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Latest news this afternoon (Friday, October 18, 2019)

The Nation

  • 12.85 million Nigerians benefiting from Social Investment Programmes – Minister
  • Julius Berger to divert another section of Lagos – Ibadan expressway Monday 
  • UPDATED: 22 cars, 8 houses burnt in Onitsha fuel tanker explosion
  • Anambra ready for minimum wage adjustment 
  • IYC hails Buhari’s decision to audit NDDC
  • JUST IN: Many feared dead in Lagos accident
  • Buhari receives Panel report on elimination of drug abuse 
  • BREAKING: Fire guts fuel tanker on Lagos-Ibadan Expressway 
  • Minimum Wage: Rep. commends FG, Labour for averting strike 
  • From charging my phone, I landed in prison, says suspect 
  • BREAKING: Another fuel tanker explodes in Onitsha 
  • Shorunmu: Uzoho’s injury blow for Eagles
  • Southwest governors to unveil Operation Amotekun 
  • Toyin Abraham opens herbal store 
  • Uzoho ‘to bounce back before six months’ 
  • Senate summons NDDC chief over N65b contract 
  • Senate holds closed door budget defence 
  • Quadre upsets Curovic to hit Lagos Open quarter 
  • I’m not quitting APC, says Obaseki 
  • French Ligue 1: Osimhen wins Player of the Month 
  • APC, PDP disagree on alleged assassination attempt 
  • Tracking DFID’s £400m humanitarian cash 
  • NAICOM’s industry portal goes live next year
  • Transcorp wins Afam power station with $343.6m
  • Subsidy to stay in 2020, says Sylva
  • Fed Govt to integrate women into growth plans 
  • Fed Govt, states, councils share N693b
  • Govts votes N10b to take out-of-school kids from streets
  • PDP: our candidate is ready for debate  6:12 AM
  • APC urges security agencies to probe ‘arms stockpiling’ 
  • Buhari orders forensic audit of NDDC activities 
  • Africans top 2019 global list of dead irregular migrants – Report
  • Buhari approves N10b for Enugu airport upgrade 
  • Ex-Rep Lawan has ‘bribery’ case to answer, says court
  • Report fraudulent workers, JAMB urges candidates 
  • Era of waste, jamboree over, says APC 
  • National Assembly slashes legislative aides’ salaries 
  • ‘Nigeria lost $600b to graft in 59 years’
  • ‘Buhari will end poverty among 100m Nigerians’



  • Ghana flooding leaves 28 dead
  • Local farmers now package bad quality rice because of border closure —Traders
  • Wendy receives ‘star’ on Hollywood Walk of Fame
  • Premier League launches BAME advisory group
  • US makes history with first all-female spacewalk
  • Kogi gov poll: Adeyemi asks PDP to concede defeat
  • Another section of Lagos–Ibadan Expressway to be closed on Monday —FRSC
  • Gov poll: Bayelsa ‘allows’ APC to use facility for campaign
  • Zimbabwe’s parliamentary watchdog urges investment in agriculture to fight hunger
  • Klopp keen to make Man Utd wait for turnaround
  • You’re a living legend, Buhari tells Gowon at 85
  • Oyo targets N20bn monthly IGR —Commissioner
  • Activist tasks EFCC over bullion van linked to Tinubu
  • Katsina torture centre: Police reunite inmates with families
  • 60-year-old sued for allegedly deceiving widow with promise of marriage
  • Court sentences MTN employee’s killer to death
  • Woman remanded for burning housemaids with hot knife
  • Confusion as naked woman appears on Lagos road
  • Stranger disappears with one-year-old child in Ebonyi
  • Banditry: ‘How military, NSCDC officers were nabbed’
  • Kwara court jails Internet fraudster indicted by FBI
  • Police demand N500,000 to return my recovered car – Panel beater
  • Four burnt to death in Ondo crash
  • Man arraigned for stealing 46 cows
  • Kogi gov poll: Adeyemi asks PDP to concede defeat
  • Gov poll: Bayelsa ‘allows’ APC to use facility for campaign
  • APC belongs to us, we’re going nowhere – Obaseki
  • Group protests alleged delay in Orji Kalu’s trial
  • Buhari/Atiku: PDP Reps allege interference in Supreme Court panel appointment
  • 29 Bayelsa, Kogi gov aspirants back Saraki peace panel
  • Border closure reduced fuel consumption by 8m litres – FG
  • Nigeria must end reliance on oil to fight poverty – IMF
  • Transcorp, Quest win Afam Genco, Yola Disco bids
  • FG won’t neglect women in budgeting – HoS
  • IT projects in MDAs recorded massive failure – NITDA
  • FMDQ records N179tn turnover in eight months


The Guardian

  • At least 28 killed in Afghanistan mosque blast
  • States owing N4tr in domestic debts
  • Don’t hold procession tomorrow, police warn Shiites
  • Afelokhai set to step in for injured Uzoho
  • Oil, diamonds and nuclear power: Russia eyes Africa business
  • Police, Shiites clash in Abuja
  • Erdogan threatens to restart Syria operation Tuesday if deal not respected
  • Anambra accident claims four, injures two
  • Julius Berger to divert another section of Lagos – Ibadan expressway on Monday
  • Violent protests against Madagascar’s ‘new city’
  • HACEY, Access Bank seeks enabling environment for girls to thrive
  • Modric and Bale to miss Madrid trip to Mallorca
  • Barcelona, Real Madrid eye Dec 18 date for postponed Clasico
  • Liverpool have nothing to lose in title race, says Van Dijk
  • Coetzee, Fox tied for French Open lead
  • ‘Zenith Delta Principals’ Cup screening continues till final day’
  • La Liga make fresh request to play match in Miami
  • Celestina Kalu, the police brand ambassador!
  • Mother paid her way into slavery
  • Amid claims of compromise, fresh six-man appeal panel arrives in Cross Rivers State
  • Usage of ICT eliminates multiple registrations, vote fraud, says INEC chairman
  • Coca-Cola reports higher profits, lifting shares
  • Pound drops as Johnson faces battle to pass Brexit bill
  • Passengers identify security screening, delays as biggest pain points
  • Listen: YCEE Drops New Single “Dakun” Off Upcoming Album “YceeVsZaheer”
  • Watch: DJ Cuppy And Zlatan In Colourful Video For “Gelato”
  • Watch: Nonso Amadi Releases Visuals For “What Makes You Sure”
  • ASUU’s ‘breakaway group’
  • Sex -for- grades as institutional quid pro quo
  • Oba Ewuare II: A quintessential monarch at 66




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