Here are the major headlines for Wednesday, May 22, 2019

The Guardian

  • National Assembly bows to pressure, drops media restrictions
  • Nigeria loses N52b yearly to iron, steel smuggling
  • ‘Nigerian startups lost $10m ICT funds to corruption’
  • Don’t speak for Boko Haram, herdsmen, Afenifere tells FG
  • Minister, AFN in marathon meeting over IAAF’s ‘missing’ $135,000
  • Young Muslim women urged to leverage on technology
  • Buhari orders immediate removal of trucks around Apapa
  • Confusion as Lagos Assembly keeps mum over 2019 appropriation bill
  • Tribunal to hear application against Justice Bulkachuwa today
  • Panic as BRT bus catches fire on Third Mainland Bridge
  • NNPC remits N1.26tr to federation account, PWDs seek five per cent of jobs
  • Man City and PSG ‘playthings of a state’: Liga chief
  • Hazard is my Chelsea benchmark, says Pulisic
  • NFF allays fears over terrorist attacks in Egypt
  • Cheprot, Korio, others arrive today as Okpekpe Race screening begins
  • Nigerian football mourns Solomon Ogbeide
  • Kano Pillars, Niger United continue winning streak as Seasiders draw again
  • Examining Enugu State’s looming political battle
  • Don’t use PDP to curry relevance, party tells APC’s national leader, Bola Ahmed Tinubu
  • Hobbled by self-interest, Lagos State lawmakers go home without garlands
  • Naira Marley: Foluke Daramola Condemns Nigerians Supporting Cybercrime
  • 8 Things To Avoid To Increase Your Smartphone’s Battery Life
  • Georgina Onuoha Pleads With EFCC For Naira Marley
  • GEEP and financial inclusion: an inside look at the impact of GEEP loans on beneficiaries
  • NPA targets revenue of N276 billion this year
  • NIMASA, Belgium’s Port of Antwerp partner to boost maritime trade
  • UEFA league trophy tour: Socio-political implications
  • Wrong diagnosis, wrong prescription
  • Wetin Nigerians never see?



  • Management allays fears over cultists threat to attack OAU
  • Injured Kroos, Ter Stegen sit out Germany qualifiers
  • Man gets N50,000 bail for allegedly stealing wallet containing N8,000
  • Van Persie tells Man United to give ‘fair chance’ to Solskjaer
  • Anambra doctors reject new minimum wage, insist on strike
  • FG appoints Dadi-Mamud as new NIS Director
  • Ghana captain Gyan backtracks on retirement ahead of AFCON
  • Pastor escapes as man kills ex-girlfriend, four others in church
  • Bulkachuwa: Tribunal rules on PDP’s application by 2pm
  • Quit to protect your name, APC lawyer advises Bulkachuwa
  • Philippines to hire private ship to return garbage to Canada
  • Cardi B postpones concert due to plastic surgery complications
  • Alison-Madueke to be arraigned on October 3 —Court
  • Thorgan Hazard joins Dortmund on five-year deal
  • Presidency sets up task force to clear Apapa gridlock within two weeks
  • 99-year-old grandmother stands up to Vietnam’s coal rush
  • Reckless driver rams into school children, kill four, injured 10 in Anambra
  • PHOTOS: BRT bus razed by fire on Third Mainland Bridge
  • FRSC closes Magboro, Kara, Ibafo sections of Lagos-Ibadan Expressway till Friday
  • Court sentences Cameroonian home help to death for killing boss
  • Two LAUTECH students, pupil die in road crash
  • How cook killed my husband – Credit Switch boss’ widow
  • Niger agency launches manhunt for abandoned baby’s parent
  • Lagos Assembly keeps mum over 2019 budget, weeks after passage
  • Tribunal takes 30 minutes break over Atiku, PDP’s application for Bulkachuwa’s disqualification
  • Don’t use us to boost your image, PDP replies Tinubu
  • National Assembly sends bill on proceeds of crime to Buhari
  • Umahi backs Gbajabiamila for Speaker’s position
  • BMO promises to resist attempt to disrupt Buhari’s inauguration
  • FG to stop ownership of gas cylinders by consumers
  • N330bn fine: MTN has till May 31 to pay N55bn balance, says NCC
  • ‘Many states ‘ll go bankrupt over N30,000 minimum wage’
  • FG inaugurates 10MW power plant, others at Abuja airport
  • N8.1tn bad loans: MPC urges CBN to develop recovery framework
  • MainOne to invest N2bn in Lagos fibre infrastructure


The Nation

  • Rihanna features CMS Lagos, in her latest Fenty campaign video 
  • Police confirm release of kidnapped FRSC officials in Osun
  • Senate raises alarm over frightening killings in Rivers State
  • Photos: 18 victims of banditry set for burial in Katsina 
  • Breaking: Driver kills four pupils, injure 10 in Anambra
  • Katsina buries 18 killed by bandits 
  • Cardi B postpones concert due to plastic surgery complications 
  • Photos: Aviation unions protest in Lagos 
  • First Arabic author wins Man Booker literature prize 
  • Banditry: Katsina Senator meets Fulani title leaders
  • Photos: Gbajabiamila woos Obiano, Okorocha for support 
  • ICC T20 World Cup Qualifier for Africa: Nigeria down Ghana by 28runs
  • Unions shut down NCAA 
  • Presidency gives 2 weeks ultimatum for Apapa gridlock clearance
  • Buratai promises troops more weapons 
  • Confusion as Lagos Assembly keeps mum over 2019 appropriation bill
  • Buhari presides over valedictory FEC 
  • 26 failed asylum seekers deported from Germany
  • Breaking: Fire razes BRT bus on Third Mainland Bridge
  • FRSC closes Magboro, Kara, Ibafo axis on Lagos-Ibadan Expressway
  • JAMB set to honour 5 tertiary institutions at maiden award ceremony 
  • ‘Game of Thrones’ books will have different ending – author 
  • Police arraign husband, pregnant concubine for assaulting wife 
  • Aviation unions begin indefinite strike today
  • Court restrains Bauchi, SUBEB from awarding N4.5b contract
  • ‘Bandits kill five vigilante members in Katsina’ 
  • Fed Govt attacks Obasanjo over ‘divisive’ comments
  • Houseboy to die by hanging for killing boss
  • MPC directs CBN to restrict banks access to bonds, treasury bills
  • FIRS will exceed N5.32t revenue collection in 2019, says Fowler




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