Nigerian Newspapers Headlines, Thursday, 13 August, 2020

Nigerian Newspapers Headlines


WHO keen to review Russian vaccine trials

Igbo want Biafra not presidency, MASSOB tells Ohanaeze

Send old generation out of power, Obasanjo tells youths

Allow responsibile Nigerians carry AK47, others, Ortom tells FG

Lagos Uber, Bolt customers to pay more over new taxes

We’ve not received FGs N78bn refund Rivers

Borno resettles 560 Boko Haram victims

ASUU shares rice, money to UNIMAID lecturers

Ondo: Accord Party aligns with PDP to defeat APC

FCTA demolishes 25 houses in Abuja

Africa needs innovative ideas, says NIPSS DG

Banks total assets rise to N47.82tn

After six-hour grilling, DSS releases ex-CBN gov, Mailafia

FG to deduct illegal mining fees from states allocations

Nigerias oil exports threatened as US floods European market

FG yet to be informed of UNILAG VCs removal- Ministry

Experts fear downturn in Nigeria as UK enters recession

Ex-US envoy to Nigeria, Walter Carrington, dies at 90

Flared gas can employ two million people RMAFC

We may shut down California operations Uber

Bid for depot, pipelines repair, NNPC tells investors

Petrol supply disruption imminent as PENGASSAN begins strike

Nigerias oil production falls to 1.37 million barrels

Reps suspend Agip probe after NNPC boss intervention

Army probes alleged soldiers involvement in illegal fishing, trading

UNILAG VC purported removal by governing council illegal ASUU

Nigeria convicts three persons under new piracy law

Nigerian soldier jailed 55 years for killing WHO worker

Mailafia insists gov leads Boko Haram, NGF seeks probe

APC interim panel battles against time, party to shift convention

Well impeach Obaseki if he flouts laws, Edo Assembly faction boasts

Council removes, replaces UNILAG VC, Ogundipe dismisses sacking

Abuja isolation centre remains shut over lack of bed spaces

FG okays N8.5bn for NCDC testing kits

Virologist faults Nigerias epidemic preparedness

Bandits kill one, abduct sisters in Katsina fresh attack

Police arrest 67 IPOB members in Imo

Delta bars VIPs, escorts, aides from Asaba airport

Kashamu: Stop insulting our collective intelligence, Falana warns Obasanjo


Ericsson Identifies New Measures for Bench marking 5G Networks

Fresh Focus Required to Fight Cyber-fraud, Says Expert

9mobile Crashes Call Rates with Morelife

Affordable Smartphones Will Drive Digital Inclusion in Africa

Report: Closing Gender Divide Will Save Lives in Pandemic

FG, UK to Host Conference on Right of Way

PGF DG Alleges Plot to Return Oshiomhole as APC Chairman

Akeredolu Not Interested in Bringing Capacity and Knowledge Around Himself

Edo Election Will Hold as Planned, Says INEC

Mikel Admits He’s Open to a Return to England

Kano Court Sentences Another Man to Death by Stoning

NAS Decries Southern Kaduna Killings, Seeks FG’s Action

Akala: How Niger Delta States Can Address Youth Unemployment

FG Pledges to Complete Gas Fields Concession Programme


PDP national leadership swears ‘in Enugu State EXCO

Ondo election: Accord Party collapses structure for Jegede

Don’t divert Lagos funds to Edo guber campaign, PDP warns Sanwo-Olu

Okorodudu’s wife pleads govt intervention for ailing Olympian

Nigeria Open: NTTF president demands PTF’s clarification on COVID-19

COVID-19: HFN confirms receipt of $8,000 support from IHF

Mikel denies link to Biafra agitation

Nigeria has 9th largest gas reserves, says RMAFC chairman

AXA Mansard boosts healthcare delivery amid COVID-19

NDIC yet to conclude liquidation of Fortis Bank

FG to deduct illegal taxes from Federation allocation

New education policy takes off

MDAs: South East should get 18% of federal posts FCC

Enugu traditional ruler, community petition IGP over police harassment

Anambra APC lauds Buhari on 2nd Niger Bridge, Enugu-Onitsha expressway, others in South-East

Urhobo group urges Buhari to intervene in illegal sales of lands by military

Grant licence to responsible citizens to carry sophisticated arms Ortom to FG

Northern govs calls for investigation of allegations by Mailafiya

Buhari, Governors call for joint strategy to end conflicts

COVID-19: NCDC confirms 423 new cases in Nigeria


Controversy trails creation of new political wards in Akwa Ibom

Bandits kill one, abduct health worker in Katsina

Lukman alleges plot to return Oshiomhole as APC chairman

Police assault journalist for taking pictures in Kaduna

Lagos APC, PDP trade words over Sanwo-Olu heading Ondo guber poll campaign council

Northern governors urge probe into Mailafia’s allegation

Osun government moves to implement new education policy

NCDMB, NLNG to drive Brass shipyard project, commence feasibility study

FG inaugurates IT projects to boost skills, digital economy

UTME: Anambra top-scoring candidates amid JAMB reforms

FG denies placing order for Russian vaccine

Unilag council divided on sack of Vice Chancellor

FG mobilises flights to evacuate Nigerians from UAE

WHO keen to review Russian vaccine trials

EFCC probes alleged attempt by Lebanese to smuggle $890,000

FEC approves N8.4bn for additional testing, diagnostic materials for 774 LGAs


Man bags 25 years imprisonment for raping 11-yr-old girl in Ogun

Military airstrike destroys terrorists’ logistics, eliminates scores in Borno

Rape: Shariah court sentence Man, 60 to death by stoning in Kano

Makinde approves promotion, payment of gratuity for 97 officers dismissed by Ajimobi’s administration

Take over political positions from older generation, Obasanjo tells youths

Ondo election: Accord Party collapses structure for Jegede

Edo factional lawmakers meet, condemn ‘destruction’ of assembly complex

Mabel Oboh, ADC’s candidate, challenges Obaseki, Ize-Iyamu to debate

lNEC closes door against deregistered political parties in Edo, Ondo elections

Stocks rise to 8-week high as oil prices gain 1.5 %

NDIC vows to protect depositors of defunct Fortis MFB

Sanwo-Olu head Ondo poll campaign, PDP accuses APC of plans to divert Lagos funds

Oshiomhole’s ex-aide defects to PDP, supports Obaseki’s re-election with N5m

Edo 2020: PDP, APC bicker over shifting of campaign for alleged violence

COVID-19: Brazilian club given permission to play match with infected players

UNILAG: We’re waiting for formal communication from governing board-FG

Unilag crisis: Council has power to hire and fire ‘ Min of Education

67 IPOB members, native doctor arrested in Imo

Navy disown fake press release inviting candidates for NNBTS Batch 30 training


Nigerians Defy Use Of Facemask Amidst COVID-19 Spread

Military Destroys Terrorists’ Logistics Facility, Kills Several Fighters In Borno

Magu’s Lawyer Accuses Panel Of Illegalities, Rights Violation

Insurgency: Northern Govs Seek Probe Of Mailafia’s Allegations

Kashamu: South West Leaders Chide Obasanjo

FG Okays States’ Participation In Mining

COVID-19: PMB Approves Civic Registration, Vital Statistics As Essential Service

Interim Dividend: NSE Market Capitalisation Rebounds By N135bn

NLC To FG: Invest In Health, Education To Boost Productivity

APC: Resolve Internal Crisis First, Nwosu Urges Mai Buni


UNILAG council appoints Omololu Soyombo as acting VC

Varsity senate, ASUU, others kick as UNILAG VC sacked

Nigeria records 453 new COVID-19 cases as total rises to 47,743

Our casualty unit is loaded with COVID-19 suspects ‘MD, FMC, Abeokuta

Nigeria’s relevance in global education post-COVID-19 lies in technology ‘Experts

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

Executive Order 10: A step in the right direction

True test for Nigeria’s maritime security efforts will come after October

FG set to pay N22.6 billion final entitlement of ex-airways workers

Nigeria’s aviation ground handling firms urged to adjust prices

Rape: Kano Shari’a court sentences 70-year-old man to death by stoning

NHRC expresses shock over child abuse as commission rescues minor in Kebbi

Audit query: NPA recovers $89 million, N2.404 billion outstanding rental debts

Show faith in Nigerian youths by giving them posts, PDP tells Buhari

Active engagement of youths, panacea to Nigeria’s socio-economic challenges ‘ Minister

IPPIS: Oil workers in Abuja embark on three-day warning strike


Coalition seeks power shift to South in 2023

Kingship tussle: family warns against bloodshed

Federal Government, governors: we must invest more in youths

Community accuses elders of embezzling N100m

APC: no diversion of funds to Ondo for poll

Uber, taxi passengers to pay more as Lagos sets new rules

67 IPOB members arrested on way to fortify selves

FEC to NSA: build secure storage for explosives

Make Assembly Complex safe for our sittings Edo lawmakers

NDIC gets N2b to pay depositiors of liquidated bank

BREAKING: Former US ambassador to Nigeria, Walter Carrington, dies at 90

292 stranded Nigerians in UAE arrive

UPDATED: FEC approves N8.49bn for COVID-19 testing items

Rivers community beg Wike to reopen shut hospital

2023: Atiku launches online TV as new channel of campaign


Grant responsible citizens access to carry AK 47, other weapons, Ortom tells FG

Resist wasting Lagos funds on Ondo, PDP tells Sanwo-Olu

Wike dissolves Task Force on Illegal Street Trading, Motor Parks

Edo guber: Court hears suit seeking Ize-Iyamu, deputys disqualification August 24

Breaking: DSS releases ex-CBN governor, Mailafia

774,000 jobs: FCC urges LG committees not to jeopardize Buharis initiative

Navy disowns fake press release inviting candidates for NNBTS Batch 30 training

Kano is a land for infidels -Shekau reacts sentencing of musician to death

COVID 19: UK in recession for the first time in 11 years


Nigeria’s soaring fertilizer prices lead to second wave of food inflation

Oil majors’ search for sustainable businesses warns Nigeria against slow reforms

Nigeria cannot make progress without doing away with wasteful subsidies

Nigeria to lose $1bn investment as government sets up parallel dry dock

Top up N50bn COVID-19 fund for households, MPC members tell CBN


Lagos Reiterates Commitment To Leverage Technology In Achieving 21st Century Education Goal

US Ex-Envoy To Nigeria, Walter Carrington, Is Dead

Anti-Piracy War: NIMASA Hails Ruling As Court Convicts Three

Insecurity: Listen To Cries Of Distressed Nigerians, Lawmaker Tells Buhari

94 Nigerian Girls In Irregular Migration To Lebanon Arrive

Govs El-Rufai, Bello Express Satisfaction With ‘Sahel Sanity’ Operation In North-West

We’ve Failed In Bequeathing Right Leadership To Our Youths ‘Ortom


Russia approves first COVID-19 vaccine amid scientists’ concern

Stamp Duty: FG pledges to support States to recover backlog

Covid-19: Kaduna residents dump Face mask

EFCC’s failure to list witnesses stalls Adoke’s trial

UNGA President Muhammad-Bande urges support for Lebanon

Edo/Ondo guber: Advise APC to avoid interfering in INEC duty, PDP tells Buhari

Edo 2020: Court orders pasting of suit against Ize-Iyamu at APC’s Headquarters

COVID-19: Censors Board seals off illegal drive-in Cinemas in FCT

INEC to hold 12 bye-elections Oct 31


Kalu distributes 400 bikes, 150 generators to constituents

IPPIS: Oil, gas workers protest, threaten strike

Flying Officer Arotile’s suspected killers get N1m bail

Controversy as Council sacks UNILAG VC

Governor as Boko Haram Commander: Northern govs seek probe of complicity allegation

FG to govs: Stop taxing miners in your states

Squeeze older politicians out of office, Obasanjo tells youths

MPC: Stress tests show banks’ resilient to COVID-19 crisis


CAC calls for relevance in proper engagement of public procurement coys

FEC orders NSA to check security issues relating to mining

Breaking: Drama as PSG rally late, beat Atalanta, surge into Champions League semis

Breaking: Another man sentenced to death in Kano

YES project lauds Buhari’s approval of N75bn Youth Investment Fund

FEC approves N8.49bn for procurement of COVID-19 test kits

FG, Ooni advocate youth engagement for safe society


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