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Here are the major headlines for Wednesday, September 19, 2018


  • I’ll turn around Nigeria’s economy in two years –David Mark
  • Decide electoral cases on merit, CJN warns judges
  • Court orders arrest of Senator Uzodinma over N200m dud cheque
  • FG transfers 21% shares in the mint to CBN
  • FG awards contracts for mapping gold deposits, others
  • BBOG, ICRC, UNICEF demand rescue of Sharibu, others
  • 2019: Sultan, CAN President sign peace pact
  • 29 million Nigerian children lack birth records —UNICEF
  • WIMBIZ to hold Abuja summit
  • Oyo shuts Obasanjo Farms in Ibadan
  • We’ll not reverse ultimatum on minimum wage – Labour
  • Policemen brutalise LASTMA officials, vandalise car over cop’s arrest
  • PANDEF condemns alleged Shell’s invasion of ‘seized’ flow station
  • Rayon no threat to our Confed Cup title push –Enyimba
  • Shehu of Borno laments bad roads
  • LASG seeks voluntary blood donation from citizens
  • Benue assembly approves N3.5bn loan request by Ortom
  • LBS developing Nollywood’s business potential, say experts
  • Fayose writes again, accuses EFCC of hatred, persecution
  • Lagos gov ticket: Ambode’s wife fails to change Tinubu’s mind



The Nation

  • Independence day: FG lay out event for celebration
  • National Assembly set to rework Electoral Act Bill
  • Plateau: Buratai charges troops to be aggressive against bandits
  • 20 ships discharge petroleum products, others at Lagos ports
  • NAFDAC vows to stake off police in chemical control
  • INEC’s ban on smart phones in polling booths unsettles PDP
  • Lawmaker support Buhari re-election with 100 cars
  • Lagos: Sanwo-Olu, Hamzat challenge good for democracy, says APC chair
  • Electoral body clarifies position on use of smartphone
  • CJN urges judges to determine political cases on merit
  • Fayose to EFCC: Meet me in my office on September 20
  • Akwa Ibom 2019: Second term is no birthright
  • 2019: APC chieftain, Dahiru defects to Sokoto PDP




  • APC must retain Osun, Buhari advises
  • Saraki Appears Before Southern, M-Belt Leaders, Says Presidency Not Part-Time Job
  • 2019: NASS agrees with Buhari, harmonizes Electoral Amendment Bill
  • I want to be president of a united and indivisible country called Nigeria – David Mark
  • NPA, Terminal Operators At War Over Illegal Port Charges
  • Rising Number Of Empty Berths Signals Lull In Shipping
  • 2019 Presidency: Kalu Woos IBB For Buhari
  • Buhari’s Endorsement By Militants Affirms His Mass Acceptance —BCO
  • NSPM Begs INEC For Electoral Materials’ Contract
  • Tranter IT To Employ 10, 000 Nigerians, Launch 10+ IT Support
  • Malta Guinness Named Official Durbar Drink In Sokoto, Zaria
  • Nothing’ll Stop Okowa’s Re-Election In 2019, Says Campaign Team
  • Cross River: Zoning Crisis Erupts In APC
  • Gridlock: Traffic Robberies Threatening Export Drive – SHIPPERS
  • Kano Assembly Clears Gawuna As Dep Gov
  • DELTA SOUTH: IYC Rejects Etolor’s Power Sharing Agreement With Itsekiri Leaders




  • NDDC: No Abandoned Project Under Ekere
  • Ronke Bello Joins Race for Kogi West Senatorial Seat
  • Presidency, APC Sponsor Presidential Aspirant in PDP, Wike Alleges
  • Don’t Allow Corrupt Politicians to Return to Power, Buhari Tells Nigerians
  • Ambode: Tinubu Consults Governor’s Advisory Council Today
  • Danbatta: $100m Debts Delay Takeover of 9mobile
  • Electoral Act 2010: N’Assembly Committees Recommend 14 Clauses for Amendment
  • 2019 Elections: Sultan, CAN President Sign Peace Deal
  • 3m Children Died in 2017, Says UN Report
  • APC May Hold Presidential Primary on September 26
  • Court Orders Arrest of Senator Uzodimma over Alleged N200m Dud Cheque
  • Shun Corruption, Decide Political Cases Purely on Merit, CJN Tells Judges
  • Stanbic IBTC Takes Financial Literacy Campaign to Covenant University
  • VDT Launches New Offering to SMEs
  • ‘Strong Corporate Governance, Rules Enforcement Key to Investor Confidence’
  • Stock Market Rebounds on Bargain Hunting in Bellwether Counters
  • NIA Boss Bemoan Low Insurance Penetration
  • FG Urged to Target Double-digits Growth Rate to Reset Economy
  • Wapic Insurance Pays N10.6bn claims in Five Years
  • ERGP Unrealistic Without Focus on SMEs, Says NEXIM Bank Boss
  • Group Dissociates Self from Purported Endorsement of Emmanuel’s Second Term Bid
  • Cabal Ruling Us, Not Buhari, Says Saraki
  • Over 40% of World’s Poorest will Live in Nigeria, Congo by…
  • CUPP Raises the Alarm over APC’s Fresh Plot to Attack N’Assembly…
  • Lagos APC Picks Salvador, Six Others to Screen Ambode, Others
  • Ahmed’s Revenue Verdict Vindicates Our Stand on Buhari’s Incompetence, PDP Insists




  • National Assembly rejigs electoral bill, reaffirms card reader
  • Disease outbreak looms as floods spread
  • Competition, hurdles for local airlines on London route
  • Philippines typhoon toll hits 81, expected to rise
  • Katsina bubbles as delegates arrive for NFF elections
  • China denies meddling in US midterm elections
  • Trump says no FBI probe needed on Supreme Court pick
  • North Korea’s Kim to visit Seoul, shut missile site
  • How reaction of Buhari’s government to alleged HSBC report exposed its hypocrisy on anti-graft war
  • Bank customers’ robber meets waterloo
  • CBN, BPE divest Federal Government’s equity in Mint
  • How winners emerged at GOtv Boxing NextGen Search 4 in Abeokuta
  • Winners to get N1m at Adron Homes Games
  • We will beat Enyimba in Aba, Rayon Sports coach boasts
  • Nigeria wins first African Floorball Championship
  • Firmino’s magic lifts Liverpool over PSG as Messi returns with hat trick
  • Tandoh attributes Lagos youths’ performance in Ilorin to exposure
  • 2019 elections and race to save Nigeria
  • As Zamfara awaits new dawn with Dauda Lawal
  • Enugu needs a world-class international airport
  • Araraume gives condition to back winner of APGA primary
  • Buhari does not understand governance, Saraki insists
  • How economy lost single digit inflation target
  • Repositioning African seaports for hinterland connectivity
  • China-Africa relationship: Opportunities for value-chain integration


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