​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​News Headlines Mar 1,  2017. Headlines from Nigeria’s major newspapers

​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​News Headlines Mar 1,  2017. Headlines from Nigeria’s major newspapers

Compiled by Demola Adefajo 

The Punch

Corruption in civil service, a nation’s greatest tragedy — Osinbajo
Airport closure: FG completes Kaduna-Abuja Expressway repairs
NAMA completes calibration of Kaduna airport’s nav aids
Dana Air launches self-service kiosk
Medview aborts Yola-bound flight
What you need to know about Instagram
Seven ways to build strong Instagram following
Corruption in civil service, a nation’s greatest tragedy — Osinbajo
2019: I’ll not contest against Buhari, says Tinubu
Herdsmen are actively involved in kidnapping — Delta CP
Fayose slams Obasanjo for criticising his generation
Nigeria’s forex bazaar
SEC seeks international collaboration on mergers, acquisitions
NOA, Big Brother Naija and the National Hypocrisy Commission
Zuma, fish out, punish xenophobes
Name Benin airport after Oba Erediauwa, says senator
Artiste, Banky W, escapes death as fire guts house
Dismissed policeman works in Lagos command for eight years
Xenophobia: Nigerians storm S’Africa Embassy, demand suspension of Ambassador
25 passengers die in Imo auto crashes
NIS arrests three Beninoise with pistol, charms
N-power members protest delay in posting, salaries
Those supporting Sheriff are noisemakers – House Minority Leader
Man bags life imprisonment for raping ‘girlfriend’
Dele Alli’s refusal to speak to me hurts a lot – Nigerian dad
Ambrose’s top quality – Hibs
Adamu suffers second FIFA blow
FG endorses Pinnick
FIFA slams two-year ban on Amos Adamu
I no longer have first-choice goalkeeper – Guardiola
Ecstasy as youths hold 75-hour praise in honour of Pastor Adeboye
Mother, 27, repeatedly kicks baby for crying
Dana Air launches self-service kiosk
Medview aborts Yola-bound flight
Involve others in Arik’s revival, experts tell govt
FG won’t ban okada, tricycles –Amaechi
New accident hits Rio’s carnival party
Fire: I escaped with my dog…like James Bond – Banky W
Toke Makinwa dazzles at BBC Africa in red
Eleven injured as Rio carnival float collapses
BREAKING: Fire guts Banky W’ s Lekki home
Six things that can destroy your sleep
Kwara Assembly summons MTN over mast installation
Editorial: Zuma, fish out, punish xenophobes
Another narrative for forex scarcity
Nigeria’s forex bazaar
NOA, Big Brother Naija and the National Hypocrisy Commission
The tasks before Akeredolu
Must-read for partners having sex for the first time!
How to make your woman desire more sex!
Reps clash over Buhari’s health status, summon IG, CPs
PDP govs meet Jonathan, seek political solution to crisis


Hearing on Suit by Aderinokun’s Daughter against GTBank, Others Fixed fo Mar 24
I Will Not Run against Buhari, Says Tinubu
As New Devt Bank Takes off, Finance Ministry, CBN Parley
Dangote Ends Nigeria’s Dependence on Imported Cement
Medview Aborts Flight over Malfunctioning Cooling System
MTN Admits Network Downtime, Rules out Sabotage over Xenophobic Attacks
CBN Black Market Attack is Just a Stopgap Until Nigeria Floats the Naira
FG Completes Repair Works on Abuja-Kaduna Highway in Readiness for Abuja Airport Closure
Osinbajo Unveils Three-year Strategic Plan for Civil Service
FG Rules out Banning Tricycles, Commercial Motorcyclists
Again, No African Leader Qualifies for 2016 Mo Ibrahim Prize
CSO Wants CBN, NERC to Carry Out Forensic Audit of Discos
Igbo Leaders Visit Nnamdi Kanu, Call for His Immediate Release
Itsekiri Leaders Confirm Presence of Toxic Wastes in Koko
FIRS Creates New Unit to Check Illicit Financial Flows, Tax Evasion by Multinationals
Amina Mohammed Lists Priorities at UN
IG: Inadequate Funding Affecting Police Performance
NAFDAC, SON Abridge Time for Issuing Approvals
Osinbajo Pledges FG’s Support for Aba
Alasoadura: Senate will Pass PIGB Latest by April
Military Establishes New Brigade in Bayelsa
JAMB Restructures, Scraps Awaiting Results
Akwa Ibom, Cross Rivers, Ebonyi Fail to Reach Consensus on Boundary Disputes
Court Fixes March 10 for Ruling on Application Seeking to Unseat Tambuwal
Police Arrest Apprentice, Two Others over Sale of Abducted Toddler
Niger Police Command Raises the Alarm over Arms Smuggling from Benin Republic
Kidnapping: Lagos Adopts New Measures to Secure Epe’s Farmers
JAMB Commences Sale of Application Forms in March
FG Urged to Boost Domestic Production of Goods
BoI, Benue Govt Increase SME Funding to N4bn
– 13 firms get N1.5bn
South Africa’s Nedbank Slashes Value of Ecobank Stake
Equities Market Sheds N281bn in February on Persisting Bearish Trading
Stakeholders Bullish on Green Bond as Global Demand Hits $60trn
Report: FCMGs Adjusting to Economic Realities
PDP Crisis: Jonathan Begins Peace Talks with Governors
Labour Party Denies Sack of Chairman
Edo APC Caucus Elects Oshiomhole as State Party Leader
Pain and Redemption for a Brutalised Cripple
Kaduna Airport Gets a Facelift
Go-To-Market: Six Strategic Initiatives
Moroccan Ambassador Canvasses Stronger Ties with Nigeria Football
Ikoyi Club 1938 Lady Golfers Elect Officers
Osho Upbeat as Kano Pillars Storm Sagamu
Niger Dissolves All Sports Associations
In Two Years Bayelsa Children Will Stop Attending Private Schools’
Buhari Orders Immediate Composition of Varsities’ Reconstituted Governing Councils
Oyo SUBEB Tackles Illiteracy with Jolly Phonics
Wealth Creation Ministry Empowers Lagos Island Youths
Expert Wants More Labs in Schools for Global Competitiveness
Beyond Xenophobia
Kuru and a Better Society

The Nation

Tinubu: I’m not getting set to run for president
Igbo professionals demand Kanu’s release
EFCC recovers more vehicles, others from ex-Customs boss
Tight security as Sheriff resumes at PDP secretariat
Economy way out of recession, says Presidency
Minister: no Nigerian killed in South Africa’s attacks
Fed Govt records late passage of budget in six years, says FRC
‘$10b yearly investment in oil, gas coming’
Naira closes at N445 to dollar as more inflows expected
Adeosun: Devt Bank ‘ll catalyse SMEs’ growth
Power headache: Will it ever get the right pill?(I)
Dangote exports 400,000 metric tons cemen
Why cash-less policy is delayed nationwide, by CBN
‘Change begins with me’
SMEs seek cassava chips’ export opportunities
Active subscribers hit 154.6m
Aso Rock’s waiting game
Our Girls; A. Mohammed; Airports; Africa’s Suicidal Armada
CCTV buses to replace Danfo
Ekiti elders seek unity among Yoruba
•Decry erosion of values among youths Senate seeks ‘immediate payment of N2tr’ owed local contractors
Lagos to host Africa’s biggest conference
WHO announces antibiotic-resistant bacteria list
Court orders remand of Boko Haram suspect
Sultan a stabilising factor, says US envoy
Residents decry relocation of banks
Labour kicks against El-Rufai’s plan to sell 1,990 quarters
Jonathan, governors seek political solution to PDP crisis
Two teens remanded for ‘murder’
We need fund to tackle kidnapping, says IG
Bida Poly gets NBTE’s accreditation for 15 courses
Union tasks Nasarawa government on accreditation of university courses
Kebbi State University gets new Governing Council
20 CEOs to receive ethics award March 24
KWASU: 1st Nigerian university to offer aeronautical engineering programme
Sokoto State University matriculates 1,367 students
Ndidi tipped to surpass N’Golo Kante
Nigeria’s striker, Egbuchulam, joins Swedes BK Hacken on loan
Another FIFA hammer for Amos Adamu
CAF Election:FG asks Pinnick to use discretion
Bolt: No grudges over lost medal
Everton boss Koeman wants Rooney back
Legend honours Ifeanyi Ubah
Don Jazzy pays fan’s school fees
Yano drops Free Yourself
Tonto Dikeh to speak on education
Viola Davis relishes Oscar win
Eric Arubayi comes alive in ‘The Sound’
EDITORIAL: Gari from abroad
Financing river basins
Rage again
Economy way out of recession, says Presidency
• 2016 GDP figures show growth in agriculture
‘$10b yearly investment in oil, gas coming’
Adeosun: Devt Bank ‘ll catalyse SMEs’ growth
Dangote exports 400,000 metric tons cement
SMEs seek cassava chips’ export opportunities


 Xenophobia: How Reprisal Attacks, Infrastructure Vandalisation Affect Nigeria’s $38bn Telecoms Market
 Army Flags Off New Brigade In Bayelsa
Assemblies Of God Crisis: I Remain GS —Rev Emeka
Senate Urges FG To Rename Benin Airport After Oba Erediauwa
Reps To Debate Alleged Dumping Of Suspected Toxic Waste In Koko Today
N15.1m Ransom Paid For Iba Monarch’s Freedom, Witness Tells Court
NBC To Shut Down Broadcast Stations Over N5bn Debt
Screening Of Commissioner Nominees Tears Akoko Edo APC Apart
ITF Coaching Course Starts In Port Harcourt
Reps Demand Exact Amount Level Of Local Debt Stock From FG
MedView Airline Plane Develops Fault Mid-air
NNPC Faces Probe Over Alleged Unremitted N5.1trn
The Tech World Is On Steroids (2)
‘Igbo Leaders Are Political Slaves In Nigeria’
NJC Proposes N5.2bn For Retired Judicial Officers In 2017
I’ll Never Contest Against Buhari —Tinubu
Xenophobic Attacks: NASS Threatens Reprisals As S-Africa Deports 97 Nigerians
Release Kanu Now, Soludo, Utomi, Igbo Leaders Tell Buhari
Xenophobic Attack: Gbajabiamila Leads Delegation To South Africa
Can I Get My Boobs Back In Shape?
Reminisce, Olamide, Others Thrill Fans On The Night For The Streets
I’ll Win Int’l Awards With My Apala Music —Terry Apala
I Give Out Free Airtime On Social Media, It’s Time To Give Out Free Wi-Fi —Don Jazzy
Skales, Davido, Timaya Team Up For ‘Ajaga’ Video
#BBNaija Day 36:Singer Simi Visit Housemates; ThinTallTony Escapes Eviction
Elite Encouraging Corruption In Nigeria – Osinbajo
Sen. Umaru Dahiru Seeks Tambuwal Removal, Faults APC Primary
I Will Accept That My Generation Had Done A Number Of Wrong Things But … – Obasanjo Ideye Hits China Today
 Rangers Ambush ABS
Mikel Opts Out Of Eagles Friendlies In London

ITF Coaching Course Starts In Port Harcourt
Upset At Kandaval Cup


Corporate Bodies, NGOs Tasked On Charity
 APC Is Laying Foundation Of Future Nigeria – Isa
 Controversy As Reps Commence Probe Of Centenary City Project
 Fashola And The Changing Face Of Deplorable Roads
 Catholics Begin Lent With Ash Wednesday Today
 Ikeja Federal Constituency: Court Dismisses PDP’s Suit Against Faleke
 Rivers Rerun: Court Grants Bail To 4 Detained PDP Chieftains
 Child Sexual Exploitation Will Cost Nigeria More If not Addressed – Abhulimhen
 Job Creation: Kogi Gov Empowers 2,500 Unemployed Youths
Dangote Exports 0.4m Metric Tons Of Cement To Neighbouring Countries
… Declares N8.50 dividend to shareholders Job Creation: Kogi Gov Empowers 2,500 Unemployed Youths
SEC Seeks International Collaboration On Mergers, Acquisitions
Rooney Could Make Us Stronger – Koeman
Burkina Faso, Senegal Friendlies Stage-practice For Bafana – Rohr
Isco, Morata Deserve More Playing Time – Zidane
2017 Budget And Sports Development
Taraba PDP Will Not Miss Ikenya
Catholics Begin Lent With Ash Wednesday Today
Rivers Rerun: Court Grants Bail To 4 Detained PDP Chieftains
 SEC Seeks International Collaboration On Mergers, Acquisitions
Development Bank Of Nigeria Will Stimulate SMEs’ Growth – Adeosun
60% Housing Stock In Nigeria Is Imported – Aliyu
Trails Adoption Of Generational Mortgage Finance
Prisons To Recruit 6,500 Officers In 2017
EDITORIAL: Shagari, Icon, Elder Statesman Is 92

The Sun

South Africa deports 97 Nigerians
• Senate to make official complaints to nation’s parliament From Fred Itua, Abuja  At a time tempers
N2.8b fraud: I made statement under duress –Ex-NBC director tells court
Abia police arrest most wanted kidnappers, foil bank robbery
Akwa Ibom/Cross River: Osinbajo mediates in boundary disputes
EFCC recovers more vehicles, others from ex-Customs boss, Dikko
PDP govs meet Jonathan over party crisis
… Opts for political solution
JAMB bans awaiting results candidates
•Begins sale of UTME forms this month
I’m not running for presidency, says Tinubu
Biafra: Soludo, Utomi, Odinkalu, others call for Kanu’s release
Nigeria’s GDP growth rate contracts by -1.3% in Q4, 2016 –NBS
No, we’re coming out of recession –Presidency
Senate gives Melaye nod to raise motion on alleged subsidy fraud
Supreme Court affirms 14-year jail term for female human trafficker
• High Court jails man 12 years for sexually abusing 2 boys From Godwin Tsa, Abuja After nine years
Banky W escapes death as fire destroys Lekki home
In Nigeria, charity shrinks in recession times
Obasanjo wasted opportunities to make Nigeria great –Fayose
Appeal Court restrains Akeredolu from sacking LG chairmen, councillors
Lagos: No plan to ban Danfo –Commissioner
Sokoto guber: Court decides Tambuwal’s fate March 10
PDP govs meet Jonathan over party crisis
… Opts for political solution
I’m not running for presidency, says Tinubu
Senate C’ttee chair declares $1.3bn DBN illegal
…No, it’ll develop SMEs –Adeosun
N6bn vehicles rot in Customs warehouses
Local contractors’ debts hit N2trn
…Senate urges FG to work out repayment plan
CAF election: Pinnick gets FG’s backing
Wenger rejects Chinese millions
Federer eyes 2017 Wimbledon title
CJN: Senate screens Onnoghen today
EDITORIAL: Improving access to electricity
For the sake of mother tongue
•Igbo in Abuja ban English at ceremonies
Day industrialists taught Igbo youths secrets of business
At WASA, soldiers swap guns for drums
•Dancing time as Army personnel, families celebrate
Hausa Literature: Kindred spirits gather for Bukar Usman
In Nigeria, charity shrinks in recession times
•Current economic realities redefining Nigerians’ attitude to giving
My children are now whistle blowers
Lai Mohammed: Active in opposition, overexcited in govt
All hail Acting Republic of Nigeria
Why people suffer today (7)
God bless Pastor Lazarus Muoka
Rochas Okorocha: Owerri wu oke mba!

Daily Trust

PDP crisis: Jonathan, governors opt for political solution
Lagos: Group protest xenophobic attacks on Nigerians in South Africa
South Africa deports 97 Nigerians
Sheriff promises women 30 percent of elective position in PDP
Amina Mohammed lists priority at UN
Reps to probe foreign missions over alleged corruption
Taraba APC rejects LG election results
NLC, TUC kick against sales of 1,990 quarters by El-Rufa
Aisha Buhari spends millions on training programme
Osinbajo: Corruption in civil service will cause national tragedy
FG liability in contributory pension hits N183bn – NLC
Senate: NNPC failed to account for N5.1tr subsidy
JAMB: No admission for candidates awaiting results
Soludo visits IPoB leader, says Nigeria more divided now
Obasanjo donates tortoise story books to schools
Gunmen seize 3 teachers, demand N30m
Osinbajo meets 3 govs over land dispute
Reps summon IGP over Kwankwaso
FG to issue $20bn bond for climate change soon
Abuja records first rainfall of 2017
El-Rufai bans private waste collectors
…Nigeria needs $140bn by 2030 – W/Bank
Rohr plans March friendlies as prep for South Africa
FIFA slams two years ban on Adamu
FG endorses Pinnick for CAF seat
Recession: Nigeria’s economy improved in 2016 – NBS
Naira now 425/$ at parallel market
.Oil production to hit 2.2m barrels budget benchmark by Q2 – NNPC
Editorial see more
We can delay the 2018 census
Akeredolu Sets Up Committee over Unpaid Salary in Ondo
Reps urge FG to prioritise judiciary funding-
Court reserves ruling in ex-Rep Duru’s application to quash N16m fraud charge


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