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News Headlines Aug 11, 2021. Headlines From Nigeria’s Major Newspapers

Compiled by Demola Adefajo

The Nation

Maradona’s latest dribble
Nigeria must learn from history, or remain stagnant, says don
Navy: we killed six suspected IPOB members in Anambra
MURIC: Zulum pulled down 11 mosques
Osinbajo: we’ll complete critical projects in Niger Delta
NDDC: Buhari will act swiftly on forensic audit report, says Akpabio
APC governors back Buni-led caretaker panel
Fashola: Second Niger Bridge at 80 per cent completion
Governors give Secondus soft landing, pacify Wike
VAT yields N1tr in six months
Dickson protests EFCC grilling over N17.5b cash
Ogundimu: A life of impeccable legacy, service to humanity
COVID-19: My experience on arrival at Lagos airport
NAFEST 2021 to showcase cultural potentials of Ekiti
Alakija calls for more women in publishing business
Publishers decry digital infrastructural decay
Is APC going the way of PDP?
Nigeria’s next president: Driving force for civic activism
APC faces litmus test ahead national convention
What APC can learn from Supreme Court judgment
‘If I reincarnate, I will remain Fela’s disciple’
Engaging youths in national development
Adopting electronic system of verifying military pensioners
Wanted: Multisport Olympics-2024 master plan
Nigeria and Maritime Organisation of West and Central Africa
Nigeria needs community, not state police
The Federal High Court judgment on VAT
Tackle flooding with all seriousness
Flood alert
Child rights
Tier-1 banks’ assets, brands define financial sector’s growth
Ngige tackles PGF DG over comments on NARD, Kaduna strikes
UPDATED: Dickson kicks as EFCC quizzes him over N17. 5b funds
Pirates kidnap five persons in Rivers waterway
Everybody should call me ATM henceforth – Toyin Lawani
Kwara women rally support for Gov AbdulRazaq
TB Joshua was a deceptive magician who carried the bible — Chris Okotie
Cubana chief priest enjoys vacation with wife
I can’t sell my relationship for N1bn- Lizzy Gold
Conduct national convention, APC Govs tell Buni
Messi gets hero’s welcome in France after agreeing to join PSG
Four die of cholera in Gombe
BREAKING: EFCC quizzes ex-Bayelsa Gov Dickson
Strike: APC Govs urge doctors to negotiate with defaulting States
WASSCE 2021 begins next Monday
Six suspected IPOB members die in Anambra gunfire – Navy
NIN required for WASSCE from 2022
BBNaija Shine Ya Eye: Maria, Pere’s affair may not work, says Yerins
Laycon to feature in Grammys Recording Academy’s new series
Pere thinks Whitemoney uses kitchen work as strategy – Boma
We borrowed Adekunle Gold mum’s old car for shows – Simi
10 injured as military averts another bloody clash in Plateau
West Africa records first Marburg virus in Guinea
Baba Ijesha’s sexual assault trial continues tomorrow
Social media reacts as Davido’s cousin B-Red says he suffered growing up
Nigerian Tunji Balogun is new CEO of Def Jam Records
Anxiety as Akpabio receives forensic audit report
BREAKING: Finally, Messi joins PSG
BREAKING: Finally, Messi joins PSG
Nigeria, Vietnam ties: Osinbajo seeks improved collaborations
Ondo Speaker, others risk suspension from APC
YahClick partners GCES for 9mobile satellite connectivity
PHOTO: PSG-bound Messi, wife fly out of Barcelona
BREAKING: PSG-bound Messi, wife fly out of Barcelona
Men must always be men has led to suffering in marriages- Real Warri Pikin
Davido to act in new Hollywood movie
Greenwood house school emerges best in DELF exams
Man ends marriage over wife’s alleged witchcraft
BBNaija Shine Ya Eye housemate: I’ve the right to kiss any housemate – Angel
Singer Waje loses dad
Man, 28, in Kwara NSCDC net for alleged kidnap, rape
Messi reaches agreement on move to PSG – L’Equipe
BBNaija Shine Ya Eye: Nini jokes about Jaypaul’s manhood
BBNaija Shine Ya Eye: Pere plans stricter measures for erring housemates
Keystone Bank empowers over 100 female entrepreneurs across Nigeria
BBNaija Shine Ya Eye: I’ve never been to Lagos until now- Yousef
Use security votes for intel gathering, APC chieftain tells Govs
Security analyst Ekhomu dies at 66
Onyeama summons Indonesian Envoy over assault on Nigerian diplomat
VAT generation hits N512.25b in Q2, says NBS
BBNaija Shine Ya Eye: Why I’m attracted to Whitemoney, by Queen
BBNaija Shine Ya Eye: Whitemoney reveals reasons for his workout session
BBNaija Shine Ya Eye: Angel is amazing despite her dressing, says Cross
Super TV boss murder: Prisons ‘pamper’ Chidinma with special car ride
IPOB’s sit-at-home turns bloody in Southeast
Obi to Southeast: convince Nigeria why you should produce next president
11 famous Nigerians once seen with Hushpuppi
Fed Govt: rising infections in Lagos, Akwa Ibom worrisome
130,000 tested in Kaduna, says commissioner
Stop managing COVID-19 cases, Osun govt warns private hospitals
Unsolved murders: We need information, say Delta police
Gunmen abduct Niger Commissioner, demand N500m
Ex-Delta justice commissioner denies affair with maid
U.S court postpones trial of Abiodun’s aide to next year
IBB, Kalu, Ise-Iyamu, others pay tributes to Hosa Okunbo
Unmarried men, women responsible for spike in HIV infections, says NACA
Fed Govt, striking doctors’ meeting ends in stalemate
Postal Commission Bill: Courier operators urge govt, union to include input
Ngige tackles PGF DG over comments on NARD, Kaduna strikes
UPDATED: Dickson kicks as EFCC quizzes him over N17. 5b funds
AUGUST 10, 2021
Pirates kidnap five persons in Rivers waterway
Conduct national convention, APC Govs tell Buni
WASSCE 2021 begins next Monday
Six suspected IPOB members die in Anambra gunfire – Navy

ThisDay

Messi Agrees to Join PSG on Two-year Contract
PDP Govs, Secondus Reach Deal, Convention May be Brought Forward
CBN: Digital Currency Would Be Critical National Infrastructur
Police Trust Fund Awards Contracts for Procurement of Arms, Ammunition
NIS Introduces Code of Conduct, Electronic Data Management System
Fayemi Announces Restriction as Ekiti Records 180 Covid-19 Cases
More Tributes as IBEDC, Odubu, Others Mourn Okunbo
Suspected Food Poisoning Kills 24 in Sokoto
New York Governor, Cuomo, Resigns after Sexual Harassment Allegations
COVID-19: FG Scores Self High on Interventions
Osinbajo: We will Complete All Critical On going Projects in Niger…
DPR Eyes $500m Fresh Investments in Domestic Gas Value Chain
Two Abducted Persons Regain Freedom in Ekiti
Security Sector Mourns Ekhomu
Cholera Outbreak Claims Four in Gombe
FG Trains 40,739 Health Workers for Second Phase of Vaccine Roll…
APC, PDP AND JEGA’S THIRD FORCE
NO GOLD FOR BARBIE
BUHARI AND THE EDUCATION SUMMIT
IBRAHIM BABANGIDA’S CROSS AT 80
NiMet to Provide Marine Forecast for Ocean Going Vessels, Earmarks N1bn…
FG Seeks Private Sector Partnership on Water Resources
Parents Urged to Invest More in Children as Cicero School Graduates…
Finally, NDDC Forensic Auditors Present Report
Lagos Explains Loan Conversion Approval by House of Assembly
Online Programme for Financially Disadvantaged Students Launched
Pirates Abduct Five Persons at Bonny River
West African Countries Urged to Take Advantage of Energy Potential
Dickson Confirms Being Grilled by EFCC
NNS Beecroft Rescues 12 Crew of Capsized Vessel at Lagos Harbour
Hijrah: Gbajabiamila Celebrates with Nigerian Muslims
Osinbajo Canvasses Agric-tech Collaboration between Nigeria, Vietnam
FG Seeks Private Sector Partnership on Water Resources
York Gov Cuomo Resigns over Sexual Harassment
COVID-19: FG Scores Self High on Interventions
CBN Releases Guidelines for Regulation, Supervision of Credit Guarantee Companies
Hijra: Buhari Urges Nigerians to Imbibe Lessons of Compassion, Peace, Love
Nigeria to Begin Local Production of COVID-19 Vaccines in 12 Months
Cholera Death Toll Rises to 75 in Katsina
At Last, NDDC Forensic Auditors Present Report
APC Govs Back Buni’s Committee on Congresses, National Convention
Anambra Guber: Umeoji, Okeke Reject Appeal Court Judgement, Heads to Supreme…
Over 112 killed in Kaduna, Plateau in 30 Days, Says Amnesty International
NDDC: Security Team of Forensic Auditors Submit Report to Akpabio
CJN Tasks Courts on Efficient Justice Delivery
IBEDC Mourns Okunbo, Says His Legacy Will not be Forgotten
Industrial Security Expert, Ekhomu, is Dead
South Korea Reports 1,540 COVID-19 Infections in Fully Vaccinated People
Onyeama Summons Indonesia Ambassador over Alleged Assault of Nigerian Diplomat in…
WANEP Committed to Women’s
Understanding Air Travellers Rights, Claims Limit
Nnoka: Stronger Policies Necessary to Reverse Current Economic Trends
Ogunbiyi: Nigeria Over-leveraged, FG Must Borrow for Specific Projects
Gains in Airtel, MTN Nigeria, Others Drive Stock Market by N317.5bn
Property Devt and Purple-Sukuk, A Match Made in Heaven
Analysts: Lagos Major Beneficiary of Rivers Court Ruling on VAT, Responsible…
Finally, NDDC Forensic Auditors Present Report
Sanwo-Olu: Sustaining APC’s Winning Habit
Orphaned by Bandits
How FMBN is Leveraging Co-operatives to Make Homes Possible for Nigerians
Kogi’s Blueprint for Holistic Regeneration, Reformation
Hero’s Welcome for ‘King’ Messi in Paris
Tokyo Olympics: NFF Congratulates Dare, Sports Ministry
Inter Free Nainggolan, Set to Join Cagliari
Arsenal Resume Talks with Odegaard on Permanent Deal
John Stones Extends Man City Contract Until 2026
Chukwueze Out as Villarreal, Chelsea Clash in Super Cup
Lagos SUBEB Empowers Variation Officers
AAAN Releases AdCademy Masterclass Schedule
DLI Colloquium to Tackle Challenges Facing Distance Learning
STEM: IKEDC Donates Cash to Vivian Fowler College
Uzodimma Assures FUTO of Access to Land Already Allocated
For a Responsible State
Editorial
CBN AND THE FALLING NAIRA VALUE

The Punch

Ex-perm sec, 86, writes Buhari, ex-presidents, National Assembly, demands restructuring before 2023
We arrested ESN chief priest with gun, IED, spiritual items –Police
Man tackles Rivers pastor for allegedly snatching wife
24 killed in Sokoto as household seasons food with fertilizer
Pastor owing hotel N.5m during Atiku’s electioneering remanded
FG recalls envoy as Indonesian officials assault Nigerian diplomat
World Bank lists Nigeria, nine others high-debt risk nations
PDP leaders save Secondus, raise zoning panel, convention holds Oct
Togolese torture: PUNCH obtains ‘missing’ legal advice, DPP orders trial
Enugu family in disarray as aunt sells baby to boyfriend
Security operatives raze Imo brothels, arrest 20 sex workers, others
World Bank lists Nigeria, nine others high-debt risk nations
Dangote, only Nigerian on 500 billionaires list, with $17.8bn
Dangote Cement lists N150bn bonds on NGX
Nigeria can earn $20bn annually from oil palm production – Obaseki
Factional Anambra APGA proceeds to Supreme Court over candidacy, continues campaign
Pinnick knocks Dalung, hails Dare
I didn’t collect $1,000 to take down TikTok video –Enekwechi
NPFL: Kwara United reject NFF committee ruling, threaten CAS action
Olympics: Team Nigeria arrive today
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At 10, I had recorded at least 50 songs – Beyoncé

Leadership

ECOWAS Parliament Moves To Ensure Energy Efficiency In Sub-region
Legal Issues Stall Payment Of Mambila Power Plant Debt
NDLEA Arrests 43 Drug Dealers In 3 States
FG, NASS Working On Constitutional Recognition For Women – Keyamo
Ebonyi Communal Crisis: Monarchs, Others Take Ceasefire Oath
Remembering Kidnap-for-ransom Victims Still In Captivity
Health Insurance Coverage For All Nigerians
In Deadly Onslaught, Military Takes Fight To Bandits’ Den
AMCON Denies Plans To Take Over Dangote Refinery
PDP Crisis: Governors, BoT Give Secondus Soft Landing
In Deadly Onslaught, Military Takes Fight To Bandits’ Den
PDP Crisis: Governors, BoT Give Secondus Soft Landing
Enugu APC Executives ‘Sack’ Nwoye As Party Chairman
The Rumble In Delta APC
ECOWAS Parliament Moves To Ensure Energy Efficiency In Sub-region
Legal Issues Stall Payment Of Mambila Power Plant Debt
AMCON Denies Plans To Take Over Dangote Refinery
Telcos Push Equities Market To N318bn Gains
Cadbury Nigeria, 14 Others To Close Gender Gap
BREAKING: Messi Agrees PSG 2 Year Deal
EDITORIAL
Health Insurance Coverage For All Nigerians

The Sun

Lagos debunks takeover of Lekki concession company
We’ve spent N502.3bn on COVID-19 intervention –Finance Minister
Nigeria to start manufacturing COVID-19 vaccines –NAFDAC
No plans to sell airports –Minister
APC crisis: Govs stand by Buni
Reprieves for embattled PDP national chairman as opposition gives him 2 more months
SMEs: Enugu, firm train 400 youths in Auto-revamp innovation
EFCC grills ex-Bayelsa gov, Dickson
Restructure Nigeria before 2023, Sambo writes Buhari, NASS, govs
Coalition of separatist agitators to stage one-million-man march at UN
5 drown in Taraba boat mishap
2 cops, civilian crushed to death in Edo
PDP elders back Ozigbo
We’ll reduce human impact with ICT gadgets, says INEC
Over 2,000 corps members ready for Anambra poll –NYSC coordinator
Anambra’ll witness political tsunami on Nov. 6 –APC
Group mobilises for Accord party candidate
Nigeria loses N900bn to foreign engineering services, says FG
CBN releases guidelines for regulation of CGCs
Investors to stake $500m in gas network infrastructure
VAT revenue rises by N15.86bn in Q2 –NBS
Air Peace to commence Ibadan, Douala flights August 17, 19
Chukwueze out for three months
Tokyo 2020: Team Nigeria’s efforts’ll bring better results in future – Are
Enekwechi threatens to sue Adeleye over video comments
Aiteo Cup Final: Nasarawa govt abandoned sport reporters in Edo — SWAN
Purity hails Oborodudu, thanks Dare, NOC, Igali for support
SWAN mourns ex-NFF boss, Oneya
Capt. Hosa: The final flight…
‘Hide-and-seek game’ incorrect
Abraham’s Sacrifice: This is my last article on Bible issues (1)
Hidden knowledge on why people suffer (16)
Legality of public parade of suspects by security agencies (2)
Nigeria not blessed with abundant human, natural resources
The Twitter ban and Commonwealth intervention
96-year-old woman suffers stroke over house marked for demolition
Akwa United’s victory and Akan Udofia’s motivation
Insecurity: The expediency of sustained joint military operations
Nigeria loses N900bn to foreign engineering services, says FG
CBN releases guidelines for regulation of CGCs

Daily Trust

APC Governors Ask Buni To Organise Convention
We’ll Complete All Critical Projects In Niger Delta, Osinbajo Assures
How 16-Year-Old Girl Set Colleague Ablaze In Kwara
Borno Govt Demolished More Mosques Than Churches – MURIC
Beyoncé: I Had Up To 50 Songs Before I Became A Teenager
Drama As Zulum Conducts Impromptu Test For Teachers
PDP Crisis: Secondus’ Tenure Reduced By Two Months
FG Approves N4bn For Fuelling Police Vehicles
Dangote Is The Only Nigerian On Bloomberg Billionaires’ List
37 Days After, 80 Bethel Baptist Students Still In Captivity
We’ll Complete All Critical Projects In Niger Delta, Osinbajo Assures
Pirates Abduct 5 Persons In Rivers State
Group Raises Alarm Over Cancelation Of Oyo Flood Project
‘Why Ebonyi Govt Needs To Explore Its Talents’
Kebbi Lauds Rice Investments, Starts New Tax Law Sept
LCCI Shares Revenue Boosting Strategy
AfCFTA: ITC, NEPC Train Export Workers On Export
Oil Accounts For 10% GDP, 86% Export Earnings — Sylva
APGA Leadership Crisis Deepens As Okeke’s Faction Heads To S’Court
2023: Olawepo-Hashim Advocates Ideological Politics
Delta Blasts Own Lawmakers Who Voted Against E-Voting
PHOTOS: Messi’s Image Pulled Down From Camp Nou
Messi’s Record-Breaking Club Career In Numbers
Messi Is Joining PSG, Says Father
Messi ‘Agrees’ Two-Year Deal With PSG
Nigeria Recalls Envoy To Indonesia Over Assault On Diplomat
9 Nigerians Die Of Malaria Every Hour — Minister
Ogun Reopens Market Shut Over Cholera Scare
‘Why Lassa Fever Vaccines Have Not Been Developed’
Coalition Demands Sugary Drinks Labelling, Health Tax To Fund Diabetes Treatment
FCTA To Give Education Priority
FRSC Decorates 9 Officers
NSCDC Nabs Man For Kidnap And Rape Of Minor Despite Ransom
2 Fraudsters Forfeit 3 Duplexes, N200m, Cars To FG
2 Men Docked For N2.2m Fraud In Ado-Ekiti
Gunmen Attack Police Station In Nnewi

Tribune

NIN registration to become compulsory for WASSCE candidates from next year, says WAEC
Nigerian Gas Marketing Company empowers 40 rural women from Delta, Edo
Coalition demands reversal of power sector privatisation
ECOWAS targets 24 million tons rice production with new ‘Rice Offensive’ action plan
AGRF launches agribusiness deal room in Abuja
24 family members die of suspected food poisoning in Sokoto
NSCDC arrest suspected kidnapper in Kwara market
Group says petition on Okoro’s alleged unlawful detention misleading
AfCFTA: NICArb organises roundtable on trade, dispute resolution
Fintechs can be catalyst for unprecedented growth ―Zakka
NNPC promotes, redeploys senior management
New York to get first female governor as Andrew Cuomo resigns
Reps fail to stop resident doctors’ strike
ITF is fully repositioned, refocused for service delivery ―…
Sanwo-Olu inspects Reverend Esther Ajayi’s new church…
Nigerian Gas Marketing Company empowers 40 rural women from…
Coalition demands reversal of power sector privatisation
Oyo loses out on World Bank $70m flood intervention funds
FG demands stiffer sanctions for quack engineers
ECOWAS targets 24 million tons rice production with new…
Again, illegal residential houses, worship centres, shops,…
Resident doctors adamant, as negotiation is deadlocked
Lagos govt launches 10 million students’ digital…
TETFund boss charges OAU Institute on problem-solving…
AGRF launches agribusiness deal room in Abuja
2023: PDP takes steps to zone party offices as Secondus…
Govt orders residents to vacate Akwa-Ibom community ravaged…
Again, pirates kidnap two females, three male passengers…
Edo APC mourns Captain Hosa Okunbo
Why I visited EFCC after invitation, says ex-Bayelsa Gov…
ITF is fully repositioned, refocused for service delivery ―…
Anambra guber: Umeoji, Okeke reject Appeal Court judgement,…
IBEDC mourns Captain Hosa, says his legacy will not be…
43 drug dealers arrested in fresh raids in Ondo, Nasarawa,…
Two policemen, driver killed in Edo auto crash
COVID-19: Fayemi imposes restrictions on public gatherings…
Cholera outbreak claims four lives in Gombe, 48 hospitalized
Sanwo-Olu inspects Reverend Esther Ajayi’s new church…
Oyo loses out on World Bank $70m flood intervention funds
Ekiti set to take delivery of high-tech drones to tackle…
School Feeding Programme: FG enumerates Abia primary schools
More tributes for Captain Hosa as family opens register at…
Nigerian Gas Marketing Company empowers 40 rural women from…
FG demands stiffer sanctions for quack engineers
Lagos govt launches 10 million students’ digital…
School feeding programme: FG begins enumeration, data…
New Kwara Police commissioner resumes
Coalition demands reversal of power sector privatisation
ECOWAS targets 24 million tons rice production with new…
TETFund boss charges OAU Institute on problem-solving…
Again, pirates kidnap two females, three male passengers…
Plateau killings: 29,000 displaced as military investigates…
Resident doctors adamant, as negotiation is deadlocked
AGRF launches agribusiness deal room in Abuja
Edo APC mourns Captain Hosa Okunbo
43 drug dealers arrested in fresh raids in Ondo, Nasarawa,…
Two policemen, driver killed in Edo auto crash
Why I visited EFCC after invitation, says ex-Bayelsa Gov…
COVID-19: Fayemi imposes restrictions on public gatherings…
Cholera outbreak claims four lives in Gombe, 48 hospitalized
Editorial
Ghana’s #Fix-the-country protests
Of ‘japa’ and Nigeria’s economy
Oyo PDP crisis and the search for compromise
We should rescue PDP first before talking about 2023 — George
PDP and its game of musical chairs
Ilorin agog as Oga Bello gives mother befitting burial
SJW’s AcebergTM drops sizzling new track ‘Bella’
I am focused on music, no plans for baby mama ―Purple Plutonian

The Guardian

PDP: Secondus survives, gets reprieve with early convention
Marketers blame forex, importation as Jet A-1 hits N315/litre
Journey of Nigeria’s telecoms revolution
NARD may call off strike before weekend, says Reps
Lagos welcomes introduction of modular health facility
Niger Delta youths urge Buhari to inaugurate screened NDDC board
Hypertension patients four times more likely to be bedridden
Eyimofe wins Best Feature Narrative at BlackStar Film Festival
FG allays fear over assorted vaccines as 176,000 doses of J&J arrive today
NPA ex-employees lose member, seek Buhari, Amaechi’s intervention
Protesting Okada riders ground activities in Ota over alleged compulsory riders permit
Pastor, four others die in Taraba boat accident
ESN group allegedly kills Imo juju priest
Ronaldinho wishes Messi ‘many moments of joy’ after PSG move
I came too early, Okocha jokes following Messi’s £1million weekly pay
U.S. ready to support Nigeria’s basketball development, says envoy
Sancho, Varane arrivals raise expectations for Solskajer at Man Utd
Edo Assembly moves to repeal Bendel Sports Council law
Injured Nadal withdraws from ATP Toronto Masters
Adewale Laoye releases Omo Yoruba
Individuals not parties will decide Anambra governorship, says Okonkwo
All eyes on INEC as Appeal Court upholds Oye, Soludo
Igbo youths decry alleged lopsided appointments by Buhari
Fresh crisis hits Enugu APC as thugs invade secretariat
Editorial
Terrorism, escalating warfare and FG’s denial
Importers, agents incur N200 billion demurrage over recurring server failure
‘Full trade recovery at risk without equitable vaccine roll-out’
Analysts worry about transparency in reserves’ management
Amaechi decries sabotage of $200m Cabotage Fund by finance ministry
Not all superheroes wear capes
Hunger in the land
Minister Dare and politics of the Olympics – Part 2
Government in power without power – Part 2

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