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News Headlines Jan 3, 2022. Headlines From Nigeria‘s Major Newspapers

Compiled by Demola Adefajo

The Nation

SERAP seeks probe of governors for ‘misuse of security votes
’New moon: Sultan directs Muslims to look out for Jumada al-Thani 1443AH
2019 AuGF report: 178,459 arms, ammunition missing from police
NIMET alerts airline operators to poor visibility in eight northern states
Senate probes agency’s payment of N200m to foreign firms without vouchers
Why Buhari signed 2022 budget, by Presidency
Ibadan mourns
Buhari: states fighting lost battle on $418m Paris Club cash
Gbajabiamila inaugurates 12 roads in Surulere
Sanwo-Olu: 2022 will be a season of consolidation
PDP accuses Akeredolu of spending N500m on in-law’s concert
Post-Biafran syndrome
‘How Yoruba Nation agitators plan to stop Osun, Ekiti polls’
Igboho’s team suffers setback as lawyer resigns
NDLEA arrests 330 drug traffickers
Abducted cleric reunites with family
Police arrest man for stabbing wife to death
Gunmen attack passenger boat in Bayelsa
A’Ibom APC chieftain shot dead on New Year Day
Bandits release two more Baptist students
Bandits kill 7, abduct 18 in attacks on Kaduna villages
Six Afaraukwu inmates regain freedom
Why RMAFC, FIRS, others are on warpath over Finance Bill
Prima Corporation retains DataPro’s A- rating
Fan Milk Danone commissions new state-of-art production line
Comedian Woli Arole, wife welcome baby boy
Seven notable events of 2021 by entertainers
Gusty Getafe end Real Madrid unbeaten run
Marylove wins maiden Abuja Tennis Cup
Ighalo grabs match winner in seven-goal thriller
An arrest gone awry


Olubadan Laid to Rest
Gbajabiamila Mourns Olubadan of Ibadan
Breaking: Olubadan, Oba Saliu Adetunji, Dies at 93
Fayemi, El-Rufai Defend Buhari’s Rejection of Direct Primary
Marwa Advises Drug Traffickers to Turn a New Leaf
South-east Group Faults Buhari’s INEC Commissioners’ Nominees
PDP Accuses Akeredolu of Looting Ondo with 13 Proxy Companies
NEDC is Pillar of Buhari’s Success, Say Arewa Youths
Wike Decries State of Nation, Restates PDP’s Commitment to Rescue…
Kwara Group Supports Saraki’s Presidential Bid
Obaseki Warns against Politics of Stomach Infrastructure
Obanikoro Backs Rejection of Direct Primary Clause in Electoral Bill
Osun Residents Urged to Re-elect Oyetola
Insecurity: Tambuwal Inaugurates Sokoto Devt Association
Cadbury: Severe Competition, Cost of Sales Threatens Profit
Olubadan Laid to Rest
UniAbuja Promotes 118 Staff, 4 Elevated to Professorial Rank
Buhari Mourns Olubadan of Ibadanland
Fire Guts over 250 Shops in Nnewi Food Stuff Market
Gbajabiamila Mourns Olubadan of Ibadan
Fire Guts AEDC Sub-station, Throws Parts of Minna into Blackout
Marwa Advises Drug Barons, Traffickers to Turn a New Leaf
Bandits Free Two Baptist Students, One Still in Captivity
Katsina has 438,808 Unemployed People, Says CNG
NANS Decries Rising Underage Commercial Sex Workers
Lekki Residents Lament Erection of Buildings on Coastal Road
Adeduntan: CBN’s Current Forex Policy a Success
Delta’s Tricycle Plant to Commence Operation in 8 Weeks as DSG,…
Obaseki: Edo to Drive Devt, Technology, Innovation, Human Capacity in 2022
Abundant Grace Care Foundation Celebrates Yuletide at Uwaoma Outreach
FG to Partner NGX on Climate Disclosure, Data
Vitafoam Reports N7.34bn PBT, Declares N1.88bn dividend
22 Political Want Lists for 2022
Those Who Will Shape Politics in 2022
Killings: Where are the Attorneys-General?
Olubadan: Grass to Grace Story of a Class Monarch
CGI Isa Idris: Deepening Border Security, Passport Issuance
Saudi Club, Al Shabab, May Prevent Ighalo from Tournament in Cameroon
NPFL: Remo Stars Stay Top, Kano Pillars Secure First Win against Enyimba
PSG’s Messi, Three Others Test Positive for Covid-19
Chelsea Battle Back to Deny Liverpool Title Race Revival
Obaseki Mourns Death of ex-Edo Sports Commissioner, Brown Ebewele
Senegal Insist Watford Blocking Sarr from Tournament
Three Rules of Boxing
President Buhari and the Challenges of the Finish Line

The Punch

Power-drunk SFU adamant, refuses to release PUNCHman’s phone, ID card
Mbaka claims anonymous DSS invitation, seeks prayers from congregation
Police deploy personnel as gunmen kidnap ASUU chair, Plateau ex-gov aspirant
Love, sex and scam in 2022
EPL: Man City’s title to lose after Chelsea, Liverpool draw -Virgil van Dijk
Budget: National Assembly faults Buhari, insists on 6,576 extra projects
FG owes five IOCs $1.15bn cash call arrears, clears $3.53bn debt
CNG lists drug abuse, insecurity as threats to 2023 elections
Adamawa husband, 57, arrested for stabbing 40-year-old ex-wife to death over roofing sheet
Policewoman soaks niece’s hands in hot water for stealing meat
Ogun mother demands justice after daughter’s alleged defilement in crèche
Pension contributors rose by 245,385 in nine months – PenCom
African Alliance Insurance pays N7.5bn claims in one year
Stanbic IBTC Pension to reward customers
Linkage Assurance expresses commitment to CSR
2023: Shehu Sani joins Kaduna gov race
2022 will witness remarkable developments, says Sanwo-Olu
Defend people who voted for you, Obaseki advises politicians
Katsina PDP warns Masari against interference in council election
Brazil’s Ronaldo tests positive for COVID-19
Why Sarr couldn’t join Senegal for AFCON -Watford
Everton vs Brighton: Benitez under fire as Everton lose 3-2
Giving life to hope
Sonala Olumhense
Medicine in unlikely plant parts
Singer Portable abandoned me after I got pregnant for him, says lady
Motherhood, not marriage, changed me more – Simi


El-Rufai Presents Staff Of Office To Lere Emir
Countdown: A Celebration of Togetherness – Kaduna Administrator
BREAKING: Visitors To Presidential Villa To Undergo COVID-19-19 Test
Buhari Mourns Olubadan Of Ibadan Land
Gov Uzodinma To Name Sponsors Of Insecurity In Imo Tuesday
Countdown: A Celebration of Togetherness – Kaduna Administrator
Bandits Kill 7, Kidnap 18 In Attacks On Kaduna Villages
2022 Budget Insertions: No Rift Between Buhari, NASS – Presidency
Buni Bags ‘Authentic Man Of The Year’ Award, Blueprint Deputy Online Editor, Others Shine
Lawan Hails Abia Traditional Ruler, Ikonne, At 93
Adamawa Police Arrest Man For Stabbing Wife To Death
JUST-IN: Gunmen Abduct Ex-Plateau Guber Aspirant, Varsity Lecturer
Again, D’Tigress Threaten To Boycott World Cup Qualifiers Over Outstanding Allowances
Underestimate Us At Your Own Peril, Guinea-Bissau Star Warns Super Eagles
No Going Back On Planned Nationwide Protest Over Subsidy Removal – NLC
Why We Must Change In The New Year 2022
National Grid Gets 26,503.9GW Of Electricity In 9 Months – NERC
Northern Group Seeks Confirmation Of NPA MD
China Welcomes 2022 With Worst Cases Since Taming Virus

The Sun

Why PDP can’t fail to rescue Nigeria –Wike
Uzodimma to name sponsors of Imo insecurity tomorrow
Kidnappers sieze ex-Plateau governorship aspirant, Nshe, varsity lecturer
Kanu, other detainees’ll receive God’s mercy this year – Mbaka
Lekan Balogun tipped as successor as Olubadan dies
MBF, Arewa, Afenifere, Ohanaeze, MBF set agenda for Buhari
Okpella on warpath with Edo govt over airport project
We must pray against another COVID-19 like ailment, Olukoya warns in 2022 prophecy
Reports of Buhari’s anger with NASS fictional – Presidency
South East traditional, religious leaders seek peace
2021: Reps’ year of controversies
I’ll lead APC to more victories in 2023 –APC chairmanship aspirant, Mustapha
Kano govt dares Kwankwaso, accuses him of rigging the 2019 polls
2023: Run for presidency, Anambra APC charges Ngige
2023: Ex-gov Duke kicks against zoning of Cross River guber
Turkey will help Nigeria end insecurity, says envoy
Demutualisation, mergers, others characterise NCM’s 2021 performance
Vitafoam Plc posts over 50% revenue growth in audited financial result
FG to partner NGX on climate disclosure, data
2021: Not the best year for Nigerian workers
Royal Father endorses Mark D Ball basketball tourney
African Men’s Handball Championship postponed
Kida sues for stronger collaboration amongst basketball stakeholders
Grassroot sports promotes peaceful co-existence – Komsol, House of Reps member
AFCON 2021: Okoye hits Super Eagles Camp today
Eguavoen blames Watford for Dennis’ withdrawal
… Says Onyekuru, Ebuehi happy to replace Osimhen, Shehu
Guinea-Bissau warns Super Eagles fans
AFCON 2021: Ajayi jumped at offer to reunite with Eagles –Eguavoen
Sanusi, Simon swell Eagles camp
‘I can’t wait to give it my all’ – Olayinka reacts to surprise call-up
ANFASSC storms Garoua, mobilizes supporters for Super Eagles
Out-Of-The-Box Innovations
2022: Our year of rest
Igbo annual ritual amid Asaba traffic jam
Super Eagles and AFCON 2022
Lagos to Delta by road

The Guardian

Bandits kill seven, kidnap 18 in Kaduna
Family of slain corps member seeks justice months after killing
Nigerians will resist attempts to manipulate 2023 elections, PDP scribe vows
SERAP urges Buhari to probe alleged misuse of security votes by govs
Turn a new leaf or lose all, NDLEA boss, Marwa, warns drug barons
Worries as social unrest, govt policies take toll on equities in 2021
One year after, AfCFTA still in limbo
Naira drops to record low amid new year uncertainties
Inflationary pressure took shine off economic growth in 2021
More players arrive as Eagles begin training in Abuja
AuGF indicts police for alleged missing 178,459 arms, ammunition
Imo now war zone, say monarchs, clerics
Tag bandits terrorists for peace sake, Adeboye advises President
Fire outbreak won’t halt Port Harcourt refinery rehabilitation, says MD
You’ve lost grip on good governance, Anglican cleric tells Buhari
Buhari, Tinubu, Ooni, Makinde, others mourn Olubadan
Igboho’s lawyer, Olajengbesi, withdraws from legal team
Wike decries Federal Government’s attitude to Benue humanitarian crises
DisCos justify estimated billing of consumers, revenue targets
Lekki coastal road: Residents demand halt on buildings
Brown Ebewele… His unfulfilled dream for Nigerian junior athletes
Oparaoji, Edwards emerge Abuja Tennis Cup champions
Chelsea battle back to deny Liverpool title race revival
Cavani will stay at Man United, insists Rangnick
Mbappe not affected by uncertain future, says Pochettino
Naira drops to record low amid new year uncertainties
Fast food, mobile outlets lead Lagos’ urban regeneration wave
Inflationary pressure took shine off economic growth in 2021
Editorial: Unsustainable cost of elections in Nigeria
‘Development of livestock value chain will save N30b yearly’
PFA assures stakeholders of improved business operation
Stakeholders task insurance operators on digitalisation
France removes EU flag from Arc de Triomphe after rightwing uproar
Tinubu’s hagiography in a situation of objective tension
Rest in peace Desmond Tutu
To be at your best in 2022


ASUU Now Has No Justification For Strike Action — FG
Is Nigeria ready for global energy transition by 2025?
Bandits kidnap 18, kill one in Kaduna
Economic issues that will shape 2022
178,459 AK-47 rifles, assorted rifles, pistols, other arms,…
Inuwa charges new acting chief judge on dispensation of justice without fear, favour
Okpella community urges Edo govt to support aerodrome project instead of siting new airport
Oyo deputy governor, Ladoja, Akala, Adedoja, Wasiu Ayinde, others converge on Olubadan’s palace as Oba Adetunji is…
Disregard fake list in circulation on Osun teacher’s recruitment exercise ― Education commissioner
2023 budget: Buhari signed not to throw away baby with the bathwater ― Presidency
Olubadan’s passing, a big blow ― Agboworin
Dass youths protest attack on Emir
700MW Zungeru Power Project worth $1.3bn to be completed in Q4 2022
Fire guts Nnewi market, destroys over 250 shops
Electricity customers paid over N561bn to DisCos in 11 months
I’ll be next governor of Kaduna, God’s willing — Shehu Sani
Fayemi, Oyetola, Deji, others mourn demise of Olubadan, describe him as exemplary leader, royal father
We’re fed up with same salary structure for 12 years, ASUP tells federal, states govts
Inuwa charges new acting chief judge on dispensation of justice without fear, favour
Okpella community urges Edo govt to support aerodrome project instead of siting new airport
Bandits kidnap 18, kill one in Kaduna
2023 budget: Buhari signed not to throw away baby with the bathwater ― Presidency
Olubadan’s passing, a big blow ― Agboworin
Police In Niger Confirms Death Of Abuja Prince Inside Hotel
One killed, four injured as hoodlums, Amotekun operatives clash in…
2022 And Judgement Day

Daily Trust

Bashir Tofa, 93 Presidential Candidate, Is Dead
Gunmen Attack Passenger Boat In Bayelsa
Idoma Socio-Cultural Body Rejects New Och’Idoma
Expect More Positives From Govt In New Year — Masari
Gombe Gov Swears-In Acting Chief Judge, 4 Special Advisers
Dowen: Police Await Toxicology Report To Determine Cause Of Death
APC Chieftain Gunned Down After Church Service In Akwa Ibom
Detained Journalist: NUJ Apologises To Masari
Shariah Council Appoints Hadiyatullah New President
Igboho’s Lawyer Quits Legal Team
We’ll Be Tougher On Drug Barons This Year — NDLEA
Possible Flights Cancellation In Kaduna, Kano As NiMet Alerts On Poor Visibility
Insecurity: Association Raises Over N300m For Sokoto East
Bandits Kill 13 In Kaduna, Taraba, Abduct 46
APC Convention Shaky As ‘Cabal’ Plots Consensus
Buhari, Govs, Atiku, Tinubu, Others Mourn As Olubadan Buried
Flight Delays, Cancellations: How Airlines Trample On Passengers’ Rights
Tortuous Ascent To Olubadan Throne
Presidency: All Aso Rock Visitors Will Undergo COVID Test
Kwankwaso, Ganduje Trade Words Over 2019 Gov’ship Election
The Changing Faces Of INEC In 10 Years
Gunmen Attack Passenger Boat In Bayelsa
Idoma Socio-Cultural Body Rejects New Och’Idoma
Expect More Positives From Govt In New Year — Masari
Gombe Gov Swears-In Acting Chief Judge, 4 Special Advisers
‘Ugwuanyi’s Belief In God Responsible For Cordial Relationship Between Christians, Muslims’
How Weather Information Can Be Delivered To Farmers – NiMet
Report Bribe-Seeking Officials, DisCos Tell Power Users
PiggyVest Pays Out Over 242bn To 3.5m Customers In 2021
Yari Will Bring Back Aggrieved APC Defectors – Aide
Why I’ll Contest Kaduna Gov’ship In 2023 – Shehu Sani
Editorial: 2022: Happy New Year
Commercial Driver Stabs Wife To Death In Adamawa
Man Arraigned For Cow Theft, Murder Threat In Ekiti
Court Remands 32-Year-Old Over Murder
Security Guards Burgle Employer’s Store
4 Guards Arrested For Denying Police Boss Access To Magodo Estate


BREAKING: Former NRC Presidential candidate, Bashir Tofa is dead
2022: How to rescue Nigeria —Clark, Osuntokun, Okorie, Shettima
2021 FULL YEAR: Stock market growth outpaces economy by 2.04%
High taxation makes 2022 economy bleak — ACCI
Fleeing suspects who murdered RCCG Pastor in Lagos arrested
A’Ibom 2023: No aspirant can win elections with violence — Gov Emmanuel
Real Madrid’s unbeaten run ended by gutsy Getafe
Nigeria stumbles off starting line in 2022
Wike raises concern over FG’s indifference to IDPs, humanitarian crisis in Benue
2023: NLC to present charter of demands for political office seekers
BREAKING: Former military governor of Osun, Uzoma Obi is dead
Step up offensive against bandits, CAN tells security agencies
High taxation makes 2022 economy bleak — ACCI
Shehu Sani joins Kaduna governorship race
VIEWPOINT: In Nigeria, judicial capture gathers pace
Osimhen could return against Bologna
My desire is to win an Oscar – Filmmaker, Chiori Daniel Cole
Afcon 2021: Dennis case is closed – Ranieri
TO SAVE IMO: South-East monarchs, religious leaders seek meeting with gov, former govs, others
2022, year to rebrand Cross River – Senator Onor
Hope Uzodimma hosts Imo Stakeholders Meeting
Insecurity: The wider agenda
Ighalo opens 2022 with match-winner in 7-goal thriller
2023: Fulani Youth Group vows to mobilize kinsmen for Bwacha’s guber ambition
Senegal accuse Watford of ‘blocking’ Sarr from Afcon
Asiwaju Tinubu condoles Makinde, Ibadan indigenes over Olubadan’s transition
EKITI 2022: Ekiti PDP elders have the answer
Our pains knew no limit under past govts — Bayelsa pensioners
In Nigeria, Judicial capture gathers pace
Controversy over N1.68bn unpaid pension in Kwara
High taxation makes 2022 economy bleak — ACCI
Reproaching bullying with disingenuity
Stemming frequent boat mishaps in Nigeria
2021 FULL YEAR: Stock market growth outpaces economy by 2.04%
How Uzodimma’s special Christmas bundle electrified Imo
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TO SAVE IMO: South-East monarchs, religious leaders seek meeting with gov, former govs, others
2022 Budget: There won’t be crisis between executive and legislature — PRESIDENCY
Stemming frequent boat mishaps in Nigeria
Olubadan: Yoruba land has lost a mature, peaceful monarch ― Gani Adams
COVID-19: Presidency to test all visitors to Villa
Real Madrid’s unbeaten run ended by gutsy Getafe
Osimhen could return against Bologna
Afcon 2021: Dennis case is closed – Ranieri
Ighalo opens 2022 with match-winner in 7-goal thriller
Senegal accuse Watford of ‘blocking’ Sarr from Afcon
Banks’ borrowings from CBN rise 233% to N26.9trn in 2021
Forex: ABCON asks CBN to de-risk BDCs operations to receive diaspora remittances
FG called to set up proprietary firms to boost Forex Trading in Nigeria
From Street to Stardom: Untold story of Salesian’s Bosco Boys
There may be no govt in Abuja after Buhari — Falae
2023: Igbo will be President if they want — Igwe Ugwuoke
Senate bringing Nigeria to its knees — Bishop Onuoha

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