​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​News Headlines Mar 9,  2017. Headlines from Nigeria’s major newspapers

​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​News Headlines Mar 9,  2017. Headlines from Nigeria’s major newspapers

Compiled by Demola Adefajo 

The Punch

was handcuffed, locked in a cell for four days at LAX Airport – Victim
Old vehicles: Customs defy Senate on duty payment
When Fani-Kayode met Nnamdi Kanu
Messi is an idiot – Egyptian archaeologist
Why cost of cooking gas is high — NLNG MD
Understanding the FGN savings bonds
Osun declares curfew as 10 die in Ife communal clash
What should the new CJN prioritise?
Corrupt judges will go to hell – Kwara CJ
Assemblies of God: ‘Police should enforce S’Court judgment’
Lagos judges are overworked, says CJ
Nigeria loses $1.5bn yearly to maternal deaths – UNFPA
Wike promises investors land, tax relief
FG okays $470m water project for FCT
Osun declares curfew as 10 die in Ife communal clash
Three pupils killed, others injured in Delta accidents
Osinbajo, a running mate turned friend – Buhari
Italy deports 37 Nigerians
Ojukwu would’ve fought for Kanu’s release –MASSOB
Man commits suicide to protest against America-based father
Four killed as customs chase suspected smugglers in Ogun
Women allege being tear-gassed while celebrating IWD
Hausa/Yoruba crisis: Ooni preaches peace
PDP Senate caucus rejects Sheriff’s invitation, opts for wider consultation
Ambode swears in three judges, tasks them professional competence
Four steal Ondo Deputy Governor’s car battery
Ahmadu Ali hasn’t dumped PDP, party chair replies Obasanjo
Wenger under pressure to quit Arsenal
‘No sympathy for Gunners’
SNEPCo tennis: Top seeds stroll through
How Nigerian cycling can reach the level of S’Africa – Coach
Musa under threat from Hannover star
Lake turns pink in Australia
60 hearty cheers to Acting President Yemi Osinbajo
Pastor allegedly slaps student for pressing ipod during service
How women around the world are celebrating women’s day
Old vehicles: Customs defy Senate on duty payment
Understanding the FGN savings bonds
OPEC deal yielding benefits for Nigeria, says Kachikwu
IE urges caution as rainy season begins
Oil output: FG abandons four-million-barrel target
Veteran Nollywood actor James Uche dies
#BBNaija: Kemen tenders apology to Tboss and women
That high heel can be harmful – Expert
That energy drink can kill you
Patients beg health professionals to shelve strike
‘People living with autism can hold paid jobs’
UCH opens stroke clinic
Seven ways to increase traffic on your blog
Editorial: Devising a sustainable forex policy
A word for Femi Adesina and Shehu Garba
NigComSat-1R patronage: A national imperative
Sex and the Nigerian character
Xenophobic attacks: Senate, House fight over S’African trip
Fashola’s ministry frustrating us, says Ambode


FG Optimistic Nigeria Will Exit Recession This Year
Leaders Mourn Passing of Ex-Governor of Old Western Region, General Adebayo
Metuh Cries Out as Armed Men Invade His Home
Aisha Buhari: Osinbajo Capable of Leading Nigeria
PDP Senators to Meet Govs, Seek Out-of-Court Settlement on Party’s…
US Embassy Insists Nigeria is Not Affected by Trump Travel Ban
Osinbajo to Visit Sokoto Today
Ambode Accuses Fashola’s Ministry of Frustrating Efforts to Rehabilitate Oshodi-Airport Road
Xenophobic Attacks: House Forces Senate to Cancel Trip to South Africa
Oranto Petroleum Invests $500m in South Sudan Oil Block
Heritage Bank Exonerates Executive Director of Fraud Allegation
Etisalat in N377bn Debt Crisis, Pleads with 13 Banks
Domestic Debt Stock Rises to N11.05tn
Witness: How Ashinze, Others Received N5.6bn from NSA’s Office
Ethiopian Airways Lands, Takes off from Kaduna Airport
Ishaku Plans New System of Water Management for Taraba
Amosun Tasks Private Sector on Local Content, Import Substitution
Police Confirm Seven Dead in Yoruba, Hausa Communal Clash in Ife
Despite Senate Advisory, Customs Insists on Payment of Duty by All Car Owners
British Monarch Confers National Honour on Nigerian Nurse, Elizabeth Anionwu
Ayade Congratulates Onnoghen on Appointment as CJN
Emeh Commends Wike as Emohua PDP Welcomes Him Back
FG Restates Commitment to Restructure BOA
Chinese Nationals Arraigned in Lagos Court over Importation of Fake Tyres
Absence of Defence Witness Stalls Nyame’s N1.64bn Fraud Trial
Violators of Appropriation Act Risk Two-year Jail Term
How New Environmental Law will Benefit Lagosians
Aregbesola Stopped from Increasing Filing Fees in Osun Courts
Monarch, Kinsmen Mourn as Gen Adebayo Dies a Day to 89th Birthday
$1.2bn Debt: Three Nigerian Banks Move to Take over Etisalat
N500m Intervention Fund for Schools Ready, Says CBN
Diamond Bank Partners BoI on N140bn GEEP Fund
GTBank Posts N132bn Profit, Recommends 175k Final Dividend
Fidelity Bank Pledges Support for Entertainers, Musicians
BBC Finally Launches Pilot News Chatbot from Nigerian Developers
Emeh: Rivers APC is Disorganised
Exorcising Gerontocracy in Yoruba Politics (2)
The Day Our Soldiers Went Mad Again
Beating the Odds
‘Strike Action: Govt Policy on No-Work No-Pay Has Saved Health of Nigerians’
Dealing with Diarrhoea
Guinness Equips Lagos Eye Hospital with Optical Device
Aisha Buhari Raises Alarm over High Infant, Maternal Mortality
NAFDAC Arrests Criminal Syndicate Producing Fake Drugs, Food Products
Lagos Will Not Discharge FG Equity in National Stadium, Says Dalung
Okpekpe Organisers Re-appoint Abmayr as Elite Athletes Manager
Chukwu Hopeful Zamalek Will Fall as Rangers Depart for Cairo
Bournemouth Defender to Serve Five-match Ban for Violent Conduct
Battered, Bruised and Broken
Barcelona Pulls off Greatest Fight back in History to Reach Q’final
Organisers of Eagles’ London Games Correct Ticket Link
Lagos Will Not Discharge FG Equity in National Stadium, Says Dalung
Okpekpe Organisers Re-appoint Abmayr as Elite Athletes Manager
Chukwu Hopeful Zamalek Will Fall as Rangers Depart for Cairo

The Nation

Ambode tackles Fed Govt over Lagos Airport Road
Etisalat in talks with banks over $1b loan
Students’ Union leaders fight over N1m ‘bribe’
Queen’s College: Alumni to the rescue
Adebayo’s wedding day driver speaks
Nigerians with valid visa free to travel to U.S., says Embassy
Adebayo father of all, says Fayose
Council celebrates Osinbajo’s 60th birthday
Elder statesman Robert Adeyinka Adebayo dies at 88
Recession will end before December, says Fed Govt
Saraki, Aregbesola, Ambode, Ngige pay tributes
A symbol of unity, says Tinubu
Customs shuns Senate’s request on car import duty payment
Makarfi angry with Dickson over convention report
NLC to Fed Govt: workers’ patience running out on wage review
Exit of ‘Governor Owambe’
10 feared dead in Ile Ife clash
FEC okays $470m, N186m for FCT water projects 
Old students urged to embrace CodeLagos
Towards Southwest integration
Peterside: women deserve to be supported
Power belongs to God!
Social media and the era of digital governance
Corps member dies in laptop explosion in Jalingo
History students mourn ‘amiable’ HOD
A Corps member’s footprints in Buhari’s hometown
The immortalisation of Obasanjo
FC Ifeanyiubah pile misery on Remo
NPFL players must have patience to succeed-Lawal
No panic in Enyimba’s camp – Gata
Rangers depart for Cairo as Al Merreikh storm Garden City
Ilechukwu: I want to build a formidable team
Ibrahim rues Wikki ‘s poor form
Producer drags Silverbird Cinema to court
How my past has affected me, by Ibadan OAP
All set for God’s Children Great Talent Season 7
TOPS unveils G-Wilz
Alex Okosi named Viacom Africa’s Executive Vice President
AMVCA: Waje, Lira, give first live performance
How Kemen, Uriel left Big Brother Naija show
EDITORIAL: PDP’s crisis: Who’s to blame?
Now, fake yam flour?
Airlines’ grave?
Poor ports
To end a scandal
NCF raises alarm over sand mining, dredging
CBN clears 3,114 BDCs for IMTOs dollar purchase
GTBank posts N165b profit before tax
‘BoA ‘ll be restructured to support diversification’
SEC, others push for new framework for unclaimed dividend management
Protect endangered wildlife, envoy urges Nigerians
Adebule urges women to rise against discrimination
Landlady held over tenant’s murder
Gunmen kidnap businessman’s wife in Delta
You’re now in public eye, Ambode tells Judges
Sabbath Day members: we’re being disenfranchised


Prof. Yemi Osinbajo Very Dependable Ally Of President Muhammad Buhari’
#BBNaija: Kemen, Disqualified Housemate Apologises To Tboss
FG Nonchalant To Xenophobic Attacks —KOWA Party
Govt Should Make It Easier For People To Adopt Legitimately— Barr Collins Okeke
Kano Pillars Grind Out 1-0 Win Over Wikki, Move Into Top-Three
No Payment Made To Orji Uzor Kalu From Govt Account — WITNESS
NLNG Has Paid $20.5bn To FG Since 2016 —MD
Teachers’ Population Rises As TRCN Inducts 512 Graduates
4Orji, Ex-MILAD, Defects To APC In Enugu
A-Ibom Govt Seeks World Bank Assistance For Syringe Manufacturing Plant
Now That Jonathan Is On The Menu
10 Feared Dead In Ile-Ife As Yoruba, Hausa Clash
Naira depreciates to N465/$ in parallel market
Xenophobic attacks: Senate cancels trip to S-Africa
Fayose celebrates Ekiti women in grand style, says don’t panic over PDP’s crisis
PDP senators to meet with govs, Makarfi, Modu Sheriff, others
Assassins invaded my house – Metuh
Fayose, Fayemi, Afenifere, monarchs, others mourn Gen. Adebayo
Non-payment of N541bn loan: Three banks take over Etisalat Nigeria
You can’t divide Nigeria in my time, Buratai tells Biafran agitators
Kano Pillars grind out 1-0 win over Wikki, move into top-three
Aubameyang hat-trick fires Dortmund into quarters
Barcelona clinch miracle win to reach Champions League quarter-finals
Robert Adeyinka Adebayo, a profile
Thank you everyone; I am humbled, grateful – Osinbajo‏
Tonto Dikeh speaks, cries about her life, son & marriage
We’ll meet June deadline for TV digital switch over —NBC DG
Nollywood Actor, Prince James Uche Is Dead!
Ajebo takes anti-drug campaign to campuses


 Much Ado About Gas Utilisation: Nigerians Await Action
 State Legislature And Impeachment Streak
 Peterside Lauds PMB For Appointing Women Into Prime Positions
 As House of Reps Committee Produces Conflicting Reports on $18.7bn Centenary City Probe
 Economic Plan: Investors Won’t Come Until Implementation Begins – Analysts
 Abuja Airport Closure: First International Flight Arrives Kaduna
 Investigate Finance Ministry Over N1bn Withdrawn From NITDA
Nigeria Will Get Out Of Recession This Year, FG Insists
 State Legislature And Impeachment Streak
Economic Plan: Investors Won’t Come Until Implementation Begins – Analysts
…Say plan lacks specifics
What Minister Said About Airlines Refusing To Land In Kaduna
….As Ethiopian and Local Airlines Land
What CBN Approved For Katsina Farmers Under Anchor Borrowers Programme
UCL: Incredible Barca Stun PSG, As Dortmund Ride Over Benfica
Education Under Attack In Nigeria – BBOG Group
 N541bn Debt: Banks Move To Take Over Etisalat
 Xenophobia: Senate Disagrees With Reps, Backs Out Of South Africa Trip
 Nigeria To Earn N3trn From New Oil Field  Gov Dickson’s Reconciliation Report Sparks Fresh Crisis In PDP
 2019: ACF Backs Electronic, Diaspora Voting
EDITORIAL: Aremu Obasanjo At 80

The Sun

Oshodi-Lagos Airport Road: FG is frustrating me –Ambode
International Women’s Day: Security stops women groups in Lagos
Rivers: Wike assures investors of land, tax relief
MASSOB warns against pro-Buhari march in Igboland
I’m fulfilled at 60 -Osinbajo
Buhari, Tinubu eulogise acting president Armed men raid Metuh’s house
Ex-Western Region military gov, Adebayo, dies at 89
Hausa-Yoruba clash: Curfew in Ile-Ife, as death toll rises to 10
Duty on old vehicles: Customs shuns Senate
Kalu, Slok have no link to 27 bank drafts –Witness
Oshodi-Lagos Airport Road: FG is frustrating me –Ambode
International Women’s Day: Security stops women groups in Lagos
Senators seek more elective roles, Aisha Buhari wants empowerment
Tontoh Dike opens up on how hubby humiliated her in Ghana, stripped her naked!
It’s difficult to account for what Suswam did –Orto
Anambra guber: APGA’ll be voted out- PDP aspirant
2019: APC must work harder to take South-East –Obetta
Minister lists benefits of BoA restructuring
N542b debt: 3 Nigerian banks to take over Etisalat
How to boost insurance through technology
National Stadium : Supporters club throws weight behind Ambode
Go,Wenger go, Arsenal fans cry out
Federations’ election: Dalung rules out godfatherism
EDITORIAL: Interception of N5bn fake tyres
Menses without ovulation
How my 16-year-old child died of negligence
…Widow who lost only son in Abuja school laments
Time to reconsider Diaspora Voting Rights Bill
Barack Obama, model president (3)
Threat to globalisation
You dare not dare Buhari
A brutish country
A Change Mantra: Correcting English Made In Nigeria
Menace of  kidnappers, highway robbers (1)


Buhari receives Welby, Archbishop of Canterbury, in London
Buhari: SGF refutes report he “slams Christians”
On interim and interlocutory applications
Nigeria’s wildlife status and need for urgent action
FG, bring back teacher training colleges
The task before new CJN
On President Buhari’s calls
Fresh trouble awaits AMCON: Ex-Nigeria Airways workers demand entitlements
Delta Airlines unveils 2017 wine menu for Nigerian passengers
Ethiopian Airlines named African cargo airline of the year
Exporter of rejected beans raises alarm over extortion by NAFDAC
Economic regulator: Shippers Council’s approach is controversial —NMLA
NPA’s 2017 cargo traffic projection indicates ports are bleeding —STOAN
Mental illness and human rights
FG launches guideline for hiv prevention, care
One million to benefit from Oyo’s health insurance scheme
FUTA appoints Arifalo registrar
Youth corps member builds toilet, offers free legal services to inmates
LASU launches software to expedite transcript application
The great things locust beans can do to you
Peace Corps slams N2bn suit against Police, DSS, AGF over unlawful arrest
Tension as police shoot youths in a bid to arrest kidnapper
Buhari: SGF refutes report he “slams Christians”
Ambode to deploy drone made by LASPOTECH for aerial surveillance
Isoko APC gets new leader, to immortalise Okpozo
Akeredolu freezes Local government account
Crisis hits Tin-Can ports as policeman shoots truck driver
Kwara holds special prayers for Buhari
NIPOST generates N4bn, spends N8bn on salaries annually — Official
EFCC attacks Andrew Yakubu’s suit, challenges court’s jurisdiction
Dogara’s budget reform bill scales first reading in house of Reps
FG warns Nigerians over circulation of dangerous smuggled frozen fish
N140bn: Diamond Bank, BoI partners on grass-roots empowerment
Etisalat Nigeria in talks over missed payments on $1.2bn loan
Three banks set to take over Etisalat over debt
The destitute take over A/Ibom red light zone
Two ethnic groups set for showdown over ownership of Jos
Kogi inaugurates forest guards as Bello pledges economic turnaround
Aisha Buhari raises the alarm over infant/maternal mortality rate
Plateau, Nasarawa govs bag chieftaincy titles
Traditional ruler seeks constitutional roles for colleagues
CCII President charges councils on refuse clearing during Ibadan Festival
Reps member decries lack of water in Ekiti constituency


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