Today’s evening news (Thursday, May 9, 2019)


  • Appeal Court delivers judgments on Onnoghen’s pre-conviction appeals Friday
  • Osun Gov Poll: Appeal court judgment hurts, says Davido as Adeleke loses
  • US blocks China Mobile bid to provide telecom services
  • No one can influence Supreme Court’s judgment, acting CJN Muhammad vows
  • IG inaugurates new counter-kidnapping operational strategies
  • Vertonghen injury scare for Tottenham Hotspur after leaving Ajax game on crutches
  • Police rescue five Chinese kidnapped in Niger State, 22 others
  • Godfather prevented Fashola from fighting corruption in Lagos councils, says Aka-Basorun
  • New job vacancies
  • Spanish prosecutors appeal acquittal of ex-Barcelona president
  • Spanish La Liga posts record financial figures
  • Ronaldo rubbishes Super League idea, defends Barcelona season
  • Djokovic dispatches Chardy to reach Madrid quarters
  • Senate confirms Abike Dabiri-Erewa as Chairman/CEO of Nigerian Diaspora Commission
  • Twitter suspends 166,153 accounts for terrorism content
  • Residents lament military harassment as soldier, naval rating clash
  • Unemployed man jailed for touching bust
  • Police arraign man for biting off neighbour’s finger
  • Harvest of queries: UNILAG officers mismanaging funds, say dons
  • NSCDC arrests 10 suspected oil thieves in Rivers
  • Residents accuse policeman of killing motorcycle rider
  • Bandits kill 82-year-old district head in Sokoto, 11 in Taraba
  • Six persons killed in fresh Boko Haram attack in Borno — SEMA
  • Gunmen kill teenager, abduct Abia LG NULGE chair


The Nation

  • Appeal Court to deliver judgments in Onnoghen’s appeals Friday 
  • Senate Presidency: ‎Northern youths storm APC secretariat, insist on Goje 
  • ‘NANS lied on meeting with Akeredolu’
  • We’re only answerable to God, Acting CJN declares 
  • IG launches counter-kidnapping strategies 
  • How my boss attempted to rape me, by human trafficking victim 
  • Davido reacts to uncle’s defeat, says Appeal Court’s judgement not the end
  • Truth has finally prevailed, says Oyetola on Appeal Court judgment 
  • Court remands suspected cultist 
  • Imo Assembly suspends 27 Council Chairmen for snubbing Lawmakers
  • Ohanaeze, Afenifere not on same page with Miyeti Allah – Ohanaeze 
  • How we arrested Muhammad Khalid Khan in Nigeria — U.S. 
  • Court orders CP, others to pay N15m over lawyer’s illegal detention
  • Updated: Appeal Court voids judgment sacking Osun Gov’nor Oyetola
  • FG releases plans for flood prevention 
  • Updated: Buhari reappoints CBN governor Emefiele for second term 
  • NCC steps up fight against cybercrime, internet fraudsters 
  • Fraudulent ‘angel’ jailed for internet crimes 
  • Sugar’s death: Court grants Oyo Assembly Chief Whip bail 
  • Twitter says suspended 166,153 accounts for terrorism content in second half 2018 
  • Pastor, mistress sentenced to death for murder of NNPC staff 
  • Police confirm six dead, houses burnt in Taraba communal clash 
  • It’s time to break up Facebook, says co-founder 
  • UPDATED: Senate confirms Dabiri-Erewa as Diaspora commission chairman
  • NMA blasts Abia, Imo govs for owing doctors


The Guardian

  • Abiola, Abacha ghosts rise as Labour fights for Kokori
  • Ganduje cuts Sanusi’s influence, splits Kano emirate into five
  • MTN ready for listing, completes share registration with SEC
  • Venezuela’s Maduro warns of military escalation with Colombia
  • Amusan, Oduduru, Enekwachi qualify for Tokyo 2020 Olympics
  • Mugabe’s tractors, trucks to be auctioned to pay off debts
  • Nigerian police free 27 hostages, including five Chinese
  • Jamb may release results before weekend
  • EFCC arrests lawmaker over land scam
  • Togo changes law to let president stand for two more terms
  • Angola sacks Sonangol chief over fuel shortages
  • ‘He’s a super-hero’: Tearful Pochettino salutes hat-trick hero Lucas
  • Liverpool rediscovering fear factor, says Van Dijk
  • Ajax coach proud of players after agonising defeat
  • Three things we learned from Ajax v Tottenham
  • Arsenal, Chelsea take last steps to Europa League finals
  • Nadal halts Auger-Aliassime’s Madrid Open dream
  • Akeredolu’s second term hiccups and purported rapprochement with Tinubu
  • Recurring civility of Buhari’s Star Boy, Osinbajo wins more converts
  • Fake Heiress Who Fooled New York Faces Sentencing
  • Khloe Kardashian Is Toasting To Jordyn Woods In This New KUWTK Clip
  • BBC Radio Presenter Sacked for ‘Racist’ Royal Baby Tweet
  • NESG rallies stakeholder engagement for tax reforms with “Better Tax” initiative
  • Glut, price volatility force cashew exporters into processing
  • Bearish run plunges market index further by N46 billion




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