Nigerian Newspapers Headlines, Thursday, 18 February 2021

Nigerian Newspapers Headlines


PDP govs ask President to appoint substantive IG

Kwara APC youths ask Buhari to sack Lai Mohammed

Strange disease: Benue to assess boarding school before reopening

JOHESU is a conspiracy among allied health workers to fight doctors NMA General Secretary, Ekpe

Insecurity in Nigeria has reached crisis level PDP, Atiku

Buhari doesnt rig elections, APC cant win Anambra -APGA

Delta private school owners protest multiple taxes

Bandits: Defend yourselves, minister tells Nigerians

COVID-19: South Africa begins vaccination of healthcare workers

Troops kill several bandits in Kaduna, recover arms

Alvan Ikoku college lecturer slumps, dies in lecture hall

External reserves down by $565m in two weeks

Court blocks Shells bank accounts over alleged oil loss

FG to borrow $1.2bn for agric mechanisation, others

Fuel price hike looms nationwide as marketers meet

Power grid collapses, plunges Lagos, others into darkness

AfDB gets $668.1m from Japan for concessional loans

Dismissed cop supplied five AK-47 rifles for Offa bank robbery Suspect

Aisha Buhari birthday greetings absent as Presidents wife clocks 50

N42bn personnel cost for 2019 was blocked from being stolen ICPC

Hisbah panel probes official caught with housewife in Kano hotel

Delta pregnant lawyer killed as robbers open fire on vehicle

Man remanded for alleged rape, impregnating Katsina 16-year-old girl

Rivers okays N12.4bn for two Port Harcourt flyovers

FG okays N62bn for Benin-Ore Road, others

Experts urge Lagos to maintain digital policy consistency

Sanwo-Olu seeks Return Historys to school curriculum

FCTA bans open grazing in Abuja, establishes RUGA in three area councils

IG drafts 150 anti-kidnapping forces in FCT

Three killed, houses razed in Borno IDP camp fire

Niger school invasion: Bandits tied 42 abductees in pairs, fled to bush on motorbikes Resident

Protesting workers shut OAU gates over hazard allowance

Governors must use talks with bandits to end killings Matawalle

Youths, traders attack Niger deputy govs house over market demolition

South-East farmers demand N9bn from FG over herdsmens menace

WTO: My performancell open doors for Africans, women, says Okonjo-Iweala

Popular American radio host Rush Limbaugh dies at 70

Kagara: Students abduction aimed at depriving north education -Govs

ICYMI: Rivers pastor who cancelled wedding over lateness dies one year after wifes death

Lagos police arrest man for beating wife to death

Electricity grid suffers first collapse in 2021

Kagara abduction shows FG not doing enough to protect lives- Amnesty

Kagara: FGll deploy all resources to free abducted students Lai Mohammed

Wife kills husband for calling another woman in her presence in Ondo                                                                            


CBN Directs Banks to Open Dollar Account for Remittances

Large Chunk of Nigerias Identity Data in Silos

FX Market: CBN Intervened with $10.308bn in Six Months

PDP Govs Restate Case for Decentralised Police

Okonjo-Iweala: My Emergence will Open Doors for Women

FEC Approves N62bn Contracts in FCT, Works, Water Resources Ministries

Clark: It’s Criminal to Equate N’Delta Militants with Bandits

FG to Convert N10tn CBN Financing to 30-year Debt

IMF Backs CBN, Cautions against Cryptocurrency Transactions

Analysts Project $100 Supercycle for Oil Post-pandemic

Kagara Abduction: Atiku Cautions against Rewarding Criminality

Amnesty International: Attacks on Niger Students Undermine Right to Education

IG Deploys 150 Officers to Tackle Kidnappings, Killings in FCT

Senate Probes Alleged Exorbitant Charges, Extortion by Shipping Companies

Nigerians Must Condemn Land Invasion, Kidnapping, Killing, Says Bamidele

FEC Approves N62bn Works, Water Resources, FCT Projects

NIDCOM Petitioned over Killing of 40-year-old Nigerian in Johannesburg

ICPC Decries Leakages in MDAs, Mops up N189bn Unspent Funds

US Agency Intervenes in Herders’ Crisis, Preaches Peaceful Coexistence

PDP Tackles APC over Banditry, Abduction of Niger Students

Herdsmen’s Crisis: Matawalle Asks Northern Govs to Embrace RUGA

Zamfara N’Assembly Caucus Wants FG to Grant Bandits AmnestyDeji Elumoye and…

DPR Cautions Depot Owners against Hoarding Petrol

Court Rejects EFCC’s Request to Inspect Seized Cash Linked to Former…

Firm Pledges to Lift One Million Farmers Out of Poverty by…

Kano Shari’ah Official Allegedly Caught in Hotel with Married Woman

IMF Endorses CBN’s Policy on Cryptocurrency, Seeks FX Rates Unification


INEC expresses concern over political parties’ lack of internal democracy

PDP govs reject community policing

APC membership registration’ll consolidate democratic gains ‘Orajiaka

INEC expresses concern over political parties’ lack of internal democracy

Issues as 2014 confab report re-echoes in Reps

APC crisis deepens as Nabena takes on Lai Mohammed

AfCFTA needs Okonjo-Iweala’s support to succeed ‘MAN

FCMB boosts support to SMEs with N5m interest-free loan facility

Dangote debunks fraudulent scheme in Aliko Dangote Foundation’s name

NEPZA urges businesses to key into free trade zones to boost investment

Kidnapping: Police deploy anti-riot squad in FCT

Service chiefs nominees promise to improve nations security

Senate wants FG to declare state of emergency in security

Rivers community urges Wike to intervene in faceoff with Agip

Insecurity: Governors unite against open grazing

FG to begin repatriation of Nigerian refugees from Cameroon, Niger, Chad

DSS alarm on imminent religious, ethnic violence

Davido named one of the most influential people in the world by TIME Magazine


Power outages leave millions shivering in deadly US cold snap

Angry APC senators declare Buhari’s government incompetent

Buhari orders rescue as terrorists ‘herd’ Kagara students into forest

US charges N.Korean hackers in $1.3 bn theft scheme

Act now to prevent another civil war, Arewa Youth Forum tells Buhari

Crude production reconciliation creates rift in oil industry

EC approves N62.047b for Benin-Ore-Ajebandele road, others

PDP govs reject community policing, back state police

Bayelsa Assembly passes VAPP Act, endorses life jail for rapists

Lawan flays promotion of EFCC, ICPC above auditor general

Tension eases at Shasha community

WTO needs to show results on economic crisis, vaccines: Okonjo-Iweala

UN chief urges global vaccination plan for Covid-19

Death toll in DR Congo boat accident rises to 16

CBN sells $10.3bn at FX market in six months

Shareholders move to stop FG from borrowing unclaimed dividend

FG targets 500,000 employees under survival fund scheme

NLC wades into MWUN, Intels’ dispute, seeks peaceful resolution

Union tasks FG on employee support fund to cushion pandemic effect

NUT alleges fresh plots to destabilise primary, secondary education

DPR warns against petrol hoarding as crisis loom

Europa League returns amid complaints about Covid relocations

Court rejects EFCC’s prayer to inspect money seized from ex-NNPC GMD

Davido’s “If” Sells 500,000 Copies In The U.S, Earns Gold Certification

DPR warns depot owners against hoarding of petroleum products

New Covid-19 cases down 16 percent last week: WHO


Ebonyi Crisis: Govt orders deployment of more security personnel to warring communities

Edwin Clark urges Buhari to restore peace, trust to the Country

Yobe executive council approves N3.2bn for capital projects

Woman begs NHRC panel for justice for murdered brother

Visa expands practical business skills free education resources for small businesses, entrepreneurs

FG to begin repatriation of Nigerian refugees from Cameroon, Niger, Chad

How SARS tortured my brother to death, petitioner tells NHRC panel

How a lecturer slumped, died while teaching in Imo state

Matawalle briefs Buhari on security situation in Zamfara

FG’s capacity to end bandits’ attacks not in doubt ‘ APC

PDP, Atiku condemn Kagara abduction

APC will eat PDP for breakfast if Fani-Kayode leaves, Tanko replies Fayose

Our ex-governors to woo new members to PDP ‘ Saraki

PDP governors demand appointment of new IGP

Senate receives Buhari’s 2021 budget proposal for Police Trust Fund

Buhari won’t rig Anambra election for you, APGA tells APC

PDP: NWC divided over Secondus’ alleged failure

Just In: Saraki-led committee meets with PDP ex-governor

Catch up with time, APC scribe, Nabena replies Lai Mohammed

Bears maintain dominance on NSE, market drops further by N15bn

Africa leads global mobile money growth with 46 percent

Tension as 42-year-old man beats wife to death in Lagos

NUC approves degree programme for Dental College Enugu

Court remands butcher for allegedly defiling his 14-year-old stepdaughter

Court slams N500,000 bail on man over N36,500 cell phone theft

Two in court over N1.5m accommodation fraud

Resolve land dispute to avert bloody clash, Anambra community tells Obiano

Apapa gridlock: Sanwo-Olu’s traffic team helpless as miscreants, ‘okada’ riders take over road

Breaking: Troops in pursuit of abductors of Kagara school victims ‘ Army

IPAC condemns abduction of students in Niger

Northern governors condemn kidnap of students in Niger

HappeningNow: Governors meet in Aso Rock over insecurity

Breaking: Buhari summons Zamfara governor over insecurity in his state

EndSARS: Okitipupa LGA seeks N600m compensation from panel

Flyover: Osun to close olaiya intersection for 9 months

Development: Enugu witnessing influx of people, NSCDC boss tells Ugwuanyi


WTO: Okonjo-Iweala’s Emergence Will Improve Africa’s Trade Position ‘ Presidency

Offa Bank Robbery: How We Killed 11 Persons ‘ Suspects

Nabena Replies Minister, Says ‘Time Has Left You Behind

US Court Convicts Nigerian Over $11m Global Fraud Scheme

Boko Haram Kills 5 Mobile Policemen, 2 Civilians, Razes Boarding School In Yobe

13m To Benefit From Social Intervention Programmes ‘ FG

South Africa Vaccine Rollout Begins With President’s Jab

World’s First Human Trials Given Green Light In UK

Insecurity: Police Deploy 150 Special Forces In Abuja

Sanusi Advocates Strict Family Planning Laws

ICPC Mops Up N147bn Unspent Personnel Cost In MDAs

Juventus Fall To Porto As Haaland Breaks CL Records In Sevilla Clash

Insecurity: Nigerians Back Senate On Call For State Of Emergency

33 Years Of Road Safety Administration, Traffic Management In Nigeria, Journey So Far

Labour Laments States’ Refusal To Pay Minimum Wage

NNPC, DPR Warn Marketers Against Illegal Petrol Price Hike

Insecurity: CUPP Calls For National Dialogue, Demands Release Of Abducted Kagara Students

DISCOS Sabotaging FG’sMass Metering Policy ‘ NLC

EU Empowers 500 Dry Season Farmers With Input In Adamawa

No Hike In OSCOHTECH Tuition Fees, Says Provost


NALDA to launch program to encourage households to grow their own food

Bauch govt orders demolition of building where over 200 rounds of ammunition, other weapons were discovered

Why regular consumption of zobo drink with hypertension medication should be avoided ‘Expert

Stretched to breaking point: Emotional burden of caring for elderly with dementia

Why shipping investors shun Nigerian flag for vessels

COVID-19: Nigeria records 869 new infections, eight deaths

20 million children, women are mutilation victims in Nigeria ‘ Expert

Investors lose N15bn as equities market further depreciates

Saraki committee, PDP ex-governors brainstorm ahead of 2023

$3.5bn loan: Nigeria not fully complying with terms ‘ IMF

Banditry: Buhari, Service Chiefs resolve not in doubt, APC replies PDP

DPR warns depot owners against hoarding petroleum

Senate decries exorbitant shipping fees at Nigerian ports

Jeff Bezos overtakes Elon Musk, reclaims spot as world’s richest person

Nollywood actress Omotola trademarks her name

Okonjo Iweala: You have made Nigeria and Africa proud ‘ ACF

Insecurity: Governors meet in Aso Rock


Students flood UNILAG, YABATECH campuses despite online classes

MAN, LCCI raise concerns over rising inflation

Corruption deep at state, council levels, says PACAC

Minister petitions IG over alleged fake news

PDP governors fault centralised community policing

ICPC uncovers widespread budget fraud in MDAs

FEC okays road contracts in Ondo, Ogun, Nasarawa, Benue, others

EFCC urges Supreme Court to return Metuh to prison

Fresh mass abduction from school hostel sparks outrage

Banks to open dollar accounts with offshore lenders

Borno, Yobe elders demand recruitment of indigenes to protect liberated areas

Defence minister to Nigerians: dont be cowards, confront bandits

How Uzodimma is repositioning Imo, by commissioner

Court blocks Shells accounts over alleged oil theft

Brent hits $64 on oil supply curtailment

IMF backs CBN on cryptocurrency ban

JUST IN: Govs meet in Aso Rock to address insecurity

Judge recuses self from N2bn suit against Air Peace, others

EFCC urges Supreme Court to return Metuh to prison

Senate confirms Arghughu as Auditor-General

Residents flee over killings in Anambra community

No plans to sack Secondus, says PDP


U.S. to Pay Over $200m to WHO by end of February

SIM Registration: Restore our Source of Livelihood ‘ Association Pleads

FG to Begin Repatriation of Nigerian Refugees From Cameroon, Niger, Chad

Sheikh Gumi vows to visit Kagara over schoolchildren’s abduction

Davido Makes List Of TIME Magazine’s 100 Next Global Influential Leaders

Kagara abduction: ‘Go after the outlaws’ ‘ PDP charges security agencies


Nigeria may disintegrate over ethnic crises, Abdulsalami warns

Buhari, Okonjo-Iweala, Adesina chart path to development at Lagos economic summit

Full list of high-profile defections to APC in 1 week

Stiffer penalties coming for illegal firearms possession

Ondo Govt, Doctors Meeting End In Deadlock

Declare state of emergency on security now, NUT urges FG

Shell initiates an arbitration against Nigeria over spill

Isoko group writes Reps, seek PIB adjustments

Global peace group caution against influx of foreign militia herders in Nigeria

REA Director commissions project in Adamawa as Fintiri thanks FG for rural electrification

Bayelsa Govt Backs INEC On Deregistration Of Political Parties, Seeks Collaboration With IPAC


Insecurity: Governors meet in Abuja

We’re in hot pursuit of abductors of Niger students – Army

Tofa, others caution against profiling Fulani, Hausa as criminals

Bauchi govt demolishes house with 1,000 rifles

Police neutralise suspected bandit, recover AK47 rifles in Katsina

1 killed, 3 injured as smugglers engage customs in shootout in Lagos

6 soldiers killed, ammunition stolen as B/Haram dislodges troops

Onyeama, embassy reveal how Zulum saved Nigerian medical student in Egypt

26.8m poor Nigerians registered so far — FG


Politics has subsumed economics in Nigerias budgeting processes development expert

Global peace group warns against civil war Express concern over high rate of crime

IPMAN, BCO commends Buhari over nomination of Bawa as EFCC boss

Group Lauds Governor For Women Inclusiveness Princess Mimi Peters

Politics has subsumed economics in Nigerias budgeting processes development expert

Global peace group warns against civil war Express concern over high rate of crime


How Abia rose to attract third highest foreign investment in 2020

Government services and contracts: A path to growth for structured SMEs

Reduce high cost of governance, reflate the economy

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

Nigeria enters one of worst food crises in history

The new infrastructure company of Nigeria: Will it work

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

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


Improve Case Definition For Ebola, Expert Urges FG

Africa’s Confirmed COVID-19 Cases Top 3.76M

FCTA To Address Menace Of Scavengers, Drugs Abuse, Others

Anambra Assembly Expresses Worry Over Insecurity In State

NCC Distances Self From Recruitment Claims

Former Trump Plaza Atlantic City Casino Demolished

2023: Former Govs Committed To PDP Victory ‘ Saraki

Enugu Monarch Calls For Appointment Of Women Into Traditional Rulers’ Cabinet

Northern Govs Condemns Kidnap Of Kangara College Students

Kagara Abduction: UNICEF Condemns Attack, Calls For Release Of Students


National action committee on AfCFTA commences sensitisation

Civil war imminent in Nigeria, advocacy group cries out

Senate moves against exorbitant shipping fees at ports

Urban migration, poverty, trademark of Obianos administration

Senate considers Bill to uncover corruption in govt. agencies

Gunmen Abduct Students, Teachers From GSS Kalgara, Niger


Invictus Obi to spend 10 years in jail for $11m email scam

2023: NLC mulls floating new political party

We’ll rescue Kagara students, Defence Minister assures

FG: We won’t surrender Nigeria’s sovereignty

Govs: We’re distressed over 42 students, others’ abduction

FEC approves N62bn for road, water, other projects

ICPC stops N189bn MDAs’ personnel cost diversion

Blackout as national grid collapses second time in 3 months


Stand up against bandits, Magashi tells Nigerians

Revealed! How Bandits invaded Kagara, killed 1, kidnapped 27 students, 12 others

An afternoon with Nigeria’s chief technology officer

The choice of ex-service chiefs as diplomats

APC registration: Ebonyi targets over 1.7m members

Metuh: EFCC wants Supreme Court to set aside judgment

Puff Adder II deployment’ll strengthen security, dislodge criminal in FCT

Senate urges FG to establish cottage industries in 774 LGAs

Attacks on schools violate children’s rights -UNICEF


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