This Day News Archive for February 2013

Wednesday, February 27, 2013

Sevilla's Emery Wants 'Controlled Biting' for Cup Clash

AFC Opens Investigation into Lebanese Matchfixing

Messi Failing Barca When They Need Him Most

Litvinenko Secret Files Examined

Three Dead in Swiss Shooting

Iran Praises Milestone Nuclear Talks

Kano: Jubilation, as Bayero Returns

Army Denies Killing Four Nasarawa State Varsity Students

Presidency: Economy Not in Any Danger

Suicide Car Bomber Kills Six in Northern Mali

China Letter Urges Political Reforms

Pope Recalls Joy and 'Choppy Waters'

World Powers, Iran Set New Talks in Nuclear Dispute

Cyclone Rusty Closes in on Australia

Pope to Hold Final Vatican Audience

Tuesday, February 26, 2013

N47.1bn Theft: EFCC Re-arraigns Akingbola, Aid Lawyers condemn arrest

LPPC Suspends Aribisala as SAN

Yero Vows to End Attacks on Southern Kaduna Communities

France Rules out Negotiation with Boko Haram 10 killed in Borno, Yobe

Fashola: FG Complicit in N2tn Fuel Subsidy Fraud

Oil Majors Lose Bid for Lease Renewal

Finally, Jonathan Signs 2013 Budget

Minister Rewards Courageous Police Officer with N600,000

Clinton Proffers Solutions to Insecurity in Nigeria

NNPC Deploys New Technology to Bury Pipelines

House Probes Killing of Four Nasarawa Varsity Students

48 Firms Bid for Afam Genco, Kaduna Disco

El-Rufai Asks Critics to Critique His Book

Ashiru: FG to Sanction Embassies Maltreating Nigerians

Police Arraign Oyo Pension Thieves

Oshiomhole, Falana, Esele, to Testify in Oyerinde’s Muder Case

I am Back on My Feet, Says Wada

UNIMAID Executes 50 Projects in Four Years

N18m Land Scam: EFCC Arraigns Audu’s Son

EFCC Re-arraigns Three Oil Marketers

Tragedy as Hunter Kills Self

10 Vehicles Destroyed as Ex-militants, JTF Clash in Bayelsa

Police Vow to Arrest Killers of Mopol Commander

Niger Bans Commercial Motorcyclists

As Top Agencies Jostle for Airtel Creative Account

‘Pension Operators Can’t Help Retirees under Old Schemes’

Benitez: Terry Frustrated, But No Chelsea Row

NATO Admits 'Error' in Claim of Fall in Taliban Attacks

Sex, Power Scandals to Loom over Vatican Pre-vote Talks

Jonathan Assents to 2013 Appropriation

Six Kidnapped Foreign Sailors Freed

Egypt: Balloon Crashes Near Luxor Killing 19 Tourists

Kenya Elections: Candidates Clash in TV Debate

World Powers, Iran Begin Nuclear Talks

Lack of Sleep Impacts on Gene Activity

Priority Elsewhere as Barca, Real Meet in Cup

Hostages: France Will Not Negotiate with Boko Haram

UN: W'African Cocaine, Meth Smuggling Rising

Rocket Explodes in Israel, First Attack Since Gaza Truce

Search Widens for Suspect in Vegas Strip Shooting

Powers to Offer Iran Sanctions Relief at Nuclear Talks

Kerry: Complaints on US-led Afghan Troops to be Checked

Syria Ready to Talk with Armed Opposition

Monday, February 25, 2013

Conflicting Reports on Oyerinde’s Murder Embarrassing, Says Abuja Chief Judge

Jonathan Approves Archibong’s Retirement

FG to Vaccinate All Nigerians against Yellow Fever

Conflicting Reports on Oyerinde’s Murder Embarrassing, Says Abuja Chief Judge

FIRS Chairman: Controversy Trails Selection Process

Pope Issues Decree on Early Conclave

Head of Service Dissolves Pension Reforms Task Force

Boko Haram Demands Trade-off for French Nationals

NNPC Finally Clarifies Status of $1.5bn Loan

Education Minister Lauds THISDAY’s Initiative to Honour Teachers

Governors’ Forum Postpones Chairmanship Election till May

G37 Not a Political Party, Says Kalu

Crisis in Lagos PDP as George Presents Agbaje to Jonathan

Al-Makura Closes Down Nasarawa Varsity

Lagos Shuts Down Ladipo Market, Arrests Bakassi Boys

UK: Security Key to Visa Issuance, Services

Citi Inaugurates 2013 Journalistic Excellence Awards

Onaiyekan Seeks Return of Missionary Schools to Original Owners

Keyamo Proposes Constitutional Amendment to Curb Criminal Trials

House Seeks Close Monitoring of Revenue Agencies

Russian Sailors Released on Bail, Trial on April 10

Gaya: We Will Shock Presidency on 2013 Budget

Northern Governors Task Terrorists on Peace

FoI: FG to Sanction Non-compliant MDAs

Court Rejects Babalakin’s Request to Sit Outside the Dock

Domestic Debt: FG to Retire N75bn Bonds

Gunmen Kill MOPOL Commander in Kano

Oscar Pistorius: Bailed Paralympian Reports

Italy: Market Jitters Over Berlusconi Win

Cardinal's Departure Darkens Mood as Pope Allows Early Conclave

Syria Opposition Mulls Attending Rome Summit

Police Officer, 3 Others Arrested over Illegal Drugs

SOKAPU Warns Against Further Attacks on S'Kaduna Communities

Jonathan: Nigeria Poised to Resolve G-Bissau Crisis

NPC to Ascertain Demographic and Health Status of FCT

Jonathan Approves Justice Archibong's Retirement

S'Korea Swears in First Female President

Kurdish Militant Leader to Call Ceasefire

Israel Successfully Tests New Missile Defence

EU Ministers Set for Horsemeat Talks

Kerry Set to Meet Cameron in London

Oscars: Adele's ‘Skyfall’ Wins Best Song, Affleck's 'Argo' Best Picture

Cuba: Raul Castro to Retire in 2018

Sunday, February 24, 2013

UNIMAID Lecturer Kidnapped

CAS: A Weak Armed Forces Equals to Weak Democracy

Offor Endows $1.31m to Rotary Club

Hospital CMD Risks Jail Term over Tax, Says Oshiomhole

Sambo Sets up Team to Appraise NIPP Projects

Uduaghan Reaffirms South-south Support for Transformation Agenda

Babalakin: Court to Hear Pending Applications Today

Nigeria, Brazil Target N2.844tn Trade Volume by 2015

Indorama to Set up $1.2bn Fertilizer Plant in Nigeria

Pope Celebrates Final Mass

Boko Haram Vows to Hunt Renegade Members

Fashola Rejects FG’s Plan to Impose Consumption Tax on Petrol

Atiku, Emodi, Others Endorse THISDAY Awards for Teachers

Splinter Group Emerges in Nigerian Governors’ Forum

My Sojourn into the Excess Crude Account

MTN Foundation Sponsored over 50 Patients to India in 2 Years

NDE Boss Honoured by Verbatim Magazine

Ways To Protect Nigerians From The Scourge Of Fire (4)

Day after the Rainstorm

When Police Provide Cover to Pipeline Vandals

Mali: Ten Chadian Soldiers Killed Fighting Islamists

Syrian Opposition Says Captures Former Nuclear Site

Fidel Castro Surprises with Parliament Appearance

Gunmen Kill Five in Kaduna

Syria: US Condemns Scud Attack, Invites Opposition for Talks

Kerry Makes First Foreign Trip as Top US Diplomat

Pope, On Last Sunday, Says Following God's Wishes

Karzai: US Forces 'Must Leave' Afghan Province

Golden Eaglets’ Star Striker Loses Mum

Nigeria Donates Relief Materials to Mali

Kano Security Situation Has Greatly Improved, Says Kwankwaso

Why Justus Esiri Never Used Stage Name

Pistorius Brother Faces Own Trial

DR Congo: African Leaders Sign Peace Deal

Accused Cardinal Misses Sunday Mass

Gov Wada Returns to Lokoja after Two Months

Saturday, February 23, 2013

Council Boss Weeps Before Police Investigators

Era of Abandoned Projects Gone, Says Wike

Aliyu: Boko Haram Not the Face of Islam

FG Urged to Create Enabling Environment for Poultry Farmers

Bill to Safeguard Personal Information Underway

Boko Haram: Lagos Allays Fear of Terrorist Attack

Kolade Tasks Nigerians on Patriotism

Five Persons Killed, Hundreds Injured as Christians/ Muslims Clash in Wukari

Brazil-Nigeria Trade Hit $9bn in 2012

Okonjo-Iweala Challenges Nigeria, Others on Good Economic Policies, Governance

Jonathan, N’Assembly Reach Truce on 2013 Budget

Oyewole, Father Fraser, Ugwu, Abubakar, Obadan, 10 Others Emerge Nigeria’s Best Teachers

NGF Crisis Deepens

Before The Next Flood

Bouquet of Promises for COSON WEEK

Stand-up Comedians Under Pressure

Badagry Unveils world Tallest Drum

JIMOH IBRAHIM: At 46, I Still Keep Some Aspects of My Village Life

Novel Stand for Nigeria at ITB Berlin

Soweto: A Fleeting Visit to Mandela House

Agony of Students at Madonna University

France Warns of Kidnappings, Attack Risk in Benin

Tunisian Secularists Protest Against New Islamist PM

Yemen Security Chief Escapes Gunmen as Three Die

Third Straight Weekend Storm Heads for New England

Battle for Syria's Aleppo Airport Intensifies

Minister: German Poor 'Should Eat Horsemeat'

FG Moves to Enact Bill to Safeguard Personal Information

Stuttering Barca Seek Sevilla Boost in La Liga

Two Gunmen Killed, Four Arrested in Kano

Brazil-Nigeria Trade Exchanges Hit $9bn Mark in 2012

Speaker: Egypt President Will Modify Parliament Election Dates

Austerity-hit Italy Prepares for Landmark Election

Iraq Governor Wounded by Suicide Bomber

Pope Promises 'Spiritual Proximity' after Retirement

Gombe: Unknown Gunmen Kill Five, Injure Policeman

Settlements Razed in Fulani Herdsmen, Farmers Brawl

'Many Die' in Mali Mountain Clashes

War Drills: N'Korea Warns US Forces of 'Destruction'

Through an Analyst’s Lens

TALENT IS NOT ENOUGH: Django Unchained and the Films of Quentin Tarantino

Odi: Justice After The Massacre

Those Printing My Presidential Campaign Posters Are Mischief-Makers

Account for Ibru’s Assets, Court Orders EFCC

Lobby to Bring Mimiko, Obi into PDP Intensify

Lamido: My Presidential Ambition A Rumour

Alleged Corps Member Rape: 'It was not Our First Time of Making Love'

'NIPSS, Key Driver of Transformation Agenda'

45 Year-old Security Guard Arrested over Alleged Rape of Girl, 12

Sokoto Pays N18,000 Minimum Wage to LG Staff by March

Jos Airport: FAAN Charges Contractors to Increase Work Pace

Amaechi: Why We Converted Rivers N100bn Bond to Loan

29 Suspects Arrested in A’Ibom over Kidnapping, Arms Factory

New Bill to Scrap FERMA Coming, Says Minister

Ibn Chambas: Nigeria Has No Reason to be Poor

Scores Killed as JTF, Boko Haram Clash in Maiduguri

Bribe-for-Budget...Supreme Court: Wabara, Others Must Face Trial

His Glory Chapel Celebrates Ist Anniversary

Utuama Decries Lawless Agitations over Traditional Stools

Community Boil over Monarch’s Refusal to Vacate Throne

Daniel Heads for Appeal Court Over Ruling

Friday, February 22, 2013

Time to partner and tap the skills set of our Diaspora

Abuja On My Mind

Divided Egypt opposition attacks Mursi on election call

France Ready to Start Mali Withdrawal Despite Gao Attack

Colombian Rebels Call on Santos to Save Peace Talks

NATO Considers Post-2014 Afghan Force of 8,000-12,000

Jonathan Hosts Brazilian President

Oscar Pistorius Granted Bail in Killing of Reeva Steenkamp

Israeli Forces, Palestinians Clash Throughout West Bank

Ten Killed, Two Injured in Fresh Onslaught in Jos

Five Killed in Islamist Car Bomb Attacks in North Mali

Bribe for Budget Deal: Wabara, Others Must Face Trial, Orders Supreme Court

Russia, China Oppose Military Intervention in N'Korea

Iran Denies Allegations of Organising Spy Cell

Wenger: I Never Considered Quitting

Russia Accuses US of Double Standards over Syria

Guatemala Checking if Mexico Drug Lord Killed

Hugo Chavez 'Suffering Respiratory Problems'

Oscar Pistorius Bail Decision Due

Kidnapped French Family Likely Split Up by Abductors

Plot to Remove Amaechi as NGF Chairman Fails

In Newspapers, Daramola Finds Pleasure

JP Morgan to Manage Sovereign Wealth Fund

NJC Recommends Justices Archibong, Naron for Retirement

Security Operatives Surround French Nationals, Kidnappers in Borno

Clinton: Eko Atlantic City, Destination for Global Investment

Okogie, Balarabe, Tejuosho, 7 Others Bag THISDAY Life-time Achievement Award

Thursday, February 21, 2013

Subsidy Fraud: Prosecution Witness Alleges Ali, Others Forged Documents

Failed State: Group Advises FG on Devt Policies

Despite Kano Killings, WHO, FG Vow to End Polio this Year

Judiciary Funding: Court Issues Fresh Summons on AGF, N’Assembly

FG Inaugurates Governing Councils for UNILAG, OAU, Others

Delta to Concession N27bn Asaba Airport

NCC Insists on 2.5% Levies for Telecommunications Firms

FG Inaugurates Boards of SON, CAC, NEPC, OGFZA

Transcorp, 14 Firms Sign Agreement to Take over Discos, Gencos

Brazil 2014 Qualifying Clash with Kenya: Keshi Hopeful Emenike Will be Fit

ACN Opposes Good Governance Tour

Police Arraign Seven Terror Suspects

Nigeria to Keep Oil Production Steady at 2.4mbpd in 2013

Victims of Zaki Biam Attack Demand Payment of N41.8bn

‘Globalisation Has Boosted Market Understanding’

NATO May Keep Afghan Forces at Peak Strength Longer

Three Dead in Las Vegas Strip Shooting Crash

German Catholics Allow Morning-after Pill in Rape Cases

Tunisia Scrambles to Find New PM, End Political Limbo

Nike Suspends Pistorius Sponsorship

Syrian Opposition Reject Assad in Peace Deal

Pakistani Man Accuses Ambassador to US of Blasphemy

Abidal Set for Barcelona Return

Oil Theft Caused by Poverty, Says Naval Chief

Kawu: Kano is Sick and Needs Cure

Okere: Okorocha Out to Destroy Ohakim

Elumelu Says Transcorp Will Transform Ugheli Plant

NEC Discloses SWF Modus Operandi

Oyinlola Asks NJC to Re-Consider Petition Against Salami

Judiciary Funding: Court Issues Fresh Summons on AGF, NA

Fed, Liquidation Talk, Push Jumpy Markets to 2013 Lows

NJC Recommends Two Judges for Compulsory Retirement

Cameroon, Nigeria Officials Deny French Hostages Freed

Pistorius Officer on Criminal Charge

Dubai Police 'Deny Britons' Torture'

Syria: 'Car Bomb' Near Ruling Party Offices

18m Nigerians Have Mental Illness, Says Specialist

Brazil 2014 Qualifiers: Kenya Hires Belgian Coach for Clash with Eagles

Third Day for Pistorius Bail Battle

Russia Proposes Direct Syria Talks

Japan Hangs Three Death Row Inmates

Pan-African TV Channel Set for 24-hour Broadcasting

Wednesday, February 20, 2013

French Special Forces in Cameroon Helping Hostage Probe

UN Report May Show Slower Growth in Iran Nuclear Stockpile

IG: I’ll Place Bounty on Maina

Presidency: One-term Pact Debate Meant to Distract Jonathan

Justus Esiri: School Closes for the Village Headmaster

Budget: Jonathan, N‘Assembly in Race to Avert Veto

Iran Linked to Terrorist Plot to Kill IBB, Dasuki

House Moves to Criminalise Bad Governance, Contempt of Parliament

IG: I’ll Place Bounty on Maina

Jonathan Approves N384bn for Sacked PHCN Staff

Nine Injured as Plateau Speaker Escapes Assassination

24 Public Schools Deal on Hard Drugs in A'Ibom, Says NDLEA

Seven Boko Haram Members Arraigned for Bank Robbery

African First Ladies Peace Mission Project Gets N4bn Boost

Explosion Kills Three in Maiduguri, As Boko Haram Denies Offering Ceasefire

Senate Begins Move to Regulate Rent in FCT

Abductors of Seven Sailors Demand $1.3m Ransom

PIB, Uncertainties Holding Back SPDC’s $30 Billion Investment

Kidnapped French Nationals: FG Places Borders on Alert

FG, Kano Want Wazobia FM Sanctioned

Murder of Seven: Suspect Threatens to Kill Remaining Survivors

Two Indians, Three Nigerians Arraigned for Pipeline Vandalism

Woman Buries Son Alive, Bags Six Years Imprisonment

Fire Outbreak at Abuja Furniture Market

Evidently above the Law!

Malaga Can Breathe Life into Porto Tie Thanks to Defence

Sudan Rebels Launch Attack to Retake Border Town

Vatican: Pope May Change Conclave Rules Before Leaving

Polio Killings: FG, KNSG Wants Wazobia FM Sanctioned

Delay in Budget Signing in the Best Interest of Nigerians Says Abati

The Other Side of the Senate

A Baleful Valentine ‘Gift’

'Screams' heard at Pistorius home

British PM Regrets ‘Deeply Shameful’ Colonial Indian Massacre

Bahrain: Iran's Revolutionary Guard Behind ‘Terror’ Cell

Pistorius Bail Battle to Intensify

N'Korean Propaganda Video Shows Obama in Flames

Battle for Damascus: Frozen But Bloody

Tuesday, February 19, 2013

Alison-Madueke: PIB Will Curtail FG, Minister’s Powers

Finally, FG Ready to Hand over TCN to Manitoba

Boko Haram Kidnaps French Children in Cameroun

Court Orders FG to Pay N37.6bn Damages for Odi Invasion

Ubah: Maduka, Others Head for Appeal Court

Under Fire, PDP Governors Call for Emergency Meeting

N13.5bn Debt: Babalakin, AMCON Consider

FG Appoints Vice-Chancellors, Registrars for New Universities

FG to Earn over 50% Foreign Exchange from Agro-industrial Exports

Jonathan: D-8 Agreements Will Strengthen Relations

15 Russians Arraigned, Remanded in Custody for Arms Deal

FESTAC Blast: Police Arrest Suspects

Mark, Kufour, Condemn Use of Religion for Political Gains

Chukwu, Nwosu Mourn Okey Isima

Pension Contributions: Recovery Agents Visit 5,584 Defaulters

AU Considers Buying Drought Insurance from Agency

Hamas Accuses Egypt of Flooding Gaza Tunnels

Tunisian Prime Minister, Jebali, Quits?

French Soldier Killed in Mali, 20 Rebels Dead

California: Gunman Kills Three in Carjacking Spree

The $67 Billion Foreign Reserves Legacy (2)

NFF Mourns Okey Isima

Should Barack Obama or Next US President Get Raise?

Syrian Rocket Attack on Aleppo Kills 20

US Executives May Have Faked Deaths in Mexico

US, Iran Find Common Ground: Olympic Wrestling

FCTA Goes Tough on Posters, Banners, Billboards Placement

Hollande: Nigerian ‘Terrorists’ Nab French Tourists in Cameroon

NIPP: FG Condemns Contractor Handling Egbema, Omoku, Alaoji Plants

Kogi Government Assures to Sustain Peace and Security

Jang Assures New GOC of State’s Support

Jonathan Says D-8 Agreements Will Strengthen Relations

David Mark: Failed Politicians Bring Religion into Politics

Senior Pakistani Insurgent Arrested in Afghanistan

Turkish Police Raid Leftist Group after US Embassy Bombing

China Military Unit 'Behind Hacking'

'Gigantic' Diamond Heist in Brussels

Oscar Pistorius 'Shot Steenkamp in Bathroom'

Ugokwe: How We Got FoI Act Passed

Oscar Pistorius Due Back in Court

British Soldiers to Train Forces in Mali

Cameron Bids for India Cyber Co-operation

VAW: The Deepest Form of Debasement

Why Transformation Agenda Must Include a Life Free from Violence

Rape! Incest! Violence! Women! Children!

NASS, Pass Violence Against Persons Bill Now!

For the Next Generation, a Legacy of Rape and Incest?

New Contract Reports Angers Wenger

Girlfriend's Mom: Why Did He Do This?

Presidents Day: Bipartisan Views on Greatness

Russia Sending Planes to Syria to Deliver Aid, Pick Up Citizens

EU Approves Tighter Sanctions on N’Korea

Russian Scientists Recover Meteor Fragments

Syrian Rebels Push Offensive for Major Airport

Firm Seeks Enhanced Farmers Income through Phones

Shell Oil Fields: Ogonis Resist NPDC’s Re-entry Moves

Mainstreet Board Not in Crisis, Says AMCON

Monday, February 18, 2013

UK Court Rejects Akingbola’s Appeal Bid

Fresh Suit to Stop Salami's Return Emerges

Mali Crisis: ECOWAS Appoints Nigerian to Command Position

Presidency: No Indices of Failed State in Nigeria

FG Cautions Agencies against False Procurements

FG’s Domestic Gas Programme Stalls Take-off of Brass, OkLNG Projects

FG Justifies Establishment of New Federal Universities

Post-2015 MDGs: Okonjo-Iweala Calls for Increased Investment in Energy, Transport

Court Quashes Subsidy Probe Report

GAT Ownership: Bi-Courtney is Deceiving Itself, Says FAAN

Onolememen: Fresh Repairs on Third Mainland Bridge to Cost N5bn

Nigerian Fraudster Jailed Two Years for Involvement in Lotto Scam

CBN: We Can’t Ban Foreign Currencies for Local Transactions

Jonathan Orders Security Agencies to Rescue Abducted Foreigners

How 20 PDP Governors Struck One-term Deal with Jonathan

One Killed, Police Officer Injured in Lagos Explosion

Price of Rice to Rise as FG Hikes Levy, Says RiMIDAN

FG Needs N350bn Annually to Tackle Water Supply, Sanitation, Says Jonathan

Ondo Workers, Artisans Mobilise for Mimiko’s Inauguration

Kuku: Amnesty Programme Won't Allow Me Contest 2015 Election

Ekoli Bridge: Bayelsa Govt Demands N5.2 Billion Intervention Fund from FG

Egypt Court Rejects Election Law, May Delay Poll

Five Workers Shot at Amplats Mine in S'Africa

UN Says Has List of Syrian War Crimes Suspects

Taraba People Are Being Deceived over Suntai’s Health, Says Senator Al-Hassan

Abduction: Jonathan Orders Security Agencies to Locate, Rescue Foreigners

Whereabouts of Kidnapped Expatriates Still Unknown

Pop Star Goldie... And The Music Stopped

Unpaid Salaries: Plateau Tertiary Institutions Workers Threaten Strike

Can An Intense Workout Help You Live Longer?

Russia to Try Dead Lawyer over Corruption

Quetta: Shia Hazaras Refuse to Bury Pakistan Bomb Dead

Hugo Chavez 'Back in Venezuela' after Cuba Cancer Care

Egypt: President's Son Drops Govt Job after Furore

From Tragedy to Triumph

BBC Series Spotlights King of African Oil

Hey goldie...

Thousands at Climate Rally Want Obama to Reject Keystone Pipeline

Ecuador's Correa in Re-election Triumph

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JFK Items Auctioned 50 Years after Assassination

More Controversies Stall $470m Abuja CCTV Project

54 Stockbroking Firms Accept N8.9bn Forbearance Package

Nigeria Loses $129bn to Illicit Outflows, Says Report

Mrs Jonathan: I Was in Coma for Seven Days

Daniel: Why We’re Enforcing ‘No Premium No Cover’

Analysts Warn against Oil Price Shock

Sunday, February 17, 2013

Paucity of Funds Delays N10bn Bayelsa Road Project

Four Governors Under Probe, Says ICPC

31 Years after NYSC, Jonathan Honoured at Place of Primary Assignment

Contempt: Uba, IG Know Fate Today

Maina: PRTT Does Not Take Custody of Pension Funds

Gunmen Kidnap Seven Foreigners in Bauchi

Army Trains 2,094 Soldiers in Counter-terrorism

Falana: Recover Stolen Money Diverted by Contractors, NNPC and MDAs Now

Bi-Courtney: We are Set to Take over GAT

Tension in Jos as Soldier Kills Varsity Staff

Lagos Intensifies Flood Abatement Programme

Maitama Sule Blames Nigeria’s Problems on Gross Injustice

Ondo Oil Communities Seek Direct Release of Derivation Funds

JAMB Dissociates Self from Extortion Allegations

Onaiyekan Advises Legislators to Discredit Same-Sex Marriage

Plane Crash: Report Indicts NCAA, Bellview

ACN: Why Oyo Govt Demanded Repatriation of Money from EFCC

Police Arrest Prophet, Accomplice for Possession of Human Parts

Reality TV Star, Kardashian, Excites Lagos Audience

Poor Corporate Results Retard Stock Market Rally

Funeral for Pistorius' Girlfriend Tuesday

French, Malian Troops Secure Rebel Strongpoint Near Gao

Libyans Put Aside Woes to Celebrate Uneasy Anniversary

Israeli Premier Defends Israel in Prisoner Scandal

United Nations Reviewing Asteroid Impact Threat

Israel: Former FM, Lieberman, Pleads Not Guilty as Trial Starts

Bangladesh Amends War Crimes Law, Mulls Banning Islamists

Tension in Jos as STF Soldier Kills Varsity Staff

Kenya: Man Killed Assembling Bomb Before Political Rally

Women's Group Plans Protest Against Some Northern Politicians

Patience: "I Died,God Woke Me Up"

Bauchi Attack Update: Eight Foreigners Kidnapped

Three Militants Shot Dead in Russia's Dagestan

Pakistan Faces Growing Anger over Sectarian Bombings

Blasts Hit Baghdad Shi'ite Districts, Killing 20

NASA: Meteor Blast Bigger than Previously Thought

FARC Releases Colombia Soldier Held for Several Weeks

Akin Ogunbiyi: Insurance Business Must Create Value

Saturday, February 16, 2013

2015 and the APC Challenge

Akume: Allegation of Certificate Forgery Callous

THISDAY Awards 2013 Holds in Abeokuta with President Clinton

Babangida Aliyu: Jonathan Agreed to Serve One Term

The Fantasy World of an Aviation ‘Expert’

Safety Rules: Lagos Reads Riot Act to Private Schools

Expect More Floods in 2013, NIMET Warns

Nigeria Sliding into a Failed State, Say Nwabueze, Akinrinade, Others

Annual Hult Prize: LBS Advances to Regional Finals

FG Restates Commitment to Science, Mathematics Education

Complaints Commission Seeks Police Support on Justice

Adelegan Chronicles Nigeria’s Impact on Global Christianity

NOG 2013: Halogen Partners Earthsearch to Showcase Security Technology

Pilgrim Commission Airlifted 20,000 Christians to Israel, Rome in 2012

Army, SSS Attack Suspected Terrorists’ Hideout in Bauchi

US Boosts Maritime Security Training with $1m

Remains of Late Dele Giwa’s Mother Buried

NDIC Provides Succour for Depositors of Failed Banks

Prima Garnet Loses Airtel Creative Account

Foreigners Arrested for Trying to Spread Christianity in Libya

UN Says Delayed Congo Peace Deal Due to be Signed Feb 24

Sentenced to Life at 16, Woman Hopes for Freedom

G20 Steps Back from Currency Brink, Heat off Japan

Oscar Pistorius: TV Channel Defends Steenkamp Show

Obama Bypasses Congress with Public Economic Pitch

Pakistan Market Bomb Kills Dozens

Vatican: Conclave Electing New Pope Could Start Before March 15

Army Graduates 2,904 Soldiers for Counter-Terrorism

Malaysia Detains Australian Senator

Top Iraq Intelligence Man 'Killed'

Supreme Leader: Iran Not Seeking Nuclear Weapon

Karzai: NATO Air Strikes for Afghan Security Forces Must End

Top Sri Lankan Journalist Shot

Russia: Clean-up for Meteorite-hit Urals

Silent Revolutions in the Coal City State

And Chime Finally Returns


Goldie Harvey: Lived, Loved And Lost

Chime and His Lying Aides

Friday, February 15, 2013

Appeal Court Fixes April 8 for Arguments in Baba Suwe's Case

Electricity Delivery: FG Threatens to Deal with Saboteurs

Jonathan Wants Maina Sanctioned for Abscondment

Court to Hear Al-Mustapha’s Death Sentence Appeal April 29

Pope’s Successor: Doubts Over Cardinal Arinze’s Eligibility

FG Commences Dualisation of Benin-Auchi-Lokoja-Abuja Road

Jealous Wife Sets Husband Ablaze for Spending More Time with Rival

Viable Economy, Solution to Boko Haram, Security, Says Sanusi

Hundreds Hurt as Meteorite Hits Russia

Abuja Mini Bus Ban: FCT Minister Promises N500m Palliatives

Amaechi Promises 20-hours Power Supply in Rivers State by March

FRSC: Human Factor not Bad Roads Responsible for Accidents

Where Do We Go From Here?


Eyes on the Eagles’ Next Big Flight

Egypt: Islamists Rally for Mursi in Cairo

Asteroid in Record Earth Near-miss

Big Powers to Offer Easing Gold Sanctions at Iran Nuclear Talks

Kashmir Border: India Kills Pakistani Soldier

First Post-surgery Images of Hugo Chavez Shown

Kenya Election: Ruling Leaves Kenyatta Free to Run

Barcelona to Visit '80million' Fans in June

The Point Chime Missed

Pistorius 'in Tears' During Court Hearing

For Going AWOL Jonathan Orders Action against Maina

Afghan Army Trains Women for Special Forces

Gunmen's ‘Royal Army’ ID Adds Twist to Malaysia Border Standoff

Mali: Counter-insurgency Task Ties Down French

Body in Mountain Cabin 'was Dorner'

Key US General Backs Keeping Afghan Forces at Peak Strength

‘Blade Runner’ Pistorius Faces Court Friday on Murder Charge

Thursday, February 14, 2013

Jonathan Orders Probe into Allegations against Maina

Soyinka: N4bn Budget for First Ladies’ Mission Unconstitutional

FG Allays Fears over Stoppage of Oil Importation by US

Vandals: Why We Killed Three NNPC Officials at Arepo

Lent: Jonathan Lauds Nigerians’ Prayers

Carrington: Nigeria Will Overcome Tribal, Religious Differences

US Embassy Outlines Condition for Baby Delivery in America

BBA Star, Goldie Harvey Dies after Brief Illness

Give Us Adequate Fund and We’ll Perform, IG Tells FG

OGFTZ: Oil Workers Suspend Planned Strike

Telcos Lose 6,000 Generators in One Year to Miscreants

Group Wants Salami Dismissed, Urges Prosecution of MTN

UniAbuja: Contentious Courses for Accreditation by April

NYSC Sanctions 56, Honours 31 in Ekiti, Ondo


Crunch Week Looms for Mourinho's Madrid after Draw

UK: Three Men Arrested in Horsemeat Scandal

Nigeria Hit by Three Pirate Attacks in Eight Days

Plane Crash Kills UEFA CL fans in Donetsk

Egyptian Regulator Appeals against Court's YouTube Ban

Kenya Presidential Contender Wants Hague Trial Postponed

Iranian Guards Commander Killed in Syria

FG will Tighten Security around Polio Workers, Minister of health

N74bn Rivers State Monorail Ready by September, Says Ameachi

Presidency: Civil Service Rules Will Decide Maina's Fate

Israeli Lawyer Sheds Some Light on Australian Spy Mystery

German Airports Disrupted by Security Staff Strike

Lent: Jonathan Grateful to Nigerians, Appreciates Arumemi-Ikhide, Arik Air Boss

Bitters: The Next Aphrodisiac

This is Not the PDP of Our Dream, Says Kunle

Osoba: Presidency Killed Pre-2011 Alliance Talks

S'Korea Unveils Missile it Says Can Hit North's Leaders

Suicide Bomber Kills Three Police in Russian Caucasus

Putting Power into the Hands of Kwara Youths

French, Mali Troops Recover Explosives in Gao

Sudan Wants to Buy five Antonovs from Ukraine

Tsvangirai: Zimbabwe Elections Expected July

Fighting Rages Near Aleppo Airport

Foundation Hosts OEMs on Local Content

Wednesday, February 13, 2013

Ondo Bows to Pressure, Suspends Monarch

House: NNPC Must Remit N6.3tn to Consolidated Revenue Fund

Senate Battles President over Maina, Pension Task Force Boss

Jonathan Moves to Weaken PDP Governors Influence

Police: Abuja Road Blocks to Remain Till Security Improves

Edevbie, Ex-Yar’Adua’s Aide, Sues EFCC

Amnesty Office Assures Ex-Agitators on Stipends

Bakassi Returnees Sue FG, Demand N30bn Compensation

AMCON: We Have Taken over Babalakin's Properties

Jonathan Lauds Buhari’s Presence at Centenary Celebration

IG Redeploys 33 CPs, Calls for Rededication to Service

FG Sets up Foreign Assets Verification Committee

It is Illegal for Jonathan to Sign the 2013 Budget Now, Says Falana

Trial of Ahmadu Ali’s Son for N4bn Subsidy Fraud Continues

FG Increases Troops in Mali to 724

Salami: MTN Denies Improper Conduct

The Message From Johannesburg

Bakkasi Resettlement: N-Delta Ministry Builds 40 Houses with N380M

Mali Community Leaders Commend Nigerian Troops

Dorner's License Found in Burned Cabin

Suspected Terrorist Accuses SSS of Tampering With His Statement

Man Arrested over Abuse of Senegalese Star

AFCON: Jonathan Gingers Supporters Club With N5m

Auto Crashes: 11 People Burnt to Death in Kano, Four Die in Kogi

Thai Insurgents Attack Army Base, Troops Kill 16

Ten Afghan ‘Civilians’ Killed in NATO Airstrike

Security Forces Kill Suspected Militant in Russian Caucasus

Pope Thanks Public for 'Sympathy'

AFCON: Jonathan Ginger Supporters Club With N5m

Knifeman Kills Three in Guam Attack

UN Condemns N’Korea Nuclear Test

Los Angeles Police Deny Finding Body in Cabin

Tuesday, February 12, 2013

Jonathan Showers Gifts, Honours on Super Eagles

Naval Officer Kills Policeman with Dagger

Pay Your Debt, AMCON Tells Babalakin

Ex-Naval Officer, 2 Others Arrested for Navy Recruitment Scam

Resignation: Jonathan Hails Pope’s Courage

FG Expresses Fear over Delivery of Calabar Power Plant

Sultan Wants Violence Treated as Criminal Offence

FG Urged to Fund NIFOR

Court Remands Arepo Pipeline Suspects in Prison

JTF Impounds Two Vessels, Destroys 23 Illegal Refineries

Maku: Cross River Becoming Manufacturing Hub

Power: We Have Enormous Problems, But We Shall Overcome, Says Minister

Court Remands Two Journalists in Kano

SURE-P Received N180bn in 2012

Lamorde, Otedola to Testify against Lawan

FG Mulls Alternative Funding Structures for Transmission Network

Police Establish Communication between Salami, ACN Leaders

Chime: I Was Treated for Cancer of the Nose

Dana Air Plane Crash Blamed on Human Error

Why Keshi Resigned, by Mark

Pension Operators Eye 20m RSA Holders in 2017

MultiChoice Promises More Customer-centric Promos

Jonathan Vs Amaechi : In Whose Interest?

Audacious el-Rufai

Malouda Slams Chelsea over Treatment

Pope Benedict XVI Dogged by Hitler Youth Past

UN Official: Syria Death Toll Nears 70,000

US: DNA Frees Man Convicted in 1981 Killing

China Joins US, Japan in Condemning N’Korea Nuclear Test

Syria: Air Base Falls as Assad's Forces Come Under Pressure

Russia Urges N’Korea to Return to Talks after Nuclear Test

UEFA League: Rooney Attacked in Spain

Defence Appoints New Chairman for Military Pensions Board

Presidency, National Assembly Reach Truce on 2013 Budget

Court Remands Two Kano Journalists in Police custody

Power: We Shall Overcome Our Problems, Says Minister

Retirement: Jonathan Hails Pope’s Courage

Former Italy Intelligence Chief Jailed in Rendition Case

Fugitive Ex-LA Cop Charged with Murder of Officer

US Envoy Reassures Israel on Iran Ahead of Obama Visit

Kogi: DPR Seals 20 Petrol Stations

Furore over Dissolution of Kwara Councils

Pope Benedict 'Will Not Interfere in Choosing New Pope'

N’Korea Confirms Third Nuclear Test

UniPort Honours Ogba, Diack, Others

For the Awomolos, Every Day is Valentine’s!

For the Usoros, Too Bad Courts Don’t Go on Holiday on Valentine’s Day!

Keeping It Simple with the Falanas on Valentines

Ozekhome…the Activist as Lover

AFCON 2013 Fallout: Keshi Withdraws Resignation

Sanusi: CBN Not in Hurry to Relax Monetary Policy

Egypt: Protesters, Police Clash on Mubarak Anniversary

Afghan War Hero Receives Medal of Honour

US Ships Military Equipment Out of Afghanistan

UEFA League: Haves Take on Have-nots as PSG Meet Valencia

Monday, February 11, 2013

Railway Unions Want Improved Welfare Package

Keshi Resigns as Super Eagles Coach

Pope Benedict Quits February 28

Presidency 2015: APC Leaders Move to Dissuade Buhari

Driving Entrepreneurship, Job Creation through Technology

FG Wants Nigeria-Cameroun Access Road Opened

EFCC, NBA Back Anti-cyber Crime Bill

Ex-militants Issue Ultimatum to FG over Unpaid Stipends

FG Plans Devt Finance Institution for Long-term Funding

Jaji Bombings Ex-Infantry Corps Commander under Probe Says COAS

Babalakin: I’m Not Indebted to AMCON

Suleja Suspected Bombers Have Cases to Answer

Jonathan, Cameron Discuss Trade, Security

Ex-Banker Dies Watching Africa Cup of Nations Finals

Parents Withdraw Children, Wards from Ekiti Community Schools over Farmer’s Murder

Okonjo-Iweala: Jonathan Will Sign 2013 Budget this Week

Yero Promises to Unite Muslims, Christians

EFCC Re-arraigns ?Fani-Kayode for Money Laundering

Okonjo-Iweala: FG Committed to Fighting Crude Oil Theft

Gunmen Kill Three Persons, 23 Cows in Plateau

Auta Warns Judges Handling AMCON Cases against Ex-parte Motions

FJSC Battles to Meet Job Seekers Request

FG’s N100bn Textile Intervention Fund Saves 8,070 Jobs

NBA Threatens to Drag JTF to UN over Illegal Detention

Sultan Seeks Role for Monarchs in National Identity Scheme

Normalcy Returns as Saraki Assures Offa, Erin-Ile Towns of Peace

10 Arrested as IG Orders Security around Medical Personnel, Hospitals

Firm Sues Bianca for N140m over Queens Drive Property

Returning to Our Value System

Judge’s Retirement Stalls Alao-Akala's Trial

Jaji Bombings: General Still Under Investigation

Syria Rebels Seize Dam, Blast on Turkish Border

Pope's Sudden Resignation Sends Shockwaves Through Church

Tunisia's Moncef Marzouki's CPR Stays in Govt

AFCON 2013: Stephen Keshi Reportedly Resigns

Bayero's Attack: Police Parade 7 Suspects

Unknown Gunmen Kill Three Persons, 23 Cows in Plateau

Attack on Health Workers: Police Arrest Three Broadcasters in Kano

Euro Crisis Damage Seen in Worst Quarter Since Lehman

Mali Troops in Gao Hunt for Fighters

Plane Carrying Guinean Military Officials Crashes in Liberia

Israel Holds 10 Women for Violating Holy Site

Ten Killed in Blast at Russian Coal Mine

Pope Benedict to Step Down Feb 28

$1m Reward for Fugitive LAPD Officer

Philippine Town Mourns Largest Captive Crocodile

India: 36 Dead in Stampede at Hindu Festival

FCMB: Free Visa Cards Will Serve Customers Better

We Have No Plans to Relocate Flow Station, Says Pan Ocean

NABDA DG Harps on Importance of Bio-safety Bill

Yar’Adua’s Political Associates Elect New Officers Call on opposition parties to close ranks

Aliyu: Insecurity Has Taken a Toll on the North

The Need for Strategic Management of Workplace Stress

SMEDAN Seeks Indonesian Investment in Nigerian MSME Sector

IITA Moves to Boost Nigeria’s Tertiary Institutions

CreditRegistry Introduces Credit Bureau Scores

ForexTime Commences Operations in Nigeria

Interbank Rates Rise as Treasury Bills Auction Drains Liquidity

All-Share Index Soars as Investors Sentiment Remain Positive

FCMB Bank Boss Rates Africa’s Banks High in Innovations

Osun Targets Food Basket Status with 2013 Budget

AMCON Seizes Babalakin’s Properties over N13.5bn Debt

19 Years After, Nigeria is Back as African Champion

Sunday, February 10, 2013

Nigerian Equities Take Lead in New Scramble for Africa

2015 Primaries: PDP Considers Right of First Refusal for Jonathan, Govs

19 Years After, Nigeria isBack as African Champion

Hunter Kills Wife over Family Rift

Police Arrest 74 Suspects for Murder of Lagos Chief

‘80% of Nigeria’s Woes Caused by Corruption’

Jonathan, Dickson Excited with Dudafa’s Achievements

Crisis Looms as Varsity Workers Mobilise for Strike

Sokoto Launches Literary Works of Usman Danfodio

Over 6000 Ghost Workers Discovered in Plateau Civil Service

Jonathan, Dickson Excited with Dudafa’s Achievements

Passengers with Arms Arrested at MMIA

Igbo Group Seeks Judicial Inquiry into Bodies Dumped in Ezu River

Pray for My Government, Aregbesola Tells Muslims

‘80% of Nigeria’s Woes Caused by Corruption’

Appeal Court Reserves Suit on Ownership of Daily Times for Judgment

Ozuah: Police Keep Mum on Fate of Culprits

Boko Haram Kills Three Chinese Doctors in Potiskum

StarTimes Adds UEFA Champions League Channel, Others

Emir of Kano Returns This Week, Says CBN Governor

Wogu Bags Pride of Abia Gong

US Northeast Digs Out from Blizzard; New Storm Brews

After Two Months Absent, Still No Sign of Chavez

Patriarch Warns Syrians of Reliving Lebanon's Errors

Lemo: Banks’ Profits Are Now Genuine

A Prayer for El-Rufai

Intellectualizing Nigeria's Ethnic Nationalism

Netanyahu to Discuss Iran, Syria, Palestinians With Obama

Heavy Gunfire in North Mali Town

Tunisia: President's Party Quits Islamist-led Govt

Muslim Brotherhood Want Aide as Top Egypt Cleric

Six Killed, 16 Injuried in Bauchi Autocrash

Gov Wada: My Accident Was an Eye Opener

Stakeholders Seek Amendments to NEMA Act

Yobe: Unknown Assailants Kill Three Korean Doctors

Malian Troops Foil Second Suicide Bomb Attack in Gao

Snow-hit US States Begin Clear-up

NATO's Afghanistan Force Gets New US Commander

Kogi: Wada Hails Newly Installed Ciroman Ebira

Gen John Allen: ISAF 'on Road' to Afghan Victory

Britain's PM Cameron Urges Scotland Not to Leave

Boeing Completes 'Uneventful' 787 Dreamliner Test Flight

LAPD Makes Offer to Fugitive Suspect

Like a Fairy Tale...

Saturday, February 09, 2013

Oshiomhole, Obi Differ on All Progressives Congress

Adedoja Tasks Oyo PDP Members on Party Building

Edo Council Poll: Opposition Threatens to Pull Out

Eagles/Burkina Faso Clash: Mark Leads Delegation to S' Africa

Oil Firm Concludes Free Cancer Screening Exercise

S’West Expo: Don Upbeat on Regional Integration

Yero Warns on Dwindling IGR

Varsity Reviews Expulsion of 20 Students

Police Academy ‘ll Admit Only Qualified Candidate

Sokoto Goes Tough on Illegal Structures

NAF to Help Flush Out Armed Bandits in Kaduna

Police Bust Fake Navy Recruitment Syndicate

Ex-ANAN Chief Tasks FG on Adequate Security

Kogi Inaugurates Essential Drugs Monitoring Committee

Nasarawa: Three Persons, Not 50, Died in Herdsmen Attack

Police Kill Two Gunmen in Kano

FG Condemns Killing of Uniport Four

Orubebe: East-West Road to be Completed Dec. 2014

3rd Mainland Bridge: New Report Shows 1, 318 Foundation Piles Defective

Nigeria’s Troops in Mali to Ensure ‘Our Survival’, Says Ashiru

Moses to Play, Emenike Dicey As Eagles Confront B’Faso

Bauchi Civil Servants to Donate to Vulnerable Children

Oyo Now a Beauty to Behold, Says Ajimobi

Ansar-ud-Deen National Missioner Hails Aregbesola

Abuja Environmental Board Raids Hawkers

Construction Work Begins on 100km Road in Ogun

Stakeholders Fault National Health Bill

Kano Moves to Boost Transportation with 100 Buses

Lagos Black Heritage Sets 1001 Faces of Corruption as Theme

Soyinka in the Forest of Olodumare

Nigerian Banks and Key Drivers of Performance in 2013

Flaws Found in US Missile Shield

US Blizzard Kills Two, Leaves Thousands Without Power

Tunisian Islamists Rally to show ‘Power of Street’

NFF Mourns Joe Ighile

John Kerry Refuses to Speak French at News Conference

German 'Plagiarism' Minister Quits

North-east US Paralysed by Snowstorm

Fatal Crash Closes Charleroi Airport

Attack on Iranian Dissident Camp in Iraq Kills Five

British Man Charged over US Death Threats

Kano: Police Repel Gunmen Attack, Arrest Two Suspects

'Historic' Snowstorm Blankets US

Opposition Slams Chavez Allies over Venezuelan Devaluation

Victor Moses: A Story of Resilience

The Kid Takes a Walk

Kolade and the Sure-P Shibboleth

Tribute to Papa Archbishop Abiodun Adetiloye

Of Cement Glut Theory and a Reality-Trumping Profit

What fiction editors want in 2013

Pathetic Stories Of Suleja Prison Inmates

Police not a Revenue- Generating Organisation, Says Tsafe

Okonjo-Iweala: Insurance Companies Operating on Colonial Laws

Alleged Killers of Cynthia Osokogu Arraigned for Murder

Oil Theft: JTF Lied, Eleme Community Insists

CBN Unveils Framework for Agent Banking

Large Crowd Heralds Chime's Return to Enugu

Polio Immunization: Gunmen Kill 9 Health Workers in Kano

Farouk Lawan, Emenalo Get Bail

Jonathan Graces Obasanjo Foundation Launch

Nollywood And The Centenary Project: When Anyim Pius Anyim Called

MTN Foundation Invests N6bn in Social Projects, Unveils Science Lab in Abia

Jang Signs N749m Contract to Rescue Standard Newspaper

Cleric Laments Dishonesty Among Church Leaders

Suspected Killers of Imo Deputy Governor’s Aide Arrested

Friday, February 08, 2013

Lassa Fever: JUTH Tasks FG on Screening Centres

CISPSMN Says Non-Implementation of Procurement Act, Recipe for Corruption

Navy, Police Renew Ties, Pledge Synergy

Police Banish Oyo Monarch from Home

Orji Assents to 2013 Appropriation Bill

Jonathan Canvasses Critical Research for Universities

RIVSIEC Recruits 1500 Adhoc Staff

Kola Karim: Shoreline’s Acquisition Of Oml 30 Legitimate And Transparent

Adebija: Savvy Personage On Many Fronts

French Charge North in Mali, Bamako Shooting Kills Two

Egyptian Protesters Clash with Police after Days of Calm

France Plays Down Report of Ransom Paid for Niger Hostages

Ex-cop Hunted over California Vendetta Killings

Court Grants Lawan, Emenalo Bail

Tunisia Mourns Murdered Politician, Chokri Belaid

Ex-President Bush’s Email Hacked

Assad's Forces Try to Beat Back Rebels Near Damascus

Pakistan: Blast Near Mosque Kills 16

AFCON 2013 Final: Jonathan Designates Mark, Others to Cheer Eagles

President's Son Leads Chadians Against Islamists in Mali

Mali: Paratroopers Mutiny in Bamako, Gunfire Heard

At Least 26 Killed in Car Bomb Blasts in Iraq Shi'ite Areas

Group: 54 Died in Syria Military Factory Blast

Young Boost for United Before Busy ELP Week

Kano: Gunmen Kill Nine Female Health Workers

Tunisia to Bury Murdered Leader

US North-east Braces for 'Historic' Snowstorm

China Rejects Japan Radar-lock Allegation

Thursday, February 07, 2013

Senate Asks FG to Save River Niger Bridge from Collapse

Women Protest Non-release of Husbands in Maiduguri

Chime Returns after 140 Days Abroad

Parties Plan Special Conventions to Ratify Merger

Buhari: Opposition Set to Reclaim Nigeria from PDP

Bayero’s Attack: Police Declare Two Wanted

Pipeline Vandalism: Court Remands 11 Fishermen

ExxonMobil Awards Subsea 7 Contract for Deepwater Field

Nigeria’s Troops in Mali Stand at 500

FG Earmarks N15bn for Operators of Mass Transit

Court Affirms Obiora as Chairman, Daily Times

Okorocha Effects Cabinet Reshuffle, Merges Ministries

NAICOM: Why Dana Victims’ Claims are Delayed

East-West Road to be Completed in 2014, Says Orubebe

Dangote Rewards Super Eagles with N130m

Sambo Seeks Time Frame for Devt of FCT Communities

Kuku Denies Involvement in Boyloaf's Arrest

Kwankwaso: Why I Okayed W’Bank’s $27m Malaria Programme

17 Years After, Water to Run in Public Taps in Yenagoa

JTF to Probe Allegation of Petroleum Products Theft by Soldiers

Imo Workers Demand Recall of Suspended Perm Sec

Ogun Harmonises Company Taxes and Levies

Agbakoba Threatens to Sue State AGs for Poor Funding of Judiciary

Flooding: Orelope-Adefulire Calls for Stakeholders’ Collaboration

Jonathan, Morsi Renew Ties

NIMET: Harmattan Weather Won’t Hurt Flight Operations

As Nigerians Await New Consumer Law

Tunisia's Political Crisis Deepens

S’Africa Outraged at Gang Rape of Teenager

Palestinian Officials: Obama Must Pressure Israel

Closing Ranks

A Day at the Spa Relaxes Dabiri-Erewa

STF Constitute Panel of Enquiry into Murder of Police Inspector

Mali: Total Nigeria Military Personnel Now 500

Ex-LA Cop Sought in Shootings of 3 Cops, 2 Slayings

Panetta Defends US Military Response in Libya Attack

Iran: Khamenei Rebuffs US’ Offer of Direct Talks

Sambo Tasks Committee on Development of Peri-FCT Communities

FCTA Justifies Demolition of Shanties at Apo Mechanic Village

Jonathan Celebrates Eagles Aboard Presidential Jet

Spain: Del Bosque Successfully Blooding New Generation

Court: Plotters Wanted Overthrow of Congo Leader

Iran Airs Images Allegedly Extracted from US Drone

China Says Probing Japan Complaint About Radar Lock-on

Draghi Counts Cost of Saving Euro as Currency Rebounds

European Stock-Index Futures Are Little Changed

Gov Chime Arrives Abuja

Delusions of Today’s Men

Tunisian Govt Dissolved after Critic's Killing Causes Fury

Khaled Meshaal: Hamas, Fatah in Unity Talks

Magnitude 6.2 Aftershock Strikes Near Solomon Islands

Ex-backer Slams WikiLeaks Founder, Julian Assange

Palestinian President Chides Leaders over Gaza Visits

US Sanctions Iranian Broadcasters, Citing Censorship

Mali: French Battle Rebels in Sahara, Tuaregs an Issue

Tunisia Strike Call after Murder

Indonesia: Two Hurt in Giant Lizard Attack

Wednesday, February 06, 2013

Fashola Decries FG’s Interference in Lagos Power Project

Amaechi Urges FG to Implement UNEP Recommendations on Oil Spill

IMO: Piracy in Nigeria Differs from that of Somalia

Robbers Abandon AK 47 Rifle after Stealing N2m

CBN to Extend Cashless Policy to FCT, Rivers, Kano, Abia from July 1

Mali: Obasanjo Rallies International Support for Military Coalition

Opposition Parties Float All Progressive Congress

Panasonic Reports Profit Increase

NNPC Flight Overshoots Runway at Osubi Airstrip

House Okays Bill to Penalise Airlines

Chime Expected Back in Enugu Today

Attack on Bayero: JTF Arrests Mastermind

Senate Moves to Punish Companies, Agencies for Corporate Manslaughter

House Seeks Recall of Sacked Identity Card Workers

Three Journalists Detained for Probing Mass Failure in Unity School

Maina Drags Senate, Police to Court, Demands N1.5bn Damages

FEC Meeting Fails to Hold, as Sambo Meets Committee on DICON

Offa-Erin-Ile Crisis- Ahmed Warns Troublemakers to Stay Away from Kwara

Subsidy Fraud: Prosecution Witness Could not Identify Defendants

Missing NYSC Member: Suspected Ritualist Remanded in Prison

CACOL Warns Judges against Ridiculing Justice System

No Disarmament in Niger Delta, Says Kuku

Suleja Bombing: Suspects Dismiss Evidence

Enugu Gov, UNN VC Hail Nebo’s Appointment as Power Minister

Two Brothers Get Two Years Jail Term for N12m Fraud

Passengers Stranded over Poor Facilitation at Lagos Airport

Obasanjo Calls on Leaders to Imbibe Culture of Creating Legacies

Lassa Fever Kills Over 5,000 Nigerians Annually, Says Expert

Attack on Bayero: JTF Arrests Mastermind

Iran's Ahmadinejad Seeks Strategic Axis with Egypt

Fury over Tunisia Assassination

Fighting Erupts in Damascus as Rebels Launch Offensive

Human Heads: Berom, Fulani Trade Accusations

Dantong's Killers Are Currently Being Tried, Says STF

Migeria 3 Mali 0

FEC Meeting Suspended, as Sambo Meets Obada, Olubolade

German Education Minister Stripped of Doctorate

FBI: Bombs Found in Alabama Hostage Bunker

'CIA Drone Base' in Saudi Revealed

Mexico Hunts Acapulco Rape Gang

Shoe Thrown at Iranian Leader in Egypt

Tunisian Opposition Politician Shot Dead

Tanker Seized off Cote d'Ivoire Freed

‘We Should Strengthen, Not Whittle, CBN Governor’s Powers’

‘We Should Strengthen, Not Whittle, CBN Governor’s Powers’

Quake off Solomon Islands Triggers Tsunami

French 'Kill Hundreds' in Mali

Netanyahu: Hezbollah Planning 'Global Terror Attacks'

Tuesday, February 05, 2013

Kolade: SURE-P Expended N70bn on Job Creation

Amnesty International Slams Nigeria for Injustice to the Dead

FG Seeks Secret Trial for THISDAY Bomber

Amanpour Likens Super Bowl Outage to Nigerian Situation

FG to Increase Sovereign Wealth Fund to $5bn by 2016

Anxiety Grips Ministers Ahead of Cabinet Reshuffle

Opposition Parties’ Governors Meet, Endorse Merger Plans

DPR Shuts Down Aiteo Depot over Fire Incident Three persons confirmed dead

Two Soldiers, Others Killed in Gun Battle with Pirates

FCT Names N650m Youth Centre after Patience Jonathan

Insecurity, Poor Funding Stall East-West Road

Jonathan to Meet Cameron, Hollande on Mali, Terrorism

Ratings Agencies’ Credibility Takes a Bashing as US Sues S&P

Money Laundering: Court Grants Lamido’s Son Bail

Boko Haram Kills Six Park Rangers in Revenge Attack Soldier kills police inspector after argument

House Tasks UNEP on Oil Pollution in Ogoniland

Ijaw Lawyers Demand N2bn Damages from MTN

NDDC Dualises Road, Builds Hospital in Rivers

Telcos Comply with Directive on Text Charges

Judge Warns EFCC to Take Prosecution of Pension Scam Serious

Lottery Commission Appeals Court Ruling

Is This the End of Human Trafficking?

GoTV, StarTimes in Battle for Consumer Loyalty

Transcorp: How Long Will the Price Rally Last?

The Lawmaker and His Constituency

Of Encounters and Recent History

Charles Taylor Wants Presidential Pension

France to Host Meeting on Libyan Security Next Week

Bulgaria Bomb 'Work of Hezbollah'

Bangladesh Islamist Gets Life for 1971 War Crimes

France Ready to Test New-found Confidence Against Germany

Egypt Protester, Who Died of Wounds, Was Tortured

Iran's Ahmadinejad on Historic Visit to Cairo

Mali: France Arrests Suspected Islamists Near Paris

Iraq: Three Killed as Suicide Bomber Hits Army Checkpoint

Jonathan off to London, Paris

Kolade: SURE P Expends N70 billion

Centenary Anniversary: FG Earmarks Centenary City in Abuja

Plateau: Army Corporal Kills Police Inspector After Argument

FG Applies to Bar Journalists from Thisday Bomber's Trial

'Liverpool Game' at Centre of Match-fixing Investigation

Mali Future Debated at Brussels Meeting

Mexico Tourists Raped Near Acapulco

Japan Protest over China Ship's Radar Action

Money Laundering: Federal High Court Grants Lamido’s Son Bail

United Hit by Jones Blow

Dreamliner Crisis: Boeing Seeks Test Flight for 787

US: Kidnapper Dead, Boy Saved After Police Raid

Mexico Blast Triggered by Gas

First Witness for Delhi Rape Trial

Storm over Kalu’s Return to PDP

Monday, February 04, 2013

Nigeria to Eliminate Cervical Cancer in a Decade

NNPC Faults NEITI Audit, Says It Does Not Owe N1.3trn

Jonathan: 2014 Budget will Target Manufacturing Sector

Presidency: Jonathan is Not Incompetent

Money Laundering: Sule Lamido’s Son Remanded in Prison Custody

Man Dies Watching Eagles Quarterfinal Match

Jonathan: Nigeria’s Amalgamation Was an Act of God

Police Defuse Parcelled Explosive ‘Meant’ for Okonjo-Iweala

Cabinet Shake Up Imminent as New Ministers Are Sworn-in

FG Asks for Time to Respond to Suit for Subsidy Removal

Dickson Endorses LG Autonomy

Attack on Ihejirika is Unnecessary, Says Group

Four Arrested over Rotimi’s Wife’s Abduction

PENGASSAN, NUPENG Threaten to Shut down Onne Free Trade Zone

Gunmen Kidnap Edo Lawmaker, Driver

Farmers, Herdsmen Feud Claims Nine in Adamawa

TUC Boss, Esele Accuses Civil Servants of Conniving with Politicians to Loot Treasury

Newswatch: Court Rejects Motion for Interlocutory Injunction

Ajimobi’s Critics are Ignorant, Says Ex-PFN Chair

Oduah Named Champion Newspapers Man for 2012

Offa, Erin-Ile Crisis: Kwara Suspends Offa, Oyun Council Chairmen

SSS Arrests Two Fraudsters, Recovers Fake $1.5m

Lawyer Drags NAEC to Court over Refusal to Disclose Unspent Budget

Lagos Raids Beggars, Prosecutes 39

Saraki Denies Wife’s Involvement in Sale of Ilorin Amusement Park

Sokoto: Wamakko Signs N115bn Budget into Law

Ground Victims of Dana Crash Get $30,000 Each

Syrian Opposition Chief Renews Dialogue Offer

S’Korea: N’Korea Nuclear Test Would Face Firm UN Action

Testosterone: Can it make you live longer?

S’African Farm Workers Get 52% Pay Rise

Richard III’s Dig: DNA Confirms Bones are English King's

New Bomb Attack in Iraq Kills 19

Presidency Dismisses Accusations of Incompetence against Jonathan as Propaganda

Two Ministers Sworn-in, to Get Portfolios Later

Afghan Peace Deal 'in Six Months'

Taliban Victim Malala Speaks Out

UK: Rapist Hanged Before Sentencing

India President Approves Tough Rape Laws

French Jets Bomb Northern Mali

Sunday, February 03, 2013

CPC Disowns Petition against Mimiko’s Election

Police Officer Kills Colleague during a ‘Beer Parlour‘Argument

Jonathan, Obasanjo Meet, Make Up at Church Service

CBS to Launch Pan-African News Channel

Access Bank Petitions Mukhtar over Judge’s Ruling on Uba

Senate: Petroleum Ministry Delays Progress on PIB

ARISE NEWS Starts Global Broadcast Today

Tafida: African Troops Will Safeguard Mali after France’s Exit

Police Interrogate Boyloaf, Arrest Aides in Lagos

Continued Detention of Sailors Threatens Nigeria-Russia Ties

Dana Begins Payment to Ground Victims of Lagos Crash

Commercial Cable Car Transit Makes Debut in 2014

Shoreline Defends Acquisition of OML 30, Partnership with Heritage Oil Says Tony Buckingham not security threat

NBS Targets October for GDP Rebasing

Orubebe: East-West Road to be Completed in 2014

Kaduna Moves to Ban Commercial Motorcyclists

Cobham Leads Raid on Oil Bunkering Haven in Calabar

FERMA Resurfaces Enugu-Otukpa Road

ICTP Commends Nigeria on Innovative Tourist Products

Group Links Youth Unemployment to Kidnappings, Insurgencies

Declaring Me Wanted is an Abuse of Power, Says Maina

Falana Tackles Jonathan, Obasanjo on Reckless Spending

Abati Lied over Aviation Projects, Says Fani-Kayode

Syrian Opposition Chief Under Fire for Talking with Assad’s Allies

Iran Hedges on Nuclear Talks with Six Powers, US

Pakistani Girl Shot by Taliban Has Successful Skull Surgery

Assad: Israel Destabilising Syria

Obasanjo, Otedola Pray, Eat Lunch With Jonathan

FG Moves to Complete Upgrade of Teaching Hospitals, Medical Centres

Femi Fani-Kayode: Abati Lied Over Aviation Projects

UK to Host Afghan-Pakistani Talks

N’Korea Meeting Hints at Nuclear Test

Iraq: Suicide Bomber, Gunmen Kill 33 in Kirkuk

FG to Dualise Lokoja-Benin Road

Missing US Tourist 'Found dead' in Turkey

White House Rebuffed Clinton-Petraeus Plan to Arm Syrian Rebels

Philippines: Abu Sayyaf Militants Release Two Hostages

Saturday, February 02, 2013

Sambo’s Borno Visit: The Road to Peace

Sambo: We’re Ready for Boko Haram Peace Talks

Paediatricians Lament Poor State of Health Facilities in Nigeria

Sultan: Don't Use Zakkat Stipend to Marry

Maduekwe: Nigerian Mission in Canada Not Broke

Ijaws Petition Jonathan Over Alleged Marginalisation

Canada Promises Robust Bilateral Trade With Nigeria

Ashafa, Tinubu Present N109m to Michael Otedola College

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Appeal Court Upholds Death Sentence on Reverend King

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