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The Punch News Archive for August 2015Rss

Sunday, August 02, 2015

Buhari confirms plans to reduce ministries

President wrong on regulation of domiciliary accounts – PDP

NJC limits petitions against judges to six-month-old allegations

We want autonomy from governors – Speakers

Dog kills 55-year-old woman In Ondo

Hunter mistakes friend for prey, shoots him dead

Govt moves against okada riders, arrests 93

Family finds missing 26-year-old woman inside well

Truck kills two while crossing road

Hoodlums attack union chairman, others during prayer session

Woman’s corpse abandoned at rubbish dump in Ogun

Chronic debtors owe Skye, Diamond, Sterling, Fidelity banks N70.51bn

EFCC to arraign Ibru for alleged N1bn fraud

Jonathan, Dickson meet over gov poll

Answer audit queries within 24hrs, Buhari orders civil servants

Court prosecutes tanker drivers

Ekiti govt warns troublemakers

Three feared killed as OPC members clash in Kwara

Bees on the rampage in Jos airport

‘Shun struggle for leadership positions’

We’re shocked by Buhari’s support for Gbajabiamila —PDP Reps

No individual is Yoruba leader —Obasanjo

ICPC seeks court order against corrupt civil servants

EFCC invites judge who accused Aregbesola of fraud

Enyimba draw with Rangers, go top

Ujah’s brace sinks West Ham

Don’t invite benchwarmers, Lawal, Ekpo tell Oliseh

FIBA Africa U-16: Mali trounce Nigeria

AAG: Quadri hopes to win against Assar

Community threatens to invoke deity over killings

Firm, Edo council quarrel over motor park levies

Seadogs donates library to NAPTIP’s trafficking victims

Mob attack DCO in Aba over killing of trader

Flood ravages Soludo’s community

Not much fun on Buhari’s social medial platforms

That ATM card will not be a threat

How to stop overheating of smartphone

‘Senators’ vote of confidence meant to spite Buhari’

Mistakes many people make when buying computer (2)

Confab report not anti-North, Afenifere secretary says

Group slams lawmakers who followed Saraki’s wife to EFCC

Ondo to extend residency card usage

Naira to rise further as banks reject dollars

Pillars beat Lobi on Ganaru’s return

Selfies, six packs to derail Arsenal – Keane

Conventional building method can’t solve housing problem — Akintunde

Royal Exchange records N9.4bn premium

Information Technology as a lifeline for SMEs

BoI finances Niger SMEs with N497m

Memo to the Inspector General of Police

Stolen $150bn: Experts advocate e-government adoption

StarTimes connects 2.6 million subscribers to digital television

JAMB: Lessons after a policy reversal

Nottingham International: Greensprings win silver

Building collapse: Stakeholders search for solutions

Stop illegal re-bagging of cement, BCPG urges CEMAN

Moms need enough nourishment for successful breastfeeding

AIICO reopens Abuja office

Beasts of African nations

Awareness of CPS inadequate, says Ideva

There may be a complex market living in your gut

Why I joined Hearts —Oshaniwa

Hidden causes of late-night snacking

UN fears humanitarian disaster in CAR

Boko Haram kills seven in Borno community

Badagry students travel 10 km to access schools – Lawmaker

NAF, ground troops repel attack on Borno village

PDP, APGA trade words on burnt Abia INEC office

Girl stabbed at Israeli Gay Pride march dies

Burundian refugees in Rwanda seek resettlement in West

Syria forces battle rebels near al-Assad’s coastal heartland

Jos airport traffic controllers decry bees incessant attacks

EFCC to arraign Goodie Ibru for N1bn fraud

Ekiti overpaid workers to refund excess salaries

Kaduna begins demolition of structures on govt land

Falana confirms dissolution of courts-martial, commends FG, military

Lagos, engine room of Nigeria’s development – Ambode

Buhari confirms plan to reduce ministries

Turkish military denies targeting civilians in Iraq

Three die as OPC members clash in Kwara 

Wike warns against land encroachment

Woman, 55, dies after dog bite in Ondo

NIESV sues CCB, others for exclusion from assets valuation

North not 80% of Nigerian population, Afenifere tells ACF

Qatar bans Nigerians without valid polio certificate

Buhari wrong on regulation of domiciliary accounts – PDP

Saraki appoints two more aides

Arsenal win 2015 Community Shield

IG warns against illegal deployment of policemen

Suspected ritualists dump woman’s corpse at Ogun refuse site

Dickson appoints 10 new special advisers

Afenifere faults ‘nothern leaders’ for opposing confab report

FRSC to train trailer, tanker drivers

Mob attack police boss in Aba over traders’ death

Jigawa dissolves YCN leadership

LAGBUS to engage more female drivers – MD

UN peacekeeper killed in CAR clashes

Trial of Al Jazeera staff adjourned for tenth time

N’Delta JTF destroys 31 illegal refineries, arrests 18

Politicians arming Bayelsa youths ahead of poll – Group

Army reviews disciplinary cases

Benin sends 800 troops to fight Boko Haram

Body of killed Chinese security guard arrives in China

Violent tribal clashes erupt in S’Sudan’s Western Equatoria

Buhari orders resolution of audit queries within 30 days

20 feared dead in India landslide

Top Burundi general assassinated in rocket attack

Two soldiers killed in Turkey suicide blast

Baby’s death: Israelis protest hate crimes

Saturday, August 01, 2015

Ooni’s remains arrive in Ile-Ife

Army dissolves courts martial

Senate forgery: Judge orders IG to appear in court

Assets declaration: Buhari, Osinbajo yet to complete process

91-year-old gets IT job at Silicon Valley

Saraki seeks Emir’s help on Buhari

We won’t interfere in senate crisis — Northern elders

Wife of world’s richest man fetches water in Malawi

18 banks to publish 1600 debtors’ names this week

States owe banks N685bn — Osinbajo

APC lying about Daura –PDP

NYSC didn’t ban pregnant women, nursing mothers from service — DG

Nigeria, destination for human trafficking –US

Police rescue eight pregnant girls in Delta baby factory

Osun lawmaker wants Buhari to revive WAI

MFM splashes N91m on 180 first class graduates

DSS arrest 28 kidnap kingpins in Lagos, Ekiti, others

Post-UTME: Fake officials swindle candidates

Ministries rationalisation: Ilesanmi’s caveat

Metuh scuttled Jonathan’s reelection for losing post to Fani-Kayode — PDP workers

Nigerians rally support for U-23 team against Congo

Community Shield: Mourinho plays down Gunners clash

Vote of confidence in Saraki shows acceptability — Melaye

CBN defends naira with $4.9bn in three months

Varsity cut-off mark: Candidates, lecturers speak

Marriage not for everyone —Ifeoma Jones

Prep your style

Wearing natural hair is liberating — Dupe Talabi

Rio 2016: E’Guinean officials abandon Falcons

Dad didn’t increase my pocket money when he was governor — Adeniyi Adebayo’s son

When Folorunsho Coker clocked 50

I may consider cosmetic surgery — Sean Tizzle

Whither Solveigh Ojora?

‘Constipation in children could be appendicitis’

Between Teni and Aide Ojigbede

Buhari stopped me from stepping aside — Gbajabiamila

Why Obasanjo was after me — Mbadinuju

Hotelier’s son dies in hotel room

PDP workers carpet Metuh, accuse spokesman of anti-party activities

Boko Haram converts chemistry labs to IED factory

Myanmar declares emergency as flooding worsens

Five bodies with hands bound found in Mexico

MFM splashes N91m on members with First Class

DSS arrests 28 kidnap masterminds

DSS arrests 28  kidnap masterminds in six days

Four Lagos policemen arrested over car dealer’s death

20 injured in Onitsha-Owerri road crash

I thought I would die at 70 — 85-yr-old teacher

Proprietors threaten to sue JAMB, FG over admission

Ekiti warns ‘Fayose boys’ over attacks on residents

Buhari felicitates with Adelusi-Adeluyi at 75

Gbajabiamila and the triumph of reason

Egypt jails 300 Brotherhood supporters

Kerry to discuss Iran nuclear deal with Egypt, Qatar

Aisha Buhari donates money to Gombe blast victims

Osinbajo pledges support for IDPs

Kebbi Rehab needs rehabilitation – NDLEA

Sri Lanka police seek help to track rally gunmen

New Taliban leader calls for unity

Suspected wing of MH370 arrives in France for testing

Police discover baby factory in Delta

Mastermind of failed kidnap of Bayelsa LG chairman arrested

Buhari exempts varsities’ boards from dissolution

Flood destroys houses, crops worth N46m in Bauchi

Firefighter dies in battle against California wildfires

Migrants ‘attacked’ at sea between Greece and Turkey

Palestinian teen killed in clashes with Israeli army

Osama bin Laden’s relatives killed in UK plane crash

Palestine to lodge ICC complaint over baby’s death

Friday, July 31, 2015

Reps crisis: APC chieftain lauds Buhari

Law school: NOUN graduates seek N/Assembly’s intervention

A’Court orders fresh hearing of petition against Melaye

At 89, I still play my sax and sing –Emmanuel Ntia, veteran musician

Odegbami counsels youths

E’Guinea can’t stop us – Falcons

Rangers players to receive arrears

I can’t guarantee Fener goals – Van Persie

Nigeria relying too much on Okagbare – Toblow

Renewed interest in the league

Siasia banks on Aminu

Oliseh must get Ibe, Iwobi – Babalade

NISONM Games: OAUTHC partners NSC

AAG: Tennis coach targets three gold

Obama hails Ethiopian Airlines’ growth

We’re committed to Nigeria’s anti-terrorism campaign –US

Nigerians groan as petrol sells above N110 nationwide

Gunmen kill two policemen, abduct 80-year-old in Bayelsa

Ondo students protest against road accidents

Bishops back Buhari’s anti-corruption drive

Ooni: Anxiety heightens as Oro Festival begins in Ife

10 die in Ogun auto crash

Armed robbers now disguise as ATM users –Police

I’m Toyin Saraki’s private investigator – Melaye

Woman, baby, others escape death in crash

Effective Ebola vaccine coming –WHO

Tribunal dismisses Ajimobi, APC’s motion

African diplomats seek action on Chibok girls

Society wants govt support for the blind

Reading will solve national problems –Author

MNJTF will defeat Boko Haram, says Buhari

4.5 million Nigerians in North-East risk hunger –UNDP

US shunned Jonathan’s govt over mistrust –Okorocha

Police discover illegal arms factory in Kaduna

Nigeria, Benin Republic to tackle smuggling

Ex-NIMASA DG faces EFCC interrogators for second day

Buhari appoints new commissioner for insurance

Crisis: Police take over Ekiti PDP secretariat

Boko Haram: Unfulfilled N33bn pledges hinder VSF operations

EFCC quizzes Enugu PDP chairman, Asogwa

Jos chlorine explosion’s death toll hits nine

WAEC debt: 412,000 candidates may not gain admission to varsities

Gowon pledges support to fight against hepatitis

Female suicide bomber kills six in Maiduguri market

Buhari can’t stop ministers from awarding contracts –Group

PDP crisis: Party workers open fresh can of worms

Senate crisis: APC govs divided over Saraki

Witches pushed me to rape nine-year-old girl, says father of three

Professors cry out as flood ravages estate

Group provides borehole for 1000 nomadic school pupils

We didn’t deny late student adequate medical attention – BIU

Orphans of trailer victims get Anambra scholarship

The visible side of sex

Wawrinka’s French open win earns him N405m