NEWSPAPER Headlines For Friday, May 12, 2017

NEWSPAPER Headlines For Friday, May 12, 2017

May 12: Nigerian Newspaper Headlines.

Read the stories that made headlines in THE PUNCH, DAILY SUN, VANGUARD, TELEGRAPH, AUTHORITY, THE  NATION, THISDAY, GUARDIAN, DAILY TRUST and other top Nigerian Dailies…


  • Some released Chibok girls need surgery, says FG
  • 5,500 trafficked Nigerians to be deported from Mali, Libya – NAPTIP
  • FG suspends FUTA, FUNAAB VCs over alleged fraud
  • We’re not interested in Igbo presidency, MASSOB tells Odigie-Oyegun
  • Why Delta Assembly Speaker, Igbuya, was impeached –Lawmakers
  • Buhari treats me like a son, says Osinbajo
  • A’Court overturns ex-NIMASA DG, Omatseye’s conviction
  • Witness slumps, dies before giving evidence in Lagos court
  • FG wants witnesses against Dasuki to testify behind screen
  • Suleman: Court awards N250,000 damages against DSS DG
  • North not scared of restructuring, says NEF
  • LG election: LASIEC seeks support of security agencies
  • Amosun unhurt as CBN van crashes into gov’s convoy


  • Governor builds hotel with $3m Paris Club refund cash
  • National Assembly passes N7.441 trillion 2017 Budget
  • Buhari treats me like his son, says Osinbajo
  • Candidates confirm receiving UTME examination centres
  • IG: Police need 155,000 more men to bridge gap
  • Shittu: Adeleke’s family can only reject inquest on court order
  • Anambra community protests government’s neglect
  • Rheumatologist seeks awareness about lupus disease
  • Court jails two for 21 years
  • NHIS can’t work, says NMA
  • Bullion van rams into Amosun’s convoy
  • Labour threatens nationwide strike over minimum wage review
  • ‘Assembly’s action is legislative impunity’


  • Finally, National Assembly Releases Its Budget Details, Passes FG’s Spending Bill
  • ExxonMobil Crisis Deepens as Oil Workers Threaten Shell, Chevron, Total
  • Osinbajo: Buhari Treats Me Like a Son
  • Zimbabwe’s Robert Mugabe ‘Not Asleep Just Resting His Eyes’
  • Obasanjo Wants to Become a Music Producer, Distributor
  • Expectedly, Lagos Tops IGR List as 35 States Pool N801.95bn in 2016
  • Interest Groups Kept Nigeria’s Oil Sector From Growing, Says Kachikwu
  • FG: Chibok Girls to Reunite with Parents Next Week
  • Court Remands INEC Staff in Prison for Receiving N111.5m Bribe
  • 2016 Budget: Works Gets Lion Share as FG Releases N1.2tn Capital Vote
  • Labour Threatens Nationwide Strike over Non-review of Mininum Wage
  • Minna Agog as Babangida’s Daughter Marries Friday
  • We’ll Soon Tackle Challenges Confronting Police, Osinbajo Promises
  • Amosun Escapes Death as CBN Bullion Van Rams into Gov’s Convoy
  • Court of Appeal Reverses Ex-NIMASA DG, Omatseye’s Conviction


  • Money for consultancy, refreshment, others outrageous – CISLAC
  • Labour threatens nationwide strike over minimum wage, pension
  • 193 Nigerians die of cancer every 24 hours – Expert
  • Why some Kogi workers have not been paid – Yahaya Bello
  • Vehicle imports dip by 90 per cent in 2017 Q1, says Toyota
  • Buhari treats me like his son — Osinbajo
  • Gunmen kill 8 in fresh Benue attack
  • Gombe revokes 1, 292 illegal land titles
  • Alleged graft: Assembly orders Fayose to probe Fayemi
  • BREAKING:N/Assembly raises own budget by N10bn
  • Why Delta Speaker, Monday Igbuya was impeached
  • How N/Assembly will spend its N125bn budget
  • Armsgate: Again, Dasuki rejects shielding of witnesses
  • Meningitis in record decline after 1,069 deaths
  • Osinbajo: Buhari treats me like a son
  • FG to reunite 82 Chibok girls with parents
  • FG to improve police budgetary allocation
  • Oil sector locked down by few interest groups – Kachikwu
  • N1.5bn scam: A/Court frees ex-NIMASA boss
  • New GOC 3 Div assumes duty


  • Northern elders vow to defend Buhari presidency
  • ‘Non-passage of PIB is shame to Nigeria’s oil, gas industry’
  • National Assembly passes N7.441 trillion 2017 budget
  • USAID, UNICEF tackle water shortage, malnutrition in northwest
  • LASTMA clamps down on unpainted commercial buses
  • Textile workers threaten strike over minimum wage
  • CBN flays rising fraud with electronic transactions
  • Zenith Bank’s chief, Amuchie gets Anglican communion award
  • Nigeria’s GDP drop responsible for decline in region’s economic activity, says ECOWAS
  • Group decries alleged smear campaign against PENCOM ex-DG, NASS
  • ‘Terrorists taking advantage of our porous borders’
  • Government partners SME operators for profitability
  • Amosun escapes death as CBN bullion van rams into convoy
  • EFCC has no evidence linking Tarfa to the alleged bribery of judges
  • Chibok girls to reunite with parents ‘next week’
  • Meningitis death toll tops 1,000
  • Senate passes 2017 budget
  • Appeal court reverses ex-NIMASA DG jail sentence
  • Mugabe not asleep but resting his eyes, says spokesman
    Four UN peacekeepers killed in Central Africa
  • DR Congo police surround opposition HQ in ‘tomb row’
  • Zimbabwe’s Mugabe flies to Singapore for health check
  • Car bomb attack kills six in Mogadishu
  • Former rebels block entrance to Ivory Coast’s second city
  • South Africa clashes after men accused of killing boy bailed
  • South Africa ‘coup plotter’ granted bail
  • South Sudan child refugees top one million


  • Senators, Reps to spend N7bn on cars
  • Rivers at 50: I’ll support courageous women in politics – Wike
  • Delta lawmakers reject Igbuya’s reinstatement
  • Guber poll: Nwobodo, Kalu insist on taking Anambra for APC
  • Tension in Abia over Supreme Court verdict
  • Corruption, hunger fuelling insecurity –Sultan
  • 82 Chibok girls to meet with parents soon –FG
  • Bullion vans ram into Amosun’s convoy, damages cars
  • Anambra Signs $44m pact with South Africa to end water scarcity in Onitsha
  • FG suspends 2 VCs over alleged N956m fraud

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