​News Headlines Feb 27, 2018. Headlines From Nigeria’s Major Newspapers 

​News Headlines Feb 27, 2018. Headlines From Nigeria’s Major Newspapers 



Compiled by Demola Adefajo 


The Punch



Presidential election will hold first, INEC insists
Army admits withdrawing troops before girls’ abduction
I used part of NIMASA fund to build hotel – Calistus Obi
JSS 1 pupil, others arrested during cult initiation
Five feared dead, worship centres torch in Kaduna attack
EFCC arraigns banker for diverting N700m from customers’ accounts
Ortom laments influx of herdsmen, cows in Benue
World’ll pay dearly if Lake Chad goes into extinction –Buhari
Patience sought Lamorde’s advice on $15.5m gift –Dudafa
Gunmen abduct APC campaigner in Bayelsa
Shagaya in legal battle with EFCC over frozen N1.9bn
Cameroonian soldier kills fisherman in Cross River
Pastor remanded for killing pregnant girlfriend, two others
Police arrest eight robbery suspects in Ondo
JSS 1 pupil, others arrested during cult initiation
Pay our salaries, contract lecturers beg Wike
Prepare for 2019 elections, Buhari tells APC leaders
Nigerian student wins award in UK
We are investigating River driver’s murder by cop – Police
 Rainstorm destroys 200 houses in Ekiti
Why many Nigerians are in Chinese Prisons – Envoy
Despite military presence, over a million cows have flooded Benue, Ortom laments
2019: Buhari warns APC against imposition of candidates
South, M’Belt meet, demand probe of voter register
APC won’t exist in South-East beyond 2019 – PDP
Buhari’s re-election will spell doom for Nigeria –Secondus
FG confirms 110 Dapchi schoolgirls missing, helicopters, jets join search
  Aregbesola, PDP trade words over nation’s woes
Kaduna APC crisis redeemable, says Oni
China sets stage for president to stay in office indefinitely
Publish your tax agenda, FIRS tells political parties
FG seeks Chinese bank’s support for infrastructure funding
UBA, Access Bank join NSE premium board, equities appreciate
BPE visits SAHCOL over failure to list on NSE
New minimum wage implementation begins third quarter – FG
NAMA begins upgrade of airspace communications system
I deserve more respect for my record – Lukaku
Obuh gets three matches to save Kwara job
Emmanuel to open Akwa Ibom youth festival
Champions Shield will be a success – Lagos
Amusan, George, Ajayi for World Indoor
ITF plans 18-nation World Cup
Workers stop mock UTME at OAU
Stay away from UTME centres, JAMB warns parents
Teaching not for dropouts — Provost
Okopoly suspends chief librarian
Nigerian student wins award in UK
Entertainment
TK @ 70: The screen salutes mentor of mentors
#BBNaija: How Tobi won Head of House
Bollywood superstar Sridevi Kapoor drowned in bathtub, Dubai police say
How to manage anal fissure
E-Cigarettes as dangerous as regular cigarettes – Expert
Samsung, Apple top smartphone sales globally
Nigeria in search of suitable model for e-commerce
Grant tax waivers to tech sector, Ekeh tells FG
How to protect deleted data from hackers
Editorial: Contributory Pension: Callous indifference of FG, states
Attorney General’s crude choice of office over honour
Buhari and the integrity question
Why state police without restructuring is dangerous
Yoruba paints Luo: The portrait of an American president
Fearing stigma, single women borrow grooms, guests for fake wedding


ThisDay


President Buhari Asks APC Leaders to Commence Preparations for Congresses
• Oyegun backs Tinubu c’ttee, Saraki misses caucus meeting • State chairmen pass vote of confidence on Oyegun, seek tenure extension for selves, NWC
Unconfirmed Number of Persons Killed in Kaduna Muslim-Christian Clash
Yusuf Buhari Returns to Country After Further Treatment Overseas
Military, Police in Blame Game over Dapchi Girls’ Abduction
INEC: Until Electoral Act Decides Otherwise, Our Arrangement for Elections Stands
Military, Police in Blame Game over Dapchi Girls’ Abduction
AGF Dares Senate, Asks Ojukwu to Assume Office as NHRC Boss Without Confirmation
Presidency: No Plan to Reintroduce Onshore-Offshore Dichotomy
Moghalu: Nigeria Needs Healing, War against Poverty
Ambode Signs 2018 Budget into Law, Targets N897bn IGR
Rights Groups Name Buhari’s Govt Most Unpopular in South-east
Biafra War Veteran, Joseph ‘Hannibal’ Achuzia Dies at 90
FG Cancels FEC Meeting This Week
Auditor-General Blames Amendment of 1979 Constitution for Under-remittance by Revenue Agencies
Minister Orders Demolition of Shanties on Abuja Light Rail Corridor
Leadership is Not Age-related, Says Ibori
C’River APC Crisis: Faction Seeks Tinubu’s Help
General Agwai Becomes New Council Chairman of Bingham Varsity
Senate President Challenges International Community to End Human Trafficking
PDP Urges National Assembly to Investigate Dapchi Abduction
Nigerian Fisherman Killed by Cameroonain Soldiers in Cross River
Jega, Oshiomhole Challenge NLC to Deepen Participation in Politics, Governance
Lagos to Conduct Structural Integrity Test on Buildings Above Five Years
Oyo Passes Vote of No Confidence on PDP S’West Zonal Chairman
Police Arrest Five Alleged Killers of LNSC Official, 67 Others for Cultism
Anambra Central: Umeh, APGA Join in Okonkwo’s Appeal
Dogara Restates House Commitment to Safeguard Vulnerable Nigerians, Wage Increase
DSS, Bayelsa Govt Meet Stakeholders, Avert Protest over Electricity Blackout
Police Parade Eight Robbery Suspects in Ondo
Lagos Appeals for Cooperation as Land Use Charge Implementation Begins
Niger to Reactivate Grazing Reserves
Alleged NIMASA Fraud: Accused Eeeps as Court Revokes Bail over Lateness
Guber Poll : We Won’t Allow Underage Voters in Ekiti , INEC Assures
Nasarawa Slates LG Elections for May 26
Kogi Political Leaders Plot Governor Bello’s Impeachment
FG Urged to Replicate NLNG Model to Increase Gas Sector Opportunities
Fajemirokun: At Dangote, Our Adherence to Local Content Law is 100%
NCS Seme Command Generates N546.83m in One Month
Lumos Partners All -On to Provide Solar Power to Communities
How Judiciary Undermines the Anti-corruption War
APC National Caucus Meets Today over Oyegun, Others’ Tenure
Take a Bow and Return Home, Fayose, Afegbua Tell Buhari
Dickson’s New Bayelsa
Super Falcons Pull out of Invitational Tourney in Turkey
Obaseki Leads Aisien, Amun, Odemwingie, Others to Bendel Insurance Relaunch
Badiru, Dantata Are Future of Nigeria Polo, Says LPC President.
Badminton Federation to Conduct Written Exams for 33 Coaching Applicants
Ebewele Joins Okpekpe Race Technical Cast
Governor Udom Kicks off 2nd Akwa Ibom Youth Sports Festival
Dapchi 110: The Tragedy of a Nation
Editorial: TRAFFICKING AND THE WITCH DOCTORS


The Nation



Army, police in big row over 110 girls abduction
‘We lost hope’
EFCC grills Oduah over N9.4b contract
Anti-Buhari Senators, Reps should leave APC, says Adamu
Buhari seeks unity of APC ahead 2019 polls
Dudafa: Ex-EFCC chair advised Jonathan’s wife on funds
Elections sequence crisis: Any end in sight?
The burden of change
Electorate not ripe for e-voting, says don
Alaafin’s wife delivered of male twins
Ex-Biafran hero Col. Joe ‘Hannibal’ Achuzia dies
‘Why we ’re investigating Patience Jonathan’
‘PDP will reconcile before 2019’
Early detection of cancer in children treatable
Okorocha joins Imo West senatorial race
Dantata donates N100m to FUD female hostel project
We have developed herbal anti-diabetic, anti-cancer drugs – FUD VC
Neymar shows off heavily-strapped ankle
Ambode to spend N1.046tr on four new stadia, others
Aguero and son party over Carabao Cup
Top 16 Cup: Africa T/tennis stars storm Kenya
England Squad: Neville gives Eni Aluko condition
All registered voters will get PVCs before 2019 – INEC
Nasarawa LG polls to hold May 26 – NASIEC
SADE: Filmmaker unveils exciting plans for animation film
Juliet Ibrahim plans autobiography
Between Black Panther and Royal Hibiscus Hotel
Five held for Neighbourhood Corps official’s death
Court dissolves 25 years marriage
Couple ‘batters’ nine-year-old housemaid
Three shot dead as FSARS operatives
#MCM: BBNaija’s Tobi Bakare
Chinese girl rides bicycle from Morocco to Lagos
Oracle expands service level agreements
Gulfstream G500 Jet makes its debut
‘Flights into Kano will deepen intra-country connectivity’
Dana Air, Asky sign interline agreement

The Guardian 


 Ojudu unveils plans for Ekiti
Thierry Henry eyes Arsenal job
INEC insists on own timetable
 APC NEC extends Odigie-Oyegun led NWC’s tenure
Top Burkina Faso generals on trial over failed 2015 coup
Arsenal must part ways with Wenger, says club great Wright
 Boeing says it has Trump deal on Air Force One planes
Dapchi girls: Reps warn FG against further abduction, insecurity in North-East
Do not ‘weaponise’ rights, Philippines warns UN
APC has stabilised Nigeria, Buhari says
Kim Jong Nam believed life in danger before hit, court told
CCT fixes March 8 for FG, Saraki to adopt addresses
Pouille calls revamp death sentence of the Davis Cup
Neymar could still face Real, no operation planned: Emery
Goalkeeping legend Buffon ready to play again for Italy
Zidane to rest Ronaldo to keep him fresh for PSG
Bolt to face Williams in Unicef charity football match
Neymar suffers fractured metatarsal, serious doubt to face Real Madrid
 Tokyo stocks open higher
Bank stocks depreciate on panic over CBN’s dividend rule
NIWA issues 14-day quit notice to Addo/Badore dredgers
Adesina urges America to support African agriculture as a business
Transparency International and the bigger picture
Lessons from KFC’s brilliant crisis management
Editorial: Zuma’s fall, Africa rising
 Ahiara Diocese: The end is peace
What is the Kernel of all US policy today?
Further notes on people’s manifesto
Mystery snake and a nation’s comedy of errors
Reflections of Femi Kuti
When council poll postponement raises dust on the plateau
Lagos PDP passes vote of confidence in Salvador
Ways To Workout Throughout The Day
Nigerians Set Twitter Buzzing As Parents Pay For British Accent For Children
Shakira Pays 20 Million Euros To Spain Taxman: Report
Ajebutter Features Maleek Berry In “Lifestyle”
Expert promotes ethical values in arbitration
Judiciary should be in first line charge for better access to funds, performance’
Solanke charges senior lawyers on pupillage
Institute partners Thomson Reuters on law e-books
Search to prevent next human pandemic
Beetroot juice supplements may help certain heart failure patients
How too much TV could kill you
Older fathers may mean shorter lifespan for offspring, study shows



The Sun



How I killed 3 of my church members -Pastor
•Remanded in custody
DSS negotiates with Boko Har
•How talks with 2 factions led to release of UNIMAID lecturers, women •Why rescue took long –Buhari
Presidency makes U-turn on Boko Haram defeat
Dapchi attack: Military, police trade blames
FG inaugurates FRSC, NACA, NCNC boards, 5 others
Alleged N9.4bn ‘fraud’: EFCC grills ex-aviation minister, Stella Oduah
7 killed, houses razed as Christian, Muslim youths clash in Kaduna
IBB destroyed Labour movement –Jega
2019: We stand by our elections timetable, INEC tells National Assembly
•Commission acting within existing laws –Senate
Civil war veteran, Achuzia, is dead
• How my father died –Son • South East, South South leaders, others mourn  
Weinstein Company files for bankruptcy
PDP squandered $500bn oil earnings in 16 years –Buhari
Nigeria, 3 nations threatened by Lake Chad shrinking –Buhari
Ondo: Akeredolu has done well –Adebanjo
Gov, Boroffice’s face-off may cost party –Group
600 Nigerians in Chinese prisons –Envoy
Plans to extend Chinese President Xi’s rule sparks social media outrage
Trump’s bid to halt young immigrants’ visa suffers setback
. . . As Supreme Court declines to hear administration’s appeal
2019: I’ll be disappointed if Buhari uses public funds to campaign -Ndume
‘Ikpeazu has done enough to deserve second term’
2019: President Nigeria needs
ANLCA partners govt agencies on trade facilitation 
Presidency denies plans to reintroduce onshore/offshore oil dichotomy 
Nigeria yet to benefit from AGOA, ETLS, says FG
Russia 2018: Think less of Argies, Okpala tells Rohr
FIBA Basketball World Cup 2019 African Qualifiers: Bank on D’ Tigers for qualification in June
Obaseki leads Aisien, Odemwengie,others to Bendel Insurance relaunch
Oil threat: SPE urges more investment in renewable energy
EDITORIAL: Checking underage voting
I don’t believe in gender equality –Obiakalusi, marriage counsellor
Pathetic
Award-winning first class graduate can’t find a job years after graduation Bauchi school road disaster: My students, teachers died seeking knowledge, says principal
Serpentine conversation
A government’s unending blame game

Vanguard


Delta Youths Mix Methylated Spirit, Soft Drink To “Get High”
Why Many Nigerians Are In Chinese Prisons — Envoy
Stop Attacking Amaechi, Others, Abe Warns Loyalists
Ogoni Splits Again Over Oil Exploration
Iheanacho Keen To Make Impact At Russia World Cup
We’re Not Interested In Presidency Without Restructuring—Igbo Leaders
GOV POLL: Ekiti Has 215,000 Unclaimed PVCs, INEC Raises Alarm
APC MEMBERSHIP: Ondo Youths Fault Akeredolu’s Comments On Boroffice
ATTACKS: Declare Amnesty For Armed Herders, Others, Afenifere Tells FG
How Ekwueme Helped In Creating More States (2)
Herdsmen Attacks: Police’ve Lost Fire Power —Ex-DIG Ekpoudom
Banks’ Lending To Private Sector To Rise By 6.3%
It’s Not About Buhari’s Age, Nigeria Needs Courage, Vision —Ibori
Oshiomhole’s Performance As Edo Gov Credit To Labour Leaders —Jega
KIP, Model For Okowa’s Industrialisation Of Delta —Otuaro
Omoku Killings: Court Asks Obuah To Appear For Police Questioning
Mai Ruka Bulldozer (El-Rufai) And This Demoncrazy
Yobe Girls: We weren’t part of meeting at Govt House – Parents of abducted girls

EFCC quizzes Senator Oduah for ten hours over N9.4b airport security contract

Houses set ablaze, many injured as Muslim, Christians clash in Kaduna

Alleged Demolition Of Abuja Property: Patience Jonathan lied, EFCC tells Court

Why rescue of abductees too long – Buhari

Dapchi attack evokes memories of ‘conspiracy theories’ over Chibok’ — Gov Shettima

Nigeria sitting on keg of gunpowder with youth unemployment, Ooni warns
Breaking: Saraki absent at APC caucus meeting

Investigate Dapchi girls’ abduction now, PDP tasks National Assembly

S.Africa’s Ramaphosa set to announce reshuffle

APC State Chairmen back Oyegun, seek 2-Year tenure extension for self, NWC

I will continue to defend Buhari – Abdullahi Adamu
Iheanacho keen to make impact at Russia World Cup

U-20 Africa Nations Cup qualifiers: F/Eagles draw bye

Governor Udom kicks off 2nd Akwa Ibom Youth Sports Festival

Obaseki leads Aisien, Amun, Odemwengie, others to Bendel Insurance relaunch

Atletico confirm Carrasco, Gaitan departures to China
Efe Prime drops ‘Blessed Be the Name’

Olamide out with ‘Science Student’ video

Bobrisky underrates BBNaija, ready for BBA

Shatta Wale, Maja Spencer, Eedris Abdulkareem,Winning Jah, others set for Obaland Royal Awards

BBNaija: Tobi is 3rd-time Head of House
Banks’ lending to private sector to rise by 6.3%
‘Inter-house sports platform to groom younger ones’
Wikimaster; The New Art Of Learning.
National Hospital Abuja gets 2nd radiotherapy machine
My experiences in the Oil and Gas and Mining Business

New Telegraph



Buhari lauds Dangote, private sectors’ role on economy
2019: APC must unite for challenges ahead – Buhari
Again, herdsmen kill 60 farmers in Benue –Ortom
7 killed, 15 injured in Kaduna, as Christian, Muslim youths clash over girlfriends
BB Naija: Bambam, Teddy A caught having sex, Nigerians react
BREAKING: Crisis rocks Kaduna suburb, houses burnt
Buhari cancels this week’s FEC meetingBBNaija 2018: Why condoms are missing in Big brother house – Miracle 2019: No going back on election timetable –INEC
How Bola Shagaya laundered N3.3bn for Jonathan –EFCC
FG to workers: Expect minimum wage by Q3
Antibiotics raise risk of heart problems
JAMB: 211, 000 candidates sit for UTME mock
139 more winners emerge in Sterling Bank’s 1dament promo
Enugu is up-to-date in workers’ salaries – NLC
4,000 dump APC, join PDP in Ebonyi
Moghalu: Effectiveness, key to good governance
Human trafficking: Saraki, Obaseki, EU, others move to tackle scourge

2019: No going back on election timetable –INECNEWS1 hour agoHow Bola Shagaya laundered N3.3bn for Jonathan –EFCC
We didn’t kill LNSC official, say suspects
Biafran veteran, Achuzia, dies at 90Gunmen attack psychiatric hospital, shoot policeman
Gunmen abduct Bayelsa APC chieftain
Support Kalu, organisers tell medical outreach’s beneficiaries
Benson-Awoyinka: Opposition lacks presence in Lagos
Adamu: Caught in the web of power play
Kaduna APC: The politics of demolition APC crisis: Oyegun, others know fate as party’s NEC meets
APC chairmen endorse tenure elongation for NWC
Oyo: The scramble for Ajimobi’s seat NHFP: CBN pegs maximum mortgage loan at N50m for self-employed
FG to local firms: Beat NIPCO’s acquisition record
Nig vs Poland: Uzoho to man post as Eagles’ list out this week
World Cup group tie: Argentines bank on Messi’s impact
IAAF World Indoor Championships: Amusan leads Nigeria’s medal chase
Why Falcons pulled out of Turkey tourney, by NFF
Eagles will tame Lewandowski –ShehuPresidency hosts silver-winning CHAN Eagles Wednesday
  EDITORIAL: Dapchi girls’ abduction, a national disgrace
Reps okay council for widows, orphans
Army, police trade blame over abduction of 110 girls
Ambode signs Lagos’ N1.046trn budget
N331m fraud: I diverted NIMASA fund to build hotel –Ex-DG
Delta community, PDP leaders debunk no confidence vote on lawmaker
2019: Okorocha declares for Senate
Tribunal awards damages to capital market 


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