News Headlines Feb 2, 2018. Headlines From Nigeria’s Major Newspapers

News Headlines Feb 2, 2018. Headlines From Nigeria’s Major Newspapers

Compiled by Demola Adefajo

The Punch

Buhari ignored federal character in security chiefs’ appointments —Obasanjo
Restructuring: Jonathan, Dickson urge FG to implement APC panel’s report
There is a plan to attack Taraba in 10 days – Governor …says state buried 63 victims in one day
Suspended SEC DG, Gwarzo, allegedly paid N1.7bn to workers without approval
Naira to remain stable as dollar demand weakens
Nigeria, Niger to build refinery in border town
Nigerian prisons turn inmates to animals — Osinbajo
Court affirms Senate power to reject Magu
Alleged N3bn fraud: How Suswam pressured me to change my statement, says witness
Tributes pour in for Ekwueme at Anambra commendation service
Four herdsmen arrested with weapons in Ondo
Poor funding, security operations crippling Army – Buratai
Erratic power supply not reason why economy isn’t growing – Fashola
Abdulrazaq rejects Saraki
‘Fresh PDP’ faction sets up parallel NWC
Assassins kill businessman, dump corpse in car
Man shoots daughters to death as mother listens on phone
Senate celebrates as court affirms power to reject Magu
Man caught with human skull in Ogun
Lagos residents jailed for illegal dumping of refuse
  Chemist accused of molesting eight-year-old pays N150,000 to settle case
Pastors’ death: Court remands killer driver in prison
Osun NULGE chairman dies in midnight fire
Man cuts off cousin’s manhood in Niger
Truck kills corps member, two others in Kubwa, Abuja
Gunmen abduct 69-year-old farmer in Katsina
Vote in the right leaders, ex-gov Ibori tells electorate
Corrupt elements opposing Buhari’s second term bid – CACOL
‘No insurance benefits for slain policemen’s relatives since 2016’
Reintroduce tolls on roads, NUPENG, PTD tell FG
We can beat Morocco to win our first CHAN title – Eagles
Joshua tested three times in five days
Makanjuola donates lecture theatre to Summit University
Okorodudu calls for support for boxers
I’m happy playing regularly at Hibs – Ambrose
Minister praises team
Unpaid teachers’ salaries: NUT threatens strike in 12 states
Aboderin commits to raising next generation of readers
Osun pupils’ performance improving – Statistician-general
‘Neglect of dictation responsible for poor performance in English’
FG decries neglect of girl-child education
Bayelsa wants Ijaw language included in WAEC syllabus
True love is not found on social media, RMD advises
Entertainment is the only functioning industry in Nigeria, Ekubo claims
NUT threatens strike over teachers’ salary arrears
Nintendo plans Super Mario movie
Four apps to secure your Android device
Four iPhone apps for starting your morning
Top four applications of analytics to business
Editorial: Customs’ abuse of firearms
Western Nigeria should take WNTV from NTA
How Osinbajo’s panel on herdsmen killings can succeed
OOU and takeaways from a convocation lecture
Hitting breast cancer where it matters most


Obasanjo: Greeting Buhari Did Not Undermine Gravity of My Letter
Court Upholds Senate’s Power of Confirmation
Osinbajo C’ttee: Criminals Have Hijacked Herders’ Killings to Make Money
Nigeria, Niger Sign Pact to Build Refinery in Katsina in 60 Days
Restructuring: Jonathan Calls For Implementation of Confab Report
NCC Yet to Receive Notice on 9mobile Preferred Bidder
Port Harcourt Prison Has 5,000 Inmates Instead of 800, Says Osinbajo
Fashola: Poor Power Supply Not Reason Nigeria’s Isn’t Industralised
Buhari Sends Edward Adamu’s Name for Senate Confirmation as CBN Dep Governor
More Facts Emerge on Why Panel Recommended SEC DG’s Dismissal
Anambra Stands Still for Ekwueme as Markets, Businesses, Schools, Others Close
Civil Society Group: Why We Joined CNM
$1bn Insurgency Fund: House Orders Audit of Excess Crude Account
Calabar-based Radio Station Marks Anniversary
Union Disrupts Caverton, Bristow Operations in Lagos
New Toll Tariffs Take Effect at Lekki and Ikoyi Plazas
Ortom Calls for Assistance for 100,000 Displaced Persons in Benue
IG Orders Police CPs to Disband Militia, Vigilante Groups
Nigeria’s First Private Medical University Calls for Admissions
Lawyers Docked for Falsehood, Forgery, Impersonation in Murder Case
Senator Marafa’s Political Career is Finished, Says Yari
House C’ttee Orders Public Complaints Commission to Refund N27m to Federation Account
Cattle Colony, Invitation to Anarchy, Say Okun Professionals
Ajimobi, Alaafin Reject Cattle Colony, Say It’s Modern Slavery
Budget Envelope System Slowing Down Boko Haram Fight, Says Buratai
Port Harcourt Prison Has 5,000 Inmates Instead of 800, Says Osinbajo
Lagos City Marathon 2018: LASTMA Announces Traffic Diversion
Orji Kalu: Court Okays Lawyer as Prosecution Witness
FG Backs SON on Introduction of PAM
Telcos Get New Interconnect Rate March 1
Obaseki Appeals for Re-opening of NNPC Benin Depot
Nigerian Firm Set to Unveil Fumeless Car, Generator
Villagers Petition Sultan over Imposition of Outsider as Village Head
Egua sets up The Bridge, Quits Frontiersnews
A’Ibom Leaders Warn Against Reintroduction of Onshore-Offshore Dichotomy
Nigeria Can Earn $500bn from Privatisation, Economic Diversification in Five Years’
Envoy Raises the Alarm over Upsurge in Smuggling, Human Trafficking, Piracy…
Security Threat: FAAN Begins Profiling of Airport Personnel
Nigeria Strategic to Tackling Maritime Crimes in GoG, Says NIMASA
US Coast Guard Hails Nigeria’s Implementation of ISPS Code
Bala-Usman Vows to Maximise Nigeria’s Seaports Potential
Tukur Blames Failure of MDGs on Exclusion of Private Sector
Obasanjo Has Given PDP Political Expo, Says Nwosu
Agony for Owerri Traders
Ezenwa out for Three Weeks, to Miss CHAN 2018 Final
Rivers Hoists African Flags for Wrestling Championship
Hawks of Gambia to Arrive Uyo Feb 7 for Akwa Utd
Travelstart, KLM Partner Nigeria’s Winter Olympics Contingent
MTN Facilitates 11 Lucky Fans Session with Arsenal Players
Dope: Court Overturns Life Bans Given to Russian Athletes
Ekwueme: A Life Worthy of Emulation

The Nation

Court grants leave to IGP to appeal ruling on his fundamental right suit
Buhari’s $1bn request to fight Boko Haram divides Reps
Full Text: Letter by President Buhari to Senate President Saraki on Benue killings
Buhari to youths: watch character of aspirants
Coalition for Nigeria: Obasanjo stole our idea
Governor: There is a threat to attack Taraba in 10 days
Senate renews push for Magu’s ouster
I will appeal, says plaintiff Ojaomo
Osinbajo panel to meet Miyetti Allah
Oyo CJ to reassign Olubadan’s case against Ajimobi
Magu: I don’t expect judgment to stand – Sagay
How ISPAS can check fraud in MDAs, by experts
INEC to get 26.5m euros grant for 2019 polls
Cross River South adopts Ayade for second term
Fed Poly Adikpo will ensure equity, says Gemade
Police, parents, NASU members in free for all as pupils are locked out
2018 World Cup: Nigeria Breweries promise to sponsor Super Eagles in Russia
Chelsea stunned 3-0 at home by buoyant Bournemouth
Tottenham win over Manchester United in front of record crowd
Buhari hails Super Eagles for defeating Sudan
Nigerian Youth Coaches set for 2nd Edition of the NPFL-LaLiga Coaching Clinic
Leadership crisis tears Labour Party apart in Delta
Apc chieftain urges Ekiti voters to reject PDP at governorship poll
Ekiti poll: No going back on zoning, says Fayose
De Magnus out with new single with video
Davido, Wizkid, Tiwa top 2017 Africa’s social media report
Oscar’s pop-up channel berths on DStv
Fire razes six flats at Balogun Market
Residents flee as robbers invade community
Criminals plan to hijack 2face protest, says Police chief
Benin monarch vows to deal with native laws’ violators
Full Text: Letter by President Buhari to Senate President Saraki on Benue killings
[Full statement]: What Obasanjo said during registration for Coalition for Nigeria
Wakanow backs Single Africa Air Transport Market
WCW: Top five hit songs by Simi
Dismissal: Court adjourns ASUU-LASU chairman, deputy case
WAPCO rewards students
Educationist advises parents to assist children in developing spelling skill
NCC: new interconnect rate takes off March
Dangote pays N5b premium to insurers in 2016
Minister lauds ITF for training 300 youths on skills development programme
Air Peace sets up subsidiary as new aircraft arrives


PDP Chieftain Faults Osinbajo On Alleged Comment About Herdsmen Menace
Killer Of Ondo Headteacher, Assistant Docked
Man Cuts Off 12-Yr-Old Cousin’s Manhood In Niger
Nigerian Prisons Convert Humans To Animals — Osinbajo
Herdsmen Killings Could Cost APC Dearly In 2019 — Osagie
As Nigeria Bids Ekwueme Goodbye Today
Oba Ewuare II Tasks EDSIEC On Free, Fair LG Election
Restructuring: Jonathan, Dickson, Ijaw Leaders Urge Sincere Implementation Of APC Report
Why We Support Nigeria’s Domestic Revenue Drive — World Bank
Ezenwa’s Good, But Enyeama’s Needed – Amun
Romantic Comedy ‘Bachelor’s Eve’ Set For February Release
GMB And Obasanjo’s 2019 Coalition For Nigeria(1)
OPC Supremacy Battle Ruptures Peace In Oyo
Nigeria: Way Forward
CHAN: We Can Beat Morocco, Eagles’ Coach Dreams Big
Expansion Of Economic Activities Persisted In January — CBN
Anambra Stands Still As Ekwueme’s Body Arrives For Interment
Okogie to Buhari: Security more important than getting re-elected in 2019
Motorists, commuters groan as mixed reactions trail Lekki toll hike
Taraba’ll be attacked in 10 days, Gov cries out
Contempt charge: IGP must appear in court March 13, judge insists
Cameroun boils: From separatist fighters to refugees II
Obasanjo launches coalition, explains why he didn’t ignore Buhari at AU summit
UN slams Nigeria over Cameroon extradition
Benue killings: Why farmers/herdsmen clashes can’t end – Gov Yari
Breaking: Sack Magu now or …, Senate tells Buhari
How my father’s legacy affected us — Chike Ekwueme
White Paper on Fayemi: Ekiti PDP, APC tango
I am more Igbo than any other person because…, says Ambode in Enugu
8,000 dumps APC for PDP in Edo
AWC: Adekuoroye hails Wike
RUSSIA 2018: Nigeria game’ll set tone for Croatia – Coach Dalic
Ajiboye not in Rohr’s World Cup plan
APC, PDP chieftains flood launch of Obasanjo’s Third Force
Wife seeks divorce over husband’s alleged laziness, lack of love
Melania braves public eye after Trump cheating claim
My boyfriend is a free-loader
Churchill stops son from featuring in Tonto Reality TV Show
Ourmumudondo: Nigerian needs mental and ballot revolution – Charly Boy
My music speaks reality just like Duncan Mighty’s
Celebrity DJ, Cuppy gives scholarship to 10 indigent students
EDITORIAL: As Nigeria bids Ekwueme goodbye today
Expansion of economic activities persisted in January — CBN
Summit Varsity gets lecture theatre courtesy of Remi Makanjuola
Lagos City Marathon 2018: LASTMA announces traffic diversion
NCC warns against speculative reports on 9mobile sale

The Sun

Garlands for a diligent public servant
•In Abuja, Kalu, SGF, ambassadors, others celebrate Georgina Ehuria Herdsmen’s Killing: IGP declares war on militias, vigilantes
•Orders total clampdown, insists Benue killing result of communal clashes •Umahi heads committee
Ekwueme: Praises for ex-VP at commendation service
•He was deputy I trusted –  Shagari
Ekwueme: Exit of a selfless leader
LASTMA diverts traffic for city marathon
My ‘Third Force’ not political party –Obasanjo
• Holds inaugural meeting in Ondo … You stole our name, idea, group accuses ex-president
Eulogy to Ekwueme
No rift with Wike, says deputy
•Gov expresses satisfaction with Port Harcourt mall construction  .
Nigeria under Buhari failed state –Nwabueze
Senate right on Magu’s rejection –Court
•Anti-graft war’ll continue like before, says EFCC chair
2019: Cross River South adopts Ayade
Lassa fever: Obaseki releases N100m for 4 dialysis machines, ventilators
Nigeria gets €26.5m EU grant for electoral process
Boko Haram: Reps divided over $1bn insurgency fund
Senate probes outbreak of Lassa fever
How Ekwueme sponsored my trip to US without knowing me – Prof. Ozokwelu
Double Wahala as BB Naija hosts 20 housemates
Planning your expected end in 2018
The first agenda before a third force
2019: In search of candidates
Belated posturing on restructuring
Should Arsenal fans clap or cry?
Regret over Buhari or Jonathan?
2019 and the ‘Third Farce’
Kabila to name successor Jul
81 Boko Haram suspects arraigned in open court
Largest corruption scandal in US Navy claims top commander
•Bribed with prostitutes
2019: Cross River South adopts Ayade
Between Deltans, Okowa and APC
Secondus calls for urgent review of security network
…Plateau youths kick, reject Lalong’s ranching Sylvanus Viashima,
Why building collapse won’t stop in Nigeria
NOVA Merchant Bank debuts, promises innovation
Customs raises ‘strike force’ to monitor corrupt officers
…Auctions seized petroleum products Ezenwa ruled out of CHAN 2018 final
•Dalung commends Super Eagles
AWC: Adekuoroye hails Wike
…DStv, GOtv to broadcast Morocco, Nigeria match
Suicide bombers, herders kill 12
• Police arrest 24, arraign 19
…Herdsmen’s attack in Nasarawa barbaric , say Adokwe, Maku
EDITORIAL: New threats to national security

The Guardian

 Nigeria may lose N500 billion yearly to new cargo policy
NNPC plans PPP model for pipeline infrastructure
NOVA Merchant Bank debuts, targets investment, advisory deals
 Paucity of funds frustrating anti- insurgency war, says army chief Yusuf Buratai
Jonathan, Dickson others seek implementation of restructuring report
Governor distances self from killings in Zamfara
FG sets up mediation team for talks with Miyetti Allah
IGP loses bid to stop contempt charge on peace corps
Senate passes forensic, investigative auditors bill for second reading
 Mabo frowns as NFF moves to ‘phase out’ old Super Falcons players
Unstoppable Nigeria powerlifters get peak lift
Chukwu tips CHAN Eagles on how to beat Atlas Lions
Sports Ministry trims Commonwealth Games’ squad
Suarez gives Barcelona edge in Copa del Rey semi-finals
Doping: WADA’s ‘serious concern’ after CAS overturns Russian life bans
Dangote Cement, Unilever, others lift NSE indices by N59billion
FAAN evacuates abandoned planes, installs cameras at Lagos airport
Bello Usman: Intels have 2 weeks to remit npa’snies
Etihad goes daily on Lagos-Abu Dhabi route
Adenrele Sonariwo: Changing The Arts Narrative
Do you love a French kiss? These are the health risks
 Five signs of pancreatic cancer you shouldn’t ignore
Nigeria’s out-of-school children
Who and where are the criminals?
The El-Rufai report and the politics of negativism
An intelligence chief and his traducers
What to do with recovered loot
Osun council election and challenge to status quo
The people are in trouble when the leaders are lost
Ekiti APC holds rally for Buhari’s second term


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