The Punch News Archive for May 2012

Wednesday, May 30, 2012

PPPRA urges operators to ensure detailed documentation

Mubarak’s sons to face new corruption charges

Lawmaker advocates private sector involvement in petroleum industry

Run, Goodluck, run!

Revamping Osun economy through agriculture

Retailers explain rising prices of cooking gas

Shut down order won’t stand — UNILAG ASUU Chairman

Keep your food fresh with vacuum sealers

It’s arbitrary, an act of disrespect –Soyinka

PDP NWC members kick against Tukur’s advisory committee

Court sacks defector Rep

Court dissolves lady evangelist’s 37-year-old marriage

Pope attacks leaks scandal coverage, backs aides

Court fixes June 21 for case seeking to bar Jonathan in 2015

Mubarak sons face charges over stock market fraud

Charles Taylor sentenced to 50 years in jail for war crimes

University of Lagos shut for two weeks

Protesting UNILAG students block Third Mainland Bridge in Lagos

Govt to increase electricity tariff every year

NTA’s Sele Eradiri dies at 57

NEXIM, NFC join forces at Cannes

Renaissance Group begins Chess-in-Schools Programme

Warriors triumph in season thriller

Siasia, Martins for Apapa Cup final

Mother of six needs N1.5m for wounded leg

WHO initiates ‘emergency plan’ to eradicate polio

‘Private doctors are not shylocks’

World No Tobacco Day: ERA wants tobacco bill signed

Sunday, May 27, 2012

Eko Atlantic City to accommodate 250,000 residents

Lagos to reposition youth board

Lawyer asks court to quash ban on tinted glass

Don’t destroy Ojukwu’s legacies in APGA – Bianca

Ekiti shifts teachers’ test as crisis hits TUC

Stand by me, Jonathan begs Nigerians

Leadership crisis tears NLC apart

Gunmen kill four in Kano

Fashola urges pupils to embrace hard work

New police salaries

Osogbo bypass: Osun pays N104m compensation to landowners

Road reforms: Works ministry to establish survey unit

Transcorp’s Q1 profit rises by 62%

Salami, victim of PDP’s conspiracy –Tinubu

US housing market recovery gains traction

Oshiomhole extends deadline for police

Ekweremadu condemns attack on Malian President

Need to tackle hindrances to broadband access

This government is pathetically corrupt –CACOL, CD

Don’t abandon me in these trying times, Jonathan begs Nigerians

British war against Nigerian kleptocracy

U.S cuts demand for Nigeria’s crude

State police will lead to Nigeria’s disintegration – Ehindero

NEMA seeks stakeholders investment in disaster management

FG can’t implement all agreements with ASUU – NUC boss

Two cars in mid-day crash on Abuja road

Dufil Group advises children to focus on education

IG approves posting of AIGs

Five die in multiple crash on Okene-Auchi highway

Saturday, May 26, 2012

Economists back Soludo, insist on CBN autonomy

How African strikers fared in Europe

It’s a tattoo trend!

As Lawunmi Bibilari clocks 50

Blazing hot betrayal

Usher vs. ex wife ‘You slept with our bridesmaid’

Ditching a legal tender

‘I don’t shy away from drama in my dressing’

Bus driver dies of cocaine ingestion

450 agencies now connected to public network – Galaxy

Ibori: Nigeria has no reputation to lose – Lawyers

Chika Acholonu’s new move

Ndidi Anyaehie’s new lounge

Battling robbers in Oyo

Stakeholders canvass synchronisation of technology devices

NUJ delegate conference: Garba re-elected national president

Beckham pay cut nearly 40 per cent

Obasanjo warns against sour relations between Nigeria, south Africa

Soldiers kill five suspected armed robbers in Borno

Friday, May 25, 2012

‘Chime not building on first term’

Mikel stays

Robbers snatch Ogun Speaker’s official car

Supreme Court upholds Orji’s election

I’ll not tamper with press freedom—Jonathan

Police defuse 617 bombs in four months in Kano

FCT, Oyo NMA call for reinstatement of sacked doctors

Ekiti gov’s wife rescues brutalised boy

Five greats who never won the French Open

Northern Muslims caution on inciting statements

Is democracy for ordinary Nigerians?

Lagos: No movement restriction during sanitation

Second wife not for me – Adewale Ayuba

Not yet the ‘Hollywood moment!’

Reflections on Children’s Day

Olympic hurdling star can’t find a boyfriend

Lagosians groan in traffic as IG visits

Police arrest three armed robbers in Kwara

Pope Benedict XVI appoints Cardinal Okogie’s successor

NUPENG threatens strike over sacked Lagos doctors

Lagos won’t restrict movement during May sanitation

Democracy Day: JTF uncovers terrorists’ plot to attack Borno

Akwa Ibom to hold LG election on June 9

Thursday, May 24, 2012

Capital market crash: CBN’s regulatory lapses

A psychoanalysis of Buhari’s doomsday prediction

A rebuffed helping hand from the Diaspora

Samklef’s second album nears completion

Jokes Apart, Julius Agwu is going on TV

Timaya not ready to marry his baby mama

Wizkid, Ice Prince nominated for Bet Awards

Project Fame begins auditions for Season 4

Legend rewards more winners

Styl Plus may break up

FIFA backs Muamba to play again

Eagles will still fly despite Peru defeat —Taribo

Clearline International partners Corporate Nigeria Games

Nigeria Atlanta camp winds up May 29

Even gospel artistes like women – Seun

Presenting Life of Faith

Different strokes on President’s Facebook page

Moricaz boy sets eyes on Proper Fuji

INDIAFRICA: $10,000 grant for creative youths

Big Brother: High blood pressure forced Ola out

ICC advocates arbitration for resolving business dispute

World Bank presidency: Mugabe lashes out at West

NACCIMA blames firms’ collapse on infrastructural constraint, others

Ogun set to expand incubation centres

Zuma opens case against artist

CIC eyes $2bn stake in Alibaba Group

76ers force Celtics into Game 7

Ajimobi’s wife rallies support for children

Delta athletes top Olympic team list

Senate to probe Abuja stadium decay

Deployment of soldiers: Court fixes May 30 for ruling on SNG’s suit

Gunmen kill two in fresh attack on Potiskum market

Ruling expected in Lagos versus sacked doctors suit

Peru beat Nigeria 1-0

Wednesday, May 23, 2012

UK offshore block bids hit new high

European shop investment lowest since Lehman failed

Shareholders approve CSCS’ plan to go public

Growing housing need ’ll drive our profitability – Lafarge

Army, NSCDC to pay N150m for killing

Facebook faces lawsuit

Guinea-Bissau junta cedes power to civilians

Kuwait cancels parliamentary session over cabinet boycott

Russia tests new secret missile

Nigerian teacher arraigned for raping schoolgirl in UK

Jonathan approves Abdullahi’s appointment as sports minister

Senate committee invites Okonjo-Iweala, others to fresh subsidy probe

Commuters flee bus after finding snake onboard

I’m ready to recall sacked doctors – Fashola

Jonathan approves appointment of 12 new judges for Federal High Court

N20 billion loan scam: Court strikes out Saraki’s application, cautions police

Conductor pleads guilty to stealing car mirrors

FRC stops ICAN’s annual general meeting

Senate challenges Obasanjo to name rogues in N’Assembly

Scotland Yard detective, ex-officers held over Ibori bribe

Pakistan jails doctor for exposing bin Laden

Jonathan orders expulsion of illegal UNIABUJA students

Tuesday, May 22, 2012

Mobilise voters for LG poll – OGSIEC

Drogba confirms Chelsea departure

Terror suspect has no brother in Police – CP

We will match Peru –Keshi •KICK OFF: 2am, Thurs.

Revisiting revenue sharing system

Stop funding Hisbah from federal allocation– Ohanaeze

Sultan, Oritsejafor, others meet Jonathan on insecurity

The proposed electricity tariff

Tight security for Access Bank polo tourney

Back to occupy the stage

Drama as Daniel, others visit PDP headquarters

ECOWAS condemns beating of Malian President

Jonathan ignores Salami, renews Adamu’s tenure

We did not beg Lagos govt – Sacked doctors

Houghton Mifflin files Chapter 11 bankruptcy

Facebook shares hit again as valuation doubts rise

Reps summon Nnaji, NERC over new electricity tariff

Fuel subsidy: Jonathan orders AGF to prosecute indicted firms, individuals

FIFA appoints African as first female executive member

Mourinho extends stay at Real Madrid

38 Bayelsa communities get NEMA relief materials

I’m making brisk business , says lady taxi driver in Jos

Teachers strike across Spain, protesting cuts

Equatorial Guinea leader promotes son to deputy PM

Niger assembly impeaches speaker

Imo royal fathers commence training in community government

Eagles finally land In Peru, start training

Monday, May 21, 2012

Watch films, play games with video glasses

Lagos, NBA’s talks on sacked doctors deadlocked

Constitution: South-East, South-South ready for amendment

Ugboaja sure of Olympic basketball ticket

Four Kenyan soldiers wounded in landmine blast

How I distracted Robben – Mikel

Omatek explains growth sustenance without bank funding

‘Consumerisation’ trend creates IT worries, worker benefits

Ex-VC, rector charge scientists on insecurity

Consumer education critical to electronic payment success –MasterCard

Zoom Mobile restructures, begins full operations soon

Unveiling new writers in the Diaspora

Reinstate Salami

Barclays to sell stake in asset management subsidiary

State-sponsored violence against activists untrue – Zimbabwe

UNIABUJA: Former VC ran suspended programmes against Senate’s advice – Investigation

Police arrest bomb suspect at Force HQ

Undergraduate hangs self in Abakaliki

Student drowns in swimming pool in Dutse

U.S veterans discard service medals at anti-NATO rally

Website lists Achebe’s book among world’s ’50 Most Influential Books’

Rape: Osun monarch has case to answer – court

ACN warns Jonathan against delay in reinstating Salami

Man caught with suspected explosive device at ministerial briefing

Lockerbie bomber, Abdelbaset al-Megrahi, to be buried today

Sunday, May 20, 2012

Crystalife Assurance advises states on group life policy

Eurozone’s banks are ‘in tatters’ – former European Chancellor

Europe’s woes hit global demand for luxury homes

Australian budget prices contracting Euro economy –Swan

Robben rues missed penalty

Chelsea loss worse than ’99 – Rummenigge

Ghanaian fans angry with Di Matteo over Essien snub

We deserve to win – Mueller

Kanu welcomes Mikel to ‘Champions League Club’

Drogba sets Cote d’Ivoire alight

Ogun suspends mining activities

Western rail line ready soon – Senator

UNILAG lecturer dies, one week after VC’s demise

PDP summons govs over LG polls

Saturday, May 19, 2012

New French President unveils his cabinet of beauties

Opportunities for young entrepreneurs

Falconets qualify for Japan 2012

The sky is blue

N’Assembly suspends work on two power projects

We’re building model health institutions — Obi

Subscribers laud N1.17bn fines imposed on telecoms operators

Lesson from a Jerry

West Ham clinch promotion to EPL

Lagos doctors’ strike: FG should intervene with caution — Lawyers

Scientists raise the alarm over killer fungus in maize, cassava

We are always under threats — Police commissioner

Anger as Dickson ends Boro Day jamboree

Oyo PDP flays demolition of billboard

Election rigging: PDP berates ACN

Tribute to motherhood

Before you pierce that tongue

Modupe Ozolua back on the beat

Task force uncovers terrorists’ arms dump in Jos, destroys hideout

‘N1.1bn drugs intercepted at MMA in four months’

Participate in constitution amendment — Senator

Old boys condemn cultism in schools

Man shoots bricklayer over attempted rape

‘Reject ICPC system review, face sanction’

Pharmacists laud Ondo over health care

G8 committed to growth, fiscal reforms – Obama

Chelsea/Bayern final: UK warns Britons in Nigeria

Lagos set to upgrade Apapa Amusement Park, Eko Tourist Cruise boat

Bauchi shuts School of Management Studies

Friday, May 18, 2012

Jamaican hurdle for Okagbare in Shanghai

Reintroduce fees in varsities, Oronsaye c’ttee tells FG

Court asked to stop Jonathan, NJC from reinstating Salami

Consumers lament PHCN services

Lagos needs $50bn for infrastructure development

Psychosocial effect of erectile dysfunction

Ronaldo, Shayk watch Federer play in Madrid

Six blind men on a visit to the elephant

I didn’t wear boots until I was 17 –Efe Sodje

Lessons from abroad

60yr-old man arraigned for raping boy, 20

Nigerian housemates, Ola and Chris, quit BBA Stargame

FG lost N1.87 trn to pipeline vandalism, oil theft last year – Minister

Facebook shares rise in first hour of trading

IG redeploys 67 ACPs, 70 CSPs

Court stops bid to wind up Federal Palace Hotel

Milla dismissed after criticising Cameroon federation

NLC president calls on FG to intervene in Edo crisis

Man, 37, arraigned for cheating

Gridlock as chemical truck explodes in Lagos suburb

Gridlock as chemical truck crashes in Lagos suburb

Thursday, May 17, 2012

Three Turkish soldiers killed in clashes

Terrorism: Nigeria signs agreement with 17 countries

First ECOWAS peacekeeping troops arrive in Guinea-Bissau

Iraq summons Turkish envoy

Sri Lankan President to free jailed rival

Drone hits Al-Qaeda convoy in Yemen

French President, ministers get 30% pay cut

‘S’Africa won’t bully into clinching AU job’

Nwabueze advocates overhaul of African judicial systems

Australia pledges $300m to Afghan forces

I have found true love -Funke Akindele

Waiting for Cobhams’s mother in SuperMum

With Kukere, Inyanya dances his way to fame

From London, live on Bubbles FM

Donna Summer dies at 63

Denge Pose: Now a land speculator

PlayHouse reality show promises winner N2m

Another artiste in murder case

Ademola Dada seeks peace in Island Club

Self-defence devices for women

Northern governors commend FG’s efforts on security

FG approves N50bn subsidy for low income electricity consumers

Four new ambassadors submit credence letters to Jonathan

NGOs identify N76.14bn wasteful expenditure in 2012 budget

Bribery: Arraignement of Hembe, Azubuogu stalled

Doctors in FG hospitals announce strike in solidarity with Lagos doctors

Today is World Information Society Day

Today is World AIDS Vaccine Day

Lectures resume at UNILAG after three-day mourning for VC

Police crack U.S-Africa car theft ring

Two primary schools attacked in Kano

Two feared dead in Port Harcourt explosion

Wednesday, May 16, 2012

Azazi’s bold position and America’s evasive posturing

Jonathan should reinstate Salami now

FG, UNIDO seal pact on job creation

Liverpool, Dalglish part ways

Fire guts INEC institute

N1.17bn fine: Senate orders NCC to hasten payment

GE finance arm resumes dividend to parent

Oxfam sues SEC for anti-corruption failure

Final EPL games seen by 1.35 million in US

Ryder Cup’s shadow looms over World Match Play

ACN denounces attacks on Buhari

My husband wants to use me for ritual, woman tells court

Ex-NLC president dies at 65

Jega, Edo political stakeholders to meet on Friday

FG has licensed over 50 independent power providers – NERC

Police arrest seven-man syndicate of kidnappers in Lagos

Nigerians express concern over circulation of dirty naira notes

Tuesday, May 15, 2012

BA partners IATA to train travel agents

Court fixes date for Bayelsa N6bn scam

Facebook hikes IPO range to raise $12.1bn

Stop 2015 campaign, Muslim youths tell Jonathan

The curious case of Henry Okah

EFCC, ICPC to probe Abuja land scam

We need shadow govt

Senate orders arrest of IGI boss

LASG to enforce ban on Sunday markets

Haye wants Klitschko after Chisora

Flood: Oyo govt shuts Bodija bridge

Kano govt gives out 100 widows, divorcees in marriage

Nigerian held in identity theft case at U.S airport

Oteh elected chairperson of Africa/Middle East group

FRSC, Lagos VIO yet to reduce cost of new number plates

Civil servant threatens suicide if marriage is not dissolved

Minister denies alleged plans to register parallel labour union

Commercial flights resume at Enugu airport

Gunmen abduct 6-year-old from family house in Enugu

Niger assembly removes speaker

Anolue, UK-based Nigerian, inaugurated as Mayor of Enfield

Monday, May 14, 2012

ACN protests alleged plan to rig Edo poll

Men players are ‘weenies’ – Serena

10 killed as robbers raid banks in Delta

EFCC must stay

Beware of Lagos hoodlums

Relocate Berger auto market

Failed transformation

Don’t dismiss Azazi

Fighting poverty in the North

Fashola sacking of doctors

Filling the holes in Nigerian history

Jonathan assents to bill on retirement age in varsities, polys, COEs

Nigeria, others to benefit from $3bn AFC investment

Eight die in Zamfara robbery attack

Journalists boycott Plateau govt’s activities

IMF cuts sub-Saharan Africa 2012 growth forecasts

Two large quakes strike Peru-Chile border area -USGS

Gunmen raid villages in Adamawa

Court orders 38-year-old woman to pay N1,000 for trespass

Save Nigeria Group sues FG over subsidy payments

Lightning strike sets tree ablaze in Ilorin

Ten die in police, bandits gun battle

Compensate subscribers with N1.17bn fine, NATCOMS urges NCC

Sunday, May 13, 2012

Manchester City in historic 44-year win

ACN backs Lagos govt on sacking of doctors

Dbanj announces Oliver Twist dance competition

Adeboye predicts return of peace to Plateau, Nigeria

Gunmen kill kick boxing medalist in Akwa Ibom

UNILAG VC’s death is devastating – ASUU

Saturday, May 12, 2012

Oil spill: Ogoni community seeks dialogue with Shell

Delay in PIB passage, major setback – Ajumogobia

We’re not ordered to refund N127m — Pension task force

NFF to name Under-17 tournament after Yekini

I’m happy to score against my ex-clubs — Obiefule

Chelsea sweat on Mikel

Fans vie for Kate and William’s wedding cake

NBCC, Oyo advocate progressive agric policy

Caroline Rhodes’ new life

Fab-5 gets SuperSport support

Unilag Vice Chancellor, Prof. Tokunbo Sofoluwe, dies of cardiac arrest.

Friday, May 11, 2012

Apapa Amusement Park sheds playground toga

Asians split as Obama backs gay marriage

Gov’s hammer shatters communal spirit under Ijora Bridge

K1 alters expensive birthday ritual

I’m not searching for Mrs Perfect –Timaya

P-Square’s little secrets

I’m Genevieve’s student, not lover – Majid Michel

Only PDP can decide Jonathan’s eligibility for 2015

Restoring hope in Jonathan’s battered state

Before Nigeria degenerates into another Somalia

Osun senator commends NJC

Down to the wire

Our players waste money during their playing days –Esu

Arsenal hoping to mend faltering season

Champions League spot too tempting for Spurs

QPR, SUNDERLAND in the way as City, United eye trophy

Disu laments living condition of former stars

Gatlin wins in Diamond League

The making of Yekini

Former Chelsea, England captain charged with drink-driving

Motorists commend cut in cost of new number plates

National Assembly aides decry reduction in training allowance

LASG justifies eviction of sacked doctors

Boko Haram kills prominent Kano cleric

Okada rider throws explosive at crowd in Jalingo

GSM operators perform below target – NCC

Asaba airport saga

Solution to Boko Haram

Help pensioners’ situation

Poor health care delivery

Clean up Berger bridges too

Two arrested for trying to bury baby alive

UN, AU can’t impose its will on Sudan – Bashir

Egypt reshuffles cabinet

No survivors found at Russian plane crash site

Funding scandals: Sarkozy may face legal queries

Thursday, May 10, 2012

Oil marketers begin importation for second quarter -Official

Queen to highlight new measures to boost economy

Solution to terrorism

Cadbury assures shareholders of dividends in 2012

Setubal won’t forget Yekini –Suswam

Improve Island General Hospital

MTN Foundation donates equipment to 45 disabled persons

Remember Ijebu North East

Bankers’ Committee targets 150,000 PoS terminals by December

40% cassava-in-bread policy may fail – Stakeholders

Subsidy reinvestment committee sets up monitoring, evaluation model

Wednesday, May 09, 2012

Judicial failure

Icahn wins battle for CVR Energy

Don’t scrap agencies and parastatals

‘Assai software to reduce document management cost’

Tiger Brands seeks stake in Dangote Flour Mills

Buy less oil from Iran, Clinton urges India

S’West PDP: Oni’s new assignment and opposition from home-front

Tackling the shortage of funds in our universities

Syria holds parliamentary elections amid violence

Greece must implement bail-out deal –EU official

Saturday, May 05, 2012

Oshiomhole’s aide: Shoddy investigation unacceptable — Ojudu

We won’t shield oil thieves, PDP tells Nigerians

Messi hits 50 La Liga goals

Lamentation of a prince

Nadal builds towards seventh French Open

All you can do with egg

The Goals Father goes home

Armed robbers kill two policemen in Rivers

Detoxification: New trend in fertility treatment

Religion must be a private thing

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