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Here are the major headlines for Thursday, May 24, 2018


Buhari yet to get 2018 budget from National Assembly

Killings: National Assembly set to approve special funding for security agencies

Electoral Act: Again, card reader divides Reps

Xenophobia: Reps summon minister, Dabiri-Erewa over killing of Nigerians

HoS plans salary increase, others to boost civil service

Nigeria’s industrial production has fallen by 41% –AfDB

Two modular refineries’ll begin operations next year –FG

8.2 million pupils get free meal in 24 states, Presidency says

NDPHC inaugurates two injection substations in Lagos

$16bn power projects: Refer Obasanjo, Jonathan to EFCC, SERAP tells Buhari

Group asks court to jail JOHESU officials for failing to suspend strike

Police arrest 47 Biafra agitators in Abia

TMG, Adebanjo, others knock Buhari for hailing Abacha

Police arrest 73-year-old for raping, impregnating girl, 14 • nab woman for abducting kid in market

Obaseki signs anti-human trafficking law

LASU best graduating student gets Ambode’s N5m, scholarship

Bandits abduct 21 passengers, kidnap 10 others in Kaduna

Lagos embedded power project kicks off in July

Cholera kills 16 in Adamawa, Kano, 176 hospitalised

Ondo residents bemoan 10-year power outage

Man seeking business boom defrauded of N4.7m by herbalists



The Nation

Buhari directs NNPC, oil firms to release fund for Ogoni clean-up

FEC okays N5.19b for Osun, Ekiti roads

DHQ to AI: stop cooking reports against military

14.8 million affected by Boko Haram, Nigeria tells UN

Court to continue ex-PDP spokesman Metuh’s trial in his absence

Alleged N450m: Ex-Minister applies to court to change counsel

Presidency faults Amnesty report on security agencies

Facebook, CcHub unveil first hub in Africa, NG_Hub, in Lagos

NERC okays 22 firms for meter procurement

Report: Banks won’t lower lending rates

Govt intensifies Ebola screening at airports

N950m fraud: Shekarau, two others to be arraigned today

Channel your energy to making Nigeria great, Kolade tells Nigerians

Ambode adopts LASU’s best graduating student

Wike is enjoying immunity, says Fed Govt

Bauchi deputy governor resigns

Army officers’ wives remodel school building in Ikorodu

Community disowns Offa robbery suspect




Buhari-Obasanjo faceoff: Crossfire, as supporters bombard each other

Insecurity: Security Chiefs at Senate, Demand Special Funding

FG Hasn’t Awarded 2nd Niger Bridge Contract —Reps C’ttee

N400m Fraud: Metuh made my court look like accident scene- Justice Abang

Nigeria Heading For Collapse Except…—NIGN

Oil Spill: NOSDRA, SPDC Accused of Deliberate Delay

BoI Partners SMEDAN, NEXIM to Ease SME Loans

Protest: Intersociety Berates Anambra Catholics for Opting Out

Nigeria’s Fate in Hands of Journalists —Ayade

Opposition Parties to Boycott Nasarawa LG Polls

My Wonder Goal Meant To Convince Rohr — Usman Mohammed

Battle for Soul of Imo APC Intensifies, As Parallel Executives Emerge

Kebbi Plans Economic Corridor Office with Niger Republic

Igbemo Ekiti Stakeholders Rally behind Fayemi

Cultist kills rival, sells severed hands for N5,000 in Ogun




  • Presidency Faults Amnesty International Report Alleging Rights Violation by Military
  • Nigeria’s Anti-corruption Drive Excites UN
  • Immunity is Your Saving Grace, FG Tells Nyesom Wike
  • House to Reintroduce Contentious Election Reorder Bill
  • Again naira falters on parallel market, now $366/$
  • Nigerians Flay Buhari for Commending Abacha
  • Senate Canvasses Special Funding for Security
  • PDP Petitions ICC, UN over Buhari’s Comment on Rights Violations
  • Restructuring Takes Centre Stage as UNN Honours Soyinka, Tinubu, Lawmaker
  • FAAC Begins Talks on Review of Revenue Formula
  • Kaduna Senators Ask Banks Not to Grant Loans to el- Rufai
  • SERAP, CNPP Ask Buhari to Probe Obasanjo, Jonathan over $16bn Power…
  • Crises Arising from APC Congresses Will Be Resolved Before Convention, Says…
  • Oyo-Ita: Why Minimum Wage Increase is on the Table
  • Nigerian Soldiers Rape Starving Women in IDP Camps, Says Amnesty International
  • My Incarceration is Divine, Says Jang
  • Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC)
  • EFCC to Arraign Shekarau, Ize-Iyamu, Imasuen, Others
  • Obaseki Signs Anti-human Trafficking Bill into Law
  • NLC Celebrates Falana at 60
  • N450m Campaign Funds: Court Adjourns Belgore, Suleman’s Case to June 25
  • NNPC to Pay N2.1bn Debt Owed NPA This Week
  • NDU Crisis: Bayelsa APC Vindicates Dickson
  • Onu: Nigeria to Partner North Korea on Space Technology
  • AFRIMA 2018: AU Unveils Calendar in Accra
  • Union Bank Introduces Robotics into Banking
  • NSE Year-to-date Returns Fall to 4.9% as Bears Consolidate Hold…
  • Spearhead Tourism Marketing in Nigeria, Transcorp MD Tells Govt
  • ‘Nigeria Can Generate Huge Revenue from Software Export’




  • Coalition threatens to force Amnesty International out of Nigeria
  • Nuhu Gidado, Bauchi Dep Gov resigns
  • Group drums support for Amnesty International, says protesters were hired
  • Gov Dickson to host Bayelsa Heroes Award Dinner on Democracy Day
  • NASS yet to transmit budget to Buhari ―Udoma
  • Ekiti 2018: CSO demands increased security in Ekiti
  • NNPC to pay N2.1bn debt this week ―NPA
  • Plateau state governor, Simon Lalong
  • I spent 40 days at EFCC prison, got revelation from God ―gov Lalong
  • PDP alerts ICC, UN over Buhari’s boast on rights violations
  • Bauchi Gov accepts resignation of Deputy, wishes him well
  • Power project: Fayose chides Buhari, Obasanjo over $16bn controversy
  • Protesters storm Abuja Amnesty International office
  • Amnesty International plans to release false report of rape in IDP camps —DHQ
  • 25-year-old student remanded in prison for allegedly killing girlfriend
  • Man bags 2years imprisonment for unlawful possession of cannabis sativa
  • 5 herbalists docked for allegedly fleeing with N4.7m
  • Housewife files divorce suit against debtor husband
  • Court jails 29-year-old for peddling 60
  • Prince Harry stung by bee in first outing at Buckingham Palace
  • North Korean meeting with US may not hold in June —Trump
  • South Korea’s Moon visits US ahead of Trump-Kim summit
  • Harry and Meghan put honeymoon on hold, return to palace, release official wedding photos
  • GDP: Manufacturers’ resilience, ingenuity drives growth ―MAN
  • GDP: Economist blames NASS for slowdown posted in Q1
  • MPC retains interest rate at 14%
  • Vodacom business Nigeria scoops three accolades at the beacon of ICT Awards




  • Barcelona and Spain legend Iniesta signs for Japan’s Vissel Kobe
  • Senate makes fresh move to end killings, kidnappings
  • Balancing rhetoric and action in varsity funding
  • Investors lose N100 billion in three trading days
  • NANF counsels sports minister over FIFA’s $2m World Cup grant
  • Malaysian ex-prime minister quizzed for second time over graft claims
  • Amnesty highlights sex-for-food claims in Boko Haram-hit Nigeria
  • Death toll from south India protests rises to 13
  • UK set to demand EU repayment in Brexit satellite row
  • Reps accuse BPP of delaying second Niger bridge contract
  • Minister dismisses Wike’s murder plot
  • Ndidi recovering ‘faster than expected’ for Nigeria
  • Eagles can’t stop Messi at World Cup, says Diego Simeone
  • Unai Emery advised to offload Iwobi, Cech, Ozil
  • Omeruo, Stephen Eze shine in Eagles training
  • Laloko commends Eagles Team B despite loss to Atletico Madrid
  • Top players ruled out by injury
  • Nigeria’s leasing industry deals reach N1.44 trillion
  • Osinbajo meets beneficiaries of MarketMoni scheme in Kano
  • ABCON, NFIU complete training on anti-money laundering
  • Rochas Okorocha’s swan song
  • Buhari and the guerilla band
  • The past as Buhari’s utopia
  • Media should focus more on council development, says Sofola
  • Violence, imposition of candidates threaten Gombe APC unity
  • Fayose mocks Buhari, Obasanjo over $16 billion power project


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