Nigerian Newspaper Headlines Today: 18th December


Man cuts off cousin’s manhood over missing N3,500

The Niger State Police Command has arrested a 25-year-old man, Aliyu Mohammadu, for allegedly cutting off his cousin’s manhood.


Fuel scarcity, plot by FG to hike price— Fayose

Ekiti State Governor, Mr Ayodele Fayose, has said the current scarcity of fuel in the country was a ploy by the Federal Government to justify the planned increment of petrol pump price from N145 to N185 per litre.


Dangote Accuses BUA of Stealing and Illegally Mining Limestone

The management of Dangote Group has accused BUA of engaging in illegal mining of limestone deposited in its Mining Lease No. 2541 located in a boundary town of Oguda/Ubo in Okene, Kogi State.

The Sun

Apapa roads turn death-traps as tanker drivers overwhelm govt

On November 23, 2017, a traffic enforcement  team comprising the  Federal Road Safety Corps (FRSC), Nigerian Navy, Nigerian Police, Nigerian Civil Defence Corps and Lagos State Traffic Management Authority (LASTMA), impounded a number of trucks either stationed or  abandoned along the Apapa-Wharf Road.  The action was in fulfillment of the earlier  warning to the truck-owners to evacuate their trucks from the road or lose them to the Federal Government.

Daily Times

David Mark denies receiving, distributing N2bn campaign fund

Former President of the Senate, David Mark, has denied receiving over N2bn from the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP through a National Assembly account for distribution to senators.


Multiplicity of taxes discourages investments, says Adeosun

The Minister of Finance, Kemi Adeosun has stressed the need for salary earners operating other businesses to also pay tax from their profits in order to help grow the economy.

Daily Trust

‘Only Akala politically relevant among defectors’

Following last Saturday’s defection of some leaders of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) to the All progressives Congress (APC) in Oyo State, a chieftain of the PDP, Alhaji Adebisi Olopoenia, yesterday said only former governor of the state, Otunba Adebayo Alao-Akala, is politically relevant among the defectors.


Wike Seeks More Fund For Niger Delta Devt

Rivers State governor, Nyesom Wike, has declared that the All Progressives Congress (APC) led federal government must as a matter of urgency release funds for tackling issues of environmental degradation and security in the Niger Delta.


Jobs will stem ill-fated migration of Nigerians ―Atiku

Former Vice President Atiku Abubakar has said that the creation of job opportunities and inclusive government that does not engender crisis, will stem the ill-fated migration of Nigerians.

The Nation

EFCC asks Mark to account for N5.4b

Former Senate President David Mark is to account for over N5.4billion slush cash and campaign funds traced to him, The Nation learnt yesterday.

New Telegraph

Fuel crisis to worsen as oil workers begin strike

The fuel crises rocking the country may degenerate as oil workers yesterday vowed to begin nationwide strike today. The workers under the auspices of the Petroleum and Natural Gas Senior Staff Association of Nigeria (PENGASSAN) declared ‘no going back’ on an indefinite strike in protest of the alleged sack of their members by Neconde Energy Limited.




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