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Here are the major headlines for Wednesday, May 23, 2018

The Sun

  • Catholic faithful shut down Abuja in protest
  • Buhari questions Obasanjo over wasted $16 billion power project
  • Osinbajo, Ortom, others bury 2 killed Catholic priests, worshippers
  • Buhari meets Senate delegation over IGP-Senators face-off
  • Mace theft: Omo-Agege, Ndume appear before Senate panel
  • EFCC set to arraign Shagari, other Sokoto PDP chieftains
  • Olisa Metuh’s lawyer back in court 24-hrs after withdrawal from case
  • 2019: Don’t run, Arewa youths tell Buhari, Atiku
  • 2019: Obasanjo, Afenifere team up against Buhari
  • The Sun World Cup seminar: Rivers agog for biggest soccer talks
  • 3 dead, policemen, several injured as youths, Police clash in Bayelsa
  • Catholics ground Yenagoa
  • 10,000 Catholic faithful protests in Nsukka, call for immediate end to violence
  • APC chair: Oshiomhole seeks Kalu’s support
  • FG to launch new national carrier Dec 2018
  • SEC probes $1bn Milost Global investment in Unity Bank
  • Niger Delta Amnesty not sustainable –Minister
  • Congo friendly, do or die for Eagles -Adepoju
  • West Ham appoint Manuel Pellegrini manager
  • Pinnick: No distractions for Eagles




  • Unai Emery succeeds Wenger as Arsenal manager
  • Buhari accuses Obasanjo of wasting $16b on power
  • Stakeholders tackle customs over multiple cargo examination
  • The nuclear test site North Korea plans to destroy
  • Iheanacho, Ndidi, others arrive Uyo for Eagles, DR Congo duel
  • No sign of Mugabe at Zimbabwe parliament hearing
  • Catholics protest, caution government over killings
  • CAN asks Buhari to suspend second term bid, address killings
  • I have no plans to join APGA, says Okorocha
  • Five dead as protesters, security agencies clash in Bayelsa
  • Tanker explodes, injures resident in Victoria Island
  • Decision time for Zidane as Bale awaits chance for reconciliation
  • Serena’s French Open seed denial stirs fresh debate
  • Quadri, Assar, others set to improve ranking at Hong Kong Open
  • Mikel, Moses, others for fifth Pitch Awards on May 28
  • Atlético Madrid wins GOtv MAX Cup, beats Eagles B Team 3-2
  • Balogun joins Premier League, signs for Brighton & Hove Albion
  • Petroleum sector generates N12.132b tax in three months
  • High expectations as transport commission bill awaits presidential assent
  • CBN laments idle data at banks, tasks Fintech on utilisation




  • Biafra day celebration turns bloody in Anambra
  • 2019 election time table: Federal High Court dismisses suit against NASS
  • Saraki vs IGP: Senate delegation meets president Buhari at Aso Rock
  • 20 years after: Obasanjo visits Afenifere leader, Fasoranti, says ‘I only came to greet my father’
  • Emerhor-led APC Delta elects Ogodo as chairman
  • Catholic protests: Osun Assembly condemns killing of priests
  • Delta 2019: Okowa is not my godfather —Diden
  • Jonathan to inaugurate first Ekiti flyover, high court complex, others
  • wife of the Lagos State Governor, Mrs. Bolanle Ambode
  • Ambode’s wife raises alarm over impersonation by fraudsters
  • Seized vehicles from Dasuki are with DSS, money with CBN since 2015, witness tells court
  • Catholic to Buhari: Stop killings or resign
  • Factionalisation will affect APC chances in 2019 ―Akande
  • Rivers spends N500m monthly on waste management
  • NDPHC boosts power supply, commissions 2 injection substation
  • 3 men bag 5 months imprisonment each for stealing church microphones, speakers
  • Court orders remand of businessman over allegedly defiling of 12-year-old girl
  • Court remands man in prison for receiving stolen car
  • Magistrate court remands five in prison over rape
  • 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
  • Catholic church targets HIV positive children in GRAIL project
  • UCH, others participate in Nigeria’s first breast cancer treatment trial
  • Oyo govt to collaborate with police to stop medical quackery
  • Exclusive breastfeeding can protect from asthma —Expert




  • Kidnappers Demand Ransom in Bitcoin to Free Teenager
  • Malaysia Slashes Ministers’ Salary
  • FG: 14.8m People Affected by Boko Haram Insurgency
  • Panama to Open Embassy in Nigeria
  • Trump Casts Doubt on Planned Summit with North Korean Leader
  • Katsina APC Congress Committee Raises the Alarm over Elections in Funtua…
  • CBN: Why We Did Not Reduce Interest Rate
  • FG Investigator: I Was Sacked for Refusing to Go After Opposition
  • Osinbajo: Nigeria Now Preferred Investment Destination
  • Chairmanship Race: Oshiomhole Courts APC Senators
  • Senate’s Mace Theft Probe: C’ttee Accuses Police of Breach of Rule…
  • 2019 Election Sequence: Court Dismisses Suit against National Assembly
  • Shell’s Oil Spill Dispute with Nigerian Villagers Back in UK Court
  • Akande: APC Parallel Congresses May Affect Party in 2019 Elections
  • INEC Ends Candidates’ Nomination for Ekiti Governorship Poll
  • Security Fears Keep Kidnapped Dapchi Schoolgirls at Home
  • Police Confirm Release of Abducted Syrian National in Sokoto
  • Enough is Enough, Catholics Tell FG
  • Ikeja Hotels Plc Leads Price Gainers as Bearish Trading Dominates Market
  • ETranzact Denies Financial Fraud, Makes Management Changes
  • ‘Belt and Road’ Spurs Chinese Companies to Seek Investment Opportunities in…




$16bn power projects: Buhari attacks Obasanjo, ex-President reacts

$16bn on power: I am ready for probe, Obasanjo replies Buhari

Insecurity: Senate to grill police, DSS, military bosses today

N’Assembly panel continues mace theft probe, ignores Omo-Agege’s suit

Reps propose N2m fine, two-year jail term for Codeine abuse

Reps seek N500bn recapitalisation for FMBN

Priests, parishioners buried in Benue, Catholics protest nationwide

Killings: Nigeria in a state of emergency, says Onaiyekan

Money laundering: Court remands ex-Sokoto gov in police custody

Only lazy Nigerians are hungry under Buhari, Customs boss says

Biafra Day celebration: Soldiers, police beat up PUNCHman

Police disrupt Biafran Day parades in Enugu, Delta, Imo

FG’s arms allegedly recovered from Dasuki revealed in court

Chairmanship: Oshiomhole meets Senate APC caucus, gets Saraki’s endorsement

LAGS okays flyover for Fagba area

Gunmen kidnap Zamfara commissioner’s wife, two children, relatives

Cyber fraudster impersonates Ambode’s wife

Lagos spare parts dealer kills lover, stuffs corpse in bin

Abuja lady murdered after sacking guard, driver



The Nation

Nigeria saves N228b from bank charges, stoppage of ghost workers, says Buhari

Killers of priests, others to face justice, says Osinbajo

CBN to stop naira slide, inflation with election spending monitoring

N950m fraud: Shekarau, two others quizzed

Adeleke’s death: LAUTECH CMD cleared

Killings: CAN asks Buhari to forget second term

Sultan berates religious leaders calling for war

Abducted Syrian freed

Agbakoba: Obasanjo not part of our movement

Aregbesola installs countdown beam on office exit

Security agents foil Catholic, MASSOB protests in Imo

Kwara shuts 40 illegal schools

Danjuma’s allegation: Taraba govt, Jukuns reject Army’s report

Lagos raises housing loan to N100m

APC chief drums support for Akeredolu, Adetimehin

12 die of cholera in Adamawa

Ondo condemns attack on journalists

Ondo Deputy Speaker removed




Senate Invasion: Ndume Denies Aiding Hoodlums To Steal Mace

National Roaming: NCC Puts N4.7m Behind Super SIM Card Innovation, Digital Walking Stick

I was sacked for refusing to implicate Jonathan, Saraki, Ekweremadu, others – Uwajeh

Catholic Faithful Protest Nationwide As Slain Priests, 17 Parishioners Are Interred

Metuh Was Asked To Sit But He Decided To Fall — Justice Abang

N400m Fraud: EFCC applies to try Metuh in absentia, accuses him of misconduct

Gowon, Ambode, Others For Diya’s 70th Birthday Thanksgiving

Return Nigeria To Regionalism, Alaafin, Aare Adams, Others Tell FG

Nigeria’s Salvation In Journalists’ Hands — Archbishop Atilade

Dapchi Girls Return To School Despite Boko Haram Warning

Fayemi Suspends Campaign In Honour Of Dead APC Aspirant, Ajayi

Akande Expresses Concern Over APC’s Parallel Congresses

She Was A Flirt, Says Spare Parts Dealer Who Killed Wife In Oshodi


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