Nigerian newspaper headlines today: February 28

Nigerian newspaper headlines February 28, 2017.

Punch

CBN Pumps Fresh $180m Into Forex Market

The Central Bank of Nigeria on Monday increased the liquidity in the foreign exchange market by releasing additional $180m for settlement of various transactions.

Guardian

My generation has failed Nigeria, says Obasanjo

Former president Olusegun Obasanjo yesterday admitted that his generation has failed Nigeria in their efforts at taking it to the ‘Promised Land.’ He, however, quickly added that what they missed out in growing the nation economically, they have been able to deliver in a united and stable country under a democratic dispensation.

Vanguard

Oil marketers hoarding, manipulating fuel price — DPR

Department of Petroleum Resources, yesterday, threatened to impose severe sanctions against petroleum products marketers engaged in the hoarding and diversion of the products and in the manipulating prices to shortchange motorist

The Nation

Naira gains more as CBN pumps in $180m

In less than one week, the naira has gained over N85 against the dollar – thanks to the increased liquidity in the foreign exchange market.

The Sun

FG appoints 5 new Directors, General Manager for NCAA

The Federal Government has approved the appointment of five new Directors and one General Manager for the Nigerian Civil Aviation Authority (NCAA).

Thisday

Tinubu Prepares for Presidential Run, Dumps PDP, Mega Party Alliance

The National Leader of the All Progressives Congress (APC), Chief Bola Tinubu, has been holding a series of meetings and consultations for his bid for the presidency in 2019, THISDAY has reliably learnt.

Leadership

Rivers Rerun: Army Hands Over Arrested PDP Chieftains To Police

The Nigerian Army has handed over the four chieftains of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), who were arrested during the supplementary elections in Etche and Omuma local government areas of Rivers State, to the Rivers State Police Command.

Premium Times

Famine-hit South Sudanese eat weeds, water lilies to survive- reports

Thousands of South Sudanese families caught up in famine eat weeds and water lilies to survive, according to George Fominyen, spokesperson for the World Food Programme (WFP).