News, People

Here are the major headlines for Wednesday, June 23, 2021


  • Guest flees as hotel uncovers murdered female companion
  • Buhari not born-again democrat, wants to return Decree 4 through Lai Mohammed – Media chiefs
  • Umahi’s commissioner dies, driver unconscious, gov declares holiday, prayer
  • Ex-Rep Lawan jailed seven years over Otedola’s $500,000 bribe
  • Director-General, National Pension Commission, Aisha Umar
  • FG disobeys own law, flouts workers pension remittance
  • Female doctor, ex-soldier arrested for selling drugged cookies, cocaine, others
  • Twitter wants ban lifted, Reps say suspension dictatorial, ill-timed
  • NLC mobilises for fresh Kaduna strike, alleges agreement breached
  • NPC, NBC bills not to moderate but criminalise journalism – NGE
  • Osimhen, Chukwueze’s financial value drops ahead transfer window
  • Female doctor, ex-soldier arrested for selling drugged cookies, cocaine, others
  • Man, 35, defiles two-year-old daughter, sexually harasses maid in Lagos
  • Fake Ponzi scheme operator jailed seven years
  • Nine die, 13 vehicles burnt in Lagos-Ibadan Expressway tanker explosions, Ekiti crash
  • Owner collapses, hospitalised as Delta supermarket goes up in flames
  • Two nabbed in Delta for stealing three children from Niger four years ago
  • Eight arrested in Enugu for kidnapping, robbery, cultism
  • Suspects who sold missing Rivers baby for N350,000 jailed 24 years
  • Mushroom can generate 16 million jobs, N1.8tn revenue – Growers
  • Stock investors lose N360bn, market cap falls below N20tn
  • Zamfara home to highest number of poor Nigerians – NSR
  • FG disobeys own law, flouts workers pension remittance
  • Stakeholders fault FG policy on airports concession
  • Lagos-Ibadan railway route to generate N1.1bn annually
  • CBN, farmers move to reduce price of rice
  • Buhari will complete tenure despite call for removal –Ojudu
  • APGA replies INEC, says Anambra governorship primary holds today
  • Edo APC tackles Obaseki over demolition of structures
  • Suits challenging Oshiomhole-led APC NWC dissolution dismissed
  • Ogun APC members protest imposition of LG polls candidate
  • Bayelsa denies plan to scrap 32 development areas
  • Ayade appoints APC chieftain, two others as aides
  • Africa must harness home-grown solutions to problems – Obasanjo
  • Osimhen, Chukwueze’s financial value drops ahead transfer window
  • AFN parallel elections: WA removes Gusau’s name from website
  • D’Tigers coach names Morris, Anunoby, 10 other NBA stars for Olympics
  • FG names Ighalo National Principal’s Cup ambassador
  • Copa América: Messi equals Mascherano’s record as Argentina qualifies for quarterfinals
  • Brugge striker Dennis joins Watford
  • We are verifying AFN parallel elections, says WA
  • My father refused to train me because I’m a girl child – Actress Eucharia Anunobi
  • ICYMI: Nigerian Idol: Top four contestants emerge
  • Actress Eniola Badmus raises alarm over threat to life
  • I have no problem with Mercy Aigbe, says estranged husband
  • US actress Angelina Jolie visits Burkina Faso refugee camp
  • Don’t deprive kids of fatherly love, Actress Damilola Adegbite advises single mothers


The Nation

  • Three children rescued from child traffickers in Delta
  • Four new features on WhatsApp, Instagram, by Zuckerberg
  • Regina Daniels hospitalised again 
  • Court orders Fed Govt to pay Rivers, Akwa Ibom $3.3b 
  • Vehicle owners advisory 
  • Regina Daniels hospitalised again  7:59 AM
  • Court orders Fed Govt to pay Rivers, Akwa Ibom $3.3b 
  • Vehicle owners advisory 
  • Ex-Rep Lawan gets 7-year jail for $500,000 bribe
  • Twitter: ECOWAS court stops govt from sanctioning users
  • Making FTZs useful to agric  
  • Insecurity may push Nigeria back to food importation, farmers warn 
  • AEDC begins N75b performance improvement plan
  • Prophet Abiara debunks death rumour, says I’m still alive 
  • 16million jobs coming from mushroom sub-sector 
  • Nigeria’s FDI inflows increased 4% to $2.4b, says UN 
  • Emerging technology centres coming 
  • FAO, Nigeria sign agreements on food safety, others
  • BPE: KFTZ to generate $2b in 2027
  • President promises citizens-led policing system 
  • Senate confirms Maj.-Gen. Yahaya as Chief of Army 
  • Ex-ACF chief backs Buhari on restructuring 
  • Who’s afraid of the media?
  • Court rejects suits seeking to sack Buni-led APC Caretaker Committee 
  • Buhari seeks Senate’s nod for N895b extra budget 
  • FCDA to inspect National Assembly’s leaking roof Wednesday 
  • Ondo paid N6b inherited pension arrears, says Akeredolu
  • Giving sickle cell victims a better future
  • Kwara, Ogun, other states to benefit from N10b health intervention 
  • #EndSARS: ‘Most Lekki victims suffered fractures, machete wounds, minor injuries’ 
  • North’s Speakers urge governors to unite in battle against insecurity 
  • Media not Fed Govt’s political enemy, says Guild of Editors
  • ‘No regrets dumping USA for Nigeria’ 
  • Buhari inaugurates steering committee on poverty reduction 
  • Sanwo-Olu @ 56 
  • Uniformed personnel and abuse of power 
  • China: 100 years of CPC’s leadership 
  • COVID: Governors reports, OPIC 
  • Festac Town demolition; setting the records straight 
  • IWD: Let’s wipe widows’ tears away  
  • Katsina: Time to join open government partnership 
  • The futility of war 
  • The lingering danger of the coronavirus variants
  • Apapa wonder 
  • UNIZIK students, others enjoy U.S. free empowerment 
  • Group advises Buhari against war against Ndigbo
  • NBA celebrates three legal icons in Warri
  • Communities benefit from Wike’s projects 
  • Anambra polls: LP raises the alarm over fraudsters
  • Court acquits Enugu community leader of alleged offence 
  • Ijaw youths urge Fed Govt to pay $951m to Bayelsa
  • Ebonyi Commissioner Nweze is dead
  • Immigration arrests 32 illegal migrants in Katsina 
  • Rural development our priority, says Ortom 
  • Corp members offer free medical services to Sokoto community 
  • Group endorses Nasarawa lawmaker for second term 
  • Why we didn’t sign MoU to end strike, by Nasarawa NLC




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