NEWSPAPERS HEADLINES FOR WEDNESDAY 24TH MARCH 2021



 

*THE NATION*


Seplat seeks new capital to settle old debts


Were retaining earnings to drive growth, says Afriland


Why we allowed hijab-wearing in schools, by AbdulRazaq


AbdulRasaq sends nominees names to Assembly

Union Bank insists on sale of UK subsidiary

Kids to stage play on Tinubu

Sanwo-Olu, Tambuwal preach peace as curtain falls on Jakandes funeral

Frustration behind seccession agitation, says Fayemi

N1.5b debt: FHA to verify before paying contractors

Senator Tinubu proposes Bill to reform NIPOST

Producing Nigerian passport abroad unjustifiable, says NIS boss

Ex-Edo Deputy Governor Odubus house, others demolished

Financial autonomy: Workers shut state assemblies

Troops takeover forest near Ortoms farm

Ortom meets Buhari over attack by herders

Lagos, Ogun, Bauchi top vaccination chart

APC will rule for 32 years, says Buni

Ex-military chief: Troops lack proper arms to fight

MPC okays more CBN spending to boost economy

Weve not taken decision on zoning PDP

Simi shares throw back videos of sixth month pregnancy

FrieslandCampina WAMCO, UniAbuja sign pact to drive dairy devt

LIRS urges Lagosians to file tax returns

Fed Govt eyes $50b from AfCFTA

Nigeria loses N800b monthly to poor port operation

IWD 2021: Unilever charges victims of domestic violence to speak out

Humility your pathway to elevation!

*VANGUARD*

2023: PDP clarifies on committee’s report on zoning

Scottish leader survives confidence vote in parliament

FG to support victims of Katsina Central Market inferno- Minister

Lottery commission targets N1bn monthly revenue from new game ‘ DG

FG disburses N20,000 each to 3,300 physically challenged, vulnerable rural women in Delta

Canada, AfDB sign $104.8m climate fund agreement

#EndSARS: Army train officers on human rights, humanitarian laws

Tarfa gives DSS 48 hours to release 26 BDC operators

Uncensored song: Court grants Kano-based popular praise singer N500,000 bail

Man, 29, docked for alleged N170,000 fraud

Anti-Graft War: Why we need guidelines on plea bargaining ‘Malami

Buhari promises assistance to victims of Zamfara, Katsina fire disaster

Edo govt demolishes former deputy governor’s house

Financial autonomy: Osun Assembly workers join strike

Rather than receiving ‘recycled politicians’, focus on insecurity ‘ Fayose tells Buhari

PDP rejects High Court judgement on Imo North Senatorial by-election

APC vows to remain in power for next 34 years, registers 36 million members

Self-Determination: Yoruba group dares Akeredolu, plans one million march in Akure

Anambra: Primary election to decide our flag bearer ‘ PDP aspirant

2023: PDP clarifies committee’s report on zoning

Diaspora Yoruba hold dialogue on restructuring

Steer clear of Cross River’s politics, Southern Senatorial Group tells Wike

Protest: Oyo legislative workers shut Assembly indefinitely

Attack on Ortom: Nigeria heading towards anarchy ‘ CAN

First tweet on Twitter fetches $2.9 mn at auction

Students’ Nude Videos: Judge’s transfer stalls trial of 19-yr-old cybercrime kingpin in Ekiti

Unemployment, poor dietary practices escalating protein deficiency ‘ REPORT

Academy of Medicine Specialties constitutes rapid-response group on pandemics

COVID-19: 122,410 eligible Nigerians vaccinated ‘ NPHCDA

UBTH inspires good health for aged with geriatric services

One killed as cultists go on rampage in Delta community

*THISDAY*

Zenith Emerges Best Bank in Nigeria Back-to-Back

United Capital Restates Commitment to Clients Needs

Banks, Telcos Collaboration Key in e-Fraud Fight

Universal Insurance Assures Stakeholders of Return to Profitability

Amazon Workers Strike in Italy

Oiwoh: Why NQR Solution is Better Means of Payment

Oginni: Mutual Funds Industry Has Bright Prospects

Access Guarantees One Day Reversal

CBN and Food Security in Pandemic Era

Smart Security, Storage and Consumer Perceptions

Nigeria, Others Debts Conundrum a Dilemma, Analysts Insist

Dangote Cement to Pay N97bn Tax, N16 Per Share Dividend for 2020

P&G Commits to Gender Equality

Byelection Violence: Injured Policewoman Dies in Ekiti

Aba By-election As a Referendum for Ikpeazus Urban Renewal…

Our Defection to APC Aimed At Rebuilding Nigeria, Say Bankole, Daniel

What are Retired Bank CEOs Doing Now

Discord in Buharis Choir

Gerrard Surprised Southgate Axed Alexander-Arnold from Three Lions

German Machine Seeking Redemption Against Iceland

SLeone Has Given Us Hope We Can Beat Nigeria

Edo Begins Vaccination of Athletes, Coaches, Others

Super Eagles Camp Alive with Excitement as Invited Players Train at Teslim Stadium

Super Eagles to Begin Training at Teslim Balogun Stadium Today

Obaseki Adopts Quarter-miler, Eraiyokan, Ahead Tokyo Olympics

European Teams Start 2022 World Cup Qualifying Campaign Amid Covid-19

*PUNCH*

Morris’ Nigeria switch not concluded ‘Brown

Lagos gives Catholic mission four hectares of land

Blackout lingers as Discos reject 5,452.96MW of electricity

Power generation falls to 3,657MW as hydro output plunges

Lagos Free Zone targets additional $5bn investment

Forex scarcity hampering airlines’ operations, says Onyema

NCF targets 25% Nigeria’s forest rise in 30 years

LASG gives Catholic mission four hectares of land

Union Bank’s annual profit rises to N25.4bn

CBN planning N90bn N’Delta integrated agric ‘ Akpabio

Stock market records N140bn weekly loss

FG addresses challenges slowing down Lagos-Ibadan Expressway project

Real estate firm, Nollywood stars unveil housing scheme

Pilot union faults Azman’s move to hire expatriates

Dangote fertiliser plant to begin operations next week

Athletes must take COVID-19 vaccines before festival ‘Edo

Polaris Bank partners Ikoyi Club Unity Golf tourney

CBN junior tennis tourney begins

Cricket: National men’s event starts in Benin

Mbappe nets 100th Ligue 1 goal as PSG edge Lyon

La Liga: Messi scores twice as Barcelona thrash Sociedad 6-1

Serie A: Ibrahimovic scores in AC Milan win, Atalanta, Lazio bounce back

Musa, five others arrive Eagles camp for AFCON qualifiers

EPL: Tottenham move to sixth after win at Villa

Serena Williams withdraws from Miami Open

Iheanacho goals help Leicester knock Man United out of FA Cup

Arsenal fight back from three goals down to draw West Ham

Serie A: Juventus title hopes dashed by Benevento defeat

Chelsea beat Sheffield 2-0 to reach FA Cup semi-finals

AFCON qualifier: Wanyama, Mandel absent as Kenya face Egypt, Togo

Bayern CEO Rummenigge rules out Flick departure

Anthony Joshua, NiDCOM congratulate world cruiserweight champion, Okolie

LeBron suffers injury as Lakers slump to Hawks defeat

*NEW TELEGRAPH*

Ifa worshipper warns against use of hijab in Christian schools

Again, Amotekun arrests over 100 cows for violating grazing laws in Ondo

Fire incident: Federal delegation pays condolence visit to Katsina

WHO: Nigeria far from achieving 2025 national TB target

Don’t go on strike because of minimum wage bill, FG begs labour

APC Convention holds June, says Badaru

Senate okays bill on solid mineral exploitation

Reps condemn attack on Ortom, say offenders must face justice

Buhari seeks Senate confirmation for NHRCChair, members

Boko Haram mocks Nigerian Army, attacks Yobe community, kills two

US: AstraZeneca may have used outdated info in vaccine trial

Hailing Britain’s ‘great spirit’, Johnson marks COVID lockdown anniversary

Report: Deadly California wildfire sparked when tree hit power line

Akeredolu to herders: Quit Ondo forests or face consequences

Senate moves to unbundle, transform NIPOST

Lottery: FG targets N1bn monthly from National Game

$366m agric grants : FG revives committee to track projects

Microsoft in talks to acquire Discord for more than $10bn

Jack Dorsey’s first ever tweet sells for $2.9m

Kalu replies Ikpeazu,Abaribe; says he is thankful to God to have gone to prison

Edo 2020: Edo contingent begins COVID-19 vaccination Wednesday

NPFL: Enyimba extend Sunshine Stars’ winless run

Qatar 2022: Armed gang holds up national football team

AFCON qualifiers: 18 Eagles now in camp

GOtv Boxing Night 22: Real One, Quartey in war of words

I’ll do more for team, country ‘ Iheanacho

Eagles hold first full training session today

NBBF rules out automatic shirts for NBA Stars

Lagos, Abuja Stadiums to be ready by June, says minister

Tokyo 2020: Obaseki adopts 400m runner, Eraiyokangreat

*THE SUN*

Insecurity: Northern Governors working with new Service Chiefs to halt school kidnapping ‘Lalong

Ohanaeze Youth Council knock Okupe over comments on Igbo presidency

Stay clear of Cross River’s politics, group warns Wike

Imo North: Yobe gov dismisses plot to subvert justice

Killer of Kogi PDP women leader get 12 years imprisonment

Imo North Senatatorial seat: APC petitions Supreme Court justices

We’re on mission to recover, rebuild, reposition APC ‘ Gov Buni

June date for APC national convention still feasible ‘ Gov Badaru

Imo North: Yobe gov dismisses plot to subvert justice

Edo 2020: Tribunal to deliver judgements on Obaseki, others

AFCON qualifiers: Rohr expects tough clashes in Porto Novo, Lagos

Mikel: Conte punished me for representing Nigeria

NSF: Edo athletes, coaches, others take COVID-19 vaccine today

Buhari to unveil Nigerian professional wrestling in May

2022 World Cup qualifiers on StarTimes

GWG acquires HISL/HIFL Trademark

Minister backs Sahel Military Games

Pervasive boadband drive’ll boost digital financial inclusion ‘ Danbatta

Nigeria ready for AfCFTA -FG

We lack resources to build new $12bn refinery ‘NNPC

CBN keeps MPR at 11.5%, worries over Nigeria’s rising debt

Zenith Bank remains Nigeria’s best bank at global awards 2021

Wike, Belgian Ambassador meet to strengthen business ties

Moghalu, global leaders to speak at Cybertech conference in Dubai

Controversy trails POF collection, as CRFFN’s N10bn target in jeopardy

NPA suspends export receipts at Lagos Ports, clamps down illegal jetty operators

Terminal operators to enhance welfare of dockworkers

Imo lawyers, judiciary workers suspend court sittings over alleged abduction of colleague

Insecurity, graft killing Nigeria Cardinal Onaiyekan

Spat in senate over Nigerias population figure

Ive no reason to fake my attack Ortom

Insecurity: South East economy in danger -Chikason boss

NDLEA intercepts Europe bound parcels of cocaine, heroin

Cultist butchers rival, sends video to social media

Bizmen sue police, EFCC, others over alleged harassment, threats

Magistrate dismissed in Imo for alleged misconduct

Reps begin probe of diplomatic postings

Witches and wizards: Myth or reality’ (6)

Is Nigeria’s breakup or being conquered imminent

Needless hijab controversy in Kwara

State police and community policing: The urgency of now (2)

Officials, not ‘personnel

Tackling insecurity, economic regression and social anomie

Is the future of our educational system imperiled

Farewell, Ben Egbuna

Ihediohas blooming age

The baby factory challenge

*GUARDIAN*

Working man’s George Best’ Frank Worthington dies at 72

China coach Li Tie says ‘door open to everyone’ as injuries strike

Germany seek redemption as Loew starts swansong

Eyimofe selected for MOOOV Film Festival in Belgium

Two Yahoo boys get 3 years jail-term, forfeit N206m, cars, houses to FG

Police to charge suspected killers of LASTMA official for murder

Fire wreaks havoc on section of university in Katsina

Senate confirms Bukar as Commissioner, Federal Civil Service Commission

Putin vaccinated against Covid-19

How AstraZeneca’s errors eroded US confidence in its Covid shot

UN warns of risk of famine in Yemen, South Sudan, Nigeria

DR Congo starts countdown to end of Ebola outbreak in east

China bristles at West over sanctions for Uyghur crackdown

We don’t want war’ with Sudan: Ethiopian PM Abiy

China approves inhaled CanSino vaccine for clinical trials

Israel voters take fourth shot at deciding Netanyahu’s fate

Myanmar junta ‘sad’ at protest deaths but vows to stop ‘anarchy

Five dead in stampede while mourning Tanzania’s Magufuli

Super Eagles target victory in Porto Novo, Squirrels plan upset

Ministry pledges support for Sahel Military Games

Edo vaccinates athletes, officials ahead National Sports Festival

France, Belgium in action as Europeans begin road to Qatar

Oladosu in war of words with Ghanaian opponent ahead WBF title fight

AFCON 2021 qualifier: 23 players hit Eagles’ camp, Iheanacho expected

Neuer challenges Germany to thrown down marker for Loew’s swansong

Leverkusen fire Bosz after slump, Wolf takes charge

How streaming service can boost economy, create jobs

FG launches national policy on VSAT

Moghalu, other global leaders to speak at Cybertech conference in Dubai

SIMS Digital Centre opens new modern branch in Ajah

Jack Dorsey sells first tweet for $2.9m

Ingressive for Good & Geneza launch the #1000WomenInDesign scholarship programme

Save education, save Nigeria

Birds of a feather

Coronavirus diary’the epilogue

Lateef Kayode Jakande ‘ Last of the Mohicans

Governor Ortom and his cross

Nigeria’s unemployment blues

Who is against restructuring Nigeria

Obiano’span-Igbo spirit

Nigeria is corrupt, but nations who lecture us benefit from that corruption

*TRIBUNE*

Afriland shareholders approve N68.7m dividend payout as revenue hits N1bn

Kwara gov appoints 24-year-old Adeyi Kaosarah as Special Adviser on Youths Engagement

Abuja Mass Housing: FHA commences payment to aggrieved contractors

FG trains women, youth on yam processing

Bunu people lament insecurity, poor infrastructure in Kogi communities

APC chairman disowns petition against Supreme Court justices as PDP asks him to resign

Reps grill administrator of Presidential Amnesty Programme, demand records of ex-agitators’ payment

Fire Incident: Federal Government delegation pays sympathy visit to Katsina market

Tension in Bayelsa community as militants set ablaze Agip oil pipelines

APC writes petition against three Supreme Court justices over Imo North Senatorial bye-election

2023: Southwest presidency not negotiable

Role of managers in PPP’s urban infrastructure provision

Nigeria is getting better for women but we need to do more ‘Olabode

Alternative investment classes

Why women make great leaders

EFCC’s request for assets declaration by bankers

Nigeria records 214 new COVID-19 infections, total now 162,076

Anambra govt flags off ‘One Youth, One Skill’ training programme to curb crime

Local stock market sheds N9bn despite upsurge in activities

Surveyors charged on eradication of quackery

NALDA trains 68 corps members, 201 others as soil doctors

Taming inflation or sustaining growth: Why CBN held rate at 11.5%

No time to cook’ 7 easy meals that will save the day

*SPORTS*

2022 World Cup qualifiers on StarTimes – The Sun

76ers Trade Rumors: PHI Receiving Calls on Matisse Thybulle Ahead of Deadline – Bleacher Report

A dark cloud has developed inside me’ – Prandelli steps down as Fiorentina boss due to ‘profound distress – Goal

Aaron Gordon Says Magic Trade Request Was Result of Overall ‘Frustration – Bleacher Report

AFCON 2021 qualifier: 23 players hit Eagles’ camp, Iheanacho expected – Guardian

Afcon 2022 Qualifiers: Head-to-head: Who has upper hand between Bafana Bafana and Ghana – Goal

AFCON qualifiers: 18 Eagles now in camp – New Telegraph

AFCON Qualifiers: Moses Simon may honour Super Eagles invitation -NigPilot – Nigerian Pilot

AFCON qualifiers: Rohr expects tough clashes in Porto Novo, Lagos – The Sun

Antonio Tarver Out of Fight vs. Frank Mir on Jake Paul-Ben Askren Card – Bleacher Report

Are you joking’ Are you f*cking serious” – Mikel reveals Conte bust-up that forced him out of Chelsea – Goal

Bale Planning Real Madrid Return – Daily Independent

Beckham: Solskjaer doing ‘incredible job’ as Manchester United manager – Goal

Belize football team bus held up by ‘insurgents on motorcycles – CNN

Belize Soccer Team’s Bus Stopped by Gunmen Ahead of World Cup Qualifier – Bleacher Report

Brora Rangers upset Championship leaders Hearts in major Scottish Cup shock – Yahoo

Buhari to unveil Nigerian professional wrestling in May – The Sun

Bundee Aki: Ireland centre handed four-match ban after Six Nations red card against England – Yahoo

Canadiens Games Postponed Through March 28 Because of COVID-19 Protocols – Bleacher Report

Cesare Prandelli resigns as Fiorentina coach: ‘A dark cloud has developed inside of me – Yahoo

Cesare Prandelli: Fiorentina coach quits club after ‘dark cloud’ develops inside him – BBC

China coach Li Tie says ‘door open to everyone’ as injuries strike – Guardian

Concussion in sport: Saliva test is 94% accurate in rugby union trial – BBC

Crowds might yet cheer on Lions in South Africa after tour gets green light – Yahoo

Eagles hold first full training session today – New Telegraph

Eddie Jones to face ‘brutally honest analysis’ of England’s Six Nations failure – Yahoo

Edo 2020: Edo contingent begins COVID-19 vaccination Wednesday – New Telegraph

Edo Begins Vaccination of Athletes, Coaches, Others – Thisday

Edo vaccinates athletes, officials ahead National Sports Festival – Guardian

Emma Hayes happy for Chelsea to confront Wolfsburg nemesis – Yahoo

Emotional Zlatan Ibrahimovic reduced to tears on return to Sweden squad – CNN

England boss Gareth Southgate’s ‘ruthless streak’ is the sign of a good manager, says John Stones – Yahoo

England helped me break through at Chelsea and earn Swansea move, says Guehi – Goal

England to decide Eddie Jones future next month after debrief into awful Six Nations campaign – Yahoo

European Teams Start 2022 World Cup Qualifying Campaign Amid Covid-19 – Thisday

Everton defender Ben Godfrey relishing leadership role with England Under-21s – Yahoo

Farouk Khan feels Kaizer Chiefs must go ‘back to their roots’ despite Soweto Derby win – Goal

Former Super Bowl MVP Joe Flacco, Eagles Agree to Contract – Bleacher Report

France boss Deschamps relaxed on Kante role at Chelsea – Goal

France, Belgium in action as Europeans begin road to Qatar – Guardian

Gareth Southgate advised me to choose Premier League loan switch ‘ Jesse Lingard – Yahoo

Georgia Tech Women’s HC Nell Fortner Criticizes NCAA over Substandard Treatment – Bleacher Report

German Machine Seeking Redemption Against Iceland – Thisday

Germany seek redemption as Loew starts swansong – Guardian

Gerrard Surprised Southgate Axed Alexander-Arnold from Three Lions – Thisday

Giants Rumors: Kyle Rudolph Contract in Limbo After Physical Shows Foot Injury – Bleacher Report

GOtv Boxing Night 22: Real One, Quartey in war of words – New Telegraph

GWG acquires HISL/HIFL Trademark – The Sun

Heat to Open Vaccinated-Only Sections for Fans Starting on April 1 – Bleacher Report

I am my own competition’ – Lallianzuala Chhangte confident in himself despite the arrival of new faces in the Indian national team camp – Goal

I have to be Pedri’ – Barcelona starlet plays down Iniesta comparisons – Goal

I never lost hope ‘ Dion Charles on rise from non-league to international stage – Yahoo

I’ll do more for team, country ‘ Iheanacho – New Telegraph

IMPACT Wrestling Results: Winners, Grades, Reaction and Highlights from March 23 – Bleacher Report

JJ Redick Rumors: Pelicans Expected to Buy Out SG’s Contract Amid Trade Buzz – Bleacher Report

John Stones delighted to be back in England fold after ‘tough’ time watching on – Yahoo

John Stones’ return to form earns England recall from Southgate – Yahoo

John Stones: England defender felt ‘helpless’ having to watch national team on TV – BBC

Kyle Lowry Rumors: Raptors PG Wants New Team to Give Him Max Contract If Traded – Bleacher Report

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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