NEWSPAPERS HEADLINES FOR TUESDAY 5TH JANUARY, 2021*

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*VANGUARD*

Saudi Arabia to end blockade, open air, sea and land borders to Qatar

We’ll ensure Enugu remains safest, most-secured state ‘ Ugwuanyi

Enugu schools resume Jan 18

82 illegal immigrants rescued off Libyan coast ‘ Navy

APC chieftains laud members in Enugu North for setting aside differences

Police arrest 22-year old for alleged ritual murder in Bauchi

Waive promises constituents more dividends in 2021

Police in Edo re-arrests two escapees from SCID

There were misconceptions, misunderstandings between us,’ teenager withdraws sexual harassment allegation against Ogun commissioner

Touadera wins absolute majority in CAR presidential election

Police arrest 22-year old for alleged ritual murder in Bauchi

Electoral frauds are impediments to progress

Anambra 2021: PDP orders members to withdraw all litigations against party

APC chieftains laud members in Enugu North for setting aside differences

Alleged certificate forgery: Obaseki to open defence Tuesday

Anambra 2021: PDP orders members to withdraw all litigations against party

ICC, Amnesty International part of Nigeria’s security challenges’ FG

Alleged Certificate Forgery: Court orders Obaseki to open defence Tuesday

2023: More defections loom in House of Reps

Kwara governor, AbdulRazaq, dissolves cabinet

BUA Cement’s N100bn corporate bond oversubscribed by 37.8%

Ossy Martins secures victory for Lobi against MFM

Warri Wolves record first win of the 2020/2021 NPFL campaign

Ogunniyi inspires Sunshine’s victory over FC IfeanyiUbah

Substitute Isreal Abia scores to hand Rangers first win of the season

The relevance of January 14 in Oyo (3)

Breaking: Public, private schools in Lagos to resume January 18

Breaking: SSANIP embarks on strike over minimum wage arrears

Minimum wage arrears: Polytechnic staff embarks on 14-day warning strike

UNILAG, Okebukola mourn Professor Ibidapo Obe

Fight your own battles, don’t use us as bait, ASUU warns NAAT, others

Edo records 36 new cases of COVID-19 in 5 days

Ekene Dili Chukwu’s son dies of COVID-19

Pastor nabbed over missing 20yr-old female undergraduate in Rivers

Dad, girl who accused Ogun commissioner of sexual harassment wants case dropped

Truck driver kills man in Onitsha

*PUNCH*

Kukah: The sermon that rattled Buharis men

FG alleges foreign support for terrorists against Nigeria

Bauchi gov lauds Wike over 10.3km Rivers road

Anambra commissioner alleging corruption in govt resigns

Obaseki opens defence today against certificate forgery

Zulum signs Bornos N248bn 2021 budget, raised by N40bn

MOSOP accuses police of disrupting Ogoni Day event

20-year-old undergraduate missing, Rivers pastor arrested

Electoral Act: Ezekwesili group seeks amendment

Oil tumbles after hitting $53, OPEC+ delays decision

10 power plants idle on Discos rejection, gas shortage

Atiku sold his shares, collected $5.4m balance from us Intels

CAMA allows electronic share transfer, virtual meetings

Banks should obtain borrowers records from credit bureaus CBN

Nigeriall record growth amid fiscal imbalances, says report

Equity market begins 2021 positive with N459bn gain

FG wants more SME participation in N75bn stimulus programme

Farmers exported N60.5bn goods in three months NBS

Zamfara raising IGR through investments in goldmine, properties

BUA Cement completes N115bn bond issue

Union threatens showdown with PH Disco over alleged workers sacking

FG disburses N20,000 grants to 125,000 women Minister

NSE resumes with N459bn growth, index crosses 41,000 mark

No salary for 355 National Assembly workers recruited in 2017

Private sector warns of mass hunger, economic crisis over fresh lockdown

Nigerians worried about insecurity, poverty more than COVID-19 Survey

FGs 774,000 job recruitment starts today on shaky note

C&S leader seeks restructuring, others in New Year

Okowas father accused of imposing LG candidate

Ohanaeze spokesman seeks four-week postponement of election

Bandits kill nine travellers on Kaduna highway, kidnap 11

Oyo traders flee as hoodlums shoot three persons

COVID-19 violators under travel ban cannot get new passports CG

Amotekun corps shot Oyo policeman in error Commandant

Sack service chiefs, appoint replacement, reflect federal character Northern group

Two bandits informants arrested in Katsina

Ebonyi dismisses video alleging herdsmen chased out of state

Herdsman killed, cattle poisoned in SKaduna Miyetti Allah

32 arrested as police, soldiers attack protesting Plateau workers

Insecurity will worsen in 2021, says expert

Minister urges Ekiti indigenes to participate in FG programmes

Talking about Buhari not good for my sanity Soyinka

Abdulrazaq seeks upward review of N123bn 2021 budget

Enugu asks schools to activate online platform ahead reopening

Emir of Daura loses younger brother in road crash

Saudi Arabia to reopen airspace, borders with Qatar

Gunmen kidnap farmer in Oyo community

Why Nigeria is not a failed state FG

Gbajabiamila mourns ex-UNILAG VC, Ibidapo-Obe

I spent last Christmas at isolation centre, Covid is real Ali Baba

Rivers pastor arrested over missing 20-year-old undergraduate lover

Talkingabout Buhari not good for my sanity Soyinka

Buharis poor policies killing the naira, says Ezekwesili

Tackling Gombe rape epidemic

Remaking Nigeria, sixty years after

To Gen. Olu Bajowa at 80

COVID-19 and rise of online learning in Nigeria

Robbers shoot dead Lagos Uber driver, steal car

Imo man hacks baby mama with machete over food

*THE NATION*

MTN plans big for 2021

Fed Govt, HP wage war on counterfeit

Economy: Leveraging digital infrastructure

Fed Govt lists gains of border closure

Why I dont want to talk about Buhari govt, by Soyinka

Borders yet to bubble despite Buharis order

Southeast leaders step up action for presidential ticket

Jurisdiction of state, federal high courts on enforcement of fundamental rights

Abachas son seeksreversalof Durbar Hotels C of O revocation

Justice as bedrock of democracy (1)

Lagos courts open to litigations today

Odekunle: unique with exceptional qualities

Newsmakers that will dominate politics in 2021

People died in my isolation centre, says Ali Baba

Rooting for PPP in airport management

Transportation 2021: A year full of expectations

*THISDAY*

All-Share Index Rises 2.2% as Market Begins 2021 on Positive Note

Analysts Anticipate V-Shaped Economic Recovery for Nigeria

UPDC Appoints Nicol-Omeruah as Acting Chief Executive Officer

Fintech Firm Launches Online Payment, e-Commerce Platform

MTN Unveils Hackathon Champion

WTO Explores Role of Trade Policy in Rapid Vaccine Roll-out

Stanbic IBTC Undertakes CSI Initiatives

Kolawole: How Technology Can Help Discos Manage Power Outages

Gold Hits Two-month High as Dollar Face Pressure

Tracking Progress at AKK Gas Project

Expectation from Power Sector in 2021

Firm Launches New Outdoor Advertising Product

Promoting Steel Drum Technology

Ford, Mahindra Call Off Joint Venture

China Dec. New Home Prices Slow

Nissan to Reduce Presence in Europe

Akinyemi As Diplomats Diplomat and Best National Security Adviser Nigeria Hasnt…

FG 2020 Report Card Dismisses Doomsday Predictions

Playing With COVID-19

Has Pantami Gone Nuts

Onyekuru Admits Everton Move was a Risk

Gattuso Forgives Osimhen after Picking Covid-19 at Lagos Party

Ruthless Man City Heap Pressure on Chelseas Lampard

Ndidis Leicester Beat Newcastle to Close in on Top Spot

Fayemi Signs Sports Development Trust Fund Bill into Law

*THE SUN*

FIFA snubs Nigerian referees

Gattuso to meet Osimhen after striker’s apology

COVID-19: Cricket Federation postpones National Under 17 championships

Fury vows to knock out Joshua inside two rounds

Ronaldo overtakes Pele as second-highest goalscorer ever

Tennis: Australian Open quarantine plan faces legal challenge

NBA: Stephen Curry scores career-high 62 points total in Warriors win

Onyekuru admits Everton move was a risk

2021: Funding, forex top stakeholders’ expectations of banks, CBN

ABCON urges CBN to make BDCs agents for Diaspora remittances

KPMG names Ecobank among 2020 Customer Experience Leaders

Intels severs ties with Atiku

BUA Cement concludes N115bn Series 1, corporate bond issue

Nigeria’s debt to China hits $3.121bn

Notore records N9.48bn profit in 2020

COVID-19: How aviation industry disbursed N5bn bailout fund

Oil revenue: FG optimistic as OPEC decides production quota

Recession’ll be shortlived, FG says

Retaining service chiefs year after retirement, unconstitutional North East elders

IYC cancels planned protest against NDDCs sole administrator

NUT directs primary school teachers to boycott enrolment into Edo pension scheme

Amotekun: Shooting of police special constabulary not intentional Commandant

COVID-19: 4 parks sealed in Abuja, 12 prosecuted over violations

Well impact every LG with projects Wike

South East leaders hold bipartisan meeting today

IWU PG marks Ofala

Edo appoints transaction adviser for Benin River port

Kwara gov dissolves cabinet, thanks ex-members

A year like no other

My Person of the Year

The burden of poor leadership

Shettimas bitter truths to power

Truth about Cross River North senatorial rerun and allied matters

Nigeria and China 50 landmark years of diplomacy

My kids wont suffer same fate as I did Onyechere, SSA to Abia State gov

WA empowers Odogbolus schools

Governors frustrations over insecurity

*GUARDIAN*

How Ganduje’s 2023 interest consumed former House Speaker Gafasa

Only Osinbajo-Zulum ticket can give APC victory in 2023 election

Imo APC chieftain seeks better deal for young Nigerians

Police re-arrest two escapees from Edo cell, eight others on the run

Three brothers kill security guard in Ogun

#EndSARS protesters’ lawyer opens defence in N21m alleged fraud trial

England imposes six-week lockdown after Covid surge

Japan PM says weighing coronavirus emergency for Tokyo area

I can beat ‘shaky’ Joshua in round two, Fury declares

Togo, Niger open WAFU B U-17 tournament

Liverpool stumble again in Southampton defeat

Saliba completes loan move from Arsenal to Nice

Prudential Zenith Life exceeds recapitalisation benchmark

Lai Mohammed blames recession on OPEC oil cut

OPEC retains oil cuts over demand concerns

Firm unveils customer friendly loan facilities

Stock market reopens 2021 upbeat as investors gainN458b

Borno NLC commends Zulum for clearing pension arrears

NECA seeks effective fiscal, trade policies to salvage economy from imminent collapse

Labour rejects Lagos’ new bill allowing directors outside public service to head Cooperative Societies

Onyeali-Ikpea assumes role as Fidelity Bank chief

Playing safe

2020 – Systems failure in the global village – Part 2

Getting it right as a nation

2021: Year to calm down and wail less

The type of change Nigeria needs

Court remands Sowore, others in prison after not guilty plea

Low harmattan triggers mixed blessings, say experts

Goodbye, year of stone-throwing politics

Obiano fully in charge of Anambra, commissioner insists

My person of the year

The insurgency Generals did not foresee

Drop governors’ plan to borrow pension funds

Enyimba will qualify ahead of Al-Merreikh, says coach Osho

Obaseki charges manufacturers, youths to exploit AfCFTA opportunities

We have severed ties with Atiku, family ‘ Intels

*DAILY TIMES*

Sowore, four others arraigned in Abuja over alleged public disturbance

Winner of NASCO Polo finals emerges, Gov. Lalong pledges more support

My relationship with Ganduje, Kwankwaso remains cordial

Equities market wraps up 2020 with 50.03% growth

Onyeali-Ikpe assumes office as MD/CEO of Fidelity Bank

African nations begin trading under AfCFTA pact

Experts worried about 2021 budget parameters

10 strange animals that washed ashore in 2020

UK may take more stringent measures to control coronavirus

EDITORIAL: States non-remittance of contributions to PENCOM

Samsung officially confirms Galaxy S21 event for January 14

*DAILY INDEPENDENT*

Gov Abdulrazak Woos Tinubu’s Men With Cabinet Offices

I’m Being Humiliated For Speaking Against Injustice ‘ Anambra Monarch

Alleged Certificate Forgery: Obaseki To Open Defence Tuesday

The Need For Nano: Revealing A Hidden Dimension Of Small Business In Nigeria

Averting The Looming Hunger And Food Crisis

Organisation Supports Farmers With N10.9bn Soft Loans

Nigeria’s Economy Grappling With COVID-19 Effects

NBA: Stephen Curry Scores Career-High Points Total In Golden State Warriors Win

Liverpool Will Buy In January If It Is ‘Right Thing’, Says Klopp

Killing Of Herder In Zangon Kataf: Five Suspects Arrested

JUST IN: Saudi Arabia ‘To Open Airspace, Land, Sea Border’ With Qatar

Boris Johnson Announces Full National COVID-19 Lockdown For England

*THE HERALD*

Shekarau Declares Kwankwaso, Ganduje Are Not His Enemies

FG Announces It Is Yet To Receive NAAT Strike Notice

Certificate Forgery: Governor Obaseki Commences Court Defence Today

Army Arrests Rivers Pastor Over Missing 20-year-old Undergraduate

COVID-19 Hits Juventus As Defender, Alex Sandro Tests Positive

Obama Under Senate Investigation For Allegedly Sponsoring Terrorists, Al Qaeda

Buhari’s ministers not doing enough ‘ Ndume

Ebonyi: Arrest anyone sharing fake video of herdsmen being attacked ‘ Umahi tells police

Bauchi man, 22, beheads neighbour, removes eyes for rituals

Female health worker dies on New Year’s day after taking Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine

Enugu Ministry of Education Says Schools Resume Jan.18

Updated: Atiku explains reason for divesting from Intels, blames Buhari

What is Cryptography

PDP Orders Members to Withdraw all Litigations Against Party in Anambra

Everyone Needs To Know Crucial Bitcoin Trends In 2021

Evolution Of Currency And Political Economy

Borno Gov. Signs N248 Billion 2021 Budget Into Law

Cryptocurrency: Trading Beginners Guide

What No One Tells You About Bitcoin Peer-to-Peer Electronic Cash Framework

*TRIBUNE*

DPR shortlists 161 companies for 57 marginal oilfields bid

Ekiti APC youth leaders commend government over N2m agric empowerment

Oyetola released N1bn pension arrears 17 hours before Christmas ‘ Osun Head of Service

NALDA to empower 500 farmers in Akwa Ibom

Kogi CJ charges newly appointed judges on corruption

Nigeria records 1,204 new COVID-19 cases, toll now 91,351

As Nigeria enters the new year, more people die of COVID-19

British PM announces new national lockdown, asks everyone to stay at home; schools closed, exams cancelled

Residents say woman, five soldiers killed in fresh Chibok attack

COVID-19 vaccine to arrive Nigeria end of January ‘ PTF

2021: NLC makes strong demands

Nigeria land administration system fraught with many challenges ‘Ogunleye

Increased penetration of agricultural insurance will improve food production

Insurgency: Can North East avert looming hunger crisis

My plans for NULGE ‘Ambali

Foundation trains, empowers 250 residents in livestock farming in Oyo North

Day organisation feted street children in Ibadan

Kaduna demolition: When tyrannyrules

Argentina suspends corn exportation to ensure domestic food supplies

MTN Nigeria expands rural telecommunications connectivity

Pakistani court bans ‘two-finger’ virginity test for rape victims

WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange cannot be extradited to US, British judge rules

Equities investors gain N458.4bn on first-day, as ASI adds 2.2 per cent

*LEADERSHIP*

Police Rearrest 2 Of Edo CID Escapees, 8 Still At Large

774,000 Public Works Jobs Commence Tomorrow ‘ FG

Stop Paying Ransom To Kidnappers, SGS Tells Katsina Residents

2020: Reps Navigation In A Turbulent Year

The Importance Of Wang Yi’s Visit To Nigeria

Politics ‘ Political Battles That Will Define 2021

PMB’s New Year Speech, A Potpourri

Monitoring Food Prices And Matters Arising

Scramble For The Soul Of APC Intensifies

Nigeria Not Drifting Towards A Failed State ‘ FG

Deluge Of Tributes, Testament To Nda-Isaiah’s Footprints ‘ Sanwo-Olu

Police Deploy Operatives To Bayelsa Over Attack On Ex-militant Leader

Rivers: MOSOP Accuses Police Of Disrupting 2021 Ogoni Day Celebration

Disclaimer: NDA 73 Regular Course Entry Forms Not On Sale

Kwara Governor Sacks Cabinet

2021 Hajj: NAHCON, PTF To Work Out Guidelines For Pilgrims

No Plan To Impose Fresh Lockdown, Lai Mohammed Assures Nigerians

China Debunks Claims Of COVID-19 Spilling From Wuhan Lab

Dana Air Takes Delivery Of 2 Aircraft After Maintenance

Oil Prices Down As OPEC Considers Output Adjustment

Onyeali-Ikpe Assumes Office As Fidelity Bank’s MD/CEO

Notore Records N9.48bn Operating Profit

Why I Sold My Intels Shares ‘ Atiku

*NEW TELEGRAPH*

Sports and second wave of COVID-19

A joint operation for internal security

Preserving the Gbagyi cultural heritage

Airlink complies with South Africa’s curfew, adjusts flights

Olateru lauds staff, seeks more commitment to reposition AIB

Lai Mohammed: Amnesty International, ICC now ‘fighting forces’ against Nigeria

Court orders remand of Sowore, four others in Kuje Prison

JUST IN: UK judge blocks Assange’s US extradition on health grounds

Oxford man, 82, first in world to get Oxford/AstraZeneca Covid vaccine

COVID-19: Nigeria records 917 new infections as total rises to 90,080

Sack of service chiefs’ll be Buhari’s biggest New Year gift to Nigerians ‘ Northern elders

Two Western Australia bushfires threaten lives, homes in Perth

US election: Trump tells Georgia election official to ‘find’ votes to overturn Biden win

Mixed, positive outlook for carriers

Spill: Fishermen demand $3.6bn fine from Shell

Meters: NERC outlines payment refund plans

A tougher turf for energy sector

26 firms in race for $150m oil sector intervention fund

Dana, Ibom may seal Nigeria’s first interline

Expert: Global oil demand unlikely to recover until 2022

New transit visa policy unsettles travellers

FCMB shares down six percent on first trading day of 2021

Oil prices rise on expectations that OPEC+ likely to maintain output

Why Nigeria is not working, by Agbaje

Insecurity: Reps point way forward

Nigeria, China 50 landmark years of diplomacy

Herders: We’re not under attack, chased out of Ebonyi

Nwosu: Nigerian youths deserve better deal in 2021

EPL: Leaders Liverpool beaten at Southampton

Uruguay players’ union calls on FA to overturn Cavani’s three-match ban

Tyson Fury: Anthony Joshua has ‘confidence issue

Euro roundup: Bayern hit back to beat Mainz while 10-man Milan stay top

World Athletics chief shrugs off concerns Nike track spikes give unfair advantage

Solskjaer to allow six Man Utd players leave this January

*PEOPLES DAILY*

Police foil attack on Community, arrest 18 armed irate youths in Zamfara

NCAC commends Gov. El-Rufai for demolishing sex party house

Khadimiyya donates wheelchairs, crutches to 200 disable in Kebbi

Bandits kill Imam, community leader Kaduna

Ex-Minister, Agunloye proposes new struggle aimed at social justice, fairness

Power outage looms in Mararaba, environs ‘ AEDC

Presidency’s attack on PDP, a feeble kick of a weak horse, says party leadership

Police parade 82 suspected, kidnappers, rapists, murderers in Kaduna

2023: Oyegun, Ebri, others back zoning, say South regions must slug it out

Organizers of botched Kaduna Sex party says ‘it was a joke

Niyi Adebayo, not Tinubu made Fayemi Ekiti Governor ‘ Aide

Igbos are marginalized but not an excuse to disintegrate ‘ political pundit

Late Akeredolu’s CoP, a loyal political lieutenant ‘ Ondo Govt

Ohanaeze: Ozobu committee issues guidelines for election

Two more Southeast Govs to join APC soon ‘ Senator Ayogu Eze

Abiodun suspends commissioner over alleged sexual harassment

Police foil attack on Community, arrest 18 armed irate youths in Zamfara

NCAC commends Gov. El-Rufai for demolishing sex party house

Khadimiyya donates wheelchairs, crutches to 200 disable in Kebbi

Bandits kill Imam, community leader Kaduna

Ex-Minister, Agunloye proposes new struggle aimed at social justice, fairness

Power outage looms in Mararaba, environs ‘ AEDC

Presidency’s attack on PDP, a feeble kick of a weak horse, says party leadership

Police parade 82 suspected, kidnappers, rapists, murderers in Kaduna

2023: Oyegun, Ebri, others back zoning, say South regions must slug it out

Organizers of botched Kaduna Sex party says ‘it was a joke

BoI Gets $1bn Loan to enhance Businesses

Five Decades of Shared Journey: On the 50th anniversary of China-Nigeria diplomatic relations

NPFL21: Abia Warriors Fail Again, Lose 1-0 To Rivers Utd

Man City ease past Chelsea to climb to fifth

Mauricio Pochettino is back ‘ but why has he chosen Paris St-Germain

Suarez helps Atletico win at Alaves to retake La Liga lead

Saints’ McCarthy to miss Liverpool game after positive Covid test

Abuja: The nation’s dream; the natives’ nightmare

Buhari and the Nigerian Youths

Getting it right as a nation

The realities of making New Year resolution

2020: A year full of mysteries and miseries

*BLUEPRINT*

TopPro signs 2 players from scouting tournament

Ekiti indigenes yet to key into FG Economic Recovery Programmes-Minister

Uruguay players want Cavani ban overturned

NPFL: DFA boss hails Wolves for beating Adamawa United

Iyaye commends Obuah for redeeming pledge

Prayer, determination, our watchword for the year ‘ Balogun tells players

Akpoguma may miss Super Eagles AFCON qualifiers after injury

CAF U-17: Nigeria vs Cote D’Ivoire G/Eaglets face another MRI test in Lome

I started my business with N3000 ‘ Crayfish trader recounts

Bayelsa govt restores calm in Peremabiri community

Ebonyi: Politicians, enemies of govt responsible for fake videos trending on social media ‘ Umahi

Shooting of Police by our officer not intentional ‘ Oyo Amotekun commandant

Arewa Media Writers vow to mitigate fake news

Ibom Deep Seaport: Commissioner warns journalists against fake reportage

8,000 women benefit from FG’s cash grant in Kano

Gbajabiamila mourns ex-UniLag VC

Retention of service chiefs unconstitutional, weakening morale of military personnel, Northern elders tell Buhari

Misrepresenting Kukah’s Christmas homily height of mischief ‘ Ikulu professionals

3 brothers arrested for killing security guard in Ogun

Emmanuel creates new ministry, swears-in 4 commissioners in A/Ibom

COVID-19: Akwa Ibom Senator attributes healing to God

Chibok: Boko Haram strikes again, kill 6 soldiers, others wounded

Breaking: Lagos schools to resume January 18

FG arraigns Sowore, 4 others over protest

Naira devalues to N410.25/$ at official window on last 2020 trading day

Tinubu denies testing positive to COVID-19

Amotekun corps member arrested for shooting police officer in Oyo

Sarkin Hausawa: Arewa united urges Sanwo-Olu, others to sanction Shettima

We need mass irrigation farming to avert food scarcity in 2021 ‘ Olubadan

*POLITICS*

10 strange animals that washed ashore in 2020 – Daily Times

20-year-old undergraduate missing, Rivers pastor arrested – Punch

2020: Reps Navigation In A Turbulent Year – Leadership

2021 Hajj: NAHCON, PTF To Work Out Guidelines For Pilgrims – Leadership

2023: More defections loom in House of Reps – Vanguard

2023: Oyegun, Ebri, others back zoning, say South regions must slug it out – Peoples Daily

2023: Oyegun, Ebri, others back zoning, say South regions must slug it out – Peoples Daily

3 brothers arrested for killing security guard in Ogun – Blueprint

32 arrested as police, soldiers attack protesting Plateau workers – Punch

6,561 metal flowers: One man’s Covid tribute – BBC

774,000 Public Works Jobs Commence Tomorrow ‘ FG – Leadership

8,000 women benefit from FG’s cash grant in Kano – Blueprint

82 illegal immigrants rescued off Libyan coast ‘ Navy – Vanguard

A drunk taxi passenger refused to wear a face mask — so his driver took him to the police station – CNN

A joint operation for internal security – New Telegraph

A sword taken from a Revolutionary War statue as a prank 40 years ago is finally returned – CNN

Abachas son seeksreversalof Durbar Hotels C of O revocation – The Nation

Abdulrazaq seeks upward review of N123bn 2021 budget – Punch

Abiodun suspends commissioner over alleged sexual harassment – Peoples Daily

Actress Tanya Roberts is still alive, according to her publicist – CNN

African nations begin trading under AfCFTA pact – Daily Times

Airlink complies with South Africa’s curfew, adjusts flights – New Telegraph

Akpoguma may miss Super Eagles AFCON qualifiers after injury – Blueprint

Alleged Certificate Forgery: Court orders Obaseki to open defence Tuesday – Vanguard

Alleged Certificate Forgery: Obaseki To Open Defence Tuesday – Daily Independent

Alleged certificate forgery: Obaseki to open defence Tuesday – Vanguard

Amazon plots a course into the healthcare industry – BBC

Amotekun corps member arrested for shooting police officer in Oyo – Blueprint

Amotekun corps shot Oyo policeman in error Commandant – Punch

Amotekun Officer Didn’t Shoot Policeman Intentionally ‘ Oyo Commandant – Sahara Reporters

Amotekun operative shoots policeman at carnival in Oyo – The Cable

Amotekun: Shooting of police special constabulary not intentional Commandant – The Sun

Anambra 2021: PDP orders members to withdraw all litigations against party – Vanguard

Anambra 2021: PDP orders members to withdraw all litigations against party – Vanguard

Anambra commissioner alleging corruption in govt resigns – Punch

Anger as Mexico’s Covid-19 czar makes beach trip amid worst days of pandemic – CNN

APC chieftains laud members in Enugu North for setting aside differences – Vanguard

APC chieftains laud members in Enugu North for setting aside differences – Vanguard

Arewa Media Writers vow to mitigate fake news – Blueprint

As Nigeria enters the new year, more people die of COVID-19 – Tribune

Bandits kill Imam, community leader Kaduna – Peoples Daily

Bandits kill Imam, community leader Kaduna – Peoples Daily

Bandits kill nine travellers on Kaduna highway, kidnap 11 – Punch

Bauchi gov lauds Wike over 10.3km Rivers road – Punch

Bayelsa govt restores calm in Peremabiri community – Blueprint

Beware of 419, JAMB warns applicants, says 2021 UTME forms not on sale Nigpilot – Nigerian Pilot

Biden’s presidential inauguration will include a virtual parade and a military escort to the White House – Business Insider

Bitcoin’s bubble could burst, warns Anthony Scaramucci. But he’s still a mega-bull – CNN

BMO laud Buhari houses for the masses Nigpilot – Nigerian Pilot

Borders yet to bubble despite Buharis order – The Nation

Boris Johnson Announces Full National COVID-19 Lockdown For England – Daily Independent

Breaking: Lagos schools to resume January 18 – Blueprint

British PM announces new national lockdown, asks everyone to stay at home; schools closed, exams cancelled – Tribune

Buharis poor policies killing the naira, says Ezekwesili – Punch

C&S leader seeks restructuring, others in New Year – Punch

Cabal in charge of Buharis administration Primate Ayodele Nigpilot – Nigerian Pilot

CAF U-17: Nigeria vs Cote D’Ivoire G/Eaglets face another MRI test in Lome – Blueprint

California and New York will start paying out an extra $300 a week in unemployment benefits soon, but other states could take weeks – Business Insider

Chibok: Boko Haram strikes again, kill 6 soldiers, others wounded – Blueprint

*SPORTS*

A new normal, more goals – an ISL season like no other – Goal

AC Milan offer ’15m for Strasbourg defender Simakan – Goal

Akpoguma may miss Super Eagles AFCON qualifiers after injury – Blueprint

Alisson’s rush of blood sums up jaded Liverpool and weary wider world – Yahoo

Ansu Fati undergoes ‘regenerative biological treatment’ of knee injury with Barcelona star’s return on track – Goal

Arsenal Confirm Saliba Loan Move To Nice – Complete Sports

Arsenal confirm Saliba loan to Nice – Goal

Arsenal defender William Saliba joins Nice on loan for rest of season – Yahoo

ATP Cup 2021: Serbia’s Novak Djokovic & Spain’s Rafael Nadal lead field – BBC

Barcelona cancel training after two positive coronavirus tests among players – Yahoo

Barcelona postpone training after two positive coronavirus tests – Goal

Brentford’s focus on the human touch belies Moneyball reputation – Yahoo

Brentford’s Josh Dasilva has no regrets over Arsenal exit as he plots Carabao Cup coup vs Tottenham – Yahoo

Caf CC: Orlando Pirates qualify for play-off round after Sagrada Esperanca pull out – Goal

CAF U-17: Nigeria vs Cote D’Ivoire G/Eaglets face another MRI test in Lome – Blueprint

Can I play golf in lockdown – Yahoo

Cavs’ Darius Garland, Isaac Okoro Reportedly Ruled out vs. Magic Due to Injuries – Bleacher Report

Chad Kelly to Work out for Bills; Nephew of Legendary BUF QB Jim – Bleacher Report

Chess benefited from COVID-19, says Aikhoje – Punch

Confed Cup: Rivers expect tough tie against Celtic – Punch

Covid in England: Professional sport to continue in national lockdown – BBC

COVID-19: Cricket Federation postpones National Under 17 championships – The Sun

Cowboys’ Dak Prescott Is ‘Right on Course’ in Injury Rehab, Says Mike McCarthy – Bleacher Report

Cristiano Ronaldo scores twice in Juventus win – CNN

Danny Ings does the damage as Liverpool go down at Southampton – Yahoo

Drew McIntyre Beats Keith Lee, Retains WWE Championship on Raw Legends Night – Bleacher Report

Elite sport can continue under new lockdown measures in England and Scotland – Yahoo

Emotional Ralph Hasenhuttl in tears after Southampton beat Liverpool: ‘It was just the wind! – Yahoo

EPL: Leaders Liverpool beaten at Southampton – New Telegraph

Euro roundup: Bayern hit back to beat Mainz while 10-man Milan stay top – New Telegraph

Fayemi Signs Sports Development Trust Fund Bill into Law – Thisday

FIFA snubs Nigerian referees – The Sun

Former Wisconsin QB Jack Coan Announces Transfer to Notre Dame – Bleacher Report

Fury vows to knock out Joshua inside two rounds – The Sun

Gattuso Forgives Osimhen after Picking Covid-19 at Lagos Party – Thisday

Gattuso to meet Osimhen after striker’s apology – The Sun

George Springer Rumors: Blue Jays’ Contract Offer Worth ‘Well Under’ $150M – Bleacher Report

Giants’ Joe Judge: Eagles Disrespected the Game by Benching Jalen Hurts vs. WFT – Bleacher Report

I can beat ‘shaky’ Joshua in round two, Fury declares – Guardian

Idowu set to join Khimki on permanent deal – Punch

Ings scores as Southampton cling on to beat Liverpool – The Cable

ISL 2020-21: Bengaluru vs Mumbai City – TV channel, stream, kick-off time & match preview – Goal

Issah Abass: FC Twente loan Ghanaian attacker from Mainz 05 – Goal

It was the wind!’ – Hasenhuttl explains post-match tears following Southampton’s ‘perfect’ victory over Liverpool – Goal

It’s not rocket science’ – Klopp critical of Liverpool’s mentality after Southampton defeat – Goal

Iyaye commends Obuah for redeeming pledge – Blueprint

Jaguars Request Permission to Interview 49ers’ Robert Saleh for HC Job – Bleacher Report

Jurgen Klopp acknowledges Liverpool are in a ‘rusty moment’ after defeat to Southampton – Yahoo

Jurgen Klopp: Liverpool boss says ‘other teams would get a penalty’ at Southampton – BBC

Juventus defender Alex Sandro contracts COVID-19 – Punch

Juventus without Alex Sandro for AC Milan game after positive coronavirus test – Goal

Kevin Durant Ruled out for Nets vs. Jazz Due to Health and Safety Protocols – Bleacher Report

Klay Thompson Posts ‘Happy Gilmore’ Meme After Stephen Curry’s 62-Point Game – Bleacher Report

Liverpool stumble again in Southampton defeat – Guardian

Liverpool Will Buy In January If It Is ‘Right Thing’, Says Klopp – Daily Independent

Man City ease past Chelsea to climb to fifth – Peoples Daily

Manchester City: Four players test positive for Covid-19 at WSL club – BBC

Marcus Smart Ruled out for Celtics vs. Raptors Because of Thumb Injury – Bleacher Report

Mauricio Pochettino is back ‘ but why has he chosen Paris St-Germain – Peoples Daily

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