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The Punch News Archive for February 2012Rss

Tuesday, February 28, 2012

Imoke takes oath of office, seeks cooperation

Funmi Iyanda to climb Mount Kilimanjaro

Breaking News: Gringory dies at 69

SURE: Never meant to be sure? (2)

Let’s adopt Naijana as our official language

Boko Haram set fire to another Maiduguri school

Google offers to pay $1m to hackers of web browser

Yakubu Aiyegbeni relives goal miss

Malaysia stops Erykah Badu concert over tattoo

Monday, February 27, 2012

Lagos to spend N58.7bn on 156 new projects

LASG set to recruit more teachers

Two die as church, STF disagree over bomber’s identity

CBN to pay N1bn NCAA, NAMA’s debt

Show your face, Atiku tells Boko Haram

Edo commissioner alleges threat to life

Police smash Anambra kidnapping ring

Monitors, LP disagree on C’River gov poll

Still on CBN’s bizarre donations

Expose subsidy cartel

Power sector privatisation: FG, labour negotiations deadlocked

Extreme data users create dilemma for mobile industry

Bryant, West hold on to win All-Star game

‘My boyfriend deceived me to take abortion pill’

M-money: MasterCard develops initiative for 2.5 billion consumers

NMA blames FG over Lassa fever outbreak

Fashola, Tinubu blame FG for LGs’ low performance

Nigeria to earn N3.49bn daily from Usan field

Rwandan Wasps will be tough — Eagles

Experts address technology’s role in mitigating financial threats

Stakeholders advocate ever-present Internet for ICT development

Dru trafficking: Nigerian sentenced to death in Malaysia

BRT bus catches fire in Lagos

Breaking News: Ibori pleads guilty to money laundering charges

Sunday, February 26, 2012

No injury scare for Taiwo –Hughes

Heineken Champions Planet excites Ikpeba

PDP secretary: Pedro joins race

Calling SARS, Dugbe

FG writes states to comply with ECA

Attention, Rochas Okorocha

Awujale enrols for Law at 78

ITruck crushes okada riders, others in Ondo

Youth employment’ll curtail insecurity – Gbajabiamila

North revenue demand immoral – Group

Imoke wins Cross River gov election

Suicide bombers attack church in Jos

Saturday, February 25, 2012

Tennis: Radwanska wins Dubai title

Pandemonium as lady pours faeces on cashier inside banking hall

World Bank boosts 1,000 graduates with ICT capacity

FG plans capacity in food production

Lagos State Land Use Charge

So maxi, so stylish, so Ankara

Nelson Mandela hospitalised

NIPC wants NASS to ratify trade agreement

Amosun, fix these roads

Looking ahead to 2015

Friday, February 24, 2012

Amazing return

Origin of estimated bills – Reader

PHCN customers demand value for money

Restore the ideals of the National Sports Festival

…As robbers lay siege to Warri

SNC could destabilise Nigeria – FG

EFCC secures 500 convictions in 12yrs

IPMAN blames collapsed refineries for rising fuel prices

Human trafficking: A rampaging evil

Stevie Wonder, Snoop, Kelly, Beckham, others honour Ali

C’River empowers citizens with smartcard technology

REC alleges monetisation of political space

Ngerem raises London 2012 alarm

Snippets as Whitney Houston goes home

Police arraign two for theft of DDC machines

What’s wrong with microwaved foods?

Graft: EFCC files six-count charge against Sylva

New song for Edo ACN

Breaking News: Supreme Court sacks Kebbi gov, orders fresh election

Thursday, February 23, 2012

FG inaugurates task force on Lassa fever

Ijegun Baptist school principal urges total education for pupils

‘Government should provide sporting facilities’

Fowler pessimistic over Indian league

Re: Nigerians and crisis of citizenship

Yobo ready for a new partner

Non-oil exports: Role of incentives and challenges

‘Investment in teachers will improve standard’

Four die, seven injured in Ogun road crashes

Oyo to hand over errant contractors to EFCC

Clear Gudugba canal

Bobby Brown hits Nigeria in March

Herdsmen kill ex-corps member in Bauchi

Traffic gridlock in Lagos as large crowd honours Ojukwu

Benue admits owing 150 teachers four years’ salary arrears

An appeal to Ajimobi

A vote for SNC

Suleja bomb victims

Rochas, rescue Ohaji

Unreasonable tariff increase

IBB on Boko Haram

Two policemen killed as Boko Haram strikes in Kano again

Man jailed two months for stealing chewing gum

Wednesday, February 22, 2012

Nigerian baby wins survival battle in India

Two shot as robbers raid Ogun banks

Ojukwu: Ohanaeze Ndigbo commends FG on military burial

In Miami, the Heat await Linsanity

Shell makes $1.6bn Cove move

Coping with hazards of climate change

British PM issues football racism warning

Stakeholders see growth potential in oil, gas sector

2012 Lawyers League set to start

Enang for HotSports squash final

PSC promotes Akpoyibo, Lamorde, others, dismisses Biu

FG renews NNPC/ MPN joint venture oil leases

Explosions, gunfire rock Kano

Fire at Lagos environment ministry

Tuesday, February 21, 2012

Senate rejection of SNC

Ekpo joins Norwegian top club

Gold rises after Greek deal gives euro boost

Foreign missions amplifying insecurity — Uduaghan

Subsidy probe’ll produce results — Rep

Strauss-Kahn held over prostitution ring

Stosur confident in Dubai

Tribunal dismisses Akunyili’s petition against Ngige

Global fishmeal producer appoints Nigerian representative

‘Inter still formidable’

NAFDAC seizes fake drugs, seals three medicine stores

Eagles focused on 2013 Nations Cup – Etuhu

Three Nigerians selected for global Ford Ranger Challenge

Police find another bomb in Kaduna

Tribunal strikes out Akunyili/Ngige case for lack of jurisdiction

UNESCO warns on extinction of languages

Monday, February 20, 2012

Napoli relishing Chelsea challenge

A bridge that will sway when the earth shakes

‘Why corruption persists in police’

Lone assailant kills man in Ibadan

Reps summon ex-presidential aide over N20bn NAPEP funds

Fuel subsidy palliatives not possible again – Jonathan

30 killed in soldiers, Boko Haram gun fight

Court stops Cross River gov poll

Wamakko denies rigging Sokoto election

Stop 2015 campaigns, Jonathan tells PDP members, ministers

Itemuagbor hails Keshi

Sanusi in the eye of the storm

Africa4IT to address enterprise, app development challenges

Gaddafi’s former residence becomes market

Chisora could be banned for life

Oil hits eight-month high

Street gangs clash in Lagos again

Sunday, February 19, 2012

PDP reconciles with Ladoja

PDP moves to curb powers of governors

Kwara’ll obey S’Court’s order on ex-CJ – Assembly

LP begins recall of Ondo Rep

Oil thieves, pipeline vandals arrested

Fufu seller dies over N50 debt in Ibadan

Police grapple with rising cult activities in Delta

Fashola orders waste bins in fuel stations

Pastor shot at Kaduna Govt House dies

Boko Haram: Security beefed up in Rivers Govt House

N’Delta activist tasks judiciary on checkpoint killing

Akpabio tasks FG on malaria drugs

Jonathan counsels women on agric

Wanted pipeline bombing suspects agree to surrender

Reject donations from corrupt politicians –Cleric

N’Assembly must tackle slave mentality – Ex-Chief Whip

Federer clinches ABN Amro title

No regrets using Hand of God – Maradona

Scotland seal seven-wicket win

NCC clamps down on illegal handset sellers

US Congress extends payroll tax cut

Mikel snubs Villas-Boas

Siasia visits Eagles at training

Lagos LCDAs: Constitutional federalism on trial

Russian firm plans public offering

Don’t be used by selfish politicians — Ahmed

Men killed by policemen had no gun, eyewitness insists

Houston’s Hill injures knee

Blazers beat Hawks, end home losing streak

Sambo and his new ‘national’ assignment

Four injured, five cars wrecked in Suleja blast

Saturday, February 18, 2012

The importance of cultivating a scientific attitude (3)

Postnatal depression: Facts of the matter

Transiting with ease from day-to- night look

Tenement rate fraud

Nurses urge patients to use govt hospitals

Tackling extreme poverty in the North

I quit Eagles because of family problems — Okunowo

Mobile banking: Unity Bank to create 100,000 jobs

UBA annual awards ceremony for star performers

EFCC uncovers N14bn scam in police pension office

Friday, February 17, 2012

Prepaid Meter: Rescue us from bad PHCN officers, Nigerians

Extra payment for prepaid meter installation illegal – PHCN

Brain rehearsal time ensures lasting memory performance

Freeze-Dried heart valve scaffolds hold promise for heart valve replacement

Trojan horse bacteria use nanobodies to conquer sleeping sickness

… Official: 358 killed in Honduras prison fire

Hundreds killed in fire at prison in Honduras

Black customer who received ‘N-word’ receipts settles with restaurant

Romney shines unwanted light on fund tax breaks

Obama rides west after poll boost

Encounter with touts at VIO office

Carlton Cole buys girlfriend cleaning products as Val gifts

Suspected cultists nabbed for firearms possession

Alleged drug peddler arrested for armed robbery

FG issues distress numbers for corps members

Thursday, February 16, 2012

Kogi: S’Court dismisses PDP’s application for consequential order

Amaechi advises judges

Ajimobi to insure journalists

Ekwunife, Obi win Anambra rerun

Nigerian jailed for murder in UK

Greece, battling for bail-out, finds extra budget

FirstBank partners three telcos on Mobile

FG to auction N150bn t-bills, N70bn bonds

N200bn agric fund: CBN disburses N151.01bn

Nigeria Eurobond unlikely this year – Okonjo-Iweala

Education providers urged to uphold the truth

Factory where machine killed operator to remain closed – Agency

Fisker pins hopes on Karma seeks more cash

Renault sees sales rise

SON moves to reposition MSMEs as engines of growth

Ondo: Rage over Boroffice’s defection

Boko Haram: 1,000 displaced Igbo take refuge in Calabar

Policemen kill two drivers at illegal checkpoint

SNC suitable for countries coming out of war –Reps

EFCC re-arraigns Fani-Kayode for money laundering

Breaking News: Umar Abdulmutallab bags life jail for bomb plot

Societe Generale profits hit by Greek writedowns

FG to auction N70bn sovereign bonds

Security agents re-arrest 25 Kogi prison inmates

Ekwunife, Obi win Anambra reruns

Lagos plastics factory remains shut

Air force general dies in Kaduna

Wednesday, February 15, 2012

NYSC boss seeks support for reorganisation

Corps member donates toilets to Ekiti

Lagos storm: Business booms for artisans as victims begin repair work

Banker jailed for 10 years over N9.2m fraud

Four killed, one injured as hoodlums wreak havoc in Lagos

Govt to extend BRT to Ikorodu

Saraki tasks politicians on service

Senate disowns committee over alleged N1tn budget fraud

Greek conservative takes bail-out pledge to the wire

Gateway initiate debt-free campaign

Salt water won’t stop python invasion in Florida — Experts

TASUED: Between facts and fiction

‘Insurance cuts will hit farmers’

Police dismiss two over Delta killings

Bill on House resolutions splits Reps

No out-of-court settlement with Lead City – NUC

Nigeria drops 11 steps on FIFA ranking

Senate confirms Lamorde as EFCC chairman

Police investigate Whitney Houston’s doctors

Tuesday, February 14, 2012

Madagascar hit by Cyclone Giovanna

Kidnappers flee as victim’s cry alerts JTF

Miss Black is Beautiful in motion

British divorcee loses £40,000 to Nigerian fraudster

Cancerous lifestyles: Between dogmatism and fatalism (2)

NASME to engage legislators on SME development

US Consulate honours firm for corporate excellence

Renard not ready for Ghana job

Graduates must be self-reliant — VC

US reiterates support for graft war

Sea lion attacks Shakira in South Africa

Well done, Amosun

Aregbesola and neco

Kogi assembly impeaches chief whip, deputy

Boko Haram sponsors

Abandoned NDDC projects

Yes to national conference

Attention, Lagos CP

Fix Edidi-Agunjin Road

Illegal arms importation

Okorocha offers N100,000 scholarship to Imo students

Decayed MMA2

Our reaction

Policeman dies in Kaduna bomb blast

FG to borrow $7.9bn from World Bank, ADB, others

Monday, February 13, 2012

Osaze repeats club legend’s feat

NBB of C backs Egbunine for WBC title

Boko Haram and subdued fury in Igboland

The movement of people from place to place

Compose, record songs with specialised laptops

Tevez set for City return

Violent wind wreaks havoc, kills five in Lagos •Many injured, houses, cars destroyed •It’s a normal transition from dry to rainy season – NIMET

19 killed in Kashmir bus accident

Foreign trip delays Lamorde’s screening

Champions Planet plans big for consumers

Malian group beats Femi Kuti at Grammys

Early morning rain causes havoc in Lagos

Soldiers fire on car in Kaduna

Sunday, February 12, 2012

Outrage as father flogs five-year-old daughter to death

Residents express concern over delay in prosecution of killer DPO

Police faulted on nightclub owner’s murder

Mob attack police station over killing of NPA worker

One injured as trailer pushes cars into canal

Council disbands task force on environmental sanitation

CPC sues Plateau over LG poll

ACN candidate preaches against violence in rerun

Robbers, rapists arrested in Kano

Police probe Whitney Houston’s death

Zambia shock Cote d’Ivoire, win Nations Cup

Biu to be charged with dereliction of duty

PDP boycotts Plateau rerun

Rights commission, UNICEF partner on child protection

Bonga cleanup suffers setback as communities tackle Shell

Why Boko Haram attacked Army formation – GOC

CAN tasks FG on security summit

Uduaghan warns monarchs, youths over projects

Nwabueze, Maitama, Akande, others mourn Aluko, Mbu

Sanusi slammed over N100m donation to Kano victims

Boko Haram: Investigators want Sokoto to confront Biu

Oil production figure, revenue unknown –Rep

I can’t be deported, man tells Zimbabwean authorities

LASG clarifies issues on land regularisation

Why Dolphins, Sunshine were not relegated – NFF

You are only as good as your last product — Burns

Nigerian arrested for online lottery fraud

Zahoui doubted his ability

EU, ECOWAS partner Nigeria on regional re-insurance firm

NURTW crisis: Lawmaker urges dialogue

Ogun, Lagos partner to kick out polio

Power sector: Towards a transparent privatisation

Whitney Houston dies at 48

Saturday, February 11, 2012

Red: Name of the game

I don’t like baggy clothes –Ogonna Omeruo

Divorce: When parting comes before death

A woman should learn to trust her husband and just let him be —Shade Famuyibo

SSS hands over Kabiru Sokoto, accomplices to military

China probes “bouncing” boiled eggs

Venezuela opposition holds presidential primary Sunday

Piracy, Al-Qaeda on agenda for West Africa meet

Capello rules out Serie A return

Third place: Mali’s Diabate’s brace sinks Ghana

Odumegwu-Ojukwu: Exit of a hero

Friday, February 10, 2012

Conversations about race in America

Things that can affect your libido

Court fixes March 5 for hearing motion to stop Bayelsa poll

Index falls by 0.3% as 26 stocks lose

Ban on trials will help up-and-coming Eagles

Mom who forced son to walk alongside Car: ‘I was already late for work’

Stephanie should have sued me for bigamy – Chikelue Iloanusi

Bayelsa elections to go ahead – INEC

Political leadership race to 2015 begins in Delta

Much ado about gift of free choice

Security agents re-arrest suspected bomber, Kabiru Sokoto

Thursday, February 09, 2012

1999 Constitution: Court deletes Ojukwu from suit

For a deregulated forex market

EU to seek India’s help over Iranian nuclear programme

Moroccan FA puts trust in Gerets

European shares rise on Greek deal news

Boko Haram: ACF pledges support for FG

Police begin probe of alleged child theft

PM calls for more women in UK boardrooms

FIEF School rewards teachers for excellence

Why I wrote Ohiwerei’s biography — Scholar

Senate confirms legality of post-UTME test

Traders clash in Onitsha over drivers’ killing

Nigerians flee to Cameroon to escape Boko Haram attacks

Wednesday, February 08, 2012

Nigerian patient wins Indian deportation fight

Firm sues OAU

Kaduna attack: Military, Police, SSS tighten security

Only 17 students passed WAEC, NECO in Gombe – Don

Abubakar seeks army’s support to end terrorism

Calabar: Ani sues Obong, others for contempt

Mikel father’s kidnappers granted bail

Group, Adaba FM disagree on programmes

Jonathan, govs mourn Dantata, Aluko, Mbu

Ogun scraps education varsity, merges polys

Ribadu accepts Jonathan’s offer, ACN kicks

NDLEA opposes N25m damages for Baba Suwe

Tuesday, February 07, 2012

CBN, Customs disagree on inspection of imported fuel

CBN to increase number of women on bank boards

Senate probes PTI’s ship acquisition

Master mariners oppose concession of Nigerian coastline

Firm introduces customised email job alerts

Analysts predict boost in bank share prices

Greece drafts bail-out document

Law student, bank driver nabbed for robbery

US is committed to war against terror in Nigeria – Envoy

Lead poison kills 400 in Zamfara –HRW

Slain banker’s hubby once threatened to throw wife from four-storey building – Father

Ernst & Young holds strategic forum for CEOs, investors

‘One-third of aviation accidents linked to runway operations’

Obasanjo, George return to the trenches

Nigerian cashew industry loses N177bn annually

Ajayi Crowther varsity shut over students’ riot

El-Rufai condemns Kaduna bomb attacks

Eminent economist, Sam Aluko, is dead

Explosions rock One Division, Kaduna headquarters

Monday, February 06, 2012

Tension in Delta community over monarch’s deposition

Ondo targets delivery of 30,000 babies yearly

Ex-NBA boss seeks better protection for judges

NHRC petitions IG, NSA over Maiduguri killings

Ilaro kingmakers pick new monarch

‘Stakeholders should contribute to draft ICT policy’

China extends Iran oil import cuts, supply talks to resume

Giresse dismisses revenge notion

Chevron rig fire triggers health problems

Jonathan mourns Mbu

Sunday, February 05, 2012

Bahrain opposition stages week-long reform rally

Group D was the toughest – Onigbinde

The speech President Jonathan never read

Fayemi blames child labour for child rape

We’ll reduce corruption through technology –BPP

Vanke, Guangzhou sales drop

‘Rising cost of living puts off property buyers’

ECB considers bond holdings for Greece

FG to partner Thailand on cassava production

Iran vows to hit country where attack emanates

Saturday, February 04, 2012

I’ve slept with 1,000 men so far, I don’t care if people judge me!

DELSU lecturers yet to resume

Imo youths battle for Ihuoma Cup

Sourcing African solutions is critical to ending Africa’s ‘AIDS dependency crisis —UNAIDS

Nigerian varsities fail to make top 1,600

Big bank bonuses divide Britain

All things Cheerful

National Oilwell rides on rig tech to strong quarter

Hutchison to buy Orange Austria as it seeks expansion

Boko Haram: Umar faults calls on southerners to return home

Getting fund for start-up business

What sexual act says about your well-being

Friday, February 03, 2012

Matilda and her fat cat Frank

Mr sticky

Ban on transport union subsists – Ajimobi

Biu: Emirs, politicians pressure Jonathan, IG …want soft-landing for him

Job losses in sight as banks plan pay cut

Oyo senatorial poll: ACN petitions CJN, seeks new panel

Boko Haram: Tambuwal gives condition for negotiation …denies knowledge of sect’s letter seeking help

Man, 25, caught with cocaine in his shoes

Crisis brews in PDP over alleged plans to impose candidate

I don’t know why some people wish me dead – Ebenezer Obey

Enough of Igbo blood for Nigeria – Ngige, Nwankwo

Lagos re-opens Mile 12 Market

Policy inconsistency responsible for Nigeria’s slow growth- Ahmed

Thursday, February 02, 2012

Man defrauds church of N7m

Animal studies move from the lab to the lecture hall

Dangote Pasta targets 65% of market

Judge threatens to dismiss terrorism case against Ndume

Emirs deny meeting over Al-Mustapha

Aboutrika, Barakat retire after riot in Egypt

Court rejects application on Kogi gov

We will not stop arms sales to Syria – Russia

Golfers ready for Daily Trust tourney

A’Court stops Anambra Senate rerun

Musical chip off the painter’s block

Basworld: Growing talents in schools, on air

Assange extradition bid valid – Sweden

Naira firms on NNPC dollar sales to banks

NSE on course to boost capital market –Afrinvest

Court sacks EKSIEC members, stops Saturday’s LG poll

Ex-MEND commander inspects training facilities in Holland

CBN to auction N149bn treasury bills

FG declares Monday public holiday

Terrorism: Jonathan seeks support for security agencies

LASTMA van allegedly crushes bus conductor in Lagos

Wednesday, February 01, 2012

Learning to eat with dentures

Egypt: 73 killed in football violence

Senate dissatisfied with poor capital budget for REA

UK Islamists admit to bomb plotting

Chedli walks out on Tunisia

Bayelsa threatens legal action against Chevron over explosion

Morgan Stanley trumps Goldman in Indonesia brokerage deal

Obat puts total claimed subsidy for 2011 at N5.35bn

Ex-Super Falcons star dies

Customs investigate alleged assault on teacher

Mourners boo, chase away Emir

Church lists victims as martyrs

Oil industry sees no threat from electric car

Lagos govt shuts Mile 12 Market

Anambra reruns to hold Feb 15

EFCC challenges acquittal of Bankole, Nafada over N40bn loan scam

INEC may shift Bayelsa gov poll over candidate’s death

ASUU suspends strike

Tension in Lagos as NUPENG pickets Shell

Tuesday, January 31, 2012

Fuel scarcity looms again

Nigerians to pay higher electricity tariff from April 30

95% of Nigerians lack access to computers, Internet –NBS

Lagos begins replacement of old number plates Thursday

States, LGs to evolve subsidy reinvestment programmes