Nigerian Newspapers Headlines, Friday, May 17, 2019

Nigerian Newspapers Headlines


New minimum wage to cost N1trn exposing FG’s ugly fiscal position

Kebbi enjoys more security, less crime in North over rice success

CBN targets revival of 20 textile companies before 2019 end

Shifting patterns as rich Nigerians embrace old people’s homes for aged relatives

NLNG’s USP propels Nigeria’s quest for innovation, technological excellence

Booming local rice industry attracts successful professionals to the farm

At N23trn, Nigeria’s high debt profile deliberate, says finance minister

FG employees’ group life cover in 12-month lapse over non-payment of premium

Slump in rights issue mirrors struggling Nigerian economy

The drive for local input sourcing in manufacturing sector

MTN gains on strong demand as market breaks 8-day losing streak

NSE30 stocks worsen as market rout persists



B’Haram crisis led to 20,000 deaths in nine years WHO

FG grows trade with China, injects CNY669.66m

Infrastructure: Avoid domestic borrowing, ex-DMO boss tells govt

FG, Stanbic IBTC, Standard Bank discuss solid minerals financing

How legislative aides petition landed NASS clerk, others in EFCC net

INEC shifts Bayelsa, Kogi gov polls to Nov 16

Gov poll: SCourt rules on PDPs appeal against Fayemi May 24

Reps, NPA differ on revenue loss at ports

Paris Club refund: FG set to pay N649bn final tranche to states

Bandits seize three-month-old baby, six others in Zamfara

Some governors run states like fiefdoms, says Dogara

We spent N61bn on education in seven years Ajimobi

N3bn recovered fund: Court rules ex-NNPC boss, Andrew Yakubu, has case to answer

Lecturers may go on strike over insecurity, says OAU ASUU

Lawmakers pass bill banning, NairaBet in Bauchi

Miyetti Allah admits, clarifies N100bn demand from FG

Supreme Court delivers judgment on Zamfara APC dispute May 24

NASS passes June 12 as Democracy Day

Plagiarism: DELSU sanctions 15 lecturers

Ekiti sacks 2000 workers employed by Fayose

We didnt permit drowned student, friends to attend party UNIABUJA

Sudan sacks 40 overseas diplomats for not showing up at work

Stop eating imported rice, its poisonous, says Customs boss

Chinese have illegally annexed 485 hectares of our land, Ogun communities cry out



MTN Nigeria Listing Boosts Stock Market by N1.8trillion

FG Urged to Reduce Taxes, Cost of Aviation Fuel

NIMASA Remits N22.9bn to FG, Forecasts N112.1bn Revenue for 2019

Why Buhari Must Choose Between Kogi People and Yahaya Bello

Politics of Legality of Marijuana Ignited by Governor Akeredolu

Ailing Christian Chukwu Arrives London for Treatment

Police Arrest 93 Kidnappers, Armed Robbers

Akwa Ibom Gov Suspends Chairman of LG Service Commission

PDP Chieftain Denies Involvement in Adeleke’s Certificate Saga

Zamfara APC Crisis: Supreme Court Decides Fate of Idris, Yari, Others May 24

Gunmen Abduct Five Oil Workers in Rivers

Alleged $9.8m Fraud: Court Dismisses Former NNPC GMD’s No-Case Submission

Ekweremadu Seeks Buhari’s Support for Creation of State Police

Senate Approves June 12 as Democracy Day

Present Details of 2018 Recruitment Exercise, Senate Tells Shippers Council



INEC Shifts Bayelsa, Kogi Guber Polls to November 16

Dasuki to present 16 witnesses to prove Petition at Tribunal

Imo Assembly crisis deepens as Deputy Speaker resigns

Police nab 4 suspected Boko Haram members in Edo

Drug abuse panel to submit report soon ‘ Marwa

Graft: Police, judiciary, power sectors most corrupt institutions ‘SERAP

Court upholds LGs autonomy

Facebook removes 265 ‘fake accounts’ targeting Nigeria

Imported rice poisonous, says Customs CG

Herdsmen’s presence scares farmers in Abia

Guild of Editors urges FG to grant waivers on newsprint, others

Naira Marley to be docked Monday, faces 11-count charge

Alleged NFF Fraud: Court fixes May 28 for Pinnick, others’ trial



NHRC concludes investigation of SARS’ alleged rights abuses

Shettima says Borno safer than Abuja, other northern states

Buhari promises better economy via efficient railway system

Businessmen in Lagos held in prison for allegedly selling substandard gas cylinders

Christian Chukwu arrives in London for medical treatment

Why losing ability to smell lemons, onions could herald early death

FG re-designing education curriculum ‘ Osinbajo

Gunmen kidnap 5 oil workers in Niger Delta



Bayelsa APC flays Dickson’s political campaign against IOCs

My husband sexually molested all three of our daughters after impregnating my sister

Lagos Island Rotary Club distributes free sanitary napkins to Lagos School Girls

Buhari’s 2nd term: Arewa youths, CSOs call for even distribution of appointments

Imo is the only State where there’s free education from primary to university ‘ Okorocha

Coup allegation: Frank challenges military to name plotters

MTN listing boosts market value by N1.8trn

FEC approves N1.8bn for rehabilitation of railway village

Obaseki lifts embargo on employment in AAU

How Reps passed South East Devt Commission Bill

Ibadan Yahoo boys unleash attack dog on EFCC operatives

Certificate of return: Court refuses request to join new parties in Okorocha’s suit

N9.8m Fraud: You’ve a case to answer, court tells ex-NNPC GMD, Yakubu



Cybercrime Suspects Unleash Dog On EFCC Operatives

Clean-up Exercise Not For Entire Ogoniland ‘ HYPREP

Reps Pass S’East Devt Commission

Burna Boy Announces Exit From Social Media

Fayemi Sacks 2,000 Workers Employed By Fayose

OML 29 Lease Renewal: Court Fixes June 24 For Hearing

Arewa Youths, Others Want All Zones In PMB’s Cabinet

A’Ibom Govt Sets Up C’ttee To Implement New Minimum Wage

Operation Puff Adder: Police Arrest 93 Kidnappers, Robbers

S’Court To Give Judgment In Zamfara, Ekiti Election Tussles May 24

Recovered N3bn: Ex-NNPC Boss Yakubu Has Case To Answer ‘ Court

Melaye Didn’t Jump Out Of Police Vehicle, Witnesses Tell Court

We’ll Work With Nigeria To Step Up Devt ‘ Envoy

Nigeria’s N23trn Debt Profile Deliberate ‘ FG

SEC Warns Investors Over Investing In ‘Loom Money Nigeria

Emefiele Inaugurates Textile Revival Implementation Committee

FG Has Made Capital Injection Of N100bn Into NEPZA ‘ MD NEPZA

Our Problems Are From Defects In 1999 Constitution ‘Oriolowo

Seniority Should Count In Electing Senate President ‘ Arise

How Hackers, Kidnappers Are Swindling Nigerians Via Mobile Banking

I Almost Sued Doctors For Wrong Diagnosis On My Late Wife ‘ Oshiomhole

Nigeria’s External Reserve Now $44.69bn ‘ Finance Minister



EFCC files 11-count charge against Naira Marley

Shuwa community in Adamawa under Boko Haram attack

FG re-designing education curriculum ‘ Osinbajo

Supreme Court slates May 24 to deliver Judgment in Zamfara, Ekiti suits

Alleged $9.8m fraud: You have case to answer, Court tells Ex-NNPC GMD, Yakubu

Senate Presidency: APC leaders merely using Buhari’s name ‘Ali Ndume

Zamfara zakat board to clothe, feed 40,000 orphans

Seplat Plc posts N228bn turnover, N73bn profit before tax

NIPC announces $12.71bn investment in Q1

Unremitted N20trn stamp duties: We have recovered N35bn from commercial banks ‘ CBN

Senate concurs with House on June 12 as DemocracyDay, others

FG owes states N649.434bn excess Paris Club refund ‘ Ahmed

Igala women urges Natasha to give Kogi governorship seat a trial

INEC picks November 16 for Kogi, Bayelsa governorship elections

Nigeria, UNDP, GEF commit $58m to nation’s value chain development



Adamawa kicks off health insurance scheme

N649b Paris Club refund ready for states to share

Police parade 93 suspected kidnappers on Kaduna-Abuja road

Senate approves June 12 as Democracy Day

Editors seek waivers on newsprint, others

Military not indicted by presidential panel for rights abuses, says CDS

Aisha Buhari appeals to Muslims to assist needy

Supreme Court fixes judgment for May 24 in PDPs appeal against Fayemis election

$9.8m Fraud: Court orders ex-NNPC boss, Yakubu to defend self in money laundering charge

Gunmen kidnap five oil workers in N/Delta

EFCC to arraign Naira Marley for Yahoo Yahoo on Monday

Police parade 33 serial rapists in Kano

Police parade 93 kidnappers on Kaduna-Abuja road

FG to improve cattle breeding, signs MoU with farms

Hoodlums raid Ogun APC secretariat, cart away vital documents



3 killed in an ambush in Taraba

You have a case to answer, court tells ex-NNPC GMD

Operation Puff Adder: Police arrests 93, kidnappers, armed robbers

Osinbajo presides over extended FEC as Buhari arrives Madinah, Saudi Arabia

CBN currency museum acquires 1,925 artefacts in 10 years ‘ Official

Stop consuming imported rice, it is poisonous- C-G Customs

Re: El-Rufa’i’s abrogation of indigene-settler dichotomy in Kaduna

I reared chicken to support my education ‘ LASU’s best graduate

FG re-designing education curriculum ‘ Osinbajo

I rear chicken to support myself in school, says LASU overall best graduating student

Police nab 3 for stealing N.9m from ATM in Abuja

SARS arrest another suspect over murder of bureau-de-change operators

Driver, conductor arrested with cannabis worth N20m

3 people living with albinism die monthly in Nigeria ‘ Foundation

Market capitalisation hits N12.5 trn as MTN lists on NSE

CBN sets up committee to revive 50 textile firms in 4yrs

Oil prices rise to $72/p/b amid Middle East tension

NLC’s fight over NSITF versus its timid concern for pensioners

How PenCom recovered N15.36bn from defaulting employers in 6yrs

Naira closes at N360.35 to dollar at investors’ window

FG committed to boosting business, investment ‘ Buhari

INEC shifts Kogi, Bayelsa guber polls from Nov. 2 to Nov. 16

Zamfara APC: Supreme Court fixes May 24 for judgement

Coup allegation: Timi Frank challenges military to name plotters

Election Tribunal: Dasuki to present 16 witnesses

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