Nigerian Newspaper Headlines Today; 19th May



Militant attacks: Oil sector faces bleak future

Already battered by the steep drop in global oil prices and a lack of regulatory certainty, the Nigerian oil and gas industry has taken a turn for the worse following the resurgence of attacks on infrastructure in the Niger Delta.


The remains of a retired captain of the Nigerian Army, Friday William, found dangling on a mango tree outside his apartment in Calabar, have been taken to his hometown in Mkpat Enin, Akwa Ibom State.


NLC Insists Protest Continues As Strike Flops

The nationwide strike embarked upon yesterday by a faction of the Nigeria Labour Congress (NLC) led by Comrade Ayuba Wabba suffered poor compliance as reports from majority of the states indicated that workers went about their normal duties and commercial activities in major metropolis went on unhindered.

The Sun

Metuh was paid N400m from PDP’s account –Okupe

SPECIAL Assistant on Public Af­fairs to former president Goodluck Jonathan, Dr. Doyin Okupe, yester­day, told an Abuja Federal High Court that the N400 million paid to the National Publicity Secretary of the People Democratic Party (PDP), Chief Olisa Metuh was from funds budgeted for the party for campaign purpose.

Daily Times

Group hails TUC, NLC faction for reneging on strike

The Stand Up Nigeria (SUN), a coalition of 50 other civil society organizations has commended unions who reneged on the planned strike against the fuel price increase.


Military rescues Chibok girl, over 100 hostages

Young Amina Ali, clutching her four-month-old baby, has regained her freedom from the terrorist group Boko Haram. Ali, one of the missing Chibok girls, was found on the edge of the Sambisa Forest in Borno State.

Daily Trust

Deputy Senate President, Ike Ekweremadu, said yesterday that some members and leaders of the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC), are warming up to dump their party for the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP).


NLC Chase Workers Out Of Offices In Edo

Government businesses were grounded in various ministries and parastatals in Edo State as workers and officials of the state chapter of the Nigeria Labour Congress (NLC) led members of the civil society groups as well as non-governmental organisations (NGOs) to chase workers out of their offices to join in the nationwide protest against the N145 hike in the pump price of  petrol.


Police receive autopsy report on Ronke Shonde

THE police in Lagos, on Wednesday night, finally received the autopsy result of the test conducted on the late Ronke Shonde, who was allegedly killed by her husband at their Egbeda, Lagos home.

The Nation

Chibok girl found with baby and husband

One of the 219 girls abducted by Boko Haram insurgents from the Chibok Secondary School hostel on April 14 2014 has been found.



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