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Here are the major headlines for Wednesday, October 9, 2019


  • FIFA fines Hong Kong after fans whistle Chinese anthem
  • Kuje community protest kidnapping, barricade council secretariat
  • Zimbabwean churches call for suspension of elections for seven years
  • Jukun/Tiv crisis: Army begins operation in Taraba
  • Ex-Liverpool star, Xabi Alonso, appears in court for tax fraud
  • China decries US decision to restrict visas for officials linked to Muslim repression
  • US Police arrest Nigerian over alleged $17k fraud
  • Recent winners of the Nobel Chemistry Prize
  • US-UK-Japan trio win chemistry Nobel for lithium-ion battery
  • Auto crash claims 5 lives in Jos
  • Buhari meets members of Economic Advisory Council
  • Flood sweeps away Ondo varsity final-year student
  • Tax problems made me want to leave Barcelona, says Messi
  • 2020 budget: Food items exempted from VAT
  • 2020 budget: Finance Bill is to increase VAT, Buhari tells lawmakers
  • Flood sweeps away Ondo varsity final-year student
  • Sex-for-grades: Ghanaian professor blasts critics who absolve lecturers
  • Civil Servant in court for beating up creditor
  • Sexual harassment: UNILAG suspends another lecturer
  • Children most affected in Kaduna rape cases — NGO
  • Gombe teenager stabs friend to death over food
  • Flood ravages Lagos, Ekiti communities, Osun market
  • Siblings burnt to death in Lagos
  • EFCC arrests five undergraduates, 12 others
  • Italy moves to reduce number of lawmakers from 945 to 600
  • Embattled Bayelsa speaker ‘resigns’
  • Nobody’ll stop my 2021 Anambra gov bid –Tony Nwoye
  • Bayelsa accuses FG of illegal N450bn deduction
  • Akwa Ibom budgets N597.8bn for 2020 fiscal year
  • Abia govt attacks Otti over anti-Ikpeazu comments
  • FG may revoke Abuja, Ikeja, six Discos’ licences
  • Investors lose N421bn in six trading days
  • Budget: Buhari plans massive development, works gets lion’s share
  • Only N95m disbursed from N2.5bn minerals fund – Minister
  • NNPC to publish petroleum products’ supplies
  • 30,000 Kaduna firms fail to pay taxes


The Guardian

  • Why Buhari’s N10.33 trillion budget drew knocks, kudos
  • Prolonged low rates pose $19tr default risk globally, says IMF
  • ASUU seeks probe, sanction over sex-for-grades scandal
  • Ministry probes failure as players accept culpability
  • Twitter admits phone numbers meant for security used for ads
  • Russia warns US policies in Syria could ‘ignite’ whole region
  • NDLEA nabs 67year-old man over cannabis cultivation in Gombe
  • Canadian father sues Japan firm for paternity leave harassment
  • Police confirm RCCG pastor abducted in Lafia
  • At least 30 civilians died in May US strikes in Afghanistan: UN probe
  • Flood sweeps away Ondo varsity final year student
  • England prepared to walk off if they are racially abused, says Abraham
  • Iran women to attend football match freely for first time in decades
  • Brazil, Nigeria, Senegal tango as COPA Lagos returns on November 1
  • Ter Stegen hopeful of becoming Germany’s number one goalkeeper
  • Super Falcons’ failure not a surprise, says Esu
  • Aribo fit as Super Eagles arrive in Singapore today
  • Curious twist over livestock project
  • Nigeria LNG Limited: Disclaimer
  • Nigeria loses billions of dollars to illegal fishing yearly
  • Nigeria seeks collaboration to tackle maritime crimes
  • Maritime crime threatens Nigeria’s petroleum activities offshore
  • Drake and Dennis GrahamDrake ‘Hurts’ From His Father’s Recent Statements About Him
  • Nigeria Meets Lebanon As Live In Lagos Serves Premium Entertainment
  • Three young African siblings4 Ways Your Siblings Affect You
  • Raising federal civil service from current despair
  • Assessment of Nigeria’s 59th independence anniversary – Part 2
  • Killing Boko Haram with prayers


The Nation

  • Kogi 2019: INEC to list 23 political parties on ballot papers 
  • BREAKING: Senate begins debate on 2020 budget 
  • NYSC arrests 95 graduates with fake certificates 
  • Senate confirms Adeleke as NCC Executive Commissioner
  • ‘Hungry’ Boko Haram fighters surrender to troops 
  • Police confirm RCCG pastor’s abduction in Lafia 
  • White House to defy Congress, won’t cooperate on impeachment inquiry 
  • BREAKING: Buhari meets Economic Council in Aso Rock 
  • Kogi 2019: PDP’s Wada no match for Bello, says governor’s aide
  • Galadima warns Kano Sports Commission officials 
  • Wadume: Panel’s report indicts Army captain, Police ASP
  • Sex-for-grades: Outrage as another UNILAG lecturer is named 
  • Quadri leads Team Nigeria to ITTF Team World Cup 
  • Buhari exempts firms with N25m turnover from VAT 
  • Neymar leads Samba Boys’ training session 
  • Nigeria, Brazil friendly suffers huge setback 
  • No apologies for appointing my daughter as aide-Okowa 
  • Army to demand identity cards from Nigerians 
  • Cape Verde carrier begins direct Lagos flights 
  • NCC, IHS, NERC push for PPP to grow broadband
  • Fed Govt discovers 1,260 abandoned mining sites 
  • Minister seeks entrepreneurship training for Corpers 
  • Igbeneghu… Forsaken by UNILAG, Foursquare 
  • My illness is life-threatening, Atiku’s son-in-law tells court 
  • Erosion: 200 homeless in Onitsha
  • Ganduje spends N200m on almajiri education 
  • We’ll pass budget before Dec. 31, says Lawan
  • Minimum Wage: Labour rejects Fayemi’s proposed salary adjustment 
  • Alleged N19.4b fraud: Court fixes December 11 to hear EFCC’s motion in Dasuki’s trial 
  • Sani-Bello sends nominees to House 
  • BBNaija winner Mercy gets SUV, N30m
  • Soldiers rescue 27 IDPs in Borno
  • NECO ‘to promote discipline, honesty’ 
  • Wole Soyinka Centre calls for entries
  • Controversy over Shell’s oil mining licence




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