Nigerian newspaper headlines today: February 17

Nigerian newspaper headlines February 17, 2017.


FG’s $1bn Eurobond begins trading on London Exchange

The Federal Government’s $1bn 15-year government bonds started trading on the London Stock Exchange on Thursday.


Suicide bomber kills self, destroys 13 vehicles in Borno

The Borno Police Command said on Friday that a suspected suicide bomber detonated his explosive in the midst of 13 trucks along Maiduguri/ Mafa road leading to mass destruction.


Many feared dead as Boko Haram engages army in battle

Dozens of boko haram members including innocent civilians were feared dead in a crossfire that ensued between military troops and terrorists, most of whom were suicide bombers who attempted to infiltrate Maiduguri, the Borno state capital.

The Nation

Two die, many injured as bus plunges into river

At least two persons died and several others were injured when a luxurious bus plunged into the Majidun River, Ikorodu on Friday morning.

The Sun

No special reception for Buhari when he returns – Femi Adesina

The Presidency has revealed that President Muhammadu Buhari will not be received by any special reception when he arrives from London after his medical vacation.


NPC to Include Religion, Ethnicity in 2018 National Census

The Chairman of the National Population Commission (NPC), Chief Eze Duruiheoma (SAN), has disclosed that religion and ethnicity will be included in the 2018 national census.


Investor To Build N5.2bn Biofuels Refinery In Kogi State

The managing director of Biodiesel Nigeria Limited, Engr. Hussaini Solomon, has said his company has concluded arrangement to establish a mini-biodiesel refinery in Lokoja, Kogi state worth N5.2 billion.

Premium Times

PDP lawmakers criticise non-inclusion of their member to meet Buhari in London

Some opposition lawmakers on Thursday questioned the non-inclusion of one of them in the National Assembly delegation that recently visited President Muhammadu Buhari.


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