​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​News Headlines Mar 6,  2017. Headlines from Nigeria’s major newspapers

​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​News Headlines Mar 6,  2017. Headlines from Nigeria’s major newspapers

Compiled by Demola Adefajo 


Jonathan rejected UK’s offer to rescue Chibok girls –Report
PDP members have right to seek alternative platform –Markarfi
Before oil majors relocate to Niger Delta Killers of ex-councillor arrested after colleague stole clothes
Lagos farmer drowns in well while rescuing goat
Fake counsel for suspected thief arrested in court
Parents of four missing children identify arrested apprentice
Oluwo convoy vehicle collides with petrol tanker
Should EFCC accept donations from state governors?
Diezani/Rivers rerun bribes: INEC to suspend 227 officials this week
Obasanjo, best president Nigeria has ever had, says Mbang
Phone tapping: Trump asks US congress to probe Obama
Firm to invest $6bn in electricity generation
Taraba youth corps member dies from electric shock
We are not part of plan to form APDP, says PDP
When Adeyeye ‘whipped’ noisy senators
Why I won Ondo gov election – Akeredolu
Nobody above 50 years will be governor in 2019 – Okorocha
Heroic Ebola nurse dies in hospital ‘because doctors refused to touch her’
I was insulted for suggesting importation of grass – Ogbeh
Single father deported after 20 years in US
I’m ready for Senegal, B’ Faso – Ebuehi
Dedewo sets new 300m record
Solanke, Aregbesola rule Oshonaike tourney
Western Command win Naval Games
254 schools for Ayade U-15 football
NPFL: Kano Pillars whip Enyimba 3-1
Kemen sent packing from #BBNaija for ‘touching’ Tboss
#BBNaija: Kemen under fire for “touching” TBoss while asleep
CBN new forex policy fails to excite foreign investors
FG to recover assets illegally converted to private use
Govt removes 10% contribution on mortgages below N5m
Firm to invest $6bn in electricity generation
Naira may reverse losses this week on dollar injection
Economic recovery’ll be driven by technology, innovation –Udoma
Adele confirms marriage after years of speculation
Mental health really does matter
10 easy tips to live-tweet at events
Editorial: Onnoghen: Saving a judiciary on the cliff
All that vexing with BBN and South Africa
Eurobond: Re-lending withheld FAAC dollars to FG?
For effective implementation of constituency projects


FG Creates Central Assets Register to Track MDAs’ Assets
Elumelu Hails Emefiele for Restoring Credibility to FX Market
The Observer: How Jonathan Rejected British Offer to Rescue Abducted Chibok Girls
Investigators Expose How $800m was laundered in Etete, FG’s Malabu Oil Deal
FG to AI: Shiites Are Similar to Boko Haram Terrorists
  • Biafra agitation unacceptable
FG Creates Central Assets Register to Track MDAs’ Assets
Senate Investigates Widespread Fraud in Oil & Gas Industry
Tinubu, Maryam Abacha to Inaugurate Multiple Projects in Borno
I Don’t Have Hand in Labour Party Crisis, Says Omo-Agege
FG Scraps 10% Equity Contribution on Housing Mortgage Within N5m Range
PenCom, Ngige Query Intercellular over N230m Pension Debt
Labour Writes Umahi, Demands Rectification of Retrogressive Pension Law
EFCC Raids Bayelsa Home of Jonathan’s Godson, Turnah
Sokoto Approves N32m for Mass Wedding of 100 Couples
Court Admits Statement Implicating CCT Boss, Umar in N10m Bribe
SERAP Challenges Obasanjo to Disclose Donations to His Library
Florence Seriki, ICT Icon, Passes on
Buhari Calls Obasanjo, Bello from London
Southern Kaduna Killings: Catholic Bishops Accuse FG of Indifference
17 Schools Get Set for S’East Cricket Championship
FG Tasked on Attractive Environment for Private Sector Engagement
Survey Shows CFOs Remain Pessimistic about 2017
Oando, Conoil Owe PPMC N7.6 Billion –Lawmaker wants subsidy debts cleared
Fidelity Bank Disburses N2.3bn SMEs’ Funds to 202 Customers
Supreme Court Affirms FG’s Decision to Void OPLs 321, 323
Goodluck Jonathan Sets Himself a Challenge to Reconcile Makarfi, Sheriff
Ilaje Residents Cry Out
Why Can’t South Africans Love Nigerians in Return?
Kano Pillars Crush Enyimba as Plateau Hangs on to the Summit
Dutch Coaches Confirm for Greensprings/Kanu Football Camp
Western Naval Command Wins 2017 Nigerian Navy Games
Solanke, Aregbesola, Win Oshonaike Junior Tourney
17 Schools Get Set for S’East Cricket Championship

The Nation

‘Akeredolu’ll give account soon’
I’m not under pressure to step down, says Makarfi
Senior citizen Bolaji’s plight
Red peril
Easy visa
Mbang: Obasanjo best President Nigeria ever had
Candidate Mugabe’s Corpse
Birthday on death row
Minister laments poor power supply to Abuja
Funding projects with savings bond
Operator seeks low cost capital for domestic carriers
Afuye unveils four-point agenda for Ekiti
Ezeemo: I’m not afraid of APC, APGA
Ikeja Electric to cut supply
Masari bans unlawful assembly in Katsina
Speculators lose N100m as CBN pumps dollars into interbank
Toby Grey to drop French-inspired Applaudissez
Misuse of hazard lights
Fertiliser to cost below N6,000 per bag, says Ogbeh
Arik Air introduces N16,000 promo fare
INEC probe panel on N23b bribe: REC got N140m cash
Banks get 24hrs for BTA, PTA requests
Okada rider brutalises The Nation man
Why Southern Kaduna crisis may not end, by CAN
Lagos Muslims pray against kidnapping
Ortom wants more policemen in Benue
‘Not helping the poor is sitting on time bomb’
Niger governor decries dirty hospitals
Electricity firm seeks support against vandalism
UI VC: underfunding’ll cripple varsities
Why Southern Kaduna crisis may not end, by CAN
Sisi Oge unveils logo, contestants for 10th edition
Hotbwoy returns with Bad Girl
Our plans for 2017, by Morten and Judith Foght
MTN, EGL take love celebration to three cities
Kemen disqualified from #BBNaija
Abiola Salami unveils Xceptional Woman Pack
EDITORIAL: Red peril
•Investing N5bn to import fake tyres,
Operator seeks low cost capital for domestic carriers
Transcorp optimistic on improved performance in 2017
New structure for govt debt market takes off
Navy intercepts boat with 80 bags of smuggled rice
12 naira hawkers held in CBN, police raid
RRS arrests three fleeing kidnappers


Senate to probe alleged N10tr fraud in oil industry
Debtor firms risk losing assets as government moves to remodel AMCON
Trump wants Obama probed over alleged abuse of power
Speak with me to prove you are healthy, Fayose tells Buhari
Marginalisation of Igbo cause of agitation for Biafra, says Ohanaeze Ndigbo
We have no hand in APDP registration, says Makarfi’s PDP faction
Court admits statement implicating CCT boss in N10m bribe allegation
First sickle cell patient ‘cured’ with gene therapy
Abuja airport closure opens brisk business for Lagos-Kaduna flights
FBI Director to justice department: Reject Trump’s wiretapping claim
I will bring football legends to the forefront in CAF if elected, says Ahmad
‘Technical Committee has no problem with Rohr’s decision on domestic players’
Mikel, Ighalo lose on Chinese Super League debut
Onome Ebi partners NFF, LSFA for women football development
Communication minister warns service providers against poor service delivery
YES scheme is not like SURE-P, says BoI
Editorial: The CBN and the ban on some items
The dehumanisation of a president
More thoughts on the Niger Delta conundrum
Nigeria and South Africa in globalisation’s context
Oil, the West and the rise of nuclear race
‘PDP’s travail is a test for democracy in Nigeria’
Osun West plots to produce Aregbesola’s successor
Bello vows to crush insurgents in Kogi
OGFZA to cut tariff for free zone investors
Rapper Future makes history with back-to-back No. 1 debuts
Adele confirms marriage after years of speculation
Carmakers rev up emissions cuts as tough rules loom
North Korea fires missiles, three reach Japan waters
Fresh fears over Lagos Island CBD high-rise commerial property as fortunes dip
NMRC, Kaduna in landmark deal on Millennium City project
Imo NHF contributors to get allocation in new scheme
Buildcon boosts housing stocks with Pracht Gardens Estate

The Sun

Troops capture 14 Boko Haram terrorists
PDP denies plan to form another party
•Caretaker Committee won’t abandon party for Sheriff  –spokesman
Senate begins N10trn fuel subsidy scam probe
•To investigate Obasanjo, Yar’Adua, Jonathan, Buhari’s tenures •Whistle-blowers to be rewarded
OGFZA plans tariff cut for free zone investors
Ondo Assembly crisis deepens as Akeredolu’s peace meeting deadlocked
Flight diversion to Kaduna: We are ready –IGP
Omatek CEO is dead
• IT industry mourns Florence Seriki
Fayose to Buhari: Speak with me to prove you’re healthy
Reinstate Ilomunanya as Eze Imo, FG tells Okorocha
… APC chairman apologises for defamation MASSOB vacates Freedom House
Excitement as Fiat earns Most Improved Fleet Manufacturer award
How dollar can exchange for less than N100, by labour
NLC condemns FG’s plan to increase VAT
Ogbeh: No threat of famine in Nigeria
• FG still to establish grazing reserves
Unions berate FG over plan to sack 3,500 workers
Xenophobic attacks: The contradictions in African unity
Foundation makes pupils, others smile in Anambra
Let’s abolish the courts
President Buhari as lead actor
Anambra, by Peter Obi
FG creates asset register to curb illegal sale of assets
NDE seeks more private participation to create jobs
Cleric wants election petitions settled in 30 days
2019: Give South East special attention, Nkire urges APC
PDP crisis: Count APC out –Isa
NCAA, stakeholders trade blames over dying local airlines
Crude theft: How govt ramped up production to 2.1m bpd
How standardisation of freight forwarding practice, levies split associations
CAF election: Bako throws weight behind Pinnick
.Urges Hayatou to step down By George Aluo International friendly: Rohr visits Eagles invitee, Joel Bazee
.Musa, Ndidi to train in UAE
Awka agog for 7th South-East cricket championship
Nigeria’ll save N800m manufacturing toothpicks locally
Biofuel is Nigeria’s new economy –Shidok, PPPRA boss
Rising input cost, forex crisis take eggs off breakfast tables
How N5.244trn in TSA can boost economy
EDITORIAL: FG’s action plan on ease of doing business
President Buhari as lead actor

Daily Trust

Osinbajo visits Edo today, flags off Lagos-Ibadan rail project tomorrow
I didn’t reject UK offer to rescue Chibok girls – Jonathan
NNPC, marketers under fire over N10tr subsidy fraud
NiMet to make 2017 rainfall prediction public
Two injured in Abuja tanker explosion at Life Camp
Osinbajo gets chieftaincy title
Ex-Daily Times MD, Dr. Onukaba, dies in road crash
ChibokGirls: FG warns ex-President Jonathan to stop blaming, accusing others
Kano sues woman for giving birth day after mass wedding
Jonathan not asking Sheriff, Makarfi to resign — Prof Adeniran
Buhari may come back today — Ex-minister
‘PDP responsible for South East neglect’
Kaduna Airport ready for international operations – FAAN, NAMA
CBN directs banks to honor dollar application within 48 hrs
Congress probes Obama over Trump’s phone tapping
Pillars thrash Enyimba as Plateau stay top
Ndidi says he enjoys Drinkwater partnership
.Mandela, Johannesburg win Pace Setters Sports Festival
NLNG pays FG lowest dividend in 10 years
Kuje to set up mobile court on sanitation
Abaji gets new NYSC lodge
Igbos in AMAC tasked on unity
Defeating Boko Haram: We must act now to save lives and build peace
Nigeria Army and Amnesty International’s sabre rattling
‘I won’t visit America again!’
37th AANI: Gen. Onoja raises the bar
Issa Aremu, mni
Editorial: N2bn misapplied at National Assembly


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