GGOD MORNING NIGERIA.  CITYNEWS NIGERIA BRINGS YOU NEWSPAPER HEADLINES FOR WEDNESDAY 17TH FEBRUARY, 2021. ENJOY;

 

*VANGUARD*

FG spends over N50bn monthly on electricity ‘ Minister

Gunmen kill 2 policemen in Delta

Macaulay mourns Bishop Edewor

Senate to amend NDLEA law over light punishment as bill passes 2nd reading

We’ll support security agencies in Oyo with over 2.5m members ‘ Oyo NATA

How Mega Growth promoted self-love this valentine

Valentine’s Day: NGO enlightens teen girls on personal hygiene, chastity

Updated: Azman Air removed from runway ‘ Source

Shasha market mayhem: Kano govt donates N18.5m to victims

APC governors laud Aisha Buhari’s contributions to governance

Landing incident forces temporary runway closure at MMA

Azman Air aircraft landing incident forces closure of Lagos airport runway

NDLEA arrests 116 drug offenders in one year in Enugu

5 governors receive Gbenga Daniel into APC

Onyeama presents certificate to Nigerian medical student stranded in Egypt

Viral video: Ondo judiciary denies detaining Fagboyegun for 3yrs on orders of Chief Judge

2023: Reps ask INEC to review, increase number of state constituencies nationwide

SECOND COMING: Jonathan ready to offer PDP his experience, resources ‘ Saraki

Anambra APC wants N200m for membership registration

David Mark’s daughter, another Rep defect to APC

Senate considers bill to uncover corruption in government agencies, private institutions

PDP, not FFK, will collapse if Fani-Kayode defects to APC, Tanko replies to Fayose

S’West PDP mocks APC over OGD, Omisore’s defection, says it’s defection from APC to APC

Kano Assembly seeks completion of abandoned road project

BREAKING: Atiku’s campaign manager, Gbenga Daniel, decamps from PDP to APC

Rising inflation compounds manufacturing downturn ‘ MAN DG

Westbrook Studios, EbonyLife partner for multi-project film/TV slate

Cost of militancy in the Niger Delta

Kongi and the madmen

Can we afford bicameral legislature

UNN suspends lecturer for allegedly impregnating, threatening female student

We maintained zero tolerance for cultism, drug abuse, prostitution, other anti-social behaviour ‘ Elizade VC

FGM is violation of human rights of women, say stakeholders

COVID-19: Edo records 59 new cases, 32 recoveries ‘ Official

Lagos to Kano with Drugs: NDLEA intercepts 394 blocks of marijuana escorted by 2 fake soldiers

Church sacks 3 officers in Akwa Ibom for allegedly usurping authority

Court dismisses suit seeking to stop Adamu from parading self as IGP

My wife holds romantic meetings with her ex-husband, man alleges

Labourer receives 12 strokes of cane for stealing phone in Kaduna

Carpenter bags 3 months’ imprisonment for buying stolen phone

Court dissolves marriage over husband’s deceit

Gunmen kill BSU student in Makurdi

*PUNCH*

Two killed in Kaduna attacks, explosion injures seven children

FGll support massive investments in Lagos Buhari

Lagos Assembly passes coronavirus bill

FG subsidises electricity by N50bn monthly, says minister

Marketers raise petrol price to N170, depots suffer shortage

CBNs fight against inflation failing, say economic experts

Experts blame insecurity as inflation hits record 16.47%

12 corps members win Unity Bank challenge

56.1 million poor Nigerians not in database FG

AfDB appoints Orimoloye chief risk officer

Netflix appoints new payments director

Another River investment firm flees with depositors funds

Ogun monarch alleges arms build-up as Makinde, Abiodun host northern govs

Bandits invade Niger again, kill 10 vigilantes, youths, kidnap 24

EFCC defends new chair as graft allegation surfaces

Nigeria moving towards disintegration, Abdulsalami warns

ACF, Afenifere, others fault Buharis silence on herders menace

PDP mocks APC as ex-gov Daniel defects to ruling party

Amaechis loyalists celebrate factions victory at Supreme Court

Senate seeks to ban carrying illegal firearms

We dont post corpers to volatile areas NYSC

Troops battle Katsina bandits, force gunmen to flee

Explosion kills seven Zamfara young girls fetching firewood

Eminent Nigerians bid ex-UNILAG VC, Ibidapo-Obe, farewell

OPC berates Bauchi gov for backing herdsmen carrying AK-47

CHEN Homes unveils actor Oga Bello as ambassador, promises quality

Court summons Ohakims ex-mistress, ex-gov demands N5bn for libel

Alleged N69.4bn debt: Jimoh Ibrahim loses bid to reclaim firms

Malami canvasses creation of herdsmen regulatory agency

Gunmen kill two Operation Delta Safe policemen, cart away rifles

Suspected cultists gun down female undergraduate in Benue

Stakeholders oppose Badagry division delineation bill

Tax defaulters should face the law

New EFCC boss Bawa not involved in illegal sale of trucks -Agency

Okonjo-Iweala, five other women who head international bodies

Lai Mohammed under fire for using FGs handle to tweet on APC crisis

Lagos to vaccinate 1.5 million dogs for free

Keyamo backs new EFCC chairman Bawa

Youve displayed courage, Sanwo-Olu celebrates Aisha Buhari @50

Buhari attributes violence in Nigeria to people with resources, influence

Trump sued for Capitol attack under Ku Klux Klan Act

A big No to amnesty for killers

So this house does not fall

UNN lecturer suspended for alleged sexual harassment of student

Seven released Abia convicts arrested in Imo with stolen SUV

CJ kicks as brother fingers judge over three-year detention

400-level Dutse varsity student commits suicide on Valentines Day

Court jails two Internet fraudsters

Policeman kills colleague, ex-Delta commissioner escapes death

Police arraign restaurant worker over N2.1m theft

Men in military uniforms arrested with 234kg drugs

Land grabbers threaten tenants, order vacation of widows property

Driver arrested as truck crushes Rivers keke rider

Police gun down two suspected robbers in Abuja

Lessons from Okonjo Iwealas emergence as WTO DG

Olive branch for red herring

Regular exercisell boost immune system against COVID-19 Expert

CMD seeks private investors in EKSUTH services, facilities

Gombe prioritises health care delivery across LGs

*THE NATION*

AUSTRALIA OPEN: Djokovic follows Williams, Osaka into semis

2021 AFCON Qualifiers: Rohr keeps mute on Eagles list

Nigeria to miss boxing event at Tokyo Olympics

Osimhen remains scoreless in 100 days

Olofinjana tips Ndidi for Africas Best Player

FIBA AfroBasket 2021 : DTigers stake unbeaten run against South Sudan

Glos Appointment Manager to facilitate easy NIN registration

Daniel, ex-Army Chief Ihejirika, two Reps join APC

NAPTIP to establish Academy in Nasarawa

Adogun Atele family sues Obasanjo over land

I didnt order probe of CJ, says governor

Ondo CJ keeps mum as half-brother accuses her of illegal detention

Abdulsalami: Nigeriansliving in fear

Police nab suspected ritualist with human parts

Significance of Ash Wednesday

Presidency welcomes conviction of 5 ex-SARS operatives

The cost of insecurity

What Nigeria is losing from insecurity

APC has captured me, says ex-Ogun Gov Gbenga Daniel

Fed Govt to redeem N31.4b debts owed states

Reps, Finance Ministry spat over N2.8b payment to OPEC

Fed Govt spends N50b monthly on electricity subsidy

NBS: Inflation is 16.47 per cent

LCCI seeks greater role for Africa in world trade

AZMAN aircraft suffers tyre burst on landing

Nigeria can generate 13,000Mw daily

*THISDAY*

NSE All-Share Index Sheds 0.19% as Bears Return

MTN Commits to Zero Emissions

N24m Judgment Debt: Businessman Seeks EFCC Assistance

FirstBanks CEO Pledges Support for SMEs

Private Sector Operators Hail New WTO DG

Operators Identify Factors Discouraging Foreign Investors from Stock Market

Adegbite: Nigerias Gold Export Royalty among Worlds Lowest

Minister Laments Delay in Implementing UNDP Programme

NSIA, InfraCo Set to Enhance Nigerias Infrastructure

Okonjo-Iweala: It Cannot Be Business as Usual at WTO

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As BUA Cement Sustains Profitability

ICD, Partner Seal Deal

PDP Lawmaker Who Hopes to Change the Political Course in Kwara

Jakande, War Hero in Peacetime

Serena Sets up Sfinal Clash with Osaka

Man Utds Greenwood Signs Two-year Extension to 2025

Alaba Confirms Bayern Exit after 13 at the Bundesliga Club

Pinnick Seeks FGs Support on FIFA Council Election

DTigers Resume 2021 FIBA Afrobasket Ticket Hunt

Ronaldo Returns to Portugal as Juve Battle Porto

NWFL Slams Ibom Angels with N1m Fine, Bans Fan for One Year

Keita out of Liverpool, RB Leipzig Round of 16 Clash in Budapest

Australian Open: Nadal, Medvedev, Barty Reach Qfinals

NFF Moves to Strengthen Quality of Nigerias Leagues

*THE SUN*

2023: PDP reconciliation committee meets Jonathan

Service Chiefs: We won’t back down until Buhari includes S’East, Igbo group vows

Anambra APC needs N200m for membership registration ‘ Chairman, Ejidike

Anambra: With free, fair primary election, I will win APC ticket ‘ Okoye

APC revalidation exercise will boost party’s chances in 2023 ‘ Fadola

Enugu: Former Obasanjo aide Ejike Eze, others defect to APC

Nigeria’s ambassador to Germany revalidates APC membership, describes ruling party as best thing to happen to Nigeria

Lagos Assembly reconstitutes committees

Osimhen fires blank in 100 days

2021 AFCON qualifier: Lesotho resumes training for Super Eagles

D’Tigers resume 2021 FIBA Afrobasket ticket hunt

UFC boss demands fans respect for Usman

Ndidi named in EPL Team Of The Week

Australian Open: Djokovic defeats Zverev to reach 39th Grand Slam semis

Govt dissolves Kogi Utd, Confluence Queen mgts

Kogi Govt disolves mgt of Kogi United, Confluence Queens

Glo launches Appointment Manager to ease NIN registration

Dangote injects N10bn into education sector

WhyNPPM implementation should go beyond paper talks

Ports & Cargo Terminal targets 300,000 TEUs in 2021

Inflation defies FG’s measures, hit 16.47% in January

Board appointments at Leading Edge Consulting Group

IFAD partners Nigeria to lessen impact of COVID-19 on small scale farmers

FG spends over N50bn on electricity subsidy monthly

Ehingbeti Lagos Economic Summit: Buhari pledges more support to state

Ehingbeti:Were committed in positioning Lagos to attract investors Buhari

Federal Character Commission needs character

NAFDAC reads riot act to fraudulent clearing agents, importers

Assets declaration: Group urges Buhari to remove NDDC sole administrator

2023: Millions of Nigerians may be disenfranchised if INEC chairman

Butchers raise alarm over uncertified beef in Rivers markets

AGPMPN offers free medical services to mothers

Malami seeks creation of commission for pastoralism

Imo govt, doctors meet, agree to end strike

WTO: IWU, NCWS, Omo-Ikhiridoh hail Okonjo-Iweala

LIFE LOST IS ONE TOO MANY IN IBADAN

Witches and wizards- Myth or reality’ (2)

How American strong institutions trumped Trump, a strongman (1)

Tony Momoh ‘ An amiable, godly & great Professional

Lent: Living beyond narcotic opium of pleasure

How to stop farmers/herders clashes in Nigeria Abba-Gana

Restriction on cryptocurrency and other matters

NO AMNESTY FOR KILLERS

What could cost Igbo 2023 presidency Mbamalu

Grassroots, not grassroot

*GUARDIAN*

Bottlenecks as National Assembly debates Petroleum Industry Bill

Hoarding of registration materials ploy to hijack APC in Kwara ‘ Chieftain

NSCDC officers charged on discipline, integrity

NDLEA intercepts ‘fake military officers’ with 234kg parcels of drug

Benue rescues 66 indigenes from traffickers

El-Rufai says ranching will end herders, farmers’ clashes

Court refuses to vacate order against Ibrahim’s seized assets

Ikpeazu, Nwaogu, others hail Okonjo-Iweala’s appointment

Voice-over artiste harps on job creation

Bandits kill two, explosion injures seven kids in Kaduna

Gunmen kill Benue university student

Killer of Jumia delivery agent sentenced to death by hanging

Myanmar’s internet goes down for third night running

Pro-Kremlin Ukraine blogger accused of treason

Trump sued for Capitol attack under ‘Ku Klux Klan Act

Dubai princess says fears for life as held ‘hostage

39 dead as Indian bus veers off road into canal

5G phones may interfere with aircraft: French regulator

2,000 civilians killed in eastern DR Congo in 2020: UN

Peru names 6th FM in under a year as vaccine scandal grows

Biden effect: Saudi hastens trials, placates rivals

Suu Kyi hit with second charge as Myanmar junta tightens grip

Headline inflation reaches 16.47 per cent

Nigeria’s industrial sector needs competition for price control

Mastercard, MTN empower consumers to transact on global platforms

Firm plans $2.9 billion deep seaport project in Delta

Promasidor imports Jersey cows to boost local milk production

World Bank VP, Oteh, others on clean energy revolution mission

UK plans $150 million waste plants in Lagos

Government urged to prioritise vaccination of seafarers, dockworkers against COVID-19

Stakeholders lament unfavourable government policies at ports

Stock market bearish as capitalisation plunges by N41 billion

Nigeria, 17 others testing 5G in Africa

Facebook, Instagram new policies prevent 5.9m suicide, self-injury content

DND, subscribers and telecoms sector growth

Nigerians have access to Galaxy S21

Glo launches time-based plans forYoutubeusers

Moving Africa forward digitally with Nigeria first Agile Lean Coffee

Dotmac Technologies provides affordable high-speed Internet access to subscribers in Abuja

AfCFTA imperatives to ensure its success

Coronavirus diary – Part 46

Sheikh Gumi, banditry and governance failure

For the good of Nigeria

Urgency of effective policing in Gulf of Guinea

Open secret

The trouble with Nigeria!

Making a case for cryptocurrency in Nigeria

*DAILY TIMES*

Human rights suit: Justice Tsoho directs stoppage of charges

BREAKING: Buhari appoints 40-year-old investigator as new EFCC Chairman

Ebonyi PDP Turmoil

Why I defected to APC at short notice, Daniel explains to associates

BREAKING: Gbenga Daniel Decamps To APC

FG shuts Lagos airport runway after landing mishap

Northern governors congratulate El-Rufai @ 61

Woman gives birth to sextuplets after 28 years of barreness and set of twins- see photos

Adopt full Federal character to heal injustice South East professionals tasks Buhari

False military officers with 234 kg of illegal drugs intercepted by NDLEA

Nnamdi Azikwe Intl Airport wins ACIs 2020 award for best airport

WAEC releases NOV/DEC 2020 result for private candidates

Dont Report Sokoto Government Activities NUJ Sokoto

Nigeria Football League

Australia Open

Anthony Joshua, Tyson Fury match-up deal closed, says Bob Arum

Oparanozie controversy wont go away, as Falcons tackle CSKA

Ighalo Opens Saudi goals account, promises more

Nigerians, others hail Okonjo-Iwealas double feat at WTO, pledge support

Covid-19 pandemic and human trafficking: A double barrel gun

Resolving malnutrition challenge amid Covid-19

*DAILY INDEPENDENT*

Nigeria On The Verge Of Breakup ‘ Abdulsalami Abubakar

We’ll Meet Infrastructural Need Of Various Sectors ‘ Fashola

APC Delegation Meets Hon. Lam-Adesina, Urges Him to Return Home For Rebuilding

Northern Governors Felicitate El-Rufai At 61

The #OccupyLekkiTollGate Protest

Stakeholders Urge CBN To Regulate Cryptocurrency

Lagos Seals Five Companies Over Zero Tolerance To Illegal Development

Ekiti Sports Council Hails Ban On Use Of School Fields For Social Activities

Australian Open: Williams Matches Federer’s Record, Seeks Revenge Against Osaka

Duoye Diri: 365 Days Characterised By Distraction

Iran Not To Halt Its Cooperation With IAEA ‘ Spokesman

Saudi Arabia To Stop Contacts With Foreign Firms Without HQs

*TRIBUNE*

Akinlade hails Abiodun’s visit to victims of killer herdsmen in Ogun

CAN congratulates Okonjo-Iweala over WTO appointment

Group set to wage war against maternal, child mortality in Ebonyi

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From newspaper circulation manager to WTO Deputy DG: Story of Nigeria’s Frederick Agah who will be Okonjo-Iweala’s deputy

Name Falomo or Ikorodu ferry terminals after Jakande ‘ ATBOWATON

PTF to assess impact of Valentine’s Day on COVID-19

LGs, traditional rulers should register herders in their domains ‘Sani, former ACF general secretary

2023 presidency: Any party that makes wrong zoning choice will lose out ‘Ortom

COVID-19: Nigeria records 1,368 new infections, 16 deaths

Tegbe revalidates APC membership

Girls drop out from school because they cannot afford sanitary pads ‘ NGO

Reps urge INEC to commence review of state constituencies nationwide

Safe cosmetics: Senate to regulate sector, track consumer injury

Local equities market lose 0.2 per cent to sell off of Stanbic, NB stocks

Interswitch launches Quickteller Business for SME growth across Africa

Do Forex Traders Pay Tax in Nigeria

Bitcoin now above $50,000 for first time as major companies consider cryptocurrencies

*NEW TELEGRAPH*

Postponements of National Sports Festival

President sidelines police, opts for Bawa, 40, as EFCC chair

NBS: Food items, essential services’ prices push inflation to 16.47%

2023: Saraki, PDP leaders parley Jonathan

Ehingbeti: Lagos key to Nigeria’s economic fortunes ‘ FG

Ex-SARS operative bags death sentence for murder

Buhari reads riot act: I’ll deal with troublemakers

Azman aircraft overshoots Lagos airport runway, facility closed

FG spends N50bn monthly to subsidise electricity

Asthma inhaler can reduce COVID-19 by 90%

Gov to FG: Ban cattle movement, open grazing

Vessel purchase: Ship owners accused of round tripping

Govt’s intervention as pathway to market growth

Lekki Port to become transshipment hub

National Theatre: Targeting job creation, economic growth

FMDQ reports N19.89trn turnover in December

CBN injects $21.18bn in forex market in 11 months

African Alliance settles N967m claims in 40 days

Report: HSBC, others lost $23bn in brand value in 2020

Nigerian seafarers battle ship owners for 79.08% wages

BCG: Financial inclusion, others’ll drive Nigeria’s economic recovery

Why political parties lack internal democracy by Na’Abba

Ad hoc measures won’t address security challenges ‘ Anyim

APC Registration: We’ve exceeded 12m membership registration target

2023: I have no battles with Ortom, says Aondoakaa

David Mark’s daughter, Bauchi Rep defect to APC

Dwayne ‘The Rock’ Johnson’s still considering US presidential run

Ikpeba blasts NFF, Falcons’ coach for axing Oparanozie

Eaglets to relocate training camp from Abuja

D’Tigers resume 2021 FIBA Afrobasket ticket hunt

AFCON qualifiers: Eagles turn down Lagos for Uyo

World Athletics appoints Nesiama to train Ghanaian officials

UEFA League: Mbappe hat-trick as PSG thump Barcelona

Man United’s Greenwood signs two-year extension to 2025

Bayern offer England youngster new five-year deal

EPL: Werner ends goal drought as Chelsea beat Newcastle to go fourth

*BLUEPRINT*

Nigeria in a state of fear ‘ Abdulsalami

Salah, Mane score as Liverpool hit form, dismiss RB Leipzig in Champions League duel

Breaking ‘ UEFA Champions League: Mbappe on fire as PSG humiliate Barcelona at Camp Nou

Aussie Open: Djokovic digs deep to beat Zverev, reach s/final

INEC has received 9,777 requests for additional polling units ‘ Chairman

Insecurity: Senate moves to impose stiffer penalties on illegal firearms bearers

Convert voting points, point settlements to PUs, ACF urges INEC

Senate considers Bill to uncover corruption in public, private institutions

Bandits kill 2, explosion injures 7 children in Kaduna

ATCON lauds Pantami, seeks government’s support for industry financing

Interswitch unveils corporate business solution for SMEs

Kaspersky warns money users to keep their mobile wallet safe

IMO convenes security meeting over piracy in Gulf of Guinea

World may hit a trade reset button with Okonjo-Iweala as WTO boss

Increase in food, transport prices stoke inflation to 4-year high at 16.47%

Don charges SMEs to explore Soybeans packaging options

Stock market closes lower, loses N40bn

Bandits kill traditional ruler, 9 others, abduct 25 in Niger

Project Nigeria’s image, uphold standards that bring honour, Buhari tells ambassadors

Okowa’s father laid to rest

Minister Dare wants unemployment benefit for youths

Sasha mayhem: Dare sues for peace, wants urgent assistance

Kaduna Rotary clubs donate items to Correctional Service, orphanage

FG creates database for identification of poor Nigerians

Couple bag 40-year jail over N53m fraud

PTF to launch verification platform for COVID-19 results as Nigeria records 29 cases of UK variant

NLC pickets Kano KEDCO head office over 13-point demand

Eviction, break off agitation satanic ‘ Sheikh Jingir

NANS thumbs up Buhari on IGP tenure extension

Shasha: Farouk Adamu cautions northern youths against reprisal

FG strengthen ties on

In Zaria, Blueprint Correspondent loses uncle

Lawal Adamu condemns attacks on northerners, sues for peace

Unemployment: NDE, UNDP graduate 56 youths

International organisation trains Nigerians on entrepreneurship

Board appointment: Group slams Gov Emmanuel for sidelining Oro nation

9 students hospitalised as strange disease hit Benue school

*POLITICS*

2,000 civilians killed in eastern DR Congo in 2020: UN – Guardian

2021 AFCON Qualifiers: Rohr keeps mute on Eagles list – The Nation

2023 presidency: Any party that makes wrong zoning choice will lose out ‘Ortom – Tribune

2023: I have no battles with Ortom, says Aondoakaa – New Telegraph

2023: Jonathan ready to lead PDP regain power Saraki NigPilot – Nigerian Pilot

2023: Millions of Nigerians may be disenfranchised if INEC chairman – The Sun

2023: PDP reconciliation committee meets Jonathan – The Sun

2023: Reps ask INEC to review, increase number of state constituencies nationwide – Vanguard

39 dead as Indian bus veers off road into canal – Guardian

5 governors receive Gbenga Daniel into APC – Vanguard

5G phones may interfere with aircraft: French regulator – Guardian

9 students hospitalised as strange disease hit Benue school – Blueprint

Abdulsalami: Nigeriansliving in fear – The Nation

ACF, Afenifere, others fault Buharis silence on herders menace – Punch

Activists call on Google to crack down on Myanmar coup leaders using services like Blogger and Gmail (GOOG) – Business Insider

Ad hoc measures won’t address security challenges ‘ Anyim – New Telegraph

Address growing insecurity now, group tells President Buhari NigPilot – Nigerian Pilot

Adogun Atele family sues Obasanjo over land – The Nation

Adopt full Federal character to heal injustice South East professionals tasks Buhari – Daily Times

AGPMPN offers free medical services to mothers – The Sun

Akinlade hails Abiodun’s visit to victims of killer herdsmen in Ogun – Tribune

Alleged N69.4bn debt: Jimoh Ibrahim loses bid to reclaim firms – Punch

Amaechis loyalists celebrate factions victory at Supreme Court – Punch

Analysis: Anger is falling on China amid growing tensions in Myanmar – CNN

Analysis: Two lifelines for America – CNN

Anambra APC needs N200m for membership registration ‘ Chairman, Ejidike – The Sun

Anambra APC needs N200m to complete membership registration Ejidike NigPilot – Nigerian Pilot

Anambra APC wants N200m for membership registration – Vanguard

Anambra: With free, fair primary election, I will win APC ticket ‘ Okoye – The Sun

Another River investment firm flees with depositors funds – Punch

Anti-graft advocates commends Buharis appointment of Bawa -NigPilot – Nigerian Pilot

APC celebrates Governor el-Rufai at 61- NigPilot – Nigerian Pilot

APC Delegation Meets Hon. Lam-Adesina, Urges Him to Return Home For Rebuilding – Daily Independent

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APC governors laud Aisha Buhari’s contributions to governance – Vanguard

APC has captured me, says ex-Ogun Gov Gbenga Daniel – The Nation

APC Registration: We’ve exceeded 12m membership registration target – New Telegraph

APC revalidation exercise will boost party’s chances in 2023 ‘ Fadola – The Sun

APC, Northern Governors celebrate El-Rufai at 61 NigPilot – Nigerian Pilot

Apple tweaks syringe emoji to be less graphic amid vaccine rollout – CNN

Asinine on every level’: Keilar blasts GOP senator for Capitol riot claim – CNN

Assets declaration: Group urges Buhari to remove NDDC sole administrator – The Sun

ATCON lauds Pantami, seeks government’s support for industry financing – Blueprint

Aussie Open: Djokovic digs deep to beat Zverev, reach s/final – Blueprint

AUSTRALIA OPEN: Djokovic follows Williams, Osaka into semis – The Nation

Australian Prime Minister apologizes to former staffer allegedly raped in Parliament office – CNN

Azman Air aircraft landing incident forces closure of Lagos airport runway – Vanguard

Backlash as Swiss newspapers say the new WTO DG is a 66-year-old Nigerian grandmother – The Cable

Bandits invade Niger again, kill 10 vigilantes, youths, kidnap 24 – Punch

Bandits kill 2, explosion injures 7 children in Kaduna – Blueprint

Bandits kill traditional ruler, 9 others, abduct 25 in Niger – Blueprint

Biden administration approves arms sale to Egypt despite human rights concerns – CNN

Biden asked for 6 months of extra unemployment benefits. Here’s why House Democrats gave him 5. – Business Insider

Biden effect: Saudi hastens trials, placates rivals – Guardian

Biden says China will face repercussions over human rights, in CNN town hall – CNN

Biden says he’s ‘tired of talking’ about ‘former guy’ Trump in first town hall as president – Business Insider

Biden says things may be back to normal by Christmas – CNN

Biden’s $1.9 trillion stimulus plan is popular with voters, but it’s crashing into strong Republican resistance in Congress – Business Insider

Blame the wind’ In Texas, fossil fuels have actually played a larger role in leaving millions without power – Business Insider

Board appointment: Group slams Gov Emmanuel for sidelining Oro nation – Blueprint

*SPORTS*

2021 AFCON qualifier: Lesotho resumes training for Super Eagles – The Sun

AFCON qualifiers: Eagles turn down Lagos for Uyo – New Telegraph

Alaba Confirms Bayern Exit after 13 at the Bundesliga Club – Thisday

Alan Judge: Referee Darren Drysdale locks heads with Ipswich midfielder – BBC

Anthony Joshua, Tyson Fury match-up deal closed, says Bob Arum – Daily Times

Antoine Griezmann predicts Kylian Mbappe will be ‘of the class of Lionel Messi and Cristiano Ronaldo – Yahoo

Aussie Open: Djokovic digs deep to beat Zverev, reach s/final – Blueprint

Australia Open – Daily Times

Australian Open: Djokovic defeats Zverev to reach 39th Grand Slam semis – The Sun

Australian Open: Nadal, Medvedev, Barty Reach Qfinals – Thisday

Australian Open: Williams Matches Federer’s Record, Seeks Revenge Against Osaka – Daily Independent

Barcelona 1-4 Paris St-Germain: Kylian Mbappe hat-trick after Lionel Messi opener – BBC

Barcelona star Messi equals Raul’s Champions League record with goal in 17th straight year – Goal

Barcelona vs PSG highlights: Watch Kylian Mbappe’s stunning Champions League hat-trick plus Lionel Messi goal – Yahoo

Barcelona vs PSG result: Five things we learned as Kylian Mbappe scores Champions League hat-trick – Yahoo

Bayern offer England youngster new five-year deal – New Telegraph

Bettor Wagers $10K on Wizards to Win 2021 NBA Title for $5 Million Payout – Bleacher Report

Brilliant Kylian Mbappe hat-trick helps Paris St Germain breeze past Barcelona – Yahoo

Bucs’ Devin White: ‘We Knew Our Front 4 Was Gonna Dominate’ Chiefs in Super Bowl – Bleacher Report

Champions League 2021: Top Scorers After Tuesday’s Round of 16 Results – Bleacher Report

Crystal Palace fans launch attack on Roy Hodgson’s tactics and ‘lack of ambition’ with training ground banner – Yahoo

D’Tigers resume 2021 FIBA Afrobasket ticket hunt – The Sun

D’Tigers resume 2021 FIBA Afrobasket ticket hunt – New Telegraph

Darren Drysdale: Referee appears to square up to Ipswich Town player during game – Yahoo

Despair as Nigerian boxers miss Tokyo Olympics – Punch

Destination Budapest: Champions League fixtures forced into unprecedented changes by pandemic – CNN

DTigers Resume 2021 FIBA Afrobasket Ticket Hunt – Thisday

Eaglets to relocate training camp from Abuja – New Telegraph

Ekiti Sports Council Hails Ban On Use Of School Fields For Social Activities – Daily Independent

EPL: Werner ends goal drought as Chelsea beat Newcastle to go fourth – New Telegraph

EPL: Werner, Giroud score as Chelsea beat Newcastle to go fourth – Punch

Fans React to WWE Legend The Rock’s TV Show ‘Young Rock’ Episode 1 – Bleacher Report

Fans to Return to Australian Open Starting Thursday After COVID Restrictions End – Bleacher Report

Florida TE Kyle Pitts Is 2021 Draft’s Most Dangerous Weapon – Bleacher Report

Govt dissolves Kogi Utd, Confluence Queen mgts – The Sun

Griezmann claims Mbappe will reach Messi and Ronaldo’s level after PSG star terrorises Barcelona with hat-trick – Goal

Hard work paying off’ for Kylian Mbappe after stunning PSG hat-trick against Barcelona – Yahoo

Hat-trick Hero Mbappe Creates Record Against Barca As PSG Claim Big First Leg Win At Nou Camp – Complete Sports

Home favourite Ashleigh Barty downed by Karolina Muchova in Melbourne – Yahoo

How do Alex Morgan and Taylor Swift know each other’ Behind U.S. superstars’ friendship – Goal

How Kaizer Chiefs could start against AmaZulu FC – Goal

I heard of my boards disbandment on radio Kogi United boss – Punch

Ighalo Opens Saudi goals account, promises more – Daily Times

Ikpeazu scores as Wycombe Wanderers crumble to Rooney’s Derby County – Goal

Ikpeba blasts NFF, Falcons’ coach for axing Oparanozie – New Telegraph

IMPACT Wrestling Results: Winners, Grades and Reaction from February 16 – Bleacher Report

International break could lead to rise in coronavirus cases ‘ Pep Guardiola – Yahoo

Isaiah Thomas Says ‘A Lot of NBA Teams’ Want to Watch Him Play in FIBA AmeriCup – Bleacher Report

ISL 2020-21: ATK Mohun Bagan vs East Bengal – Kolkata derby combined XI – Goal

ISL 2020-21: FC Goa vs Odisha – TV channel, stream, kick-off time & match preview – Goal

Jake Paul Says He Will ‘Embarrass’ Nate Diaz and Then Fight Conor McGregor – Bleacher Report

Jamilu Collins: Nigeria defender extends SC Paderborn contract – Goal

Jrgen Klopp hails Liverpool spirit and Alisson after win over RB Leipzig – Yahoo

Jurgen Klopp knows Liverpool’s win over RB Leipzig does not fix everything – Yahoo

Jurgen Klopp praises Liverpool for Champions League win with outsiders waiting for Reds to ‘slip up again – Yahoo

Keita out of Liverpool, RB Leipzig Round of 16 Clash in Budapest – Thisday

Kevin De Bruyne injury: Manchester City midfielder in contention to play against Everton – Yahoo

Khamzat Chimaev Flown to Las Vegas by UFC to Receive Treatment for COVID-19 – Bleacher Report

Klopp: Alisson will sleep very well tonight! – Goal