Performances In Term 2
Higher Taxation And Its Toll On A Fragile Nigerian Economy
Finally, Federal Govt Announces Christmas, New Year Holidays
ECOWAS Condemns Coup Attempt In The Gambia
Green Growth Africa Emerges First To Win Okayama Award In West Africa
Tech Giant, Tingo, Offers Leeway For African Farmers To Tackle Climate Change, Hunger
Accord Presidential Candidate, Imumolen, Promises Civil Service Reforms
Kwara Govt Set To Hold End Of Year Merit Awards Dec 23
1 Dead, Several Injured As Container Falls On Vehicles In Lagos
2023: I ‘ll Unveil My Preferred Presidential Candidate In January – Wike
Buhari Assures Police Of Improved Welfare
7 UniAbuja Researchers Win N1bn Grants
Emefiele: UK Lawmaker Says Nigeria’s Democracy Under Attack, Seeks Buhari’s Intervention
Only An ‘Inordinately-ambitious’ Person ‘ll Reopen Nigerian Borders, Federal Govt Replies Atiku
Lotus Bank Relocates Head Office To Ikoyi
Yuletide: The Finishers’ Pastor Donates Food, Cash Gifts To Needy
De Pinnacle Club Marks End Of Year With Induction Of New Members
Comedian Basketmouth Ends Marriage With Wife Elsie

The Sun

Wike promises to unveil preferred presidential candidate in January
PDP, APC trade tackles over Atiku, Tinubu’s competence
We ordered 500m pieces of new naira notes –CBN
NASS defers passage of budget, senate blames Buhari
2023 polls: Buhari, NASS okay N4.5bn to fuel police vehicles
Troops kill 103 terrorists, arrest 40 others, destroy 57 illegal refineries
IGP accedes to Gov. Ugwuanyi’s requests for more personnel, equipment
NPAN, NGE, NUJ, media leaders caution against embellishment of outcome of meeting with Arise TV/This Day, Tinubu media team
2 BEDC staff on the run for alleged corruption as mgt pledges better services
Bagudu, Malami seek massive votes for Tinubu, Idris in Yauri emirate
1 killed, others injured as 40ft container fall on three vehicles
Imo CP dismisses 7 officers over extortion
Nigeria Decides 2023: Intrigues as stakeholders battle to control Bayelsa politics
Nigeria Decides 2023: PDP: Ayu grappling with crisis, one year after
PDP, APC trade tackles over Atiku, Tinubu’s competence
My administration’ll be driven by youths, women-Obi
Wike promises to unveil preferred presidential candidate in January
Our mission’s to empower less privileged Nigerians –Nelly Windham, CNBA boss
Airlines cash in on festive season to hike fare to N130,000
NCAA to consider extending Airline Operators’ Certificate to 5 years
Africa accounts for only 2.4% of global GDP, says ECOWAS
Cash withdrawal limit: Experts seek gradual implementation of CBN’s cashless policy
GOtv Boxing Night 27: Esepor, Pumicpic arrive for WBF title fight
Women’s World Cup: CAF to assist Super Falcons, others
Dare receives traditional title, Sarkin Wasanni
2nd Victor Ikpeba Football Challenge in semi finals
Nigeria rated 35th in 2022 FIFA final ranking
Peseiro writes NFF over unpaid 7 months’ salary
Messi to stay with PSG for another year
Christmas: It’s about life of Christ, brethren!
On terrorism and stamp duty charges against CBN Governor Emefiele
Dangers of Tinubu’s Chatham House governance strategy
Concision: How to achieve it
After Qatar, what next for Nigerian football?
LGBTQ: Ghana shows the way
FEC approves 3 PPP projects for NIMASA, targets $1.1bn revenue
FG to investigate non-implementation of N30,000 minimum wage by states, firms
$1.5bn Lekki Port to commence operations in Q1, 2023
How to set-up a mini cooking gas plant
Kogi: Partnership against poverty
Christmas: Kaduna Muslim woman gives Christian widows Bibles, food, clothes
DJ D’Mo gives Nigerian gospel music global lift
Tosin Bee’s Christmas medley
Covers Africa unveils host, judges for season 2
The Voice season 4 premieres on StarTimes tomorrow
2023: Transforming year for Nigerian comedy –Comedian Xtreme
Mega 99, Opalemo, others to thrill as CCC kicks off Imeko Christmas Convocation
Acapella Naija Heirs Comedy winners get N.5m each
The Voice season 4 premieres on StarTimes tomorrow
Our mission’s to empower less privileged Nigerians –Nelly Windham, CNBA boss
Nigeria Decides 2023: Intrigues as stakeholders battle to control Bayelsa politics

Daily Trust

Troops Kill Scores Of IPOB Terrorists In Enugu, Ebonyi
Power Surge Kills 11 In Zaria
UPDATED: We Ordered For Printing Of 500m Pieces Of Notes – CBN
Hollandia Engages Influencers On Healthy Lifestyle
Foundation Trains Benue Youths, Grants Scholarships
‘Empower Nomadic Youths To Boost Dev’t’
Certificates Not Meal Ticket, El-Rufai To Corps Members
Why Youths Should Embrace Entrepreneurship Skills — Ibrahim
Daily Trust Launches Fact-Check Portal To Fight Fake News
Nigeria’s Former High Commissioner To S’Africa, Shehu Malami, Buried In Sokoto
S’Court Ruling: MURIC Kicks As Lagos Principal Removes Student’s Hijab
FG Declares Public Holidays For Christmas, New Year Celebrations
Troops Kill 103 Terrorists In Northeast Nigeria
Fuel Price Hike: EFCC Raids Kaduna Filling Stations
NITT To Partner National Gas Expansion C’ttee On Gas Powered Vehicles
CFAO Suzuki Graduates Female Auto Technicians
‘How Auto-Gas Can Improve Vehicles Lifespan’
Ortom Signs N179.7bn 2023 Budget Into Law
Fidelity Bank Wins Bilateral Trade Ambassador Award
‘Operation Deliver FCT For Tinubu’ Launched, Targets 70% Votes
Tinubu Pledges Better Deal For Entrepreneurs
Why N/East Should Get Presidential Slot In 2023 – PDP Stakeholder
Kano PDP Gov’ship: ‘Abacha’s Court Triumph Upsets Atiku’s Presidential Push’
PDP Crisis: I’ll Disclose My Preferred Presidential Candidate In Jan. – Wike
Awoniyi Scores As Nottingham Forest Book League Cup Quarter-Finals Spot
Champions League: Oshoala Powers Barcelona Into Quarter-Finals As Arsenal Hit 9
Afghan Women Stage Street Protest Against University Ban
40 Days After Dad Still In Our Memory
Poverty Has A Foothold In Nigeria, Yet Solutions Are Not Being Discussed
What You Can Do
Editorial: Delta 22: Lessons From The Sports Fiesta
Xmas: Prices Of Chicken, Goats, Others Beyond Many Families
Expert Warns Against Self-Medication For Fertility Challenges
Exposing Plastic Bottles, Sachet Water To Sun Increases Risk Of Cancer
Yuletide: FCTA Assures Residents Of Safety

Vanguard

Naira Redesign: We ordered 500m new notes, says CBN
Wike vows to announce preferred candidates January
My first executive order ‘ll be to reform civil service — Accord’s Imumolen
Senate fails to pass 2023 budget, cites errors, late submission
Fares soar as petrol sells at N270 per litre
DSS boss, Bichi honoured by International Security Organisation
BOAT MISHAP: Omo-Agege visits survivors, families of victims
Aftermath of insecurity, soaring inflation: It’s bleak, drab Christmas
Staco Insurance promises to offset outstanding claims
Signs of the times: Plateau black spots where prostitution, child trafficking thrive
1 killed, others injured as 40-ft container falls on 3 vehicles in Lagos
Police arraign lady for alleged theft of baby in Benue
Tanker explosion guts property worth millions of naira in Aba
Comedian, Basketmouth, announces marriage crash
Insecurity: FG begins data collection of victims of terrorism
How my plan for a united Delta Ijaw in PDP was threatened—Bozimo
Dear Bunmi, I find it difficult to cope with campus life
Man City knock out holders Liverpool in League Cup thriller
Police prosecute 14 over violence at political rallies in Borno
Why POS agents are needed in CBN’s cashless policy – Emefiele
Former Chelsea boss Grant named as Zambia’s new coach
FIFA probe celebrity chef Salt Bae’s ‘undue access’ at World Cup final
We won’t abandon Port Harcourt road –Ikpeazu
Police arrest suspect, recover 2 stolen vehicles, master key
Corruption allegations against PenCom boss frivolous, baseless – CSOs
Buhari restates commitment to police, army welfare
EFCC, ICPC competent to investigate state govt accounts – Falana
Lai desperate to revive dead career -Atiku-Okowa Campaign
Yuletide: Police beefs up security in Kogi
N-Delta group tackles firm over breach of Local Content,others
PDP leadership tussle: Court sacks Wali, declares Abacha as Kano PDP Guber flag bearer
NDDC: Okotie-Eboh condemns FG for disobeying court order
Dear Bunmi, I’ve mourned hubby for 6 months; I’m ready to mingle
Buhari’s s neutrality will push INEC to conduct credible elections – Idahosa
Court dismisses suit seeking removal of Kola Abiola as PRP presidential candidate
Reps to probe mobile digital loan apps abuses by fintechs
PDP accuses APC of plotting to rig 2023 elections
Yuletide: Osun NSCDC deploys personnel to recreation, worship centres, parks
Peteru comedian: Phil Decker runner raises money for colon cancer awareness
Police arraign lady for alleged theft of baby in Benue
Police prosecute 14 over violence at political rallies in Borno
Police arrest suspect, recover 2 stolen vehicles, master key
Top 5 slangs in Nigeria in 2022
Nigerian celebrities react to Iyabo Ojo’s new lover
‘Respect our privacy’, Basketmouth tells fans after marriage breakup
Basketmouth announces separation from wife
‘Stop chasing clout ‘- Doris Ogala tackles Yul Edochie over apology note to wife
Nigerian comedian, MC Peteru is dead
FG declares Dec 26, 27, Jan 2 public holidays
Wema Bank supports SMEs with N1bn loan for renewable energy
Lekki Port ready for commercial operations
External reserves sheds $2.2bn, CBN gives reasons
Super Eagles finish 2022 fifth in Africa

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