Daily Archives: August 24, 2012

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Oyerinde’s murder: Police, SSS crisis deepens

2 killed in reprisal attack by Fulani in Plateau

Subsidy: Indicted oil marketers begin refund of money to FG •As NEC backs FG’s stand SOME oil marketers

Mother recalls last conversation with slain Cynthia Osokogu

Crisis among govs, meeting on state police, constitution stalls

Oshiomhole aide’s murder suspects: SSS, police clash

Murder suspect ‘pulled down from ceiling’

CBN introduces N5000

Govs’ Meeting Ends in Deadlock on State Police, Oil Dichotomy

Kidnapped ESUT VC Finally Released

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NEWS HAPPENING NOW: Yoruba Leaders Set for Proactive Action against Insecurity






General’s Daughter: More Raped Victims Surface, Report to Police

General’s Daughter: More Raped Victims Surface, Report to Police




NEC: Indicted Oil Marketers Have Started Repaying Subsidy Funds





Okonjo-Iweala Now 81 on Forbes’ World’s Most Powerful Women





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Facebook murder: ‘I was a victim of Cynthia’s killers’ -Vanguard

Murder of Gen’s daughter: Time now for an all-embracing cyber crime law -Vanguard

CBN introduces N5,000 note * Margaret Ekpo, Funmilayo Ransome-Kuti, Gambo Sawaba’s portraits to be on new note * N10, N20 become coins -Nigerian Tribune

Naira to change again -Punch

Faces of new N5,000 -Punch

Boko Haram: Yoruba move against incursion of sect into S/West * S/West impregnable for terrorists – Gani Adams -Nigerian Tribune

Insecurity: FG to review defence policy -Nigerian Tribune

Kidnapped ESUT VC released -Daily Sun

Wigan accept Chelsea bid for Moses * Sunderland, W’Ham chase Odemwingie -Punch

Cynthia Osokogu was hardworking, decent -Best friend -Punch

Mother recalls last conversation with slain Cynthia Osokogu -Guardian

Three-month-old baby stolen in Benue church -Daily Sun

Facebook murder: Varsities disown suspects -Daily Sun

Bakassi militants threaten to drag govt to war with Cameroun -Guardian

Govt vows to defend citizens, Akinyemi, Imoke decry Bakassi’s handover -Guardian

Man arraigned for threatening to kill Obama -Punch

Bank of Canada apologises after racism accusations -Punch

Letter: Ecuador Asylum to Wikileaks founder -Guardian

Viewpoint: Oil and gas in Africa: Boom or doom? -Vanguard

ASUU flays Amaechi for re-appointing VC -Punch

ASUU wants Rivers varsity VC’s appointment reversed -Guardian

MDGs training: FG admits withholding teachers’ allowance -Nigerian Tribune

Poor-quality teachers responsible for mass failure – Trainer -Punch

Judge berates IG for flouting court order -Vanguard

Why we recommended scrapping of Police Affairs Ministry – Osayande -Vanguard

NMA, others differ on FG’s proposed mega hospitals -Punch

OAU inducts 201 doctors, dentists -Nigerian Tribune

Punch Editorial: Saving Nigerians from food poisoning

NDLEA to prosecute man over N.15m bribe -Vanguard

Benue contract: My company different from me – Okupe -Vanguard

Subsidy: Indicted oil marketers begin repayment, says Governor Peter Obi of Anambra State -Vanguard

Indicted marketers making subsidy refunds -Govt -Punch

Subsidy: Indicted oil marketers begin refund of money to FG * As NEC backs FG’s stand -Nigerian Tribune

E-payment: CBN to release new fraud reporting format -Punch

ICPC partners NUC to eradicate corruption -Nigerian Tribune

The coats, songs and flags of true federalism -Vanguard

Nigerian Tribune Editorial: Hard drugs: Reworking the criminal justice system

Lagos: 3 docked for drugging commuters -Vanguard

Gunmen kill 60-yr-old man in error over communal crisis in Lagos -Vanguard

Lagos: Businessman accuses police of unlawful detention, harassment -Punch

Is Lagos world’s 3rd worst city? * ACN, PDP, others disagree over EIU rating -Nigerian Tribune

Life at Kuramo Beach: A teenager’s true life experience -Vanguard

Inmates accuse Ogun prison officials of extortion -Punch

Two suspected assassins die in Bayelsa gun battle -Punch

Police in Bayelsa confirm death of two suspected assassins -Vanguard

Bayelsa: Controversy trails death of suspect in custody -Daily Sun

Outrage over murder of Anambra rape, robbery victim -Punch

3-month-old baby stolen in Makurdi church -Vanguard

Madueke, Orubebe not doing enough for Niger Delta – Biukeme -Vanguard

Two killed as herdsmen raid Plateau community -Punch

Gunmen kill two villagers in tense Plateau -Vanguard

FG won’t deploy more troops in North -Jonathan -Punch

Yoruba leaders decry violence in Nigeria -Guardian

Group carpets minister on Nigeria’s religious status -Punch

Viewpoint: Save the face of religion -Guardian

Comment: Are the Yoruba the number one in religious tolerance? -Punch

Foursquare Gospel Church gives out cars to missionaries -Punch

Crisis among govs, meeting on State Police, Constitution stalls -Guardian

Constitution Amendment breaks governors’ rank -Nigerian Tribune

Constitution Amendment: Crack in Govs’ Forum -Daily Sun

State Police: How Amaechi averted crisis in Governors’ Forum -Vanguard

Oyerinde: SSS hands over 6 suspects to Police -Vanguard

Oyerinde’s murder: Police, SSS crisis deepens -Nigerian Tribune

Oyerinde: We’ve the real killers -Police -Daily Sun

Police, SSS differ on Oshiomhole aide’s killing -Punch

Delta PDP chieftains drag Uduaghan, Nwaoboshi to court -Vanguard

Anambra NULGE asks govt to implement new scheme of service -Vanguard

ACN tackles Governor of Anambra State, Mr. Peter Obi, over street renaming -Punch

Imo Assembly explains shift in lawmaker’s swearing in -Guardian

Ojukwu did not fight civil war for secession -Gov Okorocha -Nigerian Tribune

PDP, Okorocha bicker over alleged govt’s excesses -Guardian

Ndigbo rue unrealised dreams, close ranks for 2015 -Guardian

Viewpoint: Lagos-Ibadan: PPP poisoned by politics (2) -Guardian

Is Lagos world’s 3rd worst city? * ACN, PDP, others disagree over EIU rating -Nigerian Tribune

Viewpoint: What really is Fashola doing in Lagos? -Nigerian Tribune

Ekiti denies short-changing LG workers -Nigerian Tribune

PDP flays ACN over Osun Chief Judge nominee -Vanguard

Osun: PDP warns ACN not to plunge Judiciary into chaos -Nigerian Tribune

Braithwaite, Fawehinmi, others endorse Mimiko for second term -Nigerian Tribune

Guber election: Ondo PDP crisis escalates -Daily Sun

Protest follows nullification of Kwara LG chairman’s election -Punch

Benue contract: My company different from me – Okupe -Vanguard

Thousands took to the streets in Offa against tribunal’s judgement -Vanguard

Tribunal orders re-run in Kwara council polls -Guardian

Opposition parties, Okupe trade words on contract scam -Punch

Falconets brace up for Italian job -Vanguard

Wigan accept Chelsea bid for Moses * Sunderland, W’Ham chase Odemwingie -Punch

Chelsea set to sign Moses as Wigan accept bid -Vanguard

Wigan finally accepts Chelsea’s bid for Moses -Guardian

‘Mourning’ Uche Kalu joins Turkish club -Punch

Eagles’ list out on Saturday -Vanguard

Sierra Leone name Nigerian in squad -Punch

Golden Eaglets declare Yaya persona non grata -Nigerian Tribune

40 Secret assessors for nationwide league [New opportunity: Fraudster claiming to be secret assessor] -Vanguard

Bolaji Abdullahi inaugurates panel to reposition National Institute for Sports (NIS) -Vanguard

We’ll punish Italy in our last match – Falconets’coach [The curse: Vowing, making assurances, winning matches with our mouths, only to flop] -Vanguard

2013 Nations Cup qualifier: Foreign pros get Sept 1 deadline -Daily Sun

I’m not afraid of being sacked – Keshi -Punch

You can’t intimidate me – Keshi replies Sports Minister -Nigerian Tribune

Nigerian coaches disagree -Nigerian Tribune

Yobo ready for Lone Star challenge -Vanguard

Heartland, Lobi set for Federation Cup final -Punch

Federation Cup: Lobi, Heartland for final -Nigerian Tribune

Team Nigeria arrives London for Paralympics -Nigerian Tribune

World Cup: Brazil force last-minute draw against Falconets -Daily Sun

FIFA U-20 Women’s World Cup Japan 2012: Falconets draw 1-1 with Brazil -Punch

Go for the Trophy Glo urges Falconets -Nigerian Tribune

Eagles list informed by current form – Keshi -Nigerian Tribune

Keshi recalls Odemwingie, Ideye -Nigerian Tribune

Keshi recalls Odemwingie for Liberia -Punch

Eagles Euro-based list out tommorow -Vanguard

Victor Moses still wants Chelsea move -Punch

No comment on Victor Moses’ transfer -Di Matteo -Nigerian Tribune

Akoh in frame for Golden Boot -Vanguard

Egbunike urges support for Abdullahi -Vanguard

Kano Pillars target a double -Vanguard

Fiascos on the world stage: From Webometrics to Olympics -Punch

Adebayor signs for Spurs permanently -Vanguard

Adebayor completes Tottenham switch -Punch

Tu Face, MI, Wizkid join spinlet -Punch

Chop My Money Palaver: P-Square, May D part ways -Vanguard

How Miss Nigeria ’58 died -Vanguard

Ex-militant, MASSOB member rock Nigeria Got Talent audition -Vanguard

I went into business to secure my future – Ebube -Vanguard

Don Jazzy denies rumour of reconciliation with D’banj -Vanguard

Don Jazzy and I -Tiwa Savage -Punch

Iyke apologises to Linda -Punch

I want to win Goldie’s love back – Prezzo -Punch

Sasha launches fashion line…returns with Bad Girl P -Vanguard

Julius Agwu, Skales, Ara’s mothers make Supermom last 10 -Vanguard

Jeremiah Gyang, wife welcome baby girl -Vanguard

I’ve been tempted to cut my dreds – Manny -Vanguard

Popularising Osun festival will produce another Susan Wenger – Gani Adams -Nigerian Tribune

Return of Nigeria’s priceless artefacts abroad -Vanguard

‘Why Nigeria didn’t meet deadline on digital broadcasting’ -Guardian

Refreshing the memory with Impastro -Vanguard

Creative Writing workshop ends -Vanguard

The Arts: Hassan Adamu’s diplomatic exploits -Vanguard

Winners of Mike Okonkwo National Essay contest emerge -Vanguard

Osogbo agog for Osun Osogbo festival -Vanguard

Osogbo agog for Osun festival -Nigerian Tribune

Alaafin holds court on Oranyan Festival * Commends Mike Adenuga, Chief Runsewe, Adebayo Jimoh * Hosts Guild of Tourism Journalists -Nigerian Tribune

Popular musician, Baba Fryo, hospitalised after assault by policemen -Punch

Lagos: Musicians arraigned for taking nude photo -Vanguard

State govt to donate condoms for Osun Osogbo Festival grand finale -Punch

How ex-General’s daughter, Cynthia, was killed by facebook ‘friends’

Lagos: How bandits in military uniforms raped my sister to death

Ogun: Confession of a 14-year-old teenager: My Father had sex with me for 7 years

Reverend Chris Okotie clears air on alleged sermon against ex-wife

NDLEA apprehends suspect with N27m drugs in pipes (PICTURE)

Lagos: Musicians arraigned for taking nude photo

Dana: DNA shocker at mortuary

General’s missing daughter strangled by students in a Lagos hotel -Source

Oke-Ogun: Rustic border town, smugglers haven (INTERESTING PICTURE)

2015 poll: I’m not running with Lamido – Amaechi

Baby factory uncovered in Delta State

World Cup: Brazil force last-minute draw against Falconets

Shoprite to spend N32bn on Nigerian real estate

Singer, Dr. Sid, in threesome sex?

Lagos: 8 Persons arraigned for drinking Ogogoro in public

Ex-Gov Uzor Kalu weeps for Nigeria Police

10 Simple steps to obtaining a car loan in Nigeria

Edo: Police kill 4 kidnappers as hostage escapes

Newswatch sacks Ray Ekpu, others from board

My mother-in-law seduced me to impregnate her * He always invited me to watch pornographic films – Mother-in-law [Fiction?]

Popular musician, Baba Fryo, hospitalised after assault by policemen

2 Bomb factories found in Kogi State again * 2 Suicide bombers arrested

Special Report: The untold story of Hilary Clinton’s visit in Nigeria

U.S. considers special residency law for Nigerian student

Ex Nollywood actress battles breast cancer

Shake-up: IG orders redeployment of 18 CPs

Keshi recalls Odemwingie, Ideye

Opinion: Issues in Dangote’s graduate drivers scheme

Ibru, Bode George, others to lose national honours * Tafa Balogun, Erastus Akingbola also on compiled list

National service of no return: Federal Polytechnic, Oko, Anambra, students mourn death of colleague

Ibadan: Robber survives 20 bullets

FIFA U-20 Women’s World Cup Japan 2012: Falconets draw 1-1 with Brazil

In Akwa Ibom, unending war over Eze Ndigbo

9ice changes names

Jostling for 2015 presidency begins * As OBJ group clamours for Lamido/Amaechi joint ticket

FIFA U-20 Women’s World Cup Japan 2012: Falconets made history

Lagos: Man, 62, remanded for alleged murder of wife

Eagles list informed by current form – Keshi

Traders ban sale of sub-standard products at Alaba International Market, Ojo, Lagos

60% varsity lecturers without doctorate degrees -Jonathan

General’s missing daughter found in Lagos mortuary

Boko Haram: U.S. leaves Jonathan to his luck

Sex turn-offs to avoid

Gynaecologist warns women to stop douching

2 People feared dead as transporters clash over ownership of park in Onitsha

Jonathan justifies PhD qualification for lecturers

Lagos: Agberos outsmart Gov Fashola on traffic rules

MASSOB smashes robbery gang in Onitsha

Gov Aregbesola opens Nigerians in Diaspora investment summit

Swipe against media, D’banj: Wizkid should tread softly – CM * I didn’t insult anybody – Wizkid

Victor Moses still wants Chelsea move

D’Banj opens up on Jaysleek

Biafra does not require another declaration, say MASSOB

Paucity of funds stalls pay of Nigerian embassy officials in Switzerland

Yakubu, Utaka score in China

Ngozi Ezeonu bags Chieftaincy title

I’m not at loggerhead with anybody – Jackie Appiah

Egypt’s president appoints Christian man, woman into cabinet

Man hides N27m drug inside metal pipes, arrested at Murtala Mohammed International Airport

Lagos: My husband died saving others – Victim’s widow

Chris Okotie replies ex-wife: I will never accept you back

Pro-Biafran groups feud over alleged move to declare republic

Seyi Law’s new toy

Interview: Why we left Gen Sani Abacha behind in government in 1993 – IBB

Chinese firm bags N29bn contract to build Ojota -Ikorodu road

Enugu women protest mysterious deaths of sons

Ogun: Court to rule on Redeemed, family land tussle

Kuramo: I’m yet to understand he is dead – Wife of deceased

Pirates kidnap Cameroonian prince at Bakassi peninsula

I was once a wheelbarrow pusher, bus conductor – Best OAU post-UTME candidate

Mercy Aigbe: I did ‘Osas’ to connect with my root

Opral Benson now a ‘Consul-General’

FG considers cement-based construction for Nigerian roads

Daily Sun Editorial: Nigeria’s new ‘republics’

Enugu: Families sue COAS, others over alleged killing of their sons

Mama G goes talent hunting

Benin: 70-yr-old pastor arraigned for raping girl, 10

Tambuwal, Fashola, Kukah for talks on Nigeria

Clifford Orji, the alleged cannibal, dies in Kirikiri Prison

Fatal sex: Man dies during marathon sex with 2 undergraduates in Onitsha

State police: Ex-IGP Gambo tackles IBB

Police redeploy 18 CPs in major shake-up

KSA 35th Crowning Anniversary: Ziggy Marley shows interest * UK concert on the table

Wale Adenuga productions gets special TV licence to transmit to all parts of the world

Ali Baba: Yes, I’m a billionaire!

My robbery story -Ex-robber

IGP redeploys 18 CPs

I’m not on the run –Farouk Lawan

Wigan boss delighted with Moses

FG to go after Boko Haram financiers, strategists

Princess Bunmi Olajubu’s girl: Fond memories of my late mom

How Akwa Ibom became Nigeria’s most desired destination, by commissioner

Manchester United is world’s most valuable sport team

Jonathan goes to Senegal on official visit

Estranged wife of prominent musician, Fateh Zaaki Azzay, accuses him of intimidation, threat to life

Policeman kills wife, 2 daughters in Ebonyi * Commits suicide

APGA accuses PDP of plot to destabilise Imo govt

I won’t forget day UniLag students stoned me on stage -De Don, comedian

Nigerians protest student’s detention in Ukraine

MASSOB dismisses planned redeclaration of Biafra Republic by group