News Headlines Dec 19, 2021. Headlines From Nigeria’s Major Newspapers

News Headlines Dec 19, 2021. Headlines From Nigeria’s Major Newspapers

Compiled by Demola Adefajo


Osinbajo, Lawan, Govs, Ministers Grace Installation of Buhari’s Son, Yusuf, as Talban Daura
Turkey to Help Nigeria Tackle Insecurity; Buhari, Erdogan Strengthen Defence Ties
NLC to FG: We will Confront Fuel Subsidy Removal with Protests
US Study: Omicron Markedly Resistant to Vaccines, Booster Shots
Nigeria’s Recidivist Insecurity and PMB’s Remissness: Libya and China…
Nigeria’s First Green Smart City Promises New Premium Living Standards
Review NYSC Orientation Exercise
Joza Global Emerges Overall Best at Larfarge Transport Summit
Buhari Canvasses Concrete International Support to Defeat Terrorism in Africa
Fani-Kayode Arraigned for Alleged Forgery in Lagos, Granted N5m Bail
Dismantling the Myths of 3.5 GHz Spectrum Auction
Counting the Losses in UAE-Nigeria Air Travel Impasse
Cutting Governance Cost through Fiscal Transparency, Prudence
Awele Elumelu: Businesses Should Have Dual Purpose of Achieving…
All Eyes on Trademark War Between Rite Foods and…
Thumbs Up to Hadi Sirika!
Mustapha: I will Bring Integrity and Character as APC National Chairman
Saraki at 59: A Doctor and His Health Projects
How FG Prevented Marital Apocalypse
Championing Meaningful CSR Projects for LUTH
Rangers Not Releasing Aribo, Balogun Till Jan. 2
Algeria Beat Tunisia to Lift Inaugural FIFA Arab Cup
Premier League Clubs to Meet Monday over Escalating Covid Cases
Bet9ja Partners Nigerian Professional Football League

The Nation

Hope dims for Igboho’s release as agitator spends 150 days in Benin detention
Anxiety in APC over plot to hold primaries before convention
Buhari: Boko Haram degraded but still preys on soft targets
Hope dims for Igboho’s release as agitator spends 150 days in…
Customs intercept container loaded with arms at Tin Can Port
Two injured as herders, farmers clash in Anambra
Fire razes 294 shops, mosque in Lagos
No death, injury recorded in Oke Afa sawmill fire in Lagos – Fire…
Nasarawa govt. bans use of charcoal
Passengers escape, as bus caught fire in Ilorin
Bayelsa: Police arraign 35-year-old man for illegal possession of…
LARRY GAGA: 2Face encouraged me to go into music
Sportivation Awards: Ujiri, Phillips, others to be honoured
ADIOS AGUERO: Argentine’s legacy much more than just iconic…
CAF Confederation Cup Playoffs: Enyimba plead for a new date…
Misplaced enthusiasm and anti-banditry war
Pa Adebanjo’s verdict on South West, Buhari
He is a fearsome, fierce and unsparing political pugilist. The eminent Afenifere chieftain, veteran…
Sensitivity enhances good sex
Girl, 13, wins Nigeria Info’s student debate…

The Punch

Ayinla Omowura didn’t influence my music career — Daughter, Halimat
Untreated anaemia before pregnancy can lead to low-weight babies – Experts
Moderna vaccine scarcity: Lagos residents lament inability to get second dose
‘Typhoid, malaria rarely coexist in patients, often misdiagnosed –Experts’
Anti-venom: In Nigeria’s ‘snake communities’ victims travel several kilometres, sell livestock to treat snakebites
Electoral bill: Buhari to make decision known to NASS soon – Presidency
2023: Buhari’s ally, Saleh, others begin mobilisation for Tinubu in Kaduna
Makinde turning himself to PDP godfather in South-West – Olopoeyan
Gunmen kidnap Imo chief priest, community leader
294 shops, two bungalows, others burnt in Lagos plank market fire
Customs intercept container laden with guns at Tin Can port
Army summons Edo commander as soldiers ‘beat’ policewoman’s son to death
Generators provide 48.6% of electricity in Nigeria –NBS
Loans from China now $3.59b, says DMO
Nigeria imports N13.7tn manufactured goods in nine months
Internet firm gets industry recognition
La Liga: Barcelona secure late win over Elche, Sevilla beat Atletico
Bundesliga: Hertha fight back to beat Dortmund 3-2
Brazil’s Ronaldo buys his first club, Cruzeiro
EPL: Saka, Martinelli score as Arsenal thrash Leeds 4-1
Teni, Shizzi trade words over production of hit song, ‘Case’
Pictorial: Actor Adedimeji Lateef marries Adebimpe Oyebade
Entertainers that ‘ruled’ 2021
Comic actor Ime Bishop loses mother


Security Tops Agenda As Buhari Meets Four Northern Govs
Despite Increasing Prices Of Gas, Kerosene, Nasarawa Govt Bans Use Of Charcoal
Emir of Daura Turbans Buhari’s Son, Yusuf, As District Head
Be Prepared To Defend Nigeria At Any Cost, COAS Tells Soldiers
Nigeria Will Not Mortgage National Asset For Chinese Loans – DMO
Army Debunks Report Of Torture By Soldiers
Omicron Cases Doubling At Least Every 3 Days – WHO
Nigeria Advances Towards Zero Emission Through Decarbonization Launch
Buhari Congratulates Premium Times E-I-C, Daily Trust GM On IPI Election, Lauds Zannah Mustapha
VSF Donates N23m To Families Of Late Army Chief, 10 Others
ELECTORAL AMENDMENT: NASS Spoils For A Fight As Buhari Sits On Bill
Despite Challenges, Buhari Has Kept Nigeria Afloat – Lai Mohammed
How Mafab’s Founder Fought His Way To 5G Licence
How Absence Of Research Undermines Public Health In Nigeria
Kano APC Crisis: CSOs Pass Confidence Vote On Senator Jibrin
Events That Shaped The Political Space In 2021
Nigeria Will Not Mortgage National Asset For Chinese Loans – DMO..
Nembe Spill: Investigation Stalled As Aiteo Allegedly Bars Bayelsa Committee From JIV
Investing In Fashion Boutique Business
FAAC Shares N675.946bn Nov Revenue To FG, 36 States, 774 LGAs
The Treasury Will Support NMDPRA To Succeed – AGF Idris
Hope PSBank Reaffirms Partnership With Federal Govt On Job Creation
Jumpstarting Economy From Informal To Formal Sector
BUA Group Wins Awards For Excellence
FirstBank Kicks Off Promo With Freebies For Customers, Stakeholders
Massilia Motors Wins ‘Innovative Company Of The Year’ Award
NACCIMA Seeks Establishment Of Excise Duties Appeal Tribunal
Omicron Cases Doubling At Least Every 3 Days – WHO
Nigerians Should Expect More International Medals From Weightlifting- Abdul
[EDITORIAL] Pay Attention To Lassa Fever

The Sun

2023 presidency: Edwin Clark insists it’s turn of Southeast
Reason I won’t contest for president in 2023 – Iyom Josephine Anenih
Customs intercepts firearms at TinCan Port
Breaking: Customs intercepts container-load of firearms at Tin Can Port
Yoruba groups kick against FG’s failure to declare bandits terrorists
Electoral Amendment bill: Buhari set to reply NASS on assent –Presidency
Men pester me for marriage despite knowing I’m married –Ngozi Ezeh, actress
Osinbajo, Lawan, Onu, Sirika, others grace Yusuf Buhari’s turbaning as Daura district head
Nembe spill: Bayelsa kicks as probe is stalled
Buhari, Atiku, others extol virtues of late Eze Enweremadu
Adopt inter-disciplinary approach to fight COVID-19 – Don
Jehovah’s Witnesses remember 100 years of preaching in Nigeria
PDP leaders unite against zoning of C/River guber ticket
Congresses: The many headaches of APC
Mbazuluike Amaechi reveals why Zik couldn’t be Nigeria’s elected president
Fuel subsidy: FG pushing Nigerians to the wall – Dekor, Reps member
Customs intercepts firearms at TinCan Port
NACCIMA seeks legislative action for establishment of appeal tribunal for Customs
Julius Berger honours 838 workers
Yuletide: More flights may be delayed, cancelled over harmattan haze -NCAA
How Nigeria’s flawed BASA aid exploitation by foreign airlines
GOtv to beam live Premier League, La Liga, WWE, NBA games
Osimhen ready for AFCON action
… Nigerian striker likened to Salah
Provazios Sports Academy holds grand party for students, parents
Onuachu: I’m happy ending goal drought
Uma-Okoro Foundation ends 2021 with free basketball camp for kids
NBA Africa, Rise partner to engage talented teenagers Worldwide
Leon Balogun looks forward to second AFCON
AFCON 2021: Dennis, Awoniyi to replace Osimhen if …
Aribo, Balogun to arrive late in camp
… Scottish legend praises Nigerian forward
Meet Nigeria’s silent billionaire, Musbahu Bashir who humbled telecoms giants
Gerald Azonobo’s large heart
Tech revolutionaire, Funke Opeke earns global trust
Oil mogul, Col. Sani Bello’s uncommon love for humanity
How to celebrate Christmas on a budget
How I discovered over 150 models –King Daniel
We’ll continue to support women filmmakers –Ooni Ogunwusi
Gulder Ultimate Search: Damola, Odudu, Damilola emerge finalists
A journey to civilization 2
Have boarding schools become killer dens?
What she had to say was hilarious and somewhat upsetting
Of sugar mummies and toy boys
Why does stroke affect only one side of the body?
Fear God and be wise
Church of Nativity to hold ‘Ephphatha
Onitsha traders to rehabilitate shops to avert fire disaster
A journey to civilization 2
Perfect strapless bras that work
Queen Ananze becomes Face of Zikel Brand
Confusion, fear as gunmen spill royal bloods in Imo
Anyim Pius Anyim: Marching on the turf again
Pains, anger as federal projects litter states
Ugwuanyi is uncommon, God-fearing leader –Bianca Ojukwu

Daily Trust

Lai: Buhari Presiding Over Nigeria At The Most Turbulent Period
An All-Inclusive Approach To Curbing The Menace Of Drug Abuse In Nigeria
Novel Technique Developed To Observe Cancer Cells’ Metastatic Potential
Glitz, Glamour As Oba Of Benin Receives Artefacts
30,000 Kano Students Empowered Through Literacy Programme
Learn Africa Targets 30m Students For Digital Learning
Nigeria Will Not Mortgage National Asset For Chinese Loans – DMO
Lawan Leads Senators To Daura For Turbanning Of Buhari’s Son
Customs Intercepts Container Laden With Guns In Lagos
Fear Heightens Over Bandits’ Alliance With Terrorist Groups
Issues As NUC Releases 2021 Ranking
Genomics Centre Wins 2021 NAS Gold Medal Prize For Life Sciences
I Can Lay Down My Life To Ward Off Evil Against My Subjects -Oluwo
NDE Trains Bayelsa Women On Decorative Paint Making, Unveils Soft Loans For Beneficiaries
Shifting Face Of Global Mineral Wealth: Any Hope For Nigeria?
Artisanal Gap: Fighting Job Losses With SMEDAN’s Skills Initiative
Tiamin’s N18bn Rice Farm In Bauchi To Employ 1,000 Youths
Dangote Cement Quotes Commercial Papers Valued At 41bn On FMDQ Exchange
53 Local Oil Firms Get N124bn NCDMB Loans For Dev’t
Simple Majority: What Amended Standing Orders Portends For 2023 Senate Presidency
Agitation For Power Shift Heightens As Aspirants Scheme For Masari’s Seat
N/Assembly Not Imposing Direct Primary On Political Parties – Sen Musa
If Given PDP Ticket, I’ll Win Lagos In 2023 – Jandor
Bola Tinubu’s Manhood
2021 World Arabic Day: A Bridge Between Civilizations
Conspiratorial Theory Of Northern Nigeria


Insecurity: Boko Haram degraded but still active — Buhari
‘JIHAD DRUG’: 10 suppliers of narcotics to bandits, terrorists intercepted
Akin Osuntokun could have been an Ifa priest – Obasanjo
‘Our captors beat us mercilessly as we trekked three hours inside forest’
Painting exhibition for MTU convocation
Startling revelations from Kumuyi’s biography
Fresh $5.8bn loan: SERAP seeks FG’S moratorium on borrowing
All you need for healthy teeth is the banana peel!
Three faces of evil: Drugs, GSM, cultism
Fresh $5.8bn loan: SERAP writes Buhari, seeks moratorium on borrowing
8 dead in Bauchi fatal crash – FRSC
Notes on Igbophobes, Igbo-haters and Igbomaniacs (3)
Nigeria’s holier-than-thou legislators!
Imo reverberates as film makers, actors gather for VILLAFFEST 2021
Uche Elendu’s predicament on Instagram
God Loves Himself More Than He Loves Us (1)
No retreat, no surrender until I have access to my kids, says Fani-Kayode’s estranged wife, Precious Chiwendu
#NORTHISBLEEDING: Impose emergency rule on Niger, Sokoto, Zamfara, Katsina, Kaduna, CNG spokesman, Sulaiman, tells Buhari
Oromoni: Police release body to family after fresh autopsy
Posterity will be kind to Buhari for keeping Nigeria – Lai Mohammed
S/EAST UNDER SIEGE: Igbo monarchs’ gruesome murder sparks outrage
Conservative Party and young BAME voters: Josephine Oboh-Macleod’s vista
Buhari, Tinubu, Kanu, subsidy, APC crisis, others to define 2022
Customs intercept container load of weapons at Tin Can
The EFCC and hotel raids
SELF-DETERMINATION CONFLICT: How Yoruba Nation parted ways with Lower Niger agitators — Prof Akintoye
Gender justice, game-changer for Nigeria — CCN President
2023: Act statesmanly, desist from making unguarded statements — Tiv Youth Council tells Obasanjo
Yuletide: Police ban use of fireworks in Kogi
NSCDC arrests 70 suspected armed robbers, pipeline vandals in 11 months
Transport fare rises by 50% in Enugu in December – NAN Survey
Nigeria needs to appreciate social media
PPP will grow Nigeria’s tech infrastructure – Presidency
COAS tasks soldiers on professionalism
All you need for healthy teeth is the banana peel!
Enugu Guber: Isi-Uzo stakeholders urge Nnamani to run
Verbal war between Chiefs Bisi Akande, Ayo Adebanjo: Yoruba elders to intervene
2023: North-Central leaders insist on Presidency, Saraki gets endorsement, South-East, South-West, dig in
Yuletide: Police ban use of fireworks in Kogi
‘Resurrecting’ the forgotten heroes of Nigerian Sports
Port Harcourt Polo: Access Bank, Strata Based, others power Golden Jubilee Tourney
Eagles – pawns in the politics of Nigerian football
New coaches: NFF faultering steps
Reps to probe tax compliance by Bolt, Uber operators

The Guardian

Dark clouds gather over credible polls in 2023
Parents, syndicates collude to enslave children in Benue, Plateau
Rights groups condemn govt’s decision to renovate National Assembly with N42.4b
FG gets January 23, 2022 ultimatum to free Biafran detainees
In Osimhen’s absence, Eagles have able options – Eguavoen
Five years after Berlin attack, Germany remembers its victims
Britain’s Johnson left reeling after Brexit minister quits
Bauchi records 153 Lassa fever cases in 1year
COVID-19: Rivers states logs 188 infections, as NCDC records 828 on Saturday
Man beaten to death in India for attempted ‘sacrilege’ at Sikh shrine
More than 90 dead in Philippines typhoon
Floods in Malaysia displace over 29,000 people
Israel arrests Palestinians suspected of killing settler
German defence minister in Lithuania for first foreign visit
Basketball: Uma-Okoro Foundation donates books, toys to kids
Cricket Federation develops Nigerian coaching template, awaits ICC approval
With enough support, Eguavoen will deliver, says Akanni
MD Hassino group urges corporate bodies to invest in weightlifting
Arsenal ‘lucky’ to have chance to thrash Leeds amid Covid surge – Arteta
Barca’s young guns come up trumps again in late win over Elche
Editorial: State governors and white elephant airports
Why excesses of transport unions should be checked
So, Buhari won’t make history, after all?
Uniform for journalists
Making the 2023 general election rewarding
UN unearths $22b untapped export potential in Africa
Regular supply impossible with low electricity tariff, says ex-NERC commissioner
Terminal operators deny links with slow train services at seaports


APC Convention: Gang-Up Against Buni Committee Thickens
Reluctance to sign death sentence, fueling banditry —Retired…
One week to Christmas, traders decry low patronage
Traders count losses as fire razes Lagos plank market
Electoral Bill: We’ve advised Buhari accordingly —Malami
How security forces can win war against killer bandits…
Fresh $5.8bn loan: SERAP writes Buhari, seeks moratorium on borrowing
Reps committee tackles NIS over engagement of consultants to handle visa, passports processes at nation’s foreign…
Couple sells one-month-old baby for N50,000 in Ogun
Another road crash claims 8 lives in Bauchi
Suspected thief found dead under vehicle at mechanic workshop
Customs intercept container-load of guns, ammunition at Lagos port
Oyo Wins Overall Best State In Digital Technology Development
FAAC: FG, States, LGs share N675.946bn November allocation
Abdullahi replaces Babalola as First Bank chairman
How Security Forces Can Win War Against Killer Bandits —Tambuwal
2023: Nigeria in search of true leader
2021: High, Low Moments That Shaped Entertainment Scenes
Tiwa Savage ‘sprays’ Zaazu star, Portable, at her Livespot concert
Burna Boy, Mum, Pitchaz, others feature in Johnnie Walker’s ‘Keep…
Martins urges Augustine varsity graduates to be positive changes…
Eliminate violence against women, girls —TCLW Mothers’ Union

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