News Headlines Feb 20, 2019. Headlines From Nigeria’s Major Newspapers

News Headlines Feb 20, 2019. Headlines From Nigeria’s Major Newspapers

Compiled by Demola Adefajo

The Punch
INEC differs with Buhari over death for ballot box snatchers
Nigerians fought more ruthless dictators than Buhari – Atiku
Amosun loyalists disrupt TraderMoni disbursement in Ogun
EFCC arrests Atiku’s lawyer, Giwa-Osagie, for alleged money laundering
Buhari lacks capacity to understand topical issues –Ekiti PDP Chairman
Customs detain four officers over civilian friend’s killing
FG protests inhuman treatment, as Ghana deports 723 Nigerians
Workers seek probe of TETFUND-UNILAG N1.9bn collapsed building
Lagos-Ibadan Expressway: Gridlock persists on ‘Long Bridge’
Police arrest Anambra woman, daughter for stealing, selling baby
No fresh killings in Kaduna to justify polls postponement — CAN chairman
Adeleke’s private guard arraigned for possession of dangerous weapons
Police arrest 950 suspected political thugs in Lane
PDP alleges ‘dead voters’ will vote on Saturday
Ex-DG Daura no longer represents us , says DSS
Atiku was a principal player in the destruction of Nigeria –Ekiti APC chairman
Death toll in Kajuru attacks has risen to 130 —El-Rufai
Police arrest 26-year-old in Imo for alleged murder
Bus conductor found dead in Rivers welder’s workshop
Truck crushes motorcyclist, two others to death in Ogun
‘Atiku, Obi will signal economic recovery, growth’
PDP, APC trade blame over Ebonyi violence
CSOs warn against staggered dolls
Nigeria’s population growing faster than economy – Report
Why we’re co-funding Abidjan-Lagos Corridor Highway – EU
Stock market rebounds, investors gain N80bn
SEC seals illegal fund management firm
Gas flare commercialisation to attract $3.5bn investments –FG
Nigeria got $43bn investments in four years —NBS
Peace at last for ‘Special One’ and Wenger
Ogunjobi’s burial for March 15
Omoh looks forward to new Swedish season
Stalemate leaves Liverpool and Bayern plenty to play for
Champions League: Barcelona draw blank with Lyon
Champions League: Having Ronaldo is an advantage, says Allegri
Ekiti varsity insists on school fees before exams
Regret vs apology: Linguistic lesson from election postponement
Omotola Jolade-Ekeinde, three others set to determine winners of Oscar 2019
Musician Drake buys $400,000 diamond encrusted iPhone case
Romantic movie, ‘Zero Hour’, featuring RMD, Ali Nuhu premieres
Jussie Smollett’s role in Empire slashed following attack
Ali Baba accuses Nigerian leaders of selfishness
Encyclopedia of successful marital relationships
Male infertility and its management (2)
Heavy smoking can damage eyesight – Study
‘Pregnant women lacking Vitamin D risk having obese children’
Editorial: Trump, Putin’s perilous Cold War rhetoric
Buhari’s ‘ruthless’ order on ballot box snatchers
INEC’s boo-boo
Four-year election cycle as a drag on economic growth
INEC, the world is watching!

The Nation
EFCC detains Atiku’s man over $4m cash haul
PDP, Presidency clash over Buhari’s directive
Leah’s father pleads with govt to rescue daughter
Army cautions personnel on politics
Atiku confirmed PDP is working with INEC, says Oshiomhole
Army cautions personnel on politics
Kajuru killings: El-Rufai says death toll now 130
INEC, CAN, others work for peaceful elections
Edo schools resume today
Suit to disqualify Atiku over citizenship for Monday
CODER deploys 380 election field observers
‘Why Ogboru does not recognise zoning’
Challenge of reconciliation in Ogun APC
Keyamo, Melaye clash over Buhari’s ballot snatching statement
Omoh braces up for Swedish League opener
Yobe Desert stars coach Elechi battling for life after accident
Semenya unleashes team of professors to battle IAAF, CAS
Taiwo Ogunjobi to be buried on March 15
National Service Default: Fulham’s Davis to face 3-years in jail
Poland 2019: Bebeto is draw Assistant as F/Eagles await opponents
49 African countries sign AfCFTA’s agreement
GOXI gets state micro-insurance approval
Coca-Cola records 6% revenue growth
‘Micro pension will bridge financial inclusion gap’
Afreximbank’s FEDA to lift FDI
Sanusi discusses funding for communities
Teenager faces malicious damage charge
22-year-old guard burgles master’s home
Man charged with phone theft
Sales reps steal employer’s N15m
Residents count losses in Oworo cult clash
Travel agent in ‘N300,000 visa scam’
50 mechanics, 200 others graduate from auto school
Alaba trader accused of destroying N2m gatehouse
Unity schools not affected by elections shift, says Fed Govt
NANS suspends protest in Ogun
Partnership with Skool Media will enhance lCT skills in schools-FG
Don’t blame us over Baba Suwe’s ailment, says Dele Odule
Agbako: Fans, colleagues remember actor at 94th birthday
Ade-Ojo, others urge Yorubas to embrace culture, entrepreneurship
Nollywood gets mention at Berlin Film Festival
Editorial: INEC must get its acts together

NNPC Boss Awards STEM Scholarships to 21 Pupils
Boko Haram Kills 18 Firewood Merchants in Borno
DSS Warns Public against Dealing with Sacked DG, Daura
Court Orders EFCC to Release Former Skye Bank Chairman, Tunde Ayeni
Osinbajo Moves to Resolve Zamfara APC Crisis
Atiku Rejects Alleged Plan to Postpone Elections in Borno, Adamawa, Kaduna
INEC: We Won’t Shift Election Date Again
Military Alleges Plot to Disrupt Elections in N’Delta
Court of Appeal Sacks Exco of Kwara APC Faction
Falana, Others Express Concerns over Invitation of INEC Officials by DSS
Ronaldo Returns to Madrid for Atletico
Abe Accuses Amaechi of Defamation, Says He Has Right to Contest
El-Rufai: 130, Not 66 Killed in Kaduna
Call Kaduna gov to order, Southern, Middle Belt leaders urge FG
Saturday Your Day of Reckoning, Ajimobi Tells PDP
Breakdancing May Become Olympic Sport at Paris 2024
Understanding the Elections Postponement Conundrum
APC Campaign Council Tasks CSOs, Observers on Election
Defecting AD Members Adopt ADP’s Gbadamosi
INEC Dumps Umaru as APC Candidate for N’Assembly Polls
Enhancing Africa-China Investments
Harvest Time for Stock Investors
Garba: Why Businesses Must Embrace Digitalisation
PTDF: Oil Service Companies Now Employ Our Trained Welders
Juicy Yields May Spare Banks from Profit Pains
CBN Disburses N596bn to Farmers
Serena Returns to WTA Top 10
FIFA President, Infantino, Mourns Ogunjobi
Kanu Laments Ajax’s Loss to Real Madrid in Amsterdam
Race for Eunisell Boot Gathers Steam as NPFL Enters Match-day 10

Daily Trust
Death toll in Kajuru killings now 130 – El-Rufai
…JNI, Fulani association tackle CAN
Dapchi parents’, students pray, weep as Leah remains captive
Elections: Call Council of State meeting, Dickson tells Buhari
Bird flu hits Plateau, kills 3,900 birds
Peace c’ttee urges Nigerians to come to vote
Scholars in Diaspora tackle Obasanjo over plot to rig polls
Kano: Takai urges massive turn out, support for Buhari
Atiku: APC, INEC plotting to manipulate card readers
Nabena lauds Buhari’s stand on ballot box snatchers
Lagos and politics of ‘non-indigenous’ leaders
INEC distributes over 2m PVCs in Oyo
…Sets for presidential, NASS polls in Niger
Barcelona held by battling Lyon as Bayern frustrate Liverpool
Balogun back to hospital ahead AFCONQ squad announcement
Gundogan: City need Champions League win to join elite
‘GDP growth reflective of exchange rate stability’
Stock market rebounds with N80bn gain
More Nigerians believe the economy is improving – Survey
Youth group berates INEC over polls shift
Mia culpa
How I missed the event
Its our indiscipline, stupid
Nigeria Decides: 2019 and choices before us
Wayyo, in Kajuru people died!
Prof. Yakubu, just get on with it
I robbed, raped my victim in gutter – Suspect
Cult clash claims 3 lives in Edo
NAPTIP rescues 14 victims, arrests 3 for human trafficking
Editorial: AGF’s unfortunate letter to INEC
Taraba govt reinstates late Safiya’s husband
Omotola Jolade-Ekeinde, 3 others set to determine winners of Oscar 2019
Pangolin: Experts call for appropriate sanction against traffickers
2015-2018 warmest years on record says WMO
FG urged to ignore call to ban GM beans

New Telegraph

Kajuru killings: Death toll rises to 130, says El-Rufai
State agents disrupt Trader Moni disbursement in Ogun
BREAKING: Buhari meets El-Rufai, Service Chiefs in Aso Rock
Customs killing: Trouble started after officers demanded N5,000 –Passenger
Ebonyi: PDP, APC trade blame as thugs burn 30 houses
Governor Dickson calls for immediate shift of general elections
NIMASA paid me N138.5m for doing nothing – Witness
Friend took me to Dubai for prostitution for N3m –Lady agoTeenager bags 2 years for stealing valuables
Girl, 13, impregnated by 42-Year-Old father gives birth in Edo
Arms Deal: Court rejects Dasuki’s prayer to invite ‘stakeholders ‘ to intervene in trial
Court sets aside detention order of ex-Skye Bank Chairman, Tunde Ayeni
Kano INEC to commence distribution of sensitive materials Wednesday
FIFA mourns late Ogunjobi; Onigbinde, Amadu also condole family
Alleged fraud: EFCC arrests ex-JAMB staff
Man kills co-worker over N47,000
Cult war claims eight in Edo
Sacked DG, Lawal Daura, not in control of our affairs – DSS
Alleged fraud: EFCC arrests ex-JAMB staff
Elections: Our role starts, ends with provision of security – Army
Oshiomhole: INEC appointed PDP members as presiding officers
INEC has power to cancel, postpone polls –Tinubu
Teenager bags 2 years for stealing valuables
Man kills co-worker over N47,000
Cult war claims eight in Edo
My husband threatens me with broken bottles, woman tells court
Man docked over alleged cheating
Court grants hair stylist N10,000 bail for stealing N5,000 phone

Man City must win Champions League to be among elite — Gundogan
U-20 AFCON fallout: Knocks for underwhelming F’Eagles
Ex-Eagles’ star, Kaita, faces jail term for alleged abandonment
Yobe Assembly loses Deputy Speaker
NDLEA arrests 10 suspected drug peddlers in Gombe
Security guard docked over alleged burglary
Ignore Akpabio, Alim tells Akwa Ibom REC
Lagos gets 1,142 literacy centres, trains 20,000 adults yearly
Oshiomhole: INEC appointed PDP members as presiding officers

The Guardian
Balogun injury doubt for AFCON qualifier against Seychelles
Zenith Bank posts N232b PBT, proposes N2.80 dividend
NBM sues for calm, peace over shifting of poll
Shettima vows to sustain senatorial ambition amid motorcade attack
TMG urges caution over allegations against officials of electoral body
Customs detains four officers over killing of man in viral video
APC, PDP preach peace amid violence in Osun
‘Why Federal Government launched new digital identity ecosystem
Group accuses Akeredolu of working against Buhari, APC denies claim
Ronaldo leads Juventus to Champions League clash against Atletico
Nigeria’s wrestlers set for Germany, Bulgaria grand prix
Man City vow to shoot down Schalke
Lagos Media Marathon boss clamours for public, private support
Ehirim urges stakeholders to chart new path for Nigerian tennis
Uzoho’s Cypriot club appeals nine point penalty
Who will shoot the ballot box snatchers?
Editorial: Normalised national currency as growth elixir
Has Buhari forgotten Leah Sharibu?
Kudos to Mahmood Yakubu and INEC
Ogun’s APC presidential rally 2019: Matters arising
Terrorism and treason…between Ahmad Salkida and NAN boss Bayo Onanuga
Air Peace opens Bayelsa airport route
Global air passenger traffic peaks by 6.5% in 2018, says IATA
No more tank farm licences, residents in Lagos insist
Firm empowers SMEs on social media investments returns

Trump Finds African Woman Juggling Ball ‘Amazing,’ Retweets Video On Twitter
Atiku Has Conceded Defeat ― Oshiomhole
77-Year-Old Bernie Sanders Announces Second Presidential Bid
BREAKING: Zenith Bank Records N193.424bn Profit After Tax
Buhari Meets Security Chiefs, Northern Governors
I was not arrested with PVCs — Kwara PDP chieftain
Buhari’s shoot-on-sight order, unpresidential ― Sowunmi
Man allegedly stole 25 liters kegs valued N2,000, gets N10,000 bail
Why Buhari is angry with INEC boss ― Secondus
Agbaje laments Lagos transportation mess, promises better deal
Man docked over alleged cheating
2,044 students receive free UTME forms from federal lawmaker
Tiv youths declare for Buhari
Anambra Govt targets 179 communities for street light project
Lack of health insurance affects 100m Nigerians ― Association
Plateau state INEC receives complete sensitive and non sensitive materials
Anambra residents to pay N5,000 fine over open defecation
INEC can’t be trusted again ― Senator Akpabio
APC, PDP, ZLP trade tackles over romance with Oyo REC, electoral officers
Opposition’s desperation for power, unimaginable ― Ajimobi
130 Fulanis killed in Kaduna, not 66 ― el-Rufai
Boko Haram attacked me to boost their standing ― Gov Shettima
Lawmaker, voters lament election postponement
Friends, family mourn Igbinedion’s son on Facebook
Why Isiaka should be Ogun next governor
APC plans to slow down cards readers in PDP strongholds ― Atiku
LG boss, govt agents allegedly disrupt Trader Moni programme in Abeokuta
Ogbomoso local govt legislative council suspends Alao-Akala’s son, 8 councillors
Army intercepts, rescues 14 trafficked minors
Customs detain four officers over Ogun shooting
Benue police to deploy 14,000 personnel for Saturday election ― CP
Buhari’s clampdown on ballot boxes’ snatchers, a call to violence ― Onuesoke
Women will occupy 40 per cent of my cabinet ― Alao-Akala
Elections: No PVC, no vote, INEC REC warns electorate
Snatching ballot box will spell end for culprit, Presidency insists
Why Buhari is angry with INEC boss ― Secondus
Agbaje laments Lagos transportation mess, promises better deal
Lack of health insurance affects 100m Nigerians ― Association
Plateau state INEC receives complete sensitive and non sensitive materials
Anambra residents to pay N5,000 fine over open defecation
Court Remands Security Guard For Stealing Properties Worth N2.5m
Zenith Bank Posts N232bn PBT, Offers N2.80k/Share Dividend
Illegal capital market activities: SEC shuts down firm in Lagos
ASG global trade meeting holds in Morocco
Nigerian Breweries declares N19bn profit for 2018
Saudi Crown Prince Arrives India After Pakistan Trip
Measles outbreak kills 136 in Philippines
Suicide blast kills three policemen in Egypt
US states sue Trump over border wall
INEC Has To Be Independent —Ogun PDP Reps’ Candidate
Political actors must play by the rules —Pastor Tunde Bakare
INEC’ll have to give account of itself now —APC Reps candidate
Why I Call Myself A Nomadic Designer —Aramanda
Elections And Fingers Of Controversy


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