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News Headlines Dec 29, 2022. Headlines From Nigeria’s Major Newspapers

Compiled by Demola Adefajo


Breaking: House Passes 2023 Budget, Raises Figure to N21.82trn
TABLE TENNIS: Para Event Takes Centre Stage at Molade Okoya-Thomas Championships
Haaland Sets Fastest League Goal Record as City Beat Leeds
Eha Amufu Crisis: Ugwuanyi’s Remarkable Interventions, Challenges
Chelsea Confirm James to be out for Four Weeks
IMC Talks Tough as League Body Plans New Season to Kick off Jan. 8
FRENCH LIGUE 1: Mbappe’s Late Penalty Wins Clash for PSG
The Games That Rocked 2022
Comercio Partners: Appropriate Timing Critical to Navigating Investment Challenges in 2023
Vote PDP for Progress, Continuity, Tambuwal Urges Sokoto Electorate
21:24, 28th Dec, 2022
Ekiti Tribunal Shifts Judgement to Thursday in Petition Filed by Oni Against Oyebanji
Buhari: I’m Very Difficult to Satisfy
Marcom Industry: Grappling with Growth amidst Industry Reforms
Inflation, Low Oil Production Bane of Nigeria’s Economy in 2022
Again, Telcos Push for Upward Review of Telecom Service Delivery Cost
Winners Emerge in Huawei ICT Competition
House Committee Backs Coalition on Increase of Sugar Tax to N20/Litre
Stakeholders Raise Concern over NITDA’s Bill, Say it Will Lead to Regulatory Overlap
Market Cap Extends Christmas Rally, Up by N124.5bn
Polaris Bank Assures Nigerians of Seamless Transactions Yuletide
How Telecom Impacted Nigerian Economy
Bashir Are: Sanwo-Olu Approved N250m to Develop Software for Gaming
Suspicions of Match-fixing Heightens in Nepal
Year of the Courts: Gaming Industry in 2022
Ndigbo, 2023 and Looming Danger

The Nation

UPDATED: Ohanaeze president-general Obiozor dies
Controversy trails Osuntokun’s appointment as LP campaign DG
2023: You must remain apolitical, Buhari urges military
I’ve Had Enough of My Parents’ ‘No Pain, No Gain’
Police reveal face of officer who shot Lagos lawyer
EFCC to auction 61 luxury flats, lands in 12 states
I hawked oranges to train my daughter, says slain lawyer’s mum
‘Tinubu healthy, intellectually fit to rule Nigeria’
Obiozor is alive, says Ohanaeze
PHOTOS: NDDC Chair Onochie meets Buhari
IGP orders suspension of officer who shot Lagos lawyer
Ban policemen from drinking alcohol, say Reps
Cross River Senator withdraws court case against APC
Expectant mum, nursing mother, kids burn to death on Sagamu-Benin expressway
Seven passengers burnt on Sagamu-Benin expressway
Calabar carnival: Death toll rises to eight – FRSC
Ekoride Festival’s maiden edition debuts in Lagos
Political participation: A game only for the moneybags
12 key events that shaped politics in 2022
A day of honour for Tinubu in Birnin-Gwari
Accord Party embarks on mega rallies in Southwest
Customers lament poor circulation of new banknotes
How COVID-19 raised digital financial services to new heights
Why banks repriced loans after rate hike, by experts
‘Nigeria’s debt service costs to rise’
I’m in a peaceful place, says Uche Jombo on birthday
Cabals want Obi to withdraw from presidential race, claims Mr P
My hubby now calls me ‘Labour Party’ instead of ‘baby’, says Aisha Yesufu
Avoid unfaithful wives as friends, Uchenna Nnanna tells married women
EDITORIAL: Lesson from Ghana
•Need for Nigeria to curb its seeming insatiable appetite for foreign loans
Fiscal and economic policy coordination at crossroads

The Punch

Uzodimma mourns as Ohanaeze leader, Obiozor, dies
Car explosion kills seven Lagos residents going for revival
PDP threatens sanctions as G-5 govs meet Tinubu in UK
Senate rejects Buhari’s request to restructure N22tn loan
Deserter trained 1,000 IPOB fighters, killed Gulak – Police
NLC gives Buhari conditions for new minimum wage
Police detain Lagos DJ over friend’s offence
Reps demand justice for lawyer slain by policeman
Lagos community raises the alarm on damaged road
Defence, health ministries get lion’s share, N’Assembly passes N21.8tn budget
Reps halt proposed auction of $1bn oil assets
EFCC invites bids for forfeited houses, lands
Kwankwaso promises to prioritise education, youth empowerment
2023: We will take Ebonyi South ‘by force’ — Umahi
Group urges G5 governors to adopt Obi
Ex-Gombe PDP lawmaker defects to NNPP
Obi-Datti campaign: Suspended LP spokesman faults DG appointment
16 clubs boycott abridged NPFL draw in Abuja
Osimhen nominated for Napoli best goal, assist awards
NPFL: Rivers begin title defence against Lobi
Editorial: National Assembly, stop approving Buhari’s loans
PUNCH Panorama: Use your ‘devils’
PUNCH Panorama: Why do some married men eat out?
The Buhari scam keeps unraveling
Climate change and the Nigerian worker
Doctrine of necessity and debts
Kukah’s gospel truth to Buhari
Trees: The elixir of life (1)
Achieving economic stability and optimal productivity
Nigeria’s economy needs intervention in 2023
Calabar deaths: C’River PDP lampoons Ayade for going ahead with carnival
Change impossible without right leadership — President, Rotary Club of Lagos


2023: G-5 Governors Weigh Tinubu, Obi Options
Auction: EFCC Invites Bids For 61 Forfeited Houses, Others
Amid Rising Deficit, Debts: NASS Increases 2023 Budget By N1.3trn
Group Lauds Agric Minister Over Herders/Farmers Conference
I’m Very Difficult To Satisfy, Says Buhari
Nigeria Under “God’s Gaze”
Bauchi Community Bemoans Poor Road, Seeks Gov Bala’s Intervention
Training Crucial To Amnesty Programme Implementation – Ndiomu
COVID-19: US Considers Restrictions On Chinese Arrival
Afenifere Berates NAICOM Over 200% Hike In Insurance Fee
NGO Tasks Yobe Community On Conflict Resolution
The Sad Tale Of Federal Roads In Niger State
Ohanaeze President General, Obiozor, Dies At 80
FCTA Crushes 1,292 Motorcycles, Demolishes 3,197 Illegal Structures In 2 Weeks
NAF Multiple Strikes Kill Scores Of Boko Haram Insurgents
UITH Seizes Corpse, Arrests 1 For Assaulting Medical Doctor
7 Persons Burnt To Death In Ogun Lone Accident
US Commits Additional $5m Assistance To Nigeria’s Flood Victims
Buhari Decorates Newly Promoted Brigade Of Guards’ Commander
Auction: EFCC Invites Bids For Forfeited Properties
Jonathan’s Ex-Aide, Hassan Tukur, Gets National Award In Niger
Lawyer’s Murder: IGP Recommends Suspension Of Culprit ASP Vandi
Ohanaeze Ndigbo President, Obiozor, Is Alive, Says Spokesman
Police Kill 21 Bandits, Arrest 780, Recover 1,408 Arms, Ammunitions In Kaduna
BREAKING: House Of Reps To Probe Murder Of Lagos Lawyer

The Sun

Ohanaeze, Afenifere, MBF, others mourn as Obiozor dies
G5 govs’ body language gives Obi, Tinubu hope in concerned states
Gunmen bomb police station, free suspects, cart away arms in Anambra
2023: Don’t jeopardise 2023 polls with your conduct –Buhari warns security agencies
CBN loan: Senate boils over Buhari’s N22.7trn
Omobolanle killing: IGP recommends immediate suspension of ASP
Fuel scarcity: Filling stations under dispensing to cheat consumers –Motorists
EDP, beneficiaries, others hail Ugwuanyi on project implementations
7 dead, 5 injured in auto crash in Niger
…3 die on Aba/Ikot Ekpene Highway
Anambra govt hits army
7 burnt to death on Sagamu-Benin Expressway accident
Tambuwal’s 2023 budget anti-people -APC
Wike, G5’s consensus on powershift vindicates APC govs’ position, says Okechukwu
Arthur Eze a respected father –Obi
APC can’t take full credit for 2nd Niger Bridge –PDP
Ekiti election tribunal delivers judgment today
FG to link Lekki Port to coastal railway for cargo evacuation
Economy driven by palliatives is faulty policy option –Dr Owhor, economist
NGX: Equities extend 9-day winning streak as investors gain over N100bn
Banks’ loans to FG, private sector hit N15.5trn in 11 months
7 dead, 5 injured in auto crash in Niger
…3 die on Aba/Ikot Ekpene Highway
NGX: Equities extend 9-day winning streak as investors gain over N100bn
Banks’ loans to FG, private sector hit N15.5trn in 11 months
Dangote Refinery awards scholarship to 460 students in host communities
Why $2.5bn investment in NIPP is necessary, says MD, NDPHC

2022 to end with Generation Next Elite 8
Akinwumi thanks dignitaries, players on 60th birthday game
NPFL: Elegbeleye reads riot act to clubs
Osimhen nominated for two end-of-the-year awards
Joshua must blame himself for losses to Usyk -McGuigan
NFF shops for more Nigerian players abroad
Nigeria police and extrajudicial killings: The Bolanle Raheem murder
As Uba Sani moves to succeed El-Rufai
Ending the year in tears
Oil: Theft, scarcity over or endless?
Wike, PDP and dead end
The Skewered ANAP opinion polls
Monarch hails Gov Bello, as Buhari sets to commission projects
Water scarcity: Ebonyi Rep blames climate change
Reps raise 2023 budget to N21.82trn
…Tackle ASUU over comment on withheld salaries
Jehovah’s Witnesses resume larger gatherings at Assembly Halls
Growing big on small investments
Land-grabbing mess in Abuja
Yoruba culture at Christmas
Lagos instals Ojomu first Onilakowe of Lakowe
Quality software’ll give Nigeria’s digital economy competitive advantage –Pantami
PAP trains 500 Niger Delta ex-agitators on vocational skills
Bikers parade incident: Ayade visits victims, pays hospital bills
Wike, G5’s consensus on powershift vindicates APC govs’ position, says Okechukwu

Daily Trust

Reps Pass N21.82trn Budget For 2023
FG To Announce Salary Increase Soon – Ngige
Senate Suspends Buhari’s Request To Restructure N22.7trn CBN Loans
What Do We Do With This New Year?
Doncic Scores Historic 60-Point Triple Double
Messi’s Qatar Hotel Room To Be Converted Into Museum
NPFL Draws: 17 Club Owners Absent As Rivers Utd Begin Title Defence Against Abia Warriors
Kano Pillars Recruit 22 New Players Ahead Of 2022/23 NNL Season
Reps Tackle ASUU President Over Deception Allegation Against Gbajabiamila
Ex-Pontiff Benedict ‘Very Ill’, Says Pope Francis
Tinubu, Wike’s Camps Meet To Finalise Deal On 2023
New Naira Notes: Senate Wants Deadline Extended To June 2023
Extra-Judicial Killings: Leaders Must Take Police Reform Seriously – NHRC Boss
2023: Ebonyi Monarchs Curse Candidates Opposing Gov. Umahi’s Senatorial Bid
7 Killed As Bus Explodes On Sagamu-Benin Expressway
Institute Proffers Solution To Rail Accidents
COREN Harps On Professionalism On Engineering Contracts
Why Nigerian Airlines Shifted Focus To Airbus – Experts
NOVA Merchant Bank Donates To School For The Blind
How Inflation, Others Unsettled Nigeria’s Economy In 2022
Ups And Downs As APC Navigates To Retain Power
Abia LP Gov’ship Candidate Seeks Votes For Obi
Court Reaffirms Abacha As Kano PDP Gov’ship Candidate
Tinubu Stopped My Legal Battle Against APC – Sen. Enoh
PVCs Collection: Mad Rush As Jan 22 Deadline Approaches
Kano Pillars Recruit 22 New Players Ahead Of 2022/23 NNL Season
Nadal Ready For Djokovic Challenge In Australia
Ex-Pontiff Benedict ‘Very Ill’, Says Pope Francis
Nigeria’s Rising Debt: The Way Forward
Editorial: Morocco’s Exploits, Nigeria’s Lessons
How Community Engagement Improves Early Child Education Enrolment In Sokoto
Only 250 Kidney Specialists In Nigeria – Nephrologist
Yuletide: Publisher Donates Rice To 300 Widows In Ondo
Virginity Test Is Humiliating, Illegal Says Medical Practitioner


Ohanaeze Ndigbo president George Obiozor is dead
PDP mulls disciplinary measures amid threats of G-5 dumping Atiku
Ex-govs/deputies can go with official vehicles – Osun Speaker counters Adeleke
Herdsmen invade Ondo community; destroy farmlands, kidnap, rape women
Imo Police parades alleged killer of Gulak
Erroneous sitting: Court declines to hear bail application of murder suspects
Lagos govt knocks night clubs on illegal parking
Group decries activities of touts in Anambra
2023: PDP aspirant warns members on consequence of fielding unpopular candidate
2023: We’re poised to conduct freest, fairest election in Africa — INEC
Slain female lawyer: IGP recommends suspension of errant policeman
Omo-Agege congratulates Ewherido, Warri Diocese Bishop-elect
Attacks: UITH to commence arrest of culprits
New currency: Senate urges CBN to extend withdrawal date to June 31
Leeds 1-3 Man City: Haaland’s brace seals win for Champions
G-5 Governors in London to see Ekwerenmadu – Source
Supporting S’East to produce president in 2023 ‘ll restore peace – Igbo group
Ohanaeze president-general Obiozor dies
Edo government strengthening traditional institutions – Shaibu
7 burnt to death, 7 injured in Ogun accident
2023: Okowa to Nigerians, join us to end your sufferings
Igue Festival: Oba of Benin assures collaboration with govt for security
2023: I ‘ve no moral burden stepping into higher calling – Osuntokun
National Assembly Passes N21.82 Trillion Budget for 2023
Ohanaeze Ndigbo president George Obiozor is dead
Those working with me know I’m very difficult to satisfy – Buhari
Cartoon: Dear, is he an animal, place or thing?
National Assembly passes N21.82trn Budget for 2023
Cartoon: If you’ll be close say ‘aye’; ‘nays’ have it
Carnival Tragedy: PDP condemns Ayade’s decision to proceed with activities
Brazilian fisherman survives two days clinging to buoy in Atlantic Ocean
Ebonyi Traditional Rulers place curse on candidates opposing Umahi’s senatorial ambition
Dear Bunmi, should I get him deported?
2023: Tinubu’s manifesto addresses national challenges – PCC member
2023’s time to punish politicians dividing Nigerians with religion – El-Rufai
Labour Party defends Osuntokun’s appointment
‘Cabals want Peter Obi to quit presidential race’ – Peter P-Square
US bans TikTok on lawmakers’ official phones
Adeleke probes $106m Ilesa water project, suspends consultant
Court orders seizure of ex-Angolan president’s daughter, Isabel’s assets
Man sentenced to 16-yr-imprisonment over plot to kidnap Michigan governor
Leeds 1-3 Man City: Haaland’s brace seals win for Champions
NPFL: Rivers United to start title defence against Lobi Stars
Djokovic, Nadal to kickstart bid for 2023 supremacy in Australia
Havertz hopes Bournemouth win changes Chelsea’s fortune
Chelsea to trigger £105m release clause to sign Benfica star Enzo Fernandez
40 fintechs, digital loan apps Nigerian govt want to probe over abuses
How error control drives high demand for industrial automation —PPC

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