NEWSPAPERS HEADLINES FOR SATURDAY 20TH FEBRUARY 2021.

 

*THE NATION*

Second Republic lawmaker, Mohammed, dies at 73

Police discover decomposing bodies of two kidnap victims in forest

IPOB, Imo govt in war of words over situation in Orlu

Sanwo- Olu commissions boundary roads between Lagos, Ogun states

Values, future and uncertainty

Inside Gumis forest meeting with bandit

Anxiety as Niger awaits release of 27 abducted students, others

Sexual perverts on the prowl

Nigerian mental health nurse dies of COVID-19 in UK

Concern in Gombe over scarcity of husbands for single women

Furore over new passport charges by Nigeria High Commission in Canada

Tinubu to Nigerians: Dont turn security challenges into ethnic, religious crises

Adeboye calls for fresh prayers as Leah Sharibu clocks three years in captivity

Insecurity: Wike to sue NGF over withdrawal of funds from ECA

Shell: No basis for AiteosMarevainjunction

National crisis and presidential aloofness

Young women are proving their mettle in agriculture

*VANGUARD*

Court okays NDLEA’s request to destroy drugs worth N150m

EU Ban: NAQS discloses effort to make Nigerian beans acceptable internationally

U.S. supports Nigeria Dairy Industry, set to train stakeholders

VIDEO: What Fani-Kayode said about herdsmen at Sunday Igboho’s residence in Ibadan

CCB to investigate bribery allegation against staff- Official

Man, 29, in court over alleged breach of peace

NACCIMA pledges support for new ambassadors to attract investments

JUST IN: After 7 years of marriage, Kim Kardashian files for divorce from Kanye West

Kagara abduction: Take decisive action against criminality, FG told

JNI condemns kidnap of Kagara students

I Am LAYCON’ breaks streaming record in Nigeria

Breaking: Bandits kill herder, truck driver in Kaduna’Commissioner

Herders vs farmers: Ebonyi govt seeks strict herders’ profiling

Buhari thanks Chad for security back-up

FG signs 25MW IPP agreement for Kano Free Trade Zone ‘Minister

Gombe govt imposes 24-hour curfew on Billiri LG

Anambra gets new CP

Ebonyi Exco: PDP appeals Abakaliki court judgment

Stanbic IBTC boosts Nigeria’s agriculture sector with low-interest loans

FG urges firm to commence full capacity steel operations

Trade Ministry to support SMEs as more than 700 benefit from P&G, BoI Academy

NSE moves 307.79m shares valued N2.91bn in bearish trend

Stakeholders speak on CBN’s N50bn commodity exchange, mop-up of produce

NSE moves 307.79m shares valued N2.91bn in bearish trend

FG, states, LGs share N640.3bn for January

French village says ‘no’ to Elon Musk’s space-age internet

Gen Leo Irabor: Reform the Military; coordinate operations

The North and its political ostriches

Balancing equation @ correctional services

Real and metaphoric floating debris

Can this grandmother save the world

Worsening insecurity retarding educational development in Nigeria ‘ Benue SUBEB Chairman

Africa’s COVID-19 toll passes 100,000 ‘ Africa CDC

55 different lineages of SARS-CoV-2 circulating in Nigeria- NCDC

Man hacks neighbour to death over goat theft in Rivers

Man remanded for allegedly abducting, defiling 14-year-old

Teenager in court for allegedly damaging Lagos government bus

My wife slaps me whenever I discipline our children ‘ Man tells court

Man, 20, in court for allegedly stealing N7,000 cell phone

Man files criminal case against woman over pregnancy claim

Community chief, youth leader, in court for alleged joint act, mischief

Witch doctor dies inside grave while exhuming body of ‘maltreated’ housewife in Enugu

Man in court over alleged N900,000 fraud

My leg may be amputated if not granted bail, Maina tells court

*THISDAY*

Adloyalty Business Network Rewards Realtors with Cars, Vacation Abroad

World Remit Aligns with CBN on new Dollar Account Opening

Mercedes-Benz EQC More Attractive, Has new Base Model, Sports Version

Porsche Transfers Pure Racing Technology into new 911 GT3

Firm Launches Platform for Auto Spare Parts

Anambra Agog as Esso Properties Inaugurates 2 Estates

Osun Boosts Investment in Local Textile Industry

Jaguar Land Rover to Reimagine Future of Modern Luxury by Design

Winners Emerge in Kelloggs Super Star Contest

P&G, FMITI, BoI, Other Industry Leaders Empower Hundreds of SMEs in Nigeria

New Normal: What Insurance Businesses Must Do

Ogun Farmers/Herders Clash: Laying Foundation for Peace

Suleiman Ajadi: Lai Mohammed Not Leader of Kwara APC

A day in the life of a Jumia Delivery Agent

Trust Me, Something Fishy is Going On

Umar Sadiq; Marshalling Almerias Promotion Push

Can Everton End their 21-year Anfield Voodoo

Ameobis Strike Nominated for Championship Goal of the Month

Gattuso Defends Goal-shy Osimhen, Says Hes Playing with Strapping to His Shoulder

Ebreneyin Re-elected as Captain of Ibori Golf, Promises More Innovations

Southampton vs Chelsea, Milan Derby Live on GOtv Max this Weekend

Fulham: A New Castle for Nigerians

Leicester Coach Condemns Ndidi, Iheanachos Yellow Cards

Balogun Impresses at Right Back in Europa League for Rangers

Man City Distance Selves from Messis Move

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Arteta Rates Man City Best Team in Europe

Iwobi Anticipates Intense Mersyside Derby, Attributes Versatility to Arsenal System

DTigers Beat Mali to Go Top of 2021 Afrobasket Qualifiers

Nigerias Obi-Farinde Gets ITTF Tribunal Job

Wikki FC Players Involved in Auto-crash

Osaka Defeats Serena to Set up Final Battle with Brady

Serena Leaves News Conference in Tears

Ihezuos Winner Sends Falcons Flying over CSKA Moscow Ladies

*PUNCH*

Only restructuring can save Nigeria from existential threats Group

Family lobbies for royal position in Osun

FG redeploys 109 directors across ministries, departments

#EndSARS: Lagos panel orders prosecution of killer cops, awards N20m to victims

Rivers crisis: Amaechi APC faction deceiving members, Abe group alleges

Sasa: Anatomy of a costly, deadly, bloody crisis

Nigerias swift recovery from recession, biggest surprise -NEPC boss

How youths can chase old men like me out of politics El-Rufai

America, transatlantic alliance back, says Biden

Pictorial: Abiodun presents Ogun farmers, herders crisis report to Buhari

NCC allocates 383 million new telephone numbers to operators

Protest: Gombe imposes curfew in LG

DPR woos investors for modular refineries

Implement report indicting disbanded SARS operatives, Wike tell IGP

US supports Ekiti farm with pregnant cows

Manufacturers seek full recovery from recession

Nigerias swift recovery from recession, biggest surprise NEPC boss

I fled to Niger Republic to avoid amputation, Maina tells court

Well protect Yorubaland against invasion, OPC, hunters, vigilantes assure South-West indigenes

Govt may swap abducted Kagara schoolchildren for arrested bandits

Give us state police, resource control now, El-Rufai tells FG

Why herdsmen in Ondo forests ignored Akeredolus eviction order Senator

EFCC: Lawyer sues Senate, asks court to stop Bawas confirmation

Orlu: Imo govt vows to prosecute IPOB security men

Adeboye demands Leah Shariburelease, family organises seven-day prayer

Reps to probe UK-based firms stake in HealthPlus

2022: Ekiti APC stakeholders will resist imposition Ojudu

Defection: Ladoja holding talks with Fayose Oyo ZLP

Gunmen attack another Niger community, one killed, many feared abducted

Lagos govt must disclose amount it generates from tollgates Bode George

Imo govt seals estate linked to Okorochas wife

Sanwo-Olu opens four roads to ease Lagos-Ogun traffic

NDLEA partners France on fight against drug abuse

Implement report indicting disbanded SARS operatives, Wike tells IG

May God give Nigeria prudent, honest leaders like Jakande Tinubu

Two killed as protesters kick against COVID-19 restrictions in Gabon

Negotiation for abducted Kagara students, others release at final stage Niger gov

Gombe protesters block highway over failure to name monarch

A toast to Joseph Oduola Osuntokun

What was Sanwo-Olu doing at Banana Island

Climate change policy could hurt more

We got victims on dating sites, dispossess them of money, belongings Suspected kidnappers

Jilted widower stabs lover in court over failed marriage proposal

Katsina female wedding guests feared abducted by suspected bandits

Four teenagers gang-rape 15-year-old girl on errands for mum

Fire guts school hostel in Kwara, destroys apartments

Man collapses in Ogun police cell, petitions IGP

The honourable charity

Sickle cell and mums harshness (I)

Living with endometriosis, painful sexual intercourse and infertility

Shasha: Anatomy of a costly, deadly, bloody crisis

Paternity scandal: Shina Peter vows to take care of Funmi Martins son

I didnt plan to have kids out of wedlock Flavour

Rosy Meurer, Olakunle Churchill in the eye of the storm

Why it took six years to deliver Lafemme Anjola Mildred Okwo

Students resume at PEFTIs Ibadan campus

Kim Kardashian files for divorce from Kanye West

DTigers end 2021 AfroBasket qualifiers in style

Rodgers unhappy with ref after Iheanacho suspension

*NEW TELEGRAPH*

Fayemi, el-Rufai: To avoid collapse, Nigeria needs state police, devolution of power now

Kagara students: Niger SSG, Sheikh Gumi meet bandits’ commanders

Amnesty for bandits, equating it with Niger Delta agitation, insulting ‘Ankio Briggs, Evah, others

We must unite to overcome insecurity ‘Saraki

Insecurity: We shouldn’t turn our challenges to ethnic, religious crisis ‘Tinubu

We are ready to defend Yorubaland ‘ Gani Adams

HERDERS’ CRISIS: BUHARI HAS NO PLAN To KEEP NIGERIA TOGETHER ‘ADEBANJO

Naira drops to N410/$1 at I&E window

NEPC: Nigeria to be free from oil dependence in 10 years

Orlu crisis: Soldiers won’t be withdrawn until sanity is restored, says Uzodinma

Uber drivers are workers not self employed, UK Supreme Court rules

Cautious Airbus forecast disappoints after 2020 loss

Cryptocurrency Ethereum hits record high, lifted by bitcoin, institutional demand

2023: APC will not zone Presidential ticket based on agitations ‘AkpanUdoedehe

Mudashiru Obasa as Lagos Speaker, five years after

Saraki, PDP leaders visit IBB, Abdulsalami

Men Abandon Women Footballers after milking them dry ‘Falcons goalie, Ohaeriaku

UFC: Usman wants middleweight title but won’t ever fight Adesanya

Soleye backs Gateway to bounce back as NNL returns

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Red-hot Kwara Utd dare Rangers in Enugu

D’Tigers end 2021 Afrobasket qualifiers in style

Pillars players, officials escape danger as fire guts bus

Gattuso defends misfiring Osimhen

GOtv Max hosts Southampton, Chelsea, other ties weekend

Killing boxing softly

Argentina loses another World Cup winner

*THE SUN*

Akinwunmi assures NLO of NFF massive support

Afrobasket 2021 qualifiers: Diogu shines in D’Tigers routing of Mali

Minister of Youth and Sports wins Distinguished Service Award

GOtv Max airs Southampton, Chelsea; Juventus, Crotone live

Australian Open: Brady faces ultimate test against Osaka

AFCON qualifiers: Rohr lists criteria for NPFL players

MSMEs: Ekiti govt strategizes to enhance growth of business owners

Ugwuanyi assures new AIG, Zone 13 of support

LASU sacks 2 staff for admission racketeering, forgery

Nigeria should include African gods in oath-taking Guru Maharaj

Court dismisses suit seeking to declare Ohanaeze Ndigbo illegal

Insecurity: Tinubu warns against tribal, religious war in Nigeria

Cross River: Schoolgirl, boyfriend confess being cultists

Kagara kidnap: Gumi leads negotiation with bandits

NDLEA secures court order to destroy N150m illicit drugs

Obaseki seeks commercialization of ranching in Edo

Jakandes name synonymous with selfless leadership Sanwo-Olu

ABACHA ASKED ME FOR A SONG ATTACKING MANDELA ‘ONYEKA

Why you need some space in your relationship

I know my Redeemer liveth

Buhari’s leadership and the future of Nigeria

DESPISED, FOR MARRYING A TAXI DRIVER: THE ABIA STATE CHIEF MAGISTRATE AND WIFES STORY

Akwa Ibom in COVID-19 season

Its hellish to get NIMCs NIN in Abia

Reducing tariffs on imported vehicles

I was poisoned, shot at several times but Evang. Ojo Ade, gospel musician

Why I cant cheat on my partner Praise Ogan

COVID-19: The Virus, MultiChoice and Everything In Between

How Wizkid inspired me Stainless

High demand for Fine Wine at cinema

Lectures resume at PEFTIs Ibadan campus

*GUARDIAN*

Klopp won’t focus on Man City when Liverpool review title flop

Watford beat Rooney’s Derby to bolster promotion push

The Dream Academy’ Future of grassroots sports development

I fell in love with Super Falcons at USA’99, says Waldrum

Twitter won’t bow to pressure over abuse of Premier League stars

Nilayo FC plots Vandrezzer’s fall in Lagos

Red Star Belgrade denounce racist chants at Ibrahimovic

Leicester boss hails ‘really good result’ after Slavia stalemate

Man Utd set for talks with Cavani over striker’s future

Zaha to stop taking a knee before Premier League games

Kagara abduction: Governor assures of imminent freedom

Boko Haram has transmuted to bandits, kidnappers – Sultan of Sokoto

Hijab: Kwara government directs temporary closure of 10 schools

Lagos police arrest syndicate for allegedly gang-raping teenager

Wike receives EndSARS panel report, urges IGP to implement document indicting disbanded SARS officers

Opposition fuelling tension over grazing land in Edo, says Obaseki

NDLEA seizes 1,292kg of illicit drug in Ondo forest

Bayelsa: Police nab two with truck load of stolen COVID-19 palliatives

Why APC should reject Fani-Kayode, by Ojudu

Anambra guber 2021: Umeh dismisses Ngige, PDP

Fact check US articles of the week

Winter weather closes Texas chip plants, worsening shortages

Mali unveils plan for government, pledging jihadist talks

Georgia police detain dozens of pro-opposition protesters

IS claims killing of 4 Tunisia soldiers, beheading: SITE

IMF dismisses inflation concerns of Biden stimulus plan

Pfizer first dose 85% effective after 2-4 weeks: study

Eswatini king touts Taiwan drug as virus cure

India’s glacier disaster highlights Himalayan dangers

Deadly winter storm blankets eastern US in snow

Enemies within

*TRIBUNE*

COVID-19: Nigeria records 622 new infections, total now 150,908

US govt gives details of how Ramon ‘Hushpuppi’ laundered funds for North Korean bank hackers

Anambra 2021: Valentine Ozigbo okays PDP’s early release of timetable for primary election

My wife moved in with another man in same barracks ‘Man

She got drunk, broke down our door with a plank after coming home late ‘Husband

My mother uses my phone to call her lover, boy tells court

Gumi, Bauchi gov, defence minister and Don Quixote

She dug her teeth into my flesh during fight, poured water on me while I had sex with my other wife ‘Husband

Female genital mutilation can cause infertility, marriage break-up ‘Experts

Why Fayemi will contest 2023 presidential election ‘Olusoga, Political Adviser

Why yellow buses have to leave Lagos roads ‘Govt

Yoruba, Fulani, and other African personal names among black Americans

Gov Makinde’s pro-activeness averted ethnic crisis in Oyo State

How Q4 growth in agric, telecoms helped Nigeria’s GDP to positive territory

*SPORTS*

76ers’ Doc Rivers Jokes He’d Rather Play Golf Than Coach NBA All-Star Team – Bleacher Report

76ers’ Doc Rivers Named Team Durant Head Coach for 2021 NBA All-Star Game – Bleacher Report

AFCON qualifiers: Rohr lists criteria for NPFL players – The Sun

Afrobasket 2021 qualifiers: Diogu shines in D’Tigers routing of Mali – The Sun

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Akinwunmi assures NLO of NFF massive support – The Sun

Alpine skiing: Race director received death threats after parallel events – CNN

Ameobis Strike Nominated for Championship Goal of the Month – Thisday

Ancelotti tells Everton to put fear of ‘lions’ Liverpool to good use in Merseyside derby – Goal

Argentina loses another World Cup winner – New Telegraph

Arsenal boss Arteta calls Manchester City ‘the best team in Europe’ ahead of Emirates meeting – Goal

Arsenal boss Arteta not surprised to see Gundogan thriving at Man City – Goal

Arsenal manager Mikel Arteta not surprised by Ilkay Gundogan’s transformation at Man City – Yahoo

Arteta Rates Man City Best Team in Europe – Thisday

Australian Open: Brady faces ultimate test against Osaka – The Sun

Balogun Impresses at Right Back in Europa League for Rangers – Thisday

Bournemouth ask Montral for permission to speak with Thierry Henry – Yahoo

Bradley Beal: Zach LaVine ‘Is Damn Near Destroying’ NBA, Deserves ASG Spot – Bleacher Report

Bright is playing an exhibiton match’ – Shyam Thapa slams East Bengal’s foreign players after Kolkata derby defeat – Goal

Can Everton End their 21-year Anfield Voodoo – Thisday

Carson Wentz Thanks Eagles, Fans in IG Post: ‘It Has Been an Amazing Journey – Bleacher Report

Chargers’ Justin Herbert: ‘I Think Anyone Should Aspire to Be Like Tom Brady – Bleacher Report

Christian Kirksey, Rick Wagner Released by Packers Ahead of NFL Free Agency – Bleacher Report

D’Tigers end 2021 Afrobasket qualifiers in style – New Telegraph

Dan Robson believes long wait for first England start has improved his game – Yahoo

Daniil Medvedev advances to debut Australian Open final with dominant win over Stefanos Tsitsipas – CNN

David Moyes would swap every Manager of the Year award for Jose Mourinho’s trophy cabinet – Yahoo

Dodgers’ Justin Turner: COVID-19 World Series Hurdles Were ‘Extremely Difficult – Bleacher Report

Dr. Anthony Fauci: ‘Pretty Good Chance’ Fans Can Return for 2021 MLB Season – Bleacher Report

DTigers Beat Mali to Go Top of 2021 Afrobasket Qualifiers – Thisday

DTigers end 2021 AfroBasket qualifiers in style – Punch

Ebreneyin Re-elected as Captain of Ibori Golf, Promises More Innovations – Thisday

EPL: Mesliers own goal lifts Wolves above Leeds – Punch

Europa League: Sensational Saka rides to Arsenals rescue – Daily Times

Fear and loathing in Liverpool as derby rivals prepare for feisty rematch – Yahoo

Fernando Tatis Jr. Owes Investment Fund Estimated $27.2M After Padres Contract – Bleacher Report

Former NFL TE Kellen Winslow II Receives New Plea Deal for Sex Crimes Conviction – Bleacher Report

Fulham: A New Castle for Nigerians – Thisday

Gattuso Defends Goal-shy Osimhen, Says Hes Playing with Strapping to His Shoulder – Thisday

Gattuso defends misfiring Osimhen – New Telegraph

Genesis Open 2021: Sam Burns Takes Commanding Lead with 2nd-Round 66 – Bleacher Report

GOtv Max airs Southampton, Chelsea; Juventus, Crotone live – The Sun

GOtv Max hosts Southampton, Chelsea, other ties weekend – New Telegraph

Government grant gives WSL ‘best possible opportunity’ to finish the season – Yahoo

Great Britain’s Cody Bramwell earn his first win at the Freeride World Tour – BBC

How Kaizer Chiefs could start against SuperSport United – Goal

Hunter Henry on Free Agency: ‘I Want to Play Somewhere There’s a Good QB – Bleacher Report

I fell in love with Super Falcons at USA’99, says Waldrum – Guardian

If East Bengal had finished higher on the table, I would’ve been surprised’ – Subhash Bhowmick after Kolkata derby loss – Goal

Ihezuos Winner Sends Falcons Flying over CSKA Moscow Ladies – Thisday

Isaiah Thomas Drops 19 as Team USA Beats Bahamas in FIBA AmeriCup Qualifying – Bleacher Report

ISL 2020-21: Jamshedpur vs Mumbai City – TV channel, stream, kick-off time & match preview – Goal

ISL: Kerala Blasters’ head coaches and their performances – Goal

Iwobi Anticipates Intense Mersyside Derby, Attributes Versatility to Arsenal System – Thisday

Jamal Murray Drops Career-High 50 Points in Nuggets’ Win vs. Cavs – Bleacher Report

Joel Embiid’s Career-High 50 Points Power 76ers Past Zach LaVine, Bulls – Bleacher Report

Jos Mourinho still striving to bring to life Tottenham’s killer instinct – Yahoo

Kicked out of the men’s basketball league, she set her sights on the Super Bowl – CNN

Killing boxing softly – New Telegraph

Klopp claims Liverpool would be closer to Manchester City in a ‘normal season – Goal

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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