News Headlines Feb 5, 2018. Headlines From Nigeria’s Major Newspapers 

News Headlines Feb 5, 2018. Headlines From Nigeria’s Major Newspapers 

Compiled by Demola Adefajo

The Punch

Morocco humiliate Eagles 4-0 to win CHAN title
Man accused of impregnating, aborting three times for wife’s sister
Relocate to Kano, Gov Ganduje tells herdsmen
Confusion as IBB disowns statement on 2019 issued by spokesman
How juju arrested PHCN officials in Osogbo
Klopp on ref
Barcelona attack Neymar
Morocco humiliate Eagles 4-0 to win CHAN title
I’m ready for Access Bank Lagos marathon – Olamide
Okolie targets spot on Joshua undercard
Lagos sailors arraigned for N48m fuel theft
FUTA final year student dies while playing football
One injured in attack on OPC faction
Slain graduate lynched at drinking joint – AOCOED
NDDC to build permanent office in A’Ibom
Power grid records first collapse in February
Barcelona attack Neymar
Man rejects dinner bill, asks ‘Do you know who I am?’
Lagos sailors arraigned for N48m fuel theft
Man bites dog on the mouth to save his pet
Woman cuts baby from pregnant neighbour’s womb
Five-year-old girl suffers severe burns during ‘deliverance’
Political thugs attack governorship aspirant in Cross River
Eight takeaways from Saraki’s Georgetown varsity speech
Adeosun takes tax amnesty campaign to Enugu
Suspended SEC DG, Gwarzo, clarifies N1.7bn payment to workers
Finance Control Act weak, needs review, says Adeosun
NAICOM to check illegal placement of business abroad
Stakeholders plan to simplify mortgage transactions
 Why I left Arsenal for Chelsea –Giroud
Kylie Jenner gives birth to baby girl
Midnight Crew not dead –Mike Abdul
Why I left Five Star – Skiibii
I’ve never had a threesome – Ras Kimono
Don’t ignore red flags when courting – Seyi Ariyo (Shebaby)
I don’t want to rush into marriage —Praiz
Editorial: That misguided attack on BBOG group
Sensible path to a stronger naira and economic prosperity
Are we now back to fuel subsidy?
An uncomfortable truth when government pursues vengeance (1)


Confusion as IBB Disowns Media Aide, Issues Own Statement on Buhari

Don’t Seek Second Term, IBB Tells Buhari

Benue Killings: IGP Complicit, On Mission to Mislead Nigerians, Says Ortom

With N69.3bn ‘Under-recovery’, NNPC Retains Petrol Price at N145/ltr in Jan

Keep Your Advice, Buhari’ll Win in 2019, Ebute Tells Obasanjo

Fashola: Power Sector Prepared to Support Growth in Mining, Others
Adeboye Leads RCCG Worshippers to Pray against Killers, Protectors, Sponsors
Two Nigerians Among Victims of Italian Far Right Gunman
FG, States, LGs Shared N5.9tn in 2017
Understanding, Not Confrontation Will End Farmers, Herders’ Clashes, Says Ekweremadu
Appeal Court Strikes out Brittania-U’s Suit against Chevron, Others over OMLs
Saraki: Education Reforms Key to Africa’s Development
Soldiers Invade Tompolo’s Village
Herdsmen Attacks: Ogun Communities Cry Out, Seek Govt, Police Protections
Alaibe, Friends Equip Rivers University Library
10 Libyan Returnees Released to Reunite with Families in A’Ibom
Presidency Removes Officials of Niger School Feeding C’ttee
Sokoto Lawmaker Seeks Massive Financial Support for the Needy
Hajj Commission Proposes  N1.56bn for 2018
Rivers Targets May for Council Elections
Tell Your Kinsmen to Release Our Son in Their Custody, Akeredolu Urged
N’Delta Group Petitions EFCC, ICPC over Alleged Racketeering in Amnesty Programme
Ekwueme’s Burial: Obi thanks FG, others
Mark Canvasses Good Neighbourliness, Fairness, Justice in Nigeria
Bayelsa Monarch: Why My People Cannot Fight Dickson
Suspected Herdsman Arrested over Attempted Rape
Tension in Ekiti as OPC, RTEAN Members Clash
Perennial Fuel Scarcity in Lagos
Obaseki tasks Esan professionals on sustainable development 
FG: Agriculture Has Created Seven Million Jobs
Lagos May Lose Slot as Second Busiest Airport in Africa to…
A’Ibom, NNPC, Dangote, Others to Establish New Power Plant
Gwarzo: SEC Board Approved Golden Handshake for Voluntary Retirees
Consumer Goods, Banking Stocks Drive Growth of THISDAY Model Portfoli
Tukur Canvasses Robust Economic Plan to Check Farmers-Herders Crises
Secondus: PDP Has Developed Strategies to Win in 2019
22 Opposition Parties Meet on Insecurity, 2019 Elections
incessant Attacks on Falae’s Farm

Host Morocco Crush Home-based Eagles to Lift CHAN 2018
NPFL: Plateau Hammers Sunshine 5-0 to Keep Pressure on Akwa Utd 
Africa Wrestling Boss, Meskout, Arrives Garden City for Championship 
I Am Battle Ready for Access/Lagos City Marathon, Says Olamide
Akwa Utd, Dana Seal Partnership in Uyo 
Zenith/Delta Principal’s Cup: Organisers Release Q’finals Fixtures 
Obasanjo’s About-Face

The Nation

2019: Drama over IBB’s stand on Buhari’s future
IGP orders Afegbua’s arrest
EFCC sues firm, MD over alleged N1.275b ‘gift’ to PDP
Covenant Varsity to represent Nigeria at global competition
‘Insurgency completely defeated’
One issue, two stands and a controversy
Falana asks Govt to bring back deported naturalised Nigerians from Cameroon
Get your voter cards, says Ikpeazu
Policeman, trader, villager killed in Benue
Fayemi gives free UTME forms to 5,000 admission seekers
Why Imo politicians are fighting me, by Okorocha 
Calabar Radio station gives free fuel
Fed Govt has created millions of jobs, says minister
Oyo-Ita warns Perm Secs against corruption
Pension fund: Maina files N10b suit against Magu, commission
Morocco Win CHAN 2018, Down Eagles 4 – 0
ITTF Ranking: Omotayo becomes second highest ranked Nigerian
19 players fit for Morocco clash
CHAN Final: Eagles can do it, says Ifeanyi
Eyube: Buhari deserves second term
Will Buhari implement APC panel report on restructuring?
‘Nigeria should return to ideological politics’
Save my soul (4)

The Sun

Militant leader warns FG against proposed amnesty termination
Ijaw youths defend Buhari, Boroh on PAP
Military arrests 6 suspects as explosion rocks Agip pipelines
Anambra tanker explosion: 17 shops razed
2019: Obasanjo’s coalition, no threat to PDP – Secondus
Bumper allocations: FG, States, LGCs share N5.9trn in 2017
FG, N2.5tr, States N3.3tr Lagos gets N201bn, Akwa-Ibom N197bn, … Gombe, Ebonyi N57bn each
Automotive agency in recruitment scandal
…New DG employs 50 Sokoto, Zamfara states indigenes
CHAN 2018: Atlas Lions humiliate Eagles in final
JUST IN: IBB debunks statement on President Buhari
FOR THE RECORDS: IBB writes Buhari, says ‘Don’t run in 2019’
2019: I’m most qualified to succeed Okorocha –Madumere
…Imo needs my experience, says Ohakim
Anambra tanker explosion: 17 shops razed
Trump’s Jerusalem: A time bomb
Agony of a female lawyer : How I was brutalised, humiliated by DPO
•She was behaving like a mad woman, says police boss
Why we need newbreed leaders in 2019
Why Kalu backs Buhari…unflinchingly
A memo to my Christian brethren
My second bouquet of emotions to the serial writer
President’s funding of amnesty programme paying off – Ijaw youths
Petrol tanker explodes near Anambra market
Pat Robertson, CBN founder, recovering from stroke, network says
Sentiments trail herdsmen’s killings because Buhari is Fulani -Aluko
2019: Fulfil your 2015 promises first, Isong tells Buhari
Nigerians can’t risk another four years of Buhari -Obi
Economy: Anxiety heightens campaign spend’ll hurt fragile growth
Don’t blame auto policy for high cost of new vehicles –Bayero, MD/CEO,
Why we’re committed to agric funding through DIFRAD –Fortis Money MD
2019 FIBA World Cup qualifier: Rwanda calls up seven professionals to battle Nigeria
Africa wrestling boss, Meskout, arrives P’Harcourt for AWC
Benefits of record keeping to agribusiness
Nigerians urged to embrace organic foods
FG targets N5tr from non-oil export
Lafarge Africa rewards South-South, South-East customers
EDITORIAL: Timelines for federal budgets

Daily Trust

Morocco flog Super Eagles to lift CHAN 2018 trophy
Maina sues Magu, EFCC over alleged defamation, demands N10bn
2019: No more imposition of candidates in PDP – Secondus
Commission investigates police failure to prosecute lawmaker
2019: YIAGA partners INEC on youth engagement strategy
Don urges govt to allocate more fund for cultural sector
Controversy as spokesman insists IBB authorised ‘Vote out Buhari in 2019’ statement
Bribery Scandal: Suspend CCT Chairman – A2J
IBB disowns state of the nation statement
Again Nafada shuns Gombe APC excos inauguration
‘Buhari can’t be blackmailed out of power’
…President urged to act fast
Kano APC crisis: Group moves to broker peace
2019: Bayelsans deserve a visionary leader — Sylva
2019: LG council chairmen endorse Pwajok
No alternative to APC in 2019 — Nasarawa speaker
2019: MPN elects new excos
Avoid making hasty political decisions — Youths urged
60,000 PVC not collected in Katsina — INEC
Nasarawa guber aspirant visits own ward, solicits support
Kwara: Saraki not welcome in PDP — Abdulrazaq
Badaru denies holding political meeting in Kaduna
2nd term: ADP hails IBB for advising Buhari
Power firms fail payment obligations, shun 100% TEM rule
Going to stock exchange was to leave a legacy – CEO Med-View Airline
Nigeria, foreign countries share data on overseas bank accounts, property
Arik resumes P/H flight from Lagos
Foreign airlines’ trapped funds dip as BA clears backlogs
DSS to pay N10m damages for shooting wrong suspect
Al-Makura says Nasarawa set to receive Buhari tomorrow
AU award boosts Buhari’s anti-corruption fight – Council
FG, states voted N7.5% of N43tr budgets on education in 3 years
Firemen rescue man, 75, from burning house in Kano
$202m missing in NIA — Reps panel.
I am battle ready for 2018 Access Bank Lagos City Marathon – Olamide
Power firms fail payment obligations, shun 100% TEM rule
Two found dead in Utako, Jabi
Buhari: AU’s recognition as an acid test
LINAC in cancer treatment: The UDUTH model
Editorial: Grisly murder at Gboko Motor Park

The Guardian

 Drama, confusion as Babangida ‘disowns’ quit advice to Buhari
Reps uncover another ‘missing’ $202m from NIA
Government restates warnings on ‘offshore havens’
Maina sues Magu, EFCC over alleged defamation of character
Zero refining capacity costs airlines 500 million litres fuel shortage yearly 
Ohakim threatens to protest naked against non-payment of Imo judges
BPP, National Assembly berate MDAs’ poor compliance with procurement act
Kebbi governor links clashes to climate change
80,000 learners in North East benefit from USAID-supported education
Woeful Eagles thrashed 4-0 as Morocco’s Atlas Lions win CHAN title
NFF shies away from controversy over Rohr’s, Dennerby’s roles in Nigerian football development
Seun Olamide declares readiness to reclaim 2018 Lagos city marathon title
Karate boss accuses FG, states of neglecting sport
We want to be among top 10 at PyeongChang 2018 Winter Olympics, says Omeoga
Water sports can drive Lagos tourism industry, says Ivie
‘Francophone, Anglophone blocks must end trade barriers’
Stakeholders to domesticate policy covers nationwide
‘The only way out of poverty challenge is to grow businesses’
Chinese firm loses bid to stop trial on $12b missing crude oil
 Editorial: Bureaux de change and the economy
 The Fulani herdsmen militia siege
Obasanjo’s coalition of disgruntled politicians
Of cancer control and access to treatment!  
Is life all about switching lanes?
PDP has potential to take over presidency in 2019, says Ize-Iyamu
APC government a colossal failure, says Uche Secondus
Groups urge Nigerians to participate in electoral process
 How To Use Exercise To Boost Your Metabolism
Thailand seizes Nigeria’s smuggled ivory as rescued chimpanzees face uncertain future
Fresh controversy rages over Lagos land use charge policy
Nigeria, others commit to pollution-free Africa
Cross River gets March date for IDPs houses in Bakassi
‘Cancer crippling global economy with N417.6 trillion lost yearly’
Mother, 44, cured of deadly breast cancer with cannabis oil


Sensible Path To A Stronger Naira And Economic Prosperity – Henry Boyo
2019: Nigerians Will Not Succumb To Propaganda Again – Adeniran
Attack On Ooni Of Ife: Iwo Chief Tackles Oluwo
PDP Alleges Neglect Of Ambrose Alli University
Religious Extremism And Global Genocide (2)
Lassa Fever: Fear Grips Ondo As Death Toll Rises To Nine
Bayelsa Monarch Tasks Dickson On Ayama Road Project
E-Payment Struggles To Grow As Transactions Hit N69trn In 2017
Alleged Missing $44m: NIA Cash Still Intact — Reps
Pension Bureau To Sanction Erring PFAs In Delta
Insurers Owe Dangote Group Over N400m
2019: Delta APC Chairmen At Loggerheads Over Ogboru
Hearing In Trial Of Emirates Airlines Resumes Tomorrow
Lagos Policeman Killed In Shootout With Robbers
Hike In Lekki Toll: Motorists, Commuters Call For Ambode’s Intervention
BPP Faults MDAs On Compliance With Public Procurement Requirements
AMEN Seeks FG’s Intervention To Stop SMEDAN Evacuation Noti
Realignment of forces towards 2019 okay, if…. says Ibrahim Babangida
Customers purchase N1.7bn airtime through FirstBank’s ATM
2019: Coalition for Nigeria Movement, no threat to PDP’s victory — Secondus
I do not intend to deny President Buhari his right to vote and be voted for – IBB
Controversy as IBB denies asking Buhari not to recontest in another open letter
2019: Nigerians will not succumb to propaganda again – Adeniran
2019: Delta APC chairmen at loggerheads over Ogboru
Breaking: 11 PDP Governors in closed door meeting in Asaba
Buhari to host Nigeria Bobsled team after Korea Games
Nigeria vs Morocco: How Eagles lost $1.25m to Morocco in CHAN
United fans respond to Mourinho criticism
African Nations Championship leading scorers
Breaking: Morocco whip Nigeria 4-0 to win CHAN 2018
Our plan to rescue Nigeria from Buhari – OBJ’s men
US reality TV star Kylie Jenner gives birth to baby girl
I don’t try to be who I am not – Mary Lazarus
The relevance of financial literacy to underprivileged and the wealthy
I ran into trouble on my multi-million Naira farm in Nigeria after quitting mortuary job in the US – Oyekoya


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