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Today News Headlines: Tuesday 13/03/2018 Newspaper Headlines

Today Tuesday, March 13th 2018 News/Newspaper Headline and Review



US Secretary of State says Boko Haram remains a regional threat

Tears of joy as associates celebrate TK

Ope Banwo unveils Nollycoin for prosperous Nollywood

Lagos govt still interested in National Theatre – Ayorinde

The danger in ‘the two both of you’

ICAN approves Adegbenro Poly’s accountancy programme

UNIBEN got 34,497 applications, admitted 10,909 –Vice-Chancellor

Non-academic workers ask UNIOSUN management to account for N3bn

‘FG should make private varsities attractive to admission seekers’

FG keen on improving nomadic education, others –Minister

OAU to mentor Atiba University for five years

Zamfara to build state varsity after 22 years

BoI, DAWN Commission seek e-commerce growth

UNGC aims to make MSMEs attractive to banks

AfDB, ISA boost Africa’s solar development

Regency Alliance, Diamond Bank lead N105bn market loss

First Bank introduces personal loan against salary

Gas flaring increased by 17.5% last year – NNPC

FG commences safety audit of Port Harcourt airport

NIMASA, BPE move to re-establish national shipping line

FG asks Lagos-Ibadan railway contractor to work day, night

Govt woos Tunisian investors to manufacturing, other sectors

Power generators blackmailing govt, planning to disrupt supply – Fashola

NNPC has not explained missing $22.7bn – NEITI

Other firms can now provide meters to power consumers – NERC

Peace corps as substitute for state police

Akeredolu’s ‘Arakunrin’ distraction

Addressing cattle herdsmen attacks

Bad leadership driving restructuring agitation – REC

Group sues Lagos over Land Use Charge

Lagos promises better package for retirees

Pharmacy academy urges government to retain drugs on exclusive list

Managing post-partum back pain

WHO warns against unknown Disease X

Gov bid: I won’t dump my son-in-law, says Okorocha

PDP lacks internal democracy – Adeniran

Court to hear Ojukwu’s property sharing suit May 7

Dalung tackles Plateau gov over $2bn AfDB loan

Akeredolu causing division in Ondo APC, says Boroffice

Villa policemen fault NPF over unpaid allowances

Health workers serve FG strike notice

EFCC freezes 30 accounts of Jonathan’s campaign director

Nigerian judge, Eboe-Osuji, elected ICC president

Viral video shows SARS men torture, strip artisan naked

B’Haram: Borno shut female boarding schools in 25 LGs

Policemen protest salary deductions in Lagos

Mentally-deranged man enters Ogun school, kills two pupils

Gunmen abduct two clerics in A’Ibom

Man jailed five years for sexually abusing minor

Husband of late banker releases wife’s ‘suicide note’


NCDMB boss clinches rule of law award

Late NYSC member didn’t commit suicide—Lagos Coordinator

Vedic begins month-long free health screening for women

Policeman killed, as youths clash with soldiers over party food in Delta

2019: No automatic ticket for you, prepare for primaries, APC chieftain tells Ogboru

Woman allegedly murders her baby in Sokoto

LIRS targets N1bn monthly consumption tax with ePayment

Pension fraud: I’m not part of Maina’s task force, Oronsaye tells Reps

Ojukwu’s family in court over property sharing

FG replies GENCOs, accuses them of blackmail, politicking

Herdsmen/farmers clashes: 145 suspects arrested as police lose 30 to militias

Nigeria as a killing field

Nigeria earns N3.8trn from crude oil, gas export in 3 months

Gidado Idris in his own words

Tolerate opposition’s views, Edo PDP tells APC, gov

A-Ibom govt tasked on amnesty for repentant cultists, kidnappers

Zenith Bank’s results beat forecasts

Nigeria hosts Airport Council International confab

Power sector records 230 systems breakdown in 8 years

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NCDs: Embrace attitude of screening for early detection, Nigerians told

FG, RMI to cut cost of electricity delivery by 60%

Seven Energy reaffirms commitment to security, human rights

Fuel distribution to worsen as leadership tussle emerges in NUPENG

Nephrologist tasks FG on treatment of kidney diseases

NIESV launches MLS platform, tasks practitioners on branding

EFCC grills Modu Sheriff over N12b aircraft

Ogbara promises to champion greener environment

Abia civil society, grassroots and elites yearning for Ikpeazu’s 2nd term

Curses on Human Traffickers: Women salute Ewuare II’s courage, hail Edo govt

Ondo govt denies plan to install new monarch in Akungba

APC presidential aspirant pledges to restore US import of Nigeria crude

Kwara United, Obuh have agreed to part ways, club management says

Obaseki inspects 3.5km road project in Akoko Edo, assures devt will get to all LGAs

I lured 9-yr-old girl with N10 biscuit; raped her, 52-yr-old man tells court

Breaking: Southampton sack manager Mauricio Pellegrino

Mourinho mocks ‘worst manager’ De Boer over Rashford use

Road construction: Omisore should apologise for lying – Osun govt

FG committed to rescuing Kidnapped Dapchi girls, says Minister

Deploy science on climate change; NAS tasks Commonwealth Heads of States

Kano State C’ttee on True Federalism submits interim report

Court remands 20-year-old boy in prison over alleged minor’s defilement

Car crushes 15-year-old boy to death in Osogbo

Tsav optimistic Buhari’s visit will boost security, relationship between Fed. Govt., Benue

2018 UTME: Candidates applaud JAMB for hitch-free exercise

Social media abuzz over Buhari’s Benue statement

Daffo Attacks: Lawmaker urges residents to be calm, law abiding

EFCC investigates 16 foreigners over alleged oil theft

Dino Melaye, others lobby for creation of university in Okun land

Lagos begins health insurance scheme

UTME CBT going on smoothly in UNN – supervisors


Jamb’s missing millions

Gateway ICT Polytechnic plans APPs development centre

Don’t capitalise on school’s open day to reap off parents, educationist tells teachers

Former UI registrar tasks Tech-U staff on commitment, excellence

Utomi tasks youths on political power

Anchor varsity degrees marks not for sell, says VC

FG shops for N8bn to settle SSANU, NASU, NAAT

Edo: Market women laud Benin monarch’s curse on human traffickers

Dickson, Jonathan supporters bicker over insecurity in Ogbia

… Libya returnees disrupt empowerment programme

Auchi Poly expels 18 students, rusticates 62 for exam fraud

Lagos: Ambode recommends 25 years sentence for rapists

50 killed in Nepal plane crash

Russian spy attack: You did it, UK PM tells Moscow

. . . Russia warns London over poisoning speculation

Human trafficking victims should be protected, not treated like criminals – Ladipo-Sanusi

2019: Nigeria’ll fare better with PDP -Idagbo

NASU strike: Time for truce

Ekiti guber: I’ve no pact with Ojudu, declares Bamidele

Reducing child and maternal mortality in Nigeria

Gbomogbomo as metaphor

Checking rising fraud/forgeries in banks

Truck drivers dare military, Ambode

Deeper Life Church builds bridge, car park, others in Lagos

VAIDS: How data mining drives tax compliance

‘Land Use Charge proceeds’ll wean Lagos off bond market’

AMCON wants special market to sell off ‘stockpile of assets’

Crashing interest rate may stop forex inflows –Ebo, Afrinvest Securities boss

Nationwide blackout imminent over 92% payment shortfall to Gencos

CBN buoys forex market with $210m

Shea butter export hit 350,000mt, annual income of $200m –Minister

FG appoints panel to refloat NNSL

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Banks have failed Nigeria –Osinbajo

Remorseless remoteness

Understanding the Ajimobi administration

Relocation order over Benue killings: IGP disobeyed me –Buhari

…Fayose, Odumakin, Tsav, Fani-Kayode react

Russia 2018: Nigerians won’t accept failure, Wike tells NFF

Kwara United, Obuh part ways

UCL: Pogba out of Man Utd, Sevilla showdown

Pension fraud: SGF, AGF, Kano emir, others shun Reps panel

Restructuring, plot against North –Ganduje

Imo owes N200bn, bankrupt -Guber aspirant

Herdsmen kill 3, injure 2 in Ebonyi

African human rights commission writes Buhari on IPOB, Kanu 

Dapchi: We’re negotiating for release of schoolgirls –Buhari

Abia: APC chieftain spits fire over destruction of billboards, posters

N23bn election bribe: EFCC grills ex-PDP chairman, Modu Sheriff

Suspected lunatic hacks primary school pupils to death in Ogun

Theresa May: Russia ‘Highly Likely’ to be responsible for ex-spy poisoning


I didn’t know IGP disobeyed my orders on killings – Buhari

FIRS, DPR, Customs generated N5.14trn revenue in 2017

2019: INEC plotting to disenfranchise Ndigbo – Ohanaeze

‘Lagos needs $250bn to bridge infrastructure gap’

Bamidele revives guber ambition

UTME: OAU, candidates count losses over JAMB’s ban

FDI in Nigerian telecoms drop to $606.6m in 2017

Empowering vulnerable women

Honing their skills in air power

Kachikwu leads JV cash call exit’s review discussion

As GENCOs,DISCOs lock horns with FG…

$3.3bn revenues threatened

LG polls, autonomy and governors’ interference

OAU dons appointed VCs

Mixed feelings over abandoned projects

Judicial officers risk 20 years in jail for electoral offences

Pray hard, work hard and smart

Court adjourns conference on Odumegwu-Ojukwu’s property to May 7

…Says ‘we’re negotiating with Boko Haram on schoolgirls’

EFCC quizzes Sheriff over multibillion naira properties

FAAN net N38bn from passenger charges in 2017

Wema Bank expands operation to Abia

Okowa urges youths to key into empowerment programme

Obaseki inspects road project in Akoko-Edo

Libya returnees: Governor’s aide escapes death by whiskers in Benin

MTN seeks to profit from Africa’s biggest tower firm’s IPO

Abe: APC not dead in Rivers, harps on party crisis

2019: You’re Nigerians’ common enemy, SDP tells APC

Fasting may preserve brain health

Rohr raises Lewandowski alarm

Madumere to Okorocha: I’m more than qualified to become Imo gov

2019: APC chief tackles Abia gov over destruction of billboards

CBN to engage 10,000 youths in agribusiness

Don’t be biased with selection, Siasia tells Rohr

Benue: Reps move to enforce anti-grazing law

Ezenwa ready for Poland

MAN IN THE NEWS: Sabi Abdullahi: An apostle of a curious hate bill

Rape: Ambode ratifies 25year-jail term for offenders

INEC unveils plans to destroy unclaimed PVCs nationwide

Land Use Charge not punitive, reviewed in residents’ interest – Ambode

Madman hacks two pupils to death

Wike flags off construction of Rumuepirikom internal roads

Man stabs friend to death

Study:How to enhance aviation fuel quality

Measles: FCT immunises 701,767 children

Seized assets: Court strikes out Omokore’s suit against EFCC

Ambode means business

Zenith Bank reports N177bn FY2017 PAT

WHO lauds Enugu for up-to-date payment of counterpart funds

Mishap: EEDC urges consumers to embrace safety rules


FG Sends Names Of 5 Senators With Luxury Properties In UK To UK For Investigation… See List

The Nigerian government has sent a list of names of top politicians with choice properties in UK asking for them to be investigated.

The Nigerian Presidency has said it has written the National Crime Commission of the United Kingdom, UK, to assist in the investigation of five senators with properties in the UK and the British Virgin Islands, ThisDay has reported.

The names of the senators are: Deputy Senate President, Ike Ekweremadu, and Imo state governorship candidate of the All Progressives Congress (APC), Hope Uzodinma.

Others are Senators Stella Odua, Peter Nwaoboshi and Albert Bassey Akpan.

Chairman of the Special Presidential Investigative Panel on the Recovery of Public Property, SPIP, Chief Okoi Obono-Obla, disclosed this yesterday at a news conference in Abuja to highlight some of the activities of the body in 2018.

He said: “The UK has passed a law that will also help us in Nigeria fight corruption and that is the ‘Unexplained Wealth Regulation’ which entails that if you have a property in the UK that is above $50, 000, you have to explain your source of wealth, and property here does not just mean a building but even jewelries.

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“So, we have written the National Crime Authority in the UK asking them to investigate some Nigerian senators who have property in the UK and the Virgin Islands,” he said.

Obono-Obla added that if they are found culpable, they would be prosecuted in accordance with extant laws and made to forfeit such properties.

Obono-Obla, who is also the Special Assistant to the President on Public Prosecution, added that five oil companies are also under investigation for tax evasion and refusal to pay royalties to the Nigerian government.

He said: “the companies have not remitted over $1 billion to the government.

“A lot of oil companies are contributing to the economic challenges facing the country, denying Nigeria of royalties and also evading taxes, money that would have been channeled to the development of the country.

“Working with the Federal Inland Revenue Service FIRS, we discovered that Addax Petroleum has failed to pay tax for five years and so they are owing about N700 million. Then, thanks to a petition we received from Femi Falana SAN, Mobil which purchased an oil bloc in 2001 for $2.5 billion dollars is yet to pay about $1.9 billion of that money to the government. We have commenced our investigations too”, he stated.

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He said the panel was also looking at a petition involving a top official of the Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation NNPC as well as against the management of the Central Bank of Nigeria CBN under Govs. Chukwuma Soludo and Sanusi Lamido Sanusi with regards to debt cancellations to banks.

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Go And Learn Vulcanizer, We’ll Do Freedom For You – Tinubu Takes Swipe At Agbaje

Influential politician and chieftain of the All Progressives Congress (APC), Bola Tinubu, has fired shots at Jimi Agbaje, for saying that he wants to free Lagos.

While speaking at the All Progressives Congress stakeholders’ meeting in Ikeja on Monday, Bola Tinubu, took a swipe at the Lagos state governorship candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), Jimi Agbaje, for saying he wants to free Lagos.

Recall that Jimi Agbaje in his campaigns had said he that he will free the state from Alphabeta Consulting, a company which he claims receives a percentage of every dime Lagos earns in taxes and revenues.

In reaction to Jimi Agbaje’s comments, the APC national leader, Tinubu, said: “Those who said they wanted freedom should go and learn tailoring and vulcanising and we will do freedom for them later. They do not have the people.

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“He was in the contest for the first and second times. He is in the contest for the third time. He will fail again.”

Tinubu said Lagos must deliver at least three million votes for the APC during the 2019 polls, adding that it is imperative for the ruling party to hold on to power and that its members “must vote en masse” for President Muhammadu Buhari.

The APC chieftain said: “Here in Lagos, we must maintain a strong outing for APC, a party of progress, development and economy. We must differentiate between a developmental economy and a container economy. We will not accept to get Nigeria corrupt again.

“We suffered 16 years of their failure and fake promises. We have made progress in Lagos We have become the fifth largest economy in Africa. We have six million votes in Lagos.

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“Your target should be half; three million or the entire six million. We must vote en masse for President Muhammadu Buhari and Prof. Yemi Osinbajo, our governorship candidate, senators, house of representatives and assembly candidates, and later, our chairmen and councillors.”

Tinubu urged the party’s leaders to woo back those who have left the APC, charging the local council chairmen and councillors to hold meetings with those who are aggrieved.

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Commotion As Madman And Hoodlums Take Over Primary School In Ekiti

The teachers and pupils of a primary school in Ekiti state have begun to panic after a madman and hoodlums reportedly took over the school.

According to a report by Punch Metro, the occupation of AUD Primary School, Irona Ado Ekiti, by a madman and hoodlums has sparked anxiety among teachers and parents over the safety of the pupils.

Apart from the lunatic, who occupies about 10 classrooms, suspected rapists, burglars and Indian hemp smokers are said to have made the school their hideout.

It was learnt that the lunatic often chased the pupils around and threw stones at their teachers.

Some of the teacher, who spoke with Punch Metro on condition of anonymity, claimed the development had forced some of the parents to withdraw their children from the school.

The headteacher, Mrs Taibat Yusuf, who said activities of the lunatic and suspected criminals were constituting threats to learning in the school, appealed to the state government to intervene.

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Yusuf said, “We are calling on the state government to help us remove the lunatic from the school compound because of the threat he poses to the pupils and teachers.

“The lunatic chases our pupils, throws stones at teachers and threatens them anytime they are in school.

“Teachers and pupils are always gripped by fear that he may invade their classrooms at any time and this won’t make them to concentrate.

“Our school compound has been turned into a den of rapists, Indian hemp smokers and other criminals and this has led to the withdrawal of many pupils from the school.

“Besides, we want government to renovate the collapsing fence which gives easy access to the lunatic and the hoodlums.

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“Many of our classrooms are dilapidated and the school also needs a gate.”

An alumnus of the school, Alhaji Olorunkemi Ogunjobi, said, “It is a pity that my former school has become the home of a madman and criminals.”

Ogunjobi added, “We want the police and civil defence officers to come here and arrest the lunatic. Besides, the government should employ security men to guard the school.”

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