Newspaper Headlines For Thursday February 2nd 2017


Newspaper Headlines For February 2nd 2017


FG Approves New Tax Policy, to Raise VAT on Luxury Goods
• Sets up task force on food security •Approves procurement of new coaches for rail transport
… TCN Gets Go Ahead on New Project Financing Model, Seeks…
UK Deports 41 Nigerians for Immigration Offences
Foreign Capital Importation Dropped to Nine-year Low in 2016
Nigerian Woman Racks up £500,000 NHS Bill after Giving Birth to…
Five UN Officials of International Boundary C’ttee Killed by Bandits in Cameroun
N420bn Illegal Crude, Diesel Seized by Nigerian Navy in 2016
Protesters, Thugs Stop Mimiko from Presenting 2017 Budget to Ondo Assembly
Nigerians Know Who is a ‘Motor Park’ Personality between You and I, Obiano Replies…
Budget Defence: N4bn Grossly Inadequate to Address Terrorism, Kidnapping, Other Crimes, Says IG
Witness: I was Compelled to Write a Petition against Justice Ademola to NJC
Crude Oil Hits $56 as Russia Joins OPEC Cuts
FG Secures $1.5bn Chinese Loan to Fund Lagos-Ibadan Rail Project
Court Remands Bala Mohammed’s Son in Kuje Prisons
Kaduna Trade Fair Will Reduce Economic Challenges, Says Chamber
Alleged $15m Theft: Court Strikes out Patience Jonathan’s Suit against SERAP Awards…
Six Killed as Illegal Miners Clash in Plateau
FG to Reconstitute Governing Councils of Federal Universities, Others
APC Backs Buhari’s Move to Import Crude Oil from Niger
We Have Judiciously Utilised our Bailout Funds, Says Ugwuanyi
Rivers Assembly Minority Leader Drags APC to Court for Expulsion from Party
Warning Strikes Are Illegal, Ngige Tells Labour Unions
Edo Election Tribunal: Drama as PDP, Ize-Iyamu’s Witness Declares He’s the Petitioner
Ijaw Community Gives Chevron 14 Days Ultimatum to Connect It to Electricity
Ahead of 2019, Enugu PDP Moves to Strengthen Party
Soldier Sentenced to Seven Years for Manslaughter
Group Urges Amaechi to Leave Wike Alone
Court Convicts Twins for Armed Robbery
Herdsmen, Farmers, Clash Claims One Life in Benue Community
Fayemi Slams N3billion Libel Suit against Fayose’s Aides
AFCON 2017: Egypt Wins Shootout with B’Faso to Reach Final
… TCN Gets Go Ahead on New Project Financing Model, Seeks…
• Transmission company rocked by protest over appointment of new MD • Power generation rises slightly to 3,528MW
CBN Reads Riot Act on Transaction Settlement
.Sells $660m in forwards auction
Diamond Bank Records Two Million Subscribers on Mobile App, ‘Diamond Y’ello’…
UBA Strengthens Brand Affiliation on Nigerian Campuses
Market Remains Bearish as Investors React to Weak Corporate Earnings
FMBN Returns to Profitability, Posts N2.7bn Operating Surplus
We Are Not Afraid of Investigation, ALTON Tells Reps
Andy Uba Dumps PDP, Defects to APC
Wike Takes Over Revenue Drive in Rivers
Tribunal Declines PDP, Ize-Iyamu’s Bid to Introduce New Evidence
The Reward of Hard Work
Fake Dollar Syndicate Nabbed in Lagos
Practicing “Wantedness”: Five Key Ways
Ambode’s Massive Infrastructure Plan
DOAMF Charity Golf Tourney Holds February 4
Ekiti Table-tennis Chief Calls for Assistance for the Sport
Leipzig Battle Dortmund for Title Hope Live on StarTimes
PGA Nigeria Season Tees Off in Otukpo
UNILAG’s Best Graduands: Our Parents Inspired, Prepared Us for Success
Investing in Girl-child Education for National Devt
FSTC Principal Promises to Surpass Previous Achievements
Students Set to Protest Fees Hike in Ogun
Midwestern Oil, Gas Donates Classrooms to Community
LASG Okays Death Penalty, Life Imprisonment for Kidnappers


Nigerian Delivers Quadruplets, Owes UK Hospital N152m
…loses two babies Priscilla: I can’t pay debt, even if I work all my life
Obiano To Okorocha: You Can’t Escape From Your Questionable Past
FG Moves To Halt Rising Food Prices
Drama As Britain Deports 82 Nigerians, Ghanaians
Market Operators Owe N100bn Wheeling Charges – TC
‘Natural, Chinese Therapy Tackle Root Cause Of Ailments’
Who Let Vampire Escape?
Igbo Priority Is Self-determination, Not Presidency – Ikedife
Akwa Ibom Looking Beyond Oil Revenue – Udoh
Okorocha Is A Motor Park Tout- Obiano
Andy Uba Dumps PDP For APC
Senate’s 3-day Dissection Of 2017 Budget
Obasanjo’s Nod For Ogun West In 2019
Unlocking Power Gridlock Via Forex Preference
Economic Recession Slows Eko Atlantic Project, Others
CBN Amends Rule On Repurchase Of Lending Facility
Stock Market Records Three Days Fall
Buffett Bought $12bn Of Stock After Trump Won
Telecoms: Mobile Porting Records 18% Yearly Growth
Buhari’s Death Rumour And Matters Arising
Timaya Releases New Music Video `Woyo’
A renowned song writer, and entertainer, Inetimi Odon, popularly known as “Timaya’’ has officially released a new music video titled `Woyo’, the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports. The song was produced by Orbeat, and the video was shot and directed by Unlimited LA. Woyo was of the dance hall genre, written and performed by Timaya. The colourful two minutes and 50 seconds video showed the…
Cameroon Bigger Than Nigeria – Fashanu
…says taming Lions will be tough for Eagles
ACCESS BANK LAGOS CITY MARATHON: Participants Collect Running Kits
Work Permit Delays Ambrose’s Blackburn Deal
Dalung’s Wife To Be Buried Feb 4
I Can’t Be Costa’s Friend – Klopp
Firmino Banned, Fined For Drink-driving
Stepfather, Uncle Kill Man Over Missing N90,000
661 Rifles: Wanted Customs Officer Surrenders
Bandits Kill Five UN Border Officials
Six Killed As Illegal Miners Clash In Plateau State
Day-old Baby Abandoned In Oyo
Nurses, Midwives Protest In Ogun, Reject TSA In Hospitals
Let There Be Light!
Maximising GITEX Forum For FDIs, Others
… Sells $660m Forwards To Clear Dollar Demand Backlog
Olulade: APC Needs Strong Economic Team
Buhari’s Vacation Ought Not To Generate Bad Wishes – Aniebonam
League: NFF Goes Tough On Corruption
Bassey Trains, Dines With Messi, Others


Uganda eyes 2025 AFCON
AFCON 2017: Egypt through to the finals
Buhari’s power sector revival pill sparks crisis
Fed Govt sets up panel to bring down food prices
Forex trading: CBN to suspend defaulting banks for eight weeks
Magu: Senate and the element of fair hearing
Ambode signs Anti-Kidnapping Laws
Six remanded for commandant’s ‘murder’
Magu: Legal battle begins over confirmation
Ondo House crisis halts Mimiko’s budget presentation
Court remands ex-minister’s son in prison
Dasuki: Court rejects N2b suspect’s bid to travel abroad for treatment
Power generation rises to 3,528 megawatts
4,000 cases of Leprosy are reported annually in Nigeria
Oyo receives N7.2b Paris Club refund
Coalition urges remaining Boko Haram members to surrender
Fayemi slams N3b libel suit on Fayose’s aides
Patience Jonathan: Court strikes out suit against SERAP
Cash crunch hampering fight against crimes, says IG
Army: soldier under probe for brutalising woman
Parlous state of campus hostels
102 students get work-study scheme stipend
The future of learning
I prayed for a First Class, says UNN’s best
Rector seeks police post in Bida Poly
Sanusi opens FUTMINNA’s multi-million naira mosque
AFCON 2017: Egypt through to the finals
Quadri, others know fate today in latest ITTF ranking
Gyan wants end to AFCON heartache
NTF sees tennis transformation with ITF Coaches’
Black Stars keeper fined over facebook rant
Court adjourns trial of MCSN, officers
‘Unlocking our N15 trillion creative economy’
Why we need musicians’ union in Nigeria, by Eno Louis
How BBNaija contestants voted themselves for eviction
Court adjourns trial of MCSN, officers
Akinyemi: I want to provide new direction for Ekiti
How BBNaija contestants voted themselves for eviction
UAE firms to produce 30mw from municipal waste
‘Nigeria has large market for renewable energy’
Firms blame forex scarcity for power problems
Lagos to invest $500m in housing
Ikeja Electric alarmed over attacks on staff
NNPC, Sahara gas vessels leave South Korea
26 vie for LafargeHolcim’s $2m


Senate To Allow Magu Defend EFCC Budget
FRSC Sanctions Commercial Drivers Over Speed Limit Device
Assembly Crisis: Hoodlums Stop Ondo Budget Presentation
Teaching Maths, Sciences In Mother Tongues: The Hurdles
Speed Limiting Device: FRSC Starts Impounding Defaulting Vehicles
BoI’s Youth Entrepreneurship Scheme: Our Experience, By Beneficiaries
We Won’t Abandon Victims Of Pro-Trump Rally — IPOB
Robbery Suspects Engage Policemen In Gun Battle
Vampire: Bandits Studied Lapses Before They Struck — Imo CJ
Obiano Vs Okorocha: Okorocha Should Keep Quiet When Serious Govs Are Talking — Obiano
Money Laundering: Court Remands Ex-FCT Minister’s Son In Prison
Corruption: Open Contracting Process To Commence March — FG
Army Court-martials Two Soldiers For Manslaughter
5 Officials Of UN, Boundary Commission Killed In Cameroon
Ambrose’s Blackburn Deal Hangs In The Balance
Manufacturing: Capacity Utilisation To Grow By 4% In 2017 — MAN
Don’t Link Okowa To Alleged Diversion Of FG’s $10m Bailout Funds – Delta Govt
RECESSION: Foreign Investment Inflow Down By $4.5bn In 2016
41 Nigerians Sent Home By UK Arrive Lagos Airport
Stockbroker In N4.8bn Share Scam, Remanded In Ikoyi Prison
Onnoghen: Presidency Warns Against Blackmail, Says Buhari Has Done Nothing Wrong
Even Those Peddling Idle Rumours About Buhari’s Health Are Missing Him – Nigerians
Beware Of Fake Vanguard Websites
Harrysong, Manager, Arrested
Comedian, AY, Pens Emotional Birthday Message To Daughter
Beyonce And Jay Z Expecting Twins
Timaya Releases New Music Video `Woyo’
How Ex-Lawmaker, Keston Okoro, Emerged PMAN President
Trump Travel Ban ‘divisive And Wrong’ – Theresa May
Vatican Expresses ‘concern’ On Trump’s Wall, Travel Ban
If You Have Nothing To Hide, Try Dasuki In The Open, Fayose Tells FG
APGA Has Strong Hold To Win Any Election – Oye
Tell Us Your Beef With Buhari, Presidency Tells 2face
English Premier League Table
AFCON 2017: Egypt Beat Burkin Faso, 4-3 On Penalties, Qualify For Final
Drogba Refuses Bullet-proof Corinthians Offer
NFF Bans Members, Other Administrators From Being “judges’’ In League Matches


Capital imports plunged to nine-year low in 2016 – NBS
6 in UN team killed in attack in Cameroon
CBN sells $660 million forwards to clear backlog of dollar demand – Traders
Italy sets up fund to help African countries stop migrants
African Union cautiously back strategy to quit ICC
Evacuation of unauthorized West Bank settlement turns violent
Nigeria likely to launch $1 billion Eurobond sale this week – Finance minister
U.N. team attacked on Nigeria-Cameroon border, five dead – UNOWA
Ado Bayero Mall sealed, staff, shop owners, customers stranded
Ambode okays death penalty for kidnappers
N20bn for aviation in 2017 budget too low– Sirika
Capital imports hit 9-year low in 2016 at $5.12bn
CBN sells $660m forwards to clear backlog – Traders
FG’s $1 bln Eurobond sale likely this week – Adeosun
UnityKapital Assurance settled N619.2m claims in 2016
N20bn for aviation in 2017 budget too low– Sirika
Capital imports hit 9-year low in 2016 at $5.12bn
CBN sells $660m forwards to clear backlog – Traders
FG’s $1 bln Eurobond sale likely this week – Adeosun
UnityKapital Assurance settled N619.2m claims in 2016
Ex-FCT minister’s son remanded in prison
6 B/Haram insurgents, 3 soldiers killed in Northeast — Army
FG sets up task force over rising cost of food items
Reprisal killings frustrating S/Kaduna peace efforts — DSS
Okorocha, Obiano in war of words over defection
75 associations seek registration as political parties — INEC
Okorocha, Obiano in war of words over defection
We will wait till 2023 for Igbo presidency — Apugo
Andy Uba dumps PDP, joins APC
Group seeks law against ‘political blackmail’
Nigeria reiterates stand not to withdraw from ICC
Italy sets up fund to help African countries stop migrants
African Union cautiously back strategy to quit ICC
Evacuation of unauthorized West Bank settlement turns violent
Rebels in deadly attack on Saudi warship
Nurses at Gombe teaching hospital stage protest over discrimination
Michael Okpara varsity discovers new cure of HIV/AIDS
ABU nurses protest non-implementation of agreements by ‘cabals’
Foundation strategises against polio, child killer diseases
FG to set up NAFDAC labs across the country
Egypt beat Burkina Faso to qualify for final
Kano Pillars, First Bank win 2016 best basketball team awards
NBBF targets Afrobasket Championship title with D’Tigress
Cameroon not threat to Eagles’ World Cup ticket – Siasia
Taraba state reintroduces annual school games
NBBF targets Afrobasket Championship title with D’Tigress
Ichull, Makama sure of victory over unbeaten Plateau Utd
Serena picked as greatest female player


Gunmen attack UN team in Nigeria, kill 5
Three of the victims were Nigerians, a UN statement said Wednesday.
3 Nigerian soldiers, several terrorists killed as troops battle Boko Haram
Nigeria secures $1.5 billion Chinese loan for Lagos-Ibadan rail
Seventh Witness Testifies In Corruption Trial Of Nigerian Judge
Anambra Senator, Andy Uba, Dumps PDP For APC
Despite Conviction, Ibori Vows To Remain In Politics
41 Nigerians Deported From UK Arrive
Nigerian Govt To Reconstitute Governing Councils Of Tertiary Institutions
The FUT Minna held its 26th convocation ceremony.
Former MTN Staff Arraigned For Fraud
Christians, Muslims Major Problems Of Yoruba Tradition – Don
Reps Give SEC 7 Days To Correct Employment Irregularities
Nigeria’s Power Generation Improves To 3,528 Megawatts – TCN
World Hijab Day: Group Decries Discrimination Against Muslim Women
Exclusive Breastfeeding Averts 13 Per Cent Childhood Deaths – UNICEF Official
Lagos Govt Explains Status Of Private Waste Operators
Fayemi Files N3 Billion Libel Suit Against Fayose’s Aide, Lawmaker
Ondo Crisis: Mimiko Shuns Budget Presentation As Rebel Members Hijack Assembly
Former Akwa Ibom Governor, Attah, Restates Call For Resource Control
Despite N14.5 Billion Paris Club Fund, Akwa Ibom Groans Under Gratuities, Pension – Official
CJN: Onnoghen’s Confirmation Will Test Buhari’s Religious, Ethnic ‘bias’ — Lawmakers
Kwara Govt Appoints American As Rector Of New College
NANS Condemns Expulsion Of 29 College Students
2 Killed In Jigawa Road Accident
Kaduna Polytechnic Lecturers Withdraw As ASUP Commences Nationwide Strike
Rotimi Amaechi, Abdullahi Ganduje, China: Afoju To Re Cinema, By Pius Adesanmi
The Making Of A Democratic Dictatorship, By Zainab Suleiman Okino
Dispatch From Chibok: A Community’s Resilience In The Shadow Of Boko Haram, By Alkasim Abdulkadir
On Development, Worldviews, And Chu Okongwu’s Helmsman, By Kingsley Moghalu
Redenomination Of The Naira? Forget It! Just Forget It!!, By ‘Tope Fasua
Peter Obi’s Revelation, By Dele Agekameh
Beyoncé Announces Pregnancy, Exposes Baby Bump
“We are incredibly grateful that our family will be growing by two, and we thank you for your well wishes.”
Why I’m Leading Anti-government Protest – 2face
Ruggedman Blasts Blackface For Condemning 2Face-led Anti-govt Protest
Nigeria Sets Up Task Force To Check Rising Food Costs
Weak Naira, Poor Portfolio Investment Drag Nigeria’s Capital Importation Down 47 Per Cent
Portfolio Investments In Nigeria Declined In Fourth Quarter 2016 – NBS
Arik Launches Bonanza Of Free Return Ticket On Purchases
AFCON 2017: Egypt Claim Final Ticket In Dramatic Fashion
NFF Lists New Guidelines To Regulate Nigerian Football
EPL: Iwobi Scores As Arsenal Suffer Shock Defeat
Italy sets up fund to help African countries stop migrants
Iran won’t let foreigners interfere in defence affairs – Official
Trump nominates Neil Gorsuch as Supreme Court Judge
Warren Buffett: I bought $12 billion of stock after Trump won
UN condemns U.S. travel ban


Andy Uba defects to APC from PDP
Cross River SUBEB discovers fake teachers
Alleged $10m Money Laundry: Account for Delta State’s Bail Out Fund – Ex-militant Tells…
Organic fertiliser will make Nigerian crops of int’l standard – Agric expert
Again, FG seeks secret trial for Dasuki
FG gets $600,000 grants to resuscitates 6 IDC
Pere Ajuwa: A big loss to Bayelsa, Ijaw nation – Dickson
Nigeria finds new treatment for HIV/AIDS – DG NIMR
Minority leadership: My expulsion from APC ridiculous – Anabraba
UNICEF launches appeal of $3.3b for 48m children in crises zones
Lawyer files suit seeking confirmation of Onnoghen as CJN
Enforcement of Speed Limiting Device on vehicles begins today – FRSC
Amnesty Int’l condemns UK court’s ruling on oil spill in Nigeria
Bello tasked on security in Kogi
Again, SEC extends recapitalisation deadline for market operators


FG moves to force down food prices
FG offers power firm for $538m foreign loans
Senators declare war as AfDB, World Bank set to run Transmission Company of Nigeria (TCN) Unionists protest…
The Sun award is a great honour for me – Rasak Okoya, Lifetime Achievement winner
Chibok Girls: Why we couldn’t secure more releases –Lai Mohammed
Says anti-corruption war not one-sided
Buhari unfit to govern Nigeria beyond 2019 –Kaze
Buhari should extend corruption war to APC, cabinet members –Uwakwe
FG’s capital importation record drops 47% in 2016 –NBS
…As Q4 FDI fell to $344.63m
SEC imposes life ban on Okumagba, BGL MD
Nigeria sells $660m forwards to clear dollar demand
The Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) sold $660 million in three and five-month currency forwards at an…
Work permit stalls Efe Ambrose’s Blackburn deal
Abia Warriors condemns Boboye’s outburst
NFF reads riot act to referees, match commissioners, others
In an effort to right the wrongs bedeviling the round leather game in the country, the Nigeria…


Resilient Hull Frustrate Man United At Old Trafford
AFCON: Egypt Back In Final, Stop Burkina Faso On Penalties
Iheanacho Dropped Again As Man City Thrash West Ham
Enyeama, Moses Nominated For January African Player Of The Month
Chelsea Confirm Ivanovic Has Joined Zenit
Blackburn Awaiting Approval For Efe Ambrose Loan Deal
13 January Transfer Deals Of Top Nigerian Players
Babangida: Bassey’s Barcelona Move The Best Nigerian Transfer
Osimhen Eager For Bundesliga Action, Seeks Quick Return From Injury
Step Up Your Golf Game With The Right Choice Of Irons
Ighalo Thanks Watford Fans After Changchun Yatai Switch
Watford Boss Mazzarri Wishes Ighalo Goodluck In China
Echiejile Joins Sporting Gijon On Loan From Monaco
Moses Starts, Costa Misses Penalty As Liverpool Hold Chelsea
Iwobi Scores As Watford Shock Arsenal; Ndidi, Musa Fall With Leicester
Arsenal Celebrate ‘Big 17’ Iwobi’s 50th Appearance
Watford Confirm Ighalo’s £20m Move To China’s Changchun
Arokoyo Ruled Out Of MLS Season, Set For Surgery
Rizespor Confirm Igiebor Signing From Maccabi Tel Aviv
Ezekiel Bassey Joins Barcelona B From Enyimba
Mourinho: Man United Must Not Drop Points Vs Hull

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