Nigerian Newspapers Headlines, Friday, 19 February 2021

Nigerian Newspapers Headlines


Democrats to unveil Bidens US immigration reform bill

Nigeria, Benin Republic meet over weapons, drugs smuggling

Ondo community decries herdsmen invasion, police harassment over cows death

Kano tricycle operators protest planned hike in levies

Abia removes 6,064 fraudulent names from pension list

Ondo CJ: Attorney General discontinues suit against Fagboyegun

Governors agree to compensate victims of herders, farmers clashes

Kagara abduction: Govt should pay ransom if Ex-DSS director, Ejiofor

Banks turning female marketers to sexual slaves -Senator

Experts rate economy as weak despite exit from recession

NNPC, marketers differ on petrol price, queues surface

Discos to pay for energy rejection NERC

Electricity generation drops as idle plants rise to 11

Banks cut borrowings from CBN over excess liquidity

Investors lose N130bn as 30 stocks slump

Stop deducting revenue before remittance, Reps tell NNPC

FG plans N493.4bn revenue from national assets sale

Customs target N1.47tn, Senate condemns duty collection outsourcing

Popular govt critic, Junaid Mohammed, dies at 71

Police operate in fear as herdsmen kill seven in Edo

Miyetti Allah faction backs Bauchi gov on carrying AK-47 rifles

Niger, Zamfara hold talks, troops locate students, workers in forest

Fani-Kayode visits Igboho, canvasses Nigerians be permitted to carry guns

Fayose, liability to PDP, says ex-National Assembly member

Cocoa growers ask Buhari to stop farmers killing by herdsmen

FG bars trainee doctors from joining strikes

Ex-Customs CG, Dikko, dies at 60

Ex-service chiefs list factors for failed anti-insurgency war

Ondo orders suit against CJ accuser dropped

Tension in Imo community over impending soldiers, IPOB groups clash

Student scolded for tainted hair attempts shooting teacher in Cross River

After reporting arms, ammunition recovery, I was arrested -Suspect

EFCC busts Internet scam training centre, arrests 27

Worker falls from eight storey building, estate tackles Lekki Gardens

Were prepared to release part of ECA for insecurity fight NGF

Gunmen kill riot policeman, steal rifle in Delta

Two nabbed for impersonating policeman, soldier in Lagos

Police go after invaders as cultists storm Osun school

Two babies, four passengers killed in Delta road crash

Many injured as hoodlums clash in Lagos

Self-defence: Minister calling for pure anarchy, says ex-DSS director, Ejiofor

PDP demands defence ministers sacking

Nigeria exits recession, records 0.11% growth in Q4

Kagara: Police committed to safe rescue of all abductees IGP

Insecurity: Defence ministers comment shows Buhari has failed -Afenifere

Kagara abduction: Some govs encouraging bandits attacks, says Odumakin

Buhari names Audi new NSCDC boss

World Bank names Senegals ex-finance minister to head IFC

How I was dragged into Nollywood- Patience Ozokwor

COVID-19 not excuse for non-performance, Wike tells govs

I embrace my baldness, old age gracefully- RMD

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Defence Minister under Fire over Call for Self-defence

NLC Declares Strike in 18 States over Minimum Wage

Buratai: Terrorism May Persist for Next 20 Years

FG, States Resolve to Deal with Troublemakers

FAAC Shares N640.3bn to FG, States, LGs for January

PDP Lifts Suspension on Elumelu, Six Other House Lawmakers

Suspected Herdsmen Kill Seven in Edo Communities

Yoruba Leaders Behind Igboho’s Eviction of Criminal Herders, Bandits, Says Fani-Kayode

Police Parade Suspected Killer of Nasarawa APC Chairman, 27 Others

Southern, Middle Belt Leaders Kick against Amnesty for Bandits

Edo Govt Not Ceding Any Land to Herdsmen, Says SSG

No Plan to Increase Fuel Price in February, NNPC Clarifies

Another Mobile Policeman Shot Dead, Rifle Carted Away in Delta

NCDC Issues Public Health Advisory on Ebola Disease

US Supports Nigeria’s Dairy Industry, Announces Training Programme for Stakeholders

House Summons PRODA DG, Board Chairman over Alleged Procurement Deception

Bauchi Govt to Demolish Building Stashed with Ammunition, Dangerous Weapons

Strange Illness Forces Benue Govt to Shut School

FG, States Meet over Insecurity, Resolve to Arrest, Prosecute Perpetrators of…

TCN Restores National Power Grid after Collapse in 45 Minutes

Bad Governance Responsible for Tension in Nigeria, Says Aliyu

NLC Declares Strike in 18 States over Minimum Wage

FG Awaits $1.2bn Loan Approval to Implement Critical Agric Initiative


Poor infrastructure may shortchange Nigeria in AFCFTA ‘ NACC

Bezos reclaims top spot as world’s richest man

Buhari appoints Orji as ES NEITI as Adio bows out

Second Republic legislator,Dr Junaidu Mohammed is dead

Insurgency, banditry may last 20 years Buratai

Army uncovers criminals hideout in Calabar, arrests suspects

New army spokesman calls for media support to end terrorism

Land tussle: Enugu community hail Ugwuanyis intervention

Minimum wage: NLC declares strike in defaulting states


Democrats to unveil Biden’s US immigration reform bill

Yoruba northern community leaders urge calm over Shasha crisis

Nigeria exits recession amid very weak growth

Bill against casualisation of labour passes second reading in senate

Experts fault NAFDAC on emergency approval for Oxford, AstraZeneca vaccine

Lawan flays promotion of EFCC, ICPC above auditor general

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

No plans to increase petrol price -NNPC assures Organised Labour, others

FG to convert $25.6bn CBN overdraft to 30-year debt

NAFDAC approves AstraZeneca COVID-19 vaccine

Hisbah confirms arrest of senior officer over affair with married woman in hotel

Africa is getting ready to roll out COVID-19 vaccines ‘ WHO

One in two South Africans infected by Covid: study and estimates

Air pollution caused 160,000 deaths in big cities last year: NGO

Anthony Joshua now UK’s first 100m boxer

FG, Brazil seal $1.2 billion loan to boost agric sector

NACC restates commitment to trade ties between Nigeria, United States

COVID-19 pushes 27m Nigerians into extreme poverty, says NLC

Sell-off persists as stock market plunges further by N132 billion

Power outages, water shortages as Texas shivers

Ivory Coast minister to meet ex-president Gbagbo to discuss return

6 children killed playing with old bomb in Uganda: police

Youths issue governors 7-day ultimatum to equip primary health care centres


Insecurity: Your failure to stop herdsmen impunities may lead to full-blown ethnic conflicts ‘ Moghalu tells Buhari

Man allegedly uses matchet to inflict injuries on members of vigilante group

Contractors responsible for failure of PAP ‘ Ijaw leaders lament

4 dead as truck rams into bus in Asaba

Man, 40, in court for allegedly setting ablaze property worth N16m

Breaking: Second Republic Lawmaker, Dr Junaid Mohammed dies at 73

After 6 months, Perseverance rover successfully lands on Mars ‘ CNN

Abdication: PDP demands Defence Minister’s sack

JUST IN: FG, states, LG share N640b

Minimum Wage: We are being sidelined, Delta primary school teachers cry out

COVID-19: Use AstraZeneca vaccine even if new variants are present, says WHO

Africa is getting ready to roll out COVID-19 vaccines ‘ WHO

COVID-19: WHO involves survivors to sensitise public

We owe N257,000 hospital bill, parents of quintuplets cry out

Arrest killers of our monarch, not killers of cows, Ondo community tells police

Amnesty for Bandits: PANDEF, Afenifere, Ohanaeze, M-Belt leaders blast Gumi


Patients, Relatives Groan As Hospitals Run Out Of Bed Spaces

After Conquering Cancer, Bello-Yero Sets Up Treatment Centre In Taraba

I Will Return To Igangan If’- Sarkin Fulani

Inflation: LCCI Expresses Worries Over Rising Cost Of Consumer Goods

Scores Feared Killed As Troops, IPOB Clash In Orlu

Indoctrination, Others Fuel Terrorism ‘ Ex-Service Chiefs

2023 General Elections:Nigeria Youths Seek Takeover Of Governance

Experts Divided Over Nigeria’s Recovery From Recession

NEXIM Bank Declares N4.5bn Profit In 3 Years


What the ruling elite fear most may come upon them

COVID-19: Nigeria records 877 new infections, total now 150,246

Herdsmen killings: Protesters take corpse to Edo Governor’s Office

Africa is getting ready to roll out COVID-19 vaccines ‘ WHO

NEXIM targets N1.2trn balance sheet in one year

Nigeria exits recession, grows 0.11 per cent in Q4 2020

TCN restores power to national grid after partial collapse

States to include non-indigenous/minority residents in security initiatives

Audit queries: Reps fault NNPC over deductions, insist all earnings must go into federation account

Senate seeks to prohibit casual jobs for graduates in Nigeria

We can decentralize policing within 10 days ‘ Ekweremadu

Matawalle calls on Nigerians to disregard ‘Not all bandits are criminals’ attributed to him

Osun orders closure of secondary school over invasion of cultists

NEC agrees on compensation for herders/farmers clash victims


Governors, Abdulsalami: Ethnic profiling, clashes can trigger civil war

Alleged N1.4b fraud: EFCC closes case against ex-NBA President Usoro

Buhari appoints heads for NEITI, NSCDC, Correctional Service

NAFDAC approves emergency use of AstraZeneca vaccine

Dont issue death certificates to the living, Mamora tells doctors

Abiola, Afenifere begged Jakande to serve under Abacha, says family

PDP lifts suspension on House Minority Leader, 6 others

NEXIM eyes N1.2tr balance sheet in 2022

NEC asks States to compensate herders/farmers crisis victims

Africa getting ready to roll out COVID-19 vaccines WHO

VIDEO: Defend yourself against bandits, Defence Minister tells villagers

IGP compromised competence in posting Rivers CP, says Wike

Orlu: 33 clerics, elders allegedly detained as Army searches for ESN camps

Miyetti Allah defends Bauchi Gov, blasts Ortom, Akeredolu


Breaking: Olonisakin, Buratai, others storm NASS for screening as Non carrier Ambassadors

NLC says FG deliberately allowed national security to deteriorate

Senate demands state of emergency as bandits seize pupils in Niger State

We need N200m for registration exercise Anambra -APC

Repentant Bandit reveals motive behind Kankara boys abduction

Rumble in PDP as alleged plot to oust Uche Secondus thickens

Equip every Nigerian with an AK 47 & see if they will still run Fani Kayode to Defence Minister

2023: Wike holds meeting with former Abia Governor, Kalu

2023: Ticket not on sale PDP reacts to adopting Atiku as presidential candidate

Abdullahi Dikko, former comptroller-general of the Nigeria Customs Service (NCS), is dead

President Buhari Appoints New CG For Civil Defence, Correctional Service

BREAKING: Governor Akeredolu Dissolves State Executives

EFCC Plans on sending Metuh back to Prison

EU puts WTO at the heart of greener trade reform push

Nigeria, China in CNY1.75bn bilateral currency swap


How conflicting COVID-19 protocols forced UAE to suspend flights from Nigeria

Insecurity: States to cede own share of ECA, others to arms’ purchase

Many killed in fresh attacks in Niger

NUC approves degree programmes for Enugu Federal Dental College

South, M/Belt leaders reject amnesty for bandits

TCN recovers power grid, installs 60MVA transformers

IMF backs CBN on cryptocurrency stance

Rape victim identifies neighbour among her kidnappers

Benue still endemic to 5 neglected tropical diseases

Anxiety in Bayelsa community as crude oil erupts

COVID-19: Edo govt seals business outfits for flouting guidelines

FG trains 124 monitors for social investment programme

Yobe health scheme beneficiaries to enjoy basic services

Anambra gov’ship poll vital to APGA’s survival – Soludo

FCTA bans open grazing in Abuja

Minister assures on opening Apo-Karshi road before rains


Nigerian Economy is out From Recession ‘ FG

Self Defence: ‘It’s A Call For Anarchy’ ‘ Ex-DSS Director Replies Defence Minister

Billionaire Businessman, E-Money Gifts His Friends Luxury Cars On His 40th Birthday

We’ll rescue kidnapped Kagara schoolchildren ‘ IGP Adamu vows

Peace of Niger Republic must matter to Nigeria ‘ Buhari

Lady Defends Apostle Suleman Amid Backlash Over Covid-19 Statement

Shasha Ethnic Clash Manifestation Of Barbarism ‘ MURIC

Bandits deserve sympathy ‘ Zamfara governor


Customs FOU Zone C intercepts unregistered drugs, others worth over N869m

Senate moves to block revenue loss from medical tourism

Why The Choice Of Ex-service Chiefs As Diplomats Is Best For Nigeria

Controversy trails Bar. Muruakos confirmation as FRC Boss

Orji Ogbonnaya Orji is new NEITI Executive Secretary

COVID-19: FG expands NSR to improve lives of 20million informal urban workers


2023: How defections, internal crisis threaten PDP

Nigerian Idol Season 6 To Hit TV Screens

Nigeria’s best and worst performing sectors in 2020

Nigeria limps out of recession in Q4 with 0.11% growth

For post-pandemic financial opportunities, Nigeria must reposition to global realities ‘ Edeh

How Abia rose to attract third highest foreign investment in 2020

MTN taps Mastercard to upstage Safaricom as Africa’s fintech giant

The Nigerian state only listens to the language of violence!


PDP Lifts Suspension On Elumelu, Okechukwu, Others As BoT Backs Saraki Committee

Stop Using COVID-19 As Excuse Not To Provide Infrastructure, Wike Tells Govs

Elder Statesman, Dr. Junaid Mohammed Is Dead

Anti-Gay Law: U.S. Should Not Dictate To Nigeria

Still On The Postponed National Sports Festival

Weak Productivity In Agriculture, Others Responsible For High Inflation Rate ‘ LCCI

Negotiate Trade Policies To Boost Export Of Nigerian Products, Awolowo Tells Ambassadors-Designate


Troops kill two terrorist in Yobe State

Senate moves to block revenue loss from medical tourism

Senate confirms Muruako as FRC chairman amid protests

Senate screens former Army chiefs nominated as non career Ambassadors

Army says it is trailing abductors of Kagara students

Foreign Minister decries abduction of students in Niger State


Wage: NLC to embark on strike in defaulting states

Kagara abduction: IGP deploys 4 MOPOL units, Special Forces

Govs to FG: Equip security agencies to tackle insecurity

NEC endorses prompt arrest, prosecution of criminals

Ex-Service Chiefs: Why we failed to tackle insecurity

NNPC forecloses fuel price hike in February

Nigeria’s economy exits recession with 0.11% growth

FG, states, LGs share N640.310bn in January


Buratai @Senate screening: Why terrorism may persist for the next 20 years

Senate moves to stop casual jobs, blames banks for turning female marketers into prostitutes

Fraud’: How N159m was traced to Turaki’s bank account, Witness tells court

FG’s road intervention rescued us from challenges ‘ Rector Nasarawa Poly

Over 72m children exposed to sexual violence ‘ SCI

Taraba Perm Sec salutes Gov Ishaku for providing medical bills of Royal Fathers

Ensure safety of lives, property, Niger gov charges police

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