Atiku Vows To End IPOB Agitations As President

Former Vice President Atiku Abubakar has said that the only way to end agitations in the country is by restructuring the nation. 
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Fayose Finally Breaks Silence After Fayemi Wins Ekiti Election

Governor Ayo Fayose of Ekiti State, on Monday, stated that the PDP will reclaim victory in court, after the party lost the July 14 gubernatorial election on Saturday.

Trump, Putin Meet As Historic Summit Commences

US President Donald Trump, on Monday, met with his Russian counterpart, Vladimir Putin, to discuss issues affecting the relationship between the two countries.

Nigerian Army Denies 23 Soldiers Missing

The Nigerian army has denied reports that 23 of its personnel are missing. Reports had emerged over the weekend that troops fighting insurgency in Nigeria's northeast were missing following an attack by terror group Boko Haram. 

Reps To Question OBJ, Jonathan At Home Over Abacha Loot

The House of Representatives has concluded plans to interrogate former Presidents Olusegun Obasanjo and Goodluck Jonathan at their homes over the recovery of money allegedly stolen by the late Gen. Sani Abacha.

LMC Postpones NPFL Resumption Date Indefinitely

The LMC Monday announced an indefinite suspension of the NPFL which was scheduled to resume from the World Cup break on Wednesday, July 18.

PDP Reveals Why Buhari Was Invited By ICC

Pres. Muhammadu Buhari's Administration 'has a lot of questions to answer', prompting his invitation to the ICC event, the PDP has claimed.

Buhari Orders Ministers To Ferry Back Stranded Super Eagles Fans

President Muhammadu Buhari has directed his ministers of foreign affairs and aviation to commence the process of repatriating Nigerians stranded in Russia.

Why Apostle Suleman Prediction On Ekiti Election Failed – Presidency

Lauretta Onochie, media aide to President Muhammadu Buhari has alleged that General Overseer of the Omega Fire Ministries, Apostle Johnson Suleman is not in "talking terms with God."
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NEWS

Mob Attack Leaves Taraba CP Injured

An attack on the Taraba State Commissioner of Police, David Akinremi on Monday by some youths in the Tudunwada area of Jalingo, the state capital has left him with a head injury.

Killer Of Ex-Deputy Governor’s Daughter Arraigned

A Chief Magistrate Court sitting in Akure on Monday remanded Seidu-Shakiru Adeyemi in Olokuta prison for allegedly killing his girlfriend, Khadijat Oluboyo.

IGP Orders Probe Of Edo Policemen Killing

Police IG, Ibrahim Idris, has ordered that a thorough investigation be conducted into the killing of four policemen by suspected gunmen in Sabon Gida Ora, Edo State, on Saturday.

WAEC Reveals Causes Of Mass Failure In English

Mass failure in English in the 2018 WASSCE has been attributed to use of pidgin language and short-hand by students.

Super Eagles Defender Batters Wife – Reports

Nigeria international Shehu Abdullahi has reportedly battered his wife Sumayya Mustapha ''for refusing to answer her phone call in his presence.''

25 Die In Katsina Flooding

No fewer than 25 people have reportedly died due to a flood that swept through parts of Jibia area of Katsina state.

MURIC Urges Nigerians To Stop Blaming Buhari For Killings

The Muslim Rights Concern (MURIC) has advised Nigerians to stop blaming President Muhammadu Buhari for killings around the country.

Presidency Tackles Buhari’s Critics Over Insecurity

The Presidency on Monday faulted critics of President Buhari, who accused the President of not doing enough to tackle security challenges in the country.
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Two Customs Officers Die In Road Accident

Two officers of the Nigeria Customs Service have died in an accident on Badagry/Seme road in Badagry area of Lagos state, the security outfit has said.

Fayose Dares EFCC, Says He Won’t Run Away From Country

Governor Ayodele Fayose of Ekiti state says he is not afraid of the EFCC, adding that he will not run away from the country after the expiration of his tenure.

Nigerian Newspapers Headlines Monday, July 16th

Good morning Nigeria and welcome to the concise roundup of top Nigerian newspapers headlines today, Monday, July 16th.

POLITICS

Catholic Priests Congratulate Fayemi, Urges PDP To Accept Defeat

Catholic priests under the aegis of Catholic Caritas Foundation of Nigeria and JDPC have congratulated Kayode Fayemi of the APC on Ekiti State election victory.

APC Party Of Darkness, Fani-Kayode Reacts To Ortom’s Exit

Former Minister of Aviation Femi Fani-Kayode has commended Governor Samuel Ortom of Benue State for dumping the ruling APC.

Nigeria Governors Forum Speak On Ekiti Election

The Nigeria Governors’ Forum (NGF) has reacted to the recently held Ekiti governorship election which was won by Dr Kayode Fayemi.

Donald Duke Cautions PDP Against Zoning

Former Cross River State governor Donald Duke has cautioned the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) against zoning its Presidential ticket.

PDP Denies Donating N5bn To Fayose

The Akwa Ibom State chapter of the PDP has denied reports that Gov Udom Emmanuel donated N5bn to Ekiti State for the just concluded guber election.

Dogara’s Aide Dumps APC

The Special Adviser to the Speaker of House of Representatives, Yakubu Dogara, on Special Duties, has left the APC.

Dankwambo Denies Dropping Presidential Ambition

Gov Ibrahim Dankwambo of Gombe State has dismissed rumours that he had backed out of the race to contest the 2019 Presidential election.

Reno Omokri Hails Gov. Ortom For Dumping APC

Former Presidential New Media aide Reno Omokri has commended Governor Samuel Ortom of Benue State for leaving the ruling APC.
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Oshiomhole Speaks On Gov. Ortom’s Exit From APC

National Chairman of APC Adams Oshiomhole has responded to Governor Samuel Ortom of Benue State exit from the ruling party.

Oshiomhole Reacts To Ortom Leaving APC

National Chairman of the ruling All Progressives Congress, Adams Oshiomhole, has dismissed claim by Governor Samuel Ortom of Benue state that he was given a ''red card'' by the party.

PDP, Fayose Should Challenge Fayemi’s Win – Fani-Kayode

Former Aviation Minister Femi Fani-Kayode has called on the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) to challenge the victory of Kayode Fayemi in the recently-held Ekiti governorship poll. 

SPORTS

Leon Balogun Set To Join Brighton For Pre-season

Brighton & Hove Albion is expecting is expecting their new acquisition Leon Balogun to resume at the club on Tuesday, according to coach Chris Hughton.

What Ronaldo’s Move To Juventus Will Do To Seria A – Mourinho

Manchester United boss Jose Mourinho has said Cristiano Ronaldo's move to Juventus will change the Italian Serie A.

Only Juventus Wanted My Signature, Ronaldo Confirms

Cristiano Ronaldo has confirmed that Italian giants Juventus were the only club to make an offer for his signature.

Real Madrid Asking Price For Kovacic Scares Manchester City

English Premier League champions Manchester City are not ready to meet Real Madrid's valuation for Croatia midfielder Mateo Kovacic.

Maradona Lands New Job In Belarus

Argentine football icon Diego Maradona is in Belarus where he has been handed a new job as president of first division club Dinamo Brest.

Serena Williams Shoots Up In WTA Ranking

Serena Williams has climbed from 153 to the 30th position in the latest WTA rankings released on Monday after finishing as Wimbledon runner-up on Saturday.

Musa’s Strike Nominated As W/Cup Goal Of The Tournament

Super Eagles star Ahmed Musa’s second strike in the 2-0 win over Iceland at the 2018 World Cup in Russia has been nominated for the best goal of the competition. 

Tottenham Star May Miss Premier League Start

Tottenham's Heung-Min Son might miss the start of the 2018/19 Premier League season after South Korea picked him as one of the country's players for the 2018 Asian Games.
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London Renames Rail Station After Southgate

An underground station in London has been renamed after England manager Gareth Southgate after the team got to the last four of the World Cup in Russia. 

Antonio Conte Reacts To Chelsea Sack

Antonio Conte has thanked Chelsea players and staff for their "hard work and support" during his time at the club.

PSG Star Mbappe Speaks On Move To Real Madrid

French teenage sensation Kylian Mbappe has said he would stay back at Paris Saint-Germain in spite of interest from European champions Real Madrid.

Entertainment

Cardi B Tops MTV Awards Nominations

Cardi B is leading the way in nominations at the MTV Video Music Awards, with two more than Jay-Z and Beyonce.

Ice K Teams Up With Duncan Mighty For ‘Emmedately’

Nigerian singer Ice K has teamed up with iconic dancehall-top-vocalist Duncan Mighty for his latest music effort entitled "Emmedately."

Singer Davido Drops ‘Ofili Gaga’

DMW entertainment boss Davido has released an off-the-hook track titled "Ofili Gaga."

Falz Recounts Encounter With Death

Multi talented entertainer Folarin Falana popularly known as Falz has recounted his near death encounter which cost his driver his life, at a concert.

Why Actress Chika Ike Prays Before Logging Into Instagram

Nigerian actress Chika Ike has confessed that she normally prays before logging into her Instagram page because there is so much negativity.

Jude Okoye Berates African Presidents Over France World Cup Win

Northside record label boss Jude Okoye has called African Presidents "Fossils" after France emerged winners of the 2018 Fifa World cup.

Peter Okoye Clinches Two IARA Award Nominations

Highly-rated Nigerian singer and dancer Peter Okoye, professionally known as Mr P, has received two nominations at the 2018 IARA (International Achievement Recognition) awards.

Toke Makinwa Wins N7.2 Million Bet On France

Popular radio presenter Toke Makinwa has received a huge sum of N7.2 million naira for predicting France's victory at the 2018 Fifa World Cup.
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Banky W Advises Nigerians To Get PVC

Nigerian music star and actor Banky W has made a clarion call to every Nigerian to get their PVCs ahead of the 2019 elections.

How Marriage Changed My Life – DJ Jimmy Jatt

Iconic Nigerian disc jockey Oluwaforijimi Adewale popularly known as DJ Jimmy Jatt has revealed that marriage made him more determined and focused.
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Obama, Grandmother Dance To Traditional Kenyan Music (Video)

Former US President Barack Obama has been seen in a viral footage rocking the dancefloor with his grandmother in a visit to his father's ancestral country, Kenya.

Popular

List Of Individual-Prize Winners At 2018 W/Cup

Croatia's Luka Modric has won the Golden Ball at the 2018 World Cup in Russia after guiding his side to second place at the competition.

Nigerian Newspapers Headlines Monday, July 16th

Good morning Nigeria and welcome to the concise roundup of top Nigerian newspapers headlines today, Monday, July 16th.

Ekiti Election: Aisha Buhari Reacts To Fayemi’s Win

Wife of Nigeria's President, Aisha Buhari, on Sunday congratulated Kayode Fayemi for emerging winner of the 2018 Ekiti state governorship election.

French Defender Retires After W/cup Win

France defender Adil Rami has retired from international football following the team's triumph at the 2018 World Cup on Sunday.

BUSINESS

Chinese Firm To Invest $3bn In Nigeria’s Oil Sector

Chief Executive Officer of China National Offshore Oil Corporation Yuan Guangyu, has said the company is willing to invest $3bn in its offshore oil and gas operations in the country. 

SEC Willing To Step Up Nigeria’s Capital Market

The Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) is committed to partnering with relevant stakeholders to improve Nigeria’s capital market, acting Director-General of SEC, Ms Mary Uduk, has said.

Expert Explains Why FIRS Tax Revenue Shut-up By 42%

The Federal Inland Revenue Service (FIRS) tax revenue for the second half of the year has increased by 42 percent. 

CBN Explains Why Banks Are Lending At Single Rate

Deputy Governor, Economic Policy, Central Bank of Nigeria, Joseph Nnanna, has said banks won't lend money at single digit due to the attractiveness of treasury bills.

Bank Of Industry To Invest $750m In MSMEs

The Bank of Industry will invest in a $750m facility to back the Micro, Small and Medium Enterprises sector of the economy.

Anambra Businessmen Innovative But Greedy – Commissioner Of Commerce

Anambra Commissioner for Trade, Commerce, Market and Wealth Creation, Dr Christian Madubuko, has described businessmen in Anambra state as innovative but greedy.

CBN Says Banks Can’t Lend At Single Digit Interest Rate

A Deputy Governor of CBN has said Deposit Money Banks cannot lend at single digit interest rate due to the attractiveness of treasury bills.

Dangote Cement Gets MANCAP Certification

Dangote Cement Plc has passed the Mandatory Conformity Assessment Programme by the Standards Organisation of Nigeria (SON).
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Council Reiterates Commitment To Economic Diversification

Economic diversification is still a major concern of the Nigerian Export Promotion Council (NEPC), says  Executive Director/Chief Executive Officer, Segun Awolowo.

FG Discloses Key To Job, Wealth Creation

Utilization of science and technology is one way to combat poverty as well as create more jobs in the Nigeria, says Minister of Science and Technology, Ogbonnaya Onu.

NASS Sends PIGB To Buhari For Assent

The National Assembly has transmitted the Petroleum Industry Governance Bill (PIGB) to President Muhammadu Buhari for signing into law.

WORLD

Trump Sides With Russia Against FBI

US President Donald Trump has sided with Russia in the 2016 presidential election interference saga with the FBI.

Trump Says Meeting With Putin ‘Good Start’

US President Donald Trump, on Monday, says his face-to-face meeting in Helsinki with his Russian counterpart Vladimir Putin was "a good start".

We Can No Longer Fully Rely On U.S. – Germany

Germany's foreign minister has said Europe cannot rely on US President Donald Trump and needs to close ranks after Trump called the European Union a "foe" with regard to trade.

Trump Blames Obama, Others For Russia Sour Relations

US President Donald Trump blamed previous United States administrations and the special counsel's investigation for the dismal state of relations between the US and Russia.

US Rejects EU Plea For Iran Sanctions Exemption

The US has rebuffed high-level pleas from the European Union to grant exemptions to European companies from its sanctions against Iran.

Duke, Duchess Of Cambridge Release Official Photos Of Prince Louis Christening

The official photos from the Christening of Prince Louis third child of Duke and Duchess of Cambridge Prince William and Kate Middleton have been released.

Trump Names Russia, EU, China As ‘Foes’ Ahead Putin Summit

US President Donald Trump listed Russia, the EU and China as “foes,” in an interview aired Sunday on the eve of his summit with Vladimir Putin.

Trump Arrives In Helsinki Ahead Of Meeting With Putin

US President Donald Trump has arrived in Helsinki on Sunday on the eve of a much-anticipated summit with his Russian counterpart Vladimir Putin.
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PM May Reveals What Trump Told Her About Brexit

British Prime Minister Theresa May on Sunday said US President Donald Trump asked her to sue the European Union instead of negotiating with them.

Haiti Prime Minister Resigns After Deadly Unrest

Embattled Haiti Prime Minister Jack Guy Lafontant resigned on Saturday following deadly violence and looting sparked by a now-abandoned plan to raise fuel prices.

Eritrea President Arrives Addis Ababa, Hails Unity With Ethiopia

Eritrean President Isaias Afwerki on Saturday promised to resolve his country’s face-off with Ethiopia in a historic visit to Addis Ababa.

HEALTH

Six Die From Cholera Outbreak

Six persons have died in neighbouring Cameroon from a cholera outbreak that has infected 43 people since May, the country's health ministry has said.

FG Urged To Quickly Release N55.15bn Basic Healthcare Fund

A timely release of the N55.15 billion Basic Healthcare Provision as statutory transfer would result in the realisation of the Universal Health Coverage (UHC).

UNFPA Hammers On Role Of Family Planning In Poverty Reduction

United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA) has reiterated that family planning is very key to poverty reduction and achievement of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).

Pfizer Reverses Drug Price Hikes After Trump Tweet

US drugmaker Pfizer has reversed price increases on some drugs following White House pressure and it pledged to decide soon whether to sell its consumer drugs business.

NAFDAC Pledges To Step Up Regulatory Mandate

The National Agency for Food, Drug Administration and Control (NAFDAC) says it would step up its regulatory mandates to curtail unwholesome drug distribution in the country.

Association Calls For DNA Testing Awareness

Nigerians should be aware of the current trends and issues bothering on Deoxyribonucleic acid (DNA) testing, diagnosis and analysis, says the Association of Medical Laboratory Scientist of Nigeria (AMLSN).

NAFDAC Arrests Fake Insecticides Supplier

The National Agency for Food and Drug Administration and Control (NAFDAC) has apprehended a citizen responsible for the supply of fake insecticides in Port Harcourt.

Cardiologist Says HBP, Salt, Sugar Increase Heart Damage Risk

High Blood Pressure, high salt diet and increase in blood sugar are major risk factors for heart damage, warns Consultant Cardiologist, Prof. Janet Ajuluchukwu, has warned that.
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HIV Vaccine Shows Promise In Human Trial

An HIV vaccine that has the potential to protect people around the world from the virus has shown promising results.

NAFDAC Says Mobile Authentication Of Drugs Not Possible

The Director General of NAFDAC, Professor Moji Adeyeye, has stated that mobile authentication of drugs is not possible in Nigeria.

U.S. Sinks $5.1bn Into Ending Spread Of HIV/AIDs In Nigeria

The United States, through its President’s Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief (PEPFAR), has claimed that it has committed more than $5.1 billion to the fight against HIV/AIDS in Nigeria.

TECH

Microsoft Windows Notepad App Gets First Update In Years

Windows has announced that the next Windows 10 update will include some quality of life improvements for its notepad app.

Uber Under Probe For Gender Discrimination – Report

Uber Technologies is being investigation by the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission for alleged gender discrimination on issues such as pay.

U.S. Lifts Ban On Suppliers Selling To China’s ZTE

The U.S. on Friday lifted a ban on U.S. companies selling goods to ZTE Corp, allowing China’s second-largest telecoms equipment maker to resume business.

Senator Seeks ICT Education In Schools

The senator representing the Lagos East District at the Senate, Gbenga Ashafa, wants Information Communication Technology to be taken seriously in schools.

Rolls Royce To Develop Flying Taxi

Engine maker Rolls-Royce has designed a propulsion system for a flying taxi which it says could take to the skies as soon as early next decade.

Facebook Says It Will Not Remove Fake News

Facebook says it will not remove fake news from its platform because it does not violate its community standards.

IT Expert Urges NLC To Enforce MTN Condition Of Service For S/African Employees In Nigeria

An IT expert, Tunde Ezichi, has called on the Nigeria Labour Congress (NLC) to carry out an investigation of the condition of service of MTN’s employees in South Africa and insist on same in Nigeria.

Online Football Gambling Lands Over 540 In Trouble

A crack down on online football gambling during the World Cup in China have seen the  arrest of more than 540 suspected of participating in schemes involving more than $1.5 billion, state media said.
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MTN Denies Engaging Casual Workers

Telecommunications giant, MTN Nigeria has denied has denied that the telecommunications company engaged casual employees.

Facebook Removes ‘Treason’ As Tag To Identify Users’ Interests

Facebook has removed “treason” as a keyword to identify its users’ interests for advertisers, it said on Wednesday, after Danish state broadcaster DR revealed its existence.

Twitter Says Removal Of Fake Accounts Does Not Hurt User Metrics

Twitter said on Monday it has removed fake accounts but that does not impact its reported user metrics as was indicated in a report by The Washington Post.

OPINION

18th Democracy Day: How Well Has Nigeria Faired?

An opinion piece about Nigeria's democracy day.

Victorious Super Falcons Rewarded With Disgrace

That the Falcons had to take to the streets to protest and ask for their legitimate earnings spoke volumes of the decay and retardation that has recently befallen us as a Nation, writes Toyin Akiode.

Buhari’s Anti-corruption Fight And The Rule Of Law

President Muhammadu Buhari was elected in 2015 after emphasising his track record of tackling corruption, and his pledge to stop public officials from looting the country’s treasury, after he rightly declared: “if we don’t kill corruption, this corruption will kill us.”

Reno Omokri And His Vapid Vituperations On Vice President Osinbajo

Someone should please tell Reno Omokri, an ex-aide to an ex-president that no amount of malicious outburst on Vice President Yemi Osinbajo can shrink...