News Headlines Aug 21. Headlines from Nigeria’s major newspapers

News Headlines Aug 21. Headlines from Nigeria’s major newspapers.

Compiled by Demola Adefajo

The Punch
FG converts 11 states’ bank debts to bonds
Stop fixing fuel prices, NNPC, others tell FG
You can probe Amaechi, court tells Rivers govt
FG wastes funds on kerosene subsidy
Don’t extort money from applicants, Buhari warns police
‘OAU, best varsity in Nigeria’
B’Haram: Adamawa varsity reopens, employs 80 hunters
Revisit sacked workers’ case, NLC tells Amosun
FG converts 11 states’ bank debts to bonds
Jealous lover sets woman, rival, three kids ablaze
President names Fowler FIRS chair
‘Probe Abia pension managers’
Bristow crash: AIB releases names of passengers
Buhari’s integrity increases power supply, says APC
WASSCE fees: Oyo action generates mixed reactions
Telecom Games: IHS seek to dethrone Etisalat
Pedro joins Chelsea for £21.4m
Rangers protest Lobi Fed Cup win
NFF begged me after CAS verdict – Okpala
I’m humbled by FIFA appointment —Pinnick
Key motivating factors for terrorism
Telcos risk N7.8tn fine over improper SIM registration
IFMA, Law Union partner on compulsory insurance
CSOs recommend probe of dollar deposits in banks
CBN, NIBSS seek increased adoption of e-payment
Remembering Ameyo Adadevoh
Mr. President, corruption will fight back!
Joy Ogwu can do this at the UN
Extend clean-up to Eket, group urges Buhari
PDP chieftain cautions Buhari against selective anti-graft war
I’m destroying Fayemi’s legacies, says Fayose
Mimiko can’t determine next Ondo governor – APC chief
Bode George suffering from trauma of defeat – APC
‘Ekiti ex-speaker deserves Fayose’s unfair treatment’
Nigerians are in bondage, says Fani-Kayode
CIS restates commitment to market development
Sterling Bank, GTB’s half-year profits rise
Ondo pupils urge govts to improve infrastructure
Ogun teachers decry delay in remittance of salary deductions
Abia targets 100,000 youths for technical education
Okojie advocates boarding system to stem WASSCE failure
Set targets for children, educationist tells parents
Deputy governor tasks education ministry
‘Evolve strategies to reposition education’
Man arrested for new N3.3bn scam
Suspected car thief burnt to death in Lagos
Police arrest Lagos prince, others during cult initiation
Traditional ruler’s son robs during cultural rites
NB plans 7th Golden Pen Awards
Non-oil exporters call for restoration of incentives
17 million SMEs not registered –BoI
Vic O declares self king of rap
In 93 Days, Gukas tells story of Adadevoh’s bravery
I spend N350k on medical bills every month –OJB
FG refuses to appeal ruling against Kashamu’s extradition
Stop fixing fuel prices, NNPC, others tell FG
Buhari’s action on Ogoniland clean-up

US, IPMAN Throw Weight Behind Reforms at NNPC
Oyo Govt Cancels 2015 Hajj Sponsorship
Flood Takes over Kano Metropolis
Don’t Take Bribes from Those Seeking to Join Police, Buhari Tells PSC
Epileptic Power Supply: Legislator Institutes Probe Into Years of ‘Darkness’
Military to Turn More Attention to Cattle Rustling, ‘Homeland’ Crime
Amadi: Poor Project Management Still Hinders Progress of Power Sector
Niger May Dump Ex-Gov’s Vision 3: 2020 Programme
Buhari Pledges to Fund, Equip Police
Buhari Appoints Fowler as Executive Chairman FIRS
Senate Assures of Support for Buhari, Says Ooni was a Bridge Builder
South West Youths Laud Buhari’s Actions So Far
Senators Concerned as Buhari May Have Overlooked Confirmations for AMCON
Onukaba Gives Health Top Priority in Kogi
Defection: Corrupt Politicians Taking Refuge in APC, Says Ajulo
Analysts Highlight Remedy for Stable Naira
CBN Vows to Fight Speculators Betting on Naira Devaluation
CIS Urges Students to Adopt Investment Culture
Access Bank Grows Profit by 44 % to N39bn, Declares Interim Dividend
Aviation Ministry Alleges Airlines Owe Agencies N100 Billion
mport Duty Evasion: Firms Move to Offset N23bn Outstanding Charges
Bi-Courtney Partners Greater Washington to Train Cargo Agents
Employment: NGO Partners to Set up Agro Cells in Nigeria
DPR Sanctions 23 Oil Firms over Hike in Petroleum Product Prices
ITF Begins Skills Acquisition Programme for IDPs
IGR Drive Will Boost Devt, Job Creation, Says Ahmed
Operation Hawks Descend Confiscates More Smuggled Poultry Products
Buhari Urged to Give Priority Attention to Maritime Academy
NIMASA Hails Partnership with Nigerian Navy
WISTA Seeks to Empower Women
Nurofen Launch Boosts RB Consumer Health Brands’ Portfolio
CPC Begins Consumer Voice on TV
More Millionaires Emerge in FCMB Promo Draws
Hertz Car Rentals Unveils Reservation Website
Extortionists at the Airports
Mounting Fears after Helicopter Crash
Fowler in, Olugbesan out
Sex and Our Universities
Kidney Disease Patient Needs N7Million for Treatment
When Economic Diplomacy Becomes A Necessity
Giant Strides against Counterfeit Drugs
Oliseh: Why I Dropped Mikel
FIFA Appoints Pinnick Organising Committee Member
AAG: Judo Final List to Be Released Weekend
Red-Hot Debutants IHS Go after Telecoms Games Title
Achinugwu: Watch Out, Giwa Will Finish in Top Bracket
Rangers Face Dolphins in a Tricky Match-up
Okagbare, Ahoure Hold Africa’s Biggest Prospect for Sprint Medal
Bolt Ready to Sprint into History in Beijing
Chelsea Confirms Pedro Signing
Between Dangote and Chamscity

National Mirror
Immigration boss in trouble over visa to ISIS chief
Buhari plans to use DSS to stifle opposition –PDP
Buhari appoints Fowler as FIRS boss
Nigeria needs 19,000 additional policemen –Okiro
NNPC set to end fuel importation, subsidy
AIB releases crashed Bristow chopper manifest
Death toll in Yobe B’Haram massacre rises to 160
FG issues 11 states bonds to offset bank loans
CAPMI: NERC to sanction Discos over non-compliance
Ogoriba is blinded by political indulgence –Bayelsa govt
Ebonyi Assembly passes N20b supplementary budget into law
Former minister tasks Ayade on review of 76 oil wells
Masari, Shema and threat of probe
Nigeria: Fuel subsidy removal, lame excuse
Kogi guber: Group drums support for Bello
Kogi guber: Buhari’s influence won’t count –Wada
Why we honoured Wada, Kwankwaso, Adesina –Group
Only 32% Nigerians access Internet via smartphones – Telco
American firms target 50m jobs in Nigeria’s agric sector
Galaxy Backbone lists benefits of e-governance
FARA urges African govts on agri business friendly environment
American investors target Nigeria’s mining, agric sectors
AFCON 2017 qualifier: Why I axed Mikel –Oliseh…Says, ‘I am not comparable to Keshi’
NFF shifts Fed Cup final
Boxing: Power Lee seeks support
Gombe floats female football team
AFCON qualifier: Oliseh sends Heartland duo home
A letter for President Buhari
Still on why phones stopped ringing
We’re working towards quick end to Boko Haram –Buhari

The Nation
More cash for states as 11 get CBN’s loans relief
President appoints Fowler as FIRS chief executive
Senator: Anyim’s office got nod for N1.4b computer software
Ex-FCT Minister, five others jostle for PDP chair
Oyo Tribunal: Ladoja calls 26 witnesses
Carter: At ease and ready for radiation treatment on cancer
Buhari to IG: prune police attached to the rich
‘Diabetic mothers risk giving birth to children with brain defect’
Glo hosts Soyinka, Oyelana, D’Banj
We’ll soon defeat Boko Haram, says  Buhari
Some eminent Nigerians who lost their cancer battles
Cross River, Irish investors plan 5,000 housing units
APC promises radical means to meet energy needs
Power chief decries lack of TCN’s work centre in Uyo
Lasun: no plan to strip me of my powers
Tributes at funeral service of Bristow co-pilot in Calabar
I want to rebuild Nigeria, says Buhari
Lawyer faults NERC chief on judges
Court okays probe of Amaechi’s govt
Amaechi: my govt left N7.5b cash, others
‘Investment in CSRs beneficial to firms’
‘Made of Black more than an ad campaign’
Ecobank, GTBank, Diamond Bank customers get e-payment reward
Review education policy to accommodate research, RMRDC urges
NLC faults NBS’s reports
Mikel tried to call Oliseh -Shittu
Ambassador Giwa orders club’s head coach sack
Ikeme: I thought my Eagles call up was a joke
No venue for Federation Cup final yet
Rangers could beat Lobi but for shameless ref-Imama
US boxer requests Russian citizenship after Putin meet
‘NBC ban won’t affect our song’
Juwon steps up with new style
BET to debut entertainment show
Cleansing the sleaze-dom
New VP’s residence
Corruption: Before the prosecution starts

Corruption: We’re Taking War To Looters’ Doorsteps – PMB
Why I Stepped Down For el-Rufai – Sen. Sani
CBN Governors And Their Hallmarks
Those Who Want To Be The Next Ooni Of Ife
Tailor Stabs Mate To Death With Scissors
VIO, Army Clash Over Vehicle Inspection In Kaduna
Masari, APC, INEC Urge Tribunal To Dismiss PDP Petition
Acting Customs Boss Targets N35bn Weekly Revenue Collection
Reducing High Cost Of Doing Business At Nigerian Seaports
Nigeria Suffering From Cultural Dislocation – Onwueme
Pinnick Appointed Into Korea 2017 Organising C’ttee
My Wife And God Changed Me, Says Super Eagles Star Striker Salami
The Rise And Rise Of DJ Spinall
I Have No Issue With Tonto Dikeh – Gideon Okeke
I Have No Issue With Tonto Dikeh – Gideon Okeke
Tension In Enugu As Gov Ugwuanyi Plans Demolition Of Property
Gembu: Home Of Tourism
Adamu Wazirin Fika: The Conscience Of Nigeria’s Public Service
Day 500 Commemoration: BBOG Group Begins With Islamic Prayers
Features Of A Good Tax System
Acting Customs Boss Targets N35bn Weekly Revenue Collection

New Telegraph
11 states get FG bonds to settle bank debts
Buhari names Fowler FIRS chair, Gusau Budget Office DG
We can’t stay in bed with corruption, says Buhari
Falomo Shopping complex concession: our story, by contractor
I left N10bn for Wike, says Amaechi
11 states get FG bonds to settle bank debts
Buhari names Fowler FIRS chair, Gusau Budget Office DG
Falomo Shopping complex concession: our story, by contractor
I left N10bn for Wike, says Amaechi
Mobile Internet users rise by 13.6% in six months
NCAA, airlines bicker over threat to ground operations
Firm cuts 960 jobs as Nigeria frustrates Uruguay’s fish exporters
Rewane: How Nigeria can avoid a currency crisis
Stock market sheds N101bn
INEC: Coping with an empty house
Metuh’s transformation
Saraki, Dogara: Not guilty as charged
FIFA Presidency: Adamu mobilises support for Kalu
‘Emenike will be fit for Tanzania clash’
NFF Code of Conduct: To be or not to be?
Bolt ready to go in Beijing
Pellegrini ‘delighted’ with Otamendi deal
Echoes of Oshodi as Quintessence celebrates ancient, modern arts
In pursuit of public good
Guinness celebrates Made of Black with Olamide, Eva, Phyno
Don’t toast a bush man
Kalu: Twelve 12 Twelve
Umahi and Ebonyi salary conundrum
Tackling flooding in Lagos

APC blasts Bode George over call for
Tinubu, Fashola probe
Crashed copter: AIB releases manifest
I left N10bn for my successor —Amaechi
Man allegedly bites off another’s lip over
refusal for sex
Landlady allegedly sets tenant’s son ablaze in Ajegunle
Ugwuanyi wins again as court strikes out
Ezea’s petition
Economy can’t sustain subsidy – Kachikwu,
NNPC boss
The story of my betrayal, by Gov. Dickson
Drama, excitement as OAU students perform
Oro rituals
Ruling without ministers: Igbo leaders’
Plateau: Rumbling on the Plateau
Jonathan didn’t perform but Buhari must
prove he’s a saint – Balarabe Musa
Celestial Church Crisis : Obasanjo plays peace-maker
Ooni Sijuwade’s era ends, focus shifts to
Amaechi: Then and now
Fidelity Bank supports home ownership with
Reclassification: SEC to deregister erring
stockbroking houses
CPC begins Consumer Voice on TV
Skills development can create 10,000 jobs
monthly —Ezeh
Commonwealth Business Forum: Nigerians
urged to exploit opportunities offered by anti-graft policies
Afren’s insolvency: Bondholders could recover
6% of their principal —Rencap
My parents are pushing me to be the best – DJ Cuppy
Don Jazzy, fans ‘pass judgment’ on rapists
I hate proud Nigerian men’, Chigul reveals on MTV Base real talk
Mikel snubbed me in London – Oliseh
FIFA appoints Pinnick Organizing Committee
LMC to present opportunities in club
sponsorship to corporate CEOs
Falconets return to camp tomorrow
Joel Obi doubtful for Tanzania
Blame me if Eagles fail, says Oliseh

The Sun
Empty treasury: You’re lying, Amaechi tells Wike
Court allows Wike to probe Amaechi’s administration
Boko Haram: We’ll end insurgency soon –Buhari
Abia north poll: Tribunal extends trial schedule to Sept. 18
FIFA PRESIDENCY: YSFON boss,Opara, backs Kalu
Don’t extort recruits, Buhari warns police
Fayose’s wife saves 11-year-old accident victim
DHQ sets up joint task force to curb cattle rustling
NEMA discovers 22 Boko Haram members among Nigerians deported from Cameroun
Businesswoman sues CP for N5bn over illegal detention
Kogi guber: Automatic PDP ticket no big deal – Wada
Akwa-Ibom, Rivers tribunals: PDP gov forum alleges DSS interference
Anambra Reps tussle: Tribunal fixes September 11 for submission of address
I’ve seen INEC challenges, successes -Zakari 
Nigeria spends over N5trn on fuel subsidy – NNPC
Bristow Helicopter crash: AIB releases names of victims
IPMAN backs Kachikwu’s reforms in NNPC
Buhari appoints Gusau DG Budget Office, as Okogu retires
FIFA Presidency: YSFON boss,Opara, backs Kalu
Falconets regroup for Congo DR
AAG: Badminton targets four gold medals
Federation Cup: Rangers protest Lobi’s semi-final win
Towards a credible census
What has Kukah actually done wrong?
As Nigeria fails MDG target on poverty
Fighting floods in Anambra
The Edo World Bank loan
APC carpets Bode George over call on Buhari to probe Tinubu, Fashola
Nigeria’s fuel subsidy unsustainable: state oil head
Gusau appointed head of Budget Office
Fraud in Katsina, school board inflates enrollment figures by quarter of a million

News Headlines Aug 1. Headlines from Nigeria’s major newspapers

News Headlines Aug 1. Headlines from Nigeria’s major newspapers

Compiled by Demola Adefajo

The Punch
Ooni: Anxiety heightens as Oro Festival begins in Ife
MNJTF will defeat Boko Haram, says Buhari
Female suicide bomber kills six in Maiduguri market
PDP crisis: Party workers open fresh can of worms
Senate crisis: APC govs divided over Saraki
A’Court orders fresh hearing of petition against Melaye
We’re committed to Nigeria’s anti-terrorism campaign –US
Nigerians groan as petrol sells above N110 nationwide
Gunmen kill two policemen, abduct 80-year-old in Bayelsa
Armed robbers now disguise as ATM users –Police
I’m Toyin Saraki’s private investigator – Melaye
MNJTF will defeat Boko Haram, says Buhari
US shunned Jonathan’s govt over mistrust –Okorochas
Police discover illegal arms factory in Kaduna
Crisis: Police take over Ekiti PDP secretariat
Ex-lawmaker gets seven-year jail for drug trafficking
Scavenger stabs generator repairer to death over rabbits
Police must fish out men behind my son’s murder– Father of four-year old boy dismembered by teenager
We rape our victims before killing them – Robbery suspects
‘We were tricked into prostitution’
‘My father’s medical bills forced me into kidnapping’
Parents reject N25,000 after eight year-old daughter’s rape
SARS men dressed our son like armed robber, placed gun on him – Family of murdered youth
At 74, I have never fallen ill in my life –Victor Uwaifo
My wife didn’t like our son’s music career –Femi Falana
I am not dating MC Oluomo –Sotayo
Elesho loses mother
I don’t like women that pretend –Oludre
Ajigijaga dies at 60
Gloria Young causes scene at bank
Kanran to spend N50m on 50th anniversary celebration
Witches pushed me to rape nine-year-old girl, says father of three
Professors cry out as flood ravages estate
Group provides borehole for 1000 nomadic school pupils
We didn’t deny late student adequate medical attention – BIU
Orphans of trailer victims get Anambra scholarship
Youths killed monarch in Enugu community, suspect reveals
Ooni: We’re afraid of rituals,say Ife students
Most of us had said our last prayers –Victims of Jos gas explosion
10 begging tricks Nigerians use to survive
I lived in public toilet for four years –38-year-old blind graduate
We live like rats, yet Nigerians want us to be their friends –Policemen living in dilapidated barracks
SMEs should embrace $13bn e-commerce market –VConnect boss
Corruption: Jonathan and politics-free probe
Hard knocks for Buhari’s double talk
Bayelsa election: As Dickson walks a tightrope
I like expensive hairstyles –Tope Alabi
Never abandon your own dreams and aspirations
Yomi Casual rides exotic Chevy Camaro
I started my law firm from a garage –Ogunleye, Lagos NBA chairman
Which will you prefer to lose forever – your finger or the Internet?
Admission crisis won’t end until post-UTME is centrally conducted –Dibu Ojerinde, JAMB boss
Dear Biafrans
‘Unpleasant surprises’
I wanted to make mummy happy after dad’s death –Ayodele, Landmark University best graduating student
E’Guinea can’t stop us – Falcons
Nigeria relying too much on Okagbare – Toblow
Siasia banks on Aminu
Oliseh must get Ibe, Iwobi – Babalade
The visible side of sex
Renewed interest in the league
Wawrinka’s French open win earns him N405m
At 89, I still play my sax and sing –Emmanuel Ntia, veteran musician
Senate crisis: APC govs divided over Saraki

Group warns Wike on dirty fight against Amaechi
COAS promises more vibrant, well equipped Army
Police withdraw 200 men from LASTMA
Is the mysterious tree in Ile Oodua announcing Ooni’s death?
‘Going nude in a movie will not show the world how great I am’
Cameroon deports 2,000 Nigerians in fight against Boko Haram: sources
Buhari orders immediate release of FG’s N5bn pledge to Victims Support Fund
Gunmen kill two policemen in failed kidnap attempt
Okowa harps on transparency, good governance
Akwa Ibom receives 11, 680 orphans

The Nation
Boko Haram: Buhari orders total war
Governor Ortom explains increase in wage bills
250 KLM passengers stranded at Lagos airport
Security, diplomacy and emerging perspectives
Ife declares 7-day oro festival
Bobbi Kristina; gone too soon
Health is wealth…nope…wealth is health
South South’s expectations from Buhari
Shootout at Ekiti PDP secretariat
Three children roasted in Lagos fire

New Telegraph
Fear grips candidates over WAEC’s threat to withhold results
My late husband’s best friend asked for sex to help me -Iya Rainbow
Produce Daura’s membership card or keep quiet, APC tells PDP
Three sisters die as fire destroys three vehicles, eight shops in Lagos
117 fighters killed in anti-Boko Haram operation –Chad Army
Production quota: OPEC allays fears over oil price
Skye Bank reports 47% growth in H1 net earnings
House will amend constitution on resource control
Why have workers salaries been unpaid…
Cech Threat For Mourinho, Chelsea
Beware of early upset, Nwosu warns Eagles
Rangers in revenge mission at Enyimba
I am going to make Nigeria proud at the Worlds – Ogoegbunam
Oluwole A ‘tarmac’ at the heart of Ogba
Need for autonomous sports ministry
Eagles stars seek to soar in Europe

We Now Have What It Takes To Defeat B’Haram – PMB
Ooni Of Ife’s Passage Rites Begin
I Nearly Dropped Out Of House Leadership Race – Gbajabiamila
Bad Debtors Have 2 More Weeks Before ‘Name And Shame’ List – Cbn
Female Suicide Bomber On Keke NAPEP Kills Many In Maiduguri Park
Bayelsa: 2 Policemen Shot Dead By Suspected Kidnappers In Failed Abduction Of LG Chair
Lawyer Accuses Kebbi High Court Registrar Of Fraud, Impersonation
ACTV Launches Nigeria’s First Cable TV Multi-Room Viewership
Work To Begin On $1.5bn Petrochemical Plant In A/Ibom
Corruption, Lack Of Business Ethics Deter Investments – Osinbajo
‘Stop Storing Our Products In Capital Oil Tank Farm’
Cricket: Appraising NCF’s Training For Sports Reporters
NPFL Returns After 2-week Break, As Big Guns Get Tricky Ties
My Stance On Players’ Selection Unchanged – Oliseh
Freeze/Davido Fake Wristwatches Rift Continues
Star-studded Movie, ‘Lunch Time Heroes’ To Hit Cinemas
Ondo To Host Best Of Nollywood Awards 2015
Movie: Nollywood Stakeholders Seek Govt’s Intervention
We’re Under Pressure To Get Married Too – Bachelors
Why People Forget Easily
Consumers Groan Under Ban On Importation Of Frozen Foods
Abuja SURE-P Taxi Scheme: Reality Or Fraud?
Strengthening Nigeria’s Socio-economic Development
Of Being Good Ambassadors In Jerusalem
Why You Should Care About Your Toilet
Nutritionist Counsels On Moderate Consumption Of Coffee
Work To Begin On $1.5bn Petrochemical Plant In A/Ibom
Chibok Girls: Our Advocacy Stands – BBOG
Badeh, Media And Boko Haram