NEWSPAPERS HEADLINES FOR THURSDAY 18TH FEBRUARY 2021.

 

*THE NATION*

American Waldrum signs agreement with NFF

Ive not hijacked Anambra APCs revalidation, says Uba

Students flood UNILAG, YABATECH campuses despite online classes

Turkeytourney good for SuperFalcons, says match agent

PIBPutting national interest above selfish sentiments

Turkish Womens Cup: Falcons kick-startWaldrums reign against CSKA

AfriWomen trains 2500 women

Soludo best person to succeed Obiano

MAN, LCCI raise concerns over rising inflation

Corruption deep at state, council levels, says PACAC

Minister petitions IG over alleged fake news

PDP governors fault centralised community policing

ICPC uncovers widespread budget fraud in MDAs

FEC okays road contracts in Ondo, Ogun, Nasarawa, Benue, others

EFCC urges Supreme Court to return Metuh to prison

Fresh mass abduction from school hostel sparks outrage

Banks to open dollar accounts with offshore lenders

Borno, Yobe elders demand recruitment of indigenes to protect liberated areas

Defence minister to Nigerians: dont be cowards, confront bandits

How Uzodimma is repositioning Imo, by commissioner

Propaganda against Tinubu will fail, says new political association

Triumphant 80

Court blocks Shells accounts over alleged oil theft

Brent hits $64 on oil supply curtailment

IMF backs CBN on cryptocurrency ban

Access Bank, Lagos partner on soft loans for female entrepreneurs

Lagos warns on illegal sale of govt land

Tasks before incoming EFCC helmsman

*VANGUARD*

Ebonyi Crisis: Govt orders deployment of more security personnel to warring communities

P&G, FMITI, BoI, other industry leaders empower hundreds of SMEs in Nigeria

Edwin Clark urges Buhari to restore peace, trust to the Country

Yobe executive council approves N3.2bn for capital projects

Woman begs NHRC panel for justice for murdered brother

Visa expands practical business skills free education resources for small businesses, entrepreneurs

FG to begin repatriation of Nigerian refugees from Cameroon, Niger, Chad

Standard Chartered launches new programme with youth business international

FCTA to address menace of scavengers, drugs abuse, others

How SARS tortured my brother to death, petitioner tells NHRC panel

How a lecturer slumped, died while teaching in Imo state

Matawalle briefs Buhari on security situation in Zamfara

UPDATED: Buhari, Bello meet over Kagara school kidnap

Inducting Fela in Rock & Roll Hall of Fame

Who’ll implement the National Quality Policy

FG’s capacity to end bandits’ attacks not in doubt ‘ APC

PDP, Atiku condemn Kagara abduction

APC will eat PDP for breakfast if Fani-Kayode leaves, Tanko replies Fayose

Our ex-governors to woo new members to PDP ‘ Saraki

PDP governors demand appointment of new IGP

Senate receives Buhari’s 2021 budget proposal for Police Trust Fund

Buhari won’t rig Anambra election for you, APGA tells APC

PDP: NWC divided over Secondus’ alleged failure

Just In: Saraki-led committee meets with PDP ex-governor

Catch up with time, APC scribe, Nabena replies Lai Mohammed

Bears maintain dominance on NSE, market drops further by N15bn

Africa leads global mobile money growth with 46 percent

Digital Space’s Abitoye floats foundation to help poor Nigerians

NetPlusDotCom disrupts Fintech sector with Android-based POS terminals

MDXi commits to energy efficiency, environmental sustainability

Visa partners GIGL on special e-commerce tariff for SMEs

Lesotho wins 34th Ajegunle Mock Nations Cup

NEWS EXTRA: Porto beat Juventus 2-1

Tension as 42-year-old man beats wife to death in Lagos

NUC approves degree programme for Dental College Enugu

Court remands butcher for allegedly defiling his 14-year-old stepdaughter

Court slams N500,000 bail on man over N36,500 cell phone theft

Two in court over N1.5m accommodation fraud

Resolve land dispute to avert bloody clash, Anambra community tells Obiano

From Kankara to Kagara, hypocrisy defines government

Pity President Buhari, victim of ‘harassment’ by Nigeria’s elite

Why Lekki Tollgate should be abolished

Improve case definition for Ebola, Expert urges FG

COVID-19: NIMR health workers grumble over allowances, poor working conditions

*THISDAY*

Interswitch Introduces Quickteller Business for SMEs

Firm Launches e-Learning App for Teachers, Schools

Addressing Telecoms Consumers Complaints

Journey Towards National Theatres Rebirth

Agba Seeks to Strengthen Nigeria-UAE Bilateral Relations

ASHON Highlights Measures to Grow Commodities Exchanges

Sanusi Advocates Family Planning to Address Infrastructural Inadequacy

Samsung Galaxy S21 Gets Global Review

Cold Stone Unveils App, Online Platform

Large Chunk of Nigerias Identity Data in Silos

Group Faults Ban on Cryptocurrency Transactions

FX Market: CBN Intervened with $10.308bn in Six Months

Gombe Unveils 10- year Development Plan

Mastercard, MTN to Empower Africans through Digital Financial Inclusion

Nwosu: AfCFTA Will Drive Competition in Advertising Industry

We Will Not Give Up the Ideal of Globalization, Says Huawei CEO

CBN Directs Banks to Open Dollar Account for Remittances

Ericsson CEO Berates EUs Telcos over Delay in 5G Rollout

Insurers and Challenge of Emerging Underwriting Risks

IT Solution Recognised as key Digital Platform

Investment One Holds Season 5 Virtual Investment Competition

Nautic Africa Launches new 35metre Flagship Vessel

PDP Govs Restate Case for Decentralised Police

Group Urges Buhari to Sack NDDC Interim Administrator

The Next Administration in Abia state will be a PDP Government

The Danger of Cattle Imperialism

Enyeama Backs Barca-slayer, Mbappe, for Ballon dOr

Tsitsipas Beats Nadal to Set up Medvedev Sfinal

Nigerias DTigers First to Qualify for 2021 FIBA Afrobasket

Neymar Faces Possible Two-match Ban for Twitter Rant

Haaland Urges Dortmund to Shake off Bundesliga Blues against Sevilla

Mbappe Stuns Barca with Hat trick, Liverpool Gain Advantage in Budapest

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Omeruos Leganes in Tough Duel with Promotion-seeking Sadiq Umars Almeria

Panacea for Under Five Deaths in Children

WHO Seeks Media Support for Enlightenment Campaign on COVID-19 Preventive Measures

Nigeria Sets Up Multi-sectoral Commitee on COVID-19 Vaccine Acquisition

Mental Illness: Expert Calls on FG to Ban Chaining of Patients in Health Centres

Making Fitness Convenient, Entertaining for Healthy Living

Global Action is the Only Way to Get Ahead of COVID-19

PELVIC INFLAMMATORY DISEASE AND INFERTILITY (Part 1)

*PUNCH*

PDP govs ask President to appoint substantive IG

Kwara APC youths ask Buhari to sack Lai Mohammed

Strange disease: Benue to assess boarding school before reopening

JOHESU is a conspiracy among allied health workers to fight doctors NMA General Secretary, Ekpe

Insecurity in Nigeria has reached crisis level PDP, Atiku

PDP govs ask President to appoint substantive IGP

Ex-PDP govs committed to rebuilding party, says Saraki

Buhari doesnt rig elections, APC cant win Anambra APGA

No protest in Rivers school, says commissioner

302 special police squad deployed in Kaduna against bandits

Firm rewards essay competition winners with scholarships

Delta private school owners protest multiple taxes

Bandits: Defend yourselves, minister tells Nigerians

COVID-19: South Africa begins vaccination of healthcare workers

Kagara abduction: No one knows next school banditsll attack Niger senator

Troops kill several bandits in Kaduna, recover arms

Alvan Ikoku college lecturer slumps, dies in lecture hall

External reserves down by $565m in two weeks

Court blocks Shells bank accounts over alleged oil loss

FG to borrow $1.2bn for agric mechanisation, others

Fuel price hike looms nationwide as marketers meet

Power grid collapses, plunges Lagos, others into darkness

Freight forwarders, truckers blame shipping firms for Apapa gridlock

Financial inclusion may worsen next decade Report

Senate probes exorbitant shipping fees at ports

Use of cryptocurrencies, a concern IMF

Court adjourns investment fraud case against firm

AfDB gets $668.1m from Japan for concessional loans

Infracredit appoints independent, non-executive directors

Why I prayed that COVID-19 should not end Apostle Suleman

Stock market extends decline as 22 stocks decline

Dismissed cop supplied five AK-47 rifles for Offa bank robbery Suspect

Aisha Buhari birthday greetings absent as Presidents wife clocks 50

N42bn personnel cost for 2019 was blocked from being stolen ICPC

Hisbah panel probes official caught with housewife in Kano hotel

Delta pregnant lawyer killed as robbers open fire on vehicle

Osun to close Olaiya road for nine months

Man remanded for alleged rape, impregnating Katsina 16-year-old girl

Rivers okays N12.4bn for two Port Harcourt flyovers

FG okays N62bn for Benin-Ore Road, others

Experts urge Lagos to maintain digital policy consistency

Sanwo-Olu seeks Return Historys to school curriculum

FCTA bans open grazing in Abuja, establishes RUGA in three area councils

IG drafts 150 anti-kidnapping forces in FCT

Three killed, houses razed in Borno IDP camp fire

Niger school invasion: Bandits tied 42 abductees in pairs, fled to bush on motorbikes Resident

Protesting workers shut OAU gates over hazard allowance

Governors must use talks with bandits to end killings Matawalle

Youths, traders attack Niger deputy govs house over market demolition

South-East farmers demand N9bn from FG over herdsmens menace

Economic recovery requires creative thinking

Quarantine bill scales second reading in Senate

Relocate to approved markets or risk sanctions, Ekiti warns traders

Park managers system abolished in Oyo

Judge returns Air Peace file for re-assignment

Absence of internal democracy hinders parties growth INEC

Uba mobilising members, not taking over APC Campaign council

Osemawe sets up panel on herdsmen menace

Akwa Ibom ex-militants threaten to resume hostilities over amnesty funding

*NEW TELEGRAPH*

Insecurity: It’s time to act

Invictus Obi to spend 10 years in jail for $11m email scam

2023: NLC mulls floating new political party

We’ll rescue Kagara students, Defence Minister assures

FG: We won’t surrender Nigeria’s sovereignty

Govs: We’re distressed over 42 students, others’ abduction

FEC approves N62bn for road, water, other projects

ICPC stops N189bn MDAs’ personnel cost diversion

Blackout as national grid collapses second time in 3 months

Hard partying in your 20s raises risk of future heart problems

Again, Senate tells Buhari to declare state of emergency

IMF backs CBN’s decision on crypto currency

Managing rising debts amid infrastructure gap

Assessing DND’s impacts on Nigeria’s telecoms

COVID-19: Curtailing manufacturing, other costs

WTO: OPS tasks Okonjo-Iweala on policy reforms

NCC to subscribers: Settle your debts before porting

NACCIMA commends FG for rail line construction

Hope PSBank: Why we’re partnering FG on NIN

Google braces to keep internet users safe

NetPlusDotCom launches Android based PoS devices in Nigeria

Insecurity: Senators express frustration over state of the nation

Okwenna: Era of money politics over in Anambra

Buhari must give marching orders to service chiefs on security ‘ Ezugwu

Gen. Ihejirika Why I joined APC

Five govs receive Gbenga Daniel into APC

EPL: Man City beat Everton to open up 10-point lead

UEFA League: Porto edge Juve as Haaland puts Dortmund in charge against Sevilla

EPL: Burnley hit back to frustrate Fulham

Waldrum signs agreement, to be officially unveiled as Falcons’ coach in Nigeria

Turkish Women’s Cup: Super Falcons impress Waldrum ahead of opener against CSKA Moscow

Australian Open: Tsitsipas knocks out Nadal in thriller

Olympics: Calls grow to relocate 2022 Beijing Winter Games

*THE SUN*

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INEC expresses concern over political parties’ lack of internal democracy

PDP govs reject community policing

APC membership registration’ll consolidate democratic gains ‘Orajiaka

INEC expresses concern over political parties’ lack of internal democracy

Issues as 2014 confab report re-echoes in Reps

Bayelsa Assembly summons IGR Board over leakages

Group drums support for Bello, targets 5 million Ambassadors

Daniel an asset to APC ‘ Akintunde

2023: Yahaya Bello campaign posters plaster Jos streets

APC crisis deepens as Nabena takes on Lai Mohammed

D’Tigers qualify for 2021 FIBA Afrobasket

Rohr’s headache: Eagles’ve too many good strikers

CAA president commiserates with Gov Okowa

Turkish Women’s Cup: Waldrum, Falcons face litmus test against CSKA Moscow

Sylva endorses Oloibiri Half Marathon

Lagos pays N1.5bn pension benefits

AfCFTA needs Okonjo-Iweala’s support to succeed ‘MAN

FCMB boosts support to SMEs with N5m interest-free loan facility

LG unveilseco-friendly products

Dangote debunks fraudulent scheme in Aliko Dangote Foundation’s name

Exporters call for cargo truck parks at border

NEPZA urges businesses to key into free trade zones to boost investment

Access Bank, LSETF, partner to empower female entrepreneurs

Smugglers attack Customs officers over Tokunbo vehicles, injure 3

Interswitch launches IT solution to bolster Africa SMEs’ growth

Kidnapping: Police deploy anti-riot squad in FCT

Police investigate Hisbah operative illicit affair

Service chiefs nominees promise to improve nations security

Senate wants FG to declare state of emergency in security

Rivers community urges Wike to intervene in faceoff with Agip

WTO: Were proud of Okonjo-Iweala, say South East govs, Ohanaeze

Insecurity: Governors unite against open grazing

Dredgers activities: Ajah community petitions Sanwo-Olu, seeks task force deployment

Troops kill scores of bandits, rescue 4 victims in Kaduna

FG to begin repatriation of Nigerian refugees from Cameroon, Niger, Chad

From khaki to suit

Okorocha’s Eastern Palm heist

Understanding Femi Fani-Kayode’s vuvuzela game

Africa for sale

Where Jakande faltered, no grass may grow again

#Loriiro: The new abnormal

Nigerias ngozi to the world

CBN, cryptocurrency and monetary capitalist

FRSC: 33 years of robust road safety administration, traffic management

Efiong Akwa: Son of Niger Delta, child of providence

DSS alarm on imminent religious, ethnic violence

Davido named one of the most influential people in the world by TIME Magazine

*GUARDIAN*

Referee Dean to return to Premier League action despite death threats

We’ll beat Enyimba in Port Harcourt, says Rivers United coach Eguma

Golden Eaglets set for another MRI test

Waldrum officially becomes Falcons coach, to be unveiled in Nigeria

Pinnick grateful for presidency’s endorsement of FIFA Council election campaign

Mourinho backs ‘amazing’ Spurs goalkeeper Lloris despite errors

Bale ‘towards end of career’, admits agent

Adamawa APC upbeat as stalwarts renew membership

PDP NWC distances self from Anambra zoning rift

NATO holds post-Trump talks as Afghanistan decision looms

Europe court demands Navalny release citing ‘risk to life

Blinken says US to pay $200 million in WHO obligations

Trump casino demolished in Atlantic City

WTO needs to show results on economic crisis, vaccines: Okonjo-Iweala

UN chief urges global vaccination plan for Covid-19

Power outages leave millions shivering in deadly US cold snap

Ghislaine Maxwell ‘physically abused’ during jail search, lawyer says

Death toll in DR Congo boat accident rises to 16

CBN sells $10.3bn at FX market in six months

Shareholders move to stop FG from borrowing unclaimed dividend

FG targets 500,000 employees under survival fund scheme

Bears dominate trading as index dips further by 0.07%

Stakeholders to explore funding opportunities in renewable energy

Aliko Dangote denounces fraudulent support fund application

Niger State, energy firm seal pact on waste-to-wealth

Bjrn Seiz: Leading financial advisor and entrepreneur

NLC wades into MWUN, Intels’ dispute, seeks peaceful resolution

Union tasks FG on employee support fund to cushion pandemic effect

NUT alleges fresh plots to destabilise primary, secondary education

Anambra Fire Service targets rapid response, graduates 120 fire men

KEDCO uses security personnel to intimidate workers, NUEE alleges

InfraCredit appoints Shobo independent non-executive director

Huawei certified top employer in Nigeria

2020 Sanlam Award for excellence targets financial journalism

FG engages 27,000 Borno youths in public works

LASBCA gets new general manager

Federalism is the answer, after all – Part 17

Africa’s year of revolution

Power and the temptations of Jakande

Our anesthetic Nigerian processes

” Climate change ”

Trump trial and the ‘January exception

Insecurity and the national question

Adieu Lateef Kayode Jakande

The colossus departs

*TRIBUNE*

NALDA to launch program to encourage households to grow their own food

Bauch govt orders demolition of building where over 200 rounds of ammunition, other weapons were discovered

NCC must sanitise the music industry ‘ HOMAL

Why regular consumption of zobo drink with hypertension medication should be avoided ‘Expert

Stretched to breaking point: Emotional burden of caring for elderly with dementia

Challenges of turning COVID-19 vaccines into vaccinations

Unsustainable debt servicing

Why shipping investors shun Nigerian flag for vessels

COVID-19: Nigeria records 869 new infections, eight deaths

Anambra lauds launch of United Nigeria Airlines

Zamfara APC registration: Senator Yarima Bakura finally allowed to register after scuffle

20 million children, women are mutilation victims in Nigeria ‘ Expert

Provide unifying leadership, bring Nigerians together, Olabode George charges Buhari

Nigerian Breweries launches new brand with a tour

Investors lose N15bn as equities market further depreciates

Stock Market Basics: What Newbie Investors Must Know

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High inflationary trend, threat to nation’s industrial growth ‘ MAN

Should Nigerians Be Trading In European Currencies In 2021

6th Forbes Woman Africa Leading Women Summit free-to-attend for 2021

Why women must be encouraged to embrace STEM career

*SPORTS*

5-Star SG Prospect Amari Bailey Commits to UCLA over Kansas, More – Bleacher Report

A’s Catcher Sean Murphy Will Miss Time After Surgery on Collapsed Lung – Bleacher Report

A.J. Hinch ‘Hated Being out of the Game’ During Suspension for Astros Scandal – Bleacher Report

AEW Dynamite Results: Winners, Grades, Reaction and Highlights from February 17 – Bleacher Report

AEW’s Cody, Brandi Rhodes Announce They’re Expecting a Baby Girl – Bleacher Report

Alberto Noguera and Ivan Gonzalez shine; FC Goa keep the ISL play-off race enticing – Goal

Arsene Wenger against Champions League reform: ‘I don’t like it at all – Yahoo

Ashleigh Barty stunned by Karolina Muchova in Australian Open quarterfinals – CNN

Ashley Barnes earns point for Burnley after Ola Aina’s opener for Fulham – Yahoo

Aubameyang will face ‘consequences’ if guilty of Covid-19 rules breach, says Arsenal boss Arteta – Goal

Australian Open: Tsitsipas knocks out Nadal in thriller – New Telegraph

Bale ‘towards end of career’, admits agent – Guardian

Ben Simmons Will Not Play for 76ers vs. Rockets Because of Illness – Bleacher Report

Bernardo Silva orchestrates latest Man City victory to prolong Everton’s pain – Yahoo

Bleacher Report Pregame Picks Official Rules and Regulations – Bleacher Report

CAA president commiserates with Gov Okowa – The Sun

Celtic 1-1 Aberdeen: Penalty call irks Dons boss Derek McInnes – BBC

Champions League 2021: Top Scorers After Wednesday’s Round of 16 Leg 1 Results – Bleacher Report

Champions League win shows the best and worst of what Borussia Dortmund can offer Marco Rose – Yahoo

D’Tigers qualify for 2021 FIBA Afrobasket – The Sun

Deshaun Watson Trade Rumors: Panthers Eye QB with Owner Tired of Game-Managers – Bleacher Report

Dortmund’s Erling Haaland scores twice to leave Sevilla with uphill task – Yahoo

Draymond Green out for Warriors vs. Heat with Ankle Injury – Bleacher Report

DTigers qualify for AfroBasket tourney after South Sudan win – Punch

Eagles Round-Up: Onuachu Bags 24th Goal Of Season In Genk’s Away Loss; Sadiq On Target As Omeruo’s Late Winner For Leganes Sinks Almeria – Complete Sports

Enyeama Backs Barca-slayer, Mbappe, for Ballon dOr – Thisday

EPL: Burnley hit back to frustrate Fulham – New Telegraph

EPL: Man City beat Everton to open up 10-point lead – New Telegraph

EPL: Ola Aina scores as Fulham, Burnley draw 1-1 – Punch

Erling Haaland dazzles in the Champions League again as Dortmund beat Sevilla – Yahoo

Erling Haaland: Kylian Mbappe hat-trick was ‘free motivation’ for standout Champions League performance – Yahoo

Everton 1-3 Man City: Premier League leaders go 10 points clear with 17th straight win – Yahoo

Everton 1-3 Manchester City: Twelve league wins in a row for Pep Guardiola’s side – BBC

Everton vs Man City LIVE: Result and reaction from Premier League fixture tonight – Yahoo

Fernando Tatis Jr.’s $340M Padres Contract, Biggest MLB Deals Ever – Bleacher Report

Fernando Tatis Jr., Padres Reportedly Agree to 14-Year, $340M Contract Extension – Bleacher Report

Former Olympian Conrad Mainwaring Arrested on Indecent Assault, Battery Charges – Bleacher Report

Golden Eaglets set for another MRI test – Guardian

Guardiola says injured Man City star Gundogan will be ready to face Arsenal – Goal

Haaland nets Champions League brace as Borussia Dortmund beats Sevilla – CNN

Haaland sets Champions League records for quickest scoring start – early returns smash those of Mbappe, Messi, Ronaldo – Goal

Haaland Urges Dortmund to Shake off Bundesliga Blues against Sevilla – Thisday

Haaland: Mbappe hat-trick inspired me to Dortmund double against Sevilla – Goal

Happy Gilmore and Shooter McGavin celebrate 25-year anniversary – CNN

I’m not a robot, it’s not like the PlayStation’ ‘ Tottenham’s Aurier on his consistency – Goal

Invite NPFL stars for AFCON qualifiers, ex-Eagles task Rohr – Punch

ISL 2020-21: Chennaiyin vs NorthEast United – TV channel, stream, kick-off time & match preview – Goal

Iwobi in action as Mahrez continues impressive form at Goodison Park in Manchester City win over Everton – Goal

J.J. Watt Rumors: Free Agency Priorities for Star’s Next Team Revealed – Bleacher Report

Joel Embiid Dominant as 76ers Beat Rockets, End 3-Game Losing Streak – Bleacher Report

Kevin Durant Ruled Out for Nets vs. Lakers Due to Hamstring Injury – Bleacher Report

La Liga: Atletico held by Levante – Punch

Lagos stadium not ready for Eagles AFCON qualifier Rohr – Punch

LCC: Dare petitions IGP over reporters defamatory statement – The Cable

Lesotho wins 34th Ajegunle Mock Nations Cup – Vanguard

Like Messi and Ronaldo, Haaland destined for greatness – CNN

LTA ‘cautiously optimistic’ fans can attend summer events – Yahoo

Man City beat Everton 3-1 to open 10-point lead in EPL – Punch

Manchester City go 10 points clear after Silva seals win at Everton – Yahoo

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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