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Nigerian Newspapers: Headlines that will interest you today, Thursday

Good day, good citizens of Nigeria. Here are headlines from Nigerian Newspapers that may interest you today, Thursday, February 17, 2022.

1. FEC approves $2.8m for Ibadan-Lagos, Port Harcourt-Maiduguri rail [NewsWireNGR]

The Federal Executive Council (FEC) has approved $2.8 million for the procurement of rolling stocks operational maintenance equipment for Ibadan to Kano standard gauge and Port Harcourt to Maiduguri narrow gauge railway projects.

The Minister of Transportation, Rotimi Amaechi, made the disclosure when he addressed State House correspondents at the end of the Council meeting presided over by Vice-President Yemi Osinbajo, on Wednesday in Abuja. Read more.

2. Heineken to increase beer prices as inflation rises [NewsWireNGR]

Dutch brewer Heineken said Wednesday it bounced back to profit in 2021 but warned that its prices would rise this year to cope with soaring inflation and supply chain bottlenecks.

The world’s second-biggest beer maker after AB InBev posted a net profit of 3.3 billion euros ($3.8 billion) last year as Covid lockdowns were lifted in Europe. Read more.

3. Scarcity lingers, black marketers sell petrol at N1,000/litre in Kaduna [NewsWireNGR]

Residents of Kaduna groaned on Wednesday as black marketers sell Premium Motor Spirit, popularly known as petrol for N1,000 per litre in parts of the state.

This comes amid the fuel scarcity that hit the country recently and has yet to abate amidst assurance by the Nigerian National Petroleum Cooperation, NNPC.  Read more.

4. Gunmen: Abia government confirms attack on Cattle market; death of 8 [NewsWireNGR]

Abia government has confirmed the killing of eight persons by gunmen at new Cattle Market in Omuma-Uzo in Ukwa West Local Government Area of the state on Tuesday.

Commissioner for Information, Chief Eze Chikamnayo, who confirmed the incident in a statement made available to newsmen in Aba on Wednesday, condemned the attack. Read more.

5. IPOB: Nnamdi Kanu may go blind in DSS custody — Ozekhome [NewsWireNGR]

Chief Mike Ozekhome (SAN), the lead counsel of detained leader of the Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB), Nnamdi Kanu, on Wednesday told Federal High Court sitting in Abuja that his client may go blind.

Addressing the court, Ozekhome said the IPOB leader has not been given access to his glasses since he was detained by the Department of State Service (DSS). Read more.

6. Witchcraft: Man sentenced to death by hanging for killing his children [NewsWireNGR]

A 44-year old man in Cross River State has been sentenced to death by hanging for killing his 11-year-old female twins.

The Court sitting in Akamkpa LGA of the state found Mr Festus Anyanime guilty of murdering the children over claims that they were witches. [NewsWireNGR]

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