News, Seat of Power

Today’s evening news (Tuesday, January 7, 2019)

The Nation

  • BREAKING: Buhari, Tinubu in closed-door meeting 
  • PHOTOS: Buhari, Tinubu meet in Abuja 
  • U.S. denies Iranian foreign minister visa for UN trip 
  • BREAKING: FG reverses suspension of REA MD  2:20 PM
  • Court restrains suspended Imo LG officials from assuming offices 
  • Burial of Iranian commander postponed due to stampede – ISNA
  • Iranian parliament designates U.S. army, Pentagon as terrorist entities – Reports 
  • Lagos to generate N73.836bn monthly IGR in 2020
  • Bribery accusations: Gov. Zulum commends Army for quick action 
  • U.S. renews warning about threats from Iran to vessels in Gulf 
  • Stampede during funeral for Iranian commander kills 35 
  • Army tackles Borno Gov over extortion allegation 
  • BREAKING: FG charges Surveyors Council’s President Agbenla with abuse of office
  • Iran considers retaliation options as it buries slain commander 
  • German troops in Iraq to be partially moved to Jordan, Kuwait 
  • New wage: Labour draws battle line with 26 states 
  • Osimhem, Chukwueze face-off for Africa’s best youth player 
  • Abd’Allah: I wish Enyimba the best 
  • Kenyan pastor fatally stabbed wife 
  • Turkey sends troops to shore up Libyan UN-backed govt
  • Three die, others injured in Lagos-Ibadan expressway accident 
  • Britain’s ‘most prolific rapist’ jailed for life 
  • Army arrests child trafficker in Enugu, rescues nine children
  • ‘Wrong genotype diagnosis contributes to high rate of SCD in Nigeria’ 
  • Soleimani killing: Tehran offers $80m bounty for Trump’s head 
  • Buhari media group faults WFP report about possible hunger in Nigeria 
  • Current political leaders responsible for Nigeria’s woes, says Gen. Rotimi 
  • We didn’t demolish old people’s home, says Kwara govt
  • Buratai: Army to prioritise soldiers’ welfare 
  • ‘Monarchs should get constitutional roles’ 
  • Oyetola, APC leaders advocate intra-party unity
  • Fire destroys church, residential building in Osun 
  • ‘Govt should make investment friendly policies’ 
  • APC factions clash over Obaseki’s endorsement 
  • Free online marketplace unveiled
  • North America, Mexico suffer $44b loss to forex 
  • Tariffs on data, voice calls may go up
  • Crisis hits Edo PDP ahead of congresses 
  • Insurance digitalisation a must, says NAICOM 
  • Port Harcourt airport reopens after fire 
  • Chevron, labour feud deepens
  • Buhari orders Ministry to drive economic growth 
  • OPEC output slips on Nigeria, Iraq compliance 
  • Police to probe misconduct of men  7
  • Residents stop road work in protest of poor drainage 
  • Wisdom begins with fear of gas explosion 
  • Soleimani: Plateau Police deploy personnel in hot spots 
  • Gas explosion: Southern Kaduna mourns Mallam 
  • Group urges Zamfara to shelve N7b Govt House project 
  • Bauchi uncovers 596 dead workers on govt payroll
  • KEDCO to replace faulty facilities
  • Borno gets first flyover 
  • El-Rufai orders closure of gas shops in residential areas
  • Buhari won’t pick successor, says Presidency



  • Many killed as Boko Haram attacks army commanders in Borno
  • Fire razes LG office, destroys court records
  • 600 national confab recommendations in ‘dustbin’ – PANDEF
  • Borno Gov replies Army over alleged N1000 collection by soldiers at checkpoints
  • Osaka opens year with tough win over Sakkari
  • Singer, Orezi, demands N100m from Bolt after ghastly accident
  • BREAKING: Buhari nullifies REA boss’ suspension by minister
  • Falana asks Buhari, Osinbajo to declare current assets
  • 2023: It’s too early to decide on zoning -Tinubu
  • Govt asked us to stop Favour’s burial — Family of LASU student killed by boyfriend
  • US-Iran crisis: Philippines to evacuate citizens in Middle East
  • Govt asked us to stop Favour’s burial — Family of LASU student killed by boyfriend
  • Lagos estate residents prevent church from holding service
  • Kano housewife pushes rival, son into well
  • Family of woman stabbed to death by soldier seeks justice
  • Police in armoured tank invade church, chase out worshippers
  • 11-year-old Anambra pupil burnt to death in hostel
  • Enugu command parades three cops for assaulting man
  • Three die, nine injured in Ondo road crashes
  • Teenager arraigned for weapons possession
  • Osaka opens year with tough win over Sakkari
  • Juventus replies Manchester United over Emre Can transfer
  • Liverpool sign kit deal with Nike
  • Nigerian leaders too selfish, says Oluwole Rotimi
  • PDP left N220bn debt for my government –Akeredolu
  • Ngige’s call on Igbo to join APC childish, pedestrian –Ohanaeze
  • Factional APC leaders in Oshiomhole ward endorse Obaseki
  • Imo APGA lawyer resigns, fuels Okorocha likely defection
  • EDO APC accuses Oshiomhole of flouting Oba’s directive
  • Company tax: FG to exempt firms earning below N25m
  • Govt to limit estimated electricity bills February
  • Sacked REA, NBET MDs belonged to cabal –FG
  • Oil rises above $70 amid US, Iran face-off
  • We’ll enforce electricity tariff increase from April – Discos
  • Lagos-Ibadan Expressway: Expect free traffic flow, says FRSC




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