Nigerian newspaper headlines today: February 27

Nigerian newspaper headlines February 27, 2017.


Creditors to sue FG over Arik’s debts

Indications emerged on Sunday that Arik Air’s international financiers and other creditors had concluded plans to sue the Federal Government over the airline’s indebtedness.


4,000 Osun varsity students risk expulsion over non-payment of fees

About 4,000 students of Osun State University may be expelled for failing to pay their school fees before the February 28, 2017 deadline set by the authorities of the institution.


Xenophobic attack: FG blasts S-Africa minister

Senior Special Assistant on Diaspora Matters to the President, Mrs. Abike Dabiri-Erewa, has tongue-lashed South Africa’s Home Affairs Minister, Mr. Malusi Gigaba, over his negation of the death of 116 Nigerians in xenophobic attacks by his fellow countrymen.

The Nation

Contempt: PDP asks court to jail Makarfi, Obi, others

The National Chairman of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), Senator Ali Modu Sheriff, has asked the Court of Appeal, Port Harcourt, Rivers State, to jail his arch rival, Senator Ahmed Makarfi, and some of his loyalists.

The Sun

Mandela, Desmond Tutu encouraged me to contest 1999 election, says Obasanjo

Former President  Olusegun Obasanjo, on Sunday, revealed how late South African President, Nelson Mandela, and a retired Anglican Bishop and South African rights activist in that country, Desmond Tutu, influenced him to contest the 1999 presidential race, after he (Obasanjo) was released from prison.


DSS Arrests Suswam After Raiding His Home

The Department of State Services (DSS) has arrested the former governor of Benue State, Mr. Gabriel Suswam for alleged illegal possession of firearms, following the raid on his Abuja residence.


Abducted Germans Regain Freedom In Kaduna

The abducted German archaeologist, Prof. Peter Breunij, and his research assistant, Johannes Buringer, have been freed by security agencies at the weekend.

Premium Times

N-Power: Nigerian govt targets 350,000 unemployed graduates in 2017

The Presidency said on Sunday that its Social Investment Programmes, SIP, had a plan to hire 350,000 more unemployed graduates under the N-Power Volunteer Corps in 2017.