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


  • Osinbajo inaugurates N107bn BUA’s Sokoto cement plant
  • Killings: Buratai relocates to North-East, military parades seven Plateau suspects
  • Court orders Enugu AG, prisons to produce 32 detained Pro-Biafra agitators
  • Recovered bodies of policemen spark protest in Kaduna
  • Alleged forgery: No complaint against Adeosun, say police
  • Metering: You’re wrong, power distributors reply Fashola
  • FG, Ethiopian Airlines in talks over national carrier
  • Varsity student found dead in well after SARS invasion of hostel
  • Atiku promises to end Boko Haram as president
  • Ekiti Assembly rejects election results, adjourns till October
  • Election fell short of global standards, say US observer group, others
  • We didn’t engage in vote-buying like APC, says PDP
  • Imo Assembly serves deputy gov impeachment notice
  • Rivers revenue agency pickets NDDC over unpaid N600m taxes
  • Osun: 3,439 delegates pick PDP candidate Saturday
  • Enugu residents lament high cost of melon
  • Edo Assembly calls for panel of inquiry on four murdered policemen
  • Man accuses UCH of administering expired vaccine to his son
  • I snatch motorcycles because people no longer build houses – Bricklayer



The Nation

  • Buhari seeks ICC’s action on corruption cases, IFFs
  • Senate confirms Smith as PSC chairman
  • Court serves Dasuki’s release order on DSS
  • Banks, ex-CEOs indicted as N720b cash disappears
  • EFCC re-arraigns Kalu for ‘laundering N7.6b state funds’
  • Katsina flood death toll hits 52
  • Flood destroys 100 houses in Yobe
  • We didn’t stop plane from landing in Makurdi for political reasons, says Air Force
  • Fracas as Police on VP convoy clash with customs officials in Katsina
  • Six more states join Fed Govt’s Conditional Cash Transfer scheme
  • Fed Govt’s plane to evacuate stranded Nigerians from Russia
  • ICAN urges Fed Govt to sell off idle assets
  • IPC condemns attack on Osun NUJ officialsFidelity Bank donates N50m to LSSTF
  • My security yet to be restored 72 hours after election – Fayose
  • Ayade is BusinessDay Best Governor in Agriculture
  • Benue has not known peace since January, says Ortom
  • Ondo seeks Fed Govt’s help to tackle ocean surge
  • Ekiti APC: we didn’t buy votes to win poll
  • Three children die in Jigawa gas explosion
  • I’ll stop killings if elected president, says Olawepo-Hashim




  • We will need N242bn for 2019 elections, Buhari writes Senate
  • Katsina Flood: FG To Assist Affected Victims— Osinbajo
  • Steel: Nigeria Enriching China, Dogara Warns
  • Dasuki sets to regain freedom as Judge signs bail application
  • PTAD Pays 5,382 Newly Enrolled Pensioners N1.7bn Outstanding Arrears
  • State Govts. Refusal To Pay Pension Impede Growth Of CPS — Operator
  • NSC Charges Terminal Operators To Automate Operations
  • Herdsmen Kill 6 Persons Who Brought Stolen Cows To Market
  • Jumia @6: ‘We’ve Made Sustainable Impact On Nigerian Economy’
  • Super Eagles Supporters, Others Spend $1.9b At Russia 2018
  • Defection: No Plans To Dump PDP For APC, Says Umahi
  • 2019: Buhari has right of first refusal —APC
  • APC Summons Ortom, Akume To Abuja
  • Owerri shut down, as protesters kick against plot to impeach Madumere
  • Primary 5 Pupil Kidnaps Master’s 10-Yr-Old Son For N150,000 Ransom




  • Code of Conduct Tribunal: It’s been three tough years ―Saraki
  • Baale of Mowo stool: Court orders parties to maintain status quo
  • US Consulate, FSD offer follow-up training, support to emerging entrepreneurs
  • Nigerian enrollment in US schools goes up yearly ―Envoy
  • Oshiomhole defies court order, swears in factional Delta APC chair
  • APC in Osun West Senatorial District, 12 guber aspirants
  • ANN opens Benue State secretariat in Makurdi
  • Bayelsa APC writes Buhari to call Dickson to order
  • Protesters shut down Imo over impeachment plot to oust deputy governor
  • 2019: Atiku woos Dankwambo for support
  • Suspected homosexual escapes lynching in Anambra
  • Benin city residents protest death of infant in flood
  • 3-year-old baby missing in Anambra
  • Quack doctor arrested for killing two patients in Ondo
  • Meghan, Harry pay tribute to Nelson Mandela as they tour new London exhibition
  • Five-foot tsunami strikes Spanish resorts
  • Trump-Putin summit: US president under fire over poll meddling comments
  • Barack Obama to deliver 2018 Nelson Mandela lecture
  • Mobil reiterates commitment to improved workers’ welfare
  • FG to strengthen partnership with AARDO to boost rural agriculture ―Lokpobiri
  • Invest in exploration to increase oil and gas reserves, expert urges FG
  • IPMAN urges NASS to pass petroleum governance




  • Buhari demands N242b for 2019 elections
  • Poor economy may hinder 30% broadband target
  • France’s victory with more blacks means Africa can win World Cup, says Chukwu
  • Stock market investors lose N11billion on trading floor
  • Policemen in Osinbajo’s convoy attack customs officials in Katsina
  • 100 years since his birth, South Africa pays tribute to Mandela
  • Elon Musk apologizes to British caver for ‘pedo’ slur
  • Former Nigeria’s chief justice Katsina-Alu dies
  • Police arrest man for allegedly killing mother in Osun
  • Osinbajo visits as death toll in Katsina flood rises to 52
  • Fayose visits Ewi of Ado Ekiti over alleged harassment, withdrawal of security aides
  • Traditional games for schools hold at Rowe Park
  • Visa releases details of spending at Russia 2018
  • Azimuth Shipping Tennis hots up in Lagos
  • Oliseh ties France’s World Cup win to African talents
  • ‘Fijabi will fall at GOtv Boxing Night 15’
  • Stephen Keshi Stadium for test-run ahead of CAA ASABA 2018 Athletics
  • Edo APC youths threaten to withdraw support for Obaseki in 2020
  • Ekiti Poll: Yoruba group, SERAP flay ‘see and buy’ voting
  • Voter inducement as flipside of security vote regime




  • APC Orders Fresh Congresses in Imo State
  • Atiku Promises to Eliminate Boko Haram Insurgency
  • National Council on N’Delta to Address Security, Devt, Others
  • FG Begins Negotiation for Acquisition of Aircraft for National Carrier
  • Again, Navy Impound over 828 Bags of Rice in Akwa Ibom,…
  • EX-CJN Katsina-Alu is Dead
  • Health Minister: Primary Health Care Gulps 64% Funding in Health Sector
  • Oil Companies Shut down Fields for 180 Days Annually
  • Buhari at ICC, Promises to Conduct Credible, Violence-free Polls in 2019
  • Katsina Flood Death Toll Rises to 58
  • Landing Permit: We Received No Application, Says NAF
  • Ortom Snubs APC as Party Leaders Move to Stop Defection
  • EFCC Re-arraigns Abia Governor, Kalu for N7.65bn Fraud
  • APC, PDP Deny Cash-for-Vote Accusation
  • AGF, EFCC, Boycott House Sitting on Probe of Recovered Loot
  • Task Force Arrests, Parades Seven More Suspects over Plateau Killings
  • 2019 Presidency: Time will Determine My Ambition, Says Saraki
  • Group Asks ICC to Tackle Buhari on Middle Belt Killing
  • IST Updates Judges, Lawyers, Stakeholders on Capital Market Jurisprudence
  • AFC Grants Waltersmith $35m Facility for Refinery Project
  • Ecobank Fails against Honeywell as Supreme Court Dismisses Appeals
  • Report: Nigeria to Benefit from Trade War


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