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NEWSPAPERS HEADLINES FOR TODAY, SATURDAY, 02ND OF OCTOBER, 2021
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US womens soccer league postpones matches after abuse allegations

FG marks colourful 61st Independence in Abuja

OAU shuts down after students protest

Yemi Alade gifts mum new car on birthday

Obasanjo absent as Buhari, Jonathan, Abdulsalami attend Independence Day event in Abuja

Kebbi Assembly passes Violence Against Persons Prohibition Act

Russia holds first royal wedding in century

Eight-year-old Brazilian girl named worlds youngest astronomer

Man bags life imprisonment for killing girlfriend

Foundation translates Nigeria:s constitution into three indigenous languages

Policeman commits suicide to evade arrest for murders spanning 35 years

Man pushed out of moving bus over N50 in Rivers dies, driver arrested

Boko Haram rules 500 communities in Niger, says Shiroro LGA chairman

Buhari doing everything to turn Nigeria’s challenges around Niger gov

Guinea coup leader Doumbouya sworn in as interim president

Independence: Money politics preventing youths from contesting, says Onigbinde

Ten burnt alive, seven kidnapped, scores killed by bandits in Niger communities

COVID-19 pandemic slows for fifth week

Football Tribunal is up and running, says FIFA

Harvard don Hausman, Rewane, others to discuss Nigerias economic revival

You were a child when we negotiated Independence, Adebanjo slams Buhari over speech

Accidents claim 137 in FCT in nine months

Cholera kills 2,791 in 28 states, FCT in nine months NCDC

Independence Day: Akeredolu grants amnesty to 18 prisoners

Chike Akunyilis murder sign of misplaced value system -NMA

USll continue to support Nigerias efforts against terrorism, insecurity, says Blinken

Gov poll: Desperate politicians trying to turn Anambra into crime zone, says Obiano

Tears as Lagos police officer killed by hoodlums buried in Ibadan

2023 Presidency: APC’ll destroy you, remain in PDP, Wike tells Jonathan

Four years after, Dbanj releases new album, Stress Free

Kim Kardashian, Kanye West on dinner date amid divorce

Tunde Kelani knocks NRC over poor operation at Yaba train station

Three Ghanaians, one Nigerian kidnapped at gunpoint in Akwa Ibom fishing community

Disconnect between political class, citizens disheartening SSANU

Nigeria, Qatar to increase partnership in agric, oil and gas, mining

Nigerians mark 61st Independence with giant banner in Makurdi

Independence Day: Nigeria in reverse gear under Buhari, says Atiku Support Organisation

I’m not running for Nigerian presidency, says Okonjo-Iweala amidst rumour she might quit WTO

Edo community begs Obaseki to allow completion of donated healthcare project

Edo Police arrest three suspected cultists for dehumanising lady in viral video

Disney settles dispute with Scarlett Johansson over Black Widow

Edo police arrest three suspected cultists for dehumanising Tik Tok user

Disney settle dispute with Scarlett Johansson over Black Widow

Why food prices are high despite increased production -Buhari

BBNaija S6: Why I’m the wrong person for Angel ‘Cross

Ogun workers threaten showdown with state govt

Independence Day: Why food prices are high in Nigeria Buhari

Stop reporting irresponsible remarks, Buhari urges media

Independence Day: Buhari-must-go protesters storm Abuja road

UK may ease visa restrictions for hundreds of foreign butchers

Independence Day: Nothing to celebrate, Nigeria near-collapse ‘Seun Kuti

19 COVID-19 deaths, 281 new infections reported in 12 states, FCT

Independence Day: We refuse to lose hope in Nigeria, says Joke Silva

Nigerias safe school initiative designed to fail -Lawan

Lottery Regulatory Commissions DG decries picketing

Baby starts menstruating at four months, survives rare ovarian cancer at age two

Google marks Nigerias 61st Independence with eagle Doodle

*VANGUARD*
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Protest: OAU management shuts school, direct students to vacate hostels

Nigeria @ 61: Borno’s First Lady advocates girl-child education, women empowerment

Tackling Insecurity: Kwara youths urge govs, FG to consider Yahaya Bello’s template

Fight for a just redistribution of wealth’ Professor of Law urges Nigerians

Protest in OAU over students’ death

Imo Monarch escapes death, as hoodlums burn palace, houses, vehicles

Independence Speech: Poverty, hunger bedrock of agitations ‘ Southern CAN tells Buhari

Attack in Igboland: IPOB should redeem self by disbanding ESN ‘ Ohanaeze Youth wing

Nigeria @ 61: Igbo will continue to engage FG on grievances ‘ Uzodimma

Gov Abiodun congratulates Osoba on successful surgery

Kebbi Assembly passes Violence Against Persons Prohibition Act

Ozekhome to Buhari: How can middlemen hoard non-available food

Independence broadcast: Buhari’s govt wants to protect Fulani agenda -YOV

Police arrest man for serial sexual abuse of his teenage daughter in Ogun

Nigeria@61: NSCDC calls for credible information to curb insecurity

We must embrace rule of law, apply laws equally, Ex-Speaker, Dogara tells FG

How African automotive market can rise from 1.1m to 5m vehicles annually ‘ Whitefield

NIGERIA @61: Senator Musa calls for Unity

Independence Day- Nigerian youth vs its political quagmire by Victory Akpomedaye

Independence Day: Pyrates lists priority areas for President Buhari

Independence Day: Nothing to celebrate at 61 ‘ Ortom

Abia journalist returns N90,000 wrongly transferred to his account by POS operator

Nigeria@ 61: CSO to Buhari, your speech mocked Nigerians

Police arrest father for alleged incest

Independence: All hope is not lost, NGO founder insists

Nigeria@ 61: Farmers lament over hectares of potato farms submerged by flood

Edo sons, daughters pull weight behind Liquorose

Ereyitomi felicitates with Constituents as Nigeria marks independence anniversary

Don’t despair, Nigeria will come out of present challenges ‘ Okowa

Nigeria at 61: We have no reason to lose hope ‘ Sanwo-Olu

Okowa’s spokesman underscores youths’ contribution to nation-building

Nigeria @61: Our suffering is man made ‘ SSANU

LaLiga celebrates Independence Day with Nigeria

Nigeria@ 61: Global Rights expresses pain over tough, dark times

Many British gas stations still dry, pig cull fears grow

Okowa felicitates with Donald Duke at 60

Giant of Africa’ Turns 61: CISLAC expresses worry over rumble in NGF

Youth and Social Life with Hon. Tidi Michael, Ph.D

PHOTOS: Some locations in Onitsha deserted by motorists, pedestrians

UNILAG coordinates global COVID-19 surgery study with Guinness World Record

Lifting 100m Nigerians out of poverty feasible ‘ Buhari

Be proud of Nigeria, Okowa’s Aide Ossai urges

My new single will be biggest song in Africa ‘ Steadyboi hints as he releases ‘Savings or Current

Federal lawmaker identified as separatists’ financier ‘ Buhari

Independence Anniversary: Okowa reiterates call for national dialogue, true federalism

Independence: Adefisoye calls for arrest of falling Naira value, worsening inflation

Zulum to citizens @ Independence: Pray Borno Surpasses Recent Gains on Peace

Invest in locally made products to boost nations income ‘Industrialist, Akinkuebi

State Broadcast: It’s time to renegotiate, restructure, reinvent Nigeria ‘ Akeredolu

Independence Celebration: Police deploys 1500 officers in Kwara

Nigeria’s unity, a reason to celebrate, says Sardaunan Gombe

Delta community accuses monarch of forceful take over of lands

Independence Day: Akeredolu pardons 18 convicted inmates

Nigeria@61: We have proved the world wrong ‘ Oyetola

NIGERIA @ 61: All is not well ‘ Delta Speaker, Oborevwori

Buhari vows to take decisive actions against secessionist agitators, sponsors

Our resolve for peaceful, united, one Nigeria remains unwavering ‘ Buhari

Nigeria @ 61: Nigerians are now frustrated, hopeless ‘ NLC

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Court okays eNaira rollout as CBN postpones launch

140m Nigerians yet to get NIN as teething challenges remain

FG to prosecute saboteurs of IPPIS implementation

Stakeholders seek capacity development, equal employment for seafarers

Confusion as CCECC abandons work at Lagos Airport terminal

Emirates sets new record in sky cargo operations

NACOS to promote local content in tech

Equities sustain bulls’ run as investors gain N328 billion

Why Nigeria, others should leverage Africa-UAE forum for linkages

Federal lawmaker financing agitation for Nigeria’s break up – Buhari

Buhari lists conditions for lifting Twitter suspension

Nigeria at 61: Don’t despair over current challenges, Buhari tells Nigerians

Prison Fellowship decries 10m out-of-school children in Nigeria

Nigerian troops neutralise 85 terrorists

Secondus, Oyinlola, Jegede out as PDP zones chairmanship to North

Tribunal fixes date to rule on tax dispute as MultiChoice faults FIRS figures

South Africa eases Covid rules, presses UK on travel limits

US government shutdown averted hours before deadline

US plans to keep Al-Qaeda in check in Afghanistan with air strikes

Rwandan YouTuber jailed for 15 years after anti-Kagame posts

Dutch ATM bomb gang blow themselves up

Tunisia’s new PM faces economy battered by political turmoil

Ritual killings suspected as 5 headless bodies exhumed in DR Congo

World Bank chief in Sudan for first visit in 40 years

19 arrested at Zimbabwe pre-election protest

German inflation hits highest since 1993 on energy prices

Tension in South East as nation marks independence anniversary

Abiodun signs anti-open grazing bill into law, gives herders six months ultimatum

Appeal Court joins Lagos as co-respondent against FIRS in VAT collection

Fear grips residents as Imo records 124 COVID-19 cases in single day

Our hearts break twice, Akunyili’s children mourn dad’s gruesome death

FG, Jigawa governor preach hope as Nigeria marks 61st Independence

Okowa signs anti-open grazing bill into law

Obaseki applauds security agencies over reduced kidnapping

LAUTECH hospital decries assault on medic, demands apology

LAUTECH, politician bicker over alleged assault on doctor

Congress to address compliance in market sectors, others

Femi-Lawal, Tijani, Carr, others join FSI board

Solarin becomes fellow of International Pharmaceutical Federation

Expos Marketing Solutions bags Marketing
Edge Outstanding Young Experiential Marketing Agency of the Year award

Etebo out of Cameroon 2022 Nations Cup as Rohr names 22 for CAR doubleheader

Obasanjo leads top dignitaries to Ajunwa’s N6b sports development launch

CBN affirms commitment to sports development as SEC wins AFIFC

Fans clamour for Emmanuel Dennis’ inclusion after Watford star’s Super Eagles snub

Anything is possible’ for Man United as Ronaldo papers over the cracks

No Giroud, Kante in France squad for Nations League finals

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1994 Eagles hail Buhari after house gifts – Punch

1994 Eagles Pay Thank You Visits to Fashola, Dare over House… – Thisday

1994 Super Eagles pay thank you visits to Fashola, Dare over house rewards – The Sun

94 Eagles hail Buhari after house gifts – Punch

Adam Wainwright Reportedly Agrees to Contract to Return to Cardinals in 2022 – Bleacher Report

Adrenaline, injuries and tempo: reasons for Leeds’ rocky start – Yahoo

Ajunwa drags Obasanjo, others to N6b Sports development center launch – The Sun

Alejandro del Rey shoots historic 58 on Challenge Tour – BBC

Alfred Dunhill Links Championship: Tyrrell Hatton out in front on 10 under par – BBC

All the ingredients point to a thriller. So a nailed-on nil-niller, then – Yahoo

Andres Iniesta: ‘One day I wish to return to Barcelona – but I’m not done winning trophies in Japan – BBC

Andy Murray knocked out in second round at San Diego Open by Casper Ruud – Yahoo

Anything is possible’ for Man United as Ronaldo papers over the cracks – Guardian

Arrests made after crowd trouble mars West Ham’s win over Rapid Vienna – Yahoo

Arsenal owed 8m by Derby for Krystian Bielik as club step up search for new owner – Yahoo

Arteta admits Arsenal had to go ‘backwards’ but Gunners boss believes in ‘significant’ summer spend – Goal

Ashes and Australian Open competitors to require full vaccination or be refused entry – Yahoo

Ashes will go ahead says Australia captain Tim Paine, even if some England players stay home – BBC

Astros Beat Rays to Clinch 2021 American League West Title – Bleacher Report

Australia v India: Smriti Mandhana hits century on rain-hit second day – BBC

Awoniyi ends four-game goal drought in Union Berlin’s Europa Conference League win – Goal

Barcelona wages still ‘300m over La Liga limit despite Messi and Griezmann departures – Goal

Barcelona’s tragic slide continues following Benfica thrashing in Champions League – CNN

Bears’ Matt Nagy: Naming Justin Fields or Andy Dalton Week 4 QB Is Game-time Decision – Bleacher Report

Beijing will open next year’s Winter Olympics to fans — but only if they live in China – CNN

Bengals’ Joe Burrow on Jaguars Defense: I Knew They Weren’t Going to Stop Us – Bleacher Report

Bengals’ Joe Mixon Suffered ‘Minor’ Ankle Injury, Zac Taylor Says – Bleacher Report

Bill Belichick Says He Wouldn’t Have Had Same Success with Patriots Without Tom Brady – Bleacher Report

Black History Month: The sporting heroes who changed our lives – BBC

Blow for AFC Leopards as Mainge quits, set to sign for Gor Mahia – Goal

Bradley Beal ‘Not in a Rush’ to Sign Wizards Contract Extension When Eligible – Bleacher Report

Braves Sweep Phillies to Clinch 4th Straight National League East Title – Bleacher Report

Brazil legend Pele leaves hospital after surgery – BBC

Brendan Rodgers dismisses suggestions Leicester could face early exit – Yahoo

Brentford manager Thomas Frank backs Ivan Toney to get in the England squad – Yahoo

Bristol Bears v Bath Rugby, Gallagher Premiership: live score and latest updates – Yahoo

Britain’s Lizzie Deignan ready to handle infamous Paris-Roubaix cobbles – BBC

Bruno Lage hails Raul Jimenez as an ‘example – Yahoo

Bryson DeChambeau Advances to Round of 16 at PLDA World Championship – Bleacher Report

C.J. Uzomah’s Fantasy Stock After Breakout 2-TD Game in Bengals’ Win over Jaguars – Bleacher Report

Carlos Correa Rumors: Tigers Interested in Astros Star; Yankees Also Likely Involved – Bleacher Report

Carmelo Anthony on Joining LeBron James, Lakers: ‘It’s a Different Vibe That We Have – Bleacher Report

Catalans Dragons make history after beating Hull KR to reach first Grand Final – Yahoo

CBN affirms commitment to sports development as SEC wins AFIFC – Guardian

CHAMPIONS LEAGUE Ronaldo Grabs Injury-time Winner for Man Utd against Villarreal – Thisday

CharlottePurdue says running for Great Britain has been tainted by Olympic snub – Yahoo

Chelsea Intensify Rudiger Contract Talks – Complete Sports

*ENTERTAINMENT*
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#BBNaija: ‘I see you & JMK working outside the house than Jackie B’ ‘ Pere to Whitemoney – Information Nigeria

#BBNaija: ‘People will see you as a sadist if you keep scaring them away’ ‘ Whitemoney advises Angel over mood swing – Information Nigeria

#BBNaija: Boma & Tega’s husband spotted hanging out together – Information Nigeria

#BBNaija: Did you see yourself going this far’ ‘ Whitemoney speaks on questions he won’t welcome during his media rounds – Information Nigeria

#BBNaija: I Dont Think I Love Her, Though I Miss Her a Lot Saga Denies Affection for Nini (Video) – Tori

#BBNaija: Some viewers don’t watch the show with their senses ‘ Tega – Information Nigeria

#BBNaija: They Should Consider We The Big Mamas Too ‘ Woman Pleads With Organizers (Video) – Tori

#BBNaija: Why I Cant Love Angel- Cross Opens Up – Gistlover

#BBNaija; Saskay Acts More Mature Than Angel, She Is Too Immature Pere Discloses – Gistlover

“Buhari must go” protesters take to the streets of Abuja with placards on Nigeria’s 61st Independence Day – Linda Ikeji

“Death has separated us but in my heart you’re irreplaceable” Sound Sultan’s widow, Farida remembers him as she marks their 12th wedding anniversary – Linda Ikeji

“Jealousy. Were you married a virgin'” Virgin Nigerian wife clashes with Facebook users who called her out for showing blood-soaked bedsheet – Linda Ikeji

“Virginity Until Marriage Is A Virtue. Premarital S3x Is A Virus” – Reno Omokri Says As He Defends Virgin Bride – Tori

11-year-old Girl Escapes Eight days After She Was Allegedly Abducted In Lagos – Tori

11-year-old girl escapes eight days after she was allegedly kidnapped in Lagos – Linda Ikeji

11-year-old Pupil Writes Open Letter To Buhari’s Minister, Laments Bleak Future For Schoolchildren – Tori

137 Lives Lost To Accident In Abuja – Tori

15-year-old boy arrested for allegedly shooting his 11-year-old sisterto death – Linda Ikeji

19-year-old Kidnapper, Cattle Rustler Arrested In Katsina – Tori

1994 Super Eagles squad pay appreciation visit to Fashola and Sunday Dare over house rewards (photos) – Linda Ikeji

2023: APC will destroy you, Wike warns
Jonathan – Kemi Filani

2023: Nigeria may end up with two useless presidential candidates Sanusi – Kemi Filani

22-year-old Female Taxi Driver Opens Up On Why She Took To Driving – Tori

22-year-old female taxi driver opens up on why she took to driving – Lailas Blog

Actress Funke Akindele reacts as Yemi Alade showers love on her mother – Kemi Filani

Actress Regina Askia acquires home in the US (See photos) – Lailas Blog

Actress, Ini Edo Reveals Why She Fainted On the Road Side – Gistlover

Actress/Nurse, Regina Askia, acquires home in the US (photos) – Linda Ikeji

Akon says R. Kelly needs to rethink life after guilty verdict in sex crime trial – Linda Ikeji

Aladdin’ Broadway show cancels performance due to Covid-19 one night after official return – CNN

AMAA 2021 to hold Nov 28 – The Cable

American Lady Autumn Spikes, Alleged Lover Of Nigerian Billionaire Says She Won Court Case Against Him Because He Lied.. – Stella Dimoko Korkus

Andy Ruiz claims Anthony Joshua was ‘scared’ during fight against Oleksandr Usyk – Linda Ikeji

Annie Idibia Celebrates Nigeria @ 61 With Stunning Photos – Gistlover

Anthony Joshua Was ‘Scared’ During Fight Against Oleksandr Usyk – Andy Ruiz – Tori

Anybody Or Group Involved In Killings In Igboland In The Name Of Biafra Will Never Know Peace” – Joe Igbokwe – Tori

Anybody or group that has been involved in killings in Igboland in the name of Biafra will never know peace – Joe Igbokwe – Linda Ikeji

At 61, You BellaNaijarians Are Our Nigerian Story – Bellanaija

Attorney for Jamie Spears calls his suspension a ‘loss’ for Britney Spears – CNN

Bad And Selfish Leaders Contribured To Nigeria’s Problem” CAN – Tori

Bad Leaders Threw Nigerians Into Unnecessary Pain ‘ CAN – Information Nigeria

Ban On Open Grazing Now Effective In Delta State.. – Stella Dimoko Korkus

Bandits kill 10 people, abduct 10 women in Niger – Lailas Blog

Bandits Want Justice, Equity and a Sense of Belonging – Sheikh Gumi – Tori

Bandits want justice, equity and a sense of belonging – Sheikh Gumi – Linda Ikeji

BBNaija S6: Housemates attend Pre-Independence dinner to celebrate Nigeria at 61 – Punch

BBNaija Season 6 – Shine Ya Eyes And Predict The Winner.. – Stella Dimoko Korkus

BBNaija Shine Ya Eye: Three housemates that could emerge winner – Kemi Filani

BBNaija star, Boma and Tega’s husband, Ajeboh, all smiles as they hang out (video) – Linda Ikeji

BBNaija’s Tochi Shares Message A Troll Sent To Him – Information Nigeria

BBNaija: I Think Angel is Possessed – Says Cross (Video) – Tori

BBNaija: Why I’m The ‘Wrong Person’ For Angel – Cross Speaks – Tori

BBNaijas Saskay Emotional After ‘Abroad’ Fans Surprised Her With iPhone 12 Pro (Video) – Tori

BBNaijas Tacha Reveals Why She Stopped Twerking on Social Media – Tori

Be the reason they speak good about us wherever you are – Genevieve Nnaji tells Nigerians on Independence day celebration – Linda Ikeji

Bidens Legacy and Deportation of Haitians – Thisday

Big Brother Star Neo Akpofure Says His Whole Life Is A Show – Stella Dimoko Korkus.

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