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News Headlines Aug 13, 2021. Headlines From Nigeria’s Major Newspapers

Compiled by Demola Adefajo

The Nation

MTN rebuilds relationship with NCC after fine
Bankers: Customers abusing forex requirement
‘40% of smuggled vehicles in Nigeria are stolen’
About 1.3m candidates writing 2021 NECO exam, says Registrar
‘Govt withholding El-Zakzaky’s, wife’s passports’
How youths can foster national growth, by minister, NIIA, UN chiefs
Air Peace launches flights to Gombe
Youths are fuel for development, says minister
N2.5tr spent on varsities, others in 10 years, says Fed Govt
States fail to access N130b UBEC funds
Fayemi urges strike doctors to reconsider emphasis on strike
Striking doctors summoned by Industrial Court
Bank CEOs: how forex buyers, firms undermine CBN policy
PDP asks court to sack Buni as governor
Striking doctors slammed with ‘no work, no pay’ rule
Buhari, governors, lawyers, others condole with Fawehinmi family over son’s death
Tinubu: he was committed to justice
COVID-19: Nigeria’s UK High Commission shut
Bible Society calls for more govt support
APC senator writes off Buhari’s 774,000 public works jobs
Buhari meets Tinubu in London
Discrepancies in Red Cross’ food intervention
Premature testimony attracts evil spirit – Rudeboy
Top 10 Instagram earners in Nigeria
Why we asked for suspension of sit-at-home order, by Nnamdi Kanu’s family
PDP wants court to sack Buni, Gubana
BREAKING: Abducted Niger Commissioner freed
Comedian Chief Obi celebrates US citizenship
No burial date yet for late Mohammed Fawehinmi – Family
BBNaija Shine Ya Eye: I’m attracted to Michael, says Jackie B
Young musicians have no regard for elders – Alariwo of Africa
FG begins 4th MSMEs survey – NBS
Why my debut album has a gospel song- Rude Boy
Tinubu condoles with Fawehinmi family over son’s death
Osun State Assembly passes anti-open grazing bill
Train crushes mother, child to death in Delta
BBNaija Shine Ya Eye: I don’t feel a certain way about Blaqbonez subs at me- Yerins
IBB was not individually responsible for Vatsa’s fate – Gen. Akilu
Anti-Buhari’s comments: I attended meeting as APC reconciliator, says ex-Gov Bindow
I’ll keep uplifting young talents – Cubana chief priest
Kidnapped Ijebu-Ode Chief Imam found dead in car
Eat ‘N’ Go launches warehouse, commissary facilities
FG withholds El-Zakzaky, wife’s passports, group alleges
Destiny Etiko celebrates birthday with cash gifts, cakes from fans
Brass & Books wins best corporate credit union award in West Africa
I’m originally Igbo, says Rihanna
Obi Cubana spotted chilling with Timaya
Seized 25 trucks: A/Court dismisses Evans’ N200m suit against police
BBNaija Shine Ya Eye: Angel professes affection for Cross
JUST IN: Ex-President Shehu Shagari’s wife dies at 80
B’Haram fighting force grossly depleted – DHQ
BBNaija Shine Ya Eye: Maria has bad energy
3 herders in court over alleged farm invasion
NDLEA intercepts G3 rifle with 78 rounds of live ammunition
How my three children escaped from kidnappers den – Village Head
VIDEO: Cow disrupts Ogun NYSC camp parade
Plateau records 28 new deaths, 1,415 cases of cholera
Fawehinmi’s family restricts public from residence
JUST IN: FG to consider lockdown for Delta variant if…
Baba Dee lambast Sound Sultan’s ‘fake friends’
BBNaija Shine Ya Eye: Nini, Tega, Peace, Michael, Liquorose win N500k each
Super Eagles legend Okocha welcomes Messi to PSG
Nollywood actor Stanley Okoro dies
Ward congresses: APC gets petitions from 14 states
BBNaija Shine Ya Eye: I miss my man, says Saskay
Mechanic jailed 6 months for stealing auto parts from seminary
Mohammed Fawehinmi was a passionate activist, says Sanwo-Olu
Why I discourage biographies, awards, others, by Obi
Police arrest 28 suspects at Lagos black spot
N10.7b Ponzi scheme: 22-year-old gets N2b bail
Kogi’s war against food insecurity
Troops push to reclaim forests from bandits
Kebbi: 146 die of cholera, 20 councils affected
‘Govt must solve water crisis to tackle cholera, others’
Court declines Okorocha’s plea to stop takeover of his properties
Council boss alerts residents to third wave
FCT gets $15m World Bank intervention funds
Toll payment returns on 5,050km Federal Highways
WHO testing Artesunate, two other drugs for treatment of severe cases
Fed Govt explains strict travel protocols
Buhari condoles Fawehinmi family over son’s death

ThisDay

Breaking: Abducted Niger Commissioner Regains Freedom
Breaking: Nigeria Shuts High Commission in London as Diplomats Test Positive for COVID-19
Breaking: PDP Seeks Buni’s Removal as Yobe Governor
Banks to Blacklist Customers Engaged in FX Manipulation
Breaking: Former President Shagari’s Widow, Hadiza, is Dead
Indonesia: Secondus Seeks Stiffer Penalty, Bemoans Debasing of Nigerians Abroad
NDLEA Intercepts Bandits, Seizes Heavy Weapons in Katsina, Benue
Police: We Parade Suspects to Educate Public
Nigeria Has Frustrated Younger Generation, Say Yoruba Elders
Assisted by Military Operations, 11 Abducted People Escape from Captivity in…
Cholera Kills 206 in Kebbi, Scores Hospitalised
Akpabio Urges Communities to Protect Govt Projects
Nigeria High Commission in London Closed over COVID-19 Scare
Akpabio Urges Communities to Protect Govt Projects
Nigeria High Commission in London Closed over COVID-19 Scare
Obiano, Duke, Moghalu, Murray-Bruce Extol Anyaoku over Service to Humanity
DHQ: Boko Haram, ISWAP Fighters Depleted Vows to contain…
TETFund Invests N2.5tn in Varsities, Others in 10yrs
As Shell Finally Agrees to Pay Ogoni Communities N45.9bn
Breaking: Abducted Niger Commissioner Regains Freedom
Moghalu Lists Qualities of Nigeria’s Next President
Buhari Mourns Hadiza Shagari
South Africa Secures Deal to Manufacture COVID-19 Vaccine
Breaking: PDP Seeks Buni’s Removal as Yobe Governor
Banks to Blacklist Customers Engaged in FX Manipulation
FG Set to Commence Fourth MSMEs Survey
Third Wave: Lagos Activates 10 COVID-19 Oxygen Treatment, Sample Collection Centres
Over 1,000 Terrorists, Families Surrender, 27 Killed in N/East
Nigeria Receives 177,600 Doses of Johnson & Johnson COVID-19 Vaccine
SCI Trains 10,460 Girls, Boys in Reproductive Health in Katsina
11 Escape from Kidnapper’s Den in Kaduna
N’ Assembly Approves Extra-budgetary Funding for Armed Forces
Delta Variant: Govt Not Considering Lockdown, Says Minister
Long Live King Buni!
Stock Market Maintains Positive Trend, Appreciates By N480.8bn In Three Days
SEC Expresses Readiness to Collaborate with RIMAN to Deepen Capital Market
UBN to Train Youths on AI, Robotics Technology
Odusote: Reliable Electricity Key to Lagos State’s Economic Goal
Ukpeh: Photography Business Will be Worth $150bn by 2026
Buhari Should Now Inaugurate the NDDC Screened Board
The Prism Called Twitter in Nigeria
A Case for the Bill on Harmonised Retirement Age for Staff…
Don’t Blame Me for Your Political Misfortune, Keyamo Fires Back at Oshiomhole
Middlechase Delivers Fairfield Apartment Project as Homeowners Take
Fosudo Emerges as Winner at 4th Beeta Playwright Competition
WHERE IS CAPTAIN HOSA?
FRSC AND N30,000 PENALTY
Luk Who’s Back at the Bridge!
Newcomers Brentford Host Arsenal in Season’s Opening Battle Tonight
New Managers in the Dug Out
Big Signings So Far: Grealish, Sancho, Varane & White
Adegoke Applauds FG, Sports Ministry over Tokyo 2020
Capt Hosa: The Final Flight
Editorial
HAZARDS OF PLASTICS LITTER
Why Does 2023 Seem So Far Away?

The Punch

Pro-Osinbajo group writes Lawan, others, seeks support for VP
Enugu APC bigwigs dividing, intimidating foundation members – Spokesman
Secondus blames APC for Nigerians’ humiliation abroad
Osun Assembly passes anti-open grazing bill, bans minor from grazing
Why deputies fall out with govs – Benue deputy gov
COVID-19 free rise: States defend community testing stoppage, experts warn of disaster
Buhari, NLC, Tinubu, others mourn Fawehinmi son’s death
MAN, LCCI warn as FG tolls Lagos-Ibadan, Abuja-Lokoja, Enugu-P’Harcourt roads, others
Suspected bank hacker, BDC operators nabbed over N1.868bn scam
Disco worker jailed six months for illegal disconnection in Kogi
Hi-Impact reschedules park activities as fire guts studio
Lagos, Kano shut 20 pharmacies, patent medicine stores, private clinic
Buhari, NLC, Tinubu, others mourn Fawehinmi son’s death
MAN, LCCI warn as FG tolls Lagos-Ibadan, Abuja-Lokoja, Enugu-P’Harcourt roads, others
FG, states, LGs suffer N329.6bn shortfall in five months
Nigeria among highest IDA borrowers, says World Bank
Pro-Osinbajo group writes Lawan, others, seeks support for VP
Osun Assembly passes anti-open grazing bill, bans minor from grazing
Why deputies fall out with govs – Benue deputy gov
Lukaku now Chelsea’s highest earner -Report
Celtic stroll into Europa League play-offs
African clubs retain away goals after Europe scraps rule
Jigawa Golden Stars sack chief coach, assistants

Leadership

NIRSAL Backs Potato Value Chain Expo
NSCDC Trains 430 Officers In Counterterrorism In Benue
Police Seal Off Rivers NUJ Secretariat
NSCDC Approves 24 Private Security Firms, Warns Against Corruption
HoS Sets Agenda For New Perm Secs
FCTA Kicks Off N1.8bn Kagini Rail Station Access Road, Park
PDP Asks Court To Sack Buni, Deputy
President Buhari Approves Oxygen Plant In Yobe
Politics Should Not Be Solely For Politicians – Moghalu
Feelin’ Fly: DREAM FRIDAYS
2023 Presidency: I Will Announce My Position Soon – Bauchi Governor
Bayelsa APC Youths Ask Buni To End Sylva, Lokpobiri Feud
APGA Crisis: Umeh Cautions Umeoji Against Going To Supreme Court
NNPC Shake-up Will Enhance Efficiency – Experts
DMO Debunks Report On Nigeria As High-debt Risk Nation
BREAKING: Chelsea Complete £98m Lukaku Move From Inter
PSG Best Place For Me To Win Champions League Again – Messi
EDITORIAL
Need To Improve Education Funding
An Encounter With A Doctor: It’s Your Life

The Sun

Bankers’ Committee threatens tough sanctions for saboteurs of new forex policy
Cholera kills 816, infects 31,000 in 22 states –FG
You can’t break Nigeria, Abubakar tells agitators
We’re all saddened, still in shock –Fawehinmi Family
PDP ask court to sack Gov. Buni, deputy
Igbo presidency: Ohanaeze blasts Ogunlewe
8 FAAN, NCAA directors still in office, receiving salaries 5 months after tenure expiration
FG’s allocation of basic, social amenities should be apolitical –Wike
AAAN AdCademy Masterclass begins August 26
Rep justifies establishment of NYSC trust fund
Military deactivates illegal refineries in Niger Delta
Rising figures of out-of-school children unacceptable –FG
Anambra needs candidate with good manifesto –SDP
Reason I dumped PDP for Accord –Maduka
Why youths don’t win Anambra governorship polls –Okeke
NOA drums support for INEC
Traders, market association drum support for APGA
Dollar scarcity persists as Naira drops to N515/$1
FG begins 4th MSMEs’ survey –NBS
3 young entrepreneurs win FoodCo contest
Union Bank, Awarri unveil 2021 Next Robotics Legend programme
Insecurity, economic uncertainty hurting FDIs in real estate –Iluyomade
APC and impunity of arrogant power
Politicisation of security
Union Bank, Awarri unveil 2021 Next Robotics Legend programme
Labour party’ll reposition Anambra State –Agbasimalo
PDP ask court to sack Gov. Buni, deputy

Daily Trust

Nigeria Shuts UK High Commission As Officials Contract COVID
Motorists Groan Over Hike In Registration, Licence Fees
How Plateau’s New Crises May Threaten Lalong’s Peace Legacy
As We Mark International Youth Day
Looming Scenario In Afghanistan
Worrying Challenges Of Insecurity On Agriculture And Economy
Tinubu, Buhari Meet In London
Abducted Niger Commissioner Regains Freedom
FG: Procurement Of Fresh COVID Vaccine Gulped N122bn
Shagari’s Widow Dies Of COVID In Abuja Hospital
11 Hostages Flee Bandits’ Camps In Kaduna
NRC Postpones Resumption Of Lagos-Kano Train
Daily Trust Among Most Searched Newspapers On Google
FG Commissions Enugu NIS Headquarters Months After #ENDSARS Protest Attack
You Must Ban BBNaija, Students Tell FG
Forex: Bank CEOs Plan Digital Process To Check Fraud
AfDB Leads Others With $6.7bn Climate Financing
Lagos Port Complex Expects 19 Ships
Nigeria Not High Debt-Risk Nation – DMO
SMEDAN, NBS To Start 4th MSMEs Survey
INEC Suspends E-Voting Machines Procurement Over Electoral Act Amendment Delay
2023: IBB’s Template Best For Nigeria — APC Chieftain
Osun APC Crisis: Aregbesola’s Supporters Allege Assassination Plot
PDP Seeks Buni’s Sack Over APC Caretaker C’ttee
‘Why Deputy Governors Fall Out With Principals’
Anyanacho Aims For Top 6 Before Paris 2024 Olympics
Nigeria’s Quartet Confirmed For CAF Inter-Clubs Competitions
Super Eagles Drop 7 Places In Latest FIFA Rankings
‘Sports Federations’ Elections Will Kick-Start 2024 Olympics Preparations’
Lukaku Joins Chelsea From Inter Milan For £98 Million ($136m)
Rainy Days Await Soybean Farmers As FG Directs Local Production Of Soy Sauce
Climate Change: Experts Guide Farmers On Planting Time
Unimaid CMD: Emeka Offor Medical Intervention Helps In Treating BH Victims
J&J Single-Dose COVID-19 Vaccine Rolls Out Next Week
9 Nigerians Die Of Malaria Every Hour — Minister
Ogun Reopens Market Shut Over Cholera Scare
‘Why Lassa Fever Vaccines Have Not Been Developed’
National Mathematical Centre To Reinvigorate Programmes
Kudos As Buhari Increases Education Budget 6 Years After
Lecturer’s Sack: Court Rules In Favour Of LASU
Bayelsa Begs Tertiary Institution Staff To Shelve Planned Strike
Police Arrest Bank Hacker Over N1.87bn Fraud
Polio: Kaduna Tasks Parents To Immunise Children Under 5
Sardauna Foundation Seeks Ways To Reform Almajiri System
Court Dissolves Marriage Over Husband’s Inability To Provide For Family
Court Remands Man For Insulting Married Woman
Police Arrest Three For Looting Warehouse In Ogun
Ekiti Court Remands Teenager Over Murder
Petrol Station Manager Gets N.5m Bail Over Theft
Weapons Seized From Bandits In Katsina, Benue
How Angry Taraba Villagers Murdered Man Who Killed Friend Over Farm
Editorial
Beyond Education Summits

Tribune

We are working behind the scene for Igboho’s freedom, says Yoruba Council of Elders
Restructure Nigeria now to end agitations for secession, says Anyaoku
We’ll announce Mohammed Fawehinmi’s burial rites in due course ― Family
Develop informal sector, stakeholders urge FG
Army assures adequate support to NYSC in Anambra
Shippers council not bothered about operators plight, industry challenges ― APMDC
PVP: Stakeholders meet over implementation, project bumper harvest for farmers
International Youth Day: Traditional chief wants youths welfare, employment prioritised
Train crushes mother, daughter hawking to death in Delta
Court remands man for insulting married woman
‘Hypertension increases possibility of permanent hearing loss’
Covid-19: 1.5 million children have been orphaned by pandemic, study estimates
Court dismisses Evan’s N200m suit against police over seized 25 trucks
Delta variant: We are not at level of threat yet to consider lockdown,…
FG bemoans inability of states to access N130bn basic…
Develop informal sector, stakeholders urge FG
Army assures adequate support to NYSC in Anambra
Alleged kidnapppers’ informant, fake policeman, others…
TETFund injected N2.5 trillion in varsities, others in 10…
PVP: Stakeholders meet over implementation, project bumper…
Bayelsa seeks establishment of special waterways security…
COVID-19: Lagos activates oxygen treatment centre
Shagari’s widow dies in Abuja
We are working behind the scene for Igboho’s freedom,…
Alleged embezzlement: I have nothing to hide, Dickson tells…
Urhoghide mourns Captain Hosa, says Nigeria lost a business…
Edo police arrest 24-year-old tricyclist for allegedly…
Ugwuanyi inaugurates reconstituted Enugu State Judicial…
40% of vehicles imported into Nigeria are stolen, says…
Over 1000 terrorists, family members, collaborators have…
FRSC dismisses reports on number plate price hike, insists…
Buhari condoles Shagari’s family over death of…
Court sentences AEDC staff to six months imprison for…
33,140 passengers travelled Lagos/Ibadan railway in July…
Court dismisses Evan’s N200m suit against police over seized…
Alleged kidnapppers’ informant, fake policeman, others…
We’ll announce Mohammed Fawehinmi’s burial rites…
J&J vaccine: FG targets elderly, riverine populations
Mpape: Worship centres, business shops, shanties, other…
TETFund injected N2.5 trillion in varsities, others in 10…
We will continue to promote investor-friendly environment ―…
COVID-19: Lagos activates oxygen treatment centre
PENGASSAN demands safer Nigeria in week-long security…
Develop informal sector, stakeholders urge FG
Army assures adequate support to NYSC in Anambra
Shagari’s widow dies in Abuja
Edo police arrest 24-year-old tricyclist for allegedly…
Sanwo-Olu charges Lagosians on payment of waste bills
Shippers council not bothered about operators plight,…
PVP: Stakeholders meet over implementation, project bumper…
Ugwuanyi inaugurates reconstituted Enugu State Judicial…
Court sentences AEDC staff to six months imprison for…
FRSC dismisses reports on number plate price hike, insists…
Facebook may be forced to sell Giphy
Editorial
Tokyo and Nigeria’s show of shame
New Ekiti LCDAs as catalysts for grass-roots development
On interagency collaboration crusade
Nigeria in distress: Is the solution in marketing communications…
Ultimate Love’s Iyke, Theresa call off engagement

The Guardian

Eleven hostages escape amid military offensive in Kaduna, two others rescued
APC group seeks Osinbajo presidency in 2023
Boko Haram’s fighting force depleted, says military
Plateau indigenes vow to defend selves against Fulani killers
Stakeholders disturbed as Nigeria, others lose $3.8b to environmental degradation
NDLEA intercepts bandits with AK 47 rifles in Katsina, Benue
Concerns as repairs of burnt Lagos Airport bridge begin
Police parade 21-year-old suspect in possession of AK 47 in Cross River
Lagos records 822 disasters in six months, set up working group for emergencies
Flood kills five in Bauchi
Ex-President Shehu Shagari’s widow Hadiza dies of COVID-19⁣, Niger’s flood death toll rises to 55⁣
I’ll be glad to make D’Tigress squad to Paris 2024 Olympics, says Udueyin
Tiger Woods sues former lover Rachel Uchitel
The Middlestump opens free junior cricket camp
Justin Rose selected to receive Payne Stewart award
Brentford host Arsenal as English Premier League returns today
Lukaku rejoins Chelsea for club record fee from Inter
Noah Dallaji Legacy U-17 Basketball Tourney lights up Kano
Ebonyi indigenes reject zoning for 2023 guber poll
Lagos APC group seeks national body’s intervention in crisis
Editorial
Tree planting beyond the routine
We will hand over FX fraudsters to law enforcers, bankers warn
SEC secures AfDB grant to boost investor protection, regulation
WoodMac puts Shell’s divestment assets in Nigeria at $2.3b
Coalition of Nigerian firms move to close gender gaps
Nigeria’s poorest vice chancellor
­­­­­­­­­­Nigeria’s macabre dance to global debt trap
Buhari’s philosophy of living within one’s means
FG must tread the path of honour

Independent

Does IBB’s Opinion Count On 2023 Presidency?
Union Bank, Awarri Unveil 2021 Next Robotics Legend Programme
Olota Not Responsible For Itele Obaship Troubles – Indigenes
Biomedical To Deworm 40,000 Children As 40th Anniversary Gift
Farayola, 7-Year-Old With Tumour In The Head, Seeks Financial…
Mohammed Fawehinmi Was A Passionate Activist – Sanwo-Olu
Mohammed Fawehinmi Didn’t Die From COVID-19, Burial To Be…
FG Rules Out Lockdown Despite Rising COVID-19 Cases
Only A Northerner Can Win Presidency For PDP In 2023 — Dokpesi
Mark, Kalu, Gana, Nwachukwu, Akilu Say IBB Assembled Best Brains For Nigeria
Nigeria Shuts UK Embassy As Diplomats Test Positive For COVID-19
We’ve Heavily Depleted Boko Haram Fighting Force In North-East — DHQ
N17.5bn Flood Funds: I Have Nothing To Hide From EFCC, Says Dickson
Shagari’s Widow Dies Of COVID-19 In Abuja Hospital
BREAKING: Chelsea Confirm Romelu Lukaku Signing From Inter In €115m Deal
Man City Preparing Improved €150m Bid For Kane
Harry Maguire Names Man Utd’s Main Rivals For Premier…
Grealish Sends Message To New Man City Teammate De Bruyne
Arteta Laments ‘Most Difficult’ Transfer Window
COVID-19: AU Delivers First Shipment Of Johnson And Johnson…
Nigeria’s Manufacturing Sector Tops N512.25bn Realised From VAT In Q2 2021 – NBS
Kaspersky Identifies Top Malware Families In Nigeria, Others
Why Nigeria Couldn’t Manage Oil Industry – CISLAC
LCCI Seeks Infrastructural Development To Boost…
Red Star Bridges Wholesalers, Retailers Gap With Dedicated…
COVID-19: Schwarzenegger Lashes Out At People Refusing To…
PDP Wobbling Disastrously Because Of Poor Leadership – Bode George
PDP Crisis: ‘It Is Undemocratic To Force Secondus Out Of Office – Hon.…
PDP Should Unite To Win Anambra Election – Party Chieftain
Ebonyi Soccer Fans Remember Okwaraji
Nigerian Athletes Deserve Respect, Not Knocks – Dare
Messi Dreams Winning UCL At PSG
NPFL: Kwara Utd Reject NFF Committee Ruling

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