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Tribune News Archive for March 2015Rss

Monday, March 30, 2015

Delay in S/East, S/South results gives room for concern —APC

No cause for post-election fear —Cleric

NERC reduces industrial, commercial, residential electricity tarrif

Husband beats wife to a pulp over disagreement on election outcome

Panic as Rivers government imposes curfew

50 killed in last Saturday’s election —NHRC

Police begin investigation into Ihiala violence, confirm 2 injured

March 28 election riddled with irregularities —Oyo PDP

Adeola wins Senate seat in Lagos

Ceiling fan causes scare at Delta INEC office

Wammako, Aliero secure senatorial tickets

Yuguda loses senatorial bid

Boko Haram unable to disrupt electoral process in Nigeria, Chambas tells UN

Sunday, March 29, 2015

Card reader’ll forestall rigging, violence —Bauchi deputy gov

3 INEC staff die in auto crash in Benue

Kwara APC, PDP disagree on card reader for governorship polls

9 council areas in Plateau hold elections

Postponed elections hold in Udu LG

How FG can salvage power sector —CWG CTO

Dangote Cement’s 2014 profit drops 21%

Aliyu loses senatorial bid

Kogi: Buhari wins in 6LGs, Jonathan 5

APC wins Ikorodu federal constituency seat

Katsina CP dies

Arsonists attack Rivers INEC office

NAHCO rewards shareholders with 20k Dividend, Bonus shares

Ajaokuta Steel Company to be privatised again —FG

Apapa traffic gridlock: ABTL advocates tunnel construction

Airtel unveils new campaign with exciting data offers

Saturday, March 28, 2015

UBA’S loan book crosses the N1trn mark

Card readers mar accreditation in Abuja

Election tragedy: Boko Haram kills 7 in Nafada

FCT witnesses late arrival of materials

Card reader delays Jonathan’s accreditation

Uduaghan expresses satisfaction with electoral process

Exercise patience with card reader, Mark counsels

Bomb explosion: Fear grips Enugu residents

Adamawa: Tukur commends INEC on card readers

Nigeria not ready for electronic voting —Aliyu

Massive turnout in Bauchi, as card reader rejects Yuguda’s fingerprints

Kwara gov, PDP differ on card readers

Card readers malfunction in Benue

Massive card reader failure in Kano

Friday, March 27, 2015

Obahiagbon calls for peace in today’s polls

ECOWAS charges election observers on polls

Ethnic militias, ex-militants wearing fake police, military uniforms to unleash mayhem on opposition —APC

League of Veteran Journalists canvasses for peaceful polls

Thursday, March 26, 2015

Gunmen attacked Amaechi in Wike’s community, says Rivers CPS

Jonathan performs EPZ groundbreaking ceremony in Warri

2 killed as robbers invade banks in Owo

Nigeria’s airspace remains open —NAMA

SSS warns against unauthorised release of election results

Don’t use military for election, Buhari cautions FG

INEC takes delivery of sensitive materials for election in Rivers

ASUSS tasks stakeholders on Abuja Accord

Explosion rocks Lagos filling station

NGE to hold biennial convention April 25

Police affairs minister’s convoy attacked by suspected political thugs in Osun

Fani-Kayode applies to change surety in bail application

Police deploy 36,204 security personnel in Lagos

Police ban unauthorised security outfits from duty in Ogun

Dickson declares public holiday

FCT commissioner assures residents of peaceful poll

Massive exodus in Taraba

Accord, Labour, SDP have candidates for NASS elections —Akinjide

EFCC charges Inegbeniki, 3 others to court for conspiracy, stealing

Major marketers discharge 2.7 million litres of petrol ahead election

Court restrains army boss, others from intimidating Tinubu

PDP, APC thugs clash in Lagos

Nigeria risks instability should election be postponed —Cameron

Omeri urges electorate to exercise civic responsibility

Agency boss advocates peaceful election

TMG to deploy quick count, 4,000 observers for polls

Protect your votes, NGO tells electorate

Consider elections in Michika, Minister tells INEC

Shun religious, ethnic differences, APC gov candidate tells electorate

Lagos NURTW boss urges drivers to shun violence

Fire guts police MSS in Nasarawa

Panic shopping for foodstuff ahead election day

Wednesday, March 25, 2015

UBA grows earnings by 10%

BREAKING: Mimiko's deputy defects to APC

Buhari’s eligibility suit: Court adjourns till April 22

Court asks Lamido, police to pay N30m damages to APC candidate

APC too desperate for power —Sen Adeyemi

Court fixes March 27 to deliver judgment in suit seeking Mbu’s sack

Nigerians travel out of Lagos, Kano, others

IGP warns against deployment of unauthorised uniformed security agencies

Group tasks foreign observers on fairness during elections

Kidnapped emir regains freedom in Zamfara

APC, OPC thugs clash in Lagos

NSCDC to deploy 3,000 personnel, 4 ambulances in Kaduna

FG sites teaching hospital at Otukpo

Children of slain soldiers get army scholarship

Dictator can’t rule Nigeria again —Adesiyan

Why Yorubas will vote Jonathan —Okupe

GIS yields positive results —Director

Chad, Niger troops in charge of Damasak —DHQ As military restrains Al-Jazeera journalists from restricted areas

Kwara gov distributes 185 motorcycles to okada riders

First Lady, Akinjide to APC: No vacancy in Aso Rock

Defend your votes, NLC charges workers

Labour Party rallies support for Alao-Akala, others, in Ibadan

We are confident of victory at presidential poll —Mu’azu

Tuesday, March 24, 2015

Buhari's eligibility suit adjourned to April 22

BREAKING: Buhari's eligibility suit adjourned to April 22

Troops sack terrorists from Borno town

Shekau still alive —Woman escapee

Uncertainty over Boko Haram’s kidnap of 506 women, children in Damasak

Independent surveys give Jonathan edge over Buhari

Court orders NCC, others to pay fine of N500m to APC

Court takes all applications, substantive suit challenging Buhari’s eligibility today

Nigerians in Germany endorse Buhari

Stop insulting Yoruba obas, PDPPCO tells APC leaders

North-East will give it to Buhari —Atiku

Jonathan best for South-West interest —Isiaka

Why Buhari’ll win in South-West —Campaign organisation

Elections must hold March 28, court rules

Fulani nationwide endorses Buhari, El-Rufai

Don’t derail SURE-P programme, interns, employers warned

2 killed in APC/PDP clash in Rivers community

Court sacks House of Reps candidate in Ondo

Tamper with electoral process, face wrath of God, Jonathan’s aide warns

Don’t plunge Nigeria into chaos, Babatope warns APC

APC supporters in auto accident in Bauchi

Monday, March 23, 2015

Germanwings Airbus carrying 148 crashes in French Alps

APC set to unleash inciting video against Jonathan —Fani-Kayode

Osinbajo in Ekiti, urges Nigerians to vote APC for ‘political deliverance’

No reason for doctors to go on strike —Jonathan

Elections will not hold in Michika, Madagali areas of Adamawa —INEC

ECOWAS chair demands violence-free exercise

FG donates food items to Namibia

Water may threaten achievement of sustainable development if… —Water Minister

Construction of 3.7km road project in Ekiti nearing completion —Commissioner

FG may extend graduate internship programme if.....

Lamorde warns against antics of fraudsters, corrupt politicians

AIG Obuke dies

Don’t allow your children to be used to disrupt polls, AIG Zone XI warns

MUSWEN denies holding political meeting

APC governorship aspirant, 17,000 others defect to PDP in Taraba

Union leaders shower encomiums on Ajimobi over 65yrs retirement age for non-teaching staff

Oyo INEC, security agencies strategise ahead elections

Govt should be a continuum —Alao-Akala

South-South indigenes in Oyo endorse Jonathan

Sunday, March 22, 2015

10-member Commonwealth observer group for Nigeria’s elections

We must fight evil represented by APC —Ikuru

7 die, 23 injured in Lagos-Ibadan expressway multiple crash

Lee Kuan Yew, Singapore's founding father, dies at 91

Zamfara emir’s kidnappers demand N10m ransom

Auto crash claims 7 on Lagos-Ibadan Expressway

25-yr-old beheads father of 7 in Ekiti

Ahmed allays fears over army deployment for elections

Methodist conference honours outstanding members

Clark’s wife empowers Ogun Central residents

Jonathan ‘ll win 21 states —Kuku

‘Buhari panacea to Jonathan-led administration’s ills’

‘Yorubas’ alliance with Buhari ‘ll collapse before Saturday’

We’re piqued by baseless speculation over insurgency war— Defence Headquarters

Fashola names housing estate after Enahoro

Plot by Tinubu to turn Yoruba to anything, dangerous —Gani Adams

Group threatens to moblise against Jonathan’s re-election in Plateau

Nigeria’s economic future secure under Jonathan —PDP

Parties protest non-issuance of PVCs in Oyo

Consider usage of TVC, Isiaka urges INEC

SERAP wants violent politicians barred from office

Tribune Lagos editorial staff holds retreat

Emir of Bauchi advocates peace during election

Olapade Agoro warns security agencies against post-election violence

Saturday, March 21, 2015

BREAKING: Shehu Shagari alive

Gov Amaechi's deputy dumps APC for PDP

APC procuring PVCs at N10,000 each —PDP

Campaign funds: Fani-Kayode dares APC

Jonathan, Buhari tear South-West Muslim leaders apart

My govt ’ll be corruption-free —Buhari

Certificate forgery: Group seeks IG probe of Buhari

Shocker as Attah, Etiebet finally move against Jonathan

Insurgency: Fresh attack on Bama foiled

Rift in OPC deepens

S/West PDP lauds Jonathan, FEC over confab report, chides APC

Yoruba obas appeal for credible polls

Cleric warns corrupt politicians, religious leaders

Speed limiters: FRSC corps marshal restates commitment on enforcement of law

Non-payment of workers’ salaries responsible for low patronage in markets —Makinde

Ikwerre youths, women endorse Buhari, Peterside

Agatu/Fulani crisis: Idoma nation declares today, mourning day

Suspected cultists kill 8 in Port Harcourt

Akinjide distributes FG’s 182 transformers for Oyo State

PDP condemns Amosun’s planned sack of workers

Senatorial candidate assures constituents of more developments

Friday, March 20, 2015

Olubadan denies endorsing Buhari

PDP accuses Jega of using aide to appoint election officials

FG disowns NLC faction, backs Wabba

Alao-Akala lied about Ogbomoso violence —Oyo APC

PDP accuses Buhari, APC of plan to cause mayhem after March 28 polls

Synagogue: Pathologists yet to identify 6 bodies

Fashola names estates after Enahoro

Igbo in the North, FCT endorse Buhari

Ibadan Varsity medical students offer community free health service

Makinde offers to fund medical expenses of girl with damaged eye

Yoruba leaders commend Mimiko over post-confab summits

Court adjourns Tinubu’s suit against AIT

2 siblings arraigned over assault

FRSC names Abuja-Lokoja and Bode Saadu-Jebba roads death traps

UN donates N5.6bn for Boko Haram victims

NAFDAC confiscated fake drugs worth N5bn in 2 months

Nigeria’ll maintain 76,000 quota in coming Hajj —Saudi govt

Ibadanland Accord Elders Forum debunks claims of APC’s endorsement by Olubadan

Bullets, bombs and blood: Chilling details of the massacre in Tunisia that left 23 people dead

Thursday, March 19, 2015

Politicians are using religion to loot Nigeria —Hajia Buhari

Yoruba contributed more to the development of Nigeria —Adefuye

FG places security agencies on red alert over fuel scarcity

Reinstate 180 sacked corps, court orders NSCDC

Boko Haram attacks Ngamboru communities

Graffiti, flags are only remains of Boko Haram in Damasak —Niger’s army official

Why Yoruba must support Jonathan’s re-election bid —Okurounmu

Reasons Buhari must apologise to Nigerians —Senator Adeyemi

High food prices pushed inflation to 8.4% in February —NBS

FG to establish JAMB e-testing centres in 774 LGs

Don’t announce parallel results, IGP warns politicians

Olubadan endorses Buhari

I’ll remain loyal to Buhari —Osinbajo

I’m not in Jonathan’s campaign team —Olu of Ilaro

APC protests alleged police harassment in Rivers

N27.7bn tax scam: EFCC asked to release probe report •As anti-corruption coalition protests against Tinubu, Fashola

Suicide bomber escapes death in Kano

Jonathan lobbies maritime community ahead election

Huge cash in US dollars being imported into Nigeria to frame our leaders —APC •Any foreign currency imported to Nigeria “ll be impounded —Fani-Kayode

Court strikes out eligibility suit against Obanikoro

NLC faction elects Ajaero as president

Jonathan to win election by 13% probability —UK-based research firm

Akinosun reveals secret of long life

Northern professionals declare N/East safe for elections, endorse Jonathan

UPP denies adopting APC ahead presidential poll

FCT police boss reaffirms preparedness for elections

I’m committed to quality representation of Ibadan S/West/ N/West —Accord Reps candidate

APC leader seeks continuity in Ogun

Court reorders substituted service on Tinubu, others over Funsho Williams

Jonathan performs Gas City Project groundbreaking March 26

Buhari to meet with 28 professional bodies in Abuja tomorrow

4 Adamawa gov candidates declare support for Ribadu

Women charged to be agent of change

Bauchi monarch, security chiefs assure on corps members safety

Ondo Assembly passes 2015 budget into law

Wednesday, March 18, 2015

D’Banj supports NAFDAC’s war against counterfeit drugs

AYC: F/Eagles beat Ghana, qualify for final

I’ll build 4 refineries if elected —Buhari

APC warns against moves to compromise INEC

Elections may not be credible if... —CAN

Buhari will imprison his political enemies —Patience Jonathan

Jonathan not involved in OPC protest —PDP

Pope hails bravery of Nigerian priests against Boko Haram

Count me out of group’s defection to PDP —Atiku

APC remains antidote to PDP’s misrule —Aregbesola, Oyinlola

FG urged to discourage overseas medical check up

Unknown gunmen kidnap Benue college provost

Polls will show PDP’s strength in S/West —Omotosho

CBN relaxes criteria for accessing N220bn MSMEs funds

Ban Ki-Moon tasks Nigeria on credible polls

Coming elections can’t produce orderly transition —Braithwaite

Be wary of PDP’s religious ploy, Osinbajo counsels Nigerians

Fate of abducted girls worries Chibok community leaders

APC to drag Jonathan to ICC

How soldiers shot at my car —Prof Ango Abdullahi

IGP warns troublemarkers to steer clear of polling centres

Tenant strangle landlady to death over electricity bill

APC planning to use rogue radio to announce parallel govt, PDP alleges

Jonathan swears in new ministers •Sacks Mashi as FIRS boss

Tuesday, March 17, 2015

Senate approves additional $200m loan for Jonathan

Switzerland set to return $380m Abacha loot

Jonathan not responsible for Morocco phone call row —Foreign Minister

Fashola introduces belt- tightening measures in budget

Jonathan is AD’s presidential candidate —Akinfenwa

My take on card reader —Tinubu

11 million children in Nigeria malnourished —EU

Buhari is a man of integrity, but ... —Bakare

Fani-Kayode’s surety in bail application withdraws

Card reader: Gana, INEC trade words

Jonathan doesn’t need your advice on Fani-Kayode, PDPPCO tells Tinubu

Nigerian donates N1m to support anti-terror war

APC grants Na’Abba automatic BoT membership

Vote out APC, Jonathan’s wife tells Ogun people

Police recover 23 vehicles, arrest 2 suspects, kill robbery kingpin in Oyo, Bauchi, Osun

Anxiety trails Adamawa lawmakers’ resolution over relocation of IDPs

Lagos hosts Yoruba leader’s post-Confab final summit tomorrow

Completion of airport, deep sea port’ll boost economy —Dickson

We cannot have 100% PVC distribution —Olurode

Rivers commissioner raises the alarm over continued political violence

Jonathan reassures on Ibadan state, lauds Oke’badan festival

Lagos appeals court’s judgment on monthly sanitation

Passport issuance begins in Warri in two weeks —Uduaghan

‘14-year old husband killer won’t escape justice’

APC petitions NHRC, INEC, IGP over Okrika violence

APC wants Gani Adams’ men prosecuted over Lagos protest

NPAN insists elections must hold on rescheduled dates

Ekiti govt threatens Fayemi’s appointees with arrest over N109m

Akwa Ibom State house declares another seat vacant

PDP ’ll free Lagos from 16 years’ bondage —Agbaje

Edo ward executive denies joining APC

Monday, March 16, 2015

FG slashes electricity tariffs by 50%

We complied with legislative procedures on ministerial nominees —Mark

Boko Haram: Nigerian Army reclaims Bama

APC raises the alarm over alleged plot to sabotage card readers

Bloodshed cannot solve any problem —Buhari

Real reason Fani-Kayode left APC –Tinubu

Military to set up joint operation hqtrs against terrorists

Boko Haram: We’re on the verge of victory —Minimah

Return a performing president, First Lady tasks Ekiti women

Senate committee faults AMCON’s sale of Ibru’s forfeited assets

APC playing dangerous mind games —PDP

Wabba resumes as NLC president

Oba of Benin indisposed —Palace

Kaduna govt uncovers plans to use almajiris to disrupt polls

Death toll now over 100 in Agatu attack •It’s 82 —CP

31 inmates of Kuje prison get SSCE certificate

Group urges Nigerians to support FG’s renewed efforts against insurgency

Bauchi youths group tasks NBC on media content

Court orders AIT to stop documentary on Lion of Bourdillion

NIMN inducts LAUTECH MBA graduands

Sunday, March 15, 2015

AD’s crisis deepens over Jonathan’s endorsement ...I am still AD presidential candidate —Salau

120 Atiku support groups set to defect to PDP

24 years after, Fashola hands over rebuilt Oyingbo market

Ministry opposes creation of gender commission

Community, Anambra govt bicker over land acquisition

League of Veteran Journalists holds symposium tomorrow

Disquiet in judiciary over non-payment of judges, staff salaries

Kidney failure among Ekiti citizenry worrisome –Health ministry

We must preserve our rich cultural heritage, Adenuga enjoins Nigerians

80 killed in renewed Fulani/Agatu hostilities

Participate actively in elections, Yoruba urged

I am indebted to my supporters, says Uduaghan

Na’Abba dumps PDP

Further postponement of elections may lead to constitutional crisis —YCE

AIG Ogunsakin withdraws police security from politicians

Troops battle terrorists for Damasak

Community cries out over PVCs

Igbos unite for PDP, end leadership tussle in Oyo

Saturday, March 14, 2015

How Jonathan saved Nigeria from food crisis —Akinwumi

Remains of suspected stowaway evacuated from Lagos airport

We won’t let PDP use outbreak of violence as an excuse to rig —el-Rufai

Endorsement galore for Jonathan in Rivers, Oyo, Kogi

Patience Jonathan’s failure to visit Nasarawa causes panic in PDP

Oyo pensioners hijacked by politicians, says government

Tolerance key to peace and development —Folarin

Opposition blind to our achievements —Aliyu

Tiv petition Nasarawa CP over alleged killing of 2 kinsmen

Bayelsa security firm to address youth unemployment

Bayelsa: Ex-militants, police fight over pipeline surveillance contract

PDP senatorial candidate petitions INEC over non-distribution of PVCs in Lagos

Rivers govt, DSS decry rising wave of political violence

Kaduna Polytechnic staff, wife, two children killed in fire incident

Akwa Ibom to deliver 1.5m votes for Jonathan

United North, stabilising factor for one Nigeria —Coomassie

Attack on Mbu mischievous —PCRC

Insurgency: Minister tasks INEC on polls in recovered territories

FRSC alerts motorists to death traps on North-Central roads

FG grants licence to Wesco Pools and Lottery Ltd

Friday, March 13, 2015

Foreigners are technical advisers, not mercenaries —Military

INEC must abandon planned use of card readers for polls —PDP group

2 cousins die inside well

Fake letter from President Jonathan‘s Chief of Staff in circulation— EFCC

Collapsed Synagogue building had strong foundation—Engineer

Fake woman sergeant arrested

Rivers APC assures Buhari of S/South bloc votes

Court strikes out suit seeking Wada’s sack

A’Ibom: Oron youths declare support for Udom, PDP

Protest in Edo over “INEC’s failure to distribute PVCs”

FG to create jobs for 20, 000 youths from each state —Ahmed

EFCC has lost focus, Clark tells Jonathan

Thursday, March 12, 2015

Troops have freed Adamawa of terrorists —Army

Robbers kill 3 policemen, 2 others in Lagos bank attack

Father of quadruplets seeks help

Nigeria is ready for election, Mark tells international community

Senators, Reps agree on $53 oil benchmark •As Jonathan names new Supreme Court judge

Nigeria engages mercenaries to fight Boko Haram

Nigeria’s economy in state of emergency —Osinbajo

We’ll enforce listing of telecoms, power companies on NSE —Jonathan

Expect less rainfal in 2015 —NiMet

What I discussed with Jonathan, Buhari —Mbeki

Morocco: Stop damaging Nigeria, Fani-Kayode tells APC

Explain cause of diplomatic row between Nigeria, Morocco, APC tells Jonathan

Let’s kill corruption before it kills us —Buhari •You can’t fight corruption surrounded by corrupt people — Fayose

Judiciary constitutes 77 electoral panels ...Borno, Adamawa, Yobe panels to sit outside states

T.B. Joshua, SCOAN to appeal court verdict over coroner inquest

South-South Peoples Assembly lauds soldiers’ victory over Boko Haram

Folarin’s candidature gains more support

Oyo butchers get N50m interest-free loan, endorse Ajimobi for second term

Stop misleading public on workers’ salaries, Oyo commissioner tells opposition

Wednesday, March 11, 2015

Army clears Boko Haram terrorists out of Lame/Burra forest

I have no agenda to Islamise Nigeria —Buhari

Again, gunmen kill 6 in Plateau

Tribune inaugurates new press today

Senate never invited me over fraud —PPMC boss

AGF halts probe of Saraki by police

NASS okays $53 benchmark for 2015 budget

IFC, W/Bank launch affordable power project in Nigeria

S/East workers threaten to disrupt rescheduled NLC election

Protest rocks INEC over planned use of card readers

Police rescue Bond Chemicals boss, arrest 7 suspects in Ibadan

Suspected Boko Haram member escapes arrest at Buni Yadi

I asked my deputy not to contest for governorship —Gov Aliyu •He is a liar —APC campaign

Militancy may resume in N/Delta if... —Ex NDDC boss warns

Court bars AIT, NTA from airing videos against Osinbajo

End strike, CJN appeals to JUSUN

Card readers reliable, efficient for elections —Observers

Babangida backs use of card reader

Tuesday, March 10, 2015

Stop campaign of calumny, northern monarchs caution politicians

BREAKING: Senate confirms Obanikoro as minister

North-East senators laud military for curbing insurgency

Why we aired ‘The Lion Of Bourdillon Documentary’, NTA, AIT tell Reps

Gunmen kidnap Syrian national in Nasarawa, place N50m ransom

It’s time to vote honest people to power —Osinbajo

AD adopts Jonathan, expels Salau for anti-party activities

7 Ebonyi lawmakers withdraw from Elechi’s impeachment move

Suit against Buhari: We have no link with Presidency —PVEP

Police avert violence as Rivers APC, PDP supporters clash

Strike paralyses govt activities in Ogun, Osun

I’m in APC to stay —Atiku

PDP, INEC lose appeal, over NASS bye-election

Nigeria will generate 5,000MW from coal if... —Nebo

Accord Party chieftain urges politicians to eschew violence

Prayer for Gov Ajimobi’s victory begins today

Labour Party holds NEC meeting in Ibadan tomorrow

Call your aide to order, LP tells Ajimobi

Youth group declares for Folarin

PDP tasks INEC to address complaints over card readers

Jonathan sacks Agwai as SURE-P chairman

Monday, March 09, 2015

Simone Gbagbo, Ivory Coast's ex-first lady jailed for 20 years

Jonathan, Mu’azu relationship cordial —PDP leadership

7 PDP govs secretly working, mobilising for APC —Okorocha

Why APC leaders are rooting for Buhari —Fayose

FG approves 33% military pension arrears

US special forces train Chadian soldiers to fight Boko Haram

Terrorists’ days are numbered —Northern govs

Moroccan traditional ruler did not snub Jonathan —FG

Army finally kick-starts trial of 22 soldiers

S/Court fixes June 5 for judgment on Ebira chieftaincy tussle

2015 budget: FERMA gets zero allocation

Ex-LG boss drums up support for Fadahunsi

Amaechi signs N338bn 2015 budget into law

Oyo ex-political office holders, NACO declare support for Jonathan

Why I asked Kashamu to contest as senator —Clark

APC chieftain, 7,000 members defect to PDP in Yobe

Fulani herdsmen kill 9 in Plateau

FG to spend N1.5 trillion on education —Jonathan

Borno evacuates trapped IDPs to Maiduguri

Gunmen kill father of 6 in Benue

Fire ravages AIT studio in Lagos

Nasarawa govt to obtain overdraft to pay LG workers

FG, Queen of England urge nations to tackle poverty, unemployment

Ogun PDP assembly candidate raises the alarm over removal of name from INEC list

No alternative to civil, democratic politics —Odinkalu

2 injured, 6 buses vandalised as transport unions clash in Osun

EFCC arrests 2 suspected fraudsters over $2.25m scam

Court orders retrial of property developer over alleged N66m scam

No shooting of students at Delta poly —Rector

Gusau gets new emir

Court delivers judgment on Lagos environmental sanitation March 16

Obanikoro appears before the Senate today

Osun PDP passes vote of confidence on leaders

‘PDP waxes stronger in Kwara despite opposition’s propaganda’

US backs use of card readers for elections

PDP’s accusers on card readers must be from different planet —Bode George

Lagos APC seeks sanctions on erring media houses over hate publications

Accord Party ‘II sweep votes for all elective positions in Oyo —Ladoja

We’ve been vindicated over non-payment of workers’ salaries —Ladoja campaign group

Oyo NAPPS has no anointed candidate —President

CBN kicks against NDIC’s amendment bill

NSE market capitalisation gains N49.95bn

Oando crude production increases

Ship owners applaud Nigerian Navy over fleet recapitalisation

FG extends deadline on private jet owners

Sunday, March 08, 2015

Court dismisses suit against PDP challenging outcome of Oyo primaries

INEC database might have been compromised— Group

Missing N30trillion: We are not tools for APC, others — SERAP

Account for your civil war misdeed, Fani-Kayode tells Buhari •His war record not a scandal —APC

Gunmen kill 9 in Port Harcourt

Security agencies link Uwais’ son to Mutallab’s bomber son

Naira devaluation: Maritime concessionaires suffer 58% revenue crash

APC reports Patience Jonathan to ICC

Buhari’s political associate faults Jonathan on handover stance

INEC database might have been compromised— Group Demands forensic exams of logistics, technologies

Missing N30trillion: We are not tools for APC, others — SERAP Asks Okonjo-Iweala to embrace constructive engagement

REC dismisses plot to pass vote of no confidence on Jega

Jonathan has done far better for Yoruba than his predecessors —Campaign organisation

Kogi CP warns ethnic militia criminals against arms possession

Ogun public servants to embark on 3-day warning strike

Chibok community lauds Jonathan for sending emissary

Account for your civil war misdeed, Fani-Kayode tells Buhari

Presidential election not about religion —PDP

How I was beaten up by soldiers —APC Reps candidate

OYSAA decries indiscriminate pasting of unapproved campaign materials

I am not stepping down for Amosun —Paseda

Ogun workers urged to obey financial regulations

Saturday, March 07, 2015

INEC extends PVCs collection by two weeks

Anxiety mounts over March 28 election

3 Killed, many injured as Shettima’s campaign turns bloody

Tinubu has lost grip of Lagos, Fani-Kayode, PDP mocks APC over rally

Chibok girls: APC calls Jonathan’s comment insensitive

‘Jonathan has done well for the North’

We must radicalise our perception of religion —Niger gov

Voter education: Buhari’s group trains 297 women

5,000 get Ondo govt loan to boost business

Yar’Adua foundation laments predicament of Nigerian women

I’ll liberate Delta from PDP’s stranglehold —Emerhor

No more shift in election dates —Adeleke

One year after: Hope of seeing missing Malaysian plane dims

Gas city project: Ijaws threaten to disrupt groundbreaking ceremony

Press freedom is imperative in democracy —Mark

Jonathan promises new deal for sports, if re-elected

No plans to sell national theatre —Tourism minister

Police promise personnel better welfare package

2015: Folarin preaches peace before, during and after elections

Friday, March 06, 2015

Boko Haram pledges allegiance to ISIS after Maiduguri bombings

Boko Haram pledges allegiance to Islamic State after Maiduguri bombings

‘Nigerians should be proud of ICPC’

5 suicide blasts hit Maiduguri, 54 killed, 143 wounded

Oyo assembly summons Accountant General

Sylva’s appeal against Dickson dismissed

Amosun queries PVCs distribution in Ogun

I’ve not endorsed any presidential candidate —Oba of Benin

kidnappers of Delta SSG’s son jailed 18 years

Restore Okonkwo, Ubah, others’ names as PDP candidates, Keyamo tells INEC

No plot against March 28 election —AGF

T.B. Joshua loses bid to stop coroner’s inquest

Employment: NUC to create portal for Ph.D holders

Court fixes new date for suit on AGN officers

Lagos NURTW boss warns members against violence

Thursday, March 05, 2015

Buhari returns from UK •Says 'I'm hale and hearty'

Awo’s posthumous birthday holds today

Kuku, Ogbeni-Oja of Ijebuland, dies at 84

Stop inciting policemen, IGP warns

Military has destroyed Boko Haram structure —Airforce Chief •Troops now in control of Mafa —DHQ

NNPP adopts Jonathan as its presidential standard-bearer

‘Osun Airport named after MKO Abiola on course’

KOWA presidential candidate to address OAU Christian union alumni

Shell confirms oil leak from underwater facility in Bayelsa

Presidency plots damaging documentary on Amaechi —APC

APC will crumble without PDP elements —Jonathan

...Says Nigeria’s refineries’ll be privatised

Senate President, Speaker, deputies’ new residences to gulp N27bn

Nigeria among 20 fastest growing economies —Bloomberg

Accept scrutiny or quit race, PDPPCO tells Buhari

1.4 million candidates to sit for UTME March 10

Senate queries SEC over illegal N9bn spending •We got approval from Reps committee —SEC

Reps scrap N360bn service-wide vote in 2015 budget

We can’t dictate fees to private varsities —FG

We’ve stepped down life pension’s bill —Lagos deputy speaker

Wednesday, March 04, 2015

I know Shekau's whereabouts—Chadian president •Vows to wipe out Boko Haram

Awo’s posthumous birthday holds tomorrow

15 parties oppose use of card readers for election

Senate defers screening of Obanikoro, 3 others

Nothing wrong with life pensions for Ikuforiji, Taiwo —Lagos Assembly

Oyo HoS charges civil servants on development plan for South-West

Court adjourns hearing over suit seeking Kashamu’s disqualification

CBN sets up N300bn support fund for manufacturers

31 arraigned over alleged oil deal

MASSOB leader calls for Jega’s removal

Police shoot 3 Delta poly students over protest against hike in school fees •It’s not true —Police

FEC okays N2.4bn for auto testing lab equipment

Mimiko hosts South West Youth Summit today

LAUTECH students shine at President’s NYSC honours award

Miss Commonwealth Culture becomes DAD ambassador

Atiku, N/East CAN commend military on victory over Boko Haram

Why Boko Haram activities linger till now —Clark

Police arrest bank robber in Onitsha

Fashola inaugurates new school, promises N4m maintenance allowance for schools

Monguno LG boss finally visits liberated town

Tuesday, March 03, 2015

FG avoiding collateral damage in North-East —Jonathan

Awo’s posthumous birthday holds Friday

PDP a moving train —First Lady

Mo Ibrahim award, lesson for African leaders

Yoruba will be better off with Jonathan —Alli

FG orders subsidy payment, releases N100bn to marketers

APC challenges PDP on NSA’s Chatham House address

FG owes fuel marketers N185bn, not N250bn— Okonjo-Iweala

Why there is fuel scarcity –APC

Queues at filling stations result of panic buying —FG

Nigerian varsities can’t admit 20% eligible UTME candidates —FG

Don’t be used to intimidate eligible voters, Aregbesola urges military

4 killed in Rivers gun duel

Labour leaders urge Presidency to leave Jega alone

APC not happy with Nigeria’s economic progress —PDP

AWDROP tasks NBA over court cases on failed boreholes

Fire guts Igbosere magistrates’ court

Police arrest CSO for allegedly financing cultism in Nasarawa

‘Investigate audio, video clips of alleged rigging of Ekiti, Osun polls’

Monday, March 02, 2015

Why we facilitated Abuja peace accord —Ben Obi

A’Ibom JUSUN calls off strike

You are not God, Fani-Kayode replies

Dead DELSU lecturer, 2 others dismissed for misconduct

NPAN condoles with ThisDay publisher

Group commends Afenifere, OPC, Yoruba leaders for endorsing Jonathan

APC to PDP, Fani-Kayode: Produce evidence of Osinbajo's oath-taking or ...

INEC discovers 555 PVCs of dead persons in Ogun

Blame Jonathan for poor quality advice —APC

Adeboye is an exemplary nation builder —Buhari

Fear grips Adamawa residents as military aircraft deposit bombs

FG created 1.4 million jobs in 3 years —Okonjo-Iweala

Be on guard, FG tasks public, private institutions

Nigeria loses N400bn to 2015 election shift —NAHCO MD

JAMB candidates in fisticuffs with officials, over delay in print-out

Jonathan, PDP gov aspirants meet in Aso Rock

Dangote’s fortune drops to $14.7bn from $25bn —Forbes

Court refuses to grant interim injunction over use of card reader machine

Troops battle weakening terrorists in Kukawa Geri, Gujba

Sunday, March 01, 2015

Alao-Akala, Akinjide, Adewusi, Lanlehin, others condemn attack on Accord Party supporters

Thugs attack Accord Party rally in Ibadan, kill 2

Jonathan felicitates with Adeboye at 73

Nigerians must save Buhari from APC cabal —Fayose

Be ready to make sacrifice, PDP tells candidates

Delay in Saraki’s N11bn money laundering suit worrisome —Group

Suspected female suicide bomber burnt alive in Bauchi

Be vigilant, DSS warns Nigerians

Deputy speaker, 8 lawmakers disown impeachment notice on Elechi

Air of uncertainty engulfs NCAA

Declare Nigeria guinea worm, polio-free, Jonathan urges WHO

Heritage Bank set to unveil 8.5MW power project in Lagos

Fortunato Leynes, IBEDC MD, steps down •Onagoruwa appointed Acting MD

Dangote Cement appoints new CEO

NSE: Downward trend imminent in March

Jonathan contributes more to tertiary education in Oyo than Ajimobi —Akinjide

Oyo electorate won’t be swayed by Ladoja’s antics —APC

Ogbomoso agog as Folarin gets royal endorsements

APC campaign group berates PDP’s politics of duplicity ...Reveals Buhari’s plan for social investments

8,000 people affected by disasters in Lagos, Ogun, Oyo —NEMA