​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​News Headlines Feb 24,  2017. Headlines from Nigeria’s major newspapers

​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​News Headlines Feb 24,  2017. Headlines from Nigeria’s major newspapers

Compiled by Demola Adefajo 

The Punch

Rivers rerun: 25 INEC officials to face trial over N111m bribe
N1.85tn non-performing loans eroding confidence in banking sector – NDIC
No padding in 2017 budget, says FG
Naira gains, closes at 495/dollar
Export threatened as explosion hits NLNG gas pipelines
Again, CCB arraigns Saraki over N77m lodgement
CBN reintroduces charges on cash deposits, withdrawals
Gov seeks residents’ support for cleaner Lagos
Women’s league begins March 25
I’m ready for Hayatou – Ahmad
CBN reintroduces charges on cash deposits, withdrawals
Owner of dogs that killed five-year-old relocates them
Yemi Osinbajo: Suddenly, it’s calm
England legend Lineker criticises Musa
Customs raid: Amosun calms rice sellers, promises govt intervention
Dismissed workers accuse Dangote Cement of abandoning employment terms
Customs raid: Amosun calms rice sellers, promises govt intervention
Boy rescued by NIS reunites with mother
Army jails personnel for beating up woman
Residents ask Ambode to fix bridge
Mimiko hands over govt to Akeredolu
INEC fixes Nov. 18 for Anambra gov election
Fayose slams INEC, police over Edo, Rivers’ elections
Stakeholders foil police attempt to stop PDP meeting in Minna
#BBNaija is foreign to Nigeria’s indigenous culture, immoral – Lawmaker
Jigawa PDP rejects Sheriff, Makarfi
Xenophobic attacks: Protesters vandalise MTN office in Abuja
Xenophobic attack: Students give MTN, DStv, others two days to leave Nigeria
Saraki earned N254,000 monthly as governor, made N77m payments in two days
Five-year-old attacked by three dogs dies
Leicester sack Ranieri
CBN tennis: Abdul-Ganiyu through, Joseph out
Firing Ranieri most difficult decision – Leicester [Full Statement]
Naira gains, closes at 495/dollar
Export threatened as explosion hits NLNG gas pipelines
Erisco supports troops fighting insurgency
Government must invest heavily in agriculture – Christson
How American pop star saved Mr. Ibu’s life
Five reasons your device should have a password
Editorial: Kachikwu’s 20-point plan for Niger Delta
Buhari : The lingering controversies
If your wife prefers sleep to sex, here’s why
Bald men are great in bed, study affirms
Weird reasons why men wear underpants!
Obese men last longer in bed than slim men!
CBN reintroduces charges on cash deposits, withdrawals


ThisDay


Police Warn Against Reprisals as MTN’s Office is Vandalised
•FG not ready to speak on incident, says communications ministry •Telco’s CEO leads team to meet Osinbajo •Nigerian students want ties with South Africa severed
Naira Extends Gains on Parallel Market, Now N480/$
Sheriff Reopens PDP Secretariat
How Abdulmutallab Became a Suicide Bomber
Bolanle Austen-Peters Becomes First Nigerian Woman to Build Private Theatre
Bankers’ Committee Reintroduces Charges on Cash Deposits
INEC to Overhaul Rivers Office, Punish 28 Indicted Staff
NDIC: Banks’ Bad Loans Stood at N1.82tn in December
Osinbajo Inspects Toilets, Carousels at Lagos Airport
Osinbajo, Saraki, Dogara, Others Resolve to Ensure Continuity of 2016 Projects
Harvard School Appoints Muhammed-Oyebode into Its Leadership Board
Osinbajo Summons IG over Kidnap of German Archaeologists
Abaribe Denies Receiving Pension from Abia Govt
Akabueze: No Padding in 2017 Budget, Explains Repetition in Line Items
NNPC Renegotiates Deep Offshore Rig Rate, Gets 72% Discount
Court Refuses Application for Appearance by Dasuki in Metuh’s Trial
Forte Oil MD: FG Owes Oil Marketers N300bn Oil Subsidy
Prosecution Witness in Saraki’s Asset Declaration Trial Contradicts Self
Nigeria, Benin to Implement MoU on Border Security, Trade Facilitation
Tension in Ekiti as Herdsmen, Hunters Engage in Shootout
Man Sentenced to Death by Hanging for Killing Wife
Kaduna Electric Bemoans Energy Theft
I’m Not Indebted to Any Bank, Says Stella Oduah
Mimiko Solicits Support for Akeredolu
Recession: Ekweremadu Tasks Chambers of Commerce to Proffer Solutions
Saraki’s Wife Laments Plight of Women
Absence of Peterside’s Counsel Stalls Hearing on Odili’s N6bn Libel Suit
Court to Hear Ozekhome’s Suit on March 2
Fayose Blasts INEC, Police over Alleged Partisanship in Edo, Rivers Polls
11 Deputy Police Commissioners Get Promotions
Man, 46, Remanded for Sale of Fake Syrup
Kadiri: Nigeria Can Increase Earnings from Agriculture Exports
Leicester Fires Manager Ranieri
UNICEF Decries Low Immunisation Coverage in Sokoto
W’Bank Report Outlines Actions to Leverage Islamic Finance
Lawmakers Commend CBN Intervention Projects
Fidelity Bank Rewards More Customers in Promo
SilverBird Group Hails AMCON
FG: Green Bond Will Deepen Capital Market, Tackle Poverty
Kano Disco Faults TCN on N8.2bn Debt
PDP Has Appealed Port Harcourt Judgment, Says Niger Chairman
All Hail The New Olowa of Igbara-Oke
Our Country in Denial, But Children are Paying the Price of Brutal Boko Haram…
Rites of Passage
BORHA: A Seasoned Technocrat Bows Out at 94
Buhari’s Vacation: The Hurdles to Curbing Medical Tourism
Hope for Pregnant Women in Nigeria
5,000 Children Immunised in Free Eye Screening in Kwara
FG to Increase Support for People Affected by Leprosy
SDG: Ensuring Healthy Lives and Promoting Wellbeing
Lagos Polo: Sao Polo Edge Hago, Eat N’ Go Win Again
StarTimes to Broadcast Chelsea, Swansea Game Free-to-air
FROM AWO TO MIMIKO-A FAREWELL
EDITORIAL: WAY OUT OF ARIK AIR DEBACLE
All the stakeholders, including AMCON, should sit at a table to decide the way forward
How Abdulmutallab Became a Suicide Bomber
It Is  Statemanship If Hayatou Withdraws, Says Pinnick
‘Rangers Must Fall to MFM Today’


The Nation


Makarfi furious as Sheriff takes over PDP secretariat
Protest in Abuja over attacks in South Africa
N20b green bond for 1.1m beneficiaries
2017 budget:  Presidency, lawmakers resolve grey areas
Budget not padded, says DG
Osinbajo seeks ease of doing business
Cross River, UK firm to set up Construction Academy
Amosun to intervene in Customs’, traders’ rift
Mimiko hands over to Akeredolu
Oke hails Akeredolu, deputy
Akinrinade calls for national restructuring
Ikale in Lagos support Akeredolu
‘75 per cent of sickle cell cases is in Nigeria’
Senate plans sack of beggars, prostitutes, others in FCT
Account for alleged missing $246m, Senate tells NAPTIMS
Military chief to DICON: invest in technology
PSC promotes 11 CPs, others
Court refuses Metuh’s request to invite Dasuki as witness
NIMASA, Customs partner to shore up economy
2017 budget:  Presidency, lawmakers resolve grey areas
Xenophobia: Proposed protest by S/Africans, Nigerians seek refuge
Account for alleged missing $246m, Senate tells NAPTIMS
A/Ibom Corps members abandon duty post for threat to life
Bida poly to commence commercial farming
Education: NUC collaborates with NAB Ghana, Sussex University
Claudio Ranieri sacked as manager of Leicester City
Rooney’s agent in China, Roy Keane brands potential move ‘madness’
Tokyo 2020: Federation to introduce mixed shooting event
Athlete urges parents to engage wards in swimming
Nigeria for 3-week football tourney in Italy
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Miatta Fahnbulleh, Jimi Solanke for O’jez ‘Elders’ Forum’
Seun Kuti blames Mandela for Xenophobia
Blossom Chukwujekwu recounts role in ‘Okafor’s Law’
‘The Wedding Party’ celebrates milestones
Jay Z is Songwriters’ Hall of Fame’s first rapper
EDITORIAL: Set forth at night
•Bus drivers around the country should follow strict safety standards to avert fatal crashes
INEC report on Rivers rerun and police
Resilient Lagos
Smartphone: Gionee to launch A1 at Mobile World Congress 2017
‘Govt reforms to strengthen institutions, business, says Saraki
Niger: Farmers lose crops worth millions to army worms
‘How biofuel can be major forex earner’
Fed Govt, governors, firm meet over $4.5b Chinese agric loan
‘How to tackle deficiency in fish production’

Vanguard


Deji Of Akureland: Another Oba Fighting Chieftaincy Battles
INEC To Overhaul Rivers State Office Ahead Of Nov 18 Gov Poll
NNL  Begins March 17
6 Special Police Units Deployed To Kaduna In Search Of Abducted Germans
IMPEACHMENT: Obiano, 28 Parties Trade Words
IGP Calls For Police Trust Fund
NIMASA, NCS Are Partners In Progress —Peterside
PSP Operators, Govt On War Path Over Lagos New Waste Disposal Policy
B/Faso, Senegal Tests Good For Eagles – Amuneke
Kidnapped, Killed Uniport Lecturer’s Phone Leads To Suspects’ Arrest
Kogi First Lady Advocates Support For Akeredolu
10 Wounded, 20 Houses Destroyed As Hoodlums Sack Anambra Community
Bank directors liable for 40% of N1.85 trn bad loans – NDIC boss
N5bn debt: Pay up or lose operating licence, NBC warns broadcast stations
CBN reintroduces cashless charges on bank deposits
Chinese govt demands dry yam from Nigeria
Alleged N400m fraud: Court rejects Metuh’s bid to call Dasuki as witness
NNL  begins March 17
2017 NPA Lagos Int’l Polo tournament: Kano Hago, La Mansuri, Lagos Utd win in Low Cup
Winners Golden Bet splashes N3m on agents, clients
Ahmadu Bello House wins Princeton Chikki sports meet
Senate Deffections: The decimation of PDP
Tonto Dikeh’s estranged hubby signs singer, Praiz
Segun Arinze to host ‘G ‘n’T’ lottery game show
Grammy Award winner, Lekan Babalola, Biyi Bandele sign deals with TMC
Chronicles of Ushbebe returns with new promises

The Guardian


Students lead protest against xenophobic attacks on Nigerians
Trump reverses Obama ban on private prisons
AGF begins forensic audit of MDAs
WHO says 300 million people suffer depression, 800,000 commit suicide yearly
Alleged facebook fraudster, impersonator arrested
‘People in oil-producing areas are prone to cancer’
Stakeholders worried about France’s role in fight against Boko Haram terrorism
Nigeria plans $64m green bond issue by April
Reps chide Emefiele over information on $17b crude proceeds
Balmoral, Eat N’ Go, Kano Nakudu triumph in Low Cup
Seville divided in two by unique derby passion
Hazard warns Chelsea, as Leicester face storm
NFF gives Pinnick right to choose candidate at CAF polls
Sovereign Wealth Fund invests $760m in 2nd Niger Bridge in 2017
AGF begins forensic audit of MDAs
Woolies S.A raises R100m for education
The scary truth about commercially produced bread
The lack of openness about President Buhari’s condition has been costly
Editorial: Who owns the guns?
Mismanaging Mr. President’s wellbeing
BRF: How not to work
Nigeria – a snake without head
The new foreign exchange policy
Fringe parties strive to spring surprises in 2019
APC lauds move to resolve Rivers security challenges
CVL begins N480 million youths’ empowerment training in Delta State
Two dredgers abducted in Lekki
Provision of functional housing is the foundation of our success
Progress evaluation for entrepreneurs – Part 3
Erisco foods boosts military morale with food items worth millions of naira.
The unbreakable laws of successful sales prospecting – Part 2
Murakami fans pack stores at midnight for new novel
Toronto film festival to slim down
Alphabet accuses Uber of stealing self-driving car technology
SpaceX cargo ship arrives at space station
MTN expresses faith in Nigeria’s economy, urges release of Visafone spectrum to it
Gionee to launch A1 smartphone
How vitamin B3 prevents glaucoma, by researchers
Mercedes-Benz unveils all-new models in Nigeria
Elizade begins assemblage of JAC motors in Nigeria
MURIC supports Emir of Kano on marriage legislation
Lessons only life could teach

Leadership


 Senate Orders Banks, Others To Keep Abuja Clean
 You Laid A Sound Foundation, Gowon Told Awolowo In 1971 Letter
 Anti-graft War: US Policy Expert Advises On How To Check Movement Of Money
 PDP: Sheriff Takes Over Wadata House
 CAF Presidency: Tread Softly, Lulu Cautions Pinnick
 Osinbajo, Saraki, Dogara, Others Meet On 2017 Budget
 Over 100 Vehicles Carted Away From Ministry Of Agric – Minister
 LG Elections: Gov Dankwambo Starving Us Of Funds, Gombe PDP Alleges
 Nigeria’s Highway Assets Worth N4trn – NSE  Nasarawa: A First Lady And The Task Of Empowering The People
Tourism Nigeria’s New Oil Well
NDIC Remits N35.893bn To Consolidated Revenue Fund
Quick Fixes Can’t Sustain Aviation Infrastructure – Babalakin
Claudio Ranieri sacked by Leicester City
CAF Election: NFF Says Pinnick Has Mandate To Use Discretion
Akinwunmi Canvasses Corporate Support For NNL
The Magnificent Zuma Rock
How Social Media Brought Women Together
I Want To Communicate Wisdom To My Listeners – Donalee
Big Brother Naija Show, Alien To Our Culture, Olulade Tells FG
Nasarawa: A First Lady And The Task Of Empowering The People
As Black Soot Endangers Lives Of Rivers Residents
Merger Of APC Was Between Buhari, Tinubu And Not Of Parties – Anwar
TSA Good Policy At The Wrong Time – Hon Nuhu
Nigeria’s Highway Assets Worth N4trn – NSE
 Improving U.S. Anticorruption Policy In Nigeria
 Baba While You Are Away
 Time For GEJ To Take Control Of The PDP
 Boko Haram War Not Yet Over
EDITORIAL: As NIMASA Repositions

The Sun

Nigerians threaten South African firms
Storm MTN, DSTV, Shoprite in Abuja as police read riot act
Osinbajo, National Assembly reach truce on 2017 budget
Shake-up at NDDC, 11 directors redeployed
Ondo: Akeredolu takes oath of office as Mimiko bows out
Cameroun expels 517 Nigerians fleeing Boko Haram
How God saved my life -Anenih 
Showers  praise on Kalu
Acting President inspects toilet, conveyor belt at Lagos airport
Sheriff, Makarfi split PDP Reps caucus
 Factions bicker over ex-gov’s take-over of party secretariat
Anambra can revive Nigeria’s economy –APC guber aspirant
…INEC fixes Nov 18 for guber  poll
MASSOB gives conditions for 2018 national census
Igbo presidency: I love Buhari, but Obasanjo is a prophet –Izuogu
Our constitution must be amended to discourage defection –Salvador, PDP chair
PDP and its unending crisis
Nigeria to save $31.4bn on crude oil production
FG owes N300bn subsidy to oil marketers, Reps told 
IMF worried over Nigeria’s sloppy reform programme 
…Pledges support if called upon
CAF election : NFF drums fresh support for Pinnick
Insists Nigeria deserves executive committee seat
NPFL: LMC announces new dates for rescheduled Rangers, Rivers Utd fixtures
NWFL: We won’t tolerate walk-over, Falode warns clubs
NDIC decries N1.85trn banks’ non-performing loans
FG plans N20bn green bond to tackle climate change
Cashless policy goes nationwide from April
EDITORIAL: The plan to ban danfo buses


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