Today’s Newspaper Headlines [11 May, 2017]

Below are the headlines in some selected Nigerian Newspapers for today, 11 May, 2017.

FG meets Chibok reps, sends photos to parents

FG plans fresh concession of Lagos-Ibadan Expressway

Official exchange rate redundant, Soludo tells CBN

Court adjourns Jibrin’s suit against Reps, Dogara indefinitely

Herdsmen getting weapons from neighbouring countries – Saraki

N143bn budget hike for federal roads, Amnesty, N’Assembly, others

Electricity: Investors offer $5.6bn for 10 NIPP plants

FG makes N6bn from lottery in five years

Court remands former FCT Minister, Bala Mohammed in prison

Associated air crash: Falae’s family demands $100,000, N219m compensation

PENGASSAN withdraws members from ExxonMobil facilities

Gunmen kill Enugu deputy governor’s ADC

Rogue NSCDC officials shoot, rob tanker driver, others in broad daylight

Falomo school: Police to arraign five randy pupils today

Two killed as Lagos hoodlums clash over woman

Lawyer loses N25m books to Kwara rainstorm

80-year-old, wife, children arraigned for stealing food

Osun coroner begins sitting, Adeleke family shuns panel

Herdsmen attack police van, kill four cops in Delta

Lalong probes Jang over alleged misuse of N2bn

Funds misappropriation: Kano Assembly constitutes panel to probe Sanusi

Soldier driving against traffic shoots judiciary worker

The Nation
$43.4m, contract scam: Govt may drop SGF, NIA boss

Court strikes out Suswam’s N10bn suit against DSS, AGF

Ex-NNPC GMD loses bid to stop forfeiture of $9.8m

Ekwueme receives IPOB leader, assures him fatherly support

PDP won’t win in any Lagos council, says Tinubu

$15.5m fraud: Absence of EFCC’s prosecutor stalls Dudafa’s trial

Alleged $6200,000 bribe: Lawmakers fault Lawan

28 states owe teachers, says NUT

Aisha Buhari to Chibok girls: Forget the past, acquire skills

Real Madrid reach Champions League final

Tell votes Ayade Governor of the Year

Ogun retires OGBC, OGTV General Managers

Teenager arraigned for break-in, N30,000 school’s property theft in Lagos

Man, 38 arrested for alleged N4.5m fraud

Gunmen kill two Nigerians in South Africa

Buhari’s Letter Is Mischievous, There Is Cause For Concern, Says Yerima, Fani-Kayode, Others

Look Inward, Create Jobs, Buhari Charges Tertiary Institutions

Massive Shake-Up In Army

5,500 Nigerians to be deported from Libya, Mali

Voters registration: MASSOB alleges plot to disenfranchise Ndigbo

BoI Unveils Zero-Interest Loan For Corps Members

World Bank earmarks $200m on agric project in 9 states

Senate probes alleged corruption in BPP

Many lawmakers don’t visit their constituencies, REC nominee tells senators

el-Rufai in court, gives evidence on libel suit against journalist

4 fertiliser companies begin production in 45 days— Gov Al-Makura

Okowa bemoans N7bn monthly wage bill

NAFDAC gets latest anti- counterfeiting equipment

Kudi Capital Unveils Online Lending Platform For SMEs

FIFA Ratifies Nine African World Cup Places

Nospecto: Supreme Court Expedites Action As Investors Affirm Legal Representation

NYSC Denies Viral 2017 Batch A Orientation Document

The National Youth Service Corps, NYSC, has denied a document making the rounds on Social Media.

A statement released to that effect goes thus:

The NYSC Management has been notified of a fake document titled “2017 BATCH A NYSC 3 WEEKS ORIENTATION CAMP” circulating across social media especially Facebook and WhatsApp.

The NYSC Management hereby disassociates itself from the document as the information therein did not emanate from the National Youth Service Corps.

The originator has sent out the hoax to deceive and take advantage of unsuspecting Prospective Corps Members (PCMs); Such misinformation only gets popular by “Sent As Received” individuals who do not verify information on social media before sharing .

All Prospective Corps Members (PCMs) are advised to beware of such information and follow ONLY INFORMATION from NYSC official online platforms:


Any important information regarding the 2017 Batch A Orientation Course will be made available via the above links, on the Dashboard of Prospective Corps Members and on the Call up letters.

NYSC Management

Nigerian Govt Sends Photos Of Newly Released Chibok Girls To Parents

The Federal government sent pictures of the newly released 82 chibok school girls to their parents.

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Minister of Information and Culture, Alhaji Lai Mohammed, said this during an interview on Wednesday.

The Minister said, “Chibok is not one village; the girls are from several communities. You need time to contact the parents. The Minister of Women Affairs has met with members of the Chibok association and they have been given pictures and names of the girls and in the next few days, we will get feedback.

“We don’t want a situation where somebody’s daughter, who is not there, will come all the way to Abuja only to be disappointed while the parents, whose daughters were actually rescued, would be left behind.

“So, it will take a few days to coordinate these things.”

Cross River Parents Sell Daughter To Pay Rent, Start Up Business

A couple in Cross River state have been arrested for for allegedly selling their six-year old daughter for N400,000.


Cross River state Commissioner for Police, Hafiz Inuwa, said the suspects were arrested on April 26 following a tip off.

Inuwa said the couple sold their daughter in order to pay their house rent and open a provision store. The unnamed father who sold his daughter when contacted said, “It is true we don’t have money and things are very hard with me and my wife but we did not sell our baby for N400,000”.

8 Important Documents Required For Nigerian Passport Interview

Interviews are standard procedures conducted by the Nigerian Immigration officials for those who wants to have the passport. Listed below are important documents to take with you when going for your interview for both the Standard passport and Official passport applications.

Standard Passport

  1. Local Government letter of identification.
  2. Birth certificate / Age declaration.
  3. 2 recent colour passport photographs
  4. Guarantor’s form sworn to before a commissioner of Oaths / Magistrate / High Court Judge
  5. Parents’ letter of consent for minors under 16 years
  6. Marriage certificate where applicable
  7. Police report in case of lost passport
  8. Submit application with supporting documents to passport office / Embassy / High commission

Official Passport

  1. Letter of introduction from appropriate State Government, Federal Government Ministry / Organization.
  2. Marriage certificate where applicable
  3. Police report in case of lost passport
  4. Letter of appointment / last promotion .
  5. Submit application with supporting documents to passport office / Embassy / High commission

Good luck!!!

: Today’s Newspaper Headlines [07 May, 2017

Below are some of the headlines in some selected Nigerian Dailies for today, Sunday, May 07, 2017.

FG swaps 82 Chibok girls with Boko Haram prisoners

Suspended SGF: Osinbajo panel may consider Senate report

Security votes: Plateau, Kwara govts fault Obi’s claims

Seized N13bn: Senate, Reps disagree over secret probe

Aisha Buhari, Sanusi visit raped six-month-old baby in Kano

APC can give Igbo presidency – Odigie-Oyegun

Nigerians share before-and-after photos of Buhari, lament frail looks

NDLEA arrest two grannies with 107 wraps of cocaine

No comment on national issues, says Obasanjo

Gospel artistes protest exclusion from Lagos @ 50 celebration

Banky W, Adesua Etomi begin marital journey

Kogi NMA urges doctors to disregard sack threat

Lawmaker petitions Buhari, Trump over herdsmen attacks in Delta

Gunmen kill monarch in Rivers

I wanted to use human skull to scare robbers away –Evangelist

Militants kill police sergeant, loot armoury in Ogun


Buhari to receive freed 82 Chibok girls exchanged for Boko haram suspects

Nigeria repatriates 18 illegal immigrants to Niger

Ikoyi N43.4m: FG may seize Osborne Towers apartment

26 burnt to death in Lagos-Ibadan Expressway crash

Obanikoro set to join APC

DSS arrests Ifeanyi Uba over N11b fuel ‘theft’

UN youths appoint Jonathan BoT co-chairman

Presidency releases additional N35bn for amnesty programme

Soyinka wants EFCC to prosecute opposers of anti-graft war

Contributory pensioners hits N6.8 million subscribers

NGO appeals to Fed Govt over N5.6b prison food contract debt

I’m not an ideal governor, says Okorocha


Suspected gunmen assassinate Rivers’ monarch

T.B Joshua gets rousing welcome in Israel

15 killed in farmers/herdsmen clash in Taraba


Those asking Buhari to resign are unfair, mischievous – Oshiomhole

Igbo deserve Presidency – Oyegun

Wife Of NIA DG, Oke, Transferred Property To Spy Agency After Purchase’

Makarfi-Led PDP Triggers Option B, Set To Fuse Into APDA

COSON Lawyers Declare ‘War’ On Ope Banwo

Many Things Are Wrong With The 2017 Budget — Rep Edionwele

Contrary To Public Perception, Govs Don’t Control Security Vote – Gov. Abubakar

5,000 houses razed, 30,000 rendered homeless as soldiers hunt for militant leader Ossy Ibori’s men

Obaseki Meets Italian Delegation Over Human Trafficking

Gov. Bello Sacks Principal Over Unkempt School Premises

Gunmen Kill Two In Rivers

Parents Of Quintuplets Get Documents, Key To Three-Bedroom Flat In Abu


UPDATED: 82 Kidnapped Chibok girls freed by Boko Haram in prisoner exchange deal

– Sahara Reporters is reporting that 80 kidnapped Chibok girls have been freed by Boko Haram insurgents to Saturday, May 6.

– However sources close to the deal said only 62 girls were released – Nigerians have however reacted positively to the release of the girls According to Sahara Reporters, the Islamist terrorist group, Boko Haram, has released a batch of more than 80 of the Chibok high school girls who were abducted in mid-April 2014. Sahara Reporters had earlier reported that 80 girls were freed but sources close to the deal however insisted that only 62 girls were released.

The report said the release abducted school girls came after further negotiations between the Islamist group and the Muhammadu administration. Sources also told @saharaReporters that latest release of Chibok girls involved prisoner exchange. However the presidency has confirmed that 82 girls were released.  We learnt that the source was not in a position to disclose the terms of an agreement that led to today’s mass release of the Chibok school girls.


The 62 girls who just regained their freedom are said to be currently in Banki town in Borno state awaiting airlift to an unknown destination. It is believed that once the girls are secured in a new location they would be debriefed, undergo a psycological and medical test and then be reunited with their families. Meanwhile, recall that Our correspondent had earlier reported that the America’s foreign Office has warned westerners travelling to Nigeria to be careful as the Islamic terrorists, Boko Haram is “actively planning to kidnap” westerners to raise ransom money for their fight. The foreign office, according The Telegraph, says the sect is planning to kidnap foreign workers in Bama local government area of Borno state. Part of the foreign office statement read: “We have received reports that Boko Haram is actively planning to kidnap western foreign workers in Bama local government area of Borno state, along the Kumshe-Banki axis,” said the Foreign Office advice. kidnapped-chibok-girls-freed-by-boko-haram-prisoner-exchange-deal.html