Guardian News Archive for March 2013

Saturday, March 30, 2013

Nigeria Gets Significant Amount Of FDI In Africa, Says UN Report

ICPC Boss Urges Nigerians To Demand Accountability From Leaders

JTF Assures Residents Of Peaceful Easter

Mark, Ekweremadu Preach Peace, Forgiveness At Easter

Imo’s New Deputy Gov Sworn-in, Pledges Loyalty To Okorocha

Friday, March 29, 2013

Kaduna Gov Preaches Peace,Togetherness At Easter

CAN, Okoh Sue For Peace At Easter

Man To Die By Hanging For Killing Kinsman

Jos Is Okay, But... Say Corps Members

Gunmen Kill 20 In Plateau Amidst Easter Celebrations

Thursday, March 28, 2013

Ministers, Ademowo preach sacrifice, hope, love at Easter

Airlines raise fares with travellers’ upsurge

No plan to remove oil subsidy, says Presidency

Cameroun sacks over 1,000 Nigerians in Bakassi

Imo deputy gov Agbaso impeached amid protest

British envoy blames unstable electricity, poor infrastructure on corruption

PHCN workers appeal ejection order over forfeited Ibru’s property

Ondo govt, opposition trade words over workers’ sack

Tukur laments blood shedding, craves foreign intervention

Reps reject N5.6b contract for protection of oil pipelines

Tuesday, March 26, 2013

28 feared killed in Plateau communities

Ogbulafor loses bid to stop trial over alleged N107m scam

Summit urges policies overhaul for Africa’s industrial growth

Balarabe Musa, Shehu Sani launch political movement

EFCC arraigns Atuche, others for alleged forgery

Henry Okah bags 24 years jail term

Monday, March 25, 2013

Lagos Speaker asks court to strike out criminal charge against him

Court adjourns hearing on Anosike brothers’ suit

INEC refuses to register rival APC

African leaders, stakeholders move to meet MDGs, others

Health workers threaten strike over pay, others

Sunday, March 24, 2013

Nigeria, others seek input to draft statute on monetary fund

Rivers flays refinery’s reaction to fire outbreak

This is our first state pardon, says Diya

Achebe family set to announce burial plan

Fresh worry over PDP’s unity as peace tour ends

Imbibe his teachings, NLC urges FG

Ex-minister, Umeh, others extol literary icon’s virtues

ACN, ANPP, NBM pay tributes

Lagos allays fear over gas flaring in Badagry

Tension in Plateau over killings by gunmen

Saturday, March 23, 2013

Nigeria Still Among High TB Nations, Says Chukwu

Fraudulent SIM Cards: NCC Beams Searchlight On Service Providers

Pressure On Lawmakers To Remove Gov. Okorocha

Obasanjo Blames Yar’Adua For Poor Agric Performance

PDP Alleges Plot To Destabilise Own Governors’ Forum

Friday, March 22, 2013

Eminent Nigerians Eulogise Chinua Achebe

FG Explains Power Drop, To Commission 10 NIPP

Chinua Achebe: What Nigeria Means To Me

There Was A Country. . . And There Was A Man

Renowned author, Chinua Achebe, dies at 82

Thursday, March 21, 2013

Lawmaker, council boss allege attack on Plateau community

Reps insist on sack of SEC boss, Oteh

Reps remove Lawan as panel head

Goni Aji is new Head of Service

Unemployment may explode into crisis, Obasanjo warns

WOSEM founder, Obadare, passes on at 86

Wednesday, March 20, 2013

Lack of defence counsel stalls Kabiru Sokoto’s trial

Soyinka, NBA oppose pardon for Alamieyeseigha, Ijaw Congress, Kalu disagree

ACN alerts on kidnap of S’East party leader

Minister tasks federal hospitals on self-financing

NEITI reiterates commitment to tackling oil theft

Tuesday, March 19, 2013

U.S. excludes Nigeria from Africa’s democracy summit

Ekpu ends cross examination, denies Newswatch’s alleged poor finances

Envoy, NDLEA decry Nigerians illegal drug deals abroad

CBN retains 12 per cent lending rate, worried about corruption

Jega meets party chiefs, urges confidence in INEC

Monday, March 18, 2013

NEMA alerts on imminent flood

Reps summon NNPC, NLNG chiefs

Air fares rise over airline’s woes

Afenifere seeks apology from Ali over remarks on Yoruba

U.S.-based Nigerians back America on Alamieyeseigha

Sunday, March 17, 2013

ACN alleges threat to democracy by PDP

Fresh troubles trail council polls nationwide

PDP reconciles members in S’South, S’West

Reverse Alamieyeseigha’s pardon, CWI, Catholics, others tell Jonathan

Bayelsa, six other states fail DMO’s solvency test

Saturday, March 16, 2013

PDP Disowns New APC, Accuses ACN Of Creating Crisis

2015: PDP Moves To Capture Southeast

How We Weakened Boko Haram, Killed Bomb Expert, Others By Ihejirika

39,880 Arms, Ammunition Handed Over To Army

‘NYSC Was Not Unfair To Decamped Member’

Pardon For Alamieyeseigha:US Deeply Disappointed In Nigeria, Says It’s A Setback

Friday, March 15, 2013

UNICAL Dismisses Five Academic Staff, Demotes 10

‘US Has No Plan To Deploy Troops In Mali’

Sanusi Commissions Remodelled Kano Airport Terminal

Group Accuses INEC Director Of Using Fake Form To Register ‘APC’

US Deeply Disappointed In Nigeria, Says It’s A Setback

Court Orders Police To Pay N5m To Priest

Sani Condemns Plot To Prevent APC Registration, Faults State Pardon For Alamieyeseigha

Rivers May Sue NNPC Over Pollution

No Going Back On 100% Metering, Says Power Minister

Gunmen Attack Prison In Borno, Set Inmates Free

Thursday, March 14, 2013

How Nigeria can attract more FDIs, by Chalker

Rival APC unveils logo, emblem, merger parties kick

Reps probe release of 197 convicted drug traffickers

Pardon won’t affect anti-graft crusade, says Presidency

Imo council chairmen kick against appointment of sole administrators

Wednesday, March 13, 2013

Senate okays ‘State of the Nation Address’ law

Court dismisses govt’s bid to stop N37.6b compensation for Odi

CPC threatens protest over APC’s registration, ACN, ANPP kick

Terrorism may hamper 2015 presidential polls, says Faseun

Argentina's Jorge Mario Bergoglio elected Pope

Conclave cardinals choose new Pope

Tuesday, March 12, 2013

Presidency, security agencies mute over alleged slain hostages

Reps probe Yerima’s arrest, deportation of Israeli

Stakeholders fault NCAA chief’s removal

Obasanjo seeks review of port charges, faults NNSL liquidation

Controversy over All Progressives Congress rages

Monday, March 11, 2013

Gunmen kill politician, official, attack police station

‘Most parts of Nigeria will experience lower rainfall in 2013’

Imo Assembly, PDP insist on deputy gov’s impeachment

Policeman to die by hanging

Why govt will not encourage indigenous VCs, by Okojie

Sunday, March 10, 2013

World Bank votes $170m for healthcare in Ondo, Adamawa, Nasarawa

NYSC warns corps members against religious fanaticism, others

Govt confirms 32 meningitis cases, four deaths

More posers over Manitoba’s take-off plan

States in fresh trouble over domestic debts

Saturday, March 09, 2013

Jang Opts For Out Of Court Settlement On NULGE Strike

Jonathan Congratulates President-elect Kenyatta

Staff Training Gulps N2.5b, As Akwa Ibom Completes Airport Phase

Boko Haram: Reps Member Backs Jonathan’s Stance On Amnesty

Non-payment Of $410m Stalls Firm’s Takeover Of ALSCON

Friday, March 08, 2013

Jonathan Warns Borno Elders, Religious Leaders Against Withdrawal Of JTF

Arewa Elders Back Sultan’s Amnesty Call For Boko Haram

Kukah, MURIC Disagree Over Amnesty For Boko Haram

Suntai: For How Long Can Taraba Wait?

Controversy Trails Revelation Of Oil Blocks Ownership

Thursday, March 07, 2013

Govt dodging debate on foreign reserve, says Ezekwesili

Senators end row, okay PIB for second reading

NAFDAC begins verification of HIV cure claims

Buhari in London, tasks Jonathan on poverty, education, INEC

EFCC re-arraigns Nnamani, associates

Wednesday, March 06, 2013

FCTA debt hits N420b, minister unveils plan for more revenue

Nigeria woos investors, tourists at Berlin expo

ANPP decries poor budget implementation

Senate’s PIB crisis deepens

NCP loses bid to quash de-registration by INEC

Tuesday, March 05, 2013

Opposition govs’ meeting, act of desperation, says Presidency

Sultan seeks amnesty for Boko Haram

Cure for AIDS ‘possible,’ says HIV co-discoverer

Reps mourn slain Kwara police CP, ask IGP to fish out killers

Senator fingers ‘external groups’ for Plateau attacks

Monday, March 04, 2013

PDP incapable of providing security, says ANPP

Enugu places N10m ransom on killers

ACN condemns murder, deplores insecurity

Landslide hits Bayelsa community, destroys eight houses

Sunday, March 03, 2013

Economy, politics and human rights: Whither Nigeria? (3)

Benin Republic foils attempted coup

Why Obasanjo’s reform agenda failed

Guardian Newspapers Limited appoints new editors

Gunmen kill Kwara police commissioner

14-storey bank structure unlawful, says Braithwaite

Presidency explains review of power roadmap

UNIMAID inaugurates 50 projects

Security problems threaten polio eradication in Nigeria, Pakistan

N’Assembly to quiz minister Monday over lopsided aviation appointments

Saturday, March 02, 2013

Boko Haram Has Declared Civil War In North — Danjuma, Babangida, Others

Amaechi, Uduaghan, Aregbesola Congratulate Adesina

Gunmen Fire Grenades Into Mosque

Soyinka Receives Awolwo Leadership Prize

Lagos Begins Fresh Round Of Polio Immunisation

Friday, March 01, 2013

Imoke Returns

Amaechi Gives N100m Grant To Council

Jonathan Urges African Leaders To Work Harder For Political Stability

Bertone Takes Charge Until New Pope Is Elected

Court Clears Jonathan To Run For 2015 Election

Kaduna Youths Commend Yero Over Swift Response To Zango Kataf Attacks

SSS Parades Policeman, Two Others For Attempting To Defraud Suswam Of $3 Million

Ogomudia Is After My Life, Delta Monarch Alleges

Court Adjourns Daniel’s Case Pending Outcome Of Application At Appeal Court

Ekweremadu Laments Insecurity In The Land, Calls For Decentralised Police System

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