Here are the major headlines for Monday, January 7, 2019


  • Soldiers invade Daily Trust offices, arrest journalists
  • Disquiet in APC over alleged Amaechi’s anti-Buhari comments
  • Cops demand N300,000 bribe from artiste, friends in Lagos
  • Buhari didn’t order arrest, prosecution of Pinnick —Presidency
  • Insecurity: Army budgets N6bn for ammunition in 2019
  • Imported raw materials gulp N837bn in 11 months
  • Minimum wage: NLC meets FG again, says pensioners not excluded
  • INEC defends Zakari as southern, Middle Belt leaders, others demand her removal
  • INEC takes fresh delivery of 25,777 PVCs in Plateau
  • Flight operations begin at Abuja airport’s new terminal
  • Panic as Air Peace aircraft tyre bursts during take-off
  • Adamawa communal violence: Army hands over 71 suspects to police
  • Ebonyi not part of Biafra – Gov Umahi
  • We’ll protest if IG remains in office after Jan 15 – Opposition parties
  • How Aisha Buhari impersonator defrauded firm chairman of N150m
  • Delta explains why it introduced ‘Smart Money’ for traders
  • Man stabbed to death in Rivers for pasting campaign posters
  • Agency to destroy unapproved posters in Ondo
  • Aisha Buhari must explain what has happened to cabal — Fayose
  • CCII wants Olubadan chieftaincy system reformed
  • Lagos to clamp down on illegal traders on rail lines
  • LASG decries religious worship centres in residential areas


The Nation

  • Buhari hosts Amosun, Ogun APM governorship candidate at Aso Rock 
  • Osinbajo: Buhari needs new term to consolidate his feats 
  • ASUU strike: Ngige begs varsity teacher to have mercy on students 
  • U.S. official: govt’s brutal reaction radicalised Boko Haram 
  • E-payment transactions hit N56.85tr, say reports
  • Extradition: EFCC submits Interpol, other documents on Diezani to AGF 
  • Video: NAF destroys insurgents gun trucks near Damasak, Borno 
  • Buhari never ordered arrest of Pinnick – Presidency
  • Southeast governors on Python Dance III: be professional 
  • JTF, Bayelsa residents debunk reported militants’ attack on Conoil pipeline
  • SERAP to minister: name contractors absconding with power projects’ funds
  • PDP takes case to National Peace Committee, UN
  • Buhari will campaign for all APC candidates- Presidency 
  • Kwara APC unveils 293-member governorship campaign council
  • Fayemi pays Ekiti State workers salary arrears owed by Fayose 
  • Benin Technical College new workshop ready in 90 days-Obaseki 
  • Police arrest 11 suspects for allegedly burning shops, houses in Ibadan
  • ABUAD celebrates nine years of uninterrupted academic activities



  • Boko Haram: Army Appoints New War Commanders
  • Outrage greets military’s arrest of Daily Trust journalists, closure of Abuja, Maiduguri offices
  • No word from Presidency on IGP Ibrahim Idris’ retirement of – PSC
  • Cleric Says Buhari Didn’t Perform, Unhealthy For Re-Election
  • Super Eagles Watch: Iwobi Scores, Balogun, Etebo, Nwakali, Saka Taste Action In Europe
  • Eagles Good Enough To Win 2019 AFCON —Eguavoen
  • Anambra Mortuary Fire: Bereaved Families Commend Govt’s Quick Intervention
  • Niger Delta Militant Group Attack Conoil Facility
  • BEDC Reconnects 42 Communities Across Coverage States
  • IPOB To Recruit Graduates Of Agriculture, Engineering For Poverty Alleviation
  • Over 20,000 Anambra Residents Receive Obi
  • Anybody that is for President Muhammadu Buhari is for me – Amosun
  • Those Campaigning With 2023 Are Agents Of Retrogression — Olawepo-Hashim
  • Nigerians’ll Not Regret Voting For APC – Masari
  • We’ll Not Get Into Street Fight With Ikpeazu —Otti Campaign
  • Annual Thanksgiving Service: Pray For Peaceful 2019 Polls, Ambode Urges Nigerians 




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