Latest news this afternoon (Friday, August 16, 2019)


  • Kidnapped Imo blogger regains freedom after four days
  • Insecurity: Senator Wamakko calls for synergy between EU and FG
  • David Alaba urges Bayern to sign more players
  • Court sentences driver to prison for stealing car battery
  • BREAKING: El-Zakzaky lands in Nigeria, DSS takes him into custody
  • Man City seek Spurs revenge, Lampard hoping for home comforts
  • Man stabs woman to death for refusing his sexual advances
  • New prisons reform, unprecedented in Nigeria’s history —NCS
  • How to regain control of your hacked account
  • 2019 BBNaija: ‘The Icon’ group wins wager task
  • Dutch Princess Christina dies after cancer battle
  • Live in harmony, Gov Bagudu urges farmers, herders
  • Solskjaer counting on Sanchez to make Man Utd impact
  • ICYMI: [VIDEO] How police arrested woman who locked orphan in dog cage
  • Kidnapped college provost regains freedom in Benue
  • Businessman allegedly assaults woman over N250
  • Preacher beaten for stealing phones in Ibadan
  • Woman arrested for locking orphan in dog cage
  • Isheri killings: Residents fearful of more attacks
  • Court sheriffs raid Bet9ja office over trademark infringement
  • Assembly didn’t allow me take a bow – Igbokwe
  • ‘Alaibe, others plotting to cause mayhem over primary’
  • 11 states’ wrong computation caused our defeat –Atiku, PDP
  • Zamfara ex-commissioners, 12,567 others defect to PDP
  • Food ban: Buhari, APC punishing Nigerians, says PDP
  • Abiodun launches Ogun job portal, employs 20 youths
  • How to regain control of your hacked account
  • Mixed reactions trail planned 5% VAT on online purchases
  • CBN captured politically, says bank’s ex-deputy gov
  • RMAFC inaugurates panels on new revenue formula
  • Oil prices fall again on recession fears
  • AfCFTA: MAN recommends return of SON to seaports


The Nation

  • BREAKING: DSS takes El-Zakzaky, wife into custody 
  • Alleged rape: Court remands dismissed soldier pending legal advice 
  • 600 people applied to be commissioners in Lagos, says Balogun 
  • Young Nigerian filmmakers with sci-fi movie go viral 
  • BREAKING: El-ZakZaky, wife arrive Nigeria
  • Power sector reforms making steady progress – Osinbajo 
  • Kidnapped college provost regains freedom in Benue – Police
  • Rape: speak out, police appeal to victims 
  • BREAKING: El-Zakzaky, wife back by noon, says IMN 
  • Fayemi swears-in Alawe as chairman of traditional council 
  • Navy’s ‘illegal’ detention: Falana threatens to sue NHRC
  • President not qualified to run, Atiku insists
  • Zimbabwean opposition vows to defy rally ban 
  • North Korea snubs peace talks with South Korea 
  • Moses Simon joins Nantes on loan 
  • Woman strangled in hotel 
  • I won’t stop taking penalties, says Chelsea’s Abraham after Super Cup miss 
  • El-Zakzaky back after shunning treatment in India 
  • ‘Evangelist’ beaten to pulp for allegedly stealing phones 
  • Boy, 15, stages own kidnap 
  • Alleged N3b fraud: EFCC seizes Head of Service Oyo-Ita’s passports 
  • Fire guts bus in Ikeja 
  • Govt to set up marriage registries nationwide 
  • Nanny ‘steals’ employer’s foreign currency 
  • Man faces theft charge  
  • Twin building razed in Anambra explosion 
  • Court officials raid Bet9ja over ‘name, seal infringement’ 
  • Boat accident: Agency recovers remaining missing bodies 
  • Command nabs 43 ‘no salary’ gang members 
  • Police arraign three suspected cultists 
  • Keffi Emirate registers 13,000 Almajiris, 8,000 out-of-school kids 
  • AbdulRazaq donates 400 mattresses to Kwara NYSC orientation camp 
  • Army appoints commander for Operation Lafiya Dole 
  • How Kogi APC can be victorious in Nov 16 poll, by Audu’s son 
  • Police foil jailbreak in Nasarawa prison 
  • 2019 Hajj: Ganduje gives 160,000 Saudi Riyals to pilgrims 
  • Kyari urges professionals on pipeline security 
  • Minimum wage: no worker should be cheated, says Wabba 
  • Fed Govt raises installed power generation capacity to 13,427Mw, says VP 
  • ‘Govt not ready to end gas flaring’


The Guardian

  • Confusion over Buhari’s stance on food imports, CBN’s autonomy
  • Nigeria is losing trillions to corruption, say forensic experts
  • Stakeholders seek clarification of forex ban for food import
  • I hold no grudge against Rohr, says Akpeyi
  • Improving Nigeria’s preparedness to tackle, prevent infectious diseases threat
  • 17 missing in Southwest China landslide
  • Greek fire crews make progress on island blaze
  • Power sector reforms making steady progress—Osinbajo
  • Trump wants US to buy Greenland: report
  • Gombe State Government moves to sustain cotton production
  • India says some Kashmir restrictions eased
  • New sponsors join International Pairs train
  • D’Tigress beat Congo, qualify for semifinals
  • Tiger Woods ‘way better’ entering PGA playoff test at Medinah
  • For Masai Ujiri, the right leadership is key for growth
  • AS Roma’s head of strategy billed for Africa Digital Sports Conference
  • HRM Obi Achebe signs on to Onitsha City marathon
  • Exclusive breastfeeding and public policies
  • Crossing the Jonah and Dickson’s hurdle ahead of Bayelsa poll
  • Kogi APC guber aspirants disagree over method of primary election
  • I belong to no ethnic group, says Joe Igbokwe
  • Central Bank to disburse lower currencies to microfinance banks
  • FG mulls recapitalisation strategy for power companies
  • NNPC, ICRC, PLAN seek collaboration on oil, gas infrastructure
  • T.I Honours Nipsey Hussle With Special Artwork At Atlanta’s Music Museum
  • Mac Miller’s “K.I.D.S.” Mixtape To Be Released Later This Year
  • Style Step-up: 5 Must-have Shoes For Men
  • Sowore did not strike a blow
  • Julius Ibukun Agboola: A life of diligence
  • Be wise, children of God




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