Nigerian Newspapers Headlines, Wednesday, 18 January 2023

Nigerian Newspapers Headlines



Pope Francis visit to Africa 31 January to 5 February comes at a defining moment for the Catholic Church

Shun Corrupt Practices, CP Mamman Dauda Charges 574 Police Constables Posted To Kano

CSOs raises alarm over plot to sabotage conduct of elections, urges Buhari to wade in

Obi: The President Nigerians cannot afford to miss

Atiku: Its risky to hand over Nigeria to Tinubu or Obi

Insecurity: 2,140 soldiers, policemen, NSCDC, others killed under Buhari presidency



You keep looking better, Obama celebrates wife on birthday

Lagos police warn parties against violence

INEC suffered 50 attacks in four years Spokesman

Akeredolu recovering from health challenges, says aide

Ngige, CONUA knock ASUU, union plans emergency meeting

Over 500,000 security personnel to man polling booths

Police presence at Emefieles Abuja home stirs controversy

FG, Lagos dole out cash to indigent residents

Huge military spending yielding no result

Internal crisis tears Enugu APC apart, members at war

NAssembly to okay N22.7tn debt restructuring Tuesday

Nigerian unemployment rate may worsen, says ILO

FCCPC uncovers alleged duty payment fraud

Abuja airport handles 25.96million passengers in seven years

FG woos investors for aerotropolis, cargo terminal projects

Power generation slumps by 1,713GWh

Downstream sector deregulation will promote competition Obat Oil GMD

Joint forces bust bunkering syndicate in Ondo

Guards at Asakes UK concert took bribes -Report

Northern Reps block bill for voluntary NYSC participation

One shot dead as police, Lagos traders clash

Court stops Lagos from taking over market

LP prefers no candidate than unqualified ones Spokesperson



MRA to APC PCC: Your Blatant Disregard for Journalists’ Rights Portends Grave Danger for Media

FG: Nigeria Has Enough External Reserves to Withstand Global Recession, Shocks

Natasha Campaign Organisation, Kogi Govt Differ Over Allegations of Stoppage of Payment of WAEC Fees

Osinbajo to Youths: It’s More Sensible for You to Learn from History Than Experience

INEC Will Hold Elections Despite Attacks on Facilities, Yakubu Insists

Insecurity: Nigeria Has Spent over $1bn on Purchase of Weapons in Eight Years, Buhari Reveals

Cash Withdrawal Limit: Banks Suspend Transactions Via Naira Credit, Prepaid Cards

Nigerians Must Not Submit to Tinubu’s Slavery, Atiku Campaign Council Warns

Tinubu Attacks Atiku, Says Ex-VP Plans to Sell Nigeria to Shady Partners

Governors Invite Emefiele over Deadline for Return of Old Banknotes

Akeredolu Breaks Silence on His Health Status, Says No Cause for Alarm

Declare Public Holiday for PVC Collection, Ohanaeze Tells South-east Governors

Northern Elders’ Group to FG: No Section Should Be Disenfranchised on Account of Insecurity in Elections

Irate Residents Burn Police Divisional Office in Niger over Catholic Priest’s Murder

Lawmakers Step Down Bill to Exempt Foreign Nigerian Students from NYSC Scheme

Yakubu: 50 INEC Facilities Attacked in Four Years

Senate Gives Finance Minister 3 Days Ultimatum to Submit N23.7trn Ways and Means Details

Buhari Appoints 7 Commissioners for ICPC, Seeks Senate Confirmation



Messis match-shirt against Angers sells for 43,623 at auction

Atikull sell Nigeria to his shady friends Tinubu

Enugu PDP guber candidate sympathises with shopping plaza fire victims

Nollywood stars, others rally grassroots support for Tinubu, Sanwo-Olu

Global Rights urges INEC to fix hitches at PVCs collection centres

Catholic priest bars parishioners from Holy Communion over non-collection of PVCs

CSOs allege plot to sabotage elections

Poll: SDP in disarray over adoption of Tinubu

Dirty, old naira notes flood ATMs 2 weeks to deadline

2023: Compulsory insurance for MDAs, Police, others top agenda for industry

Standardised digital communication key to effective port, flag administration Jamoh

SDGs: FG hands over 120 bed mother and child hospital to Kaduna govt

Elections: PDP welcome more decampees in Benue as Ortom vow completion of existing projects

2023: What INEC must do to guarantee fair, credible election Expert



Don’t submit to Tinubu’s slavery, Atiku tells Nigerians

PDP accuses Ekiti government of sabotaging Atiku-Okowa campaign rally

Crisis in Abia PDP over Ikonne’s absence

Kwankwaso confident of clinching presidential seat at first ballot

Edo APC chief queries appointment of caretaker committees for state councils

Osun PDP alleges plot to compromise tribunal judgment

PDP candidates’ selection was determined by winning potential

Police rescue six teenage girls from baby factory in Nasarawa, arrest suspects

Stakeholders want police to arrest attackers of CUPP’s spokesperson

Delta police confirm rescue of female student who attempted suicide

Court sentences nursing mother to six years imprisonment for drug trafficking

Nigeria needs economic decisions that’ll reduce inflation, address productivity

Inflation, weak demand undermine production capacity

Stakeholders flag poor administration of Covid-19 funds

Over 5,000 overtime vehicles trapped at Lagos ports as agents seek review of dwell time

1 shot as police, traders clash in Lagos

Israeli troops kill Palestinian after alleged attack

NCS confiscates suspected cannabis worth N20.6m

Nobel-winning Swiss physicist Muller dies at 95



Couple cry for help as fire burns 13-year-old son in Enugu

Ex-CJTF coordinator blames France for insecurity in Borno

Northern Christian Elders raise alarm over worsening insecurity

With Omo-Agege, Dafinone as Gov, Senator, Sapele port will be revived ‘ Omo-Agege, Igbuya

After N190m upgrade Police Radio can compete with any other in Nigeria

I’m not aware of any siege on Emefiele’s house ‘ Force Public Relations Officer

Multinational troops eliminate terrorists, rescue abducted victims

Muslim-Muslim: Atiku, Dogara, Peter Obi attack APC’s same-faith ticket afresh

I scored zero in APC primary with true identity, original credentials, Tunde Bakare mocks Tinubu’s men

2023 Economic survival hangs On restructuring ‘ Okotie

Anyaoku’s peace move to end Nigeria’s civil war, by Prof Osuntokun

Slain lawyer, Bolanle Raheem, buried in Lagos amid tears

Oshodi/Apapa gridlock: We’ve lost control ‘ Police

INEC considers body odour for voter verification

Insurgency: Over 40,000 orphans roaming Borno; time bomb waiting to explode ‘ Investigation

I’m afraid of painful death’, says Russian mercenary who escapes to Norway

China’s population drops for first time since 1961

After N190m upgrade, Police Radio can compete with any other in Nigeria ‘ Head

Fertilizer cost, insecurity behind food price hike ‘ OAU VC

FG postpones 7th National Youth Games




Debt: DMO Targets N1.2trn Through FGN Bonds In Q1

Economists Foresee Stronger 3.3% Growth For Nigeria

Federal Govt Warns Against Adulterated Fertiliser Production, Distribution

Troops Kill Bandits, Clear Hideouts In Kaduna

Trader Fatally Shot As Policemen Escape Mob Attack In Lagos

Unknown Man Shoots Uber Driver In Abuja

Oby Ezekwesili Tackles Atiku Over Claim Of EMT Headship Under Obasanjo

Customs Intercepts Military, Police Hardwares, Drugs At Lagos Airport



Kidnappers seize family members after paying N6m ransom to secure release of Six victims

Troops kill bandits, clear hideouts in Kaduna

Nigerian Army commences verification, screening exercise for children of fallen heroes

Election will hold in South East, North East despite reported cases of violence ‘ Buhari

Johnathan calls for investigation, prosecution of political criminals in Nigeria

How Peter Obi set new standard for African politicians ‘ Ghanaian cleric

Imo PDP suspends campaigns, declares one week mourning over attack on candidate

Nigeria’s economic survival hangs on restructuring ‘ Okotie

Godwin Emefiele should be prosecuted, if there is a case

Power shift in Vietnam as president quits

Support Soludo’s call for Nnamdi Kanu’s release, Ohaneze tells Umahi, Uzodinma, others

Excuses will not be condoned’, Senate tasks INEC on credible election

Reps task FG on alternative funding of federal roads

Confusion as angry youths set police station ablaze in Niger

NASENI, NMDC sign MoU to revamp iron, steel sector



Governor’s kinsmen protest destruction of farmland

Fayose, National Assembly candidates, loyalists absent at Ekiti PDP presidential rally

APC will win at first ballot, says Keyamo

Why LP didn’t field candidates for some positions, by Obi’s spokesman

Lagos CP to politicians: I won’t condone violence

Fed Govt not willing to sell public properties, says Sirika

Buhari pledges improved budgetary allocation to Science, Tech, Innovation

Atiku plans sale of nation’s assets to allies, says Tinubu

Governors to engage CBN on naira redesign

Boko Haram sponsors interested in splitting Nigeria, says Buhari

Don’t behave like ASUU, Ngige tells new union CONUA

China’s population drops by 850,000 in latest survey

Wike: we are wrapping up talks on preferred presidential candidate

‘INEC won’t succumb to security threats’

NASENI, NMDC seal pact to revamp iron, steel sector

Govs meet Emefiele on naira redesign, cash withdrawal limit

2023: INEC leaving no stone unturned on credible polls – Yakubu

Nigeria to borrow N1.2tn bonds in Q1 2023


Talks on presidential candidate we’ll support almost concluded ‘ Wike

My govt has spent over $1bn on Boko Haram war ‘ Buhari

Doyin Okupe hails daughter for bagging 2nd degree from UK university

Is Scotland’s gender recognition reform bill harmful or helpful

Drug peddling: 98% of Nigerian death row inmates abroad from one geopolitical zone ‘ Omokri

Why Obi can’t bring change Nigerians desire ‘ Saraki



Boko Haram financiers want to split Nigeria – Buhari

PHOTOS: Customs intercepts military hardware, uniforms at Lagos Airport

Buhari: Incompetent people use religion for personal gains

Paternity suit: Come for your son, woman tells Sanwo-Olu

Hard work, honesty, integrity, determine fate of nations – Osinbajo

Buhari: $1bn spent to regain territories from terrorists

Senate blames finance minister, CBN gov for delay in reconsidering Buhari’s N22.7trn loan restructuring

Nigeria exported cotton lint worth 29.9bn in 2022 – NACOTAN

MMA customs collects N69.77billion in a year

FG showcases 250 technological products before investors

Nigeria to raise N400bn per month through bond sales

Cracks in AON over Nigeria Air suit

2023: I’ll sweep away corruption, money laundering ‘ Tinubu

Jagaban Army not militia group ‘ APC Youth Leader

2023: Tinubu, Shettima, rank high on google search in past month

After 11 months’ rise, inflation marginally dropped to 21.34% in December

How Customs lost N135bn to NDDC in waivers

FG to create 5m jobs through smart agriculture

We’ll spend 0.5% of GDP on research, development ‘ Buhari



Office space takes hit as hybrid work seen persisting

How extortion, multiple taxes worsen food prices

Gates Foundation earmarks $8.3bn to fight poverty in 2023

Election spend to drop as cash in circulation shrinks

New naira scarcity threatens ‘urgent 2k

Why DSS is beaming its searchlight on CBN, banks’ foreign exchange allocation

Classroom, workforce shortages key challenges for next president

For the Nigerian Youth, 2023 is a defining moment

Nigeria brandishes Wood Mackenzie to woo oil investors

EXPLAINER: Why Nigeria’s inflation fell in December after 10-month surge

Five ways Nigeria can boost revenue without hurting investors



Polls: Oyo NSCDC Command Beefs Up Security At INEC Offices, Vows To Secure Personnel, Voting Materials

Governors Summon Emefiele Over Redesigned Naira Notes

2023: We’ve Uncovered Plans To Destabilize Plateau APC- Spokesman

I Will Quit Tinubu’s Campaign If Asked Not To Pursue Atiku’s Case ‘ Keyamo

2023: CNPP Demands Withdrawal Of APC, PDP Presidential Candidates

Money Laundering: Atiku, Tinubu Should Quit Campaigns Of Calumny, Face Nigerians At Townhalls ‘ HURIWA

2023: Christians Will Be Safer Under My Presidency- Atiku Abubakar, PDP Presidential Candidate

APC Plunged Nigerians Into Untold Hardship, Fuel Scarcity ‘ Atiku



Naira Redesign: Emefiele to meet govs tomorrow

2023: Obi to meet Emirs, religious leaders, students in Kaduna

Attack on Ikenga: Imo PDP suspends campaigns, declares one-week mourning

Reps ask Fashola, others to explore executive order 007 to construct Niger roads

Buhari: Non-inclusion of youths portends danger of religious extremism

Wike: G-5’ll soon conclude on preferred presidential candidate

I’m not facing life threatening challenges ‘Akeredolu

2023: Northern Christian Elders fret over violence against Christians, money politics

2023 elections belong to young people ‘INEC

OPEC: Nigeria retains position as Africa’s top crude oil producer

General Election: We’re good to go, done our deployments ‘FHQ

Kwarans have tasted freedom, won’t go backwards ‘Tinubu

New Notes: CBN intensifies sensitisation as deadline looms

ILO predicts 0.1% unemployment decline for Nigeria, others

Manufacturing: Poor logistics, transportation raise production costs to 40%

CBN: FG earns N2.85trn from non-oil export in 10 months

2023 Budget: Analysts doubt FG’s ability to meet revenue target

FG’s domestic borrowing’ll keep crowding out private sector

Attack on Ikenga: Imo PDP suspends campaign, declares one-week mourning

Ronaldo will debut against Messi on Thursday as Al-Nassr captain



Revealed! What Abu Dhabi Peace Forum President told Buhari in Mauritania

BBTitanns: Housemate shocks many with past ‘nasty attitudes

Poor facilities in unity schools unconducive for learning ‘ SERVICOM

616 schools to participate in Delta Headmasters’ Cup

Onne Customs Command generates N242bn

DG NITDA woos German investors to Nigeria’s tech ecosystem

Gusau assumes as defence spokesperson, seeks media support to tackle insecurity

EU fails to launch first LNG price assessment

2022: Shell leads in global long-term LNG contracted capacity ‘ GlobalData

Why I built 4th longest bridge in Nigeria ‘ Udom

Gates Foundation to commit $8.3bn to global fight against poverty, diseases in 2023

Coalition expresses shock over attack on Ugochinyere, demand arrest of assailants

No cause for alarm on Akeredolu’s state of health ‘ ODSG

No Uber driver killed in Abuja ‘ Police

Buhari seeks Senate’s confirmation of 7 ICPC new members

2023: Police warn political thugs to steer clear of polling booths



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