Guardian News Archive for December 2019

Monday, December 30, 2019

Ibadan court remands motorcyclist accused of rape, beheading of five-year-old

Watch: Sarkodie Drops "Feelings" Video Featuring Maleek Berry

Fact Check: Is Obasanjo's claim on Nigeria's external debt true?

Buhari places travel restrictions on ministers, agency heads, others

Death toll in Somalia bombing climbs to 81

Federal lawmakers kick against N37 billion for renovation, say budget not discussed in House

Sunday, December 29, 2019

Why Nigerians may be poorer in 2020, by manufacturers

Project costing pits quantity surveyors against engineers

Buhari silent as defence minister is named in $550,000 fund diversion

Serena Williams named AP Female Athlete of Decade

Environmentalists urge actions against climate change

Senator alleges official backing for gold smuggling, urges mining sector development

Experts x-ray Nigeria’s debt market, resilience

Lagos partners FBRA, others to rid Badagry of plastic pollution

Liverpool lean on VAR to edge past Wolves

Federal lawmaker kicks against N37 billion budget for NASS renovation

Saturday, December 28, 2019

Experts query 2019 capital budget release

CAN insists on violation of religious freedom in Nigeria

‘Why NNPC will not go public despite losses’

Minimum Wage: NLC to determine states where strike will take place

Derby against Ifeanyi Ubah will be tough, Ilechukwu admits

Baiting unmarried ladies, gentlemen in Ultimate Love

Martial double fires Man United in Newcastle rout

Obasanjo knocks Ambode for abandoning Lagos rail project

Friday, December 27, 2019

Nigeria faces impending bankruptcy, warns Obasanjo

Women who made impact in 2019

‘Why Nigerians are ending 2019 without fuel scarcity’

‘New clause in Rohr’s contract means redemption for Nigerian football’

Ajayi… in search of lasting solution to development challenges in Africa

Nigeria faces impending bankruptcy, says Obasanjo

Sowore, Dasuki were released on compassionate grounds, says Malami

Lassa-fever outbreak: Umahi orders closure of hospital in Ebonyi

Thursday, December 26, 2019

Where CBN erred on new bank charges, by telcos

Government urged to avert congestion in Lagos, Port Harcourt ports

Why 5G may not instant hit in Nigeria

Rohr must reside in Nigeria to coach Eagles, Pinnick insists

ASUU, CONUA in fresh clash over legitimacy

Outrage as EEDC moves to disconnect South East prepaid meter users

Impeachment: Trump, lawmakers and the rest of us

Reps mull establishment of facilities maintenance agency

Arteta's Arsenal off to a slow start as Chelsea falter again at home

Why Nigerian government can't order El Zakzaky's release - Malami

Wednesday, December 25, 2019

Ewelukwa takes over at NBET as Amobi steps down

Erdogan visits Tunisia amid Libya tensions

Spain probes pool deaths of Briton and two children

Typhoon Phanfone kills at least 16 in Philippines

21 suffer carbon monoxide poisoning at French Xmas mass

Seven killed in Boko Haram attack near Chibok on Christmas eve

Sambo Dasuki speaks on rumoured feud with Buhari

Tuesday, December 24, 2019

‘Why Buhari made U-turn, released Dasuki, Sowore’

At Christmas, Buhari, Lawan, Tinubu urge peace

Border to reopen in strict compliance with ECOWAS trade agreements, says FG

‘Frivolous petitions, unsubstantiated graft allegation hurt Nigerian football in 2019’

US astronauts help track Santa's delivery route

Miyetti Allah seeks prayers, unity among Christians, Muslims

Ogun APC welcomes APM returnees, demands withdrawal of court cases

A call for Christmas truce by Nigerian elite - Part 2

Donald Trump Says It Was An 'Honor' To Appear In 'Home Alone 2'

Mourinho insists VAR is enemy of football

Journalist jailed in Benin over Facebook post

DSS releases Omoyele Sowore

FG orders Sowore, Dasuki's release from detention

Two killed, 13 injured in Boko Haram attack on military checkpoint

Armed men attack Jonathan's hometown, kill one soldier

DR Congo ex premier calls for war on Rwanda

Monday, December 23, 2019

‘Nigeria’s economy under siege over bad government choices’

‘Capital market has opened many securities options for stockbrokers’

Nigerian election jurisprudence creating road blocks for losers to get justice, says Okutepa (SAN)

NFF technical department to decide Rohr’s future, says Sanusi

Soku oil fields belong to Rivers, not Bayelsa, says Wike

Cameroun 2021 AFCON could return to Jan due to ‘climactic conditions,’ says Ahmad

Crew members kidnapped offshore Nigeria regain freedom

No Nigerian territory under Boko Haram control, says Defence Hqtrs

Strong ethics critical to generating FDI, says Fehintola

APC lauds court judgment affirming Degi-Eremienyo as Bayelsa deputy governor-elect

Commission targets enforcement of consumer rights, wider education in 2020

Nigerian table tennis has been below par in 2019, says Obisanya

A call for Christmas truce by Nigerian elite

Nigerian man dies of suicide in US border police custody

Judge withdraws from suit seeking Sowore's release over publications by Sahara Reporters

Arsenal star Bukayo Saka open to playing for Nigeria

Why Shina Peller was arrested - Police

Nigeria leads Africa in pollution-related deaths

Saudi court sentences five to death over Khashoggi murder

ISIS-backed fighters kill six and abduct five in Borno

Nigeria accuses U.S. of sowing mistrust among Nigerians

Sunday, December 22, 2019

Why we cut bank charges, by CBN

Government accuses U.S. of sowing mistrust among Nigerians

Ighalo out as CAF names Mahrez, Salah, Mane as top contenders

Abuja varsity expels 100, rusticates 11 for examination malpractices

Man goes berserk, machetes his two children in Ebonyi

Immigration warns officials against arms mishandling, urges e-migrant compliance

Don't worry, Modi tells India's Muslims

'Magical' Lazio down Juventus in Saudi for Super Cup win

Lampard out-wits Mourinho, but racism scars Chelsea win at Spurs

Erdogan says will increase military support to Libya if needed

Saturday, December 21, 2019

Akwa Ibom Northwest Senatorial rerun: PDP, APC debate if Akpabio can be substituted

Bintu- The Musical goes on stage

Power situation in distress, calls for emergency — Stakeholders

FG mute as CAN hails placement of Nigeria

Liverpool head home hungry for more after being crowned world champions

US lawmakers write Malami over Sowore

Carlo Ancelotti appointed Everton manager

Friday, December 20, 2019

Mojisola Ogunsanya: ‘Most good restaurants still alive do not have a lot of branches scattered everywhere’

Kano rumble: Ganduje’s power versus Sanusi’s royal stool

‘Nigeria Is Setting Standards For Other Music Industries’

Security concerns mount ahead Christmas, New Year festivities

Buhari inaugurates committee to implement AfCFTA agreement

New visa policy might attract Islamic fundamentalists, clerics warn

‘Edo APC crisis may consume Oshiomhole, Obaseki’

Award winning Odugbemi returns as AMVCA head judge

Don’t carry your dreams and vision to the grave

Emery blames ‘terrible month’ for Arsenal exit

Trump lashes out at evangelical magazine that called for his ouster

Arsenal announce Mikel Arteta as head coach

Thursday, December 19, 2019

Outrage as senators back Buhari on fresh NDDC board

Why we arrested, detained Adoke after return from Dubai, by Interpol

NFF set for new contract talks with Rohr

Reps grill NPA over N5.1b hqtrs renovation contract

ICPC, EFCC get court’s nod to seize Abuja properties over alleged infractions

FUTO develops sexual harassment, plagiarism policy

Ending Nigeria’s robber-baron era

Lukaku left with goal burden as Inter aim to stay with Juve

Adoke returns to Nigeria, faces corruption charges

Massive debt wave could crash on developing countries, World Bank warns

After 21 years, Clinton no longer the last president to be impeached

Wednesday, December 18, 2019

Reps probe PPPRA over unremitted N1.343tr

Supreme Court upholds election victory of eight governors

NFF budgets N7.5b for 2020 as Sanusi gets new five-year deal

U.S. House impeaches Donald Trump in historic vote

Ogun workers call off strike as talks on new wage begin tomorrow

4th Mainland Bridge: Lagos government unveils 39 bidders

Tekashi 6ix9ine Sentenced To 2 Years In Racketeering Case

Barcelona, Real stalemate in politically-charged Clasico

House votes on impeaching Trump for abuse of office

Boko Haram jihadists kill 14 in western Chad

Trump, ahead of impeachment vote, says 'did nothing wrong'

Wenger defends Ozil after Uighur comments cause storm in China

Tuesday, December 17, 2019

Atiku warns against borrowing as Buhari signs N10.594tr budget

Yuletide-induced demand jacks up food prices

Practitioners allege FG’s neglect, $10 billion software importation

Reps reject six-year single tenure for president, governors, others

How Taraba Assembly crisis is threatening Ishaku’s tenure

Lagos begins sale of Lake Rice for Christmas

How Onobrakpeya, 20 others created ‘abundance’ in The Bloom-2

reQuid Technologies emerges runner up at tech hackathon

‘About 30% of $200m NCI fund still accessible’

Buhari signs 2020 budget into law

Former Pakistan leader Pervez Musharraf sentenced to death

Monday, December 16, 2019

Senate will approve Buhari’s $29.96b loan request, says Lawan

Government to spend N417b on subsidy in 2020

Real Madrid draw Man City as Atletico get Liverpool

Court awards disputed Soku oilfield to Rivers, orders Bayelsa to refund derivation funds

Three killed in Lagos brutal NURTW, gang clashes, 75 arrested

NPPF organises trials for 125 athletes in Lagos 

Seeded teams want to avoid Tottenham in round of 16, Mourinho claims

Forensic audit into affairs of Ikeja Hotel concluded, says Idigbe

Naira Marley denies car theft allegation

APC NWC lifts suspension on Akeredolu, others

Saint-Etienne hit with fan ban after PSG fireworks display

Algeria confirms Tebboune winner of presidential poll

Sunday, December 15, 2019

Court okays probe into FG’s handling of $460 Chinese loan

Deepening financial inclusion, boosting fintech and imperatives

Budget 2020 faces fresh hurdle over N50 billion extra projects

Hughley names 14 players as D’Tigress camp opens February

Turkey's Erdogan threatens to close two US military bases

Dauda wants Lalong’s support to develop Aikido martial art

PCRC launches traffic marshals in Victoria Island

Armed robbers attack hospital, rob patients, staff

NNPC declares N5.20b trading surplus in August

Diddy Hosts Star-studded 50th Birthday Party

G5 Sahel leaders pay tribute to 71 soldiers slain in Niger

Tens of thousands evacuated in Italy as WWII bomb defused

Nigeria's Kamaru Usman knocks out Colby Covington to retain UFC title

2023: Weighing APC’s clash of ambitions, uncertain future

Religiosity, faith and the missing link

Saturday, December 14, 2019

Railway stories government won’t tell Nigerians

Passport seizure FG pursuing vendetta against Onnoghen – Lawyers

Retrospective 43 years of photojournalism from the veteran, Sunmi Smart-Cole

Chelsea rocked as Gosling gives Bournemouth shock win

APC members own the party in Edo, not Obaseki, says Oshiomhole

Friday, December 13, 2019

Police insist hospitals can treat gunshot, stab victims without report

Usman expects UFC 245 victory to catapult him to next level

Ade Adefeko at 50… Divine life of service to humanity

‘I think there is a space for men as allies in feminist conversations’

After Abuja, Access The Stars hits Calabar 

BAFEST returns with Burna Boy, Tiwa, Naira Marley, Teni, others

Gabon president's ex-cabinet director detained

House panel approves Trump charge, setting up impeachment vote

Niger holds funeral for 71 troops killed in jihadist raid

Niger funeral for 71 troops killed in jihadist raid

Thursday, December 12, 2019

Senate, SANs seek probe of alleged DSS court invasion

Oshiomhole, Obaseki differ as police suspend APC rally in Edo

FG to audit spectrum licences issued in last two decades

US lawmakers clash over impeachment charges against Trump

WBO orders Joshua to defend title against Usyk

Dons fault Buhari’s border closure policy

FIFA’s plan to build stadiums in Africa

Army pledges to sustain peace in Ogun State

Arsenal fight back to claim Europa League last 32 spot

9 Causes Of Peeling Skin

Gov. Bello dismisses corruption report, says IGR increased to N1bn monthly

Nigerian police fire in air to disperse Shiite protests

Suu Kyi criticised for 'silence' over Myanmar genocide claims

71 killed in Niger military camp: defence ministry

Subscribers losing money to telecom-related financial crimes, says NCC

Wednesday, December 11, 2019

Crack in presidency as Aisha Buhari lashes out

NEPC mulls web portal to resolve over N1 trillion EEG claims

Engaging millennials to balance worklife, improve organisational goal

Senate dares executive, rejects Osun INEC commissioner-nominee

No state government can alter minimum wage law, FG declares

Climate activist Greta Thunberg is Time' 2019 person of the year

Punch has no right to change Buhari's title to Major General - Presidency

Garba Shehu pushed for the sack of my media aides- Aisha Buhari

Buhari's spokesman reacts to Punch editorial

Tuesday, December 10, 2019

Senate begins probe of N20tr unremitted stamp duties

‘How 265 government agencies violated fiscal, audit rules’

Mandate Rohr to include NPFL players in Eagles, Udeze advises NFF

Reps move for councils’ autonomy, urge action on illegal immigration

We’re closely monitoring Sowore’s case, EU cautions

Stakeholders highlight potential of frontier inland basins, seek collaboration

Interesting times

SON, operators move to re-qualify used gas cylinders

Forgive me, Fayose begs aggrieved PDP members

Former football manager Jim Smith dies aged 79

Liverpool survive Salzburg test to reach last 16

Trump launches broadside against his FBI director

Monday, December 09, 2019

Buhari, DSS get ultimatum to free Sowore, Dasuki, others

Senate panel, Akpabio faceoff over NDDC gets messier

Demand for Nigeria’s sweet crude may rise on IMO’s low sulphur regulation

Democrats lay out impeachment case against Trump

Relieved, Enyimba plot Paradou AC’s fall

EU, UN train journalists on gender-based violence reporting

Experts hinge 2020 growth prospects on private participation, reforms

Ethiopia’s Nobel intellectual soldier

Eight still missing in New Zealand volcano eruption: police

Police Confiscated Guns And Marijuana From Juice Wrld's Private Plane

Sowore: NBA denies calling for Buhari's impeachment

The HUAWEI Y9s with 48MP AI triple camera and stunning design is now available for pre-order

Falana says Nigerian authorities offered Sowore 'death warrant' deal

PHOTOS: Miss South Africa Wins 2019 Miss Universe Crown

How Arik Air spent N91b on obsolete planes, by AMCON

Sunday, December 08, 2019

Government under fire for withholding unemployment data from public

Misappropriations, economic challenges and $29.6b debt question

Renovation permit delaying 21-floor Unity House redevelopment

Nigeria slipping into lawlessness, IYC, Afenifere, others warn

Joshua reveals mystery medical issue forced surgery before Ruiz Jr bout

19-year-old ‘Yahoo boy’ sets girlfriend ablaze in Lagos over infidelity

‘We will jumpstart Kwara economy with infrastructure’

Joshua tightlipped on future after reclaiming world titles

Saturday, December 07, 2019

Why cost of oil production may remain high – Experts

Hate speech, fake news threaten Nigeria’s unity, but death penalty too extreme –– Momoh

Liverpool uphold unbeaten run as Spurs, Everton win in EPL

Pressure mounts for reforms after electoral farce in Kogi

Mojoyinoluwa Adeshina: 10-year-old on-air personality, author

DSS denies rearresting Sowore in court

Anthony Joshua defeats Andy Ruiz to reclaim world boxing titles

Buhari's aide claims Sowore faked his court arrest

Liverpool seal Christmas No.1 spot as Tottenham run riot

Ferguson's Everton bounce back from derby pain to beat Chelsea

How Nigerian Twitter helped keke rider raise over N1 million to pay hospital bills

Friday, December 06, 2019

DSS re-arrest of Sowore: ‘rein in your wild dogs of disobedience,’ Soyinka tells Buhari

IPPIS may do more damage to university system, warns Oloyede

‘In PR industry, once you know your worth, gender becomes secondary’

‘Why NUC deserves stakeholders’ support in revitalising university education system’

Sagamu silent, awaits Anthony Joshua’s victory over Andy Ruiz

Enugu seals off establishments over tax

35 in court over alleged cultism in Lagos

Don advocates for economic policy institute

Boko Haram abducts 18 in Cameroon’s far North region

6 Remedies To Get Rid Of Neck Pain

Apapa 72 hours road closure: FG seeks understanding for construction works

Thursday, December 05, 2019

National Assembly passes N10.59 trillion 2020 budget

Stakeholders worry about attracting new investments over insecurity

When Nigeria’s slow wheel of justice caught up with Uzor Kalu

Mixed reactions as court jails Orji Uzor Kalu 12 years

Brighton inflict more misery on Arsenal

14 people, including two aid workers, kidnapped in Nigeria

US first lady wades into impeachment fight to defend teen son

Amaechi reacts to court order for former governors to refund paid pensions

Orji Uzor Kalu gets 12 years imprisonment

Wednesday, December 04, 2019

Amaechi, Akpabio, Aliero on pension refund list

National Assembly panels raise 2020 budget by N710b

Ighalo among 10 nominees for CAF best player awards

Buhari’s Executive Order 5 will boost local technology, says Onu

AFN crisis deepens as Gusau’s faction suspends George, declares independence

Government vows against blackmail in securing Nigerians, property

FG mulls mineral value chain policy

Reps move to protect Nigerians from xenophobic attacks in Ghana

Union seeks tight measures to tackle pilfering in ports

Buhari approves appointment of nine permanent secretaries

8 Health Benefits Of Taking Pineapple And Its Juice

Trump committed impeachable crimes, scholars tell Congress

EFCC arraigns 'Mama Boko Haram,' one other for fraud

Court strikes out suits seeking Magu’s removal as EFCC acting chairman

NATO leaders caught on camera mocking Trump

Huawei releases the HUAWEI Y9s: get more enjoyment from mobile photography with a 48MP AI triple camera

Tuesday, December 03, 2019

Residents flee town of Kanu’s lawyer after policemen’s death

Senate chamber suffers neglect despite yearly allocations

Failure of OPEC+ to deepen cuts may drive oil to $40, says report

AFN suspends Gusau, names George acting president

Democrat report makes forceful impeachment case against Trump

Joshua says ‘the changes I’ve made will make it very difficult for Andy Ruiz Jr’

Group, government mark international day of persons with disabilities

Okowa, others for UPU’s 88th congress

New App Set To Allow You 'Communicate' With Your Drink At The Bar

CBN says unconventional monetary policies have created over 2.5m jobs

Police kill notorious armed robbery suspect in Abia

Monday, December 02, 2019

More hurdles for economy as OPEC, stakeholders meet

Broadband penetration hits 37.8% with 1.2 million new subscribers

Obiano widens alliances as 10 billionaires eye Anambra 2021 guber poll

I knew my time will come, says Iheanacho

Adoke protests against continued detention in Dubai

‘Hate speech bill inimical to press freedom, free expression’

PDP tasks INEC on e-voting as Osoba backs move, regrets ‘bastardised’ electoral process

Group sues NJC, others over judicial appointment

Lionel Messi wins Ballon d'Or for sixth time

US World Cup superstar Rapinoe wins women's Ballon d'Or

Nigeria may become home to 25% of world's poor

Sunday, December 01, 2019

How NITEL ‘wasted’ Nigeria’s $7b, by El-Rufai

Fresh loan may raise debt servicing to N3tr

Ex-CDS urges FG to respect agitation for restructuring

Iheanacho’s rare goal lifts Leicester City to second position on EPL table

Lagos gets court order to auction 108 forfeited vehicles

Engineers seek FG’s investment in industrialisation

CORBON to adopt building information modeling

Mangrove Forest: Something Fishy in Epe

Melaye's cars were his only 'achievement' as senator - Smart Adeyemi

Presidency reacts to ex-defence chief's violent restructuring statement

Former defence chief says Nigeria may see violent restructuring

Nigerian military denies employing former Boko Haram fighters

19 killed as bus plunges onto frozen river in Russia

Plane crash kills nine, injures three in US

Saturday, November 30, 2019

Stigmatisation of people living with HIV fuelling spread of virus

Magu: Renewed calls for Senate’s confirmation amounts to double standard — Lawyers

Nigeria renews campaign for return of looted artefacts

Messi and Rapinoe expected to take Ballon d'Or honours

Hong Kong protesters back on streets after election lull

Darling where is my dinner

Apple says to 'carefully' examine Crimea map controversy

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