Headline news from Nigeria and around the world, Friday, June 23, 2017

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Headline news from Nigeria and around the world, Friday, June 23, 2017

**NIGERIA

IT’S 29 DAYS SINCE THE EPE, LAGOS SCHOOL KIDS WERE ABDUCTED

*APC governors back true federalism, restructuring

*Falana: man giving Igbo quit notice lives in Lagos

*Banks reject Etisalat’s $58.9m payment plan

*Lawmakers cut N21b off Lagos-Ibadan road vote

*Court remands Akinjide, Otiti in EFCC’s custody

*CAN rejects new curriculum, cites CRK is removed in forthcoming Basic Education Certificate Examination 2017 timetable in Kwara

*Ondo, Osun motorists groan over collapsed Mokwa Bridge

*New NCAC stakeholders seek rebirth in culture sector

*Recall Move: INEC Has Not Reached Out To Me – Sen. Melaye

*Eid el-Fitr: Sultan Urges Muslims To Look For New Moon Saturday

*N6.7b Demurrage: Clearing Agents, Shippers Plead For Waiver Over Apapa Traffic

*Writers, artists to converge on Kaduna for KabaFest

*Italian kidnapper, killers of area commander arrested in Delta

*Sultan meets stakeholders, pledges commitment to dialogue

*DHQ denies alleged illegal tenure elongation of course mates

*Moji Olaiya burial film: IFC, Bayowa tackle each other

*Immoral books: Authors disowns writers

*Don’t put salary payment under LG –NUT

*Underage pupils join social media for gambling –Survey

*FG to mobilise N2.5bn investment for YouWin SMEs

*Manufacturers battle rising freight, demurrage at seaports

*Osun cocoa industry now processes 20,000 tonnes daily

*Expert explains why cassava farmers are poor

*IBEDC to spend N5bn on asset, customer enumeration

*After two years, Osinbajo inaugurates privatisation council

*Nigerian yam for export to UK, US next week

*Homeowners’ scheme: Amosun wants corrupt officials exposed

*FG electrifies 37 varsities, seven hospitals with off-grid power

*LASG pledges waivers on import, export licences

*Food security: Ogun gets 20,000 tonnes of fertilizer

*NB targets 60% local raw materials

*A’Ibom govt spends N3.3bn on fertilizer

*Another building collapses in Lagos

*Attack on southerners in north, a declaration of war, says IYC

*High court restrains El-Rufai on sack of district, village heads

*HURIWA demands release of police service commission’s director Ibe

*Malaria ‘epidemic’ looms as mosquitoes defy insecticides

*Dutch firm begins Production of flying cars in October 2017

*Cleric urges Muslims to pray for Nigeria at Lailatul Qadr

*Nigeria positions N100b sukuk as gateway for investors

*NCC to license additional 5 InfraCos next month

*Etisalat may change brand as NCC writes Access Bank over debt

*Africa’s mobile phone market declines in Q1 2017 – IDC

*‘2014 Confab Enough To Solve National Problems’

*Nigeria leads as Africa adds nine million new mobile subscriptions

*Nigeria Will Remain One United Country, Says Sultan

*BoI renews commitment to agro-processing financing

*Osinbajo Summons Security Chiefs, Deploys More Troops in Taraba

*Crude Oil Bounces Back Above $45 Per Barrel, Despite Glut

*Anambra guber: Nwobodo, Kalu commend APC aspirants

*BPE gives 60 days lifeline for commodity change

*NCP: Osinbajo Inaugurates Adeosun, Emefiele, Others

*Lagos, 13th Most Expensive City to Live in the World

*Nnamdi Kanu: No Election in South-east Without Biafra Referendum

*Pupils’ abduction threat: Police dare kidnappers

*Rivers 2019: Wike will be re-elected –Cleric

*NCAA urges public to desist from giving bribes, corrupt practices

*Imams urged to shun monetary influence, preach the truth

*MainOne plans to become largest internet hub in West Africa

*FG, States, LGs Share N462bn for May as Allocation Improves

*NUPENG: Apapa Gridlock May Lead to Fuel Scarcity

*Court Remands Ex-minister, Akinjide in EFCC Custody

*INEC Formally Writes Dino Melaye, to Begin Recall Process July 3

*Recall: Melaye faces battle of his life

*NASS has right to overrule Buhari – Leo Ogor

**AFRICA

*Zimbabwe begins mass transfer of animals to Mozambique

*DRC rights group: Army kills 13 rebels after Beni attack

*Egypt extends state of emergency

*S Sudan to lift ban on foreign journalists: media office

*UN urges Egypt to halt execution of 6

*7 dead in suicide blast at police station in Somalia

*South Sudan must end war, UN chief says on refugee visit

*Ghana: Decision on Guantanamo detainees ‘unconstitutional’

*Morocco protest leader ‘beaten’ during arrest: NGOs

*EU pledges $95m euros to Uganda for S Sudan refugees

**WORLD

*Report: Record 2-mile sniper shot kills ISIS militant in Iraq

*North Korea says Trump is a ‘psychopath’ who may launch a preemptive strike

*North Carolina law says people can’t change their minds during sex

*New details emerge in USS Fitzgerald collision investigation

*French bus drivers banned from wearing shorts put skirts on instead

*Ousted South Korean president’s confidante Choi Soon-sil sentenced to 10 yrs in jail

*Malaysia: Forex loss probe ‘welcome’ but have one for 1MDB too – opposition

*Peru’s president eyes pardon for Fujimori after political blow

*US, Japan missile interception test fails

*Republicans unveil nonsensical healthcare reform bill to replace Obamacare

*Gowdy decries leaks out of Coats meeting with House intelligence

*Evidence surfaces That ISIS Blew Up Al Nuri Mosque

*North Korea Just Tested a Rocket Engine That Could Be Used In a Long-Range Missile

*Syrian children receive Quran education in Lebanon

*U.S. Suspends Beef Imports From Brazil

*Canadian leader says Muslims must fight terrorism

*Coalition ministers will not face contempt charges after court accepts apology

**SPORTS

*Fed polls: 20 petitioners storm Appeals Committee

*Joshua can rule heavyweight for years – Chisora

*Bankruptcy shocks Becker

*Enyeama set for Burkinabe competition

*Zenith b’ball: Dolphins, IGP win

*Iheanacho under pressure from Leicester

*Enyeama Ready To Groom Burkina Faso Keeper For Lille

*Osimhen: I Have A Point To Prove At Wolfsburg

*Niger, Bayelsa Emerge Champions Of Nestle Milo Basketball Championships

*Liverpool Completes Signing Of Mohamed Salah

*Confederations Cup:
– Group B June 22
Cameroon 1 – 1 Australia
Germany 1 – 1 Chile. ##

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