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NEWSPAPERS HEADLINES FOR WEDNESDAY 3RD MARCH 2021

NEWSPAPERS HEADLINES FOR WEDNESDAY 3RD MARCH 2021

*THE NATION*

CBN votes N50b for Commodity Exchange

DMO : N2.2tr not missing

TCN records 5,801Mw peak wheeling

How traditional birth attendants reduce maternal deaths in IDP camps (I)

Family of 14-year-old detainee petitions National Assembly, PSC, IGP

Gunmen kill Suswams brother, aide

Zamfara mining ban, a double-edged sword, says Yoruba Ronu

Aiteo demands banks appearance in oil theft case

Freed 279 Zamfara pupils: they threatened to kill, eat us

Panic in Kwara over herders relocation from Oyo to 13 villages

Buhari orders crackdown on bandits, kidnappers, others

COVID-19 vaccination begins in Abuja Friday

PDP rattled by gale of defections

A season of migration to APC

Politics of defection

Nigerians lose N18b to Ponzi schemes

LCCI projects higher February inflation

Fed Govt raises savings bonds returns

Dangote Sugar increases dividend by 36.4%

WAUTI: COVID-19 distorted global financial, economic system

Revamping livestock sector

Improving cassava seed system

Aligning food production to achieve global goals

CBN to phase out $40b OMO Bills market

*VANGUARD*

On Buhari’s ‘body language’ and students’ abduction

Witness reveals in court how N74bn recovered by Maina was used to finance 2012 Budget

NSCDC arrests 50 over pipeline vandalism in Imo

Again, three students kidnapped in Katsina

Convention: APC sets up constitution review committee

Five injured in fresh attack on Fulani settlement in Oyo village

Kwara, Oyo meet on security, economic issues

Armed men suspected to be late Gana’s loyalists assassinate Senator Suswam’s elder brother

My Herdsmen/Fulani profiling feud with Gov Ortom regrettable ‘ Gov Mohammed

Power: NERC’s new regulations to allow MAP, NMMP run concurrently

No cause for the alarm over rising food prices, Lagos assures residents

We’re still using 119,973 polling units created in 1996’ INEC

Imo monarch endorses Okorocha’s recall

Reps seek to enforce treatment of victims of gunshot wounds

Volvo cars to make only electric vehicles by 2030 ‘ Official

I’m not crushing on Don Jazzy ‘ Caramel Plugg

Nigerians must fight the anti-terrorism war as one

Nok Varsity will create new civilisation of love to counter bigotry, hate’ Bishop Kukah

Vaccines: FCTA warns residents against flouting COVID-19 protocols

UPDATED: COVID-19 vaccines shipped by COVAX arrive in Nigeria ‘ WHO

UPDATED: Nigeria receives 3.92 million doses of AstraZeneca vaccine

UCH CMD lauds arrival of COVID-19 vaccine, says it will save more lives

AstraZeneca-Oxford vaccine arrives Nigeria

No COVID-19 vaccines for under-18 ‘ PTF

REPORT: SHORTAGE OF TEACHERS: Kogi schools turn to PTA for help

Police establish 5 units to address banditry in Sokoto

Students’ Abductions: Plateau women want schools to teach security drills

Boko Haram retakes Borno LG, residents trapped

No ransom paid for Zamfara schoolgirls’ release ‘ Governor

*THISDAY*

Nigeria Needs to Boost Food Reserves, Says Emefiele

Nestle Nigeria to Pay Higher Dividend Despite Reduced Profit

Twitter Tackles COVID-19 Vaccine Misinformation

FG Delegation to Understudy Egypts Siemens Power Project

Report: How COVID-19 Reshaped Nature of Work

AfCFTA: Experts Task Nigerian Manufacturers on Value Addition

Attah: Its Time to Monetise Nigerias Gas Resources

Zenith Bank Shows Resilience

Chambers: Strategic Leadership, Panacea to Exceptional Performance in Turbulent Times

Adegbami: MFBs Receive Little Support from Government

Access Bank Unveils Digital Payment Service for SMEs

Access Bank Vs Seplat/Orjiako: Understanding the Issues

Auditor General Chairs AU Board of External Auditors

ImaliPay Raises Fresh Funding

Tangerine Life Completes Merger with ARM Life

SouthBridge Investments Announces Joint Venture

APC Welcomes More Decampees in National Assembly to Its Fold

Uba Takes Another Shot at Anambra Governorship

Ngozi, By Way of Congratulations

For a Broader Strategy

The High Cost of Federal Procurement

AFCON 2022 Rohr Rates Aribo, Balogun Vital for SEagles Qualifiers

TOKYO OLYMPICS BASKETBALL DTigress, DTigers to Open Campaign Against USA, Australia

HiFL Appoints Akinbinu as Health & Safety Consultant

Ighalo Scores Brace as Al Shabab Go Five Points Clear at the Top

FIFA Favours Motsepe for CAF Presidency

Zlatan to Miss AC Milan, Man Utd Europa League Clash

Promoting Sustainable Development Buoyed by Love

NSIA, Moroccan Firm Seal Deal to Boost Fertiliser Production

Premiership: Man City Beat Wolves to Go 15 Points Clear

Zidane Urges Real Fans to Keep Calm After Draw at Sociedad

NEW SALARY CAPS La Liga Orders Barcelona, Atletico to Further Tighten Belts

Enelamah Backs Downstream Deregulation

Inadequate Classrooms, Toilets Affecting Schools in FCT, Says Report

5G AND SECURITY SUPERSTITIONS

Mutual Funds’ Value Grow to N1.43tn `on Increasing Demand

Osimhen Certified Fit Again, May Play against Sassuolo Tonight

*PUNCH*

Ekiti fences public schools to prevent abduction

Military, BHaram battle for control of Borno community

Court orders probe of KAROTA boss for rights abuses, bribery

Auto dealers battle forex challenge, duty reduction worries manufacturers

Repair Gbogan-Ode Omu-Osogbo road

PFN, Obaseki celebrate Adeboye at 79

FG opens March savings bonds

Petrol scarcity persists, transport fares rise by 100%

Three million Nigerians lost N18bn to Ponzi schemes SEC

FG approves Warri airport reopening for daylight operations

Saraki meets Obasanjo, says APC cant handle Nigerias problems

CBN-financed farmers cultivated 3.64 million hectares Emefiele

Kwankwaso hails Wike, asks gov to prepare for national assignment

Reps move to restrict FG on loans, agreements, others

Obasekis ex-CSO demands N3.6bn from APC chieftains, for defamation

Investors lose N120bn as stocks resume decline

PDP tackles electoral agency over Kaduna LG poll

Insecurity, number one economic challenge facing Nigeria, others AfDB

Air Peace resumes Accra flights March 15

Uzodimmas vendetta mission against Okorocha meant to distract Imo people Ex-govs loyalist, Ibekwe

Dangote director resigns

UK risks 27bn loss over delayed international travels Report

Uzodimma is only after Imo peoples property illegally acquired by Okorocha Govs aide, Nwamkpa

LASTMA blames commuters for Keke, Okada menace

TCN achieves 5,801.6MW peak power transmission

OPEC cautions Nigeria, others over crude oil production

Africa Prudential appoints new director

Africa Prudential appoints new director

FCMB director steps down from board

FCMB director steps down from board

Buhari asks Senate to confirm Shaba NASRDA DG

Buhari asks Senate to confirm Shaba NASRDA DG

Paga records 700% growth in sign-ups

Paga records 700% growth in sign-ups

ZLP members join APC in Oyo

Matawalle, ACF clash over kidnap leaders identities

NLC mobilises for protest over planned re-classification of minimum wage

I was made to swear on oath by Orji Kalus brother Abaribe

EFCC deepens Tinubu probe, demands asset declaration form from CCB

Kwara, Oyo meet, brainstorm on joint security squad

Victims lament as oil spill ravages Rivers farmlands, fish ponds

Wike, Fintiri reconcile Ortom, Mohammed in Rivers

DAWN meets SWest agric commissioners over food security

Varsities, polys behind mobilisation of illegal graduates for NYSC Oloyede

Kagara loses monarch after release of schoolchildren, Buhari mourns

Obiano orders heardmens census, crackdown on roaming herder

FG bans flight over Zamfara, goes after watch list actors

Two feared killed, houses burnt in fresh AIbom communal clash

Drama as Sowores supporter arrives court in cultural apparel

Adesinas imperative of economic restructuring

Three jailed 50 years for abducting housewife, baby

NURTW, RTEAN activities suspension for two weeks Akeredolu

Assembly demands resumption of international flights in Kano

Ogun Assembly moves to impeach deputy speaker for gross misconduct

Dont panic over hike in food prices, Lagos tells residents

FG asks security agencies to go after non-state actors on watchlist

Taraba varsity lecturers begin indefinite strike

Abduction: Going to school shouldnt be a risk, UNICEF tells FG

EFCC deepens Tinubu probe, asks CCB to produce asset declaration form

*NEW TELEGRAPH*

NPFL teams and safety measures

Zamfara kidnap: We slept on faeces, human parts ‘ Schoolgirls

Take battle to terrorists, Senate charges Service Chiefs

APC amends constitution to accommodate Caretaker C’ttee

Buhari to Security Chiefs: You must flush out criminals

Emefiele unveils rice pyramids in Kebbi

3.94m COVID-19 vaccine doses arrive in Nigeria

ACF seeks Zamfara gov’s probe over students’ abduction

FG: 398 firms bid for valuation of forfeited assets

SIM suspension: Telcos lose 7.7m customers in two months

Eating meat can increase risk of heart disease

Ransom payment’ll ‘prosper kidnapping’, says Buhari

Output: COVID-19, others hit port operations

Oando: Enmeshed in endless legal tussle

MPC member blames market unions, others for rising inflation

Hyosung launches branding campaign

CBN: Intensifying export diversification for growth

Nigeria exports N250.5bn gas

Cheque transactions dips by 32%

Report: COVID-19 crisis created 6m accidental savers

Shippers’ Council seeks technology to check delay, corruption

Investors in banks’ stocks lose N291bn

PDP reconciliation: Challenges before Saraki committee

There’s nothing left of Nigeria to be restructured ‘ Nwoko

PDP’ll reclaim Ebonyi in 2023 ‘ Nwebonyi

Kinsmen move to recall Okorocha from Senate

Ondo: Akeredolu hits the ground running

el-Rufai: Nigeria is a federal republic in name, but unitary in practice

2023 Presidency: GYB posters flood Yenagoa, Port Harcourt, Warri

A president of Igbo extraction’ll salvage Nigeria ‘ Akuma

Nigeria: A nation in dire straits

Okocha warns: Eagles may miss 2020 AFCON if

Aruna to battle Indian star in main draw of WTT

HiFL: PACE Sports appoints Akinbinu as health, safety consultant

40 Eaglets undergo MRI test, final squad ready

FIBA rankings: D’Tigeress drop three places, D’Tigers unmoved

Oladipo snubs $42.5m contract extension from Houston Rockets

EPL: Man City extend winning run to 21 games

UK offers to host more Euro 2020 games

La Liga: Vinicius Jr marks 100th Madrid appearance with late equaliser

EPL: Richarlison boosts Everton’s top-four hopes, extends Saints’ miserable run

*THE SUN*

President of Igbo extraction possible in 2023 ‘Professor Greg Ibe

Mass entrants into PDP greets Okonkwo’s guber declaration

Ikpeazu’s kinsmen in North fire back at Adeyemiover remarks

Ahead of Delta local polls, commissioner warns political operatives, police

Amnesty to bandits: How Buhari’s pronouncement doused tension

PDP crisis: Party group asks Makinde to tame his followers

Alleged libel: Obaseki’s ex-CSO demands N3.6b from APC chieftains, threatens court action

APC most prepared to clinch Anambra Guber, says DG APC Support Groups as he revalidates membership

Council polls: Don’t compromise for any reason, PDP tells RSIEC

No substitute for grassroots development ‘Minister

Gov Ugwuanyi, others set for S/East Sports Foundation competition

Africa U-18 & U-19 Volleyball Nimrod laments COVID-19 impacts on tourney

Tokyo 2020: D’Tigress, D’Tigers open campaign against USA, Australia

40 Golden Eaglets undergo MRI age test

AFCON qualifiers Rohr drops Ahmed Musa, picks 26

Keeps tab on Rangers’ Bassey, Ofoborh

Tokyo 2020 organisers to raise ratio of women on its board to 42%

Seplat targets sale of gas by H1 2022

Crude diversion: Court fixes March 9 for ruling on Shell’s blocked accounts

Emefiele tasks Nigerians on farming for food security

LASAA begins awareness campaign on regulation of outdoor adverts

Scarcity: FG promises raw deal for marketers hoarding petrol

Food blockade to south, bad resolution strategy ‘ Stakeholders

FG, OCP Group partner on fertiliser production for farmers

Ponzi schemes threat to investor protection, says SEC

Lekki Port project’ll addressNigeria’s maritime infrastructure deficit ‘Du Ruogang

SIFAX’s off docks record 49,835 TEU volumes in 2020

Chukwueze: Im back to my best

Consult opposition parties, others for solutions, Saraki tells Buhari

1 in 4 people may have hearing problems by 2050 WHO

Senate bans pedophiles, rapists from working with children

NNII leader, Anenih, tasks women on national devt

Schoolgirls abduction: You must reveal those behind it, ACF tells Matawalle

FG declares Zamfara no-fly zone, bans mining activities

Bishop Wale Oke emerges new National President of PFN

Niger: Bandits kill 1, abduct 30 in separate attacks

US tasks new service chiefs on insecurity, human rights

How American strong institutions trumped Trump, a strongman (3)

Witches and wizards: Myth or reality’ (3)

SENATOR ADEYEMI SHOULD HAVE BEEN SMARTER

Sunday Igboho: Buhari don’t set Nigeria ablaze

Jail for, not ‘over’ corruption

Buhari, Ngige and Nigerias exit from recession

Before the creation of additional polling units

*GUARDIAN*

Southgate facing ‘big decisions’ over England attack at Euros

Former Liverpool great St John dies aged 82

Refreshed Pochettino embraces the PSG project

Detained ex-Barcelona president to appear before judge

Ugwuanyi, Obi, South-East PDP leaders meet over Anambra guber election

INEC moves against hiccups in voters’ access to polling units

Mistress lost bid to stop Ohakim’s case against her, police, says counsel

Wike, Fintiri broker truce between Ortom, Mohammed

At least 15 dead after SUV, truck collide in California

Texas utility files for bankruptcy after $2.1 bn power bill

US concludes Russia poisoned Navalny, imposes sanctions

Myanmar security forces fire on anti-coup protesters

Kremlin says West’s sanctions don’t work, vows response

Ukraine’s Zelensky gets jab on eastern ‘frontline

US presses Saudis over Khashoggi killing amid calls to punish prince

US men accused of helping Ghosn escape arrive in Japan

Press watchdog RSF files lawsuit against Saudi prince over Khashoggi

Pine Empress launches visionary employee programme

Man City equal unbeaten record in 4-1 Wolves demolition

Solskjaer promises ‘responsible’ transfer business at Man Utd

Juve boost hopes of 10th straight title with win over Spezia

Governor Ugwuanyi, others for South East Sports Foundation competition

Genuine investors key to Nigerian football growth, says Egbayelo

Ejigbo Estate Tennis Club committed to purpose-driven leadership

Why South Africa’s Motsepe is favoured to win CAF election

Joshua focused on undisputed title as Fury fight edges closer

NCDC protocol may force Enyimba to host Orlando Pirates in Benin Republic

Chisora tells Okolie to pursue heavyweight clash with Whyte

NPA offers to partner NLNG to increase gas production capacity

Nigeria’s opportunities great despite challenges, says Amina Mohammed

Government disburses N1.13bn to 11,636 artisans, employees under survival scheme

CAC insists CAMA will promote business growth

N4.2b North-East bridge ready for use soon, says Chinese contractor

Ensuring safety in Nigeria’s waterways

NAVY, NIMASA buoy security on Nigerian waters

Manufacturers to leverage $81m renewable energy fund to bridge gaps

Right gas pricing regime to aid industrialisation, says SPDC

The Guardian’s Recognition of Excellence for Women in Public Service in focus as WIMBIZ endorses event

The fraud in Nigeria’s cattle rearing business

The danger of borrowing unclaimed dividends

Food for thought

The El-Rufai’s call obey

Coronavirus diary – Part 48

*TRIBUNE*

Kwara women farmers ask for specific budgetary provision

3,000 women receive FG cash grant in Kogi

Is Quilixios the Gordon Elliott horse to back in the Triumph Hurdle and not Zanahiyr

21 million people across six states benefit from WaterAid’s Covid-19 protection project

2023 Delta Guber: Emerhor laments infighting, bickering, calls for unity in APC

How FG’s unstable policy hindering growth of Nigeria automobile industry

The crashed NAF aircraft

Nigeria records 479 new COVID-19 infections, total now 156,496

Research works on cocoa, livestock, others already in farms ‘ ARCN

Again, bandits kidnap passengers in Niger

8,292 policemen to man Delta LG election

Court sentences labourer to death by hanging in Ogun

NUT warns teachers against rejecting rural postings in Ekiti

Revocation of visa restrictions on Nigeria affirms close ties between Americans and Nigerians ‘ US secretary

Investors lose N122.5bn as equities market reverses gain

Lafarge commits $8m to environmental sustainability

Fitness Challenge: Three Crowns Breaks New ‘Everybody Is Welcome’ Campaign

*SPORTS*

Keeps tab on Rangers’ Bassey, Ofoborh – The Sun

40 Eaglets undergo MRI test, final squad ready – New Telegraph

40 Golden Eaglets undergo MRI age test – The Sun

AFCON 2022 Rohr Rates Aribo, Balogun Vital for SEagles Qualifiers – Thisday

AFCON qualifiers Rohr drops Ahmed Musa, picks 26 – The Sun

Africa U-18 & U-19 Volleyball Nimrod laments COVID-19 impacts on tourney – The Sun

An uncomfortable situation’ – Guardiola weighs in on Bartomeu arrest while revealing hope for Barcelona’s future – Goal

Aruna battles Indian star in WTT main draw – Punch

Aruna to battle Indian star in main draw of WTT – New Telegraph

Athletes top priority for COVID-19 vaccine NOC – Punch

Barcelona arrests: Ronald Koeman ‘devastated’, Josep Maria Bartomeu released – BBC

BREAKING: Man City Thrash Wolves, Go 15 Points Clear At Top Of EPL Table – Daily Independent

Can Iheanacho rise to the challenge amid Leicester injury crisis – Goal

Chisora tells Okolie to pursue heavyweight clash with Whyte – Guardian

Clippers’ Kawhi Leonard out vs. Celtics Because of Back Injury – Bleacher Report

Clippers’ Marcus Morris Won’t Return vs. Celtics After Suffering Concussion – Bleacher Report

Creighton’s Greg McDermott Apologizes for ‘Plantation’ Comment After Loss – Bleacher Report

D’Tigress Open Tokyo 2020 Campaign Against USA – Complete Sports

Detained ex-Barcelona president to appear before judge – Guardian

Diego Maradona’s Porsche is up for sale – CNN

Eight players fail MRI tests in Eaglets camp – Punch

Ejigbo Estate Tennis Club committed to purpose-driven leadership – Guardian

EPL: Cavani may return for Man United against Palace – Punch

EPL: Man City extend winning run to 21 games – New Telegraph

EPL: Man City thrash Wolves 4-1 to secure 21st straight win – Punch

EPL: Richarlison boosts Everton’s top-four hopes, extends Saints’ miserable run – New Telegraph

FIBA rankings: D’Tigeress drop three places, D’Tigers unmoved – New Telegraph

FIFA ‘Favours’ South African To Head CAF – Daily Independent

FIFA Favours Motsepe for CAF Presidency – Thisday

Fifa sends Zamalek ‘last warning’ about possible relegation over Acheampong controversy – Goal

Football legend Pele gets COVID-19 vaccine – Punch

Former Liverpool great St John dies aged 82 – Guardian

France v Scotland in Six Nations: Premiership may relax rules for Scots – BBC

Genuine investors key to Nigerian football growth, says Egbayelo – Guardian

Gov Ugwuanyi, others set for S/East Sports Foundation competition – The Sun

Governor Ugwuanyi, others for South East Sports Foundation competition – Guardian

Gregg Popovich: Spurs Will Listen to NBA, Not Gov. Greg Abbott About Masks – Bleacher Report

Guardiola: Wintertime in England is hell, but City have been incredible! – Goal

HiFL Appoints Akinbinu as Health & Safety Consultant – Thisday

HiFL: PACE Sports appoints Akinbinu as health, safety consultant – New Telegraph

Horse racing faces new welfare scrutiny after more footage appears of a jockey posing on a dead horse – CNN

How a married couple navigated ‘purgatory’ of Olympic postponement – CNN

How To Develop Your Own Sports Betting Strategy – Complete Sports

Ighalo Scores Brace as Al Shabab Go Five Points Clear at the Top – Thisday

Ighalos brace powers 10-man Al Shabab past Chafais Damac – Daily Times

IMPACT Wrestling Results: Winners, Grades, Reaction and Highlights from March 2 – Bleacher Report

India vs England, 4th Test: Joe Root expects clean bill of health after sickness bug hit touring party – Yahoo

Is Quilixios the Gordon Elliott horse to back in the Triumph Hurdle and not Zanahiyr – Tribune

ISL 2020-21: Ashutosh Mehta and VP Suhair – Unsung heroes of NorthEast United this season – Goal

It was a pleasure to score’ ‘ West Brom’s Diagne thrilled to score against Manchester United – Goal

It’s Fight ToFinish As Barcelona Meet Sevilla In Copa del Rey – Complete Sports

It’s not possible’ – Orlando Pirates coach Zinnbauer plays down PSL title talk – Goal

Jake Paul Says Canelo Alvarez Is an ‘Old Hater’ for Kicking Fans out of Ring – Bleacher Report

Jared Butler, No. 3 Baylor Outlast No. 6 West Virginia in OT for Big 12 Win – Bleacher Report

Joe Root issues rare rallying cry and calls on England to be ‘brave’ in final Test against India – Yahoo

Joe Root wants England to free themselves from fear in fourth Test against India – Yahoo

Joshua focused on undisputed title as Fury fight edges closer – Guardian

Juve boost hopes of 10th straight title with win over Spezia – Guardian

Juventus ‘convinced’ struggling Pirlo the right man for the job – Goal

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