This Day News Archive for January 2016

Wednesday, January 20, 2016

Impossible Story of a Missing Budget

Tuesday, January 19, 2016

Lassa Fever Spreads to 17 States, Could Kill 1,000 Nigerians

Nigeria in the Eyes of Trump

Olubadan of Ibadanland is Dead

ActionAid: Nigeria Gave Away $3.3bn Through Tax Breaks to Shell, Total, Eni

Corrupt Judges Will Go to Jail, FG Warns

Twitter Hit by Temporary Outages in Europe, Japan, Africa

Court Grants Metuh N400m Bail

NSCDC: Cleaning Dambazzau’s Shoes in Public ‘Mark of Respect’

Senate Meets Emefiele behind Closed-doors,

Power Plants, NNPC Refineries Affected by Attack on Escravos Pipeline

Nigeria, UAE Sign Multiple Agreements on Extradition, Recovery of Stolen Loot

EFCC Never Disobeyed any Court Order, says Magu

Presidency: Social Programmes will Not Be Based on Party Affiliation

Senate Accepts Buhari’s ‘Corrected’ Budget, House Bickers over Bill

26 Pro-Biafra Protesters Regain Freedom as Ikpeazu Restates Ban on Protests

Again, Buratai Speaks on Army, Shiite Clash, Insists Army Acted Lawfully

DHQ Reads Riot Act to Pipeline Vandals Attack was wicked, well planned, says defence minister

Amaechi: FG May Scrap NIMASA Soon Says agency handed over its duty to Tompolo

Okupe Denies Involvement in Contract Scam

Senate Asks Service Chiefs to Begin Relocation of IDPs,

Lagos Police: Big Men, Politicians are Encouraging Criminals

Minister: Information on Those Who Stole N1.34tn in Public Domain

Lassa Fever: Fear Grips OAUTH Workers as Doctor Bleeds to Death

A Naval Show of Force

There must be a Paradigm Shift in the Way Government Business is Run

Putting the Searchlight on Public Procurement

Monday, January 18, 2016

55 Govs, Ministers, Businessmen Stole N1.34tn in Eight Years, Says FG

Three Feared Dead as Security Agents Quell Biafra Protest in Aba

Oil Drops Below $28 for First Time Since 2003

Trouble in PDP as Group Asks Haliru, Metuh to Resign

800 Peacekeeping Nigerian Soldiers Return from Dafur

Kim and Kanye as You’ve Never Seen Them Before

Boko Haram No Longer Holds Any Nigerian Territory, Buhari Tells Ban Ki-Moon

NBC’s Emeka Mba Regains Freedom from EFCC

12 People Abducted in Bayelsa Creeks

NPO to Appeal Court Judgment on Press Council Decree

Avian Flu: 81,500 Birds Destroyed in Kano, Ebonyi

EFCC Opens Trial against Ex-NIMASA Boss, Calls First Witness

Senate Promises to Pass 2016 Budget in February

Synagogue Sues Lagos Coroner’s Court, AG over Collapsed Building Indictment

NIPOST Intercepts N83.1bn Counterfeit Money at Ikeja Mailing Centre

NMA: 80% of Lassa Fever Cases Pass Unnoticed

Phone Subscribers Increase to 152.1m

Buhari: Africa Already Suffering from Climate Change

Jonathan Ran CBN Like Idi-Amin, Says Soludo

CLO Supports CBN Ban on Forex to BDCs

Appeal Court Upholds Sack of Rivers Council Chairmen

Aero Crisis Deepens as Labour Protests against Airline’s Management Again

CIBN Accredits Sterling Bank Training Academy

Okagbare's First Impressions

On Oshodi Market Demolition


Bird Flu: Ebony Buries 1,500 Curled Birds

800 Nigerian Peacekeeping Soldiers Return from Dafur

EFCC Raises Alarm over Fake Facebook Account in Magu's Name

NIPOST Intercepts N83.1bn Counterfeit Monies at Ikeja Mailing Centre

SGF: Corruption is Main Opposition to Buhari's Govt

Sunday, January 17, 2016

Nigeria Faces Further Revenue Slump as Iran Returns to Oil Market

MTN Results Show Telco Will Struggle to Pay N1.04tn Fine

Higher Food Prices, Transportation Push Inflation to 9.6%

79 Years After, Ooni Visits Alaafin in Oyo

UK Accused of Avoiding Payment of Compensation to Terror Victims

Uncertainty Looms in N’Assembly over Budget Consideration

Health Minister Blames Jonathan for Lassa Fever

National Council on Health, Experts Meet over Lassa Fever

Buhari Orders Customs to Distribute Seized Rice, Others to Displaced Persons

No Cause for Alarm on Lassa Fever, Says Lagos Speaker

Shiites Give Conditions to Appear before Commission of Inquiry

S’Court Urged to Save Judiciary from Conflicting Verdicts on Use of Card Readers

Widows of Slain Soldiers Appeal to Wives of Service Chiefs to Intervene in Prompt Payment of Allowances

Edo IRS Threatens to Sue Federal MDAs over Non-payment of N2bn Taxes

Shettima, Tambuwal in Gusau to Honour Borno Media Aide

Adamawa Peacemakers Pay Sympathy Visit to Victims of Yola Market Fire

NIMET Calls for Resuscitation of Cttee on Flood Control, Management

Ayade Rejects Proposal to Introduce New Taxes, Says We’ll Rather Task Our Brains

China Pledges to Assist Nigeria Build Ground Receiving Station

Kuye Passes on

Confusion at NITDA as FG Suspends CEO

Airtel Boss Calls for Collaboration to Uplift the Less-privileged

Lagos Sensitises 5,000 Varsity Students on Sexual Assault Prevention

Plateau: Herdsmen Pay Compensation to Farmers for Destroyed Farmland

NYSC: We’ve Not Received N23.5m Donation for Injured Corps Members

Evidence of Suspected Match Fixing in Tennis Revealed

Dasukigate: Is Our Congress Watching?

Breather for the Naira?

Kudos to CBN for Stopping Forex Sales to BDCs

Saturday, January 16, 2016

Buhari Writes N'Assembly Correcting Errors in Budget

Buhari Writes How Ita Enang bungled budget replacement process Omololu Ogunmade

How Bauchi, Kano, Niger Fuelled Spread of Lassa Fever

Attack on Escravos Gas Pipeline Threatens Power Supply

Cash Crunch Hits APC as Buhari Advises Party to Look Inward for Funding

IPMAN Refutes Report on Purported Nationwide Strike

‘House Not Affected by Budget Controversy’

Gunmen Invade Police Station in Zamfara

State Legislators Vow to Re-assert Legislative Autonomy

Obasanjo Bags Masters in Theology, NOUN Graduates 10,000 Students

Missing DSS Officers: Family Petitions Buhari, Others

Report Errant Officers, Crime Suspects, CP Charges Lagosians

Security Operatives Avert Jail Break in Warri

Formulate Policies to Make Polytechnics, CoEs Attractive, Jega Advises FG

Be Law-abiding, Deputy Speaker Urges Nigerians in the Diaspora

Ekwueme: Nigeria Must Learn from Past Mistakes

Group Faults Appeal Court Judgment on Abia

NAF Chief Reaffirms Readiness to Improve Air Force Infrastructure

BPP to Begin e-Procurement to Ensure Accountability

Enugu Recorded Highest Number of Human Violations in 2015

Immortalise Okotie-Eboh, FG Urged

APGA Lawmaker Backs Anti-corruption Fight

Kuye, Ex-Customs Comptroller, Passes On

Buhari Calls Burkina Faso’s President, Assures Him of Nigeria’s Support

Wike Orders Arrest, Prosecution of Pro-Biafra Protesters

Anti-Graft War: Osun Monarch Advocates Synergy

Badmus is Lagos Police PRO

NSTEC Postpones Election in Two LGAs in Niger State

How Are You Watching TV?

Political Travails and Triumphs: The Omo-Agege Experience


Olori Ladun Sijuade Steps Out in Style


Kaduna APC: The Trouble Within

English and its Neighbours

FCTA Releases Tips on Lassa Fever Prevention

Concession: 14 Firms Bid for Asaba Airport

Kaduna Govt Sets Up Judicial Inquiry on Shiite, Army Clash

In Lassa Fever, Nigeria Faces Another Health Challenge

APGA Lawmaker Backs Anti-Corruption Fight

Friday, January 15, 2016

Alex Otti: Leaving Banking for Politics was My Sacrifice for Betterment of Society

Is Lionel Messi Really the Greatest Ever?

Murray to Draw Inspiration from New Baby

Obasanjo Pays Tribute to Okotie-Eboh, Says Biafra is Dead

Court Remands Metuh in Kuje Prison

Supreme Court Upholds Ortom's Election as Benue State Governor

'NDDC Owes Contractors N400bn'

Police Nab Suspected Scammer for Demanding $5,000

Man, 28 Arrested for alleged Killing of Pregnant Woman

For Alternative Wealth Source...

DG of NBC, Emeka Mba Still in EFCC Custody

NDLEA Nabs Onitsha Prince, 2 others with 126.090kg of Cannabis

How Pipeline Vandals Use Waste Disposal Trucks to Convey Stolen Products

Wike Swears in new Acting Chief Judge

Poor Telecoms Service: NCC to Partner ITU for Improved Quality, Standardisation

Adokwe Cautions FG Against Following IMF's Directives

Don’t Fight Anti-graft War on Politicians Alone, NLC Warns Buhari

FOR OUR fallen heroes...

Aregbesola: Diversion of Arms Funds, Heartless

Mutiny: Oshiomhole Begs for 66 Soldiers

Ambode Calls for Unity on Armed Forces Remembrance Day

Onyema: Current Massive Sell-off beyond Market Makers’ Capacity

New Forex Rules: Naira Value in Downward Slope as BDCs Count Losses

Shareholders, Financial Analysts Ponder Implications of Unclaimed Dividends

Unnecessary Furore over NCC Budget

There is Good News Out of Nigeria

Still on Abia Appeal Court Ruling

Cerebral Infantilism

Of Missing Budget and other Tales by Moonlight

The Benefits of Writing

Buhari Tasks Military for More Intelligence on Rescuing Chibok Girls

Wike Swears in New Acting Chief Judge

MASSOB Asks FG to Release Kanu before Monday or Risk Civil Disobedience

Obasanjo: Biafra as Secession Issue is Dead, Futile And Hopeless

Police Nab Suspected Scammer for Attempted $5,000 Extortion

Buhari Orders Probe of Jonathan's Top Military Chiefs for Alleged Fraudulent Arms Procurement

Boko Haram: Ministry Resolves to Win Back Peace in Liberated Communities

Anti-Graft War: Don’t Fight Politicians Alone, NLC Warns Buhari

Dealing with Unbilical Hernia

Thursday, January 14, 2016

Senate: Presidency Smuggled ‘Fake’ Budget into N’Assembly

January 15 1966: The Day that Changed Nigeria

Court Orders Arrest of Tompolo, EFCC Files Charges Against Metuh

Buhari Orders Investigation into Abduction of Chibok Girls

2016 Budget Did Not Depart from Jonathan’s Budget, Says Soludo

Court Remands ExxonMobil Staff for Allegedly Raping Teenager

Shiite Clash: NSCIA Visits Recuperating El-Zakzaky in Custody

Amaechi: There’s No Fuel Subsidy in the Budget

Lassa Fever: FG Contact Tracing 35 Persons Linked to Dead Abuja Patient

DHQ: Terrorists Now Hide IEDs in Vegetables

EFCC Apologises to Jang, Reschedules Appointment

Buhari, Sultan, Sanusi Harp on the Virtues of Ahmadu Bello

Police Need N8.6bn for Recruitment of 10,000 Personnel

Despite His Prosecution, Bafarawa Says Buhari is in Order

NAF Warns against Circulation of Fake Letters of Appointment

W’Bank: Benefits of Technological Advancement Still Low in Developing Countries

We are Under Military Siege in Rivers, Wike Cries out

Wada Awards N4.8bn Bridge Contract, Promises to Pay Workers Salaries

FG Outlines Implementation Strategy for Welfare Package

Accord Party Disowns Ladoja over N100m from Dasuki

Reminiscences: Chief Samuel Ladoke Akintola 50 Years After

Adewole: Lassa Fever a National Embarrassment

'My Husband's Death Never Stopped His Ministry'

Old Soja and the Nutty Professors

IMF's Lagarde on a Route Less Travelled

Real, Atletico Hit with Transfer Bans

Outgoing Wada Awards Flyover Contract

Police Intercepts Truckload of Suspected Terrorists In Ondo

Armsgate: Finally, EFCC Arraigns Olisa Metuh

Court Orders the Arrest of Tompolo

FRSC Attributes 12% Reduction in Road Crashes to FG, World Bank’s Support

Kidnapped Ondo Speaker, Olabintan Regains Freedom

Wednesday, January 13, 2016

Stop Granting EFCC Remand Orders, CJ Tells Magistrates

Senate Awaits C’ttee Report on ‘Missing’ Budget Thursday

Nigeria Rules out Cutting Oil Production in Isolation of OPEC

Suicide Bomber Kills 12 in Cameroun Mosque Attack

Nigerian Army to Increase Personnel Strength to 200,000

Lassa Fever Patient Dies in Abuja

EFCC to Arraign Tompolo, Akpobolokemi, Others Thursday

FG Approves $200m World Bank Loan for Lagos

Jang: I will Honour EFCC’s Invitation Thursday

Ozekhome: Buhari will Know His Greatest Enemies When the Chips are Down

Crime and Punishment in Nigeria…2

Dambazzau: Policemen to Be Redeployed in Reclaimed North-east Territories

PSC to Sanction Policemen Carrying Handbags, Umbrellas for VIPs

Minimum Wage Amendment Bill Seeks Reduction on Enforcement of Employees

Lassa Fever Has Killed 9 Since November, Irrua Specialist Hospital Reveals

Military: We Escorted the Chibok Parents to Abuja

Adokwe: Buhari Should Fight Corruptiaon with Rule of Law

Ezekwesili, Ofeimun, Others to Speak at 12th Gani Fawehinmi Annual Lecture

Buhari’s Anti-corruption War Perfect, Says Cross River Governor

NSA Funds: Alaafin Disowns Traditional Council of Nigeria

Lagos Councils Reject Autonomy for Local Governments

DSS Alerts on New Modus Operandi by Fraudsters

NMA Warns Doctors against Applying for Jobs in Osun

EFCC, ICPC Not Partial in Anti-corruption Crusade, Says UPP

Rwanda Ready for CHAN 2016

Dealing with Umbilical Hernia

Education’s the Only Panacea to Human Survival

MOUAU VC Advocates Economic Diversification

The Brouhaha over Triple Concentrate Tomato Paste

AFRDC: Don't Panic During Gun Salute, Army Advises

IG Gives Full Scholarship to Children of Police's Extrajudicial Killing

Boko Haram: UK to Deploy Military Team to Train Nigerian Forces

N34bn Fraud: EFCC Arraigns Tompolo, ex-NIMASA DG Thursday

Boko Haram: Welfare of Troops Paramount, Perm Sec Assures

How Pipeline Vandals Use Waste Disposal Truck to Cart Stolen Products

Ngige: Why I'm Out of Anambra Senatorial Race

FCT Minister Orders Opening of Zuba Cottage Hospital

Okowa to Inaugurate 71 Persons into 13 Agencies' Boards Thursday

Jang to Honour EFCC Invitation Thursday

EFCC to Arraign Olisa Metuh this Thursday

$2.1b Arms Deal: Alaafin Disowns Traditional Council of Nigeria

Stop Granting EFCC Remand Orders, Abuja CJ Tells Magistrates ?

Division Over Production Strategy Lingers Amongst OPEC Members

FG Approves $200m World Bank Loan for Lagos State

House of Representatives Clerk Displays 2016 Budget at Plenary

Buhari Arrives FEC Meeting Before Osinbajo, Ministers

Kachikwu: NNPC to Hold First IPO by 2018

Again, Presidency, Udo Udoma Deny Withdrawing Budget from N'Assembly

Court Rejects FG's Application to Freeze MTN's Accounts

NDLEA Quizzes Ojukwu's Niece, Four Others for Importing 2.24kg of Cocaine

Tuesday, January 12, 2016

FG Earmarks N140m to Fight Lassa Fever, Death Toll Hits 41

FG Deploys BVN to Sanitise Payroll, Check Ghost Workers

Obama Receives Formal Petition against Buhari for Disregard of Court Orders

NSA Funds: Ribadu Denies Claims of Refund

Soldiers ‘Detain’ 65 Chibok Parents in Borno

Senate to Co-opt Botched Constitution Amendment Proposals into Fresh Review Process

Extra-judicial Killings: Policemen to Undergo Psychiatric Test Annually

Speaker: Fiscal Policies Hampering International Transactions, Foreign Investments

Ogbeh: FG to Push for Single-digit Interest Rates for Farmers

Buhari Endorses Ortom’s Amnesty Programme

Nigeria Now Benchmark for Credible Elections in Africa, Says INEC

FG Vows to Bring Those Who Plunder Nation’s Resources to Book

TETFund N200bn Not Missing, Says Executive Secretary

Ayade Orders Immediate Payment of January Salaries

Defence Chiefs Advocate Community Policing to Tackle Suicide Bombing


Again, Presidency, Udo Udoma Deny Withdrawing Budget from N’Assembly

Customers Besiege Banks to Deposit Dollars

Court Rejects FG’s Application to Freeze MTN’s Accounts

FBN Holdings to Implement Stringent Cost Controls

Egypt Launches Biggest Digital Library in the World

NDLEA Quizzes Ojukwu’s Niece, Four Others for Importing 2.24kg of Cocaine

A Legend, a King Deposed and a Natty Dresser

Between Debt and Equity Financing

FG Earmarks N140m to Fight Lassa Fever, Death Toll Now 41

Egypt Launches Biggest Digital Library in The World

Monday, January 11, 2016

Magu: Why EFCC Has Not Arrested Jonathan

Army Wants Nine Officers to Face Commission’s Probe for Election Misconduct

CBN Lifts Ban on Dollar Deposits, Stops Forex Sales to BDCs

Legendary Musician David Bowie Succumbs to Cancer at 69

EFCC Arrests Emeka Mba over Status of NBC’s TSA Compliance

Boko Haram Kills Six, Injures Eight in Adamawa

Stolen Nigerian Funds will Be Repatriated, Says Minister

Olisa Metuh Sues EFCC, AGF over Continued Detention

Military Task Force Places Ban on Processions in Jos

Lassa Fever Claims One Life in Edo, Another on Danger List

Falana Not Conversant with Facts on Dasuki’s Case, Says Okoi Obono-Obla

Abia Govt, Police Stop APGA Worship Programme in Aba

Austrian Accuses EFCC of Violating His Rights, Seeks AGF’s Intervention

FG Knocks DPR, Cautions Marketers over Disparate Petrol Pump Prices

Army Commander Seeks Support for Families of Fallen Heroes

FG Mandates Universities to Subscribe to NgREN Broadband

Amode Charges New LASU VC to Reform Institution

Osun Assembly Suspends Lecturers’ Sack

FG Constitutes C’ttee to Review Insurance Bill

Diya, Others Task Nigerians to Support Buhari

NDDC, Amnesty Office to Re-integrate 30,000 Niger Delta Ex-agitatiors

Teachers’ Strike: Kwara Parents Move Children to Schools in Neighbouring States

Abia’s Orchestrated Distractions

Averting Tragedies

Budget Monitoring, Infrastructural Devt, Science, Tech must be Emphasised in 2016

SEC Moves to Address N90bn Unclaimed Dividend with e-Dividend Registration

Police Arrest Herbalist for Alleged Rape, N7.5m Fraud

FG Constitutes C’ttee to Review Insurance (Consolidated) Bill

Boko Haram Kill 6, Injure 8 in Adamawa

Okechukwu, APC Chieftain, Flays Nwobodo's Defection from PDP

Tender Your Resignation Now, Civil Society Tells Aregbesola

Plateau Police Lost 15 Men in 2015 = CP

Police Parade, Arraign Fake Buhari Security Aides

Nigeria Should Apply Chinese Option, Says Ex-lawmaker

Gunmen Kidnap Ex-Ondo Speaker, Demand N20m Ransom

Sunday, January 10, 2016

Dickson Re-elected Governor in Poll Marred by Bloodshed

Forex Controls Curtail Spending of Nigeria’s Jetsetters

BUA Divests from Flour Mills Business in $275m Deal

PDP Cries Foul over Release of Ja’afaru Isa

Cyberwar: Anonymous Hack Nigerian Govt Websites over Corruption, Poverty, Theft

Falana: FG Must Obey Bail Orders on Dasuki, Kanu

NLC Tackles IMF Chief over Subsidy Removal, Naira Devaluation

I Have No Hand in Faleke, Audu Son’s Arrest, Says Kogi Governor-elect

Buhari, Northern Leaders to Attend 50th Remembrance of Ahmadu Bello’s Assassination

PSC Promotes 3,684 Inspectors to ASP, Others

Lassa Fever: Lagos Calls for Vigilance, Personal Hygiene

Former THISDAY Editor Appointed LG Council Chairman

SDP Dismisses Allegation that Falae Received N100m from Dasuki

Digital Switchover: Stakeholders Allege Lack of Transparency in Award of Contract for Set-up-Boxes

Insecurity Forces Relocation of Telecoms Summit from Kaduna to Ibadan

Army Chief Maintains Boko Haram’s Capacity Has Been Degraded

Chinese Auto Firm to Set up Assembly Plant in Calabar

Armsgate: Reserve 10% of Looted Fund for Fallen Soldiers, Clergy Tells FG

Benue South Rerun: Moro Berates Deputy Governor over Comments against Mark

Metuh: EFCC Must Not Violate Human Rights, Says Group

Former BPE Director Petitions Osinbajo over Non-payment of Terminal Benefits

Firm to Commemorate the Legacy of Murtala Muhammed

Police Arrest 11 over Attack of Fun Seekers at National Theatre

Nigeria Recorded Low Waterways Casualties in 2015, Creates Safety Marshal

Aide: Wada Ready to Pay One Month Salary to Striking Workers

Oshodi Demolition Not Targeted at Igbo Traders, Says APC Chieftain

Police, DSS Arrest Two for Impersonating Buhari’s Security Aides

Bayelsa’s Creepy Creeks

Is Buhari Accepting the Past for a New Future?

BREAKING NEWS: Dickson Returned as Bayelsa Gov

New Book on Telecoms Set for Unveiling

Nigerian Investors Tasked on UK Business Fair

Bond Yields Rise on Sell-off by Investors

NBC Moves Digitisation from Dream to Reality

Buhari, Northern Leaders to Attend 50th Commemoration of the Assassination of Sardauna

Igbos in Nasarawa Defend Al-Makura’s Airport Project

Osogbo Community Protests Against Sect Activities

Buratai: Army Vigilant for Defeated Bolo Haram's Change of Strategy

500 Kwara Workers Die over Unpaid Salaries

Police Arrest 11 Over Attack on Fun-seekers at National Theatre

We’ll Fight Misrule, Impunity in Ekiti, Says Group

Ooni: I Will Pursue Yoruba's Unity With Zeal

COAS: Boko Haram Capacity Has Been Constantly Degraded

Saturday, January 09, 2016

Let Him That Stole Steal No More

Dickson Maintains Lead, But Southern Ijaw is Decider

Parties Intensify Diatribes over Buhari’s Anti-corruption Crusade

Emefiele: We are Still Weighing Options on Forex

Lassa Fever Spreads to 10 States, FG Confirms 35 Deaths

Faleke, Audu Detained by DSS

PDP to Re-jig Constitution, Party Structure

NYSC DG Reads Riot Acts to Erring Corps Members, Institutions

Leeman Communications Distances Self from Dasuki Arms Scandal

Alves Blasts 'Garbage' Spanish Media

FGGC Sagamu Alumni in US Announce 2016 Event

Soyinka Warns against Complacency in Corruption Fight, as Minister Visits

Women Shi’ite Movement: We’ll Defend Our Religion with Our Blood

75-year-old Man Burnt to Death in Osun

Mutiny: DHQ Refutes Story on Re-absorbed Soldiers Refusing Postings

NSCDC Arrests 66 Oil Pipeline Vandals in Akwa Ibom

Oyeyemi Visits FRSC Signage Production Plant, Gives Targets

‘President Using Anti-graft War to Unleash Maximum Totalitarianism’

Containment of International Boko Haramism after its Reported ‘Technical Defeat’

Burundi's Stand - off with AU over Peace - Keepers: Implications for African Regional Peace, Security

Burundi’s Stand - off with AU over Peace - Keepers: Implications for African Regional Peace, Security

HURIWA Flays NHRC for Silence over Kanu, Dasuki

Vignettes of Nigerian History

Music Rivalry: An Ongoing Battle


'K1 Live Unusual Cost N300m'

...Why Appeal Court Judgement Must Not Be Misinterpreted

‘K1 Live Unusual Cost N300m’

From Lagarde, Timely Economic Homilies

The good news is that Nigeria is already, in many ways, a 21st-century economy

We’ll Defend Our Religion With Our Blood - Women Shi'ites

Lassa Fever: Health Ministry Confirms 35 Dead in 76 Cases

Robbery: Police Increase Checkpoints, Patrol Teams in Ekiti Towns

Niger Govt Allays Fears about Lassa Fever Outbreak

Voting Starts in Bayelsa, Southern Ijaw Calm But Volatile

NIMC Begins Enforcement of Mandatory Use of NIN

Scores Killed as Violence Continued all Night in Bayelsa

Adeniran: Govt Must Make the SDGs the People’s Agenda

Devt in 2016: Bigger Goals, Greater Expectations

What’s Going on in Abuja?

Can Zidane be Real's Guardiola?

Friday, January 08, 2016

Governorship Poll: Violence as Bayelsa Finally Decides

EFCC Raids Home of Former Customs Boss

Plunging Oil Prices: Speculators Bet on $15 Per Barrel in 2016

Again, Metuh Denies Receiving N1.4 billion from ONSA

Goods Worth Millions of Naira Looted as Thugs Invade Shoprite in Warri

NDDC Sacks two Executive Directors

Auctioneers Call on Buhari to Probe Sale of NITEL/MTEL

Lawmaker Decries Poor Funding of Security Agencies

...Ex-Majority Leader asks CJN to Probe Verdict

NEMA Cautions on Fire Outbreak During Harmattan

Oba of Lagos Warns Against Indiscrimate Construction of Shops

Lawmakers: Ambode’s Demolition of Oshodi Market Necessary, Timely

Benue: APC, PDP Trade Words over Up Coming S'Court Sitting

CMD Cautions Doctors against Fierce Succession Battle

Security Situation in Bornu to be Assessed Before IDPs Return

Traditional Rulers ask for Free and Fair Election

Halilu: IDPs Challenge is A National Challenge

Bauchi First Lady Vows to Alleviate Plight of IDPs

Abubakar Ibrahim: I’ve Been Cooking for More Than 45 Years

Will Bayelsa Get it Right Now?

Cooking Will Remain My Passion Till Death

Misquoting Buhari

Millions of Naira Worth of Goods Looted as Thugs Invade Shoprite Warri

Okowa, Obasanjo Meet Briefly at Asaba Airport

Bayelsa: Violence Raging in Southern Ijaw, Ekeremor

Lassa Fever Spreads to Jos, Claims One

2 NDDC Executive Directors Sacked

NEMA Decries Rising Incidence of Fires

Shiite Members in S 'West Storm Ibadan, Demand Release of Elzakzaky

CMD Cautions Doctors Against Fierce Succession Battle

In a First, EFCC Picks up APC Chief, Ja'afaru Isa

N82m Dinner: Soyinka Asks EFCC to 'Arrest' Him

Lagarde: Nigeria's Economy Will Recover Slightly in 2016

With Demand Growing, Output Finally Shrinking, US Experts Predict Oil Rebound

Thursday, January 07, 2016

Visafone Acquisition: MTN May Recall Sacked Workers

N’Assembly Set to Reduce Budget Benchmark Far below $38

We Don’t Need Your Apology, Shiites Tell Army

US Donates Used Mine Resistant APCs to Nigeria to Fight Terrorism

Stampede: Tambuwal Visits Sokoto’s Last Patient in Saudi Arabia

INEC Begins Distribution of Sensitive Materials for Bayelsa Supplementary Poll

NEMSA to Outlaw Use of Wooden Poles in Nigeria’s Electricity Sector

International Satellite Providers Shun Biafra Television

IDPs Refuse to Return Home, Say Boko Haram Still Controls Gwoza

Jonathan, Commonwealth Secretary-General Meet, Discuss Credible Elections

LASG Defends Oshodi Demolition, Alleges Breach of Public Order

Solid Minerals: US, Nigerian Geological Survey Agencies to Collaborate

Rivers CP: Police Killed 145 Suspected Kidnappers, 98 Robbers

POWA Supports 260 Widows of Slain Police Officers in Kano

2016 Hajj: First-Come-First-Serve, Says Minister

No to Campaign of Calumny against Mark, Says Moro

Aregbesola Vows to Take Punitive Action against Striking Doctors

Buhari: Nigeria will Invest in Science, Technology to Promote Development

Investigation into Mysterious Death at IDP Camp Begins in Borno

Seventeen-game Winless Streak Signposted FC Taraba’s Fall

Ikechi Uko Emerges Tourism Ambassador of the Year 2015

Perpetrators of Electoral Violence won’t Go Unpunished – Angwe

Dankwambo: Slow Court Case Normal in Democracy

Arms Deal: Bello Haliru, Son Granted N600m Bail

Hajj: Sokoto's Last Stampede Victim to Leave Hospital

Wednesday, January 06, 2016

Bayelsa's Life-and-Death Election

Bayelsa’s Life-and-Death Election

At the Mercy of Malnutrition

A malnourished child

Lai Mohammed: Buhari Not Dictating to EFCC

Lagarde: Nigeria’s Debt Profile Counter-productive, Advocates Increase in VAT

MTN Acquires Visafone in Landmark Industry Deal

FG to Audit All Revenue Generating Agencies

Magu: EFCC will Arrest More Prominent Nigerians

Crude Oil Price Drops Below $35 for First Time Since 2004

Boko Haram Kidnaps Camerounian Police Commissioner

Rivers to Demand N82m Amaechi’s Largesse from Soyinka

NGE President: Editors’ Guild, Adesina Did Not Collect N50m in Cash from FG

Ambode Appoints Ex-Firs Boss, Omoigui-Okauru, Others to Etf Board

Army: We Don’t Owe Shiite Sect Any Apology

Customs CG Tasks Management Team on Effective Service Delivery

Oshiomhole Tackles FG on Accurate Data, Unemployment Rate

Police Doubt Robbery in NFF’s Head of Protocol's Killing

Lassa Fever: FMC Jalingo Moves to Curtail Spread as Death Toll Rises

Ooni Declares Ife, Modakeke War Over

Chief Registrar: It is Not Federal High Court that Granted Dasuki, Others Bail

Boko Haram: NAF Appoints New Spokesperson, as Alonge Moves to Theatre Info Office

Fuel Price: Organised Labour to Start Clamping down on Defiant Marketers Jan 11

Glo League: Abia Warriors Resume Training

War against Boko Haram Needs Collaboration of All, says Military

NSCDC Secures Court Order to Sell Seized Vessels, Deploys 4.000 Personnel for Bayelsa Poll

Nnewi Propane Tank Explosion Could Have Been Averted, Says Expert

Reaching 58m Unbanked Nigerians through Financial Inclusion

Adeniran: Govt Must Make the SDGs the People’s Agenda

Ooni Urges Osun People to Pay Taxes for Development

DSS, Army Extend Search for Arms to Home of Council Boss

Uche Okeke, Leading Nigerian Artist, is Dead

Boko Haram: New Theatre Commander Makes Troops Welfare Top Priority

Rights Group Calls on NBA, Others for Court Boycott Over Disregard to Rulings

FMC Jalingo Moves to Curtail Spread of Lassa Fever

It’s FCT High Court, Not FHC, that Granted Dasuki, Others Bail

FG to Audit all Revenue-generating Agencies

Bayelsa Rerun: IG Re-Assures of Security, Police Preparedness

Southern Ijaw Violence, Mother of Deceased Victim Seeks Justice

Pandemonium in Ekiti as Robbers Kill Commercial Driver

South Korea Condemns N/Korea's Testing of Hydrogen Bomb

NSCDC Arrests 20 Suspected Vandals, Impounds 20 Trucks

Allegations on $2.1bn Arms Purchase Fund a Hoax, Says Dokpesi

Osinbajo, Ambode, Dangote to Dwell on Diversifying Economy

Military Urges Nigerians to be Involved in War against Boko Haram

I Never Got Money from Jonathan, Dasuki, Says Fani- Kayode

Haliru Bello Arraigned, Metuh Quizzed by EFCC

UK-based Nigerian Identifies Grandson in ISIS Video

Gowon's Son Returns to Nigeria After 22 Years in Jail

Tuesday, January 05, 2016

How Pipeline Vandals Use Fake NNPC Invoices to Evade Security Agents

Abia Crisis: Army, DSS Invade Hon Ubani’s Home

We Executed Terrorists, Not Ordinary Criminals, Says Saudi Govt

NNPC: Four Refineries Now Producing 6.76m Litres of Petrol Daily

Turkish Airlines Compensates Aggrieved Passengers

Buhari Didn’t Withdraw 2016 Budget, Say Presidency, Senate

PRNigeria Announces Plan to Diversify Operation

Dasukigate: SERAP Wants EFCC, ICPC to Prosecute Executives of CBN, Other Banks

IG Prohibits Officers from Illegally Accessing Peoples Mobile Phones

Ayade Locks out Commissioners for Lateness

Kidnap: Doctors Protest in Asaba

Two Student Hostels Burnt in Kano School

We Didn’t Appoint Anybody in Acting Capacity at NERC, Amadi Clarifies

FG Reiterates Commitment to Bridge Metering Gap

Air Force Begins Investigation into Cadet’s Misdemeanor

Delta Police Ban Public Processions, Demonstrations

Corruption: Go Harder on Culprits, Nigerians Charge Buhari

LASG Reforms LASU, Ratifies New Retirement Age for Professors

South-south, South-east Groups Seek Amendment of Anti-terrorism Act

Mimiko Orders Recruitment Of Teachers, Promotes 2,500

Ajimobi Reads Riot Act to Environmental Officers on Ibadan Refuse

Firm Predicts Marginal Increase in December Inflation

LASG Commences Transformation Of Oshodi Market, Bus-Stops

Kogi Workers Accuse Wada over Salaries

Lagarde: Nigeria Does Not Need IMF Intervention

EPL on Guardiola's Mind

EPL on Guardiola’s Mind


IG Prohibits Officers from Illegally Accessing Peoples' Personal Mobile Phones

Arms Deal: Haliru Bello Docked for Corruption Charges

Monday, January 04, 2016

Obaigbena: There is No Nexus Between Arms Budget and Payment of Compensation

Implicated Military Officers to Face EFCC, Says DHQ

Oil Prices Rebound on Saudi, Iran Spat

UK Govt Plans to Deport Nigerian Convict Who Insists He’s British

EFCC Storms NBC , Arrest Officials, Carts away Vital Documents

IMF Boss, Lagarde Arrives Nigeria

I was Never Invited by EFCC, Says Metuh

Inferno Razes Yola Market

New Fuel Price: Petrol Stations Close Shop in Ondo

Ayade Unveils Agenda for 2016

FG Denies Report Calling for Job Application

Police Deny Lopsidedness in Promotions, Postings

LASG Plans to Deploy 10,000 CCTVs, to Borrow N119.71bn in 2016

Boko Haram: Shettima Reassures Fleeing Residents of Safety

Nigeria’s Economic Situation Requires Fervent Prayers, Says Okowa

VC: Why Unilorin Remains the Choice of Admission Seekers

Academic Activities Paralysed in Schools in Kwara as Teachers Commence Strike

Dwindling Economy: Our Ordeals will Turn to a Blessing, Says Ugwuanyi

Stockbroker Bags Seven Years for Fraudulent Sale of Shares

NDDC Boss Denies Obtaining N1bn Loan as Commissioner

Cleric Backs Buhari’s Anti-corruption War, Subsidy Removal

Police Rescue Abducted Five-year-old Boy

Police Zone 5 Arrested 1,228 Suspected Kidnappers, Armed Robbers, Cultists Last Year

Ezekwesili, Danjuma for Bunmi Adedayo’s Foundation Launch

Build on Bako’s Records, Gaidam Charges New Army Commander

MFM’s Olukoya Predicts Harsh Economic Crunch in 2016

Real Madrid Sacks Benitez, Hires Zidane

Wailing on the Economy

2015: Year of Unattained Education Goals

Ooni to Engage 3,000 Youths, Dedicates New Year for Youth Development

New Commanders for Operation Lafiya Dole, 7 Division Take Over

Ikpeazu Writes INEC?, Says He Remains the Governor

$1.2bn: Indicted Military Officers to Face EFCC, Prosecuting Agencies, Says DHQ

Police Rescue 5-yr Old Kidnapped Boy

Cleric Foresees Better Days for Nigeria

Rivers Gets First Female Chief Judge as Wike Swears in Okocha

Atiku Condoles with Victims of Yola Market Fire

Inferno Razes 120-year Old Yola Market

New Fuel Price: Petrol Stations Shut Down Operations in Ondo

Buhari Condoles Kogi State on the Death of Atta

Megacity Security: LASG Plans to Deploy 10,000 CCTVs

IMF Boss Christine Lagarde Arrives Nigeria

Teachers’ Strike Paralyses Academic Activities in Kwara Schools

78,000 IDPs Reside in Host Communities in Bauchi

Why Unilorin Remains Choice of Admission Seekers in Last 15 Years

I Was Never Invited By EFCC, Says Metuh

Sokoto LG Polls: We are Against Postponement of the Elections, Says PDP

Sunday, January 03, 2016

Ogun State Launches School Sports Festival

Woods: Beginning Golf again at 40?

Federal Government’s Grand Social Intervention Scheme to be Phased

Saudi Arabia Cuts Diplomatic Ties with Iran After Embassy Attack

Dubbing Buhari a Tyrant Pits Critics Against His Supporters

Borno Hunters Want to Join Military in Fight Against Boko Haram

Kwara is Safe, KWSG Assures Corps Members

Tension in Ile-Ife over Selection of Second-in-Command to Ooni

INEC Official Accuses Bayelsa REC of Collecting N200m Bribe from Dickson

Ekiti Youths Ask EFCC to Probe Fayose’s Administration

Air Freight Operations Face Threat

FG to Unveil Fresh Communications Master-plan before Month End

Nigerians Urged to Intensify Investment in Girl-child Education

2016 will Be Tough Financially for Nigeria, Obaseki Predicts

Onyechere Faults Abia Election Appeal Tribunal Judgment

Declare Your Assets Publicly, Group Tells Ministers

Ambode: Bleak Economic Prediction Won’t Hinder Lagos from Prospering

Ishaku Urges Opposition to Accept Appeal Court Verdict

Police Arrest Two Traffic Robbery Suspects in Lagos

Ogun Clamps Down on Erring Private Schools

Firm Produces Examination Beds for Effective Delivery

Despite Criminalisation of FGM, Practice Continues

As NACA Continues Fight Against HIV/AIDS

Group Wants Aregbesola to Explore Agriculture, Tourism Potentials

Minister Pledges Improved Water Supply in FCT

Niger State Gov Urges Peaceful Coexistence among Nigerians.

Kure Ultra-modern Market in Minna Up in Flames

PDP: Buhari's Anti-graft Crusade Now Partisan War against Opposition

Stop Giving Conflicting Judgments, CJN Tells Appeal Court Justices

NCC: 700MHz Spectrum Shouldn't Have Been Sold to MTN

FG Earmarks N12bn as Special Intervention Fund for North-east Rehabilitation

Saturday, January 02, 2016

New Pump Prices: 48 Hours after Take-off, Compliance Still Arbitrary

758 Stranded Foreigners at Calabar Seaport Evacuated

Bayelsa Polls: Patience Jonathan Dumps Dickson, Police Invite Ex-militant Leaders

Buhari, Sultan, Emir of Kano to Grace Auchi Day Festival

Do Not Depend on Oil, FG Told

Wordbase Assembly Crusade

‘There’s Hope in Spite of Economic Difficulties’

Mbaka Prophecy: HURIWA Accuses Catholic Priest of Rumour Mongering

Cleric Backs Buhari’s Anti-graft War, Subsidy Removal

FRSC Boss Assures Staff of Sustained Welfare Policies in 2016

Amosun’s Daughter Donates Medical Items to Hospital


16 People, Brands, Shapers of the Creative Industry in 2016 (I)

NSE: Domestic Investors Conceded 13.62% of Trading to Foreign Investors in Nov 2015


The Missing Luggage!

Rice Import Quota

Michael Ibru: Nigeria's Foremost Entrepreneur Turns 85

The Presidential Media Chat

A Bold Step for Humanity

New Lease of Life for Alpha Beach Residents

NCC and MTN: Game of Wits or Test of Wills?

It's A New Yair!

The Ritual Called Happy New Year

Ambitious Arsenal Host Newcastle Amidst Renewed Title Hope

How GOtv Boxing Night Revived Nigerian Boxing

How Dalong Can Be a Star: Create Jobs, Engage Youth, Inspire Generations

Friday, January 01, 2016

Buhari Names Danjuma, Dangote in Committee to Rebuild North-East

Kachikwu: NNPC to Globalise Recruitment, Set to Employ Expatriates

Abia People’s Mandate Finally Recovered, Says Otti

Abia People’s Mandate Finally Recovered, Says Otti

Lawyer Petitions Obama Asking Buhari to Respect Court Orders

Bill Cosby Breaks Silence Following Sexual Assault Charge

Natalie Cole, Legendary Songstress, Dies at 65

Canadian University Don Administers Free Screening for Cancer in Osun

New Year Accident Claims Five Lives in Benue

Olubadan Defies Ajimobi, Elevates Ladoja, Balogun, Others

Boko Haram: Security Expert Knocks Buhari on Chibok, Hijab

AF Begins 3rd Phase of Free Medical Outreach for IDPs

Glo-sponsored One Lagos Fiesta Climax in Five Locations

Without Udom, Akwa Ibom is the Loser

Mixed Blessings for Travel, Tourism in 2015

FCMB Presents Dare2Dream Season 2 Grand Finale

Gombe Loses 33 Police Officers to Insurgents in 2015

2015: 1,968 Flood Victims Compensated in Akwa Ibom

Yoruba Youths Condemn 'Campaign of Calumny' against Kuku

No Ban on Hijab, Says Presidency

A'Court Affirms Otti, Ishaku Duly Elected Governors of Abia, Taraba

PDP, LP Slam Buhari's Media Outing, APC

Open Letter to Presidential Spokesperson, Femi Adesina

Lagos Assembly Invalidates Pedro's Impeachment

Thursday, December 31, 2015

Muslim Bodies Condemn Possible Ban on Hijab

Buhari Signs 2015 Budget Extension Bill into Law

Ikpeazu, Ortom, Bello, Gaidam Present Budgets to Assemblies

Chibok Girls Alive and Kicking, Says Journalist

IG Threatens Arrest of Holders of Invalid Firearms Licence, Tinted Glass

NLC: Buhari Now Captive of Forces of Subsidy Removal, Deregulation

Senate: We Have No Plan to Spend N50bn on Cars

Kogi Workers Demand Payment of Salaries as Activists Calls for Wada’s Probe

Ogun Clamps Down On Erring Private Schools

Mimiko Grants Amnesty to 14 Prisoners in Ondo

Soldiers Kill Robbers In Bauchi, Recover Arms, Money

Dalung Denies Rift with Lalong

Fire Disasters: Police Step up Investigation, Urge Caution

Wamakko Lauds Buhari’s Budget on Education

APC: Fayose Benefitted from $2bn Arms Deal to Prosecute Governorship Poll

Lawyer to Court: Dismiss MTN’s Suit against NCC

President, Saraki, Others Promise Nigerians a Better New Year

Fashola, Amaechi, Tinubu and Change

Owolabi: Nigeria Should Brace up for Agro-allied Exports

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