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Here are the major headlines for Monday, September 25, 2017

The SUN
2019 completion date for East-West Road not feasible –Minister
Good governance’ll reduce political tension, says Wike
FG begins emergency repairs of Lagos roads, bridges
Obiano: A view from the outside
Poly lecturers mull strike over N20bn arrears, others
Laziness responsible for North’s opposition to restructuring –Atiku
Demand for N7bn: You lied, Obiano tells Obi
IPOB: Igbo group heads to ICC over killings
Why we’re yet to distribute N2.4b drugs, equipment donated by EU, UNICEF – PHC boss
CISLAC advises FG on recovered loot
Jordanian Air Force Commander arrives Nigeria
Rivers people believe in Nigeria’s unity – Gov. Wike
Ambode mourns passage of Chief Imam of Lagos
Flood: We‘ve spent N50m handling challenge- Ortom
Gunmen abduct leisure park director, kill three cops in Edo
In Nigeria, the poor is subsidising the rich –Yusuf
Electoral reform will not work without punishing electoral offenders -Igini
Mixed reactions trail FG’s hydrocarbon search in Sokoto basin
5.2m people in N’East suffer acute food insecurity
Lagos borehole tax illegal –Stellarchem boss
WAFU Cup 2017: Black Stars humiliate Eagles
Roger Federer wins Laver Cup for Team Europe
Bodybuilder’s death after AFC fight raises questions over safety
(www.sunnewsonline.com)

PUNCH
Restructuring: It won’t be easy for North to give up its advantages, says NEF
Diezani’s lawyer blocked us from interrogating her in UK –EFCC
Attack on commissioner: Crisis brews between Aregbesola, Akeredolu
Nigeria expecting fighter jets from Russia, US, Pakistan, UAE
I sell stolen phones as ‘London used’– Dealer
Nursing mother sets husband’s 10-year -old brother ablaze in Lagos
15-year-old Ogun pupil disappears on way to school
Gunmen invade bakery, kill sergeant, steal N2.5m
Cannabis- smoking sergeant slaps DPO for arresting him
Six-year-old Boko Haram victim walks again after surgery
Police arrest kidnap kingpin in A’Ibom
Police investigate drowning of housekeeper
Investigate Ukele communal clash, group tells Ayade
Attack on Osun commissioner in Ondo barbaric – Aregbesola
Day Aisha Alhassan jailed Fawehinmi, Beko and I over June 12 – Falana
Nigeria needs restructuring to create balance —Tinubu
Permanent secretaries in Benue earn N500,000 monthly — Ortom
PDP must win 2019 elections by a landslide – Adebutu
Jonathan inherited Diezani from Obasanjo — Ex-minister
Military onslaught has made IPOB stronger — Kanu’s brother
Opposition parties planning civilian coup – Oyo APC
Bode George, best for PDP chairmanship — Babatope
How to handle unauthorised transactions on bank accounts
Power firms, gas producers disagree on dollar-denominated pricing
Sukuk bond: No plan to Islamise Nigeria, says FG
FG begins repair of federal roads, bridges in Lagos
‘Amend rent law, regulate agency fees’
NAICOM introduces four operational guidelines
(www.punchng.com)

Vanguard
WAFU Nations Cup final: How Eagles crashed 4-1 to Ghana
FG okays trial of I,600 alleged Boko Haram terrorists, frees 220 suspects
Poor state of energy sector: FG’s economic recovery growth plan in danger
SHARE SCAM AT PARTNERSHIPS: Investors jostle to recover N10bn investments
FG Appointments: Era of `Godfatherism’ over – Lai Mohammed
Cross River pays N2.2m for fresh toxicology over Joy Odama’s death
Hate Speech: Minding your language in today’s Nigeria
Hate speech: Why Buhari can’t gag Nigerians on social media – Ex-NBA President
N400M: Metuh warns against media trial
PDP accuses FG of squandering N15trn
Dortmund out to ruin Ronaldo milestone
Nigeria’s Bulus bags silver in ITF Junior Circuit
NCC restates commitment to tennis league
Moses looks forward to 200th game against Man U
UBA emerges best at Interswitch Awards
CIBN, ACAMB move to boost public perception of banking industry
Scarcity of funds to persist as DMO offers N135bn bond
Ambode okays reconstruction of Onikan stadium
FG begins emergency rehabilitation of roads, bridges in Lago State
Lagos completes removal of dilapidated Fadeyi pedestrian bridge
Lagos announces restriction on Ikorodu road, fix fadeyi pedestrian bridge
Brace up for new sounds, ZTM entertainment artistes warn Wizkid, others
No bad blood between me and Kennis Music – Jaywon
‘Olamide is Nigeria’s highest paid artiste’
I can do music like Michael Jackson, Immaculate Dache boasts
(www.vanguardngr.com)

Guardian
London’s new $1 billion American Embassy is world’s most expensive
Ghana beat Nigeria 4-1 to win WAFU Cup
NADECO back, says democracy under threat
Nigeria renews search for broadband investors at global summit
Government ready to tackle Nigeria’s infrastructure challenge, says Osinbajo
Fed Government to begin trial of Boko Haram suspects
Man drowns in well, police begin investigation
Flood sacks 12 communities, destroys 3,000 farmlands in Cross River
ICPC sues NUT treasurer, contractors for alleged theft of N495.8m
Osinbajo to open international conference on tax in Africa
Eagles open camp October 2, players’ list out this week
Why African players don’t get international recognition, by Okocha
Niger Tornadoes dump Plateau United from Aiteo Cup
Falcons former coach, Etim, others urge Eagles to secure ticket in Uyo
Injured Pogba may undergo surgery over hamstring
Inter’s coach Spalletti wants more from players after going unbeaten
Proscription of IPOB: It’s not over
Five foods to prevent kidney stones unveiled
‘Ecobank well-positioned for next generation of digital banking’
Inequality and Nigeria’s budget in ‘reverse gear’
Honeywell’s new factory to increase capacity by 150 per cent
Dropping the chalk, dropping the stethoscope
Why Awo did not make west to secede
On Senate probe of N30tr revenue loss
Nigeria should go back to 1963 Constitution, says NADECO
Ekiti youths protest against lawmaker’s suspension
Why I won’t return to Anglican Church, by Jim Nwobodo
Ibadan Crimson Court gets December completion date
AMCOW 15th anniversary holds in Abuja
BCPG, others harp on standards in construction industry
British actor Fiennes given Serbian passport
Jennifer Lopez donates $1 mln to hurricane-hit Puerto Rico
Police, army swoop on kidnappers’ dens in Ondo
How to increase red blood cells: What to eat and lifestyle changes
(www.guardian.ng)

The Nation
Security agencies unmask IPOB’s Paris account holder
Boko Haram: Child victim survives surgery, begins to walk
NIMASA pays N9.975b, $38m into Consolidated Revenue Fund
Irish President Higgins may visit Nigeria
Housing project: ICPC arraigns NUT treasurer, contractors over N495.8m fraud
Court remands three farmers
IPOB: ‘military can protect all Nigerians’
Troops kill Boko Haram men
Commandant urge Rivers youths to shun violence, embrace peace
Nwobodo defies pressures to return to Anglican Church
SCGN holds 10th annual conference on Wednesday
Govt: Attack on Ilori is assault on Osun
Protesters seek reinstatement of suspended Ekiti lawmakers
Olubadan urged to check media aide against inflammatory statements
Amosun flays secession
APC ‘ll sack PDP from power in Ekiti, says Olumilua
Nigeria raises concerns over electricity debts owed by Benin, Togo
‘Kwara ‘ll promote merit, equity’
Mother contracts HIV after alleged bite by pastor
Boy jailed for stealing church’s property
Kano to establish textile park
Three policemen killed as gunmen kidnap Edo zoo chief
Professor Johnbull exposes illegal means of travelling abroad
APC holds hearing on federalism
Flood sacks 12 communities, destroys 3,000 farmlands in Cross River
Man in court for stealing cosmetics
Man gets two years for stealing cables
(www.thenationonlineng.net)

Thisday
FX Window Records $1.323bn Transactions in One Week on Soaring Investor Confidence
Eko Atlantic Gets First Occupant as ABC Orjiako Acquires Afren Tower
Chibok Boy, Ali Ahmad Walks Again After Corrective Surgery in Dubai
FG Begins Prosecution of 2,321 Boko Haram Suspects
Osinbajo: Buhari Has Ears for Lawful Agitations
USAID Announces $550m Humanitarian Assistance for Nigeria, Others
Disclose Your Medical Expenses, Group Tells Buhari
Senator Alleges Offer of Bribe to Kill Petroleum Industry Governance Bill
Catholic Church Kicks against NGO Bill
Top Jordanian Military Commander Arrives Nigeria
Ambode Mourns Passage of Chief Imam of Lagos, Akinola
Five Northern Governors Salute Saudi Arabia on National Day
Sahara Group Advocates Digital Revolution at UN Meeting
Fayemi, Ajimobi, Amosun, Others for Adegbenro Lecture on Extractive Industries
Kwara will Promote Merit, Equity, Says Governor
ICPC Absolves Osun of Diversion of Bailout Funds
Police Begin Investigation of drowning of House Keeper in Enugu
Youths Protest against Ekiti Assembly, Want Lawmaker’s Suspension Quashed
Sokoto Govt, UNFPA Train 100 Former VVF patients in Cosmetology
Police, Soldiers Patrol Streets of Asaba After Attack on Hausa/Fulani Settlement
Edo Rolls out Drums, Parades Ecotourism Assets
A’Ibom at 30: Osinbajo Inaugurates Two Factories, General Hospital
(www.thisdaylive.com)

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