Some Newspaper Headlines for Sunday 12th October, 2014.

VANGUARD:
*Onuesoke condemns APC attack on Jonathan, others
* EKITI: SANs drag Fayose, PDP to NHRC
* Controversy as ‘lethal injections kill three -month-old baby’
* Exploitation of Nollywood stars must stop now -Clarion Chukwurah
* Jonathan using extreme measures to destroy Nigeria – Oyegun
* 2015 Presidential Series: The big ideas to transform Nigeria, by Sam
Nda-Isaiah
* 30,000 New Polling Units’ Crisis Ahead of 2015: Jega dares Senate
* Lagbaja, Ego reunite for National Day
* Chibok girls: Why we must not give up – Grammy Award winner Alicia Keys

THISDAY:
* IMF: US Oil Policy Will Not Hurt Nigeria
* Appeal Court Hears Suit against Jonathan’s Sole Candidacy Oct. 20
* Military Intensifies Search for Missing Pilots
* Awka North, Dunukofia, Anaocha Endorse Okonkwo for Senate
* Boko Haram: Nigerian Army Denies Burning of APC by Its Officers
* Ebola: African Ministers Paint Gloomy Picture, Want More Flexibility from IMF
* Fayose’s Inauguration: Police Move to Stop Arms Build-up
* Petrol Tanker Fire Claims 15 Lives in Ibadan
* Six More Killed in Fresh Attack on Plateau Village
* FG Reduces Cost of Importing Food by $2bn
* Kim, W’Bank President, Echoes Emefiele’s Agenda on Poverty
* Ministry, CBN, NPC Others to Conduct Survey on Housing Deficit
* 27 Chinese and Local Hostages Released in Cameroon

PUNCH:
* British court blocks Shell Nigeria oil deal
* Bama people dying of starvation -Borno senator
* Wike, govs can’t compromise us – PDP
* Chibok girls abduction bad for education – Activists
* LP, PDP elect new excos
* Play active role in politics, group tells youths
* AU seeks single African air transport market
* 250m under-aged girls forced into marriage – UNICEF

TRIBUNE:
* Plateau: 6 killed in fresh attack, farmers desert farms
* Filani kicks as South-West PDP gets new exco
* Jonathan congratulates Malala, co-winner of Nobel Peace Prize
* Kirikiri incident not jailbreak -Prison authorities
* Akpabio to aspirants: Go get elected as delegates from your wards
* Ebola panic spreads across United States
* Revealed: Nyako nominated Ngilari’s successor before sack
* Pastor infects many church members with HIV
* PDP, APC trade words over Appeal Court judgment on Osun REC
* CP commends Ajimobi on entrenching peace in Oyo
* 2015: Another presidential aspirant emerges in APC
* Manufacturers to undergo compulsory product certification
* 2 die in separate Abuja accidents

GUARDIAN:
* UN chief calls for peace in Libya during surprise visit
* Baghdad car bombs kill dozens
* Ferguson protest push enters second day
* Syria: Kobane situation remains ‘dangerous’ says US
* Mexico: Iguala mass grave bodies ‘not all of missing students’
* Ukraine crisis: Putin ‘orders Russian troop pullback’
* 5 US drops food, ammunition to embattled Iraqi troops
* Persons Living With HIV/AIDS Want Release Of N140bn Fund
* FG Begins Rehabilitation Of Zik’s Mausoleum
* Jonathan Congratulates Malala, Co-Winner Of Nobel Peace Prize
* Be Wary Of Past Military Presidents, APC Chieftain Warns

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Newspaper Headlines for Saturday 26th October, 2013.

Guardian
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24-Hour Curfew In Yobe As Gunmen Attack Police Station, Military

Danjuma, Others Insist On Nation’s Unity

PHCN: No Going Back On November 1 Handover To New Owners, Says BPE
PDP Is Dead; New PDP Members Will Not Be Buried With It — Nyako

FERMA Begins Implementation Of Fuel Users Charge Soon

Court To Rule On AGF, Insurance Commissioner Monday

Court Rejects APC’s Quest To Stop Kwara Polls

Religious Leaders In Nigeria Are Hypocrites, Claims Don

Only FG Can Guarantee State Loans, Says DMO

NCC May Sanction MTN Over Absence From Town Hall Meeting

Group Flays Oshiomhole Over Plans To Sell Edo House In Lagos

This Day
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Massive Onslaught against Boko Haram in Borno, Yobe

US Moves to Free Citizens Abducted off Nigeria’s Coast

Court Orders Forfeiture of $15m Ibori ‘Bribe’ Money to FG

Niger’s Refinery Now Supplies Fuel to Northern States

Nigerian Ambassador Demands Apology from US Senator Over ‘419’ Comments

Bulletproof Cars: Oduah Denies Jerking Up NCAA’S Budget

FG Will Resolve Crisis with ASUU, Says Wike

BASA with Israel Opens New Route for Nigerian Airlines

Road Tax May Commence Soon, Says FERMA Boss

Jonathan Hails Eaglets

Cholera Death Toll Hits 11

‘Conference Will Strengthen National Unity’

No Nigerian Prison Has Underground Cell

Telecom Infrastructure Safe to Human, Says NCC

Aero Passengers Protest at Enugu Airport

Punch
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Two planes collide at Lagos airport

SFU arrests five bankers over N146.7m fraud

Fraud: EFCC witness testifies against NASS pension committees

Four feared dead in Yoruba/Fulani clash

‘Ogun demolition victims will be compensated’

APC decries members’ detention in Edo

Kwara LG elections hold today, court declares

FG opposes UN over death penalty, same sex marriage

I have not seen Stella since 2011 – Chief Chris Ogiemwonyi, former husband

Tribune
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Work resumes as doctors suspend strike

Stop drinking energy drinks •Doctor warns people with hypertension, diabetes

We’re closely monitoring kidnapped sailors – US

ASUU holds rallies in Ado Ekiti

National dialogue is for the good of Nigerians – Okurounmu

PDP crisis: Senator alleges plans to demolish her building

5 bank workers arrested, manager flees over N146m fraud

Crocodile causes confusion at LG secretariat

I’ve never been a member of Ombaste – Al-Makura

Court okays today’s LG polls in Kwara

Police pension scam: How N14bn was withdrawn – Witness

Italian Navy rescues 700 migrants again

Vanguard
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Cholera Outbreak: How vendor, four others died mysteriously

Pilgrim dies in transit to Israel

Terror: Army kills over 95 insurgents in Borno

N32bn Police Pension Scam: How N14bn vanished without my knowledge,
witness tells court

Delta state government loses bid to reclaim $15m Ibori’s bribe money
‘Skelewu’ saga: Davido, director blast critics

FIFA U-17 World Cup: My Eaglets not technically deficient, Garba replies
critics

Lagos Deputy Gov. blasts Iyanya’s dancers

Aggrieved passengers threaten to sue Aero Contractors

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Newspaper Headlines for Friday 26th April, 2013

Guardian:
• ‘How ethnicity, religion influence appointments of varsities’ officials’
• Gunmen attack police stations, kill six officers
• Delta indigenes besiege N’Assembly over alleged minister’s N58.9tr oil
blocks fraud
• Achebe’s burial slated for May 23 in Ogidi
• JTF destroys 7 kidnappers, pirates camps in Bayelsa
• Baga killings may constitute crimes against humanity, ACN warns
• Boston bombing unique in America’s experience, says expert
• How much are you worth before your Creator?
• Waiting for the new DG of NCAA
• Dreamliner nightmare nearing an end?
• Bring Back the Book… Two years after, Nigerians still await programmes
• Publishers urge stiffer penalties for book piracy

Punch:
• FG, states get NEC’s approval to borrow $9bn
• Northern govs beg Boko Haram to accept amnesty
• Jonathan approves N5.7bn for post-election violence victims
• I have no quarrel with Jonathan – Amaechi
• Punch Editor wins Nigerian Academy of Science award
• ACN advocates criminal court’s probe into Baga massacre
• Budget Office stalls Reps deliberations on amendment
• Lack of trust, obstacle to N’Delta devt – Orubebe
• Akpabio: A’Ibom lawmakers tackle Senator
• Ogoni tackles Rivers over banana plantation, land
• Illegal aliens: Reps advocate fencing of borders
• Arms proliferation threatens 2015 elections – Christian Elders
• Five policemen, 20 gunmen die in Yobe attack
• Customs intercept air gun, pellets at Lagos airport

Vanguard:
• Before God, Before Man
• Pension thief verdict: You’ve a case to answer, NJC tells Thalba
• Human rights abuses in Nigeria worrisome – FG
• ACN blames Baga massacre on FG, calls for ICC’s intervention
• Violence in Kogi community as Fulani herdsmen kill farmer
• Ali dubs Nations Cup victory a fluke
• World Malaria Day: UN calls for more efforts to curb deaths
• PDP crises: Respect INEC report, Govs tell Tukur
• Unemployed youths urge FG to forget amnesty for Boko Haram
• Six policemen, 5 Boko Haram members killed in Yobe, Borno
• GLO FEEDBACK
• Ex-NIMASA boss didn’t benefit from contracts, says witness
• Lagos police smash kidnap syndicate, arrest 6
• Arewa youths reject Govt’s N5.8bn compensation for post-election violence
• Etche disown call for Amaechi’s resignation
• Between the Delta State govt and Shell
• Finance Ministry abandons Customs warehouse for 7 yrs
• Anambra/Kogi crisis: FG, Boundary Commission called to intervene
• Bayelsa govt mobilises against smear campaign
• Punish oil thieves, Northern govs tell FG
• State of Democracy in LGAs: It’s Crisis, chaos in Imo
• 2,500 ACN members defect to PDP in Kwara
• ILO urges action on work-related disease

Nigerian Tribune:
• PDP GOVS APPROVE NWC SACK •Over INEC report
• Again, FG, states to borrow $9bn
• 2015: 56 INEC directors lose positions •Govs, others barred from having
direct contact with staff
• Protesters storm NASS over N58.9 trillion oil deal
• Jonathan approves release of N5.7bn to victims of 2011 post-election
violence
• JAMB registrar escapes assassination
• 5 killed as Fulani herdsmen clash with Egbe youths in Kogi
• Building collapse: 5 students feared dead in Taraba
• Budget office delaying passage of amended 2013 budget -Tambuwal
• Family of slain Rimi’s wife to appeal judgment
• Ekiti Assembly, exco pay tribute to Olayinka
• Borno: Gunmen attack Bama, kills 4 police officers, kidnap DPO
• CDS dispatches team to Baga •It’s crime against humanity – ACN

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CHARITY BEGINS AT HOME: OPEN LETTER TO INNOCENT IDIBIA AKA 2BABA

I write this letter out of the goodness of heart and out of the urge to educate the Nigerian populace about a serious issue that is fast arising, thus using this medium to convey my conviction and exercise my civic duty.

Being the convener of arguably Nigeria’s most prominent intellectual youth gathering ‘THE NATIONAL CAREER FAIR’, I have, firsthand, been involved in the development of the Nigerian youth; a faction that constitutes over 50% of the entire country’s population. A few days ago, I stumbled on some information on the internet, precisely, a call to march, by Innocent Idibia AKA Tuface to publicly rebuke the inactions of our government towards our plights and sufferings. Oh! At last! Some action, was my first thought.

Personally, I have always been bewildered at the level as to which the Nigerian government has belittled us to. No water, no electricity, bad roads, poverty, inflation, lack of security and other vices, however, the most ridiculous parts are, on one hand, the unaccountability- the fact that they (government officials can do anything without accounting for their actions to the public), and on the other hand is the fact that they make it seem like they are doing us (the masses) a favor.  We in turn, ‘deitize ‘them when they eventually do as low as 5% of their constitutional obligation to us. Anyone can understand Mr.  Idibia’s conviction when he says

‘Say no to the executive, no to legislatures, no to judiciary…you have all failed us…

We the people are tired, we can no longer continue with all of you…’

 

In 2012, a march was led by top celebrities to stop the then president, Goodluck Jonathan from removing the subsidy, thus averting a fuel price hike. It worked like magic and the fuel price was reduced to a favorable rate for most people. While most people(including myself) do think the march will be a great idea and will affect change ( a word I’m most skeptical to use at the moment), I have other concerns as to the time which the call has been made, the caller of the march, and most importantly the true motif behind this march.

Like is mentioned earlier, I am writing this piece out of good will, and I honestly do not have the intention of smearing or chastising anyone’s image, however the truth must be told. Barely a month old after the Akinwunmi Ambode led Lagos State Government successfully executed its ONE LAGOS FIESTA with numerous artistes, entertainers and celebrities in attendance. Afterwards an artiste has risen up to say he wants to be given answers as to why we are suffering and he demands to know what the recovered money has been used for. I find this funny, not only because these artistes were paid millions of naira to perform at the ONE LAGOS FIESTA with tax payers’ money or looted funds, but also because this sudden call for ‘the march in LAGOS’ was not echoed long before now or more specifically before the ONE LAGOS FIESTA little wonder most entertainers are claiming unavailability or outright refusal to attend this march. . It is therefore a complete aberration for any artist to stage a protest in the same environment that has contributed immensely to growth of the entertainment industry (you cannot bit the hand that fed you).

Something that caught my attention was the fact that during Jonathan’s tenure, people were ready to march without reason and during the subsidy removal; the whole nation was down the previous president’s throat. On the other hand, when the subsidy was removed during this tenure, no one was willing to march. While we castigated the NLC for being unreasonable to the plight of the people when president Buhari assumed power and removed the subsidy from the fuel price. Why then has the need to arise and march come at a time when elections are fast approaching and the presidency seems weak become a top priority? Could it be ‘an eye for an eye?’

Another issue to analyze is Mr Idibia’s contribution to the society. It is true that he initiated the VOTE NOT FIGHT campaign which was a great innovation, but its authenticity can also be questioned.

Judging by MR Idibia’s precedent and his failure to contribute to youth development and job creation in Nigeria, we might be forced to say this ‘CHARITY BEGINS AT HOME’. Taking a sneak peek into what has been trending in the news recently, one would wonder how 2baba has been quiet about the gory situation in his own state of origin – Benue state. Every day, a fisher man or farmer is reportedly killed by Fulani herds men and yet this was worth just a post from social media only by 2baba about. You might want to argue that this march is a national one so it covers it all, but don’t be quick to forget that one doesn’t  wear P.O.P all over his or her body when only the  arm is fractured.

Benue state recently agreed a peace treaty with the neighboring state where allegedly the murderous Fulani herdsmen were coming from: yet not a single word was uttered about this by our ‘peace maker’ 2Baba. Let me take you back to the years when the senate president was David Mark, both hail from the same state but the former was unpopular even in his own constituency. The then senate President went on to open his own private university at a period of time when the federal institution BENUE STATE UNIVERSITY was shut down for months thus growing his unpopularity rapidly. At this time, we heard nothing from the African queen crooner who is most loved by the Benue people as this is portrayed by the massive turnouts of the Benue people for his star trek concerts whenever he is headlined in Makurdi.

Taking a look at his catalogue, you will be convinced that he has always been an activist. This time, the main question is- is he doing this for people because he feels their pain or just to score cheap publicity points in a process that sees him dropping a new record or body of work?

How many artistes/talents within his FESTAC or Benue home has he signed to a record label or mentored to become a successful artiste? (Olamide, wizkid, donjazzy, Davido are worthy examples). Just two years ago, he staged a well attended wedding ceremony in Dubai, Contributing to the GDP of another country, ignoring our own local event planners, vendors and caterers. Unlike some other young successful entrepreneurs like Akin Alabi (CEO, Nairabet), Sijibomi Ogundele, Ifeanyi Uba, Toyin Lawani (CEO, Tiannah Empire) who are job creators and also inspires other youths towards positive inclinations, one can ask how much support Mr. Idibia has given to youth empowerment initiatives in our Nation.

In March 2009, a march against power failure was organized, however it made no headway, as up till today we bask in darkness. My point here is based on the fact that the opposition party always uses this march as a tool to make the ruling government look weak( for example, it’s no news that the APC was behind the march against subsidy removal by President Jonathan in 2012. It is true that the ploy won’t be fruitful if the ruling government has performed at or above par; however the motive behind these marches is always the main drive. Are we certain about our security during the march? Certainly, I might appear to you as a chicken right now, which is not willing to journey that walk of freedom. However, has the thought of being set up crossed anyone’s mind? What if the opposition wants a march to provoke the armed forces of the ruling government, thus causing casualties? Or worse still, the opposition plan with the armed forces to injure or kill innocent protesters and blame it on the presidency. Either ways, we (the masses) suffer.

 

I am not at liberty to use direct words here, but I came across some comments online which has cemented my belief that while the cause might be innocent, the actions might be blemished. Coincidentally, a certain brotherhood movement aligns with the keyword of the march, which can be tagged ‘freedom’. Although, this brotherhood preaches freedom and emancipation, it is a hard task to vouch for any member or even the organization, thus many of its members, including top celebrities have expressed their availability for the march in lingua that is attributed exclusively to this ‘group’. On the day of the said protest, Lagosians and other taxpayers will experience serious hardship in carrying out their day-to-day business activities. This is in addition to the risk of crime amidst the usual breakdown of law and order that characterizes such unorganized mammoth gatherings. The cons far outweigh the pros and the endeavor itself is an ill wind that will no doubt wreak havoc on a number of levels. Therefore the guarantee of a peaceful and safe march is not 100% assertive.

 

I use this medium to encourage true Nigerians to be wise in their dwellings, it is safe to say that the march is a gesture of true patriotism; however, one must be really careful as motive supersedes all. I encourage Nigerians to call for justice and accountability in all ways they deem fit, march, protest or empowerment. The most important thing is to be true in whichever way we wish to call for accountability.

I seize this opportunity to employ our youths to refocus their energies and time towards self discovery, skills& talent acquisition, and entrepreneurship development activities. I also implore youths and fellow Nigerians to emulate several career role models who have created their success stories amidst difficulties. In recession, new millionaires are made. This is the time for everyone to obey Nigeria’s call of conscience and hope in order to help rebuild our nation. We need more successful entrepreneurs, professionals and organization who will invest their money in other startups, volunteer to provide internship, work study and training opportunities to develop a skillful workforce.

GOD BLESS NIGERIA!!!

SIGNED

SHOGBAMU OLUWASEUN

CONVENER, NATIONAL CAREER FAIR.

Some Newspaper Headlines for Tuesday 4th October, 2016.

​GUARDIAN

* Buhari took over Aso Villa like a combatant, says Gowon

* Nigeria, India consider visa waiver, exchange of prisoners

* Scientists close to HIV cure as treated patient shows ‘remarkable’ progress

* UNESCO hinges economic growth on women education

* Police arrest two, declare six wanted in CBN governor’s wife kidnapping

* Jega urges Buhari to fulfil campaign promises, re-examine policies

* CEPEJ urges president, others to forfeit six-month salaries over recession

* Activist urges government to pardon detained agitators
PUNCH

* FG moves to reopen N100bn fraud case against Odili

* PDP heads for tribunal to challenge Obaseki’s victory

* Ajimobi’s statement to cut schools’ subvention reckless – ASUU

* Obi of Onitsha backs calls for restructuring

* Military raises task force to tackle armed herdsmen

* Independence: A’Ibom gov scores Nigerian leaders low

* NAF destroys illegal refineries in Rivers

* British scientists discover possible HIV cure
THISDAY

* Dangote: I’m Not Interested in Buying NLNG, Other National Assets

* Emefiele: CBN Prioritising Price Stability to Attract Investors, Boost Growth

* Again, Power Outage Paralyses Activities at MMIA

* Chike-Obi Suggests Special Fund to Boost Capital Market Liquidity

* NNPC: Nigeria Needs to Produce 15bn scf/d of Gas to Industrialise Economy by 2020

* Nigeria Improves in Governance Index, Ranked 36th in Africa

* Rivers to Create 10, 000 Jobs Through Agriculture

* Kannywood Actress Rahma Sadua Banned After On-screen Hug
THE SUN

* Nigeria not serious with diversification –W’Bank

* Don’t sell NLNG, NNPC -Ezekwesili warns FG

* Obi of Onitsha berates South-East govs, Ohanaeze over stagnation of zone

* Edo: Ize-Iyamu contested against INEC, not APC –Fayose

* Intervention funds, investment hold ace to non-oil sector financing

* Boko-Haram: Soldiers desert posts in North-East

* Ex-first lady, EFCC split militants

* Shocking: $17 billion in undeclared oil, gas missing

Some Newspaper Headlines for Thursday 29th September, 2016.

​GUARDIAN

* Massive turnout of voters as Edo elects new governor

* Atiku backs Tinubu over alleged Odigie-Oyegun’s misdeeds

* Ballot box snatching, gunshots rock election

* ‘100 public institutions breach freedom of information law’

* ‘Nigeria loses $200b to non-passage of PIB’ – NEITI

* Senate decries abuse of joint state, council account

* Herdsmen abduct Catholic priest, demand N2.5 million ransom

* INEC denies allegation of ballot box snatching, gunshots
PUNCH

* Tight security as INEC awaits results from LGAs

* Jibrin heads for court over 180-day suspension

* FEC, not govs will decide on sale of assets –FG

* Ownership crisis: ASUU directs LAUTECH lecturers to leave campus

* Ex-militants set Imo hospital, seven vehicles, others ablaze

* Reps propose 10-year imprisonment for baby factory owners

* Embrace local content to beat recession –Are

* I saw ballot papers in police van – Soldier
THISDAY

* FG Says No Decision Yet on Sale of National Assets

* OPEC Reaches Deal to Cut Oil Output, Prices Rally

* Lai Mohammed Slams Economist Magazine over ‘Change Begins with Me’ Campaign

* House Suspends Abdulmumin, Bars Him from Position of Responsibility

* MSF Warns against Humanitarian Condition of North-east

* Nigeria’s Electricity Market Returns Exceed Its Challenges, Fashola Insists

* Crackdown on Journalists, Assault on Protests Shrinking Civic Space, Says AI

* Frequency of Domestic Violence in Nigeria Alarming, Medical Women, Others Lament
THE NATION

* Edo election: Collation of results begins today, says REC

* We’re already walking out of recession, says finance minister

* Justice minister stalls Saraki, Ekweremadu’s forgery trial

* Ballot box, card reader snatched in Edo North

* Witness: I didn’t confirm source of Jonathan’s aide’s funds

* Stakeholders hail Lagos Assembly for bill on cancer institute

* FG plans intervention fund for mining

* Budget padding: Jibrin suspended for 180 legislative days

Some Newspaper Headlines for Wednesday 28th September, 2016.

​PUNCH

* Expect more criminals during recession, Obiano tells judges

* Kaduna tremor: Senate warns against possible earthquake in Nigeria

* APC, PDP in war of words as Edo elects governor today

* Obasanjo backs sale of national assets

* EFCC re-arraigns Orji Kalu, others for alleged N3.2bn theft

* Again, Sultan sings discordant tunes on killings by herdsmen

* Ownership crisis: Hoodlums attack Osun indigenes at LAUTECH

* Recession: No C’River worker will lose job, says Ayade
THISDAY

* Edo Decides: All Set as Security Agencies Deploy 26,900 Personnel

* Senate Starts Probe of Enelamah, MTN’s Alleged Illicit Repatriation of $14bn

* Confusion as Naira Slumps to N452/$ on Parallel Market

* Obasanjo: FG Needs to Spend Less, Earn More, Borrow Way out of Recession

* Lamido: APC Has Embarrassed Nigeria by Failure in Leadership Calls on governors to emulate Wike

* Fashola: FG Working to Address Forex Challenges of Electricity Operators

* Report: More Nigerians Will Die of Cancer, Stroke than Malaria, HIV by 2023

* Use of Military Force Will not End Boko Haram, N’Delta Militancy, Onaiyekan, Sultan Tell FG
THE SUN

* Buhari in secret talks with Dogara, Tambuwal

* 2019 polls: 20 states have no RECS –Ekweremadu

* CJN, other judicial officers’ remuneration, hit N33bn yearly

* Edo: Many foreigners have obtained PVCs for election –Immigration

* Bill for state police passes Second Reading

* Nigeria imports $18m tooth picks yearly –Minister

* Buhari, African leaders seek inclusion of informal sector in pension scheme

* Senate to FG: Don’t sell national assets
VANGUARD

* Religious leaders urge Buhari to dialogue with N-Delta militants, others

* Fashola dispels fears over possible nation-wide power shut-down

* Senate asks Buhari to dialogue with militants, rejects sale of national assets

* I told governors, ‘please let us save for the rainy days’ they said no!. – OBASANJO

* 2016 WAEC Result: Best Student Gets Scholarship up to Ph.D

* India Business Community Injects $15bn Into Nigerian Economy

* PATIENCE JONATHAN’S $15.5m: Ex-aide wants court to reverse companys’ guilty plea

* Tight Security As Edo Election Hold Today

Some Newspaper Headlines for Monday 26th September, 2016.

GUARDIAN

* Nigeria loses N6.33tr to naira devaluation

* Why there will be no dialogue with Shekau on Chibok girls, by military

* Buhari will take Nigeria to promised land, says Osinbajo

* UI is 600th in ranking of best 1, 000 global varsities

* Stop ‘media trial’ of Patience Jonathan, rights lawyers tell EFCC

* Senate panel canvasses soft loans, tax cuts for airline operators
PUNCH

* Assets sale: PENGASSAN, TUC threaten to shut down Nigeria

* Patience Jonathan is not above the law, says APC

* SERAP sues FG over Patience Jonathan’s $15m

* Avoid roadside food to reduce risk of cholera

* I can’t predict when recession’ll end –Finance minister

* FG, states meet on revenue generation
THISDAY

* MEND, Clark Condemn Bombing of Shell’s Bonny Pipeline

* Army: Insane Shekau Must Release Chibok Girls Unconditionally

* Adeosun: Spending on Capital Projects, Our Strategy to Get Out of Recession

* Recession: Govt will Take You and Cross the Red Sea, Says Osinbajo

* BBOG Set to Mark 900th Days of Chibok Girls Captivity

* Ambode Receives Best Performing Nigerian Governor Award in New York
THE SUN

* NPFL title: Imama leads Rangers to promise land

* Niger Delta crisis: FG negotiating Nigeria’s sovereignty –Soyinka

* Army to deploy 1,900 personnel, 6 drones, 6 gunboats to Benin

* Anxiety mounts as FRSC deadline on speed limiters draws near

* CEO interview: Obsolete laws behind Nigeria’s poor rating on Ease of Doing Business –Dogara, Speaker, House of Reps

* ENERGY: Untold story of how weak regulatory enforcement created breeding ground for substandard fuel
VANGUARD

* Sale of national assets: Prepare for mass revolt, united Labour tells FG

* NNPC remits $49m to Federation Account after 14 months

* Renewed hostilities: N-Deltans say no to Avengers

* FG urges US to lift ban on Nigeria’s crude

* Asiwaju Bola Ahmed Tinubu demands John Odigie-Oyegun resignation

* ASUP Flays Move To Reduce Lecturers’ Retirement Age

Some Newspaper Headlines for Thursday 22nd September, 2016.

​VANGUARD

*Boko Haram: 13,000 churches destroyed, 1,5000 schools shut, 611 teachers killed —Report

*Recession: Rejig your cabinet, Senators tell Buhari

*Labour rejects calls for sale of NNPC, NLNG, others

*I was destined to kill Father Adeyi, kidnapper tells journalists

*Army/Shiite clash: NHRC indicts El-Zakzaky, others

*SIT-AT-HOME: Police warn group, as IPOB says no going back on protest

*Scrapping of Grade II killed education in Nigeria- Akeusola
THISDAY

*Senate Calls FG’s Economic Managers Incompetent, Seeks Cabinet Reshuffle

*Army: Over 2m Captives Freed from Boko Haram

*Finance Minister, Adeosun Lied on Airport Remodelling, Says PDP

*Buhari: Nigeria to Join Most Attractive Investment Destinations in the World

*Fear Grips Delta Civil Servants as Okowa Orders Verification Exercise

*Nigeria Will Not Slip Back to Lazy Overreliance on Oil

*N’Delta Militants Vow to Bomb NNPC HQ If Patience Jonathan is Arrested
GUARDIAN

*Senate debates ways to curb economic recession

*Niger Delta crisis to end soon, says President Buhari

*Reps in rowdy session over move to suspend Jibrin

Troops recapture border town, *Boko Haram claims killing 40 soldiers

*Agatu people drag Federal Government to ECOWAS Court

*Gas flaring kills 13 in Delta communities

*Federal Government plans uninterrupted power for 40 universities

*Why businesses fail in Nigeria, by ICAN boss 

*Military to deploy drones for Edo election
PUNCH

*Torture is SARS only form of interrogation, alleges AI

*Kogi: We’re ready to support Bello, says Wada

*Anglican bishops flee Anambra over IPOB’s threat

*N7bn contract scam rocks Benue, two cashiers arrested

*Nigeria needs progressive economic policies – Sanusi

*PDP may adopt new zoning formula to resolve crisis

*Ekweremadu, Ezekwesili reject call for national assets’ sale

*‘Buy anti-tank weapons for riot policemen

Some Newspaper Headlines for Wednesday 21st September, 2016.

​THIS DAY

*Recession: Senate Tables 14-Point Roadmap to Turn Around Economy

*Police Apologise to INEC, Nigerians over Shift in Edo Poll

*Finally, APC Senators Unite, Hold First Full Caucus Meeting

*Zonal Intervention Fund: House Considers Re-Visiting Sharing Formula

*Police Arrest 12 IPOB Members in Enugu

*Peace in the Horizon for PDP as Makarfi, Sheriff Reconcile

*Governors Confer with Osinbajo over N250bn Shortfall in States’ Allocations

*Jubilation in Kogi as Supreme Court Affirms Bello’s Election
GUARDIAN

*APC members’ lobby for loyalists delays police recruitment

*Shiites condemns government’s reasons for leader’s continued detention

*Civil society groups urge government to set aside 15% allocation for health

*NEMA cautions coastal states against excess water from Camerounian dam

*‘More Nigerians risk heart diseases over recession’

*PDP, SDP bicker over non-performance, contract inflation in Delta

*‘Depending solely on government to fund sports is ‘killing’ Nigerian athletes
PUNCH

*Nigeria’s debt rises by N4.17tn in one year

*Banks creating fertile ground for corruption, says Magu

*Fresh earth tremor hits Kaduna community, residents flee

*Police arrest Turai Yar’Adua’s housekeeper for missing N91m goods

*Female IDPs turn to prostitution to survive –CSOs

*Don’t throw Rivers into crisis, PDP warns INEC

*30 parties to participate in Ondo election — INEC

*I’ll produce 100 millionaires in four years – Obaseki
VANGUARD

*How Nigerian government duped me, rendered me homeless—Journalist Salkida

*Dialogue with N/D elders yielding results as oil output hits 1.7 bpd

*Recession: We can’t cut interest rate, CBN tells Adeosun

*Defendant excretes in courtroom

*Refrain from acts of sabotage or be dealt with, Army warns militants, IPOB

*Economic recovery key to checking human trafficking —Buhari

*N5.5m transferred to artisan’s bank account lands him in police trouble