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Top Newspaper Headlines From Nigerian Dailies April 22, 2021




Here Are The Top Newspaper Headlines From Nigerian Dailies April 22, 2021 From Editor Nigeria.


Yahayas development initiatives thrill Osinbajo


Broadening funding opportunities for informal sector

UAM Makurdi to honour Tinubu, Emefiele, Slyva, Kyari, Nyako

FEC approves N8.39b to complete Sokoto-Tambuwal-Jega-Makera road

How racketeering, fraud threaten Railways e-ticketing platform


NAFDAC workers to end strike

Fed Govt cautions elites promoting disintegration

WHO asks Nigeria, others to invest in malaria elimination

2023: Senate moves to make card readers compulsory


Pantamis controversy not discussed by council, says Mohammed

No cash for police, IG Baba laments

Kaduna APC conducts exams for chairmanship aspirants

Ugandan Music star Eddy Kenzo sets to release Made in Africa


PenCom laments non-payment of federal retirees


Gunmen kill Amotekun corps in Oyo

Bill to establish Nigerian Maritime security trust fund passes 2nd reading


Police in Edo charge 331 suspects to courts in two months

[ICYMI] Igbo community in C’River at ‘war’ over leadership
FRSC seeks partnership with Kebbi govt on traffic rules enforcement

FEC approves N8.39bn augmentation for Sokoto-Tambuwal-Jega-Makera road

Delta CJ inaugurates Abraka judicial division


Police arrest 9 suspects in Niger over alleged armed robbery

NDLEA arrests wanted Abia drug supplier, seizes 100kg of cocaine, cannabis

Abuja Area Council polls: IPAC faults INEC over time table

Oyo LG: OYSIEC postpones election date by one week


PDP suspends ex-Kano lawmaker, Senator Gwarzo

PDP welcomes Lagos LG polls, says LASIEC ‘must go away from partisanship

Why we held town hall meeting on national security ‘ Lai Mohammed

LASIEC fixes Lagos council polls for July 24


Prices of rice, others rise in March ‘ NBS

Allianz begins eight-year worldwide Olympic partnership

Nigeria’s trade deficit rises 49% to $2.5bn

Heritage Bank promotes creative industry


Senate approves President Buhari’s $1.5bn, ‘995m external loan requests

Amazon greenlights South Africa for its African Headquarters

Super League cannot go ahead, says Agnelli

European Super League shelved as more clubs withdraw


With Twitter, indignation most uncalled for

Orkar’s coup and agenda, a prophecy

Reps reject high acceptance fees by universities, polytechnics, others

Why we are not going on strike now ‘ Yabatech SSANIP


Excessive heat: Medical expert advise wearing of light clothes

COVID-19: Over 257,000 persons vaccinated in Lagos, as first phase ends ‘ Prof Abayomi

More countries set to achieve zero malaria ‘WHO

Go for COVID-19 vaccination, scientists tell Nigerians


Man arrested in Niger for allegedly raping 4 minors ‘ Police

Gunmen kidnap construction workers in Ondo

Land dispute: Stop provoking us! Abia community warns Imo neighbours

Two policemen killed, others injured as gunmen torch Adani Police Station


Unknown gunmen burn down police division in Nsukka


Report: Global Smartphone Shipments Hit 340m in Q1

Edo Will Drive Nigerias Digital Economy


As Twitter African Head Office Location Debate Rages On

CBN, ICT as Economic Stimulant

Akinfenwa: Technology Has Changed Face of Advertising

Lifting Ban on New SIM Card Sales


Emirates Begins IATA Travel Pass Trials

How Artificial Intelligence is Transforming Risk Management

Driving Innovation for Success During Tough Times

Ericsson Launches Hub in Nigeria


Heritage Bank Supports Creative Industry

AMCON Denies Allegation of Criminal Conduct

ABCON Calls for Higher Transaction Margin

FG, AIG Seek ISO Certification for Civil Service


Experts Seek Increased Campaign on Made-in-Nigeria Goods

FG Urged to Create Business-friendly Environment

NGX Limited Lists N13.7bn Emzor Pharmaceuticals Bond

JiREH Technologies Gets ISO Certification


Forgive Pantami and Move On

A Tale of Two Hisbahs


AstraZeneca Vaccine Has No Known Side Effects, Says FCTA


NHIS Flags off GIFSHIP Platform In Edo

Fitbit Introduces Luxe to Support Holistic Health

Prof. Darlington Obaseki: Transforming UBTH into Leading Quality Care Provider

Change Generation, Todays Youth are the Generation that will End Malaria


Lassa Fever Kills 3 in Bayelsa, Kogi States


Unify forex, harmonise taxes, NESG, ACCI tell govt

$160m forex spent on food import in January


Remita boosts JAMB registration

AfDB, Afreximbank report reveal $5bn capital outflow in 2020

RIMAN urges experts on due diligence

Heritage Bank promotes creative industry


Pantami was imam when ATBU Muslim community issued fatwa, killed my son in a mosque Prof

FCMBs shareholders approve N2.97bn dividend

South-East govs should make Ebube Agu work

PDP leaders ask Obaseki to caution loyalist


Senate begins deliberation to make card reader compulsory

REC restates INECs commitment to creation of new polling units

Ondo insists ex-deputy governor must return all vehicles

Gbajabiamila swears in new Abia Rep, as PDP replaces APGA


Debys death may worsen Nigerias security challenges Olawepo-Hashim

Crises cant stop agitation for Igbo Presidency Senator

IPOB/MASSOB asylum: Offer to protect those who need it, UK replies Federal Govt

Knocked-down tractors: Experts worry as Senate approves fresh $1.5bn, 995m loans


IGP withdraws senior police officers attached to EFCC

NIMASA seeks collaboration on maritime security

Dana decorates captains, vaccinates pilot, cabin crew, others

Ramadan: FRSC cautions drivers


Uber, Bolt drivers in Nigeria protest high cost of operations

Olympians sound Tokyo 2020 warning

FG yet to pay festival money ‘ Edo govt

Nigeria’s Mustapha ranked world’s best cadet player


Ahly coach recovers from COVID-19, set for Enyimba tie

NPFL to resume May 9 behind closed doors

Badminton: Nigeria suffers major Olympics setback

Guerreiro goal keeps Dortmund in Champions League hunt


EPL: Stones sent off as Man City fight back to beat Villa 2-1

La Liga: Benzema scores twice as Real Madrid thrash Cadiz

Serie A: Milan teams frustrated, Juventus go third

Icardi, Neymar fire PSG into French Cup semis


Mikano woos Nigerians on Geely Emgrand7

Saudi Arabia to host Joshua, Fury fight

CAF should have stopped Setif, Ahly home games ‘ Anyansi-Agwu

Weightlifting coach bemoans lack of sponsors


Ahmadu-Kida lauds NSF basketball quality

Ogun trader laments as driver, motor boy abscond with N16m goods

Police launch probe into OAU students alleged suicide

Teachers protest five-year unpaid salaries, block Rivers Govt House


Nine-year-old sodomised victim seeks justice, mother forgives suspect

Two arrested for snatching UNICAL students N88,000 phone, selling it for N10,000

Command arrests officials of ride-hailing drivers association over protest

Leaders preach peace as Ondo hunter kills herdsman in forest


NSCDC arrests man for allegedly raping 10-year-old girl on Kwara farm

Ondo monarchs demand more policemen as three construction workers kidnapped

Pantami: Renouncing fundamentalism is the easy part

Pantami: Eschatology versus Fourth Industrial Revolution


Lets talk about Dana and other airlines

COVID-19 vaccines supplied to Lagos expires in July, says health commissioner

Early diagnosis, treatment key to curtailing Tuberculosis Expert

Consuming animal skin can increase cancer risk VC


Kwara recruits 130 health workers

650,000 African children immunised against malaria WHO

COVID-19 third wave imminent in Nigeria, expert warns

Eating heavy meals after fasting not advisable Dietitian


JNC International, others unveil point-of-care ultrasound training centre


Senate approves $1.5bn, 995m external loans for Federal Government

Wike calls for the resignation of Pantami


VP Osinbajo receives Unilag Alumni FCT Branch Exco, pledges support for positive initiatives

PDP calls for sack of Osun Attorney General, Akande

Afenifere leader, Adebanjo: Buhari, APC have hidden agenda

LASIEC: Lagos council polls fixed for July 24


Gunmen abduct students in varsity attack, kill policemen, burn station

Funeral obsequies for Afenifere spokesman Odumakin begin

FEC approves N8.39 billion to augment Sokoto road reconstruction

Updated: Foreign Loans: Senate approves $1.5 billion, 995million external borrowings for FG, states


Senate probes lopsidedness in Human Rights Commission board appointment

Adamu Garbas traditional title, Ooni of Ife refutes

I dont want another mouth to feed, Mother throws 3-day baby down garbage chute

9 suspects arrested in relation to attack on Soludo


NASS leadership promise legislative backings for criminal justice reforms

Nigeria melted a heavy blow as Amazon to set up African headquarters in South Africa

Ericssons automation hub launched in Nigeria

Heritage Bank promotes creative industry with support for Rita Dominics Acting Challenge


Buhari and his problems


Beyond Senate’s alarms on insecurity

Customs seizes N3.1bn contraband, drum of explosives


Nigerians have lost faith in N’Assembly on constitutional amendment ‘Afenifere

Army seeks equipment, armour fighting vehicles to defeat adversaries

Pantami absent as FEC fails to discuss Minister’s alleged terrorism links

Chad: Nigeria proposes dialogue for interim govt, rebels


No amount of killings, terrorism can stop Igbo Presidency in 2023 ‘Sen. Ogba

Some pensioners get N2,000 monthly ‘FG, Labour

FEC, Senate okay N265.57bn for Customs, road project

Junk food could harm young persons’ skeletal devt


Senate approves $2.6bn loan request for priority projects

N60bn mint: Examining emerging controversy

OnePay: Sterling Bank launches first mPoS solution for retailers

Ericsson to launch automation hub in Nigeria


LG signs Rita Dominic as Brand Ambassador

9mobile introduces Special Hajj roaming offer

Telecoms: Leveraging national roaming for improved service

Multiple rates: LCCI demands forex reforms


Broadband: NCC licenses 7th InfraCo

NACCIMA: Inflation posing challenge to 2.5% growth forecast

Telcos to govt: Give us prioritised access to forex

Igbo not seeking secession from Nigeria ‘ Prof Obiozor


Pushing for fresh taxation law

Why I want to be PDP candidate in Anambra ‘ Emeka Etiaba

Can Ebubeagu rescue South-East from insecurity

Battle for the soul of Akwa-Ibom APC


JUST IN: Niger PDP reaffirms Aliyu’s suspension

Troost-Ekong closes in on EPL dream

Iheanacho turns down Man City

NWFL Super Six: It’s redemption time for Edo, Bayelsa, Rivers


Topshot stages Universal Tennis Rating event

Nigeria’s Mustapha ranked world’s number one cadet player

HifL 2021: Double hatrick recorded as teams jostle for the Round of 16

EPL: Man City beat Villa to move 11 points clear at top- reaction


European Super League: Juve Chair, Andrea Agnelli, says project cannot proceed

Players, fans hail ‘beautiful day for football’ as Super League unravels

All six Premier League clubs withdraw from proposed Super League



Korean govt seeks Science ministry’s partnership on STI

Customs impounds explosives, others worth N3.1bn from Benin Republic

Ghana edges out Nigeria in FDI earnings for 2020

Adopt 21st century military infrastructure, technology in enhancing national security’ NITDA


Emzor lists N13.7bn 5 -year bond issuance on NSE

AfCFTA implementation will give Nigerian firms access worth $504.17bn in goods -CBN

Stock market sustains bullish run as index rises by 112.76bp

Nigeria mining sector will drive industrialisation, national development’ Ogah


Backward integration programme in sugar sector to tackle unemployment, NSDC boss

Despite pledge of collaboration, Police withdraw personnel from EFCC

Post-COVID-19: FG, States get NASS’ nod for $1.5bn, ‘995m external loans

Osinbajo to deliver next digital frontier keynote address April 28


1,101,827 vaccinated, says NPHCDA

SERVICOM to reward best MDAs charter delivery

Ogun honours Maths genius Odunsi, 33 others

Ex-cop Derek Chauvin convicted of murder, manslaughter in George Floyd’s death


Xi’s answer to ‘questions of our time’ reverberates beyond Boao

2023: No amount of instigated crises ‘ll deprive South-east of Presidency ‘ Ogba

NLC, others lament condition of pensioners

Senate probes alleged killing of Nigerians in Togo


Managing displaced persons hampered by manpower, security personnel ‘ Akume

Linking Pantami with terrorism unacceptable ‘ North-east coalition

Safety travels launches interactive travel website

PWDS: FG pledges support for local producers of assistive devices


Aremu canvasses national ethics, community renaissance in schools curriculum

Legislation: CSOs, stakeholders call for amendment of CAMA Act 2020

Why I offered free JAMB registration for constituents ‘ Sen. Odey

Lagos: Customs impounds 42 drums of explosives, seizes N3.1bn contraband


John bags award as Peace Corps decries killings, invasion, kidnappings In Nigeria

FG working to promote local technology ‘ Farouq

NAPTIP, DSS apprehend 4 human traffickers in Benue



APC zones National Chairman to North

LASIEC releases timetable for July 24 LG polls

Oyo: OYSIEC postpones council poll by one week

Niger PDP says ex-Gov Aliyu remains suspended over anti-party activities


Super Eagles’ strikers’ battle: Osimhen not scared of Onuachu, Iheanacho

Bash Ali threatens to sue sports minister

World Relays: Nigeria to feature youngest sprinter in Poland

HifL 2021: Double hatrick recorded as teams jostle for Round of 16


Topshot stages Universal Tennis Rating event

WA/CAA affirm 2017 AFN constitution

Senate approves fresh $1.5bn, 995m euro loans for Buhari

Onne Customs collects N38.8bn revenue, makes N4.1bn seizures


NIPC tracks $8.4bn in Q1, with manufacturing sector accounting for 35%

Nigeria’s high unemployment rate about to implode

Challenges, prospects ofreal estate business ‘ Okoro, M.I. Okoro & Associates boss

Digitalisation, customer-care’ll drive future insurance business ‘Leadway Assurance


NAICOM cancels operational licence of UNIC Insurance

AXA Mansard records 56% growth in PAT

Energysector’llneedN478tr to function properly ‘Report

Senate probes alleged killing of Enugu indigenes in Togo


Unity Bank grows assets to N492bn

Gunmen kill Amotekun operative in Oyo

Troops kill 5 suspected bandits in Aba

Treat Igbo like other Nigerians, Elders Forum begs Buhari


Chad: Power struggle looms as rebels threaten to oust new leader

Attahiru tasks Senate on appropriate funding for army

FEC okays N8.3bn for Sokoto-Kebbi road

Edo police parade suspect for illegal possession of ammunition, others


IGP withdraws police officers from EFCC

Attack on Ibeju-Lekki village for probe

COVID-19 donations: Call for probity, accountability

Governors are elected to pay salaries


Zoning as failed enterprise in Anambra guber run

Can Amotekun plus Ebube Agu equal good security

Water transportation: Lagos enthusiasm not enough

Ewa: When ignorance is expensive


The professor, the hood and the monk

My turn to chop, not my turn to fix Nigeria (2)

Drug dosage forms

CBN, ICT as economic stimulant


Pitfalls in the PIB

Senator Kalu marks 61st birthday in Abuja

Abduction of Chibok girls: Seven years after



Atletico players welcome Super League withdrawal

Inter Milan withdraw from Super League

Atletico withdraw from European Super League

Liverpool owner apologises to fans over Super League fiasco


We’ll ensure no petroleum pump price increase- APC

Coronavirus: Latest global developments

Greece to reopen outdoor eating ahead of tourism push

Indonesia navy searching for submarine with 53 aboard


WHO eyes malaria eradication in 25 countries by 2025

US Justice Dept to investigate Minneapolis policing after Chauvin trial

South Africa’s Zuma dropped by lawyers ahead of graft trial

Erdogan sacks minister in row over family contracts


Protests as Germany scrambles to pass national virus law

Crunch day in Benghazi as Al Ahli host Enyimba

Apollo Crews: A Nigerian flavour come to WWE WrestleMania

ITTF rates Mustapha as world’s best cadet table tennis star


Premier League may still sanction Arsenal, Man United, other Super league leavers

World Athletics orders AFN to hold congress before Tokyo Olympics

4th MP Tiger Tennis serves off in Lagos

GideonJohn, Wale Akinola winVBankSnooker/Billiardstourney


Super League dead as besieged owners brace for sanctions

Virus surge may delay Olympics fan decision till June

Shareholders applaud FCMB, approve dividend of N2.97b

Juventus shares sink on Super League chaos


Accelerex receives Augusto, GCR investment grade credit ratings

Should banks compensate their customers

Smile explains service outage

Concerns over minister’s refusal to inaugurate boards of aviation agencies


Stock market extends gains as capitalisation rises by N59b

MTN to invest $10b on Nigeria, other Africa’s telecoms infrastructure

Nigerian ports undermining trade, industrialisation

Netflix shares tumble as subscriber growth cools


Instagram lets users filter insults in private message requests

NGO tasks FG to invest in youth development

UPDC appointsOjo as managing director

Foundation seeks inclusiveness for persons living with disabilities


2023: Why Tinubu should run for president

Ghana African Twitter headquarters: Issues arising

Federalism is the answer, after all – Part 26

Nigeria and current security perplexity


Falcon can no longer hear the falconer

The trial, according to Pontius Pilate

” Give and take ”

Is ANCOPSS an asset or a liability


Deby and the trouble with the family business

How Nigeria can innovate its way out of youth unemployment crisis


Pantami: FEC keeps mum on calls for his removal


Nigeria records 65 new COVID-19 infections, total now 164,488

EU begins ‘100m humanitarian support initiative for Africa’s COVID-19 vaccination

Forex restriction: Sugar council to support investors for job creation

Electricity tariff shortfall may rise over N3trn by 2023


Tuberculosis is as deadly as COVID-19 ‘ Experts

Osinbajo receives UNILAG alumni FCT branch exco, pledges support for positive initiatives

Digital technology, a tool to combat insecurity ‘ DG NITDA

Local equities market extends gains, adds 0.3 per cent



4th MP Tiger Tennis serves off in Lagos – Guardian

Abdulkareem cancels Houij’s opener as Adana Idmanyurduspor hold Atasehir Belediyespor – Goal

AEW Dynamite Results: Winners, Grades, Reaction and Highlights from April 21 – Bleacher Report


Ahly coach recovers from COVID-19, set for Enyimba tie – Punch

Ahmadu-Kida lauds NSF basketball quality – Punch

All six Premier League clubs withdraw from proposed Super League – New Telegraph

Allardyce: West Brom Must Stop Iheanacho And Vardy – Complete Sports


Apollo Crews: A Nigerian flavour come to WWE WrestleMania – Guardian

Arsenal Hero Nwankwo Kanu Questions Arteta Position, Calls For Vieira Return – Daily Independent

Arsenal’s Amani Richards is next to take on our MOTDx 50-second challenge – BBC

Aston Villa 1-2 Man City: Rodri heads winner as City close on Premier League title – Yahoo


Aston Villa 1-2 Manchester City: Pep Guardiola’s side eight points from Premier League title – BBC

Aston Villa 1-2 Manchester City: We are so close to title – Pep Guardiola – BBC

Atletico players welcome Super League withdrawal – Guardian

Atletico withdraw from European Super League – Guardian


Badminton: Nigeria suffers major Olympics setback – Punch

Bale admits Tottenham had ‘minor teething issues’ under Mason as they win first game after Mourinho – Goal

Bash Ali threatens to sue sports minister – The Sun

British and Irish Lions: Maro Itoje backed by Sam Warburton to captain 2021 side – BBC


Cadiz 0-3 Real Madrid: Karim Benzema double takes Real level at the top of La Liga – BBC

CAF should have stopped Setif, Ahly home games ‘ Anyansi-Agwu – Punch

Chikwelu shines as Madrid CFF edge Real Madrid to Copa de la Reina semi-finals – Goal

Chris Paul, Suns Hold off Joel Embiid, 76ers with Ben Simmons, Tobias Harris Out – Bleacher Report


Crunch day in Benghazi as Al Ahli host Enyimba – Guardian

Drew Brees Had ‘A Lot of Limitations’ During Saints’ 2020 Season Due to Injuries – Bleacher Report

Drew Brees: Saints’ Taysom Hill ‘The Most Unique Player I’ve Ever Seen – Bleacher Report

Duke of Cambridge determined to seize the moment to secure health of football – Yahoo


Edo 2020: Makinde pledges N500k for each gold medal won by Oyo athletes – The Cable

En-Nesyri becomes top-scoring Moroccan in La Liga history as Sevilla pip Levante – Goal

EPL big six clubs withdraw from European Super League amid outrage – The Cable

EPL: Man City beat Villa to move 11 points clear at top- reaction – New Telegraph


EPL: Stones sent off as Man City fight back to beat Villa 2-1 – Punch

European Super League crumbles after majority of teams announce withdrawal – CNN

European Super League shelved as more clubs withdraw – Vanguard

European Super League: Juve Chair, Andrea Agnelli, says project cannot proceed – New Telegraph


Ex-Barcelona boss Bartomeu led Super League movement as part of five-year push for breakaway competition – Goal

Fernandinho: English Super League withdrawals ‘the right thing to do – Yahoo

FG yet to pay festival money ‘ Edo govt – Punch

Florentino Perez Says Super League Is on ‘Standby’ After EPL Withdrawals – Bleacher Report


Florida’s Keyontae Johnson Won’t Enter 2021 NBA Draft After Medical Emergency – Bleacher Report

Football wins’ – Manchester City midfielder Fenandinho happy to see demise of Super League – Goal

Former Raiders DE Arden Key, 49ers Reportedly Agree to 1-Year Contract – Bleacher Report

GideonJohn, Wale Akinola winVBankSnooker/Billiardstourney – Guardian


Guardiola: Foden is becoming a serious player for Manchester City – Goal

Guerreiro goal keeps Dortmund in Champions League hunt – Punch

HifL 2021: Double hatrick recorded as teams jostle for Round of 16 – The Sun

HifL 2021: Double hatrick recorded as teams jostle for the Round of 16 – New Telegraph


How our populist moment explains the Super League’s rapid implosion – CNN

Icardi delighted with Coupe de France hat-trick amid ‘complicated’ season at PSG – Goal

Icardi, Neymar fire PSG into French Cup semis – Punch

Iheanacho turns down Man City – New Telegraph


Indianapolis Motor Speedway Planning to Host Up to 135K Fans for 2021 Indy 500 – Bleacher Report

Inter Draw At Spezia, Close In On First Serie A Title Since 2010 – Daily Independent

Inter Milan withdraw from Super League – Guardian

IOC Announces Athletes Will Face Punishment for Protesting at Tokyo Olympics – Bleacher Report


It’s a closed chapter, it’s over’ – Guardiola not seeking apologies from Man City hierarchy for Super League debacle – Goal

ITTF rates Mustapha as world’s best cadet table tennis star – Guardian

Ive let you down Liverpool owner apologises to fans after Super League debacle – The Cable

Jorge Masvidal on Kamaru Usman UFC 261 Fight: I Want to ‘Break His F–king Face – Bleacher Report




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