​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​News Headlines Mar 20,  2017. Headlines from Nigeria’s major newspapers

​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​News Headlines Mar 20,  2017. Headlines from Nigeria’s major newspapers

Compiled by Demola Adefajo 

The Punch

The Punch
EFCC hands over Amosu’s $2.15m hospital to Air Force
Doctor receives call, jumps into lagoon BREAKING: Federer beats Wawrinka to win fifth Indian Wells title
Lagos fraudster exchanges fake $7,000 for N3.4m
Recession: Job losses extend to expatriates in multinationals
We sell N20m adulterated diesel to companies daily – Suspect
Fake policeman arrested for extortion in Lagos
10 important Google links
LAUTECH final year student commits suicide in hostel
FG rules out ethnic factor in Ife clash
Seven habits to improve your credit score
Suicide bombers kill mother, two children in Borno
Again, Reps summon perm sec over tenure elongation
PDP: Sheriff moves to stop Makarfi’s appeal at S’Court
Ngilari’s conviction and ex-governors’ cases
Is el-Rufai’s memo to the President appropriate?
Why elite criticise Buhari for poor performance — Presidency
LASG, ATWAP hunt producers of bad water
Co-working’ll shape future of office devt –Experts
Leave LGs alone, PDP tells Akeredolu
Corper found dead in Jos drug dealers’ den
FG encouraging corruption in universities — SSANU
Four die in Sokoto auto crash
Bauchi kidnappers abduct three children from parent’s house
Coaches lament Rivers, Rangers Champions League exit
LASG to create opportunities in waste management
We want Buhari to succeed – PFN
‘Division in Rivers APC forced me to leave’
Managing your credit card
Ogun to sanction firms without EIA approval
Over 6000 pupils for A’Ibom Youth Sports Festival
West Brom coaches for Greensprings/Kanu camp
Messi double edges six-goal thriller Barca’s way
Aguero salvage point for Man City against Liverpool
#BBNaija: Frank Edoho reveales Biggie’s identity
#BBNaija: TTT evicted few days after refusing N1m to quit
Legendary rock ‘n’ roll star, Chuck Berry dies at 90
100,000 new cases of cancer diagnosed in Nigeria yearly – Expert
Editorial: Ngilari’s conviction and ex-governors’ cases
PDP: Sheriff moves to stop Makarfi’s appeal at S’Court
FG to disburse N500bn Paris Club refund this week
Senate invitation to Customs boss, Ali, unlawful –Falana


Keshi: South Africa’s Political Elite Fuelling Xenophobia Attacks against Nigerians, Others
Editors condemn attacks
EKEDEC Apologises for Prolonged Power Outage in Lagos
World Bank Announces Record $57bn for Sub-Saharan Africa
Court Restrains Nigerian Union of Allied Health Professionals from Strike
US Calls on Nigeria to Adopt Ranching to End Herdsmen/Farmers Clashes
NDLEA Records 34,499 Drug-related Arrests in Four Years
Police Arrest Suspect for Robbery, Rape
Boy Rescued from Father’s Torture Cell
Fake Cop Arrested in Lagos
Lagos Taskforce Nabs 43 Oil Bunkering Suspects, Seals Off Property
Expression of Interest for Bitumen to Commence by June, Say Fayemi
Lagos Laments Sabotage in New Waste Management Regime
FG Restates Commitment to Produce Manpower for Nation’s Development
Oyo Pays Four Months Salary in Two Months
Port Harcourt ASUU to Down Tools over Unpaid, Underpaid Salaries
IPAC Urges FG to Release IPOB Leader
Ibori Files Appeal in UK to Upturn His Conviction
Seven Persons Killed in another Suicide Attacks in Maiduguri
Capital Oil Accuses NNPC of Consistent Breach of Contract
Presidency Denies Reduction in Buhari’s Work Load
Naira to Appreciate Further as CBN Boosts Forex Sale
Cyberspace Attains CMMI Level 3 Certification
NPA’s New Spokesman Assumes Office
Ericsson Appoints Rutger Reman Managing Director for Nigeria
$355m OTC FX Futures Contracts Mature This Week
Olowo: Nigerian Environment is Very Hostile for Business
Akpabio Disowns Statement on Magu’s Rejection
Saraki Pledges Commitment to Implementation of Nigeria-Morocco Bilateral Agreements
Ekiti 2018: Don’t Manipulate Your Primary, Afenifere Warns APC
IBB Club Matchplay: Mark, Ekwueme Savour Mixed Doubles Win
CAF Elections: Okowa, Sports Veterans Hail Pinnick’s Victory
Youth Sports Festival Excites Gov Udom Emmanuel
How PDP Can Avoid Mutually Assured Destruction

The Nation

36 states, FCT demand $6.9b Paris Club refund
Governors: we didn’t divert Paris Club refund
Emefiele: monetary, fiscal authorities should align
Doctor jumps into Lagos lagoon
Fed Govt ‘ll protect, reward whistleblowers, says minister
Sheriff won’t contest at PDP convention, says Dickson
Naira to appreciate further as CBN boosts forex sale
Ambode’s cultural logic
PenCom: regulator or operator?
Obumselu: Exit of a literary giant
Magu’s rejection
Amuneke: Eagles’ forgotten flight
Random lines
IATA urges cargo operators on service delivery
‘Quackery, others cause building collapse’
Anxiety as Fed Govt shuts Lagos mining sites
NLNG eyes global shipping leadership status
PwC urges transparent use of tax revenue
Buhari to constitute minimum wage committee
700,000 India-made Nissan exported to 106 countries
Winners emerge in Spelling Bee competition
CBN’s cashless CardExpo Africa to focus on youth, innovation
Council chief lifts 10 schools
NAFDAC, SON advised on imported goods
Why Nigeria should invest in agricultural export, by expert
Council poll: LASIEC won’t use card reader
Senate urged to enforce cyber crime laws
Pensioner seeks lifting of ban on annuity
Adeboye to Christians: make impact
APC cautions Soludo on statement
First task is to audit Caf —Ahmad
Rivers Utd paid for disrespecting Al Merreikh – Osunwa
CAF Champions League: Rangers beat Zamalek 2-1, crash out
Group partner WFM on children’s broadcasting day
Okafor’s Law to hit cinemas March 31
I use my music to better youths – DJ Timmy
South Africa meets Nigeria in Alabanza Concert
E Marshal drops ‘One Call’
Tekno drops Rara video
BBNaija: ThinTallTony is out
EDITORIAL: PenCom: regulator or operator?
Anxiety as Fed Govt shuts Lagos mining sites
NLNG eyes global shipping leadership status
PwC urges transparent use of tax revenue


 Ife Crisis Has No Link To Ethnicity – FG
Why We Asked GenCosTo Reduce Electricity Generation – TCN
Housing Scheme: FG Pledges Equal Opportunities For All Nigerians
Rights Group Gives Amnesty International 7-day Ultimatum To Quit Nigeria
7 Die In Fresh Suicide Attack In Borno
LEADERSHIP Awards: S’ South Chiefs Hail Gov Udom
FCTA To Complete Abandoned Projects In Abuja
Naira Set To Appreciate As CBN Plans More Interventions
 FG May Lose N57bn As Clearing Agents Threaten To Shut Ports
 Monetary, Fiscal Authorities Brainstorm Ahead Of MPC Meeting
 FCTA To Complete Abandoned Projects In Abuja
 Dangote Cement: Maintaining Profit Performance
 F G’s Auto Policy Gets A Boost As ANAMMCO Resumes Production
 Safeguarding Customers’ Deposit From Fraud
 Active Mobile Phone Subscribers Now 155m
 Kaduna State Registers 16,378 Pensioners
EDITORIAL: World Sleep Day

Daily Trust

North East panel to spend N3bn on publicity, others
Sheriff seeks to stop Makarfi’s appeal at S/Court
Whistleblowers to earn N210m on every N5bn – FG
Presidency: Why elite are after Buhari
Customs CG: Senator wants law barring non-career persons from heading government agencies
2 PDP members defect to APC in Nasarawa
Sheriff to Adeyeye: You are not PDP’s spokesman
Magu: Presidency should lobby N/Assembly — Sen Ita-Giwa
Parents who reject polio vaccination risk 2-year jail term – NGSG
NNPC to contribute 4,000mw to national grid within 10 years
CP confirms killing of 2 policemen in Sokoto
My husband beats me for not bearing male child, wife tells court
2019 presidency: God will decide my fate – Sheriff
Market operators urge CBN to reduce interest rates to accelerate growth
Japan gives US$ 33.3 million grant to end polio in Nigeria
Pandemonium in Sokoto as robbers kill policemen
Britain to trigger Brexit negotiations on March 29
World Bank announces fresh $57bn investment in Nigeria, others
Borno IDPs groan over poor feeding
Bayelsa Police confirm death in rival cult clash in Yenagoa
Adamawa College of Education begins degree programmes
2 accused for chopping off woman’s ear over N30 `pure’ water
Kebbi Govt adopts proactive measures against communicable diseases
Normal commercial activities return to Ile-Ife aftermath of crisis
Governor Abubakar warns Wikki Tourists Management over team’s poor performance
Mazembe bundled out of CAF Champions League by Zimbabwe’s CAPS United
Federer beats Wawrinka to win 5th title at BNP Paribas Open
Nigeria’s multi-billion dollar gas projects linger on
11-year-old boy dies in fire at Zuba
Why I increased tariffs – Kwali chairman
SS-20 multiple nuke blasts
Nasir El-Rufai’s gift
Magu and Ali: Acid tests for good governance
Uniform na cloth …
Governor Geidam, the reviver of Yobe education
Norway unseats Denmark as world’s happiest country: report
Theresa May dragging UK under
Editorial : Red flags in ERGP
Senator laments huge expenses on food imports
Sex scandal: IBB uni lecturer, student face suspension
Bauchi school principal removed over “mock marriages”, school licence revoked
Ahmed assumes office as new Environment permanent secretary
Gas flared at oil fields per year can power all of Africa – Report
FG to partner local manufacturers on Green Bond projects

The Sun

Judge bars journalists from using phones to cover Nnamdi Kanu’s case
BREAKING: Police arraigns Peace Corps boss in Abuja
Medical doctor jumps to death in Lagos lagoon
• Woman rescued after jumping into lagoon too
Governor should obey AGF directive –Ilomuanya 
6 killed in cult war in Cross River, several injured
FG directs Queen’s College to reopen
• Old students want resumption postponed FG vows to protect, reward whistle-blowers
N522bn Paris Club debt refund: How Buhari bowed to govs
 • NGF gives conditions for payment of consultants
Ibori appeals 2012 fraud conviction
Why I dump PDP – Kogi lawmaker
Traditional rulers, Igbo leaders storm Abuja court for Kanu
Edo N-Power beneficiaries protest non payment of salaries
Edo dep gov commiserates with Agbebakus, Afegbuas
World Bank to invest $57bn in Nigeria, sub-Saharan Africa
Concept and meaning of federalism (2)
Yemi Adeola: ‘One-customer’ MD/CEO
War against terrorism: Wike lauds NAF
Rep tasks govs on accountability of Paris Club refund
UNIBEN ASUU issues  14-day ultimatum to governing councils
APC: PDP defectors’ve hijacked appointments -Akpabio 
Rivers APC suffers more defections to PDP
Kudos for auto policy as ANAMMCO revs up production with Shacman trucks
Footballer thanks “wife and girlfriend” after netting brace
Group moves to popularize sports betting in Nigeria
Nigeria’ll go places if Amaju gets needed support-Egbe
Court awards N10m damage to Onitsha bizman for unlawful arrest, detention 
FG unveils new immigration policy to tackle terrorism, trans-border crimes
Kanu knows bail fate March 25
FG partners Niger-Delta states to provide farmland for ex-agitators
EDITORIAL: Release Nnamdi Kanu


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