Nigerian Newspapers Headlines, Friday, 26 February 2021

Nigerian Newspapers Headlines

GUARDIAN

Biden revokes Trump’s ban on green card applicants into U.S

Delta government, APC disagree on concessioning of Asaba airport

Death for rapists in Jigawa as governor signs new law

Ooni denounces ethnic clash as one killed in Ife

INEC fixes Aba North/4South by-election for March 27

We won’t allow some people in PDP to corrupt judiciary, says Makinde

CMS Grammar School wins Black History Month essay competition

Enhanced US Capitol security amid threats to Biden speech

Priest accused of sex abuse was told to pay 20,000 euros

Long Covid should be ‘clear priority’ for authorities: WHO

New appeal in 2000 disappearance of Dubai princess: UK

France probes massive leak of medical records

Nuclear issue key as Iran readies for Rouhani replacement

Nigeria engages other countries as OPEC moves to ease production cut

Stock market reverses gains amid profit-taking

Total bank credits rose to N25 trillion in December

FG to expand national grid size, leverage hubs for gas pricing

FG declares readiness to deploy 5G network

Buhari insists on military action against insecurity

Year after first COVID-19 case, Nigeria tests 1% of population

Ministry’s ‘attitude’ worries stakeholders as Presidency lobbies support for Pinnick

Telecom workers threaten to disrupt network services nationwide

Weak licensing process in oil sector encouraging illicit financial flows’

NDLEA intercepts container load of Tramadol in Apapa port

AMCON seizes assets of Deap Capital directors over N1.6b debt

Need to safeguard Nigeria’s democracy with constitutional amendment

Wike faults National Assembly’s confirmation of ex-service chiefs as envoys

Senate confirms Bawa as EFCC boss, okays N11.4b for NPTF

Oil subsidy, minimum wage in focus as governors meet

Delta to earn N100m from Asaba Airport concession yearly

Terrorists kill 18, torch houses, rustle 20 cattle

How counterpart funding negotiation stalled FG, Siemens power deal

PUNCH    

Agencies disobeyed Osinbajo on 24-hour port operations USMAN

Kidnappers demand N100m to free UI student

Hoodlums attack Imo police divisional HQ, burn station, cops flee

Benue collects fines, releases 210 cows to owners

Criminals demanding drugs as ransom NDLEA

Escravos-Lagos pipeline set to move 2.2 billion scf of gas NNPC

$10.7tn spent on fuel subsidy in 10 years MOMAN

Nigeria will benefit less from African trade deal NESG

Electricity consumers get 611,231 meters under MAP scheme

Stocks fall further, market cap drops below N21tn

Northern groups warn against desperation for power

CIT Microfinance Bank disburses over N16bn loans

Shut down depots selling petrol above approved price Marketers

NCAA accuses airlines of indebtedness, failure to honour agreements

Curbing discrimination against persons with disabilities

Buhari talks tough, says bandits should be treated as criminals

Nigerias economy moving in right direction but slow Amina Mohammed

North pastors ask US, UN to prevent war in Nigeria

Differential wage bill: Oyo, Delta, Gombe, others back National Assembly as Labour fumes

PIB will grow economy, attract investments Lawan

Delta lovers found dead in residence, neighbours suspect suicide

Vaccine: FG banks on supplementary budget, says $31bn loan not high

Again, Boko Haram abducts travellers on Maiduguri-Damaturu highway

Kagara abduction: FG has abandoned us, says Niger gov

Govt lists 100,000 ward trainees for COVID-19 vaccination

After signing agreement with FG, varsity workers end strike

Kaduna plans domesticating, NIN asks residents to update addresses

Suspected mentally challenged man kills, burns woman in Rivers

ICPC arraigns ex-Katsina varsity council members for bribery

Reps threaten arrest of pension administrators for shunning probe

CJ accuses Akeredolu, Assembly of plot to unseat her

BPP confirms contract scam in PRODA, Reps threaten DG

Sanwo-Olu seeks teamwork for improved governance

BREAKING: Cops flee as hoodlums set Imo police station ablaze

Court orders interim forfeiture of Okorochas properties

Its risky for Kagara abductees to stay long in captivity, says ex-DSS director, Ejiofor

Northern Governors wade into Ortom, Mohammed feud

Insecurity: Buhari rules out amnesty for bandits, insurgents

OAU announces new dates, centres for post-UTME

Five arrested as gunmen kill four policemen in Calabar                                                                               

THISDAY

FG Begins Pilot Implementation of Livestock Transformation Plan in Nasarawa

Fayose Bombs Makinde, Describes Him aa a failed governor

NPA Accuses Govt Agencies of Sabotaging 24-hour Port Operation

Ahmed: Despite N32.9tn Debt, Nigeria Won’t Stop Borrowing

NNPC to Add 5,000MW to National Grid on Improved Gas Supply

Spare No One in Your Anti-graft War, APC Tells Bawa

Police Confirm Killing of Four Officers in Calabar

Five Killed, Eight Others Kidnapped By Bandits in Niger Communities

Boko Haram Fighters Abduct Travellers on Maiduguri-Damaturu Highway

Court Orders Interim Forfeiture of Properties Allegedly Acquired by Okorocha

Okowa Signs Bills Establishing Three Universities in Delta

Court Issues Criminal Summons against Shell, Seven Others over Alleged Oil Theft

Secondus Tasks APC Govs on Insecurity

UN Panel Urges Nigeria to Use Legal Tools to Tackle Cross-border…

Govs, NNPC, DPR, NLC, TUC Meet over Revenue Shortfalls

Take Ownership of War against Drug Abuse, Marwa Urges Nigerians

Buhari: Deal With Criminals Without Resorting to Ethnic Profiling

SUN

S’West PDP leadership: Makinde breaks silence, hits hard on Fayose

You have touched the lion’s tale, MASSOB tells Adeyemi

Katsina: Register only authentic members, Masari charges APC officials

Cross River North Senate Seat: Jarigbe wins at Supreme Court

Coach Izilien demands N10.9m unpaid bonuses from NFF

Youth Corper wins car in Access Bank Transact and Win promo

Nigeria to disconnect Niger, Benin over N2.60bn electricity debt

Ogun revives dormant imasayi cashew processing plant

Clean recipe drives mothers’ preference for Capri-Sun

Directors’ sack: Oando challenges SEC on court ruling

Labour threatens shutdown of Huawei’s operation in Nigeria

Agric investment in South-West hits $80bn, says Odua Group

Group wants minister to review suspension of SIM card activation

COVID-19: FG to present supplementary budget for vaccination

Buhari gives bandits red card, rules out amnesty

Cultists in shooting spree, kill 2, injure 5 in Balyesa

Court summons Shell, top executives over alleged theft of 16m barrels of crude oil

Family of abducted Customs officer begs CG for assistance

ICPC recovers N350m from Federal High Court staff

Hoodlums kill 4 police officers in Cross River

Kalu: Ill smoke out bandits if I were president

Kagara: FG has abandoned us -Gov Bello cries out

Nigeria failed state, restructuring only way out Gana, Ezekwesili, Anya, others

Boko Haram gives FG a week deadline to secure release of abducted pastor

VANGUARD

Ministry to present draft national policy on 5G network at FEC

We’re committed to buying, promoting Made in Nigeria vehicles ‘ FG

Northern Governors to partner emirs, clergies, others in tackling insecurity

EU, Mercy Corps hand over 325 solar powered houses to IDPs

Nigeria making progress in addressing development challenges ‘ Buhari

BREAKING: Suspected hoodlums set police station ablaze in Imo

PDP bigger than you, Fayose’s aide tells Makinde

My tenure as Akeredolu’ s deputy was full of political intrigues, contrivance ‘ Ajayi

Fani-Kayode: Focus on governance leave opposition members alone, Secondus warns APC

Bonny Light hits $65.36pb, as OPEC+ mulls oil production increase

Cryptocurrency: CBN should float sovereign digital currency ‘Expert

We will borrow more to fund critical infrastructure, says FG

National Security: NSA warns against 5G network, expresses national security concerns

Youths barricade NGF Secretariat, demand attention on healthcare facilities

Delta govt clarifies airport concession, approves construction of more roads

EndSars: Police killed my brother, shot me thrice, petitioner tells Osun Panel

Unemployed man, 25, bags one-month community service for stealing N42,000

Police nab 48 criminals, recover 14 AK47 rifles, 27 other prohibited firearms ‘ IGP

LEADERSHIP

Booming Fake Drugs Trade Crippling Nigeria’s Economy ‘ NAPPMD Chairman

Governor Sule’s Quest For Transparency In Public Procurement

Measuring 14 Years Of NACA’s HIV Response In Nigeria

SIM Card Sale Suspension Has Swept Away 2m Jobs ‘ Stakeholders

75,000 Households in Kebbi, Adamawa Benefit From PROACT Project

Southern Politicians Behind Security Challenges In North ‘ CNG

Northern Govs To Revive Founding Fathers’ Legacy Projects

Akeredolu Commissions Molecular Laboratory, Akure-Idanre Road

Food Scarcity Looms As Traders Threaten To Shut Markets Over Insecurity

$242M Fraud: Agbakoba Abandoned Me After Collecting N27m ‘ Nwude

Allocate Land For Ranching, Miyetti Allah Urges Govt

Restructure Nigeria Now, Hagher Tells FG

Alleged Oil Theft: Court Summons Shell, 7 Others

Bandits Kill 5, Abduct 30 In Niger

Imo Court Orders Interim Forfeiture Of Okorocha’s Property

Supreme Court Declares Jarigbe Winner Of C/River North Senatorial Seat President

Our Solar Power Initiative Is A Game-changer ‘ Osinbajo

EFCC: Sagay Confused Old Man, Beclouded By Speculations ‘ Malami Ekiti

FG To Deploy 5G Technology, Rules Out Link With COVID-19

It’s Disappointing, Disheartening Seen Leaders Supporting Injustice ‘ CAN

Despite N31trn Debt, FG Insists Nigeria’s Borrowing Not Unreasonable

Tech World: Ejefoh, Africa Biggest Digital Entrepreneur

APC Tackles Rivers Govt Over Ekporo Community Resettlement

ICPC Recovers $919,207 From Federal High Court Staff

Customs Impounds N223m Tramadol At Lagos Port

PMB: FG ‘ll Continue To Deal With Boko Haram, Bandits

Insecurity: PMB Task New Service Chiefs On New Security Strategies

TRIBUNE

Chief of Air Staff weeps as 7 airforce officers are buried In Abuja with full military honours

Nigeria records 634 new COVID-19 infections, total now 154,476

Sokoto State University matriculates 1,158 students

Police officers’ wives renovate classrooms, donate materials to school in Kebbi

FG unveils plan to adopt technology for increased cassava yield, value addition

JUST IN: Son of notorious bandits leader surrenders 30 AK-47s, two rocket launchers in Zamfara

Drama at NHRC panel as victim’s family disrupts proceedings

Aba North/South federal constituency bye-election to hold March 27 ‘ INEC

Chasing PDP members won’t help APC on economy, insecurity ‘ Secondus

Farmers, herders clashes threaten food security, Senate President raises the alarm

FG trains 13,000 healthcare workers on COVID-19 vaccination exercise

NATION

Court restrains Akeredolu, others over CJ probe

Fight graft without bias, APC tells Bawa

How peace deal with bandits can end in success, by Gumi

Ooni unveils indigenous medicine to cure virus

Sultan to Northern Govs: hurry to end insecurity

Six fake soldiers arrested in Delta

NSA, Minister differ on 5G technology

Ooni unveils indigenous cure for COVID-19

Supreme Court rejects Stephen Odey, PDPs appeals over disputed Cross River North candidacy

DAILY TIMES

FG takes over Sir Ahmadu Bello International Airport in Kebbi

Take more youths in Christian youths laud Buhari on new EFCC boss

38-year-old driver arraigned for knocking down a policeman on traffic enforcement duty

FG welcomes rising crude oil price Minister

Protesters clash with police as Niger opposition decries election

APC berates Delta Govt. over concession of Asaba Intl Airport

Firm evolves mechanism to enhance gender development

US to release declassified report on Jamal Khashoggi murder

DAILY TRUST

Group cautions Plateau residents against inciting comment

Grazing crisis: Fulani group lauds Bauchi governor’s interventions

Group trains 70 survivors SGBV on village savings loan, skills in Bauchi

Bayelsa: NGO to train 100 orphans on creativity

A/Ibom govt cautions against bush burning

100 youths renounce cultism in C/River

SWOFON calls for review of agric policies, decries low budgetary allocations

Students’ association urges LG chair on skills acquisition

Benue releases 210 impounded cows to owners

Gunmen kill 4 policemen in Calabar

Nigerians advised to prepare for heat season

Report recommends more infrastructure, schools in FCT

FCT: Police arraign 2 housewives over vandalisation of property

NULGE postpones branch election as hoodlums assault chairman

Reactions as Na’Abba, Utomi, others draft new constitution for Nigeria

Uproar as APC registration yet to commence in FCT

Diri to Secondus: Intervene in Bauchi, Benue governors’ feud

C/River Senate seat: Supreme Court strikes Out Odey’s appeal

BUSINESSDAY

Govt’s remarkable steps in off-grid energy space

2023: Nigeria’s power rotation controversy rages, amid clamour for competence

Nigeria yet to conclude on $1.5bn World Bank loan over disagreement on FX reforms

Nigeria’s biggest agricultural firms realize border closure gains in 2020 as profit surges 62%

Nigeria To appoint Fund Manager for $37bn Infrastructure Fund

7m ready households for solar energy show growing market

Misinformed about the information age: The existential crisis of online social media

DAILY INDEPENDENT

Orlu: It’s Disappointing Buhari Is Using Military To Fight Innocent Civilians ‘ Ezeife

Alleged $242m Airport Scam: Convicted Nwude Testifies In Court

APC Urges INEC To Restore 8 State Constituencies In Oyo

COVID-19 Poses Risk To AfCFTA, But Leaders Can Turn Agreement Into Opportunity ‘ PwC

NERC To Review 2018 Meter Asset Provider Regulations, Calls For Stakeholders’ Comments

5G Network Could Be Used By Spies, Cyber Criminals Against Nigeria ‘ NSA

AK 47: Former Plateau Commissioner Hails Lalong’s Position

Makinde Launches Awotan Landfill, Unveils Clean and Green Waste Trucks

PDP To Provide Guidance, Agenda For Bawa, New EFCC Chairman

Ex-Trade Minister Backs Full Deregulation Of Petroleum Downstream Sector

Buhari Not Committed To Tackling Insecurity ‘ Say Northern Elders Forum

Police Confirm Death Of Drive-By Shooting Victim In Bayelsa

Nigeria’s Health Sector Will Emerge Stronger From COVID-19- Gbajabiamila

Niger Abduction: Kalu Urges FG To Set Up Joint Security Committee

HERALD

Police arrest blind man, 61, distributing cocaine to bandits

GTBank Customers Groan On Social Media Over ‘Poor Services Delivery

Insecurity: Bandits, insurgents will never get amnesty ‘ Buhari

Malami won’t let Bawa succeed as EFCC boss ‘ Sagay

NY Post Calls For Impeachment of New York Governor, Cuomo

Bandits feed human corpses to their dogs ‘ Released Kaduna prof

NEW TELEGRAPH

Nigeria won’t progress without infrastructure borrowing ‘Ahmed

Face governance, stop poaching our members, PDP tells APC

Minister: Nigeria ready to deploy 5G network

Oil prices hit 11-month high, trade for $67.23 per barrel

Crime: Buhari, northern govs warn against ethnic profiling

Kalu to FG: Establish joint security committee in Niger

BLUEPRINT

Bandits speak up from forest: We want Buhari to lead dialogue

Kagara: FG has abandoned us to our fate ‘ Sani-Bello

RMRDC bidding to save Nigeria N103.9bn on chitosan formulation

Nigerian Muslims in UK organize TA’ALIM Class on Financial Inclusion

5 ways to deal with distractions during prayers

Masari urges APC c’taker chairmen, to register all members

Concessioning of Asaba airport, a monumental fraud ‘ Delta APC

Cross River North: Supreme Court throws out Odey, PDP’s appeal

Makinde alleges plot to scuttle SW PDP zonal congress

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