Here are the major headlines for Thursday, May 23, 2019

The Nation

  • 2 die in Police/MASSOB clash in Onitsha 
  • Telecoms sector attracts $70b investment 
  • Obasanjo’s divorce suit: Inability to serve petition to estranged wife stalls proceedings 
  • APC to new NGF leadership: help entrench democracy in Nigeria 
  • Breaking: Osinbajo chairs valedictory NEC session 
  • BREAKING: Court convicts ex-NIMASA acting DG Obi 
  • Breaking: Court stops women journalists elections in Lagos 
  • Boroffice emerges APAS’s BoT Chair 
  • Pastor nabbed for kidnapping 11-year old child in Anambra 
  • Naira Marley: EFCC seeks partnership with artistes against internet fraud 
  • Trump walks out on Democrats as impeachment talk heats up 
  • 195 Nigerians return from Libya —NEMA
  • Onitsha building collapse: Police confirm two dead, three rescued 
  • PDP demands apology over allegations 
  • Drug trafficking: Airport Scanners not functioning optimally – Dabiri-Erewa
  • Why I didn’t sack cabinet, by Buhari
  • Okunnu: NPA should be blamed for Apapa gridlock
  • Updated: NGF elects Fayemi as new Chairman 
  • Soyinka cautions govt on Obasanjo’s comments
  • I’ll abide by judiciary’s decisions always, says Buhari  
  • Atiku’s motion rejected as court president quits panel
  • Southwest governors endorse Fayemi for NGF chair 
  • MTN Nigeria Communications hits N1.12tr gain
  • Ex-Air chief Amosu, EFCC in plea bargain talks 
  • House of Reps: Obiano, Okorocha, Wike boost Gbajabiamila’s, Wase’s chances 
  • Oil prices drop three per cent to $70 
  • Wike to GOC: PDP defeated you and your party
  • Kidnappers of Kaduna pastor, daughter, 15 others demand N15m ransom
  • An open letter to Nigerian Ports Authority 
  • Police arrest 25 suspected cultists, kidnappers in Bayelsa 
  • Navy hands over 22 suspected oil thieves, two vessels to EFCC
  • Buratai to troops: more weapons coming to fight insurgents
  • Kalu: I held peace talks with Venezuelan President Maduro 
  • Patience Jonathan’s N200m suit against EFCC for hearing Oct. 16 
  • Presidency to restore traffic sanity to Apapa in 14 days
  • Family of ‘gang-raped’ girl objects to police investigation
  • Dickson is chair PDP govs forum 
  • Breaking: Fayemi elected chairman Governors’ Forum
  • [Breaking] Insecurity: Buhari, Katsina governor meet inside Aso Rock 
  • Buhari to Judiciary: I’ll abide by your decisions at all times 
  • Eight people die in Benue IDPs camp in five months 
  • Nigeria’s assets in UK not at risk, says AGF 
  • Russia accuses U.S. of trying to overthrow Maduro in Venezuela 
  • Nigeria’s fight against corruption, insecurity is on — Osinbajo 
  • Kidnappers of Kaduna Pastor, 16 others demand N15M ransom 



  • VIDEO: Operation Puff Adder engages bandits in Katsina forest
  • Football: CAF Champions League title winners
  • Premier League welcome Sterling’s offer to tackle racism
  • Police seize 1,665 cars from criminal gang
  • Obasanjo’s divorce suit: Inability to serve petition on wife stalls proceedings
  • China lodges protest with US over ‘bullying’ of Huawei
  • I didn’t accuse foreign airlines of running drug cartels, says Dabiri – Erewa
  • Ten killed in Mexico shoot-out between alleged criminals
  • APC congratulates Fayemi on election as NGF chair
  • Man allegedly murders mistress’ husband in Kwara
  • Brothers die from generator fumes in Lagos
  • Malaysian arraigned for attempting to defraud Polaris Bank of €250m
  • Scores killed, others missing in fresh Akwa Ibom/Cross River crisis
  • Driver who killed four, injured 10 Anambra schoolchildren nabbed
  • Two former NBA Ikeja chairmen, treasurer arraigned for N20m fraud
  • Woman allegedly kills own baby during delivery in Ebonyi
  • Fire guts BRT bus on Third Mainland Bridge
  • APC congratulates Fayemi on election as NGF chair
  • BREAKING: Osinbajo, state govs hold NEC valedictory session
  • Fayemi emerges chairman, Nigeria Governors’ Forum
  • Group accuses Ajimobi of creating problems for Makinde
  • Reps under my leadership gave Buhari maximum support –Dogara
  • GOC’s bribery allegation against me false –Wike
  • Chinese companies’ investments in Nigeria hit $20bn –CCCN
  • MTN, Vitafoam, 10 others push stock market higher
  • Electricity generation falls to 2,616MW, six plants idle
  • Nigeria must prepare for next global economic crisis — Emefiele
  • FG, states grow debt by N12.27tn in 42 months
  • FGN’s May bonds oversubscribed by N171b


The Guardian

  • Site engineer, others trapped under collapsed four-storey building in Onitsha
  • Modi claims India poll victory, vows ‘inclusive’ future
  • FIFA drops plans for 48-team 2022 World Cup
  • Pressure on CJN to resign as Bulkachuwa steps down
  • How discriminatory admission criteria, poor performance haunt unity schools
  • Atiku reacts to Bulkachuwa’s recusal from tribunal
  • UN names Ebola czar for DR Congo outbreak
  • Nigerian Army says 22 suspected criminals arrested in Sokoto
  • Putin does not watch caricatures of himself, Kremlin says of BBC show
  • Salkida says ‘officials threatening’ him over reports
  • Court convicts ex-NIMASA DG over N136 million fraud
  • Revealed: How IAAF’s $135,000 was ‘spent’
  • Uncertainty over Serena fitness, Osaka form at Roland Garros
  • Flying Eagles set for Qatar as FIFA U-20 World Cup kicks off
  • Money won’t stop your treatment, Otedola assures Christian Chukwu
  • Federer, Nadal threaten Djokovic bid for historic Slam
  • Troubled Costa hit by ankle ligament injury, reveal Atletico
  • Imo speakership race and making of a ‘Saraki’
  • At valedictory session, VP, ministers wish Buhari well in second term
  • Bauchi Assembly’s swivel dance with anti-graft legislation
  • LISTEN: Zlatan Ibile Narrates His EFCC Ordeal In New Song ‘4 Days In Ekotie Eboh’
  • 5 Times A Text Message Is Better Than A Phone Call
  • Kris Jenner Reveals Inspiration Behind Kim Kardashian And Kanye West’s Son’s Name, Psalm
  • FG charged to priotise empowerment above financial inclusion
  • How U.S.-China trade war benefits Nigeria, by ABCON
  • Persistent bulls run pushes market index further by N408b




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