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News Headlines Jan 19, 2023. Headlines From Nigeria’s Major Newspapers

Compiled by Demola Adefajo


Anyaoku Marks 90th Birthday, Regrets Nigeria’s Decline, Hopeful 2023 Polls Will Bring Change
NNPC Road Tax Scheme: FEC Approves Additional N1.9trn to Reconstruct 44 Roads
Ahead of National Elections, Buhari Extends IG Baba’s Tenure
CBN Steps Up Nationwide Awareness Campaign on Naira Redesign Project
Emefiele Appeals against Summon in $53m Judgement Debt Suit
At WEF, Okonjo-Iweala Says Future of Trade is ‘Digital, Green and Inclusive’
FG Awards N2.2bn Contract for Local Assemblage of Magnus Training Aircraft
FG: N120bn Spent on Subsidising Electricity Consumers in 2022
Dogara’s Team, ECWA Disagree on Presidential Choice Report
NESG: Only Comprehensive Reforms Will Change Nigeria’s Economic Trajectory, Deliver Shared Prosperity
PDP: SPV Fraud Allegations against Atiku Diversionary
FAAC: NNPC Used Lower FX Rate for Crude Oil Revenue in Seven Years
Customs Intercepts Hard Drugs, Military, Police Hardware At Lagos Airport
WEMA Bank Deploys Kachasi Trade Finance Software
Bullseye Digital Manpower to Drive Tech Education, Empowerment
Report: Weak Responses to Cybersecurity, Obsolete Computing Resources, Others Will Heighten Cyber Threats in 2023
NGX, IFC to Tackle Gender-based Violence, Harassment in Workplace
Interswitch Hosts 20th Year Anniversary Grand Finale
Six Konga Shoppers Get Weekend Mentorship with Zinox Boss
LCFE Onboard Imota Rice Receipts for Trading
SMEs Owners Smile as Diri Disburses Another N50m Grants
I Scored Zero in APC Primary But Have True Identity, Integrity Intact, Bakare Replies Tinubu
Why Fayose, Others Boycotted Atiku’s Rally in Ekiti
Omo-Ikirodah: Nigerians Will Reject APC at the Polls
FG’s Campaign of Misinformation & Disinformation on #EndSARS
Gates Foundation CEO Explains Foundation’s Approach to Fighting Poverty, Disease, and Inequity
Ikeja Communities Celebrate Access to Safe Water with Two Borehole Systems
Flying Eagles to Play Zambia’s U-20 in Two Abuja Friendlies
Akpata: 1000 Kids to Begin Journey to Cricket Stardom this Weekend
AFN Reads Riot Act to Road Race Organisers
Olise’s Stunner Deny Man Utd Victory at Crystal Palace
NPFL: Abia Warriors Consolidate to Go Top of Group A
Anthony Ani, Calabar Obong and Palace Democracy
Polaris Bank Partners NYSC, NerdzFactory to Build Capacity of 5,000 Corps Members
Wema Bank’s Season Two 5 for 5 Promo Holds Grand Finale Draws
Lagos Hosts Nigeria’s Top 50 Digital Economy Enablers
Google Restates Commitment to Safer Ad, Releases Latest Data

The Nation

We deducted N3.3tr from Federation Account for subsidy, says NNPCL
Kwankwaso: LP is built on ethnic sentiment
Ndigbo will benefit from Tinubu’s presidency, says Umahi
APC govt will ensure female representation, says Tinubu
Trade to rise as Israel-Nigeria direct flight restarts in March
Obi in Kaduna promises to secure Nigeria, unite citizens
APC chieftain for memorial lecture
Produce another President, Obasanjo challenges BBHS old boys
Police officers on election duties to have operational guidelines
Court dismisses lawyer’s suit seeking Tinubu’s disqualification over same-faith ticket
Aggrieved Ogun governorship aspirants stay away from Atiku’s campaign
Properties, N500b drugs seized from barons in two years, says Marwa
Tunde Bakare’s tragic, unapostolic Ecclesiasticus
Abducted naval officer rescued in Anambra
Nobody can stop elections in Southeast, says Biafra separatist group
PDP ex-aspirants defect to APC in Zamfara
Youths deserve better representation – Sarumi
Tell us your presidential candidate, Rudeboy tells AY
Excitement as Wizkid announces joint tour with Davido
We rise by avoiding others in 2023 – Peruzzi
EDITORIAL: Shambolic
•Either by INEC hitches or by public impatience, PVC collection has been chaotic.
Importation as Nigeria’s curse
A disqualification that will haunt Imo PDP
BAT: An icon’s date with destiny
Notes from the campaigns (1)
Peter Obi and his concept of structure
Fr Achi RIP; Edo Rail; Life Skills teaching?
Emefiele’s transmutation

The Punch

Village head borrows for chieftancy stool, jailed over debt
Fuel scarcity bites harder, marketers blame NNPCL
Online syndicate abducts, gang-rapes Rivers lady seeking love
Fuel scarcity bites harder, marketers blame NNPCL
Train attack: Two Edo chiefs, five others arrested
Envy stopped Abiola from emerging president, says Obasanjo
Kyari asked me to implicate Saraki – Offa suspect
Court remands hoodlum for hacking teenager over phone
Army probes soldier, policeman’s fight over one-way
Suicidal poly student rescued after jumping into river
Winners to emerge in Wema Bank millionaire promo
FG owes China, Japan, Germany, two others $4.85bn
Access Bank strengthens cross-border banking
National spread: Tinubu, Atiku, Obi, others face tough hurdles
Deliver your polling units to get appointments – Atiku
Elections must be credible under Buhari — Kwankwaso
Envy stopped Abiola from emerging president, says Obasanjo
Corruption allegation: Apologise to Atiku, PDP PCC urges Tinubu
NPFL: Osimhen’s look-alike vows to score goals like Napoli star
Stakeholders knock ministry over N1.4bn refreshment budget
West Ham, Moffi enter contract talks after £25m bid
Fans excited over possible Wizkid, Davido historic tour
Editorial: Address security concerns on 2023 election
Tinubu vs Atiku’s òjóró cancel òjóró
Following Godswill Ihetu ‘from Oloibiri to Bonny’
You be thief, I no be thief: Atiku and Tinubu should face the issues
China revised COVID-19 protocol
CBN, macroeconomic policies and national development
Combating threat of hunger
Delta 2022: Monumental medal padding taints national sports festival


Darkness Looms As GenCos Get Only 30% Gas Supply
NNPCL Gets N1.9trn Approval To Construct 44 Roads
AMID RISING VERBAL ATTACKS BY CANDIDATES: Abdulsalami Committee Warns Against Violence, Incitement
Drug Barons Face Tougher Year Ahead, Marwa Declares
CBN Warns Against Rejection Of Old Naira Notes
IGP Not Retiring, To Complete 4-Year Term – Federal Govt
Police Arraign Accountant For Alleged Fraud, Perjury
Etubom’s Conclave Re-proclaims Otu As Obong Of Calabar
NASS To Transmit Peace Corps Bill To Buhari For Assent
Still On DSS’ Allegations Against Emefiele
Obi Promises New Nigeria At Kaduna Rally
PAPU Day: African Countries Urged To Embrace e-commerce For Service Delivery
Lagos Police Taskforce, Soldier In Street Fight Over Traffic Rule Violation
Court Dismisses Suit Seeking Tinubu’s Disqualification Over Same-faith Ticket
In Ogun, Atiku Vows To End Incessant ASUU Strikes If Elected President
Insecurity: Declare State Of Emergency In Imo, PDP Tells Buhari
Injured Champion Nadal Bows Out Of Australian Open
Business Mogul Splashes $2.6m On Ronaldo Vs Messi Ticket
Wizkid Announces Joint Tour With Davido
2023 Polls: IGP Not Going On Retirement In March – Federal Govt
Accidents: Federal Gov’t To Construct Pedestrian Bridge On Benin-Ore-Lagos Highway
2023: Akeredolu Meets Ondo APC Candidates, Stakeholders Amid Health Challenge
Women ‘ll Have Seats At The Table If My Husband Is Elected President – Remi Tinubu
The Gambia’s Vice President, Badara Joof, Dies In Indian Hospital
Ugochinyere: ACJHR Seeks Visa Ban For Uzodinma, IGP, Imo CP, DSS Boss
Crisis Hits Lagos LP

The Sun

Why Abiola didn’t become president -Obasanjo
The Sun Awards, motivation to do more –Haruna, Moghalu
Fresh crisis rocks APC NWC over agents’ portal, mode of primaries for Imo, Kogi, Bayelsa
FEC approves N1.9trn to NNPCL to construct 44 roads
NLC president in fisticuffs with civil servants, threatens to sack them
Tough times await drug barons, cartels –Marwa
I’ll never step down, support Obi -Kwankwaso
Anyaoku face of Nigeria the world respects – Anyim
UNILAG: Buhari salutes Duyile, Okonji for bagging PhD at 83, 82
Edo train attack: 2 traditional rulers, 5 others in police net
Diri, Okowa back BVAS, constitutional role for traditional rulers
Graft allegations: Excuse yourselves from presidential poll, NNPP tells Atiku, Tinubu
Kalu tells Ukwa people not to allow opportunity of becoming deputy governor slip
Ezeagu council to play critical role in Enugu’s economic masterplan –Mbah
Wike unveils preferred candidate
Nigeria loses $5bn annually in freight to foreign shipping companies –NEXIM bank
204 MDAS don’t have whistle-blowing policy –ICPC
How to protect your windows computer from viruses
Access Holdings to raise customer acquisition up by 100m in 2027
Graft allegations: Excuse yourselves from presidential poll, NNPP tells Atiku, Tinubu
Ezeagu council to play critical role in Enugu’s economic masterplan –Mbah
Edo train attack: 2 traditional rulers, 5 others in police net
Osimhen now to cost N74bn
AFN reads riot act to road race organisers
Flying Eagles to play Zambia’s U-20 team in two friendly matches
Armed Forces, Remembrance Day Golf tourney: 250 golfers participate as DHQ partners NGF
Martina to open biggest dance studio In Abuja
Misters of Nigeria winner to get plot of land
Judges unveiled for arts for change competition
Insulating anti-corruption chiefs from political influence: EFCC in perspective
Why local governments fail to work
Climate change and weather: The Nigerian experience (2)
Igbeti, Igboho: where cows bring pains, sorrow (2)
Achievements by proclamations, acclamations, affirmations, et al
Tinubu’s St Paul Aroloya Pry School never existed, group tells court
Electricity subsidy gulped N120bn in 2022 –FG
NPFL: Abia Warriors good run continues
Nigeria Decides 2023: PDP’s many odds ahead of presidential poll
Ezeagu council to play critical role in Enugu’s economic masterplan –Mbah
Edo train attack: 2 traditional rulers, 5 others in police net
NLC president in fisticuffs with civil servants, threatens to sack them
Diri, Okowa back BVAS, constitutional role for traditional rulers
Wike unveils preferred candidate
Atiku charges party members to win polling units
Monarchs woo community leaders, village heads, PGs back Emenike’s guber bid
IPOB flays killing of Catholic priest in Niger
Nigeria Decides 2023: Benefits of LP’s multi-pronged campaign strategy
How to protect your windows computer from viruses

Daily Trust

IGP’s Tenure Extended, Rules For Retirement Changed — Police Affairs Minister
Atiku To PDP Members: You’ll Show Election Results To Get Appointments, Contracts
2023: I’ll Reverse Some Policies Of El-Rufai If Elected – Uba Sani
Again, Commuters Count Losses As FERMA Repairs Bridge On Keffi-Abuja Highway
ValueJet Celebrates 100 Days Of Flying
Fuel Scarcity Bites Harder Amidst Fare Hike In Lagos
Free Trade Zones Attracted Over $30bn Investments To Nigeria – Buhari
The Kaiya-Kaiya Of Kayan Lefe: The Bane Of Bachelors
Wike: 2023 Election Is Fight To Finish
Oluremi Tinubu: Reject My Husband If He Underperforms After Four Years
Gambian Vice President Dies In India
UN, ECOWAS Warn Nigeria Against Election Violence
2023: PVC Not Solution, But Your Senses, SDP Presidential Candidate Tells Nigerians
FEC Approves NNPC Ltd’s Move To Invest N1.9trn In 44 Roads
IGP’s Tenure Extended, Rules For Retirement Changed — Police Affairs Minister
2023 ‘ll Be Tougher For Drug Barons, Cartels – Marwa
PHOTOS: Osinbajo Chairs First FEC Of 2023
Free Trade Zones Attracted Over $30bn Investments To Nigeria – Buhari
FG, States, LGAs Get N990.189bn For Dec 2022
Redesigned Naira: CBN Sensitises Marketers In Bauchi, Jigawa
Nigeria’s Survival Lies On Restructuring – Okotie
SDP Bars Presidential Candidate, Others From Comments
Muslim-Muslim Ticket: Court Dismisses Suit Seeking Tinubu’s Disqualification
It Will Amount To Blasphemy If Nigerians Reject Tinubu – Yuguda
Why There Is Low PVC Collection In Some States – INEC
Referees To Explain VAR Decisions To Stadium, TV Audiences
Injured Nadal Makes Early Exit, Gauff Edges Raducanu
Freitas Ends Quadri’s 2023 WTT Contender Ambition
Abia Warriors Edge Bayelsa Utd 3-1 To Top Group B
NSF Set To Conduct Trials For World Scrabble Championship
Germany Records Over 280 Attacks On Police, Fire Services In One Night
World’s Oldest Known Person, Sister André, Dies Aged 118
Gambian Vice President Dies In India
Ranar Wanka
Averting 2022 Flooding Disaster In 2023 Through Proactive Measures
It’s Time To Take African Researchers Seriously
Nigerian Veterans As Reserves To Combat Insecurity
Niger Delta Amnesty As Symbol Of Governance Continuity
Between Electioneering Promises And Nigeria’s Social Reality
Northern Voters Need Food Not Oil
Election 2023: The Campaigns Of ‘Messiah’
Editorial: Nigeria Must Win Fight Against Corruption
Untold Story Of Nigeria’s Effort To Tackle Out Of School Children
Major Issues Confronting Cabbage Farmers
KEDCO Donates Block Of Three Classrooms, Others To Kano School
Delta Community Petitions IGP, Seeks Fresh Investigation On Killing Of Youth
Kwara: Vigilante, 2 Others Regain Freedom After 19 Days In Captivity


Offa bank robbery: How Kyari offered me N10m, visa to implicate Saraki —Principal suspect
2 chiefs, 5 others arrested over Edo train attack
Ikenga Ugochinyere: Democratisation of violence in Imo
Drug trafficking charge: Why NDLEA can’t try me, Abba Kyari tells court
APC ‘ll clear all Kebbi votes in general election – State Campaign Council
Delta 2023 and those who live in glass houses
7 killed as police, cultists clash in Aba, Benin City
Speaking and Writing
The roads to progress, prosperity
Patient dies after car runs over him in JUTH premises
Dear Bunmi, is this contraceptives method fullproof?
One dies as storey building collapses in Lagos
NEMA commences Routine food distribution for Borno IDPs
Re-election: JSS 2 student rallies support for re-election bid of Gov Abiodun
Road Race: AFN reads riot act to organisers, insists on registration
Dear Bunmi, could my daughter be randy at 7?
PVC collection: Uzodimma donates 27 vehicles to boost security in Imo
CBN urges banks to collect redesigned notes or face sanction
Etubom conclave re-selects Ekpo Otu Abasi Obong of Calabar
Former Edo Speaker refutes alleged diversion of vehicle donated to police
CBN sensitizes traders on meeting deadline for phasing out old naira notes
Naira gains 0.05% at Investors, Exporters window
Shettima reassures of unity, all inclusive government
AtikuGate: PDP’s attack on Tinubu, an admission of criminal guilt – APC PCC
Unlike Omo-Agege, Oborevwori has Capacity to Govern Delta – Ossai
Peter Obi is the only option for good governance – Amuga
2023 Polls: We’ve confidence in INEC – N’ Delta youth
No dispute in Katsina PDP, Shema is our leader – Lado’s camp
PDP ‘ll not be distracted by APC’s antics – Campaign council
FEC approves N2.3bn for local assembly of aircraft in Zaria
Lassa fever: FG has abandoned us – Edo govt
Atiku’s economic blueprint will address rising food prices – Aniagwu
2023: We’re committed to democratic consolidation in Nigeria – United Nations
Agitation against BVAS tantamount to pushing INEC to disobey Electoral Act – Okowa
Microsoft to layoff 10,000 employees over economic uncertainties
APC panicking over fear of losing power; but we’ll crush them – PDP
MKO Abiola was denied presidency because of ‘Bad Belle’ – Obasanjo
‘Rich people’ are biggest problem of Nigeria – Kwankwaso
G5’ll soon conclude talks on preferred presidential candidate – Wike
I’m going on tour with Davido — Wizkid
Burna Boy’s ‘Last Last’ 10th most-searched song on Google in 2022
Man City’s De Bruyne to face Tottenham after training absence for ‘personal issue’
British billionaire indicates interest in buying Man United
Australian Open: Nadal’s exit raises fresh questions about future
U-20 AFCON: Flying Eagles to face Zambia in two friendly matches

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