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Here are the major headlines for Wednesday, April 18, 2018

The Nation

  • JOHESU commences nationwide indefinite strike
  • 21 wedding guests killed in India road accident – Police
  • Taraba killings: Army declares five wanted
  • CommonwealthGames: Nigeria medalists owed $90,000
  • Kenya to restructure its police
  • Former U.S. First Lady Barbara Bush dies of heart failure
  • Troops kill four herders, arrest 20 others
  • Nigeria to create technology, innovation advisory council – Osinbajo
  • Access Lagos City Marathon unveils RevolutionPlus
  • Killings: Sack service chiefs now, senators tell Buhari
  • Ex-NSITF boss in $2.8m poll row with Eze
  • Nigeria’s economy to grow by 2.1 per cent, says IMF
  • Otun Olubadan’s twins freed
  • Bank reports judge to NJC, EFCC over ‘questionable’ judgment
  • $2.1b arms cash: I never collected any money from anywhere, says Secondus
  • CommonwealthGames: Nigeria medalists owed $90,000
  • Access Lagos City Marathon unveils RevolutionPlus
  • Lagos sweeps honours at Nestle Milo Western Conference Basketball Championships
  • CAF CC: Plateau United crash out
  • Mayweather to abandon retirement for McGregor
  • Transfer window: Plateau Utd, Kano Pillars get busy
  • Second edition of Dickson football tournament begins
  • Bida Poly spends N261m on staff allowance – Rector
  • Edo to revamp college campus to train basic school teachers
  • NIMASA, World Maritime Varsity sign MoU to develop maritime industry
  • Student’s death sparks protest in Bayelsa
  • Ibadan Poly students worried over cult attack at Matriculation
  • Students kick as UI hikes fees
  • Foundation lifts albino student with scholarship



The Sun

  • Herdsmen attack: Angry IDPs stone Al-Makura in Obi LGA
  • Trump, Obama, Clinton, others mourn Barbara Bush
  • US ex-First Lady, Barbara Bush, dies at 92
  • Soot pollution: FG to blame –Wike
  • Insecurity: Senators demand sack of service chiefs
  • $462m: Senate summons Adeosun, Dan-Ali, Emefiele
  • Kidnapped twins of Olubadan’s 2nd-in-command regain freedom
  • Again, police, Shi’ites clash in Abuja
  • Rising debt may hurt Nigeria, others, IMF warns
  • Party supremacy, invitation to dictatorship –Tinubu
  • Abia teachers on strike over 6 months salary arrears
  • ERGP: Bill Gates told Nigeria naked truth –NMA
  • Chibok: 30, not 15 schoolgirls, are alive –Salkida
  • 2019: Buhari appoints Keyamo campaign spokesman
  • INEC boss swears-in 7 new RECs
  • … Appointment not APC affair –Party
  • Poor supply: Electricity consumers demand reversal of privatisation programme, slam NERC
  • RMAFC recovers N57.7bn unremitted revenue from banks
  • Excise duty: Group pleads for brewery workers
  • Confederation Cup Playoff: Enyimba’ll subdue Bidvest Wits –Oladapo
  • Gold Coast 2018: Financial challenges affected tennis team -NTTF boss
  • Russia 2018: Osaze backs Russia to host successful W/Cup
  • Air pollution: 95% of world population breathes unsafe air – Study




  • Britain urges Nigeria, others to legalise same-sex marriage
  • Senate wants service chiefs sacked as herdsmen kill 78
  • Banks open vaults to households, corporates in new credit plan
  • US plans to send American ‘IS fighter’ to third country
  • Enyimba, Akwa United ready to exhale
  • Korea peace talks on agenda as reports say CIA chief met North Korea’s Kim
  • Former US first lady Barbara Bush dead at 92
  • Senate queries $462 million extra-budgetary helicopters purchase
  • Nigeria’s economy projected to grow 2.1% in 2018
  • Banks defraud government of N78.3 billion collected revenue
  • Thick smoke as another fire at Olusosun dumpsite envelopes Ojota
  • Neymar out until at least May 17, eyes ‘dream’ World Cup
  • RevolutionPlus agrees N500m five-year deal with Access Bank Lagos City Marathon
  • Onyekuru resumes training with Everton
  • Bayern rout Leverkusen to cruise into German Cup final
  • Ghana shocks Nigeria by seven wickets, hosts battle with Sierra Leone today
  • Inter move third to put pressure on Roman rivals
  • Oil, gas reserves to witness drastic reduction over climate change
  • ‘Why govt should review intervention funds’ model’
  • ‘Oil partners have invested over N8.4b in Nigeria’
  • 2019 elections: Nigeria’s youth arise
  • Bashar al-Assad, this is vintage American!
  • As race for Brick House begins
  • Three reasons Nigeria is the toughest country to govern
  • ‘Atiku’s presidency will transform Nigeria’




  • Secure Chibok girls, Leah’s rescue before 2019, Reps tell Buhari
  • Saudi to host cinema test screening with Black Panther
  • Woman killed after jet engine fails on US flight
  • Falae visits Obasanjo, says Buhari has failed
  • Man impregnates 13-year-old Beninoise maid
  • FMC doctor killed our baby – Parents
  • NAM moves to stop death in sports
  • Steps involved in pre-implantation genetic testing 1
  • Govt to issue 2,000 land titles to investors
  • Trump tweets support for US pastor jailed in Turkey
  • After-sales: Mandilas captures 63% of Toyota market share
  • Former US first lady Barbara Bush dead at 92
  • Eagles, Senegal, Morocco will struggle in Russia –Ex-Cameroon star
  • Did Nigerians truly ‘clamour’ for Buhari’s return?
  • Unity Bank, Oando, Skye Bank lift stock market
  • Man impregnates 13-year-old Beninoise maid
  • Gunmen kill father of three
  • Ogun community, CDC chairman battle over road repairs
  • ​Olusosun: Fire re-ignites as police arrest 80
  • Motorcylist bathes lover with acid over alleged infidelity
  • Fire kills Lagos businesswoman, maid, houseboy
  • Nigerian students killed by tree on Cameroon school trip
  • Suspected Fulani herdsmen sack Benue community, kill village head
  • Varsity suspends lecturer over sex-for-mark allegations
  • Falae visits Obasanjo, says Buhari has failed
  • Delta APC attacks Saraki over Omo-Agege’s suspension
  • Ekiti APC delegates can’t be bought — Faparusi
  • Bamidele urges free, fair Ekiti APC gov primary
  • Buhari has had to spend inordinate time cleaning PDP’s rot —Tinubu
  • Tinubu blames Jonathan, others for country’s woe




  • Taraba Killings: Army Declares 5 Wanted
  • Nigerian To Represent Africa On UN Rights Panel
  • Alleged Fraud In NEMA: No Amount Of Blackmail “Ll Deter Us From Doing Our Job – Reps C’ttee
  • Photos: Nigerian Special Forces Unit During Military Demonstration
  • Gunmen Kidnap Election Staff, Burn Voter Documents
  • Edo Govt To Run Multi-Campus College Of Education
  • 21 Dead As Truck Flies Off Bridge
  • JOHESU Commences Nationwide Indefinite Strike
  • VC Calls For Strengthening Of Nigeria’s Tax System, Administration
  • Group Faults Uduaghan, Diden On Senatorial Aspiration
  • Senator Tasks FG On Proactive Measures To Check Flooding
  • Looting Of NEMA By Sani Sidi, 7 Others
  • REVEALED: Kenya To Embark On Police Reforms
  • Breaking: Former US First Lady ‘Barbara Bush’ Is Dead
  • 30 Chibok Schoolgirls, Not 15, Are Alive— Salkida
  • My Comments On World Bank Loan Not In El-Rufai’s Speech — Bala
  • Pro-Boxing: Negotiations for Joshua, Wilder fight intensify in New York
  • Ndidi: Going to World Cup still like a dream
  • FIFA probes Russian federation over racist chants
  • 2018 Milo Basketball National tourney:Niger, Benue secure final tickets
  • VAR’s half-time penalty call sparks more controversy
  • Neymar out of action until at least May 17
  • My wife was caught by her lover’s spouse!
  • He ended our marriage on the phone!
  • Men too are victims of domestic violence




  • You Won’t Be Lucky If Oil Plunges Again, IMF Warns Nigeria,…
  • Hot FM Berths in Lagos, Promises New Experience with Visual Radio
  • Senators Demand Sack of Security Chiefs over Escalating Herdsmen Killings
  • Ibadan’s Abducted Twins Freed after Payment of N10m Ransom
  • Court to Deliver Judgment June 5 on Buhari’s Medical Bill Suit
  • Keyamo Named Buhari Campaign Spokesman
  • Customs Impounds 48 Vehicles in Sokoto
  • Kaduna Dep Gov Apologises over Remarks on World Bank Loan
  • No drainpipe project under Obaseki
  • Obaseki to partner private investors on mechanised farming for inclusive agric devt.
  • Edo Govt to run multi-campus college of education
  • Edo commences construction of 20 tech-driven Primary Health Centres before month end
  • Buhari: I’m More Concerned About Security, the Economy Than 2019 Polls
  • Market Analysts Push for SEC’s Independence as Regulator
  • Hot FM Berths in Lagos, Promises New Experience with Visual Radio
  • Senators Demand Sack of Security Chiefs over Escalating Herdsmen Killings
  • Ibadan’s Abducted Twins Freed after Payment of N10m Ransom
  • Lagos, Oyo, Edo Top States with Unclaimed PVCs
  • APC Fixes May 14 for Convention
  • Former Ondo REC Accuses Mimiko of Attempted Bribery
  • IDA Launches Inaugural Bond
  • Custodian and Allied Grows Profit to N7.3bn, Declares 32k Final…
  • Report: Nigeria Appears Risky to Long-term Foreign Investors
  • Why Are We So Poorly Served




  • Ogun PDP: INEC reverses self, recognises Dayo-led exco
  • 2019: Nigerians will unite to ease out Buhari —Falae
  • Court affirms Adetimehin as Ondo APC chairman
  • FG vows to save Nigerian languages from extinction
  • SDP will wrestle power from APC in Bauchi state
  • Olusosun: Police take over Ojota motor park
  • Ambode’s visit cripples transport activities in Apapa
  • Abuja protest clash: PDP calls for immediate inquest
  • 2 dead, 3 injured as borrow pit collapses in Jigawa
  • 20-year-old welder killed at politician’s residence in Maiduguri
  • ICPC docks ex-chairman of Kwara Poly Governing Council over bribe
  • 53-year-old visa applicant bags 2yrs in jail for lying to UK embassy
  • Motorcyclist gets N50,000 bail over alleged knocking down of pedestrian
  • Man commits suicide over loss in European league bet
  • Economic activities gradually picking up, says chamber of commerce president
  • ‘I was a teacher for 17 years, but I couldn’t read or write’
  • US, Britain, France launch missile strikes on Syria
  • Protesters lay corpses at UN’s door
  • Facebook CEO, Zuckerberg, says his own data was also shared by Cambridge Analytica
  • Experts say CBN’s 2018 single-digit inflation rate target not feasible
  • Shippers Council charges
  • Treat shippers fairly, NSC urges shipping companies
  • 34 ships laden with petroleum products, food items to arrive Lagos port
  • UCH treated 300 patients with drug-resistant TB in 8 years
  • 15% of all infertile Nigerian men have no sperm —Study
  • Is your heartbeat too fast or too slow?
  • Testing among male partners, missing link for HIV control —Experts





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