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Here are the major headlines for Friday, August 18, 2017

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The SUN
Ozubulu church attack and Governor Obiano’s assurances
No restructuring, no 2019 election –Southern leaders
FG saves N4.7bn monthly with TSA, says AGF
Family of three die in Abuja flood
Saraki, Dogara visit Buhari in London
FG declares hate speech terrorism
Jonathan, Saraki, Kalu salute IBB at 76
FG hands over Marina presidential lodge to Lagos
Lawmakers ‘unarmed’ robbers -Obasanjo
FG, ASUU meeting deadlocked
Nigeria needs to redefine real estate business –Ezeokafor, estate expert
Stakeholders to chart new course for real estate
Ugwuanyi: We’re partnering China to make Enugu trading hub
Public private partnership as remedy for social housing
Ups and downs of underground building
Why opposition has no place in Akwa Ibom -Deputy gov
Anambra guber: UPP reaffirms Offodile, Chidoka’s membership
2019: Ikpeazu’ll be last PDP gov in Abia -APC chairman
Ekiti lawmakers accuse Olujimi of plot to destabilise Assembly
Usain Bolt: End of an era
Nigeria unveils wrestlers for world championship
(www.sunnewsonline.com)

PUNCH
N’Assembly members are a bunch of unarmed robbers – Obasanjo
FG will treat hate campaigners like terrorists, says Osinbajo
FG/ASUU’s meeting ends in deadlock • Govt turns down lecturers’ request on TSA
Our kidnap by Boko Haram in 2014 accidental — Chibok girls
Suspected Al-Shabaab militants behead three in coastal Kenya
Wealth-seeking man rapes daughter on herbalist’s instruction
Nasarawa woman murders own child, dumps corpse in river
LAGESC officials beat pastor, damage phone for videoing operation
Father allegedly impregnates 14-year-old daughter, flees
Flood kills father, two children in Abuja
UNILAG student allegedly defiles 16-year-old female colleague
Niger teenager raped at market confirmed pregnant
Four arrested for attempting to burn Imo college
Impeached Edo Dep. Speaker refuses to return cars
No more cash-and-carry politics in Anambra –ABC Nwosu
NADECO dissociates self from clampdown story, US confab
Lawmaker threatens to introduce impeachment articles against Trump
ASUU strike unhealthy for human capacity development – Lawmaker
Confusion as APC cancels meeting with governors
Anambra lawmaker dies after primary election
PDP to raise caretaker committees for Lagos, Ogun, Oyo, Osun
Otti attacks Ikpeazu over Abia $200m foreign loan
C’River discovers new hot-and-cold water site
TSA: FG begins audit of banks’ remittances to CBN
Dangote to invest $50bn in US, Europe
Investors to build two refineries in P’Harcourt, Warri –NNPC
Naira to weaken further as dollar demand increases
Lagos-Badagry Expressway reconstruction to claim LASU fence, two police stations
(www.punchng.com)

Vanguard
FG declares hate speech as terrorism
Obasanjo attacks NASS members again
Strike: FG, ASUU meeting ends in deadlock
Buhari’s health has improved tremendously, says Dogara
Restructure Nigeria before 2019 polls – Eminent Nigerians
Why George may pip Fani-Kayode, Mimiko, Adeniran to the PDP Chairmanship
Nigeria may sink if attacks on IPOB members continue – Groups
State exco cannot sack aspirants – UPP
Twin-striker Nigeria aim to bombard Benin
TSA: FG appoints 2 firms to audit banks’ remittances
SON to introduce product authentication scheme
N200bn Agric loan: CBN orders beneficiaries to insure projects with NAIC
Customs intercepts vehicles, others worth N1.4bn DPV
Edo Govt orders removal of structures under high electricity transmission cables
The changing patterns of August meetings in Igbo land
Ajapa: Ondo community notorious for kidnapping, militancy
Disco disrtributes150,000 pre-paid meters free
(www.vanguardngr.com)

Guardian
Uncertainty over N4.314tr revenue from marginal fields
We’ll treat hate speech as terrorism, Osinbajo warns
TCN secures $2billion to expand capacity to 20,000MW
13 dead, 100 injured in two Spanish seaside city attacks
Cameroon better prepared than Nigeria, Rohr confesses
Spanish police in manhunt for driver who killed 13 in Barcelona rampage
Death toll from Sierra Leone floods passes 400
Drug ‘personalities’ die in Philippines’ Big Time show
Buhari’s return is imminent, says Saraki
14-year-old deflowered by brother, impregnated by father
61% Nigerians live below one dollar per day, says don
O.J. Simpson LA exhibit shows memorabilia as art
Trump attacks GOP senators amid fallout over VA violence
Gov Fayose Condemns Attack On Protesters In Abuja
Chinese fans tell ‘Homesick Boy’ Tevez to stay away
Omagbemi excited over FIFA Coach of The Year nomination
Where athletics dim, table tennis lights the way
Future Eagles end tour of Morocco with 1-1 draw
Adepoju warns CHAN Eagles against complacency
NFF picks Danjuma to handle Falconets
‘Bottled water, sugar damage teeth’
Lagos, Ogun PDP call for Buruji’s expulsion
Accord Party says Okupe yet to formally join party
Pre-primary election crisis as UPP’s albatross in Anambra governorship election
Firm uncovers how attackers compromise companies’ software
Air Peace opens Lagos-Akure route for economic integration
Sage launches new solutions to boost accounting processes
(www.guardian.ng)

The Nation
Govt agrees to pay varsity teachers N23b allowances
NNPC’s gas master plan raises stable power supply hope
Buhari’s health has improved tremendously, says Dogara
Govt urges court to return Kanu to prison
‘Strange disease’ kills 50 in Kogi
Hate speech’ll be treated as treason, says Osinbajo
TSA: Again, Govt tackles banks over unremitted funds
Our plans for Presidential Lodge, by Lagos government
Chief judge frees 43 underage detainees
‘Cooperative college to boost Lagos economy’
Another Nigerian killed in South Africa
Why Niger Delta is no longer attractive to investors, by SPDC
Man bolts after ‘impregnating’ daughter
Ex-Governor Suntai for burial today
Govt raises panel on Northeast support project
Fed Govt weighs National Guard option to battle insecurity
Undergraduate arraigned for alleged rape
Oyo govt spent N22b on LAUTECH in six years, says commissioner
Lagos-Badagry road: Chinese firm promises prompt delivery
Uniabuja: ASUU strike cripples academic activities
Kebbi to export rice, livestock
‘Aregbesola, ex-aides didn’t get N50m each as severance allowances’
Diaspora Badagry Festival to feature ‘Return’ ceremony
We’re set to flush out quack doctors, says NMA President
Valedictory session for Justice Obaseki
(www.thenationonlineng.net)

Thisday
Hate Speech Will Be Treated as Terrorism, Osinbajo Vows
Buhari Wants Govs to Support Acting President, Says Yari
FG Selects Two Investors to Build 217,000bpd Refineries in PH, Warri
FG Concessions Narrow Gauge Railway Lines to GE
South Africa Policemen Strangulate Nigerian to Death
FG Cedes Ownership of Nigeria’s First Presidential Lodge to Lagos
FG, ASUU Meeting Deadlocked, Postponed Till Next Week
IBB Marks 76th Birthday in Germany
Dambazau: FG Considering Establishing National Guard
Odekunle: NBS N400bn Bribes Report Not an Indictment on FG
Suntai’s Corpse Arrives Nigeria Friday Ahead of Burial Saturday
Dangote Sets Sights on US, Europe with $20bn Investment
SURE-P Funds: Court Orders Perm Sec to Forfeit N664m to FG
House C’ttee Summons BoI MD over N11bn Unrecovered Loans
Illegal Telecoms Operators, Threat to GDP Growth, Says NCC
Nnaji: I Voluntarily Resigned as Power Minister, Not Sacked
UN Calls on Parties in Conflict to Shield Civilians from Harm
Hunters Kill Top Boko Haram Commander in Adamawa
FG Blames Illegal Russian, Chinese Fishing in Nigerian Waters for Low Revenue
Obasanjo Challenges Agbakoba to Seek Elective Position
Lawyers Set to Honour Akwa Ibom CJ, Ex-Law School Chief, 16 Others at Class…
Fayose Embraces FG’s School Feeding Programme After Opposition
Justice Obaseki’s Burial Begins in Benin City
(www.thisdaylive.com)

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