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Today’s evening news (Thursday, October 17, 2019)


  • Messi disses Ronaldo, Zlatan, says, ‘I don’t like to talk about myself’
  • Dickson’s commissioner resigns, cites ‘political uncertainty’
  • US Consul General hosts 56 Nigerian Mandela Washington Fellows
  • Nigerians take Obiano to task over Onitsha tanker fire
  • Four burnt to death in Ondo road accident
  • Buhari orders forensic audit of NDDC from 2001 to 2019
  • Alleged $500,000 bribery: You have a case to answer, court tells Farouk Lawan
  • PHOTOS: Buhari hosts Obong of Calabar, others at Aso Rock
  • Bullion vans: EFCC, Segalink clash on Twitter over Tinubu
  • PHOTOS: Mo Salah dresses as Disney character to mark daughter’s birthday
  • Presidential poll: PDP Reps allege interference in Supreme Court panel selection
  • Traders snub NAFDAC, continue sale of Sniper
  • Anambra Assembly inaugurates committee on Onitsha tanker fire
  • Onitsha tanker fire, a terror attack  —IPOB
  • Senate committees bar media as MDAs defend budgets
  • PHOTOS: Mo Salah dresses as Disney character to mark daughter’s birthday
  • Bauchi principal fired for starving students
  • Man jailed 12 years for girlfriend’s death
  • Onitsha tanker fire: PDP decries poor emergency response
  • Lagos makes a U-turn, says killer cops’ll be prosecuted
  • Woman’s photo, video divide Twitter as different versions greet her story
  • I thought I killed a goat, says wife murderer
  • Husband beats wife to death over disagreement
  • UNIZIK sacks Ekemezie, withdraws PhD after PUNCH investigations
  • I’m not leaving APC, Obaseki reveals
  • Adeyemi, Melaye clash over Kogi senatorial rerun
  • Bayelsa election: Don’t cheat ad hoc staff, INEC warns electoral officers
  • APC faults Dickson over ‘govt of criminals’ comment
  • Bayelsans not convinced of INEC’s impartiality, says Dickson
  • Kogi election: Wada, others beg Ibrahim to withdraw suit against PDP
  • N25.7tn debt: Experts oppose IMF’s call for tax hike, say Nigerians overtaxed
  • Aisha Buhari apologises for viral video
  • Salaries: Workers shut down Kaduna Disco’s office
  • Oil rises 1% on OPEC supply cuts
  • Access Bank’s daily digital lending hits N1bn
  • IGI sacks 60 workers


The Guardian

  • Britain and EU strike Brexit deal ahead of summit
  • Monkeypox hits Lagos, Rivers, Akwa Ibom
  • FIFA to pay injured Uzoho’s wages as club begin search for new goalkeeper
  • Senate faults Buhari’ s anti-graft war, urges proactivity
  • Woman, baby burnt to death, buildings razed in Onitsha tanker explosion
  • Ex EFCC boss urges governments to honour 5% whistle-blower commission
  • Japan plans to postpone imperial parade over typhoon
  • JAMB insists on registering 2020 candidate with NIN
  • Nigerian indicted by FBI gets one-year jail term
  • Taiwan says fighter jet’s missing black box found after two years
  • FBI suspect, Oyediran bags 1 year imprisonment in Ilorin
  • Arsenal’s Ozil recalls terrifying car-jacking ordeal
  • Patrick Day dies following brutal knockout
  • AC Milan suffer record 146 million euro losses – reports
  • Solskjaer ‘100 percent sure’ Man Utd have right structure
  • La Liga wants El Clasico moved from Barca’s Nou Camp over fears of unrest
  • Work begins on 15,000 seat stadium for Ruiz, Joshua rematch
  • Intrigues at fever pitch as parties jostle for soul of Kogi
  • How four ‘outsiders’ are dictating tempo of Bayelsa State guber poll
  • British pound rises on Brexit draft deal
  • Experts express support for tax increases
  • ‘How agent banking will drive innovation, inclusion’
  • Russian Man Drops Lawsuit Claiming iPhone Turned Him Gay
  • Justin Bieber Sued Over Instagram Photo
  • Travis ScottTravis Scott Suffers Dislocated Knee During Festival
  • Speaker Pelosi: Power personified
  • Still on reducing the cost of governance
  • Business and accountable governance obligations of leadership


The Nation

  • UPDATED: Court rejects Metuh’s no-case submission
  • Buhari orders forensic audit of NDDC activities 
  • ‘Nigeria lost $600bn to corruption in 59 years’ 
  • Bayelsa poll: APC, PDP disagree on alleged assassination attempt 
  • JUST IN: Onitsha tanker explosion not ordinary – IPOB 
  • Buhari okays N10b for Enugu Airport 
  • Bayelsa 2019: Dickson’s commissioner resigns, says I am tired 
  • We’ll only register candidate with NIN for 2020 UTME – JAMB
  • We’ll resist toll gates in S/East – MASSOB 
  • FG has no plan to remove fuel subsidy – Sylva 
  • Sanwo-Olu appoints first female MD for LAMATA 
  • No plans to leave APC, says Obaseki 
  • PHOTOS: Buhari receives South East govs in Abuja 
  • JUST IN: Abducted Kaduna Principal regains freedom 
  • Buhari approves N10bn for Enugu Airport
  • Shi’ites set for nationwide trek on Saturday 
  • Alleged bribery: You’ve case to answer, court tells Lawan
  • South East govs, others demand special fund for Enugu Airport 
  • Attackers of POS banking operators arrested in Jos
  • Bandits kill one, abduct five others in Kaduna 
  • Emulate FG, slash traveling expenses — expert urges govs 
  • BREAKING: Ex-PDP spokesman, Metuh loses bid to stop trial 
  • Africans top 2019 global list of dead irregular migrants 
  • ‘Obaseki won’t continue with Oshiomhole’s bad policies’ 
  • Buhari sympathizes with victims of Onitsha tanker explosion 
  • Injured Uzoho to get 20,548 Euros  11:00 AM
  • 2019 Lagos Open: Quadre, Samuel survive first round 
  • President slashes ministers’ estacode
  • FG, Labour fail to reach agreement on new Minimum Wage
  • Dare to unveil 2020 NSF logo, team song in Benin
  • AFCON QUALIFIERS: Rohr fine-tunes list for Benin, Lesotho 
  • Unease as NASS slashes legislative aides’ salaries 
  • President’s wife apologises over leaked video 
  • Six abductees freed in Abuja 
  • Workers wait in suspense as minimum wage talks drag
  • ‘Count me out’ 
  • Eight ‘most wanted kidnappers’ arrested in Imo 
  • APC’s, PDP’s clash disrupts meeting 
  • Nigerian Otugo killed in South Africa 
  • Senate faults CBN on Anchor Borrowers Programme




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