Nigerian Newspapers Headlines, Friday, 24 January 2020

Nigerian Newspapers Headlines


Boko Haram rejects N50m ransom, beheads CAN chair

Calls for secession not acceptable, says Atiku

4.5m Tons rice produced in Nigeria in 2019 great news -BMO

We are ready for Saturday’s re-run elections, says INEC Chair

Insecurity: Masari, IPAC hold consultations

Tambuwal visits Sultan, offers to work with opposition


Man jumps into well to retrieve phone, drowns

Buhari directs trade minister to set up agro-allied industry in 36 states

LCCI, brokers in joint insurance awareness campaign

Lagos airport recorded 96,621 aircraft movements in 2019

In Ethiopia, Christmas is celebrated in January

Fashion designers should avoid repetition, plagiarism Kasumu

Nigeria records decline in agro export rejection

Is it too early for cryptocurrency regulation in Nigeria

Nigerias debt now N26.22tn, says DMO

Dasuki appears in court, withdraws applications protesting trial

Ile Arugbo: Saraki demands out-of-court settlement

FG, P&ID resume $9.6bn battle in London today

Employment scam: Lecturer, EFCC disagree on plea bargain

States panic as Lassa fever death toll hits 24

Boko Haram demanded N800m ransom for Andimi CAN president

FG to stop bulk salary release to varsities, polys

Operation Amotekun: Govs meet Osinbajo, to back exercise with law

SERAP, others hail TI as Nigeria dips in graft rating

IPOB condemns shutdown of Nnamdi Kanus Facebook page

Malabu scam: Adoke, others remanded in EFCC custody

Buratai, terminate Operation Positive Identification

Resurgence of banditry in Katsina

Operation Amotekun: Governors should not give up

Unemployment: Toying with ticking time bomb

Tariff: Power sector requires prompt intervention

Alternative energy: AfDB to invest $600m in Africa

Buhari directs trade minister to set up agro-allied industry in 36 states

LCCI, brokers in joint insurance awareness campaign

Lagos airport recorded 96,621 aircraft movements in 2019

Two die, dozens injured in gas tanker blast

Protest as undergraduate kills two in Ekiti

US to limit visas for pregnant women to curb birth tourism

ICYMI: Why US is extending visa restriction to Nigeria Ex-diplomat

Transparency International rating jaundiced, illogical – EFCC

Malnutrition responsible for 53% of infant mortality in Nigeria – Sanusi

BREAKING: FG, South-West govs ‘agree’ on Amotekun

Police arrest killers of Imo councillor

Operation Amotekun is illegal, FG insists

Lassa fever: Death toll rises to 24, more people infected


Fresh Move to Resolve Apapa Traffic Crisis

Group Lauds Buhari on Obioras Nomination as CBN Deputy Governor

TIs Latest Rating of Nigeria without Basis, Says FG

I Have Never Seen Anyone as Selfish as Kwankwaso, Ganduje Alleges

Shape of Things to Come in Akwa Ibom PDP

Sokoto APC Accepts Tambuwals Victory at S Court in Good Faith,…

Assaulting Health Workers is Criminal, NMA Tells Nigerians

Study Shows Injectables are Nigerias Most Used Contraceptives

Adeleke: To Curb Medical Tourism, Govt Should Strengthen Healthcare, Bring Professionals Home

House Probes NNPC, Others over Breach of Financial Rules

Katsina Orders Demolition of Bandits’ Houses

Alleged $1.1bn Fraud: Court Remands Adoke, 2 Others in EFCC’s Custody


Why we accepted materials tendered by Uzodinma, police ‘S’Court

Anambra South: Court stops INEC, others from issuing Certificate of Return to Uzor

Ekiti PDP crisis: Party executives again fight dirty

Edo APC crisis: 7 hospitalised after attack; council boss, lawmaker trade blames

Sokoto: ‘Supreme Court verdict, daylight robbery’ says Aliyu, APC guber candidate

Edo APC Crisis: Oshiomhole survives as court decline to grant exparte order seeking his removal

INEC unaware of Sokoto APC candidate withdrawal from Assembly poll ‘ INEC spokesman

Anambra South: Court Stops INEC, Others from Issuing Certificate Of Return To Uzor

Sokoto APC candidate in Saturday’s House of Assembly poll defects to PDP

Amotekun: Balarabe Musa slams Tinubu, Soyinka, Adams

EFCC passionate about safeguarding Nigeria’s image ‘Magu

Gunmen kill popular trado-medical doctor, Oko Oloyun

FG, South West govs agree to formalise Amotekun

YCE cautions Tinubu against being more federal than regional

Boko Haram killed Andimi because he refused to denounce his faith ‘CAN

$1.1bn Malabu scam: Adoke, others plead not guilty

Policeman shoots driver over N50 bribe in Imo


Cross River IPMAN threatens strike over failure to supply kerosene for 25 years

INEC’s daunting task in court-ordered re-run/supplementary elections in Imo

5G SIM cards to enable crypto-currency payments in 5 years

Police in Kaduna rout bandits, rescue 11 abducted victims

Confirmed cases of Lassa fever rise to 81

Chicken Kills Man With Blade During Cockfight

Family Name Their New Puppy “Hulk” For Being Born Green

Queen gives assent for Britain to leave EU

Portuguese banker named in Africa’s richest woman probe found dead

Canada Locals Vow To Protect Harry And Meghan


NDLEA arrests 110 suspected drug traffickers at Lagos airport in 2019

INEC distributes sensitive materials for re-run elections in Bauchi

Amaechi surprises staff, visits offices unannouced

Ihedioha vs Uzodinma: Coalition seeks US visa ban on Supreme Court justices

Falana to governors: Enact laws for Amotekun now

Endorsement for Edo 2020: Obaseki hails Danjuma on courage, forthrightness

Kwankwaso’s spokesperson defects to APC

PDP Alleges plot to rig Akwa-Ibom LG rerun

Edo guber: PDP wants Buhari to sign electoral amendment bill

Only Igbo presidency will heal wounds of Nigeria/Biafra war

Anti-party Activity: Kogi PDP elders demand expulsion of former Gov Ibrahim Idris Ibro, son, from party

Ihedioha vs Uzodinma: Judiciary should apply Doctrine of Necessity to review judgment

Edo 2020: Seven hospitalised as council boss, rep member bicker over attacks

Oyetola presents staff of office to Alara

FG partners Delta on Methanol Technology

Boko Haram wants to incite Christians against Muslims ‘ NSCIA

Underpaid workers hit half a billion globally ‘ ILO

Lassa fever: Borno records 1 death, 3 suspected cases

African countries step up screenings amid China coronavirus outbreak

Novel Coronavirus: FG, LASG step up surveillance at ports, others

States working with FG, others to control Lassa fever ‘ Governors’ Forum

Imo Political Violence: 46-year-old arrested over murder of Ahamefule

Don’t dabble into Oyo LG matter ‘Makinde warns Malami

Breaking: US will no longer issue visas to foreigners for birth purposes

AMOTEKUN: Confusion as AGF disagrees with VP, South West governors

For buying, SELLING human parts for rituals: Court jails woman, herbalist, student, 4 others

Gunmen kill APC chieftain in Ibadan

BREAKING: Declare Miyetti Allah terrorist group, CAN urges Buhari

Insecurity: North Central govs, stakeholders adopt community policing

$1.1bn Malabu Scam: Lack of service of charge stalls Adoke, others arraignment

Hasten prosecution of power sector corruption cases, SERAP tells AGF, EFCC, ICPC

Your corruption index assesment of Nigeria baseless, illogical ‘ EFCC blasts TI


FG spent N1.7trn on DisCos in 3 years ‘ NEC committee

Bauchi by-election: INEC distributes sensitive materials

CBN appoints new directors as others resign

Demolition of illegal structures: LASG opens appeal channel for aggrieved owners

Amotekun: Yoruba leaders knock Tinubu for not taking a stand

US to restrict visas for pregnant women

Angry mob lynch two suspected POS thieves in Bayelsa

Police vow to arrest killers of POS robbers in Bayelsa

Reps probe actual fund released by Buhari, Jonathan for constituency projcts

Burkina Faso approves state backing for vigilantes fighting jihadists

Reps probe NNPC, CBN, FIRS, NEXIM, 258 others over breach of financial rules

Ile Arugbo: Saraki agrees to out of court settlement

Budget support facility deductions too high for us ‘ Governors

Nigeria music revenue to hit $86m in 2021 ‘ Lai Mohammed

2023: Group rallies support for Tinubu’s presidential aspiration


Fed Govt kicks over TIs low rating of anti-graft war

Governors collaborating with Fed Govt, says Fayemi

Regional security arrangement not backed by law, Malami insists

Govt blows N1.7tr on power sector in three years, says El-Rufai

Lassa fever death toll rises to 38 in 11 states

Operation Amotekun: Fed Govt, governors strike deal

Family of slain UNIMAID student to Fed Govt: apprehend our sons killers

Why North cannot retain power in 2023

Court refuses to grant order stopping Oshiomhole as APC Chairman

VAT increasell add to our burden, chemical workers tell Fed Govt

Breaking : NCAA issues alert to airlines over Corona Virus

2019 Corruption Perception Index: EFCC faults TI rating

APC, PDP trade words over Ibadan killing

Katsina orders demolition of bandits houses

Two dead, four houses burnt in Delta

Reps to begin investigation of revenue leakages in CBN, NNPC, Customs others


Number of inmates awaiting trial in Lagos increases by 41.7

Anambra South: Court stops INEC, others from Issuing certificate of return to Uzor

CoronaVirus: FAAN explains prevention activities at Lagos Airport

Rep demands FG probe Boko Haram sponsors

Ohaneze Youths urges SEast govs to reinstate Bakassi, IPOB as regional security outfit

Amotekun is unconstitutional, illegal, AGF Malami insists

Edo 2020: ADC vows to dethrone Obaseki

Lagos PDP urges Sanwo-Olu to work with FG, NNPC on compensation for Abule Egba pipeline fire victims

Edo guber: PDP wants Buhari to sign electoral amendment bill

Alleged $1.09bn Malabu scam: Adoke, 6 others plead not guilty

Coronavirus: African countries step up screenings amid China outbreak

SWest Govs admit Amotekun is illegal

Seven reasons SCourt can reverse Imo ruling Legal experts

TI report, an embarrassment to Buharis fight against corruption PDP


Kwankwaso wants to return to APC ‘ Ganduje

I won’t hesitate to probe my predecessors if necessary ‘ Imo Gov

We don’t need APC for presidency in 2023, Igbo group tells Ngige

Nigerian lady who dumped Medicine for Engineering makes distinction in Hungary

Minister promises to rid FCT of drug related crimes

IGR: Group wants AMAC chair investigated

Man docked for allegedly raping landlady’s granddaughter

Ekiti youths protest killing of two by motorist

Fulani Community in Oyo: We won’t allow ‘foreign Fulani’ as MACBAN excos

Malnutrition responsible for 53 percent of Nigeria’s infant mortality ‘ Emir of Kano

7.5% VAT: Business groups raise concern over unmoved stock, growth

MPR: Experts forecast CBN’s retention of rate on rising inflation

Afreximbank shareholders invest $500m in new equity

AfDB targets larger share of $5trn ETFAs for Africa’s capital markets

$70/barrel good for Nigeria’s fiscal planning ‘ Sylva

FG showcases Nigeria’s mineral potentials in UK

DPR to resume supply of kerosene to NNPC Calabar depot after 25yrs

No assets stripping at Ajaokuta Steel ‘ FG

Employees have right to life insurance, pension contributions ‘ PenCom

How tax incentive, rebates may entice PFAs to invest in infrastructure

Governors have resolved to address Right of Way issue ‘ FG

Defection: Ganduje receives Kano state PDP chairman, other Kwankwasiyya supporters

NEC meets as PDP moves to ‘retrieve’ Imo mandate

Why Kano PDP chair dumped Kwankwaso for APC, Ganduje


Lack of education keeps Nigerian women in a vicious circle of poverty ‘ Lecturer

Police arrest pensioners protesting pension arrears in Abia

Anambra South: Court Stops INEC, Others from Issuing Certificate Of Return To Uzor

PDP Reclaiming North, Presidency in 2023 ‘ Sen.Nazif

Rerun: Stop electoral robbery, call Igini to order, APC tells INEC

*Boko Haram: European Union appraises Nigerian government, military’s counter-insurgency operations as commendable*

*Boko Haram/ISWAP’s murder of preacher won’t break our trust in God, Buhari ‘ Christian group*


Amaechi Sets Up Committee To Develop Guidelines For Disbursement Of $200m Cabotage Fund

Global Used Smartphone Market Hits 206 Million Units In 2019

ABCON Urges CBN To Sustain Robust FX Policy In 2020

VAT Exemption On Some Food Items Good But Not Enough, Stakeholders Tell FG


NEC: FG invests N1.7trn on privatised power firms

Amotekun: FG, S’West govs reach truce on operational modalities

Evaluating the employment side of Amotekun

Ile Arugbo: Saraki writes Kwara govt, seeks out-of-court settlement

FAO: Trade, critical to bridging food security gaps

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