News Headlines Apr 16, 2019. Headlines From Nigeria’s Major Newspapers

16-04-2019 06:04

News Headlines Apr 16, 2019. Headlines From Nigeria’s Major Newspapers

Compiled by Demola Adefajo

The Punch
FG probe panel recommends NHIS boss sacking, board’s dissolution
EFCC discovers car thieves’ new tricks
I’ll advise Buhari on fuel subsidy, says Kachikwu
We don’t enjoy denying Nigerians visas – US embassy
Fayose’s aide received N1.2bn at airport under soldiers’ protection –Witness
Jealous Bayelsa lover shoots girlfriend to death for cheating
Herdsmen kill 16 in Nasarawa during naming, 67 Taraba residents kidnapped
Some private varsities aiding academic corruption – JAMB registrar
We planned to build five refineries for exports – Gowon
Election petition: Senator faults INEC over choice of lawyer
FG probe panel recommends NHIS boss sacking, board’s dissolution
EFCC discovers car thieves’ new tricks
Suspected herdsmen kill two in fresh Plateau attack
We don’t enjoy denying Nigerians visas – US embassy
PDP opposes removal of fuel subsidy
El-Rufai names Chief of Staff as finance commissioner
Mobile subscribers shrink as MTN loses one million users
I am hearing you: A common error on the phone
Civil servant forfeits N124.5m property to FG
Ondo welder gets life sentence for raping teenager
Cook jailed for 14 years for killing sibling over meat
Businessman accuses friend, agent of visa fraud
NSCDC officer killed by blunt blows to the head – Autopsy report
Two apprehended for Lagos cult killings
Obstruct neighbourhood safety corps, risk N250,000 fine, jail –Lagos Assembly
Emerhor blames Omo-Agege for APC’s electoral loss in Delta
Report says 18 killed in South-East during election violence
APC chief, group support Obaseki’s re-election in Edo
Account for N1.2bn ecological fund, APC chieftain tells Dickson
Ogun: Tribunal orders substituted service on APC, Abiodun
FG shortlists four firms for Afam Power, Yola Disco’s sale
NNPC pays $1.5bn cash call debt to IOCs
NECA flays FG on rising debt, subsidy regime
CBN introduces guidelines for non-interest financial institutions
Alleged tax evasion: Court renews order for Okocha’s arrest
United can frighten Barca at Camp Nou – Solskjaer
Allegri banks on Ronaldo amidst injury to stars
Valverde wary of Red Devils threat
Brazil football chief banned for life
I had doubts I could compete again – Woods
No fund mismanagement in UI, says VC
ABU Zaria gets facilities to improve learning
NUC prosecutes nine out of 66 illegal varsities
UNICAL produces 51 first class graduates
Turkey gives Nigerian students access to 80 varsities
Nigeria’s Famuyiwa to direct upcoming ‘Star Wars’ series
Game of Thrones fans fired up for final season
Burna Boy makes unforgettable Coachella debut
Orthodox treatment of mental illness as a cost effective model
PharmAccess, others advocate PPP in health care
Expert recommends regular prostate cancer screening
Konga to acquire pharmacy chain
Google kicks off research to solve African problems using AI
Infinix unveils latest HOT S phones
Editorial: IG’s alarm on police strength, funding
Drug abuse and Nigerian youths
Taming the spirit of xenophobia
Ogun State’s mismanaged advantage

The Nation
Onnoghen: I didn’t confess to hiding my bank accounts
UTME: 50 exam contractors held
Induction and battle for ninth National Assembly’s leadership
NPA may convert Lilypond Terminal to truck park
Troops kill 27 Boko Haram terrorists, recover arms, ammunition
Budget 2019 Budget passage likely tomorrow
Notre Dame Cathedral ‘saved from total destruction’
How I got N1.2b cash from Fayose, others, by bank chief
Bayelsa bounty
EFCC arrests businessman for raking N7b from 20,700 investors
Crazy bills era set to end
34 shops burnt as fire guts Iponri shopping centre
EFCC arrests businessman for raking N7b from 20,700 investors
Federal Government urges court to order Innoson chairman’s arrest
U.S visa experts to meet Nigerian investors for green card opportunities
Alleged defilement: Defence claims prosecution couldn’t prove case
FRSC: poor handling causes accident victims’ deaths
Hoodlums cut off officer’s hand
Tribunal permits Ekere to inspect election materials
LASIEC to hold by-election on April 27
Easter: FRSC advises motorists
El-Rufai and challenges of consolidation
‘Why PDP can’t bounce back in Plateau’
Kogi APC stakeholders seek leaders’ intervention
Adeyemi sues Melaye over Kogi West election
Gunmen murder son of Benue PDP chieftain
Rivers crisis: Leave Amaechi alone, APC chieftain urges Wike
EPL: Freakish goal gives Arsenal 1-0 win at 10-man Watford
La Liga: Real Madrid stumble again in disappointing 1-1 draw with Leganes
Barcelona will not repeat last year’s Champions League meltdown, says Marc-Andre ter Stegen
Solskjaer dreams table turning miracle at the Nou Camp
Former Brazilian football chief, Marin banned for life
Ebonyi wins South-East Secondary Schools Cricket Championship
FAAN threatens to withdraw services
Lagos set for new bus experience
NLC urges Buhari to tackle security challenges
Firm acquires pipelay vessel for heavy duty work
‘No feud among Customs chiefs’
Man kills lover over alleged infidelity
DPOs, others will now be culpable for men’s misdeeds, says Acting IGP
Lagos okays 145 traffic assessment applications
Two charged with stealing
Unions protest at Lagos airport
Cook jailed for killing brother over meat
I did not propose 2011 Rules for 9th Assembly inauguration-Enang
‘Whoever obstructs LNSC officials risks N250,000 fine, imprisonment’
Herdsmen attacks: ‘I lost a pregnant daughter, three others’
Alleged threat to life: Delta Varsity employee petitions CAS, IG, others
Killer cops: IGP to outlaw use of firearms during patrols
Senator seeks military base on Akwanga road
We didn’t divert university Pension Fund — LASU Magt.
NUC processing applications for 303 new private universities
UTME: 50 arrested for impersonation
JAMB registrar knocks private varsities for aiding corruption
Regulating Anambra’s obituary economy
Editorial: Bayelsa bounty
19 kids evacuated from orphanage
Minister: health development plan to cost N162 billion
MTN tackles fake news, hate speech in journalists training

PDP Warns INEC over Presidential Election Materials
Meters: Electricity Consumers to Pay through Service Charge
NLC Cautions FG against Borrowing
Meters: Electricity Consumers to Pay through Service Charge
Shettima Backs Lawan, Ndume Group Insists on Secret Ballot
IG to Hold Area Commanders, DPOs Responsible for Extra-judicial Killings
NLC Cautions FG against Borrowing
Nigeria’s Birth Registration Increases by 100%, Says UNICEF
Enyimba’s Coach Hails Players’ Mentality in Win against Kwara Utd
Gunmen Abduct 18 People in Kogi
Nigerian, Cameroonian Troops Kill 27 Terrorists
Alleged Certificate Forgery: Court Strikes out Suit against Bindow
Autopsy Report Links Civil Defence Officer’s Death to Head Injury
Baru: NNPC Owed No Cash Call Arrears in 2018
Kaduna Constitutes 10-man Commission of Inquiry to Investigate Kajuru Crisis
Academy Marks Anniversary
NUC Processes Applications for 303 Private Varsities
African Union Endorses Buhari Unity Band, Sues for Peace
It’s Time to Rebuild Rivers APC, Says Abe
Court Orders INEC to Allow APC, Adelabu Inspect Electoral Materials
LCCI Urges Regulators to Incentivise Investors
Firm Sets Five-year Business Target
Senate Assures AGIP on $13.5bn Oil Project
Chevron, Others Support Schools, Hospitals in CSR Initiative
New Order at NNDC
Media Accreditation Opens for 7th Okpekpe Road Race
Comeback Kings Man Utd in Barcelona to Pull off Another Stunt
EPL: Aubameyang Fires Arsenal Back to Fourth Spot
FCV Gladiators Camp Opens in Lagos
Police to Investigate Racial Abuse of Chuks Aneke
Cardiff Submits Sala Evidence to FIFA
Testimonials for Rural Dairy Farmers in Oyo
FBNQuest Trustees to Host Islamic Estate Planning Clinic

Daily Trust

Nigeria the favourites in our group – Guinea captain
Pogba auctions World Cup-winning boots for charity
Pillars didn’t deserve crushing defeat at Akwa Utd – Igenepo
Shimaga confident Rangers will clinch 2019 NPFL title
Messi fit for Barca as United attempt another comeback
Concern as NUC processes 303 requests for private varsities
Whoever obstructs LNSC officials risks N250,000 fine, imprisonment – Lagos Assembly
Abuja Carnival to strengthen national unity – FG
ICPC to arraign NBC boss tomorrow
Nigeria birth registrations rise by 29m
Measles cases triple globally in 2019 – UN
Commission explains 2019 Easter pilgrimage delay
Concern as NUC processes 303 requests for private varsities
Leadership: Senators will decide voting pattern during inauguration
How we defeated PDP in Gombe — Gwamna
PDP asks INEC to release election materials for Atiku
Gowon laments failure to complete five export-oriented refineries
Contracting cycle in oil sector now nine months – NNPC
Fear of fuel scarcity grips Kano
12-year-old commits suicide in Kogi
Anambra govt arrests Chief, two others for extorting market men, women
FCTA advocates needs assessment for rural development
Life after insurgency
Running for the history books
Anambra’s simple burial bill
Deploying technology to secure Nigeria
IL0 for beginners (I)
Jealous lover shoots girlfriend to death in Bayelsa
2 killed, 3 hospitalised as hoodlums attack Ekiti community
Eight things you should know about late former President of courts of appeals, Nasir
Active subscribers reduce by 342,101 in February – NCC
Passengers, motorists stranded as aviation unions protest at Lagos airport
ASUU blames pension delay on corruption, systematic inefficiency
Edo govt shuts four Chinese companies over dispute with host communities
Farmers, seed companies, others meet in Abuja for seed confab
Fake seeds in circulation decreased by 81% — NASC DG
Indigenous rice millers groan as smuggling intensifies
Girls’ school in Abia generates electricity from wastes
2019 UTME: JAMB arrests over 50 professional examination writers nationwide
Al-Makura confirms Prof Suleiman Mohammed as VC Nasarawa State University
DSTV delights customers with ‘One Night with My Ex’
Nigeria’s Famuyiwa to direct upcoming ‘Star Wars’ series
Board seizes pornographic, unclassified films worth N2.5bn in 2 years
Environmentalist harps on challenges of recycling business
Fayose’s trial: Bank manager tells court how he received N1.2bn
Appeal Court sacks Reps-elect in Edo
Ozubulu massacre: Court discharges, acquits suspects

The Sun
Soldiers kill 27 terrorists, seize arms in Borno
Assets declaration: CCT decides Onnoghen’s fate Thursday
We’re still in search of Chibok girls -Buratai
Alleged tax evasion: Court renews order for arrest of JJ Okocha
JAMB registrar indicts private varsities
9th Senate leadership: Hope rises for Lawan, Gbaja clash over Ndume
•••Senators make case for South East deputy Senate president
Kebbi power consumers must pay N900m monthly for 24-hour electricity –Bagudu
Badaru insists on Jigawa sugar firm amidst resistance
Presidency to name HYPPADEC board soon –Senator Umaru
Pandemonium in Ekiti as suspected herders kill 2, 3 hospitalised
Extrajudicial killings: Erring officers’ll face the law –IGP
Plateau guber: Declare me winner, Useni tells tribunal
Political stalwart advises presidency, cautions Okorocha
Atiku is Nigerian –Tanko Yakasai
PDP challenges Buhari to tender his WAEC certificate at tribunal
Alleged anti-party activities: Sokoto APC demands Inuwa’s removal
Nigeria has no business importing fuel –Gowon
DPR seals 3 fuel stations in Oyo
Heritage Bank sends off Chief Compliance Officer, Adeniyi
Invest in technology for quality service, expert urges firms
Protect telecoms’ infrastructure, NCC charges consumers
Oyo Guber: Court orders INEC to allow Adelabu, APC inspect materials
London to host 2019 world para swimming championships
AFCON 2019: Eagles to camp in Egypt
Heineken UCL Tour: Puyol lands in Nigeria
`Aso-ebi’: Gate Pass to Social Gatherings
Pornographic films, others worth N2.5b seized by Censors Board
Cashless policy
A cry of pain for Zamfara
Atiku: Who is a Nigerian?
Chibok… And the killings everywhere
Nyesom Wike: Inevitably bound to win
Selective dementia
A cry of pain for Zamfara
Appreciating Ugwuanyi’s post-election giant strides
Troubling north west axis and a sick nation
IDPs camp and emergency management in Lagos
Anambra community tackles firm over land
When Umunze college celebrated first indigenous provost

UTME: JAMB arrests 50 ‘professional examination writers’
UBEC initiates new programme for basic education system
60-year-old man among 1,500 matriculating students in NOCEN
Resuscitate school sports competition, educationist tell FG

Extra-judicial killing: Affected officers to face prosecution, IGP vows
el-Rufai reshuffles cabinet, appoints new finance commissioner,…
Post-election crisis: Bauchi women, children threaten to embark on…
Election tribunal: Buhari must tender his WAEC certificate, PDP…
NUC processing 303 applications for more private varsities ― Rasheed
South West youths rally support for Lawan, Gbajabiamila
Kawu, others to appear in Court over N2.5bn fraud ― ICPC
Ebonyi loses over 100 trucks of lead daily ― Gov Umahi
JUST IN: Lady commits suicide in Delta
Horror in Bayelsa as jealous lover shoots girlfriend in the face
Police arraign 45-year-old woman over assault of senior wife
Court remands 2 friends for allegedly gang raping 19-year old girl
School teacher bitten to death by mysterious snake in Kwara
Internet users in Nigeria hit 114.7m in February ― NCC
Fuel scarcity: 18 ships arrive Nigeria’s port with 357, 396…
FG has no plan to remove fuel subsidy now ― Finance Minister, Ahmed
FG seeks AfDB’s intervention on ICT infrastructure
Atiku, his citizenship and electoral battle
Conducting elections without electronic voting is archaic —Wunmi…
Obaseki and the hurdles to a second term
NGO, BASG committed to uninterrupted drugs delivery in health facilities
Burna Boy storms Coachella in Kenneth Ize’s woven design
`Aso-ebi’: Gate pass to social gatherings
Mr Eazi delivers thrilling performance at Coachella
Nigeria’s Famuyiwa to direct upcoming ‘Star Wars’ series
LASPOTECH debunks claim of fraudulent examinations
Edwin Clark University matriculates 150, warn against cultism, other…
Fund education to check rising insecurity, redeem Nigeria’s…
JUST IN: Lady commits suicide in Delta
Tragedy as 12-year-old boy commits suicide in Kogi
Court sentences 66-yr-old woman to 5 years in prison for trafficking heroin
Police arraign 45-year-old woman over assault of senior wife
Presidency raises concern over misrepresentation of N42bn SEZ plans
Internet users in Nigeria hit 114.7m in February ― NCC
Fuel scarcity: 18 ships arrive Nigeria’s port with 357, 396 metric tonnes of petrol
BREAKING: Fire razes famous Notre Dame Cathedral in France
Military arrests former govt members as Sudan crisis continues
Ecuador’s president says Assange tried to use its embassy to spy

INEC Battles 557 Court Cases Over 2019 Polls
Onnoghen: CCT Fixes Judgment For
Extrajudicial Killings: IGP Reads Riot Act To Policemen
Puyol Arrives Nigeria Today On 3-day Tour
YSFON Wields Big Stick As Arewa Youth FC Win Nimrod’s Cup
We’re Suffering, Nigerian Basketball Players Cry Out
Edo Speaker Commends Judiciary Over Appeal Court Judgment
Speakership: Bago Campaign Team Rebuff Reports On APC Adopting Gbajabiamila
Edo 2020: Group, Senator Obende Galvanise Support For Obaseki/Shaibu Re-Election
INEC Reschedules Stakeholders Meeting On Ajeromi-Ifelodun Supplementary Poll
9th Assembly Leadership: ‘APC Members Consulting With Opposition Is Democratic ’- National Publicity Secretary
Facebook To Train Users
Google To Train 30,000 Africans On ICT Certifications
Uber Generates $11bn Full Year Revenue
Infinix Develops Smart Power Management System
N24trn Debt: NLC Urges FG To Borrow With Caution
YSFON Wields Big Stick As Arewa Youth FC Win Nimrod’s Cup
Dalung Hails Table Tennis Stars, Golden Eaglets
AFCON 2019: The Draws And Super Eagles
I Never Planned To Be A Comedian – MC Bob Anasi
Harnessing Nigeria’s Forest Resources
Affordable Housing For All
Gender Mainstreaming In Policy And Practice For The Media
PMB’s Records Of Good Governance Unmatched –GOGAN
Job Loss: Nigerians Turn To N8.74trn Pension Fund For Succour
EDITORIAL: Deaths In The Diaspora
Citizens Expectation For The Next 4 Years
Extrajudicial Killings: IGP Reads Riot Act To Policemen
JAMB Arrests Over 50 ‘Professional Examination Writers’
Private Varsities Aiding Academic Corruption – JAMB Registrar
US Denounces ‘Coercion’ As China Conducts Drills Near Taiwan
‘No Deal Brexit Planning Continues’
Sudan Crisis: Protest Leaders Demand End Of ‘Deep State’
Volkswagen Ex-boss Charged Over Emissions Scandal
Russian Priest ‘Exiled’ Over Wife’s ‘Sin’

The Guardian
Buhari silent as Lawan, Ndume claim support
‘Cannes Lion presents great opportunity to tell authentic African story’
NCC tasks telecoms consumers on infrastructure protection
Suspected gunmen attack police checkpoint, cart away rifles in Asaba
Lagos, Ogun plan joint development commission
Cook jailed 14 years for beating brother to death over meat theft
Our plan was to build five export-oriented refineries, says Gowon
PDP condemns INEC’s non-release of electoral materials
IGP talks tough on extra-judicial killings, vows to prosecute culprits
Man United storm Barcelona’s Nou Camp with 4,500 fans
Again, Tiger claws his way out of the woods
Israel Adesanya… a new star is born
No improvement in Nigerian league, says Felix Owolabi
Court renews arrest order against Okocha
Puyol’s team to clash with Okocha as UEFA Champions League Tour lights up Uyo
Imperative of electoral reforms as 736 petitioners go to tribunals
How Buhari may sway leadership of 9th National Assembly
Mocheddah Laments The Hard Life In Nigeria
The new prison decongestion tool
Editorial: The power of visionary leadership
Building collapse: Enough of this political trumpery
Cashless policy
NASS leadership as APC’s sword of Damocles
Nigeria’s 2019 elections: A post-mortem
Operators seek assets securitisation to boost capital formation
Investment consortia proceed to financial bid opening for Afam, YEDC
Mutual fund segment generates N65 billion profit in Q1
‘Plastics are too valuable to be thrown away without second thought’
‘NJC should be abolished’
Legal implications of Zamfara’s political imbroglio
Abia launches mobile courts to try sanitation offenders
Court remands businessman in prison for allegedly dealing on substandard engine oil
Lab scientists decry high burden of diabetes, cardiovascular diseases
Researchers create electronic bandage that helps wounds heal four times faster
Hyacinths cure for blindness
Where will world’s next killer diseases come from?


Two Killed, 3 Hospitalised As Suspected Herdsmen Invade Ekiti Community
Measles Cases Rose By 300% Globally Between January And March — WHO
Akeredolu Budgets N13m For Phone Calls, N500m For Hosting Guests
Udeogaranya To Buhari: Forget Your Defence At Tribunal; Redeem Your Integrity
We’re Still Searching For Remaining Abducted Chibok Girls — COAS
FG Must Pay Attention To Unemployment Statistics — Prof Ikelegbe
My Govt Built Three Refineries —Gowon
Gunmen Kill Police Officer In C-River
Assets Declaration Charge: I Didn’t Confess To Any Crime, Says Onnoghen
Kogi Police Confirm Kidnap Of Man, Wife
The Order Of Things
Nigeria: A Country In The Grip Of Unending Violence
SENATE PRESIDENCY: Borno Elders, Shettima Divided Over Lawan, Ndume
Why Nigerian Varsities Can’t Compete Globally — NUC
Hoarding: DPR Seals Three Filling Stations In Ogbomoso
Hope Rises For Real Estate Investors As Sector’s Growth Potentials Thrive
Ajah Cult Killings: Police Arrest Two Suspects
Extra-judicial killings: Police opt for stun guns
Tender your WAEC certificate if you have any, PDP challenges Buhari
Presidential Tribunal: PDP expresses concern over alleged non-release of electoral materials by INEC
Assets Declaration Charge : I didn’t confess to any crime, says Onnoghen
FG vs Onnoghen: CCT fixes Thursday for judgment
North now land of bandits, says Northern Elders Forum
No removing subsidy, says FG as fuel shortage worsens nationwide
I did not propose 2011 Rules for 9th Assembly inauguration – Enang
It is high time local governments got full autonomy – Egunjobi
A’Court strikes out Ogboru’s candidacy nullification appeal
INEC says won’t disobey court orders on Presidential Election
African Union threatens to suspend Sudan over coup
Eagles to pocket N1.6b if they win 2019 AFCON
Ahmad sacks CAF Secretary-General over whistle-blowing
Thank God we have Ronaldo, says Allegri
How Arsenal edged past 10-man Watford, moved into top four
FCT FA Cup: EFCC, FRSC FC, others qualify for quarter finals
Fresh trouble for Zlatan as artiste accuse him of fraud
Its high time Africans began to value themselves — 2Face
Canadian rapper, Drake, Niniola, spark off dating rumor
Burna Boy storms Coachella in Kenneth Ize’s woven design
FG seeks $1bn World Bank loan for power sector
Breaking: EFCC arrests 7 Lagos ‘Yahoo boys’, seizes 2 cars, 7 laptops, 6 phones
LASU denies allegation, clears air on trending issue
Just in: Internet users hit 114.7m in February – NCC