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Thursday, 27 August 2020

NEWSPAPER FLASH

*NEWSPAPERS HEADLINES FOR WEDNESDAY 26TH AUGUST 2020*




*THE NATION*



Amuneke mum over NFFs role


Napoli president urges fans to be patient with Osimhen


Fintiri lays foundation for hospital


Messi wants quick Barcelona exit


Ill provide qualitative representation


Water projects for three Katsina councils


Zulum seeks agencies partnership to end insurgency


Dont use religion to settle scores


Nigeria has spent $17b on Polio eradication


NEDC targets 30,000 students with N6b projects


Chinese loans: Row grows in House over investigation


Nigeria has defeated polio, says Buhari


Ekiti Assembly okays 14 commissioner, special adviser-nominees


President approves one-year tax deferment on imported meters


Fani-Kayode under fire for attacking journalist


Governor: foreigners paying for gold with arms


Fed Govt warns nine states to prepare for heavy floods from Sept 6


Ekiti, Ondo prepare for Olumiluas funeral rites


Suspected terrorists now in Oyo, Niger, says Gani Adams


How we will ensure Akeredolus victory


Obaseki running on excuses, blackmail, says APC


Obaseki battling to justify deceitful public service promotion claim


Councils not under funded in Lagos


Re: Edo polls and threats of violence


When will peace return to Ekiti PDP


#BBNaija: Praise tips Laycon, Prince to win


Obasanjo underscores need for insurance


NIA seeks Gbajabiamilas partnership for insurance


NAICOM: MDRI panacea for sectors growth


CBN, banks to save jobs in aviation, media sectors


Stanbic IBTC Bank, UN partner on women empowerment


MPC okays CBNs N15tr infrastructure firm


NSE strengthens whistle- blowing


Equities gain N32.7b


Lagos to deliver 1,188 housing units


MTN, Unacast partner on location analytics


The VIP self-confessed serial killer


UEFA Champions League deserves that one more game!


For a law to compel buying of Made-In-Nigeria



*VANGUARD*



13 parties to participate in 12 bye-elections in 8 states ' INEC


Reps receive six-year auditor general's report on NDDC, NBET


Reps split over procedural flaws on Chinese loans probe


Edo 2020: Ize-Iyamu promises rural broadband development, skill acquisition centers


Makinde makes move to conduct LG election


NIMASA commends Nigerian Navy on enforcement of anti-piracy law


Delta APC crisis deepens over suspension of woman leader


APC inaugurates Mbu as acting Cross River State Chairman


UASC backs Nigeria on peak season charges controversy


2023: Don't disrupt Delta zoning arrangement, DZSC tells politicians


Inter-agency collaboration will stem maritime insecurity ' NIMASA DG


Doubts over sharp growth in fishing sub-sector GDP


Our difficulties in Apapa traffic, port road reconstruction 'Task Force


Water transport dips by 28.33% in Q2'20


GDP: Stakeholders express fear for maritime sector


CBN spends N75bn to print banknotes in 2019


Kwara United to challenge for continental ticket


Koeman wants star striker Suarez out of Barcelona


Ebuehi aims to revive career at Twente


Arsenal, Everton battle over Emmanuel Dennis


Onitsha: UNIZIK business school begins research on declining apprenticeship


Governing Council ratifies Ogunsola as UNILAG's acting VC


Lagos NANS JCC wants schools reopened, elects new officers


UNILAG's Governing Council: Ministry confirms John Momoh acting Chairman


NAPPS decries proliferation of private schools in Plateau


COVID-19 treatment: NAFDAC receives 40 herbal formulations for approval


Nigeria, other African countries declare polio-free


Lupus, arthritis patients not higher-risk for severe COVID-19: studies


COVID-19 treatment: NAFDAC receives 40 herbal formulations for approval


1.9 million Nigerians living with HIV/AIDs ' Counsellor


NAFDAC warns against apple, blackcurrant from Australia


NAFDAC warns Nigerians against apple, blackcurrant from Australia


Family of four perish in kerosene explosion in Calabar


Policeman drags hospital, 5 doctors to court over baby's death in Ebonyi


Man, 55, drowns in well while attempting to rescue sheep


Poor disposal of plastic wastes worry Polymer Institute of Nigeria


Two miners meet untimely death in Enugu


Man shot by suspected armed robbers while returning from commercial bank in Ibadan finally dies


Starting early: Medical students, sexual/reproductive health and secondary school girls


My story as an academic, entrepreneur ' Dr. Ruth Oji


UNILAG: What universities must do to avoid leadership crisis ' Prof Okebukola



*THISDAY*



Wapic Explains Change of Name to Coronation Insurance


LCCI, NACCIMA Seek Policies to Reflate Economy


Muoghalu Lists Anticipated Benefits from NIWA Reforms


Akinwuntan Harps on Digital Adoption


FG Secures $6bn Funding for Power Sector


Expert Highlights Opportunities in Real Sector Investment


FATE Foundation Marks 20th Anniversary


Bruised, But Not Broken


Afreximbank Posts Strong Results


African Alliance Bags Certification


NEPZA Boss Visits LPZ, Canvasses Promotion of Trade Zones


Improving Access to Market Data


Examining NSIAs Strategic Health Sector Investments


Thomas: Financial Services Hardest-hit by Covid-19


Unizik Business School BeginsResearch into Igbo Entrepreneurial Model


With SIMPLE Agenda, Its a Galore of Promises from Ize-Iyamu


ALTERNATIVE TRUTHS BEGONE


Bello, Wada, Akpoti Know Fate August 31


A Missing Item on the Buhari Agenda


Odemayowa: Vantage Bourdillon is at the Core of Our Heart


Rivers Utd Lose out as NFF Ratifies 2019/20 NPFL Table


The Evolving Model of Wealth Management


Napoli Boss, De Laurentiis, Counsels Fans on Osimhen


AFA Sports Partners International Model, Ololade Ibrahim


Union Bank Partners with JAN for LEAD Camp


FIFA Relaxes Rules on Release of Players for International Duties


Murray Beats Zverev in New York


UEFA Approves 20,000 Fans for Super Cup Final



*PUNCH*



Supreme Court to rule on Bellos election Aug 31


Unilag: Before casting the first stone


COVID-19 vaccine will be accessible to all countries, says WHO


Buni inaugurates acting chairman for CRiver APC


Ondo LG poll exposed APCs unpopularity Reps aide


APC, PDP leaders bicker over Edo violence


Makinde seeks approval for OYSIEC appointees


Wike is an advocate of non-violent elections, says aide


Akeredolu unveils 953-member campaign team for gov poll


Were spending $6.15bn funding on power sector reform Minister


Amaechi allys defection wont affect our fortunes, boasts Rivers APC


Lagos agency to sensitise drivers


Dana Air resumes Owerri, PH flights Friday


CFAO offers N1m discount on Suzuki vehicles


Daar Communications records 11% increase in gross earnings


Oyo APC, PDP trade words over FGs 774,000 jobs


NCAA issues advisory on adverse weather conditions


Champion Breweries reports N18.29m loss in six months


Senate knocks SEC over N10.3bn annual wage bill


NSE upgrades whistleblowing platform


CBN to sanction exporters for not repatriating forex


Stock investors gain N50bn as market cap rises


Religious leaders, others okay capital punishment for rape


Apex bank, bankers committee to support airlines, media


UNILAG: Ex-Governing Council member accuses Ogundipe of flouting contract law


Edo Refinery applies to NNPC for crude supply


Heavy floodll hit FCT, Lagos, Rivers, others from Sept 6 NIHSA


FG orders petroleum ministry vehicles to run on autogas


States to spend security bailout on COVID-19 pay, Amotekun, troops


Sylva, Kyari proffer measures for oil sector growth


Doctors exodus looms as international flights resume this week


Nigerias oil sector suffers 6.63% decline amid production cuts


Obasanjo becomes insurance brand ambassador


South-West disagrees as Presidency says IGll determine Amotekuns structure


Bayelsa blames insolvency status on FG


Amotekun backs Adams as Onakakanfo alleges terrorists presence in Oyo


CIPM, health institute to promote employee safety


Cashew exporters lost N1bn to lockdown, says NACCIMA


Fani-Kayode adamant as Nigerians knock ex-minister for calling reporter stupid


Union Bank, group train 200 girls on leadership


Shrinking of economy: Experts warn of mass poverty, predict recession in Q3


Shrinking of economy: Experts warn of mass poverty, predict recession in Q3


Firm expands African distribution network



*THE SUN*



Obaseki versus Ize-Iyamu: The battle of manifestos


Owan East: APC, PDP bicker over destruction of campaign materials


Ize-Iyamu pledges to modernise Edo Fire Service


Opposition yet to explain why Obaseki shouldn't be reelected 'Prince Akenzua


Kogi: Supreme Court decides Bello, Wada, Akpoti's fate August 31


C'River North senatorial by-election done deal for APC 'Egoro


FIFA, CAF okay NPFL 2019/20 final table


Igbo coalition set up committee to shop for Igbo president in 2023


Infantino's gross salary worth $3.2m


Anaocha PDP stakeholders adopt Ekwunife sole candidate


Osimhen to play 2 matches Friday


Anambra 2021: PDP has no moral right to seek election again after wasting 8 years- Obidigwe, Reps member


Kwara Utd to fight for continental ticket


Edo election: Ize-Iyamu to prioritise teachers' employment, security if elected


COVID-19: FIBA cancels 33 national team competitions


Messi serves Barcelona exit notice


Nigerian teenager rules Australia youth athletics


Messi tells FC Barcelona he wishes to leave ' club source


Former French Open champion Ostapenko opts out of U.S. Open


Serena begins marathon with exhausting first step


Boat mishaps: FG moves to boost safety on marine transportation


Why Nigeria should adopt UNCTAD 10-point action plan 'Bello


Stay safe on WhatsApp by changing these settings


90 9mobile subscribers to become millionaires with Mega Millions promo


VDT achieves 100% service uptime delivery


Kerosene explosion kills family of 4 in Calabar


NCC's projects, others adding value to Nigeria's digital transformation 'Danbatta


MAN calls for review of border closure



*GUARDIAN*



Lobbyists storm ministry over move to demolish illegal structures at Lagos National Stadium


Sports Trek Foundation hails Amokachi's new appointment


NASS's many probe reports gathering dust in Presidency


PFN, CSOs fault, want urgent review of CAMA


Man seeks compensation for school seized by Jakande in 1979


LASEPA seals church, eatery, warns environmental violators


Kerosene explosion kills father, two children, relative in Calabar


COVID-19 forces indefinite postponement of Ikogosi marathon


CDA chairperson petitions police over 'threat to life' in Arepo


Sudan military, civilian rulers trade blame for economy


Osinbajo sees Fourth Industrial Revolution potential in Nigeria


Glo clocks 17, assures subscribers of QoS


High-speed Internet key to improved medical services, global access


Coronavirus diary - Part 21


Anambra: Time to tell these traditional rulers the truth


An honourable prescription


Arguing with Zombies!


Omo-Agege and the public service


Freight forwarders criticise 'secrecy' in Customs valuation


Bad roads and Lagos-Ogun industrial corridors


Operator pledges of service quality, cushions COVID-19 impact


FG warns parents against sending children to Northern Cyprus schools


Yahaya takes on predecessor over abandoned projects in Gombe


Rivers United have no case, says NFF


AuGF queries payments, contracts, others in report on NDDC, NBET


Jegede won't rule Ondo State till after 12 years, says Akeredolu


Mailafia resigns from NIPSS


Unequal development



*DAILY TIMES*



Force my wife to come back home to me, man begs Court


Wike chides UNIPORT management for involvement in mainstream politics


Beauty is a currency that will open some doors that brain cannot Lady


Buhari appoints John Momoh acting UNILAG governing council chairman


Kogi: PDP to know fate of appeal against Yahaya Bello August 31


30 Aspirants contend for APC Senate tickets


Dickson gets automatic ticket from PDP


ONDO: PDP wants Akeredolu, Kekemeke investigated


I have a dream for our country, Ill run for third term, Cote dIvoire president says


Nigeria is Africas last polio-free country WHO


How Africa is coping with COVID-19


Africa to be declared polio-free after decades of work-WHO


DJ Cuppy reveals source of inspiration of her new albulm


I have no apology to offer a journalist who insulted me Fani-Kayode


Court remands woman for pouring acid on man in Osogbo


COVID-19: Chloroquine destroys virus at the early stage


State governments will be responsible for community policemen DIG


Buhari reveals 1 promise he made to Nigerians that he has fulfilled


Chinese phones with built-in malware sold in Africa


Taraba communities decry killings, others


Maguire found guilty, handed 21 months sentence


Breaking: Messi reportedly tenders exit from Barcelona


Breaking: UEFA approve spectators for Supercup fixture


Louis Van Gaal lists 10 players Man Utd failed to sign


UCL: The fairytale story of rejects turned heroes at Bayern Munich



*DAILY INDEPENDENT*



Hard work, Not Dark Plots Wins Elections, Edo APC Tells Shaibu


Respite For Deltans As Monarchs Beat War Drums Over Rape, 'Fake Kings


Katsina To Look Into Completion Of Three- Kilometre Road Project With Niger Republic


Ikpeazu Commences Project Inspection/ Commissioning


COVID-19: Nigeria's Air Passenger Traffic Drops By 82.9% In July


Confusion As Two APC Reconciliation Committees Emerge In Niger


Bayelsa Faults FG's Insolvency Status, Restates Call For Restructuring


COVID-19: 40 Herbal Medicines Currently Undergoing Review ' NAFDAC


Kyari Lists Parameters To Sustainable Growth In Petroleum Industry


Buhari To Tackle Nine Key Areas In Three Years


El-Rufai Dis-Invitation: A Faux Pas Or Brilliant Initiative


Why Edo People Need A Change Of Government ' Adagbon


FFK's Attack On Daily Trust Reporter Totally Reprehensible, Says NUJ


Okunbo: Major Issue In Edo Governorship Election


Group Lauds Buhari For Appointing Chairman, Executive Secretary Of Disabilities Commission


Abiodun Approves Two New Fire Stations In Ogun


My Security Aides Never Threatened Daily Trust Reporter- Fani-Kayode


Ogun Immunises Over 2 Million Children In Five Years- Dapo Abiodun


Towards Safe And Stable Academic Activities After Resumption


How Nigeria Is Killing Her Own Agency: A Case Of NIPOST, FIRS And NASS


Why Some Brands Fail And Others Succeed (4)


LSMTL, BCPG Decry Owners' Complicity, Unstructured Artisanship In Building Collapse Menace


RTS Global Insurance Brokers Berths In Emerging Alaro City


FX: ABCON Hails CBN On Decision


Building Collapse: NSE Set To Train 100 Artisans, Empower Less Privileged


Nigeria Stock Market Defies Q2 GDP, Up By N33bn


NCAA Warns Pilots, Airlines Of Thunderstorm, Insists On Strict Compliance



*TRIBUNE*



WASSCE: Lagos Assembly visits schools, insists on compliance with COVID-19 protocols


Rotary congratulates African region on becoming polio free


2020 Ikogosi marathon race postponed indefinitely


Nigeria confirms 252 new COVID-19 cases, total now 52,800


Buhari names nine key areas to receive FG's attention


Military coup in Africa


Akeredolu's brilliant performance will make APC victory easy in Ondo poll 'Sanwo-Olu


The escape, rearrest of Ibadan serial killer


Avoiding Identity Theft


NASS' season of probes


Do you exploit or abuse your children


The furore over Oyo prosperity bond


Restructuring panacea for Nigeria's problems 'Olabode George


Onaneye urges government to treat rape as epidemic


372 stranded Nigerians arrive Abuja from Saudi Arabia


Equities market gains N32.7bn on positive trade



*BLUE PRINT*



Cartoon: African leaders and their love for 'forbidden fruit


Intrigues over demolition of Enugu int'l airport fence


It's joyful to put smiles on others ' Industrialist


Banks now responsible for DisCos collections, remittances to NBET, TCN ' CBN


Kogi governorship: Supreme Court schedules judgement day for Bello, Wada, Akpoti


Police shoot wanted serial killer in Ogun


Ogun immunises 2 million children against polio


Investing in the Nigerian Youth: Disaster or Dividend


NLO: Ogunowo rebuff clubs' claim on TMS registration


Ikpeazu, Abia Warriors, others congratulate Inyama@ 60


Nothing wrong if Igbo become northern stooge to be president, says Dr Ekechi


Nigerian teenager rules Australia youth athletics


As WHO certifies Nigeria polio-free' I'm now fulfilled, Buhari declares


With disability commission, I have delivered on my promise ' Sadiya Farouq


Metal industry operators commend FG for repositioning sector


Equity market defies weak economy, gains N33bn


Air force kills 15 top ISWAP commanders, several fighters in recent air strikes in Borno


China loans: Reps fire back at member over beyond-mandate comment


Unresolved boundary adjustment, cause of Tiv, Jukun crisis ' Aku Uka


Rotary clubs: Ganduje calls for membership sensitisation


Edo: Obaseki, agents using Owan East LG boss to create chaos ' Iriase


Yahaya pledges support for Gombe Christian pilgrims


Kerosene explosion kills 4 in C/River


CSOs, ECOWAS council task Nigeria on youth development


Education remains Kano govt's priority ' HoS


Forgery: DSS raids Owerri building, arrests 10 suspects


PTCIJ to NDDC: Strengthen accountability contract with citizens, not politicians


Like polio, we can defeat COVID-19 ' Buhari



*SPORTS*



Adepoju refuses to rule out coaching role - Punch


AFA Sports Partners International Model, Ololade Ibrahim - Thisday


AFC set to postpone U16 championship slated to be held in November in Bahrain - Goal


Ahmed Musa on target as Al Nassr hammer Al Adalah - Goal


Ajax star Blind collapses on the pitch during friendly amid fears over heart condition - Goal


Ajax star Blind collapses on the pitch during friendly amid fears over heart condition - Yahoo


Andy Murray knocked out in straight sets by Milos Raonic in New York - Yahoo


Angels agree Nwabuoku, Oluehi deals with Spanish club - Punch


Antonio Conte to remain Inter Milan coach - Punch


Arsenal, Everton battle over Emmanuel Dennis - Vanguard


Barca board to hold urgent meeting over Messi - New Telegraph


Barcelona fans descend on Camp Nou in Messi exit outrage - Goal


Barcelona presidential candidate Farre to present vote of no confidence against Bartomeu amid Messi exit shock - Goal


Bartomeu To Resign After Barcelona Fans Storm Camp Nou In Lionel Messi Protest - Daily Independent


Bayerns Boateng doubtful for start of Bundesliga season - Punch


Black people in America are scared,' says LeBron after Blake shooting - CNN


Breaking: Messi reportedly tenders exit from Barcelona - Daily Times


BREAKING: Messi Tells Barcelona He Wants Immediate Exit - Daily Independent


Breaking: UEFA approve spectators for Supercup fixture - Daily Times


Champions League winner's incredible journey from refugee camp - CNN


Chelsea Interested In Signing Lionel Messi ' Ferdinand - Daily Independent


COVID-19: FIBA cancels 33 national team competitions - The Sun


COVID-19: NFF shuts secretariat for 2 weeks - New Telegraph


Crystal Palace Set To Sign Eze For 19.5m - Complete Sports


Djokovic sails through to quarters as Murray bows out - Yahoo


Dogo first choice for Sunshine job ODSFA - Punch


Ebuehi aims to revive career at Twente - Vanguard


Egbo's KF Tirana knocked out of Uefa Champions League after Red Star Belgrade loss - Goal


Egbo's Tirana Lose To Red Star Belgrade, Crash Out Of Champions League - Complete Sports


Elche coach leaves club two days after promotion to La Liga - Daily Independent


Elneny makes scoring return for Arsenal against MK Dons - Goal


Embattled Seibold steps down as Broncos coach - Yahoo


England drop Maguire after assault conviction in Greece - The Cable


England v Pakistan: James Anderson says Joe Root wants him to tour Australia in 2021-22 - BBC


England watching Saka closely while Greenwood kept Grealish out of Nations League squad, says Southgate - Goal


Father of youngest New Zealand mosque attack victim tells gunman 'true justice' awaits him in next life - Yahoo


FIFA Relaxes Rules on Release of Players for International Duties - Thisday


FIFA, CAF okay NPFL 2019/20 final table - The Sun


Former French Open champion Ostapenko opts out of U.S. Open - The Sun


Gara-Gombe backs Pinnick for CAF presidency - Punch


Greek court finds Maguire guilty, gives him 21-month suspended sentence - New Telegraph


Harry Maguire Found Guilty Of Bribery, Assault In Greece - Daily Independent


Harry Maguire withdrawn from England squad after trial - New Telegraph

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