News Headlines Dec 30, 2021. Headlines From Nigeria’s Major Newspapers

News Headlines Dec 30, 2021. Headlines From Nigeria’s Major Newspapers

Compiled by Demola Adefajo

The Nation

Investors’ hunt for higher returns in double-digit inflation era
Nigeria’s growing hunger crisis
Nwosu’s gangster-like arrest
Shooting pebbles at bandit storms
Indian locals protest Ronaldo statue
Autonomy: Why governors are yet to comply with Executive Order 10
Buhari: manufacturers will have better access to forex
Our worries over 2023 general elections, by INEC
Napoli felicitate with Osimhen
Keita’s Guinea gets presidential fiat for AFCON
Watford may stop Dennis AFCON dream
Ghana’s Gyan dies at 43
Djokovic withdraws from 2021 ATP Cup
Arteta tests positive for Covid-19 for second time
Joshua gets new trainer for Usyk rematch
Lagos signs education varsity law
Extortion: Police chief orders arrest of officers caught
Policing Lagos no tea party, says retiring CP Odumosu
Shan George: I’ve no respect for those who film helping the needy
Crypto platform gets approval from central bank
Agro input dealers seek return of GESS
NUPRC set to close marginal field bid round
Growth Africa Capital, LBS support 50 startups


Bayelsa Spill: Abrupt Wellhead Leak Impossible Without Interference, Experts Insist
Security: Edo Boosts Waterways with Eight New Gun, Speedboats
Civil Societies Seek Good Governance in Nigeria
FG to Unveil Details of Allowance for Teachers-in-Training January
Kidnapped Ekiti Chief, Cocoa Merchants Paid N4m Ransom to Regain…
Presidential Spokesman, Garba Shehu Recovers from Second COVID-19 Infection
Tragedy as Police Vehicle Kills ASP in Ekiti
Adebanjo Flays Malami over Comments on Electoral Bill
Private Doctors Urge Sanwo-Olu to Call HEFEMAA to Order over Misconducts
Kogi, Niger, Osun Govs Sign 2022 Appropriation Bills into Law
Wike Eulogises Legal Luminary, Ukala, at 65
Osun PDP Warns Governorship Aspirants against Public Misconduct
12,450 Applicants Subscribe to National Housing Programme
Boat Mishap: Niger Gov Wants HYPPADEC to Provide Safety Measure
Gombe Gov Welcomes Thousands of PDP Supporters to APC
Buhari: Govt Will Create Enabling Environment For Manufacturers To Access Forex…
Buhari Urges PAGMI to Step up Operations in Solid Minerals Sector
2023: S’Court Scuttles Plot to Use EFCC to Malign, Defame Key…
Lawmaker Donates Vehicles, Motorcycles to Vigilance Group in Kogi
Neimeth Pharmaceuticals Reports N365.5m Profit on Growing Revenue
Entries Opens for 2022 TEF Entrepreneurship Programme
Market Capitalisation Drops by N238bn after Two-day Christmas Holidays
Unity Bank Gets NYSC Recognition
Investment One Offers Solar Powered Borehole, Water Treatment Facility to Host…
Osaghae: NIIA Does not Take Federalism at its Face Value
Akobundu: We Have Restored Confidence in the PDP
21 News Stories That Made Year 2021
Osun to Sustain Quality, Accessible Healthcare Initiatives, Oyetola Vows
Hacey Health Initiative Donates Multi-million Naira Medical Tools to Oyo govt
Juggling Techpreneurship and Fatherhood
Oyetola Inaugurates $500,000 Comprehensive Eyecare Centre in Osogbo
NAFDAC Visits Emzor’s Ultra-modern Factory, Hails Pharmaceutical Company
IFC, Fidson Healthcare Partner to Develop Nigeria’s Pharmaceutical Production Capacity
Healthplus Bridges Gap to Quality Care with Launch of ePharmacy Website
A New Dawn for Nigerian Football as NFF Appoints Jose Peseiro as New Eagles’ Coach
Super Eagles: The Impending Defeats
Union Berlin Sad over Awoniyi’s Absence During AFCON
U-17 Football Challenge: Ikpeba Hails Standard, Thanks All
Amid Suspension Threat, Zimbabwe Announce AFCON Squad
Pharaohs Select Mo Salah to Lead Assault against S’Eagles on Jan. 11
Will 2022 Be a New Year?

The Punch

Order from above: Family of admission seeker killed by Osun DSS operative demands corpse
Stop MC Oluomo from kingship, monarch’s family begs gov
N14 per script: WAEC, NECO examiners lament ‘ridiculously low’ pay
Bauchi memorial lecture holds today, tension grows over Dogara’s warning
Patrol van crushes ASP to death in Ekiti, command blames mechanical fault
Oil ownership: ACF backs Obasanjo, PANDEF, INC fume, say constitution fraudulent
Power-drunk SFU policemen manhandle PUNCHman, seize phone, ID card
FG borrows N13.6tn via bonds in six months amid rising deficit financing
Siblings seek justice for 20-year-old student ‘killed’ by Yahoo boys
Missing retired head teacher found after PUNCH’s report
Man, 23, arraigned for stealing motorcycle
FG borrows N13.6tn via bonds in six months amid rising deficit financing
Airlines, others rake in N146bn in nine months as aviation industry rebounds
Dolidol’s acquisition of Mouka will boost operations – CEO
Kogi, Niger, Nasarawa govs sign N466bn budgets, Bello okays bill
Okowa’s aid proffers solution to crime in Niger Delta
Ex-Kwara LG chairmen endorse APC chairmanship candidate
‘I’m happy Buhari didn’t sign electoral bill’
Rep urges FG to find solution to insecurity
NFF budgets N13bn for 2022, appoints Peseiro as Eagles coach
How Lookman was dropped from Eagles AFCON squad
Chiefs offer Akpeyi bumper deal
‘Ranieri can’t stop Dennis from AFCON’
BBNaija Tega warns critics against trolling her, vows to retaliate
2021 was a year of love, betrayal for me – Tonto Dikeh
How I was wasteful during my bachelor years – Actor Gideon Okeke
UK Apple chart: Peru displaces Christmas Song to become Number 1


Adieu, Archbishop Desmond Tutu
Buhari’s ‘Unbroken’ Promises
Retirees Groan As States Owe Billions In Pension Arrears
2022 Budget: FG Must Focus On Power, Agriculture To Grow Economy – Experts
Buhari Demands Progress Report On Solid Minerals Fund
More Tributes At Desmond Tutu’s Memorial Service
Garba Shehu Recovers From COVID-19
Bandits Kill District Head, 2 Sons In Zamfara
Abductors Of Plateau Monarch Demand N500m Ransom
Super Eagles Get New Coach, Jose Peseiro
COVID-19 Vaccination, Nigerian Workers And Public Health
Nigerians In Italy Laud Federal Govt For Responding To Passport Demand
Kano Police Re-arrest 40-year-old ‘Patient’ Who Stole Ambulance
COVID-19 Vaccination, Nigerian Workers And Public Health
Don’t Force Direct Primaries On Parties, APC Chieftain Tells NASS
Electoral Act: SPN Urges Parties To Determine Mode Of Primaries
Avuru Dismisses His Purported Sack By Seplat
Super Eagles Get New Coach, Jose Peseiro
NPFL: Katsina Utd, Kano Pillars Battle For 3 Points In North-west Derby
AFCON: Osimhen To Join Super Eagles Camp January 3
AFCON: Super Eagles Opponent, Sudan, Arrive Cameroon
Dennis Sends AFCON Warning, Scores 8th EPL Goal
Barcelona Sign Torres From Man City For €55 Deal
Recuperating Thiem Skips Australian Open

The Sun

Obasanjo wrong on Niger Delta oil belonging to Nigeria –Ozekhome, NDC
Bayelsa spill: Govt prepares for legal battle, assembles experts
APC chieftain advocates community service
Buhari demands progress report on solid minerals devt fund, Orders ramp up of operations
Bandits attack Zamfara community, kill district head, 2 sons
Nigeria won’t take expired vaccines again –NAFDAC D-G
Buhari promises to address forex supply to manufacturers
FG committed to completion of Calabar-Itu-Ikot Ekpene highway -Enang
FG inaugurates 1,000-bed hostel in UNIUYO
Al-Mustapha reveals those behind insecurity in Nigeria
‘Desperation for quick wealth, hard drugs responsible for insecurity’
Kalu condoles with Ezikpe family over Ezeogo Anagha’s death
FG shouldn’t set country on fire with proposed fuel subsidy removal –Leva, Benue CAN chairman
Ebonyi 2023: Ezza clan presents lawmaker for guber race
2023: Abaribe drums support for Anyim, reiterates guber ambition
INEC and its ugly, beautiful score card in 2021
Insecurity has become major national challenge –Prof Yohanna, VC Plateau State University
2021: Insurance sector’s year of revamping after many hits
African Alliance pays N7.5bn claims in 2021
11m subscribers risk disconnection as FG keeps mum on December 31 NIN-SIM deadline
Buhari promises to address forex supply to manufacturers
1st female car winners emerge in Glo Joy Unlimited Extravaganza Promo (SA2)
CAF Champions League group stage draw pitches Al Ahly against Mamelodi Sundowns
AFCON 2021: Chukwueze to report last to camp
….‘Osimhen may not kick a ball, even if’ ..
Dennis, Troost-Ekong to arrive S/Eagles’ camp Jan 1
… Watford striker delights in Eagles’ call up
CAF omits Enyimba in Confederations Cup draw
Wrestling: Igali reflects on historic 2021
Joshua, Usyk rematch now in April 2022, says Hearn
NFF appoints new coach for Super Eagles
Russia plans to bid for 2036 Olympics
Latest English Premier League results and standings
Liverpool should forget about EPL title if we don’t do better – Klopp
2022: Laced with land mines, booby traps
Policing Nigeria in 2022
Issues in Obasanjo’s letter to Clark
Muric’s challenge to the Kukah Almajiri initiative
Demons against economic breakthrough (5)
Roles of the Church in COVID-19 era: Security and other challenges (1)
Reports of terror attacks in my hometown ploy to portray FG in bad light – Mustapha
Putting Osun on surer footing non-negotiable –Oyetola
… Bello assents to Kogi’s N146bn budget
2021: Insurance sector’s year of revamping after many hits
African Alliance pays N7.5bn claims in 2021
Waste of Grace: Navigating Nigeria’s ship into safe harbour

Daily Trust

NIGERIA DAILY: The Economy: How Nigerians Fared In 2021
How Villa Power Tussle Thwarted Buhari’s CPSO’s Promotion, Service Extension
NIN Tokenisation: Days To Commencement, Nigerians Kept In The Dark
My New Year’s Letter To You, Dear Friends
F Is For The Future
What Is Wrong With Imo State?
Railways’ Free Ride
EDITORIAL: Stop The Killings Of Traditional Rulers In Imo
Why Nigeria Punches Below Its Weight In Global Affairs
NEXT: Fear Of Job Loss As Coy Offers Severance Package To Staff
FG Releases N16bn To Clear Accrued Pension Rights
AIM: UAE Eyes More FDIs With Zero Income Tax, Other Incentives
Elumelu Foundation Opens Entry For $5,000 Grant
Jigawa Pays N9.4bn Retirement, Pension In 12 Months
Mouka Targets Expansion After $60m Acquisition Deal
Ogun Assembly Passes N350.73bn Budget
Igbo Group Lauds FG On Resolving Air Peace, Emirates Row
How NNPC Drove N1.6tr Methanol And Gas Plants, Other Projects In 2021
Fruits Farmers Losing Money As Tempo Of Activities Drops In Zuba
Wike: How My Father And I Were Arrested, Charged With Murder
Things You Need To Know About Jose Peseiro, Super Eagles Manager
Jose Peseiro Named Super Eagles’ Coach
Bandits Break Into Homes In Zamfara, Gun Down District Head, Five Others
Nigeria Missed Deadline To Call Up Emmanuel Dennis For AFCON – Watford
We’ll Lift Ban On Telecom Services Before January – Masari
How Villa Power Tussle Thwarted Buhari’s CPSO’s Promotion, Service Extension
Garba Shehu Recovers From COVID-19
Neo-Black Movement Dissociates Self From Cult Group, Black Axe
CISLAC Kicks As DSS Lays Siege To Its Abuja Office
FG Releases N16bn To Clear Accrued Pension Rights
Why I’m Happy Buhari Didn’t Sign Electoral Bill – Sen Adamu
‘Giving President To S’East A Matter Of Morality’
Dons Back Obasanjo, Fault Clark On Oil Ownership
Sankara Donates 12 Cars, N2.2m To Jigawa APC LG Chairmen
Controversy Trails Disruption Of Zamfara PDP Congress
My New Year’s Letter To You, Dear Friends
Nigeria’s Only Surveying Institution Rots In Oyo
Parents, Educators Suggest Ways To Tackle Bullying In Schools
Our Locally-Made Aircraft Will Crash Cost Of Pilot Training – KWASU Undergraduates
Kaduna Gov’t To Spend N8.2bn On Primary Healthcare In 2022
4 Ritualists Arrested Over Murder Of Bizwoman
Court Remands 4 For Unlawful Possession Of Firearms
Teenager Jailed 6 Months For Stealing Employer’s N100, 000
Plateau: Abductors Of Gindiri Paramount Ruler Demand N500m Ransom
…Kidnappers Of Abuja Farmers Demand N4m Ransom


Nigeria won’t take expired vaccines again —NAFDAC DG
Bandits kill 82-year-old district head, 4 others, abduct…
Tony Elumelu Foundation’s $5,000 entrepreneurship grant…
Rich men who have access to weapons, hard drugs behind…
Two Nigerian dons make list of top global scientists
2023: 57 Yoruba groups meet, plan how presidential candidate will be chosen
Manufacturers run to Buhari over forex, electricity, tax rate
Family Demands Justice Over Killing Of 300-Level Varsity Student By Suspected…
Itunu Babalola: Family, FG reject autopsy result, Cote D’Ivoire…
Gunmen contact family of abducted Plateau traditional ruler, demand…
Tony Elumelu Foundation’s $5,000 Entrepreneurship Grant Opens For Africans
Equities investors lose N248bn as year-end trading goes bearish
Editoria: FG’s Proposed Higher Taxes
Humanitarian Crisis And Emergency Response
Shortage of passport booklets, CBN and foreign exchange
2021: Twelve Unresolved Political Questions
2021: PDP’s return from precipice
2021: Year of mistrust inside Buhari’s House
Foundation Spends Over N13m On 35 FCT Students In Skills Acquisition Training
TASUED underscores essence of vocational training, proposes N4.5bn…
Award of first class degree in public varsities not trade by barter…
UNIBEN don, others seek improved ICT infrastructure, manpower for…


FG releases N16.7bn for 2021 MDAs’ pensions
Ownership of N’Delta crude oil: Obasanjo mischievous — PANDEF
Omicron: Govts may shut down schools; 647m children yet to fully resume
Labour restates commitment to Maritime workers’ welfare, rights in 202
Iyorchia Ayu frowns at development in Osun PDP
Abducted Ekiti traditional chief, 2 others freed after N4m ransom
Next Cash & Carry: Farouq visits, pledges FG’s support
Our HQ under DSS operatives’
siege, CISLAC raises alarm
Union fumes over discrimination of non-teaching staff in pry, sec schools
Fire Disaster: We’ll support Cash and Carry, FG promises
Nigerians won’t forget 2021 in a hurry, says NLC
Ayu not behind Osun PDP crisis — AIDE
Under Uzodimma, Imo has gone to the dogs
Embassy denies claim of 1.5m Nigerians in need of passports
Scary experiences of the masses in Buhari’s ecosystem
Coronation Merchant Bank launches podcast series
Iwo Muslims protest allege imposition of officials on central mosque
Jibes, cheers as Masari bids to arm citizens for self-defence
Niger, Kogi, Nasarawa govs sign N211bn, N145.8bn, N110bn appropriation bills into law
2023: Ndigbo must connect to politics at centre to realize President of Igbo extraction — Fmr Ebonyi PDP Chair
Delta market women write Okowa over plans to domolish their stores
ALAT by Wema emerges 2021 most outstanding digital bank brand
Electoral Act: Ask NASS to override Buhari — Aniagwu tells Nigerian
NGX recorded 7 exits, 4 new listings in 2021
Access Bank plans presence in major trade centres in Africa
The dilemma of being a working parent
1979 presidential poll: Ekwueme was Shagari’s choice — Ukume
Poor access to education, major factor stimulating poverty [Opinion]
Nigeria must improve access to justice
Covid-19: Between religion, science and common sense
Why I set up scholarship scheme for indigent students-Onyejiocha, Reps’ deputy chief whip
COVID-19 vaccination, Nigerian workers and public health [opinion]
Court remands 4 men for alleged unlawful possession of firearm
Lassa Fever: Case toll jumps to 92, as new deaths recorded in Bauchi, Ebonyi
Abducted Ekiti traditional chief, 2 others freed after N4m ransom
I was accused of supplying arms to militants —Uche Nwosu
Refer cases of landlords, tenants to mediation – Lawyer
How Nosike Sunny Sike took entertainment world by storm
Breaking: TV celebrity Angie Diale is dead
Olamide, Ajimovoix Drums, Naira Marley, Devolee are blessing to the Afro street music ― Idajo Bigsam
Dr. Barz Wants To Win Your Heart Through His Music
BREAKING: NFF appoints Portuguese Jose Peseiro as Super Eagles Head Coach
AFCON 2022: Amb Olonisakin storms Garoua, plans maximum support for Super Eagles
Ronaldo statue causes controversy in India
Salah named in Egypt’s final squad for AFCON
Emmanuel Dennis scores but West Ham hammer Watford 1-4
Access Bank plans presence in major trade centres in Africa
Budgets: 26 states to spend more on capital projects in 2022
Ecobank Nigeria: A journey to the top
Lassa Fever: Case toll jumps to 92, as new deaths recorded in Bauchi, Ebonyi
JUST IN: Garba Shehu defeats Covid-19, announces recovery
Poverty reduction: Reject IMF conditionalities, Oxfam tells FG
Vaccination against COVID-19 reduces depression, anxiety — STUDY
Electricity: Nigeria’s metered customers rise 17.7% to 4.7m in 9 months
FairMoney promises to drive financial inclusion with digital banking
Looking forward to 2022
For technology, 2021, a year of the silver bullet
Opinion: Much ado about primaries
Scary experiences of the masses in Buhari’s ecosystem
MTU best graduating student gets N1m, automatic employment
How to bridge gap between industry, higher institutions — Dapo Abiodun
ATBU to access research grants through collaborations, says VC
Novena University gets NUC approvals to commence Medicine, Dentistry, Pharmacy
NTI laments dearth of special education teachers in Nigeria
EDITORIAL: Expiring vaccine doses at a time of rising infections
NGX resumes after Christmas break with N238bn loss

The Guardian

Bandits kill district head, 82, four others in Zamfara
Nigeria won’t take expired vaccines again, NAFDAC insists
Eight more cancer-causing substances in humans ‘confirmed’
Boss Mustapha debunks reports of Boko Haram attac
k on Hong
FG releases N185b for dualisation of Calabar-Itu road
NASU laments irregular payment of workers’ salaries
Man of the Year: Proudly Nigerian, proudly African
Buhari orders six-month progress report from solid minerals fund
South East group opposes calls for Anyim’s presidency in 2023
NFF finally names Jose Peseiro as Super Eagles coach
134m Nigerians without NIN as linkage with SIM deadline ends tomorrow
Life coach alleges kidnap, extortion by Abuja police
Akinwumi Adesina: Face of a positive Nigeria, setting new agenda for African Development
Obasanjo’s statement on oil ownership unfair, inflammatory, PANDEF, others kick
Group faults army over claim of IPOB/ESN commander’s arrest in Enugu
Oyetola, Abiodun sign 2022 appropriation bills into law
Lagos Assembly kicks against harassment of residents by police
Edo boosts security on waterways with new gun, speedboats
Why bird flu may be next ‘deadly’ pandemic, by experts
Rivers seeks collaboration against artisanal refiners, soot, fire outbreak
Ranieri moves to stop Dennis from African Cup of Nations
Oduwole wins 2021 Janet Adowie Memorial Scrabble Championship
Eguavoen needs ‘intelligent players’ to succeed in Cameroun, says Adelabu
Man City extend lead to 8 points as Chelsea stumble
Welbeck punishes Chelsea with last-gasp equaliser for Brighton
Rangnick says Covid has hampered Man Utd progress
Amid currency crisis, reserves gain $5 billion in 2021
Nigerians have never had it so good
Editorial: The unwarranted tax on domestic gas
COVID-19 may make Lassa fever, cholera, other endemic diseases ‘deadlier’
Airbus, Boeing warn on 5G risks to safe travels
India, Nigerian firm partner to boost retail textile sector
Institute holds conference, harps on entrepreneurship for development
Nigerians have never had it so good
Treating terrorists as terrorists
Nigeria and the legislative misfortune – Part 2
Buhari demands 6-month progress report on solid minerals development fund and more


As 2022 Rolls in, Buhari Preaches Unity, Hope, Resilience, Forg Privacy iveness
Lawan: Senate to Review Electoral Bill, 1999 Constitution January
Budget 2022: President Laments Alterations By N’Assembly, Signs Reluctantly
Brown Ebewele is Dead
Breaking: FCT Minister Tests Positive for COVID-19
Gombe Gov Asks Citizens to Maintain Undying Spirit and Enter 2022 with Optimism
Ganduje Preaches Reconciliation, Peace Building in 2022
Embrace New Year with Optimism, Glo Urges Nigerians
House Minority Caucus Urges APC-led FG to Be Remorseful for its…
As 2022 Rolls in, Buhari Preaches Unity, Hope, Resilience, Forgiveness
Lawan: Senate to Review Electoral Bill, 1999 Constitution January
Budget 2022: President Laments Alterations By N’Assembly, Signs Reluctantly
FG’s 2021 Performance Claims, a Litany of Lies, Says PDP
Group: 2022 Will be for Actualising Osinbajo’s 2023 Presidency
APC Caretaker Committee Promises to Conduct Rancour-free National Convention
Air Force Chief Charges Newly Promoted Officers to End Insurgency
Finally, MFM Recovers Stolen U.S. Church Branch, Bank Accounts
Again, FG Extends NIN-SIM Verification to March 31
Ikpeazu, Sanwo-Olu Sign 2022 Appropriation Bills into Law
Wema Bank Gets Shareholders’ Consent for Capital Restructuring, N40bn Rights Issue
2023: We’ll Use Votes to End Bad Governance in Abia, Says APC
Archbishop Martins Urges Nigerians to Enter 2022 with Optimism
Gbajabiamila Calls for Renewed Hope, Commitment to Nation’s Aspirations
CAN Warns against Abandoning Nigeria’s Challenges for 2023 Elections

Ekweremadu Tasks FG on Security, State Police
Dakuku Peterside Comforts Rivers’ Civil Servants
Obi Urges Nigerians to Sustain Hope in Country
Jonathan Tasks Nigerians on Building a Just, Peaceful Society
Repent or Be Destroyed by God, Baptist Church Tells Trouble Makers
Nigeria Needs a New Reawakening, Says Atiku
Senate Spokesman: No Amount of Propaganda, Gang-up against Oyetola will Thrive
Buhari Reiterates Commitment to Welfare of Armed Forces
Fight Against Insecurity and the Chances Already Missed
Inuwa: Lack of Synergy among Security Agencies Fuelling Banditry in N’west
Akwa Ibom Records Improved Performance in WASSCE
Osun Gov Unveils Road after 30 Years of Neglect
That Self-serving Letter To Northern Leaders by Senator Jarigbe
LASG, Del-York Graduate 100 Creative Talents to Boost Entertainment Industry
THISDAY Journalist, Others Win Wole Soyinka Award
Group Faults Buhari on NDDC Forensic Audit, Ilegal Sole Administrator
AFCON 2021: NFF Rejigs S’Eagles List after Osimhen’s Health Status
Buhari Signs 2022 Appropriation Bill into Law
Emmanuel Dennis: A Controversial Drop from AFCON
Igoche Mark: My Plans for Nigerian Basketball
Djokovic may Make Australian Open U-turn
Super Eagles’ Squad
Health Concerns, Injuries Constrain Changes to Nigeria’s Final 28-man List
Chelsea Welcome Liverpool in Title Chase Clash
Of Fake Prophets, Marabouts and End-of-Year Doomsday Predictors
Tears for Zamfara Women

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