​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​News Headlines Feb 17,  2017. Headlines from Nigeria’s major newspapers

​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​News Headlines Feb 17,  2017. Headlines from Nigeria’s major newspapers

Compiled by Demola Adefajo 

The Punch

Naira crashes to 516 as dollar scarcity widens
Man, who hanged murdered wife, sentenced to death by hanging
14 die in Katsina road crashes
NNPC recorded N197.5bn loss in 2016 –Report
Siasia gets more rivals for Bafana job
Olympic gold: Hope rises for Bolt as Carter appeals
Lagos cancels placement test resit
Ogun to introduce road safety in school curriculum
We’ll emphasise entrepreneurial studies – Akeredolu
NSE executive urges pupils to embrace science subjects
FG inaugurates anti-corruption crusade for schoolchildren
Nigeria not ripe for N17.36tn debt forgiveness – DMO
Six things to know before buying new smartphones
Ex-Union Bank chief appointed AIG CEO
FUTMinna students burn clinic, destroy libraries over student’s death
Render forex returns in uniform format, CBN tells banks
Nigerians berate Rivers Gov, police for killing painter
Couple steal four-year-old pupil returning home from school
Gunmen abduct Catholic priest in A’Ibom
Police parade five robbery suspects in Calabar
I can’t live without him, wife begs court not to dissolve marriage
Group seeks passage of Whistle Blower Protection Bill
Lawmaker wants anti-kidnapping squad
APC is myopic, disoriented – Rep
APC aspirants can’t win elections in S’East — Ezeife
Olympic gold: Hope rises for Bolt as Carter appeals
Rohr confirms Ghana clash
I can dethrone Oshonaike –Ayinla
Arsenal legends slam Wenger
Nigeria crash out of cycling time trials
#BBNaija: Gifty is a liar, says Funke Akindele
From Omoni Oboli, new offering to movie fans
FG, EU sign €70m health deal
NUAHP threatens indefinite strike over deplorable health system
‘40 women die of breast cancer daily in Nigeria’
What is a Chromebook?
Now you can apply for a job on Facebook
Editorial: Re-strategising the anti-corruption war
A tale of two protests
More than the wiles of politicians
Nattering nabobs of negativism
Trump is the natural progression from Obama
Judge orders permanent forfeiture of Diezani’s $153m to FG
N522bn Paris Club refund: We’re ready for probe, govs tell EFCC
FG to include religion, ethnicity in 2018 census

ThisDay


At NEC, Governors Stop Short of Calling for Devaluation
• Demand urgent review of foreign exchange policy • Approve injection of $250m into SWF • CBN directs banks to adopt uniform conversion exchange…
…Await EFCC Probe on Alleged Diversion of Paris Club Refunds
Nigeria’s $1bn Eurobond Starts Trading on London Stock Exchange
Tale of Two Currencies: Egypt Sets Itself Apart from Nigeria
NNPC Reports N197bn Trading Loss for 2016
Style Icons in Focus as Jide Ipaye Features in African Voices
Boko Haram Insurgents Attack NAF Helicopter Conveying Medics
NPC to Include Religion, Ethnicity in 2018 National Census
DMO: Nigerian Economy Too Strong to Ask for Debt Forgiveness
Presidency: No Special Reception Planned for Buhari’s Return
Presidency Budgets N100m to Purchase Bullet Proof Tyres
FG Denies Withholding Ekiti State’s Statutory Allocation
Ozekhome Asks Court to Vacate Order Freezing His Account
Again, Health Workers Set to Embark on National Strike
Appeal Court Rules on PDP Leadership Tussle Today
BPE Boss Wants Independence for NERC
Wigwe, Terraz, Others Collaborate to Combat HIV/AIDS in Nigeria
Osinbajo: FG will Pay Attention to Poultry Business
Fashola: FG to Raise Bond for State Claims on Federal Roads
Six Lagos Lawmakers Defect to APC, Cite Leadership Crisis
Akwa Ibom Set to Inaugurate First Pencil Factory in Nigeria
Osinbajo Heads Road Safety Council
LASIEC Yet to Pick Specific Date for Council Elections, Says Philips
FG: Digital Switch Over Funded with N34bn from Sale of Spectrum to MTN
Navy to Establish Three Additional Bases in Lekki Free Trade Zone, Others
Modu Sheriff’s PDP Prays for Buhari’s Full Recovery
It’s Time to Move Anambra from Moneybag Politics to Politics of Ideas, Says Nwibe
Kidnappers Release FRSC Official, Wife after Paying N1.5m Ransom
FUT Minna Shut over Students’ Protest
Kwara Earmarks N2.5bn for SMEs
Boko Haram: Foreign Delegates Visit Borno to Assess Level of Devastation
FG Raises N160bn in First Quarter Auction
Seaport Traffic Declines By 20.6% on Forex Illiquidity
Nigerian Airlines Spend over N10bn Annually on Taxes
Oseni Joins Lagos State Economic Team
Fidelity Bank Trains Children on Social Etiquette
Bauchi to Revive Moribund Fertiliser Blending Company
Belgore: A Judicial Icon Who Aspired to be a Medical Doctor
With Another Bedridden President, Nigeria is Fourth Time Unlucky with its Choice
Aba: A City After Everybody’s Heart
Touching Lives
‘Ours is a Business of Life Transformation’
Lagos Leighton Kings Win in Open Cup
15th BOA Lawyers Football Tournament to Kick off Feb 26
7Up CEO Backs Marathon Culture in Lagos
Clattenburg Quits EPL to Take up Job in Saudi Arabia
Of Mansions for Gatemen
EDITORIAL: THE BUSINESS CLIMATE IN NIGERIA

The Nation


CBN: we don’t allocate forex directly to bank customers
N388.3b refund probe sets governors against Magu
‘We’re waiting for EFCC probe of Paris Club refund’
Diezani loses $153m to govt
Boko Haram attacks NAF’s chopper
NEC demands review of foreign exchange policy
2018 census: Fed Govt releases N775m
N94m bullet-proof tyres for Buhari, others
Fed Govt denies withholding Ekiti’s allocation
Danfo crashes in ‘Strategic Transport Master Plan’ for Lagos
Six Lagos PDP lawmakers join APC
Health sector stinks, allege protesting workers
UN plans $1b humanitarian fund for Northeast
‘Why no one got Awo prize’
Nigeria’s Ipaye to feature in Glo-sponsored African Voices
My wife is cheating on me, says police officer
Court grants Amosun, others time
CAN hails Ambode
Kidnapped FRSC man, wife freed
Wike is apostle of peace, says Reps’ PDP caucus
2018 census: Fed Govt releases N775m
NEC demands review of foreign exchange policy
Fed Govt denies withholding Ekiti’s allocation
ASUP: YABATECH short pays salaries by 25 per cent
Zamfara Poly decries low indigenes enrollment
Plateau State University suspends SSANU Chairman, Secretary
Federal University Lafia appoints Abubakar Mamuda as new Registrar
MAPOLY matriculates 2,850 students
FUT Minna announces mid-semester break, mourns student
CAF CONFEDERATION CUP: Wikki Tourists will qualify, Ganaru assures
NAIJA LEAGUE! Magazine partners LBA
Bosso expects friendly welcome
Fatai Osho: No more freebies at Remo Stars
Abubakar Bala: Tornadoes close to NPFL perfection
CAF Confederation Cup: We won’t defend at Al-Masry, says FCIU
‘Pathetic’ is a human interest movie – Dayo Amusa
Ice Prince confirms it’s over with girlfriend
Ex Project Fame winner, Jeff Akoh joins TMC
Failed marriage: Tonto Dikeh reveals frame of mind
Nollywood actor Okon robbed in Warri
Seyi Shay becomes face of Gionee
Alibaba, Simi in ‘One Night Stand’
EDITORIAL; Are Obiano’s community projects worth it?
Seed of discord
International Condom Day
Maritime workers protest bad roads
Fed Govt raises N160b in local bonds
CAC workers on three-day strike
NLC, TUC alert Fed Govt to new trade union
SON to partner MSMEs on job creation
Increase vegetables export to EU’
‘Better regulations’ll boost feeding globally, says WBG report
Health sector stinks, allege protesting workers
My wife is cheating on me, says police officer
Over 3,000 bus conductors to wear uniforms, badges
Man ‘beats’ neighbour over unpaid bill

Vanguard


Gunmen Kill 27-yr-old Undergraduate, Watchman In Jigawa
FC IfeanyiUbah Storm Egypt With 75-man Supporters Club
CAF CL: Eguma Woos Fans
Jos Residents Protest High Electricity Tariff, Fake Metres
Gov Tambuwal Proffers Solution To Economic Recession
We’ll Defeat Criminality —Kogi Govt
Labour Warns Against Breach Of Industrial Peace In The Ports
Diamond Bank Eyes 8m New Customers With Digital Strateg
Host Community To Oil Firm: Give Us 40% Of Contracts Or Forget New Drilling Project
Kidnapped FRSC Officer, Wife Regain Freedom
Delta Govt Urged To Audit DESOPADEC’s Account
Women Protest ‘incessant Abduction Of Children’ In Kano
EFFC Secures 1,500 Convictions In Two Years
Efe Ambrose: Blackburn Appeal Work Permit Rejection
AM US To Invest $1 Billion In Nigeria’s Power Sector
AM When Students Shun School For Valentine’s Day Celebration
AM FUT Minna Students Go Berserk As 200 Level Colleague Dies Playing Football
Host Community To Oil Firm: Give Us 40% Of Contracts Or Forget New Drilling Project
Ogoni Clean-up: FG Launches Soil Mgt Centre, Engages 1,200 Women
Seizure Of Ekiti Fund: It’s An Attempt By APC To Undermine Fayose’s Govt – PDP
Naira’s Free Fall: NEC Seeks Urgent Review Of Foreign Exchange Policy
MAKARFI VS SHERIFF: PDP Chieftains Converge On Port-Harcourt For Make Or Mar Judgment
No Query From AGF On Forex Sale —CBN
Nigeria’s Total Debt Profile $57.39bn – DMO Boss
Buhari Won’t Speak To Nigerians, He Has Right To His Vacation, We Don’t Need To Intrude – Adesina
Court Orders Final Forefeiture Of N34bn Linked To Allison-Madueke
Seizure Of Ekiti Fund: It’s An Attempt By APC To Undermine Fayose’s Govt – PDP
Naira’s Free Fall: NEC Seeks Urgent Review Of Foreign Exchange Policy
Why Ekiti Budget Support Fund Was Stopped – FG
Winning Jah Stepping Out With Living In Fire
American Govt Donates $160,000 To Boost Museums, Archival Centres
My Relationship With Martini – Bryan Okwara
Ogun Assembly Is No Rubber Stamp For Amosun – Speaker
Trump Vows To Catch “low-life Leakers”, Ready Showdown With Intelligence Agencies
Arsenal Players ‘don’t Take Wenger Seriously’ – Kahn
Man City Fined £35,000 For Doping Rules Breach
Hull Fined £20,000 For Clattenburg Dissent
Labour Warns Against Breach Of Industrial Peace In The Ports
US To Invest $1 Billion In Nigeria’s Power Sector


The Sun


Judge orders final forfeiture of N34 billion linked to Diezani
24 hours to go: All roads lead to The Sun Awards tomorrow, as rave of the moment, Olamide, gets set to perform
Outrage over losses in Onitsha fuel fire
FG to include religion, ethnicity, others in 2018 census
Nigeria’s debt profile hits N17trn
NEC orders CBN to review exchange rate
 …Approves $250m for SWF as ECA stands at $2.45bn
Presidency to spend N100m on bullet-proof tyres
Paris Club refund bailout: We’re waiting for EFCC –Governors
We didn’t seize Ekiti allocation –FG
 ‘It’s an after-thought’ 
Rivers rerun: INEC to commence distribution of PVCs
LSFVCB sets fire on N10m illegal movies
The new Ohanaeze and Igbo future
APC, Buhari and arrogance of leadership
No vacancy in Anambra Central – Okonkwo, PDP chieftain
NDDC and the politics of regional integration
NEC orders CBN to review exchange rate
EDITORIAL: Nigeria’s high leprosy burden

Leadership


 FG To Inject N127bn Into Sovereign Wealth Fund
 Judge Orders Final Forfeiture Of N34bn Linked To Diezani
— Paris Club Refund: We’re Waiting For EFCC Probe – NGF
 Customs Order On Physical Examination: Importers To Spend N9.1m On Demurrage Daily
Why DG ASCON Is Yet To Emerge
Between President Buhari And Agents Of Death
Labour And Minimum Wage
Gov Ishaku Vows To End Fulani Herdsmen, Farmers Clashes In Taraba
No Case Of Accumulated Salary Arrears In CAC
Megacity: Lagos Threatens To Impound Rickety Vehicles
FG To Inject N127bn Into Sovereign Wealth Fund
Judge Orders Final Forfeiture Of N34bn Linked To Diezani
Paris Club Refund: We’re Waiting For EFCC Probe – NGF
CBN Disburses $2.8bn For Raw Materials In December, January
…Denies selling forex to bank customers directly
Nigeria’s Oil Production Rises To 2mbp – Kachikwu
AMCON: Arik Air Grounded By N352.5bn Debt
BoI Promotes Made In Nigeria Goods
Dayo Amusa’s Comeback Movie, ‘Pathetic’ In Cinemas
Between President Buhari And Agents Of Death
Why I Asked NSA To Stop Turkish Espionage On Nigeria – Gaya
Discipline And Integrity Are Necessary For Nigeria’s Transformation —Usman
Power, Sex And Slaves: Nigeria Battles Beliefs Of Boko Haram Brides
How Private Sector Initiative Is Raising Educational Bar
How To Attract Customers With Your Mobile App
Someone Wake GEJ From His Dream
3 Why DG ASCON Is Yet To Emerge
 Megacity: Lagos Threatens To Impound Rickety Vehicles
 Bauchi Directs Churches, Mosques To Pray For PMB
 Nasarawa Generates N6bn On Land Mgt In 4 Years
 Discipline And Integrity Are Necessary For Nigeria’s Transformation —Usman
 BoI Promotes Made In Nigeria Goods
EDITORIAL: Labour And Minimum Wage


Tribune


JUST IN: 3 dead as commercial bus plunges into river in Ikorodu
Forex utilisation: CBN disburses $2.83bn in 2 months
EDITORIAL: Being candid on Buhari’s absence
Oiling the Amnesty Programme through funding
Avoid herdsmen/farmers’ clash in Ekiti
On NAHCON’s moves to weed out illegal Hajj operators
Time to end kidnapping in Nigeria
On Oluyole drainage
Styl plus are back!
Majek Fashek to go ahead with N100 million suit against Timi Dakolo?
BBN Update: 2 new fake housemates in, 3 originals up for eviction
How we built global music brand with zero budget —Taiye Aliyu, CEO, Effyzzie Group
Wale Adebanwi on Mama h.i.d. (17)
The fall of Arik Air is the failure of NCAA
7.28 per cent of Lagosians likely to commit suicide —Survey
51 year-old man allegedly rapes, impregnates, neighbour’s teenage daughter
Alaafin partners NANTA on international marketing of Sango, Oranyan festivals
Ethiopian Airlines ranked 11th most punctual Airline in the world, best in Middle East and Africa
Forex utilisation: CBN disburses $2.83bn in 2 months
How we’re tackling unemployment — Obaseki, Ambode others
Health workers protest in Lagos, vow to embark on industrial action soon
26 ships laden with petrol, food items, to arrive Lagos ports
Kidnapped FRSC officer, wife regain freedom after N1.5m ransom
It’s impossible to sell US$ for 60k ― CBN
Lagos cancels resit of secondary school placement test
UN targets Aug 2018 for ending insurgency in North East
At inauguration, UI reiterates commitment to quality education

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