Nigerian Newspapers Headlines, Wednesday, 24 February 2021

Nigerian Newspapers Headlines

NEW TELEGRAPH

Hillary Clinton to publish first novel, ‘State of Terror

Gunmen kill 3 in Katsina, kidnap 9 women, girls

JUST IN: Woods in surgery after car crash

Insecurity:FCT to dethrone traditional ruler

22-year-old dropout convicted for impersonation in Ibadan

Armed men abduct farmer’s son in Ibadan, demand N100m ransom

Nigeria on brink of looming collapse ‘ Catholic Bishops

Ex-service chiefs: You betrayed Nigerians, PDP tells Senate

Lagos East: Tribunal strikes out APM’s petition against Abiru

PUNCH

Makinde, Fayoses face-off deepens, parallel PDP caucuses meet

Abia, Senator exchange words over champagne-drinking gov tag

Hawkers pain: Bitter struggles of Lagos traders who prefer traffic scorching sun to malls

22-year-old lady needs N10m for kidney transplant

Dangote refinery’ll strengthen naira, save economy -National Assembly

CBN, SEC anchor cryptocurrency ban on financial system protection

Diesel price soars to N250/litre, businesses groan

Livestock programme begins with Netherlands 400,000 funding, says Presidency

$2.6bn pipeline project: Reps grill NNPC, contractors, summon BPP

FG inaugurates task force on digital switchover

Lawmakers demand Warri airport reopening

7,250 Ogun MSMEs to access up to N10m loans

NGF considers talks with bandits, others

Senate asks accountant-general to clarify N528bn in NNPC financials

COVID-19 variant: Experts seek mass testing to prevent spread

13 killed as rocket hits Maiduguri, NAF defends city

WAEC withholds Kanos 70,000 WASSCE results over debt

Emirates operates first fully vaccinated team flight

Miyetti Allah, others berate Ortom for calling Bauchi gov terror member

Experts call for cost-cutting, aviation contracts by 51.69%

Rise in cyber terrorism, online fraud, hate speeches disturbing Buhari

FG pledges movement aides for challenged air passengers

Shasha violence: Speakers seek culprits trial, Makinde reopens market

Nigerians share childhood sexual abuse stories, warn parents

Fight against criminals not targeted at ethnic group, says Akeredolu

Imo gov justifies military invasion of Orlu despite criticisms

Sunday Igboho speaks for 99% Yoruba people, says Fani-Kayode

Insecurity: What were witnessing is terrorism- Fayemi

SEC, CBN, othersll develop regulatory framework for crypto assets Yuguda

Cyber terrorists causing tension in Nigeria, says Buhari                                                                                   

THISDAY

FG Urged to Sell Moribund Ajaokuta Steel Company

NEPZA Urges CBN to Expedite Approval for Offshore Banking

Ahmed: FG Committed to Eradicating Malnutrition, Food Insecurity

Expert Cautions against Cryptocurrency Trading

ACF, CAN Berate Gumi over Divisive Comments on Banditry

Court Nullifies SEC’s Suspension of Oando’s AGM

Restricting Cryptocurrency Trading in Nigerians’ Best Interest, Says Emefiele

Auditor-General Indicts MDAs for Improper Spending of N105.66bn

FG Set to Roll out Digital Switch Over in 31 States

Buhari Reiterates Commitment to Lift 100m Nigerians Out of Poverty

Gunmen Set Ablaze Abia Police Station, Kill Policeman, Free Detained Suspects

Farmers Tackle Lalong over Claim on AK-47 Rifle

Bandits Kidnap Mother-in-law of Katsina Business Mogul, Mangal

Lagos to Acquire 24% Stakes in Trade Fair Complex, TBS

South-west PDP Caucus Affirms Return of Olafeso, Others as Zonal Exco

Delta, Consortium Sign Asaba Airport Concessioning Agreement

NOWA Reiterates Commitment to Boost Student’s Academic Excellence

13 Killed, 40 Others Injured in Rocket Attack on Maiduguri

NERC Outlines Sanctions for Discos, TCN over Load Rejection, Wheeling Deficit

FG Eyes 200,000 Jobs from Road Concession Arrangement

SUN

Why Nigerians trust non-state actors more than security agents ‘Olumide-Fusika

Restructuring ‘ll engender true federalism ‘Raji, Reps member

Southeast governors must always speak with one voice ‘Nwawuo

Igbo youths warn Okorocha against inciting violence in Imo

2023 Presidency: Tinubu’s loyalists launch SWAGA in Ogun

IMO North Senatorial Bye-Election: Court to deliver judgment on Ararume suit March 16

2022 guber: Fayose’s endorsement of Kolawole is his personal opinion, not binding on Ekiti PDP, says ex-Spokesman

Okorocha faces threat of recall from Orlu constituency

Zenith Bank’s gross earnings hit N696.5bn

Eto: Unregistered trucks’ll be impounded from February 27 ‘NPA

Cryptocurrency: We acted in Nigerians’ best interest ‘Emefiele

7,250 MSMEs to access OSAMCA loans in Ogun

PIB ready in 2 months ‘Senate ‘Says deregulation inevitable

We’ve been unfairly treated by government’s traffic policies ‘Maritime stakeholders

How reduction in tariff on imported vehicles’ll spur transport sector

SEC reiterates commitment to enhancing financial inclusion via FinTech

N700m Loot: EFCC tenders evidence against ex- Kaduna gov. Yero

Alleged money laundering: Court fixes April 20 to hear Kalus suit against EFCC

Tragedy in Abia as hoodlums kill 4 Police officers, raze 3 stations

Robbers invading orphanages, stealing babies, operators cry out

Reps okay bill to remove minimum wage from exclusive list

GUARDIAN

Buhari raises concern over threat of rising cyber criminals

Police misconduct led to #EndSARS protests, PSC chairman insists

SMBLF decries plans to impose monarch on Tangale

AfDB president backs restructuring, canvasses United States of Nigeria

PANDEF faults Gumi for calling herdsmen militants

‘Nigeria can’t fight insecurity without addressing drug abuse’

FG passes new N10 trillion debt to unborn Nigerians

Senate defies protest, confirms ex-service chiefs as envoys

Metro fibre networks account for 25% of sector’s infrastructure

Police rescue 81-year-old monarch from kidnappers in Calabar

Man arrested for stabbing neighbour to death in Lagos

Ayade’s aide attempts suicide over non-payment of salary

Climate change a grave threat to world peace, Johnson tells UN

Telecoms sector boosts GDP by 12.45% as prospect looks brighter

9mobile affirms support for Lagos Smart City

Online gets more attention as pandemic wipes out $200b of IoT revenues

UK unemployment edges up to 5.1% on pandemic fallout

VANGUARD

Low wages, poor parental leave hinder gender equality ‘ World Bank

Heavy explosions, gunshots in parts of Maiduguri outskirt

EFCC: Bawa as game-changer

Ekiti to have regular power supply soon ‘ Fayemi

67 killed in mutinies at three prisons in Ecuador

Lagos deploys COVID-19 result verification platform

$2.6bn AKK pipeline project: Reps query NNPC, contractors, summon BPP

60% of electricity consumers lack prepaid meters ‘ NERC

Fani-Kayode got N26m from Sambo Dasuki, EFCC tells Court

LG Polls: PDP flags off campaign in Udu, promises to deliver all candidates

Financial Inclusion: Challenges, prospects of increasing access to insurance

Prices of petrol, others fall in January

Assembly passes bills for establishment of three new Universities in Delta

1 in 5 persons infected with COVID-19 in Lagos, 2 others ‘ Survey

COVID-19: When Nigeria receives vaccines doesn’t lie in our hands ‘ FG

Fani-Kayode got N26m from ONSA in Ghana-Must-Go bag, EFCC tells Court

Stop causing division, S’West PDP caucus tells Makinde as Olafeso, others return as Zonal Exco

Just in: Troops recover Marte, kill scores of Boko Haram/ISWAP terrorists

Confirmation of ex-service chiefs: Ambassadorial portfolio insufficient to stop ICC investigation

Updated: Scores feared dead as heavy explosions, gunshots rock Maiduguri

LEADERSHIP

Don’t Politicise Orlu Crisis, Uzodimma Tells Critics

Reps Grill NNPC, Contractors Over $2.6bn Akk Pipeline Project

Rocket Kills 4, Injures Others In Borno

Workers Warn NLC Against Plan To Picket CAC Today

Court Stops SEC From Infringing On Oando Shareholders’ Rights

Reps Move To Transfer Prison Service, Minimum Wage To Concurrent List

UN Deputy Secretary General Calls For Sustained Approach To Recovery, Achieve SDGs

World Bank Threatens To Halt Funding For Lebanon’s Vaccines

Marte: Troops Beat 48-hour Ultimatum, Kill 14 Terrorists

After Ego War, Uzodimma And Okorocha Will Bury Hatchet In The Back Of Foot Soldiers

Governors Backtrack, Say: Talking To Bandits Not A Bad Idea

Stakeholders Pick Holes In Management Of Safe School Initiative

TRIBUNE

New CP declares war on kidnappers, robbers, cultists in Rivers

CJN, AGF, NBA president eulogise late Supreme Court Justice, Umaru Onu

COVID-19: Nigeria confirms 571 new infections, total now 153,187

Bayelsa grants autonomy to community on Delta border

Lawmaker moves to reconcile two warring Ogoni communities

Owolowo inaugurates officers as Oyo gov pledges support for trade groups

FG to repatriate Nigerian refugees from Chad, Niger

Insurgency: Troops recover Marte, kill scores of terrorists

Highways taxes: Zamfara foodstuff, cattle dealers embark on strike

Lifting 100 million Nigerians out of poverty challenging but achievable ‘ Buhari

#EndSARS: Lagos panel summons IGP, three others over assault

Apapa gridlock: Lagos govt, NPA talk tough, to impound trucks parking on highways

NATION

Govt targets one million jobs from Digital Switch Over

Lagos East: Tribunal strikes out APMs petition against APCs Senator Abiru

What you need to know about governance and integrity of CPS

Oil to hit $70 in second quarter

NCC: telecoms sector takes Nigeria out of recession

Troops recapture Marte from Boko Haram

NDLEA gets nod to destroy container filled with 381 bags of explosives

PDP kicks as Senate clears ex-service chiefs for ambassadorial posting

Cryptocurrency aids terrorism, kidnapping, other crimes ICPC boss

Ijaws reject adoption of Odua anthem in Ondo

DAILY TIMES

Biden marks heartbreaking milestone of 500,000 US COVID deaths

Seven million could drop out of school due to COVID-19 impact, says UNICEF

Dont cause chaos in Osun, NNPP warns Aregbesola, Oyetola

Magistrate hands-off forgery case, returns case file for reassignment

Ohanaeze blames parents for low enrollments of students in Public Schools

Cyber Criminals are contributing to tension, insecurity in Nigeria President Buhari

Bandits are Nigerian fulani men, former NHIS boss reveals

FG to reactivate moribund oil, gas support facilities DPR boss

PDP mocks APC as Kwara caretaker chairman, spokesman disagree over registration/revalidation

DAILY TRUST

Police misconduct responsible for #EndSARS protests — PSC

Reps probe $2.6bn AKK gas pipeline contract over Local Content Act violation

Abductions: Senate probes FG’s $20m Safe School Initiative fund

Banditry: What we’re witnessing is terrorism – Govs

Farmers, herders carry AK-47, says Lalong

Makinde reopens market as peace returns to Shasa

We will fight criminality with every legal means – Akeredolu

Quit notice: MACBAN moves to stop cattle sales to South, threatens to sue Ortom

87m Nigerians living in extreme poverty – AfDB

1 killed, many injured as park managers clash

AUTHORITY

Insecurity: NCFront, to commence own constitutional conference

FG seeks private sector commitment to N1.34 trn Highways maintenance project

China advances technology-led poverty reduction

China constantly improves democratic institutions

Chinas industrial internet enters period of rapid growth

China continues enhancing efforts to ensure housing security and supply

How troops recovered Marte from terrorists

FCTA vows to depose erring traditional rulers

BUSINESSDAY

CBN & cryptocurrency ban: The need for a payment system regulator

When banditry and killing become new normal

IITA, SANO Foods advocate OFSP flour as substitute for wheat in bread

Savers hunt for higher returns outside banks

Rose from concrete: What Tupac’s poem teaches about enabling environment

Zenith Bank’s earns N696.5bn in 2020

So Energy boosts customer experience in Ghana’s downstream sector

Soloti Gaming Limited joins to crack Nigeria’s $130mn gaming industry

Naira gains as market turnover rises by 134.63%

Rivers, NDLEA to set up drug rehabilitation centre

DAILY INDEPENDENT

How NEPC Plans To Generate $30bn From Non-Oil Exports By 2025 ‘ Awolowo

Revenue From Third Party Motor Insurance Threatened As Price War Rages

Ooni Launches Adire Textile Hub To Empower Youths

2023: Kogi Lawmaker Solicits Support Of APC Stakeholders To Back Bello’s Presidential Ambition

LASG, USAID Collaborate To Improve Language Literacy In Schools

Police Nab Woman For Attempting To Sell Own Daughter In Ebonyi

PANDEF Berates Gumi For Referring To Killer Herders, Bandits As Militants Fighting Ethnic Survival

Northern Elders Dissociate From Gumi’s Position On Armed Forces

HERALD

Buhari: Nigeria witnessing rise in cybercrime, internet fraud, cyber terrorism threats

Confirmation of ex-service chiefs ‘reward of failure, stabbing our nation in the back’ ‘ PDP

Politics of Amnesty: Like Niger Delta Militants, Like Bandits ‘ By Fredrick Nwabufo

Hoodlums invade Aba police station, 2 policemen killed (Photos)

Bandits kidnap Katsina billionaire’s in-law

JUST IN: Lagos #EndSARS panel summons IGP

Senate confirms Buratai, other ex-service chiefs as ambassadors

Like herdsmen, farmers also carry AK-47 ‘ Plateau gov

BLUEPRINT

Insecurity: Dialogue not best option but a necessity ‘ Abdulsalami

Discipline, professionalism among Police key to national security ‘ IGP

Breaking: Confusion as explosion hits Maiduguri, 10 dead, 47 injured

NIAS calls for immediate transformation of gazetted, ungazetted grazing reserves to ranches

FG to commence implementation of ‘400,000 pilot ranches in four states

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