Nigerian Newspaper Headlines Today, 26th February

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Punch

Oliseh announces resignation as Super Eagles coach

Super Eagles Chief Coach, Sunday Oliseh has announced his resignation as Chief Coach of Nigeria’s national team, Super Eagles.

Vanguard

The days of Nigeria as a big oil producer with plenty of money are gone – Buhari

ABUJA – President Muhammadu Buhari Thursday in Mecca stated that the Nigeria that was seen a big producer of oil had gone, stating that the country needed all the support from interesting partners to diverse and develop her economy.

The Sun

Boko Haram Largely Defeated, Chibok Girls Will be Rescued – Buratai

Chief of Army Staff, Lt. Gen. Tukur Buratai has said the Nigerian military has entered mop up phase in the fight against Boko Haram and that it would soon release all captives, including Chibok girls.

Thisday

Buhari to Convene National Economic Conference in March

As the Nigerian economy continues to reel from low oil prices and its attendant consequences, presidency sources confirmed yesterday that President Muhammadu Buhari is set to convene a major national economic conference next month.

Guardian

 

Wike warns politicians against fomenting crisis in communities

Gov. Nyesom Wike of Rivers has warned politicians in the state to stop fomenting crisis in their communities.Wike issued the warning while fielding questions from newsmen during a visit to Yeghe, a crisis-ridden community in Gokana local government area of the state.

Daily Times

PDP Reps condemn arrest of Secondus

Members of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in the House of Representatives have said that the arrest of their deputy national chairman, Prince Uche Secondus,  by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) was an attempt to gag the opposition.

National Mirror

Fashola charts new course for sustainable cities

Minister of Power, Works and Housing, Mr. Babatunde Fashola, yesterday called on African leaders to chart a new course for the continent in the development of its cities and towns. Fashola, who spoke at the ongoing HABITAT III Africa Regional Conference meeting holding in Abuja, stated that the surest way to make African cities and towns places of opportunity and prosperity was for the leaders to provide critical infrastructure.

Leadership

Anyaoku Opposes Naira Devaluation, Says Nigeria Needs Restructuring

The former Commonwealth secretary-general, Chief Emeka Anyaoku, has said that the official devaluation of the naira will inevitably produce a further rise in inflation to the detriment of all Nigerians, especially the masses.

The Nation

Edo governorship poll holds Sept 10

The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) has fixed the Edo State governorship election for September 10.

Tribune

Death toll rises to 100 in Agatu •As ex-senate president calls for urgent intervention

As attack on Agatu rages on with death toll said to have risen to about 100, former Senate President, Senator David Mark, has called on President Mohammadu Buhari to urgently mobilise all the security apparatus in Nigeria with a view to putting a stop to the senseless carnage currently ravaging Agatu Local Government Area of Benue State.

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