​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​News Headlines Feb 27,  2017. Headlines from Nigeria’s major newspapers

​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​News Headlines Feb 27,  2017. Headlines from Nigeria’s major newspapers

Compiled by Demola Adefajo 

The Punch

DSS holds ex-gov Suswam over SMG, AK-47, pistol
Viola Davis wins Oscar on third try for ‘Fences’
Assemblies of God Church moves against sacked general superintendent
Business registration now 60 days — CAC
Most senior Supreme Court judge should be CJN –Afe Babalola
Social media scams that target your bank account
Experts predict further gain as naira hits 445/dollar
Power consumers grumble despite rise in generation
Parents, pupils reveal how diarrhoea broke out in Queen’s College
South East govs meet, unfold plan for regional integration
Labour, budgeting and climate change (2)
Yakubu sisters dominate CBN tennis
Facts and conspiracy theories about CJN appointment
Contempt: Sheriff asks court to jail Makarfi, Obi, others
Is FG’s school feeding programme sustainable?
Students force lecturer to mop floor, wash toilet
Ibadan indigenes reward 25 for selfless service
How abducted Germans regained freedom
NURTW protests against planned relocation of park
Senate now has new breed of politicians – Saraki
PDP wins rivers legislative rerun
Yakubu sisters dominate CBN tennis
VC hails Lafia varsity athletes
‘Alli not worth as much as Bale’
Emotional Mourinho hails Wembley glory
Boxers condemn prize money, slam federation
Saka lifts Sunshine
Power consumers grumble despite rise in generation
FG commences campaign on Minamata Convention on Mercury
Shareholders get N30bn stranded dividend
7.34 million workers join Contributory Pension Scheme
Mahershala Ali wins best supporting actor Oscar for ‘Moonlight’
‘Apollo 13’ star Bill Paxton dies at 61
There are also pickpockets in Jamaica – African China
Five ways to avoid digital journey ending disastrously
Digital transformation
Editorial: Sweeping Danfo off Lagos roads
Labour, budgeting and climate change (2)
Unresolved burden of five rates of naira to the dollar
TVC News needs to apply the rein, somewhat
SON arrests two Chinese for importing N5bn fake tyres
God has been partial to me, says Obasanjo


Reshuffle Your Cabinet on Arrival, Senator Sani Tells Buhari
Lives of Nigerians at Stake in S’Africa, Says FG
FG to Hire 350,000 More Unemployed Graduates
Report: Nigeria Records 79,875 Road Accidents in Three Years
Army, DSS Arrest Foreign Boko Haram Terrorists
Kaduna Government Auctions 1,990 Government Quarters
Buhari Commiserates with Emir of Katsina on His Mother’s Death
Lagos Not Among World’s Worst Cities, Says Report
Benin is Home for All, Oba Ewuare Tells Ethnic Communities
Ex-workers of Intercellular Petition PenCom, EFCC over N230m Pension Debt
Lagos Laments Attacks on LASTMA Officials, Drags Two to Court
Presidency, Sahara Group, Others Launch Advisory Group to Promote SDGs
Police Nab 23 for Highway Hijacking, Attempted Murder
Kaduna Govt Commences Implementation of New Pension Scheme
Don’t Probe Predecessor, Cleric Advises Akeredolu
Road Sector Reform: NSE Cautions Members against Losing Benefits to Foreign Firms
Kaduna Govt Auctions 1,990 Quarters
Kwara Muslim Pilgrims Board Screens 2,004 Intending Pilgrims for 2017 Hajj
Abducted Germans Regain Freedom
AMCON Scales Down Arik Operations
Sokoto, Turkish investors Partner to Revive Moribund Factory
How Buhari Directed Osinbajo to Submit Onnoghen’s Name for Confirmation
Three Killed, Four Injured in Niger Explosion
S’East Governors Meet in Enugu, Agree on Security, Economic Integration
• Umahi emerges new chairman
Sokoto, Turkish Investors Partner to Revive Moribund Factory
CBN, NIBSS Restate Commitment to Cashless Policy
FCMB Offers Free Banking Services to SME Operators
Ecobank Explains Benefits of e-Payment Channels
PDP Sweeps Council Polls in Gombe, Taraba
Osinbajo, Saraki Felicitate with Shagari at 92
Kalu, Ananaba Write Ikpeazu over Entitlements
Ibra’s Magic Wins League Cup for Man Utd
Kano Agada Beats Lagos Balmoral to Win Low Cup
Murphy Ijemba, Sean Amadi Thrill Fans at Princeton Chikki Sports Meet
Yakubu Sisters, Others Dominate CBN Junior Tennis Championships
Teacher, Don’t Teach Me Nonsense – II

The Nation

Gaidam inspects renovated school
UK okays Diezani’s trial for ‘money laundering’
DSS detains ex-governor
Bishop to Akeredolu: don’t waste time probing Mimiko, others
16 banks fund $220m with N72b at Forex forwards
SON seals N5b sub-standard tyres warehouse in Lagos
Fed Govt underpays GenCos by over N30b monthly
Why Nigeria is hosting maritime administrators, by NIMASA chief
Fed Govt to sell N5,000 savings bond to public
Fed Govt eyes private capital, boosts spending on infrastructure
‘Off-grid supply way out of power crisis’
Weststar releases four Mercedes-Benz vehicles
NLNG Act amendment: an incentive or disincentive to investment?
Four insurance firms pay N24.9m fine
Some banks are yet to remit state revenues to TSA, says Minister
Govt, others consider non-associated gas fields
My Buhari score card, by Obasanjo
NAICOM to commence risk-based supervision, capital verification
FAAN chief: Fed Govt addressing infrastructure gap
Mmm of driving
Peterside accuses INEC of being compromised
PDP wins Assembly’s, Reps’ seats in Rivers
Emir of Kano urges Muslims to unite
Obaseki on course in Edo, says Williams
‘American cleric trained Abdulmutallab for suicide attack’
Benue ready for local government autonomy
Osinbajo, Saraki, Jonathan greet Shagari at 92
Soldiers recover body
APC seeks end to xenophobic attacks on Nigerians
Fed Govt eases visa, travel rules
Why MFM’s Akanni was overlooked
El-Kanemi thrash Nasarawa Utd 2-0
Rangers are not machine, says Clement
Kelechi Nwakali returns to Nigeria
Olujongbe pleased with Sunshine win
Big teams don’t scare MFM, says Odey
BBNaija housemates face second mock eviction
•As Jon, Ese make smooth exit
Dancer wins Etisalat BreakFree competition
Cohbams to drop debut album March
Eric Arubayi comes alive in ‘The Sound’
Kunle Afolayan, Funke Akindele to host Sons of Music Legend
EDITORIAL: Retooling the aviation industry
Our growing debt
Yes to tourism
Fed Govt to sell N5,000 savings bond to public
Fed Govt eyes private capital, boosts spending on infrastructure
‘Off-grid supply way out of power crisis’
NLNG Act amendment: an incentive or disincentive to investment?
Weststar releases four Mercedes-Benz vehicles
Four insurance firms pay N24.9m fine
Muslim women condemn attacks on Nigerians in South Africa
Boat conductor ‘kills’ passenger’s brother
Crisis looms in Lagos community
RRS smashes highway robbery syndicate
NURTW rejects speed limiter


…Igbo Have Not Gotten Anything Now In Armed Forces, Police There Is No Igboman As Commanders ‘
Umahi Emerges Chairman Of S-East Governors Forum
FGC Odogbolu Locks Out Students Over Inter-House Sports Levy
I Didn’t Bother To Read Confab Report Because It Was A Distraction —Obasanjo
We Don’t Know Where The Naira Will End In 2017 – Dozie
Surveyors Hail Dangote Over Refinery Project
Sterling Bank Customers Rue Over Failed Online Payment, Dormant Account Reactivation
Between Expansion Of Time And Eternal Images
Okowa Prays For Buhari’s Recovery
Xenophobic attack: FG blasts S-Africa minister
From China with fake tyres: Whistleblowers aid SON to intercept N5bn substandard tyres
I’ll run in 2019, if… – Tinubu
International creditors to sue FG as AMCON scales down Arik operations by 70%
DSS arrests ex-gov with guns, keys of 45 cars
Buhari requests for more N157.75bn to hire additional 350,000 unemployed graduates, says Presidency
Buhari has not disappointed me, says Obasanjo
Video: Kone saves goalkeeper from dying
Wilder beats Washington to retain WBC title 
Infantino visits Ghana
2017 NPA Lagos Int’l Polo tournament: Kano Hago, La Mansuri, Lagos Utd win in Low Cup
Mourinho lures Neymar to Man U
Ayade, ANDP flag off construction of 5,000 housing units for Bakassi returnees
Why Osinbajo must dislodge the cabal — Sen. Murray-Bruce
GKJ Amachree: Centennial of an eminent N-Delta son
From PDP to PLC ‘NO’, authentic PDP’s are led by Ali Modu Sheriff – Sen. Rasaki
Minister promises to support Sokoto State Govt to establish agro-allied companies
Corruption: Babangida, Danjuma among 20 Nigerian employees richer than Nigeria in 1999 – SERAP round-table
Breaking: Actor Bill Paxton dies at 61
When your man cheats, buy him condoms instead of walking out of the marriage — Seyi Hunter


 Abducted Germans Regain Freedom In Kaduna
DSS Recovers Arms, Ammunition, Land Documents In Dunes Abuja
Saraki Commissions 80-bed Hospital In Yobe
PMB: No Vacuum In Nigeria’s Leadership – Masari
Reps Investigate Budget Office Over Alleged N46.5bn Road Project
FG To Employ 350,000 Graduates In 2017 – Presidency
 Osinbajo: In Absence Of Mr. President Akeredolu Mounts The Saddle In Ondo
 Nana Shettima Distributes 60 Tons Of Food Items To Borno Widows, Women
 Building Collapses Loom As Developers Compromise Quality Housing Delivery
Forex: CBN Disburses $221.37m For BTA, School Fees, Others
Pension Funds May Hit N7.2trn By Year End
Kaduna Electric Laments Energy Theft, Meter Manipulation
House May Set New Price For Petrol
Equities Market Ends Week At 0.34% Up

The Guardian

Shallow seaports worsen nation’s economic woes
Reps probe Budget Office over alleged double payment of N46.5b
All eyes on Trump for landmark address to Congress
4,000 Osun varsity students risk expulsion over non-payment of fees
Mandela, Tutu encouraged me to contest presidential election, says Obasanjo
Katsina holds prayer sessions for President’s health
Makarfi blasts APC over alleged intolerance, unpreparedness for governance
South East governors mull uniform economic, security polices
Central bank puts registered BVNs at 30 million
Lagos Fifth Chukker wins Majekodunmi trophy, Kano Agad takes Low Cup
NFF on security alert over xenophobic attacks in South Africa
Hayatou’s men fight back, minister summons emergency NFF meeting
NWF sends two wrestlers to Austria, ready for Seriake Dickson National Championships
‘Policy inconsistencies, parlous infrastructure threaten FDI’
OGFZA and NEPZA bills: Matters arising
‘Nigeria is losing fortunes to shallow port channels’
CBN boosts financial market, sells $230 million to 16 banks
Editorial: Saying bye to the Danfo in Lagos
The scourge of South Africa’s ingratitude
Biomass as a source of energy
Is the CBN unlawfully distorting forex market?
Sagay’s interpretation of s.231 of Constitution on CJN
Akeredolu and the dawn of new realities in Ondo State
Form your cabinet without further delay, Williams urges Obaseki
Justice at last for Fadipe, the masses’ lawyer
Redeemed Church picks ITB for N2b Trinity Towers
NIESV seeks corporate governance framework in real estate practice
Controversy trails Cross River’s plan to overrule EIA on UN conservation site
Lagos allocates rent-to-own houses
Africa, venture capital, and the digital horizon
Content marketing and the need for strategy
SMW Lagos 20I7 for newbies; All you need to know
Leveraging social media for business growth
Black actors triumph at very political Oscars
‘Zootopia’ wins Oscar for best animated picture
London film screening backs Oscar boycott director Farhadi
‘Apollo 13’ star Bill Paxton dies at 61
Nokia relaunches iconic 3310 mobile model
Phone makers take aim at ailing Samsung with new handsets

The Sun

Kalu condemns xenophobic attacks on Nigerians, others in South Africa
DSS recovers AK47, C of Os, 45 car keys from ex-Gov Suswam
Save the shipping industry
God has been merciful to me –Obasanjo
PDP crisis: Senator, Reps in dilemma
South East governors elect Umahi as chairman
Osinbajo, Jonathan, Dogara felicitate with Shagari at 92
FG eases visa processes, opens 28 resident permit offices
Tinubu: I may run for presidency
Rivers rerun: Wike floors Amaechi, as PDP wins Reps, Assembly seats
• Forget rigging in Rivers, Wike tells APC … Group disowns Amaechi’s statement
Police parade 2 Chinese over N5bn substandard tyres
Kalu condemns xenophobic attacks on Nigerians, others in South Africa
How democracy can thrive in Africa –Ngafuan
Gowon, Nyako pray for Buhari, Nigeria
Social investment scheme: FG to spend N157.7bn on 350,000 graduatesChimamanda Adichie’s ‘Americanah’ for reading in New York
Army, DSS arrest Chadian terrorists
Amina Mohammed assumes duty as UN Dep. Sec. Gen. Tuesday
Rivers rerun and the indictment of security agencies
INEC should conduct Anambra Central rerun without delay –Umeh
Kaduna killings: Govt must win confidence of all -Sirajo
Expect 100% fare hike: Domestic airlines tell Nigerian travellers
Delay in Ogoni clean-up raises fresh concerns
Discos ripping off electricity consumers with crazy bills –Don
CAF Election: Hayatou’s loyalists gang up against Pinnick
As NFF’s board reaffirms support for president
Musa sad over Ranieri’s sack
SAFA condemns xenophobic attacks on Nigerians, others
Army, DSS arrest Chadian terrorists
Another staff of Katsina-Ala college of education killed in Benue
Kebbi gov weeps during prayer for Buhari
…Niger declares one week special prayers and fasting
Soldiers recover body of murdered businessman in Aba
Expect 100% fare hike: Domestic airlines tell Nigerian travellers
Delay in Ogoni clean-up raises fresh concerns
EDITORIAL: Save the shipping industry


The blood of leadership
Buhari okays N500bn again for social investment programmes
Security tips: Before selling off your used smartphone
EDITORIAL: The killing of Citizen Akpan
10 tips for being more productive
The civil servant in recession and inflation
PDP: Between Sheriff and Fayose
Let’s tackle recession with agriculture
Nigeria: Different governments, same results
FG, call Customs to order
Why I chose agriculture despite my real estate business —Adediran
Nurturing entrepreneurs for national development
Nexim Bank paves way for entrepreneurs targeting $10bn global Shea butter market
Banks lend directors, insiders N740bn —NDIC
Stakeholders doubt sustainability of Naira’s 13% recovery against dollar
Rates to remain attractive as N310.22bn T-Bills auction offset maturity
Ecobank explains innovative e-payment channels
Equities market closed week with marginal gain of 0.34%
FG to deepen capital market with N20bn Green Bond
Diamond Bank board meets to consider audited report
Between great and ordinary leaders
The blood of leadership
Handling temptation: Between the lawful and the expedient
Buhari okays N500bn again for social investment programmes
Xenophobic attack: NANS dissociate self from Abuja protest
Lagos not among world’s worst cities, says Report
Osinbajo’s endorsement of bills in conformity with present reality in Nigeria- Group
Yari demands refund of N13bn security expenses
Ijaw group lauds Osinbajo on release of detained youths
Tragedy, as accident claims 2 corps members, 4 others in Delta
Senator Raji Rasaki tasks PDP members on support for Sheriff
How PDP crisis can be resolved —Bejide
Only dialogue, political solution will end PDP leadership crisis —Adeniran
Sheriff’s chairmanship, illegality upon which legality can’t be built —Akinwonmi
When soldiers shed uniforms for games, culture
Beware of sycophants, Cleric warms Akeredolu
PDP: The end? Failings, faltering hopes of Africa’s ‘largest party’
Why it’ll be difficult for Sheriff to achieve unity in PDP —Olabode George
Why the youths need to be politically active —Akande
‘Our worst enemies seem to be the press’
Now that naira is on the rise again…
Final rescue call for the naira
Ministry, council distribute drugs, nets in Ogotun-Ekiti
Ekiti SDGs hands over projects to 6 councils
‘Govt has marginalised traditionalists’
Osun communities urged to key into EAD ahead 2018 census


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