The Punch News Archive for January 2014

Thursday, January 30, 2014

We won’t go back to PDP, Amaechi insists

Resign or deliver perfect elections, Tinubu tells Jega

B’Haram bombs police station in Bauchi

Mark’s absence stalls formal defection of Saraki, others

SERAC sues electricity firm for poor power supply

‘Politicians, stop playing religious card’

Court summons police over lawmaker’s passport

We’re not disturbed by Shekarau’s defection –APC

Reps reject bid to simplify impeachment of President

‘Poor feeding of goats causes malnutrition’

Attracting FDI to productive sectors

Renovate dilapidated schools, Kwara Assembly tells governor

Starbucks makes management shuffle

Benitez begs Napoli fans to lay off Insigne

Making aging cells young again

Paying expatriate pilots higher is normal – Mshelia

Premier skills development training holds

Lamorde laments relationship between EFCC, banks

Santos to take Neymar’s father to court

Femi outshines peers despite loss at Grammy

Educationist seeks better learning environment for pupils

Turn South-South, and proceed with caution

Brush twice daily, oral hygiene is important

South Africa raises interest rates

Tackling Uganda’s lack of school places

Pupil who committed suicide wanted to be a doctor –Father

Group to invest €40bn in Nigeria

2015: As Jonathan strives to be his own man

Raising money from friends and family

Gunmen kill Niger poly lecturer

FRSC redeploys senior officers

Why I didn’t run against Obasanjo in 2003 -Atiku

Union urges Lagos to release teachers’ promotion results

Boko Haram sacks Bauchi police station, free suspect

Impunity, greed cause of Nigeria’s troubles, says Kukah

Jonathan denies sacking ex-service chiefs over unhealthy rivalry

Jonathan appeals to NASS members over 2014 budget

Police arrest thee suspects for robbing, killing NNPC worker

Shekarau’s defection: We are not perturbed, says APC

S’South group asks Jonathan to declare 2015 bid

Court summons police over Lloyd’s international passport

Bangladesh sentences Islamist leader to death by hanging

Youth unemployment breads insecurity -NNPC GMD

FG approves constitution of National Council on Power

Ekiti 2014: Fayemi is our candidate, says Ekiti APC

FG will spend N1.5trn on police reforms -Jonathan

National identity database will help in criminal investigation-CJN

NNPC debunks rumour of imminent fuel scarcity

SERAC sues electricity firm, others for poor power supply

FRSC re-deploys senior officers

Gunmen kill Niger Polytechnic lecturer

Constitution amendment: Reps’ move on impeachment of President, vice fails

Jonathan invites Obi to join his govt

Reps to begin consideration of 2014 budget Feb 4

Ekiti embarks on N2bn neighbourhood markets

B’Haram suspects: Mbu’s absence stalls meeting with Jigawa lawmakers

APC lawmakers join others to confirm service chiefs

Lagos records 84 tankers fire incidents -Official

PPMC raises concern over incessant pipeline vandalism

APBN urges CBN to release names of recapitalised mortgage banks

UK Archbishop criticises Nigerian and Ugandan anti-gay laws

Afghanistan Suicide bombing kills two policemen, injure three

PDP is the anti-development party, APC tells Maku

Edo introduces monthly road walk for exco, others

Defection: Mark’s absence stops Saraki, 10 PDP senators

Italy mourns three-year-old killed in suspected mafia hit

Police kill six gunmen, retake Iraq ministry

Man, 28, in court for alleged theft of N500,000 school property

Jigawa polls: Tribunal gives petitioners 14-day deadline

CHAN 2014: Eguavoen, Izelein differ on Super Eagles loss Ghana

AU Summit: Jonathan arrives Addis Ababa

Judge’s absence stalls Ogbulafor’s trial

Kaduna referees appeal to NFA for funds

Mozambique postpones voter registration for 2014 elections

N30m fraud: FCMB to settle customer

41 die in 313 Borno road accidents -FRSC

Iraqi forces free Baghdad building hostages

Kwara to introduce baseball in schools -Official

Nigerians in Bloemfontein proud of Super Eagles

Lagos closes seven firms over N58.7m tax evasion

Mauritania emerges new AU Chair

Brent oil rises to $108 as cold deepens

STF arrests 16 suspected Plateau cattle thieves

Saudi Arabia to give Egypt $4bn aid

Oscars: Best song contender removed from shortlist

Nigerian wins Kwame Nkrumah prize for science innovation

250 million children globally lack basic learning skills -UN

Keshi, still the best coach in Africa — Ghana coach

CAR and S’Sudan wars bog African summit

Obama campaigns for minimum wage rise on streets

Ecuador ex-police chief arrested in US

Syrians in Homs plead for food

Syrian government ‘demolished thousands of homes’

Asia history tensions flare at UN debate

Ecuador ex-police chief arrested in US for human rights abuses

Morocco summons Algerian ambassador over Syrian deportations

Ukraine protesters defy terms of new amnesty law

Ukraine parliament passes protest amnesty law

Museum on Africa Arts to exhibit Nigerian works in US

Bieber charged with Toronto limo driver assault

Google to sell Motorola unit to Lenovo

Wednesday, January 29, 2014

S’Sudan frees seven detainees accused of coup

EPL: M’City knock Arsenal off top spot

Italy mourns 3-year-old killed in suspected mafia hit

New truths that only one can see

Confront corruption

Mimiko’s declaration

Enough of empty promises

Boko Haram and Nigeria

Attention, IBDEC

Anti-gay law debate

Fire in Rivers

France charges Yemenia Airways over deadly 2009 crash

Tunisia’s Islamists cede power to caretaker govt

US: Convicted Cuban agent due for release

Czech president appoints centre-left cabinet

Israel must divide West Bank village – Defence Ministry

Ukraine on brink of civil war – Ex President

Eight-year-old hero to be given firefighter funeral

Syrian refugees to be taken in by Britain

Philippines military offensive kills 37 rebels

US deep south snowstorm maroons motorists

Iceland drops charges against bin food theft

Teenage skydiver survives 3,000ft fall

Libya minister survives assassination attempt

Egypt says 20 journalists facing charges

S’Sudan politicians face treason trial

Sharapova thrashes Hantuchova

Nadal on course for Buenos Aires

English clubs boost global transfer spending

Clippers end Grammy trip, rout Bucks 114-86

T’tennis plan February camping for Commonwealth Games

2016 Olympics: Navy Sailing Club start medals chase

Valdes to leave Barcelona

God and Eagles behind my form —Uzoenyi

Shell beat NCDMB in NOGIP 2014

CHAN 2014: Libya through to final

WTA Championships expanded

FIFA reveal rise in agents’ fees

Mel sees the best in Anichebe

Ideye denies Monaco link

The silencing of Mallam el-Rufai

Beware of our political enemies, PDP govs warn Mu’azu

2014 budget: Senators blast Okonjo-Iweala … accuse minister of imposing World Bank/ IMF policies

Christians, Muslims unite against B’Haram

Stop fighting Aregbesola, Speaker begs Baptists

Security: Mbu demands written applications from me, says Amaechi

Aggrieved PDP senators shun meeting with Mu’azu, govs

‘Gulf of Guinea, not secure’

Akanbi warns Jonathan, Amaechi about Rivers crisis

SURE-P: FG to buy N240m locally-made vehicles

Suntai’s aide debunks video, says it’s fake

Defection: Saraki, 10 other PDP senators write Mark

Osaze no troublemaker, says Hughes

CHAN: Ghana stop Nigeria

Job losses loom in telecoms industry

Japan to support Nigeria’s automobile development plan

Politicians hide fortunes in real estate, hospitality sectors

Northern elders warn against inciting comments

Rivers: APC inaugurates committee to compile Mbu’s excesses

$129bn lost annually to global learning crisis –Report

National dialogue commences Feb

Nigeria is at the crossroads, says Leadership publisher

FG accuses APC of endangering survival of Nigerians

Constable still alleges wrongful dismissal 19 years after

China fury over $132,000 govt bonus for Li Na

NEXIM Bank to expand intra-regional trade

FG inaction threatens $37bn natural gas projects

Nigerian fish farmers sing a new song

Google to settle EU antitrust investigation

Reps defection violates court order –PDP

Man accuses Chinese boss of brutality

Magistrate orders parties to settle or be jailed

Why your business should adopt social media

Profit warning shows remodelled Fiat faces rocky road

Govt seeks end to hooliganism through employment

Balotelli questions England quality

Sainsbury’s boss to step down in July

Police arrest five for robbery, rape in Ogun

Nike faces rivals for Man United deal

More shareholders sell off bank stocks

Power: Ikeja Disco warns customers against extortion

CHAN 2014: Ghana defeat Nigeria to qualify for final

Mu’azu, PDP govs parley with senators

CHAN: Nigeria’s Super Eagles and Ghana Black Stars playing goalless

Jonathan, more of a democrat than Obasanjo -Umar

Ejigbo torture: Lagos to prosecute suspects soon

APC endangering Nigerians’ survival, says FG

Northern elders warn against inflammatory comments

FEC approves Draft Metallurgical Bill

Niger shuts 26 hospitals, 25 medicine stores

Man jailed 14 years for N14.7m wonder bank fraud

EFCC arraigns Kano commissioner for N17m fraud

Senate condemns handling of N1.4bn SURE-P funds by Okonjo-Iweala

Ïmoke recalls suspended commissioners, advisers

Jang urges NASS to stop contitutional amendment

Libya beat Zimbabwe, qualify for CHAN final

Senators call for rejection of 2014 budget

Ekiti shuts down school over student’s kidnap

2014 budget : APC lawmakers vow to comply with party directive

Reps defection violated court order, PDP protests

Police raid kidnappers’ den in Onitsha, arrest two

Why I didn’t defect to APC -Aliyu

Alleged deportation: Affected persons sue Lagos, CP for N1bn

Pneumonia caused by poor hygiene, not cold weather – experts

Rivers police release 320 ‘Boko Haram suspects’

Saraki, 10 senators submit letters of defection to APC

Google close to settling EU antitrust investigation -Official

Niger closes 26 private hospitals for “operating illegally”

Kwara needs N300bn for infrastructure – Ahmed

Ogun PDP stakeholders tip Dimeji Bankole for governorship

Diaspora voting not feasible in 2015 – INEC

Security agencies, communities connive with pipeline vandals – NSCDC

Defection: Court adjourns ruling in PDP, lawmakers’ suit

Police arrest five for gang-raping, robbing woman of N2.187m

Court sentences ex-NAICOM commissioner to 15 years in prison

Solar power, best suitable for rural electrification – NASENI

Atiku takes consultation on 2015 to Edo

C’River raises the alarm over insecurity in Gulf of Guinea

Mbu directs me to apply for security matters -Amaechi

Schumacher still in coma one month after crash

Fear grips Ekiti community as teenager escapes abduction

Absence of witness stalls oil firms’ suit against NPA

Suntai’s video was doctored, says Ex-commissioner

Libya minister escapes assassination bid — report

U.N. to EU troops: Use force in Central African Republic if need be

Pencom pays N968m to 5,666 military retirees

Pakistan vows to continue Taliban talks

AFAN tasks govt on agriculture, others for increased revenue

Tunisian parliament approves interim govt

BRT moved 45 million commuters in 2013 -Official

LASU crisis: NAPTAN tasks Lagos on exorbitant fees

South Sudan to try rebel leaders

Israeli troops kill Palestinian teen in West Bank

Shekarau defects to PDP

US, Canada condemn Borno, Adamawa attacks

Amnesty International condemns Egypt’s detention of journlists

Sexual bribes: FIFA bans Lebanese referee for life

UBTH Geriatric Unit to begins operation in eight weeks

Three ECOWAS countries join Nigeria in AU Security Council

Multiple sclerosis linked to food poisoning -Study

CHAN: Eagles’ performance shows local league growth, says Amun

NURTW trained 960 members as auto-mechanics in Borno

Bauchi to equip secondary schools with ICT facilities

Ukraine ‘on brink of civil war’, says Ex-president

Philippines’ offensive kills 37 rebels

Thailand to deploy 10,000 policemen for election

Man, 32, in court for allegedly robbing pastor

Four die in Brazil bridge collapse

Eight die in India bus fire

Obama promises action on inequality in State of Union speech

Gold hidden in mobile phones seized at Indian airport

5.2m teachers to be recruited globally in 2015 – UNESCO

Nigeria mobilises $700m for Trans-Sahara gas project

Premier League: Rodgers wants ‘major signing’ before deadline

CAR crisis: UN ‘may need 10,000 troops’

Jonathan appoints chairmen for four govt agencies

Togo arrests three over huge ivory haul

John Paul II’s blood stolen from Italian church

Indian soldier sexually assaults 14-month-old girl

‘Lionel Messi is going nowhere,’ says Barcelona president

Nigeria, Cote D’Ivoire to strenghten cooperation

Tuesday, January 28, 2014

Caring for sensitive skin

Foods that are healthier cooked

APC’s filibuster is retrogressive

Oyakhilome’s gesture

Boko Haram’s onslaught

Stop playing God

Aregbesola’s church project

APC’s directive

Sacked Ogun varsity staff

ASUP strike

Malfunctional Lagos traffic light

Another fuel scarcity?

Ruptured pipeline: Residents abandon Lagos community

EFCC summons Federal Poly’s rector over financial scam

Fire destroys goods worth over N50m in Kwara

Abductors of Agip tugboat engineer demand N5m ransom

Bus somersaults on Third Mainland Bridge, injures 12

Thugs invade Mushin, kill pregnant woman, daughter

FCMB workers arraigned for stealing N13.5m from bullion van

B’Haram militants cut church members’ throats – Bishop

PDP, APC Senators clash over 2014 budget

All PDP aspirants must go through primaries –Mu’azu

Are, an exemplary optimist –Ajimobi, Olunloyo

EFCC charges Cross Country boss with stealing N82.85m

US pledges support for Nigeria’s anti-drug campaign

INEC seeks stricter law on defection internal democracy

Senators didn’t flout our order –APC

Olusola Oke, Akabueze, Ugokwe, others get board appointments

Court awards N17.3bn damages against INEC

SSS releases el-Rufai on bail

Mu’Azu, govs meet PDP Reps for reconciliation

Rivers: Lawmakers probe arrest of 320 B’Haram suspects

Ex-NUNS president, Segun Okeowo, dies at 73

‘Ajudua’s 10-year-old fraud case to start afresh’

Mu’azu can stabilise PDP, says Tambuwal

New service chiefs’ll curtail B’Haram excesses – Jonathan

‘Rain, strong winds to intensify in five states’

NSE Index sheds 1.11% as 44 stocks decline

My SSS interrogation session was boring –El-Rufai

Egypt says stimulus package almost ready

Mass housing: Jonathan, clear the hurdles first

I’ll score with both legs for Stoke – Osaze

Beware! Sudden death is around the corner, experts warn

Enhancing performance with online solutions

Belief in immortality hard-wired —Child study

Raheem Lawal joins Real Betis

Understanding ‘Pay yourself first’

I’m proud of my Yoruba background –Adunni

Developed economies fight emerging-market contagion

Poly expels 26, rusticates 22 for exam misconduct

Enugu Assembly suspends budget debate over power failure

Amnesty’s overseas scholarship selection based on merit -Kuku

Pipeline sabotage caused Ijegun oil spill –NNPC

Rivers is broke -PDP

2,500 members of PDP, LP defect to APC in Cross River

Gunmen demand N5m ranson for kidnapped Agip staff

FG launches auto system for intellectual property registration

INEC won’t fund political parties -Official

Jonathan seeks death penalty for cyber crime

Reps probe arrest of 320 B’Haram suspects by police

EFCC summons Poly rector, bursar over financial scam

New service chiefs will curtail Boko Haram excesses, says Jonathan

Germany to build skin, eye hospital in Akwa Ibom

SSS quizzes Ogun NURTW boss, to question 47 others

PDP has no caretaker committee in Sokoto –Metuh

Senate not aware of senators’ plans to deffect -Spokesman

B’Haram: FG arraigns lecturer, others on Feb 3

DDC machines: INEC to pay contractor N17.3bn damages

PDP will not anoint any aspirant as party’s candidate -Mu’azu

Two men in court over alleged theft of cows

Debate on 2014 Budget splits Senate

Give more attention to governance, not politics -Yero

Reps adopt e-voting on constitution review

STF aware of Shonong attack before invasion -NGO

30 pro-Gbagbo detainees granted provisional freedom

Family wants Briton sentenced to death in Pakistan released

Respect for Keshi will not stop Ghana – Konadu

Grenade attack injures six in Kigali

Indian soldier accused of sexually assaulting 14-month-old

APC’s directive to lawmakers unpatriotic – Group

INEC decries growing conflicts within political parties

Ogun court dissolved 117 marriages in 2013

Our Senators didn’t flout party’s directive – APC

Lagos targets N466bn revenue in 2014

Delta threatens sanctions for traders, contractors over refuse

S’African opposition parties merge ahead of April elections

EFCC charges Cross-Country boss, Okorodudu, with N82.85m theft

Mexico captures drug catel leader

Ali-must-go arrowhead, Okeowo, dies at 73

Police storm Abuja pro-Amaechi rally, protesters slump, faint

Ukraine annuls anti-protest law

Ahmed seeks Kwara Assembly’s confirmation of 16 commissioners-nominees

$1.69m fraud: Ajudua’s case transferred to new judge

Internet Fraud: Undergraduate bags 18 months imprisonment

Abia to upgrade Umuahia water scheme

Kebbi distributes fertiliser to 80, 402 farmers

Kebbi secures N4bn loan for farmers

Militants attack DR Congo’s villages, raze 60

Fire guts warehouse in Omu-Aran, destroys goods worth N50m

Gunmen kill Senior Egypt Interior Ministry official

10,000 jostle for 60 vacancies at Kogi Internal Revenue Service

Mob storms gay-rights office in Ivory Coast

FRSC to enforce installation of First Aid boxes in P’Harcourt

Ukrainian Prime Minister Resigns

Morsy in court for jailbreak

Bird flu virus: Hong Kong culls 20,000 chickens

UN urges end to ransom payments to terrorists

Japan revises school manuals to set out territorial claims

US folk singer Seeger dies

SSS releases El-Rufai

Egypt’s military OKs El-Sisi for presidential run

Apple shares plunge after reporting flat earnings

Ukraine crisis: Anti-protest law to be scrapped

Arsenal dump Nike, sign with Puma

Global smartphone shipments hit one billion

Australia names Cosgrove as new governor-general

Monday, January 27, 2014

Bhutto’s son calls for Pakistan military action on Taliban

Why portfolio investment inflow is falling –Analysts

Ecobank backs CBN’s cash-lite initiative

Naira falls to four-month low

FBN Holdings unveils new corporate identity

Let Sanusi be

Leaders and prayers

God a Nigerian?

Kudos, Keshi

APC budget directive

WITIN empowers more women with ‘technovation’ challenge

Airtel to give subscribers N4bn free airtime

Nigeria PC market shrinks, patronage to drop further

10 steps for Twitter beginners

OAU, others win World Bank research grants

VC tasks students on positive values

Oyakhilome presents 650-capacity hall to AAU

Plateau, South African varsities sign MoU on training

Lagos names road in memory of bomb victims

God will destroy homosexuals – Cleric

Ogun LP faction petitions against Daniel

Kwara APC not safe in Saraki’s hands –Bolarinwa

Amusan tackles Ogun over fence demolition

Ife leaders protest exclusion from proposed councils

Kogi, LGs invest N1.037bn in projects

The world is watching us – Jega

N5.2bn scam: Absence of EFCC counsel stalls Borishade’s trial

Ngr v Gha: Eagles in Bloemfontein, Chukwu backs team

Essien completes Milan move

Striking a balance between work and family

What is stopping you?

Start investing today

Anambra governorship candidates abandon Twitter after elections

Staying active online

Impending defection of senators

Amaechi’s solidarity visit to SSS HQ

Conducting elections on Valentine’s Day

Building connections on social media

Aregbesola and the political economy of religion

MEND attacks Agip tugboat, abduct engineer, captain

Ritual Killing: Police arraign driver for kidnapping, stealing

Residents accuse policeman of rascality, threat to life

Police nab 76-year-old for raping, impregnating girl, 12

N220bn debt, import allocation delay threaten fuel supply

‘Flared gas enough to solve Africa’s electricity crisis’

Power: Nigeria loses 2,994MW to gas shortage, faults

EU gives FG N4.2bn for investment climate reforms

We are ready for recertification – Dana Air

BPE, NERC to ensure power firms keep agreements

The harm Aregbesola does to South-West

Mr. President, corruption is the problem of Nigeria

Okonjo-Iweala’s TEDxEuston blunder on waivers

Defected governors absent at PDP suit

2015: No permit, no rally, says police

2015: My loyalty is to my party – Gov Aliyu

Bayelsa: Amaechi, Ikimi to lead APC peace committee

B’Haram: ACF asks Mbu to release 320 suspects

2015: Ohanaeze tells Kalu to drop presidential ambition

‘Reps won’t debate 2014 budget this week’

‘Produce witnesses in ex-DPO trial’

Paraded defectors not our members – Kaduna APC

Mu’azu’s peace moves’ll fail, says Atiku

Economic gap with London widening — Centre

Santander players threaten strike over unpaid wages

Ukraine protesters leave justice ministry

Android OS dominates global markets, Apple controls Europe

I can compete with Ronaldo, Messi – Hazard

Hard work helped me – Wawrinka

New tricks to make cleaner fuels, fertilisers

Zinox diversifies into online retailing

Patent row: Samsung to pay Ericsson $650m, royalties

Tata motors boss in suicide jump

Eagles get bye for 2015 Nations Cup

Pardew admits Cabaye fear

Sudan’s president to announce government, constitution shake-up

CAR’s Muslims under attack – UN rights envoy

Eat these foods, beat diabetes

Super 4: Pillars battle Enyimba

Online voting opens for BoICT Awards

Uganda doubts rebel leader’s peace talks

Germ-proof your bathroom

Etisalat literature prize: An all-female affair

Daniel plotting to destabilise LP in Ogun -Faction

Days of PDP are mubered, says Atiku

Umar signs N83.33bn 2014 Taraba budget

Enugu officials raid dep gov’s poultry, cart away birds

CAR crisis getting worse – UN

2015 Election: EFCC threatens Bureau De Change with money laundering law

Protesters leave seized Ukrainian Justice Ministry

2015: Activists caution against playing religious card

2015: Shelve your ambition, Ohaneze begs Kalu

Oyakhilome donates 650-capacity hall to Edo varsity

PDP charges opposition to engage in politics of issues

Syria talks deadlocked over power transfer

LUTH health workers continue strike

Have faith in home-based players, Keshi urges

Censors board confiscates N2.5m pornographic films in Abuja

Dana Air resumes flight operations

Suspected assassin kills Prince in Kwara

Defected govs shun PDP suit to sack them

Group vows to resist APC from stalling budget passage

Nigeria running defective federalism -Fayemi

Edo workers may resume suspended strike

Anambra shuts orphanage over missing child

Delta spends N7bn on renovation of schools

Flamingoes to play Ghana in friendly -Official

APC senators ignore party directive, screen service chiefs

NHRC to probe alleged detention of women in hospitals

Capital market indices dip by 0.60%

U.S. resumes aid to Syrian opposition

Uduaghan terminates section of Ughelli-Asaba road contract

Egypt army backs Sisi as presidential candidate

AU lifts Madagascar suspension as new president resumes

B’Haram kills 15, Borno police unsure of casualties

Fuel scarcity looms as markerters grumble over delay

College of Education lecturers vow to continue month-long strike

NSE, CBI to introduce corporate governance rating system

337 people die in 570 accidents last year in Ogun -FRSC

PDP gov aspirant, Ogun differ on campign office demolition

Elechi signs Ebonyi N99b 2014 budget

Fani-Kayode opposes re-arraignment for money laundering

Court remands two Beninese men over armed robbery

The world is watching INEC, Jega tells officials

FIRS seals offices of tax defaulters in Yenagoa

Nine in court for rioting, willful damage

Pope relic stolen

Plateau upgrades three General Hospitals to referral centres

N5.2bn scam: EFCC lawyer’s absence stalls Borishade, others’ trial

Gunmen kidnap Kogi LG chair’s wife, demand N50m

Abia to increase funding of FADAMA programme – Commissioner

Veteran journalist Ladan dies at 63 in Zaria

Nasarawa inaugurates committee on herdsmen, farmers crisis

TRCN inducts 10,916 into teaching

Osun procures speed boat for community

Subsidy protest: Judge cautions DPP over ex-DPO’s murder trial

Ogun earmarks N21bn for healthcare

China: 12 dead in Xinjiang violence

Police arrest kidnappers, child traffickers in Imo

EFCC files amended charge against Fani-Kayode

US condemns Afghan order to free 37 ‘Taliban prisoners’

FG distributes nets to 300 fishermen in Bayelsa

US strike ‘targets al-Shabab chief’

Google, Samsung sign global patent deal

Egyptian diplomats abducted in Libya released

Tunisia assembly passes new constitution

El-Rufai honors SSS summons

Daft Punk wins big at Grammy Awards

Kogi, LGs spend N1.37bn on water, health, education

NSA engaged in industrial espionage -Snowden

Ukraine in state of emergency warning

Hand grenade kills six Pakistani children

CHAN 2014: Super Eagles arrive Bloemfontein

Sunday, January 26, 2014

Impulsive behaviour linked with food addiction

Tales of caring with warm hands

Paedophiles and homosexuals

Fix Ogun health centre

Amosun, pay our gratuities

Attention, Lagos govt

Harmattan and bush burning

Rename Nigeria

IKDC, please help us

Mark’s timely warning

Anti-gay debate

21 die as boat capsizes in India

Two more bodies recovered in Quebec fire

Missing tanker crew faked pirate attack – Angolan Navy

Ukraine: Opposition rejects offer of PM post

Russian faces WMD charges in Pennsylvania

Japanese police nab worker over poisoned food scare

Hollande confirms split from partner

12 die in fresh China violence

Suicide bomber kills four in Afghan

More rain hits already flooded areas in UK

UK terror suspects free of tough controls

Gunmen kill three Egyptian soldiers

Ajimobi, Aregbesola for Ibadan polo tourney

Moses expects more Liverpool goals

Regular playing time will improve Uzoenyi – Emordi

Pepsi unites world best players

Win CHAN for Jonathan, Elegbeleye begs Eagles

Wawrinka stuns wounded Nadal to win Australian Open

CHAN: Tambuwal wants trophy

Amiesimaka asks Eagles not to underrate opponents

Conte praises Tevez

Essien rubbishes medical failure talk

Chess GM, Kasparov, visits Nigeria

Osaze agrees swap deal with Stoke

Anichebe backs manager to lift West Brom

Martins gives up on World Cup

Eagles get $100,000 to beat Ghana

German yields reach five-month low

NSE trains market makers

Emerging-market investors head for exit

IOSCO gets more support to tackle financial misconduct

BPE to settle outstanding PHCN workers’ terminal benefits

Don’t endanger economy, ANAN warns politicians

CRR increase will hurt domestic production – LCCI

Power supply worsens, Shiroro plant shut

Futility of increasing crr on govt deposits

States should have their own Supreme Court – Salami

National Industrial Court’s non-appealable decisions and judicial absolutism

Civilisation, homosexuality and Nigerian laws

Family urges police to find missing community leader

Victims of Ikeja bomb blast lament unfulfilled promises

Revenue officials assaulted pregnant woman over park fee

Police nab 70, recover bags of Indian hemp

Confusion as woman accuses driver of ritual killing

Panic as petrol pipeline ruptures in Lagos

Hoodlums vandalise buildings, 50 cars in Lagos

Controversy rages over APC’s directive to members in N’Assembly

Mu’azu meets Obasanjo over Ogun PDP crisis

‘Amaechi has shamed his detractors’

2015: Atiku begins nationwide consultations

APC holds national convention April 26

‘I regret not involving church in governance’

2015: S’West PDP endorses Jonathan

We’ll overcome our challenges, says Jonathan

APGA petitions Jega, chides Umeh for contempt

Obasanjo teaches school prefects leadership skills

Jega meets US policy makers on 2015

2014: Fayemi to re-contest, names campaign team

17 PDP senators’ll defect to APC this week –Saraki

Govt should create jobs, Adeyeye says

2015: Sambo charges youths on national integration

Northern govs want end to Boko Haram terror

APC probes suspended leader

Gunmen scare Jang’s aide

Obamacare private plan enrolment reaches three million

Resort, Gombe to deliver low-cost houses

Dock workers in Chile end strike

Anchor makes N420m profit

AIG optimistic after restoring brand name

Firm asks court to stop Oyo’s Samodun Fiesta

Mutual Benefits opens Niger Republic subsidiary

Northern elders’ misguided salvo

GNI’s profit rises by 119%

What did you get your wife for New Year?

US bans more products from India’s Ranbaxy

China asks US to stop anti-dumping probe

Signs of early insolvency

North American machinists nominate challengers to top leaders

NIMC deploys enrolment centres in councils

S’Africa may lose biggest economy status to Nigeria

MTN, CWG build mobile payment solution

Yero denies eyeing CBN job

Polio: 469 rejection cases in Sokoto, says official

Shiroro power plant repairs to cause load shedding -TCN

‘New Constitution to be ready by July’

Nigeria will cross the bridge of challenges, says Jonathan

World Bank pledges $2bn development aid for Burma

LG boss urges peaceful co-existence among communities

Midnight inferno kills two children in Edo

APGA petitions Jega, begins contempt proceedings against Umeh

PHCN: BPE to settle outstanding terminal benefits

Ekiti 2014: Fayemi to re-contest, names campaign team

Newcastle rejects PSG’s Cabaye bid

Aspirant assures Ekiti youths of mass employment

China court sentences human rights activist to four years in jail

Airport cities project of aviation ministry ill-conceived

CHAN: Tambuwal wants eagles to bring trophy home

Obi regrets keeping the church out of govt, gives N130m

Northern govs demand end to B’Haram attacks

Tata Motors chief Slym dies

APC to commence members registration in Kebbi Feb 5

Keshi deserved to win Glo/CAF awards -Oladipo

Fishermen in Bayelsa lament impact of oil spill

CHAN: Maigari praises supporters club for standing by Eagles

Brazil 2014: Uzoenyi good enough for Eagles – Okala

Tourist boat capsizes in Andaman Sea, nine feared dead

12,866 benefit from Ondo micro-credit schemes -Official

NSCDC warns officers against partisanship

Al-Mustapha promises to empower unemployed youths

Stars line up for Grammy Awards

Flood: 165 commercial farmers to receive N46m in Delta

NAPEP rolls out new poverty alleviation plan

Quebec fire crews find more bodies

Australian Open: Wawrinka beats Nadal in final

Budget blockade: APC faults critics of directive to N’Assembly members

17 PDP senators to formally defect to APC

Japanese man arrested in food poison scare

Delta commissioner calls for establishment of agric institute

300 become ill on cruise ship

Peter Obi reiterates commitment to education

Saturday, January 25, 2014

I did not panic when we were down 0-3 – Keshi

PDP, APC pledge to shun violence in elections

Kabul suicide attack targets troops

We would rather go to school than beg — Street kids

Badeh can’t quell B’Haram in four months —Mohammed

Obasanjo’s loyalists resist moves to join APC

Police train 60,000 officers for 2015 poll

Ex-Sokoto gov, Bafarawa,dumps APC for PDP

Science of talent identification, excellence development

Footballers need to go to school — Ezeji

Li Na beats Cibulkova to women title

Australian Open: Nadal eager to overcome Wawrinka

Moses scores in Liverpool win

I didn’t panic when we were down — Keshi

Jonathan congratulates Eagles

Eagles clinch 4-3 comeback win over Morocco

INEC timetable: Presidential, gov primaries start October 2

Second term: Jonathan set to break silence

FG yet to prosecute 500 Boko Haram suspects

Enugu assures women of safety

NDLEA arrests undergraduate with 1.75kg drugs

Nothing will make us return to PDP — Saraki

I was never part of APC — Opeyemi Bamidele

Yoruba want autonomy, not appointments — Afenifere

Sacking of service chiefs timely — Northern elders

Mixed reactions trail INEC timetable

El-Rufai may honour SSS summons Monday

Budget: APGA warns its lawmakers against supporting APC

FG lifts ban on Dana Air

We will crush APC anti-budget plot —PDP lawmakers

Alaba Shonibare peps up

Brazil 2014: How Eagles’ foes are preparing

Ngozi Braide’s social disposition

Governors treat Jonathan like their houseboy — Jeremiah Useni

Femi Da-Silva steps out

FG loses N74.6bn to pipeline vandalism

Take Ibori steps out

Memory foam pillow

Care for natural hair

Avoid breakup mistakes

B’Haram declared war on Christians – NOSCEF

Nigeria’s Industrial actions worry NUJ

Three die at USA mall shooting

Seven dead as Egypt marks revolution’s third anniversary

Ukraine crisis: Yanukovych offers jobs to opposition

Council vice chairman slumps, dies while waiting for doctor

CHAN Q’Final: Eagles come from behind to trash Morocco 4-3

CHAN Q’final: Nigeria 3-3 Morocco at full time

2015: Lawyers, others react to polls timetable

CHAN Q’final: Morocco lead Nigeria 3-0 at half time

UAE President sufferes stroke, in stable condition

NDLEA arrests former lawmaker in Adamawa

NBC issues licence for Kogi TV

12 die in China police war against terrorists

Li beats Cibulkova, wins Australian Open final

2015: Mixed reactions trail election timetable

Council arrests 122 for violating sanitation law

Rescuers recover body of boat capsize victim

French president ‘to split from Valerie Trierweiler’

2015: INEC has given reasonable time for litigations, says Musa

Union urges FG to treat health workers, doctors alike

Ukraine conflict: Yanukovych ‘concessions’ fail to end unrest

Tunisia parliament to vote on new constitution

Niger to distribute free uniforms worth N55m to students

Student shot dead at US university

Nigeria to partner IDB for realisation of economic advancement – Sambo

CHAN: Mark tasks Eagles to step up game

Shopaholic …with KSB

My first…Halima Abubakar

Friday, January 24, 2014

Shopaholic …with KSB

Awkward moment with DJ Bassman

Asa Asika’s typical DAY

My first…Halima Abubakar

Travel tips to Egypt

Nigerians speak against ‘recycling’ old politicians

Great sex controversy: clothes on or clothes off? (II)

Gbagyi youths protest killing of 27-year-old kinsman

Three persons missing in Lagos boat mishap

Elders urge Amaechi to cancel rally in Ogoniland

Anti-Gay Marriage Act won’t affect funding – FG

Catholic installs Abegunrin as Ibadan archbishop

INEC timetable: Now, real politicking begins

LASU crisis: SUG president appears before House

APC inciting military, Labour Party alleges

I’m still in PDP –Tambuwal

PDP governors plan to bring back Amaechi, others

SSS storms El-Rufai’s house, arrests security guards

INEC releases 2015 election timetable

Jonathan stops SSS from quizzing Obasanjo

Nigeria sliding into dictatorship –Kwara speaker

Keyamo alleges plot to kill Charles Okah

Eagles to train in Houston for World Cup

Mourinho slams Wenger over Mata

Australian Open: Nadal beats Federer, faces Wawrinka

Roger complains

Li, Cibulkov clash in women’s final

Missing out on USA ’94 almost ruined my career – Semitoje

Criticise Jonathan and be cursed

My weakness for exotic wristwatches –Freeze

Eagles’ll beat Morocco -Babayaro, Aikhuomogbe

I can’t go back to my school because of shame –14-year-old girl abused, impregnated by neighbour

Winners don’t run after money –Aouita

Chris Okotie is ignorant –Most Reverend Martins, Catholic Archbishop of Lagos

McDonald expects low sales in January

Telcos must continue to invest in their networks –Azuka Ndulewe

GM sold 9.7 million cars worldwide in 2013

Men started eyeing me as a teenager –Munachi Abii

Mouth-watering Ekpang NKukwo

NGT contestant woos Kate Henshaw

BMW outsold Audi and Mercedes as competition continues

Food, acidic pH and chronic illnesses

Omawumi’s new baby

Bola Ige’s assassination killed my interest in politics –Lekan Alabi

Germany, France attack EU plan to curb big banks

Ford remakes F-150 vehicle

Find a wedding dress you truly love

US homes resale rose in December

Zenith, Access rebound as index rises by 1.17%

Meet first female president of the Central African Republic


Activists hail death sentence on killer cop

30,000 benefit from FCT dry season farming – Minister

Community’s protest mars Imo Poly matriculation

Obi slams Jonathan’s critics, praises Enugu councils

First Bank re-opens P’Harcourt office after Ogoni picketing

Unknown gunmen kill cement dealer in Ebonyi

Czech Republic to partner Bauchi on Yankari Game Reserve

30,000 benefit from FCT dry season farming – Minister

Sokoto conducts mass wedding for 125 couples

Lottery plans to generate N500bn in five years

Community’s protest mars Imo Poly matriculation

LAUTECH: Teaching hospital unions suspend strike

Gbagyi youths protest killing of kinsman

APC inciting the military -Labour Party

Obi slams Jonathan’s critics, praises Enugu councils

Kuru-Bauchi railway will be ready in February -Minister

Federer claims best tennis still ahead of him

Oshiomhole signs N160bn Edo 2014 budget

Osun gives private schools seven-day ultimatum to register

Al-Mustapha seeks partnership to boost youth development

Police arrest butchers over Ekiti violence

Customs deny accusing FG on waivers

NCC pays telcos fine to FG -Official

NDLEA arrests 21, seizes 426kg of narcotics

First Bank re-opens P’Harcourt office after Ogoni picketing

Mark asks Eagles to beat Morocco, celebrate Keshi’s birthday

Poor sanitation: Kano Govt summons council chairman

Anti-gay law won’t affect HIV/AIDS funding -FG

Three suspected militants killed in Yemen

APC condemns SSS bid to arrest El-Rufai

Hippopotamus, crocodiles threaten Kebbi communities

Car scam: Activists give EFCC two weeks to arrest Oduah

Australian Open: Nadal beats Federer to reach final

JAMB, varsity to partner on computer-based test sensitisation

UNIZIK matriculates 6,000, vows to expel cult members

Striking S’African miners meet with platinum firms

Health workers’ strike unnecessary, uncalled for – Commissioner

SSS storms el-Rufai’s Abuja house to arrest him

Maina mobilises support for Jonathan’s administration

Supreme Court affirms Okorocha’s election as governor

Trains begin Port Harcourt to Bauchi route by March –Minister

Drama in court as fake FRSC official begs to change plea

Ekiti set to begin Beach Soccer Game -Official

Oyo spends N1bn on rehabilitation of Agodi garden

Fort Worth Fire kills mother,child

Judge’s absence stalls trial of ex-Union Bank chiefs, others

Syria threatens to quit Geneva talks

Barcelona president Sandro Rosell resigns amid Neymar transfer row

Justin Bieber bailed after Miami drink-drive arrest

Cairo bomb attacks kill five, injure 70

APGA not after power-shift in Abia -Ukegbu

Thai polls may be delayed over political turmoil -Official

Pakistan sentences Briton to death for basphemy

40,000 farmers benefit from FADAMA programme in Anambra -Official

Ukraine unrest: Protesters erect new barricades as talks stall

NEMA rescues three persons from capsized boat in Lagos

South African police arrested for murder

Nasarawa to spend N40m on youth empowerment, training

Hong Kong to destroy 28 tonnes of seized ivory -Official

Kenyan athletes threaten boycott of competitions over tax

EU, ECOWAS to resume partnership agreement negotiations -Official

S’Sudan conflict: Rivals sign ceasefire agreement in Ethiopia

Justin Bieber in Miami court charged for drunk driving

North Korea in ‘reconciliation’ call to the South

Shettima appeals to residents of Alau to return home

Court orders probe into gang rape of Indian woman

Nigeria seeks UK’s partnership on lottery

APC calls for fair policing in Rivers, other states

Jigawa vaccinates 2.8m cattle in eight years

One person killed in Egypt car bomb explosion

FG to begin use of cement for road construction

CHAN: Keshi thanks Nigerians on birthday wishes, promises victory

NDLEA arrests 490 suspects, seizes 9,163.96kg of drugs

Thursday, January 23, 2014

Land along the east coast is sinking

Gay pressure

Before corruption kills us

Mikel’s father’s rant

Amosun and Ogun nass members

Fuss over Anti-gay law

NSA spying is illegal – US privacy watchdog

S’Sudan rivals sign ceasefire agreement

Berlusconi to be investigated for witness tampering

Goodfellas heist: Suspects due in court

US executes Mexican despite diplomatic pleas

Bieber in court for drunk driving

Angolan navy hunts ‘pirates’

Uhuru Kenyatta trial: ICC delays start

Australia links raid on drugs to terror

Syria: Al Qaeda boss urges halt to infighting

Tokyo governor poll campaign begins amid nuclear debate

Bus crashes after passenger attacks driver

Murder case misconduct detective to keep job

Deadly fire at Quebec home for the elderly

Sydney: Irish woman’s body found in car park

Indian woman gang-raped on orders of kangaroo court

Burma mobs kill 30 Muslims

Ukraine protests spread beyond Kiev

Thailand elephants trample American tourist

China corruption: US calls for campaigners’ release

Pakistan protests Shia bus bomb attack

US military expresses concern over China-Japan tensions

Lenovo buys IBM’s low-end server business for $2.3bn

Toyota retains number one slot in car sales

India withdraws old currency notes

Rate rise some way off — BoE director

Argentina restricts online shopping

UK unemployment rate drops to 7.1%

Pearson shares hit by profit warning

Carl Icahn urges eBay to spin off PayPal

‘Economic recovery in Europe not over’

HS2 legal bid rejected by Supreme Court

Eurozone recovery strengthens in January — Survey

South African platinum workers strike over pay

Nokia shares down as sales continue to fall

Big Four China’s accountants units face US suspension

Rugby: Nigeria ranked 79th

Serena enters Indian Wells

Li Na, Cibulkova to meet in Australian Open final

Gabriel joins Waasland-Beveren

Eagles get $100,000 offer to beat Morocco

De Gea will be fine, says Fletcher

I’m not expecting miracles –Seedorf

Brazil president assures on stadiums

United v Sunderland: Drunk man calls 999 to chat with Sir Alex

Nigeria won’t participate in WKF Karate1 —Metu

Court says LMC not liable for NFL debts

ANA Lagos hosts Omatseye

From wealthy homes to show business

Igbo Uturu Carnival surpassed our expectations – Founder

Ethiopian fans love fast-tempo music – Edaoto

I chose art against my mother’s will – Adejumo

Educationist stresses need to overhaul sector

Education, an investment not corporate social responsibility – Experts

NUT backs Jonathan over anti-gay law

A’Ibom introduces biometric capturing for teachers

Osun spends N3.6bn to feed pupils yearly – Laoye-Tomori

Calabar school where capital of Imo State is ‘Warri’

School-age children still hawk in Lagos streets

Fire guts furniture market, destroys million naira foams

Court remands four for killing police witness

Pandemonium as hoodlums storm APC Senator’s office

Married man rapes seven-year-old girl

Community raises the alarm over collapsing footbridge

Police arrest landlord over death of youth

Pastor in court for stabbing colleague to death

What can Nigeria learn from Latin America’s pink tide?

Rivers crisis: APC set for showdown with FG …directs members in N’Assembly to block budget passage

Senate to consider 2014 budget next week

SSS summons El-Rufai, warns against inciting statements

APC’s tall order to National Assembly members

Drama as Bamidele leaves APC for LP

2015: Ballot box snatching impossible, says Jega

Rivers: Lawyers demand appointment of CJ

Fear grips PDP senators over defection

Varsity students protest high tuition in Jonathan’s town

Recurrent budget: NLC, others reject Okonjo-Iweala’s defence

National Conference: Afenifere rejects Okurounmu report

Court strikes out case challenging Aregbesola’s sanity

LASU shut as students protest exclusion from exams

Bharti to raise $2bn from Africa towers’ sale

We’ll stick to 2.3GHz licensing timetable –NCC

Seven social media resolutions for 2014

Ogbeche joins SC Cambuur

Airtel, 7-Up partner to reward consumers

Kanu, others hail Keshi at 52

Police nab 12 robbery suspects in Ekiti

Planning for your child’s education

Rivers Assembly resumes sitting in Government House

Use condoms, they are good for you!

Kerosene subsidy removal: Consumers seek cheaper gas alternative

Merchant expects Pacquiao-Mayweather fight

Close-Up Herbal toothpaste users get cars

My goals don’t guarantee World Cup place –Uche

Court frees three suspected members of B’Haram

Construction workers issue seven-day ultimatum to employers

Suspected hoodlums arraigned for assaulting soldier

APC directs lawmakers to block service chiefs, ministers’ confirmation

Police permit not required for rallies –Falana

Doctors protest harassment by health workers

We won’t stop HIV/AIDS funds to Nigeria – US

Kaduna earmarks N335m for Ministry of Justice e-library

CACOL, SERAP carpet Jonathan over comments on corruption rating

Expatriate kills Nigerian in Enugu

Court threatens to grant bail to alleged rapist

Doctors protest harassment from health workers

Mata set for medical ahead of move to Man’U

LASU shut indefinitely over students’ protest

Fire kills newly wedded couple in Katsina

CBN releases new draft guidelines for Finance Houses

Police commission promotes 23 senior officers

Chelsea agree to sign Basel midfielder Mohamed Salah

Rivers Assembly resumes sitting in Govt House

Police arrest 12 robbery suspects in Ekiti

FG may bar overloaded trucks from highways

Ekiti earmarks N5bn for agric

Ballot box snatching won’t be possible in 2015 -Jega

Tension as hoodlums attack Senator’s office in Ogun

Court restrains ABU from appointing new registrar

Senate begins consideration of 2014 budget next week

Five police men killed in Egypt attack

N113bn needed to complete East-West Road, says Orubebe

ALGON faults formation of parallel executive

Fire destroys Edo Deputy Speaker’s residence in Benin

PDP will win 2015 presidential election –Aliyu

Court frees three Kogi Boko Haram’s cell suspects

Egypt’s PM backs Sisi for president

Man seeks divorce over wife’s ‘perpetual’ drunkenness

Again, Plateau postpones LG polls

Fuel subsidy fraud case: Absence of prosecution stalls trial

Iraq executes 11 ‘terrorism’ convicts

Oil marketers lament delay in Q1 fuel importation allocation

Three killed in fire outbreak at Quebec home for elderly

Lawyers protest in P’Harcourt, demand appointment of CJ

Nigeria’s GDP to grow by 7% in 2014, says UN agency

Pakistani Shia protest suicide bombing

Nigerian ambassador to Congo loses husband

S’Sudan conflict: Rivals ‘to sign truce’

CBN earmarks N132bn to assist women entrepreneurs -Official

Justin Bieber arrested in Florida for drunk driving

Chinese official sentenced to death for graft

LASU students protest against poor facilities

Seven nabbed over burried arms in Kebbi

CAR interim president calls for more troops

Syria: Al-Qaeda chief urges end to jihadists’ infighting

Jigawa community restates commitment to polio eradication

Man, 49, in court for destroying palm trees

Jonathan approves promotion of seven immigration officers to DCGs

Berlusconi to be probed over alleged tampering of evidence

NHIS to embark on mop-up registration of workers in Ebonyi

Turkey bus crash kills 21

Bafana Bafana players lack discipline -Sports psychologists

Indian ‘kangaroo court’ orders rape of woman

Scientists uncover first new river dolphin in Brazil

Morocco amends controversial rape marriage law

Official confirms payment of severance package to ex-PHCN workers

Man Utd relegated from football’s richest three

Kano approves N4m for Kano Pillars pre-season tournament

Gunmen kill five policemen in Egypt

US executes Mexican amid claims laws were breached

S’Korean trade official abducted in Libya rescued

Juan Mata: Chelsea accept Manchester United’s £37m bid

Abducted South Korean trade official freed in Libya

Mexican, executed in Texas for police murder

Ejigbo torture: NHRC vows to prosecute culprits

Ekiti set to raise female football team

Wednesday, January 22, 2014

Fire engulfs furniture warehouse in FCT

Brazil 2014: Nigerian Ambassador assures Super Eagles of support

Council polls in Plateau postponed for fourth time to Feb 25

S’Africa platinum workers strike over pay

Kenyan President’s popularity swells on Facebook, chases Jonathan

Sitting for long may cause heart diseases

We didn’t contribute to 2014 budget, say governors

Cement industry attracts $8bn new investments – Aganga

Return to PDP, Mu’azu begs Amaechi, others

Kwara speaker, 19 lawmakers defect to APC

Probe Borno bombing, Reps tell NSA, others

Strike paralyses LASUTH, LUTH, others

Rivers: Senate summons IG as members trade words

Bank shares dip as investors panic

75% CRR: Banks to cut jobs, operating costs

‘Those fighting Jonathan are fighting God’

FG’s agents want me dead, says Senator Abe

Corruption not cause of all Africa’s problems – Jonathan

Robbers attack, forget gun in Lagos church

Court jails UNIZIK student for impersonating customs boss

Father tackles transport firm over daughter’s death

Rampaging youths sack three Ogun communities Over Shooting of Landlord by Night Guard

Youths stone seven suspected homosexuals in Bauchi

Court remands policeman for killing conductor over N50

Aregbesola’s wife canvasses support for husband

OPD to get justice for Ejigbo torture victims

Bombs: Police to deploy dogs in airports, others

Tension in Rivers community over detention of monarch

PFN, teachers applaud Jonathan over anti-gay law

Ekiti: Group demands prosecution of suspected killers

SERAP sues Fashola over education funding

Deep freeze, today; heat wave, tomorrow

REA to partner private investors on renewable energy

Hayatou denied Mikel African award — Father

Boxing coach targets Commonwealth Games gold

Where are the Nigerian intellectuals?

US stocks close flat

Group seeks speedy passage of Petroleum Industry Bill

Parental exposure to marijuana linked to addiction

ASUU gains: Food is ready

Blood test might spot pancreatic cancer

Dons seek review of Power Reform Act

Mido appointed as Zamalek coach

Mediterranean diet may lower risk of clogged arteries

NLNG delivers 3,000th cargo to customer in Turkey

In Nigerian zoos, all animals are not equal

Customs generate N8.48bn in 2013 at Seme border

Those fighting Jonathan are fighting God -Clark

PDP to meet Amaechi, Wamakko, others

Abia NUT suspends three-week strike

Reps ask NSA, service chiefs to probe Borno bombing

Rivers varsity expels 588 students for poor performance

Madiba statue: Row over rabbit in Mandela’s ear

Sokoto earmarks N5.63bn for expansion of Asare water project

SERAP sues Fashola for hoarding information on education

Amaechi’s NGF communique inciting, says Jang’s faction

South Sudan rebel leader vows to bring down government

Texas to execute Mexican convicted of murder despite concerns

Shettima blames politicians for rift with Borno ex-gov Sherrif

Ejigbo women: Rights commission vows to prosecute attackers

Anti-bomb squad takes delivery of EDC

Suspension of Chime’s aides has not been reversed -PDP

House leadership: Rep’s ultimatum to court worries NBA

Chukwumerije criticises plan to drag Ihejirika, others to ICC

Experts seek review of power reform act

Pope tweets backing for US anti-abortion rally

Defected lawmakers must lose seats, PDP insists

Ogoni people picket First Bank over N80.3bn compensation

EFCC arraigns three suspected oil thieves in Benin

Court remands man, 29, for murder in Ekiti

Kwara to sanction erring traders over environmental laws

Senators in near fight over Rivers crisis

NUJ threatens to boycott general elections over insecurity

Police arraign Togolese herbalist for allegedly impregnating daughter

PDP Senators pledge support for new Chairman

PSC sanctions 58 policemen for extra-judicial killings, corruption

Tension in rivers LG over Monarch’s detention

C’ River shuts UJ Esuene Stadium for repairs

Plateau seals construction firm over tax evasion

Funsho Williams’ murder: Confusion as defendant slumps in court

Mikel’s father blasts Hayatou over GLO/CAF award

Two militants killed in Gaza Strip air strike

‘Fastest ever’ broadband passes speed test

Jonathan in Davos for economic summit

Subsidy fraud: Marketer sourced fuel from within Nigeria, says EFCC

FG okays N28.11bn for FCT’s new district’s infrastructure

NSCDC arrests 5 cable thieves in Sokoto

Unilorin approves N8m to improve power supply

Syria accuses the west of supplying terrorists with arms

ASUP strike: Nigerians call on FG, lecturers to shift ground

Civil defence arrests two suspected vandals in Jigawa

APC disowns Kwara chairman

2,000 Nigerian youths apply for Obama African leadership programme

OAU gets $8m grant from World Bank

Uganda to deport Briton caught with gay sex video

20 Kwara Lawmakers defect to APC

Court threatens to discharge Abiola’s widow of fraud charges

Ukrain: US revokes visas of two officials

Mata: Talks between M’United and Chelsea ‘going well’

Thai ‘red-shirt’ leader shot as emergency rule begins

Sochi Olympics: Russia searches for suspected suicide bomber

Rescued Antarctic Ship Passengers arrive in Australia

Syria: Diplomatic push to end bloody conflict

Hero Boy Dies Saving Relatives From Fire

Bomb explosion kills polio guards in Pakistan

Syria peace talks set to begin

Magistrate orders probe into death of India’s minister’s wife

Brazil’s World Cup host city behind schedule,FIFA warns

Court sentences man to one month in prison for phone theft

Toddlers’ aggression strongly tied to genetics

Caring for your genital

Woman, child, motorcyclist crushed to death in Auchi

IBM top execs to forgo bonuses as profits fall

Tuesday, January 21, 2014

Syria peace talks: Russia criticizes rescinding of Iran’s invitation

E’African Parliament hails Uganda for deploying troops in S’Sudan

Ukraine: Clashes rage on between protesters, police in Kiev

US ex-gov charged for taking ‘improper’ gift

Argentina restricts online shopping as foreign reserves drop

Niger spends N5bn on SURE-P, engages 4, 000 Youths

Chinese activist lawyer Xu Zhiyong on trial

Bryant out of 2016 Olympics

Pacquiao calls Mayweather out

Zuma calls for Bafana support

FA upholds Vidic ban

CHAN: Ede eyes improved performance

Anelka charged over ‘quenelle’ salute

Wawrinka dethrones Djokovic

Ilori moves to Granada

Oliyide elected tug of war president

Winners to get N4.8m at Lagos Scrabble Classic

Liverpool, United battle for Dele-Bashiru

Ronaldo doesn’t deserve Ballon d’Or —Ribery

Bolt ready for Paris Diamond League

Ince sacked as Blackpool manager

I need to step up my game —Anichebe

Barca to rebuild Nou Camp

Rooney returning at Sunderland

Stadium Concession: NSC targets speedy finish

Most emerging-market stocks rise

US shares decline

Shareholders seek more scrutiny of companies

Equities rebound lifts index by 1.11%

Dangote Group mulls purchase of oil blocks

Board suspends rural electrification agency boss

FGN bonds account for 60 % of domestic debts

FG targets 10,000MW of electricity with 200 dams

FG raising N300bn for Lagos-Ibadan Expressway, others

Reserves, Excess Crude Account depletion threatens economy – CBN

Residents stone suspected robbers to death in Lagos

‘LASU graduate uses Fashola, Okonjo-Iweala names for fraud’

Housemaid in court for stealing N13m jewellery

Police accuse man of raping five boys

Court remands teenager for killing 48-year-old with spoon

Bayelsa checkpoint killing: Ex-policeman to die by hanging

Abortion: Ondo police arrest nurse over death of teenager

Tukur asks for wisdom for Mu’azu

Selfish politicians causing disunity, says Mark

Jega promises amendments to electoral act

Anambra: APC wants Obiano prosecuted

NSCDC warns vandals, illegal security firms

Jonathan marginalises Yoruba people, says Nyiam

Pepper theft: IG takes over probe into torture

NIS repatriates 24 Africans

Anti-gay law: Catholics, Methodists back Jonathan

Anti-Amaechi protesters threaten to shut down P’Harcourt airport

Ministers: Senate to screen Gusau, Obanikoro, 10 others next week

Commotion in House of Reps over leadership change

Otudeko’s $48m suit against Dangote for hearing Feb. 6

I’ll reconcile PDP members, says Mu’azu

Amaechi, others can’t be APC states’ leaders – Shekarau

Violence: Impeach Amosun, LP tells lawmakers

Rivers: crisis worries Tambuwal

Rivers: Anarchy looms, APC warns Jonathan

Oyinlola may regain position in PDP –Investigation

Emergency rule has failed – Human Rights Watch

Ford Ecosport: SUV that’ll challenge fuel-efficient cars

Thiry to succeed Richards as Promasidor MD

Rivers crisis: Police arrest pro-Amaechi council chairmen

‘Typhoid, malaria treatment top services offered by fake doctors’

Paediatricians task FG on dilapidated medical centres

Novartis to shuffle jobs to support product launches

Pharmacist decries unregulated drug importation

Troubles even the doctor can’t see

The greatness that never was

Tukur: An anti-climax to a turbulent journey

You can develop your career with simple strategies

P&G appoints Nasser as MD for Nigeria

Anti-gay law controversy

Towards repositioning the oil sector

FG, poly lecturers disagree on payment of arrears

I’ll reconcile warring parties in PDP, says Mu’azu

FG raises N300bn for Lagos-Ibadan road, second Niger bridge

Defected govs can’t be state party leaders -Shekarau

S’Korean official abducted in Libya

Ex-Halliburton manager sentenced to a year’s probation

Anelka charged by English FA for ‘quenelle’ gesture

Military strikes in northwestern Pakistan kill 12

NEMA trains 45 officers to boost ambulance service

Oyo butchers get N50m interest-free loan

Kaduna to spend N121m on Mosques, Churches

S’Sudan: EALA hails Uganda for deploying troops

Army trains 114 officers in counter insurgency

Florida same-sex couples sue state For right to marry

Chime signs MoU on Enugu Industrial Park

Jonathan appoints Tukur NRC chairman

NSCDC officer kill policeman during shoot-out with robbers

Reps refer motion to sack IGP, Mbu to House panel

Jonathan sends ministerial nominees list, Service Chiefs to Senate

Bayelsa checkpoint killing: Dismissed policeman to die by hanging

N9.8b fraud: SFU re-arraigns ‘wonder bank’ operators

Kwara NIS repatriates 100 illegal immigrants

APC accusses Jonathan of ignoring Rivers, warns of anarchy

INEC moves for another amendment to Electoral Act

Rally violence: Police arrest, detain two Rivers LG chairmen

Australian Open: Wawrinka beats Djokovic in five-set epic

APGA asks Umeh to hand over within seven days

FG approves N20.4b arrears to striking ASUP lecturers

INEC, APGA should prosecute Obiano for multiple registration -APC

Obama to visit Pope, Europe in March

Politicians with selfish ambition, heating up polity -Mark

Tukur writes Mu’azu, prays for him

UNILAG graduate arrested for impersonating Okonjo-Iweala, Fashola’s wife

Anti-Amaechi protesters threaten to shut down P’Harcourt over Mbu

JTF raids illegal bunkerers’ hideouts, arrests four

Minister appeals to exiled Gbagbo’s supporters to return

Osun Assembly not ‘rubber stamp’ -Lawmakers

IG directs Force HQ to probe Ejigbo women torture

Egypt’s Morsi to stand trial over espionage

Reps in rowdy session over House leadership tussle

Land dispute: Court fixes date for Otudeko’s $48m suit against Dangote

N963.7m fuel subsidy fraud: absence of EFCC counsel stalls trial

Thailand imposes state of emergency over unrest

Ejigbo torture: IGP orders immediate investigation

S’Sudan: AU commission to investigate rights violation, says Zuma

UN to launch legal challenge against Malawi anti-gay laws

Indian minister’s wife died of drug overdose -Official

S’Sudan crisis: UN running parallel govt, says Kiir

PPMC begins repair of vandalised pipeline at Akute-Itashi village

UAE jails 30 over membership of Muslim Brotherhood

SURE-P trains 75 supervisors in Calabar

China executes man for rape, murder

Vatican monsignor on trial for smuggling, money laundering

Gunmen attack Polio team in Pakistan, kill three

KEDC to take delivery of 40,000 prepaid meters from World Bank

Mimiko drums support for new Akure regent

Cambodian police in fresh crackdown on protesters

Iran says it’s implementing interim nuclear deal

Mexico to US: Don’t execute cop killer

Husband guns down wife in hospital in US

Omaha plant fire kills two, injures 10

CAR elects elects new leader

Syria accused of torture, 11,000 executions

Monday, January 20, 2014

Groups call on NASS to act on PIB

Information Minister rewards FEPSGA medalists

Winter olympics: Police warn Sochi hotels of terror suspect

Nigerian media inspired me —Dumor, late BBC journalist

UNILORIN approves N4.5m grant for three reseachers

LASU students use e-voting to elect new excos

We’ve met requirements for accreditation – Bingham varsity

Blame govt officials for bloated poly admission – Rector

Power failure disrupts UNILAG PG entrance exam

Iyetade’s death: Soyinka thanks all

Pastor’s book revisits life in the grave

Three female writers arrive in Ebedi

Investor caution drags NSE index down

Evans Medical reports N401.1m loss

Irish bonds lead gains in Euro-area securities

European shares edge lower, bruised by Deutsche loss

UK criminal gangs helping to cut power bills

S/Africa minister urges platinum industry to avoid strikes

Russia to support car industry with subsidies

I didn’t mock Serena – Stephens

Sharapova out, Nadal, Murray win

CHAN 2014: Mark praises Eagles

WKF brings karate league to Africa

Fans didn’t attack our bus – Eagles

Glasgow 2014: Okorodudu hopeful of good outing

Vidic rules United out of title race

3SC players pass medicals

CHAN: Eagles will be unbeatable, says Taribo

Eagles eye trophy, to face Morocco

Ribery and Benzema trial begins

Too much expected of Ozil – Wenger

Unitel, Ericsson demonstrate Africa’s first LTE Advanced technology

IT disciplines capable of breeding entrepreneurs – Okere

Online marketplace driving entrepreneurship – Kaymu

ZTE targets return to profitability

Lagos Assembly bans smoking in public places

No framework for bank fraud investigation – Police

We won’t allow politicians use us for violence – NURTW

Police arrest couple for human trafficking

Pastor stabs colleague to death in Osun

Father in court for raping, impregnating 14-year-old daughter

Boko Haram members kill another 18 in Borno

We’ll change House leadership – Rep

Mimiko wants support for Akure regent

Police get two new DIGs, three AIGs

Court orders Reps not to change leadership

Anti-gay law may affect HIV/AIDS funding –US

EKSU lauds out-of-court settlement on missing funds

Ihejirika debunks reports on military retirements

Ministerial list not yet in Senate – Investigation

Politicians can’t use us as thugs – Ogun NURTW

2015: Court postpones anti-Jonathan suit

Anti-gay law: Jonathan’s Canada trip not cancelled, says FG

Tejuosho Market: Court affirms bank’s appointee as manager

NLC seeks probe of Rivers crisis

PDP chair: The task before Mu’azu

Police arraign 11 pro-Senator Abe protesters

We’ll end B’Haram insurgency before April – CDS

Don’t expect perfect elections in 2015 –Jega

FG blames high recurrent expenditure on salary increase

BRIC, MINT: Investors suffer acronym anxiety

Power supply worsens as gas shortage continues

FG boosts dry season farming with N14bn sees prospect in online retailing

Mother charged with son’s murder secures new customer fulfilment centre

Old students rise for TACGS @ 50

Nigeria will start exporting cars soon —Jonathan

Faking documents for overseas travel

$10.8bn ‘missing’ money spent by Nigerians –NNPC

Outages will persist unless pipelines sabotage stops –NNPC

OAU students lament death of lecturer, colleague

Police recover 2,066 live ammunition from militants

Okorocha is a rabble-rouser, arrogant -Obi

Police arraign 11 youths over protest on East-West road

Community leader assassinated in Bayelsa

Canada denies cancelling Jonathan’s visit

Kwara SS3 student hangs self in school premises

We’ll end Boko Haram violence in April -Defence chief

Health workers begin three-day warning strike on Wednesday

Court orders Reps not to change House leadership

Tejuosho market: Court affirms Access Bank’s appointee

Atuche to be rearraigned for alleged loans fraud

Court affirms Access Bank’s appointee to manage Tejuosho Market

Ribadu’s posters for 2015 Presidency flood Jos

Police get two DIGs, others

Jigawa spends N75m on nomadic education -Official

Counsel jostle to represent Jonathan on 2015 Presidency

Militants threaten to attack winter olympics

CAR legislators elect Samba-Panza as interim president

Suspected Boko Haram militants kill 18 in Borno

Kano begins media campaign against rapists

11 die in Suleja auto crash

Political posters flood Ekiti in spite of INEC’s embargo

PDP chairman, Muazu, sworn in, warns against questionable primaries

Ekiti elders warn politicians against violence

CNPP seeks Jonathan’s intervention in Rivers crisis

South Africa platinum workers to strike over pay

FAAN installs new security equipment to enhance surveillance

Police arraign two salesgirls for stealing women’s kaftans

Man, 32, docked over alleged fraud of N300,000

Three in court over alleged assault of police officer

2015: Don’t expect perfect election, Jega tells US envoy

Three casual workers charged with stealing 141 bags of rice

Electrician in court for constituting public nuisance

Jonathan inaugurates 2014 dry season farming

Ekiti 2014: LP cautions APC against mischief

Central African Republic MPs begin voting to elect new president

Kaduna to privatise Zazzau Dairies, four others

Defence lawyers stall Babalakin’s trial with applications

Credit card data of 20m South Koreans stolen by IT worker

CHAN: Nigerians in Cape Town hail Super Eagles

Ebonyi College of Education lecturers suspend strike

Claudio Abbado, renowned Italian conductor, dies at 80

Lekki-Ikoyi toll gate: Court adjourns suit to Feb. 7

Reps to propose adequate funding for INEC

Anti-gay law: Kukah commends Jonathan, NASS

UN raises alarm over increasing insecurity in S’Sudan

Bayelsa warns principals against extorting students

Atuche N125bn fraud case gets new judge

Indonesia floods displace 30,000

Vietnam sentences 30 to death over drug smuggling

Man jailed in China for food poisoning

US mum kills two children during attempted exorcism

UN invites Iran to Syrian peace talks

Deadly blast hits convoy in Pakistan

Strong earthquake hits New Zealand

Ukraine crisis: Clashes after thousands defy protest ban

Jigawa SIEC suspends council elections in 2 LGAs

Fans hail Super Eagles’ victory over Bafana Bafana

Sunday, January 19, 2014

Kano PDP dissolves executive committees of LGs, wards

Shagari LG spends N350m to provide infrastructure

Hamani Tijani, cross-border robbery kingpin, dies in prison

Fayemi, threat to peaceful election in Ekiti –Bamidele

PDP chair: Jonathan, govs choose Mu’azu

Rivers: Hoodlums open fire on pro-Amaechi rally

I had difficult times as PDP chairman – Tukur

Ogun’s infrastructural development

What does the North want?

Akpoyibo’s retirement

Re: Boko Haram leaders arraigned for N70m fraud

Pepper theft: Police arrest 8 for torturing women

Agency closes down church over noise pollution

Hamani Tijani, robbery kingpin, dies in prison

Ayetoro crisis: Village heads deny assaulting monarch

Fire razes four trucks in Lagos

Robbers kill Supersports employee while withdrawing from ATM

Some politicians mocked our 23-year childlessness – ex-Minister

CBN defends naira with $1.4bn in two weeks

NNPC must prove how it spent $10.8bn — Okonjo-Iweala

Farmers, herdsmen clash again in Benue

‘Amosun planning to disrupt APC rally’

FG to curb medical trips – Minister

FG to upgrade power transmission network with $1.5bn

Rivers: Presidency, APC in war of words

FG neglects Osayande police reform report – Investigation

Analysts expect investor caution ahead of MPC meeting

IEI paid N1.2bn claims in 11 months

NRC probes alleged fraud in pension office

Email applications: How Nigerian graduates goof (2)

LASPEC to enlighten workers on retirement

SA Insurance restructures operations

Vodafone, BSkyB discuss BT’s broadband reach

Resort invests N400m in mortgage refinancing company

Mobiz advises SMEs on use of mobile sites

Most politicians have no business in politics –Jonathan

Shot Jonathan’s photographer undergoes successful surgery

Stakeholders optimistic about growth of Nigeria’s apps market

Adebayor’s brace extends Spurs league run

Niger Insurance gross premium rises by 32%

Nigeria not prepared for future climate scenarios — Experts

Responding to a social media crisis

Pascal defeats Bute in all-Canadian showdown

Softbank talks to D. Telekom on Sprint-T-Mobile

Briscoe’s new Ikeja GRA estate ready

ARG rejects national dialogue committee’s report

Bamidele accuses Fayemi of stirring political violence

Igbo leaders rejoice with PAC amendment of report

Amosun planning to frame us up – Ogun National Assembly members

We saved N5.3bn property in 2013 — Fire Service

CHAN: Super Eagles beat Bafana Bafana 3-1, qualify for q/finals

ITF proposes national tennis training centre in Nigeria

Polio: Sultan urges parents to immunise children

Cholera outbreak in Kano under control – official

Gbagbo’s release will facilitate reconciliation in Cote d’Ivoire – Son

Parties lack political ideology in Nigeria – Bafarawa

Robbery kingpin dies in prison

2015: Reps Committee proposes adequate funding for INEC

I’ve started consultation on APC invitation -Atiku

Jigawa polls: APC chieftain alledges irregularities

APC berates police commission, Presidency for defending Mbu

Most politicians in politics because they were jobless -Jonathan

Enugu PDP denies suspension of members

Ihejirika carpets Northern elders over ICC threat

Abuja power distribution firm to improve power supply to FCT, Kogi, Nasarawa, Niger

Heavy shooting as Rivers police storm pro-Amaechi rally

Kano Electricity Company warns customers against fraudsters

Delta disbursed N179.4bn to DESOPADEC in 6 years

Ukraine crisis: Thousands challenge protest ban in Kiev

Kogi awards N632m road contracts

Ondo disburses N400m bursary, scholarship awards

Jigawa council polls, violence-free- Police

Road accidents claimed 128 lives in Plateau in 2013 – commander

Edo HIV/AIDS agency seeks more support from LGs

Police arrest nine suspects over Edo Masquerade shooting

Commissioner tasks NDDC on mega projects

Bayelsa community alleges violation of MoU by Shell

Saturday, January 18, 2014

JSIEC releases council polls results in some LGAs

Group seeks release of jailed journalist

I’ll vote for Oshiomhole as president — Fashola

CNPP urges N’Assembly to stop Rivers’ crisis

Ex-naval officer alleges wrongful dismissal

CLO praises N’Assembly for anti-gay law

Ejigbo torture: OPC identifies crime scene

‘Why Minimah became army chief’

Nigerians in Saudi Arabia change names to avoid deportation –Envoy

Health workers to begin warning strike Thursday

Nigeria still a military society — Ezekwesili

Senate committee to visit shot senator in London

Jonathan, others mourn ex-Plateau gov

Senate to screen ministerial nominees this week

‘Tukur’s resignation won’t stop our defection’

Ogun APC, senator trade blame over attacks

APC needs solid foundation — El-Rufai

‘Niger PDP members to defect to APC’

Obasanjo, Yar’Adua begged me to join PDP – Obi

Tukur was brutal — Northern elders

National confab panel amends report

Facts about Achondroplasia

Shell warns of significant profit miss

Obeying the clarion call (1)

Strike: ASUP, COEASU lock horns with FG

Mourinho warns Chelsea to beware of United

Kayode Odukoya stages comeback

The Mbadiwes’ superlative groove

Trip down memory lane (2)

Council chairmen

Villa hold Liverpool

China may become largest energy importer by 2035 – BP

Meanings of images on vehicle’s dashboard

Australian Open: Wozniacki out, Federer moves on

COD set targets for new season

Relationship: 4 ways to know he is the one

Amiri Baraka resurrects in Ibadan

Getting the best out of WordPress

Anambra electoral commission cancels LG polls in Nnewi North

Aviation College Rector begs FG for school accommodation

Military toga, greatest failure of Obasanjo’s administration -Ezekwesili

Residents owe PHCN N40bn in Kaduna zone -MD

EPL: Cazorla double keeps Gunners top

Prison inmate graduates at NOUN 3rd Convocation

CHAN: Don’t put pressure on Eagles, says Gaiya

Jigawa council poll: State electoral commission commends self

Nigeria’s future in the hands of the youth, says Oshiomhole

Nigerians in South Africa mobilise support for Super Eagles

Iranian diplomat seriously injured after attack in Yemen

Panic in Maiduguri as rumour of bomb spreads

Nsukka Farmers urge goverment to provide agric inputs on time

Asiana crash victims sue Boeing

Embassy tasks Nigerian leaders in Abidjan on unity

Jonathan mourns ex-Plateau dep gov, Mark’s sister

Kaduna earmarks N3.5bn for education in 2014

Lamido enjoins voters to shun violence

NAFDAC unveils plan to eradicate substandard products

LG elections peaceful in Jigawa

Sokoto to spend N3.7bn on Tangaza/Illela Road

Nun who gave birth in Italy ‘unaware of pregnancy’

Jonathan, PDP North-East govs meet over chairmanship position

Joint Health Workers Union threatens 3-day warning strike

India funeral stampede kills 18

Former Plateau dep gov, Botmang, dies at 76

Foreign officials killed in Kabul blast

Mourinho mocks Manchester United link

Deadly Taliban raid targets Kabul restaurant

Obama outlines changes to spy programme

Indian minister hospitalised after wife found dead in hotel

Child abuse: Benedict XVI defrocked nearly 400 priests

Abakaliki residents decry incessant power outage

APGA: No victor, no vanquished, says Okwu

PDP North East caucus brainstorms on Tukur’s successor

Flood warnings issued as heavy rain expected

Friday, January 17, 2014

US fugitive captured after 15-year manhunt

Suicide bomb attack on Kabul restaurant kills 14

Senegal evacuates 46 citizens from CAR

Suitable suits

Traditional attires

Dosu fears for Ideye, backs Uche

Literary festivals flourish in India

Shopaholic …with Belinda Effah

Awkward moment with Ijeoma Grace-Agu’s

Stephanie Okwu’s typical DAY

UN releases $86m in humanitarian aid for 10 worst crisis countries

My first…producer TY Mix

Winter Olympics: Putin cautions gay visitors to Sochi

Ukraine’s president signs anti-protest bill into law

Judiciary workers reward 31 retired members in Ekiti

Travel tips to Spain

Man risks jail term over tricycle theft

Police arraign butcher for stealing ram

Great sex controversy: clothes on or clothes off?

All hail the world best footballer –Ronaldo

Electricity workers in showdown with FG

Consumers’ talkback

lecturing took me to the top not medical practice –Prof. Falase,

Catholic church corrupts the gospel of Jesus Christ – Chris Okotie

Kissing Kenneth Okonkwo was awesome –Chizzy Alichi

Nigeria to end polio in 2014 – Health minister

Community petitions NHRC over harassment by SSS official

Woman dies after escaping from kidnappers

Supreme Court orders Mohammed Abacha’s retrial for theft

Lagos OPD laments lack of rape kits

Police threaten to arrest Amaechi’s aide, LG chairmen

SAN faults deployment of militants to guard pipelines

IG targets 70% reduction in police corruption

Police parade three registrars over Rivers court attack

Why we can’t redeploy Rivers CP –PSC

Reps tackle Okonjo-Iweala, set to probe $9bn waivers

Cleric gets N130m, urges gov not to quit politics

Nigeria-China trade volume hits $13bn

Police constitute team to investigate APC crisis

Lagos hospitals reject dying rape victim – Centre

Tukur’s successor: Jonathan, North Eastern govs consider consensus candidate

Lagos confiscates scores of fake life jackets following PUNCH report

Widow petitions IG on son’s disappearance from SARS custody

Sit less, move more to improve health and quality of life

Ultrasound directed at human brain improves sensory perception

Jonathan, Tambuwal’s cat and mouse game

UN grills Vatican

Vigilante clashes with drug cartel in Mexico

Bees and Millennium Development Goals

‘Morrison happy at West Ham’

Mountain bike crash causes 7-week erection

Bernie Ecclestone quits F1 board

My husband values cigarette more than me – Wife

Cheque forgery: Man bags 12-month imprisonment

Israel-Gaza Strip air raids

Cobhams celebrates

Hazard can be among world’s best – Mourinho

CHAN 2014: S’Africa coach targets victory over Eagles

Skid Ikemefuna loses wife in auto accident

Court orders public flogging of teenager for theft

Nigeria, India bilateral trade volume hits $16.67bn

Fresh oha soup

Commendations trail signing of anti-gay law

Van Persie and Rooney to miss United’s trip to Chelsea

Methodist prelate hails Jonathan for signing anti-gay bill

NAFDAC raises the alarm over job racketeers

Woman dies after release by kidnappers in Ekiti

KEPCO to expand Egbin Power Station capacity to 1,350MW

Uduaghan inaugurates revenue collection task force

Cleric gets N130m, begs Obi not to quit politics

Katsina hands over 15 CAR evacuees to their families

Indian minister’s wife found dead in hotel

34 killed in floods, landslides in Philippines

Police probe explosion at Kenya Airport

Edo to set up mobile courts to try sanitation offenders

Plateau LG poll: Court fixes Jan 24 for hearing

China confirms 28 cases of human bird flu

Palm wine business booms in Ekiti

Kaduna: Police arrest dismissed soldier for robbery, murder suspects

Hong Kong raid on ‘public toilet brothels’

FG plans fight against illicit financial outflows, tax evasion

Indonesia condemns Australia incursion

S’Court dismisses Mohammed Abacha’s bid to stop fraud trial

2014: IG targets 70% reduction in police corruption

National Conference: Nigerian youths demand 30 per cent political representation

FG adopts mechanisms to stabilise aviation industry, says Yuguda

Rivers APC recommends Mbu’s transfer to Borno, Yobe

Tukur’s resignation won’t take me back to PDP -Nyako

2015: Gang up against Jonathan, PDP will fail-Orji

Ondo agency urges youths to be self-reliant

Hollande visits partner Trierweiler in hospital

Pension Commission approves transfer of N723m into contributors’ accounts

Queen Elizabeth II’s granddaughter gives birth to baby girl

Madagascar court confirms ex-finance minister is president-elect

NGO donates N3.5m clinic to village in Gombe

LASU may not participate in University Games – Coach

NEMA trains NYSC members on disaster prevention

2015: I am still consulting, says Alao-Akala

APC governors meet in Lagos

Uganda’s anti-gay laws blocked by President Museveni

S’Sudan crisis: UN to release human rights violation report on

PDP establishes disciplinary committee in Cross River

S’Sudan rebels set Uganda Army’s exit as condition for ceasefire

Tunisia suspends energy price hike after protests

Deadly blast derails train in Pakistan

PPMC spends N1.321bn on rehabilitating pipelines right-of way

Police arraign two for conspiracy, intimidation

Google unveils ‘smart contact lens’ to measure glucose levels

Ukraine passes ‘anti-protest’ laws

Commonwealth Games: Coach advises on early preparation

Thursday, January 16, 2014

US girl, four, shoots and kills cousin, four

2015: Jonathan pledges free and fair elections

Nwosu lauds scrapping of sign-on fee for league players

Federation demands release of detained Gambian journalists

Mimiko appoints Akinbobola as ODSFA Chair

Taliban eye return to power

Uganda troops fighting S’ Sudan rebels – Museveni

Egypt arraigns three al-Jazeera English journalists

UN panel confronts Vatican on child sex abuse

Mandela’s grandson charged with assault

Conrad Murray’s conviction upheld by court

Murdered Lebanese PM: Trial begins at Hague

Budget 2014 and agric

PDP is its own enemy

Navigating Rivers’ cobweb

Stowaway boy’s reward

Abandoned Magodo bridge project

Re: Prudent use of funds

Lagos’ misplaced priority

Restore water in Imo

Anti-gay law

Before Tukur is reassigned

Star actor, Roger Lloyd-Pack, dies

From Ijudiya, a mad king came to town

AFRIMA plans big for African artistes at US concert

WAPTV migrates online

Joseph, Fatima dazzle classical music lovers

From Segun Taylor, a photographic tour of yesteryears

Next Movie Star kids boot camp ends

I am not quitting music for politics –9ice

I did not impregnate any artiste –Phyno

Nadal wins, Del Potro beaten in scorching Melbourne

Mambas won’t surrender, says coach

World Cup: Nigerian refs express displeasure over Edibi’s dropping

Nwosu blames Eagles’ midfield

Keshi wary of South African hitmen

National Sport Festival: Taraba boss wants early preparation

‘Pacquiao wants to get out of debt’

Ekiti athletes begin training for sports festival

Nigeria sink further in world rankings

Pele becomes Emirates Ambassador

I want to lift Nigeria tennis –Pam

Powell’s drug trial adjourned

Flopping Agbim begs for forgiveness

Revisiting our entrenched culture of strikes

Three abducted in A’Ibom communities crisis

Deportee feigns foreigner, dupes businessman of N17m

Three accused of falsely soliciting money for EFCC

Pastor tackles Buhari, Ecobank manager over N20m investment

Thugs invade Ogun APC meeting

Three in court for kidnapping 20-year-old apprentice

10 fallacies about web design

Waiting for 2Face, Banky W at Lagos Social Media Week

Wikipedia is 13

Your meat can make you resistant to antibiotics

Want to live longer? Eat fruits and proteins

Drinking and driving: unsafe at any level, study concludes

Customer loyalty: Basic pre-requisite for business growth

Growing a small business

I can’t stop Reps from defecting – Tambuwal

B’Haram strikes again in Borno, kills scores

Jonathan replaces CDS, service chiefs

Tukur’s successor to emerge on Monday

Now that Tukur is gone

The forces that sacked Tukur

Cholera kills 11 in Jigawa

Fraud: Court frees ex-VC

‘Okurounmu committee’s report, a disappointment’

Fake B’Haram leaders arraigned for N70m fraud

‘Missing’ $49.8bn not paid into Federation Account –Govs

Lawyer slumps, dies in Ondo court

Buhari, Amaechi, El-Rufai, others hail Akande at 75

‘Multiple taxes killing private schools’

Educationist condemns scrapping of teacher training colleges

Agriculture critical to Nigeria’s future –Oyebamiji

Scandals: FG reduces aviation ministry’s budget by N9.3bn

Islamic finance body to increase bond to $860m

CBN disburses N39.6bn intervention fund for five projects

UnitedHealth quarterly profit rises

Nigeria’s business confidence level drops

‘Made-in-Nigeria expo’ll boost economy’

European shares steady near highs

China tech giants lift Hong Kong shares

NBA group to endorse Presidential candidate this weekend

World Bank, AfDB to support SCPZ with $252m

Shonibare’s descendants inaugurate scholarship awards

BlackRock profit jumps on strong markets, shares gain

Ansar-ud-Deen unveils new boys’ hostel

Nigeria’ll be biggest performer in equities, group predicts

Wall Street opens lower, Citigroup falls

West Africa health workers oppose surgeon-general office

I can’t stop Reps from defecting -Tambuwal

Akingbola moves against enforcement of UK court’s judgment

Iraq 14 kidnapped men found dead

Akingbola challenges Lagos High Court’s jurisdiction to enforce London court judgement

B’Haram attacks Borno border town, slits residents throats

DPO, four policemen injured in Ogun APC shootout – Police

JNI condemns Borno bombing, seeks probe

Stop gambling with poll date, INEC tells Ekiti politicians

No proof $49.8bn entered Federation Account -Governors

Wamakko denies plan to return to PDP

UN confronts Vatican on child abuse

Nigeria drops to 41 in FIFA ranking

Nine Nigerians receive $45,000 US Alumni Small Grant Award

CHAN: Agbim begs for forgiveness over goal keeping blunders

Nigerian man receives 20 lashes for being gay

Clashes rage at Egyptian college

UCH carries out first successful heart bye-pass graft

Two senators, Reps escape death in Ogun gun attack

Keyamo’s law firm, employees can’t prosecute Fani-Kayode – Court

Anti-gay law: CAN hails Presidency, N’Assembly, berates rights groups

Mark’s younger sister dies during child birth

Edo three-time Rep defects to APC

Corruption, bane of investment in Nigeria

Wonder bank: EFCC begins trial of manager over fraud

Heartland FC sacks 20 players

Ondo demands prompt completion of projects

Judge, who freed Ibori, retires, silent on ex-gov’s case

Jonathan announces Tukur’s resignation, produces letter from pocket

Mandela’s grandson faces assault charges

Court dismisses fraud case against ex-VC

Guinea’s PM, Mohamed Fofana resigns

Court sentences student to 90 days in prison for burglary, theft

Jonathan sacks service chiefs, appoints new ones

FRSC issues 140,613 driving licences in 18 months

Three villages to relocate for Ashaka cement expansion

Michael Jackson’s doctor Conrad Murray loses appeal

Nigeria invites UN scribe to centenary celebration

Yahoo’s chief operating officer in surprise departure

Japan trial of Tokyo sarin attack cult member begins

France underestimated Central African Republic hatred – Official

CHAN: Super Eagles will rise to challenges, says LMC

Vatican faces UN child panel over sex abuse

Nigerians don’t appreciate arts – Artists

Egypt referendum turnout high – Official

Rafik Hariri murder trial to begin at The Hague

Heatwave halts Australian Open tennis matches

India: Two held over gang rape of Danish woman in Delhi

US nuclear launch officers suspended for ‘cheating’

Syria crisis: UN targets $6.5bn aid

Wednesday, January 15, 2014

Uganda helped South Sudan fight rebels, says Museveni

IMF head Christine Lagarde warns of deflation risks

Edo NMA suspends strike

Plateau MDA’s not audited for a long time, says Auditor-General

Apple to refund $32.5m to parents whose kids made in-app purchases

Nigeria to host plenary of countries of innovative financing for development

Chelsea confirms Matic signing

Nigeria dominates African junior tennis

Nigeria’s ref to Brazil 2014 dropped

Mourinho says United are ‘not happy’

CHAN: South Africa, Mali play draw

Ruiz completes loan move to PSV

Emirates, Real Madrid search for fans

Any corrupt policeman is on his own – CP

Stop insecurity in Nigeria, speakers urge FG

Medical workers’ protest paralyses LUTH

Ehindero for trial March 12

A’Court reserves judgment in Ladoja’s N4.7bn fraud case

Court sacks Umeh as APGA chair

Riots in Onitsha as driver kills traffic officer

Nigeria anti-gay law ’ll fuel violence –UN Secretary General

Obasanjo’s letter: NHRC to probe state-sponsored killings

Truck crushes motorcyclist to death in Ekiti

‘Nigeria must be re-negotiated’

Maiduguri bombing: Death toll rises to 43

Tukur quits as PDP chairman

Police arraign man for attempted murder of cops

Residents panic over low hanging PHCN cables

Man kills barber during argument over generator

Four years rape: Court adjourns for legal advice

Two men in court for stealing seven goats

Armed Forces Remembrance Day: Soldier assaults Leadership reporter

SFU arrests 40 Nigerians for visa fraud

Truck hits bus in Pakistan, kills 17 pupils

Alps Shootings: Police drop case against suspect

Italy’s black minister calls for action on racism

Five found guilty of sex attacks in Peterborough

Bademosi resigns from Wema Bank

Electronic payments: MasterCard, Ecobank seal multi-country licensing agreement

CBN issues IT guidelines to banks

S&P faults FG oil estimates for 2014 budget

Market capitalisation rises by 0.41%

NSE eyes emerging market status

NSE raised N104.7m from fines in 2013

MSCI index advances

Metering policy in oil industry begins Feb 1

Water supply may decline by 42% —Experts

Agric transformation: Govt registers 10 million farmers

FG bans importation of analogue TVs, transmitters

Why FG shelved privatisation of refineries —Maku

Nigeria attracts $8bn in Foreign Direct Investment – FG

Federal revenue dropped by N117.89bn in December – FAAC

Ex-servicemen protest non-payment of pension arrears

‘PDP can’t stop leadership change in N’Assembly’

Akpabio tasks politicians on democracy

‘Nigeria’s unity not negotiable’

We’ll change House leadership, APC Reps insist

Strike paralyses Edo hospitals

I won’t marginalise any ethnic group – Jonathan

Rivers: IG orders probe into shooting of Abe

Ogun APC N’Assembly caucus voids Amosun’s endorsement

CAC members protest Aregbesola’s take over of land

Security: Aliyu demands more powers for governors

Corruption worsened under Obasanjo –Bakare

Messi missing as Ozil makes UEFA team of the year

Ancelotti expecting more from Ronaldo

Rafael, Fabio to leave United

Van Persie will fight for Champions League glory

Barca paid Neymar’s parents £34m

Kenya Westgate siege: Accused’s trial begins

GM expects profit uptick, flat margins in 2014

Tapping into the IT cloud crowd

Proposed property tax unsettles landlords, residents

Cyprus arrests Britain’s tax fugitive

PHCN’S victims

Crash video: Teen run over by fire truck

Abortion clinic 35ft buffer zones challenged

Britons paying to watch child sex abuse – Investigation

Ford to reassess UK operations

HP, Google select Altair’s chip for LTE-only Chromebook

New consoles boost sales at Game

Lose your paunch in 10 days

Tea may interfere with blood pressure drugs

‘German economy grew by 0.4% in 2013’

Obasanjo’s call for prayers

Florida man hurls son from motel balcony

IPMAN decries Mosimi depot’s road condition

Camac Energy hires $100m drillship for Nigeria activities

Sultan blames northern govs for insecurity, illiteracy

‘B’Haram leaders’ arraigned for duping amnesty panel N70m

CHAN: Super Eagles beat Mozambique 4-2

EU opposes Nigeria’s same-sex marriage law

A’Court reserves judgment on Ladoja’s N4.7bn fraud case

PDP receives 21 political parties in Kaduna

Obasanjo’s letter: NHRC to probe state-sponsored killings since 1995

Student pilots protest in Zaria over facilities

WHO certifies Nigeria guinea worm free

Suspected ATM card thief escapes lynching in Ilorin

Civil Defence deploys 1,500 personnel for Jigawa council poll

Fayemi seeks greater honour for Fajuyi

IG orders probe into alleged shooting of senator

11 killed, 112 injured in mishaps in 25 days in Plateau

My life under threat, Airforce lied against me – Ndume

Customs get 6 new DCGs, 11 ACGs

‘Nigeria has $8b foreign investment’, says Foreign Minister

17 students die in Pakistan bus crash

Strike paralyses activities at govt hospitals in Edo

Court sacks Umeh as APGA chairman

You don’t need police permission for rallies – Gbajabiamila

10 million farmers register for FG’s agriculture scheme

Obasanjo raised the mountain of corruption -Bakare

Truck crushes okada rider in Ekiti

Philippines approves guns for priests, accountants

N’Assembly caucus voids Amosun’s second-term endorsement

FG to set up 14 Staple Crop Processing Zones – Minister

‘Those against national conference are selfish’ – Bakare

‘Mad-dog’ soldiers batter LEADERSHIP correspondent, vandalise car in Ogun

Aliyu advocates more security power to govs

Same-sex law: Jonathan deserves commendation, says Tahir

Court sacks Umeh’s APGA faction

FG to complete 25km makeshift road on Lagos-Ibadan highway

EU approves €500m seven year budget for Nigeria

Kano hands over CAR evacuees to immigration officials

Court adjourns Ehindero’s trial to March. 12

World Cup: Keshi’s team list not final- Siasia

Cervical Cancer kills 9,659 Nigerian women annually – SFH

NDLEA arrests 384 drug suspects in Kaduna

PDP’s attempt to stop N’Assembly leadership change misguided -APC

Fayemi inaugurates Ekiti councils creation panel

Jigawa earmarks N2bn for township roads

At last, Tukur resigns

Jonathan, others honour fallen heroes

Actress linked to Hollande ‘blocked from culture jury’

Four charged for setting houses on fire after raid

Violence erupts at Onitsha head bridge in Anambra

Agric minister presents masterplan for cassava in Kogi

Westgate siege: Trial of accused begins in Kenya

S’Sudan battles rage as conflict enters second month

UN surveillance drone in Congo crashes – sources

Global economy at turning point – World Bank

Tunisia pardons 1,806 prisoners

Weightlifting cuts diabetes risk in women – Study

Brazil killing spree leaves 12 dead

Dozens killed in Iraq bomb attacks

India: Danish woman gang-raped in New Delhi

Burma military ‘using rape as weapon’

Thailand crisis: Polls to proceed despite protests

CAR: UN stresses disaster warning

Thailand crisis: Two hurt in ‘shutdown’ shooting

Maulud: Minister urges Muslims to imitate prophet Muhammed

Man in court over US cinema shooting

Australia heat wave prompts fire alerts

Crop processing zone: Wada promises to compensate land owners

Don’t succumb to intimidation, APC chieftain urges

Egypt referendum enters second day

Valerie Graves death: Man held on suspicion of murder

Boko Haram attack: Army recovers, hands over N3.5m, other currencies to owners

Tuesday, January 14, 2014

Maulud: Al-HabibiIslamic Society donates to orphanage home

Sanusi should learn

Prudent use of funds

Let Lagos street lights work

Armed Forces Day

Amosun, play to the rule

Forgotten son of Idanre

Jonathan’s ambition

Obasanjo deserves respect

Help the youths

NABTEB certificate

Uncertainties of life

Omo Bello nominated for French awards

Collecting agency takes copyright war to Edo

With October 1, Afolayan tells Nigeria’s story

A guitar inspired me into music – Abisola

Why I created GRP TV show – Phina

After three cancer operations, artist exhibits her works

Accolades, rebuke trail anti-gay law

Profiting from your dissatisfied customers

Why non-tech people should apply for tech jobs

Don’t let urinary tract infection ruin your fun

Managing abnormal breathing in children

Foods for urinary tract infection

Uses for extra virgin olive oil

Caffeine enhances memory, researchers find

Productivity crisis haunts global economy

Unity Bank gets ‘BBB’ rating

Senegal bonds beat Nigeria, Zambia’s

JPMorgan profits hit by fines, penalties

Dwindling external reserves putting pressure on naira – Report

Chrysler 200 adopts sleek new look

Kia Cadenza gets top US honour

Heathrow says new regulator price threatens growth

FAA investigates Southwest landing at wrong airport

India set to ease restrictions on local carriers

Toyota releases FT-1 concept sports car

NAMA, RCS collaborate for better air disaster response

We delivered 626 new planes last year – Airbus

Relocation of Lagos airport car park temporary – FAAN

Colorado airports tighten rules on marijuana

Will Americans ever buy Chinese cars?

Boulos joins Suzuki in clean-up campaign

Terminal operators back Customs implementation of PAAR

FG urges Perm Secs to be efficient

Okonkwo takes over as Fidelity Bank MD

Retiree laments non-payment of pension arrears

Bread, meat price increases raise inflation to 8%

Aregbesola’s church project and its controversy

Medical innovations to expect in 2014

Experts seek standards in health care delivery

Ogun advocates regular monitoring of diseases

Chukwu decries rejection of gunshot victims

‘Nigeria has highest sickle cell disorders’

DELSUTH performs first kidney transplant

Ondo auto accident kills one

Court remands five for robbery

Navy arrests 21, intercepts N2.4bn stolen crude oil

Agency apprehends drug dealer in Bayelsa

Cyprus varsity apologises over death of Nigerian student

Two sisters die in Lagos fire, three others burnt

NDLEA seizes N80m heroin at Lagos airport

PDP state chairmen demand Tukur’s removal

Tinubu visits Abe in London hospital

Obasanjo calls for prayers over 2015 elections

Ex-Ondo commissioner, Akerele, dies

APC speakers to work on strengthening democracy

‘Improved performance will stop clamour for state police’

Lagos PDP faction wants some leaders suspended

2015: Coalition tells northern politicians to wait

Abuja residents celebrate low-key Maulud

Be agents of stability, Patience Jonathan urges women

Yero asks Muslims to pray for unity, peace

Islamic clerics sue for peaceful co-existence

Abe: Senate Committee begins probe

Firm sues 21 banks over stamp duty defaults

FG, Okurounmu panel meet over dialogue report

APC crisis exaggerated –Lai Mohammed

Tukur sets up panel to beg Akpabio, Jang

Suicide bomber kills 30 in Maiduguri

‘Aerial bombing responsible for climate change’

NHRC council meets over Obasanjo’s letter

Gunmen shoot Jonathan’s official photographer

I have not resigned –Tukur

Mexican police disarms vigilantes in Michoacan

China jails doctor for selling babies to traffickers

Ronaldo deserved top award —Messi

A search for self in a brain scan

Kwara not owing AMCON – Finance commissioner

S&P 500 heads for best gain of 2014

S’Africa: Raging elephant tramples Briton’s car

Farah ready for London marathon

Japan PM eyes African business ties

The attack on democracy in Rivers State

Federer pleased with winning start

Matic confirms Chelsea return

200 die in S’Sudan ferry accident

Charles Okah and the absence of justice

Cement firms to face more competition after inquiry

Dickson floors Sylva at A’Court

Rivrs crisis: I’ll not resign, says CP Mbu

Muslim group commends Jonathan for signing same-sex bill

Kebbi sets up task force to recover N7.1bn unpaid tax

Electricity workers shelves strike for two weeks

Violence erupts as Egyptians vote on new constitution

I have not resigned -Tukur

Return to PDP, Clark begs defected Reps

Navy arrests 21, inpounds vessels with N2.4bn crude oil

Poultry comment: Fayose to sue Fayemi for contempt

Kwara PDP, APC members clash over party office

NDDC owes contractors over N1tr -Chairman

CAR crisis: Sectarian killings, sexual violence spread-UN

Choice of Ekiti candidate will determine PDP’s fate -Ex-Envoy

Soldiers watched as we were attacked – Plateau victims

Jang sacks two Plateau commissioners, redeploys state spokesman

Navy impounds two oil vessels, arrests 21 in Bayelsa

NDLEA arrests 244 suspected drug traffickers in Bayelsa

Florida man shot dead in cinema texting row

Many feared dead in Maiduguri car bomb attack

Opposition activist jailed in Azarbaijan

Lions facing extinction in W’Africa – Study

US journalist David Satter barred from Russia

Nigeria gets $3.6m from GEF for projects – Official

Nigeria anti-gay laws: Fears over new legislation

Jang drops two commissioners in cabinet reshuffle

Kano donates N3m to Nigerian Legion

Plateau to donate building materials to Jan. 6 attack victims

FERMA promises to rehabilitate federal roads

US Supreme Court declines to hear Arizona abortion appeal

AU assures of peace, stability, as calm returns to Bangui

Emir calls for peaceful council election in Jigawa

Plateau attacks: STF to restructure sectors into smaller units

Jonathan inaugurates “Light-Up Rural Nigeria” project in Abuja

Maulud : Awoniyi urges Muslims to pray for Nigeria

Mourinho: I will stay at Chelsea until I am sacked

South Sudan Nile ferry sinks with more than 200 dead

Hundreds drown in South Sudan ferry sinking

France’s Hollande bids for relaunch amid Trierweiler scandal

Afghan girl caught wearing suicide vest tells her story

Google to buy Nest Labs for $3.2bn

Pope Francis denounces ‘horror’ of abortion

China doctor jailed for selling babies to traffickers

Egypt referendum: Vote to begin amid tight security

EU must open doors to avoid Syrian refugee catastrophe, says UN

Syria peace talks: Opposition ‘risks US-UK support’

Monday, January 13, 2014

US concerned about Iran-Russia oil deal

Atheist Afghan granted religious asylum in UK

Russia expels US journalist without explanation

Supreme court declines Arizona abortion appeal

Aeroplane lands at wrong airport

‘Ireland chess killer ate victim’s body parts’

Iraqi PM to revive Sunni militia role

Mother, son injured in Manchester shooting

‘Road rage victim made several 911 calls’

Journalists demand Egypt free detained colleagues

Vigilantes clash with drug cartels in Mexico

Three arrested in Neo-Nazi crackdown

US court upholds Abdulmutallab’s life sentence

Tecno, CcHub, Afmobi see prospect in software development

Banjul unveils BPAD devices for busy executives

‘Internet penetration’ll boost e-commerce in Nigeria’

Re: Women, sex and control

Budget’s N3.7 trillion recurrent intolerable

IDRC gives UNIOSUN, others $2.9m research grant

Debate ’ll promote friendship among undergraduates – Provost

FUTA VC urges alumni to support devt

Polish varsity seeks collaboration with LAUTECH

Power equation and looming defection in Senate

Bring Back the Book campaign slows down

Nigerian Writers Series: Mixed reactions greet choice of editors

2014 budget counterproductive to transformation agenda —Experts

SEC report: Ecobank to address poor corporate governance

Ondo BIR urges employees to meet N15bn target

Yield-hungry investors snap up US homeless bond —Report

Traders, others take over Mile 12 pedestrian bridge

Knocks, kudos for Lagos traffic lights

Experts predict new trends for technology markets

Osoba, lawmakers shun Amosun’s second-term adoption meeting

Borno youths throw stones at ex-gov Sheriff

APC gives FG seven days to redeploy Mbu

Anambra inducts 20 council chairmen

Israel holds burial service for Sharon

Chaos is over —CAR leader

Thailand crisis: Protesters start ‘Bangkok shutdown’

Imoke swears in 14 permanent secretaries

Community threatens to shut NDDC operation over compensation

Pregnant women demand policy review at FMC

B’Haram: FG gets ultimatum to charge lecturer, others

Bishop urges Aregbesola to boost security

Fayose’s poultry farm not designed to succeed –Fayemi

US to spend N48m on Nigerian prisons, fire service

‘Make judiciary financially independent’

Cynthia: Defence lawyers stall trial

PDP asks court to stop leadership change by Reps

Eid-el Maulud: Jonathan, Mark, Tambuwal, Ahmed, others preach peace

Fraudsters create 40 Patience Jonathan Facebook, Twitter accounts

A 2014 brand marketing checklist

Nigerian men and condoms

Ribadu calls for Oduah’s removal

Tips for managing your Facebook page

What to know before venturing into a start-up

10 money excuses to stop making

Keeping vacation costs low

Linkserve, Talentedge in franchise pact

‘Consumer mobile apps market gloomy through 2018’

Stakeholders commend Etisalat for rewarding innovation

No sympathy for striking poly, CoE lecturers

Lecturers set to monitor strike-end agreement

FUNAAB to reward outstanding doctoral theses

NANS seeks intervention, demands removal of AAU VC

SPDC plans 10 postgraduate scholarships

‘Januzaj like Rooney’

Jonathan and the rough road to 2015

Lover kills rival during sex with girlfriend

Egypt deploys police in varsities for exams

FG offers overseas scholarship to 35 N’Delta youths

Large breasts may be bad for your health

Your body is the first and the best doctor

Is sleep the price we pay for learning?

Five ways to use aloe vera gel (2)

Foods to eliminate from your life (2)

Defection: Senate postpones resumption to avert crisis

Amaechi invites Jang to NGF meeting

Bavaria considers financial backing for Weltbild bookseller

Moses going nowhere –Rodgers

GM sweeps North American awards at Detroit show

New Acer CEO fails on future plans, details

Homeserve faces £34m FCA penalty

Target plans changes after data breach

Henderson hails duo

Vulnerable data: Retailers look for tougher security

The brain, in exquisite detail

Goldcorp offers C$2.6bn to acquire Osisko Mining

Airbus posts record orders, ponders higher production

Amec offers £1.9bn to buy Foster Wheeler

Early exit for Robson

CHAN: Ghana sink Congo 1-0

Scottish independence: UK Treasury makes debt pledge

Pacquiao, Bradley to fight in 2014

Cameron promises councils ‘fracking’ tax boost

Etihad’ll not be rushed on Alitalia decision — CEO

Just how good is working up a sweat?

Shop vacancy rate improved in December — Survey

PDP lawyer, party ex-auditor disagree over Tukur

Nigerian Army establishes special command to tackle B’Haram

Oyinlola faults Ogun PDP chairman on party constitution

Rivers commissioner resigns over Amaechi’s defection

Youths pelt ex-gov Sheriff’s convoy with stones in Borno

Amaechi invites Jang, others for NGF meeting

Ronaldo wins Balon d’Or, cries

Ogoni youths block highway over shooting of Abe

S’Sudan talks resume in Addis Ababa nightclub Gaslight

Jonathan can’t remove me -Tukur

NDLEA arrests ‘notorious’ drug dealer in Bayelsa

Air Force denies bombing Senator Ndume’s convoy

Osoba, N’Assembly members shun Amosun’s adoption for second term

US support for Nigeria yielding positive results -Defence chief

PHCN workers protest non-payment of entitlements

Police target 70 per cent reduction in personnel corruption

Group asks EFCC to prosecute Nasarawa lawmakers

Police deny invading Kaduna Church

Man jailed for raping girl

Senate asks IGP to investigate Rivers shooting

US Prison inmates sickened by disease-prone chicken

I’ll not be distracted by intrigues of 2015 -Jonathan

Terrorism: FG gets seven-day ultimatum to arraign lecturer, others

Fayose’s poultry designed to fail -Fayemi

Three hospitalised as cholera breaks out in Bauchi

PDP asks court to stop removal of Tambuwal, others

Kwara CP warns against illegal campaigns, unguarded comments

Mexico self-defence groups clash with drug cartel

Blame police for looming religious crisis in Kaduna -CAN.

Journalists demand Egypt free al-Jazeera colleagues

FG to provide improved, not constant power –Minister

Explosion kills 14, injure seven in southern China

Obi inaugurates newly elected council chairmen

250 electricity workers protest in Jebba, threaten strike

Police arrest man for stealing Blackberry phones

Ekiti PDP aspirant promises investors tax holidays

Central African Republic leader says chaos is over

Sri Lanka police ‘identify church attackers’ in Hikkaduwa

Kano penalises firms for flouting environmental laws

CAR: Adamawa integrates 218 indigenes with relatives

Antibody machinery ‘can misfire and cause leukaemia’ – Study

FG to scale up child mortality intervention programmes – Minister

NAFDAC destroys counterfeit products in Osun

Syria crisis: Rebel infighting kill 700

Rwanda’s President Paul Kagame warns traitors

Kalashnikov ‘feared he was to blame’ for AK-47 rifle deaths

NIMET predicts cloudy conditions in southern states

Sen. Bakura, 29 others alleged armed robbery case adjourned

Cynthia Osokogu’s: Judge accuses defence counsel of stalling trial

Kebbi earmarks N140.6m for nomadic schools

Kwara crop farmers appeal to govt for financial support

Extortion: Ikeja power coy threatens to prosecute ex-workers

Bauchi spends N4.4bn on 12 hospitals in 2013

Golden Globes: American Hustle wins three awards

Strong earthquake strikes north of Puerto Rico

Khartoum/Juba to resume oil flow in affected oil fields in S’Sudan

CAR cannibal: I ate man in revenge attack

FG assures on implementing universal health coverage in 2014

Ariel Sharon: Tight Israeli security for funeral

Thailand crisis: Protesters begin Bangkok ‘shutdown’

S’Sudan crisis: US envoy meets rebel leader

Sunday, January 12, 2014

Jet crash in Germany kills four

UN concerns mount over besieged Syrians

Caffeine pill ‘could boost memory’

Police investigate murder of girl, 17, in Gombe

UniAbuja fire outbreak injures two

NNPC, transparency and the missing $10.8bn

Violence-free revolution

Oshiomhole, remember Awain

Presidential fleet

Supervise Iyana Ejigbo drainage

Constructive criticism is welcome

Conspiracy against Mikel?

JTF acquires equipment to check illegal refineries

Sanusi’s resignation

On whose side is APC?

Ajaokuta steel privatisation

City top after dramatic win

Sharapova rebuffs ‘selfie’ request

Wolfsburg sure of signing De Bruyne

Melbourne set for grand slam heat

Liverpool see off brave Stoke

ITTF expects success at Lagos World Tour

Mikel thanks Nigerians for support

Globacom commended for 2013 Glo-Caf Awards

Iran to start scaling back nuclear program January 20

Iheanacho can shine at Manchester City – Garba

They’re under pressure, says Akpokona

CHAN: Chukwu backs Eagles to bounce back

Guardiola, the best coach —Villas-Boas

Time to leave Tottenham —Defoe

Brazil 2014: NFF says no to WAGs

Abducted monarch’s mother, daughter freed

NANS orders Akpabio, police to find OAU lecturer

Counterfeiting: SSS releases pastor’s four children

Residents, church battle over alleged noise pollution

Baby dies in inferno, another petrol tanker crashes

Oil workers angry over state of Sagamu-Ikorodu Road … give FG February deadline

Sanusi’s successor: President considers S’West candidates

N255m car scandal: Presidential panel indicts Oduah

Rivers crisis: Police shoot pro-Amaechi senator … disperse political rally

Thugs pelt Shettima convoy with stones

Sanusi, not bigger than government, says Jang

Tukur panics, seeks deputy national officers’ support

PDP, APC trade words in Osun

‘PDP’ll win Ekiti gov poll’

Clerics blast religious leaders for aiding corruption

NDLEA to spend N134.9m as security vote in 2014

‘I’m not under pressure to be governor’

Only credible candidate’ll dislodge Aregbesola – Ex-minister

Again, Jonathan blasts nation’s elders over provocative statements

Analysts expect market trend to continue

PDP, dead in Jonathan’s home state –APC chairman

13 persons burnt to death in Warri

BP appeal to stop oil spill claims fails

Procurement reforms saved FG N58bn in 2013 – BPP

Digital Direct targets Abuja, Port Harcourt, others

Dangote Cement to complete five African plants

Obasanjo can’t stop me from supporting Jonathan –Kashamu

Telstra may sell Sensis for $2.7bn

GEO to mark decade of environmental advocacy

US job growth falls

Visafone to reward 270,000 subscribers

Budget 2014: Beyond heads and figures

Israelis pay respects to Sharon

‘President not committed to fight against corruption’

Capital offence suspect can be granted bail –Court

PH shooting: Senator Magnus Abe moved to London for medical treatment

Obasanjo’s attacks won’t stop me from backing Jonathan – Kashamu

PH shooting: Jonathan leading Nigeria to hell, says Fani-Kayode

Kidnap: Bayelsa monarch’s mother, granddaughter regains freedom

Jonathan cautions political leaders on provocative statements

Pope Francis to appoint 19 new cardinals

13 persons burnt to death in Warri accident

French First Lady in hospital after alleged Hollande affair

Akpabio denies presidential, vice-presidential ambition

Jonathan not serious with anti-graft fight -Methodist bishop

Jonathan must stop reign of impunity in Rivers – APC

I’m not under pressure to contest governorship -Health Minister

Kwara pledges support for security outfits

Anambra: APGA clears 20 of 21 chairmanship seats

Teenager dies in fire in Lagos shanties

IPMAN denies plan to commence nationwide strike

Police deny shooting Senator Abe

Yenagoa communal clash: Victim’s mother appeals for justice

Mediators meet South Sudan’s rebel leader

Lagos Fire Service saved N165bn property in 1,537 emergencies

Canadian firm to combat mental disorder in children

Oando supplying electricity to 130 Industrial customers in Lagos – CEO

AMMC demolishes recreation spots in Abuja

2015: Party chieftain optimistic of PDP victory

Borno elevates two emirs to first class status

Fire guts Benue commissioner’s restroom

Bayelsa communities protest youth’s murder

Blast at Baghdad bus station kills eight

Ndume cautions politicians on 2015 campaigns

PDP will win Ekiti governorship election, says Adeyeye

Senator Magnus Abbe critically injured as Rivers Police disrupts rally

Iraq: Deadly blast kills nine at Baghdad bus station

Civil Defence seals off 10 illegal guard companies in A’Ibom

India diplomat row: Delhi says ‘no stand-off’ with US

Libyan minister shot dead

S’Sudan crisis: UN calls on govt to free prisoners

Francois Hollande under pressure after affair report

I’ve never done plastic surgery –Uche Jombo

Naomi Oni accused of pouring acid on self to gain fame

CAR conflict: Ex-president ‘heads to exile’ in Benin

Saturday, January 11, 2014

Israelis mourn ex-PM Ariel Sharon

PDP still needs you, Tukur tells Obasanjo

Canada 2014: Falconets are unstoppable, says Elegbeleye

Libyan minister Hassan al-Droui ‘killed in Sirte’

Timeless wardrobe

I love adventure — Nikki Laoye-Oturu


By their toes…

The Okunoren twins

Right heels, right length

National conference shouldn’t be for ethnic groups – Musa

December salaries: Okonjo-Iweala shuns peace meeting

These Bisi Dan-Musa’s daughters

Nwabueze’s criticism of Okurounmu report misguided — Ohanaeze, ACF

Where is Jide Jadesimi?

Waiting on Deji Okoya-Thomas

When Yomi Awoniyi parties

Bola Shagaya’s website

Mary Charles rocks

Udoamaka Onuigbo gets her groove back

When Gregory turned 50

Between Taofeeq Okoya and his wife

Jide Adenuga still in view

Patricia Etteh unwinds

Violence marks Anambra council polls

Jonathan holds meetings in Lagos

Middle Belt will support Jonathan in 2015 — Jerry Gana

Why we’re backing Kashamu — Tukur

APC targets 12 million members

Our grouse against Jonathan — North

Are urges Ibadan youths to contribute to development

Ministers panic over looming cabinet shake-up

Act on Oduah scandals, Afenifere, APC tell Jonathan

Akinjide intervenes in S’West PDP crises

Know your tyre

Relationship: Your relationship is about to end if…

Feeling the pulse of your organization

Understanding fractures

Proper salon behaviour

My husband pays me to appear in his movies — Salome Eketunde

Nigerians react: Sniper list

Northern elders and their ways

Why Nigeria’s 2014 austerity budget can’t be pro-jobs (1)

2013 CAF awards: Night of a million disappointments


Eight ways music keeps you healthy

B’ball: Doregos tourney enters quarter-final stage

Job growth falls short

Ukraine ex-minister beaten in fresh Kiev clashes

I don’t regret taking Future Awards to Aso Rock

Sterling bank ATM

Stemming upsurge in robbery, kidnapping

Extortion: Ikeja DISCO to prosecute ex-PHCN employees

Ogbaukwu: Beautiful caves, enchanting waterfalls


Watch that piercing gun

Oando to expand gas infrastructure in Lagos

PDP doesn’t need a controversial candidate — Bejide

CHAN: Eagles fall to Mali 2-1

Egypt army chief ‘may run for president’

Former Israel PM Ariel Sharon dies at 85

US court upholds BP settlement for Gulf oil spill

People believe Oshiomhole gave me N50m — Mother of stowaway teenager

Awolowo had no mystical powers — Late sage’s driver

The NIS recruitment

Looking ahead ..Excerpts from Outlook 2014

Oliseh made Bonfrere drop me for Dosu at Atlanta ’96 —Babayaro

Israel’s ex-PM Ariel Sharon dies

Defection to other parties cannot intimidate PDP, says Shagari

Obasanjo attacking me over his loss of relevance -Kashamu

We still need Obasanjo in PDP -Tukur

Sanitation: Kano fines three companies N.5m each

EPL: Match day 21 results

Anambra LG poll: Electoral officers, voters fight over result sheets

Chelsea top EPL table with 2-0 win over Hull City

UNILORIN admits 8,587 out of 103,211 applicants

Egypt army chief al-Sisi ‘may run for president’

Abia NUT resumes strike as govt reneges on agreement

China announces visa exemption for Nigerian diplomats, officials

Former Israeli PM Ariel Sharon dies at 85

Late arrival of materials in Anambra LG polls

Anambra council polls: Residents flout restriction order

Monarch wants more constitutional roles for traditional rulers

Total to invest in UK shale gas

Overnight clashes outside Ukraine court injure 10

CAR crisis: Stranded foreigners to be evacuated

Restitution: Over 200 ‘born -again’ Christians return our certificates every year –WAEC

Why my brother attacked British soldier

Gunmen kill Brazil church’s pastor

Ukraine ex-minister hurt in clashes in Kiev

Man Utd: FA charges David Moyes with misconduct

Friday, January 10, 2014

Juggalos to sue US government for classifying ICP fans as criminal gang

Woman’s intense 3-hour orgasm lands her in the hospital

Japan to partner with West Africa to promote peace, security

US diplomat to leave Delhi embassy

Mawlud celebration, not compulsory for Muslims- Sheik

Consumers not excited by FG’s ultimatum to power investors

Anambra holds historic council polls

UPN aspirant tackles Aregbesola on conflict commission

Monitor N200bn fund to varsities, ASUU tells EFCC

Don’t be intimidated, Jang’s NGF tells Kwankwaso

Okonjo-Iweala parries questions on Jonathan, Sanusi face-off

Nwabueze: Igbo leaders reply Okunrounmu

Driver faces murder charge over Customs officer’s death

More Kano govt officials indicted in budget scandal

Soyinka’s daughter buried amid eulogies

Self-acclaimed son loses N100m suit against Ojukwu family

2015 Presidency: North may dump APC

PDP condemns attack

Chris Okotie joins 2015 presidential race

Governors, family eulogise slain Ogunro at internment

Fresh crisis hits S’West PDP

At last, Jonathan turns against Tukur

I can still rule squash for years –Elizabeth Iyamu, ex-Nigeria champion

Eagles face Mali as CHAN begins

Why I’m Africa’s best – Yaya

US approves new drug for treatment of type 2 diabetes

Rugby legend leaves wife devastated

Somalia’s al-Shabab militants issue Internet ban

Son defends Holyfield

Aussie Open: Nadal, Serena face tricky ties

My first…singer Jaywon

ECB keeps rates at record 0.25% low

IBM commits $1bn to new Watson supercomputer division

Muscle strength in children linked to vitamin D levels in pregnancy

Courtois wants decision on future

Protein destroys migrating cancer cells on contact

I didn’t give orphans just one carton of noodles – Benson Okonkwo

Chioma Okoye’s typical DAY

Global food prices rose in December

Lagos policemen trade blame over suspect missing in custody

‘Khan doesn’t deserve Mayweather fight’

It’s tough carrying out rituals in US, Europe –Ifa Priests

Awkward moment with Comedian Bash

Travel tips to Morocco

Utah mom to give birth to daughter’s daughter

Badagry residents protest against demolition of houses

Nigerians in Cote d’Ivoire wants FG’s scholarship awards

Nigeria lauds UK’s support in debt management

Edo to partner with COSON to fight piracy

FCTA issues two-year eviction notice to Defence College

Missing funds: NNPC claims spending $8.49bn on subsidy

Navy chief warns Delta warring leaders against violence

FG gives Kano N34m to tackle cholera outbreak

Amosun apologises to Journalists, residents over Thursday fracas

$10.8bn crude oil fund not missing – NNPC

FRSC to deploy more operatives on roads – Chidoka

New JTF Commander assumes duty in Bayelsa

Jonathan orders release of 165 terror suspects

Defection: Senate won’t declare seats vacant – Spokesman

South Sudan troops ‘recapture key oil city of Bentiu’

Amaechi, Duke, others witness Soyinka’s daughter’s burial

Ebonyi gas turbine to start operation soon-Elechi

Court dismisses Ojukwu’s eldest son’s suit against sibblings

Lagos rail track turnes dumpsites, markets

Nigeria University games to hold Feb.12 to Feb.22 — official

FAO Food Price Index records highest value in 2013 — Report

New Gmail messaging feature causes privacy concerns

Oyo pension scam: Court rejects application for stay of proceeding

Glo/CAF award: I’m disappointed Mikel didn’t win, says Minister

CAR interim President Michel Djotodia resigns

GLO CAF Awards: Fans urge Anglophone countries to re-strategise

NTI trains 5000 teachers in Ebonyi

Plateau commissioner debunks poor rating of state’s education sector

Borno to demolish illegal structures in Maiduguri

British woman dies in snowmobile accident in Canada

Tunisia’s interim prime minister to step down

France’s Hollande attacks report of affair with actress

Kenya planes ‘kill Somali militants’ from al-Shabab

Man detained at Guantanamo Bay to be freed

Lightning kills three on beach in Argentina

Indian diplomat indicted for visa fraud ordered to leave US

David Moyes nominated for Premier League manager of the month

PDP will perform very well in 2015 – Akpabio

Thursday, January 09, 2014

FRSC prosecutes 54 traffic offenders in Katsina

NCC, stakeholders brainstorm on effective information dissemination

NES cautions miners against illicit practise

It’s more than $49.8bn

Sabella’s article

Beware of those gifts

Power sector ultimatum not possible now

Iwaro-Oka-Ikun Akoko road

Iyana Ejigbo- Ikotun Road

Revolution is the answer

No to bloody revolution

ASUP’s long strike

Denton Police Station, so clean

Domestic violence

Egypt court sentences 63 Brotherhood supporters

Venezuela arrests beauty queen’s killers

Govt faults comment on Outtara’s eligibilty for re-election

Pakistani teen dies stopping suicide bomber at school

Dapcent yearns for stardom

We value crazy ideas – Oracle Experience boss

EbonyLife expands homegrown programmes

From Osun Osogbo marketer, CultureFest beckons

Shaw’s kung fu films were popular in Nigeria –Kelani, Maja-Pearce

Gospel singer Eleyele cheats death

Patoranking preaches gospel of dancehall reggae

I was never married to Queen Ure –Soul E

LG boss makes case for standard facilities

Firm provides N5m books to Oyo schools

Employ qualified teachers, educationist urges govt

Niger spends N477.6m on WAEC, NECO fees

Preparing children for the new academic term

Lewandowski may hire bodyguards

Falcons in AWC final qualifying round

NASCOM, YSFONplan football tourney in schools

Eagles to play Mexico

Van Persie targets return at Chelsea

Arsenal get Ozil, Giroud boost

Glo/CAF award: Yaya wins again

Coldblooded does not mean stupid

Foods never to give children

Tackling canine parvovirus

Before your child goes for biscuits, sweets

Marine bacteria to fight tough infections

Jonathan and the decision-making black box

Pirates hand over firearms to A’Ibom police

NDLEA arrests Congolese in Lagos over fake $240,000

Family pays N3.5m ransom for six-year-old

Pepper theft: Assembly offersN1.25m to meet victims

Seven die in Kwara, Lagos clashes

Police arraign teacher for stealing N2.2m from bank

Another petrol tanker crashes in Lagos

FG to review penalties for Environmental Act violation

30 agencies remitted N312.65bn operating surplus —FRC

FG seeks new funding sources for Ajaokuta Steel

Indebted broadcast stations’ll lose licences, says NBC

Dangote’s $400m Zambian cement factory ready in February

I won’t quit before June, Sanusi dares Jonathan

President to send ministerial nominees’ list to N’Assembly

Ibori, others to complete jail terms in Nigeria

Tambuwal, Lamido shun N’West PDP leaders’ visit to Jonathan

19 die in C’River auto crash

IHMS seeks insurance for O’YES workers

Soldiers kill 38 B’Haram members in Borno

Presidency denies existence of dialogue committee’s minority report

Journalists to boycott STF activities in Plateau

Faulty federalism causes dependency on oil –Gbajabiamila

Benue police working for criminals, Tsav alleges

Messi wants to finish career at Barca

Women and the challenge of menopause

US jobs growth led to Federal Reserve taper

Sokoto Assembly passes N125.9bn budget

Japan chemical plant blast kills five

Youth Alive basketball resumes Friday

Battered pregnant woman: Lebanese shuns meeting with govt

NOA plans governorship debate for Aregebesola, others

Berdych crushes Nishikori

Pakistan police chief dies in bomb attack

How to know your target market

Market capitalisation sheds N150bn as 24 stocks fall

Tesco, Morrisons see sales slide

Spain sells €5.3bn in bonds

Mimiko, Assembly face-off threatens Ondo Labour Party unity

Court overturns ban on French comic Dieudonne

Glo CAF award: Yaya Toure crowned African Footballer of the year

Yaya Toure wins African Footballer of the Year Award

19 die in Calabar auto crash

We’ll not unilaterally deploy drones in Nigeria -US

EFCC, FCTA to tackle land fraud in Abuja

Group accuses APC of plotting to destabilise Kaduna

Wike plotting to frustrate 2014 budget -Rivers

Gbajabiamila blames faulty federalism for overdependence on oil

Transporters’ clash: Soldiers take over Ekiti parks, flashpoints

PDP will not sink -Mark

Dangote’s $400m Zambia cement plant ready February -Envoy

JTF winning war against oil theft, pipeline vandalism – Commander

Russia’s southern Stavropol region on alert after bodies found

PDP remains strong in Katsina – Gambo

Bodies of US aircrew recovered from helicopter wreckage

Eid-el-Maulud: FG declares Tuesday public holiday

NDLEA nabs 68-year old man for alleged drug trafficking

Prisoners transfer: Ibori, others complete jail terms in Nigeria

Uduaghan to run for senatorial seat in 2015

Produce document backing Jonathan’s single-term agreement -Shinkafi

Bahrain’s national reconciliation talks collapses

Israel ex-PM Ariel Sharon condition ‘worsens’

APC warns Jonathan against forcing Sanusi to resign

AGF urges reform commission to simplify Nigerian laws

CBN intorduces new payment system

NUJ to boycott STF activities over Plateau killings

Fresh crisis rocks Ekiti PDP over concensus arrangement

FG stops foreign training for civil servants

PDP prays for Jonathan’s victory in 2015

Bayelsa APC accuses police of dismantling flags, signpost

Four feared dead as cultists clash in Ilorin

Soldiers kill 38 suspected terrorists in Borno -Millitary

PDP plotting to plunge Nigeria into religious chaos -Buhari

Plateau awards N30bn contract for 3,000 houses

Man bags six months in jail for stealing 5,000 pounds

Bomb blast kills top Pakistan Police chief

N9.8bn fraud: Police file amended charge against ‘wonder bank’ operators

Defection of PDP members to opposition normal -Tukur

Hoodlums on the rampage in Ogun, attack residents, journalists

Boy 15 tackles, dies with suicide bomber in Pakistan

Aregbesola seeks assembly’s nod for N1.5bn housing loan

Somalia’s al-Shabab militants issue internet ban

S’Sudan rebels reinforce captured city defences

CHAN: 200 members of Supporters Club to cheer S’Eagles

Police arraign man, 23, over Christmas ram theft

Destroying Syria’s chemical stockpiles to cost €40m – UN

Presidency denies existence of confab committee’s minority report

China fines film director $1m for violating one-child policy

Nyako, Marwa, begin APC mass mobilisation in Adamawa

Bacteria linked to premature birth – Study

NDLEA alleges illegal drug firms, waste dump in Lagos

Pakistani court orders Musharraf to attend future court hearings

Canada reports first bird flu case

58 UN staff killed by terrorists in 2013 – Report

Nasarawa NLC suspends strike

Fatal blast at Mitsubishi chemical factory in Japan

UN urges developing countries to achieve MDGs by 2015

Nigerians more successful than other nationals in US – Don

Nigerians successful than other nationals in US- US don

Itsekiri women confront Uduaghan on Ugborodo crisis

Messi returns from injury in Barcelona victory

CAR: UN warns of humanitarian disaster

Wednesday, January 08, 2014

Apo killing: Victims demand N500m in compensation

225,000 Ivorian refugees have returned after crisis- UNHCR

Woman caught sneaking into U.S. in suitcase

Illegal bunkering: Army destroys 36 tankers, six boats in C’River

Kano approves N90m for road maintenance

Confusion in Ekiti as RTEAN rival factions clash

Amaechi and Rivers politics

Re: Our politicians have gone mad again

DG, NIPOST, act now

Irele-Ponyan road construction

Re: Violent revolutions, Africa and its suffering people

Repair Ajao Road

Building future leaders

Where is FERMA in Osun State

Is FERMA now a contractor to FG?

Fuel supply/distribution

Poor services: Telecoms firms know fate soon

Lemo retires as CBN deputy governor on Friday

Desert encroachment: FG seeks assistance

Petrol scarcity hits Kwara

NIMET, accident bureau move to prevent air mishaps

FG lifts ban on oil bunkering operations

Gas shortage, transmission hitches threaten power supply – Investors

Suspected kidnapper escapes lynching in Osun

Community protests demolition of retired teachers’ buildings

Murder: Police arrest Pastor Fireman, search house

Three die in Benin auto crash

TRACE hands over recovered N13m to victim

Man accuses community chairman of arson

Police rescue goats, sheep abandoned by suspect

Mentally ill woman: Fake family members show up

Mikel takes on Drogba, Toure for CAF award

Mikel upbeat at CAF award

GLO/CAF awards: Nigerians’ expectations

Glo CAF awards hold today

Glo/CAF Awards: Chelsea charters plane for Mikel

Federer rallies with Rod Laver

Xavi carpets Mourinho

Australian Open: Nadal, Serena top seeds

Amaechi lied about Soku oil wells –Bayelsa

APC northern caucus meets over leadership crisis

Lagos tanker fire burns 15 to death

I won’t bribe anyone to remain in office –Tukur

Jonathan lacks courage, capacity, says Kwankwaso

Certificate scandal: NBA, CACOL call for Oduah’s removal

‘We’ll avoid Anambra flaws in Ekiti’

Judge withdraws from Ajudua’s fraud case

C’ River assembly passes N180bn budget

Court nullifies elections of national youth council officers

Oshiomhole backs down on competency test for teachers

Asemota, Adebanjo, others plan conference on ethnic nationalities

You’re a PDP member, Amaechi tells Rivers CP

C’River lecturers decry lack of service condition

Dialogue: NBA slams Jonathan for rejecting minority report

27 Sokoto lawmakers join APC

Liverpool legend wants Moses out

‘Corruption eroding confidence in govt’

Ndigbo, Okurounmu disagree over dialogue committee’s report

JAMB to create more computer centres in Lagos

German man charged over WW2 Oradour massacre

FCMB secures $150m loan facility

Ikeja Disco spends N11m on vandalised equipment

Oando nears completion of $1.66bn asset acquisition

US star sings to N’Korea’s leader on birthday

Valcke’s World Cup comment stirs controversy

Al Qaeda group vows attack on Syrian rebels

Ancelotti calls for end to Di Maria storm

Basketmouth, African women and ‘rape joke’

One die, three injured in Colorado avalanche

Ecobank’s suspended director quits

Holyfield cautioned over gay comment

Murder trial: Rivers police grant Lloyd bail

Nigeria’s economy can’t develop without regular power supply -NLC

Court nullifies elections of national youth council’s officers

APC mounts flags, unveils secretariat in Bayelsa

Mbu is a PDP politician, attends party meetings -Amaechi

Fayose’s wife predicts husband’s return as Ekiti gov

Thousands flee South Sudan oil city

Ebonyi biomass turbine project to cost $15m – Official

African migrants take protest to Israeli parliament

Labour Party legal adviser resigns over Daniel, Bamidele’s entrance

Jonathan wrong to reject national conference minority report -NBA

Kwara dep gov’s ADC slumps, dies

Fuel scarcity hits Kwara

Apo killings: SSS opposes compensation for victims

INEC won’t repeat Anambra mistakes in Ekiti, Osun -Jega

Stop charging illegal fees in schools, Ajimobi warns principals

Canada oil train derails

Amaechi signs 2014 appropriation bill into law

Bauchi distributes live saving drugs to PHCs

Hayatou arrives in Lagos for Glo/CAF awards

FG to float new mortgage company

MDGs distributes N200m health, educational facilities in Pankshin

Borno donates N3m to Nigerian Legion

PDP now dead in Sokoto, says Wamakko

Edo bows to teachers, stops competency test

Toll gates to return to Nigerian roads – Minister

Three die in Edo road crash

IG, top officers meet, review security strategies

Enugu PDP kicks against planned return of Nnamani

APC warns PDP against playing religious, ethnic cards

Anambra LG polls: Police pledge adequate security

China to ban smoking in public places

PENGASSAN, FG reach agreement on repair of refineries

Omisore, two others to vie for Osun PDP gubernatorial ticket

27 Sokoto lawmakers defect to APC

Kwankwaso’s father escapes death as gunmen attack Kano mosque

Plateau earmarks N260 million for purchase of printing machine

Two dead, one injured in Canada shooting

FG’ll implement emergency plan for bad roads – Minister

Syria rebels ‘seize’ ISIS headquarters in Aleppo

Academic activities yet to resume at UNICAL

FRSC to introduce special intervention patrols

Anambra LG polls: Police assure adequate security

FIFA moves 2022 Qatar World Cup To Winter

Kwara, NLC to provide 2,000 housing units to civil servants

Gunmen kill three, injure 12 in mosque attack in Kano

Five killed in Lagos fuel tanker explosion

Agency predicts hazy weather for Nigerian states

Ondo lawmaker’s aide thwarts “assassination” attempt

28 Nigerian referees get NFA’s badges

Five killed, seven injured in Kano auto-crash

Egypt: Court adjourns Morsi’s trial

Oil theft: Civil Defence arrests politician, two other suspects

Nine killed in train fire in western India

Trial of former Egyptian President Mohamed Morsy to resume

UN applauds China’s efforts at combating Illegal trade in ivory

Aliyu orders annual medical tests for Niger civil servants

3D food printers debut at tech show

APC will boycott Anambra Jan 11 LG poll – Ngige

China to allow foreign ownership in telecom services

Merkel appears on crutches after skiing accident

Venezuelan beauty queen slain, daughter survives shooting

Smoker numbers edge close to one billion – Report

Tuesday, January 07, 2014

Ex-New York police in 9/11 benefits fraud

US helicopter crashes, kills four in UK

NUPENG, PENGASSAN suspends propose strike

Pentagon ex-head Gates criticises Obama’s Afghan tactics

Bank customers decry poor ATM services

Thai lawmakers face Senate probe

Apo Killing: DSS testifies before National Human Rights Commission

Egypt unrest: Mohammed Morsi trial to resume in Cairo

JP Morgan to pay $1.7bn to victims of the Madoff fraud

Aregbesola may return schools to missionaries

Rape, murder top 2013 crime record in Ekiti

33 victims of Plateau attacks get mass burial

‘Blames FG for illegal mining’

Presidency welcomes PDP BoT’s intervention in Jonathan, Obasanjo rift

Office death: Aliyu says woman had heart problem

Cleric, three others arrested for alleged fraud

Ethics aide says Jonathan’s critics lack home training

PDP slams Bayelsa APC on defection claims

Ondo retrains 1,216 Maths, English teachers

‘Oyo police recorded 365 rape cases in 2013’

Battered pregnant woman: Police demand dead foetus

Police arrest couple, 17 others for robbery, cultism

Panic as police truck hits electric pole

Teenager kills 12-year-old girl for money ritual

Govt evacuates mentally ill woman, residents show concern

NBA demands probe of Rivers’ courts attacks

Court adjourns Ikuforiji’s trial as Olanipekun leads defence

PDP, APC disagree over alleged plan to Islamise Nigeria

‘Search for OAU missing don’

N30m fraud: Ex-bank manager’s trial starts January 30

Apo killings: I attended B’Haram meetings, says suspect

Two vigilance men to die for herbalist’s murder

Ekiti ex-acting gov dies

Investors to raise N116bn for Lagos-Ibadan Expressway reconstruction

Poor services: Subscribers want sanctions for telecoms firms

FG deploys explosive detectors in 15 airports

Presidency to get draft revenue formula soon – RMAFC

FG must complete refineries’ turnaround maintenance, workers insist

Improve power supply by June, FG orders firms

Bank employee dies as vehicle somersaults on bridge

Rivers lawmakers pass 2014 budget in Govt House

Collapsing education sector

Viewing where the Internet goes

Raptors dream promotion

Urban Dictionary: Defining the word-wide web

Nigerians anxious over pre-election year inflation

Okore predicts early return

Protecting your corporate voice across social media channels

Core euro zone inflation falls to record low

Kwara spent N8.34bn on roads in 2013 – Ahmed

Experts want multiple entries for foreign airlines reversed

US trade deficit declines to $34.3bn

I’m ready to meet PDP BoT members –Obasanjo

Kwara spends N2.45bn on five hospitals

Nyesom Wike and university education in Nigeria

Resident doctors render free medical services

Kudos to FERMA

‘Queen’s Baton relay’ll boost Nigeria’s preparations’

Standard Chartered moves to eradicate blindness

Managing common cold

Police arrest couple for ‘gunrunning’ in Ogun

Transport union accuses Presidency of promoting crisis

Investors get June deadline on power improvement

Masked gunmen kidnap Bayelsa monarch’s mother, grand-daughter

Chinese firm plans N160bn exploration, refinery project

Woman who died in Aliyu’s office had cardiac arrest -Doctor

Village attack: Plateau punctures STF’s claim, buries 33 victims

FG seeks alternative means to complete Ajaokuta Steel Company

LASU strike: Union urges govt to release resolution

Court explosion: NBA demands probe report in 30 days

Ex-beauty queen killed in Venuezela

Patients abandoned at UCTH as nurses down tools

Gunmen abduct monarch’s mother, granddaughter in Bayelsa

Ekiti ex-Ag Governor, Speaker passes on

Bash Ali’s Guiness Book of Records’ title fight gets NSC support

Transport union accuses presidency of promoting crisis

Boko Haram plans attacks in uncompleted buildings -Suspect

Cocaine cargo sent to German supermarket ‘by mistake’

Police recovered 247 guns in Anambra in 2013 -CP

Mexican firm plans truck manufacturing in Oyo

Defection won’t affect business in Senate – Enang

Syria hands over first batch of chemical weapons material

Domestic worker arraigned over gang rape, robbery of ex-employee

Signify interest with letters of intent, Lagos PDP tells aspirants

Homicide, cultism cases rising in Kwara -CP

16 killed, five injured in Plateau attack -STF

Rape, murder top 2013 Ekiti crime record -Police

FG to blame for illegal mining in Niger -Govt

Kaduna gets panel to review revenue laws

Ship escape from ice trap as weather changes

Police arrest 150 bandits in Benin Zone -AIG

Zambia opposition leader arraigned for calling president potatoe

Pope set to name cardinals

Returning Anambra indigenes narrate experience in CAR

Alleged N30m fraud: ex-FCMB manager faces trial Jan 30

Saudi Arabia to repatriate detained Nigerians- Envoy

Union of Pensioners urge Lagos to settle unpaid gratuities

Amaechi proposes N485.52bn budget

Lagos records 193 fire outbreaks in 38 days – Official

Fire engulfs Lagos Sawmill

Kardashian fined by City Council, receives parking ticket

Money laundering: Appearance of new counsel stalls Ikuforiji’s trial

Lawmaker tasks APC members on unity

Egypt wants AU membership restored

Taiwanese man survives 60 hours in sea

Kano tops drug abuse chart in Nigeria – NDLEA

KEDC orders immediate repair of Jogana sub-station

S’Sudan rebels, govt begin talks on ceasefire

Portuguese salute, mourn soccer great Eusebio

Join fight against rape, activists tell Basketmouth

No going back on strike, ASUP says

Tanker accident causes gridlock along Lagos-Ibadan expressway

Hong Kong kung fu film pioneer Run Run Shaw dies at 107

2015: PDP rules out automatic tickets for NASS members

Fire destroys Akwanga Market in Nasarawa

350 police officers sacked in Turkey following corruption probe

Spanish princess summoned over allegation of fraud

Central African Republic crisis may esalate – UN

Injured Walcott will miss World Cup

Monday, January 06, 2014

US female Jihadist sentenced to 10 years

N’America braces for record low temperatures

Jailed ex-marine challenges murder conviction

Still on Obasanjo’s letter

What manner of politicians?

Re: Sack Oduah now

Nigeria needs good leaders

Re: Stop insulting Jonathan on Twitter

Nigeria’s imposed leaders

2015: Need for no-nonsense leader

FG to transform key sectors with high-speed Internet

Google to push Android into motor cars

Passage of Evidence Act commendable – Forensic expert

ADA inducts Tribe Media boss

Global IT spending to reach $3.8tn this year

Android phones, tablets need security applications – GIC

Defection won’t change APC senate minority status –Investigation

Fuel station manager in court for N2.3m theft

Robbers attack estate in Ogun, kill RCCG pastor

Police arraign man for raping two-year-old

Ogun police arrested 2, 247 suspects in 2013

Customs seize N73m smuggled rice from Cameroon

Edo director dies two weeks after gun attack

We used wooden guns to rob passengers – Suspect

‘Man who set himself ablaze owes bank, others’

Osun community makes U-turn on Oduduwa State

Suspect hides 9.2kg drug in palm oil for export

Ogun APC, opposition parties disagree over Amosun’s performance

Woman dies in Aliyu’s office

Jonathan’s presidency is incompetent, says APC

Budget scandal: Again, EFCC summons Kano government officials

Health workers begin five-day strike Wednesday

We didn’t join APC for leadership positions –Nyako

Stop defection, Akpabio begs Tambuwal

Obasanjo, an unrepentant troublemaker, says Clark

Fayemi to improve workers’ welfare

Explosion, fire destroy Rivers’ courts

‘We arrested 203 suspects in 2013’

Oshiomhole presides over SEC meeting, denies sustaining injuries

Bishop asks Aregbesola for Pentecost holiday

PDP BoT to intervene in Jonathan, Obasanjo rift

Gunmen kill 30, burn 40 houses in Plateau

Festivals drive campaign for books, reading culture

India court says government can audit telecoms firms

FG’s 1.6 million jobs

Presidency, police insurance, bank charges to gulp N556m

We are prepared to make sacrifices – Lecturers

I do what Mourinho wants –Mikel

China urges Chrysler to address Jeep Wrangler risk

Brazil’s revamped Bovespa index falls

Access Bank sells loss-making Ivory Coast unit

Analysts expect positive returns this year

Liverpool get India tie-up

Resistance to HIV-preventing pill

NASU urges FG to pay CONTISS 15 arrears

FG budgets N25bn for TCN amid operational problems

United need new signings –Moyes

NLC embarks on indefinite strike in Nasarawa

Police take over Ado-Ekiti motor-parks as drivers’ crisis escalates

Court restrains police, NDLEA, others from arresting Kashamu

APC’s majority in House won’t affect Ihedioha’s job – Spokesman

30 killed in Jos renewed violence

Syria conflict: Rebel-on-rebel clashes spread in north

Oyo orders closure of schools in Iseyin

UNICEF, northern govs to educate 1million girls in seven years

UK lawyers on strike over legal aid cuts

Ariel Sharon in critical condition – Official

Hoodlums bomb Rivers High Court

Jonathan running incompetent, flip-flop Presidency -APC

BUK lecturers resume full academic work

Ex-PDP govs didn’t join APC for leadership positions -Nyako

ESUT lecturers shun classrooms as students return

Bangladesh PM claims victory in controversial election

Human body parts ‘fall from sky’ in S’Arabia

FRSC arraigns 113 Kwara motorists during Yuletide

Brent oil tops $107 in rebound

No African country can stop Falconets from World Cup – Talle

Three charged for alleged attack on police in Lagos

Jonathan receives Commonwealth Games’ baton

NYC high-rise fire injures two

Oshiomhole dismisses rumours of hospitalisation

Police detain girl wearing suicide vest in Afghanistan

Thai army dismisses military coup rumour

African migrants continue protest in Israel

German Chancellor, Merkel fractures pelvis in Switzerland

Blast kills 10 in Pakistan tribal elder’s home

S’Korea, DPRK to meet over reunion of Korean War families

Omar al-Bashir leaves for S’Sudan for talks

Afghanistan to free 88 prisoners

Singapore Airbus A380 plane in emergency landing in Azerbaijan

Two killed in clash between nomads, residents in Kaduna

Residents flee occupied Fallujah amid army bombardment

Bangladesh’s ruling Awami League ‘wins boycotted poll’

Indian judge says pre-marital sex is immoral

Turkish PM wants retrial of convicted coup plotters

Record-breaking low temperatures hit the US

Jonathan promises stable electoral process

Tambuwal decries misappropriation of cabotage funds

Nigeria, Israel sign Bilateral Air Services Agreement

14 killed in China stampede

Sunday, January 05, 2014

A gap in the affordable care Act

Implementing blueprint for Nigeria’s public varsities

Jonathan, APC and 2015

Re: Afenifere ex-spokesman blames Buhari, others

Need for service-oriented politics

Belgore not politically impotent

Re: “2014: President Jonathan,join the APC!”

FG and delayed salary payment

Re: Awo is greater than Mandela

Ukraine protests: Opposition holds first New Year rally

Suspected Syrian militant arrested in Spain

African migrants in Israel protest ill treatment

Canadian Shi’ites denied entry into Egypt

Extreme cold weather expected in N’America

15 die in India building collapse

Former Syrian PM runs for president

Baby Deaths: Hospital recalls IV supplies

Pope Francis to visit Holy Land in May

Marijuana laws: N’York to relax drug’s use

Storms: Scooter driver dies after falling into river

Dozens injured in Saudi jet emergency landing

Clashes, boycott mar Bangladesh election

Doctors pessimistic over ex-PM’s survival

South Sudan general killed in ambush

Jimenez has Ryder Cup dream

ITTF, NTTF to sign agreement on Lagos World Tour

Emenike predicts tough competition in Eagles

NFF U-13 championship enters semi-finals

Klitschko, Leapai bout gets April date

Nigeria ready for Queen’s Baton Relay – NSC

Tsonga powers France to Hopman Cup victory

LMC invites clubs to start registration

FA Cup: Swansea send Man United packing

Wawrinka wins Chennai Open

No panic buys for Moyes

Mikel scores as Chelsea captain

Football legend, Eusebio, dies at 71

Mentally ill woman delivers baby at rubbish dump

President open to reconciliation with Obasanjo –Presidency

Boko Haram will soon be defeated –Jonathan

Bayelsa: Dickson’s aides defect to APC

LP denies alleged hindrance to Bamidele’s ambition

Ekiti 2014: Jonathan pledges neutrality in PDP primaries

NMA shelves nationwide strike, to meet President

Four feared killed in Kaduna attack

Ekiti governorship election holds in June – INEC

APC membership registration begins January

APC, coalition of desperate politicians, says Tukur

Spanish luxury home prices to fall

We’ll consolidate on 2013 achievements – LAWMA

Stop insulting Jonathan on Twitter —Presidency

UI resumes today as UNIJOS remains shut

Equity Assurance records N97.56m profit

Open letter to Nasarawa Governor

10 things to pay attention to in 2014

Robbers attack Lagos estate, steal 27 phones

BlackBerry sues Ryan Seacrest’s company over iPhone keyboard

Thailand’s stocks witness worst first-day drop

Navy arrests Cameroonians, Nigerians for oil theft

Can we still meet mdg targets?

Zuckerberg is America’s biggest philanthropist

Without credible national conference, Nigeria will break up – PRONACO

PDP, Amaechi differ over alleged relocation of Assembly

APC, a coalition of desperate politicians -Tukur

Edo teachers vow to resist competency test

Four die in Southern Kaduna villagers, herdsmen clash

Syria: Rebel groups attack each other

Ekiti 2014: Jonathan promises neutrality in choice of candidate

Evacuees appeal to FG for jobs

5000 worshippers pray for Nigeria’s growth in Lagos

Ekiti LP denies undermining Bamidele’s gov bid

APC seeks probe of Gombe airport blockade against party chiefs

NMA shelves nationwide strike, shifts action to Feb 7

CAR evacuation: NEMA appeals for prompt response by state govts

Attack on Emir:Yero orders full-scale investigation

Ex-militants commend Dickson for ensuring peace, security

Delta approves development of community markets

Hawaii girl, three, dies after dental procedure

Plane makes emergency landing on New York highway

I’m impressed with 2-1 victory over Ethiopia – Keshi

Saturday, January 04, 2014

PDP insists on primaries for Jonathan, others

Those going to APC lack ideology –NCP

Jonathan after our lives — Buhari, Akande, others

APC can’t get Obasanjo’s support — PDP

No Boko Haram links with drug barons –NDLEA

Alao-Akala’s posters flood Ibadan

FG dispels rumours about fuel scarcity

Lagos N8bn Sunborn Yacht deal, bad business — APC

Storm destroys hundreds of homes in Britain

Doctors’ strike: NMA dares Lagos govt

474 Nigerians arrive from Bangui

APC: Aggrieved PDP senators to defect after break

Kofi Sagoe savours good times

Power outage in Alimosho

Remembering my brother

No pimples

When bra size is wrong

Where is Judith Amaechi?

Bode Emanuel grooves

Be attractive

Banana bread

Jonathan performing better than Obasanjo – Presidency

Velvet verve!

Kunbi Oyelese finds love?

Relationship: He is testing you when…

Is male circumcision worthwhile?

I love vintage — Miss Nigeria-Florida

Nigerians react: 2014 expectations

Lamido, Aliyu: PDP-APC equation changers

Mandela lived in my house as a refugee — Amaechi,First Republic minister

Tukur’s imposition of cousin started PDP crisis — Nyako

Jonathan pledges support for security agencies

Ekiti 2014: I won’t be vindictive, says Fayose

Tinubu is S’West number one enemy –Kasamu

Australians protest plans to kill sharks in Perth

Cassava farmers in Kebbi to secure N500m loan

Police arrest suspected attackers of Emir of Jere

Boy killed by horse on UK farm

Commercial motorists in Lagos seek extension of registration dateline

Several die in Goa building collapse

Two die in Benue road accident

Police arrest suspected members of gunrunning syndicate in

Boko Haram: Widows of police officers beg for jobs

UNIUYO VC solicits adequate funding for projects

Oil theft: Navy arrest four Camerounians, three others

Adamawa: Michika PDP members protest ‘imposition’ of chairman

2013: NAICOM pays N2.2bn claims, resolves 61 disputes

FG charged on security pact with US, Israel

Serena beats Azarenka, wins Brisbane tourney

CAR evacuee gives birth to twins on arrival in Abuja

Militant chief Majid al-Majid ‘dies in Lebanon’

S’Sudan crisis: Direct talks on ceasefire delayed

Violence erupts in Bangladesh ahead of Sunday’s election

Investigators examine Schumacher’s ski helmet camera

Cubans shocked at prices as foreign cars go on sale

Opposition Party to boycott Bangladesh election

Pope Francis surprises nuns in Spain with phone call

Ancient Egyptian brewer’s tomb found in Luxor

Mexico prison gunfight leaves nine dead

Automotive Policy will not inflict hardship on Nigerians – Jonathan

Egypt unrest: 11 die at Muslim Brotherhood protests

Nearly million people displaced by CAR conflict – UN

Walcott welcomes competition

Obama proposes gun control measures for mentally ill

Friday, January 03, 2014

Antarctic rescue: Chinese ship Xue Long ‘stuck in ice’

Heavy snow, dangerous cold bite northeastern US

Direct talks to end S’Sudan crisis begins in Ethiopia

N1.3trn varsities fund: FG to release sharing formula in January

Commonwealth Games: Queens’ Baton relay arrive in Abuja, Jan.6

NMA lauds Anambra on doctors’ recruitment

US musician Phil Everly dies aged 74

Gombe targets N6.3bn IGR

No drugs or alcohol involved in Walker car accident – Report

Kaduna, Niger, Lagos, Plateau record victory in U-13 tourney

Lagos Assembly moves to avert doctors’ strike

I was dragged on the floor after asking SARS men for my arrested son – Widow paralysed by stroke after police brutality

APC delegation prevented from landing at Gombe Airport

Navy redeploy senior officers

Emir feared dead in communal clash

Man flogs cousin to death for eating Christmas rice

Communities appeal to Amosun over demolition of houses

Groups honour FCT health secretary

El-rufai names top personalities on watch list

Confusion in Rivers over Lloyd’s arrest

Security forces raid Boko Haram camps in Borno forests

Jonathan didn’t go to Kenya with seven aircraft –Presidency

Crisis looms in APC over power sharing

Mr. President’s new year resolution

Photo grooms, album brides: Why proxy weddings are becoming popular in Nigeria


New genetic clues for rheumatoid arthritis ‘cure’

Colorado’s recreational marijuana stores make history

Serena reveals fears

You can blame your friends, study says

Tax identification numbers will enhance revenue generation – Oduba

Frenzy over crocodile caught in Lagos posh estate

Heart transplant patient gets Guinness World Record

Fisker seeks rejection of Chinese suitor

Homeless transgendered woman murdered in Rome honored by Jesuits

Voice quality still matters for mobile operators – Report

tips to Malaysia

Knighthood for royal doctor who delivered Prince George

Four remanded in prison for alleged armed robbery

Fugitive US banker arrested after 18 months on run

ThankGod Okobia: A ‘Bocelli’ among us!

Five killed in Egypt protests

Chief of Jere attacked in Southern Kaduna

It’s political madness to defect to APC, says Kaduna PDP Chairman

Unregistered trucks will no longer lift petroleum products – PEF

Nsukka youths demand removal of UNN VC

UN deplores Mogadishu bombings

IMF chief to visit Kenya to deepen partnership

Serena beats Sharapova, qualifies for Brisbane final

LAUTECH resumes January 6

Ex-gov Alao-Akala’s posters flood Ibadan

Five die in police, Muslim Brotherhood’s clashes

Customs officer crushed to death in Ibadan

UN headquarters shut over snow storm – Official

Train derails in South Africa, injures 17

Woman jailed for £450,000 iPad scam

Fayemi distributes N309m to 97 communities

US north-east snow storm causes travel chaos

Police recover buried arms in Kebbi

Police smash UN recruitment syndicate, arrest three

Noise-making, opposition parties’ only weapon -Elechi

Jigawa disburses N5.4m loans to teachers

Indian Prime to step down after election in May

Michael Schumacher spends 45th birthday in coma

FG pays UCH doctors outstanding salaries

Lagos appeals to doctors not to join nationwide strike

CHAN 2014: NFA optimistic Eagles will win

Rajaonarimampianina wins Madagascar presidential election

Civil Defence will fight vandalism of national assets – Official

India woos Nigerians to attend exhibition in Lagos

NEMA to begin evacuation of Nigerians from CAR

FAAN terminates contract with firm, verbally – Official

Police honour 10 junior officers in Jigawa

US evacuates more staff from South Sudan

Israel ex-PM Ariel Sharon ‘deteriorates further’

Three die as Cambodian police open fire on protesters

Facebook sued over alleged monitoring of users’ messages

Tanzania’s Finance Minister dies

US hit by major snow storm

South Sudan ceasefire talks open in Ethiopia

Kano to establish 44 e-learning centres – Official

Nigeria assumes membership of UN Security Council

Illegal weapons found in killed Palestinian diplomat’s home- Police

Thursday, January 02, 2014

Osun workers vow to improve service delivery in 2014

Two foreigners found dead on Libyan beach

Iraq truck bomb kills 19

UK braced for flooding as high tides peak

Blackout in Ojuoore Ota communities

Reform 6-3-3-4 system

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Noise over defection

Let’s work and pray

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Our govt is insensitive

President’s resolve to fight corruption

Ban okada in Oyo

11 killed in Somalia double car bomb attack

Islamist seize over 300 Bibles in Malaysia

Czech police find weapons at Palestinian mission

Kerry to propose framework for Mideast peace deal

Berlusconi files appeals against sex conviction

House-Sitter Murder:Family pay tribute

Scandal-plagued Toronto mayor launches re-election campaign

Egypt arrests seven over Mansoura suicide bombing

Castro warns of subversive campaign

Musharraf hospitalised just before trial

Catholic priest found slain in church rectory

S’Sudan fighting continues ahead of Ethiopia talks

Rwanda exile murdered in Johannesburg

Schumacher turns 45 while in coma

CHAN: Uganda coach targets trophy

Reuben finally dumps Kilmarnock

Fabregas expecting bullish Messi

Falcons to open camp Jan.13

Perfect serve sets up Serena, Sharapova semi

Mata free to leave – Mourinho

CHAN: Bafana top stars doubtful for Eagles

NASCO to revive Jos polo tournament

Adebayor doubtful for FA Cup trip to Arsenal

‘Hannover snubbed Trapattoni’

Chisora to face undefeated Rudenko

Jese helps Ronaldo beat Ibra again

Lakers downplay Bynum, Gasol swap report

Ikom wins UniCem school tourney

Ideye set to leave Dynamo Kyiv

16 Para-powerlifters for IPC World Championships

EPL 2013 Team: Mikel out, Yaya in

Pupil offers mates success tips

42 receive Carter Foundation scholarship

‘Teacher training colleges crucial to revamping education’

Amosun’s wife urges pupils to study harder

Educationist blames falling standard on government’s intervention

Parents urge schools to assist in character moulding

Stakeholders seek more investment in education

Aregbesola’s wife blames parents, politicians for indiscipline

Janelia sings for Nigeria

Afrisphere will promote African culture –Publisher

Civil servants killed Bill for endowment of arts – Okediran

Why First Bank sponsors Calabar Festival – Ani-Mumuney

Besides Masta Blasta, everybody wins at Carnival Calabar

Lingering hope for wedding bells

Motorcycle rider killed in New Year day crash

Dickson accused of detaining activist for two months

Trader in court for stabbing girl

Man kills 65-year-old woman over cassava

Wife arrested while exporting heroin to husband

Police arrest okada thieves in army uniform

Ogun police say shot driver is a smuggler

Stakeholders optimistic about real sector growth in 2014

Awo fought World Bank to ensure free education – Odia Ofeimun

A compass for navigating 2014

Okonjo-Iweala’s Jam and Jerusalem budget

How to spend N200bn

Jonathan to inaugurate solar power programme Saturday

‘Nigeria now losing 40,000 barrels of crude daily’

ECA counsels on natural resource usage for industrialisation

No plan to increase fuel price —FG

December salary: Civil servants tackle Okonjo-Iweala, AGF

Jonathan hasn’t approved sale of refineries, says Abati

Presidency, Nyako clash over single tenure pact

NEC meeting: PDP govs under pressure to save Tukur

Rivers assembly Majority Leader, Lloyd, arrested for alleged murder

Strike: Jonathan agrees to meet doctors’ demands

Mimiko seeks more from IGR

Resolution of FG, ASUU crisis excites editors

Obasanjo’s letter: NHRC yet to begin investigation

Fayemi wants to frame me for murder –Bamidele

APC members are coming to us – Kaduna PDP

Niger panics over state of Federation Account

10 New Year’s tech resolutions

Group tasks Nigerians on literacy project

UK ministers consider 100-year prison sentence

Anambra: 200 babies delivered on New Year day

52 passengers stranded on Antarctica, rescued

17 Severe flood warnings issued in UK

Wal-Mart recalls donkey meat in China

NUPENG will still go on strike, says official

Pet companionship for the elderly

Amaechi asks APC members to vote out PDP

A bird whose life depends on a crab

Martha Stewart, Macy’s settle lawsuit over Penney deal

SERAP sets anti-corruption agenda for Jonathan

Lagos deserves better than what APC is offering – Obanikoro

Fiat shares surge after deal for Chrysler stake

To smoosh peas is to learn

Lufthansa faces weekend strike at Paris airport

Dollar gains vs euro, investors eye US data

Skype platforms hacked by ‘Syrian Electronic Army’

Small businesses borrowed more in November — Index

China local government debt surges by 70%

UK manufacturing growth remains strong

BDC leverage cap reform clears hurdle, debate persists

Euro zone factories ended 2013 on a high — PMIs

Substituting bone with synthetic materials

Elders forum accuses Nyame of working for pro-Suntai’s cabal

Federal civil servants tackle Okonjo-Iweala, AGF over December salary

Minister admits poor electricity supply, promises improvement

Vote out PDP in Rivers, Amaechi tells APC members

Guineans to officiate Super Eagles, Walya Antelopes’ friendly

FCTA shops for N200bn for resettlement, compensation

Kalu decries poor state of infrastructure in Abia

No plan to increase fuel price – FG

Oil theft dropped from 100,000 to 40,000 barrels per day – Uduaghan

DR Congo commander Ndala ‘killed in ambush’

Obasanjo’s letter to Jonathan may encourage coup – Afenifere

Ekiti issues two months ultimatum to contractors

Three die in Edo cult clashes

Human Rights Watch faults NHRC’s criticism of report

Kaduna PDP plans to receive APC defectors

2014: PFN chairman predicts danger, warns Imoke, Amaechi, others

AWC qualifiers: Falcons to open camp on Jan.13

Egypt: Seven activists sentenced for protesting

Man killed 65-year-old woman over cassava theft

‘Terrorist’ grenade attack on Kenyan nightclub injures 10

233 Italy-bound migrants rescued in stormy seas

ASUU commends FG on payment of salary arrears

Use religion for peace -Nasarawa dep gov

Arsonist strikes Chinese consulate in San Francisco

NSE investors’ net worth rose by 6.19 per cent in Dec

Activities low as Lagos workers resume

Melaye displays ‘new wife’ on Twitter, facebook

ICPC received 872 petitions, recovered N469m in 2013 -Report

Hackers expose phone information of 4.6 million Snapchat users

Fight corruption with five-point agenda, SERAP tells Jonathan

Civil society group urges Jonathan to fight corruption

NMA seeks public intervention in face off with FG

Patience sues for peace in Africa

NDLEA arrested 221 suspects in 2013 – Official

ASUU will consolidate on 2013 gains – Fagge

S’Sudan crisis: President declares state of emergency in two cities

Antarctic ship passengers rescued

Israel ex-PM Ariel Sharon ‘critically ill’

Fighting continues in S’Sudan ahead of peace talks

Fire kills mother, grandmothers, great-grandmother in Florida

Italian navy rescues 233 migrant south of Sicily

NDLEA arrests 251 with 2,648kg of illicit drugs in Jigawa

The ‘French Prince of Bel-Air’ actor, James Avery, dies at 68

Earthquakes hit Iran, kills one injures many

NUPENG says it hasn’t shelved planned strike

Al Shabaab claims responsibility for Mogadishu hotel bombing

UN envoy condemns attacks on key sites in DR Congo

S’Sudan crisis: UN calls for end to fighting as talks loom

Ex-Pakistani President Musharraf hospitalized just before his trial

NSC to complete Eagles evaluation by March

Factory life leaves China workers vulnerable

China man in balloon bound for disputed islands crashes

Antarctic rescue: Helicopter starts operation

Wednesday, January 01, 2014

PDP denies members defection to APC in Kaduna

Jonathan not sincere about anti-graft war –Rights groups

Oil dispute: Amanayabo betrayed Rivers people, says Amaechi

Focus on Nigerians’ welfare, Methodist Prelate tells FG

Atiku warns against taking Nigerians for granted

Watch your words, Onaiyekan tells politicians

Cholera kills seven in Kano

Gunmen abduct ex-commissioner’s six-year-old child

Oyo frees 21 prisoners

Nation, ThisDay men in auto crash in Ibadan

Man’s stomach ripped open during fight over woman

Orji promises better days ahead

Two arraigned for buying five stolen vehicles

Ex-worker alleges harassment after rejecting boss’ sexual advances

Patience Jonathan visits first baby of the year

Avoid strikes in 2014, cleric warns govt, Labour

2,000 children hold fiesta in Lagos beach

Worshippers usher in 2014 amidst tight security in Kwara

Ado Odo/Ota LG budgets N2.36bn for 2014

Lagosians express mixed feelings on Centenary

Tourists throng Badagry on New Year day

Justice ministry to spend N181.3m on clothing

Osun acquires farmland to build church

Corruption: Cleric tells Jonathan to stop grandstanding

Afenifere ex-spokesman blames Buhari, others for nation’s woes

Immigration to purchase N116m tricycles to fight terrorism

Senate leader supports true federalism

Three killed, 16 wounded in Plateau church attack

Ireland clarifies law on abortion grounds

Oil price closed 2013 at 7%

Olorunsogo: FG, Chinese investors sign power purchase agreement

Obamacare health reforms come into force in US

Vitamin E will help Alzheimer patients

Scarred US consumers a hard sell for traditional retail

PDP still party to beat in Sokoto – Shagari

Don’t take Nigerians for granted,  Atiku tells FG

Pope Francis urges eradication of corruption, crime

Centenary celebrations start early February – Jonathan

Fayemi urges prayer for Ekiti, Nigeria at 100

Let’s avoid strikes, Anglican Primate warns government, labour leaders

Nigerian women will never fail Jonathan -Patience

13 injured in US building blast

Tread path of peace, Anglican Primate advises Nigerians

Peaceful coexistence solution to crisis, says Pope Francis

Chelsea FC complete signing of Burkina Faso star, Traore

Eagles, Walya Antelopes clash again

New Year: Clerics urge Nigerians to embrace peace, unity

S’Sudan: UN calls for end to fighting as talks loom

Palestinian diplomat in Prague injured in blast

100 years of amalgamation: there are reasons to celebrate, says Elechi

I am still loyal to my boss: Tababa acting governor says

Taraba Ag. Gov identifies ‘cabal’ as major challenge in 2013

New Year Baby: He is a special gift, says Patience Jonathan

Marketers commend NNPC, PPMC for products availability

Ogun monarch laments neglect of Iwoye border community

Iran embassy bombing suspect arrested

Schumacher in stable condition after skiing accident

Cleric urges govt to create more jobs in 2014

Ekiti issues N5bn bond for capital projects

Woman remanded for dumping a baby

Gang kills two, injures one in Gombe

NACA trains traditional birth attendants on HIV prevention

Jonathan says 1914 amalgamation an act of God

Zamfara to train 1,000 women in computer literacy – Commissioner

Former US first lady, Barbara Bush hospitalized

Tuesday, December 31, 2013

2013: Nigerian economy in perspective

NSE Index ended 2013 with 47.19% returns

ASHON, CIS, others consulted on capital requirement –SEC

US stocks close at record levels

IBM sales slump triggers major decline

12 events, issues that will shape 2014

ECOWAS insurance scheme ripe for review – Official

FBN Holdings Q3 profit down by 8%

Mobile phones sold in Nigeria are overpriced – Dealers

NIPOST intercepted N13bn counterfeit instruments in 2013 – Maku

Major marketers back privatisation of refineries

2013 budget: FG mops up unspent funds

Scandals, unfulfilled dreams characterised economy in 2013 – Analysts

APC’ll never take over Nigeria from PDP – Metuh

Osun warring communities talk tough at peace meeting

Obasanjo, Jonathan must reconcile to save Nigeria – Cleric

Ondo police seek tips to fight crime in 2014

Court remands Bale for death of police witness

Plateau set to ban street begging

Man in court over alleged certificate forgery

Wife accuses SSS of abducting pastor, six children

Battered pregnant woman: Co-workers stall probe

Gangsters on bail kill NURTW member, injure other

Star welcomes 2014 with ‘largest toast’

Why African Giant is celebrity-focused —Publisher

Beautiful Nubia holds New Year concert in Lagos

Patron tasks young artists on moral issues

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