Nigerian Newspapers Headlines, Tuesday, 16 February 2021

Nigerian Newspapers Headlines



UK rolls out hotel quarantine for ‘high risk’ country returnees

WHO gives green light to AstraZeneca Covid-19 jabs

Lekki toll used to service debt, others, says LCC

Security summit postponed on Sultan’s absence, others

Army kills 81 terrorists, loses officer in Borno, Yobe

Oyo ex-deputy chief registrar gets three years jail term over dud cheque

Sanwo-Olu decries alleged brutality against Lekki protesters

Anambra guber will be better off by e-voting, says Nwobu

PDP blames crisis on APC’s attempt to destroy opposition, democracy

UN appoints Gbadegesin into advisory committee, finance group

Invest in digital economy to tackle youth unemployment

Journalists tasked on innovative reporting as pandemic lingers

EFCC detains 20 suspected internet scammers in Imo

Thailand economy shrinks most since 1997 on tourism collapse


Its ridiculous that Kano can prosecute Benue-born barber for cutting hairstyle requested by his client Senator Abba Moro

Lai demands APC Kwara membership registration cancellation

Kano PDP demands arrest of APC chair, alleges incitement

Ex-Okorochas deputy remembers late wife as court nullifies impeachment

Buhari, National Assembly, govs hail Okonjo-Iwealas emergence as WTO boss

Petrol subsidy may hit N11.2bn per week

How Nigeria can benefit from Okonjo-Iweala-led WTO LCCI

Naira gains slightly, exchanges for 473/$

Uncompleted projects: Senate chides DPR for paying N1.8bn

Reps condemn $750m annual loss to gas flaring

Gas supply increase raised power generation by 3,358MW NNPC

African Alliance pays N967m claims in 40 days

Stock investors gain N60bn as Seplat, 30 others rise

Abiodun hosts five northern govs over herdsmen attacks today

Lekki estate residents list conditions for tollgate reopening

Oyo plans panels on Shasha crisis, Igboho fund hits N22m

US court sentences international fraudster, Invictus, today

Strike hits varsities hard, students battle filth, water, power problems

After forfeiting embezzled money, Yari should be prosecuted SANs, others

Police deploy 6,000 operatives in North-West, North-Central over banditry

Herders group condemns census for herdsmen, livestock breeders

Man who strangled delivery agent in Rivers sentenced to death

Imo community occupation: Ohanaeze splinter group knocks Uzodimma, soldiers

NAFDAC receives dossiers of four COVID-19 vaccines for evaluation Minister

Osun suspends COVID-19 test for judiciary workers

Ebonyi kicks as LGs allege N6bn conversion, petition EFCC

Benue shuts boarding school as strange illness hits institution

UNICAL lecturers demand release of colleague kidnapped in Feb 2020

NSA, service chiefs, North-West govs, monarchs meet in Kaduna

Sule warns bandits as FG deploys mopol in Nasarawa

Ebola: FG puts health officials on red alert

Kidnappers in Ondo forest speak Fulfulde, says Akeredolu

Sunday Igboho is a child of circumstance Akeredolu

Panel never declared Lekki tollgate crime scene, says LCC

Ogun man arrested for stabbing wife to death alleging infidelity

Female serial convict jailed three years for issuing dud cheque

Lagos hotelier, wife jailed 40 years over spiritual cleansing fraud

Lovers found dead in Delta apartment

Okonjo-Iweala: PDP thanks Biden, silent on Buharis support

How authorities cancelled Naira Marleys Vals Day concert in Cameroon =Journalist

WTO: Youre a shining star, Okowa, Lawan, others celebrate Okonjo-Iwealas appointment

WTO: Okonjo-Iweala brought more honour to Nigeria -Buhari                                                                              


Petrol Retailers Seek Collaboration with FG on Refineries Repair

Major Marketers Call for Initiative to Mitigate Effect of Petrol Price Hike

Ikeja Electric Introduces Incentives for Whistle-blowers

FG: $10bn Required to Bridge Power Distribution Gap

North-west Govs Seek More Time for Ranching

At $63, Crude Oil Price Hits 13-month High

Na’Abba Blames Govs for Lack of Internal Democracy in Parties

Buhari Not Shielding Criminal Herders from Prosecution, Says Presidency

FG Targets Vaccinating 109 Million Nigerians in Two Years

Mohammed Seeks Cancellation of Kwara APC Membership Registration, Revalidation

South, Middle Belt Leaders Reject List of Appeal Court Justices

FG to Activate Emergency Response against Ebola Disease

Northern Elders Urge FG, States to Douse Ethnic Tension

Court Quashes Imo Ex-deputy Gov’s Removal

Lalong Directs Security Operatives to Halt Bloodbath as Herdsmen Kill Four…

Kidnappers in Ondo Forest Speak Fulfulde, Says Akeredolu

PDP Blames Perceived Internal Crisis on APC’s Bid to Destroy Opposition

Jonathan Seeks End to Election Litigations

Nigeria Has Achieved 20% Reduction in Emission, Says FG

OPEC Lauds Okonjo-Iweala on Confirmation as WTO Head

House Minority Caucus Hails Okonjo-Iweala’s Emergence as WTO DG

FG Lauds Okonjo-Iweala’s Appointment as WTO DG

New WTO DG, Okonjo-Iweala, Lists Priorities as She Assumes Office March…

Sylva: Nigeria to Eliminate Gas Flaring by 2025


NIRSAL facilitates N148bn agribusiness investments

Nigeria needs FDIs to fund capital projects ‘Chukwu

Anambra govt hails Okonkwo on launch of United Nigeria Airlines

Dr Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala appointed WTO DG

Nigeria losses $750m to gas flaring annually -Reps

Let Amotekun commence operations in Ogun, monarch tells Abiodun

Agbaso floors Okorocha as court quashes ex-Imo deputy govs impeachment, 8 years after

Dont be cajoled into mayhem, Adamu tells northern youths

COVID-19: NAFDAC receives vaccines, begins evaluation PTF

Oyo violence: Tambuwal condemns destruction of lives, property

Move soldiers out of Orlu Ohanaeze

Lalong tasks security agencies as herdsmen kill 4 in Plateau

Insecurity: Sword of Damocles over Nigeria’s head

Nigeria plans tech ascendancy through Czech partnership


We need to get global economy going again, Okonjo-Iweala speaks on new appointment

I’m still in PDP ‘ Jonathan

Kaduna to conduct Local Government Election May 15

Tambuwal, Matwalle, commend gov Emmanuel for peace in Akwa Ibom

Lai Mohammed demands for cancellation of ongoing APC registration, revalidation exercise in Kwara

Nigeria, Ghana to rekindle athletics meet, says IAAF instructor Nesiama

Economic outlook for 2021 not good

You can’t regulate health workers, JOHESU, AHPA charge NMA

COVID-19: 109m Nigerians to be vaccinated in 2 years, says NPHCDA

Africa’s confirmed COVID-19 cases top 3.75m

NCDC to launch platform for COVID-19 results’ verification

Nigeria to get 1.4m doses of vaccines donated by MTN

Nigeria records 29 cases of COVID-19 variant found in UK’ NCDC

7 people infected with Ebola in Guinea ‘ WHO

Court remands two over alleged attempt to kill village head

Ex-Oyo High Court deputy Chief Registrar jailed over dud cheque

Breaking: New petrol price imminent as landing cost hits N180 per litre

Adebayo hails Okonjo-Iweala’s appointment as WTO D-G

Breaking: Makinde, 4 Northern govs in closed-door meeting over Shasha market mayhem

Shasha market mayhem: Oyo APC sues for calm, peaceful coexistence

Makinde to constitute judicial panel of inquiry over Shasha market mayhem

PDP laments Ibadan crisis, calls for calm, investigation

COVID-19 awareness: NCDC launches campaign ‘6232

COVID-19: FG to vaccinate 109 million Nigerians in two years

Assets Declaration: Group urges Buhari to sack NDDC sole administrator


More Trouble For Trump After Impeachment Acquittal

Oil Price Hits 13-month High As Brent Crude Climbs To $63.32

Criminal Herders Are Being Tried, Convicted ‘ Presidency

Nigeria Records 24 COVID-19 Deaths In 1 Day

Troops Kill 81 Terrorists In Borno

Jonathan Denies Rumoured Move To APC

Minister Seeks Cancellation Of Kwara APC Membership Registration

PDP In Disarray As Wike, Secondus Rift Deepens

#EndSARS: Sanwo-Olu Orders Investigation Into Alleged Brutalisation Of Lekki Toll Gate Protesters

NCPC Boss Condemns Herdsmen Attacks On Bassa, Calls For Peace

WTO: Iwealla’s Appointment Brought Honour To Nigeria ‘ PMB

More Trouble For Trump After Impeachment Acquittal

IGP Sets Up Operation Puff Adder II To Tackle Insecurity

FG Begins Verification Exercise For Employees


It is wrong for Buhari, NASS to ignore calls for restructuring ‘ Ayorinde

CBN disburses N4bn for rice production in Jigawa

Nigeria collaborates UN to organise national food systems dialogue

IGP deploys intelligence team, 4 mobile police units, helicopter to Oyo

Ways we’re harnessing, strengthening Nigeria digital ecosystem ‘DG NITDA

COVID-19: Nigeria records 574 new infections, total now 146,928

Governor Bello approves establishment of Kogi Council of Information

JUST IN: Northern govs visit Makinde over Shasha market crisis, to meet stakeholders on Tuesday

Service Chiefs will give us new direction on how security would be handled ‘ NSA

Hotelier, wife bag 40 years jail term each for fraud

EFCC arrests 28 suspected internet fraudsters using pseudo names to defraud victims

Insecurity: IGP flags off Operation Puff Adder II in Abuja

Reps call for review of Nigeria’s energy policy, unhappy over policy somersault

Late Prof Ibidapo-Obe restored confidence in Nigeria’s education system ‘ First Tech-U chancellor


Court declares Adasofunjo family owner of Aiyetoro village land in Ijede

Murder of ex-chairman: NBA wants killers brought to book

39.8% private candidates pass 2020 WASSCE

Stop preaching prosperity without hard work, Obi tells Christian leaders

Sanwo-Olu: those who brutalised protesters wont go free

Tolling at Lekki tollgate wont resume soon, says LCC

Glo subscribers to enjoy YouTube time-based plans

29 UK COVID-19 variant in Edo, Kwara, Osun, Lagos, Oyo, FCT

Okorocha cannot hijack Imo varsity, says govt

Mobile banking, PoS transactions drive digital payment

Support for mining will grow economy, says minister

Makinde promises justice for Shasha victims

Most killer herders speak Fulfulde Akeredolu

Kaduna holds council polls May 15

PTF raises the alarm over new Ebola outbreak

Residents list conditions for reopening of Lekki toll gate


Jonathan hails Okonjo-Iweala’s emergence as WTO DG

WTO job: Buhari, Atiku congratulate Okonjo-Iweala

Presidency urges police to publish names of Fulani herdsmen undergoing trial

Warmongering: My message to the Nigerian media ‘ By Kadaria Ahmed

Tonto Dikeh’s Ex-Husband, Churchill Introduces Rosy Meurer As His Wife

BUA Cement declares FY2020 profits of N95bn

Herdsmen: Senator Adeola vows to join kinsmen in self-defence if killings don’t stop

Reconcile With Your Twin Before Preaching Unity’ ‘ Activist Calls Out Peter Okoye


Tambuwal, Matawalle urge collective effort to tackle insecurity

COVID-19: Nigerian students expresses mixed feelings over virtual lectures

Four OPC members in police net for beating a 35-year-old man to death

Amotekun arrests four suspected kidnappers

SERAP asks court to stop Buhari from using CAMA 2020 to target activists

Troops Eliminate 81 Boko Haram Fighters, Lose a Soldier from Landmine

NAFDAC cautions clearing agents, importers

Panic in Bayelsa community as crude oil mysteriously erupts from ground


4 die as Lalong orders security to quell crisis in Bassa villages

Many educated Nigerians undermining national security – NSA

El-Rufai: Bandits becoming bolder, audacious

Six girls killed as explosion hits Zamfara village

Fuel may sell for N190 as crude oil now $63/barrel

We want criminals flushed out of forests – Miyetti Allah

Police arrest 40 suspects for kidnapping, cattle rustling in Adamawa

All COVID-19 vaccines carry certain amount of risk — FG

Fresh fuel price hike will cause public restiveness – PDP


COVID-19: Nigeria records lowest daily infections since December

Health centres in Bayelsa shut over workers strike

WHO expresses worry over 4 suspected Ebola deaths in Guinea

Nigeria needs 564 million additional condoms for adequate coverage Report

My husband attempted to behead me Woman tells court

Man allegedly steals phones worth N11.6 million

EFCC arrests 20 for alleged internet fraud in Imo


Cyber fraud rises 534% as Nigerian banks lose N3.5bn

Here are reasons Wincover Heights is good route to profitable investment

Nigeria’s transportation sector: Climate change and adaptation strategies (2)

Nigeria in need of business-friendly polices as investment pledges dip to 3-year low

CBN, bank CEOs, experts to hold summit on how to exit recession

For Okonjo-Iweala history beckons as WTO names first woman DG

Naira loses 1.24% at Investors’ market as dollar shortage worsens

Seplat’s oil-induced rally spurs NSE’s positive start to new week


BREAKING: WAEC Opens Registration Of School Candidates’ WASSCE 2021

WAEC Releases 2020 Private Candidates Second Series WASSCE Results [Detailed Speech In Video]

Why Nigeria’s Political Space Requires Urgent Fixing ‘Ubani

Delta To Revoke Undeveloped Land Allocations

Lai Mohammed’s Outburst Confirms APC Membership Registration Sham ‘ PDP

Ebola Returns To W’Africa As Region Battles COVID-19

Shasha Crisis: Embrace Peace, Dialogue, Segelu Urges Residents

COVID-19: UNFPA Donate PPE’s To 36 Health Facilities In Gombe

Youths Partner Security Agencies To Curb Crime In Lagos community

Address Issue Of Poverty To Reduce Burden Of Ill Health In Nigeria- Expert


PDP cautions against another fuel price hike

Edo IDPs seek scholarships, others from govs, FG, Int’l agencies

NEMA denies sacking 48 workers

2023: PDP intensifies efforts for more youth participation in elections

2023 : Our party is intact to maintain power -Senator Sankara

Insecurity: Okowa urges support for ranching

No part of Nigeria will suffer neglect under Buhari ‘ Boss Mustapha

Medical consultant warns against self-medications


Husband stabs wife to death over alleged infidelity

BRT bus rescues stranded passengers, catches fire

Service Chiefs to Nigerians: We’ll end security challenges

Secondus: External forces behind alleged PDP crisis

DPO presides over APC membership registration

Sanwo-Olu orders probe into brutalisation of protesters


Okonjo-Iweala on WTO job: We’ll shape policies to get global economy going again

Linkage grows premium by 28%, pays N2.4bn claims in 2020

Stock market opens week on a positive note, gains N69bn

Defiant Shell files int’l arbitration against Nigeria over oil spill case

DG NYSC tasks Corps members on modern trend in Agriculture

South-south states and their plans for waste disposal, management


Covid-19: FCT Court convicts 33 persons over violation of guidelines

National Assembly moves to curb electoral violence

WTO: Ekweremadu Congratulates Okonjo-Iweala

South-South group condemns bribery allegation against Timipre Sylva

Yoruba group vows to mobilise against troublemakers in South-West

Abariba urges Buhari to disown killer herders

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