Nigerian Newspapers Headlines, Wednesday, 29 January 2020

Nigerian Newspapers Headlines


Nigeria To Begin Rice Exportation In 2022 ‘ Minister

Coronavirus: Oil Prices Gain Weight

UNIZIK VC Counsels Fresh Students On Conditions To Achieve Success

NEXIM Bank Urges South South States To Utilise Over N1bn Intervention Funds

NERC Accuses DisCos Of Exploiting Consumers

DESOPADEC: Jubilation In Isoko Communities Over Development Projects

PDP Governors’ Forum Pledges To Work With FG, Security Agencies On Insecurity


Suspected fraudster makes N141m with fake Ebonyi bank account

FG recorded N4.62tn fiscal deficit in 2019 ‘ CBN

Imo chemist arrested over death of SARS commander

Herders attack Nollywood actors, kill one

Unemployment, inflation upsetting tax system ‘ Experts

Insecurity worsening, we must act now, National Assembly warns

TUC opposes pay increase for politicians

NBA, labour want slash in public officials salaries

PDP reports APC govt to US Consul General

FG recorded N4.62tn fiscal deficit in 2019 CBN


Mother, son jailed three years for Internet fraud

Herdsmen kill Edo farmer, policeman, community protests

I was not elected to do small things Trump

US visa restriction against Nigerians, commendable Ex-Lagos deputy gov

Boko Haram continuous existence surprising, says Buhari

Imo rerun: Police storm INEC collation centre, stop announcement of results

Don’t allow terrorists kill all Nigerians, Plateau CAN cries to UN


FG Tasks New FIRS Management on Improved Tax Revenue Collection

Factory Bill Will to Boost Financial Inclusion, Job Creation, Says NEXIM Bank Boss

FG Confirms 41 People Killed, 258 Lassa Fever Cases

Atiku Expresses Shock over Renewed Violence in Taraba, Plateau

Buhari: Nigeria Committed to Providing Enabling Business Environment

$500,000 Bribery: Lassa Fever Killed My Witness’ Brother, Farouk Lawan Tells Court

Senate Awaits Petition to Probe Omo-Agege

FG Committed to Speedy Completion of Lagos-Ibadan Expressway, Says Director

FG not Distracted by Ratings, Mohammed Tells TI

Minimum Wage: Again Niger, Labour Meeting Ends in Deadlock

Court Reduces Maina’s Bail Conditions to N500m

Nigerian Ports most Expensive in West Africa, Says Minister

Imo PDP Sinking Fast in Political Quicksand

FG Upgrades Navigational Facilities at Enugu Airport

Alleged $1.6bn Fraud: EFCC Files Fresh Charges against Omokore, Others


Imo Legislators’ hasty alliance with Uzodimma dangerous ‘Nnanna

PDP may boycott 2023 polls ‘Secondus

LG poll: Stakeholders allege plot by Ayade to single-handed pick candidates

INEC cancels rerun in Cross River, Akwa Ibom

Union Bank divests from UK subsidiary

NFF to unveil new national team coaches Feb

Don’t hold rallies in our area, Edo South warns Oshiomhole

PDP loses more seats as Imo Speaker, 7 others defect to APC

..Defectors lured with N50m, lands ‘ Imo PDP

Plans ongoing to construct Port Harcourt -Maiduguri rail line, says Amaechi

FCTA begins N30,000 minimum wage payment

Nigeria to get $417m from Global Fund to tackle malaria

More trouble for Omo-Agege over US court indictment

Buhari writes Senate, to reconstitute NDDC board

Lassa Fever: With 41 deaths, FG says no cause for alarm

$1.6bn fraud: EFCC files fresh charges against Omokore, others

N2bn fraud: Court slashes Maina’s bail to N500m, 1 senator


World Bank identifies key bottlenecks before Nigeria in implementing AfCFTA

Gbemisola Saraki unveils plan to overhaul Nigerian port operations

IDC forecasts used Smartphones market to hit $67 billion

Fintech startups rake in $107m in 2019

Election of APC lawmaker in Cross River thrills Ndoma-Egba, party

Mother, son get 12-year jail term for $82,570 internet fraud

Lagos-Ibadan Expressway project: more buildings to be demolished

Man drags DSS, Buhari’s daugther to court for ‘illegal’ detention over MTN sim card

Court reduces Maina’s bail conditions, admits him to N500m bail

Buhari disbands NDDC board confirmed by Senate before innauguration

Efforts to reconcile Sanusi, Ganduje still ongoing, says Shekarau

50 killed in militia clashes in Central Africa town

1.2 million Nigerians out of reach of humanitarian aids


FG not fighting corruption to impress T.I. ‘ Lai Mohammed

Police smash gang that killed husband, wife in Umuahia

Coronavirus: FG assures tight surveillance at 5 international airports

Lagos-Ibadan Expressway: More buildings for demolition over interchange, flyovers

NDDC: Buhari u-turns, says new board ready after probe

Group kicks against planned inclusion of Lagos in proposed amendment of NDDC Act

94% of companies in Africa, others experienced cyber attack in 2019

Military reopens 185km Maiduguri ‘ Damboa ‘ Biu road

Lassa fever: Plateau confirm 7 cases, no death recorded

US visa restriction’ll boost devt in Nigeria ‘ Ojikutu

PDP Governors pledge to work with FG, security agencies on insecurity

Nigeria needs a diversity bill not a hate speech bill

NIS arrests 4 human traffickers, rescues 4 at Seme Border

Rerun election: INEC rejects Akwa-Ibom LGA’s results

Edo APC crisis will end when nomination is done ‘ Ize-iyamu

Thief stole $500K in jewelry from ex-NBA star Allen Iverson

Profit taking continues as equities market down by 0.6%

Minimum wage: Bayelsa NLC blocks treasury building, demands Dec. salary

NDLEA secures 24 convictions, arrests 385 suspects in Akwa Ibom

Kwale Industrial Park: Firms indicate readiness to set up plants ‘ Okowa

SGF inaugurates NISS Governing Board

NEMA prepared to tackle floods in 2020 ‘ DG


Stakeholders advocate quality control to sustaining FG policies on rice, others

PDP Governors’ Forum appoints CID Maduabum Director-General

9 road maps to selecting the right event venues

Lagos-Ibadan Expressway: More than 75 buildings in RCCG axis to be demolished ‘ FG

Harnessing gas resource for economic development

Why Nigeria was not listed on global civil service effectiveness index ‘ FG

FG’s borrowing to be invested in infrastructure ‘ Fashola

Ikeja Electric records reduced ATC&C, commits to improved service delivery

Deadly attacks: Atiku wants security architecture rejigged

Afenifere condemns IGP over Oyo LG dissolution

Job, wealth creation: FG to accord top priority to research findings

Oyo will increase IGR to cover recurrent expenditure ‘ Makinde

Buhari demands telecom services at moderate cost

FG challenges governing board of NISS on national security

NLC, TUC demand payment of new minimum wage before Dickson leaves office

Unemployment, inflation bedevilling tax system in Nigeria ‘ Prof Ajibola

PDP governors partner global stakeholders to deepen democracy

Insecurity: Reps PDP caucus challenges Buhari to endgenocide in Nigeria


$1.09b Malabu Oil deal: EFCC seeks arrest warrant to extradite ex-Minister Etete, others

Imo Speaker, majority leader, six others defect to APC

Amaechi: Fed Govt to build Port Harcourt-Maiduguri rail

Crisis looms in CRiver PDP over LG polls

Buhari to reconstitute NDDC board

Rerun election: INEC condemns violence in Imo, Akwa Ibom

Pastor, wife sentenced to three years in prison for selling JAMB form above N4, 700

Police bust five kidnap syndicates in Katsina

Army has no room for laziness, complacency Buratai

Lassa fever: 41 deaths reported in 19 states, says FG

Alleged $500,000 bribery: Farouk Lawan fails to commence defence

Two feared killed in Lagos thugs clash

TUC kicks against pay rise for political office holders


OPEC to postpone production cuts to June

Fashola justifies FG borrowings, says its meant for infrastructural development

Buhari seeks Senate confirmation of CBN, NCC nominees

NOA, ICPC partner to scrutinize execution of constituency projects

FG interested in conducting fresh census, NPC boss declares

Coronavirus: FG will strengthen surveillance at 5 international airports-Minister

Leadership without sacrifice meaningless, says Senator Abe

NDDC Acting MD dares NASS, insists on budget implementation

PDP treats me like a stranger ExImo PDP chairman.

Ahead 2023, group rallies support for Tinubus Presidential aspiration

Amotekun: A blessing in disguise to South West Gani Adams

Revenue accruals to Govt. must be remitted Lawan

Army reopens Maiduguri-Damboa road, assures users of safety

If any politician fails to execute his/her constituency projects, such politician will be reported to ICPC

Just In: Buhari writes Senate on reconstitution of NDDC board

No confirmed case of Lassa Fever in FCT Minister

Expert calls for holistic approach in curtailing outbreaks of Lassa fever

Obaseki orders probe of controversial Benin Specialist hospital contracts

Kaduna State Govt. to sanction defaulting PHCs

Nigeria to get $417m from Global Fund to tackle Malaria

Chinese authorities urge citizens to avoid travel abroad as death toll climbs to 106

Deadly attacks persist in Plateau communities, 1 killed, houses burnt

Imo speaker, 7 PDP lawmakers decamp to APC

Army reopens Maiduguri-Damboa Road, assures commuters of safety

Obaseki orders probe of Benin Specialist hospital contracts

Well be harder on bandits, Buhari assures Nigerians

Allegations against Omo-Agege may be probed- Senate spokesman

Be innovative in discharging your duties, BPE boss charges staff

Buhari urges Senate to confirm Obiora as Deputy Governor, CBN

Equities market extends losing streak, sheds N90bn over profit-taking

FG saves N24bn monthly from TSA- Magu

Do not be scared of audit if you are transparent, Buhari tells public officials


No bill yet on Amotekun in S/West Houses of assembly

Prevail on Buhari to sign Electoral Bill, PDP tells US

Allegation of felony: We’ll probe Omo-Agege if ‘ Senate

PDP loses majority in Imo Assembly as speaker, 7 others defect

Again APC endorses Doguwa as House Leader

Zamfara monarchs suspended for standing surety for our members ‘ APC alleges

Re-run: Why we accepted results in violence-hit areas ‘ INEC

How I’ll resolve issues among PDP govs ‘ Tambuwal

We’ll disappoint those calling us rubber stamp ‘ Reps

Nomination of gov’ship candidate will end Edo APC crisis ‘ Ize-Iyamu

IPPIS: You’ll be held responsible for looming industrial crisis, ASUU tells FG

Kano youths meet over unemployment

Nasarawa govt feeds boarding school students with N350m annually

Mouktar Mohammed pledges more clinics for FCT coaches

Columbus Crew snap up Nigerian forward Adi in MLS

ITF to give start-up packs to 12,000 trainees

Amokachi pledges unalloyed support for Oyo Unity Cup

Agency holds National Business Plan Competition to help start-ups

Buhari to receive 2020 NSF Unity Torch on Thursday

Why WhatsApp may stop working on your phones next month

Rerun polls: Why we accept results from violent areas ‘ INEC

BREAKING: Confusion as Police invade INEC collation centre in Imo

No plan to dump PDP for APC, Ayade insists

I’ll resolve issues among PDP governors, says Tambuwal

BREAKING: Imo speaker, Collins, 7 other lawmakers dump PDP for APC

Concerns over N/Assembly budget details as lawmakers resume today


Mr. President, it’s time to remove Service Chiefs

15 killed, 38 injured as truck plunges into river

Electricity: GenCos fail to generate 3,205.5 megawatts due to gas shortage

MTN mulls injection of $1.6bn into network systems

Insecurity: Buhari vows to hit bandits harder

Labour kicks over planned salary increase for political appointees

USAID launches $300m trade, investment hub for W’Africa

Suspected herdsmen kill farmer, policeman in Edo

Ugwuanyi lauds NDE’s stride in Enugu


Police arrest, parade 3 herdsmen terrorising Enugu

$1.2 bn: Court adjourns Adoke’s trial

We’ll sustain combat operations against bandits in Niger ‘ Gov

Centralised security architecture has failed Nigerians ‘ Senate

Inauguration: Gov Bello solicits cooperation and support of people

Fintiri commences scholarship payment to 26,000 students

Nigeria data protection regulation can be used to fight cybercrime ‘ Abimbola Adeseyoju

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