Nigerian Newspapers Headlines, Thursday, 19 November 2020

Nigerian Newspapers Headlines


UK petrol car ban threatens Nigerias oil sales

Soldier kept dancing while shooting Lekki protesters -Petitioner

Prof arraigned for 2019 electoral fraud in Akwa Ibom

Bandits demand N100m for six ASPs in Katsina kidnappers den

SARs withholding corpse of my brother since 2016 – Woman

Baruwa gas explosion victims write Sanwo-Olu, demand N4bn compensation

Court rules on Momphas money laundering case Dec 9

Im not aware of magistrates visits to police stations PPRO

Nigeria ready for second wave of COVID-19 but Experts

Phone subscribers increased by 54.2 million in five years NCC

Oyo to begin payment of gratuity to post-2019 retirees

COVID-19: Rivers misses out as FG disburses N66.5bn to states

Nigerias LPG storage capacity now 69,698MT, says Sylva

FEC approves Finance Bill, says no tax increase

Customs intercept falsely declared cargoes worth N767m

Statistical systems overwhelmed by COVID-19 data requests NBS

Buni, APC govs receive Umahi to party today

2021 budget report ready on Dec 3, says Senate

Naira weakens further as dollar sells for 478

N69.4bn debt: AMCON seizes Jimoh Ibrahims property, freezes accounts

Equity market rebounds with N301bn gain

Reps decry N200bn unclaimed dividends

Nigerias oil rigs fall by 30% as exploration drops

Fuel price: Nigerians paying for govt inefficiency, says PANDEF

DPR shut 85 illegal gas plants in Lagos Controller

Stakeholders decry hurdles in port operations

S’South summit: PANDEF attacks FG, says cancellation an insult

N2bn laundering: Court orders Mainas arrest, Ndume denies suspects whereabouts

NASS joined in N50bn suit against Buharis lopsided appointments

Resign over Lekki shooting cover-up, CNPP tells Buhari, Buratai, NBC

Violent crime: South-East transporters threaten boycott of Lagos, Norths routes

FCT police launch rescue operation for kidnap victims

FG, ASUU resume meeting Friday

ACourt orders reinstatement of suspended Ondo lawmakers

NMA demands immediate reopening of Kogi FMC

Nigerias potential not oil but young people UN

General, Col testify against El-Zakzaky as trial resumes

I didnt impose PCRC executives on members

2023: Turn your tweets to votes, Dabiri-Erewa urges youths

#EndSARS: Nigeria practices dictatorship with democratic face- DJ Switch

Pelosi wins bid to lead Democrats in US House

2023: Igbo presidency not negotiable, says Abaribe

NANS faults FGs plan to borrow $750m from World Bank

#EndSARS: Laying siege to Afrika Shrine shows police folly- Seun Kuti

UPDATED: FG says no plan to increase taxes as FEC approves Finance Bill                                                                                   


Seplat/NNPC Gas Project to Transform Energy Landscape

Standard Chartered Focuses on Hybrid Working to Appeal to Future Workforce

I Have Rejected Three Ministerial Appointments

They Are Trying to Turn the Arson, Looting that Followed #EndSARS…

The Nigerian Constitution Makes Governors Ceremonial Chief Security Officers

APC Dissolves Ebonyi State Executive Committee


4,000 APC members defect to PDP in Ogbomoso

PDP constitutes Ebonyi caretaker committee

Defection based on principles not coercion ‘Buhari

Defection: You’re on your own -Ebonyi senators, Reps tell Umahi

One more governor will leave PDP, says Wike

More trouble for Nigeria as UK mulls ban on petrol, diesel automobiles

COVID-19: FGN disburses N66.5bn to states to boost budget

Inflation, poor yield on securities, dangers to pension fund’s assets growth ‘LCCI DG

FEC approves Finance Bill 2020

FG, Ogun intensify campaign on N75bn Msmes Survival Fund

Reps express concern over N200bn unclaimed dividend

Ive no regret proscribing IPOB in Rivers Wike

FG moves to avert poly senior workers strike

Prolonged ASUU strike Infringes on rights of Nigerian youths, says Moghalu

Ngige seeks EU support to lift 100m Nigerians out of poverty

Northern governors inaugurate 30-man committee on youth development

SWest didnt set up Amotekun to fight Nigeria Makinde

Nigeria to get fresh 60m loot from UK

Lopsided appointments: Court gives NASS 30 days to respond to N50bn suit against Buhari

#EndSARS: UK parliament debates sanctions against Nigerian govt officials Nov 23


Botched South South meeting an insult too many, says PANDEF

Buhari hails Umahi’s defection to APC, says it’s bold move

Why I am joining APC, by Ebonyi governor Umahi, PDP denies knowledge of defection

#EndSARS was just a symbol to aggregate grievances

Nigeria’s healthcare and Buhari’s medical tourism ban

Trump fires election security official, cuts troops in Iran, Afghanistan

Google to integrate bank accounts in payments app

Rivers hail Wike pre-season tourney

Money market crash triggers largest daily gain in five years

Govts can unlock potential grow economy through privatisation

#EndSARS protests: NIA urges policyholders to approach insurers for claims

U.S. approves 737Max planes to end 20-month on ground

DisCos fault Transmission Company over irregular load allocation

Lender deepens retail products, services through digital channels

Facebook partners Guardian TV, BellaNaija to celebrate creative Nigerian entrepreneurs

FG to develop technology capacity for problem-solving

Foundation settles #EndSARS victims’ hospital bill with N20m

Labour activists list how #EndSARS campaign redefines radicalism in Nigeria

Understanding the American three-stage presidential election

Gunmen ambush members of Kaduna vigilante, kill three

PDP asks Fashola to explain role in alleged N4.6b fraud

23 foreign athletes arrive for Kaduna Marathon

Supreme Court upholds Diri’s election, Obaseki hails verdict

Northern govs backpedal, identify with social media, woo youths

Wike cautions against sentimental politics, insists on proscribing IPOB

Kaduna State Govt opens ‘secret trial’ of El-Zakzaky, wife

Pelosi wins bid to lead Democrats in US House

Germany turns on coach Loew after Spain debacle

US Senate blocks Trump’s controversial Fed candidate

Suspected fake army officer in court over alleged impersonation in Osun

#EndSARS attack: Lagos Oriental Hotel reopens, offers discount to customers

Military destroys bandits’ camps on Kaduna-Abuja highway

APC chieftain in Ebonyi says Umahi’s defection wont add anything to APC


Lagos Assembly begins 3-day public hearing for EndSARS victims

NERC to DISCOs: Acquire modern technologies to ensure quality supply

Malawi detains fugitive pastor, his wife

Police mechanisms too weak to identify, remove, prosecute rogue officers, says Gbajabiamila

Family of boy allegedly killed by ‘drunken’ constable demands N100m compensation

Amotekun will serve as state’s local response ‘ Makinde

Civil society group canvass ban on single-use plastic in Nigeria from 2021

Kaduna govt opens ‘secret trial’ of El-Zakzaky, wife

Defence ministry calls for effective inter-service cooperation among armed forces

FG to implement post COVID-19 initiatives for creative industry

U.S. Elections: Rep wants Nigeria to emulate U.S. by strong institutions

COVID-19: New York closes schools again

Anambra 2021: Umahi’s defection will boost APC’s chance ‘ Chieftain

ESP In Progress: FG commences payment of payroll support to beneficiaries

Fuel: FG, Labour have failed Nigerians

No court order restraining APC from membership registration

Buhari describes Umahi’s defection as bold move based on principles

INEC arraigns professor over 2019 election fraud in Akwa Ibom

Over 4000 APC members defect to PDP in Oyo

Expect all Ebonyi NASS members in APC ‘ Chinedu Ogah

Ebonyi PDP Senators, Reps disown Umahi over defection

Bayelsa Gov Poll: Supreme Court affirms Diri’s election

Umahi’s defection: He’s desperate to be president ‘ Wike

PDP dissolves Ebonyi exco, S/East Zonal caretaker committee

Google to integrate bank accounts in payments app

From Survive to Thrive, working together for a better Africa

#EndSARS riots: Lagos politicians betrayed the youths and lost their trust

FG hasn’t met any of our demands, ASUU insists

Strike: Why FG will continue to pay ASUU through IPPIS ‘ Ngige

N5bn TETFUND grant not released to me ‘ ABSU VC

Judge chides EFCC, Uniosun VC’s Counsels for disobeying court order

Strike: ASUU directs members to seek alternative means of survival

Argentina to start COVID-19 vaccination 2021 ‘ President

Yellow fever: Anambra Govt vaccinates 5.5 million residents

Strange Disease: No death in Kogi; all casualties recorded in Enugu ‘ Kogi govt

Experts urge FG to subsidise cost of diabetes management, treatment

#EndSARS: My abducted 3-year-old son sold for N8m, woman tells Abuja panel

Police arraign motor boy over alleged unlawful possession of axe

Mushin violence: Victims count losses, claim arrested suspects innocent

IMPEACHMENT SAGA: Court of Appeal okays reinstatement of suspended lawmakers in Ondo

#EndSARS: Bishop Odetoyinbo calls for sustainability of police reform

Extra-judicial killing: Family of boy allegedly killed by ‘drunken’ constable demands N100m compensation

Saudi minister says confident of ‘good relationship’ with Biden

Kidnapper of ex-lawmaker’s wife in Calabar lands in police net


Police Apprehend 24-year-old For Kidnapping, Killing Of Girl In Kano

Nigeria Expects Fresh 60m Loot From UK, Says ANEEJ

Masari Proposes N282bn Budget For 2021

Reps Express Concern Over Unclaimed N200bn Projected Dividends

Court Revokes Abdulrasheed Maina’s Bail, Orders His Arrest

4 Killed In Kwara Auto Crash

Army Flags Off Operation Crocodile Smile VI In Delta

ASUU Expresses Doubt Over Ngige’s Commitment To Resolve Crisis

Nigeria Spends $1.3bn Annually On Importation Of Milk ‘ TETFund Executive Secretary

German police Clash With COVID-19 Protesters In Berlin

Zamfara Goldfields Don’t Belong To State Govt ‘ Official

Supreme Court Affirms Douye Diri As Bayelsa Gov

INEC: No Constitutional Breach In Yakubu’s Reappointment ‘ IPAC, Lawyers

Umahi’s Defection Heightens Agitation For Igbo Presidency

FG Okays Finance Bill 2020, Insists Tax Won’t Be Raised

35 States Get World Bank’s N66.5bn COVID-19 Grant

$10 Unit Operating Cost Will Guarantee More Oil Revenue For Nigeria ‘ Wunti

APC Caretaker C’tte Dissolves Ebonyi State Executive Committe

Defection: Beware Of Umahi, Ebonyi Indigenes Warn APC Leaders

UN Allocates Emergency $15M To Fight Hunger In Northeast

Elimination of Cervical Cancer: First Ladies of Nigeria, Advocating for Elimination of Cervical Cancer

Botched South-South Meeting: One Insult Too Many -PANDEF

Education, Empowerment Key To Curbing Insecurity In North ‘ Kwankwaso

S’South Leaders Seek Arrest Of Those Against OML 29 Oil Exploration


How SARS officer killed my brother, refused to release his corpse, witness tells NHRC panel

SARS officials beat the hell out of me, paraded me as criminal, petitioner tells NHRC panel

3 vigilantes ambushed by bandits killed in Kaduna

Gunmen kill lecturer in Ogun

35 states get FG’s N66.5bn for amended COVID-19 responsive 2020 budget

Katsina govt budgets N282.8bn for 2021 fiscal year


AU, ECOWAS joint mission advises Ghana on violence-free polls

Nine killed in Kwara crashes

FAAC shares N604.004 to federal, states, councils

IG: we are using community police to restore police, public confidence

States, capital market to partner on privatisation

Umahi: Defection guided by principle, says Buhari

Dokpesi urges Fed Govt to release #EndSARS protesters and unfreeze their accounts

2023: Umahis defection raises presidential zoning stake

Diversification, infrastructure remain key to Nigerian economic outlook

Report: Why CBN licensed payment service banks

NCDC: no infection cases in NYSC camps

Violators of VCs selection process will be sanctioned, says Buhari

I spent two weeks of isolation begging God for forgiveness, says Niger governor

Court awards N20m to Nigerias oldest death row inmate, one other

FG: Yellow fever responsible for strange deaths in states

FG commits to eliminating cervical cancer by 2030

International flights to resume at Port Harcourt, Enugu, Kano airports before Christmas

Umahi to Wike: Your dictatorial tendencies will destroy PDP


PDP dissolves Ebonyi exco, South-East Zonal Caretaker Committee

PDP constitutes Ebonyi State caretaker committee

Umahi a deceptive politician, running to APC to cover his tracks -AESID

NDLEA intercepts 5,371.111kg of Cannabis Sativa in Lagos

CNN report: Buhari, Buratai, NBC DG asked to resign over Lekki Shootings

Nobody can arrest me because Im doing Gods work, Boko Haram Leader, Shekau says in new video

Group drags Enugu ex-commissioner to ICPC over land racketeering

Human rights lawyer, Okeke to sue CNN over its investigative report on Lekki shooting

FEC approves Finance Bill 2020 to support 2021 Budget

Umahi welcomed by Northern group to APC

Nigerian baker gets engaged to client after baking viral cake

Defection: Ebonyi senators, reps disown Umahi

Husband cages wife for 3 years over alleged witchcraft


We’ll end cervical cancer by 2030 – FG

Police accountability, discipline mechanism weak – Gbajabiamila

FG, states, LGs share N604.004bn in October

Strange disease: FG urges investigation into ‘50 deaths’ in Kogi

IBB, Abdulsalami back North Central People’s Forum

‘Attacks on NEMA warehouses stalled relief items’ distribution’

‘Information hoarding gives room for fake news’

7 die in Kano auto crash

Bandits ambush Kaduna vigilance personnel, kill 3

Gunmen kill commissioner’s brother, 1 other beheaded in Ibadan

Nigeria ripe for online asset declaration system


EFCC, CBN partner to tackle ATM, POS frauds

Leave exemplary footprints, DG-NYSC admonishes Corps members

Defection: You are on your own Ebonyi NASS-PDP caucus tells Umahi

Alleged N2b fraud: Court issues warrant of arrest against fleeing ex-pension reform boss

ASUU Strike: Human rights activist, Agbese writes PMB, volunteers to lead negotiation with union

Dec. 5 bye election: APC must retain Senate majority seats, Buni charges Campaign Council

Dont extort motorists in FCT, CP warns officers


#EndSARS aftermath reflects government disconnect with Nigeria’s future

Descent into full dictatorship: Nigerians had it coming

Worrisome developments post EndSARS: An Elder’s proverbial, analysis

Improving the quality of tertiary education in Nigeria

Bridging the Skills Gap through Strategic Capacity Development in Nigeria’s Solar Sector

Negative economic implications of Apapa gridlock are too great to ignore

What should Nigerian firms expect under AfCFTA


Five Months On, Buhari Keeps Nigerians In The Dark On Ambassadors

FG To Reduce Import Duties On Tractors, Buses, Others

#EndSARS: Attempt To Muzzle Nigerians Will Create More Havoc

We’re Celebrating Umahi’s Exit From PDP ‘ Onuesoke

Understanding The American Three-Stage Presidential Election

FCT Laws Can Sustain City Development, Economy ‘ Aliyu


We are committed to excellence performance FUNAAB VC

Why we demolished Wuse building FCTA

75% of TB cases can be identified through community engagement Experts

Protests should not be a culture- Amnesty interim Administrator

Strange disease: kogi debunks claim of rampaging epidemic, says victims are from Enugu

Minister advocates new research grants, backs TETFunds R&D initiative

#EndSARS: FCTA asks manufacturers to partner insurance firms for claims


Man imprisons wife in cage for four years

Bayelsa: Supreme Court upholds Diri’s election

N69.4bn debt: AMCON takes over Jimoh Ibrahim’s assets

Buhari hails Umahi’s defection, says it’s a bold move

FAAC augments October revenue with N99bn

Defection: Senators, Reps disown Ebonyi governor

Rivers misses N1.9bn COVID-19 budget disbursement

FEC approves Finance Bill 2020, allays tax raise fear


Ahead Ebonyi gov’s Defection to APC: Wike warns Umahi heading towards political oblivion

FG provides additional reliefs for businesses, individuals in proposed Finance Bill 2020

Day after Umahi’s defection: APC flags, buses flood Afikpo North, govs troop into Ebonyi ahead reception party

Umahi’s defection to APC in national interest ‘ Buhari

How citizens can benefit from FG’s affordable housing units ‘ Fashola

You’re an ingrate, your defection illegal, Ebonyi NASS Caucus attack Umahi

AMCON freezes Jimoh Ibrahim’s accounts, seizes properties over N69.4bn debt


Post COVID-19: FG Set to Implement Report on Creative Industry

Minister Inaugurates Techno Oil 8,400MT LPG Terminal in Lagos

Activate Aviation Unit, NASS Tells Nigerian Army

Anambra Generates N85.5m From Tertiary Education

Facebook launches Nigerian SMB Success Stories with BellaNaija, Guardian TV


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