​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​News Headlines Feb 26,  2017. Headlines from Nigeria’s major newspapers

​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​News Headlines Feb 26,  2017. Headlines from Nigeria’s major newspapers

Compiled by Demola Adefajo 

The Punch

Access to President: Buhari’s powerful aides bar ministers, family, friends
Rivers rerun: Hoodlums chop off INEC official’s hand
I’m a crazy dreamer –27-year-old PhD holder
I did my internship with roadside mechanics —Ogunsola
Fresh attacks on Nigerians in South Africa
FGC killings: BBOG demands compensation for victims’ families
Kano conducts mass wedding of 1,520 couples today
Police arrest 61 suspected robbers in Nasarawa
JTF destroys illegal refineries in Delta, Rivers
Edo Speaker escapes assassination
I want my leg back – Cries four-year-old girl who lost leg to wrong diagnosis
Sheriff spreads lies, he wants to be president — Makarfi
Osinbajo comes out of the shadows with president away
Why we delayed Gombe council polls – Commissioner
Rivers election: Security agents arrest 50 hoodlums in Etche
Dogara commends world leaders for Oslo summit on food crisis in northeast
Pension scheme not compulsory for all workers – Ebonyi gov
Though I wear white, I’m not a cult member – Boroffice
Nigerian women are beautiful – Hansen
Dad doesn’t allow his children fly first class — Bolaji Abdullahi’s daughter
I am enjoying my old age — Retired teacher, 81
We have lost all we laboured for –Nigerians attacked in South Africa
EFCC after me for defeating it in court five times in 10 months – Ozekhome, SAN
Crisis rocks Nigerian football over N244m TV money (2)
Juve-bound Caldara dents Napoli title hopes
Athletes flee Ogun due to poor facilities
NPFL: Rangers goalkeeper’s injury not scary – Physician
Ligue 1: Cheeky Fabinho puts Monaco clear at top
Latest English Premier League results
Being an amputee has opened doors for me –Adenike Oyetunde
FG invests N87.2bn in fertiliser production
Road maintenance: Experts consider toll gate, other funding options
MTN wants NCC to release Visafone spectrum
People need to insure more during recession — DG CIIN
Banks losing appetite for oil, gas loans
ARMHIF invests $552m in Amandi power plant
I still wear miniskirts— Sola Sobowale
Marriage not on my mind for now – Juliet Ibrahim
I stopped wearing suits 10 years ago – O’tega Emerhor
What love means to me – Grace Ama
I don’t bleach my skin, Reminisce fumes
I started singing reggae because of girls –Patorankin
Do you really understand who you are?
How corruption affects health care
Immobility: A global burden
That yam flour may be fake – Research
Why we have bedwetting among adults – Expert
AKTH conducts successful cardiac pacemaker implantation
Abortion, bribery scandal rock Lagos Police College … senior police officers, abortion syndicate squeeze cadets for cash
We have lost all we laboured for –Nigerians attacked in South Africa
Editorial: FG, intervene in cancer machines scarcity
FG to recover stolen $600m, £321m from UK, Switzerland
Sheriff spreads lies, he wants to be president — Makarfi


PIGB: FG Proposes Payments of NNPC’s Dividends into SWF
• OPEC secretary general arrives Nigeria today, as oil output deal achieves 86% compliance
Osinbajo Orders Additional Security Measures for Southern Kaduna
Donors Pledge $670m at UN Conference to Support Aid Operations
Nigeria-Turkish School Kidnap: Police Arrest One More Suspect
Rivers Rerun: Army Arrests 3 PDP Chieftains, 62 Others
FG Appoints Three New Directors, GM for FAAN
Holding the Fort: The Diary of Yemi Osinbajo
Analysts Fault Timing, But Agree Cashless Policy is Way to Go
N’Assembly, Stakeholders Synergise for Ports Devt
Stabilising Oil Market with OPEC’s $66.6bn Refineries Investment
Reversing Nigeria’s Deferred $100bn Crude Oil Income
When Freedom Online Sets ‘The Agenda’
Quality Speaks Inside Papilo’s Studios
Nigeria and the Trial of Xenophobia
Emir Sanusi’s Proposition on Polygamy
Amaechi: With $30bn Loan, We Will Be Out of Recession
Trouble in Paradise…Intrigues as Michael Ibru’s Family Battle over His Estate
Tony Elumelu Celebrates Father-in-Law, Israel Ogbue, at 90
Chatterbox…Dino Melaye Celebrates His Reconciliation with Remi Tinubu
Otapo Bata Drummers Win Goldberg Excellency Tour
Chelsea Surge 11 Points Clear
Bayern Bash Hamburg 8-0, Ancelotti Celebrates Milestone
Can’t Fight Xenophobia with Xenophobia
Mourinho Targets Fourth Carling Cup as United Play Southampton
Nlarev Maintains Lead at FCT Classic

The Nation

TOPE TEDELA I’m open to working in different languages
Insight into Buhari’s health, by Nigerian Professor of Medicine
Rivers rerun: Soldiers arrest PDP official, 50 ‘thugs’
Buhari to Adesina: ‘Thanks for holding out against mischief makers’
Wike schemed to be governor from Day One –Amaechi
FG recovers N7b, $10m from private homes’ – AGF
FG to roll out new anti-kidnapping measures
Vehicles import ban: It’s business as usual
Expert makes case for credit economy
PDP has been bashed, some due to our mistakes – Makarf
The president’s health
FG recalls two sacked NCAA directors
On the nobility of selfless struggle
A book I would love to write in the near future, inshallah (2)
Resurgence of regionalism?
‘Government needs to make rice farming attractive’
CBN, OPS at war over N50 stamp duty
‘New law on environment will create 27,000 jobs’
Tit for tat
Memo to South West governors on economic integration – Chief Dele Falegan
FG recovers N7b, $10m from private homes’ – AGF
CBN, OPS at war over N50 stamp duty
Police, PDP and Makarfi faction
How I escaped assassination attempt, by Edo Speaker
Jigawa highest with cases of malnourished children – UNICEF
Pressure mounts on DSS to fire officials over attack on school
Omotosho: Ondo community with two power stations, yet no electricity in 15 years
Xenophobia or Afrophobia
How Nigerian, other migrant entrepreneurs are a force for good in South Africa – Study
Couple with Down Syndrome to celebrate 22nd Anniversary
Buhari orders immediate composition of varsity governing councils 
Hollande replies Trump over Paris comment
IWOBI- My dad taught me humility, respect for elders
Mourinho taps Neymar to switch to Manchester United
‘Alex slept with his first football boots
Ighalo orphanage home to be opened December
MFM coach picks Odey, Olatunbosun as best strikers
Onazi undecided despite ‘lots of offers’ from China
Esther Ohwoka is Miss Safety International
AY to star Adesua Etomi in new movie
Catch the Oscars on DStv
BBNaija: The flip side simpleton
EDITORIAL: Osinbajo’s rapprochement
Journalism and the national question in Nigeria
Set forth at night

‘Government needs to make rice farming attractive’
‘New law on environment will create 27,000 jobs’
FirstBank displays at Social Media Week 2017
Manufacturer tasks companies on quality assurance
‘Fall of naira affecting telecoms expansion’
Dolphin: Cold war in the estate
Drug cartel abandons heroin at Lagos airport
Witness faults CCTV footage of collapsed Synagogue building


We Will Produce 100 Millionaires In Two Agricultural Seasons — Obaseki
Rep, Wife, 3 Kids Escape Being Kidnapped In Edo As Gunmen Attack Speaker
Osinbajo Summons IGP Over Southern Kaduna Killings
PDP: A Political Party And The Many Rivers To Cross
No Going Back On Ondo Monarch’s Deposition — Kingmakers
CAF Election: You Are On Your Own, Dalung Tells Pinnick
N-Delta Hopeful On VP’s Visit, Evah Tells US Diplomat
Whose PDP?
661 RIFLES Concerns Grow Over ‘sick’ Scanners Clearing Deadly Cargoes
CAF U-20 Nations Cup Kicks Off Without Defending Champions, Nigeria
From Child Brides To Child-bearing Women: Our Pregnancy Pains
Half Of The $48bn Squandered By Jonathan Could Have Fixed Lagos-Kano-Calabar Rail Projects – Amaechi
Akeredolu Goes To Court Of Appeal To Dissolve Ondo Councils
Four Killed As Rival Cult Groups Clash In Ondo
Southern Kaduna Killings: Ag President Osinbajo Summons IGP To Aso Rock
Buhari To Adesina: Thanks For Holding Out Against Mischief Makers
Nigerians Resort To Self-defence Against Xenophobic Attacks In S/Africa
FG Appoints 3 New Directors, A General Manager For FAAN
Half Of The $48bn Squandered By Jonathan Could Have Fixed Lagos-Kano-Calabar Rail Projects – Amaechi
S/Africa Is Safe For Everybody, Foreigners Must Stop Drug Deals, Prostitution – Mnguni
Garba Shehu Misses President Buhari’s Phone Call, Receives Sms
Bukky Abaniwonda On A Mission To Fight Violence Against Women With Movies
Singer Lola Rae On Nudity In Music Videos
Big Brother Naija Housemate, Bisola, Gets Stinkers For Giving Head Live
I Reported A Man To His Wife For Disturbing Me — Chinazor Ekezie
Maje Ayida Slams Estranged Wife, Toke Makinwa With N100m Law Suit
Osinbajo’s First Week Of Baptism Of Fire
How PDP Shoots Itself In The Foot
CAF Election: You Are On Your Own, Dalung Tells Pinnick
Rangers Dismiss Pirates’ Claim On Nigeria U-23 Keeper
CAF U-20 Nations Cup Kicks Off Without Defending Champions, Nigeria
Chelsea Need 29 Points More To Finish Up—Conte
Lagos Int’l Polo Tournament: Lagos Caverton Sao Polo Humble Kano Hago

The Guardian

Obasanjo rates Buhari low on economy
Accolades, knocks greet new forex policy
Ambitious engineer at center of colossal fight between Google and Uber
Buhari’s extended vacation: How long is too long?
NGOs, others charge FG to ignore Cross River ultimatum on superhighway
Borno lawmakers cry out over shortage of food in northeast
Police kill 4 kidnappers, arrest 3 others
Nigerian-Turkish school kidnap case, another suspect arrested
Minister of health refuses to answer question on Buhari’s medical tourism
Clinton rallies Democrats via video message
Chelsea extend lead in EPL, as Everton down Sunderland
Vardy denies rift with axed Ranieri
We’ll do well this season, says MFM’s coach Ilechukwu
Everton’s Gueye and Lukaku down Sunderland
Guinness Nigeria unveils 2016 sustainability report
Manoeuvring the naira and devaluation posers
MAN advises CBN to sustain new forex directive
The practice of not being God
Editorial: Still on the closure of Abuja airport
Columnists MORE
My lord, tell me when a gift is not bribe!
A call to stop multiple pensioners
4 hours ago
A tribute to Nigeria’s unassuming warrior generation
Saving the naira: The Soludo option
Akinjide: Working for Buhari by the Yoruba was a big blunder
Still on PDP crisis: Home troubled that won’t go away
Buhari’s medical vacation: NASS says no cause for alarm
How much longer can Mr. President be away from office
The president has a deadline of February ending, says Adegboruwa
Why APC has refrained from dabbling into Buhari’s health controversy
Vision of the child art project fosters, quips young Nigerian artists
To activate live theatre we need to encourage more performances, says Ewenla
Nigerian modernists return for Art Dubai 2017
Restoring the pride of a warrior lady
Peter Thiel’s Palantir spreads its tentacles throughout Europe
Venture capital fund to become first to issue own digital tokens
Gionee to launch A1 smartphone
Jesus and welfare of ministers

The Sun

Worried Nigerians ask: What ails Mr. President?
On phone from London… Buhari slams mischief makers
PDP Going, Going
• As fresh wind of defection hits party
Bomb kills soldier showing off in Kontagora
• 2 others also die in incident, 4 injured
Nnamdi Kanu: ECOWAS judge suspended over alleged fraud
PAnti-graft war: FG has recovered N57.9bn, $666.676m says AGF
Rivers rerun: Pockets of violence in polling areas
Four die, scores injured as Ondo APC factions clash
Your depression and treatment option
Edo Speaker escapes assassination
Southern Kaduna crisis: 30 rescued from hoodlums
Gunmen invade Katsina-Ala College of Education
Reps summon minister over xenophobic attacks 
Massive corruption responsible for recession –SGF
My first day in labour room –Omawumi, Afro Singer, Entertainer
Alarm over mystery soot in Rivers
Controlling the weapon of mass distraction
Revealed: Health benefits of fasting
Love and respect your husband but get as much as you can in your nam
How would posterity judge my generation? (II)
Ogongorigo gongomasha: Masters forever
Wike as Sun Governor of the Year
When is a lie kinder than the truth?


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