Here are the major headlines for Wednesday, December 19, 2018


  • Obianos aide leads Buharis re-election campaign in SEast
  • Nigeria can pay N30,000 minimum wage, says Oshiomhole
  • Let my people go, Agbaje replies Tinubu
  • US committed to violence-free elections in Nigeria Envoy
  • APC dissolves state, LG, ward excos in Ogun, Imo
  • Im more comfortable working with Sanwo-Olu Hamzat
  • Assessing Nigerias human rights situation
  • Bankole promises to prioritise local
  • government autonomy in Ogun
  • Bearish stock market: Any breather from Santa Claus
  • Killings by herdsmen will continue if Buhari is re-elected Atiku
  • A call for parliamentary system
  • ASUU strike and the fear for Nigerias future
  • Lafarge to raise N89.2bn in rights issue
  • FG records N2.3tn shortfall from revenue-earning agencies
  • Stock market rebounds as investors gain N74.93bn
  • IATA forecasts $300m loss for Nigeria, African airlines in 2019
  • Bristow donates classrooms to NIS training school
  • Gains of investing in poultry farming
  • BPE yet to repay N112bn loan incurred on NITEL transaction Investigation
  • Dana bags award on passenger facilitation
  • Lagos-Ibadan rail project almost completed FG
  • Foreign reserves gained $1.52bn in four weeks



  • Stakeholders in Bayelsa call for efforts to end drug abuse
  • 141 unveils new brand identity, now Nitro 121
  • Budget presentation: NASS ready for Buhari today despite workers’ strike
  • Buhari writes Senate, declines assent to NBC Amendment Bill
  • Igbo day of glory imminent ‘Ohanaeze
  • Ondo hands 5 civil servants to Police over N200m tax fraud
  • I’m not on any travel ban list, says Ekweremadu
  • Nigerian Army distorted truth about killing of Shi’ites’ New York Times
  • I’ve fulfilled purpose of governance ‘ Ajimobi
  • Constituency Projects: We’ve released 50%’SGF
  • Herdsmen killing: Atiku supports Amnesty Int’l report
  • FG facing serious financial challenges ‘ Akabueze, Budget boss
  • 2019: Nigeria’s growing insecurity worrisome ‘ Abdulsalami
  • Ikhena asks non-indigenes to vote Okowa
  • Delta govt replies critics, says Ijaw communities not neglected
  • Rivers 2019: Kalabari monarchs, stakeholders endorse Tonye Cole
  • S-South PDP leaders resolve to constitute Presidential Campaign Council
  • Anti-party: APC hammer to fall on Okorocha, Okafor, others ‘Uzodinma
  • PDP alleges fresh plot to remove Saraki
  • Akeredolu gives Ondo lawmakers 26 brand new vehicles
  • 2019: Gana is our recognised presidential candidate, says SDP
  • ICPC urges electorate, youths to resist vote buying, vote selling



  • Our Girls; Insecurity; Ibadan/Lagos/Apapa; Ajaokuta
  • Gunmen kill ex-Chief of Defence Staff Alex Badeh
  • Fed Govt retains $60 benchmark as oil dips to $58
  • N488b states cash stuck as lawmakers inflate claims
  • NBA chief Usoro docked for alleged N1.4b fraud
  • Ambode launches health insurance scheme
  • Three Islamic clerics, two others nabbed with human parts
  • Oshiomhole: why governors must pay living wage
  • SGF in last-minute meeting with APC Reps Caucus
  • Mohammed: improved security, upgraded facilities ll boost tourism
  • Why Southwest should support Buhari, by Afenifere
  • APC youths back Buhari
  • Okowa, Ogboru: Who wins Delta governorship poll
  • No alternative to Buhari
  • APC wins bye-election in Lagos
  • PDP accuses Buhari of attempting to doctor unemployment figures
  • Atiku, Obi to hold town hall meeting with Aba business community
  • Al-Makura donates relief materials, N5m to Tiv community
  • Well resist attempts to turn Nigeria into two party state- PT
  • Alleged exam malpractice: FG re-arraigns Adeleke
  • Army pulls five generals out of service



  • 20,918 Households Benefit from FGs SIP in Plateau
  • PTAD Pays N7.89bn to Beneficiaries
  • Raising the Bar in Digital Banking
  • Cornerstone Targets Higher Growth in 2019
  • REA: New Solar Power Mini Grids Will Make Communities Prosperous
  • The Product Standardisation Unification
  • Western Digital Expands Its Product Range
  • NEXIM Reiterates Commitment to Non-oil Sector
  • Smile Incentivises Customers
  • Phillips Consulting Rolls out Programmes
  • Air Peace Clarifies Incident on Lagos-Enugu Flight Incident
  • Gbenga Biobaku joins the Advisory Board of renowned international alliance of law firms TAGLAW
  • PT Condemns Clandestine Moves to Impose Two-Party System on Nigerians
  • CLEEN Foundation Trains Police Officers on Election Security Management
  • For Ogun SDP Governorship Aspirant, Free Education Takes Precedence
  • Nigerians Have Genuine Concerns Over 2019 Elections, says SDP Aspirant
  • A Day to think about Migrants
  • Former Defence Chief, Alex Badeh, Shot Dead
  • 30 Fans to Get Free Decoders at GOtv Boxing Night 17
  • NFF Directs 3SC, Bendel Insurance, Six Others to Aba for Super 8
  • Oil Price Slumps to $59, Threatens 2019 Budget Implementation
  • For Saraki, Number 13 = 56
  • Otieno: Nigeria Will Benefit Significantly from African Trade Insurance Agency



  • 2019 polls: INEC raises fears over security
  • Day Imo people in Lagos feted Ararume
  • Wigwe, Chukwudozie’s day of glory at UNN
  • Customs tutors Nigerians on how to spot phoney online car auction
  • When authors immortalised late colleague
  • Agbaje replies Tinubu: You must let my people go
  • FG treating Igbo like slaves ‘ Nwodo
  • MDAs under-perform after N40tr investments ‘ FG
  • 8bn refund to states: Buhari accuses NASS of padding
  • 2019 budget: N’Assembly awaits Buhari
  • Ex-CDS Alex Badeh killed by suspected gunmen
  • Nigeria: Time to re-strategise
  • The VP debate and a system that works
  • Obi, Southeast and 2019 polls
  • Christmas: Lord’s song in a strange land
  • The need to fix the economy



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