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Here are the major headlines for Tuesday, July 17, 2018


  • Observer groups reject Ekiti election results
  • Controversy over alleged missing Nigerian soldiers
  • Industry loses N240b to eight million uninsured automobiles
  • Tornado Trump rips diplomatic swathe across Europe
  • All-conquering French team arrives to rousing welcome
  • Warren Buffett donates $3.4 billion to 5 charities
  • EFCC disowns tweet on Fayose
  • UK’s official Brexit campaign fined, referred to police
  • Furore as FG aborts southern leaders’ trip for pro-restructuring rally
  • Executive Order 6 is constitutional, FG insists
  • The Guardian to hold Finance Roundtable Award July 27
  • Conspiracy theorists say World Cup final fixed
  • Murray drops to lowest tennis rankings
  • International Badminton Classic starts tomorrow
  • Tandoh lauds Ambode, fans during World Cup
  • Buhari orders repatriation of stranded Nigerians in Russia
  • Nine coaches awarded IOC triathlon certificate
  • Scale up data analytics to improve products offering, banks urged
  • SEC restates commitment to robust capital market
  • How to foster innovative banking, by Heritage, CIBN, others
  • ‘Our population headcount is vague, unverifiable and so will our voter registration’
  • Buhari not a democrat, says Ayodele Fayose
  • Fayemi’s victory, a triumph of the progressives, Aregbesola declares
  • Ananaba pledges to promote developmental law
  • Transition of an incorruptible Judge
  • We secured 142 convictions in six months, says EFCC
  • 44 dead, 20 missing after Katsina downpour
  • Frank Edwards, Sammie Okposo To Headline The African Praise Experience 2018




  • Group to Organise Executive Development Programme
  • Middle Belt Leaders Restate Stand on Restructuring
  • We Do Not Owe Ansbury, Says Oando
  • Buhari’s Invitation by ICC, an Indictment, Says PDP
  • Southern Leaders’ Flight Denied Landing Permit, Nwodo Warns Nigeria Sliding into…
  • Ortom Quits APC, Akume Eyes Senate Presidency
  • Crude Oil Price Drops to $73 amid Tight Supply, Outages
  • Tackling Youth Unemployment
  • IMF Raises Nigeria’s 2019 Growth Forecast to 2.3%
  • Nigeria is Safe, Secure for Investment, Buhari Assures 20 CEOs in…
  • Police Place N5m Bounty for Information on Killing of 11 Officers
  • National Carrier: Minister Meets Airplane Manufacturers, Prospective Investors
  • ExxonMobil Faults Picketing of Its Offices by Former Staff
  • FG: Executive Order 6 Constitutional
  • NBM to Discuss Environment
  • Kwara APC Berates Nabena over Comments on Saraki
  • Buhari Seeks Improved Relationship With Legislature
  • Compulsory Retirement: Court Fixes Date to Decide Ex-DSS Spokesperson, Ogar’s Fate
  • ‘Fintechs Will Assume Prominent Role in Banking’
  • SON Sensitises Farmers on Adulterated Pesticides
  • Farmcrowdy Wins Digital Business of the Year Award
  • Afreximbank Declares $57.53m Dividend
  • Langat: There are Huge Infrastructure Challenges in Nigeria
  • Delayed NLNG Train 7 Set to Get Underway
  • Firm Invests N98bn in Local Content Development for Oil Sector
  • FG’s Auto Policy Revives 29 Licenced Assembly Plants




  • Ekiti election: Fayose breaks silence, says “I will laugh last”
  • Killer of former Ondo deputy governor daughter remand in Prison
  • Executive Order 6, most potent weapon against corruption, says Lai Mohammed
  • How Buhari is tackling insecurity —Presidency
  • Army denies attack on soldiers, capturing of military vehicles by Boko Haram
  • EU/UNICEF water facilities makes our lives better ―Osun School pupils
  • Buhari doesn’t deserve second term, He lied to Nigerians ―Turaki
  • Site workers escape death as building collapses in Anambra
  • Election observer NGOs advocate urgent legislation against vote ―buying
  • Ekiti 2018: We’ve learnt our lessons, Mega Party says
  • Ekiti: 20 of our members still unaccounted for ―PDP
  • Obaseki places N10 million bounty on killers of four policemen
  • Great benefits await Nigeria in ACFTA membership —Osinbajo
  • Tension in Osun as suspected hoodlums attacks NUJ secretary
  • Five family members die in auto crash as vehicle plunges into river
  • Unknown gunmen kill, set four policemen ablaze
  • Drama as mob punishes alleged rapist for defiling 7-year-old girl
  • Indonesian villagers kill nearly 300 crocodiles in revenge attack
  • Death toll in Pakistan election rally bombing rises to 149
  • 2 die celebrating France’s World Cup 2018 win over Croatia
  • Donald Trump calls Queen ‘fantastic’ ahead of Vladimir Putin meeting
  • Invest in exploration to increase oil and gas reserves, expert urges FG
  • IPMAN urges NASS to pass petroleum governance bill
  • France assures Nigeria on security, trade —Envoy
  • China offshore oil coy to invest $3bn in Nigeria




  • 10 soldiers’ corpses recovered after B’Haram attack – Military sources
  • Buhari seeks the Netherlands’ cooperation on repatriation of stolen funds
  • Buhari orders repatriation of Nigerians stranded in Russia
  • I don’t believe foreigners are involved in Nigeria’s killings – French envoy
  • Poor funding affecting state judiciary —CJN
  • 9bn fraud: Judge gets September deadline to conclude Orji Kalu’s trial
  • Presidency faults Buhari’s critics on handling of killings
  • NNPC, Cross River plan 14MW oil palm-biodiesel project
  • Third Mainland Bridge will be shut for three days – FG
  • Alleged sexual harassment: Victim’s absence stalls UNILAG investigation
  • Future of higher education belongs to private varsities — NUC
  • Joshua to defend titles against Povetkin Sept 22
  • Balogun joins Brighton for pre-season
  • Ex-gov Nyako, son dump APC for ADC
  • Ekiti poll: TMG, TI, SERAP condemn vote-buying by parties
  • Osun polls: APC to choose candidate through direct primary
  • Obaseki places N10m bounty on killers of four Edo cops
  • Ortom declares intention to defect from APC
  • Sergeants, others nabbed for kidnapping NPC worker



The Nation

  • Katsina flood: Buhari directs NEMA’s intervention, death toll hits 44
  • National Carrier: Sirika meets aircraft manufacturers investors in UK
  • Boko Haram: Buratai meets with top commanders in Maiduguri
  • Ekiti election: INEC dares Olusola to head for court
  • Fed Govt restates commitment to prisons reform, decongestion
  • BoI secures $750mn Afreximbank loan at single digits for MSMEs
  • Executive Order 6 most potent weapon against corruption, says Fed Govt
  • Customs seizes N48m wood
  • NPA bans empty containers from ports
  • APC describes Ortom’s alledged exit from party as rumour
  • Okorocha: I’ve no quarrels with Southeast APC leaders, ministers
  • Governors to Fayose: We’ll miss your invaluable contributions
  • Ortom, Ishaku, middle belt leaders calls for restructuring
  • Taraba police commissioner attacked, scores feared killed
  • 37-year-old declare to run for Abia South senate
  • Rivers seals 9mobile office over N108m tax default
  • The Nation’s Maritime Conference holds today




  • My Govt Believes In Democracy — Buhari
  • Dutch Prime Minister promises to help Nigeria fight terrorism
  • IMF Upgrades Nigeria’s 2019 GDP Growth Forecast To 2.3%
  • NNPC To Generate 14MW Electricity From Cross River Bio-Diesel Project
  • Planned pro-restructuring rally : South, M-Belt leaders blast FG for aborting Benue trip
  • Enugu Beats 15% UN Tax Revenue To GDP Benchmark—FOWLER
  • Nigeria’s Digital Economy To Generate $88bn By 2021
  • Edo Govt, IG Place N15m Bounty On Killers Of 11 Policemen
  • Suspected Killer Of Ex-Ondo Dep Gov’s Daughter Remanded In Prison
  • Buhari Turning Nigeria To Banana Republic —Owie
  • Premier Cool Set To Excite Football Lovers With 5-Aside Football Competition
  • Shortage Of Quality Lubricants Encourages Adulteration – Mobil
  • EKITI POLL: Buhari Not A Democrat — Fayose
  • OML 30 Communities Demand Removal Of CDB


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