NEWPAPPER HEADLINES FOR WEDNESDAY, JUNE 21TH, 2017.

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PUNCH
ECOWAS, reject Morocco’s membership
High interest rates: Senate panel plans talks with FG
Nigeria loses N140bn weekly to Apapa gridlock ‘ Dangote
Power: NBET to get second batch of N701bn lifeline
FG constitutes panel for $3tn infrastructure masterplan
$1.2bn loan: GTBank, Access, others get 45% stake in Etisalat
Shell Nigeria considering investment in gas project
Iheanacho set to disappoint Premier League suitors
AFN: Ebewele, Opara-Asonze threaten to sue ministry
Confed Cup: FIFA warns Mexico over chants
I’m more Nigerian than Joshua ‘ Fury
United won’t face FIFA action over Pogba
Mourinho accused of tax fraud in Spain
Polls: Dalung urges aggrieved candidates to appeal
Osinbajo, act fast, Saraki is coming!
My stand on restructuring of Nigeria
Senate’s wonderment at high interest rate
Banker accuses father-in-law of abducting, renaming son
Houses, churches, vehicles submerged by Ibadan flooding
Igbonla: Parents keep children at home to protest pupils’ abduction
Robbers kill policeman, siblings on way to bury uncle
OAU student’s death, God’s wish ‘ Hotel GM
Firefighters attacked for late arrival at fire scene
Mobb Deep member, Prodigy, dies at 42

VANGUARD

Quit notice: No going anywhere, Ndigbo vow
Institute of Arbitrators to launch SMEs July 7
13 banks force foreign investors out of Etisalat
N2trn bad loans: CBN unveils framework for AMCON 2
Kaduna Port ready for full operation’ Amaechi
2019: 15 parties form mega coalition to dislodge APC, PDP, APGA
$115m Diezani cash: Ex-FCT minister turns self in, as EFCC frees surety
Bad roads may prevent use of N4bn Aluminium Market in Ogbunike
Invest more on education, AEI chief urges FG
Spend time outdoors to reduce attention deficit disorder ‘ Dr Doherty
FG to release 2nd tranche N701bn Power Assurance Guarantee soon ‘Osinbajo
Obanikoro denies joining APC
Recall 95 sacked workers, HoS orders Police Service Commission
Ikoyi, Banana Island, Festac, Trade fair belong to Lagos ‘ Okunnu
Royal fathers, elders outlaw female genital mutilation in Ebonyi
Search for another den: Evans takes detectives on wild goose chase
UNICEF to partner NUC on child rights in journalism schools’ curriculum
Declare Anambra oil producing state, OMPALAN tells FG

THE NATION
EFCC grills ex-Army chief Minimah over arms deals
Access Bank, others may take over Etisalat
Osinbajo: ethnic confrontation is not a game
Floods submerge houses, roads in Ibadan
Abandoned Fed Govt’s assets worries Okunnu
Osun senatorial by-election: Youths back Hussein
The cure for extreme poverty and corruption in Nigeria (II)
Looters’ behind separatist agitations, says Magu
$115m ‘Diezani bribe’: Lawmaker freed as ex-minister surrenders to EFCC
Aboderin chairs African Media Initiative
Taming your anger, frustration and aggression (4)
Poor Nigerians get free treatments
Gaidam, Nafdac to fight fake drugs
ASUU calls for more help for IDPs in North East
Kano approves N578m for payment of teachers
Nigeria loses N140b weekly to Apapa gridlock, says Dangote
Govt disburses over N1.98b to cooperatives, others
Govt mulls renewable power for rural households
THISDAY
NCC Steps in, Says Etisalat’s Licence Not Transferable
Again, Osinbajo Warns FG Won’t Condone Threat to Citizens’ Lives
I&E FX Window May Stop Nigeria’s Demotion from MSCI Index
Killer Heat Waves Imminent in 2017, UN Warns
I’m the Rightful Oba of Lagos, Akiolu Insists
GAVI: Nigeria Has Highest Number of Under-immunised Children Globally
FG: ERGP Implementation Plan will Not Affect Budget Performance
NBS: GDP by Expenditure Declined by 2.4% in Q3 2016
Unfazed by Defection
Ajimobi: A Cat with Nine Lives
For the Love of Art
Julius Berger, Petrolan Energy Partner to Acquire Oil Fields
Heritage Bank Grows Agent Outlets to 400
None of Us is as Great as All of Us
Mourinho Accused of Tax Fraud
FIFA Confed Cup: Russia, Portugal Game Live on StarTimes
Legal Troubles of La Ligas Brightest Stars
Dalung Tells Disqualified Contestants to Channel their Grievances to Appeals Committee
NPFL: Seka is VAT Wonder Goal No. 4 Winner
Rivers Utd Romps to 2-1 Victory over KCCA
Barcelona Expresses Gratitude to Qatar over Shirt Sponsorship
THE SUN
100,000 Onitsha residents get free HIV/AIDS, TB, Malaria screening
Why I’m involved in open heart surgery in Nigeria
Stop violence against children, Obiano’s wife tells parents
Youth socio-political pressure group launched in Abia
Osumenyi: A gift to Anambra, says youth leader
Tell our people to think home, Abia politician urges Ikpeazu
My daughter’s journey to death, by Odama
Russia 2018 World Cup qualifier: No change of venue for Nigeria, Cameroon clash -NFF
CAFCC: Rivers United edges KCCA in PortHarcourt
NSF Election: Aggrieved candidates should appeal -Dalung
Mayweather v McGregor a ‘circus show’, says Golovkin
24-hour port operations: Customs demandsmanifest 7 days before ships arrive
As NSC seeks 90% containers scanned, 10% physical examination
NASS frustrating affordable housing ‘Mortgage bankers
Discos to end estimated billing as metering plans intensify
Cladding on buildings: London fire, lesson for Nigerians
Lagos abandons Festac Extension, plans ejection ‘Residents
Proposed $2bn Anambra Airport City project unrealistic
GUARDIAN
MTN urges students to embrace its educational interventions
Only God’s intervention will stop kidnapping, says cleric
Delta State workers verification uncovers 50 fake certificates
Salah may become Africa’s most expensive player, moves to Liverpool
Sexuality should not restrict the freedom to meet and speak
Chinese firm to manufacture phones in Nigeria by Q1 2018
Pregnant woman, others rescued from Ibadan flood
Zombie government’ braces for UK parliament test
Industrial pharmacists to harmonise data for sectoral growth
BEDC to publish power availability schedule
DAILY TRUST
Recall of suspended judges
Amaechi tackles Wike over threats to wife
FG too big, we must adjust it Ekweremadu
LG polls: Kebbi rules out frustrating oppositions
Religious leaders should be included in electoral processes Dansadau
Different tricks by APC, PDP ahead of Osun Senate by-election
Muslims urged to take advantage
Reps oppose plans to scrap NERFUND
NECA urges CBN to cut interest rate
Electricity transmission stabilises for 24hrs, after 20yrs fluctuation
80 entrepreneurs benefit from FGs employment grants – Enelamah
Kaduna Dry Port to generate 15,000 jobs
Shell studying Nigeria strategy, not quitting – MD
Shell studying Nigeria strategy, not quitting – MD
Murray stunned by world number 90
Dalung says no sports federation is autonomous
Mourinho accused of tax fraud while at Real Madrid
FIFA Confederations Cup: Germans made to sweat in 3-2 win over Australia
Leicester take lead in race to sign Iheanacho
Anambra SWAN partners Army on sports development
Silva: I want to end my career at Man City
TRIBUNE
Heavy downpour wreaks havoc in Ibadan ‘Apete, Ajibode, Orogun worst hit
Express grievances without scorn, disdain Osinbajo tells agitators
Appeal Court dismisses EFCC’s application against Fayose
Obaship tussle: ‘I still remain Oba of Lagos,’ Akiolu tells court
45-year-old mother gives birth to 15th child
Vice Principal accused of impregnating student gets N1m bail
Agency averts community/SPDC crisis in Bayelsa
Residents of FCT community demand for boreholes, other amenities
I wont’t quit PDP after S’court ruling ‘ A/Ibom Gov
Minister harps on effective utilisation of science, technology to fight poverty
Nigeria: The marathon path to ease of doing business
Reinventing Nigeria’s warped federalism
8th Senate sets pace for tourism development Holds 1st public hearing on NIHOTOUR Canvasses for separate Ministry of Tourism
Ibadan: A world of excitement
Marvel Hotel and Suites, Abuja A matter of quality customer service
Pandemonium in Osun over 3 human heads, body parts found with ritualist
FG inaugurates working group on $3 trillion infrastructure master plan
Affordable and sustainable energy for all possible by 2030 ‘Rahul Kitchlu, World Bank energy specialist
LEADERSHIP
Ganduje Approves N578m For 44,000 Primary Teachers Arrears
FG Attracts $4bn Telecom Investment From Indians
FG Restates Commitment To Job Creation Through Agriculture
Nigeria Ready To Begin Rice Export By 2018 NAGB
Equity Financing For SMEs, Agric
FG Plans Renewable Energy For 1m Homes In Rural Communities
Julius Berger Sets To Diversify Into Oil, Gas Industry
Nigeria Loses N140bn To Apapa Gridlock Weekly
Infrastructure Deficit: LCCI, Experts Task FG On Right Policies
FG Shops For Permanent Secretaries
SAHARA REPORTERS
Federal Government Appeals Saraki’s Corruption Judgment, Says Acquittal Unreasonable
University of Lagos Alumni Association North American Chapter To Hold Convention In Houston, Texas
Fact-Check: Has Buhari Removed Christian Religious Studies From Secondary School Curriculum
After Six Weeks, SSS Releases Capital Oil Boss, Ifeanyi Ubah
Borno State: Boko Haram Ambush Police Convoy, Kill One
How The Boko Haram Attack On A Police/Military Convoy In Maiduguri Unfolded
Bazaar: How El-Rufai’s Wife, Children, Kaduna State Government Officials Shared N3billion Contracts
The Conflicted Lives In Crisis Torn North East And What Can Be Done By Ahmad Salkida
Police, Soldiers Break Up Agip Protest As Contractors Call For Removal Of MD
EFCC Frees Bail Jumping Former Minister Jumoke Akinjide’s “Surety” Husband As She Turns Herself In
Buhari Suffers Speech Impairment In London
Absence Of Interpreter Stalls Trial Of Suspected Kidnappers Of Turkish Students
Biafra Agitation: An Open Letter To Acting President Yemi Osinbajo By Ij Onuigbo
How I Paid Notorious Kidnapper Evans Extra $200,000 After $1 Million Ransom – Victim
Shut Up Or I Expose Your Wife,’ Amaechi Threatens Wike
EFCC Tackles Nigerian Newspaper Owners, Attacks ThisDay’s Obaigbena
Ex-Banker Remanded In Prison For N19m Fraud
Saraki’s $2 Million Bribe To Danladi Umar: Vice-President Osinbajo Should Follow The Money By Bayo Oluwasanmi
N541 billion Debt: Access Bank, Others Take Over Etisalat Nigeria
Fulani Herdsmen: Gov. Okowa’s Claim Of Drafting 148 Mobile Policemen To Abraka Is False
TheCable: How Queen’s College Students Died Tragically From Years Of Corruption And Negligence
PREMIUM TIMES
Etisalat writes staff, assures them after takeover
N5bn Loan Facility: No money paid into Goje’s account ‘ Prosecution Witness
Why I am the rightful monarch of Lagos ‘ Oba Akiolu
Internet outage looms in Nigeria as MainOne cable develops fault
Etisalat Nigeria Crisis: NCC assures subscribers of network integrity; restates conditions for license
FEATURE: The inside, untold story of the 2017 JAMB examination, By Reuben Abati
Corruption: EFCC sets surety free as ex-Minister turns self in
Nigerian govt. introduces free treatment for all HIV patients
Edo pushes anti-open grazing bill
We’ll render operators of electricity generating sets ‘jobless’ ‘ Osinbajo
Police recover AK47 rifle, human skull in shrine
Gunmen kidnap businessman in Sokoto
Nigerian govt. reacts to controversy over alleged de-listing of Christian, Islamic subjects
EFCC ‘awaiting briefing’ on Fayose’s bank account ruling
Don’t make me speak about your wife, Amaechi tells Wike
Ikoyi, Banana Island, Festac, Trade Fair, others should revert to Lagos Govt ‘ Okunnu
Akeredolu vows to ‘set trap’ for corrupt civil servants
After six weeks detention, SSS releases Capital Oil boss, Ifeanyi Ubah
EFCC can’t block Fayose’s account, Appeal Court rules
Hajj Commission responds to NSCIA over fares
BUSINESSDAY
Oil majors’ shift to green energy leaves Nigerian producers lagging
The road to restructuring or ruin
Investors bullish on Nigerian assets as economic prospects improve
Nigeria loses N140bn to Apapa gridlock weekly ‘ Aliko Dangote
Discarding obfuscating shibboleths in microfinance
SIFAX Group urges FG to address infrastructure deficit for ease of business
Reduced personal paid advert deal a blow on Daar Communications
Debtors are economic saboteurs ‘ AMCON
Hyundai Kona makes global premiere
TechPreneur Africa to develop African FinTech ecosystem
Efficient tax system will double Nigeria’s $440bn GDP ‘ Experts
Need for lenders to increase adoption of digital banking
2017 budget implementation: Expert predicts mixed performance of equities
FCMB opens Flexx Hub at UNIBEN, creates platform for Youth
Nigeria’s Half-Measures on Currency Are Only Half-Working
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