News Headlines Feb 21, 2019. Headlines From Nigeria’s Major Newspapers

Compiled by Demola Adefajo

The Punch
Only an act of God can stop Saturday’s elections, says INEC
Body bag threat: ICC may prosecute El-Rufai, says Falana
Imo, Lagos, Kano result sheets found in Gombe, Kwara, Oyo
Suspended CJN’s appeals suffer further delay
Buhari is promoting barbarism
Power sector loses N69.1bn in seven weeks
Septuagenarian cleric arraigned for allegedly raping minors
JAMB postpones mock exam, may reschedule 2019 UTME
Panic as Ogun community declares curfew for traditional rites
We’ll withdraw services from hostile communities – Ikeja Electric
Elections: FG declares Friday public holiday, excludes bankers, others
PDP has plans to rig elections, says pro-Buhari group
N4.9bn fraud: EFCC confronts Fani-Kayode with 115 cheques
Gunmen intercept commercial bus, kidnap 11 in Rivers
Lagos motorists, commuters lament road closure after train derailment
Tinubu backs Buhari’s directive on ballot box snatching
Benue police arrest two men for raping married woman
Herdsmen attack Agatu community in Benue, kill 16
Gunmen intercept commercial bus, kidnap 11 in Rivers
Cybercrime: Court orders convict to refund $500 to victim
Ex-bank manager faces N561m fraud trial
Three feared killed in Edo cult clash
Imo, Lagos, Kano result sheets found in Gombe, Kwara, Oyo
Kwankwaso storms Lagos for Agbaje, Atiku
Presidency planning to use soldiers, police to rig polls — CUPP
DSS leaking opposition’s phone conversations to APC — CUPP
Power sector loses N69.1bn in seven weeks
Banks non-performing loans hit N1.79tn in 2018
Vietnam, Hong Kong seize 13,300kg ivory, others from Nigeria
Nigeria’ll consider reduction in crude oil output —Buhari
FG recorded N3.4tn fiscal deficit in 2018
DStv, GOtv to air Serie A games
Concern as misfiring Suarez’s goals dry up
NPFL: Edo Deputy Gov rescues ref from angry fans
Sala tragedy sparks legal wrangle
Under-fire Sarri insists he can avoid Chelsea axe
Amuzie joins Slovenian club
Kola Daisi varsity slashes tuition fees
YouTube features Teni as ‘Artist On The Rise’
VIDEO: Nigerians take fight to Instagram page of Anthony Joshua’s next opponent, Jarrel Miller
Jackie Chan to shoot new film in Dubai
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
Mental health challenges facing modern African male
Group wants courts, others to stop FGM
‘Getting right support vital in fight against childhood cancer’
Food agency shuts down Akwa Ibom office over piracy
Court bars Computer Professional Council from forcefully registering members
How to set parental controls on streaming devices
Samsung unveils folding smartphone
Editorial: Elections: INEC should not bow to another postponement
Why Nigeria may have no hope
Leah Sharibu: The ‘ruthless’ order not given
Foreign interference in the 2019 elections (1)

The Nation
We’ve completed Card Readers’ configuration 100 per cent, says INEC
59 bandits killed as villagers, armed men clash in Zamfara
Falana advises Armed Forces against intimidating voters
Obi campaigns in Obosi, Nkpor, others
Delta youths endorse Atiku, Okowa others
Army Chief: ballot box snatchers’ll be dealt with
Police confirm attack on Kwara APC senatorial candidate, others
PDP’ll be defeated on Sat, says Tinubu
Two APC members shot dead by suspected PDP thugs in Kwara
Court of Appeal fails to hear Onnoghen’s suits
Oyo govt sacks Akala’s son as local govt chair
Ijebu monarchs: Kashamu is our beloved son
Election: PDP advises Buratai not to drag Military into politics
Maku pledges resuscitation of Nasarawa cultural festivals if elected governor
Causes and perils of youth exclusion in Nigeria’s political landscape
Fani-Kayode opposes EFCC’s bid to tender cheque exhibits
My daughters are my biggest supporters – Mikel
‘African players believe in ‘juju’ men than doctors’
Nigeria, others to get ANOCA’s $1m support
Edo Deputy Governor brings relief to ex-Insurance FC officials
AFCON 2019: Eagles may play in a military zone
Nigeria loses billions of dollars to prolonged bid rounds
Oil firm invests N8b in downstream
Motorists, OPS lament return of trucks to Lagos roads
Meter asset providers to begin operation soon, says NERC
AfDB approves $15m equity fund for SMEs
Chevron bags NIPS awards
Block moulders urged to standardise operations
Two conductors found with missing person’s phone
Two labourers face N285,000 theft charge
Woman charged with placing fake job vacancy posters
Plumber steals N150,000 pipes from employer
Suspected bike thief in court
Expert advises women to invest in waste management
Man held for suspected thief’s death
Teachers’ retirement age rift in Anambra
YSU to become Centre of Robotics, Artificial Intelligence
Monarch urges Fed Govt to establish education varsity in Ikere
Say what you mean and mean what you say (X)
‘Parents role vital to kids’ foundation’
FUTMinna lecturer exhibits mobile science lab in Kaduna
Our deferred poll story, by adhoc workers
ASUU and the power of paradigm (II)
UNIZIK Chinese community marks Spring festival
Group promotes reading culture
Students magazine to hold dialogue
Partnership vital to my success, says FUT MINNA’s best
Jackie Chan to shoot new film in Dubai
Take aways from some challenges of 2018 (2)
INEC’s ‘force majeure’ and matters arising
Editorial: Honour for Haile Selassie

Omene: Nigeria Needs More Technology Skills to Boost Oil Production
Top 10 Nigerian Online Adverts Records 17m Views
Expert Lists Challenges of Future Workplace
MTN Faces More Trouble as Ugandan Authorities Query Sales Figures
‘One Billion People at Risk over Long Conversation on Smartphone’
Dell EMC to Tame Growth of Unstructured Data
Ericsson Enhances 5G Platform for Smooth Network Evolution
Facebook Highlights Efforts to Protect Election Integrity in Nigeria, Others
Online Voting for BoICT Awards 2019 Opens
Unlocking Africa’s Tech Innovation via Cloud Computing
ENYO Redefines Fuels Retailing in Nigeria
Promoting African Businesses through Advertisement
Shippers’ Council and Quest for Sanity at Ports
Atletico, Man City Survive VAR to Secure Win over Juventus, Schalke
New Lease of Life for Egbema, Gbaramatu Communities
Our Ticket is the Best Option for Ogun People, Says Abati
INEC: Sensitive Election Materials Ready for Distribution in Bauchi
INEC Begins Distribution of Sensitive Election Materials in Katsina
INEC: Only Act of God Can Stop Saturday’s Polls
Atiku Alleges Plan to Postpone Elections in Borno, Adamawa, Kaduna
The Epic Battle for Lagos
Edo Dep Gov Threatens to Withdraw Insurance from NPFL
Mikel Named in Championship Team of the Week
African Tour: Mapwanya’s 64 is Lakowe’s New Course Record
D’Tigers’ Coach Targets Unbeaten Run
Quadri Promotes Nigerian Culture in New ITTF Promo
EUROPA: Arsenal Supporters Slam UEFA over Kick-off Time against BATE
GSK Reinstates Support for Asthma Control in Children
Sanwo-Olu Medical Outreach Touches 29 LGAs
GCMN Marks 50th Anniversary with Free Medical Outreach
Smithsonian’s National Museum of African Art Names Charlotte Ashamu Associate Director
Promoting Yoruba Culture in the Diaspora

Daily Trust
Benue: Soldiers killed 2 of our herders – Miyetti Allah
Lagos election result sheets found in Kwara
Sultan calls for improved road safety
Airforce destroys terrorists’ camps in Borno
A/Ibom launches Ibom Air
SDP threatens to sue Gana, Shonibare
INEC completes re-configuration of card readers – Yakubu
2019 polls: We’ll support INEC to get it right – APC
Airforce destroys terrorists’ camps in Borno
How voter turnout shapes Nigeria’s elections
I’ll not allow cabal to run my government – Atiku
…He’s desperate to occupy Aso Rock – APC chieftain
Nigerian Christopher Ambe takes early lead at Eko Challenge Cup
Assistant Coach of Super Sand Eagles, Agbo, is dead
Sultan calls for improved road safety
Eunisell gets ISO 9001:2015 certification, vows to uphold quality
Cleric docked over alleged sexual assault
School director in court over alleged rape, assault of students
Police parades 9 suspected cultists in Benue
Low adverts patronage as Nigerians go to polls
Editorial: AGF’s unfortunate letter to INEC
Meet Atiku’s die-hard supporter, Sabiu
Rahama Sadau, RMD, Ali Nuhu ‘Zero Hour’ romantic movie set for cinemas
FG redeploys Permanent Secretaries
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
Why I paid $30,000 into Onnoghen’s Account — SAN
Onnoghen: FG seeks time to respond to three appeals
Absence of counsel stalls Dokpesi’s N2.1b money laundering trial

The Sun
Abia North: Ohuabunwa is on sightseeing tour in Abuja –Kalu
HURIWA endorses Kalu, Abaribe for Senate
Army won’t disobey ‘constituted authority,’ Buratai tells Atiku
Elections must hold, FG tells INEC
65% victory for Buhari, other candidates sure in Ariaria market –Kalu
Imo: Okorocha thumb-printing ballot papers –Izunaso
…Court bars INEC from accepting APC candidate for Okigwe South
Bagudu signs N151bn 2019 budget
Oyo govt removes Alao Akala’s son as LG chair
Varsity cuts off N7.1m on tuition fees of 142 students
Rwanda’s education minister understudies EDO-BEST implementation
Herdsmen kill 16 in Agatu
Ogun presidential rally crisis: The blame game
2019: It’ll be impossible for Buhari to lose -Okafor
Army, SARS plotting to rig polls in Rivers, PDP alleges
We are confident Buhari, Lalong’ll win Plateau, says Dah-Adeh
Nigeria to consider reducing oil output for higher prices –Buhari
NCAA, telecoms operators bicker over telecoms masts around airports
Nigeria’s downstream sector records $56bn revenue
Equities gain N158bn on renewed investors’ appetite
Why Nigeria was included in 23 ‘dirty money’ blacklist –EU
Tinubu begs Igbo community not to dump APC
CDHR knocks politicians for INEC’s postponement of elections
Polls: Allegations of collusion incorrect, untrue –Iginii
Ogbia PDP stakeholders endorse Atiku, NASS candidates
Minister slams gov’s branding of APC as ‘election riggers’
D’Tigers must end qualifiers on a high- Alex
Super Sand Eagles assistant coach dies
Invalid medical certificate: Uzoho suspended, fined €1000
Omeruo wants Leganes stay
FIFA U-20 W/Cup: Bebeto, Coutou to decide Flying Eagles fate
Wrestling: Team Nigeria for Germany Grand Prix
Armed robbers kill Osaze’s hotel manager
Dennerby releases Cyprus Cup list
Victor Moses, 9 others named among top 10 overpaid players
Mikel makes Championship Team of The Week
Karl Lagerfeld is dead
Ushbebe, Kenny Blaq, others thrill fans at Chronicles of Ushbebe
Reality Star Alex Unusual gets `new whip’ from fans
Curiouser and curiouser
Mission impossible: Fighting corruption in Nigeria
INEC and troupe prove our best well-wishers wrong
OEDEMA: A warning sign
Wife cries out for passionate sex!
Remembering aig Nasarawa: The police election anchorman
Tinubu begs Igbo community not to dump APC
CDHR knocks politicians for INEC’s postponement of elections
The Guinness ‘Grow with Nigeria’ scheme

We Are Ready For Saturday Presidential, NASS Elections ― INEC
Ballot Box Snatchers: FEC Okays Buhari’s ‘Shoot-At-Sight’ Order
INEC Boss Disagrees With Buhari On Ruthless Actions Against Ballot Box…
Buhari Swears In New Permanent Secretaries
My Purported Suspension By Four Councillors Unconstitutional, Illegal…
Gbagi will receive utmost attention in our first 100 days ― Lanlehin
INEC to commence distribution of sensitive materials on Thursday in Rivers
Why 2019 elections may not be free, fair, credible ― Clark
My son’s purported suspension a big joke ― Alao-Akala
Governor Bagudu signs 2019 N151bn budget
Elections: Int’l observers committee laud security preparations in Plateau
UPDATE: APC lawyers write INEC over Rivers primaries
48 Hours to Elections, Edo Police Warns Trouble Makers
NOA takes voter education to Kaduna motor parks
ZLP governorship candidate promises improved living condition for Oyo pensioners
Elections: FG declares Friday public holiday, excludes bankers
I never wanted to vie for Senate again until… ― Ajimobi
NIP, AAC gov candidates parley NMA, promise improved health facilities
PDP cautions Buratai against dragging military into politics
Rescheduled Polls: Kogi PDP Stakeholders raise alarm over insecurity
Removal of INEC chairman will disrupt electoral process — Fashola
FG assures of diligent handling of litigation against British firm
Reschedule polls: Results sheet for Kwara found in FCT, Lagos in Kwara ― REC
Elections: Don’t use military to intimidate Nigerians, Gani Adams tells Buhari
Kashamu, our beloved son ― Ijebu monarchs
FG approves redeployment of permanent secretaries
Senate 2019: Uduaghan not disqualified from Delta South polls ― INEC
FRSC deploys 1,078 personnel for election in Sokoto, Kebbi, Zamfara States
Political violence: Ila-Orangun community urges IGP on security
Atiku’s adoption aligns with CUPP agreement ― SDP
Two reported dead in Kwara APC/PDP clash
Scholarships to female students will encourage participation in sciences — NGO
Buhari considering oil output reduction to raise price ― Presidency
Death for ballot box snatchers: Buhari is frustrated, ADP Presidential candidate says
Again, three persons killed in renewed cult war in Edo State
Elections: Int’l observers committee laud security preparations in Plateau
Removal of INEC chairman will disrupt electoral process — Fashola
FG assures of diligent handling of litigation against British firm
Court Remands Man Over Attempted Burglary
ENYO Invests N8bn In Downstream Business, Targets Expansion, Acquisition
Sterling Bank lists N33bn bonds on NSE, FMDQ
Man Handed 216 Year Prison Sentence For Leading Protests In Nicaragua
Chinese General jailed for life for graft
We’ll target USA if Washington deploys missiles in Europe ―…
Afenifere, Atiku And The Unending Discourse On Restructuring
How INEC’s one week election postponement unnerved APC
INEC has to be independent —Ogun PDP Reps’ candidate
Gov Contest: How Federal Might’ll Be Shamed In Benue —Ortom
‘Why Abiodun will win Ogun guber race’
Why I Call Myself A Nomadic Designer —Aramanda
MTN Foundation launches The Business of the Arts Series for MUSON…
Spiff, Obasijuade shines in The Johnson’s new series
Elections And Fingers Of Controversy

The Guardian
Fresh controversy over Buhari’s shooting order
‘Developing nations to push oil demand to 130mbpd’
Insider power-play in APC’s defensive electoral battle
Buhari backs oil cut by OPEC
IPMAN denies reduction in petrol price
Suspected herdsmen kill 16 persons in Benue
NCC, ONSA move to tackle fake mobile devices
Alaibe urges Bayelsa electorate to vote for all PDP candidates
Overpopulation fuelling terrorism in Africa, Obasanjo submits
Ezeji tips Lobi Stars, Rangers to scale group stage
Delta FA names electoral, appeal committees for board elections
El Kanemi hit Heartland two times as Rivers United hold Insurance
Organisers explain decision to hold Oworonsoki Valentine basketball clinic
Most Nigerian players trust jujumen than doctors, says Odemwingie
Uduaghan promises to improve Nigerian athletics, football, other sports
Another presidential candidate withdraws, backs Atiku
INEC finds Lagos election result sheets in Kwara
Why Ndigbo must vote APC, by Tinubu
How PDP, APC fight for the soul of Kwara State
Photos: Samsung Launches Folding Phone, Wireless Charging Ear Buds
Jussie Smollett Risks 3-Year Jail Term For Staged Attack
Major Category Winners Of The 2019 BRIT Awards
Discovering your why
Editorial: Internal democracy and rule of law
Buhari, El-Rufai and other body bag democrats
A headache fit for a king
Postponement of elections as a culture
INEC and the two million university students
Airbus ends A380 jets production by 2021
‘Why Federal Government launched new digital identity ecosystem’
Expert links good governance practice to business success
NCAA to sanction GSM operators over debt
Lagos government launches French quiz competition for secondary schools
NANS and the angst of finding relevance
‘Qualitative basic education will reduce out-of school menace’
56,000 candidates write Cowbellpedia Maths Competition examination
How Western diets are killing us
Firm moves against asthma among children, unveils antidote
New drug shows promise against aggressive cancers
Healthy foods and coronary heart disease

Propaganda, Lies Against Buhari Absurd – Osinbajo
Appointment Of Judges Should Not Be All-Comers Affair — Akinlawon, SAN
FG Intervention To Rescue Arik Air, Aero Contractors Saved Jobs – Sirika
Election : JAMB To Shift UTME Date
Bayelsa’ll Give 90% To PDP – Dickson
Women And Tech: Exploring Technology, Critical To Women’s World — Haastrup
‘UNLAWFUL ORDERS’: Withdraw Your Statement, Army Chief Tells Atiku
Why We’re Backing Buhari — Imo OMPALAN
APC Chieftain Murdered In Imo
How I Missed The Event
Mothers Who Abandon Babies Should Have A Rethink- Babandede
Our Commitment To Rescue Families, Children From S Gene — Prof Otoikhian
Ighalo Sets Mind On March 1 Derby Against SIPG
Obi Leads Campaign To Obosi, Nkpor, Ihiala, Nnewi
Poll Shifts In Nigeria: It’s Abject State Failure
Stanbic IBTC Reiterates Commitment To Youth Entrepreneurship
Atiku Campaign angry over Obiano’s memo to Anambra workers
Polls: Buhari, APC bent on arm-twisting security, INEC to compromise process — PDP
Atiku ’ll offer S-East quicker route to presidency — CUPP chieftain
Past govt destroyed checks and balances in civil service – Buhari
Polls: FG declares Friday public holiday, excludes bankers
Aisha Buhari defends husband, tweets ‘This Is GMB taking Nigeria to #NextLevel’
INEC stands on S-Court ruling on Rivers
Kogi under siege, PDP leaders cry out
Past govt destroyed checks and balances in civil service – Buhari
PANDEF lampoons Buhari over order on ballot box snatchers
Mikel named in Championship team of the week
Onyekuru, Kayode target Europa League progress
Victor Moses, Okaka named among top 10 overpaid players
Three Lyon players become latest victims of game-time burglaries
Am I unnecessarily jealous?
She’s so experienced, can I trust her?
I betrayed his trust and he threw me out
Valentine: A little bit of appraisal please
“Alita: Battle Angel” premieres in Lagos
Ara releases debut single ‘VIBE’
Jackie Chan to shoot new film in Dubai
Rapper Busta Rhymes announces release date for Davido’s `Fall’
Drake buys $400,000 diamond encrusted iPhone case
IPOB searches for bodies of members allegedly killed in Imo
How we use technology to solve local problems – Elo Umeh, Terragon boss
How Much Is Too Much?
SYLVESTER OKONKWO: Toughened for greatness by ruins of war


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