This Day News Archive for March 2013

Saturday, March 30, 2013

Bashir to Make First Visit to S’Sudan Since independence

Mandela ‘Comfortable’, Responding to Treatment

Egypt Satirist Faces Arrest Warrant

CAR Leader, Facing Isolation, Says No Reprisals

Afghanistan: NATO Air Strike Kills Two Children, Nine Suspected Taliban

Kenya: Supreme Court Upholds Kenyatta Election Victory

In Pakistan Underworld, a Cop is Said to be King

Karzai Heads to Qatar with Taliban Talks on Agenda

Death Toll in Tanzania Collapse Hits 17

US Lawmakers Tighten Belts Amid Automatic Budget Cuts

La Liga: Barcelona Lifted by Return of Vilanova, Abidal

Mandela 'Making Steady Progress'

Kenya Awaits Presidential Election Ruling

Pope Leads Traditional Good Friday Rite at Rome Colosseum

China Mine Blast Kills 28

N'Korea Says 'We Are at War with South'

Friday, March 29, 2013

IMF Predicts 7% Growth for Nigeria’s Economy in 2013

North Insists on Amnesty for Boko Haram Members

More Mourn Achebe, Want Him Immortalised

Again, Nine Killed, Dozens Injured in Plateau

Zuma: Mandela Making Steady Progress in Hospital

Racket: FMC, Owerri Sells Over 3000 Employment Forms

Sambo Urges Muslims to Reject Religious Violence

'NDDC Presidential Monitoring Committee Report Aims to Cover up Sleaze'

‘Abia’s Diaspora Community Has Been Remarkable’

FRSC Arraigns 53 Traffic offenders in Kwara

Imoke charges Nigerians to Reflect on Easter

Jang Preaches Peace at Easter

Be Your Brother’s Keepers, Ahmed, Saraki, Atunwa Urge Christians

Emulate Christ, Catholic Priest Enjoins Christians

Jonathan Prays for National, Global Peace at Easter

Rebranding Is Not Marketing Illusions, But… Says Fayemi

Naval Sentries Bring Down Fleeing Bandit

Why We Must Not Allow Boko Haram in Lagos

Ave Unbreakable, Cum Salutant


Yaxing Boosts Mass Transportation With Vhc 0500 Luxury Coach

Hundreds of Migrants Rescued off Italian Coast

Seven Killed in Northern Mexican Bar Shooting

Iraq to Search More Syria-bound Flights

Libyans Held for 'Sex Attack' on Britons

White House Condemns Assaults on Women at Egyptian Demonstrations

Bombs at Five Iraqi Shi'ite Mosques Kill 19

North Korea Tensions: Russia's Lavrov Fears 'Spiral'

Good Friday: Jonathan Prays for Peace

Kwankwaso: FG is Biased Against North

Ligue 1: PSG Must Keep Eye on League Prize Before Barca Clash

Tanzania Collapse 'Traps Dozens'

DR Congo: UN Backs First 'Offensive' Peacekeeping Force

Suicide Bomber Kills 10 in Pakistan

Igwebuike’s Unusual Way of Relaxing

Senegalese Forces 'Will do More' in Mali

Mandela Spends Second Night in Hospital

N'Korea 'Readies Rocket Force'

Russian Spaceship Docks with Orbiting Station

Thursday, March 28, 2013

Jonathan, Atiku, Diya, Oshiomhole, Yuguda, Others Mourn Awolowo

IG Orders Increased Security for Easter

Presidency: CMD's Report on Suntai is Satisfactory

ACF Tasks Northern Leaders on Terrorism

Briton Kidnapped in Lagos Freed

Sambo in Sokoto, Says FG Committed to Harmonious Nigeria

JTF Destroys Terrorists' Armoury, Arrests Four in Kano

Two Policemen, 24 Others Killed in Renewed Plateau Attacks

Mandela Back in Hospital with Lung Infection

Court Halts Payment of New Practising Fee for Lawyers

Customs Denies Shunning Invitation from House

Court Remands Chinese in Kuje Prison for Fraud

Agencies Insist Shell Must Pay $11.5bn for Oil Spill

House Probes Access Bank on Alleged Tax Evasion

Pistorius Could Compete In World Championships

President Zuma Reassures S’Africans over Mandela

Berezovsky Found Dead with 'Ligature Around Neck'

JTF in Kano Destroys Terrorists Armoury, Arrests Four

Mohammed: Nothing Can Stopping APC’s Registration

Tambowai Condemns Persistent Crisis on the Plateau

Jonathan Summons Police, NSCDC over Lagos Clash

Presidency: No Plan to Remove Fuel Subsidy

Why Police Framed Me for Oyerinde’s murder, by Ugolor

Eight People Killed in Attack on Kenyan Casino

S'Africa's 'Blade Runner' Seeks to Ease b Bail Terms

US Flies Stealth Bombers over S'Korea

Parents Murder: 'Monster Son' Jailed For Life

Mandela Back in Hospital, Zuma Asks World to Pray

Boris Berezovsky Inquest Due to Open

Brazil Eyes Doctor's Link to 300 Deaths

Despite Threats, N'Korea Keeps Border Factories Open

Pope to Wash Young Offenders' Feet

Chinua Achebe's Parting Shot

Wednesday, March 27, 2013

Babangida Aliyu Blames Tukur for PDP Crisis

Petrobras to Auction $5bn of Nigerian Oil Assets

Tribune Publisher, Oluwole Awolowo, Dies at 70

Nigeria is under Siege, Says Tukur

Media Vital to Disaster Management, Says THISDAY Editor

British Envoy: Corruption, Bane of Nigeria's Underdevelopment

Insecurity: Senate Engages Security Chiefs, Expresses Satisfaction with Defence Strategy

Russia Seeks to Underpin Afghan Security after NATO Pullout

Arik Air Increases Capacity for Easter

S'African Judge: Okah, MEND's Actions Meant to Embarrass Jonathan

ASUP Gives FG 21-day Ultimatum to Address Grievances

Two Killed as Police Engage NSCDC in Gun Duel

Court Sets Aside Warrant for Maina’s Arrest

NYSC Assures Corps Members of Redeployment on Security Grounds

Ogun Advocates Death Penalty for Corrupt Officials

Court to Rule on Bi-Courtney’s Application May 7

House to Hold Stakeholders' Forum on Diabetes

ICPC Tasks NUJ on Investigative Reportage

FG Challenged on Boko Haram’s Attacks on Igbos

Ahmed Threatens to Revoke Contracts

Air Force Denies Brutalising PHCN Staff

Sign Agric Biotechnology Bill into Law, Saraki Appeals to Jonathan

Bosnian Serb Policemen get 22 Years for Yugoslavia War Crimes

Kenya: Odinga Says Technology Failures Led to Vote Fraud

NFF Commercial Partners to Pay More for Eagles’ Value

Mursi: Egypt Could Hold Delayed Election in October

Goodluck: Inability of Infrastructure to Carry Traffic is Impacting the Network

Technology Forum Plans Roadmap for Digital Citizenship

MainOne Cable Seeks Winding up of Mobitel over Unpaid Debt

Wole Awolowo is Dead

Israel Army Arrests Five Hamas Members

Warplanes Strike Rebel Posts in Damascus

US Shopkeeper Wins $338m

UK Govt Loses Abu Qatada Deportation Appeal

Alarm over Guantanamo Hunger Strike

Picasso's 'Le Reve' Sold For Record $155m

CAR Rebels Crack Down on Looting after Coup

US General Petraeus 'Sorry' for Having Affair

N'Korea Cuts Military Hotline to South

Court Sets Aside Warrant for Maina's Arrest

Boko Haram: Minister Admits Police Limitations

Somalia Refugees 'Abused, Raped'

Pope Francis Shuns Grand Apartment for Two Rooms

US Justices to Hear Second Gay Case

Nigerian Model Refutes Marriage Plans with Mikel

Rio Olympics Stadium Closed Due to Roof Problems

Lagos Terror Threat: NIS Repatriates 57 Illegal Nigeriens

Plateau: Police, 28 Others Killed as Gunmen Sack Five Communities

900 Corps Members Seek Redeployment from Kano

House Wants National Library Named after Achebe

Henry Okah Gets 24-year Jail Term for Abuja Bombings

FG Asks States to Get Ready for Flood Disasters

Senate Hails Takeover of Constituency Projects by Special Duties' Ministry

Senate Moves to Stop Funding of 'Illegal' Institution

Interpol to Assist Nigeria Tackle Insecurity

Tuesday, March 26, 2013

Ogbulafor Must Face Trial, Insists Court

NEPAD Amendment Bill Passes Second Reading in Senate

Kalu Fingers Security Agents Behind Bombings

MASSOB Declares June 8 to Mourn Ndigbo Killed in the North

Gana Tasks Northern Elders on Amnesty for Boko Haram

Five Suspects Charged with Pipeline Vandalism

Ondo Spends N950m on Smartcard Project

Fashola Gives Tax Evaders Till April 12, to Comply or Face Prosecution

Orubebe Begins Sensitisation on N'Delta Stakeholders’ Confab

Yero Marks 100 Days in Office, Vows to Reduce Poverty

Tukur Visits Ganye Community, Condoles with Residents

FG Releases 1.5m Doses of Measles Vaccines to Endemic States

NIM Flays FG’s Budgeting Process

AMCON Plans to Issue Dollar Denominated Bonds

N’Korea Puts Artillery Forces at Top Combat Posture

Car Bomb Hits Syrian Capital as Rebels Press Closer

US Eyes Anti-piracy Effort Along W’Africa Coast

US-Based Nigerian Women to Award 37 Undergraduate Scholarships

Kano Bomb Blast: 900 Corps Members Seek Re-deployment

War Crimes Suspect Ntaganda Tells ICC he is Innocent

UK Border Agency to be Scrapped

Saudi Says Busted Spy Cell Directly Linked to Iran

Italy Foreign Minister Resigns over Marines' Return to India

Jonathan Challenges ECOWAS on Political Stability

FG Inaugurates 18-Member Technical and Vocational C'ttee

Opposition Takes Syria Summit Seat

Italy Reopens Kercher Murder Case

Plateau: Policeman, 28 Others Killed, as Gunmen Sack Five Communities

FG Warns States Against Flood Disasters

Henry Okah Gets 24-year Jail Term

U.S.-German Yield Gap Most Since 2010 on Cyprus Bailout

INEC Rejects Rival APC's Application for Registration

Nigeria's Squandered Opportunity

Watch It, Rumour Mongering is a Crime in Bayelsa

FBI: We Did Not Arrest Abramovich

Gay Marriage: US Supreme Court to Decide

Pakistan: Sharif Holds Huge Election Rally

Boris Berezovsky 'Died by Hanging'

Afghan Attack Kills Five Policemen

Monday, March 25, 2013

INEC Rejects Rival APC’s Application for Registration

Foundation Set to Rate W’African Countries on Freedom of Expression

Electricity Workers Threaten to Stop Power Supply to S'West

Jonathan Swears in Goni as Head of Service

Court Asks NNPC to Pay Pensioners

Widows Besiege Akpabio's Office, Demand Welfare Package

Expatriate Kidnapped in Lagos

National Assembly Blames Constituency Projects on Executive Failure

Boko Haram is Ignorant, Says Soyinka

Anambra to be Involved in Achebe’s Burial

...Investigations on Boko Haram in Lagos Ongoing, Says Army

United States Concerned over Rising Insecurity

NDPHC Inaugurates 38 Injector Sub-stations

NNPC Shuts down Oredo Gas Plant

Lagos Speaker Asks Court to Dismiss EFCC Charges against Him

Ministers, Perm Secs, Directors Shun Senate Invitation

Ojukwu’s Firm Withdraws Suit against Bianca

Man, 57, Rapes Eight-year-old Girl

SPN Rejects Proposed Fuel Price Hike

Businesses Indicate Show in Nigeria-Canadian Investment Conference

Why Cape Town is the Place to be, Come April!

Syria Rebel Commander Wounded by Blast

Jordan Closes Main Border Crossing with Syria

Kerry Praises Plans for 'Safe' Afghan Elections

Ousted CAR Leader in Cameroon after Rebel Coup

China's Xi Vows to 'Intensify' Ties with Africa

Afghanistan: US Army Hands over Bagram Prison

EU Suspends Most Zimbabwe Sanctions

Onzazi, Lazio Suffer Double Blow

Terrorism: US Concern Over Rising Spate of Killings, Bombings

Boko Haram: 12 Ganye Prison Inmate Escapee Re-arrested

Akpabio: PDP Governors Did Not Boycott Abuja Meeting

Zuma: No Plan to Pull Troops from CAR Despite Deaths

Zambia Arrests Ex-president over Oil Deal

Boris Berezovsky's Body Removed from Home

Kerry Makes Unannounced Visit to Afghanistan

Tanker Explosion in Kano Kills Three

Goni Sworn-in as New Head of Service

UN Chief Condemns Rebel Seizure of Power in CAR

Pakistan Sees Afghanistan's Karzai as Obstacle to Peace with Taliban

Deal Reached in Cyprus Bailout Talks

Mr. Chef Rewards Customers with Honda Cars

Sunday, March 24, 2013

Obazee: No Country Can Develop without Taxation

Clashes at French Anti-gay Marriage Protest

Mexico: Seven Executed, Left on Roundabout

SURE-P Spends N21.7bn on East-West Road

NLC Orders Aero Contractors to Recall Workers

Three Schools Burnt in Borno

More Tributes Pour in for Chinua Achebe

How Raid Disrupted Plot to Bomb Lagos

Akpabio Defends Self, Says Criticisms over Donations Political

Balotelli: Football Not Doing Enough to Combat Racism

Algerian Okacha Replaces Abou Zeid as Qaeda-linked Group's Leader

China's Xi Arrives in Africa with Focus on Trade Ties

Mali: Seven Die in clashes, Islamists Threaten to Kill Hostages

Rebels Surrender to UN Following Attack on Congo Mining Hub

Israeli Military Responds to Fire from Syria

Syrian Opposition Leader Resigns

Erdogan: No Quick Restoration of Ties with Israel

Communal Clashes: Worshipers Desert Churches in Plateau

NFF Talks Tough against Ambush Marketers

CAR Rebels 'Take Presidential Palace'

Israel: Deal with Turks Does Not Require Gaza Blockade End

US Secretary of State Makes Unannounced Iraq Visit

Musharraf Arrives Pakistan

Carson: Nigeria, US Enjoy Excellent Relations

NCC Blames Vandalisation for Poor GSM Services

Pope Francis to Celebrate Palm Sunday Mass

Musharraf 'Unworried' by Death Threats

Suicide Attack Kills 17 Pakistani Security Forces

Islamist Rebels Attack Mali Town

'Hazard' Police at Berezovsky’s House

Saturday, March 23, 2013

Osun Saves N1.4bn with Biometric Database

Jega: Opposition Merger Must Choose New Name

Tinubu, Amaechi, Ihedioha, Others Eulogise Achebe

Eight PDP Governors Move to Defect

Enugu Fair: GLO Pledges to Boost Nation’s Economic Base

Indian Pharma Exports to Nigeria Hit $307m Annually

Cooperative Exco Dragged Before EFCC

Prosecute MTN Directors, Salami, Oyinlola Tells AGF

Two Suicide Bombers Killed, Four Arrested in Kano

Homecoming Of A Master Story-Teller

There Was Once an Author...

Oil Theft: ENI, Shell Halt Production

In Jogging, Abe Finds Relaxation







FAA to Close 149 Control Towers to Meet Budget Cuts






Rebels Seize Air Defence Base in Southern Syria

Congo: Five Killed as Hundreds of Gunmen Attack Mining Hub

CAR Rebels Enter Bangui

France Confirms al Qaeda's Abou Zeid Killed in Mali

Obama Plays Tourist in Petra at End of Middle East Trip

Pope Francis Tells Benedict: ‘We're Brothers’

Russian Tycoon, Boris Berezovsky, Dies

Cleric Calls on Leaders to be Humble

Obama to End Mid East Tour with Petra Visit

Pakistan Taliban Threaten to Assassinate Musharraf

Snow, Rain Continue to Batter UK

Multiple Explosions, Gunshots Rock Kano

Congolese Warlord Arrives at War Crimes Court Jail

Abu Sayyaf Release Australia Hostage

Pope Francis to Visit Benedict XVI

Re: Can the Military Win the War against Terror?

Promotion Exam Scandal: 60 Army Officers Arrested

E'Guinea Offers Oil Blocks to Nigerian Businessmen


Friday, March 22, 2013

Streams of Eulogies as Literary Icon Achebe Dies at 82

Albert Chinualumogu Achebe (1930 - 2013)

E’Guinea Offers Oil Blocks to Nigerian Businessmen

Sokoto Disburses N20m to Widows, Orphans

N28,000 Minimum Wage for Imo Judiciary Workers

Group Pays Hospital Bills for 10 Indigent Patients in Ebonyi

Atunwa Cautions Legislators against Arrogating Powers

Army Intercepts 14 Illegal Petrol Tankers

Ikimi: Okupe Insensitive to Feelings of Nigerians

Goni Takes over from Sali as HOS

Amaechi Calls for New Revenue Formula

Suntai Moved to US Hospital

NCC Sets April Deadline for Number Portability

2015: Middlebelt Group Endorses Jonathan

Wall Street Rises on Hopes for Cyprus Deal, But Dips for Week

As the World Mourns Chinua Achebe

Odemwingie: A Rebel With a Cause or…

Congo Foils Plot to Assassinate President

UK, France Press EU on Giving Arms to Syria Rebels

Chinese Leader Bolsters Russian Ties on First Foreign Trip

CAR Rebels Reach Outskirts of Capital

Egypt: Protesters, Islamists Clash in Cairo, 30 Hurt

Obama in Jordan on Last Leg of Mideast Tour

Head of Service: Goni Formally Takes Over from Sali

NCC Fines MTN N90m for Poor Service

Jonathan: Achebe Lives On

Three Dead, Including Suspect, in Marine Base Shooting

Brazil 2014: Spain Face Xavi Poser Before Finland Clash

NPFL: Sunshine Coach Happy with Draw in Ilorin

US Hopeful of Strong Chinese Action on N’Korea

Governor ‘Generous’,

Gov Obi Confirms Achebe’s Death

…Visit to 7Up Causes Stir

Canadian Had Knife in Back for Years

Italy Says Will Send Marines Back to India for Trial

Sarkozy Placed Under Investigation

Putin Welcomes China's Xi for Landmark Talks

Fresh Counter-terrorism Strategy in the Offing

States, FCT Get NIPP Share Certificates

SEC Suspends Ecobank from Capital Market

In Bayelsa, Peddle Rumours, Go to Jail

Fresh SON Guidelines to Reduce Substandard Products by 30%

Budget 2013: Again, Lawmakers Insist on Oteh’s Sack

Deregulation: Lawyer Asks AGF to Bring Judgment to President’s Attention

Adefuye: Obama Did Not Snub Jonathan

Suspected Boko Haram Members Arrested in Lagos

Jonathan Appoints Goni Aji Head of Service

Thursday, March 21, 2013

Six States Emerge Winners in the War against Polio

Kano Bomb Attack: Security Beefed up in Bauchi

Succession Battle to Replace Uzoma Heats up at Immigration

Council Boss Tasks Fashola on Ijora Badia Residents

Army: Fire Outbreak Didn’t Occur in Ihejirika’s Office

Aliyu: Nigeria's Human Rights' Abuses on the Increase

Orji, Okorocha: Kano Bomb Attacks Callous

Abia Lauds Police for Arresting Gang Rapists

Two Killed, 13 Injured in Ikorodu Land Tussle

Five Persons Feared Killed in Borno Shooting

Renowned Evangelist, Obadare, Dies at 85

UI Spanish Lecturer, Munoz, is Dead

Civil Society Groups Seek Alamieyeseigha’s Extradition to UK for Trial

Lagos, Ogun Agree to Resolve Boundary Disputes

Khamenei: Iran Will Destroy Israeli Cities if Attacked

Venezuelan Police Fire Teargas at Election Clash

Brazil 2014: France Have Georgia, Not Spain, on Their Mind

Blatter: FIFA ‘Not Losing Control’ of 2022 World Cup

Syria Blast Kills Pro-Assad cleric

Customs: Encouraging Compliance with Nigeria Trade Hub Portal

Weak Regulation, Setback for Consumer Protection, Experts Assert

Syria Rebels 'Gain Ground in Golan'

Obama Makes Direct Peace Appeal to Israeli People

Archbishop of Canterbury Enthroned

Jonathan Appoints Goni New Head of Service

Kano Blast: Attempt to Cause Division Among Us, Says Bayero

20 Massacred in Fresh Attack on the Plateau

Jonathan Presents Governors NIPP Share Certificates

‘We’ve Buried Over 100 Victims of Attacks in One Year’

Blast Kills 12 at Pakistani Camp for People Fleeing Violence

Obama: US Backs Independent Palestinian State

Kurd Rebel Leader Calls Turkey Truce

Obama to Face Palestinian Dismay in West Bank Trip

N'Korea Issues Fresh US Threat

Blatter: I Won't Stand Unless My Legacy Threatened

Suicide Car-bomber Kills Malian Soldier in Timbuktu

Double Helicopter Crash in Berlin

Australian PM, Gillard, Wins Leadership Vote Unopposed

Wednesday, March 20, 2013

Absence of Defence Counsel Stalls Kabiru Sokoto’s Trial

9 Policemen Escape Ambush in Kano as UK Flays Attacks

Court to Rule on AMCON, Ogboru Suit Friday

Nigeria Will Overcome Security Issues, Says Ashiru

EFCC Arraigns NIPC's Director for Alleged N15.8m Fraud

Ogbebor Condemns Naming of School after Warri Monarch

Power Outage Stalls House Proceedings

Nine Feared Killed in Plateau Reprisal

Presidency: Alamieyeseigha Worked for Restoration of Peace in Niger Delta

Malabo Boat Mishap: Two Survivors Found, Nine Bodies Recovered

Man Rapes Daughters, 15-Month-Old Granddaughter

Soldier Threatens to Stab Commercial Bus Driver

Jonathan To Name New HoS Thursday

Jonathan Off to Equitorial Guinea

NSCDC Boss Clears Lagos Commandant

Saudi-born Nigerian Charged with Terrorism in New York

Kwara Directs Councils to Pay Teachers, Workers' Arrears

Rewane: Dangote, Others Boost Investors’ Confidence

Court Orders AGF to Reinstate Army Officer

Ezekwesili: Nigeria is in Serious Leadership Crisis

Criminal Justice Committee Frees 21 Inmates in Gombe

Germany, EU Commit €24.5m to Nigeria’s Power Reforms

CBN Advised to Address Mobile Money Hitches

A Most Controversial Pardon

US Seeks Swift Transfer of Congo Warlord to Hague

Egypt: Judges Recommend Brotherhood's Dissolution

US Ambassador: No Evidence of Chemical Use in Syria

Nuclear States Divided On India Joining Export Control Group

IT Stakeholders Set to Boost Local Content

Presidency: Alams Worked for Restoration of Peace in Niger-Delta

JNI Condemns Bombing Of Kano Motor Park

Kidnappers of ACN Chieftain Demand N30m Naira Ransom

Imoke Splashes Land, N25m on Eagles

Kabul, US 'Reach Deal' on Pullout of Forces in Wardak

Bangladesh President Dies in Singapore

Calabar Boat Mishap: Only Two Survivors from 128 on Board

Warri Prison Break: Dangerous Prisoners Still at Large

Plateau: Nine Feared Killed in Reprisal Attack

Insecurity: Tinubu Tells Jonathan to Resign

Maku: FG May Re-visit De-regulation

Kenya: Chief Justice Warns against Comments on Vote Challenge

China Willing to Help Korea 'Reconciliation'

S’Korea: North Suspected of Cyber Attack

Colorado Prisons Chief Shot Dead

IMF Head Lagarde's Flat Searched

Obama: US Proud to be Israel Ally

Kano: Gunmen Ambush Police Vehicle, Nine Injured

New Head of Service to be Named Today

PDP’s Highway to Familiar Destination

Polish Rescuers Bring Workers Out of Collapsed Mine

S’Korea Police Investigating Server Outages at Major TV Networks

Mini 'Blood Labs' Can Predict Heart Attack

Al-Qaeda Kills French Mali Hostage

Obama Leaves for First Israel Visit

Premier League Against 2022 Switch

David Beckham: China Tour Will Boost Game

Group Asks Jonathan to Reinstate Salami

Presidency: Cancellation of Bill Gates’ Visit Had Nothing to Do with Alamieyeseigha’s Pardon

Why Three DDGs of Law School Were Removed

Anyim Advocates Pay Policy for Future Public Service Remuneration

Jonathan: We’ll Fight Corruption, Recover Stolen Money

Mark, Ekweremadu, House, Oritsejafor, Others Condemn Kano Bomb Blasts

Kano Blast Victim: Pray for Me, My Intestines are Exposed

Police Confirm 22 Dead, 65 Injured in Kano Blasts

Witness: Marketer Failed to Import Fuel with Subsidy Payment

Shettima to Pay Dead Teachers’ Families N2m Each

Tuesday, March 19, 2013

Court Stops Deregulation Policy, Says it’s Unconstitutional

Yet More Bloodletting in the Land...

Turks Protest Life Sentences Sought in Conspiracy Trial

Commander: Contingency Plans Under Way for Syria

Lampard Sympathises with Ferdinand after England U-turn

Zimbabwe Approves Constitution Curbing Presidential Powers

France: Mali Needs Aid to Rebuild North, Stop Militant’s Return

Afghan Govt Hits Back at NATO Chief, Says War Aimless

Brazil's Rousseff as Popular as Ever

Mutual Benefits to Launch Nollywood, Celebrity Insurance

Opayemi: Quacks Are Frustrating Efforts to Position PR Practice

ANPP Condemn s Kano Luxury Bus Bombing

Poll: Israelis Warming Up, Slightly, to Obama on Eve of Visit

India: Bus Plunges Off Bridge Killing Dozens

US Marines Killed by Explosion While Training

Defence Headquarters Appoints New Spokesman

Mali: Newspaper Editor Charged with Incitement to Revolt

Jonathan: We'll Fight Corruption, Recover Stolen Money

Why 3 DDGs of Law School Were Removed

Brit Injured 'Escaping Sex Assault' in India

Bombs Kill 50 on Iraq Invasion Anniversary

Syria Accuses Opposition Of Chemical Attack

Pope Francis Officially Starts His Papacy

Ex-England Star, Michael Owen, to Retire

Kano Blast: Police Confirm 22 Killed, 65 injured

Hostages: Jonathan Says FG Will Ensure Release

Court Stops Deregulation Policy, Says Its Unconstitutional

Policewoman Shot Dead in Kano

Mr. President, What Message Are You Sending Here?

A Heavy Moral Burden

New China Leader Meets US Treasury Secretary

Obama to Meet Four African Leaders in March

Blair Says 'No Regrets' over Iraq

Inauguration Mass Due for Pope

Monday, March 18, 2013

Scores Killed, Others Injured as Bombers Hit Kano Motor Park

Court Urges Imo Chief Judge to Stop Action on Impeachment

Tambuwal May Swear in Nwoye Today

Minister Lauds Stallion Group’s VON Automobile Plant

Yusufu, Convicted Pension Director, Gets Bail

Gunmen Attack Schools, Kill Three Teachers in Maiduguri

Henry Okah: My Trial Was Irregular

World’s Most Crime-Ridden ISP Found in Nigeria

HoS, States to Discuss Appointment of Non-career Civil Servant Perm Secs

NOUN Law Students Emerge Tops in Contest

WHO, Global Fund Need $1.6bn Annually to Fight Drug-resistant TB

Ojukwu: Court Orders Publication of Originating Summons on Bianca

Addressing a news conference in Abuja, the Director General of NEMA, Muhammed Sani

NEMA Flood Relief Efforts Gulp N1.3bn in 2012

Egom, the ‘Motor Park Economist,’ Goes Home

Court Strikes out Suit Seeking Salami’s Recall

Privatisation: FG Nets $156.50m from PHCN Successor Firms James Emejo

Nuhu Ribadu: We’ve Sent A Terrible Signal

Argentina's President Seeks Pope's Falklands Help

US General Makes overtures to Karzai

Pentagon Highlighting Bomber Missions in Korea

US Confirms Syrian Aircraft Fired Rockets into Lebanon

Spanish, Italian Clubs, Fight over Dzeko

Zambian Ex-president Appears Before Corruption Probe

Israel's New Coalition Govt to Be Sworn In

Russia Dismisses US Missile Defence Move

Court: Italian Envoy to India 'Has No Immunity'

Again, Six Killed in Resumed Brutality in Plateau

Kano: Bomb Blast Hits Popular Motor Park

Flood: NEMA Relief Efforts Gulp N1.3 bn in 2012

Jailed Kurdish Rebel Leader Expected to Make Ceasefire Call

Suicide Bombers Attack Court Compound in Pakistan's Peshawar

China Criticizes US Anti-missile N’Korea Plan

Sudan Military Members go on Trial for Alleged Coup Attempt

Somalia: Car bomb Kills 10 Near Presidential Palace

Afghanistan: Karzai’s Opponents Talk to Taliban

Federalism, a Misunderstood Governance Structure

Jonathan’s Pardon Gambit

Collier: Nigeria's Problems are Valuable Resources not Raised by Taxes and a Weak Sense of Common Identity

Two Teens Convicted in US Viral Video Rape Case

Dead Pigs in China River Exceed 13,000

Syrian Opposition Meets to Choose Rebel PM

Managing $12bn ‘Hot Money’ Tops Agenda as MPC Meets

Collier: Nigeria’s Problems are Valuable Resources not Raised by Taxes and a Weak Sense of Common Identity

PDP Wins Five Out of Six FCT Area Councils

Sunday, March 17, 2013

Why We Invited Chiahemen, by ICPC

Hoodlums Attack Ondo Monarch’s Palace

FG Releases Forms for N12.3bn Cassava Loan

Braithwaite: I’m Hale, Hearty

Rivers Unveils New Education Policy

FG Rules Out Ransom for Kidnappers of French Family

House Proposes Bill to Block Revenue Leakages

FAAN: Security Reasons Warranted Ban on Illegal Forex Deal at Airports

Ekiti Varsity Expels Five for Rape

State Pardon Won’t Weaken Anti-graft War, FG Replies US

APGA BoT: Party Member Drags Menakaya to Court

600,000 Residents Get Social Security Cards in Ondo

Delta Communities Ask Chevron to Deal with Genuine Leaders

Ex-ICPC Boss Urges Anti-graft Agencies to Redouble Efforts

Saraki: Asa Dam Channelisation Will Boost Economic Devt

Gunmen Kill Two in Plateau

Newson: We See a Huge Opportunity in Nigeria

Mugabe Travels to Vatican for Papal Inauguration

Turkey Detains Suspect in Killing of NYC Woman

Car Bomb Blast Kills Nine in Iraq's Shi'ite South

Pope Tests Security Detail by Wading into Crowd

Gunmen Kill Two on the Plateau

Somali Court Frees Reporter Jailed for Interviewing Rape Victim

Arrests over Gang-rape of Swiss Cyclist in India

Syria Rebels Seize Security Compound Near Golan Heights

Fifth French Soldier Killed in Mali Fighting

Al Qaeda Claims Assault on Iraqi Justice Ministry

Tukur: Why Alamieyeseigha, Others Deserve State Pardon

Count Underway after Zimbabwe Referendum

New Chinese Premier: China, US Should Stop War of Words on Hacking

Obama Seeks Global Rules for Drone Activities

Saturday, March 16, 2013

FG in Fresh Move to Terminate MMA 2 Agreement with Bi-Courtney

‘We Didn’t Stop Implementation of 2013 Appropriation Act’

Nigerian, Dr. Tinuade Okoro, Emerges Best Graduating Medical Student in Ghana

Nigeria’s Inflation Rate Climbed to 9.5% in February

NCC: GSM Subscribers Now over 113 Million

US Considers Sanctions Against Nigerian Officials

Traffic Directorate: Plateau Seeks FRSC’s Assistance

SESSPN Accuses Akpabio of ‘Reckless’ Spending

FG, Japan Sign N600m Aid for Physically Challenged Persons

Ihedioha Tasks Institute on Capacity Devt, Research

2015: No More Imposition of Candidates, Says Tukur

Court Decides Salami’s Fate Monday

Step Up Fight Against Crime, Amaechi Tells CP

London Real Estate Targets Nigerian Market

Monarchs Endorse Oando’s O-GAS

Thousands of Tunisians Call for Islamist Govt to Quit

Pakistan Govt Ends Unprecedented Full Term Amid Criticism

Berlusconi Clashes with ‘Stupid’ Protesters as Tensions Rise

High-ranking Syrian General Defects from Army

INEC and the War over APC

NAMA: When Hope is Rekindled

Boko Haram: The Controversial Amnesty Call

Economists Appraise KPMG Report, Say Nigeria is Ready for Foreign Investors

‘Rallying People for Reforms in Advertising Industry, a Huge Task’

Alams Pardon: Nigerians' Reaction is 'Sophisticated Ignorance'

FG Assures France on Hostages Fate

US Rapper, Lil Wayne, 'Good' after New Health Scare

Egypt's Morsi to Visit Pakistan

Kenya's Odinga Challenges Election Defeat in Top Court

N'Korea Tells South to Leave Islands

Francis Turns on Charm in First Meeting with Press

Obama Heads to Middle East with Low Expectations

Gulak Denies Involvement in APC Crisis

Congolese Rebels Surrender, Flee after Defeat by M23 Rivals

Kenya Police Fire Teargas to Disperse Odinga Supporters

US Cuts Europe Missile Shield Phase

China Installs Cabinet of Party Vets, Technocrats

Syria Regime Expands Use of Cluster Bombs

Swiss Woman 'Gang-raped' in Central India

China’s rise and Nigeria’s prospects: Can we replicate same?

Spain: Karate Teacher Gets 302 Years for Rape

Deadly Fireworks Explosion in Mexico

US Drone Strikes Violate Pakistan's Sovereignty, Says UN

Zimbabwe to Vote in Key Referendum

SunusiLamido: Lack of Maintenance Culture Bane of Devt

Body Calls for Judicious Management of Public Fund

Fashola Flags off 24-Hour Healthcare

Striking Plateau Workers Fault Jang

THISDAY Reporter Robbed in Abuja

Peace Sustains Rivers Economy, Says Amaechi

Boko Haram Attacks Prison in Borno, Sets Inmates Free

FG Set to Commence Work on 2nd Niger Bridge as Berger Clinches Contract

Vatican: Pope Francis Blameless on Alleged Military Era Crimes

US Condemns Presidential Pardon for Alamieyeseigha

Sokoto ANPP Sacks Chairman for Alleged Anti Party Activities

Friday, March 15, 2013

US to Bolster Missile Defenses to Counter N’Korea Threat

Senegal: Three Students Set Fire to Themselves

Brazil's Rousseff to Change Agriculture, Aviation Ministers

US Exempts Syria's Opposition Forces from Sanctions

S'Africa: Double-decker Bus Crash Kills 24

Zimbabwe: MDC Politician Attacked

Israel PM Signs Coalition Deal

Vatican Denies Dirty War Allegations

EU Rejects Franco-British Push to Arm Syrian Rebels

Mark Leads FG Delegation to Pope Francis I Installation

A Battle for His Career

Peace in the Midst of Family, Friends

China Confirms Li Keqiang as Premier

Arms Push on Syria War Anniversary

Dreamliners to Restart in 'Weeks'

Leadership of Controversial African Peoples Congress Steps Forward

Reduce Attacks on Jonathan, Politician Advises

Second ‘Pardon’ for Yar’Adua, Diya, Adisa Raises Questions

Thursday, March 14, 2013

Boko Haram: ACF Seeks EU Assistance

Nweke Seeks Cooperation to Tackle Corruption

Warri Prison Van Attack: Police Arrest Five, Recover Corpse

House Alleges Breach of 2013 Appropriation Act

Jonathan Hails Pope ?Francis as ‘Great Scholar’

NLC Fixes April 10 for Nationwide Protest over Pension Arrears

More Condemnations Trail Pardon for Alamieyeseigha

How Nigeria Will Boost Food Security, by Anyim

Customs Seizes N218m Pirated Books, Goods

319,000 Children Living with HIV in Benue

Zaki Biam Victims Insist on N41.8bn Compensation

US Embassy Cautions Nigerians against Visa Lottery

Fuel Subsidy Scam: EFCC Re-arraigns Alao-Arisekola’s Son

Robbery Attack: FAAN Ejects Bureau de Change Operators from Airports

‘Quality Business Reporting Can Increase Investment in Africa’

‘Quality Business Reporting Can Increase Investment in Africa’

Elochukwu: Reforms Must Have Milestones

Pope Sounds Warning to Catholics

US Warns Afghan Leader's Comments Threaten Troops

Death of Nigerian Football

Keshi: I’m Not Looking Down on Technical Committee

Palestinian Leader Wants Peace Talks with Israel

Presidency: Why Alamieyesigha Was Pardoned

Jonathan Re-affirms Commitment to Polio Eradication

Jonathan: Pope Francis is a ‘Great Scholar’, Catholic Philosopher

Atiku Donates Building, Bus to University of Ibadan

Over Quarter of S'African Schoolgirls 'HIV Positive'

Israel's Netanyahu Clinches Coalition Deals

Blasts Kill at Least 18 in Baghdad

Pope Francis Slips Out of Vatican for Prayers

Umeh: APGA for Alliance, Not Merger

I’ll Run for Ekiti Governorship, Says Bamidele

Parents of Slain Student Seek Justice

Hong Kong Banks Boost Rates as Government Cools House Market

Venezuela: Chavez Unlikely to be Embalmed

Xi Jinping Named China President

Francis's Challenging Papacy Begins

Police Blamed in Egypt Revolt Deaths

Italy: Berlusconi Promises Parliamentary Battle against Magistrates

Russia Warns UK on Arming Syrian Rebels

Mortar Shells in Damascus Kill 3, Wound 50

Akano: Nigerians Must Acquire New ICT Skills to Get the Best Jobs

Wednesday, March 13, 2013

TVC News Commences Live Broadcast

VOA Launches SMS News Service in Nigeria

Real Ownership of Indigenous Oil Blocks Revealed

How Pardon was Granted to Alamieyeseigha, Others

FG to Rake in N25.7bn from Concessioning of FESTAC Phase II Project

Senate Passes Bill on State of the Nation Address

PIB: Tambuwal Tasks Committee on Integrity

We are Not Ghosts, Boko Haram Tells Jonathan

Four Prison Officials, Inmate Killed as Gunmen Attack Court-bound Van in Warri

New Pope, Francis I, Seeks Unity in Catholic Church

ICPC to Investigate Public Officials for False Asset Declaration

Bharti Airtel Increases Stake in Airtel Nigeria to 79%

Passengers Stranded as Aero Workers Go on Strike

Bauchi Bans Commercial Motorcyclists

Lagos Unveils N26bn Plan to Stop Ocean Surge

Judiciary Workers Suspend Strike

Fire Guts Amosun's Private Residence

US: Nigeria Still a Drug Transshipment Point

Four Policemen Injured as Robbers Attack Lagos Airport

Three Arraigned for Murder in Maiduguri

Oyerinde: ANEEJ Urges Jonathan to Call Adoke to Order

Emir Faults Sultan, Others on Amnesty for Boko Haram

Argentina's Jorge Mario Bergoglio Elected Pope

Conclave Cardinals Choose New Pope

Suicide Bomber Attacks Afghan Sports Fans

Cardinals Deadlocked over Next Pope

Iraqi Barcelona Fan Kills, Beheads Friend who Supports Madrid

NFF Mourns POC Achebe

Obama Slams China on Hack Attacks

Alams Pardon: Moro Parries Question, Maku Pass Buck to Adoke

AFC: Alamieseigha's Pardon, Setback in Corruption Fight

Jonathan is a Tribal President, Says Abubakar Tsav

Okupe: State Pardon, Decision of National Council of State

Bauchi Bans Okada

How Alamieyesiegha, Others Were Granted Pardon

Opposition Battles Ajimobi over Bridge

Caught in Identity Crisis

Egypt: Court to Hear Appeal Sunday over Vote Ruling

Five Dead as Gunmen Attack Kashmir Security Camp

Europe Faces More Travel Chaos as Snow Turns into Ice

PKK Releases Eight Turkish Hostages

Syria: EU Staffer Killed in Damascus Suburb

Black Smoke Signals Inconclusive Papal Vote

Winnie Mandela May Face Fresh Murder Probe

Los Angeles Archdiocese Pays $10m to Settle Abuse Cases

Syria Crisis: Children 'Recruited' by Armed Groups

Rome Conclave: Cardinals to Resume Pope Election

US First Lady's Finance Details Leak on Internet

Tuesday, March 12, 2013

FG Rejects Video Clip as Proof of Foreign Hostages’ Death

Oshiomhole, Adoke in Ugly Confrontation over Oyerinde’s Murder

He’d Miss Seeing His Grandchild, Says Family of Slain British Hostage

Cardinals' First Day of Voting Ends without a Pope

..PDP Govs: No Plans to Decamp to APC

APC Registration: ACN Accuses INEC, PDP of Deceit

Destination Inspection: Nigeria Lost N90 Billion in 2012

24% Employable Nigerians are Unemployed, Says Sanusi

DMO: Why FG is Issuing $1 Billion Eurobond

All-Share Index Rises 1.4 % as NSE Sustains Rally

Fashola Urges Judicial Workers to Resume Work

FG Inaugurates TCN Board, Insists on Zero Tolerance for System Failure

Army Procures 35 Desert-terrain Vehicles for Mali War Efforts

Non-Remittance: We Receive What is Deposited with Us, Says CBN

Oshiomhole Blasts Works Minister over Edo Road Project

Rivers N9.5bn IGR Excites Amaechi

Gunmen Attack Primary School in Kano, Shoot Three Teachers

Shell to Face New Court Battle

Nyako: Council of States Wants Insecurity Tackled

Unremitted Revenue: NNPC Claims House is Intent on Embarrassing It

Dangote, Others to Grace Centenary Dinner

Obi Urges Speedy Action on Niger Bridge

HURIWA Asks ICPC to Stop Harassing Chiahemen over Ezekwesili

General Electric Loses Appeal against $5.5m Judgment Debt

Edo Partners EU, UNICEF on Water Project

ICP to Honour Alison-Madueke, Uba

Jonathan Recall Commissioner

Lagos Begins Rehabilitation of Ladipo Market Roads

Mimiko: Varsities Honorary Awards Not for Moneybags

Sanusi: China is Major Contributor to Africa’s De-industrialisation

Extra-judicial Killings: IG Asked to Conduct Psychiatric Tests on Officers

Ex-Minister Faults Aregbesola’s Education Policy

Using Life Assurance to Protect Dependants from Eventualities

Britain Pledges to Defend Distant Cousins on Falkland Islands

Sultan of Brunei Flies Self to Washington, Meets Obama

FBN Life Breaks Even in Two Years

France, Allies Want Rapid-response Force for Mali UN Mission

Judge Enters Not Guilty Plea for Colorado Shooting Suspect

No ‘Smoking Gun’ from N’Korean Nuclear Test

Rome Conclave: Cardinals Fail to Elect Pope in First Vote

Snow Hits Northern Europe Travellers

Ahmadinejad Under Fire for Hugging Chavez's Mother

Venezuela to Probe Chavez Cancer ‘Poisoning’ Accusation

Syrian Forces Kill 30 Deserters in Ambush

New Pope: Sistine Chapel Doors Shut, Conclave Begins

Aide’s Murder: Oshiomhole, Adoke in Heated Verbal Exchange

Soldiers, Residents Injured as Communities Resist House-to-House Search

Nyako: Council of State Wants Insecurity Tackled

Mali Media Strike over Editor’s Arrest

Army Procures 35 Desert Terrain Vehicles for Mali War Effort

Argo: Iran May Sue Over 'Unrealistic' Film

Bail Ruling Due in Deadly S'Africa Police Dragging

Young Tunisian Sets Himself on Fire

Stuck in Crisis

For Oni, Fayemi, Final Judgment Lies in Wait

Kano: Gunmen Shoot Three Primary School Teachers

Afghanistan Helicopter Crash: Five Dead

Falkland Islanders Vote to Remain British

Cardinals Prepare to Choose New Pope

UEFA League: Pique Confident Cool Heads will Guide Barca Past Milan

US Imposing New Sanctions on N’Korean Bank

Aribisala Asks Court to Nullify Order Suspending His Senior Advocate’s Rank

Oscar Pistorius Not Suicidal Says His Family

Homemade Alcohol Kills 51 in Libya

UK Politician, Wife Jailed for Speed Lie

As Conclave Approaches, Benedict XVI Out of Sight

Monday, March 11, 2013

Newson: Nigeria Remains Critical Market for Standard Bank Group

Video Shows Bodies of Foreign Hostages

FG Sacks Demuren, Director General NCAA

House Orders NNPC to Remit N142.7bn Revenue

FG Mulls New Security Measures for Foreigners Working in the North

INEC: Opposition Parties Will Need New Identity for APC

Boko Haram Calls JTF a Liar

Russia’s RUSAL Insists on Ownership of ALSCON

Ex-Militants Give FG Ultimatum on Amnesty Programme

N41.8bn Judgment Debt: Zaki-Ibiam People Disown Benue Govt

Chinese Firm to Build Four Airport Terminals in Nigeria

After Seven Months of Pussyfooting, FG Finally Hands Over TCN to Manitoba

IG Vows to Arrests Killers of Kwara CP

Rivers Sets Target on Education

Oil Theft: Army Vows to Deal with Corrupt Soldiers

Oil Blocs Should Not Be Politicised, Lawan Warns

Jonathan to Meet Govs over Religious Discrimination

CJN, Judges Locked out by Striking Judiciary Workers in Abuja

Aribisala Asks Court to Nullify Order Suspending His Senior Advocate’s Rank

Jonathan sacks Demuren as NCAA DG

Three Kidnapped Seamen Freed by Pirates

ICC Drops Kenyatta Co-accused's Aase

US Troops Killed in Afghan Insider Attack

India Laments Rape Case Lapse

Al Qaeda Claims Killing of Syrian Soldiers in Iraq

US Expels Two Venezuelan Diplomats

Cardinals Hold Last Discussions Before Vatican Lockdown

Antibiotic Resistance A Ticking Time-Bomb

Maku: No Details About Slain Foreigners

Christian Pilgrimage: Jonathan to Engage Govs Discriminating on Religious Basis

David Beckham Tops Richest Footballers List

Malawi: Police Arrest Four Ex-ministers for Coup Plot

Syria Jets Bomb Baba Amr After Rebel Advance

The Police Will Not Rest; I Will Not Rest over Oyerinde's Killers

The Police Will Not Rest… I Will Not Rest over Oyerinde’s Killers

Ansaru Posts Video of Hostages' Bodies

Russia: Dead Lawyer's Trial Begins

Capriles to Stand in Venezuela Election

US-S'Korea Drills Begin Amid Korea Tensions

Delhi Rape Accused is Found Dead

Sunday, March 10, 2013

NYSC Dismisses Report of Terror Attacks on Ekiti Orientation Camp

Investors Struggle to Raise Funds for Acquisition of Power Assets

El-Rufai: Obasanjo Will Not be Happy with My Book

Britain, Italy, Greece Confirm Killing of Foreign Hostages

Insecurity: Nigeria Can’t Go It Alone, Says Nwachukwu

Five Die in Two Separate Accidents in Benin City

Quit Wetlands Now, Lagos Tells Residents

Nigerien Govt Honours Akunyili

NAFDAC Proposes Stiffer Penalties for Drug Offenders

Illegal Bunkering is Criminal, Says Asari-Dokubo

Construction Workers Task Govt on Killings, Abduction of Colleagues

Electricity: FG Approves NERC’s Stop-gap Metering Plan

Workers Call for Removal of Health Minister over Poor Performance

British Warplanes in Nigeria to Move Soldiers for Mali

Falana: 80% of Oil Blocks Owned by Foreigners, Not Northerners

Security Risks, Frayed Relations Dog US, Afghans

Before the Conclave, Horse-trading Has Begun

UN: Syria Refugee Numbers May Triple This Year

Plot to Discredit Amaechi Revealed

Guardiola to Offer Rooney Bayern Contract in Summer

Nigeria Loses CAF Seat to Beninoise

Expert Foresees Monetary Policy Easing

NACCIMA to Raise N250m Relief Fund for Disaster Victims

Gunmen Kill 4 in Kano

Pistorius 'on Verge of Suicide', Says Close Friend

Nelson Mandela Discharged From Hospital

Italy, Greece Say Hostages in Nigeria Killed

Nigerian Navy Alerts the Public on Fake Recruitment Exercise

Italy Believes Ansaru Hostage Killing Claims

All Eyes on Capriles as Venezuela Election Set

Afghan Leader Alleges US, Taliban are Colluding

Ferguson: Rooney Will Be Offered New Contract

Japan's Cleanup Lags from Tsunami, Nuke Accident

Mexican State's Tourism Minister Shot Death in Ambush

Falklands Votes in Sovereignty Referendum Rejected by Argentina

Saturday, March 09, 2013

Up Close with Toke...

Project Nollywood’s Billion Naira Brief

Photographers Portray Beauty of Niger Delta

Nigerian Law Firms Take Seminar to India

Aganga : FG to Implement Industrial Devt Plan

Fani-Kayode Faults Sultan on Amnesty for Boko Haram

Family of Five Perish in Ghastly Auto Crash

FAAN Migrates to Dedicated Power at Abuja Airport

‘FG Committed to Education for All (EFA)’

Oil, Not Nigeria’s Greatest Asset, Says U.S. Ambassador

Yerima Arrested, Released Over Alleged Incitement

CBN Governor: I Don’t Need Second Term

PDP Governors Move to Reinstate Oyinlola

JTF Impounds Anti-aircraft Guns After Jonathan’s Visit

The Governor as a Trouble-shooter

Winding Down History: Religion and Nation, Power and Freedom

Akinsola Akinfemiwa: The Return of Banking Whiz kid

Egyptian Protester Dies in Clashes with Police

Catholics Create 'Virtual Conclave' for New Pope

Transfer of US Prison to Afghans Delayed Again

Lopez Form Puts Casillas’ Place Under Threat

Jonathan Congratulates Kenyatta

Egypt Raises Alert Level in Sinai over jihadist Fears

Kenya's New Leader 'to Work with Rivals'

Freed UN Peacekeepers Cross into Jordan from Syria

Saudi Rights Activists Given Heavy Jail Terms

As Venezuelans Mourn Chavez, Election Expected April

Islamist Group 'Executes' Foreign Hostages

Kenya: Kenyatta Declared Winner of Presidential Election

Vatican Readies for Conclave to Elect New Pope

Egypt: Fans Torch Football HQ Over Verdicts

Kenya election: Uhuru Kenyatta 'wins vote count'

Venezuela Swears in Nicolas Maduro as Acting President

N'Korea Rejects UN Sanctions, China Calls for Calm

Suicide Bomb in Kabul During Hagel Visit

Jonathan: Soldiers Won't Leave Borno for Now

International Women's Day

National Hospital Strike

PDP Governors Meet Monday as Search for Consensus Flounder

Bode George's Trial, Conviction Mired in Fresh Controversy

Conclave to Elect New Pope Begins Tuesday

Bello Blames Road Accidents on Bad Driving Habits

Driver's License: Nobody is Above the Law, Says Obasanjo

Housewife Petitions IGP over Death Threat

FG to Discourage Medical Tourism

Friday, March 08, 2013

Obasanjo at 76: From Abeokuta to World Stage

Why I’m Not President Jonathan’s Fan

‘Magazines Report Damaged my Reputation’

Imoke Assures on Projects Completion

Anti-cultism Law

Abia ACN to Renew Electoral Strength in APC

Nassarawa Varsity NANS Protests Killing of Students

Shamsuddeen: Civil Service Incapable of Reforming Itself

‘Leave Okorocha Alone’

Sultan: No Going Back on Polio Immunisation

Nollywood at 20: Nigeria and Africa Re-defined

‘Africa Not Having Permanent Seat at UN Security Council is Huge Injustice’

Colombian Rebels Free Two Germans

Global Leaders, Celebrities Honour Chavez at Funeral

High Ethical Standards Our Guiding Principle, Says Adesina

Super Eagles: Now the Hard Part Begins

Police Strikes in Egypt Accelerate, Adding Turmoil

Conclave to Elect New Pope to Start March 12

Ferguson Refuses to Kick Benitez When he is Down

China Warns Against Korea Escalation

UK: Call for Gun Reform After Shooting

Leaders from Cuba to Iran Attending Chavez's Funeral

Boko Haram; Jonathan Knocks Borno Elders

Kenya to Complete Delayed Vote Count Friday

Mancini: United's Euro Exit Spells Bad News for City

N’Korea Can't Hit America, but S’Korea, Japan in Range

Japan: Flooding Complicates Clean-up at Nuclear Plant

Iran: UN Human Rights Rapporteur Took US bribes

Nigeria, US to Parley on Infrastructure Devt Monday

Ferguson: Rooney Not Leaving United

Kenyan Election Heads to Nail-biting Finish

For Obiogbolu, Squash is the Way to Go

N’Korea Ends Peace Pacts with S’Korea

Al Qaeda Spokesman, Abu Ghaith, to be Tried in New York

Russia 'Won't Press Syria's Assad'

Leaders Gather for Chavez Funeral

Nigeria Partners with Preferred Hotel Group at ITB

Thursday, March 07, 2013

FG Should Embrace Debate on Foreign Reserves Management, Ezekwesili Insists

Navy: Interim Report on Bayelsa Helicopter Crash Inconclusive

PIB Survives in Senate, Scales Second Reading

FG to Set up Wholesale Lender to Drive down Rates

In Show of Strength, Jonathan Spends the Night in Borno

Tinubu Advocates Financial Sector Reform, Real Sector Revival

NECO Records Remarkable Improvement in Nov/Dec 2012 Result

FG to Redeploy More Permanent Secretaries

Ladipo Market: Fashola Raises Committee on Conflict Resolution

Power Assets Sale: FG Appeals to Labour to Shelve Strike

Police Nab Alleged Murderer After Three Years

Niger Delta Coalition Tells FG to Revoke Oil Licences

EFCC Re-arraigns Nnamani, Others for Money Laundering

Caverton Orders Three Helicopters

Students: We Won't Protest over Withdrawal of Kalu’s Degree

FRSC Denies Recruitment Scam

Pirates Kidnap Three in Niger Delta

Opposition Coalition Alleges Plot to Frustrate APC’s Registration

NCP Appeals Judgment against Deregistration of Parties

Oscar Pistorius Case: Hilton Botha, Ex-lead Detective, Quits

Kenya Election: Computer Bug Blamed for Vote Error

UN Backs Tough New N’Korea Sanctions

Fayemi: A Question of Values

Stock Exchange, Dangote and Great Expectations

Pope Conclave: Last Cardinal Arrives Vatican

Boko Haram: Jonathan Gives Condition for Amnesty

Navy: Interim Report on Bayelsa Chopper Crash Inconclusive

Mali: French Minister Visits Troops, Says Mission Not Over

'Forgotten' Prisoner Gets £10m Compensation

N'Korea Threatens US with Nuclear Strike

Berlusconi Given 12-month Prison Sentence

Muoghalu: APC Has Come to Stay

Draghi Confronts Italy Impact as ECB Seen Holding Rates

Tight Security as Jonathan Visits Borno, Yobe States Thursday

At Last, Jonathan Risks Visit to Borno, Yobe Thursday

Lion Kills Woman at California Park

Sam Mendes Won't Direct Next Bond

At Last, Nigeria Gets Sydney 2000 Gold Medal

DPR Debunks Claims of Crude Oil Discovery in Kuje

JTF: We Have Made Steady Progress against Oil Thieves

Wednesday, March 06, 2013

Nigeria Assures Investors, Tourists at ITB Berlin

JNI to Enlighten Muslims on Polio

Court Reserves Ruling in Maina’s Suit to Stop Arrest

Jonathan, World Leaders Mourn Chavez

At Last, Jonathan Risks Visit to Borno, Yobe Today

Tight Security as Jonathan Visits Borno, Yobe States Today

PIB: Northerners Accused of Owning 83% of Oil Blocks

Buhari: FG Cannot Tame Corruption

Army Raids Bomb Making Factory in Kaduna

Soyinka, Sambo Eulogise Awolowo’s Virtues

Saraki Appointed Member of UN Global Alliance on Clean Fuel

Aliyu: North May Become Extinct if Security Challenges Persist

Ohakim Drags Okorocha to Court over Probe Panel

Police Rescue Kidnapped Spaniard

US Seeks Deeper Knowledge of South-east Nigeria

House Orders Akunyili, Others to Return Official Cars

NTDC Assures Investors, Tourists of Safety

Chief of Air Staff Seeks Proactive Measures on Insecurity

Obasanjo: How to Curb Corruption in Nigeria

Israel Warns Citizens to Avoid Nigeria

France Says Terror Chiefs Killed in Mali

Kenya Elections: Row over Spoiled Votes

US Envoy Walks Out of Nuclear Meeting over Iran's Israel Remark

Syria Rebels Hold UN Golan Team

The Politics of a Certificate

Nani Red Card: Man United Fan Dials 999

Protests Rage in Egypt's Port Said for Fourth Day

France Says Fourth Soldier Killed in Mali Fighting

Vatican Urges Reserve as US Cardinals Fall Silent

World Allies Mourn Chavez, US Urges Improved Ties

Hugo Chavez’s Coffin Paraded Through Streets

Army Raids Bomb Factory in Kaduna

Jonathan Mourns Chavez

Borno, Yobe Residents Hope Jonathan's visit Will End Boko Haram Violence

FG Generated 195,534 Jobs in 2012

UEFA League: Alarm Bells Ring for Dropped Rooney

Russia: Dancer Confesses to Attack on Bolshoi Chief

S'Korea to Strike Back at North if Attacked

Chavez Widely Mourned, But Some Hope Change on Way

Kenyatta Ahead in Kenya Vote Count

Massive Winter Storm Grounds 2,600 US Flights

Devastated, Mourning Chavez Supporters Pour onto Streets

Tuesday, March 05, 2013

Nigeria Owes Obasanjo a Debt of Gratitude, Says Jonathan

US, Nigeria Hold Joint Counter-terrorism Exercise

Chalker: Nigeria’s Economic Growth Threatened by Terrorism, Oil Theft

Lagos to Extend Eko Atlantic City Project

House Summons Education Minister, ASUU over Looming Strike

Witnesses: How Kwara Police Commissioner Was Killed

Northern Govs’ C'ttee, Sultan Seek Amnesty for Boko Haram Members

Row in Senate as Northern Lawmakers Oppose PIB

Badly Deformed Baby Born in Katsina

Rivers Lawmakers in House Decry Attack on Amaechi

CBAAC to Establish Arts Centre in Rivers

Abandoned Aircraft Task Force Storms Abuja Airport

Court Stops Airtel's Advertising Pitch

Hugo Chavez Loses Battle to Cancer, Dies at 59

Oil Firms Threatened for Non-payment of Royalties

Imoke Writes Lawmakers, Resumes Work Congratulates Obasanjo on 76th birthday

Bribe-for-Job Scam: Interior Minister, FCC Differ on Website Swindle

FG: Nigerian Troops in Mali Respect Rules of Engagement

Venezuela's Hugo Chavez Dies Aged 58

Kenya Elections: Kenyatta Leads Odinga

Two More Killed in Guinea as Protests Spread

Tunisia: Independents Named Foreign, Defence Ministers

Kerry: Iran Closer to Possessing Nuclear Weapon

Syria: Warplanes Bomb Raqqa after Rebel Gains

Local Content: How Far Can APCON Go?

Big Powers Want 'Early' Results in Iran Diplomacy

Kompany Nears Return as City Wall Keeps Title Hopes Alive

Mali Conflict in Bloodiest Phase Yet

Egyptian Police, Protesters Clash for Third Day in Port Said

Malaysian Troops Attack Armed Philippine Group in Sabah

Conclave Nears, Sistine Chapel Closed to Visitors

Don’t Politicize Crimes, FG Warns ACN, Other Opposition Parties

Sultan Calls for Amnesty for Boko Haram Members

Presidency May Probe NDDC Indicates Jonathan

Asian Stocks Advance on Central Bank Stimulus Bets

Zimbabwe to Bar Western Election Observers

Qaeda Source Confirms Leader Slain, Fuelling Hostage Fears

France: 15 Militants Killed Overnight in Mali Fighting

Egypt 'Eye Sniper' Sentenced to Three Years

Japan Arrests China Boat Captain Amid Island Row

Sogunle: Pension Operators Can't Help Retirees under Old Schemes

Calming the Communal Clashes

Kenyans Await Election Results

Wen Jiabao Opens China Parliament

Venezuela: Hugo Chavez Suffers New Severe Infection

China, US Agree N’Korea Nuclear Test Measures

First Bank Introduces N100 Monthly ATM Charge

Biden: Obama Not Bluffing on Iran Nukes

US Cardinals Seek Answers on Vatican Dysfunction

Votes Counted in Key Kenyan Election

Congo: At Least Nine Die in Plane Crash in Goma

Monday, March 04, 2013

Sogunle: Pension Operators Can’t Help Retirees under Old Schemes

Boko Haram Victim Recounts How Husband, Son Were Killed

Aliko Dangote is World’s 43rd Richest Man

Power Outages Paralyse Lagos Airport

CPC Wants Obasanjo Arraigned for Odi Genocide

Chime Offers N10 million for Killers of Kwara Police Boss

Commonwealth Mulls Visa Waiver for Some Categories of Travellers

Lagos Considers Relocation of Ladipo Market

FCC Fingers FRSC, FCDA, Interior Ministry in Bribe-for-Job Scam

DMO: Nigeria’s Public Sector Debt is Sustainable

Give Us the Horsemeat

Son Kills 60-year-old Father in Ebonyi

Drama as PDP Presents Wrong Witness at Ondo Tribunal

FG Warns against Illegal Schools

Judge Threatens Anosikes with Bench Warrant

NUPENG Cautions N’Assembly against Delaying PIB

Jang Finally Approves Justice Naron’s Retirement

Record 259 Nominees for 2013 Nobel Peace Prize

Sydney Armed Robbery Attempt Filmed on Phone

Queen Leaves Hospital after Stomach Bug

Batman Hands over Suspect to Police

Syrian Soldiers Killed in Iraq

Jonathan, Commonwealth Secretary-General Meet in Private

UEFA League: Memories of Another Ronaldo Spur United

Two Planes Land at Amsterdam after Technical Problems

Convicted Pension Director Slumps in Court

France Says Al Qaeda Chief, Abou Zeid, ‘Probably’ Killed

Four Policemen Butchered as Kenyans Queue in Tense Vote

Egypt: Five Dead after Police Fight Protesters in Port Said

China to Maintain Defence Spending, Fight Waste

I Saw Hell…But I will be a Polio Vaccinator Again

Asian Shares Tumble, Property Curbs Spark China Sell-off

Papal Vote Preparations Start in Earnest at Vatican

S’Africa Dragging Death: Eight Police to Go on Trial

Kenyans Vote in Crucial Election

Cardinals to Begin Talks on New Pope

Sunday, March 03, 2013

South-east PDP Slams Okorocha over Poor Performance

2015 Elections: Opposition Lawmakers Optimistic on APC Victory

NGE: Governors, Okupe Hail Adesina’s Election

Plateau Govt Yet to Decide on Justice Naron

Eight Houses Sink into Holes in Bayelsa

Fashola Gives Conditions for Reopening Ladipo Market

Oil Theft: Shell Threatens to Shut Down Nembe Creek Trunk Line

Why FG Must Stick to Timelines for Power Assets Sale

Boko Haram Leader Disowns Ceasefire

Gunmen Kill Kwara CP in Enugu

ACN Deplores FG’s Scare Mongering to Stop Governors’ Meeting in Borno

Affirmation Plot for Jonathan Divides PDP

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LASU Murder: Police Comb Hideouts, Arrest 50 Suspects

Cardinals Converge on the Vatican in Search of New Pope

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NDLEA in Contempt Saga

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Cardinal Apologises for Sexual Misconduct

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Karachi Bomb Blast Kills Dozens

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Deaths as Bangladesh Strike Begins

New Leaders Take Charge in China

Syria Conflict: Assad Accuses UK of Bullying

Islamist Militant 'Killed in Mali'

Florida Sinkhole: Search for Victim Called Off

Saturday, March 02, 2013

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NGF Chairmanship: Northern PDP Governors Dump Amaechi, Shema

Spain Seeks Stronger Business Ties with Nigeria

Chidoka: FRSC Ready For Influx of Vehicles

FG Donates N3bn to Nollywood

Aregbesola Leads OYES Cadets on Endurance Trek

Amaechi: Judges Must Be Above Society

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Despite Bakassi, Nigeria, Cameroon Relations at Best, Says Ambassador

Jonathan: Construction of Lagos to Abidjan Expressway Begins 2014

Insecurity: Danjuma Raises Alarm Over Looming Anarchy

Strengthen Democracy or Risk Instability, Jonathan Warns Fellow African Leaders

PDP Welcomes Imoke, Says He’s Fully Recharged

2015 Presidency: Jonathan Has Right to Contest, Says Ex-Minister

APGA Crisis: Umeh Petitions Jega, Mukhtar

ABSU Senate Revokes Kalu’s Degree Certificate

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Zimbabwe Elections: Mugabe Denies Violent Campaign

Kerry: Egyptians Need to Find Political Consensus

Turkish Captives to be Released by Kurdish Rebels

Gemade: Nigeria Governors’ Forum was becoming Fourth Tier of Government

Telecoms: Stimulating Economic Activities in Other Sectors

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Final Rallies for Kenya Poll Rivals

Al Qaeda Issues English-language Advice Mag for Militants

NATO Apologises after Two Afghan Boys Killed

Kerry to Stress Need for Egyptian Consensus for IMF Deal

Posters Promoting African Pope Appear in Rome

Hugo Chavez 'Has More Chemotherapy'

Worshipers Escape Death as Gunmen Throw Grenade into Mosque

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Jonathan Reduces FG's Bureaucracy

Jonathan, First Lady Receive Ivorien National Honours

Assad Forces Take Aleppo Village, Reopening Supply Line

Colombia: Soldiers Jailed over Cash Hidden in FARC Camp

La Liga: Barca Seek Solutions, Lift at Bernabeu

Femi Adesina Leads Guild of Editors

Jonathan Charges African Leaders on Political Stability

Bureau of Statistics: Nigeria’s Economy Records 6.99% Growth

Imoke Returns Hale and Hearty

Jonathan Can Run in 2015, Says Court

Friday, March 01, 2013

Akinjide, Ajimobi Trade Word on Relief Materials

Protest: Elechi Closes Down Ebonyi Varsity

Mali: ECOWAS Leaders Condemn Suicide Bombings

Jonathan Warns against Abuse of Abuja Master Plan

Alleged Fraud: Court Adjourns Daniel’s Trial Till April 22

SSS Foils Bid to Defraud Suswam of $3m by Fake EFCC Personnel

Journalists, PDP Mourn Departed Colleague

Amaechi Gives N100m Grant to Ogu/Bolo Council

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Kerry Slams Turkish PM's Zionism Comments

Syria Risks ‘Dissolution’, UN Chief Says

Libya: Pilot Error Blamed for 2010 Plane Crash

S’African Policemen Arrested, to Face Murder Charges

Pound Falls as Triple Dip Fears Fuelled

Syria, Moscow Denounce US Aid to Rebels

Diplomats: Finn to Become New Chief UN Nuclear Inspector

FG Stresses Need to Harness Nigeria’s Natural, Human Resources

Lagos State Runs on Federal Government's Infrastructure

Jonathan Charges African Peers on Political Stability

Zuma Condemns SA 'Police Drag' Case

Kenya: Hate Leaflets Trigger Voter Poll Fears

Cardinals Begin Long Process of Picking New Pope

Thursday, February 28, 2013

…Opposition Govs: There is No Alternative to NGF

South African Court Defers Okah’s Sentencing to March 18

UNIPORT Four: Court Frees Seven Accused Persons

Benedict XVI Promises Obedience to Successor

…Opposition Govs: There is No Alternative to NGF

Nine PDP Govs, N’Assembly Members under Surveillance

Senate Kickstarts Nigeria’s Return to National Planning

Commonwealth Sec-Gen to Visit Nigeria

House to Probe Assets Seized by EFCC

‘Jonathan Has Sole Powers to Appoint FIRS Chair’

House Probes NNPC on Alleged Frittering of $60m on MT Tuma

Telecoms Firms Fined N22m for Defying Ban on Promos

NCP Approves Sale of Egbin, as Otedola Makes Part Payment for Geregu

FG: Malian Rebels Sought Nigeria’s Endorsement

Jonathan Meets Cote d’Ivoire’s Parliament Today

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Consortium Denies Granting NNPC $1.56bn Loan Facility

AGF: Only Edo Can Prosecute Suspects in Oyerinde’s Murder

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Ihenacho Demands N90bn from NIMASA for Illegal Arrest

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Atiku Commiserates with The Guardian over Ogbodo’s Death

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