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News Headlines Jan 6, 2023. Headlines From Nigeria’s Major Newspapers

Compiled by Demola Adefajo

ThisDay

NNPC: Report Alleging Undocumented Export of 17.8 Million Barrels of Crude Untrue
Minister Denies Knowledge of Electricity Tariff Increase by NERC
NERC: FG Paid N35.2bn Electricity Subsidy as Discos’ Remittance Slumped by N70bn in Q1,2022
Buhari to Troops Fighting Oil Theft: End Menace Before May 29
Onochie: State of Niger Delta Region Shameful
Air Peace Incident: NAHCO Begins Investigation, Suspends Personnel
NMDPRA Seals 14 Fuel Stations for Selling Above Stipulated Price in Kano
Kwara Gov Swears-in New Acting CJ
Tinubu: Obasanjo Unfit to Recommend President for Nigerians
Agbakoba Vows to Challenge Creation of EFCC
At 13.17%, Prime lending Rate Hits 23-month High
Appraising Civil Aviation Act
Agusto Upgrades Wema Bank Funding SPV Series II Bond to ‘Bbb+’ with Stable Outlook
NCAA Turns to God, Prays for Safe Flights in 2023
Financial Inclusion: FCMB, Jamborow Partner to Uplift Nigeria’s Rural Dwellers
LASACO Assurance Promises Improved Dividend to Shareholders
‘Indigenous MRO Will Create Jobs, Reduce Capital Flight’
Ericsson Recognised as Leader in Climate Performance, reporting
Onochie as NDDC’s First Female Chairperson
Obi Takes Campaign to Akwa Ibom
George Obiozor, a Distinguished Life in Diplomacy and Leadership (1942-2022)
Oborevwori Maps Out Plan for Delta Ijaws
Nigerians Speak: Dreams, Hopes and Expectations for 2023
Indian Chief, Sanjay Jain, Commends Nigerians for Being Accommodating
Funke Bucknor-Obruthe Light-Up Africa with TEXA Conference
CHEATS MIGHT PROSPER
A VOICE FOR THE PHYSICALLY CHALLENGED
POPE BENEDICT XVI: A CURATOR OF TRUTH
HUMAN TRAFFICKERS ARE MURDERERS
DRUGS, NEW YEAR AND ENTERTAINERS
NFF Reads Riot Acts for Nigerian Referees, Match Commissioners
Hamadjam, Police Inspector, Emerge Winners in Opobo Marathon
Card-happy Referee Dumped in Weekend Games
Man City Beat Chelsea to Close in on Arsenal
Chelsea Sign France Defender Badiashile from Monaco
Blind Joins Bayern Munich on Free Transfer
Benfica Boss Furious over Chelsea’s Pursuit of Fernandez
Eto’o’s Revolution Sees More Cameroon’s U-17 Players Fail Age Test
THE SCARIFICATION OF EBORA OWU
The Darts and Fury of the Obasanjo Endorsement
Agritech: Why Nigeria Needs Urgent Move Towards Commercial Farming
Stock Market Down N429.8bn on Profit-taking in Airtel Africa
Of Airport Infrastructure and Flight Operation in Nigeria

The Nation

Presidential poll: G-5 keeps PDP supporters in suspense
• Makinde to announce preferred candidate • Group protests exclusion of Atiku’s name on list
Tinubu: I’ll convert Yahoo boys to tech experts
Buhari orders security agencies to end crude oil theft
NFIU to enforce ban on cash withdrawals from public accounts March 1
Motorsports fiesta holds in Lagos
an hour ago
Deputy Senate President to bank: don’t give loans to Delta govt
Okowa spent N4.2tr without anything to show, Omo-Agege alleges
Tinubu mourns renowned political scientist, columnist, Ayo Olukotun
INEC gets committees for national situation room, collation centre
NBA suspends NEC member for aligning with parallel union
Tracking the pains, gains of Nigeria’s cashless policy
Lawmaker to support establishment of healthcare centre for Abia community
Omo-Agege: our biggest challenge in passing local govt autonomy
EFCC can’t interfere in state govt’s affairs, says Agbakoba
NAPTAN: FGC Ijanikin sex romp saddening
Customs lost four officials in 2022
One arrested over Ondo communal clash
Man charged with raping six-year-old
Group declares support for Tinubu, Sanwo-Olu
‘I pointed out deficiencies in Adeleke’s certificate in good faith’
Portable laments vacant seats on plane over costly tickets
Performing with Kizz Daniel in Qatar a dream come true, says singer Dapo Pelmar
I’m from Iseyin, says Grammy winner Angélique Kidjo
Kizz Daniel: ‘Flora My Flawa’ my favorite Davido song
New educational language policy misconceived
Who cares about Obasanjo’s unending letters?
Of electioneering and promises
Doctors and right to emergency medical treatment
2022 ended with a whimper rather than with a bang
2023: Time to decolonise the press, Nigeria (1)
2023 OBJ and the challenge before our youths

The Punch

Hoodlums stab driver, conductor, victims blame LASTMA officials
FG gives operators ultimatum to name oil well owners
Civil servants will get full allowances Jan – Ngige
28 govs pile up N5.8tn debts for incoming govts
Two senior lawyers want EFCC scrapped
News
How Lagos policeman, ‘ministry’ paid N185,000 for newborn, mother demands baby
I begged rapist to use condom – Married nurse
Teenagers accused of rape remanded after PUNCH report
Edo police gun down robbery suspect
Lagos-Ibadan highway: Commuters groan as Julius Berger returns
Ogun couple dismembers lady, sells heart for N50,000
Group alleges plot to attack CBN headquarters
Obasanjo can’t show way forward, Tinubu slams ex-president
PDP slams speaker over Oyetola’s return comment
Makinde begins second term campaign, faces multiple battles
Soludo receives Kwankwaso in Anambra, says election not do-or-die
Nigerian political system unfavourable to youths, says Sowore
Asaba to host National Youth Games Feb
Forest will keep fighting – Awoniyi
Rights holder warns IMC against defying court order
Editorial: Rising political violence must be crushed
Somewhere between the G-5 and northern APC governors
Pele: Genius who built the World Cup
Applying prevention programmes to fight drug abuse
Why no state can catch up with Lagos economically
FG should screen, isolate travellers from China, others – UNILAG prof
NGO advises govt on edutech
Make valuable plans for teachers, educators tell govt

Leadership

NIPC CEO Keeps Mum As Directors Allege Threat To Life
In Renewed Anti-graft War, NFIU Goes After Federal Govt, States, LGs
2023: G-5 Governors Fail To Unveil Preferred Candidate
NSCDC Disowns Announcement On Recruitment Aptitude Test
Federal Govt To Transfer 613 Repentant Terrorists To States
NASENI Boss Makes Case For Investment In Technology, Technical Colleges
2023: ICC Abuja To Serve As INEC Collation Centre, Situation Room
Foundation Tasks Govts On Budget For Sexual, Gender-based Violence Survivors
Customs Frustrating Cargo Clearance At Seaports – Clearing Agents
Labour, Stakeholders Groan As DisCos Secretly Raise Tariff
2023: Governor Abiodun Kick-starts Campaign In Ogun
2023: INEC Devolves PVC Collection To Wards, Registration Areas
Pope Benedict XVI Laid To Rest By Successor, Francis
The Trouble With Obasanjo’s Wish
Poor Governance In The States
Fuel Supply: Stop Sabotaging Nigerians, Threatening NNPCL, Group Tells DAPPMAN, Others
Couple, 6 Others Kill 26-yr-old Lady, Sell Body Parts For Rituals In Ogun
Peter Obi In Ekiti, Vows To Uproot Political Structures Responsible For Nigeria’s Woes
Pope Emeritus, Benedict XVI, Laid To Rest Amid Praises
Federal Govt To Reintegrate 613 Repentant Terrorists
False Allegations Against Emefiele By DSS Provocative, Say Arewa, Oduduwa, Ohanaeze Youths
48 Hours After Sacking Atiku’s Ally, Bauchi Emir Appoints New Waziri
Coalition Alerts On Alleged Fresh Plot To Remove CBN Gov
Obasanjo’s Endorsement Of Peter Obi A Ruse – PDP RAF
Alleged Missing N89trn Stamp Duty Fabricated To Force Emefiele Out – Group
Emefiele: Pro-Buhari Group, Lawyers, Ethnic Leaders Renew Call For DSS DG Sack
Fresh N40bn Loan To Delta Govt At Your Own Risk, Omo-Agege Tells Banks
Navy Urged To Redouble Efforts On Eradication Of Crude Oil Theft
Cashless Economy: NFIU Moves Against Corruption In MDAs
Customs Loses 4 Personnel To Smugglers In Ogun
Peter Obi In Ekiti, Vows To Uproot Political Structures Responsible For Nigeria’s Woes
Pro-Wike PDP Pays N95m Fees To Use Govt Facilities For Campaigns

The Sun

FG, states, LGs go full cashless March 1
G-5 Governors keep mum on preferred presidential candidate
NNPC denies exporting 17.87m barrels of oil without documentation
Customs intercepts 156 trailer loads of rice, 656,414 liters of fuel
Lagos-Ibadan Expressway: Motorists, commuters groan as construction resumes
I’ve knowledge to lead Nigeria to prosperity –Tinubu
LGA autonomy stalling constitution review – Omo Agege
Your PVCs ready – INEC tells applicants
EFCC shouldn’t be in existence –Agbakoba
Kaigama, Anagbe, others laud emeritus Pope Benedict XVI as he’s laid to rest
2023: Court strikes out appeal by sacked chairman of Action Alliance
Father of 4 dies in police cell in Abia
Nigeria Decides 2023: No party can beat PDP in Delta –Oborevwori
Nigeria Decides 2023: Expectations high as Lawan’s Senate go for final push
Nigeria Decides 2023: INEC’s technologies, BVAS won’t eliminate rigging –Njoku
SERG welcomes Obasanjo’s endorsement of Obi
Imo stakeholders endorse Uzodimma for second term
2022: Year of controversies, policy somersault for Nigeria’s aviation industry
Heavy electricity market debt choking NDPHC –Ugbo
Buhari is transiting Nigeria to manufacturing economy – NASENI boss
Illegal operations: Compliance level boosted prudential returns by 96% in 2022 –SEC
2023: Sovereign Trust Insurance assures policyholders of improved services
Stakeholders urge IPMAN, PTD, NUPENG to prepare for subsidy removal
How to start 2023
Premium Pension hits N1tr in AUM
NPFL starting: Total Promotion warns Owumi of legal implication
Raducanu injures ankle 11 days to Australian Open
Match Commissioners, referees must be above board – Gusau
Battle against age cheat: Eto’o’s MRI sacks 32 players from Cameroon U17 camp
Pele and black man’s dilemma
Elections: Task before govt, Nigerians
Rules guiding capitalisation (2)
Obasanjo’s endorsement of Peter Obi
In Orlu, the ‘war’ is not yet over
Katsina CP charges officers on security challenges
My most embarrassing moment as DJ –Ademide Ogunbanjo (DJ D’Mo)
I see, hear, feel music beyond my physical boundary –Mayolee
My turning point –Chief Imo, actor
My challenges managing Mark Angel’s Emmanuella -Bernard Okoma
Winners emerge in Faces of Image Housemates reality show
SOG set to drop new gospel single, Baba Na You
2022: Year of controversies, policy somersault for Nigeria’s aviation industry
Predictable budget cycle: Great legacy of 9th National Assembly
Predicting 2023 presidential election
Elections: Task before govt, Nigerians

Daily Trust

Real Reason Northern APC Governors Want Tinubu To Be President – Gov Sule
States, FCT To Spend Over N11.5tr In 2023
ASUU President: Military Govt More Sympathetic To Plight Of Lecturers
Foundation Pays SSCE Fees For 1,049 Indigent Students
Edo To Arrest Parents Of Pupils Hawking During School Hours
Go After Killers Of Ogun Couple, Abiodun Tells Police
1,232 Drug Suspects Arrested In Kaduna Last Year
Abductors Of Couple At Late Jere Emir’s Residence Demand N30m
Real Reasons Elder Statesman, Bello Kirfi, Was Sacked As Wazirin Bauchi
Olisa Agbakoba: Why EFCC Shouldn’t Be In Existence
Man ‘Kills’ Lover, Sells Heart, Legs For N80,000 In Ogun
FG Bans Withdrawal From Govt Accounts From March 1
Commuters Groan Over Gridlock As Construction Resumes On Lagos-Ibadan Expressway
We’re Confident Atiku Will Deliver On Campaign Promises – Theodore Orji
Appeal Court To Decide On Zamfara PDP Gov’ship Candidacy Today
NNPP Vows To Sack APC In Katsina, End Insecurity
INEC Warns Against Manipulation Of BVAS
Kogi Ex-Speaker, Others Dump APC For PDP
U.S. House In Turmoil As No Speaker Elected On 2nd Day Of Voting
Editorial: Professor George Obiozor (1942–2022)

Vanguard

Kano rally further exposes Tinubu’s incapacity, says Atiku
‘We sold her legs for N30,000; heart, N50,000’ – Eight confess to murder in Ogun
FG to transfer 613 rehabilitated repentant terrorists to states
Salesforce lays off staff like Meta, Amazon, Twitter
R. Kelly’s alleged force-feeding faeces ritual revealed in docuseries
Buhari, Kaigama describe Benedict XVI as ‘Humble lover of Christ’
‘It’s dangerous to underestimate Russia,’ NATO warns
Why EFCC shouldn’t be in existence – Former NBA president, Agbakoba
Prince Harry says his brother, Prince William physically attacked him
Lagos-Ibadan Expressway: Construction resumes, gridlock-hit users appeal to FG
No crisis in Bauchi Labour Party, says state Chairman
Your gallantry keeps Nigeria safe – Adeleke to veteran military men
2023: A’Court refuses to reinstate ex-Abacha aide, Al-Mustapha as AA presidential candidate
If 2023 election is about comedy, Tinubu ‘ll win — PDP
PDP urges Wike to seek medical attention
Why fuel crisis persists — NNPCL, NMDPRA explain
Osoba rallies support, as Abiodun kick-starts campaign for re-election
Super-sub Mahrez condemns Chelsea to defeat at Stamford Brigde
Police arrest 61 suspected political thugs in Kano
‘We sold her legs for N30,000; heart, N50,000’ – Eight confess to murder in Ogun
Sylva, CDS, others laud military on crusade against oil-theft
Kebbi boat mishap: 14 bodies recovered, 6 still missing
Peter Obi vows to secure Nigeria, end hunger, poverty
Edo govt mum on NFIU’s cashless transaction deadline
FG orders security forces to end oil theft before May 29
Peter Obi ‘ll get 2% votes in North; lose 2023 election — Fani-Kayode
Unavailability of diesel stalled our response to fire outbreak – Fire Chief
Students decry UNIMAID’s fee hike
Polls: Omo-Agege meets Buhari, says ‘Delta ripe for taking’
‘As first woman chieftain, I’ll inspire others in my hometown’ – Chimamanda Adichie
Collection of PVCs at registration areas/wards to begin on Friday – INEC
Again, INEC announces ICC as Presidential Collation Centre
Marriage Dissolution: Ganduje’s daughter’s suit suffers hitches
2023: Second Niger Bridge enough for South-East to vote Tinubu – Uzodimma
INEC devolves PVC collection to 8,809 Electoral Wards
We didn’t export 17.87m barrels of oil without documentation — NNPC
I’ve constructed 4 road projects in your village – Okowa replies Omo Agege
Obasanjo jealous of my achievements, endorsing Peter Obi won’t work – Tinubu
Gunmen kidnap hotel owner in Oyo
Quavo releases tribute song for Takeoff
Wizkid’s son, Zion visits orphanage home in Ghana
We’ve been borrowing to fund petrol subsidy — Finance Minister
Peter Obi is my brother, I know his capacity – Ngige
Polaris Bank sale followed due process – CBN
Sovereign Trust assures policyholders in 2023
SEC records 96% compliance to prudential filing
Super-sub Mahrez condemns Chelsea to defeat at Stamford Brigde
Lazio’s ‘Curva Nord’ closed after racist abuse of Umtiti, Banda
Benfica coach criticizes Chelsea’s pursuit of Enzo Fernandez
Why Ronaldo can’t make his debut for Al-Nassr yet
Chelsea confirm £35m signing of Benoit Badiashil from Monaco
Dear Bunmi, will he ever propose after 19 years together?
2023: Nigeria’s future hangs dangerously in the balance
Character and leadership: Lesson from the US

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