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Here are the major headlines for Friday, April 20, 2018


  • Political office: Competence more important than age, says Osibanjo
  • Lazy youth comment: PDP, CD, CDHR, others slam Buhari
  • Senate summons IG, DSS boss over mace theft
  • Stop killings by herdsmen, Soyinka tells Buhari
  • Evans: Police promote 45 officers for arresting kidnap kingpin
  • Police arrest 16 suspects for Nasarawa killings
  • OAU suspends sex-for -mark professor
  • We’re working with ex-Presidents, others to rescue Nigeria — PDP
  • S’West APC leaders caution Ekiti gov aspirants against abuse
  • Nigeria remains important digital hub, says Microsoft
  • NSE employees donate to SOS Children’s Village
  • Airtel donates books to underprivileged children
  • Sanusi orders probe into immorality at Kano viewing centre
  • Gov poll: Politicians are threatening my life, says Ekiti REC
  • Herdsman arrested in Taraba with five guns, 36 cartridges
  • 17 slain Tiv farmers get mass burial in Nasarawa
  • SARS operatives allegedly torture Ogun ticket officer to death
  • Gunmen kill four construction workers in Plateau



The Nation

  • Presidency 2019: Why Buhari is Nigeria’s best
  • Senate to quiz IGP, DSS DG over thugs invasion
  • Fed Govt appoints investigator to trace loot
  • $16.8b NLNG dividends not remitted to Federation Account, NEITI insists
  • I can’t be convicted, says Metuh
  • Evans: Police Commission promotes Abba Kyari, Kolo, 56 others
  • NGE condemns mace-whisking incident in Senate
  • PDP to President: youths are not lazy
  • APC: elections’ll hold into all offices
  • Fayose, Obanikoro, Omisore lose N2.273b assets
  • OAU unveils Monica Osagie as student in sex-for-marks scandal
  • How 55 politicians, others stole N1.354tr between 2006 – 2013, by SERAP
  • Saraki, Sultan, Amosun, others extol foremost scholar Adam Al- Ilory
  • Ibom Specialist Hospital records first neuro surgery
  • Jigawa engages 1,000 farmers for rice cultivation




  • Buhari didn’t deride all Nigerian youths – Presidency
  • Mace theft: Senate summons IGP, DSS boss over security breach
  • Mace Theft: Court stops Police, DSS from arresting Omo-Agege
  • Assets recovery: Reps threaten warrant of arrest on Obla, Malami, Adeosun, SGF, others
  • NEMA: Suspension Of Six Directors By Osinbajo Board In Order — HOS
  • Appeal court freezes Fayose’s accounts
  • FG Paying Lip Service To Anti-Corruption War — Maduka
  • Army Trains Troops For Combat Proficiency Competition
  • Ban On Protests Could Fuel Sectarian Violence, BBOG Warns FG
  • BudgIT Decries Lack Of Political Will To End Gas Flaring
  • New Lagos Bus Terminals Modelled After Int’l Terminals In Europe, America, Says Lagos Govt
  • Stolen Mace: Enugu Assembly Demands Change Of Security Heads
  • Robbers Raid Ekiti Bank, Kill Policeman
  • In Rivers Gunmen Kill Pregnant Woman, Rip Her Open, Escape With Unborn Baby
  • Amokachi: Eagles Not Yet A Finished Job For Russia 2018




  • Buhari Under Fire over Comment on Nigerian Youths, Presidency Clarifies Remarks
  • Senate Recovers Mace, Insists Perpetrators of Attack Must be Punished
  • World Bank: Nigeria, Others Not Prepared for Digital Economy
  • Another Bloody Day in Benue as Herdsmen Kill 10 in Agasha
  • ‘Why I Abandoned Law for Network Marketing’
  • NGO Takes Easter Celebration to Orphanage Home
  • Chelsea London Dry Gin Excites Patrons at Beach Fiesta
  • Experts Harp on the Nutritional Value of Soya Beans
  • Dentists Float Foundation, Solicit Oral Health Care Policy
  • Banky W Turns Uber Nigeria Brand Ambassador
  • ‘I Want to Raise Self-confident Girls’
  • Senators Laud Abia’s Power Sharing Formula
  • Abia Community Tackles Criminalities With Vigilante
  • NairaBet Founder Empowers Entrepreneurs with N5.2M at Youth Summit
  • Senate Recovers Mace, Insists Perpetrators of Attack Must be Punished
  • World Bank: Nigeria, Others Not Prepared for Digital Economy
  • Another Bloody Day in Benue as Herdsmen Kill 10 in Agasha
  • Benue Govt Seals Banks over Unpaid Taxes
  • Allow My Son to Succeed Me, Queen Elizabeth Pleads with Commonwealth…
  • Crude Oil Price Rises to $74, Highest in Four Years
  • Sterling Bank Launches Mobile App
  • Zenith Bank Plc Records N47 Billion Profit After Tax in First…
  • Stakeholders Seek Amendment to Plug Loopholes in Fiscal Responsibility Act
  • NSC Orders Multinational Shipping Companies to Abolish Container Deposit




  • Nigerian youths not lazy, they must vote against Buhari in 2019, Fayose says
  • Laziness: Buhari only referred to some youth not all ―Presidency
  • JOHESU strike: Two-day-old baby with spinal cord problem denied medication at UCH
  • Police recover stolen Mace under bridge
  • 2019: YVAN seeks coalition of young presidential aspirants
  • Court strikes out EFCC’s suit, seeking final forfeiture of Patience Jonathan’s $5.8m
  • Even the dead laments as JOHESU strike cripples activities at UCH
  • Nigerians in diasporas knock Senate over resolution on security chiefs
  • How corruption can be addressed in Nigeria ―Reps aspirant
  • NNPC GMD commends NETCO over outstanding performance, N750m dividend
  • SBCC Summit: UN hails behaviour change communicators
  • Group replies President Buhari on youths’ comment
  • 2019: Abubakar Atiku S/West support group set for launch to kick-start campaign
  • 20-year-old welder killed at politician’s residence in Maiduguri
  • ICPC docks ex-chairman of Kwara Poly Governing Council over bribe
  • 53-year-old visa applicant bags 2yrs in jail for lying to UK embassy
  • Motorcyclist gets N50,000 bail over alleged knocking down of pedestrian
  • Man commits suicide over loss in European league bet
  • CBN injects another $210 million into forex market
  • Taxpayer rights: FIRS, JTB and SMEDAN sensitise SMEs
  • Economic activities gradually picking up, says chamber of commerce president
  • Experts say CBN’s 2018 single-digit inflation rate target not feasible
  • 256 judges without law degrees sacked in DR Congo
  • I was a teacher for 17 years, but I couldn’t read or write’
  • US, Britain, France launch missile strikes on Syria
  • Protesters lay corpses at UN’s door



The Sun

  • Shiite protests: Tension in Abuja over text security alert
  • 3rd anniversary: Wike to commission 34 projects
  • Senate summons DSS DG, IGP
  • Court restrains police, DSS from arresting Omo-Agege
  • Kalu urges APC members to respect party leadership
  • Sex-for-marks: OAU VC unveils identity of female whistle-blower
  • Buhari, Soyinka, govs expected at IPI congress in Abuja
  • I never said all youths’re lazy –Buhari
  • … We’re not, youths reply president
  • Death sentence: Rev. King’s fate to be determined soon – Lagos AG
  • Looters’ list: Again, Secondus dares FG to go to court
  • Herdsmen, farmers’ clashes: Over 257 killed this year –FG
  • Underage voting: Group accuses political parties of complicity
  • When Ekiti shut down for Fayemi
  • 2019: PDP, APC begin battle for North West
  • World Bank boss urges Africa to grow with digitalised economies
  • Ocean & Cargo Terminal wins Warri Port concession with $25.5m bid
  • NFF targets N5.5bn annual sponsorship deals
  • Wenger to leave Arsenal after 22 seasons in charge
  • EIB, AfDB to strengthen Nigeria’s agric lending with $70m
  • England, Nigeria friendly almost sold out
  • NFF targets N5.5bn annual sponsorship deals


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