Nigerian Newspapers Headlines, Saturday, 20 February 2021

Nigerian Newspapers Headlines

PUNCH  

America, transatlantic alliance back, says Biden

Only restructuring can save Nigeria from existential threats Group

FG redeploys 109 directors across ministries, departments

#EndSARS: Lagos panel orders prosecution of killer cops, awards N20m to victims

Rivers crisis: Amaechi APC faction deceiving members, Abe group alleges

Nigerias swift recovery from recession, biggest surprise -NEPC boss

How youths can chase old men like me out of politics -El-Rufai

NCC allocates 383 million new telephone numbers to operators

Protest: Gombe imposes curfew in LG

DPR woos investors for modular refineries

Implement report indicting disbanded SARS operatives, Wike tell IGP

US supports Ekiti farm with pregnant cows

Manufacturers seek full recovery from recession

Nigerias swift recovery from recession, biggest surprise NEPC boss

I fled to Niger Republic to avoid amputation, Maina tells court

Well protect Yorubaland against invasion, OPC, hunters, vigilantes assure South-West indigenes

Govt may swap abducted Kagara schoolchildren for arrested bandits

Give us state police, resource control now, El-Rufai tells FG

Why herdsmen in Ondo forests ignored Akeredolus eviction order Senator

EFCC: Lawyer sues Senate, asks court to stop Bawas confirmation

Orlu: Imo govt vows to prosecute IPOB security men

Adeboye demands Leah Sharibu release, family organises seven-day prayer

Reps to probe UK-based firms stake in HealthPlus

2022: Ekiti APC stakeholders will resist imposition Ojudu

Gunmen attack another Niger community, one killed, many feared abducted

Lagos govt must disclose amount it generates from tollgates Bode George

Imo govt seals estate linked to Okorochas wife

NDLEA partners France on fight against drug abuse

Implement report indicting disbanded SARS operatives, Wike tells IG

May God give Nigeria prudent, honest leaders like Jakande -Tinubu

Two killed as protesters kick against COVID-19 restrictions in Gabon

Negotiation for abducted Kagara students, others release at final stage Niger gov

Gombe protesters block highway over failure to name monarch

We got victims on dating sites, dispossess them of money, belongings -Suspected kidnappers

Jilted widower stabs lover in court over failed marriage proposal

Katsina female wedding guests feared abducted by suspected bandits

Four teenagers gang-rape 15-year-old girl on errands for mum

Fire guts school hostel in Kwara, destroys apartments

Paternity scandal: Shina Peter vows to take care of Funmi Martins son

Kim Kardashian files for divorce from Kanye West

Bitcoin hits $1trn in market value

Rep laments influx of displaced herdsmen in Kogi

Police parade teenage female student caught with gun

Abducted Kagara students, others to be released soon Zamfara bandits leader

Herdsmen: OPC, Agbekoya, others vow to protect Yorubaland against invasion

Why Nigeria may go from crisis to crisis Sam Adeyemi                                                                     

THISDAY

Bauchi Gov to Akeredolu: Herders Don’t Need Your Consent to Reside…

Shell Rattled by Restrictions on Bank Accounts, Moves to Vacate Order

COVID-19: Ondo Restricts Attendance at Akeredolu’s Inauguration Ceremony

Obaseki Accuses APC of Taking Advantage of Farmers/Herders Crisis

Seek Foreign Help on Insecurity to Avoid Food Scarcity, Lawani Urges…

Saraki Wants Solution to Crime from Stakeholders Meeting

NDLEA Seizes 1,292 Kilograms of Drug in Ondo Forest

Why Delta May Revoke Undeveloped Plots in Asaba, Others

NPA MD Calls for Women Participation in Politics

Buhari: Chad Very Supportive of Nigeria’s Fight against Insurgency

Valiant, NUPENG Resolve Row, Settle Sacked Workers Benefits in Full

SUN

LASU sacks 2 staff for admission racketeering, forgery

Nigeria should include African gods in oath-taking Guru Maharaj

Court dismisses suit seeking to declare Ohanaeze Ndigbo illegal

Insecurity: Tinubu warns against tribal, religious war in Nigeria

Cross River: Schoolgirl, boyfriend confess being cultists

Kagara kidnap: Gumi leads negotiation with bandits

NDLEA secures court order to destroy N150m illicit drugs

Obaseki seeks commercialization of ranching in Edo

Jakandes name synonymous with selfless leadership Sanwo-Olu

GUARDIAN

Biden pledges $4bn for global Covid-19 vaccine program

Boko Haram has transmuted to bandits, kidnappers – Sultan of Sokoto

2023: INEC, IPAC lament poor internal democracy in parties

Wike receives EndSARS panel report, urges IGP to implement document indicting disbanded SARS officers

Opposition fuelling tension over grazing land in Edo, says Obaseki

EFCC: Bawa gets 30 days to defend self in court as hurdles mount

Kagara abduction: Governor assures of imminent freedom

Lagos police arrest syndicate for allegedly gang-raping teenager

Wike receives EndSARS panel report, urges IGP to implement document indicting disbanded SARS officers

Bayelsa: Police nab two with truck load of stolen COVID-19 palliatives

Winter weather closes Texas chip plants, worsening shortages

Mali unveils plan for government, pledging jihadist talks

Georgia police detain dozens of pro-opposition protesters

IS claims killing of 4 Tunisia soldiers, beheading: SITE

IMF dismisses inflation concerns of Biden stimulus plan

Pfizer first dose 85% effective after 2-4 weeks: study

Deadly winter storm blankets eastern US in snow

Inaccessible spectrum cut-off 950m Africans from Internet

African airlines gain despite global slump in demand

South-West PDP dreams victory in 2023 presidential poll

VANGUARD

Court okays NDLEA’s request to destroy drugs worth N150m

EU Ban: NAQS discloses effort to make Nigerian beans acceptable internationally

U.S. supports Nigeria Dairy Industry, set to train stakeholders

What Fani-Kayode said about herdsmen at Sunday Igboho’s residence in Ibadan

CCB to investigate bribery allegation against staff- Official

Man, 29, in court over alleged breach of peace

NACCIMA pledges support for new ambassadors to attract investments

JUST IN: After 7 years of marriage, Kim Kardashian files for divorce from Kanye West

Kagara abduction: Take decisive action against criminality, FG told

I Am LAYCON’ breaks streaming record in Nigeria

Breaking: Bandits kill herder, truck driver in Kaduna’Commissioner

Herders vs farmers: Ebonyi govt seeks strict herders’ profiling

Buhari thanks Chad for security back-up

FG signs 25MW IPP agreement for Kano Free Trade Zone ‘Minister

Gombe govt imposes 24-hour curfew on Billiri LG

Ebonyi Exco: PDP appeals Abakaliki court judgment

Stanbic IBTC boosts Nigeria’s agriculture sector with low-interest loans

FG urges firm to commence full capacity steel operations

Trade Ministry to support SMEs as more than 700 benefit from P&G, BoI Academy

NSE moves 307.79m shares valued N2.91bn in bearish trend

Stakeholders speak on CBN’s N50bn commodity exchange, mop-up of produce

NSE moves 307.79m shares valued N2.91bn in bearish trend

FG, states, LGs share N640.3bn for January

French village says ‘no’ to Elon Musk’s space-age internet

Worsening insecurity retarding educational development in Nigeria ‘ Benue SUBEB Chairman

Africa’s COVID-19 toll passes 100,000 ‘ Africa CDC

55 different lineages of SARS-CoV-2 circulating in Nigeria- NCDC

Man hacks neighbour to death over goat theft in Rivers

Man remanded for allegedly abducting, defiling 14-year-old

Teenager in court for allegedly damaging Lagos government bus

My wife slaps me whenever I discipline our children ‘ Man tells court

Man, 20, in court for allegedly stealing N7,000 cell phone

Man files criminal case against woman over pregnancy claim

Community chief, youth leader, in court for alleged joint act, mischief

Witch doctor dies inside grave while exhuming body of ‘maltreated’ housewife in Enugu

NAS tells FG to implement health protection regulations in prisons, military detention cells

Jakande’s name synonymous with selfless leadership ‘ Sanwo-Olu

Panel summons two NSCDC officers alleged of chasing Osun youth to death

Nigeria to exit dependence on oil revenue in 10 years ‘ Awolowo

Niger bandits promise to release captives, seek deradicalisation

How Jakande turned down our offer to become President of Nigeria ‘ Tinubu

PDP raises alarm over reabsorption of ex-members to previous posts by excos

IPMAN: Abide by Supreme Court judgment or risk jail, Akpodoro warns impostors

LEADERSHIP

Study Finds Pfizer Vaccine 85% Effective After First Shot

Africa’s Deaths Surpass 100,000 Amid Second Wave

Macron Urges US, EU To Rapidly Divert Vaccines To Africa

COVID-19: No Vaccine Will Be Administered Without NAFDAC Check ‘ NOA

45% of Nigerian Workforce Are Casual Staff ‘ Senate

Facemask Vendors Bemoan Low Patronage In Kaduna

Hijab: Kwara Govt Shuts 10 Secondary Schools

FG Begins Digitalization Of Civil Servants’ Records

Jakande Most Progressive Individual, Says Tinubu

PDP Reconciliation C’ttee Holds Closed-door Meeting With IBB

Buhari Support Group Rejects Electricity Tariff Hike

PMB Has Built Economy Immune To Global Shocks ‘ Awolowo

Obaseki Seeks Presidency’s Intervention On Illegal Loggers

Act Fast And Save The Country From Another Civil War, Anarchy CAN Tells PMB

Security Sector Too Sensitive To Accommodate sectionalism, Group Urges

Gov. Ikpeazu Lauds FG On Road Infrastructure Development

COVID-19: Edo Records 53 New Cases, 23 Recoveries As Deaths Rise To 42

TRIBUNE

COVID-19: Nigeria records 622 new infections, total now 150,908

US govt gives details of how Ramon ‘Hushpuppi’ laundered funds for North Korean bank hackers

She got drunk, broke down our door with a plank after coming home late ‘Husband

My mother uses my phone to call her lover, boy tells court

Female genital mutilation can cause infertility, marriage break-up ‘Experts

Why Fayemi will contest 2023 presidential election ‘Olusoga, Political Adviser

Why yellow buses have to leave Lagos roads ‘Govt

Yoruba, Fulani, and other African personal names among black Americans

Gov Makinde’s pro-activeness averted ethnic crisis in Oyo State

Negotiating with bandits is shameful, defeatist ‘ Pa Adebanjo

Nigeria to exit dependence on oil revenue in 10 years ‘ Awolowo

Suspected bandits abduct 17 nursing mothers in Katsina

IPMAN says supply shortage cause of petrol increase in South East

Police impound truck loaded with mattresses suspected to be COVID-19 palliative in Bayelsa

NATION

Police discover decomposing bodies of two kidnap victims in forest

IPOB, Imo govt in war of words over situation in Orlu

Sanwo- Olu commissions boundary roads between Lagos, Ogun states

Anxiety as Niger awaits release of 27 abducted students, others

Nigerian mental health nurse dies of COVID-19 in UK

Concern in Gombe over scarcity of husbands for single women

Furore over new passport charges by Nigeria High Commission in Canada

Tinubu to Nigerians: Dont turn security challenges into ethnic, religious crises

Adeboye calls for fresh prayers as Leah Sharibu clocks three years in captivity

Insecurity: Wike to sue NGF over withdrawal of funds from ECA

Adeboye seeks release of Leah Sharibu three years after

Gombe imposes curfew over Mai Tangale crisis, deploys soldiers, police

JUST IN: Imo takes over Okorochas Royal Palm Estate

Nigeriall escape over-dependence on oil in 10 years Awolowo

I Am LAYCON breaks streaming record in Nigeria

#EndSARS: Lagos Judicial Panel awards N10m to two petitioners

DAILY TIMES

Iran will reverse nuclear actions when the U.S. lifts sanctions Zarif

Herdsmen dont need your permission to live in Ondo forests, Bauchi gov hits Akeredolu

Governors query ECOWAS protocol on free movement over insecurity

Nigeria Can Amend Constitution To Have State Police In 10 Days Ekweremadu

APC membership registration: Kwara LG, ward chairmen reject exercise

Insecurity: Sheik Ahmad Gumi in fresh talks with Bandits as kidnapping intensifies

FG considers establishing Jute bag industries to enhance Cocoa exports

FG to help Nasarawa with rural roads for easy transportation of produce

Pantami emerges 2020 Nigerian Muslim Personality of the Year

Insecurity: FG to sign agreement with Benin Republic over smuggling of weapons, others

#EndSARS: Lagos Judicial Panel issues compensation of N10m each to two victims Of Police Brutality

FG to provide six million homes with solar power in three months

UEFA Europa League: Leicester Citys Iheanacho to miss Slavia Prague return fixture through suspension

Supreme Court rules: Uber drivers are workers not self-employed

Huawei turns to pig farming as smartphone sales fall

Nigerian economy out of recession FG declares

NBS Q4 2020 report on recession exit elicits divergent reactions

We need more women professionals in real estate Bridget Adeyemi, CEO, Lekkiajahikoyi Property

Davido reacts angrily after Cubana Chief Priest joined APC

DAILY TRUST

FG to electrify 6m homes in 3 months – Minister

Nigeria to exit dependence on oil revenue in 10 years – Awolowo

NSIP: Minister tasks monitors on fairness, transparency

We need N3trn to insure health for Nigerians – NHIS

4 cult suspects in police net for gang-rapping teenager

I left UK for Nigeria to start strawberry business

Why I quit banditry – Abductor of Kankara schoolboys

Inside UI zoo: Campus funfair spot during strikes, holidays

Viewers should expect something better in next season of Labarina – Aminu Saira

Nigeria exits recession, records 0.11% growth in Q4

AUTHORITY

Ethnoreligious killings: Group accuses Amnesty International of double standards in promoting violence across Nigeria

Rising consumer demand in counties and townships becomes new driver of continuous consumption growth in China

Allegations of Crude Oil Theft, support for herders invasion speculative, lacking facts Nigerian Navy

Samaila Shuaibu Dikko Takes Charge As Kano State Commissioner Of Police

Ehingbeti: Experts Urge Government To Maintain Digital Policy Consistency

HERALD

FG to Establish Jute Bag Industries to Ease Agric Exports

I Am LAYCON’ Breaks Streaming Record in Nigeria

Prove Tinubu’s son doesn’t control Lekki Toll Gate ‘ Bode George dares Lagos govt

Okowa: Your father served God, humanity ‘ Buhari tells Delta gov

Your leaders obstructuring your progress ‘ Sam Adeyemi tells Nigerians

Wike vows showdown with FG over planned Excess Crude Account withdrawal

My legs are at risk ‘ Serial bail jumper Maina tells FHC judge

Kagara: Sheikh Gumi briefs Niger gov after visiting abductors

BUSINESSDAY

Fixing broken refineries is burning cash Nigeria does not have

Stiffer opposition awaits APC as PDP lifts suspension on Reps minority leadership

NIN registration: Telcos see biggest subscriber loss since 2017

Impact Investment: Bridge between Philanthropy and Traditional Investing

Is Nigeria relying on private sector for Covid-19 procurement

PDP leaders hold secret meeting with Abdulsalam, Babangida

Child rights abuses reason for closure of lesson centres by Delta Govt

Bode George asks Lagos to prove Tinubu’s son does not control Lekki tollgates

How unprecedented boost to consumption helped Nigeria exit recession

Nigerian companies raise record debt in 2020 on low-interest rates

Why Nigeria inflation could hit record high of 20% by end of 2021

10 things to know as Nigeria exits second recession in five years

Nigeria’s first Fintech Hackathon for SDGs unveiled to develop creative solutions

Nigerian Breweries berths with disappointing full year 2020 scorecards

Local investors outshined foreigners in 2020 stock deals

DAILY INDEPENDENT

Nasarawa State Govt. Vows To Protect Forest Reserve, Waterfalls

DPR Will Ensure Buyers Not Shortchanged In Kwara- Official

Corps Members Critical To Mambila Hydropower Project ‘ N’East Govs’ Forum

Facemasks: Vendors In Kaduna Worry Over Decline In Patronage

COVID-19: Ukrainian Minister Flies To India Over Missing Vaccines

NEW TELEGRAPH

Fayemi, el-Rufai: To avoid collapse, Nigeria needs state police, devolution of power now

Kagara students: Niger SSG, Sheikh Gumi meet bandits’ commanders

Amnesty for bandits, equating it with Niger Delta agitation, insulting ‘Ankio Briggs, Evah, others

We must unite to overcome insecurity ‘Saraki

Insecurity: We shouldn’t turn our challenges to ethnic, religious crisis ‘Tinubu

We are ready to defend Yorubaland ‘ Gani Adams

HERDERS’ CRISIS: BUHARI HAS NO PLAN To KEEP NIGERIA TOGETHER ‘ADEBANJO

NEPC: Nigeria to be free from oil dependence in 10 years

BLUEPRINT

Breaking: Again, bandits invade Niger community, kill one, abduct many

FHC dismisses suit seeking arrest, trial of Ohanaeze Ndigbo leaders

Of democracy, militantocracy, insurgentocracy and banditocracy

Petrol price hike: Poverty rate increase looms

Kagara abduction: HURIWA faults negotiation with bandits

Jakande’s name synonymous with selfless leadership ‘ Sanwo-Olu

 

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