Nigerian Newspapers Headlines, Tuesday, 22 March, 2022

Nigerian Newspapers Headlines


Biden says Putin considering using chemical, biological weapons in Ukraine

Russian court bans Instagram, Facebook as ‘extremist

If restructuring fails, best option for Ijaw nation is to pursue self-determination

APC convention panel begins screening of aspirants today

Senate caucus denies endorsing Adamu as APC Chairman

Immigration officer assaulted by colleague, accuses NIS of shielding accused officer

61-year-old driver, welder, 27remanded forallegedly defiling four siblings in Anambra

Court admits forensic test on Adegoke’s hotel room in evidence

Despatch riders protest extortion, multiple permits in Lagos

Oyo police arrest two kidnap suspects in Ibadan

Kidnappers demand N5m for abducted stepmother of Plateau governor’s aide

I’m fulfilled, Brume speaks after silver medal feat in Belgrade

Microsoft invests $200m in Nigeria as FG rallies private sector

Boeing faces fresh hurdle as China grounds 109 planes over new crash

CBN visits Agro-Allied Resources, Processing Nigeria Limited plantation in Edo

NPA restates commitment to addressing corruption at seaports

Increased investment in care services could create 300m jobs, says ILO

Knocks as president summons Imo governor, power minister, economic adviser

Soludo assures of Obiano’s release as cleric, Umeh, group condemn detention

Court grants order to ensure HYPREP complies with Ogoni cleanup report

Kaduna imposes 24-hour curfew on two councils over death of 23, burning of 70 homes

Court dismisses terrorism, treasonable felony charges against rights activist, Agba Jalingo

Corruption fuelling military takeovers in W’Africa, says ICPC

Court admits forensic test on Adegoke’s hotel room in evidence

Despatch riders protest extortion, multiple permits in Lagos

NUC approves 13 new courses for LAUTECH

JAMB insists on March 26 registration deadline for 2022 UTME

MAN seeks government’s intervention to stem job losses over energy crisis

Imo threatens to sack absentee workers over sit-at-home

Operative behind Obiano’s leaked video faces disciplinary action

Boeing faces fresh hurdle as China grounds 109 planes over new crash

Private sector to invest N298trn in National Development Plan, says Osinbajo

Five agribusiness investment opportunities available in Oyo State now

EFCC official behind Obiano video leak faces disciplinary action

Bandits’ attacks on Zamfara communities cowardly ‘ Matawalle

INEC register 47,195 voters in Plateau, rejects 11,321 applications


Putin may use chemical, biological weapons in Ukraine -Biden

Ukraine: 13 latest developments as Russia steps up air operations

Adegoke: Prosecution to adopt final written addresses Friday

Group purchases PDP presidential forms for Saraki

Revisit Iges murder case within seven days, group urges AGF, IGP

Treat South-South with fairness, Wike tells PDP

Military deployment in 36 states dangerous

APC, party full of deceit, has ruined Nigeria Saraki

Insecurity: South-South PDP restates demand for state police

Subsidy: FAAC meets today as NNPC deductions threaten states allocations

Go after importers of adulterated petroleum, NLC tells DSS

Massive oil thefts threatening external reserves, revenue MPC

Bad fuel: Marketers submit report on damages, await FGs compensation

Lagos, Ogun, Rivers lead as states debts hit N6.43tn in 2021 -DMO

Ogun church founders allegedly kill member during fellowship

Youths desert Oyo community as soldier drafted to maintain peace killed

Ondo businessman escapes as kidnappers fall asleep in forest

DSS storms Enugu community, operative guns down fleeing mother of one

Father laments as female undergraduate disappears in Kwara

Police kill Delta iron excavator over alleged N1,000 bribe

Rid Nigerias forests of kidnappers, terrorists, forestry association urges Buhari

Gunmen kill three policemen, woman in Taraba communal clash

NAPTIP rescues eight girls, nabs five suspects in Rivers brothel

Adulterated petrol: Stop scare alarms, go after importers, NLC chides DSS

ASUU, FG crisis affecting graduates competence Barewa Old Boys

Again, bandits raid Kaduna, Zamfara, kill 62, abduct 62, raze 70 houses

LASTMA dismisses officials for misconduct, police hunt informant

IGP working on new police salary structure- AIG

How northern leaders, elites silence encourages forceful abductions, child marriage

400,000 intending voters yet to complete registration in Osun INEC

Prepare against Russia cyber threat, Biden tells US businesses

FG to deepen business reforms, private sector investments Osinbajo

OAU reacts as protesting Ife indigenes storm campus with charms, fetish objects

Lagos govt, insurers move to enforce compulsory insurance on buildings


Ex-OPEC Scribe Urges Host Communities to See Investors as Partners

PENGASSAN Seeks Incentives for IOCs, Warns of Activities of Briefcase Investors in Oil Industry

BUA Cement Installs 3 500KVA Transformers, Drills 2 Power Solar Boreholes in Sokoto Community

Stakeholder: CBNs $250m Intervention in Discos, TCN Interface Will Stabilise Power Grid

Despite FGs Platitudes, Nigerias Gas Production Remains Stagnant in Five Years

NACC, Stakeholders Push for Food Safety Bill to Address Rejection of Nigerian Non-oil Exports

OAU VC Appointment: Ife Indigenes Storm Campus with Charms, Fetish Objects

Bar Practicing Fees: No Rift Between Supreme Court, NBA, Chief Registrar Clarifies

US Makes Fight against Corruption Global, Focuses on Transnational Dimensions

NHRC Says ASUU Strike, Denial of Students’ Rights to Education

Bloodthirsty Terrorists Attack Kaduna Communities, Kill 23, Burn 70 Houses

Buhari Okays Additional Security for Imo over Renewed Attacks On Public,…

EFCC Recovers N152bn, $386m, Records 2,220 Convictions in One Year

Zulum Rejects Naming School’s Facilities After Him

Useni to FG: You’re Pampering Terrorists

2023: PDP Govs, Stakeholders Restate Support for Southern President

Police Arrest Two for Defiling Four Minors in Anambra

WAEC Blacklists 35 Schools over Examination Malpractices in Rivers

Court Dismisses Terrorism, Treasonable Felony Charges against Journalist

Osun 2022: INEC Tasks Stakeholders on Credible Election

EFCC Tenders More Evidence in the Alleged £2.556 billion Fraud Matter

Court Convicts Two Over Phony Crude Oil Deals

Stakeholders Urge Oil Service Firms to Develop Capacity in Natural Gas

Nigeria’s Leadership Challenge Caused by Society not People in Power, Says…

Investors to Earn Over N780bn from Proposed 2021 Dividends

After Failed Coup, Buni Back in APC Secretariat, Inaugurates Convention Media…

Court Sacks 20 Cross River Assembly Members over Defection

Bar Practising Fees: No Rift between S’ Court, NBA, Chief Registrar…

Presidency Warns IG against Impending Police Strike, Says It will Not…

Nine Banks Total Assets Reached N56.4trn in 2021 on Hike in Loans, Deposits

DMO Urges FG to Hands-off Funding Major Infrastructure Projects


UNILAG Senate stops conferment of honorary award on Babalakin

Foundation responds to plight of physically challenged UNILAG undergraduate

UNICAL Demonstration Schoolcreates social platform, inaugurates first book club

Convention: APC rolls out stringent criteria, orders disqualification of aspirants with baggage

Ogun 2023: Supporters besiege PDP headquarters as Showunmi picks governorship form

APC Senate caucus throws chairmanship contest open

Osun APC caucus kicks against Omisore as party scribe

Energy Crisis: MAN cries out over power crisis, high cost of diesel

CBN to meet NNPC, finance ministry over petrol scarcity

Court sacks Cross River speaker, 19 others over defection

Nnamdi Kanu narrates ordeal in hands of alleged abductors in Kenya

NAFDAC alerts Nigerians on recall of 5 brands of sex enhancement pills

Road to 2023: Youths offer to buy presidential form for Tinubu

US will continue to engage, organise educational outreach, empower Nigerians Ambassador Leonard

Court sacks Cross River Speaker, 19 others over defection

2022 UTME: March 26 registration deadline sacrosanct JAMB



2023: Youths pledge to purchase Presidential nomination form for Tinubu

Bandits kill 43 persons in Kaduna, Zamfara

Nigeria losses N150bn to fake batteries annually ‘ Emilinks CEO

Academic technologists embark on two weeks warning strike

APC Governors resolve differences, ahead of National Convention

Section 84(12) of Electoral Act 2022 meant to check mischief in Nigeria’s electoral system ‘ Pepe, SAN

Convention: APC finally begins screening of aspirants

APC National Chairman: No aspirant has been endorsed by us, APC Senate Caucus

Nothing will stop APC convention on March 26 ‘ Uzodimma

Sack of 20 C’River Lawmakers: We’re already shopping for their replacement ‘ PDP

Osun 2022: You’ve been shown red card, Senator Ademola tells Gov Oyetola

Police arrest pastor for allegedly sodomising three brothers

Don’t link me with Adegoke’s murder, Satguru Maharaj Ji cries out

Imo govt vows to punish workers who stay at home on Mondays

EFCC disciplines officer behind Obiano’s leaked video

Obiano’s Video: Anambra traditional rulers blast EFCC, says ‘He was treated in dehumanising manner

2023: Kaine commends Ndokwa youths over peaceful coexistence, call for sustenance

Convention: APC finally begins screening of aspirants

Wabara removed as ABSU pro-chancellor hours after warning against Ngwa man succeeding Ikpeazu in 2023

#ENDSARS: Group wants Edo government to implement panel’s recommendations


Growth Returns As Mutual Funds Investments Rise By N1.374trn In 2 Months

2021 Finance Act: CITN President Calls For Govt, Operators Dialogue

Zulum Rejects Naming Of School Project After Him During Commissioning

BREAKING: After MPC Meeting, CBN Promises Support For NNPC To End Fuel Scarcity

JUST-IN: NERC Confirms 450mw Calabar Power Plant Back On Stream

EFCC Reprimands Operative Behind Viral Video Showing Obiano In Custody

UTME: JAMB Registers 1.5m Candidates, To Close Registration March 26

BREAKING: Court Sacks 20 C’River APC Federal, State Lawmakers Over Defection

Federal Govt Has Implemented 150 Ease Of Doing Business Reforms ‘ Minister

2023: Your Tears Can Lead To Sorrow, Suffering, Shehu Sani Tells Presidential Aspirants

EFCC Releases Obiano On Bail, Records 2,220 Convictions In 1 Year

2023: Your Ambition Is A Threat To Nigeria’s Unity, Ohanaeze Youths Tell Atiku


2023 presidency: PDP will respect whoever emerges flagbearer ‘ Peter Obi

NLC lampoons DSS over its enlistment as a violent, clandestine group

Climate Change: Nigeria launches Energy Calculator to aid net-zero by 2060

Osun 2022: 18 candidates will contest election ‘ State INEC commissioner

Lagos 2023: Jandor picks PDP nomination, expression of interest forms

Maize scarcity: Farmers mull adoption of new technologies, varieties to increase production

193 Nigerians evacuated from Ukraine tested positive for COVID-19, says FG

Osun 2022: PDP picks Adewusi as Adeleke’s running mate

COVID-19 was not in Nigeria by January 2020, petitioner’s lawyer tells NHRC panel

APC convention: We haven’t taken a position on chairmanship, says Senate caucus

Buhari approves additional security personnel to check insecurity in Imo

CBN retains MPR at 11.5%, says Russia-Ukraine war poses risk to global economy

Appointment of OAU VC: Protesters storm campus, allegedly beat security guards, destroy items worth millions of naira

APC governors resolve differences ahead of National Convention

We are not aware of court judgment sacking us, says Cross River Assembly Speaker

Bail is free, Lagos CP tells officers, warns against extortion


Maize farmers mull new technologies to increase output

PDP should treat South south with fairness, Justice- Wike

Two killed, others injured in renewed cult clashes

Maize farmers mull new technologies to increase output

Russia bans Facebook, Instagram for ‘extremism’

Two killed, others injured in renewed cult clashes


Wales bans physical punishment for children

6 players arrive as Super Eagles’ camp for Ghana opens in Abuja

Sack: Court strikes out Umahi’s motion to stop execution of judgment

Kaduna govt declares 24-hour curfew in 2 LGs as violence claims 15

Sharia court grants divorce to wife over lack of love for husband

Police rescue ‘kidnappers’ from jungle justice in Oyo


Edo Prof kidnapped, whisked into forest

More than half of Nigerians still use contaminated water, report says

193 Ukraine returnees tested positive for COVID-19 – FG

Ex-Senate President Wabara sacked hours after calling for zoning in Abia

Lagos partners Nigerian Insurers Association on compulsory cover

Court remands alleged killers of Na’Allah’s son in Kaduna

2023: Ex-Eagles’ Captain, Joseph Yobo, others float movement for presidency

PDP demands Certificate of return for Umahi’s opponent in 2019

FG will continue to deepen business reforms, promote private sector investment – Osinbajo

How Nigerian student trapped in Ukraine died weeks after evacuation

Senate: Ibori plots to stop Omo-Agege’s return, warns critics

3 doctors who died treating Lassa fever patients get posthumous awards

Banditry: Swallow your pride, you’ve failed people, CAN tells El-Rufai

Violence: El-Rufai declares 24-hour curfew in Southern Kaduna

Court strikes out Umahi’s stay of execution

Bandits gun down Zamfara traditional ruler, lay siege to cemetery

Tension as protesting youths attack travellers, kill Kaduna resident

Tongues wag as FG pulls down N5bn former headquarters of AIB-N

Afenifere to NASS: Treat women equally, fairly in constitutional amendment

Military repel another attack on traders in Sokoto

Trapped Nigerians in Ukraine might be mistaken for foreign mercenaries — NIDO

I will personally track N24bn earmarked by FG for road in Kwara – Lawan

Why JAMB results cannot be used beyond one year – Registrar

Buhari condemns attacks on Ohanaeze Ndi Igbo’s leader’s home, police assets

N/East stakeholders seek enforcement of ban on cannabis

Audit queries: Reps summon heads of 17 NNPC subsidiaries

75% of Nigeria’s budget lost to corruption – Forensic experts

Zamfara hires ex-servicemen as bandits displace 700,000 persons

APC Convention: Stakeholders perfect consensus list as aspirants intensify lobby

Nigeria targets $1bn from leather sale

FG tasked on ARV drugs, HIV, COVID-19 vaccines

FG to create biotech hubs for Nigerian startups

Police stop officers from demanding customs papers from drivers

2023: Lagos residents ‘ambush’ Osinbajo, says he’s our next president

I will personally track N24bn earmarked by FG for road in Kwara – Lawan

Varsity workers’ union directs members to shut laboratories, workshops

How Nigerian student trapped in Ukraine died weeks after evacuation

Court sacks Cross River Lawmakers who dumped PDP with Ayade

State of the nation: Buhari summons Imo gov, power minister, economic adviser

Fuel scarcity: Lagos depot owners wade in as Abuja situation worsens


CBN signals interest rate hike in H2

A state of emergency on Nigeria’s fish industry

Strengthening health tech in Africa: A pathway to scaling public health interventions

Russia ‘ Ukraine war and sanctions: Any implications for global supply chains

Zelensky ready to negotiate with Putin

Plane crash in China: 132 passengers feared dead in Guangxi mountains

CBN loans to FG hit N18trn, raise worries

Inside Nigeria’s commercial hub where potable water is luxury

Customer rewards are key to building sustainable businesses ‘ Ononobi

Nigeria’s biggest downstream firms see profit rise by 371% in 2021

COVID-19 disrupted business, but made me realise opportunities ‘ Ibadan Hospitality’s CEO

Insurance industry recovering from COVID as reforms lift growth

Soludo and a new mental shift in governance

Tinubu vs Osinbajo: Yoruba Obas are wrong to take sides on 2023


Senate APC Caucus Didnt Endorse Adamu-Spokesman

COVID-19: We dont collect money from private testing, says NCDC

Okene/Ogori Magongo Federal constituency 2023; group drums support for Abubakar Yusuf Audu

Ohuabunwa describes burning of Prof. Obiozor residence asdesecration of the Igbo ethos

2023: Atiku declares intention to run for president on Wednesday

PDP accuses Buhari of nonchalanceas fuel scarcity, epileptic power, weakening of naira lingers


Ife Indigenes Resume Protest Over Appointment Of New OAU VC

Sack: ‘Why Our Application For Stay Of Execution Was Struck Out’, Umahi Explains

2022: JAMB Insists On March 26 As UTME Registration Deadline

EFCC, ICPC Host West Africa Anti-Corruption Institutions In Abuja

Men Defile 11-Month-Old Baby, 3 Other Minors In Anambra


Citizens’ve right to protest, petition govt-NLC tells DSS

Insurance: Lagos, NIA, others seek domestication of FG’s policy

COVID-19: FG relaxes int’l travel protocols

Buhari inaugurates Lagos airport terminal today

C’ Rivers: Court sacks 20 lawmakers for defecting to APC

APC National Chair: Tension in Senate over alleged endorsement of Adamu

ICPC: Corruption, weak institutions fuelling coups in W’Africa

ASUU Strike: Govt constrained by limited resources ‘TETFund

Delta communities give Agip 14-day ultimatum to sign MoU

KDSG declares 24-hour curfew, as terrorists sack Southern Kaduna community, kill 17

Group seeks more support to decentralise national grid

Seplat advocates technology for educational devt

Fuel importation: Evaluating options in modular refineries

Concession: FG to name preferred bidders for airports

Pension assets: Investment in FG securities drops by N4bnand

Sugar: ‘Nigeria needs 250,000hct of land to end importation

$182 million bailout delay forces Kenya Airways to reinstate salary cuts

FAAN withdraws access cards as NIS penalises officers over extortion

Why Soludo should partner with federal govt, by Umenzekwe

APC has no rival in Ebonyi ‘Emegha

Successful state congress has united Lagos PDP ‘Pearse


Amid renewed Imo sit-at-home order, Buhari takes fresh steps over security situation in Southeast, summons Uzodinma

APC Elders Forum demands review of Supreme Court ruling on Abaji chair

Nigeria needs proper training, funding of agric for economic growth ‘ Folarin

2023: Buhari-Osinbajo support group endorses Tinubu for president

Choose candidates that ‘ll restructure, tackle insecurity, Gana tells Nigerians

Defection: PDP talks tough as Court upholds Umahi’s sack, removes 20 Cross River lawmakers

Medical doctor die of suspected Lassa fever in Zaria

Stakeholders bemoan encroachment on school lands in Ogun

UTME: 1.5m candidates registered for JAMB ‘ JAMB Registrar

APM reorganises, suspends national chair, secretary

2023: Olajide picks form, vows to win Lagos for PDP

Defection: We are replacing sacked Cross River lawmakers immediately ‘ PDP

2023: Yobo unveils political group to dislodge ‘corrupt, insensitive’ politicians

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