This Day News Archive for April 2018

Tuesday, April 10, 2018

Buhari Writes Senate, Seeks  Confirmation of NPC Members

Monday, April 09, 2018

In a Surprise Announcement, Buhari Says He’ll Seek Re-election in 2019

After Senate Rumble, Presidency Says Buhari Yet to Authorise $1bn Withdrawal from ECA

Shell Paid $4.32bn to Nigerian Government in 2017, Says Oil Giant

At $47.3bn, Nigeria’s Foreign Reserves Hit Five-year High

Buhari Arrives London

MTN Has Paid N165bn of Its Fine So Far, NCC Reveals

Taraba Killings: Army Sets up Panel to Probe Allegation by Danjuma on Soldiers’ Collusion

Buhari: l Declined Signing Regional Economic Pact to Protect Local Industries, Youths FG, AU to resume AfCFTA

Again, Suspected Herdsmen Kill Six in Nasarawa

INEC Worried over Technology Intercepts in Electoral Process

Ministry Calls for Inclusion of 1% from Consolidated Revenue Fund in Health Sector

How Malami Saved Judges from Harassment

Kachikwu Clarifies Position on Under-recovery of Petrol Imports at NNPC

Bayelsa Govt: Why We’re Embarking on Public Sector Reforms

Students Shut down Akure as Ondo Assembly Distances Self from Tuition Hike

Okorocha, Bello, Shettima Hail Buhari’s Decision to Seek Re-election

APGA: Buhari Has Right to Second Term

CNPP: Why President Shouldn’t Run For Second Term

President Going against Popular will, Says SDP

500 Youths Renounce Cultism in Bayelsa, Join Local Security Outfit

Wounded Soldiers Cry Out for Promotions on Their Sick Beds

FG Seeks Collaboration Across African Borders in Tackling Terroris

Senator Arise: Why I Want to Be Ekiti Governor

Asaba Airport Shut to Traffic for Five Weeks

Attempted Suicide Attack on UNIMAID Foiled

Suspected Herdsmen Rape, Kill Anambra Woman

Ministry: Nigeria’s Funding of Education Below UNESCO Benchmark

Army Refutes Allegations of Medical Negligence of Soldiers Injured in North East

WHO Appoints Toyin Saraki Special Envoy

Anyim Pius Toasts David Mark at 70

Dangote Group Commences Construction of Longest Concrete Road Project in Nigeria

Abuja Light Rail Ready for Inauguration

N650m Alleged Money Laundering: Jumoke Akinjide Disowned Her Statement to EFCC

Fintechs Redefining Global Banking Industry, Says CIBN Boss

Access Bank Introduces USSD Code for ‘PayDay’ Loan

Moyanga Joins Africa Franchise Center Board

Lafarge Africa Reports N35bn Loss in Full Year 2017

Ayo Adebanjo: The Man and His Politics

Team Nigeria Opens Medals Account with Two Silver

D’Tigers in Third Straight Defeat

VAT Wonder Goal Award Shortlists Lokosa, Ogbugh, Zango, Others

Guardiola Banks on ‘Perfect Game’ for Redemption against Liverpool

Roma Coach Believes in Miracle over Barca

NNPC Restores Normal Supply of Petrol at Cost of N1.4tn

Obaseki Tasks C’ttee on Higher Tourism Receipts, Hitch-free Outing

Expert Seeks Deregulated Market for Prepaid Meters

NNPC Begins Integrity Test on 5000km Pipeline Network

FG’s Ministries to Meet over Non-taxation of Imported Cooking Gas

Gombe Faults Goje on Social Investment Programme

THISDAY and the Journey to Universal Health Coverage in Nigeria

Masters 2018: Rory McIlroy’s ‘Most Disappointing Day’ at a Major

Curbing Sabotage-related Oil Spills in N’Delta

Heritage Bank Restates Commitment to Growth

Rethinking Nigeria’s Devt with Bill Gates and Okonjo-Iweala


BBC Expands Its Footprint

Monday 9th April 2018

LEPAN Commends INEC on 2019 Election Preparedness

As House Probes Property Recovery Panel

‎A Call Too Many

BOA, SunTrust Bank Seal ‘Landmark’ MoU on Agric Banking

PDP: We’ll Not Comment on Buhari’s Declaration Until He Becomes APC Candidate

Fashola Calls on Discos to Improve Remittances, Keep Power Sector Afloat

Varsity Students Lock down Akure over Fees Hike

INEC: Ekiti Guber Poll Won’t be Monetised

Lufthansa to Cancel 800 Flights Due to Strikes

Funding of Education in Nigeria below UNESCO Recommended Benchmark, Says Ministry

Buhari to APC Leaders: We Must Continue to Sanitise Nigeria’s Political Environment

Buhari Declares Intention to Seek Re-election

Two Suicide Bombers Killed in Foiled Attack on UNIMAID

Eight Shot Dead at Drinking Spot in Plateau Village

Sunday, April 08, 2018

Odighi kidnapping: Obaseki charges Police on culprits’ arrest

NNPC Says Audited Accounts Up to Date, Fails to Make Them Public  

We’re Backing Buhari to Stop Hijackers, Says Amosun Ahead of Monday’s NEC

John Boyega: I Want to Nurture Talents Who Will Be Nigerian Ambassadors  

  APC: The Die is Cast as Three Groups Do Battle  

I am Not Overweight, The Scale is Faulty

Buhari Leaves for London Today, To Hold Talks With Theresa May

Emefiele Redeploys Nnanna, Assigns Portfolios to New DGs

10 Killed in Benue-Nasarawa Border Attack

Top WHO Officials to Meet in Nigeria for First Time

FG Orders Anti-graft Agencies to Probe Infractions against Public Procurement Act

Another Looters’ List will Be  Released Soon, Says Lai Mohammed

INEC Report on Alleged Kano Child-Voters out Thursday

APC Non-NWC Members Forum Warn Against Toying With Buhari’s Second Term Bid

Youth Wing Suspends Nwodo as Ohanaeze President General

Saraki Appoints Ex-Senator as Special Adviser

PANDEF Frowns at Non-implementation of 16-point Agenda by FG

Oshiomhole Urges Buhari to Be Ruthless with Looters

We’ll Defeat Buhari in Katsina, Says PDP

Northern Christian Elders Disown Arewa Pastors

Wike Accuses FG of Plans to Frame Him up

Troops Kill Three Boko Haram Suspects, Rescue 149 Persons

Tambuwal, Dahiru Settle Rift

Nasarawa LG Polls: APC Aspirants Decry Alleged Imposition of Candidates in Doma LG

Bayelsa Loses N12bn to Payroll Fraud Annually

Tambuwal: Military Intervention Has Averted Bandit Attacks in Sokoto

A’Ibom PDP: Nobody Has Been Endorsed for Political Office Except Governor Emmanuel

Police Arrest Alleged 16-year-old Female Armourer in Bayelsa

Delta Community Threatens Showdown With NNPC Subsidiaries over Pollution

Saraki Celebrates David Mark at 70

FG Vows to Arrest all Attackers Involved in Offa Robberies

Interbank Liquidity Rises on Treasury Bills Repayment  

‘50% of Banks’ Employees are Millennials’

FCMB Partners Etihad Airways

May & Baker Rebounds with N371 Million Profit After Tax

UBA’s Loans to Agriculture, Power Sectors Hit N265 Billion

THUMBS DOWN: Discos’ Failure to Pay for Power Sold to Them

Oil Industry Operators to Sign Upstream FIDs at Lower Costs

‘EU’s GDPR Law Will Boost Data-driven Business in Nigeria’  

Bala-Usman Advocates Deployment of FBV in Low Draught Channels

Ericsson Report Highlights Hot Consumer Trends in Digital Era   

Kachukwu to Speak at Brandzone’s ‘Light Up Nigeria Energy Conference’  

Firm Set to Fast-track CBN’s 80% Financial Inclusion Target  

NPA to Assist UNILAG With CSR Projects

TI: IMO’s Weak Governance to Stall Climate Change Action

FG Warns Nigerians on Dangers of Imported Rice

Global Business Leaders Elect LADOL Boss into Strategic Team

Mastercard Appoints New President for Africa

 Winners Emerge in Sesema PR’s Pitch Competition

Airtel Wins Pitcher Advertiser Award at Creativity Week 2018

SIFAX Appoints Adewale General Manager

9mobile Customers to Enjoy Lowest Roaming Rates in USA

Matrix Rolls Out Affordable, Pre-owned iPhones Nationwide

Ericsson Emerges OSS Leader for Sixth Consecutive Time

COMMONWEALTH GAMES: Adegoke, Ogunlewe in Tough Sprint Final against Blake, Simbine


Will Corruption Decide 2019 Elections‎?

Fighting Cultism

Chelsea Suffer Blow, Arsenal Win

Sunday 8th April 2018

Unending Killings in Kaduna

I Will Deliver Nigeria’s First Gold, Kehinde Pledges

Quadri Fortifies T/Tennis Squad

Lagos Pledges Support as 7th Greensprings/Kanu Football Camp Begins

Okpekpe Organisers Promises Bigger, Better Race This Year

Moses, Friday , Others Dominate CBN Junior Tennis Championship

CAF CONFED PLAYOFF: MFM, Akwa Utd on Tight Rope

Buhari Off to London on Monday

Work on NNPC’s $2.8bn AKK Gas Line Begins Soon

Police Deploy Mobile Units, Investigative Team, Armoured Carrier to Kwara, Taraba

Why Hadiza Bala-Usman Campaigns for the Girl-child

Buhari Undecided as Opponents Falter: Where Goes Nigeria in 2019?

APC Holds Make or Mar Meeting Monday

In One Wild Weekend, Nike, Skepta, and Naomi Campbell Converged to Celebrate Lagos, the Coolest City on Earth, Says Vogue

THISDAY Summit on Universal Health Coverage, Timely, Says Tejuoso

Town Hall Meeting Calls for LG Autonomy

Saturday, April 07, 2018

FG May Lose over N200bn to Ijora-Apapa Bridge Closure

2019: C’River APC Governorship Aspirant Declares, Promises to Build Institutions

Presidency Commiserates with Victims of Offa Bank Robbery

Presidency Chides Senator Goje over Comments on Buhari’s NSIP

Poor Remittances by Discos Threaten NBET’s N701bn Power Fund

CBN to Deploy N60 Billion Intervention Fund in Vulnerable Sector

Malabu Scandal: UK Opposition Leader Wants Govt Probed over Payments to Etete

Again, Herdsmen Kill Four in Taraba

Adhere Strictly to Procurement Act, Magu Warns Public Officers

Ooni Appoints Latifah Heritage Ambassador

Cleric Advocates Improved Welfare Packages For Journalists

Warn Your Subjects against Making Inflammatory Statements, Kalu Tells Obas

NBA Ikorodu Holds Law Week

Suspected Herdsmen Abduct, Kill Pastor in Edo

Beyond the Mounting Critique of Buhari

Fayemi’s Ambition Alters Ekiti’s Political Equation

‘No Alternative’ Chant Gets a Fight

Oluwo’s Excessive Joke

Ekere: NDDC is Not a Cash Cow

David, Leader of All Seasons, Marks 70

Trading Accusations over Corruption

JAMES OLOTU: By the Time I Left Office, NIPPs Were Almost a Done Deal

Man United Come from Behind to Halt City Title Party

Floundering Chelsea Host West Ham in London Derby

Messi Hat-trick Helps Barca Equal Record


Angela Onyeador…Six Years After

Conjugal Course…Zahra Buhari-Indimi is Expectant

Tough Luck or Coincidence? Senator Olorunnimbe Mamora Loses Lucrative Appointments in a Row






Much Ado About The ‘Looters’ List




Dapo Adeniyi Appointed Cannes Film Festival Juror

Nigeria’s Economic Diplomacy Initiative as a Potential Catalytic Agent of Institutional Corruption

Despite Concerns over Food Inflation, Analysts Justify MPC’s Tight Monetary Stance

NERC’s Accountable Power Strategy Debuts amid Apprehension

Telecoms Penetration Grows amid Infrastructure Challenges

As Tier-One Banks Raise FIC Markets Turnover to N24tn in 2 Months…

Towards a More Equitable Tax System

How Pay-Television Business Works

How Tony Rapu is Helping Our ‘Science Students’

A Woman Spotted the Snake

Saturday 7th April 2018

PDP Chieftain Decries Defection of Members in Ekiti

Ekiti Rejects Kalu’s Peace Advocacy Visit

Okonjo-Iweala in New Book Quotes Jonathan, ‘We Must Get the Girls Alive’

Alleged Treasury Looters’ List: Secondus Sues Lai Mohammad for Defamation

US General: Boko Haram Most Lethal Terror Group in the World

Obaseki, Security Chiefs Meet Miyetti Allah, Strategise to Curb Herdsmen/Farmers’ Clashes

NNPC, Consortiums Sign Contract to Build $2.8bn Ajaokuta-Kano Gas Line


Friday, April 06, 2018

JP Morgan Admits it Knew Convicted Nigerian Ex-Oil Minister Linked to OPL 245

 Tenure Elongation: Lalong Committee Submits Report, Backs APC Convention

WHO DG, Ghebreyesus, Adewole to Headline 2nd THISDAY Healthcare Policy Dialogue

Benue Police Command Confirm 10 Dead as Residents Claim 21 Deaths

40 IPOB Members Missing after Police, Army Attack in Anambra, Group Alleges

IGP Urged to Investigate Policemen in Alleged Extra-judicial Killing

Senator Wamakko Loses Aide

Pastors Task Buhari, Osinbajo on National Security, Corruption Fight, Others

No Claims Yet 4 Days After Challenge on Buhari’s Projects

Abam Clan Endorse Ikpeazu, Nkole, Onyeani for 2019

Disarmament Order: Anambra, Borno Police Recover 420 Prohibited Firearms 

EFCC Recovers N130m, Prosecute 9 in North-East-

Wike Inaugurates International Tanker Park in Eleme

Caleb University Appoints Chima, Professor

Deceitful Politicians no Longer in PDP, Says Orji

Boko Haram: Special Appeal to António Guterres

Akinloye Tofowomo: I’m a General with Scars of Wars

Fela: You Be Thief, I No Be Thief

Tanko Yakasai: Buhari Not Prepared for Leadership, Anti-Corruption Fight, I Won’t Support His Second Term Bid 

The Oyegun Red Light

Ufuoma Ejiniwebi: The Joy of Leaving the Bank for the Hair Salon

Nigeria, EU, UNODC Renew Commitments against Terrorism

Wale Tinubu’s Magical!

Gombe Gov, Dankwambo, Celebrates at 56

Women’s Voices to Empower 25m

Cars45 Partners Firm for Sales of Locally Used Vehicles

All-Nigerian Festival Holds in Lagos

Union Bank Wraps up Centenary Promo, Gives Out 3 Cars  

Cheers to Iyom Osodieme @ 70 – Marcel Anaenugwu

Adeline Ndoma-Egba: The Good Mother of a Good Son 

Of Cattle Colonies and Dubois Thought

Six Design Details Define Jaguar’s Sporty new E-Pace

NAHCO, Air Peace Nominated for Nigeria Transport Awards

Kia Upgrades Service Centre, Offers Free Vehicle Check

13TH Lagos Motor Fair, 7th Autoparts Africa Expo to Rev Automotive Sector

Toyota Achieves 50,000 Sales in First Quarter

Hyundai Launches New-Generation Accent in Africa, Middle East Markets

Ford Claims Title for World’s Largest Billboard

Ekweremadu, Congratulates Sierra Leoneans, President Bio

Study Reveals Ikole Community’s Disconnect from Governance

Uganda to Host 7th DStv Eutelsat Star Awards

Emir of Kano Grace Love Idoko’s Activating Success TV Show

‘Just Before I Do’ Makes History as Premiere Tickets Sold Out

TAG Heuer Announces Nigeria’s William Troost-Ekong as Friend of the Brand

NHF Endorses Three Crown Milk As Heart Friendly Brand at 30

Promasidor Honours Outstanding Staff

Malnutrition in IDPs Receives Boost As Promasidor Empower 54 Project

President Buhari and His Aloota Continua Government

Buhari, Tinubu and 10th Bola Tinubu Colloquium

That House Committee’s Indictment of Malami

Between Bola Tinubu and Professor Yemi Osinbajo

Challenges Writers Face (2): Loneliness

Anthony Joshua History Beckons

2018 COMMONWEALTH GAMES: D’Tigers Hope to Bounce Back against 

Manchester Derby: Can United Delay City’s Celebration?

McGregor Charged with Assault by NYPD

Erameh, Mahmud Win BCGS Captain’s Inaugural Golf Tourney  

WABU President Lauds Sponsors 

Hearn Backs Joshua to Face Wilder or Povetkin 

Heineken Shares Football Drama with Champions League  

Friday 6th April 2018

Protest Of The Physically Challenged

Jostling for APC Chairmanship Begins, Oyegun, Oshiomhole, Ebri Emerge Contenders

Buhari: I Have Never Showed Religious Bias

Kachikwu Puts Under-recovery on Petrol Imports at N1.4tn

British-Nigerian MC, Skepta Made a Chief in Nigeria

Kogi CP Reinstated, ‘Wanted’ Melaye Storms State for Jibrin’s Fidau Prayer

FG Inaugurates C’ttee to Review Amnesty Programme, Contracts Awarded Since 2015

23 Feared Dead as Herdsmen, Bandits Attack Benue, Taraba, Kaduna Communities

Embattled NHIS Boss Apologises for ‘Past Mistakes’

Buhari’s Security Detail Rough Handle Ace Photographer, Sunmi Smart-Cole

PDP Seeks Legislative Action against Buhari for Okaying $1bn Withdrawal from ECA

Thursday, April 05, 2018

Oba of Benin, Obaseki to Build Museum to Fast-track Recovery of Stolen Artefacts

Six Policemen, Four Others Killed in Kwara Bank Robberies

Buhari: l Declined Signing EPA to Protect Local Industries, Youths

Obasanjo’s Father-in-law, Abebe for Burial May 18

Army Promotes 3,729 Troops of Operation Lafiya Dole

MAN Decries 14% Policy Rate

Melaye Asks Supreme Court to Declare His Recall Process Illegal

Omisore Dumps PDP

Lawmaker Warns against $1bn Withdrawal from ECA for Arms Procurement

Ohanaeze: We’ll Resist Attempt to Discredit Ekweremadu

Senate C’ttee Queries Unclear Status of Beneficiaries of N500bn NSIP

El-Rufai Denies Attacking Bill Gates

Abia Female Lawmakers Eye APC for Fourth Term Tickets

Bill to Criminalise Estimated Billing System by Discos Introduced in House

Brazil Sends Former President Lula to Prison for Corruption

Buhari Congratulates New Sierra Leonean President, Bio

FG Irresponsible in Compilation of Looters’ List, Says Wike

Committee Recovers 600 Rustled Cows in Niger

FG Procures N643.5m Equipment for Farmers in S’East

Oba of Benin Warns Traditional Rulers against Partisan Politics

Presidential C’ttee on CFTA Asks Buhari for Two-week Extension

Wike Chairs Task Force on Illegal Road Trading

Nigeria, Your Karma Speaks to You

Royal March on Asaba Airport  

Agbaje: GTBank Will Maintain Profitability Despite Economic Challenges

Analysts Forecast Further Drop in Inflation

Sterling Bank Partners Lagos on Digital Payment for BRT Commuters

Budding Talent

Forte Oil Grows Profit After Tax by 323% to N12.2 Billion

Foundation Offers over N5 Million Scholarship Fund to14 Law Students

Footwear Academy Wins Proudly Made-in-Aba Hackathon Challenge

RCCG First Born Family Empowers Widows, Gives Scholarship to Students

Europa: Arsenal Beats CSKA Moscow 4-1

Celebrating Mothers

Investor Stakes $450m on New Free Trade Zone, to Build Ships in Nigeria

FG Berates NCAA over Failure to Implement Safety Recommendations

Smart Zones UAE Partners DAMAC Properties on #Dubailagos Workshop

Winners Emerge at Phidel School Sports Competition

‘Life Was Tough Being the Only Blind Student at School’

Ukrainian Trade Mission Signs MOU with Nigeria to Expand Trade Relations

Visionscape Partners Nigerian Cricket Federation

CBN Junior Tennis Sets up Promising S’final Matches

What Can You Be Remembered For?

‘Cracking the Code of Possibilities in Business’

Thursday 5th April 2018

Galvanising Stakeholders for Ports Efficiency

Needless Controversy over Osun IGR

Why the Forensic Audit of Oando is Essential

Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome (PCOS)

Internet Can’t Replace TV in Nigeria C

We Didn’t Approve $350m Kaduna Loan Request, Lawmakers Say

I Will Prioritise Education in Gombe if Elected, says Barde

Kachikwu Puts Nigeria’s Current Under-recovery from Petrol Importation at N1.4tn

FG Procures N643.5m Agric Implements for Farmers in S’East

Pregnant Women Protest Hike in Maternal Care Charges in Ondo

Wike Chairs Taskforce on Illegal Road Trading

Wednesday, April 04, 2018

Edo mulls Forestry Commission, as Obaseki inaugurates advisory committee

Human Trafficking: Obaseki, Nigeria Immigration partner to curb menace

Stolen artefacts: Oba of Benin, Obaseki to build world-class Museum to fast-track recovery

APC Governors Close Ranks with Buhari, Ditch Oyegun, Exco

MPC Retains MPR at 14%, Urges Savings to Guard Against Oil Price Shocks

US, UK Envoys Meet with Otedola, Discuss Investment Opportunities

Buhari Okays Release of $1bn from ECA to Fight Insecurity

More Facts Emerge on How Cambridge Analytica Used Violent Video Before Nigeria’s Election

PDP Demands Full Disclosure on Buhari’s Trip to London

Herdsmen Kill Four in Fresh Attack in Taraba

Port Congestion Looms over Planned Closure of Wharf Road, Marine Bridge in Apapa, Says STOAN

OPEC’s March Oil Output Sinks to 11-month Low

Two Soldiers, Many Bandits Feared Killed in Zamfara Shootout

Ooni of Ife Urges Kaduna Senators to Support El-Rufai

‘Poor Infrastructure, Others May Hinder African Free Trade Deal’

Okowa, Uduaghan Mull Revival of Warri, Koko Seaports

Buhari, Saraki, Dogara, Others Mourn as Third Lawmaker, Bukar Dies Within a Month

Group Seeks Tax Incentive for CSR Projects

Eco-farming Can Solve Hunger, ClimateCrises, Experts say

FCMB Group Records 34% Decline in Profit, Declares 10 Kobo Dividend

Nigerian Embassy in Washington Explains Sack of 15 Staff

NDDC, Local Content Taxes Are Major Challenges of Oil Industry, Says Baru

INEC Gives Election Notice for Ekiti Guber Poll

Ex-Tanzanian President Lists Impediments to Investing in Africa

Milan Nigeria Still under Receivership, Manager Insists

Anyaoku Mourns Winnie Mandela

Nigeria Begins Profiling of NGOs to Combat Terrorism Financing

DSS, Police Arrest Ekiti Assembly Minority Leader

Buhari Directs NEMA to Assess Damage Caused by Herdsmen-Farmers’ Clashes

Fashola, Dangote, Ajumogobia, Others to Attend UNILAG Law Faculty Lecture

Methodist Church Holds Its Annual Synod

Catholic Bishop Plans Meeting with Parents of Leah Sharibu

Four Top Reasons Your Small Business Will Fail

Bauchi Group Faults FG for Labelling Bala Mohammed Treasury Looter

Sokoto to Repeal Obsolete Laws as IGR Jumps by 98%

Edo Fertilizer Plant Begins Sales to Farmers

Benue Assembly Passes N190bn Budget for 2018

Environmental NGO Backs Litigation Against Shell in Netherlands

Oyo Sets up Taskforce on Kidnappings

Niger Communities Plead with FG to Retain Soldiers in Five LGAs

Man Sentenced to Death for Robbery in Ekiti

Man Hacks Son to Death in Enugu

Lagos Moves to Tackle Arms Proliferation, Gender-based Crimes, Others

Seven Discos Fail to Pay NBET in January

Teleology Clarifies on $50m Cash Deposit, Restates Commitment

Telcos Groan under Heavy Taxes, Seek FG’s Intervention c

ISPON Restates Commitment to Developing Software Strategy for Nigeria

Cisco: Nigeria Lags Behind in Trained Cybersecurity Personnel

FG Urged to Focus on South-east Devt, Employment Plan

NIMC Pledges Commitment to National Card Issuance

New Dell Technologies Research Reveals Divided Future

The Role AI Robotics in Arbitration

Empowerment as Catalyst for Market Growth  

Oloruntimehin: Organisations Must Mitigate Ransomware Attacks

Inside First Bank’s Business Strategy 

Okocha Brought Magic to EPL, Says Phil Brown

NPFL: Red Hot Lokosa Hits Goal Number 14 for Kano Pillars

Champions League: Brilliant Reds Hammer City 3-0, Barca Beats Roma

CAF Confed Cup: Enyimba Departs for Jo’burg

Obafemi Martins out Of Nigeria’s World Cup Plans

Former Chelsea’s Coach, Ray Wilkins, is Dead

SWAN Reappoints Wike as Sole Patron

Beyond The Banditry in Zamfara

EUROPA: Iwobi Versus Ahmed Musa as Arsenal Takes on CSKA Moscow

Addressing Nigeria’s Low Life Expectancy

Nigeria Loses N300b Annually to Prevention, Treatment of Malaria

‘Brain Drain, Funding Greatest Threats to Health Sector’

WHARC Partners Community on Maternal, Infant Mortality

Empower 54, Promasidor Align to Fight Malnutrition in Africa

FMN Sugar Estate, an Economic Boost

HMO Launches Operations with Affordable Insurance Plans

Is Nigeria’s Unity, Devt in Danger?

Income Disparity

CPC Opens Inquiry over ‘Blue Band Spread’ Controversy

FG Strengthens Mines Surveillance Task Force, Others with 50 Vehicles

Mohammed: We’re Not Panicking

‘STEM Education Key Foundation for Economic Success’

FG Earmarks 8 Teaching Hospitals for Support Facilities

Obaseki shakes up Edo Civil Service

Adediran: We Need More Women in Politics

Buhari Okays Release of $1bn to Fight Insecurity

APC Governors, NWC in Closed-door Meeting

MPC Retains Interest Rate at 14%, Urges FG to Initiate Strong Stabilisation Programmes

APC Governors Back Buhari on Oyegun, Others’ Tenure

Sokoto’s IGR Increases by 98% in 1 Year

Jang: Looters’ List, Testament of APC’s Desperation to Hold on to Power

Katsina Senator, Mustapha, Dies

Police Recover 146 Firearms in Ebonyi

Bauchi Muslim Pilgrims Board Extends Hajj Registration to April 30

Battling Cultism through Sports

Tuesday, April 03, 2018

Benin Industrial Park Project on Course, No Feud between FG and EDSG

Obaseki unveils plan to facilitate steady power supply for industries, residents, others

We’ll use sports to drive socio-economic development in Edo – Obaseki  

Uncertainty over Oyegun’s Future as APC Govs’ Meeting with Buhari Deadlocked

Nwabueze Backs Danjuma, Insists Nigerians Have Constitutional Right to Self-Defence

Ahead of CHOGM, Buhari Heads to London on Private Visit

NHIS Boss in Another Controversy, Ignores TSA, Moves to Invest N25bn in FGN Bonds

Kogi Gov in Plaster Cast After Injuring Foot

Danjuma: Statesmanship on Trial

Swiss Authorities Block Bank Accounts Linked to Malabu Deal

Again, Presidency Spurns Obasanjo’s Assessment of Buhari

Jonathan Denies Raid on His Residence, Discovery of Stolen Loot

Kachikwu Harps on Transparency as Oando Inaugurates $150m Head Office

Bandits Kill Two Policemen in Kogi

Failed Unity Bank Buyout Deal Shows Perils of Investing in Nigeria

Bafarawa Tasks Tiv Community on Peace

Police: Melaye to Be Arraigned May 10

Nasarawa Deputy Gov Joins Governorship Race

Tinubu: How Adebanjo Made Me Lagos Governor

Two Women Killed in Auto Crash Involving Motorcade of Ikpeazu’s Wife

Kaduna Monarch Urges FG to Flush out Bandits from His Domain

Osinbajo to Launch Nigeria’s Economic Diplomacy Initiative Tomorrow

Obaseki Lauds Oshiomhole at 66

SaharaReporters Publisher, Sowore Declares Interest in Presidential Race

FMC Umuahia Places 30 Persons under Surveillance as Lassa Kills Doctor

Boko Haram: Stay Indoors During Exchange of Gunfire, Military Tells Maiduguri Residents

Obasanjo Can’t Speak for Nigerians, Says APC Chieftain

Lawmakers, Group Condemn Kaduna Senators for Rejecting $350m Loan

Looters’ List: You Can’t Divert Attention from Your Misrule, Says PDP

NRC Reiterates Commitment to FG’s World-class Rail Devt Plan

Lagos Police Recovers 188 Arms, 280 Ammunition

Milan Group Files Fresh Suits against Skye Bank over Illegal Charges

Ortom Restates Pledge Not to Interfere with Judiciary

APC Decimated in Rivers, Says Wike’s Aide

Ekiti PDP Lawmakers are Bench Warmers, Says APC Chieftain

Umahi Swears in New SSG, Nwokwu

Nigerian Politicians Looted N66.7tn Since 2003, Says Group

Controversy as Plateau Group Declares Dalung Persona Non Grata

Northern Clerics Raise the Alarm over Politicisation of Security Challenges

Desperation of Two Major Parties Poses Grave Danger to 2019 Elections, Says Coalition

APC Group Protests Imposition of Candidate for Nasarawa LG Polls

Experts Advocate Simplified Solutions for Financial Inclusion

Access Bank Partners Unified Payments on Innovative Payment Solution

Ecobank Mobile App Hits Four Million Users

Bama’s Displaced Millionaires

Time to Prevent a Bigger Threat


Saraki Consolidates in Kwara

Rising Cyber Threats Worries Chief Executives

Q1: Investors in Stocks Count Gains as Market Rises 8.5%

Dangote Sugar Refinery to Pay Higher Dividend as Profit Hits N40bn

NIPC Act: Ikpeazu Pledges Commitment to EEC Tenants Benefit

NAHCO Wins Nigav Award

Maranatha Hotel Boss Seeks Tax Charges Reduction

N5.5bn Alleged Debt: Court Suspends Hearing in Honeywell Suit

Nestlé Reaffirms Commitment to Agriculture Value Chain Devt

Providing Teachers for Liberia amidst Educational Challenges

UBA Shows Resilience

Shonubi: No Central Bank Will Give up Its Currency for Cryptocurrencies

Shooting from the Hip – Are You Off Script?

Dissecting the Relevance of Oil and Gas Insurance Policies

Declare State of Emergency in Education, School Proprietor Tells Govt

Continuous Personal Development Plan

UACN Property Records N2.9bn Loss as Finance Cost Soars to N5bn

Ronaldo Scores Incredible Overhead Kick in Real’s 3-0 Crushing of Juventus

Liverpool, Man City Set to Ignite Anfield Tonight

Tuesday 3rd April 2018

Messi Ready to Put Roma to the Sword at Camp Nou

NGO Donates Food Items, Conducts Medical Test for Widows

Again, Obasanjo Scores Buhari Low, Says He’s Failed Nigerians

Empowering the Needy

Buhari, APC Governors in Closed-door Meeting

Military Inaugurates Committee to Investigate Last Attack on Miduguri

Power: Discos’ Abuse of Market Processes Lingers, 7 Fail to Pay NBET in January

Live in Peace with Host Communities, Bafarawa Tasks Tivs in Sokoto

Monday, April 02, 2018

PDP Seeks APC’s Proscription, Looters’ List Gets Knocks

ARISE Fashion Week Ends With a Bang, Nigerians Yearn for More

Winnie Mandela, Anti-apartheid Icon, Dies at 81

29 Killed, 83 Injured in Fresh Suicide Bomb Attacks

We’re Not Happy over Leah’s Continued Captivity by Boko Haram, Catholic Bishops Tell FG

Where is the Nigerian Opposition?

APC to Inaugurate Committee on Oyegun’s Tenure Extension Plan

Police Re-arrest Six Jailbreakers in Kogi 

Terragon Raises $5m from TLcom Capital to Scale Data Penetration in Africa

Herdsmen Invade Benue Communities, Raze Houses

FG Targets Self-sufficiency in Paddy Rice Production by 2020

PDP House Caucus Wants FG to Address Gates’ Concerns on Weak Economic Policies

Military Extend Operation in Taraba by Two Months

NERC Seeks Foreign Trainer to Tackle Regulatory Shortcoming 

Court Stays Proceedings in Honeywell’s Suit against Ecobank

Soldiers Free Senator Held Hostage by Angry Youths in Gombe

Kashamu Hails FG over Ikorodu-Sagamu Road

42 Candidates to Miss SSCE over Stolen School Fees

Ambode Urges Lagos Residents to Enroll for Voters Registration

Niger Delta Youths Seek NDDC’s Assistance for Libya Returnees

Access to Immunisation Has Increased by 1,000% in Sokoto, Says Tambuwal

Ex-Deputy Gov, PDP Senator, Others Defect to SDP in Ekiti

Controversies Trailing Neighbourhood Watch Law Needless, Say Rivers Elders

Ekweremadu Commends Senate on River Basins Bill

Obaseki Congratulates Edo People, Security Agencies on peaceful Easter celebrations

First Ukrainian Trade Mission to Nigeria

Ekiti Prosecutes 400 for Gender Based Offences

As Ekiti APC Contenders Square Up

Why Moneybags Don’t Become Governors in Oyo, Says APC Guber Aspirant

Ekiti 2018: APC Aspirants are not Lawbreakers, Arise Insists

Apprentice Kills Master, Wife over Unsettled Pledged Money in Ogun

NNPC’s Refineries Contributed Only 0.55% to Nigeria’s GDP in 2016, Says Report

NNRC: NNPC’s Input to Economy Hampered by Operational Secrecy

Agip, Allied Energy’s Legal Dispute over OML 120 Deepens

DPR Urged to Conduct Bid Rounds Every Two Years to Stabilise Oil Output

SunTrust Bank, Others Sign Financing Agreement with ICD

Ajetunmobi: Investors Eyeing NNPC’s Refineries Want the Easy Path

Much Ado about Rivers’ Neighbourhood Watch

Ebonyi SSG Resigns

Local Content Law a Solution to Unemployment in Nigeria, Says NCDMB

Re: A’Court Raises Hope against Graft


SSGs Laud ABP, Want School Feeding Programme Reviewed

FCT-IRS Board Enmeshed in Employment Scam 

Rohr Plots ‘Plan B’ to Stop Messi at Russia 2019

Kanu Guns for Buhari’s Job

Monday 2nd April 2018

Juventus Seeks Revenge against Real Madrid Tonight

Okowa to Perform Groundbreaking of Nigeria’s 1st Sports Varsity

GOtv Boxing Night 14: Beninois Vows to Beat Baby Face to Pulp

Algeria Gives Backing to Morocco 2026 World Cup Bid

Winnie Mandela in Dates

Excitements as Arise Fashion Week Closes Today

Mixed Feelings as Arise Fashion Week Closes Today

Access to Immunisation Has Increased by 1000%, Says Tambuwal

Winnie Mandela Dies at 81

15 Killed in Foiled Attack on Maiduguri

Aliyu Debunks Looting Treasury

Ekiti Prosecutes 400 for Gender-based Offences

Naomi Campbell, Tiffany Amber, Ozwald Boateng Dazzle as ARISE Fashion Week Ends Today  

FG Inaugurates In-House-Committee to Investigate Cambridge Analytica Scandal  

  …Releases More Names of Alleged Treasury Looters, Says List Not Arbitrary  

Market to Weigh New MPC Members’ Monetary Policy Stance  

Frosty Relationship Between N’Assembly, Executive Threatens Buhari’s N4.2tn Bond Request

Gunmen Kills Two, Abducts Nine in Kaduna Community

750 Bandits, Kidnappers, Cattle Rustlers, Renounce Crime in Kaduna

2019: PDP Accuses FG, APC of Plot to Clampdown on Opposition, CSOs

Apapa Bridge for Permanent Repairs

Archbishop: I’m Not Afraid of Arrest, Insists on Rejection of Okorocha’s Son-in-law for Governorship

Fayemi Declares for Ekiti Governorship Race

CPC Opens Inquiry on Blue Band ‘Spread for Bread’ Controversy

Police Speak on Alleged Plot to Kill Whistle Blower

Buhari Won’t Have Bandwagon Effect in 2019, Says Bello

Akeredolu Preaches Peace, Progress

Jonathan, Osinbajo, Dogara, Task Christians on Unity, Sacrifice

Okowa Urges Christians to Live Righteous Life

Offer Prayers for Sustenance of Peace, Kwara Speaker Charges Christians

Lagos to Challenge Court Order Suspending Consumption Tax Law

Varsity Students Give Ondo Govt Ultimatum on Resumption

Catholic Bishop Criticises Buhari for Visiting Lagos During Christian Celebration David-Chyddy Eleke in Awka

Angry Constituents Assault  Federal Lawmaker in Taraba

IBB Urges Youths to Take over Leadership of the Country

We Have Capacity to Protect Military Installations, Says Air Force Chief

Legislature Urged to Consult Experts Before Making Laws

Sunday, April 01, 2018

No Alternative to Buhari in 2019, Forum Tells Northern Elders

Presidency: Amnesty to Boko Haram will Save Resources, Lives

Embark on People-oriented Projects, Okowa Urges Political Office Holders

Looters List: Metuh Threatens to Go to Court Former spokesperson of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), Chief Olisa Metuh, has said he has directed his lawyers to review the implications of including his name in federal  government’s  list of looters.

Atiku Tasks Youths on Mentorship

Buhari’s Position on APC’s Tenure Elongation Has Given Us Bearing, Says North-east National Vice Chair

Bickering, Power Tussle Stall Examinations into Niger Civil Service

Chivita Co-sponsors World Speech Day in Lagos

Let’s Not Be Too Quick to Condemn Danjuma


Banks Raise Commission, Collateral Requirements for Corporate Loans  

FG Pledges Commitment to $1.5bn Lekki Deep Sea Port

Telcos Sue NASS, Seek Judicial Interpretation of Oversight Functions  

Cisco 2018 Cybersecurity Report Highlights Threat in Ransomware Attacks

THUMBS UP: Rejection of Kaduna’s $350m Loan Request

Caverton Offshore Group Records 254% Jump in Profit Before Tax to N3.9bn

GTBank Board Meets to Approve Q1 Financial Results  

CRC Credit Bureau Data Rises to 15 Million

Transcorp Records N80bn Revenue, N10.6bn Profit

NSE Lauds Nigerian Breweries Commitment to Corporate Governance

OGIRS to Begin Electronic Monitoring of Consumption Tax Collection  

UBA Promotes 2,000 Staff across Africa  

Cross River Partners MTN Foundation on Yellow Heart Initiative

Diamond Bank Begins Empowerment Drive for SMEs

Fintech, Firm Partner on Cross Border Payment Solutions  

Inyangate, NMRC CEO Retires

Fidelity Bank, Andersen Harp on Financial Health Checks

Campari Rewards Trade Partners to Grow Brand in Nigeria  

Sona Group COO Expresses Satisfaction with Group’s Businesses  

Multichoice Commemorates Easter with Free Offering                                    

Customs Confirms Port Status for LADOL

U.N. Blacklists Ships, Shipping Companies over North Korea Smuggling

CIBN to Hold AGM, Elect New Exco Members  

Med-View Shareholders Seek Downward Review of Taxes, Charges for Domestic Operators

Stronger NATOP to Emerge at Jos AGM, Says Outgoing President

Equities Market Halts Two-week Decline

Firm Pushes for Quality Culture in Organisations

W’Bank Reveals Improving Economic Inclusion among Women

Burden of Fake Products

Jadesimi: We Achieve 50% Cost Savings in Deep Offshore Logistics

Nigeria on the Receiving End of Climate Change

Rice Revolution in Kebbi

Sunday 1st April 2018

Alleged Looters: FG Releases 23 More Names

Gudjohnsen: Iceland Going to Russia with 8,000 Fans

ENIC League Getting Bigger, Better, Says Uduh

Okpekpe 2018 Technical Committee Inspects Race Course

Okoku’s Foundation Donates 20,000 Books to Delta State Schools

Pipul TV Targets Revolution of Nationwide League, Says Bayorh

Lennox Lewis Defends Anthony Joshua’s Style against Parker

Dele Alli Outshines Victor Moses as Chelsea Falls at Stamford Bridge  

Miami Open: Sloane Stephens Beats Ostapenko to Win First Title after US Open  

Future Champions Emerge as Chioma Ajunwa Athletics Competition Ends in Abia

For Runway Models, ARISE Fashion Week is a Dream Come True

CAS: Capacity to Sniff Threat of Attack on Military Installations has Improved

Fayemi Declares for Ekiti Governorship

Easter: Tambuwal Urges Nigerians to Stand up for Vulnerable, Downtrodden

Saturday, March 31, 2018

Saturday 31st March 2018

Presidency Rebukes Danjuma, Urges Prominent Nigerians to Avoid Inflammatory Statements

Lanre Da-Silva, Abaya, About that Curvy Life Open ARISE Fashion Week

Declare Your Campaign Funds’ Sources, PDP Tells Buhari, APC

Despite PIGB’s 5% Petrol Tax, NNPC Says Pump Price Remains N145/ltr

Finally, FG Extends 2017 Capital Budget to June 5

‘Saraki’s Rumoured Presidential Bid Orchestrated to Complicate Oyegun’s Matter’

Khama Steps Down as Botswana President, Masisi Steps In

Bloody Easter in C’River, Three Killed in Communal Clash

Party Leaders Move to Resolve Lagos Waste Collection Tussle

Police Kill Five Suspected Kidnappers in Taraba

Experts Express Doubt National Carrier Could Come on Stream By 2019

Easter: Govs, Ekweremadu, Mark, Others Canvass for Peace, Unity Among Nigerians

Fayemi Hints at Governorship Run, May Quit Buhari’s Cabinet in May

Five Die as Suicide Bombers Hit Maiduguri

NSA Insists on Nigeria’s Leadership in Gulf of Guinea

Okoro Promises New Realities for Imo

Illegal Miners Sabotaging Efforts Towards Diversification, Says FG

Ekiti 2018: Don’t Rely on Federal Might, Ex-Speaker, Bamisile Tells APC

IPOB Threatens Nwodo, Family over Ohabeze’s Proposed Summit on Restructuring

Sen Adeola Legally Qualified for Ogun Gov Seat, Says Jimi Lawal

Akwa Ibom Council Set to Produce Military Shoes, Others

FG Provides Intervention Funds to 160 Anambra, Kebbi Young Entrepreneurs

Govs Frustrating LG Autonomy, Says Senator Adokwe

2019: Uduaghan Endorses Okowa for Second Term

US Centre, ABUAD to Establish Haemodialysis Centre in Ekiti

Call Your People to Order, Emir Cautions Fulani Leaders in Zamfara

Edo Revives Cultural Clubs in Public Schools

Danfodiyo Varsity Matriculates 5,325 Students

Use Social Media to Engender Positive Devt, Journalists Urged


Maritime Expert Hails Customs Chief

Move over Aliko’s Wedding…Billionaire Former Banker, Bisi Onasanya throws Another Expensive Wedding for Son

A Prophet Honoured at Home…As James Ibori Becomes Izonfini-Owei of Ijawland

The End? …Ireti and Patrick Doyle’s Marriage





Emir of Ningi Celebrates 40 Years on the Throne



EbonyLife TV, Sony Pictures Television to Develop Series on Dahomey Warriors, Others



City One Win from Title

Chelsea Host Tottenham in Crucial Top Four Battle

Joshua Beats Parker, Adds WBO to IBF, WBA Heavyweight Titles

Separating the Wheat from the Chaff

For Buhari, the Storm Gathers…

Knocks for Negotiating with Terrorists

Osinbajo, the Manchurian Candidate

Melaye’s Unending Troubles

APC’s Spirited Moves to End Crisis

Ekweremadu Fights for His Political Life

Good Governance and Critical Endorsements in Enugu

Much Ado About Running Cost


Europe and Russia: Dimensions of Personae Non-Gratae and Implications for Maintenance of Global Security

Still Living off FAC

Ambitious But Doubtful Projection

Visionscape’s Rescue Mission to Clean Up Lagos

The Unrepentant Culprit

Respite for Residents as Lagos Dredges Ebute-Ojo Jetty

What We Can Learn From Easter

Cape Town Tackles Its Water Crisis

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