Nigerian Newspapers Headlines, Friday, 29 January 2021

Nigerian Newspapers Headlines


Containing China is ‘mission impossible’, Beijing warns Biden

Petroleum bill faulty, Niger Deltans insist

Buhari warns against fuelling of ethnic, religious prejudices

NCC probes data depletion, illegal deductions by telcos

NNPC earns N1.9tr from petrol as Nigerians consume 16b litres

Nigeria shielding killers of #EndSARS protesters, says Amnesty International

Investors’ wealth soar by N440 billion in three trading days

EFCC re-arraigns oil firm directors over N1.4 trillion alleged fraud

Oyo workers embark on indefinite strike over deductions

COVID-19: Nigeria registers additional 22, deaths,1,861 new Infections

Buhari-Tinubu APC contract will terminate in 2023, says Lamido

Governorship shift to Anambra South is non-negotiable, says Intersociety

PDP blames Buhari, APC for dismal corruption scorecard

Indian community commends Sanwo-Olu for re-opening isolation centre

Man 65 kills self, wife, son as he sets house ablaze in Anambra

Firms partner to improve healthcare access for women

Market capitalisation hits N22tr mark on sustained bargain-hunt

NMRC lists ’10 billion fixed rate bond on FMDQ platform

Medical expert seeks waiver for cancer, transplant drugs

Court rejects Ondo PDP chairman’s duress claim in N500 million money laundering charge

Dismissed pregnant policewoman violated regulations, says CP

NNPC records 92% increase in sales of petroleum products in October

FG constructs 43 roads in tertiary institutions ‘ Minister

Covid-19 vaccine: FG is targeting 70 per cent coverage of Nigerians, says Director

One third of Africa will be vaccinated this year: WHO


APC bans membership registration by proxy

Aggrieved parties sue DSIEC over Delta LG polls

Nigerians attitude to COVID-19 will change if they understand its potentially devastating effects on economy US-based don, Declan

MTN begins NIN enrollment in Lagos, Abuja, PH

Tolls may return, Owerri-Onitsha, 11 highways set for concession

Nigerians consumed N1.9tn petrol in 13 months, says NNPC

FG restructures commodities exchange, halts privatisation plans

Nigeria redeems $500m Eurobond, $10.37bn outstanding

Forex crisis, major nightmare facing manufacturers, says MAN

Air Peace gets new aircraft, plans 8,000 jobs

FG expecting PIB passage by National Assembly in April -Sylva

FG resuscitating airstrips to combat insecurity Sirika

Equity market extends gains with N125bn

Nigeria, others lose $1.3tn as tourism suffers worst year

Importers must monitor agents, NAFDAC warns

My family now lives in Ilorin -Igangan Seriki Fulani

Hoodlums attack police station, free suspects, two killed

Night-grazing herdsmen destroy farms in Ondo, farmers lament

Grazing ban without ranches will be disastrous -Sharia Council

Kidnappers, gunmen hold sway, abduct 75, kill 18

Police get new nine AIGs, 20,365 others promoted

Health workers want retirement age reviewed to 65

President, National Assembly on collision course over service chiefs confirmation

UNIUYO workers die, one unconcious fixing vandalised cable

N10bn libel: Court adjourns Ortom, Oshiomholes case till February 26

Buharis failure responsible for attacks on Fulani herdsmen -Lamido

Saudi Arabia returnees: Authorities restrict Nigerian media, allow BBC, Reuters

Police rules recommend dismissal of unmarried pregnant cop CP

Police plan autopsy as security agents kill Imo lecturer, graduate

DSS operative killed my son at birthday party, says father of slain cop

UNIPORT unveils 400 test-per day COVID-19 testing centre

Anambra Assembly chair contradicts speaker, denies infections among lawmakers

Buhari meets Sultan, NSCIA chiefs behind closed doors in Villa

Senate summons NPA MD, others over non-payment of N1.1bn gratuity

IPU passes vote of confidence in Amotekun

PIB: Group seeks definition of host, impacted, access community

Edo convicts 16 for violating COVID-19 regulation

Nigeria drops in ranking, now second most corrupt in West Africa

Ogun traders protest, want burnt market rebuilt

Cross Rivers Assembly confirms Justice Ikpeme as CJ, claims new fact

Closure of Third Mainland Bridge begins Saturday Lagos

Check abuse of LG allocations by govs

Gunmen abduct 25 youths in Taraba

I was nearly retired by Obasanjo as Major Buratai

BREAKING: Police promote nine CPs to AIG, 20,365 others

You cant do better than your predecessors, Shekau tells new service chiefs                                                                                 


FG Plans N50bn Investment to Reposition Nigeria Commodity Exchange

Buratai Hands over to New Army Chief, Attahiru

TI Rating: Buhari’s Administration Most Corrupt in Nigeria, Says PDP

NNPC Records N1.95tn from Sale of Petrol, Others

IMF Foresees Improved Capital Spending in Nigeria

Lagos Restricts Movement of Trucks on Oshodi-Apapa Expressway, Others

N’Assembly Considering Restructuring, Senate Tells Soyinka

OPS Divided over FG’s Reduction of Automobiles’ Import Levies

Stop Misinformation about COVID-19 Vaccines, FG Tells Monarchs

Bandits Kill 11 People, Kidnap Five in Katsina

Falana Kicks as Ekiti CP Justifies Dismissal of Pregnant Policewoman

INEC Fixes March 6 for Jigawa By-election

#EndSARS: IG Presents N160m Cheques to Families of Slain Officers

Ekiti CP Justifies Dismissal of Pregnant Policewoman

Senate Summons NPA MD over Non-payment of over N1.16bn Gratuity to…

PIB: Lawan Laments $30 Per Barrel Oil Production Cost

Agreement between S’West Govs, Miyetti Allah Not Sustainable, Says Shehu Sani

APC Distributes Membership Registration Materials

Cross River Lawmakers Approve Justice Ikpeme’s Nomination as Chief Judge

65-year-old Hunter Kills Wife, Son, Self in Anambra

Presidency Replies TI, Says Buhari Deserves Kudos for Fighting Corruption


Buhari’s govt not doing enough to protect life and property ‘ Adegoke

APC warns against membership registration by proxy

INEC fixes Jigawa State Assembly bye-election March 6

Ortom asks Court for definite hearing in libel suit against Oshiomhole, APC

PDP, Okowa, lawmaker mourn as Delta House Leader dies at 57

MAN bemoans challenges impeding real sector growth

Improved crude oil prices push external reserves to $36.23bn

Stock market capitalisation hits N22tr

Pipeline rupture rises by 10%

Buhari directs CBN, others to reposition commodity exchange with N50bn investment


NNPC records 92% increase in sales of petroleum products in October

Manufacturers’ survey shows low confidence in economic policy

EFCC tasks corps members on hard work, integrity

Senate President wants reduction in cost of crude oil production

Paul Orajiaka Foundation Gives Lifeline to Anambra Residents

Attahiru assumes office as new army chief, Buratai bows out

Why Ibarapa residents made distress call to Sunday Igboho

N100M suit against me for allegedly exposing Will sheer blackmail -Lawyer

Corruption Index: We’re analysing sources of data used by TI, says Presidency

2023: Group to buy nomination form for Yahaya Bello

2023: ‘APC membership registration, revalidation exercise will curb intra-party rigging

AFCFTA: FG pushes ECOWAS brown card scheme

Akwa Ibom seeks first-class graduates to teach in secondary schools

COVID-19 vaccines to be subjected to scrutiny before usage in Nigeria ‘ Minister

WHO team begins hunt for COVID-19 origins in China after quarantine

27 wedding guests kidnapped in Taraba

Bandits attack two Niger LGAs, kill one

Festac demolition: Court orders LG, traders to maintain status quo

LASTMA officer dies after being knocked down by motorist

New COVID-19 variants fuelling Africa’s second wave ‘ WHO

PIB: Persons with disabilities crave for 5% of oil projects, activities in N/Delta

Those saying NDDC should be scrapped have no stake in Niger Delta affairs ‘ Delta monarch

Covid-19 Vaccine: FG is targeting 70% coverage of Nigerians’ Director

APC: No membership registration by proxy ‘ Official

UPDATED: CBN to invest N50bn in Nigeria commodity exchange


PIB: Host Communities Exchange Blows At NASS

Dark Cloud Over P/Harcourt-Maiduguri Rail Project

Curbing The Menace Of Ritual Killings In South West

8 Days After, Kidnappers Hold On To Abaji Orphanage Children

2023: NYDP Vows To Humiliate APC, PDP

New Service Chiefs : Expectations High In N’West, N’East As Residents Send SoS

COVID-19: All Nigerians Must Be Vaccinated ‘ FG

NCC Moves To End Data Depletion, Wrong Deduction

PPMC Generated N1.9trn From Petrol Sale In One Year ‘ NNPC

PMB Approves N50bn To Reposition Commodity Exchange

Insecurity: FG To Resuscitate Airstrips

NIMC Staff Sell NIN Forms For N2,500 In Taraba

24 Travellers Kidnapped In Taraba

Use Police Act In Appointing New IGP, Legal Practitioner Appeals To PMB

Police Clears Air On Sack Of Pregnant Officer In Ekiti

Insecurity: Give Service Chiefs Timeline, Senate Tells PMB

Third Mainland Bridge To Be Shut Totally For 3 Days

Over 5,000 APC Members Defect To PDP In Adamawa


#EndSARS: Fintiri apologizes for vandalization of NYSC camp by hoodlums

CAN, JNI to promote peaceful co-existence, reduce insecurity in Kogi

Igbinedion University performs stem cell transplant as medical director appeals for drugs waiver

COVID-19: NCDC confirms 864 new cases, total now 127,024

Nigeria redeems $500 million Eurobond

PIB: Your production cost too high, Senate President tells International oil companies

South-West PDP aborts meeting over absence of Fayose, others

2021 budget: Hold ministers accountable for poor implementation, Ndume tasks Nigerian youths

Lagos gets 20,000 slots from 774,000 Extended Special Public Works programme

PIB hearing: Rowdy session as factional chairmen of host communities fight


Federal Govt redeems $500m Eurobond

COVID-19 vaccines wont hurt Nigerians, says Buhari

Ortom asks court to hear N10b suit against Oshiomhole

Nigeria spent 526.4b in treating tobacco ailments

South West PDP leaders shelve reconciliation meeting

Rewane, others for vantage forum on entrepreneurship

Fed Govt to partner OPS on sugar production

Manufacturers confidence in Nigerian economy declines

Fed Govt generates N1.9tr from petrol sales in one year

Hoodlums free arrested suspects, attack police station

Bandits abduct 50 in Niger

Watch your back, Ooni warns Sunday Igboho

NBC warns TV, radio stations on reporting herdsmen quit notice

Buhari: were dealing with protracted security problem

Four killed as bandits storm Kaduna villages

PIB will benefit Nigeria, IOCs- Lawan


Witches advocate group commends Anambra government, police over arrest of Onyeze Jesus

Buhari declares security emergency, meets with Ondo, Oyo govs, service chiefs, Ooni

NAssembly joint panel on electoral reforms to adopt report, says Omo-Agege

China warns that Taiwans independence means war

Biden likely to revert to Obamas policy of arming Syrian rebels Syrian official

Obasanjo almost retired me 21 years ago immediate past chief of staff, Tukur Buratai reveal

Federal Government admits Nigerias land borders porous Aregbesola reveals

INEC fixes March 6 for Jigawa State Assembly bye election

Four feared dead in Delta cult clashes

PDP to APC leaders: TI rating exposed you, commence refund of stolen N15tr

President Buhari only nominates service chiefs and did not appoint them -Femi Falana clears air


Nine CPs promoted to AIGs, 20,365 others

Nigeria drops in fresh TI’s corruption ranking

27 die of COVID-19 in Nasarawa

EFCC arrests 2 brothers, 6 other suspected internet criminals

As poultry feeds crisis bite harder… Farmers ask CBN to stop funding middlemen

Seriki Fulani asks FG to probe burning of palace, vehicles

Police recover fake currencies, arrest 4 for defrauding Ogun woman

Contractors return to Jakana- Auno road – Minister


Northern elders want Igbo person among the service chiefs- Commend Buhari for change

Account Restriction: Civil Service Union threatens to picket Access Bank across Nigeria

NUT regional leadership storms Abia, demands clearance of 12 months salary arrears as condition to call off strike

Slain Nekede Lecturer: ASUP tells Imo Govt, Nig-AirForce to investigate, compensate the deceased family


Beyond money, you need political power’ ‘ Reno Omokri advises Igbo businessmen

Apple Records Most Profitable Quarter Ever As Sales Hit $111bn

NSE Market Capitalisation Crosses N22trn Mark

Attahiru Assumes Office as New Army Chief, Buratai Bows Out

COVID-19 vaccine: FG targeting 70 per cent coverage of Nigerians ‘ Director

NNPC records 92% increase in sales of petroleum products

INEC to Hold Jigawa By-Election on March 6


Insecurity: Buhari holds talks with leaders of Islamic Council

Stock market correction cannot be discounted, IMF warns

Nigeria Redeems $500mn Eurobond

BREAKING: EU extends ban on Nigeria’s beans to 2022

Nigeria is hooked on CBN borrowing. Here is why it wont be easy to break the habit

Nigeria’s investment climate suffers more blows as FDI drops to lowest in 15yrs

Equity investors are over N600bn richer in 4 days

Nigeria could devalue Naira by up to 10% in 2021 ‘ Bloomberg Survey

Local investors flock to stocks at fastest pace since 2008 crash

Nigeria’s Collective Investment Scheme now worth N1.512trn

Stock market correction cannot be discounted, IMF warns

Oil rally breathes life into Nigeria Eurobonds after difficult March

$36m Jebba Power Plant rehabilitation to bring additional 96.4mw


PIB: Host Communities In Free-For-All At Reps’ Hearing

Presidency To TI: Buhari Deserves Credit For War Against Corruption

Nigeria’s Political Parties Lack Internal Democratic Processes ‘ Ossai

New COVID-19 Variants Fueling Africa’s Second Wave’ WHO

No Membership Registration By Proxy, APC Warns

No Southwest Stakeholders’ Meeting In Ibadan ‘ Wike

Hoodlums Attack Mapo Police Station, Free Arrested Members


WHO issues 10-year plan to end suffering from neglected tropical diseases

COVID-19 second wave could affect many children-SCI warns

FEC okays National Quality policy, M9.5bn contracts for power, roads

Okowa calls for inclusive governance to curb agitations

COVID-19: Maryam Abacha Varsity donates Luxurious bus to BUK

We’ll protect Nigerians in new PIB despite vested interests ‘ Gbajabiamila

Safe School Declaration: Preparations are on top gear for conference ‘ Ministry


NNPC generates N158bn from petroleum products in October

Police Commission elevates 9 CPs to AIG, promotes 20,356 officers

Nigeria’s corruption perception ranking worsens

CSOs, host communities brawl, reject PIB at public hearing

PIB: Protect our investments, oil producers tell N’Assembly

FG halts privatisation of Commodity Exchange

VAT: FG rakes in N24.8bn from bank customers

Nigeria and challenges of AfCFTA implementation

Four die, 56 hospitalised as diarrhea breaks out in Sokoto

MTN backs Africa’s COVID-19 vaccination bid with $25m

Major reorganisation looms in Armed Forces

President meets Ooni, vows not to politicise security


At last, Cross River Assembly confirms Ikpeme as Chief Judge

48 hours after Service Chiefs’ take-over’ Bandits kill 5, abduct 2 kids, 82 others in Kaduna, Niger, Taraba

PIB: Lawan pushes for reduced cost of crude oil production

Updated: NNPC records 92% increase in petroleum products sale in October 2020

Communication minister calls for establishment of African single digital market



Minimum Wage: Aliyu appeals to NULGE not to embark on strike

Service Chiefs: Northern elders condemns non Igbo inclusion

Insecurity: FG to resuscitate airstrips across the country

Former President Obasanjo almost retired me as a Major

Dont manipulate APC registration Gov Lalong warns party leaders, stakeholders


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