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Here are the major headlines for Tuesday, June 5, 2018


  • We spent N2.75tn on power, roads in two years – Buhari
  • NSCIA in talks with Boko Haram for Leah Sharibu’s release —Oloyede
  • Adeosun, Kachikwu, Emefiele, others shun PIB hearing, Senate kicks
  • Offa robberies: Police give Saraki 48 hours to send written defence
  • AGF writes court, seeks resumption of Melaye’s trial
  • Buhari still reviewing 2018 budget, says minister
  • FG has no money to complete Ajaokuta steel – Minister
  • FoI: NNPC refuses to give fuel import details to Falana
  • ICPC arraigns suspended SEC boss, Gwarzo, today
  • FG offers investors fresh savings bonds
  • Stock market records first gain in 12 days
  • Mixed reactions trail excise duty hike on alcohol, tobacco
  • Minister proposes extra year for undergraduates
  • INEC adopts measure to facilitate voting by PWDs
  • Mikel retains No.10 jersey, Uzoho to wear 23
  • Don’t inaugurate excos, APC tells Lagos, Rivers, Oyo states’ chairmen
  • Okorocha free to leave APC, says VON DG
  • Cholera kills five, 200 under surveillance in Plateau, Nasarawa, Kaduna
  • Bouncer, wife killed in Lagos fire



The Nation

  • President to tourists, investors: consider Nigeria your second home
  • Police give Saraki 48hrs to explain link with suspects
  • Court consolidates 14 suits on Magu’s confirmation
  • Alleged $1.046m fraud: Court remands Ajudua in Kirikiri prison
  • Dasuki’s ex-aide, eight others re-arraigned for alleged money laundering
  • Alleged N104.8m fraud: Gwarzo heads for Industrial Court
  • CBN okays N357/$1 rate for BDCs
  • Policeman who shot Bamidele dismissed
  • 2019 elections: Customs to deploy scanners in ports
  • Customs donates 10, 653 bags of rice, other items to Benin IDPs
  • APC inaugurates State chairmen
  • Oyegun to APC chairmen: work for Buhari’s re-election
  • Eneukwu rejected as Southeast APC vice chair
  • Two dead, 200 escape in Niger prison break
  • Diarrhoea kills one pupil in Kaduna
  • Bamidele’s shooting: EKSUTH rejects claim of lack of equipment
  • Kidnapped commissioner’s wife, kids regain freedom
  • Abductors of Delta monarch demand N15m ransom
  • Nwosu: I’m still in Imo governorship race




  • Saraki: Police soft-pedal, seek response in writing; protests in Offa, Ilorin
  • ALLEGED N11.5bn FRAUD: Akala, Two Others Know Fate June 29
  • $40m Needed To Tackle Nigeria’s TB Burden, Says Health Minister
  • MOSOP, SA To Buhari: Ogoni Clean-Up Not Moving Satisfactorily
  • Don’t Be Arrogant, Okowa Charges Political Office Holders
  • Military Equipment: Edo Assembly Authorises FG To Deduct $1bn From ECA
  • Killings: Nigeria Sliding Into A No-State — Unongo
  • Drink Milk Daily, Nutritionists Urge Nigerians
  • Nigeria Records Increase, As World Rig Count Declines By 90
  • Offa robbery saga: Presidency negotiating with us in bad faith – nPDP
  • Peterside Upholds Integrity of Judiciary —RIVLEAF
  • Benue First Lady’s Foundation Treats 20 Cancer Patients, 40,000 others
  • Community Urges Fayose to Remove Monarch Over Alleged Corruption




  • Saraki, Dogara, others return to trenches, reconsider defection
  • Airline operators uneasy over new national carrier
  • EODB in jeopardy at seaports as agencies flout order
  • NFF technical committee tackles Rohr over World Cup list
  • US pushes for Venezuela to be suspended from OAS
  • At least 9 killed in Niger suicide attacks
  • Nigeria needs N14.4b to control TB as 420 die daily
  • Police dismiss trigger-happy cop as CP reads riot act to parties
  • House of Reps, minister disagree on concessioning of Ajaokuta Steel Complex
  • Cholera outbreak spreads, kills 20 in Kaduna, Plateau, Adamawa
  • Africa needs another million PhD scientists to develop homegrown solutions
  • Serena faces Wimbledon fight as Paris party falls flat
  • Trump scraps Philadelphia Eagles’ White House visit
  • Rohr may test ‘recuperating’ Ndidi against Czech Republic
  • French Open: Nadal, Halep, Kerber through, Anderson, Wozniacki out
  • How Super Eagles’ opponents performed in pre-World Cup friendlies
  • Kanu praises Brian Idowu for choosing Nigeria ahead of Russia
  • Airlines target N12.2 trillion profit in 2018 amid slow growth
  • The economic story of football jerseys
  • NATCOMS, CPC warn telcos against tariff hike over CBN levy
  • Leadership: Age is not our problem
  • Why Udom Emmanuel can flaunt credentials
  • Still on the politics of election order




  • African Minister’s Meet on Free Trade
  • Offa Robbery: nPDP Pulls Out of Talks with Presidency, APC
  • Naira Pares Losses as CBN Reviews Dollar Rate for BDCs
  • Aiteo Denies Involvement in Protest Against JTF over Illegal Oil Bunkering
  • Ancient Kano Wall Disappears Along with History
  • Offa Robbery: nPDP Pulls Out of Talks with Presidency, APC
  • PIGB: Saraki Assures of Adoption by National Assembly Within a Week
  • Ben Enwonwu’s Anyanwu Sets New Local Auction Record, Sells for N52m
  • APC Moves to Manage Crises Arising from Congresses
  • FG’s New Taxes on Smoking, Alcohol Excites WHO, Others
  • Court Consolidates Suits Challenging Magu’s Appointment as EFCC Chairman
  • Buhari: How Gowon Restrained Nigerian Troops from Crushing Biafra
  • FG Cuts Tariffs on Casino, Amusement Park Equipment
  • Otti: Abia’s Huge Debt Constitutes Landmine for Future Generations
  • Unknown Gunmen Attack Minna Prison, Free Inmates
  • Borno Donates Plots of Land to Families of 200 Slain Civilian…
  • Ogoni Cleanup: ERA, Amnesty International Ask FG to Expedite Action
  • Alleged Debt: Court Orders AMCON to Unseal School
  • Unity Bank Supports Mentorship Initiative
  • All-Share Index Recovers 0.36% as Equities Market Pares Losses
  • Importers Suspicious of Double Taxation in NESREA’s Clearance Permit
  • Megamound Introduces County Apartments




  • Abductors of Delta monarch demands N15m
  • Rigging Ekiti guber poll may endanger 2019 ―Secondus
  • Work for Buhari’s re-election, Odigie tells party chairmen
  • Buhari emerges Grand Patron of Nigerian Red Cross
  • Buhari reviewing passed 2018 budget ―Udoma
  • Hajj 2018: Bauchi intending pilgrims advised to meet deadline for payment
  • 2019: Nigerian youths more than prepared for leadership ―Young Alliance
  • Ondo law students protest non-payment of book allowance
  • Boy dabs for joy, as Army rescues 58 women used as sex slaves by Boko Haram
  • Bus driver docked over alleged manslaughter
  • 2 men face midnight break-in, N105,000 theft charge
  • Pastor loses her 11-year-old year marriage to domestic violence
  • Public servant loses 3-year-old marriage over adultery
  • Historic Trump-Kim meeting holds 9:00 am on June 12
  • Trump: I have ‘absolute right’ to pardon myself
  • Guatemala volcano: Dozens die as Fuego volcano erupts
  • Teenager, Safaa Boular, found guilty of first all-female UK terror plot
  • Nigeria considers new import tariff regime to boost tourism investment, promotion
  • CBN raises BDCs margin in dollar sales
  • Adeosun mourns ex-ICAN President Olakunri
  • Historic Trump-Kim meeting holds 9:00 am on June 12
  • FG offers 2, 3 year savings bonds at 10.34%, 11.34% for June
  • Ekiti shootings: Erring policeman dismissed —CP
  • Fayose to Akeredolu: Don’t create crisis in Ekiti over support for Fayemi
  • APC NWC inaugurates Ogodo, 32 others as state chairmen
  • Dangote bags UN tourism award



The Sun

  • Soldiers rescue 148 hostages from Boko Haram captives in Borno
  • nPDP accuses Presidency of negotiating in bad faith
  • Be shepherds, not wolves, Obiano charges Bishops
  • Offa robbery suspects open up
  • Police give Saraki 48 hours to explain role
  • Don’t link us with N’Delta protest against JTF –Aiteo
  • APC: 2 ministers locked out of inauguration
  • FG mulls tobacco ban
  • Sex-for-marks mess: UNILAG yet to set up probe committee
  • nPDP halts talks with presidency
  • Ambode mourns passage of first African female Chattered Accountant, Olakunrin
  • Israel foils Palestinian attack on PM Netanyahu, others
  • LG boss warn Councillors against corruption
  • My fears for Ekiti election -Olumilua
  • Face governance in your state, PDP tells Akeredolu
  • Ugwuanyi’s achievements would speak for him in 2019 -Igwesi
  • NiMet signs MoU with BUK, establishes MET station
  • CBN urges banks to pledge N1bn for OTC trade settlement
  • Why Buhari can’t sign 2018 budget now –Udoma
  • Grand Master Nigel Short storms Lagos for chess clinic
  • Serena withdraws from French Open due to muscle injury
  • World Para Powerlifting officials storm Lagos




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