Today’s Newspaper Headlines for Friday 31st August, 2018

Nigerian Pilot

*THE PERSECUTION OF DEFECTING
POLITICIANS BY THE RULING PARTY
*We slashed nomination fees due to hardship
caused by APC’s misrule ‘ PDP
*APC crisis deepens As Govs subdue Buhari,
Tinubu, Oshiomhole over primaries
*Saraki’s exit makes APC cohesive ‘ Oshiomhole
*Contest political offices to implement change,
Buhari urge women
*ACF urges FG to rescue Leah Sharibu,
remaining Chibok girls
*NSCDC warns job seekers to beware of
racketeers
*Plateau: Arrest killer herdsmen, Berom groups
tell security agencies
*Buhari leads high-powered delegation to China
for FOCAC summit
*Group decries rising cases of unlawful arrest of
Journalists

Osun Defender

*Juventus records $1.2 billion in stock
exchange
*51-Year Hollywood Cassel marries Model Tina
in low-key
*Pope Francis in Ireland for historic visit
*EU to provide homes to migrants ‘ UN urges
*FRSC Tasks Drivers On Regular Eye Checks
*Transportation Disrupted As Typhoon Batters
Japan
*Mourinho Denies Rift With Man Utd’s Woodward
*USAID Announces $26.5m Additional
Assistance For Nigeria
*Napoli Chairman, De Laurentiis: Sarri’s Team
Plays Well But Wins No Trophy
*Arrested IPOB Women Actions Not Unlawful,
Police Reform Network Writes Osinbajo
*I Rejected Lucrative Offers To Remain In Super
Eagles ‘ Rohr
*Kelechi Nwakali, Ajayi, Collins Make Rohr’s 24-
Man List For Seychelles Clash
*Ortom Alleges Plans By PDP To Assassinate
Him

New Telegraph

*Boosting Nigeria’s oil refining capacity
*That shooting scare at Maiduguri Airport
*Fashola, DISCOs spat amid darkness
Economy: IT firms shun 1% technology devt
fund
*Nigeria leads in Google’s Launchpad Africa
programme
*Addressing call masking challenge
*Why I chose not to be a nomadic politician ‘
Ganduje
*Export: Pitfalls to watch as ECC takes off
*Defection: Group warns APC against Kashamu’s
plan to join party
*Instinct Wave, ATCON begin nominations for
telecom awards

Peoples Daily

*Trial of erring officers in Maiduguri airport
protest sacrosanct- Buratai
*Trial of erring officers in Maiduguri airport
protest sacrosanct- Buratai
*Nigeria, Britain sign economy, security pact
*2018 Hajj: Nigerian pilgrim dies inside faulty lift
in Saudi
*Saraki meets Jonathan, urges fairness, equity
*Rights Commission, Red Cross partner on
*Nigeria’s missing persons database
*Buhari has reduced number of poor Nigerians,
says Group
*We remitted $100bn to FG, equity holders,
NLNG boss tells panel
*Judge withdraws from suit seeking proscription
of herdsmen as terrorists
*4m refugee children not in school ‘ UNHCR

Sun

*Stemming Nigeria’s population growth
*Lagos residents protest estimated billing,
demand prepaid meters
*NYG: Lagos Karate pledges compliance with
competition requirements
*India, Nigeria’s largest trading partner ‘ Envoy
$8.1bn refund: *Bankers move to save MTN
*PIGB: FDI suffers setback as Buhari rejects bill
*How to cope with WhatsApp’s impending
reforms
Soyinka warns Buhari
*Why I’m running for president ‘ Saraki
*Vote for me again in 2019, Buhari begs women

The Herald

*NiMet predicts thunderstorms, rains for Friday
*Combine sports with education, Dalung urges
gymnasts
*FCDA to commence N1.7bn road rehabilitation
at Nnamdi Azikiwe Airport
*Shaw, Lallana back in England squad for Spain
clash
*Naira appreciates against dollar at investors’
window
*2019: Lagos NUJ seeks synergy with INEC
*Buhari departs for China, holds bilateral talks
with President Jinping
*2019: APC to adopt direct primary to pick
presidential candidate
*Prerogative of Mercy: MURIC calls for Pardon of
Soldiers Accused of Mutiny
*Cristiano Ronaldo Not Worth ‘100m- Moggi

Guardian

*French star Depardieu faces probe over alleged
sex assaults, denies all
*Real Madrid’s Keylor Navas wins UEFA best
goalkeeper award
*Manchester United, Spurs handed tough UEFA
Chapions League draws
*Moroccan hometown of ‘gang-raped teen’
divided over case
*Luka Modric named UEFA player of year
*Breaking Coconut On The Head As A Sign Of
Prayer Ritual
*183, 000 PVCs unclaimed in Borno, says INEC
*Army university to commence admission in
2018
*Nigerian youths begged me to run for president,
says Saraki
*APC adopts direct Primary for presidency

Thisday

*Police Arraign 57 Youths for Alleged
Homosexuality
*African Countries Must Embrace Agriculture,
Says US Envoy
*Okocha: It’s Unlawful for EFCC to Commence
Unilateral Investigation of a State
*73 Battalion: Ganduje, Kwankwaso’s Rift May
Cause Violence in 2019 Elections
*EFCC Raids Companies in Gombe
*FG Condemns Hate Speech, Decries Crude Oil
Pipeline Vandalism
*Presidential Amnesty to Employ 2,000
Beneficiaries of Training in Fishing Sector
*Alleged N369m Deal: Police Trail Hunkuyi as
Senator Refuses to Honour Invitation
*PDP Presidential Primaries: Aspirants to Sign
Undertaking not to Defect
*Buhari Tasks APC on Credible Primaries

The Nation

*APC adopts direct primary for presidential
candidate
*Soyinka criticises Buhari on rule of law, national
interest
*MTN rejects CBNs order to refund $8.1b
*Assembly panel okays N143.2b for INEC
*Saraki, Tambuwal, others exit had no dent on
APC, says Buhari
*NOUN vs. Law School
The boy from Ekiti
Nigeria saves $200m yearly from fertiliser
plants revival, says Osinbajo
*We’ve lifted Nigerians out of poverty, says
Osinbajo
*Buhari urges women to go for elective offices

Punch

*Bamidele returns after treating gun injury in US
*Apapa gridlock persists one month after
Osinbajos intervention
*APC NEC adopts direct presidential primary,
indirect for gov, others
*Saraki declares presidential bid, promises
sincere anti-graft war
*Buharis national interest comment, alibi to
undermine judiciary Soyinka
*Indicted soldiers in airport protest will face
military COAS
*NEPC targets $8bn non-oil export revenue in
2019
*FG seeks more private sector investments from
UK
*Im not after Tsav, its police prosecuting him
Ortom
*Osun teachers involved in ongoing workers
strike NUT chair

Vanguard

*Alleged N369m deal: Police trail Hunkuyi, as
senator refuses to honour invitation
*New Police college planned for Anambra
*Confusion trails planned closure of Lagos-
Ibadan expressway
*Presidential candidate coming through direct
primary; 34 states go for indirect ‘ APC
*Unite to sack APC govt, Wike urges PDP
presidential aspirants
*SON raises alarm over importation of infected
school uniforms
*Buhari, Osinbajo,Tinubu, APC govs, South West
stakeholders meet
*2019: I’ll restore all critical infrastructures in
C’River State- SDP Aspirant
*Entrench unity, dialogue among your members,
Aisha Buhari to APC Women
*Late Micheal Okpara inspired me’Ikpeazu

Okey Goodluck Nwankwo
Ike Nibo