The Punch News Archive for February 2013

Wednesday, February 27, 2013

What to know when taking herbal drugs

Centrica profit heats up

Mexico teachers union boss arrested for corruption

Re: Nigeria and irony of success

Lest we immortalise nuisance: The Goldie example

Will Nigeria be on this PAGE?

Task force arrests 19 child-hawkers during school hours

APC is run like a cult – PDP Chairman

Nigerian economy not in danger –FG

Business spending plans gauge hits one-year high

Airbus owner, EADS, reports strong profits

Somali Islamists threaten Kenyan voters ahead of polls

Chad calls for swift ECOWAS troop deployment in Mali

Pregnant mom’s blood pressure affects child’s health

Hope for stroke patients

ITV profits boosted by studios arm

Salafists fail to stop Harlem Shake in Tunisia

Iran should face military sanction – Israel PM

Concerns over women’s pension rights raised with MPs

Ex-Gaddafi PM’s health worsens after torture in Libya

Clearwire to tap Sprint money, continues Dish talks

Researchers test holographic technique for restoring vision

Israel police probe hate attack on Arab woman

NDIC pays failed bank depositors N90bn

Yero signs 2013 budget of N179.05bn

Nigeria loses N8tn to illegal gold miners

NEITI designs audit template on fiscal allocations, disbursements

Wellness Resort holds special night

Outrage as principal flogs pupil for wearing hijab

Tuesday, February 26, 2013

19 tourists killed in Egypt balloon explosion

Madagascar cyclone death toll rises to 23

Nollywood actresses tackle domestic violence against women

Papa Ajasco resumes live performances

Presenting book in honour of Okunnu

Federal varsity appointments

DPR’s laxity

Blockage of Lagos drainages

Provide pre-paid meter

MTN deductions

Categories of Nigerians

Plight of traditional rulers

Attention, SON/NAFDAC

Give APC a chance

JAMB and exam centres

Desirability of APC

Friends of Syria’ mount pressure on Assad

Irishman murdered in Mozambique car-jacking

UN condemns Gaza rocket attack

Visa hitch may rob Kareem of Commonwealth title

Osaze leaves Eagles return open

Eaglets prepare for Botswana game

Maigari accepts Keshi’s apology

By her graveside, Harvey renews love for Goldie

Kind words for departing Alhaji Joe

Extending your laptop’s battery life

How to become a Twitter celebrity

Building your social capital

Kano, Ibadan teams open Lagos polo tourney

Odemwingie denies Rubin Kazan move

Title race over for Chelsea – Mikel

Premier Lotto athletics event thrills youngsters

Guinness receives largest jersey award

Civilian shot dead as Yemeni forces patrol Aden

Jonathan leaves Abuja for Cote D’Ivoire

El-Rufai laments Nigeria’s backwardness

At last, Jonathan signs 2013 budget

Nationalised banks: AMCON advisers set to submit report

PHCN can’t meet deadline to supply meters – Investigation

P’Harcourt refinery’s maintenance to begin April – NNPC

Low-income earners must get 20% of houses – FG

New agency to manage road infrastructure nationwide – Minister

ICPC threatens randy lecturers

Reps, others condemn killing of Nassarawa varsity students

We’ll not negotiate with Boko Haram – France

Who blinks last in the battle for PDP’s soul?

Hygeia, others partner Kwara on health insurance

Major losses drag down indices by 0.6%

ECOWAS states reaffirm position on arms trade treaty

CBN extends deadline for KYC update

Poverty fuelling Boko Haram insurgency – Clinton

We’ll send traitors out of PDP – Akpabio

NIMASA offers 41 youths overseas training

The Maina pension mess

American’s Goulet, US Air’s Kirby to lead merger

Union Bank gets new chairman, directors

S’Africa looking into Zimbabwe’s 2008 vote-linked rape

The synthetic of Aso Rock

Sony’s Xperia Z smartphone starting well — Executive

Educational curricula should reflect skills requirement –Experts

UK CBI February retail sales index weak

Intel takes big step in chip foundry business

Toyota Land Cruiser: Ultimate SUV for eight passengers

FG needs to reduce airport, aircraft taxes — Shettima

Self-empowerment, solution to youth unemployment – Don

Nigeria and the resource curse debate

N5m gov’s gift tears church apart

One killed, scores injured in Lagos clash

Soldiers oppose sanitation levy at Ojo Military Cantonment

Commissioner denies drug sales in schools

Police nab car snatcher in Calabar

Leaders charged to promote youth devt

Stemming the menace of vandalising pipeline and oil theft

Kosovo Serbs on trial over UN policeman’s killing

Recruiters urged to utilise social media

Carlyle prepares to sell Arinc, hires banks

CRH expects US to boost growth amid challenges

EFCC re-arraigns seven for N2.7bn subsidy fraud

Ex-militants protest in Bayelsa

Akingbola insists on fresh trial

Monday, February 25, 2013

Ex-envoy recommends reduction of Nigeria’s embassies

Making money by building student hostels

Partnerships as alternative to loans

NGF election postponed to thwart Amaechi’s landslide

PDP wants to retain power by hook or crook – Buhari

True federalism, pathway to achieving New Nigeria –VC

Keyamo proposes ways to speed up corruption trials

Getting started on healthy eating

For a flat tummy

British cardinal quits after sexual advances claims

PDP accuses Mimiko of spending N1bn on inauguration

‘Governance tour, waste of public funds’

Afenifere groups re-unite, seek way forward

FG inaugurates new Yellow Fever Card

Rivers denies cholera outbreak

Oyerinde: Judge slams Police, SSS for shoddy handling

Kogi flood victims get N144m

Bayelsa farmers tackle commissioner over fertiliser

APC, a paper tiger —Accord Party

‘Navy destroyed 7,378 illegal refineries in six months’

Babalakin must stand trial from the dock, court insists

Boko Haram releases video of kidnapped French family

FG creates single online portal for MDAs

Four Nasarawa varsity protesting students shot dead

BP oil spill trial opens with scathing attack

It pays to be corrupt in Nigeria

‘1, 000 PDP members defect to ACN’

EFCC re-arraigns Akingbola for theft today

Nigeria in the grip of bad government-Buhari

Mimiko dissolves cabinet

Court rejects Babalakin’s plea to sit outside dock

Andrew Harvey pays last respect as Goldie is laid to rest

Tributes, tears as Godie is laid to rest

Sunday, February 24, 2013

PDP sets up Govs Forum, Akpabio emerges chairman

2015: Jonathan to empower ministers against govs

Economy on the brink of collapse –ACN

Orange House win Greensprings sports meet

Jonathan dissolves pension reform task force

Oyo, Akinjide trade words on relief materials

Senate queries NDDC over abandoned projects

Governance tour, a jamboree —CRPP

Nigeria-Brazil trade to hit N2.84tn by 2015 – FG

Nigeria’ll become regional gas hub by 2017 – NNPC

Country 20 years behind in road development – Minister

FG sets up evaluation team for NIPPs

Babalola urges govt to tackle corruption, poverty

PHCN workers: FG insists on N384bn severance pay

Etisalat leverages Google Maps for customer service

Third Mainland Bridge: Engineers canvass independent investigation

As wives relocate abroad, husbands turn ‘bachelors’

‘G-37 not to form party’

Credit bureaux critical to financial sector development –NIM

Lagos plans to wipe out slums

Naira hits four-week high on dollar sales

Babalakin’s alleged N4.7bn fraud case resumes today

Boko Haram denies abducting French tourists

Spending cuts threaten state recoveries

US stocks rise on German business confidence

Osborne sticks to austerity measures

Firm restates commitment to housing Nigerians

Breastfeeding success

Okocha, Kanu made me choose Nigeria –Moses

Reducing your household expenses

‘Power surge caused defence ministry fire’

Recycling banks: UPDC collaborates with LAWMA

Ita-Giwa, Senator differ on APC merger

Why workers’ salary is delayed – Osun

Boko Haram group insists on cease fire

Saturday, February 23, 2013

We’ve got a long way to go!

The ‘first children’

Ogunyemi: Turbulent road to global acclaim

Stakeholders want increased collaboration on agriculture

Get denim right

Makashe Awogboro’s new glow

MPR reduction vs. Exchange rate stability DANGCEM Pushes NSEASI YtD Up

Dating: 5 reasons why he left you

FG targets 50% foreign earnings from agro —exports

Athletics championships debuts in Lagos

Chidi without his Jean?

Ogun not indebted to FADAMA project — Amosun

Coffee can prevent cancer, liver diseases —Research

Building the culture of philanthropy

Help! My husband sleeps with my maid

In praise of the bloodsuckers

A friendship of two Heads of State

Bayelsa LG chairmen accuse gov of removing them

Switch with ease

We’re not scared of Boko Haram — Lagos

Most Nigerian billionaires are corrupt – Akinyemi

Friday, February 22, 2013

Supreme Court orders fresh trial of Wabara, others

Insincerity in anti-graft war violates Nigerians’ rights –Catholic bishops

FG tasks new VCs, registrars on integrity

Emenike as future Yekini

Keshi told us to prove him right – Mba

PDP may deny second term govs Senate tickets

Gunmen kill family of 10 in Plateau

Obama sends drones, 100 US troops to Niger

Receptionist admits lying to police over Cynthia

NGO partners Punch to groom new leaders

Inmates reject Kirikiri prison food

Army engineers begin work on police college

Iran denies terrorist links

FG records fresh polio case in Abuja

Virginity test: Principal lacked restraint–Report

Julius Berger to build Second Niger Bridge

Confusion over Ezu corpses autopsy report

Account for Cecilia Ibru’s assets, court orders EFCC

No plan to relocate Egyptian doctors –Envoy

21 expelled Redeemer’s varsity students not recalled –VC

Choice of candidates may split APC

This scramble to fete Eagles

My uncle, Emeka Anyaoku, was angry when I went into music –Onyeka Onwenu

Gumel urges use of volleyball equipment

Only an ‘animal’ will attack a human being with acid –Victim

I’m now on crutches after a policeman shattered my leg with bullets –Bus driver

FG, UK block extremist groups’ funds

Fraudsters recruit UK students to transfer funds

Mimiko, Ladoja, Obi may defect to PDP

Pope quit over corruption, gay sex scandals – Report

UNILAG remains MAULAG – Ministry

Soyinka slams good governance tour

Challenge facts in my book, el-Rufai dares critics

Three Nigerians win $30,000 in US business contest

Diet drinks do not increase appetite

“I’m not just fat, I’m old!”

Asia Pacific region hit by creeping epidemic of obesity

Air pollution increases mortality risk in cardiovascular disease

A fan once slapped me –Bash

Stage fright, horses and their riders

Office Depot, OfficeMax agree to merge

T-Bill yields drop to 17-month low

Boko Haram, Ansaru target Lagos, others

‘Game changers’ for dad/daughter relationships

Thigh fat linked to decline in walking speed

ASX reports declining profits

Getting married to Arese was best thing in my life –Walter Carrington

He said … she said nothing?

Bullying victims at risk of anxiety disorder in adulthood

Nike suspends Oscar Pistorius contract

Natural selection influences male spatial superiority

PHCN workers reject N384bn severance package

Better hospitals have happier staff, survey shows

Progress made towards treatment of rare bone disease

Oboabona, Mba big boost for league players – Coach

Court grants Pistorius bail

Soyinka blasts good governance tour

Thursday, February 21, 2013

AMVCA nomination: Amstel Malta salutes O.C. Ukeje

At 40, Malaika visits SOS children

Isara Remo celebrates new imam

Mentor magazine set to motivate youths

Flee distractions, Amund, Shomide tell pupils

Old students rally to rescue their Alma Mater

Lies of media aides

Repeal Railway Act

Phcn outrageous billing

Nigeria has failed

Jonathan and 2015

Maina and lawmakers

Attention, Glo

Making new sense of an old story

G4S generates N950m from AssetGuard in six years

Reality show searches for best youth entrepreneurs

No e-registration, no sale of products —SON

Firm laments faking of cigarette wrapping papers

BUA’s $500m Edo plant nears completion

SmartMark opens in Ilorin

Odubela urges ANCOPPS to support govs’ education goals

Providence boss tasks government on sports facilities

Jonathan writes school, says old pupils should help Alma Mater

Actor seeks inclusion of peace education in curriculum

AFN gives conditions for training grant

Obuh makes changes for Flying Eagles rematch

Ogun revives Principals Cup

Airtel Indian Golf Cup ends on high

Schalke protest Drogba’s appearance

Messi would struggle in Serie A – Van Bommel

Chinese chef ‘forced to sleep in cage’ in Amsterdam

Hague urges Assad to talk to Syrian opposition

Controversy over Jonathan’s one-term ‘bond’

8,000 Osun farmers benefit from Fadama project

Firm assembles experts to discuss power sector challenges

Love like a Movie: Darey, Fayrouz hail partners

Vector, LNC for MMusic’s Shakesdown at UNILAG

Osofisan’s playwrights conference gathers momentum

Twitter rant: Shut up, Taribo tells Osaze

Nike suspends contract with Pistorius

Five Olympians who went to court

Police Games: Lagos Command swimmers target eight gold

Rockets land Robinson in six-player deal

NFF, sell Eagles at full value – Dudu-Orumen

Kandaval tennis tournament holds today

Sunshine Stars deny placing €1m on Oboabona

Terror cell: Iranian embassy fails to respond

We won’t make concessions on budget – Reps

‘We’ll celebrate Esiri, not mourn him’

Joseph Benjamin’s stolen car recovered

Re: Neglect of Apapa

Police arrest fake PUNCH reporter

Lagos prepares for 2013 Hajj, Umrah

Two judges suspended over Oyinlola, Akingbola cases

SNC-Lavalin bribery probe expands to Italy, Algeria

Diet: Foods that may prevent cancer

Bullied children can suffer lasting psychological harm

Birth rape: Real or imagined?

Jonathan makes u- turn on UNILAG

Residents’ resistance stalls repair of bombed base stations

FG warns boards against interfering with agencies’ operations

Crash report: Bellview writes FG, US govt

Nigerians’ll soon enjoy regular electricity supply – Elumelu

CDAs protest neglect of road projects

Youths stone Ekiti monarch over recurring deaths

Man accused of buying human hair escapes lynching

Pregnant woman detained by KAI men petitions LASG

Mercedes-Benz fined over market rigging

Ofcom announces new 4G phone operators

Google Glass features unveiled

Three die in Las Vegas shootout, crash

Terrorism and slain health workers

Where lies the Rule of Law in Nigeria?

Mimiko: A new beginning


The ‘risen’ First Lady

Lufthansa, United, Air Canada set to win EU approval

Russia bank chief says billions leaving country illegally

Orthodox rabbi arrested for sex assault in London

Palestinian leader wounded in Damascus blast

JAMB’s computer-based test

Public finances ease some pressure on Osborne

Keeping your expenditure in check

Profit management in forex trading

Power firms: FG signs agreements with 14 bid winners

NERC inaugurates offices to handle electricity consumers’ complaints

Not ready for change

US insurer accelerates Esure stake talks

Youths stone Ekiti monarch

Nike suspends contract with Oscar Pistorius

JTF rescues seven French hostages

Wednesday, February 20, 2013

Naira rises to highest in one week

World Bank advises C’River communities on project safety

Spain’s Prime Minister eyes growth

Plight of the poor

Declining education

Achieving Vision 2020

Preparing for the rains

Cleaning the power mess

Unaccounting FG agencies

Third Mainland Bridge

Prof. Nwabueze’s legacy

APC’s political challenge

In defence of PHCN employees

FG urged to inaugurate Financial Reporting Council board

Algeria vows tough action in Italian bribery scandal

Justus Esiri: Death snatches another icon

Criminal neglect of Apapa

Why firms should embrace social media recruiting –Expert

‘No inconsistencies in Pistorius account’

200,000 fake balls seized in Brazil

Powerful Nigerians behind oil theft –Shell

Local content law needs expansion –Dickson

First Trustees’ series

SSS uncovers Iranian terror cell in Lagos

PDP crisis: Obasanjo group fights back

Kidnap: France deploys special forces, military aircraft for rescue

Fallen British minister’s ex-wife faces retrial

Gbagbo lawyer slams ‘political trial’ at ICC

Chinese businessman extradited to UK

Jonathan leaves Abuja for E’Guinea

Japan trade deficit hits record as yen weakens

PRA confirms Bailey as boss

Hypertension, the silent killer

Why some people catch more colds

Age of red blood cells and transfusion

Tips for preserving a healthy mind (2)

Unemployment in Wales rises by 6,000 — ONS

PIB: Shell advises NNPC on joint ventures

Ageas UK makes profit despite broking dip

The psychological burden of infertility

Super foods for better nutrition

Technip bags BP Angola gig

UIB hires Willis marine director

On the track of blood merchants

Underestimating the ‘nays’ in House of Reps

Jonathan approves N384bn severance package for PHCN workers

Reps ask CBN to implement single-digit lending rate

Dana crash: Victims’ relatives get N418.75m insurance claims

States lack emergency response structure to flooding –ActionAid

The revenge of Oscar Wilde

Marsh boosts UK networks team

NIMET’s 2013 seasonal rainfall prediction

Boko Haram: Wrong questions, wrong answers

Nollywood’s violence against women

Are you advertising blindly online?

Sacked staff shut down National Assembly again

Autopsy report reveals Goldie Harvey died of Hypertension

Veteran actor Justus Esiri passes on

Tuesday, February 19, 2013

Woman assaulted with hot stew petitions PSC, Lagos

Murder: Egba chiefs get N2m bail

Three UNILAG students arrested for cultism

‘Community health insurance, guarantee of sound care’

UniCem engages firm to monitor employees’ safety

Foreign medical trip: How Nigeria loses N78bn annually

I’m paying for my Liverpool success – Benitez

Red Cross donates N20m relief materials

2015: How far can APC go?

AMCON extends repayment period for N1.5tn debt

N27bn pension fraud

Eagles’ victory

Moses revels in dream achievements

Pistorius shot girlfriend through door – Prosecutor

24-hour scheme: CAC registers 10,723 companies

Gas flaring: FG targets 2% reduction by 2014

Immigration seeks police collaboration on security

Kwara monarchs pledge peace

Government’s reward for Super Eagles

Livni to lead peace team in new Israeli govt

UNILAG to commercialise herbal medicine – Don

No religion promotes conflicts —Kufuor

Ohaneze, OPC, Ijaw groups back zoning in 2015

IFC invests in Indorama Eleme Fertiliser company

Nightclubs, bars not safety compliant – Commission

Kogi CP warns criminals

UNILAG to commercialise herbal medicine soon

Fire guts FAAN fuel dump at Lagos airport

Goal-Line Technology to be used at 2014 World Cup

Monday, February 18, 2013

After 13-year wait, expectant couple crushed to death

Court rejects 85-year-old molester’s plea

Make your computer work faster (2)

When you are faced with social

Building a successful online marketing strategy

Debt bubble prompts Swedish rule review

FG plans parks for tankers

External reserves to witness less pressure

Keshi’s success and Nigeria’s renaissance

Eurobank accepts NBG’s buyout offer

Warning to the APC

Review embassy immunity

Security expert flays kidnap of foreigners in Bauchi

Stay off drugs, stay safe

Corruption scandal looms over Spanish royal family

Beware, Mr. President

FG vows to tackle corruption in procurement contracts

There’s huge integrity deficiency in el-Rufai’s book –Ribadu

Brass LNG’s final investment decision likely June

Economy shrank by 0.82% in 2012 –NBS

Jonathan should honour single-term pact –ACF

New terrorist group claims responsibility for Bauchi kidnapping

Sand dredger killed, policeman injured in Lagos explosion

Rainstorm destroys property in Ibadan, renders many homeless

Pipeline vandalism: Govt demolishes buildings in Arepo

Explosion rocks Lagos

Sunday, February 17, 2013

CNPP hails Oni’s removal

Amnesty is Nigerian economy’s saving grace – Kuku

PDP shifting blames on Yoruba marginalisation – ACN

Naira gains on foreign inflows into bonds

Advice for Keshi

Union Bank transfers legacy pension to administrators

Pope’s resignation

Take NIMET flood alert seriously – Belgore

APGA faction names Okwu acting chairman, denies merger

‘Education, bedrock of nation building’

Fashola’s project tour, a charade —Lagos PDP

APC will prioritise agric, job creation —Fayemi

Budget: Jonathan seeks AGF’s advice on N’Assembly’s power

Bolivia bans LAN, TAM airlines from flying

NSE admits Gombe State’s N20bn bond

Analysts forsee lower market performance this week

APC will win Anambra in 2014 – Okorocha

Immigration deported 32 foreigners in 2012

‘Jonathan wasting public funds’

S’West PDP woos Tukur on Osun, Ekiti polls

Senate committee’s report on pension fictitious – Maina’s team

Earthquakes rattle Greece

NIESV proffers solutions to flooding, donates to victims

Save yourself from sudden death

Should couples have joint accounts?

Advice from successful entrepreneurs

Making the most of doctor visit

Globally-focused SMEs twice likely to succeed – DHL

Cisco predicts 849 million mobile users for MEA

Three dead in Thai south bombings

158,000 graduates apply for 1,750 NIMC jobs

Community, agric college disagree over land ownership

Why good hair matters

KEYreit board rejects Huntingdon capital’s partial bid

It takes more than vocational skill to run a business –Adebiyi

Yemen court jails 3 Albanians for arms smuggling

President made no single-term promise –Ex-Senate Whip

Catholic Church still in CAN – Bishops’ president

Israel to keep tight control on Syria border

Pope urges Catholic faithful to renew themselvs

Pakistani city mourns after bomb kills 81

I was dead for over a week –Patience Jonathan

Hooded protesters firebomb Greek mining site

Algeria postpones trial of suspected child traffickers

MMA2: Court strikes out FAAN’s suit against Bi-Courtney

Mr. President, power has not improved

The discovery of 45,000 federal ghost workers

Gunmen kidnap seven road construction workers in Bauchi

Police arrest fake army officer in Lagos

Goldie’s husband opens up on relationship, to arrive NIgeria next week

Saturday, February 16, 2013

A Maina bigger than the N’Assembly!

Jonathan signed single-term pact with PDP govs — Aliyu • He did nothing like that — Presidency

Insecurity can trigger polio explosion — NMA

S’Africa targets fastest growing economies

We’ll hand over aviation college to investors — Ahmed

Pet parrot can speak three languages

Adidas congratulates Nigeria

Learning how anger affects your well-being (2 )

So maxi, so elegant

Oteh: Senate sings new tune over SEC budget

Women paint their dreams on me –Chris Attoh

Whither Abiola Bashorun?

Even the Pope can quit

APGA leadership in support of merger —Uzuawu

‘Please tell us topics you want covered at the seminar’

Weaves make waves

Radar can’t control all flying aircraft — Investigation

Finmeccanica boss Orsi steps down amid corruption probe

New Stars light up africa

Obasanjo treated Nigerians like animals –Ezeife

Nigeria’s amalgamation was in good faith — British envoy

‘B’ball, priority for Doregos’

Gov. Fashola please ratify our appointment

Nigerians spoke for 42.75 billion minutes in 2011 — NCC

Friday, February 15, 2013

Osaze sacks agents

Doctors may flee northern states

Keshi’s bumpy ride to glory

‘Kwara, Kogi polio workers not threatened’

Eagles’ll defend title – Minister

Balotelli can become a world-class player –Allegri

West can’t help Africa fight corruption

Ghana keeper begs for forgiveness

I trekked three kilometers weekly to see my fiancee –Bamigbola, Kwara CJ

Mistakes couples should not take lightly

Questions and Answers

Messi should take every free kick – Maradona

Bayern can become bigger than Barca – Badstuber

Mickelson seeks victory at Riviera

Our father “fellowships” with us from prison – Rev. King devotee

Efe reveals secret to Eagles’ success

Pillars bank on F’Eagles star for Olympique clash

Hot putter Da Silva leads at Africa Open

Obinni wins Ikoyi Club Lady Captain golf meet

Valentine tourney gets date

Asaba Stadium named after Keshi

GT dumps hat

NSE fines 31 companies N56.3m for late filings

Nigerian female rappers are scared –Weird MC

First-born children at increased risk of diabetes, metabolic disorders later in life

Whole family affected by differential parenting

Winner of ‘Scream Jumia’ competition gets $1,000

My father can give his eye to a stranger –Vector

Merck to pay shareholders $688m

Life is beautiful –JMartins

Gosh! Can’t wait to see Nigeria –Kim Kadarshian

Desperate models get sexually harassed –Akande

Study suggests link between untreated depression and response to shingles vaccine

Hip hop can’t displace jazz –Opayinka

Telecoms industry remains attractive after $25bn investment — Report

Separated couple reconcile in court

‘My mother-in-law demands my finger nails’

Wema shares drop on low demand

People expect gospel artistes to perform for free –Paul Praise

Lagos splashes N54m on Eagles

Pension scam: HOS orders prosecution of Maina…declares him AWOL

Thursday, February 14, 2013

Solving wireless connection problems

Getting more followers on Twitter

Caring for your BlackBerry smartphone

Eurozone recession deepened at end of 2012

Financial transaction tax tabled by European Commission

American Airlines, US Airways confirm $11bn merger

Heinz bought by Warren Buffett’s Berkshire Hathaway for $28bn

Jobless for 10 years, graduate comedian hawks own CD

Okore set to exhibit sculptures, installations

MUSON opens year with Magic Flute

We have five English teachers, not three for 2,300 pupils –Odubela

World Bank hinges national development on science education

‘LG autonomy will jeopardise pry school education funding’

Unqualified candidates: Osun suspends principal, teachers

Borno financial inclusion scheme to use post offices

First Bank introduces new card product

Naira snaps two-day decline after bond auction

Euro tumbles on ECB rate cut

Boy, 16, so brilliant he makes 6A*s in Cambridge’s IGSCE

Orji, MTNF urge massive investment in science education

“Blade Runner” Pistorius charged with murdering girlfriend

I’m reaping reward through my son – Oboabona’s father

Delta honours Keshi with plot of land

Gafaar denies selling Bolowotan to MFM

…directs Nebo to resolve TCN controversy

Terrorism: Total moves non-essential workers out of Nigeria

Govt needs N360bn to meet water supply target

AFCON: NFF owes Eagles final bonus

FIFA rankings: Nigeria leap 22 places to 30

Eight tennis players for W/Africa Cadet Championships

N50m bond: NPL clubs yet to comply – Idoko

Lucozade Sport powers work-out at National Stadium

Van Persie rues missed chances in Madrid

Kobe Bryant joins China’s social media

Keshi’s backroom staff cry out for largess

Vandals confess to killing NNPC officials

Rating shot by policeman still hospitalised

No duty waiver for private jet owners –FG

Inflation raises Valentine’s Day spending –Survey

FG allays fears of external shocks to economy

Oyerinde’s killing: Reps summon Adoke, SSS boss, others

Truck crushes 15-year-old pupil while on teacher’s errand

Police probe killing of constable by naval rating

Valentine’s Day

Activists protest N4bn budget for First Ladies office

Shongai Packaging targets 90% growth in turnover

I cannot reject aircraft gift –Abiara

INEC de-registers two more parties

Popular singer, Goldie, dies on Val Day

Jonathan can’t sack Maina – Presidency

FG promises to address S’West marginalisation

Britain warns of Western jihadists returning from Syria

Briton jailed for strangling South Korean student

Business registration

SEC to deepen market through REITs

Firm rewards customers for brand loyalty

NEPC approves pilot centre for smoked fish export

SMEDAN woos Indonesian investors to SME sector

Gunmen kill Iran commander in Syria

Researchers work to improve cassava production

Rail transport operations

Rolls-Royce profits and revenues rise

Goldie Harvey is dead

Court freezes Ali, marketer’s assets over subsidy fraud

N107m fraud: Ogbulafor to file no-case submission

Ihedioha, Reps exchange hot words over voice vote

MASSOB threatens showdown with police in Anambra

Customs arrest banker, others over recruitment scam

‘ACN, Accord Party agreement under threat’

Jonathan preaches self-reliance to corps members

Govs reward, pledge support for NYSC

Latest FIFA Ranking: Nigeria rises 22 places to 30th

Jonathan endorses NIMET’s weather report for MDAs

Wednesday, February 13, 2013

My fiance poured hot stew on me – Woman

Landlord, tenants at war over quit notices

Ondo suspends another monarch

Leaders intervene in Ladipo market crisis

Corps members to protest colleague’s blindness

‘How inmate used Aregbesola’s phone for fraud’

Reps turn back Jega for appearing without documents

Uduaghan to host Eagles

Manitoba, Egbin and power privatisation

Truths about Buhari

‘Corps members’ call-up now tied to JAMB admission’

Get that dream job via social media (2)

Airtel congratulates Eagles

CECP urges corporate organisations to support cancer treatment

Co-accused delays arraignment of suspected toxic wastes ship

Local content initiative delivers 30,862 jobs for Nigerians

Uduaghan advocates national dialogue

British Council plans model police stations

Republic chain faces administration

Who should celebrate St. Valentine’s Day?

Tambuwal absent at parley with Jonathan

Lessons from Enugu governor’s health saga

Keshi’s resignation

‘ICPC supporting good governance’

PDP is in disarray, APC chiefs reply Tukur

Senate gives Jonathan two days to sack Maina

2015:New Jonathan posters emerge

Police appoints new CPs for16 states

Tuesday, February 12, 2013

Review okada ban

Thanks, Amosun, but…

Re: Jonathan’s critics

Attention, LASTMA

Obama, Rawlings’ examples

On the National Health Bill

FG, learn from Keshi

Kudos to Keshi

The ‘prophets’ lied

‘Beggars’ arrest will end social nuisance’

Amend immunity clause —ICPC

‘Public treasury looters must repent’

‘Upgrade Adeyemi education college to varsity’

FG plans $650m Abuja Medical City

Jonathan lauds Pope for voluntarily relinquishing power

Late passage of Budget 2013

NFF pressured Keshi to accept foreign boss —Mark

Akinjide commends Eagles

Party for Eagles at Awolowo Stadium

Imoke hails Eagles

Keshi, players get national honours, cash, plots of land

Brave guard kills armed robber with bandits’ gun

LUTH gets N6m to acquire heart diagnosis machine

Driver dragged to court over lady’s death

Five arrested after cult clash in Calabar

Housewife’s corpse for autopsy, husband moved to SCID

Group accuses police of cover-up

Community leader, bricklayers in court over LG land

Romania court grants ex-PM Nastase early release from prison

We can turn maritime industry around – Onyema-Orakwusi

Lessons from Keshi’s success

South African Airways certified four-star airline

Volvo targets largest truck manufacturing position

Libya talks focus on tighter borders to improve security

Bangladesh falls silent for execution of war criminals

I underwent treatment for cancer – Chime

Babalakin owes AMCON N60bn – Agbakoba • AMCON misleading the public –Bi-Courtney

President will not sign budget this week – Minister

Human error likely caused Dana crash – Report

Third Mainland Bridge not in danger – FG

Valentine: Tantalizers rewards customers

‘Solid minerals contributed N54bn to GDP in three years’

Banks slash current account charge to N3 …plan to reduce other charges

Pentagon urges delay in $46bn budget cuts

Coca-Cola revenue misses street view, shares slip

Court refuses bail for suspected Arepo vandals

Air safety challenges in 2013

CNOOC-Nexen deal wins key US regulatory approval

Aer Lingus bid blocked by regulator — Ryanair

El Rufai: Accidental public servant or political opportunist?

Senate insists on 1999 Constitution review, state creation

‘Jonathan has today to sign 2013 budget’

Buhari not dropping out of 2015 race –CPC • Ambition will tear APC apart –Tukur

Keshi drops decision to quit as Super Eagles coach

Monday, February 11, 2013

Robbers kill two soldiers, injure one in Lagos

LAUTECH workers begin strike over assault on porter

Herdsmen: Schools shut as tension grows in Ekiti

olice arrest husband for wife’s death

Church allays fears of insecurity in Nigeria

Presidency steps in as Keshi resigns

Budget: PDP to mediate in Jonathan, N’Assembly rift

Regaining control of hacked accounts

Judge’s retirement halts Alao-Akala’s trial

Christian community expresses shock as Pope resigns

ACN, Tukur, CAN hail Super Eagles

Fayemi, Oshiomhole, Jang commend African champions

Army denies ethnicity in promotions

Suspected Suleja bombers have case to answer – Court

Three journalists arrested for polio vaccine killings

Cleric warns leaders against corruption

Ex-militants seek N’Assembly’s intervention in unpaid allowances

JTF hands over suspected oil thieves to EFCC

Truck, train crush four in Anambra, Osun

No automatic tickets for Jonathan, govs in 2015 – PDP

16, 000 applicants target 100 vacancies in judicial commission

Jos: Three farmers, two gunmen killed

Suspect sets truck ablaze to destroy evidence–NSCDC

22,000 apply for 3,000 jobs

eSofties, foreign firms collaborate on cloud computing

Covenant varsity VC to chair ISPON programme

India to allow corporations open banks

StarTimes to beam UEFA games

Former US employees may have hurt SEC reforms

Reps block bid to stop criminal code hearing

Yookos social network users get new platform

Australia to grill Apple, others on pricing

Russia to ban US meat

Focus on problem-solving software, Lagos urges developers

ECB’s Asmussen sees Cyprus bailout in March

Tinubu reconciles CPC factions

Flood stopped 2,600 from pilgrimage to Israel – Commission

El-Rufai’s book: Ezeife alleges mischief, threatens legal action

Fashola’s gag order on public officials

Facebook sued over ‘like’ button

N672m fraud: Court grants Lagos Speaker’s aide bail

Man arraigned for allegedly stabbing trader over N10 cigarette

Read Pope’s full resignation letter

Pope Benedict XVI ‘to resign’

Jonathan congratulates Super Eagles

Sunday, February 10, 2013

Celebrating national failure

Towards salvaging Nigeria

New power minister

Interfaith unity

Odious judgment

Dutiful LASTMA official

Selling of PHCN

Before Lawan is sacrificed

Dstv’s sole right

Guinness applauds Eagles

Eagles inspire South African school

Hayatou defends refs, admits mistakes

Carteron praises Keita

Tunisia coach resigns

Stanbic IBTC commends Nigeria

Q and A

Protecting your accounts from hackers

What’s on your mind?

Lagos seals off 43 shops, arrests traders

Activist blames mother of 15-year-old rape victim

‘FRSC should investigate drivers’ behaviour’

My dream fulfilled – Yobo

Five Nigerians make CAF Best XI

No difference winning as player, coach – Keshi

How Pepsi rallied support for Eagles

Activists eulogise Beko, restate call for SNC

I’ve no intention to ridicule Jonathan – Maina

Accreditation: UNIABUJA, students’ meeting ends in deadlock

Gang-up against PDP will fail —Aliyu

Urban renewal not to inflict hardship —Ajimobi

Fayemi marks birthday in correctional home

Gunmen kill three N’Korean doctors in Yobe

Tension grips Ekiti community as herdsmen kill farmer

A’ Court reserves judgment on Daily Times acquisition

Cancer: 1,000 Ondo women screened

Policeman shoots soldier in Bayelsa club

Cabinet reshuffle: Jonathan decides ministers’ fate this week

‘Skill training tools sold by beneficiaries’

Reps query Uyo varsity over N51m expenditure

APC, panacea to Nigeria’s problem – Rep

I’ll be accountable – Minister

Kwara commissioners jittery over imminent shake-up

Drug abuse responsible for insecurity – NIREC

Agric enhancement scheme saved N25bn in 2012 – Adesina

Pharmacists decry dearth of professionals

APGA’s inclusion in APC in good faith –ACN

Obasanjo, Jega for Goubadia lecture

Ajimobi’s wife responsible for my sacking –LG boss

Health bill not favourable to doctors – NMA

IG orders special security for health officers

Sovereign Trust to develop insurance through ERM

NBA All-Star appearance excites Bolt

China reports two human cases of bird flu

Finance and romance: About love, money

Firms target N900bn smartphone revenue, shun local production

Eagles end 19-year wait, lift Nations Cup

Buhari led war against Obasanjo’s third term – El-Rufai

Police visit family of man killed after wedding

Residents decry poor state of Ikorodu-Sagamu highway

Ex-militants arrest suspected vandals in Ondo

Legion seeks security duty in Ogun

LG boss’ aide beats LAUTECH worker into coma

Flooding: Firm donates N13m typhoid vaccines

Morgan Stanley may invest $186m in India office development

Insurance industry adjusting to credit underwriting phase-out

Cofinimo sees dip on Brussels’ rents

FCTA plans 1,500 houses for Centenary Village

Android Smartphone to be sent into space

Doughty Hanson to stop investing in real estate

FHA gets new technical board

Caribbean property in demand from wealthy buyers

Ogun ready to work with building industry groups

Brazil ignores World Cup costs to lift housing

Blackstone, others to buy Indian business park

Google’s Schmidt to sell 42% of stake

Egypt court suspends YouTube over anti-Islam film

N13.5bn debt: AMCON to take over Babalakin’s properties

FG inaugurates committee on Badagry Deep Seaport

Bayelsa invests N4bn in power sector

Ekiti attracted N10bn investments in two years –Fayemi

AFCON: Nigeria beat Burkina Faso 1-0 to lift the trophy

Gunmen kill three North Korean physicians in Yobe

IG orders special security for health workers

Plateau Govt dismisses fake “commissioner”

Kwara sanctions 162 teachers

Saturday, February 09, 2013

‘Good governance, panacea for poverty’

Field Igbo presidential candidate, Ohanaeze tells APC

PDP members anxious to join apc

Check el-Rufai, Christian leaders tell Sultan

I can be silly sometimes –– Uru Eke

Demand review of Pension Act, group tells NLC

Keshi waits on Emenike, Moses

FG silent on Eagles reward

Pressure on Nigeria to win — Stallions coach

No final tickets for supporters club

Mikel wants AFCON trophy

NTDC provides memorabilia for Eagles

Married but in love with an old flame

Amosun, please fix Ajibode road

Bonds: The next big trend in 2013?

Universities using Post-UTME forms to cheat us — Candidates

You can avoid temptation

OAU, release my MBA certificate

Julius Agwu can be annoying —Wife

On a date with Valentine

Implications of Okah’s conviction in South Africa

Just fine, no lines

Even with one breast, I’m beautiful — Cancer survivor

Steamed rice and chicken stir fry!

AFCON: Mali beat Ghana to third place

Southampton shock Man City

Valentine through the eyes of three generations of couples

Farm subsidies top EU austerity budget

‘Rural areas have more substandard products’

Tips on phone battery storage

ICE, NYSE deal may open agriculture business to rivals

Air France introduces Boeing 777 on Paris-Nigeria route

IITA donates 3,000 books to varsity

‘We can have stable power supply from current generation’

‘Efficient transport system, catalyst for economic development’

Nigerians dead to probity — Ali

NAHCO expands Kano warehouse

Insurance companies should offer free services –– Borisade

‘Expulsion of PDP chieftains to enforce discipline’

We punished troublemakers in the party — Odujinrin

Propaganda meant to destroy Africa-China friendship— Chinese Ambassador

Microsoft set to empower African SMEs

Perspective on Nigeria

‘I drank my urine for four months trying to cure vitiligo’

Friday, February 08, 2013

Sold by aunt, raped by ‘Good Samaritan’

Army puts retired general, others under watch

Opposition lawmakers can’t threaten Jonathan – PDP

Osaze fined two weeks’ wages

Cheating ref

Big Boss set to equal African record

Hungry players behind Keshi’s success –Taribo

Foreign investors won’t develop our economy – Awoyemi

Fela almost spanked me for snatching igbo from him –Yeni

I’m living a life of my dreams –Caise

My pot belly scares women away – Gbenga Adeyinka

Eagles doubt Osaze deal

End of foreign aid in Africa

Save our homes, businesses from Okorocha’s bulldozers

Echiejile, Omeruo destined for greatness – Ugbade

64 players for Bolingo golf tournament

CBN releases guidelines for agent banking

Don Simon commences juice production in Nigeria

Index rises by 0.3% on renewed interest

We’ll support growth of Nigerian market – RMB

Blackstone to buy stake in 40 shopping centres

My husband is useless, woman tells court

SURE-P, politics and Nigeria’s future

We shouldn’t expect foreign investors to build our market – Awoyemi

Our Valentine’s Day memories

Man, wife trade blame over STD infection

Growing up was quite tough – Chioma Adeoye

Security hiked for Egypt opposition

‘He calls our second child bastard’

As senators, we stopped impeachment crisis between Obasanjo, Anyim – Durojaiye

Obesity causes Vitamin D deficiency

Parkinson’s treatment clue found in three genes

Scientists explore how zinc fights off infection

Going, going… Uncertain fate awaits energy drinks

Only domestic firms can drive economic diversification – LCCI

Prolonged TV viewing linked to lower sperm count

Emerging shares slip further

Travellers opt for self-service at Frankfurt International

Adult diabetes drug may work in obese youths

Gunmen kill six polio vaccinators in Kano

Honour for the ‘ark builder’

razy billing still on the rise

Heart attacks come in stages – Study

Guns and other stories

Couple accuse each other over children’s death

Farouk Lawan, Boniface Emenalo granted bail

Thursday, February 07, 2013

Remarkable Night: Infidels in trouble

On the track of fraudsters

Trey Song’s Val concert shifted

Soyinka, Dozie endorse Vision of School Child painting competition

Render to Caesar inspires Nollywood

Damilola Adegbite finds love in Flower Girl

Singing for breakthrough, by fire by force

Making a comeback, Wale Thompson dares rivals

Smartphones to go for

Tackling Internet addiction

Biggest websites in the world (1)

Why mass failure persists – Aregbesola

More kids prone to online sex abuse – Study

Aiyepola urges alumni associations to support alma mata

NAFDAC takes war against fake drugs to schools

Ikechukwu and Sarah

Ijodee joins Jidanette to celebrate customers

Subsidy protest: Suspected killer DPO charged to court

Woman, 38, arraigned for swearing false affidavit

Police arraign students for cultism, initiation of freshers

Lions president slumps, dies

Gunmen shoot dead Lagos white-cap chief

Anambra clears abandoned vehicles

Stroke: Common but avoidable

Lifestyle choices that weaken libido

Time and time again

Flu vaccine and ear infections in children

Hand sanitisers and viruses

Power foods to beat diabetes (3)

Sugar-free gum and cavity prevention

Buzz… social media diary

Messi inks contract extension

Drogba wants Euro trophy with Galatasaray

English clubs agree spending curbs

Adebayor’s quick return set to lift Spurs

Eguavoen warns Eagles ahead of Burkinabe clash

Celtic want Ambrose for Juventus game

Burkina Faso lodge Pitroipa appeal

CAF bans controversial Tunisian ref

Diallo proud of Lamouchi

Keshi explains quit threat

Three English language teachers to 2,000 pupils: Welcome to Mowe/Ibafo public schools

Rivers pupils to participate in model UN conference

Valentine: UNIUYO,Ecobank collaborate to reduce HIV spread

NPA, CBN, others failed to remit N9.1tn –Reps

High street rescue plan, bid to save shops

Moses still limping, remains doubtful for final

Stop these frivolities in FCT budget

Centenary celebration

Phcn’s crazy bills

Valentine: Southern Sun rewards customers

Farmers urged to optimise NISRAL’s N500bn fund

Campari unveils 2013 calendar

Bricklayers accuse Dangote Cement of shoddy treatment

I should be fit for final —Moses •Eagles train in J’burg

Balotelli fined by police

TomTom to pay Eagles MVP $10,000

Carragher set to retire

Palace quiet on Odemwingie transfer

Ronaldo denies doping in football

End in sight for PDP –ACN

‘Women, youths empowerment, critical to nation building’

Insanity suit to embarrass Aregbesola, Osun —Awomolo

Absentee gov, Chime, returns after 140 days

Group urges peace in Saraki, elders’ land dispute

Budget: Opposition Reps threaten to override Jonathan’s veto

Spanish king’s son-in-law fails to make bail payment

Govt must pay insurance premium in advance – NAICOM

Defence HQ to screen terrorism suspects in Maiduguri

Court remands 11 in prison for vandalising pipeline

FG approves N15bn loan for locally-made buses

Uncertainty trails Chime’s return to Nigeria

Wednesday, February 06, 2013

Too much TV tied to lower sperm count in young men

‘Drug may make walking easier for artery disease patients’

‘African ebola in bats suggests virus is widespread’

Saving tasmanian devils from extinction

There is really no health without mental health

Strengthening aging knees

Power foods to beat diabetes (2)

Eating your way out of stress

Smoking cuts HIV patients’ lives more than virus —Study

SEC extends Oando’s Rights Issue by two weeks

Why social media?

NNPC plane overshoots runway at Osubi airport

Cross River seeks expansion of Calabar airport runway

CAC, NEMA, others collaborate on disaster management

Analysts caution against politicisation of Sovereign Wealth Fund

Lagos police and checkpoints

INEC, pay me

Jailing of Lagos beggars

Police recruitment

Containing Boko Haram

Health tip: Eating because you’re bored?

Study links vitamin D loss to obesity

CAN versus Nasir el-Rufai

Missing 19-year-old autistic boy found

French battles Mali rebels in Sahara

Kid labourers in the midst of luxury

Effective judiciary’ll strengthen democracy—SAN

STF arrests 21 suspects in Jos village raids

Serbia, Kosovo presidents meet for first time

Mercury emissions: Threat to sustainable environment

Colombia rebels call for decriminalisation of drug crops

Penalise delayed, cancelled flights – Reps

Senate considers law on corporate manslaughter

‘We’ll not return to NUT’

Police rearrest, arraign man who raped 15-year-old girl

Pension reform boss sues Senate, IG for N1.5bn

Residents raise the alarm over collapsing building

Onitsha traders, FG battle malaria

Principal orders arrest, detention of journalists

SABMiller eyes China expansion with $864m Kingway deal

‘Lassa fever kills 5,000 annually in Jos’

PTFP faults govt agencies’ performance in power sector

Jonathan, Adeboye congratulate Super Eagles on victory

Nigeria trash Mali 4-1 to qualify for AFCON 2013 final

Tuesday, February 05, 2013

NIM collaborates with Harvard on capacity building

Keshi knows nothing about Mali –Keita

Big-name friendlies bring World Cup flavour

How not to use Facebook

Corruption, pension thief and justice

Etihad triples profit on passenger growth

Atiku thought Obasanjo wouldn’t complete his tenure –El-Rufai

Court orders release of 10 Kirikiri inmates

Much ado about King Richard III of England

Yobo, Keita renew rivalry

Tennis decline shameful, laments FHA boss

JedAir, Canadian airline sign joint venture agreement

Oyo empowers 200 widows

ECB to hold rates, Draghi faces grilling

Governor’s aide, lawyer empower 200 Kwara farmers

Plateau United maintain top spot

Conversation on local government autonomy

Nigeria’s cancer situation is dreadful —Experts

Council boss faults critics of youths

Four children, two others die in auto crash

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