The Punch News Archive for March 2012

Friday, March 30, 2012

Researchers identify genetic markers of drug sensitivity in cancer cells

Abubakar succumbs to VIP pressure


Muamba looking well in hospital

Subsidy probe: Senate hires consultants to analyse vital documents

Nigerians take over at WAEC

Power sector reform on track – Ministry

Beckham to sell England home for £18m

Ronaldo’s girlfriend celebrates with friend in bikini

Lewis gets support from girlfriend in Malaysian

Time lists Jonathan, Obama, 204 others in 2012 influential persons poll

Boko Haram attacks Yobe prison, frees 14 inmates

Alison-Madueke campaigns for Okonjo-Iweala on Twitter

Man jailed for stealing two goats worth N14,000

Don’t buy kerosene from road side hawkers, NNPC warns Nigerians

JAMB releases 2012 UTME results

Organisers postpone MTN Lagos Street Soccer

Thursday, March 29, 2012

Jonathan restates commitment to youth empowerment

Education, catalyst for devt – A’Ibom

Ogun PDP ignores NWC, inaugurates state exco

NAFDAC, research centre sign MoU

Confusion as Oyo factional party excos emerge

Dokpesi denies owing Fidelity Bank

FG begins probe of polys, colleges of education

Groups lament poor immunisation

Fayemi, NBA set for showdown over judges appointment

Civil society groups fault Labour’s endorsement of Oshiomhole

State of Ondo roads worries lawmaker, LG boss

CNPP urges dialogue over Oyo workers’ strike

Ex-ICPC boss flays FG’s rising debt profile

Akingbola begins move to reclaim seized property

40 Cross River cabinet members renounce cultism

Oni advocates discipline in S’West PDP

Army raids Boko Haram hideouts in Kaduna, arrests 65

SSS parades seven for abducting UAE national

NBA canvasses community access to justice

Sofola emerges Body of Benchers chairman

NUPENG urges FG to enforce Dec 31 deadline on zero gas flaring

Lagos police investigate death of three persons in Lagos well

SSS arrests seven suspects over UAE national’s kidnap

FG sells N100bn bonds in March

NNPC to rehabilitate three refineries

Wednesday, March 28, 2012

Oil & Gas: DPR, Norwegian govt rekindle bilateral pact

Delta workers embark on strike over kidnappings

Candidates record 90% failure in NECO

A’Ibom Commissioner warns youths

Police intercept 200 small arms in Benue

Bayero hails Kwankwaso for new cities

Health: Mimiko lauds Ondo, foreign experts collaboration

C’River to ‘repatriate’ Fulani herdsmen

Resident doctors appeal to Amosun over teaching hospital

Cook faster with app-enabled devices

A.M. Best affirms ratings of Ansvar Insurance Limited

Naira falls as fuel importers increase dollar demand

Boko Haram: Northern group carpets Oritsejiafor over dialogue

FG seeks private sector collaboration on immunisation

Nokia seeks to retake China market share

Piracy claims heap more pressure on Murdoch empire

Mixed feelings greets Dickson’s proposed security task force

DPR’s handicap in gas production measurement

Lagos arrests 86 persons for having no address, work

Reps to investigate withdrawals from Stabilisation Account

Referee dishes out five red cards in dressing room

Comoros awards first oil licence

Brent oil slips on $125, possible release

Soldiers kill Boko Haram commander, three others

Nigerians’ demand for Thai rice drops

Tuesday, March 27, 2012

Otunba Gaddafi: Exit of a distinguished entrepreneur

Oyo workers reject new minimum wage table

Bayelsa: Police to arraign suspected killer

Bianca hires private guards for Ojukwu’s house

Ogun varsity workers insist on strike

Special courts not solution to corruption – Fashola

Plateau awards scholarships to late pilot’s children

Nigeria needs $2.5bn for water – Minister

Anambra community boils over youth’s murder

FG opposes SERAP over FoI Act

Ogun police arrest robber, recover stolen vehicle

2013 Escape leads in fuel economy, interior technology

50,000 Jebba residents benefit from waterworks

Jonathan under fire over rising debts

Mauritanian, four others arrested over German kidnap

Capital market: Reps shift probe to April 10

Septuagenarian, 456 others languish in Brazil prisons – Dabiri-Erewa

Expect 236 days of heavy rainfall – Lagos

Cash limit: CBN excludes embassies, international institutions

FG must float infrastructure bond to access pension funds –PenCom

Boko Haram kills spokesman’s father

US nominee for World Bank presidency begins global campaign

SSS arrests Mauritanian, four others over German’s kidnap

Monday, March 26, 2012

Details of Shuaibu’s properties

Agric: Ogun slashes land cost by 80%

FG laments N3tn spent on education

Nigeria tops food-importing nations’ list – Minister

‘Hunger Games’ gorges on $214m global debut

Jack, Dacosta shine at Ikoyi Club t/tennis tourney

Boko Haram insurgency politically-motivated – Islamic teachers

Rivers opposition parties fault PDP

Soldiers, Police take over poly community

Security operatives uncover bomb factory in Kogi

Army chief laments military intervention in governance

FG plans institute for nuclear security training

Nigerians to get national identity numbers in May

Security agents uncover bomb factory in Kogi

Nigerians as bad imitators of democracy

Security scare near U.S. embassy

Fire guts building in Abuja

Labour unions seek same salary structure for public servants

FG recants on Excess Crude Fund, SWF suit

Appeal Court dismisses Akunyili’s appeal

Sunday, March 25, 2012

Monitor your home while away with nanny camera

Terrorism: Multi-billion naira satellite project fails Nigeria

Why we’re not backing Okonjo-Iweala, Ocampo – US

Dar Al Handasah to deliver Badagry, Mainland plans

Japan, Canada to start free trade talks

Corruption allegation unlikely to affect foreign investments –Experts

Esperance start title defence with draw

Industrialise Nigeria

Judge dismisses cleric’s defamation suit against newspaper

Teacher caught on top of pupil arraigned

Soldiers destroy illegal refineries in Edo

Airport project: Delta pays N4.35m compensation

Police arrest man over murder of two persons in Bayelsa

ACN mocks PDP convention

Papal envoy seeks peace in Nigeria

FRSC issues emergency toll-free number

Jonathan joins world leaders for nuclear summit

60 coaches set for coaching course in Kano

No casualty in Abuja filling station blast -Forte Oil

JTF kills three Boko Haram members

Saturday, March 24, 2012

When vagina needs a ‘tightening’

Burning tanker guts fuel station

2015: Arewa youths restate opposition to Atiku, others

Portraits of the southwest in the shadow of drought

‘Tourism development fund, necessity for nation’s growth’

Nigeria set to acquire $5m herbal technology

London Olympics: Nigerians in UK plan big for Team Nigeria

FG to help youths develop talents

Black players with heart problems on the rise

Sanusi Lamido Sanusi and me

Bamanga Tukur emerges consensus PDP national chairman

NSE DG backs Reps probe of capital market

ASUU hopeful of FG’s commitment to varsities

Lagos committed to power generation – Commissioner

Boko Haram members killed by own bomb in Kano

Explosion rocks filling station in Abuja

Rwanda backs Obama’s choice for World Bank presidency, ignores Okonjo-Iweala

Don Jazzy signs deal with Samsung

Friday, March 23, 2012

Plane carrying 8 missing in southern Chile–Officials

Iran warns against intervention in Syria

Major foot-and-mouth outbreak in Egypt threatens region–FAO

UN adopts contested resolution on Sri Lanka war crimes probe

UN calls on S’Leone to explain weapons shipment

Poland’s Walesa urges Pope to defend Cuban dissidents

West to pay Afghan military $4 bn a year – Karzai

37 people killed in two-day violence across Yemen

William, Kate to join Queen in jubilee procession

‘Inferno’ awaits Syria troops if they invade Binesh–Rebel

Dense breasts can nearly double the risk of breast cancer recurrence

MI, Davido, Goldie, Naeto C thrill as OK! Nigeria debuts

Integrity in public service

PDP National Convention: D-Day for Tukur, Oyinlola, Alkali

A walk down memory lane

Dangerous cracks in Ondo PDP

National Disgrace

Rainy season may start on Monday – NIMET

CBN’s retention of 12% MPR inimical to Nigeria’s economy – Henry Boyo

Gunmen kidnap senator’s wife

Unresolved transformer issue

Obama nominates Asian-American for World Bank presidency

EFCC questions Hembe over N44m bribe scandal

Gunmen kidnap senator’s wife in PH

Beat cancer with severe fasting – Study

Murdered British worker, Chris McManus, for burial today

Jonathan, Norway PM co-chair commission on women

Ex-FIFA President, Joao Havelange, recovers slightly

African powers back Okonjo-Iweala for World Bank presidency

UN Security Council, World Bank, ADB move against Mali junta

Thursday, March 22, 2012

Welfarism, strength of ACN — Ekiti house chairman

Flood: Oyo to demolish illegal structures

One killed in Edo bank raid

Katsina Gov’s office razed

World Bank: Zuma, Jonathan hold talks on Okonjo-Iweala

FG, Lagos, Ogun meet over Lagos-Ibadan Expressway

CBN sells N101bn treasury bills

Jonathan, Ekweremadu condemn Mali coup

Labour defies court order, holds pro-Oshiomhole rally

Group worries over poor family planning

Panic in N’Assembly as fire razes office

Al-Qaeda group claims kidnap of German in Kano

FG plans cut in workers’ salaries

Court dismisses Oni’s perjury case against Salami

Cocaine, heart disease, drowning killed Whitney Houston – Coroner

Alleged forgery: Court to decide Customs boss prosecution

Rugby hail W/Cup’s financial success

Sone Aluko desperate to stop Celtic

Bajaj may establish plant in Nigeria

Nigeria, a sports power on the decline

Lawyers frustrating spill compensation – Shell

London 2012: Promasidor, IEI partner with NOC

Lafarge Wapco management scores Lakatabu’s performance high

Group seeks to make use of abattoirs optional

Firm threatens court action over demolished structure

One million persons internally displaced – Refugee commission

Reps urge SEC to stop comments on bribe allegation

World Water Day: FG to establish 57 irrigation projects – Minister

Robbers raid banks in Ekpoma

Ex-FCT minister, Adamu Aliero, dumps CPC for PDP

One dies as NITEL building collapses in Lagos

Fire breaks out in National Assembly annex

US Embassy to support rural projects in Nigeria

My husband is not the father of my three children, woman tells court

France standoff ends as suspect jumps to death

ECOWAS condemns coup in Mali

Wednesday, March 21, 2012

Oni, Oru emerge as PDP national vice-chairmen

Attention, PHCN Kuje

FG urged to fight financial crimes

Why aggrieved PDP members can’t leave – Sekibo

Eight oil basins haven’t been properly explored – NMGS

70% of vehicles have fake insurance certificates – NAICOM

Poor weather conditions may disrupt flights –NIMET

Criminal gangs make $10-15bn through illegal logging –World Bank

Govs thrash Jonathan

House panel may probe Hembe, others in secret

Sylva’s aides yet to return 200 official vehicles

Fire razes Katsina gov’s office

FEC fails to meet

Nigeria’s mobile toilets pioneer, Otunba Gaddafi, dies at 50

15 injured in Ado-Ekiti as commercial motorcyclists clash

Uba wins Anambra South senatorial rerun

Conservation foundation warns Lekki residents

2 killed in Mubi gun attack

98 pupils escape death as fire razes school hostel in Dutse

Civil defence corps parades 87 fake corpers

40 testify at Kogi governorship tribunal

Tuesday, March 20, 2012

Lawmakers’ jumbo allowances

UTME: 1.5m candidates jostle for 500,000 admission slots

Defamation: Briton demands N1bn from police

EFCC arrests Ondo commission boss

Journalist abducted as kidnappers besiege Delta

CBN to investigate banks over pension fund fraud

Ile-Ife book

Salvaging Nigeria

FG demands fair treatment of Nigerian deportees

Suspend okada ban

SEC: House sacks panel

Oteh’s one-day food bill stirs fresh controversy

Memo on N30m Board approval stolen at night – SEC

Police insist on arrest of Oyo NURTW leaders

NDE trains 150 graduates on solar system

UN to strengthen NEMA’s capacity in emergency response – Dufour

1,503,931 candidates to write 2012 UTME – JAMB registrar

Nine vessels head to Lagos ports with 4,000 vehicles

Waiter allegedly kills customer over N10 change

Nigeria doesn’t need foreign technical director – Amodu

Lagos to arrest tax defaulters from April 1

Policemen keep watch over Lagos market

Messi is world’s richest footballer

Reps committee chairman, Herman Hembe, steps down

Fire guts UNILAG Faculty of Science building

Oteh explains N850,000 feeding bill, secondment of Access Bank staff

Monday, March 19, 2012

Aged people decry govts’ neglect

Civil servants threaten to report INEC to ILO

A surf-worthy new tool to study erosion

Giving something to gain something

Ekiti PDP: Fayose, Olubolade preach peace

Nigeria, US tackle HIV/AIDS in 24 military facilities

ICPC pledges probe of capital market allegations

Aregbesola, Omisore differ on Osun’s devt

Oil spill: Shell ordered to pay communities N4bn

Nsa-Adegoke tasks Imoke on performance

Oyo to reconstruct bridges, schools

Anambra rerun: Candidates demand deployment of soldiers

Delta reviews continuing education edict

ASUU decries insecurity in campuses

NATO must probe, pay for errors in Libya – Amnesty

Four in police net as Lagos butchers clash

Nigeria to build two more satellites – Jonathan

Nigerians have highest level of education in the US – Survey

Protecting corrupt politicians

Landlord arraigned for attempting to rape tenant

Naira weakens on fuel import bills

Sky Vision extends fibre network to Abuja

Police quiz deposed Akure monarchs over Deji’s petition

Daniel’s associate buried after fight over autopsy

Dbanj releases Oliver Twist video without Don Jazzy

CBN raises cash limit to N500,000 for individuals, N3m for corporate bodies

Muamba shows ‘signs of improvement’

Nigeria establishes four new missions abroad

Ethnic clash averted in Lagos over murdered youth

Kainji hydro-power back on stream

CBN revokes licenses of 47 finance houses, accredits 55 others

Dr. Sid reacts to Don Jazzy, Dbanj split

40-year-old man arraigned for attempted rape

Buhari returns from overseas medical trip

India issued 33,000 Nigerians visas in 2011 – Envoy

Yola residents express concern over hazy, dusty weather

Rwandan firm invents cheap electric torch

Bricklayer arraigned for stealing 14 bags of cement

Protest over four-month outage grounds Enugu

FG deregulates electricity •Local govts, communities can now generate, distribute electricity –NERC

FG deregulates electricity •Local govts, communities can now generate, distribute electricity –NERC

Sunday, March 18, 2012

Lagos asks petroleum marketers to obtain development permits

15 injured in Guinea ruling party HQ attack

Kenana plans Hong Kong IPO

Fire: Ameachi promises assistance

99% of 869,800 electoral suspects may escape prosecution

N2bn pension scam: Perm Sec, directors in EFCC net

Ekiti asks Supreme Court to reject Oni’s appeal

ACN faults FG over Bayelsa gas rig explosion

Anambra rerun: INEC deploys seven RECs

Chevron executives barred from leaving Brazil over spill

Libya, France, ICC jostle to try Gaddafi’s spy chief

Boko Haram scare: Police kill suspect, three others flee

Between security and FG’s investment drive

Lazio, Inter slip for third place

Northern leaders revenue formula campaign provocative – Ijaw group

Re: Pension scam

Poor corporate governance caused banking crisis – Sanusi

PDP chairmanship not for greenhorns – Tukur

Gbenga Daniel’s associate: Hospital awaits family’s request for autopsy

Saturday, March 17, 2012

War against polio must be won — Ado Muhammad

Life can be richer with Lanvin

FG’s amnesty and renewed insurgency in Niger Delta

Foundation sponsors indigent children for surgery

My style gives confidence — Kiki Kamanu

Minister orders closure of Kainji hydro-power station

Oyo workers sack leaders, begin strike Monday

Readers’ letters

Egba High Chief, Oluwole Olumide, found dead

Friends meeting to save Obojememe

100 female wrestlers participate in Bachama cultural fiesta

Tunji Shelle emerges Lagos PDP chairman

Morocco protest against rape-marriage law

FG shuts Kainji hydro-power station

Don Jazzy confirms split with Dbanj

Six burnt to death in Port Harcourt tanker fire

Obosi community in Anambra celebrates octogenarians

Friday, March 16, 2012

Gunmen kill 10, injure five in Southern Kaduna community

Bridging grass roots language gap in Nigeria

Things Fall Apart

PDP elders ask contestants to step down for ex-minister

Osaze’s form, a threat to Wigan survival

Belgore cttee is for tenure elongation–Northern Leaders

Actresses are not whores –Fayomi

Whitney Houston’s foster son denies dating daughter

COSON urges FG to shut down Alaba

2012 Big Brother Africa beckons

Last days of DIG Haruna John

Court rejects complainant’s application to drop rape charge

Heavy men more likely to have sperm issues – Study

Archbishop of Canterbury to step down

I won’t rule out Newcastle, Liverpool – Wenger

30,000 Nigerians to study in UK by 2015 – British MP

Thursday, March 15, 2012

Strike: Ogun accuses bankers of blackmail

PDP congress: Ex-deputy gov alleges threat to life

FG’ll utilise ICT for security challenges –Minister

Oyo, Indian firm partner on Ibadan roads

‘Inconsistency responsible for education woes’

Police boss warns DPOs, others against corruption

Mimiko approves N22,000 minimum wage

INEC, NBA brainstorm on future elections

Four die, 13 soldiers injured in Ogun accidents

Will NIRSAL Fund spur investments in agric sector?

End of the road for Mo’Hits?

Eebi festival returns

NOSDRA blames insufficient facilities for poor offshore surveillance

Afghan President asks NATO troops to leave villages

N’Assembly increases 2012 budget by N228.4bn, passes N4.88tn

Zuma defends South Africa’s constitutional court review

I’m partly to blame for failed hostage rescue – Jonathan

Senate, Reps pass 2012 budget

Anxiety over Godwin Daboh’s health

Jonathan takes some blame for failed hostage rescue

FAAN shuts Enugu airport

Ondo workers to get N22,000 minimum wage

ACN condoles with IG over death of DIG, others

Alleged kidnappers of slain Briton, Italian paraded

Wednesday, March 14, 2012

Family threatens court action over Ogboru counsel’s burial

Lagos CP bans Okada

Nigeria kidnappers knew assault was coming –UK minister

Anxiety as PDP rules out appeal for disqualified aspirants

Jonathan’s wife warns envoys about comments on security

Cleric predicts doom for Boko Haram

Govt identifies 1,497 illegal routes to Nigeria

Mbu for burial on March 30

Senate moves to grant LGs financial autonomy

UNIBEN chancellor: ASUU threatens showdown with FG

Dead for 32,000 years, an arctic plant is revived

DIG, three others killed in surveillance helicopter crash

Jonathan mourns dead DIG, three others

Four tankers, seven vehicles burnt in Ibadan crash

Lagos residents demand more CCTV cameras

Two clerks arraigned for N6.9m fraud

D’Tigers to resume camping for Olympic qualifier

Tuesday, March 13, 2012

Flight attendant undergoes disorder test for disruption

VON plans 15,000 light trucks annually

NUBIFIE concerned about nationalised bank workers’ status

UN peacekeepers jailed for rape

Privatisation made steel sector stagnant – Minister

Fresh crisis hits Petrol varsity over DVC’s tenure

Reps reject motion to return police checkpoints

Fukushima fallout: Cancer fears, depression plague Japanese refugees

Courteville’s profit rises by 37%

US envoy advocates women empowerment

Apollo Global unit to buy Great Wolf Resorts

Golf honour for Animam

Lagos ready to battle illegal sand miners

Consultant advises FG to revamp rail system

Moonrise Kingdom for Cannes festival

Deji can’t suspend me – Akure ‘monarch’

Jonathan’s campaign for Tukur heats up PDP

Suicidal man climbs telecoms mast in Abuja

Peterson vows to beat Khan again

DIGs redeployed as Force headquarters gets new department

Yahoo sues Facebook over 10 patents

Akeremale resumes duty as Nasarawa CP

Djibouti president woos Nigerian businessmen

Corps members to learn trade skills, martial arts -DG

New Commissioner of Police resumes in Lagos

Policeman, soldier, four others killed in Mubi

Asa disowns new album, Down on Me

Monday, March 12, 2012

Re: Diplomatic row with SA

Frustrating Starcomms services

Corrupt civil servants

Ketu blocked street

Introduce compulsory refuse bin

Destroying Nigeria slowly

Ban use of phones

Kudos for SW govs

Decongest Lagos roads

Alabi must face the law

Two arrested for German doctor’s murder

Rite Foods dissociates self from distributor’s death

Teacher jailed for N3.8m fraud

US stock fall on China’s economic data

Counterfeit printing consumables threatening market growth – Panabiz GM

Evicted Bakassi camp occupants fault military’s claim

Tax: Court orders arrest of hotel directors

Teary-eyed Ranieri seeks more from Inter

PDP Chair: Jonathan begs govs to back Tukur

Jos: Death toll hits 19, fresh bloodbath averted

Policemen storm funeral of youth killed by DPO

Court frees woman from forced ‘marriage’

‘How I was burnt in Jos bomb explosions’

London 2012: Tigers need early preparation – Umeh

Gunmen shoot reporter in Philippines

Egypt MPs move to withdraw confidence from govt

Britain sued for helping US drone strikes

Fed-Mogul CEO to retire, creates new division

Saudis to go on hunger strike against activist’s detention

Two die in Yenagoa cult attack

Tiffany hits back at Swatch with $59m claim

Appalachia banks on natural gas, chemical plants

Ogun warns school heads against collecting fees

Trendy task lights for dark areas

Ophthalmologist warns Nigerians against excessive use of eye drops

Mexico’s Carlos Slim to back Internet TV network

Vigilant Lagos residents foil burglary attempt

Nigeria-Turkish college shines at Informatics Olympiad

NFA set to appoint new technical director

Kenyan police arrest grenade attack mastermind

Boko Haram: Soldiers set up roadblocks in Onitsha

Soldiers kill six Boko Haram members in Adamawa

Court convicts suspect over theft of N7,000 phone

Train crushes passenger to death, injures another in Ogun

Boko Haram militants attack police station in Kano

Sunday, March 11, 2012

X-ray of public interest litigation in Nigeria

Don’t abolish military

Why North is poor

Compensate deportation victims

Re: Africa’s unending conflicts

SON’s overzealousness

Electricity for Ogwashi-Uku

Electricity challenges in Surulere

Public sector retirees have collected N270bn so far – PenCom

Northern govs vow to fight polio

Metuh pledges to reposition PDP

Ex-militant alleges large numbers of arms in N’Delta

Errant ex-soldiers to forfeit pensions

CAN hails FG over Ojukwu’s burial

PDP Secretary: Group supports ex-minister

Killing of Briton, Italian threatens Nigeria’s image – Cleric

Redknapp fumes at Tottenham defeat

Maradona ready to clear his name over tax evasion

Rooney double sends Man United top in England

Dubai builder, Arabtec’s Q4 profit surges

Contributory pension scheme: FG pays N604.27bn

SURE: FG seeks consulting engineers’ support

Tension rises in police over new promotion

Experts pick holes in draft ICT policy

Developers must redirect resources to low-income housing segment – Ojewumi

AU, culture and continental development

Uduaghan, Clark power sharing talk fails

PDP NEC: Reps threaten to revisit Electoral Act amendment

Kidnappers of Italian, Briton demanded $6.5m – Report

Woman has to lie ‘upside-down’ for 75 days to save lives of her children

Whitney Houston’s daughter rejects father’s name

Borno gov to rebuild schools burnt by Boko Haram

Nigeria not ready for electronic voting – Rep

Police arrest 11 suspects after attack on base in Borno

Jonathan condoles with families of Jos blast victims

11 killed, 22 injured in Jos suicide attack

Saturday, March 10, 2012

Dictator Kim Jong Il look-a-like can’t get a date because of similarity

Simply say, ‘thank you’

Police: Washington stalker planned wedding for man

Say c-h-e-e-s-e with pearly white teeth!

Scandal as Junxia enters IAAF Hall of Fame

Jamaican trials tougher than Olympics — Blake

Cabinet reshuffle: Ministers jittery over impending sacking

Younger adults on multiple meds at risk for falls — Study

No holes barred!

Police inspector shot dead in Aba

I almost died on Mount Kilimanjaro – Funmi Iyanda

92 pioneer students graduate from Caleb University

Abia gov commends community for land donation

Soyinka to be honoured at Italian festival

UK/Italy diplomatic row deepens over hostages’ murder

Boko Haram kills monarch in Gombe, burns police station

Serial killer causes fear in Abidjan

I’m not unbeatable, says Djokovic

Witness recounts killing of European hostages

Friday, March 09, 2012

Ekiti warns revenue collectors against fraud

We won’t sell our wedding day –Lampard fiancée

AP lawmakers, others to defect to PDP in Oyo

Aid group heightens warnings of new Africa famine

‘Inspired’ Obama pledges to stand by Japan

UK deports 120 Nigerians

Customs intercepts 11 cartons of explosives at MMA

FG worries over high fertility rate …Seeks review of population policy

Ex-footballers should return to school –Pascal

Market capitalisation drops by N73bn

Gunmen attack police station in Kano

Police defuse letter bomb in Minna

65-year-old man arraigned for allegedly stealing goat

Maitama Extension District in Abuja renamed Goodluck Jonathan District

School owner, teacher remanded in prison over pupil’s death

Diplomatic storm brews over failed rescue of British, Italian hostages

Thursday, March 08, 2012

Teju Babyface, 2shotz engaged

Nigeria loses N157bn to gas flaring annually – NNPC

Row: South Africa bows, apologises to Nigeria

Metro Taxi partners with ECOWAS Cycling Tour

Rand gains against dollar

Euro gains on Greek debt optimism

Hasal MFB disburses N7.7bn to SMEs

Banks’ net assets hit N19.27tn in Nov –CBN

Israel asks US for arms to attack Iran

Operators initiate new scheme to boost cashew production

British, Italian hostages killed in failed rescue bid in Kebbi

ACN replies presidential spokesman

Kano NLC demands ram bonus for civil servants

Nigerian boxers to undertake training tour of Africa

Moslem community denies using mosques, schools as armouries

Blatter canvasses support for women football clubs

Security beefed up as Jonathan visits Benue

Four policemen die in Gombe bomb blasts

Nigerians spend up to 50m euros annually on Austrian lace – Envoy

NYSC establishes distress call centre for corps members

Ex-convict bags one-year jail term for stealing N4,800

Jonathan promises to protect Nigerians everywhere

AMCON seeks advice on three nationalised banks

South Africa apologises to Nigeria for deportation of citizens

Wednesday, March 07, 2012

Oshiomhole picks form, vows to win again

We plan to remove Sultan as Muslims’ head —Qaqa

SSS links alleged Al-Qaeda suspect to Boko Haram

C’ River restates need for Nigeria, Cameroon joint patrol

CJN demands list of pending corruption cases

Four killed in Plateau

JAMB denies plans to cancel exam in Borno, others

Ex-NBA boss, Akeredolu declares governorship ambition in Ondo

LG woos banks, hospitals on revenue

NAFDAC seals off 10 illegal sachet water firms

Nigeria amnesty scheme may fail within months – Report

Poor e-Channel services may stall cash-less policy

Two killed as transport workers clash over leadership

‘UK government won’t interfere in RBS operations’

Card fraud falls to lowest level for 11 years

Vono projects N86.3m profit for 2012

Rwanda players get $800 for Eagles draw

China says some foreign firms exploit workers

Adidas sees record profits as Olympics approach

Techno Oil pledges commitment to environmental health

Tunji Braithwaite, Nwabueze sue FG over fuel price hike

Suspected Boko Haram members attack police station, prison in Borno

Nigerian, Teju Cole, wins $10,000 award for first novel

FG deports another 16 South Africans

World Cup qualifiers: Flamingos depart for Zambia

Thunderstorms: NIMET urges pilots to be cautious

Apo 6: Trial of policemen suffers another set back

Human Rights Watch slams Boko Haram’s attacks on schools

Cuba to test new AIDS vaccine on humans

Lady Gaga rules Twitter

Census tribunal strikes out Kaduna State cases

Tuesday, March 06, 2012

Policemen chase away YES-O cadets from Ibadan road

Senators blame govs for ecological fund abuse

FG faults S’Africa’s claim on yellow fever cards … deports 16 more South Africans

Congrats Imoke

Desperate suitor to be charged with attempted murder

Probe: NLC, others urge Reps to resist pressure

Our unproductive National Assembly

KPMG advises family enterprises to list shares

Cremation Bill

Judge urges traders to maintain peace

ReStral to inaugurate training product

The push for Presidency in 2015

Fuel scarcity bites

Nigeria to meet local refining capacity soon – Minister

DPR uncovers diesel adulteration spot in Lagos

Supreme Court affirms Ahmed, Elechi, Al-Makura election as governors

Police recover bodies of five slain colleagues

Man, 25, arraigned for impregnating maid

Police repel attack on Jimeta station

Policemen shoot colleagues, kill selves in Adamawa, Rivers

Passengers stranded at Enugu, Abuja airports

NEMA, Plateau women ministry to collaborate

Monday, March 05, 2012

Why Alison-Madueke and Oniwon should step aside

Peugeot-GM deal offers no job guarantees — Minister

How we secured good jobs — Third class graduates

Debt as new source of colonialism

Reinstated Kwara CJ resumes

Petrominerales posts Q4 profit on higher output

Politicians milking Nigerian economy dry – Vitafoam boss

Lawyer sues Jonathan, Sambo, Mark over govs campaigns

JPMorgan trader set to start hedge fund

IGI to partner with Arsenal

NFF needs foreign administrators – Onigbinde

Supreme Court upholds election of Yuguda, Suntai

Police arraign artiste for alleged theft

Jega swears in five new RECs

Court of Appeal dismisses suit against Kwara gov

Reps summon minister over deportation of Nigerians

Six NOCs apply to host summer youth Olympics

Court remands husband for killing wife over food

MTN denies violating terms of operating licence

NEMA warns against severe rain pattern, windstorms in Niger Delta

Three feared dead as buses collide in Osun

Dubai dazzles property investors with breathtaking architecture

Sunday, March 04, 2012

One feared dead, 40 vehicles vandalised in Lagos violence

Lagos doles out N1.3m to outstanding corps members

Nigerian cocaine dealer jailed for 30 years

Community tackles LASU over land encroachment

LASEPA seeks to stop slaughtering of animals at homes

Revenue allocation and the clash ahead

Oil rig explosion: NEMA supports Bayelsa communities

JPMorgan to sell metal concentrates business

Greece: Recession hit January revenues

Thanks to IG

Essence of planning in transformation

‘Our network was hacked 13 times in 2011’

Crystalife focuses on grass-roots market

Analysts foresee boost in market activities this week

Need for agribusiness entrepreneurial training

Russia votes for new president

Chelsea sack coach Andre Villas-Boas

Saturday, March 03, 2012

Cots are for babies

Your bed is yours, not your children’s

Fling? Yes but it can turn real!

As Mega Hits Music berths in Delta…

Gospel music isn’t competitive –Jesse Jagz

For Demi Moore, its goodbye to rehab

Kim Kardashian’s new mansion

Amber Rose and Wiz Khalifa engaged

Justin Bieber gets electric sports car

Over 120 ex-EPL stars in jail

Bimpe Sorinolu’s escape from cancer

Reaping the reward of diligence

Ojukwu’s state burial

…and Onyema parties with professionals

Hakeem Muri-Okunola joins the 40s club

Benefits of studying past exam questions

Dakore Egbuson-Akande steps out

I started making money at 16 – Toyin Lawani

I love good clothes – Modupe Ozolua

Ndigbo in Abidjan honour Ojukwu

Stakeholders to explore ICT role in national security

Oando is NOG’s Company of the Year

Falconets coach invites 29 players to camp

Real national conference as leeway for one Nigeria

Oprah to interview Whitney’s family

Woman eats 4,000 washing-up sponges and 100 bars of soap

Fire razes 15 classrooms in Yar’Adua’s former school

Dozens die as tornados hit United States

Tears as Sam Aluko is buried

Friday, March 02, 2012

Odegbami’s team retains Lisabi Cup

Special Olympics: bring hope for children with intellectual disability –Bolumole

Corruption in football house: We want action from Senate, not talk

Pray,when are the Olympics?

U-17 star, Alebiosu, returns for Kwara

Fashola to grace NOGIG final

3SC’s struggle is over –Allen

Fuludu hails Keshi over Rwanda draw

I had no club when I got national team call –Ogaba

Battle for the Euros

FG commits $60m to polio eradication

FG worsens security situation in N’Delta –Ex-militant leader

Man, 59, remanded for armed robbery

New number plates on hold–FRSC

Ojukwu buried amid praises

…more encomiums for him in Ibadan, Jos

Ndigbo in Ilorin pay last respects

…his leadership style guaranteed Nigeria’s unity –Fashola

Footballers are sex addicts -Saha

Osaze, Wenger win awards

Thursday, March 01, 2012

Bank gives out 30 tricycles

Rite Foods distributor was brought dead to LASUTH – Source

Confusion as lawyers struggle to represent armed robbery suspects in court

Policemen interrogated for brutalising couple

Boy, 24, fingered in grandmother’s abduction

NDLEA arrests Pakistani with N120m heroin

No market day for Ndigbo in Jos

Where are the coins?

Lessons from humble builder of Redemption Camp

Behind Barrister’s posthumous biography

Orji commiserates with Giringori’s family

Heavensgate ready for US cinemas

Five Nigerian acts nominated in the Ghana Music Awards

Homecoming of a homeboy

Chocolate City signs first female artiste

Fans Get Low with Capital FEMI

FIFA to probe 10-0 Bahrain victory

Nigerian teenager convicted of manslaughter in UK

Man U won’t panic over title chase – Wayne Rooney

Coffee drinking not linked to chronic illness – Study

Luxury bus operators regret dismantling of checkpoints

EFCC arraigns Lagos Speaker, Ikuforiji, aide for graft

NEMA pledges more aid to COCIN blast victims

Boko Haram destroys three more schools in Borno

ACN commends SON over alarm on adulterated diesel

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