Here are the major headlines for Tuesday, September 19, 2017


Fake Buhari’s UN speech in circulation – Presidency
Ohanaeze warns courts against frivolous orders on IPOB
Strike suspension: NANS lauds FG, ASUU
Mission urges Nigerians in S’ Africa to be law-abiding
Only LG autonomy can stop widespread agitations – NULGE
Ebonyi govt. supports army’s PYTHON DANCE
Four dead in Lagos explosion
200 Turks granted asylum in Germany
Ex-England, Man United star Rio Ferdinand wants to become professional boxer
Boy, 4, shot mother dead while playing with gun
Anambra guber: I never said I’ll fight Anambra election with last drop of my blood –Obi
2019: APC LG chairs endorse Ortom
A’Ibom Senatorial Seat: Makarfi-led PDP withdraws appeal challenging sack of Senator Albert Akpan
Nigeria’s import bill rises to N232bn
Power: 2,000 mega-watts unutilised –Perm Sec
N720bn subsidy arrears: PENGASSAN alerts on impending mass sack
Eagles shock Ghana, romp into WAFU Cup semi
Nadal maintains No.1 spot in ATP rankings
Russia 2018 World Cup qualifier: Malitoli: Zambia can upset Eagles
Cholera kills 48 in Borno – MSF
Nigeria attracts American investors, targets $25b FDI
Resume work today, ASUU directs members
NBA to intervene in Ondo JSC workers’ suspension
Saraki, Buratai clash over IPOB
Kalu’s 2017JCI summit ends in style
MASSOB to FG: Take Operation Python Dance to Boko Haram, Fulani herdsmen
Buhari formally proscribes IPOB

Northern govs visit S’East, move to stop reprisals, commend Ikpeazu, others
Reps chief whip attacks Saraki for saying IPOB ban illegal
Bribe-collecting policemen handcuff passenger to vehicle after driver escaped
ASUU suspends 36-day-old strike
How kidnappers killed Chinese expatriate, driver, police escort
Bribe-collecting policemen handcuff passenger to vehicle after driver escaped
Gay artisan accused of killing apprentice for dating woman
Four killed as explosion rocks NNPC Lagos depot
Man in court for stealing $80,000 from boss
Police arrest 43-year-old ex-convict for alleged sodomy
Customs seize 3,000 cartons of poultry products
Nnamdi Kanu brainwashed my brother, says man whose relation was killed in IPOB clash
Students, drivers clash in Ekiti over alleged rape
APC tours S’South states, mobilise support for Buhari
S’East APC demands additional state
APC clears Nwoye for Anambra gov poll
Melaye’s recall: INEC releases amended timetable, fixes Oct 14 for verification
INEC wants Melaye served recall petitions through substituted means
I’ll succeed Ajimobi in 2019 Oyo Gov election, communications minister, Adebayo Shittu, vows
Osun APC can’t survive 2018 ‘electoral hurricane’ –PDP
Anambra: Ubah, Oduah, others want PDP candidate substituted
Restructuring: Why Buhari directed agitations to NASS – Aide
CBN to punish banks for forex infractions
Illegal dollar evacuation to Dubai threatening naira – Gwadabe
Strike: Fuel depots shut, FG meets NUPENG today
Naira drops to 369, market anticipates dollar supply
PTAD to return unpaid retirees to payroll
MAN, others reject monthly electricity tariff review proposal

Anti-graft war: CJN okays special courts, judges to try alleged looters
AGF initiates court process today to ban IPOB
NASS may halt Presidency’s bid to present 2018 budget
Militants suspend attacks in N’Delta
BREAKING: ASUU calls off strike
Forex: CBN to sanction erring banks
Voters Rights call for election postponement over Army/IPOB crisis
Buhari makes case for refund of looted funds at UNGA
Nwoye lauds APC, Buhari for standing by truth, says Obiano’s end is near
CLO makes 12-point demand on Peter Obi, Obiano
Dembele goes under the knife in Finland
Hazard shocks PSG!
Welbeck to have scan on injured groin
Falconets will overcome Tanzania in Dar-es-Salaam — Gov Obaseki
TCN appoints focal persons to interface with the DISCOs
FG provides new 132/33kV mobile transformer, 40MVA to Ejigbo transmission station
Investment opportunities, others to feature in FG’s petroleum summit, exhibition
BEDC to improve supply to Usen Community
Politicians hunt Cross Rivers monarchs with thugs for questioning candidates’ imposition – Clan Head
Bisola, #BBNaija contestant joins Buhari 72nd UNGA
We’ll continue to prioritise welfare of judges – Ambode

CJN okays special courts for corrupt cases
ASUU suspends five-week old strike
Suu Kyi appeals to global community over Rohingya crisis
IPOB’s ban, link to terrorism unconstitutional, says Saraki
World leaders anxious to hear Trump as UN assembly kicks off
Japan deploys missile defence to northern island
Front row for North Korea, beef for lunch: a look at the UN gathering
UN investigators demand ‘full, unfettered’ access to Myanmar
Hurricane Maria batters Dominica as PM predicts dire outcome
Ebonyi throws weight behind Python Dance II
Manchester United legend Rio Ferdinand turns to boxing
Eagles beat Ghana 2-0, qualify for WAFU Cup semis
Ronaldo back for Real, Deulofeu in for Dembele
Neymar-Cavani penalty spat a ‘war of egos’
We will beat Nigeria the way we beat Algeria, Chipolopolo legend boasts
Aiteo Group threatens to review deal with NFF over alleged poor derivatives
Lagos airport road project and contextual federalism
Norway wealth fund hits ‘milestone’ $1 trillion value
Growth of e-commerce gives rise to sophisticated African digital consumer
Nigeria touts investment opportunities to US investors
Only government can save Nigeria
Igbo and the journey back home
Enugu, Ebonyi APC tasks Federal Government on new state
Aregbesola warns governorship aspirants against falsifying data
Southwest governors, monarchs insist on restructuring
Court orders status quo in case against ex-footballer
Lagos assembly has powers to legislate on hotel licensing
Lawyers in media examine Nigeria’s regulatory challenges
Punk songs printed on vinyl version of Beyoncé’s Lemonade after factory error
‘Pakistan Girl’ takes aim at corrupt cops and domestic abuse
CBS’s Australia TV deal favoured over Murdoch bid
EFCC returns N36 million to school allegedly defrauded by bank workers
Tiwa Savage Rocks At Mega Growth Launch
New drug effective against resistant malaria parasite in clinical trial

The Nation
EFCC seeks final seizure of Aluko’s 19 assets
Court to INEC: Serve Melaye recall papers
Ekweremadu’s kinsmen plan mass protest to National Assembly
Governors: We won’t allow agitators to divide Nigeria
CJN unveils strategies for speedy trial of graft cases
Anambra to prosecute arrested IPOB members
IPOB: We can’t be intimidated
APC reassures southerners of safety in north
Seven ‘IPOB members’ in prison
CJN to judges: it’s no longer business as usual
Military begins withdrawal from Aba
FG to take final decision on IPOB proscription – Army
‘Mindless killings, anarchy must be defeated’
Driver arraigned for ‘eating without paying’
Police kill two kidnappers in Niger
Court asks INEC to make efforts to serve Melaye
Film producer in court for alleged theft of ‘N.25m
Oduduwa Varsity disowns ‘cultist’ students
APC submits Nwoye’s name to INEC
Buhari delayed in dealing with Kanu, says Idahosa
Suspected abductors kill policeman, two others
Imam, four others killed as Boko Haram attacks motorists
Court adjourns Dariye’s ‘N1.162b fraud trial’
Group to Fed Govt: beam searchlight on anti-state bodies
Ahmed spends N7b on road projects
Kano Hisbah Board arrests 1,429 child, adult beggars

Buhari Takes Heat off Nigerian Army, Signs Proclamation Proscribing IPOB
Onnoghen Gives CJs Marching Orders, Okays Special Courts for Corruption Cases…
September 19, 2017
CBN Gives Banks Four-week Ultimatum to Open FX Teller Points
Nigeria’s Zannah Mustapha Wins UN Award for Educating Boko Haram Victims
ASUU Calls off Strike, Fuel Scarcity Looms as Tanker Drivers Down…
China Opens Visa Centre in Abuja
AMCON Takes over Kashamu’s Best Western Hotels
Again, Lai Mohammed Accuses IPOB of Using Fake Videos to Hoodwink Int’l Community
Students in Violent Protest in Ekiti over Rape of Female Colleague
FG Spends N67.5bn on Pensions in Eight Months
Peter Obi: I Never Said I Will Fight Anambra Election with the Last Drop…
IPOB: We’ll Not Be Intimidated by Army’s Threats
Niger Boat Mishap: 12 Bodies Recovered, Buried
12 Killed in Suicide Attacks on Borno Village
Keyamo Dedicates SAN Award to the Weak, Defenceless
We’ll Continue to Prioritise Welfare of Judges- Ambode
Buhari: to Reset Nigeria for Greatness, Corruption Must Completely End
Do Not Give in to Fear, El-Rufai Assures Kaduna Residents
TCN Records 15 System Collapses in 2017
12TH GOTV BOXING NIGHT: Otto, Fijabi Are World Beaters, Says Manager



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