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News Headlines Oct 7, 2021. Headlines From Nigeria’s Major Newspapers

Compiled by Demola Adefajo


FG Considers Emergency Rule in Anambra to Protect Electoral Process
* Counter-groups likely in S’East against IPOB, says Umahi •APGA, PDP, SaMBA disagree with Malami •Afenifere describes consideration as self-indicting *Falana: Emergency rule does not empower president…
ARISE News to Facilitate Availability of New Sickle Cell Drug in Nigeria
History, as WHO Approves World’s First Malaria Vaccine
2023: Opposition Parties Insists on E-transmission of Election Results
Residents Flee as Bandits Kill 10 in Fresh Attack on Katsina Community
FG: We’ll Borrow to Finance N6.258trn 2022 Proposed Budget Deficit
OPEC Gives Condition for Nigeria’s Oil Production Quota Increase
World Bank Raises Nigeria’s Growth Projection to 2.4%
Emefiele Harps on Increased Digital Payment System Surveillance
Sea Pirates Attack Fishermen, Seize Outboard Engines, 25 Stranded on Sea
Osinbajo to Attend UN Climate Change Conference
EFCC Probes N157bn Pension Fraud Cases
VAT: FG May Challenge States Directly at Supreme Court, Says Malami
Senate Okays Four-man Board for Upstream Regulatory Commission
Sanwo-Olu Names Gbagada Housing Estate After Ndubuisi Kanu
US Mulls Release of Emergency Reserves to Curb Rising Oil Prices
Obaseki Swears in 11 Commissioners, Two Special Advisers
Gunmen Kidnap Female University Student in Kano, Demand N100m Ransom
PDP NEC Meets Today to Ratify Zoning
Court Summons Firm’s MD, Director over Alleged N680m Fraud
FAAN Temporarily Closes Drop-off Zone at MMIA
EFCC Arrests 12 Illegal Oil Dealers in Rivers
Oki Promises Stronger, United APC if Elected State Chairman
Enugu Suspends Traditional Ruler
APC Chairmanship: Musa Pledges to Give Party New Vision
Marwa: Lagos, Oyo are Epicentres of Drug Abuse
NCC Reviews Three Regulatory Instruments to Address Telecoms Challenges
UEFA Nations League: Spain Edge Italy to Book Final Ticket
Uzoka: At UBA, Customer Satisfaction Remains our Priority
Kogi CJ Urges Lawyers to Cooperate, Seeks Financial Autonomy for Judiciary
Atorough: Governance Not About Rousing Speeches, It’s Hard Work
Canary Point Launches Foundation
N’ Assembly Passes Revised 2022-2024 Fiscal Framework
Patrick Dele Cole Loses Wife
House Calls for Upward Review of Judicial Officers’ Remuneration
Banditry: Out-of-school Children Hits 775,000 in Katsina
US to build New $319m Consulate General in Lagos
House to Probe Award of Contracts for Refurbishment of Refineries by…
Senate Okays Four-man Board for NURC
Police Rescue 10 Kidnap Victims in Edo
US Opens Window on America in Osogbo
Fayemi Approves N80m to Begin Health Agency, Enacts New Drug Law
News in Photographs: Buhari Presides over FEC Meeting
Teniola: National Cyber Security Awareness Will Address Online Fraud
Foundation Fêtes Teachers At World Teachers Day
GSMA: 3.4bn People Do Not Use Internet Despite Living in Areas…
Google to Invest $1bn in Five Years to Support Digital Transformation…
Manufacturing, Transportation, Energy, Utilities Top List of Global Internet of Things…
Lagos Govt Partners NGO to Empower Communities
Ekpong: Ratio of Women in Politics is Low
My Mission is to Change the Narrative, Ignite Sense of Patriotism…
Making Wheelchairs for Cerebral Palsy Children Affordable and Accessible
World Health Organisation to Collaborate with Ned Nwoko Foundation on Malaria Eradication
Leadway Health Partners 1000 Providers Across Nigeria for Quality Healthcare
Africa’s World Cup Qualifiers Resume with Match-day 3 Actions
HiFL: Ondo FA Urges AAUA Luminaries to Win Final
Chiellini Condemns Racist Abuse of Africans Players in Napoli
Oshoala on Target as Barca Femeni Crush Arsenal Ladies
Golf: India Cup Qualifier to Hold at the Ikoyi Club
DELTA HEADMASTERS’ CUP Sponsors, Organisers Advocate Fair Play as Prelims Begin
Where is the Old Sorcerer?

The Nation

Umahi: Southeast wants equality not Biafra
Wike seeks upward review of revenue allocation to states
Showdown likely at PDP NEC meeting over zoning
House seeks review of judges’ salaries
Minister: Govt will borrow to fund N6.2tr budget deficit
Life is a roller coaster, be kind – Obi Cubana
Whitemoney hits 1m followers on Instagram
How Sokoto is remodelling Almajiri system
Stop mining, drinking, return to school, Plateau youths told
Hand King’s College over to us, alumni urges Fed Govt
Africa Magic to produce Aisha Buhari’s biopic
Tinubu has all it takes to be President, says Akanbi
2 PDP lawmakers defect to APC in Anambra
Taming of Southeast and Southwest politicians
The Pandora Report
National dialogue absolutely necessary now

Tackling hearing, speaking impairment challenges
How Lagos plans to enrol 3 million in health insurance
2020 outlook: Aim global, earn for life (2)
A doctor’s argument for sex education
Lagos and human capital development
Equity, fairness and justice as imperative to national security
Showdown likely at PDP NEC meeting over zoning
House seeks review of judges’ salaries
Commuters’ pains, anguish on Lagos-Ibadan Expressway
Modu-Sheriff: I am qualified to be APC chairman
Tinubu has all it takes to be President, says Akanbi
JUST IN: Buhari, Jonathan meet in Abuja
Educators discuss adolescent mental health tomorrow
BREAKING: Obaseki swears in 11 commissioners, 2 special advisers
BREAKING: Senate passes revised 2022-2024 MTEF/FSP
Senate confirms Modibbo, Komolafe, Gambo, Ndong as NURC board members
BREAKING: Buhari presents 2022 budget Thursday noon
PHOTOS: Buhari presides over FEC meeting
2023: Why southern governors are on the offensive
JUST IN: One dead, several rescued as two storey building collapses in Abuja
Apostle charged with $94,000 fraud
Sign of the times

The Punch

500 Nigerians lose jobs as UAE declines renewal of work visas
Court summons Fani-Kayode’s ex-wife over alleged document falsification
Banks start integrating e-Naira app
IBEDC throws communities into darkness, residents scare officials with sacrifice
Female ex-NIS officer arrested for scamming jobseekers, collecting N34m
Don’t harm our future, experts warn govt, FG plans more loans
FG considers taking states to Supreme Court over VAT saga
UNIBEN English lecturer allegedly rapes final year student in office
IBEDC throws communities into darkness, residents scare officials with sacrifice
Man, 23, arrested for planning to sell kidnapped four-year-old boy for N200,000
Suspected mentally-deranged Ebonyi man kills wife, six-year-old son, attacks others
Gunmen kidnap BUK female student in Kano, demand N100m ransom
Banks start integrating e-Naira app
Diesel price jumps to N320/litre, job losses loom
SIM: Minor disqualification constitutional, says NCC
Google set to invest $1bn in Nigeria, others
Everywhere I go, I’m asked to contest 2023 presidential seat – Kalu
Group seeks postponement of Plateau LG election to avert violence
Congresses: Faulty consensus may push APC into extinction, stakeholders warn
Obiano unperturbed about insecurity in Anambra, PDP alleges
Qualifier: Morocco win 5-0 as Guinea-Bissau players, officials fell ill after dinner
Italy vs Spain: Gavi becomes Spain’s youngest ever player
UNL: Spain end Italy’s unbeaten run to advance to final
Barcelona record €481m losses for 2020-21 season
How I persuaded my Evangelist Mum about participating in BBNaija — Cross
Cooking in BBNaija was a strategy, says Whitemoney
My boyfriend died of mental health issues, says ex-BBNaija housemate Angel
I’m not ashamed to say I’ve dated older men -BBNaija Angel


World Bank Upgrades Nigeria’s Economic Growth Projection To 2.4%
Dangote Cement, MTN Pay Highest Income Tax To FG In 2020
Customer Satisfaction Remains Our Number One Priority – UBA GMD, Uzoka
2 Injured As Fire Guts Federal Secretariat In Abuja
Africa Magic Eyes Aisha Buhari’s Biopic
Bullish Run Continues As Equities Investors Gain N25bn
MAN Seeks FG’s Intervention In Activities Hindering Exports
Where Is Nigerians In Diaspora Commission?
Dislodge Boko Haram Terrorists In Niger State
Insecurity: FG Mulls State Of Emergency In Anambra
Push To Throw PDP Presidential Ticket Open Intensifies
Edo 2024: Senator Ordia Denies Succession Rumour
CUPP Raises Alarm On Plot To Derail 2023 Elections
PoS, Mobile Money Transactions Hit N9.7trn
Investment In Nigeria’s Payment System Rises To $500m
2022 WCQ: Onuachu Doubtful For Super Eagles Clash Against CAR
WCQ: Ex-teammate, Fans From Ilorin Storm Lagos To Drum Support For Awoniyi
Dare On Track To Give Nigeria’s Sports New Lease Of Life – Odegbami
WCQ: Sunny-Goli Wants Eagles To Consolidate Against CAR
Transfer Fees: Barca Still Owe Liverpool, Juve, Ajax £98m
Dislodge Boko Haram Terrorists In Niger State

The Sun

Make use of PIA to deepen investments, Buhari tells ExxonMobil, others
World Bank projects Nigeria’s growth for 2022, 2023 at below 4%
APGA begins LG campaign rally
Lagos names housing estate after late Ndubuisi Kanu
FG threatens to declare state of emergency in Anambra
The Sun Awards: We’re honoured to be chosen –Ezeigbo, Onunkwo
Respite for patients as doctors resume work
Kidnapped Ondo varsity lecturer regains freedom
NSCDC arrests 3 for allegedly stealing prepaid meters
Marwa declares Lagos, Oyo epicentres of drug abuse
FG threatens to declare state of emergency in Anambra
…Anambra govt, PDP, Ohanaeze, Iwuanyanwu, others kick
Obinna Uzoh and his vision for Anambra –SDP guber candidate
Why Lagos is battleground for guber candidates –Ebeledike
Reps’ many activities without motion
APGA begins LG campaign rally
Oyo APC announces zoning committee for state congress
NCC bans under-18 from obtaining SIM card
Investments in electronic payment systems hit $500m –CBN
Make use of PIA to deepen investments, Buhari tells ExxonMobil, others
World Bank projects Nigeria’s growth for 2022, 2023 at below 4%
Workforce training key to operational efficiency on waterways – NIWA boss
Ndidi to miss 7 matches
FIFA22: No Nigerian in Africa’s Top 20 defenders
Sports minister mourns Oyarekhua’s passing
Costa Rica 2022 qualifiers: Falconets look beyond CAR girls to next round
Ejuke, Awaziem hit Super Eagles camp
Onyekuru out of Nigeria vs CAR World Cup qualifier
Osimhen slams disgusting racism chant
Oshoala scores in Barcelona Women’s 4-1 rout of former club Arsenal
FIFA World Cup 2022 Qualifiers: 22 Eagles train as CAR arrive
World Cup qualifier: Osimhen, Iheanacho arrive as Super Eagles camp swells
Okon pleased with Angels’ performance at BOWFT
Elections: Yakubu breaks 25 years jinx
Perhaps, we should listen to El-Rufai
Criminality: Opium of youths
Under the lemon tree (1)
Buhari: Our hope in him not in vain
Fear of Marwa, beginning of…
Banditry: Govs who can’t secure their states should resign –Sani, ADP Chair
FG should release Nnamdi Kanu unconditionally –Hezekiah
Breath of life
Monarch lauds Baba Asa for promoting Yoruba culture
My covenant with God, Nigerians, by Doyin Okupe
FG should release Nnamdi Kanu unconditionally –Hezekiah
‘Why Omu Resort collaborated with DAN to repair road’
ASPMDA protests against illegal caretaker committee
Zylus Group International unveils subsidiaries
PZ Wilmar bags quality systems, food fortification award

The Guardian

Congo denies ‘Pandora Papers’ allegation over Sassou Nguesso
Police confirm killing of 2 neighbourhood watch operatives in Enugu
Truck kills two students in Rivers
90% of Africa’s $6.6b startup funds reside in Lagos, Cape Town, three others
2022 budget: Expect more borrowing to finance N6.258tr deficit, says FG
PDP kicks as FG threatens emergency rule in Anambra over insecurity
WHO recommends use of first malaria vaccine for children
FG threatens to declare state of emergency in Anambra
US jury orders Tesla to pay ex-employee $137 million over racism
NASCO Group refutes allegations of financing terrorism in Nigeria
Stranded Kaduna residents lament ban on commercial motorcyclists, tricylists, telecom services
‘80% of EFCC’s 978 convictions cybercrime related’
Ogoni communities lack water, health facilities 1,000 days into cleanup
CUPP wants Lawan, Gbajabiamila impeached over insecurity, others
PIA may reduce petroleum input to budget funding, say experts
Google earmarks $1b for digital transformation of Africa
Mixed reactions trail NCC’s plan to restrict ownership of mobile lines
Sanwo-Olu frowns on delay in building plan, permit approvals
NCAT lauds Kaduna, police for reclaiming land
Rohr may drop Okoye as Eagles set to maintain perfect record
Yabatech to host UNIMAID, AAUA Luminaries’ in HiFL final
Organisers pick October 9 for India Cup qualifier at Ikoyi Club, Golf Section
LSSC charges coaches, athletes on discipline ahead National Youth Games
CAF approves Samson Siasia Stadium for Bayelsa United, CS Sfaxien game
Delta Headmasters’ Cup prelims begin
90% of Africa’s $6.6b startup funds reside in Lagos, Cape Town, three others
2022 budget: Expect more borrowing to finance N6.258tr deficit, says FG
PDP kicks as FG threatens emergency rule in Anambra over insecurity
Varsities groan under huge electricity bills
‘Nigeria needs viable private sector to influence policies, attract FDIs’
Federalism is the answer, after all – Part 50
Varsities groan under huge electricity bills
Reps orders NSA, others to halt Anambra killings as FG fingers IPOB
Petroleum marketers give FG three days to address alleged exorbitant charges
‘Scarcity of forex taking toll on capacity utilisation, business recovery’
180m telephone lines linked to NIN as NCC reviews guidelines
Festus Iyayi to ASUU: The strike next time
Rethinking missing pieces in Nigeria’s development
The debt debacle in Osun State
‘Nigeria needs viable private sector to influence policies, attract FDIs’
Google to invest $1bn in Nigeria, South Africa, others for digital economy
Nigerian fintechs receive $500m in five years, says Emefiele
Pope expresses ‘shame’ at French child sex abuse scandal

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