News Headlines Sept 29, 2021. Headlines From Nigeria’s Major Newspapers

News Headlines Sept 29, 2021. Headlines From Nigeria’s Major Newspapers

Compiled by Demola Adefajo


Buhari: Funding Police Remains Huge Challenge for Govt
•Inaugurates police quarters, boasts FG has invested substantially in NDDC •NDDC is cash cow for politicians, says Wike •Akpabio hints agency to fix 13,777 abandoned projects •IG…
NEITI: 77 Oil Companies Owing Nigeria N2.659trn Unremitted Funds
•Says it could fund 46 per cent of 2021 budget deficit of N5.6 trillion •NNPC set to deduct N149.2bn from October FAAC •Oil price climbs above…
2023: Ohanaeze Roars, Condemns Northern Governors, Berates PDP
Bandits Invade Kagara, Ransack Emir’s Palace
Breaking: Gunmen Abduct Retired AVM Smith in Lagos
Bill to Repeal Electricity Sector Act Passes Second Reading in Senate
Senate Bemoans Deplorable Condition of Federal Roads Nationwide
Nigeria’s Economy May Face Major Fiscal Crisis, ActionAid Warns
Senate Canvasses Relocation of Oil Companies’ Operational Bases to Host Communities
2023: Were it not for Immunity, FG Should Have Questioned Southern…
Zoning Controversy Continues in PDP as Party’s Govs Meet Today
Aregbesola: FG Has Classified Schools, Educational Institutions as Critical National Assets
Police Arrest 57 Suspects as Security Forces, Shiite Group Clash in…
OPEC Launches Oil Outlook, Forecasts Growing Demand Till 2045
Nine Killed as Herdsmen Attack Benue Communities
Sanwo-Olu: Attackers of Security Agents will Face Justice
Ex-Oyo ALGON Chairman Asks Makinde to Honour Supreme Court’s Judgment
Pensioners Lament Non-payment of Five Years Retirement Benefits in Kano
FCT Targets to Overtake Lagos in IGR
Bukola, Gbemisola Kick as Kwara Demolishes Father’s Legacy Library
Fayemi: I’ll Make Ekiti Among Top Five Investment Destinations in Nigeria
Gunmen Abduct Lecturer, Demand N20m in Kogi
Inside Lagos Sick PHC and a Community Seeking Good Healthcare
Access Bank to Reward 14 Customers with N1million Each to Celebrate…
Solewant Group Invests $200m to Meet Africa’s Standard Steel Pipe Needs
School Attributes Successes to Obi’s Interventions
Bandits Invade Kagara, Ransack Emir’s Palace
Senate Bemoans Deplorable Condition of Federal Roads Nationwide
Nasarawa Launches Four-year Modern Contraception Plan
LG Polls: Nasarawa Requests Technical Support from European Union
FG Sends COVID-19 Enforcement Teams to Four States, FCT
NEMA Inaugurates 10-man Technical Working Group on Flood Mitigation, Response
Alleged Fake COVID-19 Test: Senate Investigates Attempts to Defraud Nigerian Travellers…
Akume Cautions Committee against Granting Pardon to Unrepentant Inmates
Hassan Emerges State Chairman as Plateau PDP Gets New Exco
UNILORIN Murder: Prosecutor Closes Trial
NUJ Enjoins Bauchi to Provide Funds to Performing…
Old Mutual Expresses Commitment to Maximise Opportunities in Nigerian
AIICO Set to Lead in Customer Service Enhancement
Fidelity Bank to Develop SMEs Capacity in Non-oil Exports Sector
Chronicling Shoprite’s Acquisition, Why Initial Fears May Be Premature
Towards Fair, Equitable Stamp Duty Administration
At 68.60%, FBN Holdings Leads Tier-1 Banks in Cost-to-Income
Nigeria’s Insecurity, Ethnic Tension and Lawan’s Antidote
Understanding the ‘Demolition Man in Edo State
Will Osinbajo Bite the Bullet?
The Invasion, Destruction and Takeover of Ikeja Saddle Club by SWAT
The Cost of Growing Up During a Pandemic
NIESV: Why Real Estate Sector Contributes only 7.5% to Nigeria’s GDP
Gapstone Renders 10-storey Zirconia Heights in Lagos
CHAMPIONS LEAGUE Tuchel: Juventus Demand Respect from Chelsea Despite Struggles
Zenith Bank Renews Commitment to Delta Principals/Headmasters’ Cup
IBB Lines up 500 Golfers for 61st Independence Tourney
CHAMPIONS LEAGUE Messi Scores Superb First PSG Goal in Win over City
LASU VC’s Appointment Based on Merit, Experts Say
‘Internet Access, Digital Devices Critical to Work-ready Learning
Old Boys Provide Intervention for Delta School without Toilet
UNICEF, Media Collaborate to Reduce out-of-School Children in Nasarawa
Sanwo-Olu’s Institutional Upgrade, a Gift to Lagosians
If Nigeria Were a Democracy

The Punch

Navy disowns Commodore’s statement alleging arms sales by Chadian troops
Ekiti grandma collects N50,000 from man who raped three-year-old
Saraki, Gbemisola tackle Kwara gov over demolition of LG library
Petrol landing cost now N278, says MOMAN, crude reaches $80
FCT notorious kidnapper gunned down, seven captors rescued
FG releases fresh debtors’ list Nov, 77 oil firms owe N2.66tn
Northern governors under fire over silence as Kaduna death toll hits 51
It’s an insult comparing me to Hushpuppi, says jailed Invictus Obi
Police comb waterways, others to free abducted retired general in Lagos
Two Nigerians impersonating US soldiers jailed for love scam in Kwara
Ebonyi widow laments son’s killing by police, demands corpse
Reps pass 2022-2024 MTEF, approve N4.89tn new borrowings
FG releases fresh debtors’ list Nov, 77 oil firms owe N2.66tn
FG bans 2,000 from travelling for evading COVID-19 test
APC aspirant faults Fayemi over silence on zoning
Omo-Agege’s supporters float governorship lobby group
PDP projects one million as e-registration begins in Kogi
Electoral Act: APC Reps dominate House panel
I want to be next U-17 World Cup hero – Ali
Okorodudu backs Joshua to bounce back against Usyk
Amuneke wants reform of international match calendar
D’Tigress must start building after Afrobasket success – Nnaji

The Nation

My dad’s killers have taken our all, says daughter of mob-lynched CSP
Doctors’ strike: We can’t allow Nigerians to continue suffering, says NMA
Cholera kills 57 in one week
Erosion cuts off community in Anambra
Shi’ites, security agents clash in Abuja
Teleco shutdown has eased our operations against bandits in Katsina
Forgive me, I don’t know what came over me, Bobrisky begs Tonto Dikeh
Why it’s important you pamper your girlfriend, by Ajebutter
‘Why I’ve hardly slept for more than four hours in many years’
Anambra poll: INEC to publish final candidates’ list on Oct 7
BBNaija Shine Ya Eye: My plan was to stay five weeks in the House – Cross
BBNaija Shine Ya Eye: I knew Pere, Angel’s absence was a secret task, Emmanuel
Obaseki sends list of 11 commissioner-nominees to assembly
Youths should replicate BBNaija energy for 2023 elections – Hon Peller
Cross River PDP: we are prepared for future polls
I will transform Ekiti into economic hub, says Adaramodu
Akeredolu eulogises ex-UI VC
$5.8b Mambila power project scales financial hurdle
Erosion cuts off community in Anambra
Shi’ites, security agents clash in Abuja
Wike’s development blueprint still on the march
My takeaways from the 76th 2021 UN General Assembly session
Alleged N400m fraud: Court okays arraignment of Metuh October 14
Shi’ites, security agents clash in Abuja
UK will return ill-gotten wealth, High Commissioner tells EFCC
Daniel backs restructuring
More cracks in PDP over zoning
North’s elders to governors: negotiate 2023 power shift
No amount of bombing can stop banditry, says Bishop Fearon
Plateau revenue council inaugurates whistleblowing committee
Adoke: Police forward alleged forgery case to AGF
SYMBOLIC: Usyk hands over belts to AJ
UCL: Salah strikes twice as Liverpool thrash Porto 5 – 1
UCL: Messi scores first goal as PSG beat Man City 2 – 0
Buhari seeks National Assembly’s clearance for ICPC, RMAFC board members
Senate seeks N300b to fix Niger roads
VAT shouldn’t divide North, South, says Olawepo-Hashim
Media empowerment: Editors urge governors to emulate Yahaya Bello
Anambra poll: INEC to publish final candidates’ list on Oct 7
Soludo: losing coming election may end APGA in Anambra


NCC Awards 2020 Research Grants To 5 Institutions
NCC, Telcos Upbeat As Nigeria Prepares For 5G Auction
Niger Spends N167.5m To Begin e-Procurement
Security Agents Are Informants To Criminals – NSCDC CG
Federal Govt Advocates Collective Protection Of Rivers
60 Bandits Attack Emir Of Kalgara Palace
Supreme Court Loses 2nd Justice In 6 Months
REDAN Urges FCTA To Provide Land For Affordable Housing
Olawepo-Hashim Decries Ethnic Propaganda Over VAT Debate
Health Workers’ Strike Looms As Federal Govt Drags Foot On Demands
POWER SHIFT: Northern Groups Divided Over Kaduna Declaration
Amid Defection Rumour, PDP Invites Jonathan To Convention
Court Fixes October 15 For Kogi, EFCC N20bn Bail Out Loan Case
Fani-Kayode Is An Asset To APC – FCT, Kogi Chapters
NEXIM Bank Earmarks $10m For Bankable Projects
Japan To Lift State Of Emergency As Infections Drop
Sheriff Stun Real Madrid In Bernabeu As Liverpool Thrash Porto
Champions League: Messi Scores First PSG Goal In Win Over City
Kante Out Of Juventus Clash After Testing Positive For COVID-19
Minister Hails D’Tigress, Says Afrobasket Title Is 61th Anniversary Gift To Nigerians
[EDITORIAL] Value Of The Naira And BDCs’ Blackmail

The Sun

2 burnt as tanker hits parked vehicle in Rivers
Fuel subsidy may surge to N1trn as oil price hits $80/ barrel
We’ve received 320 applicants from convicts-seeking pardon – Malami
Obaseki appoints 2 special advisers, sends commissioner-nominees to Assembly
2023: Afenifere, Middle Belt, Ohanaeze, others slam Northern govs, traditional rulers over power rotation
Reps spoil for showdown over stalled bill in senate
The Sun award has given me hope –Onyema, Air Peace CEO
Oct 1 sit-at-home: IPOB woos Oduduwa, Middle Belt, CAN, others
2 shot, others injured as Shi’ite group, security operatives clash in Abuja
Insecurity: Joint task force kills 20 cattle rustlers in Niger
I’ll challenge ruling granting AGF leave to take over case against me –Ohakim
3 die as Benue mine collapses
Prepare your handover note, PDP tells APGA
Uba Campaign Organization tasks APGA on issue based campaigns
Labour Party flags off campaign, promises new dawn in Anambra
Ozigbo offers best platform, strategy to rejuvenate Anambra –Obaze
Anambra, others to benefit $10bn investment from Russia –Okonkwo
NEITI seeks recovery of N2.659trn trapped in 77 firms
Sustainability week: Dangote donates to old people’s home, physically challenged
Geocycle: Lafarge turns industrial waste to profit
CBN, BOI disburse $1.2m to boost rice production
Afreximbank, AfCFTA unveil pan-African payment system roll-out
Orji Kalu pulls out of Weightlifting Presidential Race
FG assures of support for women football, graces Betsy Obaseki tourney
HiFL 2021: UNIMAID Desert Warriors, AAUA Luminaries qualify for finals
Zenith Bank applauds AfroBasket champions
Osimhen value triples, PSG leads chase for striker
National Youth Games Greats dominate at African Junior Chess Championship
Thoughts on third force
Oluwo (King) of Iwo is right, God once told me the ancestors of Africans & other races worshipped idols, not him
Witchcraft: A spiritual weapon (5)
Separation of powers, checks and balances (1)
‘General public’ wrong
Stampede in Anambra as governorship election nears
Princess Orelope-Adefulire: Celebrating epitome of integrity at 62
Wike’s development blueprint still on the march
2023: Why APC may not win Delta –Ayomanor, Deputy state chairman
Separation of powers, checks and balances (1)
Reading versus aliteracy
Amilcar Cabral, Babu and the future of Africa
Why I sacrificed varsity education for my siblings, says Oyekwe, 43
How my brother forfeited his varsity education for my siblings and I

The Guardian

Messi off the mark for PSG in Champions League win over Man City
Court sanctions FIRS, other over freezing of lawyer’s account
Consumer Network raises concerns about multiple taxes in power sector
I will make Ekiti State investment destination in Nigeria, says Fayemi
‘Vaccination reducing COVID-19 deaths, infections in Edo’
JOHESU threatens strike as resident doctors give conditions
Editors urge governors to emulate Bello on media empowerment
Cross River government refutes alleged sale of industries to cronies
Again, herders kill nine in Ortom’s LG, lead mine collapses on three
Lagos Police confirm abduction of AVM Smith
Ekiti Police parade 18 -year old for defiling a minor, others
Abductors of Kogi varsity lecturer demand N20m ransom
Lagos residents lament frequent boat mishaps
Attacks kill dozens in northwest Nigeria
D’Tigress face U.S., Australia, Brazil, Canada in FIBA World Cup qualifiers
Aisha Buhari, IGP Usman, others listed for Nigeria Pitch Awards
Edo First Lady urges good sportsmanship, as BOWFT kicks off in Benin
Nigeria arrives Rwanda, begins defence of African U-19 Cricket title Friday
Salah, Firmino shine as Liverpool honour Hunt with Porto rout
Suarez completes late comeback as Atletico win at 10-man Milan
R Kelly’s Ex-Wife Says Victim Shaming Stopped Women From Speaking Out
Will Smith Says He And Jada Pinkett Practise An Open Marriage
Anambra LP guber candidate’s whereabouts unknown
PDP contacts Jonathan on October convention
Group faults PDP’s zoning arrangement in Ebonyi for 2023
Use of mobile financial services triples six years in Nigeria, others
NIWA to reduce accidents on inland waterways
NPA moves to attract large merchant vessels to Nigerian waters
‘Sule’s socio-economic reform transforming Nasarawa’
Political obligation and obedience in Nigeria
Labour leadership under COVID-19 emergency
The new VAT combat is a protest – Part 3
The risks of endless honeymoon

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