This Day News Archive for January 2013

Wednesday, January 30, 2013

Cameron in Algeria for security talks

Moses Dedicates Goals to Son, Eyes Trophy

Atiku Calls for Stiffer Anti-corruption Laws

Jonathan Explains Delays in Federal Appointments

Mali Crises: NIS Fortifies Border Patrols to Curb illegal Immigrants

Madrid Missing Key Players for Barca Cup Clasico

French 'Enter Mali Rebel Town'

Donors Pledge $1.1bn for UN Syria Aid Operation

Shell 'Happy' over Dutch Court Verdict

JPMorgan Bet against Itself in "Whale" Trade

StarTimes launches New M50 Mobile TV phone

Promoting Super Eagles with the Largest Football Jersey

Operators Want Regulatory Arbitrage on Takaful Insurance

Okah’s Conviction Rekindles Clamour for Justice Sector Reform

Quiet, the President’s Men Are Talking

ACN’s Divided HOuse

Obama Makes Immigration Reform Push

Brazil Police: Club Fire Caused by Cheap Fireworks

Cameron to Visit Algeria for Talks

Syria’s Being Destroyed, Says UN Envoy

House Orders Probe into Sale of OML 30 Divided over Federal Character Act

Tuesday, January 29, 2013

US Establishes Drone Base in Niger, Targets Regional Militia

EFCC Re-arrests Pension Fund Fraudster

…Cautious Optimism Greets Boko Haram’s Ceasefire

Offa-Erin-Ile Renewed Clash Claims 10

NEMA: 113,837 Persons Displaced in Communal Clashes

Resettle Us at Dayspring Island, Bakassi Indigenes Tell FG

NMA Wants Foreign Medical Trips for Public Officials Restricted

El-Rufai Apologises over Blasphemous Re-tweet

We Remain Indivisible, Says CAN

Revealed: SSS, Police Have Powers to Tap Phone Lines

Nine Arrested over Abduction of Nollywood Actress, Sylvanus

Lagos Laments FG’s Failed Promises

FCT Minister Summons Emergency Security Meeting

EFCC Arraigns Lawmaker for Fraud

Newswatch: Court Decides Former Directors’ Fate Tomorrow

Expert Cautions against Importing Food Containing Genetically Modified Organisms

Kuku Cautions Ex-militant Leaders against Utterances

Police Nab Ghanaian, Nigerian Suspects for Gunrunning

Group Queries Removal of Immigration Boss

PDP Happy over Imoke’s Recovery

Preventing Insider Dealings in A Rebounding Stock Market

CBT Has Come to Stay, Says JAMB Registrar

ABU Reinforces Security Measures on Campuses against Attacks

No Going Back on Teacher Screening, Says Yuguda

When Will the President Visit Maiduguri?

Israel Boycotts UN Rights Council in Unprecedented Move

Venezuela: Vice President Says Chavez is ‘Very Optimistic’ of Recovery

Brazilian Cities Crack Down on Nightclubs after Deadly Fire

Obama Announces New Aid for Syrian Rebels

Doctor Shot Dead in Exam Room; Man in Custody

Niger Okays US Drone Deployment

Passenger Plane Crash Kills 21 in Kazakhstan

ECA: Jonathan approves $1bn to States

Presidency: Obasanjo Left $43bn in Foreign Reserve

FG Expends N7bn on Mali

Egypt: Army Chief Warns of 'State Collapse'

Mali Conflict: Donor Conference Raises $455m

Syria: 'Bodies of Executed Men' Found in Aleppo

Bernanke Seen Buying $1.14 Trillion in Assets in 2014

Egypt: Protesters Defy Curfew, Attack Police Stations

UK Troops Set for EU Mali Mission

Floods Hit Australian States, Thousands Evacuated

Mr. President Lost the Momentum

South-west PDP’s Umbrella Leaks the More

Mali: French Seal off Timbuktu, as Rebels Torch Library

Boy Scouts of America Discussing End to Ban on Gay Members

Dutch Queen Abdicates, Son to Succeed

Double-arm Transplant for Soldier Who Lost Four Limbs

Monday, January 28, 2013

Okereke: HURIWA Accuses EFCC of Blackmail

South Africa to Investigate Killing of Nigerian

Police: We Can't Question US, UK, Others on Travel Alerts

NPAN Appeals Ruling in Suit against APCON Regulations

Court Sentences Pension Fund Fraudster to Two Years Imprisonment

Islamic Cleric Shot Dead in Ogun during Masquerade Festival

Ezu River: 15 Bodies Exhumed for Autopsy

El-Rufai under Fire for Blasphemous Tweet

Boko Haram Agrees to Ceasefire as Gunmen Kill Eight in Borno

Gunmen Kill 60-year-old Grandma, Grandson

Jonathan Promises World-class Health Facilities

Lagos CP Condemns Attack on Policemen

Olubolade: 4,000 Retired Policemen Yet to Receive Pension

N557.9m was Paid into Ehindero's Account, Witness Tells Court

Fika Committee Calls for Abrogation of Tenure Policy for Perm Secs, Directors

Ezekwesili Harps on Accountability, Transparency

PHCN Workers Threaten Strike over Unresolved Labour Issues

Mali: Demuren Calls for Enhanced Security Alert at Airports

Dickson Prescribes Death Sentence for Kidnappers

Mark, Tambuwal Give Nod for FCT Property Tax Bill

Army Redeploys 317 Senior Officers

Egypt Opposition Rejects Morsi’s Dialogue Call

No Boeing 787 Battery Fault Found

Iran Successfully Sends Monkey into Space

Three held over Brazil Club Fire


Mark, Tambuwal Gives Nod for FCT Property Tax Bill

Boko Haram: FG Restates Condition for Dialogue

Christians, Muslims React to el Rufai’s Jesus Christ Blasphemy

Fika C’ttee Calls for Abrogation of Tenure Policy of Perm Secs, Directors

Kogi: Lawmakers Petition INEC over Vacant Seats

Eagles Will Offer No Excuses This Time, Says Keshi

Mali: French-led Troops 'Take Timbuktu Airport'

Brazil Mourns Nightclub Fire Dead

UK Warned over Further Flooding

Fumbling Egyptian Ref Sent Packing from AFCON

Obama Praises Departing Hillary Clinton

El-Rufai: Yar’Adua Considered Saraki, Dakingari as Successor

Sunday, January 27, 2013

Man Loses Three Children to Fire in Sokoto

Buses' Route Delineation: FCT Sets up Enforcement Committee

Saraki Lauds Jonathan for Tackling Lead Poisoning

Kwankwaso Defends Ban on Commercial Motorcyclists

FG Advises MEND Not to Resort to Violence over Okah

Igalas’ Long Wait for New Monarch

Politics, Intrigues Continue to Threaten Manitoba TCN Contract

Prosecutor: Farouk Lawan’s Trial Starts This Week

Amnesty Programme Terminates in 2015, Says Kuku

Police College Rot: IG, Ex-IGs Should be Probed, Says Odumakin

Bayelsa Pays N31bn for Road Project

Ogun Vigilance Group Raids Kidnappers' Den

Recruitment Saga: New Immigration Boss Calls for Support, Sweeping Reforms

Epidemic Ravages Community as Pipeline Vandals Strike Again in Lagos

Demarcate Ebonyi, Cross River Boundaries, Ndoma-Egba Tells NBC

Reaching a 12-year Limit, Maduka Retires from Access Bank Board

Igbo Leaders Wade into Ohaneze Crisis, Sets up 11-man Committee

In Anambra, Quest for Zoning is Hypocritical

Russia: Assad's Prospects Fading

China Carries Out Anti-missile Test

French, Malian Troops Secure Timbuktu

Death Toll in Brazil Night Club Fire Hits 245

Plateau: Two Killed, Scores Injured as Wase Violence Escalates

Kwankwaso: Banning Achaba Was a Weighty Decision

Sambo Urges Nigerians on Peaceful Co-existence

Foreign Reserve: Ezekwesili Got it Wrong, Says FG

Mass Funeral Held in Egypt after Riots Kill 37


Pat Akpabio Launches Fashion Line

Mali: French-led Troops Target Timbuktu

Dozens Die in Nightclub Fire in Brazil

Jonathan Holds Another Peace Parley with Presidents of Sudan, South Sudan

Problems Mounting for Real Madrid, Mourinho

Saturday, January 26, 2013

Political Outlook for 2013

Lone Driver Plunges into Lagos Lagoon

Kuku: Amnesty Not an Unending Cash Cow

Jonathan: $400m Budgeted for Trans-Saharan Gas Pipeline Project

Shell-Nigeria Pollution Case: Dutch Court Delivers Judgement Wednesday

Oteh/Maina: National Assembly Will Enforce its Position, Says Ndoma-Egba

NIPP: Sambo Reads Riot Act to Contractors

Nigeria First Automobile Manufacturer Laments Low Patronage

Yuguda Lays Foundation of N79bn Bauchi Int’l Airport

Anambra: Obi to Secure $125m World Bank Loan for Successor

Ex-NDLEA Director Killed in Borno

Nigeria Assures UNESCO of Extra Financial Aid

Ado Bayero in Good Spirit, Says Tafida

NSCDC Arrests Employment Fraudsters in Sokoto

FG Takes Search for Best Innovator to S’East

Rainy Season Has Not Started, Says NIMET DG

Police College Rot and the Thwarted Hope

Issues In NTA-StarTimes JV Agreement

Promos, Lotteries: Waiting for NCC’s Verdict

Syrian Militias Target Civilians in Homs, Opposition Says

Clash Between Pakistani Taliban, Militia Kills 31

Anonymous Hijacks DOJ Website over Swartz Suicide

A City of Motion

Bumming Their Way Downhill

Sambo Gives NIPP Contractors Marching Order

Egypt: Army Deploys as 14 Die in Clashes over Football Verdict

Attackers Blow Up Main Oil Pipeline in Yemen

Syria: Britain to Provide Extra £21m in Humanitarian Aid

Mali Troops 'Take Northern Town'

Deadly Prison Riot in Venezuela

The Publishing War: Traditional Vs Self-Publishing

It’s 82 Garlands for Ibru, Foremost Entrepreneur

Gale Of Demolition Rocks Lagos Again

Special Tribute to Our Freedom Fighters

Budget 2013: Jonathan, Sambo Meet N'Assembly Leaders

Another Independence Day Bomber Gets Life Jail Term

The Return of Newswatch

Mystery Death: Anambra to Exhume 15 Bodies

Ashiru: ECOWAS May Negotiate with Malian Rebels

Friday, January 25, 2013

2013: FG Moves to Curb Erosion, Flood Disasters

Five Fresh Human Heads Found in Fulani Representative’s House

FG Grants 24-Hour Operation at Ibom Airport

Gowon’s 1969 Decree Took Away Rights of Oil Producing States, Says Uduaghan

FG to Privatise Lower Anambra Irrigation Project

Bishop Okoh Decries Acquisition of Wealth Among Religious Leaders

National ID Card Registration Records Huge Turnout

Is Orubebe Not Ashamed of East-West Road?

Awolowo Predicted an Ijaw President in 1983

Britain's Economy Flirts with "triple dip" Recession

Violence Erupts at Iraq Rally; Five Protesters Killed

Russian Forces Kill Three Militants in North Caucasus

Jonathan, Sambo Meet NASS Leaders In Camera Again

US: US, China Oppose N’Korea Nuclear Test

Somali Militants' Twitter Shut After Death Threat

Mozambique Rescues 12,000 Families from Floods

Court Sentences Independence Day Bomber to Life

Violence Flares on Anniversary of Egypt's Uprising

Zimbabwe Orders Diamond Fraud Probe as Election Looms

Malian Forces Push North Toward Islamist Stronghold Gao

N'Korea Threatens War with South over UN Sanctions

UN to Consider Validity of China's Disputed Islands Claim

Egypt: Opposition to Mark Uprising with New Protests

Nigeria, Other ECOWAS States Welcome France Intervention in Mali

Deaths From Unsanitary Practices

Obaze Subdues Pressure with Music, Reading

Thursday, January 24, 2013

THISDAY Bomber to Appear in Court Today

High-handedness, Politicisation Forced Catholic Church to Leave CAN

Clark: PDP Govs Are Threat to Peace, Stability

Four Suspected Vandals Arrested over Attack on Pipeline at Arepo

Chime Undergoing Treatment for Cancer

Ezekwesili: Yar'Adua, Jonathan Frittered $67bn Obasanjo Left

Jonathan Rallies Foreign Investors to Back Transformation Agenda

Power Generation Hits 4,286 megawatts, Says TCN

NCC Sets New Price Cap on Text Messages

Third Mainland Bridge to Get Street Lights in April

Eid-el-Maulud: Mark, Ahmed, Jang Call for Better Nigeria

NBS Denies Rating Sokoto Poorest State

Gowon, Babangida, Govs, Others, Shun Peace Summit in Kano

CBN Ranks Anambra Third in Deposit Mobilisation

Rights Commission, Group Laud Soldiers’ Dismissal over Rape

Alaafin Flays Attack on Bayero

Govt Warns Maku’s Media Tour Team against Visiting Borno

East Africa Exchange Launched

FAAN Dismantles Abandoned Aircraft

44 Years After, Anambra Fixes Damaged Bridge

NDLEA Arrests Clearing Agents with Drugs

40 Nigerians Repatriated from UK, Spain, Says Official

Chime Discharged from Wellington Hospital


Dutch, Britons, Germans Warned to Leave Benghazi

UN Security Council Allows Drones for Eastern Congo

Mumbai Attack: US Man Sentenced to 35 Years in Prison

Mali's Islamists Militants 'Split’

UN Inquiry into Drone Killings

Pakistan Holding 700 Militant Suspects Without Trial

Syria: UN Says Refugee Crisis in Jordan 'Critical'

Real Madrid Rejects Mourinho Sack Talk

Plateau State: 20 Feared Killed in Fresh Hostilities

Asian Shares Fall, Choppy after China PMI, North Korea Threat

Burkinabe Troops Join French-led Push Against Mali Rebels

India Gang Rape Case Begins in New Delhi

Former Heads of State, Northern Govs Shun Northern Peace Summit

Apple's iPhone Disappointment: Fans Doubt on Growth

British Sergeant Stranded in Kenya-UK Row

Mexico Quashes Frenchwoman's Kidnap Charge after Seven Years in Jail

Japan Faces Nuclear Shutdown for Second Time Since Fukushima

North Korea 'Plans Nuclear Test'

Jonathan, Zuma Ponder Africa’s Fate at Davos

White House: Allen's NATO Nomination to go Ahead

Japan Envoy Says New PM Wants to Improve China Ties

US, Africa Say Mali Action Counters Growing Islamist Threat

Russia Warns Israel, West Against Attack on Iran

Turkey: Syrian Regime's Actions Equal War Crimes

Sony Xperia, LG Optimus Pro Unveiled

Wednesday, January 23, 2013

Keyamo Prepares Draft Charges Against Lawan

For the Umpteenth Time, NNPC Pipeline in Arepo Ruptured

Jonathan: Boko Haram, a Major Threat to Africa

Catholic Church Exits CAN

PDP, Tambuwal, Others Preach Tolerance at ?Eid-el-Maulud

Victims of Dana Air Plane Crash Protest Delay in Compensation

ACN: Nigerians Expect FG to Fix Police Colleges

Senate Confirms Nebo, Turaki Ministers

Nine-month-old Baby Kidnapped in Kwara Found in Ibadan

House Probes N275 Billion Ports Inspection Contract

FG Condemns Attack on Emir of Kano

EFCC Witness Admits Azubuogu Returned Tickets/Estacode

Shell Recorded 198 Cases of Oil Spills in 2012

Ex-militants Rue State of East-West Road

Otedola/Farouk Bribery Scandal: PRONACO Threatens Mass Action

NUT Opposes Abolition of State-Local Government Joint Account

Judge Flays EFCC’s Inconsistency in ?Ex-NIMASA Boss Trial

Tinubu, Akande, Ajimobi, Others Condole with Alaafin

Bloated PHCN OPEX Forces NERC to Truncate Metering Plan

Middle Belt Accuses Jonathan of Betrayal

Yero Seeks Assistance from British Government

Bonesetters Protest Ban on Commercial Motorcyclists in Bayelsa

C’River Community Accuses Ebonyi of Sponsoring Communal Attack

Plateau Assembly Set to Pass 2013 Budget

EU: Iran Complicating Preparations for Nuclear Talks

Jos: Police Anti-Bomb Unit Detonates 140 IEDs

Two killed, 256 Arrested in Violent S’Africa Protest

Hillary Clinton testifies on Benghazi consulate attack

Suicide Bomber Kills 39 Inside Iraqi Shi'ite Mosque

Russia: Syria Rebels Obsession with Assad Blocks Peace

Pulling the North Back from the Brink

Court Hearing Offers Lifeline to French Woman Jailed in Mexico

Relieved Russians Return Home after Fleeing Syria Violence

Jonathan: Why We're in Mali

Bank of Japan in Boldest Attempt Yet to Revive Economy

Journeying Thru`the Eyes of An African

Pulling the Northern Back from the Brink

N’Korea Toughens Nuclear Stance after UN Sanctions

Top US General Cleared over ‘Inappropriate’ Emails

Tuesday, January 22, 2013

Ado Bayero: Oritsejafor Condemns Attack, Calls for Better Security

Presidency Flays Buhari, CPC’s Comments on Emir of Kano

Neighbour Strangles Seven-Year-Old Boy to Death, Demands N5m Ransom

FG Beefs Up Security to Check Reprisals over Mali

Jonathan Sets up Committee to Probe Funding of Police Colleges

Chime Surfaces as Govs Pay Him Visit in London

Bid to Stop Oyinlola’s Removal Overtaken by Events

Workers’ Biometrics in Sync with Jonathan’s Reforms, Says HOFA

Suleja Bombings: INEC Pays N4.6m Each to Families of NYSC Members

Court Reinstates Odah as NLC Secretary

Army Dismisses Four Soldiers over Rape, Abduction

Gunmen Kill Five, Injure Two in Kano

PPPRA Pegs Processing of SDS on Compliance to 80% Truck-out

New Visa Regime to Foster Economic Devt, Says Ashiru

Ekiti Pegs Petrol at N105 Per Litre

Alison-Madueke: Local Content Policy Has Created 30,000 Jobs

Agriculture Sector to Create 3.5m Jobs

Ronaldinho, Julio Cesar Recalled by Brazil Coach, Scolari

Malaga Primed to Kill off Barca in King’s Cup

Republicans Slam Democrats over Budget

UN Security Council Plans Vote on Tighter N’Korea Sanctions

Russia’s Not Planning Full Syria Evacuation

Suspected Islamist Gunmen Kill 18 in Borno State

Stiffer Jail Term Urged for Charles Taylor

Two Blasts, Suicide Attack Kill 17 in Baghdad

Bolivian Leader: Chavez Wants to Return to Venezuela

US Begins Transporting French Troops, Equipment to Mali

Almajiri Free Mobile Ambulance Launched in Katsina

Attack on Bayero: Kano State Government Bans Achaba Riders

Kano: Gunmen Kill Five, Injure Two

Presidency: Buhari, CPC Comments on Emir of Kano Attack 'Reckless, Opportunistic'

OATUU Will Focus on Security Challenges in Africa

India Rape: Women Take Up Self-defense, Pepper Spray

Revisiting Quest for Council Autonomy

Liberia's Charles Taylor to Begin Appeal at The Hague

Netanyahu Seeks Re-election as Israel Goes to Polls

UK to Consider Boosting French Mali Operation Support

Briton Gets Bali Drug Death Sentence

Bank of Japan Pledges Unlimited Easing, Commits to Price Goal

N5.2bn Scam: EFCC to Re-arraign Ugbane, Elumelu, Jibo Jan 25

FG Must Adhere to FoI Act, Says Falana

Buhari, Ohakim Condemn Attack on Emir of Kano

Bayelsa Govt Tackles Insecurity Head On: Passes Kidnap Prohibition Law

Fashola: Future of Lagos Lies in IT Devt

Chime Visits Clinic in London

UNN Employs 300 First Class Graduates

Mali: NLC Seeks Internal Protection from Terrorists

Ezu River: Eighteen Bodies Recovered as Police Commence Autopsy

Presidency Summons Minister over Decay in Police College

Obama Pledges Support for Democracy in Africa

Okah’s Road to Jail

NBA Calls for Judiciary’s Overhaul as S’African Court Convicts Okah

Nigeria to Export $272m Worth of Cassava Chips to China

Taking Concrete Action against Pipeline Vandalism

Total to Retain Major Oil Licence in Uganda

UK to Give Counter-terror, Intelligence Aid to Algeria

India's Supreme Court Considers Petition to Transfer Rape Trial

Pakistani Intelligence Held Men Without Evidence

Moscow to Start Evacuating Russians from Syria

Monday, January 21, 2013

Doubts Over FCTA Resettlement of 8000 of FCT Indigenes

Armed Forces Train 325 Officers Spouses, Dependants on Skill Acquisition

Bomb Scare Shuts Banks in Kano

Gunmen Seize Nigerian Fuel Tanker off Cote d’Ivoire

Transformation Agenda: Jonathan Takes Campaign to Switzerland, Ethiopia

Gambo Wants Marshall Plan for Police Colleges

13 Police Recruits Killed in Auto Crash

At a Brief Ceremony, Obama Begins Second Term

Fayemi: It’s Fed Govt Oppressing Governors

AFCON 2013: ‘Super Eagles is Paper Weight’

Bayero, Sons off to UK for Medical Check-up

AFCON 2013: Cold Weather Excites Eagles

Algeria Hostage Death Toll 'Rises'

Five People Killed in New Mexico Home Shooting

US Widens Dreamliner Safety Probe

'Suicide Attack' in Afghan Capital

Delhi Rape Case to Get Under Way

Oct 1 Bombing: SA Court Finds Henry Okah Guilty

Geneva Trip: Technical, Logistical Hitches Delay President’s Advance Team

Syrian Opposition Postpones Forming Govt

China Rebukes Clinton for Disputed Islets Comments

Sunday, January 20, 2013

One Killed, Four Abducted in Land Dispute in A’ Ibom

Obi Offers N5m Reward for Clue on Bodies Found in Anambra River

Two Killed as Niger Deputy Gov Escapes Death in Motor Accident

Health Workers: Our Protest not Politically-motivated

NURTW Chief Shot Dead by Unknown Gunmen Died

Olanipekun Tasks FG on Education Sector

IPMAN: How to Prevent Pipeline Vandalism

Danfodio Teaching Hospital Begins Cancer Treatment

Hotel Union Alleges Moves by NTDC to Extort Workers

US Investor Eyes Nigeria’s Infrastructure Devt Sector

Veteran Jihadist Claims Bloody Algeria Siege for al Qaeda

US: Former Secretary of State, Rice, Joins CBS News

Algeria Terror Leader Preferred Money to Death

Obama: First Two-term President to Take Oath of Office Four Times

Algeria 'Kidnappers Taken Alive'

Cruise Ship Rescues French Sailor off Tasmania

Sex is Major Reason US Military Commanders are Fired

Iran Draws ‘Red Line’ over Assad

70 FRSC Road Marshals Sacked in Kogi

Mali: EU Directs Training Mission to Deploy Latest Mid-February

Bayero Flown Abroad, Three Suspects Arrested

Okene: Fear of Military Reprisal Sends People Fleeing

AFCON 2013: Eagles Defy Rains to Prepare For Stallions

Bloody Siege Over, De-miners Scour Plant for Traps

Cameron: Three Britons Died in Algeria

Drone Strike Kills Al Qaeda-linked Militants in Yemen

Attack on Emir of Kano: IBB Calls for Change of Tactics, Dialogue

Snow to Cause More Flight Delays

France, Africa Seek Support for Regional Mali Force

Syria Slams Assad's Removal Talks

Saturday, January 19, 2013

House Sets Up C’ttee to Investigate Port Decongestion

Nigerian Prisoners in UK Face Repatriation

Anyaoku: Why I Didn’t Resign as C’wealth Sec-Gen

4 Dead as Gunmen Attack Emir of Kano

Kogi: Okun People Decry Alleged Marginalisation

United Way Nigeria Re-inaugurated, Gets US Consulate Support

Fashola: Lagos Attained 89% Budget Performance in 2012

FG Constitutes New Board of Teaching Hospitals, NAFDAC

DPP Stalwarts Arraigned over Certificate Forgery

Ex. Bauchi Gov. Wants EFCC, SSS to Check Blackmailers

Aviation Ministry Set to Re-Model 11 Additional Airports

Insecurity: Guard Against Loopholes, Minister Urges South-east Leaders

PDP Crisis: Combatants in Battle of 2015

EFCC and the Bark of Anti-corruption

‘N’ Assembly Capable of Rising to Any Constitutional Challenge’

Who is After Tambuwal?

2013 Budget: We Expect Govt to Hit the Ground Running, Says Durosinmi-Etti

Celebrating the selfless jahman at 50

The matter on May D

Literary Time Out

Cole Agrees New Chelsea Contract

Anti-racism Protesters Rally in Athens After Stabbing

Venezuela’s VP Slams Business Leaders over Economy Comments

Hundreds Join Pro-gun Rallies in State Capitals

France: Africans 'Must' Join Mali Battle

Algeria Siege Ends in Bloodshed

Vatican Welcomes Obama’s Gun Control Proposal

Bayero Survives Attack by Gunmen

Two Soldiers Killed as Suspected Boko Haram Militants Attack Military Convoy

Egypt Drops Hundreds of Charges over Post-Mubarak Violence

Foreigners Still Trapped in Sahara Hostage Crisis

Heathrow Faces More Snow Disruption

Guardiola Admits Missing Football

Hostage Nations' Algeria Concern

W'Africa Leaders Address Mali Crisis

Clinton Assures Japan on Islands, Invites Abe to US

Odi Community Demands N37bn Compensation From FG

Suspected Jaji Blast Masterminds Arrested

Air Force Deploys Two Alpha Jets to Mali

Police Chiefs Uneasy as Jonathan Pays Surprise Visit to Training College

Amaechi to Orubebe: You Are a Failure

Three Killed in suspected Terrorist Hideout in Gombe

Jonathan’s Counter-Terrorism Blueprint Unveiled

Nigerians Celebrate Obasanjo as he Urges them to Forget Civil War Memories

Corruption Capable of Wrecking Nigeria

Confusion in Abia PDP over Kalu

Colonel Arraigned over N34m Scam

Northern Governors Accused of Insincerity in Solving Problems of the Region

Jonathan: Our Security is Under Control, Decorates 55 Generals

Friday, January 18, 2013

Immigration Saga: Sack Moro, Others Now-Group Tells Jonathan

'Corruption, Bane of Nigeria’s Development'

'Conduct Council Elections in S/E'

Ribadu Extols Aregbesola’s Performance

Strategy to Tackle Boko Haram

Faction Suspends Ohaneze Election

Alleged Certificate Forgery

Patience Jonathan Returns Next Week

€5million for Poverty Alleviation

Maku, Jonathan's Aide Disagrees over LG Joint Account

...Moro Sets Up Committee to Probe Former Immigration Boss

One Dies, Six Injured in Crash

'Identify Soldiers who Brutalised Editor'

Agencies Jostle For Heritage Bank’s Advertising Account

MRS Fire: Our Safety Measures Averted a Major Disaster, says Dantata

Jimoh Ibrahim: National Mirror Has Fully Stabilised

La Liga: Real Head to Hostile Valencia Amid Cup Spat

Valdes to Leave Barcelona in 2014

French, Malian Forces Retake Key Town from Islamists

Zimbabwe: Groups Condemn Crackdown on Mugabe Critics

Syria: Explosion Rocks Govt-held Area of Aleppo

The charm of Carnival Calabar

Jonathan: Our Security is Under Control

NAF Deploys Two Alpha Jets to Mali

Sixty Foreigners Still Caught in Sahara Hostage Crisis

Syria: Large Blast Hits Aleppo Neighborhood

Recruitment Saga: Moro Sets Up C'ttee to Probe Former Immigration Boss

Gombe: Student, Two Others Killed in Raid on Suspected Terrorist Hideout

First Lady Returns Mid Next Week

Jonathan Urges ECOWAS to Ratify, Domesticate WAMZ Treaties

UK: Algeria Gas Plant Hostages Siege Not Over

UN Nuclear Agency Says No Deal with Iran

Netanyahu Set to Win Israel Vote, Losing Steam

Snow Closes Schools in UK

Chinese, U.S. Data Push Shares to 20-month High

W’African Troops Arrive Mali to Aid French Mission

Algeria Ends Desert Siege, But Dozens Killed

Japan PM May Cut Short Asia Trip Due to Hostage Crisis

US Navy Ship Aground on Philippine’s UNESCO Coral Reef

Thursday, January 17, 2013

Two Fuel Tankers Explode in Lagos

Nigeria to Rank 13th among World’s Top 20 Economies by 2050

House Probes N2.1bn Missing from Mint

Mali: FG Raises Contingent to 1,200

EFCC Finally Arraigns Babalakin, Others for N4.7bn Fraud

Dana Airline: House Insists on Revocation of Licence, Sack of Demuren

Court to Decide Salami’s Fate March 11

Alison-Madueke: NPDC Turns Major Domestic Gas Suppliers

LSSTF: Fashola Challenges PDP to Go to Court

Cynthia Osokogu: Absence of Pharmacist Stalls Arraignment

FG Constitutes Council for Universities of Ife, Lagos, Umudike, Benin

MDGs Deadline: Nigeria Lags Behind, Says Sambo

Delayed Demutualisation of NSE Blamed on SEC

Okonjo-Iweala Tasked on New Customs and Excise Law

NRC Resumes Cargo Train Operation after 10 Years

FG, USAID Sign MoU on Agric Financing

Churches Fault Composition of Northern Peace C’ttee

Terrorism: Jonathan Seeks Foreign Collaboration Off to Cote d’ Ivoire for ECOWAS meeting

Port Harcourt-Maiduguri Rail Line Will be on Track this Year

Battery Problem May Force Boeing to Recall Dreamliner

Mom Dies From Heart Attack After Witnessing Killing of Three Sons

Streets of Calabar Boosts Nigeria’s Tourism Industry

Official: Battery in 787 Swollen from Overheating

Syrian Refugees Vote for Camp Leaders in Turkey

Pakistani Cleric, Govt Strike Deal

Streets of Calabar Boosts Nigeria’s Tourism Industry

Interpol: Fight Against Match-fixing 'Will Never Finish'

Kano: Two Killed as Gunmen Attack JTF Check Point

French Strikes Hit Key Mali Town Held by Islamists

Algerian Army Moves to End Siege

Delhi Rape Case is Fast-tracked

Flood: Kogi Counts Losses

Aviation Ministry Plans to Re-Model Eleven Airports

Mali: Jonathan Off to Cote d’Ivoire for ECOWAS Meeting

FG Poised to Meet MDGs Deadline

Jonathan’s Counter-Terror Blueprint Unveiled

Bombs in Iraq Kill 22, Mostly Pilgrims

Apple Suppliers' Shares Fall due to Cut in Orders

Block of Flats Collapse in Alexandria, Egypt

Algeria Mulls International Force for Hostages

Australia Amateur Prospector Finds Massive Gold Nugget

Pro-Assad Forces Kill 106 in City of Homs

Plush Brazil Soccer Stadiums Put Hole in Fans' Pockets

Gombe: Unknown Gunmen Kill Minority Leader

Sokoto’s Rating as Poorest State Political, Sadistic,

Orji: My Predecessors Should Know Why Abia is Backward

Algeria: Troops Besiege Hostage-takers

Floods Paralyse Indonesian Capital, Heavy Rains Continue

US Aviation Agency, FAA, Grounds 787 Dreamliners

Fighting in Sudan's Darfur Kills More Than 100

Iran Nuclear Talks to Continue Thursday

Pakistan Protests to India over Kashmir Killing

Saudis Will Give $100m to Palestinians

Wednesday, January 16, 2013

36 State Structure is Under Developing Nigeria, Says Dasuki

PDP Asks Court to Suspend Order on Oyinlola’s Removal

Air Force Sends War Planes to Mali Thursday

Damilola Taylor’s Killer Back in Jail for the Third Time

PDP Asks Court to Suspend Order on Oyinlola’s Removal

Senate Begins Probe into Bribe-for-Job Scandal

Jonathan Seeks Confirmation of Two Ministerial Nominees

FCTA Suspends Ban on Mini Commercial Buses in Abuja for Three Weeks

Jos Killings: FG, Military Charged to Investigate Soldiers Complicity

LASTMA Unveils Traffic Control Plans

Rights Commission, FIDA Condemn Rape by Soldiers

Keyamo Gives Police Ultimatum to Charge Lawan to Court

PIB: Powers of Minister Similar to UK, Malaysian, Norwegian Laws

EFCC Declares Babalakin Wanted

Poor Performance: Ex-militants Threaten to Withdraw Support for Jonathan

Petrol and the Looming Catastrophe

US Gun Debate: Obama Unveils Gun Control Proposals

Ngama: President Jonathan Studying 2013 Budget

French Fighting in Mali Town

Islamist Militants Abduct Foreigners in Algeria

Recruitment Saga: Immigration Boss Was Not Sacked, Nor Punished says Moro

Jos Killings: FG, Military Charged to Investigate Soldiers’ Complicity

US Condemns Comments from Egypt's Morsi

Somali Islamist Rebels Sentence French Hostage to Death

French Set for Mali Ground Combat

Car Bomb Targets Afghan Spy Agency in Kabul

Suicide Bomber Kills 10 in Iraq

2013: Marketing Industry to Leverage on Other Sectors

Japanese Airlines Ground Boeing 787s after Emergency Landing

Helicopter Crashes in London

Chelsea Clinton Gets High-profile Inaugural Role

Obama to Unveil Gun Violence Response Wednesday

Gunman wounds man, himself at St. Louis school

Venezuela: Chavez Deputy Gives Annual Address

Top Japan Airlines Ground Boeing 787s after Emergency

Real Beat Valencia 2-0 to Close on Cup Semis

Tuesday, January 15, 2013

Defence Minister Slumps at Armed Forces Remembrance Day

FG Okays 776 Troops for Mali

Power Privatisation Nears Completion as FG Finalises Negotiations

Sanusi Wants Arewa, Ohanaeze, Afenifere, JNI, CAN Banned

Oil Thieves Blame Government for Stealing Crude

Board Appointments for UBA Spin Offs Announced

Palace Fire: Loss of Artefacts Worries Alaafin

Adesina: FG Saved N25bn in 2012 under New Fertilizer Scheme

Excess Crude Account Rises to $9.2bn as FG, States, LGs Share N567.7bn in December

Ground Victims of Dana Crash Demand N500m Compensation Each

Gunmen Kill Eight in Jos, Kano

Pipeline Vandalism: Arepo Residents Deny Involvement

Soldiers, SSS Seal Illegal Security Training Camp, Arrest Two

Fashola Denies Obtaining $15m from Export-Import Bank

Court Extends Order for Forfeiture of Sylva’s Properties

Survey: 69% of Nigerians Say Roads Are Better

PDP: No Rift between Oyinlola, Tukur

Armed Forces Remembrance Day: Akpabio Sacks Commissioner, Perm Sec

Public Hearing on Ikoyi Residents’ Petition Holds Wednesday

2015: Fayemi, Aregbesola Others, Advocate Masses-driven Opposition Manifesto

Heritage Oil Defends Acquisition of OML 30

War Threat Unites Mali's Islamist Groups

France: Mali Town 'Still in Rebel Hands'

Israeli Soldiers Kill Palestinian Youth in West Bank

More Than 50 Killed in Blasts at Syrian University

John Momoh’s Rescue Mission for Oldest Police College

UN Nuclear Watchdog Eyes Iran Deal, Parchin Visit

Explosions at Syria's Aleppo University Kills 15

Fed Govt Embarks on Large Scale Production of Rice

Flood: U.K , NGO Spend N400m on Tents, Mosquito Nets in kogi

Jonathan, Others Immortalise Fallen Heroes

Kano: Two Policemen Killed, One Injured

Artillery Salvo Stuns Obada, Min. of Defence

Recruitment Saga: Immigration Boss Axed

Mali: FG Okay's a Battalion of 776 Soldiers, Air Force Involved

Tension, as Gunmen Kill Four Near Jos

Obama Digs in Heels, Refuses to Negotiate Debt Ceiling

Football, Best Therapy for Barca's Vilanova

Blatter Raises Fresh Doubts About Summer 2022 W’Cup

Record TV Audience Underpins Nations Cup Growth

Italy Suspends Activity at Benghazi Consulate, Withdraws Staff

US Delegation Seeks to Calm Tension Between Japan, S’Korea

Pakistan Supreme Court Orders Arrest of Prime Minister

Indian PM Gets Tough with Pakistan after Kashmir Clash

2014: Hurdles before Ekiti PDP

Clashes at Pakistan Protest March

Brazil Wants Venezuela Election if Chavez Dies

Mali: UN Backs France, as W’African Army Chiefs Meet

Report: Armstrong Admits to Doping During Winfrey Interview

Obama Takes Stand on Debt Fight

Mali Islamists Counter Attack, Promise France Long War

Yemen Raid Nets Two al Qaeda Militants

Monday, January 14, 2013

Threats of Court Action Forced NNPC to Seek $1.5bn Loan

Tukur Gets His Way, Replaces Oyinlola as National Secretary

Wamakko Begins N3.4bn Road Project

Dana Crash: Lagos Judiciary to Hasten Payment of Full Compensation

Ashiru Seeks Improved Welfare for Veteran Soldiers

W’Bank Laments Dearth of Scientists in W’Africa

Arepo Pipeline: Ogun Govt Turned Us Down, Says NNPC

NCAA Warns Pilots, Airlines on Harmattan Weather

Bayelsa Speaker’s Mother Kidnapped

FG Rolls Out Centenary Celebration Projects

Nigeria to Send Troops to Mali This Week

First Lady Off to Germany for Medical Check-up

Court Remands Kaduna Deputy Speaker in EFCC Custody

WAEC: School Administrators Responsible for Exam Malpractices

Alaafin Meets Jonathan Today over Burnt Palace

FG Repositioning Civil Service for Productivity

12 Policemen Killed, Two Others Injured in Lagos, Kano

Poor Leadership Killing Nigeria, Says Cardinal Okogie

CJN Asks Bulkachuwa to Investigate Petition against Appeal Court Judges

Police Foil Attempt to Defraud Kano of N300m

Recruitment: Labour Faults Power Ministry’s Move to Engage HR Consultants

Security Challenges Self-Inflicted, Says Sultan

The 2012 Prophesies (3)

First Lady Flown to Spain for Medical Check Up

Jonathan: We'll Deploy Troops to Mali This Week

India Army Chief Threatens Pakistan over Kashmir Killings

Somali Rebels: Second French Commando Dies of Wounds

Obama's Inauguration and Second Term Curse

Syria War Envelops Region in Staggering Crisis

Kano: Gunmen Kill Two Policemen, Injure Two Civilians

Akinwumi: FG Won’t Spend N60bn on Cell Phones

France Upbeat on Mali Campaign

Arrests over UK Girl's Jamaica Death

Royal Baby Arrival Due in July

Ashiru Seeks Commitment to Military Veterans' Welfare

Mali: France Pledges 'Short' Campaign Against Islamists

Pakistan Shi'ites to Bury Bomb Victims after Meeting PM

Venezuela: Hugo Chavez's Condition Improving

Aussie Wildfires Spare Observatory, Uncover Bush Drug Lab

AFCON 2013: Is Top-three Finish a Reality for Eagles?

2015: Subtle Campaign Begins

APGA Accuses PDP Chieftains of Instigating EFCC Arrest in Imo

Falana Wants Lawan, Emeluno Arraigned

CPC Lawmakers Kick against Court Judgment

MTN: Oyinlola Petitions Jonathan over IG, Olubolade’s Conduct

2015: Stop Over-heating the Polity, Shagari Cautions Political Leaders

Bakare: There Will be No Election in 2015

Leaders from Kogi Central Decry Marginalisation

Opposition Parties Change Tactics on Merger

Plot to Install Ali as PDP BoT Chairman Thickens

Fracking Revolution and the Foreboding Signs

Sunday, January 13, 2013

Boko Haram Leader Linked to THISDAY Bombing Arrested

ECOWAS Lauds France’s Intervention in Mali

THISDAY Awards Releases Process for Nomination of Outstanding Teachers

Dangote Sugar Refinery Crashes Sugar Price by 25%

Lagos Combs Den of Oil Thieves, Demolishes Shanties

Jonathan: Nigeria Will Not Break up

Labour Wants Oil Block Sale to Heritage Oil Cancelled

Arepo: NEMA Recovers Three Bodies, Six Vandals’ Boats

FG to Spend $400m on Trans-Africa Gas Pipeline Project

WAEC Blames Exam Malpractices on Dubious Private School Owners

Studies Pick Ondo Health Project as Most Promising Cure for Childbirth Deaths

EFCC Arraigns Kaduna Deputy Speaker, Five Others Today

Akinruntan: FG to Assist in Rebuilding Burnt Alaafin’s Palace

Delta Govt Denies Judge’s Kidnap

Saraki Flays Impact of Lead Poisoning on Zamfara Community

Firms Fret over Plot to Kill Cocoa Processing Industry

Helping Employees Cope with Organisational Change

US Envoy Says Iran Working to Destabilize Yemen

Another Murky Oil Deal

Mali: France Bombs Islamist Stronghold in North

Top Venezuelan Leaders in Cuba to Support Chavez

Jonathan: Let's Fight Those Calling for Our Disintegration.

Victims of Costa Shipwreck Mark Anniversary

Syrian Warplanes Bomb Rebellious Damascus Suburbs

Protests by Pakistani Shi'ites Spread to Main Port City

Bomb Kills 14 Pakistani Soldiers

Baby Born on Plane 'Named After Stewardess'

Six Men Arrested in New Indian 'Bus Rape'

ECOWAS Welcomes French Intervention in Mali

Madrid Stuttering as Man United Clash Looms

Court Orders Retrial for Mubarak

West Bank Tent Protesters Evicted

CAR Deal Moves Forward after PM Dismissal

UK Girl, Eight, Shot Dead in Jamaica

Saturday, January 12, 2013

Nyako Adamant, Says Kugama Remains Adamawa PDP Chair

How to Make PIB, Deregulation Work, By Dakuku

Suswam Cautions Leaders on Unguarded Statements

Boko Haram Chieftain Arrested in Abuja

Arepo: 25 Persons Killed as Vandals Burst NNPC Pipelines Again

FG Moves to Checkmate Abuse of N224bn Naira Electricity Subsidy

The Game of Intrigues at PDP BoT Election

The Needless Presidential Swipes

Enugu: A Tense Wait for Chime

Row over Suntai’s Hospital Pictures

Mixed Reactions Trail FG Position on Destination Inspection

Industry and the Nigerian Project

SA 2013: Ethiopia Out to Prove Point to World, Wenger

Haiti Remembers 2010 Quake in Subdued Anniversary Ceremonies

Pakistan Shi'ites Watch over 96 Bomb Dead for Second Night

Israel Seeks to Remove Palestinian Tent Outpost in West Bank

Hollande Steps Up French Security over Mali, Somalia

French Troops Continue Operation against Mali Islamists

Somali Pirates Release Syrian Hostages after Two Years

Kenya: President Rejects Lawmakers' Plan to Triple Bonuses

Turkey Demands Hollande Explain Meeting with Dead Kurd

Russia Rejects Assad Exit as Precondition for Syria Deal

French Troops, Hostage Die in Somalia Raid

Colombia Prostitution Scandal: More US Soldiers Docked Pay

FBI Takes Probe into Universal Payments to Manila

Mali, France 'Repel Islamists'

Argentina: Police Raid International Paedophile Ring

Time to Adopt the American Model on Indigenisation

Niger Bridge: The Torture In Road Journey

Making a Writing Plan for the New Year

Friday, January 11, 2013

Strictly Woman to Woman... But the Men Are Welcome

Richardson Delivered Letter for Detained American in N’Korea

Venezuela's Maduro to Visit Chavez Again in Cuba

US Troops May Stay in Afghanistan Post-2014

Court Removes Oyinlola as PDP’s National Secretary

Medics Give Ejide Two Weeks Break

JTF: We’ve Cut Oil Theft By 84% in N’Delta

I Was Not Arrested by EFCC, Soludo Insists

Procurement Law Being Structured to Conform with Bauchi Peculiarities

Foundation Earmarks N100 Million for Youth Development

Way Out of Nation’s Crises

Dana Compensates 14 Families

Bomb Scare at Port Harcourt Airport

Bad Weather Disrupts Flight in Lagos, Abuja

Oyerinde: 'Oshiomhole's Claim Baseless'

East/West Road: Another Tanker Explosion Kill 3, Burn 20 Houses

Customs Arrests Passenger with $767,500

EFCC on Plateau Officials

Mali Declares Emergency As France Launches Air Strike to Push Back Rebels

Ahmed Musa Begins AFCON 2013 Hair-waves, as Eagles Tackle Spartar Rotterdam

France Confirms Mali Intervention

CAR Signs Peace Deal with Rebels

Dreamliner Plane Review Ordered

Iran: Lack of Nuclear Talks Deal Alarms Russia

Supreme Court Upholds Oshiomhole's Appeal

Torres Could Be on Way Out, Says Former Chelsea Striker

Malian Army Launches Drive to Retake Key Town

US Attack Submarine Hits Vessel in Gulf

Rebels 'Take Control of North Syria Airbase'

Pakistan Blast Victims Mourned

Pakistan Summons Indian Envoy over Kashmir Tensions

Turf War Feared after Syrian Rebel Leader Killed

Court Removes Oyinlola as PDP's National Secretary

Californian Teacher Stops School Shooting

Holmes Can Face Trial for Aurora Shooting

Abdullahi, NFF, NOC, Others Mourn Ositelu

UN Calls to Expedite Mali Force

Thursday, January 10, 2013

EFCC Quizzes Soludo, 15 Others over Currency Contract

Governors, PDP NWC Pass Vote of Confidence on Tukur

World Bank Vice-President to Visit Nigeria

MRS: Yet to Ascertain Cause of Barge Explosion

Ohaneze Meets Jonathan over Aba Power Project, Others

The Patriots Urges Jonathan to Change Leadership Style

Alao Akala Arraigned for Biting Journalist

NAFDAC Warns against Use of UNIBEN Don’s ‘HIV/AIDS Cure’

Senate: PIB, Fuel Subsidy Probe, Dana Air Crash, NDDC Budget ‘ll Top Priorities on Resumption

Solomon: I’m Next Lagos Governor

Police Detonated 68 Bombs in Kano Last Year

Alleged $15m Ibori Bribe: Court Blames FG, Delta for Delay

Security Concern Prompts Minister to Inaugurate Kano Projects in Abuja

Nigeria Ranked 20th Saddest Nation

FG Orders Return of Toxic Waste to UK

Lions Face Extinction in Nigeria, Says Report

Statoil Appoints Ex-British Envoy, Lloyd, Vice-President

Dangote: Reduction in Sugar Prices to Benefit Nigerians

Amosun, Arisekola, Others Condole with Alaafin

Boy's Death Highlights Brazil's Raids on ‘Cracklands’

Student Opens Fire at California High School, Wounding One

Bombings Kill 103 People in Pakistan

France: Three Kurdish Women 'Executed' in Paris

Pakistan Says Soldier Killed Amid Worsening Kashmir Violence

Syria Denounces Peace Envoy Who Hinted Assad Must Go

Mali: Islamist Rebels Take Another City

Police Detonate 68 Bombs in Kano

Plateau Women Protest Unjust Arrest of Youths by STF

Ohanaeze Meets Jonathan Over Aba Power Project, Others

Jonathan to Monitor Police Conduct

ECB to Hold Fire as Euro Zone Economy Shows Glimmers of Hope

Australia Races to Control Fires

Richardson: I Didn't Meet Detained American in N’Korea

Colombia's FARC Rebels Say Ceasefire to End Jan 20

Delhi Gang Rape Suspects Due Back in Court

Deacon Ayo Ositelu is Dead

Clinton Says She Will Step Off Fast Track For a Little While

UN Envoy Says 40 Years of Assad Family Rule is Too Long

Heavy Fighting Between Tribes over Gold Mine in Sudan's Darfur

CAR Ceasefire Urged as Talks Begin

Sri Lankan Maid Beheaded in S’Arabia

Oyo: Sports Commissioner, 3SC Board at Loggerheads

Abia: Cleaning up the Vestiges of Mamacracy

Wednesday, January 09, 2013

Court Rules on NPAN Case against Apcon Today

Six Injured as Explosion Rocks MRS Oil Barge

UNIBEN Disowns Professor over Claim on Cure for HIV/AIDS

Yobe, Zamfara, Kebbi Get Universities

…How Mark Plotted Ali’s Exit from PDP BoT Chairmanship Race

Jonathan Moves to Save Tukur

Enugu Indigenes Give Govt Ultimatum to Produce Chime

Cyber Africa Forum to Explore Global Digital Opportunities

Preach According to Islamic Tenets, Sultan Tells Islamic Scholars

Senate Threatens to Summon IG over Maina

Suspects in Suleja Bombings Say FG Can’t Prove Case

Russia Asks FG to Release 15 Sailors

Derivation Fund: Delta North Joins Clamour for Direct Disbursement

Tribute to David Danlami Dodo

Suswam Denies Allegation of Frivolous Trips

Ex-Taraba Deputy Gov Seeks Confirmation of Ag. Gov

Cabinet Dissolution Forces Commissioners to Abandon Food in Ekiti

EFCC Arrests Top Imo Govt Officials for Fraud

Anambra Indigene Emerges Best in NECO, SSCE

Glo Upgrades Data Services For Corporate Clients

Fire Guts Alaafin’s Palace

Hospital to Get Fake Drug-detection Machines

Egypt: Preacher Alarms Many with Calls for Islamist Vice Police

India Says Pakistan Beheaded Kashmir Soldier

Venezuela Supreme Court Okays Chavez Swearing-in Delay

Troubled Real Seek King’s Cup Boost Against Celta

Senegal Appoints New Coach

Kano Plans to Reviews Pension Law

Media Amplify the Issue of Corruption


Enugu: Group Demands Heath Status Of Chime

Two Killed as Gunmen Attack Jang’s Village

Kogi to Partner Police in Crime Prevention

US VP to Meet with Gun-safety, Victims Groups

Hugo Chavez: Venezuela Assembly Delays Inauguration

Chelsea: Time Almost Over for Terry, Lampard, Others

Unity: Egypt's President to Meet Palestinian Rivals

MRS Tin Can Tank Farm on Fire

US Firm Settles Ex-Abu Ghraib Inmates with $5m

Pirates Free Italian Sailors

Cool Relief for Blazing Australia

Hugo Chavez to Miss Swearing-in

Stocks Stage Recovery on Positive U.S.

Ladipo Admits Eagles Used Juju in the Past

Kogi’s Strange Conincidence

Enugu, in the Grip of a Cabal

NNPC Gets Presidential Nod on $1.5 billion Loan

Osun: Bracing up for 2014

Tuesday, January 08, 2013

Boko Haram: Obasanjo Advocates ‘Carrot and Stick’ Approach

‘How Dele Giwa’s Murder Led to Mother’s Slow Death’

A’Ibom Assembly Passes N470.1bn Budget into Law

Fashola: We Borrow to Fund Infrastructure

PDP NWC Members Reverse Tukur on Adamawa SEC

FG Restricts Sale of Daterape Drugs

Daniel Loses Bid to Quash EFCC Charges

Ikuforiji: Lagos Traffic Law Subject to Review

Nigeria Risks Implosion, Gambo-Jimeta Warns

Senegalese Man Dies after Setting Himself on Fire

Fuel Leak Stops Boeing 787 Flight at Boston Airport

McChrystal: ‘Serious Action’ Needed on Gun Control

EFCC Vs Sylva: Playing Game with Justice

Three accused in Indian rape case finally get legal help

Teachers in Ohio, Texas Flock to Free Gun Training Classes

Indian Troops Shot Dead Near Kashmir's Line of Control

Nigerian Navy Reshuffles, Redeploys 224 Senior Officers

Mali: Army Fires Warning Shots to Halt Islamist Advance

Kurdish Militants Attack Turkish Outpost, 13 Killed

Khamenei Tells Iranians: Criticizing Election Will Help Enemies

Quake Measuring 5.7 Strikes off Turkish Coast

Frsc Issues Warning On Lokoja –Abuja Road As Crash Cliams 6

Nigerian Navy Reshuffles, Redeploys 21 Senior Officers

2012, Turning Point in Nigeria’s Power Sector

Brent Falls Under $111 on US Concerns

No Rivalry with Messi, Says Ronaldo

Coach Erin is Dead

In India, Questions Over Decision to Treat Rape Victim Overseas

China Fires Six Officials after Fatal Orphanage Fire

Latest Drone Strike Kills Eight in Northwest Pakistan

Afghan Man in Army Uniform Kills NATO Soldier in Helmand

Wildfires Rage Across Australia Amid Searing Heat

Abbas Avoids Clash with Israel over State Symbols

Monday, January 07, 2013

FG Urges Dangote, Ibeto to Halt Hostilities

NNPC Secures $1.5bn Loan to Finance Fuel Imports

US Senator Calls for Gradual Cut in Aid to Israel

US Govt Spent $18bn on Immigration Enforcement

Colo. Prosecutors Outline Theatre Shooting Case

BoT Chair: PDP Pushes for Consensus Candidate Today

Lagos Assembly Warns against Tarnishing Speaker’s Name

Contractors Threaten to Stop Work on FGC Libraries

60 Suspected Pipeline Vandals Arrested in Lagos

Uduaghan Releases Special Patrol Vans to Police

Abia Loses N24bn in Infrastructure Fund

UN Under Secretary to Parley Jonathan on Women Issues

Nigerians in Diaspora Hold SME Forum in London

Army Elevates 2,900 Soldiers, Decorates 37 Generals

Police Tighten Security in Benue over Boko Haram Threat

Be Reasonable, Supreme Court Tells Unilorin Lecturers

Firm to Build $10m Hanger in Bayelsa

Mobil Yet to Clean up Oil Spill on Ibeno Shoreline

Edo Governorship Election: Oshiomhole Knows Fate on Friday

Mark: No Going Back on Same Sex Prohibition Bill

Fire Outbreak at INEC Headquarters

Wamakko: NBS Rating of Sokoto Mischievous, Faulty

Navy Hands over 15-man Russian Crew to Police

With Focus on Homeland Security, Nigeria to Reduce Troops to Mali

NFF Not Owing Eagles Coaches N48m

Berlusconi Strikes Election Deal, Eyes Economy Minister

Obama to Nominate John Brennan to Head CIA

Messi Beats Ronaldo, Iniesta to Win Fourth Ballon d'Or

UN Under Secretary to Parley Jonathan on Women’s Issues

Ghana: Mahama Sworn-in, Woos Opposition Parties

Promotion Galore as Army Elevates 2,900 Soldiers

Sambo: Jonathan to Receive Demographic Database Report Soon

FTSE on Course for First Fall of 2013 as Commodities Dip

Fire Outbreak At INEC Headquarters

China to Reform Controversial Forced Labour Camps

India: Turmoil in Court as Five Rape Accused Appear

For a Virile Opposition Party

Regulators Ease Key Bank Rule to Spur Credit

India: Police Suspended in New Rape Case

Beyond Politics of Lagos Traffic Law

Bolivia Accuses US of Plotting Against President

Syria Crisis: US Slams Assad’s 'Western Puppets' Speech

Google Executive Chairman Heading to N’Korea

La Liga: Barca March On, Ronaldo Leads 10-man Real to Win

Fare Thee Well

Federal Government Mediates in Dangote, Ibeto Cement War

Sunday, January 06, 2013

NEMA Adopts New Strategy against Disaster

MASSOB Insists on Justice for the Apo Six

Two Killed in Lagos Cult Clash

EFCC Urged to Revisit Alleged N9bn Fraud against Mu’azu

Kwara Flood Victims Get Relief Materials from Donors

Police Partner Media, Others

Delta Committed to Revamping Ailing Industries, Says Ogeah

Public School Enrolment Soars in Ogun

Ashafa: National Assembly to Commence Oversight Soon

Corruption, Incompetence Bane of Development, Says VC

Moro: Keep President Out of Immigration Recruitment Controversy

Wada: Onaiyekan’s Elevation as Cardinal a Blessing to Nigeria

Motor Accidents Kill 21 in Oyo, Delta

Ekwowusi: National Health Bill is Unconstitutional

Snakes Take Over Homes in Ohaji/Egbema council

House: No Vendetta against SEC

Banks Trade Blame over Missing N1bn Tax Payment to Delta Government

FAAN Denies Borrowing $500m for Aircraft Acquisition

Sokoto is Poorest State in Nigeria

FG Repatriates 160,000 Foreigners as Gunmen Kill 10 in Zamfara

FG Launches Code of Conduct for Police

FG Moves to Enforce Equitable Distribution of Infrastructure

Washington Post: White House Mulls Broader Gun Control

Experts Predict Boom for FGN Bonds this Year

S’Africa Sends Troops to Central African Republic

Thousands of Libyan Gunmen Sign Up for Police Training

S’Africa: Nelson Mandela's Recovery’s Good

Libya: Head of Parliament Survives Assassination Attempt

Obama to Name Former Senator Hagel for Defence Secretary

Anyanwu: There is Anarchy in Maritime Sector

Terrorism: FG Repatriates Over 16000 Foreigners

Veterinary Council Okays Programme for UniAbuja

Enemies Thumbs Down Assad’s ‘Peace Plan’

US Drone Attack Kills 10 in Pakistan

Cardinal Onaiyekan: A Blessing to Nigeria, Says Gov Wada

2013: NEMA Adopts New Strategy Against Disasters

Egypt Strengthens Islamist Role in Cabinet, Eyes IMF Deal

Turkey's Erdogan Rules Out Amnesty for Kurdish Militants

Assad to Speak on Syria Conflict

India, Pakistan in Kashmir Border Clash

Indian Rape Victim's Father Says He Wants Her Named

Saturday, January 05, 2013

Fire Destroys 7 Vehicles at Ogun Secretariat

Disquiet in Enugu as Chime’s Children, Relations Leave for London

Atiku’s Men: Obasanjo Enriched Himself in Office

PH: Medical Supplies Firm Embarks on $280m Expansion

Sunny Ade’s Ex-Band Member Arrested with Cocaine

Bandits Kill Seven Persons in Zamfara

Obasanjo’s War Against Atiku

Why Do Reforms Fail? A Civil Service Reform Trajectory for Nigeria

Kano’s Opposition: Forced to Eat The Humble Pie

PDP BoT Chair: The Countdown to Tuesday Showdown

The Year That Was 2012 A Harvest of Paradoxes

Rihanna Boosts Barbados Tourism

Destinations to Explore in 2013

Egypt to Replace Finance, Interior Ministers

Four Die in Shooting in Aurora, Colorado

Syrian Army Rockets Damascus Rebel District

Tackling Political Interference in Police Recruitment

A Mad King Sets the Stage Ablaze!

Iraq: Fugitive Saddam Deputy Lends Support to Sunni Protesters

Report: Syrian Journalist Dies of Wounds

Cat 'Arrested' for Break-in at Brazilian Prison

India rape: Delhi Court Hears of Forensic Evidence

Egypt's Mursi to Meet IMF Aide on $4.8bn Loan

Merkel Highlights Economy in German Election Year


Sylva: I Don't Have 48 Houses

Gay Bishops Move Sparks Fresh Row

Japan May Increase Defense Spending Due to Isles Row

Wounded Ex-Rep. Giffords Meets with Newtown Families

Real Shift Focus from Mourinho to Players

Witness: No One Helped Indian Rape Victim

US Rape Case Loophole Prompts Uproar

Venezuela VP: Chavez 'Can Rule Without Oath’



Friday, January 04, 2013

Niger Govt Plans to Spend N1.13bn on 2012 MDGs Projects

Ghana Leader Appeals to Rivals for Unity Before Inauguration

Battery-Powered Toothbrush Prompts Airport Scare

Damascus Blames ‘Terrorists’ for Petrol Station Blast

US Troops Arrive Turkey for Patriot Missiles

Jail Break: 20 Inmates Escape from Sagamu Prison

Cleric Assures Nigeria Won’t Break up, Predicts more Bloodshed in 2013

Flood: ‘Presidency Doing Everything to Prevent Re-Occurrence’

Police Promote 1,944 Personnel

Fulani-Gwari Clash: 'Displaced Victims Yet to be Relocated'

Church of England Drops Opposition to Gay Bishops

Wada Returns to Hospital for Post-Surgery Check-up

Conflicting Rulings over Seizure of Sylva’s Houses

Sanusi: CBN Will Respond to Oil Benchmark Increase

The President and His Ten Million Farmers

Budget Battles Threaten to Limit Obama's Agenda

Iran Says Talks with Big Powers to Hold January

Gaza: Fatah Holds Biggest Rally Since Hamas Took Power

Church of England Drops Gay Bishop Opposition

Fulani-Gwari Clash: Displaced Victims Have Not Been Relocated, Says NEMA

Hopes for Euro Zone Rise, New Worry for UK

Live Up to Your Responsibilities, Jang Charges Security Agencies

S'Korea: Japan Must Heal Wounds of Wartime Excesses

Pakistani Girl Shot by Taliban Leaves British Hospital

Kogi: Herbalist Kills Four-month Son for Rituals

U.S. Ends Long Google Probe with Only Mild Reprimand

‘Balotelli Most Unpredictable Player'

Chavez Suffers 'Complications' after Surgery

Syria Petrol Station Hit by Deadly Car Bomb

Japan Attempts to Soothe Ties with S’Korea

Thursday, January 03, 2013

Kogi Speaker Escapes Death as Police Escort Dies in Motor Accident

Nigerians Seek Refuge in Ethnicity Over Residency

NPA Board: Ignore Opposition, Mischievous Publications, Anenih Tells Nigerians

Police Quiz Folarin over Alleged Stock Piling of Arms

EFCC Confiscates Sylva’s 48 Houses

Ex-Militants Seize Crude Oil Barges in Ondo

Gunmen Kill Four in Adamawa

Again, Army Dismisses Reports on Retired Officers

Lawmakers Shudder over Anambra Erosion Menace

Kidnap of Four Koreans: Police Fault Hyundai’s Payment of N30m Ransom

Ondo Monarch-elect Urges Police to Unmask Son’s Killers

Minister: FCTA to Fight Quack Medical Practitioners

Orji Swears in 17 Council Chairmen

Jankara Explosion: Lagos Serves Building Demolition Notices

Police Arrest 503 Crime Suspects in Enugu

Power Supply: Prediction Comes True

India Gang-rape: Five Suspects Charged in Delhi

Iraq: Suicide Car Bomber Kills 20 Shi'ite Pilgrims

Balotelli, Mancini in Training Ground Bust-up

CAR President Refuses to Leave Power, Defying Rebels

Senate Swears in a Historic 20 Female Senators

Kogi Speaker in Autocrash, Police Escort Dies

US: Nigeria Faces Formidable Challenges Consolidating Democratic Order

Three Arrested in Kano over Threat Messages

Sandy Hook Kids Head to School for First Time Since Attack

Obama Signs $633bn Defence Bill with New Iran Sanctions

Report: Ex-military Chief Detained in Turkey

Samsung to Sell First Tizen Smartphone

NOTAP Harps on Capacity Building for National Development

‘Anambra Governorship Will Sort Itself’

India Ready to Charge Men Accused of Gang Rape

Clinton Leaves Hospital After Treatment for Clot

US Drone Kills Pakistan Militant Leader, Mullah Nazir

Three Dead in Swiss Shooting, Suspect Wounded, Arrested

Wednesday, January 02, 2013

Egypt's Brotherhood Says UAE Arrests Unfounded

Cote d’Ivoire Stampede Survivors Blame Barricades

Backlash Follows House Delay on Sandy Relief Vote

Israel Completes Bulk of Egypt Border Fence

Google Exec Chairman to Visit N’Korea

Gunmen Kidnap Seven Pakistani Soldiers

Lagos Fireworks Inferno: Police Arrest Importer of Firecrackers

Amaechi Sacks Commissioner, Swears in Six Female Perm Secs

JTF Kills Four Boko Haram Members, Recovers Weapons in Potiskum

Taraba Govt: Suntai Discharged from Hospital, Undergoing Therapy

JTF Seizes 1,000 Tonnes of Crude Oil in Rivers

Life in a Lagos Gay Club

Bakassi People to Submit Motion on Self-determination to N’Assembly

2013 Appropriation Bill to Reach Jonathan Mid-January

FG to Distribute 10m Phones to Farmers

Dep Gov Charges Soldiers to be Good Ambassadors

Mimiko Advises New Council Boss to be People-friendly

Sokoto Completes N3.8bn 1PP

Employment Scam Rocks Human Rights Commission

FAAN: Litigation Stalls Evacuation of Abandoned Aircraft

Obi Donates Three APCs, 50 Patrol Vehicles to Police

Lagos Courts Begin Mandatory Alternative Dispute Resolution

Security: Police Commissioner Seeks Residents Support

Niger Assembly Rates 2012 Budget Implementation at 46%

LASTMA: We Will Be Firm, Humane in Dealing with Motorists

Economic Activities Remain Low in Abuja

Jang Decries Dehumanisation of Ex-Service Men, Families

Ekwueme: We Don’t Want Air Mishap in 2013

Amosun Celebrates a Centenarian

Police Arrest Man for Killing Wife

Boko Haram: Senseless Killings Won’t Profit Nigeria

Minister: FCTA Saved 239 Lives, N3.1bn Worth of Properties in 2012

CAR Rebels Halt Advance, Agree Peace Talks

Afghan Warlord Brands Britain's Prince Harry as Jackal

UN Raises Syria Death Toll to 60,000

India: Call for Law to Mark Delhi Rape Victim

Jang Decries Dehumanisation of Ex-Service Men, Families

MPs' Murder: Police Parade PDP Chieftain in Kano

Burma Military 'Targeting Kachin Rebels'

Paris Apartment Fire Kills Five

2ND JAN 2012... India: Call for Law to Mark Delhi Rape Victim

Stocks Leap on U.S. "fiscal cliff" Deal

United States Avoids Calamity in "fiscal cliff" Drama

Cote d’Ivoire Mourns After New Year Stampede in Abidjan

Angola Vigil Crush at Luanda Stadium Kills 10, Injures 120

Venezuela: Chavez 'Conscious' Says Vice President

Tuesday, January 01, 2013

Boko Haram: Nigerian Christians in US Petition Obama

THISDAY Awards 2013 to Celebrate Teachers

Jonathan Confirms Arrest of UN Building, Police HQ, Madalla Church Bombers

Presidency: Jonathan Yet to Receive 2013 Budget

Military Decries Borno Residents’ Attitude to Boko Haram’s Insurgency

NEMA Denies Killing of 15 Worshippers in Borno

Wada Discharged from Hospital

Fashola: Environment, Most Topical Issue

Kumuyi Gives Recipe for Security Challenges

‘FG’s Insincerity Affecting SURE-P’s Impact on Masses’

Chellarams Receives NIS, ISO Certification

‘Nigeria Can Sustain Welfare Support for Unemployed Graduates’

Bamidele: Campaign Posters Designed to Pre-empt Me

Fayemi Promises to Build 5,000 Houses for Residents

Shettima Frees 30 Prisoners

Motor Accident Claims Five in Ondo

First Lady Welcomes Abuja First Baby

Power Ministry Denies Alleged Disregard for KPMG Audit Report

Kwara to Adopt FG Performance Contract Policy

Abuja Records Crisis-free Yuletide

Lawyers Support AGF’s Plan to Scrap Police Prosecution Powers

Groups Urge Final Solution to Clashes over Cattle Grazing

Lagos to Prosecute Event Planners, Hoteliers

Egypt Satirist Faces Probe for Insulting President

Palestinians Will Outnumber Israeli Jews by 2020

Iran Warns off Foreign Planes During Naval Drill

South-west PDP’s Endless Crisis

Stemming the Tide of Medical Tourism

So, How Do We Measure Progress?

India Rape Victim's Ashes Scattered, More Attacks Stoke Debate

Clashes Near Syrian Capital, Aleppo Airport Closed

About 60 Crushed to Death in Cote d'Ivoire Stadium Stampede

Gunmen in Pakistan Shoot Dead Seven Aid Workers

NEMA Denies Killing of 15 Church Worshipers in Borno

Jonathan: Boko Haram Bombers Arrested

Events to Shape 2013

Clinton’s Blood Clot 'Between Brain and Skull'

UN Sanctions DR Congo M23 Rebels

Clinton’s Blood Clot 'Between Brain and Skull'

Venezuelan Cabinet Attends Mass for Chavez's Recovery

Monday, December 31, 2012

Al-Qaida Carves Out Own Country in Mali

Media Body: 2012 One of Bloodiest Years for Journalists

In Indian Student's Gang Rape, Murder, Two Worlds Collide

New York Bomb Suspects Had Terrorist Encyclopedia

Nigerian Leaders March into 2013 with Optimism, Hope

New Year Message: Leaders Rally Support for Better Nation

Aigboje Aig-Imoukhuede Meritoriously Straddled the Public and Private Sectors

Idris Umar Brought Railways Back to Life

Stella Oduah Revamped the Airports and Created Hubs

Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala Instituted Fiscal Discipline in Governance

JONATHAN’S STELLAR PERFORMERS Akinwunmi Adesina Lifted Agriculture to Commanding Heights


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Expedite Action in Prosecuting Oil Subsidy Beneficiaries, NLC Tells FG

Youths Protest as Gunmen Kill Two in Jos

Ekweremadu Tasks Executive on Budget Implementation

Jonathan Visits Injured Wada in Hospital

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