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Here are the major headlines for Wednesday, July 4, 2018


  • I’ll support Igbo presidency at the right time – Buhari
  • Plateau killings: Police apprehend 11 suspects, recover rifles
  • National Assembly backs state police as gunmen kill 7 cops in Abuja
  • APC crisis: Oshiomhole is coming too late, we are leaving- Shehu Sani
  • Court re-opens Metuh’s defence, orders Channels TV journalists’ arraignment
  • $15.5m fraud: Conviction of Dudafa’s companies stands, says judge
  • I knew of father’s kidnap before World Cup match – Mikel Obi
  • Itakpe-Ajaokuta-Warri rail line’ll begin operation in two weeks – Okheria
  • Contributory pension scheme records 8.02 million participants
  • Zonal intervention projects to gulp N100bn this year –FG
  • NYSC to spend N87m on life jackets for corps members
  • Protests at National Assembly over project insertion in 2018 budget
  • Prevail on Buhari to produce Kanu, IPOB tells US, UK, UN
  • Again, Soyinka attacks Obasanjo in new book
  • Killings: No law forbids Christians from self-defence, says PFN
  • Borno gov claims insurgency in North-East largely over
  • Ikorodu council vacates secretariat, rents office apartment
  • Speeding car kills three teachers in Ogun
  • Gunmen attack Lagos bank customer, steal N250,000
  • Disease outbreak claims three inmates in Kontagora prison
  • 60-year-old Lagos driver defiles daughter, 12



The Nation

  • Back APC to return to national politics, Buhari tells Igbo
  • I have memories of Fela Shrine, says French President
  • Mace theft committee indicts Omo-Agege
  • Three jailed 63 years for abducting Delta Speaker’s wife
  • Nigeria, France sign pact on $475m projects
  • CBN to banks: Don’t take fees on transactions you initiate
  • Social security: Fed Govt takes interest-free microcredit loans to grassroots
  • Fed Govt disburses N10b to 300, 000 poor Nigerians in two years
  • Delayed allowances due to budget crisis, say police
  • Police name Plateau, Benue killings suspects
  • Police intercept Tramadol-laden truck in Lagos
  • Olubadan to govt: respect chieftaincy law
  • Kano/Jigawa Customs generates N8b in six months
  • Edgal: landlords of drug peddlers to face prosecution
  • Aregbesola lays foundation of N2.7b Osun shopping mall
  • Police kill two suspected robbers in Warri
  • Fire station: Fed Govt partners Akwa Ibom
  • UNICEF seeks education for one million girls
  • Utomi urges Delta APC members to unite for progress




  • Buhari Commends Nigeria, Kuwait, Relations
  • Giving land for ranching better than death – Presidency
  • Gas deal: US court didn’t give $6.59bn judgement against Nigeria, AGF insists
  • 2018 Budget: Protesters Storm NASS, Call For Saraki, Dogara’s Resignation
  • Strike Looms As NUPENG’s Meeting With Offshore Firm Ends In Deadlock
  • Ex-Minister, Chikwe Knocks Nigerian Varsities
  • 2019 Elections: Ali Calls For Reform Of Political Parties
  • Insecurity Threatens 2019 Elections—CAN
  • Igbo Coalition Votes For Self- Determination Above Restructuring
  • PFN Condemns Plateau Killings
  • I’m ready to lead battle against killer herdsmen – Gani Adams
  • Plateau Killings: Arrested Suspects’ll Be Tried In Jos, Says Lalong
  • July 14 guber : APC chieftain asks court to disqualify Fayemi
  • Ekiti 2018: PDP Kicks Against Police Deployment
  • Enugu Govt To Spend N1.8bn On Construction Of Court Buildings, Roads
  • Lawmaker, Villagers Chase Away 2,000 Herdsmen, 10,000 Cows From Delta Communities




  • Polish Judge Defies Govt’s New Law, Enters Supreme Court Building
  • Mexico’s President-elect Shuns Guards, Asks ‘People’ for Protection
  • Despite Rising Borrowing, FG without Debt Management Strategy
  • Kwankwaso, Others Pull Out of APC
  • House Designates Plateau Killings as Genocide
  • US Investigates Glencore over Alleged Corruption in Nigeria, Others
  • France Can’t Solve Nigeria’s Insecurity Problem, Says Macron
  • Senate Backs State, Community Police
  • Alleged Prejudicial Comment: Abang Directs FG to Prosecute Three Journalists
  • DSS Storms School, Arrests Two Officials over Alleged PVC Scam
  • PDP Mocks APC over Southeast Rally
  • Buhari, Tinubu, Oshiomhole Incapable of Stemming Implosion in APC, Says Shehu…
  • Nigeria Records $32bn on Foreign Investment in ICT
  • Malami Denies US Court’s $6.59bn Default Judgment against Nigeria
  • Prostitution: Court Jails Three Human Traffickers 41 Years
  • Emmanuel Preaches Unity in Diversity
  • badan Disco Gets Reprieve over NERC’s Suspension Order
  • AMCON Sets to Publish Names of Debtors
  • ARFESPON Wants FG’s Intervention in Payment of 12 Months…
  • 10 Banks Facilitate N52tr on Investment in Fixed Income Securities,…
  • Fatokun: We are Making Efforts to Curtail e-Banking Fraud
  • Banks and Sustainability Principles




  • APC in diaspora seeks stiffer penalty for reckless articulated vehicle owners, drivers
  • Suit against Osun SDP suffers set back, as judge transfers case to CJ
  • Disregard call for sack of service chiefs, Yoruba group urges Buhari
  • Mega Party of Nigeria
  • Ekiti 2018: Mega Party’s Omoyeni takes campaigns to Ikole, Moba
  • Dasuki: Boycott courts if FG fails to honour latest bail order granted Ex-NSA
  • Ekiti 2018: Accord leaders abandon party’s candidate, rally behind PDP’s Olusola
  • Katagum Emirate passes ‘vote of confidence’ on Gov Abubakar
  • Senate dismisses calls to jettison constituency projects, vows to continue projects
  • Kano gets first private varsity as FG issues provisional license
  • Court remands tricycle operator over alleged defilement of 11-year-old girl
  • Landlady throws out tenant’s property to evict him, gets N50,000 bail
  • Housewife demands divorce over lack of shelter
  • Prosecution witness absence stalls trial of alleged wife killer
  • Healthcare worker arrested on suspicion of murdering eight babies
  • UK’s most wanted conman Mark Acklom arrested in Switzerland
  • Australian archbishop sentenced to a year’s detention over sex abuse cover up
  • Former Malaysian Prime Minister Najib arrested in graft probe
  • Osinbajo urges automotive industry stakeholders to focus on vehicle financing
  • CBN injects $210m into foreign exchange market
  • Nigeria plays strong, proactive leadership role in OPEC ―Barkindo
  • Lack of sincerity of purpose hindering cooperatives’ growth―CBN
  • Crises: Women group tasks govt to reconstruct affected Plateau communities
  • Ebonyi Govt totally bans sale of tramadol, codeine substances
  • Mental Health: NGO cautions on abuse of social media, entertainment
  • NCWS advises NAPTIP to curb trafficking



The Guardian

  • Macron pledges French security support, others
  • Firm to address power challenge with renewable energy
  • Protesters storm NASS, demand end to constituency projects
  • Niger Boko Haram attack death toll revised down: ministry
  • NNPC says Nigeria will increase crude oil reserves by one billion barrels yearly
  • Reps reconvene, want masterminds of attacks punished
  • Senate okays state police agitations, Reps to probe tanker explosions
  • We shall back Igbo presidency when the time comes, says Buhari
  • NigeriaLeaked whereabouts of Nnamdi Kanu has vindicated our position, says IPOB
  • Two arrested for defiling teenage daughters
  • Fans erupt in Harry Kane heartland after World Cup penalty drama
  • Japan captain retiring after World Cup dreams dashed
  • World Cup big guns primed for last-eight battles
  • Rock-solid Brazil living up to billing as World Cup favourites
  • England’s end to penalty jinx deserved, says Southgate
  • Pinnick in charge of France, Uruguay quarterfinal duel
  • Dangote inaugurates mega cement warehouse in Owerri
  • PHCCIMA hinges business growth on good corporate governance
  • SON designs system to maintain high standard of Nigerian products
  • Speaking for Mr President
  • Sexual harassment and generation of idiots
  • Highlights From French President Macron’s Visit To New Afrika Shrine
  • There Is A New Beyonce And Jay-Z Art Tour At The Louvre
  • In Ankole, Bride’s Aunts Test The Grooms’ Libido




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