NEWSPAPER REVIEW FOR WEDNESDAY, 31ST MAY, 2017

*THISDAY*

Osinbajo Inaugurates Industrial Policy and Competitiveness Advisory Council
• Signs two new laws to ease access to affordable loans by SMEs
23 Banks Got N28.7bn Inflows from Dubious MMM Transactions
Buhari’s Wife, Aisha, Departs for London to Join Husband
Donald Duke to Take Another Shot at Presidency
South-east Stands Still in Memory of Biafra
CBN Pumps $482.6m into Forex Market


Senate Seeks to Halt Planned Concession of P’Harcourt Refinery
Oil Prices Fall on Oversupply Worries Despite OPEC Deal
Ikoyi Billions: House Committee Investigates NIA
Nigerians Suggest N52.4bn Budget for National Assembly
Senate Passes Bill on Mutual Assistance on Cross Border Crimes
Expect Surprises in Power Supply Growth, Fashola Tells Nigerians
Chibok Girls Begin Four Months Remedial Studies
Attack on Army Barracks Foiled in Maiduguri
Ambode’s Wife Tasks Women on Skills Acquisition
2019: Amosun Endorses Ogun West for Governorship
Aregbesola Swears in Commissioners, Special Advisers
Plateau PDP Tackles Lalong over Mid-term Failures
AGF, NDLEA: Kashamu Would Not Be Extradited Until Court Cases are Over
Appeal Court Reserves Judgement on Edo Guber Election
Melaye Denies Allegations of Bribing Tribunal Judge
2019: APC Has No Electoral Value, Says Wike
House Asks FG to Probe Illicit Importation of Firearms
Capital Oil Wokers Call for Ubah’s Release
Navy Day: Indian Naval Ship Arrives Lagos Today
Afenifere Urges Osinbajo to Implement National Conference Report
Whistle Blower Lands in Prison for Giving False Information
El-Rufai Condemns Jonathan for Attacking His Person
Russia Promises to Help Nigeria Rout Boko Haram, Terrorism
Sports Minister, Dalung, Laments Ill Care for Journalists
Jonathan’s Cousin Challenges Breach of His Fundamental Right
Tambuwal: I’m Ready to Sacrifice Second Term to Ensure Sanity in Public Service
How Bandits Killed Cop in Bayelsa Police Station
Judge Chides Lawyer for Bribing Bailiff to Serve Court Processes
Ekweremadu Commends Police on Arraignment of False Whistle Blower
EFCC Partners Auditors to Tackle Bank Fraud
NDIC to Deepen Capacity on Deposit Insurance
FCMB Offers Free Banking Services to SMEs
Sigma Pensions, PENGASSAN Partner on Workers’ Welfare
Law Union & Rock Posts N3.935bn Premium, N658m Profit
Kachikwu: Nigeria’s Oil Industry Can’t Afford Further Lethargy
Fayose’s Journey in Futility
Bello’s Voter Registration Scandal
A Season of Killings in Niger
‘I Inherited Most of the Present NBA Challenges’
Saving the NBA from Itself
Lagos: From British Colony to Federating State
Life Lessons:No One Is Disadvantaged In Life
Wenger Agrees Fresh Two-year Contract at Arsenal
New LCC President Vows to Take Club to Next Level
Human Rights Commission to Partner Akwa United FC
Konta Suffers Shock Defeat, Murray through to Next Round
South-east Stands Still in Memory of Biafra

*VANGUARD*

Bello Is Everyone’s Problem In Kogi — Ayodele
A Party’s Desperation For Credibility And Validation
Biafra 50 Years After: Igbo Leaders Lament Continued Marginalisation
2 Die In Ogun Auto Crash
Dalung Warns Against Anti-election Activities
After Years Of Abandonment, Work Begins On Otuocha-Ibaji Road
Innovators, Entrepreneurs, Priority At Nigeria Innovation Summit
Ogie Wins Oba Of Benin Golf Tourney
Herdsmen Attacks Rising Nationwide, Okowa Raises Fresh Alarm
Rohr Recalls Osimhen
Police Officers Feared Dead As Navy Clashes With Them In Calabar
Opera To Invest $100m In Africa, $30m In Nigeria
Reps To Cause Review Of Minimum Wage Every 5 Years
El-Rufai To Jonathan:Take Responsibility For Presiding Over Skewed Distribution Of Ecological Funds
It’s Your Right To Receive Quality Education, Osinbajo Tells 82 Chibok Girls
My Relationship With Buhari Cordial — Saraki
Two Eminent Nigerian Doctors Honored In US
Biafra Sit-at-home: Total Shutdown In S-East
Buhari Administration Creates New Set Of Millionaires – Lai Mohammed
Osinbajo Signs Laws To Ease Access To Credit Facilities For MSMEs
Onitsha, Nnewi Residents Shut Markets, Shops, Financial Institutions
Beware Of Fake Vanguard Websites
No Kidding, No Napping
His Ex-wife Still Controls Him
This Break-up Has Left Me Feeling Lethargic
He Cares More For His Friends
Still Single At Over 30
I Think I Gave Him A Wrong Impression
Grande, Bieber Lead All-star Show For Manchester Victims
Runtown’s ‘For Life’ Makes It To BET Jams
Censors Board Seeks Collaboration With Germany
Democracy Day: Rapper Olamide Thrills Abuja Fans
Phyno, American Musician, Pia Mia Set Media Abuzz In Song Theft Scandal
Why Buhari Contested For President Repeatedly – Presidency
Resign If You Love Nigeria, Fayose Tells Buhari
Southeast Standstill For Biafra
Tony Destroyer: I Want To Conquer The Commonwealth
Sport Federation Election: Let’s Eschew Bitterness In Campaigns – Orbih Pleads

*NIGERIAN PILOT*

UNICEF expresses concern over low enrolment of girl child in Katsina
Biafra sit-at-home-order: Partial compliance in Ebonyi, as Anambra, Rivers markets, schools, banks shut down
Two years in office: ASUU scores Buhari low in education, economy
Concession of PH Refinery: Senate probes FG over $15bn contract to Agip, Oando
Unqualified nurse killed Senator Adeleke – Coroner
We won’t extradite Kashamu until court cases are resolved -AGF, NDLEA
Operation Lafiya Dole arrests 400 Boko Haram terrorists under my watch – Gen Irabor
14 states insolvent –Report
FCT police nab 5 members of robbery syndicate
UBA, First Bank lead other banking shares to rally recovery hopes
Onitsha shut down, partial compliance in Abakaliki
Nollywood deaths: Actor demands life insurance for film practitioners
Skales releases star-studded sophomore album
Married a virgin at 33, divorced after a year; Chigul opens…
My contract expired but I’m still with YBNL, says Adekunle Gold
Olamide thrills Abuja fans on Democracy Day
New envoy asks UN for help in returning Nigeria’s stolen assets
NCS, Western Marine Command impounds 941 bags of rice worth N6.8m
Economist advises FG to invest more in agriculture
CBN calls for synergy among stakeholders to curb cybercrimes
Heritage Bank trains children in financial literacy
Udoma tasks trainees on agricultural skills acquisition
Biafra at Fifty
ASUU scores President low in education, economy
Lalong pledges to continue to deliver its campaign promises
Averting renewed agitation in Niger Delta
I’ll take Badminton to grassroots, says Professor Faruk
Esin, Okechukwu, Adepoju tell Eagles: Beat S/Africa for Keshi, Amodu
New Barca boss plotting stunning Premier League triple raid
Idris Wada secures Nduka Odizor tennis project for Lokoja
Dalung warns against anti election activities

*PUNCH*

Obey court orders on Dasuki, El-Zakzaky, Sagay tells FG
One die in Navy, police clash in C’River
Lagos pupils’ abduction: Kidnappers call parents again, reduces ransom to N600m
Afenifere, IYC kick as AGF says restructuring is tall order
Resign if you love Nigeria, Fayose tells Buhari
Sit-at-home order observed in 75 countries, says IPOB
EFCC seizes second property from Jonathan’s godson
Drama as CAN backs Ambode’s wife against sacked chaplain
Mercenaries sat UTME in Abia missionary school –JAMB
Coroner says drug overdose killed Adeleke, wants nurse tried
Osinbajo signs Acts to ease MSMEs’ access to credit
Senate asks FG to stop P’Harcourt refinery concession
Banks lost N2.19bn to fraudsters in 2016 – CBN
Buhari’s wife joins President in London
Alleged N1.1bn fraud: EFCC re-arraigns ex-FCT minister’s son
Okorocha dissolves cabinet ahead of 2019 gov election
Reduce your rents, FG tells landlords
Ex-worker accuses Dangote Group of neglect after spinal injury
Govs no longer sponsor NYSC camping, DG cries out
Condemned female prisoner re-arrested five years after escape
Businessman arraigned for giving false information on Ekweremadu’s guesthouse
Ex-finance ministry director slumps, dies in FCT
2017 Budget implementation: Time is of the essence
Bafana plan to frustrate Eagles
Woman sets husband, self ablaze weeks after wedding
Four reasons ladies block their ‘Last Seen’ on WhatsApp
Firms can’t account for N13.4bn advertising expenditure – Report
Bringing Nigeria’s corrupt fugitives to justice
Fed poll: Dalung warns ex-federations bosses
NSCDC impounds 30,000 litres of fuel, arrests suspects
Drama as CAN backs Ambode’s wife against sacked chaplain
Don’t fight over politicians, they always reconcile – Oba of Lagos
Ecological fund: Jonathan never takes responsibility for anything, says El-Rufai
Lagos pupils’ abduction: Kidnappers call parents again, reduces ransom to N600m
Police arrest bag-snatching minors in Bayelsa
BSIEC recognises Sheriff PDP for Benue LG poll
Drama as lawyers clash over A’Ibom senatorial seat
Family announces Borishade’s funeral rites
Court remands alleged false whistle-blower in prison over raid on Ekweremadu
Buhari govt has created millionaires – Minister
Niger gov appoints 17 new Perm Secs, retires 16
Southeast Nigeria on shut-down as Biafra marks 50 years
Non-APC govs taking credit for FG’s social investment programmes –Osinbajo
Banks lost N2.19bn to fraudsters in 2016 – CBN
Reduce your rents, FG tells landlords
Firms can’t account for N13.4bn advertising expenditure – Report
Motorists, commuters groan as Ibadan-Ife road worsens
Bafana plan to frustrate Eagles
Fed poll: Dalung warns ex-federations bosses
Senate passes NFF Establishment Bill
Huddersfield promotion excites Sodje
Woods was asleep at wheel, passed breath test – police
Mahrez set to leave Leicester City
Missionary school champions exam malpractice in Abia – JAMB
UI shut as students protest
Redeemer’s University develops Ebola test kits
UTME: Candidates panic over unreleased results
Centre honours candidate with 339 UTME score
The rich also patronise pirates –Publishers
Nigeria does not appreciate her writers – Emenyonu
In Ajebutta, Onome caresses fulfilment
I wasn’t married before I met Laura, says Linda Ikeji’s in-law, Kanu
Spotify agrees to fund to settle copyright suits
Men also suffer menopause (1)
Cough mixture, agbo fuelling hypertension in Nigerian children – Cardiologists
NDDC to establish cancer centres across N’Delta
Maggi to reduce salt content
Tobacco kills 7 million yearly – WHO
Six reasons not to use your smartphone at night
Six ways to stay safe on public Wi-Fi
IPT introduces new data management solutions
Bringing Nigeria’s corrupt fugitives to justice
Seven foods to avoid before sex
How to know a man most likely to cheat on you
Six ways husbands can discover what sex is to a woman
Seven sex mistakes men make
We’re teaching Chibok girls to speak good English –FG

*NATION*

Why restructuring won’t work now, by Fed Govt
Biafra Day shuts down Southeast
Fed Govt woos fleeing firms
Adeleke died of drug overdose, says coroner
Sacked chaplain: CAN clears Ambode’s wife
Olubadan: I can’t be intimidated, says Ajimobi
How strong is EFCC’s prosecuting arm?
UI proscribes students’ union
Yari urges Muslims to pray for Buhari
Aregbesola swears in 22 commissioners, 16 special advisers
Ex-INEC Institute DG Momoh buried
NIGERIA VS TOGO (THURSDAY): Iheanacho returns for Togo tie
2017 ITTF World Championships: Omotayo causes upset to berth in knockout
Ronaldo: ‘Humility not always good’
2017 Guinness Cup: Team Benin emerge overall winner
Venus Williams Not Sure How To Be An Auntie… Pregnant Serena Smiles
Wenger agrees two-year contract extension with Arsenal
Aruna Quadri begins campaign in men’s singles
Esan: I’ll take Ekiti to greater heights
Fourth Republic: Mixed feelings, 18 years on
Democracy Day: Lalong pardons six prisoners
August date for Biola Alabi’s ‘Banana Island Ghost’
Encomiums as Funke Akindele, hubby premiere ‘Industreet’
Zaaki Azzay wows with ‘Marry Am’ at society wedding

*DAILY TRUST*

Prisoner recaptured 6 years after escape
One hungry snake swallowed another, then threw it back out alive []VIDEO]
Youths demand local immunisation funding, as GAVI winds down
DSS hands over 82 Chibok school girls to ministry
President Buhari fulfills campaign promises — Lai Mohammed
Buhari’s health: Aisha heads for London
Kaduna Assembly passes law to establish mortgage, foreclosure authority
Ecological Fund: Learn to take responsibility, El-Rufa’i replies Jonathan
Customs impound 941 bags of rice worth N6.8m
Sokoto to overhaul mass transit service
Buhari’s anti-corruption bill scales Senate’s hurdle
N2.19bn lost to payment fraud in 2016 – Report
Reps quiz Adeosun, Fashola over procurement breaches
Osinbajo, Dangote, others in industrial policy council
Whistle-blower remanded over false information on Ekweremadu
I can sacrifice my 2nd term for workers’ verification – Tambuwal
El-Rufai tackles Jonathan over ecological fund report
How Nigeria can be restructured – AGF Malami
Reps want Yobe insurgency costs refunded, commends Gaidam on IDPs
Elder statesman Chris Abashiya for burial Friday
Prison service recaptures condemned inmate
Benue assembly passes N176.6bn 2017 budget
Unqualified nurse caused Adeleke’s death – Coroner
Niger pilgrims board fixes June 5 for hajj payment
Sani Bello creates 3 ministries, retires 16 perm secs
Idoma land shuns IPoB, MASSOB sit-at-home order
Senate halts P/Harcourt refinery concession
Freed Chibok Girls sent to rehab centre
Ghana: Akufo-Addo moves to recover looted funds
Russia, Nigeria to strengthen military cooperation

*PREMIUM TIMES*

Suicide bomber killed, five IDPs murdered in Borno
The separate incidents indicate the delicate security situation in Borno.
Osinbajo signs new laws to ease access to loans for small businesses
UPDATED: Senate halts Port Harcourt refinery concession to Agip
Osinbajo Gives Dangote, Peterside, 34 Others New Appointments — FULL LIST
How Age ‘disconnected’ Obasanjo From Nigeria’s Reality In His First Term – Donald Duke
Biafra: Reps Caution Security Agents Against Use Of Force
UTME Result: No Cut – Off Marks Announced Yet, Says JAMB
FUTA Sets Nigerian Record, To Launch Satellite Into Space
“It is the first ever university satellite to be launched in Nigeria.”
Make Properties Value Reflect Nigeria’s Economic Reality, Fashola Tells Estate Valuers
NOUN Graduates Will Soon Be Able To Participate In NYSC, Law School – VC
Politicians Bent On Destroying Journalism In Nigeria – Professor
Court Dissolves Ex-Rep’s Marriage, Quashes Adultery Allegation Against Wife
Buhari Should Resign, He’s Incapacitated — Fayose
Borishade’s Family Announces Funeral Rites For Ex-minister
Ogun To Deploy Drones For Forest Protection – Commissioner
Coroner Gives Verdict On Adeleke’s Death
Ogun Auto Crash Claims Two Lives
Police Sergeant Killed In Bayelsa
Biafra: Traders Close Shops In Some Parts Of Port Harcourt
Despite Being Among Nigeria’s Richest States, Akwa Ibom Governor Says State Lacks Funds For LG Elections
South South
Okorocha Sacks Cabinet, 27 LG Transition Committees
Biafra: Sit-at-home Collapses In Ebonyi
Biafra: Residents Of Aba, Owerri, Enugu Comply With Sit-at-home
Abuja Gets Approval To Open Five New Secondary Schools
Niger Gov. Bello Appoints 17 New Perm Secs., Retires 16
Nigerian Army’s New Boko Haram War Commander Takes Over
Bauchi Delegation Arrives China For $27.5 Billion Deal – Official
WHO Partners Media On Humanitarian Crisis In Nigeria’s North-East
Sokoto House Of Assembly Loses Clerk
Notore, Kaduna Govt Partner To Harness Agribusiness Opportunities
NAHCON Approves N1.5 Million As Hajj Fare For Kaduna Pilgrims
The Nigerian Civil War And Lessons Unlearnt, By Rotimi Opeyeoluwa
Rethinking The “Marginalisation” Of The South-East, By Udo Jude Ilo
Death Of A Nation: Biafra And The Nigerian Question, By Chido Onumah
Biafra As A Metaphor: Implications For The Igbos And Nigerian Leadership, By Kenneth Amaeshi
Privatisation Of The Power Sector: What Went Wrong?, By Odion Omonfoman
CBN Lifts Naira With $482.6 Million
NPA Bans Touts, Hawkers From Ports, Commences Surveillance
Osinbajo Signs New Laws To Ease Access To Loans For Small Businesses
INFOGRAPH: Petroleum Industry Bill’s Near-decade Journey To Senate Passage
Wenger Agrees To New Arsenal Deal
Dortmund Sack Coach Thomas Tuchel
Barcelona Appoint New Coach Ernesto Valverde
Burundi Leader, Nkurunziza, Dismisses 23 Army Officers
Pope Puts Off South Sudan Visit Amid Security Concerns
South Africa: Ruling ANC Debates Motion To Remove Zuma
Trump tweets against Germany, escalating row after tense summits
Panama’s former dictator, Manuel Noriega, dies at 83

*SUN*

Aisha joins Buhari in London
Fayose urges president to resign
Freed Chibok girls won’t return to former school –FG
10 die as Navy, Police clash in Calabar
Nigeria cannot survive another Biafra –Onwudiwe
Anambra North People’s Assembly endorses Obiano
APC: Two years after
Senate stops sale of P’Harcourt refinery
Osinbajo signs 2 new laws to ease MSMEs’ access to credit
FG’s N280bn silos rot away –Reps allege
Iheanacho: City insists on buy-back clause
CAF Confederations Cup: Eguma grows grey hair over KCCA
NBBF: Ugboaja replaces Oyedeji

*COMPLETE SPORTS*

Austin Ejide’s Late Mother For Burial Friday June 2
Milutinovic Savours Memories Of Coaching Nigeria, Four Others At World Cup
Liverpool Confirm Solanke Arrival From Chelsea, Mahrez To Quit Leicester
Osimhen To Join Super Eagles In Paris, Could Still Miss Togo Friendly
Iwobi, Ndidi, Iheanacho, Olanrewaju Set For Togo Friendly; Osimhen Out
Ikeme’s Manager At Wolves, Paul Lambert, Sacked
Borussia Dortmund Confirm Coach Tuchel’s Exit
Iwobi Joins Super Eagles In Training Camp; Osimhen, Iheanacho To Arrive Today
Esin Urges Iheanacho Man City Exit, Insists Youngster Needs More Playing Time
Odemwingie Serves Five Yellow Card Induced Suspension, Misses Madura Vs Gresik
Ajayi Scores As Ahly Clinch Egyptian Title; Egbuchulam Makes Hacken Debut
T/Tennis Worlds: Oshonaike Beats 12-Year-Old Opponent As Omotayo, Onaolapo Win
Osimhen In Action As Wolfsburg Retain Bundesliga Slot
South Africa FA Boss Joordan: Baxter Faces Tough Test Vs Nigeria
ABS FC Sign Five-Year Deal With Puma
Barcelona Name Ernesto Valverde As New Manager
Huddersfield Edge Reading On Penalties, Gain Promotion To EPL
Tiger Woods Arrested For Driving While Drunk
CAF Appoint Somalian Ref For KCCA Vs Rivers United CCC Clash
Oxlade Surprised Moses Was Sent Off In Cup Final
Oboabona Optimistic Rizespor Will Avoid Relegation

*SUPER SPORT*

Top Stories

Europa: Romero believes he has proved himself
PL: ‘Wenger extends Arsenal reign’
U17 Afcon: Mali beat Ghana to retain U17 title
Nigeria: City want buy-back clause for Iheanacho
Huddersfield fans celebrate promotion
Mahrez asks to leave Leicester
Bournemouth sign Chelsea’s Begovic
Aguero will stay at City – chairman
Atletico transfer verdict Thursday – CAS
Valverde hired as new Barcelona boss
Messi thanks departing Enrique
Ter Stegen extends Barca deal
Pellegrino steps down as Alaves boss

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