Nigerian Newspapers Headlines, Wednesday, 19 February 2020

Nigerian Newspapers Headlines


Bandits kill police inspector in Niger

Three dead as Nasarawa records 43 fire incidents

Govt running well despite Ishakus absence Taraba PDP

APC govs eulogise Aisha Buhari as she celebrates birthday

Zamfara Assembly raises panel on Yaris N2bn contract scam

N65.7bn loan needed to fast-track devt Sokoto

FG to plans N6bn for 2,500 Bauchi housing units

Katsina enrols 1,274,185 girls in schools Commissioner

Amaechis CSO electrocuted in Kaduna

To a foremost nationalist, respected Ibadan elder, Dr Lekan Are

Very soon, FG transactions wont be done in secret Buhari

MDCAN, NUC disagree over PhD policy in varsities

Ondo conducts free eye screening for 1,500 residents

Ogun pledges support for people with special needs

Coronavirus, security affecting growth rate Experts

Experts ask govt to boost agric as inflation hits 21-month high

Amotekun: South-West Assemblies on same page, says Speaker

Lagos to seal 105 estates for flouting layout

Diverted flights: Some Nigerian passengers return by road

Stock market ends lower, posts N12bn loss

Senate adopts alternative conflict resolution to resolve cola war

Senate confirms Nuhu as DG, NCAA

NURTW threatens showdown over Oyo park managers, jobs

Accountant General fails to explain N2.9bn IPPIS funds, Senators kick

Edo govt begins second phase of hydropower project

Atikus son-in-law gets permission for foreign trip

Reps indict immigration, pharmacists council over unremitted N12bn

SEC advises state govts on developmental projects

Buhari to decide border reopening NIS CG

$750m oil stolen in 2019, says NNPC

Enugu lawmakers urge FG to review Discos monopoly

Delta to invest $1bn on carbon emissions reduction, sustainability

Coronavirus outbreak may cause drug insecurity in Nigeria NAFDAC

Coronavirus: FG denies abandoning Nigerians in China

Akwa Ibom withholds teachers salaries for alleged misconduct

NSCDC discovers Indian hemp farm in Anambra school

All government transactions to be open soon, says Buhari

Nigerias oil causing challenges, says minister


FG Secures Legal Approval for 3050MW Mambilla Power Plant

Bank Arranges $1.46bn Financing for SGR

How to End Unhealthy Entitlement to Wealth

Waiting With Bated Breath for the Supreme Court

Standard Chartered Officials Speak on How to Harness W/African Economic Opportunities

3,000 Benefit from Fidelity Banks Empowerment Programme

NFF: We Are Not Aware of Amokachis Appointment as Technical Director


Regional security outfits, grand plan to break up Nigeria ‘Tsav

Ogun politician survives gun attack

Security agents disperse anti-Oshiomhole protesters at APC secretariat

Imo, Zamfara: Supreme Court adjourns till March 2

Bayelsa APC youths condemn assault on Supreme Court justices

Militant groups threaten to resume attacks over Lyon’s sack by Supreme Court

APC youths protest appointment of cashier in Kwara council

Customs makes N91m seizures in Seme

Over 20m jobs available in raw materials-based cluster, says Wachuku

3 Nigerian movies selected for Hollywood showcase

Established companies’ll boost state govts’ IGR ‘SEC

Cashless policy: No going back on April 1 deadline for implementation ‘CBN

WAEC de-recognises 37 schools in Benue over exam malpractices

Reps probe absence of landing equipment at airports

Why inflation rose to 12.13% in Jan 2020, says NBS

AfDB announces $500m for Special Agro-processing Zones

States frustrating efforts against flooding, says NIHSA boss


Nigeria’s ship registry rated 46th globally

No crack in Operation Amotekun, says Ekiti State House of Assembly

Oil firms, contractors may exploit loopholes in local content Act

I didn’t punch Oba Akinropo, we only had an altercation, embattled Oluwo says

DPR to transfer five revoked oil blocks

Delta House hails Okowa’s emergence as chair of South South governors’ forum

President Buhari scores NDA high for training EFCC cadets

Fiscal Commission partners with ICPC to strengthen anti-corruption war

NAF destroys another ISWAP training camp in Borno

Nigeria military burns homes after ‘pirates’ kill six

There will be no hiding place for corrupt persons – Buhari


Flight diversions: Reps probe aviation agencies, mull enactment of Passenger-Protection Law

US gives Nigeria conditions for review of visa ban policy

Nigeria’s war against corruption attracting international endorsements ‘ President Buhari

Buhari speaks on Leah Sharibu’s 2 years in captivity

CRISIS: Uduaghan tasks APC leaders on unity

FG builds capacity of youth with disabilities

Buhari won’t sack service chiefs ‘ SGF

Herdsmen attack, a threat to national security ‘ MUDIAGA ODJE

Suspected herdsmen killings: Outrage as Delta CP admits receiving 6 exhumed corpses

Nigeria loses $750m to oil theft in 2019 ‘ NNPC

STATE OF THE NATION: Blame leadership failure not Buhari ‘ Odimegwu

Minimum wage, VAT, Okada ban pressure inflation

Corruption worse than Ebola, Coronavirus ‘ EFCC’s Magu

Edo govt targets hydropower, reiterates plan to dam Ikpoba River

We’ve reached advance stage in fiscal transparency ‘ Buhari

WAEC delists 37 Secondary Schools in Benue for malpractices

Coronavirus: Hospital director in Wuhan, confirmed dead from virus

Portuguese doctors join opposition to euthanasia

No suspected COVID-19 cases in Nigeria ‘ NCDC

ECOWAS countries unite against COVID-19 as Egypt confirms 1st case

DIVERSION OF FLIGHT TO GHANA: Apologise to passengers, Sen Olajumoke tells British Airways

2023 POLLS: Igbo presidency will clear Nigeria’s mess ‘ Odimegwu

Immigration has no power to reopen Nigerian borders ‘ Babandede

Seven civil servants nabbed for working in multiple state offices in Rivers

Oil theft, piracy, cost Nigeria $750m in 2019 ‘ NNPC

Aso Rock Assistant Director of Administration assassinated

Coronavirus: Take extra measure to prevent outbreak’ Experts tells FG

Senate moves to check medical brain drain in Nigeria


Gunmen kill Aso Rock director in Abuja home

Inflation hits 12.13% in January ‘ NBS

High Court sets aside 12 months sentence on ex-chairman of Ado LG

Buhari won’t sack Service Chiefs now ‘ Boss Mustapha

Monguno queries Chief of Staff’s authority to convene, chair security meetings

Leah Sharibu: Nobody should be forced to change religion ‘ Buhari

No govt financial transaction will be done in secret ‘ Buhari

Zamfara election: Supreme Court adjourns APC’s application till March 2

FG to resuscitate fishing terminal in Niger Delta

Coronavirus: CLO, ERA raise the alarm as dead cow meat floods Bayelsa market

BEDC moves electricity safety campaign to Ondo schools

UN demands ‘independent, impartial’ probe of Cameroon deaths

We are not comfortable in Nigeria, Labour Minister begs America for assistance

Drama at Senate session as AGF says it has no records of IPPIS

Senate President wants security at NASS beefed up

NASS invasion: Reps call for investigation, demand installation of CCTV cameras, others


Lawan orders tight security at National Assembly over threats

Buharis daughter visits Fed Poly Nekede

Senate confirms Nuhu as NCAAs DG

$3.5b National Theatre concession suit for March 3

Were winning war against corruption, says Buhari

Supreme Court to hear Ihediohas application March 2

Visa ban on Nigeria temporary, says U.S. envoy

Border closure: Customs rakes in N6b daily

Gunmen murder Aso Rock Asst Director

FG pays benefits of 184 dead soldiers

Mock results ready Wednesday, says JAMB

Lawan orders security beef-up at National Assembly over threats

BREAKING: Assailants kill Aso Rocks assistant director

Multinational companies evade paying tax since 2011, says FIRS

Edo targets hydropower, reiterates plan to dam Ikpoba River


UTME: JAMB conducts hitch-free mock examination for 300,000 candidates

Assailants kill Aso Rock assistant director in Abuja

Reps to probe FAAN, NAMA over non-installation of visibility equipment

Benue sets up response coordination centre for unknown disease

Nigerians react to Emir Sanusis speech on North destroying itself

Nigerias war against corruption attracting intl endorsements Buhari

Visa ban: US gives Nigeria conditions for review of policy

Unauthorised use of photos: Court fixes April 22 for judgment in traders suit against Saraki, Atiku, Obi

Senate urges IOCs to relocate HQ to NDelta region

Nigeria loses $12b annually to Middle Belt crisis NGO

Senate demands establishment of agency to manage N596bn ecological fund

FG seeks US support in tacking poverty, child labour

Reps probes FAAN, NAMA over non-installation of visibility equipment

NDDC set for projects assessment, acting MD assures

Restructuring: HSBC to sack 35,000 workers in 3 years

SEC wants state govts to establish project companies to boost IGR

Inflation rises to 12.13% in January NBS

NERC orders DisCos to hike tariff by 50%

ALAT by Wema beautifies Murtala Muhammed Airport

Visa Ban: Nigerians are most educated immigrants from sub-Saharan Africa in US, Fareed Zakaria blasts Trump

Worlds richest man, Jeff Bezos pledges $10bn to fight climate change

EU industry chief tells Facebook to adapt to EU, not other way round

Big Brother Nigeria: Still a toddler in African Politics

Buhari, is it wrong for defenseless Nigerians to own guns


Why S/Court’s hearing on Imo, Zamfara applications stalled

How we will ‘retrieve’ Imo in S/Court ‘ Secondus

No looting ongoing under me ‘ Uzodinma

Zamfara Assembly probes N2bn gov’t house contract

Constituents demand law on power rotation

2023 has created four factions in APC ‘ Jackson Ojo

Bill to establish Nigerian Army University, Biu passes first reading in Senate

Man narrates how sister was allegedly murdered in Lagos hotel

Police officer kills four in-laws, commits suicide in Kosovo

No coronavirus in broiler chickens ‘ NCDC

2 doctors suspended for misconduct in patients death

Hospital director in Wuhan dies of Covid-19

Nigeria’s inflation up 12.13%, highest in 21 months

Dairy factories: CBN brokers land deal for 3 firms

FG in talks with Bankers Committee on infrastructure financing

FIRS seeks states’ support on N8.5 trillion revenue target

Abuja-Kaduna rail to get new locomotives, coaches ‘ Amaechi

Nigeria lost N230bn to oil theft in 2019 ‘ NNPC

British Airways abandoned us at Accra, say stranded passengers

Inflation rises to 12.13% in January ‘ NBS

Nigerians in Diaspora can’t vote until we amend the Constitution ‘ Gbajabiamila

Anxiety in Imo, Zamfara as S/Court hears gov’ship applications today

Court dissolves 4-year-old marriage

Day Turai visited Villa, after almost 10 years

1044 children benefit from free eye surgeries

Regulate the use of siren

Ezekwesili wants end to politics of monopoly

Insecurity: Humanitarian, political and economic fallout


Beware of Oshiomhole’s Anti-democracy Dispositions, CNPP Tells APC, Buhari

Bayelsa: Attack On Justice Mary Odili Totally Misplaced, says APC Youth Vanguard

Abia : COSEYL warns against protests against Orji, son over fraud allegation

NHRC declares Kano human rights-friendly state

Kano executive council approves over 60m for education, infrsatructural development

Kano High Court strikes out case against creation of new emirates

Power: Kano to get 132KVA transmission line as Ganduje signs MoU with TCN

APC beefs up security as another anti Oshiomhole protest rocks party

Imo: Supreme Court drops Justice Okoro from panel


Delta Monarch Raises The Alarm Over Herdsmen Menace, Hoodlums Attack In Olomu Kingdom

Catholic Priest Urges Christians To Seek Happiness From God Through Obedience

Edo Pledges Support To Farmers On Cultivation Of Rice, Maize, Soya Beans, Others

COVID-19: Alibaba Provides Help For Affected Online Merchants

Delta SUBEB Warns Head Teachers Against Lobbying Community Leaders Over Posting

Stakeholders Task Course Advisers On Student Project Supervision


N64.6bn police pension fraud: EFCC re-arraigns 6 public officers

Finally, Saudi court discharges Zamfara cleric, Ibrahim Ibrahim

Court dismisses Kano kingmakers’ suit challenging new emirates

NANS calls for stiffer penalties against sexual harassment in schools

Enang commends Buhari’s approval of N50.2bn Calabar-Odukpani-Itu road

Katsina attacks: How bandits roasted babies alive, by Villagers

Reps pass vote of no confidence on NigComSat management

M/Belwa community storms YEDC Yola, protests 45 days power outage

EFCC secures 1,218 convictions in 2019, says Magu


Nigeria on the verge of producing mobile phones ‘ Dr Hassan

Data war: Airtel overtakes Glo as MTN leads the pack

SEC boss advises states on IGR

Nami tasks collecting agents on prompt tax remittance

ASUU justified to go on strike 2 or more times in a year ‘ Prof Egya

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