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Here are the major headlines for Friday, June 23, 2017


  • We’ve taken over Etisalat – Banks
  • Ifeakandu’s story for 2017 Caine Prize is 3D
  • Mounting national debt amid waste
  • Five ways to improve online banking security
  • Caution your youths, Abiara tells northern elders
  • Chris Giwa defects to PDP, says party holds key to better Nigeria
  • Anti-graft war: EFCC rewards 25 youths
  • Nigerian cured of rare skin cancer in India
  • DHQ says Service Chiefs commit no illegality in extension of officers’ service
  • Controversy as Falz tells singers to stop praising ‘Yahoo Boys’
  • ‘Some parents aid sexual abuse in children’
  • Enyeama set for Burkinabe competition
  • CRS controversy: CAN wants curriculum suspended
  • Nigeria, nine others to account for 50% of world population by 2050 – UN report
  • European countries deport 34 Nigerians
  • 2017 budget: NASS under attack for slashing, Lagos-Ibadan road, others’ votes
  • Court remands Lagos pastor for beheading seven-year-old
  • Etisalat, lenders disagree over $1.2bn loan repayment
  • N381bn NHIS fund: Beneficiaries storm House, disagree on service
  • INEC writes to Melaye, begins recall process July 3
  • Joshua can rule heavyweight for years – Chisora
  • Moji Olaiya burial film: IFC, Bayowa tackle each other
  • Fake doctor sucks patients’ private parts
  • Six robbery suspects meet their waterloo in Niger
  • Ohanaeze, Afenifere, Balarabe knock Kwankwaso for backing anti-Igbo threat
  • Nigeria’s woes caused by political leaders — NLC, TUC
  • Youths mobilise constituents to recall Ondo federal lawmaker
  • Abuja, Lagos listed among 60 world’s most expensive cities
  • Judicial commission probing Fayemi begins sitting
  • Amaechi’s wife didn’t extort money from us – Ex-Rivers LG bosses



The Sun

  • Police kill 4 robbers rescue 9 hostages in Rivers
  • Anambra Partners UNIDO on Technical Education
  • APC governors blame ethnic agitations on weak governance
  • How NASS padded works ministry’s 2017 budget
  • Kaduna: Court restrains El-Rufai from sacking over 4,000 traditional leaders
  • 5 feared dead in Cross River communal clash
  • Rivers: Wike sacks commissioner
  • Homeowners’ charter: Amosun urges public to blow whistle on corrupt officials
  • Alleged graft: Ekiti panel begins Fayemi’s probe
  • CAN rejects FG’s position on CRK, IRK merger
  • Reps, NHIS differ on fate of HMOs
  • Nigerians must talk, says NOA DG
  • FG plans N2.5bn equity investments for SMEs
  • Anambra guber: Nwobodo, Kalu commend APC aspirants
  • Rivers 2019: Wike will be re-elected –Cleric
  • Etisalat crisis worsens banks’ debt exposure –Report
  • Currency management gulps N192bn, says CBN
  • Ahead Cameroon clash: NFF to enforce new camp rule for Eagles
  • LMC dedicates Match Day 26 to Emeteole
  • Recall: Melaye faces battle of his life
  • Aba industrialists protest high electricity tariff
  • Assembly requests FG’s intervention at Enugu airport




  • CAN demands return to old curriculum on religious knowledge
  • LAGOS SCHOOL KIDNAP DAY 30: Security beef-up in colleges amid fresh threats
  • Naira watch: Naira stable at N364/$ as NNPC completes refund of N450bn to Govt
  • HMOs paid N60bn admin fee – Usman
  • Taraba killings: Osinbajo summons security chiefs, Gov Darius
  • The person behind quit notice to Igbos lives in Lagos – Falana
  • Reconstruction: Apapa-Wharf road gridlock can result to fuel scarcity — NUPENG
  • …stand up and fight those promoting division, hate; NLC tells Nigerians
  • The Bully And The Bold In Nigeria
  • American Remanded In KiriKiri Prison For Defrauding Nigerians Of $565,000
  • Man, 57, Lures 8-Yr-Old Girl With Viju Milk, Rapes Her
  • The A, B, Cs Of Edo Appeal Court Judgement
  • 12-Yr-Old Boy Kills Landlady As Condition For Cult Initiation
  • Many Injured As Another Building Collapses In Lagos
  • Import Substitution: Cassava Starch Firm Saves Economy N1.22bn Annually
  • FG To Seek More Budgetary Allocation For East West Road Projects
  • 42-Yr-Old Caught Caught By His Wife Having Sex With Goat
  • Rampant Igbophobia
  • ‘Why I Bought 10-Month-Old Baby For N650,000’
  • Kill the Hypocrisy About Religious Studies In Schools
  • Give Osinbajo Free Rein to Work
  • Ex-Militants Assure Oil Firms of Peace, Security, In N-Delta
  • Leicester Entice Iheanacho with £25m Bid




  • Middle Belt, northern minorities seek 12 regions, 54 states
  • Ghana ahead of Nigeria in aviation hub race
  • Shittu says investors coming with $4b for rural telephony
  • ‘Rohr’s Super Eagles need African football mentality to beat Indomitable Lions’
  • Disgraced South Korean leader’s friend Choi jailed for three years
  • Court convicts two Brazilians for importing cocaine
  • CAN restates stand against merging of CRK, IRK, Civic Educ
  • Shiites protest against Israel’s occupation of Palestine, demand release of El-Zakzaky
  • Panel probes Fayemi’s tenure as Ekiti governor
  • Court remands American over alleged $565,000 fraud
  • Prosecutors not against replacing Messi jail term with fine
  • Football losing its humanity with Video Assistance Referee
  • Sanchez blanks Arsenal talk as Chile, Germany set for semis
  • National sports federations’ appeals committee gets 20 petitions
  • Liverpool sign Mohamed Salah from Roma
  • Sanchez makes history as Chile draw with Germany
  • Passage of the Petroleum Industry Governance Bill
  • Kaduna NUT condemns agitation for local council autonomy, funding of education
  • Atiku not threat to Buhari in 2019, says Adamawa APC
  • Cracked wall of Rivers’ APC and consequences for 2019 elections
  • ‘2014 confab enough to solve national problems’
  • CBN engages Ogun farmers, SMEs on financial interventions
  • Nigeria: A conflict of interest
  • The press and criminals
  • A tyranny in the cloak of democracy
  • Prodigy, key force in East Coast hip-hop, dead at 42
  • Actress Emma Watson takes feminist book happening to Paris
  • Ron Howard to take over ‘Star Wars’ Han Solo spin-off
  • MORE HealthRed Star Express shares business insights at ‘SME1000’ forum
  • Exclusive offer enhanced on Emirates’ economy class
  • Italian kidnapper, killers of area commander arrested in Delta
  • NCC to license additional 5 InfraCos next month
  • ‘Peugeot 301 reduces fuel consumption, CO2 emissions by 25%’




  • FG to engage 200,000 community health workers nationwide
  • Death from bleeding after childbirth still much in Nigeria —Minister
  • Gov Okowa gives approval for launch of contributory health scheme in July
  • Eid el-Fitr: FG decalres Monday, Tuesday public holiday
  • Port Harcourt refinery: 20 rights group sue FG over concession
  • Implement 2014 Confab report to curb agitations ―Middle Belt elders
  • FG genuinely committed to ICT development in Nigeria ―Shittu
  • Osunwon Omoluabi: We will stop at nothing to ensure compliance by all stakeholders —Osun govt
  • Nigeria to export 72 MT of yam to UK, US next week
  • State of the nation: Youth leaders want meeting with Osinbajo
  • 2017 budget in trouble over US production, falling oil prices
  • UK deploys RAF detachment to train Nigerian Air Force Regiment
  • Kogi-West petition: INEC writes Melaye, to begin recalll process July 3
  • Panel to probe Fayemi begins sitting, pledges impartiality
  • International body trains NCAA inspectors on certification
  • NAMA trains staff on strategic safety management
  • Of Evans, policing and social rot
  • Air Peace takes delivery of 13th aircraft



PM News

  • INEC Begins Process Of Melaye’s Recall July 3
  • N650m Fraud: Ex-Minister Jumoke Akinjide Remanded In Custody
  • Vacate Apapa Roads Now, Federal Govt Issues 7-Day Ultimatum To Truck Drivers, Others
  • Wike Lied, Amaechi’s Wife Didn’t Collect Money From Us-Ex-Commissioners, LG Chairmen
  • Court Rejects Application Seeking Dismissal Of $1.6 Billion Against Omokore, Others
  • Why We Couldn’t Repay Our Debt – Etisalat Management
  • Evans Keeps His Money In GTB, Wife Exposes Billionaire Kidnapper
  • Lack Of Lecturers, Poor Infrastructure Delaying Accreditation – KDSCOE Boss
  • Record Breaker! Sanchez Becomes Chile Highest Goal Scorer
  • EFCC Rewards 25 Youths
  • NNPC Completes Refund Of N450 Billion To Federal Govt, States
  • Defence Headquarters Defends Service Chiefs Over Extension Of Officers’ Tenure
  • $1.2b Loan: We’ve Not Taken Over Etisalat – Banks
  • Osinbajo Orders Security Reinforcement In Taraba
  • Lagos Offers Free Legal Services To Inmates Of Ikoyi Prisons
  • Eid-El-Fitr: NSCDC Deploys 40,000 Personnel, Sniffer Dogs Nationwide
  • Nigeria Begins Exportation Of Yam To Europe, U.S June 29
  • Eid El-Fitr: Look Out For New Moon On Saturday, Sultan Urges Muslims
  • Eid El-Fitr: Federal Govt Declares Monday, Tuesday Public Holiday
  • Power Outage Hits Ikoyi, Victoria Island
  • Customs Officer Docked For Trafficking Indian Hemp
  • Kogi Doctors Suspend Strike
  • Abuja, Lagos Among Top 60 Most Expensive Cities Globally
  • PIB Passage Will Reform Oil Sector – Rep


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