Metro Nigeria: Today's Newspaper Headlines [19 January, 2017]



Below are some of the headlines in some selected Nigerian Dailies for today, Thursday, January 19, 2017.

  • FG unveils economic recovery plan in February

  • No plan to increase petrol price, says NNPC

  • Attempts to form mega party will fail – Oni

  • Councillor, others arrested for selling IDPs' food

  • EFCC arrests OSOPADEC chair, others

  • Ekweremadu won’t defect to APC, says aide

  • Justice Ngwuta paid me N313m to build him houses – Contractor

  • Masterminds of Nigerian- Turkish school kidnap arrested – Police

  • NIMASA to commence disbursement of N30.7bn Cabotage Fund

  • Pension assets rise to N6.03tn

  • Dangote shuts tomato paste plant over dollar scarcity

  • Police arrest graduate, others for armed robbery

  • Naval rating allegedly beats wife to death in Lagos

  • Trigger-happy cop arrested for killing trader


  • Revealed: Air Force jet hit IDPs after foreign alert

  • Fuel tanker falls off Otedola Bridge

  • Naval rating arrested for ‘car snatching’

  • Police confirm murder of septuagenarian

  • Nigeria deploys 200 Air Force men, jets for action in Gambia

  • Obaseki restates commitment to rule of law

  • Death toll now 76, says Red Cross

  • Fed Govt to foot medical expenses of injured

  • Air chief: strike a tragic mistake

  • Police panel arrests 23 INEC officials over Rivers rerun

  • IMN to international community: tell Fed Govt to release El-Zakzaky

  • Saraki’s CCT trial: Banker says documents relating to foreign account burnt

  • NOUN writes DSS, Police over plot to disrupt convocation

  • Nigerians are regretting voting PDP out , says Makarfi


  • Fatal IDP Bombing: Buhari Cancels FEC Meeting As Reps Probe Bombing

  • Fuel Scarcity Looms As Marketers Stop Importation

  • CCT Adjourns Saraki’s Trial To Feb 8

  • Senate Approves MTEF, Increases Oil Price Benchmark To $44.5

  • Reps direct IG to pay entitlements of 3,000 deceased police officers

  • I’ve No Intention Of Leaving APGA —Obiano

  • Kebbi Stops Hiring Jets For Official Trips

  • Dariye Accuses Judge Of Bias In N1.162bn Fraud Case

  • Nigerite Wins ‘Cleanest Business Environment’ Award

  • Anambra To Boost MSMEs With N3bn In 2017

  • 3 Suspected Rustlers Arrested In Delta Over Murder Of Herdsman
  • Gambia’s Jammeh Dares ECOWAS, Stays Put As Deadline Passes

  • Airstrike On IDPs: Doctors: We Were Vaccinating Children When Military Struck

  • Nigeria Deploys Troops, Fighter Jets To Gambia

  • Senate Passes MTEF , Adopts N305 To $1, $44.5 Oil Benchmark

  • Marketers Embargo Fuel Importation Over Forex, Debt

  • How Justice Ngwuta Spent N313m On Three Houses – Witness

  • Niger Delta Avengers: Minister Seeks EU’s Support On Ethical Orientation

  • Candidates To Write 2017 UTME Under CCTV


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