NEWSPAPERS HEADLINES FOR FRIDAY 19TH FEBRUARY 2021

 

*THE NATION*

Kano gives N18.5m to Shasha clash victims

Fashola to Nigerians: join APC to sanitise polity

Insecurity affecting development

PDP to hold zonal congresses March 6

Spurious strategy

How we escaped Kagara kidnap, by pupils, others

An epitome of principle at 86

Kankara boys and now Kagara

Governors, Abdulsalami: Ethnic profiling, clashes can trigger civil war

Minister seeks unemployment benefit for youths

Alleged N1.4b fraud: EFCC closes case against ex-NBA President Usoro

Buhari appoints heads for NEITI, NSCDC, Correctional Service

NAFDAC approves emergency use of AstraZeneca vaccine

Dont issue death certificates to the living, Mamora tells doctors

Customs ex-CG Dikko dies at 61

He has immortalised himself

Abiola, Afenifere begged Jakande to serve under Abacha, says family

Kagara: List of the abductees

Nigeria and The Madhouse

2023: PDP canvasses electronic voting

Former Ogun Gov Daniel registers as APC member

PDP lifts suspension on House Minority Leader, 6 others

NEXIM eyes N1.2tr balance sheet in 2022

APMT aquires more cranes

17 years after, Carbotage Vessel Financing Fund remains in limbo

*VANGUARD*

FG hands over 2km road to FedPoly Nasarawa

Insecurity: Your failure to stop herdsmen impunities may lead to full-blown ethnic conflicts ‘ Moghalu tells Buhari

Man allegedly uses matchet to inflict injuries on members of vigilante group

Contractors responsible for failure of PAP ‘ Ijaw leaders lament

4 dead as truck rams into bus in Asaba

Man, 40, in court for allegedly setting ablaze property worth N16m

NUC approves Law, 13 other programmes for Atiba varsity

Agribusiness: IITA, NASC, NRCRI to meet farmers’ demand of over N10bn on cassava stems

CNG mourns Junaid Mohammed, Dikko

Breaking: Second Republic Lawmaker, Dr Junaid Mohammed dies at 73

Seven-month-old baby, 64-year-old man die, 6 others injured, in Jigawa auto crash ‘ Police

INEC clarifies expansion of access to polling units nationwide

After 6 months, Perseverance rover successfully lands on Mars ‘ CNN

Buhari mourns foremost lawyer ‘Ziggy Azike

Senate begins screening of Buratai, others behind closed door

2023: PDP BOT pledges support for Saraki’s Committee

Akeredolu dissolves state executive council

Abdication: PDP demands Defence Minister’s sack

Sosan, Adebule, others reject plan to merge Badagry division with Alimosho federal Constituency

Herdsmen/Farmers Clash: Bring back Nigeria from brink, Bode George tells Buhari

2023: Udeogaranya wants APC, PDP to zone Presidency to South-East

APC governorship aspirant promises to replicate family’s philanthropic gesture in Anambra

Ehingbeti: Sanwo-Olu pledges to double investment in youth

World Bank appoints Makhtar Diop IFC managing director, executive vice president

JUST IN: FG, states, LG share N640b

Minimum Wage: We are being sidelined, Delta primary school teachers cry out

Bida Poly rector’s tenure: ASUP asks FG to comply with Act

COVID-19: Use AstraZeneca vaccine even if new variants are present, says WHO

Africa is getting ready to roll out COVID-19 vaccines ‘ WHO

COVID-19: WHO involves survivors to sensitise public

Reps to investigate firm over alleged HealthPlus acquisition

Court remands blacksmith for defiling 7-year-old girl

We owe N257,000 hospital bill, parents of quintuplets cry out

Twist over caretaker who allegedly killed student tenant in Imo

Court remands labourer for allegedly defiling 7- year-old girl

Court remands man for allegedly defiling 9-year-old girl

Mechanic in court for allegedly attempting to steal vehicle

Four men docked for allegedly stoning police officers

I taught my wife how to cook and respect her father, man tells court

Jungle justice’ no longer allowed in Akwa Ibom, says Police Commissioner

63 Obigbo residents regain freedom after 4 months in dungeons

*THISDAY*

NLC Declares Strike in 18 States over Minimum Wage

FBNQuest Projects 2% GDP Growth for Nigeria in 2021

IATA Introduces Travel Pass to Resolve Border Crises

Sanwo-Olu Pledges to Double Investments, Youth Devt

As Ghost of Fuel Subsidy Removal Lurks Around

United Capital Approves N4.2bn Dividend for Shareholders

Sigma Harps on Investor Education

Air Peaces 13 E195-E2s:Continental Game Changer

Premier Plantation Supports Ekiti on Agribusiness

FG Awaits $1.2bn Loan Approval to Implement Critical Agric Initiative

FG Shifts 2021 Petroleum Summit to June

As More Airlines Enter Aviation Industry

FAO Boosts MDAs Capacity on Credible Data Dissemination

Air Peace Promises Superior Travel Experience

MDXi to Promote Energy Efficiency, Environmental Sustainability

Promasidor Imports Pregnant Jersey Breed Cows

IFAD Reappoints Houngbo President

How Customs Tariff, VAT Waivers Will Help Airlines

New Cashew Project Targets $10m Investment Opportunities

NAAPE Calls for Dialogue with Employers over Labour Issues

ACI Confers Award to Abuja Airport

OPS Bemoans Rising Inflationary Pressure

Adloyalty Business Network Rewards Realtors With Cars, Vacation Abroad

Nigerian Companies Targeting IPOs in US, London Exchanges

Interrogating the Soft Landing for Retired Military Service Chiefs and Understanding…

Journalists Estate Road Arepo, an Image Booster for Abiodun

Kudos to PDP Leadership for Lifting Suspension on Members

Is this America’ Four Days Without Electricity, Gas, Water

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FAROUQ AND THE KWARA AMAZONS

America and a Lost Africa

Smiths Westbrook, Nigerias EbonyLife Collaborate on Film, TV Slate

Super Eagles Drop One Place in February FIFA Rankings

DTigers Beat Rwanda to Maintain Impressive Run

Ndidi, Iheanacho, Olayinka in Action as Leicester Held by Slavia Prague

Djokovic in Record-extending Ninth Mens Final

Wenger Slams Proposed UCL Changes by UEFA

Berlusconi Tells Zlatan to Spend Rest of Career at AC Milan

Europa League Round of 32 Kicks off Today Live on StarTimes

Waldrum Signs Contract With NFF

Rohr Mute on if Club-less Musa Will be Called up for Benin, Lesotho

*PUNCH*

Nigeria, Benin Republic meet over weapons, drugs smuggling

Ondo community decries herdsmen invasion, police harassment over cows death

Kano tricycle operators protest planned hike in levies

Abia removes 6,064 fraudulent names from pension list

ACF seeks increased voter access to polling units

Ondo CJ: Attorney General discontinues suit against Fagboyegun

Governors agree to compensate victims of herders, farmers clashes

Kagara abduction: Govt should pay ransom if Ex-DSS director, Ejiofor

Bauchi man arraigned for kidnapping, raping neighbours wife

Banks turning female marketers to sexual slaves Senator

Experts rate economy as weak despite exit from recession

NNPC, marketers differ on petrol price, queues surface

Discos to pay for energy rejection NERC

Electricity generation drops as idle plants rise to 11

Banks cut borrowings from CBN over excess liquidity

Investors lose N130bn as 30 stocks slump

Stop deducting revenue before remittance, Reps tell NNPC

FG plans N493.4bn revenue from national assets sale

Customs target N1.47tn, Senate condemns duty collection outsourcing

FG inaugurates committee to standardise Nigerias agric exports

Bank CEOs nominate 600 mentors

FBNInsurance partners Collinson on healthcare

Popular govt critic, Junaid Mohammed, dies at 71

Police operate in fear as herdsmen kill seven in Edo

Miyetti Allah faction backs Bauchi gov on carrying AK-47 rifles

Niger, Zamfara hold talks, troops locate students, workers in forest

Fani-Kayode visits Igboho, canvasses Nigerians be permitted to carry guns

Fayose, liability to PDP, says ex-National Assembly member

Cocoa growers ask Buhari to stop farmers killing by herdsmen

FG bars trainee doctors from joining strikes

Kwara sets up panel over hijab agitation in public schools

Ex-Customs CG, Dikko, dies at 60

Ex-service chiefs list factors for failed anti-insurgency war

Ondo orders suit against CJ accuser dropped

Court refuses to unban preacher accused of incitement

Curbing rising fraud in university admissions

Tension in Imo community over impending soldiers, IPOB groups clash

Govs pledge to compensate farmers, herdsmen clashes victims

NAFDAC approves Astrazeneca for COVID-19 vaccination

Lagos partners FG on poverty alleviation

Lr-Ir leadership and herdsmen nationalism

Climate change policy could hurt more

Student scolded for tainted hair attempts shooting teacher in Cross River

After reporting arms, ammunition recovery, I was arrested Suspect

EFCC busts Internet scam training centre, arrests 27

Worker falls from eight storey building, estate tackles Lekki Gardens

Court jails electrician for Internet fraud, romance scam

Were prepared to release part of ECA for insecurity fight NGF

Gunmen kill riot policeman, steal rifle in Delta

Two nabbed for impersonating policeman, soldier in Lagos

Police go after invaders as cultists storm Osun school

Osun motorcyclist remanded for hitting pedestrian

Women protest against Anambra gov aspirant, monarch

Calabar varsity worker in court over N11.4m fraud

Two babies, four passengers killed in Delta road crash

Many injured as hoodlums clash in Lagos

EFCC uncovers another internet fraud centre in Abuja

More than Fulani banditry

Jakande: The leader as co-visioner

*NEW TELEGRAPH*

INEC pushes for new polling units

Wage: NLC to embark on strike in defaulting states

Kagara abduction: IGP deploys 4 MOPOL units, Special Forces

Govs to FG: Equip security agencies to tackle insecurity

NEC endorses prompt arrest, prosecution of criminals

Ex-Service Chiefs: Why we failed to tackle insecurity

NNPC forecloses fuel price hike in February

Nigeria’s economy exits recession with 0.11% growth

FG, states, LGs share N640.310bn in January

COVID-19: NAFDAC approves AstraZeneca vaccine for Nigeria

Small in salt intake improves health ‘ Study

Evaluating impact of EU’s ban extension on beans

German govt partners Edo to tackle unemployment

MAN: Headline inflation data threatens economic recovery

Illegal fishing: UN boosts Nigeria, others’ security measures

Manufacturers lament unfriendly regulatory policies

Union registration: NUT clarifies ASUSS’s position

Firm rewards winners with N10m worth sholarship grants

Analysts: Naira may slide to N419/$1 at I&E window

UPL, Chams lead in N133bn market loss

Ehingbeti: Sanwo-Olu pledges to intensify investment in youths

Okonjo-Iweala: Why Lagos needs infrastructure of the future

Nigerians must hold their leaders accountable ‘ Ubani

Super Falcons pip CSKA, look to overwhelm Uzbekistan, E-Guinea

Rohr lists 40 Eagles for Benin Republic, Lesotho

Afrobasket ticket excites D’Tigers’ skipper

Wikki Tourist bus catches fire, players escape death

Agali Scouting Tourney: Rohr, Baribote storm Delta for final

Europa League: Impressive away wins for Man United, Spurs; Leicester draw

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Super Falcons pip CSKA; look to overwhelm Uzbekistan, Equatorial Guinea

Australian Open: Djokovic beats Karatsev to reach final

Wenger: Mbappe could have joined Arsenal

NPFL: Wikki Tourists’ bus burnt

*THE SUN*

Nwakali’s former club ASJ sues Arsenal

Super Falcons pip CSKA Moscow

Afrobasket 2021 qualifiers: Nigeria maintains unbeaten run in Group D, stops Rwanda

ANFSC launches new logo, season jersey

Go Round FC players get largesse

Japan names Hashimoto as Tokyo 2020 chief

BREAKING: Wikki Tourists bus burnt to ashes in ghastly accident

Poor infrastructure may shortchange Nigeria in AFCFTA ‘ NACC

NAICOM decries low participation of insurers in oil, gas, aviation sectors

Nigerian Breweries tours four cities with Desperados

Afreximbank, AAAM sign MoU to deepen automotive investment in Africa

Bezos reclaims top spot as world’s richest man

Buhari appoints Orji as ES NEITI as Adio bows out

Second Republic legislator,Dr Junaidu Mohammed is dead

Insurgency, banditry may last 20 years Buratai

Army uncovers criminals hideout in Calabar, arrests suspects

New army spokesman calls for media support to end terrorism

My vision, mission for army Gen. Attahiru

Nigeria exits recession with 0.11% GDP growth in Q4 2020 NBS

Edo varsity begins postgraduate programme

Land tussle: Enugu community hail Ugwuanyis intervention

Minimum wage: NLC declares strike in defaulting states

Invest in ultramodern hospitals, Kalu charges govs

Lori iro: It is all lies

INSECURITY: TIME FOR SENATE TO ACT, NOT LAMENT

Okonjo-Iwealas triumph and lessons for Nigeria

CBN and cryptocurrency palaver

Anyim: Impacting his milieu at 60

*GUARDIAN*

Pirlo’s ‘clueless’ Juve under-fire after Porto flop

Mbappe and Haaland show that their time is now

FIFA Ranking: Nigeria drops by one spot, now world 36th

Wikki Tourists players escape death as club vehicle catch fire

Puff Adder’ operatives deployed to curtail banditry in Nasarawa, says CP

Police arrest woman for beating, blinding grandchild in Osun

Top dignitaries for ground-breaking of Ado-Odo monarch’s palace

Police arrest fake inspector, soldier in Lagos

Makoko residents get medical care

Badagry residents assured of good roads, bridges

Foundation hosts exhibition to raise funds for cancer patients

Group trains Nigerians to serve correctional facilities, inmates

CPC directs compulsory HIV, TB tests for food vendors in Kano

Hisbah confirms arrest of senior officer over affair with married woman in hotel

Africa is getting ready to roll out COVID-19 vaccines ‘ WHO

One in two South Africans infected by Covid: study and estimates

Former Malaysia first lady’s graft trial to proceed

Air pollution caused 160,000 deaths in big cities last year: NGO

Guardiola inspires Man City masterclass, Liverpool face Everton test

Victor Agali satisfied with players’ conduct at AS Racine U-17 football scouting tourney

Again, Osaka ends Serena’s quest for grand slam record

Nwakali’s ex-club petitions English FA over Arsenal’s alleged refusal to compensate academy

Rickie Fowler, from great promise to flop

Re-elected club captain Ebreneyin promises more innovations at Ibori Club

Anthony Joshua now UK’s first 100m boxer

D’Tigers continue 2021 Afrobasket qualifiers unbeaten run, face Mali today

Fernandes double helps Man United thrash Sociedad, Bale stars for Spurs

Leicester held by Slavia Prague in Europa League

FG, Brazil seal $1.2 billion loan to boost agric sector

NACC restates commitment to trade ties between Nigeria, United States

COVID-19 pushes 27m Nigerians into extreme poverty, says NLC

Sell-off persists as stock market plunges further by N132 billion

Adegbite tasks operators on flat sheet production

U.S. to support Nigeria’s dairy through capacity building

Operators adopt smaller airplanes for survival

ASHON advises on commodities exchanges’ growth

Global stocks mostly fall amid angst at inflation risk

Lateef Kayode Jakande (1929 ‘ 2021)

Driving the point home

State of the mess – Part 2

Our anesthetic Nigerian processes – Part 2

Tony Momoh (1939 ‘ 2021)

Chamberlain Akarue’s burial-day

To reclaim our native nationality

*TRIBUNE*

Valentine: Day of love or lust

What the ruling elite fear most may come upon them

On the travails of Neera Tanden

COVID-19: Nigeria records 877 new infections, total now 150,246

Fani-Kayode in Ibadan, meets Sunday Igboho

BREAKING: Second Republic lawmaker, Junaid Mohammed, is dead

Nigerian Idol season 6 set for screens in March

Herdsmen killings: Protesters take corpse to Edo Governor’s Office

WOFAN trains 60 extension workers on drone, technology deployment

Africa is getting ready to roll out COVID-19 vaccines ‘ WHO

Malaysian police investigate sugar daddy website after complaints

NEXIM targets N1.2trn balance sheet in one year

Nigeria exits recession, grows 0.11 per cent in Q4 2020

Moghalu, blockchain association president ask CBN to regulate, unban cryptocurrency in Nigeria

*SPORTS*

76ers’ Joel Embiid Left off 1 Media Ballot for 2021 NBA All-Star Game Voting – Bleacher Report

Adam Silver Talks Biggest Concerns for Players During 2021 NBA All-Star Break – Bleacher Report

Afrobasket 2021 qualifiers: Nigeria maintains unbeaten run in Group D, stops Rwanda – The Sun

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Afrobasket ticket excites D’Tigers’ skipper – New Telegraph

Again, Osaka ends Serena’s quest for grand slam record – Guardian

Agali Scouting Tourney: Rohr, Baribote storm Delta for final – New Telegraph

Allen Robinson on Bears Future amid Tag Rumors: We’ve Come to a Fork in the Road – Bleacher Report

Amad: Ole Gunnar Solskjaer reacts to Manchester United signing’s debut and hints at first start – Yahoo

ANFSC launches new logo, season jersey – The Sun

Anthony Joshua now UK’s first 100m boxer – Guardian

Aribo on target as Rangers win seven-goal thriller against Royal Antwerp – Goal

Arsenal boss Mikel Arteta promises to protect Bukayo Saka’s growing talent – Yahoo

Arsenal fans right to be excited about Martin Odegaard as playmaker shines despite frustrating Benfica draw – Yahoo

Atiemwen strike powers Dinamo Zagreb past FC Krasnodar – Goal

Australian Open Projects Record Loss of $78 Million in 2021 Due to COVID-19 – Bleacher Report

Australian Open: Djokovic beats Karatsev to reach final – New Telegraph

Australian Open: Medvedev, Tsitsipas fight for final spot – Punch

Australian Open: Naomi Osaka will face Jennifer Brady after defeating Serena Williams in the final – Daily Times

Benfica 1-1 Arsenal LIVE! Europa League result and match stream as Bukayo Saka seals draw – Yahoo

Benfica 1-1 Arsenal: Arsenal can’t put a foot wrong in second leg – Bukayo Saka – BBC

Benfica 1-1 Arsenal: Bukayo Saka scores key Europa League away goal as Gunners draw in Rome – Yahoo

Benfica vs Arsenal result: Five things we learned as Gunners earn draw in Europa League – Yahoo

Berlusconi Tells Zlatan to Spend Rest of Career at AC Milan – Thisday

BREAKING: Wikki Tourists bus burnt to ashes in ghastly accident – The Sun

Brendan Rodgers says Leicester are in ‘a good position’ after Slavia stalemate – Yahoo

Bruno Fernandes is focused on winning trophies at Manchester United – CNN

Bukayo Saka rescues draw for Arsenal as Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang has off night – Yahoo

Ciao Derby Della Manonnina! – Complete Sports

CJ McCollum, Kevin Love React to Damian Lillard’s 2021 NBA All-Star Game Snub – Bleacher Report

D’Tigers continue 2021 Afrobasket qualifiers unbeaten run, face Mali today – Guardian

Damian Lillard and the Biggest Snubs from 2021 NBA All-Star Starters – Bleacher Report

Diallo close to first Man Utd start after making debut against Real Sociedad, says Solskjaer – Goal

Djokovic in Record-extending Ninth Mens Final – Thisday

Djokovic powers to Australian Open final after defensive masterclass – CNN

Don’t be silent: How a 22-year-old woman helped bring down the Tokyo Olympics chief – CNN

DTigers Beat Rwanda to Maintain Impressive Run – Thisday

DTigers overcome Rwanda in dead-rubber AfroBasket qualifier – Punch

Eagles slip to 36th in FIFA ranking – Punch

El-Arabi scores as Olympiacos see off PSV Eindhoven in Europa League – Goal

Europa League Round of 32 Kicks off Today Live on StarTimes – Thisday

Europa League: Impressive away wins for Man United, Spurs; Leicester draw – New Telegraph

Europa: Aribo On Target In Rangers’ Win At Antwerp; Chukwueze Returns, Benched As Villarreal Beat Salzburg Away – Complete Sports

Europa: Fernandes double helps Man United thrash Sociedad 4-0 – Punch

Europa: Ndidi, Iheanacho, Olayinka In Action As Leicester Hold Slavia Prague Away; Man United Hammer Sociedad In Spain – Complete Sports

Europa: Saka Goal Secures Arsenal Draw Against Benfica – Daily Independent

Ezenwa, Chukwueze doubtful for AFCON qualifiers – Punch

Fernandes Brace As Man Utd Put 4 Past Sociedad – Daily Independent

Fernandes double helps Man United thrash Sociedad, Bale stars for Spurs – Guardian

FIFA Ranking: Nigeria drops by one spot, now world 36th – Guardian

FIFA rankings: Nigeria drop a spot on the globe, now 5th in Africa – The Cable

Genesis Open 2021: Sam Burns Shoots Opening-Round 64, Leads by 2 Strokes – Bleacher Report

Go Round FC players get largesse – The Sun

Goal teams up with Persija Jakarta ace and Indonesia hopeful Marc Klok – Goal

Guardiola inspires Man City masterclass, Liverpool face Everton test – Guardian

He meant to control it!’ – Fernandes claims James assist was an accident in Man Utd’s Europa League win – Goal

Heung-min Son: I’m glad Gareth Bale is getting minutes for Tottenham – Yahoo

Hodgson wants Crystal Palace to cope without injured Zaha against Brighton & Hove Albion – Goal

I really enjoy playing with Bale’ – Son expresses delight after linking up with Tottenham team-mate in Europa League – Goal

I should score’ – Aubameyang apologises for wasted chances after Arsenal underwhelm against Benfica – Goal

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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