Here are the major headlines for Friday, January 17, 2019


  • Buhari’s coup against Shagari, unfortunate – Senators
  • Dogara knocks Buhari for rejecting electoral bill
  • Reps postpone 2019 budget consideration indefinitely
  • Court adjourns case seeking to stop CJN’s trial
  • Ochanya’s family seeks IG’s help to arrest suspect
  • N30,000 minimum wage: Govs demand review of revenue-sharing formula
  • Retired ASP, 10 others caught for stealing generators
  • I have arrived in Washington DC, says Atiku
  • APC Rivers, Zamfara candidates not on INEC list
  • $1.1bn Brazilian loan: FG to create five million jobs
  • FG moves to implement 1998 protocol to curb herdsmen killings
  • Discos disconnect 1,205 premises under high-tension power lines
  • Ganduje/Lawal: Buhari fighting opposition, not corruption, says Atiku
  • Even if Pope is my deputy, 67% of Christians won’t vote for me –El-Rufai
  • Oshiomhole: Once you join the APC, your sins are forgiven
  • Imo APC suspends Okorocha
  • PDP, Atiku planning to rig election, BMO alleges
  • No cattle routes in Benue, Ortom insists
  • Fayemi reinstates perm secs demoted by Fayose
  • Ekiti to pay teachers N146m rural, core subject allowance
  • Man who killed Osun motorcyclist to die by hanging
  • 19-year-old dies as fire razes journalist’s Abuja apartment


The Nation

  • INEC clears Buhari, Atiku, Ezekwesili, Okotie, others 
  • Nigeria, Brazil seal $1.1b agriculture project deal
  • Vietnam rejects 37, 000 tonnes of cashew export from Nigeria
  • REA okays N1.9b grants for mini-grid, solar projects
  • NEITI’s audit report puts NNPC on the spot 
  • El-Rufai urges CJN Onnoghen to resign
  • Don’t renew BEDC’s licence, Oba Ewuare II tells Buhari
  • I always feared I might not live long, says Akande 
  • Iheanacho seeks sovereign guarantee to build refinery
  • Ekiti Assembly impeaches deputy speaker 
  • Nnamani visits Enugu Govt House 12 years after 
  • Police to prosecute man for ‘assaulting’ Catholic priest
  • Teenager caught stealing woman’s underwear 
  • Ondo APC hails PDP leaders for defections
  • Obaze: Southeast risks backlash if PDP loses 



  • Drama as Buhari calls ‘Ogboru’ APC presidential candidate
  • 2019 elections not do-or-die affair — Saraki
  • Court orders police to show cause for detaining Melaye
  • BURGLARY: I No Longer Feel Safe In My NASS Office Office — Remi Tinubu
  • APC misses out in Rivers, Zamfara as INEC publishes list of candidates
  • FG to deport aliens, shut borders during general elections
  • Assets declaration charge: FG snubs suit against Onnoghen’s trial
  • Atiku To Speak At US Chamber Of Commerce
  • #VanguardDiscourse: FG must grant education, health sector tax holiday – LCCI
  • European Centre Condemns Excessive, Improper Deployment Of Money In Election
  • ENERGY SECTOR LOANS: Heritage Bank Boss Calls For Policy Review
  • You’ll Lose If Buhari Wins, PDP Tells S-East Govs
  • God Using Me For Imo People—Uzodinma
  • POVERTY REDUCTION: Shamsuddeen Usman Canvases Multi-Dimensional Poverty Index Strategy
  • APC Disciplinary C’ttee Recommends Okorocha’s Sack
  • NMA holds debate for gov candidates in Lagos




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