Guardian News Archive for March 2015

Thursday, March 12, 2015

JAMB assures visually-impaired candidates on admission

Colombia Bogota explosion injures police officers

Sir Terry Pratchett, renowned fantasy author, dies at 66

Bangladesh Mongla cement factory collapse kills eight

Tanzania albino murders: 'More than 200 witchdoctors' arrested

Fred Talbot: Police submit report to Scottish prosecutors

Sir Terry Pratchett, renowned fantasy author, dies aged 66

France investigates IS killing video over Merah link

Victory over Boko Haram terrorists our ultimate aspiration, says NAF

Importers abandon cargoes due to high clearance cost

Terrorists will never occupy Nigeria’s territory again, says Badeh

JAMB: Students seek improved computer-based examination

Buhari pledges to harness Nigeria's gas resources if elected

Clarify Nigeria-Morocco diplomatic row, APC tells Jonathan

Indonesia rejects Australian offer to pay for pair's jail time

Two police shot amid protests in Ferguson

New Cuba US direct phone link established

Nemtsov daughter: Putin 'politically' to blame for murder

Australia probes reports teenager died in IS suicide attack

Secret Service investigates agents after White House crash

Sri Lanka president Sirisena pledges war crimes inquiry

Ferguson police shot during protest

Wednesday, March 11, 2015

‘Mr. President cannot be trusted for second term’

‘Jonathan’s approach to Boko Haram insurgency is the best’

Why PDP shifts focus to SouthWest

10-man Flying Eagles pick World Cup ticket, beat Congo 4-1

VC defends deployment of military for polls, police raise special squads

Senate confirms Obanikoro, others, as APC senators walk out

Danjuma visits Jonathan, denies alleged party membership

Military reclaims three more towns in Yobe

Govt commercialises NIMET’s operations, set to raise IGR

PDP alleges deal by Buhari, West to legalise same sex marriage

EU, CPC partner on consumer rights, support for the poor

Isiaka, Amosun trade words over allegation of intolerance

NEMA, stakeholders parley over polls-related violence, prepare assessment report

APC raises the alarm on suspected killer squads targeting opposition

APC, Fayemi lack moral right to oppose Jega’s removal, says Fayose

Bauchi House of Assembly candidate kidnapped

Party adopts Jonathan as presidential candidate

Group rallies support for APC in Lagos

11 service members missing in crash presumed dead

You cannot become world best sitting at home, says Edem

NFF still acting on President’s directive, says Ezeugo

Probitas/B. Ayorinde, Aluko & Oyebode take early lead

Tanzania bus crash leaves 41 dead in Iringa

Organisers plan pre-Okpekpe race

Anxiety, intrigues as NLC’s rescheduled election holds Thursday

Nigeria’s crude oil earnings drop to N1.9 trillion in Q4

Nigeria, Indonesia’s trade volume hits $4 billion

MultiChoice phases out 100,000 non-secure decoders

IFC powers rural communities with Lighting Africa project

Firm offers free int’l shipping to Nigeria

Senate, Reps agree on $53 benchmark for 2015 budget

Former general manager’s petition against Nigeria Cricket Federation president rocks body

Organisers assure fans of adequate security at GOtv Boxing Night 

Warri Wolves go underground for Dedebit FC of Ethiopia

JAMB candidates protest in Kano

‎Jega urges RECs to shun distractions ahead of general elections

Islamic State conflict: Iraq making 'final push' on Tikrit

Spain pledges support for counter terrorism in Nigeria

‎Lagos doctors may begin fresh strike on Monday

CPC partners EU to protect the poor

Senate confirms Obanikoro as minister

U.S. agency to conduct research on kidney diseases in Jigawa

Suspected Boko Haram member escapes arrest at Buni Yadi

Nigeria descending into fascism, says APC

Saudis recall Sweden ambassador amid diplomatic row

Spanish court dismisses paternity suit against ex-king

IS in major assault on Syria border town

S. Korea, China, Japan seek to ease tensions, set up FM meet

NATO demands full OSCE access in eastern Ukraine

E.On posts record loss on power plant costs

Pakistan soldiers raid and seal off MQM headquarters

Islamic State posts Israeli Arab 'spy death video'

Prime suspect in Nemtsov killing likely confessed 'under torture'

Children wasting away as hunger hits 200,000 in Madagascar

Saudi jails rights group founder for 10 years

Indonesia threatens Australia with 'tsunami' of asylum-seekers

French experts go to Argentina to probe reality TV tragedy

Security forces raid Pakistan party offices in Karachi

Outcry as Australia PM calls Aboriginal communities 'lifestyle choice'

Flight attendant sues Korean Air over 'nut rage' incident

Colombia halts air raids on FARC in major boost to peace drive

Blue whales 'switch on' Antarctic song

Lagos APC lauds INEC for successful trial of card readers

AIG hosts governors, others over peaceful elections

Richard Branson calls on Indonesia to spare Bali Nine pair

US condemns 'reign of terror' in Crimea, east Ukraine

South Korea flight attendant sues over 'nut rage'

Utah considers resuming firing squad executions

Unlikely allies fight for solar energy in Florida

Japan marks 4th anniversary of quake-tsunami disaster

Tuesday, March 10, 2015

Myanmar launches probe into student protest crackdown

Argentina investigates deadly helicopters crash

Colombia to temporarily halt bombing of Farc rebels

Ferguson city manager John Shaw resigns

Berlusconi "bunga bunga" case acquittal confirmed

Learning from yesterday

Reported kidney donor to Israeli student not our son, says Jadesimi

Reps caution media against hate-campaigns

Female suicide bomber kills 25 in Maiduguri market blast

PDP governors, Abubakar, Nwabueze, others insist on March 28, April 11 polls

Gov Shettima is culpable over Chibok girls’ kidnap, PDP insists

Plot to impeach Elechi suffers setback, seven lawmakers back out

Ogun, Osun workers protest against non-payment of salaries

Govt moves to bridge rich-poor gap, targets 10m in social protection net

No plan to quit APC, says Atiku

APC alleges plot by PDP to disrupt roadshow in Ekiti

Lagos governorship candidates sign pact with women, society groups

Daniel, Obanikoro, Akinjide, seek support for Isiaka

Lagos PDP aspirant sues chairman over name substitution

Reps demand Keshi’s immediate sack, as NFF technical committee meets Wednesday

Excited Assar ready to rumble, as teenage Animashaun enters second round

Heineken 90 prizes in 90 minutes promotion kicks off

Senate commends govt over defeat of Boko Haram

Candidates laud CBT, Ojerinde on innovation

Ilorin varsity hospital ends woman’s 20 years of childlessness

Minister defends use of military for polls

Obama declares Venezuela national security threat

Senate approves report on Electoral Act 2010 Amendment Bill

Military recaptures Bama town

Underwriting firms revert to composite structure

CBN, AMCON, others lose bid to stop suit against Bank PHB’s nationalisation

Manufacturers move to tackle operational challenges

Eko Disco unveils N18 billion investment plan for 2015

Fashola raises hope on Lekki refinery, to produce 400,000 bpd

Jonathan fires Agwai, appoints Akau SURE-P chairman

PDP petitions, to meet INEC over card readers

Jonathan fires Agwai as SURE-P chairman, appoints Akau

Senate  lauds renewed onslaught against insurgency

FG moves to enthrone social equilibrium

Fayose challenges court jurisdiction to hear impeachment suit

Govt meets parents of slain Yobe students, assures assistance

Troops will soon recapture Madagali, says GOC

Seven Ebonyi lawmakers withdraw from Elechi’s impeachment move

UNIZIK suspends 5 lecturers for misconduct

Boko Haram-IS pledge is act of desperation, says govt

Insurgents attack Chibok village again, torch houses

Bomb threat forces Hong Kong jet to make emergency landing

Dame Evelyn Glennie, Emmylou Harris win Polar Music Prize

Italy pledges 8.0 bn euros to Juncker growth plan

Bombs kill civilian, officer in Egypt's Sinai

China's core inflation rises by 1.4% in February

Ivory Coast's former first lady Simone Gbagbo jailed

Myanmar student protesters clash with riot police

S.Korea says will 'punish' firms that bow to North in wage row

Three charged over Nottingham care home death

Three French sports stars die in Argentina helicopter crash

Indian activist held after screening banned rape film

Netherlands justice minister resigns over deal with drug trafficker

New Zealand police probe threat to poison baby formula

Towelette washed up in Australia unlikely from MH370

Mob attacks Owerri fast food outlet over suspicion of ritual practice

APC, Buhari should withdraw from presidential race, says Ekiti governor

Adeleke asks Nigerians to vote out PDP in this month’s election

Don’t be deceived by Fayose’s antics, APC tells workers

UPN guber candidate denies stepping down for Amosun

Jang tasks police on hitch-free polls

Kwara community lauds speaker over support

Kano women groups, Benue North-East back Jonathan’s re-election bid

Monarch cautions against using religion to cause trouble

2,150 barrels per day milestone as Qua Iboe hits first oil

Obama mocks Republican letter to Iran over nuclear talks

Three French sports personalities die in Argentina helicopter crash

Government funding boost for Australia's ailing car industry

China's core inflation rises 1.4% in February

Hundreds of sex offenders missing, police figures show

Ukraine crisis: Poroshenko confirms rebel weapons moved

Monday, March 09, 2015

UN brushes off Australia PM's angry asylum-seeker response

British foreign minister warns of threat from Russia

French reality TV cast among 10 killed in Argentine crash

Peru first lady denies taking Venezuelan campaign cash

Students march to protest black teen's killing in Wisconsin

'Urgent need' for unified anti-jihadist force

‘President Jonathan is a true democrat at heart’

‘People managing Mr. President are not doing good job’

Ukraine says rebels attack near Mariupol, NATO deploys Baltics troops

Nigeria pleads for mercy for nationals on death row in Indonesia

Army bars journalists from trial of General, 22 others

Seven PDP govs working, mobilising for APC, says Okorocha

Group warns Yoruba against voting for Jonathan

JAMB computer-based UTME begins Tuesday

‘Moroccan monarch did not snub Jonathan’

Garba sure of team’s success, as Congo dares Flying Eagles

Sack Keshi, get Jose Mourinho, Pep Guardiola, Danagogo warns NFF

Brume sees brighter future, as victorious Nigeria’s junior athletics team returns

Amuneke in Delta for new players, laments effects of age cheats

CBN kicks against NDIC's alleged plot to usurp role

Experts project further fall in oil prices

Pan-African fish initiative may salvage sector’s $5b yearly loss

BOA disburses N1.5b to Bauchi farmers

Customs suspends 23 officers over alleged extortion, rape

UN urges world action against use of women by extremists

CP, Oyo State, Muhammed Katsina (left), Omololu Bishi, Chris Owolabi, Ayo Sonubi at the signing of peace accord for party candidates in Ibadan, Monday.Photo: NAJEEM RAHEEM

Chibok communities, parents fault Okonjo-Iweala’s visit

Clark, others charge PDP’s allies to work for Jonathan’s re-election

Court adjourns suit on Acting Rivers CJ’s appointment to April 15

Journalists protest against rising political violence, attack on colleagues

Firm’s ex-workers vow to press for justice in 20-year case

Libyan govt forces attack Tripoli airport

Group faults INEC’s mock poll

APC accuses PDP of plotting to recruit security personnel as polls’ officials

PDP group faults INEC over incidence form, voting points

Women warn against elections’ shift

NNPC Audit Report: BudgIT Sends FOI Request To Auditor-General

Emem is MVP, as Ikot Ekpene wins Mobil Schools Sports

NNPC/Shell Cup states’ finals hold Tuesday

Fans to get 50 decoders in GOtv Boxing Night

Committee rejects insurance brokers’ bill

Nigeria seeks release of prisoners on death row in Indonesia

Group in London tasks western media on balanced reporting

Tourism, financial, professional service sectors record dwindling stakeholders confidence, says LCCI

UTME: We are not afraid of Computer-Based Test, say Nasarawa candidates

Regional troops retake Damasak from Boko Haram

Protests trail government’s plan to scrap agencies

Customs suspends 23 officers over alleged $13,000 extortion, rape

I'll confront insecurity with zeal, says Buhari

Expert rues challenges of EFT accounts reconciliation

Stanbic IBTC bags fourth custody award

 Fire guts AIT studio

Putin reveals Russia secret Crimea takeover in documentary

BOA disburses N1.5b to 8,494 farmers in Bauchi

Sambo solicits support for Nigeria's presidency of AFDB

APC condemns Maiduguri bombings

Football fans applaud Flying Eagles performance

Islamic State conflict: Deadly strike on Syria refinery

Terminal operators revenue eroded by 58%, says Association

Primate urges Nigerians to ensure peace at elections

BOA disburses N1.5 BN to 8,494 farmers in Bauchi

Netanyahu denies reneging on Palestinian state speech

Mother killed in Australia while on phone to husband in India

Thai police blame Red Shirt 'network' for Bangkok blasts

US terror suspect thought killed in Philippines raid

Brothers stopped at Sydney airport 'attempting to join IS'

Police arrest woman selling PVCs in Kaduna

Yero, El Rufai bicker over rising political violence

Fuel Sells for 115per Litter As Scarcity Cripples Kano

APC lauds test-run of card readers

5,000 get loan to boost business in Ondo

Ekiti awards N1.2b contracts to local carpenters and furniture makers

Oyo APC, AP trade blames over allege plot to cause mayhem in Ibadan

Venezuela installs finger scanners in supermarkets

David Cameron pledges more free school by 2020

Solar Impulse plane begins epic global flight

Sunday, March 08, 2015

Militants attack UN as Mali hunts jihadist nightclub killers

UN chief calls on world to stop destruction of Iraqi sites

Families visit Australians on Indonesian death row

UN condemns 'heinous' Mali attack on peacekeepers

'Britain's white jihadi' a teen from Australia

Jordan's King Abdullah, Queen Rania to visit Morocco on Tuesday

Church of England's first female bishop gets to work

Energy official killed in Dominican Republic

Subscribers allege exploitation as DStv service tariffs rise

Reps panel lauds govt over great green wall

Minister tasks FRSC on road safety

Nigeria’s Keystone Bank completes divestment from Ugandan subsidiary

Post-election agenda: The place of 2014 National Conference recommendations in fighting corruption 

Modern And Traditional Elite, 1890-1920: The Coalition (3)

Oyo APC, party’s chieftain in Kwara warn PDP not to truncate democracy

Fire guts ITV, Benin

Kunle Afolayan’s October 1 shines at AMVCA

Kano records successful card reader test-run

Yoruba to gain from Jonathan’s re-election, say Mimiko, campaign group

Reps panel wants budget office returned to planning commission

Utomi tasks media on collapse of culture

INEC extends PVC collection date

It’s too late to rally for votes, APC tells Jonathan

SERAP tasks Okonjo-Iweala over comments on alleged missing N30 trillion

Policemen in Lagos, Ogun oppose strike

Empowerment critical to poverty eradication, says Action Aid

Fayose opposes use of card reader for polls

Shettima suspends campaign over Maiduguri multiple blasts

Igbo group in Lagos restates commitment to APC

APC Chairmen Forum elects Ajomale as pioneer chairman

Makarfi warns against rulings capable of truncating elections

Police investigate alleged plots to frame Jonathan, Wike, others

UPN sues INEC over omission of candidates’ names

Two pro-IS teens stopped at Sydney Airport

Egypt court adjourns retrial of Al Jazeera journalists

Pillars’ experience reveals domestic league players’ ordeal, says Chukwu

Stakeholders want NFF to intervene in Ebonyi FA polls crisis

King’s College CBN-sponsored sports pavilion begs for help

Nigeria pips S’ Africa to CAA Junior Athletics Championships title

Pinnick defends foreign training for coaches, former internationals

Minister lauds Korea over support for taekwondo

Egyptians arrive, as Lagos ITTF World Tour draws hold Monday

APC drags First Lady to ICC over campaign comments

Rates trend lower as market opens liquid

How NIPC is being positioned for greater relevance, by Umar

CITN scores govt’s tax plans low, seeks review of budget proposals

Chamber explains drop in business confidence index

Blogger lashing: Saudi rejects criticism of Badawi case

Nemtsov murder: five suspects appear in Russia court

China trade surplus hits new record as exports grow

Tears for MH370 as mystery persists on anniversary

Flight MH370: No new clues in interim report

Two civilians, peacekeeper killed in Mali rocket attack: UN

Harrison Ford plane crash: Doctor feared fireball

Smart meters energy saving project at risk, say MPs

Frankie the dog 'sniffs out thyroid cancer'

Boko Haram pledges allegiance to IS

Saudi, Germany seek to boost economic ties

Saturday, March 07, 2015

N. Korea rejects links to US envoy attacker

Mohammed Emwazi: Tanzanian officer recalls airport arrest

Radical Islamists 'facing ban on working with children'

MH370: Malaysia marks first anniversary of flight's loss

Malaysia PM 'hopeful' MH370 will be found, committed to search

Obama in Selma: 'Our march is not over'

Greek PM urges Varoufakis to 'talk less, do more'

Obama weighs in on Clinton email controversy

Police on standby as man spotted on UK parliament roof

UN calls for swift justice after 'heinous' Mali attack

Bill Clinton defends foreign donations to foundation

For Fifty Shades Of Grey, Public Screening Is Forbidden

Rough And Tumble Politics In Ebonyi, As Elechi Battles State With Abuja Politicians

Plateau 2015: Pwajok Unveils Blueprint, Rallies PDP Stakeholders For Oneness

Ogun’s Three-Horse Race

ABC Nwosu: Those Who Love Nigeria Are Happy Elections Were Postponed

Politics Is Not All About Money, But Issues, Says Okereke

Sijuade, Ife Monarchs Endorse Jonathan’s Re-election Bid

Maiduguri Multiple Blasts Kill 55, As Army Recovers Two More Local Gov’ts

Tinubu, Osinbajo, Aregbesola Others Lead One-million-man March For Buhari

Election: Osinbajo Urges Nigerians To Support Use Of Card Readers

INEC Accredits Group To Monitor Elections

African Ministers Call For Adaptation, Mitigation Of Global Temperature Below 1.5°C

‘We Want To Vote, Give Us Our PVCs’

Why Southeast Is Underdeveloped, By ISMN

‘Imo Varsity Law Faculty Ready For Accreditation’

Edo APC, PDP Candidates Trade Words On Alleged Planned Attacks

MASSOB Cautions Uwazuruike Over ‘Number Plates’, Others

Addis Ababa 2015: Team Nigeria, South Africa Head To Photo-finish Again

INEC Commissioner expresses satisfaction, stakeholders worried over efficacy of card readers

APC members will fast, pray henceforth till elections, says Ambode

58 die after Boko Haram’s multiple blasts hit Maiduguri

Three bombings blamed on Boko Haram kill 58 in Maiduguri

How Unfriendly Port Environment Causes N2 Trillion Yearly Revenue Loss To Nigeria

Kogi Budget 2015: The Challenge Of IGR And Poor Fiscal Policy

Govt Blames Power Outage On Pipeline Vandalism

Jos Steel Rolling Mill To Come Alive With 50MW Power Plant

INEC conducts hitch-free Card Reader test in Kano

Jay-Jay Okocha... Time To ‘Dribble’ Outside The Pitch

Injured Kano Pillars players relocated to Kano for further treatment

Telephone penetration in Nigeria hits 100 per cent mark, says NCC

Multiple bomb blasts claim 33 in Maiduguri

General elections: Oyedepo urges Christians to pray for God’s choices

Large turnout at pre-election trial in Niger

Sports community rallies support for Jonathan’s second term

Bomb blast claims 33 in Maiduguri

Kerry seeks to boost European unity around Iran deal

Burundi's Catholic Church speaks out over third mandate for president

Brazil authorizes investigation of lawmakers in graft scandal

Qatar women launch start-ups despite social constraints

Women under Boko Haram face fear, violence and kidnapping

Promises of love, jobs for foreign recruits in IS 'utopia'

US senator accused of corruption

Obama in Selma for milestone march's 50th anniversary

Police forces all face major budget cuts

US woman kidnapped in central Nigeria is free

Ex-Sarkozy aide arrested in Libya funding probe

Iraqi army drives IS from key town

Missing Malaysia Airlines flight 'will be found'

Yobe IPAC Passes Vote Of Confidence On INEC Conduct Elections

Benin Crown Prince Clears Air On Jonathan’s Endorsement Controversy

Friday, March 06, 2015

Dame Jonathan in Owerri, moves to justify husband’s re-election bid, Receives 2,000 APC, APGA decamping women

Kaduna PDP Chieftains Score Jonathan High On Military Offensive, Say It Will Pave Way For Election In N/E States

NAFDAC Storms Aba Market, Seeks Cooperation Against Fake Products

Lab Scientists Warn Against Use Of Biologists, Technologists To Generate Medical Results

To Compete You Must Be Prepared To Lose!

Day Northerners Living In South Endorsed Jonathan

Ambode And The Tours Of Lagos

Otti, Ikpeazu And The Battle For Abia Governorship Seat

Buhari Returns From London Trip, Insists He Is Fit To Lead Nigeria

Rain Of Tributes As Business Mogul, Okoya-Thomas, Is Laid To Rest

Labour Chief Cautions NLC Leaders Against Electoral Malpractice During Delegates’ Conference

Jonathan Leads Physical Training Exercise In Abuja Saturday

N777 Billion Gained From Intervention Programmes, Says Minister

Brume, Oduduru, Others Hit Gold For Team Nigeria

Yakubu Seeks FA Cup Glory

Injured Kano Pillars Return Home

Court Dismisses SCOAN Application To Stop Coroner’s Inquest

Group Urges APC To Promote INEC, Not Jega

Terrorism: Ekhomu Wants FG To Arm Hunters

SDP Gubernatorial Candidate Denies Stepping Down

Health Camp Holds In Lagos

Why Jonathan Will Still Win In Kogi State By Wada

Sunrise Staff Want Govt To Attend To Their Plight

NASFAT Celebrates Low - Key Anniversary

New Quarters For Mark, Tambuwal, Others To Cost N27.1B, Says FCT Minister

Propaganda Won’t Save Buhari From Losing, Says Group

PFU, Astel Train Nigerians On Fujitsu Imaging Technology

Courteville Opens New Office

Delta community vows to disrupt EPZ’s flag-off

Ghana, Togo, Others Set For Lagos Water Regatta

Senegal 2015 AYC: African Youths Go To ‘War’

South Sudan’s peace move fails

1.2m IDPs people northern, central Nigeria

Court dismisses TB Joshua’s application to stop coroner’s inquest

Activists lament rising incidences of child sexual abuse

Employment: NUC to create portal for Ph.D holders

NSCDC closes 15 security companies in Lagos

PDP candidate targets N1bn monthly IGR for Abia

Nigerian on death row in Indonesian says goodbye to lover

Benue PDP begins grassroots campaign for Jonathan’s re-election

EU sees 'good deal' at hand in Iran nuclear talks

Beijing yet to approve MH370 commemoration: relatives

Greek PM seeks EU talks after ECB snub

Taiwan court sentences subway killer to death

Myanmar defends rally crackdown as police arrest more protesters

Oil prices up in Asian trade

Hong Kong democrats hail 'honourable' UK MPs after report

S. Korea police probe US envoy attacker's links with North

US envoy attack: S Korea police seek attempted murder charge

Thursday, March 05, 2015

Lessons learnt as MH370 hunt marks one year

Northern divisions undermine peace hopes in Mali

Nine hurt in China station knife attack

Population rose 500,000 since 2011 - Oxford analysis

Nisman family say Argentina prosecutor was murdered

Top US lawmakers urge Obama to send weapons to Ukraine

PLO to end historic Israeli security agreement

Harrison Ford badly hurt in LA plane crash

Sudan, Egypt, Ethiopia agree basis of Nile water deal

Australia protests Indonesia's treatment of death row men

UN council to vote on condemning Syria chlorine bombs

Buhari too weak to rule, says Alao-Akala

Intrigues in Ebonyi political crisis

Dr. Dele Cole’s Modern and Traditional Elites in the Politics of Lagos

Why politicians’ health suffer as election campaigns intensify

839 health workers affected by Ebola

INEC to test card readers in 54 Kano polling units

Agbaje pledges better deal for traders

C’River PDP gov candidate sued for alleged perjury

PDP, APC trade words over use of card reader for polls

Tinubu, Oyegun, Agwai, others grace Obasanjo’s 78th birthday

We’re interested in electoral process, not candidate, party, says EU

Delta declares Friday holiday over PVC

Police allege external influence in strike threat

NNPP backs Jonathan for re-election

Over 1.4m candidates for computer-based UTME

Delta declares today holiday over PVC

U.S. envoy commends INEC’s card reader initiative

House of Representatives scraps service-wide vote, approves $54pb crude benchmark

INEC to conduct mock elections in Nasarawa

Three die in Ibadan political violence

Alake preaches religious tolerance as Egba mark Lisabi festival

14 political parties sign peace pact in Zamfara

Iheanacho, Imo APGA governorship candidate seeks removal of immunity clause

Umeh deserves encouragement, says NULGE

Quadri returns to 31, as Assar climbs to 37 in ITTF ranking

Shalom Schools sports meet holds Friday

Plateau CAN protests non-availability, unequal distribution of PVCs

Akwa Ibom students ready for Mobil championships grand finale

Four-year-old burnt alive in Benue

Patience Jonathan, in Lokoja, seeks votes for President

JAMB, candidates row over fee in Kogi

Aviation fuel: Chidoka meets delegation of major marketers

‘We want to use basketball to affect peoples lives positively’

Darkness looms as vandals destroy gas pipeline

Boko Haram kill several residents Gwoza

‘How Nigeria can be among top 10 economies by 2050’

Our fears about card readers, by Babangida Aliyu

Leeway to sustainable economic growth, by stakeholders

Oando receives N50b payout, settles loan for ConocoPhillips’ acquisition

NACCIMA partners Cote D’Ivoire to drive non-oil export

Association to promote Nigeria’s trade ties with Portugal

Liberia's last Ebola patient discharged

Chibok girls are alive, will be rescued, says Jonathan

INEC earmarks 54 polling units for Card Reader field test in Kano

44 ships to arrive Lagos ports with foods, petroleum products

US envoy commends Nigeria’s card reader initiative as NHRC insists on solders deployment for elections

Emir of Gusau, Kabir Danbaba, dies at 88

Apapa traffic gridlock affecting loading of petroleum product, says NUPENG

FG, abducted Chibok schoogirls' parents meet in Maiduguri

Environmentalist predicts acid rain in 2015

PDP, APC, sign peace pact with police in Bida

Health minister urges EU support for medical diplomacy in Africa

German BND spy agency hit by 'Watergate' leak

Kerry briefs wary Gulf ministers after Iran nuclear talks

N. Korea says attack on US envoy in Seoul "just punishment'

Rescuers find 32 dead miners in east Ukraine mine says rebel official

Pakistan stops Baluch rights activist leaving country

Prince William's wildlife speech draws online applause in China

Australia PM suggests MH370 search could be scaled back

US ambassador to South Korea injured by knife-wielding attacker

Mexico arrests Zetas cartel leader Omar Trevino Morales

Wednesday, March 04, 2015

Australia offers prisoner swap for Bali Nine convicts

China's Premier Li Keqiang sets out economic goals

Election 2015: Cameron agrees to just one TV debate

Turkish leader using slander law to stifle dissent, say critics

Australia, Colombia police take down drug syndicate

Libya declares force majeure at 11 oil fields after attacks

Lawyer slain in Mozambique received threats

Rwanda's Kagame looks set to join Africa's stay-put leaders

‘Why Lagos deserves special status’

Banks open $500m fresh LCs for oil marketers

FEC okays N2.4b for auto testing equipment, tools

Police warn against planned strike

INEC to test run card readers on Saturday

U.S.-based Nigerian Christians dismiss claims of alleged diversion of $50,000

CDS rues denigration of military, urges support for anti-terror war

Asiodu, others warn against polls’ derailment

2015 budget: Sports may get zero allocation

LMC goes tough on ‘substandard venues,’ bans Nnewi, Nembe, Uyo stadia

N1.6m scholarship excites Mobil Championship stars

Quadri, Meshref are Lagos Open top seeds

Delta Federations Cup draws hold in Warri

‘I wish I had Gotv opportunity in my boxing days’

I did not spite my deputy, says Aliyu

Stakeholders unite against campaign of calumny

Cleric cautions against Jega’s removal

‘Faulty foundation led to The Synagogue building collapse’

PDP alerts of mass protest over alleged card reader manipulation

Hamlet hits Lagos theatres

Heavy importation threatening local manufacturers, says BoI

MTN Group records $12.4 billion profit, claims 223.4milliom subscribers

IHG, Wavecrest launch hospitality academy in Nigeria

ASSE moves to achieve optimal occupational safety

Keshi’s ‘slave contract’ comment uncalled for, says Okocha

Goals rain, as BOA Lawyers League begins

Court orders INEC to register Young Democratic Party

APC alleges plots to discredit Jega

Senate differs screening of Obanikoro, three others till next week

NFF target African Youth Championship success

Benue politicians sign peace pact

Trial begins for suspect in 2013 Boston marathon bombings

2015 polls: Amaechi tasks INEC on impartiality

The elderly are not aliens, says Pope Francis

INEC to test-run Smart Card Readers on Saturday

Nigeria, Seychelles seek closer ties

Ten dead as migrant boat capsizes off Sicily

Police hunt mob who killed woman in suicide bombing scare

IPMAN directs members to commence importation of petrol

Putin urges end to political killings

Tanzania floods sweep Shinyanga 'killing 38 people'

Britain wins court ruling against ECB on euro banks

Delhi gang rapist interview: Minister promises inquiry

Armenia-Azerbaijan bloodletting threatens Karabakh ceasefire

Obama says Netanyahu's Iran speech contains 'nothing new'

US billionaire says WWII Japanese ship found in Philippines

EU, Cuba hold new round of talks to normalize ties

'At least 32' miners killed in east Ukraine mine blast

Ukraine gas blast 'kills 30' at Zasyadko coal mine

Diplomats seek end to Bangladesh unrest as Zia misses court

Australians on Indonesia death row arrive on execution island

Sanctions threat an obstacle to peace, says South Sudan

Turkish Airlines plane skids off Nepal runway

Sri Lanka arrests France-bound woman over rebel links

MH370 families trapped in 'black hole' one year later

S. Korea's anti-graft law gets mixed reviews

Tuesday, March 03, 2015

Cheap yen, fading Fukushima fears lure Japan tourists

Police arrest 50, teargas JAMB candidates in Makurdi

Kwara PDP urges Gbemisola Saraki not to leave party

‘HIV/AIDS could be eradicated by 2020’

Jonathan summons Ebonyi governor, deputy, others

Edo North candidates sign peace pact

Oil prices mixed in Asian trade

Western powers vow 'strong' response if major Ukraine truce violation

Gold is not forever: Ivorian boom towns worry for future

Australian radio station's royal hoax call broke the law

UK government sells Eurostar stake for £757.1m

Colombia detains Cuba-bound Chinese ship carrying weapons

Bali Nine Australians Chan and Sukumaran moved to execution site

‘Violence has no room in democracy’

Mimiko, Kashamu berate APC, canvass support for Jonathan

INEC ready for 2015 polls

70 insurgents killed in repelled attack

Govt moves to avert possible measles, meningitis epidemics

SERAP sues Okonjo-Iweala

Issues of graft in Nigeria exaggerated, says Jonathan

PPN presidential candidate, Allagoa, steps down for Jonathan

SERAP sues Okonjo-Iweala over alleged breach of FOI Act

APC blames fuel scarcity on non-payment of subsidy, corruption

NAFDAC declares billionaire fake drug suspect wanted, arrests printer, others

Agency begins free medical treatment for soldiers, families

Atiku condoles with Obaigbena over brother’s death

Reps, Emerhor, others warn against Jega’s removal, group disagrees

Presidential taskforce targets 6,000mw by June

Why Jonathan will win 2015 polls, by Akpabio

Japan donates N1.6b to IDPs, for anti-terror war in Nigeria

Daniel greets Adeboye on 73rd birthday

Agbaje flays Fashola over tax, Ambode pledges better deal

Jonathan, solution to Nigeria’s problems, says youth group

Group urges Jega to resign over alleged poor preparation for polls

President commends TAN, launches PDP volunteer scheme

‘Cash strapped’ Team Nigeria departs for Addis Ababa

Students host Akpabio on Mobil tourney’s final day

Quadri eyes Lagos ITTF World Tour title

Stakeholders to sustain auto policy’s implementation plan

NNPC canvasses support for Nigerian-owned vessels

Safety experts harp on compliance with global standards

Fidelity Bank targets new industrial clusters for funding

Manufacturers, NERC set for new power deal

Netanyahu warns U.S. against Iran nuclear deal

ISIS threatens Twitter over blocked accounts

Petraeus pleads guilty to mishandling classified U.S. info

Appeal Court okays Jonathan to contest election

U.S. will 'confront aggressively' Iran's regional expansion

Iran a 'global threat', says Israel's Benjamin Netanyahu

FG reassures Nigerians on availability of fuel

Israel's Netanyahu begins contentious Iran speech in U.S.

Synagogue: Court adjourns ruling on suit against coroner's inquest till March 6

Kenya destroys 15 tonnes of ivory to stem elephant poaching

13 ships laden with foods, petroleum products arrive Lagos ports

UN charges Nigeria on Boko Haram, congratulates Mali on peace talks

Sierra Leone gets $80m IMF grant to fight Ebola

Robbers invade Bishop’s Court in Edo

APC distances party from fuel scarcity

Financial experts foresee economic stability by third quarter

Egypt court formally delays parliamentary election

Fierce clashes rage around Iraqi city of Tikrit

Becky Watts search: Body parts found at Bristol house

Boris Nemtsov funeral: Russia restricts foreign mourners

Tunisia blogger gets 6 months for defaming army

Tinder to charge older users more for premium facilities

Looted and leaking, South Sudan's oil wells pose health risk

OSCE to monitor truce violation areas: Kiev

Sweden eyes fingerprint scans to stop passport fraud

Rosetta catches its own shadow

Regular coffee drinkers have 'cleaner' arteries

Anti-Islamist general named Libya army chief

US, Iran launch new round of nuclear talks

Argentina moves to nationalize railways

Arms removal... or relocation? Ukraine ceasefire observers in the dark

Barclays reports 21% fall in pre-tax profits

Monday, March 02, 2015

Fidel Castro's revolutionary lover dies at the age of 89

Canadian pastor 'missing in North Korea'

Venezuela gives US two weeks to cut 80 diplomats

Ukraine crisis: OSCE monitors 'to be sent to truce violation areas'

Australia to send more troops to train Iraqi forces

Jail terms proposed for those who 'neglect' sex abuse victims

Obama: Iran should halt nuclear work for decade

APC, Ladoja trade words

Group cautions FG on privatisation of NACETEM

Aregbesola congratulates Adeboye at 73

Minister lauds Jonathan on his contribution to Oyo tertiary institutions

Yero pledges to boost agric, re-opens tomato factory

Electricity firm moves to improve service to Kano, other customers

El-Rufai alleges destruction of billboards, others by PDP

Arewa chieftain cautions against plan to sack Jega

Ekweremadu urges pilgrims to pray for peaceful polls

APA presidential candidate, Ayeni, pledges to end insurgency

Osinbajo represents Tinubu, not Yoruba or Christians

Los Angeles police chief says homeless man grabbed for gun

Oxford grooming: 'No hiding' from authorities' failures

Iraq 'seizes districts from IS' in Tikrit advance

President Jonathan give directions to end fuel scarcity

Zoning, marginalisation in A’Ibom guber politics

‘Sokoto will enjoy fairness, justice under me’

Uruguay bids ‘pauper President’ Mujica, farewell

Military recovers 30 communities, sacks terrorists

Hope rises as three petrol vessels berth at Lagos port

ECOWAS court pledges protection for 750,000 stateless persons

Court dismisses no case submission by pipeline vandals

FCT to raise N15b IGR through entertainment tax, others

APC faults Ribadu’s statement on change of C-in-C

If PDP is corrupt, APC is beneficiary, says Ochekpe

I’m not against Obanikoro’s ministerial bid, says George

NDLEA arrests two ex-convicts for drug trafficking

Anxiety in Awka as court hears suit on candidate nomination

Jonathan’s supporters woo Benin chiefs

Iraq launches offensive to take back Tikrit from ISIL

Nigeria targets $2 billion from cashew export

NPA partners NNPC on gas industrial park project

Oil prices slide toward $61 on dollar, supply concerns

Onagoruwa holds forte as IBEDC pioneer MD resigns

East-West road now 90 per cent complete, says minister

Don’t write off Eaglets yet, Amuneke begs Nigerians

NNPC to import over 1bn litres of petrol in March

Keshi has not rejected NFF’s offer, says agent

Botched Ghana friendly: NFF opts for Cote d’Ivoire, South Africa

Abia Warriors’ pitch set for new season’

Sierra Leone fires National Security boss

What Nigerian coaches will gain from capacity building in London, by Okocha

Wada’s son is new Kogi FA vice chairman

Dipeolu Schools proprietor canvasses sports development in private schools

Lagos ITTF World Tour

Mobil Sports: Students expected in camp Tuesday

2015 polls: Court rejects application against usage of card readers

Military recovers 30 communities, rout terrorists

Fuel scarcity stretches to Kaduna, Zaria

INEC distributes 84% of PVCs in Niger

Saudi diplomat released after three years as al-Qaeda captive in Yemen

FG created 1.4 million jobs in 3 years, says Okonjo-Iweala

Police recover large cache of illegal arms

Police teargas JAMB candidates, arrest 50

Scores of terror suspects killed in Borno village clashes

Bill Gates is named world's richest person again

EPPAN holds e-govt summit

How psychological factors affect forex market

Jonathan offers employment to 167 youths

UN commends Nigeria's assent to zero discrimination law

Cholera epidemic kills 41 in Mozambique

Kerry in staunch defence of Israel at UN rights gathering

Mo Ibrahim prize: Namibia President, Pohamba, gets $5m award

UK rights activists Cage in dock for 'Jihadi John' comments

US police shoot homeless man dead in Los Angeles

'Jihadi John': Emwazi's school not aware of radicalisation

Iraq moves against Islamic State in Tikrit

More than 6,000 killed in 'merciless devastation' in Ukraine says UN

Bangladesh arrests chief suspect in US blogger murder

Hong Kong lawmakers arrested over democracy protests

Prince William meets Xi, visits sites on China visit

Kerry to meet Russia's Lavrov for talks on Ukraine crisis

Australia's Brandis censured over treatment of Triggs

UK defence spending 'concerns' US Army chief Raymond Odierno

Kerry and Lavrov set for Geneva discussions

NDDC steps up execution of projects, others

How medical doctor died in kidnappers’ hideout in Rivers

Ambode gets royal backing, Fayose urges Nigerians to ‘save Buhari from APC cabal’ 

PDP concedes defeat before polls, says Alake

Oyo blames inability to pay pensioners on theft of N6.5b by govt officials

Group warns against removal of Jega, shift in general elections

Sunday, March 01, 2015

APC accuses Ekiti State media of misconduct, petitions NBC

Ladoja promises to fulfill election promises

APC, PDP supporters clash in Ogun

The Gambia to partner Benue in agriculture

INEC distributes 70 per cent permanent voter cards in Kogi

Jonathan starved aggrieved govs of federal allocations, alleges Ahmed

Pwajok ties IDPs’ welfare to ending insurgency

SDP sues IPAC for illegal use of logo

Ahead of polls Imo traders, doctors task aspirants

Governor canvasses task force against fake vehicle number plates

Gov Theodore Orji was not booed , says aide

Demolition of hideouts discourages kidnapping in Anambra, says Police boss

Argentine President Fernandez defends economic policy

Estonia's ruling Reform Party wins election victory

North Korea fires missiles as US-S Korea drills begin

Netanyahu arrives in US for contested Congress Iran speech

Boris Nemtsov murder: Tens of thousands march in Moscow

Between the campaign for continuity and change

'Jihadi John': Mohammed Emwazi was a cold, loner, ex-fighter says

PDP asks candidates, others to brace for more sacrifice

APC spent N5b to arrange Buhari’s Chatham House show, says PDP

Jonathan meets youths, promises to ride made-in-Nigeria cars soon 

Pharmacists task PDP, APC on healthcare

Jonathan eulogises Adeboye at 73

Eaglets beaten again, loses third place to Guinea

Enyimba beats Buffles du Borgu, gets North African opponent

Okon wants quality friendlies, early release of foreign-based players

Toriola withdraws as Egypt’s Assar set to create third title record

Anambra FA: Ubah’s entry excites Umeh

Nigerian doctors separate conjoined twins in U.S.

Afri-Projects partners insist on non-complicity in ‘fraudulent’ PTF contracts

NAC fine-tunes take-off of vehicle finance scheme

WHO says 1.1 billion young people at risk of hearing loss

APC alleges fresh plan to scuttle polls

Buhari’s speech in London empty, laughable, says group

Rights commission, others support military’s deployment for elections

Civil society groups petition Senate over alleged plan to scrap govt agencies

Reps move to ensure treatment for gunshot victims without police report

FRSC begins clampdown on rickety vehicles, urges motorists to regularize documents

Lawyer objects to The Guardian publication on ex-gov

Warri Wolves’ Aigbogun looks beyond Ethiopia’s Dedebit SC

Governor urges commercialisation of football

Goodness House wins Wellsprings sports meet

Chelsea beats Spurs 2-0 to clinch League Cup

Russians march in memory of murdered Putin critic

‘Jihadi John’ relatives under watch in Kuwait

U.S. deserves ‘benefit of the doubt’ on getting Iran nuclear deal, says Kerry

Economy foot-drags at 5.9 per cent growth in Q4

Rates remain high, as naira falls further

Standard Chartered reshuffles board, unveils entitlements’ package

Inlaks boosts financial inclusion with fingerprint-enabled ATMs

Sterling Bank raises online loan scheme’s limit to N10,000

Power generation from coal strategic to industrial revolution, says Obiyo

FIRS, NIBSS, Systemspecs harp on ITAS’ adoption for revenue generation, tax

Female bombers, three others die in Borno blasts

Edo, minister differ on water project

Nepal convicts Canadian volunteer of sexual assault

Bangladeshis eulogise fallen atheist blogger, urge probe

S.Africa repatriates anti-apartheid heroes' remains from Russia

Kristin Scott Thomas: Film actresses face age 'disaster'

United State spy chief James Clapper highlights cyber threats

Boris Nemtsov murder: Thousands set to march in Moscow

Verdict delayed in ex-Gaza strongman graft tria

UN fears hundreds of children kidnapped in South Sudan

India's ruling Hindu party shares power in Muslim-majority Kashmir

Mali government signs peace deal, Tuareg rebels delay

Hong Kong compete in 'boring' ultramarathon

The India budget to boost investment

Court ruling jeopardises Egypt parliamentary elections

German finance chief softens tone, says Greece 'needs time'

Saudi beheaded for murder

Chiang statue beheaded as Taiwan marks 'White Terror

Venezuela to limit US diplomats, require visas for Americans

Saturday, February 28, 2015

ECB to unveil details of QE programme, discuss Greece

US sex abuse suspect detained in Brazil

Syria girls: CCTV shows UK teenagers at Istanbul bus station

'Jihadi John': Mohammed Emwazi 'felt like dead man walking'

Ireland looks forward to dairy boom once EU quotas go

West condemns Nemtsov murder as Putin vows to punish killers

S. Korea's Park urges Japan to apologise to 'comfort women'

Nerves over Russia overshadow Estonian election

China manufacturing shrinks again in February says govt

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