Nigerian Newspapers Headlines, Thursday, 6 August, 2020

Nigerian Newspapers Headlines



Facebook launches Tik-Tok clone ‘Reels’ to rival viral app

Lawyer appeals to army to rescind dismissal of female soldier raped by bandits

No alternative to adequate, exclusive breastfeeding ‘ Kogi Govt

Security: Oyo approves funds for take-off of Amotekun

Power minister promises to energise more Taraba communities

Senate urges states to partner NBTI for job creation

FG open to development, distribution of COVID-19 vaccine ‘ Osinbajo

APC confirms death of Akwa Ibom state chairman

Police arrest 45 suspects for various offenses in Borno

COVID-19: Makinde opts for self-policing strategy to contain pandemic

COVID-19: Forum urges FG to reposition technology sector

How FG’s position on 2020 WASCCE reignited calls for true federalism

Edo election: INEC begins 3-days training for security agencies

Edo guber: Ize-Iyamu now a lone ranger ‘ PDP

NDDC Probe: Senate queries N1.121 billion spent by IMC on public communication

We will join Kanu to fight for Biafra if South-East doesn’t get Presidency in 2023 ‘ Nwodo

Taraba allocates 12.6% of reviewed 2020 budget to COVID-19 response

Tik-Tok founder accuses Trump of trying to kill app

Insecurity: As Buhari goes around in circles

WTO’s DG race: Okonjo-Iweala should win, but Nigeria has few friends

Mamman Daura, the silent power broker

FUTA suspends final year student for hacking into Premium Times website

Confusion greets resumption date for students in exit classes in Enugu

Ondo closes two schools for violating COVID-19 protocols

COVID-19: Reduction of new cases not flattening curve ‘ NCDC

BREAKING: One dies others injured as NSCDC, armed robbers clash in Imo

I was tempted, says pastor accused of raping 11-year-old girl in Imo

ISIS, al-Qaeda planning to penetrate Southern Nigeria,US warns

Amotekun: Oyo Govt approves N59.7 million as takeoff grants

Bayelsa: Troops raid pirates, militants camp, kill 6


Uzodinma plotting to take over House, alleges Edo Assembly

Marginalisation: Yakasai backs return to parliamentary system

Lagos slashes land use charge, waives N5.7bn fees

Nigerians spent N2.37tn on petrol in 13 months NNPC

Oil price nears $46, highest in five months

NCC revises USSD pricing, says 20 seconds costs N1.63

Ohanaeze, IPOB fighting same cause, different approaches Nwodo

Reps summon Amaechi, Ahmed, DMO DG, others over Chinese loans

NMA collates list of doctors killed by COVID-19

Oyo vows to retrieve N96bn stolen under Ajimobi

High debt profile: Stop borrowing, tackle mass killings, #RevolutionNow tells Buhari

DHQ silent as US says ISWAP, Al-Qaeda taking over West Africa

Female soldier raped by bandits appeals dismissal

Hate speech: Mohammed has hijacked NBCs powers, says Iredia

#RevolutionNow: How security operatives shaved protesters hair with broken bottle

Wike suspends joint account over unapproved LG chairmens loans

NAF airlifts COVID-19 kits, equipment to 14 ECOWAS countries

More schools reopen as SS3 students prepare for WASSCE

Bauchi health workers begin strike today over salary deductions

Late Benue teachers among 433 secondary school ghost workers

PTF attributes decreased COVID-19 figure to Sallah break, fatigue

Ikpeazu sacks agency boss for employing 5,666 workers illegally

Rainfall hinders fight against bandits, says Masari

Lagos approves 50% discount for tourism licences

Five Ogoni polluted sites in three LGAs restored HYPREP

Federal character threatens to sanction MDAs

COVID-19 vaccine

Okunbo deserves NAPTIP award Aide

NIRSAL supports 44,670 female farmers with loans, inputs

No repentant Boko Haram member in military Presidency

DSS obtains 14-day detention order for Osun #Revolutionow protesters

We will retrieve N96bn stolen during Ajimobis tenure Makinde

Septuagenarian guard dies after attack by Lagos driver

FUTA suspends student for allegedly hacking Premium Times website

Two arrested for defrauding man of N148,000 in Ogun

Advertising agent asks IG to probe cops for robbery cover-up

Suspected kidnappers escape arrest at Enugu police checkpoint

NSCDC arrests suspected killers of Nasarawa monarch

Katsina nurses body disowns women nabbed for child theft

Illegal gas stations: The ticking time bombs in residential areas

Six killed as soldiers raid militants camp in Bayelsa

Why my deputy was impeached Edo speaker, Okiye

Ekiti schools resume August 10, churches, mosques, August 14

Akwa Ibom APC chairman, Okopido, is dead

Kano IPMAN directs members to sell fuel at N150 per litre

Dead people among 433 ghost teachers in Benue Official

Reps to petition Buhari as Emefiele, Kyari, others shun summons


Report: COVID-19 Compels Skilled Workers to Live on Borrowing

Women Gain Economic Benefits from Greater Trade

Group Seeks New Strategies to Address Cybersecurity

NASCON Reports N1.5 Billion Profit after Tax in Six Months

Nigerian Breweries Posts N151bn Revenue, N5.7bn Profit after Tax

Diri Will Disappoint Persons Who Seek Individual Gain


Ezeife to Mamman Daura: Rotational presidency best for Nigeria

INEC begins 3-day training for security agencies

Edo Assembly impeaches Deputy Speaker for endorsing Ize-Iyamu

Imo gov, APC plotting to import fake mace, take over Edo Assembly ‘Speaker

2023: Mamman Daura eminently qualified to speak on Nigeria’s future as a statesman ‘ Group

Manufacturers lament poor power supply, rise in gas consumption

Govt grants, blockchain technology key to SMEs growth ‘Okoronkwo, Beep Magnet Group boss

Libel: Wike sues ThisDay for N7bn

Sanwo-Olu reverses Ambodes land use charge

Nigerians question minister over claims FG spent N523m on school feeding during lockdown

Well retrieve billions of Oyos resources stolen in 96 months Makinde

NDDC: Group faults IMC claim on non-payment of scholarship fee

Rev. Sisters task govt. on curbing child trafficking

Soldiers kill 5 militants, pirates in Niger

Fifty years from now, countries of sub-Sahara Africa may be no more


SARS arrests notorious Star Boys gang members

Police dumped my son’s body on the ground, mother of boy tortured to death narrates

Body wants death of student at Ibadan factory investigated

FUTA suspends final year student for hacking into newspaper’s website

Operators harp on technology to address Nigeria’s skills gap

Under 40 CEOs pledge more support for SMEs across Africa

Employers must act to restore workers’ mental wellbeing

Firm to boost Nigerian businesses, entrepreneurs with e-learning platform

ASUU strike: The fate of federal universities’ students

The fallacy of so-called competence over zoning

Ex-soldier, nine others arrested in Enugu for murder, armed robbery

IMF lowers 2020 oil demand by 8 per cent amid high uncertainties

US signs $1 billion vaccine deal with Johnson & Johnson

IPMAN directs members to sell fuel at N150 per litre

Troops raid pirates, militants camp, kill 6 in Bayelsa

Large sports crowds ‘unrealistic’ this year: WHO



Don’t Go Home To Sleep, NIS Boss Warns Newly Promoted Officers

Mambilla Hydro Power Project Existed Only By Name For 40 Years, Says Minister

CAN Commends PMB, Gov Bello Over Gana’s Nomination As Ambassador

COVID 19: Al-Qaeda, Infiltrating North West, US Alerts Nigeria

NNPC Returns To Profitability, Records N2.68bn Surplus

NDDC Squandered N1.1bn On Political Campaigns, Others ‘ Senate

Police Arrest 45 Suspects For Various OffencesIn Borno

We’ll Retrieve Billions Of Oyo’s Resources Stolen In 96 Months ‘ Makinde

Edo 2020: You Have Abandoned Governance, Ize-Iyamu Tells Obaseki


Arsenal to sack 55 staff as COVID-19 hits revenues

COVID-19: NCDC confirms 457 new cases, total now 44,890

No repentant Boko Haram absorbed into military ‘ Presidency

No repentant Boko Haram absorbed into military ‘ Presidency

Fever, pile major reason women use traditional medicine in Nigeria ‘ Study

Towards ending secrecy, shame around mental illness: The Unashamed 2020 Campaign

Why hypertension can increase likelihood of glaucoma

Women who take contraceptive pills less likely to develop serious coronavirus

Stakeholders seek expansion of sexual harassment bill

Increasing criminality linked to improper breastfeeding of babies

More than 200,000 left homeless by Beirut explosion, governor says

DMO releases facts about Chinese loans

We don’t know amount realised from previous sale of FG properties ‘ Presidential Implementation Committee

FG seals off Ibadan factory over student’s death

Troops raid pirates, militants camp, kill 6 in Bayelsa

Lack of protocol enforcement by states our major challenge ‘ PTF

We will retrieve billions of Oyo’s resources stolen in 96 months before my tenure ‘ Makinde

NNPC recorded N2.68bn trading surplus in May


NNPC raises N92.58b from products sale in May

INEC begins three-day training for security agencies

Obaseki redeploys director of protocol

Uzodinma, Speaker in war of words over alleged plan to take over Assembly

Seven pro-Obaseki lawmakers remove deputy speaker

Private depots sell petrol N139 per litre

Lawyer commends Police chiefs over handling of rape case

Buharis administration concerned about health, safety of Nigerians Osinbajo

COVID-19: FCTA releases over 40 protesters

US alerts Nigeria of Al-Qaeda penetrating north-west

In 3 months, Ill electrify Aiyegunle Community -Obaseki

BREAKING NEWS: Akwa Ibom APC chairman dies

INEC will remain apolitical INEC Chairman, Mahmud Yakubu

Lebanons PM reveals chemical blamed for Beirut explosion

WHO speaks on report of transmission of COVID-19 through breast milk

PDP mocks Ize-Iyamu for hiring crowd at campaign

#RevolutionNow: How police arrested and charged 19 protesters to court

Insubordination: We are reporting Emefiele, Kyari, others to Buhari Reps

Presidency debunks absorbing repentant Boko Haram members in Military

Insurgency: We need Life Insurance to aid Borno Workers NLC cries out

N41bn Fraud: Im unperturbed by UBAs threat -Senator Akinyelure

NNPC records 43 percent drop in oil pipeline

DSTV dragged to court for refusal to renew subscription after payment


NDDC: In cat and mouse game, Akpabio is still in search of contractors

COVID-19: Pregnant woman on trial for face mask violation slumps

Oil and gas sector crisis looms as FG, states relax more COVID-19 restrictions

We are running out of money Virgin Atlantic

Ghost voters were smuggled into the NBA voting register Egbe Amofin

Boko Haram: 1.8million IDPs, refugees to return to 19 communities in Borno

China refuses US theft of TikTok , has ways to retaliate

Protesting pensioners allegedly flogged in Imo state


Police arrest 4 over kidnapping, rustling

2 remanded for allegedly assaulting COVID-19 task force men

FCTA urges schools to observe COVID-19 protocols

Police arrest teenager, 4 others over cultism, robbery

Lagos establishes registration centres for job seekers

Abuja school of therapy provides succour for students with disabilities

What we know about the Lebanon explosions

COVID-19: Virgin Atlantic files for bankruptcy protection in US

COVID-19 virus has not been detected in breastmilk ‘ WHO

NNPC gets N2.3trn from sales of petroleum products in 12 months

2019 Presidential election candidate, Moghalu, denies joining APC

Sanwo-Olu cancels Ambode’s land use charge

Who is Afraid of Sadiya Farooq

FG urged to restore confidence in electoral process

2023: PDP’s focus is winning not zoning ‘ Gov Wike

I’m not to blame for APC loss in Zamfara ‘ Sen Marafa

Why I’m vying for Plateau Senate seat ‘ Gov Lalong’s ex-spokesman

Experts back FG, World Bank on DisCos’ audit before $500m loan


U.S. a stumbling block for global economic recovery

CSO accuses Kogi Commissioner of awarding N36 contracts to cronies

Gender based violence: UNFPA, KOICA support 5,299 Borno residents

Hong Kong-Zhuhai-Macao Bridge: A mega project completed on the path of independent innovation

Chinas success in eradicating poverty offers valuable lessons to the world

Hong Kong-Zhuhai-Macao Bridge: A mega project completed on the path of independent innovation

NYCN honours Ozekhome as Garkuwan Mattassan Arewa

UNICEF, WHO, Abia govs wife harp on exclusive breastfeeding

Police arrest 4 suspected drug peddlers in Abuja


NCAA writes airlines on airworthiness directive on Boeing 737

How lockdown of international travel is delaying recovery process ‘ IATA

Why Nigeria needs single FX rate ‘ IMF

Fuel queues loom as government’s swap deals come under pressure

A Nigerian President of Igbo extraction is a desideratum now

Why Nigerians steal when they ‘get there

Nigeria is a politician’s perfect haven

Residential real estate tops considerations as investors rethink, refocus products offering


APC Asks EFCC, ICPC To Investigate Obaseki’s Firm

No Plans To Recruit Repentant Boko Haram Into Military ‘ Presidency

#REVOLUTIONNOW: Security Operatives Arrest, Detain, Manhandle Protesters

Worries Mount Over Looming Fuel Price Increase

Military Has Deployed 2000 Soldiers To Tackle Katsina Bandits ‘ Masari

COVID-19: Declining Cases Not Curve Flattening ‘ NCDC

Lagos Reduces Land Use Charge By 48%, Waives N5.8bn Penalties

NDDC N81.5bn: Group Writes EFCC, Wants Akpabio, Pondei Probed

EFCC Embarks On Massive Redeployment, Appoints New Zonal Heads


No member of Edo Assembly endorse Ize-Iyamu ‘ Speaker

Edo guber: Stop overheating the polity, PDP tells Oshiomhole

FCT High Court judge, Okeke, is dead

BEDC assures improve power supply in Edo Communities

TUC planned strike ill-advised -Presidency

NCDC: We’re working to ensure Nigerians have access to coronavirus vaccines

NCPC to establish peace desk to resolve issues of peace among Christians ‘ Rev. Pam

FG unveils new broadcasting code


#RevolutionNow: Security forces clash with protesters

Pilots threaten to ground airlines over sack

Lagos reviews Land Use Charge, waives N5.6bn penalties

Reps petition Buhari against NNPC, CBN, NPA, others

COVID-19: Airlines lament low patronage

Elections: INEC frets over violence threat

Petrol sells for N150 per litre

NNPC records N2.68bn trading surplus, revenue hits N238.33bn


Insecurity: Masari opens up on Bandits’ impact in Katsina LGAs

Insecurity: Zamfara gov tasks traditional rulers on intelligence reports

FCT Police nab 4 ‘drug peddlers’, recover exhibits

9mobile launches e-SIM to improve flexible connectivity

Total loans from China was $3.121bn by March this year ‘ DMO

What ‘ll determine winner of Edo election ‘ Wike



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