Here are the major headlines for Thursday, May 16, 2019

The Nation

  • Breaking: Australia’s former PM, Bob Hawke dies at 89 
  • Breaking: Osinbajo promises FG collaboration with Lasu 
  • Breaking: Imo Deputy Speaker resigns amid impeachment scare 
  • Hong Kong activist Joshua Wong returns to prison 
  • Ogun: ‘I didn’t collect money from APC to abandon my case at Tribunal’ 
  • Breaking: Senate confirms Emefiele for second term
  • 10 ways to enjoy your wedding day to the fullest 
  • Breaking: Kano Emirate: ‘My appointment not meant to spite Emir Sanusi’ 
  • I didn’t collect money from APC to abandon my case at the Tribunal – PDP Senatorial candidate 
  • Write judgments for posterity, acting CJN tells judges 
  • EFCC quizzes National Assembly clerk over finances 
  • Who killed Abiola?  
  • Fregene’s wife: don’t let my husband die 
  • JAMB: over 1.3m candidates have accessed results 
  • Govt, PDP row over ‘threat to democracy’ 
  • Katsina council loses confidence in police over insecurity 
  • MTN lists today at NSE  
  • Emefiele: policy saboteurs will no longer be spared 
  • Lawan: battle for Senate President not do-or-die 
  • Equities decline with N51b loss 
  • Tribunal fixes May 22 for hearing in PDP’s motion 
  • FEC approves $1b Chinese loan for Gurara hydropower project 
  • June 12 as Democracy Day excites activists 
  • Ebonyi tribunal strikes out Ogbuoji’s petition 
  • Okorocha accuses APC leaders of causing his ordeal 
  • Court orders forfeiture of gold bars, N39m to govt  
  • Kwara PDP authorised disbursement of campaign funds, says Belgore
  • ‘How I was drugged, gang-raped at hotel’ 
  • UNILAG VC meets with PS in Abuja 
  • Buhari’s victory has demystified Obasanjo – Oba of Lagos 
  • NHRC condemns arrest of sex workers in Abia 
  • UNILAG crisis: VC meets with Perm Sec in Abuja 
  • Another Nigerian Victoria Obaze becomes Mayor in UK
  • Lagos Assembly moves to end challenges of building collapse 
  • Bandits abduct four month old baby, seven others in Zamfara 


The Guardian

  • Investors identify regulatory synergy as panacea to increased market participation
  • Nigeria has receded, Emefiele declares
  • Nigeria and burden of cultism in primary, secondary schools
  • Rangers book top six spot, Abia Warriors down El Kanemi
  • U.S. acquires Eko Atlantic land for new consulate office in Lagos
  • Okorocha alleges plot by EFCC, Oshiomole to detain him
  • Senate confirms Emefiele’s reappointment
  • Ganduje gifts N6m cash donation to Zainab Aliyu, Ibrahim Abubakar
  • French PM defends questioning of reporters over weapons after outcry
  • Ukraine to hold presidential inauguration Monday
  • Trump ramps up battle against Chinese telecom giant Huawei
  • Liverpool and Tottenham fans call on sponsors to hand over Champions League tickets
  • Osaka into third round as Italian Open resumes after washout
  • PSG and United eyeing Lewandowski transfer — report
  • Man City face further action over financial fairplay ‘breaches’
  • Kenyan runner Wambui fears testosterone rules will end career
  • Premier League set to splash the cash as transfer window opens
  • A case for better healthcare
  • Where does the weight gain arise from in pregnancy?
  • Saraki cautions against enthronement of weak National Assembly, seeks stronger parliament
  • Okun, Ebira scheme for power shift in Kogi
  • Imo lawmakers suspend speaker, majority leader
  • Obama Book Boom Buoys Bertelsmann’s Sales
  • Listen: GoldLink’s “Zulu Screams” Ft Maleek Berry And Bibi Bourelly
  • Nigerian Woman, Victoria Obaze Becomes Mayor In The UK
  • Afreximbank targets $40b deals from fair
  • Multiplicity of agencies frustrating economic development, says NCDMB
  • PAL pension decries gap in financial literacy, skills
  • Making sense of community policing in Nigeria
  • Abubakar’s one big secret
  • A tale… full of sound and fury



  • Nadal crushes Chardy to reach Rome third round
  • Ugochinyere resigns as president of National Youth Council
  • Federer eases into third round in Rome
  • 5G Network: Five things to know
  • Naira Marley: Temper justice with mercy, Daddy Showkey begs EFCC
  • ‘Everything is possible’ —Dortmund boss Favre
  • Porto want to keep ‘keeper Casillas despite heart attack
  • Transition process will be peaceful in Imo, says Okorocha
  • New York Mayor joins 2020 presidential race
  • 2019 UTME: Candidates now free to access results on portal —JAMB
  • I didn’t authorise Benin kingdom chief priest’s arrest —Edo CP
  • Champions League: Liverpool, Spurs fans call on sponsors to hand over tickets
  • Court adjourns money laundering case against two PDP chieftains to July 1, 2
  • Tiger Woods set for early charge at PGA
  • Man City referred to UEFA financial body in fair play probe
  • Edo police arrest four suspected Boko Haram terrorists
  • Osaka sex workers to ‘close up shop’ as Japan hosts G20
  • Alleged serial burglar steals policeman’s phones
  • How Lagos hotelier’s son, friend drugged, gang-raped me –Victim
  • Police arrest bandits’ girlfriends, informants in Katsina
  • Man allegedly murders 11-month-old daughter
  • Illegal arms possession: Court jails three ex-convicts 120 years
  • Suspected herdsmen attack travellers in Osun
  • RCCG gospel artiste commits suicide
  • Buhari’s victory has demystified Obasanjo, says Oba of Lagos
  • Atiku, PDP doing everything possible to sabotage Buhari –FG
  • I won’t share govt funds with greedy people — Obaseki
  • PDP asks Buhari to probe allegations of looting before May 29
  • I am fulfilled with my achievements, says Ambode
  • Court sacks APC lawmaker-elect in Ondo




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