Thursday, June 15, 2017: Daily headlines news from Nigeria and around the World

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Thursday, June 15, 2017: Daily headlines news from Nigeria and around the World

**NIGERIA

IT’S 21 DAYS SINCE THE EPE, LAGOS SCHOOL KIDS WERE ABDUCTED

*Ambode supports SMEs with N1 billion

*Educationist stresses importance of completing elementary school

*FG Expresses Dissatisfaction over Trawler Owners Operation in Nigerian Waters

*ICT Sector Agog over Osinbajo’s Executive Order

*In Lagos, Sheriff gets nod for LG poll

*Academic tasks youths on digital literacy

*Panel clears YABATECH rector Ladipo of financial malpractices

*Nigeria regains Africa’s top oil producer status

*Lekoil Gets Minister’s Nod For Interest In Opl 310

*ExxonMobil, others to empower 10,000 people

*Cadets lack platform for practical work – Master mariners

*Two Nigerians, Bolivian held with cocaine worth over Rs 25 crore

*Presidency Kicks As CCT Discharges, Acquits Saraki

*Osinbajo meets S’East leaders, says war start with words

*Shehu Sani Apologizes To Renowned Actor’s Family Over Posting Insensitive Pictures

*$4.9 billion urgently needed for life-saving assistance in Nigeria, South Sudan, Somalia and Yemen

*W’Bank: Infrastructure l Development in Lagos Impacting Positively on Residents

*Building Institutional Capacity Vital for Nigeria’s Economic Recovery, Says Udoma

*DPR to commence online licensing of fuel dealers in Bayelsa

*NGO Empowers Women Nationwide on Sustainable Work

*United Nations Commends Nigeria on SDGs Implementation

*Unijos fights plagiarism among students

*Naira Watch: External reserves down to 3-month low

*How Senate President Saraki Bribed CCT Chairman To Dismiss Damaging Assets Declaration Charges

*Court Remands 5 For Illegal Importation Of 661 Pump-Action Rifles

*#Justice4joyodama: IGP Orders Fresh Autopsy

*Govt’s savings bond allotments drop to N607.3m

*ICC calls for immediate arrest of Gaddafi’s son

*19-year-old reckless driver allegedly breaks pedestrian’s leg

*I assisted Justice Yinusa with N.75m, didn’t bribe him – SAN

*Fire outbreak: Mother throws baby down nine floors

*Anti-Igbo threat: We’re on top of the matter, says FG

*Beninoise bolts with employer’s N2.8m rice, vegetable oil

*Police ban rally, procession in Kogi

*We are not part of Biafra, says Igala group

*Boxing champion, Anthony Joshua to visit Nigeria in August

*I sell fresh human skulls for N1m – Suspect

*Osun Primaries: PDP aspirants step down for Adeleke

*Ambode is 54

*Fulani are threatening me, says Ortom

*Ortom asks Tsav to resign

*290 Boko Haram victims undergo surgeries in Borno

*How FCT man beat wife to death – witness

*Bridge collapse: Niger govt declares state of emergency

*Woman allegedly sets 12-year-old child ablaze for stealing N1000

*Senegal seeks improved trade, investment ties with Nigeria

*Nigeria sees surge in separatist sentiments

**AFRICA

*’Killing’ of Lesotho PM Thabane’s wife raises instability

*New Lesotho Prime Minister’s wife allegedly shot dead

*Rwanda genocide shaped me, Congolese ex-rebel tells court

*Suicide car bomber detonates outside Somalia restaurant

*Children raped in DRC militia violence: UN

*Congolese rebel Ntaganda testifying in his defense at ICC

*Qatar pulls all its troops from Djibouti-Eritrea border

*Security Council backs UN efforts to promote Somalia peace keeping

*IOM, Niger authorities rescue 92 abandoned migrants

*Egypt parliament agrees island transfer to Saudi Arabia

*Talks to settle Tanzania gold fraud dispute on going

*Nigerian Senate leader acquitted in graft case

*ICC calls for ‘immediate arrest’ of Gaddafi’s son

*South Sudanese refugees struggle to keep kids in school

*Egypt pushes ahead with islands deal after clashes

*UN envoy fears ‘security vacuum’ in central Africa

*Sudan begins trial of top activist accused of spying

**WORLD

*Gunman opens fire on Congressional lawmakers

*Shooter attacks multiple people in San Francisco

*America brings in the big guns to southern Syria

*Baseball shooting: Who is James T Hodgkinson, the gunman who opened fire on congressional team

*US arrests nearly 200 Iraqis in deportation sweep

*London fire witness sees man catch baby

*North Korea releases American detainee on humanitarian grounds – KCNA

*Bourke Street killing suspect’s mental state is ‘real issue’, says lawyer

*Tunisia extends state of emergency for another four months

*Algeria’s Bouteflika urges spending cuts, warns on foreign debt

*Trump admin amends travel ban date to keep legal battle alive

*Warning: the EU’s integration drive may backfire

**SPORTS

*Rohr Faces Stern NFF Scrutiny

*National Association Presidents Federations Election: NBBF Accuses NOC Scribe Of Betrayal

*Saka Dedicates VAT Wonder Goal Award To Team Mates

*Shakuma Offers To Rescue National Teams’ Fitness Woes

*Abidal unveiled as Barcelona ambassador

*Yakubu emerges president of Nigeria Kick-Boxing Federation

*2017/2018 EPL Fixtures: Chelsea open title defence against Burnley

*No selection gambles against Cameroon – Rohr

*LMC banishes Sunshine to Ijebu Ode. ##

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