Top Nigerian Newspapers Headlines Friday, Feb. 23rd


Goodmorning Nigeria and welcome to the concise roundup of top Nigerian newpapers headlines today Friday, Feb. 23rd.

Buhari Seeks More Time To Decide On Re-election

President Muhammadu Buhari has said he needs more time to decide whether he will seek a second term in office, one year to the next general election. Click for full story.

None Of Abducted #DapchiSchoolgirls Have Been Rescued 

Gov. Ibrahim Gaidam of Yobe State has dismissed claims by the Nigerian Army that it rescued some of the girls of the Government Girls Science Technical College, Dapchi, who were abducted by Boko Haram. Read more.

Youths Attack Gov. Gaidam’s Convoy Over Missing Schoolgirls

Groups of angry youths on Thursday set up barricades and burned car tyres in the streets, hurling missiles at Governor Ibrahim Gaidam’s convoy. Click here for full story.

US Condemns Dapchi Schoolgirls’ Kidnapping 

The United States has condemned the abduction of scores of schoolgirls of Government Girls Technical College, Dapchi, Yobe state, by suspected Boko Haram fighters. Click for more.

Two Yobe Schoolgirls ‘Killed’ During Rescue Operation

Two of the over 90 Dapchi schoolgirls, who were abducted by Boko Haram fighters on Monday, have been killed in a rescue operation. Read more.

Yobe Govt Apologises For Misleading Report On Schoolgirls

The government of Yobe state has apologised for misinforming the public that the Nigerian military had rescued some of the schoolgirls kidnapped by Boko Haram. Click for details.

Council of State Approves $1bn For Agriculture

The Council of State has approved $1billion for the nation’s agricultural sector and to diversify the economy.

Operation Cat Race To Protect Herders, Says Benue Monarch

President of the Tiv socio-cultural group, Mzough U Tiv, has alleged that the Operation Cat Race recently launched by the army is aimed at protecting the Fulani herdsmen. Read more.

ADP Worried Over Gov. El-Rufai’s ‘Intolerance’

Yabagi Sani, the National Chairman of ADP, has frowned at the “intolerance’’ of Governors Nasir El-Rufai of Kaduna state and Yahaya Bello of Kogi toward opposition. Read more.

Tinubu Accuses Oyegun Of Sabotaging Reconciliation Moves

High-ranking member of the All Progressives Congress (APC) Bola Tinubu has penned a letter to National Chairman of the party John Odigie-Oyegun, accusing him of sabotage. Read more of this story.

EFCC Goes After Ponzi Scheme Operators

The Ibadan office of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission has arrested 27 suspected operators of a Ponzi scheme.

Politicians Nigeria’s Greatest Enemies – Jega

Former Chairman of the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) Prof. Attahiru Jega has described politicians as the greatest enemies of the nation’s democracy. Read more.

PIB Solution To Oil Sector Challenges – Kachikwu

Minister of State for Petroleum Resources Ibe Kachikwu has said the passage of the Petroleum Industry Bill (PIB) will attract investors to the oil and gas sector. Read details.

EFCC Recovers N102m Diverted From Bank Of Agriculture

The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) in Kaduna state says it has recovered N102 million diverted from the Bank of Agriculture (BOA) in the state. Read more.

Ango Abdullahi Appointed Northern Elders BoT Chairman

The Northern Elders Forum (NEF) has appointed Prof. Ango Abdullahi as its Chairman Board of Trustee (BOT). Click for more.

Fela Durotoye Declares Presidential Ambition

Revered motivational speaker Fela Durotoye on Thursday formally declared his ambition to run for the office of President of Nigeria in 2019. Read more.

Man Machetes Wife, Commits Suicide

A woman in Delta state is reported to be in a critical condition after her husband allegedly inflicted severe machete cut on her before taking his live. Read details.

AFN Names Okagbare, 36 Other Athletes For Commonwealth Games

Thirty-seven athletes have been listed to represent Nigeria at the 2018 Commonwealth Games billed for Gold Coast in Australia. Read full story.

D’Tigers Begin World Cup Qualifier Friday

Nigeria’s senior men’s basketball team will open their 2019 World Cup qualifying campaign on Friday against Uganda in Bamako, Mali. Read more.

That’s the concise roundup of top Nigeria news headlines this morning. More news headlines are available on Concise News website. See you again tomorrow.

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