Nigerian Newspapers Headlines, Friday, 18 June 2021

Nigerian Newspapers Headlines


BREAKING: Zambias first president, Kenneth Kaunda, is dead

APC awaits presidents nod to fix convention date

Teachers, pupils abducted in Kebbi, 4 Chinese in Ogun

Corruption stifling health care delivery, says NLC President

EFCC: we recovered N6b, $261m, houses in 100 days

Attacks on police officers, facilities unjustified

Wike warns council chiefs on borrowing

Okowa sends 17 commissioners-designate to Assembly

Gas explosion in Delta community injures two, destroys properties

Ondo election: I have no fear over Jegedes suit Akeredolu

Comedian I Go Dye writes AGF, seeks return of Ibori loot to Delta

Fed Govt launches digital entrepreneurship policy

Brent jumps above $74 on EIA report

Nigeria exports $2.48b goods to South Africa

Olu of Warri tussle: Protesters invade court, disrupt proceedings

Intimidation, threat cant stop Biafra agitation, Iwuanyanwu tells FG

Agitators to Buhari: dont allow detractors disrupt formation of NDDC board

Pastor kills wife, buries corpse in shallow grave in AIbom

Police arrest abductors of Ebonyi children

Adamawa, Kebbi farmers benefit from 11m EU food security project

NDLEA promotes 3, 506 officers, men

8 million people die annually from tobacco use, says expert


Umahi asks police to re-arrest appointees over Ebonyi renewed conflict

Troops kill terrorists, others, foil herdsmen attack on Igangan

Adegoke qualifies for Olympics as wind halts Okagbare’s record time

New electricity law underway, says Senate

Pipeline sabotage, field outages disrupt oil production

FG linking 10 million farmers information to farmlands Minister

Ohanaeze, PANDEF demand review of polling units distribution

Uzodinma advocates additional state in South-East

FG giving waivers for airlines new planes-Onyema

A’Ibom General Overseer beats wife to death over alleged infidelity

Anambra poll: APC screens 14 aspirants, submits report

Aviation firm plans to halt $1bn capital flight

Residents, motorists lament rising robberies, killings in Lagos communities

Insecurity threatening telecoms infrastructure, says stakeholders

Makinde vows to ensure justice as traders protest colleagues killing by drivers

Bandits overpower cops, abduct scores in Kebbi federal school

Suspected herdsmen kill police escort, kidnap four Chinese rail contractors

Buhari to determine APC convention date APC governors

Suspected herdsmen kill police escort, kidnap four Chinese rail contractors

Yomi Casual recovers from car accident

Three suspected cultists charged with murder

Widows engaged as sweepers occupy Imo Govt House over unpaid salaries

NBA, Oyo fault Buharis grazing routes gazette

NEC set to review reports of state panels on EndSARS

Ondo poll: Ill defeat Jegede in Supreme Court, says Akeredolu


APC Seeks Buhari’s Approval for Convention

Naira Stages Recovery, Strengthens to N483/$ on Parallel Market

PDP Govs Tackle Presidential Spokesman, Says He’s Ignorant

Osinbajo: NEC to Review Reports from #EndSARS Judicial Panels

Buhari, Obasanjo, Jonathan Mourn Zambia’s Founding Father, Kaunda

Govs Promise Speedy Composition of Allocation Committee for Judicial, Parliamentary Autonomy

Court Restrains Akeredolu from Sacking Ondo CJ

…Rejects EFCC’s Request to Amend $9.8m Fraud Charges against Former…

Gunmen Kill Policeman, Abduct Four Chinese in Ogun

Land Seller Arrested for Raping, Killing, Woman in Rivers

DHQ: Military Determined to Contain Terrorism, Armed Banditry

How Ahmadu Bello Moved to End Open Grazing, Says Taraba Speaker

INEC Urges Political Parties to Submit Election Expenses

Akwa Ibom Police Arrest Cleric for Allegedly Killing Wife

Girl Arrested During #EndSARS Protest Gives Birth in Ondo Prison

Okowa Submits List of 18 Commissioner-nominees to Delta Assembly

EFCC Urges Tsoho to Retain Abang for Maina’s Case

‘Improved Regional Navy Cooperation in Focus at Gulf of Guinea Forum’

Osinbajo: NEC to Review Reports from State Judicial Panels on EndSARS

Be Hard on Terrorists, Criminals across Nigeria, Buhari Tells Military

FG Urges Shippers to Be Involved in Policy, Trade Negotiations

No National Law on Grazing Routes, Falana, Basiru Tell Buhari

FEC Approves Resumption of N1tn FCT Land Swap Scheme

PDP Accuses Buhari of Increasing Poverty


PDP hits back at Presidency over attack on opposition govs

Anambra guber: Ubah emerges YPP candidate

IMF queries Nigeria’s fuel subsidy regime, unemployment, inflation

Govt’s support for MSMEs has put Ogun on global map ‘Longe, Commissioner for Industry

Airport concession: ‘FG’s business plan lacks substance, won’t enhance growth

FG earned $34.22bn from oil, gas in 2019 ‘NEITI

Nigeria loses $45bn in freight to foreign ship owners

FG sets up registration portal for 10m farmers

Air Peace to create 17,000 jobs with 30 new aircraft by 2023

Buhari in Maiduguri, tells security agents not to give terrorists breathing space

EFCC uncovers N6bn loot from state govts coffers

Union Bank to reward customers with N55m in Save & Win Palli Promo

Umahi visits JAMB registrar, seeks nod for Ebonyi medical varsity

Soldiers intercept 73 Nasarawa men going to Imo with 47 bikes


Nigerian businesses shun IPOs, raise N3.09tr via commercial papers

Nigeria seeks share from $11.5 trillion global digital economy

Africa records 44%, 20% surge in COVID-19 cases, deaths in one week

Security men rescue kidnap victim as gunmen kill one

EFCC has recovered $100m from INTELS, says Bawa

Ignore plots to truncate NDDC board inauguration, ex-militants tell Buhari

Buni panel set for fresh six months as APC governors laud performance

FG shortlists 21 states for pilot grazing reserves

Nigeria seeks share from $11.5 trillion global digital economy

IMF asks CBN to harmonise FX rates for market clearance

EU businesses explore new investments in Lagos Free Zone

EFCC recovers N6bn, 30 estates, 32 automobiles in 3 months ‘ Bawa

FCTA to receive more COVID-19 vaccines in July

Gunmen abduct students of government college in Kebbi


Peace Corps bill to be passed soon ‘ Doguwa

Gov Makinde orders investigation into Ibadan mayhem

Okowa sends names of 18 commissioner nominees to Delta assembly

IMF says Nigeria’s economy ‘gradually’ recovering, expresses concerns over unemployment, inflation

PDP govs flay Garba Shehu over ‘poorly worded’ presidential statement

I remain indebted to Nigerians for love shown to me, says Buhari

Insecurity: Tambuwal urges Buhari not to abdicate constitutional responsibility

Borno gov, Minister, Head of State, detention, 3 attempts at presidency: I’ve been in trouble for long’ Buhari

Drop press regulation bill, allow free speech, media bodies tell Reps

PDP advises Senate to reject Onochie’s nomination as INEC commissioner

2023: Leaders’ll sit at appropriate time to decide next Delta Gov ‘ Clark

Amosu, Ohakim, Alao-Akala, Shema, others case ongoing ‘ EFCC

FG to commence implementation of TSA for irrigation system by 1st July ‘ Minister

BREAKING: APC Affirms Buhari’s aide suspension, says his action capable of creating chaos in Kano

#EndSARS: NEC to convene special session to consider report

JUSUN strike: How judiciary should handle backlog of cases ‘Lawyers

HIV/AIDS: Children should be included in ART’ UNAIDS, NACA, others

Menstrual Hygiene Day: Over 37 million girls lack access to menstrual health hygiene products ‘ Pauline Tallen

Civil servants tackle govt over pay rise, retirement, stagnation, others

STATE OF THE NATION: Constitution review ‘ll address secession agitations ‘ Basiru, Senate spokesman

18-yr-old girl arrested during ENDSARS protest in Ondo gives birth in prison

BREAKING: 75 Northern groups place N100m bounty on Nnamdi Kanu

Dialogue with succession agitators ‘Obasa tells Buhari

Abduction of students: We’re engaging local hunters to secure schools ‘ NAPTAN

Nigeria earned $418.5bn in 10yrs from petroleum, NEITI reveals

Six men bag 20 strokes of cane, six months jail term in Kano

Court remands 20-year-old suspected cultist over murder

478 candidates, 14 political parties to participate in FCT Council Polls ‘ INEC

Agitations: Nigeria needs new Constitution, referendum to survive ‘ Ozekhome


Nigeria Ends $1bn Annual Capital Flight On Aircraft Maintenance

Group Blames Muslims, Christians For Lingering Crisis In Kaduna

PDP Councillor’ Better Than Adamawa APC Leadership

Taraba IDPs Return To Farms, Communities

Bauchi Emir Tasks Parents On Drug Abuse

Arewa Group Warns Against Attack On EFCC Chairman

Kano APC Members Bicker Over ‘Suspension’ Of Ganduje’s Critic

Sickle Cell: Foundation Donates Drugs, Others To Kaduna Hospital

FMC Katsina Spends N15m Monthly On Electricity

Insecurity: UK Strengthens Support For Nigeria

EFCC Reopens Corruption Cases Against Ex-Governors, Others

Don’t Give Terrorists Breathing Space, President Buhari Tells Troops

Nigeria’s Economy Recovering From COVID-19 Impact ‘ IMF

Step Down Media Law Amendment Now, NPO Tells NASS

A’Court Victory: Tinubu Congratulates Akeredolu, Says Judgement Well Deserved

Gunmen Abduct Four Chinese Expatriates, Kill Police Inspector In Ogun

China Builds World-class Smart, Green ports

Kalu, Others To Be Prosecuted Again, Says EFCC Boss, Bawa

Sexual Abuse: Akwa Ibom Varsity Sacks 14 Lecturers

ICPC, DSS, NSC, Others Set Up Task Team Against Corruption At Ports

$9.8m Cash: Court Bars EFCC From Amending Charges Against Yakubu

BREAKING: Bandits Attack College, Abduct Students, Teachers In Kebbi

Alleged Sexual Harassment: Stop Acting Like Law Unto Yourself, Omotoso Tells Ekiti AG

$1bn Capital Flight In W’Africa Ends As Aircraft Maintenance Facility Debuts In Nigeria


2023: Nigeria’s stability depends on a North Central candidate ‘ Group

Showing love to all Nigerians will stop all agitations, group tells Buhari

FCTA to plant 170,000 tree seedlings in Abuja

ICPC, Shippers’ Council, NPA, others inaugurate port standing taskteam to check infractions

Osoba emphasises need for alma mater to support government in rebuilding schools

Ekiti’s resources can make state self-sufficient, says don

#EndSARS: NEC to review judicial panels reports on police brutality

Laws that protect women from sexual harassment

World Bank faults Nigeria’s inconsistent electricity tariff policy

Nigerian economy challenged, may set another record ‘ OPSN

House committee on insurance harps on framework for empowering NDIC

Nigerian pilots, engineers partner Airtech on aviation database


APC Convention: President Buhari to fix tentative date PGF

Navy impounds 251 bags of smuggled rice, siezes boat in AIbom

FG establishes portal for 10m farmers for efficient monitoring of interventions

Buhari in Borno, tasks security agencies on terrorism, others

Bandits storm FGC Kebbi, kill policeman, abduct students, teachers

Thugs disrupt court hearing on Olu of Warri dispute, threaten prince, others

Court bars EFCC from amending charges against NNPCs ex-GMD Yakubu

Delta ex-gov, Uduaghan brokers peace among five Itsekiri kingmakers

Presidential Visit: Appreciate Buhari when he arrives Zulum begs Borno residents

FG inaugurates 11 man committee on national research bill

APC confronting Nigerias longstanding, deep-rooted security challenges APC-LAC

Insecurity: Niger State Government launch special Vigilante Corps


Gunmen kill driver, police officer, abduct expatriate in Edo

2 killed in gang war in Ibadan

Policeman killed as gunmen abduct expatriates working on Lagos-Ibadan rail line

Ibadan mayhem: Makinde begs traders, assures them of justice

Gunmen kill UNIBEN’s lecturer

22-year-old man to die by hanging for robbery

Bandits kill policeman, abduct students, staff in Kebbi

Varsity gives loans to 7 graduates for agribiz

School wants scholarship for poor children

Community members beg ‘thugs’ not to harass workers at erosion sites

Drop in power supply forces recyclers to shut business in Suleja

100 youths trained on solar power installation in Niger

Communities in Lokoja threaten mass protest over poor road work

Panic as kidnappers take over Imo communities

Commission expresses shock over parents’ attitude to rape cases

‘FEC decision on FCT land swap revolutionary’

How we contained IPOB attacks in southeast — Military

Bandits having field day in my constituency, Kebbi Rep cries out

PDP to Buhari: Our govs don’t peddle falsehood like you

Governors to review proposals on power sector reform

Buhari to military: Don’t give breathing space to terrorists

UNICEF urges traditional institutions to facilitate safeguarding of children

Police parade kidnappers of minors in Kaduna

Gunmen kill police escort, kidnap four Chinese in Ogun

Man, 33, docked over N3.5m visa fraud

Police raid criminal spots, arrest 127 traffic robbers in Lagos

Police nab church founder for beating wife to death

How Buhari can end secession agitations — Annkio Briggs

Why we passed vote of confidence on Buni — APC govs

APC affirms Rep Sharada’s suspension for ‘disrespecting’ Ganduje

FCT polls: 14 parties to battle for 68 positions

2023: Yahaya Bello’s presidential posters flood Abuja

Anambra gov’ship: APC clears 14 aspirants as Ubah picks YPP ticket

Remembering Prophet Ibrahim (a.s) who erected the pillars of Kaaba

Muslims to dominate Dutch, Swedish populations by 2044 — Czech PM


BREAKING: Kenneth Kaunda, Founding President of Zambia, Dies Aged 97

Emefiele Bribes, Silences National Assembly Members With Bureau De Change Licences ‘ Source

Groups Threaten Bloodshed on Foreigners in Fresh Xenophobic Protests in South Africa

Real Estate Sector Major Conduit for Money Laundering ‘ EFCC Boss Reveals

JUST IN: Bandits Abduct Female Students From Kebbi School

Princess Shares Voice Note of Actress Alleging Baba Ijesha Attempts Raping Her On Set

Rivers Petty Trader Kidnapped, Gang-Raped, Killed By Man She Bought Land From


Nigeria’s maritime space, deep blue project and stamping out security challenges

Nigeria’s planned tax on airtime recharge to widen unaffordability of telecom services

Allow freedom of speech, Nigerian press urges Reps

Nigeria among top 5 growth markets for e-commerce in alcoholic drinks

Oil price at $75 may push subsidy to half a N1trn

Nigerians confirm IMF’s statement on recovery amid high unemployment, inflation

An economist and his friends want to tell the world a unique story about Nigeria

Nigeria’s slowing inflation eludes consumers

Nigerian banks defy trend of rising bad loans, declining profits across Africa

Speculators lose big on dollar’s sudden crash to N480


Again, Sen. Ibezim wins at Tribunal as PDP loses -NigPilot

CBN grants Lotus Bank license to commence non-interest Banking operations

APC Governors pass confidence vote on party leadership

2023: APC national convention date awaiting Buharis approval PGF

NYCN lauds Buharis visits to Borno, Lagos

Current revenue sharing formula is totally unacceptable-Gov. Diri

Let us return to 1963 constitution Edwin Clark


Buhari to Armed Forces: Don’t give criminals breathing space

APC primaries: Anambra guber screening c’ttee clears Moghalu, Uba, 12 others

Money laundering: EFCC targets car/jewellery dealers, real estate developers

Ortom: Nigeria on life support, running out of oxygen

S’East security: Why Ebube Agu failed, by security expert

INEC to parties: Your conduct derailing electoral process


Abuja Court remands property manager over N132m fraud

We won’t rest until peace is fully restored in Borno, IDPs returned to their homes ‘ Buhari

Deploy sports as tool to end banditry, insecurity ‘ Kaduna Speaker

Nigeria can be a reference point in science ‘ Minister

EFCC reveals those stealing, laundering Nigeria’s money


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