Nigerian Newspapers Headlines, Friday, February 8, 2019

Nigerian Newspapers Headlines





Liquidity crunch hits SMEs as high interest rates curb lending

Forte Oil shareholders endorse Otedola’s plans to acquire upstream assets

Why corruption fight may not decide votes on Feb. 16

Is Buhari’s fight against corruption mythical or real

Whither the new Ashiwajus’ Nigerian politics post 2019 elections

Create more cancer awareness to break ignorance in Nigeria, experts tell FG

The extortion bazaar in the Southeast

Election: INEC to extend collection of PVCs as police deploys officials

CBN pledges support to revolutionise tomatoes production

UN calls for more support to end female genital mutilation by 2030

Lagos retools PPP as socio-economic development model

Cross River presents N1.43trn 2019 budget to House

Agbaje to spend 50% of Lagos annual budget on education

Naira strengthens as foreign funds snub election risks



Developers to access FG loan for public officers houses

Investors gain N228bn as stock market extends rally

TCN raises $1.62bn for power transmission, says distribution lagging

Return our money or risk legal action, ACPN tells Ezekwesili

NACCIMA, LCCI, MAN decry poor economy, insecurity

FIRS goes after 85,000 millionaire tax debtors

N8.63tn pension fund assets not under threat PenCom DG

Customs generate N404bn revenue in Apapa

NNPC GMD, Baru, inaugurates $60m gas plant in Delta

FG to issue promissory note to settle N350bn exporters debt

FG orders closure of unity schools, ahead of elections

Electoral violence: Gov candidate asks ICC to focus on Kwara

INEC creates 57,023 more voting points for elections

I was a billionaire before I became governor, Ortom replies Akume

ASUU calls off three-month-old strike

FG deploys tools to check price disparity in procurement contracts

Military fighting tested Boko Haram fighters, says FG

Issues that may determine who becomes next President

Tinubus ex-CSO posting to Kwara based on merit, competence IG

Whistle-blowing policy: Weve recovered N527bn, $53m, 122,88, says EFCC boss

Ogun PDP crisis: Court orders party, INEC to maintain status quo

Onnoghen: AGF files four processes in Industrial Court

PDP deceiving US, UK, EU, says El-Rufai

Fayose: Judge threatens to jail Obanikoro

APC asks court to join suits seeking Buharis disqualification

Govt develops three retirement schemes for federal civil servants

Pension fund assets hit N8.63 in Dec 2018, PenCom boss tells House of Reps committee

Whoever says Buhari, Osinbajo havent done anything lives in another world VPs mum

Your attempt to demonise Buhari will not affect victory, APC tells PDP


INEC Redeploys Akwa Ibom REC, Mike Igini to Bayelsa

Taraba Govt Berates APC over Attack on Ishaku’s Convoy, Death of Five at Buhari’s Rally

FG to Repair Expansion Joints of Leventis Bridge in Apapa

Fayose: Judge Threatens to Arrest Obanikoro

Army Spokesman, Usman, Proceeds on Voluntary Retirement

PDP will Not Renege on Power Shift to Kwara North in 2023, Saraki Reassures

Agbakoba Drags AGF, NJC to Court over Onnoghen’s Suspension

Don’t Compromise Standards, Atiku Tells Security Chiefs

Counsel Seeks consolidation of Buhari’s Certificate Suits

ACPN Rejects Ezekwesili’s Explanation on Campaign Funds

CUPP Accuses APC of Plotting to Frame Atiku, Opposition Leaders

Court Orders Obanikoro to Appear at Fayose’s Trial March 18

40 African Leaders, Heads of International Institutions to Attend AU Summit



Foreign observers: APC plot to undermine democracy’ll fail ‘PDP

SDP withdraws from February 16 poll, endorses Buhari

African airlines’ passengers traffic up by 6.5% in 2018- IATA

Trump nominates #DavidMalpass to replace #JimKim as World Bank President

Trucks menace: Apapa property prices drop as residents relocate

How election programmes crippled real estate activities ‘Experts

FG approves N350bn promissory note for export promotion services ‘Awolowo

Targets 70% broadband penetration by 2021, says communication minister

Children burnt to death at Borno IDP camp inferno

Python Dance III: Army provides free health care to residents of Lagos

NURTW boss to die for killing policeman

Policeman shot dead chasing robbers in Ekiti

FG to boost gold mining in Osun, others

Nigeria facing new insurgency challenge ‘FG

Ikoyigate: Judge issues warrant of arrest against ex-NIA DG, wife

Court threatens to jail Obanikoro over attendance

FG, ASUU sign deal, lecturers end strike

INEC does not intend to postpone election ‘ Yakubu

Election: INEC to extend PVCs collection

FG pays deceased workers’ families N164bn pension benefit

DSS arraigns 2 INEC staff, another for alleged sale of 3,097 PVCs

Python Dance III: Army provides free health care to Lagos residents

TY Danjuma Foundation votes N197m for empowerment schemes

Elections: Disregard cynicism, vote wisely, Catholic bishops urge Nigerians

US will only support credible polls in Nigeria



Hold me accountable if I fail, Ogboru tells voters

APC, PDP trade words over destruction of billboards in Taraba

NOA charges FCT residents against vote buying

Customs intercepts bales of illegal police uniforms, tear gas canisters

I feel betrayed by my beneficiaries, says Okorocha

Adamawa workers accuse governor of using their salary for APC campaign

Dogara, Onyema lament poverty, lack of funds for businesses

Bishops commend amnesty progamme over peace in Niger Delta

EFCC cautions public on fake social media handles, addresses


Mambilla hydropower project, major priority on The Next Level Agenda ‘ Buhari

Ekiti policeman killed while in pursuit of robbers

Court issues warrant of arrest for ex-NIA DG, wife

Court grants Kashamu, others leave to join INEC in Adebutu’s suit

FG moves to tackle 13m out-of-school children menace

80 youth groups in Jigawa sndorses Buhari for 2nd term

Scores injured as thugs invade Chris Uba’s rally in Anambra

Kwara youths protest deployment of Egbetokun, Tinubu’s ex-CSO as CP

NUJ protests disqualification of candidates in Enugu council

Customs officers killing our people at will, Ogun monarchs cry out

Atiku alleges plot to arrest PDP leaders

Body bag comment: Take your frustration to Buhari, PDP tells El-Rufai

I was anointed presidential candidate by late Shehu Yar’Adua in 1993 ‘ Atiku

APC confused, bent on rigging coming elections ‘ Secondus

Breaking: Civil war feelings, lack of hope difficult to erase, Jonathan warns

Recession: Nigeria not yet out of the woods ‘WAIFEM ex-DG

Investors shrug off election risk to buy treasury bills

Elections: Atiku urges security agents to be apolitical

NSE: Capitalisation gains N229 bn, fueled by 2018 earnings

FG to complete OB3 pipelines project 2nd Qtr 2019 ‘ Baru

Buhari mourns death of APC supporters at Jigawa Presidentially rally

Large number of uncollected PVCs worries Atiku-Obi campaign council



UN Probe Confirms Saudi Officials Murdered #Khashoggi

2019 Presidency: SDP Adopts Buhari, Dumps Duke, Gana

Plateau Crisis: Lalong Declares February 7 Forgiveness Day

JUST IN: ASUU Suspends Three Months Strike

Don’t Dare The Strength of Nigerian Army, Yoruba Monarch Cautions IPOB

Nepotism, Poor Remuneration Setback To Civil Service- Prof. Afolabi

NGO Takes Vote Not Fight, Election No Be War Campaign To Kaduna Residents

Reps Deputy Speaker Drums Support For Buhari Re-election

Nigeria’s Pension Fund Assets Hit N8.6trn

Be Safety Conscious During Elections Coverage ‘ NUJ Ex-Secretary

FG, HYPREP Cutting Corners On Ogoni Clean-Up -ERA

Bring Back Our Money, ACPN Tells Ezekwesili

Mohammed Sani Musa Declared Niger East Senatorial Candidate In APC Primaries

Ikoyigate: Court Orders Arrest Of Ex-NIA DG, Wife

EFCC Absence Stalls Trial Of American Accused Of Defrauding 3 Nigerians Of $545,000



Army spokesman, Brig GenUsman, announces retirement

Election 2019: One shot dead in Ondo during campaign

BREAKING NEWS: ASUU suspends 3-month-old strike

Buhari, Atiku mourn persons killed in APC Jalingo rally

Body bag comment: PDP tells el-Rufai to direct venom to Buhari

Bring back our money, ACPN tells Oby Ezekwesili

Fayose vs EFCC: Judge threatens to jail Obanikoro 3 months if

Buhari anointed to lead Nigeria for eight years, clerics declare

Women group endorses Atiku for President

2019 Dubai Food Festival begins with excitement

Abuja art and crafts village not for sale

Death toll in Istanbul apartment collapse rises to 10

Evidence shows Khashoggi murder carried out by Saudi officials ‘ UN

Five killed in South African coal mine gas explosion

FIRS recovers N23bn from 45,000 tax defaulters



Egwueke III: Army vows to rid Southeast of criminals

SAN quizzed over $30,000 in CJN Onnoghens account

Fayoses trial: Judge threatens to order Obanikoros arrest

Court issues bench warrant for ex-NIA DG Oke, wife

Pension fund assets hit N8.6trn

Weve recovered N527b through whistleblowing, says EFCC

Yoruba elders warn against hate speech

House of Reps candidate Johnson urges support for the poor

I had premonition of my sons crash, says VP Osinbajos mum

PDP to El-Rufai: direct your attacks at Buhari

Abidjan-Lagos highway to boost regional agro export revival

Monarch, residents praise BEDC for reconnection

NUPENG, PENGASSAN urge Buhari to accelerate PIB assent

2019: Python Dance III will swallow all criminals, says Army

Okowa, Ogboru, absent from BBC-pidgin Delta gov debate

Delta APC inaugurates 4,000 canvassers for Buhari

Apapa Customs nets N404billion in 2018

Court to PDP: present flags to INEC-approved Ogun candidates

APC plans to attack Nigerians, PDP alleges

PDP protests posting of CP Egbetokun to Kwara

Updated: Fayose: Judge threatens to order Obanikoros arrest

Breaking: Presidential poll: SDP adopts Buhari as candidate


Alleged N6.9bn fraud: Judge threatens to send Obanikoro to jail

INEC reassures Ebonyi people of credible, fair, free elections

Intl Observers Comment: Ohanaeze, Arewa, Yoruba youths drag El-Rufai to ICC

Dont Dare The Strength of Nigerian Army, Yoruba Monarch Cautions IPOB

Dont sell your votes for Salt and Maggi -INEC warns Women

Onnoghens suspension: Agbakoba sues AGF Malami, NJC

There will be no elections in Rivers if Tonye Cole is not on ballot, APC declares

Barely 24 hours after complaining about inability to get PVC, Aare Adams receives voters card

Surrender now, you are weak PDP tells Buhari

How Fayoses Fight with Sen. Olujimi May Affect Atikus Prospects

Elections: Military reads riot act to personnel, civilians

Slow justice system affecting anti-graft war Buhari

Polls: Dont set Nigeria on fire, Jonathan tells politicians

FG launches citizens support campaign for the military

APC to PDP: Lies against Buharis admin, APC, INEC, intimidation, others wont stop defeat



No plan to shift 2019 elections ‘ INEC

ACPN to drag Ezekwesili to court over party funding

Don’t set Nigeria ablaze, Jonathan cautions politicians

SDP adopts Buhari, to work with APC govt after 2019 elections

Buhari campaign team mobilises ahead of presidential rally in Kwara

Fire razes 70 shops in Kano market

House of Reps starts investigations into activities of PENCOM

Petroleum industry outlook post 2019 elections

FG, FCT land tussle throws 360 children out of school

ASUU suspends 3-month old strike, as lecturers resume work tomorrow

FCTA orders investigation into Kuje school child abuse allegation

Play roles to enhance peaceful polls, FCT minister tells civil servants

Female Genital Mutilation prevalence decreases in Imo, Oyo, Ebonyi ‘ UNFPA

NCC suspends DND to enable telcos disseminate voter’s education information

Nigeria drop to 46th in world ranking, retain 4th position in Africa

APC, Presidency planning to implicate us with arms, ammunition ‘ PDP

Benue ready to receive Atiku for presidential campaign

Two feared dead at Buhari’s rally in Jalingo

Fashola to commission 33KVA substation at Ikashe

APC changing Kwara CP over fear of election ‘ Saraki

Oil prices drop on rising US crude supply, but OPEC cuts support

Lack of requisite skills responsible for rising unemployment in Nigeria ‘ ITF boss


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