Nigerian Newspapers Headlines, Thursday, 25 February 2021

Nigerian Newspapers Headlines


Biden’s CIA pick stresses China threat

At least 41 migrants feared dead in Mediterranean: UN

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

Death toll in Boko Haram on Nigeria’s Maiduguri rises to 16

NECO withholds results of over 70,000 candidates in Kano

Telecoms sector boosts GDP by 12.45% as prospect looks brighter

Nigeria clamps down on rickety vehicles on its roads

Saraki peace committee plans to meet South West PDP next week

Ekiti monarchs endorse Fayemi for 2023 presidency, solicit support

23 tonnes of cocaine seized in Europe’s biggest haul

Biden, al-Kadhemi discuss embassy rocket strikes

Texas power board members resign over mass outages

NPA bars non-registered trucks from ports under ‘Eto’ scheme

NERC to review MAP scheme as meter deployment suffers setback

CIBN, NIBSS unveil scheme to upskill e-payment professionals

Sustained bargain hunting lifts capitalisation further by N30b

Wike accuses NDDC of spending N10 billion to unseat him

DHQ to upscale protection of national assets ‘ Irabor

Atiku’s daugther Fatima denies revalidating APC membership

Reps worry over alleged breach of local content laws on N2 billion AKKP project


NAssembly approve Police Trust Fund budget

Metuh recounts demonic prison experience, says hell serve God

Court voids federal mortgage firms MDs sacking, orders payment of entitlement

We’re tortured, detained because were from Southern Kaduna -Petitioner

$2.7bn Shell suit: Court fixes March 2 for ruling

Court frees Kano woman arraigned for killing house help

Panel recommends SARS cop prosecution over Ekiti teenagers killing

National Assembly approve Police Trust Fund budget

Anti-open grazing law’ll stop herders, farmers clashes – Speaker

Police kill four, arrest eight over Abia police station attack

APC registration responsible for Electoral Act passage Lawmakers

Season of fear in Edo as killer herders take over forests, highways

Nigeria loses N151.78bn crude oil monthly NNPC

Nigerias revenue prospects brighten as oil hits $67

Concessionaire will pump N28bn into Asaba airport -Okowa

INEC fixes March 20 for Ekiti Assembly bye-election

Lagos to shut down Third Mainland Bridge Friday

Automotive industry attracted $1bn in 2019, says FG

Edo community gets electricity 60 years after

FG attributes exit from recession to fiscal, monetary policies

Maiduguri explosions survivors recount close shave with death

We’ll starve schoolboys to death Niger abductors

Oba of Benin appoints new priest for Holy Aruosa Cathedral

Maina seeks to vacate order continuing trial in absentia

Metuh likens EFCC ordeal to wrestling with devils, demons

Stop disrespecting me or I will work against you, Fayose threatens Makinde

FG begins 5,000 suspected Boko Haram fighters trial soon

Gunmen kill policeman, traders in Delta bullion van raid

We’ve seized Rainoil, others accounts says AMCON

MASSOB berates Uzodimma, condemns attack on Abia police station

Bauchi releases N32m to vaccinate 800,000 cows

Obaseki says night grazing ban stands, shuts cattle markets

Lagos to shut Third Mainland Bridge Saturday

Bawa defends graft allegation, gets Senate confirmation as EFCC chair

Bandits raid Kaduna LGs, kill 18, NAF hits gunmen

Nigerias problems result of decay in education Babalola

Obaseki fingers minister in alleged N30bn stormwater failure

Police caution hoteliers against violating COVID-19 protocols

Plane crash: NAF begins probe, victims for burial Thursday

Ex-minister, Seriki, no longer a debtor, says AMCON

Dont carry AK-47, Bauchi gov begs herdsmen

Senate approves N11.35bn Police Trust Fund budget

Banditry: Summon Sheikh Gumi now, Omokri urges DSS

Insecurity: States must be allowed to secure their space, says Akeredolu                                                                            


Death Toll in Rocket Attack on Maiduguri Rises to 16

Bandits Kill 18 in Fresh Invasion of Kaduna Communities

Labour Gives Conditions to Support Refineries’ Privatisation

Kyari Rallies Military to Halt 200,000bpd of Crude Oil Loss

FG Finalises Plans to Prosecute 5,000 Suspected Boko Haram Fighters

Bawa Gets Senate’s Confirmation, Promises to Rebrand EFCC

Ahmed: FG Reduced Duties on Vehicles to Control Inflation

Senate Okays N11.35bn 2020 Budget for Police Trust Fund

Buhari Approves Repatriation of Refugees in Cameroon, Niger, Chad

NDLEA Intercepts Container-load of Tramadol in Apapa Port

Labour Pickets CAC Headquarters in Abuja

Falana-led Coalition Urges FG to Ban Foreign Armed Herders

Police Kill Four, Arrest Eight over Abia Police Station Attack

Bandits Kill Police Inspector, Injure Three Others in Niger

Court Fixes March 2 for Ruling on Two Applications against Shell,…

ICPC, FRC Pledge to Drive Assets Recovery, Projects Tracking

Supreme Court to Deliver Judgment in Rivers APC Tussle March 5

Mohammed Reverses Self, Begs Herders Not to Carry AK-47

Lagos to Shut down Third Mainland Bridge on Friday

APC Registration Responsible for Delay in Electoral Act Passage, Say Lawmakers

Decay in Education, Source of Nigeria’s Crises, Says Babalola

Report: Nigeria Records High Internet Usage, Low Download Speed

FG Urges Accountants to Embrace Whistle-blower Policy

Visa Offers $125,000 Prize for Global Fintech Competition

When the Fulanis Attack, They Dont Ask if You Are APC…

Amnesty Should Not Apply to Criminal Herdsmen

APC Chieftain Urges Other Govs to Adopt Ayades Crime-busting Blueprint


Rivers State APC Crisis: Supreme Court to deliver judgment March 5

How I survived attempts to impeach me ‘ Ex-Ondo deputy governor

Armed Farmers: Lalong brought shame to Plateau, says PDP

Ekiti East by-election: Unqualified candidates risk N500,000 fine, INEC warns parties

SUNU Assurances N3.01bn private placement records 100% subscription

Arewa elders hit Gumi over religious profiling of soldiers

Trial of 5,000 Boko Haram suspects begins soon FG

Ex-service chiefs confirmation as ambassadors offends Nigerians Wike

NLC shuts down CAC amidst resistance from TUC

Prolong pre-trial detention: US Embassy donates $3.9m to train NCS officials


Nigeria losing 0.2m barrels of oil daily to theft, vandalism

Praises as Agomo, foremost UNILAG Professor, retires

Finance Bill 2020 to check inflation ‘ Minister

My detention experience taught me great lesson ‘ Metu, ex-PDP spokesman

Deregistration: Court dismisses African Peoples Alliance suit against INEC

Uzodinma now Igbo saboteur ‘ MASSOB

No apologies for defending herdsmen ‘ Gov Mohammed

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

Supreme Court to deliver judgment in Rivers APC tussle March 5

NPA records 6.6% decline in vessel call

FG considers new options to deliver prepaid meters

WorldRemit backs CBN on new USD bank account opening process

Decline of new COVID-19 cases is slowing down -WHO

COVID-19: NCDC reports 571 new Infections, 12 death

Breaking: Ghana receives 600,000 doses of AstraZeneca-Oxford vaccines from COVAX

Insecurity: Reps reject motion to allow citizens carry arms

Reps approve N11.3b for Police Trust Fund

Breaking: Four police officers gunned down in Anambra

Nigeria still losing 200,000 barrel of crude oil daily to theft ‘ NNPC

DisCos receive 203,116 electricity consumers’ complaints in Q2, 2020 ‘ NERC

Facebook to invest $1bn in news industry after Australia row


Death Toll On Maiduguri Rocket Attacks Rises To 16

Price Of Commonsense Beyond Reach As Ortom, Mohammed Lock Horns

NYCN Meets FCC Commissioners, Gives Credence To Ongoing Reforms

Insecurity: Police Crippled By Inadequate Funding, Personnel ‘ Ex-IGP Okiro

Nigerians Set Agenda As Senate Confirms New EFCC Chairman

Governors Empowered By ECOWAS Protocol To Shut Out Armed Herdsmen ‘ Falana

Don’t Carry AK-47, Bauchi Governor Begs Herdsmen

Bandits Kill 18 In Kaduna Villages

Confirmation Of Ex-Service Chiefs As Envoys A Betrayal Of Trust ‘ Frank

We Reduced Import Duties On Vehicles To Curb Inflation ‘ FG

Corruption: Accountants Must Act Now ‘ Finance Minister

No Electricity Tariff Hike For Underserved Nigerians ‘ Presidency

Gov Ayade Takes Delivery Of More Trucks For Agro-Industrial Revolution


Abayi station attack: Police kill four, arrest eight, recover firearms

Gunmen kill four policemen, burn vehicle during attacks at police stations in Anambra

COVID-19: Nigeria records 655 new infections, total now 153,842

NUC approves forensic science, 13 other courses for Tech-U varsity

Constituency project tracking: ICPC recovers N15m cash, furniture, computers in Kwara

I have no apology for kicking against profiling of Fulani as killers, kidnappers ‘ Bala Mohammed

Court adjourns Shell $2.7bn ‘oil theft’, case till March 2

Bandits kill 3, abduct 9 women in Katsina

Oil leakage: Our livelihood is threatened, Ijaw communities cry out over pollution

One person abducted, two others sustained injuries during attack by gunmen in Niger

Reps approve N11.35bn capital expenditure for Police Trust Fund


MDAs return N1.7tr corruption proceeds to Fed Govt

NLC pickets CAC over anti-union practices

Ex-Service Chiefs: Wike accuses Senators, Reps of double standards

Clarks PANDEF warns militants against violence

Metuh: my ordeal in EFCC custody unforgettable

2020 internet user growth driven by Glos 39% increase

Aiteo accuses banks of contempt in Shell oil theft case

Prove Im a terrorist, Bauchi governor challenges Ortom

Zulum confirms 10 deaths, 47 injured in Maiduguri attack

Oil crosses $66 despite crude build

DisCos fail to remit N160.1b in Q2, 2020

Army denies alleged killing of four soldiers in Orlu

ICPC recovers N15m, others from Kwara lawmakers, executive members

I was tortured in Auditor Generals office before I attempted suicide Ayades aide

Senate confirms Bawa as new EFCC Chair

COVID-19: No date yet for delivery of vaccines- FG


FG set to begin the trial of 5,000 Boko Haram inmate across the country

Senate probes missing N528bn in NNPC account

Anxiety at Maiduguri varsity, others as explosions, gunshots rock city

Presidency, NASS also hindering NDDC from achieving its objectives Wike

Edo State Government bans illegal cattle markets in the state

Zulum at hospitals, confirms 10 deaths, 47 injuries after Boko Harams RPG hit in Borno

IMF chief calls for strong G20 action to reverse dangerous divergence in global economy

Cryptocurrency ban: We acted in depositors interest Emefiele

Why central banks are under pressure over digital money

AfCFTA: Nigeria to benefit from $29trn market by 2050

Biden rushes to address global computer chip shortage via latest executive order


Well recover all stolen assets-EFCC chairman

You Have Disappointed Ndigbo, MASSOB tells Gov. Uzodinma

Vandalism: KEDCO Promises To Compensate Whistle Blowers

2020 Budget: Senate approves N11.35bn for Police Trust Fund

2 Access bank staff to face trial over N197.2 m theft

Ex Deputy President Ohanaeze, DIG Hillary Opara (rtd.) Joins APC

Senate Confirms Abdulrasheed Bawa As New EFCC Boss

NLC pickets CAC, challenges RG Abubakar on N350m financial misappropriation

Gumi wrong on killing of Northerners by non-Muslim soldiers Elders


NNPC says it loses 200,000 barrels of oil daily to thieves, seeks military’s help

Violence costs Nigeria $1.3trn in 13 years

Siemens Energy Nigeria names Seun Suleiman as Managing Director

Naira records marginal depreciation as liquidity improves

Nigeria’s stock market rallies as investors buy Oando, others

Mastercard partners MTN to empower millions of African consumers through digital financial inclusion

Inability to offer credit, insurance services is a major challenge for PSB ‘ Fatokun


Goodluck Jonathan Weighs Options Between APC, PDP

Nigeria Loses $500m Over Extended EU Ban On Beans

Ondo Judiciary, 9 Lawmakers Helped Me To Complete My Tenure ‘ Agboola Ajayi

Electricity Generated Up In Q2 2020 ‘ NERC Report

Fintech Will Enhance Financial Inclusion ‘ SEC


WAEC Registration: Kwara Govt Warns Principals Against Extortion

Oando Rallies on NSE, Lifts Market Indices by 0.14%

Lagos State to Shutdown Third Mainland Bridge Again

JUST IN: Senate confirms Bawa as EFCC chairman

Amnesty: No pardon for criminals without repentance ‘ Cardinal Onaiyekan

NLC keeps to promise, pickets CAC over unfriendly policies towards staff


Bawa: I’ll reposition EFCC to fight corruption

5,000 Boko Haram suspects to face trial

Kyari: NNPC loses 200,000 barrels of crude oil daily

Audit report uncovers N18.3bn irregularities in 25 MDAs

FG: Economy shows signs of stability, but fragile

Air pollution increases future disease risk in children

PDP receives Metuh with rousing welcome in Anambra


Amidst calls for dialogue’ Killings persist in Kaduna, 18 slained in Igabi, Chikun

Poverty alleviation: SMEDAN boss tells Nigerians to patronize made-in Nigeria products

Prove I’m a terrorist, Bala tackles Ortom

EFCC: Learn from your predecessors’ pitfalls, Senate warns Bawa

United Capital doubles income, proposes 70k dividend

Average prices of petrol, diesel, kerosene rise in 2020 ‘ NBS

AFAN calls for involvement of stakeholders in farmer-data capture exercise


Anambra election: Factors that will determine choice of next governor -NigPilot

AU decries growing violent crisis in Somalia -NigPilot

NLC blocks Corporate Affairs Commission over workers welfare -NigPilot

Foreign Minister condoles with family of late Senator Jibrin -NigPilot

Caution Sheikh Gumi now, Northern elders warm -NigPilot

Why Governor Abdulrahaman Abdulrazaq enjoys massive support in Kwara -NigPilot

Ex-Bauchi Gov endorses Bala Mohammed comments on Herdsmen -NigPilot


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