Nigerian Newspapers Headlines, Monday, December 31, 2018



Major innovations by Nigerian start-ups in 2018

How incessant strikes fuel graduate unemployment crisis ‘ experts

Nigeria’s 2018 economic performance in 6 Charts

How to diversify Nigerian economy, by Osunkeye, Otudeko

Local sourcing falls to 57% as manufacturers look outwards for inputs

Congestion, bad roads, high cost remains major challenges to port business in 2018

Investors count their losses as equities shed N2.2 trn in 2018



Presidential candidate promises to tackle insecurity with national guard, state police

Be involved in electing next governor, group tells Oyo people

Southern, Middle Belt leaders ask INEC to resist rigging plans

Uyo crowd shows Buhari is undefeatable – Ambode

500 PDP members defect to APC in Kwara

APC, ADC disagree over violence, destruction of billboards in Ogun

NCAA fines four airlines for infractions, suspends one licence

SDP candidate vows to focus on education, economy in Ogun

North-East power transmission capacity increases by 100% TCN

Stakeholders inaugurate group for biodiversity protection

NMRC refinances N18bn housing loans

Seven prospective airlines abandon NCAAs certification process

Labour dispute: Aviation workers to begin strike Jan 2

FIRS paid N4.62tn to FG in 11 months

2019: CUPP demands mental health test for Buhari, Atiku, others

Shagari stopped talking long time ago, says eldest son

Boko Haram: Military, Borno planning to relocate Baga residents

Release panels report on arms procurement, Atiku tells Buhari

Atiku, a tax evader, has sealed indictment in US PMBCO

Tension in Kwara communities over boundary dispute

Lagos Rep, Ayeola, dies, for burial today

Ambode picks new HoS, appoints Adekunle Golds father, others PS

Alleged $5m bribe: Hamzat is a lying, wannabe politician, says Jonathan

Retirees decry declining life expectancy, seek return to NHIS

Complaints as Ogun subscribers battle poor telecoms signals

Default on loans rises as glut hits property market

Minimum wage: NLC wants govs who diverted bailouts probed

Badeh, Alkalis murder meant to hide corruption in the military -Report

Melaye: Buhari turning Nigeria into police state, says PDP

402 properties destroyed in Abule Egba pipeline explosion NEMA

Strike: SERAP urges UN to intervene in FG/ASUU stand off

MASSOB alleges plan to rig election with Python Dance

Insecurity: Benue, Taraba govs offer amnesty to criminals

Zamfara to pay medical bills of injured soldiers

Any gov against LG autonomy is wicked Alli


Military to Relocate Residents of Baga to Give Room for Bombardment of Boko Haram Insurgents

Be Neutral during 2019 Polls, Military Warns Personnel

Jonathan Pays Condolence Visit to Shagari’s Family

NCAA Sanctions Four Airlines for Violating Civil Aviation Regulations

Lagos Gov Appoints Muri-Okunola News HoS

Kano, IIRO Conduct Free Surgery on 60 Urinary Patients

SDP Guber Candidate Pledges to Build Fourth Mainland Bridge

Lokpobiri Blames Rice Smuggling on ECOWAS Protocol

FG’s Anti-Corruption War in the Shadows of NHIS Probe Report

40 Presidential Candidates Disagree over Plan to Adopt Buhari

Saraki: Invasion of Melaye’s Residence, Misuse of Police against Citizens

CFL GMD Decries Worsening Economic Crisis under Buhari

$8.1bn Refund: The CBN-MTN Drama and Impacts on Investor Confidence



How Nigerians were raped, tortured in Libya ‘ UN

Oil price: Saraki, Rewane, LCCI, others raise fresh worries over 2019 budget

2018: Year of failed expectations for Nigeria power consumers

MMIA: How FAAN’s N40m monthly toll revenue killed Lagos airports monorail project

Militants suspend ceasefire, threaten fresh attacks

Another ASUU strike and Nigerians’ suicidal silence

2019: We stand with candidates ready to restructure Nigeria ‘ Ohanaeze, IWA

3 killed, 10 injured in Edo multiple road accident

2019: Katsina PDP launches ‘person-to- person’ campaign for Atiku

Atiku ‘ll fight corruption better, Buhari’s strategy charade- Sowunmi

MASSOB disassociates self from rumoured attack on Abia govt lodge

Gov Dickson mourns late oil magnate, Lulu-Briggs



Corruption : Buhari, Atiku campaign teams in war of words

Nigeria’s 2019 budget still under threat as oil price hovers at $52.72

N-Delta militant groups end ceasefire agreement with FG, Pandef

Maritime workers appoint Nted chairman of advisory council

Apologise to pensioners, Uzodinma tells Nwosu

Yari has sidelined me, Zamfara Deputy gov cries out

Activists ask FG to end the killings in Zamfara

Elozimo’s murder: Urhobo youths absolve DELSU

FG to immortalise Shagari, as Buhari visits family

Action Alliance ‘ll lift Nigerians out of poverty

My father pardoned Buhari, others before he died ‘ Shagari’s son

2019 : Buhari has history of bringing looted funds to Nigeria ‘ Atiku

Atiku has a sealed indictment waiting for him in the US’ Keyamo

2019 polls: PDP has confirmed that their govs have deserted them ‘ Keyamo

Consumers see Naira appreciation, higher inflation, interest rates in 2019

Oba of Benin cautions youths against money rituals

2019: I have also forgiven all those who might have wronged me ‘ Maku

Benue, Taraba grant amnesty to criminals

Hamzat is a compulsive liar who has no character for public office’, says Jonathan’s aide

Strike: ASUU after their personal interest, not that of students ‘ NANS


I’ll Establish National Guard If Elected President’ Olawepo-Hashim

Atiku, Obi Have More Work To Do For Nigeria ‘ OBJ

Result Of Lagos Gov’ship Poll Will Shock Nigerians

Army Exposes Plots To Create Panic In Borno

PMB’s Family Has No Shares In Etisalat, Keystone Bank ‘ Investors

PDP Raises The Alarm Over Dino’s Safety

Group Urges Gana, Duke, Others To Align With PDP

Mass Defection Looms In Bayelsa PDP

Residents Tackle Estate Developer Over Poor Infrastructure

CUPP Demands Mental Assessment For Presidential Candidates

BEDC, NDPHC Restore Electricity Supply To Ekiti, Ondo Communities

Experts Laud PMB’s Refusal To Assent NBC Amendment Bill

SON Destroys Substandard Goods Worth N22.7bn

2019: Result Of Lagos Governorship Election Will Shock Nigerians ‘ AD Guber Candidate

Pro- Buhari Group Accuse Opposition Supporters Of Destroying PMB, el-Rufai Billboards

Obaseki’s Security Architecture: Community Policing Gaining Ground In Edo ‘ Police Commissioner



Tragedy in Bauchi as bride-to-be dies 24 hours to wedding

Bayelsa PDP says aspirants seeking primaries cancellation are confusionists

2019: PDP accused of shedding crocodile tears over proposed ‘Operation Python Dance

$5m bribe claim: Hamzat, Lagos APC guber running mate unknown to me ‘ Jonathan

FG to rehabilitate special economic zones with N42 billion

Nigerian equities investors lose N2.1trn amid positive year end

Leaders and effective information management

Financial markets worst hit in N1trn investment decline in nine months

Dino: Don’t turn Nigeria into police state, PDP tells Buhari

Shagari’s death, a fatal blow to Nigeria ‘ Fayose

FG allocates over N610m to 36 states to train teachers

Zamfara: Don’t involve army in internal security, Falana, Amnesty International tell FG

Erin Ile community jubilates over settled land ownership

I am still a bonafide member of PDP ‘ Senator Ewuga

N2.5bn Baro River port cargo handling equipment completed ‘ NIWA

2019: Igbo APC leaders meet, re-strategise for Buhari’s re-election

2019: Akeredolu donates 18 vehicles for Buhari/Osinbajo’s re-election campaign



Govt orders $877m arms to fight Boko Haram, others

Buhari, Jonathan, others pay tribute to Shagari in Sokoto

Taxpayers database hits 35m, says JTB

Taxpayers database hits 35m, says JTB

NCC criticises Falanas claims on N600b yearly loss

APC, PDP clash over planned trafficking of illicit funds

APC, PDP clash over planned trafficking of illicit funds

$5m bribe claim: Hamzat lied against me, says Jonathan

PDP kicks as police continue siege to Melayes home

Adepoju disowns those soliciting fund for his eye treatment abroad

Boko Haram attacks: Shettima, military meet today

APC in grief as Lagos representative dies


Operation Python Dance: Dont militarise Nigeria, NUJ tells Military

Saraki condemns invasion of Dino Melayes Abuja residene, says Police impunity against citizens not acceptable

Minister warns against playing politics with Offa robbery

Provision of good water my priority- Bauchi legislator assures

FGs policy improving export business in Nigeria SAHCO boss

NAF jets strike armed bandits hideout in Zamfara

2019: BMO raises the alarm over Atikus plot to bring in illicit funds

2019: APGA reassures Nigerians of sound economic policy, good governance

We defected to APC because of Gov Bindos performance PDP stalwarts

Adamawa assembly deputy speaker, 3 other officials impeached

SERAP seeks UN intervention over FG failure to end ASUU strike

2019: Uyo mammoth crowd confirms Buhari remains candidate to beat Gov Ambode

Dont turn Nigeria into Police state, PDP tells Buhari

NAF reactivates more aircraft, completes Base Defence coordination centre in Rivers

Etisalat, Keystone Bank shareholding: Investors slam PDP over false claim



Campaign, don’t rely on prophecy, Catholic bishops tell politicians

Katsina PDP protests vandalisation of billboards

NPC candidate decries marginalisation of women

Ogun monarch gives 25-year-plan to APM gov’ship candidate

TUC president leads Taraba APC gov’ship candidate’s campaign

SERAP drags FG to United Nations over ASUU strike

Gunmen kill councillor in Ekiti

Appreciate heroes while they are alive ‘ Veteran journalist

Why Buhari should be commended for not signing NBC bill ‘ Experts

N/Assembly endorses $48m pipe coating plant in P/H

Budget: CSJ tasks FG on MTEF, N203.4bn recovered loot

FG yet to disburse $360m out of $400m empowerment fund

Nigeria not losing N600bn through telecom industry, NCC says

2019: Atiku, Peter Obi will take Nigeria to Promised land ‘ Obasanjo

2019: Akume urges Tiv people to vote Buhari

Obasanjo: No one individual can make Igbo Nigerian President

Aviation workers threaten industrial action over promotion

PDP, Osun Govt trade words on Oyetola’s budget

2019: Amosun’s govt debts won’t deter us from developing Ogun ‘ Paseda

NCAA sanctions four airlines over safety violations

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