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The Punch News Archive for January 2012Rss

Monday, January 30, 2012

Court sacks Obong of Calabar, Ekiti monarch

Enugu youths hold forum on subsidy

164 ex-militants move to Belarus for varsity education

‘Baraje was served court summons’

Gunmen kill two in police station attack

Onokpite: Panic in Delta as court orders autopsy

Fulani nomads, soldiers kill four in N’Delta

Malaysia warns women against Nigerian boyfriends

Conference seeks tighter border control over drugs, arms

ACN youths flay leaders’ arrest

Tiger pleased with progress

At home with Ogunlana, TASUED’s 22-year-old lecturer

Tax evasion trial hears of ‘special’ Redknapp

First Bank club short-changed me – Adeola Wylie

Indonesia indicts five for treason

UK, France seek UN resolution on Syria

Deloitte telecoms predictions for 2012

Index dips by 0.8% as 22 stocks lose

Terrorism: Minister seeks FG, northern monarchs’ cooperation

Police kill six bandits in Warri

Court sentences al-Mustapha, Shofolahan to death by hanging

Sunday, January 29, 2012

AU inaugurates $200m new headquarters amidst fanfare

Gunmen attack Yemeni election office

A legal enquiry into the feasibility of African integration

Egyptians vote in upper house election

Libya seeks regional meeting over weapons

Three die in Bangladesh

Policemen take over Libyan prisons

Syrian troops battle to retake town

Fire kills 27 in Peru

Kenya arrests cleric over weapons

Somali President decries journalist’s killing

Syria: Arab League seeks Beijing, Moscow support

Senegalese opposition tackles Wade’s re-election bid

Police, protesters clash in US

Myanmar’s opposition leader calls for constitutional reforms

Afghanistan plans talks with Taliban

Papua New Guinea mutiny leader arraigned

UN nuclear inspectors visit Iran

Finance Ministry may approve loan restructuring for brokers

Currency in circulation rose by N16.8bn in October

Trailer crushes student to death few days to matriculation

Aeta Publishers releases fifth edition of tax law

Mob set BRT ablaze for killing pedestrian

‘Forex reserves stable around $34bn for nine months’

My life is being threatened —Man whose daughter was murdered

Analysing effects of fuel price hike on purchasing power

Greeks reject German plan for budget veto

Facebook plans IPO filing this week

Boko Haram: UN, AU support Jonathan

Saturday, January 28, 2012

Achieving success as a young entrepreneur

‘Niger Delta getting worse despite UNEP report’

Gele: Still sizzling, still hot !

Election rerun: Police arrest political thugs

Tie it yourself

Corruption petition: EFCC goes after Sylva, Imoke, Idris, Wamakko, Nyako

Your food: Shield against cancer

Your food: Shield against cancer…Nuggets

Collapsed building kills two persons in Abuja

Corps member donates N1m toilet facilities

UN identifies potential sources of domestic conflict in Africa

JTF kills 11 suspected Boko Haram members

One feared dead as building collapses in Abuja

Friday, January 27, 2012

Fifteen traders shot dead, burnt in Zamfara

Kidnapped American regains freedom

Insecurity: Sambo, northern governors meet

JTF in gun battle with bandits in Warri

Violence erupts in Ido-Osi ahead of LG poll

Insecurity: SSS appeals to public for intelligence

Sultan backs Jonathan on dialogue

Reps seek enhanced funding of EFCC

Jonathan arrives Addis Ababa for AU summit

Contempt: Court orders arrest of Baraje, other PDP officers

EU rules lead to unexpected oil outage reports

New hope for tackling sleeping sickness with genetic screens

Fighting cabals of corruption

Ex-Ondo council bosses long wait for justice

Protein identified that contributes to symptoms of parkinson’s disease

PGA Tour takes big step toward qualifying change

Nokia 2011 results deep in red

Federer composed after Australian Open exit

Irregular periods

St. Barnadette opens sports facility

Police arrest 25 suspected Boko Haram members in Enugu

Sacked Cross River gov, Imoke, appeals for calm

Supreme Court sacks Sylva, Idris, Imoke, Wamakko, Nyako

Thursday, January 26, 2012

Global inflation falls – and the global economy?

Bombings: Police arrest 160 Chadian mercenaries in Kano

Onuoha teams up with Taiwo at QPR

N30m scam: ICPC files charges against NASU chairman

Boko Haram has increased trauma cases – Expert

Ekiti plans to boost water supply

Police negligence exposed

Discuss with us, Jonathan

Soldiers in Lagos

Oshiomhole’s palliatives

My son’s killers should’ve been hanged – Damilola’s dad

German worker kidnapped in Kano

Jonathan seeks dialogue with Boko Haram

Five injured in fresh Kano explosion

Court grants Enugu labour leader bail

Security agents arrest 200 foreign mercenaries in Kano

Wednesday, January 25, 2012

NPA rates Nipco high on HSE compliance

Egyptians mark first anniversary of uprising

Japan records first trade deficit in 30 years

Apple beats Google smartphones in US

Obodo protests innocence

Obama calls for unemployment insurance reform

FG to improve FCT with N26bn

US restates commitment to assist EFCC

New World makes Danica move

Group accuses MASSOB leader of destroying Biafra cause

Murray sets up Djokovic rematch

Boko Haram received weapons, training from Al Qaeda – Niger

Speculations rife over Ringim’s exit, successor

Tuesday, January 24, 2012

US demands probe of killings in North

For many species, moving day has added stress

Credit card fraud: Nigerian jailed for 17 years in US

Tunisia’s new players want to write own history

The insincerity of our leaders

Board, operators differ over hotel closure

Badejo-Okusanya elected secretary of APRA

Nollywood mourns again

Thiago Motta hints about PSG move

Education quality, threat to development – Fashola

Boko Haram threatens NLC over N97 pump price

BBA prize money shoots up to $300,000

N1.7tn paid as subsidy in 2011 – CBN

FG withdraws soldiers from Lagos streets

ASUU NEC to decide on suspension of strike

Actor, Mr. Ibu, loses son

935 persons killed by Boko Haram in 30 months -Report

UN condoles with Nigeria on death of peacekeeper

15 feared dead in fresh clashes in Kano

Monday, January 23, 2012

Jonathan, protesters, and army deployment

Government of slaves

Keshi and Supersport

Forum defends rector’s second term bid

AU election: Ex-ECOWAS president endorses Nigeria’s candidate

Egypt’s Islamist-led parliament holds first session

Fear of Boko Haram

‘Beggars obstructed motorists for not giving alms’

Don faults removal of History from school curricula

‘Wozniacki is not true number one’

Don canvasses replacement of Don canvasses replacement of

Sunday, January 22, 2012

Ringim to retain job till retirement in March

11 killed in Bauchi church, police station bombings

Main One expands broadband infrastructure with new investments

Flour Mills forecasts N2.5bn profit

1,000 Nigerians jailed in China

Lagos intensifies drainage maintenance ahead of rains

CSR: Fidelity Bank empowers communities, orphanages

Soldiers: ACN accuses PDP of hidden agenda

Diamond Bank inaugurates Naija Diamonds season two

Electricity: FG targets 6,600 MW in 2012

Kwara CAN, Muslim group task FG over insecurity

FG-ASUU tensions need easing

Saturday, January 21, 2012

Even kids take to praise

Look at the brand, not colour — Bunmi Koko

You must cry to laugh

Alaafin rejects inauguration of Baale

Run the bi-fuel technology in your vehicle

Police use tear gas on fans

Now, two men want to marry me!

What! My doctor is eyeing me!

Help! I’ve got a crush on someone!


Break the norm, be chic in ankara

There are some wrongs in music bands in Nigeria — Osita Ikegwuon

Friday, January 20, 2012

…Newt in striking distance – Poll

The unending gaffes of Goodluck

Florida: No magic kingdom for Obama

Romney shifts to ‘peace through strength’

Lawmaker, council boss say no crisis in Akure LP

Ondo presents additional N58m to farmers for FADAMA III

I’ve never distrusted my hubby in 22 years of marriage – Aity Inyang, gospel music artiste

War is the weapon of the cowardly

Simply matching

Best ways to wear jeans

SNG calls off victory rally

Independence Day bombing: Court insists on trial of Okah, others

Don’t suppress opposition –Ozekhome, Shittu urge FG

Be prepared to step on toes –Lam Adesina to Gov Ajimobi

Two policemen feared dead in Delta

Breaking News: Many feared dead as Boko Haram bombs Kano

Thursday, January 19, 2012

Court adjourns hearing in Daniel’s application against EFCC

Group alleges killing of 510 Igbo in 2011

Myanmar holds talks with rebels

Police tear-gas Braithwaite, Nwabueze, others in protest against soldiers

African absentees leave French clubs plugging gaps

A’Court decides Ondo, LG bosses case in March

Pupil dies during PE lesson

Catholic monks investigated for child abuse

Verizon ditches $2 fee after customer uproar

DPR seals off filling stations in Akure

Palliative: Uduaghan warns transport firms

Soldiers deployment unwarranted, unacceptable – Protesters

Greensprings organises sports forum, launches academy

Reports claim Boko Haram bomber, Kabir Sokoto, rearrested

Protests, strike may erupt in Ghana over removal of fuel subsidy

Thousands displaced by Boko Haram fear to return home _Report

Subsidy palliatives: Oshiomhole reduces fees in AAU, scraps levies

Nigeria has 95.3m active lines – NCC

Kebbi House of Assembly loses member

I don’t know if my ministry is on PPPRA board – Finance minister

Report lists Nigeria, Benin, Somalia as Africa’s piracy hotspots

Police fire teargas at protesters in Lagos

Wednesday, January 18, 2012

Traditional ruler seeks security vote

Nigerians face drug charges in Cambodia

Federer, Nadal through to next round

Protests: Police arraign 43 for breach of peace, robbery

5bn package for Cote d’Ivoire

Direct Line, Churchill fined for file tampering

Fuel subsidy: Senators, Reps’ divergent approach

Protests: Residents fault police on burnt

Naira firms at inter-bank market

Uche rendered jobless

Only QPR in for Samba

Halliburton: US fines Japanese firm $54.6m

Court grants bail to six suspected Boko Haram members

Boko Haram attacks army outpost, kills two

Senate approves 70 as retirement age for lecturers

More filling stations dispense fuel, others hoard PMS

I’m alive and well – RMD

Tuesday, January 17, 2012

Fulham go for Odemwingie

Fayemi monitors compliance with new fuel price

For Chukwurah, $200m funds no more a drama matter

Onions price skyrockets in Zamfara

16 candidates threaten to boycott Bayelsa gov poll

Truck kills 26 in Haiti

FG to inaugurate special PIB task force

2013 Ford Escape: Big boost in fuel economy

Jonathan and PDP popularity

VW, BMW recall 500,000 vehicles

Spanish judge goes on trial

UN nuclear monitors to visit Iran

Subsidy: Experts predict total deregulation in three months

Government must involve stakeholders in policy development –NIM

Subsidy: FG unveils 100 mass transit buses for FCT

Kia sold 2.4 million vehicles in 2011 – COO

Jonathan’s comment, a denigration of S’West – ACN

Fuel subsidy removal: Wading through protests in Oyo

FCMB forecasts 10% drop in quarterly profit

Christmas bombing: Outrage over prime suspect’s escape

JTF arrests six suspected Boko Haram members

One injured, gridlock forms as truck skids of expressway

INEC shifts elections in Adamawa, Kaduna states

ACN tackles Jonathan for denigrating Lagosians, demands apology

We will force filling stations to sell at N97 – DPR

RMD survives car crash

Gunmen kill police corporal in Mubi

Monday, January 16, 2012

Bank foreclosing on OJ Simpson’s house

Octogenarian threatens to sue bank over missing deposit

Eden Springs founder plans water group sale

On the fuel subsidy removal protests

Protest debris compounds environmental problems in Oyo, Kwara

Evening of words and sounds at Bookseller’s shed

CD, PDP disagree over strike suspension

Jonathan has not informed us of salary cut – RMAFC

Withdraw the soldiers now

Jonathan’s bloated list of aides

Ezekwesili to quit World Bank in May

Fears over staff safety as Chevron rig catches fire

Fashola asks Jonathan to withdraw soldiers from Lagos streets

Breaking News: Labour suspends strikes, mass protests

BBC confirms invasion of Lagos office by secret service

Nigeria’s Chance for Reform – Opinion

Thousands of youths gather at Afrika Shrine in Lagos

Protests in Lagos, Kaduna, Kano

I’ve not been arrested – Tunde Bakare

Hackers deface Nigerian Army Education Corp’s website

FG deploys soldiers in Lagos

Sunday, January 15, 2012

Petrol now N97 per litre

No plan to arrest protest leaders – FG

Strike, protests not for regime change – Labour

Confusion as Jonathan cancels fuel crisis speech

Auckland has least affordable housing market in N’Zealand

London residential prices up by 36%

Ogunbiyi underlines need for genuine motor insurance certificates

NSE admits UBA’s N35bn Notes 2018 into DOL

Honda may spend $650m to restore Thai plant

Nigerians in US urge Jonathan to return fuel subsidy

Is SURE reliable?

‘Vettel’s best years ahead of him’

ACN warns Oyo protesters against vandalising infrastructure

Institute condemns killing of protesters

Biological age vs chronological age

Colour me ankara

FG, labour meeting deadlocked again

I won’t give up struggle for better Nigeria — Buhari

Saturday, January 14, 2012

50, funky, full of life!

You can have a bar at home

All bags bright and beautiful

It’s N65 per litre or nothing — Civil groups

600 injured demonstrators treated — ICRC

Edo: ‘30 buses depart with displaced persons daily’

Soldiers arrest Kaduna businessman for alleged gunrunnig

Bayelsa gov poll: PDP seeks Clark’s intervention

‘Nigeria can’t develop with high recurrent expenditure’

Subsidy removal: ACN chiefs diagree over Oshiomhole

ING taps Goldman on sale of Asia operations

Novartis cuts 2,000 US jobs after drug setback

Man Utd sponsor Aon moves headquarters to London

Bus drivers shun Amaechi’s plea on transport fares

Fuel subsidy removal is FG policy — Alison-Madueke

Onyeka Onwenu honours mum

Fire outbreak occurs at N’Assembly

Nkechi Obi resurfaces

Kidnappers abduct consultant

Ekiti: Security beefed up over rumours of attack on Hausa community

Friday, January 13, 2012

Australian Open: Djokovic, Federer, Nadal fight for $2.3m

Street carnivals turn into theatre of violence

NMA opens free medical camp for protesters in Ekiti

Demba Ba warning for star-studded Senegal

Improved heart attack care for Asian-Americans

Tension in Delta over upsurge in crime rate

A nation torn between two enemies

Suspected NURTW members disrupt Ondo protest …beat up Ondo NUJ scribe, snatch N150,000 camera

New fibrosis classification improves accuracy of diagnosis in hepatitis C

EFCC raises the alarm over ‘attack’ on its website

Port Harcourt refineries to resume fully in November -NNPC

Subsidy: Govt will alleviate plight of Nigerians – Fashola

Quintuplets discharged from Lagos hospital

Shutdown threat: FG invites PENGASSAN to meeting

Revert to N65, end strike, protests – Falana

NASS will cut 2012 budget – Lawmaker

Commercial bus knocks down protester in Lagos

Obama moves to reduce size of US govt

Labour, civil society suspend strike, protests for two days

Women throng Kano protest

Schoolchildren condemn disruptions to studies

Tabloid owner to attend Leveson inquiry

ICRC suspends food aid to Somalia

Taliban ready for Afghan peace talks

Four die as Islamists, rebels clash in Yemen

Dolphins will be ready for Champions League – Eguma

Subsidy removal: Schools devise survival strategies

Protests continue in Lagos, Abuja, Asaba

Flights restricted to night-time in Lagos