Good morning Nigeria and welcome to the concise roundup of top Nigerian newspapers headlines today, Thursday, August 16th.
Governor Aminu Tambuwal of Sokoto state on Wednesday said that he was under pressure to run for president in 2019.
Northern Nigeria is the "most backward" in the world as all indices point to it, maiden Chairman of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, Nuhu Ribadu, has said.
Diego Costa scored twice as Atletico Madrid defeated city rivals Real Madrid 4-2 in extra-time in the first ever Uefa Super Cup derby in Estonia.
An Abuja High Court on Wednesday restrained Senate President Bukola Saraki from declaring the seat of Godswill Akpabio vacant.
The Centre for Anti-Corruption and Open Leadership (CACOL) has condemned the Nigeria Police for their arrest of Premium Times reporter Samuel Ogundipe.
The dominance of the cash economy is a major factor encouraging the activities of the Boko Haram and other terrorist groups, a UN report has revealed.
Eight police officers have been dismissed over serious criminal offences, while six others were demoted in ranks, the Lagos Commissioner of Police says.
Senator Ben Murray-Bruce (PDP-Bayelsa East) has slammed the President Muhammadu Buhari administration for allegedly not addressing "extreme poverty" affecting Nigerians.
Abuja-based cleric Joshua Iginla had earlier in the year predicted that Senate President Bukola Saraki will defect from the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC).
A chieftain of the APC, SKC Ogbonnia, has confirmed the report of foreign opposition to President Muhammadu Buhari's second term ambition.
The federal government has stated that it is not behind the call for the resignation or impeachment of Senate President Bukola Saraki.
Primate Elijah Ayodele says Senate President Bukola Saraki will win the 2019 presidential election if he emerge Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) candidate.
Senate President Bukola Saraki has revealed that he is actively thinking about running for the position of President in the 2019 general election.
Presidential aspirant Kingsley Moghalu has urged Nigerians to vote out "clowns," "incompetent" and "visionless" leaders in 2019.
Defending champion Garbine Muguruza has crashed out of the 2018 Cincinnati Masters, with a stunning defeat by Ukraine’s Lesia Tsurenko in the second round.
Nigeria defender William Troost-Ekong is set to sign for Udinese after his Turkish Super Lig club side Bursaspor reached an agreement with the Serie A team.
Home-based Eagle's striker Gabriel Okechukwu has completed a four-year transfer deal to Wydad Casablanca of Morocco.
Nigerian actress and mother-of-one Damilola Adegbite has complained about the high rate women are left heartbroken by men.
Nigerian singer Omawumi has released the visuals for her latest single, "Malowa" featuring Slimcase and DJ Spinall.
Popular radio presenter IK Osakioduwa has said that honeymoon is more important than having a huge wedding reception.
Nigeria international and Arsenal forward Alex Iwobi sustained a hamstring injury in Arsenal’s 2-1 defeat by Manchester United in the Premier League on Sunday.
Former Finance Minister Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala has said she convinced immediate past, President Goodluck Jonathan, to concede defeat in 2015.
Nigeria will make $88bn and create three million jobs via the digital economy in the next ten years.
The Bank of Industry on Tuesday has said it is working with the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission to recover loans taken by some farmers from the bank.
Minister of Power, Works and Housing, Babatunde Fashola has reiterated that it is the work of the Discos to give consumers meters.
The Federal Government will give collateral-free loans to two million petty traders before the end of the year through the Trader Moni initiative.
A Malaysian court has ruled that the evidence against two women accused of murdering Kim Jong-nam is strong enough for the case to go to trial.
Provisional results for the runoff vote in Mali’s presidential elections have been postponed from Wednesday to Thursday for logistical reasons, a senior official said.
A Turkish court has rejected an appeal for US pastor Andrew Brunson to be released from house arrest during his trial on terrorism charges.
A trial which used a marijuana extract to treat 40 children with severe epilepsy found the drug has a manageable side effect profile.
Head of Orthopaedic and Traumatology at the University of Calabar Ngim Ngim has cautioned Nigerians against patronising quack bonesetters.
A Nutritionist, Francis Ojile, says nutrition plays a huge role in the prevention and management of diseases like cancer, diabetes, hypertension and malaria.
The WHO on Thursday said the Democratic Republic of the Congo has started vaccination against the latest Ebola outbreak in the northeaster North Kivu province.
A senior official of the WHO said the Ebola outbreak in Congo has been confirmed to be the Zaire strain of the virus and vaccinations of health workers may start on Wednesday.
The belief that sucking or fondling of a woman’s breasts could prevent lumps is not scientifically proven, according to some medical experts.
The President of the United States, Donald Trump, has just signed the Defense Authorization Act into law that prohibits any US official to use a device by ZTE or Huawei.
The Federal Government has disclosed its plans to provide free internet access to about 10 million Nigerians in key locations across the country.
Google is tracking your location even when you tell it not to, according to an investigation by the Associated Press.
La Liga announced a landmark deal with Facebook which will allow viewers in the Indian sub-continent to watch every game over the next three seasons for free on the social network.
US technology company, Nvidia on Monday released a new generation of chips aimed at helping expand its business among movie makers and other graphics professionals.
British law enforcement officials have accused Facebook of failing to prevent human traffickers from luring in victims through the social network.
Some Nigerian parents have raised alarm on the gradual relegation of the male child to the background and increased opportunities for girls at their expense. Are their fears real or imaginary?
Columnist Mohammed Ajah examines the role of Nigeria's traditional rulers in President Muhammadu Buhari's re-election bid.