​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​News Headlines Mar 2,  2017. Headlines from Nigeria’s major newspapers

​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​News Headlines Mar 2,  2017. Headlines from Nigeria’s major newspapers

Compiled by Demola Adefajo 

The Punch

Xenophobic attacks: Militants threaten MTN, others as Obasanjo berates S’African leaders
Court dismisses terrorism, five other charges against Kanu, others
Senate confirms Onnoghen, South gets CJN after 30 years
Drama as Senate screens 82-year-old ambassadorial nominee
Oyo SSG wrote N4.7bn fraud petition against Ladoja — Witness
FG, four LGAs battle for control of marriage registries
Entrepreneurs and a nation’s comparative advantage
Ambode signs bill, salutes Adeboye at 75
Lagos moves to take over National Stadium
FG approves N701bn payment guarantee for power firms
Buhari gives approval for private investments in refineries
FG, Senate urge varsities to seek alternative funding
FG shirking its responsibility to develop Rivers – Wike
C’River seeks reduction in number of political parties
Seven financial habits that increase bank fees
Restructuring Nigeria not sacrosanct, says Bauchi gov
Shale: Nigeria, others must lower costs, says Kachikwu
Efficient dispute resolution, key to economic growth – ICC
AGF urges N’Assembly to pass whistle-blower bill
Mother, three children killed in Lagos
Suspected serial killer, Small-Jpron, re-arrested
I want to die, 85-year-old woman rejected by children cries
Policeman arrested trying to steal baby in hospital
Gunmen kill policeman, snatch rifle
Robbery: Court sentences siblings to death by hanging
 Ex-president Jonathan to lead PDP peace process
Saraki congratulates Onnoghen
Rohr picks 25 for Senegal, Burkina Faso friendlies
Victor Moses signs new Chelsea deal
Lagos ready to take over Surulere National Stadium – Ambode
World Cup: FIFA assures Africa of nine or ten places
Nigeria may back Hayatou for CAF job
Beach Soccer World Cup: Nigeria to play Italy, Mexico
FG approves N701bn payment guarantee for power firms
Things to research before starting a business
Govt to intensify public sector institutional reforms
EU, Germany support Nigeria’s energy project with €25m
FG appoints new directors for AIB
#BBNaija: Bisola and Bally join housemates in grand style
Lady Gaga steps in for pregnant Beyonce at Coachella
Don Jazzy collaborates with Flobyt on free wiFi
Adults with gum disease likely to suffer stroke – Research
How surrogate birth system works
Health benefits of walnuts
Child marriage, a national problem —Expert
‘700,000 Nigerians are living with cerebral palsy’
Five tips for growing small businesses on Facebook, Instagram
Social Media Week
Editorial: TETFUND’s N200 billion: Going after the abusers
s Big Brother Naija our problem?
Koko: The Dumptown Anthem
Now that Osinbajo is inspecting toilets
African tales in presidential ministrations, shamans and charlatans
Terrific positions for car sex
Penis exercise? Not for you!
To gauge how long you’ll live, watch your penis!
Now a perfume that stops premature ejaculation!


After Senate Confirmation, Justice Onnoghen is New CJN
• Says judiciary under his watch will be of unquestionable integrity
Osinbajo Gets Security Briefing, More Equipment Acquired to Fight Boko Haram
Ex-British Intelligence Officers Under Spotlight over Malabu Oil Deal
Buhari Rules Out Sale of Refineries, Approves New Investment Model
Nigerian Engineer Handed Written Test at New York Airport
Court Upholds Right of Nigerian Children to Free Primary Education
Ebonyi Ex-Gov, Sam Egwu’s Hotel, Kabo Air, ITC Sealed off over Tax Liabilities
Kachikwu: OPEC Must Lower Production Costs to Compete With Shale Oil
Sheriff Backs Jonathan, Governors’ Peace Plan
EFCC Recovers More Property from Ex-Customs Boss, Abdullahi Dikko
Court Strikes out Six Charges against Nnamdi Kanu, Others
Security Forces Clampdown on Nigeria Peace Corps, Parade Commandant, 49 Others
Lassa Fever Recorded in Borno
Sahara Group Unveils #NigeriaStartsWithMe Campaign to Support SDGs
Akinwunmi: Most Businesses and Relationships Fail for Lack of Proper Counselling
House C’ttee Summons HoS over Extension of Service of Education Ministry Perm Sec
Eight Killed as Suspected Herdsmen Attack Benue Village
17-year-old Female Suicide Bomber Refuses to Detonate Bomb
FG Plans New Savings Bonds for Retail Investors
Attempt by Senate C’ttee to Extort Money from LG Chairmen Exposed
MTN Appeals to Subscribers over Woeful Services
Labour Rejects Sale of Govt Quarters in Kaduna
EFCC to Prosecute INEC Director over N16m Scam
Man, 28, Sentenced to 21-year-Jail Term for Robbery
Senator Umaru Dahiru Seeks Tambuwal’s Removal, Faults APC Primary
Notorious Cultist Rearrested after Jumping Bail
Lagos Police Arrest 238 Criminal Suspects
Hoodlums Kill Mother, Three Kids
Uba Receives APC Constitution, Says Party Will Develop Anambra
Ambode Felicitates With Adeboye At 75
CSO Faults Coverage of FG’s N500bn Social Welfare Scheme
Lagos Introduces Public Utility Charge for Waste Management
EFCC Insists Pinnacle is Not Its Auctioneer
Osinbajo Gets Security Briefing, More Equipment Acquired to Fight Boko Haram
• Says briefing is routine
Ex-British Intelligence Officers Under Spotlight over Malabu Oil Deal
Buhari Rules Out Sale of Refineries, Approves New Investment Model
Nigerian Engineer Handed Written Test at New York Airport
Court Upholds Right of Nigerian Children to Free Primary Education
Ebonyi Ex-Gov, Sam Egwu’s Hotel, Kabo Air, ITC Sealed off ..
Kachikwu: OPEC Must Lower Production Costs to Compete With Shale Oil
CBN Releases Corporate Governance Code for Other Financial Institutions
NSE Partners DMO to List $1Billion FGN Eurobond
Again, Nigeria’s Manufacturing Index Declines in February
Report: Tier 1 Banks Have Sufficient Buffers to Overcome Challenges
Customers Storm SMBC Micro-finance Bank, Demand Refund of Deposits
Facebook: Nigeria Has Become Technology Hub for Africa
Ending Lagos’ Housing Problems
Lagos Begins Medical Mission to All Local Governments
FG Tasks National Network of Advocacy Champions to Support Health Financing
Adeoye: Women with Obstetric Fistula Can Access Free Surgery
‘HMOs are Critical to Success of Health Insurance’
A Medical Facility for Goats
FG Supports Local Drug Manufacturers, Expedites Access to Cheap Medicine
Rohr Picks Musa, Ikeme, Onazi, 22 others for Senegal, Burkina Faso Games
Olusegun Obasanjo at 80
Beyond Xenophobia

The Nation

DSS probes ex-governor’s ‘link’ with militia leader
Power supply gets N701b boost
Homeless Teenager Receives N1m Airtel Scholarship
IPOB chief Kanu to face five charges
Oil industry redundancies
$1.6b Malabu oil block: Eni’s Board insists no shady deal
Senate confirms Onnoghen as CJN
Yam export
UNILORIN, ASUU: Uneding rift
Power headache: Will it ever get the right pill? (II)
Sex scandal rocks IBB varsity
Court jails man 15 years for possessing cocaine, heroin
Umueri community gets monarch
Customers attack bankers over trapped deposits
We won’t stop vigilance against Boko Haram, says Osinbajo
Alleged N190m fraud: Ex-Head of Service Oronsaye knows fate May 4
Ebonyi justifies decision to demolish billboards
Senate probes NNPC for alleged N5.1tr subsidy fraud
Positive or negative change?
Police: why we arrested Peace Corps leader, 49 others
Sultan to lead prayer for Buhari, Southern Kaduna on Sunday
Environmental pollution: Experts want disposal of old transformers with PCBs
‘Cross River hasn’t met guidelines for super-highway’
Ex-perm sec forfeits 47 cars to Fed Govt
Visually impaired becomes perm sec
Robbers kill policeman in Anambra
Unilorin warns students against cultism, pornography
Project manager charged with ‘N199m theft’
Mixed feelings trail OAU union poll
ENACTUS promotes value-driven leadership at forum
Perils of the post-truth era (3)
Agriculture as driver of economic growth
Ex-Rep to buy 1,000 UTME forms for youths
Unlucky Saraki Boys lose to brilliant Flying Antelopes in Enugu
Rangers 1-0 ABS:Ajanah rues defeat on return
Rohr plans to turn Osimhen to Eagles’ top striker
‘3SC performed at Enyimba’
Osho optimistic of NPFL status
Dalung urges Ambode to revive Stores
Abiola Salami unveils Xceptional Woman Pack
Officers of U.S. War College meet Nollywood practitioners in Lagos
Reminisce’s The Street Concert introduces Galaxy Grand Prime
Hotbwoy returns with Bad Girl
EDITORIAL: Oil industry redundancies
•The sub-sector must be made more efficient to avoid job losses
Yam export
Positive or negative change?
Cargo surveyors okay NPA’s process
FrieslandCampina WAMCO Nigeria appoints Langat MD
Reps seek appropriate pricing for petrol
‘Waste management reform’ll strengthen environment’
NNPC calls for tariff harmonisation of non-oil products
CAC to end registration with fake identities
‘How GenCos battle liquidity problems’
Umueri community gets monarch
31-year-old man jailed 30months for stealing N22,400 phone


Ejigbo Community Insists On Pre-Paid Meters
Nigerian SME Business Leaders Gather At Inaugural SME Brand Leadership Workshop Organized By Brandzone
Xenophobic Attacks: Group Expresses Concern Over Women, Children’s Plight
Common Causes, Signs, Prevention Tips For Breast Fungal Infection
Invest More In Quality Education, Okogie Urges Parents
DPR Warns A-Ibom IPMAN Against Arbitrary Petrol Price Increases
Rohr Replaces Mikel With Ndidi
Kaduna Workers Allege Unfair Plans To Sell Govt Quarters
Father Docked Over Alleged Rape Of His Daughter
Nationwide Strike: Health Workers Extend Ultimatum By 7 Days
CAF Elections: Hayatou’s Opponent, Ahmad Storms Nigeria
Abia Seeks Partnership With NYSC On Production Of Kits
CBN’s PMI report indicates decline in economic activities in February
Nigeria is very safe, security challenges have been surmounted – Osinbajo
Thousands flee Boko Haram attacks around Nigeria’s Chibok – IOM
Service Chiefs brief Osinbajo on security matters, declare loyalty to Buhari
QUEENS COLLEGE: ‘Since my daughter came home for break, she has been stooling, vomiting’
FIRS donates 5,000 jerseys, exercise books for Offa sports project
Disaster averted at stadium inspection
Messi gives Barca conditions to remain at Nou Camp
APC summons govs over Buhari’s health, convention
Constitution and Electoral Reform: Nnamani opens shop from Enugu
Now politicians cannot “pocket” the judiciary under my leadership – Onnoghen
UN needed to be “fit for purpose” – Amina Mohammed
Father allegedly rapes daughter, threatens to kill her if she tells anyone
Rihanna named Harvard’s Humanitarian of the Year
#BBNaija Day 38: Bisola, Bally return in style escorted by `Ninja IK’
‘‘THE WEDDING PARTY’ dazzles box office in a short run, racked ₦450 million
Reminisce, Olamide, others thrill fans on the night for the streets
I’ll win int’l awards with my Apala music —Terry Apala

The Guardian

No one can pocket judiciary on my watch, says Onnoghen
Huawei to replicate Nigeria’s Internet achievements in other African countries
Court strikes out six charges against IPOB leader, Nnamdi Kanu
Police arrest peace corp commandant, 49 others
Reps probe alleged payment of N19b to state governments account
Militants threaten South African firms over xenophobic attacks
President Oprah? Winfrey doesn’t rule out 2020 run
Senate mandates committee to probe NNPC over alleged N5.1tr subsidy fraud
Army rescues 7,898 people, arrests 14 terrorists in Borno
Oprah says she’s rethinking if she could be President
Ahmad’s campaign train hits Nigeria today
We’ll transform National Stadium Lagos, Ambode assures Dalung
Esin advises Hayatou to bow out honourably
Mikel missing, as Musa, 24 others make Eagles’ squad for Lions, Etalons friendlies
Why aviation sector remains at infancy 91 years on
Huawei to replicate Nigeria’s Internet achievements in other African countries
CSOs, lawmakers worried about budget provisions in health sector
SIAO urges accountants to uphold ethical values
No, Big Brother is not immoral or corrosive, it’s showing us a slice of life
Editorial: Eurobond: Re-lending withheld FAAC dollars to FGN?
Ojodu, Osinbajo and the sleeping president
Marriage made in heaven?
Of NAFDAC, imported garri and disposable syringes
Alfred Ilenre: A salute to commitment
Bindow in the web as Buhari, Atiku clash over 2019
APC women allege injustice in Akwa Ibom State chapter
How I jumped bail, by notorious cult member
Ozoro community gets vigilance outfit to combat crime
Price of 14.5kg cooking gas hits N5,950 in Borno, Delta, Katsina
Accountants behind Oscars snafu will no longer attend show
Rihanna delights at Harvard recognition
Three Spanish architects win the Pritzker Prize
Lady Gaga steps in for pregnant Beyonce at Coachella
Cybercriminals focusing on data-rich smartphones
Yahoo’s handling of hack costs chief her bonus
Moon tourists risk rough ride, experts say
Snap future debated as popular app makes market debut
‘Why Nigerians should patronise locally made drugs’
Medical laboratory scientists fault FG on its regulatory roles
Experts inaugurate campaign ‘to de-stigmatise infertility, strengthen human capital in Africa
Nigeria rolls out strategies to boost maternal, child health
Nine major meteor showers to grace Nigerian skies in 2017
Delta to criminalise discrimination against physically challenged persons
Total major, sub-contractors get 30 days’ ultimatum in Akwa Ibom

The Sun

PDP crisis: Jonathan asks Makarfi, Sheriff to step down
Court dismisses 6 charges against Kanu, others
IPOB demands his unconditional release Senate confirms Onnoghen as CJN
 New CJN vows to maintain independence of judiciary
Lagos ready to take over National Stadium –Ambode
Signs legislation to transform state’s environment
Military, DSS, police raid Peace Corps office, arrest commandant, 49 others
APC govs, NWC meet on Buhari
May send delegation to London to assess situation 
Security challenges: Minister, service chiefs brief Osinbajo 
 Pledge loyalty to Buhari
Enugu APC on ‘fire’ over Ekweremadu
Xenophobia: Militants give South African firms 31-day ultimatum to close shop
Imo police parade 50 armed robbery, murder, kidnapping suspects
Crude oil, gas exports: Reps accuse Finance Ministry of breach in appointing consultants
…Threaten to cut oil supply to Conoil over debt 
$530m injection: Forex intervention that relieved naira
FG approves N701bn power purchase guarantee for Gencos
N263m for gum arabic seedlings To pickup funding of 2nd Niger Bridge
NNPC missing $20m avoidable –Forensic expert
W’Africa loses N530bn to multinationals’ tax evasion –WATAF
OLODE: Ibadan community in turbulence
Diarrhoea: Avoiding the killer
At WASA, soldiers swap guns for drums
2019: Who wants to dare Buhari?
Prisoner of conscience
Technocrats with broadcast powers?
Rhesus factor : We all goofed
Ways to get a better night’s sleep
A Change Mantra: Correcting English Made In Nigeria
Ambode on tourism notice
Militancy: Why Niger Delta youths are agitated -Okowa, Delta gov
No genuine reconciliation in PDP –Adewale
Rohr drops ‘Chinese’ Eagles
National Stadium Lagos, a national embarrassment –Dalung
Ambode eager to commence repair works
NPFL: Rangers wins as El-Kanemi goes top
NNPC missing $20m avoidable –Forensic expert
W’Africa loses N530bn to multinationals’ tax evasion –WATAF
EDITORIAL: Import Adjustment Tax and rising cost of essential drugs


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