Nigerian Newspapers Headlines, Wednesday, 17 February 2021

Nigerian Newspapers Headlines



Dubai princess says she is held ‘hostage’, fears for her life

Trump sued for Capitol attack under ‘Ku Klux Klan Act

Biden effect: Saudi hastens trials, placates rivals

Obinwanne ‘Invictus Obi’ Okeke gets 10-year jail term for fraud

Terrorists, bandits killed 8,279 Nigerians in 2020, says U.S. report

NSCDC officers charged on discipline, integrity

Benue rescues 66 indigenes from traffickers

El-Rufai says ranching will end herders, farmers’ clashes

Court refuses to vacate order against Ibrahim’s seized assets

Crypto restriction opens Nigeria to fresh foreign scramble

Without police background, Bawa becomes EFCC boss

Reps pledge rejig of NDDC, lament $750m yearly loss to gas flares

Nigeria inflation surges to 33-month high

COVID-19: NCDC registered 8 deaths, 574 new infections

Bottlenecks as National Assembly debates Petroleum Industry Bill

Hoarding of registration materials ploy to hijack APC in Kwara ‘ Chieftain

NDLEA intercepts ‘fake military officers’ with 234kg parcels of drug

Bandits kill two, explosion injures seven kids in Kaduna

Gunmen kill Benue university student

Killer of Jumia delivery agent sentenced to death by hanging

39 dead as Indian bus veers off road into canal

5G phones may interfere with aircraft: French regulator

2,000 civilians killed in eastern DR Congo in 2020: UN

Headline inflation reaches 16.47 per cent

Nigeria’s industrial sector needs competition for price control

Mastercard, MTN empower consumers to transact on global platforms

Firm plans $2.9 billion deep seaport project in Delta

UK plans $150 million waste plants in Lagos

Government urged to prioritise vaccination of seafarers, dockworkers against COVID-19

Stakeholders lament unfavourable government policies at ports

Stock market bearish as capitalisation plunges by N41 billion

Nigeria, 17 others testing 5G in Africa

Facebook, Instagram new policies prevent 5.9m suicide, self-injury content


Two killed in Kaduna attacks, explosion injures seven children

FGll support massive investments in Lagos Buhari

FG subsidises electricity by N50bn monthly, says minister

Marketers raise petrol price to N170, depots suffer shortage

CBNs fight against inflation failing, say economic experts

Experts blame insecurity as inflation hits record 16.47%

56.1 million poor Nigerians not in database FG

Another River investment firm flees with depositors funds

Ogun monarch alleges arms build-up as Makinde, Abiodun host northern govs

Bandits invade Niger again, kill 10 vigilantes, youths, kidnap 24

EFCC defends new chair as graft allegation surfaces

Nigeria moving towards disintegration, Abdulsalami warns

ACF, Afenifere, others fault Buharis silence on herders menace

PDP mocks APC as ex-gov Daniel defects to ruling party

Amaechis loyalists celebrate factions victory at Supreme Court

Senate seeks to ban carrying illegal firearms

We dont post corpers to volatile areas NYSC

Troops battle Katsina bandits, force gunmen to flee

Explosion kills seven Zamfara young girls fetching firewood

OPC berates Bauchi gov for backing herdsmen carrying AK-47

Court summons Ohakims ex-mistress, ex-gov demands N5bn for libel

Alleged N69.4bn debt: Jimoh Ibrahim loses bid to reclaim firms

Malami canvasses creation of herdsmen regulatory agency

Gunmen kill two Operation Delta Safe policemen, cart away rifles

Suspected cultists gun down female undergraduate in Benue

New EFCC boss Bawa not involved in illegal sale of trucks -Agency

Okonjo-Iweala, five other women who head international bodies

Lai Mohammed under fire for using FGs handle to tweet on APC crisis

Buhari attributes violence in Nigeria to people with resources, influence

Trump sued for Capitol attack under Ku Klux Klan Act

UNN lecturer suspended for alleged sexual harassment of student

Seven released Abia convicts arrested in Imo with stolen SUV

CJ kicks as brother fingers judge over three-year detention

400-level Dutse varsity student commits suicide on Valentines Day

Policeman kills colleague, ex-Delta commissioner escapes death

Police arraign restaurant worker over N2.1m theft

Men in military uniforms arrested with 234kg drugs

Lessons from Okonjo Iwealas emergence as WTO DG

Regular exercisell boost immune system against COVID-19 Expert

Ondo CJ denies involvement in brothers remand for three years

Jimoh Ibrahim loses bid to reclaim seized properties

Malami advises FG to create agency for herdsmens activities

Procecutors absence stalls Jangs N6.3bn alleged fraud trial                                                                       


Okonjo-Iweala: It Cannot Be Business as Usual at WTO

Saraki: Jonathan Remains Committed to PDP

Buhari Charges Envoys to Project Nigeria as Indivisible Nation

Africa Must Produce to Benefit from WTO, Say Soludo, Rewane

With Inflation at 16.47%, Analysts List Ways to Curb Trend

Bandits Kill 10, Kidnap 24 Others in Niger Communities

Azman Flight with over 100 Passengers Bursts Tyre on Landing at…

Lagos to Shut Third Mainland Bridge for 48 Hours from Friday

INEC Receives 9,777 Requests for Additional Polling Units

Insecurity: House Cautions Govs against Inflammatory Statements

Court Rejects Request to Stop Adamu from Parading Himself as IG

OPC Accuses Buhari of Backing Foreign Herdsmen on ‘Fulanisation’ Agenda

Over N50bn Spent on Electricity Subsidy Monthly, Says FG

ACF Wants INEC to Convert Voting Points, Settlements to Polling Units

Akeredolu Orders Probe into Allegations against Ondo Chief Judge

House Minority Caucus Loses Two Lawmakers to APC

Again, NDLEA Nabs Suspected Fake Military Officers with 234kg Illicit Drugs

Kidnapping: FG to Install CCTV Cameras on Major Highways

Malami Advocates Pastoral Commission to End Herdsmen’s Crisis

Operators Identify Factors Discouraging Foreign Investors from Stock Market

Adegbite: Nigerias Gold Export Royalty among Worlds Lowest

Minister Laments Delay in Implementing UNDP Programme


2023: PDP reconciliation committee meets Jonathan

Service Chiefs: We won’t back down until Buhari includes S’East, Igbo group vows

Anambra APC needs N200m for membership registration ‘ Chairman, Ejidike

Anambra: With free, fair primary election, I will win APC ticket ‘ Okoye

APC revalidation exercise will boost party’s chances in 2023 ‘ Fadola

Enugu: Former Obasanjo aide Ejike Eze, others defect to APC

Nigeria’s ambassador to Germany revalidates APC membership, describes ruling party as best thing to happen to Nigeria

Inflation defies FG’s measures, hit 16.47% in January

IFAD partners Nigeria to lessen impact of COVID-19 on small scale farmers

FG spends over N50bn on electricity subsidy monthly

Ehingbeti Lagos Economic Summit: Buhari pledges more support to state

Federal Character Commission needs character

Assets declaration: Group urges Buhari to remove NDDC sole administrator

2023: Millions of Nigerians may be disenfranchised if -INEC chairman

Butchers raise alarm over uncertified beef in Rivers markets

Malami seeks creation of commission for pastoralism


FG spends over N50bn monthly on electricity ‘ Minister

Gunmen kill 2 policemen in Delta

Senate to amend NDLEA law over light punishment as bill passes 2nd reading

We’ll support security agencies in Oyo with over 2.5m members ‘ Oyo NATA

Shasha market mayhem: Kano govt donates N18.5m to victims

APC governors laud Aisha Buhari’s contributions to governance

NDLEA arrests 116 drug offenders in one year in Enugu

5 governors receive Gbenga Daniel into APC

Onyeama presents certificate to Nigerian medical student stranded in Egypt

2023: Reps ask INEC to review, increase number of state constituencies nationwide

SECOND COMING: Jonathan ready to offer PDP his experience, resources ‘ Saraki

Senate considers bill to uncover corruption in government agencies, private institutions

PDP, not FFK, will collapse if Fani-Kayode defects to APC, Tanko replies to Fayose

S’West PDP mocks APC over OGD, Omisore’s defection, says it’s defection from APC to APC

Rising inflation compounds manufacturing downturn ‘ MAN DG

UNN suspends lecturer for allegedly impregnating, threatening female student

We maintained zero tolerance for cultism, drug abuse, prostitution, other anti-social behaviour ‘ Elizade VC

Court dismisses suit seeking to stop Adamu from parading self as IGP

My wife holds romantic meetings with her ex-husband, man alleges

Labourer receives 12 strokes of cane for stealing phone in Kaduna

Gunmen kill BSU student in Makurdi

Job creation: Senate wants FG to establish cottage industries in 774 LGAs

Farmers/herders conflicts: ECOWAS must curb movement of foreign herders ‘ Ganduje

Sasa Crisis: Governors’ Forum will help rebuild market ‘ Govs

Pope Francis changes Vatican law, lightens sentences for convicted

Bandits kill traditional ruler, ten others, kidnap 24 in Niger

26.8m extremely poor Nigerians so far captured in nat’l social register,says FG

Just in: Jonathan’s COAS, Ihejirika, joins APC

Fulani Herdsmen/Kwara govt cautions communities against violence, xenophobic statements

Insecurity: Resuscitate all moribund industries, Senate tells FG

Despite opposition, Reps pass bill to establish power training institute for second reading

FG subsidising electricity supply with N50bn monthly ‘ Mamman

EFCC: Anti-Corruption Forum appeals to Senate to grant Bawa fair screening

APC will consolidate democratic gains with membership registration and revalidation ‘ Orajiaka

Herder-Farmer Crisis: Malami calls for creation of commission for pastoralism

Reps set up ad hoc c’ttee to probe N96.19bn Special Intervention Funds from 2015 to 2020


I’m Ready For International Challenges ‘ Okonjo-Iweala

4 Northern Governors, Akeredolu Storm Ogun To Resolve Ethnic Crisis In Southwest

#EndSARS: Lagos Panel Resumes Sitting With Adegboruwa, Rinu Absent

We Have Paid About N31bn to Pensioners Since 2018, Says Oyetola

Akeredolu Orders Probe Into Allegations Against Ondo Chief Judge

Lagos Assembly Hails LASUBEB For Positive Impact In Educational Sector

FG Spends Over N50bn Monthly On Electricity ‘ Minister

Group Urges PMB To Adopt Full Federal Character Principle

Ehingbeti: PMB, Okonjo-Iweala, Adesina Harp OnEconomic Development Of Lagos

Credit Repair Involves Finding Ways To Increase Credit Score ‘ Alex Miller

Abdulrasheed Bawa’s Appointment As EFCC Chairman, A Plus To Anti-corruption Fight

Kwara Cautions Residents Against Xenophobic Statements, Attacks

APC Revalidation: Gov Umahi, Fmr PDP Zonal Chair Registers With APC

Insecurity: Gov Fintiri Donates 30 Patrol Vehicles To Hunters

Farmers/Herders Crisis: Group Cautions Benue Gov Over Criticism Of PMB

Driver’s Licence Not For Vehicle Owners Alone, Says FRSC

Waste Disposal: 5 States Take Measures To Keep Environment Clean ‘ Survey

Be Mindful Of Nigeria’s Policy Direction, PMB Charges Ambassadors

We’ll support massive investments in Lagos State ‘ PMB

WTO: Your Appointment Well Deserved, Govs Tell Okonjo-Iweala

#EndSARS: Lagos Panel Resumes Sitting With Adegboruwa, Rinu Absent

We Have Paid About N31bn to Pensioners Since 2018, Says Oyetola

Akeredolu Orders Probe Into Allegations Against Ondo Chief Judge

FG Spends Over N50bn Monthly On Electricity ‘ Minister


Akinlade hails Abiodun’s visit to victims of killer herdsmen in Ogun

CAN congratulates Okonjo-Iweala over WTO appointment

Group set to wage war against maternal, child mortality in Ebonyi

2023 presidency: Any party that makes wrong zoning choice will lose out ‘Ortom

COVID-19: Nigeria records 1,368 new infections, 16 deaths

Reps urge INEC to commence review of state constituencies nationwide

Safe cosmetics: Senate to regulate sector, track consumer injury

Bitcoin now above $50,000 for first time as major companies consider cryptocurrencies

Rich, influential people responsible for upheavals in Nigeria, says Buhari

Senate considers bill to detect fraud in public, private corporations, agencies

Widow seeks N500m compensation from police, FG over husband’s death

Niger govt rescues 10 out of 21 travellers abducted by bandits

Nigerian COVID-19 variant under investigation in UK with 38 new cases found, British doctors say

Malami makes case for establishment of ‘pastoralism commission

FG captures 26 million Nigerians into national social register

Reps receive reports on diversion of $1.13bn crude oil revenue, four missing Nigerians


Daniel, ex-Army Chief Ihejirika, two Reps join APC

I didnt order probe of CJ, says governor

Police nab suspected ritualist with human parts

Presidency welcomes conviction of 5 ex-SARS operatives

Fed Govt to redeem N31.4b debts owed states

Reps, Finance Ministry spat over N2.8b payment to OPEC

Fed Govt spends N50b monthly on electricity subsidy

NBS: Inflation is 16.47 per cent

LCCI seeks greater role for Africa in world trade

We received request to create 9,777 new polling units INEC

Justice has not been served, says Magu

Shasha: NGF promises support for Makinde to rebuild market

Bandits kill 2, explosion injure 7 children in Kaduna

Group condemns Shasha crisis


Human rights suit: Justice Tsoho directs stoppage of charges

BREAKING: Buhari appoints 40-year-old investigator as new EFCC Chairman

FG shuts Lagos airport runway after landing mishap

Northern governors congratulate El-Rufai @ 61

Woman gives birth to sextuplets after 28 years of barreness and set of twins

Adopt full Federal character to heal injustice -South East professionals tasks Buhari

False military officers with 234 kg of illegal drugs intercepted by NDLEA

Nnamdi Azikwe Intl Airport wins ACIs 2020 award for best airport

WAEC releases NOV/DEC 2020 result for private candidates

Dont Report Sokoto Government Activities NUJ Sokoto


Those stirring tensions will lead Nigeria into major crisis ‘ Northern elders warn

Reno Omokri shares adorable photo of new baby named after Jonathan

We’ll identify, punish influential people causing nuisance in Nigeria ‘ Buhari

Over 30% Nigerians have Fertility Problems, Says Gynaecologist

Don’t dent Nigeria’s image abroad ‘ Buhari warns new ambassadors, others


Reps, FG contest Nigerias N2.8bn payment procedure to OPEC

Shasa crisis: Kano gives N18.5m to 185 indigenes

10 killed, 24 kidnapped in Niger

Ethnic crisis: Don’t attack Southerners in the North – Northern govs

How Dutse varsity student committed suicide

Police arrest man with human parts in Osun

Treat Nigerians abroad with dignity, Buhari tells new envoys

26.8m poor Nigerians registered so far — FG

Treat Nigerians abroad with dignity, Buhari tells new envoys

Stop politicizing recent killing in Yewaland

Nigeria imported N2.2tr wheat in 4 yrs — Minister

‘FG spends N50bn monthly on electricity subsidy’

Reps to probe MDAs over N96bn interventions

Prices of food highest in 12 yrs

‘Manual operations fuel corruption at seaports’

FG names Idu rail complex after Amina Mohammed

Dangote’s education intervention hits N10bn

FG urged to establish cottage industries in 774 LGAs

‘We got funds from Germany, others for Kano-Maradi rail’

Traditional medicine practitioner wants govt to support its members

Conjoined twins, doctors get N2m donation from foundation

Gunmen kill undergraduate in Benue

Man arrested with 10 number plates of stolen cars

Police kill 2 robbery suspects in Abuja

Court remands teen housewife over murder of hubby’s fiancée

How bandits are turning Kaduna communities to ghost towns

COVID-19: 13,833 households get palliatives in Funtua

Group to construct N2bn rehab center at ABU Teaching Hospital


Lawan, Omo-Agege applaud Okonjo-Iweala on her emergence as WTO DG

OPC accuses PMB of Fulanisation agenda, mourns LKJ

Senate receives Buharis request for Bawas confirmation as EFCC Chairman

Igbo professionals sue for calm over exclusion in security appointments

Farmers/herders crisis: Group cautions Ortom over constant attacks on President Buhari


How CBN’s targeted financing is reviving Nigeria’s ailing power sector

Nigeria enters one of worst food crises in history

Why people in flood prone arrears need insurance now

Sustaining Nigeria’s economic growth hangs on improving agricultural revenue, says expert

Why MTN is partnering African Union to help vaccinate 7m health workers

WAICA Re to back CSR project with $100,000

Ehingbeti: Okonjo-Iweala, Mo Ibrahim want Lagos to prioritise job creation, infrastructure

Food prices in Nigeria rise to highest in 12yrs

Nigeria’s January inflation rate jumps to 34-month high on rising food cost


Nigeria On The Verge Of Breakup ‘ Abdulsalami Abubakar

We’ll Meet Infrastructural Need Of Various Sectors ‘ Fashola

APC Delegation Meets Hon. Lam-Adesina, Urges Him to Return Home For Rebuilding

Stakeholders Urge CBN To Regulate Cryptocurrency

Lagos Seals Five Companies Over Zero Tolerance To Illegal Development

Ekiti Sports Council Hails Ban On Use Of School Fields For Social Activities


Address growing insecurity now, group tells President Buhari

Insecurity; Senate moves to curtail the proliferation of illicit arms

DPR disowns appointment letter linked to Presidential Aide

SGoF vows to build capacity of surveyors for optimal performance

Why the rot in Foreign ministry will continue NigPilot


President sidelines police, opts for Bawa, 40, as EFCC chair

NBS: Food items, essential services’ prices push inflation to 16.47%

2023: Saraki, PDP leaders parley Jonathan

Ehingbeti: Lagos key to Nigeria’s economic fortunes ‘ FG

Ex-SARS operative bags death sentence for murder

Buhari reads riot act: I’ll deal with troublemakers

Azman aircraft overshoots Lagos airport runway, facility closed

FG spends N50bn monthly to subsidise electricity

Asthma inhaler can reduce COVID-19 by 90%

Gov to FG: Ban cattle movement, open grazing

Vessel purchase: Ship owners accused of round tripping

Govt’s intervention as pathway to market growth

Lekki Port to become transshipment hub

CBN injects $21.18bn in forex market in 11 months

African Alliance settles N967m claims in 40 days

Report: HSBC, others lost $23bn in brand value in 2020

Nigerian seafarers battle ship owners for 79.08% wages

BCG: Financial inclusion, others’ll drive Nigeria’s economic recovery

Why political parties lack internal democracy by Na’Abba

APC Registration: We’ve exceeded 12m membership registration target


INEC has received 9,777 requests for additional polling units ‘ Chairman

Insecurity: Senate moves to impose stiffer penalties on illegal firearms bearers

Convert voting points, point settlements to PUs, ACF urges INEC

Senate considers Bill to uncover corruption in public, private institutions

Bandits kill 2, explosion injures 7 children in Kaduna

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