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Here are the major headlines for Thursday, June 29, 2017


  • Breaking: Lalong sacks 17 LG transition C’ttee’s
  • Nigeria’s Agah reappointed as Deputy DG of WTO
  • Four reasons a blog doesn’t grow as expected
  • Kidnap kingpin, Evans, sues police, demands release or arraignment
  • Abolish difficult visa procedures, Dangote urges African leaders
  • Peace Corps legal, engaging in illegal activities –AGF, IGP, DSS
  • Trouble brews in APC over suspended SGF Lawal’s replacement
  • Amosu diverted NAF’s funds to build diagnostic centre – EFCC
  • Gunmen shoot EFCC official investigating judges
  • Bedridden ex-gov Suntai dies in US at 56
  • Legal perspectives on taxing churches, mosques, NGOs
  • Lagos pupil expelled for putting acid in classmate’s bottle
  • Naira closes at 367/dollar, CBN sells $195m
  • Kaduna policemen torture undergraduate, dump corpse in bush
  • Police arraign traditional ruler for destroying FG’s property
  • ICPC, DSS raid ex-Vice-President Sambo’s Kaduna home
  • Badoo kills Lagos couple, two kids in fresh attack
  • NLC attacks Umahi over N56,000 new minimum wage
  • Yam export won’t affect availability locally – FG
  • Igbo won’t leave Kano – Ganduje
  • Stop attacking Kanu, IPOB tells S’East govs
  • Deconstructing Buhari’s Hausa Sallah message
  • Confederation Cup: Mexico wary of youthful Germany
  • ‘Terminal upgrade cause of leaking roof at MMIA’
  • Wanted: A mind commission for Nigeria
  • Police arraign traditional ruler for destroying FG’s property
  • Another UNIOSUN final year student goes missing
  • Does National Assembly have powers to alter the budget?
  • Apapa gridlock: NIWA says no plans for water transportation
  • NPA MD tasks MDAs on transparency, efficiency




  • Evans sues Police, says charge me or free me, dad files 27-point affidavit in support
  • I don’t believe in restructuring of Nigeria, says Nnamdi Kanu
  • NNPC to continue managing refineries — FG
  • NUPENG threatens nationwide strike over backlog of salaries
  • Naira Watch: Naira depreciates as CBN injects $195m
  • Nigeria only oil producing country struggling with importation of refined products – Kachikwu
  • Woman Bathes Co-Tenant With Faeces; Gets N100,000 Bail
  • Shakira, Pique, Stars Set For Messi’s Wedding
  • Nine Nigerian Widows Sue Shell Over Hanging Of Husbands By Abacha
  • Unions, Students Threaten To Shut UNIMAID Over Terrorists’ Attacks
  • 4 Nigerians Face Trial For £10m Fraud In UK
  • 65-Yr-Old Bags 25 Years Sentence Over Drug Trafficking
  • Residents Storm AEDC Over Prolonged Power Cut
  • Meet Evans Lawyer, Ogungbeje, Known For ‘Unpopular Cases’
  • ASUU Denies Comments On Tuition Hike In Varsities
  • Why One Million-Man March Is Organised Against My Govt — Okorocha
  • CAN, PDP Oppose Nomadic Cattle Grazing Bill In Edo
  • African Widows’ Summit: Activists, Political Leaders Call For Abolishment Of Maltreatment Of Widows
  • US Accuses Nigeria Of Using Child Soldiers
  • Avoid Unguarded Utterances —Gowon
  • Mop-Up Exam: JAMB Asks Candidates To Print Slip
  • Man batters wife; says ‘dragging my sick mum on the ground is an insult I can’t take’



The Sun

  • Iraqi forces capture ISIS ‘caliphate’ – military
  • South Korean president, Moon Jae-in arrives in Washington
  • Man jailed 2 years over illegal possession of firearms
  • Zoning breeds incompetent leaders -Ezeemo
  • NPLs: Controversy trails CBN, NDIC’s planned launch of AMCON II
  • AfDB wants lending to African MSMEs increased to $135bn
  • NFF, AITEO sign N2.5bn sponsorship deal for Federation Cup
  • Russia 2018 World Cup qualifier: Cameroon coach expresses fears over ticket
  • Russian military hits back over Fallon’s jibe
  • Bayelsa takes over land allocation, Dickson inaugurates c’ttee
  • UN agrees on $7.3b peacekeeping budget
  • Indian PM slams spate of murders over cow worship
  • BREAKING: Rivers Tribunal sacks Sekibo from NASS, declares Uchendu winner
  • Evans sues IGP, CP over fundamental human rights
  • Pro-Biafra groups appoint Kanu over-all leader
  • Quit notice: Arewa youths seeking relevance – Dangote
  • Service chiefs’ tenure ends July 13
  • Buhari on life support, alleges Fayose
  • Top EFCC investigator shot in Port Harcourt
  • Again, Badoo gang kills 3 in Lagos community




Gowon Asks Nigerians to Guard Against Agents of National Destruction

After a Gallant Battle, Gov Suntai Passes

Shell Accused of Complicity in Executions of ‘Ogoni Nine’

Report: Nigeria’s Excess Crude Account One of World’s Least Transparent

In Attempt to Absolve Themselves, Etisalat-Mubadala Directors Resign

We Don’t Want Restructuring, Says Umahi

ICPC Operatives Raid Namadi Sambo’s Residence in Kaduna

CBN Pumps Fresh $195m into Forex Market

AFREXIM to Disburse N7.647tn to Intra-African Businesses

New AIDS Drug Set for Roll out in Nigeria

FEC Approves 13-year Science, Technology Roadmap for Nigeria

Lawyer Faults N’Assembly on Appropriation Bill

Jonathan Congratulates Adesina on World Food Prize Award

Crude Rises to One-week High as US Weekly Production Eases

Refineries: Kachikwu Says over Protectionism Will Lead to Loss of Assets, Jobs

Udoma: We’ll Mainstream SDGs into Budgets to Avoid Failure

Osinbajo Appoints 14 Chief Executives of Teaching Hospitals

Premature Explosion Kills Five Suicide Bombers

NIS Recruitment: Court Frowns at EFCC’s Shoddy Prosecution of Abba Moro, Others

Customs, Rice Farmers Sign MoU to Stop Rice Smuggling

Utomi Appointed Chairman of Goddy Jidenma Foundation

CAN Condemns Those Creating Tension, Division Among Nigerians

We’re Not Expelling Anyone from Kano, Says Ganduje

Court Grants SERAP Permission for Judicial Review of Spending of Paris Club Refunds

Evans Sues IG, Lagos CP, for Breach of Fundamental Rights

Don’t Shift Osun West Poll, Sheriff Warns INEC

UNN: Platform Petroleum Inaugurates Ultra-modern Multi-purpose Building

Bakassi Resettlement: FG Urged to Probe N37.5bn Relief Materials Sent to Cross River

IITA, Kwara Poly Partner in Fabrication of Farm Tools

Police Arraign Ondo Monarch over Alleged Destruction of College Land

UTME Mop-up: JAMB Directs Candidates to Print Slips

There’s No Scarcity of Passport Booklets, NIS Insists

UNIMAID Suicide Attacks: Students, Staff Unions Threaten to Keep Institution Locked

Court Gave Order for Evans, Gang Members to be Remain in our Custody for…




  • Cameroon repatriates 887 Nigerian refugees
  • Former Taraba governor, Suntai, is dead
  • VIDEO: Trump interrupts call to Irish leader to beckon over female reporter with ‘a nice smile’
  • Billionaire kidnapper, Evans, sues IGP
  • AUDIO ATTACHED: FG begins yam export to UK Thursday
  • Hi-Impact Planet, Lagos, launches Flume Ride
  • Ife National Museum appoints Lekan Alabi Cultural Ambassador •Ooni, Olubadan, Awujale endorse nomination
  • Institute for Tourism Professionals convokes investiture, symposium
  • Sallah: Nigerians lament high cost of commodities, lack of cash as Ramadan ends
  • Babachir’s replacement: North-East stakeholders decry imposition
  • Restructuring: Afenifere, PDP, UPP, others carpet FG
  • Aregbesola, former HOS trade accusation over alleged sale of Osun property in Lagos
  • Okowa, Emefiele identify MSMEs as fastest way to speedy development
  • C/River workers at loggerheads with govt over salaries, pensions
  • NUPENG suspends strike as Rivers govt intervenes in fixing bad roads
  • NCAA warns GSM providers, others to obtain permits
  • DPR allays fears over adulterated petroleum products in Bayelsa
  • Moderate rates, naira appreciation expected
  • Loan repayment: Banks’ shareholders push for takeover of Etisalat
  • Osunwon Omoluabi: We will stop at nothing to ensure compliance by all stakeholders —Osun govt
  • Oyo Perm Sec, Ogunesan, a worthy ambassador of Oke-Ogun —Group
  • Medical workers deliver free medical services to market users in Bodija



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